Brazil: Federation of Ceará confirms $ 30,000 Dallagnol fee, more walk in Beach Park

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF BRAZIL’S 247 NEWS)

 

Federation of Ceará confirms $ 30,000 Dallagnol fee, more walk in Beach Park

Dallagnol, coordinator of the Lava Jato task force, received a $ 30,000 fee to give a speech in 2018. The information that the prosecutor also stayed at the Beach Park hotel was confirmed by the board of the Federation of Industries state

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From Forum magazine – Involved in accusations of collusion, along with Sérgio Moro and other prosecutors, Deltan Dallagnol, coordinator of the Lava Jato task force, received a sum of R $ 30,000 to give a lecture in 2018. The event was the project Ideas in Debate, promoted by the Federation of Industries of Ceará (Fiec), as informed by Mônica Bergamo, Folha de S.Paulo.

The journalist had access to dialogues between Dallagnol and Sérgio Moro. The information that the prosecutor also stayed at the Beach Park hotel was confirmed by the board of the Federation of State Industries.

Dallagnol was hired via Centro Industrial do Ceará (CIC) for the event with businessmen. In the opportunity, he exposed the fight against corruption, which would be headed by the group of prosecutors of Curitiba, with then the judge Sérgio Moro.

With information from Eliomar’s Blog

Brazil: Reinaldo wants Moro’s resignation says he corrupted fight against corruption

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Reinaldo preaches Moro’s resignation and says he has corrupted the fight against corruption

“Moro is today a shadow of what he once was, and his current reputation is in line with his biography, and I think there is still a lot of adjustment to be made,” said columnist Reinaldo Azevedo

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247 – The journalist Reinaldo Azevedo reacted to the note of the minister Sergio Moro, in which he criticized the journalists who have divulged information of the Vaza Jato. “Moro is worried about the reputation of the journalists who publish the information contained in the material received by The Intercept Brazil?” “Well, do not tell me!” Instead of him, I would look in the mirror. the journalism that does its work and fulfills its function.How do we Moro authorize us – TIB, Folha, Veja and this journalist – to “publish something serious” Well, and who deems this seriousness? universal judge! “he quipped, in an article published in his blog .

“I will propose to the other vehicles that we meet with Moro when he decides to publish anything. If he gives his” imprimatur “, we publish it, if not then not! I would like to suggest that you give up on the brave: resign yourself! Moreover, you are still a minister, you should register: you campaign in favor of corruption, who corrupts the instruments of state to … fight corruption, “he concluded.

India: In CBI crackdown on corruption, nationwide raids at 110 locations in 30 cases

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF INDIA’S HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

In CBI crackdown on corruption, nationwide raids at 110 locations in 30 cases

Earlier this month, the CBI had searched premises of 13 companies and bank officials across the country for alleged bank frauds amounting to ₹1,139 crore.

INDIA Updated: Jul 09, 2019 13:56 IST

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The Central Bureau of Investigation jointly serves as a national security agency and intelligence agency.(AFP Photo)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting searches at 110 places across 19 states in its probe on cases of corruption and criminal misconduct/

“In a nationwide action, CBI is today conducting searches at around 110 places in 19 States/ Union Territories. CBI has registered around 30 separate cases relating to corruption, criminal misconduct and arms smuggling etc,” said a CBI official.

Searches were being conducted in various cities including Delhi, Bharatpur, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Jammu, Srinagar, Pune, Jaipur, Goa, Kanpur, Raipur, Hyderabad, Madurai, Kolkata, Rourkela, Ranchi, Bokaro, Lucknow and other places in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Andhraby Pradesh, Karnataka and Bihar.

Earlier this month, the CBI had searched premises of 13 companies and bank officials across the country for alleged bank frauds amounting to ₹1,139 crore.

The search and seizure was one of the biggest simultaneous, synchronised actions against bank loan defaulters in recent times. The CBI’s top-brass, including its director Rishi Kumar Shukla, directly monitored the countrywide action.

First Published: Jul 09, 2019 12:03 IST

4 Top Golf Courses in Florida

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF TRAVEL TRIVIA)
(oped: I find it a bit odd that President Trump’s Key Largo course is not on this list being that the fee is now $1 Million dollars per year, also consider that before he became President the cost was a meer $100 thousand per year.)(oldpoet56)

4 Top Golf Courses in Florida

Golfing and Florida go hand-in-hand thanks to balmy year-round temperatures, days of endless sunshine, and some of the most creative and expertly-crafted courses in the U.S.  With over 1,250 golf courses in the state, it can be hard to know which one is worthy of your time. Below we’ve got four of the craftiest, cleverest, most beautifully designed courses that will inspire the Tiger Woods in all of you.

