How A Porn Star Can Take Down A President


440px-Official_Portrait_of_President_Donald_TrumpBelow is my column in USA Today on the real danger of the Stormy Daniels case.  The danger in the campaign finance allegation is the fact of the investigation not necessarily the charge itself.  The fact that there is an ongoing investigation presents a more straightforward basis for prosecutors to allege obstruction than in the Russian investigation.

Here is the column:

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How to develop a standard approach to complying with the voluntary C-TPAT guidelines?


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) introduced a major cargo enforcement strategy, the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) in November 2001. A voluntary pact between government and business; C-TPAT is an important layer in firming up the international supply chain and increasing border security. It was created out of the realization that it is only the government agency, the CBP, which can provide security for cargo landing in American shores or destined for overseas locations, and that for it to do so, the players in the international supply chain, such as importers, consolidators, carriers, manufacturers, and licensed customs brokers have to work in close cooperation with it.

Based on the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006; the C-TPAT works by framing agreements with any entity that joins it. This C-TPAT agreement requires such a joining entity to take specific steps aimed at:

  • Protecting the supply…

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Serendipity - Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

Voltaire: “God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.”

Too afraid to laugh? That’s how I feel about the world right now. Although, come to think about it, maybe that’s the way to go out of the world. Laughing my ass off at the sheer lunacy of the human race.

Woody Allen: “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”

My mother used to say this one. I always thought it was one of those old Jewish saying: “Man plans, God laughs.” He may indeed have a plan, but he hasn’t given us a script or even a hint of the outcome. Isn’t that cheating?

Jonathan Davis: “You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same.”

We are a species that deserves to be laughed at. And we take ourselves so seriously. I think if…

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While up in the Coal Region area yesterday, I came across these HUGE earth/coal hauling trucks.  They are known as “Yukes” in this area.  They are massive!  Notice the driver at the lower left compared to the truck.


A better look at this truck.  What they were doing here was reclaiming the Land that once was a “Strip Mine” years ago.  A “Stripie” as they are called is a big hole in the ground used to mine Coal from the near surface.  When all the Coal was taken out, it was left as it was.  A big huge scar in the earth!  Now, slowly, the Land is being filled in to help Mother Nature grow, that was once a waste land.

There are a number of “Stripie Mines” that are still left over from long ago.  A good portion of them are full of water and can be more than…

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