Dating i dc reddit

Northern Virginia

2010.02.20 17:52 Northern Virginia

A community for Northern Virginia -- Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Loudoun County, Prince William County, and the surrounding areas.
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2014.06.30 23:17 isolos Married Red Pill: Sexual strategy for men in marriage or long term relationships

The Red Pill (TRP) main subreddit is a discussion of sexual strategy in a culture increasingly lacking a positive identity for men. Married Red Pill (MRP) is a discussion for married men or men in long term relationships that want to adhere to red pill philosophy and methodology while remaining in that relationship. This is The Red Pill on hard mode.
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2010.04.02 06:49 cinsere Reddit Personals - r4r - 300,000+ - Activity Partners, Groups, Dating, Hanging Out, Soulmates, FWBs

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2020.10.28 14:20 random-user9876 34 [M4F] Shy guy looking for someone to flirt with

Looking for something “non-platonic”
Single guy; never married. I have limited online friendship/ dating experience. Looking to find someone to chat long term with and, if possible, flirt with to satisfy the hopeless romantic in me.
I’m an amateur photographer; horology enthusiast and a novice biker.
I like watching all kinds of movies and TV series as long as the plot catches my attention.
Listen to all kinds of music depending on my mood. Favourite band is AC/DC. I keep an open mind to all kinds of music and don’t worry about language.
Love travelling; keen to go on a trip once the lockdown is lifted.
Okay with Reddit chat but would prefer to chat on other apps.
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2020.10.28 14:19 random-user9876 34 [M4F] [Chat] Shy guy looking for someone to flirt with

Looking for something “non-platonic”
Single guy; never married. I have limited online friendship/ dating experience. Looking to find someone to chat long term with and, if possible, flirt with to satisfy the hopeless romantic in me.
I’m an amateur photographer; horology enthusiast and a novice biker.
I like watching all kinds of movies and TV series as long as the plot catches my attention.
Listen to all kinds of music depending on my mood. Favourite band is AC/DC. I keep an open mind to all kinds of music and don’t worry about language.
Love travelling; keen to go on a trip once the lockdown is lifted.
Okay with Reddit chat but would prefer to chat on other apps.
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2020.10.28 05:24 arlen1997 Harry Potter Bot, Harry Potter 2 Bot, DC comics Bot, Marvel Bot, Hunger Games Bot, Game of Thrones Bot, Darth Maul Bot (Discord bots)

Harry Potter Bot -- Has HP topic questions, trivia, Daily Prophet articles, quotes, memes, news articles, sorts the user, images, film trailers, Would-You-Rather, Have-You-Ever questions, and action commands such as kiss, hug, congrats, etc.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=690343472947003594&scope=bot&permissions=117760
Harry Potter 2 Bot -- Has HP User-Above-You questions, word game topics, writing prompts, fan theories and random parts of a writing prompt that could be put together to create a whole one, random generators for various bio stats for your OC character.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=754880443471364166&scope=bot&permissions=384064
Darth Maul Bot -- Has search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy, and can generate random Star Wars trivia, topic questions, news articles, a random character you are dating, memes and action commands such as hug, kiss, marry, welcome, etc., and (non-SW) chatreviver topic questions, Marvel-Prequel crossover memes, normie memes, dank memes and Marvel memes.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=717555107545350145&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Hunger Games Bot -- Has HG trivia, topic questions, quotes, memes, news articles, film trailers, and random muttations, districts, weapons, occupations, whether the user lives or dies, and action commands such as hug, marry, dance, etc., and non-HG inspirational quotes, chatreviver topic questions, word game topics, shower thoughts, User-Above-You questions, anime memes, cute pics, writing prompts, Reddit funny posts, funny tweets.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
Marvel Bot -- Has Marvel trivia, a bunch of Marvel-related memes, quotes, news articles, PC wallpapers, random character you're dating, User-Above-You questions, MCU trailers, server emojis and Who-Would-Win scenarios, and fortune cookie fortunes (non-Marvel-related) and search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=727382092480118854&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Game of Thrones Bot -- Has GOT trivia, topic questions, quotes, news articles, memes, puts the user into a random Great House, and action commands such as welcome, hug, kiss, dance, etc. and non-GOT User-Above-You questions, shower thoughts, inspirational quotes, chat reviver topic questions, history memes, word prompts, funny Reddit posts, funny tweets and random facts.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
DC comics Bot -- Can generate random DC comics news articles, trivia, show/movie trailers, quote pics, cover art, memes, User-Above-You questions, Who-Would-Win scenarios, and action commands such as hug, kiss, slap, etc. and non-DC-comics-related inspirational quotes, writing prompts, funny tweets, random facts, funny Reddit posts, shower thoughts, normal memes, chatreviver topic questions, and search engines for youtube, giphy, imgur, Twitch, and urban dictionary.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=750829849505169539&scope=bot&permissions=515136
The support server for all of those bots is https://discord.gg/UqSEmb8
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2020.10.28 05:24 arlen1997 Harry Potter Bot, Harry Potter 2 Bot, DC comics Bot, Marvel Bot, Hunger Games Bot, Game of Thrones Bot, Darth Maul Bot (Discord bots)

Harry Potter Bot -- Has HP topic questions, trivia, Daily Prophet articles, quotes, memes, news articles, sorts the user, images, film trailers, Would-You-Rather, Have-You-Ever questions, and action commands such as kiss, hug, congrats, etc.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=690343472947003594&scope=bot&permissions=117760
Harry Potter 2 Bot -- Has HP User-Above-You questions, word game topics, writing prompts, fan theories and random parts of a writing prompt that could be put together to create a whole one, random generators for various bio stats for your OC character.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=754880443471364166&scope=bot&permissions=384064
Darth Maul Bot -- Has search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy, and can generate random Star Wars trivia, topic questions, news articles, a random character you are dating, memes and action commands such as hug, kiss, marry, welcome, etc., and (non-SW) chatreviver topic questions, Marvel-Prequel crossover memes, normie memes, dank memes and Marvel memes.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=717555107545350145&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Hunger Games Bot -- Has HG trivia, topic questions, quotes, memes, news articles, film trailers, and random muttations, districts, weapons, occupations, whether the user lives or dies, and action commands such as hug, marry, dance, etc., and non-HG inspirational quotes, chatreviver topic questions, word game topics, shower thoughts, User-Above-You questions, anime memes, cute pics, writing prompts, Reddit funny posts, funny tweets.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
Marvel Bot -- Has Marvel trivia, a bunch of Marvel-related memes, quotes, news articles, PC wallpapers, random character you're dating, User-Above-You questions, MCU trailers, server emojis and Who-Would-Win scenarios, and fortune cookie fortunes (non-Marvel-related) and search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=727382092480118854&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Game of Thrones Bot -- Has GOT trivia, topic questions, quotes, news articles, memes, puts the user into a random Great House, and action commands such as welcome, hug, kiss, dance, etc. and non-GOT User-Above-You questions, shower thoughts, inspirational quotes, chat reviver topic questions, history memes, word prompts, funny Reddit posts, funny tweets and random facts.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
DC comics Bot -- Can generate random DC comics news articles, trivia, show/movie trailers, quote pics, cover art, memes, User-Above-You questions, Who-Would-Win scenarios, and action commands such as hug, kiss, slap, etc. and non-DC-comics-related inspirational quotes, writing prompts, funny tweets, random facts, funny Reddit posts, shower thoughts, normal memes, chatreviver topic questions, and search engines for youtube, giphy, imgur, Twitch, and urban dictionary.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=750829849505169539&scope=bot&permissions=515136
The support server for all of those bots is https://discord.gg/UqSEmb8
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2020.10.28 03:23 ModeratorsOfArmenia Azerbaijan-Turkey war against Artsakh [Day 32]

Armenia sub strives to be a quality source of up-to-date information and related developments
=> No justification, celebration or trivialisation of violence
=> No hate speech, personal attacks, trolling, low level or off-topic participation
=> Telegram channels are not official nor journalistic sources
=> When posting new info, include the link and relevant text
Donations
https://www.armeniafund.org <-- tax exempt for US citizens
https://himnadram.org/en
https://www.1000plus.am/en/payment
Previous Megathreads (day) => 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (27 sept 2020)
David's daily wrap-ups => Oct 27 Oct 26 Oct 25 Oct 24 Oct 23 Oct 22 Oct 21 Oct 20 Oct 19 Oct 18 Oct 17 Oct 16 Oct 15 Oct 14 Oct 13 Oct 12 Oct 11 Oct 10 Oct 9 Oct 8 Oct 7 Oct 6 Oct 5 Oct 4 Oct 3 Oct 2 Oct 1 Sep 30 Sep 29 Sep 28 Sep 27
David's patreon
Media updates and wrap-ups => EVNReport OC-Media JAMNews
Official sources => ArmenianUnified Artsrun Hovhannisyan Shushan Stepanyan Nikol Pashinyan Razm info
Analysts and experts => Tom de Waal Laurence Broers Emil Sanamyan
What is all this about? (updated Oct 24)
  • On Sept 27 Azerbaijan with direct involvement of Turkey using its Jihadist mercenaries from Syria and elsewhere launched a devastating war against the de facto Nagorno Karabakh Republic in an attempt to resolve the lingering Karabakh conflict using extreme and remorseless violence despite the existing peace process while rejecting UN's calls to stop fighting and also rejecting UN's appeal for a global ceasefire due to the pandemic.
  • Independent organisations have raised alarms of genocide (23 Oct), ethnic cleansing and a humanitarian catastrophe for the sieged indigenous Armenian population of Nagorno Karabakh.
  • Azerbaijan has intentionally violated international law by severely damaging 130 cities and villages including the capital of Nagorno Karabakh Stepanakert using aerial bombings, drone attacks, precision missiles, smerch, semi-ballistic strikes and artillery means as well as usage of cluster bombs against civilian settlements causing half of the Armenian civilians to be forced to leave and the remaining to live in underground shelters.
  • As of Oct 24 Azerbaijan's concerted destruction against the ethnic Armenian civilians of Nagorno Karabakh has resulted in 40 civilian killed, 120 wounded and 13100 civilian infrastructure destroyed, including homes, apartments, hospitals, schools, civilian vehicles as well as key civilian infrastructure vital to the survival of the civilian population. The destruction includes cultural heritage manifested by the bombing of a 19th century Armenian church.
  • As of Oct 24, Armenian KIA amount to a thousand, making it higher per capita than the KIA of the Vietnam War.
  • Neither the maxim of "there is no military solution to the conflict" always repeated by the US, France, EU, NATO, among others, nor all the calls for an unconditional ceasefire and resumption of negotiations made by the UN, EU, NATO, France, Russia and the US, among others, nor the two humanitarian ceasefires brokered by Russia and France which were summarily violated by Azerbaijan with backing from Turkey, have persuaded the latter to halt the violence.
  • As of Oct 24, after all the devastation, heavy destruction of armour of both sides, and over 6000 killed personnel of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces, Turkish-backed Jihadi mercenaries, and Turkish Armed Forces, as per the military leadership of Armenia, Azerbaijan is in control of some of the southern areas of the surrounding territories to the south and a small portion to the north east - all of them low lands.
What's up with Nagorno Karabakh?
  • Nagorno Karabakh has been an officially bordered self-governed autonomous region since 1923 which de facto became independent from the Soviet Union before Armenia and Azerbaijan gained their independence. Nagorno Karabakh has never been governed by the state of Azerbaijan and has never been under control of an independent Azerbaijan.
  • Nagorno Karabakh has had continuous majority indigenous Armenian presence since long before Azerbaijan became a state in 1918. Karabakh Armenians have their own culture, dialect, heritage and history going back millennia.
  • Nagorno Karabakh does not have the status of an occupied territory and it is not referred to as such by the international community, the UN, OSCE, third party experts, and all reputable international media. Nagorno Karabakh is considered by the international community as a break-away enclave where its Armenian indigenous population has agency with legal backing. Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast as was known during the USSR-era made several petitions to join Armenia, the last one backed by the European Parliament in 1988, culminating in an independence referendum.
  • The final status of Nagorno Karabakh is pending the UN-mandated OSCE settlement as also agreed to by Azerbaijan on the basis of the Helsinki Final Act of 1975 among other norms of international law. The UN-mandated OSCE led by the US, France and Russia, and backed by the UN, EU, NATO and Council of Europe, among others, non-optionally applies the principle of self-determination to Nagorno Karabakh.
  • There are four existing UN Security Council resolutions from 1993 which called for cease of hostilities and mandated the conflict to be settled under the OSCE framework, with the latter determining the final status of Nagorno Karabakh. These resolutions were triggered because of the capture of surrounding territories around Nagorno Karabakh by the Nagorno Karabakh forces during the final months of the Karabakh War in 1993. These resolutions do NOT recognise Nagorno Karabakh as occupied; do NOT demand withdrawals from Nagorno Karabakh; do NOT recognise Armenia as having occupied any territories; do NOT demand any withdrawals by Armenia from any territories - which is why there were no grounds for invoking Chapter VII either.
  • Same as above also applies to the only other existing non-binding 2008 UN General Assembly resolution which was rejected by the OSCE co-chairs (US, France and Russia) for attempting to bypass the UN-mandated OSCE framework to determine the final status of Nagorno Karabakh. The vast majority of UN member states abstained from voting in favour of this Azerbaijani-drafted unilateral resolution, and the vast majority of states which voted in favour were members of OIC and GUAM.
  • The ceasefire agreement of 1994 had three signatories: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh.
  • This is an authoritative map of Nagorno Karabakh with the surrounding territories with original place names courtesy of Thomas de Waal.
  • The Crisis Group's Karabakh Conflict Visual Explainer has a detailed timeline of the conflict.
  • The constitution of the de facto republic states that Nagorno Karabakh Republic and Artsakh Republic are synonymous, while not laying claim on the surrounding territories.
Is there a peace plan?
Is there a neutral narrative of the conflict?
  • UK-based Conciliation Resources helped Armenian and Azerbaijani journalists to jointly produce a neutral documentary where everything you see and hear is agreed by both parties, watch it online here. Tom de Waal's Black Garden book is considered to be a comprehensive and balanced work on the conflict.
I do not live in Armenia, how can I help?
Disclaimer: Borders are fluid in 5th generation wars. Fog of war exists. Official news is not independent news. Some sources of information are of unknown origin, such as Telegram channels often used to report events by users. There are independent journalists from reputable international media in Nagorno Karabakh.
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2020.10.27 03:42 arlen1997 Harry Potter Bot, Harry Potter 2 Bot, DC comics Bot, Marvel Bot, Hunger Games Bot, Game of Thrones Bot, Darth Maul Bot (Discord bots)

