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Mincinosul decadei: CSM: Florin Iordache a mintit public! – stirea zilei


CSM: Florin Iordache a mintit public!
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Distribuie Stirea Zilei
Consiliul Superior al Magistraturii a dezmințit, marți seară, că a propus ca la infracțiunile de abuz în serviciu și delapidare să existe un prag de 50.000 de euro. CSM a publicat reacția după ce Florin Iordache, cel care conduce comisia specială de modificare a Codurilor Penale, a făcut anunțul în numele său.

Comunicatul CSM:

„Consiliul Superior al Magistraturii nu a propus instituirea unui prag valoric în cazul vreunei infracţiuni, cu atât mai puţin în cazul infracţiunii de abuz în serviciu săvârşită de funcţionarii publici sau în cazul infracţiunilor de corupţie.

Consiliul a înaintat Comisiei speciale comune a Camerei Deputaților și Senatului pentru sistematizarea, unificarea și asigurarea stabilității legislative în domeniul justiției, un punct de vedere asupra solicitării Ministerului Finanţelor Publice, de modificare a Legii nr.241/2005 privind evaziunea fiscală.

În acest cadru s-a urmărit orientarea spre recuperarea prejudiciului şi nu preeminenţa măsurilor punitive.

În contextul mai larg al dezbaterilor asupra modificărilor Codului penal, Consiliul a propus o abordare integrată a infracţiunilor economice, printr-o nouă variantă de incriminare a articolului 308 din Codul penal, care reglementează exclusiv infracţiuni săvârşite în mediul privat.

Subliniem, aşadar, că varianta de nepedepsire sau de atenuare a pedepsei, propusă de Consiliu, vizează anumite fapte săvârşite exclusiv de angajaţii din mediul privat, iar nu de către funcţionarii publici.”

Kirstjen Nielsen: Cartels make $500 million a year from smuggling illegals into U.S. – Washington Times (it is deplorable, snd it has to stop)


The $500 million figure split among the

The $500 million figure split among the “coyotes,” or guides, who shepherd the migrants through Central America and Mexico to the border;

The stash house operators and smugglers who transport them to their final destinations in the U.S.; and the major cartels that oversee all sides of the operation. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
The $500 million figure split among the “coyotes,” or guides, who shepherd the migrants through Central America and Mexico to the border; the stash house operators and smugglers who transport them to their final destinations in the U.S.; and the … more >
Cartels make $500 million a year from smuggling illegal immigrants across U.S. border
Kirstjen Nielsen: Lax laws, booming economy not Central American violence to blame for migrant surge

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Smuggling cartels are making at least $500 million a year bringing migrants into the U.S., Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told Congress on Tuesday, outlining the scope of the problem for lawmakers as illegal border crossings continue to surge.

Ms. Nielsen took a firm stand on the causes of the surge, saying economies in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are growing and homicide rates are falling, suggesting the push factors back home should be easing. Instead, she said, the booming U.S. economy and lax American laws are enticing the flow northward.

That contradicts the narrative offered by immigrant rights activists, who have said violence in Central America has spawned the wave of illegal immigrants over the past few months, erasing gains made during President Trump’s early weeks in office and sending the rates of illegal immigration back up to the levels seen under President Obama.

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“We do face a crisis,” the secretary told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in a hearing called to review her department’s budget and policies.

The $500 million figure paid by illegal immigrants to smuggling cartels appeared to be the first time a federal official has put a dollar amount on that particular activity.

Homeland Security declined to provide the numbers behind the calculation, but the department last year said migrants were paying an average of $8,000 to be smuggled into the U.S. — up significantly from a few years ago. Mexicans generally pay lower rated, and those from Asian countries often pay $25,000 or more for the trip.

SEE ALSO: Trump’s tweets could sink efforts to end DACA, appeals court says

Court documents show Central Americans pay a rate close to the $8,000 average Homeland Security cited last year.

The money is split among the “coyotes,” or guides, who shepherd the migrants through Central America and Mexico to the border; the stash house operators and smugglers who transport them to their final destinations in the U.S.; and the major cartels that oversee all sides of the operation.

“To be clear — human smuggling operations are lining the pockets of transnational criminals. They are not humanitarian endeavors,” Ms. Nielsen said. Smugglers prioritize profit over people. And when aliens pay them to get here, they are contributing $500 million a year — or more — to groups that are fueling greater violence and instability in America and the region.”

