Dear KAG: 20240514 Open Thread

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Pandemic treaty talks will go on after missed deadline, some progress, WHO says

I doubt it’s going to happen. Too many countries are rejecting the idea.

Fake News Until Proven Real …

Badlands News Brief – May 13, 2024

Surprise Russian Offensive Reshapes War in Ukraine!

The Forgotten Science of Vaccine Disease Provocation

What’s Holding Up Trump’s Florida Case?

That piece is from the New Yorker. The orders are out to give acquitalls a soft landing.

The Difference Between Friend and Foe

‘Rats on a Sinking Ship’: Joe Biden’s Staffers Turn on Each Other as Plummeting Poll Numbers Create ‘Toxic’ Work Environment — Report

Gov. DeSantis raises the minimum age for strippers

Well, hey, it’s the least he can do.

Tweets…X-Files, uh, posts, whatever

How can someone be almost 100% wrong about everything? It was pretty easy to see how the 2024 election would go. DeSantis and Haley would be non factors in the gop primary, with only a few people rallying around them as they attacked one of the most popular GOP leaders in decades. Of course, the fake trails would be a positive for Trump as the majority of people think a government used against its political opposition is a no go in this country Unemployment figures can be played with grocery and gas bills can’t. So, of course, Trump would be seen as better on the economy. Only a small minority wants open borders, so of course, Trump would be better on immigration. The country is fed up with endless war, so of course, the war in Ukraine and Israel would be negatives for Biden. Seeing Biden and Trump side by side of course biden’s health would be a factor. Yes abortion will be an issue, but now that it isn’t a national issue but a state issue, people are directing their activity accordingly and focusing on the state level, taking it off the table. Believe it or not, most people dont want the ability to kill babies in the womb to be the common goto. Most agree abortion should be rare but an option. Come on, this stuff is easy to predict, and yet he got most of it wrong.

Or, just watch the floor trading scene from Trading Places.

Meme Zone

yes, we had that as kids.

Or when venturing into an intersection.

Can we have one of these for St. Louisese? I mean Chouteau (pronounced show-tdoe) turns into Manchester which is Missouri Route 100, and the map people don’t know that.

Per the boss’s instruction:

I’d throw in a few Rockefellers and Rothschilds also.

Of course, this does not mean committing felonies, but standing up to the forces that want to tear this nation – and humanity apart. The very people XVII told us will be destroyed by the time this movie comes to an end are currently roaming the halls of power…supposedly. It’s a sickening sight.

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9As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. 12“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17This I command you, to love one another.

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Anonymous ID: pqW40Wgk No.148156518 
Nov 5 2017 20:05:48 (EST)

>>148154137

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, by the power of God, cast down to Hell Satan and all his evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

>>148156518
Amen brother.
Q

As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome. Via con Dios.

Satire

There’s always salmon or quiche.

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cthulhu

Remember to wash your hands afterwards…

pgroup2

You’ve been WordPissed. Nobody here is surprised.

 😉  😍 

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

It can take up to 15 minutes for the “republisher” to work! I typically don’t wait that long, if I’m actually in the editor and can hand-publish immediately.

cthulhu

Thank you, De Pat, for pushing this Super Tuesday post over the finish line.

scott467

“Always the same cast of characters in this game of whack-a-mole. We’ll root them out wherever they appear. https://t.co/A2evldS975pic.twitter.com/uwYDgvTDBs— Rep. Dan Bishop (@RepDanBishop) May 13, 2024

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There’s that term ‘whack-a-mole’ again.

I say it here, and the next day it comes out there… 😁

Gail Combs

And I will repeat:

You do not ‘whack-a-mole’ you catch them indict them and convict them.

scott467

👍😂

TheseTruths

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The evil donkey at it again!

TheseTruths

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TheseTruths

DC_Draino:

Trump says Left wing lunatics are trying to use bird flu to rig the 2024 election

Tells everyone “we will not comply” and promises to cut off federal funding to any school, airline, or business that forces masks or vaccines on anyone

scott467

“Tells everyone “we will not comply” and promises to cut off federal funding to any school, airline, or business that forces masks or vaccines on anyone”

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I love it!

Just the threat alone gives anyone at the schools, airlines or other businesses the cover they need to stand against Leftist pressure.

They can say “We would like to comply, but we can’t take the risk of losing federal funding if Trump wins.”

No career politician would have figured that out, much less had the balls to do it.

DJT makes it look easy 👍

pgroup2

Yep. Easy peasey.

Gail Combs

“Tells everyone “we will not comply” and promises to cut off federal funding to any school, airline, or business that forces masks or vaccines on anyone

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

And there is Trump’s answer to those who try to saddle him with the blame for the Clot Shot.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

VERY STABLE GENIUS!!!

TheseTruths

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Excellent.

DIDN’T EARN IT is always a MISTAKE.

scott467

Lead, and others will follow 👍

Aubergine

Those young men holding up that flag is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I hope they each have all their dreams come true.

Gail Combs

  :wpds_beg:  I hope so too!

TheseTruths

Jack Posobiec:

BREAKING: Explosives are now being used to attempt to free the ship that crashed into the Key Bridge in Baltimore

It has been stuck for 48 days in Baltimore harbor

cthulhu

This seems perfectly safe…..

scott467

When all else fails, just blow it up real good 😂

.

Gail Combs

Why aren’t they OFF LOADING that ship to make it LIGHTER and to see the cargo gets delivered?

WIKI: Ship-to-ship cargo transfer

Gail Combs

  :wpds_wink:  YUP! That thought was going thru my mind too.

TheseTruths

I wonder if there is too much debris around the ship to have another in close proximity.

Barb Meier

I hope the ships clearing the debris have sonar to help them see all the obstacles and avoid them. Sort of like our backup cameras that give proximity beeps before we back into something.

scott467

“I wonder if there is too much debris around the ship to have another in close proximity.”

____

That’s when you call in another team of experts, to figure out who to call to remove debris around the ship.

There are procedures to follow, boxes to check, polls to take, committees to be convened… they can do everything except fix the problem 😂

WSB

Probably because the fuel ON the ship was supposed to blow up the first time.

Now, TPTB have given themselves a second chance at it.

Gail Combs

GOOD GRIEF it is a DIESEL. 🙄

Conventional diesel fuels vaporise at temperatures between 149 °C and 371 °C. Conventional diesel flash points vary between 52 and 96 °C, which makes it safer than petrol and unsuitable for spark-ignition engines.



Is a diesel flammable?

