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    Quote Originally Posted by philoctetes View Post
    No point explaining myself to someone who has to be reminded why they wanted me to do so.

    Do you really think that my steak dinner was "subsidized by poor saps feeding slot machines'? Cause that's how this all started. At what point do we start talking earnestly? And what was your purpose other than to play buzz-kill over something I enjoyed? Do you realize I was in Nevada due to evacuations at my home?

    Yes, this is why I hate California.
    My purpose was not "buzz-kill" but just an ironic reference to the fact that casinos use low prices and "comps" to attract people who gamble, and generate casino profits. And no, how would I know you were in Nevada due to evacuation of your home? Sorry you had to go through that.

    I like California, except for the fact that there are so many people here with so much more money than me that it hard to keep a roof over my head.
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    So you're worried about some journalists and social media beginning to debate your dubious, fraud-appearing business activities.
    What do you do?

    You set up a company called 'Fraud Guarantee',
    trying to passify and legitimize the use of the word 'fraud' in relation to your name, when people are searching on the web.

    It partly works ... at least until the load of negative information becomes massive.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/giulian...mobilewebshare
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    A murderer in Iowa was sentenced to life without parole. But recently he became ill and died on the operating table. He was brought back and argued for release since his life had, in fact, ended with that episode.

    The court was unpersuaded, noting that if he was really dead he would have been unable to sign his own papers in the case. “It added that his sentence would not end until a medical examiner formally declares him dead.”

    Good try through.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    A murderer in Iowa was sentenced to life without parole. But recently he became ill and died on the operating table. He was brought back and argued for release since his life had, in fact, ended with that episode.

    The court was unpersuaded, noting that if he was really dead he would have been unable to sign his own papers in the case. “It added that his sentence would not end until a medical examiner formally declares him dead.”

    Good try through.
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    Stray puppy most likely dropped by a bird turns out to be rare endangered dingo

    The unnamed resident who discovered Wandi heard the pup “hiding and crying in the garden,” the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. The resident initially thought Wandi was a stray dog or a fox and soon took him to Bec Day, a local veterinarian.

    Wandi's original journey may have ended with him being dinner for an eagle or other bird of prey. Instead, the young pup was likely dropped from its captors’ talons, Ms Day told ABC, noting what appeared to be claw marks on Wandi's back.
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    St Petersburg, Russia. A professor of Bonapartism at the Petersburg university was found in the Moika drunk, with two women's arms in his rucksack. At the apartment of the professor the rest of the body + a saw was found. Here a number of links to the Russian Petersburg website 'Fontanka' (with Chrome / Google translate easy to read): https://www.fontanka.ru/2019/11/09/063/ https://www.fontanka.ru/2019/11/09/036/ https://www.fontanka.ru/2019/11/09/048/ By the way, the TV series of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson was filmed at Saint Petersburg.
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    we have already first snow in Czech Republic (in the mountains, not in the lowlands) and a guy responsible for cleaning the snow from the roads found a camel there
    https://www.idnes.cz/liberec/zpravy/...ec-zpravy_jape
    no need to read the text, the picture is enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    we have already first snow in Czech Republic (in the mountains, not in the lowlands) and a guy responsible for cleaning the snow from the roads found a camel there
    https://www.idnes.cz/liberec/zpravy/...ec-zpravy_jape
    no need to read the text, the picture is enough
    Great picture.
    An escaped kangaroo was found up here the other day too ... unfortunately it was later run over by a car.
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    When you send someone to town to pay a bunch of people to show up in your protest demonstration about financial legal matters, and the fellow is a bit lazy at his job:

    https://twitter.com/schfm/status/1194944179446669317

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    Quote Originally Posted by joen_cph View Post
    So you're worried about some journalists and social media beginning to debate your dubious, fraud-appearing business activities.
    What do you do?

    You set up a company called 'Fraud Guarantee',
    trying to passify and legitimize the use of the word 'fraud' in relation to your name, when people are searching on the web.

