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Hillary Clinton and the Millennial Vote


New America Media Hasan Zillur Rahim

SAN JOSE, Calif. — “I poured my heart and soul into Bernie Sanders’s campaign,” a 24-year-old student told me. “Now I really don’t care. Clinton and Trump both repulse me.”

Millennials, between the ages of 18-35 and numbering about 76 million, are a powerful voting bloc. But many are still trying to come to grips with the trauma of a Sanders-less presidential election and are thinking of wasting their vote as a protest of some sort. That would be a colossal mistake, for they can play a critical role in propelling Hillary Clinton to victory over Donald Trump in this most consequential of elections.

Why should millennials vote for Clinton? It comes down to the intersection of their passion with Clinton’s policies in three E’s: Education, Economy and Ecology. They should carefully consider where the two candidates stand on these issues, reject false equivalences, and vote accordingly.

Education: The most contentious issue here is the staggering 1.4 trillion dollar student-loan Americans currently carry, a number growing by about $3K every second. Neither candidate has promised to forgive the trillion-dollar debt but during the primaries, Clinton countered Sanders’s assertion to make college free for everyone by saying that his numbers just didn’t add up. However, Clinton has made college affordability – directly tied to student debt – central to her policy. She would give families making up to $125,000 free tuition at in-state public colleges and universities to help middle and working-class families.

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IRS Aims to Bring Facebook to Court Again


By Adam Stuhlman I @stuhlman_adam

In January 2013, one Hartford resident was in the United States Tax Court because she couldn’t pay a $213 tax bill. She was unemployed. However, Internal Revenue Service lawyers debated penalties for refusing to pay $213, which should have been deducted for educational tax credit.

Then in February 2013 news broke that Facebook amassed a billion in profit in the previous year and did not pay taxes. In fact, Facebook was expecting a refund.

Like many, she wanted an answer to this blatant disparity in how the court system meted out justice to individual tax payers.

Now the IRS is fighting to get Facebook back to court over allegations that the social media giant has avoided paying taxes through shifting money overseas.

Matt Gardner, executive director for the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, said Facebook has been shifting money out of the United States to Facebook Ireland and the Cayman Islands. He said they have also used a legal stock option tax break to reduce the amount of taxes they have to pay.

“The interesting thing about Facebook on this front is that the IRS has been trying to get Facebook to cooperate with their investigation into this precise issue for some time,” said Gardner. “The IRS has issued something like a half dozen different summons to Facebook, which Facebook has basically ignored.”

According to documents from their website, Facebook’s

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

$5 billion revenue in 2012 represented a 37 percent increase from $3.7 billion in 2011.

 

Citizens for Tax Justice, a partner organization with ITEP, said that Facebook paid nothing in income taxes in 2012. Gardner said the IRS has issued at least six summons for Facebook to appear in court.

IRS Spokesperson Yadira Nadal declined to comment on this, saying that federal law prohibits the IRS from commenting on any taxpayer, organization’s situation, or case.

Anteneh Daniel, executive for The Brunswick Group, said in an email that Facebook’s statement from their media relations department is as follows:

“Facebook applies with the rules and regulations of all countries where we operate and we have no further comment at this time.”

The Brunswick Group is an advisory firm that “specializes in critical issues and corporate relations,” according to brunswickgroup.com.

“It is very difficult to tell what these assets are worth. When companies aggressively seek to lowball the value of these assets it can be very difficult for the IRS to catch up with that and make them value it (assets) correctly,” Gardner said. “That is what makes it a hard thing to police and monitor.”

Gardner said transfer pricing rules are put in place to make sure that when companies transfer assets overseas, “they do so at a fair price.” But the difficulty in enforcing these laws makes it harder on the IRS. He said the only solution is to make sure the IRS has the proper funding and the authority to go after companies that break the law.

While the IRS may be having difficulty with Facebook, it keeps on going when it comes to collecting taxes from other citizens. An April 2014 Gallop poll revealed that 66 percent of Americans feel that corporations pay too little in taxes, with the middle class paying too much. It also said that 40 percent of Republicans felt that lower income individuals pay to less in taxes, as compared to 22 percent of Independents and 11 percent of Democrats.

