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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Ex-cop who MI6 fears has leaked files on Prince Andrew's friendship with Jeffrey Epstein to Russia breaks silence to say he's got hours of footage taken from inside paedophile's Florida mansion
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • John Mark Dougan has secret files on Prince Andrew's friendship with the billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

  • The former Florida cop has been in Moscow since 2016 when he sought asylum to avoid arrest in the US for alleged computer hacking

  • Although he did not work on the original Epstein investigation, copies of the original files were secretly given to him by a colleague

  • British intelligence chiefs fear he has leaked the secret Andrew files to the Kremlin

  • But Dougan told MailOnline that he has the files encrypted around the world with associates and hasn't given them to Russia
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2019 03:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6523 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If Epstein was running a blackmail operation as some say, most likely, there is plenty of info that exists which has not become public and may never. For example, Anthony Weiner's laptop, material confiscated from the Epstein NYC mansion, info from the Palm-Beach mansion as well as the Little St. James Epstein estate. There is also the NEXIVM scandal and all the material that was probably confiscated from that operation.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2019 9:28 Comments || Top||

#2  At last.
Let's see the videos. Obviously the man has hours of blackmail footage.
Andrew is almost certainly on tape.Is Bill Clinton on tape as well?
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Someone is going to have a very popular Youtube channel.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/25/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Think LiveLeak is more likely than the Deep State's own company Alphabet (agency) go ogle/youtube
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/25/2019 11:16 Comments || Top||

#5  They will most certainly leak now.

I predict that Andrew will be in the tapes, and probably several Wall Street titans and a Harvard or MIT professor or two.

I have a feeling that Clinton will not appear. Lifelong slimeball that he is, I suspect he was savvy enough to have his security detail scope out the joint(s) including the plane for cameras before he decided whether to partake in the festivities and hump the hostesses.

Ditto for other Democratic pols, law enforcement and any other Deep Staters who joined in.
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 12:50 Comments || Top||

#6  I have a feeling that Clinton will not appear.

So do I, albeit for different reasons - Slick strikes me as don Juan, not a horn dog.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 12:58 Comments || Top||

#7  Andrew's a good bet. He's none too bright, has zero self-restraint, doesn't know the ins and outs of surveillance and other Deep State tradecraft.

I recall that Andrew's first gf was a lovely pr0n star named Koo Stark. The prince has always had a hankering for lowlife.
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Send Andrew to the Bahamas like Churchill did to Prince Edward. Both are world class sleazoids.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/25/2019 14:01 Comments || Top||

#9  Slick strikes me as don Juan, not a horn dog.

No. He's a horn dog, sleazoid, low life. You can take the boy out of the Arkansas trailer park but you can't take the Arkansas trailer park out of the boy. If he was a Don Juan he would have never gotten stuck with Hildebeast.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/25/2019 14:03 Comments || Top||

#10  "Kiss it". How romantic
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2019 14:06 Comments || Top||

#11  Sleazeball but cunning.

Clinton has showed his mastery of the process of evasion again and again - most recently in his brilliant cornering and jawboning with meaningless small talk, for over an hour, of Loretta Lynch in the plane on the tarmac in Phoenix when Hillary was close to being investigated in summer 2016.

He'll avoid being snared this time too.
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 14:08 Comments || Top||

#12  [riiing... riiing...]
"Dougan."
"Hey, do you have Prince Andrew in the can?"
Posted by: Jeregum Bumble5308 || 09/25/2019 17:09 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Off duty officer shoots himself when confronted by another off duty cop
But remember, only these highly trained officers of the law are supposed to have weapons!
[LATimes] Authorities are investigating how an off-duty Alhambra police officer ended up with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an encounter on the road with an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy.

The San Marino Police Department initially said the driver of a blue Subaru had shot himself after a road rage incident about 8:40 a.m. Sunday near Duarte Road and San Gabriel Boulevard. But on Monday morning, the Police Department said that wasn't the case.

"At this point in the preliminary investigation, this does not appear to be a road rage incident and neither party knew each other or was aware they were members of a law enforcement agency," police said in an updated news release.

According to San Marino police, a second driver, identified as an off-duty sheriff's deputy, told investigators he thought the man in the Subaru was driving erratically.

He wanted to stop the man and ask him not to speed in the neighborhood, he said.

