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Convicted sex offender George Nader, a key witness in Mueller's probe, charged with bringing child porn into US after found with 'explicit videos of little boys engaging in beastiality on his phone' at JFK Airport
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Lebanese-American businessman George Nader was arrested on Monday in New York and charged with bringing child pornography into the US for a second time

  • The 60-year-old was allegedly found in possession of a cell phone with 12 explicit videos when he flew into Washington, DC, in January 2018

  • An affidavit filed in federal court in Virginia describes the videos in vivid detail

  • They allegedly featured sexual acts with at least 12 young boys estimated to be between the ages of two and 14 years old

  • The charges were initially filed in April 2018 and were unsealed after his arrest

  • Nader pleaded guilty to an identical child porn charge in Virginia in 1991

  • He provided grand jury testimony in FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [279 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Confirms these guys are not good risks and re-offend.

Mueller dug deep to come up with witnesses.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/04/2019 9:47 Comments || Top||

#2 
Let's hope he digs deeper on his dime from now on.
Posted by: Roger Smith || 06/04/2019 12:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Lebanese.
Videos reminded him fondly of his childhood, with goats.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/04/2019 17:55 Comments || Top||


Who Ran Crossfire Hurricane? Barr's investigators should focus on John Brennan and Gina Haspel.
[American Spectator] Crossfire Hurricane" ‐ the melodramatic code name for the FBI/CIA spy operation on candidate Trump and his early presidency ‐ was run for the FBI by then-FBI Director James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, Special Agent Peter Strzok, and a few others.

Then-CIA director John Brennan ran it for the CIA. Brennan had to have help, but who was it? A lot of evidence points to the CIA’s then-chief of station in London in 2016-2017, and now the Director of Central Intelligence, Gina Haspel.

President Trump claimed that the FBI and CIA’s spying on his campaign and early presidency was treason. Attorney General William Barr said that, legally, it wasn’t.
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Posted by: Besoeker || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese academic (amongst other "things")
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/04/2019 2:35 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Cripes, and I thought the Russians ran convoluted ops...

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/04/2019 4:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Ill go all Herb for a moment. Where might we be today if Boosh had just cleaned house at CIA (and DoS too, but that's crazy talk, I know) the day after his inauguration? No way it would have changed 9/11 but everything after that, especially Iraq would probably have been (not saying turned out different, too many cooks and all that) quite different. The permanent parade of professional poltroons inside the Beltway is 99.99997% of the problem.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/04/2019 6:14 Comments || Top||

#4  As DeGaulle said (paraphrased for the PC era): "The graveyards are full of indispensable people."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/04/2019 6:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Ref #3: Where might we be today if Boosh had just cleaned house at CIA (and DoS too, but that's crazy talk...

Yes, very difficult to fire the people who hired you.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/04/2019 6:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah, B. In retrospect the 2000 election looks interesting...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/04/2019 6:26 Comments || Top||

#7  President Trump claimed that the FBI and CIA’s spying on his campaign and early presidency was treason. Attorney General William Barr said that, legally, it wasn’t. Barr is correct.

It seems premature to say treason is off the table when the facts are not all in. Is conspiring with an ally rather than an enemy to nullify an election and duly-elected POTUS treasonous? Adam Yahiye Gadahn was charged with treason for conspiring with an enemy. IMO the ramifications of what was done in Spygate are more serious and far-reaching than the treasonous Gadahn's crimes...but then I'm not a lawyer.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/04/2019 8:42 Comments || Top||

#8  The Constitution carefully defines what treason is. Mostly because Americans were tired of the King calling anything he didn't like "treason".

So, no, what the deep state/Democrats did was not treason.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/04/2019 9:21 Comments || Top||

#9  As I recall, P2K posted a sedition definition not long ago that says it all.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/04/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||

#10  It certainly is sedition.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/04/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#11  and malfeasance
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/04/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#12  Although I hope Barr gets to the bottom of this mess that was created, I vacillate between optimism and pessimism. Daylight and honesty, at some point, would be helpful to Americans in deciding for whom they should vote and who should govern. So far, we have seen little that has been done to drain the swamp and clean up the left-over corruption.

Presently, there is too much disinformation, fake news and B.S. from swamp denizens.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/04/2019 15:54 Comments || Top||

#13  Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese academic

And Peter's Buttgag is Maltese too.

Maybe the Knights of Malta are the ones in charge
Posted by: charger || 06/04/2019 17:01 Comments || Top||

#14  Maybe the Knights of Malta are the ones in charge

I'd prefer the Knights of Pythias. More drinking.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/04/2019 17:20 Comments || Top||

#15  Trump should order Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF CONGRESS, yes even republicans. Just so it's fair. It's the only way to be sure.
Posted by: Creting Uneang3721 || 06/04/2019 21:14 Comments || Top||

#16  Always thought there was a niche for a krewe of total milquetoasts...

