Republican Senators Are Scared Of Rudy And His Ukraine Video

President Trump may be playing golf in Florida, but his tweeting fingers still work while he cheats a little at his favorite sport. Mr. Trump’s rage took a step beyond his normal rants about Pelosi, Schiff, and other Democrats when he re-posted a tweet that mentioned the whistleblower’s name.

Mr. Trump wants to expose the whistleblower. Trump claims that person lied about his plan to screw the president of Ukraine. But several witnesses during the impeachment trial confirmed what the whistleblower reported. According to the Democrats, Trump’s methodical, but poorly executed plan, to make President Zelensky his Biden-bashing toy is part of a larger plan to blame Ukraine for interfering with the 2016 election, not Russia.

Nancy Pelosi didn’t send McConnell the two articles of impeachment before the holiday break. Pelosi wants McConnell to set the rules for the Senate trial before she makes that move. Pelosi also told McConnell Congress may impeach Trump on another charge before the trial. Exposing the whistleblower could be one of those charges, according to legal scholars. But there are other charges lurking behind closed doors, according to several news reports.

Kellyanne Conway is on the legal hot seat for violating the Hatch Act more than 60 times. Conway likes to mix White House business with Trump’s reelection business, and that’s not cool, according to the law. Several groups want Trump to fire Conway, but the president claims those groups want to take Kellyanne’s First Amendment rights away from her.

Kellyanne’s husband George Conway wants to bring Trump down. Mr. Conway claims foreign leaders think Mr. Trump is an ass. America’s credibility is on the line around the world, so George set up a Republican PAC to help defeat Trump in 2020. That PAC consists of conservative Republicans who want to take the party back and send Trump to Mar-a-Lago, permanently.

Rudy Giuliani got excited when Lindsey Graham said he wants to see the video he put together a couple of weeks ago. Rudy’s new video is another attempt to prove Joe Biden did a quid pro quo number on Ukraine to protect his son who worked for a Ukraine gas company.

Giuliani got former Ukraine officials with close ties to Russia to confirm his conspiracy theory in that video. But Republican senators don’t want to be part of Rudy’s plan to blame Ukraine for interfering with the 2016 election. They know they can’t condone Rudy’s actions or his credibility if they want to get reelected in 2020.

How the Trump Campaign and Cambridge Analytica Lawsuit changed Big Tech forever

Two-day marathon testimony by Mark Zuckerberg Facebook CEO in front of congress brought about some strong mixed reactions. M-words were used in the hearing as the senators wanted to understand how hacking and selling of 87 million profiles to Cambridge Analytica took place without the consent of users. A year and a half down the line, federal trade commission, House Judiciary Committees, and the coalition of Attorney Generals across all US States are investigating Facebook with antitrust issues. An extensive review of the Facebook industry is ongoing. This is according to the Department of Justice.

This decade was to be the decade that the US government accepted the tech regime. However, a series of scandals has frayed trust between lawmakers and tech CEOs. Below is a brief story of the tech regime in the 2010s era.

Close ties
In 2008, former US President Barrack Obama trusted the tech regime, and at long last, it helped him win the elections. He used social media platforms in his campaigns. In 2010, FTC hired a chief technologist whose mandate was to advise on issues regarding technology and policies. The FTC charged Google for violating its privacy policies by the FTC in 2011. FTC, a year later, charged Facebook for misleading its users about data allocation. Facebook agreed to the new conditions that had been set. In the same year, Facebook paid FTC with $1billion to acquire Instagram, which was falling at a high rate.
2012 Obama re-election had become more digitalized compared to the previous election. He created a team that relied heavily on Amazon web services to build tools.

Turning Tides
Latent concerns about tech started to pop up by the middle of the decade. White House took steps to promote competition across the economy. Obama called upon federal departments and agencies to come up with plans and strategies that hailed competition in April 2016. Doubts rose within some government institutions and agencies about the tech industry. The DOJ instigated that combining T-Mobile ad AT&T would be catastrophic to consumers hence sued to block their $39bn deal. Law enforcement agencies such as the FBI realized that tech company wouldn’t help in their cause. Leading them to improvise and have their technology firms.

