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  1. No telling.......it's been this way for decades and they always seem to make adjustments.......we are due for another one........soooooon.......JMO
  2. The number who have read it and understand it would be zero........even more crazy is the actual tax code that is our law........70,000 plus pages....If I recall is was in 1913 that the Central Banking/ IRS came to be in the US........which many today still believe is not a legal..... 73,954 pages How long is the federal tax code? 52,790 pages. 19,803 pages. 73,954 pages.Jul 24, 2013
  3. Now we know everything....... https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/02/us/politics/document-Read-the-G-O-P-Tax-Bill.html
  4. The Sewer is full of @%$#

    link..... http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/365068-exclusive-prominent-lawyer-sought-donor-cash-for-two-trump-accusers
  5. I always look forward to the Late Friday Afternoon news feeds from the US.......this is where they try to bury the stories they don't really want the general public to see...... This article illustrates just that.......pay to play.......or accuse/testify.......or whatever..... on a previous thread I mentioned that these Trump accusers seemed odd to me.......all but 1 was 10 years or past.......and that one was in a pageant where she said .the girls were made to feel like cattle with continuous rehearsal........oh, that poor woman..... So read this and draw your own conclusions.......I hope Lisa Bloom gets disbarred for this... To you left leaning........are you proud of this type of activity??? Exclusive: Prominent lawyer sought donor cash for two Trump accusers BY JOHN SOLOMON AND ALISON SPANN - 12/15/17 11:00 AM EST 9,456 42,425 A well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trumpduring the final months of the 2016 presidential race, according to documents and interviews. California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill. The women’s accounts were chronicled in contemporaneous contractual documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The Hill, including an exchange of texts between one woman and Bloom that suggested political action committees supporting Hillarious Clinton were contacted during the effort. Bloom, who has assisted dozens of women in prominent harassment cases and also defended film executive Harvey Weinstein earlier this year, represented four women considering making accusations against Trump last year. Two went public, and two declined. In a statement to The Hill, Bloom acknowledged she engaged in discussions to secure donations for women who made or considered making accusations against Trump before last year’s election. “Donors reached out to my firm directly to help some of the women I represented,” said Bloom, whose clients have also included accusers of Bill Cosby and Bill O’Reilly. Bloom said her goal in securing money was not to pressure the women to come forward, but rather to help them relocate or arrange security if they felt unsafe during the waning days of a vitriolic election. She declined to identify any of the donors. And while she noted she represented sexual harassment victims for free or at reduced rates, she also acknowledged a standard part of her contracts required women to pay her commissions as high as 33 percent if she sold their stories to media outlets. “Our standard pro bono agreement for legal services provides that if a media entity offers to compensate a client for sharing his or her story we receive a percentage of those fees. This rarely happens. But, on occasion, a case generates media interest and sometimes (not always) a client may receive an appearance fee,” she said. “As a private law firm we have significant payroll, rent, taxes, insuranceand other expenses every week, so an arrangement where we might receive some compensation to defray our costs seems reasonable to us and is agreed to by our clients,” Bloom added. Bloom told The Hill she had no contact with Clinton or her campaign, but declined to address any contacts with super PACs that supported the Democratic presidential nominee. Josh Schwerin, the communications director for Priorities USA Action, the largest pro-Clinton super PAC, told The Hill that the group had no relationship with Bloom and had no discussions with her about supporting Trump accusers. One Bloom client who received financial help from Bloom was New York City makeup artist Jill Harth. The former beauty contestant manager filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Trump in 1997 and then withdrew it under pressure. The news media discovered the litigation during the election, and Harth’s name became public in the summer of 2016. She asked Bloom to represent her in the fall after hearing Trump describe her allegations against him as false, and became a vocal critic of Trump. “I consider myself lucky to have had Lisa Bloom by my side after my old lawsuit resurfaced. She advised me with great competence and compassion,” Harth told The Hill. Harth said she did not originally ask Bloom for money, even though her cosmetics business suffered from the notoriety of the campaign stories about her. But later, Bloom arranged a small payment from the licensing of some photos to the news media, and then set up a soliciting-of-any-kind-is-not-allowed.com account to raise money for Harth in October 2016. “Jill put herself out there, facing off with Donald Trump. Let’s show her some love,” the online fundraising appeal set up by Bloom’s husband declared. The effort raised a little over $2,300. Bloom then arranged for a donor to make a larger contribution to help Harth pay off the mortgage on her Queens apartment in New York City. The amount was under $30,000, according to a source directly familiar with Harth’s situation. Public records show Harth’s mortgage was recorded as extinguished on Dec. 19, 2016. Harth said the payments did not affect the merits of her allegations. She alleges that during a January 1993 meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the future president pushed her up against a wall and groped her, trying to get his hands up her dress. “Nothing that you’ve said to me about my mortgage or the Go Fund Me that was created to help me out financially affects the facts or the veracity of my 1997 federal complaint against Donald J. Trump for sexual harassment and assault,” she told The Hill. “Having to retell my experiences of Donald Trump's harassment is the hardest thing I've ever had to do.” Trump has steadfastly denied assaulting or harassing women, even after a videotape surfaced in September 2016 in which he can be heard boasting that famous men like him can grab women by the genitalia without consequence. Trump has dismissed the tape as "locker room talk." Harth is currently writing a memoir about her whole experience, but without Bloom’s help. (of course Bloom will get 33% of the proceeds...CL) Bloom acknowledged arranging financial help for Harth, who she said had lost income because of the publicity surrounding her allegations. “She endured a tidal wave of hate for it. It was very painful for her. And as a New York City makeup artist, Jill lost jobs after she came out publicly against Donald Trump. I believed that people wanted to donate to help her, so we set up the soliciting-of-any-kind-is-not-allowed account,” she told The Hill. The Hill does not identify the names of victims of sexual assault or harassment unless they go public on their own, like Harth. But one woman who did not go public with allegations agreed to share her documents and talk to The Hill about her interactions with Bloom if The Hill honored its commitment to maintain her anonymity. Both that woman and Harth, who were friends, stressed that Bloom never asked them to make any statements or allegations except what they believed to be true. Their texts and emails indicate Bloom held a strong dislike of Trump though. Bloom is the daughter of Gloria Allred, another prominent attorney who is representing a number of women who have made accusations of sexual misconduct against Trump. In an email to the unnamed woman, Bloom said that her story was “further evidence of what a sick predator this man is,” referring to Trump. Documents also show Bloom’s efforts to get alleged victims of sexual assault or harassment to come out against Trump intensified as Election Day 2016 approached. When Harth, for instance, informed Bloom she had just made a Facebook post urging other women to come forward about Trump in October 2016, the lawyer texted back: “Wow Jill that would be amazing. 27 days until the election.” And when a potential client abruptly backed out of a pre-election news conference in which she was supposed to allege she was sexually assaulted at age 13, Bloom turned her attention to another woman. That woman, Harth’s friend, went back and forth for weeks with Bloom in 2016 about going public with an allegation of an unsolicited advance by Trump on the 1990s beauty contest circuit. “Give us a clear sense of what you need and we will see if it we can get it,” Bloom texted the woman a week before Election Day. “I’m scared Lisa. I can’t relocate. I don’t like taking other people’s money,” the woman wrote to Bloom. “Ok let’s not do this then,” Bloom responded. “We are just about out of time anyway.” The woman then texted back demanding to know why there was a deadline. “What does time have to do with this? Time to bury Trump??? You want my story to bury trump for what? Personal gain? See that 's why I have trust issues!!” The woman told The Hill in an interview that Bloom initially approached her in early October through Harth. She said she considered coming forward with her account of an unsolicited advance by Trump solely to support her friend Harth, and not because she had any consternation with Trump, who ended the advance when she asked him to stop, she said. The woman said Bloom initially offered a $10,000 donation to the woman’s favorite church, an account backed up by text messages the two exchanged. “Please keep the donation offer confidential except to your pastor,” Bloom wrote the woman on Oct. 14, 2016. When Bloom found out the woman was still a supporter of Trump and associated with lawyers, friends and associates of the future president, she texted a request that jarred the woman. “When you have a chance I suggest you delete the August 2015 Facebook post about supporting Trump,” Bloom texted. “Otherwise the reporter will ask you how you could support him after what he did to you. Your call but it will make your life easier.” The woman declined. “I hate to say it, but i still rather have trump in office than Hillarious,” the woman texted back. Bloom answered, “Ok I respect that. Then don’t change anything.” Eventually the two decided the woman’s continued support of Trump was a benefit to her narrative if she went public with her accusations, the messages show. “I love your point about being a Trump supporter too,” Bloom texted on Oct. 14, 2016. The text messages show the woman made escalating requests for more money. By early November, the woman said, Bloom’s offers of money from donors had grown to $50,000 to be paid personally to her, and then even higher. “Another donor has reached out to me offering relocation/security for any woman coming forward. I’m trying to reach him,” Bloom texted the woman on Nov. 3, 2016. Later she added, “Call me I have good news.” The woman responded that she wasn’t impressed with the