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  • An alleged scammer funnelled Jo O'Brien's life savings offshore. She threatened to track down his family in Pakistan

    05/20/2024 8:56:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    ABC (Australia) ^ | 5/20 | Michael Atkin
    Jo O'Brien feels like she has nothing left to lose. After her life savings were stolen, desperation led her in an unusual direction. She's been texting the man who admitted being involved in the elaborate plot that ripped her off. Many people would hesitate before pressing send, but Ms O'Brien is not one of them. "Why would people think it's unusual? "Why wouldn't you just ask, 'Where's my money?'" she asked. And that's exactly what she's been doing. On the receiving end is the Pakistan-born director of a tiny Melbourne company facing serious allegations. He is 29-year-old Muhammad Ali Waheed.
  • MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Defends Michael Cohen Stealing From Trump as "trying to rebalance the bonus he thought he deserved"

    05/20/2024 8:54:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/20/2024 | GRAYSON BAKICH
    I admittedly have not followed much of the ongoing show trial of former President Donald Trump in New York City for supposedly paying hush money to former adult film performer Stormy Daniels precisely because it's a show trial. If I want to see a serious analysis of fiction, I just read TV Tropes. Still, it does make me happy knowing the "star witness" Michael Cohen, Trump's former "fixer," just keeps digging the prosecution's grave further and further down till they hit bedrock and probably resurface in China. As our indispensable Matt Margolis wrote earlier today, Cohen's latest entry of his...
  • Funny or Sad? Now Biden Says He Was Vice President During the Pandemic; Calls Jan 6 Protesters "Erectionists"

    05/20/2024 8:50:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/20/2024 | Stephen Green
    "When I was Vice President, things were kinda bad during the pandemic," is not a thing former Veep Mike Pence said on Sunday. "And what happened was, Barack said to me, 'Go to Detroit! And help fix it!' Well, poor Mayor [Duggan], he's spent more time with me than he ever thought he's gonna have to." No, that was Presidentish Joe Biden speaking in Detroit on Sunday about things that never happened because Donald Trump was president in 2020 when the plandemic was launched out of China. Barack Obama hadn't been in the White House for almost four years, and...
  • Australia Runs Risk of Blackouts Amid Transmission Lines Delay

    05/20/2024 8:48:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Reuters ^ | May 20, 2024
    Australia faces the risk of power shortages because of delays in installing transmission lines tied to wind and solar farms, the energy market operator said on Tuesday, posing a challenge to the country's energy transition plans. In an updated outlook for the electricity market, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) said the delay in commissioning dates for EnergyConnect, a 900 km (559 miles) transmission line to connect grids across three states, as well as the mothballing and retirement of gas and diesel power generators in South Australia could impact the power grid. WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Australia's power industry is struggling...
  • New report: California ranks ‘dead last’ in ‘opportunity’

    05/20/2024 8:47:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/20/2024 | Olivia Murray
    According to Kenneth Schrupp at The Center Square, a new analysis from the U.S. News and World Report agency found that California ranked “dead last” among the 50 states when it comes time to “opportunity.” In other news water is still wet.What could have possibly indicated that California wasn’t the friendliest location for anyone wanting to build a life of prosperity and freedom?Was it the state’s nearly seventy-billion-dollar deficit?Was it the mass exodus that has seen hundreds of thousands of people flee the state for friendlier locales, a trend which has resulted in a net negative for legal population and...
  • Slimy Gavin Newscum reneges on promise not to raise taxes to cover his state’s multi-billion dollar deficit

    05/20/2024 8:44:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/20/2024 | Olivia Murray
    The ease and “fortuitousness” by which birth names evolve into perfectly descriptive and denigrative monikers seems like a God-has-a-sense-of-humor moment—a slimy-looking man that screams “greasy salesman” just happens to have a last name that can easily accommodate the word “scum” into it? Providence, no? And, there are few things slimier and scummier than taking an oath of office to represent the people, making promises to act in their best interest, and then reneging on them—but that’s just who Gavin Newscum is. From Susannah Luthi report at The Washington Free Beacon:Earlier this month, the governor repeatedly pledged he would not raise...
  • Biden says maimed American Hersh Goldberg-Polin is ‘here with us today’ at Rose Garden party — despite still being held by Hamas