In 2018, the New York Times and The Guardian published articles on how President Donald Trump campaign was aided by Cambridge Analytica firm, which obtained Facebook data without the cost of users. In the decade of 2020s, State lawmakers and the congress are still keen on the reining in the industry’s power.

Rudy Tells Students The Democrats Want To Destroy The Constitution

Nancy Pelosi threw McConnell a curveball when she decided not to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate right away. Pelosi wants Mitch to reveal the format for the trial before she makes another move. Nancy told the press she needs to know the format so she can send the right managers to argue issues during the trial.

Speaker Pelosi’s decision to wait till Congress comes back to Washington after the holiday break gave the Trumpster a serious case of frayed nerves. Trump wants a quick trial and vindication. She also wants to cause friction between Trump and McConnell.

The president believes the Trumpians in the Senate will stand behind his quest to turn America’s democracy into a monarchy. But not all Republicans want Trump to stick around. According to one Republican senator, more than 30 senators think Trump should go, but they don’t want to feel the wrath of Trump voters, so they won’t break rank.

Mr. Trump planned to go to the economic forum in Davos on January 21st, but that may not happen if the trial doesn’t start until the second or third week of January. Mr. Trump wanted to boast about his great economy at Davos and he also wanted to take a few cheap shots at George Soros while he spews his snake oil all over forum attendees.

Lindsey Graham decided to be the frontman in Trump’s quest to bring the constitution down. Graham continues to show his ass during press interviews. Lindsey even asked Rudy Giuliani to come to Capitol Hill and share his new conspiracy documentary with members of his committee.

Rudy continues to smear Joe Biden’s name as well as blame Ukraine for the 2016 election interference. Mr. Giuliani’s efforts are a big hit in Russia. The Russian news agencies saw Rudy’s video before the U.S. press released the details Rudy claims are real.

Giuliani gave one of his long-winded and hard-to-understand speeches to a group of conservative students in South Florida. Giuliani told the students the Democrats want to destroy the constitution by impeaching the Trumpster.

Bill Barr told the press his criminal investigation of the FBI may take longer than he expected. Mr. Barr claims the Horowitz didn’t get it right after conducting a detailed investigation to prove Trump’s theory the FBI spied on his 2016 campaign. Bill turned into Trump’s legal watchdog, and he continues to protect Trump despite evidence that proves he should play a role in putting Trump in an orange jumpsuit.

Barr Claims The Details In The Durham Report Won’t Be Ready For Months

Rudy Giuliani gave a speech in South Florida, and he didn’t disappoint the conservative students who attended his rendition of the world, according to Donald Trump. Rudy told the students Trump had every right to screw Ukraine President Zelensky for not telling the press Ukraine would open an investigation that would smear Joe Biden’s reputation and make his son Hunter look like a loser.

Rudy’s version of Ukraine debacle is a story that only people living without access to the Internet or newspapers would believe. Giuliani said he has proof Biden forced Ukraine to hire his son by withholding a big military aid check. Mr. Giuliani uses the same turn the tables on the truth tactic the Trumpster uses when he gets caught pissing on the constitution.

Nancy Pelosi told McConnell to get off his ass and release the format for the upcoming Senate trial. Nancy told Mitch she won’t send the two articles of impeachment to the Senate until he does his job. Chuck Schumer told Mitch the Democrats want to call John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney to the stand, but Mitch knows that’s dangerous. Mr. Trump also wants Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and the whistleblower to testify. McConnell knows that could be the kiss of impeachment death for the Trumpster.

Mr. Trump can’t seem to keep his emotions in check now that he’s impeached. Mr. Trump’s tweeting fingers are raw, and his orange facial hue turns red when he’s in front of the cameras. When he heard Pelosi wants to drag out the trial, the president became an Internet Darth Vader dressed in misspelled tweets.

