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There are 187 criminal charges in active indictments or to which individuals have pleaded guilty

Another 23 counts against President Trump’s former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates were vacated when he agreed to cooperate with Mueller

Thirty-two people and three businesses have been named in plea agreements or indictments

Six guilty pleas from five defendants, including Gates, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, businessman Richard Pinedo and lawyer Alex van der Zwaan

Former campaign chairman Paul Manafort faces 25 criminal counts

Van der Zwaan served about four weeks in prison and has been deported to the Netherlands, his home country

The indictments include charges of conspiracy against the United States; conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to obstruct justice; conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud; bank fraud; obstruction of justice; aggravated identity theft; failure to report foreign bank accounts; and tax fraud
 8) 52 counts of conspiracy of some kind
 8) 113 criminal counts of aggravated identity theft or identity fraud
 8) Four guilty pleas for making false statements
 8) 25 Russian nationals have been charged with crimes along with three Russian business entities. Those individuals were charged in two indictments, one focused on Russia’s alleged effort to foster divisiveness on social media (indicted in February) and one focused on alleged hacking (indicted Friday)
 8) 13 individuals believed to be linked to Russian intelligence agencies have been charged, including Manafort’s longtime associate Konstantin Kilimnik, a resident of Ukraine
 8) Four individuals working directly for or acting as advisers to Trump’s 2016 campaign have been indicted; three have pleaded guilty

Gee thats an Awful LOT of "nothing" to swallow huh?

A opposed to  $7.8 million over two and a half years spent by the GOP grilling and investigating Former secretary of State Hilliary Clinton, an investigation that, despite the rabid and Fanatical insistance of the GOP, found NOTHING to Charge Secretary Clinton with.
Vaporwave Artists / Re: February 2019 Producer's Thread!
« Last post by Eis-T on February 14, 2019, 06:06:14 AM »

As a Dutchman, this year I'm going to explore what Vaporwave would sound like (would have sounded like?) for The Netherlands. I've been digging around in the 80's and 90's music of holland and found some truly aesthetic works. Last month I've released a eurodance-inspired vaporwave EP which I'm keen to get some feedback on! I chose eurobeat because it was the first time in history that the Netherlands contributed to global music in a significant way. The next thing will probably be more traditional-styled vaporwave (saxophones in malls, ads, hypnagogic drifts, you know the drill)

The Jukebox / Innocent love ーはの || Vaporwave
« Last post by IlluminatiPirate on February 07, 2019, 08:36:22 AM »
The Jukebox / Lost Highway by Alpha 88 & Deathwish || Synthwave - Dreamwave
« Last post by IlluminatiPirate on February 07, 2019, 08:34:37 AM »
Alpha 88:
releases March 5, 2019

Original artwork by: Francesco Cortese
Design by: Cameron McPhee & Fabio Lorusso
all rights reserved
electronic chillwave dreamwave electronic synthwave vaporwave Australia

Nostalgic Lounge / Re: Future Nostalgia
« Last post by Eis-T on February 06, 2019, 08:04:24 AM »
well put! I never thought of this on a personal level, only on a cultural one. There is this thing called the 30 year cycle. the 90s for example had a lot of 60's flower power aesthetics. for older people that must have been retro but for me that was all new and my first encounter with it (to be more specific, them austin powers movies.. no I'm not proud of it either). Most of the stuff is merely new FOR US, not new as in "its never been done before". So yes, in a couple of decades we will fondly remember how we were fondly remembering that "stolen future" (alt. visiting the mall/virtual plaza/ 80's business trip)
There are plenty of people, also here on the agora road forum, who haven't lived through the era vaporwave is lamenting/celebrating. Yet they feel connected to it, even nostalgic, despite not having been there.
Mark Fisher has (had?) really interesting things to say on cultures repeating itself. His thesis is that we have become stuck in a self-referential loop of retro-mania and are experiencing a cultural slowdown. I recommend checking some of his talks on youtube (or some vids by zerobooks about the man and who more often than not use vaporwave music in their productions)
I have to believe that if Mark Fisher knew vaporwave existed he would still be with us today... It has the exact haunted qualities to be the situationist art he needed.
Current Events & Politics / What are your thoughts on Trump's Separation of Families
« Last post by PsychoPete on February 03, 2019, 10:02:30 AM »
This is a manufactured humanitarian crisis implemented by the Trump administration. No parent should ever have their child taken from them just for legally seeking asylum. We now have a responsibility to do everything can to get every single child and parent reunited. There shouldn't be a single dollar spent on the wall before this crisis is resolved.

And on can argue that this is a form of Genocide  >:(

Article II of the Convention defines genocide as:
... any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: [...]
(b) Causing serious bodily harm, or harm to mental health, to members of the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

What sickens me is that, as an American citizen, this is being done in my name. Policies like these are abhorrent, and we can't wash our hands of it by simply saying we didn't vote for that guy. Our President is a callous, pitiful excuse for a human being and likely a traitor, yet we're stuck with him until 20 senators decide it's in their self interest to toss him aside.
Honestly I hate that Fox is the only mainstream republican news site. As a liberal I want there to be a reliable republican news station so that Republicans can easily make informed decisions about what they want, but no. They have Fox News, which will lie, omit the truth, make faulty stories, and pass on anything negative about Trump because the fans of Fox News don’t watch it to hear the news, they watch it to hear what they want.

The Republican base has been emboldened to speak publicly in the last 10 years. The GOP base has been quietly racist since the civil Rights movement and when all of the "blue dog" Democrats jumped shipped to the GOP because they objected to desegregation.

remember, before the civil Rights movement the Democratic party was a coalition of northern liberals and southern racists but who felt that the social contract mattered. After Nixon got elected it was painfully obvious that the southern racists no longer gave a shit about the social contract. They were there and they were there quietly voting for people like David Duke, Mitch McConnell, Jesse Helm, and other southern avowed racists.

After 24 years of Fox News as the Propaganda Ministry with the help of assholes like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, 2 1/2 generations of GOP racists have been taught that anyone who disagrees with them is the enemy. Not people with differing views, the enemy who is trying to destroy America. these assholes actually think they are being patriotic.

And having the fucking president of the United States be as vulgar and disrespectful and bigoted as they are has emboldened them to marching with tiki torches and murdering protesters with their cars. 8 years of incessant attacks on Obama by conservative commentators and their elected representatives taught them that they were "right".

These people just no longer feel any shame in their bigoted hateful beliefs. They believe they are correct and that it is only natural for them to finally be allowed to speak out because the Leader of the Free World has set a wonderful example for them.
Do any futurefunk artists have official mercy, if not, who sells clothing with a futurefunk aesthetic? Thanks in advance!
Vaporwave Artists / February 2019 Producer's Thread!
« Last post by IlluminatiPirate on February 03, 2019, 09:13:52 AM »
Happy new year everyone! Here's this month's producer's thread.


Producers of any experience level are welcome to post their tracks here.

If you post a track, it's highly recommended that you take the time to comment on someone (anyone) else's track in the thread. We want this community to thrive.

Praise and/or constructive criticism are what we're aiming for. We have no tolerance for toxicity or unwarranted negativity aimed at the members of this sub.

What are your ambitions for 2019 as producer? What exciting new directions are you going to explore?
Vaporwave General / What happened to シルクPangea?
« Last post by IlluminatiPirate on February 03, 2019, 09:08:01 AM »
I really dig Climate グローバル, but unfortunately, that seems to be their only album. They have two EPs on their bandcamp, also released in 2014, but there seems to be nothing since then. Any clue if they're now releasing under another alias, or if they're no longer producing?
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