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Sex offender who illegally crossed border from Canada arrested for burglary, rape

Repeat, violent sex offender Stanley

Repeat, violent sex offender Stanley

MyNorthwest.com: A Level III registered sex offender who illegally crossed the border from Canada two years ago has been arrested for investigation of burglary and rape.

Michael Stanley, 49, went in through the window and confronted a 69-year-old woman in her Skyway home located in the 8400 block of S 115 St Friday morning, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Police said no weapons were used, but the woman sustained minor injuries.

The sheriff’s office said Stanley, who is homeless, has been in compliance with Level III requirements since registering as a sex offender in Nov. 2013. He’s required to check in weekly and must provide an accurate account of where he stays every night.

He’ll make a first court appearance at the Regional Justice Center on Monday.

Stanley, a U.S. citizen, cut off his monitoring ankle bracelet in Canada and crossed unchallenged in to the U.S. in 2013. A warrant was issued, but Canada chose not to extradite Stanley.

In Oct. 2013, the CBC reported Stanley has a history of taking children from playgrounds, and was sentenced for luring two mentally-impaired boys to an apartment in 2006, and in the 1980s he spent time in prison for sexually assaulting an 82-year-old wheelchair bound woman.

From October 2013:

“A violent, high-risk sex offender that escaped from Canada has registered as a sex offender in King County. But other than keeping an eye on him, police say there’s not much else they can do.

“It’s unfortunate that he ended up here, but we will do everything we can in our power to ensure that he stays in line with his registration,” Renee Witt, with the Seattle Police Department, tells KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson.

Stanley fled Canada after cutting off his electronic-monitoring bracelet. U.S. officials allowed him to cross the border after determining he was an American citizen and not the subject of an extraditable arrest warrant. He then made his way to Seattle.

“We’re doing everything to ensure that he is closely monitored and to make sure that he doesn’t reoffend here in our city,” says Witt. “Of course, if anyone should see him out doing anything that may fall outside of those guidelines, they’re asked to call 911.”

Yeah, how did that “closely monitoring” situation work for the 69-year-old victim?

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Why Can’t Aka Obama Supporters Admit They’re Wrong?

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The evidence is clear. The verdict is in. The administration run by the man who calls himself Obama is a complete, unmitigated disaster.

Unemployment, and by that I mean real unemployment, not the cooked numbers, is at its highest level since the Great Depression, while race relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades. Encouraged by a blind eye from the Justice Department, black racism has exploded via voter intimidation, violent flash mobs, and the knockout game.

The economy is in tatters, with record numbers of Americans on food stamps and government assistance; entire cities have gone bankrupt, with others imminent; and, around the world, our country is no longer admired, but looked upon as weak, cowardly, and morally degenerate.

Food and housing costs, illegal immigration, unfunded pension liabilities, and government surveillance have all gone up; job growth, start-up businesses, police morale, and trust in government have all gone down.

The aka Obama presidency is a failure. A failure on every level. Failure on a grand scale. And yet, his supporters stand steadfast in their devotion. Despite all the evidence, despite all the indisputable facts, supporters of the aka Obama presidency remain unwilling and unable to admit they were wrong. Why is that?

Do you know anyone who voted for aka Obama? I know plenty of people who did. Some have since come around and repented. Others remain unwavering in their support. Among this latter group, there are two common characteristics they all possess: guilt and an extreme sense of selfishness.

Call it narcissism, if you will, but I find it interesting that these qualities are found in equal numbers across the entire social and economic spectrum of aka Obama supporters.

Aka Obama’s wealthiest and most influential supporters come from the entertainment community, and these are the most hypocritical people I’ve ever met.

Los Angeles has one of the largest concentrations of homeless people in the country. Drive down 6th Street, headed towards downtown Los Angeles, and you’ll see thousands of men, women, and children living on the sidewalk in cardboard boxes. And yet, aside from an occasional appearance by Martin Sheen in a soup kitchen, not a single person in the entire entertainment community has ever lifted a finger to help them. Why? Because they don’t care.

East Los Angeles and South Central Los Angeles are filled with poverty, crime and gangs. The Hollywood community could choose to uplift these neighborhoods by building studios and production offices and offering jobs to the locals. Have they done it? Hell, no. They avoid these areas like the plague.

