Facebook and Gumtree ticket forger avoids jail after netting $10,000 from scam

A concert ticket scammer who netted about $10,000 selling counterfeit concert tickets on Facebook and Gumtree avoids jail after being sentenced to an intensive supervision order in court today.
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Croatia In Political Disarray // Croatia, the War, and the Future

Croatian Parliament had its last sitting for the Spring season on Friday 12 July 2019 just ahead of a two-month break. However not before the Speaker announced that all MPs may be recalled for an extraordinary sitting during the Summer break. That is, a special, extraordinary sitting of Parliament would be organised in order for MPs to vote for a reconstructed government! Once again in a matter of couple of years the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) led government is in strife amidst scandals and allegations of corrupt dealings surrounding some of its ministers. Public Administration Minister Lovro Kuscevic has resigned his position last week amidst serious suspicions of corruption and illegal personal wealth amassment through land dealings on his native Island of Brac. He is now on back benches in Parliament and that fact is causing enormous public outcry from people on the streets who say that the indications of his corrupt character should preclude him from sitting in the Parliament. The opposition, particularly the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has reportedly begun gathering signatures for a motion of no-confidence in Regional Development and EU Funds Minister Gabrijela Zalac, Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolusic and State Assets Minister Goran Maric over their alleged involvement in corruption scandals, personal wealth amassment through suspect and fraudulent means as well as causing serious bodily harm to a young girl while driving without a driver’s licence (Minister Zalac). The mainstream media is filled with allegations, suspicions and scandals in which the said government ministers are enveloped. Furthermore, the position of Foreign Affairs Minister is to be soon vacated when Maria Pejcinovic Buric takes up her new post as elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe. Given that her new position in Council of Europe commences on 18 September 2019, a couple of days after the Croatian Parliament Autumn sitting is to start, it is to be expected that the government will be looking at choosing a new minister to fill her position at Croatia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry before the Parliament resumes its regular sittings. To make things even worse for HDZ its president, Andrej Plenkovic, current Prime Minister of Croatia, is on a serious collision course where his popularity among both the public and “party faithfuls” is reaching dire lows. Internal HDZ party elections seem inevitable where incumbents of top positions, including Plenkovic, may indeed fall off the edge of the proverbial cliff and HDZ emerge with renewed blood in order to save itself from utter shambles, ruin amidst its position in the nation as the political party that created the independent Croatia!

The opposition is calling for new general elections and the government (HDZ) is looking at reconstructing itself, to make it to September 2020 when next general elections are due.

To add oil to the fire of a nation in political disarray things appear worse as candidates for Presidential elections due in December this year “come out of the woodwork”, almost daily. So far it looks like a cheap marketplace where everyone and anyone tries to sell their goods to the people despite the fact that most of the goods on offer are rotten and, frankly, insultingly ridiculous; attempting to convince the nation each can bring about stability and prosperity to the country when, in fact, the skills and professional come strategic leadership track-record of each, alarmingly, leave much to be desired. So far, while the current president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has not formally announced she will run for president again those that have proclaimed their candidacy are Miroslav Skoro (a popular musician and PhD in Economics but no acumen in political leadership), Zoran Milanovic (former Prime Minister whose tenure as leader of the past SDP government can safely be described as seriously damaging to both economic progress and development of fully functional democracy), Mislav Kolekusic (court judge, unconvincingly vowing single-handedly to rid Croatia of corruption), Ivan Pernar (a former leader in the relatively new small pro-left political party “Zivi Zid” [Live Wall] from which he recently exited surrounding internal bickering to form his own tiny political party that carries his name), Katarina Peovic (from the Workers Front Alliance, member of Zagreb City council, and an activist who was severely shown up as inconsequential to Croatian politics at the recent elections for the European Parliament), Tomislav Panenic (recently ousted member in the Most [Bridge] of Independent Lists in Parliament under a veil of profound disagreements within that parliamentary club with his Presidential candidacy), Dalija Oreskovic (former head of Croatian Conflict of Interests Commission whose renewal of same tenure was recently rejected by the government and who survived the recent European Parliament elections with severe losses and voter rejection), Vlaho Orepic ( former member of MOST List of Independents now independent MP, former minister of internal affairs whose left political inclination made no strides in fighting against the crippling corruption in Croatia). It’s still early days as far as Presidential elections are concerned but if the current trend in the number of candidates continues Croatia could easily end up with a President who has dismal voter backing by numbers and that alone is a cause for alarm primarily because it fosters a continuance of confusion and lack of national development strategy and priorities.

Politically, Croatia is in disarray.