new offer of $100,000 given that she had a young daughter. “Hey after thinking about all this, I need more than $100,000.00. College money would be nice” for her daughter. “Plus relocation fees, as we discussed.” The figured jumped to $200,000 in a series of phone calls with Bloom that week, according to the woman. The support was promised to be tax-free and also included changing her identity and relocating, according to documents and interviews. Bloom told The Hill that the woman asked for money as high as $2 million in the conversations, an amount that was a nonstarter, but the lawyer confirmed she tried to arrange donations to the woman in the low six figures. “She asked to be compensated, citing concerns for her safety and security and over time, increased her request for financial compensation to $2 million, which we told her was a non-starter,” Bloom told The Hill. “We did relay her security concerns to donors, but none were willing to offer more than a number in the low six figures, which they felt was more appropriate to address her security and relocation expenses.” The woman said that when she initially talked to Bloom she simply wanted to support Harth and had no interest in being portrayed as an accuser or receiving money. But when Bloom’s mention of potential compensation became more frequent, the woman said she tried to draw out the lawyer to see how high the offer might reach and who might be behind the money. Just a few days before the election, the woman indicated she was ready to go public with her story, then landed in the hospital and fell out of contact with Bloom. The lawyer repeatedly texted one of the woman’s friends on Nov. 4, 2016, but the friend declined to put the woman on the phone, instead sending a picture of the client in a hospital bed. Bloom persisted, writing in a series of texts to the friend that she needed to talk to her hospitalized client because it could have “a significant impact on her life” and a “big impact on her daughter” if she did not proceed with her public statement as she had planned. “She is in no condition for visitors,” the friend texted Bloom back. “If you care about her you need to leave her be until she is feeling better,” the friend added in another text. Bloom hopped on a plane from California to come see the woman on the East Coast, according to the text messages and interviews. The next day, the woman finally reconnected with Bloom and informed her she would not move forward with making her allegations public. Bloom reacted in a string of text messages after getting the news. “I am confused because you sent me so many nice texts Wednesday night after my other client wasted so much of my time and canceled the press conference,” Bloom texted on Nov. 5, 2016. “That meant a lot to me. Thursday you said you wanted to do this if you could be protected/relocated. I begged you not to jerk me around after what I had just gone through.” A little later, she added another text. “You have treated me very poorly. I have treated you with great respect as much as humanly possible. I have not made a dime off your case and I have devoted a great deal of time. It doesn’t matter. I could have done so much for you. But you can’t stick to your word even when you swear you will.” After the woman was released from the hospital, she agreed to meet Bloom at a hotel on Nov. 6, just two days before Trump unexpectedly defeated Clinton. The woman told The Hill in an interview that at the hotel encounter, Bloom increased the offer of donations to $750,000 but still she declined to take the money. The woman texted Bloom that day saying she didn’t mean to let her lawyer down. “You didn’t let me down,” Bloom texted back. “You came and spoke to me and made the decision that’s right for you. That’s all I wanted.” Bloom confirmed to The Hill that she flew to Virginia to meet with the woman after she had changed her mind several times about whether to go public with her accusations against Trump. “We invited her to meet with us at the hotel restaurant and she accepted. Ultimately, after another heartfelt discussion, she decided that she did not want to come forward, and we respected her decision,” Bloom told The Hill. “Nothing can be further from the truth. Some clients asked for small photo licensing fees while others wanted more to protect their security,” she said. Bloom declined to identify the name of any donors who would have provided money for women making accusations against Trump. Harth and the woman who decided not to go public said they never were given any names of donors. But Bloom told the woman who declined to come forward that she had reached out to political action committees supporting Clinton’s campaign. “It’s my understanding that there is some Clinton Super Pack [sic] that could help out if we did move forward,” the woman wrote Bloom on Oct. 11, 2016. “If we help the Clinton campaign they in turn could help or compensate us?” Bloom wrote back, “Let’s please do a call. I have already reached out to Clinton Super PACs and they are not paying. I can get you paid for some interviews however.” The woman who ultimately declined to come forward with Bloom told The Hill that she stayed silent for an entire year afterward because she did not want to call attention to her family. She said she supported Trump in 2016, and that he she held no resentment about the early 1990s advance because Trump stopped it as soon as she asked him. She said she remains friends with many people associated with the president to this day, including one of his best personal friends and a lawyer who works for one of the firms representing Trump. The woman said, however, no one associated with the Trump White House or the president forced her to come forward or made