Hollywood activists can give all the Oscar speeches they want, but the bottom line is they don’t give a you-know-what about trying to make this country a better place. They don’t. What they do care about is being seen as do-gooders and saviors of the world, or haven’t you noticed that all their left-leaning political films and all their fund-raising events always star themselves in leading roles? They need to be worshipped in order to hide from their own guilt.

Remember that movie Pay It Forward? In the book, the lead guy is a black man. In the movie, Kevin Spacey took the part without batting an eye. And Hollywood actors care about civil rights? Remember the Oscar-winning film Argo? It’s based on the real life story of Mexican-American CIA operative Tony Mendez. The film’s director, Ben Affleck, changed the part to a white man. He didn’t bat an eye either, in fact, he played the part himself.

Hollywood racism and selfishness cuts both ways. Samuel Jackson told Ebony magazine that the only reason he voted for aka Obama was because he was black. Spike Lee never misses a chance to get in his racist snipes. Oprah says old white people “just have to die.”

Look at Hollywood’s biggest activists: Jane Fonda, Sean Penn, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow. If their parents had not gotten them their start in the business and helped build their careers, they’d all be selling shoes at the local mall. They know it. We know it. And they know that we know it. They run from their own guilt by projecting it onto others. They care only about themselves. They reek of selfishness.

Aka Obama’s wealthiest supporters will never admit they were wrong, because their guilt and their massive, self-serving egos simply will not allow it.

Sliding down the economic scale, aka Obama’s next group of diehard supporters consists of millions of union members. They also possess an extreme sense of selfishness and are riddled with guilt. They know their salary demands are crippling and bankrupting the country, they know they don’t deserve the massive pensions and early retirement plans they’ve conned the government into giving them, but they don’t care. It’s all about them. Like their Hollywood counterparts, they project their guilt onto hard-working Americans by demanding more and more. They wouldn’t dare to admit they were wrong in voting a Marxist into the White House.

At the far end of the economic scale are the government entitlement moochers. They, too, know that they’re scamming the system. They, too, project their guilt onto others by demanding more and more free stuff. They, too, go through life with an extreme sense of selfishness. They’ve been so conditioned by mass media that most of them are unable to even think clearly anymore. They react like Pavlov dogs to whatever stimuli is thrown their way. Together with aka Obama’s union supporters, they epitomize the term “useful idiot.”

For anyone in any of these three groups to admit that they were wrong in their support of aka Obama would require them to take responsibility for their own guilty actions, to face up to their own selfish natures, and that’s too much for any of them to handle. So they continue to deny reality. Like alcoholics who refuse to admit they have a problem, they continue to live in a fantasy world in which everyone else is the problem.
They’re children who refuse to grow up. They’re addicts high on delusion and fantasy. They’re hurtling towards their won self-created destruction and taking the rest of America with them.

California department confronts $86 million IT bill for ‘nothing’

 

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Sacrament Bee: Another California state government technology project is in trouble, and this one needs $17.5 million right away or the state could be on the hook for five times that much and have nothing to show for it.

Lawmakers said this week that they want to hold hearings about the future of the BreEZe project over the next few months before they’ll authorize the money. On Friday the Department of Consumer Affairs, which is implementing the system, said the delay would trigger contractual obligations to vendor Accenture PLC totaling up to $86 million.

Those costs, in turn, could raise fees collected by Consumer Affairs, department spokesman Russ Hiemerich said. “We are still evaluating the potential ramifications,” he said.

Consumer Affairs runs 40 state entities – boards, bureaus and commissions – that do everything from licensing doctors to regulating guide-dog schools. The department annually processes about 350,000 first-time license applications and 1.2 million renewals.

Ten entities launched BreEZe in 2013 to replace their decades-old paper-based systems with a unifying online program that would streamline work and make applications and renewals more convenient for licensees.

It hasn’t worked out that way, however. A state audit this month found that the new system is less efficient, poorly planned and difficult to implement. The department has spent more than $37 million on BreEZe so far. In 2009, the department figured the whole project would cost $28 million.

