Daily Archives: May 21, 2018

Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Mongolia (photo by Max Muench) via: https://bit.ly/2HJbA18


Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Mongolia (photo by Max Muench)
via: https://bit.ly/2HJbA18

Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Mongolia (photo by Max Muench) via: https://bit.ly/2HJbA18

The wonderful Positano at night !


The wonderful Positano at night !

The wonderful Positano at night !

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Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy (photo by bskphoto) via: https://bit.ly/2HLAY6y


Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy (photo by bskphoto)
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Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy

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Trump Campaign’s FBI Spying: DOJ Calls for Probe | National Review


https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-campaign-fbi-spying-doj-calls-for-probe/

National Review

May. 21, 2018

POLITICS & POLICY
DOJ Calls for Probe into FBI Surveillance of Trump Campaign
By JACK CROWE
May 21, 2018 8:00 AM

The Department of Justice inspector general has been asked to examine whether the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign was politically motivated, the agency announced Sunday just hours after Trump demanded the probe on Twitter.

Trump spent much of Sunday bemoaning the state of the ongoing special counsel investigation before demanding in a Sunday afternoon tweet that “the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes — and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!”

The Department of Justice responded hours later, announcing the inspector general had been asked to expand an ongoing review of the applications to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page “to include determining whether there was any impropriety or political motivation in how the FBI conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election.”

The announcement, which also noted that a U.S. attorney would be consulted if wrongdoing were discovered, comes after a number of media outlets revealed that a retired American professor and longtime intelligence source offered his services to three Trump campaign advisers in an effort to assist special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

The Cambridge University professor met with George Papadopoulos — a former foreign policy adviser now under indictment — roughly two months before the election, the Daily Caller first reported in March. The academic, who has ties to the CIA and MI6, also contacted Carter Page and Sam Clovis during the 2016 campaign, the New York Times and the Washington Post reported last week.

Trump has seized on the reports as evidence that the FBI planted a spy in his campaign but that assertion has not been substantiated.

“Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president,” Trump tweeted on Friday. “It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a ‘hot’ Fake News story. If true — all time biggest political scandal!”

The new internal department of Justice investigation may further complicate the conclusion of Mueller’s investigation. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told the Washington Post Sunday that Mueller offered to wrap up the investigation by September 1 if Trump agreed to an interview.

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Meaningful verse: Watch “Willie Nelson – Heaven Is Closed” on YouTube


Heaven is closed and hell’s overcrowded
So I think I’ll just stay where I am
So many people, well it sure is lonely
Who even gives a damn?
I hear someone callin’, “Come in from the craziness”
But there ain’t nobody around
Heaven is closed and hell’s overcrowded
So I think I think I’ll just stay where I am
Heaven left for California on a midnight plane
Hell stayed behind so I wouldn’t be lonely
For reasons that’s hard to explain
Could it be hell is heaven and that heaven is hell
And each one are both the same thing?
Well I hope heaven finds what she’s lookin’ for
And that hell treats us both just the same
Heaven is closed and hell’s overcrowded
So I think I think I’ll just stay where I am
So many people, well it sure is lonely
Who even gives a damn?
I hear someone callin’, “Come in from the craziness”
But there ain’t nobody around
Heaven is closed and hell’s overcrowded
So I think I think I’ll just stay where I am
Let’s burn one for those that’s livin’ in hell
Let’s burn one for those who think they’re in heaven
Burn one for everyone in the whole world
And anyone stuck in-between
Heaven is closed and hell’s overcrowded
So I think I think I’ll just stay where I am
So many people, well it sure is lonely
But who even gives a damn?
I hear someone callin’, “Come in from the craziness”
But there ain’t nobody around
Heaven is closed and hell’s overcrowded
So I think I think I’ll just stay where I am
Yeah heaven is closed and hell’s overcrowded
So I think I think I’ll just stay where I am
Songwriters: Buddy Cannon / Willie Nelson
Heaven Is Closed lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

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Today’s Holiday: Anastenaria


Today’s Holiday:
Anastenaria

Anastenaria is a firewalking ceremony in Greece, in the communes of Agia Eleni near Serres and of Langada near Thessalonike. Men and women, some holding red kerchiefs and some carrying icons of St. Constantine and St. Helen—in whose honor the ceremonies are held—dance barefooted on red-hot coals while folk musicians play. The custom is supposed to have originated in an ancient form of worship that was brought by travelers from Kosti in Eastern Thrace and adapted to Christian beliefs. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Mary Anning (1799)


Today’s Birthday:
Mary Anning (1799)

The daughter of a British cabinetmaker who supplemented his income by selling “curiosities” he recovered from cliffside fossil beds near his home, Mary Anning grew up collecting fossils. When she was just 12 years old, she and her brother discovered the first ichthyosaur skeleton to be correctly identified. As an adult, she continued the dangerous work of scouring the Lyme Regis cliffs for fossils and made a number of significant geological finds. What tongue twister might Anning have inspired? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Rajiv Gandhi Is Assassinated (1991)


This Day in History:
Rajiv Gandhi Is Assassinated (1991)

When his brother Sanjay Gandhi died in a plane crash in 1981, Rajiv Gandhi—then an airline pilot—was drafted into politics by his mother, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. When she was assassinated in 1984, he succeeded her as prime minister. In 1987, he sent peacekeeping forces to Sri Lanka in an unsuccessful attempt to end Tamil-Sinhalese violence. Following allegations of corruption, he resigned as prime minister in 1989. He was assassinated in 1991. How and by whom was he killed? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Gilbert Chesterton


Quote of the Day:
Gilbert Chesterton

One can sometimes do good by being the right person in the wrong place. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Samuel Hopkins


Article of the Day:
Samuel Hopkins

Hopkins was an American inventor who was granted the first US patent in 1790—just months after President George Washington signed the new patent statute into law—for an improved process for making potash and pearl ash, substances used in the manufacture of glass, soap, and fertilizer. There was no Patent Office at the time, so his petition was approved by a committee that included the US president, secretary of state, and attorney general. What other US patents were issued that year? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: be little love lost between (two people)


Idiom of the Day:
be little love lost between (two people)

Of two people, to dislike one another very much. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: hanker


Word of the Day:
hanker

Definition: (verb) Desire strongly or persistently.
Synonyms: long, yearn
Usage: There, my lady cousin; there stands the most undutiful child in the world; she hankers after a beggarly rascal, and won’t marry one of the greatest matches in all England.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Watch “Willie Nelson – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” on YouTube