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From the New York Times:

ICE Detained My Husband for Being an Immigrant Activist
By AMY GOTTLIEB JAN. 18, 2018

Ravi Ragbir, center, who came to the United States 26 years ago and has a green card, remains in detention by ICE after a routine check-in and faces possible deportation. Credit John Moore/Getty Images

Last Thursday, I found myself in the back of an ambulance with my handcuffed husband, Ravi Ragbir, two E.M.T.s and an agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

As the ambulance inched its way out of 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan, I caught glimpses of the chaos outside. Faces of friends swam in and out of view. We could hear the shouts and wails of the hundreds of supporters surrounding us, who knew Ravi had been arrested, feared he was being “disappeared” and were attempting, nonviolently, with their bodies, to protect him.

As I mentioned over the weekend, Ravi Ragbir is a litigious white collar criminal who was convicted in 2000 of seven counts of wire fraud for his role in a phony mortgage scam. Amusingly, his appeal of his conviction was denied in a blunt opinion written by Third Circuit judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who is, indeed, Donald Trump’s big sister.

After a couple of years in prison, he was ordered deported in 2006. But our system is so slow that this con man is still with us a dozen years later.

… My greatest fear is that he will be sent back to Trinidad, where he has not lived for over 25 years. We must keep Ravi, and other immigrant leaders at home in the United States, where they belong.

Amy Gottlieb is the associate director of the northeast region of the American Friends Service Committee.

 
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  1. US foreign, domestic and immigration policy making waiting Hellhole.

    Haitian strongman convicted of mortgage fraud in U.S.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/28/haiti.conviction/

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Haitian strongman convicted of mortgage fraud in U.S.
     
    How much could the entirety of Haïti be mortgaged for? I'm sure there's a motherlode of diereses that the New Yorker would find of use.



    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/46/b5/85/46b585f8646842c408918bacbafaf768--haiti-keep-calm.jpg

    http://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Screen-Shot-2017-02-09-at-16.39.00-480x540.png

    http://www.traveladventures.org/countries/haiti/images/haitian-signs05.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3d/f1/39/3df1393daa43ad051b44b50f6326cf83--gumbo-proverbs-quotes.jpg
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  2. Funny. Lots of guys name of Raj and Ravi from India committed lots of mortgage fraud at FreddieMac and FanniMae going back 15 and 20 years. Must run in the name.

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    • Replies: @jbwilson24
    "Funny. Lots of guys name of Raj and Ravi from India committed lots of mortgage fraud at FreddieMac and FanniMae going back 15 and 20 years. Must run in the name."

    Indians are specialists at fraud. It is like a sport to them.

    Ask any insurance adjuster.
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  3. Bye, Ravi.

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  4. who knew Ravi had been arrested, feared he was being “disappeared”

    Not exactly sending their best, are they?

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Not exactly sending their best, are they?
     
    Not since V S Naipaul, anyway.
    , @Jim Christian

    Not exactly sending their best, are they?
     


    You know, fact is, yeah, they probably ARE all sending their best. They come from crooked, filthy countries and their best is what we get. Problem is, they do a lot of damage before their crimes overcome political correctness and can't be ignored any further. Yeah, we're getting their best.
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  5. I’m surprised you’re so hostile to Gottlieb.

    The AFSC is one of the organizations newly banned from Israel. You should be her Friend.

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    • Replies: @SFG
    The Quakers are famously left-wing.
    , @Brutusale
    I've only know one member of the Society of Friends, and of course he was a convert from Judaism.

    The Quakers may be the only denomination MORE liberal than Reform Jews.
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  6. The entitlement is ridiculous. It’s crazy we let it get this far.

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    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    Not crazy. Evil.
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  7. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Undocumented immigrants really are our greatest strength. Pale stale male white guys lead bland lives without the vibrant colorful crimes that the diverse undocumented immigrants bring, providing us with excitement in our otherwise drab lives. Who has not had their heart race when sirens went roaring by, or read in the newspapers with rapt attention the latest outrage. Not to mention, providing plots for CSI shows for years to come.

