Congress discussing ‘current threats to the homeland,’ but not much about shady money, meddling

FBI Director James Comey.

A few Americans perhaps felt unexpectedly riveted to their monitors today, listening to an exchange on C-Span between Arizona Representative Martha McSally and the current FBI Director James Comey, a former Director of HSBC Holdings, regarding the Hillary Clinton email/server scandal as it relates to the topic of “current threats to the homeland.”

The Congresswoman pressed Director Comey regarding ex-Secretary Clinton’s email “carelessness” and possible lies to the American public. (See video, at 01:40:37, of the conversation at this link: FBI Director James Comey talks about Clinton email scandal.”)

Stating to Director Comey that she has served in the military for 26 years, McSally handled the highest levels of secure information, and wanted to know what consequences someone else might receive for the same conduct as Clinton.

The Congresswoman was clear. “If an airman in the Air Force had conducted behavior similar to Secretary Clinton’s, I am confident, as a minimum, that they would lose their clearance, they would be kicked out, they would never get a clearance or be able to work for another federal department or agency, in addition [to other fines].”

She then asked Comey if such people would even “get an interview” at the FBI with such security violations such as ex-Secretary Clinton did.

“I can’t answer that as a hypothetical,” answered Comey. Inside the FBI, there exists “a robust process to assess suitability….”

If his own chief of staff mishandled classified information at the FBI, “…it would be a significant security review” along with consequences such as firing the employee, loss of pay, or even some reprimand or lose clearances, Comey answered when pressed again.

Rep. McSally then moved on to “how” the classified information got from a “classified system” to an “unclassified” system. Comey answered there were three specific email “conversations” of confidential concern.

Comey tried to explain the transmitting of confidential information on an unclassified system. “I think we concluded that somebody [at a lower level in State] had typed a talking point for the Secretary…”

“This is concerning on many levels,” replied Rep. McSally. She wanted it followed up. “Those people should be held accountable as well.”

Not illegal, but ‘scandalous’

As Jonathan Allen of Vox points out in his report, there exists 181 Clinton Foundation donors who actually lobbied ex-Sec. Hillary Clinton’s State Department. “The size and scope of the symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors is striking,” states Allen. “At least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton ran the place, according to a Vox analysis of foundation records and federal lobbying disclosures.”

But Allen is also clear that while it is not illegal, … “but it is scandalous.” He adds this: “Still, the Clintons have shown they can’t police themselves,” and then proceeds to point out that the Clinton Foundation’s acting CEO, Maura Pally, had “… acknowledged problems with reporting on federal 990 tax forms in a statement issued Sunday, in which she contended that information about donors was available but not appropriately listed in filings with the government.”

What was Pally doing before the gig at the Foundation? According to Allen, “[b]efore working for the foundation, she was a deputy assistant secretary under Hillary Clinton at State.”

Allen quotes Pally: “So yes, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them, and have taken steps to ensure they don’t happen in the future.”

HSBC clients and the Clinton Foundation

As writers Paul Lewis and James Ball discovered and published over at theGuardian last year, “[l]eaked files from HSBC’s Swiss banking division reveal the identities of seven donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation with accounts in Geneva. They include Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate and one of the foundation’s biggest financial backers, and Richard Caring, the British retail magnate who, the bank’s internal records show, used his tax-free Geneva account to transfer $1m into the New York-based foundation.”

And, as pointed out previously, James Comey is a former Director of HSBC Holdings.

Per the Guardian report, “… another client of HSBC Geneva to donate to the Clinton foundation is Denise Rich, the ex-wife of the late billionaire and commodities trader Marc Rich, who fled to Switzerland in 1983 after being indicted by US authorities for tax evasion, fraud and racketeering. Mark Rich was was controversially granted a presidential pardon by Bill Clinton just hours before the former president left office in 2001.”

Peter Schweizer, in his article over at the NYPost, wrote that in his “… last day in office, Bill Clinton issued a pardon for international fugitive Marc Rich. It would become perhaps the most condemned official act of Clinton’s political career. A New York Times editorial called it ‘a shocking abuse of presidential power.’ The usually Clinton-friendly New Republic noted it ‘is often mentioned as Exhibit A of Clintonian sliminess.'”

