Last month, President Trump warned of a potential violation notice, saying the city was allowing needles and human waste to go through storm drains to the ocean -- an allegation denied by city officials.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler also sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a letter last week alleging waste left by the homeless in San Francisco and other cities was being improperly handled.
Mayor London Breed says the violation notice contains "mischaracterizations, inaccuracies and falsehoods" and says the city's sewer system is one of the most effective in the country.
California has filed dozens of lawsuits against Trump administration policies.
[Washington Examiner] Legendary operatic tenor Plácido Domingo has resigned from his role as general director of the Los Angeles Opera nearly two months after numerous accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced.
The departure puts the 78-year-old's U.S. career into question, according to the Associated Press. Domingo still has support and performs in venues across Europe.
"I hold Los Angeles Opera very dearly to my heart and count my work to create and build it as among my most important legacies," Domingo said in a statement.
"However, recent accusations that have been made against me in the press have created an atmosphere in which my ability to serve this company that I so love has been compromised," Domingo said. "It is in the best interests of LA Opera for me to resign as general director and withdraw from my future scheduled performances at this time."
Domingo pledged to work to clear his name.
In August, dozens of women accused Domingo of using his powerful position within the opera industry to solicit sexual relationships from them. The Los Angeles Opera announced it would investigate the renowned opera singer in wake of the allegations.
Many of the accusers said Domingo's alleged behavior is an open secret in the industry, but he has used his position and clout to silence and discredit women that accused him of improper sexual conduct.
The OK symbol can't become that fantasy KKK sign without four fingers and a thumb. If the Universal character didn't have normal hands the outraged family should be laughed out of the park and forbidden future admittance as grifters just trying for media attention and/or free passes.
[AlAhram] The Egyptian security forces have arrested the administrator of a Facebook page that published posts advertising the buying and selling of human organs. Egyptian Planned Parenthood affiliate?
According to a statement issued by the interior ministry on Wednesday, the general directorate of information technology observed the posts on the Facebook page, in violation of the law.
The ministry did not reveal the name of the administrator. It, however, said in its statement that the defendant confessed his crimes, noting that he was exploiting patients’ conditions and had established a Facebook page to buy and sell kidneys.
The Egyptian parliament is currently working on amendments to the legislation on organ transplants to organise organ donation.
[9to5mMac]There is controversy today after Apple removed a Hong Kong protest app from the App Store. The developers claim that the app helps people avoid trouble spots and comply with the law, while Apple says that it's intended to circumvent the law.
It's currently unclear whether Apple made its own decision to remove the HKmap Live app, or whether it acted at the request of the Chinese government…
It could be used by protesters who want to evade the police, or it could be used to allow citizens to avoid trouble spots where there is a danger of being caught up in conflicts between the police and protesters. [Although this may be innocent, Apple has been cooperating with the PRC oppression for 2 years now by reducing access to various apps. Similarly Google has assisted the oppression enthusiastically also by providing tracking applications]
[DAWN] Flash-mob rallies broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as anger mounted over police shooting a teenage protester who attacked officers in a dramatic escalation of the violent unrest that has engulfed the territory for months.
A large crowd of demonstrators, including office workers in shirts and suits, mustered in a park and then began marching through the city's commercial district in an unsanctioned rally, chanting anti-police and anti-government slogans.
Hundreds of students also staged a sit-in at the school of 18-year-old Tsang Chi-kin, who was shot in the chest by a policeman as he and a group of masked protesters attacked officers with umbrellas and poles.
The international finance hub has been left reeling from the shooting, the first time a demonstrator has been struck with a live round in nearly four months of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests.
Tuesday witnessed the worst festivities of the summer as China celebrated 70 years of Communist Party rule with a massive military parade in Beijing.
The spiralling violence underscored seething public anger against Beijing's rule and shifted the spotlight from China's carefully choreographed birthday party.
Running battles raged for hours across multiple locations as hardcore protesters hurled rocks and petrol bombs. Police responded for the most part with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon.
Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2018 than they did on the basic necessities of food, clothing and health care combined, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Well the Dems, a bona fide card holder of the Deep State spent tons of money on arranging and then investigating Russiagate and now UkraineGate. All this was U.S. taxpayer money! Fraud at its worst.
[NYP] Ukraine’s former top prosecutor told Rudy Giuliani earlier this year that he was indeed asked to back off any probe of a natural gas company linked to Joe Biden’s son, according to a copy of Giuliani’s notes obtained by Fox News.
During the pair’s Jan. 23, 2019, phone call, scandal-scarred ex-prosecutor Viktor Shokin told Giuliani that his "investigations stopped out of fear of the United States," after a top diplomat asked that he use "kid gloves" in pursuing the company, according to the notes of President Trump’s personal attorney, reported by the outlet.
"Mr. Shokin attempted to continue the investigations but on or around June or July of 2015, the U.S. Ambassador [to Ukraine] Geoffrey R. Pyatt told him that the investigation has to be handled with white gloves, which according to Mr. Shokin, that implied do nothing," the notes from the phone call state.
Shokin was booted from his post in April 2016, amid accusations of corruption, including that his office was blocking major cases against allies and influential figures.
In March 2016, Biden, as vice president, had threatened to cut off $1 billion in guaranteed loans unless Ukraine ditched Shokin.
Per Wiki - U.S. Ambassador [to Ukraine] Geoffrey R. Pyatt was a Soetoro appointee who enjoyed dabbling in regime change. Apparently things may have become a little hot at the Kyiv mission, and in May of 2015 Pyatt was transferred to Greece.
I recommend the Villa Agazini on Corfu for week ends. Great views and excellent security profile.
Geoffrey Pyatt might be someone Bill Barr would wish to talk to, unless of course John Brennan voiced some objection.
Does the concept of citizenship still have any value to these people? Rule of law?
Why is a senior law enforcement officer refusing to enforce the law against criminals?
What is this nonsense about pretending that illegal entry is not a criminal offense?
Do these people really not understand the language in the US Criminal Code (Title 8 U.S.C. § 1325):
Section 1325 sets forth criminal offenses relating to (1) improper entry into the United States by an alien, (2) entry into marriage for the purpose of evading immigration laws, and (3) establishing a commercial enterprise for the purpose of evading immigration laws. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) amended 8 U.S.C. § 1325 to provide that an alien apprehended while entering or attempting to enter the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty.
Sue them. Bad publicity, esp near election, and monetary damages are the only things they understand.
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Someone at DOJ needs to send a message to the chief -
18 U.S. Code § 2384. Seditious conspiracy
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
Fairfax county demographics have overwhelming number of civil service employees in the adult voter roles. The chief is reflecting their political opinions and adding another unscientific proof of how deeply “woke” and leftist our government functionaries have become while enjoying lifetime employment and above average wages and benefits. Liberals have been salting the career ranks for decades.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.