Woman Accused of Faking Unemployment, Collecting Benefits While Making Six Figure Salary

Woman Accused of Faking Unemployment, Collecting Benefits While Making Six Figure Salary

26 Aug, 2017
26 Aug, 2017

A Florida woman is accused of providing a false unemployment report while bagging a six figure salary to obtain government benefits such as food stamps and Medicaid.

Amber Drake, 37, of Tallahassee, turned herself in to authorities Thursday in response to allegations that she received nearly $18,000 in government assistance, WTXL reported.

An investigator with the Florida Department of Financial Services filed a complaint against Drake that alleges that she deliberately submitted a false unemployment application to receive food stamps and Medicaid.

The complaint states that Drake filed the unemployment claim on October 20, 2014, when an investigation revealed that she had been employed from July 2014 to January 2017.

WCTV reports that Drake allegedly filed multiple unemployment claims with the state from 2014 to 2016 while employed at a job where her gross pay was $103,900.

Documents say that Drake received approximately $10,000 in food stamp benefits and an estimated $8,000 in Medicaid benefits, totaling $17,603.94.

Police issued a warrant for Drake’s arrest August 11 on charges of public assistance fraud. Authorities booked Drake into the Leon County Jail Thursday and released her on bond.

This is the fourth time someone in Tallahassee has been arrested for public assistance fraud in the past two weeks. One woman was arrested for allegedly failing to disclose her court-funded child support payments August 11.

Another woman was taken into custody for allegedly lying about her income to receive $5,612.06 in Medicaid and food stamp benefits she did not qualify for.

A week later, a man was arrested on August 21 for allegedly falsifying his public assistance application to receive $5,000 worth of food stamp benefits.

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Islamic State Claims Brussels Attack, Terrorist Found Carrying Quran

Islamic State Claims Brussels Attack, Terrorist Found Carrying Quran

27 Aug, 2017
27 Aug, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Islamic State news agency Aamaq has claimed the Brussels attacker who assaulted three soldiers with a knife as an Islamic State group soldier.

In a statement Sunday, it said he carried out the Friday evening attack in response to calls to target countries of the coalition that is fighting IS.

Belgian prosecutors have opened an attempted terrorist murder probe after attacker assaulted the soldiers while shouting “Allahu akbar!” — Arabic for “God is greater.” He was shot dead by troops.

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office said the man was known to police for assault charges but had no previous terror-relate offences. The suspect, a Belgian citizen of Somali origin, was also carrying a fake firearm and copies of the Quran.

IS often claims attacks by people who have no known link to the group.

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Court Admits DNC, Wasserman Schultz Rigged Primaries For Hillary

The Washington Post trumpeted the news: “Florida judge dismisses fraud lawsuit against DNC,” read the August 25 headline.

“To the extent Plaintiffs wish to air their general grievances with the DNC or its candidate selection process, their redress is through the ballot box, the DNC’s internal workings, or their right of free speech — not through the judiciary,” Judge William Zloch, a Reagan appointee, wrote in his dismissal of the class-action lawsuit. “To the extent Plaintiffs have asserted specific causes of action grounded in specific factual allegations, it is this Court’s emphatic duty to measure Plaintiffs’ pleadings against existing legal standards. Having done so … the Court finds that the named Plaintiffs have not presented a case that is cognizable in federal court.”

Ah, but, as usual, the Post missed the mark.

The suit was filed in July 2016 by two Florida lawyers, Jared and Elizabeth Beck, who claimed a massive trove of hacked (or leaked) emails showed that the Democratic National Committee and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had secretly greased the skids for Hillary Clinton and actively worked to defeat her top challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

But here’s a fascinating section in the ruling, where the judge flat out says the DNC can — and did — rig its own nomination.

“In evaluating Plaintiffs’ claims at this stage, the Court assumes their allegations are true — that the DNC and Wasserman Schultz held a palpable bias in favor Clinton and sought to propel her ahead of her Democratic opponent,” he wrote.

“The Court thus assumes that the DNC and Wasserman Schultz preferred Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president over Bernie Sanders or any other Democratic candidate. It assumes that they stockpiled information useful to the Clinton campaign. It assumes that they devoted their resources to assist Clinton in securing the party’s nomination and opposing other Democratic candidates. And it assumes that they engaged in these surreptitious acts while publicly proclaiming they were completely neutral, fair, and impartial. This Order therefore concerns only technical matters of pleading and subject-matter jurisdiction,” Zloch wrote.

But that didn’t affect the merits of the case as to whether the two lawyers had standing to sue.

“The Court must now decide whether Plaintiffs have suffered a concrete injury particularized to them, or one certainly impending, that is traceable to the DNC and its former chair’s conduct — the keys to entering federal court. The Court holds that they have not.”

But our guess is that the plaintiffs got exactly what they wanted — a ruling by a court that the DNC, led by Wasserman Schultz, stacked the deck in favor of Hillary. While the Post touted it as a win, it was a very clear loss.