Congressman Barney Frank felt that President Clinton’s pardon for the fugitive “… was a real betrayal by Bill Clinton of all who had been strongly supportive of him to do something this unjustified. It was contemptuous.” (Rich had big deals with Iran, Libya, Yugoslavia, North Korea, Cuba and the U.S.S.R. and was on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” List, apparently.)

As Schweizer also points out in his article, Rich was “[f]acing prosecution by Rudy Giuliani in 1983” when he (Rich) fled to Switzerland.

And, as the Guardian story highlights, “Denise Rich contributed as much as $500,000 to the Clinton foundation. Now 70, she is reported to have recently renounced her US citizenship, becoming tax-resident in Austria.”

 

 

Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein wants voters ‘to demand our inclusion in the Presidential debates’

The Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein wants voters “to demand our inclusion in the Presidential debates” and she has apparently angered some for her very bold comments against the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton.

In her recent opinion piece, posted over at theHill, Dr. Stein writes that “[m]y campaign offers real hope for [an economy that works for working people, not just the billionaires]. Our Green New Deal would create 20 million living wage jobs while solving the climate crisis. Our call to abolish student debt provides relief to tens millions of young people trapped by debt for education that failed to produce the jobs they promised. We can finally make health care a human right.”

Characterizing the moment when Sanders supporters realized their candidate was now backing Clinton, Stein writes that “… Sanders supporters refuse to be ‘berned’ by a Democratic Party that hopes to absorb their revolution into a campaign that represents the opposite of what they and Bernie Sanders have fought for.”

The Green’s candidate believes that there were “… consistent efforts of the Democratic Party to minimize, sideline, and sabotage the Sanders campaign…” and wants disappointed voters to realize “… that we can’t have a revolutionary campaign inside a counter-revolutionary party.”

Dr. Stein has much more to say in her piece, of course, and she squarely slams Clinton. “The policies Ms. Clinton has fought for — along with her partner Bill Clinton — created the fault lines of economic disaster most Americans are still struggling with: the abuses of deregulated Wall Street, rigged corporate trade agreements, racist mass incarceration, and the destruction of the safety net for poor women and children.”

Stein also believes that for decades the Democrats have “increasingly campaigned on the politics of fear, promoting a lesser-of-two-evils voting strategy because ‘the Republicans are even worse.'”

She adds to her message that “… we allowed ourselves to be silenced,” and her comment about voters having to choose Clinton “…because they fear Trump, and vice versa” seems an accurate point.

Things such as the economy, health care, and politics are “rigged,” writes Stein. “Millions are realizing that if we want to fix the rigged economy, the rigged racial injustice system, the rigged health care system, toxic fossil fuel energy and all the other systems failing us, we must fix the rigged political system. And that will not happen through political parties funded by predatory banks, fossil fuel giants and war profiteers.”

As John Aravosis writes in his article, posted over at americablog however, that many believe Stein has her own negative issues. One pointed out in his piece is the fact that around Mother’s Day, she caught the ire of those who believe Hillary Clinton has been a good mother.

Maybe she realized saying outrageous things gets you free media publicity? (It seems to have worked well for Donald Trump.)

 

 

 

Dallas Chief Brown: Shooter planned to punish law enforcement

Police Chief David Brown is defending his decision to use a pound of C-4 and a robot to stop shooter Micah Johnson, and also revealing that the Dallas shooter had bomb-making materials and a journal in his residence revealing his intention to take out cops and “make us pay,” according to various media reports.

Had the robot not been used, Chief Brown believes that more innocent people would have died or been injured, per the report at wfaa. “I’ll do it again given the same circumstances,” he said. “We believe that we saved lives by making this decision.”

Addressing critics of the decision to use the robot-delivered bomb, Brown stated that  “[they] are not on the ground, and their lives are not at stake.”

Micah Johnson, the shooter, “obviously had some delusion,” Chief Brown is quoted in a story posted by writer Eric Bradner at CNN. He apparently believed what he was doing was “righteous” and believed that targeting law enforcement was right, as Chief Brown said, to “make us pay.” Johnson killed five officers, injured nine others and two civilians as well. Chief Brown also stated that the deceased shooter’s plans were enough to have had “devastating effects on our city.”

