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Man gets life plus 60 years for posing as Uber driver, raping 2 women in Buckhead

Man gets life plus 60 years for posing as Uber driver, raping 2 women in Buckhead
Man gets life plus 60 years for posing as Uber driver, raping 2 women in Buckhead

First off I never understood the point of giving time after you gave someone life as it is

Second of all he should have his dick removed via chainsaw and then put to death for the rapes

First off I never understood the point of giving time after you gave someone life as it is

If the life sentence gets tossed out, he still has to do 60 years.

Saudi Arabia admits journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed after a fight broke out in consulate

Saudi Arabia admits journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed after a fight broke out in consulate
Saudi Arabia admits journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed after a fight broke out in consulate

I’m betting the fight started when they said they were going to use a bone-saw on his limbs and he said no.

They brought a bone saw.

You don’t keep one in your glove compartment?

Sometimes I fight with my children. Or their mom. Or I fight traffic. Or a cold. Or poverty. Or bigotry.

Win or lose, I’m pretty sure it never ended with bone saws and dismemberment.

Russian charged with conspiring to interfere in U.S. congressional elections

Russian charged with conspiring to interfere in U.S. congressional elections

The FBI's criminal affidavit is here. The most interesting part of this is that the FBI apparently got their hands on internal communication manuals for the Russian trolls showing how they are ordered to sow chaos and confusion among American voters.

This stuff is fascinating. Here are some of the direct translations from internal communications where the Russians were plotting to sow disorder:

On when to post comments

Posting can be problematic due to time difference, but if you make your re-posts in the morning St. Petersburg time, it works well with liberals -- LGBT groups are often active at night. Also, the conservative can view your re-post when they wake up in the morning if you post it before you leave in the evening St. Petersburg time.

On which news sources to use

If you write posts in a liberal group, .. you must not use Breitbart titles. On the contrary, if you write in a conservative group, do not use Washington Post or BuzzFeed's titles.

On riling up anti-McCain sentiment

Brand McCain as an old geezer who has lost it and who long ago belonged in a home for the elderly. Emphasize that John McCain's pathological hatred towards Donald Trump and towards all his initiatives crosses all reasonable borders and limits. State that dishonorable scoundrels, such as McCain, immediately aim to destroy all the conservatives voters' hopes as soon as Trump tries to fulfill his election promises and tries to protect the American interests.

On targeting LGBT groups with anti-Trump sentiment

Colored LGBT are less sophisticated than white; therefore, complicated phrases and messages do not work. Be careful dealing with racial content. Just like ordinary Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans, colored LGBT people are very sensitive towards #whiteprivilege and they react to posts and pictures that favor white people ... Unlike with conservatives, infographics works well among LGBT and their liberal allies, and it does work very well. However, the content must be simple to understand consisting of short text in large font and a colorful picture.

On messaging targeted at conservatives to rile them up about voter fraud

In the California voter registration rolls, there are more registrants than there are residents. This is the time for American conservatives to sound the alarm before the elections turn the Constitution into a mockery and a celebration of lawlessness. ... Emphasize that all illegal voters must be kept away from the ballot boxes at distances "beyond artillery firing range."

On attacking Paul Ryan and supporting his Democrat opponent, the Iron Stache

Brand Paul Ryan a complete and absolute nobody incapable of any decisiveness. Emphasize that while serving as Speaker, this two-faced loudmouth has not accomplished anything good for America or for American citizens. State that the only way to get rid of Ryan from Congress, provided he wins in the 2018 primaries, is to vote in favor of Randy Bryce, an American veteran and an iron worker and a Democrat.

And it just goes on! The targeted messaging was heavily in support of Trump at times and heavily against him at others. The goal was chaos, pure and simple.

And it mostly worked.

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Bingo, the goal has always been to divide the citizenry within Western nations by pushing extreme opinions on hot button issues on both sides of the political spectrum. This is why I believe it's important to be respectful and cordial online, while we may hold different beliefs it's important that we continue to believe in the sanctity of western democracy lest we succumb to hatred for one another that is being stoked by the Kremlin.

Richard Clarke, former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter terrorism put it best - Russia conducted the largest psychological warfare campaign in history and they won. Russia invaded the United States political system and they won, Russia has troll factories that created tens of thousands of bot accounts that micro-targeted individual voters in individual swing districts in swing states shaping the opinions of American voters. And they'll be back for the 2018 midterms and 2020 Presidential election because President Trump has done little to mitigate this existential threat.

