Better Than Expected: Bill de Blasio Pulls in WHOPPING Crowd of 18 at Iowa Campaign Stop

New York Post cover on Thursday

Most Americans are scratching their heads and asking, “Why?”

On Friday de Blasio traveled to Iowa to test the waters.

It was a mistake.
18 people showed up to see de Blasio at a Woodbury County Democratic Party fundraiser,

Editors note: the rest of this article’s boring tweet’s etc, find it here:

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New DNA Test Finds Stunning Number Of Migrants Trafficking Children

New rapid DNA testing being used at the Southern border is catching tons of migrants who are faking family relationships with children.

The reason the fake the relationships with the children is to gain accesds to the United States and to be allowed in.

But in a pilot program of the rapid DNA testing technology a whopping 30 percent of the migrants tested were found to be faking the relationships, The Daily Mail reported.

ICE conducted the pilot for a few days earlier this month in El Paso and McAllen, Texas, finding about 30 per cent of those tested were not related to the children they claimed were their own, an official told the Washington Examiner.

The official said that these were not cases of step-fathers or adoptive parents.

‘Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members,’ the official said.

It is unclear whether every family unit was tested during the pilot, or only those who raised some sort of red flag. An ICE spokesman did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The official said that some migrants did refuse the test and admit that they were not related to the children they were with, when they learned their claim would be subjected to DNA proof.

ICE said the Department of Homeland Security would look at the results of the pilot to determine whether to roll out rapid DNA tests more broadly.

After President Donald Trump’s administration backpedaled on ‘family separation’ in the face of enormous backlash last summer, the number of family units arriving at the southern border has skyrocketed.

Current U.S. law and policy means that Central Americans who cross the border illegally with children can claim asylum and avoid any lengthy detention in most cases.

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Washington and Wall Street wake up to the reality that Beijing is happy to walk away

As Wall Street reels from the shock of a trade war exploding to new heights in the form of tariffs and counter tariffs, there’s another reality that is setting in — that China seems happy to walk away from trade talks.

That’s the upshot after China first rolled back some concessions — prompting a new escalation in tariffs — and then showed up to Washington without any other compromises.

“Until a week ago, it looked likely that a far-reaching trade deal would be struck between the U.S. and China within a matter of weeks. But negotiations hit a severe impasse, as the U.S. side accused the Chinese side of having reneged on key concessions,” said Stephen Gallagher, U.S. chief economist at Societe Generale, in a note to clients.

Whether Beijing has miscalculated or not, China’s policy makers are betting that they can absorb a blow to the nearly $400 billion of exports that the country, on net, sells to the U.S. each year.

“Between loose credit and loose fiscal policy, China did rebalance away from exports,” said Brad Setser, senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.

According to World Bank estimates, consumption in China last year contributed 4.6 percentage points to growth, up from 3.6 points in 2013. Investment, meanwhile, declined to 2.3 points in 2018 from 4.3 percentage points in 2013.

Apart from an usually strong March, industrial production in China has slowed markedly as well.

“Trump’s escalation comes at an awkward time, but if push comes to shove, they’re quite capable of supporting growth through more investment and credit,” he said. He added that China has the capability of borrowing more, particularly if it’s through the central government and not more debt-saddled provincial governments.

In fact, China has already done so.

“China has stepped up its stimulus measures aggressively since the start of the year, which suggests mature policy appreciation of the risks,” added Lena Komileva, chief economist at G-Plus Economics, in a note to clients.

That’s not to say China would escape unscathed from a full-fledged war. SocGen, for instance, says the drag from the trade war for China can be as high as 1.2% of its GDP. And that’s without modeling the greater impact on global confidence as well as China’s relations with key counterparts like the European Union and Japan.

Even with the downturn in global markets, there still seems to be a belief that one or both sides will blink.

Even with the heavy losses on Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.11% is still up nearly 9% for the year, hardly the market pricing in of a global economic collapse.

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Home gardening 101: 5 Secrets for growing great tomatoes

Successfully growing tomatoes in your home garden may be one of the most rewarding feelings you could experience as a home gardener. For tomato lovers, nothing can beat the taste of a fresh, juicy, sweet but tangy, aromatic, and blemish-free tomato grown in your own garden. Here are some tips to help you grow great-tasting tomatoes: (h/t to

Always plant tomatoes in a new space: When it comes to tomatoes, growing them in the same space every year would lead to failure. Tomato plants are extremely vulnerable to diseases, especially ones found in the soil like tomato blight and blossom rot. Avoid planting them in the same space for at least three years. If you grow in pots or containers, change the soil every season. By rotating the crop to a new space every season, you are greatly reducing the risk of diseases. In addition, tomatoes feed heavily from the soil, so moving them to a new space gives them fresh nutrients.

