Search The Archives

Monday, October 31, 2016

PRESIDENT OBAMA / VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN PULL OUT OF EVENTS FOR CLINTON POST-ANNOUNCEMENT BY FBI


Monday, October 10, 2016

GOP LEAKS THE BILLY BUSH TAPES TO THE MEDIA: INTERNAL SABOTAGE OF TRUMP CAMPAIGN

10/10/2016

FLASH NEWS:  Corey Stewart, a local GOP organizer from Virginia, was fired from the Trump Campaign, but not by Donald Trump;  Stewart who went on a live-air broadcast with author / broadcaster Mike Cernovich, was fired for holding a pro-Trump rally.  The firing was done by a higher-up in the RNC / GOP infrastructure unbeknownst to Donald Trump.  This is a breaking story and more details will follow as there is a major internal battle within the GOP Party and the House Majority Leader Paul Ryan.

The RNC has reportedly taken over the Trump Campaign from its grass-roots structure.  It is not known at the time of this report as to what level of control Donald Trump retains at this point as the final days of the election cycle come to a close.  More details to follow as they become available.



Additionally, it has been learned that the GOP has had an internal operative "leak" the now infamous "Trump Tapes" where Billy Bush and Donald Trump were heard discussing women in a "lewd" manner.  It is not known what was stated in the hot-mic audio prior to the leaked portions, and whether or not Mr. Trump was in some way set up by Billy Bush.  There is an internal RNC connection to NBC that is believed to be the source of the Trump tape.

Source:  Mike Cernovich / Twitter

ABC's JOY BEHAR FROM "THE VIEW" CALLS CLINTON's ALLEGED RAPE VICTIMS "TRAMPS"

10/10/2016

Today, ABC Network's Joy Behar in "comedic" fashion called the four alleged victims that accompanied Donald Trump to the second Presidential Debate on Sunday night, "tramps that slept with my husband" (referring to former President Bill Clinton).  "The View" has notoriously been a show that expresses severe "anti" Donald Trump / "pro" Hillary Clinton sentiments, and in our opinion, rarely presents a fair and/or balanced approach to their show's 2016 Election broadcasts during the show's time slot. (See disclaimer below)



The four alleged victims that Behar called tramps are:  Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Kathy Shelton (who at the time, was a 12 year old girl, horribly raped by a man Hillary Clinton defended and later mocked the victim, leaving Shelton scarred for life).



As a result of this action by Joy Behar, it might be appropriate for viewers of ABC's "The View" to learn who some of the financial backers are for the show.  It's important to note that network shows only remain on the air when advertisers get a return on their advertising dollars spent.  If viewers of any particular show are appalled or stop watching a show, advertisers no longer get that return on their investments.

Therefore, a list of advertisers for the ABC Network, which includes "The View" will be published below.  It is up to the individual viewer to determine what action to take, if any, based upon the above written opinion at the attached videos.

Boycotting products and services is often a very effective way to express discourse with a network program and has been effectively used as a tool to correct broadcasting networks from egregious errors like the one by Behar on 10/10/2016.

(If you decide to boycott a product or service, ensure that it is not a product or service you require for medical purposes, or for your own personal safety and well-being, and in doing so, the viewer does so at their own risk, and/or upon the advise of your personal physician, attorney or financial advisor)

Complete List of ABC Network Advertisers Below (List will be narrowed down more specifically to "The View" as our research is completed):

"The View" Advertisers on 10/11/2016

Slot 1:
FisherPrice Beat Bow Wow
Hellman Mayo
Febrile Air Effects
Humana Medicare Decision Guide
Super Poligrip
Maaybelline New York
Azo Bladder Control
Sprint Wireless
All Oxy Detergent
Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits

Slot 2:
McCafe Coffee
HomeGoods
Phillips Colon Health Probiotic
Clorox
Hershey Snack Mix
AARP Supplemental Insurance Plan
Pampers EasyUps
ThermaCare

Slot 3:
Disney World
Sargent Natural Cheese Slices
Prilosec OTC
Cottenelle Toilet Tissue
Quaker Oats
Dove Oxygen Moisture
Arm and Hammer with Oxy Clean Crystals
Twix Bars

Slot 4:
Biotene Oral Rinse
General Mills Cereals
Head and Shoulders Instant Relief
One A Day Mens Gummies
Clorox Disinfecting Products
*Quicken Loans (LONG COMMERCIAL SLOT)*

Final Slot:
Tide PurClean
Ritz Crackers
RoyalCanin Dog Food
Peloton
vitaFUSION
Carefree Acti-Fresh Liners
Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Bars
Linzess

Show Sponsors in Credits:

Apple & Eve


Disclaimer:  THIS IS AN OPINION PIECE AND CERTAIN FACTS CAN NOT BE SUBSTANTIATED.  OPINIONS ARE THAT OF THE AUTHOR, SCOTT ANTHONY.  