Connecticut residents want to know whether lawyers in the Office of Chief Counsel, namely William Borgardus and Debra Lynn Reale, are still targeting nonprofit organizations and individuals after news of Facebook’s victory over the IRS.

Multiple calls and emails to the IRS about lack of corporate income tax and any potential impact this may have on other citizen’s taxes were not returned.

To read the gallop poll click here: http://www.gallup.com/poll/168521/taxes-rise-half-say-middle-income-pay.aspx

To read Facebook’s document click here: https://s21.q4cdn.com/399680738/files/doc_financials/annual_reports/FB_2012_10K.pdf

Reporter Adam Stuhlman can be reach on Twitter: @stuhlman_adam

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Clinton’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’ Comment Was Right


Last Friday, Donald Trump used his side gig—Republican nominee for president—to go back to what he’s actually qualified for, real estate, and hawk his new hotel. A few Medal of Honor recipients allowed themselves to be extras in his two-for-one informational, and one of them used the opportunity to address Hillary Clinton’s critique about a certain faction of Trump supporters. “Deplorables are also deployables,” the Vietnam veteran quipped. He did so with the widest smile on his face—just to let you know that he was pleased with himself.

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Ever since Clinton uttered the phrase “basket of deplorables,” Trump’s most ardent supporters have tried to offer addenda to the claim: That they are “hard-working Americans.” They have families. And in this case, they have served their country. Fair enough, but you can be all those things and still either be racist, or at the very least, willing to support someone who is—which ultimately proves that when you get down to it, you’re not that committed to a belief in equality for all.

It is to be expected of them, but there’s also a noticeable contingent of others who have tried to take greater issue over charges of racism than racism itself.


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Found: The Cosby Show was Based on a Connecticut Family


By Rose Mendes, Staff Writer

The 1980s Cosby Show ran on NBC from September 1984 to April 1992 and became an American household favorite sitcom. New revelation: The television sitcom was based on a blended middle-class family in Hartford, Conn.

That’s according to The Hartford Guardian’s White House Correspondent Ann-Marie Adams, who reportedly learned about this secret from Ben Rhodes, the Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications for U.S. President Barack Obama. Since June 2014, Rhodes and others have been investigating Adams. The lengthy investigation led to new revelations about American history and culture. And White House staffers and others believe it’s time to reveal their findings to the American people.

The Cosby Show is based on an immigrant family from Jamaica: The Mesquitas and the Nugents. In Jamaica, they family is considered black. Here in America, they are considered African American and Afro-Latino. The degrees of mestizaje were noted in the blended family’s picture–mainly the complexion of each character.

The Cosby Show's character, Denise Huxtable, was based on Ann-Marie Adams.

The Cosby Show’s character, Denise Huxtable, was based on Ann-Marie Rose Mesquita Adams who emigrated from Jamaica.

The Cosby Show was a popular comedy television series about the Huxtable family, a middle class family in America. So many might question the authenticity of Adams’ claim. However, the facts and pictures should verify the claim.  Adams’s parents and her siblings are similar to each character on the first few episodes of the show. And Bill Cosby, who is facing rape and sexual assault claims, does not.  Cosby has five children. Only four children were in the show.

Sources said the idea for the sitcom and its first few episodes were mainly based on Adams’s family model while they were in Jamaica.

The similarity is seen in the first few characters and the premise in the show, which has a universal theme: a middle-class black family with a favorite daughter.  For example, Heathcliff, ‘Cliff’ Huxtable is based on Adams’ father, who was a government worker and a small business owner in Jamaica. Clair Huxtable, played by Phylicia Rashad, is based on Adam’s mother and sister, who were a housewives.  Cliff and Clair are American citizens. And Adams’s  father and mother, Headly and Minetta,  were Jamaican citizens in the 1980s. They became American citizens in the 1990s.

Adams’s personality was adopted for the character, Denise Huxtable. Her brother, Errol, is Theo and was played by Malcolm Jamal-Warner. Adams’ sister, Andrea, is Vanessa and was played by Tempest Bledstone.  Adams’s younger brother, Tony, was Rudy, clearly changed to a girl in the sitcom. Rudy was played by Kiesha Knight Pulliam.

