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Thursday, April 27, 2017

New VOICE ▶ Social Current See





From the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, a gripping look at the most dangerous and unexpected threats to our national security—and the actions needed to protect us. America’s inability to foresee the September 11, 2001 attacks was deemed a collective “failure of imagination.” Our political leaders and intelligence professionals failed to anticipate the wide-ranging and unorthodox threats to the nation’s security. Nearly a decade and a half later, imaginations in Washington D.C. are still failing. Despite assurances from our leaders that America is safer today than it was before 9/11, the truth is, we are still vulnerable. ▶ READ AMAZON





WASHINGTON – 26April2017, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly announced the official launch of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE). The VOICE office will assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens. ICE built the VOICE office in response to the Executive Order entitled Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, which directed DHS to create an office to support victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens. “All crime is terrible, but these victims are unique—and too often ignored,” said Secretary Kelly. “They are casualties of crimes that should never have taken place—because the people who victimized them often times should not have been in the country in the first place. The key objectives of the VOICE office are: Use a victim-centered approach to acknowledge and support victims and their families. Promote awareness of available services to crime victims. Build collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders assisting victims. ICE has established a toll-free hotline staffed with operators who will triage calls to ensure victims receive the support they need. The number is 1-855-48-VOICE or 1-855-488-6423.


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Saturday, April 22, 2017

#Shattered Clintons▶ #Social Current See






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Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen, authors of the new book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign, join CBSN to discuss the story behind the 2016 U.S. presidential election outcome.


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Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss. Drawing on the authors' deep knowledge of Hillary Clinton from their previous book, the acclaimed biography HRC, Shattered will offer an object lesson in how Hillary herself made victory an uphill battle, how her difficulty articulating a vision irreparably hobbled her impact with voters, and how the campaign failed to internalize the lessons of populist fury from the hard-fought primary against Bernie Sanders.




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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#Deep State Unmasked▶ #Social Current See





Source Peter Schweizer is the President of Government Accountability Institute and a best-selling author. From 2008 through 2009 he was a consultant to the Office of Presidential Speechwriting in the White House. He has also served as a member of the Ultraterrorism Study Group at the U.S. government’s Sandia National Laboratory and is a former consultant to NBC News.

In the archived video (above), an interview with Schweizer by Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, Schweizer gives credence to the work of by Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg.

Schweizer books have been translated into eleven languages and include several New York Times or Washington Post bestsellers. Peter’s latest book, Clinton Cash-The Untold Story of How Foreign Governments and Businesses made Bill and Hillary Rich became a New York Times best-seller and spurred independent reporting by multiple mainstream media outlets. Peter is the author of the book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money. Both Extortion and his previous book, Throw Them All Out were New York Times best-sellers and were featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes


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CITED BY AMAZON: Each year unelected federal administrators write thousands of regulations possessing the force of law. What do these civil servants know about the American people whom they ostensibly serve? Not much, according to this enlightening and disturbing study. The authors surveyed federal agency officials, congressional and White House staffers, and employees of various policy-making organizations about their attitudes toward and knowledge of the public. They found a significant chasm between what official Washington assumes they know about average Americans and the actual opinions and attitudes of American citizens. Even in such basic areas as life circumstances (e.g., income levels, employment, racial makeup) the surveys revealed surprising inaccuracies. And when it comes to policy issues--on such crucial issues as defense, crime, social security, welfare, public education, and the environment--officials' perceptions of the public's knowledge and positions are often wide of the mark. Compounding this ignorance is a pervasive attitude of smug dismissiveness toward the citizenry and little sense of accountability. As a result, bureaucrats tend to follow their own preferences without much reference to the opinions of the public. The authors conclude with recommendations to narrow the gap between official perceptions of the American public and the actual facts. These include shorter terms, rotation from the Washington beltway to local offices, compulsory training in the responsibilities of public office, and better civic education for ordinary citizens in the realities of government and politics.




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Monday, April 17, 2017

#Killing O'Reilly▶ #SocialCurrentSee

BREAKING REPORTS + VIDEO








Is the longest, continuously running cable news and commentary show about to end?  The mainstream media competitors and adversaries for Bill O'Reilly are reporting and perhaps cheering such.  Watch the VIDEO CLIP for details.

William James "Bill" O'Reilly Jr. is an American television host, author, journalist, syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked as a news reporter for various local television stations in the United States and eventually for CBS News and ABC News. From 1989 to 1995, he was anchor of the news magazine program Inside Edition.  MORE NEWS | MORE VIDEO


▶Whatever you think of the notable cable journalist O'Reilly, you cannot deny that he is an old school type of guy. One who doesn't conform to the mainstream media which he and most of his FoxNews colleagues like to ridicule and bash. Nothing is a better synopsis of the O'Reilly Factor” than the following commentary on his Amazon page:

Clipped on topic for the AmazonXNG “You have probably heard the term Old School, but what you might not know is that there is a concentrated effort to tear that school down. It’s a values thing.

