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  • $20 trillion Bitcoin grab in cryptocurrency exchange glitch(Japan)

    02/21/2018 12:41:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    ASAHI SHIMBUN ^ | 2-21-18 | ASAHI SHIMBUN
    A system glitch at a cryptocurrency exchange site run by an Osaka-based firm enabled users to obtain digital money for free, with one apparently “purchasing” Bitcoin valued at 2,200 trillion yen ($20 trillion) and then attempting to cash in on it. Tech Bureau Corp., a registered cryptocurrency exchange operator, is now subject to a Financial Services Agency investigation into the safety of the system and other business practices. The company announced Feb. 20 that the incident on its Zaif exchange website occurred four days earlier, when seven users obtained quantities of cryptocurrencies. Tech Bureau later invalidated the transactions and corrected...
  • James Woods HAMMERS Bill Clinton: ‘You Looted Haiti Like a Peg-Legged Pirate’

    01/14/2018 12:57:27 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 80 replies
    GP ^ | January 13, 2018 | Cristina Lailaa
    James Woods upped the ante on Saturday. The patriotic actor is known for his razor sharp wit, delivering punishing rounds to liberals on Twitter. Woods out did himself in a ferocious tweetstorm utterly destroying former President Bill Clinton.[...] In the first of three punishing rounds to Bill Clinton, Woods tweeted, “The balls on this guy! You looted Haiti like a peg-legged pirate. You, your crooked wife, and your cheesy slush fund “foundation” worked in concert to turn it into the shithole it has become. #BagmanBill #ClintonFoundation #Haiti”
  • Dear Democrats, Ownership Isn’t Theft

    12/31/2017 12:05:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | December 20, 2017 | David French
    I’m starting to think that all too many Democrats believe that private citizens and private corporations don’t actually own their private income or their private property. Otherwise, how can we explain the Democratic insistence, repeated endlessly over the last 24 hours, that Republicans somehow are poised to execute a grand “heist” by cutting corporate and individual tax rates, granting an estimated 80.4 percent of taxpayers an average tax break of $2,140. The rhetoric was remarkable, and the hysterics weren’t confined to fringe figures on the left. Here’s House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi:
  • ‘Mapping The Swamp’ Report Shows It’s Even Bigger, Costlier Than You Think

    12/28/2017 6:52:44 AM PST · by harpu · 30 replies
    www.lifesett.com ^ | 12/27/17 | Mark Tapscott
    Paying federal workforce costs taxpayers $1.1M per minute, according to a pro-transparency group, Open The Books December 27, 2017 by Mark Tapscott James P. Cochrane earns $250,335 annually as chief marketing and sales officer for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), making him the highest paid public relations employee of the federal government. The USPS lost $5.1 billion in 2016. Right behind Cochrane is Stephen Katsanos, who pulls down $229,333 as a public affairs official for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). And the third highest-paid federal public relations employee is Titus Simmons, also of the FDIC, at $215,248, according to...
  • Texas Grandma Thwarts Christmas Jewelry Store Heist with Her Bare Hands

    12/26/2017 10:50:12 AM PST · by DFG · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/25/2017 | Bob Price
    A grandmother stopped a would-be Christmas week jewelry robbery by shoving the perpetrator out the door of the store. The suspect attempted to shove his way through as the employees entered to prepare the Galleria-area shop. Judy Memmel, a grandmother of five, and her fellow employees opened the security gate of Houston Jewelry and unlocked the door as they prepared for a busy Christmas shopping day on December 18, Click2Houston reported. As she started into the store, a man approached wearing a suit, dark glasses, and a watch cap. The video below shows how Memmel stopped the suspected armed robber...
  • Oklahoma Veteran Reunites With Stolen Dog

