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President Trump to Donate $1 Million to Harvey Relief

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President Trump may not be the first president to accept only $1 a year as the nation’s Commander-in-Chief (Herbert Hoover and John Kennedy also took a mere buck per annum), but he may be the quickest on the draw to contribute a rather large chunk of change to assist victims of a natural disaster.

As reported by Jonathan Easley of the everything political The Hill, The Donald is kicking-in a cool $1 million to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort;

President Trump plans to donate $1 million for victims of the historic floods and rains that have devastated the Gulf region, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday.

But this isn’t the first time that the president has made headlines for his philanthropy. In spite of the Never Trump media (notably, the rabidly anti-Trump Washington Post) making up news as they went along, Candidate Trump really did raise millions of dollars earmarked for a number of various charities that specialized in assisting veterans.

As unbelievable as it sounds, the reliably liberal NPR (National Public Radio) set the record straight on the ton of cash Trump raised for the oft forgotten veterans of the Armed Forces;

At least $1.9 million of the donations to veterans groups that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reported on Tuesday came in last week, after Trump began responding to intense media scrutiny of his earlier claims about raising in excess of $6 million for veterans. Trump said on Tuesday that his efforts raised a total of $5.6 million.

NPR reached out to all 41 of the groups Trump listed as receiving donations. Of those, 31 responded. One group, the Navy SEAL Foundation, said it does not disclose details of its donations. The other 30 confirmed the amounts Trump reported Tuesday, accounting for $4.27 million of the $5.6 million total.

The donations came in from a combination of sources, including the Donald J. Trump Foundation, various groups and individuals who cited Trump’s efforts along with their donations, and Trump himself.

The candidate gave a $1 million check to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation on May 24, as questions from the Washington Post and other news outlets about Trump’s prior claims regarding these donations accelerated.

But back to the Trump announcement that he’ll contribute $1 million to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, the White House toyed with the media much like a cat does a mouse prior to killing it.

As White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during today’s press briefing;

Trump has not finalized what group the money will go to, and the White House said it would solicit ideas from the press corps, taking a dig at those who have fervently researched and questioned past donations Trump has made or claimed to make.

“He’s actually asked that I check with the folks in this room since you are very good at research and have been doing a lot of reporting into the groups and organizations that have the best and most effective in helping and providing aid and he would love some suggestions from the folks here and I would be happy to take them,” Sanders said in the White House press briefing room.

Related article – Politico mocks Texas hurricane victims, southern Christians in vile political cartoon

Dallas Hemorrhaging Police Officers; 99 Gone in Last 75 days

All too familiar scene of a protester throwing a paving stone at police - Ukraine, 2013.
All too familiar scene of a protester throwing a paving stone at police – Ukraine, 2013.

Police numbers in Big D are dropping faster than Bill Clinton’s trousers. As reported by Bob Price of the Breitbart.com news portal, the city of Dallas is losing an unexpectedly high number of officers, especially in the past few weeks. Continue reading Dallas Hemorrhaging Police Officers; 99 Gone in Last 75 days

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ISIS death threat against Geller; ‘Draw Mohammed’ winner Bosch Fawstin in hiding

Born and raised in the Bronx by his Albanian Muslim parents, blond haired and fair skinned Bosch Fawstin has since left the belief system of his family, and actually has become quite a critic of not only Islam, but also of the more sanguine followers of Mohammed. Fawstin has even gone as far as winning a total of $12,500 as well as being proclaimed as the recipient of the “People’s Choice Award” for his cartoon depiction of Mohammed.

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Two dead, one wounded at Texas ‘Draw Mohammed’ contest

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Pro-America and pro-Israel activist Pamela Geller has never been shy of letting it be known she considers the threat of Islamic Jihad to be one of the greatest threats to face the Western World in decades, if not centuries. Case in point would be her sponsorship of the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest held in the Dallas, Texas suburb of Garland. Geller offered up a $10,000 award in her much publicized Draw Mohammed Contest.

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Holy Islamville; South Carolina and Georgia propose Shari’a ban

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With the Texas State Legislature making headlines across the nation due to House Bill 562 moving forward to the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee, the spotlight in Islamic Shari’a law and its possible implementation in American criminal and/or civil law is making headlines in other states. As reported by Sarita Chourey of the Morris News Service via the Athens (Georgia) Banner Herald on March 11, 2015, both the Palmetto and the Peach States are introducing proposals that would ensure that Islamic Shari’a law, as well as any other “foreign laws and foreign forum selection” from being used within their respective states.

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Liberia: ‘Ebola zombies’ supposedly rise from the dead

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“Patient Zero” still in critical condition …

Perhaps a classic case of bad journalism or perhaps a case of runaway social media, more than likely equal parts of both, a reputable newspaper (according to the BBC) in the West African country of Liberia is reporting that at least two victims of the Ebola virus have risen from the dead. Two separate American-based but Chinese-centered news portals; The Epoch Times on Oct. 1, 2014, and NTD.tv on Sept. 30, 2014 (see video), both report that two deceased Liberian women managed to arise from the dead in rural Nimba County.

No pun intended, but the once the rumor of the walking dead hit the internet, it ended up taking on a life of its own. The All Africa Global Media news site, The Mirror of London, and the US-based Breitbart.com portal have all made note the report coming out of Liberia. According to reports, many of the locals are now in a state of panic due to the late Dorris Quoi, cited only as being in her 40s, and the second victim identified only as Ma Kebeh, reportedly in her late 60s, were about to be taken to their respective burials when they arose from the dead.

Like most wild rumors, there is a grain of truth amid the heap of outrageous claims. Liberia is the starting point for Thomas Eric Duncan (aka: “Patient Zero”) who is currently listed in serious condition after being diagnosed positive for the Ebola virus at Dallas’ Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Quarantined away from the general public, Duncan’s chance of survival is usually no better than forty percent, but medical conventional wisdom adheres to the notion that due to the vast improvement is sanitary conditions, Duncan’s prognosis is markedly better than back home in his native Liberia.

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Minor scrape leads to flesh-eating bacteria, kills man in 5 days

Travis Lee Moore just wanted a quiet, relaxing day of fishing with his brothers last Sunday. But after a very minor scrape to the back of one of his fingers, the Texan expired within five days due to a massive infection caused by a flesh-eating bacteria, as reported by KHOU television of Houston, Texas on Feb. 28, 2014.

The retired postal worker and former firefighter from the tiny hamlet of Chester, Texas, accompanied his four brothers to Lake Conroe, forty miles north northwest of the greater Houston area, with hopes of possibly hooking a trophy bass.

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‘Obama Barf Bags’ make a big splash

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Congressman Steve Stockman is making a run for the US Senate seat for the Lone Star State, so to help raise money for his campaign he’s made no secret that everything Obama has given him a severe case of a delicate stomach, as reported by the rather off-beat news portal Inquisitor.com on Dec. 21, 2013.

The darling of the Texas Tea Party, Stockman faces quite the uphill battle in the Republican primary against incumbent Senate heavyweight John Cornyn who currently has a commanding 44 point lead in recent polls.

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