Police said the deputy, who was in a Mercedes-Benz, pulled alongside the other man while they were driving and tried to speak to the Subaru driver, motioning for the man to lower his window.

The Alhambra officer slowed and moved to the right to allow the Mercedes to pass.

The officer later told investigators that the deputy was speeding and that he believed the man in the Mercedes was driving in an aggressive manner.

"Fearing for his safety, the Alhambra officer drew his firearm while inside his vehicle," San Marino police said.

San Marino Police Chief John Incontro said the officer accidentally shot himself in the process of pulling out his weapon.

Alhambra police said the officer was hospitalized.

"He's OK," Alhambra Police Sgt. Rodney Castillo said Monday morning.

Posted by: DarthVader || 09/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yep, only they should have guns, not the zek.

Also, this cop is a hero.

After all, he wears a uniform for his job.

See also, McDonald's workers.
Posted by: charger || 09/25/2019 17:12 Comments || Top||


Protective walrus mom sinks Russian navy boat in Arctic Sea
[NYPost] A Russian navy boat embarking on a research expedition in the Arctic Sea sank after being attacked by a female walrus that was defending her young, according to reports Monday.

The Altai, a tugboat operated by the Russian navy's Northern Fleet, carried researchers from the Russian Geographical Society and other expedition participants into waters near a remote island chain called Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Sea, Ars Technica reported.

The boat dispatched a smaller inflatable landing craft in shallow waters off Wilczek Island to bring researchers ashore near Cape Heller. Before the boat could reach the beach, it was attacked by a female walrus that was probably "fearing for her cubs," according to a press release from the Russian Geographical Society.

"The boat sank, but a tragedy was avoided thanks to the prompt action by the squad leader. All landing participants safely reached the shore," the press release said. A separate press release from the Russian navy confirmed the attack but did not say the boat sank, the Barents Observer reported.

"During the landing at Cape Heller, a group of researchers had to flee from a female walrus who attacked an expedition boat when protecting her cub," the Northern Fleet wrote.

"Serious troubles were avoided thanks to the clear and well-coordinated actions of the Northern Fleet servicemen, who were able to take the boat away from the animals without harming them."
Arctic wildlife 1, Russians 0
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I suppose it's less undignified than being attacked in a boat by a killer rabbit - eh, Jimmy?
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 3:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Koo Koo Kachoo...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2019 3:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Was this Craig Stadler's mom?
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2019 4:41 Comments || Top||

#4  I've heard of sharks with lasers but not walrus with 5" cannon.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/25/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Seems to be a run of Bad Luck(tm) there Putie.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/25/2019 8:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Sank the inflatable. I bet the water was cold!
Posted by: Bobby || 09/25/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||

#7  "Does your walrus bite?"
Posted by: SteveS || 09/25/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#8  #7 - Snark O' The Day early contender
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2019 11:09 Comments || Top||

#9  So how do you Amerikanskii managed to train a walrus?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 12:44 Comments || Top||

#10  Lots of clams, grom!
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/25/2019 16:21 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
making light of black people killed in the Holocaust.
[HotAir]
A piece published by the Des Moines Register profiled a 24-year-old Iowan native, Carson King, who became a TV sensation last weekend after he held up a sign at a football game asking people to donate money to him. He requested that they donate the funds through Venmo so he could buy his “supply” of Busch Light.

King went on to raise more than $1 million and donated the money to the University of Iowa’s Stead Children’s Hospital. Busch Light and Venmo pledged to match King’s fundraising efforts.

The newspaper report, however, included a “routine background check” of King’s social media history. Register reporter Aaron Calvin came across two racist jokes that dated back to 2012 when King was a 16-year-old high school student, “one comparing black mothers to gorillas and another making light of black people killed in the Holocaust.”
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 08:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6543 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...you mean the ongoing and massive Margret Sanger Institute Planned Parenthood program of eliminating the black race in America through abortions?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/25/2019 8:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Black women are roughly 13 percent of the female population, but black women account for some 30 percent of abortions.

