The Garbage Nazi Saga Continues

I’m told the hearing is NOVEMBER 14th, not October…I’m going both days…just in case.

They’re getting what they wanted, aren’t they? Morons. I surely hope no tax dollars are spent on rescuing these , well, concubines.

Pregnant Austrian teens in ISIS: We’ve made a huge mistake

October 10, 2014 | 9:41am

The teenage girls who abandoned their families in Austria to become jihadis for ISIS feel they’ve made a terrible mistake by joining the barbaric lifestyle and they want to come home.

Samra Kesinovic, 17, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, are believed to be married, pregnant and living in the Islamic State-controlled city of Raqqa in northern Syria, Central European News reports.

Sabina Selimovic (left) and Samra KesinovicPhoto: Europics

Dubbed by Austrian media as the poster girls for jihad, the young friends now believe their lives have been turned upside down by their new lifestyles.

Selimovic (left) and KesinovicPhoto: Europics

The change of heart is a much different tune than the note they left behind for their parents when they fled back in April, which read: “Don’t look for us. We will serve Allah — and we will die for him.”

Kesinovic and Selimovic grew up in Vienna, where they became accustomed to talking to whomever they wanted, saying whatever they pleased and wearing whatever clothes they liked. They did not have to live a life being controlled by people telling them what they can and cannot do.

But Kesinovic and Selimovic decided to leave all that behind and shack up with the same people they’ve now grown to hate.

For weeks, social media accounts believed to belong to the girls have been posting pictures and information leading many to feel they enjoyed living a life of terror.

Authorities in Austria say this was all an elaborate plan set up by ISIS in order to get people to think the two wanted to be the poster girls for jihad in Syria.

Austrian media are reporting that Kesinovic and Selimovic have said enough is enough and want to return to their families.Photo: Europics

Now Austrian media are reporting that Kesinovic and Selimovic have said enough is enough and want to return to their families, according to CEN.

They have contacted their loved ones and told them they are sick of living with the Islamic State jihadis, but they also said they don’t feel they can flee from their unwanted new life because too many people now associate them with ISIS.

“The main problem is about people coming back to Austria,” said Austrian Interior Ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck. “Once they leave, it is almost impossible.”

Kind of nice to see a fair endorsement that points out inaccuracies in Nolan’s claims.

Endorsement: Ignore the critics: The choice is Mills

By News Tribune on Oct 9, 2014 at 10:18 p.m.

Don’t believe everything you’ve heard about Stewart Mills — except that he’s the clear choice for voters on Nov. 4 to send to Washington to represent Northeastern Minnesota’s sprawling 8th Congressional District.

Don’t believe he’s a rich kid who never had to work a day in his life, as some have charged this election season. The truth is he scrubbed toilets and mopped floors for his family’s Mills Fleet Farm stores. And today he’s vice president in charge of administering a health plan for the chain’s 6,000 employees and their families. A job of such importance requires plenty of hard work.

Don’t believe that he wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving health care reform in shambles, as others have said. The truth is Mills is a strong supporter of health care reform with some very specific, very good ideas about how to change it for the better.

“I am for health care reform … that actually brings down costs and increases access, and I’m also for the goals of the Affordable Care Act, which is making sure that people don’t have to worry about pre-existing conditions, lifetime maximums, or, if they have a catastrophic health condition, that they don’t have to worry about where the care is coming from,” Mills said in a candidate forum this week in Duluth sponsored by the News Tribune and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce. It very well may be the only debate in the 8th District this election. (Watch it, on-demand, at duluthnewstribune.com.)

Mills further said of health care reform that he supports “buying and selling insurance across state lines, tort reform, price transparency in the medical economy, and also more utilization of health savings accounts to put the power in the hands of the patient and the consumer. So it shouldn’t be between the patient and the government and the insurance company and the doctor. It should be between the patient and the doctor. We have to get back to what we stand (for) as Americans.”

First-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, meanwhile, has spoken in support of

government-run, single-payer health care, an option that could result in higher costs and poorer results.

