Venezuela Hit With New Sanctions, Samsung Exec. Sentenced to Prison, and A New Scam Promises Americans 'Secret' Government Bank Account Full of Free Money: P.M. Links

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    Trump hits Venezuela with new sanctions.

  • A new scam—spread through deceptive emails and phone calls—is promising Americans the opportunity to tap into a "secret" government bank account stocked with free money.
  • A German grocery store in Hamburg removed all foreign-sourced goods from its selves as a statement against rising xenophobia.
  • Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was sentenced by a South Korean court to five years in prison for tax evasion today.

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  1. Trump hits Venezuela with new sanctions.

    They’re already pretty much sanctioning themselves.

    1. Hello.

      A German grocery store in Hamburg removed all foreign-sourced goods from its selves as a statement against rising xenophobia.

      I don’t know. Maybe because I’m just old fashioned but if my grocery store pulled that shit and I showed up there with the shelves empty, with my time being as valuable as it is, I would never set foot in there again. I’ll get my fucken Chips Ahoy! elsewhere.

      This virtue signalling is getting beyond retarded.

      1. Where is the line between virtue signaling and virtuous (not really though) action? At the very least I can say they are putting their money where their mouth is.

        1. A German grocery store in Hamburg removed all foreign-sourced goods from its selves as a statement against rising xenophobia.

          From the article to which Christian provided a link: Food had instead been replaced with signs saying “this shelf is pretty boring without diversity”.

          It’s in response to migrant-related crime increasing in recent months along with general anti-immigrant feeling.

          Edeka, one of the largest supermarket chains in Germany, is now going to roll out the initiative to more stores.

          A supermarket spokesperson said: “Edeka stands for variety and diversity.

          “In our stores we sell numerous foods which are produced in the various regions of Germany.

          “But only together with products from other countries is it possible to create the unique variety, that our consumers value.

        2. Not on my time. Their job, first and foremost, is to SELL THE PUBLIC FOOD. I don’t give a shit what FOOD INC. has to say about politics or race or anything. Sell me my strawberries and shut up.

          And it’s classless if you ask me. The common etiquette that kept us civil was not to be political in public for obvious reasons. There’s a place and time for it.

          Now? Especially since that left-wing idiot in the last eight years who would ask families to get political during a holiday, the line is blurred.

          1. Jokes on them cause I’d probably be able to shop just fine:

            1) pizza
            2) whiskey
            3) bread

            I’d be asking the cashier, “Y’all get robbed or something?”

          2. Their job, first and foremost, is to SELL THE PUBLIC FOOD.

            Tony incoming in 3… 2…

          3. The common etiquette that kept us civil was not to be political in public for obvious reasons.

            You’ve obviously never been to Hamburg. Germany has been happy to relocate the dregs of their society to Hamburg for decades and the natives are sick to death of it.

            1. Hamburg had a great soccer team in the late 70s and early 80s.

              Never saw Seeler play though.

        3. So everyone was just left with Sausage and Sauerkraut? Ye gods.

      2. Are those missing items made by foreigners living in Germany? Or foreigners living outside of Germany? Or does this campain make absolutely no f—–g sense…?

        1. The items were made in the refugee camps amazingly enough.

      3. Nobody with any taste eats French Sausage anyway, so no great loss.

        Foreign-sourced is another term for “EU subsidized”. Shit was probably not selling anyway because the prices were too high.

    2. I bet this is finally the time that sanctions will remove the totalitarian government rather than helping it to tighten its grip

  2. A new scam?spread through deceptive emails and phone calls?is promising Americans the opportunity to tap into a “secret” government bank account stocked with free money.

    The secret is that it’s actually your money. And it’s already all gone.

    1. Not much of a secret. But hey FREE Money….

      1. I’m Matthew Lesko and my new book shows you thousands of ways you can get free government money too! So call me!

    2. So it’s the Export/Import Bank?

  3. A new scam?spread through deceptive emails and phone calls?is promising Americans the opportunity to tap into a “secret” government bank account stocked with free money.

    If anyone falls for that, isn’t it just Darwinism?

    1. Kind of – if you want to know the difference, I need you send me a refundable one-time deposit of 17 million kronars.

    2. It would be if falling for it were a capital offense.

  4. A German grocery store in Hamburg removed all foreign-sourced goods from its selves as a statement against rising xenophobia.

    Well, I’m removing all the hamburger from my grill and putting it into my stomach as a statement on what I want to eat for dinner tonight.