Left: "we shouldn’t focus on these numbers"

The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/25/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Actually that was about the amazing ignorance of the cognitive elites (hint the Holocoust, Holocoust, Jews, Gypsies, you know)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Some years ago I read that the Soviet block countries had found out that abortions were a bad form of birth control. The more abortions a woman had this less chance she had of having a baby even if she was still under 30.
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052 || 09/25/2019 23:15 Comments || Top||


Over 3,500 Young People Threaten To Never Have Children Unless The Adults Stop Climate Change And ‘Ensure A Safe Future'
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 08:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6520 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cleaning the gene pool?
Posted by: 3dc || 09/25/2019 8:35 Comments || Top||

#2  If ever there was a gold plated incentive to get out and roll some coal...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2019 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  well...yeah.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/25/2019 9:27 Comments || Top||

#4  What's the downside?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2019 10:14 Comments || Top||

#5  The headline was truncated. Missing part: "Darwin Approves."
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Good. Now render yourselves carbon neutral by throwing yourself off a cliff.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/25/2019 10:54 Comments || Top||

#7  I just got back from delivering a railroad crew to a train (2 miles long, 4 engines) carrying 29,000 tons of coal. I'm doing my part M. Murcek.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/25/2019 11:32 Comments || Top||

#8  Mind if we clip your tubes - just to make sure?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 12:44 Comments || Top||

#9  And don't even think of denying them extra tomatoes:
https://nypost.com/2019/09/24/florida-teen-attacks-relatives-at-dinner-table-over-tomatoes/
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 14:22 Comments || Top||

#10  Have surgery to ensure you don't have children, otherwise its just words.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/25/2019 14:37 Comments || Top||


NDMA chairman briefs media about earthquake damage, rescue efforts
[DAWN] National Disaster Management Authority Chairman Lt Gen Mohammad Afzal held a presser on Tuesday evening to brief the media regarding the damages suffered and rescue operations underway in the wake of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake which hit the northern parts of the country.

"Right now, I can confirm the death of 10 people. Some reports have placed the figure at 17 and some at 15, but I can only confirm 10," said Lt Gen Afzal.

"Approximately 100 are injured. Some reports say 300 are injured. Some of the injured only suffered minor injuries, so if I were to count those with serious injuries, the figure is around 100," he added.

"In Mirpur, besides the city, a small qasba Jatla, and two small villages Manda and Afzalpur were among the areas hit the worst," he said, adding, "Even in these areas, the most damage was to the infrastructure there."

Besides this, some far-flung villages in Bhimber have reported injuries to people as well as small structural damages.

Speaking of infrastructural damage, Lt Gen Afzal said that the main road going from Mangla to Jatla, which runs alongside a river, has suffered major damage.

He said that three major bridges had also been damaged, along with people's residences.

Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Catholic Missionaries Compare Greta Thunberg to Virgin Mary
[BREITBART] The Maryknoll liberation theologists missionaries have thrown their support behind 16-year-old climate activist Greta "Pippi" Thunberg
...an autistic sixteen year old Swedish expert on climate change...
, comparing her to the Virgin Mary.
I don't think she's gonna spawn a messiah.
"Christians getting their knickers all in a twist over the passionate, articulate & knowledgeable witness of Greta Thunberg because of her age seem to overlook the age of the Virgin Mary at the time of the Annunciation," the group wrote on Twitter.
The Virgin Mary didn't know anything about climate change.
"Young women can & have changed the world," they concluded.
They set fire to Joan of Arc. Valeria Messalina got a really short haircut when Claudius discovered he had a husband-in-law. Cleopatra dropped an asp into her cleavage.
The tweet was sent Tuesday from the official Twitter account of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, whose registered name is the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, founded in 1911.
They've been junior commies since I was in short pants.
"We follow Jesus in serving the poor and others in need in 22 countries, including the U.S." states the group, which emphasizes its work in promoting social justice.
I already said that.
In her address to the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
Monday, Ms. Thunberg said that that world leaders "have stolen my dreams, my childhood, with your empty words and yet I’m one of the lucky ones."
Greta's never had to practice getting under her desk in case of nuclear attack. Which of us has had it tougher? Neither of us had it as tough as the kids in Germany who were rounded up, put on a train with all their families, and shipped off to Majdenek or some garden spot like that. Just ask Anne Frank how tough she had it. Nor has Saint Greta ever had to pay a Hutu to shoot her instead of hacking her Tutsi ass to death. Ptui.
Posted by: Fred || 09/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6525 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, her Nobel is a given, now. As for sainthood, these people can do pretty much anything with children I guess.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/25/2019 1:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Historical note "A 21st century movement led by a 'special' child.".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/25/2019 2:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Dress her up as an alter boy in a Catholuc church and she won't be a virgin for long.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 09/25/2019 4:37 Comments || Top||