That income is still substantially less than the amount of money the cartels make smuggling drugs, which totals billions of dollars a year, according to various government estimates.

Ms. Nielsen said migrants should forgo the illegal route and come to the U.S. legally, or not at all. For those fleeing horrid conditions at home in Central America and hoping to make asylum claims, she said, they should apply in the first safe country they reach — usually Mexico — rather than subject themselves to the dangers of the journey.

“This is not and should not be a partisan political issue. The past four presidents have pleaded with Congress to act on this security challenge,” she said. “But this administration is tired of waiting.”

Ms. Nielsen has announced a zero-tolerance policy at the border, saying every person attempting to illegally enter the U.S. or to make a bogus asylum claim will be referred to the Justice Department for prosecution.

That plan, still in its infancy, is experiencing some hiccups. Agents told The Washington Times that prosecutors are declining to take some cases, saying they lack the capacity to handle the increased workload.

Democrats, meanwhile, have called the plan cruel. They say it will mean mothers who cross with their children will be prosecuted and separated from their children.

“They come here because their lives are not just difficult; in many cases their lives are horrendous,” said Sen. Thomas R. Carper, Delaware Democrat.

His fellow Democrats peppered Ms. Nielsen with questions about how families are being treated, whether Border Patrol agents are trained to minimize child trauma from the separation and the conditions those in custody are subjected to.

Sen. Kamala D. Harris, California Democrat, and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Washington Democrat, introduced legislation Tuesday that would prevent Homeland Security from opening or expanding any more detention facilities and would impose more oversight on existing facilities.

She said people in detention face sexual abuse, pregnant women are denied care, and migrants can’t get in touch with lawyers. Some migrants have died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“ICE’s indiscriminate approach to immigration enforcement continues to sow fear and anxiety in communities across the nation, and strict oversight is long-overdue,” Ms. Harris said.

Ms. Nielsen’s department is also battling charges of selective prosecution stemming from its handling of the migrant caravan that brought hundreds of people from Central America to the U.S. doorstep last month.

In court filings this week, the Border Patrol said it targeted caravan migrants who jumped the border for prosecution, hoping to send a signal to the other caravan members to attempt to enter through an official port of entry.

The Border Patrol said it arrested 24 people in the San Diego region who appeared to have some ties to the caravan and filed charges against 11 of them. The others were either mothers with children, juveniles or, in one case, a woman who said she was 8½ months pregnant.

Defense attorneys for some of the caravan migrants have argued that the administration went after them because they were from Central America. The lawyers pointed to others, including three people from India, who were caught alongside the Central Americans but who weren’t charged.

The Border Patrol said that mischaracterized the operations because the people from India were never part of the caravan.

“At no point did Border Patrol target citizens of Central American countries for prosecution because of their nationality. To the contrary, Border Patrol sought prosecution of caravan participants with the objective of deterring other caravan participants from illegally entering the United States, while also taking into consideration humanitarian concerns,” Ryan Yamasaki, assistant chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol in San Diego, said in a declaration to the court.

All told, the Border Patrol nabbed 232 people in the San Diego region who weren’t part of the caravan and who didn’t face prosecution from April 27 to April 29, Mr. Yamasaki said in his declaration to the court.

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La petite gourmande ( une aquarelle)

La petite gourmande ( une aquarelle)

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Primul ghiocel (a watercolor sketch )

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Ou sont les temps d’antan?

Ou sont les temps d'antan?

Ou sont les temps d’antan?

Pauley Perrette: CBS response only muddles mystery of her departure


CBS’ vague response only muddles the mystery of why Pauley Perrette left ‘NCIS’
Bryan Alexander | USA TODAY

‘NCIS’ says goodbye to Pauley Perrette
“Come on, we’re losing her!”
CBS has responded to allegations made by NCIS star Pauley Perrette, who suggested on Twitter Monday that the “truth” behind her departure from the CBS show after 15 years was due to “multiple physical assaults.”

In a vague statement released Tuesday night, CBS Television Studios said it had worked with Perrette to rectify an unspecified set “concern” she brought last year.

“Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we are all going to miss her,” the statement read. “Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”

There was no further elaboration from the studio on the incident or aftermath, which Perrette alluded to in a series of cryptic weekend tweets

“I refused to go low, that’s why I’ve never told publicly what happened,” she said of the impetus for her departure (announced early in the season), “That’s for me to know.”

