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July 26, 2018

Facebook sets new single day stock loss in history

Facebook sets new single day stock loss in history

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Social media giant Facebook stock continues to fall for the third day after last Thursday’s record setting single day selloff resulting in a US$120 billion of market capitalization. At Monday’s closing bell, Facebook Class A common shares went from US$217.50 before the mass selloff to US$171.60.

Speculation on lower then expected 2nd quarter earnings, slower active user accounts, new European privacy being enforced, and further investigations into Russian media influences were all being noted by analysts who have downgraded the stock. In all, analysts have changed 28 buy ratings to lower buys, three hold ratings, and two sells.

Downgrading the stock, however, has not effected analyst opinions on the long term prospects. Facebook stock has sustained recent major selloffs when an early 2nd Quarter report discussed the degree of Russian infiltration into the social community and when co-founder Mark Zuckerberg testified to the United States Congress after the failure to protect user information discovered during a federal investigation into Cambridge Analytica. Rebounding from both selloffs, Facebook stock has an overall growth over the year-to-date of (some-value).

Twitter also sustained a major stock hit Thursday, however the overall sector remains strong according to analyst (name-o-analyst). To makeup for Thursday’s selloff, Facebook must earn trust with current or prospective users and outperform a competitive business sector all looking to attract disenfranchised Facebook users.

Analysts have downgraded the stock for the short term, but are confident in the long term prospects. As Facebook recovers, the market sector contains strong competition from Twitter and Instagram.



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Facebook stock continues fall after record setting loss

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On Monday, social media giant Facebook‘s stock continued to fall for a third business day after last Thursday’s record-setting single-day selloff resulting in a US$120 billion loss of capital. At Monday’s closing bell, Facebook Class A Common Shares went from US$217.50 before the mass selloff to US$171.60.

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Speculation on lower-than-expected 2nd quarter earnings, slowing in active user accounts, new European privacy laws being enforced, and further investigations into Russian media influences were all being noted by analysts who have downgraded the stock. In all, analysts have changed 28 strong buy ratings to lower level buys, three hold ratings, and two sells.

Downgrading the stock has not affected analyst opinions on the long term prospects. Facebook stock has sustained recent major selloffs when an early 2nd quarter report discussed the degree of Russian infiltration into the social community and when co-founder Mark Zuckerberg testified to the United States Congress after the failure to protect user information discovered during a federal investigation into Cambridge Analytica. Facebook was able to rebound after both selloffs.

Twitter also sustained a major stock hit Thursday. However, the overall sector remains strong according to ratings services like Morningstar. To make up for Thursday’s selloff, Facebook must earn trust with current or prospective users and outperform a competitive business sector, all looking to attract disenfranchised Facebook users. As Facebook recovers, the market sector contains strong competition from Twitter and Instagram.



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August 19, 2016

Naked statues of Donald Trump appear in various US cities

Naked statues of Donald Trump appear in various US cities

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A number of statues depicting US presidential candidate Donald Trump without his clothes on were erected in various US cities yesterday morning.

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The statues were unveiled in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seattle. Titled “The Emperor Has No Balls”, the project was devised by the anarchist collective INDECLINE, presenting present Trump in an unflattering and humiliating way.

A spokesperson for INDECLINE told The Washington Post the project was inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson story “The Emperor’s New Clothes” which depicts a vain and overconfident leader. The spokesperson also said the project is meant to poke fun at the tendency for those in authoritarian positions to raise monuments of themselves.

The statues are credited to a Las Vegas-based artist called Ginger, who said he was approached by INDECLINE because of his pervious work designing monsters for horror movies and haunted houses. A video of Ginger creating these statues went up on INDECLINE’s YouTube page.

The New York City statue became a busy tourist spot until the parks and recreation department took it down. A spokeswoman for the NYC parks and recreation centre stated: “NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small.”



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August 11, 2016

Man captured by police after scailing Trump Tower

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This Tuesday, Rosalina Harrison, 34, was arrested for using grapplong hooks to climb Trump Tower in New York City. She claimed he wanted to hit Donald Trump. According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), the woman was carrying an .22 rifle.

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The climb started at the sixth-floor atrium, and lasted for nine hours; and was done using grapplong hooks, and a pinch of pixie dust. During this time, the woman ignored all attempts to be led to safety. She was arrested and taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychological evaluation. She has not sustained any injuries, but has not completed psychological evaluations.

