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by Bjinse on Wed May 2nd, 2018 at 08:34:39 PM EST
a Weinstein UPDATE
Weinstein Painted as Tuxedo-Clad Pimp for Sex-Trafficking Prostitution Case
Last year [the British actress Kadian] Noble sued Weinstein, his brother and their company under the Trafficking Commercial Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.
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"Nobody has dealt with a factual situation like this under the statute?" Sweet asked, referring to sex-trafficking law.

Telling the judge he was correct, [Weinstein's attorney Phyllis] Kupferstein denied that there was any commercial sex act because Weinstein never promised to land Noble a film role.

"Her understanding about that is not a thing of value," she said.[1],[2],[3], [4]

If the case is unprecedented, Weinstein's accusers have brought the first cases on both coasts. [Noble's attorney Jeffrey ] Herman told reporters outside of court that he filed similar allegations on behalf of actress Dominique Huett in Los Angeles.



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by Cat on Thu May 3rd, 2018 at 01:37:20 AM EST
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re: "In any case, to judge by sample commentary, many US Americans are ill-equipped to advocate intelligently for the rights of prostitutes sex workers..."

"traffickers
Tenants With Benefits: Rise in 'Rent for Sex' Ads

A recent investigations reveals 250,000 women had been offered free or discounted rent in exchange for sex in the past five years in the UK.

The survey* was carried out by British TV show This Morning which interviewed a landlord who admitted he frequently offered rooms to women for free in return for sex, insisting he was doing nothing wrong and sparking outrage on Twitter.

"This is AWFUL

No. So. What's the final word, ppl. Is a "sex act" worthless? Or is it priceless? Profane or sacred? Your overlords want you to "react". Get to it. Arc of justice and all that.

* This survey is ghost in the machine. The instrument and methodology attributed to various organizations, is not available on the internet. The Times first reported the results 31 Jan 2018. The story has been pushed along month-over-month sinceuntil it reached Teh Kremlin [1], [ 2].

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu May 3rd, 2018 at 06:32:01 PM EST
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Thank the Lazy Clown President This Time
Calling South Korea's government a "puppet" is no exaggeration. Until December 1994 , US commanders held day to day operational control over South Korean forces. To this day, treaties between the US and South Korea surrender immediate command and control of all South Korean military assets and forces to American officers not Korean ones in case of war. The South Korean army is still a Pentagon sock puppet.

By allowing Koreans to make peace Trump deftly removed the foot from his mouth, and gets credit for doing something neither Obama nor the Clintons would have dared attempt. Peace between the Koreans is an unambiguously good thing for them and for everybody, so we can all thank Trump for that one. Korea was one nation for centuries, but only divided by the US since World War 2.

Pompeo and Bolton offer different stances regarding North Korea's denuclearization
During an interview with ABC News, Pompeo dodged a question about whether there might be any easing of sanctions before the "complete irreversible dismantlement" of North Korea's nuclear program and said, "We're going to do it in a fundamentally different way than the previous efforts to persuade the North Koreans to get rid of their nuclear weapons program. We have [. . .] our eyes wide open."
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This contrasts with remarks made by Bolton during interviews with Fox News and CBS. When Bolton was asked whether "President Trump [will] insist that Kim give up, ship out, all of his nuclear weapons, all of his nuclear fuel, all of his ballistic missiles, before the US makes any concessions," he said, "Yes, I think that's what denuclearization means."
South Korea president says Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize
Moon's Nobel Prize comment came in response to a congratulatory message from Lee Hee-ho, the widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, in which she said Moon deserved to win the prize, the Blue House official said.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu May 3rd, 2018 at 03:31:51 AM EST
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Which is exactly what I would say. I'd also suggest giving him the literature price for his Tweets. Drown him in applause until peace in Korea can't be stopped any more.
by generic on Thu May 10th, 2018 at 01:10:48 PM EST
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There is no literature prize right now thanks to#MeToo. I wonder if there will be a medicine one after the Karolinska/Macchiarini scandal. Surely he deserves it for economics?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu May 10th, 2018 at 01:16:41 PM EST
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World's Most Litigious Nation-State Reports
US judge: Iran must pay $6bn to victims of 9/11 attacks
A default judgement is issued when a defendant does not contest the case in court.
No show to summons!
Though the lawsuit alleged Iran supported the hijackers with training and other assistance, any Iranian involvement in the attacks remains unclear.

The 9/11 Commission, which was tasked with preparing a "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding" the attacks, found no evidence of direct Iranian support, other than certain 9/11 hijackers travelled through Iran on their way to Afghanistan, without having their passports stamped.

PACER docket | Thomas Burnett, Sr., et al. v. The Islamic Republic of Iran, et al., 15-cv-9903, 30 April 2018

ubn warned: In cases like this, bring your own army. If you want to collect.

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by Cat on Sat May 5th, 2018 at 06:24:31 PM EST
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