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Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, mentioned BreEZe on Friday when she announced a bill that would require state departments to ask outside contract bidders whether they worked on other state projects that busted their budgets. Accenture is a case in point: The New York-based firm installed a glitch-prone computer system for CalPERS that cost double its original $279 million budget and launched two years late.

Consumer Affairs wants to part ways with Accenture at the end of the year and worked out a $17.5 million agreement to pay the company through December. Then the department would take the audit’s advice and reassess the project.

But when the Brown administration asked lawmakers to appropriate the money, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, tapped the brakes. The department, he wrote in a letter to Finance Director Michael Cohen, “has failed to provide adequate information necessary to inform the Legislature’s review and decision-making.” Several committees have hearing dates scheduled over the next few months that will provide “an opportunity to inform the decision-making process,” Leno said.

The delay, however, would invalidate Consumer Affairs’ agreement to cut ties to Accenture this year and allow the firm to bill roughly $2 million per month for 43 months, even if it no longer works on BreEZe.

“That in turn means the boards and bureaus may have to pay up to $86 million while getting nothing in return,” ”

Standard Operating Procedure for government agencies.

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Public university omits race from crime alerts to protect minority students’ feelings

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Campus Reform: The University of Minnesota has discontinued using race in campus crime alerts sent to the Twin Cities community.

In an email sent to faculty, staff, and students at the U of M, President Eric W. Kaler and Vice President Pamela Wheelock said they had been made aware of the “negative impact of using race as part of the suspect descriptions” and will cease to use racial descriptions in alerts that are “too general.”

“We have heard from many in our community that the use of race in suspect descriptions in our Crime Alerts may unintentionally reinforce racist stereotypes of Black men, and other people of color, as criminals and threats,’ Kaler said in the email obtained by Campus Reform. “That in turn can create an oppressive climate for some members of our community, a climate of suspicion and hostility.”

According to the email, Kaler and Wheelock have been discussing the removal of racial descriptions from the crime alerts for more than a year—since Dec., 2013.

“As a student here, I feel that any details that can be shared with me about the suspect are important to know for my safety,” Matthew Ricker, a freshman at U of M told Campus Reform. “If the university is withholding information that can help me identify a threat to my safety, I cannot support their actions.”

In her statement, Wheelock said that while crime alerts are supposed to help people be safe, they can also impact people’s feeling of safety.

“For some, knowing they have all the information available about a crime, including the complete suspect description, makes them feel better informed and increases how safe they feel,” Wheelock said. “But others—particularly Black men—have shared that suspect descriptions negatively impact their sense of safety. They express concern that Crime Alerts that include race reinforce stereotypes of Black men as threats and create a hostile campus climate.

According to the email, racial descriptions will be included in the crime alerts only when the university thinks there is “sufficient detail that would help identify a specific individual or group.”

The email also claimed that U of M’s campus has become safer in the past 18 months as the number of robberies has decreased, and U of M faculty, staff, and students are “more aware” of campus safety measures.

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Homeland Security chief says we should “give voice to the plight of Muslims” as Obama administration opens immigration floodgates to Muslims

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet-level department of the federal government which is charged with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States and its territories from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters.

Like his boss, King Merde in the White House, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson also adamantly refuses to call the Islamic State “Islamic” or a “state.”

Even a Democratic member of Congress, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), openly disagrees with the Obama administration’s ostrich-like denial. Beginning at the 2:54 mark in the video below, Gabbard says:

“Unless you accurately identify who your enemy is, then you can’t come up with an offensive strategy, a winning strategy, to defeat that enemy.”

Worse than his denial, at the recent 3-day White House summit on violent extremism that began with an opening prayer by an imam, Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble of the Minneapolis’ World Peace [sic] Organization, Johnson actually said (00:10 mark in the CSPAN video that you can view here):

We in the administration, in government, should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face.

How come Obama isn’t giving voice to the plight of “right-wing” Americans, especially sovereign citizens, but instead identifies those Americans as “extremist terrorists”? (See “Obama downplays blood-thirsty ISIS but targets right-wing Americans as extremist terrorists“)

Meanwhile, the Obama administration is opening the floodgates to foreign Muslims.

Paul Sperry reports for Investor’s Business Daily, Feb. 19, 2015, that between 2010 and 2013, the Obama administration imported almost 300,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations — more (legal) immigrants than the U.S. let in from Central America and Mexico combined over that period.