I refused to go low, that’s why I’ve never told publicly what happened. But there are tabloid articles out there that are telling total lies about me. If you believe them? Please leave me alone. You clearly don’t know me. (Sorry guys, had to be said)

— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 13, 2018
But she second-guessed that policy in her tweets, writing, “Maybe I’m wrong for not ‘spilling the beans’ … But at what cost? I don’t know. Just know, I’m trying to do the right thing, but maybe silence isn’t the right thing about crime.”

Maybe I’m wrong for not “spilling the beans” Telling the story, THE TRUTH. I feel I have to protect my crew, jobs and so many people. But at what cost? I.don’t know. Just know, I’m trying to do the right thing, but maybe silence isn’t the right thing about crime. I’m… Just… ?

— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 13, 2018
She also alluded to “a very rich, very powerful publicity ‘machine'” keeping her silent with “no morals, no obligation to (the) truth.”

There is a “machine’ keeping me silent, and feeding FALSE stories about me. A very rich, very powerful publicity “machine”. No morals, no obligation to truth, and I’m just left here, reading the lies, trying to protect my crew. Trying to remain calm. He did it.

— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 13, 2018
“He did it,” she added, without explanation. “It’s horrifying. I left. Multiple Physical Assaults,” she wrote, telling readers, “Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety.”

I’ve been supporting ant-bullying programs forever. But now I KNOW because it was ME! If it’s school or work, that you’re required to go to? It’s horrifying. I left. Multiple Physical Assaults. I REALLY get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone.

— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 13, 2018
Perrette, 49, had played beloved forensic specialist Abby Sciuto since the popular crime procedural NCIS was spun off from JAG. She finished her run with the emotional May 8 episode, which featured Abby leaving the Naval Crime Investigative Service after the death of a colleague.

Her publicist, Steve Jaffe, confirmed the weekend tweets, but neither has elaborated any further. Nor has he responded to a request from USA TODAY for comment on Tuesday’s CBS statement.

For her part, Perrette did tweet a vague acknowledgment, thanking “my studio and network CBS. They have always been so good to me and always had my back.”

I want to thank my studio and network CBS They have always been so good to me and always had my back.

— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 16, 2018
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Also: Pauley Perrette says fans will need ‘a couple boxes of tissues’ for Abby’s ‘NCIS’ exit

Tumor Lysis Syndrome | Hematology | JAMA Oncology | JAMA Network


JAMA Oncology Patient Page
May 10, 2018
Tumor Lysis Syndrome
Arjun Gupta, MD; Joseph A. Moore, MD
Article Information
JAMA Oncol. Published online May 10, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.0613
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Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a condition that occurs when a large number of cancer cells die within a short period, releasing their contents in to the blood.

How Does TLS Affect the Body?
When cancer cells break down quickly in the body, levels of uric acid, potassium, and phosphorus rise faster than the kidneys can remove them. This causes TLS. Excess phosphorus can “sop up” calcium, leading to low levels of calcium in the blood. Changes in blood levels of uric acid, potassium, phosphorus, and calcium can affect the functioning of several organs, especially the kidneys, and also the heart, brain, muscles, and gastrointestinal tract.

Who Develops TLS?
Not all cancer patients are at equal risk of developing TLS. Patients with a large “tumor burden” of cancer cells and/or tumors that typically have rapidly dividing cells, such as acute leukemia or high-grade lymphoma, as well as tumors that are highly responsive to therapy, are at greatest risk of developing TLS. TLS can occur spontaneously (before cancer treatment) but is more common within a week of starting treatment. TLS is not limited to patients receiving traditional chemotherapy; it can also occur in patients receiving steroids, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy, or radiation therapy. Patients who are dehydrated and those with existing kidney dysfunction are at higher risk of developing TLS.

What Are the Symptoms of TLS, and How Is It Diagnosed?
Symptoms are generally nonspecific and can include:

Nausea with or without vomiting

Lack of appetite and fatigue

Dark urine, reduced urine output, or flank pain

Numbness, seizures, or hallucinations

Muscle cramps and spasms

Heart palpitations

Kidney failure and death can occur, especially if TLS is left untreated.

TLS is diagnosed based on blood tests, along with signs and symptoms. Its onset may be subtle, with only a few abnormal laboratory values, but it can also present with frank kidney and organ failure.

