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    • Corky

       /  23rd February 2019

      Great hand gestures. Red and Blue ties at the forefront are showing classical confident hand configurations. Not that they want their opponent to know, hence the lap display.

      They are also mirroring each other. Both parties either have their hands on the table, or in their laps. And there’s what looks like two women facing off. The women seem to have different ID cards in front of them compared with the men?

      Is this a negotiation ..or a power play?

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      • Finbaar Rustle

         /  23rd February 2019

        The two men furthest away from the women have their hands in their laps.
        The men either side of the women have their hands on the table
        so there is no hanky panky.
        The flags are going the same way so this a good sign.

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      • Blazer

         /  23rd February 2019

        the paper cups are not upside down yet…so the game hasn’t even…started.

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      • NOEL

         /  23rd February 2019

        “When people are nervous or stressed, it often shows in their hands. When you’re negotiating, make sure your hands project confidence and poise. Fidgeting or clasping your hands tightly together reveals that you’re nervous. The other party can take advantage of that. Try putting your hands just below your chest and put your fingers together when you want to confidently make a point.
        –Natalie MacNeil, She Takes on the World

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  23rd February 2019

          Hands on the table looks like openness. The hands below the chest might look as if you have a guts-ache !

          The ID cards are the same, of course, except for the obvious point that the names will be different.

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          • Corky

             /  23rd February 2019

            ”The ID cards are the same, of course, except for the obvious point that the names will be different”

            Well,no, the ID cards aren’t the same. The women have different cards.

            This of course demands observation.

            Give it a shot and report back. Pretend you are me at the supermarket 😃

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  23rd February 2019

              Er, no thank you. I am not a perver. I don’t go to the supermarket in order to gawp at the people there and gape at what they’re buying. Nor do I eavesdrop on conversations and follow people out to see what kind of cars they drive. It’s hard to imagine oneself behaving like that. Or having so little to do with one’s time that people-perving in New World is the highlight of the day.

            • Corky

               /  23rd February 2019

              Anyway..about the ID cards that you now realise are different?

              I will miss you, Kitty. I can’t deny that.

              Tell me, who will take your place? Snowflake or Griff. I would go with Snowflake. Griff unfortunately hasn’t enough cubes under the bonnet.
              Snowflake is vicious and sly..I like that.. bringing a cur to heel.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  23rd February 2019

              MOD.

              Trolling, personal abuse and insults that go above and beyond what’s acceptable.

  2. New York Has Prepared Paul Manafort Charges If Trump Pardons Him

    New York state prosecutors have put together a criminal case against Paul Manafort that they could file quickly if the former chairman of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign receives a presidential pardon.

    New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is ready to file an array of tax and other charges against Manafort, according to two people familiar with the matter, something seen as an insurance policy should the president exercise his power to free the former aide.

    Manafort was convicted of eight felonies, pleaded guilty to two more and is scheduled to be sentenced next month for those federal crimes. Prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller have recommended as long as 24 years, a virtual life sentence, for the 69-year-old political consultant.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-22/new-york-is-said-to-prep-manafort-charges-if-trump-pardons-him

    If they believe he has committed crimes why don’t they just charge him regardless of his federal convictions?

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    • Gezza

       /  23rd February 2019

      If it wasn’t for hundreds of unnamed sources we’d have no idea WTF was going on over there.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  23rd February 2019

        We’d never know about what’s going on in ‘the Palace’ without the unnamed sources who are close to the Palace/’Meghan’ and ‘Kate’/ the Waleses….

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  3. Joe Bloggs

     /  23rd February 2019

    Under New York’s double jeopardy statutes, SDNY prosecutors couldn’t go after Cohen if trump pardoned him for a specific federal crime. But they could go after him for related ones.

    That’s why Mueller’s original indictments didn’t reference as many potential crimes as many had expected – there’s still a range of tax and fraud charges that Mueller could have used but didn’t.

    That suggests Mueller’s left the door open for state prosecution that avoids the double jeopardy issue.

    Mueller’s sentencing memo on Manafort gets filed today and could contain plenty more on the “collusion” with Russia than has been revealed so far. I suspect that SDNY att’ys will take that filing on board before they decide whether to proceed with additional charges against Paulie Rugs.

    But SDNY is an aggressive court with an aggressive AG and may well proceed with charges at a later date anyway.

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  4. Gezza

     /  23rd February 2019

    The 6 essential cons that define Trump’s success
    Nearly four decades ago, Donald Trump deceived me into including him on the first Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans. He claimed a net worth of US$100 million (NZ$146 million) but was actually worth less than a tenth of that.

    Last week, US President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency to bypass the constitutional budgeting powers of Congress and divert money to build a wall on the border with Mexico. What do these acts have in common? Only that they are the first and latest entries on the continuum of cons that have defined Trump’s success.

    A real estate insider told me back in the 1980s that Trump’s win-at-all-costs father, Fred, “loves a crook and he loves a showman”. Donald Trump has built his extraordinary career by exhibiting the characteristics of both. He is a self-promoter willing to lie, swindle and destroy to advance his insatiable self-interest.
    More…
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/110813641/the-six-tricks-donald-trump-used-to-fleece-his-way-to-success

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  23rd February 2019

      As you know, Forbes has said that he’s not worth anything like the amount that he claims. What a fool to lie about something that can be disproved.

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      • duperez

         /  23rd February 2019

        Only to some is he a fool to lie about something that can be disproved. A real fool would yell ‘Fake news!’ when confronted with the truth and his lie proved.

        Real real fools would believe the ‘Fake news’ calls of the first fool and broadcast their belief into the face of the truth.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  23rd February 2019

          Oh….like Corky having tantrums when his stories are disproved, like the trip to Europe and the WINZ perks ?

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          • Corky

             /  23rd February 2019

            Now Kitty, play nice. I wouldn’t want to repeat Gezza’s comments..would I?

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  23rd February 2019

              What a spiteful wee person you are. I have no idea what you want to do, except that it’s likely to be malicious. You even had to try to spoil the fun of the NZ slang post with gratuitous nastiness.

            • Corky

               /  23rd February 2019

              We won’t be communicating after tonight so all will be well. No need for acting or drama. The threads will go back to normal.That’s good.

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