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July 05, 2019

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Narciso79

Dersh defended von bulow and oj comes with the territory as the emails point out he had help from main justice

Pinandpuller

So do they write uncorroborated dossiers for the Democrats? Are they that crazy?

Pinandpuller

In lists he made shortly before his death, Washington had to distinguish between the people enslaved by him and those people who were enslaved by Martha. As he described them, “Negros belonging to George Washington in his own right and by marriage.” He could legally free the former, but not the latter, and yet as he also acknowledged in more careful and fulsome notes, the families that were formed across that line meant that some would be free, while their spouses and children remained enslaved, or the reverse.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-george-washingtons-efforts-genealogist-reveal-about-power-family-early-america-180972433/#IMQCXj85YIxJTuQ5.99

Narciso79

Well there's this:

https://mobile.twitter.com/cdrsalamander/status/1148052189748838400

Narciso79

Heads or tales:

https://mobile.twitter.com/AG_Conservative/status/1147698061692551173

jim nj

"The Frankfurt-based lender [DB] expects to stop offering trading of cash equities, equities research and may no longer underwrite initial public offerings in the region, the person said, asking not to be identified as the matter is private.

As many as half the Asia equities staff will leave initially and the remainder later this year, the person said, adding that the final decision depends on the bank’s supervisory board meeting on Sunday. The lender may keep its margin lending business, the person said."

That's what seems to be happening in Asia now. Teams of stock traders being fired. If those people are being fired the institutional salespeople who work the clients the traders deal with will also get the axe.

If you walk on a trading floor there are two groups of people. Institutional salespeople who handle the institutional clients on a day to day basis providing them with anything they need, like equity research or just schmoozing. The traders handle the actual buy or sell orders that come from those institutions.

I assume those groups are now gone. Unless they want some of them to stay to wind things up. If so, they will have to pay them more to get them to stay for a little while. If so, those people won't be offered immediate severance so their bargaining power will be low. Leave now - get nothing, as you're a quit.

If you're not going to trade stocks, you won't need stock analysts to provide research to clients. So they'll get the boot too, unless the M&A team snatches some of them up.

Top traders and analysts are usually well known outside their firms so they may see some offers of employment elsewhere.

Manuel Transmission

jim_nj, we’ve got about a dozen signatures from our local pals out here. No pushback from anyone.

jim nj

Narciso;

I thought that article on the Flag Officer was strange. Others seem to agree.

jim nj

MT,

9,088 signers now. It has a life of its' own now. I might have composed it better as it seems to confuse some people who don't understand the logic.

JOM really came through. It's not just us that are thinking about the census now.

All I wanted to do was to get the liberals to think abut something that might not even have crossed their minds.

It would be really great if some powerful conservative communicators could talk this up.

I'm working on another petition concerning sanctuaries for illegals.

jim nj

https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-windows-10-misinformation-machine-fires-up-again/

I was going to post a Forbes article on a windows 10 update problem when I found this article calling the Forbes writer an idiot.

I trust zdnet more than Forbes.

Pinandpuller

Commander Salamander was Calvin's alter ego, or was that a reference to a reference?

jim nj

Question at the bottom

14th Amendment,

Section 2.
"Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State."

Source: The National Archives

"except for participation in rebellion"

Am I reading this correctly. Find a bogus reason to deny people the right to vote and lose an equal number of qualified voters from your final apportionment for the state?

"except for participation in rebellion" IOW, voters you can legally exclude for being in a state of rebellion.

Would the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Rebellion

Whiskey Rebellion count? The Civil War? No, the amendment was written to late for those circumstances.

How to define rebellion and how much rebellion do you need to qualify?

Does it have to be open and armed rebellion? Or just a refusal to conform to Federal law?

See where I'm going with my second petition idea?

Do sanctuary cities and states qualify as "in rebellion?" If so, why? If not, why?

Imagine being able to strike the Voter Rolls in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and many other Democratic cities for being in a state of rebellion.

Too farfetched?

jim nj

And if it has to be an armed rebellion, is having the states ordering armed LEO not to cooperate with the US government enough?

I just want to throw a monkey wrench into liberal"s thoughts.

