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|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 4:38pm On May 06|
---Trump supporters were adamant that he has got the financial power to run both FB and Twitter out of business---yet he keeps getting ban like a troll---
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 4:30pm On May 06|
John Brakey, an official helping oversee the audit of the 2020 Arizona election, says auditors are looking for bamboo fibers because of a baseless accusation that 40K ballots from Asia were smuggled here.
Arizona Election Auditors Check Ballots for Bamboo Fibers After Conspiracy Theorists Claim 40,000 Votes Were ‘Flown in’ from Asia
---This is getting real spooky---
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|Politics / Re: 29 College Of Forestry Students Abducted In Kaduna Regain Freedom (Video) by feedthenation(m): 12:52pm On May 06|
---it seems banditry and kidnapping are very lucrative nowadays---under the PMB - APC led government---
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 11:03pm On May 05|
---Mitch McConnell and the GOP gang now realizing that they should have had a hearing in 2016 and confirmed AG Merrick Garland as U.S. Supreme Court Justice---he's busy getting down to business of the clearing the mess left behind by Bill Barr---
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 11:00pm On May 05|
BUSTED: Trump-loving Huntington Beach official caught filing for unemployment – while receiving his full salary
A fully employed California city councilman -- who's also a vocal Donald Trump supporter and notorious coronavirus conspiracist -- got caught filing for unemployment.
Tito Ortiz, a UFC star and Huntington Beach councilman, filed an unemployment claim Feb. 22 with the California Employment Development Department stating that was "still working part-time or on-call – related to the coronavirus (COVID-19)," reported the Orange County Register.
"He's been receiving the same amount of wages and hours," Mayor Kim Carr told KNBC-TV.
City council members are paid $1,500 a month, according to the mayor, and city manager Oliver Chi told the Register they have continued to receive $81 stipends and $698 expense allowances every two weeks throughout the pandemic, for a total of $779 on top of their salaries https://www.rawstory.com/tito-ortiz/
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 6:30pm On May 05|
---A 6th Grader who is very much more intelligent and articulate than @Dapcity and Fox News host Brian Kilmeade----
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 5:26pm On May 05|
---It would have been a great disservice to social media if Trump's ban was lifted---just look at his latest statement about Liz Cheney, Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell---Trump will never change---he is a total narcissist---
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 5:18pm On May 05|
---This is very good---because domestic terrorist shouldn't be allowed on social media---the news back then was that Trump's ban would signal the end of both FB and Twitter---alas---Trump is the one being reduced to a media platform pre-2000 level--- despite having financial funds in the millions---
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|Sports / Re: Clemens Westerhof Celebrates His 81st Birthday (Pictures) by feedthenation(m): 12:53pm On May 05|
---Westerhof is a 'Nigerian' Legend---HBD to him---
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 11:43am On May 05|
Trump launched his new Social Media Platform
---To have access to Trump's platform---MAGAs have to sign up---not sure Nairaland MAGAs have the financial resources to be part of Trump's new media platform---https://www.rawstory.com/trump-social-media-live-journal/
|Politics / Re: 2023: PDP Considers Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal As Possible Presidential Flagbearer by feedthenation(m): 5:54pm On May 04|
---Atiku again---PDP just want to finish his huge financial resources---
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 5:39pm On May 04|
---here's another one---
Ex-GA deputy bragged to extremist group about beating Black man in custody, FBI says
A former Middle Georgia sheriff’s deputy bragged in text messages with members of an alleged extremist group that he had beaten a Black person he arrested and planned to charge Black Georgians with felonies to keep them from voting, according to an FBI affidavit.
The ex-Wilkinson County deputy, Cody Richard Griggers, of Montrose, was fired last November after the FBI contacted the sheriff there about an investigation into illegal guns and their alleged ties to a California man said to have made violent political statements on Facebook.
Griggers, 28, a former Marine, pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court in Macon to one count of possession of an unregistered firearm, a crime the authorities discovered in their probe, which began last summer. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in July https://www.macon.com/news/nation-world/national/article251004169.html
|Politics / Re: Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK): Nigerian Army Renames Operation In The North East by feedthenation(m): 10:35pm On Apr 30|
---Regardless of the name change---the BK boys are still using the NA as target practise---
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 6:01pm On Apr 30|
---Roger Stone begging 'gullible' supporters for money on Parler---
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 4:25pm On Apr 30|
---full of conspiracy theory from the stables of Al-Q-Anon---
Arizona Republicans using UV lights to 'prove' QAnon conspiracy theory in bonkers election audit
Arizona Republicans are using ultraviolet light in an attempt to confirm an element of the QAnon conspiracy theory.
The GOP-led state Senate is conducting an audit of former president Donald Trump's election loss in the state with the assistance of a cybersecurity firm, and one of the pieces of evidence they're attempting to find comes directly from the right-wing online conspiracy theory, reported the Arizona Capitol Times.
