[MAIL] Jeffrey Epstein was not just providing underage girls to his friends according to a new report.
New York magazine examined the convicted pedophile's black book, and learned that Epstein maintained a list of female assistants he recommended to pals including Charlie Rose and Bill Clinton.
Written call logs reveal that Epstein recommended five women that Rose should hire in a two-year span, and that three of those women then went to work for the disgraced newsman, who at the time was the host and executive producer of his eponymous talk show on PBS.
Of those three, at least one would later accuse Rose of sexual harassment.
'I was being offered up for abuse,' said that woman, who was just 22 when she was hired by Rose on Epstein's recommendation.
Epstein and his assistant Sarah Kellen called Rose dozens of times in that two-year period.
At the same time, Epstein was being probed by officials in Palm Beach and the FBI following allegations of sexual battery involving minor females.
One of the candidates Epstein named was said to be the 'world’s most perfect assistant she used to work for Harvey Weinstein he’s lucky if he can get her.'
[DAWN] Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich and other treasury officials were arrested on Monday on corruption and fraud charges related to a multi-million dollar project to build two massive dams, police said.
“They are in custody now awaiting to be taken to court,” police chief George Kinoti told AFP, adding the accused had presented themselves to the authorities after chief prosecutor Noordin Haji ordered their arrests.
The arrest marks the first time a sitting Kenyan minister has been arrested on corruption charges, in a country where graft is widespread.
[AnNahar] Cameroon ...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there... ian security forces are committing "brazen crimes" against civilians, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, accusing the military of killing four people and raping a woman in the English-speaking northwest region.
For three years government troops have been fighting English-speaking separatists demanding independence in the northwest and southwest regions, leaving hundreds dead and forcing nearly 500,000 people from their homes.
An 80-year-old man and a young man with a mental disability were among those killed in security operations since mid-June, HRW said in a statement on its website.
"These latest crimes add to a long string of abuses by Cameroonian security forces," said Central Africa director at HRW Lewis Mudge.
"Instead of seeing that justice is done, Cameroon's authorities deny that their forces are killing and raping people, so it is essential to remind them that the world is watching."
A 40-year-old woman was beaten and raped in a toilet in Kumbo on June 21 after a group of soldiers demanded to know where separatists were hiding, HRW said.
HRW says unlawful killings and the use of excessive force by government forces have been rife since the crisis started.
"Security forces seem to have little fear of what will happen as they commit brazen crimes against civilians," Mudge said.
Last year, the rights group said separatists had carried out kidnappings, killed civilians and prevented children from going to school in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions.
Government forces were blamed for killing civilians, using excessive force against demonstrators, torture and the burning of homes in several villages, according to a report based on interviews and documents.
English speakers, who account for about a fifth of Cameroon's population of 24 million, have chafed for years at perceived discrimination in education, law and economic opportunities at the hands of the francophone majority.
But the government has rejected demands for autonomy and has dispatched thousands of troops in a crackdown.
The anglophone movement radicalized in 2017, with separatists declaring the creation of the "Republic of Ambazonia" -- a move which was not recognized internationally.
[Dhaka Tribune] An Imam of a mosque was arrested for raping multiple women and girls after scaring them with retribution of Jinns if they did not comply.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion-1 (RAB-1) arrested Iblis Idris Ahmed, 42, from the Dakshinkhan area of Uttara, in Dhaka on Monday.
After bringing Iblis Idris to face the media at a briefing yesterday afternoon, Caption of RAB-1 Lt Col Md Sarwar Bin Kashem said Iblis Idris was an Imam at a Dakshinkhan mosque, as well as a teacher of its madrasa, for the last 18 years.
"We had received allegations of him raping at least five women and 12 teenage girls, after threatening them with unleashing Jinns on them if they did not listen to him," he said.
The captain said Iblis Idris was also responsible for raping the mosque's Khadem and the madrasa's students as well. "He used to record his crimes and warned them of not speaking about it to anyone."
The RAB official also added that Iblis Idris had confessed to his crimes, while a case was filed against him with the Dakshinkhan cop shoppe.
[TimesOfSanDiego] Four of San Diego’s five members of Congress introduced a package of legislation Monday designed to stop pollution from the Tijuana River from reaching San Diego.
Reps. Juan Vargas, Susan Davis, Scott Peters and Mike Levin announced their Tijuana River Valley Pollution Solution package at a press conference in Chula Vista.
"We have an environmental crisis in San Diego. For years, the cross-border flows of wastewater, trash, and sediment coming from the Tijuana River have plagued our region, disrupting the lives of residents, service members, and visitors," said Vargas, who represents the border area in Congress."
The package of three bills, each introduced by different members, would increase the capital of the North American Development Bank by $1.5 billion to fund treatment projects, enlist the help of the Navy and improve coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Davis noted that the the Navy is building a multi-billion dollar SEAL training facility just miles from the mouth of the Tijuana River and must take steps to make sure future spills don’t impact operations.
"Today, we are taking a comprehensive approach to address the crisis," said Peters. "We must prioritize funding for projects that specifically address water pollution, wastewater treatment, and water conservation to reduce the risk of sewage flows."
Pollution from Mexico via the Tijuana River has caused numerous beach closures from Imperial Beach to Coronado and disrupted Navy exercises.
Rep. Duncan Hunter, who represents rural East County, was not involved in drafting the legislation introduced Monday. A bunch of donk congress critters want to spend $1.5 billion to fix a problem that Mexico should have fixed decades ago. It should be easy. Tell the Mexican president there will be no more foreign aid from the United States until this problem is fixed, and if that doesn't work then threaten more tariffs. But I guess with donks, nothing is ever easy.