The Dallas Police Chief is no stranger to the personal pain of losing family and friends to crime. Besides losing his son, per the story from the LosAngelesTimes, Chief Brown is a three-decade veteran of the Dallas Police Department who also lost a brother and police partner.  “His former police partner was shot and killed in 1988. His brother was killed three years later,” according to writer Haily Branson-Potts.

 

 

Fidel Castro of Cuba rips into President Obama: ‘We don’t need the empire to give us any presents’

Cuban leader Fidel Castro, 2016.

Cuba’s Fidel Castro gave harsh words, not in person but via a Communist Party official newspaper, to U.S. President Barack Obama after the current American leader attempted last week to thaw out some of the left over Cold War frost between the two nations.

“We don’t need the empire to give us any presents,” Fidel Castro is quoted as stating in the newspaper under the title “El hermano Obama,” per the online post from Jenna Lifhits over at the FreeBeacon. Furthermore, Castro believes that Cubans are self-sufficient and “able to produce food and material wealth we need with the effort and intelligence of our people.” He spoke against the U.S. desire to forget the past and all Obama’s talk of a “future of hope.” (Fidel Castro also believes there should be payment for the decades of “economic harm.” The opinion piece appears over at CubaDebate. Conversely, others claim Cuba owes much more. For that, please see certifiedcubaclaims.)

So, no small potatoes to be resolved here just on that difference. The possibility is, if Donald Trump or Ted Cruz becomes President after Obama, this will become a hotter sack of potatoes.

Even though it was envisioned as an historic visit by the Obama Administration, and even though no meeting with Fidel Castro actually took place, per the Politico story posted online by Nick Gass, words went back-and-forth. Over at theGuardian, writers Dan Roberts and Jonathan Watts in Havana report that Fidel’s brother, Cuban President Raúl Castro, “… is demanding [Obama] hand back Guantánamo Bay and fully end the US trade embargo as their historic first summit in Havana witnessed an unexpectedly spirited clash of political values.”

5 difficult decades

President Obama addressed the frosty relations as well, per theGuardian report. “After five very difficult decades, the relationship between our two countries will not be transformed overnight. We continue to have significant differences … and that includes democracy and human rights.”

People noticed the leadership differences, however per Watts and Roberts. “The contrasting styles of the consummate communicator Obama and the gruff former general Castro made for absorbing viewing, particularly among a domestic audience hungry for news of progress in relations.” Among those observing the contrast was a restaurant waiter, Víctor Aguilar, who witnessed the “unusual” scene of President Castro being asked about Cuban human rights at a press conference.

“It’s good, really good. Cuba needs a free media,” said Aguilar. “It’s a change and we need a change.” Also speaking on the subject of political prisoners and internet freedom was Jean Robert, employed in central Havana. “Raúl and Obama are trying to do the right thing,” he said. “I was very happy that they talked about political prisoners and internet freedom. That’s really important for us. If Raúl says he will release prisoners, then he will. I believe him.”

Rosa María Payá told the Guardian reporters that “the spectacle was ridiculous” but also very revealing. “This is the first time I have seen Raúl trying to avoid these kind of questions … This regime and the dynastic old general can no longer hide their oppressive methods. From now on the democratic world should choose between accepting the rules of the Cuban dynasty or, as Obama, said, supporting the right of all Cubans to decide.”

 ISIS attacks, Obama ‘default’ position

The much-syndicated columnist, George Will, is quoted over at a story on Foxnews as ripping President Obama for his “languid response to terrorism,” just after the most recent Brussels bombings. President Obama attending a baseball game in Cuba and then doing the tango in Argentina with just a few words regarding the attacks was a problem, he believes. “[I]t is very important for us to not respond with fear,” Obama told reporters.

Will questioned that, however, describing that this is Obama’s “default position.” Which translates basically into this: “… if we don’t continue with whatever we’re doing, then terrorists will be reassured. So, if we don’t tango, the terrorists have won.”

But there was more frustration about Obama mentioned by Will. “Then he brings out the idea that more people die in swimming pool accidents or whatever than terrorism, therefore, [a] classic non sequitur; terrorism’s not all that important.”

Lawyer upset by reports that military ‘has allowed Afghanistan forces to sexually abuse young children on U.S. bases’

A lawyer of the American Center for Law and Justice describes as “disturbing” that an American soldier, trying to protect a child from repeated sexual assaults by an Afghan commander “… was punished and could be kicked out of the military” because he acted on behalf of a mother’s information by confronting the man.