Can TLS Be Prevented?
Certain measures can reduce the chances of developing TLS. Your clinician will consider results of blood tests and characteristics of the cancer to determine your risk of developing TLS and which preventive measure(s) to use. Intravenous fluids can help the kidneys to flush out toxins in the urine. Medications such as allopurinol and rasburicase reduce uric acid levels in the blood and may be prescribed.

How Is TLS Treated?
Even with preventive measures, TLS can still develop. Patients at high risk of TLS undergo bloodwork and clinical monitoring before and during therapy to ensure early diagnosis if it develops. Treatment is similar to the preventive measures, including intravenous fluids, allopurinol, and especially rasburicase. Patients may require admission to the intensive care unit. Bloodwork is repeated frequently to assess electrolyte levels and kidney damage, and the heart rhythm and urine output are closely monitored. Careful correction of electrolyte imbalances is required. Some patients with severe kidney injury may require temporary hemodialysis.

For More Information
Canadian Cancer Society: Tumor Lysis Syndrome

Section Editor: Howard (Jack) West, MD.
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JW filed a FOIA lawsuit w/ the DOJ & the State Dept for any info on communications related to the Uranium One Deal as piece of JW’s effort to uncover what role the Obama Admin & Secretary of State Clinton

Check out @JudicialWatch’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/JudicialWatch/status/996397291404709890?s=09

JW filed a FOIA lawsuit w/ the DOJ & the State Dept for any info on communications related to the Uranium One Deal as piece of JW’s effort to uncover what role the Obama Admin & Secretary of State Clinton may have played in the potentially corrupt deal. https://t.co/00a2dADYUu

North Korea Revives an Old Tactic in Threat to Cancel Talks – The New York Times




North Korea Revives an Old Tactic in Threat to Cancel Talks

Kim Jong-un of North Korea, left, and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone last month.CreditPool photo

Kim Jong-un of North Korea, left, and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone last month. ( CreditPool photo

By Choe Sang-Hun and Jane Perle)

Kim Jong-un of North Korea, left, and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone last month.

May 16, 2018
SEOUL, South Korea — After presenting himself as a statesman, and changing his role from tyrant to moderate on the world stage, Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, has revealed his bottom line: He will not give up his nuclear weapons as President Trump has demanded.

In warning on Wednesday that Mr. Kim could withdraw from his planned June 12 summit meeting with Mr. Trump in Singapore, Pyongyang demanded that Washington remove military threats against North Korea, and it suspended talks with South Korea over its joint military exercises with the United States. The abrupt change from the North, which for months had been calling for dialogue, threatened to dash hopes for a breakthrough in the tensions that pushed the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war last year.

, said

Koh Yu-hwan, a professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul, said North Korea had begun to fear looking weak by making unilateral concessions, like its moratorium on missile tests and its decision to shut down its nuclear test site. He noted that the United States, rather than offering concessions of its own, has vowed only to keep up its maximum pressure on the North if it fails to quickly denuclearize.

“The last thing Kim Jong-un can afford is to look like he is surrendering his nuclear weapons,” Mr. Koh said.

If North Korea’s tough statements on Wednesday caught officials in Seoul and Washington off guard, they also reflected a well-established North Korean stance, with Mr. Kim saying his country wants to enter talks with the United States as an equal nuclear power.

Few analysts said North Korea would ultimately go so far as to cancel the Singapore meeting. Rather, the threat to withdraw was an attempt to raise the price that Washington would have to pay to get any significant concessions on the North’s nuclear program, analysts said.

Why Nuclear Deals With North Korea Don’t Stick
Several times over the years, negotiations between the United States and North Korea have appeared successful. Each time, the agreement fell apart.Published OnMarch 6, 2018CreditImage by Doug Mills/The New York Times
“The goal is to change the subject from what the U.S. wants to talk about — denuclearization — to Pyongyang’s preferred focus: U.S. military exercises, the U.S. ‘threat’ and by extension the U.S.-South Korea alliance,” said Evans J.R. Revere, who directed Korean policy at the State Department during the administration of President George W. Bush.

North Korea’s abrupt change in tone began Wednesday, when it indefinitely postponed high-level talks with South Korea, blaming the joint military drills known as Max Thunder with the United States that began last week.

Hours later, the North’s first vice foreign minister, Kim Kye-gwan, attacked Mr. Trump’s hawkish new national security adviser, John R. Bolton, for demanding that North Korea quickly dismantle its nuclear facilities and ship them out, as Libya did more than a decade ago, before the United States lifts sanctions and provides other benefits.

