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Was bored at work, so got a guy fired and possibly sent to prison for fraud.

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I work the night shift as a receptionist at a hotel in Norway, and most nights are spent watching Netflix/playing games. Last summer was really slow and I also worked a lot extra, so I ran out of stuff to watch and games to play. One night I got a mail from “Scooter”. He wanted to book a room for almost 20 days. I just had to send him the price and confirmation that we had rooms available, and he would then send me his credit card info for me to pre-charge. Normally we just delete these kinds of mail, but I was bored out of my mind, so I responded with an offer for around 2k$ for the entire stay. Also made sure to inform him that he could cancel for free up until the day of arrival.

This is probably the most common fraud attempt in the Hotel/travel industry. Unlike most businesses, we are able to charge credit/debit cards with only the card number and exp date. No need for a pin code, cvc or other auth methods. Our software also allow us deposit money directly to local and international bank accounts by using the card number. Because of this, shitheads like Scooter will try to prepay with stolen/skimmed cards, but then cancel the booking and asking us to refund the amount to a different card.

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Please watch this full video

Unless you are a victim of abuse or faint of heart

People have to realize, it’s statistically impossible that there are no pedophile rinks in your government, and in big banks, and in international corporations. Not to mention how well connected to each other these institutions are. There are tens of millions of people around those circles, around the world, and you only need a sample of a few hundred to surely find someone who has raped multiple minors. There are more than a few hundred people who have hundreds of millions of dollars, and you can only imagine how much you could get away with if you had those kinds of resources and connections. The more powerful someone is, the easier -not harder, easier- it is for them to get away with it. Here’s the proof of all of that.

I also wanted to highlight a specific name from this video

22:17: “the flight logs also show that Bill Clinton went to Jeffrey Epstein’s island fucking frequently.”

“Billionaire hedge-fund mogul, Jeffrey Epstein, became a free man five years after he was first accused of sexually abusing underage girls.

… During Epstein’s terms of house arrest, he made several trips each month to his New York home and his private Caribbean island. In the early stage of his sentence for soliciting prostitution for a minor … he was allowed out to his office each day. Meanwhile Epstein had settled more than a dozen lawsuits brought by the underage girls who were recruited to ‘perform massages’ at his Palm Beach mansion. Seven victims reached a last-minute deal … days before the scheduled trial. Each received well over a million dollars, an amount that will hardly dent Epstein’s 2 billion net worth.

The Palm Beach Police Department identified 17 local girls who had contact with Epstein before the age of consent. The youngest was 14 and many were younger than 16, and that was just one of those things many homes around the world20:38he also owned property in New York, Santafe, Paris, London, and the Caribbean.

The subsequent investigation by the FBI, reaching as far back as 2001, identified roughly 40 victims, not counting Nada Marcinkova whom Epstein referred to as his ‘Yugoslavian sex slave’

There are some heavy allegations surrounding politicians and royalty who spend their time with a convicted pedophile [Jeffry Epstein].

…. Brought in on the billionaire’s private jets, nicknamed by locals as the ‘Lolita Express’, numerous girls were allegedly taken to his 78th acre little st. James hideout in the US Virgin Islands. It is claimed that they were made to take part in depraved orgies….

Court papers claim visit included prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders. The flight logs also show that Bill Clinton went to Jeffrey Epstein’s island frequently. The flight logs show that he went there 26 times in 3 years.

 The most powerful people in the world are doing this with impunity because nobody has the power to stop them, and when they are -like Epstein- finally brought trial, he simply pays off the victims and escapes the sentencing“

New International Style boxing glass skyscrapers at east Midtown Manhattan meanly, in Park Avenue. Night view looking northeast from the 70-story RCA Building’s observation deck, in early 1963.

