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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Blaming Deflation | Zero Hedge

Blaming Deflation | Zero Hedge



Submitted by Alasdair Macleod of GoldMoney.com,
With the Eurozone going to the extreme of negative interest rates and the IMF belatedly revising downwards their expectations of US economic growth, deflation is now the favored buzzword. It is time to untangle myth from reality and put deflation in context.
Keynesian and monetarist economists commonly use the word to describe the phenomenon of falling prices, or alternatively a rising value for money. Deflation is loosely meant to be the opposite of inflation. But the term inflation originally applied to an increase in the quantities of currency and credit, not to the rise in prices that can be expected to follow. The definition has drifted from cause to supposed effect. Taking its cue from this transfer of definition, deflation is now taken to describe falling prices, usually linked to failing demand, and not a contraction of money in circulation.
Keynes decided that falling prices discourage consumers because they are likely to defer their purchases. He also argued in his Tract on Monetary Reform that deflation benefited the rentier class at the expense of the borrower, calling to mind an image of the idle rich enjoying a windfall at the expense of the hard-working poor. Keynes and his followers subsequently developed this argument against falling prices to justify government intervention as the remedy. No recognition was given to the normal process where stable money leads to lower prices, the hallmark of genuine economic progress. Sound money became tarred with the deflationary brush and ruled out as a desirable objective.
The deflation problem according to another economist, Irving Fisher, is that the losses suffered by businesses from falling prices can lead to collateral being liquidated by the banks, feeding into a debt-liquidation spiral and ultimately banking failure. Fisher was describing the natural response of banks to a widespread slump, and not the normal course of business in a sound money environment.
However, while swallowing Keynes' and Fisher's arguments central bankers are ignoring the law of the markets, commonly referred to as Say's Law. It states that we make things to buy things so you cannot divorce consumption from production, and money is just the temporary lubricant for the process.Tinkering with monetary value solves nothing. This was the accepted wisdom before Keynes turned it on its head in the 1930s. Today governments and central banks think they can do better than markets by monetary intervention and state direction. The result is businesses that should fail are supported and uneconomic activities promoted. And when this support operation shows signs of collapsing, we are told it is deflation.
If the word has any meaning, it is nothing of the sort: markets are merely trying to embrace reality and cleanse themselves of the accumulated distortions. The fact that this cleansing process has been suspended, at least since the Reagan/Thatcher era of the early 1980s, warns us that the accumulation of distortions is great; so great that when they are corrected Irving Fisher's warning about slumps will be proven to be correct.
The marker of course is the accumulation of debt, which strangles everything. My conclusion is that use of the term deflation is passing off the accumulating problems created by government and monetary interventions as the failure of markets.


Blog: IRS contracted with email archiving company in 2005

Blog: IRS contracted with email archiving company in 2005



IRS contracted with email archiving company in 2005

Is that a smoking gun  I smell?  It turns out the IRS contracted with a company that provides email backup services starting in 2005.  This first came to light in the Twitter feed of moregenr, who noticed that the IRS appears on the client list ofemail  archiving service provider Sonasoft.


This was was picked up by Peter Suderman of Reason, who writes:
The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005,according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for "automatic data processing services." Sonasoft's motto is "email archiving done right," and the companylists the IRS as a customer.
In 2009, Sonasoft even sent out a Tweet advertising its work for the IRS. 
The exact details of the service that Sonasoft provided to the IRS aren't clear. But the company advertises its email archiving solution as "ideal for small and medium businesses, government agencies, school districts, nonprofit organizations using Microsoft’s Exchange Server." And a document posted on its website describing its services says that its system "archives all email content and so reduces the risk of non-compliance with legal, regulatory and other obligations to preserve critical business content." 
Hat tip: Clarice Feldman

Government Advertised In JANUARY For “Escorts” For 65,000 Illegal Alien Children To Be “Resettled” | Weasel Zippers

Government Advertised In JANUARY For “Escorts” For 65,000 Illegal Alien Children To Be “Resettled” | Weasel Zippers