Lindsey Graham doesn’t want to lose his free golf outings with the Trumpster. Lindsey wants Rudy to tell his committee all the sketchy facts he discovered on his last trip to Ukraine. Graham knows his political future rides on Trump’s ability to shake-off the impeachment and win the 2020 election.

Bill Barr continues to cross legal lines by protecting Trump. Barr gave Trump a pass when the Mueller report surfaced. And he gave him another pass when Mike Horowitz said the FBI didn’t spy on Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Mr. Barr asked John Durham to investigate the FBI for criminal behavior, but it seems the investigation hits some rough spots. Barr told the press the Durham report may not be available for months due to lack of facts and lack of interest in another Barr cover-up.

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Trump Appeals

The United States Supreme Court expressed its willingness on Friday to hear appeals from Donald Trump in three cases involving the president’s financial documents. The documents include the president’s tax returns and are being requested by a prosecutor in New York City as well as the House of Representatives.

According to Fortune.com, lawyers for President Trump have worked to block the subpoenas that seek to gain access to financial information belonging to the president. The documents are demanded by the House as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations that foreign interference affected the 2016 election process.

Cyrus Vance, a district attorney in Manhattan, cites an investigation into the possibility that both the Trump Organization and the family real estate business participated in criminal activity as the reason the court needs tax returns for the president.

Oral arguments will be heard by the nation’s highest court in March and rulings on the matters are expected in June.

Trump attorney Jay Sekulow says the Trump camp is happy the Supreme Court decided to hear the cases. Sekulow says the cases are important because they will address a number of significant issues pertaining to the Constitution.

Democratic representatives expressed their regret that more delays on the matter are set to take place now that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments from Trump attorneys.

Nancy Pelosi, the current Speaker of the House, released a statement saying the American people will now have to wait several more months before learning of the court’s decision. Pelosi also expressed her belief that the court would make a decision that upholds the Constitution and allows the Congress to perform oversight duties.

The three cases are seen as a test to determine how the justices on the Supreme Court will react to arguments from the Trump presidency that the subpoenas represent a significant threat to the presidency of the United States. It will also measure the Court’s thoughts pertaining to the needs of prosecutors and other lawmakers to obtain information to pursue prosecutions against high-ranking members of the government.

Conservatives currently enjoy a 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court. The nine justices include Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, both appointed by Trump.

One of the cases to be heard by the Court is an appeal on the part of the president of a lower court decision in Manhattan to allow a grand jury to see records from an accounting firm associated with Trump.

Attorneys for Trump argue that the case sets the precedent for prosecutors to pursue cases against presidents to further their careers.

Supreme Court Prepared To Issue Rulings On Trump Appeals

The conservative majority enjoyed by the nation’s highest court causes some to believe United States President Donald Trump will find favor with the court. However, this has not been the case necessarily when it comes to Trump keeping tax returns and other financial records private.

According to a Reuters report, the Supreme Court could make a decision as soon as this week as to whether or not Trump will be allowed to file an appeal in three cases he lost on the matter in lower courts. The court has a history of allowing sitting presidents to state their cases in legal matters. However, it is also not common for the Supreme Court to block the ability of Congress to investigate a wide variety of issues. Two of the three cases in question involve Congressional scrutiny.

Trump is in need of two victories in order to maintain the privacy he craves. First, he must make an effective argument to the court to hear an appeal from him. He then must win the appeal on the merits of the case. If the Supreme Court declines to hear one or more of the requested appeals from the president, a transfer of documents would take place.

Trump personally appointed justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The court is 5-4 in favor of conservatives and members of the court will convene for a private meeting on Friday to discuss the cases involving the president.

The timing of the current events is crucial to the president, as well as, the political outlook of the country. Any cases that the Supreme Court decides to hear will likely not be settled until June of next year. This would be a few months before America votes for its next president.