An embarrassing one.

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Dr. Sebastian Gorka Taking the Fight Outside the Swamp

The resignation of Dr. Sebastian Gorka is neither a political “multi-dimensional chess” move nor tidy. The former gives too much credit where none is due, while the latter does not appropriately reflect the carnage of an internal political war for a controlling interest of the Executive branch.

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Keith Olbermann labels Betsy DeVos a horrible word — the backlash is brutal and swift

Liberal political commentator Keith Olbermann aired his displeasure with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on social media Saturday and labeled her a horrible word.

What he said

Olbermann’s tweet came in response to tweet from DeVos, who offered her prayers to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“The hurricane is going to do less damage to schools than you are, Motherf****r,” Olbermann wrote.

Image source: screenshot
Image source: screenshot

The response

Rightly so, Olbermann was raked over the coals for the tweet, which seemingly came out of nowhere and was for no apparent reason.

Double standard city

Olbermann’s tweet perfectly exemplifies the double standard that exists being Republicans and Democrats in politics — especially the disparity between Democratic women and GOP women. Could you imagine the outrage if a conservative commentator would have labeled an Obama administration cabinet woman a “motherf****r?”

Yeah, neither can I, because no one ever dared thinking of doing such a thing due to the wave of backlash that would have uprooted their career.

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ANTIFA Terror Cell Prepares to Take on Cops With ‘Our Enemies in Blue’ Workshops

Even while Democrats like the jackleg Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe are making the rounds on the Sunday morning shows denouncing “white supremacist” groups, the work of ANTIFA continues to go on with no such condemnation.

If anything, ANTIFA is being given a free pass by the media as was seen during last weekend’s edition of Meet the Press where host Chuck Todd gave a forum to a radical leftist Dartmouth University professor who was able to speak to a national audience with his message that violence is the road to peace.

Big things are coming for the what some are referring to as the paramilitary arm of the Democratic Party and just in time for an election year.

Like the Philadelphia-based ANTIFA cell that is currently training members on how to fight the police or as they are referred to “Our Enemies in Blue” which sure would seem to many to be a call for violence against law enforcement personnel.

Via The Daily Wire “’Our Enemies In Blue’: Antifa Hosting Violent Anti-Cop Workshops”:

The Antifa thug posse, whom the media seems utterly convinced poses no harm to the nation, will now host violent anti-cop workshops as part of their new Philadelphia cell, according to the Daily Caller.

Called “Our Enemies in Blue,” the workshops openly call for violence against police where convicted felons are held up for emulation. Various Antifa websites, including It’s Going Down, Sub.Media and Insurrection News, have already promoted it as a “Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement” (RAM),

According the group’s press release, they plan to serve as bulwark against mosques that “are being ruthlessly bombed” and the supposed systematic battering of LGBTQ people. “The destruction of black life continues unabated as millions languish in the plantations of the modern day slave system,” it states.

The “Our Enemies in Blue” workshops specifically deal with how to handle police during a violent altercation. The Daily Wire has noted several times the media downplayed Antifa violence or celebrated them. At the Washington Post, historian Mark Bray of Dartmouth University championed the group’s “willingness to physically defend themselves and others from white supremacist violence.”

The fledgling RAM Philly goes into greater detail as to their plans on their website which can be viewed HERE.

The Twitter feed is @RAM_Philly although the main site’s Twitter feed links to what appears to be a global communication feed at @IGD_News.

All contact info is here, so if any are inclined to send tips to those tasked with keeping order and keeping tabs on potentially violent organizations, the life that may be saved could belong to a cop.

Email: revolutionaryabolition.philly@riseup.net

Facebook: @RevolutionaryAbolition.Philly

Twitter: @RAM_Philly

Instagram: @RAM_Philly

It may greatly behoove law enforcement agencies – especially those in the Philadelphia area – to keep an eye on this particular group which by all indications would fall under the rubric of domestic terrorism.

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Socialism Eats Away At Venezuela’s Soul As Its People Struggle To Survive

Give Bernie a chance, he will get it right in 2020.

Via The Guardian:

Hunger is gnawing at Venezuela, where a government that claims to rule for the poorest has left most of its 31 million people short of food, many desperately so. As night falls over Caracas, and most of the city’s residents lock their doors against its ever more violent streets, Adriana Velásquez gets ready for work, heading out into an uncertain darkness as she has done since hunger forced her into the only job she could find at 14.

She was introduced to her brothel madam by a friend more than two years ago after her mother, a single parent, was fired and the two ran out of food. “It was really hard, but we were going to bed without eating,” said the teenager, whose name has been changed to protect her.
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Since then Venezuela’s crisis has deepened, the number of women working at the brothel has doubled, and their ages have dropped. “I was the youngest when I started. Now there are girls who are 12 or 13. Almost all of us are there because of the crisis, because of hunger.”