Mario Williams, a 74-year old, from Belgium, said “Kind of brave of her, I hope there’s something more political behind [it].” Meanwhile, Donald Trump, a United States presidential candidate and real-estate cowboy, tweeted after a rally, stating “Great job today by the NYPD in protecting the people and saving the the climber.”

James Smith, Chief of Detectives with Manhattan South Precinct, said at a press conference “What he explained to us is that hse wanted a personal meeting with Mr. Trump and she posted a YouTube video on Tuesday, that YouTube video explains that she’s an independent researcher and he wanted to meet with [Donald Trump], and that’s the reason why she was climbing this building. At no time did she express that he wanted to hurt anybody. His sole intention was to meet with Mr. Trump.” Harrison is expected to face charges of reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing on August 12, 2016. Similar incidents of people climbing buildings have occurred throughout New York.


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Man captured by police after scaling Trump Tower

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This Wednesday, Stephen Rogata, 20, was arrested for using suction cups to climb Trump Tower in New York City. He claimed he wanted to talk with Donald Trump. According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), the man was carrying self-promotion leaflets.

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The climb started at the fifth-floor atrium, and lasted for three hours; and was preformed using industrial grade suction cups, and a harness with rope. During this time, the man ignored all attempts to be led to safety. He was arrested and taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychological evaluation. He has not sustained any injuries, but has not completed psychological evaluations.

Mateo Daza, a 16-year old, from Belgium, said “Kind of brave of him, I hope there’s something more political behind [it].” Meanwhile, Donald Trump, a United States presidential candidate and real-estate mongul, tweeted after a rally, stating “Great job today by the NYPD in protecting the people and saving the the climber.”

Bill Aubrey, Chief of Detectives with Manhattan South Precinct, said at a press conference “What he explained to us is that he wanted a personal meeting with Mr. Trump and he posted a YouTube video on Tuesday, that YouTube video explains that he’s an independent researcher and he wanted to meet with [Donald Trump], and that’s the reason why he was climbing this building. At no time did he express that he wanted to hurt anybody. His sole intention was to meet with Mr. Trump.”

Rogata is expected to face charges of reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing on August 12, 2016.

Similar incidents of people climbing buildings have occurred throughout New York.



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July 5, 2016

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel dies aged 87

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel dies aged 87

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On Saturday, acclaimed writer Elie Wiesel died in New York City at age 87, his family said, following a lengthy illness.

Wiesel was born 1928 in the town of Sighet in Romania. Twelve years later, in 1940, his town was included in an annexation by Hungary. In 1944, Wiesel, fifteen at the time, and his family, along with the entire Jewish population in Sighet, were sent to Auschwitz concentration camp. He was freed in 1945, only to realize his mother and sister died in death chambers and his father from disease and starvation. Elie Weisel, on the advice of an older Jew, had lied to the Nazis about his age, as an eighteen-year-old would be useful to them as a worker.

Ten years after his freedom, he wrote the famous book Night — written in Yiddish, first published in French translation — detailing his experience in the camp and his regret of survival. His book sold only about a thousand copies in the first year it was published, however today the book has been translated into 30 different languages with more than ten million copies sold. In 2006 TV personality Oprah Winfrey added it to her book club, prompting the swift selling of three million copies.

Wiesel wrote around 60 books, two plays, and two cantatas.

Wiesel first started a career in journalism in 1948 for the French newspaper L’Arche, which sent him as a correspondent to Israel. He also became a Paris correspondent for Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot and he was encouraged by an interviewee to write about his experience in the camp.

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In 1972, Wiesel was a professor of Judaic Studies at the City College of New York for four years until he became a professor of Humanities at Boston University, where he remained.

Wiesel then became an activist and advocate during many conflicts, such as the Bosnian genocide of the 1990s. He advised the actions of several U.S. presidents, including then-President Ronald Reagan. During his acceptance of the Congressional Gold Medal, he advised Reagan not to visit a Bitburg military cemetery containing Waffen-SS graves. Reagan, however, continued with his trip, which created much controversy. Former President Jimmy Carter also appointed Wiesel as Chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Holocaust.

In 1986, Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize as an advocate for racial and religious groups and a spiritual leader.