Harry Potter Bot -- Has HP topic questions, trivia, Daily Prophet articles, quotes, memes, news articles, sorts the user, images, film trailers, Would-You-Rather, Have-You-Ever questions, and action commands such as kiss, hug, congrats, etc.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=690343472947003594&scope=bot&permissions=117760
Harry Potter 2 Bot -- Has HP User-Above-You questions, word game topics, writing prompts, fan theories and random parts of a writing prompt that could be put together to create a whole one, random generators for various bio stats for your OC character.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=754880443471364166&scope=bot&permissions=384064
Darth Maul Bot -- Has search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy, and can generate random Star Wars trivia, topic questions, news articles, a random character you are dating, memes and action commands such as hug, kiss, marry, welcome, etc., and (non-SW) chatreviver topic questions, Marvel-Prequel crossover memes, normie memes, dank memes and Marvel memes.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=717555107545350145&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Hunger Games Bot -- Has HG trivia, topic questions, quotes, memes, news articles, film trailers, and random muttations, districts, weapons, occupations, whether the user lives or dies, and action commands such as hug, marry, dance, etc., and non-HG inspirational quotes, chatreviver topic questions, word game topics, shower thoughts, User-Above-You questions, anime memes, cute pics, writing prompts, Reddit funny posts, funny tweets.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
Marvel Bot -- Has Marvel trivia, a bunch of Marvel-related memes, quotes, news articles, PC wallpapers, random character you're dating, User-Above-You questions, MCU trailers, server emojis and Who-Would-Win scenarios, and fortune cookie fortunes (non-Marvel-related) and search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=727382092480118854&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Game of Thrones Bot -- Has GOT trivia, topic questions, quotes, news articles, memes, puts the user into a random Great House, and action commands such as welcome, hug, kiss, dance, etc. and non-GOT User-Above-You questions, shower thoughts, inspirational quotes, chat reviver topic questions, history memes, word prompts, funny Reddit posts, funny tweets and random facts.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
DC comics Bot -- Can generate random DC comics news articles, trivia, show/movie trailers, quote pics, cover art, memes, User-Above-You questions, Who-Would-Win scenarios, and action commands such as hug, kiss, slap, etc. and non-DC-comics-related inspirational quotes, writing prompts, funny tweets, random facts, funny Reddit posts, shower thoughts, normal memes, chatreviver topic questions, and search engines for youtube, giphy, imgur, Twitch, and urban dictionary.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=750829849505169539&scope=bot&permissions=515136
The support server for all of those bots is https://discord.gg/UqSEmb8
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2020.10.27 03:41 arlen1997 Harry Potter Bot, Harry Potter 2 Bot, DC comics Bot, Marvel Bot, Hunger Games Bot, Game of Thrones Bot, Darth Maul Bot (Discord bots)

Harry Potter Bot -- Has HP topic questions, trivia, Daily Prophet articles, quotes, memes, news articles, sorts the user, images, film trailers, Would-You-Rather, Have-You-Ever questions, and action commands such as kiss, hug, congrats, etc.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=690343472947003594&scope=bot&permissions=117760
Harry Potter 2 Bot -- Has HP User-Above-You questions, word game topics, writing prompts, fan theories and random parts of a writing prompt that could be put together to create a whole one, random generators for various bio stats for your OC character.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=754880443471364166&scope=bot&permissions=384064
Darth Maul Bot -- Has search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy, and can generate random Star Wars trivia, topic questions, news articles, a random character you are dating, memes and action commands such as hug, kiss, marry, welcome, etc., and (non-SW) chatreviver topic questions, Marvel-Prequel crossover memes, normie memes, dank memes and Marvel memes.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=717555107545350145&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Hunger Games Bot -- Has HG trivia, topic questions, quotes, memes, news articles, film trailers, and random muttations, districts, weapons, occupations, whether the user lives or dies, and action commands such as hug, marry, dance, etc., and non-HG inspirational quotes, chatreviver topic questions, word game topics, shower thoughts, User-Above-You questions, anime memes, cute pics, writing prompts, Reddit funny posts, funny tweets.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
Marvel Bot -- Has Marvel trivia, a bunch of Marvel-related memes, quotes, news articles, PC wallpapers, random character you're dating, User-Above-You questions, MCU trailers, server emojis and Who-Would-Win scenarios, and fortune cookie fortunes (non-Marvel-related) and search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=727382092480118854&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Game of Thrones Bot -- Has GOT trivia, topic questions, quotes, news articles, memes, puts the user into a random Great House, and action commands such as welcome, hug, kiss, dance, etc. and non-GOT User-Above-You questions, shower thoughts, inspirational quotes, chat reviver topic questions, history memes, word prompts, funny Reddit posts, funny tweets and random facts.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
DC comics Bot -- Can generate random DC comics news articles, trivia, show/movie trailers, quote pics, cover art, memes, User-Above-You questions, Who-Would-Win scenarios, and action commands such as hug, kiss, slap, etc. and non-DC-comics-related inspirational quotes, writing prompts, funny tweets, random facts, funny Reddit posts, shower thoughts, normal memes, chatreviver topic questions, and search engines for youtube, giphy, imgur, Twitch, and urban dictionary.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=750829849505169539&scope=bot&permissions=515136
The support server for all of those bots is https://discord.gg/UqSEmb8
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2020.10.27 03:02 ModeratorsOfArmenia Azerbaijan-Turkey war against Artsakh [Day 31]

Armenia sub strives to be a quality source of up-to-date information and related developments
=> No justification, celebration or trivialisation of violence
=> No hate speech, personal attacks, trolling, low level or off-topic participation
=> Telegram channels are not official nor journalistic sources
=> When posting new info, include the link and relevant text
Donations
https://www.armeniafund.org <-- tax exempt for US citizens
https://himnadram.org/en
https://www.1000plus.am/en/payment
Previous Megathreads (day) => 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (27 sept 2020)
David's daily wrap-ups => Oct 27 Oct 26 Oct 25 Oct 24 Oct 23 Oct 22 Oct 21 Oct 20 Oct 19 Oct 18 Oct 17 Oct 16 Oct 15 Oct 14 Oct 13 Oct 12 Oct 11 Oct 10 Oct 9 Oct 8 Oct 7 Oct 6 Oct 5 Oct 4 Oct 3 Oct 2 Oct 1 Sep 30 Sep 29 Sep 28 Sep 27
David's patreon
Media updates and wrap-ups => EVNReport OC-Media JAMNews
Official sources => ArmenianUnified Artsrun Hovhannisyan Shushan Stepanyan Nikol Pashinyan Razm info
Analysts and experts => Tom de Waal Laurence Broers Emil Sanamyan
What is all this about? (updated Oct 24)
  • On Sept 27 Azerbaijan with direct involvement of Turkey using its Jihadist mercenaries from Syria and elsewhere launched a devastating war against the de facto Nagorno Karabakh Republic in an attempt to resolve the lingering Karabakh conflict using extreme and remorseless violence despite the existing peace process while rejecting UN's calls to stop fighting and also rejecting UN's appeal for a global ceasefire due to the pandemic.
  • Independent organisations have raised alarms of genocide (23 Oct), ethnic cleansing and a humanitarian catastrophe for the sieged indigenous Armenian population of Nagorno Karabakh.
  • Azerbaijan has intentionally violated international law by severely damaging 130 cities and villages including the capital of Nagorno Karabakh Stepanakert using aerial bombings, drone attacks, precision missiles, smerch, semi-ballistic strikes and artillery means as well as usage of cluster bombs against civilian settlements causing half of the Armenian civilians to be forced to leave and the remaining to live in underground shelters.
  • As of Oct 24 Azerbaijan's concerted destruction against the ethnic Armenian civilians of Nagorno Karabakh has resulted in 40 civilian killed, 120 wounded and 13100 civilian infrastructure destroyed, including homes, apartments, hospitals, schools, civilian vehicles as well as key civilian infrastructure vital to the survival of the civilian population. The destruction includes cultural heritage manifested by the bombing of a 19th century Armenian church.
  • As of Oct 24, Armenian KIA amount to a thousand, making it higher per capita than the KIA of the Vietnam War.
  • Neither the maxim of "there is no military solution to the conflict" always repeated by the US, France, EU, NATO, among others, nor all the calls for an unconditional ceasefire and resumption of negotiations made by the UN, EU, NATO, France, Russia and the US, among others, nor the two humanitarian ceasefires brokered by Russia and France which were summarily violated by Azerbaijan with backing from Turkey, have persuaded the latter to halt the violence.
  • As of Oct 24, after all the devastation, heavy destruction of armour of both sides, and over 6000 killed personnel of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces, Turkish-backed Jihadi mercenaries, and Turkish Armed Forces, as per the military leadership of Armenia, Azerbaijan is in control of some of the southern areas of the surrounding territories to the south and a small portion to the north east - all of them low lands.
What's up with Nagorno Karabakh?
  • Nagorno Karabakh has been an officially bordered self-governed autonomous region since 1923 which de facto became independent from the Soviet Union before Armenia and Azerbaijan gained their independence. Nagorno Karabakh has never been governed by the state of Azerbaijan and has never been under control of an independent Azerbaijan.
  • Nagorno Karabakh has had continuous majority indigenous Armenian presence since long before Azerbaijan became a state in 1918. Karabakh Armenians have their own culture, dialect, heritage and history going back millennia.
  • Nagorno Karabakh does not have the status of an occupied territory and it is not referred to as such by the international community, the UN, OSCE, third party experts, and all reputable international media. Nagorno Karabakh is considered by the international community as a break-away enclave where its Armenian indigenous population has agency with legal backing. Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast as was known during the USSR-era made several petitions to join Armenia, the last one backed by the European Parliament in 1988, culminating in an independence referendum.
  • The final status of Nagorno Karabakh is pending the UN-mandated OSCE settlement as also agreed to by Azerbaijan on the basis of the Helsinki Final Act of 1975 among other norms of international law. The UN-mandated OSCE led by the US, France and Russia, and backed by the UN, EU, NATO and Council of Europe, among others, non-optionally applies the principle of self-determination to Nagorno Karabakh.
  • There are four existing UN Security Council resolutions from 1993 which called for cease of hostilities and mandated the conflict to be settled under the OSCE framework, with the latter determining the final status of Nagorno Karabakh. These resolutions were triggered because of the capture of surrounding territories around Nagorno Karabakh by the Nagorno Karabakh forces during the final months of the Karabakh War in 1993. These resolutions do NOT recognise Nagorno Karabakh as occupied; do NOT demand withdrawals from Nagorno Karabakh; do NOT recognise Armenia as having occupied any territories; do NOT demand any withdrawals by Armenia from any territories - which is why there were no grounds for invoking Chapter VII either.
  • Same as above also applies to the only other existing non-binding 2008 UN General Assembly resolution which was rejected by the OSCE co-chairs (US, France and Russia) for attempting to bypass the UN-mandated OSCE framework to determine the final status of Nagorno Karabakh. The vast majority of UN member states abstained from voting in favour of this Azerbaijani-drafted unilateral resolution, and the vast majority of states which voted in favour were members of OIC and GUAM.
  • The ceasefire agreement of 1994 had three signatories: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh.
  • This is an authoritative map of Nagorno Karabakh with the surrounding territories with original place names courtesy of Thomas de Waal.
  • The Crisis Group's Karabakh Conflict Visual Explainer has a detailed timeline of the conflict.
  • The constitution of the de facto republic states that Nagorno Karabakh Republic and Artsakh Republic are synonymous, while not laying claim on the surrounding territories.
Is there a peace plan?
Is there a neutral narrative of the conflict?
  • UK-based Conciliation Resources helped Armenian and Azerbaijani journalists to jointly produce a neutral documentary where everything you see and hear is agreed by both parties, watch it online here. Tom de Waal's Black Garden book is considered to be a comprehensive and balanced work on the conflict.
I do not live in Armenia, how can I help?
Disclaimer: Borders are fluid in 5th generation wars. Fog of war exists. Official news is not independent news. Some sources of information are of unknown origin, such as Telegram channels often used to report events by users. There are independent journalists from reputable international media in Nagorno Karabakh.
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2020.10.27 01:07 MisogID Predictions on Next Refines - November 2020

The notification may come tomorrow (exactly one week before the next version update), but even if it doesn't, better be safe and push out this thread earlier than later (I did miss the timing on October's batch, but well, it was post-CYL2 so predictions didn't change much anyway).
I got Rhajat and Effie right last time (not too hard to guess, what the latter got is another story), and at least Sigurd was indeed tied to the same batch as Arvis. The only outlier is Saias who got the same weapon as Arvis, and honestly I feel that both could've waited after Valter, Arden and Joshua to avoid frictions from fans of characters in-between + Kana supporters. Resplendent-wise... well, I totally got the wrong timing but at least Marth did get Askr (no surprise there).
Back to the topic, things changed quite a bit as predictions are harder and harder to think about, not to mention the fate of early DC & Legendary units.
Post-October Legendary Update:
Not gonna lie, the predictions are jankier than usual, but since IS is unpredictable at times... well, that's why I can't really explain the reasoning outside of F2P units (more or less in order + Prf priority with Sacred Stones units spaced out with other games' characters in-between... and Arvis may be replaced by Gerome as in-between filler, thus potentially hurting Lyon's odds by sending him a bit later in 2021, but still within Q2... unless Joshua/Marisa are in the same batch). Note that I started adding healers (Genny in April), since we do lack non-red or blue premium options (both colors basically need to be showcased as often as possible, and common red/blue picks may require a green or colorless premium one to avoid color sharing in New Power banners). Four units as usual, maybe 5 due to DC/Legendaries.
Either way, I'll most likely have to rethink predictions once November and December's batches give a clearer view on what to expect, because there's so many red & blue units on the waiting list. That and the DC/Legendary cases.
In the meantime, feel free to speculate and/or wish for specific units to be refined.
Extra resource: F2P Waiting List
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2020.10.26 15:03 MajorParadox This week in SUPER Comics Discussion [Oct 26, 2020] - Who should Lois Lane dress up as for Halloween?