Plant them deep: Plant your tomatoes at a depth of around six to eight inches. This will help them withstand wind and storms and prevent them from drying out too quickly. In addition, planting deep gives additional roots more room to grow, and those roots are essential in helping find nutrients and water for the plant. You can use a post hole digger to make a great planting hole.
Add natural fertilizers when you plant: Start by digging holes about 10 inches deep, then fill them with a mix of soil, compost, a few crushed eggshells, a couple of teaspoons of coffee grounds, and a quarter cup of worm castings. The compost, coffee grounds, and worm castings provide nutrients as the plants grow, while the crushed eggshells offer calcium as they break down, preventing black rot and blossom-end rot.
Provide support before planting: You can use cages or stakes to provide support to your plant. Supporting your tomato plants greatly helps in keeping them healthy as vines can easily be damaged if unsupported. Unsupported vines are also more prone to disease and pests when they sprawl on the ground. There is also a high chance of them being tangled, restricting air circulation and limiting sunlight exposure – both of which are important in ripening tomatoes.

Mulch: Mulching is important in the health and production level of tomato plants. It regulates soil temperature, prevents soil and nutrients from eroding during strong rains, and prevents weeds that compete for the nutrients your plants need. Using a double-mulching technique will greatly prevent a weed explosion. To do this, place a 1- to 2-inch thick layer of compost around each plant, then add in another quarter-cup of worm castings. Finish off by adding a 4- to 6-inch thick layer of straw around every plant.

Reasons to plant your own tomatoes

Homegrown tomatoes and other crops, in general, are healthier than store-bought ones: They taste better and are healthier and fresher. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that can keep your skin healthy and can protect you from certain types of cancer. In addition, tomatoes contain other antioxidants like vitamins A and C that also help fight harmful free radicals. Tomatoes also contain good amounts of calcium and vitamin K, which are essential in maintaining bone health. The vitamin B and potassium content of tomatoes are also beneficial for the heart. These nutrients effectively lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, preventing heart attacks, stroke, and other heart problems. (Related: Tomatoes found to halt stomach cancer due to anti-cancer nutrients.)

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Cops Found Crack Pipe in Joe Biden’s Son’s Car, 2016 Police Report Shows

In yet another controversy swirling around Democratic 2020 hopeful Joe Biden, new evidence has emerged that cops found a crack pipe in a rental car used by his son Hunter, yet failed to take action, a newly surfaced 2016 police report shows.

The report, obtained by Breitbart News, says Hunter Biden returned the rental car, with a cocaine smoking pipe left inside, to a branch of Hertz in Arizona just days before the 2016 presidential election.

Hunter, whose legal name is Robert Biden, also left a driver’s license, a Delaware attorney general badge, credit cards, a cellphone, and a U.S. Secret Service business card inside the vehicle, according to the police report.

Biden had rented the car from Hertz in California and it was returned it after hours to a separate branch in Prescott, Ariz.

Cops noted that the car keys were oddly left in the car’s gas tank compartment and not properly deposited in the overnight drop box as instructed.

In addition to “a small white and brown pipe approximately 3-4 inches long,” an officer also found “a small ziplock bag with a white powdery substance inside all sitting on the passenger seat.”

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The police report says Hunter Biden was too ‘sick’ to know how to return the rental car

According to the Washington Examiner, a man who called himself “Joseph McGee” called Hertz the next morning to tell the company where the keys were left, saying “his friend was feeling sick so they didn’t know what to do.”

Fingerprints were not found on the pipe, which officials determined was used to smoke cocaine.

Unusually, authorities decided not to pursue the case after their initial attempts to contact the then-vice president’s son.

Prescott Police Department officials say they were unable to reach Hunter Biden and, after an investigation, declined to prosecute.

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Joe Biden’s 2020 bid has been plagued with scandal since before it even started

It’s not the first time Hunter Biden, now 49, has been linked to drugs.

Biden received a waiver for a “drug-related incident when he was a young man” to join the Navy Reserves in 2012, but tested positive for cocaine during a random drug test a month into his service and was discharged.

