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The two counties were suing for a total of $7bn. Armond Budish, the Cuyahoga executive, said $260m would only go so far in dealing with the consequences of the epidemic.
“The question is how much is enough? This is not enough,” he said.
Walden also said the proposed $50bn comprehensive settlement falls far short of what is needed. A new study has found that the epidemic has cost more than $800bn in the last four years.
A confidential report from the Vatican’s anti-corruption authority shows that the Secretariat of State has used about $725 million, most of which came from the pope’s charity fund (Peter’s Pence), in off-books operations.
L’Espresso reported these funds are being used “in reckless speculative operations,” and that the same report by the General Auditor says about 77% of the assets (about $558 million) were put into Swiss and Italian branches of the investment bank Credit Suisse.
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: imthegoat
As often as the police stand down in Portland and Seattle when antifa is perpetrating their violence, it makes you wonder if the police forces in these areas are already highly compromised, especially in the higher ranks that issue the orders. When police don't even help ICE remove criminal aliens, we have something going on that just seems very anti-American to me.
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President Trump: “But I predict you will see things that you don’t even believe, the level of corruption — whether it’s [James] Comey; whether it’s [Peter] Strzok and his lover, [Lisa] Page; whether it’s so many other people — [Andrew] McCabe; whether it’s President Obama himself,” Trump charged.
He added: “Let’s see whether or not it’s President Obama. Let’s see whether or not they put that in.”
originally posted by: BabylonAnon
a reply to: EndtheMadnessNow
Why are we pretending Mitt using an anonymous proxy to bump his content is novel or shocking?
Everyone in this thing (from POTUS to Sather(especially Q)) is propping up their public image with twitter "bots"
Why I'd venture to guess there are several vIPS on this thread trying to do exactly that
Narrative Control being what it is...
Now, where does this name Pierre come from?
I’m gonna tell you where I think Romney got the name from.
During the campaign of — it was either 1988 or 1992, I forget which, George W. Bush had a primary challenger. And his name was Pete du Pont.
Now, Romney would have been very active in politics then, he was running around with great aspirations, very, very prominent, Republican Party.
Anyway, Pete du Pont’s nickname was Pierre.
Well, his actual name was Pierre. Pete was the nickname.
George H. W. Bush refused to call him Pete, called him Pierre to try to make him sound like this elitist — and he was.
He was Pierre Du Pont, and George H. W. who himself was an elitist and from a very rare air segment of society was dumping on poor Pete Du Pont, didn’t know what hit him, calling him Pierre in the debates.
I’ll guarantee you that’s where Romney got this.
I’ll guarantee you.
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
Something's amiss... since the Dallas Rally, according to POTUS schedule, the President has only has one cabinet meeting, one intelligence briefing, one lunch with VP and one phone call to the space station. He has not left the Whitehouse.
Now, today, I note that there have only been 3 tweets... the last almost 10 hours ago!!
On this side of the pond there is currently a documentary on the main station, BBC1, on Epstein; "The Prince & the Pedophile"!... Is the Prince being thrown under the bus? Or MSM getting ahead of the narrative?
a) a TV exposee in 1988 on Jean Jacque Brunel,
b) That Virginia Roberts feared for her life during sex with Prince Andrew... going to the New York President hospital with vaginal bleeding that hadn't stopped for 3 weeks after one of their encounters.
Is this some key pivot point?
.....But I sort of have to smile to myself. I was telling a couple of people — I’m watching these people that I’ve been watching for 20 years. I’ve been watching the same faces; they’re just a little bit older and a little bit grayer. I’ve been watching them for 20 years, saying about the Middle East. And they’ve been wrong on everything they’ve ever said....
A legal challenge in the Supreme Court to the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was originally envisioned by Democratic presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) could lead to a dramatic election-year curbing or even dissolution of the powerful financial regulator.
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in 2016 that the structure of the CFPB was unconstitutional. The director of the agency “is the single most powerful official in the entire U.S. Government, other than the President … [and] within his jurisdiction, the Director of the CFPB can be considered even more powerful than the President,” wrote then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who is now an associate justice on the Supreme Court. The full D.C. circuit overturned the ruling in 2018.