Saturday, October 8, 2016

HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN MACHINE DESIGNED TRUMP CANDIDACY: THEY NEVER THOUGHT HE WOULD GET THIS FAR

To: The Democratic National Committee 
Re: 2016 GOP presidential candidates 
Date: April 7, 2015

Friends,

This memo is intended to outline the strategy and goals a potential Hillary Clinton presidential campaign would have regarding the 2016 Republican presidential field. Clearly most of what is contained in this memo is work the DNC is already doing. This exercise is intended to put those ideas to paper.

Our Goals & Strategy

Our hope is that the goal of a potential HRC campaign and the DNC would be one-in-the-same: to make whomever the Republicans nominate unpalatable to a majority of the electorate. We have outlined three strategies to obtain our goal:
  1. 1)  Force all Republican candidates to lock themselves into extreme conservative positions that will hurt them in a general election;
  2. 2)  Undermine any credibility/trust Republican presidential candidates have to make inroads to our coalition or independents;
  3. 3)  Muddy the waters on any potential attack lodged against HRC.
Operationalizing the Strategy

Pied Piper Candidates

There are two ways to approach the strategies mentioned above. The first is to use the field as a whole to inflict damage on itself similar to what happened to Mitt Romney in 2012. The variety of candidates is a positive here, and many of the lesser known can serve as a cudgel to move the more established candidates further to the right. In this scenario, we don’t want to marginalize the more extreme candidates, but make them more “Pied Piper” candidates who actually represent the mainstream of the Republican Party. Pied Piper candidates include, but aren’t limited to:
  • Ted Cruz
  • Donald Trump
  • Ben Carson

    We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to them seriously.

    Undermining Their Message & Credibility

    Most of the more-established candidates will want to focus on building a winning general election coalition. The “Pied Pipers” of the field will mitigate this to a degree, but more will need to be done on certain candidates to undermine their credibility among our coalition (communities of color, millennials, women) and independent voters. In this regard, the goal here would be to show that they are just the same as every other GOP candidate: extremely conservative on these issues. Some examples:
Jeb Bush: 
What to undermine: the notion he is a “moderate” or concerned about regular Americans; perceived inroads with the Latino population. 

Marco Rubio:
What to undermine: the idea he has “fresh” ideas; his perceived appeal to Latinos



• Scott Walker
What to undermine: the idea he can rally working- and middle class Americans.

• Rand Paul
What to undermine: the idea he is a “different” kind of Republican; his stance on the military and his
appeal to millennials and communities of color. 

• Bobby Jindal
What to undermine: his “new” ideas 

Chris Christie
What to undermine: he tells it like it is. 

Muddying the Waters

As we all know, the right wing attack machine has been building its opposition research on Hillary Clinton for decades. The RNC et al has been telegraphing they are ready to attack and do so with reckless abandon. One way we can respond to these attacks is to show how they boomerang onto the Republican presidential field. The goal, then, is to have a dossier on the GOP candidates on the likely attacks HRC will face. Based on attacks that have already occurred, the areas they are highlighting:
  • Transparency & disclosure
  • Donors & associations
  • Management & business dealings

    In this regard, any information on scandals or ethical lapses on the GOP candidates would serve well. We won’t be picky. Again, we think our goals mirror those of the DNC. We look forward to continuing the conversation. 