  5. A German grocery store in Hamburg removed all foreign-sourced goods from its selves as a statement against rising xenophobia.

    That statement? “We don’t like xenophobia, but we LOVE irony!”

    1. I wish to God I saved a link, but there was a great German pro-diversity ad about a year back whose theme was essentially “HERE COME THE TOLERANCE TROOOPS TO STOMP YOUR HEAD FOR BEING A BIGOT!”

      The more they change, the more they stay the same.

      1. There are only two types of people I can not stand in this world:

        Those who are intolerant of other people’s cultures…

        …and the Dutch.

        1. Fucking Dutch.

          1. Speak for yourselves because a Dutch beauty who runs this Youtube channel (and gets stalked by alt-righters calling her an Aryan Goddess) has stolen my heart today.

            Sweet Serenity

            Yeah she’s not in this video; what we have is beyond physical attraction… and spoken word.

    2. I’m thinking someone forgot to schedule deliveries and is covering up with this xenophobia statement. Right now Hitler is in his bunker raging at the store’s manager, Steiner.

  6. A German grocery store in Hamburg removed all foreign-sourced goods from its selves as a statement against rising xenophobia

    I can only imagine the UN will decry their shocking racism now.

  7. A German grocery store in Hamburg removed all foreign-sourced goods from its selves as a statement against rising xenophobia.

    Being a dick to its customers is always a great way for a business to make a statement.

    1. +1 Ed Debevic

  8. Which of you people – or which Glibbener, because it has to be one of you freaks – is Nate?

    X 5. Prosperity Poo-Pooers: Don’t laugh. As a bonafide greedy capitalist pig, I’ve figured out that free markets and unfettered entrepreneurial spirit are the best things for this planet. And unfortunately, this idea shocks otherwise intelligent, healthy women. So let’s just get it out of the way now: If you’re dead-set on liberalism instead of libertarianism, our stars were not meant to cross.

    1. [clicks link]

      THAT guy fucks.

      1. Who’s the chick in the video?

    2. I had a guess, until I saw the photo.

      1. So Zeb would date Nate?

        That’s one!

    3. Women want to be taken care of, and if this guy isn’t going to take that duty over from the state, he’s got no chance.

    4. This is going to turn out to be an episode of Nathan For You.

    5. I kinda wish I had that hair instead of the second rate Beatles mop it always grows into.

    6. Not it. I don’t have greasy hair or a resting bitch face.

    7. Duh, it’s Tulpa

    8. Serious question, which bathroom does Nate use?

  9. Trump hits Venezuela with new sanctions

    Speed them towards collapse so they can begin to rebuild? I see the grand pattern, it has no form nor color.

  10. Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was sentenced by a South Korean court to five years in prison for tax evasion today.

    It’s not his fault. His returns were stored on his Galaxy Note 7 and- oh, wait, maybe it is his fault.

  11. A new scam?spread through deceptive emails and phone calls?is promising Americans the opportunity to tap into a “secret” government bank account stocked with free money.

    Go on.

  12. No alt-text again? Way to lay down on the job, Christine.

  13. If Britschgi wants to be the new Soave on Links he’s got the content quality down pat but he has to learn the art of Friday tardiness.

    1. He was a bit late. Late enough for me to look at the clock and see 3:31 — ‘must be Christian today.’

    2. I personally appreciate week-long tardiness.

      That tardiness around Charlottesville was the tardiest.

      1. They went full tard.

    3. He’s also got to tell us how to pronounce that name.

      1. It’s spelled Britschgi, but it’s pronounced “Throat Warbler Mangrove.”

        1. I’m stealing that reference for future use.

  14. A German grocery store in Hamburg removed all foreign-sourced goods from its selves as a statement against rising xenophobia.

    Dat DoubleThink — I thought we weren’t supposed to be eating tacos and haggis anyway!

  15. A new scam?spread through deceptive emails and phone calls?is promising Americans the opportunity to tap into a “secret” government bank account stocked with free money.

    “New” scam? I’ve been seeing that ad in the sidebar here for months!

  16. Prof shocked to find that women don’t want to gain 100 lbs

    An Arizona State University professor was distressed to discover in a recent study that her female peers do not desire “the stigma of extreme weight gain.”

    Fahs interviewed 20 random females for the article, asking them questions about their current weight and what they thought of the prospect of gaining 100 pounds.

    Not surprisingly, not a single one of the women she surveyed was enthused about the idea, leading Fahs to remark with dismay that “no participants described gaining 100 pounds as a positive thing to imagine” [emphasis in original].