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This particular ad ran in FedBizOpps in January with RFI for “Escorts” for 65,000 unaccompanied alien children.
This is the relevant description:
Procurement Type: Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought
Title: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children
Classification Code: V- Transportation/Travel/Relocation
NAICS code: 561612
Primary POC: Rachel Ali, Contract Specialist/ Rachel.Ali@ice.dhs.gov
Secondary POC: Tony Ross, Contracting Officer/ Tony.Ross@ice.dhs.gov
A. Introduction
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has a continuing and mission critical responsibility for accepting custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from U.S. Border Patrol and other Federal agencies and transporting these juveniles to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters located throughout the continental United States. ICE is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50% via commercial air. Escort services include, but are not limited to, assisting with: transferring physical custody of UAC from DHS to Health and Human Services (HHS) care via ground or air methods of transportation (charter or commercial carrier), property inventory, providing juveniles with meals, drafting reports, generating transport documents, maintaining/stocking daily supplies, providing and issuing clothing as needed, coordinating with DHS and HHS staff, travel coordination, limited stationary guard services to accommodate for trip disruptions due to inclement weather, faulty equipment, or other exigent circumstances. In emergency situations, the Contractor shall be called on to provide temporary shelter locations (such as trailers) with shower facilities for juveniles who are pending placement with HHS when bed space is unavailable nationwide for extended periods of time. The Contractor shall provide temporary guard services and other support as necessary during these emergencies.
You can view more of the document here.
This advertisement raises a lot of questions. There is a lot of specificity reflected in this document that seeks to deal with an influx that hadn’t as yet happened. How could they know 65,000, even breaking down the percentages that would be covered by ground, charter and air transportation?
Having received a lot of flack for the influx of illegals, there are some in the Obama regime who are now trying to suggest, oh, of course, the children will be deported after the initial emergency crush is addressed. But if that is so, why the reference to “Office ofRefugee Resettlement
What is the mission of the Office of Refugee Resettlement?
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides new populations with opportunities to maximize their potential in the United States, linking people in need to critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.
The purpose is not to take care of them and then ship them out, the purpose of the ORR is, in their own words, to resettle them and integrate them into the United States. The language is already defining them as “refugees” making it clear the administration’s desire to have them stay, before they even arrive, before any individual case for asylum is even considered.
The very language confirms the Obama regime 1) knew with specificity a huge influx was on the way and 2) they intended them to stay.
Troubling to say the least…

Friday, June 20, 2014

This Little Known Chinese Herb Kills 12,000 Cancer Cells For Every Healthy Cell : Conscious Life News

This Little Known Chinese Herb Kills 12,000 Cancer Cells For Every Healthy Cell : Conscious Life News



Today, odds are that you have had/have cancer, or know somebody who does. In Canada, approximately one million Canadians that were alive at the beginning of 2009 have had a cancer diagnosis in the previous 10 years. Two out of every five Canadians will develop cancer within their life time, and one in every four will die.(3) In the United States, one out of every two men, and one out of ever three women will become infected with cancer.
These rates have continued to skyrocket since we started recording them and more people are starting to ask questions and observe the environment we choose to surround ourselves with on a daily basis.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

“Children Immigrants” An Impending Issue For Miami-Dade Schools « CBS Miami

“Children Immigrants” An Impending Issue For Miami-Dade Schools « CBS Miami



Carvalho asked the board for support to request funds from the federal government for those children, known as unaccompanied children immigrants, primarily from Central America to cover their costs in school.
The board will request $1,950 per year per child in addition to what the state already puts in.
Local representatives are in full support of the move.
“I think we’ve seen this before .. with the rafter crisis and Haitian community.. another wave where we having a wave of immigrants and the super is doing the right thing,” said State Representative Manny Diaz.
“It’ unsustainable and unless the feds step in, we are going to find ourselves in a very big crisis,” said State Representative Jose Felix Diaz
In the past nine months 50,000 unaccompanied children immigrants have crossed our borders with smugglers who know they can cash in on kids who receive much more lenient consideration at the border. The children are in Texas, California, Arizona and in three local South Florida shelters.


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Devil's Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Devil's Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Devil’s Bridge is a term applied to dozens of ancient bridges, found primarily in Europe. Most of these bridges are stone or masonryarch bridges and represent a significant technological achievement. Each of the Devil's Bridges has a corresponding Devil-related myth or folktale.
Local lore often wrongly attributes these bridges to the Roman era, but in fact many of them are medieval, having been built between 1000 and 1600 AD. In medieval times some Roman roads were themselves considered beyond human capabilities and needs, and therefore had to have been built by the devil


The Dumbest Thing Said About the Washington Redskins Controversy (Yet) | Washington Free Beacon

The Dumbest Thing Said About the Washington Redskins Controversy (Yet) | Washington Free Beacon



Liberals love to mock conservatives for “overreacting” to perceived threats against free speech, and for warning of “slippery slopes.” And yet the steady stream of left-wing hysteria targeting Steven ColbertOrange is the New BlackTrader Joe’s and the Rolling Stones, to name a few recent examples, is a constant reminder that there are crazy people on the left who are largely sympathetic to this nonsense.