    05/20/2024 8:33:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2024 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden was forced to correct himself after yet another brutal gaffe Monday evening, when he told attendees at a White House Jewish heritage celebration that maimed US citizen Hersh Goldberg-Polin was “here with us today” — when in fact he remains a hostage in the Gaza Strip. “My administration is working around the clock to free the remaining hostages, just as we have freed hostages already. And here with us today is Hersh Goldberg-Polin,” Biden, 81, announced at the Rose Garden party. A moment later, the president added, “He is not here with us. But he is still being...
  • Why isn't Michael Cohen the one in the dock? His admission of stealing from President Trump when the man was his employer looks like a slam-dunk for jailtime

    05/20/2024 8:28:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/20/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Well, it's toilet-flushing time, with the Trump trial resuming, this time with Michael Cohen on the stand again crossed examined by the defense. Taken in line with the trial's biased judge, its corrupt district attorney, its beyond-trashy witness Stormy Daniels, Cohen managed to top them all in sheer disgustingness, openly admitting in court that he stole $30,000 from his employer like it was a good thing. According to the Associated Press: Cohen was the last witness — at least for now — for prosecutors, who are trying to prove that Trump sought to bury unflattering stories about himself and then...
  • A Good Alternative to Tariffs: Both Trump and Biden want tariffs. But here is a better way to boost the economy

    05/20/2024 8:23:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/20/2024 | David Ennocenti
    President Biden has called for increasing tariffs on imports of steel from China. President Trump has also called for increasing tariffs on all goods from China. Although these tariffs may help with shifting some demand to United States steel, there is a cost involved to the consumer: inflation. The economy was strong during the Trump administration, but Forbes analyzed the effect of tariffs during that time. The conclusion was mixed, but the tariffs may not have been as positive as originally believed.Most economists agree that tariffs don’t always produce a boost in U.S. manufacturing. In addition, the cost of goods...
  • J6 Inquisitors Nail Their First Big Name: A member of the closest thing we have to conservative royalty gets over four years’ imprisonment.

    05/20/2024 8:16:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/20/2024 | Jack Cashill
    The New York Times editors could barely contain their glee. “Conservative Family Scion Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years for Jan. 6 Attack.” The subhead spelled out the details: “Leo Brent Bozell, the son and grandson of influential right-wing figures, shattered a windowpane in the Capitol, pursued a police officer and made his way into the speaker’s office during the pro-Trump riot.”If the conservative movement has royalty, the Bozell family can rightfully claim a place in court. Leo’s father, L. Brent Bozell III, is the founder of the Media Research Center, and his grandfather, L. Brent Bozell, Jr., was a founding...
  • As Denmark plans to make national service mandatory for young women, some say they are ready to 'send a signal to Russia'

    05/20/2024 7:57:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | Tue 14 May 2024 | Kathryn Diss
    Bjørg Hjorth Nørgaard, 19, has not finished high school yet but has already enlisted to pay a duty to her country. The young woman has volunteered for Denmark's four-month military training camp before university, fully aware that war has returned to Europe. "It's a personal journey … I have signed up at my own free will," she said. "It's no longer an argument that men fight wars, women do it as well now." Young men in the country have for a long time been conscripted based on a lottery system. If your number is called, it is compulsory to attend...
  • Latino students are the most segregated they've been since 1968

    05/20/2024 7:44:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Axios ^ | 05 16 2024 | Russell Contreras
    The share of Latino students attending intensely segregated schools has skyrocketed over the last three decades, according to two new reports and an Axios review of federal data. Why it matters: Intensely segregated schools, defined as schools with a student population that is more than 90% nonwhite, have fewer resources, more teacher shortages, higher student-to-school counselor ratios, and fewer AP class options. Driving the news: As the U.S. marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling on Friday, American public schools are growing more separate and unequal even though the country is more racially and...
  • Gordon: BLM proposal part of Biden’s war on energy

    05/20/2024 7:33:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Fence Post ^ | May 17, 2024 | Rachel Gabel
    Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon said the latest Bureau of Land Management proposal is the agency’s determination that coal leasing in the Powder River Basin will not be permitted past 2041. The BLM’s final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) and proposed amendment to its Buffalo Field Office land use plan selects the “no leasing” alternative in the Buffalo Coal Resource Management Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. Release of the final SEIS and proposed amendment opens a 30-day public protest period. Gordon said the decision is part of Biden’s “partisan, vindictive, and politically motivated war on America’s abundant, cheap, efficient, and consistent...
  • As the war in Ukraine enters its third summer, Russia is on the offensive.

