Größte Drachen-Skulptur der Welt in Casino-Lobby in Saipan

A religion-less society actually exists right now!

Hello Jodan,

I'm sending this letter to you, Sam Harris and Douglas Murray, and hoping that it will reach at least one of you directly as I believe it could move all of your individual viewpoints as well as your future conversations forward. I'm sending it in the interest of possibly alerting you to at least one country, the one I grew up in, which seem to have completely evaded your research efforts and leaving you all, it would seem, agree on one, to me a very curious and strange point, that a successful and happy society without a (major) role of religion in it does not exist or have ever been tried. Sam is sure it would work, you say it did not work in Stalin's Russia case (you also add Hitler, who clearly was not an atheist and his most brutal forces had "God is with us" written right on their belt buckles which pretty much destroys the non-religious assertion), but none of you seem to be aware that it worked and is still currently working already very well.

I respect all of you greatly. I identify most with Sam's points of view at matters - perhaps unsurprisingly given the country I grew up in and the personality I am - and least with you Jordan, but that's only because of the religious part of views he seems to insist on deeply. I admire Jordan for your abilities to reason and, most of the time, reason so for clearly logical things. I admire the other two for the same reason without the need for that exception.

I've watched a great many videos featuring you 3 plus of course other very intelligent people like Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and others in the past few years. The one thing that always keeps surprising me is the point where the discussion gets to the point of arguing about "how viable would a theoretical society" built basically purely on reason and no religion look like and what state it would end up in. Not even Christopher Hitchens seemed to ever have any other answers than a very good, but yet still purely theoretical arguments regarding such a society. From all of those occasions in those conversations, I am basically forced to believe that you all guys, however much-traveled and intelligent, have completely missed at least this one real-life, well-working example, which is my country - The Czech Republic. I think that if you haven't and if you then talked to a few people who grew up there at least at the time when I did - born 1973 - you would find not theoretical, but very real examples of a great many people who not only grew up completely without any religion or any stories coming from it and yet, still grew up very nice, intelligent and maybe surprisingly to you all VERY HAPPY people.

I'm not sure how many people exactly like me you would find because I really set up my life to be very happy, not even knowing how exactly stress would feel - I just maybe get hints of what it may feel like when I'm cold, which is why I have relocated to Queensland, Australia a long time ago - but you would definitely find heaps and heaps of people who are undergoing the same stresses in life as in any other western-type society with handling family, work and the other aspects of life, yet without any regard whatsoever to notions of any religion or any need to any type of any kind of comforting mythical stories.

That, of course, is not to say that many of us do not enjoy fiction books or entertaining stories in the form of books, tales, or other arts. We can enjoy it all the same with the full knowledge that those are fiction.

All the above is the result of the socialist/communist system we grew up in which not necessarily stifled but certainly did not promote any religion. It is the one thing I am grateful for to that system I grew up in, apart from a very happy childhood since nobody's parents had existential struggles. I do believe that there were efforts to eradicate the religion, many of which may probably be identified as forceful, but we've always kept our history including its buildings like castles and churches as opposed to destroying them, which would be an extreme way to get rid of something. Even clergy was tolerated and some very tiny minority of mostly the old-times people were attending services even at those times.

The actual real fact of life was, however, that we never were taught about religion apart from being a part of history, including ours. And we would still go on school trips some of which may include admiring a great cathedral purely for its architecture and art.

Strangely, even the name of the "person" who brings the presents at Chrismas (which in the Czech language is called "vanoce", which has nothing to do with Christianity - at least not obviously - I did not study its etymological roots) is "Jezisek", which, funnily and very interestingly enough I personally only realized when I was about 14 years old, means "a little Jezis = Jesus - "little" here meaning a kid, a baby). So the presents were being brought by a baby Jesus and yet, for almost all of us it was just a name, same as the west had Santa Claus or any other name you could use for a fictional character. It had NO religious meaning whatsoever to us, nor any story was attached to it at all. It was (and is for us) simply a holiday with the ritual of decorating a tree and having a very nice, extraordinary family dinner before (mostly the kids) would enjoy the present unwrapping under the tree. (Yes, our Christmas all happen on 24th Dec). We had no idea that it was originally a celebration of the winter solstice or that it was then stolen as a Christian holiday. We enjoyed it and frankly still enjoy it for the same family reasons, all the same. Actually now knowing that it has been for the past many hundreds of years appropriated by a religious cult if anything taints the experience. It probably would not if that cult was a thing simply belonging and part of the history of "less educated" times of us humans. The fact that this magical thinking still sways great sections of global citizens' everyday lives is what taints Christmas for some us Czechs. It surely does for me. I feel more at ease with it knowing that actually it is the winter solstice celebration. I would surely be more fine with it if it was just a date that someone decided to arbitrarily put on a calendar rather than thinking of it in terms of a cult that brutally killed and tortured so many innocent people in history and still thinks that magical thinking is just a fine idea.

Similar to Christmas, we in the Czech Republic also celebrate Easter (another holiday appropriated for itself by Christianity as I learned much later in my life). We also enjoy it purely for the tradition or maybe just for the fact that it is a day off work :). In Czech, a part of the tradition regarding Easter is that man create a nice looking weaved supple "sticks" from the branches of a willow tree, and in the morning we go around as many girls/women we know as possible to "hit" their behinds with it so that they stay young and supple too. I'm sure that in today's "politically correct" society many would find something very wrong with it, but the simple fact was that it ended up being a very nice and very social day for everyone. (By the way, I never knew that anybody would consider women as any lesser than men. I grew up in a society where had no reason to even suspect such a thing.) In the afternoon the girls and women had the right on the other hand to pour buckets of water over the men's' heads, even though that part was never really practiced. (At least in our parts of the Czech Republic. There are more traditional areas.) I suppose that is because it is not as convenient to run around with buckets of water around than it would be with sticks. Also, we - boys and men - would get a colorful ribbon bound to the ends of the sticks by each female we've visited and "paid off" - we don't really call it hitting or beating. It would leave the omitted girls and women feel neglected rather than happy not to get hit. I'm sure that the absolute majority of us were always as gentle as myself and my friends in performing that "stick-and-behind" ritual. I actually never wanted or was planning to do this whole thing, but I had a friend who always came on the morning of Easter Monday to my home with a couple of those "sticks" - one for himself, one for me, and basically had to talk me into joining him every single year. And it always ended up being one of the best days of the year, finishing in a mixed group having a great time (including a bit of drinking in our later teenage years). It was very nice and social and NOTHING to do with any religion or anything other than "this tradition actually turns out to be fun" and we did not need some deep explanation for it that I'm sure Jordan would try to dig out at this point. It was the same fun we can end up with when we come up with brand new social events, out of which, when they turn out fun, we often try to make a tradition of too. All that being completely atheist and secular. I really don't understand what seems to be so hard to comprehend even to Sam - not that he could not seem to be able to imagine it - clearly, he very much is - but that it actually has already been tried and is still going on successfully. Admittedly though, traditions like the Easter ones in Czech are fading as the capitalist style of life requiring most of us to work more and more puts a strain on that too, together with an overload of other modern culture distractions obviously.

In any case, my point is that what Sam is saying, what Christopher used to say and others too, is NOT a theoretically working "utopia", it IS a reality for millions in just my own country of origin and we suffer no ill effects from it!

On the contrary, despite being a tiny nation of 10 million people we have (even though thanks to globalization, corruption, and not in small part thanks to the totalitarianism of the European Union) we are loosing great industry and very clever people. We used to be (before EU) totally self-sufficient in basically everything, were exporting fighter jets, cars, atomic reactors, locomotives, food, and much more to the rest of the world, gave the world some amazing people and inventions like contact lenses, nanofibres, the lighting rod, or even small things like sugar cubes, pencils or Koh-i-Noor snaps for our jeans :) and we needed no religion or the related stories to do that. And that is the one thing I'm happy the "communist" regime gave us - true freedom from religion, freedom from bullshit stories if you pardon me. It lets us concentrate on interesting and important stuff in life instead of trying to solve mute problems like why are we here. We are, so enjoy it. I must say that without the religious ideas surrounding us that most of us don't even think about it as something to worry about. We worry about "we are here now, what can we do to live well" and some of us also "what can we do to leave my imprint on humanity". The more curious of us sure ask "how" did we get here and maybe do think about how in the great scheme of things we are totally insignificant, but I don't think it makes us unhappy. I know it does not make me unhappy for sure. I enjoy learning new things, discovering, making logical conclusions, and, apart from other things, being truthful to myself and others, which is probably why I'm also so happy in my life and have always been, which all of you I'm sure will very easily understand.

All of you guys seem to imply or straight away say that "sure, there is not a person who would not have major problems in life, who would not have "demons"" etc. Well, sure, I've encountered problems in my life. I'm solving software problems every day (I'm a software engineer) I've traveled around the world on a motorbike so I've encountered life-threatening situations, I've lost family members (fortunately for me just the ones who naturally died of old age, no tragedies so far, so yes, I've been lucky in that respect). But problems are here, to my eye, to be solved. They are a challenge, not a tragedy. They make life interesting. And demons? No, I do not have any. Things I regret? Maybe, a tiny little ones like not asking that beautiful girl on a bus for a coffee. But I've never done anything I would be ashamed of. That does not mean that I never failed of course. But I freely admit and not try to hide my failings so I have no demons. Am I really the only person in the world you think? I may be rare, but I'm sure I'm not alone.

Regardless, many, or basically I'd say almost all of my friends, much as they may have more normal everyday problems and stresses than I have (and it is not at all related to money - I'm not wealthy at all - we even still rent the place where we live), would tell you the same thing regarding the role of religion or religious stories in their lives and their decisions - NONE whatsoever.

The Czech Republic is very rich in culture too. Our country has one of the biggest concentrations of castles for example. I do not think that religion was necessary for those structures to be built for powerful people in our history. Yes, many, many churches too. Beautiful buildings. Some of them truly amazing, as some of the castles, too. And our secular society still builds and creates amazing things with no religion required for it. Just yesterday I was sent a link to a video about the biggest chandelier and at the same time, the biggest jewel ever built anywhere. (Link here if you are interested: https://www.youtube.com/embed/AQ2udSvqx28 .) It could very well hang in a cathedral of some type. But it was built by a Czech company for a Saipan casino. Only human talent, work, and lots of money was needed to build this wonder. No religion whatsoever. So I'm pretty sure, Jordan, that you can stop worrying about losing culture if there was no religion. Sure, cassino may not be considered culture by many, but it is simply a fact of today's world that casinos are one of the areas where the money is. If you want to start to argue that we need religion as a way of extracting money from the population to build such marvels, as was historically exactly one of its functions and is one of the reasons those grand structures like great cathedrals exist, then fine. I would, like Sam, argue that it is possible to do without the pretense of magic, but at least that would be a simple point to defend. Not the only way though!! An example - and I'm sure there are also many modern ones too.. The National Theatre in Prague... It is a grandiose building with high ceilings covered with similar gold ornamentry and paintings to any cathedral you may find. It also has a huge painted curtain - a great painting of its own right. This all was built from money collected from donations of the citizens expressly towards building a national theatre, which was opened in 1881. The first idea came in 1844 at a congregation of Czech patriots. As far as I can tell no religion was involved. Certainly, none needed. And that great building is also a part of our and the world's registered cultural heritage sites.

So to summarize, the reason for this letter was to let all of you three guys know that you can stop only theorizing about a society without religion. Look at the Czech Republic especially before the Velvet Revolution (after which slowly more and more religion starts very slowly creeping in again), but where still today three-quarters of the population are completely irreligious. We are one of the safest, most educated, and happiest countries in the world. And if you look over the state ideology at any one time, where communism was making some people unhappy with restrictions on travel for example, and capitalism in its demands on sacrificing more of one's private / family time for work time, we are generally really happy people, nice to each other (without having to be threatened by hell or whatever other stupid magic idea), helping each other. And it is probably partly thanks to the LACK of any religion that we are that way. There is one less thing to partition us into opposing groups which argue about something they actually cannot even know.

Actually, that makes me think about my friends and people I know. I know and have experienced that my friends or even friends of my parents, for example, would (and in the past have) helped me when I really needed help, despite it being a great inconvenience for them. Yet, I was in similar situations when I only had a religious person to help me and they would not. It would seem to me that religious people like to listen to the stories that Jordan insists are shaping majorly their principles and behavior, rather than actually behave according to them. And then some feel great to tell you how good they are thanks to Jesus.