SOURCE:  WIKILEAKS



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

HURRICANE MATTHEW: REMAINS CATEGORY 4 AS IT IMPACTS CUBA AND STARTS MOVING NORTH

HURRICANE MATTHEW DISCUSSION NUMBER  28
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL142016
1100 PM EDT TUE OCT 04 2016

Hurricane Matthew made landfall along the extreme eastern coast of
Cuba near Juaco around 0000 UTC this evening, and the eye is just
now moving off of the northeastern coast of Cuba. Some weakening has
occurred due to interaction with the mountains of eastern Cuba and
western Haiti. However, latest reports from an Air Force Reserve
reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the central pressure hasn't
risen much and that the maximum winds have only decreased to an
estimated 115 kt, keeping Matthew a dangerous category four
hurricane.

Radar and recon fixes indicate that Matthew is moving slightly west
of due north, or 350/07 kt. Matthew is expected to begin turning
toward the north-northwest during the next 12 hours or so, followed
by a northwestward motion in 24-48 hours as the large ridge to the
north of the powerful hurricane begins to build westward across the
southeastern United States in response to a broad trough over the
central U.S. weakening and lifting out to the northeast. The next
upstream weather system that will affect the steering currents
surrrounding Matthew is a large trough currently approaching the
northwestern U.S. and southwestern Canada. That system is forecast
to dig southeastward and amplify over the central U.S. during next
several days, resulting in significant ridging downstream over the
northeastern United States. As the next ridge builds and lifts
northward, Matthew is expected to turn northward as well by 72
hours, and turn northeastward after that as the aforementioned
trough moves eastward into the eastern United States by 96-120
hours.  The official forecast track remains close to a blend of the
GFS and ECMWF models.

The current 10-15 kt of northwesterly vertical wind shear is
forecast to weaken to around 5 kt by 36-48 hours while Matthew is
moving over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, where SSTs are
expected to be near 30 deg C.  That combination, along with high
mid-level humidity, should enable Matthew to maintain category four
status, although eyewall replacement cycles, which can not be
forecast with any skill, could result in fluctuations in the
intensity not shown by the official forecast. By 72 hours and
beyond, steadily increasing vertical wind shear is expected to
induce gradual weakening. The official intensity forecast is close
to but slightly above the consensus model IVCN.

KEY MESSAGES:

1.  Matthew is likely to produce devastating impacts from storm
surge, extreme winds, heavy rains, flash floods, and/or mudslides in
portions of the warning areas in Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas.
Please consult statements from the meteorological services and other
government officials in those countries.

2.  When a hurricane is forecast to take a track roughly parallel
to a coastline, as Matthew is forecast to do from Florida through
South Carolina, it becomes very difficult to estimate impacts this
far in advance.  For example, only a small deviation of the track to
the left of the NHC forecast could bring the core of a major
hurricane onshore, while a small deviation to the right could keep
all of the hurricane-force winds offshore.  It will likely take
another day or so for the potential impacts of Matthew in the United
States to clarify.

3.  Tropical storm or hurricane conditions could affect portions of
Florida north of the current Hurricane Watch area, Georgia, South
Carolina, and North Carolina  later this week or this weekend, even
if the center of Matthew remains offshore.  It is too soon to
specify what, if any, direct impacts Matthew might have on the
remainder of the U.S. east coast farther to the north.  At a
minimum, very dangerous beach and boating conditions are likely
along much of the U.S. east coast later this week and weekend.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT  05/0300Z 20.4N  74.4W  115 KT 130 MPH
 12H  05/1200Z 21.7N  74.8W  115 KT 130 MPH
 24H  06/0000Z 23.3N  76.0W  115 KT 130 MPH
 36H  06/1200Z 25.0N  77.6W  115 KT 130 MPH
 48H  07/0000Z 26.7N  79.0W  115 KT 130 MPH
 72H  08/0000Z 30.3N  80.8W  100 KT 115 MPH
 96H  09/0000Z 33.2N  78.1W   85 KT 100 MPH
120H  10/0000Z 37.0N  72.0W   70 KT  80 MPH

$$
Forecaster Stewart

HURRICANE MATTHEW PUBLIC ADVISORY: 5PM OCTOBER 4, 2016

BULLETIN
HURRICANE MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER  27
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL142016
500 PM EDT TUE OCT 04 2016

