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Current TV Shows / Glow on Netflix
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:28:37 PM »
Alison Brie and Marc Maron in a show that about women's wrestling in the 80s. Watching the first episode and Alison already showed her boobs making it the best show ever.

A company that owns buildings with Donald Trump and the family of Jared Kushner is a finalist for a $1.7 billion contract to build the FBI's new headquarters.

Vornado Realty Trust is one of three finalists to build a replacement for the bureau's current headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., the massive J. Edgar Hoover Building, according to Garth Beall, manager of Renard Development. Renard is hoping the federal agency running the bidding process, the General Services Administration, will choose a Renard site in Greenbelt, Maryland, for the new headquarters.

Vornado is a partial owner with the Trump Organization in two buildings, one each in New York and San Francisco. It is also a major investor in 666 Fifth Ave., the flagship skyscraper of the Kushner Cos.

Virginia Congressman Gerald Connolly said the White House ties to Vornado create a conflict of interest.

Since Trump hasn't divested from his company, "that shifts the ethical burden to his business partners," Connolly said. "We're in a position where once again he shrugged off his responsibilities and sloughed it off to someone else."

Connolly, who represents an area in Virginia vying for the new headquarters, called on Vornado to drop out of the bidding.

The choice of Vornado as a finalist was earlier reported by ABC News.

Requests for comment from Vornado, and its partner in the FBI bid, JBG Cos., were not immediately returned. A spokesman for the General Services Administration said the agency doesn't comment on projects in "active procurement."

"Jared takes the ethics rules very seriously and would never compromise himself or the administration," the White House said in a statement. There was no immediate response from the White House about the president's potential conflicts stemming from the FBI building bid.

Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser to the president, sold his personal interest in 666 Fifth Ave. earlier this year.

The Kushner Cos. declined to comment.

Vornado is run by Steven Roth, who has been advising Donald Trump on his plans to revamp the nation's infrastructure. He also is consulting with the White House Office of American Innovation, which is being led by Kushner.

Steven Schooner, a professor of government procurement law at George Washington University, said the relationship between Vornado and the White House makes any government deal with the real estate company suspect.

"This would absolutely pose an apparent, and, potentially, an actual conflict of interest," Schooner said in an email. "I cannot imagine any modern-era precedent for the president (and his advisor and son-in-law) not recognizing that this is a problem and shutting this down before it gets any worse."

Renard's Beall indicated he isn't as worried. He said the bidding process is unlikely to be tainted.

"Typically the president doesn't get involved in GSA solicitations," he said. "It's pretty easy for the president to recuse himself."

Vornado is a partial owner with the Trump Organization in 1290 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan and 555 California St. in San Francisco.

The Kushner building owned with Vornado, 666 Fifth Ave., has been at the center of a conflicts of interest debate before. A Chinese insurer considering investing in the skyscraper had to pull out of negotiations with the Kushners after news reports highlighted the insurer's close ties to the Beijing government.

The skyscraper was bought by the Kushner Cos. for record $1.8 billion before the 2008 financial crisis, and soon ran into financial trouble. Vornado came to the rescue a few years later, buying a big stake in the building at a discount.

The GSA ruled in March that the Trump Organization can keep using a government-owned building in Washington for its new hotel, the Trump International Hotel, a favorite of diplomats and lobbyists. That decision drew criticism from good-government groups and Democrats. They note the contract the president's company signed forbids government officials from being a party to or benefiting from the building.

The GSA said Trump was in "full compliance" because profits from the hotel won't go directly to Trump while he's president.

The agency has said the winning bidder for the FBI building will have to construct in one of three locations in the Washington, D.C., area. The bidder will also get to take over the old FBI headquarters building to convert to other uses.

A real president should take pride in saving and spending your money wisely, not funneling it to his cronies

Game Cage / Mario + Rabids: Kingdom Battle
« on: June 12, 2017, 04:55:34 PM »

A Mario RTS with lots of cartoon violence? The future is now!

Game Cage / Dragon Ball Fighter Z
« on: June 12, 2017, 09:06:41 AM »

General Chat / Letter's wife was arrested
« on: June 07, 2017, 04:42:14 PM »

A Florida woman pleaded guilty and was sent to prison Wednesday for threatening a man whose six-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut school, which she contended was a hoax.

