I got a chuckle reading this article today. I found it amusing since I had just had a conversation with an attorney over that precise topic a couple of days earlier. The subject being plea deals for prosecution-friendly testimony such as Rick Gates sold for use against Paul Manafort. Since this is the overt and exclusive tactic in Mueller’s stair-step indictments to cage Trump, I was curious as to its reputation.
So the question I specifically asked in that discussion was: What exactly is the probative value of purchased testimony? I meant that from a purely academic perspective, since most juries could be swayed by a talking turtle and coloring books. So its practical utility was not in question. But if, conceptually, the purpose of a trial is to endeavor toward the truth, what use are prostitute witnesses to that end?
For instance, no court outside the Ninth Circuit would…
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*RWDS have historically been wholly under government control. There were therefore processes as to who/when/where/how/why, and a chain of command to be obeyed, including when someone in charge decides to throw the “off” switch.
If/when FUSA goes full Yugoslavia, the first several weeks (until all factions get and stay within their own safe spaces) will feature a deadly and fully independent combination of stand-off shots and up-close wetwork, along with improvised flame, chemical, and explosive devices, directed against Communists and Communist sympathizers in the localities known personally to the actors. By the sheer volume of anti-Red actions and by concentrating their efforts against non-LEO targets, along with even a modicum of tradecraft, the shooters will significantly blunt the effectiveness of the resulting investigations.
As a WRSA article said at the time:
Imagine a Chris Dorner in every city with a population over a million, all doing this…
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With an affordable source of progesterone found [Mexican yams], researchers turned to its uses as a contraceptive. The birth control pill hit the market less than a decade later. Marker, on the other hand, mysteriously disappeared from public life and became obsessed with collecting silver.
Maybe he couldn’t handle the knowledge that he had unleashed one of the Six Sirens of the Sexual Apocalypse?
The economic and social side effects of the pill were as profound as they are well-documented. Sex could be enjoyed without fear of pregnancy. Suddenly women could devote their 20s and 30s to furthering their education and careers, rather than housework and nappies.
But right from the beginning, the pill has had a secret.
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