Pinandpuller


Carnies might find this ethically troubling

jim nj

https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/07/washington-d-c-highest-prevalence-psychopaths/

I don't care what silly science this might be. I like it. Confirmation bias?

jim nj

“You know the difference between cannibals and liberals? Cannibals eat only their enemies.”
LBJ

https://nypost.com/2019/07/06/liberals-are-eating-their-friends-as-well-as-their-enemies/

Pinandpuller

In the spring of 1782, five months after Yorktown, Franklin was in Paris working on the complex diplomatic problems involved in negotiating a peace treaty among Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States. Franklin was seeking, among other things, reparations to the United States citizens who had lost their lives and property. Appealing to the British government would likely prove unsuccessful. So Franklin aimed at reaching the British citizens.

Franklin’s weapon used in this propaganda warfare operation was the Boston Independent Chronicle newspaper. With great skill Franklin created a counterfeit issue of the newspaper,[2] carrying articles written by himself. He intended to have this fake newspaper very discreetly put into the hands of British newspaper editors who he hoped would reprint the articles in their papers. Reprinting articles was common at the time. If successful, his phony articles would then be read by huge numbers of British citizens.[3]

https://allthingsliberty.com/2014/11/propaganda-warfare-benjamin-franklin-fakes-a-newspaper/

Pinandpuller

One thing I learned in the George Washington article is those White, Male, Landowning voters paid a tax on every head in their household. Maybe it was fair that a guy paying that much in taxes got an undiluted say in the government.

jim nj

https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/274207/trump-effect-hp-dell-microsoft-moving-production-daniel-greenfield

Moving production out of China. It's no longer the cheapest place to do business and who wants to buy a possibly compromised computer?

jim nj

PIN,

Even in the 1800's it was not unusual to see a small newspaper, daily or weekly, to add a "please reprint" tag at the bottom of an article. Editors knew, as families dispersed, that the article would resonate in communities nearby.

jim nj

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/07/05/Trump-says-favored-nations-clause-on-drug-prices-is-on-its-way/7001562346583/

Good idea. Pharmaceutical companies negotiate with other nations over the price of their drugs. The companies knowing this derive most of their profit in the US and the negotiated prices elsewhere are gravy.

This will upset those foreign negotiations. No more free-riding for the Europeans.

I've been arguing for something like this for years.

They haven't paid their fair share on defense or American drugs.

jim nj

The European markets are open - no word yet on DB emplyee cuts. May take a few hours to hit the news. Asian trading desks seem to have been shut down completely. My thought - no article to confirm.

One of the things to consider in all this - the London markets will gain even more stature after this. The idea that the EU, responding to a Brexit move, can make the London markets less important is hogwash.

jim nj

Tweet by Lucy Burton of the the Telegraph

"Some Deutsche Bank staff in London told they have until 11am to pack up their stuff, just hours after the overhaul was announced. "I'm trying to get my head straight," says one person who has been told his pass will stop working in a few hours."

6 am our time - the story for European operations of DB should break in about an hour. Frankfurt, Paris, London and other EU markets.

jim nj

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/08/read-deutsche-bank-ceo-christian-sewings-email-to-staff-about-job-cuts.html

jim nj

Re-posting so more people can see this

Question at the bottom

14th Amendment,

Section 2.
"Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State."

Source: The National Archives

"except for participation in rebellion"

Am I reading this correctly. Find a bogus reason to deny people the right to vote and lose an equal number of qualified voters from your final apportionment for the state?

"except for participation in rebellion" IOW, voters you can legally exclude for being in a state of rebellion.

Would the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Rebellion

Whiskey Rebellion count? The Civil War? No, the amendment was written to late for those circumstances.

How to define rebellion and how much rebellion do you need to qualify?

Does it have to be open and armed rebellion? Or just a refusal to conform to Federal law?

See where I'm going with my second petition idea?

Do sanctuary cities and states qualify as "in rebellion?" If so, why? If not, why?

Imagine being able to strike the Voter Rolls in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and many other Democratic cities for being in a state of rebellion.

Too farfetched?

Posted by: jim nj | July 08, 2019 at 02:39 AM

MissMarple2

Good morning!

jim nj, That rebellion question is a good one. I vote in favor of classifying it as rebellion. I never understood how certain cities could get away with ignoring federal authority.

jim nj

No word yet out of continental Europe on the DB cuts. The Guardian seems to have the latest on the death watch in London.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2019/jul/08/deutsche-bank-staff-18000-job-cuts-restructuring-asia-london-business-live

Updated on a regular basis.