Many legal experts who follow the case explain it is likely the nation’s highest court will agree to hear the appeals from the president. However, this should not be confused with any agreement with him on the matter by the court.

Two of the three cases involve subpoenas issued to third parties by Congress. The subpoenas were issued to an accounting firm connected to the president and two banks that maintain records related to Trump’s business affairs.

The third case is part of a larger investigation into possible criminal acts committed by the Trump Organization. The president’s tax returns have been subpoenaed by District Attorney Cyrus Vance of the Manhattan District in the case.

Articles Of Impeachment Against President Expected Soon

Democratic lawmakers in the United States House of Representatives are expected to deliver two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump now that the impeachment proceedings against the 45th president of the United States are complete.

The news of the impeachment articles was delivered by a senior aide to the Democratic party and the stage is now set for a vote in Congress on the issue later this week. The aide did not wish to go on record with the comments and did not reveal further details.

Abuse of power and obstruction of justice are the two charges expected to be highlighted in the articles of impeachment against Trump.

Committee leaders for the Democrats met with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Monday evening after the final session of the impeachment hearing was complete.

A spokesperson for Pelosi’s office informed the media that a Tuesday press conference would be used to inform the public of the next steps in the impeachment process.

The controversy stems from accusations that President Trump pressured the Ukrainian government to initiate an investigation against presidential hopeful Joe Biden. The president is then accused of obstructing efforts of Congress to investigate the matter.

The nine-hour impeachment hearing session was brought to an end on Monday with a searing condemnation of Trump’s actions by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler.

Lawmakers for the Democrats have characterized the behavior of Trump as a threat both to the national security of the United States and an attempt to circumvent the nation’s political process.

Nadler said the facts of the case, as well as, the danger to the democracy of the United States caused by Trump’s actions are both clear. The Committee Chairman also said it is clear what should be done in response to the president’s behavior.

The upcoming vote by the judiciary committee will determine whether or not the full House of Representatives will vote on the articles of impeachment expected to be lodged against Trump.

If the vote from the House is affirmative, the Senate will then be required to try the president and decide whether or not to remove him from office. Most analysts do not expect the Republican-controlled Senate to convict Trump of the allegations expected to be outlined in the impeachment articles.

The contentious hearing session held on Monday included accusations of unfair treatment of the president by Republicans on hand for the hearings.

President Trump has maintained his innocence and has used his Twitter account frequently to voice his disdain for the entire process.

United States Supreme Court Upholds Block On Executions

There hasn’t been an execution of a death row inmate since 2003 in the United States federal system, and the Trump administration is trying to change that. However, the U.S. Supreme Court at least temporarily blocked a number of execution orders from Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department. The Supreme Court was essentially confirming an earlier block by a federal judge lower in the system, and the decision on whether to proceed with the executions now goes to an appeals court.

A call to act with dispatch

Three conservative judges on the Supreme Court wrote their own statement encouraging the lower court to reach a decision within sixty days. Frustrated in its efforts to proceed on a number of executions, the Trump administration had asked the Supreme Court to rule on the case in early December.

Advocacy groups against the death penalty have expressed cautious optimism about the Supreme Court ruling and say that they are glad that there are legal roadblocks to the Trump administration getting what it wants in these particular cases. On the other side of the argument, pro-death penalty groups note that many of the crimes of the individuals in question on death row were committed decades ago, and the families of their victims need to get justice and closure. All the inmates in these particular cases were convicted on federal charges of murder.

Over the past 16 years, all the executions in the United States have been carried out by state governments. Inmates on death row in the federal system have not been executed largely because of arguments that current methods of execution by lethal injection are not humane. For years, there has been extensive litigation regarding the federal government’s execution protocol and procedures.

Most federal death row inmates today are housed at a facility in Terra Haute, Indiana. The inmate first on the list to be executed is convicted murderer Daniel Lewis Lee who is a white supremacist and who killed a family of three in the 1990’s.

