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  • UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop "Extremism" Online [End of Free Speech as we Know It]

    05/27/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/14/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations Security Council wants a global "framework" for censoring the Internet, as well as for using government propaganda to "counter" what its apparatchiks call "online propaganda," "hateful ideologies," and "digital terrorism." To that end, the UN Security Council this week ordered the UN "Counter-Terrorism Committee" — yes, that is a real bureaucracy — to draw up a plan by next year. From the Obama administration to the brutal Communist Chinese regime, everybody agreed that it was time for a UN-led crackdown on freedom of speech and thought online — all under the guise of fighting the transparently bogus...
  • Bill Gates is no longer the second-richest person alive

    07/17/2019 5:55:53 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07-17-19 | Yaron Steinbuch
    He’s still in rarefied air, but Bill Gates is no longer the world’s second-richest person. For the first time in the seven-year history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the Microsoft co-founder dropped to the No. 3 slot — giving way to France’s Bernard Arnault on Tuesday, Bloomberg News reports. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos still occupies the top spot in the exclusive club. Arnault, the CEO of luxury goods maker LVMH, has a net worth of about $107.6 billion, having added $39 billion to his fortune in the past year — the largest individual gain by far among the 500 people...
  • Top Abraaj executives arrested on U.S. fraud charges

    04/11/2019 9:25:54 PM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 April 2019 | Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The chief executive and a managing partner of the collapsed Dubai private equity firm Abraaj Capital Ltd were arrested on U.S. charges that they defrauded their investors, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a federal prosecutor said on Thursday. Abraaj founder and Chief Executive Arif Naqvi was arrested in the United Kingdom last Friday, while managing partner Mustafa Abdel-Wadood was arrested at a New York hotel on Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Griswold said at a hearing in Manhattan federal court. Abdel-Wadood appeared at the hearing and pleaded not guilty to securities fraud, wire fraud...
  • Ocasio-Cortez to Bill Gates: ‘I’m All Ears’ for Better Ideas to Tax The Rich

    02/19/2019 7:10:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/19/2019 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) responded to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates criticizing her call for a 60-70 percent top income tax rate, saying she is “all ears” if he wants to propose other ways to tax the rich. Ocasio-Cortez has floated the 60-70 percent tax rate as a way to fund investments included in her Green New Deal proposal to combat climate change. In a recent interview, Gates said the Ocasio-Cortez tax plan is “missing the picture” and too “extreme.” “We can be more progressive without really threatening income generation,” Gates said. PJM asked Ocasio-Cortez for her reaction to...
  • Bill Gates slams Ocasio-Cortez, says her tax policy is 'missing the picture'

    02/12/2019 2:00:13 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 12, 2019 | Chris Ciaccia
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has a net worth approaching $100 billion, has slammed tax policies like the one put forth by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying they miss the larger picture and could create tax dodging.
  • Will the Real Jim Yong Kim Please Stand

    01/20/2019 2:36:28 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 6 replies
    Corey Digs ^ | 1-20-19 | Corey Digs
    Will The Real Jim Yong Kim Please Stand January 20, 2019 / No Comments It is purported that World Bank President Jim Yong Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, immigrated with his family to the U.S. at age five, grew up in the small town of Muscatine, Iowa, graduated Brown University and Harvard Medical School, and was soon on his way through a journey of a lifetime. He made the most incredible connections along the way, was ranked by Forbes as the 45th most powerful person in the world, and was named TIME Magazine’s “100 most influential people in...
  • Rick Gates Tells Mueller About Trump Team’s Dealings With Israeli Intelligence Firm

    01/16/2019 3:42:38 PM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/16/2019 | Erin Banco
    Rick Gates, the former campaign aide to Donald Trump, is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether individuals from the Middle East worked with the Trump campaign to influence the election, according to two individuals with first-hand knowledge of the investigation. Gates has answered questions specifically about Psy Group, an Israeli firm that ex-employees say drew up social media manipulation plans to help the Trump campaign, according to sources familiar with the questions. Mueller’s team also asked Gates about interactions with Psy Group’s owner, Joel Zamel, and Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, who worked as an emissary for Saudi...
  • A toilet powered by worms may be future of sanitation (trunc.)

