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Just So You Now Know What You Don’t Know Because You Were Not Told by the Feds…

id theft

And for the record, some “refugees” are doing this as well…

(WaTimes) – The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday.

Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled — and fell woefully short anyway.

As a result, most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up.

“Taxpayers identified as victims of employment-related identity theft are not notified,” the inspector general said.

The report alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill, who were shocked that the IRS had gone for so long without fixing the issue.

“It is stunning that the IRS has chosen to aid and abet identity thieves for so long instead of protecting the innocent victims of the theft,” said Sen. Daniel Coats, Indiana Republican.

Victims’ numbers are stolen by illegal immigrants who need to give employers a valid Social Security number in order to get a job. Employers are prohibited from probing too deeply into numbers, even when they suspect fraud.

But the IRS learns of the scam when the illegal immigrants file their taxes using a special Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) the agency doles out chiefly to illegal immigrants as a way of making sure they’re paying taxes even if they’re not supposed to be in the U.S.

Between 2011 and 2015 the agency flagged nearly 1.1 million returns where someone appeared to have stolen a valid Social Security number, the inspector general said.

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Hating Hillary

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She’s starting to look like her benefactor, George Soros.

WaPo is reporting A record number of Americans now dislike Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton hit her stride after the Democratic National Convention, riding to a double-digit lead over Donald Trump in some national and swing-state polls — her highest of the year.

As of today, though, Americans’ views of her just hit a record low.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 41 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Clinton, while 56 percent have an unfavorable one.

That’s the worst image Clinton has had in her quarter-century in national public life. Her previous low favorable rating this year was in July, when it was 42 percent, lower than any mark in historical Post-ABC polls except a few points in the 1990s when a large share of the public had no opinion of her. Her previous high for unfavorable views was in June, when 55 percent disliked Clinton…

Well, a majority don’t trust her either, although many of them will still vote for her. And that percentage climbs with every new exposure of her actions while at the State Department, and her channeling influence and donation money to the Clinton Foundation. But it is all of this and the ever-climbing mountain of lies she and her people keep spinning in the face of the obvious truth(s).

Clinton emailed classified information after leaving State Dept.

Teflon’s got nothing on this woman…

Report: FBI to release notes from Clinton email investigation

Foundation headaches mount for Clintons

Stephen Green writing @ Instapundit:

CUE WORLD’S SMALLEST VIOLIN: Bill Clinton eyes exit from charity that has shaped legacy.

When Bill Clinton told the staff of his global charity he would have to step down if Hillary Clinton won the White House, he was vividly clear about how that felt: Worse than a root canal, he said.

For Clinton, the foundation that bears his name has shaped much of his post-White House legacy, helping transform him from a popular yet scandal-tainted former president into an international philanthropist and humanitarian.

The Clinton Foundation’s charitable works amounted to just “15% of its revenues while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, and just 6.4% in the first year after it.” In 2013 he Foundation spent as much on travel for its executives and staff as it did on charitable grants.

It’s easy to see why giving that up would be painful, but it isn’t as though being First Spouse doesn’t come with perks of its own.

Huffington Post Contributor Says He Was Fired For Posting Article About Hillary’s Health


Welcome to the democrat/Clinton suck, buddy.

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And apparently the MSM is doing a Hell of a lot of scrubbing for Hillary via firings and deletions:

CNN Edits “Crooked” Out Of Trump Tweet About Hillary

Dem Memo On “Best Practices” For “Black Lives”: Candidates, staff counseled on how to deal with “radical” group

Uh oh! Hillary’s plan to get big money out of politics has hit another snag

FAIL! Hillary spox Brian Fallon’s deleted Benghazi email spin backfires

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DHS Making Plans to Take Charge of the Election

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No worries. I’m sure the Obama DHS will keep the Trump vs Hillary general election on the up-and-up…

(Washington Examiner) – Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a “critical infrastructure,” giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.

The latest admissions of attacks could speed up that effort possibly including the upcoming presidential election, according to officials.

“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

“There’s a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure,” he said at media conference earlier this month hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

[…]

DHS describes it this way on their website: “There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.”

A White House policy directive adds, “The federal government also has a responsibility to strengthen the security and resilience of its own critical infrastructure, for the continuity of national essential functions, and to organize itself to partner effectively with and add value to the security and resilience efforts of critical infrastructure owners and operators.”

