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Charities say they never got the donations Jeffrey Epstein claims he made - NBC News

This just keeps getting more interesting by the minute. I cannot imagine how anyone could bullshit so many for so long. Why did no one call out his lies before now?? Is actual tax fraud involved?

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Charities say they never got the donations Jeffrey Epstein claims he made - NBC News

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In press releases for the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, Epstein claims he donated to more than 100 organizations after pleading guilty to a state charge in a deal with federal prosecutors in Florida and registering as a sex offender in 2008. From 2015 to 2017, Epstein's foundation, Gratitude America Ltd., which was first revealed by the Daily Beast, gave away $1.84 million to charities around the country, according to federal tax filings. Epstein also said he gave $30 million to Harvard University prior to his 2008 plea deal.

But some of the alleged recipients of Epstein's donations said they had not received any donations or they disputed the size of his gifts. In addition, the Chronicle of Philanthropy keeps a running database from 2006 of major gifts more than a million dollars and has no record of any gifts from Epstein, according to staff writer Maria DiMento.

NBC News reached out to 56 charities that were listed as grant recipients in multiple press releases from Epstein's foundation or his foundation's IRS filings between 2010 and 2017. Thirty-two organizations did not return requests for comment. Of the 24 organizations that responded, 10 said they had no record of any donations from Epstein or Gratitude America.

For example, Epstein lists New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art as a recipient of contributions from the Jeffrey Epstein Foundation between 2010 and 2012. According to a spokesperson for the museum, however, "The Metropolitan Museum of Art has not received any major donations from Jeffrey Epstein or his foundation, only that he purchased tickets to two benefits in the early 1990s."

Other organizations that said they had no record of a donation included Duke University, Ohio State University and the Metropolitan Opera. The Elton John AIDS Foundation said it had not received a donation, but Gratitude America's filings show a donation.

Five organizations confirmed donations from Epstein or his foundation. The Santa Fe Institute says the last donation it received from Epstein was in 2010. The institute lists its mission on its tax filing as a "transdisciplinary research community that expands the boundaries of scientific understanding." Jenna Marshall, spokesperson for the institute, said in an email that Epstein's behavior was "appalling" and that SFI had not accepted any money from him since 2010. "Following news of Mr. Epstein's actions," Marshall said, "the SFI leadership team held a meeting and unanimously decided the Institute would not accept any donations from Mr. Epstein

https://apple.news/AJzP5zpChSi23q0N53CUVqA
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:36 PM (2 replies)

Another nail in Russiagate coffin? Federal judge destroys key Mueller report claim

Bwahahaha-fucking-ha!

Another nail in Russiagate coffin? Federal judge destroys key Mueller report claim

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s claim of “sweeping and systematic” Russian meddling in the 2016 US election just took another body blow, as a federal judge ruled that his indictment of a ‘troll farm’ is not actual proof of it.

https://www.rt.com/usa/463880-judge-mueller-concord-russiagate/

Fucking what some of ‘us’ who understand the law have been saying all along!!!!

Bwahahaha-fucking-ha!
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:33 PM (9 replies)

Ilhan Omar admits she may have flubbed facts in dramatic story she told high school students

Seems like she gets a lot of things wrong. Like immigration and tax fraud. Obviously her personal anecdotes are even on the ‘iffy’ side.

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Ilhan Omar admits she may have flubbed facts in dramatic story she told high school students

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She recalled a “sweet, old… African-American lady” who was detained for a whole weekend for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her “starving 5-year-old granddaughter,” according to the Washington Post, and screamed an expletive in court after the woman was fined $80 for the crime.

“I couldn’t control my emotions," Omar told students, “because I couldn’t understand how a roomful of educated adults could do something so unjust.”

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Omar apparently “flubbed some facts” when telling the story to the students and told the newspaper that the woman may have not been just a one-time innocent shoplifter.

“She might have had a prior ,” Omar said. “I’m not sure…The details might not have all matched, but that’s what I remember.”

