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"I never lose. I either win or I learn." Nelson Mandela via Ben Jealous

https://twitter.com/BenJealous/status/1060052738766266369
I never lose. I either win or I learn. —Nelson Mandela via @BenJealous

Former GOP Candidate Arrested for Attempting to Kill With 'Radioactive Material'

The FBI arrested a man in Town of Madison, Wisconsin, on Wednesday for “trying to buy radioactive material with the intent to kill someone,” local news station WKOW reports. Jeremy Ryan, 30, allegedly attempted to buy a “lethal dose of a radioactive substance” online between March and October 2018. The Town of Madison Police Department confirmed to The Daily Beast that the man arrested was the same Jeremy Ryan who lost the August Republican primary while running for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in the House of Representatives. Agents reportedly searched Ryan’s home, and officials said there was no danger to the public. Ryan’s alleged target was not identified by officials, and he reportedly faces up to a life sentence in prison.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/former-gop-candidate-arrested-for-attempting-to-kill-with-radioactive-material


FBI arrests Town of Madison man for radioactive material

TOWN OF MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A Town of Madison man was arrested and charged for attempted possession of radioactive material with intent to cause death, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Jeremy Ryan, 30, of the Town of Madison, Wis., attempted to purchase a lethal dose of a radioactive substance on the internet to kill another person, according to court documents. Ryan tried to buy the substance in March and October of 2018.

After Ryan was arrested in the 700 block of Mills Street in Black Earth, Wis., FBI Milwaukee and FBI Chicago's Hazardous Evidence Response teams searched his home on the 300 block of Munn Road in Madison, according to the release.

"It's just bonkers to think about, it's like a spy movie come to life. Pretty small tight-knit community here on the south-side of Madison. There's not a whole lot of action that goes on here," a neighbor said.


https://www.nbc15.com/content/news/FBI-arrests-Town-of-Madison-man-for-radioactive-material-498461231.html

Officials in Kansas have closed the only polling place in Dodge City, Latinos 60 percent.

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press
October 18, 2018 11:07 PM
Updated October 19, 2018 09:29 AM

WICHITA, Kan. — Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch Saloon.

At a time when many rural towns are slowly dying, the arrival of two massive meatpacking plants boosted Dodge City’s economy and transformed its demographics as immigrants from Mexico and other countries flooded in to fill those jobs.

But the city located 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of Wichita has only one polling site for its 27,000 residents. Since 2002, the lone site was at the civic center just blocks from the local country club — in the wealthy, white part of town. For this November’s election, local officials have moved it outside the city limits to a facility more than a mile from the nearest bus stop, citing road construction that blocked the previous site.

“It is shocking that we only have one polling place, but that is only kind of scratching the surface of the problem,” said Johnny Dunlap, chairman of the Ford County Democratic Party. “On top of that, not only is it irrational and ridiculous that we have only one polling place, but Dodge City is one of the few minority majority cities in the state.”



https://www.kansas.com/news/business/article220286260.html

Real Time with Bill Maher Anniversary Special - HBO, 10-19-2018

It's damn good.

Turkish police say journalist Khashoggi was killed at Saudi consulate

Turkish police have concluded that prominent Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi mission in Istanbul after going missing Tuesday, according to an unnamed government official.

"Based on their initial findings, the police believe that the journalist was killed by a team especially sent to Istanbul and who left the same day," the official told AFP on Saturday.

It came hours after police confirmed that around 15 Saudis, including officials, arrived in Istanbul on two flights on Tuesday and were at the consulate at the same time as Khashoggi.

The Washington Post contributor had gone to the consulate on an administrative errand but "did not come back out" of the building, police had told the state-run Anadolu news agency.


https://www.france24.com/en/20181007-turkish-police-journalist-jamal-khashoggi-killed-saudi-consulate-mbs-washington-post?ref=tw_i

Dr. Blasey Ford debunking Trump (video tweet)

https://twitter.com/TheBeatWithAri/status/1047639267458109440

Democrats on Senate floor Friday night before Kav vote.