Public distrust of elected officials and political candidates as well a the trust in Presidential candidates appears to be reaching a critical point. A point where anger and lost hope for an orderly future where corruption is insignificant meet and combust. Media critics say negative press coverage is contributing to this trend and is weakening Croatian democracy. Certainly, mainstream ignores many political personalities and leaders, particularly those leaning to the conservative or right-wing stance. They are the ones who could contribute to a healthy balance in which positive change is visible and such hope built. But no, the mainstream media rides on scandals of corruption, not to help rid Croatia of it but to build distrust and keep distrust circling around like a bad smell. The media spins stories of corruption in such a way that the scene resembles TV soap operas that never end, that never get closure. Psychologically, this has the effect of mounting in society a certain , and worrying, acceptance of corruption that occurs and that cannot be eradicated from society. And when one adds to this the shockingly drawn out court proceedings for fraud and corruption against individuals (e.g. former Premier Ivo Sanader), which among other things strongly suggests a painfully pathetic lack of determination to put a stop to corruption within public administration, then ones head spins with numbing disbelief that this can occur in a country that paid with rivers of blood for its independence and a chance at full democracy.

Hence, many Croatians believe all politicians are dishonest, hypocritical and power-hungry. In such a poisoned atmosphere the political scene in Croatia is more about survival, or sinking, of individual politicians than about platforms and programs for change that would lead to a better country for all. In such a poisoned atmosphere, where survival of HDZ government depends on its coalition with the small Independent Democratic Serbian Party (SDSS), key issues such as ensuring democracy is not undermined and ridiculed by that very ethnic minority (Serb) go practically unnoticed, or unattended to, where it counts, i.e. with the government. The Serb minority in Croatia largely led by Milorad Pupovac continues on a distressing rampage to justify Serb aggression against Croatia during the 1990’s; continues to claim its ethnic minority rights beyond the reasonable, beyond the points where ethnic minority rights are firmly defined in any democratic country of the Western world. One of the latest examples of this can be found in the Croatian government/taxpayer funded Serb minority magazine “Novosti” (News) headed by Milorad Pupovac. Not only does this minority group publicly, in its article dated 13 July 2019 grotesquely label Croatian Studies within the University of Zagreb milieu of studies as “Ustasha Studies” but it rejects and ridicules the University Senate democratic vote favouring the establishment of the Croatian Studies new study stream on “Demography and Emigration”. This vocal part of Serb minority in Croatia has proven to be the mouthpiece for a continued vilification of Croatian people and its valued diaspora, it continues to spread brutal untruths about WWII Croatia and Croatian activists for an independent Croatia of past; this Serb minority in Croatia continues to justify or rather cover up WWII Judenfrei (Jew Free) Serbia while on a rampage against Croatian people! And the Croatian government continues to fund such activities with no questions asked, with no assessments as to impacts to national stability and security this minority’s pronounced role has in the creation and maintenance of Croatian national distress and political crises. Ina Vukic

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Think about this // willisbryanblog

One of the twenty democrats on stage during the DNC debates, or one of the uninvited, will eventually be the democrat nominee. Any one of the the twenty debaters would be a disaster for this Republic as well as the others. More may well jump in.

Yep, I watched the debates, both of them. Now many, if not all, will be out doing damage control either for the answers they gave or for past actions, inaction or statements made. Some will even claim that they were misquoted or taken out of context, even though what they said was what they said. Some will claim they are or have been the victim of some sort of ism.

Each and everyone of them think and believe that more government control will cure all the ills in this country, on this the republicans are no different.

On healthcare most of them were trying to sell(pitch)Medicare for all, the basis for which is that the healthcare system is broken and one claimed the deductible was too high. Was not the Affordable Healthcare Act(ACA),aka Obamacare, supposed to fix the broken healthcare system? Could it be that they knew it would not, just a stepping stone to get to Medicare for all(single-payer)? The dream of every liberal politician.

I do feel they are at least a little dishonest in their Medicare for all plan, anybody over 65 will tell you Medicare A covers doctor visits, Medicare B covers hospital stays but only 80% of the total the remainder is covered by supplemental insurance(insurance you must purchase on your own)commonly called Medicare part C, then there is Medicare part D which covers prescription drugs. So just what are they really offering? By the way anybody that has Medicare part B will tell you that part B has a monthly premium. As to part D, all medications are not free sometimes there is a co-pay and some medications are not covered, which means those drugs are paid for “out-of-pocket”.

More than a few raised their hand when asked if they would end private insurance. If private insurance was eliminated how would a person pay the remaining 20%?

Is their plan to cover medical costs, all medical costs, from cradle to grave? If that is the plan how could it possibly be paid for? There is no way taxes could be increased enough to pay the bill.

There was only one person in the first debate that brought up this little tidbit. Hospitals could and would possibly go out of business if they were only reimbursed at Medicare rates. I wonder how many doctors would continue in practice if they were only reimbursed at Medicare rates.

Then again that could be the plan. Drive the hospitals and doctors out of business. Imagine living in a country where the hospitals are all government owned and operated, and all doctors are government employees.