The anti–Old School forces believe the traditional way of looking at life is oppressive. Not inclusive. The Old School way may harbor micro-aggressions.

Therefore, Old School philosophy must be diminished. Those crusading against Old School now have a name: Snowflakes. You may have seen them on cable TV whining about social injustice and income inequality. You may have heard them cheering Bernie Sanders as he suggested the government pay for almost everything.

The Snowflake movement is proud and loud, and they don’t like Old School grads. So where are you in all this? Did you get up this morning knowing there are mountains to climb—and deciding how you are going to climb them? Do you show up on time? Do you still bend over to pick up a penny? If so, you’re Old School.

Or did you wake up whining about safe spaces and trigger warnings? Do you feel marginalized by your college’s mascot? Do you look for something to get outraged about, every single day, so you can fire off a tweet defending your exquisitely precious sensibilities? Then you’re a Snowflake.

So again, are you drifting frozen precipitation? Or do you matriculate at the Old School fountain of wisdom? This book will explain the looming confrontation so even the ladies on The View can understand it. Time to take a stand. Old School or Snowflake. Which will it be? ”




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AMAZON REVIEW

To call these unsettling times is an understatement: our political leaders are less and less respectable; in the realm of business, cheating, lying, and stealing are hazily defined; and in daily life, rapidly changing technology offers permission to act in ways inconceivable without it. Yet somehow, this hasn’t quite led to a complete free-for-all—people still draw lines around what is acceptable and what is not. Collinsworth sets out to understand how and why. In her intrepid quest, she squares off  with a prime minister, the editor of London’s Financial Times, a holocaust survivor, a pop star, and a former commander of the U.S. Air Force to grapple with the impracticality of applying morals to foreign policy; precisely when morality gets lost in the making of money; what happens to morality without free will; whether “immoral” women are just those having a better time; why celebrities have become the new moral standard-bearers; and if testosterone is morality’s enemy or its hero.




Sunday, April 9, 2017

#FEMA▶ #SocialCurrentSee



Chances are the hashtag #FEMA is not an internet search you would normally conduct or follow, unless you have a disaster recovery matter to cover.

And, in a related matter, January 17, 1994 seems like a distant searchable date, but the day is memorable around the world and in particular for California as the occurrence of the devastating Northridge Earthquake.  For homeowners around the TRILOGY of neighborhoods in the Temescal Valley, the Northridge Quake may be a distant memory, but it is a harbinger of events that may follow.  Many authorities, including seismologists, are predicting that California is overdue for another Northridge-type quake.  Question is: When and where will this happen across our 163,696 square miles (423,970 km)?

These questions are given some immediacy because, last week, on our Federal Capitol Hill, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) introduced the Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017, H.R. 1684. This bill directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide technical assistance to condominiums, homeowners associations, and housing cooperatives regarding the process to become eligible for disaster assistance.  Certainly, a step in the right direction for granting community associations equal access to disaster programs! Another bill that will impact community associations is the Disaster Assistance Equity Act (DAEC) which is slated to be introduced later this year and is discussed in further detail below. The DAEC was first drafted in 2012 and still remains not passed and unsigned.  ▶ LINK

The so-called technical assistance part of this legislation will better need to be defined because it appears to be a bit like the taxpayers task of getting H&R Block or TurboTax to help with tax form preparation.  Those companies don't pay taxes for Americans; but simply assist with completing and filing forms. The story and a copy of H.R. 1684 are embedded in the content below.

Now, the basic challenge of the aforementioned legislation and FEMA culture change is that FEMA has for decades treated homeowners differently who reside in common interest developments (aka homeowner associations or HOAs).  Such communities account for around 350,000 USA neighborhoods, according to CAI statistics, and around 30 million housing units with close to 70 million residents.

Isn't it about time for a change of policy by FEMA to treat common interest developments as residential communities, not business entities?  That policy change evidently requires and act of congress.

Given the importance of this issue for HOA homeowners, we find agreement as HOA blogger and journalist Deborah Goonan who wrote in November 2015: "I have previously written about Community Associations Institute (CAI), an HOA trade group, and its three Federal issues (pet peeves). One of those issues is what CAI calls Disaster Relief Fairness." 





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The following document, although dated January 14, 2010, may provide some insights into emergency management since the document origin is FEMA. Until the two pieces of legislation are passed by Congress, as identified in this post above, don't expect much more real assistance by FEMA if you live in a common interest development and are attempting to manage disaster recovery following any type of major community disaster, especially an earthquake.



The following VIDEO, also produced by FEMA, is dated from September 25, 2015.



   
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If you have a question about how FEMA could possibly have a policy to treat common interest developments (aka HOAs) as business enterprises, just check out the website for the Community Association Institute (CAI):  LINK




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