...NORTHERN EYEWALL OF EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE MATTHEW
ALREADY POUNDING THE EASTERN TIP OF CUBA...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...19.8N 74.3W
ABOUT 65 MI...105 KM ESE OF GUANTANAMO CUBA
ABOUT 30 MI...45 KM SSW OF THE EASTERN TIP OF CUBA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...949 MB...28.03 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Hurricane Watch has been extended southward to Golden Beach,
Florida.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Haiti
* Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Granma,
and Las Tunas
* Southeastern Bahamas, including the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Acklins,
Crooked Island, Long Cay, and Ragged Island
* Central Bahamas, including Long Island, Exuma, Rum Cay,
San Salvador, and Cat Island
* Northwestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island,
Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and
New Providence

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Cuban province of Camaguey
* Golden Beach to the Volusia/Brevard county line

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the border with Haiti
* Turks and Caicos Islands

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Dominican Republic from Puerto Plata westward to the border with
Haiti
* Seven Mile Bridge to south of Golden Beach
* Lake Okeechobee

Interests elsewhere in the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys
should monitor the progress of Matthew.

For storm information specific to your area in the United States,
including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor
products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast
office. For storm information specific to your area outside the
United States, please monitor products issued by your national
meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Matthew was located
near latitude 19.8 North, longitude 74.3 West.  Matthew is moving
toward the north near 9 mph (15 km/h). On this track the eye of
Matthew will move over the extreme portion of eastern Cuba in the
next few hours.  A turn toward the north-northwest is expected by
Wednesday, followed by a northwest turn Wednesday night. Matthew is
expected to move near or over portions of the southeastern and
central Bahamas tonight and Wednesday, and approach the northwestern
Bahamas Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Matthew is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some fluctuations in intensity are possible
during the next couple of days, but Matthew is expected to remain a
powerful hurricane through at least Thursday night.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles
(280 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 949 mb (28.03 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND:  Hurricane conditions are still affecting portions of Haiti.
Hurricane conditions are likely occuring over eastern Cuba, and will
begin in the southeastern Bahamas this evening, the central Bahamas
on Wednesday, and the northwestern Bahamas Wednesday night.

Tropical storm conditions are expected to continue spreading
across the remainder of Haiti, eastern Cuba and the southeastern
Bahamas tonight, and should reach the central and northwestern
Bahamas on Wednesday, making outside preparations difficult or
dangerous. Tropical storm conditions are still occurring in portions
the Dominican Republic within the warning area, and these conditions
will spread northward into the Turks and Caicos Islands tonight.

Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch areas in
Cuba tonight with tropical storm conditions possible later tonight.

Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch
area in Florida by late Thursday, with tropical storm conditions
possible by early Thursday. Tropical storm condition are also
possible in the Florida tropical storm watch area by early Thursday.

RAINFALL:  Matthew is expected to produce total rainfall amounts in
the following areas:

Southern Haiti and southwestern Dominican Republic...15 to 25
inches, isolated 40 inches
Eastern Cuba and northwestern Haiti...8 to 12 inches, isolated
20 inches
Eastern Jamaica...4 to 6 inches, isolated 12 inches
The Bahamas...8 to 12 inches, isolated 15 inches
Turks and Caicos Islands...2 to 5 inches, isolated 8 inches
Northeastern Haiti and the Northern Dominican Republic...1 to 3
inches, isolated 5 inches
Western Jamaica...1 to 2 inches, isolated 3 inches
Upper Florida Keys northward to coastal east-central Florida....4 to
7 inches, isolated 10 inches
Middle to Lower Florida Keys....1 to 3 inches, isolated 5 inches

Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are likely from this
rainfall in southern and northwestern Haiti, the southwestern
Dominican Republic, and eastern Cuba.

STORM SURGE:  The combination of a dangerous storm surge and large
and destructive waves could raise water levels by as much as the
following amounts above normal tide levels...

Southern Coast of Cuba east of Cabo Cruz...7 to 11 feet
South Coast of Haiti...7 to 10 feet
Northern Coast of Cuba east of Camaguey...4 to 6 feet
Gulf of Gonave in Haiti...3 to 5 feet
Southern coast of the Dominican Republic...1 to 3 feet
The Bahamas...10 to 15 feet

The water could reach the following heights above ground if the peak
surge occurs at the time of high tide...

North Palm Beach to the Volusia/Brevard county line...3 to 5 ft

Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge
and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances.
Large waves generated by Matthew will cause water rises to occur
well in advance of and well away from the track of the center.

