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Former “Republican” Speaker Indicted

DENNIS HASTERT BUSTED FOR PAYING “HUSH MONEY” TO BLACKMAILER || By FITSNEWS ||  Back in the late 1990s – when American politicians should have been busy reigning in bureaucracy, entitlements and charting a sustainable fiscal course for the future – they were busy doing other things. Like young female interns….

DENNIS HASTERT BUSTED FOR PAYING “HUSH MONEY” TO BLACKMAILER

|| By FITSNEWS ||  Back in the late 1990s – when American politicians should have been busy reigning in bureaucracy, entitlements and charting a sustainable fiscal course for the future – they were busy doing other things.

Like young female interns.  And other women who weren’t their wives.

In fact after former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich‘s dramatic fall from grace (which preceded the Bill Clinton impeachment drama), then Speaker-elect of the U.S. House Bob Livingston was forced to resign his post after acknowledging that he, like Clinton, had engaged in an illicit affair.

Livingston’s decision to step aside ultimately led to the election of Illinois’ Dennis Hastert to the Speaker’s chair – a position he held from 1999 until the Democratic takeover of the House following the 2006 elections.

Was Hastert worth a damn on fiscal issues?  Hell no.  He was a “big gubmint” politician through and through, and along with fellow “Republicans” George W. Bush and Bill Frist, he helped steer the U.S. ship of state in a completely unsustainable direction.

Now we find Hastert had other issues …

This week, the 73-year-old politician – who resigned from the House in 2007 – was indicted by the federal government for concealing payments made to a blackmailer from 2010-14.

These payments – an estimated $1.7 million in total (out of a promised $3.5 million) – were made “in order to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct” toward the unnamed individual, according to the government.  Unfortunately for Hastert, bankers and law enforcement officials became suspicious of his cash withdrawals and questioned him about them – at which point he was busted lying to the FBI.

Hastert – a lobbyist for Washington, D.C.-based Dickstein Shapiro LLC – resigned his position with the firm in the aftermath of his indictment.

So what did Hastert do?

Um … yeah.

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239 comments

You Know My Name May 29, 2015 at 10:22 am

Interesting! I never knew until now that it was illegal to pay a blackmailer.

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GT Incognito May 29, 2015 at 10:28 am

If I tell the black mailer that I will get in trouble for paying him, does that mean he won’t release those pics of me in a threesome with the goats?

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FastEddy23 May 29, 2015 at 10:37 am

Him? Do you think he was a part of Barnyard Frankfurter’s cabal?

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Manray9 May 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

For those kinds of parties: Rule #1 — No Photos! What happens in the barnyard stays in the barnyard.

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fc May 29, 2015 at 11:50 am

If you have any photos though I’ll take em!

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shifty henry May 29, 2015 at 11:36 am

I am interested in what sin(s) worth 3.5 million he is guilty of. Or is the ‘blackmail’ just an excuse for some other cover-up. And who is the ‘blackmailer’?

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Garbage May 29, 2015 at 12:39 pm

That is exactly what I thought – 3.5 million?

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 1:13 pm

after leading the charge against the bubba blowjob, it’s probably someone he taught to give one.

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TroubleBaby May 29, 2015 at 9:39 pm

boys….

Bayowolf June 2, 2015 at 7:31 pm

He became Speaker after Clinton was impeached but before he was tried in the Senate.

euwe max June 2, 2015 at 9:08 pm

The solemn day began just before 10 A.M., when a procession of 13 House Republicans, led by Representative Henry J. Hyde, paraded past the marble statuary on the second floor of the Capitol and into the Senate chamber.

”Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye!” the Senate sergeant-at-arms, James W. Ziglar, called out to the 100 senators and spectators in the visitors galleries. ”All persons are commanded to keep silent on pain of imprisonment.” It was a proclamation used in the trial of Andrew Johnson — the only other President to be judged by the Senate — in 1868.

Mr. Hyde, an Illinois Republican, stood at a wooden lectern in the well of the chamber. The other House Republicans lined up nearby. As the senators sat quietly, Mr. Hyde, 74, read the two articles of impeachment that were approved by the House in December. He accused Mr. Clinton of having ”willfully corrupted and manipulated the judicial process of the United States for his personal gain and exoneration.”

The 13 managers:

Chairman Henry Hyde of Illinois
Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin
Bill McCollum of Florida
George Gekas of Pennsylvania
Charles Canady of Florida
Steve Buyer of Indiana
Ed Bryant of Tennessee
Steve Chabot of Ohio
Bob Barr of Georgia
Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas
Chris Cannon of Utah
James E. Rogan of California
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina

I had somehow confused Hyde with Hastert… fat old white fucks, who could blame me?

Bayowolf June 3, 2015 at 5:38 am

No problemo there. Wasn’t Hyde also from Illinois?

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Me too! I cannot fathom anything someone would have on me that I would be willing to pay them to keep it on the quiet side. Especially, given that the statute of limitations has likely expired in this case.

I spent some time this a.m. looking up Statue of limitations (http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-law-basics/time-limits-for-charges-state-criminal-statutes-of-limitations.html among other sources, but this is the one most easy to digest). It’s get a little shady if you move without cause or move period, but it seems by the time this person approached him, statute of limitation had likely ran it’s course. The only thing I can dream up – he didn’t want it to ruin his career, ability to make money as a lobbyist.

When he was a teacher/coach, when the incident supposedly took place, or even when he appointed Speaker, he didn’t have a lot of money – certainly not 3.5 MIL. This conversation took place years later.

As usual, something is amiss.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 2:27 pm

I also wonder who Subject “A” is and why his name is not released? Maybe he was a juvenile at the time the act occurred, but he certainly wasn’t by the time he approached him years later, assuming “A” was a high school student. Doesn’t add.

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fc May 29, 2015 at 11:48 am

GrandTango that is gross, you should be marrying dogs like me!

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GT Incognito May 29, 2015 at 2:46 pm

I tried that once but goat dicks taste much better than dog dicks to me.

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The Prophet Mohammed May 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm

When you get an answer let me know. You think you’ve got problems? I have this little matter of video, me, and three four male hogs who I managed to bring to climax three times in a row.

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FastEddy23 May 29, 2015 at 10:35 am

Depends on who’s money you’re using. Yours or the IRS’s.

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Manray9 May 29, 2015 at 11:01 am

Apparently it is if you circumvent federal banking laws to do so.

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Bayowolf May 29, 2015 at 11:11 am

It’s illegal to withdraw your own money from your own bank account?? Damn those banksters!!

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SCBlues May 29, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Depends (not the ones you wear) how much and how often!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2015 at 9:57 pm

It’s illegal to withdraw your own money from your own bank account??

Precisely.

If the Feds think that you are making the withdrawals in a way to circumvent the Federal bank reporting laws.

Even if there was no crime (tax evasion etc.) associated with the withdrawal.

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Bayowolf June 2, 2015 at 6:38 am

Oh, yeah! I forgot all about the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). I remember that, when I worked for the Cash Office of what was then the largest bank in Arizona but now part of the largest bank in the U.S., we had to constantly fill out BSA forms for the three supermarket chains that were among our clients; each store would average $100,000 per deposit except during the Holidays when each would deposit upwards to $250,000.

