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Surly Newz / Re: The Surlynewz Channel
« Last post by Surly1 on Today at 04:36:44 PM »
Reasonable steps. Everyone should take reasonable steps.

My neighbors are all Republican assholes. I'm going to eat them.

Batter beaten, then bake/roast @ 395 til crispy  :icon_mrgreen:

Don't forget the panko.
Surly Newz / Re: The Surlynewz Channel
« Last post by azozeo on Today at 03:22:54 PM »
Reasonable steps. Everyone should take reasonable steps.

My neighbors are all Republican assholes. I'm going to eat them.

Batter beaten, then bake/roast @ 395 til crispy  :icon_mrgreen:
And Faux News is apoplectic, of course.

Jesse Watters says Ford is not acting like a "true victim", which presumes he might have a clue about how female victims of sexual assault are supposed to act.

I am not persuaded.


BY EWAN PALMER ON 9/20/18 AT 4:46 AM

Fox News pundit Jesse Watters has accused Christine Blasey Ford, who claims she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when he was a teen, of not acting like a “true victim.”

Appearing on The Five, Watters said Ford and the Democrats are focusing more on stalling the nomination process with the allegations, rather than the accusations themselves.

Ford is under continuing pressure to testify under oath against Kavanaugh, after claiming he pinned her down and tried to remove her clothing when they were both teens in 1982. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

“I think they thought they were going to take it up to a certain point and then they realized this woman was going to have to testify Monday [September 17] and that was way too soon for the Democrats because this was a delay tactic and this is a really dirty business,” Watters said.

“I don't want to cast any doubt on her allegations but the way they are dragging this out now it's become so political that it's gotten away from the actual alleged crime.

“And now it's about the process and the nomination of this guy. She's not doing things…the Democrats aren't doing things in a way that people would do if she was a true victim.”

Watters also said it is suspicious how Ford originally wanted to be anonymous and then took a polygraph test, but did not say how the test was paid for.

Fox News pundit Jesse Watters accused Christine Blasey Ford of not doing things in a way that people would do if she was a "true victim."

“Then you hire a Clinton fundraiser as your lawyer to represent you and now it looks like there’s some behind-the-scenes stuff where Brian Fallon, who worked for Hilary Clinton, has teamed up with Paige Herwig, who worked with Dianne Feinstein, and they’ve raised $5 million, a lot from George Soros, to fund a group called Demand Justice and Demand Justice is the main organization that’s running to stop the Kavanagh nomination. And they’re working with Deborah Katz, the lawyer for Ford,” Watters added.

“It's just way, way too suspicious to what's going on. I wanted to believe her. I still kind of believe she believes something happened, but it doesn't sit right."

The Five co-host Greg Gutfeld then adds: “The timing makes it suspicious,” with regards to the allegations.

He wanted to believe her.....sure he did. ROTFLMAO.

And major Trump  apologist and right wing attack dog Joe Di Genova says Dr. Ford doesn't want to testify because she's a loon.....which makes me think she almost certainly is NOT, given what complete pond scum Di Genova and his Franken-wife Victoria Toensing both are. With law firms like theirs, DC is likely to get a bad reputation in the long run, I'd say.

Fox guest Joseph diGenova: Christine Blasey Ford "doesn't want to testify because when she does she's going to look like the loon that she is"
diGenova: "She may very well believe everything she's saying, and that is one of the signs of lunacy, believing something that isn't


JOE DIGENOVA: This is utter nonsense, this is another delaying tactic. She really doesn't want to testify --


DIGENOVA: -- Because when she does, she's going to look like the loon that she is. She may very well believe everything she's saying, and that is one of the signs of lunacy, believing something that isn't real.
For one thing several of America's Worst Assholes are really, really pissed off about it. It gives me particular pleasure that Christian Conservative Asshole Ralph Reed is pissed off.

