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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Killer 'never made any threats' to 4 children found dead after standoff, Orlando Police chief says
[ORLANDOSENTINEL] The gunman holding four children hostage in an apartment after a shootout with police did not give any indication while talking to negotiators that he planned to harm the kids, police Chief John Mina said Tuesday evening in offering more details about the nearly daylong standoff.

"He never made any threats to the children. In these types of situations, that’s our biggest concern," Mina said. "We never want to do something that’s going to provoke the suspect."

Mina said police never specifically heard the children while negotiating with Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. and don’t know when they were shot to death.

But when SWAT officers breached several windows of the apartment about 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Mina said they saw that at least one child was already dead ‐ so they went in, using gas. Inside, they found the bodies of two children in one bedroom and the two others in another bedroom.

Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  — a convicted felon on probation, who was prohibited by law from possessing guns

Won't stop the usual suspects demanding even more laws to grab guns.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/13/2018 7:55 Comments || Top||


FBI Sweep Takes Down More Than 70 ‘Nigerian Prince’ Email Scammers
[DAILYCALLER] The FBI placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
more than 70 people in the U.S. and Nigeria for engaging in a massive email scam that has taken millions of dollars from U.S. companies in 2018 alone.

The arrests came over a month after an email protection group, Agari, exposed the scammers behind the infamous "Nigerian Prince" email scams that have been appearing in American inboxes for years. The FBI announced Monday it had taken down more than 70 members of the west African crime ring in an action dubbed Operation Wire Wire, The Wall Street Journal reported. The organization had mostly targeted the finance departments of U.S. companies, posing as business partners seeking bill payments.

"They are doing their research ... going onto company websites and looking for the right people," Scott Smith, FBI assistant director for the Cyber Division, told TheWSJ. "They may even go as far as pulling annual reports and finding what companies they do business with and spoofing those accounts."

Agari analyzed 59,652 unique email messages from 78 email accounts that belonged to 10 criminal organizations over the course of 10 months to identify 10 separate crime syndicates in May, but the FBI’s operation targeted just one of those groups. Of the other nine, the vast majority operate out of Nigeria, and many target individuals rather than companies. It’s unclear whether the FBI plans to take action against those as well.

American businesses lost $675 million from BEC scams in 2017 ‐ a 300-percent increase from the $215 million they lost in 2014, according to the FBI’s IC3 2017 Internet Crime Report. The numbers continue to skyrocket in 2018, with $685 million in losses reported to the FBI in the first quarter of 2018 alone, according to TheWSJ.

"While much of the high-profile attention paid to email security has focused on nation state actors, the reality is that American businesses are far more likely to be attacked by BEC scammers operating from Africa," said Patrick Peterson, Agari’s founder and executive chairman, in a May blurb. "The sad irony is that these foreign adversaries are using our own legitimate infrastructure against us in attacks that are far more damaging and much harder to detect than any intrusion or malware."

Those arrested in Nigeria will face charges and be tried there, while the U.S. will keep jurisdiction over those arrested domestically.
Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Abusing the shit out of our trust-based system. I said when we lower our defenses, these cheats get in and ruin it for everyone, and I was right. Non-trust-based societies suck, because everyone is a cheater.

I don't see this getting any better, sadly.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/13/2018 3:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Should have done this long ago, and then repeated every year or so.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/13/2018 8:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Trump should have done a TV event announcing this.

Posted by: lord garth || 06/13/2018 9:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Wait, FBI fights crime and protects stupid people?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/13/2018 9:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Does this mean I'm not going to get my million dollars?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/13/2018 10:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Give me your bank account routing numbers and I'll make it happen.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/13/2018 11:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Wait, FBI fights crime and protects stupid people?