Ok, I think that concrete examples would be good here:
I know, that every time I go back to the Czech Republic for the summer I have offers from my friends to take me to the airport - both in Czech and in Australia (still from Czech friends interestingly enough). In both cases, it is over 100km and I do not want to inconvenience them if it is not necessary so I thank them and decline. But I know that even if I called them at three in the morning that I needed an urgent lift to the airport they would just tell me how long it would take them to pick me up.
Contrast that with this:
I've known a great person for 7 years and actually shared a house with her for 5 of those years. I consider her a very nice person and considered her a very good friend. I still visit her once a year or so when I have a chance, but thinking back on the story I'm about to tell you certainly makes me feel less worm towards her than I always thought she otherwise deserved.

So the story: I found a new life partner while again staying for the whole European summer in the Czech Republic. For reasons irrelevant to this story she could not join me permanently in Australia for the first few years of being together, so we were overcoming that problem by her periodically visiting me in Australia for 3 months, then we would not see each other for another 3, then I would go to Czech for 3 and a bit, again 3 months apart and then the cycle would repeat.

At the end of one of her stays in Australia with me, while I was still sharing the house with my friend, Jean, my partner was flying home the next day and I, shortly before that, decided I would actually fly back with her. I could not get a seat on the same flight so my flight was at 8 AM and hers the same day at 1 PM. My partner is a bit lost when traveling and she did not speak English at that time yet either, so we decided to travel the 150km to Brisbane in the evening before and arranged to stay with a friend there overnight. We were supposed to catch the second one of the only two trains that goes from that place to Brisbane daily. It was leaving around 9 PM. The nearest train station is about 8km from the place I lived in with Jean, who agreed or maybe even offered to take us to that train station, I can't remember that bit for sure. What is for sure is that once we got there it become clear that the train was not coming as the train tracks were not there and the workers currently working there under the floodlights confirmed that the trains were not operating on that track for the past 14 days and will not be going for another 14 more. I was amazed and surprised, especially after we got back home and I confirmed on the computer that the online time schedule directly on the Queensland Rail website still insists that there are no exceptions or delays and that that train is scheduled as per normal.

There was no other public transport for us to use from that place. So after another couple of hours of trying to figure out any other possibility of getting us there on time, I finally asked Jean if she would be so kind and took us to the airport (we did not want to bother the friend in Brisbane to sleep over anymore because we would arrive too late for that we felt) so that we could make our flights. Jean told us that "she would but that she promised her sister to accompany her to a church service the next morning and that if she took us she would be too sleepy for that the next day"..................

I probably don't have to say that I was a bit disappointed that someone I considered a friend and a good person would refuse to help us in a situation in which I would have no other safe viable option. I never analyzed it further beyond the disappointment. However, a couple of years later I was telling this story to a friend and he, I think very spot on, pointed out that "So she would rather go to church to listen to the preacher to tell her that she should be helping people rather than take the opportunity to actually help someone in a real need.". How is that for "Christian" values? I know my non-religious friends would not hesitate to help me in that situation as I'll give you an example of in a couple of lines.

Just to finish the story, Jean was "nice enough" to suggest that we can try hitchhiking on the highway (at 1 AM no less!!) and "kindly" offered to take us there. We had no other choice so we accepted. To start with, there were literally 2 cars in 40 minutes we stood there. Fortunately, the second car actually stopped for us, and also fortunately we survived that. I say the second "fortunately" since it was a German traveler who told us that he stopped because he needed someone to keep him awake since he has been driving at that point non-stop for 16 hours from Cairns. Needless to say that traveling in a car 20km over the highway speed limit with someone who is grossly falling to sleep is quite scary... The story still developed into having quite a few very interesting twists, but those are not relevant to this anymore.

So now a concrete matching example:
When I was 15 I was to travel by bus 150 km to my brand new high school. I was obviously gonna have to be staying at a boarding school there so I wanted to take an earlier Sunday bus to have a chance to choose my new bed. But after waiting over an hour over the scheduled time for the bus I concluded that it was not coming and I was going to have to take the late afternoon one. After returning to the bus station and waiting for that one for almost an hour again I finally figured out that it was actually a brand new holiday celebrating the two (religious - interestingly enough :)) men who managed to enforce the recognition of our language as a language recognized by the religion, based and thanks to which our writing was established. (Religion would not allow our writing if it did not recognize the language as being worthy.) It was never celebrated before as it was shortly after the Velvet Revolution so I had no idea. Anyway, the result was that there was no other bus that day and that not only I would arrive dead last to the boarding school, but I would also miss probably the important first half of the first day at the actual new school as a freshman since my dad was away somewhere at that time with our only car.

That evening, at about 10 PM, a neighbor and my parent's friend came to pick something up from my mum. He was surprised to see me still at home and so he asked how come? When we told him he said that we should have told him earlier because he would have taken me there. He also told us that he was supposed to be at work the next day at 5 or 6 AM so it was too late to drive me there now. I remember thinking that it is easy to say now if he can't prove he would have done it anyway. Three minutes later I hear him saying: "You know what, let's go, I'll take you there." It was a 3-hour drive one way!!! The Czech Republic is quite dense with towns and villages and there were at that time many quite large detours on the way, too. So this man would get home about an hour or two before having to go to work!

How big of a difference this is to a church on Sunday where you go by your own volition, you are not required to go and being able to take the highway instead of in that case basically the whole way, so that trip would have cost Jean 3 hours max!

So the person who is NOT compulsed to help me for fear of any hell or any other even slightly unpleasant result helps me for purely the good feeling that one gets from helping others by his own choice despite majorly inconveniencing himself is the one that actually helps me and the one that thinks of themselves as the chosen and the most kind people chooses to go listening about how kind they are rather than actually be. Does not that give you a pause? :)

Another example. I was renting a room in a home of another of my friends and I happened to accidentally either drop the clear plastic fridge bucket for fruits and veggies or drop something on it (I cannot remember), resulting in its cracking. The, for me absolutely obvious thing to do, despite that it was "just a crack" and the bucket was still capable of fulfilling its function (and in fact until this day I still use it in my garage to store stuff in), I went ahead and spent almost a whole day trying to find where I could buy the correct replacement and spent something like 60 bucks on it at a time I did not have much money at all. Just because it was a normal logical thing for me to do for the pure "golden rule" reason. And Jordan would maybe say "ha, see, Christian values". And I, same as Sam or Christopher or probably Douglas too, would say that that rule is very logical, self-evident, and much older than the Christianity that appropriates that too for itself. It is just logical. I did not ever need any kind of story behind it and definitely not one where I would be punished other than that others may start doing the same to me seeing me do that to others. And since I want others to be nice to me, I, quite logically and without complicated explanations that some try to fit to some ancient stories they happen to believe in, will behave nicely to them.

And now again, contrast this to a very similar situation the other way around, this time, however, the other person is a church-going Christian.

I now live in a nice big house, which we rent as I mentioned. For the past 10 years, it has been our home and we can only afford it because we are sub-letting one of its rooms directly connected to the main bathroom. And we do this because we fell in love with the house and felt immediately at home as soon as we inspected it. And we originally inspected it purely just as a point of comparison with other houses we went to see afterward because it was available for inspection first that day. Later, comparing it to the other houses, I realized we could make it affordable (same price as the others) by renting out just those two of the 4 rooms that were on the top of what we actually needed. So we did and it has been 10 years since.

We look for people who want to stay longer-terms. Last year, a guy from the Christian part of Nigeria was finishing his stay of over 2 years with us. He would go to church every Sunday without fail and was obviously a devout Christian. He was studying nursing and was working as well, earning quite good money too. In the home, we usually all fit in our big fridge together with our boarder. This one, however, said he needed more space so we bought an additional fridge for him. It was one of the smaller ones which still needs to be periodically defrosted. When we noticed that he is leaving the freezer to become overgrown with ice we told him that he will need to do that so that the fridge does not break. We asked him to do that several times over several months until the plastic hinge of the plastic freezer door broke by the ice pushing it out. It was obviously not even an accident. He would ignore that. So eventually I told him that now he, unfortunately, had to find a replacement freezer door for it because otherwise, the fridge will be consuming much more energy (and we are paying all the energy bills, the boarders have it included in a single unchanging rent amount, which is by the way cheapest in this area) and that it will freeze over faster and that the person after him will surely need the door, too. Nothing at all happened until he left.

I meant to force him to do that before I'd return his bond when he would eventually be leaving, but it happened just at a time when we were holidaying aborad and I forgot about the freezer door. So I remotely returned his full bond. Sometime after that, when he came to pick up some of his post that he still did not change the address for, I gave him the broken door and asked him if he could please finally get a replacement. It's been almost a year now and he tells me he did not find it. So I asked him obviously if he actually tried. He said he did. A couple of simple questions later it is clear that he actually did not even try but is happy to lie about it. So what exactly has the church taught him?? I know it has neither taught him for sure to be responsible for his own actions nor to be honest. Clearly. Qualities that I and all of my close friends who I grew up with, who have never been touched by religion of any kind, have.

I am not necessarily saying that these almost exactly one-to-one comparable examples are totally indicative of the difference of morals between Christians and completely irreligious people, but since it does fit pretty well with many others we see in history and also currently around us, I think it is time to stop theorizing about the necessity or even utility of religious values for modern people. I'm not disputing that religion does have utility for people who follow it, but it certainly is not the necessary or even important tool for people in general.

It seems to me that religion has a utility of a rock that you use to beat in a nail. Take the rock from me and you leave me with a hammer that actually makes much more sense, similarly to taking away the stories and threat of hell and replacing it with something that has been there all along - the genuinely nice feeling of helping someone even if I am otherwise not compelled by anything else than the great feeling and the very logical realization that I have a much better chance to be treated nicely if I treat everybody else nicely. And that I am much more likely to be helped by others if I unconditionally help them. And I may help someone who never helps me, but helps somebody else. And somebody I never helped may actually help me because he was also at some point helped or at least sees it as all so logical how this works.

Jordan, your well-researched arguments on many societal topics are great and helpful and make sense. But I must say that even though I heard a couple of ways you very interestingly matched biblical stories on some current situations or general human behavior, I also think that you are totally overcomplicating stuff in these cases and you are getting many, myself included, lost as to what you are in fact trying to do other than somehow trying to reconcile your Christian belief with current reality and as you just discussed during the talks with Douglas and Sam, smuggling the Jesus into it where really, it is not necessary at all, objectively.

I understand that it is important to many, you including, but it really is not necessary. We can very nicely do completely without it. As an exercise in reasoning it is, or can be, for sure interesting, especially for scholars like you. For us, normal people (or normal engineers like myself :)) it seems pretty pointless otherwise. And the case of the Czech Republic, I think, even takes a base from your case completely, even though I'm sure you could find connections.

As an engineer I can tell you I can map anything to anything if I put enough abstractions in between. But the simple truth is, that almost everybody in a real country that has been historically doing well, grew up a perfectly decent person, arguably in a bigger percentage more decent than the majority in much more religious countries. And we do not suffer. Again, I'd say we suffer less because we are not burdened by any traumas like worrying about ending up in hell.

Sure, in our folklore we have another tradition where St. Nicholas (we never used the "St" part, for us it was just "Mikulas") comes on 5. December together with one or more devils to our home and gives our children presents or coal if "they were not good". And yes, for most children the devils are scary and some parents use that to elicit the promise of being good "from now on", but I think that at least most parents (certainly mine) were not trying to persuade us these were real beings.

It was a (scary) theatre happening in almost everybody's homes. And as soon as you figure out those under the masks are just normal people you feel clever as a kid. And you feel like you've grown and maybe also that you outsmarted the adults who would not tell you straight away those are just people. When you are like 6, 7, or 8, you are looking forward to running outside with the Mikulases and devils despite sometimes still being scared by them if they play the role well. It is thrilling. But it never needed to be shoved down our throats as a reality and not even a story was needed.

We have folklore fairytales that feature devils punishing bad people, yes. But we do not need them to tell us what is right and what is wrong. We can figure that out for ourselves and the stories are just a nice entertainment, if done well. And yes, we can see the useful allegory in it. We would still, however, know quite naturally the difference between clear right and wrong, between hurting others and not hurting others. But we recognize the difference between entertainment and reality. We still enjoy stories all the same.

You do not need organizations that actually believe those, are exempt from paying taxes and are praying on those who cannot reason themselves out well enough or prevent themselves being reasoned in by these fantastical stories and the ability of the storyteller to manipulate. I'd say that the about 25% of people in the Czech Republic who identify themselves as somehow religious are exactly those types of people. Ones who severely lack logical thinking. I have an uncle and a stepdaughter both like that. Neither of them has very good reasoning ability and so they are hanging there to be hooked on by the use of fantastical and magical stories, despite the fact that they were not indoctrinated into it as children, which then makes it more understandable when even pretty intelligent people still have this illogical partition in their brain reserved for god.