Streamsong Red, Bowling Green

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Sitting roughly 50 miles southeast of Tampa, Bowling Green is a sub-3,000 resident town that packs a big punch when it comes to the game of golf. This course has a much more rugged and slightly unkempt feel to it than the others on this list while still maintaining its distinguished reputation and a solid air of dignity. It’s these characteristics coupled with the dramatic landscape that make Steamsong Red a celebrated course. This course was designed with walking golfers in mind; strolling the course not only allows for some expansive views, but it’s also the best way to truly experience the course. In fact, the walking golf philosophy is such a centric part of this course that there are months when no golf cart riding is allowed at all!

Fun Fact: Streamsong Red is actually one of three epic courses rolled into the 16,000-acres of windswept prairies, sculpted lakes and towering dunes.

Calusa Pines, Naples

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The story behind the birth of this course is just as inspiring as the course itself. Gary Chensoff beat cancer against the odds and went on to develop a multi-dimensional golf course on a plot of land as flat as a pancake.  With the goal in mind to make the course as unique as possible, designer Hurdzan-Fry crafted slopes and ridges from the fill of lakes that were made by blasting great holes into the ground with dynamite.  In fact, they got so blast-happy on this site, they ran up a cool $1 million-dollar bill on dynamite alone! While the daring shape of the course entices golfers from all around the world, it’s the thoughtful touches like the planting of 100 mature oak trees that gives this course a sophisticated feel.

Fun Fact:  Membership at this ultra-exclusive club runs around $150,000 bucks a pop!

TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach

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As the permanent host of the PGA-tour, the location, layout and wickedness of this course were honed to perfection to deliver thrilling games to the fans who watch and professionals who play. With a style defined by its creator as “grenade attack architecture”, this course is full of lumps, bumps, divots and carved out spaces that challenge even the world’s best players. Most notorious of all, however, is the 17th hole. Ringed in water, the island green provides a “sink-or-swim” moment of anxiety as the golfer attempts to clear the lake and sink the putt. All this might sound a little overwhelming for a novice golfer, but designer Pete Dye insists he made this course for players of all levels.

Fun Fact: The on-site Marriott Resort and Spa ensures a golf holiday doesn’t have to be all about smacking balls around the green – it’s totally okay to indulge in a spa treatment, take a dip in one of the pools, or dine in one of the resort’s seven restaurants.

Seminole, Juno Beach

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Topping Golf Digest’s list of best golf courses in Florida, Seminole also earns our pick as the state’s top golf course for several reasons. There’s a lot to love about the Atlantic-coast facing course, but critics often praise it as one of the country’s most impressive examples of golf course routing. While it wasn’t designed solely to trick golfers, it’s certainly not for those just starting out; Seminole has got a few tricks up its sleeve. The relatively flat-looking green isn’t as innocent as it appears. Much of the deception lies in the angled sides of the greens that mimic an ever-so-slight saucer shape. We can’t decide if this golf course is on the players’ side on not, but one thing is clear – a keen golfer won’t forget a game played Seminole.

Brazil: Political Prisoner Former President Lula Speaks Out

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE BRAZIL NEWS AGENCY 247)

 

‘It is not possible for someone in the 21st century to be a victim of the judiciary as I am,’ says Lula

Former President Lula has reached the highest level of outrage so far since he was arrested by Lava Jato; the messages exchanged between Moro and Dallagnol were the trigger for this degree of indignation to grow, since they confirmed all the suspicions raised by the ex-president’s defense; Lula says: “it is not possible that in the XXI century, someone is a victim of the Judiciary as I am being”

247 – Former President Lula has reached the highest level of outrage so far since he was arrested by Lava Jato. The messages exchanged between Moro and Dallagnol were the trigger for this degree of indignation to grow, since they confirmed all the suspicions raised by the former president’s defense. Lula says: “It is not possible that in the XXI century, someone is a victim of the Judiciary as I am.”

The former president also claimed that it is necessary for the judiciary to assess the merits of the case and make a decision, implying that it is the very reputation of the Judiciary that is at stake.