    As Bill Kristol and others have suggested, undocumented immigrants also are a vital source of new jobs wherever they go (though with his white privilege, he failed to understand how). The local police departments, prisons, federal aid offices, among others, must all hire more personnel to meet increased demand. In addition, the schools must hire additional teachers to teach in their native language, and here they really shine, as many undocumented have far more children than native families.

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    Not to mention, providing plots for CSI shows for years to come.
     
    The diversity you mention doesn't properly come up in CSI or Law & Order. There, the bad people are White and rarely, Black. In those shows, whatever the criminal complaint, outside of Black criminality, the perp is still very White, as in White terrorists, and very very White Hispanics (think George Zimmerman). And of course, Male because they're evil. The women are all victims, of course. There's a script that must be followed and criminal immigrants aren't a theme.
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  8. who knew Ravi had been arrested, feared he was being “disappeared”

    Not yet, but we will one day be that based as a nation.

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  9. Maybe they can dress him in little boy britches and a flat top hat like Oswald “Stinky” Davis and claim he’s part of DACA. I’ll haaaarm you.

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  10. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    My greatest fear is that he will be sent back to Trinidad, where he has not lived for over 25 years.

    You always hear stuff like this from illegal immigrants. It’s like the longer they have broken the law, the more it should be ignored, sort of a gradual statute of limitations or adverse possession theory, because if they were returned they would hardly recognize the place.

    Does Ravi no longer speak Trinidadianese? Will their strange folk customs be baffling to him after all these years. Will he have forgotten the Trinidad folk dances and secret handshakes?

    I’ve lived abroad as an expat for more than 25 years. It’s not like I couldn’t function in the U.S. And when I originally moved abroad I had to learn the language, laws, customs, and so on.

    When you’re deported it just means you move to a new city and get a new job, which is something a lot of people do voluntarily all the time.

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    Undocumented immigrants really are our greatest strength. Pale stale male white guys lead bland lives without the vibrant colorful crimes that the diverse undocumented immigrants bring, providing us with excitement in our otherwise drab lives. Who has not had their heart race when sirens went roaring by, or read in the newspapers with rapt attention the latest outrage. Not to mention, providing plots for CSI shows for years to come.
     
    Recently read an interview with a CSI producer who related how their stories were 'ripped from the headlines' for the sake of realism. In one particular example she was describing she actually admitted that the criminal was changed from black immigrant to native-born white male because she "didn't see any reason to continue perpetuating noxious stereotypes." Right?
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  11. Quaker with a Jewish name, lol

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  12. @anon

    who knew Ravi had been arrested, feared he was being “disappeared”
     
    Not exactly sending their best, are they?

    Not exactly sending their best, are they?

    Not since V S Naipaul, anyway.

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  13. @George
    US foreign, domestic and immigration policy making waiting Hellhole.

    Haitian strongman convicted of mortgage fraud in U.S.
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/28/haiti.conviction/

    Haitian strongman convicted of mortgage fraud in U.S.

    How much could the entirety of Haïti be mortgaged for? I’m sure there’s a motherlode of diereses that the New Yorker would find of use.

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  14. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    My greatest fear is that he will be sent back to Trinidad, where he has not lived for over 25 years.
     
    You always hear stuff like this from illegal immigrants. It's like the longer they have broken the law, the more it should be ignored, sort of a gradual statute of limitations or adverse possession theory, because if they were returned they would hardly recognize the place.

    Does Ravi no longer speak Trinidadianese? Will their strange folk customs be baffling to him after all these years. Will he have forgotten the Trinidad folk dances and secret handshakes?

    I've lived abroad as an expat for more than 25 years. It's not like I couldn't function in the U.S. And when I originally moved abroad I had to learn the language, laws, customs, and so on.

