One thing you need to know, ambassadorships have become coveted positions for self aggrandizement once the ambassador leaves his/her position, becoming middlemen for business between the two states. These positions have been meted out according to how much campaign contributions have been delivered by the potential candidate for that office.

I have documented the Obama appointee/former ambassador to Finland, Bruce Oreck, whose father made it big in the vacuum cleaner industry, the son, struck out on his own in the eco/green-industry, therefore Finland was in his sites in achieving a future pathway to green technology connections and financial gain.


The Thomas Pickering-Russian/Iranian/Syrian oil connection is Oreck’s story, but on  some serious steroids.

Thomas Pickering and Russia’s Pipeline Sales to Iran and Syria

“Clinton’s Shadow Diplomat” is a hard-hitting investigative report from the Center for Security Policy, exposing the ties of former Ambassador Thomas Pickering to a Putin-linked Russian company that sold oil and gas pipelines to Iran and Syria when Pickering was on its Board of Directors. The report reveals Pickering’s overlapping roles: as Clinton’s Foreign Affairs Policy Advisor, as an Advisory Board member for two Iranian advocacy groups, as a paid Director for a Russian firm selling pipeline to Iran and Syria, as a paid consultant to Iranian aircraft contractor Boeing, and as a Senate committee hearing witness, all with a common goal of ending economic sanctions on Iran and reversing U.S. Iran policies.

As meticulously documented in “Clinton’s Shadow Diplomat,” Pickering was a paid Director for the Russian-owned company Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya (TMK) from June 30, 2009 to June 26, 2012. TMK is majority-owned by Russian billionaire oligarch Dmitry Pumpyansky, a close Putin ally.

The investigation discovered extensive proof of TMK’s business dealings in Iran and Syria while Pickering was on the Board, including a financial offering disclosure, catalogs, marketing materials, websites, press releases, legal documents, reports from the steel industry press and Iranian customer websites. Sales of oil and gas pipelines to Iran were specifically prohibited under U.S. laws and executive orders.

According to TMK’s records, Pickering attended 143 of the 145 TMK Board meetings. Pickering is estimated to have been paid over half a million dollars for his service to TMK, based on TMK’s compensation rules.

“Clinton’s Shadow Diplomat” documents TMK’s relationships with three Iranian customers, all listed by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as “Specially Designated Nationals” during the years Pickering served on the Board: the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Petropars, and Pars Oil and Gas Company.

The investigation also shows TMK’s relationships with three Syrian customers listed by OFAC as “Specially Designated Nationals” in 2011, while Pickering was on the Board: the Syrian Gas Company, the Syrian Petroleum Company, and the Al Furat Petroleum Company. U.S. persons are generally prohibited from conducting any kind of business with “Specially Designated Nationals.”

More here.

NOTE: Download “Clinton’s Shadow Diplomat” at



Screwing themselves over big time……


Choosing the right person for immigration is crucial, doing so in a managed way is crucial as well. Acting to the contrary however, by allowing anybody and their brother to waltz into a grossly in debt (failed) welfare state, unable to properly to pay its bills any longer……is state suicide.


Doubles since 1990, with Arabic fastest growing
Published: 3 hours ago

A new report shows explosive growth in the number of U.S. residents 5 years of age and older who speak a language other than English at home.

The report by the Center for Immigration Studies, which breaks down new Census data, shows a record number of new immigrants in the country whose primary language is not English, and the fastest growing language is Arabic.

In 2015 a record 64.7 million U.S. residents spoke a foreign language at home – up 5.2 million since 2010 and up 1.5 million in just the last year. The largest percentage increase from 2010 to 2015 was for speakers of Arabic, Hindi (an India language) and Urdu (Pakistan’s national language).

More than one in five U.S. residents now speaks a foreign language at home, according to the CIS report.

“A common language is the means by which immigrant groups communicate with each other and with the larger society,” said Steven Camarota, the center’s director of research and co-author of the new report.

President Obama has been issuing more than 130,000 green-cards per year to persons from Muslim-majority countries using various legal programs such as refugee resettlement, the visa lottery, employment-based programs and other channels.