Welcome to The (Not So) Daily Planet!
Comment below with discussion on the releases this week or the question of the week. Try to reply to others instead of starting new threads on the same topic. Keep the conversations civil and have fun!
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Who should Lois Lane dress up as for Halloween?
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2020.10.26 15:00 JonKentOfficial Superboy Discussion Thread. 2020, October 26. Week 44.

Welcome to the Superboy Discussion Thread!

New week, new issues! This week we have Action Comics, guest-starring Jonathan Kent and Conner Kent! Also this week, a new issue of Legion of Super-Heroes with Jon Kent!

Action Comics #1026

This issue, it’s the Superman family versus everybody! In this blistering conclusion to the epic “House of Kent” saga, huge choices are made to defend the great city of Metropolis. Plus, amid all the chaos, the new owner of the Daily Planet is revealed-and it’s...Jimmy Olsen?! Guest-starring Jonathan Kent, Conner Kent, Supergirl, and the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis. Artists: John Romita Jr. - Klaus Janson - Brad Anderson.
Print version available. 2020, October 27.
Available on: ReadDC/Comixology. 2020, October 27.
U.S Price: $3.99.

Legion of Super-Heroes #10

A grudge that has endured 1,000 years! The unstoppable behemoth Rogol Zaar has survived the millennium to haunt Jonathan Kent where he least expected it! It’s a menace so terrible the Legion of Super-Heroes may not survive. Was this the challenge Brainiac 5 predicted? Is the Legion up to the task? Plus, who is dating whom in the 31st century? Another searing chapter in the far-flung future of the DC Universe, courtesy of Bendis, Sook, and von Grawbadger!
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis. Artists: Ryan Sook - Wade von Grawbadger - Jordie Bellaire.
Print version available. 2020, October 27.
Available on: ReadDC/Comixology. 2020, October 27.
U.S Price: $3.99.
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2020.10.26 04:32 ModeratorsOfArmenia Azerbaijan-Turkey war against Artsakh [Day 30]

Armenia sub strives to be a quality source of up-to-date information and related developments
=> No justification, celebration or trivialisation of violence
=> No hate speech, personal attacks, trolling, low level or off-topic participation
=> Telegram channels are not official nor journalistic sources
=> When posting new info, include the link and relevant text
Donations
https://www.armeniafund.org <-- tax exempt for US citizens
https://himnadram.org/en
https://www.1000plus.am/en/payment
Previous Megathreads (day) => 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (27 sept 2020)
David's daily wrap-ups => Oct 26 Oct 25 Oct 24 Oct 23 Oct 22 Oct 21 Oct 20 Oct 19 Oct 18 Oct 17 Oct 16 Oct 15 Oct 14 Oct 13 Oct 12 Oct 11 Oct 10 Oct 9 Oct 8 Oct 7 Oct 6 Oct 5 Oct 4 Oct 3 Oct 2 Oct 1 Sep 30 Sep 29 Sep 28 Sep 27
David's patreon
Media updates and wrap-ups => EVNReport OC-Media JAMNews
Official sources => ArmenianUnified Artsrun Hovhannisyan Shushan Stepanyan Nikol Pashinyan Razm info
Analysts and experts => Tom de Waal Laurence Broers Emil Sanamyan
What is all this about? (updated Oct 24)
  • On Sept 27 Azerbaijan with direct involvement of Turkey using its Jihadist mercenaries from Syria and elsewhere launched a devastating war against the de facto Nagorno Karabakh Republic in an attempt to resolve the lingering Karabakh conflict using extreme and remorseless violence despite the existing peace process while rejecting UN's calls to stop fighting and also rejecting UN's appeal for a global ceasefire due to the pandemic.
  • Independent organisations have raised alarms of genocide (23 Oct), ethnic cleansing and a humanitarian catastrophe for the sieged indigenous Armenian population of Nagorno Karabakh.
  • Azerbaijan has intentionally violated international law by severely damaging 130 cities and villages including the capital of Nagorno Karabakh Stepanakert using aerial bombings, drone attacks, precision missiles, smerch, semi-ballistic strikes and artillery means as well as usage of cluster bombs against civilian settlements causing half of the Armenian civilians to be forced to leave and the remaining to live in underground shelters.
  • As of Oct 24 Azerbaijan's concerted destruction against the ethnic Armenian civilians of Nagorno Karabakh has resulted in 40 civilian killed, 120 wounded and 13100 civilian infrastructure destroyed, including homes, apartments, hospitals, schools, civilian vehicles as well as key civilian infrastructure vital to the survival of the civilian population. The destruction includes cultural heritage manifested by the bombing of a 19th century Armenian church.
  • As of Oct 24, Armenian KIA amount to a thousand, making it higher per capita than the KIA of the Vietnam War.
  • Neither the maxim of "there is no military solution to the conflict" always repeated by the US, France, EU, NATO, among others, nor all the calls for an unconditional ceasefire and resumption of negotiations made by the UN, EU, NATO, France, Russia and the US, among others, nor the two humanitarian ceasefires brokered by Russia and France which were summarily violated by Azerbaijan with backing from Turkey, have persuaded the latter to halt the violence.
  • As of Oct 24, after all the devastation, heavy destruction of armour of both sides, and over 6000 killed personnel of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces, Turkish-backed Jihadi mercenaries, and Turkish Armed Forces, as per the military leadership of Armenia, Azerbaijan is in control of some of the southern areas of the surrounding territories to the south and a small portion to the north east - all of them low lands.
What's up with Nagorno Karabakh?
  • Nagorno Karabakh has been an officially bordered self-governed autonomous region since 1923 which de facto became independent from the Soviet Union before Armenia and Azerbaijan gained their independence. Nagorno Karabakh has never been governed by the state of Azerbaijan and has never been under control of an independent Azerbaijan.
  • Nagorno Karabakh has had continuous majority indigenous Armenian presence since long before Azerbaijan became a state in 1918. Karabakh Armenians have their own culture, dialect, heritage and history going back millennia.
  • Nagorno Karabakh does not have the status of an occupied territory and it is not referred to as such by the international community, the UN, OSCE, third party experts, and all reputable international media. Nagorno Karabakh is considered by the international community as a break-away enclave where its Armenian indigenous population has agency with legal backing. Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast as was known during the USSR-era made several petitions to join Armenia, the last one backed by the European Parliament in 1988, culminating in an independence referendum.
  • The final status of Nagorno Karabakh is pending the UN-mandated OSCE settlement as also agreed to by Azerbaijan on the basis of the Helsinki Final Act of 1975 among other norms of international law. The UN-mandated OSCE led by the US, France and Russia, and backed by the UN, EU, NATO and Council of Europe, among others, non-optionally applies the principle of self-determination to Nagorno Karabakh.
  • There are four existing UN Security Council resolutions from 1993 which called for cease of hostilities and mandated the conflict to be settled under the OSCE framework, with the latter determining the final status of Nagorno Karabakh. These resolutions were triggered because of the capture of surrounding territories around Nagorno Karabakh by the Nagorno Karabakh forces during the final months of the Karabakh War in 1993. These resolutions do NOT recognise Nagorno Karabakh as occupied; do NOT demand withdrawals from Nagorno Karabakh; do NOT recognise Armenia as having occupied any territories; do NOT demand any withdrawals by Armenia from any territories - which is why there were no grounds for invoking Chapter VII either.
  • Same as above also applies to the only other existing non-binding 2008 UN General Assembly resolution which was rejected by the OSCE co-chairs (US, France and Russia) for attempting to bypass the UN-mandated OSCE framework to determine the final status of Nagorno Karabakh. The vast majority of UN member states abstained from voting in favour of this Azerbaijani-drafted unilateral resolution, and the vast majority of states which voted in favour were members of OIC and GUAM.
  • The ceasefire agreement of 1994 had three signatories: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh.
  • This is an authoritative map of Nagorno Karabakh with the surrounding territories with original place names courtesy of Thomas de Waal.
  • The Crisis Group's Karabakh Conflict Visual Explainer has a detailed timeline of the conflict.
  • The constitution of the de facto republic states that Nagorno Karabakh Republic and Artsakh Republic are synonymous, while not laying claim on the surrounding territories.
Is there a peace plan?
Is there a neutral narrative of the conflict?
  • UK-based Conciliation Resources helped Armenian and Azerbaijani journalists to jointly produce a neutral documentary where everything you see and hear is agreed by both parties, watch it online here. Tom de Waal's Black Garden book is considered to be a comprehensive and balanced work on the conflict.
I do not live in Armenia, how can I help?
Disclaimer: Borders are fluid in 5th generation wars. Fog of war exists. Official news is not independent news. Some sources of information are of unknown origin, such as Telegram channels often used to report events by users. There are independent journalists from reputable international media in Nagorno Karabakh.
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2020.10.26 04:27 redtexture Options Questions Safe Haven Thread Oct 26 - Nov 01 2020

For the options questions you wanted to ask, but were afraid to. There are no stupid questions, only dumb answers.   Fire away. This project succeeds via thoughtful sharing of knowledge. You, too, are invited to respond to these questions. This is a weekly rotation with past threads linked below.
BEFORE POSTING, please review the list of frequent answers below. .
Don't exercise your (long) options for stock! Exercising throws away extrinsic value that selling harvests. Simply sell your (long) options, to close the position, for a gain or loss.
Key informational links • Options FAQ / wiki: Frequent Answers to Questions • Options Glossary • List of Recommended Options Books • Introduction to Options (The Options Playbook) • The complete options side-bar links, for mobile app users. • Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options (Options Clearing Corporation)
Getting started in options • Calls and puts, long and short, an introduction (Redtexture) • Exercise & Assignment - A Guide (ScottishTrader) • Why Options Are Rarely Exercised - Chris Butler - Project Option (18 minutes) • I just made (or lost) $___. Should I close the trade? (Redtexture) • Disclose option position details, for a useful response
Introductory Trading Commentary • Options Basics: How to Pick the Right Strike Price (Elvis Picardo - Investopedia) • High Probability Options Trading Defined (Kirk DuPlessis, Option Alpha) • Options Expiration & Assignment (Option Alpha) • Expiration times and dates (Investopedia) • Options Pricing & The Greeks (Option Alpha) (30 minutes) • Options Greeks (captut) • Common mistakes and useful advice for new options traders (wiki) • Common Intra-Day Stock Market Patterns - (Cory Mitchell - The Balance)
Why did my options lose value when the stock price moved favorably? • Options extrinsic and intrinsic value, an introduction (Redtexture)
Trade planning, risk reduction and trade size • Exit-first trade planning, and a risk-reduction checklist (Redtexture) • Trade Checklists and Guides (Option Alpha) • Planning for trades to fail. (John Carter) (at 90 seconds)
Minimizing Bid-Ask Spreads (high-volume options are best) • Price discovery for wide bid-ask spreads (Redtexture) • List of option activity by underlying (Market Chameleon)
Closing out a trade • Most options positions are closed before expiration (Options Playbook) • When to Exit Guide (Option Alpha) • Risk to reward ratios change: a reason for early exit (Redtexture) • Close positions before expiration: TSLA decline after market close (PapaCharlie9) (September 11, 2020)
Miscellaneous • Graph of the VIX: S&P 500 volatility index (StockCharts) • Options expirations calendar (Options Clearing Corporation) • Unscheduled Market Closings Guide & OCC Rules (Options Clearing Corporation) • Stock Splits, Mergers, Spinoffs, Bankruptcies and Options (Options Industry Council) • Trading Halts and Options (PDF) (Options Clearing Corporation) • Options listing procedure (PDF) (Options Clearing Corporation) • Collateral and short option positions: Options Clearing Corporation - Rule 601 (PDF) • Expiration creation: Weeklies, Indexes (CBOE) • Strike Price Creation (CBOE) (PDF) •  New Strike Price Requests (CBOE) •  When and Why New Strikes Are Added (Stack Exchange) • Weekly expirations CBOE • A selected list of option chain & option data websites • Selected calendars of economic reports and events • An incomplete list of international brokers trading USA (and European) options
Previous weeks' Option Questions Safe Haven threads.
Complete archive: 2018, 2019, 2020
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2020.10.26 03:33 arlen1997 Harry Potter Bot, Harry Potter 2 Bot, DC comics Bot, Marvel Bot, Hunger Games Bot, Game of Thrones Bot, Darth Maul Bot (Discord bots)

Harry Potter Bot -- Has HP topic questions, trivia, Daily Prophet articles, quotes, memes, news articles, sorts the user, images, film trailers, Would-You-Rather, Have-You-Ever questions, and action commands such as kiss, hug, congrats, etc.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=690343472947003594&scope=bot&permissions=117760
Harry Potter 2 Bot -- Has HP User-Above-You questions, word game topics, writing prompts, fan theories and random parts of a writing prompt that could be put together to create a whole one, random generators for various bio stats for your OC character.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=754880443471364166&scope=bot&permissions=384064
Darth Maul Bot -- Has search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy, and can generate random Star Wars trivia, topic questions, news articles, a random character you are dating, memes and action commands such as hug, kiss, marry, welcome, etc., and (non-SW) chatreviver topic questions, Marvel-Prequel crossover memes, normie memes, dank memes and Marvel memes.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=717555107545350145&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Hunger Games Bot -- Has HG trivia, topic questions, quotes, memes, news articles, film trailers, and random muttations, districts, weapons, occupations, whether the user lives or dies, and action commands such as hug, marry, dance, etc., and non-HG inspirational quotes, chatreviver topic questions, word game topics, shower thoughts, User-Above-You questions, anime memes, cute pics, writing prompts, Reddit funny posts, funny tweets.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
Marvel Bot -- Has Marvel trivia, a bunch of Marvel-related memes, quotes, news articles, PC wallpapers, random character you're dating, User-Above-You questions, MCU trailers, server emojis and Who-Would-Win scenarios, and fortune cookie fortunes (non-Marvel-related) and search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=727382092480118854&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Game of Thrones Bot -- Has GOT trivia, topic questions, quotes, news articles, memes, puts the user into a random Great House, and action commands such as welcome, hug, kiss, dance, etc. and non-GOT User-Above-You questions, shower thoughts, inspirational quotes, chat reviver topic questions, history memes, word prompts, funny Reddit posts, funny tweets and random facts.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
DC comics Bot -- Can generate random DC comics news articles, trivia, show/movie trailers, quote pics, cover art, memes, User-Above-You questions, Who-Would-Win scenarios, and action commands such as hug, kiss, slap, etc. and non-DC-comics-related inspirational quotes, writing prompts, funny tweets, random facts, funny Reddit posts, shower thoughts, normal memes, chatreviver topic questions, and search engines for youtube, giphy, imgur, Twitch, and urban dictionary.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=750829849505169539&scope=bot&permissions=515136
The support server for all of those bots is https://discord.gg/UqSEmb8
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2020.10.26 03:32 arlen1997 Harry Potter Bot, Harry Potter 2 Bot, DC comics Bot, Marvel Bot, Hunger Games Bot, Game of Thrones Bot, Darth Maul Bot (Discord bots)

