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Escaping China

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- Sat, 15 Feb 2020 01:01:41 EST tTnap6yB No.182697
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https://apnews.com/bcbf0108163c692e0dcab51bf5d3dca9

>Religious minorities in China being persecuted. Daughter helps her father win his freedom.
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David Dishledge - Sun, 05 Apr 2020 10:23:44 EST aRAdhvmK No.184002 Reply
>>183985
>everything bad that happens can be blamed on foreigners and if my people do anything bad they're not really my people
You put on the mask, guy. And when you put it on, you put on the whole mask. When you participate in identity wars, you become the identity. This isn't a rubber and glue situation and you're treating it like one. If those people are what you say they are, then you are what they say you are, by natural extension. And you should hear what they say about you when you bomb their weddings and depose their governments and create never-ending refugee situations.
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Ebenezer Dorringmune - Sun, 05 Apr 2020 10:36:41 EST vtGpuxHo No.184004 Reply
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>>183969
>Probably been more attempted shootings with anti-Christian motivation than there have been with extremist Christian motivation.
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Esther Dobberwill - Sun, 05 Apr 2020 13:10:03 EST tlilhxRg No.184007 Reply
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>>183985
Fuck off and kill yourself, you fucking the future faggot.

Otter I hardly knew her

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- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:39:58 EST tTnap6yB No.182761
File: 1582195198206.jpg -(41648B / 40.67KB, 900x600) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Otter I hardly knew her
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/17/lakeland-florida-otter-attack-mom-plays-hero-when-otter-intrudes/4784684002/

>Otter attacks a family, is promptly dealt with.
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Edward Saffingford - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 10:21:41 EST 33HPh16i No.182820 Reply
>>182761
I rhink its hilarious American threat animals like human beings.

It Ain't short but putin

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- Thu, 16 Jan 2020 05:16:37 EST Oi89F67V No.182023
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Putin

https://apnews.com/VladimirPutin

Nobody is surprised by a dictator firming up his dictatorship.

Xijinping did it recently in China, now big boy shoes are on in Moskva.

Sad day, but really not that new in news. The whole government being forced to resign. That's a blow. Makes US of A look almost democratic
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Fucking Songerpack - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 10:27:45 EST Dg4SuPXx No.182419 Reply
>>182412
they do though it just largely takes place outside of america
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William Sellergold - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 16:23:32 EST tTnap6yB No.182433 Reply
>>182419

... yes, we seem to agree on a lot of things don't we?

Why monopolies are bad

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- Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:52:56 EST 40pbmk0m No.183955
File: 1585957976438.jpg -(34991B / 34.17KB, 400x400) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Why monopolies are bad
The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-us-ventilator-shortage.html
Summary: Big company buys out a small one and reneges on previous deal with the usual result.
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David Duckwater - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:02:54 EST SGLLcSX+ No.183958 Reply
>>183955
Outsourcing is very 2000s. This is the most egregious example but it's not unique to the US to realise that actually it doesn't work. The private sector doesn't delivery efficiency it delivers profit for shareholders, any efficiency gains will be taken by them and any losses bourne by the taxpayer. For any item you absolute need you do it yourself

This sort of thing should be subject to a tender and the company buying them out should have inherited the liabilities.

That's another issue with outsourcing, it rarely punishes the private company if/when they fuck up massively. Again the risk for this is carried by the government. Governments have a lot of blame in this though. If you try to outsource something and set some protection for the public and then get few to no bids maybe you're just being unreasonable. When all but one supplier pulls out of fails to come close you should ask yourself "why is this supplier so cheap?". The lowest bidder is often not the best value. In a world of government cuts and bailouts we have created economies where the public sector is the efficient powerhouse and the private sector sucks up welfare.

Waste disposal, buiidings, military supplies, in my country the Emergency Services Mobile Communication Protocol project is failing to deliver despite rolling back 6 months every time they havea 6 monthly review and at this point it'd have been cheaper to stay on trunked radio another 20 years. Then there's utilities, public transport, post. All as bad.

