Comment on Mitch McConnell Ends Nancy Pelosi’s Reign of Terror: ‘Impeachment stops with me as majority leader’ by Liz Young

It’s unfortunate that you’re still stuck on the Russian collusion hoax. Maybe one day you’ll be able to pull your head out of your @s*. Meanwhile Hillary and her rapist husband rake in millions from Russia and Odummy promised he would have more flexibility with Putin during his second term.

Comment on Mitch McConnell Ends Nancy Pelosi’s Reign of Terror: ‘Impeachment stops with me as majority leader’ by Liz Young

It’s unfortunate that you’re still stuck on the Russian collusion hoax. Maybe one day you’ll be able to pull your head out of your @s*. Meanwhile Hillary and her rapist husband rake in millions from Russia and Odummy promised he would have more flexibility with Putin during his second term.

California, New Jersey well represented on list of ‘miserable’ US cities

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Comment on Susan Collins Says Trump Made a “Big Mistake” Asking China to Investigate Biden by Brenda Primo

How did ms collins know biden will be trump’s politjcal opponent this 2020 elections? She’s discarding the other hopefuls in the democrat party? Besides, president trump has all the rights to exercise the functions of his office against recalcitrant and corrupt occupants of any government positions esp where people’s interests are concerned. Have you heard anything about BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST? That’s one impeachable offense and the Bidens obviously/factually betrayed the people’s trust!!!!

John Bel Edwards’ ‘Family Tradition’ Tainted by Grandfather’s Vote to Defy SCOTUS Desegregation Ruling

John Bel Edwards’ grandfather voted to enact several state laws that defied the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation ruling.

As Hong Kong ATMs Run Out Of Cash, Central Bank Steps In To Prevent “Panic Among The Public”

As Hong Kong ATMs Run Out Of Cash, Central Bank Steps In To Prevent “Panic Among The Public”

As the violence in Hong Kong escalates with every passing week, culminating on Friday with what was effectively the passage of martial law when the local government banned the wearing of masks at public assemblies, a colonial-era law that is meant to give the authorities a green light to finally crack down on protesters at will, one aspect of Hong Kong life seemed to be surprisingly stable: no, not the local economy, as HK retail sales just suffered their biggest drop on record as the continuing violent protests halt most if not all commerce:

We are talking about the local banks, which have been remarkably resilient in the face of the continued mass protests and the ever rising threat of violent Chinese retaliation which could destroy Hong Kong’s status as the financial capital of the Pacific Rim in a heart beat, and crush the local banking system. In short: despite the perfect conditions for a bank run, the locals continued to behave as if they had not a care in the world.

Only that is now changing, because one day after a junior JPMorgan banker was beaten in broad daylight by the protest mob, a SCMP report confirms that the social upheaval has finally spilled over into the financial world: according to the HK publication, the local central bank, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, was forced to issue a statement warning against a “malicious attempt to cause panic among the public” after rumors were spread online about the possibility of the government using emergency powers to impose foreign-exchange controls.

And while the de facto central bank stressed that the banking system remained robust and well positioned to withstand any market volatility, some of the statistics it provided gave a rather troubling impression: the monetary authority said that not only were more than 10% of 3,300 ATMs damaged and could not function, but that banks were negotiating with logistics firms to refill cash machines as 5% of them had run out of money, adding that banknote delivery was affected by the closure of shopping malls and MTR stations.

Will this be enough to prevent a bank run on the remaining ATMs? The answer will largely depend on what happens in the next 24-48 hours in Hong Kong, although the signs are grim.

Earlier in Saturday, Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, appealed to the public to condemn protest violence and disassociate themselves from rioters, saying the chaos they unleashed across the city the previous night after the announcement of a ban on the wearing of face masks at public assemblies was the reason such a controversial restriction had to be imposed in the first place.

In a five-minute taped video released on Saturday afternoon, a grim-faced Lam, flanked by 14 of her top officials, slammed those who were responsible for the “outrageous” rampage. After rioting mobs trashed MTR stations, set a train on fire and assaulted railway staff on Friday night, the entire network remained closed on Saturday, depriving citizens of their primary mode of public transport. It remained uncertain whether it would open on Sunday.

“Horribly violent incidents took place in various districts in Hong Kong last night. The extreme acts of the masked rioters were shocking and the level of vandalism was unprecedented,” Lam said.

“The extreme acts of the rioters brought dark hours to Hong Kong last night and half-paralysed society today. Everyone is worried, anxious and even in fear.”