Cuban, Venezuelan Dissidents Harassed at UN Panel | Washington Free Beacon

Cuban, Venezuelan Dissidents Harassed at UN Panel | Washington Free Beacon



Cuban-American Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.), a staunch opponent of the Obama administration’s recent overtures to Cuba, condemned the arrests in a statement.
“In yet another unsurprising act of oppression, the Castro regime, in a massive crackdown, has violently arrested Cuban pro-democracy leaders Jorge Luis Garcia Perez ‘Antunez,’ Yris Perez Aguilera, Ladies in White leader Berta Soler, Angel Moya, and dozens more,” she said. “These arbitrary detentions are another somber reminder of the dictatorship’s forceful grip on the island in attempts to silence courageous leaders who seek democracy and freedom.”
“The Obama administration must immediately condemn this new repressive wave and stop providing concessions to the Castro regime,” she added.

Cuban, Venezuelan Dissidents Harassed at UN Panel | Washington Free Beacon

Cuban, Venezuelan Dissidents Harassed at UN Panel | Washington Free Beacon



Teppa’s story mirrors dozens of other cases of arbitrary detention and torture documented by human rights groups monitoring the situation in Venezuela, where more than 40 people have died in protests since February. Student demonstrators blame the administration of President Nicolas Maduro for rampant crime, inflation, shortages of basic goods, and the silencing of all dissent.
U.S. lawmakers have been pressing the Obama administration to impose U.S. visa and asset bans on Venezuelan officials who perpetrated human rights abuses. Bipartisan legislation that directs President Barack Obama to do so passed the House last month.
The aunt of detained opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez also spoke on the UN panel. Lopez has been held in a military facility since February and now faces more than 10 years in prison on charges of damaging public property and inciting crime, accusations by the government that are widely viewed as politically motivated.
“They [the Venezuelan government] are accusing him of having used subliminal language inciting people to take to the streets, and having killed the students; it was not him, but the police!” Julieta Lopez said.

Cuban, Venezuelan Dissidents Harassed at UN Panel | Washington Free Beacon

Cuban, Venezuelan Dissidents Harassed at UN Panel | Washington Free Beacon



Cuban and Venezuelan dissidents were reportedly harassed this week by officials from their authoritarian governments while participating in a panel at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, according to a watchdog group.
The dissidents testified on Tuesday at the council in Geneva about abuses committed by their countries’ governments, including arbitrary arrests and torture of detainees. Government delegates from Cuba and Venezuela—current members of the council despite accusations that they perpetrate systematic human rights abuses—shouted at the members of the panel and accused them of being part of a U.S.-funded conspiracy to undermine their rule.

Clinton Donor Bans Free Beacon From University of Arkansas Archives | Washington Free Beacon

Clinton Donor Bans Free Beacon From University of Arkansas Archives | Washington Free Beacon



A Hillary Clinton donor who serves as dean of the University of Arkansas libraries has banned the Washington Free Beacon from the school’s special collections archives, after the news outlet published revealing stories about Hillary Clinton based on documents available at the university library.

» City Official Admits Border Patrol Fronting Cash to Bus Illegals Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

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Articles: AMERICA: Imagine the world without her

Articles: AMERICA: Imagine the world without her



The film opens July 4, Independence Day -- a nice touch -- a celebration of what is great about the country, even in the teeth of a man who is trying as hard as he can to wrest failure from the most enduringly remarkable endeavor in the history of the globe.

Articles: AMERICA: Imagine the world without her

Articles: AMERICA: Imagine the world without her



I highly recommend the new Dinesh D'Souza salvo at truth, optimism and the melioration of the endless lies proffered by the leftatariat who preach in the nation's wholly-owned radicalized college campii (my version of the plural form -- don't bother with Webster's or Wiktionary).

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lawmaker: If CNN can interview Benghazi suspect, why can't FBI? - CNN.com

Lawmaker: If CNN can interview Benghazi suspect, why can't FBI? - CNN.com



Washington (CNN) -- A Republican lawmaker demanded Wednesday to know why investigators have not captured or killed any of the suspects in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, pointing out that CNN was able to find a man who some say was the ringleader in the assault that left the ambassador and three other Americans dead.
Eight GOP lawmakers are asking that incoming FBI Director James Comey brief Congress within 30 days about the investigation. They say the administration's inquiry into the September 11, 2012, attacks in Libya has been "simply unacceptable," according to a draft letter obtained by CNN.

