Attorney Clevenger is a persistent attorney. He may succeed in bringing out information regarding Seth Rich before the Hague Court. It is not clear whether such testimony would be recognized in the U.S. Courts. Nonetheless, this could be interesting in showing whether the information obtained from the DNC computers might be a hack by Russians or an inside job download by a staffer.
[CitizenWells] Julian Assange testimony requested in Rich v Fox News August 5, 2020, Seth Rich involvement in DNC email and document leak, UK court per Hague Convention
"Ms. Sines’s testimony flatly contradicts the FBI’s claims that (1) it did not investigate matters pertaining to Mr. Rich; (2) it did not examine his computer; and (3) it conducted a "reasonable" search but could not locate any records or communications about Mr. Rich. Specifically, Ms. Sines’s testimony flatly contradicts the affidavit testimony of FBI Section Chief David M. Hardy."...Attorney Ty Clevenger March 29, 2020
"I repeatedly asked U.S. Attorney John Durham and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate whether Mr. Hardy lied under oath, and in an April 22, 2020 letter Mr. Horowitz wrote that he referred my complaint to the FBI’s Inspection Division. Was Mr. Hardy forced out?"...Attorney Ty Clevenger July 22, 2020
"Re: Seth Rich, keep an eye on the National Security Division of the Justice Department. As you can see from the federal complaint, the NSD ignored a FOIA request that I filed back in 2018 for records about Seth Rich. And look at Paragraph 16, plus Exhibit 8. I think NSD is playing a bigger role in the "Russian hacking" narrative than most of us understood. By sending Seth Rich records there, it’s easier to keep things classified. So why would a "street robbery" investigation need to be classified?"...Attorney Ty Clevenger July 22, 2020
JOEL RICH AND MARY RICH,
FOX NEWS NETWORK, LLC, MALIA
ZIMMERMAN, AND ED BUTOWSKY
August 5, 2020.
REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO THE
HAGUE CONVENTION OF 18 MARCH 1970 ON THE TAKING OF EVIDENCE
ABROAD IN CIVIL OR COMMERCIAL MATTERS
"The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York presents its compliments to the Senior Master of the Royal Courts of Justice, and respectfully requests international judicial assistance in accordance with the Hague Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters ("Hague Convention"), as implemented into English law by the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975
(the "1975 Act"), to obtain evidence in England to be used in the above-captioned judicial proceeding. Specifically, this Court requests that the Senior Master, by the proper and usual process of your Courts, direct Julian Assange, located at Prisoner #A9379AY, HMP Belmarsh, Western Way, London SE28 0EB, United Kingdom, to appear for testimony."
"This Request is being made to obtain testimony from Julian Assange for use at trial in the above-captioned matter in relation to the source of the DNC emails and documents released by WikiLeaks in 2016; WikiLeaks’ response to Mr. Rich’s murder; and WikiLeaks’ communications with Mr. Rich and members of Mr. Rich’s family."
"Fox News seeks testimony in response to the following specific questions:
1) What was Mr. Assange’s role (if any) in the establishment of WikiLeaks?
2) What was Mr. Assange’s role (if any) in connection with the activities of WikiLeaks in 2016?
3) In 2016 and 2017, what role (if any) did Mr. Assange have regarding the content of WikiLeaks’ Twitter postings?
4) What was Mr. Assange’s involvement (if any) in WikiLeaks’ July 22, 2016 release of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), as referenced at https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/?
5) When were those emails and documents provided to WikiLeaks?
6) How did WikiLeaks obtain the DNC emails and documents?
7) Which individual(s) and/or entit(y/ies) provided the DNC emails and documents to WikiLeaks?
8) Which individual(s) and/or entit(y/ies) obtained those materials from the DNC?
9) Describe any role played by Seth Rich to your knowledge in obtaining those materials and/or providing them to WikiLeaks.
10) To your knowledge, has WikiLeaks ever offered a reward for information related to a murder that occurred in the United States other than in relation to the murder of Seth Rich? If so, on how many occasions?
11) Why did WikiLeaks provide a reward for information related to the murder of Seth Rich?
12) Has Mr. Assange ever communicated with Seth Rich in any manner?
13) If so, what was the content of the communications?
14) If Mr. Assange himself has not communicated with Seth Rich, is Mr. Assange aware as to whether any person affiliated with WikiLeaks ever communicated with Seth Rich in any manner?
15) If so, (a) who communicated with Seth Rich? And (b) what, to Mr. Assange’s knowledge, was the content of such communication(s)?