#4  So, you didn't enjoy the boat ride over to the US, Greta?
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2019 4:44 Comments || Top||

#5  OK lads, just don't burn her at the stake. The Brits made that mistake already before.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/25/2019 8:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Couple more years and this girl will have lived out her usefulness. Then, well, I expect a suicide before 2025 once reality of her being abandoned by everyone for the "next thing" kicks in.
Posted by: Charles || 09/25/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#7  I wasn't aware the Maryknoll Nuns had been disarmed.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/25/2019 8:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Autistic abused puppet.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/25/2019 8:38 Comments || Top||

#9  Apotheosis by the left to sainthood after the Nobel prize?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#10  Just Commies being Commies. Nothing new.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 09/25/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#11  Oh, yeah, trust the children what could go wrong.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/25/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||

#12  As Winston Churchill said: Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

For some reason, socialists today think they can get it right and make it work.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2019 9:34 Comments || Top||

#13  If you can really see an invisible gas in homeopathic amounts you might be able to run an economy.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/25/2019 11:19 Comments || Top||

#14  Aren't her 15 minutes about up?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/25/2019 14:07 Comments || Top||

#15  #6 Couple more years and this girl will have lived out her usefulness. Then, well, I expect a suicide before 2025

I'm expecting evidence of a breakdown within the next few months.

They'll try to hush it up, of course.
Posted by: charger || 09/25/2019 17:52 Comments || Top||

#16  "can & have changed the world"

"This Earth is our home! And who built her?
Old fogeys? Your picture's off-kilter!"
"Wuzzat?" 'Twas a puzzle.
Ears, whiskers, a muzzle?
Duh! Earthrise with Instagram filter!
Posted by: Jeregum Bumble5308 || 09/25/2019 23:01 Comments || Top||


Economy
Bad news (for some people)
[WashingtonExaminer] Thanks to Trump, 7 million have quit food stamps.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 13:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Politix
Trump Declassified Transcript of Ukraine's Zelensky Conversation
[WashingtonPost] PDF plus an article

Related: PJ Media analyzes the thing here.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2019 10:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6529 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Finally, Trump's playing offense against all the trolls and buffoonery of the Deep State and their Democratic stooges.

Bring it on. Bring them down. Expose them all.
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#2  The Dem goatf&ck that has them apoplectic and wanting to hang someone without seeing any evidence? WTF have they come to?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2019 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  WTF have they come to?

They have embraced their inner Stalin.

My theory was they would impeach Trump if they were certain they would lose 2020. Seems they think it is over.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/25/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||

#4  They've been there for quite a while, JQC. Since about November 7, 2016, if I remember correctly.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/25/2019 10:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Of course, the WaPo story leads off with -

President Trump told his Ukrainian counterpart to work with the U.S. attorney general to investigate the conduct of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and offered to meet with the foreign leader at the White House after he promised to conduct such an inquiry, according to a newly-released transcript of the call.

I didn't see Biden's name, in my quick scan. I'll check again.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/25/2019 10:55 Comments || Top||

#6  I did miss it.

The other thing, there's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it ... It sounds horrible to me.

I imagine AOC is looking for a rope.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/25/2019 11:00 Comments || Top||

#7  and no quid-pro-quo, no "asked eight times", no nothing. Suck it Pelosi
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2019 11:06 Comments || Top||

#8  I wouldn't go that far Frank G. It sounds to me like they did close a deal - but nothing was said that demonrats can use.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 12:39 Comments || Top||

#9  POTUS: I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it.

Does this request constitute a "high crime"? A misdemeanor?

Zelensky (POU): I will personally tell you that one of my assistants spoke with Mr. Giuliani just recently and we are hoping very much that Mr. Giuliani will be able to travel to Ukraine and we will meet once he comes to Ukraine.

So the request is actually redundant. POTUS is asking POU to do something that POU not only intended to do but already did.

POTUS: Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it ...

This was an unwise request. POU has people who are already looking into the matter. Stupid on POTUS's part, but certainly not a "high crime" or even a misdemeanor.