"Called [Piton] earlier and had a chat about the potential use of the UV light station," wrote Ron Watkins, the former 8kun administrator rumored to be the originator of the QAnon conspiracies. "Since UV is able to detect oil from fingerprints, if there are no fingerprints on the ballot then the likelihood of the ballot being marked through a non-human process is high."
Watkins does not live in the United States, but he has been watching livestream video of the audit posted online by One American News and claims to have seen evidence of wrongdoing.
The cybersecurity firm Cyber Ninja, whose CEO Doug Logan is involved in the "Stop The Steal" movement and has interacted on social media with Watkins, although he won't say how much of a role the conspiracy theorist has in the audit.
Auditors are using the ultraviolet light to scan ballots looking for secret watermarks the Trump administration supposedly placed on "official ballots," which originated last year in the QAnon movement.
Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the Senate liaison for the audit, confirmed they were looking for watermarks using UV equipment, although Watkins has complained volunteers weren't conducting the process properlyhttps://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/04/28/fact-check-qanon-watermarked-ballot-conspiracy-theory-still-false/7388639002/
|Politics / Re: Nnewi Rebrands Its Security Outfit, Gets 7 Vehicles (Photos) by feedthenation(m): 3:42pm On Apr 30|
---We are as a nation gradually walking into anarchy with so many different security outfits all over the regions---
|Business / Re: Why CBN Sacked First Bank Board — Emefiele (Full Text) by feedthenation(m): 12:49pm On Apr 30|
---Due financial process and due diligence not been followed by the custodians of FBN----
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 12:41pm On Apr 30|
---The U.S. Supreme Court have put an end to all election fraud cases---even Trump is already thinking about running for president in 2024---but here you are, still holding on to baseless alleged election fraud case---
Donald Trump Says '100 Percent' He's 'Thinking About Running' for President in 2024
Former President Donald Trump asserted that he's definitely considering running for the White House again in 2024.
In a Thursday phone interview with Fox Business show Mornings With Maria, Trump strongly criticized President Joe Biden following the commander in chief's speech to Congress overviewing his achievements during his first 100 days in office, as well as his ambitions for further legislation and government action. Trump took aim at Biden over proposed tax increases for the wealthy, his policy toward China and the influx of undocumented migrants at the southern border.
Trump also said that he is certainly weighing running for the presidency again. Asked by host Maria Bartiromo about his plans, he quickly responded, "Yes, 100 percent."
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 11:31am On Apr 30|
A confession letter written by Joel Greenberg in the final months of the Trump presidency claims that he and close associate Rep. Matt Gaetz paid for sex with multiple women—as well as a girl who was 17 at the time.
“On more than one occasion, this individual was involved in sexual activities with several of the other girls, the congressman from Florida’s 1st Congressional District and myself,” Greenberg wrote in reference to the 17-year-old. “From time to time, gas money or gifts, rent or partial tuition payments were made to several of these girls, including the individual who was not yet 18. I did see the acts occur firsthand and Venmo transactions, Cash App or other payments were made to these girls on behalf of the Congressman.”
The letter, which The Daily Beast recently obtained, was written after Greenberg asked Roger Stone to help him secure a pardon from then-President Donald Trump.
In late 2020, Greenberg was out of jail and in communication with Stone. A series of private messages between the two—also recently obtained by The Daily Beast—shows a number of exchanges between Greenberg and Stone conducted over the encrypted messaging app Signal, with communications set to disappear. However, Greenberg appears to have taken screenshots of a number of their conversations.
“If I get you $250k in Bitcoin would that help or is this not a financial matter,” Greenberg wrote to Stone.
“I understand all of this and have taken it into consideration,” Stone replied. “I will know more in the next 24 hours I cannot push too hard because of the nonsense surrounding pardons.”
“I hope you are prepared to wire me $250,000 because I am feeling confident,” Stone wrote to Greenberg on Jan. 13.
In a text message to The Daily Beast, Stone said that Greenberg had tried to hire him to assist with a pardon but he denied asking for or receiving payment or interceding on his behalf. He did, however, confirm he had Greenberg prepare “a document explaining his prosecution.”
In the private text messages, Greenberg described his activities with Gaetz, repeatedly referring to the congressman by his initials, “MG,” or as “Matt.”
“My lawyers that I fired, know the whole story about MG’s involvement,” Greenberg wrote to Stone on Dec. 21. “They know he paid me to pay the girls and that he and I both had sex with the girl who was underage.”
As part of the effort to obtain a pardon, Greenberg wrote multiple drafts of his confession letter. The Daily Beast obtained two typed versions and an earlier handwritten one. Certified forensic document examiner and handwriting expert Wendy Carlson compared the letter to writing samples obtained through two public records requests. She said it was her professional expert opinion that the person who authored a 2019 financial disclosure for Joel Greenberg, as well as Greenberg’s 2020 board of elections form, was the same as the author of the letter.