Hastert Drool May 29, 2015 at 11:47 am

If he’s paying a blackmailer to keep his illegal doings under wraps, it would be obstruction of justice.

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 1:12 pm

uh… no.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2015 at 10:24 am

…1990s – when American politicians should have been busy reigning in bureaucracy, entitlements and charting a sustainable fiscal course …

Whoa, Nellie.

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Victorious Secret May 29, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Giddy-up.

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm

You’re going to lose your edge, eating low-hanging fruit.

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SCBlues May 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Touche’

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm

TBG has a fantastic imagination… I wonder if writing is part of his profession..

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TroubleBaby May 29, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Me thinks it’s a distinct possibility.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2015 at 9:15 pm

You’re going to lose your edge, eating low-hanging fruit like that.

People who “write for a living” that misuse rein/reign, your/you’re and pallet/palate/palette pushed TBG over the edge years ago, Homie.

ITBGRC, Charleston’s Post and Courier managed to misuse two of the pallet/palate/palette homonyms in the same article several years back.

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shifty henry May 29, 2015 at 11:21 pm

You reminded of the rookie reporter for the State Paper who was instructed not to use the same word too many times in an article, this being the result of reporting on the series of thefts of bananas from vendors at the Farmers Market. Every paragraph included the word banana several times.

Several weeks later some monkeys escaped from their cages at Riverbanks Zoo. The reporter’s article said that the monkeys were finally captured by luring them back to their cages using the bait, ELONGATED YELLOW FRUIT.

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Guest May 29, 2015 at 10:24 am

Obama feds got FIFA and Hassert.Big fuckin deal. 1.7 million is a small change compared to what the Clinton ‘Mafia Fund’ Foundation has laundered.

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Guest #2 May 29, 2015 at 10:31 am

True.

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Guest #3 May 29, 2015 at 10:46 am

Dats right, we seens it on the Fox Newsy.

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Guest #4 May 29, 2015 at 11:18 am

LMAO!!! LMAO!!!

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Guest #666 May 29, 2015 at 11:45 am

OMG BOZ stop stealing my screen name!!!!!!!! LMAO!!! LMAO!!!

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Zed May 29, 2015 at 11:55 am

You got more names than me!

oz Martin

Buz Martin

Boz The Buzzman

That Boz Guy At The Beach

William Bozworth Martin

Ballyhoo Burlesque

Bawdyville

Ballyhoo BurlyCruise

Hypno-Exotica

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Guest #1929 May 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Hold on, let me pray to Nikki to triple our taxes, then I will make a new name for you! LMAO!!! LMAO!!!

a.k.a. The Buzzman May 29, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Due to your (predictable) hijacking of the “Zed” ID, pogo, I will no longer use it.

btw, I never used “oz Martin.” Must have been a typo. I did, however, use both “Oz Bodkins” (and “Ods Bozkins”) for several years — for a character I played, for pay, at RenFaires, and in nightclub and coffeehouse gigs. Strangest act I ever did. In front of an audience, anyway.

Nölff May 29, 2015 at 11:39 am

“My team is better than yours” No my team is better STFU.

Both teams are cheats and liars.

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Krimsen King May 29, 2015 at 10:31 am

‘Back in the late 1990s – when American politicians should have been busy reigning in bureaucracy, entitlements and charting a sustainable fiscal course for the future – they were busy doing other things.’….. now, I won’t deny all our politicians were ‘busy doing other things’…. but are these the same 90’s that saw a TRILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS??….. is THAT the time ‘entitlements’ needed to be ‘reigned in’… is THAT the time when our ‘fiscal course’ was unsustainable??….. hahahahaha good grief, ‘author’, don’t let reality get in the way of your ridiculous partisan delusions, huh… hahahahaha ;)

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Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm

I think you are ” spot on ” with your post. Then, someone, somehow, put a hand in the cookie jar. I have not been able to pinpoint the culprit, culprits ? I do know a CEO brings in the bacon.

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Krimsen King May 29, 2015 at 1:33 pm

hmmmm well, let me help you find the pinpoint…. or pinpoints… obviously, not only one particular thing that did this…. ok, oligarchy, beginnings… well, allowing ANY money or profiteering in our electoral system immediately begins the corruption, but then we have the formation of a modern political/religious cult calling itself ‘conservative’ that has become far more puritanical, absolutist, and really rather radical (anti-gov’t) than anything traditionally understood as actually conservative….. this cult, and the oligarchs who exploit it, began formation back in the ‘nixon’ era of political shenanigans…. his ‘opening of china to the west’ was really only the beginnings of massive exploitation and corruption, and it wasn’t until the 80’s, when this ‘religious right’ began gathering all over the country that we really started to see truly dark and ridiculous political cults forming… with the nationwide voice of the great cult leader ‘rush’, these loyal cult followers began to be able to find each other in every corner of the country, and began to exert substantial political power as a voting block…. the absolutist and puritanical philosophies of this anti-government cult only grew and grew since then, until they actually managed to take over the government at the turn of the century… that’s when they actually allowed COMMUNIST china into the ‘wto’ or ‘world trade organization’ despite STILL having a truly appalling human rights record…. still, even today, despite massive ‘american’ factories employing masses of Chinese slaves for the benefit of massive ‘american’ profits….. But I digress….. the real end of our democratic republic finally came when this cult managed to convince just about EVERYONE of this ridiculous HORRIBLE delusion that ‘money’ is somehow equivalent to ‘speech’…. an obvious fallacy, as money has only EVER been an amplifier of speech and in no way EVER somehow equivalent to it… bottom line, the ‘culprits’ you’re looking for are our sanctified ‘job creators’ and ‘corporate innovators’… our very fewest, very wealthiest ‘campaign donors’ and ‘corporate lobbyists’…. THESE are the cult leaders who manage to convince people that public services, necessary to civilized human society, could or should somehow be ‘privatized’ and profiteered for the sake of some delusional, vague platitudes about ‘free market solutions’ and ‘personal responsibility’… These are the OLIGARCHS who have literally, technically destroyed the free and fairly-elected democratic republic that WE THE PEOPLE once had….. sorry for droning on…… Welcome to medieval america… welcome to the oligarchy ;)

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm

In short, Republicans are scum.

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Krimsen King May 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm

hahahaha no, not REMOTELY….. no, friend…. only OLIGARCHS are scum…. they just find it rather easy to EXPLOIT the ‘republican’ party….

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 1:42 pm

that’s what I said!

Krimsen King May 29, 2015 at 1:53 pm

hahahahaha careful those ridiculous partisan delusions, now… obviously there is no single political party that has a monopoly on corruption… hahahaha very nice tho :)

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 10:35 pm

no single political party that has a monopoly on corruption
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Well, it’s not because the Republicans haven’t *tried*!

Krimsen King May 29, 2015 at 10:39 pm

hahahahahahahaha ;)

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm

I agree no party has a monopoly on corruption, but you sure jump on that ship that screams the Republicans are corrupt and fail to point out anyone else is, if it crosses your party line.