Many of the recent Muslim immigrants are from terrorist hot spots like Iraq, where the Islamic State operates. From 2010-2013, Obama ushered in 41,094 Iraqi nationals from there.

Now the State Department says it will quadruple the number of refugees brought here from Syria, where ISIS is headquartered. The U.S. will admit as many as 2,000 Syrian nationals by the end of fiscal year 2015, up from 525 since fiscal 2011.

This is a sea change in immigration flows, and it threatens national security. But the threat Muslim immigrants pose to homeland security was not addressed during the White House summit on terrorism. Instead, VPOS Joe Biden assured Muslim groups gathered during one session of the summit that the “wave” of Muslim immigration is “not going to stop.”

H/t Clash Daily

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King County Metro hiring a bathroom break coordinator

 

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MyNorthwest.com: King County Metro Transit has announced it’s hiring a “comfort station coordinator,” after it was learned that drivers were wetting themselves on the job.

KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson wonders just why this position is needed. “If the drivers know the route, you’d think they would be able to figure out where they can go,” Monson said.

The job will pay up to $97,000. The coordinator will help make accommodations for drivers and let them know where they can relieve themselves while on the clock.

Monson extended an invitation to Metro spokesman Jeff Switzer to come on the show to explain. Switzer responded:

“Thanks for the invitation, [King County Metro Transit General Manager Kevin Desmond] spoke with Dori in November on this topic and we always appreciate discussing transit issues. Dori has made it clear he has no sympathy regarding bathroom access, suggesting [bus drivers] be fired if they have a bathroom related incident, we’ll decline the invitation to speak on air.”

Monson does not deny that he made such a suggestion. “Yes, I recall this very clearly,” Monson said. “I do believe it’s accurate that I said if drivers sit in their own filth, exposing other passengers to the stench of their urine-soaked seats, that yeah, maybe that person shouldn’t be a driver for Metro Transit,” he continued.

Monson did more than stand by his statement.  “I’m doubling down on it,” he announced.

Monson said taxpayers should not be spending nearly $100,000 a year so Metro has a bathroom “czar.” Drivers should be able to figure it out themselves. “But of course, maybe that’s just me,” he said.

Here’s the job:

Salary: $80,641.60 – $97,468.80 Annually
Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

Summary: The Comfort Station Coordinator is the point person for all aspects of King County Metro’s Comfort Station (Operator Restrooms) Program. This position will handle many tasks independently, performing both routine and complex tasks. Routine work is performed with minimal direction and guidance, while more complex tasks and projects will be performed under the supervision of the Superintendent of Service Quality. The Comfort Station Coordinator will be responsible for managing program budgets, communications, responses, action plans, and coordination with stakeholders.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:

  • Three years of experience with project or program management including coordination of multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary project teams.

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Big government: Kids who want to shovel snow need to get a permit – or watch out!

Schnepf (l) and Moilinari (r)/NY Times Photo

Schnepf (l) and Moilinari (r)/NY Times Photo

NY Times: One evening last month, the night before a blizzard that threatened the Northeast with a lot of bluster, two young men in central New Jersey decided to take action. Armed with about 100 fliers, Matt Molinari and Eric Schnepf, both 18 and seniors at Bridgewater-Raritan High School, went door to door in Bridgewater and then headed to Bound Brook, a neighboring town of about 10,000, to offer snow-shoveling services for a reasonable price the following day.

The ensuing combination of neighborhood vigilance, community policing, social media, local and national news coverage, libertarian ideology and the New Jersey Legislature swirled into an unexpected narrative about small-town living, or media fishbowls, or perhaps snowstorms.

After handing out about 40 fliers with their names and cellphone numbers, around 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 27, the two teenagers were stopped by police officers responding to a call that some suspicious characters were traipsing through yards, going door to door. Mr. Molinari and Mr. Schnepf met the description and were told that soliciting without a permit was “technically illegal” according to a town ordinance, Mr. Molinari said. They were also violating the town’s travel ban, which had gone into effect at 5 p.m. The teenagers were not charged, or given a written citation.

“We weren’t trying to break the law, and we only knew about the state travel ban at 11 p.m.,” Mr. Molinari said.

