Senator: “Let Me Repeat… The US Helped Bomb A DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS CHOLERA TREATMENT FACILITY”

According to MSF, the clinic in the city of Abs was empty at the time and no patients or medical personnel were injured or killed in the attack, but the building—which the group says was clearly marked on its roof as a healthcare facility—is now completely non-functional and operations have now been suspended in the area.

“This morning’s attack on an MSF cholera treatment center (CTC) by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition (SELC) shows complete disrespect for medical facilities and patients,” declared João Martins, MSF’s head of mission in Yemen. “Whether intentional or a result of negligence, it is totally unacceptable. The compound was clearly marked as a health facility and its coordinates were shared with the SELC. With only half of health facilities in Yemen fully functional, nearly 10 million people in acute need, and an anticipated outbreak of cholera, the CTC had been built to save lives. MSF has temporarily frozen its activities in Abs until the safety of its staff and patients is guaranteed.”

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Morning Joe Plays Softball With Senator McCaskill

In yet another blatant display of liberal media bias, we humbly submit for your consideration interview questions for Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill from Thursday’s on Morning Joe.

Interviewing a member of the prestigious Senate Armed Services Committee should be a real chance to dig for details about the chance for peace in Korea or perhaps they even ask her about the collapse of ObamaCare in Missouri? Wrong. Leave it to MSNBC to spoil a grand opportunity to dig deeper into those pressing issues in favor of questions clearly designed to bash Republicans and the democratically elected President of the United States.

 

 

Overall, the interview resulted in a total of eight questions. Two dealing with Rudy Giuliani, one about the “breaking down of the foundations that we were built on”, one about impeachment, two about Puerto Rico, one about Gov. Greitens, and a real softball (no pun intended) about the St. Louis Cardinals.

Thereafter, the fawning session begins with Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski asking not just once but twice about how she perceived Rudy Giuliani’s comments about adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Furthermore, after Brzezinski came just short of praising McCaskill, Brzezinski visibly plead with her: “How does anything actually move forward for this country, for the people of your state, in an atmosphere like this, which is breaking down the foundations that we were built on, that this country is supported by?”

If you were hoping the interview would steer into policy that’s important to millions of Americans, it was anything but the case. Just moments after Brzezinski lambasts the direction of the country, Brzezinski gave way to John Heilemann, who sounds more like a tinfoil hat wearer spouting conspiracies’ than a journalist.

As the interview derailed into a “Republican bash session” to which MSNBC is infamous for, one couldn’t help but think of the millions of Missourians who are living paycheck to paycheck and could care less about comments Rudy made or the unlikely impeachment of a man they supported by a 19-point margin. According to the progressive Urban.org, premiums in the Kansas City and St. Louis regions have risen between 30 percent and 40 percent for the bronze plan, and as high as the upper 40 percent and 50 percent increases for the gold plan. As marketplace premiums drive up the cost of healthcare in Missouri, a significant number of counties have been left without insurers or only one as choice continues to dry up for most vulnerable Americans.

Consequently, sticking to the substantive issues that are dearly important to millions of Americans the liberal media again prove just how out of touch and what little concern they have for the folks in flyover country. At least the Cardinals are in playoff contention, right Joe Scarborough?

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Conspiracy Theory Proven Fact as Cops Remove Senator from Walmart Converted into Detention Center

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In 2015, Snopes attempted to fact-check “rumors” that “began to swirl in April 2015 when several Walmart stores around the U.S. were abruptly closed due what Walmart claimed were “plumbing problems.“ Walmarts in Pico Rivera, CA, Livingston, TX, Midland, TX, Brandon, FL, and Tulsa, OK, all suddenly closed their doors, with Walmart corporate announcing that some of those outlets would be shuttered for six months or more. We now know, even though Snopes has not updated its web page, that at least one of those Walmarts is a detention center to house children of immigrant families.

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) attempted to enter the converted Walmart in Brownsville, TX to inspect the living conditions of immigrant children who had reportedly been separated from their parents and were rumored to be kept in cages and concrete floors of the converted Walmart. Merkley streamed live on social media his attempt to enter the facility but was denied entry by Homeland Security.

All the windows and doors to the facility—which is a shuttered Walmart—have been blacked out with window tinting. Merkley arrived and was immediately asked to leave by a female government worker.