Humorous it is… but you bind yourself to divisive politics and refuse to agree even where there is ground for agreement. Both the left and the right are “Pushers.” Maybe it is time for those of us trapped in the middle to stand, back to back, and push out. Wonder what might happen then?

Instead of fighting with each other and supporting a party line, wonder what we could accomplish if we could agree, where agreement can be found? Otherwise, we are tools of the far left and the far right. Pissing in the wind. Pawns in the political arena to be used as fodder.

The choice is ours for the making. I’ll extend an olive branch and fight back to back with you, if you are willing to do the same.

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

and just so Squishy doesn’t start questioning where I might find an olive branch – any branch will serve the purpose.

euwe max May 31, 2015 at 5:03 pm

It’s a matter of magnitude – stealing a coat, and stealing the pensions of millions of Americans.

Garbage May 31, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Obscure as usual – ha! *I* didn’t steal anyone’s coat or pension :)

euwe max May 31, 2015 at 5:12 pm

I vas only volloving oadas. I vorked in de kitchen!

Und.. und.. de Amerikans bombed DRESDEN!

Garbage May 31, 2015 at 8:17 pm

You were only following orders. You worked in the kitchen! And….and….the Americans bombed Dresden!

Interesting: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/visualization-shows-the-sad-truth-on-how-many-lives-wer-1707633154

euwe max June 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm
SYNTwist June 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Very interesting, I certainly never expect you to post that, specifically “as we judge the WWII generation (particularly in Europe) for their failure to stop the death camps sooner.”

I am guessing your focus is on the sanctions against N. Korea.

euwe max June 1, 2015 at 4:39 pm

That N. Korea stuff was an add-on to my original post in my own forum… stolen!

SYNTwist June 1, 2015 at 4:41 pm

do you have a public forum? I might have looked at it on your Disqus in the past – seems I did, just a little difficult to navigate, but interesting.

SYNTwist June 1, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Reminds me of the Scientist who developed the technology behind the atomic bomb. Not saying it was not necessary, but I think it would have weighed on my heart too. My bestie is from Japan.

Sometimes we all come up with bright concepts that we share with the world, via social media or collaboration, and they aren’t used in ways the inventor had imagined.

euwe max June 2, 2015 at 12:31 am
SYNTwist June 2, 2015 at 1:16 am

Yes. I think men are better at remembering names, I am guilty of remembering acts with no credits – good or bad. I have to look names up, only pictures created in my mind to rely on.

I am thankful for his contributions. I also empathize with his struggle of invention. A heavy heart he must have had. While he may feel like a destroyer, I wonder how many lives he might have saved. We’ll never know with certainty, but I believe he saved America and many other lives, yet I empathize with the burden he carried. It was not his intent.

Compartmentalization.

euwe max June 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Wars save lives…. no, wait!

SYNTwist June 2, 2015 at 5:34 pm

No, bombs do! Bad joke. Once war has been declared, as was the case of WWII, Americans didn’t want to get involved and it was the most costly in lives. We didn’t start that war, what options did we have? Diplomacy certainly didn’t appear to be an option, nor were non-intervention policies working.

SCBlues May 29, 2015 at 2:48 pm

They’re scummier than scum – please apologize to scum for even saying that!

SCBlueWoman May 29, 2015 at 9:47 pm

He was Duggard.

Guest May 29, 2015 at 9:49 pm

He is Clinton.

Unknown People May 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Hastert was a nobody who was placed in the Speakership as a lackey for the real power ,Tom “The Hammer “Delay to deflect a little attention from his shenanigans.

It never worked very well.

Everyone knew Delay was calling the shots.

Indeed when Haster left the Speakership ,a poll showed over 50% of the American people didn’t even know who he was.

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Krimsen King May 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

wait…. so who is he, then?… hahahahaha excellent point and absolutely true :)

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 3:04 pm

I thought he was “the exterminator.”

TroubleBaby May 29, 2015 at 9:33 pm

Only to the boys he molested.

Guest May 29, 2015 at 9:45 pm

If that is true it will be sad.He was a RINO/Democrat anyway.Just another criminal, like Obama, from Illinois.

SCBlueWoman May 29, 2015 at 9:46 pm

You are full of BS and projection. Are you a ped too?

Guest May 29, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Not me.We know you are a lesbian,abortion loving quack? Bet your boys are ‘peds’?

Manray9 May 29, 2015 at 4:33 pm

You’re expecting Sic to allow the facts to detract from the screed? Come now.

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FastEddy23 May 29, 2015 at 10:33 am

Of interest: Hastert was making enough payola as a lobbyist to make those payments. Wondering if it was deductible?

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utah May 29, 2015 at 11:37 am

Will, you’ve got this wrong, wrong, wrong. He wasn’t indicted for paying a blackmailer–that’s not illegal. He was indicted for lying to feds about “structuring”–which is a bullshit law that allows the government to assert criminal charges for behavior that is lawful except when a government employee determines the behavior is unlawful. I think this topic would greatly interest you, as it is right in your wheelhouse as far as railing against government intrusion, the war on drugs (which this law supposedly targets), etc.

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Diogenes May 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm

…when American politicians should have been busy reigning (sic)in bureaucracy…. I always thought that monarchs “reigned” and animals were “reined” in, but whatever. Maybe Hastert was doing some “reining in” of somebody while he was “reigning” in office.

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SCBlues May 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm

It’s raining, men – hallelujah!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2015 at 9:29 pm

It’s raining, men – hallelujah!

Ah yes….The Weather Girls

*TBG’s mind wanders off the kibbutz/reservation…*

Hallelujah!

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Garbage May 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Who in the world thinks they can take out 1.7 million in cash, over a span of what appears to be 4 years, and not raise suspicion?

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm

He should have just taken out 5 million, paid the tax on it, given it to the guy in cash and if anyone asked what he did with the money, said he built a bonfire out of it, and masturbated to the flames.

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Garbage May 29, 2015 at 1:11 pm

LOL

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dumas May 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm

you aren’t taxed on money you withdraw from your bank account.

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SCBlues May 29, 2015 at 2:44 pm

LOL Withdraw a few millions from yours and see if Uncle Sam comes calling or not!

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likeapro May 29, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Al Sharpton reportedly gets away with avoiding payment of all kinds of taxes…supposedly his financial statements have all been suspiciously devoured by flames…twice!…hmmm…

Guest May 29, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Shit.Hillary is going up in flames so DOJ/FBI just doing what Obama telling them to do-release all the shit on ANYTHING that can possibly damage Republicans.

GET FIFA!!!

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 10:31 pm

ANYTHING that can possibly damage Republicans.

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I know, right? Even a little harmless 3.5 million dollar payoff for pedophilia…

It’s like there’s *no* rock they won’t turn over in this merciless witch hunt.

Guest May 29, 2015 at 10:36 pm

Hacker…I sure hope you grew up in Tucumcari. Ain’t “no” rock been investigated in this hunt.

Night.

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm

banking institutions offer more than 2 types of accounts.

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euwe idiot May 29, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Sure they do, but there’s absolutely no evidence that Hastert was withdrawing money from an account that would’ve required taxes be paid. Had that been the case, don’t you think he would’ve been charged with tax evasion?