Harry Potter Bot -- Has HP topic questions, trivia, Daily Prophet articles, quotes, memes, news articles, sorts the user, images, film trailers, Would-You-Rather, Have-You-Ever questions, and action commands such as kiss, hug, congrats, etc.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=690343472947003594&scope=bot&permissions=117760
Harry Potter 2 Bot -- Has HP User-Above-You questions, word game topics, writing prompts, fan theories and random parts of a writing prompt that could be put together to create a whole one, random generators for various bio stats for your OC character.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=754880443471364166&scope=bot&permissions=384064
Darth Maul Bot -- Has search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy, and can generate random Star Wars trivia, topic questions, news articles, a random character you are dating, memes and action commands such as hug, kiss, marry, welcome, etc., and (non-SW) chatreviver topic questions, Marvel-Prequel crossover memes, normie memes, dank memes and Marvel memes.
https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=717555107545350145&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Hunger Games Bot -- Has HG trivia, topic questions, quotes, memes, news articles, film trailers, and random muttations, districts, weapons, occupations, whether the user lives or dies, and action commands such as hug, marry, dance, etc., and non-HG inspirational quotes, chatreviver topic questions, word game topics, shower thoughts, User-Above-You questions, anime memes, cute pics, writing prompts, Reddit funny posts, funny tweets.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
Marvel Bot -- Has Marvel trivia, a bunch of Marvel-related memes, quotes, news articles, PC wallpapers, random character you're dating, User-Above-You questions, MCU trailers, server emojis and Who-Would-Win scenarios, and fortune cookie fortunes (non-Marvel-related) and search engines for youtube, imgur, Twitch, urban dictionary and giphy.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=727382092480118854&scope=bot&permissions=379968
Game of Thrones Bot -- Has GOT trivia, topic questions, quotes, news articles, memes, puts the user into a random Great House, and action commands such as welcome, hug, kiss, dance, etc. and non-GOT User-Above-You questions, shower thoughts, inspirational quotes, chat reviver topic questions, history memes, word prompts, funny Reddit posts, funny tweets and random facts.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=748824044526370896&scope=bot&permissions=515136
DC comics Bot -- Can generate random DC comics news articles, trivia, show/movie trailers, quote pics, cover art, memes, User-Above-You questions, Who-Would-Win scenarios, and action commands such as hug, kiss, slap, etc. and non-DC-comics-related inspirational quotes, writing prompts, funny tweets, random facts, funny Reddit posts, shower thoughts, normal memes, chatreviver topic questions, and search engines for youtube, giphy, imgur, Twitch, and urban dictionary.
https://discord.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=750829849505169539&scope=bot&permissions=515136
The support server for all of those bots is https://discord.gg/UqSEmb8
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2020.10.25 12:02 RobyRew Adobe Zii LATEST RELEASES

Edit: Adobe Zii 6.0.2 - Release Date: 26/10/2020

Now the updates will all be in this post, to avoid creating other posts, simply here will be the latest patch available.

What’s New:
Fixed:This patch will fix a few bugs that were causing problemsAi: Home Screen, iCloud Library running nowDw: running on Catalina 10.15.5 now, Nag screen fixed

Thanks to the TNT hackers team, here we have the second version of Adobe Zii 2021 Adobe Zii v6.0.2, supporting the following versions of apps:
App: From version: To version:
Acrobat DC 20.012.20048 20.012.20048
After Effects 17.5 17.5
Animate 21.0 21.0
Audition 13.0.11 13.0.11
Bridge 11.0 11.0
Character Animator 3.4 3.4
Dimension 3.4 3.4
Dreamweaver 21.0 21.0
Illustrator 25.0 25.0
InCopy 16.0 16.0
InDesign 16.0 16.0
Lightroom Classic 10.0 10.0
Media Encoder 14.5 14.5
Photoshop 22.0 22.0
Prelude 9.0.1 9.0.1
Premiere Pro 14.5 14.5
Premiere Rush 1.5.34 1.5.34
XD 34.0.12 34.0.12
Photoshop Elements 2021.0 2021.0
Premiere Elements 2021.0 2021.0

CLEAN INSTALLATION GUIDE:

  1. Download AppCleaner and uninstall any Adobe app and their respective Adobe files using the AppCleaner app. If you have any old version obviously
  2. Download Creative Cloud v5.3.0 from adobe.com.
  3. Log in with your Adobe account, or create a totally new one (its free).
  4. Install the apps you want to patch.
  5. Download AdobeZii v6.0.2 and open the .dmg file.
  6. Right click on the AdobeZii program and "Open".
  7. Once you have AdobeZii open, if you want to patch a specific app, drag and drop the app you want to patch where it says "PATCH OR DRAG.And if you want to patch all the apps, click on the" PATCH OR DRAG "button.
  8. It will ask you for the password for the administrator user, you put it and wait for the process to finish.
  9. If you do all the steps correctly it should work fine.

Problems solved:

Apps crash, won't open?
You can try Little Snitch blocking outgoing and incoming connections
Patched successful?
In the top bar in the "Help" tab, you should see "K'ed By TNT team", Acrobat don't have it
Unidentified developer?
Right Click and then "Open"
Supported Platforms?
Only macOS, for Windows visit GenP, for Linux good look :)
Can I log out of CC after installing an app?
Yes, but I don't recommend to do that.
If you can't open Adobe Zii App, you can try this:
  1. ⁠Create a folder on the desktop named Adobe Zii 6.0.2
  2. ⁠Right click on the original AdobeZii application, and show content
  3. ⁠Copy the folder “Contents” and paste it in the folder you created on the desktop (AdobeZii 6.0.2)
  4. ⁠Change the name of the folder AdobeZii 6.0.2 to AdobeZii 6.0.2.app
  5. ⁠Run it normally 😉
Edit: Lightroom Classic Fix POST by u/mannibis

For Adobe CC 2019, use Adobe Zii 4.5
For Adobe CC 2020, use Adobe Zii 5.3

Remember that using this tool is only for testing purposes, we do not recommend using it as a tool to crack/hack paid programs.
I declare not responsible for the type of use that you give to Adobe Zii.
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2020.10.25 05:47 ModeratorsOfArmenia Azerbaijan-Turkey war against Artsakh [Day 29]

Armenia sub strives to be a quality source of up-to-date information and related developments
=> No justification, celebration or trivialisation of violence
=> No hate speech, personal attacks, trolling, low level or off-topic participation
=> Telegram channels are not official nor journalistic sources
=> When posting new info, include the link and relevant text
Donations
https://www.armeniafund.org <-- tax exempt for US citizens
https://himnadram.org/en
https://www.1000plus.am/en/payment
Previous Megathreads (day) => 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (27 sept 2020)
David's daily wrap-ups => Oct 24 Oct 23 Oct 22 Oct 21 Oct 20 Oct 19 Oct 18 Oct 17 Oct 16 Oct 15 Oct 14 Oct 13 Oct 12 Oct 11 Oct 10 Oct 9 Oct 8 Oct 7 Oct 6 Oct 5 Oct 4 Oct 3 Oct 2 Oct 1 Sep 30 Sep 29 Sep 28 Sep 27
David's patreon
Media updates and wrap-ups => EVNReport OC-Media JAMNews
Official sources => ArmenianUnified Artsrun Hovhannisyan Shushan Stepanyan Nikol Pashinyan Razm info
Analysts and experts => Tom de Waal Laurence Broers Emil Sanamyan
What is all this about? (updated Oct 24)
  • On Sept 27 Azerbaijan with direct involvement of Turkey using its Jihadist mercenaries from Syria and elsewhere launched a devastating war against the de facto Nagorno Karabakh Republic in an attempt to resolve the lingering Karabakh conflict using extreme and remorseless violence despite the existing peace process while rejecting UN's calls to stop fighting and also rejecting UN's appeal for a global ceasefire due to the pandemic.
  • Independent organisations have raised alarms of genocide (23 Oct), ethnic cleansing and a humanitarian catastrophe for the sieged indigenous Armenian population of Nagorno Karabakh.
  • Azerbaijan has intentionally violated international law by severely damaging 130 cities and villages including the capital of Nagorno Karabakh Stepanakert using aerial bombings, drone attacks, precision missiles, smerch, semi-ballistic strikes and artillery means as well as usage of cluster bombs against civilian settlements causing half of the Armenian civilians to be forced to leave and the remaining to live in underground shelters.
  • As of Oct 24 Azerbaijan's concerted destruction against the ethnic Armenian civilians of Nagorno Karabakh has resulted in 40 civilian killed, 120 wounded and 13100 civilian infrastructure destroyed, including homes, apartments, hospitals, schools, civilian vehicles as well as key civilian infrastructure vital to the survival of the civilian population. The destruction includes cultural heritage manifested by the bombing of a 19th century Armenian church.
  • As of Oct 24, Armenian KIA amount to a thousand, making it higher per capita than the KIA of the Vietnam War.
  • Neither the maxim of "there is no military solution to the conflict" always repeated by the US, France, EU, NATO, among others, nor all the calls for an unconditional ceasefire and resumption of negotiations made by the UN, EU, NATO, France, Russia and the US, among others, nor the two humanitarian ceasefires brokered by Russia and France which were summarily violated by Azerbaijan with backing from Turkey, have persuaded the latter to halt the violence.
  • As of Oct 24, after all the devastation, heavy destruction of armour of both sides, and over 6000 killed personnel of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces, Turkish-backed Jihadi mercenaries, and Turkish Armed Forces, as per the military leadership of Armenia, Azerbaijan is in control of some of the southern areas of the surrounding territories to the south and a small portion to the north east - all of them low lands.
What's up with Nagorno Karabakh?
  • Nagorno Karabakh has been an officially bordered self-governed autonomous region since 1923 which de facto became independent from the Soviet Union before Armenia and Azerbaijan gained their independence. Nagorno Karabakh has never been governed by the state of Azerbaijan and has never been under control of an independent Azerbaijan.
  • Nagorno Karabakh has had continuous majority indigenous Armenian presence since long before Azerbaijan became a state in 1918. Karabakh Armenians have their own culture, dialect, heritage and history going back millennia.
  • Nagorno Karabakh does not have the status of an occupied territory and it is not referred to as such by the international community, the UN, OSCE, third party experts, and all reputable international media. Nagorno Karabakh is considered by the international community as a break-away enclave where its Armenian indigenous population has agency with legal backing. Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast as was known during the USSR-era made several petitions to join Armenia, the last one backed by the European Parliament in 1988, culminating in an independence referendum.
  • The final status of Nagorno Karabakh is pending the UN-mandated OSCE settlement as also agreed to by Azerbaijan on the basis of the Helsinki Final Act of 1975 among other norms of international law. The UN-mandated OSCE led by the US, France and Russia, and backed by the UN, EU, NATO and Council of Europe, among others, non-optionally applies the principle of self-determination to Nagorno Karabakh.
  • There are four existing UN Security Council resolutions from 1993 which called for cease of hostilities and mandated the conflict to be settled under the OSCE framework, with the latter determining the final status of Nagorno Karabakh. These resolutions were triggered because of the capture of surrounding territories around Nagorno Karabakh by the Nagorno Karabakh forces during the final months of the Karabakh War in 1993. These resolutions do NOT recognise Nagorno Karabakh as occupied; do NOT demand withdrawals from Nagorno Karabakh; do NOT recognise Armenia as having occupied any territories; do NOT demand any withdrawals by Armenia from any territories - which is why there were no grounds for invoking Chapter VII either.
  • Same as above also applies to the only other existing non-binding 2008 UN General Assembly resolution which was rejected by the OSCE co-chairs (US, France and Russia) for attempting to bypass the UN-mandated OSCE framework to determine the final status of Nagorno Karabakh. The vast majority of UN member states abstained from voting in favour of this Azerbaijani-drafted unilateral resolution, and the vast majority of states which voted in favour were members of OIC and GUAM.
  • The ceasefire agreement of 1994 had three signatories: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh.
  • This is an authoritative map of Nagorno Karabakh with the surrounding territories with original place names courtesy of Thomas de Waal.
  • The Crisis Group's Karabakh Conflict Visual Explainer has a detailed timeline of the conflict.
  • The constitution of the de facto republic states that Nagorno Karabakh Republic and Artsakh Republic are synonymous, while not laying claim on the surrounding territories.
Is there a peace plan?
Is there a neutral narrative of the conflict?
  • UK-based Conciliation Resources helped Armenian and Azerbaijani journalists to jointly produce a neutral documentary where everything you see and hear is agreed by both parties, watch it online here. Tom de Waal's Black Garden book is considered to be a comprehensive and balanced work on the conflict.
I do not live in Armenia, how can I help?
Disclaimer: Borders are fluid in 5th generation wars. Fog of war exists. Official news is not independent news. Some sources of information are of unknown origin, such as Telegram channels often used to report events by users. There are independent journalists from reputable international media in Nagorno Karabakh.
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2020.10.25 02:59 MandyMod Fleshing Out Curse of Strahd: Vasili, Ireena, and The Shrine of the White Sun

Hello everyone! In my last post, I said that I'd be writing about Vampyr next. But I've realized that there are a few subjects I haven't covered in my series yet and I tend to get a number of questions about that missing content. So before finishing up Fleshing Out, I want to go ahead and fill in the blanks. Is this just a way for me to avoid saying goodbye to this series? Mayyybeeee. XD But I also don't want to leave you guys hanging. So instead of Vampyr, you guys get my take on Vasili and Ireena. Enjoy!
**** Master Table of Contents **** - Click here for links to every post in the series
Prepping the Adventure
Death House
The Village of Barovia
- Vasili, Ireena, and The Shrine of the White Sun
Tser Pool, Vistani, and Tarroka
Old Bonegrinder
Vallaki
The Fanes of Barovia
The Winery
Yester Hill
Van Richten's Tower (and Ezmerelda)
Kresk
The Abbey of St. Markovia
Argynvostholt
Berez
Running Werewolves and Lycanthropes
The Amber Temple
Castle Ravenloft

Vasili von Holtz

Vasili von Holtz is the alter ego that Strahd uses when he doesn't want to be recognized. Vasili is only mentioned a grand total of three times in the module: once in the Coffin Maker's Shop, once in Watcherhaus, and once in the appendix in reference to the Abbot. Each of these name drops is quite small, so if you missed the references it's not terribly surprising.
Like many things in Ravenloft lore, Vasili's character has been recently expanded on by the subreddit and other sources to become more prominent in the campaign. And until this point, I haven't written about him at all. So, to alleviate the questions I get about him, I'll go ahead and give you my thoughts.