That demand clashes with the North’s stated strategy. When Mr. Kim met with President Xi Jinping of China twice in the past two months, he sought support for his country’s longstanding demand that Washington and its allies take “synchronized” steps to satisfy the North’s security needs in return for any “phased” moves toward denuclearization.

North Korea turned to China because, as the North’s biggest economic benefactor, it can provide the best economic and political cover as Mr. Kim confronts Mr. Trump over his demands.

When South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, met China’s premier, Li Keqiang, in Tokyo a week ago, the two urged Washington to address North Korea’s concerns about its long-term security.

John Bolton, the U.S. national security adviser, at the White House this month.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times
The two leaders agreed that “rather than asking North Korea to make unilateral concessions, the international community, including the United States, should actively participate in guaranteeing a bright future for the North, including security guarantees and assistance for economic development, if it denuclearizes completely,” Mr. Moon’s office said at the time.

But Mr. Trump has yet to clarify how he would reconcile the North Korean demand with his own push to quickly achieve a “permanent, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization” of North Korea. Instead, his top aides have sent out confusing signals.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who met with Mr. Kim twice in Pyongyang in recent weeks, said that if North Korea took bold action to denuclearize quickly, “the United States is prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our South Korean friends.”

“We will have to provide security assurances, to be sure,” Mr. Pompeo said. “This has been a trade-off that has been pending for 25 years.”

But Mr. Bolton was more blunt, calling for “getting rid of all the nuclear weapons, dismantling them, taking them to Oak Ridge, Tenn.,” where the Department of Energy operates a nuclear complex and Libya’s dismantled nuclear program ended up. He said that if the North Koreans “want to become a normal nation like South Korea, the quicker they denuclearize, the quicker that will come.”

Analysts say the Americans were sending mixed signals to the North.

“North Korea is upset how Trump is playing it — Pompeo playing the good cop and Bolton the bad cop,” said Kim Dong-yub, an analyst at the Seoul-based Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Seoul.

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jet in Gwangju, South Korea, on Wednesday.CreditReuters
North Korea’s fierce antagonism toward Mr. Bolton vividly illustrates its deep mistrust of the United States. When Mr. Bolton was under secretary of state in Mr. Bush’s administration, he called the North’s Kim dynasty “tyrannical.” North Korea returned the insult, calling him “human scum.”

Mr. Bolton’s attacks have been deeply insulting to the North Korean government, which portrays its leader as a godlike figure, analysts said. Although Mr. Kim keeps his hard-line military under tight control, appearing weak in a confrontation with Washington could be devastating to his image among his soldiers, who consider the United States their archenemy.

Mr. Kim’s government has told its people that his nuclear weapons will protect them from suffering the fate of Libya or Iraq, whose governments collapsed under pressure from “big powers,” in Pyongyang’s words. At the same time, Mr. Kim has promised his people they will not have to tighten their belts again. He seeks to get sanctions lifted so he can rebuild the economy, but he must avoid looking as though he is succumbing to Washington’s pressure or its economic incentives, analysts said.

Cheon Seong-whun, an analyst at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, said North Korea’s main goal in coming negotiations with the United States was to “weaken the influence of American forces in Korea.”

One aim is to try to stop the United States military from bringing nuclear-capable aircraft or vessels to Korea. That was why on Wednesday the North vehemently protested South Korean news reports that American B-52 long-range bombers and F-22 stealth fighter jets had participated in the current drills, Mr. Cheon said.

The United States military denied the participation of B-52s, saying that Washington and Seoul had decided not to include them in the exercises “some time ago,” said Col. Chad Carroll, a spokesman for American forces in South Korea. But the participation of F-22 stealth jets will not be affected by the North Korean protest, the South’s military said.

In China, analysts said that Mr. Kim’s about-face was a return to his normal behavior. The trajectory of the past several months was uncharacteristic, they said.

”Kim Jong-un has been soft like a dove, but he also has a side to him like an eagle,” said Wu Qiang, a writer on current affairs and former lecturer at Tsinghua University. “This change of mind is more normal.”

Choe Sang-Hun reported from Seoul, and Jane Perlez from Beijing. Motoko Rich contributed reporting from Tokyo.

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There cannot be peace where people are divided by hatred Absolution comes only from comming together…so as long as the allahists hate the western culture, commit act of murder thruoghout the world in the name of a false idol…there vannot be natural peace: peace is the resilt of natural love not of artificial hatred!