School systems from St. Cloud, Minnesota, Wichita, Kansas, and Twin Falls, Idaho, to Amarillo, Texas, and Fargo, North Dakota, have been overwhelmed by Third World refugees over the past 10 years, forcing them to hire expensive linguistics experts and translators. The language barrier also presents new challenges to 9-1-1 emergency centers, hospitals, jails and other public institutions.

More here.


Didn’t want her family and department to undergo the media scrutiny and BLM mayhem….

This shows the death spiral of this society.

New Details Emerge in Brutal Beating of Chicago Police Officer as Alleged Attacker Held Without Bond


The officer decided not to shoot her assailant because she was worried about the ‘scrutiny’ she might face, Supt. Eddie Johnson said

A Maywood man — high on PCP and with a history of resisting arrest — was ordered held without bond Friday after he allegedly punched two Chicago Police officers, including a female cop whose hair he pulled and slammed into the pavement so hard, she lost consciousness, Cook County prosecutors said.

The attack on the officer was highlighted Thursday at City Hall by Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, who told attendees at a city public safety awards ceremony that the officer decided not to shoot her assailant because she was worried about the repercussions the shooting would have on her family and the department, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Despite being Tasered several times, Parta Huff continued to beat the uniformed officer during Wednesday’s attack at Roosevelt and Cicero, Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said.

The female officer was trying to handcuff Huff after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a liquor store, walked away and wouldn’t listen to her and her partner’s commands.

Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered the 28-year-old Huff — who appeared in court with a black eye that was swollen shut — held without bond for attempted murder and aggravated battery.

“These allegations not only show disrespect to Chicago Police but a disdain for them… This conduct will not be tolerated,” the judge said.

More here


The crony Chamber of Commerce won’t have any of it…..

War refugees at the railway station

Attila JANDI | Shutterstock

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. (F, 53%) has made it clear that if voters reelect his party, he will promote jailbreak legislation, the biggest priority of George Soros. Imagine if his party would instead run on protecting the security and sovereignty of the people by returning to the states the power over refugee resettlement?

Now, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa. (C, 76%) has a bill to do just that. Sadly, his bill — a reflection of amazing policy and a winning political strategy — is not as much of a priority as George Soros and creating a permanent Democratic majority.

No legal body in this country — from Congress to state legislatures — would approve the resettlement of tens of thousands of Somali refugees if they had to affirmatively approve it today.

Perry’s bill, similar to a plan I outlined in Stolen Sovereignty, would require that states affirmatively sign off on refugee resettlement proposals before the federal government and private [taxpayer-funded] refugee resettlement contractors can seed their communities with refugees. Under this legislation, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would have to first submit a plan to the relevant state legislature that includes all of the information concerning costs, criminal history, and health records of prospective refugees. They would also have to provide information regarding said refugee’s affiliation with any Muslim Brotherhood group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case. Most importantly, any plan for resettlement must be ratified by the state legislature and signed by the governor, otherwise no refugees can be settled in that state.

While immigration in general is a national policy and was designed to be dealt with at a federal level, as I explain in chapter eight of Stolen Sovereignty, refugee resettlement is different:

– See more at:


 In very anti-gun law laden illinois…..

A MANHUNT is underway after up to nine shots were fired at the University of Illinois.

FILE PHOTO © Jim Young

Illinois University Shooting Live Updates: Multiple Shots Fired, Shooter At Large


Heipa hei!

Lauri Love loses fight against extradition

Finnish-British hacker Lauri Love has been told he must face trial in the United States for hacking into supposedly secure government and military systems.

Lauri Love Lontoossa 25. heinäkuuta.

Finnish-British hacker Lauri Love. Image: Mark Thomas / AOP

Lauri Love has lost his court case against extradition to the US to face hacking charges.

Love was indicted in US courts in 2013 after it emerged that he had hacked into servers at the Federal Reserve, NASA, Missile Defence Agency and the US Army as part of hacker group known as Anonymous.

He and his doctors have consistently argued in extradition hearings that he should not be extradited to the US from his home in south-eastern England because he suffers from Asperger syndrome and depression. Love has repeatedly told the media that he would rather commit suicide than face trial in America.

He could face up to 99 years in jail if convicted in a US court. He is likely to be charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse act and to face federal trials in New York, New Jersey and Virginia.