OK, that's it. Quite a bit longer than I intended it to be, but I hope it will eventually reach at least one of you in person and maybe give you some more arsenal for good arguments. It is obvious that you are very busy people so I do not expect any reply at all, but it would be great to get something like: "Hey Marek, it reached me, thanks." so that I know that I haven't completely wasted almost the whole day today instead of fixing my server and getting back to my coding in which I'm so much behind.

Wish you all all the best.

Sincerely,

Marek Vsechovsky


Aside:
As I'm reading what I wrote after myself I realize that although not absolutely necessary to explain this, you may wonder if I'm not "telling you stories" since at one point I mention that I am a software engineer and in another talk about affordability of rent. Well, I really don't revolve my life around money. And since I very much enjoy my job and have large amounts of ideas, I'm trying to implement them running it as my own business. However, I am kind of a Wozniak without a Jobs, meaning that rather than marketing a finished product I immediately start working on the next one since I just can't wait to work on it, so I end up with no income to my business and so from time to time I have to accept a paid outside contract. Since my expertise is large and well valued, and since I am a very frugal person (if I compare myself to most other people who say they are too :) ) I only need to work for about 3 months to be able to live from that for the next two years developing my own ideas. That's why I'm still renting rather than owning. I do what I love, I spend as much time on it as I want and I live at a very nice place where I can take a 30-minute holiday jumping in the surf basically all-year-round, so I'm really happy.
submitted by marekvse to JordanPeterson [link] [comments]

What Is Going On In The Northern Mariana Islands?

I had no intention on creating a conspiracy surrounding my latest rabbit-hole adventure after looking up the highest grossing GDP in the world. I noticed that the GDP of these Islands in the South Pacific is growing 3 times higher than other countries. After randomly looking into these islands I noticed a strange trail of connections.
The Northern Mariana Islands are a US territory, similar to Guam, and the islands were used for sweatshop work racking in over $1bn in exports until it was shutdown in 2009, dropping the islands exports to near 0. The island is inhabited by roughly 40,000 chinese imigrants who work for construction and tourism on the island.
My conspiracy comes from looking into where the money is coming from on these islands and its capitol of Saipan. In Saipan there is a $7bn casino being built by a chinese subsidary company called Imperial Pacific. There are news articles made about how this company, Imperial Pacific, basically owns the corrupt government of the Mariana Islands and are keeping safe working regulations from being passed into law.
In the late 90s there was a man named Jack Abramoff who was a lobbyist from the US sent to keep track of the Islands, but was later ousted as he tried to keep wages of workers on the island below minimum wage. Another lobbyist that worked with Jack was former deputy director and, most recently appointed by President Trump, the Director of Labor Patrick Pizzella. During his time has Director he gave $2ml in government aid to Saipan and the Islands.
So wheres the conspiracy? Well, President Donald Trump is no newbie when it comes to Casinos and it happens he held a gala at the Saipan Casino not long ago where all donations at the event were collected without a paper trail. Ahead of the Trump-Xi meeting last year the FBI raided the Saipan Casino but it's both unclear what they were looking for or found. Trump later signed a bill that allowed 1000 undocumented chinese workers to stay on the Islands and work for Imperial Pacific.
So, with an island whose inhabitants are dirt poor and a Chinese subsidary company trying to create another island paradise, why is Trump so keen on helping the Chinese create an economic stronghold on US territory? I find it odd that Trump is tough when it comes to illegal immigration, litterally keeping kids in cages, but yet was willing to sign a bill allowing chinese immigrants to legally work for a chinese subsidary on US soil.
I never intended on looking for a conspiracy, let alone finding one. I looked into all of this for maybe an hour or so. I have no credentials in investigative journalism. Maybe all of this is nothing. All I know is that theres a lot of money being poured into Saipan from both the Chinese and the US. The FBI seem to also be watching the Island closely. All of this leaves me asking one question;
What is going on in the Northern Mariana Islands?
sources:
Trump's ties to the Casino in Saipan- https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/muhammadcohen/2016/04/22/saipan-casino-chief-plays-donald-trump-card-in-7b-resort-gamble/amp/
Former Director of Labor Pizzella's ties with Abramoff- https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2019/07/labor-secretary-pizzella-lobbied-worked-with-jack-abramoff/
FBI raiding Saipan Casino- https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1770YI
Trump's lavish gala visit- https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20190412/undisclosed-cash-flowed-at-trump-inaugural-ball-with-ties-to-china-embattled-saipan-casino%3ftemplate=ampart
Bill that kept 1000 undocumented chinese immigrants working in Saipan- https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.guampdn.com/amp/1566251001
submitted by itdidntcomeoutright to conspiracy [link] [comments]

Kia Ora Redditors, I have gone through and analysed wide economic Moat companies listed on NZX. Hope the below helps to narrow down your choices in your investment journey.

Wide Moat, what is that ? Before starting this blog post please read this wide moat businesses explanation here
Okay, now that we are up to speed, before you invest in any wide moat company you need to ensure financials of the business are solid as well, I’ll cover the topic of How to understand the financials of the business in the upcoming blogs so subscribe (here) to know when the blog is out.
Let’s see if we can spot any wide moat business listed on NZX.

Auckland International Airport Limited (NZE: AIA)

Auckland International airport holds a virtual monopoly as the largest airport in NZ and processes the most number of passengers. This is located in the largest city in NZ as well, making it an ideal destination for travelers, With travelers expected to increase in the coming decades, you can clearly see the wide moat around this business.

WILL THE MOAT SHRINK IN THE NEAR FUTURE ?

The likely hood of the moat shrinking is very low since construction of another international airport in Auckland is highly unlikely. Thing to look out for is debt, since airport need vast amounts of money for up keep and improvements( ex: loss of unnecessary capital due to project over runs and delays).
Read a more in depth analysis on Auckland International Airport here

Chorus Limited (NS) - (NZE: CNU)

Chorus manages and builds telecommunications infrastructure in NZ, for ex: when ever you sign up for fiber broadband plan with your ISP, Chorus is contracted to install the connections to your house. As copper cables are replaced by fiber optic cables around NZ, the cost of maintaining these new infrastructure grids are less than before.( Fiber vs Copper wiring: cost of copper and fiber optic cables are stronger requiring less maintenance).

WILL THE MOAT SHRINK IN THE NEAR FUTURE ?

I don’t think the moat will shrink in the near future as setting up a telecom infrastructure company with years of know how is quite difficult, the only way I can see this moat shrinking is if international companies what a piece of NZ infrastructure, but I don’t think the government would allow key infrastructure projects to be outsourced.

NZME Limited (NZE: NZM)

NZME is a New Zealand media company which owns brands such as:
  1. NZ herald
  2. Newstalk ZB
  3. ZM
  4. The Hits
  5. Grab one etc…..
The moat exists but it is a very small one, this moat would have been huge during the hay day of print newspaper readership.
So what has happened here ? Internet….
Print newspaper is virtually dead, newspapers all around the world are struggling to make money as subscribers dwindle.
Due to the drop in readership, less and less ads are placed in the newspaper hence lower revenue.
All the eye balls have moved to “ Social Media”, that’s where the ads are now a days.
The only saving light I can see is Grab One, the popular coupon site in NZ. I do believe this will provide a strong source of revenue to the company but I am not sure if this can offset the losses in the other divisions.

The New Zealand Refining Company Limited (NZE: NZR)

Refining NZ is New Zealand’s only oil refinery and the leading supplier of refined petroleum products to the New Zealand market, including petrol, diesel, aviation fuel and other products As a critical piece of national energy infrastructure, Refining NZ is responsible for supplying:
Moat exists because this is the only oil refinery in New Zealand, It also suppliers around 85% of NZ’s aviation fuel.
I believe the number of travelers to New Zealand will only increase, Provide refining NZ a solid moat, however as electric cars are bound to make in roads in New Zealand, the demand for petrol and diesel will gradually decrease.
So we need to keep an eye out on the financial performance on an annual basis to make sure the business can still maintain the moat.

Port of Tauranga Limited (NS) (NZE: POT)

The Port of Tauranga Located Tauranga (about 200 km away from Auckland) is the largest port in New Zealand in terms of total cargo volume, and the second largest in terms of container throughput.
Total exports:
📷
Total Exports from POT
As you can see the number of tonnes being exported from port of Tauranga is increasing.
Total imports:
📷
Total Imports from POT
As you can see the number of tonnes being imported from port of Tauranga is increasing as well.
I see this trend continuing as the demand for NZ products especially in emerging markets increases and demand for imports increases as NZ population continues to grow.
So the Moat around POT should be in tact for many years to come.

Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited (NZE: RBD)

Restaurant Brands operates the New Zealand franchises for KFC, Pizza Hut and Carl's Jr. It also operate a KFC franchise in New South Wales, Australia and Taco Bell and Pizza Hut franchise in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan.
As of October 2018, Restaurant Brands has 261 stores: 94 KFC New Zealand, 61 KFC Australia 29 Pizza Hut New Zealand, 18 Carl's Jr., 36 Taco Bell Hawaii and 45 Pizza Hut Hawaii stores. It employs nearly 8,000 staff across New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii and serves 120,000 customers worldwide every day. Since RBD operates the NZ franchises for KFC, Pizza Hut and Carl’s Jr and if you wanted to be a franchisee in NZ then you would have to go through them , this gives RBD an economic moat.
Will the moat shrink in the near future ?
I think the moat will certainly shrink, this is due to the fact that many people are moving away from processed foods to more organic and more healthier options, this will cause sales in fast foods such as KFC, Pizza hut etc to shrink, which in turn means less new franchises opening up. There might even be closures around the corner. So I see the moat being broken pretty soon in the years to come.

SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited (NS) (NZE: SKC)

SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited is New Zealand’s largest tourism, leisure and entertainment company. It is one of three major publicly listed casino operators in Australasia.
It has entertainment complexes in:
  1. Auckland
  2. Hamilton
  3. Queenstown
  4. Adelaide
  5. Darwin
SkyCity also owns one of Auckland’s best know attractions “Sky Tower”. Although the revenue generated from sky tower to the overall business is small, it is still a jewel in the sky city crown.
Will the moat shrink in the near future ?
Considering SKC is New Zealand’s largest tourism, leisure and entertainment company, it has all the basis covered for tourists that enter into NZ. It also has large convention centers where numerous conferences are held, I don’t see the moat shrinking any time soon. As they in casino lingo “ House always wins”.

South Port New Zealand Limited (NS) ( NZE: SPN)

SPN is the southern most commercial port in NZ located at Bluff. It is situated in the highly productive province of Southland which is responsible for producing a sizeable proportion of New Zealand’s total exports by value. The region’s major exporters are all situated within 80km of the port.
All the moat characteristics explained for Port of Tauranga (POT) exist here as well.

Trade Me Group Limited (NZE: TME)

Trade me is the largest internet auction website in NZ. It has Trade me property, motors, jobs etc.
Trade me had held a monopoly on internet auctions for quite some time in NZ, but it’s moat has been slowly eroding away, how ?
Trade me jobs is competing against Seek, LinkedIn
Trade me property is competing against realestate.co.nz, oneroof etc.
Trade me market place is competing against Facebook marketplace.
Looking at all the competitions trade me is facing it seems quite difficult to hold down the moat in the future.

Vector Limited (NZE: VCT)

Vector is New Zealand's largest distributor of electricity and gas, owning and operating networks which span the Auckland region.This distribution system gives Vector an economic moat.
Vector has been involved in electrification projects - charging stations for electric cars, which I think is great for future growth. As number of electric cars increase, there will definitely be a need for more and more charging stations which vector can deliver. The moat seems to be very much intact.
submitted by NakkiGN to PersonalFinanceNZ [link] [comments]

FBI Agents Visit Office of Saipan Casino Run by Trump Protege

FBI Agents Visit Office of Saipan Casino Run by Trump Protege submitted by personaontherun to thenewsrightnow [link] [comments]

Kia Ora Redditors, I have gone through and analysed wide economic Moat companies listed on NZX. Hope the below helps to narrow down your choices in your investment journey.

Wide Moat, what is that ? Before starting this blog post please read this wide moat businesses explanation here
Okay, now that we are up to speed, before you invest in any wide moat company you need to ensure financials of the business are solid as well, I’ll cover the topic of How to understand the financials of the business in the upcoming blogs so subscribe (here) to know when the blog is out.
Let’s see if we can spot any wide moat business listed on NZX.

Auckland International Airport Limited (NZE: AIA)

Auckland International airport holds a virtual monopoly as the largest airport in NZ and processes the most number of passengers. This is located in the largest city in NZ as well, making it an ideal destination for travelers, With travelers expected to increase in the coming decades, you can clearly see the wide moat around this business.

WILL THE MOAT SHRINK IN THE NEAR FUTURE ?

