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Obama's frackin' fake
June 8, 2014—If there is one thing the American people have learned about the guy in the White House who appears not to have a legitimate birth certificate, a legitimate social security card, or a legitimate Selective Service Card, he has a penchant for appointing people who are just as unqualified for the jobs they are hired to do as him. But unlike Obama who actually earned a Columbia and Harvard degree, some of Obama's more special social progressive political hirelings who otherwise have legitimate drivers' licenses and social security numbers nevertheless fluff their resumes with unaccredited academiic achievements.

One of those unaccredited Obama-ites was Connie Schreppel, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Laboratory Technology at Utica College at Sycracuse University in 2010. She found a job as the Director of Water Quality for the Mohawk Valley Water Authority. In 2011, The New York Times reported that Dr. Connie Schreppel, Ph.D was one of two New Yorkers appointed by Obama to serve on the EPA's Board of Independent Scientists.

According to the Federal Register, the EPA, who appeared to have been considering employing Schreppel in 2010, referred to her in a notice published in the Federal Register as "Dr. Schreppel." You'll see why that was important in a couple of paragraphs.

The EPA board members were purported to be experts in the relationship between hydraulic fracking and drinking water resources. They would be the "experts" who would determine how dangerous fracking was to the potential pollution of the nation;s drinking water supply. Keep in mind, if you haven't mentally done the math, based on the media reported date when Schreppel purported received her BS in 2010 that, within less than 12 months, according to the New York Times she somehow managed to earn both a Master's Degree in Environmental Science from Greenwich University and, a Ph.D in Environmental Engineering.from Kennedy Western University. The problem is the Federal Register report in 2010 implied that the EPA was considering, or had, hired Dr. Connie Schreppel for the EPA job, it appears, shortly after she earned her Bachelor's degree from Utica College at Sycracuse University.

The problem is Greenwich University (which claimed to be accredited by the Australian government although it had no such accreditation) was a diploma mill. In fact, it had to locate its "school" on Norfolk Island, an external Aussie territory (about 1,000 miles from Sydney) because, by law in Australia, it failed to meet the minimal educational criteria required by the Australian MacQuarie Education Act of 1984 which superseded a prior law enacted in 1964 that regulated the educational standards of all colleges and universities in Australia. Greenwich could not legally attach the word "university" to its name. Greenwich University appears to have been created in 1972 in Missouri (borrowing its name from the University of Greenwich, sourtheast of London, England, located on the grounds of the old Royal Naval Academy. The University of Greenwich was founded in 1890 and is a prestigious British university).

Greenwich University, however, was born under yet another name in Jefferson City, Missouri. After numerous complaints, the diploma mill moved to Hilo, Hawaii, changing its name to Greenwich University at that time. They tried again to get accreditation but could not. They moved to Norfolk Island when Hawaii enacted a law which would grant accreditation only to colleges and universities where half or more of the student body earned their degrees "on campus."

Kennedy Western University was created in 1984 in Augoura Hills, California as an unaccredited distance learning center. Which means it was a post-secondary education correspondence school offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 2004 the Washington Post ran an exposè attack story on the Bush-43 Administration when they revealed US taxpayers were paying for bogus academic degrees for government employees "...to stroke their egos and help them qualify for jobs and promotions....An 8-month GAO investigation found that more than a dozen federal agencies had paid more than a $169,000 to two unaccredited schools suspected of being diploma mills—California Coast University in Santa Ana and Kennedy Western University..."

On Dec. 14, 2007 Kennedy Western University, its government contracts now dried up and wearing the putrid odor that only government stench creates, changed its name to Western National University and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming. On March 31,2009 Western National closed it doors. It's a reasonably safe bet it's still operating somewhere else as a distance learning center, perhaps even using its government contracts to accomodate the Obama Administration.