If you toss a lit match into a puddle of diesel fuel, it’ll go out. That’s because diesel is much less flammable than gasoline. In a car, it takes intense pressure or sustained flame to ignite diesel.

Will a diesel tank explode?

That means that diesel fuel vapors from a storage tank can explode with as little as 1% of the air being diesel fuel vapors. … If the tank contains diesel vapors, a welding arc can easily cause an explosion.

What is the ignition temperature of diesel fuel?

The ignition temperature of Diesel fuel No.1 ranges from 450 to 602 Kelvin, Diesel fuel No. 2 ranges from 527 to 558 Kelvin, and Diesel fuel No .4 is 536 Kelvin. No condition is permanent.

https://actingcollegeses.com/library/acting-questions/read/454682-how-hot-does-diesel-get

scott467

Shhhh!

It has only been 48 days.

Let them try to figure it out on their own… they’re experts 👍 😂

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scott467

If they off load the cargo, it might even make the ship lighter…

Gail Combs

No it WOULD make the ship lighter and therefore the ship would float higher in the water.

Don’t do a gunnels on me and deny gravity.😂

scott467

The environmental study on potential harm to local wildlife and endangered species better be complete before they set off any explosives.

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TheseTruths

That should be completed by about June of 2026, so all is well.

TheseTruths

Desperate and delusional…😅😂🤣

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Philip Bump. Where have I heard that evil asshoe’s name before???

Valerie Curren

Things that go Bump in the night?

cthulhu

When he was dropped on his head, he Phil’d a Bump?

Aubergine

Well, he’s a known moron:

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/09/07/wapos-philip-bump-implodes-again-with-new-incredible-post-about-trump-n2163549

para59r

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Aubergine

Yep!

kalbokalbs

r-Cons reaction…

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

There we go! A known moron!!!  😆 

eilert

Trying to get the narrative out that you only need pathetic circles around a few attendants at your rally and still get 81 million ballots.

TheseTruths

This is from 2016 but is reportedly still going strong:

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cthulhu

I could have used that back when I was in college.

cthulhu

When I got my first job in accounting, I was dressed for the Festival of Polyester. Polyester tie, polyester suit, polyester long-sleeve collared shirt, polyester socks….and I had to drive around Los Angeles in a car with no air conditioning.

Valerie Curren

Talk about sweat equity!

Barb Meier

I did not know what sweating really was until I moved to Houston TX and commuted to work in my A/Cless Chevy stepside pickup or mowed the lawn on Saturdays. I had to wring out my clothes afterward.

WSB

You could have ridden the NYC subway in the seventies during July.

Gail Combs

When I went to college, just as the DIE affirmative action crap was starting, dinner at my dorm was a FORMAL AFFAIR. A senior as hostess sat at the head of the table and passed around the food, we were required to wear a dress and heels, and we were TAUGHT table manners.

On Fridays we could bring a date to dinner.

Since the school grew its own food AND had a culinary curriculum, the food was to die for! Students were employed as cooks and waiters/waitresses too.

ALL that got TRASHED by my senior year thanks to affirmative action.😩

My first employer took my Ex and I out to dinner to check out our table manners as part of my screening. He wanted not only technical knowledge but someone who could be taken to dinner meetings with the brass from other companies.

pgroup2

I can never remember which fork to use.  😂 

para59r

At a formal dining-in I was once accused and fined by mr vice for threatening dinner guests as I was addressing the assemblage with a fork in my hand. I don’t know if it was the big fork or the little fork but it mattered not as I was ordered to come up and pay the fine and fill my glass from the grog bowl.

Gail Combs

At Thanksgiving my parents were shocked to watch me dismember a turkey leg with knife and fork instead of grabbing it and gnawing on it.
🤓

cthulhu

They might have figured you were spending enough time in caves….

Gail Combs

Actually I did not start caving until later.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Politicians learn caving the first day on the job.

Valerie Curren

rim shot!

Valerie Curren

 😂 

cthulhu

If I recall correctly, you use the fork you are given with the dish….or if using one from a multi-piece place setting, work from the outside in….or use the small one for the salad and large one for the entree.

pat frederick

what a wonderful idea!
except maybe the name…lol…weren’t gentleman’s clubs places with skimpy costumed cocktail servers? if not a strip club?

Aubergine

Taking back the language, one club at a time.

pgroup2

A baby harp seal club?  😂 

WSB

Well, field trips were not mentioned in that quip.

pat frederick

lol

Aubergine

That is SO CUTE!

TheseTruths

This is a reminder to me that standards of dress help build a stable, polite society. IMO, “freedom of expression: can be curbed in certain situations. You don’t see lawyers with nose rings, pink hair, and combat boots. Professionals have to dress professionally. I’m in favor of school dress codes being a little stricter–not to be uncomfortably dressed up, but to look sane and presentable. That would eliminate trannies, furries, and other deviancy.

Gail Combs

I also think schools should have dress codes.

The whole reason for education is to PREPARE THE YOUNG TO ENTER SOCIETY AS CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS!

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(And no I do not like L. Ron)

TheseTruths

The Left is trying to use future SCOTUS appointments as incentive to get out the vote. I could be wrong, but I’ve never gotten the impression that that was much of a motivating factor that people rally around. I think it resonates more with those on the Right than the Left.

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Sadly, that’s an effective argument with the AWFULs, who were trained to reflexively fear a conservative SCOTUS.

scott467

If Biden is reinstalled, Thomas and Alito won’t retire for that reason alone.

Roberts would though, if his handlers told him to.

kalbokalbs

Abortion is the 2024 marijuana rallying cry, motivation for loons to vote.

Trump will out smart Uniparty AND Pravda News. Again.

Valerie Curren

Is that the Texas flag as your new avatar? Meaning, if you care to share? Looks nice!

kalbokalbs

Yup.

Come to find out, we have landed in Bowie County, TX. NE area. 🤔

DW will return from the Philippines in a couple weeks, to unpack. My task was move the stuff. Put large chunks where they likely go. Then I follow her lead, setting the place up.

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Valerie Curren

Congrats!!! Hope it works out great for you both!!!

Bowie named for the guy who invented that knife…& other exploits?

kalbokalbs

Yes. Named after James Bowie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bowie

Valerie Curren

Sweet!

I’ll read that later…gotta run to get son to the Liver Transplant Clinic…& he’s in a mood…sigh…

He’s getting his meds a bit late, tends to throw him off, as we’re getting his blood draw at the hospital & he can’t get meds until they’ve got his “tacro” level, 12-13 hours since his last dose…later!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Prayers for success!!!  🙏 

Valerie Curren

TY Wolf. It was a good day, though long, & we were pretty wiped out afterwards 🙂

kalbokalbs

Best wishes.