Next on the list is convicted murderer Wesley Purkey who, in separate incidents during the 1990’s in Kansas, murdered a 16-year-old teenager and an 80-year-old woman. Purkey developed Alzheimer’s Disease in prison, and his lawyers are arguing that his execution should not proceed because of his illness. Purkey also has a long history of mental illness, and some say this is relevant.

Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/06/politics/supreme-court-blocks-justice-department-executions/index.html

Barr Tries To Defend Trump By Bashing The Horowitz Report

Joe Biden finally got a little payback when four leaders at the Buckingham Palace dinner made fun of Trump for spending a lot of time talking to the foreign press. Mr. Trump wanted to let the world know he didn’t screw Zelensky. He told the press Zelensky was up for the screwing, so the July 25th phone conversation was perfect.

Mr. Biden’s new ad claims the world keeps laughing at the Trumpster every time he opens his mouth. Trudeau’s comments about the president’s quest to claim his innocence gave summit leaders a chance to relieve some stress Trump likes to bring to the surface when he attends NATO meetings.

Mr. Trump didn’t disappoint the other members when he continued to throw shadow at NATO members for not paying enough security dues. Mr. Trump brought up the same issue at the last NATO summit even though NATO members dropped the amount of money the U.S. pays NATO by six percent.

Indiana Congressman Jim Banks wants Lindsey Graham to subpoena Adam Schiff’s phone records. But Lindsey said he’s not going to make his lame Senate investigation of Joe Biden turn into a circus. Graham told the press he would investigate his pal Joe Biden even though Biden did nothing wrong. Banks wanted to show the Trumpster he is all in after the president said he wants Pelosi, Schiff, and the Biden’s to testify at his Senate trial. Mr. Trump wants to take the attention off his butt and put the blame on Joe and Hunter Biden.

Rudy Giuliani is in Ukraine talking to one of Ukraine’s sketchy politicians. Giuliani still wants to show the world Joe Biden broke U.S. laws when his son went to work for a Ukraine gas company. Now that Zelensky won’t open an investigation, Rudy wants a corrupt Ukrainian to bring Biden down.

Nancy Pelosi made Trump’s impeachment official when she told Americans Trump wants to turn America’s democracy into a monarchy. One reporter asked Nancy if she hates Trump. Pelosi told the reporter she doesn’t hate, but she does want to defend the constitution that Mr. Trump likes to ignore.

Bill Barr doesn’t like the report Mike Horowitz will reveal next week. Mr. Horowitz found no evidence that the FBI or the CIA spied on the Trump campaign. So Bill opened a criminal investigation to show members of his intelligence community broke the law in 2016 by spying on Trump. John Durham’s report should help Trump’s conspiracy theory about the FBI. That seems to be Bill Barr’s job these days. He is Trump’s legal protector, not the Attorney General of the United States.

A Pence Aide Throws The Trumpster An Impeachment Curveball

Nancy Pelosi thinks the Trumpster should testify instead of sending those nasty tweets. Pelosi told the press Trump could answer questions in writing if that worked for him. But it’s doubtful Trump will testify.

Gordon Sondland has a lot of explaining to do when he returns to Capitol Hill. His first and second meeting with the impeachment panel didn’t reveal what he knew about Trump’s plan to bribe Zelensky. Sondland sat in a Kiev restaurant and talked to the president on an unsecured phone line., A witness in the restaurant heard Trump say he cared more about screwing Biden than curbing corruption in Ukraine.

Trump set the stage for a Ukraine meltdown when he talked about how corrupt Ukraine was in 2016. Mr. Trump thinks Ukraine helped Clinton in 2016. Mr. Trump claims the Clinton email server is in Ukraine and finding it would prove Ukraine, not Russia interfered with the election that put him in the White House. Bob Mueller found proof Russia and Trump worked together in 2016, but Mueller’s team stopped short of calling that relationship collusion.

