A Message From Lucianne  

S-CR-TEO

NM05






ST-GC
   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


B-CR-TEO
This Is How to Sneak Oil Into North Korea
Bloomberg Technology, by Serene Cheong, Dan Murtaugh

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/3/2018 6:08:14 PM

Donald Trump’s desire to squeeze Kim Jong Un’s regime risks being undermined by the furtive maneuvers of oil tankers at sea. The enforcement of international measures limiting sales to North Korea -- part of an effort to force Kim to abandon nuclear weapons -- is becoming near impossible because suppliers of illicit fuel are using an old oil-trading practice that helps obscure its origin and destination. Ship-to-ship transfers, when cargoes are pumped from one tanker to another in the ocean, are legal and typically used to break up large oil shipments into parcels on smaller vessels. But they can also be used as a trick that

Comments:
A primer on what we know North Korea is doing. Just how far we are willing to go to stop it is the real question.

"South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-ship/south-korea-seizes-second-ship-suspected-of-providing-oil-to-north-korea-idUSKBN1EP04P

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 1/3/2018 6:25:07 PM     (No. 11499116)

This works, right up until the U.S. decides to get serious and starts using the technology we have for tracking enemy naval vessels to tracking those violating the embargo and/or decide to punish those who let themselves be used as cover.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    31 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: valinva, 1/3/2018 7:26:34 PM     (No. 11499194)

It doesn´t matter if they transfer the oil to a rowboat they eventually have to bring it into a N. Korean port. All NOKO ports should be blockaded and all vessels going into them should be boarded and searched. Better yet, the world can blockade any and all ships from entering NOKO ports.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


   

 


.New_S.
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Cor-Vet, 1/3/2018 9:25:44 PM     (No. 11499287)

How about some Somali like pirates seizing these ships?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/3/2018 11:08:55 PM     (No. 11499386)

The way to stop the oil going into North Korea by sea is with an international naval blockade.That would either stop the oil or cause the building of an oil pipeline into North Korea from China.

Just another example of when a substance is banned a black market usually is created anytime here is a demand.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 931969




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"



US senators introduc
social media privacy bill
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/24/2018 4:48:16     Post Reply
Washington - Two US senators, one Democrat and one Republican, introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at better protecting online privacy in response to the Facebook data scandal. (Snip) The “Social Media Privacy and Consumer Rights Act” introduced by Republican Senator John Kennedy and Democrat Amy Klobuchar would require terms of service agreements to be in plain language, and enable users to see what information about them has already been collected and shared. It would also allow consumers the right to opt out and keep their information private by disabling data tracking and collection, and mandate that

Allison Mack of ´Smallville´ gets $5M
bail, home confinement in sex-cult case
USA Today, by Jon Campbell    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/24/2018 4:38:37     Post Reply
Albany - Smallville actress Allison Mack will be released on a $5 million bond and confined to a California home as she awaits trial on felony charges for her involvement in an alleged Albany-area sex cult. U.S. Magistrate Judge Viktor Pohorelsky set Mack´s bail at $5 million bond during a hearing Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court after the 35-year-old actress spent the weekend in jail, according to the U.S. Attorney´s Office for New York´s Eastern District. But Mack won't be freed entirely: Mack was ordered to home detention with electronic monitoring in central California after prosecutors made the case the actress was a risk to flee

   

 

R-TA-Wide_2
  


 
Nancy Pelosi promises ‘pro-choice
gavel when we win the Congress’
Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/24/2018 4:23:41     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the Democratic Party doesn’t have litmus tests for its congressional candidates — though she made it clear that if Democrats flip control of the House, they will fight for abortion rights. Mrs. Pelosi told the student at the Georgetown Institute of Politics that Democrats will support pro-life Democrats over a pro-life Republicans in order to increase their chances of taking over the lower chamber and that she takes “heat” for that. “We will have a pro-choice gavel when we win the Congress,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “We need to have at least 218 votes to achieve that. So this isn’t a pragmatic

Sessions will not recuse
himself from Cohen probe: Report
Washington Times, by Jeff Mordock    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/24/2018 4:19:55     Post Reply
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will not recuse himself from the investigation into President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, according to a media report Tuesday. However, Mr. Sessions may step back from specific questions tied to the probe, Bloomberg reported. Mr. Sessions will access briefings on the status of the Cohen investigation and voice his opinion on decisions made by prosecutors, including whether to issue subpoenas or indictments, according to the report. That could put Mr. Sessions in a position where he asked about the Cohen probe by Mr. Trump, Bloomberg reported.