Valerie Curren

TY KBK! It went well but we’re pretty tired out now.

Gail Combs

Let us know how it goes for him.

Valerie Curren

OK, maybe I’ll do an update on tomorrow’s daily 🙂

Valerie Curren

That was a very interesting read. What a life!!! Great that you can brush up against that frontier spirit where you live now  😍 

pat frederick

conga rats!
(see DePat’s meme above. I thought it was a conga line not congo line…but what do I know? LOL)

kalbokalbs

Huh? Wut? I also thought conga.

Learn something new everyday, her QTree.

Thanks.

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pat frederick

maybe they’re militant rats? lol

TheseTruths

Never trust the spelling on a meme…

TheseTruths

It IS conga. It’s another meme misspelling. 🙄

Also called conga line. a Cuban ballroom dance that consists of three steps forward followed by a kick, characteristically performed by a group following a leader in a single line.

Valerie Curren

Appropriated by Mark Levin “a conga line of freaks” that he regularly uses to describe various leftists & insane dem-commies!

TradeBait2

Enjoy your new digs. Looks like Trump Country to me.

kalbokalbs

It is.

Have made three trips from NV – TX. Literally every stop (NV, AZ, NM, OK, TX) positive comments regarding Trump hat.

Locally, seems like everywhere I stop, positive comments.

mollypitcher5

Congrats Kalbo & Mrs !!

kalbokalbs

Appreciate it.

Gail Combs

Lucky Dog. 😉

I am too old and too settled to move again.

kalbokalbs

Thanks.

Seems you have great place to live!

80 acres. Lots of timer, farm…privacy to boot. Seems hubby and you have a wonderful set-up. (Well planned.)

Gail Combs

80 ac is the wooded section. We have 100+ ac.

SHEAR LUCK! We moved down to NC and were living in a travel trailer. Hubby was working and I was driving around looking for property with acreage.

They had put the sign up just HOURS before I called and inquired about it.

kalbokalbs

Perfect timing!

Gail Combs

It really was. At the time it was on a dirt road in the middle of no where. Now it is on a paved road… STILL in the middle of no where.🤗

Valerie Curren

That’s Awesome & so encouraging!!!

PAVACA

kalbo
Congratulations! Sending Good Energy that the settling-in goes smoothly!

kalbokalbs

It is.

Thanks.

cthulhu

Wowza! And congratulations!

Any suggestions about how to send The Fiancee to the Philippines?

bbinindy

I thought the Fiancee was going to Italy. That should work just as well!

Valerie Curren

😉 😉

TheseTruths

Forgive me if I’m out of line…

pgroup2

A big trebuchet?

Gail Combs

  :wpds_lol: 

kalbokalbs

Lots of excellent crochet in the Philippines.

Direct flight out of Frisco.

Notasmidgeon

Welcome to Texas!

Robert Baker

It is interesting that everyone now assumes that the Supreme Court is political not impartial. It seems Lady Justice has lost her blindfold. Maybe some American should start a crowd funding campaign to buy her a new blindfold.

pgroup2

  :wpds_mrgreen: 

TheseTruths

I think that lawyers like Alan Dershowitz and Jonathan Turley have not been nominated to SCOTUS by Dems because they do attempt to be impartial and to follow the law and the Constitution rather than politics.

TheseTruths

Powerful words from Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

Put Marshall at the front of the line for Trump AG choice.

cthulhu

I actually have a problem with the Florida stripper age law. While I can mostly go along with raising the minimum age for actual strippers, the law goes much farther than that. It bans anyone from working in an adult entertainment venue under the age of 21 in any capacity.

When I first started working at a CPA firm, I was only 20 years old. This law would have barred me from visiting the club, posting the books, pulling financials, and handling payroll filings (all of which would have been done in some ill-lit back office away from the performers).

When I was 16, I was working at a liquor store that had a back “secret passage” into an adjacent bar. Had that bar had strippers, I would not be able to run a case of beer into the adjacent facility when they ran out — because I was underage.

Further, it would appear that I would have grave difficulties owning or co-owning a strip club in Florida if not over the age of 21. While I was not financially able to do so when I was younger, everyone’s got to start somewhere. [One is reminded of Bill Clinton’s quip regarding Hillary’s 2016 campaign effort: “could not sell pussy on a troop train.”]

I graduated High School at 16 and college at 20, so I’m a bit resentful of age restrictions from the get-go — but I do think that the Florida law goes too far.

scott467

Billy has always been a class act.

cthulhu

It may not have been highbrow, but you’d have to admit that it’s more meaningful than anything you’d ever hear out of Brandon.

scott467

“It may not have been highbrow, but you’d have to admit that it’s more meaningful than anything you’d ever hear out of Brandon.”

______________

True, but Brandon will always have The Ballad of Corn-pop, and memories of pushing little black kids underwater to rub down the hair on his legs.

They can never take that away from him…

Valerie Curren

 😂 

Aubergine

I have a thought; how about we close down the strip clubs and stop incentivizing sin? Maybe the Florida law doesn’t go far enough.

Sadly, most of the age-21 women in those clubs have most likely been trafficked since they were 14, or even younger.

How about we put shit like this back into the shadows where it used to be? Back when if you were their accountant, you could go to jail?

Sorry, but I think the world was a better place when Satan’s dens of iniquity weren’t legitimate businesses, but nasty holes in the wall where furtive perverts sneaked off to do their thing.

Of course, YMMV.

pgroup2

MMDV. [My Mileage Does Vary]

A lot.

But I still luvya.  😍 

Aubergine

Lol! Luv ya back!

WSB

Raise the age to 45 and see where it all goes.

Aubergine

BWAHAHA!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

HA! Turn it into a REAL “gentleman’s club”!

WSB

LOL!!!!

