Sunday, October 18, 2015

TAPPER: So, what are you objecting to about Mr. Trump's remarks about 9/11 and your brother?

BUSH: Look, my brother responded to a crisis, and he did it as you would hope a president would do.

He united the country. He organized our country, and he kept us safe. And there's no denying that. The great majority of Americans believe that.

And I don't know why he keeps bringing this up. It's -- it doesn't show that he's a serious person as it relates to being commander in chief and being the architect of a foreign policy.

Across the spectrum of foreign policy, Mr. Trump talks about things that -- as though he's still on "The Apprentice." I mean, literally, talking about Syria, saying ISIS should take out Assad, then Russia should take out ISIS, as though it was some kind of board game, and not a serious approach, is just -- this is just another example of the lack of seriousness.... 

I don't appreciate 9-11 and "The Apprentice" in the same thought process. It is called politics. 9-11 is not politics. It is facts and deaths and a country wrongly at war in Iraq. It definitely is not politics.

The FACTS have been resolved nearly immediately after the Trade Towers fell, the Pentagon burned and a huge jet crashed in Pennsylvania.

It is called negligence, incompetency; but; more than that it was completely ignored as Cheney stated, to Senator Feinstein, "We won't be able to get to that for another six months."  

" brother responded to a crisis..."

No he didn't. The crisis started long before September 11, 2001. He ignored it. He allowed it to happen. 

Face paint for Halloween needs to be recalled because of heavy metals that are dangerous, especially to young children. Do you recall the paint before or after Halloween? 

George Walker Bush NEVER responded to a crisis. At least get that much right. Standing on a pile of rubble is not a crisis, it is what happened when the crisis was ignored.

"Bin Laden Determined to Strike US" (click here)

 "...patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.

The FBI is conducting approximately 70 full field investigations throughout the US that it considers Bin Laden-related. CIA and the FBI are investigating a call to our Embassy in the UAE in May saying that a group of Bin Laden supporters was in the US planning attacks with explosives."

It looks to me as though the CIA and FBI were talking to each other.

Among those investigations was Zacarias Moussaoui the 20th suicide jet passenger. What else did anyone need to know? A hand written memo from Osama?

No, Mr. Bush, your brother did not respond to a crisis. He allowed it to happen.

Take the face paint back to the store. They contain heavy metals absorbed through the skin.

October 18, 2015
By Cody Griffin

Schumer (click here) said parents should beware of any Halloween product that is made in China, as all of the makeups tested had at least one risky chemical in them, like lead or nickel.

“These toxic ingredients can make a child sick, but they’re never listed on the package”, Schumer pointed out, holding up makeup palettes by Rubie’s Costume Company, Wet N’ Wild Fantasy Makers, and Fun World as examples of potentially risky products.
“In testing… 100% of the Chinese imports had one of the bad substances in it. So the best thing consumers can do is avoid anything made in China”, Schumer said.
According to a report conducted by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, 10 out of 10 face paints tested for heavy metals contained lead, and six out of the 10 face paints tested contained nickel, cobalt and/or chromium.
He says parents should check what glitter, lipstick and other cosmetics go on their children’s faces this Halloween.
While lead is banned from makeup in Canada and Europe, it is not banned from makeup sold in the U.S.
“The simply not doing enough to protect our children from these harmful ingredients – and that’s a scary thought”, Schumer said.

The site below will help identifying the dangers of these metals. Please take it seriously. The younger the person the worse the toxins will cause sincere damage. 

It is unbelievable that every type of face paint has heavy metals. What are people thinking when they put these products out for sale? 

Please put the warnings in the media. 

