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According to American law if president chump decides to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike and plunge us into world destruction, there are no checks and balances, he needs no reason and no-one can legally stop him.

See ‘radiolab’… Nukes.

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  1. I remember Palestine and the ‘philistines’, both from the bible and history.

The state of israel wants to be recognized, whilst denying that Palestine has ever existed…

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Donald Trump put his name to a business deal intended to prevent the US Government collecting up to $100m in taxes, it is claimed. The Daily Telegraph obtained copies of two letters signed by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in 2007, in relation to a $50m deal between the Bayrock Group, a US property firm, and Iceland’s FL Group.

In the first letter, the money is characterised as an investment by FL in four of Bayrock’s subsidiary partnerships, including the Trump SoHo, Mr Trump’s cherished Manhattan hotel and apartment building. But in the second letter, signed several weeks later, the deal is instead described as a “loan”.

Court papers seen by the newspaper claim that the change amounted to fraud, and that the agreement was altered to avoid millions in prospective tax payments. When partners sell a stake in a partnership in New York, they are liable for more than 40 per cent in tax on their gain – but if such a deal is labelled as a loan, the tax is not applicable.

At the time of the deal, Mr Trump had licensed his name to three Bayrock building projects, including the Trump SoHo, in which Mr Trump had a 15 per cent stake. His children Ivanka and Donald Jr also shared a three per cent stake in the project. Bayrock’s ties to Mr Trump were close: the company was based in Trump Tower, and the agreement with FL specified that the billionaire’s consent was required for the deal to proceed.

Former Bayrock employees, including the firm’s former finance director Jody Kriss, have alleged in a legal complaint that the “loan” deal was designed specifically to evade around $20m in tax related to the sale, as well as an estimated $80 in taxes on FL’s future profits from the property deal. Experts who assessed the documents told the Telegraph that the deal did indeed appear to be disguised as a loan, not an equity investment, in order to avoid tax.

Mr Trump’s lawyer, Alan Garten, told the newspaper that the mogul and reality TV star “had nothing to do with that transaction” and that signing the letters simply confirmed his participation as a “limited partner” in the projects. “He was not signing off on the deal,” Mr Garten said, insisting Mr Trump was not connected to the agreement’s tax implications because he was not a “party” to the final transaction between FL and Bayrock.

Bayrock said the allegations in the complaint by its ex-employees were “baseless”, that the complaint itself was “no longer operative” and that many of the allegations it contained “were based on misappropriated attorney/client privileged information [and] ordered stricken by a federal Court.” In a statement, the firm said the US Internal Revenue Service had audited the tax treatment of the FL loan found that it was “entirely appropriate,” adding: “The terms, provisions and structure of the FL Loan transaction evolved (as do most such transactions) and its final form was vetted and approved by outside accountants and tax counsel for both Bayrock and FL.”

FL Group went bankrupt shortly after the deal, during the Icelandic banking crisis of 2008.

Mr Trump has broken with recent political tradition by refusing to release his tax returns ahead of the presidential election in November, but said earlier this month that he “[fights] very hard to pay as little tax as possible.”

Source: Donald Trump signed off deal preventing collection of millions in US taxes | US elections | News | The Independent

A giant mural of Donald Trump locked in a kiss with former London mayor Boris Johnson in the style of a legendary Soviet-era image has been unveiled by a group campaigning for Britain to stay in the European Union.

Painted on the side of a building in Bristol, southwest England – home of the celebrated graffiti artist Banksy – the image reprises a 1979 photograph of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker kissing, which was later turned into a mural on the Berlin Wall.

It was commissioned by pro-EU campaign group “We are Europe” as what they call a warning of things to come if Britons vote to leave the 28-member bloc on June 23, as advocated by both Johnson and Trump, the presumptive Republican candidate in November’s U.S. presidential election.

Johnson is the “Out” campaign’s best-known leader and Trump has said Britain would be “better off without” the EU, which he has blamed for Europe’s migration crisis.

The 15-foot (4.5 meter) mural is accompanied by the slogan “Not #IN for this?” and a plea for people, especially the young, to register to vote by a June 7 deadline.

“People need to look at this image and think – is this the future I want,” said Harriet Kingaby, a spokesperson from We Are Europe.

Galvanizing the youth vote is a key issue for the “In” camp. Surveys show young people are far more likely to be in favor of remaining in the EU but also much less likely to bother to vote.

A survey of 2,000 students this month found that 63 percent did not know the exact date of the referendum, while 54 percent were not aware it was being held in June.

Source: Pro-EU group unveils Soviet-style mural of Trump kissing ex-Mayor Johnson | Reuters

Veterans are not happy about Donald Trump’s lie that he would donate $1 million to veterans back in January when he protested the Fox News presidential debate. It turns out, the $1 million that Trump pledged and said he gave, he never gave.

When he was caught in the lie by the Washington Post, his campaign swore that he already gave the money. The problem is that none of the groups who received money in January ever got a donation from Trump. When people started asking questions about where the money went, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said the campaign wouldn’t reveal where that money went.

Trump, on the other hand, did admit that the money he promised had not been donated and that his campaign, who said it was already doled out, was lying.

“Later Monday evening, Trump called the home of James K. Kallstrom, a former FBI official who is chairman of the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. The charity aids families of fallen Marines and federal law enforcement officers,” the Post reported. “Trump told Kallstrom that he would give the entire $1 million to the group, according to Kallstrom’s wife. Sue Kallstrom said she was not sure whether the money had been transferred yet.”

The Post also called Trump out for his promise to raise $6 million for veterans in general, which prompted him to say, “I don’t have the notes. I don’t have the tape of it.”

But when angry veterans, who saw through the Trump photo-op, showed up to protest outside Trump headquarters, Trump accused them of being ungrateful and blamed his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

“All talk, no action. I don’t want to be called a politician,” Trump said while announcing the $1 million donation in January.

Source: Trump blames Hillary for veterans’ protest after he’s caught lying about donating millions

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