The UK newspaper Guardian reports that Karen Todner, Love’s solicitor, said she was very disappointed by the district judge’s ruling. She pledged to appeal against the decision, initially at the high court and, if necessary, to the supreme court and eventually the European court of human rights in Strasbourg.


Biden is the most stupid VP/Senator the US has ever had……….a totally incoherent maroon.

That’s the racialist aspect of the Democrat party, race matters to them, so much so that they’re own is of little significance in pursuit of the big vote, staying in power is the chief aim. They’ll bend their logic into pretzels to ensure their grasp on political power, they’re shameless.

NOTE: In a functioning republic built on the rule of law and unalienable rights, limited government and free market capitalism, it doesn’t matter what the color of the ears may be, just what passes between them.


Good Lord…………..

Gang-raped, shot and fed to ALLIGATORS: Horrific fate of US teen who vanished two years ago

Teen who went missing in 2009 'was gang-raped, shot, and thrown into an alligator pit'

Missing teen Brittanee Drexel (left), who vanished from Myrtle Beach in 2009, may have been raped, shot and fed to alligators by Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor (bottom right), then 16, and father Shaun Taylor, according to an FBI agent. Gerrick Munoz read a report at a bail bond hearing for Da’Shaun Taylor on different charges that a jailhouse confession by Taquan Brown (top right) reveals the girl’s horrific final days.

More here


Putin, China, Iran….all of the US’ traditional enemies are hacking it carte blanche during doofus’ two terms……

Has Putin hacked US newspapers? FBI launches probe into security breach by Russian spies

RUSSIA has been accused of hacking US newspapers after the FBI launched an investigation into a breach of the New York Times.



Russia has been accused of hacking the US

US security officials believe “Russian intelligence is likely to be behind the attacks” on the newspaper as reporters were targeted in the breach.

The officials said: “Investigators so far believe that Russian hackers are targeting news organisations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organisations.”

More here.


SHOCK CLAIM: US is moving nukes from Turkey to Romania amid fears ISIS could snatch them

THE US is moving is stock of nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania over fears terrorists could gain access to them, it has been claimed.



It has been claimed the US is moving its nuclear missiles out of Turkey over terror fears

Around 50 US nuclear weapons are stored in Incirlik air base in southern Turkey.

But sources said the terror threat and worsening relations between Washington and Ankara means the nukes will be moved the Deveselu air base in Romania.

The source said: “It’s not easy to move 20 plus nukes.”


Around 50 US nukes are stored in the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey

And another source added relations between the two governments have “deteriorated so much following the coup that Washington no longer trusted Ankara to host the weapons”.

The shock claims come after a report by the Stimson Centre warned the stash of nuclear missiles could fall into the hands of terrorists such as Islamic State.

More here.


Because some people believe they’re entitled to other people’s stuff, either through government coercive policies or through their own individual efforts.

Instead of helping other out, they’re helping themselves out.

It doesn’t take a shooting to bring out the looters: Witness this disgusting story out of Louisiana

It doesn’t take a shooting to bring out the looters: Witness this disgusting story out of Louisiana

Looting, vandalism, riots in Ferguson (Image via KMOV)

Louisiana, as you doubtless know, is experiencing a disaster of biblical proportions. The flooding there has damaged or destroyed 40,000 homes. According to Gov. John Bel Edwards, more than 10,000 residents are now in shelters.

The pictures coming out of the storm-plagued region tell an even grimmer story. The photo shown here, as a case in point, shows coffins that were unearthed when the floodwaters swept through a cemetery and are now floating down a street.

If you’re wondering how these dire conditions relate to the headline of this post, consider another headline, this one from Baton Rouge CBS affiliate WAFB: “Authorities arrest 14 on looting charges during historic flooding.”

If your jaw is not yet on the floor, give it a moment.

The story goes on to note:

While many were displaced from their homes and uncertain about what will happen to them because of massive flooding, law enforcement said some people tried to take advantage of the situation.

Authorities said they arrested 14 people suspected of breaking into stores in areas affected by the natural disaster.


Baker PD reported Green, Aubert, Kinchen and Dunn were arrested around 11 a.m. They are accused of stealing alcohol and cigars from Brother’s Food Mart on Groom Road. All four are charged with looting, burglary and unauthorized entry during emergency or disaster. Green and Kinchen were also charged with possession of marijuana.

