FULL: James Comey Testifies on Trump, Russia investigation 6/8/2017. In part, James Comey describes President Donald Trump as an untrustworthy person who made him uneasy, unlike any other President Mr. Comey has communicated with, and President Trump asked for loyalty and was vengeful when he received Comey's honesty instead.
In the videos below, in May Trump says he did not ask James Comey for his loyalty but then says it wouldn't have been bad if he did. In June Trump denies asking Comey for his loyalty and asks "who would do that?" and states that he hardly knows the man.
Below is a 1992 video of Donald Trump explaining why loyalty is so important to him, why he asks for pledges of loyalty, and what happens to those who refuse or cross him.
It's fair to say that these videos are not a complete representation of Donald Trump, but they do raise enough question about his character and to what extent he may be lying as President of the United States of America.
"It should be clear to everyone that Russia brazenly interfered in our 2016 presidential election process," Brennan said in his opening statement, "and that they undertook these activities despite our strong protests and explicit warning that they do not do so."
"If the reports are true that the president decided to share classified intelligence with the Russians, then he violated two protocols," Brennan replied. "The first is that this kind of intelligence is not shared with visiting foreign ministers or local ambassadors. It's shared through intelligence channels. The second is that, before sharing any classified intelligence with foreign partners, it has to go back to the originating agency to ensure that revealing it won't compromise sources, methods, and future collection capabilities."
"Because for the last 241 years, this nation and its citizens have cherished the freedom and liberty that this country was founded on," Brennan replied. "Our ability to choose our elected leaders as we see fit is, I believe, an inalienable right we must protect with all of our resources and all our authority and power," he continued. "And the fact that the Russians tried to influence the election so that the will of the American people was not going to be realized by that election, I find outrageous, and it is something that we need to resist."
Meytal Cohen is an Israeli-American drummer and one of the founding members of the American heavy metal band Meytal. She was born in Ramat Gan, Israel and is the youngest of seven children with four sisters and two brothers. Her online video project, which began in 2010, saw Cohen performing drum covers of popular rock and heavy metal songs, and amassing a huge fan base that has resulted in more than 100 million total views. In August 2015, Meytal's first studio album Alchemy was released. Co-produced by Cohen and Sahaj Ticotin, the album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, No. 5 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart and No. 7 on the Independent Albums chart. - Wikipedia
Metyl is one of many women truly making a name for them selves in the music industry. Below is info on a non-profit that helps promote this movement:
Women In Music is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Our seminars, panels, showcases, achievement awards, and youth initiatives celebrate the female contribution to the music world, and strengthen community ties. More info HERE
During the American Revolutionary War, Mary's husband, William Hays enlisted as a gunner in the Continental Army. As it was common at the time for wives to be near their husbands in battle and help as needed, Pitcher followed Hays back to New Jersey during the war's Philadelphia Campaign (1777-78). Hays fought in the Battle of Monmouth in Freehold, New Jersey, on June 28, 1778, a brutally hot day. His wife was present as well, and she made countless trips to a nearby spring to fill pitchers of cold water for soldiers to drink and to pour over their cannons to cool them down.
As legend has it, the soldiers nicknamed her Molly Pitcher for her tireless efforts. But the legend only began with her new name. According to accounts, Pitcher witnessed her husband collapse at his cannon, unable to continue with the fight. She immediately dropped her water pitcher and took his place at the cannon, manning the weapon throughout the remainder of the battle until the Colonists achieved victory. According to the National Archives, there was a documented witness to Pitcher's heroic acts, who reported a cannon shot passing through her legs on the battlefield, leaving her unscathed:
Pitcher remained with the Continental Army until the war ended, then moved back to Carlisle with Hays in April 1783. Following her husband's death, she married a war veteran named John McCauley and worked in the State House in Carlisle. She was honored by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1822 for her wartime services, receiving an award of $40 and an annual commission of the same amount for the rest of her life.
She died on January 22, 1832, in Carlisle, where a monument commemorates her heroic acts in battle.
The pinnacle of Jane's work was on the social and family life of chimpanzees during her time at the Kasakela chimpanzee community in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, in 1960. Jane was able to change the current views on two very popular theories, the first being that only humans were able to construct and use tools and the second being that chimpanzees were strictly vegetarians. Great leaps were made in understanding the social behaviors of chimpanzees due to her research.
Conservation, in any form, mitigates or reverses the negative effects of human activity. Environmental pollution, species extinction and global climate change are all in part results of human mismanagement of the Earth's resources. Jane Goodall has been a champion of conservation and we can all take cue from her and her efforts.
More information on the Jane Goodall Institute can be found HERE.
Ada Lovelace, born December 10th 1815, was a mathematician and writer and best known for her work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. The Analytical Engine used arithmetic logic and integrated memory making it the first general-purpose computer. The logic structure of the Analytical Engine was very similar to what is used in computer design today, some 200 years later.
What sets Ada Lovelace apart is her deep understanding of the potential of these engines (computers). It took another 100 years before Alan Turing, the "Father of Theoretical Computer Science and A.I.", truly recognized Ada's foresight and the significance of her work. Ada didn't just understand how the Analytical Engine worked but she was able to conceptualize applications for this devise. She was a visionary. She understood that the numbers used in the engine could be used to represent more than just quantities and if a machine could manipulate those numbers it could also manipulate any data represented by those numbers. Ada predicted these engines would one day be used to make music, art, and could be used for research and scientific discovery.
Below is a video from TVO; Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing
Google has developed a free Computer Programming game called Blockly Maze and it introduces the concepts behind simple computer programming. You can follow in Ada's footsteps and build your knowledge about algorithms HERE.
A resent study took Open Source data came to the conclusion that women make better computer programmers than men but the stigma associated with coding done my women hold them down. This stigma or gender bias must be broken if we are to continue to make progress in the tech age.
Today, women such as Elizabeth Holmes, Meg Whitman, and Marissa Mayer play key roles in technology. They are the CEOs of Theranos, Hewlett Packard and Yahoo!, respectively.
Other historical women who played roles in the evolution of computer science are Grace Hopper and Adele Goldberg. Women have shared the responsibility of bringing about our technological age and it is time to start recognizing them for their accomplishments.
On February 28th 2017 a Special Election was held for two Senate and one House seat in Connecticut. The balance of the Senate was at stake with this election and could have gone either way. The Democrats up for election were:
Douglas McCrory Senate 2nd District
Greg Cava Senate 32nd District
Dorinda Borer House 115th District
Concepts Forward used Twitter to promote these elections and get voters mobilized. The following ads were run:
Concepts Forward is growing it's listening audience on Twitter and the following is a sample of the reception to our ads:
Democrats win 2 of 3, keep control of General Assembly
Douglas McCrory Senate 2nd District
Eric Berthel Senate 32nd District
Dorinda Borer House 115th District
Democrat Stephanie Hansen went up against Republican John Marino for the 10th district state senate seat in Delaware on February 25th in a special election. Democrat Bethany Hall-Long was recently-elected lieutenant governor and left the seat open. If the Republicans were able to take the seat, they would also stop the Democratic majority in the Senate and possibly impede Democrat Gov. John Carney Jr.
Concepts Forward participated in a 24 hour campaign to aid in the election of Stephanie Hansen, but was not authorized by any candidate or candidates committee. The campaign reached 2,222 people and the promotional video Concepts Forward produced was viewed 775 times. Stephanie Hansen won the election by 2,187 votes.
State Senate 10th District Total Votes Percentage
Stephanie Hansen, Democrat 7,314 58.13%
John Marino, Republican 5,127 40.75%
Joseph D Lanzendorfer, Libertarian 139 1.12%