Valerie Curren

Granny Porn for the win!

pat frederick

nimrodman
May 14, 2024 4:59 am

Reply to  Feisty Hayseed
Hey, Chris Wray ! How’s that search for “white extremists” going?
Marine Corp Veteran Charged With Making Threats to Kill White People in Mass Shooting
Former Marine Joshua Cobb has been arrested for making threats on the internet to commit a mass attack against white people.
Cobb, who was discharged from the U.S. Marines in 2023, was arrested and charged with “one count of transmitting a threat in interstate and foreign commerce.”
In December of 2022, Cobb wrote on social media, “I want to cause mayhem on the white community. The reason i specifically want to target white people is because as a black male, they will NEVER understand my struggles
“I want to erase them. All of them, really, but in this case, as many as I possibly can. As of today, I have officially begun planning my attack. It is going to take place in 2023 in the state of New Jersey.” added Cobb
In another sinister post, Cobb wrote “Imagine the rush you’d feel while shooting some sh*t up. Probably could get literally high off the adrenaline alone. I’d probably OD on my own adrenaline after the 10th body goes down.”

para59r

Seems loaded. “Nearbyuser101 / 1DayUsuffer” (two of his handles)

Scary for rich white folk up in progressive New England.
No real crime committed so he’d be back out on the street in no time.
Still not finding a photo.
White washes image of FIB and Department of Injustices.
Attacks Concealed and Lawful Carry
Attacks Easy Access to guns
Attacks Archery
Attacks 3D Guns
Attacks Tik Tok and Internet Posting Forums and by extension freedom of expression on the Internets.
Manages to demonize, blacks, whites, ex service people, and Marines in particular.
Good for politicians needing to earn some law and order points with the citizens.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/media/1351741/dl?inline

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para59r

adds his rantings were made in Feb and May of 2023. Very timely NOT.

Astute commentator on GWP says, “The FBI gave him a year after his own deadline before arresting him. He became useless to them for his inaction.

pat frederick

i think that is spot on!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

BQQM. The wicked shadow gov embeds and Obama-Holder higher-ups in FIB were hoping for him to make his targeted kills, and he failed.

pgroup2

Well, … there goes his Christmas bonus.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

IIRC, Wray is married into some rich family. A little less chicken-feed will do his waistline good!  😉   😅   😂 

pgroup2

Ah New Jersey – land of no CC, very few handguns, and mostly hunting shotguns.

No wonder he picked Jersey as his future playground. Very unlikely for any whites to shoot back.

pat frederick

nah…no guns, but they’d run him over and not think twice about it…lol. NJ drivers are ruthless and don’t give a shit tbh.

pgroup2

Was raised in South Jersey on the edge of the Pine Barrens. Lots of two lane roads where a center stripe was all the govt could afford. Guard rails were weird things seen mostly in Pennsylvania.

Jersey drivers are so ruthless that it was the birthplace of jersey walls – those concrete barriers that prevent drivers from head-on collisions – and jughandle left turns. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jughandle

Nothing seems to help NJ drivers. Cross the Delaware River eastbound and you assume all the risk.

pat frederick

I was raised in the Lehigh Valley– a hop, skip and a jump from Jersey. only good thing about the “garden state”? you never pumped your own gas…lol

heck I remember a Friends episode where one friend suggested they go to Newark and the other said something like “…before we head off to the murder capital of the world…”

Valerie Curren

the murder capital of the world” which used to be Detroit, but a recent Daily Mail article now had Detroit as #5 on the crime scale, for US cities, even behind Saginaw, MI which was #3. I think #1 was in the South, like in Louisiana, iirc.

cthulhu
Valerie Curren

nice that we can spread the “wealth” around  🙄 

Gail Combs

When moving from Boston area to NC, we cut across Virginia on 64W to take 81N instead of taking 95N so we would miss DC, NJ and NYC.

We would then cut back east and take the Tappen Zee bridge and noodle around to miss Hartford.

I rather drive another hour than go thru BosNyWash!

kalbokalbs

MD is equally bad 2A wise.

Valerie Curren

My ancestors helped found Wethersfield & Litchfield, CT which I think are near Hartford. I don’t know this part of the country well having just passed through a couple times in my 6 decades.

My son was asking me about my travels when I was in college & grad school, on breaks, & one such trip I drove from Tulsa to Baltimore, where I dropped off my roommate & then drove solo from Baltimore to Boston (Beverly) to spend the week with my old roommate. I was all proud of myself to handle that formidable corridor, having never been to either place before, well alone. 🙂

Valerie Curren

I’d never heard the term “jughandle” before but was just mentioning Today to my daughter about the various ways Michigan intersections work are a serious pain in the bootay. You pretty much have to memorize multiple intersections to travel with ease through certain aspects of our state’s transit system.

The intersection of Telegraph Road, US 24, & Ford Road in Dearborn has a jughandle when heading South on Telegraph & wanting to go East on Ford Road. When heading North on Telegraph to go West on Ford there is a dedicated left turn boulevard from the left lane though.

However if you want to take a left from Ford Road to Telegraph from either direction you need to execute a “Michigan Left”. This would be a right turn where you immediately get in the left lane where there is a dedicated U-Turn boulevard to allow you to access traffic in the opposite direction.

This Michigan Left is also a very common thing along highways, like I-96 & certain portions of Southfield Freeway where you exit to the service drive that parallels the highway, to access the local area & sometimes have to use a left turn crossover to head in the opposite direction.

Some of my husband’s trucking deliveries have him making these Michigan left maneuvers rather ad nauseum when there are multiple business sites needing deliveries in an area that is subdivided by a highway like I-96. It gets really compounded whenever there is an error to correct of missing an item to deliver that was loaded wrong on his truck or accidentally leaving an item that was mismarked for one site but actually belongs to another. He had such turn-arounds a few times today when he covered another driver’s route that went between Toledo & Detroit & these turn arounds ended up adding like an hour to his day all told today…

TheseTruths

That level of racism can be credited to the race-mongers on the Left. I seriously doubt that that guy has been mistreated by white people in this day and age. There is also an element of entitlement: whites don’t understand his struggles. It’s not clear what “understanding” them would look like. Affirmative action? Reparations? Anything that would put whites in a down position, probably. Pure racism.

Gail Combs

He wants Whites to completely supporting him and allow him to do what every he wants.

Also there is this:

“…Cobb, who was discharged from the U.S. Marines in 2023…”

The armed forces are NOT racist. As one black said to me just after ‘Nam “I gave up that racist shit after a white buddy got blown up. We are ALL RED on the inside.”

That leads me to believe that Cobb was discharged by a WHITE officer because he was a COMPLETE FUCK-UP as a black male, they will NEVER understand my 👉struggles🙄

In other words the dude was used to using his Race Card throughout school to get his way and when he hit the Marines and was treated like everyone else HE WAS PISSED!

pat frederick

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

THESE PEOPLE! They are SHAMELESS.

pgroup2

So in Act 3 they’ll be wearing striped jump suits in Gitmo?

pat frederick

from your lips to God’s ears!

Gail Combs

  :wpds_beg:   :wpds_beg:   :wpds_beg:   :wpds_beg:   :wpds_beg:   :wpds_beg:   :wpds_beg:   :wpds_beg:   :wpds_beg:   :wpds_beg:   :wpds_beg:   :wpds_beg: ….

kalbokalbs

Heads on pikes.