One wonders how they managed to find the time, what with their other outside interests like coup-plotting.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/13/2018 13:14 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday dies in Utah at age 94
[DAILY-TIMES]
Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One of the guys the neighborhood I grew up with was American Indian. When playing sandlot football took four white guys piling on him to tackle him and it helped if the pile steered itself towards crashing into one of the nearby trees.
Posted by: Omeger Gray6606 || 06/13/2018 7:47 Comments || Top||

#2  God bless you Sam, and Semper Fi.
Posted by: Sgt.D.T. || 06/13/2018 14:00 Comments || Top||

#3  He didn't have to serve. He did. God Bless.
Posted by: magpie || 06/13/2018 14:13 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Woman Rescued After Getting Head Stuck In Truck's Exhaust Pipe
Officials said she got her head stuck in a truck’s exhaust pipe near the Winstock Music Festival in Winsted. It is not clear why she did so.
The battery died so her boyfriend asked her to suck-start it?
The local fire department was called in, and used a power saw to help get her out.

The McLeod County Sheriff’s office said they cited her for underage drinking
Just send her home with the last six inches of tailpipe stuck to her head and her friends and parents will probably take care of the problem by other means.
Posted by: gorb || 06/13/2018 15:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...That there lady is a keeper.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/13/2018 20:04 Comments || Top||


Opportunity is stuck in the "worst dust storm we have ever seen" on Mars; "very good chance" it does not survive.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/13/2018 12:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is the best evidence yet of 'global warming'!
Posted by: Raj || 06/13/2018 12:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Does that make Opportunity an SUV?
Posted by: Jumbo Gleque9110 || 06/13/2018 15:53 Comments || Top||

#3  They have named every rock, crack and hole the thing has shown a picture of. Now they can't come up with a name for the dust storm? The idiots at NWS can do named raindrops, call them...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/13/2018 16:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Haboob
Posted by: Frank G || 06/13/2018 19:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Opportunity was designed to last 90 'sol' (martian day.) Instead, it lasted some 14 years of useful service.

I'll say we really got our money worth here. I hope it survive.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/13/2018 21:18 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
ICC judges order Jean-Pierre Bemba's interim release
[Al Jazeera] The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered the interim release "under specific conditions" of Jean-Pierre Bemba, the ex-vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo aka Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material...
, following his acquittal last week on war crimes charges.

The 55-year-old was acquitted on Friday and his 18-year sentence was overturned, but he remained in jug because he is awaiting a final sentencing in another case in which he was convicted of interfering with witnesses.

Judges imposed conditions on Bemba's release, including that he not make public statements on the case or contact witnesses.

Bemba's defence lawyers argued at a hearing on Tuesday that he was "not a flight risk" and that "there is no legal or objective justification to separate Mr Bemba from his family for one day longer."
Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:


DRC President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term: PM
[Al Jazeera] The prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo aka Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material...
(DRC) has said that President Joseph Kabila will not seek a third mandate in the country's delayed elections because of constitutional term limits that prevent him from running again.

Kabila, whose second term officially ended in 2016, is constitutionally ineligible for December's poll, although his rivals accuse him of wanting to stay in power.

So far, he has not clearly stated whether he will step aside, despite appeals from the international community to publicly say he will not run for re-election.

But DRC Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala said on Tuesday that Kabila will respect the constitution.

"The elections are going to take place without the participation of President Kabila, who will abide by the spirit and the letter of the constitution," he said in an interview on the sidelines of the International Economic Forum of the Americas conference in Montreal, Canada.

Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats


China-Japan-Koreas
"Sweeping Victory" Boosts Moon's Nork Policy
The overwhelming victory of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) in the local elections shows high public support and approval for the Moon Jae-in administration, especially amid the ongoing reconciliatory mood with North Korea which eclipsed other political issues. With the victory, Moon's reform drives and peace overtures are likely to gain momentum.
You get even more public support if the Korea Times is on your side.
The DPK's sweeping victory had long been expected considering the ever-high approval rating of the President, which keeps hovering over 70 percent. Such a forecast became firm along with the peace atmosphere surrounding the Korean Peninsula that has included two inter-Korean summits and the first-ever Washington-Pyongyang summit.
Eat your heart out, HRC.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/13/2018 10:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Japan Concerned About Trump's Plans to Stop Joint Drills With Seoul
[SputnikNews]
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/13/2018 03:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Joint Statement from Kim Jong Un and Trump after Summit
[KCNAWATCH.CO] Kim Pudge Jong-un
...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished...
, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

Chairman Kim Jong-un and President Trump conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new DPRK-U.S. relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK and Chairman Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Convinced that the establishment of new DPRK-U.S. relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Chairman Kim Jong-un and President Trump state the following:

1. The DPRK and the United States commit to establish new DPRK-U.S. relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.