Don’t believe critics who say Mills would privatize Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid if elected. Even after the Republican nominee flatly denied it at Tuesday’s forum, Nolan continued to make the baseless accusation.

“Yes, there have been some Republicans that have advanced different ideas, but those are not me. For Rep. Nolan to attempt to put words in my mouth because somebody somewhere in the Republican Party advanced one idea — . You know what? I can only state what I believe and what I will stand for in Washington,” Mills said. “I believe in preserving and protecting Social Security and Medicare.”

Critics also have charged that Mills has no clue about foreign policy. But when asked about the threat of ISIS, Mills offered a detailed, realistic and honest assessment while Nolan said, simply, we can’t afford wars overseas. As true as that may be, reality is dictating a different course.

“We don’t have a choice in this one,” Mills said. “They have a direct stated intention of attacking Americans (and of) attacking America and American interests abroad. The current track that we’re on is the right track because we need to leverage our air power we need to work with our allies in the region … making sure that we’re able to give them the training and the arms (and) the logistical support and the intelligence they need so this particular coalition can be successful in undoing our mistake of creating the vacuum (caused by the premature U.S. withdrawal of troops from Iraq). We don’t have a choice in this. We can’t bury our heads in the sand while there are people being beheaded — while there are Americans being beheaded.”

Don’t believe Mills is a spoiled elitist, either, as this fall’s bad-mouthing further has purported. We all have our less-than-mature moments, but at Tuesday’s forum, Mills was respectful, he listened politely when it wasn’t his turn to speak, and he consistently referred to his opponents as “Rep. Nolan” and “Mr. Sandman.” (Ray “Skip” Sandman of Duluth is the Green Party nominee in the 8th District. Voters can hope Sandman stays involved in public service after his thoughtful, sincere and genuine performance Tuesday.)

By contrast, at least twice Nolan cut off Mills while he was talking; referred to him at least once as “Stew”; talked about his “dad and your granddaddy’s store,” as though speaking to a small child; and on a couple of occasions turned to Mills and lectured him like he would an underling. The moments were disrespectful, rude, inappropriate and less than congressional.

And quite unexpected. Agree with him or disagree, Nolan has been a charismatic and likeable congressman. No one can question his hard work or dedication. And his term has had commendable moments, including helping to secure federal funding for dredging in the Duluth harbor, support for new jets and a long-term mission for Duluth’s 148th Fighter Wing, and his brave stand a year ago in opposition to President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat, when invading Syria would have been the wrong move.

But Nolan also has an “F” rating from the National Rifle Association, giving pause to anyone concerned about the Second Amendment. He voted for a tax on carbon and energy even though it threatened to cripple northern Minnesota’s mining, wood-products and other industries, as Mills pointed out. And his support for precious-metals mining and pipeline projects has been inconsistent at best through the years, even if his words this week suggested unwavering support.

“If they want to pick on my hair, it shows they don’t want to talk about the issues,” Mills said, addressing yet another negative not to believe about him. “I’d love to talk about the issues, not about my hair and … my family.”

Mills certainly has a lot to talk about — and plenty to offer as the next representative in Washington, D.C., of Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

About this endorsement This endorsement was determined by Forum Communications management.

Lets hope it plays here.

October 10, 2014, 10:04 am

Franken opponent to air debate

Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) opponent is so confident he won their last debate, he’s shelling out cash to get it played on state TV.

Businessman Mike McFadden (R) squared off with Franken last week in Duluth in a debate that wasn’t aired statewide. He’s now bought an hour of time on a local TV station to re-air the debate. It will be shown starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

“Senator Franken has gone to great lengths to keep his head down, but that’s not going to stop us from ensuring that Minnesotans have a chance to see this debate,” said McFadden in a statement.

His campaign also released a video teasing clips of a few moments in the debate.

Franken has had a comfortable lead over McFadden in recent polls, with some showing a lead in the double digits.

I’m sure it will be a sweet deal for the garbage nazi…what about the taxpayers? Has anyone been contacted as a victim of her criminality?