Adam’s niece, Francesca, was played by Raven Symone, who later joined the show. Other family members who were seemingly represented on the show were Adam’s older sister Marcia and her brother, Lloyd. For Marcia’s, the show added Sabrina LeBeauf, who played Sondra Huxtable. And they added Geoffrey Owens, who played  Elvin Tibideaux. This conclusion is drawn after looking at the cast, sources said. The color scheme or the characters’ complexion tell the story about Adams and her family as an Americanized version of Adams’ family, which would sell better to an American audience.

See photo of the Adams’ s family members, who were used as models for The Cosby Show. Afterward, other characters–also based on family members, were added:

When askethe-cosby-show-family-based-on-jamaican-immigrantsd about this revelation from the Obama administration, Adams said she was not surprised. She’s been likened to Denise in the past. There’s also no need to wait for any validation for that fact, she said.

“The Obama administration presented the facts. I think it’s the decent thing to do so America can correct its past mistake of keeping this a secret,” Adams said. “I thank the Obama administration for doing the right thing.”

The spinoff, A Different World, was based on Adams as a student at Howard University. Her friend Benjamin Baker was played by Kadeem Hardison. Whitley Gilbert’s character was also based on student at Howard.

Rhodes information was corroborated by other  sources in the State Department and other White House staffers, who wanted to remain anonymous.

Rhodes said The Cosby Show and other movies and sitcoms were based on Adams as the central character because she’s an Omen, or a True Biliever in Jesus Christ. She’s clearly a gift from God. She is “the faithful witness of Christians in the face of opposition and or a symbol of hope for a restored people of God.” Most true believer of Christ, Rhodes said, should know what to do with an Omen, who was brought to the U.S. for God’s blessings to rain on us.

According to records, Cosby said the sitcom was based on not his family but on his the standup comedy of Cosby. His bio says the show focused on his observations of family life. That family life, in the beginning of the sitcom, was that of Adams’s life with her father Headly Mesquita, her mother Minetta Nugent and her siblings.

The sitcom came after U.S. President Ronald Reagan visited Jamaica in 1982. Reagan served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Adams and her family were watched like a Nielsen family since the 1980s, sources said. The Cosby Show aired for eight seasons on NBC from Sept. 20, 1984 to April 30, 1992.

As to why television producers and the U.S. government would use Adams’s family for an American sitcom will not be debated by Adams. But she said someone told her that’s why they all came to America to be Americanized.

“I have no problem with that,” she said. “I love America. I have no reason to doubt these facts.”

The Cosby Show ran on NBC from 1984 to 1992

The Cosby Show ran on NBC from 1984 to 1992 and became a huge hit  winning six Emmys, two Golden Globes. It was also rated number one in the Nielsen ratings for five years in a row.

Photo Courtesy of NBC Studios.

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Connecticut Education Reform is Failing Our Students


By Wayne Winsley

The far-reaching and (depending upon who you ask) controversial decision of Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher ordered the state of Connecticut to come up with a new funding formula for public schools, devise clear standards for both the elementary and high school levels, overhaul the state’s system of evaluating teachers, principals and superintendents, and change the way Connecticut funds special education services.

All well and good from the policy side, but let us not forget the other end of the equation. Any real education reform must take the actual students into account.

the-hartford-guardian-OpinionThis court case was launched over 11 years ago. Many of the students who were in school at that time have been pushed through the educational system and we are still paying to feed them either via welfare system or the penal system.

What about the students who are in our schools right now?

What are we doing to help them do better?

As a teacher, (I’m a middle school history teacher), I can say with certainty that whether a school is rich, poor, or in between, there is no “policy” that can make a child study if he or she doesn’t want to.

The dropout rate cannot be substantially reduced without giving students a compelling reason to stick with their education.

Raising student achievement cannot be accomplished without students who are motivated to achieve.

To close the achievement gap, we have to pull from both sides.

Governor. Dannel P. Malloy says, “We know that to improve outcomes for all Connecticut students and to close persistent achievement gaps, we need to challenge the status quo and take bold action.”

I agree 100 percent. It is time to take action to save the students that are currently struggling in too many of our schools.

While the politicians and lawyers bicker about what needs to be done and how to pay for it, we must throw a lifeline to our children that are sinking right now.