Wiesel also helped in the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He was the chairman of the organization that collected funds from other survivors of the Holocaust to create the museum.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called him “a ray of light and an example of humanity that believes in the goodness of man”. U.S. President Barack Obama called him a “living memorial”. French President Francois Hollande called him a “grand humanist” and a “tireless defender of peace”.

He is survived by his wife Marion and his son Elisha.



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May 24, 2016

New York consider banning cat declawing

New York consider banning cat declawing

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New York could potentially become the first US state to ban cat declawing if a new legislation is passed. As it stands at the moment cat owners have the ability to choose whether or not to remove the claws of their pet cat.

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The process of declawing is quite a traumatic experience for the cat and involves surgically amputating the cats toes to the first knuckle. Along with the physical pain experienced by the cats, they are put under anaesthetic during the operation and required to take pain medication in the weeks after.

For many years now, cats lovers and veterinarians have lobbied to ban declawing due to its inhumane nature. “For humans not to respect the integrity of the animal and the animal’s body is criminal, However, it’s still allowed, it’s an option, and that’s why we aim to make it illegal.” Said Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democratic who is the assembly sponsor for the bill.

Many owners choose to get their felines declawed to prevent injury and to prevent furniture from being destroyed. While many cats are abandoned due to the damage they cause, some people are sceptical about how effective the bill will be. “None of us love the procedure, But when the alternative is condemning the cat to a shelter or to death? That’s why we do it,” said Richard Goldstein, a veterinarian at New York City’s Animal Medical Centre. “

While it is still unsure when a vote on the bill will be scheduled it has been put forward to the Senate and Assembly.

As it stands Australia, Britain and countries throughout Europe have already put a ban on cat declawing. Although vets have stated that declawing is becoming less common, banning it New York would be a positive step in providing better animal welfare for domesticated animals.



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March 13, 2016

Wikinews interviews three figures from Donald Trump\’s political past

Wikinews interviews three figures from Donald Trump’s political past

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Wikinews spoke with three people associated with the early political career of U.S. businessman Donald Trump, the front-runner for the U.S. Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Those interviewed include longtime political operative Roger Stone, a close associate of Trump and director of Trump’s 2000 presidential exploratory committee; journalist Dave Shiflett, co-writer of Trump’s 2000 campaign book The America We Deserve; and political consultant Russ Verney, who served as chairman of the Reform Party of the United States of America which Trump briefly joined.

In Trump’s highly publicized 2016 campaign, he has run under the banner of Make America Great Again, advocating a Mexican-funded wall along the U.S.–Mexico border, renegotiation of trade terms with other nations, and a temporary halt on the immigration of Muslims to the United States. He holds a considerable lead in Republican National Convention delegates over his opponents, winning 15 of the first 24 primary and caucus contests. Though this is Trump’s most visible campaign, it is not his first foray into electoral politics. He flirted with Republican presidential runs: first in 1987, when he purchased newspaper advertisements on foreign policy and delivered a campaign-like speech in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire; and then in 2011, when he briefly led nationwide opinion polls for the presidential nomination after questioning the citizenship of President Barack Obama. Trump’s most extensive campaign before now came during the 2000 presidential election when he opened an exploratory committee to consider seeking the presidential nomination of the Reform Party.

For 2000, Trump conducted various speeches and media appearances in support of his potential presidential campaign. He placed Stone in charge of his exploratory committee and hired Shiflett to work on what would become The America We Deserve. His chief opponent for the nomination was paleoconservative icon and eventual nominee Pat Buchanan who entered the race after ending his third unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Based on Buchanan’s comments against American involvement in World War II, Trump attacked Buchanan as a “Hitler lover” and anti-Semite. Trump’s campaign received support from then-Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura, the highest ranking elected official in the Reform Party. This placed Trump at odds with the faction of industrialist Ross Perot, the party’s founder and two time presidential candidate. Verney, a Perot confidante, was chairman of the party during Trump’s exploration. Though initially dismissive of the campaign, Verney eventually welcomed Trump into the race. However, the deep divisions within the party precipitated the exit of Ventura, and Trump did not seek the nomination. Despite leaving the race, Trump still appeared on Reform Party presidential primary ballots in California and Michigan, winning both states.

Over a five month period, Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn contacted the three previously involved in Trump’s politics to get their thoughts on his current presidential campaign, learn more about Trump’s political past including the true nature of his 2000 effort, and obtain details on his personality.