One of the country’s most powerful lawmakers then demanded to speak with a supervisor. Instead of complying with his wishes in the name of transparency, the shadowy government workers called Brownsville police on the U.S. Senator. After 10 minutes of waiting and being confronted by local police, he was denied entry and forced to leave.

Later, in a Facebook live video, Merkley remarked:

When an organization has something to hide, not allowing members of congress to see it, in a democracy, is completely unacceptable…What’s going on is an effort to prevent the press from being able to report to the American people what is happening. And that’s simply unacceptable.

Later on in the video he added:

So far, as far as we know, no member of Congress has actually been allowed to see what’s going on with this program.

The detention facility is run by Southwest Key Programs, who promptly issued an apology to the Senator from Oregon on Wednesday for disallowing Merkley entry to its converted Walmart on Padre Island Highway in Brownsville. The statement reads:

We regret having to turn away Senator Merkley at our Casa Padre shelter. The U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) prohibits any facility from allowing visits that have not been approved by them, even if it is a U.S. Senator. With ORR approval, Southwest Key shelters have welcomed elected and other public officials at our facilities in the past, and will continue to do so, because we are proud of the caring environment we provide these children. We have reached out to the Senator and connected with his staff because we would like to see this happen.

After the video began gaining traction, the White House lashed out at the senator, claiming that he is “spreading blatant lies” about the reality of the situation.

“Senator Merkley is irresponsibly spreading blatant lies about routine immigration enforcement while smearing hardworking, dedicated law enforcement officials at ICE and CBP,” deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox News.

“He voted against closing the ‘catch-and-release’ loopholes used by child smugglers, and his reckless open borders policies are responsible for the permanent separation of thousands of American families who have been forced to bury their loved ones,” Gidley added. “No one is taking a public safety lecture from Sen. Merkley, whose own policies endanger children, empower human smugglers and drug cartels, and allow violent criminal aliens to flood into American communities.”

What’s more, DHS press secretary Tyler Houlton said Merkley was actually able to visit the facility—in spite of the video showing otherwise.

“At 2pm on a Friday, the Senator asked to visit a secure DHS facility over the weekend where children are present and we worked with him to provide him access,” Houlton said. “This presented obvious and serious privacy concerns – not to mention disrupting operations. He was able to visit the facility on Sunday.”

That never happened.

According to Merkley, however, he says that he’s actually been inside another one of these facilities in which he witnessed hundreds of children being kept inside cages.

“When I was at the center at McAllen Border Station, this is the processing center, earlier and I was admitted there and I did see the people, hundreds of children locked up in cages there at that facility,” Merkley said in an interview with CNN. “They have big cages made out of fencing and then wire and nets stretched across the top of them so people can’t climb out of them.”

After the White House issued the statement on Merkley allegedly spreading lies, Merkley Communications Director Ray Zaccaro fired back and insisted the White House be more transparent on what’s going on with these children.

“The White House is smearing Senator Merkley because they can’t defend their indefensible policy of snatching children from their parents,” Zaccaro said. “Senator Merkley and his staff saw children in cages yesterday at the DHS processing center. We still have no idea what’s happening in the detention center where reportedly up to a thousand children are being held, since they refused the Senator’s request to go inside.”

Even if Merkley is doing all this as a means to smear Trump or garner political support, the reality of the situation is that children have been documented by politicians and local news crews during the Obama administration being kept in cages. 

Photo: McAllen, TX, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) tour of processing center.

Sadly, these children are being used as pawns in a political game as rivals bicker over how to handle them while ignoring real factors that would curb criminal immigration.

As the Free Thought Project reported, Ron Paul provides penetrating wisdom on truly effective ways to deal with the situation, while providing a financial benefit and removing a giant injustice being perpetrated by the U.S. government.

End the war on drugs.

From the Ron Paul Institute:

“Likewise, the 40 year war on drugs has produced no benefit to the American people at a great cost. It is estimated that since President Nixon declared a war on drugs, the US has spent more than a trillion dollars to fight what is a losing battle. That is because just as with the welfare magnet, there is an enormous incentive to smuggle drugs into the United States.

We already know the effect that ending the war on drugs has on illegal smuggling: as more and more US states decriminalize marijuana for medical and recreational uses, marijuana smuggling from Mexico to the US has dropped by 50 percent from 2010.”

This view is backed by data from the U.S. Sentencing Commission. In fiscal year 2015, illegal immigrants were responsible for 75 percent of federal drug possession charges.

