Comment by tonytran2015: This story would NOT happen in Australia as: Only an adult with proper identification can open any bank account or any share trading account. The trading fee for each purchase is USD 20. This boy bought 10 shares for USD 40 plus USD 20 fee. This story does not make sense to me.
The firm hired by Georgia’s secretary of state to conduct an “audit” of Dominion Voting Systems technology used during the 2020 elections is the same one that previously certified the Dominion systems and also approved a last-minute system-wide software change just weeks before the election.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger failed to disclose that the company, Pro V&V, had a preexisting relationship with Dominion that dated back years, in his Nov. 17 statement announcing the results of the audit…
… Early mentions of single-volley configurations date to 1339, using the term ribauld or ribauldequin. The first recorded use of artillery volley guns in battle is believed to have occurred in 1382, when the Belgian cities known today as Ghent and Bruges were at war. The early volley guns that were based on the ribauldequin concept, in which several barrels are fired in succession. The army at Ghent had some 200 of these chars de cannon in the field. Venetian general Colleoni employed a number of organ guns as mobile auxiliary units during his campaigns, famously using these to support his armoured cavalry at the Battle of Piccardini (1457); similar guns were later illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci (see Figure 1.1). Louis XII of France (1498–1515) is said to have employed a gun with 50 barrels, which fired in a single volley. Pedro Navarro, Count of Oliveto and famed Navarrese military engineer, used the weapon against the French at the Battle of Ravenna (11 April 1512)…
… That’s how badly broken the system of justice, and the system of checks-and-balances in Washington DC, really is. What we are seeing now in the blatant targeting, silencing, and outright in-your-face behavior is a downstream result of the system knowing everyone is too far gone…. they have nothing to fear now.
Staunton, January 28 – The last statue of Lenin on public land in those portions of Ukraine controlled by Kyiv was demolished by unknown persons. It had stood in the village of Staryye Troyany in Odessa Oblast. Its removal brings to the end the so-called “Leninfall” that has been taking place in Ukraine since 1991…
From Ukrainian oligarchs and Chinese tycoons to neo-Nazi street-fighters and a former ‘Exalted Cyclops’ of the Ku Klux Klan, US President Joe Biden and his already-infamous son have some interesting friends.
US President Joe Biden may feel secure after his inauguration — protected by 25,000 troops and swathes of bullet-proof glass — but the skeletons in his closet aren’t going away.
Thursday’s revelation that Biden warned his brother Frank: “For Christ’s sake, watch yourself,” in case his election campaign was successful speaks of a family with something to hide, even if website Politico’s source tried to brush it off as only half-serious.
Former president Donald Trump was not shy of accusing what he dubbed the “Biden crime family” of all kinds of dodgy dealings — and even being an agent of a foreign power. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives went as far as to impeach Trump just for asking Ukraine’s president to probe them.
But what is the substance of the many allegations against the new president and his clan?
Trump’s election claim that Biden was a real-life Manchurian Candidate gained credence this week when several leading Congress Republicans urged the University of Pennsylvania’s Biden centre to disclose its links to China. Since the centre was set up in 2017, Chinese funding to the university allegedly increased more than three-fold from $21 million in the preceding three years to $72 million to date.
A letter from representatives James Comer, Jim Jordan and Virginia Foxx asked for records of all gifts and contracts from the Chinese government, the Communist party or businesses. They also demanded copies of all communications between the China and university officials — which include the president and newly-appointed Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The three Republicans pointed out that Biden’s son Hunter’s business dealings in China were still the subject of a federal probe.
Laptops and Lapdances
The liberal media and social media giants did a good job of burying the story of Hunter Biden’s “Laptop from Hell“, but images of the president’s son sleeping with prostitutes and reportedly using drugs already circulating on the internet.
Hunter Biden is still under federal investigation for what he calls “tax affairs” related to his various business dealings in China. His dad has kept FBI director Christopher Wray on the payroll, and even signalled his approval weeks before taking power.
Republican senators have already questioned why the investigations were kept under wraps for over a year, when they were relevant to the 2019-20 impeachment proceedings against Trump.
In fact it fell to Trump’s personal attorney and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani to reveal the laptop’s existence and details of its contents during the presidential campaign — including alleged attempts by Hunter to peddle his father’s political clout to Ukrainian and Chinese businessmen.
Insane in Ukraine
House Democrats launched the impeachment after Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the relationship between the Bidens, Ukarainian gas firm Bursima holdings and the Kiev government, installed with US support after president Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown by the pro-Western Maidan Square protests of 2014.
Biden, then vice-president to Barack Obama, pressured Zelensky’s predecessor Petro Poroshenko in December 2015 to fire prosecutor-general Viktor Shokin after the state attorney launched money-laundering, tax-evasion and corruption allegations against Burisma, which had appointed Hunter Biden to its board.
