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20 Jul 19
Russia News Now

Western nations complain refugees flows from countries they’ve bombed, made war in, and otherwise screwed up. From Ramzy Baroud at antiwar.com: History never truly retires. Every event of the past, however inconsequential, reverberates throughout and, to an extent, shapes our present, and our future as well The haunting image of the bodies of Salvadoran father, […]

20 Jul 19
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Western nations complain refugees flows from countries they’ve bombed, made war in, and otherwise screwed up. From Ramzy Baroud at antiwar.com: History never truly retires. Every event of the past, however inconsequential, reverberates throughout and, to an extent, shapes our present, and our future as well The haunting image of the bodies of Salvadoran father, […]

19 Jul 19
Russia News Now

The seemingly cold case of Jeffrey Epstein has become hot again. This is surprising – not because pedophile rings, child sex trafficking and blackmail operations don’t exist (the world is full of them), but because usually they have enough elite protection to continue functioning in the shadows. After all, pedophilia and Satanism are the glue […]

19 Jul 19
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National Politics Mueller probe witness now faces child sex trafficking charge By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press July 19, 2019 12:05 PM ORDER REPRINT → ALEXANDRIA, Va. A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography. An […]

19 Jul 19
WAVY.com
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography. An indictment made public Friday in federal court in Alexandria charges Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, 60, with transporting a 14-year-old boy from Europe to Washington, D.C., in February 2000 and engaging in sex acts with him. That charge comes on top of child pornography charges that had been leveled against him when he was arrested last month. Nader’s name shows up more than 100 times in Mueller’s report. It details his efforts to serve as liaison between a Russian banker close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of President Donald Trump’s transition team. Nader also served as an adviser to the United Arab Emirates, a close Saudi ally, and in April 2017 wired $2.5 million to a top Trump fundraiser, Elliott Broidy, through a company in Canada, The Associated Press reported last year. The goal was to persuade the U.S. to take a hard line against Qatar, a longtime American ally but now an adversary of the UAE. Nader’s lawyers did not immediately return emails seeking comment. While the sex trafficking indictment is new, the allegations that Nader engaged in sexual activity are not. Nader was convicted in the Czech Republic by Prague’s Municipal Court of 10 cases of sexually abusing minors and sentenced to a one-year prison term in 2003. Nader also pleaded guilty to a charge of transporting child-pornography images in Virginia in 1991. The current investigation of Nader began last year when images depicting child pornography and bestiality were found on his phone after it was confiscated under a search warrant connected to the Mueller probe. Nader is jailed as he awaits trial, which is set for Sept. 30.
19 Jul 19
WKRG
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Three groups of companies are preparing proposals to build the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project. Those concessionaires as the Al. Department of Transportation calls them are I-10 Mobility Partners, Gulf Coast Connectors, and Mobile River Bridge Group. Whichever group is the winning bidder stands to make a considerable profit from their $2.1b or more investment. It’s something District 32 State Senator Chris Elliott takes issue with. “You’re talking about just shy of ten billion dollars. Well, that’s entirely too much profit,” he said. Most of the companies making up the bidding groups are international companies. For example, the lead companies that makeup I-10 Mobility Partners and Gulf Coast Connectors are based in Spain, with offices in the U.S. Southland Holdings is one of the lead partners of the Mobile River Bridge Group. It’s based in Texas. Another company is also involved in that group, Figg Bridge of Florida. Figg Bridge designed the pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Miami last year. Alabama Director of Transportation John Cooper said in defense of Figg, “I think it’s important to note about the Figg firm is that is a firm with a long and really storied history in the construction of large bridge projects.  The bridge that collapsed was actually not in their specialty space.” Figg Bridge was also the designer of at least four other bridges on the Gulf Coast including the Dauphin Island bridge, the Cochran-Africatown bridge, and the Garcon Point bridge.Proposals from the groups are due this December. ALDOT’S John Cooper says, “The ultimate decision will be made by the toll road bridge and tunnel authority, they will receive advice from ALDOT in making that decision. The toll authority was created by the state legislature and is headed by the Governor. Of the nine members, only two have direct connections to the Gulf Coast. They are District 22 State Senator Greg Albritton, who is on the authority by virtue of being Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means General Fund Committee; and former Alabama District One Congressman Jo Bonner, who is the current Chief of Staff for Governor Kay Ivey and an at-large member of the Toll Authority. The winning bidder is expected to be announced next March, with the construction of the project beginning later in 2020.