Don't believe everything you read online, be skeptical and seek reputable sources of information. Don't fall prey to extremely divisive comments that paint liberals and conservatives as "enemies". The only way to overcome this is by being informed and working with each other. A divided nation is a weak nation.

The complaint said Khusyaynova was the chief accountant for Project Lakhta, which it said was funded by Russian oligarch Evgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin and two companies he controls

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Oh! He got a good one on the fishing hook this time. But if she's residing in Russia, I don't know how long it'll be before she's 'disappeared'. I heard heart attacks are pretty common this time of year.

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Swedish student who grounded deportation flight faces prosecution | The Guardian

Swedish student who grounded deportation flight faces prosecution | The Guardian

Onboard the plane, Ersson carried a photograph of the young Afghan whose deportation she and other asylum activists were seeking to prevent. However, after searching the flight she found he was not on board. She decided to continue her protest to prevent the deportation of another Afghan on the flight, who it emerged had a criminal record.

Lmao. "Oh, our Afghan isn't on this plane. Let's use that one instead!"

Peak virtue signaling. Hope she gets the book thrown at her.

Wasn’t the guy being deported convicted of assault and spent 2 years in prison?

Sentenced to 9 months in prison.

The crimes he was sentenced for was whipping his daughters with a powercord because they had the volume on the TV turned up too loud. When the wife tried to stop him, he proceeded to whip her until she fell, and then started pounding her head against the floor.

This is not why he was deported, though. His application to stay in Sweden had been denied six months before his crime, but it had not yet gained legal force.

Happened again in Britain recently, a bunch of people came together and did the same thing to prevent a man from being thrown out of the country.

A lot of effort to go through for a convicted gang rapist.

Evidence suggests crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing, says ex-MI6 chief | World news

Evidence suggests crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing, says ex-MI6 chief | World news

Diplomatically this is a complete mess but from a power/regime standpoint they just established they will straight up murder you, let the world know, and face little to no repercussions. Pretty terrifying.

Not just murder, but torture-murder you. The Saudis are betting on the world moaning for a while and then forgetting about this, and sadly, their prediction is probably correct.

I mean, the fact that Khashoggi was there 4 days prior with no incident and at the time of the murder all the Turkish employees were given 2 days vacation days?? C'mon. They lured this man to his death.

I really hope you're wrong, but history has shown us that you could be entirely correct.

Western Nations and private companies have been pulling out of the Future Investment Initiative Conference held in Saudi Arabia - dubbed the Davos of the Middle East

The Finance Ministers of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France have pulled out of the Saudi business conference.[1]

The United States Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has pulled out of the conference.[2]

The final remaining international media partner, Fox Business Network, pulled out of the conference yesterday.[3]

JP Morgan CEO Dimon cancelled his plans to attend the conference.[4]

Sotheby's - one of the world's largest multinational corporation that brokers fine and decorative art, jewelry, and real estate has pulled out of the conference.[5]

The world's largest hedge fund manager as well as the largest alternative investment fund, Blackrock and Blackstone, have both pulled out of the Saudi conference.[6]

Though none of this is indicative of any future long term action as many of these corporations and nations have investments in Saudi Arabia.

While Secretary Steve Mnuchin has pulled the United States out of the conference many continue to question President Trump's conflicts of interest with the Saudis

President Trump has made money from Saudis while in office, a public relations firm for Saudi Arabia spent an exorbitant amount of money at his Trump Hotel in Washington in 2017 and a spokesman claimed that the payments came as a Saudi-backed lobbying campaign against a bill that was being deliberated on.[7] President Trump's business ties with the Saudis date back decades and are worth millions of dollars, a Saudi Prince that was later arrested by Crown Prince MBS had previously bailed out Donald Trump twice.[8] President Trump was quick to jump to the defense of Saudi Arabia comparing the Kavanaugh ordeal with the likely state-sanctioned assassination of a journalist working for an American news agency.[9] It should be noted that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was banned from entering Saudi Arabia in late 2016 following his criticism of President Trump.[10]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and met with Crown Prince MBS and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. Upon his arrival Saudi Arabia delivered a $100 million pledge to the United States that was made in the summer, Saudi Arabia paid America for their efforts in fighting ISIS in Syria.[11] When pressed by reporters Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that he did not want to discuss the facts of the missing journalist's ordeal nor did the Saudis,[12] so instead they discussed other issues while he assured everyone that Saudi Arabia was conducting a thorough investigation.[13]

