[Washington Examiner] Former FBI attorney Lisa Page is suing the Department of Justice and the FBI for violating her privacy by releasing her personal information to the public.
Page, 39, announced her lawsuit over Twitter on Tuesday. The attorney alleges that the DOJ and the FBI’s release of text messages between her and then-FBI agent Peter Strzok violated Privacy Act provisions regulating the release of private information to the media.
"I sued the Department of Justice and FBI today," Page said. "I take little joy in having done so. But what they did in leaking my messages to the press was not only wrong, it was illegal."
I used my personal cell as both personal/business cell because I didn't want to carry two (and most of my contacts knew not to abuse it). The rules allowed reimbursement but also required my acceptance of their ability to DL and review my files. As most who know me know....that could be PC problematic. I never took the stipend ;-)
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12/11/2019 20:31 Comments ||
[PJMedia] On Saturday night, UFC star Bryce Mitchell put a finishing move on his opponent that has only been used twice in a UFC "pro-motional" fight. Mitchell was named the victor, and then name-checked Washington, D.C.'s most famous MMA fan, President Donald Trump: "Donald Trump. I'm up here in D.C. If you need help whooping some politician, holler at me bro; I'll do it for free!" Sooooo tempting. A large portion of the demoncrats need a good ass kicking too.
Larry Ellison used to put on a heckuva show for Oracle OpenWorld. I remember one huge party at the Cow Palace that featured performances by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Nicks. Everything, well everything legal anyway, that you could possibly want in a party was there. The conferences, exhibits and keynotes were all extremely interesting for nerds like me.
I think it was about 2013 when I last attended. After that I refused to go anymore. The conference was still great but anywhere I went outside of Moscone Center I ran into weirdos, deviants, perverts, bums, panhandlers, pee and poop. I imagine it's gotten worse since then but I wouldn't know because I'll never go back to San Francisco.
Oracle Corporation is based in Redwood City which is just south of San Francisco. I think just about all of his life, Ellison has been a denizen of the Bay Area. For them to move OpenWorld to Las Vegas says a lot.
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I can echo that Abu. Last time I attended was in 2009 and they blocked of the streets around Moscone.
Open world attracted the best and brightest. Now all SF attracts are flies.
For 9 years I rode BART into the city from the East Bay. Happy in Idaho now...never going back
[Dhaka Tribune] Narayanganj police on Tuesday arrested six people accused in a case filed for gangraping a teenager on Monday in Fatullah upazila.
The girl filed a case on Monday night with Fatullah Model cop shoppe after the rape incident, said acting Superintendent of Police (SP) Monirul Islam in a press briefing at the cop shoppe.
The arrested are: Rasel, 38, Sujan, 23, Shahadat, 22, Suman, 22, Robin, 23, and Md Al Amin, 21, all from the same upazila.
According to the case statement, the girl was being escorted home by her cousin after her work at a factory ended on Monday evening. The accused men kidnapped the girl and her cousin from the road and gangraped her, letting them go after the rape.
SP Monirul said: "After we were informed of the incident on the 999 hotline, a police team led a drive in the locality and arrested them within six hours."
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] In April, the man who will be Britannia’s finance minister in a Labour government sought to reassure the head of the country’s biggest telecoms group BT that it would not feature in his sweeping nationalization plans.
On the sidelines of a conference in London amid rumors about Labour’s ambitions, John McDonnell told Chief Executive Philip Jansen: "BT is not part of our plans," according to a person briefed on the talks.
But without warning, McDonnell last month stunned the company and the business community by pledging to take over its broadband network and provide free internet for all if Labour wins power in this week’s election. He has not met BT since.
McDonnell said he cannot remember what he discussed with BT but the account is probably accurate. The policy was developed a few months ago in response to anger among the public and business over slow broadband.
"This connectivity issue is absolutely critical to our economy," he told Rooters. "We are trying to develop a fourth industrial revolution here and we can’t be held back by anyone."
The move confirmed the fears of many executives that McDonnell’s promise of the most radical socialist government in British history will end the pro-business climate that has endured since the days of Margaret Thatcher.
Labour policies include plans to nationalize rail, mail, utility and water companies, give 10 percent of big companies’ shares to staff, bring in a four-day working week, hike taxes on the wealthy, and ramp up borrowing and spending.