Carrie Lam, flanked by 14 of her ministers, blasted the acts of rioters on Friday night and called them ‘shocking and outrageous

Meanwhile, Hong Kong is on the verge of complete socio-economic paralysis as dozens of shopping centres, retail outlets, grocery stores and banks did not open for business for fear of more protest violence and vandalism.

Lam mentioned the case of a plain-clothes officer who was beaten and burned with petrol bombs by a mob in Yuen Long, saying he “had no choice but to shoot in self-defence”, wounding a teenager who was later arrested on charges of taking part in a riot and assaulting police. The violence provided solid grounds for imposing the anti-mask law, she said, defending the government’s decision to introduce it by invoking the tough colonial-era Emergency Regulations Ordinance for the first time in more than half a century.

“The government will curb violence with utmost determination,” she said. “Let’s condemn violence together and resolutely disassociate with rioters.”

Alas, if she had hoped her address would ease tensions, she was wrong: even as Lam’s video message was being broadcast on television and shared on the internet, hundreds of Hongkongers, many of them masked, started to march from Causeway Bay to Central to protest against the ban.

One of the marchers, a 22-year-old named Louie, said it was unfair of Lam to ask the public to shun masked rioters.

“She is making us a target even though we are the ones fighting for our freedom as Hongkongers,” she said. “Masks hold an important symbol in Hong Kong. We used masks during the Sars [severe acute respiratory syndrome] outbreak of 2003 and to protect ourselves against tear gas. It’s a symbol of resistance and you cannot take that away from us.”

Earlier on Saturday, Security Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu made a similar appeal for the public to stop supporting the rioters, while dismissing accusations that the government had added fuel to the fire with the mask ban.

“The introduction of the anti-mask regulation is to make sure that those who commit crimes and commit violence will have to face justice, so that they cannot hide behind their masks to escape their responsibilities,” Lee said.

“What is adding oil to violence is people’s support for these acts or people’s acquiescence in finding reasons for this violence to continue. So what is important is that everybody comes out to say, ‘No, society will not accept violence.’”
Lee noted that no one had been arrested yet under the new law that came into effect on Saturday.

Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said the government would not rule out tougher measures using emergency powers if the protests continued to spiral out of control. These could include extending detention hours for those arrested and directly funding police without prior scrutiny by the legislature.

Ultimately, however, it will be up to China: does Beijing allow the protests to gather ever more momentum and international support before it intervenes, or will the People’s Liberation Army finally make a grand entry and begins the crackdown that marks the beginning of the end for Hong Kong as the financial pearl of the orient.

For an indication of what happens next, keep an eye on bitcoin: as we reported previously, LocalBitcoins, a popular platform for directly trading Bitcoin peer-to-peer, posted its highest trading volume ever in Hong Kong last week.

And if the local ATMs just happen to “run out” of money, watch as Hong Kong demand for bitcoin and other altcoins – not to mention gold – sends shockwaves across the world… and prices sharply higher.


Tyler Durden

Sat, 10/05/2019 – 23:00

Biden repeats vow to beat Trump ‘like a drum’ in Washington Post op-ed, says ‘you won’t destroy my family’

Presidential candidate Joe Biden penned an Op-Ed for the Washington Post to be published in Sunday’s paper highlighting what he believes to be President Trump’s ineptitude for the highest office.

A Fake Letter To Fake Employees On The Verge Of A Modern IPO

A Fake Letter To Fake Employees On The Verge Of A Modern IPO

Authored by Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal

ILLUSTRATION: ZOHAR LAZAR

To the staff:

Folks, I know everyone was excited about cashing in on our upcoming public offering, but it looks like this whole “profitability” craze is here to stay, at least for a while. We’re going to have to delay the IPO. Believe me, I am as disappointed as you are. I’d already picked out four private islands! Which technically would have been—yes—my own archipelago. Sigh.

In the meantime, we’re going to have to tighten up until this businesses-should-make-money fad blows over. Here are some company-wide decisions, effective immediately:

After great consideration, we are going to sell the private jets. This is a decision that is both symbolic and practical. It was not a good look for us to own a fleet of Gulfstreams. It was especially not a good look for us to fly them to Rome for Thursday pizza nights.

We are also going to sell the company elephant, Bobo. We all loved him, and he was fantastic at staff birthday parties, but Bobo was becoming a bit of a distraction in the office. And let’s face it: the smell.

Our founder has emailed to ask that you no longer refer to him as Supreme Genius Being of Gaia. He’s back to being Dennis.