Heavy Metal Poisoning (click here)

...But, if these metals accumulate in the body in concentrations sufficient to cause poisoning, then serious damage may occur. The heavy metals most commonly associated with poisoning of humans are lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. Heavy metal poisoning may occur as a result of industrial exposure, air or water pollution, foods, medicines, improperly coated food containers, or the ingestion of lead-based paints....
October 18, 2015
By Cynthia Roldan

Lawmakers are expected in 2016 to no longer ignore the state’s already weakened infrastructure, which took a beating during recent floods. Brad Nettles/Staff
Columbia -  South Carolina’s lawmakers (click here) are gearing up for what’s going to be a “challenging” and busy legislative session.
Legislators return to Columbia in January, but recent damaging and historic flooding has them facing a costly problem: coming up with the cash to pay for South Carolina’s flood-ravaged roads that were already crumbling.
Before the flood, the S.C. Department of Transportation estimated it needed about $1.4 billion a year for the next 20 years to not only maintain but also improve and expand South Carolina’s roads....

October 18, 2015


Photos (click here) 
  Columbia, South Caolina - Sampson Pringle (click here) stood on the roof of his stalled truck on an unfamiliar road in the pouring rain. With water rising around him, he told his fiancee not to worry because he saw help coming.
Two days later, after the historic flood waters started to recede, his body had washed up on someone's lawn, hundreds of feet away from his truck.
Pringle was one of 10 people who drowned in the flash floods in the Columbia area from Oct. 3-5. Their common denominator: All were in their vehicles, caught off guard by rising water in places they likely didn't expect to flood. Some were out trying to help others.

"Some were going to work. Some were going to someone else's aid. Some people were just caught by surprise. Unfortunately, they all ended up the same place," said Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, who investigated nine of the drownings. "Just stay off the roads when it might be flooding. Water is much more powerful than you might think."
The victims drowned on little-known waterways like Crane Creek or 25-Mile Creek. A few died on waterways so small they have no name. Their bodies weren't found for hours or sometimes days in the chaos happening across Columbia where an inch of rain fell every 30 minutes for hours and hours. Several smaller earthen dams broke, but engineers still haven't been able to piece together which ones failed first and started the chain reaction....

October 18, 2015
By Ellen Thalls

Northwest Arkansas (KFSM)- Historic flooding in South Carolina (click here) earlier this month has left over a dozen people dead and thousands impacted. On Sunday (Oct. 18), one local non-profit sent volunteers to lend a helping hand.
"I can't sleep at night, I have to be there," Volunteer Chadd Landress said.
Landress is one of 100 volunteers Sheepdog Impact Assistance has in South Carolina. Landress has already spent a week in the wreckage and came back to Northwest Arkansas to load more supplies for a second round.
"It's suffocating for the individuals, you can look at a house has mud in it in one room, and it's easy to clean, when it's through the whole house, it's overwhelming, where does an individual begin, where do they start trying to put their life back together?" Landress said.
Sgt. Maj. Lance Nutt is the president of the organization. He said this time their mission is a little different, because the flooding put a hold on immediate outside help.
"We are usually a chainsaw response team, going in within the first 24 to 48 hours and helping clear roads and debris, this one it's more of a humanitarian mission to just deliver some of the basics," Nutt said.
Landress said they'll be taking down water, food and other basic survival items. He said it's the least they can do to help.
"I'm torn to know that somebody is suffering, we're all military, firefighter, police EMT we've all been given such skill, such training to do this kind of stuff, so it's almost like a personal mission, we've got to go out there and utilize those skills, for the betterment of those who are suffering," Landress said.
Landress said the group plans to have volunteers in the disaster area until Oct. 25.

His last hand wave "Good-bye"

Three sons and a daughter of this land, four individuals and four dreams: Lincoln, liberty; Martin Luther King, liberty in plurality and non-exclusion; Dorothy Day, social justice and the rights of persons; and Thomas Merton, the capacity for dialogue and openness to God.

Four representatives of the American people.

I will end my visit to your country in Philadelphia, where I will take part in the World Meeting of Families. It is my wish that throughout my visit the family should be a recurrent theme. How essential the family has been to the building of this country! And how worthy it remains of our support and encouragement! Yet I cannot hide my concern for the family, which is threatened, perhaps as never before, from within and without. Fundamental relationships are being called into question, as is the very basis of marriage and the family. I can only reiterate the importance and, above all, the richness and the beauty of family life.