The GAO found 28 senior level Bush Administration department heads from 8 different agencies had availed themselves of a provision in federal law which allows department heads to reimburse employees for degrees earned from accredited schools. Robert Cramer, the GAO official who led the investigation noted that loopholes in the law allow reimbursements for classes taken from unaccredited schools as well. That should be convenient for the Obama Administration who could uise a diploma mill to bolster the academic resumes of unqualified community activists he needs to fill the key socio-economic and environmental jobs to further regulate fossil fuels whether traditionally mined, drilled or extracted through fracking..

In 2004, Government Affairs Committee chairman, Sen. Susan Collins told the Washington Post that she believed "...this will just be the tip of the iceberg." And, of course it was because in 2004 the leftwing Washington Post was looking for Republicans fluffing their resumes with advanced degrees they "earned" without the homework—or a revenue drain—because stories like that made Bush-43 look bad and it was, after all, an election year. But Collins was right about one thing. It was the tip of the iceberg. But, that was 2004's iceberg. Today there's an even larger iceberg bobbing around in the social progressive sea. It's called Iceberg Obama. The bad thing about this iceberg is that it's so large, the pieces that break off are each larger than the entire Bush-43 Iceberg.

Sen. Barack Obama inserted his iceberg into the 2009 Appropriations Bill in Nov. 2008. It was a billion dollar earmark to a clean coal consortium called the FutureGenAlliance who was going to help Obama put the coal industry out of business. Kerplunk!

Enter "Doctor" Connie Schreppel. Schreppel now looks like an anti-fracking environmentalist. She shouldn't have come close to qualifying as a member of the EPA's Board of Scientists if her qualifications were limited to a Bachelor's Degree and a job resume as the head of the Mohawk Valley, NY Water Authority The scientists on the EPA's Board of Scientists were theoretically supposed to be real environmental scientists with real experience in the principles of fracking since they would decide which natural gas and coal fracking permits would be approved or disapproved—on real evidence, not environmental terrorism. Kerplunk! Kerplunk!

When US Coast Guard Lt. Commander Claudia Gelzer testified before the Senate Government Affairs Committee about her undercover work investigating how to earn a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering at Kennedy Western Univerisity, she said they accepted at face value her conjecture that she had attended six seminars and had taken four courses related to oil spills when she had actually taken none of them. Kennedy Western checked or verified none of them. She also confirmed that committee investigators discovered that every student who applied was offered a 33% to 60% life experience credit. Kerplunk! Kerplunk! Kerplunk!

Schreppel said that wasn't why she applied to Kennedy Western. She said there were no univerisities close by the New York State Mohawk Valley offering either a Masters of Ph.D program. The Kennedy Western program fit her busy schedule, she said. Schreppel also said that even though she was hired to serve on the EPA's Scientific Board which would make the decision whether or not to approve or disapprove fracking licenses, she didn't view her role as that of a fracking scientist but rather only as a water utility user. I drink water therefore I am qualified. Kerplunk! Kerplunk! Kerplunk! Slurp! Kerplunk!



The latest abuse of an Army vet
who served the United States in

Vietnam...who deserves better from
a government about to disown him.

May 16, 2014Mario Hernandez was a 9-year old boy in Cuba in 1965 when his parents saw an opportunity to flee Castro's Cuba and took it. When Mario arrived in Florida he later remarked that he immediately fe
ll in love with the United States. During the Johnson Administration and beyond, freedom-loving Cubans who escaped Castro's communist paradise of poverty were granted amnesty and given social security cards so they could work and live in the United States—and, of course pay taxes. They were not, however, granted American citizenship.

That's how political amnesty works. The pathway to citizenship began, a year later, when the amnesty aliens were allowed to apply for granted them alien residency. Once granted, they would then be legal resident aliens. In five years the resident alien would then be a citizen. Content with her lot, Mario Hernandez's mother never applied for residence status. Quite likely, still mistrustful of government, she kept a low profile in America. She never filled out the paperwork that was her first step—and her son's first step—to citizenship. Mario Hernandez grew up as a United States citizen—only he wasn't one. When Mario turned 18 he joined the US Army and, after basic training, found himself fighting in Vietnam.