In 2017, his then-wife Kathleen stated in divorce papers he spent “extravagantly on his own interests (including drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations).”

Hunter Biden then began a relationship with his late brother Beau’s widow, Hallie.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the current front-runner in the 2020 Democratic presidential field.

His other son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, died in 2015 from brain cancer, contributing to Biden’s decision to not seek the presidency in the 2016

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Iraqi Parliament To Vote To Ban US Military From Iraq

So, we invaded the country illegally, our boys fought, bled and died for a lie, and now, Iraq is finally getting around to wanting to remove the US military from Iraq. OK, perhaps we should have just left them to the Islamic State when the people we trained tucked tail and ran.

Press.TV reports:

The Iraqi parliament is set to vote on a draft bill that would ban the United States-led military presence in Iraq, a report says.

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The draft bill, which stipulates the expulsion of all foreign forces from Iraq but which focuses specifically on dislodging American forces, is scheduled for a vote on Saturday, Iraq’s al-Ma’lomah news website reported on Thursday.

Many politicians across Iraq’s political landscape have questioned the foreign military presence in the country over the years. Calls for a withdrawal of foreign forces have grown following the defeat of the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq in 2018.

Speaking about the draft bill due for a vote, Karim Alivi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s national security and defense committee, said on Thursday that the country’s two biggest parliamentary factions — the Sairoon bloc, led by Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, and the Fatah alliance, headed by secretary general of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri — supported the document.

The Iraqi lawmaker predicted that the draft text would gain the required majority needed for it to become law, given the two parliamentary blocs’ support.

The obvious question is, should this bill be passed, what is Iraq actually going to do?

Tyler Durden comments:

Iraq’s parliament is already being spun as “pro-Iran factions,” and it’s been a long time since US officials, Pentagon or otherwise, gave any indication that they thought staying in Iraq was up to the Iraqi government.

So while the Iraqi Prime Minister is warning the US that they can’t use Iraq to launch a war on Iran, the US is browbeating Iraq over its government-aligned Shi’ite militias, and doing everything they can to try to portray that Shi’ite-dominated Iraqi government as effectively in league with the Iranians, and subsequently a threat to US interests.

No matter what happens, it seems certain US-Iraqi ties will suffer for it. 

I’m pretty sure John Bolton and Mike Pompeo will be upset if the bill passes, but hey, it’s the people of Iraq’s country. Let them run it how they want and when they come screaming for help, ignore them and let them suffer the consequences.

We have no business over there in the first place. We should voluntarily pull out of Iraq and every other country we have military installations in and bring our people back home.

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“Unplanned” Movie Causes Abortion Workers to Leave Their Jobs

Abby Johnson’s star is growing and growing. The “Unplanned” movie has been an overwhelming hit and exceeded expectations. In a recent interview with Rachel del Guidice of The Daily Signal, Johnson delivered lots of good news about the effects of the movie on the abortion industry it seeks to villainize.

Planned Parenthood has inadvertently pushed its own employees to see the movie through negative propaganda.

Here is a snippet from Rachel’s interview with Abby Johnson that explains why abortion industry workers went to see the movie in the first place:

del Guidice: That’s incredible. You mentioned that some of them are going in as critics. Have any of them mentioned to you—other than wanting to go in as a critic—anything that intrigued them to the film? I’m sure in some cases it was definitely going against their own beliefs to step out and see this film.
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Johnson: Yeah. They have told us that some of them went in as groups, like a group of workers from the clinic that went together. Some of them went individually, didn’t want anyone to know who they were or didn’t want anyone to know that they were going to see the film, so sort of went in secretly.

It’s been sort of different, different stories there. But yeah, they definitely were instructed not to see the film by Planned Parenthood.

I think that it’s just sort of like that “Do not push that big red button.” And you’re like, “Why don’t you want me to see this? What’s in it that you don’t want me to see?” So I think that was enough to intrigue a lot of people to go and watch this.

If you have children, you might understand what Abby is saying. As soon as you say, “Don’t touch that” it is a pretty good bet that it will eventually be touched. Parenting is tough at times.

Rachel’s interview with Abby was very telling and I want to share one more little snippet before allowing you to listen to the audio:

del Guidice: Wow, that’s bizarre. So, Planned Parenthood essentially encouraged, indirectly, their people to see this movie? That’s amazing.

Johnson: Yeah, exactly.

del Guidice: Wow. Was there a particular scene that they say impacted them to the point of eventually precipitating their choice to leave, or a discussion they had afterward? Was there anything? Or is there a common theme that clinic workers have said really was the turning point for them in the film?

