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originally posted by: PokeyJoe
a reply to: MetalThunder
When did everyone become so emotionally weak and fragile?
Previous studies warned that 16 million Americans have been exposed to drinking water contaminated by a class of fluorinated nonstick chemicals that have been linked to cancer, thyroid disease, weakened immunity, and other health problems.
That’s a huge number of people. But throw that figure out the window because a new report released Tuesday by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates that the drinking water of up to 110 million people across the country — almost seven times more than the group’s previous estimate — may be contaminated with the class of chemicals.
originally posted by: MetalThunder
a reply to: tiredoflooking
Hopefully the straight jackets have been ordered, and tranquilizer guns ..... You think I'm kidding lol
More at: www.newsmax.com...
There were "stone cold crimes" committed by Obama officials concerning the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server and much more, President Donald Trump said during an interview airing Friday, and he hopes that Attorney General William Barr will be fair with investigating them.
The Democratic National Committee garnered headlines earlier this year when it sued Russia in federal court in New York, alleging that Russia had stolen emails from John Podesta, who was the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. And Elliott Broidy, who was deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, is suing Qatar in federal court in California, alleging that Qatar launched a sophisticated cyber-attack on his company’s email accounts and leaked the information it obtained to the press. President Donald Trump had publicly acknowledged and praised Broidy at an event at which Trump also spoke of a U.S.-Qatar “dispute” over Qatar’s funding terrorism. The legal complaints by both the Democratic National Committee and Broidy claim that they should be allowed to go forward under existing exceptions to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, a 1976 law that generally grants foreign states immunity from American courts. Qatar’s lawyers, led by Mitchell Kamin of the firm Covington & Burling LLP, argue in a June 27 court filing that the exemptions do not apply. “This is precisely the kind of intrusion into the affairs of sovereign nations that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 was designed to prevent,” Kamin writes in a memo to Judge John F. Walter of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, urging that the case be dismissed. “Qatar’s sovereign interests in this case lie at the heart of the FSIA’s fundamental purpose: protecting sovereign functions from harassment by foreign litigants.
“This case presents the issue of whether a nation state can orchestrate and execute a criminal conspiracy directed against a United States citizen on United States soil and then invoke sovereign immunity to avoid liability, accountability and exposure
The DNC-Russia case is moving more slowly than the Broidy-Qatar one, but similar issues are likely to arise. In both cases, while there are plenty of signs pointing to foreign official involvement, nothing has yet been proven to American legal standards. If courts rule that foreign hackers or their American hired hands are immune from American civil suits under current law, don’t be surprised to see Congress step in to try to close the loophole.
Foreign sovereign immunity is an outgrowth of the diplomatic immunity that allows American ambassadors overseas to do their jobs without having to worry much about getting arrested or sued. There’s a certain logic to it. But if the courts rule that logic means a free pass for cyberattacks, they can expect a hard pushback from the public. For all the warnings about not putting anything important or sensitive in email, allowing foreign governments to just come and get it seems like asking for trouble.
I know, I saw that LOL. They have shot their shot for the last 2 years saying Mueller is going to bring the entire Trump administration down.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s mystery opponent, recently revealed to be a foreign company owned by a foreign country, previously filed a supplemental brief supporting its petition for a writ of certiorari, in an effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to review the D.C. Circuit court’s order to comply with a grand jury subpoena. That supplemental brief was made public on Monday afternoon, but with no clues as to the country and/or company we are dealing with here.
What this boils down to: there is an ongoing dispute over jurisdiction and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA). In short, “Country A”/company is arguing that it should be exempt from complying with the subpoena in the U.S., while the American courts are concerned that this would allow, for instance, a foreign country/company to act inside the U.S. with impunity. The unnamed corporation has argued that it couldn’t comply with the subpoena because it is “unreasonable and oppressive […] because it would require the Corporation to violate Country A’s law.
The lawyers go on to argue that if the D.C. Circuit’s ruling were “left to stand” this would “create chaos in the international community, possibly alienating American allies, undermining diplomacy, and all but guaranteeing that American agencies and instrumentalities will (despite their protestations) face criminal proceedings abroad.” They accuse the court of flying in the face of long-standing international laws and norms. “The United States has rejected the International Criminal Court as a threat to America’s sovereign immunity from foreign criminal jurisdiction. With the decision below, America has said to the world, ‘Do as I say, not as I do,'” they said, arguing that these are “among the most important [FSIA] questions” the court could decide.