Mueller’s team didn’t claim Trump colluded with Russia because the Department of Justice made sure they covered-up the facts that show several Trump campaign officials worked with the Russians. Don Jr., Paul Manafort, and Mike Flynn all had interaction with Russian operatives in 2016, according to the Mueller report. But Bill Barr left those facts out when he told the country Trump didn’t obstruct or collude in 2016.

Roger Stone, Trump’s conspiracy pal, is on his way to an orange jumpsuit fitting for lying to Congress about his role in Trump’s campaign. Stone was the go-between Trump and WikiLeaks. Stone made sure WikiLeaks released the Clinton emails the Russians hacked when Trump wanted them released. Mr. Stone also committed six other crimes in his quest to protect the Trumpster. Stone could get 20 years if Judge Berman decides she wants revenge for Stone’s nasty Internet depiction of her.

Pence aide Jennifer Williams told Congress she listened to the Trump-Zelensky call. Williams thought the call was unusual as well as inappropriate. Trump called her a Never Trumper for telling Congress the truth. Mr. Pence claims he didn’t know what Trump wanted to do to Zelensky. But Mike was neck-deep in the plan to screw Biden, according to several news reports. Mike denies he knew about the bribery plan, but he refuses to say that under oath.

Source: https://www.axios.com/trump-pence-aide-williams-ukraine-testimony-tweet-4c70b88c-c438-45f0-b9f4-e7ede2623913.html

The Republicans Let Jacket-Less Jim Jordan Defend The Trumpster

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell let investors know interest rate cuts are over this year. Mr. Powell told a group of financial gurus the U.S. economy is in good shape. He said low unemployment and a less than two percent inflation rate proves the economy is still strong.

But Wall Street economists say the economy is not that great. Gross Domestic Product growth in the third quarter dropped below two percent. Economic growth was 3.2 percent in January. Plus, consumers have a mountain load of debt. Americans have mortgages, credit cards, student loans, and other financial obligations that amount to $14 trillion. That number is 25 percent higher than it was after the 2008 meltdown.

High consumer debt is just one of the flies in America’s economic ointment. Productivity continues to drop as the manufacturing sector of the economy tries to adjust to Trump’s trade war. Trump’s trade wars with China and Europe continue to cost Americans millions in tariff taxes.

Consumer confidence is not what it was at the beginning of the year. According to several news reports, Americans will pay $2,000 more in taxes in 2020 unless Trump drops the tariffs. And the budget deficit continues to grow thanks to Trump’s spending addiction.

Wall Street economists say those factors along with a weak global economy and other issues like Brexit and Trump’s sanctions will contribute to a U.S. recession in 2020. Europe’s Central Bank claims Germany is now in recession mode, and the U.K. could fall into the same mode before the end of the year.

But the issue most investors worry about is Trump’s impeachment. Mr. Trump’s Twitter addiction makes the stock market jump or fall depending on the substance of the Trumpster’s tweets. Even though most of Trump’s tweets aren’t facts they still have an impact on financial markets.

Mr. Trump claims the public impeachment process is another witch hunt. But the first day wasn’t a good day for the Trumpster. Two credible career diplomats told Congress Rudy and Trump tried to keep them out of the Zelensky debacle. Trump even fired Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch because she tried to stop Giuliani from acting like a State Department official.

The Republicans decided to give Ohio Rep Jim Jordan a chance to make an ass of himself on national TV. Jacket-less Jordan looks like a Trump voter, so Trump’s fan base connects with the former assistant wrestling coach. Jordan keeps asking when the whistleblower will testify. He also claims all the facts Bill Taylor and George Kent revealed during the public impeachment hearing were just hearsay, so both men weren’t credible witnesses.

Should Politics of blocking be a matter of discussion?