2. The DPRK and the United States will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

4. The DPRK and the United States commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

Having acknowledged that the DPRK-U.S. summit, the first in history, was an epochal event of great significance and overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening of a new future, Chairman Kim Jong-un and President Trump commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously.

The DPRK and the United States commit to hold follow-on negotiations led by the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the DPRK-U.S. summit.

Chairman Kim Jong-un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America have committed to cooperate for the development of new DPRK- U.S. relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.
Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Having acknowledged that the DPRK-U.S. summit, the first in history, was an epochal event of great significance and overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening of a new future

Yet all you read about is criticism, except from Iran Press TV. Almost like the media is anti-Trump.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/13/2018 8:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Almost like the media is anti-Trump.
Posted by Bobby 2018-06-13 08:46


Almost like the sun rises in the east.
Posted by: jpal || 06/13/2018 10:33 Comments || Top||

#3  I think the WAPO had two alternate articles written before the summit:

1- "DT brings the world closer to nuclear war by refusing to sign joint statement."

2- "DT concedes too much to the Norks by signing joint statement."

They were good either way.


Posted by: Matt || 06/13/2018 10:33 Comments || Top||

#4  See how easy it is to get along, Prime Minister Trudeau?
Posted by: Clem Kadiddlehopper9000 || 06/13/2018 22:48 Comments || Top||


Trump says to end 'expensive', 'provocative' war games with South Korea
[PRESSTV] US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
says the United States was stopping "very provocative" and expensive military exercises with South Korea to facilitate denuclearization negotiations with North Korea.

The United States and South Korea hold regular military drills to the fury of North Korea, which has long seen the drills as preparations to invade it.

"The war games are very expensive, we pay for the majority of them," Trump told a news conference on Tuesday in Singapore after a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Pudge Jong-un
...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished...
.

"Under the circumstances, that we’re negotiating ... I think it’s inappropriate to be having war games."

Following Tuesday’s summit, Trump and Kim signed a document described by the American leader as important and comprehensive.

The document says the US and North Korea "commit to establish [sic] new... relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity."

North Korea also reaffirmed its commitment to working "towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," a broad wording that could mean phased denuclearization in return for a number of potential American commitments along the way.
Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  ...Don't read too much into the exercise halt. One phone call from SecDef and they're back on.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/13/2018 5:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Use the Rio Grande River as an off-set and conduct the exercise here in CONUS.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/13/2018 6:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Typically twice a year and Spring is past. We'll see
Posted by: Frank G || 06/13/2018 6:56 Comments || Top||

#4  The troops there will continue their routine quarterly field deployments exercises. Not part of a much wider 'war game' exercise (ie Team Spirit).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/13/2018 8:02 Comments || Top||

#5  I have a hunch that reneging on a deal with DJT is not quite the same as crossing Barry's red line.

Hope we don't have to find out.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/13/2018 8:03 Comments || Top||

#6  This was actually a cheap and easy give to the north to show we are willing to truly negotiate. Easy to stop, easy to put back on.

I'm just thrilled that Trump isn't like the last presidents that gave away the farm, pig and tractor while getting nothing in return.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/13/2018 8:28 Comments || Top||

#7  Love the way you think B.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/13/2018 9:38 Comments || Top||

#8  S.Kor is going to protest canceling the war games when suddenly the 'hospitality' trade drops 120,000 rich American tourists(x2).
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/13/2018 9:40 Comments || Top||

#9  I still don't see how this process isn't going to end in a repeat of 1994. The Norks will sign an agreement, cash in, cheat and when they're exposed they will turn aggressive again, from a stronger position.