Update: 12:34 AM Christopher Murphy talking now. "None of us would hire that individual" referring to Kav's file and behavior in a hypothetical hiring situation.
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Merkley reasoning against Kav and for unity on Senate floor now, C-SPAN2
...and c-span.org is down.

It's not just you! c-span.org looks down from here.

https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/c-span.org


GOP Senate candidate in Montana may have just been busted admitting to illegal collusion with NRA

This story originally appeared in The Daily Beast newsletter, Pay Dirt.
Exclusive: Audio Reveals Potentially Illegal Coordination Between NRA and Montana Senate Hopeful Matt Rosendale. The gun-rights group gave Jon Tester’s challenger a heads-up that it would be spending money trying to defeat the senator. That’s a no-no, watchdogs say.
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Before the National Rifle Association dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to flip a competitive, Democratic-held Senate seat, the gun-rights group’s chief lobbyist apparently gave the race’s Republican challenger a heads-up.

Chris Cox, the top political strategist for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), assured Montana Republican Matt Rosendale that the group would spend heavily to support his bid to unseat Sen. Jon Tester, Rosendale told attendees at a July event in Washington.

PAY DIRT exclusively obtained audio of Rosendale’s remarks, which good-government groups say raise serious questions of potentially illicit coordination between Rosendale and an independent political group supporting his campaign.

“I fully expect the NRA is going to come in… in August sometime,” Rosendale said in response to a question about independent political spenders in the race. “The Supreme Court confirmations are big. That’s what sent the NRA over the line. Because in ’12, with [Republican Senate nominee Denny Rehberg] they stayed out, they stayed out of Montana. But Chris Cox told me, he’s like, ‘We’re going to be in this race.’”



https://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-audio-reveals-potentially-illegal-coordination-between-nra-and-montana-senate-hopeful-matt-rosendale?ref=wrap

Oliver - Good Morning Starshine

(USA v Russia 1984) Chess: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice

Track 15, The Deal (No Deal)



THE AMERICAN:
Communist, democrat
An intriguing collusion
Fair exchange -- tit for tat
Comradeship in profusion
And the appeal, partner
Of this deal, partner
Is we all stand to win
You and me, the lady also
Don't break her heart partner
Just be smart partner
Let her think that her past
Is as pure as snow in Moscow
Thank god we're so civilised
And our word can be our bond
We can turn this into friendship for life
And beyond

THE RUSSIAN:
Refugee, total shit
Is how I've always seen us
Not a help you'll admit
To agreement between us
There's no deal, partner
Who's your real partner?
Could there be just a chance
That you've got some heavy clients?

THE AMERICAN (& voice of MOLOKOV):
That's not true, partner
How could you, partner
Think I'd want to pursue
Any deal but our alliance?
How can you only think
Of your selfish ambition?
And not of her position?
Or you'd rather perhaps
See her world collapse?
For a tinpot competition!

THE RUSSIAN:
There's no deal!

THE AMERICAN:
Silly boy, woman who
He should not have let walk out
There's no hitch that we two
Can't untangle or talk out
And the appeal, partner
Of this deal, partner
Is we both stand to win
We'll bring back the golden era
Stick with me, honey
Leave him be, honey
In return I know who'll
Tell you all they know in Moscow

FLORENCE:
Are you sick? Are you mad?
You still don't understand why I loathe you, why I left you?

FLORENCE & THE RUSSIAN:
Who'd ever think it?
Such a squalid little ending
Watching him descending
Just as far as he can go
I'm learning things I didn't want to know

Who'd ever guess it?
This would be the situation
One more complication
Should be neither here nor there
I wish I had it in me not to care

Let him spill out his hate
Till he knows he's deserted

There's no point wasting time
Preaching to the perverted
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