    When you're deported it just means you move to a new city and get a new job, which is something a lot of people do voluntarily all the time.

    Undocumented immigrants really are our greatest strength. Pale stale male white guys lead bland lives without the vibrant colorful crimes that the diverse undocumented immigrants bring, providing us with excitement in our otherwise drab lives. Who has not had their heart race when sirens went roaring by, or read in the newspapers with rapt attention the latest outrage. Not to mention, providing plots for CSI shows for years to come.

    Recently read an interview with a CSI producer who related how their stories were ‘ripped from the headlines’ for the sake of realism. In one particular example she was describing she actually admitted that the criminal was changed from black immigrant to native-born white male because she “didn’t see any reason to continue perpetuating noxious stereotypes.” Right?

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    This is an established practice and Kevin MacDonald has blogged a lot about it at Occidental. I thnk it's been discussed here too. Two more examples: the woman who left a homeless man to die embedded in her windshield was black but became white for the made for tv movie, and South Park's "Minorities in My Waterpark" is an example of this, because they have Cartman the racist singing it, but originally that was a Jewish pool scared of uninvited and unannounced black kids. What should we call this? It's not "memory-holing" and "propagandizing" is too broad. "Whitewashing" is taken and means something else. Decolorization?
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  15. @anon

    who knew Ravi had been arrested, feared he was being “disappeared”
     
    Not exactly sending their best, are they?

    Not exactly sending their best, are they?

    You know, fact is, yeah, they probably ARE all sending their best. They come from crooked, filthy countries and their best is what we get. Problem is, they do a lot of damage before their crimes overcome political correctness and can’t be ignored any further. Yeah, we’re getting their best.

    Read More
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  16. @Anonymous
    Undocumented immigrants really are our greatest strength. Pale stale male white guys lead bland lives without the vibrant colorful crimes that the diverse undocumented immigrants bring, providing us with excitement in our otherwise drab lives. Who has not had their heart race when sirens went roaring by, or read in the newspapers with rapt attention the latest outrage. Not to mention, providing plots for CSI shows for years to come.

    As Bill Kristol and others have suggested, undocumented immigrants also are a vital source of new jobs wherever they go (though with his white privilege, he failed to understand how). The local police departments, prisons, federal aid offices, among others, must all hire more personnel to meet increased demand. In addition, the schools must hire additional teachers to teach in their native language, and here they really shine, as many undocumented have far more children than native families.

    Not to mention, providing plots for CSI shows for years to come.

    The diversity you mention doesn’t properly come up in CSI or Law & Order. There, the bad people are White and rarely, Black. In those shows, whatever the criminal complaint, outside of Black criminality, the perp is still very White, as in White terrorists, and very very White Hispanics (think George Zimmerman). And of course, Male because they’re evil. The women are all victims, of course. There’s a script that must be followed and criminal immigrants aren’t a theme.

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  17. Why is ICE detaining this man?

    Deport him ASAP. If this stupid woman loves him that much she can go with him.

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  18. My greatest fear is that he will be sent back to Trinidad, where he has not lived for over 25 years. We must keep Ravi, and other immigrant leaders at home in the United States, where they belong.

    He had his chance and blew it. He needs to go back to Trinidad and use his talents to lower the high crime rate there and make it a better place.

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    • Replies: @Jefferson
    Or deport him to Baltimore. If Baltimore was it's own nation they would have a higher per capita murder rate than Trinidad. No wonder Nancy Pelosi left her shithole hometown of Baltimore and immigrated to the much more affluent San Francisco.
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  19. @Anonymous

    Undocumented immigrants really are our greatest strength. Pale stale male white guys lead bland lives without the vibrant colorful crimes that the diverse undocumented immigrants bring, providing us with excitement in our otherwise drab lives. Who has not had their heart race when sirens went roaring by, or read in the newspapers with rapt attention the latest outrage. Not to mention, providing plots for CSI shows for years to come.
     