Evangelical Leaders Are Frustrated at G.O.P. Caution on Kavanaugh Allegation

By Jeremy W. Peters and Elizabeth Dias
Sept. 20, 2018

Worried their chance to cement a conservative majority on the Supreme Court could slip away, a growing number of evangelical and anti-abortion leaders are expressing frustration that Senate Republicans and the White House are not protecting Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh more forcefully from a sexual assault allegation and warning that conservative voters may stay home in November if his nomination falls apart.

Several of these leaders, including ones with close ties to the White House and Senate Republicans, are urging Republicans to move forward with a confirmation vote imminently unless the woman who accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, agrees to share her story with the Senate Judiciary Committee within the next few days.

The pleas are, in part, an attempt to apply political pressure: Some evangelical leaders are warning that religious conservatives may feel little motivation to vote in the midterm elections unless Senate Republicans move the nomination out of committee soon and do more to defend Judge Kavanaugh from what they say is a desperate Democratic ploy to prevent President Trump from filling future court vacancies.

“One of the political costs of failing to confirm Brett Kavanaugh is likely the loss of the United States Senate,” said Ralph Reed, the founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition who is in frequent contact with the White House.

“If Republicans were to fail to defend and confirm such an obviously and eminently qualified and decent nominee,” Mr. Reed added, “then it will be very difficult to motivate and energize faith-based and conservative voters in November.”

The evangelist Franklin Graham, one of Mr. Trump’s most unwavering defenders, told the Christian Broadcasting Network this week, “I hope the Senate is smarter than this, and they’re not going to let this stop the process from moving forward and confirming this man.”

Social conservatives are already envisioning a worst-case scenario related to Judge Kavanaugh, and they say it is not a remote one. Republican promises to shift the Supreme Court further to the right — which just a few days ago seemed like a fait accompli — have been one of the major reasons conservatives say they are willing to tolerate an otherwise dysfunctional Republican-controlled government. If Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination fails, and recent political history is any guide, voters will most likely point the finger not at Mr. Trump but at Republican lawmakers.

To be sure, evangelicals leaders are trying to push Senate leaders to stiffen their resolve to force the Kavanaugh confirmation to a vote at a time when it may be politically perilous to do so. And the likelihood that the base will stay home in November and risk handing the Senate to the Democrats may be relatively low, given how popular Mr. Trump remains with white evangelicals.

It's been fairly obvious from the beginning that the chances of finding some smoking gun that clearly demonstrated that the Trump campaign deliberately colluded with Russia or Russians in a way that truly changed the outcome of the 2016 election were slim to none.

This doesn't indciate to me Trump is a good POTUS, or that he wouldn't chew gum off the sidewalk to improve his public image, or that it ever bothered him to bend or break the law in his attempts to make a fast buck in any of his previous incarnations as a developer, TV personality, or ritzy country club entrepreneur. In my mind he's a reptile.

But Bob Woodward has stated publicly that he couldn't find evidence of Trump or his slimy minions colluding with Russia, and that tells me the evidence is lacking.

If Mueller completes his probe and exonerates Trump, I expect that will be a major boost for his current shitty numbers, and his voting base of working class doofuses  will be positively ecstatic.

Woodward Admits No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion: "I Looked For It Hard For 2 Years"

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:05

Authored by John Walsh via,

Bob Woodward’s book Fear has been a sensation in many respects. But one aspect has barely been mentioned.

After two years of exhaustive research for his book, Woodward says that he has found no evidence of collusion between Putin’s government and Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016. Zilch, nada, zero. And Woodward strained very hard looking for it.

This largely ignored blockbuster admission came in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt reported by Real Clear Politics here, where a recording of the full interview can also be found.

Real Clear Politics reports the text of the exchange thus:

“In an interview with Hugh Hewitt on Friday, Bob Woodward said that in his two years of investigating for his new book, ‘Fear,’ he found no evidence of collusion or espionage between Trump and Russia. Woodward said he looked for it ‘hard’ and yet turned up nothing.