At the time, Johnson did not mention specific security issues, but the FBI has since cited one hack and another attempt.

[…]

But, you know, the same damn administration believes requiring people to carry and present voter I.D.s at the election sites is bad. This is also the same administration that has done more to highly politicize federal departments and agencies, and use them as weapons against political opposition and to jam agenda through by circumventing Congress and the Constitutional laws.

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George Soros’ quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system

Leaked Memo Reveals Soros Plan for Federally Controlled Police

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ISIS Horror: Thousands Buried in 72 Mass Graves Around Iraq

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You might or might not recall the Western media fabricating, hyping, and reporting all the Iraqi deaths during the Iraq war during George W. Bush’s 8 years? Most of those were innocent Iraqis killed by the “insurgents” (whose deaths, btw, were also added/included in the numbers) and another portion of the numbers were based on vague Iraqi citizens’ answers to international human rights groups’ questions about family members and friends they hadn’t seen or heard from, so, like, you know, that must mean those people were dead— killed by the US and Coalition troops and airstrikes and “Bush”, or something.

Either way, the media never produced one photo of such mass civilian casualties. But they ignored all the mass graves the troops found that Saddam had filled (or maybe they added those numbers to the human rights reports). And while this is an AP report, because the MSM is carrying the administration’s water that ‘ISIS is not a threat and is demising’, this story will get little, if any, coverage and then dropped ASAP…

HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.

On the other side of the mountain, another survivor peered through binoculars as the handcuffed men of neighboring villages were shot and then buried by a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as the extremists filled one grave after another with his friends and relatives.

Between them, the two scenes of horror on Sinjar mountain contain six burial sites and the bodies of more than 100 people, just a small fraction of the mass graves Islamic State extremists have scattered across Iraq and Syria.

In exclusive interviews, photos and research, The Associated Press has documented and mapped 72 of the mass graves, the most comprehensive survey so far, with many more expected to be uncovered as the Islamic State group’s territory shrinks. In Syria, AP has obtained locations for 17 mass graves, including one with the bodies of hundreds of members of a single tribe all but exterminated when IS extremists took over their region. For at least 16 of the Iraqi graves, most in territory too dangerous to excavate, officials do not even guess the number of dead. In others, the estimates are based on memories of traumatized survivors, Islamic State propaganda and what can be gleaned from a cursory look at the earth.

Still, even the known numbers of victims buried are staggering — from 5,200 to more than 15,000.

Sinjar mountain is dotted with mass graves, some in territory clawed back from IS after the group’s onslaught against the Yazidi minority in August 2014; others in the deadly no man’s land that has yet to be secured.

[…]

IS made no attempt to hide its atrocities. In fact it boasted of them. But proving what United Nations officials and others have described as an ongoing genocide — and prosecuting those behind it — will be complicated as the graves deteriorate.

[…]

Following the release of the AP research, the State Department noted that it is providing assistance to Iraqi authorities for the investigation of mass graves.

“Sadly, we anticipate that additional mass graves will be discovered as additional lands are liberated from Da’esh,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.

Then there are the graves still out of reach. The Islamic State group’s atrocities extend well outside the Yazidi region in northern Iraq.

Satellites offer the clearest look at massacres such as the one at Badoush Prison in June 2014 that left 600 male inmates dead. A patch of scraped earth and tire tracks show the likely killing site, according to exclusive photos obtained by the imagery intelligence firm AllSource Analysis.

Of the 72 mass graves documented by AP, the smallest contains three bodies; the largest is believed to hold thousands, but no one knows for sure.

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FBI: At Least 30 Benghazi Emails Recovered from Hillary’s Private Server

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And they weren’t in the batch she turned over to the State Department.

Even ‘bleach’ can’t erase this bloodstain.

Must’ve had the key search word “yoga” in them…

(Time) – These emails were not previously provided by Clinton to the State Department.

The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.

Government lawyers told U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta Tuesday that an undetermined number of the emails among the 30 were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton to the State Department. The agency said it would need until the end of September to review the emails and redact potentially classified information before they are released.

