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Head Shaved, Ex-Billionaire Batista Jailed in Rio de Janeiro

Source: Bloomberg

Eike Batista, once Brazil’s wealthiest man, has been jailed for alleged corruption after returning to Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Batista was sent to a prison in western Rio after undergoing the standard procedure of having his hair sheared, according to the state’s penitentiary authority. Police arrested him hours earlier on the tarmac of the city’s international airport as he returned from New York City. The night before, in John F. Kennedy International’s lobby, he took pictures with fellow travelers and spoke to a Globo TV journalist.

Federal prosecutors accuse Batista of money laundering and corruption, including the payment of $16.5 million in bribes to former Rio Governor Sergio Cabral, jailed in November. Both are targets in the long-running Carwash investigation of kickbacks involving Brazil’s biggest builders and state-run oil producer Petrobras. The probe has advanced to threaten sitting legislators, and the Supreme Court approved on Monday its broadest plea deal yet. A prospective bargain from Batista could further rankle the political establishment.

Police had sought to arrest Batista four days earlier in Rio. In a pre-dawn raid of his hillside mansion on Thursday, they found a Lamborghini Aventador luxury sports car parked in his living room and about 100,000 reais ($30,000) in cash inside a safe, but not their suspect, who had flown to New York less than 36 hours before. Calling him a fugitive, Brazilian authorities included Batista’s name on Interpol’s list of wanted persons.

Batista’s commodities and logistics empire raised his personal fortune to more than $30 billion at the start of the decade, turning him into one of the wealthiest people in the world. Those riches evaporated after his group of startups went bust under a mountain of debt and insider trading investigations. At one point in 2015, he gained the rare distinction of “negative billionaire” when his net worth sank to more than $1 billion in debt.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-30/fugitive-ex-billionaire-batista-flying-to-brazil-to-face-arrest



Greenwald was unavailable for comment

Michael Tracey: Holocaust denialism isn't a big deal

Why did TYT hire this assclown again? Are there any pundits on the leftist blogoshpere who aren't batshit insane Trump-humpers?

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Middle American values that resonate with the rust belt working class...




A shame VF didn't have the stones to run that cover here in the states...

Remember the good old days when the Clinton's immense wealth made the out-of-touch with regular people??

Hmm... Almost like there's a connection between the two:

MADISON, Wis. - A University Wisconsin-Madison student who is trying to start a white nationalist movement on campus previously served time in a federal prison, according to court records.

Daniel Dropik, 33, pleaded guilty to arson charges after starting fires to two churches with predominantly black congregations -- one in Milwaukee and the other in Michigan -- in 2005.

He was sentenced to 5 years and 3 months in prison.

A fire on April 16 caused approximately $1,000 damage to the Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee. Another fire the next day caused $5,000 damage to the Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lansing, Michigan.

According to court documents, Dropik set the fires as racial retaliation for prior encounters with African-Americans not related to either church. According to the documents, Dropik set the fires after he was allegedly beat up by several black men at a party near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank addressed the findings Thursday with the campus.

"I have also become aware that he was convicted in 2005 of racially motivated arsons of two African-American churches. I am appalled by attacks on churches and by organizations that express hatred of people of color, Jews, Muslims or any other identity," Blank said in the statement.

http://www.channel3000.com/news/crime/uw-student-trying-to-start-alt-right-group-pled-guilty-to-arson-of-black-churches/294657140

Tulsi Gabbard needs to be primaried

Tulsi Gabbard, the self-styled “progressive” Hawaiian congresswoman makes no secret of her recent trip to Damascus to meet Bashar al-Assad. But, as an outspoken opponent of what she presents as America’s pro-terrorist foreign policy, Gabbard certainly accepted some strange companions on what her fellow lawmakers are calling a disgraceful reputation-laundering tour of a bloody dictatorship.

Gabbard, as her own office has disclosed, took her “fact-finding” trip with a delegation of two men who are affiliated with an anti-Semitic political party accused of using female suicide bombers; of beating up Western and Arab journalists; helping U.S.-designated terrorist organization Hezbollah and the U.S.-sanctioned Syrian regime wage war in the Levant. And did we mention the party’s ideology and flag take their inspiration from Nazism?