The likely hood of the moat shrinking is very low since construction of another international airport in Auckland is highly unlikely. Thing to look out for is debt, since airport need vast amounts of money for up keep and improvements( ex: loss of unnecessary capital due to project over runs and delays).
Read a more in depth analysis on Auckland International Airport here

Chorus Limited (NS) - (NZE: CNU)

Chorus manages and builds telecommunications infrastructure in NZ, for ex: when ever you sign up for fiber broadband plan with your ISP, Chorus is contracted to install the connections to your house. As copper cables are replaced by fiber optic cables around NZ, the cost of maintaining these new infrastructure grids are less than before.( Fiber vs Copper wiring: cost of copper and fiber optic cables are stronger requiring less maintenance).

WILL THE MOAT SHRINK IN THE NEAR FUTURE ?

I don’t think the moat will shrink in the near future as setting up a telecom infrastructure company with years of know how is quite difficult, the only way I can see this moat shrinking is if international companies what a piece of NZ infrastructure, but I don’t think the government would allow key infrastructure projects to be outsourced.

NZME Limited (NZE: NZM)

NZME is a New Zealand media company which owns brands such as:
  1. NZ herald
  2. Newstalk ZB
  3. ZM
  4. The Hits
  5. Grab one etc…..
The moat exists but it is a very small one, this moat would have been huge during the hay day of print newspaper readership.
So what has happened here ? Internet….
Print newspaper is virtually dead, newspapers all around the world are struggling to make money as subscribers dwindle.
Due to the drop in readership, less and less ads are placed in the newspaper hence lower revenue.
All the eye balls have moved to “ Social Media”, that’s where the ads are now a days.
The only saving light I can see is Grab One, the popular coupon site in NZ. I do believe this will provide a strong source of revenue to the company but I am not sure if this can offset the losses in the other divisions.

The New Zealand Refining Company Limited (NZE: NZR)

Refining NZ is New Zealand’s only oil refinery and the leading supplier of refined petroleum products to the New Zealand market, including petrol, diesel, aviation fuel and other products As a critical piece of national energy infrastructure, Refining NZ is responsible for supplying:
Moat exists because this is the only oil refinery in New Zealand, It also suppliers around 85% of NZ’s aviation fuel.
I believe the number of travelers to New Zealand will only increase, Provide refining NZ a solid moat, however as electric cars are bound to make in roads in New Zealand, the demand for petrol and diesel will gradually decrease.
So we need to keep an eye out on the financial performance on an annual basis to make sure the business can still maintain the moat.

Port of Tauranga Limited (NS) (NZE: POT)

The Port of Tauranga Located Tauranga (about 200 km away from Auckland) is the largest port in New Zealand in terms of total cargo volume, and the second largest in terms of container throughput.
Total exports:
📷
Total Exports from POT
As you can see the number of tonnes being exported from port of Tauranga is increasing.
Total imports:
📷
Total Imports from POT
As you can see the number of tonnes being imported from port of Tauranga is increasing as well.
I see this trend continuing as the demand for NZ products especially in emerging markets increases and demand for imports increases as NZ population continues to grow.
So the Moat around POT should be in tact for many years to come.

Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited (NZE: RBD)

Restaurant Brands operates the New Zealand franchises for KFC, Pizza Hut and Carl's Jr. It also operate a KFC franchise in New South Wales, Australia and Taco Bell and Pizza Hut franchise in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan.
As of October 2018, Restaurant Brands has 261 stores: 94 KFC New Zealand, 61 KFC Australia 29 Pizza Hut New Zealand, 18 Carl's Jr., 36 Taco Bell Hawaii and 45 Pizza Hut Hawaii stores. It employs nearly 8,000 staff across New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii and serves 120,000 customers worldwide every day. Since RBD operates the NZ franchises for KFC, Pizza Hut and Carl’s Jr and if you wanted to be a franchisee in NZ then you would have to go through them , this gives RBD an economic moat.
Will the moat shrink in the near future ?
I think the moat will certainly shrink, this is due to the fact that many people are moving away from processed foods to more organic and more healthier options, this will cause sales in fast foods such as KFC, Pizza hut etc to shrink, which in turn means less new franchises opening up. There might even be closures around the corner. So I see the moat being broken pretty soon in the years to come.

SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited (NS) (NZE: SKC)

SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited is New Zealand’s largest tourism, leisure and entertainment company. It is one of three major publicly listed casino operators in Australasia.
It has entertainment complexes in:
  1. Auckland
  2. Hamilton
  3. Queenstown
  4. Adelaide
  5. Darwin
SkyCity also owns one of Auckland’s best know attractions “Sky Tower”. Although the revenue generated from sky tower to the overall business is small, it is still a jewel in the sky city crown.
Will the moat shrink in the near future ?
Considering SKC is New Zealand’s largest tourism, leisure and entertainment company, it has all the basis covered for tourists that enter into NZ. It also has large convention centers where numerous conferences are held, I don’t see the moat shrinking any time soon. As they in casino lingo “ House always wins”.

South Port New Zealand Limited (NS) ( NZE: SPN)

SPN is the southern most commercial port in NZ located at Bluff. It is situated in the highly productive province of Southland which is responsible for producing a sizeable proportion of New Zealand’s total exports by value. The region’s major exporters are all situated within 80km of the port.
All the moat characteristics explained for Port of Tauranga (POT) exist here as well.

Trade Me Group Limited (NZE: TME)

Trade me is the largest internet auction website in NZ. It has Trade me property, motors, jobs etc.
Trade me had held a monopoly on internet auctions for quite some time in NZ, but it’s moat has been slowly eroding away, how ?
Trade me jobs is competing against Seek, LinkedIn
Trade me property is competing against realestate.co.nz, oneroof etc.
Trade me market place is competing against Facebook marketplace.
Looking at all the competitions trade me is facing it seems quite difficult to hold down the moat in the future.

Vector Limited (NZE: VCT)

Vector is New Zealand's largest distributor of electricity and gas, owning and operating networks which span the Auckland region.This distribution system gives Vector an economic moat.
Vector has been involved in electrification projects - charging stations for electric cars, which I think is great for future growth. As number of electric cars increase, there will definitely be a need for more and more charging stations which vector can deliver. The moat seems to be very much intact.
submitted by NakkiGN to NZXStockMarket [link] [comments]

What A Day: Cain, Unable by Brian Beutler, Priyanka Aribindi & Crooked Media (04/12/19)

"I'm not in favor of a gold standard" "I like the idea going to a gold standard"—Stephen Moore, the Trump Federal Reserve nominee Senate Republicans like

Mango, Unchained

President Trump has escalated his war against the rule of law in the past several weeks, and the few constraints that had contained him until recently appear to be failing.
The most stunning and racist abuse the Trump administration has contemplated since the election is a plan to round up unauthorized immigrants and offload them into “sanctuary cities,” which have instituted policies designed to limit cooperation with or involvement in federal immigration enforcement. Trump, along with his white-nationalist adviser Stephen Miller, reportedly hoped to target House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district, to exact revenge against her and gain leverage over House Democrats in legislative fights.
Their view of immigrants as pawns who might wreak havoc on political enemies in liberal cities and states would be demented enough, if it weren’t also illegal—so illegal that lawyers for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement “rejected the idea as inappropriate and rebuffed the administration.” Yep: Too abusive for ICE.
Unnamed White House sources attempted to downplay the extent of the administration’s interest in this plan, only for Trump to discredit them by acknowledging publicly that the plan remains under consideration.
Trump also would like the military to build and operate migrant detention camps, prompting his national security team to contemplate an end-run around the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits military service members from enforcing domestic laws. He reportedly encouraged his incoming acting Department of Homeland Security secretary to defy the law and a court order requiring him to admit asylum seekers by promising to pardon him should a judge order him jailed.
The backdrop for this surge of lawlessness is the arrival of Attorney General William Barr, who has, explicitly or otherwise, left Trump with the impression that the Justice Department will help him subvert the rule of law. Barr usurped Congress’s proper role to assert Trump’s innocence of obstruction of justice, while concealing the evidence in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. He endorsed the right-wing conspiracy theory that senior FBI officials “spied” on the Trump campaign, and has promised to consider punitive action against them. And he will now repurpose the DOJ to cover for the administration as it violates the law requiring the Treasury Department to turn Trump’s tax returns over to Congress. Worst of all, he made us kind of miss Jeff Sessions.
Trump has cheered all of it. With Barr’s help, and with a near iron-clad assurance from Congress that he won’t be impeached, Trump can finally set about building the autocracy he’s always wanted. Read

Under the Radar

Georgetown students have voted overwhelmingly in favor of paying reparations to the descendants of 272 slaves the university sold in the 1850s to keep the school afloat financially. If the university’s board of directors approves the measure, each undergraduate student will be assessed a $27.20 fee every semester, which will generate an estimated $380,000 each year. The students held the referendum amid a debate among Democratic presidential primary candidates about whether the government should pay reparations as means of restitution and to shrink the racial wealth gap.

What Else

President Trump’s order prohibiting transgender military service took effect today, ending the careers of an estimated 13,700 American service members. Under the ban, the military now can discharge or bar anyone who won’t serve in the gender they were assigned at birth, or who is undergoing hormone therapy or other gender-confirmation procedures. A truly evil thing to do to people who volunteered to make the ultimate sacrifice for this country.
Herman Cain is expected to withdraw from consideration for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors after several Republican senators announced their opposition to him on the basis of the sexual assault allegations that ended his 2012 presidential candidacy. The fact that he is a partisan hack and a crank is still cool with them, apparently, which is why Stephen Moore’s nomination has been smooth sailing.
Sudan’s military has announced it would suspend the country’s Constitution for a two-year transition period, in the aftermath of the coup that deposed President Omar al-Bashir.
All of the money raised for a Trump inaugural ball at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, including from foreign companies and donors with foreign ties, flowed without record keeping into a mysterious bank account, despite legal requirements to report all contributions.
The city of Chicago has sued Jussie Smollett after he refused to pay over $130,000 to cover the cost of overtime the city’s police department racked up investigating the hate crime Smollett allegedly staged. Kim Foxx, the state’s attorney who dropped all charges against Smollett, has also asked the Cook County Inspector General to investigate her office’s handling of the case.
The Republicans’ trillion dollar corporate tax cut doubled the number of companies that paid $0 in federal income taxes from 30 to 60 over the course of one year. Shout out to the person on Elizabeth Warren’s campaign who scheduled her corporate-profit tax rollout this week, your timing is impeccable.
Disney has unveiled its long-awaited streaming service Disney Plus, which will feature Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Marvel films, and debut 10 original films and 25 original series in year one alone. It’s also $2 cheaper a month than Netflix, and has slashed Netflix’s market value by $8 billion. From Priyanka: Who wants to go halfsies???

What A Sponsor!

Stressed? Anxious? Can't sleep? Same. Enter Moon Pod, the bean bag you never knew you needed. We reinvented the bean bag to provide a full body, weightless experience mimicking floatation therapy to help you relax. Take a 5 minute break and chill out on a Moon Pod for stress and anxiety relief.
On Moon Pod you don't sink, you float. See for yourself with $25 off and free shipping with exclusive code CROOKED. Hurry, ends 4/19.

You've Gotta Be Fucking Kidding Me

At the urging of anti-abortion activists, the White House will screen Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killera crowdfunded film about a Philadelphia abortion doctor who was convicted in 2013 of performing illegal late-term abortions and of the first-degree murder of three infants. Who’s up for date night at the White House?!
This isn’t the only anti-abortion propaganda film the White House has publicly endorsed. Last month, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted his support for Unplanned—the story of a former Planned Parenthood staffer-turned-anti-abortion activist that falsely suggests abortions are unsafe, and characterizes Planned Parenthood as a manipulative and money-hungry organization.

Is That Hope I Feel?

New Hampshire’s House and Senate have voted to repeal the death penalty with veto-proof majorities, setting the state up to outlaw capital punishment, over the objections of its Republican governor. Twenty other states and Washington, DC, that have already abolished capital punishment, and bills to repeal or limit it have been introduced in 18 states this year.

Enjoy

Chandler Dean on Twitter: "All right people, I know this is basic but someone had to do it, I now present: THE 2020 CANDIDATES AS AVENGERS: A THREAD"
submitted by kittehgoesmeow to FriendsofthePod [link] [comments]

Any update on that FBI raid on the Saipan Casino?