#UKRAINE: The villages of Schastia, Hranitne, Lebedynske, Pisky, Artema, and Novoluhanske have witnessed combat actions today in #Donbas. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded when his position got hit by shelling. MG's, 122mm artillery, 82mm mortars, grenade launchers were employed.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China accused U.S. officials on Tuesday of being behind violent protests in Hong Kong and advised them to remove their "black hands" from the territory.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment at a news briefing in Beijing, when asked about the Hong Kong protests.
Escalating violence in the city over the weekend opened new fronts in its crisis over an extradition bill that could see people from the territory sent to China for trial in Communist Party-controlled courts.
That's just dumb and paranoid. As I expect from you
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/23/2019 12:36 Comments ||
Let's see.. The Triads predate the Chinese in US Chinatowns. The Triads likely predate the founding of the United States. So the Triads are not a US concoction.
Hong Kong was a UK Crown Colony granted to the UK, vaguely sometime in the Opium Wars timeframe.
The US has NEVER run Hong Kong. The US has Never run the Triads...
So, why are they asking the US to clean up a China born syndicate older than the USA?
[Jpost] The South Korean military fired two warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday, the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul said, and Chinese military aircraft had also entered South Korean airspace.
It was the first time a Russian military aircraft had violated South Korean airspace, a ministry official said.
The warplane was one of three Russian aircraft to enter the Korea Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ) early on Tuesday. Two Chinese military aircraft also entered the KADIZ, the defence ministry said in a statement.
There was no immediate public comment from Russian or Chinese officials.
The South Korean government would lodge official complaints about the violations with China and Russia, the defence ministry in Seoul said.
According to the South Korean military, the Russian aircraft then violated South Korean airspace over Dokdo - an island that is occupied by South Korea and also claimed by Japan, which calls it Takeshima - just after 9 a.m. (midnight GMT Monday).
"The South Korean military took tactical action including dropping flares and firing a warning shot," the defence ministry statement said.
The Russian aircraft left South Korean airspace but then entered it again about 20 minutes later, prompting the South Koreans to fire another warning shot.
The ministry said South Korean warplanes "conducted a normal response" to the incursion, without giving further details.
[DAILYWIRE] A Brazilian immigrant living in Canada was forced to close up her small business after refusing to wax the male genitals of transgender LGBT activist Jessica Yaniv, formerly known as Jonathan Yaniv.
The activist has filed complaints against 15 other estheticians with the tribunal, claiming "gender identity" discrimination, as well
Citing discrimination based on gender identity, Yaniv filed a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal seeking financial restitution. The activist has filed complaints against 15 other estheticians with the tribunal, claiming "gender identity" discrimination, as well, The Daily Wire reported last year. It was not until Wednesday, however, that Yaniv’s identity was allowed to be disclosed.
According to The Post Millennial, Marcia Da Silva claims that she refused to service the complainant "due to safety concerns raised by her husband and alleged harassment on Yaniv’s part and not because of the claimant’s identity."
During tribunal proceedings on Wednesday, Da Silva said the complaint from Yaniv forced her to close shop, the outlet noted.
Can't the ... umm, aesthetician sue the business and the err... 'scrotumed lady', for compelling a woman to service male genitalia ? Seems like a perverse thing to do. Any lawyer worth his salt could make that case.
The only valid argument I ever heard in defense of Microsoft Windows is that it's "good enough". So now that I hear that the inventor of "good enough" is going to make AI smarter than humans, it kinda makes me chuckle.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/23/2019 10:26 Comments ||
With M$S involved expect all their code to be hacked from day one and have back doors everywhere.
Well, it was HAL, and Arthur C. Clarke swore up and down and left and right it was a complete coincidence that HAL was IBM offset by one letter. HAL was a lesson in the nature of GIGO. All the social justice crap that will be coded into any AI project funded by the leftist blob will be, to paraphrase Heinlein, "indistinguishable from a psychotic newt on crack..."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/23/2019 13:24 Comments ||
The creepiest part of the HAL character was reactivation in 2010. HAL was completely ignorant of the crimes he committed and was again so flawlessly logical that "he" agreed to facilitate his own destruction. Clarke was way ahead of everyone in understanding the flawed coin AI would have to be.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/23/2019 13:31 Comments ||
[AJC] Plan includes moving office from Italy, creating "peace universities"
Four years after failing to bring the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to Atlanta, the city is primed to host the 2020 gathering as part of a grander plan that could rebrand "The City Too Busy to Hate" with the more global "City of Peace."
The blueprint, if all goes according to plan, also would move the organizing group’s offices here from Piacenza, Italy. In addition to hosting the summit every few years, organizers would collaborate with local colleges to create "peace universities."Boosters are trying to finance the initiative with private funds - and arguing Atlanta is the perfect fit.
The city already is home to the Jimmy Carter Center, dedicated to the 39th president and 2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner. Martin Luther King Jr., who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, lived here.Business and community leaders, including Koch Industries Executive Vice President Jim Hannan, Integral Group’s Egbert Perry and former mayor Andrew Young, laid out the framework at a breakfast meeting of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce on Monday. Unlike in 2015, boosters say they have a memorandum of understanding."It has a chance to be significant," said Hannan. "We have the broad support, but we are going to need people to support building the foundation."
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.