“’Did you, Bob Woodward, hear anything in your research in your interviews that sounded like espionage or collusion?’ Hugh Hewitt asked Woodward.

"’I did not, and of course, I looked for it, looked for it hard,’ Woodward answered. ‘And so you know, there we are. …..’

“’But you’ve seen no collusion?’ Hewitt asked again to confirm.

“’I have not,’ Woodward affirmed.

“Hewitt would once again ask Woodward about collusion at the conclusion of the interview.

“’Very last question, Bob Woodward, I just want to confirm, at the end of two years of writing this book, this intensive effort, you saw no effort, you, personally, had no evidence of collusion or espionage by the president presented to you?’ Hewitt asked.

“’That is correct,’ Woodward said.”

The attitude in the mass media with respect to the work that Woodward has done on Fear borders on a sort of deification. He is considered careful, exhaustive and reliable. He is considered to have sources throughout the government that provide the best information possible. So it is said, over and over. Thus, his word on this issue should be worth its weight in gold. Unfortunately, this failure to uncover collusion barely gets covered.

The issue of collusion hangs over the head of the Presidency, unresolved after two years. Why is this of great importance? It should not need to be said, but the issue of collusion involves the two nuclear superpowers, each of which has 1550 nuclear weapons on hair trigger alert ready to go at a moment’s notice and capable of reaching one another within minutes. It is an issue that can affect our very survival.

As Daniel Ellsberg informs us in his book, The Doomsday Machine, this situation is fraught with the chance of miscalculation or accident, which would immediately engulf us in nuclear holocaust leading to the death of billions and possibly of all humanity. This issue of collusion and its embodiment in the Mueller investigation in a dispute often called Russiagate has prevented the Presidents of Russia and the US from meeting sufficiently long to deal with this nuclear danger. And as Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian History at Princeton University, has often pointed out, this prevents our President from making concessions on some issues to get movement on others. Anything less than a tough guy approach, the approach of an Über-hawk, is treated by an hysterical press with suspicion and denunciation.

Take the recent and very brief Summit between Trump and Putin in Helsinki as an example. Condemnation was everywhere in the media and the follow-up Summit has been postponed until next year, probably out of concern for how the press would treat it leading up to the midterms. This has happened even though it does not quite make sense. Polling showed that a majority of the American people approved of the Helsinki Summit and also of the planned follow-up. Over 60% desire improved relationship with Russia, sometimes called Détente 2.0. And yet there was virtually no support voiced for this Summit from the US Peace Community, CodePink being a prominent exception.

So let us take note. Woodward has added his voice to those who have been unable to find any evidence of collusion with Russia. After two years of finding nothing and given the danger that the crippling of US-Russia relation poses to our survival, is it not time to say “Enough”?

Woodward has now added his voice to many, many others. They have worked hard for years and have found no evidence for collusion. Enough of Partisanship and hysteria. For the sake of our survival, Enough.

ZH, wisely, seems to be reading my stuff.

Not really, but It looks like somebody with more street cred than me pointed out the same thing. File this under "later, same day".

Trader Warns: "Don't Invest Based On Your View Of Donald Trump"

by Tyler Durden
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:05

As  we noted earlier, the dollar is dumping this morning:

But while it is trading poorly, the dollar most certainly has yet to break down in any definitive manner, holding at its ECB-range lows for now...

As former fund manager and FX trader Richard Breslow points out, the most you can say is it currently sits near the bottom of a range that has trapped it for several months.

Via Bloomberg,

The way markets are trading the last several days and the revised projections for where the currency is going that are being issued left and right, you would think it has already imploded. It certainly could, yet if there is one lesson traders seem unable to learn is that this has been a very tough environment to count your profits before they actually materialize.

