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Dirty money and exploding property prices.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous: Confronting Dirty Money in US Real Estate - Harvard International Review
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:17 PM
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Ok, here's an outlier. According to an Iranian newspaper, a Russian newspaper claims Russian planes shot down some of Trump's cruise missiles: Russian Media: 36 Lost US Missiles in Syria Airbase Attack Likely Intercepted by Russian Air Force
That's not impossible, the cruise missiles are subsonic and probably should be easily spotted on radar from above, that and their heat signature. They're a little hard to shoot down from the ground though, you don't see them until their almost on you, and zoom past at 600 mph only dozens of meters off the deck. But a supersonic jet fighter should be able to intercept them, especially if they knew where and when they were coming, which the Russians did, thanks to Herr Trumpler practically asking Pooty-Put's permission to act macho.
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“Not all missiles made their target,” says Dr. Theodore Karasik, a senior advisor to Gulf State Analytics. “There were supposed to be 60. One malfunctioned on one of the ships. 36 made target, the remainder did not. And, there’s a question of where did they go?”

Dr. Karasik, a former senior political scientist in the International Policy and Security Group at RAND Corporation, spent the last decade in the Middle East and retains an extensive network in the region.

“The missing [missiles] were either brought down by S-300 battery or were taken over by Russian electronic jamming and were plunged into the sea,” explains Dr. Karasik.
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:14 AM
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Be Smart When You Compare Reagan's Economy to Obama's - Ritholtz
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Ok, here's a pretty reliable source saying it: BREAKING: Former Israeli Defense Minister Confirms Israeli Collaboration with ISIS in Syria - Tikun Olam¯
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:07 PM
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Also, a reasonable explanation on how al-Qaeda could have staged that chemical attack: How did al-Qaeda know in advance about the Syrian air strike? | Dissident Voice
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:05 PM
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Oooohkay.

Finland is turning 100 this year, so there is stuff going on. One of the stuffs is a celebratory coin series to be minted, which is usually pretty standard stuff, really.

Today the released pictures of some of them. The first one is titled The Civil War and covers the fist couple of decades:



That is a copy of a photograph of one side of the civil war executing people from the other side. Genocide. Lovely.

And I just saw another one:


Title Global Fairness, it is the corpse of drowned 3-year-old Alan Kurdi being carried by a border guard. WTF? And it didn't even happen in this country.

Someone - several people, in fact - must have thought that these were a Good Idea.
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Hizbullah booby-traps al-Qaeda's booby-trap expert:

Hezbollah assassinates notorious Al-Qaeda booby trap chief near Lebanese border
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:27 AM
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That's right up there as Bill O'Reilly getting fired. I love it when a wife-beater and racist is shit-canned for sexual harassment.

Also, if you could let me know when Finland has the James Foley Beheading Coin, that would be p. cool Miisa -- thanks.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:01 AM
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The U.S. just lost a trade battle with Mexico - Apr. 25, 2017

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Study Shows Islamic State's Primary Opponent in Syria Is Government Forces, IHS Markit Says | IHS Online Newsroom

So yeah, bombing them, as Israel likes to do, is supporting ISIS and al-Qaeda.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:09 PM
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And this is probably good news for ISIS too: Kurdish troops destroy 4 Turkish tanks amid major escalation

Following this: Turkish Army attacks Kurdish-held village north of Aleppo
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:44 PM
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Whores sell out the country they allegedly 'represent' again...

All 100 U.S. Senators demand UN take action against 'anti-Israel agenda' - U.S. News - Haaretz.com
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German soldier posing as a Syrian refugee arrested for planning 'false flag' terror attack | The Independent

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The unidentified soldier was detained when he went to retrieve a loaded pistol he had hidden in a bathroom at Vienna International Airport.

The public prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt said the 28-year-old is suspected of planning a serious “state-threatening act of violence”, fraud and violating firearms laws
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:16 AM
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Kinda excellent.

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Kinda cute.

I want to know - scripted? actors? and if not, how many pairs did they need to film before they got enough usable material? [/cynic]

And how many said "sorry, I don't like Heineken but I'll sit while you drink"
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Old 04-29-2017, 06:56 PM
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You could try their Twitter, let us know what you find out. :)
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To go with the climate change guy they should've had a flat earther.

Also I wonder why they went with a transphobe instead of a racist...

I think the transphobe is the most likely to change his mind, since he may have never really talked to a trans person, while the other two have definitely talked to women and people who believe in global warming.

But the other two seem a bit too strident and asshole-y for that approach to be very likely to change much.
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Workers Slam Insensitive Plea to Chip In for Director's Sailing Boat - NBC News

Seems a nice place to work.
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That has to be someone trolling, no? That'd be a great way to draw attention to the problem.
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I thought some folken would like this.

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Indeed, it’s the richness and variety of personalities that make the Pooh stories so vibrant and enduring, since the contrasts between the characters create the dramatic rub that adds color to their visits, conversations, and meanderings through the forest. There’s the permanently hungry and ingenuous Pooh himself, playful and nervous Piglet, energetic Tigger, and the sad-eyed, depressive Eeyore. Eeyore’s personality might be termed downright self-pitying at times—acknowledgment of a remarkably adult trait, unusual in children’s books. His home is called “Gloomy Place.”

While there are few glum characters in most children’s books, anthropomorphized animals are of course a staple of the genre. The complex personalities of Milne’s animal characters are offset by the refreshing simplicity of their names: other than Pooh (named for a real bear whose owner came from Winnipeg to London), they are called by the common names of their species, or very slight variants of them: there’s Piglet of course, and Kanga and Roo, and Tigger is perhaps an early reader’s rendering of tiger. The rabbit is Rabbit, and even the owl is called Owl. (Gopher was added later by Disney.) It stands to reason, then, that in this company Eeyore’s name shouldn’t be quite as exotic as it might appear.
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Keith Richards is routinely referred to as Keef in a similar way, and, perhaps most notably, hesitation noises are transcribed differently on either side of the Atlantic: for um, British writers often use erm, and the American use of uh or ah is spelled er in British English. Read with an r-dropping accent, these transcriptions make much more sense.
Been listening to Harry Potter on audiobook, and that dumb fuck says "er" plenty. The voice actor pronounces it "uh", but we all know what it really sounds like.

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Which audio book narrator? The Stephen Fry ones are sold in the UK. I've listened to some of that other narrator's - but Fry's are better.
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Israel refuses new visa for correspondent of major Dutch newspaper: Israel weigert correspondent NRC verlenging visum - NRC

According to the article in the NRC, there had been incidents before where the correspondent was criticized for 'activism', i.e. wrting things that the Israeli powers that be don't like.
All Dutch papers are in fact nauseatingly pro-Israel, so they are seriously starting to shoot their own feet over there.
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