Wappes, of Cloquet, was fired from her job on Oct. 3, 2013.

Plea deal likely in case of Carlton County worker charged with theft

By Tom Olsen on Oct 8, 2014 at 5:50 p.m.

CARLTON — A Cloquet woman accused of embezzling upwards of $1 million while working at the Carlton County transfer station is expected to plead guilty at a hearing next month.

Joanne Wappes, 63, is charged with theft by swindle and embezzlement of public funds. She appeared before Judge Robert Macaulay in State District Court in Carlton on Wednesday.

Attorneys met with the judge and informed him that there is a resolution in the matter, but asked for more time to finalize documents. Terms of the plea agreement were not disclosed.

“We’re making sure everything is in line,” Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Karl Sundquist , the case’s special prosecutor, explained after the hearing. “We want to get it all in writing.”

Macaulay scheduled a plea hearing for Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. Wappes remains free on pretrial supervised release.

The case has been plagued by delays and continuances since Wappes was charged in September 2013, as the parties have sorted through voluminous financial records and attempted to hammer out an agreement. Among the issues, a significant amount of restitution is expected to be ordered.

Wappes worked as a clerk at the transfer station for nearly three decades, collecting money from customers at the gate.

According to the criminal complaint, investigators discovered that Wappes allegedly would give some customers a false receipt for a transaction and later substitute a correct cash register tape. That resulted in a seemingly accurate tally for each day, even though the actual number of cash-paying customers who used the transfer facility was greatly in excess of the number of transactions recorded on the “legitimate” cash register tape.

Investigators reviewed various days of surveillance video and determined that “on any given day, at any given hour, the defendant could be observed manipulating the cash register using the method described to steal public funds from Carlton County,” the complaint stated. Authorities later said that the total amount of theft was believed to be in excess of $1 million.

 

 

Good question.

Wonderful, the JV team has discovered our nearly unprotected border.

Lawmaker Says ‘At Least 10′ Islamic State Fighters Have Been Captured at the Southern U.S. Border

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Tuesday night that U.S. border officials have caught “at least 10″ Islamic State fighters or people with ties to the group as they tried to enter the U.S. through Mexico, a claim that was immediately disputed by the Obama administration.

“I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,” Hunter said on Fox News Tuesday night. “There’s nobody talking about it.”

When asked by host Greta Van Susteren how he knows this, Hunter said, “Because I’ve asked the Border Patrol, Greta.”

The Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman disputed Hunter’s claim on Wednesday morning.

“The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,” said Marsha Catron. “DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.”

But Hunter’s office replied by saying Hunter was told directly by a senior official that people with ties to the Islamic State have in fact been apprehended.

“A high level source within the Border Patrol told the congressman otherwise,” said Hunter spokesman Joe Kasper. “The congressman was conveying what he knows — and what he was told. It makes sense that the left hand of DHS doesn’t know what the right hand is doing — it’s been that way for a long time and we don’t expect that to change.”

Hunter said Tuesday that the biggest risk that the Islamic State poses to Americans is by trying to enter the U.S. illegally and committing acts of terrorism.

“If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border,” he said. “It’s that simple.”

“ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons,” he added. “The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming in through the southern border, which they already have.”

The Obama administration has come under increased scrutiny about border enforcement in light of fears that Islamic State fighters could try to enter the U.S. through Mexico. Officials were already under fire for its effort to ease immigration rules, which many Republicans say has created even more incentive for people to try entering the country illegally.

— This story was updated at 10:37 a.m.

Sound familiar to you? Donnie Ness’ new voter block….dopers. Chicago keeps coming up, doesn’t it?

Police bust Duluth business for sale of heroin, other drugs

By Tom Olsen on Oct 6, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.

Duluth police said Monday that a 24-year-old man has been arrested for selling drugs out of a Central Hillside candy shop.
Jarrod Arteaz Hibbit was arrested Thursday at the “Chicago Style Candy and Food” shop, located at 1 W. Fourth St., following a search conducted by the Duluth Police Department and the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Police said 1.5 grams of heroin were seized, along with marijuana and hydrocodone pills.