Solicitation permits in the town can cost up to $200, and are valid for a year. Nonprofit groups are exempt from the fee but still have to apply for a permit before going door to door. The ordinance does not apply to political campaigns, volunteer firefighters or real estate and insurance salesmen who have state licenses.

The officers told the snow shovelers to go home because the roads were not safe and said the teenagers could come back the next day if their services had been requested. The snowfall did not live up to its billing, and so they got only two requests for shoveling, and made about $50 each.

Mike Bal, a town resident whose home the boys visited, saw the police stop the shovelers. After hearing the boys’ account of the police encounter, he took to the “Bound Brook NJ Events” Facebook page, a town-affiliated forum, to express his outrage.

“Are you kidding me? Our generation does nothing but complain about his generation being lazy and not working for their money,” Mr. Bal wrote on the page. “Here’s a couple kids who take the time to print up flyers, walk door to door in the snow and then shovel snow for some spending money. And someone calls the cops and they’re told to stop?”

Josh Schroeder, who runs the Facebook page, posted the boys’ flier, because he “wanted to help them make money.” Both posts “went viral,” he said.

News media vans descended on the town; Glenn Beck talked about it, calling the situation a confrontation between young American entrepreneurship and the limits of an overly bureaucratic government.

Since the two shovelers had put their cellphone numbers on the flier, which had been published in USA Today along with an article (the flier has since been removed), Mr. Molinari and Mr. Schnepf kept their phones off for a while, they said, because they were getting hundreds of texts and calls from people who wanted to express their support or hire them for snow removal.

“It was meant to be a good deed,” Mr. Schroeder said of posting the flier on Facebook.

He said other news media outlets had skewed the story: “They twisted this into an antipolice thing,” he said. “It wasn’t the police’s fault — they were just doing their job.”

Michael Jannone, chief of the Bound Brook Police Department, said the verbal attacks on his department from outraged people across the country had been “vicious.” “We’ve been called everything from fascists to Nazis to Gestapo,” Chief Jannone said. “Our officers were never going to give them a ticket for that,” he added. “I can’t even count the number of times I’ve paid $5 for a cup of lemonade from a lemonade stand — I didn’t tell those kids to get a permit either.”

Chief Jannone said the danger from the storm was real: About three minutes after the officers had left the shovelers, their patrol car slid in the snow into a telephone pole, causing $11,000 worth of damage.

He also worried about the situation’s effect on community policing: “There are already disheartening relations between communities and police around the country, and then you have something like this. It doesn’t help.”

State Assemblyman Michael Doherty, a Republican whose district includes Bound Brook and Bridgewater, said he thought the law “sends young people the wrong message” when it came to hard work and entrepreneurship. “People have been shoveling snow for their neighbors for decades, if not a few hundred years,” he said in a telephone interview. “A law like this just shows how overbearing government can be.”

So Mr. Doherty brought a bill before the Assembly this month, which stipulates that ordinances related to soliciting would not apply to snow-shoveling services offered within 24 hours of a predicted snowstorm. In a statement about the bill, Mr. Doherty said, “We shouldn’t let government criminalize harmless childhood activities that were once rites of passage for tens of millions of American kids.”

Mr. Doherty is a frequent critic of Gov. Chris Christie, a fellow Republican, on policy issues — “I’m probably his No. 1 critic that speaks publicly,” Mr. Doherty said — but he said he thought Mr. Christie would support something like this. Mr. Christie’s office did not respond to requests for comment.

On Tuesday, the teenagers had another snow day and got back in business, shoveling about four inches of snow from two houses. One of the houses where they had cleared snow, a two-story, light-blue home, belonged to Daphne Ruben, a special-education teacher at their high school. By the late afternoon, the driveway and sidewalks in front of the house were clear.

Ms. Ruben said she had heard about the teenagers’ encounter with the law from another teacher. And on this morning, she said, she phoned Mr. Molinari at 8:30 to ask if she could hire the duo. Her husband had recently had surgery, and she could not shovel the snow herself. She said she paid the two, who used shovels and snow blowers, with a check for $50, and gave them hot chocolate and chocolate-chip cookies before they left for baseball practice.

The police were not involved.

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