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  • The world's richest king, his mysterious fortune and the protesters who want answers

    10/13/2020 7:17:36 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | Oct 13, 2020 | Shashank Bengali
    The crown prince of Thailand’s third marriage unraveled in lurid headlines: The princess was stripped of her titles, her parents and brothers jailed over vague corruption allegations, her uncle purged from his senior police post. Then the heir to the throne had to finesse a divorce settlement. Luckily for the prince, he had access to one of the largest royal fortunes in the world, a secretive holding company laden with stakes in blue-chip Thai companies and prime land in the heart of Bangkok. The company covered the payment, reportedly close to $6 million. Two years later, in 2016, the prince...
  • New York City Council expels Bronx’s Andy King over ethics charges

    10/05/2020 12:23:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/05/2020 | Nolan Hicks
    The New York City Council voted overwhelmingly Monday to expel Bronx lawmaker Andy King after the Democrat was hit by a third set of ethics charges, saying he once again misused government funds and mistreated his staff. The Council easily mustered the two-thirds majority needed, voting 48-2 to boot King from his job representing the 12th District at City Hall. King now holds the ignominious distinction of being the first city politician booted from the lawmaking body in modern history without first being convicted of a crime.
  • Senators Rand Paul, King, Crapo and Lee Reintroduce FAIR Act to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Process

    06/26/2020 10:48:41 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    US Senate ^ | June 25 | Rand Paul
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Angus King (I-ME), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Mike Lee (R-UT) reintroduced the bipartisan Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, S. 4074, to protect property owners’ rights, defend innocent Americans, and restore the Fifth Amendment’s role in civil forfeiture proceedings. “The federal government has made it far too easy for government agencies to take and profit from the property of those who have not been convicted of a crime. The FAIR Act will uphold the Fifth Amendment and ensure government agencies no longer profit from taking American citizens’ property without due process....
  • A Call for Kristallnacht Against Christians

    06/24/2020 8:32:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 24, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Murals and stained glass windows of Jesus are a “gross form of white supremacy” and “should all come down,” says non-black leftist Shaun King. “All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form of white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down.” That was a June 22 tweet from Shaun King, and the “far-left activist,” wasn’t done. “Yes I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a...
  • Ghislaine Maxwell holds the key to the pyramid of pedophiles. Who is protecting her?

    06/21/2020 6:50:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    combatarena ^ | 6/21/2020
    There are many disturbing, deviant and remarkable aspects to the recent Netflix series Jeffrey Epstein – Filthy Rich but one of the most troubling ones – is how little effort journalists and the various strands of law enforcement are making to find Ghislaine Maxwell. Even a cursory scratching at the surface of her persona and life leads to further questions. The end of any story-line or indeed investigation should come not when all the questions have been answered necessarily but when all the questions have been thoroughly asked. A quick example. Ghislaine Maxwell has made three US political donations in...
  • Biden: ‘George Floyd Bigger than MLK’ [semi-satire]

    06/13/2020 11:27:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 June 2020 | John Semmens
    In a desperate bid to atone for his previous words and deeds that many are now criticizing as racist, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden asserted that “the murder of George Floyd has had a bigger impact on the world than the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. King ignored the importance of race. He preached that character was more important than skin color. As events subsequent to his death have shown, he was wrong. Putting character ahead of color is white thinking. Nothing is more important than skin color. Fortunately, the murder of Floyd has brought this truth to light.”...
  • So Karl Rove WINS then... (Steve King Defeated)

    06/03/2020 3:34:47 AM PDT · by RandFan · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3rd | RandFan
    I know this has probably keen posted/discussed before which is why posting in Chit Chat... But last night Karl Rove announced his come back as Republican powerbroker. He was pretty vocal about wanting to defeat Steve King in Iowa and mobililzed forces (money and support) to the eventual winner. This is bad news for the Republican Party. Just when I thought the forces of Liberty were making strides in the party since around 2010 (with the election of Rand Paul coincidentally) we now have this MASSIVE set back. The Bush Republicans are back and I fear they're going to influence...
  • Steve King Losing in Iowa

    06/02/2020 8:22:40 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 60 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/2/2020 | None
    Congressman Steve King trailing in returns in the Iowa primary...
  • 'Closer than we would like': Steve King faces tough primary challenge backed by GOP leaders

    05/29/2020 9:00:14 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | May 29, 2020 | Kerry Picket
    Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King will face off against four other primary candidates Tuesday night, and the embattled congressman confirms the poll numbers between him and his closest challenger are tight. “Well, it's closer than we would like. But we've been on top in every legitimate number, and in absolutely every published poll, so that tells me that the voters are gonna make their decision,” he told the Washington Examiner on Thursday. “But one thing is that none of my opponents have criticized a single vote that I put up in 18 years in this Congress," said King, first elected...
  • House Republican dubs Mitch McConnell the 'Marie Antoinette of the Senate'

    04/24/2020 3:58:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24,200 | By Sam Dorman
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., had some harsh words for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., after the latter suggested that state governments should be able to declare bankruptcy during the coronavirus pandemic. ".@senatemajldr McConnell’s dismissive remark that States devastated by Coronavirus should go bankrupt rather than get the federal assistance they need and deserve is shameful and indefensible," King tweeted Wednesday. "To say that it is 'free money' to provide funds for [...] cops, firefighters and healthcare workers makes McConnell the Marie Antoinette of the Senate," he added.
  • Was the "Battle of the Sexes" a Racket? (Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs)

