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Get used to Orange fatty

Kim Dotcom’s time-wasting to prevent extradition is almost at an end. The case has now been heard and the judge must go away and decide whether or not he can extradited.

The Kim Dotcom extradition hearing has finally wrapped up – six weeks after it was due to finish.

Now Judge Nevin Dawson has the unenviable task of wading through hundreds of pages of evidence and hours of submissions to make the decision on whether the internet entrepreneur and his three co-accused are sent to the United States to face a trial.

The FBI laid charges in January 2012 when Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato were indicted on 13 charges including copyright infringement, racketeering, money laundering and fraud.If found guilty, the men could face lengthy jail terms.

The German-born mogul was not at Auckland District Court today to see the climax of the case. He tentatively limped out of court yesterday grimacing with back pain after a fall at home and his attendance was excused.    Read more »

Daesh is threatening New York and Washington DC now

Boing Boing reports:

ISIS, or as they hate to be called, Daesh, released a video online Wednesday threatening an imminent attack on New York City.

The jihadi propaganda clip mentions Times Square, and displays what is said on the video to be a man assembling an explosive device, and a suicide bomber zipping his jacket over a suicide belt.

The New York City Police Department told CNN it was aware of the video, and that officers from its new anti-terrorism squad will be deployed just in case.

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Go on, you got to laugh: Dotcom’s lawyer says TPP clears Kim of copyright charges

Fatty Boomsticks goes on another fruitless search for legal relevance.

He is just a complete waste of the court’s time and resources.

Lawyers for Kim Dotcom say the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) backs their view that internet service providers are protected from copyright infringement.

Mr Dotcom and three other men face extradition to the United States on copyright, money laundering and racketeering charges.

It relates to their website, Megaupload, and the hearing is into its eighth week.  Read more »

Obama breaks the record again as the world’s best gun sales man


Obama has to be on some sort of retainer from gun manufacturers.

How else would you his explain his constant attempts to boost their sales.

Truth Revolt reports:

October marked the sixth month in a row that gun sales have been at an all-time high.

As The Washington Free Beacon notes, last month saw nearly two million background checks performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, beating out totals from October a year ago by nearly 400,000.

So far this year, 17,584,346 background checks have been performed. Last year’s total was 20,968,547 and 2013’s was 21,093,273. With two months left to go in 2015, those two years will likely be bested.

Of course, this isn’t an exact total of guns sold, per se, but “a reliable proxy,” according to the Beacon.    Read more »

Court case so boring and drawn out, even Dotcom can’t be arsed turning up

Things must be getting really bad when the defendant’s dictation aficionado and fancier of fatty German sausage doesn’t even bother going to court.

There’s no end in sight for Kim Dotcom’s extradition hearing – scheduled to [have ended yesterday] – and even his lawyers aren’t sure what’s happening.

The group’s lawyers are expected to present submissions on two further points as part of their application, which allowing time for a Crown response, could take several weeks.

Mr Mansfield said [yesterday] he and his colleagues had filed memorandums with Judge Dawson [Thursday], asking for an indication of how long the case would take.   Read more »

Still gagging on fatty German Sausage

I'm coming to steal your democracy

Kim Dotcom better get used to wearing orange…it’s the new black after all

Kim Dotcom’s publicist, note-taker and sometime reporter David ‘tainted’ Fisher is today showing that he is still fond of fatty German sausage.

He has taken the unusual step of promoting affidavit evidence ahead of Kim Dotcom’s extradition trial next week. It seems a newspaper is still getting the inside running from the lawyers and attempting to manipulate court processes by trying this in the media rather than a court room.

One of the world’s leading experts on copyright has reviewed the Kim Dotcom case and says there is no basis for extradition.

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig has weighed into the Megaupload prosecution with a legal opinion which condemns the prosecution case against the filesharing website.

In an opinion released by Dotcom’s lawyers, Professor Lessig said the allegations and evidence made public by the US Department of Justice “do not meet the requirements necessary to support a prima facie case that would be recognised by United States federal law”

Professor Lessig is internationally regarded as an expert in copyright and fair use. He co-founded the nonprofit Creative Commons and has written widely in articles and books on copyright, law and the internet age. The US-based Electronic Freedom Foundation said he had “played a pivotal role in shaping the debate about copyright in the digital age”.   Read more »

It’s official, Obama is the world’s best gun salesman

Obama and his proposed gun bans are responsible for him selling more guns than any other person in the world.

Data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation suggest that gun sales in the U.S. rose sharply in August in the wake of renewed calls for stricter gun control.

The FBI processed 1.7 million NICS background checks on gun buyers at federally licensed dealers, according to this story from nydailynews.com. That’s the highest number of checks in the month of August since NICS was created in 1998, according to the NY Daily News. Not only that, but June 2015 (1.5 million) and July 2015 (1.6 million) also broke respective monthly NICS check records.

