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originally posted by: Creep Thumper
a reply to: Justoneman
The Hapsburgs found this out the hard way with their horrible underbite.
No one wanted to breed Charles II of Spain. His own wife was repulsed.
Hello Lady Belenoff, if you or one of your staff sees these words, you will know how to respond to me. I am the last legitimate heir of House Scrope, and my DNA communications ability spans 32 generations back, and 2 forward. Your House and mine were allies against a common enemy, at a crucial period of danger to Western civilization at the Battle of Tours. Your ability to cross to a parallel dimension is not unique, but it helps you understand better what lies ahead in this one, in the year 2042. Heed me: We cannot allow the coming extinction of 99.7% of species due to the ascendancy of thousands of artificial biological species between 2025 - 2032. That future must not be allowed. You know which individuals will be responsible for that to happen. Executive action is necessary, as is the suppression of their research. Allowing the 'cattle' to have access to suppressed technologies is not what destroys this planet, actually quite the opposite. You know the truth in what I am saying. It is time to act.
Six prominent U.S. universities failed to report a combined total of 1.3 billion in foreign funding, according to the Department of Education (DOE).
The universities named by the Department of Education were Georgetown, Texas A&M, Cornell, Rutgers, the University of Maryland and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
China, Qatar and Russia were some of the sources of foreign funding that went unreported.
For example, Qatar gave over $340 million to Northwestern University to promote a partnership between Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Al Jazeera and to help train future “journalists.”
if anybody else knew what I knew, you'd probably be doing exactly what I'm doing
They’ve gathered a coterie of powerful US players, including the Obamas, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, James Corden and Meghan’s designer pal Misha Nonoo, whose new husband, oil heir Michael Hess, has offered them a place to stay in one of the family’s three homes in the gated Malibu Colony — dubbed “Billionaire’s Beach” — we are told.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
originally posted by: cherokeetroy
a reply to: cherokeetroy
‘DEATH TO LIARS!’: Iranians Turn On Ayatollah, Demand Resignation Over Shot Down Plane
Crowds that appeared to number well into the thousands took to the streets of Tehran on Saturday night to protest and demand that Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei resign after his Islamic government falsely told the citizens of Iran and the rest of the world that it was not responsible for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane this week that killed 176 people.
It begins with the end of Soleimani.
Welcome to something "BIG".
According to the government of the canton, or region, of which Zug is the capital, there are 27,000 companies on its commercial register - one for every man, woman and child in the town, leaving a few hundred to spare. A Zug-registered firm is building the strategically critical gas pipeline that will link Europe with Russia via the Baltic. Another is the luxury goods group that owns the Cartier, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin brands.
A relaxed attitude to revenue also proved irresistible to Marc Rich, the Belgian-born commodities trader who in effect invented the spot market for crude oil. It helped him create one of the world's biggest privately owned firms and amass a personal fortune recently estimated at more than $1.5bn (£760m).
In addition, Zug offered Rich a much-needed bolthole after 1983. That was when he was put on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list following his indictment for trading with Iran during the 1979-81 hostage crisis and evading almost $50m of taxes. In 2001, Rich was controversially pardoned by Bill Clinton in the dying hours of his presidency.
There is still a Marc Rich group in Zug. It operates from top-floor offices above a shopping centre near the station. But the trading empire he founded, which he left in 1994, is today known as Glencore. It has its headquarters in a complex of dazzlingly white buildings on a industrial estate two miles outside Zug. And it remains almost as secretive as when it was run by Rich.
The Swiss are making a serious effort to capitalize on the trend of blockchain proliferation and build a robust domestic crypto-centered industry. The support for crypto is coming from all levels of government. On the federal level, the Swiss government, among other things, recently created a Blockchain TaskForce in order to establish a clear-cut framework for companies using the technology.
To help entrench its presence, the company bought Chelsea Market and a building across 15th Street for a total of about $3 billion a few years pack (after leasing space in those buildings). Google has also announced plans to spend more than $1 billion to build a new new campus in Hudson Square, about a mile south of its New York headquarters, in the new Hudson Yards development.
Alphabet is currently sitting on a net cash pile of $117 billion, the largest among non-financial companies in the S&P 500.