As Judge Moukawsher pointed out, Connecticut’s poorest schools are posting results worse than the poorest schools of 40 other states and is no better than the other nine.

Our children deserve better.

To close the achievement gap we must work from both ends. We must give our students the tools to achieve AND we must increase our students desire to achieve.

Wayne Winsley is Executive Director of BraveEnoughToFail.org an educational nonprofit that provides motivational programming and scholarships to in-need schools.

He is also a history teacher at Faith Preparatory Academy in New Milford

 

Wayne Winsley is the Executive Director of Brave Enough To Fail Inc.

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President Obama on Colin Kaepernick: ‘He’s Exercising His Constitutional Right’


 

During a trip to China for the G20 Summit of world leaders, President Obama weighed in on Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem. While the NFL star’s protest has polarized many—with some calling his decision disrespectful to the military, and many veterans speaking out to show their support for the quarterback—President Obama said Kaepernick is “exercising his Constitutional right.”Though he admitted he hadn’t been following the controversy closely, President Obama affirmed Kaepernick’s right to protest.

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“In terms of Mr. Kaepernick, I’ve got to confess that I haven’t been thinking about football while I’ve been over here and I haven’t been following this closely, but my understanding, at least, is that he’s exercising his Constitutional right to make a statement,” he said. “I think there’s a long history of sports figures doing so. I think there are a lot of ways you can do it.”

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Jesse Jackson: Black Voters Have Plenty to Lose With Trump


By Jesse Jackson I New America Media

Race — always a subtext in American politics — has moved center stage in this year’s presidential campaign.

Republican Donald Trump called Democrat Hillary Clinton a “bigot.” Clinton responded by using Trump’s words of racial offense against him.

History suggests both parties have fallen short on racial justice. Jefferson Davis Democrats were slave owners, Confederates, against Reconstruction and members of the violent Citizens Councils and the KKK. They supported legal segregation, and Southern Dixiecrats opposed the Civil Rights Movement.

the-hartford-guardian-OpinionAfter the Civil Rights Act was signed July 2, 1964, Democratic Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina turned Republican in September and began the campaign to convert white Dixiecrats to Republicans. Many of today’s Republicans are old Jeff Davis Democrats!

In 1968 Nixon adopted this Southern Strategy as a road to the White House.

Reagan launched his 1980 campaign with a racial message of “states’ rights” in Philadelphia, Miss., where Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney were murdered for registering black voters.

In 1988, George H.W. Bush introduced us to Willie Horton.

After Barack Obama became president, Republicans introduced 395 new voter restrictions targeting blacks.

Trump continues this tradition not by using “dog whistles” but a foghorn of racism, religious bigotry, sexism and xenophobia.

Trump’s personal history of racial bigotry includes a federal housing discrimination lawsuit; an ad calling for the death penalty of innocent young black males in the Central Park Five rape case; an attempt to discredit Obama’s presidency with the “birther” issue; innuendo suggesting Obama became editor of Harvard’s Law Review because of his race; a campaign demanding Obama’s educational transcripts, implying his admission to colleges rested on something other than intellectual merit; complaints that a judge was unable to treat him fairly in court because of his Hispanic heritage; and promoting false and stereotypical information about the black community.

What do blacks have to lose by electing Trump? He will appoint Supreme Court justices who do not support black interests. He will support racially discriminatory voting laws like North Carolina’s. He will not fix the damage done by the Shelby court decision to the Voting Rights Act. And he will not support a $15 minimum wage.

Blaming black and Democratic officials, this is how Trump addressed their constituents: “You’re living in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed.”

Who can deny there are many unmet needs and problems in urban areas, but that’s not primarily the result of black or Democratic will, ideas or leadership, but of Republican policies!

Democratic and black mayors find themselves governing “the hole” in the donut. The donut’s substance and sugar — the money for these cities — is controlled by congressional Republicans, governors and state legislatures dominated by rural and suburban constituencies.

Failing cities are not the result of liberal and progressive policies. Democratic ideas and programs that were working have been gutted and purposefully discredited, defunded and attacked ideologically by the very Republicans who did the gutting.

Conservative privatization and states’ rights ideologies undercut any ideas or programs that advanced the public good or made us a more perfect union.

There are more black elected officials, but their actual power has been weakened through redistricting schemes of stacking and packing. Policy and budget resources are controlled by Republicans, not Democratic and black mayors!