"Although Deutsche Bank won't comment on London cuts one person says it feels like "loads" in the City have been told their passes will stop working at 11am, lots also chose not to turn up today. "Most people are pretty hacked off - this hasn't been handled particularly well"

jim nj

Thank you MM,

I think it's a good question too. I hope others will chime in too as to whether it's a realistic tactic. If so, time for another petition.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-team-held-back-dirt-on-kavanaugh-accuser-new-book-says

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/ernie_plumley/status/1147789075446788096

This thread has links to several articles, documents, etc. about the Clintons and Epstein.

jim nj

I hope I don't look like a "ghoul" on the DB "death watch." but I'm trying to figure out what is going on. It looks like equities trading is the main target. That will hit the NY operation badly.

NY tends to rule in stock trading.

In a global trading operation the "book," open trades of a speculative nature gets moved from Asia, to Europe, to the US, before being passed back to Asia. Lots of trades are done in NY, on, or off, the markets. Lots of shares are dual-listed, in their home countries and on the NYSE market.

Unlike other trades and positions a bank holds, the "book" needs a constant eye. Since it holds your speculative, or arbitrage, bets.

Old Lurker

Clever idea, Jim. Unfortunately it fails because there is nobody in any branch of the state or federal governments who has the political courage to play that card, and a John Robert's SCOTUS would not back it up even if somebody with standing could get it to them. And "somebody of standing" would be an interesting threshold question at that.

And our Bipolar country won't go there.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/451115-health-care-needs-transparency-and-president-trump-is-making

This is an article by one of my senators, Mike Braun, discussing the need for transparency in healthcare prices, the progress the President has made, and a couple of bills Senator Braun is introducing to further help.

MissMarple2

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/05/jobs-report-june-2019.html

Payrolls jump in June well above expectations.

MissMarple2

Regarding Comey's daughter, I see this from Mike "Thomas Paine" Moore:

"No DOJ lawyer with 4 yrs experience would be spearheading the Epstein case. Comey's daughter, at best, would be a bit player if she is involved at all. I just want to put that out there for when this viral story crashes to the ground. We will know soon enough."

Brian Cates points out that the story can be traced to CNN, not notoriously known for their accuracy, and just because she works in that office means nothing, since there are about 200 attorneys there.

Buckeye

I don't ever remember a President pounding the Fed like Trump has.

I am sure it pisses him off that Xi can manipulate the RMB to his hearts content, and he really can't respond.

"Spect me to fight with both hands tied behind my back?"

jim nj

OL,

I appreciate your comment and agree that it is unlikely to succeed, but it might get people wondering.

"somebody of standing" would be a very interesting question. A very interesting question, and the battle over "standing" would be fraught with pitfalls.

Remember I just want to "inject" doubt in liberal minds, and Justice Roberts, but I repeat myself, so that things they may not have thought about become more evident to them.

I know the liberals are going to raise a frivolous argument, after the census, about an illegal under-count, even if there isn't one. So here are some counter-claims.

Does that make sense?

Another Bob

Pin, that B-52 story is complete bullshit, and the author sounds like he has “issues”.

Pinandpuller

A Jim Beam warehouse is now a pile of rubble, 6 million bottles of bourbon were lost—and thousands of fish are dead. After the warehouse fire in Versailles, Ky., last week, "bourbon-tainted runoff" ended up in nearby waterways, including the Kentucky River, ABC News reports. Despite the efforts of firefighters to avoid dousing the flames with too much water, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says a 23-mile-long alcohol plume ended up in the river. The cabinet posted a photo Sunday of dead fish floating in the river and said that a "fish kill count" is being done; WKYT puts the number in the "thousands."

https://www.newser.com/story/277476/after-jim-beam-fire-thousands-of-dead-fish.html

Another Bob

Here’s the incident being referred to:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_United_States_Air_Force_nuclear_weapons_incident

The great circle route to Tehran from Minot is north over Canada, not south toward Puerto Rico.

The Army hasn’t had nuclear weapons nor the doctrine (therefore not the personnel) to use them in decades, why would every USAF nuke be turned over to them?

It’s bullshit.

Pinandpuller

Pin, that B-52 story is complete bullshit, and the author sounds like he has “issues”.

Posted by: Another Bob | July 08, 2019 at 07:44 AM

Maybe I was thinking of Dr Strangelove.

