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20171214 21:02 Bright Pebbles https://theintercept.com/2014/09/04/former-l-times-reporter-cleared-stories-cia-publication/

A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press handlers prior to publication, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.

Email exchanges between CIA public affairs officers and Ken Dilanian, now an Associated Press intelligence reporter who previously covered the CIA for the Times, show that Dilanian enjoyed a closely collaborative relationship with the agency, explicitly promising positive news coverage and sometimes sending the press office entire story drafts for review prior to publication. In at least one instance, the CIA’s reaction appears to have led to significant changes in the story that was eventually published in the Times.

“I’m working on a story about congressional oversight of drone strikes that can present a good opportunity for you guys,” Dilanian wrote in one email to a CIA press officer, explaining that what he intended to report would be “reassuring to the public” about CIA drone strikes. In another, after a series of back-and-forth emails about a pending story on CIA operations in Yemen, he sent a full draft of an unpublished report along with the subject line, “does this look better?” In another, he directly asks the flack: “You wouldn’t put out disinformation on this, would you?”
20171212 20:43 Bright Pebbles http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/u-s-national-news/1761-one-of-the-sealed-indictments-has-been-un-sealed-massachusetts-state-senator-arrested

One of the "SEALED INDICTMENTS" has been un-sealed: Massachusetts State Senator ARRESTED

Former Massachusetts state Sen. Brian Joyce was arrested and charged with running his office as a “criminal enterprise” Friday, and is now facing a 113 count indictment from the federal government.

Joyce is reported to have gained $1 million through bribes and kickbacks and has also been charged with racketeering, extortion, honest services fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to defraud the IRS, according to Newsweek.

The 55-year-old Democrat was taken into custody by the FBI after a two-year investigation and was found to have accepted “hundreds of pounds” of Dunkin Doughnuts coffee, after he pulled strings for a local franchise owner, Newsweek reports.

Prosecutors accused Joyce of using his law firm to launder money while he was still working as a state legislator.
20171212 20:10 badanov I am on Steam, with a name of GRU, the acronym of the Russian military intelligence agency. It has been my email name for as long as I can remember.

Early one morning a (I assume) young man in Niger, of all places, whose name is Totally Communist messaged me on the Steam messenger app:

TC: (In Russian) Are you Russian?
Me: (In English) No
Me: I know bit of Russian language, but ethnically, I am not Russian.
TC: Western spy!
TC: Give me American's nuke codes!

That exchange, which took place last week totally made my day. Better than a big breakfast, better than sex.
20171212 19:27 Bright Pebbles http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5172567/Spotted-Pig-restaurateur-Ken-Friedman-rape-room.html

Famed Manhattan restaurateur Ken Friedman had a 'rape room' at Jay Z-backed eatery Spotted Pig where he would 'grope and make out with women against their will and insist they do drugs until dawn'

Ken Friedman is accused of sexually harassing multiple female employees who worked for him at The Spotted Pig in a New York Times expose
Ten women who worked for Friedman said that they were sexually harassed at some point over the past 13 years
Friedman is now on indefinite leave from the celeb hot spot, which was backed by A-list stars including Jay Z
The restaurant was frequented by stars of Hollywood and music, including Bono
Trish Nelson said that she reached her breaking point in 2012 after he forcefully kissed her in a car while they shared a joint
She told Friedman's partner April Bloomfield about one incident, who said: 'That’s who he is. Get used to it. Or go work for someone else'
Employees referred to the third floor room at the establishment as 'the rape room,' where drinking, drug use and groping frequently took place

20171212 19:12 Bright Pebbles http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/jon-heely-disney-music-group-child-sex-abuse-1202634502/

Disney Music Executive Charged with Child Sex Abuse
20171212 10:24 Bright Pebbles https://twitter.com/mlcalderone/status/940326477446381569

The New Yorker has severed ties with Ryan Lizza in response to behavior the magazine believes to be “improper sexual conduct." Full statement:
20171212 09:47 Bright Pebbles http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/11/senate-expands-investigation-into-the-uranium-one-deal/

20171212 09:42 Bright Pebbles https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/12/wife-of-doj-deputy-was-fusion-gps-employee-cia-research-aid-and-applied-for-ham-radio-license-month-after-contracting-mi6-agent-christopher-steele/
Wife of DOJ Deputy Was Fusion GPS Employee, CIA Research Aid, and Applied for HAM Radio License Month After Contracting MI6 Agent Christopher Steele…
20171212 00:37 newc Obamacare destroyed so many peoples healthcare.
20171211 19:35 trailing wife Always welcome, my dear. As Obamacare rolled out, doctoring hours increased to the point where Dr. Steve had to step back from moderating. Thank goodness Besoeker was willing to step up — it got a bit frantic in the back room for a while.
20171211 09:39 Shipman Ah, thanks TW
20171210 14:54 trailing wife Shipman, Steve White is offsetting overlong hours doctoring with posting bird photos on Facebook.
20171210 14:24 Thing From Snowy Mountain I can't even....
20171210 14:23 Thing From Snowy Mountain
20171210 09:13 Shipman And now my nemesis Dr. White is MIA. :(