    During the survey, in fact, four women “shrieked in disgust” or “started laughing uncontrollably” in response to Fahs’ questions, thinking the professor was joking.

    As a fan of inner beauty I say: women, gain as much weight as you desire, and I’ll still desire you.

    1. women, gain as much weight as you desire, and I’ll still desire you.

      Unless they look like Jenifer Lawrence…?

      IDK who you are any more, man.

    2. As long as all 100 lbs go into their titties. And they are crippled and immobile due to their gigantic breasts which make up more than half of their total weight.

      Otherwise, sorry ladies.

    3. Breanne Fahs is Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University, where she specializes in studying women’s sexuality, critical embodiment studies, radical feminism, and political activism.

      Never seen one of those before.

      1. heh – nice review of her book “Out for Blood”:

        This is not only the most important book you’ll read this year, it’s just just straight up fun! Like most other lifelong Menstrual Activists, I often have no idea exactly what that means. The author does a fantastic job of convincingly attaching ideas to this meaningless title. Make no mistake, this is a book that could not have been written without a lot of bravery. Groundbreaking ideas, like the wage gap, men being jerks, and the importance of being overweight are put front and center and really given the attention they deserve. I always knew men were the problem, but not until I read this book did I hear it for the 10,000th time.

        I would give this book another 2, for a total of SEVEN stars, if I could. The author is a social justice professor at Arizona State University, and a big enemy of greed and champion of the poor. Pricing her book at a measly 75$ is a really great way to make sure the lower class can get their hands on this beautiful book. She not only talks the talk, she walks the walk. Your standard rich, white, male with no awareness of the poor, like Donald Trump, prices his books at outrageous prices that keeps them out of the hands of the lower class, something near the 10$ range. Pricing this book at 75$ is so brave and would make Bernie Sanders shed a tear; there are some good ones left.

        1. Like most other lifelong Menstrual Activists, I often have no idea exactly what that means.

          That’s a well written sentence.

          1. I think it’s about getting your red wings.

            1. It was a much easier award to get then I thought it would be.

      2. critical embodiment studies

        *** facepalm ***

      3. So she spends most of her time staring into her own navel

        1. That’s no navel, DJF.

        2. *trying to

      4. How could she study women for so long and not know that women virtually universally don’t want to gain weight? Should this not disqualify her from academia?

        1. We NEED outside the box thinkers if we are going to survive progress!

    4. They needed a study to figure this out?

      1. Apparently that one professor needed to.

      2. If you’ve been pickling in social justice all your life, you tend to lose any understanding of actual humans.

      3. Our society has essentially unlearned a massive amount of information in recent decades. So I guess there’s a need to have new studies to reaffirm common sense

      1. At least Tom had people skills.

    5. “The stigma of extreme weight gain”

      Because is only culture that keeps people thin. The natural order of things is morbid obesity. Everyday our brave cavemen ancestors rode motorized scooters to their local all you can eat buffet.

    6. Christ, that school has just become a giant drizzling shit shower since I graduated from there back in the early aughts. They’re not quite at Peak SJW Farce the way a lot of schools in California have become, but they’re almost over the threshold.

  17. Fusion GPS Founder Refuses To Identify Dossier Clients In Marathon Senate Session

    Fusion GPS’ dossier, which was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, has been a key component in the investigations. The FBI has reportedly relied on it to form the basis of its collusion investigation, which is now being overseen by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

    1. Britschgi removed foreign-sourced links as a statement for you go fuck yourself.

  18. Right Said Fred on Taylor Swift’s ‘Cynical’ ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

    Just about a week ago, the members of Right Said Fred got a mysterious offer. A “big, contemporary female artist who hasn’t released anything for a while” wanted to interpolate the British duo’s tongue-in-cheek Nineties hit “I’m Too Sexy” into a new song, the group’s Fred Fairbrass recalls.

    The duo hedged their bets that the new song wouldn’t upset them and agreed to the blind offer. Just this morning, they heard the finished product for the first time: Taylor Swift’s caustic, bad-girl Reputation single (and apparent Kanye West diss track) “Look What You Made Me Do,” on which she speak-sings the chorus to the same rhythm as “I’m too sexy for my shirt.”

    “It’s pretty cool,” Fairbrass says. “I like the cynical aspect of the lyric, because ‘I’m Too Sexy’ is a cynical song, and I think she channeled that quite well.”