IN April 2017 there were FBI raids on casinos run by Trump associates...what ever happened with that?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/business/saipan-casino-illegal-chinese-workers-trump.html
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-30/fbi-agents-visit-office-of-saipan-casino-run-by-trump-protege
submitted by SuccessfulOperation to Keep_Track [link] [comments]

China, money laundering, Imperial Pacific Casino, James Woolsey, & Saipan

There is a sketchy casino on the edge of the America with some strange happenings. From the Bloomberg Article below:
"Its board members include James Woolsey, who ran the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the early 1990s and was among national-security advisers to Trump’s presidential campaign. Former FBI director Louis Freeh and Ed Rendell, a former Pennsylvania governor and Democratic National Committee chairman, sit on an advisory committee, as does Haley Barbour, the ex-Mississippi governor and Republican National Committee chairman who’s now a prominent lobbyist.":
https://www.saipantribune.com/index.php/ex-cia-director-named-imperial-pacifics-new-advisory-committee/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-30/fbi-agents-visit-office-of-saipan-casino-run-by-trump-protege
A year later after Woolsey takes position on the advisory board, , this superstar casino in the middle of nowhere gets investigated for illegal labor practices
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/business/saipan-casino-illegal-chinese-workers-trump.html
Have you ever seen a hotel this nice? Island population is 2,500, keep in mind. Clean Chinese money?
http://www.imperialpacific.com/en/ip-resort-hotel-saipan
Remember back in the 1990s when Saipan was USA's sweatshop? "Made in America", but in third world conditions through legalese:
https://www.nytimes.com/1993/07/18/world/made-usa-hard-labor-pacific-island-special-report-saipan-sweatshops-are-no.html
Who ran the CIA at the time? James Woolsey.
The Tan family of CMNI fame also donated to the Hillary Clinton in 2006. The Tan family apparently ran some sweatshops too. In my opinion. Not sure what the significance is, but it looks like if HRC won, Tans can keep business as usual?
http://thehill.com/5552-hillary-clinton-and-the-sweatshop-tycoon-of-saipan
Some opinions & thoughts on this. Saipan is obviously a major money laundering center that does not have the same visa restrictions on China as other US territories in my opinion. A shit ton of money makes its way out of China, through Hong Kong and Macao by rich Chinese aka ChiCom bootlickers and is laundered by this hotel in my opinion. That's one reason why Macau had to exercise capital controls last year. Ex CIA director oversees the operation from afar and makes sure it runs smoothly. A year later, it's investigated for illegal labor practices. Now this kind of thing is common on Saipan (they are not beholden to US labor laws). However, many Chinese "workers" (aka forced money mules, maybe prisoners or otherwise) were accidentally killed while constructing the casino and are apparently buried right where they fell. Is this a way to kill witnesses without any accountability? There was an FBI raid last year. What were the results of that ? Saipan has gotten in trouble before with labor disputes, but this seems a bit convenient. Saipan is also the capital of Birth Tourism & considering Chinese don't need a visa to visit, serves as a bargaining chip. Haul over the Chinese money and get backdoor US citizenship in return, or just get killed in a "labor accident" and never be heard from again. Either is possible, depending on who you are.
Does anybody have any thoughts about this? Is it just an innocuous casino in the middle of the Pacific that just happens to be "advised" by ex-CIA, with such close ties to China and The Swamp, and as very few regulations and oversight. Just something I noticed I wanted to mention. In my opinion. Does anybody else find this a bit odd?
tldr: shady casino in middle of pacific "advised" by ex-CIA with ties to China & The Swamp.
submitted by Jappleseed2017 to conspiracy [link] [comments]

Chinese firm Gionee officially files for bankruptcy: Report

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 62%. (I'm a bot)
In yet another Chinese smartphone company going bust, a second-tier Chinese smartphone maker Gionee, which owes 20.2 billion Chinese Yuan to 648 creditors, has officially filed for bankruptcy.
According to media reports on Thursday, a court in Shenzhen has accepted the Gionee application for liquidation bankruptcy.
A report in The South China Morning Post last month said that the founder of Shenzhen-based Gionee admitted he may have used company assets to gamble at a Hong Kong-listed casino in Saipan.
In India, after running domestic operations for almost five years, Gionee India's CEO and Managing Director Arvind Vohra stepped down in August 2017.
Ending a brief hiatus amid restructuring plans in India, Chinese smartphone maker Gionee in April launched two smartphones.
Gionee is the second company after Chinese conglomerate LeEco that shut operations in India last year after financial crisis hit it hard.
Summary Source | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Gionee#1 India#2 year#3 Yuan#4 billion#5
Post found in /news.
NOTICE: This thread is for discussing the submission topic. Please do not discuss the concept of the autotldr bot here.
submitted by autotldr to autotldr [link] [comments]

No gambling, sex please: China widens crackdown on overseas deals

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 67%. (I'm a bot)
SHANGHAI - A recent crackdown by China on overseas investments has been assumed to be mainly focused on high-profile acquisitions of things like hotels and football teams around the world.
The statement did not elaborate on what it meant by the sex and gambling industries, but Chinese businesses have been prolific builders of casinos in countries such as Laos and on the Pacific island of Saipan that are popular with Chinese gamblers.
Although Beijing began its crackdown on what it calls "Irrational" overseas investment at the end of 2016 by tightening control on capital outflows, it had not issued official rules until Friday.
The new rules and heightened scrutiny surrounding foreign investment in China "Adds another layer of uncertainty and complexity to Chinese deals," said Tony Balloon, a partner in law firm Alston & Bird.
"There are profound changes taking place in China and abroad that offer good opportunities for Chinese firms to undertake overseas investment but also carry many risks and challenges," the State Council said in the statement.
The three companies have been among corporations whose overseas deal-making have been hit by Beijing's crackdown.
Summary Source | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Chinese#1 Investment#2 company#3 overseas#4 such#5
Post found in /worldnews.
NOTICE: This thread is for discussing the submission topic. Please do not discuss the concept of the autotldr bot here.
submitted by autotldr to autotldr [link] [comments]

Week 20: Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.

  1. Four weeks have passed since Trump’s tweet accusing Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. He has yet to offer any evidence or apologize.
  2. The Sunday Times reported that during Merkel’s visit to the WH, Trump handed her a £300bn invoice for money he falsely claimed Germany owed to NATO.
  3. On Sunday, Trump announced that Kushner would lead a newly formed White House Office of American Innovation, giving him broad authority over federal bureaucracy. Kushner already has a significant portfolio.
  4. On Monday, NYT reported that the Senate Intelligence Committee will question Kushner about two meetings he arranged with Kislyak during the transition.
  5. Kushner will also be questioned on a previously unreported meeting with Sergey Gorkov, the head of Russia’s state-owned development bank, Vnesheconombank (VEB). Gorkov is former KGB, and was appointed by Putin to run VEB, a bank under US sanctions for three years.
  6. Kushner and VEB gave different public accounts of why they met.
  7. VEB paid the legal bill as a secret “third party” for their employee, Evgeny Buryakov, at his trial for spying in the US for Russian Intelligence.
  8. Kushner arrived for a ski vacation in Aspen on the same day as Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, one of Putin’s closest confidants. Abramovich’s wife is also friends with Ivanka.
  9. China’s Anbang walked away from the planned purchase of 666 Fifth Avenue, which would have netted Kushner $400mm — a sign that the Chinese government is uncertain of the Trump regime’s longevity.
  10. Changing course, Ivanka will become a federal employee. In her new role of Assistant to the President, the highest staff title, Ivanka will have the same rank as McMaster.
  11. In January, Trump attorneys had said Ivanka would resign from her business positions. She is still listed as CEO of a NY based business.
  12. Ethics filings released on Friday showed that Ivanka and Kushner, despite their new roles, will remain as beneficiaries of real estate and investment businesses worth about $741mm.
  13. Ivanka will also maintain her stake in the controversial Trump Hotel DC, which netted her between $1–5mm from January 2016-March 2017, and value her stake between $5–25mm.
  14. Ethics filings also revealed that Bannon earned $917k in the past 12 months, more than half of which comes from Mercer related entities.
  15. Trump again took credit for jobs created before he took office: this time a $1.2bn investment by Ford that was planned in 2015. Per WAPO tracking, so far Trump has taken credit for jobs created before he took office 11 times.
  16. Trump’s anti-immigrant policies are scaring eligible families away from safety net programs like SNAP, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and free school lunches.
  17. ICE arrested five Green Card applicants in Lawrence, MA when they showed up for their scheduled appointments at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office. All are scheduled to be deported.
  18. A federal judge in Hawaii extended the order blocking Trump’s second Muslim Ban.
  19. Trump has been named in more than 50 lawsuits filed by individuals, arising from his Muslim Bans.
  20. Trump signed an EO which legalizes discrimination against LGBTQ federal employees.
  21. Trump excluded LGBTQ people from the US Census, removing categories for “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”
  22. At a WH women’s event, Trump said “If I weren’t president, [women’s empowerment] would be a very scary statement. We can’t compete!” He also asked the crowd is they knew about Susan B. Anthony.
  23. Trump’s lawyer said the Zervos sexual harassment-related lawsuit, suing Trump for defamation, should be put on hold because it will “distract the president from his duties.”
  24. On the back of the failed Yemen raid and the Mosul bombing that left 200 civilians dead, Trump declared Somalia a war zone, lifting Obama’s civilian protection rules for airstrikes.
  25. WAPO reported a growing sense of panic and mistrust among civilians in Iraq and Syria amidst a record number of casualties by US-led airstrikes.
  26. NBC reported that 40% of US colleges reported a drop in international student applications because of Trump’s policies like the Muslim Ban. Foreign students generate $32bn in revenue and 400k jobs.
  27. Trump approval hit a new low at Gallup: 35% approve, 59% disapprove. Ratings this week are the lowest ever for a new president.
  28. Trump will not throw the ceremonial first pitch in the Nationals opening day, making him the second since Taft in 1910 not to do so.
  29. USA Today reported Trump and his companies have been linked to at least 10 former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to organized crime or money laundering.
  30. WNYC reported three all-cash real estate purchases by Manafort in New York. One purchase was for $10mm at Trump Tower in 2006 — the same time Manafort entered a $10mm contract with a pro-Putin Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, to help strategize on influencing US elections.
  31. Deripaska took out quarter page advertisements in the WAPO and WSJ denouncing the AP story, and offering to testify to Congress.
  32. On Monday, Nunes unilaterally cancelled all scheduled hearings and meetings for the week. He refused to share his source for the leaks.
  33. On Tuesday, WAPO reported that the Trump regime tried to block Sally Yates from testifying at the House hearing.
  34. WAPO also reported that both Yates and Brennan had made clear that parts of their testimony contradict statements made by the WH.
  35. On Thursday, NYT identified two WH officials, Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Michael Ellis, as the ones who gave Nunes intelligence reports. Ellis formerly worked for Nunes, and Cohen was brought in by Flynn and kept on by Trump/Bannon/Kushner despite McMasters’ desire to fire him.
  36. WAPO identified a third WH source involved in leaking information to Nunes: John Eisenberg, top lawyer for the National Security Council, on which Bannon sits. E Randol Schoenberg uncovered that Ezra Cohen-Watnick’s wife Rebecca Miller did PR for Putin.
  37. Barton Gellman raised the specter of unchartered territory — that these leaks could indicate that the Trump WH is spying on the FBI.
  38. On Friday, Schiff met with Trump and was given the materials. In a statement, Schiff said nothing he had seen warranted a departure from normal review procedures. He also questioned why senior WH staff leaked to Nunes, who then shared the info back with Trump’s WH.
  39. CREW and Democracy 21 requested an OCE inquiry into whether Nunes violated House ethics rules.
  40. Robert Wasinger, a former Trump campaign official, transition team staffer and Trump appointee became the second staffer to leave without signing an ethics pledge. Wasinger is now working as a lobbyist.
  41. ProPublica reported the Trump regime is refusing to respond to inquiry letters from Congressional Democrats, including the letters sent by Senate Democrats to Wilbur Ross in Week 18.
  42. The man behind the #Calexit Campaign — an effort to break California from the rest of the country — splits his time between living in San Diego and Russia, and has ties to a group reportedly backed by the Kremlin.
  43. BBC verified a key claim in Steele’s dossier — a Russian diplomat named Kalugin (misspelled in the dossier as “Kulagin”), who was head of the embassy’s economic section in Washington, was a spy.
  44. BBC also confirmed contact between the Trump campaign and Russia, including sharing of voter rolls in key states like MI and PA. The identity of ‘Source D’ in the Steele dossier, source of the most salacious details, was confirmed to be Belarusian American businessman Sergei Millian, who also had ties to Trump campaign officials.
  45. The FBI raided an obscure casino in Saipan run by a Trump protege, which has attracted attention over its huge revenue and cash flows. Board members include Trump transition team member Woolsey.
  46. On Thursday, Flynn’s lawyer said he had offered his testimony to the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees in exchange for immunity. Per his lawyer, Robert Kelner, so far there are no takers.
  47. The next morning, Trump tweeted that Flynn should ask for immunity in this “witch hunt.”
  48. Robert Kelner tweeted on November 12, 2016, “A prediction: Donald Trump will make novel and unusual use of the President’s pardon power. An under-utilized tool of political power.”
  49. Jeremy Bash, an ex-intel official, said Flynn could only get immunity if he could deliver evidence against someone higher up the chain: Trump.
  50. A federal judge approved the $25mm Trump University settlement for defrauding more than 6,000 students, and with all the news, no one really noticed.
  51. NBC reported that the Obama administration was so concerned that Trump would destroy documents related to the Russia probe, that they created a list with serial numbers and hand delivered it to all members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
  52. At a press conference before Senate Intelligence Committee hearings, Burr said Russia hired more than 1,000 hackers to create fake, anti-Hillary news. Warner added that Russia targeted key swing states, including MI, PA and WI.
  53. The Senate Intelligence Committee held its first day of hearings on Thursday. All experts who testified concurred on Russia’s involvement.
  54. Former special agent Clint Watts testified that one of reason Russia’s attacks were so successful is Trump and his team amplified and seemingly coordinated with propaganda coming out of Russia.
  55. As proof that Russia wasn’t only aiming to hurt Hillary, but rather to buoy Trump, Watts testified that Russia interfered in the Republican primary to undermine candidates, including Rubio. Rubio shared at the hearing that during his presidential campaign, his staff had a hack attempts from Russian IPs. Also, this week a second attempt was made to hack his former members of his campaign staff.
  56. CBS reported the FBI is probing whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Intelligence to carry out cyberattacks on the DNC and other targets in 2016
  57. Trump’s personal lawyer of more than 15 years, was named lead attorney for Sberbank, a Russian bank which is majority owned by the Russian government. Sberbank faces charges in US federal court for racketeering.
  58. WAPO reported that nearly one out of every three days while in office, Trump has visited a Trump branded property.
  59. The Center for Public Integrity noted that Wilbur Ross, while charged with Trump’s trade policy, maintains a stake in a shipping company that flies the Chinese flag, and visits Iran and Russia.
  60. Trump insider Rudy Giuliani is defending an alleged Iranian money launderer. Giuliani did not notify the court of his role, as is generally required. He also visited Turkey to discuss the case with Erdogan. The case it being heard in the Southern District of NY (formerly Bharara).
  61. In a letter to the federal judge on Friday, the federal prosecutor on the case disclosed that Giuliani tried to go around him, and cut a deal between the Turkish and U.S. governments.
  62. Senate Democrats called for an ethics probe of Mnuchin for promoting a movie he produced during a public interview on March 24th. Mnuchin said Friday it was not his intention to promote the movie.
  63. ProPublica reported that while in Congress in 2016, HHS Price bought stocks in 6 pharmaceutical companies, then used his connections to help scuttle a rule that would have hurt the companies’ profit.
  64. The Oklahoma Bar launched an investigation into whether Pruitt lied under oath in his testimony during his Senate confirmation hearing by saying while AG he only used his professional email for AG business.
  65. The State Department has gone dark. Since the IJR interview of Tillerson in which he signaled regret over taking SoS, both John Bolton and Condoleezza Rice have been invited to the WH by Trump.
  66. WAPO reported that many career diplomats in the State Department have been instructed not to speak to Tillerson directly, or to make eye contact.
  67. Senators in the House Armed Services oversight subcommittee urged Trump to fill Pentagon positions to “ensure that the American people know about and have a means to address instances of waste, fraud and abuse in their government.” Only one position has been filled (Mattis). Bannon and Kushner have blocked other picks.
  68. Trump friend and insider Carl Icahn, stands to significantly benefit from several of Trump’s policies, including a regulation that if put in place will save CVR Energy, of which Icahn owns 82%, $206mm per year.
  69. Newsweek reported that Comey wanted to go public in July with information on Russia’s campaign to influence the election, but in a meeting with Kerry, Lynch, Johnson and Rice, was told not to proceed.
  70. When asked by a reporter about Flynn during an EO signing ceremony, Trump walked out of the room without signing the orders.
  71. NPR reported that Trump has started to employ “Whataboutism” — a Russian propaganda tactic commonly used by Putin. When criticized, Trump will say someone else is worse.
https://twitter.com/Amy_Siskind/status/848653574540333056
submitted by 1000000students to TheConstitution [link] [comments]