In particular, I would like to call attention to those family members who are the most vulnerable, the young. For many of them, a future filled with countless possibilities beckons, yet so many others seem disoriented and aimless, trapped in a hopeless maze of violence, abuse and despair. Their problems are our problems. We cannot avoid them. We need to face them together, to talk about them and to seek effective solutions rather than getting bogged down in discussions. At the risk of oversimplifying, we might say that we live in a culture which pressures young people not to start a family, because they lack possibilities for the future. Yet this same culture presents others with so many options that they too are dissuaded from starting a family.

A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it fosters a culture which enables people to “dream” of full rights for all their brothers and sisters, as Martin Luther King sought to do; when it strives for justice and the cause of the oppressed, as Dorothy Day did by her tireless work, the fruit of a faith which becomes dialogue and sows peace in the contemplative style of Thomas Merton.

In these remarks I have sought to present some of the richness of your cultural heritage, of the spirit of the American people. It is my desire that this spirit continue to develop and grow, so that as many young people as possible can inherit and dwell in a land which has inspired so many people to dream.

God bless America!

There is something about fire that is hitting closer to home.

Colder weather is closing in and the use of heaters could be a factor, but, I have noticed Americans dying regularly from house fires. The story at the bottom of the page are three dead children because the mother turned on the stove to heat the house.

October 18, 2015
5:53 PM
CHICOPEE – (click here) An 87-year-old woman and her 60-year-old son were killed in a fast-moving fire that also came close to taking the life of a third family member Sunday.
The fire at 82 Montcalm St. was reported at 7:43 a.m. As firefighters raced from the station, they could already see a plume of black smoke from the fire, Acting Fire Chief Dean F. Desmarais said.
When they arrived, firefighters were told there were people inside and did everything they could to rescue them, but could not safely enter the house, he said....

Oct 18 2015 
06:25:51 PM EDT

Dearborn Heights, Mich - 
The Dearborn Heights Fire Chief (click here) says the mobile home fire that killed a 60-year-old man Sunday morning was likely accidental. The flames started in the back of the home in a bathroom cabinet.
The first happened just after 7 a.m. Sunday, when a neighbor saw smoke and called 911.
"I was afraid that he was in there," Brad Osada said.
The 60-year-old man was inside his mobile home when the fire started.
Chief Dave Brogan said firefighters found the man in the front living room unconscious and pulled him from the burning home. They were able to revive his pulse using CPR, but the man died from his injuries at Oakwood Hospital....

October 18, 2015

Firefighters battled (click here) a two-alarm blaze at a well-known Montgomery County country club Sunday.
The Lulu Country Club in Montgomery County is a total loss after a fire this morning....
...NBC10's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported from the scene that about noon, roughly 100 firefighters were at the clubhouse fighting the blaze. The flames, which tore from the basement through the roof at one point, were knocked down by that point, and firefighters continued to put water on hot spots.
The building's old construction and a lack of a water source nearby created problems for firefighters trying to douse the massive blaze, officials said. Authorities believed the fire originated in the basement of the building and were investigating to determine what caused it later Sunday....

October 18, 2015
Minneapolis  - Friends, family and community members (click here) gathered at a church on Saturday to say goodbye to three young children who were killed in a house fire.
Six-year-old Latorious Thomas, 5-year old Latoria Thomas and 1-year-old Latorianna Thomas all perished on October 4 in a fire that consumed a Minneapolis house their family had just moved into that day.
At their funeral at Elim Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale, a number of pastors spoke, including Pastor Harding Smith who said, "When the kids came from Chicago four months ago - living with grandma - and they came over to the church, I still remember the energy of the little girl running through the church."
The program said Latorious loved activities, sports and money. Latoria loved dancing and watching cartoons. Latorianna, who was about to turn two, loved life and having fun....

From these disasters, we can take away two lessons: Increasing resilience now can build protection for the future, and stressed systems are more prone to disasters.