MissMarple2

This has both links to an article and a video, which explains Acosta's involvement.

Financier Jeffrey Epstein is arrested on suspicion of sex trafficking of underage girls https://t.co/4d6cARAhk8 via @ReutersTV pic.twitter.com/Weym99tlY4

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 8, 2019
jim nj

Monday mornings are a tedious thing.

The landscaper always shows up at 7AM for the warehouse behind my apartment. It always rains at 7AM on a Monday lately, yet they cut and blow wet grass around.

Between 7:30-8:00, the garbage truck always shows up and bangs 2-3 dumpsters into the truck.

I hate fucking Mondays.

Old Lurker

Makes great sense, Jim.

Getting people to just stop and think about what it means to "be a country" would be enormously helpful.

Old Lurker

A-bob, the great circle thing was my first thought too. Nobody would go the way they said.

jim nj

AB,

Agreed, that was a wacky article.

Pin,

The coverage I read was that they let the bourbon burn off before putting water on the fire. There may have been run-off but the local fire department understood the danger of putting water on the fire too quickly.

Nytol, the landscaper and the garbage truck have left.

Pinandpuller

Speaking of bullshit a 46 year old San Francisco man was gored in the neck by a bull in Pamplona.

The good news is he's recovering well from surgery.

The bad news is he has a new fetish.

Pinandpuller

Has anyone ever had to feed baby birds? We had a bird’s nest on a table on the front porch. It was semi-hidden in a basket. It had three eggs in it and I would catch the mom every now and then going about her business. I was afraid my A-hole cats would find her and last night they did. One of them brought her inside.

I got her back outside but I haven’t seen her with the babies yet. I’m thinking I’m going to be needing some purée of worms or something if she doesn’t show back up.

Captain Hate

Pin,

JMH raised a fledgling blue jay. Hopefully she'll read this and chime in or someone could alert her. The type of bird will determine the diet.

Captain Hate

They are desperately trying to smear Trump as being an Epstein pal, but . . .

-- Trump banned Epstein from Mar a Lago years ago after Epstein hit on an underage girl

-- Trump only rode on an Epstein plane once, with Epsteins son and a few others (no girls), from FL to NYC

-- Trump is credited by a lawyer who represented the victims as the one VIP type that assisted the prosecutor with the case. He is on camera saying this at the time, says it again in light of recent arrest.

https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1148001868452261888
Posted by: Lizzy at July 08, 2019 08:16 AM (bDqIh)

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/07/michelle-obama-claims-people-dismiss-presidency-after-barack-black-guy-can-anybody-can/#

Jane

The problem with "rebellion" is a democrat majority will define it as a conservative breathing.

Jane

Various media outlets are speculating progressive left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is ready to go public with a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

I say go for it you criminal!

MissMarple2

The Donald never fails. Photo at link.

pic.twitter.com/ZrhknqCBD6

— /r/The_Donald (@thedonaldreddit) July 8, 2019
Captain Hate

In case anyone wonders why the Knicks are a raging tire fire of failure in the NBA, Big Mike's asshole brother, a former terrible head coach at Oregon State, is in charge of player development.

sbwaters

Pin, it’s not the feeding baby birds that is the problem. It’s showing them how to fly.

rse

Oh, OL and peter--

https://blog.simplejustice.us/2019/07/08/uva-completely-loses-the-point-of-title-ix/

Another Bob

I’m perusing the site where Pin found the B-52 story.

Quite entertaining. Think Louise Mensch on PEDs.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The only way a B-52 with nuclear weapons on board would be flying a route approaching Washington DC is if somebody at the Pentagon tried to give authority over Air force nuclear weapons to the Army.
What's a stronger term than bullshit?

Another Bob

This seems golden: https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/03/30/neo-nothinggate-the-real-story-behind-mueller/

Mueller’s hat is far blacker than you’re capable of realizing.

;)

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/05/kevin-spacey-civil-lawsuit-dropped/

Buried in the story is the information that there is a criminal case going forward.

clarice

Huge thunderstorms in DC this morning--flash flood warnings.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

New

peter

RSE, thank you for that link about U.Va. I am well aware how lefty the admin of the old U. is.

jimmyk, if you are working out while watching MSNBC, you must be doing endurance training. btw, thank you for recommending Herman Wouk's This is My God. excellent book.

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