“After acting to protect a child from sexual assault from an Afghan commander, SFC [Charles] Martland was punished and could be kicked out of the military at any time,” Jay Sekulow, of the ACLJ was quoted in one Foxnews story. “What’s equally disturbing are reports that the military has allowed Afghanistan forces to sexually abuse young children on U.S. bases.”

Sgt. Martland, stationed in Afghanistan in 2011, took action when the boy’s mother came to him and “… said she’d been beaten and her son raped by a local police commander.” Martland, described as “a Green Beret with an 11-year Special Forces career,”  and another soldier “… summoned the police official and, when the man laughed at them, threw him off the base.”

Subsequently it is reported that both soldiers, Martland and Captain Daniel Quinn, were “… disciplined for their actions.”

‘Dancing boys of Afghanistan’

Elizabeth Yore writing over at FrontpageMag online wonders “[w]hy is a Green Beret who confronted a violent child sex predator involuntarily discharged from the military?” Public Broadcasting has also highlighted the issue in their Frontline documentary called “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan.”

In the PBS program description an Afghan journalist, Najibullah Quraishi, returns to his native land “… to expose an ancient practice that has been brought back by powerful warlords, former military commanders and wealthy businessmen.”

Quraishi tells what is so disturbing. “What was so unnerving about the men I had met was not just their lack of concern for the damage their abuse was doing to the boys. It was also their casualness with which they operated and the pride with which they showed me their boys, their friends, their world. They clearly believed that nothing they were doing was wrong.”

It is called “boy play,” or  “bacha bazi” and it exploits street orphans and poor boys, some just 11 years old. The truth of the matter, according to Quraishi, is that these men “… dress the boys in women’s clothes and train them to sing and dance for the entertainment of themselves and their friends.” But there is also sexual abuse of these boys by these men.

UN calls it ‘a form of slavery’

Radhika Coomaraswamy, U.N. special representative for Children and Armed Conflict is also quoted in the PBS information. “It’s a disgusting practice. … It’s a form of slavery, taking a child, keeping him. It’s a form of sexual slavery. The only way to stop bacha bazi is if you prosecute the people who commit the crime, and that’s what we need, because the laws are there in the books against this practice.”

 

A petition on the ACLJ website, which has to date collected 301,148 signatures, is “… demanding direct action to stop this moral outrage and reinstate the brave Green Beret who exposed it.”

Their message “… to the Secretary of Defense & Secretary of the Army” is simply this:

“The U.S. military has a moral obligation to stop child sexual abuse on our bases and exonerate Sergeant Martland for defending a child from rape.”

CA Congressman: ‘Charles did the right thing in Afghanistan’

Speaking up on behalf of the American soldier is California Congressman Duncan D. Hunter, who is quoted in the Foxnews story of Sgt. Martland and has been helping the soldier. “Charles did the right thing in Afghanistan by standing up to a child rapist and corrupt commander, and now it’s the Army’s turn to do the right thing and reverse the decision to expel him from the service. Permitting Charles to continue serving is in the best interest of the Army and the nation.”

Understanding Ted Cruz in an era of geopolitical change, persecution of Christian believers

Maybe it was a bit weird for many to hear a political candidate/sitting Senator, seeking the highest office in the United States of America, asking “the Body of Christ” to awaken, but in light of the “Watch List” just released, naming the nations engaging in persecution of Christian believers, perhaps it is not so strange.

Making the top ten list of the Open Doors organization per ReligionNews, were the countries of North Korea, Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Iran, and Libya.

“Islamic extremism remains by far the most common driver of persecution: in eight out of the top 10, and 35 out of the top 50 countries, it is the primary cause. A rise in Islamic extremism sees Pakistan at its highest position ever, and Libya entering the top ten for the first time,” states the message over at the OpenDoors website. “But it’s not just about Islam. A rise in hardline Hindu nationalism in India has seen churches and pastors attacked with impunity. It enters the top 20 for the first time.”

The Open Doors records “… show that worldwide there were over 7,000 Christians killed for faith-related reasons in the year – almost 3,000 more than the previous year.” They also note that “… [t]hese are conservative estimates and exclude North Korea, Syria and Iraq, where accurate records do not exist.”