September 18, 2015
By Noah's S. Diffenbaugh and Christopher B. Field
...But before (click here) everyone gets too excited, it is important to understand this: Two physical realities virtually ensure that Californians will still face drought, regardless of how this El Niño unfolds.
The first is that California has missed at least a year’s worth of precipitation, meaning that it would take an extraordinarily wet rainy season to single-handedly break the drought. Even if that happened, we would most likely suffer from too much water too fast, as occurred in the early 1980s and late 1990s, when El Niño delivered more rainfall than aquifers could absorb and reservoirs could store.
The second is that California is facing a new climate reality, in which extreme drought is more likely. The state’s water rights, infrastructure and management were designed for an old climate, one that no longer exists.

Our research has shown that global warming has doubled the odds of the warm, dry conditions that are intensifying and prolonging this drought, which now holds records not only for lowest precipitation and highest temperature, but also for the lowest spring snowpack in the Sierra Nevada in at least 500 years. These changing odds make it much more likely that similar conditions will occur again, exacerbating other stresses on agriculture, ecosystems and people....

...Add in the fact that the drought and wildfires have hardened the ground, and a paradox arises wherein the closer El Niño comes to delivering enough precipitation to break the drought this year, the greater the potential for those hazards....

"How Pope Francis defines a good political leader."

I found it interesting The Washington Post revisited the words of Pope Francis in relation to leadership. I think that was very wise at a time when Washington has lot it's way.

September 24, 2015
By Jena McGregor

..."A good political leader is one who, (click here) with the interests of all in mind, seizes the moment in a spirit of openness and pragmatism. A good political leader always opts to initiate processes rather than possessing spaces."

The latter sentence recalls a passage from his apostolic exhortation from late 2013. In it, he promoted the idea that political leaders focus too much on the present and on power, when they should be focusing on actions that will "generate new processes in society." He also said, "Giving priority to space means madly attempting to keep everything together in the present, trying to possess all the spaces of power and of self-assertion ... giving priority to time means being concerned about initiating processes."

Perhaps the simpler one for lawmakers to comprehend is his first definition: that good political leaders are the ones who always think of the common good, and who take action with a realistic yet open mind. It's a reminder our elected leaders needed to hear....
A century ago, at the beginning of the Great War, which Pope Benedict XV termed a “pointless slaughter”, another notable American was born: the Cistercian monk Thomas Merton. He remains a source of spiritual inspiration and a guide for many people. In his autobiography he wrote: “I came into the world. Free by nature, in the image of God, I was nevertheless the prisoner of my own violence and my own selfishness, in the image of the world into which I was born. That world was the picture of Hell, full of men like myself, loving God, and yet hating him; born to love him, living instead in fear of hopeless self-contradictory hungers”. Merton was above all a man of prayer, a thinker who challenged the certitudes of his time and opened new horizons for souls and for the Church. He was also a man of dialogue, a promoter of peace between peoples and religions.

From this perspective of dialogue, I would like to recognize the efforts made in recent months to help overcome historic differences linked to painful episodes of the past. It is my duty to build bridges and to help all men and women, in any way possible, to do the same. When countries which have been at odds resume the path of dialogue – a dialogue which may have been interrupted for the most legitimate of reasons – new opportunities open up for all. This has required, and requires, courage and daring, which is not the same as irresponsibility. A good political leader is one who, with the interests of all in mind, seizes the moment in a spirit of openness and pragmatism. A good political leader always opts to initiate processes rather than possessing spaces (cf. Evangelii Gaudium, 222-223).

Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade.

How much do people have to lose and suffer before the country and it's Congress pays attention?

A powerful storm packing heavy rain (click here) and high winds that tore through Washington, Oregon and northern California Thursday killing at least two people, knocking out power for thousands and flooding major roadways, dipped into southern California Friday causing mudslides and evacuations. That same storm is now moving into Nevada and Arizona....

...The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-0 tornado struck a neighborhood in south Los Angeles Friday morning. According to KTLA-TV, the tornado ripped the roof off an apartment building and damaged a daycare center. Witnesses said the tornado lasted less than a minute and sent debris flying through the air. No injuries were reported....