    If it’s good enough for Right Said Fred, it’s good enough for you haters.

    1. Taylor Swift blaming other people for her bad personality is nothing new. She’s still the old Taylor

  19. Ex-narcotics cop admits he traded drugs for sex in police car

    A former longtime narcotics cop in Philadelphia has admitted to trading heroin and cocaine for sex with two women, including trysts in his police-assigned vehicle, according to his lawyer.

    No way.

    1. Former narcotics cop and current city councilman…

    2. Standard operating procedure for a Vice cop?

  20. “”A German grocery store in Hamburg removed all foreign-sourced goods from its selves as a statement against rising xenophobia.””

    That sounds like an act of xenophobia, not a protest against.

  21. ‘The Deuce’ Recalls Sex and Sleaze in 1970s Times Square

    Now here comes a show about New York’s sex trade that can neither soft-pedal the brutal realities nor exploit the exploitation. “If you allude to this in ways that clean it up, you’re not dealing with the fact that not only was labor marginalized and misused, but that the product itself was the laborer,” Mr. Simon says. “Human beings were the product.”

    HBO has a lot riding on “The Deuce,” which makes its debut on Sept. 10 with a cast led by the movie stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco. The premium cable network needs an attention-getting hit to replace the departing “Game of Thrones.” Its previous New York ’70s offering, “Vinyl,” was a scratch, canceled after one season.

    It’s David Simon and George Pelecanos, so good, but James Franco, so bad.

    1. Hey. Franco comes with the sleaze already builtin.

    2. James Franco does it for me and I’m totes straight.

    3. Franco isn’t Poitier or anything, but the hate for him is overdone. He’s a decent enough actor when he sticks with understated.

      Not his fault all of his friends are slobby, unfunny hacks.

      1. So wrong. Franco has only been in two good movies – Pineapple Express, which is excellent, and This Is The End, which is carried by Danny McBride. He ruins everything, but Fist is right by stating that his built-in sleaze will benefit him.

        1. He was in Freaks and Geeks. And he was a great jackass in that show.

          1. ^ This. He got a pass from me for a good solid decade for that. He still seems like a douche, though.

        2. You…just said Pineapple Express was excellent and said something was carried by Danny McBride.

          Get the fuck out of here!

          1. I am amused by both your terrible taste and your terrible take.

        3. The Disaster Artist looks good.

        4. I enjoyed that first Apes movie (even if he didn’t add anything of value himself)

    4. Franco’s aight. He can be good when he wants to be. Looking forward to The Disaster Artist, too.

    5. HBO has a lot riding on “The Deuce,” which makes its debut on Sept. 10

      So, on September 10, HBO drops “The Deuce” on us.

  22. Only about another hour or two until all the little mofos clock out for the weekend!

    1. Do you dance around naked while we’re not here? Cause I can clock out early.

      1. I am legitimately interested in what Mikey gets out of fewer Obamamomma comments on the weekend. Does he open the page and take in deep breaths of sweet unpolluted air? Does it get him hard thinking that “we” (because there’s truly only one person behind the comments) are out there doing other things?

        Does trying to understand the thinking of a fool make me a greater fool?

  23. Once again, I need to break character and talk about something very serious.

    Today a Secret of Mana remake was announced. This will be for the PS4 and the PSVita. Please all prepare yourself.

    I can only imagine that we should expect a Secret of Evermore remake next year.

    1. I need to break character

      That. Is why you fail.

      1. The link in my username contains my rebuttal.

        1. I realized that this is a different video than I thought it was. So that is not actually my rebuttal.

          1. LOL — my god….

        2. Ralph Spoiled Sport Motors?

    2. That was one of the classics that passed me by (and which I had the hardware to play), so I’ll get excited about this one.

      Yippee! Looks like it’s also being released for Windows.

      1. I think I’m a rare person who actually does want a Secret of Evermore remake. I really liked it and thought it was better in many ways than SoM. Though it didn’t have multiplayer which was a big oversight.

        1. BTdubs – you mentioned buying Overwatch a couple weeks back, right? I’m Cometgreen on there, not Comet.

          1. I’m not playing too much, but I will look you up when I get on.

    3. I am very upset there’s still no PC version of Chrono Trigger, because the world desperately needs one.

      1. Probably not hard to find an emulator for that one though. And I’m about 90% sure it’s in Nintendo’s virtual console (although then you have to buy a Wii)

    1. “”That does it! BAN CARS!””