Comey book sells more than
600,000 copies in first week
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/24/2018 4:13:43     Post Reply
(Video) - James Comey´s "A Higher Loyalty" had a very big opening week. Flatiron Books announced Tuesday that sales topped 600,000 copies, a number that includes print, audio and e-books. The former FBI director´s memoir has been one of the year´s most anticipated releases. It includes his accounts of investigating Hillary Clinton´s emails and of his awkward encounters with President Donald Trump. Comey, fired by Trump a year ago, has likened the president to a crime boss who values personal loyalty over service to the country. Published April 17, "A Higher Loyalty" is the hottest political book since Michael Wolff´s

NASA baffled by
mysterious ice circles in Arctic
Fox News, by Chris Ciaccia    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/24/2018 11:38:10     Post Reply
(Video) - A NASA aircraft has spotted something in the Arctic that it can´t explain and it has "never seen before." On April 14, NASA´s Operation Ice Bridge captured images over the Beaufort Sea, 50 miles northwest of the Mackenzie River Delta. The images, taken by mission scientist John Sonntag, show unusual or "curious" circles that the government agency can´t explain. “We saw these sorta-circular features only for a few minutes today,” Sonntag wrote from the field, according to NASA. “I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing elsewhere.” NASA released the above-image, in conjunction with the mission.

The Latest: Trump warns Iran
against restarting nuke program
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/24/2018 10:56:00     Post Reply
Washington - The Latest on the White House visit of French President Emmanuel Macron (all times local): 10:40 a.m. - President Donald Trump is warning that if Iran restarts its nuclear program it “will have bigger problems than they have ever had before.” Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will be discussing the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday during their meetings at the White House. Macron wants Trump to maintain the deal. Trump is undecided but has called it “a terrible deal.” Though Trump has warmly welcomed Macron to Washington, the two have disagreements to sort through, including Trump’s decision to leave

   

 


.LockDme.


 
Cosby’s long-suffering wife
joins him for closing arguments
New York Post [Page Six], by Emily Saul    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/24/2018 10:39:59     Post Reply
Norristown, PA - Bill Cosby arrived in court Tuesday for closing arguments in his sex assault case, accompanied for the first time at his retrial by his long-suffering wife. Camille Cosby, 74, smiled and held her husband’s arm as protesters screamed that he would burn in the “oceans of hell” for his alleged abuse of some 60 women. Jurors could begin deliberating Cosby’s fate as early as Tuesday afternoon. The panel of seven men and five women have remained sequestered since the trial kicked off April 9. Cosby, Cosby, 80, stands accused of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and molesting former

Stormy Daniels’s Lawyer Michael Avenatti
Releases Dropbox Folder of Transcripts,
Tweets, to Discredit Sean Hannity
Newsweek Magazine, by Gillian Edevane    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/24/2018 10:33:16     Post Reply
Stormy Daniels´s attorney Michael Avenatti released a Dropbox folder containing highlighted court transcripts and screen grabs of Sean Hannity´s tweets on Monday afternoon. The compilation of already-available material, which he titled "Facts Are Stubborn Things," came as Avenatti defended himself against allegations that he was launching baseless attacks against the Fox News host. Hannity´s colleagues at Fox, specifically Brit Hume and Laura Ingraham, had been criticizing Avenatti for both his myriad media appearances and his attacks on Hannity, who was revealed to be embattled Trump attorney Michael Cohen´s mystery third client last week.

Migrant caravan prompts
Trump administration to send
more attorneys, judges to border
Texas Tribune [Austin, TX], by Julián Aguilar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/24/2018 10:15:18     Post Reply
The Trump administration on Monday announced it was sending more federal immigration attorneys, judges, prosecutors and asylum officers to the border to prepare for a possible influx of Central Americans arriving as part of an annual caravan – with the aim of swiftly prosecuting the migrants and, in many cases, returning them to their home countries. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement that members of the caravan who enter the country illegally will be referred for prosecution and others seeking asylum will be adjudicated quickly and deported if their claims are without

