|From: straight-->arrow||4/21/2020 12:58:53 PM|
|A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.|
He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them..
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.
When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out, 'Excuse me, where are we?'
'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered.
Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked.
Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up'.The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
'Can my friend,' gesturing toward his dog, 'come in, too?' the traveler asked.
'I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.'
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
'Excuse me!' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?'
'Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in..'
'How about my friend here?' the traveler gestured to the dog.
There should be a bowl by the pump.'
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
'What do you call this place?' the traveler asked.
This is Heaven,' he answered.
'Well, that's confusing,' the traveler said. 'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.'
'Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell.'
'Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?'
'No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.'
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|To: Winfastorlose who wrote (35790)||4/21/2020 3:58:11 PM|
|Ex-Homeland Security Watchdog Indicted For Fraud, Theft Of Government Property|
Sarah HansenForbes Staff
I cover breaking news.
Charles K. Edwards during a Senate hearing in 2012.
AFP VIA GETTY IMAGESTopline: Charles K. Edwards, a former Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been indicted on 16 counts relating to a scheme to steal software and databases containing the personal information of government employees so he could sell an enhanced version of that software to the Department of Agriculture, the Justice Department announced on Friday.
Edwards, 59, and Murali Yamazula Venkata, a 54-year-old former subordinate, were charged with conspiracy to commit theft of government property and to defraud the United States, theft of government property, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.Venkata was also charged with destruction of records. Edwards served as acting DHS inspector general from 2011 through 2013 under the Obama administration, the Washington Post reported in 2014. The DOJ alleges that between October 2014 and April 2017, Edwards and Venkata stole software and records containing the personal identifying information of DHS and Postal Service employees so that Edwards’ company, Delta Business Solutions, could sell an “enhanced version” of the software to the Department of Agriculture at a profit. The DOJ also alleged that Edwards “continued to leverage his relationship” with Venkata and other DHS employees to execute the scheme after he left the office in December 2013.Forbes was unable to reach Edwards, Venkata, or their attorneys for comment.Key background: The DHS Office of the Inspector General is tasked with providing independent oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. For the 2020 fiscal year, it had a budget of $51.7 billion. Edwards worked for the federal government for 20 years and resigned his post at DHS in December 2013, just three days before a hearing before the Senate where he was due to answer questions, according to the Post. In April, 2014, a Senate oversight panel found that Edwards had “jeopardized the independence” of the DHS Office of Inspector General after investigating whistleblower allegations that he had abused government resources and maintained inappropriate personal friendships with senior DHS officials.
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|To: Winfastorlose who wrote (35790)||4/21/2020 8:40:05 PM|
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|I viewed the entire video with great interest...|
I believe the guy fully, 100% of what he says makes perfect and logical sense, I believe him...
When someone is telling the truth, what they say has a way of explaining everything in the simplest terms, when someone is lying it always raise more questions... this guy is telling the truth and he should and must be heard by a much larger audience...
There is also no deceptive body language visible any time during the lengthy video, deceptive body language is nonvoluntary so this guy could not have been able to control it unless all he said was a prerehearsed speech and I can see it was not, all his comments were immediate and spontaneous...
This guy is telling the truth and also what he says explains a lot of things that otherwise seems unrelated, e.g., universal vaccines and 5G, this is what a truthful statement is, it explains everything...
This needs to be investigated!!!
Thanks for posting this important video...
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|From: Kenneth E. Phillipps||4/22/2020 10:30:24 AM|
|The first test was created by German researchers and made available by the World Health Organization to the international community on Jan. 17.|
It remains unclear why, under Trump, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not adopt that test, at least as a back-up, while it struggled over the next month to develop a working version of its own. But those lost weeks crippled U.S. efforts to contain the virus to cities where it first emerged in the U.S., and could wind up leading to tens of thousands of more deaths than might have occurred had there been a timely deployment of tests.
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