With the Russian election hacking scandal having gone from the merely strange, to the bizarre, to the ironic, to the McCarthyist, and most recently, jumping the patently absurd shark – as of last night, anyone who is against Hillary is “influenced by Russia” according to a former Clinton advisor – Russia decided to have some fun at the expense of US paranoia.
On Saturday, the ministry posted the following audio file of the “new” automated telephone switchboard message for Russian embassies.
“You have reached the Russian embassy, your call is very important to us. To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1. To use the services of Russian hackers press 2. To request election interference, press 3 and wait until the next election campaign. Please note that all calls are recorded for quality improvement and training purposes.”
And just to make it clear, it is April 1: as AP observes for the countless spy agencies, and congressional committees still trying to explain how Moscow subliminally influenced millions of Americans to vote for Trump instead of Hillary, a ministry officer confirmed that the post was a joke.
Can’t be said any better, thanks.
Great come back … lol
February 10, 2017 12:33 PM
Whispering in the library
A man was looking for a place to sit in a crowded university library.
He asked a girl: “Do you mind if I sit beside you?”
The girl replied, in a loud voice “NO, I DON’T WANT TO SPEND THE NIGHT WITH
All the people in the library started staring at the man, who was deeply
embarrassed and moved to another table.
After a couple of minutes, the girl walked quietly to the man’s table and
said with a laugh: “I study psychology, and I know what a man is thinking;
I bet you felt embarrassed, right?
“The man responded in a loud voice: “$500 FOR ONE NIGHT? ….. I`M NOT
PAYING YOU THAT MUCH!”
All the people in the library looked at the girl in shock.
The man whispered to her: “I study law, and I know how…
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Armstrong Economics Blog/2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Re-Posted Jan 29, 2017 by Martin Armstrong
Then Feinstein’s husband won the contract to sell Post Office Department real estate. Of course they cover that up claiming Blum Capital Partners, L.P (Richard Blum, Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband), won the bid against 7 other competitors. They have never released proof of the bidding. Even the appearance of impropriety is reason to recuse a judge whenever it may be “reasonable be questioned.” It goes even further: Blum and Feinstein both knew that this transaction has the appearance of corruption and a Federal Judge would be compelled to recuse themselves from such a case if “his spouse or minor child residing in his household, has a financial interest in the subject matter in controversy or in a party to the proceeding, or any other interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome of the proceeding.”
28 U.S. Code § 455 – Disqualification of justice, judge, or magistrate judge
(b) He shall also disqualify himself in the following circumstances:
(1) Where he has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party, or personal knowledge of disputed evidentiary facts concerning the proceeding;
(2) Where in private practice he served as lawyer in the matter in controversy, or a lawyer with whom he previously practiced law served during such association as a lawyer concerning the matter, or the judge or such lawyer has been a material witness concerning it;
(3) Where he has served in governmental employment and in such capacity participated as counsel, adviser or material witness concerning the proceeding or expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case in controversy;
(4) He knows that he, individually or as a fiduciary, or his spouse or minor child residing in his household, has a financial interest in the subject matter in controversy or in a party to the proceeding, or any other interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome of the proceeding;
(5) He or his spouse, or a person within the third degree of relationship to either of them, or the spouse of such a person:
(i) Is a party to the proceeding, or an officer, director, or trustee of a party;
(ii) Is acting as a lawyer in the proceeding;
(iii) Is known by the judge to have an interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome of the proceeding;
(iv) Is to the judge’s knowledge likely to be a material witness in the proceeding.
(c) A judge should inform himself about his personal and fiduciary financial interests, and make a reasonable effort to inform himself about the personal financial interests of his spouse and minor children residing in his household.
(d) For the purposes of this section the following words or phrases shall have the meaning indicated:
(1) “proceeding” includes pretrial, trial, appellate review, or other stages of litigation;
(2) the degree of relationship is calculated according to the civil law system;
(3) “fiduciary” includes such relationships as executor, administrator, trustee, and guardian;
(4) “financial interest” means ownership of a legal or equitable interest, however small, or a relationship as director, adviser, or other active participant in the affairs of a party, except that:
(i) Ownership in a mutual or common investment fund that holds securities is not a “financial interest” in such securities unless the judge participates in the management of the fund;
(ii) An office in an educational, religious, charitable, fraternal, or civic organization is not a “financial interest” in securities held by the organization;
(iii) The proprietary interest of a policyholder in a mutual insurance company, of a depositor in a mutual savings association, or a similar proprietary interest, is a “financial interest” in the organization only if the outcome of the proceeding could substantially affect the value of the interest;
(iv) Ownership of government securities is a “financial interest” in the issuer only if the outcome of the proceeding could substantially affect the value of the securities.
(e) No justice, judge, or magistrate judge shall accept from the parties to the proceeding a waiver of any ground for disqualification enumerated in subsection (b). Where the ground for disqualification arises only under subsection (a), waiver may be accepted provided it is preceded by a full disclosure on the record of the basis for disqualification.
(f) Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this section, if any justice, judge, magistrate judge, or bankruptcy judge to whom a matter has been assigned would be disqualified, after substantial judicial time has been devoted to the matter, because of the appearance or discovery, after the matter was assigned to him or her, that he or she individually or as a fiduciary, or his or her spouse or minor child residing in his or her household, has a financial interest in a party (other than an interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome), disqualification is not required if the justice, judge, magistrate judge, bankruptcy judge, spouse or minor child, as the case may be, divests himself or herself of the interest that provides the grounds for the disqualification.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 908; Pub. L. 93–512, § 1, Dec. 5, 1974, 88 Stat. 1609; Pub. L. 95–598, title II, § 214(a), (b), Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2661; Pub. L. 100–702, title X, § 1007, Nov. 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 4667; Pub. L. 101–650, title III, § 321, Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5117.
Makes sense to me … lol
Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:03 PM
How God Created Texans…
Just had to share”! Still laughing!
When God created the world for humankind to prosper & multiply, He decided to give each group two (2) virtues. As an example, He made the Japanese patient & hardworking, He made the Germans tenacious & hard-headed, He made the Americans organized & pragmatic, And so on.
When God considered Texans, He told the record-keeping angel, “Texans are going to be intelligent, honest, & democrats.” When God finished creating the world, the angel noticed that God had given every group two (2) virtues except the Texans, who had recv’d three (3).The angel thought that this would give the Texans an unfair advantage over the other groups of human beings. He pointed this out to God.
God said, “Oh, my goodness, you are certainly right, but since virtues given by God cannot be changed, We…
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To all my face book friends thanks for the well wishes on my birthday they were all welcome and way too many to individually thank; so I’ve taken the easy way out with this ….
Thank You !
Everything here is bad there are still some wonders to see!
It is Cute!
Are you stressed out? You won’t be after watching these sea otters at the Vancouver Aquarium hold hands as they float on their backs. 🙂 ~Eowyn
Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
Awhhhh! So cute.