    04/10/2020 6:48:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/26/20 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    The "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs is one of the most iconic moments in American sports history. Set against the backdrop of the women's liberation movement, King's 1973 victory over Riggs transcended sports. But a news tip from an unexpected source, 40 years later, sent ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. down a path that led him to investigate whether the match was rigged. Van Natta details his reporting on the lead-up to The Battle of the Sexes, and how Riggs' own agenda may have impacted the historic outcome. Play.
  • Stephen King panned for claiming coronavirus task force is 'all male ... all white'

    03/14/2020 11:53:49 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/2020 | Sam Dorman, Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Author Stephen King tried dunking on President Trump during his address at the White House on Friday, but it quickly backfired when his claim about the coronavirus response team was proven wrong. "Note that Trump’s coronavirus team is all male, all old, and all white," King tweeted during Trump's press conference. The president was in the middle of discussing the pandemic and his declaration of a national emergency. Behind him stood several members of his coronavirus task force, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma, who is neither male nor white. Just minutes after King's tweet, Dr. Deborah...
  • Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrests 'treasonous' rivals: Saudi Arabia king's brother, an ex-crown prince and a cousin are held by masked black-clad guards for 'coup plot' as MBS tightens his grip on power

    03/07/2020 6:26:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/07/20 | Jemma Carr, Harry Howard
    The brother and nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Salman have been arrested over a plot to oust the king and his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, a brother of King Salman, and the monarch's nephew Prince Mohammed bin Nayef were accused of treason. They were taken from their homes early on Friday by black-clad royal guards, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Saudi royal court has accused the two men, once potential contenders for the throne, of 'plotting a coup to unseat the king and crown prince' and could face lifetime imprisonment or execution, the...
  • Chalrton Heston and other stars who marched with Martin Luther King in 1963

    01/20/2020 7:58:59 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Aug 2013 | Carl M. Cannon
    Charlton Heston, who shined a bit brighter than the rest of the Hollywood crowd. He was taller than the others...he’d played Moses in the movies... Heston had campaigned in 1956 for Stevenson and in 1960 for Kennedy. That was safe enough. But for those who made their living in the motion picture industry, the anti-communist congressional hearings in Washington and the purge of suspected party members in Hollywood had a deterrent effect on the political activities of filmmakers and actors. Yet at the very same time, a great movement was building in the late 1950s and into the early 1960s—and...
  • NY Rep. Peter King retiring, presenting Dems with new target

    11/11/2019 1:21:55 PM PST · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA ^ | 9:13 AM Nov 11, 2019 | Andrew Taylor And Alan Fram,
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) ” Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won’t seek reelection, enhancing Democrats’ chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020.</p>
  • Stephen King Stands Up for ‘Doctor Sleep’ Amid Box Office Flop, Possible $30 Million Loss

    11/11/2019 11:06:24 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    Indiewire ^ | November 11, 2019 | Zack Sharf
    One week after “Motherless Brooklyn” disappointed the box office, Warner Bros. has yet another flop in the form of “Doctor Sleep.” The Mike Flanagan-directed horror film based on Stephen King’s “The Shining” sequel was tracking for a debut in the $25 million range, but its opening weekend came in well below that mark with a dismal $14 million total. While “Doctor Sleep’s” $50 million production is a saving grace, Deadline reports the film is expected to lose between $20 million and $30 million for Warner Bros. “Doctor Sleep” now joins “The Goldfinch,” “Gemini Man,” and “Terminator: Dark Fate” as one...
  • Kansas City votes to remove King's name from historic street

    11/06/2019 3:39:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    KCTV-5 News ^ | November 6, 2019 | By MARGARET STAFFORD, AP
    KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) — Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results vote showed the proposal to remove King's name received nearly 70% of the vote, with just over 30% voting to retain King's name. The debate over the name of the 10-mile boulevard on the city's mostly black east side began shortly after the council's decision in January to rename The Paseo for King. Civil...
  • Thai king strips consort of titles for 'disloyalty'

    10/21/2019 12:49:47 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 33 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Oct 21 , 2019 | BBC
    Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn has stripped his royal consort of her rank and titles for "misbehaviour and disloyalty against the monarch". An official announcement said Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi had been "ambitious" and tried to "elevate herself to the same state as the queen". "The royal consort's behaviors were considered disrespectful," it said. She was appointed in July, just two months after the king married Queen Suthida, his fourth wife. Sineenat, who was a major-general and is a trained pilot, nurse, and bodyguard, was the first person to be awarded the title of Royal Noble Consort in nearly a century.
  • Beyond Meat vs. Impossible Foods: Burger nutrition showdown (McDonalds vs Burger King)

    09/27/2019 4:45:39 AM PDT · by cba123 · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 24, 2019 | Heidi Chung
    The fake-meat craze appears to be here to stay, and rivals Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat (BYND) have been going head-to-head to claim dominance in the space. The jury is still out on which burger tastes better, but when it comes to nutrition, which one is the healthier option? (Please see link for full article)
  • Friend, Foe or Fraud? Shaun King on the Accusations Against Him, Rihanna's Diamond Ball [tr]

    09/23/2019 3:38:39 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 16 replies
    The Root ^ | 23 September 2019 | Monique Judge
    By now, Shaun King should be used to the drama. After all, the accusations King has faced are legion. People have accused him of not being black, of being a government operative inserted to dismantle the movement, of being an egomaniac who centers himself in the movement, a plagiarist who co-opts the work of black women, a bully who uses his influence and large following to silence those who question him, a fraud who starts multiple activism ventures that never come to fruition—and the biggest most frequent accusation: a thief who benefits financially from the fundraisers he promotes. The activist,...