    It partly works ... at least until the load of negative information becomes massive.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/giulian...mobilewebshare
    these funny crooks that the crooked Guiliani was dealing with are associated to Firtash, another russian crook
    http://euromaidanpress.com/2015/04/0...mn-in-ukraine/

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    A global, detailed map of the Saturn moon Titan, far, far away, has been completed, based on the research by the Cassini/Huygens mission

    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7542
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    "On Monday, Manfred Nowak, an expert from the U.N. Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, claimed that 100,000 migrant children were detained by the Trump administration and indicated that it was the "world's highest rate" of detained children. The following day, however, he acknowledged that the cited number actually was from 2015 -- under President Obama."'

    The media made much of this story, but their later retractions (when they were made) were mostly vague and non-specific. For instance, NPR: "We have temporarily withdrawn this story because the study's author has acknowledged a significant error in the data. We will post a revised article with more complete information as soon as possible."
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    "On Monday, Manfred Nowak, an expert from the U.N. Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, claimed that 100,000 migrant children were detained by the Trump administration and indicated that it was the "world's highest rate" of detained children. The following day, however, he acknowledged that the cited number actually was from 2015 -- under President Obama."'

    The media made much of this story, but their later retractions (when they were made) were mostly vague and non-specific. For instance, NPR: "We have temporarily withdrawn this story because the study's author has acknowledged a significant error in the data. We will post a revised article with more complete information as soon as possible."
    When they thought it was recent data and that Trump was responsible, Bernie Sanders called it "immoral," the Democratic National Committee said it was "disgusting," the product of "white nationalist" influence, and “a violation of the U.N. treaty, the Convention on the Rights of the Child.”

    Since it has been revealed to have been from the Obama administration, those same sources are surprisingly quiet. Wonder why? Is it no longer immoral, disgusting, evidence of white nationalist influence on our politics, and in violation of U.N. treaties? Oh, right - only Trump would be so evil. Obama must have had some really good intentions.

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    The Jeffrey Epstein case continues to get weirder. Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is in the headlines due to an interview he just did talking about his relationship with Epstein. One of Epstein's accusers claims that she had sex with Andrew while she was a minor. He claims to not remember her, in spite of a picture of him with his arm around her bare waist. And even though he claims to not remember this interaction with a 17-year old girl, he claims, as his alibi, a very specific recollection of of going to a Pizza Express in Woking. Furthermore, the girl claims to remember dancing with him, and him sweating profusely - he claims this as evidence the story is false because a medical condition from the Falkland War had rendered him incapable of sweating, he claims caused by an overdose of adrenaline [a medical doctor stated that such an overdose would result in more sweating, not less], but that he has since regained the ability to sweat [I wonder whether he was sweating during this interview?].

    Note that he continued his interactions after Epstein was outed as a pedophile.

    The overwhelming problem with monarchies over time has not necessarily been the monarchs themselves (although perpetual inbreeding amongst them produced some doozies), so much as all the idiot "spares" that have too much time and too little to do. One suspects that the current British monarch is hoping to outlive her immediate offspring, as she sees not a lot of promise, and hopes the next generation might be better suited.

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    All unaccompanied migrant children are "detained" for some period of time, so the raw number doesn't say anything in particular about the authorities. The difference is what subsequently happens. Under the Obama administration detained parents and children were held together, under Trump they are separated. Under Obama the typical result for an unaccompanied minor was that the migrant would be released to a relative in the U.S., to appear later at a court proceeding. In the Trump administration anyone seeking to pick up migrant children gets vetted by ICE, and themselves subject to deportation.

    The salient point is that the migrants in question are not "illegal" until their refugee status has been rejected in a court proceeding. Trump is subjecting migrant children to inhumane conditions and/or ejecting them to Mexico before their status has been decided.

    Despite what people say, Obama supported robust enforcement of immigration laws, partly because he thought it would set the stage for a comprehensive immigration law. But it seems to me his administration was unwilling to subject children to inhumane conditions.
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