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    Default Re: The National Enquirer tries to blackmail Bezos..

    Seems to have backfired.

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    Lordy. I'm not much of a fan of Mr Bezos, but that was elegantly done. Drag the festering maggot-ridden thing out into the light of day where everybody can see it and smell it. They'll definitely think twice before putting anything like that in writing ever again.
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    Love it!

    While I'm not a huge fan either, this raises my opinion of him.
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    Default Re: The National Enquirer tries to blackmail Bezos..

    Well, we DID know what Mr. Pecker is, right?
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    "The traditional distinction between the verbs enquire and inquire is that enquire is to be used for general senses of ‘ask’, while inquire is reserved for uses meaning ‘make a formal investigation’."

    I guess there's going to be an inquiry of the Enquirer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webishop14 View Post
    Well, we DID know what Mr. Pecker is, right?
    Dickhead?
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    Default Re: The National Enquirer tries to blackmail Bezos..

    I'd just like to take a moment to recognize the true heroes: all the men who've made it through life without taking pictures of their own penises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    I'd just like to take a moment to recognize the true heroes: all the men who've made it through life without taking pictures of their own penises.
    But you have to admit it's an ironic juxtaposition of Mr. Pecker and... er...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    But you have to admit it's an ironic juxtaposition of Mr. Pecker and... er...
    SWIMPAL just read out a recent headline to me....



    "Bezos Exposes Pecker"



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    ^^
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    If this goes to litigation the discovery phase will be absolutely awesome........

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    I'd just like to take a moment to recognize the true heroes: all the men who've made it through life without taking pictures of their own penises.
    Three cheers!

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    The Arkell v. Pressdram Response would have been appropriate,
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    And it’s not just Bezos. Others are coming forward.


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    Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York may “tear up” the cooperation agreement with America Media Incorporated — the parent company of the National Enquirer — if reports are true that the company blackmailed Jeff Bezos, CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin explained on Thursday.

    “When you cooperate with the Southern District of New York, they have a blanket rule that you cooperate about everything,” Toobin explained. “You answer any question they have.”


    “The condition of that agreement is always — you don’t commit any other crimes or the deal is off,” he noted.

    “So what they have to be concerned about is the prosecutor saying, ‘you’ve now committed blackmail, you’ve now committed extortion, we’re going tear up that agreement and prosecute you the same way we prosecuted Michael Cohen for an illegal campaign contribution,'” he continued....


    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/pro...ed-jeff-bezos/

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    have i missed something? is the enquirer now a serious news organization?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    have i missed something? is the enquirer now a serious news organization?
    Of course it is - especially if you want to know what aliens are up to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    I'd just like to take a moment to recognize the true heroes: all the men who've made it through life without taking pictures of their own penises.
    some of us don't require photoshop to feel secure about ourselves...
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    I took a photo of my own butt once, something "medical" and I could not see it.
    However, my "danger area".... na ah. Not yet.

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    I told my wife that I would take a photo of my 'junk' for her to have while I was away to the Magdalene Islands recently, but she reminded me that I did not have a macro attachment for my camera...
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    Herself would think I was just talking about what I keep in the shed and the basement. But then, my junk is hyoooge..
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York may “tear up” the cooperation agreement with America Media Incorporated — the parent company of the National Enquirer — if reports are true that the company blackmailed Jeff Bezos, CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin explained on Thursday.

    “When you cooperate with the Southern District of New York, they have a blanket rule that you cooperate about everything,” Toobin explained. “You answer any question they have.”


    “The condition of that agreement is always — you don’t commit any other crimes or the deal is off,” he noted.

    “So what they have to be concerned about is the prosecutor saying, ‘you’ve now committed blackmail, you’ve now committed extortion, we’re going tear up that agreement and prosecute you the same way we prosecuted Michael Cohen for an illegal campaign contribution,'” he continued....


    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/pro...ed-jeff-bezos/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    have i missed something? is the enquirer now a serious news organization?


    ETA : Perhaps Mr. Pecker was thinking of a gift for Mr. Bezos : http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...entine%92s-Day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    The Arkell v. Pressdram Response would have been appropriate,
    May I use that in future? Sparingly, of course.

    Private Eye subsequently reported:

    Mr Arkell has now, albeit belatedly, complied with the suggestion made to him at an earlier stage of the proceedings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    I'd just like to take a moment to recognize the true heroes: all the men who've made it through life without taking pictures of their own penises.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you very much. It wasn't really all that difficult, not what one would call heroic.

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    Another irony, along with some awesome information about Amazon and Alexa.

    "jeff-bezos-protests-the-invasion-of-his-privacy-as-amazon-builds-a-sprawling-surveillance-state-for-everyone-else"

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    Extortion via email? EMAIL?

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    "complexifier" ? ? When did that become a word?
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    The NY Post wins. Hands down.

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    CNBC is reporting that federal prosecutors are now looking into l'affaire Bezos.
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    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York declined to comment.
    Cagey devils that they are, making 'em sweat like that.
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    Can a sitting President be indicted and tried for conspiracy to commit extortion?
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