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Omar fired back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she criticized the freshmen Democrats for voting against the $4.6 billion border bill signed into law last week by President Trump by saying “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world … They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

“Patetico! You know they’re just salty about WHO is wielding the power to shift ‘public sentiment’ these days, sis,” Omar tweeted. “Sorry not sorry.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ilhan-omar-admits-flubbed-facts-america-racism-injustice-story.amp

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The only thing Mogadishu Mama is good for is getting on Pelosi’s last nerve.
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Tue Jul 9, 2019, 03:36 PM (1 replies)

Mainstream Media "Outraged!" That US Missiles Are In "Unknown" Libyan Rebel Hands

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The New York Times is outraged, just outraged! — that US anti-tank missiles have been found in "unknown" Libyan rebel hands. Of course, when tons of American military hardware was covertly sent to al-Qaeda linked "rebels" fighting to topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, and when those same weapons were later transferred to the anti-Assad insurgency in Syria, many of them no doubt used by ISIS and al-Nusra Front, the mainstream media didn't find much to complain about. But now the "scandal" is being uncovered in 2019?

Currently, it's the UN-backed government in Tripoli which finds itself on the receiving end of deadly accurate high-tech US-made weapons systems, according to the Times:

Libyan government fighters discovered a cache of powerful American missiles, usually sold only to close American allies, at a captured rebel base in the mountains south of Tripoli this week.

The four Javelin anti-tank missiles, which cost more than $170,000 each, had ended up bolstering the arsenal of Gen. Khalifa Hifter, whose forces are waging a military campaign to take over Libya and overthrow a government the United States supports.

Markings on the missiles’ shipping containers indicate that they were originally sold to the United Arab Emirates, an important American partner, in 2008.

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The NYT offered further details of the US weapons recovered this week as follows:

Markings on the missile crates identify their joint manufacturer, the arms giants Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, and a contract number that corresponds with a $115 million order for Javelin missiles that was placed by the United Arab Emirates and Oman in 2008.

Again, isn't it a little late for the mainstream media to somehow only now discover and care about the "scandal" of major US weapons systems in "unknown rebel hands"?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-29/mainstream-media-outraged-us-missiles-are-unknown-libyan-rebel-hands

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You mean we’re still not operating under the rule “It’s okay if Prez Peace Prize was a weapons dealer” now. Or is the media going to continue to pretend that it’s a big mystery how those weapons got there?

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Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Mon Jul 1, 2019, 10:45 AM (4 replies)

Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers

CROSS POSTED FROM ‘MONEY’

(Would have put this in Tech but we all know it’s really about money.)

Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers

Bloomberg) -- It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.

The Max software -- plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw -- was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs.

Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace -- notably India.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloombergquint.com/amp/business/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers

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Well, at least we know how much Boeing figures a plane full of passengers lives are worth, huh?
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:52 PM (6 replies)

Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers

(Would have put this in Tech but we all know it’s really about money.)

Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers

Bloomberg) -- It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.

The Max software -- plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw -- was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs.

Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace -- notably India.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloombergquint.com/amp/business/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers

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Well, at least we know how much Boeing figures a plane full of passengers lives are worth, huh?
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:49 PM (1 replies)

The Dark Secret Of Lake Malawi: Trading Sex For Fish

"Sex for fish."

That unlikely phrase is used in some lakefront communities in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world where men catch the fish and women sell the catch to local customers.

In Malawi, for instance, a woman may take a fisherman's catch and promise to pay him once she's made her sales. Only she might have trouble selling all the fish. So she might pay off what she owes for the fish by engaging in a sexual encounter.

Either the man or the woman "just suggests, let's have sex as a way of compensating," says Benjamin Kachikho, a project officer with the Malawi office of the Timotheos Foundation, which focuses on social issues such as education about HIV..

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It's also a practice that a community may not approve of. The fish traders often do not want their neighbors to know if they engage in transactional sex.

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But it is clear why it happens. "Poverty is the main reason for fish for sex," Kachikho says. "If you are poor, you are stuck."

Stuck — and at risk. Kachikho and others in Malawi and Kenya believe that fish for sex is a contributor to the spread of HIV in a part of the world where the rate of HIV is high. In Malawi, approximately 1 in 10 adults ages 15 to 64 is HIV-positive, according to UNAIDS — one of the highest rates in the world.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/06/28/736296041/the-dark-secret-of-lake-malawi-trading-sex-for-fish
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Fri Jun 28, 2019, 04:57 PM (2 replies)

WHO? Tulsi Gabbard was a surprise breakout in first Democratic debate

But the lefty msm doesn’t even mention her. They’re all pimping for Warren.

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Tulsi Gabbard was a surprise breakout in first Democratic debate

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But two candidates seemed to pique a lot of interest among US voters, at least when judged by who Americans searched for on Google: New Jersey senator Cory Booker and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

A poll by the right-leaning Drudge Report also found Gabbard to be the breakout of the debate with 38% of the vote, well head of Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren in second place. Gabbard also topped polls by local news sites including NJ.com and the Washington Examiner

https://apple.news/AqsBZZz_oT6iLhzL1koCtqw

I guess the Dims are going to use their playbook from the last presidential election. Put up someone who doesn’t have a chance.

Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Thu Jun 27, 2019, 04:07 AM (3 replies)

Girl, 2, hit by foul ball at Astros game suffered skull fracture, attorney says

Thank goodness for the nanny state to save us from baseball games. I mean,who’d have thunk it? A ball being purposely hit into the air might come down in the crowd surrounding the ball field? Oh wait... isn’t that the way ball fans get those fouls that are hit into the stands? But hell, if there’s and attorney, there’s gonna be a demand for money.

And of course the word ‘attorney’ is in the title of the article. Because you know there are no such things as accidental injuries. Or people who think they should be protected from everything or someone has to pay.

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Girl, 2, hit by foul ball at Astros game suffered skull fracture, attorney says

A 2-year-old girl who was struck by a foul ball during a Houston Astros home game last month suffered a skull fracture and seizures, an attorney for her family said Wednesday.

Richard Mithoff said he had contacted the Astros to inform them of the injury and to discuss options in the matter, the Houston Chronicle reported.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/attorney-girl-hit-by-foul-ball-at-astros-game-suffered-skull-fracture.amp

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This just pisses me off. Maybe I’m just jealous because I’ve never found a way to get rich by making someone else pay for what I did voluntarily (or stupidly or criminally).

Like these people sitting by the field with a two-year and in foul ball range. Or maybe it’s because Americans and their sue-happy solution to every problem make me sick. Yeah, Boeing should be sued out of existence. Some ball player or ball club doing what people purchase a ticket to see them do should not.

I had an ex that weaseled 2.4 million dollars out of the Missouri Pacific Railroad for falling down our basement steps while drunk and trying to put our 2 dogs out in the garage. Long and true story. He hit 13 uncarpeted steps in our home and got 2.4 mil for it. He said he fell on a locomotive that had slick steps. Truth was the bum was so damn drunk he could barely stand. I divorced him when he filed the lawsuit.

https://law.justia.com/cases/missouri/supreme-court/1992/74124-0.html

I’ve been in 3 taxi accidents and I’ve crashed and burned on icy sidewalks and once in the middle of the icy street and really jacked up my wrist (trying to break my fall. I’ve never even considered suing anyone.

I hate the’victim’ mentality that’s taken over this country.
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Thu Jun 27, 2019, 01:34 AM (6 replies)

About that poor child who drowned thanks to his Daddy...

This shit isn’t new and it’s NOT the problem of this country. They makes their choices and takes their risks willingly. You cannot stop ignorant people from doing REALLY REALLY IGNORANT THINGS.

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The other photo that shows what's happening now at the border

This isn't the tragic image of a father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande.

But it shows a different side of a new reality taking shaping south of the US-Mexico border.

As a mother and daughter bolt toward the Rio Grande, a man dressed in military fatigues follows closely

He reaches out and grabs the woman's backpack, yanking her away from the river she is steps away from reaching. Another man wearing camouflage and holding a large gun blocks their path.

The men in the photograph are members of Mexico's new National Guard. And the photo, taken several days ago in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, by photographer Hérika Martínez for Agence France-Presse, circulated swiftly on social media after the news agency tweeted it.

Nighttime news shows discussed it. Reporters grilled Mexico's President about it during his daily press briefing.

The photo shows several migrants from Nicaragua who troops intercepted Friday as they tried to cross the border, Martínez told CNN. One woman had been traveling with her husband and two daughters. They made it across the river. She didn't.

https://apple.news/AaPe7R3NdRwubyRSVtyC4kg

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I am absolutely not in favor of abusing people. Not even lawbreakers. But anyone telling me these people and their disastrous choices are in any way MY fault are full of shit.

I would say they need to stay and fight for their OWN country but why should they? The Dims are trying to hand this one over to them. Because votes. Why should they fight for their own country when all they have to do is sneak across the border and the US will provide shelter, food, healthcare, drivers licenses, and in some places voting rights,

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San Francisco Is Giving Undocumented Immigrants the Right to Vote in Local Election

https://remezcla.com/culture/san-francisco-is-giving-undocumented-immigrants-the-right-to-vote-in-local-election/

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Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Wed Jun 26, 2019, 08:18 PM (8 replies)
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