What gives me hope is Trump's emulation of the Nork's negotiation style, exemplified in his sudden cancellation & recommitment to the meeting.

All in all I'm very skeptical.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/13/2018 13:33 Comments || Top||

#10  In terms of preparedness the US/SK exercises have little practical utility. Their primary purpose is a symbolic show of bilateral force. Essential coordination exercises will continue as always and conducted with no fanfare. I say,for now, halt the drills and publically announce the money will be diverted into building a few more MOAB's. But that's just me.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 06/13/2018 14:43 Comments || Top||

#11  Did Trump make North Korea pay a price for this concession? If yes, what is it?
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/13/2018 15:28 Comments || Top||

#12  Err..you forget he's a salesman. I've always said, we'd be better off having a top used car salesman dealing than State Dept twits. The used car salesmen are not about social virtue flashing, they're about the bottom line. He's made his introductory pitch with a 'customer'. One of the things he has to sell is stroking the customer's ego which is indeed seeking validation and standing (sort of the reverse of those feeding Trump's predecessor's ego).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/13/2018 15:41 Comments || Top||

#13  The sanctions are still in place. They come-off after Kim does stuff. My guess is that he will hurry.
Posted by: Jack Johnson6354 || 06/13/2018 15:56 Comments || Top||

#14  Don't read too much into the exercise halt. One phone call from SecDef and they're back on.

Don't tell the MSM. They won't have anything to talk about.
Posted by: gorb || 06/13/2018 16:10 Comments || Top||


McConnell threatens North Korea with 'maximum pressure' over deal
[PRESSTV] US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has threatened North Korea with the policy of maximum pressure if it does not stick to the outcome of the historic summit between President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
and North Korean leader Kim Pudge Jong-un
...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished...
McConnell, speaking during the opening session of the Senate on Tuesday, said he supported the goals contained in the Trump-Kim’s joint statement on denuclearization but added that Washington must be prepared to respond if Pyongyang failed to comply.

"If North Korea does not prove willing to follow through, we and our allies must be prepared to restore the policy of maximum pressure," he said.

The Senate majority leader added that he was supportive of the White House position on resolving the North Korea problem but emphasized the importance of attaining the end goal.

"The goal of the United States is complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," McConnell said.

Earlier in the day, Trump and the North Korean leader signed a joint statement at the end of their historic meeting in Singapore, promising a new relationship between the nations and pledging to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Kim "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and Trump, in exchange, agreed to "provide security guarantees" to North Korea.

Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Commies


N Korea told US that denuclearization depends on halting of hostilities
[PRESSTV] North Korean leader Kim Pudge Jong-un
...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished...
told US president Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
that denuclearization depends on ceasing antagonism between the two nations.

According to the Pyongyang's official news agency the KCNA on early Wednesday, Kim agreed to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" if the two sides refrained "from antagonizing... each other out of mutual understanding."

The KCNA also said that the two men each asked the other to visit their country.

"The two top leaders gladly accepted each other's invitation," said the report.

It also said that the summit had been an "epoch-making meeting" that would help foster "a radical switchover in the most hostile (North Korea)-US relations."

Earlier in the day, Trump says the United States was stopping "very provocative" and expensive military exercises with South Korea to facilitate denuclearization negotiations with North Korea.

Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Seems like a fair and balanced account of the meeting - no whining about how it should've been done better.

Maybe the mullahs are looking for a similar deal?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/13/2018 8:38 Comments || Top||


First look at North Korea’s leading newspaper Rodong Sinmun


Posted by: 3dc || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  But Fat Boy has let the cat out of the bag - 'a new history' with the U.S.

Their side quietly downplays what they promised to give up, while our side loudly laments what we promised to give up.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/13/2018 8:50 Comments || Top||


Europe
Macedonia to change its name to ‘Republic of North Macedonia’
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Greece says country bears no relation to ancient Greek kingdom of same name

  • The dispute has kept Macedonia out of international groups like NATO and EU

  • European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted his support for the agreement
Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "If he's getting a Western Sandwich then I want an Eastern Sandwich!"