The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause
normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters
moving inland from the shoreline.  There is the potential for
life-threatening inundation during the next 48 hours along
the Florida east coast from North Palm Beach to the Volusia/Brevard
county line.  For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the
Prototype National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning
Graphic.  For information specific to your area, please see products
issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.

The Prototype Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic is a depiction of
areas that would qualify for inclusion under a storm surge watch or
warning currently under development by the National Weather Service
and planned for operational use in 2017.  The Prototype Graphic is
available at hurricanes.gov.

SURF:  Swells generated by Matthew will continue to affect portions
of the coasts of Hispaniola, Jamaica, eastern Cuba, and the
Caribbean coastline of Central America during the next few
days.  Swells from Matthew will begin affecting portions of the
Bahamas on Tuesday.  These swells are likely to cause life-
threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult
products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT.

$$
Forecaster Avila

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR NIKKI HALEY CALLS FOR MANDATORY EVACUATION OF 1.1 MILLION RESIDENTS

10/4/16
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Issues Official Evacuation Order for 1.1 Million Residents



Gov. Nikki Haley Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - Governor Nikki Haley today issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and asked residents to prepare for a potential evacuation of the South Carolina coast in advance of any impact from Hurricane Matthew.
As state officials continue to monitor weather conditions, the governor will update residents about preparations for Hurricane Matthew, including the need for an evacuation of coastal areas, during a news conference tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, at 9:00 AM.
Schools and municipality, county and state government offices in the following counties will be closed starting Wednesday, October 5, 2016: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Beaufort, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lexington, Marlboro, Marion, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties.
Residents in the following evacuation zones should make preparations for a potential evacuation beginning at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, 2016:
Beaufort: Zone A, Entire county
Jasper: A and B
Colleton: A Only
Charleston: A,B,C
Dorchester: B,D,E, and F
Berkeley: A,B,C,G, and I
Horry: A only
Georgetown: A only
Know Your Zone: Your zone is how you will know to evacuate and which evacuation route to use. This information is detailed in the 2016 S.C. Hurricane Guide and available via in interactive map at scemd.org/knowyourzone.
Prepare to evacuate:  Residents preparing to evacuate tomorrow should become familiar with evacuation routes, which are marked with special signs.  Consider where you will stay once you evacuate. Options include: a hotel, motel, or friend’s home that is outside the vulnerable area or an American Red Cross shelter.  Hotels and motels fill up quickly and out-of-county evacuations take time. Emergency shelters will be announced as soon as they are open.
Fuel cars, keep supplies in vehicles, secure important documents:  If the storm approaches South Carolina, individuals and families should fill up their cars with gas.  Road maps, nonperishable snack foods, a first-aid kit that includes a supply of your family’s prescription medications, and convenience items such as diapers should be available in the car.  Secure important documents in waterproof packaging.
Consider the safety of pets:  Pets are not allowed in Red Cross shelters.  Individuals and families should plan to board pets with veterinarians, kennels, or other facilities in non-vulnerable areas.  Identification and rabies tags should be attached to the pets’ collars.
If the National Hurricane Center issues a hurricane watch, a hurricane will be possible within 48 hours, and residents who live in vulnerable areas should stay tuned.  If a hurricane warning is issued, a hurricane is expected within 36 hours.  If you live in a highly vulnerable area and are advised to evacuate, you should be prepared to leave immediately.  The state urges individuals and families to do the following:
Everyone in South Carolina is urged to continue to monitor the developing forecasts from the National Hurricane Center through local news media and trusted sources online. Pay attention to emergency warnings from local and state public safety officials and take safety actions if instructed to do so.
South Carolina’s Emergency Response Team is operating 24-hours a day from the state’s emergency operations center preparing for hazardous conditions associated with Hurricane Matthew.
For more information visit scemd.org or follow @SCEMD on Twitter and Facebook.


OFFICIAL EVACUATION ROUTES TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM SOUTH CAROLINA DOT

Grand Strand Area

North Myrtle Beach and northward...