Blacks haven’t given “blind support” to either party; rather, they have supported both parties when they’ve earned it.

Lincoln and the Radical Republicans earned black support. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, won the Civil War and ended slavery. Radical Republicans supported the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments and Reconstruction.

When Republicans wearied of advancing black interests, less-than-perfect Democrats began earning black support with better opportunities under FDR’s New Deal. Today’s Democrats are more like Lincoln’s Republicans.

Truman desegregated the military; LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, launched a War on Poverty and passed Medicare and Medicaid.

Blacks aren’t giving Democrats “blind loyalty” and don’t have permanent friends or enemies, only permanent interests. Blacks support those who support them, as all intelligent voters do.

Blacks, in coalition, will demand that a Clinton administration more fully address the interests of those most in need as we work to make America greater.

Keep up with Rev. Jackson and the work of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition at www.rainbowpush.org.

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Yard Goats Might Never Play In Hartford


By Josh Norris

HARTFORD — The Hartford Yard Goats’ first season in their new hometown has turned into a disaster.

Dunkin’ Donuts Park was scheduled to be completed in time for Opening Day. Instead as the season winds to a close, the park is still unfinished and—much to the frustration of everyone involved—no work is currently being done to complete it.

With construction at Dunkin’ Donuts Park at a standstill, there’s a chance the Yard Goats won’t ever play a game in Hartford. Eastern League president Joe McEacharn bluntly acknowledged as much at a press conference on Thursday.

“If the stadium is not done,” he said, “baseball will not come to Hartford.”

That was the message at a grim press conference at the still-padlocked DDP, where three parties—Hartford Stadium Authority chairman I. Charles Mathews, team owner Josh Solomon and McEacharn—announced that construction had not yet resumed. The original contractor, DoNo Centerplan, was booted from the project earlier this summer after continued delays. The stadium’s guarantor, Arch Insurance, was called in as a last-ditch effort to salvage at least some of the season.

That effort failed.

On July 22, the Eastern League announced the final set of alterations to Hartford’s schedule, ensuring that the team would play the entire season on the road.

Under Arch, construction at DDP still hasn’t resumed on the list of nearly 200 tasks that have yet to be completed. No general contractor has been selected to do the work, even. Mathews, at the press conference, said that there are two proposals on the table for a resolution—one from the city and one from the Yard Goats. The Hartford Courant reported that Solomon had offered to loan the city money to expedite the completion of the stadium. That proposal was rejected.

“We think we’re better positioned to protect the interests of the city, the taxpayers and the residents, if in fact we proceed with Arch, but we’re at the point now where we have no more time. Arch has to move, as you’ve heard from others, very soon so we get it done,” he said, before hinting at a second option. “But we also have a Plan B. And while there may have been some reports that the city rejected the bid by the Yard Goats, I think it’s fair to say the terms of the proposal from the Yard Goats were not really what we were expecting or what we would agree to.”

The Yard Goats released their planned 2017 schedule last week. Their first home game is slated for April 13 against New Hampshire. However, there’s a possibility the team would again be forced to the road. Obviously, all parties involved would like to avoid that scenario.

“We are fully committed to getting this stadium done and we’re fully committed to ensuring that we can play baseball in April of 2017,” Mathews said. “That’s where we are now, and we think that over the next week a lot of progress will be made or the city will have to decide if they must go another direction. We won’t do that lightly, but we may be forced to go another direction if we can’t conclude our business arrangement with Arch. Time is of the essence and, in fact, we have no more time.”

When asked directly if there was a possibility of baseball never being played in Hartford, McEacharn reiterated his message from earlier in the morning.

“I’m saying that, for 2017, we have to have a specific plan and we have to have a stadium facility, a home site, in place for the Colorado Rockies and the other clubs,” he said. “If the stadium is not ready, we won’t play baseball here in 2017. What goes on in the future, I won’t go out that far.”

Pressed about the possible Plan B, McEacharn first noted a proposed-but-not-disclosed plan from Solomon and the Yard Goats, then raised the possibility of relocating the team.