    12/25/2017 8:01:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KFOR ^ | December 25, 2017 | Brent Skarky
    A military veteran has been reunited with his dog. Wednesday, Geoff Hoffman's home was broken into in Jones. It looks like thieves were about to take his TV but instead abducted his best friend, 3-year-old pit bull Bridget. Quickly, Hoffman and his friends jumped into action, posting signs and putting up posts on social media. The efforts paid off. At 6:30 Sunday morning, Hoffman's girlfriend found Bridget on a country road miles from her home. "Bridget didn’t move a whole lot but, as soon as she saw my girlfriend coming, she started waging her tail," Hoffman said. Bridget was taken...
  • Democrat Running For Congress Indicted In $803G Fraud, Embezzlement Case (Shaun Brown, Virginia)

    12/25/2017 9:55:53 AM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-25-2017 | Dom Calicchio
    A Democrat running for a U.S. House seat in Virginia has been indicted on charges of fraud, embezzlement and theft in connection with events that allegedly occurred in 2012. Shaun Brown, 58, appeared in a Norfolk courtroom last week and denied any wrongdoing, the Daily Press of Newport News, Va., reported. She said she intends to fight the charges and be exonerated, the report said. Brown is next scheduled to appear in court Jan. 12 and will plead not guilty, her attorney, James Ellenson, told the Daily Press. Prosecutors said Brown received about $803,000 via her nonprofit organization as a...
  • huma abedin took "muslim engagement" files out of state dept

    12/16/2017 6:20:41 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | December 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Clintons and their associates, whether it's Sandy Berger or Cheryl Mills, certainly have a gift for making paperwork disappear. Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton’s former National Security Adviser, stole classified documents about the terror failures of the Clinton administration, hid documents under a construction trailer, lied about taking them and destroyed some of them. Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond...
  • (NYC) City not liable for processing fake deed that allowed man to steal woman’s Queens home

    12/13/2017 2:09:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12.03.17 | Andrew Keshner
    A man who swiped an elderly woman’s house with phony documents did time for the crime — but an appellate court is letting the city off the hook for processing the paperwork that let the ex-con make himself at home.   A Brooklyn appeals court has ruled that a judge was right to toss a lawsuit brought against the city by Jennifer Merin — whose Queens abode was filched by a criminal who filed a fraudulent deed.   Merin, 74, had sued the city for not catching the forgery when the paperwork was first filed, but lost on appeal when the court...
  • Beginning of the Islamization of Christmas? [tr]

    11/28/2017 3:53:58 PM PST · by SaveMySweden · 21 replies
    CBN ^ | 11/29/2017 | cbn.com    
    <p>An elementary school in the city of Skien, Norway has announced its Christmas festivities this year will include not only the usual reading of verses from the Bible by students but also two verses from the Koran.</p>
  • California Police Investigate Surveillance Video After Looters Steal 1,800 Gallons of vodka

    11/25/2017 10:25:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/25 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Police in California are on the hunt for three potential suspects seen on surveillance video who may have made off with more than 1,800 gallons of vodka from a distillery on Sunday. The Los Angeles Police Department is reviewing surveillance footage showing three people creeping around the property of Fog Shots distillery weeks before the business was robbed. Art Gukasyan, the company’s CEO, told Fox News that nothing was taken the night of the video. But he said he "definitely believes" those people seen on it are involved in the robbery that occurred three weeks later.
  • Thieves Steal 1,800 Gallons Of Vodka From LA Distillery

    11/23/2017 9:22:55 AM PST · by zeestephen · 32 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 23 November 2017
    Investigators say the suspects sawed through deadbolts to get inside a storage room at the Fog Shots distillery. Company representative Art Gukasayan says the thieves made away with about 90 percent of the company's holiday inventory and that the take was worth about $278,000.
  • Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building

    11/13/2017 2:08:12 PM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 13, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building In New York City, the owner of a building gave graffiti artists permission to put graffiti on his building, with the understanding that the owner would eventually tear the building down.However, after the owner did tear the building down, the artists filed a lawsuit, and a jury actually agreed with the artists.A judge will be ruling on this in the future. But as it stands right now, the concept of private property has just been eroded by a huge amount.And this is a federal ruling, so it...
  • UCLA basketball team returns to L.A., with three arrested players still in China