Daily Censorship Report

The CensorshipBot was notified that the following posts from the Hot 50 in each subreddit were censored by moderators or admins on
The start of this result set started on 2017-03-30 19:05:07.900-05:00. Please comment below if you have any questions or discussion points about this dataset. Weekly reports will have considerably more information about data analytics and machine learning.
Subreddit # Posts Censored
AskReddit 14
funny 21
todayilearned 14
science 42
worldnews 46
pics 84
IAmA 10
gaming 12
videos 19
movies 49
Music 10
aww 12
gifs 28
explainlikeimfive 175
askscience 6
EarthPorn 17
books 26
television 17
LifeProTips 43
mildlyinteresting 31
DIY 28
space 36
sports 16
tifu 31
Jokes 10
history 2
food 12
nottheonion 79
photoshopbattles 27
Futurology 16
Documentaries 8
personalfinance 10
UpliftingNews 6
listentothis 76
philosophy 13
OldSchoolCool 3
Art 8
creepy 3
nosleep 17
TwoXChromosomes 10
Fitness 88
technology 10
WTF 63
bestof 8
AdviceAnimals 3
politics 17
atheism 11
europe 12
woahdude 17
gonewild 12
leagueoflegends 17
trees 10
interestingasfuck 1
BlackPeopleTwitter 44
gameofthrones 22
Overwatch 7
Games 14
Posts that were censored that had greater than 1000 upvotes.
AskReddit
Wedding Planners: What made you say "This one's not even going to last a year..."?(4990 upvotes)
funny
Finally, the muslims are allowing women to drive(7944 upvotes)
So they DO check the signatures.(6080 upvotes)
It shows initiative...(2196 upvotes)
You can tell when the girls had a sleepover(1839 upvotes)
From the sharks perspective(1555 upvotes)
Savage Wendy's Twitter Roasts McDonald's New Claim!(1289 upvotes)
Vegans are monsters.(1288 upvotes)
todayilearned
TIL a scientist got a call from his dad saying that the wetlands they used to visit together were extremely polluted and would disappear. He went back and created a recovery project. Paying 90% of expenses by himself he started to clean the lake, and 3 years later thousands of birds had returned.(59054 upvotes)
TIL In Medieval Times, red hair was associated with moral degradation and promiscuity. Redheads were regarded as werewolves, vampires and witches. The Spanish Inquisition singled them out for persecution, believing their hair to be a sure sign that they stole the fires of hell(28490 upvotes)
TIL Judy Garland was put on a diet while filming The Wizard of Oz. The diet consisted of chicken soup, coffee and 80 cigarettes a day. She was 16 years old.(2885 upvotes)
TIL of The Thing - a listening device in a carving of the Great Seal of the United States. A gift from the USSR to the US, it hung in the embassy for 7 years. It contained no electronics and would activate when a radio signal of the correct frequency was transmitted to it.(2415 upvotes)
TIL nearly 45% of recent college graduates are working in jobs which did not require a college degree(1009 upvotes)
science
Scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky, or earthy flavours, an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry.(30397 upvotes)
AGU AMA: I’m Admiral Jon White, President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, here to talk about why the ocean matters to everyone and how ocean science makes our country stronger, safer, and more secure. Ask Me Anything!(10168 upvotes)
Opioid mortality drop 23% in states with medical cannabis laws(3357 upvotes)
Without artificial light humans wakeup at dawn. When wake-times are enforced by social constraints, such as work or school, artificial light induces a mismatch between sleep timing and circadian rhythmicity (‘social jet-lag’). Reducing evening light consumption ameliorates this social jet-lag.(2283 upvotes)
Melting of the glaciers and ice caps that dot the edges of the Greenland coast has passed a tipping point, and researchers believe the lost ice can not be regrown.(1621 upvotes)
worldnews
Michael Flynn's request for immunity in Trump-Russia probe 'rejected by Senate Intelligence Committee'(32040 upvotes)
pics
Green Car Parking only.(78501 upvotes)
My little brother just became the most prolific braille reader in school history...he doubled the next best reader.(68687 upvotes)
Bonsai cherry tree(7415 upvotes)
Spotted in Mexico(5310 upvotes)
I'm a single dad and I recently hired a nanny. This is how I'm spending my first free night in a long time. Eating Thai take out in my truck in a Kohl's parking lot. Pandora on, a light rain fall... I'm in heaven.(4432 upvotes)
What a great dad.(4405 upvotes)
SpaceX just landed their re-used Falcon 9 rocket on a ship in the ocean.(1716 upvotes)
gaming
If you rate games before they release, you're part of the problem.(11982 upvotes)
Saw this in funny, thought I should put it where it belongs(2443 upvotes)
videos
I made a new type of third brake-light a few years ago. It's not doing any good being hidden from the world, so here goes...(9687 upvotes)
Every Mumford and Sons Song Basically(3276 upvotes)
Cyclist tries to steal bikers keys, Instantly regrets it(2332 upvotes)
YOUTUBE 911! "Boogie2988" [Internet Comment Etiquette](1595 upvotes)
movies
Jeremy Renner passes on MI:6 to appear in Ant Man and The Wasp(32137 upvotes)
aww
My mom goes out of her way everyday to make one of these cards for my 8 year old sister. I feel like she isn't appreciated as much as she should be, but I wanted to share to you guys some of my favorites!(24325 upvotes)
Black Murder Floof(15499 upvotes)
Good girl ate The Bee(5701 upvotes)
But how can this even be real?(2683 upvotes)
gifs
Like a glove(35531 upvotes)
Till it goes click.(2861 upvotes)
Underwater portal(1666 upvotes)
explainlikeimfive
ELI5: Why is, let's say 50 dollars written like $50 and not 50$?(1966 upvotes)
ELI5: Why do rural communities consistently vote conservative?(1092 upvotes)
LifeProTips
LPT: If you want to start doing cardio and have the option of an elliptical or a stationary bike, find a Netflix show you've been wanting to watch and make it a goal to only watch it during when doing cardio.(8443 upvotes)
LPT: Unlike motivation, discipline does not require that you enjoy the task. When you really cannot find motivation for a task, do it with discipline. You'll save energy on trying to make yourself enjoy the task.(7683 upvotes)
LPT: Be skeptical of anything you read on the internet for the next 36 or so hours.(2220 upvotes)
LPT: Call somebody by the name they introduce themselves as. Unintentionally or not, it can be rude to take it upon yourself to shorten or alter an aspect of their personal identity.(1998 upvotes)
LPT: Learn CPR. If I hadn't previously taken a CPR class, my dad would've died yesterday.(1582 upvotes)
LPT Don't get caught up in making fun of people who are self deprecating, they usually aren't self deprecating because they don't mind being made fun of, but because they want to make fun of themselves before anyone else does(1393 upvotes)
mildlyinteresting
Stitches in my eye following a corneal transplant.(36931 upvotes)
This pill was larger than advertised.(12690 upvotes)
My Uncrustable has crust on it(8940 upvotes)
Water bottle before compressed air is added(1552 upvotes)
I heard the ice cream truck coming down the road, and it turned out to be an ice cream motorcycle.(1092 upvotes)
space
SpaceX on Twitter: "Falcon 9 first stage has landed on Of Course I Still Love You — world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket."(48333 upvotes)
tifu
TIFU by introducing myself to my new neighbors and accidentally making international news(7790 upvotes)
food
[I ate] Nachos Home Made!(4372 upvotes)
My boyfriend went on a stag weekend so i made myself steak [homemade](3397 upvotes)
[I ate] the mightiest sandwich. Corned beef reuben on top. Pastrami reuben on the bottom. BLT in the middle.(1883 upvotes)
nottheonion
Britain's oldest man turns 109 years old today but refuses birthday card from Queen because she looks 'miserable'(15262 upvotes)
Former 'Power Rangers' TV Actor Sentenced for Sword Stabbing Death of Roommate(1541 upvotes)
UpliftingNews
Florida Manatee being removed from the endangered species list.(12474 upvotes)
creepy
Inspired by Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, this was the only drawing I was ever proud of(9232 upvotes)
technology
FBI director James Comey's secret Twitter account may have been found(1187 upvotes)
WTF
Woman films and leaves her maid to fall from the 7th floor(15791 upvotes)
My toenail has been like this for a few years(2020 upvotes)
Finally. A bathing suit that looks terrible on every body.(1431 upvotes)
AdviceAnimals
It's that time of year(1704 upvotes)
Trump's got it figured out(1498 upvotes)
politics
Flynn offers to testify on Russia ties in exchange for immunity(25692 upvotes)
In 2016, then-candidate Trump asked his crowds, “If you're not guilty of a crime, what do you need immunity for?"(4107 upvotes)
The Prince of Oversight: Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz chairs the House’s watchdog committee. But critics charge he’d rather overlook the Trump administration’s infractions than look into them.(3556 upvotes)
FBI Agents Visit Office of Saipan Casino Run by Trump Protege(2739 upvotes)
Stephen Colbert Mocks Donald Trump Over ‘Bring Your Daughter To Govern Day’(1248 upvotes)
Fake news wrongly says Ken Starr died in plane crash on way to testify against Hillary Clinton(1135 upvotes)
Former FBI agent tells Senate that Russia is secretly tweeting at Trump (includes video)(1051 upvotes)
leagueoflegends
Can Kalista get a range indicator for her Rend like Twitch has for his E?(2433 upvotes)
trees
This bong hat tripped me up(1074 upvotes)
Awe yeeeeee... My favorite stoner comic of all time [7](1017 upvotes)
BlackPeopleTwitter
So a fight broke out at our school today(11861 upvotes)
Wonderwall(6589 upvotes)
Major ?? ?(2173 upvotes)
Serve justice(2025 upvotes)
ebay or ebony?(1581 upvotes)
Nah, I'm good(1061 upvotes)
gameofthrones
[NO SPOILERS] March Madness: Game of Throne's Style(1947 upvotes)
I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically.
Please visit /CensorshipPrediction if you have any questions or concerns about this bot.
submitted by censorship_ml_bot1 to CensorshipPrediction [link] [comments]