Then POU makes a request of his own:

POU: I would kindly ask you if you have any additional information that you can provide to us, it would be very helpful · for the investigation to make sure that we administer justice in our country with regard to the Ambassador to the United States from Ukraine as far as I recall her name was Ivanovich. It was great that you were the first one who told me that she was a bad ambassador because I agree with you 100%.

Both POTUS and POU are showing their lack of diplomatic savvy here. No need to waste an important high-level conversation with discussion of personnel matters.

But again, there is no corrupt dealing on either side. This is simply political chitchat about political matters involving areas where each president has unquestioned authority to make decisions and changes as he sees fit.

POTUS: I will have Mr. Giuliani give you a call and I am also going to have Attorney General Barr call and we will get to the bottom of it. I'm sure you will figure it out. I heard the prosecutor was treated very badly and he was a very fair prosecutor so good luck with everything.

Again, unwise to get into the weeds; also unnecessary. Giuliani's already in motion.

Giuliani can introduce Barr to the appropriate Ukrainian counterparts. But the follow on comments show clearly that this declaration of a next step is not tied to any kind of policy change, favor, or granted request-- POTUS simply makes a benign prediction that Ukraine's economy will "get better."

No quid pro quo. No strong-arming. No "high crime" or misdemeanor.

POTUS: Your economy is going to get better and better I predict. You have a lot of assets.

After this, the conversation ends with pleasant generalities and best wishes. POU's promise is simply that he "want[s] to ensure you that we will be very serious about the case and will work on the investigation."

Again, the reference ("the" investigation) is to an existing process that predated the conversation. It's in motion. There is no quid pro quo. POU is informing POTUS that it will continue.

The Democrats are morons who have been completely outplayed.

What a complete shitshow this is.

Compare it to Obama's "hot mic" moment with Russian PM Medvedev in March 2012 during Obama's re-election campaign. THAT comment--"I'll have more flexibility [to screw our E. European allies and go back on our promise to supply them Patriot missiles]" represented atrocious judgment. Though, again, as with Trump, Obama's unwise, probably disastrous green light to Putin was perfectly within the range of duties of a sitting president. and by no means an impeachable offense.

The entire impeachment process has become a joke. More like a Shitshow, Part 100.
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 12:41 Comments || Top||

#10  Latest "bombshell" not even a dud today. As The Kid said in The Quick and the Dead, "That was fast..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2019 12:46 Comments || Top||

#11  Related: PJ Media analyzes the thing here. Thanks for the add-on from PJ Media. It provides a little more flesh-out than WAPO. So thanks.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2019 12:52 Comments || Top||

#12  Complete joke. There is no evidence whatsoever - none, nada, nichego - of a quid pro quo request.

If the Democrats continue to be this stupid wrt their idiotic smear campaigns against Kavanaugh and Trump, then the election will not be close. Trump will be re-elected easily.
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 12:55 Comments || Top||

#13  Something smells. I dunno if you noticed it, but the Whitehouse Staff's hearsay conversaytion summary has tracts nearly identical to the original un-classified transcript. This is only possible if they recorded a phone call between the Presidents (one of them their own). Or they have a god-like memory.

In both cases, there has been a clear breach of the Espionage Act 1917-Pub. L. 65-24 by this whistleblower because the summary was released much BEFORE the de-classified transcript ! Moreover the Congresspersons supporting this fiasco are liable to be prosecuted too. I recollect the case of Jeffrey Alexander Sterling another CIA whistleblower and Snowden.
Posted by: Nautillus Bloome5155 || 09/25/2019 12:56 Comments || Top||

#14  What if this 'whistle-blower' is a feint?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/25/2019 14:19 Comments || Top||

#15  What if this 'whistle-blower' is a feint?

Excellent question. What if the whistle-blower's bias is in favor of Trump and against Pelosi? What if this whole thing is yet another trap to make the donkeycrats look like the fools that they truly are?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/25/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||

#16  Isn't POTUS the chief law enforcement officer in the country? The AG works in his cabinet, not the other way around. The AG serves at the pleasure of POTUS. He can replace him at any time. Are the duties of the president not clearly defined in Article II of the Constitution? POTUS swears an oath to the Constitution. Its powers include making treaties with other nations, appointing federal judges, department heads and Ambassadors, and determining how to best run the country and run military operations. Does he not have the duty to talk and negotiate with foreign dignitaries and to make treaties? IMO, the Dems suffer from impeachment frenzy. It is making them crazy.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2019 16:16 Comments || Top||