If you absolutely need it and it can't be sourced by buying from an existing competitive market it's probably worth doing yourself.
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Graham Greenwater - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:07:34 EST fxZPTs+O No.183960 Reply
>>183956
>illegal mergers

it wasn't illegal, mergers are a part of the normal operation of markets.

>don’t let consolidation happen throughout industries in general

so don't allow competition to take place, then? what should investors do when a company is failing and they want to recoup their losses if they aren't allowed to liquidate the firm? this would repress investment and ironically spur speculative investment in companies that are reporting to do well.

the real takeaway is: don't depend on private, independent, and virtually unaccountable actors to do critical research. do it in house and give them as many resources as they need to accomplish their task.
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Simon Geffingchedging - Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:31:27 EST ClNMEJ6U No.183966 Reply
>>183956
>The first is don’t allow
That's it. Can't get over that one. Government's job for three generations has been to lower the bar. That means taking apart the rules corporations have to follow. There's no regulation. The first step is regulation, which is not a reasonable request.

Use the spray you nasty bastard

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- Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:10:45 EST uvFBTWv6 No.183932
File: 1585930245829.jpg -(1636238B / 1.56MB, 1600x6163) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Use the spray you nasty bastard
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandrasternlicht/2020/04/02/why-you-should-flush-with-the-lid-down-virologist-warns-of-fecal-oral-transmission-of-covid-19/#26b53fd06eb8

Conservative outlets are amplifying a study that suggests that spraying shit all over your bathroom like a disgusting pig is bad for your health, and more acutely so nowadays. Read if you want to.
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Reuben Goffingworth - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:22:12 EST GetU3kJC No.183933 Reply
Who in the absolute fuck still flushes with the lid up? Sickening.

Is Dr. Lieber a great scientist or a Human Rights criminal?

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- Wed, 01 Apr 2020 18:16:52 EST e4pRHO7Y No.183832
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>Federal arrest
On January 28, 2020, Lieber was charged with two federal counts of making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement about his links to a Chinese university. According to the Department of Justice's charging document, there are two counts of alleged crime committed by Lieber. First, during an interview by DoD on April 24, 2018, Lieber was asked whether he was involved in the Thousand Talents Program. Lieber stated that "he was never asked to participate in the Thousand Talents Program", adding that "he 'wasn't sure' how China categorized him." The DOJ believes that Lieber's statement was false, because an intercepted email dated June 27, 2012, from Wuhan University of Technology ("WUT") included a contract for Lieber to sign. Second, in November 2018, the NIH inquired of Harvard University about Lieber's foreign affiliations. In January 2019, Harvard interviewed Lieber and reported to NIH that Lieber "had no formal association with WUT" after 2012. The DOJ believes Lieber's statement was false. Lieber was charged with two counts of violating 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(2), one on April 24, 2018, and one in January 2019 for making the allegedly false statements.

During his arraignment, authorities executed search warrants at the home and office in Lexington, Massachusetts. The charges against Lieber carry a sentence of five years in federal prison and a quarter million dollar fine. Lieber has been placed on paid administrative leave by Harvard.
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Walter Goblingtock - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 02:52:47 EST fxZPTs+O No.183919 Reply
>>183903
The American government is insane at all levels right now. Foreign policy, domestic policy, doesn't matter. Trump packed the whole system full of the dumbest right-wing cranks in the country and they are running it into the fucking ground. I don't know if the China containment policy is a specifically Trumpian one, though, or if it's a product of the deep state leading an incompetent and weak president into the policies its always wanted (a Cold War 2: Electric Boogaloo is free money from taxpayers for the military-industrial complex to squander).

At least a million people are going to die in America of the coronavirus, and our government is busy blasting China instead of putting together and into action a comprehensive plan to combat and contain the spread of the virus. Our government is too busy fucking with Maduro in Venezuela and stopping Cuba from receiving medical aid and going down the rabid Birchite route of attacking UN institutions for not towing the State Department's line. Fucking nuts. We're really fucked.