Amusingly, both Sean Hannity and PolitiFact confirmed this. Data show that the ‘illegal alien” category accounted for “1,640 of 2,181 total convictions (75 percent) in which the primary charge was simple drug possession.”

It is important to note that a rise in gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala has caused a massive influx of immigrants seeking refuge lately. They are coming in by the thousands in an attempt to escape this violence. Instead of looking at the cause of this violence, however, US policy is to separate immigrant children from their parents while prosecuting the adults—and this is supposed to somehow be a solution.

Paul also points out the burden of free medical benefits, food assistance, and education given to illegal immigrants which amounts to about $100 billion a year. Granted, many of them are part of the workforce in sectors such as agriculture, but not paying taxes and sending money back to Mexico creates a significant imbalance.

Instead of wearing the badge of the “largest prison population in the world” and continue to convert Walmarts into detention centers, the United States could begin eliminating the national debt, reduce crime, foster personal liberty, and drastically decrease criminal gangs that flourish from prohibition—and all it would have to do would be end the war on drugs.

Sadly, at least for now, it appears that these dinosaurs in DC think that caging children, ripping them out of their parents arms, and repeatedly deporting them at the expense of the taxpayer, is the only solution. Thanks government.

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NPR’s Nina Totenberg Celebrates ‘Quiet Rage’ and ‘Bad-Assery’ of Hawaii Feminist Senator

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After Mocking Senator’s Face, Jimmy Kimmel Takes Ted Cruz Dare to Play One-on-One Hoops

On Thursday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the ABC host reveled in Ted Cruz’s Twitter reaction to his routine mocking Cruz’s face as looking like an ugly blobfish at the NBA playoffs in Houston. Cruz (quote-tweeting our NewsBusters article) challenged Kimmel to a one-on-one basketball game for charity. Kimmel accepted, and repeated his joke about Cruz as a blobfish, and as Herman Munster.

We were thrilled when Cruz quote-tweeted our blog about Kimmel mocking Cruz’s face and his basketball savvy. 

Kimmel replied: “I like this idea. I’ll accept on one condition – we both wear VERY short shorts.”

Cruz retorted: “As Borat demonstrated conclusively, NOBODY wants to see that. And ABC would probably be fined by the FCC! How ‘bout this: you dress yourself, I’ll do the same. Play to 10 (by ones), win by 2.”

Kimmel then joked “Crop tops?” Cruz said “Never mind the dress code. We can play to 10, or 21, or 50, your choice. @adamcarolla can provide color commentary….” Kimmel recounted all of this on video (but aww, where is the NewsBusters link in the senator’s first tweet, ABC? I suppose that would be too much to ask.) 

Airing this exchange shows Cruz as a good sport, but Kimmel repeated the joke about the blobfish and then added that he Googled “how to guard a blobfish.” He joked that if they played to 50, “we’ll both be dead,” and joked maybe “I sacrifice myself for the good of the land.”

“Why he wants to do this, I have no idea!” Kimmel told his crowd. “You really want to play basketball against a talk show host? You already lost an election to a reality show host, isn’t that enough?”

He added “Who needs to watch LeBron James and Kevin Durant again when we could instead focus on two out-of-shape white men in their 50s with little to no athletic ability instead? So yes, Ted Cruz. I do accept your challenge.”

“I know you played basketball when you were younger. I saw a picture of you from your high school yearbook” — and then Kimmel showed a black-and-white photo of Herman Munster in a basketball uniform. First, Cruz was Grandpa Munster, and now he’s Herman? 

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Michigan state senator testifies to his "serious concerns" about the health risks of cell phones, WiFi routers, and smart meters


Image: Michigan state senator testifies to his “serious concerns” about the health risks of cell phones, WiFi routers, and smart meters

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Concerns about soon-to-be-everywhere 5g technology (and really, WiFi and cellphone radiation in general) are on the rise. Studies continue to point to a substantial number of health risks associated with exposure to the radio-frequency (RF) radiation and electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation these kinds of things emit. Despite the growing body of research which shows radio-frequency radiation is a human health hazard, the mainstream media and other puppets of the tech industry have been quick to try and shut down the conversation about what kinds of ill effects may await us beyond the gates of wireless technology. But, in the U.S., one lone senator stands apart — demanding that these obvious health risks be tackled head-on before the rolling out of an even more potent network tech (5g) gets rolled out nation-wide.

Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) took to the Senate floor to address the risks of wireless tech, and to urge his colleagues to vote against a set of bills which would hasten its expansion. Is it really that hard to convince people to exercise caution when heading down an unknown road?

Senator warns against budding wireless tech

Senator Colbeck is a former aerospace engineer and self-described “early adopter” of all things tech — another reason why his warnings about the potential dangers of RF and EMF radiation shouldn’t simply be thrown to wind.

Colbeck reportedly made the statement, “Our primary concern as legislators is not convenience, nor economic growth, per our Michigan constitution, the public health and general welfare of the people of the state are supposed to be our primary concern.” If only more politicians thought that way…

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As the senator noted in his address, there are well-documented concerns about the risks of 5g tech and EMF radiation, along with current concerns about cellphones and RF radiation. Among these risks are cancer, neurological problems, immune system disorders, and reproductive harm — nothing to sneeze at, that’s for sure.

In Gateshead, Endland, scientist Mark Steele has already reported on a spike in insomnia and stillbirths ever since EMF-emitting streetlamps were installed around town.

What’s going to happen when the new 5g network is rolled out, and EMF radiation reaches an all-time high?

Why is all this tech so toxic?

Cellphones are known to emit what’s called “RF radiation,” or “radio-frequency radiation,” though they aren’t the only devices to do so. It’s not the same kind of radiation that’s emitted from nuclear disasters, but it is nonetheless harmful.

As sources explain, “The higher the frequency, the greater the risk to health. For example, microwaves are very-high-frequency radiation, and they can pose a significant health risk. Many cell phone towers operate in the microwave range.”

This is bad news; experts are already saying that the radiation emitted from wireless tech and devices are highly damaging in amounts well below the safety threshold laid out by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). “The guidelines are clearly insufficient,” Senator Colbeck contended. He added that non-thermal effects need to be accounted for, too.

5g networks will be up to 10 times faster than current 4g technology — but that speed comes at a price. As Colbeck reportedly explained, 5G networks operate in the 24 to 90 GHz spectrum — a substantially higher frequency than the 2.4 to 5 GHz frequencies found in current Wi-Fi networks.

For 5G to work, it will likely require one “small cell” tower for every 2 to 10 homes — a much, much higher density than current cell tower distribution. Cell towers have already been linked to health problems as it is — what will happen when there’s one on every corner?

Recent research has shown that the radiation emitted from wireless devices causes cancer — and scientists already know that it can “excite” your cells by heating them. It’s clear that there is a risk, yet no caution is being taken.

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When Senator John F. Kennedy Tried to Get a Young Reporter Named Tom Wolfe Fired

LYDON: I want to go back to this, the novelist as reporter. There’s a wonderful picture in Time magazine (Lydon referring to a November 1998 cover story on Wolfe), I’d never seen it before, 1958, you and John F. Kennedy, 40 years ago, a politician on the make and a newspaper reporter from the Springfield Union on the make. You’re a Yale Ph.D in American studies, doing reporting. And it’s been, you know, 40 years now that you’ve been just watching this stuff. How do you do it?

WOLFE: Well, that particular scene that you mentioned, it was taken outside the Springfield armory in Springfield, Mass. The armory used to be a major manufacturer of rifles, particularly for the United States military. And Kennedy when I interviewed him was Senator Kennedy, the year was 1958 …

LYDON: Getting re-elected that year …

WOLFE: … yes, right, and he had been asked to come to Springfield to see if he could do something to keep the government from getting rid of the armory. The armory had become kind of redundant by now, and so he met with a group of Springfield businessmen and the Springfield mayor, a man named Danny Brunton, and he was saying to them, this is the gist of what he was saying, he was saying, look, we’ve got to be just like these Southern politicians, these Southern senators and congressmen, they just grab whatever they feel like it of government money and they’ll make a gym for a university and name it after themselves, but that’s the way you have to play the game and that’s what we have to do to save the armory. 

At which point one of his aides said, senator, did you realize that there’s a reporter in the room (Lydon laughs) and that was me. There was one reporter, me. And (Kennedy) said no, then he turned to me and he said, this is all off the record. So rather timorously I said, well, there’s 25 Springfield business leaders here and the mayor, I don’t see how I can keep it off the record. And he said, well, it’s off the record.