Supreme Court justices to weigh in on
Trump’s powers with travel ban case
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/23/2018 9:38:01     Post Reply
What the Supreme Court does with President Trump’s travel ban case, which reaches the justices this week, is likely to determine whether courts across the country give him the usual deference due a president and allow him leeway to pursue his immigration crackdown — or whether they join the anti-Trump resistance determined to thwart him at every turn. From battles in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania over sanctuary cities, to illegal immigrant teens gaining abortion rights, to the border wall, to Mr. Trump’s attempts to limit some paths to legal immigration and to cancel the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Does alcohol cause PMS?
Agence France-Presse, by Mariëtte Le Roux    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/23/2018 9:30:53     Post Reply
Paris - Researchers reported a link Monday between PMS and drinking alcohol, but could not conclude whether premenstrual suffering causes women to hit the bottle, or the other way round. A trawl of data from 19 studies in eight countries found a "moderate association" between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as cramps, breast tenderness, fatigue, moodiness, and depression on the one hand, and a tipple on (in) the other. The link was "more pronounced" with heavy drinking -- equivalent to one average-sized drink per day or more -- the researchers said. This suggested drinking may be the cause,

   

 


.R-LJ.
  


 


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



‘They Were Never Going
to Let Me Be President’

45 replie(s)
The Newser, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: lcomstaff10- 4/22/2018 10:13:47 PM     Post Reply
New York Times reporter Amy Chozick has a new book on Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election, and one anecdote in particular from it was getting attention on Friday. It's from election night, when Chozick writes in Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling that it finally became clear somebody had to break the news to Clinton that she was going to lose to Donald Trump. The task fell to "Robby Mook, the drained and deflated campaign manager," per an excerpt in the Times. And when he finally did so, Clinton "didn't seem all that surprised," writes Chozick. Then the key Clinton quote: "'I knew it. I knew this would happen to me,' she said, now within

Former New Black Panther Chairman:
´You Don’t Like Us, Mr. Trump? Then
Hand Over the State of Florida´

44 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Nicholas Ballasy    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/23/2018 10:32:09 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Malik Shabazz, former chairman of the New Black Panther Party and president of Black Lawyers for Justice, called on President Trump to provide reparations for slavery or designate territory solely for African-Americans. “We must have reparations, full compensation for the theft of our land, the theft of our bodies, the theft of our people from Africa, the theft of our dignity; the desecration of our souls decade after decade after decade after decade. As I said, we don’t want your food stamps. We don’t want no government handout. We don’t want to be trying to fix up some

How long will the religious
stand by Donald Trump?

42 replie(s)
McClatchy Newspapers, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/24/2018 6:15:32 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most enduring puzzlement about Donald Trump the president and candidate is his ability, if that’s what it is, to attract a faithful political base founded on fervent evangelical Christians, despite his frequently reinforced reputation for less than righteous acts and statements. During the 2015-16 campaign, each emerging example of Trump misbehavior, from off-color references to women and allegations of affairs, convinced Eastern elites and media to believe the billionaire’s upstart political rebellion was doomed any day. [Snip] Among allegedly conservative Republicans, Trump approval has climbed into the mid-80 percent range. All this despite continued stormy allegations by a

Clinton: Free press is under
‘open assault’ in Trump era

35 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/23/2018 11:55:11 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton excoriated President Donald Trump for his treatment of the media, saying in remarks on Sunday that press rights and free speech are “under open assault” in the current administration, which she compared to an authoritarian regime. “We are living through an all-out war on truth, facts and reason,” Clinton said at the PEN America World Voices Festival, in Manhattan. “When leaders deny things we can see with our own eyes, like the size of a crowd at the inauguration, when they refuse to accept settled science when it comes to urgent challenges like climate change

Patrick Kennedy Urges
Congress Not to Legalize
‘Addictive’ Marijuana Industry

34 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Nicholas Ballasy    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/23/2018 9:55:30 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) urged Congress not to legalize marijuana, breaking with other members of his party such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). Schumer announced today for the 4/20 cannabis holiday his plan to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, writing that he had evolved on the issue along with the electorate. Kennedy argued lawmakers should oppose legalization of marijuana, in part because it would worsen the crisis of addiction in America. “The biggest issue here is denial in our lives, those of us who come from homes with alcoholism and addiction, who live with it in our

   

 



 
David Hogg Announces June 5th
Release Date for Gun Control Book

34 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 4/24/2018 8:02:27 AM     Post Reply
Parkland student activist David Hogg used a tweet Monday to announce that his gun control book, Never Again, will be released on June 5. On April 19 Breitbart News reported Hogg’s announcement that he and his sister, Lauren, were writing the book about gun control movement which sprang from the Parkland attack. Entertainment Weekly reported that David and Lauren “have been leaders in the gun control movement that took shape among students, in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting.” The siblings’ book “will explore their efforts taking on some of the most powerful forces in Washington and beyond, and will detail their

