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“Protests”

By Patrick Van Roy On September 6th, 2020 at 1:19 pm

Dozens of news outlets published content that either justified or explained away rioting and looting in the initial weeks of unrest following the police custody death of George Floyd in late May, a Daily Caller News Foundation review found.

While President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have both condemned rioting and looting, major news outlets such as CNN and MSNBC have appeared to downplay the unrest that has gripped American cities in the months following Floyd’s death, in one instance describing a scene as “mostly peaceful” as fires raged in the background.

The desperation……

By Patrick Van Roy On September 5th, 2020 at 11:56 pm

Less than a week ago a “Poll” came out that said Biden had a 4% lead over Trump with Active Duty Military, then “The Atlantic” the news magazine of choice…. If you live in upper Manhattan that is other than that I’d lay dollars to Donuts you don’t know anyone that’s ever actually seen the Magazine ? A true collection of pablum with a very specific singular group in mind….. and it isn’t joe sixpack, or anyone that would ever have a member of their family as an “Enlisted Serviceman”. How droll, this elite little rag however does sit however on the coffee tables or at the very least next to “The Loo” of very wealthy Democrat Donors add to that that it is held in High Regard as a Magazine that once was. This makes a very essy place to drop a balloon to see if it has legs and have more “pinash” coming from The Atlatic or straight out of the NYTs.

The Biden Campaign, planted the story so Uncle Joe can go and get all offended an angry (Joe does those well) and DEMAND that Trump APOLOGIZE to all Gold Star Families and every Vet that ever served by gum……

Then John Bolton, who just tried to throw Trump under the bus with his book comes out and says…. “I was with him all day, he never said anything of the kind the story is crap”…… and the balloon turns to lead.

Donald Trump has resupplied our Military bringing it back from the desolation Obama/Biden left it, depleted, unfunded, and unsupplied with a VA that let you die before you were seen.

Trump fixed what couldn’t be fixed. The Dems never carry the Military anyway, but nice try. Take another swing batter you might hit one…..

For Discussion

By Patrick Van Roy On September 2nd, 2020 at 8:45 pm

A breakdown and good information on the Rittenhouse situation. It’s a couple of days old but with this conversation still raging here, I’m sure each of you will find a nugget or two to support your varying views.

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A little Tucker to start the day

By Patrick Van Roy On September 1st, 2020 at 2:10 pm

NY State Run Healthcare

By Patrick Van Roy On August 31st, 2020 at 8:10 pm

Head of New York Medical Clinics Sentenced to 156 Months in Prison for Multimillion-Dollar Money Laundering and Health Care Kickbacks Scheme

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 156 months in prison today for his role in a vast multimillion-dollar health care kickback and money laundering conspiracy.  

Aleksandr Pikus, 45, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ann M. Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York.  Judge Donnelly also ordered Pikus to pay $39.4 million in restitution and to forfeit $2,614,233.  On Nov. 15, 2019, after a two-week trial, Pikus was convicted by a jury of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, two counts of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to pay and receive health care kickbacks and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States by obstructing the IRS. 

“For nearly a decade, Aleksandr Pikus stole millions of dollars from the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs in a major healthcare kickback, money laundering and tax fraud scheme,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.  “This significant sentence holds Pikus accountable for his leadership role in this scheme and reflects the Department’s commitment to protecting our valuable federal healthcare programs and their beneficiaries from this kind of fraud.”

“The defendant’s key role in an elaborate scheme to steal and conceal tens of millions of dollars from the Medicare and Medicaid programs, was staggering in scope and deserving of the significant punishment he received today,” stated Acting U.S. Attorney DuCharme.  “This office takes very seriously its obligation to protect government funds that provide vital medical coverage counted upon by individuals and families who qualify because of their low income, disability or advanced years.”

“Pikus was the kingpin running a massive money laundering and kickback health care fraud syndicate,” said Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge for the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  “Now, like others who plot to steal from government health programs, he is paying a heavy price for his crimes.  Along with our law enforcement partners, we will continue to root out individuals who steal vital taxpayer-provided health funds.” 

“The defendant’s greed and desire for money drove him to perpetrate crimes against our healthcare system and prey upon the vulnerable in our society.,” stated IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Larsen. “Justice has been served and IRS-CI will continue to work alongside our counterparts to uncover these schemes to hold these criminals accountable for their actions.”

According to evidence presented at trial, Pikus and his co-conspirators perpetrated a scheme through a series of medical clinics in Brooklyn and Queens over the course of nearly a decade, which clinics employed doctors, physical and occupational therapists, and other medical professionals who were enrolled in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  In return for illegal kickbacks, Pikus referred beneficiaries to these health care providers, who submitted claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

Pikus and his co-conspirators then laundered a substantial portion of the proceeds of these claims through companies he controlled, including by cashing checks at several New York City check-cashing businesses.  Pikus then failed to report that cash income to the IRS.  Instead, Pikus used the cash to enrich himself and others and to pay kickbacks to patient recruiters, who, in turn, paid beneficiaries to receive treatment at the medical clinics.  The evidence further established that Pikus and his co-conspirators used sham shell companies and fake invoices to conceal their illegal activities.

More than 25 other individuals have pleaded guilty to or been convicted of participating in the scheme, including physicians, physical and occupational therapists, ambulette drivers, and the owners of several of the shell companies used to launder the stolen money.

The Sandmann

By Patrick Van Roy On August 26th, 2020 at 8:15 pm

The Democrats’ choice to let our cities burn.

By Patrick Van Roy On August 24th, 2020 at 3:06 pm

The leaders of the Democratic Party think they are destroying America in order to save it. Our nation’s urban revival, of which New York City was the preeminent example, was one of the great successes of the last few decades. Now this achievement is in danger as the costliest civil unrest in American history drags on, enabled by the deliberate fecklessness of Democratic leaders.

Nightly riots and assaults in Portland, massive organized looting in Chicago, and escalating violence in NYC and elsewhere are still ongoing as police are pulled back. The destruction and pillaging have devastated local economies already wounded by the Chinese coronavirus.

The Democrats who run our cities have stood by and allowed them to be ravaged, and many people and businesses have had enough and are leaving. Years of economic development and crime reduction are being undone by the incompetence and malice of Democratic leaders, motivated by a mix of ideology and cynicism.

Democrats Are Undoing Years of Progress

4 more days of faery tales and bull

By Patrick Van Roy On August 24th, 2020 at 3:24 am

We’ve just suffered 4 days of the Democrats cheering themselves and lying to the people. Now we are about to have 4 days of the Republicans cheering themselves and lying to the people.

Everything said, promised, vowed, spewed forth in  any manner last week or this week mean nothing. The crap doesn’t even pretend to stay on the tires the second the rubber hits the road.

This election seems to have a nice extra layer of both fantasy and vitriol. If the election is settled come election day, which I highly doubt. Whenever the blood settles only one side is going to be metaphorically still standing.

There are 73 days until the vote, then the lawsuits over the ballots. The only way a legal battle will be avoided is total sweep by one side or the other.

I find the conventions as a waste of time, all they are is a big party for the apparatchiks of the parties nothing is ever set or decided at them that’s all done by a very few on each side and they hand out the script.

So if you didn’t suffer last week, you’ll find reason to suffer this week. Either way to think we will learn anything new from either side is a well practiced exercise in futility.

Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination, Vows to End ‘Darkness’

By Patrick Van Roy On August 21st, 2020 at 12:44 pm

BREAKING

By Patrick Van Roy On August 20th, 2020 at 3:02 pm