Buildings at left are 425 Park Avenue (Kahn & Jacobs, 1957), DuMont (James Edwin Ruthver Carpenter, 1931) and Lever House (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1952). Buildings at center are the First National City Bank (Carson & Lundin-Kahn & Jacobs, 1961), Seagram (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-Phillip Johnson-Kahn & Jacobs, 1958 and Manufactures Hannover Trust (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961)., Buildings at right are Grolier (Sylvan & Robert Bien, 1959), General Electric (Cross & Cross, 1931) and ITT (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961).

Photo: Lenars/Atlas

Source: Thomas Page. “New York” (New York, Crescent Books, 1980).

How To Use Popmoney

So I’m sure you’re all sick of paypal and it’s ever changing and many fees and sneaky little Terms of Services affecting how commissioners make sales. It’s been a problem for myself for a long time and I, naturally, seek any form of exchanging money with people that I frequently make transactions with.


This is a nifty program in which it goes directly from your bank to the recipient’s bank account. So far, I’ve only seen american banks be available, but I have yet to actually try international bank accounts.
Luckily, I have a bank account set up in the US. I used to pay rent whilst living in Pennsylvania and this was beneficial to me at the time. Living back in Canada, it’s just a matter of transferring funds.

I’m going to show you how to use this pretty awesome program (which only has a .95$ fee per transaction :0 IF THAT SWEETENS THE POT FOR YOU~)

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Tips from a YA Editor by Anne Regan: 3 Ways To Build Tension
  • Tension keeps readers engaged and makes them want to keep reading.
    • What is tension? Merriam Webster defines it as:
      • Inner striving, unrest, or imbalance, often with physiological indication of emotion
      • a state of latent hostility or opposition between individuals or groups
      • a balance maintained in an artistic work between opposing forces or elements
  • Conflict
    • Give your main characters conflicting goals.
    • These must be important to your characters to be important to your readers.
    • Relate goals to the characters’ greatest needs and/or fears.
    • Conflict can be internal or external.
      • External: The bank is threatening to foreclose on the Jeff’s business.
      • Internal: Jeff’s father founded the business and would be crushed if it fails.
  • Surprises
    • A new threat is discovered or a secret is revealed.
    • A character turns out to be not who s/he seemed (literally or figuratively).
    • Deadlines can create anticipation and urgency.
    • Throw in unexpected twists to raise the stakes.
      • Someone inside is sabotaging the business.
      • Jeff finds out he has less time to raise the money than he thought.
  • Structure
    • Write short, snappy dialogue; use action verbs rather than dialogue tags.
      • Poor: “When I spoke to Bill yesterday, he said it might be dangerous to stay here,” Phil said.
      • Better: “We have to get out of here!” Phil dragged Jeff to the door.
    • Cut narrative down to the essentials. This is not the time for a data dump of information.
    • Alternate action with quieter scenes, but escalate toward a climax.
    • Don’t resolve every situation immediately. Cliffhangers keep readers wanting more!

me: i hate academia and i am never going back again its too stressful

also me: *plans out a hypothetical course in the anthropology of development that covers theory, practice, specific issues, alternative praxis of development beyond neolib market stuff, history & aid as the third arm of political power + aid & counterinsurgency, the politics of aid & projects & the process of anthropological knowledge creation and surveillance just to thumb my nose at current dev syllabuses which fail to really interrogate the position of aid & development in society*


Israel Tortures Palestinian Children

“I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested. I could have given Al Capone a few pointers. After all, he held three districts of Chicago and us Marines held sway on three continents.” –Major General Smedley Butler

Humanitarian Raid

Victo Ngai

My first for Mother Jones. This full page illustration accompanies a story about how the International Finance Corporation—a branch of the World Bank — has strayed from its mission of alleviating poverty in developing countries. 

Increasingly the IFC is supporting projects like luxury hotels and private health care companies that have seemingly done little to improve the lives of the populace. At times, the IFC has partnered with controversial oligarchs and bankrolled projects that have left the locals worse off. 

Over the past few years, the IFC appears to be morphing into any old hedge fund or investment bank—as if it has its place on Wall Street among the Goldman’s of the world. 

Many thanks to AD Carolyn!