    Recently read an interview with a CSI producer who related how their stories were 'ripped from the headlines' for the sake of realism. In one particular example she was describing she actually admitted that the criminal was changed from black immigrant to native-born white male because she "didn't see any reason to continue perpetuating noxious stereotypes." Right?

    This is an established practice and Kevin MacDonald has blogged a lot about it at Occidental. I thnk it’s been discussed here too. Two more examples: the woman who left a homeless man to die embedded in her windshield was black but became white for the made for tv movie, and South Park’s “Minorities in My Waterpark” is an example of this, because they have Cartman the racist singing it, but originally that was a Jewish pool scared of uninvited and unannounced black kids. What should we call this? It’s not “memory-holing” and “propagandizing” is too broad. “Whitewashing” is taken and means something else. Decolorization?

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    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    The word is lying. Misrepresenting, distorting, and obfuscating also apply. But lying cuts to the heart of it.

    Your television is lying to you. Smash it and free your mind.
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  20. @anony-mouse
    I'm surprised you're so hostile to Gottlieb.

    The AFSC is one of the organizations newly banned from Israel. You should be her Friend.

    The Quakers are famously left-wing.

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    • Replies: @nebulafox
    https://www.worldwidehippies.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/serveimage.jpeg


    In fairness, the Californian Quakers didn't believe in pacifism, unlike their East Coast cousins-his parents were more akin to Protestant fundamentalists. And Nixon himself admitted to not being a conventionally religious Quaker (much as Kissinger wasn't a conventionally religious Jew) in his last conversation with Kissinger before he resigned.

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  21. @Perspective

    My greatest fear is that he will be sent back to Trinidad, where he has not lived for over 25 years. We must keep Ravi, and other immigrant leaders at home in the United States, where they belong.
     
    He had his chance and blew it. He needs to go back to Trinidad and use his talents to lower the high crime rate there and make it a better place.

    Or deport him to Baltimore. If Baltimore was it’s own nation they would have a higher per capita murder rate than Trinidad. No wonder Nancy Pelosi left her shithole hometown of Baltimore and immigrated to the much more affluent San Francisco.

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  22. @SFG
    The Quakers are famously left-wing.

    In fairness, the Californian Quakers didn’t believe in pacifism, unlike their East Coast cousins-his parents were more akin to Protestant fundamentalists. And Nixon himself admitted to not being a conventionally religious Quaker (much as Kissinger wasn’t a conventionally religious Jew) in his last conversation with Kissinger before he resigned.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Good God!

    Why bait a longtime, irritating poster on this site with a great big picture of the 'Jowlhound'!

    It'll be 'jowlhound' nonstop for the next hundred posts now.
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  23. Maryanne Trump Barry!

    I’m loving all these sibling and spouse and family connections that get pointed out here.

    Thank you Steve.

    I wonder if she consults or advises him on things.

    It seems to me that she might provide better advice than he might get from certain other family members.

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    • Replies: @Captain Tripps

    I’m loving all these sibling and spouse and family connections that get pointed out here.
     
    And the funny pronunciation game of saying "Maryanne Barry" real fast sounds like you are saying "Marion Barry"!

    https://www.thewrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Marion-Barry-Memoir.jpg
    , @Rohirrimborn
    Unfortunate that Maryanne's married name is Barry especially to those of us who live in the DC metro area.
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  24. @J.Ross
    This is an established practice and Kevin MacDonald has blogged a lot about it at Occidental. I thnk it's been discussed here too. Two more examples: the woman who left a homeless man to die embedded in her windshield was black but became white for the made for tv movie, and South Park's "Minorities in My Waterpark" is an example of this, because they have Cartman the racist singing it, but originally that was a Jewish pool scared of uninvited and unannounced black kids. What should we call this? It's not "memory-holing" and "propagandizing" is too broad. "Whitewashing" is taken and means something else. Decolorization?