Senior U.S. District Judge James Cohn sentenced Lucy Richards, 57, to five months in prison, followed by five months of home detention. She pleaded guilty to interstate transmission of a threat to injure in communications with Lenny Pozner, the father of Noah Pozner, who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Cohn called Richards's actions toward Pozner "disturbing" and said no one should cite a conspiracy theory or belief in a hoax in the deaths of 20 children and six adults that occurred at the school.

"I'm sure he wishes this was false and he could embrace Noah, hear Noah's heartbeat and hear Noah say 'I love you, Dad'," Cohn told Richards. "Your words were cruel and insensitive. This is reality and there is no fiction. There are no alternative facts."

nvestigators say Richards made four voicemail and email threats to Pozner on Jan. 10, 2016, after viewing internet sites claiming the shooting was a hoax aimed at curtailing Americans' Second Amendment gun ownership rights. The messages said things such as "you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon" and "LOOK BEHIND YOU IT IS DEATH."

'Worst mistake of my life'

Richards, seated in a wheelchair at the hearing, has significant mental health problems including agoraphobia — fear of leaving one's house — obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorder, court documents show. But Cohn said he did not think mental illness triggered Richards' actions.

"You have the absolute right to think and believe as you so desire," the judge said. "You do not have the right to transmit threats to another."

In a statement before she was sentenced, Richards apologized and said she could not account for her actions against Pozner that day.

"I don't know where my heart and head were that day, but they were not in the right place," she said. "It was the worst mistake of my life and I am truly sorry."

Others linked to the Sandy Hook massacre have reported harassment by hoax believers amid a growing trend of "fake news" stories and baseless conspiracy theories, such as the "Pizzagate" case in which a man fired an assault rifle inside a Washington, D.C., pizzeria after going there to investigate unfounded claims it harboured a child sex abuse ring.

In fact, Richards' public defender Robert Berube said he had gotten calls from around the United States from people who think Sandy Hook was a hoax.

"There were many people who told me it never took place," he said.

In addition to the prison time and home arrest, Richards will serve three years on probation and is barred from accessing a list of conspiracy theory websites.

She had initially been scheduled to plead guilty in March but did not show up in court, leading to her arrest April 1 and time in jail since then. Those two months already served will count toward her five-month prison sentence.

FLINT, MI -- The sales manager of the Genesee County Land Bank has resigned his position after water activists recorded him saying Flint's problems were caused by "ni***** (who) don't pay their bills."

Michele M. Wildman, executive director of the Land Bank, said Monday, June 5, that she has accepted the resignation of Phil Stair, a longtime employee of the agency.

Stair, who's white, was recorded making the comment by Chelsea Lyons, an environmental activist and independent journalist who has been active recently in the Flint water crisis.

"Flint has the same problems as Detroit -- f**ing ni***** don't pay their bills, believe me, I deal with them," Stair is heard to say on the recording posted online by Truth Against The Machine.

Lyons said she's concerned by the Land Bank's role as Flint's largest property owner. The agency takes over tax-foreclosed properties, carrying out demolitions, rehabilitations and sales.

"The Land Bank is taking up all of the properties in Flint... They are pushing people out of neighborhood," Lyons said this morning.

The recording of Stair took place over two days and started after Lyons and another woman met him after having received a tip that he was at a local bar, Lyons said.

Wildman addressed the county Board of Commissioners Monday morning, saying she accepted Stair's resignation and apologized for his remarks.

"I am deeply troubled by (the statements)," she said. "The citizens of Flint deserve to have trust in their public officials."

Game Cage / Injustice 2 (Spoilers)
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:44:51 PM »
So yeah I finished the game. I think I know who will be the villain in the next game. Superman being unable to save Coast City is extremely reminiscent of how he ended up becoming Parallax and since he already had a heel turn in this verse I think its a high possibility.

General Chat / 11 year old forced to marry her rapist.
« on: May 30, 2017, 08:20:02 PM »

In some small Middle Eastern country called "Florida".

Edit: The marriage happened in 72 but the woman is working on making it illegal now.