16) Has Mr. Assange ever communicated in any manner with another member of the Rich family, including (but not limited to) Aaron Rich, Joel Rich, or Mary Rich?
17) If so, what was the content of those communications?
18) To Mr. Assange’s knowledge, has any other person affiliated with WikiLeaks ever communicated in any manner with a member of the Rich family?
19) If so, (a) who communicated with the Rich family? And (b) what, to Mr. Assange’s knowledge, was the content of such communication(s)?
20) To Mr. Assange’s knowledge, did any individual(s) and/or entit(y/ies) affiliated with the Russian Federation (including, but not limited to, the FSB, SVR, GU (or GRU), FSPSI, or any other intelligence service) play any role in obtaining and/or providing to WikiLeaks the 2016 DNC emails released by WikiLeaks?"
Another translation from the local press. Thank you, Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589.
[ElPais] The moment of the robbery was recorded by the television camera and was broadcast live, so the scene went viral in a few minutes on social networks. Although the outcome of the robbery could not be seen, the journalist assured that the thief managed to steal their mobile phones but that neither of the two companions was injured. Despite this, she indicated that she will file a complaint with the authorities for this event. The Brazen Brazilian Bandit Was Armed With A Knife
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 ||
08/06/2020 01:13 ||
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"Live special report on crime in Brazil.", should be the title of her report.
[NYPOST] A Brooklyn gang member, released without bail in May on an attempted-murder charge, participated in at least three drive-by shootings after he was freed, federal prosecutors allege.Darrius Sutton, 23, was initially arrested in connection with a May 16 shooting in the courtyard of an East New York building that left a man seriously injured.
Despite the attempted-murder rap, Sutton was set free without bail the same day of his May 20 arrest. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said the lone witness in the case recanted.
"At the time of arraignment, the sole eyewitness had recanted so we did not have sufficient evidence to keep the defendant in jug," a front man for the DA said in a statement. "The investigation is continuing and we hope other witnesses come forward."
Less than two months after being sprung, the purported Bloods gang member allegedly joined others in three drive-by shootings this summer.
The gunplay took place between July 13 and 14 and were just a few of the six shootings in which Sutton participated over the past year, federal prosecutors allege.
Sutton was seen on surveillance-camera footage in one of the attacks, on April 20, when he snuck up behind a rival gang member and shot him three times from the back in broad daylight, prosecutors allege.
[FoxNews] Bill Gates claims pandemic's 'misery' will 'happen regularly' if climate change is not stopped
Of course. And also if climate change were stopped, which humanity for the foreseeable future will lack the technology to do.
Microsoft co-founder says climate change death toll will match that of COVID-19 in 40 years.
Billionaire Bill Gates wants the United States to treat climate change with the "same sense of urgency" with which it has responded to COVID-19, arguing that the impacts of the former will be much worse without corrective action.
"If you want to understand the kind of damage that climate change will inflict, look at COVID-19 and spread the pain out over a much longer period of time," the Microsoft co-founder wrote on his blog Tuesday.
"The loss of life and economic misery caused by this pandemic are on par with what will happen regularly if we do not eliminate the world's carbon emissions."
Gates estimated that the death toll from climate change would match that of the pandemic by 2060, and exceed it fivefold by 2100. The economic impact of climate change over the next two decades, he added, could be "as bad as having a COVID-sized pandemic every ten years."
[PAGESIX] Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, is the latest insider to demand that Anna Wintour hire more people of color at Vogue. 'Cuz people of color take the best pitchers.
Lawson, 66, posted a picture of British Vogue editor Edward Enninful on Instagram Monday night to congratulate him on the cover of the magazine’s September issue, which features 20 activists from around the world, including Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, professor Angela Davis and model Joan Smalls.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/06/2020 00:00 ||
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We have had auto focus and auto exposure for some time now. AI is beginning to give even cheap phone cameras the ability to center people in an image, detect facial expressions and make images with special artistic effects built in.
It's getting to where a baboon could take an acceptable picture.
Oh, wait. Forget I said that...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/06/2020 6:27 Comments ||
There have been a lot of exceptional Black photographers over the years. Gordon Parks, Ernest Withers and Carrie Mae Weems spring to mind.
They usually just chose images that are actually interesting to shoot, however.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
08/06/2020 10:41 Comments ||
Why not turn the search into a TV show: Black Eye for the Queer Guy.
[NYPOST] "The Ren & Stimpy Show" is returning with all-new episodes — 25 years after ending its original run.