Garbage May 29, 2015 at 4:50 pm

“The withdrawals in question began in June 2010, including 15 of $50,000 each, until the spring of 2012, according to the indictment. Officials at the bank asked Hastert about those cash transactions, because federal law requires reporting of transactions of $10,000 or more as part of efforts to track money laundering and other criminal behavior. Shortly thereafter, Hastert began making regular withdrawals of less than $10,000, the indictment alleged.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/05/28/former-house-speaker-dennis-hastert-indicted/

a.k.a. The Buzzman May 29, 2015 at 5:56 pm

He was charged with “structuring” to hide the payments, and then lying about it.

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

I didn’t say there was any evidence – I was just pointing out to dumas that you can be taxed on money you withdraw from your bank account – he said you “can’t” be taxed on money you withdraw from your bank account…

dumas’ mom named him appropriately, huh?

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2015 at 9:43 pm

I was just pointing out to dumas that you can be taxed on money you withdraw from your bank account – he said you “can’t” be taxed on money you withdraw from your bank account…

TBG’s gotta side with the Musketeers guy on this one, Chief.

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 10:14 pm

If it’s an IRA account, for example.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2015 at 10:26 pm

If it’s an IRA account, for example.

Yes, but IRA withdrawals in any amount are reported to the IRS via the good ol’ 1099.

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 10:28 pm

I know, but that wasn’t the question.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2015 at 10:57 pm

I know, but that wasn’t the question.

*nods*

Aight.
Good point.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2015 at 9:35 pm

Who in the world thinks they can take out 1.7 million in cash, over a span of what appears to be 4 years, and not raise suspicion?

People who still believe America is a free country?

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TroubleBaby May 29, 2015 at 9:37 pm

The only caveat there, is that appears he might have used campaign funds that were redirected in shady ways…with some Turkish national security issues as well.

So it wasn’t exactly “his” money to start….if I have the facts correct.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm

TBG should have been clearer that in no way was he defending Hastert. (TBG strongly suspects he is scum.)

TBG was merely criticising the Federal “Structuring” laws.

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 10:25 pm

(TBG strongly suspects he is scum.)

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If there’s still any doubt, I’ve just learned he’s a Republican.

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 11:51 pm

“The stated purpose [of the Silk Road] was to be beyond the law. In the world you created over time, democracy didn’t exist. You were captain of the ship, the Dread Pirate Roberts,” she told Ulbricht as she read the sentence, referring to his pseudonym as the Silk Road’s leader. “Silk Road’s birth and presence asserted that its…creator was better than the laws of this country. This is deeply troubling, terribly misguided, and very dangerous.”

Ulbricht got life in prison.

Yes? May 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

…is there a point you are trying to make with the reference?

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 30, 2015 at 5:51 pm

In the world you created over time, democracy didn’t exist.

She lost TBG right there.

Ulbricht got life in prison.

“You mess with the bull, you get the horn.”
-Former NASCAR driver Jimmy “Mr. Excitement” Spencer

euwe max May 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In the world you created over time, democracy didn’t exist.

She lost TBG right there.

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When I read that line, I did a double-take and had to read it again to make sure I read it right. Her summary of the situation was over-the-top preachy and self-important… she thought she was at some kind of historical nexus, I guess.

He was just Jenny from the block with another angle.

TroubleBaby May 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Oh yea, I know. No worries. I was just adding information that might have been useful(or not).

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Yeah, but how many of *those* are there?

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nitrat May 30, 2015 at 9:38 am

Per NYT, he did it in a particularly suspicious way:

“According to the federal indictment made public on Thursday, Mr. Hastert gave money to the unnamed person for four years, starting in 2010.
At first, Mr. Hastert provided $50,000 in cash from several bank accounts to the person every six weeks, for a total of 15 such exchanges, the indictment said.
Banks are required to report cash withdrawals of more than $10,000, and in April 2012, bank officials questioned Mr. Hastert about sizable withdrawals from his accounts.
That July, Mr. Hastert began making smaller withdrawals, of less than $10,000, and he continued providing them to the person at prearranged meeting places and times, the indictment said.
Later, the arrangements changed so that Mr. Hastert was providing $100,000 every three months, the indictment said.
By 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service began investigating the withdrawals, focusing, federal authorities said, on whether cash was being taken out in a way that was intended to evade bank reporting requirements.”

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TroubleBaby May 29, 2015 at 9:35 pm

If not for Sibel Edmonds, he might have actually gotten away with it.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 10:23 am

??? Missing the humor/connection.

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 10:24 pm

There goes my childhood ambition!

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 10:15 am

(dying laughing!)

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nitrat May 30, 2015 at 9:32 am

Per NYT, he did it in a particularly suspicious way:

“According to the federal indictment made public on Thursday, Mr. Hastert gave money to the unnamed person for four years, starting in 2010.
At first, Mr. Hastert provided $50,000 in cash from several bank accounts to the person every six weeks, for a total of 15 such exchanges, the indictment said.
Banks are required to report cash withdrawals of more than $10,000, and in April 2012, bank officials questioned Mr. Hastert about sizable withdrawals from his accounts.
That July, Mr. Hastert began making smaller withdrawals, of less than $10,000, and he continued providing them to the person at prearranged meeting places and times, the indictment said.
Later, the arrangements changed so that Mr. Hastert was providing $100,000 every three months, the indictment said.
By 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service began investigating the withdrawals, focusing, federal authorities said, on whether cash was being taken out in a way that was intended to evade bank reporting requirements.”

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 3:09 pm

???????

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 1:07 pm

He was a brilliant Foley artist.

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a.k.a. The Buzzman May 29, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Maybe 3 of us get the pun.

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 8:14 pm

…it’s lonely at the top.

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say what? May 30, 2015 at 9:35 am

Let me guess…you have too be a pedophile to get the ‘pun’?

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The Buzzman May 30, 2015 at 11:51 am

Actually, all that is required is a knowledge of filmmmaking and sound effects. Which, in your mind and that of GT, probably does equate to being a pedophile. Sadly enough.

It also requires that you remember the Mark Foley scandal.

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U We Pee Wee May 30, 2015 at 9:33 am

California Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Democrat, wants to federalize a state law that protects pedophiles. No, that’s not the main part of the bill, known in California as SB1172. Speier’s bill is designed to prohibit counseling to change a person’s sexual orientation. “Sexual orientation change efforts’ means any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation,” the bill says. Under the bill’s language, a mental health counselor could be sanctioned if there was an attempt to get a pedophile or gay individual to change his behavior or speak negatively about their behavior as it relates to sexuality.
When the law was passed in California, Republicans did attempt to add an amendment specifying that pedophilia is not covered as an orientation, but the Democrats defeated the amendment. What the Democrats either failed to realize or didn’t care about was that, by labeling pedophilia a sexual orientation, discrimination laws apply and pedophiles cannot be barred from jobs such as teaching preschool based solely on their pedophilia.

Democrats are trying to legalize pedophilia.