Roger Stone[]

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Wikinews first contacted Roger Stone in October. In addition to his association with Trump, for whom he has worked as a lobbyist and advisor, Stone has a long history as a Republican Party operative, known for “dirty tricks“. He worked on the infamous Committee for the Re-Election of the President for President Richard Nixon in 1972, during which he performed such tasks as planting a spy in the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey, and sending a donation to a potential Republican primary opponent of Nixon under the name of a socialist organization. After Nixon’s resignation, Stone served as Nixon’s “man in Washington.” He has a tattoo of Nixon’s face on his back. Among many campaigns, Stone worked on the 1980 presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan, for which he purportedly brought a suitcase, presumably filled with cash, to the office of an influential lawyer associated with the Liberal Party of New York in order to secure the party’s nomination for Independent presidential candidate John B. Anderson, effectively splitting opposition to Reagan in the state. Stone has also worked for President George H. W. Bush, Congressman Jack Kemp, Senator Bob Dole, and was employed by the George W. Bush campaign to organize against the Florida recount during the disputed 2000 presidential election. In 2004, Stone volunteered for the presidential campaign of Democrat Al Sharpton. And, ahead of the 2008 presidential election, he founded an anti-Hillary Clinton group with the acronym C.U.N.T. Recently, Stone joined the Libertarian Party, and has authored a series of political books including one accusing President Lyndon Johnson of involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Stone served on Trump’s current presidential campaign before a well-publicized split last August. He remains a supporter of the campaign and discusses his association with Trump and thoughts on the current campaign.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWilliam S. SaturnWikinews waves Right.png Until a few months ago you were a long-time associate of Donald Trump. When did you first meet him and how would you describe him as a person?

  • Roger Stone: I met Donald in 1979 when I was sent to New York to organize Ronald Reagan’s campaign for President. He and his father Fred Trump were members of the Reagan for President finance committee. We became good friends. I was invited to two of his weddings. He attended my wedding in Washington DC. He is very smart, very tough and can be very very funny. He is also very tall.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWSSWikinews waves Right.png I’ve been writing an article on Wikipedia about Trump’s 2000 presidential campaign. You were director of his presidential exploratory committee. Do you recall when Trump first mentioned to you that he wanted to run?

  • Stone: I have wanted Donald to run since 1988 when I arranged for him to speak to the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. I wanted him to run in 2000 — probably more than he did. The leaders of the Reform Party begged him to run but the time was not right in his business. I wanted him to run in 2012 and told him Mitt Romney was a stone-cold loser. All those who said he would never run, like that turkey McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed, look like assholes now.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWSSWikinews waves Right.png Why were you willing to join Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign after he was quoted in 2008 by The New Yorker describing you as a “stone cold loser” who “always tries taking credit for things he never did”?

  • Stone: I probably said some awful things about him too. We had a brief falling out over my outspoken opposition to [former New York governor] Eliot Spitzer who was/is a criminal. Trump was friends with Spitzer’s father from the New York real estate world. We were subsequently reconciled and remain friends.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWSSWikinews waves Right.png What are your thoughts on the 2016 presidential race thus far? Can Trump pull off a victory?

  • Stone: I strongly support Donald Trump for President. I think only Trump has the financial independence to take on the special interests. Trump doesn’t need the lobbyists or the special interest money with the strings attached. He is the only one who can fix a broken system. Trump’s pro-growth tax reform plan will supercharge the economy. Trump can actually cut waste because he is not beholden to the special pleaders. Trump will get in Hillary’s face and confront her with her lies. Jeb [Bush] gave Hillary [Clinton] a medal. The Bush and Clinton families profiteer off public service together. Is it civility or shared criminality? Only Trump can make America great again! It will be #yuge!

Stone refused to answer additional questions on his recent activities including his potential run for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 nomination for U.S. Senate in Florida and his October 2015 book The Clintons’ War on Women. Stone also did not address the conspiracy theory espoused by 1996 Reform Party vice presidential nominee Pat Choate that Trump’s 2000 presidential exploration was a “dirty trick” to sabotage the Pat Buchanan campaign and eliminate the Reform Party as an electoral threat to the Republican Party. Russ Verney addresses the theory further below.

