Saturday, August 27, 2016

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So. Where Are They When Help Is Really Needed?

From Matt Rooney at Save Jersey:

It’s a story that’s all-too familiar in New Jersey’s troubled urban centers, Save Jerseyans. All of America for that matter.

Leave now if you’re too comfy in your safe space… ***TRIGGER WARNING***

As I write this, 8-year-old girl Camden resident Gabby Hill-Carter remains in critical condition after a stray bullet struck her int he head around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. A manhunt is presently underway for the perpetrators. A reward is being offered.

How many people truly give a damn?

There isn’t anything more heart-breaking on the planet than an innocent young life caught up in the crossfire of gang violence but, to my knowledge, there isn’t a single protest planned by members of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Not one Huffington Post Reporter or MSNBC correspondent is reporting the story from the ground.

Al Sharpton hasn’t booked a flight to Philly’s international airport for a meet-and-greet with the victim’s family.

Mothers of the Movement‘ isn’t tweeting or talking about it.

Trenton politicians aren’t parachuting in for a press conference with local officials.

President Obama hasn’t called a press conference to blame the NRA or its membership for Gabby Hill-Carter’s life-threatening injury.

Why?

Gabby’s plight doesn’t fit the far-left’s political narrative. It’s another inconvenient truth. Something best left undiscussed.

Remember: while young black men dying at the hands of police is almost as rare an occurrence as fatal lightning strikes, violent crimes committed by members of our most-challenged communities against OTHER MEMBERS of the same community remain the leading cause of violent black deaths in America. Not police, George W. Bush, the Koch Brothers or Donald Trump. Yet no one wants to talk about those statistics and what’s behind them.

Murder in black America is only “news” in the statically-rare situation when a police officer — sometimes white, often not — is placed in an exceedingly and objectively difficult situation regardless of whether he or she followed training regulations and made the right decision under pressure.

Gabby’s home of Camden, New Jersey remains a glaring example of everything that’s false about the Left’s preferred portrait of a racist, dangerous, hopeless America, long before police violence became a topic de jour for talking heads and social media quarterbacks.

Reality check time…

To the extent there is disproportionate danger to children like Gabby Hill-Carter, the Left bears much of the responsibility for having both (1) created a hopeless situation through decades of failed government social engineering and promoting victimization for political gain, and (2) subsequently blocking critical reforms — like school choice — that could provide opportunities for social mobility in these neighborhoods.

To the extent there is racism playing a role in American violence, look no further than movements like BLM which, by and large, focuses on race at the expense of forging cooperative relationships with individuals of all races who want to see these communities get back on their feet again AND prevent the next Gabby Hill-Carter shooting.

Again, all of what I’m saying is TRUE and can be supported, but none of what I’m saying is helpful to Democrats when their standard bearer, Hillary Clinton, is trying to get elected with KKK-themed attack ads.

I’m sick and tired of the political correctness, issue avoidance and general lack of honesty while children continue to die.

Join me in demanding an answer to this simple question, Save Jerseyans: Who on the Left is fighting for Gabby Hill-Carter?

Gabby, and kids like her, might wake up to a better world if more American voters did.

OMG, These Figures! You Won't Believe Your Eyes!



Crooked Hillary counts on Wall Street for donations. 
"I'll NEVER be bought and sold by them. My supporters are the BEST because they're every day Americans! Together, we WILL Make America Great Again!" -Donald J. Trump

Fuuhhgattaboutit, It Just Ain't Gonna Work, Hon!

“Hillary Clinton’s attempt to delete the single worst week of her political career isn’t going to work. Her admission that there’s a lot of smoke but no fire is a complete lie, and the American public’s response will be to do exactly as her campaign suggests: don’t vote for her. 
"Clinton’s attempt to blame Colin Powell for her illegal email server backfired, and there’s no way the Clintons could go from dead broke to making more $250 million since leaving office without breaking the law and trading off their access to office. This is exactly why we need a Special Prosecutor to investigate the blurring of lines between the Clinton State Department, the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton’s personal bank account. 
"It’s corruption and the rigged system in Washington at its worst, and it’s exactly why we need to vote for a change agent like Donald Trump.” 
– Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor, Donald Trump campaign

Friday, August 26, 2016

Have YOU Seen THESE? Hurry, Take A Look!