    01/13/2019 1:50:00 PM PST · by libstripper · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan 13, 2019 | Hilary Brueck
    Full title of article: "A $350 toilet powered by worms may be the ingenious future of sanitation that Bill Gates has been dreaming about" Excerpt: Worm toilets require no traditional flushing and aren't hooked up to a sewer system — instead, worms compost human waste. More than 4,000 such "Tiger Toilets" have been installed to date across India, in homes of people who were previously defecating in the open. The worm toilets smell a lot better than a pit latrine, and don't breed mosquitoes either. Here's how a $350 toilet powered by worms could change the world and save lives.
  • Treasury employee accused of leaking documents to reporter

    10/17/2018 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 12:27 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    A Treasury Department employee has been charged with leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Federal prosecutors say Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is set to appear in court Wednesday in Virginia. The 40-year-old Edwards is a senior official at the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. She’s accused of leaking the material to a journalist — who’s not named in court papers. Prosecutors say reports on Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and Maria Butina were among those leaked. …
  • Judge Ellis Brings Mueller’s Prosecutor to Tears in Courtroom Showdown

    08/07/2018 1:19:14 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    It looks like Mueller’s prosecutors can’t take the heat. Rick Gates, Paul Manafort’s former business associate took the witness stand Monday afternoon in the bank fraud and tax evasion case against Manafort.
  • The Latest: Gates Called to Testify at Manafort Trial

    08/06/2018 1:45:26 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 46 replies
    USNEWS.com ^ | 08/06/2018 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    4:21 p.m. Paul Manafort's longtime deputy has been called to the witness stand to testify against the former Trump campaign chairman. Rick Gates has been regarded as a crucial government witness ever since he pleaded guilty last year and agreed to cooperate in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Prosecutors will turn to Gates for first-hand support of their accusations that Manafort concealed millions of dollars in foreign income and later lied when he applied for bank loans. Manafort's defense has sought to blame Gates for any illegal conduct and accused him of embezzling millions of dollars. Gates and Manafort worked...
  • Manafort accountant testifies she helped falsify tax records

    08/03/2018 7:10:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/03/18 | John Bowden
    A former accountant for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort testified Friday that she helped falsify tax records on his behalf in order to misrepresent $900,000 in personal income as a business loan. Cindy Laporta testified before a jury that she was asked by Manafort's former business associate, Rick Gates, that Manafort couldn't afford to pay his taxes 2015, telling her that she should instead misrepresent Manafort's income, The Washington Post Reported. The misrepresentation is estimated to have saved Manafort at least $400,000 in taxes, according to Laporta. Laporta, who has been granted immunity by federal prosecutors for her testimony,...
  • Politico Article

    07/19/2018 2:29:17 PM PDT · by GSAonce · 5 replies
    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA | 18th day of July, 2018 | Thomas E. Zehnle (VA Bar No. 27755)
    https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000164-b049-d929-a5e4-b2f9d8e80000 This is a link inside the Politico article. It takes you to the PDF document. Court submission in the Paul Manafort case. The article is about Bernie Sanders strategist name showing up 21 times in court submissions. T. Devine actually shows up 16 times. What is interesting is when you search the document (control F) Bill Gates name shows up 150 times. Look at the dates of the emails. He was an active part of the Obama administration. J Brennan shows up 6 times, look at the dates, he also was an active part of the Obama administration. Then...
  • J. Brennan listed on Manafort E-Mail (vanity)