So afterwards he came up to me and took me outside, he said look, I know your publisher, I know your editor really well …

LYDON (astonished; like Wolfe, a former reporter): Wow!

WOLFE: … I know that they would never want anything like this to appear in their paper and jeopardize the future of the armory. So I said, my hands are tied, I’m sorry, this is something that has happened in front of a lot of influential people in Springfield. So I went ahead and wrote the story and about a week later, Larry O’Brien, who later became postmaster general of the United States, one of Kennedy’s longtime aides (and Springfield native), came to the Springfield Union where I worked and complained to the editor that I had violated an off-the-record embargo and in effect tried to get me fired. But fortunately my editor was a Republican and he seemed to rather like me and so it didn’t cost me. But that’s what we were talking about in that picture.

LYDON: Isn’t that interesting …

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Senator Richard Pan is pushing a bill that would make it a "crime" for anyone to question vaccines


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Fake News. The term that didn’t even exist five years ago has now become everybody’s favorite way to suppress free speech. The latest person to jump on the censorship bandwagon is California’s Senator Richard Pan, the very same politician who has already done untold damage by mandating vaccinations for all Californian schoolchildren with his infamous SB277 bill of 2015.

As reported by Natural Health 365, Senator Pan has proposed a new bill entitled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan,” which would make it a crime to raise questions about any “official story” put forth by the government. That, of course, would include the official vaccine story, namely that all vaccines are good, safe and side effect free, and that a healthy nation is a vaccinated nation. (Related: The dirty history of Big Pharma’s scientific censorship, oppression and destruction of human knowledge.)

Why SB1424 is dangerous

Natural Health 365 explained how this bill would threaten free speech and the right to question the official vaccine narrative:

Any person operating an Internet site in California would be obligated to develop a strategic plan to verify any news stories shared on the site. The plan must also have measures to mitigate the spread of false information by using fact-checkers to verify the stories and provide outreach to social media users. A “fake news” warning must be placed on any news story that contains false information.

The bill, if it passes, will require agencies of the California government to develop numerous laws for its enforcement, including penalties for so-called “speech criminals.”

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If, for example, someone in the independent media published a story about the dangers of vaccines and their toxic ingredients, that person would have to include a warning that the content was fake (since it deviates from the “official” story), or risk penalties for being a speech criminal. (Related: Find out what they’re hiding from you at Censorship.news.)

Censorship disguised as a form of “protection”

And just who would get to decide what is right and wrong, true and false? Where will these official “fact checkers” come from, and which way will their viewpoints be slanted? After all, we are all biased for or against things based on our own life experiences. (Related: Mainstream media fails to expose government censorship of news.)

Breitbart News noted:

It is not clear who would appoint the “fact-checkers.”

Currently, Facebook uses fact-checkers approved by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), an organization run by the Poynter Institute, which in turn is funded, in part, by George Soros’s Open Society Foundation and other liberal organizations.

It would be easy for government agencies to eliminate all sources of opinion that deviate from the official narrative by first targeting the largest organizations and news outlets that routinely express non-mainstream opinions, and slowly working their way down to the smaller organizations and finally to any individual who dares to express a contrary opinion.

Slowly but surely, censorship is being presented as a wholesome way to control the facts that we are all exposed to – a way to protect us from fake news and the spread of misinformation. It is important to recognize, however, that we have the right to hear both sides of every story and form our own conclusions.

Government interference like that which would surely arise from the implementation of proposed bill SB1424 strips us of the right to assess the validity of information for ourselves – a right which each one of us should cherish.

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Trash Company, Owned by a Senator, Using Cops to Shake Down Poor Families Unable to Pay Bills

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York County, PA – A garbage company owned by a state senator has come under fire for using the police to intimidate and search the homes of hundreds of families who have fallen behind on their trash bills, by filing writs of execution and threatening the sell their homes.

Penn Waste, the trash company owned by State Senator Scott Wagner, has executed 263 writs of execution against homeowners and residents who have fallen behind on paying their trash bill since 2016. The extreme legal measure forces police to go into a person’s home, take an inventory of their belongings, and threaten to sell those items at auction should the homeowner not be able to scrape up enough money to pay their past-due trash bill.

According to a report from the York Daily Record, most clients’ past-due bills are small but with court costs, the small trash bills end up being costly. Wagner’s political opponents are using Penn Waste’s writs of executions to run attack ads against the legislator but we at TFTP do not engage in political attacks. We simply believe the practice of employing a legal measure to force police into extorting taxpayers to collect bills from private corporations is simply abhorrent.

