“It’s getting boring. There’s More to Life Than This.”

April 20, 2019

Heard enough of the Mueller Report and Trump’s lying???!!  Should this shyster perjurer get re selected in 2020, the Amerikan public will only need to look at the mirror and stop complaining. Enjoy the lyrics and relax.

Bjork II 2.20.2019

As an alternative, here is the fantastic Icelandic native Bjork song from her 1994 debut album, appropriately titled, “Debut.”

 

 

 

 

 

SF police ripped by Supervisors. Scandalous. Leaked Adachi report

San Francisco Police Department officials are being justifiably ripped for the unconscionable leak of an SFPD report shortly after Jeff Adachi’s (shown above) sudden and untimely death on February 22, 2019. This police misconduct needs to be punished.

Excerpted from San Francisco Chronicle 4.19.2019
“Information our office obtained suggests very strongly that the SFPD report in Jeff’s case was sold to the media,” said Matt Gonzalez, chief attorney in the public defender’s office. “If true, it represents a significant lapse in ethics and it betrays the public trust. That this happened in a matter involving an elected official who sometimes battled the police only further troubles us.”matt-gonzalez-and-mano-raju-mission-local-3.11.2019.jpg

Photo above: Matt Gonzalez with new Public Defender Manohar Raju 3.11.2019

San Francisco supervisors castigated the city’s Police Department Thursday over a pair of recent stumbles in which sensitive private information — including an incident report related to the death of former Public Defender Jeff Adachi, a vocal police critic — was improperly released to the public.

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer first called for the hearing following the improper release of a confidential police report documenting Adachi’s death that was obtained by multiple news outlets, including The Chronicle, in the days after he was pronounced dead. Adachi’s widow, Mutsuko Adachi, attended the hearing and called the police department’s actions “despicable.”

Remarks from  deputy public defender Matt Gonzalez at the Government Audit and Oversight Committee meeting also suggested that a copy of the leaked report had been shopped to media outlets for $2,500. Investigations into the improper release of the report are ongoing.

Police Commander Greg McEachern said the Adachi family deserved an apology, “and I’m offering that today.” Adachi died Feb. 22.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-police-get-an-earful-about-leaked-Adachi-from-13779379.php?psid=6nO7#photo-16973715

Horse takes daily stroll through Frankfurt — without owner

How nice to be in a place where there is some tranquility.

Every Picture Tells a Story – Ongoing Series

Deutsche Welle 4.18.2019

Every morning in Frankfurt’s Fechenheim district, an Arabian mare named Jenny takes a leisurely stroll through the streets by herself. But she has to wear a card that reads: “I’m called Jenny, not a runaway, just taking a walk. Thanks.”

For more than a decade, police have had to tell worried pedestrians calling in that Jenny is known throughout the neighborhood and that she does not present a danger, local media reported this week.

“The police know. When someone calls in, the police ask me: ‘Werner, do you know where Jenny is?’ Yes, I say. ‘Ok, then everything is in order,'” Jenny’s owner, Werner Weischedel, told “Maintower,” a news show.

“We’ve never had to do anything before,” police spokeswoman Isabell Neumann told German news agency dpa.

Frankfurt Horse II 4.17.2019

https://www.dw.com/en/horse-takes-daily-stroll-through-frankfurt-without-owner/a-47833431

Democrats subpoena Trump lender Deutsche Bank. Demand a response.

Trump is in hock to this major German bank.  Will he be able to intimidate Deutsche Bank into ignoring the subpoena?  Stay tuned. 

Excerpted from Deutsche Welle 4.15.2019

Deutsche Bank and several other banking institutions were subpoenaed on Monday by two US House of Representatives committees investigating President Donald Trump’s finances.

The House’s Intelligence and Financial Services committees issued subpoenas to the German lender — as well as JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup — seeking information about Trump’s business dealings and possible Russian money laundering.

“The potential use of the US financial system for illicit purposes is a very serious concern. The Financial Services Committee is exploring these matters, including as they may involve the president and his associates, as thoroughly as possible,” Financial Services Committee chair Maxine Waters (picture above) said in a statement.