Had the US Army known Hernandez was a provisional amnesty citizen, the recruiter would likely have told him that enlisting would guarantee him a fast track to US citizenship. But, not knowing he wasn't already a citizen, Mario said nothing. He served three years in Vietnam, voting for Jimmy Carter in a voting booth that was a pup tent in the steamy jungles in Southeast Asia.

When Hernandez left the Army he went to work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the State of Washington for some years before trading up to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons where his job was overseeing the day-to-day operations, detainees, prisoners and terrorists. Both of his government jobs required that the applicant be a citizen of the United States. Which means Hernandez should have been thoroughly investigated by the FBI whose job it is to verify the bonafides of all federal job applicants. Not just once, but every few years. Art no time did the FBI find anything which suggested Mario was not a citizen of the United States.

Hernandez apparently passed the citizenship sniff test. An admirable non-American American citizen, he voted in every presidential election since 1976. As Hernandez prepared to retire at age 58, he decided he would take his wife Bonita on a Caribbean cruise to celebrate the onset of their golden years. All he needed was a passport. When he applied to the State Department for a passport, he ended up at the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration which he quickly discovered was located on mythical Elm Street and he was about to meet Freddy Krueger. "I'm living in a bad dream," Hernandez told the New York Times, "This cannot be real. I've been living here for 49 years. This is the only country I've ever known..I thought I was a citizen. I've always been proud of being a citizen. This has really messed with my head."

Mario Hernandez was now having the worst day of his life. He just discovered the United States government had no record of him. He searched for nat ionization papers which he concluded his mother had simply neglected to give to him. Because Hernandez has political amnesty he cannot be deported. However, if he chooses to leave the United States to even, say, spend a day in either Canada or Mexico, he would be denied the right to cross the border and reenter the United States. He would, effectively become a man without a country. Add to that, Hernandez was also notified that his Voter Registration card has been revoked. Since the government said he is not a citizen (nor a legal resident) Hernandez, who had voted in every election since Jimmy Carter, cannot vote. In fact, the Obama Administration is considering charging Mario with voter fraud.

When Hernandez 's latest petition for citizenship was rejected, his wife launched Change.org petition to sway the government to reverse their position with her husband that he has to wait five more years to become a citizen, giving him the citizenship he rightfully earned when, as a non-citizen he enlisted in the US Army during a time of war and served three years in Vietnam. Thus far, Bonito Hernandez's petition has 80 thousand signatures.

According to the Dept. of Homeland Security, special provisions in the Immigration and Nationality Act exist to grant immediate citizenship for non-citizens who served in the US military under periods of hostilities. Hernandez served under severe hostilities in Vietnam for three years from 1972 to 1975. The Obama Administration's Justice Department has his military records, so Eric Holder had to know that, yet they still rejected his citizenship petition. But then, Obama has already made it clear that he believes that all active and former military personnel are enemies of his Administration, and enemies of his United States. Why should it be any different for a 58-year old

 

Humansville, Missouri: the least human city
in the United States. Shame on Humansville.

April 21, 2014—Imagine this statement coming from a law and order advocate like me. It's well past time for the federal government to enact an extraordinarily tough national police brutality law (with sanity attached to it) to protect the people of the United States from bully law enforcement officers who have sworn an oath to "serve and protect" the public. Since the "New Democrat' (social progressive) days of Bill and Hillary Clinton, law enforcement changed radically and ruthlessly, with police, prosecutors and courts putting the onus on making the innocent prove they are not guility of the crimes fror which they stand accused rather than making the State prove their guilt.

Because the public began to protest the increasing numbers of fatal or nearly fatal police shootings of unarmed or minimally armed villains who threaten the lives of the cops with bare fists, rocks, small tree limb or pocket knives; or out-of-breath, overweight cops thumping the crap out of thieves or speeders running away from the scenes of accident or mischievous wrongdoings. Today, municipalities have discovered a new weapon of choice to subdue troublemakers or smart-mouthed citizens who don't respond to the commands of the police officers (you can't call them "peace officers" anymore since, increasingly, they engage in more assaults on the general public which requires hospitalization, than the general public does on one another)—tasers. Tasers have pretty much become the police officer's weapon of choice because those who sell them to municipalities assure them that, when they are used correctly, they are not lethal. The problem is, police officers seldom, if ever, use them correctly.