Yes, Incredible Obstacles CAN Be Overcome . . .

Felix Alberto of North Philadelphia, a recent graduate of Saint Gabriel’s Hall of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was honored as Pennsylvania’s GED® Student of the Year. As part of this recognition, he received a $1,000 dollar scholarship to the college of his choice and an iPad.

Graduates were nominated by their educators for their outstanding determination, hard work, and perseverance to pass the GED® test. The award was presented by GED® Testing Service at its national Annual Conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

Felix Alberto had a difficult childhood, facing poverty and neglect, but found caring support and renewed purpose at Saint Gabriel’s Hall. He successfully passed the GED® exam, received an 1140 out of 1600 on his SAT test, and acquired Microsoft and Servsafe certifications at Saint Gabriel’s Hall. He will be attending Kutztown State University on scholarship starting August 27th.

For his part, Felix expresses genuine gratitude for the help and support he has received: “Saint Gabriel’s Hall is the best thing that ever happened to me. I got the time I needed to find out who I really am, and the resources that I never had before, the best support system, and with all that I made a future for myself. The people at Saint Gabe’s truly go out of their way to see potential in someone. I thought I was going to be a failure, but Saint Gabriel’s Hall changed all that for me.”

Saint Gabriel’s Hall is a residential program located in Audubon, PA for court-adjudicated male youths. It offers a year-round academic program as well as career and technical education in Culinary Arts, Microsoft Office, Building and Landscape Maintenance, and Youth Build Construction. Since 1898, Saint Gabriel’s Hall has been serving troubled youth in the spirit of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers.  

Here's One Idea We Can All Support Right Now!

New Jersey State Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-Essex, Bergen, Morris) sent a letter to the FDA calling for the agency to work swiftly to approve generic epinephrine auto-injectors to combat Mylan’s apparent monopoly on the market. O’Toole sponsors a bill to combat Mylan’s EpiPen price hike by providing a tax credit to retailers who keep the drug affordable.
Sen. Kevin O’Toole sent a letter to the FDA calling for swift approval of generic EpiPens in order to combat Mylan’s monopoly on the market. (Flickr)









“It is baffling to me that although EpiPens have been on the market for many years, the FDA has yet to approve any generics,” Senator O’Toole said. “It seems that Mylan’s deplorable price hike was, in part, a response to competition from generic EpiPens that were awaiting FDA approval. I strongly urge the FDA to uphold its mission to serve the public health by speeding innovations that make medicine more affordable. We cannot stand by and allow Mylan to put lives at risk. Families need affordable options now.”

Sen. O’Toole’s letter was distributed today, Aug. 26, 2016, to Dr. Robert M. Califf, who serves as the U.S. Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. The full text of the letter is below.

Dear Dr. Califf:

As I’m sure you and your office are aware of the recent news reports regarding the borderline monopolistic price increases of over 500 percent in less than 10 years by Mylan NV regarding their Epi-Pen product, I write to you today asking for intervention by the FDA on this matter.

While I find it troubling that any one company can hold an exclusive patent on a public health product until 2025, what puzzles me even more is that there appears to be no generic products in the marketplace to ensure Mylan does not hold a monopoly on epinephrine auto-injectors. Your mission statement clearly outlines that the “FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable…”

Certainly your agency can not be satisfied by the speed of innovation regarding epinephrine auto-injectors given that Mylan holds a virtual monopolistic grip on the market and therefore can unconscionably raise the price of Epi-Pens to over $600. As a matter of fact, it has been cited in news outlets that the cause of the most recent price increase of Epi-Pens by Mylan was a direct result of generic competition from Teva Pharmaceuticals. Your agency delayed its approval of Teva’s generic epinephrine auto-injector, yet Mylan never lowered their price.