Deutsche Bank 4.17.2019

https://www.dw.com/en/democrats-subpoena-deutsche-bank-over-trumps-finances/a-4834366

Woman Arrested at Mar-a-Lago. Had Cache of Electronics. Deemed flight risk

The Wall Street Journal and its scandal sheet style reporting.  A story better suited for The New York Post.  Reads like a made for TV docudrama.  It’s all here.  Espionage, Prostitution and China.  Wow!!!

Wall Street Journal  – 4.15.2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—A federal judge ordered that a Chinese woman arrested for entering President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort without authorization be held in jail while she awaits trial.

Yujing Zhang, 33 years old, had a cache of electronics when she was detained, including a device that can detect hidden cameras, four cellphones and nine USB drives, according to prosecutors.

A federal grand jury indicted her on Friday for making false statements, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds, which is punishable by up to a year in prison.

U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman denied Ms. Zhang bond at a detention hearing Monday, saying that there was a serious risk she would flee ahead of trial or not show up for it, as prosecutors argued. He said he found it suspicious that Ms. Zhang had so much electronic equipment and cash, and found inconsistencies in her statements to authorities troubling.

“It does appear to the court that Ms. Zhang was up to something nefarious,” Judge Matthewman said.

Ms. Zhang also was arraigned at Monday’s hearing, and her attorneys entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.

The case has focused scrutiny on potential security vulnerabilities at Mar-a-Lago and efforts by foreign and domestic parties to bypass regular protocols in seeking access to Mr. Trump and his advisers.

When Ms. Zhang arrived at Mar-a-Lago on March 30, she first told a U.S. Secret Service agent that she was there to visit the pool. She was allowed to enter, likely as a result of confusion over whether she was a relative of a club member with the same last name, according to a criminal complaint.

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At a second checkpoint, Ms. Zhang told a receptionist she was there to attend a “United Nations Friendship Event,” which didn’t exist, according to the indictment. “As the defendant then and there well knew, no such event was scheduled at Mar-a-Lago and its grounds,” the indictment said.

Kristy Militello, an assistant federal public defender representing Ms. Zhang, said her client went to Mar-a-Lago to attend what she believed was a networking event. The attorney submitted evidence that Ms. Zhang paid the equivalent of about $20,000 to one of the event’s promoters, Chinese businessman Charles Lee.

Mr. Lee has ties to Cindy Yang, the former owner of a day spa where police say they recently videotaped male customers paying for sexual services; among those charged in late February with soliciting prostitution was New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Ms. Militello argued that Ms. Zhang followed proper procedures when she arrived at Mar-a-Lago, presenting herself at the main entrance and showing two Chinese passports. The attorney argued that Ms. Zhang wasn’t facing charges of espionage and that she had “every incentive to appear for court” to clear her name. She asked the judge to allow Ms. Zhang to be released on a $250,000 bond.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rolando Garcia argued that Ms. Zhang presented a serious risk of flight and urged the judge to keep her in detention. He said a preliminary analysis of text messages on Ms. Zhang’s cellphones showed that she was notified on March 26, four days before the event she was scheduled to attend, that it had been canceled.

Mr. Garcia also provided an update on an analysis of a thumb drive Ms. Zhang had that prosecutors initially said contained malware. Upon further examination, he said, that finding could be a “false positive,” though additional analysis is needed.

Judge Matthewman said he found numerous aspects of Ms. Zhang’s case concerning, including that she came in close proximity to computers at Mar-a-Lago while carrying several electronic devices. The judge also cited the evidence that Ms. Zhang apparently knew the Mar-a-Lago event was canceled before she traveled to the U.S. from China.

“The weight of the evidence against Ms. Zhang is quite strong,” Judge Matthewman said

Paris Historic 12th Century Notre Dame Cathedral in Flames

Breaking News 4.15.2019

BBC – 4.15.2019 10:45AM San Francisco Time

A fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear, but officials say that it could be linked to renovation work.

Images on social media show plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the 850-year-old Gothic building.

Last year, the Catholic Church in France launched an urgent appeal for funds to save the cathedral, which was starting to crumble.

A major operation is under way to tackle the blaze, which broke out on Monday afternoon. An area surrounding the building in central Paris has been cleared, officials said.

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