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Special Forces arrest Khalifa Daud, Haqqani network’s key member in Kabul
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Was Ghislaine Maxwell given immunity in Epstein's original plea deal ?
[HIVE] Is it possible prosecutors have lost track of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator in his pedophile ring? For the past few weeks, rumors have circulated that she’s 400 pounds and living in Florida, or that she’s living the high life in London or the Continent, but according to the Washington Post, authorities are having a hard time locating her. Those who know her say that it’s possible she is as much of a Houdini as Epstein. Both of them liked having secrets, and the way those secrets kept people off balance. "Jeffrey always wanted to give the impression that he was an international man of mystery‐’I control everyone and everything, I collect people, I own people, I can damage people,’" says an ex-girlfriend.
I tell ya, we've looked everywhere !
As part of Epstein’s original plea deal, negotiated with Alexander Acosta, the others implicated were also given immunity from prosecution, which is partly why victims like Virginia Roberts Giuffre pursued her and others in civil courts. But Epstein’s death has not stopped the current investigation. "We remain committed to standing for you," Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, wrote in a statement after Epstein’s death, "and our investigation of the conduct charged in the Indictment‐which included a conspiracy count‐remains ongoing." There were rumors on Monday afternoon that indictments of five people were imminent.
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Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2019 08:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [354 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Immunity is given out like Halloween candy when it suits the powers that be.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/16/2019 8:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Appears to be something of a pattern developing:

Cheryl Mills got immunity in Clinton probe, congressman says.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2019 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Massachusetts: Testimony on Boston Bomber’s Sister-In-Law

“A lot more people are killed every day in Syria plus other places.” Prosecutors presented evidence earlier that the bombs were made in the Cambridge, Mass., apartment where Ms. Russell lived with Tamerlan, who was killed in a gun battle with the police, but she has not been identified as a witness for the government or the defense. She did not testify before the grand jury regarding the bombings; her lawyer has said she will not do so without immunity.

She didn't need "immunity" if she ....already had it. How long does one have to stumble over fireworks and pressure cookers in a tiny apartment until something unlawful is suspected. Current location and contact info, unavailable.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2019 8:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Why the Hell not? Apparently everybody else was.
Posted by: Cesare || 08/16/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Joke's on us.
We are sheep. We're told that if the wolves pick off a few sheep, and spare the many, we should accept it. And like it.
Posted by: Lex || 08/16/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#6  ^^^^ Well, the proper response is obvious then. Time for the sheep to become wolves and pick the elite off one at a time.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 08/16/2019 19:53 Comments || Top||


Top Forensic Pathologist: ONLY 1% of Hanging Deaths Resulted in Broken Hyoid Bone
[Gateway Pundit] Dr. Wecht, who is a doctor and lawyer, told Kennedy a Montreal study found only 2 of 239 hanging death resulted in a broken Hyoid bone ‐ or less than 1% of those killed.

Top US inmate and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein suffered broken bones in his neck and a broken Hyoid bone that is more common in strangulation deaths.

Wecht added that every prisoner in the MCC on his floor should be questioned about his death.

Earlier today Dr. Mark Siegel told Bulls and Bears on FOX Business Network that the hyoid bone might break in strangulation about one-third to one-half of the time. In suicide, hanging, it might break 6-10% of the time.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2019 07:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [369 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The comments alone are worth the reading.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2019 7:49 Comments || Top||

#2  1% for the One Percent.
Posted by: Lex || 08/16/2019 10:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Even if it was suicide, it shouldn't have been allowed to happen. MCC blew it. And who are the lawyers to request that Epstein be taken off suicide watch? If authorities had reason to believe that Epstein would attempt it, the lawyers should have had nothing to say about it. That's why it looks like murder.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/16/2019 12:01 Comments || Top||

#4  In any case, the Clintons will be coming out of hiding now that the "cause" of death is announced. They both have been very quiet and lying low
Posted by: crazyhorse || 08/16/2019 17:20 Comments || Top||

#5  The man lost:
All of his money.
His island homes.
His freedom.
No one was going to claim to be a friend.
In his mind, nothing left in life.
Suicide.
Until you have been there you would not understand.
The one thing his clients knew and why they associated with him and partook in his nefarious life was they knew their secrets would go to the grave with him. Epstein delivered on that. I doubt the FBI will find any real evidence, any where other than victim "hearsay" testimony.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 08/16/2019 20:16 Comments || Top||


Epstein's bodyguard believes he had help in killing himself
[Washington Examiner] Jeffrey Epstein’s former bodyguard floated his theory that his old boss probably had help with commiting suicide while in federal custody, but was reluctant to talk at length.