"Premier Krushchev, there is no such thing as an Eastern Sandwich."

"Then I want the Eastern Portion of his Western Sandwich!"
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/13/2018 16:52 Comments || Top||

#2  "A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet."

Thinking back, how well did Athens and Macedonia get along back in the day? In the Peloponnesian War, wasn't Macedonia always switching sides?
Posted by: Jack Johnson6354 || 06/13/2018 21:22 Comments || Top||

#3  "Then I want the Eastern Portion of his Western Sandwich!"

I'm having flashbacks. I used to roll on the floor hearing that as a kid. Vaughn Meader.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/13/2018 21:36 Comments || Top||

#4  "a turd by any other name, would smell just as..."
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/13/2018 23:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Meader was born in Waterville, Maine during one of the worst floods ever to hit New England. March 20 made him a Pisces, a water sign, the sign after Aquarius. Dad drowned in diving accident. Mom became a cocktail waitress, then an alcoholic. Vaughan graduated Brookline High School. In Army, formed band: Rhine Rangers. Sounded more like Teddy than Jack, according to JFK himself. Became alcoholic. Fourth wife: Sheila Colbath. Died of COPD. Postmortem discovered body composed mostly of water. Name contains same number of letters as "Atlantic Ocean." And then there's his last name.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/13/2018 23:55 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Soros Throws Away $3 Million, 'Invests' In The NYT
Looks like his recent political spending spree is not bearing much fruit...
[Wash. Free Beacon] - Liberal billionaire George Soros purchased $3 million worth of stock holdings in the publisher of the New York Times, filings show.

Soros's stock buy included 126,400 shares in the New York Times Company through Soros Fund Management LLC, the billionaire's New York City-based investment firm. The shares were valued at $3,046,000 at the time of purchase and are shown in a May 15 filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Soros's investment in the Times was for Class A stock holdings, which are publicly traded, as opposed to its Class B stock, which are privately held.
Class B are the voting shares; i.e., the ones that count.
Posted by: Raj || 06/13/2018 12:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No, it doesn't count as charitable deduction when you file with the IRS. Though for the Left, they probably do consider this their kind of 'charity'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/13/2018 13:39 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Joe Scarborough: Trump ‘Sick’ for Ignoring Human Rights in North Korea
[THEGATEWAYPUNDIT] Rather than celebrating Trump’s historic achievements, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough railed against the President Tuesday morning, claiming the Commander-in-Chief is "sick" for not publicly condemning North Korea’s human right’s record during the summit and repudiating the Communist regime’s treatment of Warmbier.

"I thought it was tortured logic at best to say that the North Koreans murder of Otto Warmbier was a time of reflection for them ‐ that’s just not true at all. I personally think it’s sick for him to suggest such a thing about the most murderous regime, one of the most murderous regimes on the face of the earth," Scarborough lamented.

"We learned after the fall of the Soviet Union, that when Reagan became president and started talking constantly about the liberation of Russians and people in eastern Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
and talked about freedom there were whispers in gulags in the Soviet about tapping on the walls, about ’Reagan the liberator.’ he brought hope to those who were imprisoned there with great moral authority and he helped to end the cold war," he continued. "Here, you have Donald trump who has made it clear that ‐ well, that human rights
...not to be confused with individual rights, mind you...
aren’t going to be a part of any negotiations."

Trump is too simple-minded to understand human rights is the "hallmark of sound American policy," Scarborough’s guest, presidential historian Jon Meacham, added.

"Complexity is not Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s friend, obviously, and never has been and isn’t here," he said. "Suddenly that personal characteristic ‐ his need to simplify everything, to make a deal out of it in which he is a protagonist and the person across the table is a co-star to some extent, is now intersecting with the life of nations."
Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Trump is too simple-minded to understand human rights is the "hallmark of sound American policy," Scarborough’s guest, presidential historian Jon Meacham, added.

In the 70s&80s Reagan was called simple-minded for condemning communism and calling the Soviet Union an empire of evil.

