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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Clinton Official pleads guilty to conspiracy charges tied to communist China agents
[World Tribune] A former State Department employee, who worked under both Bill and Hillary Clinton, pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States on April 24. According to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) press release, Candace Marie Claiborne, 63, committed the crime by:

"...lying to law enforcement and background investigators, and hiding her extensive contacts with, and gifts from, agents of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), in exchange for providing them with internal documents from the U.S. State Department."

Claiborne, who had top secret security clearance, received "tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits." Some of the favors were given directly to her, while others were provided to a family member to supposedly pass along to the former federal employee. Benefits received included cash to her USAA account, international travel and vacations, a fully furnished apartment, Chinese New Year’s gifts, tuition at a Chinese fashion school, a monthly stipend, and many cash payments.

Assistant Attorney General Demers said that "Candace Marie Claiborne traded her integrity and non-public information of the United States government in exchange for cash and other gifts from foreign agents she knew worked for the Chinese intelligence service."

The plea documents state that Claiborne provided "copies of internal documents from the State Department on topics ranging from U.S. economic strategies to visits by dignitaries between the two countries" in exchange for the benefits received.

In her journal, according to the DOJ, Claiborne noted that she could "Generate 20K in 1 year" by working with the PRC. The agent she referred to at one point gave her the task of "providing internal U.S. Government analyses on a U.S.-Sino Strategic Economic Dialogue that had just occurred."

The DOJ also said Claiborne admitted to a co-conspirator that the PRC agents were "spies." Allegedly, after being contacted by FBI investigators and the State Department, she instructed co-conspirators to "delete evidence connecting her to the PRC agents."
This article starring:
Candace Marie Claiborne
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/30/2019 06:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Quite a stretch to call her a "Clinton Official". By that measure, every cleared American serving under any SecState is an "Official". She was a low level secretary.

With that - she is a scumbag and should be dismembered with a high lift jack and some tow straps. ChiComs would have capped her long time ago.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 04/30/2019 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  she is a scumbag and should be dismembered with a high lift jack and some tow straps

You, Sir. Mr. Billy? I like the cut of your jib and would like to subscribe to your newsletter :-)
Posted by: Frank G || 04/30/2019 8:45 Comments || Top||

#3  She was an office manager. In that capacity she worked at a variety of interesting embassies over the years, organizing everyone and knowing everything. Really, much cleverer to suborn her than any number of ambassadors.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2019 10:56 Comments || Top||

#4  "Really, much cleverer to suborn her than any number of ambassadors." No disagreement there.

In this case, she worked as the office manager in the Public Affairs Section - not a hotbed of intrigue to say the least. She would NOT routinely have access to the specific info the ChiComs tasked her with. She could get some info passively but she would not have been in the "room" during sensitive trade talks. Handlers could have been hoping she moved to a position of better access in the future though she faced retirement at 65.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 04/30/2019 17:47 Comments || Top||

#5  she worked as the office manager in the Public Affairs Section

So she was the conduit, for coded plain text press releases? Chalk on light poles is so old school.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/30/2019 19:12 Comments || Top||

Teacher, 36, accused of molesting his seven-year-old student pleads not guilty to hiring a hitman from behind bars to silence the boy and his mother
[MAIL] An HIV-positive teacher from St Louis accused of having a seven-year-old student perform oral sex on him has denied plotting with his boyfriend to have the child and his mother killed ahead of his trial.

Deonte Taylor, 36, and his 66-year-old lover, Michael Johnson, both appeared in court on Wednesday and entered not guilty pleas to multiple charges of conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with a witness.

Authorities say the sex crime involving the boy, now aged 10, happened three years ago, but Taylor was not charged until November 2018 with three counts of sodomy.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/30/2019 05:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This isn't DAWN?
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 04/30/2019 6:26 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Motorcyclist crashes while giving driver 'the finger' on Texas parkway
[ABC] CYPRESS, Texas -- A motorcyclist is in critical condition after crashing on a parkway in Cypress, Texas.

Deputies said he crashed after he gave the finger to a woman he was passing.

A woman told authorities she was driving north when the motorcyclist passed her suburban on the right and gave her the finger. He then turned around and did it a second time, but lost control and crashed.

"After he gave her the finger a second time, he lost control, hit the curb and struck his head," said Harris County Sheriff's Sgt. Dashana Cheek-McNeal. "He was unconscious at the scene."

The motorcyclist was taken by Life Flight the hospital.

Deputies said the other driver did not strike him.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  “...driver did not strike him.”
no mention about whether or not she pulled a NASCAR move and side drafted to take the air off him.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 04/30/2019 9:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Darwinism in action. The first thing any competent rider learns is how to give all that Detroit iron the finger and not die in the process.
Posted by: Zorba Uloluting4551 || 04/30/2019 11:36 Comments || Top||

#3  When riding your scooter , watch ALL the traffic and think to yourself, "They're ALL trying to kill me, where do I go to escape,".
Posted by: Gerthudion Shosing3576 || 04/30/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Trinity College defends professor's 'whiteness is terrorism' message
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Trinity College professor Johnny Eric Williams is capturing headlines once again for proposing "whiteness is terrorism" on Twitter.

