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originally posted by: NightFlight
Anyone watching the House Impeachment Inquiry today? I don't believe we can say Chinese Fire Drill anymore but Democrat Custerfluck definitely describes it.
Lewandowski has basically shut Nadler down. I love it...
Plus, Its great to hear from you, Warrior! Semper Fi!!!
originally posted by: F2d5thCavv2
a reply to: crankyoldman
Interesting Retweet by Ted. (short clip)
Not certain I'm remembering correctly, but I recall reading some of the old NSDAP boys in Germany also thought they could conjure "help" for their schemes. Same evil approach cycles endlessly, apparently.
Remember back in July 2018 when Elon Musk tried to deploy an elaborate submarine to save a team of Thai kids trapped in a cave, and when a diver mocked his idea, Musk fired off a rage tweet calling him a “pedo”?
Meanwhile, the Tesla CEO is playing both sides. He also testified that Unsworth, who famously told Musk to put his showboat submarine “where it hurts,” was “sus,” and potentially “another Jeffrey Epstein.” And the investigator he hired for $50,000 backed him up with a dossier, based on dubious and uncited evidence, that alleged Unsworth had married a Thai woman when she was 12.
When BuzzFeed News asked about it, Musk reiterated his original attack in an email that referred to Unsworth as a “child r*****t.”
“I am told this information. I don’t know if it is true,” Musk said in his deposition. “But what if we have another Jeffrey Epstein on our hands? And what if he uses whatever celebrity he gains from the cave rescue to shield his bad deed? That would be terrible.”
For some medieval minds the mirror was the door through which the soul frees itself by passing.... for others the pursuit of personal refinement was likened to polishing the mirror of the soul. From the more familiar turf of the west coast of Ireland, through the troubadours of France, crossing over the Pyrenees, and then to the west through Galicia, down through Andalusia and past Gibraltar to Morocco....the Crusades, the pilgrimage to Santiago, Cathars, the Knights Templar, the Sufis from Egypt, One Thousand and One Nights in Arabia, the Celtic imagery of trees, the Gnostic Gospels...who was God? and what is religion, what spirituality? What was revealed and what was concealed...and what was the mask and what the mirror?
originally posted by: EndtheMadnessNow
a reply to: Diaspar
Recall a few months ago Chase bank of Canada (may of been just Quebec?) forgave all customer debt. When did a big cartel bank ever do that?
originally posted by: cherokeetroy
JP Morgan Blames Bear Stearns For 'Criminal Enterprise' At Precious Metals Trading Desk
Now that prosecutors have blamed what they have described as a criminal organization operating inside JP Morgan, it appears the largest bank in the US by assets is resorting to an old strategy for sloughing off accusations of corporate fraud: Blaming it all on an acquisition.
According to Bloomberg, two traders who joined JPM's precious metals trading desk after the takeover of Bear Stearns helped introduce the illegal manipulation strategy known as 'spoofing' to their peers on the desk, including the bank's now-former head of the bank's precious metals trading desk, Michael Nowak, who was one of three employees charged with participating in an organized fraud yesterday.
The two men who purportedly brought 'spoofing' to JP Morgan are Gregg Smith, one of the men arrested yesterday, and Christiaan Trunz, who joined the desk after JPM's government-backed takeover of Bear Stearns. Trunz was famously quoted in yesterday's indictment, including one exchange where he was telling a co-conspirator about fake orders being put out by Smith.
Earlier, Trunz, a former Georgetown lacrosse player, and the other former JPMorgan trader who admitted guilt said the manipulation was routine and sanctioned by higher ups on the desk.
"While at JPMorgan I was instructed by supervisors and more senior traders to trade in a certain fashion, namely to place orders that I intended to cancel before execution," former trader John Edmonds said at a October 2018 hearing, after admitting to commodities fraud and conspiracy. Edmonds entered into a cooperation agreement with the CFTC in July.
Trunz told a federal judge in Manhattan last month that spoofing trades of precious metals was rampant at the bank and that he learned the technique from other traders at Bear Stearns and JPMorgan.