Tasers are punitive weapons that many police officers use simply to punish consumers who smart-mouth them, or question why the officer stopped them. . The taser is a lethal weapon. Everyone knows it is. And every year hundreds of victims of police brutality die from the punitive use of tasers by cops.

In far too many cases, in our politically correct social progressive society, female officers who should not be street cops, are given tasers as "weight and size equalizers"—and are trained to use them to bring the "big bruisers" whimpering to their knees. Tragically, if the malmfactor or big mouth has a bad heart, a pacemaker or blocked arteries, a few good pants-peeing jolts will put the big bruiser in a cardiac care unit or the morgue.

The most recent example of police brutality I saw this week was the beating of 78-year old Elbert Breshears who lives in the most grossly misnamed community in the United States: Humansville, Missouri by a cop who shouldn't even be allowed to hold the job of elementary school crossing guard.

On Sunday, April 20 Breshears' wife, who suffers from dementia, fell against a window in their home, breaking the glass and cutting herself. Breshears called 9-11 for an ambulance telling the 9-11 dispatcher what happened.. While the Daily Caller, which reported the incident, did not say, it appears that Mrs. Breshears, who likely suffers from some form of neuropathy, fell through the window when she fell against it. (My wife suffers from diabetic neuropathy which has been getting increasingly worse over the past few years. She has several canes to use to steady herself when she walks through our home. She has one cane in each of our two vehicles. She refuses to use them. When she walks through the house I usually walk behind her to keep her from falling because she refuses to use a cane. [A walker it out of question for woman who refuses to use a cane.]. At times, walking downstairs without her cane, she will suddenly find herself running (to keep from falling, stopping only after running into the wall at the base of the stairs.) I don't know how bad Mrs. Breshears' neuropathy is, but I know how neuropathy impacts those it afflicts. If Mrs. Breshears suffers from neuropathy (whether from diabetes or some other neurological disorder), then the Humansville cop who assaulted Elbert Breshears and the dispatcher who failed to properly advise the officer of the details of what happened based on the call, needs to be fired. The cop also needs to be charged with criminal assault—and stupidity.

The Daily Caller report that suggests Humansville police alibied the beating of Elbert Breshears by saying they had problems with Breshears over elder-abuse in the past. If his wife is a long term victim of either diabetic neuropathy or some other form of neuropathy, she will likely have suffered from falls resulting in anything from bruising and abrasions to fractures (if the falls were bad enough). If her neuropathy has not been medically-diagnosed, guess who gets the blame for those bruises and, of course, for being thrown through a window?

The police, on April 20, arrived before the ambulance. Breshears was outside trying to assist his wife. Without inquiring what happened before he got to the scene, and what was currently taking place in the yard, the unidentified cop jumped from his car, ran across the yard and tackled the elderly man, knocking him off his feet. Keep in mind, this was an old duffer with medical problems of his own. The cop ordered him to get to his feet. Breshears told the cop he was unable to comply. The cop knocked Breshears into a gravel pile and dug his knees into the elderly man's back, striking him and dragging his arms behind his back to cuff him. Breshears begged the cop to help him to his feet and he would gladly submit. The cop beat him to the ground for not complying. Bully cops (like this guy do not deserve the respectful title of peace officer, police officer or law enforcement officer. Not only is he a bully, he's a stupid bully. And that makes him all the more dangerous to the community he is supposed to serve.)

The cop's crime? Breshears very deliberately did not call the police. He called paramedics and requested an ambulance. The first time his wife ever fell, he made the mistake of calling the police for help rather than the paramedics, and ended up in jail for elder-abuse. Knowing this before he arrived, the cop assumed this was a known wife-beater plying his trade. Branded by that cop, Breshears was guilty of elder abuse so there was no need to ask him what had happened.

