Unfortunately pay pal has managed to goof up the link to my bank account. They removed it and now i have to go back and link the account all over again. I’m not sure how long it takes for them to do the deposit and withdrawal so i can confirm the account(AGAIN)but am hopeful it’s only a matter of days.
It’s been a long day. I’ve also been trying to get everything booked for the trip to Cleveland for my husband. There is nothing like having to deal with the conveniences of modernity. Everything is an app rather than a phone number where you can contact customer service. When you do have a number to contact-which is getting rarer-then you get to do the ‘which number to press’ dance. Of course, once you FINALLY reach a human, good luck reaching a human who can speak English.
Suggestion:Try gethuman.com. You will at least get in touch with a live person IF the company is listed.I’ve found quite a few there. It doesn’t solve the problem of reaching a human you can actually communicate with[speaks English], but at least it gets you through to a living breathing speaking person. I’m more apt to return to a company that has an American employee, when their customer service can be reached. There are companies i will NEVER return to for those very reasons;because they don’t have a number to call,they don’t have a simple automated system OR they don’t hire American.
Long story short,I will get the account linked and be able to take any donation you are willing to give if you so choose. I’d like to keep this blog going and if you’d like to keep it going too it would be a great help.If you made a donation and it failed I have to apologize. Try again in a few days. It should go through.
After all, almost no one feels the need to preface their comments about the Third Reich with “Sure, the authoritarianism was pretty bad, but, boy, that Göring was one hell of an environmentalist!”
Western elites, however, like to use this kind of absurd criterion whenever they talk about socialism, ignoring its vast failures and praising its piddling and alleged successes — you know, “Denmark,” but not Algeria, Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, China, Congo, East Germany, Ethiopia, Hungary, Latvia, Mongolia, Romania, Somalia, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, and so on and on.
Newly declassified FBI memos directly conflict with court filings that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team made in asking a federal judge to send former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos to prison, further calling into question the government’s conduct in investigating the now-debunked “Russia collusion” narrative.
The memos, released under federal Freedom of Information laws, are likely to focus renewed attention on former Mueller prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky, who played a key role in prosecuting Papadopoulos before working on the case of longtime GOP operative and Trump confidant Roger Stone.
Zelinsky recently made headlines in Washington by resigning from the Stone case over a dispute with Attorney General William Barr over the length of prison time Stone deserved.
Zelinsky recommended 7 to 9 years, Barr wanted less, and the judge ultimately decided on a lower sentence of just 40 months.Earlier, Zelinsky was one of three Mueller team prosecutors who signed a sentencing memo in August 2018 seeking prison time for Papadopoulos.
They argued there that Papadopoulos hindered federal prosecutors’ ability to question or arrest a European professor named Joseph Mifsud in mid-February 2017 while the Maltese academic was in Washington.
According to the sentencing memo signed by Zelinsky and fellow Mueller prosecutors Jeannie Rhee and Andrew Goldstein: Papadopoulos’ “lies undermined investigators’ ability to challenge the Professor or potentially detain or arrest him while he was still in the United States.
The government understands that the Professor left the United States on February 11, 2017 and he has not returned to the United States since then.”But FBI 302 reports detailing agents’ interviews with Papadopoulos show that he had in fact supplied information that would have enabled investigators to challenge or potentially detain or arrest Mifsud while he was in the United States.
Papadopoulos, a former volunteer foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, told agents during an interview on Feb. 10, 2017 that he “inquired to Mifsud about how he knew the Russians had [Clinton’s] emails, to which Mifsud strangely chuckled and responded, ‘they told me they have them.’
”According to the Mueller Report, in an interview with the FBI on the same day, Feb. 10, Mifsud “denied that he had advance knowledge that Russia was in possession of emails damaging to candidate Clinton.”Mifsud did not leave