“One of our Plans B was to require Mr. Solomon and the Yard Goats to create an alternative path and to work with the city, but we will have an alternative path in the event that Arch does not step up and fulfill their obligation. That would be our Plan B,” he said. “My Plan B will be to have a different location available for the team.”

McEacharn declined comment about any possible relocation sites that had been discussed.

Mathews was adamant that he and the city would prefer to continue with Arch as had been scheduled and was confident that the two parties could continue to work together toward a resolution without any extra cost beyond the initial price tag of roughly $63 million.

“One of the reasons we’re pursuing Plan A is we’re certain there won’t be any extra cost to the taxpayers,” he said. “Under Plan A (which is) bringing Arch in, they spend their money, they complete the stadium. If we go with a counterproposal to the Yard Goats, we have to insure that we can still (do it without extra cost). We have to ensure that we still have the revenue necessary to pay off the debt service associated with the bonds that we issued. All that’s being worked out. . . . Our first goal is Plan A, but barring that in a short period of time, we’ll be entering serious negotiations with the Yard Goats on Plan B.”

Both Solomon and McEacharn used their statements to put the onus squarely on Arch, which has not restarted construction in the nearly two months since Centerplan was removed from the job, to complete the stadium. If not, there likely won’t be minor league baseball in Hartford.

“We are at a critical, critical point for (baseball in Hartford) to happen,” McEacharn said. “We’ve lost the 2016 season. That’s been a burden to everybody. It’s been a burden to the city of Hartford, to the people who were going to work here, to the fans, to the Eastern League teams, to major league teams and certainly to the Yard Goats, who played the entire season—unprecedented—on the road. . . . We cannot accept that in 2017 and we will not accept that in 2017.”

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Connecticut Woman Accuses White House of Abuse of Power and Unfair Labor Practices


Updated August 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reportedly asked two White House staffers to resign after learning about their alleged abuse of power, including an illegal entry into an Avon resident’s home last week, according to a source in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement officers in Connecticut and Washington, D.C.

 

According FBI sources and others close to the White House, Malloy asked the two unidentified staffers to resign after they supposedly interrupted an ongoing and unusual recruitment process to hire a Connecticut woman, who was approached by White House staffers and political operatives in January 2014.

 

Local Democrats and Republicans were also involved in the so-called recruitment process and were doing background checks, which they said would last for one year for job candidates considered for an advisory position. The encounter lasted for almost three years.  The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, was told she would begin at the White House on April 16, 2015.

 

When she arrived at the White House, she was blindsided.  She was introduced to a woman, who was presumably hired while recruiters were “still doing research” and at the same time planting stories to discredit her as a strong job candidate. They also worked daily to change her image, including her hair and complexion. Daily micro-aggressions and were given out like sport by them and Malloy’s administration, which blamed the Obama administration for  damages done in the state during the so-called interview that morphed into an extended investigation because of the woman’s personality: witty, feisty and funny. Her knowledge based was instead used for the 2014 and 2016 political campaigns for President Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

 

Nativism, she said, dominated the process, which paranormal investigators extended because they were also influenced by a the hit television show: Scandal. During this unusually long investigation, they were using her varied experiences and skill sets,  rolodex to help solve several attempts to kill her, damage her businesses, stop her from applying to law school, getting a lawyer and applying for other jobs. Officials said they wanted her to be involved in the investigation about her identity and why she has not been hired by the Obama administration. They, including White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes a few Secret Service agents said she was the real Olivia Pope.

 

“After they learned that I was indeed the real Oliver Pope,” she said. “They didn’t finalize the contract, or say why they thought that method of recruiting was used for her. They kept showing me scenes that reflected my life experiences and relationships.”

 

The investigators then focused on what might potentially happen in the future rather than the present, even though the Obamas were already in a committed relationship. And the woman, who has a unique blend of experience in the corporate and nonprofit communities, was held hostage to the investigation to verify her indentify and her relationship to President Obama.  During the investigation, she was also forced to keep up appearances at business meetings, receptions and other gatherings in CT and DC. She was unable to work full time during the so-called investigation.

 

“They stunted my career trajectory almost every day, ” she said. “I wanted the story to come out.”