Uh-huh…

Ed Morrissey @ HotAir:

And so the Benghazi circle is now nearly complete. Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal erupted as a direct result of the work of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. House Republicans formed the ad hoc panel in the belief that the former Secretary of State and the State Department had not told the entire story about the attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. All along, Hillary and her team insisted that they had nothing responsive to investigators and those filing FOIA demands, and that the entire Benghazi probe consisted of rehashed questions already answered.

The new admission from State raises even more questions about the e-mail scandal. The claim from Hillary and her team that the lawyers checked all of her e-mail individually to determine whether they related to official business has long since been debunked. However, one would have expected Hillary and her team to specifically look for materials responsive to Congressional investigations in progress, especially on Benghazi and Libya, even if they were segregating other material by keyword search. Given that the State Department repeatedly argued in court that no such records existed until Hillary’s private e-mail system became public knowledge, the judicial branch may hold State and Hillary to those expectations.

Well, ya’d think and ya’d hope.

Meanwhile:

CROOKED! State Dept. attorneys found HOW MANY deleted Hillary emails on Benghazi?!

Good to know: Why Hillary had Benghazi emails on her private server is a ‘legitimate question’

FBI will release Hillary Clinton interview notes regarding email investigation

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Snozberries: A Man With A Wonderful Spirit…

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Follow-up to yesterday’s post: “Good day, sir!”

Gene Wilder just quietly dropped off the entertainment world’s radar over these last 20 years. Nobody knew he had become ill with Alzheimer’s three years ago. He did not make public his condition out of some faux moral obligation to bring awareness to society about the debilitating condition. He just wanted to be remembered as he had been, but more out of our sense of well-being than his own.

Part of a statement from Gene Wilder’s nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman…

“The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him ‘there’s Willy Wonka,’ would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world … As our hands clutched and he performed one last breath the music speaker, which was set to random, began to bare out one of his favorites: Ella Fitzgerald. There is a picture of he [sic] and Ella meeting at a London bistro some years ago that are among each [of] our cherished possessions. She was singing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow,’ as he was taken away.”

What a wonderful man.

Sleep well.

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Russia Will Be Knocking on Our Door Very Soon

Kuril Islands and the Bering Strait

Yeah, I kind of called this about a year and a half ago. I expect Putin’s troops will begin “annexing” islands that belong to Alaska shortly thereafter…

(WaTimes) – It has been no secret that Russia is building up its forces in the Arctic region as the Kremlin covets and wants to protect future access to the natural resources in the region.

Russia is also actively preparing to militarize its eastern coastline with large numbers of troops to be garrisoned from near the U.S. border in Alaska to the Kuril Islands in the south, currently disputed with Japan. The new forces scheduled to arrive in 2018 will be as close as 85km to the US border.

Speaking at a Defense Ministry meeting on Tuesday, Sergei Shoigu confirmed that “there are plans to form a coastal defense division in 2018 on the Chukotka operational direction.”

The minister added that this decision was actually made in July 2015, and is part of a plan to establish a unified system of coastal defense stretching from the Arctic in the north to the Primorye Territory in the south.

The system, according to Mr. Shoigu, is intended “to ensure control of the closed sea zones of the Kuril Islands and the Bering Strait, cover the routes of Pacific Fleet forces’ deployment in the Far Eastern and Northern sea zones, and increase the combat viability of naval strategic nuclear forces” operating in the area.

In other words, the new division will help ensure the defense of Russia’s sparsely populated eastern coast, reports Russian state news agency Sputnik.

Sputnik also quoted some rather threatening comments by Russian military analyst, Sergei Ishchenko, in detailing this deployment. “And most important, of course, is the air base. It’s from its well-heated hangers that the newest fifth generation U.S. fighter, the F-22 Raptor, rises into the air to intercept the Russian strategic bombers which have resumed regular patrols along the edges of US Arctic borders.”

Effectively, the analyst suggested, “if we suppose that alongside the coastal defense division, Russia deploys the Iskander mobile short range ballistic missile system, the U.S. F-22s may no longer have time to intercept the Russian bombers, while U.S. missile warning stations could unexpectedly go dark.”

Russia’s military jets have been closely zooming our Western coast and our military ships at sea for the last couple years during Obama’s tenure.

Do you/we really believe this administration would get into a spat with Putin over some frozen desolate islands pirated by a Russian “annexing” of them, rationalizing they had once belonged to Russia (see; Crimea)? Shit in your shoes! Bam would agree they should be ‘returned’ anyway.

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