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Rakkasan May 30, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Show us the part of the bill that says “pedophile or gay individual”. I’m throwing a BS card on this. The blog that posted this was corrected (stating that this was not part of the legislation–ever) by the Speier’s communications director and the website subsequently apologized for their mistake but stated that it was their concern that pedophilia would be considered a legit sexual orientation IN THE FUTURE.
So, 2 things: 1) Get it clear before you makes such inflammatory claims, and 2) Stop the hate

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Rakafag May 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Fuck you! 99% of all claims on Fits are inflammatory.If you can’t handle the heat pussy-get out of the kitchen.

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Rakkasan May 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Thanks for your informed comment Pee Wee. You might try actually READING the posts on FITS. But anyway, would you and your extremist buds just go ahead and just go ahead and formally re-launch the No Nothing Party

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Is it Pee Wee or Pee Dee? One has to ask. If the latter a political hack trying to make a come back.

Rakkasan May 30, 2015 at 5:53 pm

So, Fag. Are you the moderator/censor? Cause my reply to you just disappeared.

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Andy is that you?

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twisted minds May 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm

SYNTwist is that you!!!!????Congratulations-2 days without deleting your posts and/or account.

Slow day for the feds?You and narc boy Buz picked out any new victims?

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 5:37 pm

I don’t have any victims. I refuse to be a victim – I speak my mind. I am the least popular visitor on this site regardless what name I use. If I used my real name, probably more popular with some groups and less with others, but overall – the bottom line is – I’m not in a popularity contest.

Please click like after you read this, I’m at 10% or less of likes v. comments. I really need to drive those likes up. SMHLMAO!

How was rehab?

a.k.a. The Buzzman May 30, 2015 at 6:45 pm

You honestly think you are less popular than GT or flippy pogo? Oh HELL no!

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Yes, I am – look at their like clicks – ha! I do realize there is a tool to drive up likes, I could have several thousand in a short period of time, if that was my game.

I’m not in a popularity contest….if I was… I would have stayed in the game. I don’t require approval to post my thoughts/beliefs.

To answer your question straight forward – I am the least popular person on this site. I don’t mind that. I like a good challenge.

a.k.a. The Buzzman May 31, 2015 at 8:42 am

You are gorgeous, and I admire you, but you are wrong about this.

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 6:59 pm

I did mind when I had something I needed to do. Summer is here and I’m not saying I will comment more, but my stress level dramatically went down yesterday. I gotta a couple months that should be stress free.

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 6:10 pm
a.k.a. The Buzzman May 31, 2015 at 8:41 am

Haha! “narc boy Buz.” You a funnay man, pogoflip. If we look at the real meaning of “narc”, as being one who informs on drug dealers, yes, I’ve done that. When I know someone is selling to minors, I will get their ass busted in a heartbeat.

If you want to make “narc” mean one who informs on criminals in general, isn’t that what patriotic citizens are supposed to do? When it comes to certain very limited range of things of which I had knowlege in Myrtle Beach a few years back, sure, I let the authorities know about it. Did I make some mistakes in what I reported to the public about certain other people. Yep. Sure did.

You, on the other hand, lie about people every single day.

Evil narc boy flippy pogo.

tomstickler May 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Try to keep up, people. The indictment was not for paying blackmail, nor was it for the crimes he was being blackmailed about. It was for lying to the FBI.

For more salacious gossip, see the Friday post at http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/

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a.k.a. The Buzzman May 29, 2015 at 6:02 pm

It was about seeking to deceive the IRS. Pissing off both the IRS and the FBI iw a sure ticket to some bad trouble.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2015 at 11:11 pm

Pissing off both the IRS and the FBI iw a sure ticket to some bad trouble.

That’s a PRO TIP, right there.

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euwe max May 30, 2015 at 5:27 am

When I was reading about Faux News’ right to lie about the news… there were a lot of subtle points being made.. like proof of substantial harm done by the lies…

Lying isn’t against the law, I don’t think – unless you’re testifying under oath, or the lie causes, or presented an attempt to cause, material harm to someone. Lying seems to be one of the protected forms of speech in America, judging by the record of our politicians, religious leaders, public figures and media role models.

I think what really happened was… he was making the payouts, and the requirement to report every 10,000 dollar transaction wasn’t being met… you know, the “war on drugs” caveat to make us safe against drug money laundering… so they lowered the boom on him, for not doing diligence… and to get out of whatever penalty there is for not reporting 10k transactions without reporting it – probably having to report where it went… (should have told them, and told them to keep it a secret – since it was a secret pact between two people and none of their business – from his wife and the media).. and then started reporting his withdrawals as an agreed-upon payment to alleviate the guy’s pain and suffering…

Then they would have to try to find out from the guy, and his friends and family if he had been molested.. and of course, the guy would say it’s none of their business.. so he could get the whole 3.5 million… they couldn’t make a case without proof or a witness.. and they’d have to tap phones and do all their dirty tricks… but with a modicum of care, they wouldn’t be able to prove anything.

More than anything, this shows how stupid Hastert was, to think that by withdrawing less than 10,000 (which turns out to be against the law if it’s used to hide 10,000 dollar transactions from detection) at a time, they’d leave him alone.. and let’s not mention the bone-headed lie that “he kept it.”

I mean, the Kolob guy kept all his money in offshore accounts to avoid taxes, and everyone knew it, and he was running for president, so you know they were sniffing his underwear… but the feds couldn’t prove *that* – how stupid do you have to be to get caught with dumb shit like making structured withdrawals from a public bank?

Republican stupid, that’s how stupid.

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U.We Pee Pee May 30, 2015 at 8:34 am

Learn from Hastert’s mistakes so you don’t get caught playing ‘glass bottom boat’ by the feds.

Appears that you have.

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euwe max May 30, 2015 at 8:50 am

You should enroll in Evelynn Woodhead’s sped reddin course…

U.We Pee Pee May 30, 2015 at 9:27 am

I don’t believe you. You and the ‘fly’ get to excited about stories like this:

Democratic State Senator Dan Sutton of Flandreau, South Dakota accused of fondling a male page. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/24/AR2007012401966.html

Carl Stanley McGee, 38, prominent gay activist, assistant secretary for policy and planning and top aid to democrat governor Deval Patrick of Massachuttsettes, accused of sexually assaulting a 15 year old boy in a steam room at a Florida resort. http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1072114

Bernard Vincent Ward, former chief legislative aide to Senator Barbara Boxer, self proclaimed “Lion of the Left” on bay area radio, admitted transgressions too numerous to mention. http://prosites-prs.homestead.com/ward_new.pdf

Davidson County Democratic Party Chairman Rodney Mullins resigned Thursday morning amid child pornography allegations, according to press secretary Jean Carter Wilson of the Davidson County Democratic Party. http://nashvillefiles.com/blog/archives/000808.html

Former Democrat Boston city councilor David Scondras is facing charges for attempting to lure a teenage boy over the Internet. Investigators said Scondras had several sexually explicit email exchanges with someone he thought was a 15-year-old boy. http://wbztv.com/topstories/Former.Boston.City.2.582093.html