Lt. Jeff Kazel, commander of the task force, said Monday that he was unsure if Hibbit was the shop’s proprietor or how he was involved in the business. But he said authorities received information about drug sales through an ongoing investigation.

“We know narcotics came out of that business,” Kazel told the News Tribune.

Kazel was asked if he would classify the candy shop as a front for a drug operation.

“I guess I’ll leave that up to you,” he said. “We served a drug search warrant, and we found drugs.”

Hibbit was brought to the St. Louis County Jail for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. He was released and is expected to be formally charged by complaint, police spokesman Jim Hansen said.

The warrant was part of an ongoing investigation into heroin sales in the region. Police said additional arrests are expected to be announced at a later date.

Authorities throughout the state have made efforts in recent months to crack down on heroin sales. More than 40 people were charged with drug crimes during operation exile, a statewide heroin investigation that was revealed in May.

The store is not the first candy shop in the area to face drug-related charges. In 2007, the former owner of the “Hip Hop Candy Shop,” which was branded as a candy shop and recording studio, was charged with several charges related to drug dealing and sexual assaults. That store, which was at 105 W. Fourth St., has since been demolished.

 

Your tax dollars hard at work. What a fraud.

Taxpayers get stuck with $6.2 million tab for just 3 Obama vacations; $40m over 6 years

BY PAUL BEDARD | OCTOBER 7, 2014 | 9:55 AM

Three recent and lavish vacations by the first family cost taxpayers more than $6.2 million just for transportation and security, bringing the pleasure price for President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s trips to tens of millions of dollars since taking office, according to federal documents.

Taxpayer watchdog group Judicial Watch told Secrets that new cost calculations for security showed that the first family’s 2012-2013 vacation to Honolulu and the first lady’s 2014 ski trip to Aspen, Colo., reached nearly $1 million.

The Feds also coughed up the cost for flying the first lady to Aspen this year: $34,962.

In total, said Judicial Watch, transportation and security for the Obama’s Christmas 2012-2013 trip to Hawaii, their 2013 summer vacation to Martha’s Vineyard and her trip down the slopes last winter came in at $6,223,074.24.

RELATED: Cha-ching: Cough up another $2.85m to fuel Obama’s 3-day fundraising trip

Judicial Watch, which has used the Freedom of Information Act and lawsuits to uncover Air Force travel and Secret Service security costs of presidents for years, said that since taking office, the Obamas and Vice President Joe Biden have charged taxpayers over $40 million for vacations.

“The Obamas continually abuse the public trust and raid the taxpayers’ coffers for unnecessarily luxurious and incessant vacations and travel,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

“The very fact that we repeatedly must file Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits to obtain this information reveals that the ‘most transparent administration in history’ knows that its behavior is extravagant and, therefore, seeks to cover it up,” he added.

RELATED: Sweet spot: Obama nears 200 days golfing, could reach 199 during Vineyard vacation

The costs do not include the price of prepositioning security assets, helicopters and ships near the vacation and business trip sites, food, housing, or money spent for staff accommodations and travel.

The report on the high cost of the long trips comes as the Secret Service is under fire for security lapses in protecting the first family and Fitton suggested that the Obama travel schedule might have something to do with that.

“One can only imagine how this unnecessary travel saps the budget and morale of a Secret Service that cannot even secure the White House complex, and had trouble keeping the president secure even when he’s traveling on important government business,” he said.

The details from Judicial Watch:

— Secret Service security for the Obamas’ 2012-2013 Hawaii Christmas vacation cost taxpayers $566,093.09.

— Security for the Obamas’ 2013 vacation to Martha’s Vineyard cost taxpayers $371,394.85.

— Transportation for the first lady’s 2014 ski-trip in Aspen cost taxpayers $34,962.30.

— Air Force travel documents revealed that Obama incurred $5,250,624 in flight expenses alone for his 2013 vacations to Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard.

Prior cost totals from Judicial Watch

— The president’s golf outings this year to Key Largo, Florida, and Palm Springs, California, cost $2,952,278 in flight expenses.