"Before we vamoose, let us promise:
Dum vivimus, vatos, vivamus.
Go loco! Hot mamas
And vocative commas
Await, Caballeros de Domus!"
Posted by: Uloling Grinesing3767 || 06/04/2019 23:48 Comments || Top||


Britain
Your values are the opposite of the values in this country, says Sadiq Khan to Donald Trump
[IMAGES.DAWN] In his video message Khan says: "President Trump, if you're watching this… your values and what you stand for are the complete opposite of London's values and the values in this country."

"We think diversity is not a weakness, diversity is a strength, we respect women and we think they are equal to men, we think it's important to safeguard the rights of all of us, particularly the vulnerable and the marginalised."
But leave the Grooming Gangs alone!
Posted by: Fred || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The opposite of Khan's? That seems a very GOOD thing.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/04/2019 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  EVERYONE hates khan, he's a twat.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/04/2019 2:12 Comments || Top||

#3  That's kinda why we uhm, had this little tiff and became Independence of Britain.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/04/2019 4:47 Comments || Top||

#4  What a country. A bloody city Mayor has the gall to insult a Royal guest. Darned colonial! Tut Tut.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/04/2019 5:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Does anyone in the US care about the opinions of UK?

After all America is a great nation that used to be a colony, while UK used to be a great nation that has become a colony.
Posted by: Regular joe || 06/04/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

#6  KKKKKKKAAAAAAHHHHHHNNNNNNNNN!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/04/2019 7:45 Comments || Top||

#7  Mayor of the largest city in West Pakistan lectures about the strength of diversity to a visiting head of state as a once proud nation slides ever further into the dustbin of history.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/04/2019 11:37 Comments || Top||

#8  It's not like he's a mayor of an English city.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/04/2019 11:55 Comments || Top||

#9  #3 beat me to it. We are well aware that we have different values and have been since at least 1776.
Posted by: Tom || 06/04/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Executed leadership in NKor seen alive a concert with Kim
[Twitter - AP]


Posted by: 3dc || 06/04/2019 06:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  None of the allegedly executed officials have appeared in state media since the report.

Bringing them back would certainly be a feat. I recommend puppet strings and air freshener. Lots of air freshener.
Posted by: Helmuth, Speaking for Splat3759 || 06/04/2019 6:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, let's play the hypothetical game for a minute. If, in fact, no one was executed, what would all the media hysteria over imaginary executions be called? Theater in the round? Pantomime? Fake news?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/04/2019 7:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Theater in the round? Pantomime? Fake news?

Old Photos and/or Video?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/04/2019 9:10 Comments || Top||

#4  It's a miracle, I tells ya!

(it's that, or Kimmie ran out of anti-aircraft rounds)
Posted by: Raj || 06/04/2019 9:45 Comments || Top||

#5  #3 My thoughts too.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/04/2019 9:48 Comments || Top||

#6  M. Murcek , I wonder if the western media was set up to look bad.
Posted by: BernardZ || 06/04/2019 10:14 Comments || Top||

#7  they don't need to be set up to look bad
Posted by: Frank G || 06/04/2019 10:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Maybe it was a horogram
Posted by: Frank G || 06/04/2019 12:55 Comments || Top||

#9  Could still be punishment.
Could have been a bad concert.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/04/2019 17:53 Comments || Top||

#10  Maybe thirty-five different renditions of "Excellent Horse-Like Lady", Skid.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/04/2019 18:53 Comments || Top||

#11  Weekend at Bernie's Kim's
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/04/2019 20:15 Comments || Top||

#12  Anyone heard from the orchestra?
Posted by: KBK || 06/04/2019 20:28 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
House approves much-delayed $19.1B disaster aid bill
[The Hill] The House on Monday passed a $19.1 billion disaster relief package, finally sending legislation to the White House that had been repeatedly blocked by conservatives over the Memorial Day recess.

The legislation was approved in a 354-58 vote.

The House sought to move the bill three times by unanimous consent over the last week, but the vote was blocked by a different conservative Republican each time.

GOP Reps. Chip Roy (Texas), Thomas Massie (Ky.) and John Rose (Tenn.) each blocked the unanimous consent vote, arguing there should be a full debate on the measure.

Roy, a former staffer to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), argued the spending should be offset by other spending cuts and said he was concerned about adding to the national debt.

"The American people send their representatives to Washington to represent them. They deserve to see how we vote. While I'm happy the Speaker chose to go back to regular procedure, I am still troubled we're poised to spend $19 billion that is not paid for when we are racking up $100 million an hour in national debt," he said on the floor Monday.

The measure includes funding for communities hit by various natural disasters across the country. It also includes $900 million in aid to Puerto Rico, funding that was initially opposed by President Trump as being too much.

The measure passed the Senate in an 85-8 vote in late May.

