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#11321 Paul G.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 1138 AM

Deutsche Bank...money laundering. Sound familiar?

Anti-money-laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald J. Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog.

The transactions, some of which involved Mr. Trumps now-defunct foundation, set off alerts in a computer system designed to detect illicit activity, according to five current and former bank employees. Compliance staff members who then reviewed the transactions prepared so-called suspicious activity reports that they believed should be sent to a unit of the Treasury Department that polices financial crimes.

But executives at Deutsche Bank, which has lent billions of dollars to the Trump and Kushner companies, rejected their employees advice. The reports were never filed with the government.

The nature of the transactions was not clear. At least some of them involved money flowing back and forth with overseas entities or individuals, which bank employees considered suspicious.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 1149 AM

On Fox no less...

When the president would say, Here's what I want to do, and here's how I want to do it, and I'd have to say to him, Well, Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can't do it that way. It violates the law, it violates the treaty, you know. He got really frustrated, Tillerson said. I think he grew tired of me being the guy every day who told him he cant do that and lets talk about what he can do.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 1453 PM

Trump is running scared with his little speach today and as usual it is full of falsehoods.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 1941 PM

Ted is the single largest private land owner in the country. He drove a beat up old Ford Taurus for years. He's had a  Prius as his get around town cars for quite a while. Rich folks sometimes have an preference for something that's not overblown. 

 

Who's Ted?


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#11325 GregShaw

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 2021 PM

 

Ted is the single largest private land owner in the country. He drove a beat up old Ford Taurus for years. He's had a  Prius as his get around town cars for quite a while. Rich folks sometimes have an preference for something that's not overblown. 

 

Who's Ted?

 

Formerly married to Jane?


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 2023 PM

 

Ted is the single largest private land owner in the country.

 

Who's Ted?

He recently bought the Knudsen farm, just out of Moorhead, MN


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 0515 AM

Once more an unelected, unaccountable member of the Black Robe Mafia obviously cannot understand separation of powers and as an Obama Judge is using his power to further Nadler, Waters, et. als. insane quest to destroy a duly elected President.  NOWHERE in the Constitution does it say that a President has to release his tax returns.  https://www.breitbar...sonal-finances/


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 0516 AM

Trump is running scared with his little speach today and as usual it is full of falsehoods.

BS, if there was a crime, Trump would have been gotten back in the 80's or 90's.  TDS in full swing.  


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 0542 AM

The Deep State Coup further unravels, and the evil is being exposed to light.  Will they ever see prison? The world wonders. https://townhall.com...-these-n2546461   https://townhall.com...n-ship-n2546735


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#11330 JasonJ

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 0620 AM

The Deep State Coup further unravels, and the evil is being exposed to light.  Will they ever see prison? The world wonders. https://townhall.com...-these-n2546461   https://townhall.com...n-ship-n2546735

 

After the collusion smear campaign, one has to wonder what the Democrats will try to find an edge. Recently, Biden was tripping on his tongue trying to say that China was not a competitor to the US. But I also wonder if that could indicate that China might try to go back under the radar with their military related activities and if they'll go soft with their traditional territorial claims for the next coming years. So if Biden continues with a "China is not our competitor but actually a nice country" it might have some actual resonance if China really does go back to being shy. So that would naturally serve as a point Biden could make while referencing some of Trump's rhetoric towards trade with China. China will also host the 2022 Winter Olympics, so China might have some interest to patch up its international image beforehand. Of course no reason to trust China so much post 2022, but just a thought.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 0621 AM

Once more an unelected, unaccountable member of the Black Robe Mafia obviously cannot understand separation of powers and as an Obama Judge is using his power to further Nadler, Waters, et. als. insane quest to destroy a duly elected President.  NOWHERE in the Constitution does it say that a President has to release his tax returns.  https://www.breitbar...sonal-finances/

 

The fact that any one of almost a thousand federal judges can stop a policy nationwide is an abomination. There have been dozens of such injunctions during Trumps first two years, there were 2 in Obama's first 2 years. The USSC should curb stomp such actions and get their judicial house in order.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 0629 AM

 The USSC should curb stomp such actions and get their judicial house in order.