— The most lavish expenditure on record was for the Obamas’ 2013 Africa trip and Honolulu vacation, which cost taxpayers $15,885,585.30 in flight expenses alone.

— The single largest expense for accommodations was for Michelle Obama’s side-trip to Dublin, Ireland, during the 2013 G-8 conference in Belfast, when she and her entourage booked 30 rooms at the five-star Shelbourne Hotel, with the first lady staying in the 1500 square-foot Princess Grace suite at a cost of $3,500 a night. The total cost to taxpayers for the Obamas’ Ireland trip was $7,921,638.66.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist, can be contacted atpbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.

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But…its for the kids, right?

Visitation School coach had sex with student, 15, charges say

By Emily Gurnon
egurnon@pioneerpress.com

POSTED:   10/06/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT
UPDATED:   10/06/2014 10:41:14 PM CDT

 

Daniel Erik Hubbard-Wilson (Courtesy of Ramsey County sheriff)

Daniel Erik Hubbard-Wilson (Courtesy of Ramsey County sheriff)

 

A coach at Visitation School in Mendota Heights has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after having sex with one of his students, a 15-year-old girl, according to a criminal complaint.

The Ramsey County attorney’s office charged Daniel Erik Hubbard Wilson, 27, on Monday, alleging that he first became sexually involved with the girl in September 2013.

The girl gave police the names of three other young women with whom Wilson said he had been romantically involved. Details about the others were not provided in the complaint.

Wilson sent a text message to the girl’s father Friday, saying, “I fell in love with her so tremendously and I never should have at this time.”

He continued, writing, “But please, my whole life would be destroyed … I could never get a job or move on and go back to grad school.” He wanted a chance to “reinvent” himself and learn from the mistake, he said.

The father petitioned for a harassment restraining order against Wilson on behalf of his daughter Sept. 26, saying Wilson was “obsessed” with the girl.

The father included in the petition other text messages. Wilson referred to his actions as bad “timing,” referring to the girl’s age. He begged for a meeting to talk with her father, “whether you have a baseball bat or I get hit or slapped 100 times.”

The head of school at Visitation confirmed in a written statement Monday that Wilson had coached there since August 2010. He was placed on leave Sept. 23 after concerns were raised about an inappropriate relationship with a minor, Dawn Nichols said.

He resigned the next day, citing “family reasons,” Nichols said.

Wilson also coached the last three spring seasons at Highland Park Senior High in the St. Paul Public School District, and officials there received no complaints about him, spokeswoman Toya Stewart Downey said. Hiring has yet to take place for spring 2015, she said, but “(i)t seems very unlikely that he would be hired again to coach” in St. Paul schools.

In an online blog, which has since been removed, Wilson said that he also coaches at Baseline Tennis Center at the University of Minnesota and at Powderhorn Park with the Minneapolis parks department. He attended South High School in Minneapolis, he said. He is also a certified personal trainer.

According to the complaint:

The father of the victim confronted her last month about a relationship he suspected she was having with her coach. She confirmed the relationship was sexual.

It began when she made arrangements to visit his St. Paul home after homecoming in 2013. After cuddling on his bed and watching a movie, they began kissing, she told police. Over the next several weeks, the contact progressed to digital and oral sex on “multiple occasions” before her 16th birthday.

After she turned 16, they engaged in intercourse and talked about the fact that he could go to jail for what he was doing.

The girl told her “five best friends” about the relationship, “but she did not think that her friends would ever tell anyone about the information they had learned,” the complaint said.

When police tried Saturday to question Wilson, he asked for an attorney and the interview ended.

As a St. Paul police investigator was gathering his files, Wilson said, “I love her, and I know I can’t get into much else, but … I … I did, and …,” according to the complaint.

Wilson was charged with first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He made a court appearance and was being held late Monday afternoon at the Ramsey County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Visitation School followed the law regarding reporting abuse of a minor, the head of school said.

Emily Gurnon can be reached at 651-228-5522.