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Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud

Source: CNN

A Manhattan jury has found two Trump Organization companies guilty on multiple charges of criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records connected to a 15-year scheme to defraud tax authorities by failing to report and pay taxes on compensation for top executives.

The Trump Corp. and Trump Payroll Corp. were found guilty on all charges they faced.

Donald Trump and his family were not charged in this case, but the former president was mentioned repeatedly during the trial by prosecutors about his connection to the benefits doled out to certain executives, including company-funded apartments, car leases and personal expenses.

The Trump Organization could face a maximum of $1.61 million in fines when sentenced in mid-January. The company is not at risk of being dismantled because there is no mechanism under New York law that would dissolve the company. However, a felony conviction could impact its ability to do business or obtain loans or contracts.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/06/politics/trump-organization-fraud-trial-verdict/index.html

I'm looking forward to President Biden's visit to the storm ravaged areas of Florida

And encourage him to hug Gov. Ron DeSantis.

After all, remember what President Obama's hug did for then Gov. Charlie Crist? (The Hug That Killed My Republican Career) I can only hope that a Biden hug would do the same for DeSantis!

Of course, Biden does not have race going for him as Obama did - but it could still damage DeSantis in the eyes of MAGA Republicans.

I can only hope.

Got home from a trip today. Hurricane Ian may hit us Wednesday.

Right now, according to both the National Weather Service forecast (https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at4+shtml/090354.shtml?tswind120#contents) and the spaghetti models on Mike's Weather Page (https://spaghettimodels.com/) St. Marks on the coast will be dead center and Ian will head almost straight north to come across Tallahassee.

I live NE of Tallahassee, much closer to Georgia than to the coast, so usually storms have faded a lot by the time they get to us. But with our canopy roads and overhead lines, usually the power is knocked out for days even with just tropical storms or strong thunderstorms.

Now we have a whole house generator and can set up the generator we bought a few years ago to power the well, so it won't be as bad as in years past. We've had years when the power was out for nearly a week. I'm getting far too old to deal with that, thus the investment in the generator..

No matter where it hits, I hope we are stay safe.

Best places to send photos, negatives, and film to be digitized?

My cousin died a few weeks back. He was the last in his family and my older sister is in charge of his estate. He'd left his mother's house untouched since she died several years ago. My sister found boxes and boxes of snapshots, negatives, and a number of rolls of 8mm film. She dumped them on me since I have been scanning family photos and expects me to scan all of these.

I simply don't have time to do this. I am still working on organizing and putting the family photos - many going back to the mid-1800s - so I can put them online for the extended family to see.

So I want to send this stuff to a service that can digitize all of it. My sister still expects me to organize the most interesting pictures and get them online, which will take a lot of time. But if a scanning service can do it, it will save me years of scanning.

Any suggestions?

GAY! - A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

Paul Hollywood finds the perfect strawberry

I should have known - Putin on the Rtiz

When the PhotoShopped picture resurfaced a few weeks back of Putin riding bare chested on a Ritz cracker, I had a fleeting thought that Randy Rainbow should do that as one of his songs. It turns out he did - five years ago! So here we go:

The only question I have is, which was the Putin riding Ritz image or Randy Rainbow's parody?

One of the best scam emails I have ever gotten!

Claims to be from DHL but the email is from ggomez@tves.sv domain.

Dear Customer,

Please note that your package is awaiting delivery.
Confirm the payment of ( 1.65 ) rubles at the link below.
Order : 54246452-AV
Tracking number: 7140012563
Note. The verification process must be completed within the next 02 days.
Click the link below:


2022 DHL International GmbH. All rights reserved.

Why on earth anyone in the US would be expected to pay in rubles, I don't get.

As we near the end of winter...

Unexpected Rick Astley - NSFW

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