TomPaineSentMe 2 points ago +3 / -1

This gets an econ collapse tag? Why the doom?

This is the longest time in 50 years we've had unemployment under 4%.

This seems like garbage even for ZH.

Biden's BLS (Bureal Of Lies and Statistics)

It's the same folks who put out unemployment numbers under Trump. It's the same BLS.

Unemployment was 3.5% last month. It's 3.8 this month

That seems like a big deal. But we added 187K jobs. If we had a job, how did the unemployment rate go up

The answer is the labor force rose by 736k which is good.

We had a 700K jump last August too.

Lot of this is young folks going back to looking for a job after summer.

TomPaineSentMe 4 points ago +4 / -0

Filed in 2020 and dismissed in 2020.

Anyone can file a lawsuit. It doesn't mean anyone gets a trial.

AND filing a frivolous lawsuit like this one can get you sanctioned by a court.

Parsa v. Google L.L.C. (3:19-cv-02407)

Thus, on May 5, 2020, the Court ordered Plaintiff to show cause, in writing, on or before May 19, 2020, why this matter should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. The order stated that failure to timely respond would result in dismissal of this lawsuit. It is now almost two weeks after the deadline for a response, and no further activity has occurred on the docket of this case. Accordingly, consistent with the Court’s order to show cause, it is hereby ORDERED that this case is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for failure to prosecute. It is SO ORDERED. Dated: June 1, 2020

TomPaineSentMe 0 points ago +1 / -1

You typed this

I remembered very clearly that the guilty plea was thrown out by the judge

Which is just amazing.

care to show us this event you remember clearly?

TomPaineSentMe -2 points ago +1 / -3

The US not occupied territory. Our governments, courts and law enforcement are functioning normally. You may want to think so, but it just ain't so.

Trump is commander in Chief, he is control of the military.

Not according the Constitution.

Look at the "Law of War" section here.

This is precisely what I am talking about “Can military law apply to civilians?” The short answer is yes, but only under special circumstances.

Without the declaration of martial law, civilians in the United States can’t be tried under the military courts.

So we don't have that circumstance.

We don't have this circumstance for most civilians

Civiliians serving with, employed by, or accompanying the armed forces


This is a better explainer of it.

TomPaineSentMe -2 points ago +1 / -3

The you sold your country out was because Mike Flynn was working for the Turkish government. The judge mentioned this.

“All along, you were an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as the national security advisor to the president of the United States,” Sullivan told Flynn, referring to the other case, for which Flynn was not charged.

The judge was upset with the plea deal the DOJ gave Flynn which was for no jail time and asked the DOJ why he was getting a good deal. They said he was going to cooperate in upcoming cases, but the judge wondered why are we sentencing him now? And offered to delay the sentencing because he would not accept the DOJ recommendation. Basically telling Flynn you're rolling the dice with me, I give you jail time today.

Sullivan told Flynn that if he did not accept an offer to postpone his ongoing sentencing hearing, “I cannot assure you that if you proceed today, you will not receive a sentence of incarceration.”

TomPaineSentMe -1 points ago +2 / -3

He did not deliver a "uranium 1' sample.

The US caught some crooks trying to sell enriched uranium to bad guys.

Enriched uranium is not the stuff Uranium 1 digs up. The stuff uranium 1 digs up is just rocks. And only small percentage of these rocks have uranium and only a tiny percentage of that is the scary stuff.

The crooks had the bad stuff, I don't remember how scary though and the US wanted to know where they got it. Was it an insider selling this stuff? Bad security letting it get stolen. Russia was an obvious possible source. So Mueller took about a dime's worth of uranium to Russia to test forensically to see if looked like their stuff.

TomPaineSentMe 0 points ago +1 / -1

Firstly, both GWHB and No Name were in the military.

So was Joe Biggs https://www.military.com/daily-news/2023/08/31/army-veteran-who-was-proud-boys-organizer-gets-17-years-prison-role-jan-6-capitol-riot.html

The running theory is we are in Devolution.


If Trump signed the Insurrection Act, the military takes over and the rules change.

But he didn't. And also from that link you sent.

Is invoking the Insurrection Act the same as declaring martial law? The Insurrection Act does not authorize martial law. The term “martial law” has no established definition, but it is generally understood as a power that allows the military to take over the role of civilian government in an emergency. By contrast, the Insurrection Act generally permits the military to assist civilian authorities (whether state or federal), not take their place. Under current law, the president has no authority to declare martial law.

by the way I finished my reply to you. I got 8 maybe 11 of the 14.

TomPaineSentMe 0 points ago +1 / -1

Were these cases completely redacted, no they were not.

You're right I goofed. Big Time

I think I saw that 12/04/17 date in the red box and was think cases that came after that.

If I were to guess those other offices is referring to Military tribunals. The military justice system is a separate entity, nothing is leaked and explains why these cases were completely redacted.

If you read the Uniform Code of Military Justice, you will see that tribunals for civilians are excluded in 99.99% of federal crimes. There's a chapter on who is subject to the UCMJ and most Americans who are not in the military or committing a crime on a military base is exempt.

The military justice system is far more open than you imagine. In fact, the Consititution prohibits the kind of secrecy you mention https://www.jagcnet.army.mil/ACMPRS/cases/docket-case-list

I got about 6-8 of the redacted cases so far. I'll post in a bit.