It is clear to me and so many others that Mylan’s pricing strategy is driven in large part by the fact that they are the only product on the market. Such behavior was the impotence for the enactment of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. While the FDA is not charged with addressing monopolistic behavior, your agency is charged with “advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines…more affordable.”

I respectfully request, on behalf of the constituents that I represent here in New Jersey, that your agency adhere to your mission statement and work to “speed innovations” and work with any company seeking to provide patients with alternatives for auto-injectors so that no one is subject the Mylan’s apparent bottom-line driven pricing strategy. This behavior simply cannot be tolerated, and the only way to do that is by the FDA adhering to their fundamental charge.

I thank you for taking my letter into consideration, and am available should you wish to speak further on this matter.

Sincerely,
Kevin J. O’Toole
Senator
New Jersey Legislative District 40

Now THIS Is The Kind Of Fearless Fighter We Need!

Following the speech Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton gave yesterday in Reno, Nevada, Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement:

"It is rich that Hillary Clinton, whose radical position on abortion puts her at odds with Pope Francis, the entire Catholic Church and the basic human right to life, would call out her opponent for having an alleged feud with the Pope," said Congressman Rothfus. "Hillary Clinton should take a close look in the mirror. She herself is a politician who would attack both innocent human life and religious liberty in one blow by requiring taxpayers and those paying for insurance plans -- including religious organizations -- to fund abortion, including the abhorrent practice of partial birth abortion."

Hearing Voices, Seeing Conspirators, Blaming . . .



For more than 30 years all she;s been doing is blaming others.
Blaming everybody except herself and her partner in crime.

Well, You Tell Us: Who Wore It Better?

A Vivid Celebration Of Award-Winning Design!

Three DesignPhiladelphia Events with Stephen Burks organized by Collab at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

National Design Award-winner to visit Philadelphia Museum of Art, CHAD, and Roche Bobois in October

Designer Stephen Burks will take part in a three-event celebration of his achievements during DesignPhiladelphia in October 2016. Burks will conduct a workshop with students at the Charter High School for Architecture + Design, present an illustrated lecture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and exhibit his recent work at Roche Bobois’ Old City showroom. The events are organized by Collab, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s friends group supporting modern and contemporary design; the Center for Architecture and Design; Stephen Burks Man Made; and Roche Bobois home décor.

Burks first collaborated with Roche Bobois in 2014 to design the European TRAVELER Hooded Armchair. In 2015, the Brooklyn-based designer became the first African American to win the National Design Award for product design. While the furniture and products created by his studio, Stephen Burks Man Made, reflect cutting-edge contemporary design, they also incorporate elements drawn from authentic craft traditions, including Senegalese basket-making and industrial manufacturing in a process he calls “returning the hand to industry.” Since 2005, Burks has consulted with nonprofits including Aid to Artisans, the Clinton Global Initiative, Design Network Africa, Artesanias de Colombia and the Nature Conservancy, uniting the artisan, the designer, and global brands. Burks has created designs for international clients including Boffi, Cappellini, Dedon, Harry Winston, Missoni, Swarovski, and Roche Bobois, who will host the exhibition of Burks’ work at Roche Bobois Philadelphia from October 7 through October 15, including a closing event on Saturday, October 15. His work can be seen at www.stephenburksmanmade.com.

“I'm looking forward to being part of such an exciting series of events that puts Philadelphia on the design calendar every year," said Burks. "Sharing my work with the students from CHAD, as well as all of the supporters of design in this great city, will be the highlight of my visit."

Events
On the morning of Friday, October 14, Burks will visit the Charter High School for Architecture + Design at 7th & Sansom Streets. Working with 30 students, Burks will demonstrate his technique that combines traditional craft with contemporary design.