TaxVox » Blog Archive IRS Has New Woes in Congress; Taxes in Minnesota Pay Off » TaxVox

TaxVox » Blog Archive IRS Has New Woes in Congress; Taxes in Minnesota Pay Off » TaxVox



House Republicans would slash IRS funding. Their fiscal year 2015 financial services budget includes roughly $11 billion for the IRS. This would cut $341 million from the agency’s current budget, and is $1.5 billion less than the White House request. - See more at: http://taxvox.taxpolicycenter.org/2014/06/18/irs-new-woes-congress-taxes-minnesota-pay/#sthash.UJWx2HJq.dpuf

Isis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Isis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Magic[edit]

It was said that Isis tricked Ra into telling her his "secret name" by causing a snake to bite him, the antidote to whose venom only Isis possessed. Knowing his secret name thus gave her power over him. The use of secret names became central in many late Egyptian magic spells. By the late Egyptian historical period, after the occupations by the Greeks and the Romans, Isis became the most important and most powerful deity of the Egyptian pantheon because of her magical skills. Magic is central to the entire mythology of Isis, arguably more so than any other Egyptian deity.
Isis had a central role in Egyptian magic spells and ritual, especially those of protection and healing. In many spells her powers are merged with those of her son Horus. His power accompanies hers whenever she is invoked. In Egyptian history the image of a wounded Horus became a standard feature of Isis's healing spells, which typically invoked the curative powers of Isis' milk.[16]




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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

¡DURO GOLPE AL ESTÓMAGO! Por la mega crisis los venezolanos comen cada vez menos

¡DURO GOLPE AL ESTÓMAGO! Por la mega crisis los venezolanos comen cada vez menos



A finales del año pasado los hogares venezolanos habían reducido “el consumo aparente diario per cápita” de harina de maíz (-16,5%); pollo (-7,4%); plátano (-7,38%); arroz (-10,5%); leche (-4,6%); pasta (-7,7%); carne vacuna (-7,3%); pan (-1,8%) y papa (-2%).




Monday, June 16, 2014

On immigrant surge, White House story falls apart | WashingtonExaminer.com



On immigrant surge, White House story falls apart | WashingtonExaminer.com




As it turns out, the Republican explanation does withstand a whole lot of scrutiny. Recent days have been filled with anecdotal reports, from local news outlets in Central America to major American newspapers, citing immigrants who say they came because they believe U.S. law has been changed to allow them to stay. And now comes word that Border Patrol agents in the most heavily-trafficked area of the surge, the Rio Grande Valley sector of Texas, recently questioned 230 illegal immigrants about why they came. The results showed overwhelmingly that the immigrants, including those classified as UACs, or unaccompanied children, were motivated by the belief that they would be allowed to stay in the United States -- and not by conditions in their homelands.

On immigrant surge, White House story falls apart | WashingtonExaminer.com



On immigrant surge, White House story falls apart | WashingtonExaminer.com




President Obama's DACA decree -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allowed thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in this country if they came at a young age -- created, in effect, a magnet for young people to try to enter the U.S. illegally.

As the World Cup action begins, Brazil's hard-fought democracy is under threat | Lucia Nader and João Paulo Charleaux | Comment is free | theguardian.com

As the World Cup action begins, Brazil's hard-fought democracy is under threat | Lucia Nader and João Paulo Charleaux | Comment is free | theguardian.com



What began as a bus fare protest in the city of São Paulo blossomed into a national movement against poor public services, state institutions and police brutality



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State Dept's Psaki Declines to Say Terrorism on the Rise

State Dept's Psaki Declines to Say Terrorism on the Rise



On Monday at the State Department daily briefing, spokeswoman Jen Psaki declined to say that Islamic extremists are on the march, in light of al Qaeda affiliate ISIS invasion of Iraq as an attempt to establish a "caliphate. 

When asked directly if terrorism is on the rise Psaki replied, "I wouldn't put it in those terms." 




Lion, tiger and bear all live together at Noah's Ark Sanctuary in Georgia

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mega Buzz: A True Blood Tragedy, Falling Skies' Hybrid and Sleepy's New Monster - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com

Mega Buzz: A True Blood Tragedy, Falling Skies' Hybrid and Sleepy's New Monster - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com



This week's recommendation:  @midnight (12/11c on Comedy Central) Chris Hardwick's comedy game show is a hilarious and witty nightly romp that's mastered the art of audience participation. Check their Twitter feed for the nightly hashtag.

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Arizona Republicans threaten action over immigration - The Washington Post

Arizona Republicans threaten action over immigration - The Washington Post



Arizona officials are threatening legal action to stop the Obama administration from moving hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Texas to their state after a surge of illegal border crossings swamped immigration officials in the Rio Grande Valley.
The U.S. Border Patrol has acknowledged flying hundreds of migrants from Texas to Tucson and Phoenix, where many have been dropped off at Greyhound bus stations. Last week, immigration agencies began sending hundreds of undocumented minors apprehended while crossing the border to a holding facility in Nogales.
Arizona officials say they were not notified before the transports began.