Johnson: Definitely the ultrasound-guided abortions. A lot of them have seen that themselves.

It’s sort of different to remove yourself from what you do every day and to look at it sort of as an outsider, and I think that’s what they were forced to do. And then to see, to hear how everyone else in the theater is impacted by that scene.

One of the gals that contacted us said, “I just … heard everyone gasping and I thought to myself, ‘Oh my gosh, this really isn’t normal, what I’m doing every day. This isn’t normal. I’ve been trained to believe that it is, but it’s not.’”

So I think the reactions of other people was very powerful for them to hear. And I think definitely we’ve heard that the RU-486 abortion scene, my abortion scene, the medication abortion, was very impactful for them. Because a lot of them, they’re hearing stories of women who are coming back and saying, “This is not what you told me would happen. This was terrible.”

For them to actually see what these women are going through and how they haven’t been honest with them, and they’ve just sort of been spouting the company talking point but not really hearing what these women are going through, those two things I think were some of the most impactful for them.

Incredible story.

I remember recently reading about Abby standing up to KLOVE (Christian radio network) because they had unbelievably refused to accept advertising for the film. She got KLOVE to reverse its decision. What an amazing woman.

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Video: The Oroville Dam: What a Difference a Month of Snow and Rain Makes

Over two years after repairs to the main spillway of the Oroville Dam after a near catastrophic failure of the dams emergency runoff chutes the dam was put to the test for media and the world to see. They barely ran the spillway at full operation (understandable), but then they stopped using it and have started working on the inside of what appears to be a – still leaky – spillway.

In this video I use the reporting (fair use) of KPIX CBS Bay Area on the April 2nd re-opening of the dam and then I use the same news cast reporting of ‘rumors’ that the dam is not up to standards to hold massive water runoff if needed. In this video I report and reply to Viewers Comments on both news stories and find out that REAL people are REALLY concerned about the health and well being of the Oroville Dam. No fearporn here Juan. Just real reporting with real public concerns. Open the Video

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Oroville Dam Crisis Worsens-Last Ditch Effort to Save the Dam Is Underway

California faces a triple whammy in which millions of California residents are at risk for three major dam failures. Most readers are aware that the Oroville Dam is in crisis. The latter part of this report will provide a very grim update of the condition of the Oroville and the desperate measures being employed to delay the catastrophic failure of the dam. However, a second dam, the Prado Dam, which now threatens over one million resident of Orange County is in crisis.

CSS colleague, Alexandra Daley, sent a summation of a newspaper account, written by Ashley Ludwig, Patch Staff which was written on May 17, 2019 at 1PM Pacific time.

The Prado Dam is now at a high urgency risk characterization, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Federal engineers are stating that there is a good chance for a “significant flood event. and they upgraded the dam’s risk category from moderate to high urgency.”

According to Federal officials, strong Pacific storms, could produce conditions that could breach the spillway of the Orange County dam. A catastrophic failure has the potential to “drown out dozens of downstream communities, from Anaheim’s Disneyland to Newport Beach” according to the Army Corps of Engineers from the Los Angeles District.

Over 1.4 million people live and work below Prado Dam, with property valued at over $61 billion, including Disneyland and many high-end resorts and properties in Newport Beach.

The Dam has been near failure in the past. In 2005, a leak in the dam led to the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people in Corona.

Army Corps of Engineer spokesperson, Lillian Doherty told the LA Times that the spillway was a concern, but that repairs on the spillway won’t begin for at least two years. The obvious question jumps off the page: What if a hundred year storm should strike the area before repairs are completed? This damaged spillway is a clear and present danger to 1.4 million residents. However, farther north, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) won’t even admit the Oroville Dam spillway cannot be used
Ominous Update On the Oroville Dam

Spillway? Did someone say spillway? At least in Orange County, the federal government has a presence. The people of Orange County should feel good about this. For months, Paul Preston and myself have saying the spillway is damaged and cannot be used to handle the spring run-offs and heavy rains. The people that have mocked our warnings owe us both an apology. In a last ditch effort to save the dam, the DWR is attempting to divert water through the power plant by utilizing something called penstocks. This will allow the Oroville Dam to generate 13,000 cubic feet per second of water with regard to the outflow of water expelled by the dam. Presently the dam cannot generate more than 10,000 cubic feet per second. This process is now needed because the spillway is damaged beyond repair. This is what Paul Preston and myself have been saying, and showing with photos published on our respective websites, and we are now seeing the proof which is employing this desperate and last ditch attempt to delay the inevitable. From the inflow/outflow numbers at the dam, we figure they have an additional three days. The day of reckoning for Oroville Dam is almost here .