    07/19/2018 4:32:15 PM PDT · by ghannonf18 · 16 replies
    Link to gov filing | 19 July 2018 | US Gov
    E mail 291 2016.12.07 Email D. Raico to J. Brennan re Moving forward with Manafort's Brooklyn property. Can anyone confirm what J Brennan is listed in the e-mail? (Former CIA Dir ???) This was among the list of documents submitted in the Manafort case. Link below below because the link goes through Politico and is blocked( it in this case shoul not at it provide source material) https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000164-b049-d929-a5e4-b2f9d8e80000
  • Former Skadden Associate Charged in Mueller Probe

    02/20/2018 8:20:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    law.com ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Cogan Schneier
    Skadden partner Gregory Craig, the former White House counsel under President Barack Obama, also worked on the report, as did partners Cliff Stone and Margaret Krawiec. Associates who worked on the report included Alex Haskell, Paul Kerlin, Kara Roseen and Allon Kedem, who is now a lawyer in the solicitor general’s office. Manafort’s indictment claims he likely lobbied and paid at least in part for the report. Van der Zwaan’s case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who also oversees the case against Manafort and Gates. The charges are the latest from Mueller as his activity appears...
  • So why was Trump aide talking to a Russian spy? (Nothingburger Alert)

    04/02/2018 4:31:37 PM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/1/2018 | Byron York
    The CNN team wanted viewers to know there could be a very big development in the Trump Russia investigation. "CNN has learned why special counsel Robert Mueller wants the cooperation of former Trump campaign deputy Rick Gates," anchor Alisyn Camerota said Friday. "Court documents indicate that Gates could be critical to nabbing even bigger fish in a collusion case involving the Kremlin." [....] So putting it all together, yes, Gates was "in contact with a Russian intelligence officer." And who knows? Perhaps they were plotting to fix the U.S. presidential election for President Trump. But the evidence that Mueller has...
  • The Shadowy Operative at the Center of the Russia Scandal (Fake news alert)

    03/29/2018 11:57:05 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 29 Mar 2018 | Natasha Bertrand
    Court documents call him Person A, but descriptions match the officer to Russian intelligence and to Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. Buried in a late-night court filing in Robert Mueller’s expansive probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was an explosive claim: An adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign and transition teams had knowingly been in contact with a former Russian intelligence officer as late as September 2016, prosecutors said. The revelation is the strongest connection to date between Trump’s campaign and Russia’s intelligence services, which U.S. officials say were behind the cyberattacks on Democrats during the election....
  • New Gates tie alleged in special counsel filing on van der Zwaan sentencing

    03/28/2018 8:20:39 AM PDT · by botsnack · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/27/2018 | Katelyn Polantz
    The special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election revealed Tuesday night that prosecutors say they have connected former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates to a person with ties to a Russian intelligence service while Gates worked on the campaign. That Gates and the unnamed person, who had lived in Kiev and Moscow and worked for one of Paul Manafort's companies, were in touch in September and October 2016 was "pertinent to the investigation," a court filing from prosecutors said Tuesday night. The acknowledgment that Gates knew the person had Russian intelligence ties is alleged in a...
  • Q Anon: (3/16/18) Continued from Tuesday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/16/2018 7:38:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,049 replies
    we-go-all.com/# ^ | 3/16/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This is a shout out to all the Anons who have worked so hard for months on the Q boards to bake Q's drops for us. THANQ, Anons!. The Q team doesn't like it when they receive praise, but hey, they don't have time to read websites (FR) and besides, they can't stop me! THANQ, Q!!!! It just needed to be said. This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger...
  • Mueller moves to dismiss charges against Rick Gates in Russia probe

    02/27/2018 9:18:53 PM PST · by bitt · 29 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/27/2018 | foxnews.com
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller moved Tuesday to dismiss nearly two-dozen charges against former Trump campaign associate Rick Gates, in the wake of his guilty plea last week. Mueller’s team filed a motion to drop 22 tax and bank fraud charges against Gates. The filing was tied to Gates’ agreement last week to plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and lying to the FBI. That plea pertained to charges filed against him in October in Washington, D.C., for which he still faces up to 71 months in prison.