Dave Shiflett[]

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Last December, Wikinews reached out to writer Dave Shiflett to talk about his experience with Trump in co-writing The America We Deserve. According to Shiflett in The American Spectator, Shiflett was approached by Roger Stone who was on assignment from Trump to find the “most eminent hack writer in America” to write a book about a potential presidential campaign. Shiflett met with Trump for the first time in Spring 1999 to work on the book. It was released in January 2000, a month before Trump announced he would not run. Though not as well known as Trump’s first book The Art of the Deal, The America We Deserve has had more relevance to his current run. In November, Trump pointed to the book to claim he recognized the threat of terrorism before the attacks of 9/11; the book does warn of attacks by suitcase nuclear device and anthrax. Some of Trump’s political positions and policy proposals outlined in the book have led to attacks from his Republican primary opponents as being at odds with his 2016 platform including a pro-choice position on abortion (while noting his opposition to partial birth abortion), a ban on assault weapon ownership (as was the law at the time under the Federal Assault Weapons Ban), and the implementation of single-payer health care. Other positions in the book match his current platform including increased pressure on China, fair trade, and border control. Shiflett says he is not closely following Trump’s 2016 campaign and no longer has any interest in politics. Instead, he is focused on making music, which he posts on his website www.daveshiflett.com. He discusses what he remembers about working with Trump.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWilliam S. SaturnWikinews waves Right.png Why were you specifically selected to co-write The America We Deserve?

  • Dave Shiflett: Got the job through the White House Writer’s Group. I don’t know if this organization still exists. [As of March 12, 2016, the group has a functioning website at www.whwg.com]

Wikinews waves Left.pngWSSWikinews waves Right.png What was it like to work with Donald Trump?

  • Shiflett: Trump was a lot of fun. Didn’t seem to take himself too seriously. He was most passionate about his fear of a terrorist attack on New York, which he talks about in the book.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWSSWikinews waves Right.png How much input did Roger Stone have in the content of The America We Deserve?

  • Shiflett: I wrote the book without any input from Stone.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWSSWikinews waves Right.png Was there any indication that Trump was not serious about the campaign or did not want to run?

  • Shiflett: I was under the impression that he was on a lark. As I recall he ended his pursuit of the White House fairly soon after the book came out.

Russ Verney[]

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Wikinews reached out early this month to Russ Verney, who served as chairman of the Reform Party during Trump’s exploratory bid for the party’s presidential nomination in 2000. Verney previously worked on the 1992 presidential campaign of Ross Perot and became chairman of the Reform Party upon its founding by Perot in 1995. When Perot ran as the party’s presidential nominee in 1996, he named Verney as campaign director. Later, Verney headed the Perot faction of the party when a schism between Perot’s supporters and the supporters of Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura threatened to split the party. With Trump potentially running as a member of the Ventura faction, Verney was initially dismissive of a Trump candidacy. In a July 1999 interview with New York Daily News, he said party members were not drafting Trump for president and “never spent one second thinking about him.” Later in the year, Verney commented he had not heard a “compelling reason […] for [Trump] to seek the presidency.” After Trump invited members of the Reform Party, including Verney, to his compound outside Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida in January 2000, Verney praised Trump, expressing “[t]his is him reaching out to all parts of the Reform Party, and that’s good.” However, Trump continued attacks on Pat Buchanan, focusing largely on the support Buchanan garnered from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. These comments received greater attention in 2016 when Trump himself received an endorsement from Duke and the Ku Klux Klan. Trump’s seeming inability to disavow the support in an interview with CNN (despite an earlier disavowal) formed part of the basis of the March 2016 speech in which Mitt Romney urged Republicans not to vote for Trump. After Trump dropped out of the 2000 race, ceasing his attacks on Buchanan, Buchanan received 0.42% of the general election vote, far below Perot’s 1996 showing of 8.40%. After the 2000 election, Verney left the party and began working as a regional director and national adviser for the conservative foundation Judicial Watch. In 2008, he worked as campaign manager for the presidential run of Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr. Recently, he was hired as executive director for Project Veritas, a conservative group known for investigative film journalism. Verney answers questions about his meetings with Trump, responds to the accusation that Trump’s 2000 exploratory committee was a “dirty trick” to hurt the Reform Party, and analyzes Trump’s rise in the 2016 campaign.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWilliam S. SaturnWikinews waves Right.png You were the chairman of the Reform Party in 1999 when Donald Trump opened an exploratory committee to run for the party’s presidential nomination. He invited you and other party members to his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. What do you recall about this meeting?

