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Into books, art, travel, culture, history and hope. Here to celebrate life and love, but sometimes I get political.
Apr 12 8 tweets 2 min read
A Florida man was sentenced to 51 months in prison today for his role in a nationwide tax fraud scheme that involved more than 200 participants in at least 19 states. justice.gov/opa/pr/florida… Aaron Aqueron, of Clermont, recruited clients to the fraud scheme by convincing them that their mortgages and other debts entitled them to tax refunds. Aqueron collected tax and financial information from the clients to send to co-conspirators, who prepared tax returns and ...
Apr 12 11 tweets 4 min read
The chair of a Virginia electoral board stepped down Monday after pressure from fellow Republicans, including the state’s governor, following a resurfaced racist Facebook screed against Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré posted in early 2021. David Dietrich, an electoral board member from Hampton, Virginia
Apr 12 5 tweets 2 min read
Kenneth J. Buck, former Executive Director of the Office of Management Integration at the DHS, has agreed to pay $10,000 to resolve allegations that he violated conflict-of-interest rules in connection w/DHS contract following his departure from the agency in 2016. Image The settlement, which is based on his ability to pay, also resolves allegations that Buck violated the False Claims Act by submitting false invoices to DHS to conceal his involvement w/the contract following his departure from DHS. justice.gov/opa/pr/former-…
Apr 12 9 tweets 2 min read
The DOJ today announced the seizure of the RaidForums website, a popular marketplace for cybercriminals to buy and sell hacked data, and unsealed criminal charges against RaidForums’ founder and chief administrator, Diogo Santos Coelho, 21, of Portugal. justice.gov/opa/pr/united-… Coelho was arrested in the UK on Jan31 & remains in custody pending the resolution of his extradition proceedings.
The US recently obtained judicial authorization to seize 3 domains that hosted the RaidForums website. These domains were “raidforums. com,” “Rf. ws,” & “Raid. lol.”
Apr 12 8 tweets 2 min read
A former contract manager for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) pleaded guilty today for his role in a bid-rigging and bribery scheme involving Caltrans improvement and repair contracts. justice.gov/opa/pr/former-… According to a plea agreement filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento, Choon Foo “Keith” Yong and his co-conspirators engaged in a conspiracy, from early 2015 through late 2019, to thwart the competitive bidding process for ...
Apr 12 10 tweets 3 min read
A former Acting Branch Chief of the Information Technology Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS-OIG) was convicted today by a jury of multiple federal charges stemming from the theft of proprietary software and sensitive databases from the U.S. government. Murali Y. Venkata, 56, of Aldie, Virginia, was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, theft of government property, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and obstruction. Venkata, along with co-conspirators Charles K. Edwards, who previously served as ...
Apr 10 4 tweets 1 min read
Overton Window:

The moment it is determined that a woman is pregnant, the owner of the semen that impregnated her is financially responsible for the woman.

All medical costs, food, clothing, housing becomes the responsibility of the sperm donor. Because every pregnancy came from the semen in a man's penis.

Every. Single. One.

The owner of the semen bears responsibility, too.
Feb 26 4 tweets 1 min read
Groups of pro-Ukrainian hackers are organizing to hit Russia with cyberattacks targeted at Moscow's command, control systems and government infrastructure. The Ukrainian defense ministry on Thursday approached cybersecurity experts to set up teams of hackers to defend Ukrainian infrastructure and launch cyberattacks on Russia's invading forces, one of the experts told Reuters.
Feb 25 43 tweets 14 min read
This is a thread about some of the Russian oligarchs who lost $39 billion dollars in stock losses today. bloomberg.com/billionaires/p…

Source for the graphic: Bloomberg Billionaires Index Vladimir Olegovich Potanin (Russian: Владимир Олегович Потанин; born 3 January 1961) is a Russian business oligarch. He acquired his wealth notably through the controversial loans-for-shares program in Russia in the early to mid-1990s.
Feb 25 13 tweets 3 min read
Gen X remembers. The Hollywood film industry had a special genre dedicated to Cold War movies.

Hunt for Red October
Red Dawn
Top Gun
The Falcon and the Snowman
The Fourth Protocol
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Smiley's People Some earlier Cold War films include

Dr Strangelove
From Russia with Love
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Torn Curtain
Fail Safe
The Manchurian Candidate (original dude, c'mon)
Our Man in Havana

I'm telling ya: Gen X was built for this moment.

Also: Go TEAM USA!
Feb 24 6 tweets 2 min read
There's been a lot of discussion about SWIFT today.

Here's a little primer on what it is. Most importantly, SWIFT is a pre-payment validation system. It has a website you can check out for yourself!

swift.com/news-events/ne…
Feb 23 5 tweets 1 min read
After several years of trying to convince my husband that THIS TIME trump and his cabal would surely be arrested for SOMETHING, I had a break.

A meltdown, if you will.

This happened about 10 days ago. And with it came the horrific realization that as much as I WISH justice... would prevail, I have turned cynical and don't believe there is equal justice under the law in the USA.

Of course my husband's BEEN KNOWING this since the day he was born into a Black body that systemically tells him has less value than my white body.

But my whiteness ...