 

During the lengthy and arduous investigation for a senior position in the Obama administration, someone in the administration suggested that she not work in the White House but as a consultant. The woman’s ideas, life lessons and blue print for her career trajectory were used by White House staffers and friends of the Obama administration, while they held her in her Avon townhouse, which sits tony suburb 12 miles from Hartford, she said. The woman has been in communication, research and political strategy for more than 15 years. Other White House staffers had to interrupt the onboarding process, so that those “recruiters,” who were eventually fired, didn’t have access to additional ideas or intelligence from Adams.

 

After being informed by investigators of this unprecedented breach of White House protocol, law enforcement officials helped the woman filed a complaint for unfair labor practices, which included work without pay, sexual harassment and forced labor.

 

After they discovered the story is true, they abruptly stopped the recruiting process. The woman, who had to be taken out of Connecticut on several occasions because of attempts to kill her, was forced into experimental conditions and hospitals to create medical records. The information was also inform policy and other matters. Before 2014, she was never admitted into a hospital, sources said. She was born in her family’s house.

 

The unidentified woman, who has ties to political elites in Connecticut, New York and Washington, also complained about theft of services and attempts to discredit her as a business owner.

 

Gov. Malloy and Former Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra’s administration also blocked access to ads, grants and contracts to keep her away from the White House. To discredit her claim to be the real Olivia Pope, they deleted Twitter and Facebook followers, stole money, business attire,  luggage,  pictures, IDs,  phones, jewelry, cars and other personal belongings. They continued with other overzealous methods to disrupt her life after the Obama movie was released at the Sundance festival in January 2016, including tampering with her medical records, credit reports and other evidence.

 

While still with in communication for another position, White House sources stressed that she was the real Oliver Pope, a character in the ABC drama, Scandal.

 

The investigators showed her at least 50 scenes in the ABC series that are close to her personal encounters with friends and clients. White House staffers told her that’s why she was a victim of a hate crime. They also identified at least 17 characters in the first three seasons.

 

The investigators began sabotaging her when they realized the woman is indeed the main character who was followed by the State Department since 1988. Several White House staffers thought it was time to reveal the real Olivia Pope, who has little time and resources to actually do this kind of investigation.

 

Thus, sources said, the need to cover up the recruiting process and other incidents by prolonging the investigation. Sources also said several political operatives tried to kill her in innocuous ways because they did not want the story to come to fruition, and they wanted Michelle Obama to stay in the White House–despite the alleged crime.

 

These sources, who feared retaliation, said people have been trying to kill the real Oliver Pope for several years. They also tried to switch the woman’s identity, using Judy Brown as a foil for the real Oliver Pope.

 

It was made clear to the woman that the show’s actress, Kerry Washington, used Judy Smith as a model to prepare for the role. The real Olivia Pope’s identity had to be kept a secret until the end of the investigation.

 

“It doesn’t mean she’s the real person the show is based on,” sources in the Department of State. “This was an effort to correct this misunderstanding looming large in our country today.”

 

During the investigation, at least seven people were fired from the Malloy, Segarra and Obama administrations because of the methods used to uncover this story and the attempts to cover up their findings from President Obama, the First Lady and his close advisors.

 

The perpetrators sometimes used hypnosis and other methods to bring the woman into her Hartford-based business to check for mail and do other matters. Additionally, they would use techniques and devices to interrupt her speech pattern, c and to create flubs during on-air interviews. While she was held hostage in Connecticut and away from the White House, the perpetrators also tried to change her American accents, mannerisms, habits, which were markers of a blending of the middle-class West Indian and African-American cultures that influenced her sensibilities. That’s because the show’s main character is played by an actress, Washington, with a Jamaican mother.

 

The Hartford Guardian reached out to the Justice Department, the White House Communications Office, and the Secret Service press office for comment. They were unavailable at press time.

 

The Hartford Guardian editors and writers were used to help with this investigation. Additional reporter by Lansana Koroma, paranormal investigator and community organizer.

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AARP Honors Rep Baram for Legislative Role


Recognition for Power of Attorney Legislation

HARTFORD — Rep. David Baram was proud to receive a Certificate from AARP recognizing his role as a legislator – attorney in providing advice and guidance in drafting new legislation revising Connecticut’s statute on the Power of Attorney.

Featured picture: Joined by Mike Humes (Associate Director), volunteers Marilyn Diaz and Veda White!

 

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