"Somebody helped him to do that," former UFC fighter Igor Zinoviev, who was also Epstein’s driver and trainer, told New York Magazine. When pressed why he believed Epstein had help, Zinoviev said, "Listen, you know, that’s going a little too deep."

"I’m not sad. I mean, I didn’t have anything against him, like a bad thing, you know? I don’t care about his life completely," he continued. "I don’t give a, let’s say, like, crap about how he die, how he live, or how he’s managed."

Zinoviev later warned interviewer M.L. Nestel to not put himself in "trouble" after asking him about his earlier claims that Epstein would get phone calls warning him in advance when police were going to visit.

"You said: 'He always do something wrong. There was some nights in question. There was at home arrest and police, before they come to the house, they call him and tell him they coming in at eight o’clock in the morning. It’s all corruption you know. It’s all bullshit,'" Nestel told Zinoviev.

"Listen, don’t put yourself in trouble. Seriously," Zinoviev replied, adding, "Let that go. Seriously. Let that go." He refused to talk about it over the phone any further.

Epstein was found dead in his prison cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center on Saturday. Attorney General William Barr announced that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will launch an investigation into the circumstances of the accused sex trafficker's alleged suicide.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2019 03:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under:


Cyber
How google search works
[US News and World Report] ...So far so good, except of course for the mistakes and the delisting problem; one might even say that Google is performing a public service, which is how some people who are familiar with the quarantine list defend it. But I also mentioned that Google somehow blocks people from accessing websites directly through multiple browsers. How on earth could it do that? How could Google block you when you are trying to access a website using Safari, an Apple product, or Firefox, a browser maintained by Mozilla, the self-proclaimed "nonprofit defender of the free and open internet"?

The key here is browsers. No browser maker wants to send you to a malicious website, and because Google has the best blacklist, major browsers such as Safari and Firefox – and Chrome, of course, Google's own browser, as well as browsers that load through Android, Google's mobile operating system – check Google's quarantine list before they send you to a website. (In November 2014, Mozilla announced it will no longer list Google as its default search engine, but it also disclosed that it will continue to rely on Google's quarantine list to screen users' search requests.)

If the site has been quarantined by Google, you see one of those big, scary images that say things like "Get me out of here!" or "Reported attack site!" At this point, given the default security settings on most browsers, most people will find it impossible to visit the site – but who would want to? If the site is not on Google's quarantine list, you are sent on your way.

OK, that explains how Google blocks you even when you're using a non-Google browser, but why do they block you? In other words, how does blocking you feed the ravenous advertising machine – the sine qua non of Google's existence?

Have you figured it out yet? The scam is as simple as it is brilliant: When a browser queries Google's quarantine list, it has just shared information with Google. With Chrome and Android, you are always giving up information to Google, but you are also doing so even if you are using non-Google browsers. That is where the money is – more information about search activity kindly provided by competing browser companies. How much information is shared will depend on the particular deal the browser company has with Google. In a maximum information deal, Google will learn the identity of the user; in a minimum information deal, Google will still learn which websites people want to visit – valuable data when one is in the business of ranking websites. Google can also charge fees for access to its quarantine list, of course, but that's not where the real gold is.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/16/2019 00:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  Readers have called my attention to a 10th Google blacklist, which the company applies to its shopping service. In 2012, the shopping service banned the sale of weapons-related items, including some items that could still be sold through AdWords. Google's shopping blacklisting policy, while reasonably banning the sale of counterfeit and copyrighted goods, also includes a catch-all category: Google can ban the sale of any product or service its employees deem to be "offensive or inappropriate." No means of recourse is stated.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/16/2019 1:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Google Document Dump Website
Posted by: 3dc || 08/16/2019 1:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Classic monopolistic behavior.
Digital version of 19c robber barons dominating the commerce AND the railroads without which the towns can't survive.

Break these bastards up.
Posted by: Lex || 08/16/2019 1:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Turning the Internet into a 19th Century Company Town one blacklist at a time. Microsoft tried, will Google Inc. succeed?
Posted by: magpie || 08/16/2019 11:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Microsoft was prosecuted for tying, and their behavior stopped.

Why hasn't Google received the same DOJ scrutiny and prosecution that MS did? The EU has prosecuted GOOG successfully again and again, and handed out billions in fines. Why no action against this monopolist in our country?