(Administered lawfully.)

Valerie Curren

Tiniest Hopium Overwhelming Patriots!

TradeBait2

My Appalachian GPS sits right beside in the passenger seat. Sort of sounds like that one as well.

Valerie Curren

 😂 

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL! “Y’all best turn here!”

Gail Combs

Sounds like me and my maps when Hubby is driving. (I love maps and have since I was tiny.)

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

An EXCELLENT verbalization of a point that has annoyed the hell out of me, but for which I was unable to articulate my displeasure. “All of the above” is a LIE – a very calculated LIE.

Gail Combs

The way to deal with the entire mess is to get the government BACK to the original Constitution.

The Federal government should NOT be in the business of picking ‘winners & losers’ It should not be providing a ‘safety net’ (THAT is for Churches and communities to do as it has been done for centuries) It should not be butting into the business of the states or the people using $$$ as incentives.

The Constitution gave the Federal government very concrete limits and that is what we need.

Valerie Curren

Hear, hear!!!

Gail Combs

😉

Gail Combs

WOW! Hubby and I just had this conversation.

Sure, allow ALL energy sources BUT REMOVE ALL PUBLIC FUNDING SO THEY MUST COMPETE!

The Money laundering disguised as a business will dry up leaving only the viable.

Trying to use ‘engineering’ as Hubby suggested does not work as well because of the wide spread CORRUPTION within science.

[QUOTE]
….A classic example of this is the well-known “All of the Above” energy mantra.

This is saying that ALL energy sources should not only be allowed on the Grid but should also be supported. [As long as it is not GOVERNMENT supported go for it! –GC] On the surface (especially to non-technical parties) it it sounds reasonable, as who wouldn’t be in favor of investigating alternative energy options?

However, allowing an energy source on the Grid is a privilege, not an entitlement! Sound energy policies (i.e., those that would actually benefit the public) would ensure that the only energy alternatives that are permitted on the Grid would be those that have scientific proof that they are a 👉net societal benefit.👈 [and that is the worm in the apple. -GC]

Phrased another way, that would mean the only alternative energy sources that should be approved and supported are those that are: a) reliable, b) low cost, and c) environmentally friendly. [Note: Wind and solar are none of these!]

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The author has another take which is just as good.

pat frederick

kalbokalbs

He’s right. Needs to be said.

Trump is starring Maggot Merchan down.

Same as he said Jeff Sessions should have done back in 2016.

pat frederick

H/T Filly
National Pulse, Ed Kozak, Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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“Biden’s VA Gave $11M Bonuses to Execs Using Money Meant to Help Veterans”
ENTIRE ARTICLE: “Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials approved an estimated $11 million in bonuses for high-ranking executives instead of using the funds for their intended purpose, according to an inspector general report. Congress authorized this misused money to hire and retain “critical skill” specialists to manage veterans‘ benefits resulting from health complications related to exposure to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other hazardous substances. Instead, the fund was used to pay out bonuses to over 180 senior executives at the VA’s central office in Washington.
The report outlines that the misappropriated bonuses, which averaged over $55,000 and, in some cases, exceeded $100,000, resulted from breakdowns of control and leadership at multiple levels within the VA. The report recommends that the “Secretary of Veterans Affairs or his designee takes appropriate action to determine whether individuals involved in the decision-making process … had any actual or apparent conflicts of interest and develop a process to ensure all decision-makers are free from conflicts when awarding future incentives.”
Troublingly, despite VA Secretary Denis McDonough’s September directive to return the bonuses, 19 executives have contested the repayment of the fund. Senator Jon Tester, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, emphasized the need for accountability and transparency from VA. The Democratic senator, in a statement to ABC News, referred to the incident as “an unacceptable misuse of bonuses intended to improve health care and benefits for veterans.”
The Biden VA has been the subject of several controversies. In March, it expanded tax-payer-funded IVF treatments to unmarried individuals and homosexuals.”

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

This is a HUGE BREAK in the OBAMA RATLINE. OMG, this is huge.

As soon as I saw that name, VA Secretary Denis McDonough, I knew this was way bigger than just inappropriate bonuses. WAY bigger.

Denis McDonough was one of Obama’s deepest co-conspirators. I believe he was Obama’s handler for the “lovers” Strzok and Page. He was not only one of Obama’s top advisors – he was the guy who asked “the lovers” to report everything to him.

If there is a player who deserves GITMO time, it’s that RAT McDonough.

Obama is clearly keeping one of his most trusted evil-doers MONITORING OUR VETS.

This is horrifyingly bad news.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

These mis-appropriated funds turning into “player corruption bonuses” were no accident. This was OBAMA IN ACTION.

Gail Combs

AND you can bet they were trying to coerce Veterans into taking the Clot Shot to disable or kill as many as possible!

WHO was OH!Bummer’s Homeland Security Secretary and WHO did she target as possible TERRORISTS?

Napolitano stands by controversial report
April 16, 2009 

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that she was briefed before the release of a controversial intelligence assessment and that she stands by the report, which lists returning veterans among terrorist risks to the U.S…..”

Old Napolitano comment that gets into a lot more: https://www.theqtree.com/2022/02/10/dear-maga-open-thread-20220210/#comment-867897

pgroup2

I don’t think spying is being done on run-of-the-mill vets. I think it’s far more crass than that – favored peeps are being rewarded while hidden in plain sight.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I’m going with AND logic here. Who is McDonough going to like? Who is he going to favor? People who are helping him with Obama’s secret crap, like giving him data on vets for requests that might otherwise be “questionable” (recall Holder and IRS and the Tea Party). Give them bonuses out of money meant to help people who are largely opponents of Obama.

People who are cooperating with the quiet Obama takeover are getting rewarded. People who are not, get shafted. It’s the Chicago way.

Spying isn’t what it used to be. It’s big data access – and hiding of access – and selective, often inappropriate access.

Being able to report to Obama how many people would be disarmed or deprived of funds if a certain policy were enacted, based on private medical information – THAT is power. Knowing if that policy would fly – even more power. The left is RELENTLESS in trying to get data it should not have – and then using it for political ends. And it impressed Maxine long ago.

There is NO WAY this is just about money for friends, although Obama wanted his buddy Denis to have a good gig and power in Washington. No – Obama knows how to use his yes-men!

pgroup2

I get your viewpoint. Makes sense to me.

pgroup2

Just to make the record here in the Q-tree, …

Let me say that DJT’s NY attorneys might have screwed up.