Here is a photo of some of the looters, courtesy of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office via WAFB:

looters louisiana

I have frankly never understood the tendency of the underclass to loot, which appears to be a kneejerk atavistic response to any perceived or real injustice or act of oppression. A “defense” of the practice(the author’s word) by one Willie Osterweil — “a writer, editor, and member of the punk band Vulture Shit” — was offered up in the midst of the Ferguson riots in 2014:

More here. H/T: Jennifer Dyer


Not to be confused with ”Afro-Finns”…..

The story of Finns’ distant cousins


Part Finnish, part Native American

In the Great Lakes region there are people with roots in Finland and among indigenous North American peoples. It’s impossible to know how exactly many of these so-called ‘Findians’ exist, but their numbers are estimated in the hundreds. Author Katja Kettu, journalist Maria Seppälä and photographer Meeri Koutaniemi documented their lives over the course of three years. Their experiences form the basis for their book, ‘Findian country’.

A pow wow is a social gathering held in many indigenous North American communities. Dancing is a way of honouring participants’ ancestors.

Descendants of immigrants

Between 1860 and 1924 some 370,000 people left Finland for North America to seek a better life. The main reasons to emigrate were unemployment, social problems and the period of ‘Russification’ before Independence–but a desire for adventure was also a factor. In America Finns worked in the forests and the mines. While out in the woods and at trade union meetings they met Native Americans and even married some of them. The majority of marriages were with members of the Ojibwa tribe, the largest in the region. Finns tended to have less knowledge about their new home country–and therefore also fewer prejudices about the people native to the land.

More here.


All out war on cops…….

cops shot

Masked gunman shoots dead three cops and wounds at least four more in ambush before being killed by officers in Baton Rouge – the city where Alton Sterling’s death began wave of anger two weeks ago 

Baton Rouge shooting sees several cops killed weeks after Alton Sterling's death

Three police officers are ‘feared dead’ after at least seven were shot by a masked gunman in Baton Rouge – less than two weeks after the killing of Alton Sterling in the same Louisiana city. The man, who was wearing black, was seen firing indiscriminately at around 9am as he walked out between a shop and a car wash, a witness said.

A source said four officers are all in a critical condition in hospital. Police received a 911 call reporting a ‘suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle’, the source said. The gunman is said to have opened fire when cops arrived.

More here


Giving up a little bit of liberty for a little bit of security is fool’s errand.

Finland is circling the drain economically as it borrows financially to cover its losses in revenue. The highly centralized state has been trying to divest itself from its centralization of concentrated power, but to little avail, the unions have its collective grip around the present government’s lone testicle.

I was recently in Helsinki at an Israeli embassy sponsored event where I was told by a National Coalition MP that he was greatly disappointed by the lack of success by this present coalition government (which includes his party) in getting their reforms through. It’s nearly impossible.

In 300 pages, Ms. Partanen offers an expanded version of what my Swedish antagonists could summarize before the herring and schnapps were served: America is a pretty horrible place and would be less horrible if it were more like Finland. Or Sweden. Or Norway.

Stockholm Syndrome

Spotify threatened to abandon Sweden if the government didn’t address over-regulation and sky-high taxes.

A May Day march in Malmö, Sweden, organized by the Left Party, 2016. A May Day march in Malmö, Sweden, organized by the Left Party, 2016. PHOTO: GETTY 

There are plenty of American runaways scattered around Sweden. The now elderly passel of draft dodgers and former Black Panthers; a recently arrived spy, dodging prison time for penetrating the State Department on Cuba’s behalf; and various others relying upon Sweden’s unwillingness to extradite those accused of “political crimes.”

My reasons for emigrating from Brooklyn to Stockholm in 2003 on the eve of the Iraq War, as its opponents loudly considered seeking refuge from George W. Bush’s America, were more prosaic. I was in pursuit of a woman.

But Sweden is Berkeley, Calif., in country form—a place where even romantic relocations are ultimately recast as political acts. Soon after my residency permit was affixed to my passport, I found myself before the first of many Stockholm dinner party tribunals, during which I would be held accountable for America’s manifold sins. Indeed, the job of volunteer war-crimes defendant was so onerous that I considered fleeing the country, declaring myself a refugee from First World political persecution.