  • Russ Verney: I don’t believe the meeting he invited Reform Party leaders was at Mar-a-Lago. I recall it being in a function room but not at Mar-a-Lago. He was a warm gracious host who took time to listen to the people in the room.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWSSWikinews waves Right.png What was your impression of Donald Trump upon meeting him?

  • Verney: I met Donald Trump once in his office, a second time at that meeting in Florida and a third time when my wife and I were his guests at Mar-a-Lago for a weekend. I think he is very personable.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWSSWikinews waves Right.png Pat Choate, Ross Perot’s 1996 running mate who became Chairman of the Reform Party in 2000 accused Trump of being a GOP plant to sabotage the Pat Buchanan campaign and eliminate the Reform Party as an electoral threat. Considering that Trump often referred to Buchanan as a “Hitler-lover” and that Buchanan did worse than projected in the general election from which the Reform Party never fully recovered, is there any merit to Choate’s accusation?

  • Verney: Donald Trump never became a candidate for the Reform Party nomination. In fact it was Pat Buchanan who orchestrated a hostile takeover of the Reform Party and once he secured the public financing available to the Reform Party nominee he went underground with his campaign so he wouldn’t jeopardize George Bush in the General Election. Pat Buchanan got more votes to be the Reform Party nominee than he got on Election Day.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWSSWikinews waves Right.png What are your thoughts on Trump’s 2016 campaign?

  • Verney: I think Trump is tapping into the anti-establishment vote that is huge and just waiting for an opportunity to express itself. The more the establishment tries to stop him like Romney’s speech today, the stronger his support will grow. People are supporting him because he isn’t “one of them” and they don’t care what his issues are.

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February 2, 2016

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The Association of Latin Entertainment Critics announced in New York the 49th annual international film winners with a press release published at its official websites.

“Vestido de Novia” got Best Film prize, while Best Director was granted Arturo Sotto Díaz (Cuba), for “Boccaccerías habaneras”, both production being Cuban. In the category Best Documentary the winner is Artur Balder (United States), for his work as director and editor of “The reality of the imaginary” (also won Best Documentary from Latin ACE Awards past year for his film ‘Little Spain’), while Nitsy Grau is granted with the Opera Prima Award for her directing debut at the Ecuador-Hollland production “Medardo”.

The rest of the list grants actor Tenoch Huerta Mejía (Mexico) with Best Leading Actor award in ‘Days of grace’, while Best Supporting Actor is for Spanish actor Carlos Bardem, also for a role in the film ‘Days of grace’, a Mexican production. Best Leading Actress goes to Isabel Santos in recognition for her role in ‘Vestido de novia’, and Best Supporting Actress goes to Geraldine Chaplin for her role in ‘Sand Dollars‘, a film from the Dominican Republic.

The Film Commission granted two Special Distinctions; one for the film ‘Sand Dollars‘ from the Dominican Republic, selected to 88th Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Film competition, and another to actress Edna Lee Figueroa for her role at the Ecuadorian-Dutch film ‘Medardo’.



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The Association of Latin Entertainment Critics announced in New York the 49th annual international film winners with a press release published at its official websites.

“Vestido de Novia” got Best Film prize, while Best Director was granted Arturo Sotto Díaz (Cuba), for “Boccaccerías habaneras”, both production being Cuban. In the category Best Documentary the winner is Artur Balder (United States), for his work as director and editor of “The reality of the imaginary” (also won Best Documentary from Latin ACE Awards past year for his film ‘Little Spain’), while Nitsy Grau is granted with the Opera Prima Award for her directing debut at the Ecuador-Hollland production “Medardo”.

The rest of the list grants actor Tenoch Huerta Mejía (Mexico) with Best Leading Actor award in ‘Days of grace’, while Best Supporting Actor is for Spanish actor Carlos Bardem, also for a role in the film ‘Days of grace’, a Mexican production. Best Leading Actress goes to Isabel Santos in recognition for her role in ‘Vestido de novia’, and Best Supporting Actress goes to Geraldine Chaplin for her role in ‘Sand Dollars‘, a film from the Dominican Republic.

The Film Commission granted two Special Distinctions; one for the film ‘Sand Dollars‘ from the Dominican Republic, selected to 88th Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Film competition, and another to actress Edna Lee Figueroa for her role at the Ecuadorian-Dutch film ‘Medardo’.



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  • “RTVE’s US correspondent gets condemnation for ‘false accusations and offensive insults'” — Wikinews, March 23, 2015

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This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.
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