The Shrine of the White Sun

Ireena

Ireena's Endings

As written, there are three endings that you can expect for Ireena. Only one is mildly acceptable.
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I hope that all helps answer any questions you have regarding Vasili, Ireena, and the pool! As I mentioned in the very beginning, I'm trying to fill in any gaps I've left in my Fleshing Out series before finishing it. If there are any subjects you think I've missed, feel free to suggest them!
- Mandy
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2020.10.24 22:25 Older_and_Wiser_Now Joe Biden ignored the pressure Hunter's presence would have on Ukrainian prosecutors, because HUNTER was the SON OF THE 2ND MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD- Detailed Timeline of Key Events in the Joe Biden - Hunter Biden - Ukraine-gate scandal

I've been literally spending the last week of my life trying to figure out how best to communicate the FACTS behind Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the REAL Ukrainegate (Hunter joined a company called Burisima owned by a corrupt oligarch, who was under investigation for money-laundering WHEN HUNTER JOINED THE BOARD OF THE COMPANY!!!) The more research I have performed, the more disgusted I am with the deeply cynical moves of the man who is likely going to become the next leader of the free world, Joe Biden, heaven help us all.
I have focused on using "credible sources", lol, such as the NYT and wsj.com to establish FACTS, a few times I use breitbart.com and foxnews.com for commentary, but only AFTER the facts have been established elsewhere. I'm putting the word "credible" in quotes because these sources are not at all credible to me, they are heavily biased to tell a narrative that favors the status quo, but that is beyond the scope of this essay. One exception: the testimony of former prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was demonized by Joe Biden and fired from his job in order to obtain US aid -> my only source is foxnews.com because "credible" sources never let Shokin tell his side of the story.
To communicate the facts to you as simply as possible, here is the process I have followed:
1) produced a detailed timeline, complete with sources and quotes. But I was afraid of TL;DR, so I decided to publish that last.
2) produced a much simpler "overview" timeline that contains bullet points of key events, with links to sources but no quotes. It's easier to read, but more work for those who want to check sources for themselves.
3) Produced an even higher level, overview graphic image of the MOST IMPORTANT KEY EVENTS!!!
 
So, if you are a TL;DR type person ...
 
START HERE v v v v v v v
Pro Tip: START by looking at this overview graphic image of the MOST IMPORTANT KEY EVENTS!!!!
START HERE ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
 
... then you can expand your view, by looking at the Overview Timeline of Key Events in the Joe Biden - Hunter Biden - Ukraine-gate scandal, with bullet points of key events ...
(also, the overview document contains a preface that I have not reproduced here)
 
... and finally, you can continue reading THIS document, which contains the most detail of all three.
 
The TRUTH of the matter is, Joe Biden didn't lift a finger to stop Hunter Biden from serving on the board of a company whose owner was under investigation for money laundering. He ignored the pressure Hunter's presence would have on Ukrainian prosecutors who were involved in that case because Hunter was the son of perhaps the second most powerful man in the world.
Wouldn't any normal person believe that to go against Joe would incur his wrath, and that pursuing a corruption case against Hunter Biden's employer would essentially be going against Joe? Wouldn't it be a normal, human reaction for Ukrainian prosecutors to fear the power of Joe Biden, and as a result, make the case against Burisima Holdings go away?
I submit to you, in the borrowed words of James Comey,
"no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case".
In the end, the case was not pursued, imagine that! What came after simply shocks me. Joe goes on to actually LECTURE Ukrainian Parliament about the need for THEM to cleanup corruption, and demanded changes to the prosecutors office. Guess how well that speech went over?
The only applause Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. got while he addressed the Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday was when he berated Russia. That’s not hard: Russia’s venality — the seizure of Crimea and the support for separatists in eastern Ukraine — is a strong unifying force in Ukrainian politics. By contrast, Mr. Biden’s ardent talk of the need to put an end to Ukraine’s ubiquitous corruption and the power of its oligarchs was met with stony silence.
Sadly, the credibility of Mr. Biden’s message may be undermined by the association of his son with a Ukrainian natural-gas company, Burisma Holdings, which is owned by a former government official suspected of corrupt practices ... Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, has been under investigation in Britain and in Ukraine. It should be plain to Hunter Biden that any connection with a Ukrainian oligarch damages his father’s efforts to help Ukraine. This is not a board he should be sitting on.
As we all know now, Biden went even further ... he threatened to CANCEL a US aid package unless - and I still cannot get over this - unless the prosecutor who might have turned a blind eye to the corruption of Hunter Biden's company GOT FIRED. Joe Biden's FAMILY profits from the investigation being called off (to the tune of about $2.5 million), and THEN Joe Biden acts like a cruel bully, a tremendously POWERFUL bully to the prosecutor? IMHO, It's like putting out a hit job on the guy who saved your child from drowning. Who does that?
I submit to you, if Joe Biden cannot see the harm caused when Hunter joined the Board of Burisima, it is because he is intentionally putting blinders on and refusing to see it. Of course, "I didn't know" is a legally acceptable defense in our judicial system. So politicians actually have an incentive to turn a blind eye, or at least pretend to do so, when their relatives engage in influence peddling to the highest bidders.
 
Note: Events described in the timeline are all prior to the "October Surprise" leak of documents. So all the nonsense about whether those docs are "information" or "disinformation" has no bearing on what is contained on this timeline.
 

Detailed Timeline of Key Events in the Joe Biden - Hunter Biden - Ukraine-gate scandal

Jan 2009

  • Event: Joe Biden becomes Vice-President of the United States
  • Event: Sen. John Kerry serves as chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
 

June 2009

  • Event: Hunter Biden, Christopher Heinz, and Devon Archer found Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment and advisory firm
  • Note: this is five months after the Obama/Biden administration takes power
  • Christopher Heinz is John Kerry’s stepson and an heir to the food-company fortune
  • Devon Archer is a wealthy investor, top Democratic campaign bundler, and close family friend of John Kerry
Source: newyorker.com
In June, 2009, five months after Joe Biden became Vice-President, Hunter co-founded a second company, Rosemont Seneca Partners, with Christopher Heinz, Senator John Kerry’s stepson and an heir to the food-company fortune, and Devon Archer, a former Abercrombie & Fitch model who started his finance career at Citibank in Asia and who had been friends with Heinz at Yale. (Heinz and Archer already had a private-equity fund called Rosemont Capital.)
Source: breitbart.com
as both Joe Biden and John Kerry negotiated sensitive and high-stakes deals with foreign governments, Rosemont entities secured a series of exclusive deals often with those same foreign governments,” Schweizer wrote.
For a small firm with no track record, Rosemont Seneca scored high-level meetings with officials in China over the years, with each meeting coincidentally corresponding to official meetings between Vice President Biden and Chinese leaders.
 

2012

  • Event: "Hunter Biden begins the process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve"
Source: wsj.com
[Hunter] Biden, 44 years old, decided to pursue military service relatively late, beginning the direct-commission process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve in 2012.
 

Jan 2013

  • Event: Sen. John Kerry succeeds Hillary Clinton to become Obama's Secretary of State
 

May 2013

  • Event: "Hunter was commissioned as an ensign and assigned to a reserve unit"
Source: wsj.com
Biden was commissioned as an ensign on May 7, 2013, and assigned to Navy Public Affairs Support Element East in Norfolk, Va., a reserve unit, according to the Navy
 

June 2013

  • Event: "Hunter reports for duty, and tests positive for cocaine
Source: wsj.com
after reporting to his unit in Norfolk, [Hunter] was given a drug test, which turned up positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the situation.

December 2013

  • Event: Joe makes a vice-presidential trip to China, in an attempt to cool a dispute between China and Japan. He brought Hunter along with him on Air Force Two
Source: nytimes.com
Seeking to cool an escalating dispute between China and Japan about an air defense zone created by Beijing over contested waters, Mr. Biden was practical. He backed Japan, America’s ally, with strong words while warning China not to scramble fighter jets in the airspace, even as he tacitly conceded that Beijing would never roll back the measure.
Source: nytimes.com/
Hunter Biden and one of his daughters flew to China from Japan aboard Air Force Two with the vice president, who was in the midst of a diplomatic mission intended to calm rising tensions in the region.
 
  • Event: Bohai Harvest RST, a $1 Billion investment fund, is founded by Chinese and American partners including Rosemont Seneca Partners
Source: "About" page for Bohai Harvest RST
Formed in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in December 2013 as its first cross-border investment private equity firm, BHR is the cross-border investment arm of Bohai Industrial Investment Fund, itself among China’s first-ever RMB-denominated private equity funds approved by the State Council. BHR, with its unique mixed ownership, combines the resources and platforms of China’s largest financial institutions (including Bank of China, China Development Bank Capital, Harvest Fund, Postal Savings Bank of China, China Life and the National Council of Social Security Fund) and the networks and know-how of our U.S.-based investment fund and advisory firm shareholders.
What do you think BHR refers to in that last sentence when they say "the networks and know-how"? They are referring to the CONNECTIONS that their American partners have, baby. And clearly one of the most important and powerful connections in the deal was the connection that Hunter Biden had to his father, Joe Biden, who AT THE TIME was the Vice President of the United States.
Source: wsj.com
The fund—launched by Chinese asset managers Bohai Industrial Investment Fund Management Co. and Harvest Fund Management Co. alongside U.S. investment and advisory firms Rosemont Seneca Partners and Thornton Group LLC—started fundraising in the second quarter, and has raised its target to $1.5 billion from an original $1 billion plan, a spokesman at Bank of China International Holdings Ltd. said. BOCI is one of the largest stakeholders in Bohai.
The Bohai-Harvest fund is likely one of the biggest Sino-foreign collaborations in private equity to take advantage of the free-trade zone's benefits in converting yuan to dollars that can then be invested in foreign companies.
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Rosemont Seneca is a Washington, D. C-based investment and advisory firm run by Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
Source: nytimes.com
Hunter Biden and a business partner, Devon Archer, were involved in a fund that reportedly pursued an investment from the Chinese government-owned Bank of China.
The fund was announced in late 2013 — days after Hunter Biden and one of his daughters flew to China from Japan aboard Air Force Two with the vice president, who was in the midst of a diplomatic mission intended to calm rising tensions in the region.
Source: breitbart.com
It is unknown if Hunter Biden met with anyone in China as he traveled with his father and the rest of the official U.S. delegation in December 2013. Schweizer noted that where Hunter Biden spent most of his time during that trip “remains largely a mystery.”
However, it is a matter of record that just 10 days after this Beijing trip, Hunter Biden’s firm Rosemont Seneca secured a $1 billion investment from the state-owned bank of China, which was later expanded to $1.5 billion. As the managing partner of Rosemont Seneca, Hunter Biden would undoubtedly have knowledge of this deal, which was a first-of-its-kind arrangement for the recently formed Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. Indeed, Hunter Biden was placed on the Board of Directors of the new Chinese entity, Bohai Harvest RST.
“Rosemont Seneca was getting something for the first time that no other Western firm had in China, a private equity cross-border investment fund formed in the Chinese government’s Shanghai Free-Trade Zone,” Schweizer wrote in Secret Empires, noting that financial giants like Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Blackstone did not get a deal like this, but the Chinese government decided to reward a small unknown firm managed by a man with no experience in China or private equity.
“The advantages that Biden and Heinz’s firm got were enormous,” Schweizer noted. “Along with Chinese government capital to invest, by operating from the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone they could take Chinese government funds and invest there, or take them out of the country and invest them in the United States or elsewhere. No one else had such an arrangement in China. Rosemont Seneca was essentially placed first in line.”
Though the Times’ article notes that Vice President Biden “warned” the Chinese leaders during his Beijing trip, it fails to mention the criticisms of Biden’s kid-gloves treatment of China at a time when the communist regime’s behavior was increasingly and openly menacing to U.S. allies in the region ... “To put this into context, in 2013, the Chinese have just exerted air rights over the South Pacific, the South China Sea,” Schweizer said. “They basically have said, ‘If you want to fly in this area, you have to get Chinese approval. We are claiming sovereignty over this territory.’ Highly controversial in Japan, in the Philippines, and in other countries. Joe Biden is supposed to be going there to confront the Chinese. Well, he gets widely criticized on that trip for going soft on China. So basically, no challenging them, and Japan and other countries are quite upset about this.”
The Hunter Biden deal appears to be in keeping with a foreign influence peddling tactic China uses to get favorable treatment from American politicians.
“The Chinese government has figured out that the way to get favorable treatment from policymakers in Washington, DC, is by, basically, signing sweetheart deals with the children of politicians because they think by doing so, they’ll get better policy positions from our government,” Schweizer said. “And the history indicates in the Obama administration that that’s exactly what happens.”
Source: nytimes.com
a lawyer for Hunter Biden said he did not conduct any business related to the China investment fund on that trip, and was not an equity owner in the fund while his father was vice president. He later acquired a 10 percent interest in the entity that oversees the fund, but to date has not received any money from the arrangement, according to the lawyer.
Seems to me that whether or not Hunter had actually received any money is a bit of a red herring to deflect the point that Hunter HAS received a 10 percent share of a highly valuable asset. It's like being given ownership of a highly valuable sports car, and saying "but I didn't receive any money". When you sell the car, then you will receive a ton of $$$. The fact that you don't have the money yet does not mean "there is nothing to see here".
 