The Hartford, Connecticut, sociology professor who called white people "inhuman a-holes" who need to "die" following a shooting attack on congressional Republicans now says "whiteness is terrorism."

School officials, as they did for years, are standing by the professor.

"Trinity College supports academic freedom and free expression and inquiry, which are hallmarks of academia and democratic society," Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney told the educational watchdog Campus Reform on Monday. "When speech proves controversial, our responsibility as educators is to promote more debate and discussion, not less. Twitter is a challenging place for a thoughtful discourse, which is clear from this example."

Mr. Williams, who is black, switched his account settings to private after the April 21 tweets.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Last hotbed of racism is whackademia.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/30/2019 3:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Keep it up, you'll make it a self fulfilling prophecy. Break that leash of Western Civilization.
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 04/30/2019 6:30 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder if you could give a lecture on the hard code DNA basis for gender at Trinity.
Posted by: lord garth || 04/30/2019 7:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Always wanted to scare people just by gertting up in the morning. Now that I do, it's a disappointment, to me, anyway...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/30/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Attn White Alumni - Your donations are no longer being accepted by Trinity.
Posted by: warthogswife || 04/30/2019 9:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney

Surprise surprise. I have to call this racist black supremacist.
Posted by: || 04/30/2019 23:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Thanks for the lob, No Man.

It's tough for a she-Mick or sheeny.
Take Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney,
That talent unheeded
Who might've succeeded
If she had been born with a weenie!
Posted by: Kofi Johnson2182 || 04/30/2019 23:50 Comments || Top||

Animated bar chart: Where do the kids live?

Posted by: 3dc || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

Norway finds 'Russian spy whale' off Arctic coast
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under:

#2  did it have a laser beam?
Posted by: 746 || 04/30/2019 16:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Does the GoPro autofocus use a laser ranger?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/30/2019 19:14 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Three killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/30/2019 17:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

Not just in Rotherham: Little girl groomed, raped and abused by multiple MUSLIM men, court told
[ExaminerLive] The girl was targeted in Huddersfield by two men who are currently on trial at Leeds Crown Court

A vulnerable little girl was groomed, raped and abused by multiple men throughout her childhood starting from the age of 11, a jury has heard.

The victim was targeted in Huddersfield 'by men who wanted to use her for their own sexual purposes', prosecutors told Leeds Crown Court on Monday.

It was said that the girl was 'alone in the world' and had no ability to make decisions about sex when she was groomed.

Opening the trial of Huddersfield men Mohammed Akram and Usman Khalid, Richard Wright QC, prosecuting, told the jury: "We say that both of the men in the dock had sexual contact with her when she was just 12 and they knew how old she was.

"They each, on separate occasions, took her out of the children's home where she was living without permission and with a sinister, ultimately sexually motivated, purpose."

Mr Wright said the girl was groomed in the Huddersfield area of West Yorkshire.

Akram and Khalid went on trial on Monday along with two women - Shahnaz Malik, 57, of St Anne's Avenue, Huddersfield, and Naveeda Habeeb, 40, of Prince Wood Lane, Huddersfield - who are both charged with child cruelty.

Akram, 33, of Springdale Street, Huddersfield, denies five counts of rape, sexual assault, abducting a child and trafficking for sexual exploitation.

Khalid, 31, of Brook Street, Huddersfield, denies sexual assault and child abduction.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Sounds like cultural chauvinism to me. It's long past the time the Brits assimilated.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 04/30/2019 1:46 Comments || Top||

#2  not just Rotherham and Huddersfield

at least a half dozen grooming gangs operations in such places as Rochdale, Bradford and Leeds -

and those are only the ones that have been exposed
Posted by: lord garth || 04/30/2019 7:04 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Venezuela uprising turns violent after military armored vehicle plows into crowd of opposition supporters
[Fox News] Emboldened supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido brutally clashed with Venezuelan security forces as dramatic footage from Caracas showed a military armored vehicle plowing into the crowd.

In a video broadcast live on telecasts across the world, the armored vehicle can be seen driving over the center of a road, hitting a crowd of demonstrators purportedly throwing rocks at security forces. No injuries were immediately reported.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL., denounced the actions by Venezuelan security forces, saying that "military and security leaders must realize they are and will be held responsible for this," he said on Twitter.