The party says social discontent behind Britannia’s shock 2016 vote to leave the Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an Union still runs deep, and voters who feel left behind by decades of unchecked capitalism and years of spending cuts will put Labour in power.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...pro-Brexit British prime minister, succeeding no-Brexit Theresa May. BoJo is noted as much for his sparkling personality and his hair as for his Conservative policies.... ’s opinion poll lead has narrowed recently, meaning Labour could lead a minority government in charge of the world’s fifth-largest economy.
Polls also show more than half of the public support nationalization of rail and water companies, higher taxes on the rich and putting workers on boards. But the agenda has put Labour on a collision course with business.
[Al Jazeera] Argentina's ...a country located on the other side of the Deep South. It is covered with Pampers and inhabited by Grouchos, who dance the Tangle. They used to have some islands called the Malvinas located where the Falklands are now. They're not supposed to cry for Evita... Peronist ...another whack at Fascism that did't work, except for the musical... leader Alberto Fernandez was sworn in as president on Tuesday, marking a shift to the left for Latin America's third-largest economy, which is suffering rampant inflation, credit default fears and rising poverty.
The 60-year-old centre-left politician took his presidential oath in front of cheering politicians at Congress along with politicians from the region and representatives from major trade partners including Brazil and the United States.
Fernandez takes over from conservative Mauricio Macri, who symbolically handed the incoming leader the presidential baton and sash.
[Al Jazeera] An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong's police watchdog in its handling of huge pro-democracy protests announced on Wednesday they were quitting, in a major setback for the government.
The move came a month after a leaked statement from the group revealed they felt the city's police watchdog was not equipped to carry out a proper investigation.
Instead, they suggested a fully independent inquiry would be better suited for such a large task.
[RedState] TIME decided to go with the underage environmental activist Greta Thunberg. According to the TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal, the choice was easy to make since we’re all going to die soon and Thunberg was the one who rallied people around the globe to take the concern for environmental disaster to a new level.
Yet another chapter in the decline / fall / utter cliwnifucation of the US media.
Since it's inception TIME's Man Person of the Year was selected according to a clear, simple, universally-understood criterion: the individual who for better or worse dominated the news cycle and thus, in media-world and with the perspective of the last twelve months, most significantly influenced the world.
By this simple criterion TIME chose and defended its choice of world-historical personages such as Adolf Hitler and the Ayatollah Khomeini.
The blindingly obvious choice - if TIME had any integrity left - for 2019 would be Donald J. Trump.
A Eurocentric choice could arguably be Boris Johnson or even Erdogan.
But not the spoiled brat who not only has had no influence on anything whatsoever but has not even influenced more than a couple of media cycles out of hundreds.
But then, who reads Time™ magazine in the Internet Age?
Doctor offices too lazy to cancel the subscription? Soy Boi collector's item?
Anymore it is subliminal messaging via cover to those at checkout lanes or going trough airports, but even that is changing. Only thing left is to auto load ads like pop-ups on peoples' PEDs as they walk within blue tooth range, but I don't think they are desperate or/and stupid enough to do that. Yet.
[TheGuardian] Claremont United Methodist church installation shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph as caged immigrant family
If a mod would be so kind as to cross-link to the disgusting Pope comment about Trump being Herod, I would be so obliged. You know, for Methodists they really took this cue from the Pope from the other day. Which begs the question : Are they all the same now ? Incidentally, Trump is often refereed to in fringe churchy circles as a modern day John the Baptist, and it's the Pope who sits in Herod's seat today. Not relevant maybe, just... curious.
A nativity installation depicting Mary, Joseph and Jesus separated in cages has caused a stir in a southern California city, a few hundred kilometers from the US border with Mexico. This link to a 5 Dec Breitbart appears to be a reference.
The installation shows Joseph and Mary, in separate cages, facing a cradled baby Jesus in a cage, with Joseph’s arms outstretched towards him. It was posted to Facebook by the Rev Karen Ristine of the Claremont United Methodist church, and has been shared more than 20,000 times.
"In a time in our country when refugee families seek asylum at our borders and are unwillingly separated from one another, we consider the most well-known refugee family in the world. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the Holy Family," Ristine wrote on Facebook. She cited Matthew 25:35, in which Jesus thanks those who fed him when he was a hungry refugee fleeing Bethlehem. If I remember correctly, nowhere does the good book state that 'I came to you selling drugs, and you readily let me in. Blessed are you...'
"What if this family sought refuge in our country today? Imagine Joseph and Mary separated at the border and Jesus no older than two taken from his mother and placed behind the fences of a Border Patrol detention center as more than 5,500 children have been the past three years," said Ristine in the Facebook post. Disgusting sons of Belial, mixing their shit with the truth to suit their politics. Read the rest of this unhappy thing at the Guardian.