Comedy Central has ordered an updated version of the wildly anarchic, dark-humored and trippy adult animated series that aired on Nickelodeon and MTV from 1991-96 and followed the surreal shenanigans of temperamental/psychotic Chihuahua Ren and his goofy, dim-bulb cat pal Stimpy. (Their proper names are Ren Hoeck and Stimpson J. Cat.) It also spawned the show’s unofficial theme song "Happy Happy Joy Joy."
Billy West, the voice of Stimpy — and of Ren (for three seasons) — is expected to return to the revival, along with several of the original writers. Scandal-plagued series creator Jon Kricfalusi, the subject of a new documentary hitting streaming services Aug. 14, will not be involved.
The original cartoon series aired for five seasons and developed a loyal cult audience, with celebrities including Frank Zappa, Soleil Moon Frye, Mark Hamill and Phil Hartman playing incidental characters.
[Via Google Translate] Hundreds of angry Belgians take Bill Gates, Belgium and a British epidemiologist to court. They want all corona measures to be abolished. The lawsuit was brought by his 240 Belgians from the Viruswaanzin.be group .
Their lawyer, Michael Verstraeten, told The Brussels Times that the measures violate our freedoms and do more harm than good.
"Without a lockdown, there would have been fewer deaths," said Verstraeten. "You have no idea how many people die because of lockdowns. We believe that other measures are needed, measures that do not harm the economy, and that do not limit the rights and freedoms of the people. "
Virus madness states that governments have made policy choices based on flawed models and acted out of panic. The group demands 10,000 euros per complainant for each day that the measures remain in effect.
The angry Belgians take Bill Gates to court for being the largest donor to the WHO and for his involvement in many corona vaccine projects. They also open the attack on WHO advisor....
Global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 700,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico leading the rise in fatalities.https://t.co/vGmEaxsvMG
More than 1,300 people were killed in the first half of 2020 by armed groups in #DRCongo, three times more than in the same period in 2019, according to a report published by the United Nations pic.twitter.com/84w5G8E7uN
[NY Post] Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom is planning to remove the most dangerous radioactive items from the country’s Arctic seafloor, according to a media report.
State news agency TASS reports that the six most radioactive items will be removed from the seafloor over the next 8 years.
The objects include the sunken parts of an icebreaker, reactors with spent nuclear fuel and nuclear submarines, according to TASS.
Citing Rosatom, TASS reported that the objects create 90% of the background radiation in the Russian Arctic. A spokesperson for the Russian state atomic energy corporation told TASS that these include reactors with spent nuclear fuel from the submarines K-11, K-19 and K-140, the intact subs K-27 and K-159 and spent nuclear fuel from the icebreaker "Lenin."
Rosatom did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.
On its website, Russia’s nuclear submarine decommissioning organization puts the cost of raising the six objects at 278 million Euros ($327.8 million).
Environmental organization the Bellona Foundation recently reported that nuclear officials from Norway and Russia have met online to discuss raising sunken nuclear subs in the Arctic. Most of the subs were deliberately scuttled by the Soviet military during the Cold War, according to the Oslo-based non-profit organization. K-159 was being towed to a scrapyard when it sank during a storm in the Barents Sea on Aug. 30, 2003, according to Getty. Nine crew members died in the sinking.
Posted by: Frank G ||
08/06/2020 11:27 ||
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TASS reported that the objects create 90% of the background radiation in the Russian Arctic.
I.e. They are leaking. Condolences to the clean up crew.
I know most Rantburgers haven't heard of this clown and don't care about YouTube drama, but it's an illustration of the sort of people who make up actualFa and BurnLootMurder and their fellow travellers.
He's a 23 year old millionaire "influencer".
This may be a stunt on his part, but it's not sounding like it.
[E! Online] On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the agency executed a federal search warrant at the 23-year-old YouTube star's Calabasas, Calif. home. The bureau confirmed to E! News that the search warrant is part of an ongoing investigation related to "allegations of criminal acts surrounding the incident at Scottsdale Fashion Square in May 2020." A spokesperson for the FBI's Phoenix unit said a search warrant was also executed in Las Vegas.
Paul, who has amassed more than 20 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, is no stranger to controversy. In June, he was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly for being at a protest that was declared unlawful. Police also alleged he illegally entered and remained inside an Arizona mall when it was closed.