    05/20/2024 7:03:41 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Roland Oliphant; Joe Barnes and Connor James Ibbetson
    All along the 600-mile frontline, the Kremlin’s invasion forces are exploiting Ukrainian exhaustion and a six-month delay in American military aid. A shock offensive in the Kharkiv region has seen Putin’s troops cross the border for the first time since the 2022 invasion. Villages in the Zaporizhzhya region have been wiped off the map as Russia tries to reverse the gains of Ukraine’s 2023 counter-offensive. But the central Russian effort is focused on Donetsk region, where they are now on the outskirts of the hill-top town of Chasiv Yar. If they capture it, they will be in striking distance of...
  • WHO IS VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY? (Zelensky Unmasked, Episode 1)

    05/20/2024 7:03:32 PM PDT · by Kazan · 6 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | 5/2024 | Ben Swann
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPT He is one of the most famous people on the planet. Not just a world leader but a military leader. And the face, we are told of “democracy.”I’m investigative journalist Ben Swann.He is unmistakable, as Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Vo-lo-dee-meer Zeh-len-skiy )is always wearing olive green. Whether sweatsuits, or some kind of military uniform… mostly it’s just green. A uniform he wears all the time, no matter the event. Whether speaking before a joint session of the United States Congress or at a black-tie gala or ringing the bell of the New York Stock Exchange… he is always dressed for...
  • Teen rapper accidentally kills himself on social media video after pointing gun at his head and pulling trigger

    05/20/2024 7:02:03 PM PDT · by thegagline · 66 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 05/20/2024 | Alex Oliveira
    A teenage rapper accidentally killed himself while filming a video on social media after he pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger. The rapper, 17, was found dead in Suffolk, Virginia, on May 15, police confirmed to The Post. Cops said they believe he died by an “accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound” to the head. Police would not confirm the name of the deceased teen, but separate footage circulating on social media showed Suffolk-based rapper Rylo Huncho singing into a camera while dancing with a pistol with a green laser sight.The boy appeared to switch off the weapon’s...
  • State Department Offers Condolences After Death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

    05/20/2024 6:32:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/20/2024
    The U.S. State Department issued a statement offering condolences to Iran after the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, also known as the “Butcher of Tehran.” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said in a statement on Monday that the U.S. “expresses its official condolences” for the death of Raisi, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and other officials who had been on board a helicopter that had crashed in a mountainous region of Iran on Sunday. “The United States expresses its official condolences for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, and many other members of their delegation...
  • ZELENSKYY UNMASKED

    05/20/2024 6:32:12 PM PDT · by Kazan · 18 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | 5/24 | Truth in Media
    Zelensky Unmasked is an explosive 12 part series that exposes the truth behind the war in Ukraine, as well as the face of it all. The series reveals who masterminded the cult of Volodymyr Zelensky and why it was created. It also investigates the deep state and corporate interests that have profited off of this war. Who is really benefitting from the over $100 billion dollars the US has sent Ukraine? What’s the Nord Stream pipeline and who blew it up? Where are all the weapons we have sent? And why has Ukraine signed its destiny over to BlackRock, the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California ~ 21 MAY 2024

    05/20/2024 6:00:55 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 21 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, CaliforniaNaval Weapons Station Seal Beach is a United States Navy weapons and munitions loading, storage and maintenance facility located in Seal Beach, California with detachments in Fallbrook, and Norco, both also in California. It also encloses the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge.The command exists to provide base operating support to the Navy's ordnance mission. Command and tenant personnel provide munitions receipt, segregation, inspection, maintenance, storage, issue, and assessment services to Navy operating forces and other Department of Defense and homeland security entities.Unique among most naval weapons facilities, Detachment...
  • Watch: Joe Biden Corrects Himself After Falsely Claiming Hostage ‘Being Held by Hamas’ Is ‘Here with Us Today’

    05/20/2024 5:59:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/20/2024 | Paul Bois
    President Joe Biden immediately corrected another gaffe during a speech on Monday in which he falsely claimed that an American hostage “being held by Hamas” is now safe. The president issued his gaffe during a celebration of Jewish heritage at the White House wherein he acknowledged Hersh Goldberg-Polin as being “here with us today” even though he remains held by Hamas. “My administration is working around the clock to free the remaining hostages, just as we have freed hostages already. And here with us today is Hersh Goldberg-Polin,” Biden said at the rose garden party.