It’s worth noting that the 1.7 million figure for August, or any of the monthly NICS check numbers, don’t necessarily correlate to gun sales, as it does not indicate how many checks resulted in rejections, or the fact that a person can buy multiple firearms during one transaction.

“Whenever there is a call for gun control, sales increase,” Larry Keane, general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, told USA Today. “Unfortunately, this is a pattern that repeats itself.”

The surge in NICS checks isn’t as intense as the one that followed the Newtown, Connecticut shooting in 2012, but is more comparable to the period just before the 1994 adoption of the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2014.    Read more »

Obama continues to be the greatest gun salesman the world has ever seen

The more people try and ban guns the more people want to buy them.

Since becoming president Barack Obama has seen the largest resurgence in the gun industry in living history. He quite literally is the world’s greatest gun salesman.

Renewed calls for more restrictive gun laws, following a succession of fatal shootings in the United States, immediately appear to be generating a boost for the gun industry.

Newly released August records show that the FBI posted 1.7 million background checks required of gun purchasers at federally licensed dealers, the highest number recorded in any August since gun checks began in 1998. The numbers follow new monthly highs for June (1.5 million) and July (1.6 million), a period which spans a series of deadly gun attacks — from Charleston to Roanoke — and proposals for additional firearm legislation.

While the FBI does not track actual gun sales, as multiple firearms can be included in a transaction by a single buyer, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System’s numbers are an indicator of a market upswing in the face of growing anxiety about access to guns.

“Whenever there is a call for gun control, sales increase,” said Larry Keane, general counsel for the firearm industry trade association National Shooting Sports Foundation. “Unfortunately, this is a pattern that repeats itself.”

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Hillary Clinton’s email debacle gets worse – 57 more classified emails found


Hillary Clinton has repeatedly claimed she never handled any classified emails on her private server, and since she made that claim there has been the slow release of classified emails found on her server.

Truth Revolt reports:

In a review of the batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s unsecured private server released Monday, Reuters determined that another 57 of them were “classified from the start.” That makes at least 87 emails so far that Reuters’ sources have concluded were transmitted in violation of federal security laws.

As TruthRevolt reported, Reuters revealed in August that an initial batch of emails from Clinton’s server contained at least 30 email threads—17 originating from Clinton herself—that have been designated by the State Department as containing “information the U.S. government and the department’s own regulations automatically deems classified from the get-go — regardless of whether it is already marked that way or not.”

Reuters analysis of the newly released Clintons emails found that 57 more emails were likewise marked with classification code 1.4(B), which means they contain information “shared in confidence by foreign government officials,” which must be “classified from the start, and handled through secure, government-controlled channels.”

Reuters emphasizes how seriously such intrinsically classified information is considered, highlighting the State Department’s own regulations, which describe it as the “most important category of national security information” the department’s officials encounter.

“If the State Department’s markings are correct,” says Reuters, “it appears that Clinton and her senior staff routinely did not follow the regulations in the department’s Foreign Affairs Manual, which tells employees they “must” safeguard foreign government information by treating it as classified.”

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Photo Of The Day

Photo: UT-ARLINGTON SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / STAR-TELEGRAM ARCHIVES. An estimated 7,000 ecstatic fans attended Elvis’ two shows in Fort Worth in April, 1956. These two Dallas high school students, Georgiana Blaylock and Dolores Orms, used a pocket knife to etch Elvis’ name on their forearms.

An estimated 7,000 ecstatic fans attended Elvis’ two shows in Fort Worth in April, 1956. These two Dallas high school students, Georgiana Blaylock and Dolores Orms, used a pocket knife to etch Elvis’ name on their forearms.

A Striptease with Clothes On

Performer ‘Sings and Gyrates… and Gets Paid For it Too!

 Reports from this La Crosse performance cause the editor of the local newspaper to complain to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover that from what he has heard Elvis’ act consists of ‘sexual gratification on stage’. (The letter is below)

-: In Fort Worth 16-year-olds have carved his name into their forearms with clasp knives (one did it four times), (Photo newspaper) and an older woman was heard to plead with him: ‘I’ve got my husband’s Cadillac outside. Come with me?’

-: In Oklahoma City he was safely whisked away in a police car after his show, but a reporter who had interviewed him was mobbed by the stage-door Jennies. ‘Touch him’, yelled one. ‘Maybe he’s touched Elvis!’

There’s a new age for the rage, He is Elvis Aaron Presley, a drape-suited, tight-trousered young man of 21, and the sight and sound of him drive teenage girls wild. All through the South and West, Elvis is packing theatres’, fighting off shrieking admirers, disturbing parents, puckering the brows of psychologists, and filling letters-to-the-editor columns with cries of alarm and, from adolescents, counter-cries of adulation. He vibrated his hips so much, and the customers squealed so insistently at the vibrations, it was impossible to hear him sing. None of the smitten seemed to care.

This cat Presley is neat, well gassed and has the heart.

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