If Universal Health Care Is The Goal, Don't Copy Canada

If Universal Health Care Is The Goal, Don't Copy Canada



The heated and often emotionally charged debate over the Affordable Care Act(aka Obamacare) hasn’t subsided despite it being the law of the land for more than four years. Indeed, with the VA scandal, continuing problems in the rollout of aspects of Obamacare and the upcoming mid-term elections, the likelihood of increased acrimony is high.
One aspect of the health care debate in the United States that is, unfortunately, riddled with misinformation is the state of Canada’s single-payer health care system. Too often advocates of Canadian-style health care in the U.S. present limited or even misleading information about the true state of Canada’s health care system and worse, often times present the ideal of Canadian health care rather than its reality.
It’s first important to recognize that a single-payer model is not a necessary condition for universal health care. There are ample examples from OECD countries where universal health care is guaranteed without imposing a single-payer model.
Amongst industrialized countries — members of the OECD — with universal health care, Canada has the second most expensive health care system as a share of the economy after adjusting for age. This is not necessarily a problem, however, depending on the value received for such spending. As countries become richer, citizens may choose to allocate a larger portion of their income to health care. However, such expenditures are a problem when they are not matched by value.
The most visible manifestation of Canada’s failing health care system are wait times for health care services. In 2013, Canadians, on average, faced a four and a half month wait for medically necessary treatment after referral by a general practitioner. This wait time is almost twice as long as it was in 1993 when national wait times were first measured.
Wait times are not a general characteristic of universal health care countries. The Commonwealth Fund’s research consistently shows that Canada has longer wait times than a number of other countries with universal health care. For example, in 2010, 41 percent of Canadian patients waited for two or more months for a specialist appointment compared to only five percent in Switzerland. Further, 25 percent of Canadians waited for four months or more for elective surgery compared to just five percent in the Netherlands. There is also evidence from the OECD showing that some nations with universal access health care systems—Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Korea, the Netherlands, and Switzerland—report no problems with wait times.
Long wait times in Canada have also been observed for basic diagnostic imaging technologies that Americans take for granted, which are crucial for determining the severity of a patient’s condition. In 2013, the average wait time for an MRI was over two months, while Canadians needing a CT scan waited for almost a month.
These wait times are not simply “minor inconveniences.” Patients experience physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and lost economic productivity while waiting for treatment. One recent estimate (2013) found that the value of time lost due to medical wait times in Canada amounted to approximately $1,200 per patient.
There is also considerable evidence indicating that excessive wait times lead to poorer health outcomes and in some cases, death. Dr. Brian Day, former head of the Canadian Medical Association recently noted that “[d]elayed care often transforms an acute and potentially reversible illness or injury into a chronic, irreversible condition that involves permanent disability.”
New research also suggests that wait times for medically necessary procedures may be associated with increased mortality. recent report concluded that between 25,456 and 63,090 Canadian women may have died as a result of increased wait times between 1993 and 2009. Large as this number is, it doesn’t even begin to quantify the possibility of increased disability, poorer quality of life, and mental stress as a result of protracted wait times.
As Americans struggle with determining the next steps for health care reform, whether that means continuing to tweak the ACA or “repealing and replacing it,” they should keep in mind that the success of any reform depends in part on the degree to which facts dominate fiction and ideology. Discussion of the Canadian model is worthy of inclusion in such a debate, but more in terms of “what to avoid” than as a model for reform. The reality of Canadian health care is that it is comparatively expensive and imposes enormous costs on Canadians in the form of waiting for services, and limited access to physicians and medical technology. This isn't something any country should consider replicating.


Border Patrol Agents Threatened With Criminal Charges For Speaking To Reporters - Fox Nation

Border Patrol Agents Threatened With Criminal Charges For Speaking To Reporters - Fox Nation



By Kristin Tate, Breitbart News
HOUSTON, Texas—A surge of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has left federal resources and facilities overwhelmed. Most of the new migrants are children from Central America. In the aftermath of Breitbart Texas releasing photos showing minors warehoused in crowded U.S. cells, Border Patrol agents in Texas have been instructed not to speak to media outlets.



The Associated Press (AP) obtained an email from Eligio "Lee" Pena, an assistant patrol agent, that ordered more than 3,000 agents to not speak to reporters about the "humanitarian crisis." The email allegedly said that reporters are likely to press for details and "may try to disguise themselves" in the process."



Pena's email went on to warn agents that they could be disciplined or even charged with a crime if they speak to media, according to the AP.


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