More at link along with a disturbing video.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 04/30/2019 14:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There is also some vids on twitter that have a 2 way rifle range going on. Seems most of the violence is sporadic however.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/30/2019 15:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Molotov cocktails could seriously impede the gunner on top of the armored vehicle. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 04/30/2019 15:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Probably need the fuel to cook whatever meager stuff they have, AP
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/30/2019 17:12 Comments || Top||

Stratfor: Russia to stand on the side?

Posted by: 3dc || 04/30/2019 13:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  Putin is counting on the Cubans and Iranians.
Posted by: Harcourt Thud3180 || 04/30/2019 14:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Or Putin sees which way the winds are blowing and doesn't want to back a loser.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/30/2019 22:10 Comments || Top||

Venezuela's Guaido calls for military uprising while flanked by soldiers at Caracas airbase
Fox News has been updating this story, so check the link to see the latest.
[FoxNews] ’The moment is now’

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets Tuesday morning and called for a military uprising, saying he has begun the "final phase" of his plan to oust embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

In a three-minute video posted on his Twitter account, the 35-year-old lawmaker said soldiers who took the streets would be acting to protect Venezuela's constitution.

"The moment is now," said Guaido, who shot the video at a Caracas airbase surrounded by soldiers and accompanied by detained activist and mentor, Leopoldo Lopez.

"The national armed forces have taken the correct decision, and they count on the support of the Venezuelan people," he said.

In his first public appearance since being detained in 2014 for leading anti-government protests, Lopez claimed on Twitter that he was freed by the military and called on all Venezuelans to peacefully take to the streets.

"This is the moment of all Venezuelans, those in uniform and those who aren't," he told reporters. "Everyone should come to the streets, in peace."

He added on Twitter: "We must all mobilize. It is time to conquer freedom."
He must have gotten the message a couple generals flipped.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/30/2019 09:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Peasants must be treated like Serfs!

Posted by: 3dc || 04/30/2019 14:01 Comments || Top||

An unannounced Chinese CZ-4B rocket has launched two Tianhui-2-01 earth observation satellites

Posted by: 3dc || 04/30/2019 09:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Commies

USS Stethem (DGG-63) just navigated the Taiwan Strait with her AIS transmitter active the entire time
The USS Stethem just navigated the Taiwan Strait with her AIS transmitter active the entire time.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  and a man on deck, and the navigation aids working.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/30/2019 3:19 Comments || Top||

#2  and didnt hit anything
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 04/30/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#3  The captain gets extra points if he had an all hands on deck and mooned every Chinese vessel they passed.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 04/30/2019 15:57 Comments || Top||

US Has Warned China That It Will Respond To Provocative Acts By Its Coast Guard And Maritime Militia

Posted by: 3dc || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  So I guess that means the CHICOMS wont be allowed to come within 20 ft of the hull!
Posted by: One Eyed Hatrack9175 || 04/30/2019 2:56 Comments || Top||

#2  So judging by past incidents, does that mean we apologize before or after they ram a ship?
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/30/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

China has pirated all the tech they need from Russia

Posted by: 3dc || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  So they'll end up owned by China themselves. Well, at least they got to screw over Ukraine one more time and own Crimea again.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 04/30/2019 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  China has pirated all the tech they need from Russia

?So how come they keep stealing ours?
Posted by: Phatle Hatrack1870 || 04/30/2019 11:39 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Another "let's move the capital" moment.

Posted by: 3dc || 04/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  Bazilia part deux.
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 04/30/2019 6:40 Comments || Top||

#2  moving it to Mecca?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/30/2019 9:13 Comments || Top||

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Tue 2019-04-30
  Gunmen kill pastor, worshippers in Burkina Faso church
Mon 2019-04-29
  Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seen in new video for first time in five years
Sun 2019-04-28
  Father, brothers of alleged Sri Lanka bombing mastermind killed
Sat 2019-04-27
  Sri Lanka - Inside help?
Fri 2019-04-26
  Jihadists 'blow themselves up' as soldiers raid suicide vest factory in Sri Lanka
Thu 2019-04-25
  Trump says sending ‘armed soldiers’ to US-Mexico border
Wed 2019-04-24
  Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes, most of them minority Shiites
Tue 2019-04-23
  IS claims Sri Lanka blasts
Mon 2019-04-22
  Sri Lanka explosions, 24 arrested, 290+ dead, 8 kabooms
Sun 2019-04-21
  3 churches bombed at Easter services in Sri Lanka 262 Dead
Sat 2019-04-20
  Woman killed after shots fired during violent riots in Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Fri 2019-04-19
  Islamic State Declared A New Wilaya In Africa
Thu 2019-04-18
  German Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Recruiting ISIS Members To Syria
Wed 2019-04-17
  Houthis in Yemen introduced a new airburst ballistic missile that spreads 14,000 pieces of shrapnel over a large area
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  Violence and dozens of arson attacks in Copenhagen after anti-Islam politician throws Koran in migrant neighbourhood

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