Moreover, U.S. intelligence agency officials have grown increasingly convinced of Prince Mohammad bin Salman's involvement with the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Circumstantial evidence including the presence of members of the Prince's security detail, intercepts of Saudi officials discussing a possible plan to detain Mr. Khashoggi, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman's complete control over the Saudi's security services means it is highly improbable that the prince did not know of the operation.[14]

President Trump has changed his tone over the last 24 hours, acknowledging that Saudi Arabia was involved in the Khashoggi ordeal

While President Trump's initial response of brushing off the likely assassination of a journalist is alarming, shortly after Secretary of State Pompeo returned from Riyadh President Trump significantly changed his tone and acknowledged that Saudi Arabia likely assassinated Khashoggi.[15] While he is no longer defending Saudi Arabia's involvement it should be noted that last night at a rally in Montana President Trump encouraged assaulting reporters and journalists.[16]

“Never wrestle him. You understand that? Never. Any guy who can do a body-slam. He’s my kind of,” said President Trump, mimicking the act of body-slamming someone,”he’s my guy. … So I was in Rome with a lot of the leaders from other countries … And I heard about it. And we endorsed Greg very early, but I had heard that he body-slammed a reporter.”

Applause and cheers rose from the audience.

“And he was way up. And he was way up, and I said … ‘Oh, this is terrible, he’s going to lose the election.’ Then I said, ‘Well, wait a minute, I know Montana pretty well, I think it might help him.’ And it did. Nah, he’s a great guy. Tough cookie.”

Want to know what a “tough cookie” is Gianforte? He’s such a “tough cookie” that when Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian, approached him in May 2017 with a question about health-care policy, Gianforte tried to duck the question. When pressed, he simply short-circuited, grabbed Jacobs, slammed him to the floor and cheap-shotted him. He’s that much of a “tough cookie.”

US Police officers charged with over 400 rapes that occurred over a 9 year period.

US Police officers charged with over 400 rapes that occurred over a 9 year period.

There's a valid reason why the song isn't called "Fuck the Fire Department"

When I was like 19 or so, I went out and got drunk. I was waiting for my ride home, searching for a lighter when a cop pulled up and started talking to me. He told me that he didn't want me out drunk on the street, so if I rode around in the back for a while and sobered up he'd give me a ride back to campus. Seemed reasonable to me. More than that even; here was a cop who was actually concerned with helping! Awesome.

But not. We drove around for a while before he pulled over and told me that I needed to blow him if I didn't want to go to jail for public intoxication and underage drinking.

I went to jail that night. But what was even more messed up was that, when he checked me into booking, he said that I'd told him that I'd tell people that he raped me to get out of trouble. They literally told me to shut the fuck up when I tried to say what had actually happened. Nobody even bothered taking any kind of report or statement from me.

Honestly, looking back, I was lucky. It could have been a whole lot worse and I'm sure he would have still gotten away with it.

Not all cops are bad, of course. But as an institution, the police force sure seems to go out of it's way to keep their monsters safe.

"We were traitors"

Tell that to your family..

My father was a police officer- my only surprise at this number is that it is so low. I was exposed to police throughout my formative years and the one thing I found to be universal about them ALL - their egos are massive, their ability to accept criticism doesn't exist, the anger is always there, bubbling under the surface waiting to froth forth into violence, and they take what they want without compunction- be it sex, property, or general mayhem. They don't fucking care- "I am the law".

StarKist admits fixing tuna prices, faces $100 million collusion fine

StarKist admits fixing tuna prices, faces $100 million collusion fine

Which will probably be a fraction of what they gained by rigging the system. All of this will grind to a halt when we start tallying up profits companies earn through malfeasance, and make that a fraction of the fine.

This case is an offshoot of civil cases Walmart started against the industry. I doubt Walmart and the like is going to accept less than restitution, this fine will be on top of a whole lot of civil settlements to all of their retail outlets.

But they're totally fine on ripping off the people of the US, and the federal government.

Glad I'm not crazy in thinking that canned tuna should be a lot cheaper than it is.

Rape suspect cleared by DNA sues cops, city for false arrest, defamation

Rape suspect cleared by DNA sues cops, city for false arrest, defamation

TLDR Police pressured women into accusing the wrong man and knowingly holding him for 129 days, despite the Police having evidence that he was not even there at the time and the women not being sure he was the one.

He is accusing the Police of the false accusation, not the women, as the women had DNA from the real rapist.

Wow, 129 days? Brock Turner didn't even get that much time.

Brock Turner, the Stanford Rapist Brock Turner*?

Did you say Brock Turner, the rapist that only got a month of jail for each count he was found guilty for?

The same Brock Turner?

Try one of these subthreads