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Multiple prison failures preceded Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide

New York: It was Friday night in a protective housing unit of the federal jail in lower Manhattan, and Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of trafficking girls for sex, was alone in a cell, only 11 days after he had been taken off a suicide watch.

Just that morning, thousands of documents from a civil suit had been released, providing lurid accounts accusing Epstein of sexually abusing scores of girls.

Epstein was supposed to have been checked by the two guards in the protective housing unit every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not followed that night, a law enforcement official with knowledge of his detention said.

In addition, because Epstein may have tried to kill himself three weeks earlier, he was supposed to have had another inmate in his cell, two officials said. But the jail had recently transferred his cellmate and allowed Epstein to be housed alone, a decision that also violated the jail's procedures, the two officials said.

At 6.30am on Saturday, guards doing morning rounds found him dead in his cell. Epstein, 66, had apparently hanged himself.

The disclosures about these seeming failures in Epstein's detention at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre deepened questions about his death and are very likely to be the focus of inquiries by the Justice Department and the FBI.

Officials cautioned that their initial findings about his detention were preliminary and could change.

The federal Bureau of Prisons has already come under intense criticism for not keeping Epstein under a suicide watch after he had been found in his cell on July 23 with injuries that suggested he had tried to kill himself. more...

https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/multiple-prison-failures-preceded-jeffrey-epstein-s-apparent-suicide-20190812-p52g3v.html

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"if you choose to side with China, you're our enemy, our ggun sights will be trained on you "


What the heck is it with these aggressive, war mongering Yanks Ouch
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Leftards need to be eradicated
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The Mooch telling it like it is.

Scaramucci: GOP may need to replace Trump for 2020

BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO - 08/11/19 08:32 PM EDT

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told Axios on Sunday that Republicans may need to find a candidate to replace President Trump in 2020.

"We are now in the early episodes of 'Chernobyl' on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process," Scaramucci, who was ousted from his job after 11 days, told the outlet.

"A couple more weeks like this and 'country over party' is going to require the Republicans to replace the top of the ticket in 2020," he said.

Scaramucci, a prominent Republican donor, said that if Trump "doesn't reform his behavior, it will not just be me, but many others will be considering helping to find a replacement in 2020."

"Right now, it's an unspeakable thing," he continued. "But if he keeps it up, it will no longer be unspeakable. The minute they start speaking of it, it will circulate and be socialized. We can't afford a full nuclear contamination site post 2020."

Scaramucci's comments to Axios follow him last week calling Trump's visit to El Paso, Texas, to meet with survivors of a mass shooting a "catastrophe."

Trump fired back soon after, saying that Scaramucci "knows very little about me other than the fact that this Administration has probably done more than any other Administration in its first 2 1/2 years of existence."

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld is the only Republican to announce a challenge to Trump for the nomination so far.

Former South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford (R) is also considering a possible candidacy.

Any challenger would likely face long odds in a primary bid. The Republican National Committee has already voted to express its “undivided support” for Trump as its 2020 nominee, and Trump's reelection campaign has staffed up with party insiders to line up its delegate strategy well ahead of the party's nominating convention.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457050-scaramucci-gop-may-need-to-replace-trump-for-2020

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Sooner or later all the Republicans will end up doing an Epstein on Trump - what, me, Trump? Barely knew him. Never could stand him. I was always opposed to him. Horrible man. Not a Republican at all.
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Scaramucci has been out doing the rounds of the cable shows and podcasts the last couple of weeks. I like listening to him, he talks straight(too straight got him fired as Com) He has been doing the Trump isn't a racist, but he is transactional with this stuff, he is surrounded by people failing him because nobody will tell him the truth and that sort of stuff.

This new position is one he said several times on conservative podcasts that was confronting him but unlike many true conservatives who couldn't take any more, he wasn't there yet and would continue to encourage Trump to get on track. Seems he has now reached that point.
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Donald Trump, Melania Trump posing for a photo: President Trump smiled and gave a thumbs-up sign as the first lady, Melania Trump, held the 2-month-old son of Jordan and Andre Anchondo in El Paso on Wednesday. The photo and the president’s visit thrust the family into the political spotlight.

This photo is completely psychotic.
Pictured with 2 month old boy, who is now an orphan, his parents died shielded him from the gunman at Walmart. That gets a thumbs up?
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Maybe Donald and Melania should go down to the border and hold a baby they have locked in cages rather than one in a hospital used for election propaganda.

 Better pick one that has been washed in the last month though, they are pretty smelly apparently and dont wear that ''I dont care'' jacket again.
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In 2002, then Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura invited Harrelson to “a brutal dinner” at Trump Tower, because Trump was trying to convince Ventura to be his 2004 Democratic running mate. Over two and a half hours, Harrelson, Ventura, Trump and his fiancee, Melania Knauss, enjoyed each other’s company. Except Harrelson had a terrible time. Here’s how he described it:

“Now, at a fair table with four people, each person is entitled to 25% of the conversation, right? I’d say Melania got about 0.1%, maybe. I got about 1%. And the governor, Jesse, he got about 3%. Trump took the rest. It got so bad I had to go outside and burn one before returning to the monologue monopoly.”