      That never works because the left likes car ownership and hates gun ownership. They don’t want to ban things that cause an inconvenience for themselves.

    2. At least those scary looking black pickups and SUV’s.

      Does anybody really NEED to haul 4×8 sheets of plywood or a boat around?

  24. I guess the hurricane headed for Texas (won’t New Orleans be surprised when it takes a hard right at the last minute which is totally unexpected if you don’t know anything at all about physics – New Orleans is fucked because they haven’t gotten their shit together since Katrina on handling floodwaters. But I digress.) is really real big news since of the top ten stories I’ve seen on it only two mentioned Trump and only one global warming. (Al Gore has a sad.)

  25. So it’s about to get slightly wet here. Internet privileges may soon be lost.

    I don’t know how you all will get along without me, but… Just try, okay? For me.

    Anyway, just imagine me as a paler, somewhat less well-armored version of Saw Gerrera, facing the Death Star superlaser’s debris wave on his little balcony in the Rebel base on Jedha in “Rogue One”. Only instead of sand and rock, it’s made of water, spilled BP oil, and water.

    1. It’s always wet in the Reason comments, baby.

      Stay safe, cowboy.

      1. That’s *windshield* cowboy to you!

    2. Rogue One was hot garbage, nerd.

      This is one of the three weeks out of the year here where the weather is perfect, so while I am enjoying a brisk mountain hike, leering at the shapely buttocks of lovely, young women, i’ll think about you, hoping you made it out alive, hoping that you are safe and dry, while also hoping my last memory of you is not one of a nerdy reference to a garbage movie.

      1. You’re just mad that they deleted the scene where Felicity Jones has a threesome with K2-SO and Dr. Evazan.

        Anyway, that scene with Darth Vader at the end was the best 2 minutes of Star Wars since Palps unleashed the blue lightning at the end of ROTJ. Deal. With. It.

        1. You. Are. Mad.

          WTF is Ewan McGregor, chopped fucking liver?

          1. Woah, woah, woah! Calm down. Just… put the lightsaber down, okay?

            I said “best” scene, not “the only good” scene.

            If we’re just listing “scenes from the prequels that were actually good”, then Ewan McGregor, Ian McDiarmid, Darth Maul, and Jango Fett all make the list.

            The fight between Fett and Kenobi in AOTC easily makes up for at least half of the Anakin scenes in the movie.

            PS internet is getting spotty

          1. It even has an anti-gun control message!

            Vader pulling away all the rebels’ guns… Like a 7-foot-tall, slightly less controlling Bloomberg.

            I mean, granted, he makes it look cool while doing it, but he’s still, you know, the villain.

        2. I agree: the Vader scene almost redeems the whole movie

          Mostly because, after turning Vader into an angsty teen for a while, it reminded everyone of just how terrifying he was

      2. Rogue One is good fun. Though the Saw Gerrera stuff is hot garbage.

    3. Why didn’t you just take out the garbage like your mom told you? Then your internet privileges would be solid gold.

    4. Why didn’t you just take out the garbage like your mom told you? Then your internet privileges would be solid gold.

      1. Bet your mom had to tell you twice.

      2. Sadly, Aquaman is harder to talk down.

        I think he’s acting out, now that Joss Whedon’s sexual exploitation of him on set has come out.

  26. A new scam?spread through deceptive emails and phone calls?is promising Americans the opportunity to tap into a “secret” government bank account stocked with free money.

    They’re talking about Social Security.

  27. Whoa. More serious gaming news: the lead writer of the Half-Life series has posted a summary of HL2 Episode 3’s story. I’m not sure if I want to read it… I still have decades of life ahead of me.

    1. I’m on a bender for old RTS games. So Starcraft HD is high on my priority list. I have fond memories of Dragoon AI

      I also found out there are recent expansions to Age of Empires 2. Can’t stop playing

  28. If anything, that stunt the German store proves why open borders is a bad thing. We’ve got a store called the Global Market here in St. Louis that sells nothing but foreign goods

    All that variety would be lost in a borderless, cultureless society.

    1. Borderless =/= Cultureless

  29. The move comes as President Maduro rejects calls to cancel a vote for a new constituent assembly.
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  30. San Franciscans are showing the World how not fascist they are, by littering dog poo where a permitted rally will be held.
    Turd Reich
    Dollars to doughnuts, they would not go back and clean up even if the rally was cancelled.

  31. If your protest of racism produces exactly the same outcome as racism itself would you might be doing it wrong.

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