#17  Soooo, what DID Hunter Biden do in Ukraine?
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/25/2019 19:09 Comments || Top||

#18  He made money and offered his Expert Energy Industry Advice™. But mostly he made money
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2019 19:38 Comments || Top||

#19  Just like Schröder in Russia, I guess.
Nothing new here.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/25/2019 19:41 Comments || Top||

#20  nope
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2019 19:46 Comments || Top||

#21  Hunter Biden made money the same way that ex-politicians across the West make big $$$: they use their influence and promises of future influence to persuade companies involved in industries that critically depend on government policies to give them board seats and/or recurring income in the form of "consulting fees." Stock options + a quarterly payment are also included.

A second scam is to create a "private equity fund" or "hedge fund" that, again, uses the promise of influence to attract major institutional investors. The pol gets a cut of the money raised in the form of "management fees", which typically amount to 2% of the total, plus 20% of any profits above a certain "hurdle" rate of return. This is known as the 2-and-20 scam.

These are paid out to the partners, including the pol, regardless of whether the fund actually generates a return for its investors, let alone a return sufficient to offset the risk.

Hunter Biden's China fund raised $1.5 BILLION in short order. This is for a man with zero investing experience, zero industry experience, and a cocaine habit.

2% of $1.5B = $30 million in "management fees" each year. For nothing except the promise of - obviously - his father's influence.
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 19:47 Comments || Top||

#22  Obvious. Joe Biden oversaw Ukraine politics, Hunter collected the money.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/25/2019 21:39 Comments || Top||


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Facebook buys a company developing a wrist-strap to control your smartphone by reading your MIND in deal 'worth up to $1billion'
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#1  Will no one rid us of these pestilential priests?
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||


Boston Dynamics starts selling robot dog that CAN open doors and demonstrates its back-flipping robot
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#1  But can that robot dog lick its actuator?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||


EU top court rules in favor of Google on search engine issue
[DAWN] Google won a major case in the Europe
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an Union on Tuesday, when the bloc’s top court ruled that the US internet giant doesn’t have to extend the EU’s "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines globally.

The European Court of Justice said there "is no obligation under EU law for a search engine operator" to extend beyond the EU member states the court’s 2014 ruling that people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online.

It said, however, that a search engine operator must put measures in place to discourage internet users from going outside the EU to find that information.

The case involving the US tech company and La Belle France’s data privacy regulator highlights the need to balance data privacy and protection concerns against the public’s right to information. It also raises questions about how to enforce differing jurisdictions when it comes to the borderless internet.

The case stems from the EU court’s 2014 ruling that people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. That decision forced Google to delete links to outdated or embarrassing personal information that popped up in searches within the 28-nation bloc.

One year later, the French privacy watchdog wanted Google to remove results on all its search engines on request, and not just European country sites like www.google.fr.

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#1  It said, however, that a search engine operator must put measures in place to discourage internet users from going outside the EU to find that information.

Easy fix for Google - treat these folks like US conservatives; that'll get your search results on the last page!
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2019 4:37 Comments || Top||


Government
VA Sued for Shutting Down Innovative Trade School That Helped Homeless Vets Get Great Jobs
h/t Instapundit
[PJMedia] Last week a lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of Texas federal court alleging that the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs office and its employee, Miguel Coias, knowingly and maliciously targeted the Retail Ready Career Center, Inc. (RRCC) for destruction with no evidence of any crime and, in fact, fabricated evidence against it.

Jonathan Davis began his career as an installation helper in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) field. After learning the business, he and a partner started their own service company. While servicing customers he noticed the need for well-trained and prepared technicians. He also was fully aware of the growing veteran jobless and homeless crisis. Davis decided to open a school with a boot-camp-like philosophy using an intensive six-week program to serve the needs of the customers he had. This school would also be a place for veterans, many of them homeless, to use their benefits offered through the GI bill to get the education they were promised, which would, in turn, lead to a good job. Retail Ready Center, Inc. was born.
Shut down because it cuts down academic (worthless pieces of paper for big bucks) business?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 07:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6513 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That could be part of it, but Davis himself thinks that he was shut down because the VA administrators realized that he and people like him could end up making people cough up money that they were owed and that they generally never claimed.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 09/25/2019 16:38 Comments || Top||



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