    The word is lying. Misrepresenting, distorting, and obfuscating also apply. But lying cuts to the heart of it.

    Your television is lying to you. Smash it and free your mind.

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  25. I’m disappointed the NYT article doesn’t feature comments. Even the NYT readership is usually outraged over stuff like this. Convicted felons aren’t sympathetic illegal immigrants.

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Back when "fake news" was new I proposed that the way to identify it was spotting disabled comments, since the obvious goal would to to prevent exactly this sort of contradiction and correction (cf 24 Piltdown).
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  26. Amy Gottlieb is the associate director of the northeast region of the American Friends Service Committee.

    Mencius Moldbug could have invented her, a Jew Quaker high-communist.

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  27. Comments are, of course, disabled in that New York Times article. This prevents anyone from pointing out that the alien was convicted not just on some minor technicality of moving funds improperly without proper authorization or failing to report cash transfers, but actually deliberately tried to steal very large sums of money.

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  28. @Massimo Heitor
    I'm disappointed the NYT article doesn't feature comments. Even the NYT readership is usually outraged over stuff like this. Convicted felons aren't sympathetic illegal immigrants.

    Back when “fake news” was new I proposed that the way to identify it was spotting disabled comments, since the obvious goal would to to prevent exactly this sort of contradiction and correction (cf 24 Piltdown).

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  29. They pretty much have to deport Ravi pronto, don’t they? His wife is practicality daring them to.

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  30. And is Trinidad really so terrible? Doesn’t Trinidad have a tourism sector? He’s not being deported to Bhutan.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Trinidad has tourism and a big oil industry. And it's a tropical paradise. It's one of the better countries in the tropics.
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  31. @SnakeEyes
    And is Trinidad really so terrible? Doesn't Trinidad have a tourism sector? He's not being deported to Bhutan.

    Trinidad has tourism and a big oil industry. And it’s a tropical paradise. It’s one of the better countries in the tropics.

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    • Replies: @unpc downunder
    Conservative: we don't really want people from shitholes, send 'em back

    Liberal: don't be racist, let them in

    Conservative: why?

    Liberal: they're living in complete shitholes

    Conservative: we don't want criminals coming in either

    Liberal: that's cruel

    Conservative: why?

    Liberal: criminals are a product of their environment, they always come from shitholes.
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  32. From Lonely Planet:

    Trinidad and Tobago are an exercise in beautiful. contradiction. In Trinidad, pristine mangrove swamps and rainforested hills sit side by side with smoke-belching oil refineries and ugly industrial estates. Tobago is everything you’d expect from a Caribbean island, with palm trees and white sand aplenty, yet it’s relatively unchanged by the tourism industry. Combined, this twin-island republic offers unparalleled birdwatching,; first-class diving; luxuriant rain forests perfect for hiking, watrrfall swimming and cycling; and electric nightlife…

    Doesn’t sound like a shit-hole.

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  33. @Jim Christian
    Funny. Lots of guys name of Raj and Ravi from India committed lots of mortgage fraud at FreddieMac and FanniMae going back 15 and 20 years. Must run in the name.

    “Funny. Lots of guys name of Raj and Ravi from India committed lots of mortgage fraud at FreddieMac and FanniMae going back 15 and 20 years. Must run in the name.”

    Indians are specialists at fraud. It is like a sport to them.

    Ask any insurance adjuster.

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    Things like insurance and welfare (and voter registration) are the products of high trust societies where a basic level of honesty is assumed for a large majority (95%+?) of the population.

    To others, the idea that you can be given money just for writing things on a claim form and producing various documents - "well, what kinds of mugs are these people? They're asking to be ripped off".

    When word got back to places like Mirpur , Sylhet or Nigeria that in the UK you could be paid for not working (and you could also work in Uncle's business), you get free medical care, and they pay you to have children (or say you have), and pay for you to have a place to live - must have seemed too good to be true.