Gabbard initially declined to say who financed her trip to Syria. However, in a press release Wednesday Gabbard revealed her delegation (which also included former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich) had been “led and sponsored by” an outfit called the Arab American Community Center for Economic and Social Services (AACCESS—Ohio). Her statement added she and the rest of the delegation had been accompanied by two men, Elie and Bassam Khawam.

Almost no information exists in the public domain about AACCESS—Ohio. Ohio Secretary of State records indicate it was founded in 1991, and has been in and out of existence ever since. It has sponsored just one other Congressional trip, one that brought Kucinich to Syria in 2006 and in 2011. Its website is out of action. It has no identifiable social media presence.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/26/democratic-congresswoman-used-affiliates-of-a-violent-anti-semitic-political-party-to-take-tea-with-assad.html

What a fucking hypocrite... And Bernie Sanders and his followers need to disassociate themselves ASAFP before Tulsi drags the whole goddamned party down...

EDIT: And one of the usual suspects tried and failed to get this locked... Better luck next time!

EDIT: Now you're 0-for-2... Keep raging, and I'll keep laughing. All those hundreds of "We need to primary DWS" threads stood, and you didn't have a problem with them then, so this will stand. Hell I'm old enough to remember "Primary Obama" threads in 2012, so y'all best slow your roll.

Why was an RT reporter arrested for rioting in DC?

Was he simply caught up in the sweep, or was he up to something more nefarious?


https://twitter.com/jjmacnab/status/823612534066323456
https://www.rt.com/usa/374421-rt-reporter-arrested-inauguration-protests/

BLOODY BRILLIANT: "The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words"



EDIT: Wait a minute -- There's a tiny miniature town with little cars I can play with? WHY THE HELL DOES NOBODY TELL ME THESE THINGS?

Wait... This is supposed to make me *NOT* want to go to hell?

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https://twitter.com/Hustle_Scholar/status/822216568599941122

Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard just took a secret 'fact-finding trip' to Syria

Democratic congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tulsi Gabbard is on a "fact-finding trip" to Syria and Lebanon, Gabbard's spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday.

Foreign Policy first reported that the Hawaii representative visited Damascus, Syria's capital, during her trip. The visit was kept a secret for security reasons, according to her spokeswoman.

"As a Member of the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, and as an individual committed to doing all she can to promote and work for peace, she felt it was important to meet with a number of individuals and groups including religious leaders, humanitarian workers, refugees and government and community leaders," Emily Latimer, Gabbard's communications director, told Business Insider in an emailed statement.

Latimer would not comment on whether Gabbard met with Syrian President Bashar Assad during her trip, saying that for security reasons Gabbard's office would not be releasing additional details until Gabbard returns.

http://www.businessinsider.com/tulsi-gabbard-trip-syria-2017-1



Been trying to warn you folks that Gabbard's batshit insane...

EDIT: She refuses to disclose who's paying for her trip, or even that she's met Assad...WTF?

Internets Top Nazi Blogger Quits After People Find Out His Wife Is Jewish

The founder of the popular right-wing blog The Right Stuff resigned over the revelation that his wife is Jewish.

Mike Enoch, who also co-hosts “The Daily Shoah” weekly podcast, was outed over the weekend as Mike Peinovich, a website developer from New York. On the podcast, which has about 100,000 regular listeners, Peinovich as Enoch talked about killing Jews and spouted neo-Nazi invective.

The release of Peinovich’s personal details came after the identities of the other podcast panelists were made public earlier in the week by a rival website called 8chan. The invented surname reportedly is a reference to Enoch Powell, a far-right British politician and Nazi sympathizer.

Enoch was considered one of the three most influential figures in the “alt-right” movement along with Daily Stormer creator Andrew Anglin and Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, a white supremacist think tank. Peinovich came clean with readers of The Right Stuff, posting a message in a password-protected forum that was reprinted in part by Salon.

“As I am sure you all know, I was doxxed and an ill advised attempt to fool the media about my identity led me to not talk to you people and to try to simply ride it out by being silent,” he said. “This was irresponsible and a disservice to all of you. Yes my wife is who they say she is, I won’t even bother denying it, I won’t bother making excuses. If this makes you want to leave the movement, or to have nothing to do with TRS, then I understand.

http://www.barstoolsports.com/barstoolu/internets-top-nazi-blogger-quits-after-people-find-out-his-wife-is-jewish/?utm_campaign=SocialflowTw&utm_source=BarstoolTw&utm_medium=Socialflow
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