A number of lawmakers during Monday’s debate criticized Congress’s failure to pass the bill last week.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/04/2019 00:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A compendium of stupidity in the form of meaningless grandstanding. And people wonder why the country is a mess.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/04/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Forget it Jake it's Congress. If you want real graft and looting, you need a big house.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/04/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#3  $19 billion disaster bill. How much graft does that buy?
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/04/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#4  It will go to the mega-farming corporations first.
The little guys living from season to season won't even be able to assess their loss until the land dries.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/04/2019 10:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Right now we have a disaster at the border. Any chance any of that money will be used for that?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/04/2019 11:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe thirty-five different renditions of "Excellent Horse-Like Lady", Abu.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/04/2019 18:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Whups, wrong thread.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/04/2019 18:52 Comments || Top||


Moulton: 'If this country wasn't racist, Stacey Abrams would be governor'
[TheHill] Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said Sunday that racism in America prevented Stacey Abrams from being elected governor of Georgia last year.

"If this country wasn’t racist, Stacey Abrams would be governor," the White House hopeful said during a CNN town hall in Atlanta. "People of color are being systemically denied the most basic right in a democracy, which is the right to vote."

Abrams, a black woman, lost the 2018 gubernatorial race to Brian Kemp, a white man, by a little more than 1 percentage point.

The contest was rife with allegations of minority voter suppression by Kemp, who was secretary of state before running for governor.

Moulton's comment came in response to a question he received about how his administration would combat systemic racism.

The Massachusetts lawmaker called for the protection of voting rights and criminal justice reform.

"I smoked weed when I was younger. I didn’t get caught, but if I had, I would’ve been fine because I’m a white guy," Moulton said to illustrate his point about America's criminal justice system being racist.

He promised to ensure "not two sets of laws ‐ one for black, one for white; one for rich, one for poor ‐ but that everyone in America is subject to the same laws" if elected.
Posted by: Beavis || 06/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [342 views] Top|| File under:

#1  but that everyone in America is subject to the same laws

He just lost the black vote.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/04/2019 1:13 Comments || Top||

#2  If Democrats weren't racist, we wouldn't have a had a civil war.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/04/2019 1:51 Comments || Top||

#3  So he's opposed to affirmative-apartheid and differing standards in university!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/04/2019 2:27 Comments || Top||

#4  "If this country wasn’t racist, Stacey Abrams would be governor,"

...But she IS Governor, she keeps telling us that! Man, I wish these people would make up their minds....

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/04/2019 4:24 Comments || Top||

#5  "I smoked weed when I was younger. It affected my brain for the rest of my life."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/04/2019 5:06 Comments || Top||

#6  If "less PC" and "not drowning in kool-ade" is rayciss, sign me up.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/04/2019 6:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Abrams, a black woman, lost the 2018 gubernatorial race to Brian Kemp, a white man, by a little more than 1 percentage point.

Stated in an absolute fashion, the losing margin was 50,000 votes; if The Hill was an honest publication they would have mentioned that.
Posted by: Raj || 06/04/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||

#8  I worry about NC, SC and GA. They seem bent on becoming coastal blue states. Frighteningly, I don't see FL very far behind.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/04/2019 7:48 Comments || Top||

#9  i don't know one person in my part of marietta who had ever heard of her before she ran. maybe that's why she lost
Posted by: chris || 06/04/2019 7:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Not everything is racism, sexism or some of ism or phobia. Like Hillary, Abrams was a really bad candidate.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/04/2019 9:32 Comments || Top||

#11  If this country wasn't really racist, a lot of sitting pols wouldn't be in the position they are or had been. Merit would have cleaned out a lot.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/04/2019 9:37 Comments || Top||

#12  Mind you 0bama won the elction and no-one knew anything about his past (mainly thanks to the MSM covering those stories with a pillow until they stop moving).

Obviously now 0bama isn't president the people who (unwisely? perhaps not looking at romney and McCain in retrospect )elected him twice return to being called waycists.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/04/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||

#13  By that logic, if this country weren't racist Stacey Abrams would also be on the Playboy centerfold.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/04/2019 12:08 Comments || Top||

#14  Ewww... !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/04/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#15  Last week the University of Pennsylvania released a study on the state of racism in the US (received to deafening silence, so guess what they concluded! Actually racism is in free fall in the Trump era.)

https://www.worldtribune.com/survey-racial-prejudice-has-significantly-declined-in-trump-era/
Posted by: Tom || 06/04/2019 13:20 Comments || Top||

#16  First, Seth Moulton is a dick and has incorrect info about his Harvard degree on Wiki. I told him and got a blow off.

Second, this is a great time for the reprise of my Harris/Abrams bumper sticker. Where I live, people like it. Idiots.

https://www.makestickers.com/design/190513100100-y02r5slybuq1nogskc4l0yju?pgid=34621468-a265-415d-a1e3-ce4e6f1d7ab6


Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/04/2019 16:45 Comments || Top||

#17  That bias confirmation study that failed. These people are profoundly ignorant.

"A new study has found that anti-black and anti-Hispanic prejudice has declined since President Donald Trump took office. The results defied their expectations, the researchers said. (Duh.)

In the study, University of Pennsylvania sociologists (not scientists, but users of statistics) Daniel J. Hopkins and Samantha Washington set out to measure the effect of Trump’s election on anti-black and anti-Hispanic prejudice. For the study, they used a randomly-selected panel of 2,500 Americans whose changing opinions have been under study since 2008."

Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/04/2019 16:50 Comments || Top||



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