Charles Rust-Tierney, 51, is a former president of the Virginia chapter of the ACLU from 2002 to 2005. On February 23, 2007, Rust-Tierney was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography on June 1, 2007.[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rust-Tierney

Andrew Douglas Reed, 53, a North Carolina Democrat activist plead guilty to a page-long list of counts of 2nd-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Court records in the Asheville, N.C., case said he admitted that he would “record, develop and duplicate material containing a visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity.” http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53070 Scott W. Ballo, a long-time spokesman for various Democratic political campaigns and a former communications director for the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department, was arraigned today in Marion County Circuit Court on two charges of encouraging child sex abuse (both misdemeanors) and one charge of official misconduct (also a misdemeanor), according to the court clerk’s office. The charges relate to pornography allegedly found on Ballo’s work computer when he was employed by the economic and community development department, according to a person familiar with the case. http://www.wweek.com/wwire/?p=9905

Mel Reynolds, House of Representatives (D-Il) convicted on 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography resulting from a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old campaign volunteer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Reynolds

Gary Studds Studds was a central figure in the 1983 Congressional page sex scandal, when he and Representative Dan Crane were censured by the House of Representatives for separate sexual relationships with minors — in Studds’ case, a 1973 sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male congressional page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Studds

Some democrats you can be proud of…add ‘loli’ pop Barney ‘gay prostitution ring out of my basement by my homo boyfriend and didn’t know it’ Frank.

euwe max May 30, 2015 at 9:28 am

Sounds like you’ve got your study materials well in hand… be careful who you choose as role models, and don’t make any choices I wouldn’t make.

The Buzzman May 30, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Shit, man, what makes you think I’m any more “exited” about this than about any other story? I’m responding to what was written, comments made here, and stories I’ve seen elsewhere. Weird how you are so intent on making it more that that. I don’t give a shit about the party the people belong to. It’s just like with corruption. I rag on Clyburn as much as on any Republican, because he is just as much a crooked scumbucket as any of them. And he is in league with half (or more) of the corrupt Repubs and Dems in SC.

The Buzzman May 30, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Doesn’t “pedophile” mean a sexual attraction to minors? If so, that term is not adequate to express what it is usually meant to express. Theoretically, a person could have sexual desire for minors, but never act on the desire. That’s why I sometimes use the term “practicing pedophile”, or more accurately “pedophilic rape.”

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 2:51 pm

LMAO! I don’t know if you intended that to be funny, but it sure is, given the context!

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Define pedophile? Is it SC Laws? IL laws? District of Columbia Laws? What constitutes a pedophile? What is the age gap?

I’m asking because every state seems to have different laws governing that. In some states a consenting adult might be 14, others 17 or 18. What if a 18 year old engages in consensual sex, with say a 14 year old? Is that illegal? Should it be?

My son is grown, but my daughter young. For me personally, I would have drawn the lines at 14 for consensual sex, but I’m not sure today. Have times changed? Am I getting older? Wiser?

During my high school years, I knew a young boy of 12 or so who had an intimate relationship with a bus driver in early 20’s. Back in my day, no one thought so much about it – he was a boy.

Fast forward and look back, you can see the damage it did. The pain it caused. They both both survived, but brings me to my nest question, what is right and moral?

Isn’t that the real question?

euwe max May 31, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Define pedophile
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I meant what I thaid,
and I thaid what I meant,
an elephant is faithful,
one hundred perthent

Garbage May 31, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Dang it Max, you pop me so hard, sometimes it takes me days to come out of haze and realize how hard I have been slapped – even at the Dr. Seuss level. You are very clever!

Or….should I say, “come to mama baby?”

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm

I agree with a lot of what you say, I just take party out of it….it’s people. I realize we are closing in on election cycle and political pundits/hacks want to make it about party, but there are bad people in all parties. Just like there are good and bad people who don’t even vote.

I specifically agree here, “how stupid do you have to be to get caught with dumb shit like making structured withdrawals from a public bank?” He was part of a law making body, difficult for me to understand how he didn’t understand the laws.

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euwe max May 31, 2015 at 5:06 pm

there are bad people in all parties.

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Some are in prison, and some are in church.. who should be in prison –
Republicans.

Garbage May 31, 2015 at 8:14 pm

But….but….but….Republicans are people too!

vicupstate May 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm

And now this …

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-hastert-misconduct-20150529-story.html

Startng to look like another instance of a self-hating, anti-gay, ‘family values’ Republican.

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Garbage May 29, 2015 at 4:57 pm

It would seem to me that the person accepting the cash would also be in violation of the law. What did he do with that 1.7 million dollars? I’m sure he turned that money over to the proper authorities?

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a.k.a. The Buzzman May 29, 2015 at 6:02 pm

It was not illegal for him to have the money. Whether or not he reported it, who cares? He is not a once-powerful politician, who now whores himself out as a lobbyist.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 10:14 am

Anytime you take out more than 10k it is reported, I find it hard to imagine he didn’t the law on that.

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 10:22 pm

There’s nothing wrong with accepting retribution payments – why not? It’s the same thing as going to court and winning a judgement, only this way, the perp admits his guilt, and agrees on an amount outright without going to court.

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Guest May 29, 2015 at 10:24 pm

You appear really excited about pedophilia stories. Lot of that in Tucumcari?

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Not that I recall… why do you ask?

Would you like for me to ask around for someone that might know more about it?

Guest May 29, 2015 at 10:30 pm

You said you grew up in Tucumcari?

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Yeah… did Tucumcari make you think of pedophilia?

Maybe you should try *not* to think about it, just to see if it’s something you should look into before ruining your chances at your next social gathering.

SCBlues May 30, 2015 at 4:47 am

LOL

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 10:11 am

I think had the former Speaker not lied to the FBI and told them he was being extorted, chances are they would have arrested the extortioner quietly and none of this would have made news.

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a.k.a. The Buzzman May 29, 2015 at 6:01 pm

I don’t think they hate themselves. They take an anti-gay stance to hold onto power. In private they take what has become known as the “wide stance.”

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David May 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm

What Law did he break?

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a.k.a. The Buzzman May 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm

He tried to hide the payments, then lied about it to the feds.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 2:42 pm

And that was the extent of his crime as we know it. Had he not lied to the Feds and had he filed a gift tax form, what would they have on him? Nothing to my knowledge. But what would they have on the extortioner? Notice his bail was set very low.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Ouch! I think I see the case coming together….

“Illinois – The age of consent in Illinois is 17. For people 18 or over, it is illegal for them to commit acts of a sexual nature on persons who are under the age of 18 if they are in a position of authority or trust over the victim. This effectively raises the age of consent for older people in positions of authority or trust to 18 years old.” – See more at: http://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/statutory-rape-the-age-of-consent.html#sthash.uF0b31VB.dpuf

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Dennis Hastert Paid to Hide Sexual Relationship With Student: Official

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Manray9 May 29, 2015 at 4:38 pm

So Hastert was paying off a guy who he molested while he was a teacher and coach? I wonder how many “family values” bills he voted for while covering up the fact he was a closeted pervert? He was named Illinois Coach of the Year in 1976. Bet they would like to have that plaque returned.