If I was representing him, I would have challenged the administration of the “truth” oath to Michael Cohen. I would have made a motion based on his having admitted to perjury.

The premise of administering an oath to “tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth” is that a prospective witness is capable of honestly making such a promise.

In the case of someone who has already admitted to lying when under oath previously, the person has effectively proved that he/she could not comply with that promise. This makes taking the oath pointless and misleading to the jury. If idiot judge denied the motion, I would seek an immediate stay from the appellate court.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Excellent point!!!

pat frederick

let’s hope the defense gets him good when its their turn

Gail Combs

Pandemic treaty talks will go on after missed deadline, some progress, WHO says
I doubt it’s going to happen. Too many countries are rejecting the idea. — DPat

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IF you take it that there is a ‘Sovereign Alliance’ as some say. OR a self-forming Collective as Clif High says, It is pretty obvious ‘Stuff’ is going on, behind the scenes starting with BRICS. Now African and South American countries are turning away from the IMF/World Bank and going with BRICS. as a result they are KICKING OUT US TROOPS.

Updated on Jan 04, 2024: 5 New Countries Join BRICS In 2024: Full List Of Member Nations & Their Currencies
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In a nut shell The IMF/World Bank loans were used by the Banksters to coerce countries into allowing the international corporations to rape their countries. IF the leaders refused to allow it, then CIA/Soros stepped in and staged a color revolution. The State Department was used to ‘explain this’ to country leaders.

A bit of history:
The 1944 Breton Woods Agreement established the IMF and the World Bank because “The stock of gold grew slowly; the stocks of dollars and pounds could grow without limit. Member countries accepted the obligation to treat the two alike. In practice this meant they had to accept inflation or appreciate their exchange rate.”

  :wpds_arrow: The IMF/World Bank used Structural Adjustment Policies, SAPs, to open up countries to exploitation by corporations. Instead of a British Empire overtly colonizing the world, heavily criticized by a voting public, we have Corporate and Banking interests united in the covert control of whole nations in the name of profit.

Structural Adjustment Policies are economic policies which countries must follow in order to qualify for new World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and help them make debt repayments on the older debts owed to commercial banks, governments and the World Bank. Although SAPs are designed for individual countries but have common guiding principles and features which include export-led growth; privatisation and liberalisation; and the efficiency of the free market.

SAPs often result in deep cuts in programmes like education, health and social care…

By devaluing the currency and simultaneously removing price controls, the immediate effect of a SAP is.. that riots are a frequent result. http://www.whirledbank.org/development/sap.html

This is from several years (2016?) ago:
The EU used the IMF (American taxpayers are AGAIN paying the most) as their personal bank account for the bankruptcies of Ireland, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Iceland (the only country, that I know of, that paid everything they owed back).

Look at the IMF numbers (Millions of SDRs)
United States 82,994.2
China 30,482.9
Germany 26,634.4
United Kingdom 20,155.1 (UK and France pay the exact amount)
France 20,155.1
Russian Federation 12,903.7
Canada 11,023.9
https://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/memdir/members.aspx

“The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. As of March 2016, 204.1 billion SDRs (equivalent to about $285 billion) had been created and allocated to members. SDRs can be exchanged for freely usable currencies. The value of the SDR is based on a basket of five major currencies—the US dollar, the euro, the Chinese renminbi (RMB), the Japanese yen, and the British pound sterling.”

http://www.imf.org/en/About/Factsheets/Sheets/2016/08/01/14/51/Special-Drawing-Right-SDR

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So you have the British East India company (that swallowed up the Dutch East India co.)
Matt Ehret said. “The British East India Company, after having merged with the Dutch East India Company, was the first multinational corporation with its own private mercenary force integrated deeply with the British Parliament” LINK

Matt also said that people within the East India Company (EIC) were transferred in to MI6. Did the ‘Crown’ take over the soldiers? I would think so. The problem with the history of MI6 is NAME CHANGES…

…But just when the East India Company’s grip on trade weakened in the late 18th century, it found a new calling as an empire-builder. At one point, this mega corporation commanded a private army of 260,000 soldiers, twice the size of the standing British army. That kind of manpower was more than enough to scare off the remaining competition, conquer territory and coerce Indian rulers into one-sided contracts that granted the Company lucrative taxation powers…

The exploits of the East India Company didn’t end in India. In one of its darkest chapters, the Company smuggled opium into China in exchange for the country’s most prized trade good: tea. China only traded tea for silver, but that was hard to come by in England, so the Company flouted China’s opium ban through a black market of Indian opium growers and smugglers. As tea flowed into London, the Company’s investors grew rich and millions of Chinese men wasted away in opium dens….

When China cracked down on the opium trade, the British government sent warships, triggering the Opium War of 1840. The humiliating Chinese defeat handed the British control of Hong Kong, but the conflict shed further light on the East India Company’s dark dealings in the name of profit…

Erikson says that ultimately, the death of the East India Company in the 1870s was less about moral outrage over corporate corruption (of which there was plenty), but more about English politicians and businessmen realizing that they could make even more money trading with partners who were on a stronger economic footing, not captive patrons of a corporate state.

Even though the East India Company dissolved more than a century ago, its influence as a ruthless corporate pioneer has shaped the way modern business is conducted in a global economy.

“It’s hard to understand the global political structure without understanding the role of the Company,” says Erikson. “I don’t think we’d have a global capitalist economic system that looks the way it does if England hadn’t become so uniquely powerful at this point in history. They transitioned into a modern industrial force and exported their vision of production and governance to the rest of the world, including North America. It’s the cornerstone of the modern liberal global political order.”

https://www.history.com/news/east-india-company-england-trade

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….Apart from religion, the interests of the EIC and the British government were becoming as one. The 1773 Regulating Act and 1774 India Act gave the British government military, financial, and political control over the territories administered in its name by the EIC [East India Company]…

There was now no question that the EIC was a branch of the British government, but the relationship was not one-directional. In the early 19th century, around 100 Members of Parliament in Westminster were also employees of the EIC, and so the tentacles of this trading giant reached to the very heart of political power in Britain…

1857-58 saw the collapse of the Mughal Empire and the formal closure of the EIC…

  :wpds_arrow: On 1 June 1874, Parliament formally dissolved the EIC. In 1877, Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India, and British rule continued to squeeze what resources it could from India until independence was gained in 1947.  

https://www.worldhistory.org/East_India_Company/

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British intelligence MI-6 was established in 1909. At that distant stage the service was formed in the form of a special bureau by the joint forces of the Admiralty (the high command of the naval forces) and the Military Ministry.

https://stuklopechat.com/zakon/112727-mi-6-razvedka-velikobritanii.html

  :wpds_arrow: BUT you have this:

MI6 | History & Facts | Britannica

MI6, British government agency responsible for the collection, analysis, and appropriate dissemination of foreign intelligence. MI6 is also charged with the conduct of espionage activities outside British territory.