Many trash companies around the country, like Republic Services, simply stop providing trash service to clients who refuse to pay their bills. They even take back their trash bins, leaving the homeowner to place the trash on the ground. The simple measure causes the trash to pile up around someone’s home, or forces them to carry the trash in their vehicles to a trash bin nearby. Both methods are smelly alternatives to regular trash pick-up so most people figure out a way of disposing of their trash or simply catching up on their trash bills.

Penn Waste, however, seems to be the only trash company in Pennsylvania asking the courts to make a judgment against clients, and then using an extreme measure to employ police officers to enter a person’s home while threatening to take their goods for sale at auction to pay for the bill. Some homeowners do not cooperate with police, at which time police use locksmiths to gain entry into their homes to conduct the inventory.

Most people simply pay the officer the overdue trash bill and are allowed to preserve their belongings from being sold at court-ordered auctions. Some Pennsylvania residents are fighting back, decrying the practice to the media. Joe and Christina Kirby shared their story with USA Today.

Often sick and in the hospital for months at a time, the Kirby family owed $160 on their trash bill and had fallen behind on making their payments. One day, Christina called Joe in a panic to tell her husband the police were conducting an inventory of their possessions for potential sale at auction to satisfy the bill.

The York County Sheriff’s Officer on the scene had already inventoried their 11- and 16-year-old vehicles and he wanted to come inside to have a look around. Joe rushed home, met the officer and paid the bill, which had climbed to $650 with court costs. Even though the Kirby’s said they paid $200 in February, the police officer showed up nonetheless, demanding payment.

“The Kirbys are now speaking out and calling the ordeal shameful. “It was really demeaning to us,” Joe Kirby said. “If there’s any route around not using Penn Waste…we’re 100 percent going to cancel them.”

The practice of obtaining writs of execution is not limited to Penn Waste, apparently. Several Pennsylvania homeowners associations also use the practice to obtain past-due bills. However, the overarching question remains, “Is it fair?” Should government be in the business of threatening to sell a person’s possessions at auction on behalf of private companies such as a homeowner’s association or a trash collection company? Whose property is private if government has a right to sell it if a citizen refuses to pay or cannot pay for whatever reason? The answer to those questions may be as unsettling as the collections practice itself.

If the government can come and take your belongings because you have not paid your cable bill, for example, then those possessions don’t seem to belong to you in the first place. The entire practice of using writs of execution to place liens on someone’s property—which is what homeowner’s associations do—is reminiscent of how communist countries like Cuba operate.

In the tiny Caribbean country, people own no property whatsoever, including their own bicycles. At any time, the Cuban government can come and take back a bike, a horse, a cow, or a car for that matter. How is that practice any different from what is taking place in Pennsylvania when someone falls behind on their trash bill? In essence, one’s property is only theirs if they are current on their payments.

In response to the Kirby’s story, Penn Waste issued the following statement, which puts the blame for legal action on the client:

If a customer is unable to pay their bill, we give them multiple opportunities, both before and after legal action is initiated, to set up a payment plan that is acceptable for both parties.

Penn Waste claims their writs of execution are rarely used:

In extreme cases, if a customer continuously refuses to satisfy a judgment entered against them by the court, Penn Waste will pursue enforcement of the judgment through the execution process, which can eventually result in a Sheriff’s levy and sale of property.

Again Penn Waste appears to blame the customer, as their statement continues:

At the point of the sheriff’s sale, on average, the customer has been given nine months to satisfy their obligation to us. Penn Waste provides an important service to this community.

The trash company makes no apologies for getting the judicial system involved, even though other businesses use debt collection companies to do so. They write:

We do not think it is unreasonable to utilize the judicial system to collect money owed to us for services we have already provided.

As stated earlier in the article, other trash companies do not engage in such extreme legal measures as a matter of principle. We couldn’t help but make the analogy between the way Penn Waste’s uses writs of execution to satisfy judgments and the way law enforcement agencies use civil asset forfeiture schemes.

As TFTP has reported, police can and do confiscate property belonging to citizens to be sold at auction if they deem the valuable goods eligible for confiscation. Since Penn Waste’s owner is a Pennsylvania legislator, the lines between public and private are more unclear.

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