Ads for 2017-03-31 (1 / 2)

Subreddit Title Brand
movies Movie Trivia! What movie was filmed at this location in Winston Oregon area? I drive by it often when I go fishing 🎣. Winston
worldnews Fired Trump aide Michael Flynn 'has a story to tell' - BBC News BBC
AskReddit Have you, or do you know anyone who has, ever won at the McDonald's Monopoly? McDonald's
Jokes TIL Subway employees will be fired if they give a person the wrong sandwich Subway
Jokes A CNN reporter, a BBC reporter, and an Israeli commando are captured by ISIS in Iraq. BBC
mildlyinteresting Prostitutes In Nashville, Tennessee, 🇺🇸 - In September of 1864, The US Army licensed 460 prostitutes in the city after trying to stop the practice. Total population in the US Census of 1860 was 16,988 - 37:1 ratio. Picture is from 1860 via Google Images. Google
mildlyinteresting Prostitutes In Nashville, Tennessee, 🇺🇸 - In September of 1864, The US Army licensed 460 prostitutes in the city after trying to stop the practice. Total population in the US Census of 1860 was 16,988 - 37:1 ratio. Picture is from 1860 via Google Images. Total
OldSchoolCool New York City Beer Parade, 1932 - A large beer keg makes its way down the street during Mayor Jimmie Walker's Beer Parade in 1932. New Yorkers turned out by the thousands to support the legalization of beer in the United States. United
pics A Gizmodo article sleuths out what might be James Comey's secret Twitter profile; their first post is this. Twitter
AskReddit People who've flown Delta first class on a domestic US flight, any tips for a first timer? Delta
gaming Medieval Total War Simplified Total
personalfinance Limiting EE savings bond tax take? EE
mildlyinteresting This Audible Ad Specifically Uses Apple EarPods Apple
pics I'm a single dad and I recently hired a nanny. This is how I'm spending my first free night in a long time. Eating Thai take out in my truck in a Kohl's parking lot. Pandora on, a light rain fall... I'm in heaven. Kohl's
news FBI Agents Visit Office of Saipan Casino Run by Trump Protege Casino
videos Wrinkles the Clown: The Best Clown in Southwest Florida Southwest
Documentaries Launch of Worlds Largest Rocket Delta IV Heavy with NROL 37 2016 Delta
gaming Game suggestions for Xbox One Xbox
news An American Airlines Pilot Died During a Landing American Airlines
worldnews FBI Agents Visit Office of Saipan Casino Run by Trump Protege Casino
worldnews Russia 'tried to hijack US election', says US senator - BBC News BBC
movies Official Discussion: Ghost in the Shell SPOILERS Shell
Showerthoughts Todays Benedict Arnold is the Verizon guy switching to Sprint. Verizon
worldnews The United States' diplomatic policy on Syria for now is no longer focused on making the war-torn country's president, Bashar al-Assad, leave power, the US ambassador to the United Nations has said, in a departure from the Obama administration's stance on Assad's fate. United
LifeProTips To find any product in a store, Google the image first. Google
personalfinance Anyone having issues with Mint updating your PNC accounts? PNC
todayilearned TIL FBI director James Comey most likely has a secretive Twitter account with which he follows The Onion Twitter
aww My dog's Linkedin profile pic Linkedin
Showerthoughts If you live in the United States, your driveway is connected to mine. United
worldnews FBI Visits Office of Saipan Casino Run by Trump Protege Casino
mildlyinteresting My iPhone show Verizon Wireless instead of Verizon nowjust changed out of nowhere Verizon
videos Live Youtube Space 1 Million Subscribers! Youtube
AskReddit If Youporn and Pornhub write your Linkedin profile summary based on your viewing history, what would it read like? Linkedin
pics Wendy's Twitter Burns McDonalds Twitter
explainlikeimfive ELI5: What's the difference between Google having my browsing history/private information versus my ISP having that same info? Google
news Final Apple Park drone footage before April opening Apple
pics An 8,000 lb. piece of glass ready to be installed at the new Apple store in Chicago. Apple
UpliftingNews Portraits of the Great War: Searching for descendants through art - BBC News BBC
funny This guy at the Woolworths checkout in Gladstone after Cyclone Debbie floods store. Zero f*cks given. Woolworths
funny The battle for burger superiority started when Wendy's trolled McDonald's on Twitter McDonald's
Showerthoughts Google, Yahoo and Bing should interchange logos for April Fools Yahoo
movies With Ghost in the Shell releasing this weekend, I thought I'd share a trailer for not only a successful manga adaptation, but some of my favorite films, "the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy" 2012-2014 Shell
AskReddit Why does Pfizer Xanax say "retard" on the box ? Pfizer
mildlyinteresting Perfect Blood Orange Ombre Orange
videos Alien: Covenant - Lego Trailer Lego
worldnews Cyclone Debbie: Deaths feared in Australia flood emergency - BBC News BBC
movies Tom Ford as a director? Ford
AskReddit What is your favourite McDonald's story, hungover,drunk, bad or good? McDonald's
dataisbeautiful Stats about fatal college campus fires in the United States 2000-2015 United
worldnews The Farc rebel rapping for peace - BBC News BBC
pics Dear FedEx driver FedEx
Music The best remix of the Ghost in the Shell Theme? Shell
food Homemade Apple Pie Apple
gaming The future of Playstation Now Playstation
EarthPorn During a quiet New England sunset, the Sky greets the lake...OC 1136 x 640 Sky
videos What's The Future of Playstation Now? Playstation
pics I went to the Newport aquarium in Oregon and say the worlds biggest crab Newport
worldnews China’s Alibaba Pictures Reports $139M Loss for 2016 Alibaba
gaming The future for Playstation Now Playstation
news Aramco Hires JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, HSBC for IPO Roles HSBC
worldnews Teacher suspended over provocative Facebook picture. Facebook
Jokes My friend told me that he was going to buy a bunch of Intel CPUs. Intel
movies Spring Breakers - Drive by with Gucci Mane Gucci
gaming The future of Playstation Now Playstation
movies Seagal Fights Tyson In ‘The China Salesman’! TRAILER Tyson
WritingPrompts WP A middle aged man uses eBay reviews to flirt with sellers in a desperate bid for love. However, he has a very poor grasp of what flirting actually is. eBay
gaming The Future of Playstation Now Playstation
Showerthoughts With three cameras behind the counter and only one on the floor Starbucks clearly trust their customers more than their staff Starbucks
pics Guy gives zero fucks at Woolworths checkout after Cyclone Debbie floods town. Woolworths
nosleep My friend went missing, but she left a Google Doc - Part 3 Google
Showerthoughts If Google wasn't invented, would we just have a Yellow Pages style directory filled with URLs? Google
gaming What's The Future of Playstation Now? Playstation
Documentaries Gravity And Me The Force That Shapes Our Lives 2017 – Amazing BBC Four Documentary With Professor Jim Al-Khalili BBC
funny A visit to Taco Bell is far more purgative than shopping for hardware. Bell
television In a surprise announcement, BBC announces return of The Detectorists starring Mackenzie Crook from The Office BBC
news Great-grandma survives five days in Colorado wilderness - BBC News BBC
AskReddit What are the "Is Pepsi okay" equivalents of other moments in life? Pepsi
gaming What is the future of Playstation Now? Playstation
videos Is it Over? Youtube is LOSING ADVERTISERS. Youtube
funny Crazy promo of Burger King celebrates April Fool's Day with the Whopper Toothpaste "The first toothpaste with active Whopper extracts" Burger King
Documentaries Casino Jack and the United States of Money 2010 The incredible true story of powerful lobbyist Jack Abramoff. And as the documentary goes on, you realize, with increasing horror, just how corrupt Congress is. United
videos Crazy promo of Burger King celebrates April Fool's Day with the Whopper Toothpaste "The first toothpaste with active Whopper extracts" Burger King
movies Ghost In The Shell film might be the most disappointing live-action reboot ever Shell
funny Brazilian Burger King antecipating april fools.. Burger King
worldnews Brexit: EU wants 'divorce bill' settled first - BBC News BBC
mildlyinteresting One of my McDonald's French Fries looks like a stingray McDonald's
mildlyinteresting This Street Lamp Outside Walmart is Green Walmart
Showerthoughts Does the BMW make a terrible driver or are the worst drivers drawn to a BMW? BMW
pics Different view of the CN Tower in Toronto CN
AskReddit People that use Google Plus on daily basis: why? Google
pics Just found out that if you Google "Best Short Film of 2016", my film is number one. Thanks, Google! Google
videos Introducing Google Wind Google
Music Does anyone remember the Chanel V Top 10,000 done in 2010? Chanel
pics Photographed the SpaceX launch with my Canon 800mm f/5.6. These shots were taken from about 3 miles away Canon
AskReddit Have you ever been talking to someone on an online dating site while you're using a pseudonym, but somehow they find your Facebook and tell you that if you're going to catfish that you should use pictures of someone that's actually attractive, but it's actually just you? Facebook
Showerthoughts Xbox and PS4 exclusives is the gaming equivalent of segregation, just because you have a white PS4, you get Destiny 2 for a year before black Xbox one owners Xbox
funny The annoying Orange strikes again! Orange
explainlikeimfive ELI5: If Microsoft has the most info on Malware/Viruses/Spyware - why is Windows Defender not the best at its job? Microsoft
funny On Google Maps today Google
worldnews Why Russian attacks work, explained to US Sentate Intel Panel. This is important. Watch it. Don't let the trolls down vote it. Intel
WritingPrompts EUEU The Fast and Furious franchise is running out of ideas. Cue a poster with Van Diesel and Dwayne Johnson riding unicorns entitled: Fast and Furious 12: Chase the Rainbow. Chase
funny Wendy's Twitter Still on Top of Their Game Twitter
funny Every third post on Facebook now... Facebook
news Cancer death rates in the United States are continuing to fall and the five-year survival rates of those diagnosed with the disease have risen, research shows. United
UpliftingNews Cancer death rates in the United States are continuing to fall and the five-year survival rates of those diagnosed with the disease have risen, research shows. United
WritingPrompts EUEU The Fast and Furious franchise is running out of ideas. Cue a poster with Van Diesel and Dwayne Johnson racing unicorns entitled: Fast and Furious 12: Chase the Rainbow. Chase
personalfinance 20F wanting to build credit with Capital One credit card Capital One
sports Maya Dodson throws one down in the McDonald's All-American dunk contest. Only girl in this year's competition! McDonald's
AskReddit What's something evil that Google could do to you and doesn't? Google
todayilearned TIL if Uttar Pradesh, a state in India, were a separate country, it would be the fifth most populated country after China, India, the United States and Indonesia. United
sports Future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez leaving CBS as it tries to land Tony Romo CBS
videos Infinite Looping Siri, Alexa and Google Home Google
gaming Ms. Pacman is available on Google maps, possibly an April fool's joke early. Google
DIY I didn't have a matching belt for a pair of my dress shoes so I made my own! Three-piece Machine Stitched Belt in Horween Color 4 Shell Cordovan. Shell
worldnews Spain could veto Brexit deal applying to Gibraltar, say EU negotiation draft guidelines - ‘After the United Kingdom leaves the Union, no agreement between the EU and the UK may apply to the territory of Gibraltar without the agreement between the kingdom of Spain and the UK’ United
movies Ghost in the Shell brought in $1.8 million from Thursday night previews, the same as Edge of Tomorrow. Shell
movies 'Donnie Darko,' The Inside Story: Director Richard Kelly Reveals Francis Ford Coppola's Hidden Hand in Shaping the Movie Ford
funny A friend posted a broody selfie on Facebook a while back, so I Batman'd it up and use it to comment on all his stuff along with a reference to "my dead parents." Facebook
personalfinance What is the minimum cost of living in the United States not the average cost? United
worldnews Undocumented Filipino migrants in the US anxious as deportation looms -- Facing deportation, hundreds of thousands of undocumented Filipino immigrants in the United States are caught between Donald Trump's rhetoric and Rodrigo Duterte's indifference United
food Homemade Lego Batman cake Lego
gaming You can now play pacman In Google maps Google
Showerthoughts Never thought we'd get to this stage: "LPT: Use PornHub instead of Google to search for your depraved shit" Google
todayilearned TIL Vichy French diplomats in the United States were interned at Hershey, Pennsylvania in 1943 United
mildlyinteresting Taco Bell Sauce without a caption. Bell
movies Ghost in the Shell Racism Explained: Whitewashing Japan Shell
WritingPrompts WP A longstanding tradition in the United Planets is for a new species to give one free resource to the rest of the galaxy. The Greys gave FTL, the Reptoids gave warp gates, and Humans...gave the internet. United
AskReddit Serious If libelous information is being posted about you on your company’s Facebook page, would you want your org to let you know; how would you want them to handle it? Facebook
AskReddit Our government says it's illegal and dangerous for us to fill our prescriptions at foreign pharmacies, so, why does the packet of meds I picked up at Walmart pharmacy say made in India? Walmart
gaming 'Got a new Xbox 360 after my other one broke. How do I sign into my old Xbox Live account? Xbox
news Michael Flynn's request for immunity has been rejected by the Senate Intel Committee Intel
personalfinance Vanguard Target Date fund with TD Ameritrade or Vanguard Target
personalfinance Vanguard Target Date fund with TD Ameritrade or Vanguard TD
Futurology [Agriculture and Computer Science – A Growing Collaboration Discover Monsanto](https://www.reddit.com/Futurology/comments/62m08f/agriculture_and_computer_science_a_growing/)
news Jewellery and cars seized as Dutch trigger multi-country tax raids - BBC News BBC
explainlikeimfive ELI5: If drinks such as Pepsi Max, Coke Zero, Fanta Zero, etc. have 0 calories, fat, and sugar. Can they still be considered unhealthy? What are their harmful effects? Pepsi
explainlikeimfive ELI5: If drinks such as Pepsi Max, Coke Zero, Fanta Zero, etc. have 0 calories, fat, and sugar. Can they still be considered unhealthy? What are their harmful effects? Fanta
explainlikeimfive ELI5: Neil deGrasse Tyson said that time "stops" for something moving in the speed of light. What does it mean when he said that a the emission and the time it reaches Earth is the same instant? Tyson
gaming Complete list of Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games March 30 Xbox
funny Generally, a visit to Taco Bell is more explosively purgative than a visit to Harbor Freight. Generally. Bell
personalfinance Question about Wells Fargo and NSF return fees. Wells Fargo
worldnews 'You may as well kill us': Human cost of India's meat 'ban' - BBC News BBC
Documentaries Dogfight - The Mystery of the Red Baron 2002 - Using CGI re-enactment and real time flying footage, Dogfight enables the viewer to get behind the controls of the first true 'dogfighters' - the Fokker DR1 Triplane and the Sopwith Camel of the Royal Flying Corps. 48.42 Camel
Futurology EE Times's expert analyzes the Uber crash -- "It is totally careless and stupid to proceed at 38 mph through a blind intersection. Any human would know better." Uber
gaming What do the Xbox 360 Memory Units actually do? Xbox
todayilearned TIL the AOL "You've got mail" guy is now an Uber driver. Uber
videos Introducing Google Wind Google
Showerthoughts I hate the Spring Apple commercial. Every time it comes on, I check my phone to see if I have a new SMS. Noooo, it's the commercial. Apple
gaming 'Having difficulty opening the disc tray of an Xbox 360 fat model Xbox
movies Scarlett Johansson Lost in Translation 2003 - Ghost in the Shell 2017 Shell
news Fayetteville Uber driver suffers brain damage in beating Uber
UpliftingNews Doodle 4 Google winner draws a future of peace and diversity Google
AskReddit Doctors in the United Kingdom, how does revalidation and continuing medical education work there? United
funny Playing in the snow! Jeep sledding! Jeep
gaming Open Google Maps on your phone. Do it now. Google
gaming Best Xbox backwards compatible games? Xbox
funny Google added Mrs. Pac-Man to web and mobile version of Google Maps Google
WritingPrompts WP In an alternate universe, instead of sending their best and brightest citizens to the United Nations, countries send their most stereotypical citizens. United
mildlyinteresting This pile of clay left on my desk resembles the United States United
videos [Is it Weird when People You Know In Real Life IRL Watch Your Youtube Videos YES IT IS](https://www.reddit.com/videos/comments/62msbd/is_it_weird_when_people_you_know_in_real_life_irl/)
Documentaries The Sunshine Makers 2017 NETFLIX. Follows the stories of the creators of Orange Sunshine LSD, and the law enforcement agents that pursued them. Best documentary I have seen in years. Orange
gaming Go on Google Maps now for a surprise! Google
books Why i can't use Adobe fonts to my E Ink Android reader? Adobe
movies Treasury secretary: It was wrong to plug Lego Batman movie Lego
personalfinance Other banks have the checking and credit under the same user account. Why is Discover different? Discover
funny When even Facebook doesn't like your business. Facebook
AskReddit What's the best Xbox One/Backwards Compatible game for under $20? Xbox
personalfinance A question for those of you with a Chase Slate card... Chase
news Comcast and AT&T say they will not sell customer browsing histories AT&T
Showerthoughts The little person icon on the top right of Google Chrome looks like a lower-case e Google
funny Never trust a McDonald's with a "very satisfied" rating. McDonald's
listentothis SUBVERT BLAZE -- Butterfly Psychedelic Rock / Japanoise / Progressive Rock / Experimental 1990 Progressive
Showerthoughts Why does Flo from Progressive need to have an apron on to sell insurance. Is there something dirty about insurance we should know about? Progressive
gaming If the Xbox Scoprio is going to be the equivalent of the PS4pro, then what is the xbox one s? Xbox
gaming Sooooo you can preorder Destiny 2 for the PS5. I think Sony has some explaining to do. Sony
gaming Used Google Maps, Found Ms Pacman Google
videos Introducing Google Gnome Google
gaming You can now play Ms. Pac Man on Google Maps using your own street/neighborhood or other places you go frequently! Google
videos Introducing Google Gnome Google
aww Was wondering what a bald Raccoon looks like. Google search did not disappoint. Google
worldnews Samsung close with CGI and the Rothschilds, leader of Samsung Group taken down in Park GeunHye Scandal. Park Geun-hye has also been very close to Merkel. Samsung Group
funny The New Google Doodle Google
funny New Google Title is EVIL !! Google
Jokes How old is the Walmart cashier? Walmart
worldnews Germany rejects US pressure for Nato spending rise - BBC News BBC
funny Not sure if I should see Ghost in the Shell or not.. Shell
submitted by HailCorporateRobot to PotentialHailCorp [link] [comments]