Regardless what the cop thought, the first thing he should have done was to take a minute and find out, from the husband and the wife, what happened. He didn't. He knew a "bad guy" when he heard his name over the 9-`11 call., That, of course, allowed him to charge ahead like a crusader to save the day without taking as much as 20 seconds to ask what happened. He didn't ask, because he was a smart small town cop who knew, when he heard the 9-11 call, that the wife beater was plying his trade once again. So much for humanity in Humansville.

 

FBI breaks up a ring operating since 2009 in the El Cajon Dept. of Motor Vehicles selling drivers licenses in the parking lot to customers of a local driving school that trains Middle East customers "how to drive"—usually without their ever having to take a driver's test.
Feb. 25, 2014—FBI agents led by Special Agents Mike Peters and Kim George arrested four California State employees at the El Cajon Dept. of Motor Vehicles and Kuvan Piomari who owned the US Driving School in El Cajon. The FBI is calling this an ongoing investigation as agents search for several accomplices.

Beginning shortly after Obama took office in 2009, Piomari let it be known to his "students" that "for a price," he could guarantee the student a genuine, California driver's license—even if he failed his driving test The drivers' licenses would cost the buyer anywhere from $500 to $2,500 depending, one imagines, on just how "illegal" they were. I imagine a simple undocumented illegal wanting a permanent tax-free life if the United States would readily pay $500 for a driver's license that would get him through an ICE highway checkpoint. A Middle East terrorist trying to buy an airline ticket would quickly pay $2,500 or more for a driver's license that would secure him a seat on a 757 to anywhere in the United States,

As it turned out, most of the US Driving School "students" never even had to take any test thanks to Piomari's "connections" at the DMV. His connection? DMV Examiner Jeffrey Bednarek and three other DMV employees. Bednarek would simply give them a passing grade on the written and behind-the-wheel driving test which they never took, and then escort them to his accomplices. behind the counter where the license applicant would get a regular or commercial driver's license. Bednerek's accomplices. would then falsify whatever records needed to be fabricated at that end of the process.

The four were arrested according to FBI. Court documents which revealed that the four DMV employees and Piomari took part in a long-running bribery conspiracy that generated hundreds of genuine, albeit phony, ill-gotten drivers' licenses over a period of at least three years before law enforcement got involved. When the DMV transferred a new manager to the El Cajon DMV in 2012, Peters said, "...she instantly knew something wasn't right. That manager alerted the DMV's investigative arm who, in turn, called the FBI."

Using undercover operatives and federal court-approved surveillance techniques which included wiretapping the phones of the US Driving School and the phones of the suspected DMV participants, and those who received the unearned right to drive on US highways and byways. In all, 30 defendants (which included several people who gamed the system by bribing State employees to provide them with a driver's license) were charged. Some of the "students" who paid for a driver's license, Special Agent Kim George said, "were bad drivers; and some paid because they were too lazy to take the test." And some apparently knew they would fail either the written test or the driving skills test. And others knew they didn't have sufficient data to prove they were eligible to even apply for a driver's license.

Special Agent Peters noted some of the students were buying commercial licenses that allowed them to drive tanker trucks which "...took things to a different level in terms of safety. We hope this case sends a message," Peters added, "this type of corruption will not be tolerated."

Bednarek and another DMV employee, Jim Bean, pleaded guilty. Bean was sentenced to 18 months for his role in the scheme. Bednarek will be sentenced in April. Bednarek reportedly produced more than 100 fraudulent drivers licenses for which the drivers' license applicants paid over $50,000. "They'd gotten away with it for so long," Agent George said, "that they were extremely confident and had no plans to stop. Sometimes the corrupt DMV employees would issue multiple bogus licenses a day. They would leave work with $500 in cash in their pocket," she commented, adding, "That could be one day a week, or two. They were doing very well."

The case is still ongoing because the FBI learned that many of the applicants for drivers' licenses were not Americans. In one instance, Peters said, "One guy flew in from Dallas, took a cab to the [El Cajon] DMV office, paid for his license and flew back to Dallas a few hours later. It was so blatant," he added, "that our surveillance showed the driving school operator brokering multiple deals in the DMV parking lot."

 


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