The block button is a significant instrument that enables ladies and other helpless individuals to have some semblance to a similar Twitter experience that the normal white man may free from consistent provocation. Most have utilized the block button throughout the years to overwhelm terrible ads hominems, ocean lions, and sexual harassment. Twitter was not the hellfire site that we know today. Numerous early clients discovered professional advancement and enduring friendships in 140-character missives. However, as the social media platform expanded, so did its potential for abuse. For Instance, politicians use the platform to create a false populist discourse in the United States.

By 2014, two years short of its tenth commemoration, Twitter had turned out to be vital to the GamerGate controversy. Apparently, a debate had started about issues of sexism and progressivism in gaming. Twitter became the platform where women were harassed by sexists online without any repercussions. The harassment was extreme to the point that it drove a few women off the platform permanently.

Out of GamerGate, better devices for blocking were born. Tools like BlockTogether enable individual clients to share a list of individuals they have blocked. The thought behind these tools is that harassers are probably going to have various targets, so why not make it simpler for potential targets of provocation to be blocked at the same time? In any case, BlockTogether and other comparable tools are not without blemishes. When you’re on a block list, it tends to be challenging to get your name erased. In the event that you end up on the block list created by a well-known client, you may find yourself blocked by individuals you are not aware of. In other people’s opinions, they might regard this as a sensible collateral blow-back.

Various media personalities and others have extended complain after finding themselves on a block list after a conflict with a person who uses the blocking tools. Users are requesting for the platform to have a button for purposes of asking and getting an explanation as to why they were blocked. Regardless, ladies or different minorities who have encountered provocation for utilizing the block button cannot be blamed. Blocking somebody doesn’t involve the question of free speech, except if the blocker being referred to be a chosen authority. More importantly blocking someone is a matter of saving one’s sanity. The blocking button, together with block lists, are helpful instruments for ensuring one’s space is free from social media bullies.

Read More: https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/20/should-we-rethink-the-politics-of-blocking/

Saudi Arabia’s Financial Regulatory Body Approves Aramco’s Application For Its Initial Public Offering

Companies primarily drum up money to operate by selling goods and services. Another way that businesses get funding to advance the scale or scope of their operations is through offering shares of ownership of their formal, government-recognized charters to investors that offer to fork over funding in exchange. Companies typically offer up such shares of ownership in the form of public stock through stock exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, the two largest such financial instrument exchanges on the planet that are each found on New York City’s world-famous Wall Street. Together, these two exchanges oversee the trading of common stock for more than 2,000 public companies based within the United States.

The United States federal government’s Securities and Exchange Commission, better known as the SEC, oversees anything and everything related to these public companies’ selling of shares of ownership on the NYSE and the Nasdaq. They require these companies to adhere to countless strict rules related to the compilation of financial reports and their publication. One of these rules is that, before public companies can trade their stock on such financial exchanges, they must hold 20-day-long initial public offerings, or IPOs for short, in which consumers are able to purchase shares of stock at – in general – lower prices than what they’d ultimately sell for once they hit the market following such periods.

All countries’ financial market regulators require companies that want to sell their stock on financial instrument exchanges to undergo initial public offering proceedings, which includes Saudi Arabia. Earlier today, on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, Aramco opened up its initial public offering, as the Capital Market Authority (CMA) of Saudi Arabia, the country’s very own regulatory body of its financial industry, approved Aramco’s application for its IPO.

Although the CMA hasn’t indicated exactly how many shares of ownership in Aramco’s charter will be sold, nor how long the initial public offering period will offer up first dibs to the public on its shares of public stock, experts familiar with Aramco believe that it will sell anywhere between one to two percent of its total ownership as part of its IPO. Collectively, the sale of this small portion of shares could drum up as much as $20 to $40 billion in funding, an objectively large dollar amount of funding for any modern company seeking to become a public company.

Aramco’s IPO is part of Saudi Arabia’s attempts at economic reform, as the country seeks to diversify its investments and economic holdings from its current portfolio consisting almost entirely of oil-related businesses and oil-related investments.

How Artificial Intelligence Aids Prisons and Jails

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is spreading like wildfire. The newest use of AI is in prisons and jails.