If anything, the members of the FOMC are getting more united behind continuing the steady and gradual pattern of rate hikes. Yet, somehow, people want to believe that other central banks will out-hawk them. That is patently absurd. Was there anything you heard out of the ECB or BOJ to suggest we should be expecting thunder and lightening?

Even when the Norges Bank hiked today, it was accompanied with dovish forward guidance. Unlucky for all those out there who were positioning for them to be just getting started. And the SNB sure didn’t change its tune when it pointed out that the franc remains highly valued and that while the Swiss economy is doing well “at the moment”, they expect growth to slow in the second half of the year.

Tariffs and trade restrictions are properly assumed to be threats to the global economy. But the key word here is global. The assumption that the dollar will take the hit if things get worse is emotion speaking, not analysis. Those thinking the FOMC might use trade as a reason to slow down or stop haven’t looked at the relative strength of the economic numbers being posted. Oddly enough, those calling for the dollar to fall hard seem to believe it goes down under any tariff scenario. If so, it doesn’t belong in the calculus.

We spend an awful lot of time debating where the U.S. neutral rate lies and whether that will be a line-in-the-sand barrier to hikes above it. Dollar traders aren’t focusing on what short-end fixed income investors are clearly zoned in on. Which is that we’re beginning to see more and more research suggesting the neutral rate may be higher than previously surmised.

And more than a few comments from the latest Fed conference in Boston were that rates may need to be allowed to rise above it for a period of time. Since then the two-year Treasury yield is up 17 basis points. Compare that to bunds where comparable yields are about 5 basis points less negative. Yet the euro is higher by a big figure and people are more bullish.

Emerging markets are trying to stage a rally. Considering how far they have fallen, you could say they are entitled. It’s important to see if they can sustain any sort of rally. Maybe they have found a bottom, but that’s a big assumption to make. All you can conclude if you are trying the long side is you know where your stop should be.

Be long or be short, as you see fit. But make sure you have a reason for it beyond liking or not liking the players involved.

You took yourself voluntarily out of the game and the addiction is a function of having normal hormones.  Every man has to make some adjustment to deal with the 'addiction', good you are happy with yours.

I had a solid 40 years of playing this game, and I just got tired of it.  In a Cost-Benefit analysis, it was a total loss.  Obviously many men can't realize that and so continue chasing pussy right up until they die.  I did not want to end up that way. So I quit.  Very liberating.

When the government considers you a dangerous man. The guy who 3D printed guns and wanted to make money selling the software to do it, is being hunted down on the other side of the world because he paid a 16 year old for consensual sex here in Austin. Now, she's a victim, poor thing. I wonder if she had to give back the $500.

Taiwan Hunts for Cody Wilson After Underage Sex Accusation
3D-printed gun creator's last known location was Taipei

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 20, 2018 5:47 AM CDT

(NEWSER) – Taiwan said Thursday it is looking for the owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward. The National Immigration Agency and Criminal Investigation Bureau confirmed that Cody Wilson was in Taiwan after arriving on the island earlier this month. Division Director Kan Yen-min was quoted by the official Central News Agency as saying the bureau has yet to receive intelligence from the US regarding Wilson, but will continue seeking more information about the case. Taiwan and the US do not have an extradition treaty but cooperate extensively on legal and security matters, reports the AP.

Austin, Texas, police Cmdr. Troy Officer said Wednesday that his department is working with national and international law enforcement agencies to find Wilson, whose last known location was Taiwan's capital, Taipei. Officer said it's unclear why Wilson went to Taiwan, but he is known to travel extensively. He said before Wilson flew there, a friend of the 16-year-old girl informed Wilson that police were investigating the accusation that he had sex with the youth. Wilson is identified in the affidavit as the owner of Austin-based Defense Distributed. After a federal court barred Wilson from posting the printable gun blueprints online for free last month, he announced he had begun selling them for any amount of money to US customers through his website.

$500 afterward ?!!!