World watching refugees

“And the world has watched aghast as millions of refugees risk the hazardous route to Europe from the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. Their number includes tens of thousands of Christians fleeing war and persecution,” the organizational report highlights as well. “And all the time, beneath these ‘headline’ events, there is constant, low-level, localised persecution. Christians are driven out of their communities, refused burial, denied jobs or education. Churches are torn down because of local opposition or mob rule. For millions of Christians, the everyday persecution happens in their village, or even among their family.”

The Catholic-centered website, CruxNow, posted a story by Rosie Scammell regarding the much-discussed Italian decision to “cover nude statues during the visit of Iran’s president.” The leader of the Syrian Catholic Church has criticized the decision, saying “… it pains persecuted Christians in Syria who feel forgotten.”

‘This is our culture’

“This is our culture. If you don’t want to see it, close your eyes,” Scammell quotes the Patriarch Youssef III Younan in Rome of the matter. As the leader of the Syriac Catholic Church, Younan made his comments two days after the ancient nude statues were covered by staff at Rome’s Capitoline Museums “… in a bid to avoid offending the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani.”

President Rouhani has been visiting and apparently attempting to work on the ice cold relationships with the West after that historic deal made with the United States and other world powers, per a story from ABC/AP, which has brought access “… to more than $100 billion worth of frozen overseas assets as well as  “… an economic breakthrough after the lifting of sanctions, which will allow it to access overseas assets and sell crude oil more freely.”

Motivating millions

So when a presidential candidate such as Senator Ted Cruz tells voters that it is time to “awaken the body of Christ that we may pull back from the abyss,” such as happened before the Iowa caucusses, according to writer Leonardo Blair of the ChristianPost, it seems most likely he aims to motivate millions of voters to not stay home depressed about the world and their miseries anymore.

The man did just become the first Hispanic candidate to win a Presidential caucus, as the DallasNews points out for readers. Cruz had one conservative radio host, Glenn Beck, who went a step further according to writer Christine Ayala. Beck optimistically introduced Cruz at a campaign event stating he was “… the first Hispanic president of the United States.”

‘New dimension’ of crime: Mayor of German city calls for emergency meeting after New Year’s Eve molestations

Cologne, Germany

After a delay of five days, leaders in the German city of Cologne held an emergency meeting of high-ranking security officials on Tuesday, following multiple reports of sexual assaults on women from a crowd described as between 500 to 1,000 “drunk and aggressive” and “foreign” men either working together as a single group or in separate gangs on New Year’s Eve.

In recently filed reports from journalists at the BBC, the Guardian and also Reuters news agencies, the Mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, called the emergency meeting of security officials.  Mayor Reker stated that her aim was to ensure her city center did not turn into a “lawless zone.”

Frankie McCamley, reporting for BBC, states that about 90 women say they were sexually assaulted during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne. “One woman described how a firecracker put in her hood has left her scarred for life.”

From Kate Connolly, working in Berlin for the Guardian, the report is that “[s]cores of women say they were sexually assaulted and mugged by groups of men largely of Arab and north African appearance.”

German police are investigating, and one minister is calling the assaults a “completely new dimension of crime,” while others believe this was looking like a “cover-up” because of the initial indications that, according to the police, “… those allegedly responsible for the sex attacks and numerous robberies were of Arab and north African origin.”

UPDATE:

Mayor Reker, who was stabbed in the neck last October is being mocked now for advising women on how to protect themselves from assaults, according to Ewan Palmer writing for the ibiTimes. “Mayor Henriette Reker suggested women should keep ‘an arm’s length away’ from men and to not stray from their own group when out at night in order to protect themselves from harassment following the mass assaults outside Cologne Cathedral….”

It is not clear if the Mayor’s suggestions would have helped any of the women being sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve.

Planned Parenthood vs. US House Oversight Committee:

Cecile Richards, President of the federally funded organization Planned Parenthood, came to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform yesterday in defense of the organization and in light of a series of extremely disturbing videos from the Center for Medical Progress.