    "the American Friends Service Committee"

    Neither friends to America, nor serving America.
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  34. ‘Disappeared’… is this a thing now or did this lady journalist activist just re-invent it. Los disapperados… wow. I can almost hear the choppers overhead.

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  35. You think they’d relish the chance to go back to Trinidad: With the money he’s swindled, they’d have a hilltop villa and live like royalty.

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  36. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Believe it or not, the mere act of returning home to one’s motherland – the home of childhood memories, granny, aunts, uncles, familiar food and surroundings, the womb and graveyard of your ancestors etc etc *is* a dire fate – apparently worse than death – to fraudsters such as this man.

    At home, Trinidad, he will have to live with the very real and constant anxiety and terror of being summarily killed/kidnapped-tortured for his undoubted ill-gotten wealth, by the local feral blacks.

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  37. @nebulafox
    https://www.worldwidehippies.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/serveimage.jpeg


    In fairness, the Californian Quakers didn't believe in pacifism, unlike their East Coast cousins-his parents were more akin to Protestant fundamentalists. And Nixon himself admitted to not being a conventionally religious Quaker (much as Kissinger wasn't a conventionally religious Jew) in his last conversation with Kissinger before he resigned.

    Good God!

    Why bait a longtime, irritating poster on this site with a great big picture of the ‘Jowlhound’!

    It’ll be ‘jowlhound’ nonstop for the next hundred posts now.

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    • Replies: @SFG
    I actually *like* Nixon. Ended the draft, ended Vietnam (even if we did lose it wasn't worth the trouble), and I always empathized with him as an introvert in an extrovert's job.

    Sure he didn't give Mark Felt that FBI job and it wound up biting him in the behind, but compared with JFK, LBJ, Ford, or Carter...no contest.

    And unlike most SJWs, I can take a joke. It was a pretty funny comeback, to be honest.

    Technically, Quakers are supposed to be pacifists at the minimum and he was a lapsed Quaker. But it was still pretty clever.
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  38. @jbwilson24
    "Funny. Lots of guys name of Raj and Ravi from India committed lots of mortgage fraud at FreddieMac and FanniMae going back 15 and 20 years. Must run in the name."

    Indians are specialists at fraud. It is like a sport to them.

    Ask any insurance adjuster.

    Things like insurance and welfare (and voter registration) are the products of high trust societies where a basic level of honesty is assumed for a large majority (95%+?) of the population.

    To others, the idea that you can be given money just for writing things on a claim form and producing various documents – “well, what kinds of mugs are these people? They’re asking to be ripped off”.

    When word got back to places like Mirpur , Sylhet or Nigeria that in the UK you could be paid for not working (and you could also work in Uncle’s business), you get free medical care, and they pay you to have children (or say you have), and pay for you to have a place to live – must have seemed too good to be true.

    “the American Friends Service Committee”

    Neither friends to America, nor serving America.

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  39. @wren
    Maryanne Trump Barry!

    I'm loving all these sibling and spouse and family connections that get pointed out here.

    Thank you Steve.

    I wonder if she consults or advises him on things.

    It seems to me that she might provide better advice than he might get from certain other family members.

    I’m loving all these sibling and spouse and family connections that get pointed out here.

    And the funny pronunciation game of saying “Maryanne Barry” real fast sounds like you are saying “Marion Barry”!

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    Adding to my point upthread about decolorization since you bring this guy up, there's a corporate-punk song called "Lifestyles of the Rich and [the] Famous." It describes anonymous episodes in support of the case that the wealthy are above the law. As you hear these vignettes you will notice that they share a commonality not normally associated with wealth or escaping justice. One talks about getting away with killing your wife, but the main one advises that if you get caught smoking crack on video "you can always run for mayor of DC." This one isn't properly decolorization since they are not whitening black criminals and in fact might be deliberate dogwhistling, like how Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island found a way to make fun of black people without getting into trouble (I'm on a boat = rap video opulence, Jack Sparrow = rappers obsessively mentioning that they have seen the movie Scarface, etc).
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  40. Her clout was enough for 12 years, through Republicans and Democrats, but the Swamp has lost its ability to protect its people from the law.