By the way this Medicare for all, single payer or universal healthcare(or what ever it morphs into)will also cover those here illegally.

On education almost all have a plan to give away something. Many want to either forgive student loans or at a minimum help pay down the debt. As to forgiving the debt owed by university graduates, just how could that debt be forgiven? It is money owed, it must be repaid. The plan is to tax Wall Street to come up with the funding for this scheme. There was only one during the first debate that said it would not be right to have those who never attended college to pay off the loans of those who did.

There is also the issue of a free college education, even to four year university. Could a university remain open if all students could attend free? They can not be in earnest if they think this could all be paid for by taxing the rich, Wall Street and Corporations. Could a government owned and operated college and university system with all professors and staff being government employees be in our future? The government already controls the primary and secondary school system as it is. So why not expand the government education(indoctrination)system?

There was one with a plan for universal pre-k. The lady can not be in earnest. She has a plan for universal pre-k while supporting abortion. She supports the killing, in the womb, of those who would benefit from her proposal.

On gun control. They all have some sort of scheme to further encroach on the rights of law-abiding citizens.

This one is just stupid. One has a plan for a anyone who owns a firearm to obtain a gun license. They would have to apply for a firearm license at a local office that would be widely available in urban and rural areas. I have no idea which Constitution this man has read but according to the one I have we already have a firearm license, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment to that Constitution.

Read this carefully. “Keep your pistols, keep your rifles, keep your shotguns, but we can take the most dangerous weapons from the most dangerous people”. I would like to point out that this man is not earnest, how can he say on one hand keep your rifles when he plans to ban and confiscate a class of rifle. Remember back when someone said if you like your plan you can keep your plan? What is he saying? Does he consider the law-abiding American to be dangerous just because they choose to possess a certain type of rifle? Who or what are we a danger to?

That comes to us courtesy of the same Representative who got in an exchange concerning a mandatory buy-back plan(gun confiscation scheme)and starting a civil war and saying that it would be a short war the government has nukes. The same one that wants to ban and buy back every “assault weapon” in the United States and prosecute everyone who fails to comply. He seems to think that most all Americans would comply with this scheme.

Here is another one for you to read, and do read it carefully. “As somebody who trained on weapons of war, I can tell you that there are weapons that have absolutely no place in American cities or neighborhoods in peacetime. Ever. What is he saying? The words “in peacetime” caught my attention.

One claimed she liked the Representative’s plan but said congress was reluctant to act and she would give them 100 days to pull these plans into a bill she could sign. Should they fail at this she would take executive action.

One said “The gun manufacturers are the enemy”. The enemy of who or what? These are the same gun manufacturers that produce the firearms carried by his security detail.

I do wish that one, just one, of these moderators would have the “brass” to ask the following at one of these debates. By a show of hand, how many of you are for gun control. Every hand would go up. Now by a show of hand, how many of you would give your armed security? Do you think any hands would go up?

I am quite sure that security at the debates was many layers thick and armed to the teeth.

As I said above one of this cast of many is going to be the eventual nominee for the DNC. There are some in this cast of many that knew from the outset they did not stand a snowball’s chance in Hades of ever becoming the nominee. They are just there to gain enough support to influence the remainder of the field, pushing them farther left. As one after another bails out those remaining will be seeking their endorsement. I do wonder if the nominee has already been selected.

They spent considerable time bashing the usual big money donors. How do they expect to fund their campaigns without big money donors? Perhaps a wink and a nod, watch what we do not what we say.

If the eventual nominee wins the presidential election the people who were promised all this free stuff are going to demand all of that free stuff. In fact they will expect all of the promises made to be promises kept.

A few more items before I close.

They spoke of the corruption in D.C. Considering how long some have been there they are part of the problem, yet they try to convince the voters they can be the solution.

The subject of police involved shootings came up none of them could state the obvious, which is Stop doing stupid stuff that causes the police to shoot you.

The subject of incarceration came up and again none of them could state the obvious, which is Stop doing stupid stuff that gets your butt sent to prison.

It is not the fault of this nation that people trying to enter this country illegally die in the process. It could be the fault of the liberals for encouraging them to come here by offering freebies upon arrival.

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YULIN: There is an article circulating about the dog meat festival in Yulin that people are incorrectly interpreting, thinking that the festival is over. IT IS NOT! //Curi56

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Marc Ching

There is an article circulating about the dog meat festival in Yulin that people are incorrectly interpreting, thinking that the festival is over.

IT IS NOT!

Do not help their government circulate what they want you to circulate. Be pro life! Stand on the side of those that cannot speak for themselves.…

Stand with the animals!

The festival is NOT over. Do not let the article written push you to believe that it is. China says the same thing every year. And clearly, the massacre continues (public or behind closed doors).

I have confirmed that there are thousands of dogs already in Yulin.

Please do not stop your efforts to raise awareness and to continue to put pressure on the Chinese

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