Senate Votes to End CFPB Arbitration Ban, Trump Insists He Knew Dead Soldier's Name, Handwritten Einstein Note Sold For $1.5 Million: P.M. Links

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    The Senate voted to end an arbitration ban by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote.

  • President Trump insisted he knew the name of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four service members killed in Niger, because he had in a chart in front of him when he talked to Johnson's widow.
  • The brother of the Las Vegas shooter was arrested on charges of child pornography possession.
  • The foreign minister of North Korea says to take the regime's warnings of conducting a "most powerful" nuclear bomb test seriously.
  • China President Xi Jinping begins his second term with an eye on staying for a third term.
  • A handwritten note from Albert Einstein about his theory of happiness was sold at auction for $1.5 million after being estimated to fetch between $5,00 and $8,000.
  • Fats Domino has died, aged 89.

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  1. President Trump insisted he knew the name of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four service members killed in Niger, because he had in a chart in front of him when he talked to Johnson’s widow.

    Well, there you go.

    1. Is Trump a little retarded?

      1. Senile, probably

      2. He’s not a little anything. He’s the most retarded of anyone…EVER. Of all the retarded people, he is their king.

    2. Hello.

      Obama had a teleprompter. Trump has charts.

      Big deal.

      1. How dare you compare 44 to 45.
        *screams at sky*

      2. You know who else had charts?

    3. He should keep calling the widow of a fallen soldier a liar. Definitely a winning issue for him.

      1. “Poor woman’s memory is clouded by hysteria. Sad!”

      2. “I like army wives who weren’t widowed.”

      3. “She really needs a man in her life, but who would want her when she keeps lying about me!”

      4. “So, you’re saying you’re available?”

  2. The brother of the Las Vegas shooter was arrested on charges of child pornography possession.

    That seems relevant.

    1. Dude should have started erasing as soon as he heard his brother became a murderhobo.

      1. FBI was probably getting his records from NSA before he even knew about it.

  3. A handwritten note from Albert Einstein about his theory of happiness was sold at auction for $1.5 million after being estimated to fetch between $5,00 and $8,000.

    It says money can’t buy happiness.

  4. The brother of the Las Vegas shooter was arrested on charges of child pornography possession.

    Did he get it from the FBI?

  5. Fats Domino has died, aged 89.

    The preferred nomenclature is “Gravitationally-Enhanced Domino,” Ed.

    1. I had no idea he was still around, and if so I would have guessed he was around 125.

    2. It’s a good thing he never started transitioning, or he would have been banned from several states.

    3. Big Boned Dominos according to PC terminology.

      1. Big Boned Domino is either a rapper or a ska band.

  6. The brother of the Las Vegas shooter was arrested on charges of child pornography possession.

    It sure seems like a disposition towards criminal depravity runs through that family.

    1. Someone should have measured their skulls.

  7. In 1993, Paddock was charged with annoying a child under 18 but was acquitted, court records show.

    ?!!

    1. Had my kids known this is a crime I’d likely never see the light of day again.

    2. Does it work the other way? Cause I sure as hell have some complaints to file.

      1. Especially concerning those assorted youths on my front lawn.

    3. Finally common sense legislation

    4. He was caught holding his extended pointer finger one inch away from a kid while repeating “I’m not touching yooou!”

      1. What is the standard distance from one’s skin that can be safely approached before the NAP is violated? My NAP aura is rather large.

    5. Good thing he wasn’t charged with aggravated annoyance.

  8. President Trump insisted he knew the name of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four service members killed in Niger, because he had in a chart in front of him when he talked to Johnson’s widow.

    Oh, FFS! Can’t we get the NSA to resolve this crap?

    1. “Oh, FFS! Can’t we get the NSA to resolve this crap?”

      Then he would tweet incessantly that the deep state is stalking him.