any offers to induce her to talk to The Hill. She said she agreed to do so only after she became disgusted to learn this past October that Bloom had agreed to work in defense of Weinstein. “I couldn’t understand how she could say she was for people like me and then represent someone like him. And then all the money stuff I knew about. I just became frustrated,” she said. Bloom dropped her representation of Weinstein as the accusations piled up against him, telling Buzzfeed that it had been a “colossal mistake.” Nearly from the beginning, Bloom made clear to the woman she would have to pay her law firm a commission on any fees the attorney arranged from media outlets willing to pay for the woman’s story, according to a copy of a contract as well as a text message sent to the woman. “Outlets with which I have good relationships that may pay for your first on camera interview, revealing your name and face: Inside Edition, Dr. Phil, LawNewz.com,” Bloom texted the woman just weeks before Election Day. “My best estimate of what I could get for you would be $10-15,000 (less our 1/3 attorney fee)." “If you are interested I would recommend Inside Edition or Dr. Phil as they are much bigger. Dr. Phil is doing a show on Trump accusers next Tuesday in LA and would fly you here and put you up in a nice hotel, and pay for your meals as well, with your daughter if you like,” Bloom’s text added. “Media moves very quickly so you need to decide and then once confirmed, you need to stick to it.” Representatives of "Inside Edition" and "Dr. Phil" said they did not pay any Trump accusers for appearances last year. Bloom’s firm sent the woman a “media-related services” contract to represent her for “speaking out against Donald Trump” that laid out business terms for selling a story in the most direct terms. “You will compensate the Firm thirty-three percent (33%) of the total fee that you collect, whether the media deal or licensing fees is for print, Internet, radio, television, film or any other medium,” Bloom’s proposed contract, dated Oct. 10, 2016, read. The woman said she signed the contract. When Bloom found out in early November that the woman and the friend had discussions with CBS News about doing an interview on their own, the lawyer texted back: “CBS does not pay for stories.” A little later Bloom sent another text suggesting the arrangements she was making could be impacted by the unauthorized media contacts. “You and your friends should not be shopping the story it will come back to bite you,” Bloom texted. “And this whole thing we have worked so hard to make happen will go away.”....(.was she bullying her fragile client???....CL) Just pathetic business as usual in the sewer/swamp world of politics and entertainment......JMO
  6. Is it odd to anyone that all of these listed above are from 10 years ago or beyond.........why now?..... I don't doubt any of them, just question the timing..... There was one more recent from a pageant........but it was "he made us run through an additional rehearsal and made us feel like cattle"....... Very sad all of this is going on in our country...........entertainment, politics, sports.....and I guess just everywhere........
  7. Jones Wins In Alabama

    The people of Alabama spoke......not sure if it was really an anti Trump vote.........just too many questions on Moore...... the seat is up again in 2020.......any bets on if it goes Red/Blue???
  8. Roy Moore Accused of Sexual Assault

    What does this have to do with this sexual assault thread? You are starting to illustrate a an anti Right/Moore theme here.....much like CNN...
  9. Roy Moore Accused of Sexual Assault

    looks like we'll all find out today what happens with Roy Moore.... This one bothers me though it was always very obvious that the blue ink area was added at some point........however what I find suspect is the hand writing........if you look at the M....it seems as though someone was trying to copy his signature to make it look credible.... He graduated in 1977.......graduation is usually in the Spring.......and became a Deputy DA after that.....so this yearbook was signed in Dec of 77.... who carries their yearbook around for 6 month so people can sign it?? Just a lot of holes in this.......and she has admitted she added to the comments..........if this is the evidence we are going to condemn someone running for office with......perhaps we need to take a longer look at how we conduct our business........JMO as always
  10. I doubt you will see Congress have these ladies come to testify at a special hearing...There would be No way to determine if they were being truthful or not .....Additionally with Congress and the Senate being as dirty as they are, who would they get that was spotless to question these girls........I mean it wasn't long ago that Franken was playing the righteous soul......Very doubtful you will ever get Congress involved in this...JMO
  11. Ah.....George Burns's former flames..........(now I'm dating myself......that's age wise......not actual dating.......get it)....??? and yes......these women have a right to have their stories told......and if they are credible Trump should have to suffer through the consequences.....and if not these women need to face the consequences as well... Due process should be afforded to all of those being accused of any of this.......let's learn the facts before we condemn anyone as guilty..........or innocent.....JMO
  12. Post RV Withdrawal options

    You would not want to do that as your individual identity would be directly linked to your IBC on an official, legal banking document. You need to be separate from your IBC....an IBC is a stand alone entity which is best utilized with a nominee in place. Simple answer....nope...