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  41. @wren
    Maryanne Trump Barry!

    I'm loving all these sibling and spouse and family connections that get pointed out here.

    Thank you Steve.

    I wonder if she consults or advises him on things.

    It seems to me that she might provide better advice than he might get from certain other family members.

    Unfortunate that Maryanne’s married name is Barry especially to those of us who live in the DC metro area.

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  42. @Steve Sailer
    Trinidad has tourism and a big oil industry. And it's a tropical paradise. It's one of the better countries in the tropics.

    Conservative: we don’t really want people from shitholes, send ‘em back

    Liberal: don’t be racist, let them in

    Conservative: why?

    Liberal: they’re living in complete shitholes

    Conservative: we don’t want criminals coming in either

    Liberal: that’s cruel

    Conservative: why?

    Liberal: criminals are a product of their environment, they always come from shitholes.

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  43. @Captain Tripps

    I’m loving all these sibling and spouse and family connections that get pointed out here.
     
    And the funny pronunciation game of saying "Maryanne Barry" real fast sounds like you are saying "Marion Barry"!

    https://www.thewrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Marion-Barry-Memoir.jpg

    Adding to my point upthread about decolorization since you bring this guy up, there’s a corporate-punk song called “Lifestyles of the Rich and [the] Famous.” It describes anonymous episodes in support of the case that the wealthy are above the law. As you hear these vignettes you will notice that they share a commonality not normally associated with wealth or escaping justice. One talks about getting away with killing your wife, but the main one advises that if you get caught smoking crack on video “you can always run for mayor of DC.” This one isn’t properly decolorization since they are not whitening black criminals and in fact might be deliberate dogwhistling, like how Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island found a way to make fun of black people without getting into trouble (I’m on a boat = rap video opulence, Jack Sparrow = rappers obsessively mentioning that they have seen the movie Scarface, etc).

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  44. @Anonymous
    Good God!

    Why bait a longtime, irritating poster on this site with a great big picture of the 'Jowlhound'!

    It'll be 'jowlhound' nonstop for the next hundred posts now.

    I actually *like* Nixon. Ended the draft, ended Vietnam (even if we did lose it wasn’t worth the trouble), and I always empathized with him as an introvert in an extrovert’s job.

    Sure he didn’t give Mark Felt that FBI job and it wound up biting him in the behind, but compared with JFK, LBJ, Ford, or Carter…no contest.

    And unlike most SJWs, I can take a joke. It was a pretty funny comeback, to be honest.

    Technically, Quakers are supposed to be pacifists at the minimum and he was a lapsed Quaker. But it was still pretty clever.

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  45. Not holding my breath until he’s back in Trinidad.

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  46. @anony-mouse
    I'm surprised you're so hostile to Gottlieb.

    The AFSC is one of the organizations newly banned from Israel. You should be her Friend.

    I’ve only know one member of the Society of Friends, and of course he was a convert from Judaism.

    The Quakers may be the only denomination MORE liberal than Reform Jews.

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  47. @Polynikes
    The entitlement is ridiculous. It's crazy we let it get this far.

    Not crazy. Evil.

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  48. Where iz that Thomm fellow when you need him? This Raghu type guys are like those from the elites of India who are arrogant scum who exploit their poor Indian brethren (who themselves cheat and swindle each other). These arrogant snobby cunts go to the West and become immigrant activists bleating and braying about White’racism’. They hate White societies with a vengeance because White man makes them feel inferior, White man rains on their own superiority complex parade. They are not used to getting a taste of their own medicine you know.
    Import more brown black third world ‘talent’ and third world you shall become.

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