He said, “Look, what do I want? Let some court in the Judiciary read the merits of my case and make a decision. Because it is not possible that, after Moro’s lie, the lies of TRF4 come, that they did not even read my case. That is, I was judged at the cash register because it was necessary to judge before I could prescribe because the objective was not to allow me to be a candidate in 2018. It is not possible that in the XXI century, someone is a victim of the Judiciary as I am. “

Brazil: Intercept’s new bomb proves that plot against Lula was forged by Lava Jato

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Intercept’s new bomb proves that plot against Lula was forged by Lava Jato

The businessman Léo Pinheiro of OAS only became credible for Lava Jato’s task force after it changed its version and went on to accuse former President Lula and say that the reforms in the Guarujá triplex were counterpart to contracts at Petrobrás . In other words, he only became an informer after he said exactly what the Lava Jet required him to say

Léo Pinheiro asks for benefit 'to a maximum degree' after incriminating Lula

247 – Former President Lula has been held as a political prisoner for more than a year because of an award forged by the Attorney General’s Office. This is proof of the new batch of messages from Vaza Jato, released on Sunday by Folha de S. Paulo, in partnership with Intercept.

“The contractor who incriminated former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) in the case that took him to prison was treated with suspicion by Operation Lava Jato during almost the entire time he was willing to collaborate with the investigations, according to private messages exchanged between prosecutors involved in the negotiations, “the report said Sunday. “Léo Pinheiro, former president of the construction company OAS, only came to be considered creditworthy after changing several times his version on the triplex apartment of Guarujá (SP) that the company affirmed to have retired for the PT leader”.

The report recalls that Léo Pinheiro only presented the version used to convict Lula in April 2017, more than a year after the start of negotiations with Lava Jato. The dialogues examined by Folha and Intercept help to understand why the contractor’s negotiation negotiations, which have not yet been concluded, have been so haphazard – and suggest that the testimony about Lula and the triplet was decisive for the prosecutors to return to talk with Pinheiro , months after rejecting his first proposal of agreement. “That is: Léo Pinheiro was led to incriminate Lula to have his acceptance accepted.

The contractor was met with skepticism from the start. “The first news of LP version [Léo Pinheiro] on the site is already quite contrary to what we find here,” said one of the prosecutors, Paulo Roberto Galvão, in early March. “We are open to hearing about the company’s proposal but we are not committed to anything.”

Brazil: In partnership, Folha and Intercept reveal new crimes of Moro and Dallagnol

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In partnership, Folha and Intercept reveal new crimes of Moro and Dallagnol

Message packet notes that Sergio Moro and Deltan Dallagnol acted in tune in the episode of the illegal clamp of former president Dilma Rousseff and former president Lula, which was leaked to the National Journal and was decisive for the coup of 2016, which opened space for the rise of the far right in Brazil

247 – “Prosecutors on the front lines of Operation Lava Jato worked together to protect Sergio Moro and prevent tensions between him and the Federal Supreme Court from paralyzing investigations at a critical time for the task force in 2016,” says the first report from the partnership between Folha de S. Paulo and The Intercept. “The objective was to prevent the disclosure of papers found by the Federal Police in the home of an Odebrecht executive to escalate the confrontation with the STF by unduly exposing dozens of politicians who were entitled to a special forum – and which could only be investigated with the authorization of the court.”

Moro and Dallagnol feared that Minister Teori Zavascki would dismantle the investigations that were under Moro’s control in Curitiba, since they reached politicians with a privileged forum. “Tremendous ball in the back of the Pf,” said Moro. “And it’s going to look like an affront.” Moro also referred to the word ‘lambança’, when referring to the error of the PF. 

“Know not only that the immense majority of society is with you, but that we will do all that is necessary to defend you from unjust accusations,” Dallagnol replied, about Moro having in his possession data on persons with a privileged forum.

In this first partnership, Folha and Intercept show that the judge must stay equidistant between prosecution and defense – and not act as one of the parties. What the messages reveal is that Moro was head of the prosecution throughout Operation Lava Jato.

Trusting The Government: U.S., Russia, China, North Korea, All The Same?

Trusting The Government: U.S., Russia, China, North Korea, All The Same?

 

I was born in the mid 1950’s and grew up watching Walter Cronkite deliver the evening news. Mr. Cronkite was by most considered to be the “most trusted man in America.” Whom is it that you totally trust the most in American news media or within the political realm today? With all the news outlets of today all trying to get you to watch or listen to them I find it difficult to put much trust in any of them. There are two main reasons for that, one is that each of these outlets are companies, they are ‘for profit’. Two is the consideration of where are they getting their information?