TomPaineSentMe 2 points ago +3 / -1

She's UK based so it's intriguing. .....


She is not his wife and is too young to be his daughter.

I think she might have been born in the UK according to one site, he would have been in the US at the time. So probably not is my guess.

And old Georgie was running his mouth before he ever met Stefan Halper.

TomPaineSentMe 1 point ago +2 / -1

place in a military tribunal, with the defendants being tried as enemy combatants

Problem with this is it's flat out illegal.

The UCMJ is very specific about this

And enemy combatant has a very specific meaning.

TomPaineSentMe 1 point ago +2 / -1

other Americans were investigated but never found guilty

Gregory B. Craig indicted but acquitted

Vin Weber, Tony Podesta, Erik Prince, were looked at

George Nader was arrested for child porn by Mueller investigators who were looked into the UAE's influence, he was also hit for campaign violations so found guilty but on on related crimes....Eliot Broidy was also looked into at that point, he later was indicted for other stuff.

TomPaineSentMe 2 points ago +2 / -0

EDIT jhartz correctly points out this are not the REFERRED CASES


14 criminal investigations.....by now we know most of these. Here's the Americans and one ex-soviet who found guilty except the ex-soviet.

Accused....................Indictment Date  ...........................Initial Case status

1.  George Papadopoulos...3-Oct-17....................Pleaded guilty on October 5, 2017
>Rick Gates..............27-Oct-17..............Pleaded guilty on February 23, 2018.
>Paul Manafort..............27-Oct-17..............Pleaded guilty on September 14, 2018. 

3.  Michael Flynn..............30-Nov-17..............Pleaded guilty on December 1, 2017

4.  Richard Pinedo..............7-Feb-18Pleaded guilty on February 12, 2018

5.  Alex van der Zwaan..............16-Feb-18Pleaded guilty on February 16, 2018.  
>Rick Gates..............22-Feb-18.......Charges dismissed  February 27, 2018.
>Paul Manafort..............22-Feb-18..............Found guilty on 8 counts of 18,  August 21, 2018.

7.  Konstantin Kilimnik.............8-Jun-18.............At large outside U.S. jurisdiction

8.  Michael Cohen.............29-Nov-18.............Pleaded guilty on November 29, 2018. 

9.  Roger Stone.............24-Jan-19.............Found guilty on all counts on November 15, 2019.
TomPaineSentMe 2 points ago +2 / -0

No President writes Executive Orders. They sign them so they can executed, but staff lawyers write these things. Sometimes they write an executive order because Congress passed a law they had to follow.

The famous executive order about human rights and corrupt actors that Trump signed in 2017 is because of 2016 law.


New Executive Order Implements Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, Provides for Treasury Sanctions Against Malign Actors Worldwide Today, the Trump Administration launched a new sanctions regime targeting human rights abusers and corrupt actors around the world. Building on the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act passed by Congress last year, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (Order) today declaring a ......

TomPaineSentMe 1 point ago +1 / -0

I do believe the State Department holds great sway on what the news media reports. (Look at the recent Tucker clip saying the media disnt report Obama as gay, just to keep their access, as an example)

I wouldn't use Tucker as an example and if we did that has nothing to do with State Department at all.

I do not, for one second believe, no funds have been spent to influence the American public How much Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty content have you seen in the past decade? How much Radio Free Asia?

This just means the State Department was going to continue it's normal work funding it's normal meedia sites through the U.S. Agency for Global Media. USAGM's mission

to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. USAGM accomplishes this mission through two federal entities: the Voice of America (VOA) and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB); and four USAGM-funded grantees: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN), and the Open Technology Fund (OTF).


Unless you're getting your news from those sites there's nothing that affects you. People saw the world propaganda and got all bent out of shape.

The Facebook thing has nothing whatsoever to with the USAGM.

TomPaineSentMe 4 points ago +4 / -0

I haven't looked or seen it but how was President Trump addressed in his indictment?

         The State of Georgia
         Donald J. Trump

The first sentence in the intro of the first charge says "Defendant Donald J. Trump lost the election that was held on November 3.

The person writing this is Trump's lawyer he's going to keep referring to President Donald J Trump as both a legal strategy and a way to keep his client happy. Trump just fired his last GA lawyer.....have to check his filings....heh.

TomPaineSentMe 2 points ago +2 / -0

13848 is not an Obama executive order and the OP was wrong it was not an executive order. It was a law passed by Congress revising an older law.

13848 is Foreign Election Interference one.

TomPaineSentMe 10 points ago +10 / -0

Trump has also just asked to sever his GA case from the folks who want it fast tracked.


TomPaineSentMe 16 points ago +16 / -0

A. President is an honorific like Judge that often stays as part of person's name formally. B. I think it's going to be part of his defense, most of this happened during his term.

TomPaineSentMe 1 point ago +1 / -0

Enrique Tarrio sentenced to 17 years too.

EDIT Bad info.

Hold off on this seems like somebody screwed up their headline

other sentences probably will come down today too.

Actually it looks like Googles search results added the headline, but the news orgs all have it correct for Biggs.

Tarrio was supposed to be sentenced yesterday, but it delayed until September 5th.

TomPaineSentMe 8 points ago +9 / -1

His signature line says "President Donald Trump".

It's a document created by his lawyer.

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