Because AI relies on block chain computer technology, speech recognition and semantic analytical programming features, law enforcement is benefiting by allowing nefarious conversations between inmates and those with whom they communicate through prison and jail phone systems to be monitored to prevent crime.

Ref: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/prisons-and-jails-use-artificial-intelligence-to-monitor-inmate-phone-calls

AI Sensitizes Speech and Slang to Prevent Crime
By collecting data on inmates’ use of slang and certain phrases common to criminal activity, data is stored in databases that link the prison’s location to the external location of the inmate’s sources with whom they communicate.

To protect inmates constitutional right to free speech under the First Amendment, inmates are forewarned all of their phone conversations are recorded. Apparently, inmates frequently choose to ignore the warning.

Ref: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/319228

Another use of AI is to prevent inmate recidivism. AI helps law enforcement predict the potential of certain inmates to continue to commit crimes after they are released from prison or jail.

AI Algorithm for Law Enforcement
In addition, AI provides an algorithm to determine sentencing for law enforcement as well as for internal monitoring of inmates activities when coupled with closed circuit television (CCTV.)

AI relies on its collected data to coordinate certain inmate behavioral patterns for monitoring.

Law is predicated upon the basis of algorithms in the form of codified instructions that include legal references and guidance to resolve legal matters. Codified instructions proscribed such as ifs and when, dos and don’ts fit within the design of a protracted algorithm.

However with today’s legal cases, the complexities facing lawyers in determining justice is not straight-forward codification. It is not known if AI can resolve problems that include:
. Overburdened public defenders
. Backlogged court cases and courts
. The broad range of defendants accused disproportionately of crime

How Lawyers Use AI in Law Practices
Lawyers find they can dispense with the need for paralegals and law clerks who provide legal research by using AI. This proves to be cost-effective for many law practices.

In addition, lawyers are implementing AI for billing clients, due diligence and to conduct research. The amount of time and cost save related to the use of AI for lawyers is certain to increase AI as a necessary function of legal practice.

Ref: https://www.forbes.com/sites/cognitiveworld/2019/02/09/will-a-i-put-lawyers-out-of-business/#7cbcf35631f0

In cohesion with prisons and jails, public defenders, lawyers, courts and judges, AI’s ability to reduce potential crime and expedite adjudication has the potential to create a state-of-the-art penal and judicial system.

Ref: https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/us-prisons-jails-ai-mass-monitor-millions-inmate/story?id=66370244

California’s New Tenant Protection Act Is Inspired By Today’s Housing Crisis

Landlords and tenants of rental properties throughout California are paying attention to new legislation that could directly affect them in different ways. A current article on the National Law Review website shines a light on the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019, which was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in early October.

Whether it’s an individual landlord who owns one building, or a corporation that owns an assortment of properties, the new tenant protection legislation will affect all types of landlords in California.

While the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 goes into effect in 2020, it does require that any rental rates that were increased after March 2019 be analyzed. Under the new rules, yearly rent increases cannot exceed five percent of the gross rental cost, along with cost of living changes. The combined total may not exceed ten percent of the gross rental cost.

Another major component of the act requires that a just cause be in place when tenants who have occupied a property for one year or longer are being terminated.

Extensive political debate preceded the signing of the new tenant protection law, and it still contains several types of exemptions. For instance, most privately-owned, single-family units, and duplexes that are partially owner-occupied are exempt from the changes.

The just cause requirement in the new law contains both “At-fault” and No-fault” sections, and each case is reviewed for categorization. Examples of “At-fault just cause” include criminal threats or criminal activities on-site and failure to pay rent.

Among the reasons why termination of a tenant can be termed “No-fault just cause” are; plans to largely remodel or demolish the property, and intending to have members of the owner’s family move into the unit.

The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 also contains a declaration stating that the bill is designed to apply to California’s ongoing housing crisis, and would remain in force until the end of 2029.