Also: Dennis’s 2020 independent presidential campaign has NOT ended. It’s simply “suspended.” (Admittedly, I do think Dennis got a little bored and forgot he was running.)

Remember, Dennis is still in month three of a two-year executive vow of silence, so do not expect a verbal response from him on any of these topics.

Those of you who “borrowed” a company Bugatti from the company Bugatti share, please return it ASAP.

We need to put a good public face on our situation. If a stranger mentions the IPO delay and asks you what our company is really about, take a good look at the their footwear. If they’re wearing dress shoes, say “we’re a revenue-based subscription model.” If they’re wearing sneakers, it’s still OK to say “we’re a lifestyle brand.”

I don’t know what a “lifestyle brand” is, either, but if you get stuck, just say “it’s like Nike meets Netflix.”

If they keep asking questions, just run and hide behind a tall plant.

Really, all you need to know is this: We are not launching a chain of fast-casual vegan restaurants on the moon in November. It’s delayed indefinitely.

Same goes for the cat yoga studios. We’ll workshop those internally, with stuffed cats.

There will no longer be a manager’s retreat in Gstaad, Switzerland. It will be at Applebee’s.

We are not going to be breaking ground on HQ 2.0. Wall Street did not seem terribly enthused with Dennis’s idea for a Frank Gehry-designed underwater office building with a private missile defense system and a dolphin launch.

Playing beer pong on Friday afternoon is still OK. But please stop playing Pappy Van Winkle 23 pong. And no more Ortolan Wednesdays.

I regret the Rolling Stones will not be playing the Holiday Party, as previously announced. Instead, it will be Side Door, the band Dennis’s son founded with his teammates on the USC crew team.

Ashton Kutcher is STILL visiting the office on Tuesday. Smiles, everyone! And zipped lips about Bobo. Bobo loved Ashton.

Last but not least, and you probably saw this coming, but we will not be furnishing company logo fleece vests for the winter.

I know this stresses some of you out. Because of this, we will be returning carbohydrates to the cafeteria.


Tyler Durden

Sat, 10/05/2019 – 22:30

REPORT: Joe Biden tries to turn attention to ‘wholly unfit’ president in scathing OpEd

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by WashingtonPost:

Joe Biden on Saturday sought to take a more aggressive tone in combating President Trump, a shift in strategy amid signs of worry among campaign donors and supporters that his message is getting lost in an onslaught from the White House.

Biden wrote an op-ed that was published Saturday night in The Washington Post, attempting to refocus attention on Trump’s impropriety in asking Ukrainian leaders to investigate Biden’s family.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Enough is enough. Every day — every few hours, seemingly — more evidence is uncovered revealing that President Trump is abusing the power of the presidency and is wholly unfit to be president,” Biden wrote. “He is using the highest office in the land to advance his personal political interests instead of the national interest.”

On Saturday night, Biden’s campaign issued a memo to reporters with a subject:  “Biden Campaign Will Hammer Donald Trump While Focusing On The Issues.”

“This campaign will continue to focus on the issues that impact people’s lives while simultaneously hammering Donald Trump for his unprecedented abuse of power and correcting the record on the mountain of lies Trump and his allies continue to spread about Joe Biden,” the memo, written by deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield, said.

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VIDEO: Kanye West defends his support for Trump: It’s ‘mental slavery’ to make decisions based on race

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM:

Rapper Kanye West once again defended his support of President Trump, arguing that it’s “mental slavery” to make decisions or vote based on skin color.

“That’s the Republican party that freed the slaves,” West said on Saturday during his Sunday Service session in Salt Lake City, Utah, pointing to the fact that former Republican President Abraham Lincoln was in office when slavery in the United States ended.

The article goes on to state the following:

He continued by saying people criticize him because he “chose my right.”

7,000 to 10,000 people join West’s Sunday service, the Deseret News reported.

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TRUMP TWEETS: Taunts Democrats, Schiff over whistleblowers: ‘Keep them coming!’

President Donald J. Trump took to Twitter Saturday night to comment on a second potential whistleblower.

“A second intelligence official is reportedly considering whether to file a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump over his handling of Ukraine-related issues,” the Daily Caller reports.

“The official has more direct knowledge of the events described in a CIA analyst’s complaint filed with the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG) on Aug. 12, The New York Times reported Friday,” the Caller reported.

Trump tweeted:

“The first so-called second hand information ‘Whistleblower’ got my phone conversation almost completely wrong, so now word is they are going to the bench and another ‘Whistleblower’ is coming in from the Deep State, also with second hand info. Meet with Shifty. Keep them coming!”

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