Back then the consensus in the political class was that the Soviet Union was an ascendant and (on their own terms) successful power, while the West was inevitably declining.

Notwithstanding the hypocrisy of Trump's critics, it would be a grave mistake not to take into account the uniquely depraved, deformed and insane nature of North Korea's regime which also defines its conduct towards other nations.

Telling lies to oneself to justify amoral realpolitik leads to cognitive dissonance and is dangerous.

Therefore:
Islam is not peace.
Islam is not a religion of peace.
Kim Jong-Un does not love his people.
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Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/13/2018 3:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Ever hear the term 'bigger picture' Joe? I thought not.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/13/2018 4:35 Comments || Top||

#3  They ever figure out how that dead intern ended up in Joe's office?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/13/2018 7:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Joe, who know you were still a neo-con? /sarc

The term used for implication is 'regime change'. How did that work in your Bush-Obama era? How many have been sacrifices to that concept in the last 18 years?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/13/2018 7:58 Comments || Top||

#5  It makes Mika hot when he goes all RINO
Posted by: Frank G || 06/13/2018 8:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Funny how Obumble and Clinton aren't called sick for ignoring human rights in Nork land.

Joe is a fucking joke hack.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/13/2018 9:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Funny how these people never talk about China.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/13/2018 9:42 Comments || Top||

#8  MSNBC. Who cares.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/13/2018 10:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Clinton:Haiti
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/13/2018 11:28 Comments || Top||

#10  Was FDR sick for ignoring human rights in the Soviet Union during the Malta conference? Was Truman sick for ignoring Japanese Human Right violations when he decided not to try and hang the Emperor of Japan? Was Nixon sick for ignoring Chinese human rights violations when he met with Mao?

Did Joe feel Obama was sick for ignoring Cuban and Iranian human rights issues?

Joe Scarborough sounds a bit naive.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/13/2018 13:40 Comments || Top||

#11  We can fix them in less than an hour. After nuking North Korea out of existence, there won't be anymore human rights violations. How's that sound Commie Joe?
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/13/2018 14:01 Comments || Top||

#12  Joe Scarborough sounds a bit naive.

Consider his audience and it makes sense.
Posted by: gorb || 06/13/2018 16:12 Comments || Top||

#13  Besides, this way, the timer on them curbing the abuse has hopefully finally started to tick.
Posted by: gorb || 06/13/2018 16:13 Comments || Top||


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IHC increases sentence for couple convicted in Tayyaba case
[DAWN] The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday accepted an appeal filed by the state to increase the prison sentence imposed on a former additional district and sessions judge (ADSJ) and his wife for torturing a minor domestic employee.

A two-member division bench consisting of Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb also dismissed an appeal filed by former ADSJ Raja Khurram Ali Khan and Maheen Zafar, and increased their sentences from one year to three years in prison, with a fine of Rs500,000.

Khan and Zafar were also convicted under section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence or giving false information to screen offender) of the Pakistain Penal Code and sentenced to six months in prison.

Zafar was also convicted under PPC sections 337-A(i) and 337-F(i) and ordered to pay the victim, Taiba, Rs500,000.

Following the judgement, Khan was taken into custody and shifted to jail. The sentences will run concurrently.

"There can be no compensation in monetary terms for the anguish suffered by the victim, an innocent, helpless and vulnerable child, but we feel that an amount of Rs. 500,000 ... may be a reasonable symbolic payment as ’daman’ to Taiba Bibi as compensation for the agony which she had to suffer," the judgment reads.

Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


100-year-old woman to stand against Imran Khan in Bannu's NA-35
[DAWN] Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) Chairman Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality problems...
is going up against a female centenarian in the contest for NA-35 seat during the July 25 general election.

100-year-old Hazrat Bibi has decided to challenge the PTI chief in the constituency that covers Bannu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Besides NA-35, Bibi has submitted nomination papers to compete for the provincial assembly seat of PK-89 in Bannu. She will stand in the poll as an independent candidate.

Posted by: Fred || 06/13/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan



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