Game Cage / Far Cry 5: AKA Reverse Resident Evil 5
« on: May 30, 2017, 07:52:31 PM »
So remember how dumb dumb liberals were calling RE5 racist because you should black zombies? Well we now have dumb dumb racist calling Far Cry 5 liberal propaganda because the bad guys are gun loving militia types.

ICT / Gazelle (Kingsman) vs Gogo (Kill Bill)
« on: May 30, 2017, 08:34:59 AM »
This probably happened when Kingsman first came out but I don't remember. Fight take place at the crazy 88 club.

A reporter said he was physically assaulted by Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte on Wednesday, a day before Montana residents could vote him into office.

"Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses," tweeted Ben Jacobs, a reporter with The Guardian, who was covering a Gianforte campaign event.

In an audio recording of the incident, captured by the reporter, Jacobs can be heard pressing Gianforte to comment on a Congressional Budget Office evaluation of the American Health Care Act released earlier Wednesday.

Then, a loud crash.

"I'm sick and tired of you guys," Gianforte can be heard shouting. "The last time you came in here you did the same thing. Get the hell out of here."

The altercation took place at Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana.

"You just body-slammed me and broke my glasses," Jacobs says.

"Get the hell out of here," Gianforte says again.

Jacobs described the incident to The Guardian:

"He took me to the ground," Jacobs said by phone from the back of an ambulance, according to The Guardian. "This is the strangest thing that has ever happened to me in reporting on politics."

A Fox News crew that witnessed the encounter between Jacobs and Gianforte described a far more disturbing scene, saying Gianforte "grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground."

Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna said she and her crew "watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the man, as he moved on top of the reporter and began yelling something to the effect of 'I'm sick and tired of this.'"

According to Acuna's account, Jacobs "scrambled to his knees" and said that his glasses were broken.

"To be clear, at no point did any of us who witnessed this assault see Jacobs show any form of physical aggression toward Gianforte, who left the area after giving statements to local sheriff's deputies," the Fox News reporter said.

Jacobs was taken to a local hospital, where he reportedly got an X-ray on his elbow. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin confirmed to The Guardian that his department was "currently investigating" the incident and declined to comment further.

It was later reported that Sheriff Gootkin donated $250 to Gianforte's campaign in March, according to Federal Election Commission documents cited by Politico reporter Gabriel Debenedetti.

Photos posted to social media showed police vehicles and an ambulance on the scene. Jacobs reportedly filed a report with Bozeman police.

BuzzFeed's Alexis Levinson, who was at the campaign event, said she heard a "giant crash" from behind partially closed doors and "saw Ben's feet fly in the air as he hit the floor."

Gianforte left the event early in a silver Jeep.

In a statement, Gianforte campaign spokesman Shane Scanlon suggested Jacobs was to blame:

"Tonight, as Greg was giving a separate interview in a private office, The Guardian's Ben Jacobs entered the office without permission, aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg's face, and began asking badgering questions. Jacobs was asked to leave. After asking Jacobs to lower the recorder, Jacobs declined. Greg then attempted to grab the phone that was pushed in his face. Jacobs grabbed Greg's wrist, and spun away from Greg, pushing them both to the ground. It's unfortunate that this aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist created this scene at our campaign volunteer BBQ."

Gianforte, an engineer and businessman, is running against Democrat Rob Quist in a special election on Thursday for Montana's at-large Congressional district. The district was formerly held by Ryan Zinke, whom President Donald Trump tapped to lead the US Department of the Interior.

Gianforte unsuccessfully ran for governor of Montana in 2016.

Quist declined to comment on the incident when pressed by an MSNBC reporter Wednesday evening.

"That's really not for me to talk about. I think that's more a matter for law enforcement," he said.

Polls suggest an unexpectedly tight race in the reliably conservative Montana. In 2016, Trump carried the state by 21 points. But with the White House embroiled in scandal, Democrats are keeping a close eye on the Montana contest, which could give an early glimpse of their chances in the 2018 midterm elections.

Gianforte, meanwhile, has allied himself closely to Trump, campaigning with Vice President Mike Pence, Zinke, and Donald Trump Jr.

Jacobs reported last month on Gianforte's financial ties to two Russian companies sanctioned by the US.

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