CCP sleeper agent caught spreading the virus in Walmart

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- Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:33:50 EST dx/2tEH9 No.183905
File: 1585881230719.png -(524945B / 512.64KB, 674x691) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. CCP sleeper agent caught spreading the virus in Walmart
https://twitter.com/209TimesCA/status/1244768513199206400
Meanwhile in Stockton...Did we mention San Joaquin County has more cases of COVID-19 than the entire Central Valley and Foothills COMBINED? 0_0
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Lillian Dartgold - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 01:10:59 EST dZDaQqJv No.183910 Reply
I was under the impression that it was because Stockton was a shithole byproduct of California neo-liberalism filled with unemployed, uninsured uneducated people likely to believe the virus is a hoax because their pastor said so but I'm mistaken, it's agent 0050cent.

TRUE: Racists think killing Chinese people stops coronavirus

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- Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:37:42 EST 95fSyme/ No.183817
File: 1585759062800.jpg -(1263638B / 1.21MB, 1600x4316) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. TRUE: Racists think killing Chinese people stops coronavirus
https://news.yahoo.com/stabbing-asian-american-2-old-190324496.html

>“The suspect indicated that he stabbed the family because he thought the family was Chinese, and infecting people with coronavirus,” according to an FBI analysis report obtained by ABC News.

This is basically why racists find that they're being segregated. It's the behavior, guys, not the opinions.
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Lillian Dartgold - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 01:25:35 EST dZDaQqJv No.183911 Reply
>>183848
That's a cartoon about Japanese people, not Chinese people.
Are you some kind of racist?
jk kys.

Formula 1 boss of austrian Red Bull Racing team suggested infecting drivers on purpose

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- Mon, 30 Mar 2020 07:57:45 EST E2Yofruj No.183746
File: 1585569465079.jpg -(221663B / 216.47KB, 1600x1191) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Formula 1 boss of austrian Red Bull Racing team suggested infecting drivers on purpose
https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/148842/marko-wanted-red-bull-drivers-to-contract-covid19
https://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/28969754/red-bull-boss-wanted-drivers-catch-coronavirus
https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/52091905
>Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko wanted to organise a 'Corona Camp' for his team's Formula 1 drivers so they would deliberately get infected with COVID-19.
>"These are all strong young men in really good health."

Be wary of greedy bosses of teams in any other sports trying the same thing.
Personally, I'll try to not buy a can of red bull ever again.
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Walter Blucklefitch - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:41:32 EST TnViggJE No.183769 Reply
>>183768
If they paid rent on their building they sure did. They also buy supplies. The point is, you can sit and pick apart a corporation's values or the behavior of this or that representative of the corporation and how you don't want that person to be successful, but ultimately, you will find a worker being exploited somewhere along the chain. Boycotts are a distraction, they're a way to get you to quibble, or bicker, or lure you into a false choice (as above - don't buy redbull, buy monster, whereas what you should be consuming is LESS OF EVERYTHING)...
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Donkey Dick Dave - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:06:57 EST pjSfU+g+ No.183801 Reply
>>183767
So, the only ethical choice in Capitalism, is death, is what your saying, if all consumption is exploration, no?
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Rebecca Gandleville - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:12:07 EST vVzh/0Aw No.183802 Reply
>>183801
>if I can't get literally 100% of everything I want, death is the only option
Socialism and Buddhism intersect a bit because mindfully accepting a certain amount of exploitation in your daily life is essential especially as you yourself are being exploited by participating in the system. Hyperfocusing on the problem is a fallacy and breeds the type of thought you've exemplified, whereas focusing on solutions brings solutions.

US pointlessly indicts Maduro on drug charges in the middle of global pandemic

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- Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:46:34 EST FaUpvM7+ No.183785
File: 1585662394291.png -(1118454B / 1.07MB, 1400x786) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. US pointlessly indicts Maduro on drug charges in the middle of global pandemic
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7jmad/venezuelan-president-nicolas-maduro-was-just-indicted-on-drug-trafficking-charges-in-the-us
Nice to know that even a global epidemiological crisis won't stop Americans from their endless quixotic vendetta against Venezuela.
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Hugh Bommlekidging - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:25:50 EST O/BUJHAn No.183790 Reply
At this rate USA isn't even going to exist as top world power in three months. SARS-COV-2 is going to completely buttfuck this country.
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Ebenezer Sigglefoot - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:15:22 EST aRAdhvmK No.183794 Reply
LOL only the poor suffer, you should know this.