Could it, possibly, have anything to do with the 250+ White House meetings between GOOG execs and Obama White House officials, or the revolving door between GOOG and the Obama administration, or the board seat and tens of millions of $$ worth of GOOG options showered upon former VP Gore, or ....?
Posted by: Lex || 08/16/2019 12:11 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
A NYTimes (really) columnist says that Trump is outfoxing KimJungUn
For perhaps the first time, America seems to be outmaneuvering Team North Korea....
(you get a few free reads but after that you pay to read it...)
Posted by: lord garth || 08/16/2019 11:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:


China joins MSM and Federal Reserve in trying to tank the stock market
BLUF:
[American Thinker] President Trump has already stated the obvious: China wants him to lose his re-election bid so that a "stiff" from the Democrats will replace him and be a pushover, letting China return to the good old days of rigging trade, deindustrializing the USA, and preparing to replace us a the global hegemon. Frontrunner, Joe Biden, whose son has prospered thanks to Chinese investment in his hedge fund, has already signaled his passivity:
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2019 03:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Striking too early. Timing is everything.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/16/2019 8:24 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Women Who Don't Believe Israel Has Right To Exist Not Sure Why They Got Banned From Israel
[Babylon Bee] WASHINGTON, D.C.‐Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar reported Thursday they were bewildered that they got banned from Israel, a country they seem to believe shouldn't exist at all.

"It's racism," said Omar in a press conference. "It's all due to racism. Well, that and a Jewish conspiracy. The Jews are behind this, for sure." (The evidence indicates she's correct on this assertion, a first for her accusations against Jews).

Tlaib agreed, saying she wanted to ask Jews about the Holocaust so she could relax and get a "calming feeling" while she was there.

"It just doesn't make much sense for this country that shouldn't even exist to ban us," she said. "What have we ever said against them, besides suggesting they are terrorists who deserve to be pushed into the sea?"

The women said they now had to change their vacation plans from hanging out with people they hate in a country they hate to somewhere less "Jewy."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/16/2019 03:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [317 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I had not-Bee....
Posted by: Frank g || 08/16/2019 9:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Lost that one too.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/16/2019 15:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Spotted der Bee. I'm getting better at this.
Posted by: Lex || 08/16/2019 18:43 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Trump ends US China trade war; swaps Hong Kong for California
Washington DC - After months of growing trade tensions between the US and China leading to an impending global recession, along with mounting strife in China's Hong Kong province prompting dissidents to wave American flags, US President Donald Trump has negotiated quite possibly the biggest deal of his life.

The US will trade the entire state of California for Hong Kong in a flat exchange.

"Basically everyone in California wants to be commies and Hong Kong wants to be American, so we did what we call a win-win-win and traded the two in a tremendous deal," Trump said in a press conference announcing the unprecedented deal.

Markets responded with a complete turnaround from recent declines and posted record numbers.

Californians and Hong Kongers were dancing in their respective streets‐Californians happy about the 1-child-only policy and being run by the Communist Party finally!‐and Hong Kong happy about being part of the free world once again.

"This is an amazing day for everyone involved. Everyone should really be happy about this!"
Note: Genesuis Times is like Babylon Bee
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/16/2019 17:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'll say. They think they're doing satire, but they're only torturing us with sensible solutions that won't take place.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 08/16/2019 17:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Give us Greenland and you got a deal!
Posted by: SteveS || 08/16/2019 17:31 Comments || Top||

#3  I live in California and I'm fine with this on one condition: I get to move from California to Hong Kong.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/16/2019 17:39 Comments || Top||



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Fri 2019-08-16
  Special Forces arrest Khalifa Daud, Haqqani network’s key member in Kabul
Thu 2019-08-15
  Iraq anti-terrorism troops kill 10 IS militants, capture 5 others in Anbar
Wed 2019-08-14
  On beyond Veritas: Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages Of Docs And Laptop To DOJ
Tue 2019-08-13
  North Macedonia police find 22 migrants packed into SUV
Mon 2019-08-12
  UAE-backed forces expel Saudi-backed troops from Yemeni Presidential Palace
Sun 2019-08-11
  Southern Transitional Council stages an attempted coup, says Yemeni government
Sat 2019-08-10
  Jeffrey Epstein dead in Arkancide
Fri 2019-08-09
  US slaps Hezbollah financier with 5-year prison sentence, $50m. fine
Thu 2019-08-08
  Clashes erupt between Indian, Pakistani forces in Kashmir
Wed 2019-08-07
  Algeria: court issues arrest warrant on Khaled Nezzar, ex-General accused of alleged mass killings in the 1990s
Tue 2019-08-06
  Benghazi flight to Mitiga Tripoli survives rocket attack while landing
Mon 2019-08-05
  Indian Kashmir Dissolved.
Sun 2019-08-04
  Special Forces arrest Taliban fighter disguised in women’s dress
Sat 2019-08-03
  6000 protest at Gaza border, rioters hurl explosive devices toward IDF troops
Fri 2019-08-02
  TTP warns against playing music, women going out alone in Miramshah

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