Michelle Obama can´t wait to have ´pajama
party´ with Prince William and Kate Middleton´s
new baby boy

33 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Naomi Lim    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/23/2018 9:13:18 PM     Post Reply
Former first lady Michelle Obama shared a congratulatory message after Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth Monday to a baby boy, her third child with Prince William. "Barack and I are thrilled to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their newest arrival!" Obama wrote. "We hope to meet him soon for a Kensington Palace pajama party. I’ll wear my robe!" she added. (Photo) The Obamas met Prince George, the royal couple´s eldest child, at their Kensington Palace residence in London in April 2016. An image of the young royal clad in a robe and pajama pants went viral

Sanders to announce proposal
promising jobs to all Americans

33 replie(s)
The Hill, by John Bowden    Original Article
Posted By: snapper451- 4/24/2018 11:17:35 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to announce a federal jobs proposal that would guarantee a job with at least a $15-per-hour wage and health benefits to every adult American “who wants or needs one,” The Washington Post reports. The senator is still in the early stages of crafting the plan, according to the Post, which would provide a job or required training for any American. Sanders´s office has yet to release the details of the plan´s funding, but previous large-scale projects proposed by the Vermont progressive have involved ending tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and large corporations.

Conservative Author Brad Thor Announces
Challenge to Trump in 2020 GOP Primary

31 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Katherine Rodriguez    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2018 5:09:31 PM     Post Reply
Conservative author and commentator Brad Thor announced on Twitter Saturday evening that he would challenge President Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary. Thor sent out a series of tweets Saturday announcing his intent to run against Trump if no other conservative would run against him. (Tweet) “If no conservative steps up, I will absolutely challenge Donald Trump in 2020, he said. “America deserves better leadership.” A few minutes later, Thor made it “official,” tweeting, “I’m in.” (Tweet) Following the series of tweets, Thor confirmed that he would be launching a bid. “The pages of history do not care if

Waffle House gunman who is at large with
´two guns´ killed four with an AR-15 that
was confiscated by the FBI during in July
when he tried to jump White House fence
and ´kill Donald Trump´

26 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Emily Crane and Anneta Konstantinides    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/22/2018 7:13:20 PM     Post Reply
The gunman who opened fire at a Nashville Waffle House with an AR-15 wearing nothing but a green jacket is still on the run and police have warned he is armed and dangerous. Travis Reinking, 29, shot dead four people and injured several more at the Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday morning before shedding his jacket and fleeing. Police said Reinking had his Illinois gun license revoked last year at the request of the FBI and four of his weapons were seized by authorities in Tazewell back in October. (Snip) Authorities seized Reinking´s weapons following an incident at the White House

Planned Parenthood Spending
$30 Million on Mid-term Elections

26 replie(s)
New American, by James Donlon    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/23/2018 6:06:12 PM     Post Reply
Planned Parenthood is once again proving its hunger for powerful allies in government positions. GOP control of the Senate is narrow, and with the upcoming Senate races, the power balance could tip in favor of Democrat, pro-abortion advocates. Planned Parenthood knows this, of course, and will be pouring a reported $30 million into abortion advocacy through its political arm. This money will be spent on Senate and gubernatorial races in a number of states, including Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and will be used to fund TV and digital ads, direct-mail campaigns, and even advocacy in the public square. It

Professor who slammed late Barbara Bush as
´amazing racist´ applauded at literary festival

26 replie(s)
New York Daily News, by Ariel Scotti    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2018 7:00:49 PM     Post Reply
A Fresno State University professor who blasted former First Lady Barbara Bush as an "amazing racist" following her death was applauded at a weekend literary festival. Randa Jarrar was scheduled to headline Fresno City College´s LitHop on Saturday, but she declined to attend amid the uproar following her controversial tweets. Mention of her name in various LitHop speeches garnered heavy applause from the 100-person audience, according to the Fresno Bee. "I support Randa Jarrar´s free speech and I also denounce any violence against her or threats of violence against anyone else," LitHop founder Lee Herrick said to the crowd. Jarrar,

   

Post Reply   Close thread 931969





Recommended Trending videos


Sek-Float


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2015 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