Use SC 9 to proceed to I-95. Myrtle Beach...
  • 10th Avenue North and northward to Briarcliff Acres use SC 22 (Conway Bypass) to US 501. Motorists using SC 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) or the Grissom Parkway will be directed north to SC 22.
  • South of 10th Avenue North southward to the Myrtle Beach Airport use US 501 toward Marion and beyond.
  • Under certain conditions, US 501 will be converted to four lanes northbound from SC 22 to SC 576.
  • Myrtle Beach Airport southward through Surfside Beach use SC 544 to US 501.
  • Under certain conditions, US 501 will be converted to four lanes northbound from SC 544 to US 378. The
    reversed lanes will carry SC 544 traffic onto US 378 where it will travel westbound to I-95 or Columbia.

    Garden City Beach south to Winyah Bay, Georgetown...
  • Take US 17 south through Georgetown, then take US 521 to SC 261 to US 378 to Columbia.
  • Under certain conditions, an alternate route from Georgetown will be Black River Road to US 701 to SC 51 to
Evacuees will take SC 174 to US 17. They will then take US 17 south to SC 64. This will take them to Walterboro, and then to Aiken and I-20.

Yonges Island, Meggett, Hollywood, Ravenel...

Use SC 165 to US 17, then US 17 south to SC 64 where they will go to Walterboro, then to Aiken and I-20.

Johns Island, Kiawah Island and Seabrook...
  • Use SC 700 to Main Road (S-20) to US 17.
  • Evacuees will then take US 17 south to SC 64 where they will go to Walterboro, then to Aiken and I-20.

    James Island and Folly Beach...
    Use SC171 to US17.
Evacuees should then travel south on US 17 to I-526 to the reversed lanes of I-26.

City of Charleston...
  • The west side of the city (West Ashley) will use SC 61 to US 78, US 321, and SC 389 to I-20.
  • Downtown will use the normal lanes of I-26.

    North Charleston...
  • Evacuees will take US 52 (Rivers Avenue) to US 78 to
    US 178 to Orangeburg then to I-20 or continue on US 52 to US 176 or continue north on US 52.

  • The right lanes of US 52 at Goose Creek will continue on to Moncks Corner. In Moncks Corner, evacuees will be directed onto SC 6, where SC 6 will take them toward Columbia.
  • The left lanes of US 52 at Goose Creek will go onto US 176 to Columbia.

Evacuees using SC 642 will travel west toward Summerville and take road S-22 (Old Orangeburg Road) to US 78 west.

East Cooper...
  • Evacuees leaving Mount Pleasant will take I-526 or US 17 south to I-26.
  • Those leaving Sullivan's Island will use SC 703 to I-526 Business to access I-526, then I-26.
  • Evacuees from the Isle of Palms will use the Isle of Palms connector (SC 517) to go to US 17, where the right
    lane will turn north on US 17, then proceed to SC 41, to SC 402, then to US 52 to SC 375, then to US 521, to SC
    261 to US 378 to Columbia.
  • Evacuees using the left lanes of the Isle of Palms connector will turn left to go to I-526 and then on to I-26.
  • Evacuees on I-526 approaching I-26 from East Cooper will be directed to the normal lanes of I-26 if in the right
    lane of I-526.
  • Those in the left lane of I-526 will be directed into the reversed lanes of I-26. 

    Awendaw and McClellanville...
Evacuees will take SC 45 to US 52 where they will be directed right onto US 52 to SC 375 to US 521 to SC 261 to US 378 to Columbia.

Daniel Island...

Evacuees will use I-526 or Clements Ferry Road as conditions warrant.

Hilton Head Island and Beaufort Areas

Hilton Head Island...
  • Hilton Head Island evacuees will use both the William Hilton Parkway (US 278 Business) and the Cross Island Parkway toll facility (US 278).
  • As these two roads merge, a third lane will be formed by reversing flow on the inside eastbound lane of US 278. This lane will carry traffic from the toll facility to the three lane section beginning on the mainland.
  • Lane assignments will be as follows:
    1. The right lane on US 278 westbound will exit onto
      SC 170, proceed to SC 462, then be directed to I-95 northbound at I-95 exit 28.
    2. The center lane on US 278 westbound will become the right lane at SC 170 which will be directed to
      I-95 northbound at exit 8.
    3. TheleftlaneonUS278westboundatSC170willcontinueonUS278toHamptonandeventuallyto
      North Augusta.