February 2014

  • Event: Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve after failing a drug test
Source: wsj.com
after reporting to his unit in Norfolk, he was given a drug test, which turned up positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the situation. Mr. Biden was discharged in February, the Navy said.
 
  • Event: Ukrainians rise up to overthrow their corrupt (but fairly elected) president, Viktor Yanukovych (for reasons).
    • Keep in mind that at this point Ukraine is a struggling democracy, and DESPERATELY needs money
    • Note: there is compelling evidence that this "revolution" may have actually been a "U.S. backed coup"
Source: wikipedia.org
The 2014 Ukrainian revolution (also known as the Euromaidan revolution, or Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity; Ukrainian: Революція гідності, Revoliutsiia hidnosti) took place in Ukraine in February 2014, when a series of violent events involving protesters, riot police, and unknown shooters in the capital, Kyiv, culminated in the ousting of the elected Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, and the overthrow of the Ukrainian Government.
Successive Ukrainian governments in the 2000s sought a closer relationship with the European Union (EU). The government of Yanukovych had been negotiating an association agreement with the European Union since 2012. Such comprehensive trade agreement with the EU would have impacted Ukraine's trade agreements with Russia, the latter being Ukraine's biggest trade partner at the time. Yanukovych believed that the complications could be addressed, and he said that he intended to enter the agreement, but continued to postpone. This was interpreted as an attempt to back out of signing this agreement, and led to a wave of protests which came to be known as the "Euromaidan" movement. Clashes between the protestors and the riot police became violent, and resulted in the deaths of nearly 130 people, including 18 police officers. As the tensions rose, the personal safety of the president became untenable; on 22 February he fled from Kyiv to Russia. The protesters proceeded to take control of the government. On the same day, the parliament declared that Yanukovych was relieved of duty in a 328-to-0 vote.
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A December 2016 survey by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology found that 34 percent of respondents in the government-controlled Ukraine regarded the change in power as an "illegal armed coup", while 56 percent regarded it as a "popular revolution".
 

April 2014

  • Event: As part of an investigation into money laundering, British officials froze London bank accounts containing $23 million that allegedly belonged to Mr. Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma Holdings, and who was Ukraine’s ecology minister under former President Viktor Yanukovych (before he was forced into exile).
Note: Burisma Holdings is the biggest fracking company in Ukraine
Source: nytimes.com
Britain’s Serious Fraud Office, an independent government agency, specifically forbade Mr. Zlochevsky, as well as Burisma Holdings, the company’s chief legal officer and another company owned by Mr. Zlochevsky, to have any access to the accounts.
snip
“In the case of former Ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky, the U.K. authorities had seized $23 million in illicit assets that belonged to the Ukrainian people,” [the American ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt] said.
There is a lot of information to unpack here. REMEMBER, two months earlier Ukrainians had risen up to overthrow their corrupt government. Alert readers might notice that the ECOLOGY MINISTER in that regime was a man who owned the biggest fracking company in Ukraine. WTF? Ecology and fracking don't normally go hand in hand. Corruption tends to involve money, and also money-laundering. Seems quite possible that the $23 million was tainted $$$, doesn't it? As luck had it, I guess, there had also been simultaneous scandals in the UK regarding money-laundering ... Zlochevsky and Burisima just happened to get caught up in that activity.
One other point: the NEW government, the struggling democracy one, DESPERATELY needs money at this point. Freezing the account was a step in the right direction, for it made it possible for a proper investigation to be conducted, and returned to the Ukrainian people.
 
  • Event: Apr 23- Joe "Champion of the Climate Crisis" Biden visits Ukraine to pitch FRACKING and "energy independence" as the U.S. endorsed solution to Ukraine's problems. Because any child can tell you that the thing that a struggling democracy needs the very most is FRACKING!
Source: huffpost.com
"During his two-day visit this week to Kiev, Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden unfurled President Barack Obama‘s 'U.S. Crisis Support Package for Ukraine.'"
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The U.S. oil and gas industry has long lobbied to “weaponize” its fracking prowess to fend off Russian global gas market dominance. It’s done so primarily in two ways.
One way: by transforming the U.S. State Department into a global promoter of fracking via its Unconventional Gas Technical Engagement Program (formerly the Global Shale Gas Initiative), which is a key, albeit less talked about, part of President Obama’s “Climate Action Plan.
The other way: by exporting U.S. fracked gas to the global market, namely EU countries currently heavily dependent on Russia’s gas spigot [such as Ukraine].
Reminder: Biden was an emissary FOR OBAMA in 2014. OBAMA's STATE DEPARTMENT was "a global promoter of fracking", in order to keep America safe from Russia! This was way back in 2014 (before Russiagate! exploded in 2016 as a way to distract the public from the DNC scandals exposed by WikiLeaks)
 
Event: Devon Archer joins the board of Burisima
Source: thefederalist.com
Source: thehill.com
According to Schweizer’s book, Vice President Biden met with Archer in April 2014 right as Archer was named to the board at Burisma. A month later, Hunter Biden was named to the board, to oversee Burisma’s legal team.
Joe says that Hunter was hired because of his qualifications, not because he was the VP's son. Is that why Devon Archer was hired too?
 

May 2014

  • Event: Hunter joins the board of Burisma
  • Note: this is ONE MONTH after Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine
Source: thefederalist.com
Source: nytimes.com
Source: thehill.com
U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden’s American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers into one of its accounts — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations
The general prosecutor’s official file for the Burisma probe — shared with me [John Solomon] by senior Ukrainian officials — shows prosecutors identified Hunter Biden, business partner Devon Archer and their firm, Rosemont Seneca, as potential recipients of money.
 
  • Event: Media points out potential for abuse with Hunter's new job
 
9 Questions To Ask About Biden's Work With A Gas Company In Ukraine (thefederalist.com)
7. Why would a Ukrainian energy company want Devon Archer or Hunter Biden to serve on its board?
Assuming that they have been appointed to the board, the most innocent explanation is that the company wants to increase foreign direct investment and views Archer and Biden as having the experience to make that happen. Archer, for example, is a long-time investor and financier.
"The most disturbing explanation is that the company is attempting to curry favor with the U.S. government by enlisting the services of the close family friend and campaign bundler of the Secretary of the State and the son of the vice president."
 
Why shouldn't Hunter Biden join the board of a gas company in Ukraine?
Isn't that a bit fishy? Why do you say that?
Because he's the vice-president's son! That's a coincidence. "This is totally based on merit," said Burisma's chairman, Alan Apter.
He doesn't sound very Ukrainian. He's American, as is the other new board member, Devon Archer.
Who? Devon Archer, who works with Hunter Biden at Rosemont Seneca partners, which is half owned by Rosemont Capital, a private equity firm founded by Archer and Christopher Heinz.
 
R. Hunter Biden Should Declare Who Really Owns His New Ukrainian Employer, Burisma Holdings (nakedcapitalism.com)
But surely, that would be a failure of due diligence on the part of messrs Biden, Archer and Kwasniewski? Indeed it would, but there is a most unfortunate precedent for such a failure, which you can read about here, at some length. To sum it up: in 2006 or so, two Bidens, James Biden (future VP’s brother) and our R. Hunter Biden (future VP’s son), wildly overpaid a drug-addicted very senior Moonie for a hedge fund marketing operation that was hugely exaggerating its size and success, and turned out to be distributing ponzis, including the giant Allen Stanford ponzi, second only to Madoff, and other eyecatching frauds, such as Ponta Negra, via a sales network that included brokers with visibly very terrible FINRA records.
 
Note that none of these articles even considered the dilemma put on Ukrainian prosecutors who were trying to pursue a case of corruption against Burisima. It's almost the same kind of dilemma faced by Tara Reade; to make the decision to take action in a way that angers a powerful person takes incredible bravery. Joe Biden is a very powerful man who has many connections to other very powerful friends. Wouldn't any normal person believe that to go against Joe would incur his wrath, and that pursuing a corruption case against Hunter Biden's employer would essentially be going against Joe?
Wouldn't it be a normal, human reaction for Ukrainian prosecutors to fear the power of Joe Biden, and as a result, make the case against Burisima Holdings go away?
 

August 2014

 

Jan 2015

  • Event: Ukrainian prosecutors refused to provide documents needed in the investigation, so a British court ordered the Serious Fraud Office to unfreeze the assets.
Source: nytimes.com
But after Ukrainian prosecutors refused to provide documents needed in the investigation, a British court in January ordered the Serious Fraud Office to unfreeze the assets.
snip
Officials at the prosecutor general’s office, he added, were asked by the United Kingdom “to send documents supporting the seizure. Instead they sent letters to Zlochevsky’s attorneys attesting that there was no case against him. As a result, the money was freed by the U.K. court, and shortly thereafter the money was moved to Cyprus.”
Source: nytimes.com
Ryan F. Toohey, a Burisma spokesman, said that Hunter Biden would not comment for this article.
snip
Asked about the British investigation, which is continuing, Mr. Toohey said, “Not only was the case dismissed and the company vindicated by the outcome, but it speaks volumes that all his legal costs were recouped.”
 

Jun 2015

  • Event: U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt allegedly told Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, "the investigation has to be handled with white gloves", and that Biden had held up U.S. aid to Ukraine over his investigation
Source: foxnews.com
“Mr. Shokin attempted to continue the investigations but on or around June or July of 2015, the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt told him that the investigation has to be handled with white gloves, which according to Mr. Shokin, that implied do nothing,” the notes from the interview stated. The notes also claimed Shokin was told Biden had held up U.S. aid to Ukraine over the investigation.
Keep this in mind for what comes next.
 

Sep 2015

  • Event: *The same U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine makes a public, stinging attack on the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office for refusing to cooperate with the British court *
Note: "Mr. Pyatt went on to call for an investigation into “the misconduct” of the prosecutors who wrote the letters. In his speech, the ambassador did not mention Hunter Biden’s connection to Burisma."
Source: nytimes.com
But after Ukrainian prosecutors refused to provide documents needed in the investigation, a British court in January ordered the Serious Fraud Office to unfreeze the assets. The refusal by the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office to cooperate was the target of a stinging attack by the American ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, who called out Burisma’s owner by name in a speech in September.
snip
Mr. Pyatt went on to call for an investigation into “the misconduct” of the prosecutors who wrote the letters. In his speech, the ambassador did not mention Hunter Biden’s connection to Burisma.
Do you see what happened? After telling Shokin to do nothing re the Burisima case in June, because Joe Biden was holding up aid to Ukraine over it, Ambassador Pyatt now publicly accuses Shokin for "misconduct" for heeding the Ambassador's advice! Does this sound very strange to anyone else but me?
Unless ... a cynical person might suspect that the ambassador's actions might have been part of a plan that created an opportunity for Joe Biden to ride in like a white knight and answer the call of this damsel, er, Ambassador in distress. But, oops, I might have just given away the plot ... Also, remember that 2016 was an election year, making a strong public statement against corruption certainly couldn't hurt, eh?
 

Dec 2015

  • Event: Joe Biden spoke before the Ukrainian Parliament. In what might appear to be a surreal episode of the Twilight Zone, Joe actually “warn[ed] Ukrainian legislators to waste no more time in rooting out corruption” and spoke out against the power of a tiny group of oligarchs, who own about 85 percent of Ukraine's gross domestic product
Source: NYT Editorial Board
The only applause Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. got while he addressed the Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday was when he berated Russia ... By contrast, Mr. Biden’s ardent talk of the need to put an end to Ukraine’s ubiquitous corruption and the power of its oligarchs was met with stony silence.
Mr. Biden was right to upbraid Russia and to pledge an extra $190 million in aid to Ukraine. And as a Western leader who has made Ukraine his special project, he was also right to warn Ukrainian legislators to waste no more time in rooting out corruption
 
  • Event: Dec 12, 2015, In response to Joe's speech, NYT Editorial Board points out that owner of Burisma is "suspected of corrupt practices", and "This is not a board [Hunter Biden] should be sitting on."
Source: NYT Editorial Board
"Sadly, the credibility of Mr. Biden’s message may be undermined by the association of his son with a Ukrainian natural-gas company, Burisma Holdings, which is owned by a former government official suspected of corrupt practices. A spokesman for the son, Hunter Biden, argues that he joined the board of Burisma to strengthen its corporate governance. That may be so. But Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, has been under investigation in Britain and in Ukraine. It should be plain to Hunter Biden that any connection with a Ukrainian oligarch damages his father’s efforts to help Ukraine. This is not a board he should be sitting on."
 

Mar 2016

  • Event: Biden threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin
Source: thehill.com
In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko.
“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time,” Biden told the Council on Foreign Relations event, insisting that President Obama was in on the threat.
 
  • Event: The Ukrainian Parliament votes to remove a prosecutor general Viktor Shokin
Source: thehill.com
Shokin was facing steep criticism in Ukraine, and among some U.S. officials, for not bringing enough corruption prosecutions when he was fired. But Ukrainian officials tell [John Solomon] there was one crucial piece of information that Biden must have known but didn’t mention to his audience: The prosecutor he got fired was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden’s younger son, Hunter, as a board member.
snip
Shokin told [John Solomon] in written answers to questions that, before he was fired as general prosecutor, he had made “specific plans” for the investigation that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”
 

Final Comments

I agree with the conclusions put forward to John Solomon by U.S. and Ukrainian authorities, "Biden and his office clearly had to know about the general prosecutor's probe of Burisma and his son's role", despite Biden's public claims to the contrary.
I'm sorry, but Joe Biden has to take some responsibility for the fact that when Hunter joined the Board, it created an impediment to the Justice system in Ukraine.
Turns out, THAT is a huge side effect of influence peddling, and it needs to be grokked by everyone. Hunter's presence would have been INTIMIDATING to prosecutors
Re Joe "not getting something out of it financially," as some argue ... For the moment, I won't even talk about stories of Hunter saying that he had to pay Joe 50% of his earnings. As a loving father, doesn't Joe want his children to do well in life? Many loving parents give gifts to their children, completely voluntarily even. Do you know how excited I would be to give my children half of a $2.5 million kitty from Burisima, and 10% of $1.5 Billion investment fund in China? Plus there is the security knowing that if you go broke and fall on your face, your loving children will be in a position to help you.
But the icing on the cake was that AFTER the prosecutors are intimidated into dropping the investigation out of fear of displeasing Joe ... Joe goes on to actually LECTURE Ukrainian parliament about the need for them to cleanup corruption, and demand changes to the prosecutors office ... and then of course, the final coup de grace, when Joe infamously says:
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko [the president of Ukraine]
Joe Biden's FAMILY profits from the investigation being called off, and THEN Joe Biden acts like a bully, a tremendously POWERFUL bully, by calling for the dismissal of the prosecutor?
As I said above, it's like putting out a hit job on the man who just saved your child from drowning. That act was cruel to the point of being psychopathic.
And THEN ON TOP OF THAT, Joe BRAGS about what he did, laughingly, in the years that follow. Clearly he enjoyed being able to abuse his power, and crushing a little pawn who got in his way ...
 