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Garbage May 29, 2015 at 4:54 pm

That is what I read too. I wonder why the guy decided to come out now?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/30/us/politics/hastert-indictment.html

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Manray9 May 29, 2015 at 5:19 pm

I don’t think he “decided” to come out. Hastert was nailed by the feds.

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Garbage May 29, 2015 at 5:32 pm

When I read the indictment, it looks like they may have thought someone was extorting him, of course it lists several reasons

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a.k.a. The Buzzman May 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Well. It seems Denny was caught trying to hide pay-offs to a man who was a member of the high school wrestling team that he coached, when he was a teacher. Must have done some extra coaching on some “special holds.”

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm

What he did was likely wrong in reference to the boy, we don’t really know yet, but certainly seems that way. What I find interesting, he wasn’t even approached by the then man until years later when he was making money. Even more interesting he was willing to give away appx. 1/2 of his net worth to cover it up. His wife had to know, I would certainly if half our net worth started to disappear.

Then, there is the case to be made that the statute of limitations have likely ran out and the former speaker could have just told the FBI he was being extorted. Not saying the laws are right, but given that I am not really an IRS fan, prefer a simple tax system, the reason they have to report 10k withdrawals has to due with catching people in criminal acts – i.e. money launder and even extortion.

Had he not have lied to the FBI, the biggest charge against him could possibly been reduced to not filing a gift tax return.

Why did he lie? Maybe he didn’t want to lose his job, his source of income? Maybe he didn’t want the humiliation? Of course, there are any number of possibilities, including those that would be horribly unpopular being he is a Republican. What if the high student was at the age of consent? What if it was consensual? What if the statutes of limitation have passed?

A lot of what ifs and don’t get me wrong, got no love for his actions based on the media. I’m just curious what would prompt someone to pay so much to keep something hidden YEARS after the act and very possibly outside the statute of limitations.

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The Buzzman May 30, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Well, the “structuring” aspect is important. They flag anyone who consistently reports anything just a little under 10k. So Hastert was clearly a rookie at trying to hide money transfers. He must not have had a good tax attorney he could fully confide in.

As to the nature of the crime, it’s obviously “gay sex”, which I believe “9”” and a couple of others on here will confirm does not men he is gay. “Bi”, maybe, but I believe the majority of “bi” men and women are predominantly hetero. So that leaves the possible “pedo” factor, as being why this is such a “gotcha!” thing for Hastert, after all these years — and why it will cut his nuts off, as an effective lobbyist.

Here may be a clue to that: The leftie media, especially Ed Schultz on MSNBC, has been showing an old clip from a C-SPAN call-in show, where a very youthful sounding guy named “Bruce” calls in, and says “Hey, do you remember me?” to Hastert, and then laughs. The former congressman looks a bit rattled for a second, but says, “Yes I do.” Funny, that part, because he doesn’t say his last name (as I remember it), so there must have been something very memorable about the kid. Very quickly, the did apparently hung up (or maybe was cut off, due to something the call-screener heard him say?), and no more was said on the program about the call.

Maybe he was a minor, maybe not. Hastert can’t be prosecuted for it now, anyway, if that’s was the case. And if he were, the defense could be that, by extorting him, the kid agreed to let him make restitution that way, so it became more of way to make money than to make him accountable for his actions.

Who knows whether or not “Bruce” was the same person Hastert was paying off? We may find out, we may not. But whatever happens, it’s a damned interesting case.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 2:45 pm

I agree it is interesting! As for the “pedo” factor, hard to imagine, since he was a High School Teacher and Wrestling coach, most of those kids would be at the age of consent. But you’ve given me more research – what is the age of consent in IL. Hmmmm….

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The Buzzman May 30, 2015 at 2:46 pm

It would depend on when the sexual relationship started. Could have been when the kid was a freshman.

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 2:59 pm

It could, but the statue of limitations would run out in most states. Seems IL has some strict laws. The legal age of consent 17 or 18 (most states are 14-16, I “think” SC is 16?). Maybe that is what he was afraid of? Then bounce loosely off another source for statute of limitations (who knows if it is current without more research):

“5 yrs. after discovery; criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse: 10 yrs, or 2 yrs. if reported; criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, or failure to report those offenses under Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act: 20 yrs. after victim turns 18; any offense involving sexual conduct or penetration of a minor where DNA profile of offender entered in database within 10 yrs., victim reported within 2 yrs. (unless given longer under statute), and offender’s identity unknown: none – See more at: http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-law-basics/time-limits-for-charges-state-criminal-statutes-of-limitations.”

http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-law-basics/time-limits-for-charges-state-criminal-statutes-of-limitations.html

Garbage May 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Yep, here is what I find on SC
“The legal age of consent in South Carolina is 16. However, individuals as young as 14 years old are able to consent to have sex with a partner who is 18 years old or younger. Submitting to coercion, especially of an aggravated nature, is not consent.”

http://www.stsm.org/south-carolina-laws-regarding-sexual-assault-and-consent

stumpknocker May 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm

liberals raised the boys who tempted dennis, dennis is a victom of evil liberal boys, we have to back him, they raped him, God is on our side and dennis’s, keep the faith!

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SCBlueWoman May 29, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Once a ped, always a ped.

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Guest May 29, 2015 at 9:46 pm

Once a bitch,always a bitch.

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SCBlueWoman May 29, 2015 at 9:51 pm

You would know. Bless your heart.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm

I love how people come on here with some guest alias and call other people names – bless your heart.

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guest alias May 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Right SYNTwist. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm

I must be talking to GT who thinks he can hide behind some guest alias….LMAO! You do know when you sign in, your email address is recorded and to an email address, it is assigned to a phone number, unless you spoof it, but then your account doesn’t last long. Might explain why you are posting as a guest!

TG May 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm

No.Not GT.Last time we heard from GT he posted that he believed you and Boz were responsible for the cyber attack on his,family and friends email account.I take screen shots (like others) of my posts and those directed toward my screen name-or flip and pogo.

You were formally ‘SYNTwist’-accused Fits contributors of hacking your email and then left. MANY were suspicious including a couple of regulars that believed you were a ‘plant’.

Boz posted to you/SYNTwist , ‘Please,I don’t want too lose contact with you again’…

You show back up as ‘Garbage’-which is cool-still deleting your posts and account daily.

Boz used to brag about his relationship with the FBI and his contacts with the local office in Myrtle Beach when he was going after the ‘Myrtle Beach Mafia’ (another one of Boz’s fantasies-never existed).

Just my opinion however I believe you work with the feds.

That is ok. Everybody needs a job. :)

Garbage May 31, 2015 at 7:47 am

Only after I started commenting on FITS, my email was hacked, or at an attempt to hack it. I don’t know how much, if anything, was actually compromised before I blocked it. I also started receiving notifications from some dating site that I had profile views, a site I never signed up for – I don’t visit dating sites. On top of that, each morning I received notifications that I had a PT session and every evening, notification it had been cancelled. I was using my private email account that I did not want hacked and I only had one account at that time. Someone then spoofed my Disqus account, I got email notification that someone had requested a password reset. I couldn’t change anything on Disqus and it was stuck for over a week. I deleted it. I set up a new email account with another host company to keep my private information private, and to keep it separate from my personal email.