    Beaufort...
  • Two-Lane Evacuation: Evacuees will use the two present northbound lanes on US 21 to US 17. Upon reaching US17,therightlanewillbedirectedtoUS17Northto SC303toWalterboro. Theleftlanewill be directed to US 17 South, then to US 17 Alt/US 21 to Yemassee and then ultimately to North Augusta.
  • Three-Lane Evacuation: Under certain conditions, a third northbound lane will be formed by reversing flow in the inside southbound lane of US 21 at US 21 Business west of Beaufort, accommodating traffic from US 21.
    This reversed lane will be directed to US 17 southbound and eventually I-95 northbound at exit 33 (Point South). The remaining two lanes will be used as described above for the two-lane evacuation. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

SENATE AND HOUSE BOTH INTRODUCE BILLS TO REMOVE SECURITY CLEARANCE FROM CLINTON AND OTHERS

H. R. 5697

To prohibit any officer or employee of the Federal Government who has exercised extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information from being granted or retaining a security clearance.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 8, 2016
Mr. McCaul (for himself and Mr. Olson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL
To prohibit any officer or employee of the Federal Government who has exercised extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information from being granted or retaining a security clearance.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Taking Responsibility Using Secured Technologies Act of 2016”.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS; SENSE OF CONGRESS.
(a) Findings.—Congress finds the following:
(1) On July 5, 2016, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (in this section referred to as the “FBI”), James B. Comey, made a statement relating to the investigation into the use of a personal e-mail system by Hillary Clinton during the period that she was Secretary of State.
(2) The FBI found evidence that Secretary Clinton and her colleagues were extremely careless in handling very sensitive, highly classified information.
(3) The FBI also found that any reasonable individual in the position of Secretary Clinton, or in the position of the Federal employees with whom Secretary Clinton was corresponding about these matters, should have known that using an unclassified system was inappropriate when conducting classified conversations.
(4) Because of the conduct of Secretary Clinton and her colleagues, the FBI concluded that it is possible that hostile actors gained access to the e-mail account of Secretary Clinton.
(5) In similar circumstances, other individuals who engaged in this kind of activity would often face adverse consequences, including security or administrative sanctions.
(6) Presidential candidates typically receive classified briefings even if the candidates lack the requisite security clearance.
(b) Sense Of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that—
(1) Secretary Clinton should—
(A) have any security clearance that she holds revoked; and
(B) be denied access to classified information unless and until she earns the legal right to such access; and
(2) colleagues of Secretary Clinton who demonstrated extreme carelessness in their handling of classified information should no longer have access to that information.
SEC. 3. SECURITY CLEARANCES WITH RESPECT TO INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MISHANDLED CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.
(a) Granting Of Clearances.—No officer or employee of the Federal Government who has exercised extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information may be granted a security clearance.
(b) Revocation Of Clearances.—The security clearance of any officer or employee of the Federal Government who has exercised extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information shall be revoked.
SEC. 4. DEFINITION OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE.
Section 793(f) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
(1) by inserting “(1)” after “(f)”;
(2) by striking “(1) through” and inserting “(A) through”;
(3) by striking “(2) having” and inserting “(B) having”; and
(4) by adding at the end the following:
“(2) In this subsection, the term ‘gross negligence’ includes extreme or reckless carelessness.”.