These are climate crisis events. They scream out loud and no one within government in Washington, DC hears. Politics? Really? This isn't going away or is it going to stop. Year after year it gets worse and worse and denial exists for politics. There is a sickness in this country.

Rescuers (click here) threw ladders and tarps across mud up to 6 feet deep to help hundreds of trapped people from cars that got caught in a roiling river of mud along a major Southern California trucking route, a California Highway Patrol official said Friday in what he and other witnesses described as a chaotic scene.

Amazingly, officials said, no deaths or injuries were reported. The people rescued from State Route 58, about 30 miles east of Bakersfield, were stranded in a powerful storm on Thursday evening. They were rescued about 10 hours after the storm hit and taken to three shelters.

"It was terrifying," 51-year-old Rhonda Flores of Bakersfield told The Associated Press on Friday. "It was a raging river mud. I've never experienced anything like it, ever."

Flores said she, her mother and her stepfather were driving back to Bakersfield from her sister's funeral in Utah when the storm hit out of nowhere.

"It started raining, and it kept raining, the water started to build up and the mud started coming," Flores said from the church where she, her family and about 150 other people sheltered overnight. "The water's rushing by, the mud's rushing by, then pieces of trees started coming by and the water was past our doors."...

Read more here:

Drought and water makes mud.

This is a website I thought might be helpful. It covers all sorts of emergencies in the left hand column. It should be helpful to those who talk to people about preparedness. And that is the word that makes all the difference between life and tragedy.

Landslides (click here) occur in all U.S. states and territories and can be caused by a variety of factors including earthquakes, storms, volcanic eruptions, fire and by human modification of land. Landslides can occur quickly, often with little notice and the best way to prepare is to stay informed about changes in and around your home that could signal that a landslide is likely to occur.

In a landslide, masses of rock, earth or debris move down a slope. Debris and mud flows are rivers of rock, earth, and other debris saturated with water. They develop when water rapidly accumulates in the ground, during heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt, changing the earth into a flowing river of mud or “slurry.” They can flow rapidly, striking with little or no warning at avalanche speeds. They also can travel several miles from their source, growing in size as they pick up trees, boulders, cars and other materials.

Landslide problems can be caused by land mismanagement, particularly in mountain, canyon and coastal regions. In areas burned by forest and brush fires, a lower threshold of precipitation may initiate landslides. Land-use zoning, professional inspections, and proper design can minimize many landslide, mudflow, and debris flow problems.
It goes without saying that part of this great effort is the creation and distribution of wealth. The right use of natural resources, the proper application of technology and the harnessing of the spirit of enterprise are essential elements of an economy which seeks to be modern, inclusive and sustainable. “Business is a noble vocation, directed to producing wealth and improving the world. It can be a fruitful source of prosperity for the area in which it operates, especially if it sees the creation of jobs as an essential part of its service to the common good” (Laudato Si’, 129). This common good also includes the earth, a central theme of the encyclical which I recently wrote in order to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home” (ibid., 3). “We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all” (ibid., 14).

In Laudato Si’, I call for a courageous and responsible effort to “redirect our steps” (ibid., 61), and to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity. I am convinced that we can make a difference and I have no doubt that the United States – and this Congress – have an important role to play. Now is the time for courageous actions and strategies, aimed at implementing a “culture of care” (ibid., 231) and “an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature” (ibid., 139). “We have the freedom needed to limit and direct technology” (ibid., 112); “to devise intelligent ways of… developing and limiting our power” (ibid., 78); and to put technology “at the service of another type of progress, one which is healthier, more human, more social, more integral” (ibid., 112). In this regard, I am confident that America’s outstanding academic and research institutions can make a vital contribution in the years ahead.

What is the way forward for a world post 2008 ? Isn't issue a nation's success and not prosperity?

Prosperity is the state of being successful in material terms, flourishing financially, activities of bringing wealth and success.