As my language facility increased, I discovered that the country’s largest newspaper objected to Jimmy Carter receiving the Nobel Peace Prize because he was, apparently, a right-wing supporter of terrorism. A columnist at the same paper routinely hailed the armed “resistance movement” in Iraq because their “actions were mostly directed at the occupation forces.” When that paper’s automotive correspondent sat in judgment of a new series of Chevy pickup trucks, his review was punctuated with an attack on how America’s “Jewish lobby” ruined Christmas.


In a book allergic to nuance, one would nevertheless expect Ms. Partanen to confront Finland’s current position as “the sick man of Europe,” stemming from its long-declining GDP and steadily increasing unemployment rate. (Youth unemployment is above 20%, double the American figure.) The current government is now openly contemplating new limits on paid holidays, overtime and sick leave to constrain runaway budget deficits. Sweden’s vaunted health-care system, so fulsomely praised by Ms. Partanen for eschewing privatization, will soon be allowing patients more choice between public and private providers. Finnish economist Jan von Gerich recently said that “the only way for Finland to have a future is for the old model to be reformed.”

While Ms. Partanen insists that the Nordic social model is the answer to most of the U.S.’s problems, she all but ignores one social phenomenon long familiar to Americans: immigration. Convulsed by waves of migration that are straining resources and provoking the rise of the far right, Nordic social democracy is being challenged by a more heterogenous population. It’s the one of the most important issues facing Nordic countries today, but Ms. Partanen won’t go near it, instead commenting that “many immigrants to the Nordic region find its citizens cold, hostile, and closed-minded,” though “sometimes it is a misunderstanding.”

More here.

NOTE: Finland’s highly vaunted healthcare system patterned on the rest of the Nordic region’s system, is full of holes, so much so that the private healthcare system rivals and surpasses it. The downside is that the taxpayer ends up being double dipped.

To show the difference between the American system (before Obama care, but taking note that it wasn’t close to being perfect) and the Finnish one, some years ago, both my mother living stateside, and my Finnish mother-in-law (both now deceased) were diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes.

My mother (medicaid) was in the surgery room 2 weeks after being diagnosed, then 3 weeks later having the other eye operated on and on the path to full recovery. My Finnish mother-in-law (who at the time, was handing out medicine to her husband) had to wait over 9 mos. before being taken in after receiving a plethora of cancellation notices.

Something tells me this would never make the pages of Anu Partanen’s book.


If he wasn’t a Muslim, he was sure energized by their hate filled rhetoric.


Micah Johnson, Dallas Cop-Killer, Was Black Militant and Army Veteran

The sniper who murdered five officers during a Black Lives Matter protest was a fan of anti-police groups and a reservist who deployed to Afghanistan.

DALLAS — He served his country overseas. Then he came home, became radicalized, and turned into a mass murderer.

Micah Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas was identified by police as the sniper who shot 12 people during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas on Thursday night. By Friday, the authorities had found “bomb making materials, ballistic vests, rifles, ammunition, and a personal journal of combat tactics” in the Army veteran’s apartment—evidence suggesting that the killings might have been only one part of Johnson’s violent plans.

And on social media, Johnson left traces of a militant mindset. Johnson’s profile photo on Facebook shows him in a dashiki, holding a clenched fist in the air. Johnson’s cover photos are a black liberation flag and a black power fist.

Dallas police chief David Brown said Johnson told police “he was upset about the recent police shootings” and “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.” Activists at Thursday’s night Black Lives Matter march, however, said that the shooter behind the deadliest day for American law enforcement since 9/11 was not part of their protest. Three other suspects were taken into custody but Johnson is believed to have acted alone. Five officers are dead and six others are seriously wounded, in addition to one civilian.

Micah Johnson

via Facebook

Johnson did not explicitly identify himself as a member of the Nation of Islam, a militant black Muslim group, but liked pages relating to Elijah Mohammed, the group’s deceased founder. Johnson also liked several militant and black separatist groups such as The New Black Panther Party and the African American Defense League.

More here.

And also influenced by this piece of crap.