    11/12/2017 3:44:39 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 105 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11-11-2017 | Ben Bolch
    UCLA’s basketball team returned from Shanghai after its season-opening victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday without the three players ensnared in a legal imbroglio over the alleged theft of designer sunglasses.
  • Thieves Break Into UPS Truck Parked Outside San Francisco Apple Store, Steal 300 iPhone Xs

    11/03/2017 7:40:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Nov 3, 2017
    The phones were valued at $370,000In another brazen burglary in downtown San Francisco, suspects dressed in hooded sweatshirts snatched at least 300 iPhone Xs valued at $370,000 and made off with them, according to San Francisco police. The smartphones — which launched to the general public Friday morning at $999 a piece — were stolen from a delivery truck parked in a loading dock at Stonestown Mall around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police spokesman Officer Robert Rueca said. A white Dodge van was used in the burglary and anyone with information is asked to call police at (415) 575-4444. The...
  • Iraqi Catholic Church Boken Into and Targeted in Apparent Arson

    10/09/2017 10:37:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    kntv ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | David Schuman
    Members of a local Catholic church are in shock because of a crime over the weekend that has also left them hurt and confused. St. Barbara Chaldean Catholic Church was broken into, burglarized, and apparently the target of an attempted arson. "We were shocked," Father Ray Sarkees, the church pastor said. "We're all shocked about it." Several heavy-duty fans cover the floor of the building. They're drying things out after the sprinklers went off. A black scorch mark covers a large area around the altar. Sarkees says a church safe and a sound system were stolen, along with donation boxes....
  • Lawyer Says Dems Ordered Falsification of Records [semi-satire]

    10/08/2017 10:27:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    Democratic National Committee IT aide Imran Awan has been indicted for bank fraud and is suspected of pilfering computer equipment and selling classified materials to the highest bidders. Aaron Page, one of his lawyers says that his Democratic congressional employers told him to falsify records in order to conceal how they were spending public funds. The alleged falsification scheme entailed bogus invoices showing a expensive equipment incorrectly inventoried at under $500 in value, but with an attached "service plan" to compensate the vendor for the full cost of the item. Later these items frequently disappeared because items listed as under...
  • Edith Macias might be charged with a felony for stealing someone’s Trump hat

    10/05/2017 11:52:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 70 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 6, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Social justice warrior Edith Macias might be charged with a felony for stealing someone’s Trump hat In the video below, which was recently filmed at UC Riverside, social justice warrior Edith Macias spends nine minutes explaining why she stole a Trump hat right off the head of a Trump supporter.Macias takes the hat to campus authorities, under the belief that they will take her side.But they don’t. Instead, they take the side of the hat owner, get him his hat back, and call the campus police.Originally, the owner of the hat was not planning to press charges.However, after Macias put a...
  • PHOTOS: Eight arrested in string of Dripping Springs vehicle burglaries (TX)

    10/03/2017 4:31:06 PM PDT · by bgill · 48 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 2, 2017 | Andy Jechow
    Investigators say several leads brought them to the 200 block of Barton Bend Road, where they executed a search warrant. While detectives were at the address, a vehicle pulled up with stolen property from unreported crimes in Austin that had just taken place. More than $20,000 in stolen property was recovered from multiple burglaries in Hays and Travis counties. The seven arrested following a two-day search of the property included those believed to be behind the burglaries as well as people on the property who had active arrest warrants.
  • Communist China Uses Face Recognition Computers to Ration Toilet Paper

    09/28/2017 2:42:15 PM PDT · by 198ml · 13 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 9/28/17 | John Porter
    Communist China is having a string of toilet paper thefts. Ergo they must ration toilet paper. And are using facial recognition software. Toilet paper. Facial recognition software. Let that soak in before wiping. That’s because people have been taking so much toilet paper that the UNESCO World Heritage Site operators decided enough was enough, and installed facial recognition dispensers at its toilets, local reports said. If the same user is detected within nine minutes, the dispenser will deny them a second feed of paper. Obviously, anyone who has eaten Chinese food before can see how this may be problematic. In...