I don’t know Buz outside social media, never met him. I wasn’t even on FITS when GT posted whatever it was he posted about the Cyber attack. When I came back he was gone. Until this moment I didn’t know why he left. I saw rumors where it appeared after the lawsuit he became afraid to comment.

If you think my silly ass works for the feds, you seriously need to adjust your tin foil hat.

Guest May 31, 2015 at 8:47 am

You were all over that thread (Mande on political consultants) that day-‘Garbage and twirls’-the day GT left.You lied above.You knew exactly why GT said he left.

Matters not to me.Have at it.My tin foil hat doesn’t need adjusted.Enjoy Fits.Boz just proved what you’ll are doing with a couple posts above a few seconds ago.

Both you dumb,ignorant lying narc fuckers need to stay away from me.

Carry on.I am out!!!

a.k.a. The Buzzman May 31, 2015 at 8:57 am

/// Both you dumb,ignorant lying narc fuckers need to stay away from me.///

pogo, I will gladly stay as far away from you as possible. You’re a dangerous person, since you believe that citizens should not report criminal doings by public officials, or that people should not turn in adults who sell drugs to children or molest them (I’ve turned people in for both, and will ’til the day I die).

You’re as sad, sick, twisted excuse for a human being.

btw, I call BULLSHIT on your statement about GT saying he had been hacked, etc. That’s your game. Paranoid, projecting conspiracy theorist fanatical theocrat nazi assholes!

Garbage May 31, 2015 at 10:15 am

I do not recall GT making that comment. In the event I read it, I probably thought he was poking fun at me for complaining about being hacked, he often mocked me, so I would not have taken that comment serious. When I came back I asked what happened to GT. Since you are so great at screen captures, why didn’t you capture that one?

Boz didn’t prove anything, because there is nothing to prove. I don’t live in MB, several hours from there. I only know him via social media. Believe what you want – I feel safer with your beliefs, since it seems to frighten you – wonder what you have done to make you so paranoid? Hmmmm…..

(Biggest smile) have a great day now!

a.k.a. The Buzzman May 31, 2015 at 8:50 am

It’s flippy pogo.

euwe max May 29, 2015 at 10:39 pm

But the Republican is a monster

Not a natural man.

The Republican for a nickel

Goin to sell you lots of sweet dreams.

Ah…but the Republican will ruin your body;

Lord he’ll leave your mind to scream.

God Damn! The Republican.

God Damn! God damn the Republican.

I said God Damn! God damn the Republican man.

Well now if I were the president of this land

You know I’d declare total war on the Republican man.

I’d cut him if he stands, and I’d shoot him if he run,

And I’d kill him with my bible, and my razor and my gun….

GOD DAMN! The Republican

God damn the Republican.

I said God damn! God damn the Republican man!

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shifty henry May 29, 2015 at 11:13 pm

— ???

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euwe max May 29, 2015 at 11:15 pm Reply
shifty henry May 29, 2015 at 11:24 pm

got it…..

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 1:28 pm

We only had to listen to two videos for about 10 minutes to make a correlation and that I don’t really agree with. The Republicans are the Pushers….interesting. I think both sides do their share of pushing.

euwe max May 31, 2015 at 11:41 pm

The Republican don’t care

if you live – or you die.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 1:24 pm

You talk to frogs much? :)

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idcydm May 30, 2015 at 8:36 am

Don”t lie to the Feds it’s wrong and they will get you but when the Feds lie to us, business as normal. So the Feds are scum and most vote Democrat, right Max.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Ha! I think Max was born before our time. I seldom get his humor because it is based on movies or videos, of LONG ago and the correlation is interesting to say the least.

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idcydm May 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm

“our time”…Think again, your time maybe not mine.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 5:43 pm

I am not sure about anyone’s time, but I believe he was after mine based on videos/movies. Music is timeless in most cases, but Eastside? Never hear of it, never watched.

Do you get the humor? Philosophy I can follow to a degree, but the movies? Not so much. Music? Not so much. So I think age gap.

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idcydm May 30, 2015 at 8:12 pm

I get it…just remember the age gap will catch up to you some day and grab some wisdom along the way.

Garbage May 31, 2015 at 2:35 pm

I give Max a hard time, because he pops me from time to time, but I like him what I know of him. You are right about age gap catching up. Truth is, it is unlikely he is much older (if any) than I am. He just types very obscure msgs based on some old movie I have never heard of, giving me an oppty to pop him back ;). He also posts some very witty comments that take me a while to figure out. He isn’t dumb.

GOGOP May 31, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Exactly this is nobody’s business. Hastert and this guy had worked out an arrangement. Both were ok with the arrangement. Why do police have to be involved. Why the public humiliation. The answer is because he was a prominent Republican, and the Obama Administration was out to get him.

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Garbage May 31, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Assuming an Anarchist position, which is what you seem to be proposing above. There would be no laws prohibiting him from abusing his position of power, nor would there be any reason for him to work out any kind of arrangement.

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Garbage May 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm

How do people get the ability to use bold, italics, and other emphasis in comment section? I don’t see any setting on Disqus that allows that. Is there some kind of browser add on?

Don’t answer that Euwe … lol

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Garbage May 31, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Thank you so much!

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Garbage May 31, 2015 at 3:13 pm

italic text testing to see if/how it works.

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Garbage May 31, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Yes! Thanks again.

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easterndumbfuckistan May 31, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Give Strike Out

Gives Bold
Give Italic
” Underlines “

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Soft Sigh from Hell May 31, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Test
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Soft Sigh from Hell May 31, 2015 at 10:04 pm

I tried cutting and pasting formatted text

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Which part is not available? I clicked the links, they are live on my end? Or is that sarcasm? ;)

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SYNTwist June 1, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Hmmm…..I think I’m going to pass on that link. I find myself inspecting most of yours. ;)

euwe max June 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm
SYNTwist June 1, 2015 at 4:41 pm

I know what dropbox is and I know what 404 is, so I can guess what that link is ;)

GOGOP May 31, 2015 at 2:22 pm

This is what happens when you let liberals, like Obama, take over the country. Mr. Hastert entered into a contract to pay this man for any alleged wrong. In other words a free market solution to the problem. This should have been the end of it, but not in Obama’s America. Liberals would rather smear his name because he is a Republican. That is why we need to vote GOP. To Republicans contracts mean something..

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euwe max May 31, 2015 at 5:15 pm

NAMBLA, I presume.

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Soft Sigh from Hell May 31, 2015 at 5:59 pm

With this clown I’d assume,

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Michael J. Stefonick June 1, 2015 at 9:22 am

Put his ass in jail along with the crooks in SC house and Senate. O lets not forget the Judges.

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Timmy Tebow June 1, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Does this mean he can stop paying the hush money, or can the wrestler still bleed him dry. Remember, stuff like this always starts out as tickle fighting…

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Timmy Tebow June 1, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Can I type in bold type too?

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Timmy Tebow June 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Yay I did it!

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Adam June 19, 2023 at 7:43 pm

Can I type in bold type too?

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