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  1. Missy

     /  16th January 2019

    The vote on the Withdrawal Agreement will take place sometime after 7.00pm local time…

    Posted: https://yournz.org/2019/01/16/withdrawal-vote-expected-in-uk-today/

  2. Missy

     /  16th January 2019

    Some news outlets have managed to report on things other than the Brexit vote today, and have been reporting on the story of the Traveller family being deported from NZ.

    Despite the family claiming to be English some on Social Media have identified the accent of the kid in the video as being Irish, and the general belief of those in the UK & Ireland who are aware of it is that they are Travellers.

    When I read details of their behaviour I knew straight away they were Travellers, it is exactly how they behave wherever they go. They are thugs and pigs with no respect for property or the environment, here though the police do very little as they do seem to have rights to pretty much behave as they like, it must have been a shock to be challenged so completely in NZ and have the police actually act on the complaints!

    Most comments on the news stories are saying well done to NZ for deporting them.

  3. Trump: “”I never worked for Russia. And you know that answer better than anybody. Not only did I never work for Russia, I think it’s a disgrace that you even asked that question because it’s a whole big fat hoax.”

    5 numbers that prove the Mueller probe isn’t a ‘big fat hoax’

    * 192 is the number of overall criminal counts brought by Mueller’s team to date
    * 36 is the number of people and entities charged in the Mueller probe
    * 7 is the number of people who have pleaded guilty in the investigation
    * 4 is the number of people who have been sentenced to jail for their wrongdoing unearthed by Mueller
    * 1 is the person (Paul Manafort) who was convicted of crimes sniffed out by Mueller’s team

    And reminder: The Mueller probe isn’t over yet. And no one — up to and including Trump — knows what Mueller knows and, more importantly, what he can prove.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/14/politics/donald-trump-robert-mueller-probe-hoax/index.html

  4. Joe Bloggs

     /  16th January 2019

    Mitch McTurtle is just as much to blame for the US Government shut-down as King Moron, even though KM has claimed he has full responsibility for the shut-down:

    Some numbers:
    12 Number of times that McConnell passed bills out of the Senate, even though Barack Obama had already said he would veto those bills.

    3 Number of times in just the last two weeks that McConnell has wasted the Senate’s time by calling a vote on an Israel bill that he knows will not pass.

    2 Number of times McConnell has blocked a vote on a bill that would reopen the government.

    0 Number of times that McConnell has done anything at all to challenge Trump and uphold the constitutional authority of the Senate.

    That’s an amazing display of cowardice. Even for a turtle.

  5. Pink David

     /  16th January 2019

    Peak fact-check! The Washington Post puts all of it’s energy into the most critical issue facing the human race, just exactly how high would the burgers Trump bought stack….

    “FACT CHECK: At two inches each, a thousand burgers would not reach one mile high.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/01/15/president-trumps-extravagant-sandwich-celebration-clemson-university/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d6faa8fb69a7

    They have actually done a quantity survey of the burgers, how many fries and exactly how much it cost It’s a beautiful thing to see what claims to be a serious profession reduced to counting burgers!

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  16th January 2019

      This will tickle you pink then…

      • Corky

         /  16th January 2019

        Great stuff. Americas finest on display. What you see on that table has conquered the world. Cultural food traditions around the world have fallen to American fast foods.

        God bless the American way.

  6. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has filed a detailed account of how ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort lied about:

    – his interactions with Kilimnik, including a particular meeting they’d had
    – conspiring with Kilimnik to try and witness tamper
    – a certain payment of $125,000 in 2017
    – about another (redacted) Justice Department investigation
    – outreach to President Trump and Trump administration officials in 2018.

    Manafort already faces a lengthy prison sentence, and with new charges likely to come, that sentence will only get longer.

    Link follows:
    https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.190597/gov.uscourts.dcd.190597.476.0_3.pdf

    Based on recent filings from Mueller’s team, Kilimnik appears to be at the heart of pieces of Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The extent of redaction suggests that the investigation is far from complete.

    Mueller has also pushed out the joint status report for Rick Gates by two months. Gates “continues to cooperate with respect to several ongoing investigations, and accordingly the parties do not believe it is appropriate to commence the sentencing process at this time.” Gates has clearly proved his value to Mueller since Manafort’s plea deal fell apart.