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She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Oct 13th, 2020 at 03:10:05 PM EST
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Not doing anything to make the voting system work is an easy way to suppress voting
by asdf on Tue Oct 13th, 2020 at 09:48:35 PM EST
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Perhaps Azerbaijan will be a perfect hangout for Trump ?

by Oui on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 10:11:01 AM EST
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with creditors chasing him for $400Million in debts...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 12:51:12 PM EST
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Now he REALLY regrets not having built a Moscow Trump Tower. How long would extradition take in Ireland or Scotland? Since Scotland is still part of the UK he might be held in The Tower of London while awaiting adjudication of his extradition claim. Boris and his fellow Tories would do all they could to help.

So maybe he would end up at Trump Tower Istanbul. Ergogan could be even more helpful - or not.

Damn all these extradition treaties!

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 01:41:51 PM EST
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Probably not. I didn't read the Yella Cake story about The Tax filings, but secondary commentary left with me the distinct impression, Yella Cake offered no distinction between personal (DJT) and corporate (The Trump Organiztion) obligations--not to mention tax avoidance and evasion.

As implied even in this thread, $400M likely represents mortgage balance of TTO RE portfolio. This amount is a negligible proportion of total liability (imputed debt service notwithstanding) against total assets value (disputed by Michael Cohen) by comparison to similarly situated publicly-traded or privately-held transnational RE firms. Take Cushman & Wakefield for example, formerly run by PE groups: 2019 10-K position -- total liabilities $5.8B, total debt $2.6B, total assets $7.1B.

Which goes to show, yet again, the prurient appetites of the US American public for displays of moral turpitude (eg. losses, treason, sexual deviance) instead of reckoning with the principles of moral rectitude (eg. equity, profit, capital accumulation) they supposedly admire and innocently emulate.

It would be satisfying to me, if this belated PROBE led by SDNY concluded with an indictment of either DJT or TTO or the bookkeepers, but I'm sure now more than ever this was never the objective. Too many jobs in www organized crime hang in the balance.

by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 02:31:12 PM EST
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by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 01:44:55 PM EST
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Trump doesn't quality except perhaps in an outpost settlement  ...

Haven for Jewish billionaires, not losers

by Oui on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 02:24:50 PM EST
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He could convert to Judaism, get citizenship, and then run for Parliament, thus getting immunity from extradition.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 08:50:33 PM EST
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Good.  Maybe that means he won't go home to Mar-a-Lago or -- worse -- his Jupiter golf club and fuck up all the traffic when we go down to see our families for the holidays.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 03:00:59 PM EST
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He'll have to pick a place with no extradition law and no masking laws (so on second thought, Israel isn't a good idea.)
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 09:02:05 PM EST
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This leaves Kazakhstan, obviously:

by Bernard on Sat Oct 24th, 2020 at 08:35:29 PM EST
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