Prominent right wing broadcasters spreading lies...

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- Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:20:17 EST odEWg5xh No.183759
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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/03/google-bans-infowars-app-over-coronavirus-claims/

>On Friday, Google removed the Infowars Android app from its Play Store, extinguishing one of the last mainstream strongholds of infamous conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The takedown came on the heels of a video, posted in the Infowars app last week and viewed by Wired, in which Jones disputed the need for social distancing, shelter in place, and quarantine efforts meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Careful before you complain about this: they just removed an app from the app store for spreading information contrary to public health. If you found your way here, this is not a barrier to access that applies to you.
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Doris Shittingway - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:33:10 EST tlilhxRg No.183791 Reply
>>183759
Good. Fuck Alex Jones. Only good thing he ever did was IRL schizoposting on the JRE.

Senator Rand Paul tests positive for coronavirus

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- Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:09:57 EST jIt5CLGm No.183477
File: 1584907797809.png -(420319B / 410.47KB, 600x508) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Senator Rand Paul tests positive for coronavirus
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/22/politics/rand-paul-coronavirus/index.html

god knows how long he was an asymptomatic carrier

it's happening folks
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Fucking Hingerfutch - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:39:18 EST fxZPTs+O No.183775 Reply
>>183773
Like I said upthread, the desirability of a decentralized political regime is separate from "states rights" which is, in fact, a watchword of white supremacy. It's no coincidence that the last big flare up of "states rights" talk was during the tea party protests in the early Obama administration. For the record, I support states legalizing marijuana, but would prefer federal legalization.

>Just because the topic of slavery is the most important to us today looking back, doesn't mean all other factors have zero value

It's more like the other issues were just not central enough to lead up to a civil war. The preservation of slavery became unlikely with the election of a Republican president, so states seceded, explicitly citing the defense of slavery as their cause for secession. Lincoln did not initially desire immediate emancipation, but the course of the civil war changed his mind, and made an abolitionist out of him. To ignore slavery is to ignore the main issue. To treat it as anything other than the main issue is to minimize its historical importance.
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Charlotte Sedgeville - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:15:59 EST p+17frAo No.183776 Reply
>>183734
Well Lincoln instituded nationwide tarriffs on british steel which actually affected everyone in the south and was an unprecedemted use of federal power. It was also very similar to the kind legislation passed by the british government that led to the original colonial insurgency in 1776, which was still in recent memory in the south.
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Martha Henkinstone - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:53:35 EST XgSJ2q4K No.183777 Reply
>>183773
What argument? You can't argue facts. There's no argument. You're just wrong. Verbose, but wrong.

Democrat Primary begins with Iowa delays and uncertainty

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- Tue, 04 Feb 2020 02:58:21 EST BVz6yLkS No.182413
File: 1580803101867.jpg -(139568B / 136.30KB, 609x721) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Democrat Primary begins with Iowa delays and uncertainty
The highly anticipated Democratic Primaries have finally started with the Iowa caucuses, and the DNC has already managed to turn it into a shitshow.

The day started off well for Bernie, confident on his campaign's massive ground game and enthusiastic supporters, with the most recent polls showing him lin first place coming into the caucus. The first caucus in Iowa - a special early caucus for night shift workers who can't attend regular caucuses, first offered to voters this year - voted almost unanimously for Sanders from amid the Ethiopian immigrant pork plant workers in the small town of Ottumwa. Other special "satellite" caucuses were offered for the first time this year.
https://theintercept.com/2020/02/03/iowa-first-caucus-satellite-pork-plant-workers/