  13. Post RV Withdrawal options

    Warka does work with an IBC........the filing was much the same to open an account with the cost being $258 vs. the $108 for an individual ..... I would agree there will be some restrictions on withdrawals........with the growth Iraq is likely to experience Warka may just offer a good interest rate......I believe they have been showing about 6% these past years......not bad compared to western banks..... There is always a possibility for a transfer to another regional sister bank, say in Dubai....that might allow you to do more as you please with your funds... Time will answer these questions.......
  14. Yep....global warming.....it snowed in at Atlanta and Northern Fl. two days ago....
  15. The Iraqi-Syrian border is fully secured

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42291985 Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over 27 minutes ago Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyrightAFP Image captionIraqi pro-government forces as they captured Rawa from IS last month Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last few areas IS held, following its loss of the town of Rawa in November. The Iraqi announcement comes two days after the Russian military declared it had accomplished its mission of defeating IS in neighbouring Syria. Is IS losing control of its 'virtual caliphate'? Which countries have fleeing IS fighters gone to? What should happen to IS fighters in Syria and Iraq? How real is the threat of returning IS fighters? The jihadist group had seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq in 2014, when it proclaimed a "caliphate" and imposed its rule over some 10 million people. But it suffered a series of defeats over the past two years, losing Iraq's second city of Mosul this July and its de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria last month. Some IS fighters are reported to have dispersed into the Syrian countryside, while others are believed to have escaped across the Turkish border. A battle unfinished Image copyrightREUTERS Image captionHaider al-Abadi: "We have won through our unity" By Sebastian Usher, BBC Arab affairs editor This is undeniably a proud moment for Mr Abadi - a victory that once looked like it might only ever be rhetorical rather than real. But if the direct military war with IS in Iraq is genuinely over, and the country's elite forces can now step back after a conflict that's taken a huge toll on them, it doesn't mean the battle against the group's ideology or its ability to stage an insurgency is finished - whether in Iraq, Syria or the wider world. Attacks may be at a lower level than they once were, but Iraqi towns and cities still fall prey to suicide bombers, while the conditions that fuelled the growth of jihadism remain - even in the territory that's been recaptured. Mr Abadi said on Saturday: "Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore announce the end of the war against Daesh [IS]. "Our enemy wanted to kill our civilisation, but we have won through our unity and our determination. We have triumphed in little time." The Iraqi armed forces issued a statement saying Iraq had been "totally liberated" from IS. INTERACTIVESlide the button to see how the area IS controls has changed since 2015 2017 2015 Last month, the Syrian military said it had "fully liberated" the eastern border town of Albu Kamal, IS's last urban stronghold in that country. On Thursday, the head of the Russian general staff's operations, Col-Gen Sergei Rudskoi, said: "The mission to defeat bandit units of the Islamic State terrorist organisation on the territory of Syria, carried out by the armed forces of the Russian Federation, has been accomplished." He said Russia's military presence in Syria would now concentrate on preserving ceasefires and restoring peace. The collapse of IS has raised fears that its foreign fighters will escape over Syria's borders to carry out more attacks abroad. Iraq's war with IS Image copyrightREUTERS Image captionCivilians flee as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul in March 2017 January 2014: Forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant capture the cities of Falluja and Ramadi June 2014: The jihadists take Mosul, Iraq's second city, after a six-day battle 29 June 2014: ISIL changes its name to Islamic State, announcing a new caliphate under Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi August 2014: IS captures Sinjar. Some 200,000 civilians, mostly Yazidis, flee to the Sinjar mountains, prompting US-aided air drops March 2015: Iraqi forces and allied Shia militias retake Tikrit December 2015: Ramadi recaptured June 2016: Falluja retaken October 2016: Iraqi forces, Shia militias, Kurdish units and international allies lay siege to Mosul July 2017: Mosul retaken December 2017: Iraq's PM announces an end to the war with IS
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