  :wpds_arrow: It has existed in various forms since the establishment of a secret service in 1569 by Sir Francis Walsingham, who became secretary of state to Queen Elizabeth I. It was constituted in its present form in 1912 by Commander (later Sir) Mansfield Cumming as part of Britain’s attempt to coordinate intelligence activities prior to the outbreak of World War I. In the 1930s and ’40s it was considered the most effective intelligence service in the world. Following the rise to power of Adolf Hitler in Germany, MI6 conducted espionage operations in Europe, Latin America, and much of Asia. (The name “MI6” label originated during this period, when the agency was “section six” of military intelligence.)

  :wpds_arrow: When the United States entered World War II, MI6 helped to train personnel of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services; it has since cooperated with the OSS’s successor, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In the mid-1950s, the British public reacted with consternation when it was revealed that MI6 had been penetrated by British double agents who had served the Soviet Union since the 1930s. Details of MI6 operations and relationships seldom appeared in the British press until the 1990s…

PAVACA

Gail Combs and All —

(Hmmm, just thinking, one wonders if someone at the UN knew about Ralph Baric’s experiments with coronaviruses back in 2000? — I mean, the COVID-19 “vaccines” are making millions of people sick and/or killing them off — in addition to the aspects of declining birthrates and the ageing population issue in general.)

https://gregreese.substack.com/p/un-troops-being-brought-in-as-migrant
“UN Troops Being Brought in as Migrant Refugees”
14 May 2024
Yours Truly: Not trying to float “conspiracy theories” here. However, here is the 2000 UN report referenced in the Greg Reese article:
http://www.un.org/development/desa/pd/sites/www.un.org.desa.pd/files/unpd-egm_200010_un_2001_replacementmigration.pdf
“Replacement Migration: Is it A Solution to Declining and Ageing Populations?”
Yours Truly: There are translations into various languages for the first part of the report, in addition to the English version of the entire report.

And here is the Jim Ferguson statement via Twitter regarding UN troops being brought into the United States as “migrants” —

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pgroup2

Where is the HQ of these UN soldiers /UN troops of which you speak?

Who is their commanding officer?

How many are there?

Gail Combs

Ask the CIA, NATO and MI6…

Aubergine

Yeah, I think this is fear porn bullshit, myself.

Gail Combs

From other info, the UN forces waited for the USA forces to actually bail their rumps out of binds.

That was posted here a while back.

I am more inclined to think they brought in trouble makers, defund the police… to get people to WANT a ‘Strong Man’

When Josef Stalin became Comrade Number One, his main goal was to consolidate power. Of course, he used Marxism-Leninism to explain this move.

Tom West described Stalin’s outlook:

Only one man, the wisest and strongest of all, can be entrusted with the task of building socialism. And this man must not flinch from inflicting mass killings, deliberate famines, and torture involving the suffering and deaths of many millions of people. The Wise Man must employ whatever means he deems necessary to root out the millions of enemies of the people so that he can lead men to perpetual peace, happiness, and total communization…

From the book Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America by Kent Clizbe

Little did they think the people DID want a Strong Man — TRUMP🤓

Aubergine

Well, yeah. He’s the “dictator” we’ve been waiting for!

pat frederick

h/t filly
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pat frederick
pat frederick

vindman’s brother running for Congress
Eugene Vindman

@YVindman

I’m Eugene Vindman. I reported Donald Trump’s corruption, and it cost me my military career. Now, I am running for Congress to stop MAGA extremists from banning books, abortion, and IVF. I will always do what’s right, no matter the cost. Please share our new TV ad!

Gail Combs

  :wpds_chuckle:   :wpds_envy: …..

pgroup2

Dear Eugene,

Please go fuck yourself with a rusty 10 gauge bore brush.

Sincerely,
any random MAGA person

p.s. Then hand the brush to your brother.

Gail Combs

You are being nice…

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

He learned this level of restraint from me.

pat frederick

no! get out! I. AM. SHOCKED! fib says terrorists might strike during pride events

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Politics/foreign-terrorist-organizations-target-pride-month-events-fbi/story?id=110178875

kalbokalbs

OK, this is not nice. No apologies.

Yawn. fib says terrorists might strike during pride events Yawn.

TheseTruths

With all the lead-up, “pride” month starts in May. I’m already sick of it.

pat frederick

really May? it’s almost half over and i missed it…

para59r

Don’t worry, they have more next month and the month after, and the month after and it just keeps going on like that.

kalbokalbs

To your credit, missing it.

kalbokalbs

Another benefit of being the Slow Guy, other than a couple posts here QTree, I’d not know anything about it.

para59r

Well, that narrows things down. Freaks got national pride events multiple times a month all year long.

pgroup2

They’re trying to get ahead of a possible Pulse nightclub repeat.

Gail Combs

AND the Muslimes I am sure will oblige.

Aubergine

Pride goeth before a fall. A truism for a reason, I guess.

pat frederick

in a letter in 2018 to the FEC, Cohen says President Trump did not know about or repay him for the daniels thing. now he claims differently
FTA
Cohen said under oath that Trump ‘asked me to pay off an adult film star with whom he had an affair,’ and that ‘Mr. Trump directed me to use my own personal funds from a Home Equity Line of Credit to avoid any money being traced back to him that could negatively impact his campaign.’
But in a February 8, 2018 letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Cohen’s attorney Stephen Ryan wrote: ‘Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds’, and that ‘Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment directly or indirectly.’

https://libertyonenews.com/michael-cohen-admits-paying-stormy-daniels-from-his-own-pocket/

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Gail Combs

If I recall correctly someone had had traced the funds used to pay Stormy D.

TheseTruths

I’m always amazed at how brazenly Cohen lies. He knows there is solid evidence to the contrary, but he says untrue things anyway, including under oath.

WSB

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Gail Combs

old video included:

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/cohen-lawyer-names-on-bank-transactions-other-michael-cohens/2151859/

Cohen’s Lawyer Says Names on Bank Transactions are Other Michael Cohens

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is calling into question part of a report released by Stormy Daniels’ attorney about Cohen’s alleged banking transactions. Cohen’s attorney said some of the transactions attributed to Cohen were actually tied to other people with the same name, in a court filing Wednesday.