Can there be an 'Assorted Bastitches' option in the Organization dropdown ? Never mind... just asking.
Aren't they supposed to be calvinists ? Maybe that's why they're like this. The calvinism of yesterday has morphed into SJW idiocy mixed with deference for human deities today. Or maybe it's just a question of moolah for the chapter. Do they have a diocese ? I wouldn't know.
You have helped to ruin California's public schools - now the 2nd worst in the nation because of this illegal invasion which you aid and abet.
You have helped to undermine rule of law and public safety in California.
Your foolish, bogus altruism for people who deserve none has looted the public welfare, and reduced any hope of proper funding of the real needs of California's citizens.
You've helped to turn huge portions of the state into trash- gang- and violence-ridden shitholes, many of which are either literally bankrupt or headed in that direction, with a poverty rate in the 40% range.
And you've done this for the exquisite pleasure it gives you to preen and posture and condemn your fellow citizens.
Our Christmas message to you is F--- off, you vile piece of virtue-signaling shite.
And stop harming this state. Go do your preening in Sinaloa or Tegucigalpa.
Right. And they were the most law abiding people, Jesus even more so. 'Render unto Caesar...'
In fact, some people draw great parallels to 'absolute socialism' with him. The 'give everything you have to the poor' message is Jesus. So high that the most guilt-ridden, silver spoon fed Harvard scholar cannot get over it.
But one can't argue faith or truth with these fuckers. Just in it for the tithes and the liaisons. Cheap bastards.
Everyone is afraid too offend a piece of shit muslim but it seems too be ok too offend a Christian. I'm not religous but did grow up in the south and have respect for someone else's religion until they don't show respect for others. I wish we could shove the whole state of california into the ocean.
[DAWN] LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday indicted the alleged rapist-cum-killer of several minor boys of Chunian in one of the cases during the first hearing of jail trial.
ATC Judge Abdul Qayyum Khan commenced the trial in Kot Lakhpat Jail when Special Prosecutor Abdul Rauf Wattoo presented the charge sheet against Sohail Shahzad in the murder case of a minor victim, Faizan.
The prosecutor read the charges before the court while the suspect denied the same and opted to defend the case.
The judge also recorded statements of 12 prosecution witnesses and adjourned further hearing till Dec 10 (today).
Shahzad had been charged with kidnapping, raping and killing four minor boys. Three of them were residents of Chunian’s Ghosia Colony and one of Rana Town. Their bodies were recovered from sand dunes in and around the Chunian Industrial Area.
* Don't drink out of cans. Problem solved.
* Have a glass or salad bowl ready to pour the suds into. Eventually such a container will a have an additional beers worth of flat beer. Problem solved.
* Let it spray as if the thing was champagne and enjoy the party. Problem solved.
I'm not sure why they would even bother with such as study when there are more important things to figure out such as drinking from the boot.
[AnNahar] Protesters on Tuesday blocked the Jounieh highway in both directions for several hours to demand the release of four detained demonstrators.
Other protesters meanwhile rallied outside Jounieh's serail for the same purpose.
The detainees were held during a road-blocking protest in the morning.
The highway was later reopened after the release of the four protesters.
Protests meanwhile witnessed an escalation in the northern city of Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... , where several people were maimed in festivities between army troops and stone-throwing protesters at the entrance of Tripoli's el-Mina district.
The confrontation erupted as soldiers sought to reopen a blocked road. Troops fired tear gas during the clash as protesters said rubber bullets were also fired at them.
The demonstrators in el-Mina are demanding the resignation of the municipal chief in protest at the collapse of a house overnight in the area that killed two siblings.
Protesters had attacked the municipality headquarters in el-Mina earlier in the day, smashing windows and setting a room and vehicles on fire.
A large military force was sent to the city to deal with the violence. The cause of the house's collapse wasn't immediately clear, but heavy rain appeared to have contributed. The two killed were a 19-year-old woman and her older brother.
Elsewhere, protesters blocked the al-Quntari intersection in Beirut in solidarity with the Tripoli and Jounieh demonstrators. They were later dispersed by riot police.
Other protesters meanwhile blocked the vital Jiye highway that links Beirut to the South, the Hamat tunnel in Batroun, the Chekka tunnel, the al-Beddawi highway, the Minieh-Abdeh road, the al-Bireh-Qubayat road, the Akkar Plain road and several roads in the Bekaa and Hasbaya.
The Jiye highway and the Chekka tunnel were later reopened.
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.