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2020.10.24 22:16 Older_and_Wiser_Now Joe Biden ignored the pressure Hunter's presence would have on Ukrainian prosecutors, because HUNTER was the SON OF THE 2ND MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD- Detailed Timeline of Key Events in the Joe Biden - Hunter Biden - Ukraine-gate scandal

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I've been literally spending the last week of my life trying to figure out how best to communicate the FACTS behind Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the REAL Ukrainegate (Hunter joined a company called Burisima owned by a corrupt oligarch, who was under investigation for money-laundering WHEN HUNTER JOINED THE BOARD OF THE COMPANY!!!) The more research I have performed, the more disgusted I am with the deeply cynical moves of the man who is likely going to become the next leader of the free world, Joe Biden, heaven help us all.
I have focused on using "credible sources", lol, such as the NYT and wsj.com to establish FACTS, a few times I use breitbart.com and foxnews.com for commentary, but only AFTER the facts have been established elsewhere. I'm putting the word "credible" in quotes because these sources are not at all credible to me, they are heavily biased to tell a narrative that favors the status quo, but that is beyond the scope of this essay. One exception: the testimony of former prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was demonized by Joe Biden and fired from his job in order to obtain US aid -> my only source is foxnews.com because "credible" sources never let Shokin tell his side of the story.
To communicate the facts to you as simply as possible, here is the process I have followed:
1) produced a detailed timeline, complete with sources and quotes. But I was afraid of TL;DR, so I decided to publish that last.
2) produced a much simpler "overview" timeline that contains bullet points of key events, with links to sources but no quotes. It's easier to read, but more work for those who want to check sources for themselves.
3) Produced an even higher level, overview graphic image of the MOST IMPORTANT KEY EVENTS!!!
 
So, if you are a TL;DR type person ...
 
START HERE v v v v v v v
Pro Tip: START by looking at this overview graphic image of the MOST IMPORTANT KEY EVENTS!!!!
START HERE ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
 
... then you can expand your view, by looking at the Overview Timeline of Key Events in the Joe Biden - Hunter Biden - Ukraine-gate scandal, with bullet points of key events ...
(also, the overview document contains a preface that I have not reproduced here)
 
... and finally, you can continue reading THIS document, which contains the most detail of all three.
 
The TRUTH of the matter is, Joe Biden didn't lift a finger to stop Hunter Biden from serving on the board of a company whose owner was under investigation for money laundering. He ignored the pressure Hunter's presence would have on Ukrainian prosecutors who were involved in that case because Hunter was the son of perhaps the second most powerful man in the world.
Wouldn't any normal person believe that to go against Joe would incur his wrath, and that pursuing a corruption case against Hunter Biden's employer would essentially be going against Joe? Wouldn't it be a normal, human reaction for Ukrainian prosecutors to fear the power of Joe Biden, and as a result, make the case against Burisima Holdings go away?
I submit to you, in the borrowed words of James Comey,
"no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case".
In the end, the case was not pursued, imagine that! What came after simply shocks me. Joe goes on to actually LECTURE Ukrainian Parliament about the need for THEM to cleanup corruption, and demanded changes to the prosecutors office. Guess how well that speech went over?
The only applause Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. got while he addressed the Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday was when he berated Russia. That’s not hard: Russia’s venality — the seizure of Crimea and the support for separatists in eastern Ukraine — is a strong unifying force in Ukrainian politics. By contrast, Mr. Biden’s ardent talk of the need to put an end to Ukraine’s ubiquitous corruption and the power of its oligarchs was met with stony silence.
Sadly, the credibility of Mr. Biden’s message may be undermined by the association of his son with a Ukrainian natural-gas company, Burisma Holdings, which is owned by a former government official suspected of corrupt practices ... Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, has been under investigation in Britain and in Ukraine. It should be plain to Hunter Biden that any connection with a Ukrainian oligarch damages his father’s efforts to help Ukraine. This is not a board he should be sitting on.
As we all know now, Biden went even further ... he threatened to CANCEL a US aid package unless - and I still cannot get over this - unless the prosecutor who might have turned a blind eye to the corruption of Hunter Biden's company GOT FIRED. Joe Biden's FAMILY profits from the investigation being called off (to the tune of about $2.5 million), and THEN Joe Biden acts like a cruel bully, a tremendously POWERFUL bully to the prosecutor? IMHO, It's like putting out a hit job on the guy who saved your child from drowning. Who does that?
I submit to you, if Joe Biden cannot see the harm caused when Hunter joined the Board of Burisima, it is because he is intentionally putting blinders on and refusing to see it. Of course, "I didn't know" is a legally acceptable defense in our judicial system. So politicians actually have an incentive to turn a blind eye, or at least pretend to do so, when their relatives engage in influence peddling to the highest bidders.
 
Note: Events described in the timeline are all prior to the "October Surprise" leak of documents. So all the nonsense about whether those docs are "information" or "disinformation" has no bearing on what is contained on this timeline.
 

Detailed Timeline of Key Events in the Joe Biden - Hunter Biden - Ukraine-gate scandal

Jan 2009

  • Event: Joe Biden becomes Vice-President of the United States
  • Event: Sen. John Kerry serves as chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
 

June 2009

  • Event: Hunter Biden, Christopher Heinz, and Devon Archer found Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment and advisory firm
  • Note: this is five months after the Obama/Biden administration takes power
  • Christopher Heinz is John Kerry’s stepson and an heir to the food-company fortune
  • Devon Archer is a wealthy investor, top Democratic campaign bundler, and close family friend of John Kerry
Source: newyorker.com
In June, 2009, five months after Joe Biden became Vice-President, Hunter co-founded a second company, Rosemont Seneca Partners, with Christopher Heinz, Senator John Kerry’s stepson and an heir to the food-company fortune, and Devon Archer, a former Abercrombie & Fitch model who started his finance career at Citibank in Asia and who had been friends with Heinz at Yale. (Heinz and Archer already had a private-equity fund called Rosemont Capital.)
Source: breitbart.com
as both Joe Biden and John Kerry negotiated sensitive and high-stakes deals with foreign governments, Rosemont entities secured a series of exclusive deals often with those same foreign governments,” Schweizer wrote.
For a small firm with no track record, Rosemont Seneca scored high-level meetings with officials in China over the years, with each meeting coincidentally corresponding to official meetings between Vice President Biden and Chinese leaders.
 

2012

  • Event: "Hunter Biden begins the process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve"
Source: wsj.com
[Hunter] Biden, 44 years old, decided to pursue military service relatively late, beginning the direct-commission process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve in 2012.
 

Jan 2013

  • Event: Sen. John Kerry succeeds Hillary Clinton to become Obama's Secretary of State
 

May 2013

  • Event: "Hunter was commissioned as an ensign and assigned to a reserve unit"
Source: wsj.com
Biden was commissioned as an ensign on May 7, 2013, and assigned to Navy Public Affairs Support Element East in Norfolk, Va., a reserve unit, according to the Navy
 

June 2013

  • Event: "Hunter reports for duty, and tests positive for cocaine
Source: wsj.com
after reporting to his unit in Norfolk, [Hunter] was given a drug test, which turned up positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the situation.

December 2013

  • Event: Joe makes a vice-presidential trip to China, in an attempt to cool a dispute between China and Japan. He brought Hunter along with him on Air Force Two
Source: nytimes.com
Seeking to cool an escalating dispute between China and Japan about an air defense zone created by Beijing over contested waters, Mr. Biden was practical. He backed Japan, America’s ally, with strong words while warning China not to scramble fighter jets in the airspace, even as he tacitly conceded that Beijing would never roll back the measure.
Source: nytimes.com/
Hunter Biden and one of his daughters flew to China from Japan aboard Air Force Two with the vice president, who was in the midst of a diplomatic mission intended to calm rising tensions in the region.
 
  • Event: Bohai Harvest RST, a $1 Billion investment fund, is founded by Chinese and American partners including Rosemont Seneca Partners
Source: "About" page for Bohai Harvest RST
Formed in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in December 2013 as its first cross-border investment private equity firm, BHR is the cross-border investment arm of Bohai Industrial Investment Fund, itself among China’s first-ever RMB-denominated private equity funds approved by the State Council. BHR, with its unique mixed ownership, combines the resources and platforms of China’s largest financial institutions (including Bank of China, China Development Bank Capital, Harvest Fund, Postal Savings Bank of China, China Life and the National Council of Social Security Fund) and the networks and know-how of our U.S.-based investment fund and advisory firm shareholders.
What do you think BHR refers to in that last sentence when they say "the networks and know-how"? They are referring to the CONNECTIONS that their American partners have, baby. And clearly one of the most important and powerful connections in the deal was the connection that Hunter Biden had to his father, Joe Biden, who AT THE TIME was the Vice President of the United States.
Source: wsj.com
The fund—launched by Chinese asset managers Bohai Industrial Investment Fund Management Co. and Harvest Fund Management Co. alongside U.S. investment and advisory firms Rosemont Seneca Partners and Thornton Group LLC—started fundraising in the second quarter, and has raised its target to $1.5 billion from an original $1 billion plan, a spokesman at Bank of China International Holdings Ltd. said. BOCI is one of the largest stakeholders in Bohai.
The Bohai-Harvest fund is likely one of the biggest Sino-foreign collaborations in private equity to take advantage of the free-trade zone's benefits in converting yuan to dollars that can then be invested in foreign companies.
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Rosemont Seneca is a Washington, D. C-based investment and advisory firm run by Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
Source: nytimes.com
Hunter Biden and a business partner, Devon Archer, were involved in a fund that reportedly pursued an investment from the Chinese government-owned Bank of China.
The fund was announced in late 2013 — days after Hunter Biden and one of his daughters flew to China from Japan aboard Air Force Two with the vice president, who was in the midst of a diplomatic mission intended to calm rising tensions in the region.
Source: breitbart.com
It is unknown if Hunter Biden met with anyone in China as he traveled with his father and the rest of the official U.S. delegation in December 2013. Schweizer noted that where Hunter Biden spent most of his time during that trip “remains largely a mystery.”
However, it is a matter of record that just 10 days after this Beijing trip, Hunter Biden’s firm Rosemont Seneca secured a $1 billion investment from the state-owned bank of China, which was later expanded to $1.5 billion. As the managing partner of Rosemont Seneca, Hunter Biden would undoubtedly have knowledge of this deal, which was a first-of-its-kind arrangement for the recently formed Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. Indeed, Hunter Biden was placed on the Board of Directors of the new Chinese entity, Bohai Harvest RST.
“Rosemont Seneca was getting something for the first time that no other Western firm had in China, a private equity cross-border investment fund formed in the Chinese government’s Shanghai Free-Trade Zone,” Schweizer wrote in Secret Empires, noting that financial giants like Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Blackstone did not get a deal like this, but the Chinese government decided to reward a small unknown firm managed by a man with no experience in China or private equity.
“The advantages that Biden and Heinz’s firm got were enormous,” Schweizer noted. “Along with Chinese government capital to invest, by operating from the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone they could take Chinese government funds and invest there, or take them out of the country and invest them in the United States or elsewhere. No one else had such an arrangement in China. Rosemont Seneca was essentially placed first in line.”
Though the Times’ article notes that Vice President Biden “warned” the Chinese leaders during his Beijing trip, it fails to mention the criticisms of Biden’s kid-gloves treatment of China at a time when the communist regime’s behavior was increasingly and openly menacing to U.S. allies in the region ... “To put this into context, in 2013, the Chinese have just exerted air rights over the South Pacific, the South China Sea,” Schweizer said. “They basically have said, ‘If you want to fly in this area, you have to get Chinese approval. We are claiming sovereignty over this territory.’ Highly controversial in Japan, in the Philippines, and in other countries. Joe Biden is supposed to be going there to confront the Chinese. Well, he gets widely criticized on that trip for going soft on China. So basically, no challenging them, and Japan and other countries are quite upset about this.”
The Hunter Biden deal appears to be in keeping with a foreign influence peddling tactic China uses to get favorable treatment from American politicians.
“The Chinese government has figured out that the way to get favorable treatment from policymakers in Washington, DC, is by, basically, signing sweetheart deals with the children of politicians because they think by doing so, they’ll get better policy positions from our government,” Schweizer said. “And the history indicates in the Obama administration that that’s exactly what happens.”
Source: nytimes.com
a lawyer for Hunter Biden said he did not conduct any business related to the China investment fund on that trip, and was not an equity owner in the fund while his father was vice president. He later acquired a 10 percent interest in the entity that oversees the fund, but to date has not received any money from the arrangement, according to the lawyer.
Seems to me that whether or not Hunter had actually received any money is a bit of a red herring to deflect the point that Hunter HAS received a 10 percent share of a highly valuable asset. It's like being given ownership of a highly valuable sports car, and saying "but I didn't receive any money". When you sell the car, then you will receive a ton of $$$. The fact that you don't have the money yet does not mean "there is nothing to see here".
 

February 2014

  • Event: Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve after failing a drug test
Source: wsj.com
after reporting to his unit in Norfolk, he was given a drug test, which turned up positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the situation. Mr. Biden was discharged in February, the Navy said.
 