Wall Street Journal:
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/wsj-michael-cohens-bank-reported-stormy-daniels-payment-to-treasury-dept

The bank that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen used to pay $130,000 in hush money to adult film actress Stephanie Clifford — known as Stormy Daniels in the industry — flagged the payment as suspicious, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

An LLC that Cohen established used First Republic Bank to pay Clifford in order to keep an alleged sexual encounter between her and Trump under wraps; First Republic later reported the payment to the Treasury Department, one unnamed person with knowledge of the matter told the Journal.

The Journal said it was unclear when First Republic first reported the payment. Cohen previously told the paper, while declining to say why he used his own money to “facilitate a payment” to Clifford, that “just because something isn’t true doesn’t mean that it can’t cause you harm or damage. I will always protect Mr. Trump.”

Days before the 2016 election, Clifford’s lawyer threatened to cancel her nondisclosure agreement with Cohen because Clifford hadn’t yet received the promised money, the Washington Post reported Friday. Ten days later, the Post reported, the money arrived. The timing, according the paper, could support two groups’ complaints that the payment was essentially undocumented election spending.

In January, the campaign finance group Common Cause said Cohen’s payment to Clifford violated election law because the hush money “was an unreported in-kind contribution to Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.” The advocacy group filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission, as did American Bridge 21st Century Foundation, a Democratic Party-aligned advocacy group.

Mr. Cohen had missed two payment deadlines earlier in October “because he couldn’t reach Mr. Trump in the hectic final days of the presidential campaign,” the Journal reported, citing another unnamed person familiar with the matter. Anonymous sources told the Journal that, following the election, Cohen complained to friends that Trump hadn’t reimbursed him for the expense.

Cohen replied to the Journal’s request for comment with two words: “Fake News.”

Clifford acknowledged a 2006 sexual encounter with Trump in a 2011 interview with In Touch magazine.

Clifford and her attorney were using a client-trust account with City National Bank, which received Cohen’s payment on Oct. 27 2016, the Journal reported. The bank asked Clifford’s attorney in September of 2017 about the source of the payment, the Post reported. The Journal noted that the gap between the payment and City National’s internal investigation of it, nearly one year, was unusual.

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INNOCENT: President Trump Did NOT Reimburse Michael Cohen for Money Paid to Stormy Daniels, Soros DA Hid Evidence From Grand Jury

There is no case. There never was a case. It doesn’t matter.

In a Feb 2018 document just uncovered, Michael Cohen’s own attorney, in a letter to the Federal Election Commission, says that “the payment in question does NOT constitute a campaign contribution.”

The key witness is lying to the Grand Jury. This letter is in direct conflict with Cohen’s sworn testimony to Congress.

The letter is in direct conflict with Cohen’s sworn testimony to Congress.
CHAOS AT COURT AS TRUMP GRAND JURY HEARING CANCELLED, BRAGG CONCERNED ABOUT INDICTMENT AND ADAS ARE ‘SHAKING THEIR HEADS’

Letter from Michael Cohen claiming Donald Trump did NOT reimburse him for hush money paid to Stormy Daniels appears to fly in the face of the star witness’s grand jury testimony

Bombshell document, exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, could cripple prosecutors’ pursuit of criminal charges against TrumpCohen, Trump’s former lawyer, is the star witness in the case over which Trump reportedly faces imminent arrest for campaign finance violationsBut in a February 2018 letter Cohen’s attorney wrote that ‘Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds’ and that ‘neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign reimbursed Mr. Cohen’

By Josh Boshwell for Daily Mail, 23 March 2023:

Michael Cohen claimed he was not reimbursed by Donald Trump or his organization for hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels in a 2018 letter to federal authorities, contradicting his recent grand jury testimony,

The bombshell document, exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, could throw a wrench in the works of prosecutors pursuing criminal charges against Trump over the payments.

Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and the star witness in the case over which Trump reportedly faces imminent arrest, claims that Trump got him to pay $130,000 to Daniels to keep her quiet about her alleged affair with the real estate mogul, just days before the 2016 presidential election.

He says Trump reimbursed him with personal funds, and later pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign finance law over the hush money.

After canceling today’s session, the grand jury has been asked to return at noon Thursday, when prosecutors ‘may present one more witness,’ a court official told DailyMail.com.

The letter appears to be in direct conflict with Cohen’s sworn testimony to Congress given a year later.

Cohen said under oath that Trump ‘asked me to pay off an adult film star with whom he had an affair,’ and that ‘Mr. Trump directed me to use my own personal funds from a Home Equity Line of Credit to avoid any money being traced back to him that could negatively impact his campaign.’

But in a February 8, 2018 letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Cohen’s attorney Stephen Ryan wrote: ‘Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds’, and that ‘Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment directly or indirectly.’

The letter was written in response to an FEC probe launched after complaints of campaign finance violations, lodged by Paul Ryan and the organization Common Cause.

‘In a private transaction in 2016, before the U.S. presidential election, Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford,’ Cohen’s lawyer, who worked at McDermott Will & Emery, wrote.

‘Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment directly or indirectly.

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Michael Cohen made $3.4 million from books about Donald Trump: Former president’s lawyers tell jurors star witness in hush money trial was motivated by revenge and money

Michael Cohen made roughly $3.4 million from sales of two books he wrote about Donald Trump, the former president’s hush money trial heard on Tuesday.

It came as lawyers for the president sought to portray Cohen, the star witness in the trial, as motivated by money and revenge.

Jurors also heard that Cohen had flung insults at Trump on social media – including calling him a ‘dictator douchebag’ and ‘Cheeto-dusted cartoon villain’….

OH, THIS IS GOOD!!

Judge demands Trump’s attorney Todd Blanche explain why he made questioning about him

Judge Merchan called Trump’s attorney Todd Blanche to the bench after proceedings wrapped for the day for a ‘sidebar.’

He reportedly asked Blanche: ‘Why are you making this about yourself?’

The judge referred to the first question he asked of Cohen during the cross-examination.

‘You know who I am, don’t you?’ Blanche had told Cohen, who agreed he did.

‘You went on TikTok and called me a crying little shit didn’t you?’ Sounds like something I would say,’ Cohen responded.

But the judge wasn’t amused, despite Blanche insisting it shows Cohen’s bias.

‘It doesn’t matter if he has bias towards you; it doesn’t matter,” Merchan stated according to a transcript.   :wpds_arrow: ‘The issue is whether he has bias towards the defendant.’

Now go and re-read the above!

Gail Combs