Is a nation’s prosperity (click here) defined solely by its GDP? Prosperity is more than just the accumulation of material wealth, it is also the joy of everyday life and the prospect of an even better life in the future. This is true for individuals as well as nations. The Prosperity Index is the only global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. It is the most comprehensive tool of its kind and is the definitive measure of global progress.
The Legatum Prosperity Index™ offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world.

Rather than prosperous the world demands activity that is auspicious, a future showing or suggesting success is likely.

Pope Francis forgot to leave a tool for country's to change as a place that cherishes it's people

The Prosperity Index ranks countries according to their performance across eight equally-weighted sub-indexes. The 2014 rankings reveal the most and least prosperous countries in the world.

Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom and Social Capital
It's Sunday Night

"Peace" by O.A.R. (click here for official website)

I don’t wanna fight no more
Only wanna get to shore
Baby, don’t slam the door tonight
We ran another off the tracks
That’s time we can’t get back
But, we can save tomorrow if we try

Oh, 'til we make this right
Oh, I won’t say, "Good night."

I just wanna make you laugh
I just wanna see that smile
Babe, we’re only here, oh, for a little while
I just wanna hold you till we fall asleep
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace

Everybody needs a place
Somewhere that’s warm and safe
A shelter from this crazy world we’re in,
But tonight I let the rain inside
And took away your place to hide
I’m sorry that I made you cry again

Oh, we can make this right,
Oh, kiss me good night

I just wanna make you laugh
I just wanna see that smile
Babe, we’re only here, oh, for a little while
I just wanna hold you till we fall asleep
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace

Yeah, I want peace

Oh, we don't have to fight
Oh, just kiss me all night

'Cause I want peace, yeah

I just wanna make you laugh
I just wanna see that smile
Babe, we’re only here, oh, for a little while
I just wanna hold you till we fall asleep
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace

I just wanna make you laugh
I just wanna see that smile
Babe, we’re only here, oh, for a little while
I just wanna hold you till you fall asleep
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace,

I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace

Fracking is not worth the damage it causes.

Leave the land alone. It is far more productive to use it for fruit trees and tourism than anything that can be returned by drilling or fracking.

This is no minor issue to the USA or its' leases. There is going to be lot of movement around these new studies in DC. Lower reserves means lower value to leases. It also has to be taken into account for the USA strategic reserve. This is a very big deal.

Banks made loans based upon the return on investment.  

Those investors that removed their financial exposure to petroleum stocks for moral reasons, congratulations. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Sacramento, CA

Orange orchard above the Monterey Shale in California

(AP) - A new study (click here) plays down the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits.
Federal energy experts in 2011 estimated the Monterey Shale formation overall to hold a staggering 14 billion barrels of recoverable oil.
A study out Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey is the latest to deflate those boom estimates. The new study says that the most productive part of the giant Monterey formation has just 21 million barrels of oil recoverable by fracking. That's in addition to 393 million barrels recoverable by conventional drilling.
The Monterey Shale not long ago was regarded as a game-changer in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown has resisted calls from environmentalists to ban fracking.

Kindly keep in mind the old oil estimates were conducted under a corrupted Mineral and Mining Management department. They would bump up estimates to stave off the advancement of alternative fuels while supporting the idea the USA had vast amounts of gas and oil to obtain by fracking. 

That simply is not the truth. Globally Peak Oil was 2005 and if any of these bloated assessments were included in that year, then Peak Oil occurred far before 2005.

Predicting higher returns on oil investments also maintained an investment pool. If the oil was drying up, why invest? 

The part of the espionage act applies to no currently a candidate for President of the United States of America.

The gross negligence has to be willful to cause harm. There is nothing in the circumstance of any server containing State Department emails that harmed the USA. There was some talk that the FBI was tracking down a potential breach due to Russian hackers, but, that is not gross negligence. Hacking is a crime against the USA. It has nothing to do with anything that is relevant. 

Hillary Clinton would never do anything to harm the USA. Never. 

Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.