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Postby The Logan » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:00 am

More of The Best People™ doing the best things:

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/16/1724 ... c-ajit-pai

The advisor, Elizabeth Pierce, is the former chief executive of Quintillion, an Alaska-based fiber optic cable provider operating out of Anchorage. In her capacity as CEO, Pierce allegedly raised more than $250 million from two New York-based investment companies using forged contracts with other companies guaranteeing hundreds of millions of dollars in future revenue. Pierce resigned from Quintillion in August of last year, and she stepped down from her role in Pai’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) the following month.

“As it turned out, those sales agreements were worthless because the customers had not signed them,” US attorney Geoffrey Berman said in prepared remarks, as reported by the WSJ. “Instead, as alleged, Pierce had forged counter-party signatures on contract after contract. As a result of Pierce’s deception, the investment companies were left with a system that is worth far less than Pierce had led them to believe.” Pierce was trying to raise money to help build out a fiber optic system that would wire Alaska with high-speed internet and better help connect it to networks in other US states. Pierce was charged with wire fraud last Thursday and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Banedon » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:34 pm

Whoaaaa....Gorusch sided with the Dems and struck down a deportation law...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/17/politics ... index.html

The Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some "crimes of violence," holding that the law is unconstitutionally vague.

The case, Sessions v. Dimaya, had originated during the Obama administration but had been closely watched to see if the justices would reveal how they will consider the Trump administration's overall push to both limit immigration and increase deportations.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:59 pm

Banedon wrote:Whoaaaa....Gorusch sided with the Dems and struck down a deportation law...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/17/politics ... index.html

The Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some "crimes of violence," holding that the law is unconstitutionally vague.

The case, Sessions v. Dimaya, had originated during the Obama administration but had been closely watched to see if the justices would reveal how they will consider the Trump administration's overall push to both limit immigration and increase deportations.


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Postby SouthSideRyan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:19 am

We're all just sitting around waiting for goony's pun.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:11 pm

Applicable here, too:



Damn right.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby The Logan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:39 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:


Nope:

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:53 pm

That certainly didn't age well.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:39 pm

Might be putting a wee bit too much stock in that one there, Marcie.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby The_Achiever » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:45 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:


I still don't know how this will play out if Trump actually fires Mueller. It seems like something that will do nothing but cause chaos on follow him around forever. His "presidency" will never move past it.

However, on the bright side, it sounds like the FBI can pick up this investigation right where they leave off and also like there's multiple state level things going on with Cohen, etc. that are just as bad as the Russia investigation.

Seems like the best course for Trump would be to allow Mueller to finish and try to diminish the findings. Hopefully he's screwed regardless, the only thing he has is his brainwashed cult.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:20 pm

Zero clue why peeps continue to think Trump is soft on Russia/Putin

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubInOK » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:25 pm

Bridenstine's confirmation to the head of NASA is stuck on a 49-49 vote.

I'm guessing IMB has a big file on this moron too.

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Postby Banedon » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:40 pm

CubInOK wrote:Bridenstine's confirmation to the head of NASA is stuck on a 49-49 vote.

I'm guessing IMB has a big file on this moron too.



Jeff Flake switched. 50-48
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:53 pm

Banedon wrote:
CubInOK wrote:Bridenstine's confirmation to the head of NASA is stuck on a 49-49 vote.

I'm guessing IMB has a big file on this moron too.



Jeff Flake switched. 50-48


....nevermind that joke is too obvious
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:31 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:That certainly didn't age well.


I remember going to the theaters to see it on my 20th birthday (November 2, 2004 a.k.a. Bush re-election day) and thinking it was the most hilarious and brilliant thing I'd ever seen. I decided to revisit it in the last year, and yeah it did not hold up/age well.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:36 pm

TruffleShuffle wrote:

That dude gets destroyed on twitter on a daily basis, he really should just stop tweeting. I don't even know who he is outside of the people I follow on twitter responding to him.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:54 pm

Shapiro? Why, he's the next/current great conservative intellectual, according to conservatives and.......the NYT. That horsefeathering idiot is considered the conservative A-Team. That's where conservative thought is these days.
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