 

Not going to happen, not while John Roberts is the Chief Justice, and likely not after he leaves.  The reason is simple, by allowing low activist judges make nationwide rulings, they don't obligate themselves to making hard choices.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 0708 AM

Trump will come and visit Japan in a few days. Here is one news report on it, just for general sense of how it is being viewed for his state visit. The report spends some time about how Trump's attendance to a Sumo championship match will go and that he will hand over a trophy to the winner :)

 

After explaining all that with the diorama set, from 3:29 one caster at the counter asks

 

"He's going to hand over the trophy"

"Yes that's right. Ok here you are congratulations! And it is planned that he will hand over the trophy"

"Might he make a comment as he does it?"

"Well it is President Trump so it could be imagined that he'll say something"

"Ah I see. In the past a person name David Mifka Jones from a US Airlines company called Pan American Airways handed over tropies at Sumo competitions and he would say in a big voice Hyo Shou Jou! as he hands over the prize. It is very popular. President Trump might say that. Everyone would respond greatly. Well anyway sorry about that. At any rate..."

 

Looking up David Mifka Jones, only a Japanese wiki, says the origin of his interest in Japan was directly witnessing the collection of Japanese people during the war. Here is a video of him doing his "Hyo Shou Jou" and reading the prize certificate in Japanese and handing over the trophy. So it'll be interesting if Trump does that. No expectation of course.

 

Well anyway towards the end of the report they hold up the schedule and the previously mentioned on May 10th visit to JS Kaga is not there. Although it was reported on the 22nd that his attendance to JS Kaga was confirmed by the government and that they conducted a rehearsal of the visit on the warship.


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#11334 Josh

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 0753 AM

 

The Deep State Coup further unravels, and the evil is being exposed to light.  Will they ever see prison? The world wonders. https://townhall.com...-these-n2546461   https://townhall.com...n-ship-n2546735

 

After the collusion smear campaign, one has to wonder what the Democrats will try to find an edge. Recently, Biden was tripping on his tongue trying to say that China was not a competitor to the US. But I also wonder if that could indicate that China might try to go back under the radar with their military related activities and if they'll go soft with their traditional territorial claims for the next coming years. So if Biden continues with a "China is not our competitor but actually a nice country" it might have some actual resonance if China really does go back to being shy. So that would naturally serve as a point Biden could make while referencing some of Trump's rhetoric towards trade with China. China will also host the 2022 Winter Olympics, so China might have some interest to patch up its international image beforehand. Of course no reason to trust China so much post 2022, but just a thought.

 

 

It seems likely China can't control its behavior due to the nationalism the CCP deliberately has wrapped itself in. They can't just shrug the SCS or trade war off, particularly since the administration is likely to continue to escalate. Since neither side will back down, the tariff situation will be the new normal until Trump leaves power, and I'm fine with that. I find Biden's China comments deeply disturbing.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 0756 AM

 

Once more an unelected, unaccountable member of the Black Robe Mafia obviously cannot understand separation of powers and as an Obama Judge is using his power to further Nadler, Waters, et. als. insane quest to destroy a duly elected President.  NOWHERE in the Constitution does it say that a President has to release his tax returns.  https://www.breitbar...sonal-finances/

 

The fact that any one of almost a thousand federal judges can stop a policy nationwide is an abomination. There have been dozens of such injunctions during Trumps first two years, there were 2 in Obama's first 2 years. The USSC should curb stomp such actions and get their judicial house in order.

 

 

I believe the large number of injunctions has something to do with executive overreach. Obama was rightly criticized for the same thing, but Trump has taken it to a new level. Presumably any injunction that is spurious will be overturned and precedent set, preventing other similar injunctions. It is a slow process but it is the way the system was designed.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 0809 AM

 

 

The Deep State Coup further unravels, and the evil is being exposed to light.  Will they ever see prison? The world wonders. https://townhall.com...-these-n2546461   https://townhall.com...n-ship-n2546735

 

After the collusion smear campaign, one has to wonder what the Democrats will try to find an edge. Recently, Biden was tripping on his tongue trying to say that China was not a competitor to the US. But I also wonder if that could indicate that China might try to go back under the radar with their military related activities and if they'll go soft with their traditional territorial claims for the next coming years. So if Biden continues with a "China is not our competitor but actually a nice country" it might have some actual resonance if China really does go back to being shy. So that would naturally serve as a point Biden could make while referencing some of Trump's rhetoric towards trade with China. China will also host the 2022 Winter Olympics, so China might have some interest to patch up its international image beforehand. Of course no reason to trust China so much post 2022, but just a thought.