  • Event: Ukrainians rise up to overthrow their corrupt (but fairly elected) president, Viktor Yanukovych (for reasons).
    • Keep in mind that at this point Ukraine is a struggling democracy, and DESPERATELY needs money
    • Note: there is compelling evidence that this "revolution" may have actually been a "U.S. backed coup"
Source: wikipedia.org
The 2014 Ukrainian revolution (also known as the Euromaidan revolution, or Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity; Ukrainian: Революція гідності, Revoliutsiia hidnosti) took place in Ukraine in February 2014, when a series of violent events involving protesters, riot police, and unknown shooters in the capital, Kyiv, culminated in the ousting of the elected Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, and the overthrow of the Ukrainian Government.
Successive Ukrainian governments in the 2000s sought a closer relationship with the European Union (EU). The government of Yanukovych had been negotiating an association agreement with the European Union since 2012. Such comprehensive trade agreement with the EU would have impacted Ukraine's trade agreements with Russia, the latter being Ukraine's biggest trade partner at the time. Yanukovych believed that the complications could be addressed, and he said that he intended to enter the agreement, but continued to postpone. This was interpreted as an attempt to back out of signing this agreement, and led to a wave of protests which came to be known as the "Euromaidan" movement. Clashes between the protestors and the riot police became violent, and resulted in the deaths of nearly 130 people, including 18 police officers. As the tensions rose, the personal safety of the president became untenable; on 22 February he fled from Kyiv to Russia. The protesters proceeded to take control of the government. On the same day, the parliament declared that Yanukovych was relieved of duty in a 328-to-0 vote.
snip
A December 2016 survey by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology found that 34 percent of respondents in the government-controlled Ukraine regarded the change in power as an "illegal armed coup", while 56 percent regarded it as a "popular revolution".
 

April 2014

  • Event: As part of an investigation into money laundering, British officials froze London bank accounts containing $23 million that allegedly belonged to Mr. Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma Holdings, and who was Ukraine’s ecology minister under former President Viktor Yanukovych (before he was forced into exile).
Note: Burisma Holdings is the biggest fracking company in Ukraine
Source: nytimes.com
Britain’s Serious Fraud Office, an independent government agency, specifically forbade Mr. Zlochevsky, as well as Burisma Holdings, the company’s chief legal officer and another company owned by Mr. Zlochevsky, to have any access to the accounts.
snip
“In the case of former Ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky, the U.K. authorities had seized $23 million in illicit assets that belonged to the Ukrainian people,” [the American ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt] said.
There is a lot of information to unpack here. REMEMBER, two months earlier Ukrainians had risen up to overthrow their corrupt government. Alert readers might notice that the ECOLOGY MINISTER in that regime was a man who owned the biggest fracking company in Ukraine. WTF? Ecology and fracking don't normally go hand in hand. Corruption tends to involve money, and also money-laundering. Seems quite possible that the $23 million was tainted $$$, doesn't it? As luck had it, I guess, there had also been simultaneous scandals in the UK regarding money-laundering ... Zlochevsky and Burisima just happened to get caught up in that activity.
One other point: the NEW government, the struggling democracy one, DESPERATELY needs money at this point. Freezing the account was a step in the right direction, for it made it possible for a proper investigation to be conducted, and returned to the Ukrainian people.
 
  • Event: Apr 23- Joe "Champion of the Climate Crisis" Biden visits Ukraine to pitch FRACKING and "energy independence" as the U.S. endorsed solution to Ukraine's problems. Because any child can tell you that the thing that a struggling democracy needs the very most is FRACKING!
Source: huffpost.com
"During his two-day visit this week to Kiev, Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden unfurled President Barack Obama‘s 'U.S. Crisis Support Package for Ukraine.'"
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The U.S. oil and gas industry has long lobbied to “weaponize” its fracking prowess to fend off Russian global gas market dominance. It’s done so primarily in two ways.
One way: by transforming the U.S. State Department into a global promoter of fracking via its Unconventional Gas Technical Engagement Program (formerly the Global Shale Gas Initiative), which is a key, albeit less talked about, part of President Obama’s “Climate Action Plan.
The other way: by exporting U.S. fracked gas to the global market, namely EU countries currently heavily dependent on Russia’s gas spigot [such as Ukraine].
Reminder: Biden was an emissary FOR OBAMA in 2014. OBAMA's STATE DEPARTMENT was "a global promoter of fracking", in order to keep America safe from Russia! This was way back in 2014 (before Russiagate! exploded in 2016 as a way to distract the public from the DNC scandals exposed by WikiLeaks)
 
Event: Devon Archer joins the board of Burisima
Source: thefederalist.com
Source: thehill.com
According to Schweizer’s book, Vice President Biden met with Archer in April 2014 right as Archer was named to the board at Burisma. A month later, Hunter Biden was named to the board, to oversee Burisma’s legal team.
Joe says that Hunter was hired because of his qualifications, not because he was the VP's son. Is that why Devon Archer was hired too?
 

May 2014

  • Event: Hunter joins the board of Burisma
  • Note: this is ONE MONTH after Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine
Source: thefederalist.com
Source: nytimes.com
Source: thehill.com
U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden’s American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers into one of its accounts — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations
The general prosecutor’s official file for the Burisma probe — shared with me [John Solomon] by senior Ukrainian officials — shows prosecutors identified Hunter Biden, business partner Devon Archer and their firm, Rosemont Seneca, as potential recipients of money.
 
  • Event: Media points out potential for abuse with Hunter's new job
 
9 Questions To Ask About Biden's Work With A Gas Company In Ukraine (thefederalist.com)
7. Why would a Ukrainian energy company want Devon Archer or Hunter Biden to serve on its board?
Assuming that they have been appointed to the board, the most innocent explanation is that the company wants to increase foreign direct investment and views Archer and Biden as having the experience to make that happen. Archer, for example, is a long-time investor and financier.
"The most disturbing explanation is that the company is attempting to curry favor with the U.S. government by enlisting the services of the close family friend and campaign bundler of the Secretary of the State and the son of the vice president."
 
Why shouldn't Hunter Biden join the board of a gas company in Ukraine?
Isn't that a bit fishy? Why do you say that?
Because he's the vice-president's son! That's a coincidence. "This is totally based on merit," said Burisma's chairman, Alan Apter.
He doesn't sound very Ukrainian. He's American, as is the other new board member, Devon Archer.
Who? Devon Archer, who works with Hunter Biden at Rosemont Seneca partners, which is half owned by Rosemont Capital, a private equity firm founded by Archer and Christopher Heinz.
 
R. Hunter Biden Should Declare Who Really Owns His New Ukrainian Employer, Burisma Holdings (nakedcapitalism.com)
But surely, that would be a failure of due diligence on the part of messrs Biden, Archer and Kwasniewski? Indeed it would, but there is a most unfortunate precedent for such a failure, which you can read about here, at some length. To sum it up: in 2006 or so, two Bidens, James Biden (future VP’s brother) and our R. Hunter Biden (future VP’s son), wildly overpaid a drug-addicted very senior Moonie for a hedge fund marketing operation that was hugely exaggerating its size and success, and turned out to be distributing ponzis, including the giant Allen Stanford ponzi, second only to Madoff, and other eyecatching frauds, such as Ponta Negra, via a sales network that included brokers with visibly very terrible FINRA records.
 
Note that none of these articles even considered the dilemma put on Ukrainian prosecutors who were trying to pursue a case of corruption against Burisima. It's almost the same kind of dilemma faced by Tara Reade; to make the decision to take action in a way that angers a powerful person takes incredible bravery. Joe Biden is a very powerful man who has many connections to other very powerful friends. Wouldn't any normal person believe that to go against Joe would incur his wrath, and that pursuing a corruption case against Hunter Biden's employer would essentially be going against Joe?
Wouldn't it be a normal, human reaction for Ukrainian prosecutors to fear the power of Joe Biden, and as a result, make the case against Burisima Holdings go away?
 

August 2014

 

Jan 2015

  • Event: Ukrainian prosecutors refused to provide documents needed in the investigation, so a British court ordered the Serious Fraud Office to unfreeze the assets.
Source: nytimes.com
But after Ukrainian prosecutors refused to provide documents needed in the investigation, a British court in January ordered the Serious Fraud Office to unfreeze the assets.
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Officials at the prosecutor general’s office, he added, were asked by the United Kingdom “to send documents supporting the seizure. Instead they sent letters to Zlochevsky’s attorneys attesting that there was no case against him. As a result, the money was freed by the U.K. court, and shortly thereafter the money was moved to Cyprus.”
Source: nytimes.com
Ryan F. Toohey, a Burisma spokesman, said that Hunter Biden would not comment for this article.
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Asked about the British investigation, which is continuing, Mr. Toohey said, “Not only was the case dismissed and the company vindicated by the outcome, but it speaks volumes that all his legal costs were recouped.”
 

Jun 2015

  • Event: U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt allegedly told Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, "the investigation has to be handled with white gloves", and that Biden had held up U.S. aid to Ukraine over his investigation
Source: foxnews.com
“Mr. Shokin attempted to continue the investigations but on or around June or July of 2015, the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt told him that the investigation has to be handled with white gloves, which according to Mr. Shokin, that implied do nothing,” the notes from the interview stated. The notes also claimed Shokin was told Biden had held up U.S. aid to Ukraine over the investigation.
Keep this in mind for what comes next.
 

Sep 2015

  • Event: *The same U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine makes a public, stinging attack on the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office for refusing to cooperate with the British court *
Note: "Mr. Pyatt went on to call for an investigation into “the misconduct” of the prosecutors who wrote the letters. In his speech, the ambassador did not mention Hunter Biden’s connection to Burisma."
Source: nytimes.com
But after Ukrainian prosecutors refused to provide documents needed in the investigation, a British court in January ordered the Serious Fraud Office to unfreeze the assets. The refusal by the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office to cooperate was the target of a stinging attack by the American ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, who called out Burisma’s owner by name in a speech in September.
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Mr. Pyatt went on to call for an investigation into “the misconduct” of the prosecutors who wrote the letters. In his speech, the ambassador did not mention Hunter Biden’s connection to Burisma.
Do you see what happened? After telling Shokin to do nothing re the Burisima case in June, because Joe Biden was holding up aid to Ukraine over it, Ambassador Pyatt now publicly accuses Shokin for "misconduct" for heeding the Ambassador's advice! Does this sound very strange to anyone else but me?
Unless ... a cynical person might suspect that the ambassador's actions might have been part of a plan that created an opportunity for Joe Biden to ride in like a white knight and answer the call of this damsel, er, Ambassador in distress. But, oops, I might have just given away the plot ... Also, remember that 2016 was an election year, making a strong public statement against corruption certainly couldn't hurt, eh?
 

Dec 2015

  • Event: Joe Biden spoke before the Ukrainian Parliament. In what might appear to be a surreal episode of the Twilight Zone, Joe actually “warn[ed] Ukrainian legislators to waste no more time in rooting out corruption” and spoke out against the power of a tiny group of oligarchs, who own about 85 percent of Ukraine's gross domestic product
Source: NYT Editorial Board
The only applause Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. got while he addressed the Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday was when he berated Russia ... By contrast, Mr. Biden’s ardent talk of the need to put an end to Ukraine’s ubiquitous corruption and the power of its oligarchs was met with stony silence.
Mr. Biden was right to upbraid Russia and to pledge an extra $190 million in aid to Ukraine. And as a Western leader who has made Ukraine his special project, he was also right to warn Ukrainian legislators to waste no more time in rooting out corruption
 
  • Event: Dec 12, 2015, In response to Joe's speech, NYT Editorial Board points out that owner of Burisma is "suspected of corrupt practices", and "This is not a board [Hunter Biden] should be sitting on."
Source: NYT Editorial Board
"Sadly, the credibility of Mr. Biden’s message may be undermined by the association of his son with a Ukrainian natural-gas company, Burisma Holdings, which is owned by a former government official suspected of corrupt practices. A spokesman for the son, Hunter Biden, argues that he joined the board of Burisma to strengthen its corporate governance. That may be so. But Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, has been under investigation in Britain and in Ukraine. It should be plain to Hunter Biden that any connection with a Ukrainian oligarch damages his father’s efforts to help Ukraine. This is not a board he should be sitting on."
 

Mar 2016

  • Event: Biden threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin
Source: thehill.com
In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko.
“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time,” Biden told the Council on Foreign Relations event, insisting that President Obama was in on the threat.
 
  • Event: The Ukrainian Parliament votes to remove a prosecutor general Viktor Shokin
Source: thehill.com
Shokin was facing steep criticism in Ukraine, and among some U.S. officials, for not bringing enough corruption prosecutions when he was fired. But Ukrainian officials tell [John Solomon] there was one crucial piece of information that Biden must have known but didn’t mention to his audience: The prosecutor he got fired was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden’s younger son, Hunter, as a board member.
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Shokin told [John Solomon] in written answers to questions that, before he was fired as general prosecutor, he had made “specific plans” for the investigation that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”
 

Final Comments

I agree with the conclusions put forward to John Solomon by U.S. and Ukrainian authorities, "Biden and his office clearly had to know about the general prosecutor's probe of Burisma and his son's role", despite Biden's public claims to the contrary.
I'm sorry, but Joe Biden has to take some responsibility for the fact that when Hunter joined the Board, it created an impediment to the Justice system in Ukraine.
Turns out, THAT is a huge side effect of influence peddling, and it needs to be grokked by everyone. Hunter's presence would have been INTIMIDATING to prosecutors
Re Joe "not getting something out of it financially," as some argue ... For the moment, I won't even talk about stories of Hunter saying that he had to pay Joe 50% of his earnings. As a loving father, doesn't Joe want his children to do well in life? Many loving parents give gifts to their children, completely voluntarily even. Do you know how excited I would be to give my children half of a $2.5 million kitty from Burisima, and 10% of $1.5 Billion investment fund in China? Plus there is the security knowing that if you go broke and fall on your face, your loving children will be in a position to help you.
But the icing on the cake was that AFTER the prosecutors are intimidated into dropping the investigation out of fear of displeasing Joe ... Joe goes on to actually LECTURE Ukrainian parliament about the need for them to cleanup corruption, and demand changes to the prosecutors office ... and then of course, the final coup de grace, when Joe infamously says:
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko [the president of Ukraine]
Joe Biden's FAMILY profits from the investigation being called off, and THEN Joe Biden acts like a bully, a tremendously POWERFUL bully, by calling for the dismissal of the prosecutor?
As I said above, it's like putting out a hit job on the man who just saved your child from drowning. That act was cruel to the point of being psychopathic.
And THEN ON TOP OF THAT, Joe BRAGS about what he did, laughingly, in the years that follow. Clearly he enjoyed being able to abuse his power, and crushing a little pawn who got in his way ...
 
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