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'Everything was just lies': how alleged sex cult Nxivm deceived its victims
As the trial of the group’s founder, Keith Raniere, begins, experts say people attracted to change are vulnerable to manipulative ‘cultish group behavior’
The "average person seems to think it's a foreign national who’s come from really far away. That they’re smuggled in illegally. But the truth of the matter is in the years that I've worked with survivors of trafficking, over 90 percent are U.S. citizens,” Andrea Powell, founding president ofthe advocacy group Karana Rising, told Fox News during a recent interview in Washington, D.C
Taking a cue from the literature of ancient Greece, actress and political activist Alyssa Milano called for a "sex strike" Friday in response to the "heartbeat" bill that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed into law.
The idea is far from new. In ancient Greece, the playwright Aristophanes wrote "Lysistrata," in which the title character persuades other women to deny their husbands of sex until they end a war. More recently, director Spike Lee's 2015 film, "Chi-Raq," transferred the same idea to modern-day Chicago and gang violence.
A four-count indictment accuses Prakazrel "Pras" Michel of conspiring with fugitive Malaysian financer Low Taek Jho, usually known as Jho Low, to make and conceal foreign campaign contributions. Michel is alleged to have used straw donors to give campaign contributions to a U.S. presidential candidate, who is identified in the indictment only as Candidate A.
Prosecutors allege that from June to November 2012, Low directed more than $21.6 million to be moved from foreign entities to Michel's accounts in order to funnel money into the 2012 presidential election. They say Michel then paid about 20 straw donors and conduits so they could make the donations in their names and conceal where the money actually came from, according to the indictment.
"It's pretty unusual to get the government to bring criminal campaign finance cases," he said. "On the other hand, we thought this was a clear case where enforcement was called for."
Michel faces a separate civil forfeiture complaint accusing him in a scheme to try to get the department to drop an investigation into embezzlement from a Malaysian investment fund. Michel has denied wrongdoing in that case. The embezzlement from the fund, known as 1MDB, became a political scandal in Malaysia. Looted money paid for jewelry and luxury art and helped finance "The Wolf of Wall Street" and other Hollywood productions films.
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: crankyoldman
cranky, that's a novel new way of interpreting the +1200/+2400 rule - I'll try it out with some other tweets.
However, it's worth applying the standard +1200/+2400 rule for comparison:
1) Take hours/mins from POTUS timestamp - this gives 03:39pm giving us #339 as base and is a confirmation post on "special place" for George Soros:
2) +1200 gives #1539 which is about POTUS insistence that Ezra cohen warwick is moved to DOJ after being fired. It also says:
Important to remember
3) +2400 gives #2739 which is a meme/vid of cowboy POTUS bitch slapping Acosta... didn't Acosta's press pass get suspended AGAIN today? Jim Acosta’s Press Pass To Be Suspended Again