 

 

It seems likely China can't control its behavior due to the nationalism the CCP deliberately has wrapped itself in. They can't just shrug the SCS or trade war off, particularly since the administration is likely to continue to escalate. Since neither side will back down, the tariff situation will be the new normal until Trump leaves power, and I'm fine with that. I find Biden's China comments deeply disturbing.

 

 

That could be. They may not be able to stop being boisterous. I think they do know about patience though. The smarter ones know how to be patient. A little thing maybe, but I mentioned it else where some where on these forums, but some Chinese posters seem to be adopting a new narrative. Before it was "evil japs, little devils, blah blah" well I still see some of it once in a while but seems like that has been reduced. And some new arguments about being like Japan is US-dog, "Japan should kick US out", and even things like, "Japan is part of Asia and China is Asia". And when JS Suzutsuki visited China for the China parade, it was the first time in something like eight years for a JMSDF ship to visit China. And apparently the PRC made no complaints about the raising sun flag, something the ROKians still go nuts about. We'll see if China changes tact towards the US as well. For a first step some reports came in that China reduced their imports of Iranian oil just this month. Of course long term needs to be seen, and it also needs to be seen if 3rd party country is acting as a middle man for Iran oil to other places like possibly China. But all that said, glad to hear you say that it being deeply disturbing. I first heard it from Trump's rally in Pennsylvania and had to go double check that one and sure enough, Biden said it :)


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 1031 AM

Once more an unelected, unaccountable member of the Black Robe Mafia obviously cannot understand separation of powers and as an Obama Judge is using his power to further Nadler, Waters, et. als. insane quest to destroy a duly elected President.  NOWHERE in the Constitution does it say that a President has to release his tax returns.  https://www.breitbar...sonal-finances/


https://history.hous...ions-Oversight/

Constitution says nothing about congressional investigations and oversight, but the authority to conduct investigations is implied since Congress possesses all legislative powers. The Supreme Court determined that the framers intended for Congress to seek out information when crafting or reviewing legislation. George Mason of Virginia said at the Federal Convention that Members of Congress are not only Legislators but they possess inquisitorial powers. They must meet frequently to inspect the Conduct of the public offices.

The constitutional framers assumed that Congress would conduct investigations as the British House of Commons conducted them. James Wilson of Pennsylvania, a future Supreme Court Justice and Convention delegate, wrote in a 1774 essay that members of the Commons were considered grand inquisitors of the realm. The proudest ministers of the proudest monarchs have trembled at their censures; and have appeared at the bar of the house, to give an account of their conduct, and ask pardon for their faults. When the U.S. House convened in 1789, it established an early set of select committees, such as Rules and Ways and Means, to structure the legislative process including investigations.

The House used its investigatory privileges in the First Congress (17891791). Robert Morris of Pennsylvania, the superintendent of finances during the Continental Congress and a financier of the American Revolution, asked Congress in 1790 to investigate his handling of the countrys finances in order to clear his name of potential impropriety. The House referred Morriss request to a select committee, setting a precedent for future investigations, while the Senate had President George Washington appoint special commissioners and report back to that body. Representative James Madison of Virginia said that the House should possess itself of the fullest information in order to doing justice to the country and to public officers.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 1103 AM

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 1151 AM

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 1319 PM

When Trump visits Japan later this month, Abe will be ready for him with the following reminders for Trump's trade negotiation team on how to ensure a successful visit:

 

1. No to immediate access to the Japanese agricultural market

2. Currency issues are to be discussed at a later date

3. Japan will expect concessions to be made by Washington 


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