The Oroville Dam is less than 10 feet from overtopping. What happens when an earthen dam like the Prado or Oroville Dam has its water overtop the dam? Here is what Army Corps of Engineers Division Chief, Lillian Doherty says about this issue.

"Our concern right now is about the concrete slab of the spillway and how well it will perform if water were to spill over the top of the dam, We will determine whether or not it is as reliable as it should be."

At least the residents near the Prado Dam are being considered. Doherty stated that they are working to develop outreach strategies to alert the estimated 1.4 million people who could be impacted. The people, downstream from the Oroville Dam are being lied to by the DWS. They are being told there is no danger despite the fact that it is obvious for any to see that has eyes to see.

Doherty said her agency is working with a national team of experts to develop interim and permanent risk-reduction measures at the Prado Dam, as well as public outreach strategies to alert the estimated 1.4 million people who live and work in 29 communities downstream.

One may remember that in February 2017, Butte County officials evacuated 180,000 people from the Oroville Dam area because a concrete spillway was deemed to be ineffective. As the situation at the Oroville Dam disintegrated during heavy rains, an evacuation of more than 180,000 people commenced. Had the dam collapsed, all would have been caught in the resulting flood waters and would have all perished in their cars.

The head of the California Water Resources Department was removed after an independent probe found the failure was the result of a lax safety culture. Nothing has changed.

That same year, the Corps of Engineers discovered that the 60-year-old Whittier Narrows Dam, about 40 miles to the west of Prado Dam, was structurally unsafe and posed a potentially catastrophic risk to more than 1 million people in working-class communities along the San Gabriel River floodplain.

Engineers also found that the earthen structure could fail if water were to flow over its crest.

With less than 10 feet from overtopping, why isn’t the Oroville Dam attracting the attention of the Army Corps of Engineers? Why is the inept DWR still in charge? The Whittier Narrows is of concern because the Army Corps of Engineers used the phrase “catastrophic risk to more than 1 million people..”. This is exactly what we are looking at with regard to the Oroville Dam and nobody is saying anything. If the Oroville Dam suffers a catastrophic failure the following will happen with regard to the impact on human survival:

A 30 foot wall of water will escape the failed Oroville Dam
The water will be traveling at 75 mph
It would take a minimum of 72 hours to evacuate Sacramento and Stockton
A 20 foot wall of water would reach Sacramento within 45 minutes
Over 1 million people lie in the path of the water 
As with all these soon-to-be-failed dams, the spillways constitute the major reason for potential failure and we are not clearly seeing this condition at the Oroville Dam

From Agenda 21 Radio

Please note the enormous craines. This photo was taken on May 16, 2019. They are not holding back the water, they are checking for catastrophic failure potential. Not a word to the public, but the DWR is very worried!

The Latest Outflow and Inflow Reports From the Oroville Dam

Earlier in this publication I alluded to a new mitigation strategy being employed by the DWR as they are rerouting some of the water through the power plant. They are using the penstocks to accomplish this goal. The penstocks can mitigate flood waters to a certain degree and for only a certain time. The use of the penstocks stresses the dam in other areas and is only meant to mitigate a severe crisis. By using the penstocks, the DWR is admitting that the spillway is not usable. Again, the outflow that can be generated is about 13,000 cubic feet per second. The water approaching the dam over the next several days is peaking at 17,500 inflow. Eventually the dam is going to overtop and the dam will likely fail.

Below is a chart which shows the use of the penstocks is barely meeting the need. However, as it continues to rain and the snow begins to melt, catastrophe is likely.


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According to Paul Preston, some people are evacuating. However, many more are unaware of the danger. Both the federal and state governments are acting irresponsibly. Given how quickly the Oroville dam could unravel, evacuations should have already been underway.

"A troubling theme is emerging as the Corps reviews its portfolio of large flood control systems that were built a long time ago and are now showing signs of severe stress," said Daniel Swain, a UCLA climate scientist told the LA Times. "Federal engineers are finding that these systems are not as resilient as they thought they were and that the frequency of what were regarded as once-in-a-lifetime storms is increasing significantly."

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