“The person who authored the forms has been identified as the person who authored the letter,” Carlson said.
In those letters, Greenberg detailed his relationship with Gaetz. He confessed to paying young women for sex. And he claimed that he, Gaetz, and others had sex with a minor they believed to be 19 at the time. Greenberg said he learned she was underage on Sept. 4, 2017 from “an anonymous tip” and quickly contacted Gaetz.
“Immediately I called the congressman and warned him to stay clear of this person and informed him she was underage,” Greenberg wrote. “He was equally shocked and disturbed by this revelation.”
Greenberg continued in the handwritten draft that he “confronted” the then-17-year-old and explained to her “how serious of a situation this was, how many people she put in danger.”
“She apologized and recognized that by lying about her age, she endangered many people,” he continued. “There was no further contact with this individual until after her 18th birthday.”
But after she reached the age of legal consent in Florida, Greenberg reestablished contact. As The Daily Beast previously reported, about five months after her 18th birthday, Gaetz sent Greenberg $900 in two Venmo transactions—one titled “Test” and the other titled “hit up ___.” The blank, however, was a nickname for this girl, and Greenberg paid her and two other women a total of $900 about six hours later.
In his confession letter, Greenberg also admitted he facilitated Gaetz’s interaction with college students—and paid them on his behalf.
“All of the girls were in college or post college and it was not uncommon for either myself or the Congressman to help anyone [sic] of these girls financially, whether it was a car payment, a flight home to see their family or something as simple as helping pay a speeding ticket,” Greenberg wrote.
A partial record of Greenberg’s Venmo and Cash App transactions suggests that payments were usually for a lot more than “gas money.” The Daily Beast identified more than 150 Venmo payments from Greenberg to women, as well as more than 70 additional payments on the Cash App, that were generally between $300 and $500—though some exceeded $1,000. The Daily Beast also talked to 12 of the more than 40 different women who received money, and they all said they understood Greenberg was paying them at least in part for sex.
Greenberg, a disgraced local politician in Florida, currently faces a sweeping 33-count indictment that ranges from stalking to sex trafficking. In March, The New York Times revealed that the initial investigation into the Seminole County tax official expanded as agents looked into his role in arranging paid sexual encounters for his friend, Matt Gaetz.
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|Politics / Re: President Buhari Presides Over Security Meeting by feedthenation(m): 11:26am On Apr 30|
---Security meeting with no visible solutions---
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 6:06pm On Apr 29|
---They are learning from the Grifter-in-Chief---
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 11:53am On Apr 29|
---The 'Sleepy' GOPs Ted Cruz and Mitt Romney---at Joe Biden speech to Congress---
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 11:40am On Apr 29|
---More from CBS News poll---
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 11:26am On Apr 29|
---Finally---about time---the rule of law at work---
---The last time a Trump lawyer was raided he went to prison---Rudy is the 2nd Trump lawyer to be raided... what are the odds of that---
Federal investigators in Manhattan executed a search warrant on Wednesday at the Upper East Side apartment of Rudolph W. Giuliani... stepping up a criminal investigation into Mr. Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine"
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 10:41am On Apr 29|
---So refreshing to have a President who is decent, honest and honorable deliver speech yesterday---
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|Politics / Re: Dino Melaye: Yahaya Bello, My Fraudulent Governor Bags 419 Award (Photo) by feedthenation(m): 5:28pm On Apr 26|
---Dino Melaye should present his certificate from ABU---
|Politics / Re: US Secretary Of State, Antony Blinken To Meet With Buhari Over Security, Economy by feedthenation(m): 4:25pm On Apr 26|
---The US Secretary of State is on a fruitless mission---PMB doesn't listen to anyone---
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 4:14pm On Apr 23|
---A trans-gender thinking GOP will vote for her is high-key delusional.---Kim will be her campaign manager---
|Travel / Re: Gridlock: Sanwo-olu Looks On As Trucks Take Over Apapa by feedthenation(m): 3:48pm On Apr 23|
---That road needs seriously supernatural intervention---past administrations have tried to do something---it is still the same issue---
|Travel / Re: Sokoto Corper Shares Her Experience With Max Air by feedthenation(m): 3:22pm On Apr 23|
---It is amazing how airline business is still profitable with the way customers are treated---
|Politics / Re: Ambassadorial Clearance: Disquiet As Olonishakin, Buratai, Others Await Postings by feedthenation(m): 1:55pm On Apr 23|
---When these ex-service chiefs should be answering questions about their time between 2015-2021---under their watch---the BK boys waxed stronger---and the security issues are bad---
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by feedthenation(m): 1:51pm On Apr 23|
---@basilico---you are still on the Nov 3 election results---when everyone have moved on---even Trump is already campaigning towards 2024---'forward ever, backward never'---
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