© SPUTNIK / MIKHAIL PALINCHAKUS Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting in Kiev
Trump publicly questioned Hunter Biden’s qualifications to sit on the board of a major energy firm, when the stand-out his resumé was a discharge from the US Navy Reserve for failing a drug test for cocaine. But Democrats and the US liberal media dismiss as a conspiracy theory the notion that the Obama-Biden administration backed a putsch by neo-Nazis just so Hunter could land a well-paid job.
‘Friend and Mentor’ was KKK Leader but ‘Not a Grand Wizard’ — Phew!
Despite mainstream media attempts to “fact check” the controversy away, Netizens have made much of Biden’s 2010 eulogy for fellow-Democrat West Virginia senator Robert Byrd — a former leading member of white supremacist vigilante group the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
Byrd refused to fight against fascism in the Second World War, telling segregationist Mississippi senator Theodore G. Bilbo in a letter that he would rather see the US flag struck down than serve alongside black soldiers.
“I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side,” Byrd wrote. “Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”
A photo of Biden and Byrd together makes the rounds every time the president or other Dems accuse Republicans of pandering to racists.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-1&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1344828899700527105&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fsputniknews.com%2Fus%2F202101291081920746-mysterious-and-spooky–the-biden-family-and-its-dodgy-dealings%2F&siteScreenName=SputnikInt&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px
The media fact-checkers are anxious to point out how wrong the posts are to call Byrd a former Grand Wizard of the KKK. He was only a chapter head — or “Exalted Cyclops” — of the organisation notorious for lynching black people and civil rights campaigners, they stress.
On the basis of all the Gamestop and WallStBets hoohah this week, I joined Reddit yesterday. The first place I went was to the Trump supporting community. There was a note in it that announced, “debate is discouraged”. It didn’t bode well, but I posted this piece from yesterday’s Slog. In a little over one second, this panel came up:
Looks to me like the “moderators” didn’t ‘AskTrumpSupporters’ about their decision. Also looks to me like they can read posts at fifty times the speed of a Supreme Court judge reading a Guiliani affadavit. Also seems to me that it’s a tad odd calling a community Ask Trump Supporters, and when you ask them ‘Anyone missing the Donald yet?’ somehow you’ve broken the rules.
One clue is provided by comparing the size of the Trump clan on Reddit with the Boys for Biden; the former are outnumbered by four to one. About ninety plus per cent of all the comments on there are to do with the Gamestop phenomenon, most of it seemingly involving teens delusional about screwing up Wall Street. I won’t be going back.
Although Reddit is owned by Advance Publications, it bills itself as “a completely independent spin-off”. In fact, AP still has a majority shareholding, so you can scrub the independence spin. The AP Group owns Condé Nast, the New York Times and New Yorker.
In the 2020 election campaign, AP increased its donations to the Democrats fourfold from 2016. The Group hasn’t supprted a GOP candidate this century.
Last March, Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch (an apt surname) had his staffers run a Coronavirus hatchet job on Trump (‘He’s definitely melting down over this: Trump, germaphobe in chief, struggles to control the COVID-19 story’) bylined Gabriel Sherman. The piece – judge for yourselves – could’ve been written by Anthony Fauci – half-truths, baseless smears, inaccurate predictions….let’s just say it hasn’t aged well: one minute he’s a germaphobe, the next he’s a mask denier. Oh perleeeeze.
The rabid Trumpophobia on the New York Slimes needs no introduction, any more than the childish ‘parodies’ of The Donald in the New Yorker.
Advance Publications is a private company owned by the Newhouse family, surviving members of which are billionaires several times over. The Newhouse brothers Si and Donald liked Trump, seeing him privately as more a traditional Democrat than a Republican. But Si died in 2017, and when Donald expired last year, the gloves were taken off in this traditional DNC supporting group.
In the US media, you don’t so much confirm provenance by following the money as the DNA. Advance Publications is a Get Trump stronghold, and Reddit is simply part of it. I am now left wondering precisely how this ‘crowd betting’ David v Goliath BS really got started.
John Ward continues to search for a social medium that isn’t either unconstitutionally censorious, under-invested, foul-mouthed, counter-intuitive or merely a subcontractor for Military Intelligence.
In what appeared to be a display of brinkmanship, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said the first steps to restrict inspections related to the Additional Protocol would begin in the first week of the Iranian month of Esfand, which starts on Feb. 19.
“Our law is very clear regarding this issue,” he told a televised news conference. “But it does not mean Iran will stop other inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.”…
… “The People’s Republic of China is relentless in its pursuit of U.S. technology, much of which can be used for military purposes,” said Assistant Director Alan E. Kohler Jr. of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division. “The FBI is just as relentless in identifying and stopping those who violate export controls while doing business with China. Let us be clear, this is not business as usual. It is illegal and individuals and companies will pay a price for such violations.”…