"Following the riots and looting that occurred on the evening of May 30th 2020 at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall, the Scottsdale Police Department received hundreds of tips and videos identifying social media influencer, Jake Joseph Paul (23), as a participant in the riot," police said in a statement at the time. "Our investigation has revealed that Paul was present after the protest was declared an unlawful assembly and the rioters were ordered to leave the area by the police."
Pretty sure this was the same jerk who put the body of a person who killed themselves in Japan's "suicide forest" on YouTube and could potentially have gotten himself legal consequences there (the Japanese media and government collude to give the families of those people privacy when possible, over there).
[Ynet] Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.
The Republican governor's office said he took the test as part of standard protocol before he was to meet Trump at an airport in Cleveland. He had planned to join the president on a visit to the Whirlpool Corp. plant in northwest Ohio.
His office said the 73-year-old DeWine had no symptoms but was returning to Columbus before Trump had landed. His office said he and his wife, Fran DeWine, will both be tested there. DeWine then plans to quarantine at his home in Cedarville for 14 days.
Here’s hoping he continues to be one of the mild cases — and he did persuade the state pharmacy board to fill prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine as a treatment/prophylaxis for COVID-19, so he has that going for him.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's second COVID-19 test came back negative Thursday evening.
DeWine tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday morning using a rapid test. That test was part of the protocol to greet President Donald Trump on the tarmac at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland.
DeWine then returned to Columbus and took a second COVID-19 test from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center. That polymerase chain reaction or PCR test came back negative late Thursday night.
First Lady Fran DeWine and staff members also tested negative.
The first test was an antigen test. The second test was a PCR test, which looks at specific genetic material for the virus. It's known to be more sensitive and accurate.
PCR tests for the governor, first lady and staff were run twice and came back negative both times. They were run on two different diagnostic platforms.
"We feel confident in the results from Wexner Medical Center," DeWine said in a released statement. "This is the same PCR test that has been used over 1.6 million times in Ohio by hospitals and labs all over the state."
Antigen or rapid tests aren't prevalent in Ohio yet. They are newer technology and DeWine plans to look into them further.
"We will be working with the manufacturer to have a better understanding of how the discrepancy between these two tests could have occurred," DeWine said in the statement.
Mike and Fran DeWine plan to take another PCR test Saturday, out of an abundance of caution and at the direction of doctors. Those results will be released.
DeWine had planned to quarantine for 14 days at his Cedarville home.
"I spend most days right here anyway," DeWine said via videoconference from the front porch of his home. "I’m on the phone a lot. I’m on conference calls a lot. So far my work is not going to be impacted."
My father was a big fan of Dewine back in the day. He came over to the house and had my parents over for dinner.
I'm not so much a fan. I hope he retires soon and takes pajama boy Husted with him.
He has cherry picked data and experts to run Ohio into the ground. Before the China Virus he was a tax and spend RINO.
There are evil people everywhere, as we’ve seen with Mr. Epstein’s varied clientele and the tolerated Muslim grooming gangs in England. Tens of thousands out of a population of eight million is several tenths of a percent, if I got my places right — whether that is a normal range for this kind of vile abnormality I could not say, but I do hope this article in the Jerusalem Post means Israeli society has decided it will not tolerate such behaviour.
[Jpost] In July alone, there were 22 cases of pedophilia recorded in Israel and brought to the attention of the media
Tens of thousands of pedophiles operate in Israel every year, leading to about 100,000 victims annually, according to an Israeli pedophile monitoring association.
The Matzof Association, an organization that actively keeps track of reports on pedophiles in various media and centralizes the data monthly, states that in July alone, 22 cases of pedophilia were reported in Israel and brought to the attention of the media. The vast majority go unreported.
"In Israel, tens of thousands of pedophiles operate on a daily basis without any problem," said Eliran Malki, head of the Matzof Association.
"They are not deterred by the police and certainly not deterred by the contemptuous rulings that come from the hands of judges in the various courts," he added, citing an incident in which one particular pedophile was let off by the courts without punishment, despite evidence of thousands of pedophilic items found on his computer, as the court stated that it would "harm his career."
The court does not count the number of victims, and shows disproportionately favorable treatment of the perpetrators, according to Malki.
The association gathers reports from the media in order to form statistics, as no public sex offender registry in Israel currently exists.
"Matzof will continue to report and follow these trends month after month. Statistics tell the story of the victims, and they are living proof why we must fight for the establishment of a public pedophile database," he added.