 

I am in my early 60’s now so during the past 50 years or so we here in the U.S. have been constantly told that we are the good guys and governments who are Communist are the bad guys. From all of the reading and studying that I have done over the years I really don’t doubt that these Communists governments are far less than friendly toward their own population nor to others. Communists seem to think military first and usually military only and it is a proven fact that very few people who are military oriented are very good public leaders. Military frame of mind and civilian frame of mind seldom seem to end up within the same person. Then again within the non-communists countries the people have to put up with politicians who seem to change their mind like farts in a breeze. Here in the U.S. we the people have learned a lot since the NSA murdered John and Bobby Kennedy back in the 60’s. When Nixon was President he illegally expanded the war in Vietnam into Laos and Cambodia. We had military personal who died there or were captured there that our government turned their back on as well as their families basically saying they must have deserted. When the U.S. officially left Vietnam Nixon got on TV and said there were no more POWs in southeast Asia, knowing very well that he was lying to the people. Reality comes down to the fact of truth or not the truth, trust or not being able to trust.

 

Now I am going to talk about current events here in the U.S. and this reality of trust or no trust. On a personal level can you trust a person on really serious matters when you absolutely know as a fact that they have lied to you many many occasions?  In the last 24-36 hours we have been hearing on the news that Iran shot down an unmanned U.S. spy drone. The early news strongly hinted that the drone was over Iranian land which by all forms of international law would have been a violation committed by the Americans and Iran would have had every right to shoot it down. By international law every country which borders a body of water has 12 miles sovereignty except for China’s Communists government who seems to want to claim at least a few thousand miles sovereignty but that is another story for other articles. Now the U.S. government is saying that the drone was 21 miles off of Iran’s coast and if this is true then basically Iran committed and act of war against the U.S. and the U.S. government would have the right to retaliate against Iran. The issue is, how can we trust our own government when they and especially our President is a habitual liar? President George W. Bush’s lies paved the way for us to start a war with Iraq. Personally I believe that he was just trying to show his Daddy that he could ‘one-up’ him and take out Saddam. Think of the cost of those lies in terms of thousands of people dead and about a trillion dollars of taxpayer money thrown into that bloodbath. Today’s news headline said that some of the Republicans in the Senate were upset that President Trump called off a bombing raid in Iran that would have started an all out war with them and their allies. Going to war with anyone should not be a partisan matter and going to war should not be in the hands of one person. If we are going to enter a war this war should be voted on and passed by at least 2/3 of the Congress and the Senate. This is not a computer game, many thousands of people will die. So, what is the truth on this matter, can you or I honestly trust anything that Mr. Trump says? Personally I don’t. Credibility is something that our leaders no longer have, their word is not good enough any more. If we go to war with Iran they have many allies including many sleeper cells within our own borders, many Americans on American land will die, life as we have always know it here in the States will be over. But, how the hell can we the people ever know if what we are being told is the truth, or just another lie.

 

BOLSONARO ATTACKS MP AND ASKS FOR END OF INVESTIGATION ON QUEIROZ

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF BRAZIL 247 NEWS)

 

IN THE U.S. A SITTING PRESIDENT IS ABOVE THE LAW: PERIOD!

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF CNN)

 

Hundreds of former Justice officials assert Trump would be facing felony charges if he were not President

Washington (CNN)Hundreds of former Justice Department officials said in an open letter released Monday that President Donald Trump would be facing multiple felony charges stemming from the Russia investigation if he were not President.

The letter posted online by Justice Department alumni, who served under presidents from both parties, said the report from special counsel Robert Mueller contained repeated instances of Trump committing obstruction of justice, and that he would have been charged with obstructionif he was not protected as President by an opinion from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel that Mueller cited.
“We believe strongly that, but for the OLC memo, the overwhelming weight of professional judgment would come down in favor of prosecution for the conduct outlined in the Mueller Report,” the letter read.
The letter was posted to Medium and said it was being updated by the group Protect Democracy, a nonprofit group that has combated the Trump administration. CNN has reached out to Protect Democracy regarding the letter.
The letter was signed by officials from a wide-range of backgrounds, and included former US attorneys and other top officials from both parties.
The Washington Post, which previously reported on the letter, which said signatories to the letter included officials whose time in government included every administration since President Dwight Eisenhower.
The Mueller report as released by the Department of Justice showed the special counsel looked into whether Trump committed obstruction and laid out specific, unsuccessful instances by Trump to obstruct the special counsel itself. In the report, Mueller said he could not conclude “no criminal conduct occurred” on the topic.
Attorney General William Barr, who criticized the obstruction probe last year, said after the conclusion of Mueller’s investigation that both he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined Mueller’s evidence was “not sufficient” to support prosecuting Trump for obstruction.