  9. I wonder what Einstein’s theory of happiness was. There are really five dimensions, and the fifth dimension is love?

    1. something something age of Aquarius

    2. But you need to use Morse Code to communicate across dimensions.

  10. The foreign minister of North Korea says to take the regime’s warnings of conducting a “most powerful” nuclear bomb test seriously.

    Meh. What serious maniac would *test* his “most powerful” bomb rather than *use* it?

    1. Demonstration bombings never work.

    2. The whole point of a doomsday machine is lost, if you keep it a secret!

      1. +1 mineshaft gap

          1. At the same time the Norks grumble for more nylons and washing machines.

  11. The brother of the Las Vegas shooter was arrested on charges of child pornography possession.

    The same dude they interviewed all over the place? Interesting.

    1. Wait. No. It looks like a different brother. 58 and living in a nursing home?

      1. Let the lawsuits against the nursing home begin.

        1. Is the nursing home called Sandpiper Crossing?

          1. Isn’t it Pizza Gate?

          2. +1 Criminal Lawyer

  12. A Vox article explains that strict application of First Amendment principles in a university setting won’t work, because of the high academic standards universities have to maintain.

    1. There is no 1st Amendment right to speak on a college campus

      if it’s a state-owned college, yes there is.

      1. Also, these arguments apply only at an instutituion which is genuinely dedicated to the life of the mind and building up the minds of its students, a description which doesn’t seem to fit those universities which have been in the news lately due to censorship controversies.

        1. A college dedicated to the life of the mind would *require* students to articulate the arguments for various positions, including positions they disagree with.

          If a given opinion is so “out there” that no student or professor would want to be associated with it, then that’s when you invite an outsider (eg, Richard Spencer) to articulate that view in a debate format free from disruption.

          1. So I’m not just saying, “let the students drop by and listen to the anti-feminist,” I’m saying *require* the students to make the arguments for and against, say, feminism (and the various varieties thereof).

            There are some things a university should teach as true, but even here those who hold the true opinion should have their wits sharpened by taking on the false opinions, no matter how much this causes the snowflakes to melt.

            1. But that would be an actual education. The mission is to make the students happy while the university collects their federally guaranteed student loan dollars.

            2. In fact, one could rightly say if you can’t present the arguments of the other side as if they are your own you don’t really understand them so you don’t really understand why they’re wrong in the first place.

      2. They do have a right to run the school and enforce rules. For example, I don’t think a creationist has a right to constantly disrupt a biology class giving his counter view. That said, the rules regarding speech must further a legitimate interest in running the school and must be content neutral. If a creationist can’t disrupt a biology class, then a Marxist can’t disrupt an economics class and so forth.

        1. I think WF Buckley was right to call academic freedom a “superstition,” but if that superstition is put into the student and faculty handbooks than it’s a rule which must be obeyed, not evaded – certainly not by letting disruptors shut down unapproved speech.

        2. Any student not enrolled in a class that enters that classroom in an attempt to disrupt should be charged with theft and trespassing and repay the every student enrolled in that class rate for one day of class and pay the salary of the professor for that class.

          Most of these are not one student just being a smartass in class but student groups that want to stop a teacher from teaching others. If it is just one student causing a stir the professor should be able to handle on their own or if that doesn’t work throw them out of class and refund money.

        3. They do have a right to run the school and enforce rules.

          But that has nothing to do with whether the 1st amendment comes into question.

    2. I always get Vox and Vox Day confused.

      1. They don’t.

      2. They are both equally confused and stupid just in different ways. It is kind of like confusing heads and tails of the same coin.

    3. and the purpose of Tenure was for? protecting the freedom of speech of the professors. I guess we can eliminate tenure now.