In June, at least 22 instances of pedophile activity were reported in the media, including a 26-year-old who committed indecent acts on two brothers aged six and eight in a public park in Beersheba; a 40-year-old man who committed indecent acts on his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter while they were still living together before he was sentenced to six years in prison; and a 53-year-old who committed indecent acts on a seven-year-old girl – the list goes on.
A number of pedophiles in Israel are Jewish immigrants who have sought refuge in the country under the law of return, according to a CBS report published in February.
The CBS reporter joined Jewish Community Watch (JCW) activists as they were looking for Jimmy Karow, who fled the US in 2000 after being accused of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl in Oregon. Karow, who is wanted by Interpol, was able to remain in Israel, where he allegedly moved between different Jewish communities to avoid being exposed.
The most notable case in the public eye is that of Malka Leifer, who was the principal at the ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel School in Melbourne from 2003 to 2008. She fled to Israel after allegations came to light that she sexually abused pupils.
She has evaded deportation back to Australia ever since a formal request was received by Israel in 2014 by claiming mental illness. When the district court invalidated those claims, Leifer appealed to the Supreme Court.
Most recently in July, the Supreme Court heard an appeal by Leifer to try to overturn the lower court finding that she is mentally fit for extradition to Australia.
In May, after a close to six-year legal saga, Jerusalem District Court Judge Chana Miriam Lomp ruled that Leifer was mentally fit to stand trial on 74 counts of sexual abuse and rape of minors.
The most notable case in the public eye is that of Malka Leifer, who was the principal at the ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel School in Melbourne from 2003 to 2008. She fled to Israel after allegations came to light that she sexually abused pupils.
Why do courts treat them so leniently? Lock em up and throw away the key. What gives?
My cousin-in-law works as a Sgt. in the Crimes Against Children department. He has stated multiple times that these are the hardest to get prosecuted. The DAs don't want to bring it to court as they lose. A lot.
He just did a case where they had the guy nailed. Photo evidence and the daughter's testimony of him raping her for six years. The jury gave a "Not Guilty" verdict because they didn't want to send the guy away for so long. (25-life)
The public is the problem. They just don't care for the most part. BLM, oh yeah that is important to the sheep. Not kid's safety.
I think the conversation was about a sex offender registry in Israel. These perverts are just going to re-offend if nobody knows to watch out for them. They put themselves in places and jobs where they can be alone with children, and nobody will ever know.
Posted by: Black Charlie Grundy3982 ||
08/06/2020 14:11 Comments ||
#10 All the jobs in Israel involving contact with children require police approval (for men only).
[MIT tech review] - The drug: Early in the coronavirus pandemic, companies searched the blood of covid-19 survivors for potent antibodies against the novel virus. Eli Lilly’s drug is one of these Y shaped proteins—it’s a natural antibody manufactured at larger scale.
The trial: To carry out the study, which will involve 2,400 people, Lilly will work with the National Institutes of Health to target nursing homes with covid-19 outbreaks. In some areas, elderly residents in nursing homes account for the majority of covid-19 deaths.
How it works: Just like natural antibodies, Lilly’s antibody should grab onto the virus and block it. Similar antibody treatments proved effective in treating Ebola disease, but the goal here is to prevent infection by giving the drugs earlier. Prevention with antibodies is known to work. There is an antibody shot given to babies that prevents RSV, a respiratory infection striking newborns.
Passive immunity: Vaccines expose the body to a part of the pathogen, leading to "active immunity"—your body learns to makes its own antibodies against a germ. Adding antibodies artificially generates "passive" immunity which lasts only as long as the antibodies. Researchers say antibodies, delivered usually via an IV, can stay in the bloodstream for weeks or months. So that is what Trump been talking about: "Trump says coronavirus vaccine possible before Nov. 3" [https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HkCKl5YZw] !!! I thought he went bananas.
The Starship SN5 test vehicle took to the skies for about 40 seconds this afternoon (Aug. 4) at SpaceX’s facilities near the South Texas village of Boca Chica, performing a small hop that could end up being a big step toward human exploration of the Red Planet.
NASA was Closed & Dead until I got it going again. Now it is the most vibrant place of its kind on the Planet...And we have Space Force to go along with it. We have accomplished more than any Administration in first 3 1/2 years. Sorry, but it all doesn’t happen with Sleepy Joe! https://t.co/PRebGIEJaq
"We are going to go to the moon, we are going to have a base on the moon, we are going to send people to mars and make life multi-planetary. This day heralds a new age of space exploration" — @elonmuskpic.twitter.com/rdTj0td18V
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.