From her own testimony to the Oversight committee, Richards stated that  Planned Parenthood, with a “99- year history,” is “a leading provider of high-quality reproductive health care in the United States” with “more than 10,000 people who work at Planned Parenthood’s national office and 59 affiliates” providing “high-quality health care and information with compassion and a deep commitment to women’s health, well-being, and dignity.”

Federal funding for ‘lucrative’ salary

But Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight committee, was not persuaded by her words, according to various reports on the matter. FoxNews is highlighting points Chaffetz is making. One point being that “Obamacare makes federal funding for Planned Parenthood duplicative,” due to the facts that “HHS identifies Title X as a service for ‘low-income or uninsured individuals” and “[u]nder Obamacare, individuals should be getting their health care via Medicaid or a Qualified Health Plan.”

What might also be a problem for some, is the big salary being paid to President Richards and other top tier Planned Parenthood executives, which is described as “lucrative” in the Fox story, and many Americans might agree if they knew that right after the U.S. financial crisis of 2008, President Richards was doing well. In fact, it seems “[f]rom 2009 to 2013, Planned Parenthood and its related organizations paid President Cecile Richards more than $2.47 million,… which includes $590,928 for 2013.”

Other media raised objections to Richards and Planned Parenthood as well. Pro-life website CharismaNews in fact, raised an important point from Richards’ testimony. “… Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards confirms that some Planned Parenthood affiliates sell the body parts of aborted babies. In her testimony, Ms. Richards states, ‘Planned Parenthood is proud of its limited role in supporting fetal tissue research.'”

Richards has never refuted the video footage from the Center for Medical Progress it seems. The piece in Charisma News points that out, and there is a post at theAmericanSpectator reflecting on “…a 1926 speech to the KKK by one of their most revered ideological darlings, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.”

Huh?

The information on Sanger’s connection with the KKK, written by , states that Sanger openly wrote about this “… in her 1938 autobiography published by W.W. Norton, one of the leading New York publishing houses.”

“One might ask,” Kengor writes, “why would the KKK be so interested in Ms. Sanger? The reasons are obvious, a natural fit.”

In considering the time period of Sanger and of her contemporaries who wanted to make “racial improvement,” we need only recall Adolf Hitler’s genocidal activities during World War II and “…the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, who declared that ‘[t]hree generations of imbeciles are enough,'” according to Kengor.

Sanger, the Planned Parenthood founder, “… lamented America’s ‘race of degenerates'” Kengor states. She felt a need to purge the national landscape of its “human weeds” and “the dead weight of human waste.” Sanger believed these people included the “feeble-minded,” the “insane,” and the just plain “idiots.” Apparently, they felt the need to refine the human “gene-pool,” according to Kengor.

Sanger wanted to “Create a Race of Thoroughbreds,” and, as she wrote to Dr. Clarence Gamble, one of her “Negro Project collaborators, on December 10, 1939: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” Kengor quotes in his article.

By the way, there is also 13 minute long video from the Center for Bioethical Reform which “… shows the birth of what CBR describes as a ’17 1/2 week fetus,’ according to a report by John Sexton over at Breitbart. “The Center for Bioethical Reform, in partnership with the Grantham collection, has released the full version of a video which became a source of political controversy after the 2nd Republican debate.”

Underneath a “graphic content” warning, comes the description that a fetus “… is placed in a metal pan with a clamp attached to its umbilical cord.” Sexton writes that the source video (available with a warning over at  You Tube. You can get the link at the above Breitbart reference.)

Secton also states that “… a comparison demonstrates the new video is the source of the brief segment that appeared in a video produced by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a pro-life investigatory group which has produced undercover videos critical of Planned Parenthood.”

So, the ongoing fury in the nation just seems a perfect opportunity for those “teachable moments”  all of us human beings might stop to ponder. Does the video seem to buttress the sentiments of one 2016 Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina? She has taken such grief for her last debate remarks on the matter of the videos and Planned Parenthood, including an assault during a speech by some Planned Parenthood supporters in Iowa, per theHill. Per the story by Jonathan Easley, Fiorina is supporting the notion of defunding Planned Parenthood, “… and has said congressional Republicans should take the fight to the White House, even if it results in a government shutdown.”

“I believe this is something we must stand up and fight for,” Easley quotes Fiorina, who also said she believes the federal giveaway of taxpayer money is like “a political slush fund” for Planned Parenthood.