She earns 400,000 bolivares a month, around four times the minimum wage, but at a time of hyperinflation that is now worth about $30, barely enough to feed herself, her mother and a new baby brother. She has signed up to evening classes that run before her nightly shift, and hopes to one day escape from a job where “everything is ugly”.

Velásquez grew up in one of Caracas’s poorest and most violent districts, but Venezuela’s food crisis respects neither class nor geography. The pangs of hunger are felt through the corridors of its major businesses, behind the microphone on radio shows, in hospitals where malnutrition is climbing sharply and already claiming lives, and at schools where children faint and teachers skip classes to queue for food.

Keep reading…

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GORKA: Trump’s MAGA Agenda Being Systematically Undermined Within the White House (AUDIO)

GORKA: Trump’s MAGA Agenda Being Systematically Undermined Within the White House (AUDIO)

Sebastian Gorka resigned as Deputy Assistant to President Trump on Friday.

Conservative radio host Steve Malzberg spoke with Sebastian Gorka on Saturday and Dr. Gorka told him that Trump is surrounded by people who are undermining his ‘MAGA’ agenda.

Steve Malzberg opened the segment by asking Dr. Gorka why he decided to leave the White House.

“We came in on a message that was encapsulated in ‘making American great again’. I supported the President from July of 2015 and the people that made that victory possible around the President have been systematically undermined, many of them on the National Security Council have been fired or shut out and the agenda is losing steam within the building,” Dr. Gorka said.

Dr. Gorka said that President Trump is still committed to the MAGA agenda, but for people like him and Steve Bannon, they can be more effective on the outside.

Dr. Gorka also expressed his disappointment about President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan.

“I saw the text for the speech the President gave on Afghanistan and that’s when I realized that the ‘anti-MAGA’ clique is winning. No mention of radical Islamic terrorism, no mention of even radical Islam, so I decided it’s time to do the best I can for the President as a private citizen outside of the building and that is what I’m going to do,” Dr. Gorka explained.

Many people were disappointed that President Trump didn’t mention Islamic terrorism during his speech about his strategy in Afghanistan. Paul Sperry of the New York Post asked in a tweet, “Has Trump been McMastered?” referring to NatSec Advisor H.R. McMaster who refuses to say ‘Islamic terrorism’ and has fired many critics of Islam.

Listen to Malzberg’s interview with Dr. Gorka below. Dr. Gorka mentions Trump’s MAGA agenda is being undermined at the 1:15 mark. The entire interview is apprx. 10 minutes long.

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CNN Commentator Calls MLK Jr’s Niece A ‘Token Black Woman’

Free thinkers are a threat. Via Townhall: Alveda King is a distinguished speaker, an author, a bold pro-life advocate, and a civil rights activist. Yet, to CNN commentator Keith Boykin, she is just a “token right-wing black woman.” King is a vocal Trump supporter. In several cable news appearances, she has commended President Trump for […]

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California moves to jail people who refuse to use transgender pronouns

Let’s just list this as the next in an ongoing series of reasons why you should be glad that you don’t live in California. (And for those of you who actually do, I don’t have too much pity. You’ve had plenty of warning signals and you should have moved by now.) In the race to lead the nation in identity politics and political correctness taken to the umpteenth degree, California should be surging into the lead. A bill has actually been passed in the State Senate and is now under consideration in the Assembly which would impose criminal penalties – including jail time – if you are found to be addressing a transgender person using pronouns which don’t match the gender they imagine themselves to be. (Daily Caller)

A bill that passed the California state senate and is now moving through the Assembly could threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun.

The law is currently limited in its effects to nursing homes and intermediate-care facilities, but if passed, those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath and Safety code. The state senate passed the bill 26-12 at the end of May. Since then, the Assembly Judiciary committee recommended the bill unanimously and the General Assembly held its first hearing on the legislation Wednesday.

For the moment, this would only apply in nursing homes. (These are locations which are not traditionally known for an overwhelming number of transgender residents.) But legal analysts are already speculating that the prohibition would spread well beyond those confines and do so quickly.

This is one of those cases where I do honestly hope that they can manage to pass this into law. And then we’ll need a volunteer to go violate it and take this question to court. Can the government actually regulate people’s speech based on whether or not it’s polite enough? If William Johnson prefers to be called “Mr. Johnson” and lets you know it, the polite thing to do would be to refer to him as such. If you continue calling him “Bill” he can be annoyed with you or simply walk away and refuse to talk to such a rude individual. But he can’t have you arrested. But just because a basically fictitious (medically and scientifically), politically favored subset of people are involved, we’re going to make an exception and lock up the offenders?

If this law can actually be passed and survive a challenge, we’ve really thrown in the towel on the Constitution. And I’ll be joining in with one of the people I follow on Twitter with this opinion as well.

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