FBI Agents Visit Office of Saipan Casino Run by Trump Protege

This is an automatic summary, original reduced by 69%.
Agents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation visited an office belonging to the operator of a casino on the remote U.S. island of Saipan that has attracted attention for its huge revenues, according to a local legislator and residents.
FBI personnel, accompanied by uniformed police officers, arrived Thursday morning at a local office used by Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd., the Hong Kong-based company that owns the Best Sunshine Live casino, local residents said.
Saipan, an island of 50,000 residents closer to China than to Hawaii, relaxed rules on casinos in 2014 and soon awarded Imperial Pacific exclusive rights to open casinos there.
The casino, run by an executive who cut his teeth in Atlantic City casinos then owned by Donald Trump, enlisted a slate of luminary overseers including former leaders of both the Republican and Democratic national parties in the U.S. Its board members include James Woolsey, who ran the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the early 1990s and was among national-security advisers to Trump's presidential campaign.
Imperial Pacific has been sued several times since it opened the casino, including in December by a former executive accusing it of violating money-laundering rules.
Imperial Pacific Chairman Mark Brown is a former executive in President Trump's Atlantic City casino empire.
Summary Source | FAQ | Theory | Feedback | Top five keywords: Imperial#1 Pacific#2 casino#3 local#4 former#5
Post found in /politics, /politics, /news, /EnoughTrumpSpam, /worldnews, /thenewsrightnow and /worldnewshub.
NOTICE: This thread is for discussing the submission topic. Please do not discuss the concept of the autotldr bot here.
submitted by autotldr to autotldr [link] [comments]

FBI Agents Visit Office of Saipan Casino Run by Trump Protege

FBI Agents Visit Office of Saipan Casino Run by Trump Protege
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-30/fbi-agents-visit-office-of-saipan-casino-run-by-trump-protege
Submitted March 30, 2017 at 02:53PM by OfficialWhistle - https://www.reddit.com/news/comments/62i3pt/fbi\_agents\_visit\_office\_of\_saipan\_casino\_run\_by/?utm\_source=ifttt
via /news - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-30/fbi-agents-visit-office-of-saipan-casino-run-by-trump-protege
submitted by Laurelais-Hygeine to NoFilterNews [link] [comments]

600 Filipino construction workers hired to build casino-resort in Saipan I Love Saipan - YouTube Imperial Pacific Hotel Casino & Resort - YouTube Best Sunshine - Saipan's only Casino - 4K - YouTube How a Chinese Casino Conquered a Piece of America - YouTube The Imperial Pacific Resort Hotel Siapan - YouTube World news  Casino woes drain Saipans typhoon recovery

Weltgrößte Drachenskulpturen aus Kristall in Casino in Saipan. Veröffentlicht am: 21. Februar 2020, 02:54 Uhr. Letzte Aktualisierung am: 21. Februar 2020, 02:54 Uhr. Latest Casino and Gambling News, Casino openings, Casino project updates, Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd (1076:HK) announced Monday via a company press release that on Thursday, July 6, it will open its integrated resort (IR), Imperial Pacific Resort Hotel in Saipan. ... Down in Saipan harbor, Yan took me aboard one of the yachts the casino makes available to elites—the 144-foot Grand Mariana, whose bedrooms wouldn’t be out of place in a recently renovated ... Latest Gambling & Casino News. Discover the important stories from around the world. Casino.org - The world's Gaming Authority Since 1995. Revenue from Imperial Pacific International’s Saipan casino has dwindled from $44 million last year to $41,000 in the first half of fiscal 2019, a local legislator reports. Latest Casino and Gambling News, Casino News, New Hotels, Gaming Industry News, Casino project updates, Economy/Finance, Saipan, Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships In the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the firm behind the under-construction Imperial Palace Saipan has reportedly announced that one of its subsidiaries has purchased a 50% stake in a local p ... Michael Dotts, general counsel for the Saipan casino operator, says that Imperial Pacific International Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed parent company of IPI (CNMI) LLC, will continue to provide financial support to see the firm through its many troubles. “My understanding is that the parent company has committed to further finance this IPI,” Dotts told local reporters. He said he believes ... U.S. federal prosecutors indicted three people involved with Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd.’s controversial casino project in Saipan for employing undocumented workers, making ... Japan Casino Administration Committee Powers Unveiled, Regulatory Nominees Coming Soon. Posted on: August 2, 2019, 09:24h. Last updated on: August 2, 2019, 01:53h. Latest Casino and Gambling News, Casino News, Casino expansion projects, New Hotels, Gaming Industry News, Casino project updates, Economy/Finance, Japan, Philippines, Russia, Vietnam Asian junket operator Suncity Group Holdings Limited has reportedly announced that it intends to begin construction on the second phase of its $4 billion Hoiana integrated casino resort from sometime later this ...

[index] [24321] [30897] [5752] [11880] [15201] [11857] [26666] [19947] [567] [3061]

600 Filipino construction workers hired to build casino-resort in Saipan

A Chinese company set out to build a huge casino on the island of Saipan, a remote US territory in the Pacific. But questions about its operations and relati... Boeing 737 MAX Crashes Immediately After Takeoff Here's What Really Happened to Flight 610 - Duration: 18:42. TheFlightChannel Recommended for you Another beautiful island called Saipan located at the Northern Mariana Islands. Enjoy! Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The Imperial Pacific Resort Hotel is located in Garapan at the heart of Saipan. Casino woes drain Saipan's typhoon recovery A glitzy, multi-billion-dollar casino resort project in Saipan continues to be a work-in-progress, long after its expected date of completion. View from the drone May28, 2018

#