On October 14 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Burks will present “Stephen Burks Man Made” in the Van Pelt Auditorium of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The illustrated lecture will survey his innovative furniture, lighting and product design. The lecture is free after Museum admission.

From Friday, October 7 through Saturday, October 15 a special exhibition, Stephen Burks Man Made Collab, will be featured in the Roche Bobois showroom at 311 Arch Street. The exhibition includes furniture from Burks’ new Roche Bobois Outdoor Traveler collection using vibrant leather woven cord and several pieces from his sculptural Stephen Burks Man Made Material Compositions. The showroom is open daily, 10:00am-6:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., with a closing event on Saturday, October 15.

Register for the Museum event at 2016.designphiladelphia.org
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Oh Yeah -- More Revelations Are On The Way!

Judicial Watch today announced that a federal court has ordered the State Department to review newly found Clinton emails and turn over responsive records by September 13. And, in two other Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits, the State Department is scheduled to release additional emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s non-state.gov email system beginning September 30. In a court filing this week, the State Department admitted it had found Benghazi-related documents among the 14,900 Clinton emails and attachments uncovered by the FBI that Mrs. Clinton deleted and withheld from the State Department.

The first batch of new emails comes in response to a court order issued today in a November 13, 2015, Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit filed against the Department of State seeking all communications between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama White House from the day of the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and throughout the following week.

 The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Dr. Larry Kawa of Boca Raton, Florida, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division (Larry Kawa v. U.S. Department of State (No. 9:15-cv-81560)). Today’s order requiring the production of the emails from the 14,900 new Clinton emails as well as any other communications or emails from the other materials recently delivered to the State Department by the FBI was issued by U.S. District Court Judge William P. Dimitrouleas. The courtruled:
The State Department shall search the material, determine whether any responsive records exist, and complete its first production of non-exempt records, to the extent any exist, by September 13, 2016.
In a separate case, Judicial Watch has been seeking Clinton’s communications about the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, during which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith were killed. A second assault targeted a nearby compound, killing two government contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00692)).

After admitting in an August 23 court filing that it found documents that “satisfied the [Benghazi related] search terms” of the new Clinton emails, the State Department proposed a rolling production schedule, “under which State would make its first production of any non-exempt responsive records subject to FOIA on September 30, 2016, and complete production no later than October 31, 2016.” Judicial Watch then asked the court that State make known the volume of documents remaining to be reviewed before it accepts whether the production schedule is reasonable. Today, U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta informed the attorneys the Court wants to schedule a hearing on this issue for Tuesday, August 30.

Judicial Watch is also scheduled to receive documents from the State Department in a case arising out of FOIA lawsuit before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Clinton. The lawsuit was reopened because of revelations about the clintonemail.com system. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). Judge Sullivan has now issued a court order stating:[
T]he State Department shall release all remaining documents responsive to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act request by no later than September 30, 2016.
The 14,900 new Clinton emails were uncovered as a result of separate Judicial Watch litigation seeking all of Mrs. Clinton’s work related emails. At a status hearing this week, U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg ordered the State Departm

ent to report to the Court the volume of documents reviewed and be prepared to commit to a production schedule at a further status hearing on September 23, 2016.

“It is astonishing that Hillary Clinton tried to delete and hide Benghazi emails and documents. No wonder federal courts in Florida and DC are ordering the State Department to stop stalling and begin releasing the 14,900 new Clinton emails,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Is One Of These Things Related To The Other, Huh?

A Facebook friend writes:

Next time you hear Hillary, or any other Democrat, ranting about Republicans wanting to disenfranchise minorities by requiring voter ID, keep the following in mind:

* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility).

* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their polling locations - and not one single vote was recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility).

* In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters .

* In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.

* The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.

* Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout

* In one Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of eligible voters .

NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote.

The worst part is that in 2012, Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio all had Republican governors. Florida and Ohio still do!
Imagine that.....