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/aug/12/celebrities-meeting-trump-stories-woody-harrelson


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Charlie Sheen recalls running into Trump in a restaurant, just before he was to get married. Because he couldn’t make it to the ceremony, Trump removed his expensive platinum and diamond cufflinks and handed them to Sheen as a gift. “Six months later I was having some jewellery appraised and remembered the cufflinks,” Sheen recalled in 2016. “When the jeweller took a look, she recoiled and said: ‘In their finest moment, they were cheap pewter and bad zirconia.’ They had ‘Trump’ stamped on them. I think that says a lot about the man.
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However, only Oscar de la Hoya is on record as detailing exactly how Trump cheats at golf. In 2016, he recounted a game to reporters. “First ball, [Trump] hits off to the water, gets another ball from his pocket. Hits it off to the left, out of bounds. Another one to the water. Then the fourth ball he hits – I know it went to the bushes. But Donald, what he does, he tees off first so he can take off right away. I pipe mine down the middle. So we go off to our ball, and who do we see? Donald Trump, right in the middle of the fairway.”
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To be fair Melania probably didn't speak any English in 2002, She wouldn't be let into the country now, not to mention her chain migration family.
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Interesting excerpts Tiaz, capture the essence of a cheap, flashy, dishonest, vainglorious piece of trash.

Anyone with half a brain, ( cue to oneonesit to come in with his so predictable comment Thumbs Up) would see through this joke after 5 minutes.

The fact that so many are captivated by the clown Wacko
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Charlie Sheen got scammed at a pawn shop?

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That is interesting.

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Trump goes into hiding. Trump in war room.

It is not surprising to hear this, because recently even Biden had to cancel an event and was escorted away to higher security.

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Trump is delaying the introduction of the latest round of $300 billion of tariffs as a Christmas gift to shoppers. These are the tariffs Trump claims are paid for by China not US consumers.

Trumpers: Yay #MAGA Merry Christmas Dear Leader.
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How good is a recession? Thumbs Up

Dow down 800 points today breaking the previous record drop for the year set on Monday.

No surprise Trump is blaming the FED for his own incompetence cluelessness. Unlike when he was a ''successful'' businessman you cant just declare the US economy insolvent and file for bankruptcy or just sue someone to ward off your creditors. 

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Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

How good is a recession? Thumbs Up

Dow down 800 points today breaking the previous record drop for the year set on Monday.

No surprise Trump is blaming the FED for his own incompetence cluelessness. Unlike when he was a ''successful'' businessman you cant just declare the US economy insolvent and file for bankruptcy or just sue someone to ward off your creditors. 

#WINNING

Had to happen with this fiscally incompetent fool. as you say can't declare himself bankrupt, approach money launderers, foreign money dealers, stupid banks to bail him out, well on the way to stuffing up America.

I guess he will blame Obama or Hillary and find a distraction, maybe attack Iran
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He is blaming Jerome Powell(or clueless Jay Powell as Trump calls him) the FED Chief who is trying to save the world economy from Trump by following the FEDs stated objectives and not Trump's bizarre economic folly. 

Trump wants the FED to cut interest rates to force people out of safe long term securities into Trump's erratic stock market to try to keep his artificial bubble inflated. They aren't playing ball and Trump is floundering as the inverted yield shows the situation as it really is. This is the first inverted curve since 2007 and we all know what follows that...the GFC din in 2007.
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Relax. I’m sure if the US does go into recession, Donny’s economic recovery program (or DERP for short, will be locked and loaded and ready to fire.
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Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

He is blaming Jerome Powell(or clueless Jay Powell as Trump calls him) the FED Chief who is trying to save the world economy from Trump by following the FEDs stated objectives and not Trump's bizarre economic folly. 

Trump wants the FED to cut interest rates to force people out of safe long term securities into Trump's erratic stock market to try to keep his artificial bubble inflated. They aren't playing ball and Trump is floundering as the inverted yield shows the situation as it really is. This is the first inverted curve since 2007 and we all know what follows that...the GFC din in 2007.


I've got my money in a 30 year German Treasury bond which is paying -0.07% per annum
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I am shifting everything into the Hungarian florit. Thumbs Up
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I am shifting everything into the Hungarian florit. Thumbs Up

good idea, maybe put 25% into  Papua New Guinean kina
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Thanks Whale, that is an excellent idea. With our northern neighbors embracing huge Chinese investment in OBOR, it is going to be a nice longer term investment strategy.
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Hey Shammy, great news former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to announce he is dropping out of the Presidential race tomorrow and will likely announce a Colorado Senate run instead, where he leads incumbent Republican Corey Gardner by 12 points.
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BREAKING: Epstein cause of death listed as “pending”. Broken bones more consistent with strangling than hanging. More questions than answers here.

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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

Trump said the system was rigged, I pointed out the Gerrymander, and a reputable news source pointing out the extent of it, Rattlesnake backed Trump up, but apparently now that his candidate has won, everything is above board and that, voter fraud(his youtubes) by both sides,  rigging by Gerrymander = democracy and that one vote one value is a reflection of their system(only if you win though)

No need to examine it in retrospect to determine whether the system needs reform.

I mean gerrymandered at every level down to district level- state, federal, house, senate, whatever.

yanks have probably got a constitutional right to gerrymander.


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