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Daily review 16/01/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 16th, 2020 - 18 comments
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18 comments on “Daily review 16/01/2020 ”

  1. joe90 1

    Think of how scared these youngsters were. And then think about the POS in high places who enabled /were complicit.

    A lawsuit filed Wednesday by the top law enforcement officer in the U.S. Virgin Islands alleges that multimillionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually trafficked hundreds of young women and girls on his private island as recently as 2018 by using a web of shell companies to carry out and conceal his crimes.

    The allegations, if validated, broaden the scope of Epstein’s sexual trafficking, and shed new light on the tactics Epstein used to hide his illicit activities.

    Epstein, who was found dead in a Manhattan jail cell last year, allegedly brought girls as young as 11 to his private island, known as Little St. James, and maintained a database to track their availability and movements, the lawsuit said.

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article239319168.html

  2. A 2

    Can't believe this

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/118849008/property-managers-hit-renters-with-new-tenant-fee

    The post on VicDeals says a student was being asked to pay $250 as a "new tenant fee" by Quinovic.

    Quinovic said in a statement that the "new tenant fee", quoted in the Facebook post, was allowed under section 44 of the Residential Tenancies Act.

    It said the Facebook post was misleading to refer to letting fees.

    However, Renters United spokesperson Robert Whitaker said he was suspicious about that charge.

    "We've heard stories about a number of property managers – management companies charging fees – or reorganising their fees… so obviously what has happened has been that lots of property management companies have switched the fee to being charged to the landlord rather than the tenant," Whitaker said.

    "So when the letting fees went away – they instead introduced some fees that they charged to landlords for the services of letting and stuff like that," he said.

    • Muttonbird 2.1

      In a statement, Tenancy Services said landlords and property managers could request payments when new tenants moved in, or people were subletting, or ending fixed-term contracts early.

      Say what? What was the now illegal letting fee if it wasn't exactly this?

  3. ianmac 3

    A good line from Dr Who re planet being destroyed:

    "They are arguing about the washing up while the house is burning down."

  4. joe90 4

    Surprise..surprise…

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  5. Anne 7

    Who is the neanderthal standing next to the other neanderthal in the photo?

    • Macro 7.2

      Lev Parnas Devastates Trump And Reveals Everything

      In an interview with Rachel Maddow, Lev Parnas said that Trump lying and knew all about his activities and movements and directed him to threaten Ukraine.

      Parnas said on The Rachel Maddow Show, “That the president did know what was going on. President Trump knew exactly what was going on. He was aware of all my movements. I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the president. I have no intent, no reason to speak to any of these officials. They have no reason to speak to me. Why would presidents zelensky inner circle or minister — or president Poroshenko meet with who am I? They were told to meet with me. That’s the secret they were trying to keep. I was on the ground doing their work.”

      Parnas said that Trump lied about not knowing him, “He lied. When you say friends, me and him didn’t eat hot dogs together. I interacted with him as a lot of events. We had one-on-one conversations at roundtables. Basically I was — four or five days out of the week I was in constant contact with him. I was with Rudy when he would speak to the president, plenty of times. I mean, ludicrous.”

      Parnas spilled the beans. He is a direct witness who contradicts both Trump’s story and the Republican Party line. Trump is guilty. He directed the operation, and he was trying to get Ukraine to smear Joe Biden.

      Parnas has also said that Bolton is a key witness, and he implicated Mike Pence in a much deeper way than the Vice President and his party wants to admit.

      The Lev Parnas interview with Rachel Maddow has been totally devastating for Trump.

      https://www.politicususa.com/2020/01/15/lev-parnas-devastates-trump-and-reveals-everything.html

      • joe90 7.2.1

        Parnas reckons there was an attempt to get Zelensky's predecessor to investigate Biden

      • Anne 7.2.2

        Rudy Giuliani has been donkey deep in dirty work for many decades. He was a key figure in a foreign bribery scandal involving the makers of the DC10 aircraft, McDonnell Douglas (now part of the Boeing Corporation) between 1979 and 1981. It seems McDonnell and co. were bribing foreign entities – which included the Australian Defence Force – in the 1970s. He came to some secret agreement with the Reagan Administration to basically stop the case going to court. In other words a cover-up ensued.

        There was a furore over the Reagan Attorney decision and since it coincided with the Erebus tragedy and its controversial aftermath… I'm wondering if the Erebus cover-up was linked in some way to the McDonnell Douglas scandal cover-up.

        I'm currently researching NZ politics around that time (for personal reasons) and it's all looking mighty murky.

  6. Muttonbird 8

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