***************************************************************
S. 3135

To prohibit any officer or employee of the Federal Government who has exercised extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information from being granted or retaining a security clearance.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 6, 2016
Mr. Gardner (for himself, Mr. Cornyn, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Scott, Mr. Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Heller, Ms. Ayotte, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Perdue, and Mr. Isakson) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL
To prohibit any officer or employee of the Federal Government who has exercised extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information from being granted or retaining a security clearance.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Taking Responsibility Using Secured Technologies Act of 2016”.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS; SENSE OF CONGRESS.
(a) Findings.—Congress finds the following:
(1) On July 5, 2016, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (in this section referred to as the “FBI”), James B. Comey, made a statement relating to the investigation into the use of a personal e-mail system by Hillary Clinton during the period that she was Secretary of State.
(2) The FBI found evidence that Secretary Clinton and her colleagues were extremely careless in handling very sensitive, highly classified information.
(3) The FBI also found that any reasonable individual in the position of Secretary Clinton, or in the position of the Federal employees with whom Secretary Clinton was corresponding about these matters, should have known that using an unclassified system was inappropriate when conducting classified conversations.
(4) Because of the conduct of Secretary Clinton and her colleagues, the FBI concluded that it is possible that hostile actors gained access to the e-mail account of Secretary Clinton.
(5) In similar circumstances, other individuals who engaged in this kind of activity would often face adverse consequences, including security or administrative sanctions.
(6) Presidential candidates typically receive classified briefings even if the candidates lack the requisite security clearance.
(b) Sense Of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that—
(1) Secretary Clinton should—
(A) have any security clearance that she holds revoked; and
(B) be denied access to classified information unless and until she earns the legal right to such access; and
(2) colleagues of Secretary Clinton who demonstrated extreme carelessness in their handling of classified information should no longer have access to that information.
SEC. 3. SECURITY CLEARANCES WITH RESPECT TO INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MISHANDLED CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.
(a) Granting Of Clearances.—No officer or employee of the Federal Government who has exercised extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information may be granted a security clearance.
(b) Revocation Of Clearances.—The security clearance of any officer or employee of the Federal Government who has exercised extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information shall be revoked.
SEC. 4. DEFINITION OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE.
Section 793(f) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
(1) by inserting “(1)” after “(f)”;
(2) by striking “(1) through” and inserting “(A) through”;
(3) by striking “(2) having” and inserting “(B) having”; and
(4) by adding at the end the following:
“(2) In this subsection, the term ‘gross negligence’ includes extreme or reckless carelessness.”.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OFFICIALLY ADMONISH HILLARY CLINTON ON THE RECORD

H. RES. 884

Recognizing that Hillary Rodham Clinton violated, ignored, and otherwise chose not to follow legal and ethical obligations and responsibilities expected of the head of any Federal agency of the United States Government during her tenure as United States Secretary of State from 2009 through 2013.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 22, 2016
Mr. Issa (for himself, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Barton, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Kelly of Mississippi, Mr. Farenthold, Mrs. Mimi Walters of California, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Stutzman, and Mrs. Lummis) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

RESOLUTION
Recognizing that Hillary Rodham Clinton violated, ignored, and otherwise chose not to follow legal and ethical obligations and responsibilities expected of the head of any Federal agency of the United States Government during her tenure as United States Secretary of State from 2009 through 2013.
    Whereas Congress finds that Secretary Clinton negligently commissioned the use of a personal email system, with several personal servers, to conduct official business during her time as Secretary of State;
    Whereas Secretary Clinton elected not to use a Government email account or even a commercial email account and was thereby able to circumvent the automatic archiving of her emails;
    Whereas Secretary Clinton, at the end of her tenure as Secretary of State in January 2013, failed to make and preserve adequate records and documentation relating to her tenure at the Department of State, as chapter 31 of title 44, United States Code (commonly referred to as the “Federal Records Act”) requires the head of each Federal agency to do;
    Whereas more than 100 emails in multiple email chains obtained from Secretary Clinton’s email server contained information that was determined to be classified;
    Whereas Secretary Clinton only returned a portion of her work-related email to the Department of State for purposes of investigation in December 2014, with the FBI later discovering several thousand additional work-related emails;
    Whereas the FBI determined Secretary Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information;
    Whereas the FBI found evidence to support the notion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those Government employees with whom she was corresponding about the matters contained in particular emails, should have known that an unclassified system was not the appropriate avenue for these types of conversations;
    Whereas Secretary Clinton’s emails were housed on unclassified personal servers that were not even supported by full-time security staff, such as those found at Federal agencies of the United States Government;
    Whereas Secretary Clinton’s unsecure, unclassified personal server made her correspondence containing classified information susceptible to hostile foreign actors and was potentially hacked by such actors;
    Whereas Secretary Clinton chose to use her personal server to send emails while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related emails in the territories of sophisticated adversaries;
    Whereas the FBI assessed that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial email accounts of people with whom Secretary Clintonwas in regular contact from her personal account, due to her choosing to correspond from an unsecure personal server; and
    Whereas despite Secretary Clinton’s repeated assertion that she never sent emails that were marked “classified”, Government officials who handle classified information are expected to know that if the subject matter contained in their emails is of a classified nature, whether marked or unmarked, they are still obligated to protect such information: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives finds that, as the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to meet minimum standards of care with respect to the handling of classified and sensitive material.