It is NOT done that way.  It is not the same thing as paying a waitress in a restaurant.  Years ago dining and dashing in restaurants used to be a problem before surveillance cameras could record the crime.  But who is going to pay for a bad meal?  It has to be that way, but sex is different.  In the oldest profession 'payment first' evolved about 5000 years ago to prevent fucking and flying, and most 'dashing' in America is from 'poor victims' who take the money and run without providing service.  Prostitution being illegal allows exploitation of men to flourish and as women can't report crimes either, a certain kind of creep does exploit some of them too.

A Hollywood fantasy hooker in a TV drama might take money after.  She will also take $500 or more.  In the real world not so much; in the real world real men don't pay $500 for sex and they have to pay up front.  That simple fact makes the Austin article bullshit.  Historically the American price seems to be tied to what a 'working' man can take home in a day.  Sheet-rock guys are not going home with $500 bucks extra in their pocket every day. 

The truth of it all is this.  In real life hookers hold the cards and they can go forever without having sex.  They do it to get paid, no other reason.  Women who have become hookers are all as adept as their mental abilities allow them to be at manipulating men.  In America hookers are in constant demand as American women have put a 'price' on their pussies so high men simply can't afford their dysfunctional and atrophied parts.  I am not talking about only money here.  American women are lost in a romantic La-La land of mentations which have no connection to the real world.  We can't all buy you horse farms or give you 'the relationship you deserve' American woman, so American Hookers run the show.  They call the shots as they have since the country began.  American women don't know what relationship they want or what relationship they can even have, so American men not being able to provide it, whatever 'it' is, is understandable.   

Our social dysfunction, produces lonely American men who in desperation will pay for sex from women who are there to exploit their desperation and who absolutely will run out with their money first if they possibly can.  While I have written this I am sure a dozen American hookers have run out with customer money and left poor desperate suckers in the lurch.  Money is always paid first.  It may have happened the other way around, men robbing hookers, once in the same time period.  The ratio is at least a dozen to one the other way.

The myth that prostitution exploits women is alive and well in America and will not die soon.  America loves superheros and myths and regarding paid sex America has firmly chosen who the victims are in these transactions.  No counter argument will ever be allowed.  Men are never exploited by hookers, it is always the other way around in America.  Sexuality must be repressed, now more than ever!  The poor suffering angels must be saved so they can then save America from the evil patriarchy.

As no evidence could show a crime was committed no investigation is possible.  Hearsay should not be enough to sustain an investigation or even start one by any prosecuting attorney who wants to keep their job in an ideal world, but this is America.  Investigations which can't possibly result in an actionable result are an inappropriate use of public funds.

I see this one a little different, although you make good points.

I see this from three unique perspectives that I think are worth noting.

One thing is that I seriously doubt the manhunt would be going on if some anonymous rich guy set this girl up and banged her in a hotel. I expect he bragged about being famous, and the girl shared that with somebody (like, say, her mother) who was smart enough to see some dollar signs, or at least the 15 minutes of fame that were sure to happen if they ratted the guy out.

And....secondly, her underage status lets her play the victim card. She isn't a teenage gold digger, she's an abused child, and $500 is chump change compared with what she might extort from Mr. 3D handgun.

And...thirdly, the FBI has a raging hard-on for this guy. They'd love for him to resist, so they can just kill him and not have to prosecute at all.

One more thing.....I expect the $500 got spent. I think WHAT it went for would be a very interesting thing to know. Maybe I'm wrong and she held the cash because it had his fingerprints, but I bet not.

If it went for drugs, that tells you one thing. If it went for food or rent, that's another. It'd be interesting to know, but I'm pretty sure that won't make the news.  The cops would ask that, of course, but I wouldn't expect that information to leak. They have to protect the "victim".

Far Out Newz / Re: Visitors from the Future talk about the New Earth
« Last post by azozeo on Today at 11:00:34 AM »
Great descriptions of the Event & energy saturation of this planet.

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