Things turn a turn for the worse as the main caucuses opened. This primary sees the Democratic Party using for the first time a new app to track and record caucus results. The app was created by a firm called "Shadow" (yes, really), a firm that has received money from the Buttigieg campaign and whose CEO is a Buttigieg fan married to a Buttigieg staffer. Additional "cybersecurity methods" for the caucus was worked on by former Romney staffer Matt Rhodes and legendary failure Hillary staffer Robby Mook.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/iowa-caucus-app-shadow_n_5e390191c5b687dacc722824
https://www.hollywoodlanews.com/iowa-caucus-app-developed-by-company-that/
https://desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2020/01/29/iowa-caucus-cybersecurity-measures-ramping-up/4612169002/

The night started off with caucus officials unable to log into the app due to some sort of error, causing delays. Polling places were changed at the last moment without notification. Turnout at certain precincts was much larger than expected, causing more delays. And as voters and journalists waited for results, the DNC delayed releasing results even further, citing unspecified "quality checks", " inconsistencies", and "quality control". Results have still not been released many hours after the close of polling, highly unusual situation that baffled reporters. In previous elections, results would have been released hours ago.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/03/we-found-inconsistencies-not-hack-final-iowa-caucus-results-are-not-yet-available
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/02/03/election-2020-iowa-caucus-problems/4652422002/

The Sanders campaign, anticipating this sort of incompetence, has been performing their own data collection that shows Sanders with a comfortable lead. Meanwhile, caucus officials are unable to communicate with the DNC, being put on hold for hours with some resorting to Tweeting and texting results out of desperation. The results show bizarre delegate distributions relative to votes received, with some precincts being decided by fucking coin toss. Despite all this, Pete Buttigieg has claimed victory.
https://theintercept.com/2020/02/04/sanders-campaign-release-caucus-numbers-iowa-buttigieg/
https://twitter.com/shawnsebastian/status/1224538096571686912
https://twitter.com/jaylencavil/status/1224531122354298881

Needless to say, this has made many deeply suspicious that ratfuckery is afoot, and that the DNC is working to rig the primaries like last time.

Also Biden got completely wrecked.
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Fanny Pittfield - Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:59:20 EST vddqZalQ No.183712 Reply
>Silently waiting for the results of Biden's rape accusations.

I was saying that Trump was pretty much going to lose at this point because of the coronas and the economy collapsing but if Biden's rape shit comes out and get mainstream attention at the right time, he's fucked. And we're getting really close to the DNC, Bernie can only hope this comes to light quick. Otherwise they'll be locked in with "Mr. Creepy Asshole with Dementia." Maybe there is hope for the Bernie yet.
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William Bubbersog - Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:05:16 EST O/BUJHAn No.183713 Reply
>>183712
I, personally, am of hoping that Biden and Trump catches this virus. Cold hearted you say? Who are you to outweigh lives of two old men against hundreds of millions?

Financier Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex-trafficking charges

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- Sat, 06 Jul 2019 22:47:33 EST Zhdk+f9U No.177242
File: 1562467653408.jpg -(40148B / 39.21KB, 500x314) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Financier Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex-trafficking charges
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/06/financier-jeffrey-epstein-arrested-sex-trafficking-1399260

NEW YORK — Law enforcement officials say that wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested in New York on sex-trafficking charges.

Two law enforcement officials said Epstein was taken into federal custody Saturday on charges involving allegations that date to the 2000s.

The officials spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the pending case.

Epstein is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court. A message was sent to his attorney seeking comment.

Epstein’s arrest was first reported by The Daily Beast.
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Eugene Hollygold - Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:34:00 EST VMf1yHBf No.182277 Reply
The government is destroying the US, but Americans want more government.

The USA is collapsing, but Americans say nothing.

Insanity.
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Phineas Cashbanks - Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:11:24 EST +8irr0Qf No.182281 Reply
>>182277
Chinese leaders abandoned Wuhan. How long until Chinese citizens realize they only can rely on themselves? If you only can rely on yourself then why do you even need to pay taxes to central committee who already abandoned you while they flee to their houses overseas? Not even Chinese elites believe in Chjna anymore.

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