  13. I haven’t been following it closely but why is the widow making a fuss?

    1. That reminds me. Anybody seen Al Sharpton lately?

      1. No, thank god.

      2. I think his accountant showed him how many checks he cashed from Trump.

  14. http://thefederalist.com/2017/…..t-dossier/

    10 true things about the Russian Trump Dossier

    1) Russian officials were sources of key claims in dossier
    2) No, the Russian dossier was not initially funded by Republicans
    3) The dossier is chock full of discredited information
    4) The dossier was used as a basis for wiretaps on American citizens
    5) The FBI also paid for the dossier
    6) Dossier publisher Fusion GPS works with shady outfits
    7) Fusion GPS’ ties to media are problematic
    8) Jim Comey personally briefed Trump on the dossier, shortly before CNN reported it
    9) Mueller investigation spurred by dossier and illegal leaks from intelligence operatives about Trump
    10) The Steele dossier was a Clinton/DNC-funded operation supported by the FBI and influenced heavily by Russian operatives in the Kremlin

    Number 10 is the big one.

    1. Hemmingway, who is so much smarter and a better writer than her husband, sums it up pretty well.

      The country has spent the last year with Obama intelligence officials, the media, and Democratic leaders pushing a narrative of Trump collusion with Russia to steal an election that was supposed to be won by Hillary Clinton. A meeting between Trump officials and a Russian who falsely promised dirt on Hillary Clinton is the best evidence ? by far ? to support this narrative.

      Yet here we have the realization that the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and the FBI all worked wittingly or unwittingly with Russians to affect the results of the 2016 election. Far from just meeting with a Russian and not getting dirt on a political opponent, these groups wittingly or unwittingly paid Russian operatives for disinformation to harm Trump during the 2016 election and beyond.

      Worse, these efforts perverted our justice system by forcing the attorney general to recuse himself for the crime of having attended meetings with Russian diplomats and spawning a massive, sprawling, limitless probe over Russia. These things are so much more damaging to the republic than a couple thousand dollars in ads on Facebook paid for by Russian trolls about a pipeline protest.

      1. It’s nice that the Clinton machine has updated its operations manual for the 21st century. They’ve changed “attack your opponents by accusing them of doing what you’re actually doing” to “attack your opponents by accusing them of doing what you’re actually doing, plus call it ‘hacking.'”

        1. There is and have been a lot of crooked politicians. But how many crooked politicians who are not the President can say they had the FBI working for them? The Clintons really do take the cake.

          1. What I find amazing is how the Clinton camp was able to dictate the terms of the Email investigation to the FBI. One example being how the FBI was negotiating with Clinton on the terms of her interview.

        2. God dammit no. Paying a British firm to find out if your opponent is working on behalf of Russian interests is nothing like working to advance Russian interests in return for poltical and personal gain. This shit is noise, goes no where, reveals nothing much we didn’t already know namely: yall are suckers, democrats did oppositional research on Trump, the claims have merit and here we are with a special prosecutor appointed by this very Executive branch.

          1. The British firm was run by Russian agents. She paid Russian agents to fabricate a dossier slandering Trump, which was then turned over to the FBI and used as probable cause to spy on Trump.

            Give up it. No one is buying your bullshit anymore. Go troll elsewhere.

            1. Dude bring your garbage to Breitbart. You’re delusional and making shit up. It’s fucking pathetic. Mueller was appointed by Trump’s DOJ to investigate collusion between Trump and Russia. That’s a god damn fact and your bullshit spins jobs will never change it. Believe whatever you want.The people who appointed Mueller knew the dossier was financed by democrats. We all knew it. It doesn’t change anything. Paying a private investigator to investigate your opponent is not the same as working directly with a foreign power to advance real estate deals and gain political support. The dossier wasn’t even brought up until after the election. It’s dirt on Trump. Clinton didn’t collude with Russia for Russian interests. Fusion isn’t the Kremlin. Your story is bullshit.

    1. “Rosoff’s family reported the incident to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 20 after viewing the surveillance video, but the family said Cooke wasn’t arrested until five weeks later so that the deputy could enter a 30-day drug rehabilitation program.”

      Sounds legit, cops always hold off on making arrests until the suspect can get his head clear.

      1. I hope they did multiple cavity searches.

  15. If you pay attention to our betters on social media, it’s clear that banks are now immune from prosecution.

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