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Smugglers Busted Trying to Sneak Cybertrucks Into Russia

Smugglers Busted Trying to Sneak Cybertrucks Into Russia

[ad_1] No Cybertruck for you, comrade. To Russia With Love Tesla-obsessed vigilantes reportedly attempted to smuggle two Tesla Cybertrucks into Russia — but got caught well before they could get there. As Electrek reports, the pair of oddball pickup trucks were seized by Lithuanian customs while trying to cross the Belarus border. Lithuanian customs agents believe they were on their way to be smuggled into Russia and were worth an estimated $215,000. European authorities have already been catching plenty of other vehicles worth upwards of $54,000 being shipped out to Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, according to Electrek, many of which actually made it into Russia. EU sanctions, which date back to 2014, forbid vehicles to be shipped into Russia. In light of the invasion of Ukraine, the European Commission has also urged other member states to prohibit any vehicles with Russian plates from entering the EU. The bust is especially noteworthy considering the Cybertruck is only available in North America right now — and experts don’t expect it to ever be approved in the EU …

The Observer view on the local elections: Rishi Sunak is a busted flush, it’s time to call a general election | Observer editorial

The Observer view on the local elections: Rishi Sunak is a busted flush, it’s time to call a general election | Observer editorial

[ad_1] Rishi Sunak’s government began last week by triumphantly announcing that a man whose asylum claim had been rejected had volunteered to take up to £3,000 cash in exchange for agreeing to take a commercial flight to Rwanda – plus the provision of housing, food and healthcare there for five years at a cost of £150,000 to the taxpayer. Sunak bookended it with some of the worst-ever English local election results for the Conservatives, and the shock loss of the West Midlands mayoralty to the Labour party. A direct line can be traced from this preposterous claim of success to electoral disaster. During 14 years in government, the Conservatives have eroded the welfare safety net, sabotaged the quality of public services through underfunding and neglect, and imposed a huge economic hit in the form of a hard Brexit. Child poverty has gone up, the NHS is blighted by record waiting lists and understaffing and social care services for the vulnerable have been adversely affected. Sunak has no answers on any of this. Instead, the bulk …

Trump Media’s Newly Hired Auditing Firm Was Just Busted by the SEC for ‘Massive Fraud’

Trump Media’s Newly Hired Auditing Firm Was Just Busted by the SEC for ‘Massive Fraud’

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged an auditing firm hired by Trump Media and Technology Group just 37 days ago with “massive fraud” — though not for any work it performed for former President Donald Trump’s media company. The SEC charged the accounting firm BF Borgers and its owner, Benjamin F. Borgers, with “deliberate and systematic failures” in more than 1,500 audits. The charges include failing to abide by accounting rules, fabricating documentation to cover up its shortcomings, and falsely stating in audit reports that its work met audit standards. To settle the SEC charges, BF Borgers agreed to pay a $12 million fine while its owner agreed to pay a fine of $2 million, according to the SEC. Benjamin Borgers did not immediately return a call seeking comment. BF Borgers and Benjamin Borgers also agreed to permanent suspensions, effective immediately, that will prevent them handling SEC-related matters as accountants. The company had previously cycled through at least two other auditors — one that resigned the account in …

Marijuana grow busted in Maine as feds investigate trend in 20 states

Marijuana grow busted in Maine as feds investigate trend in 20 states

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Maine — The high electricity consumption of a home, its cardboard-covered windows and odor of marijuana drew law enforcement’s attention to an illicit grow operation off the beaten path in rural Maine. The bust of the home with a hidden grow operation and seizure of nearly 40 pounds of processed marijuana marked the latest example of what authorities describe as a yearslong trend of foreign nationals to exploit U.S. state laws that have legalized cannabis for recreational or medical use to produce marijuana for the illicit markets in the U.S. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating international criminal organizations that are operating illegal marijuana grows in about 20 states, including Maine, Attorney Garland Merrick Garland told the Senate Appropriations Committee this week, in response to a question raised by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. Federal law enforcement officials said there currently are about 100 illicit grow operations in Maine, like the one in Passadumkeag, about 60 miles north of Bangor, and about 40 search warrants have been issued since June. In …

Overemployed Man Busted For Using Mouse Jiggler To Work Multiple Jobs At Once

Overemployed Man Busted For Using Mouse Jiggler To Work Multiple Jobs At Once

[ad_1] In some ways, having multiple lines of employment from home is the perfect scheme, especially since the pandemic turned so many of us from cubicle rats to work-from-home types — pick up multiple remote jobs, stack up multiple salaries and be on the road to financial freedom. That is unless you end up doing what a man on Reddit did.  A man was threatened with termination after his boss discovered he was working multiple jobs. As he shared in a post in the “r/overemployed” subReddit, a forum for people working multiple remote jobs at once, it’s all too easy for the little mistakes you make along the way to start adding up and blow your perfect plan into smithereens. He’d been slipping up along the way for quite some time, but in the end, it was a poorly chosen piece of technology that did him in. The man got caught using a “mouse jiggler” to make it look like he was actively online at all four of his jobs. “Mouse jigglers” come in two types — an actual …

No, it’s not all your mother’s fault! And 10 other myths about going to therapy, busted | Counselling and therapy

No, it’s not all your mother’s fault! And 10 other myths about going to therapy, busted | Counselling and therapy

[ad_1] Therapy takes a long time TRUE and FALSE First, “therapy” isn’t one thing; the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy lists 33 approaches. “It’s so broad that it would be like saying ‘engineering’ – there’s chemical engineering, civil engineering, AI engineering,” says Susie Orbach, the author of In Therapy: The Unfolding Story, who comes from a psychoanalytic background. “I’m ancient now, so I don’t take anybody on for long-term therapy any more – but you can make fundamental changes in a short timeframe.” Dr Jessamy Hibberd, a clinical psychologist and author of How to Overcome Trauma and Find Yourself Again, says that for a phobia, one session may be enough, while for a straightforward problem “the evidence base shows that 12, 16 or 20 weeks is a common timeframe”. Simone Bose, who provides couples therapy at Relate, says on average she sees couples for about six months, while Health & Care Professions Council-registered practitioner psychologist Dr Tara Quinn-Cirillo says, “Good therapy should be time-limited, and should have agreed goals and outcomes – it shouldn’t just be this open-ended chat.” Someone tell …

No, you shouldn’t wear underwear in bed – and 14 other lazy sleep myths, busted | Life and style

No, you shouldn’t wear underwear in bed – and 14 other lazy sleep myths, busted | Life and style

[ad_1] Teenagers need the most sleep: FALSE “The recommendations are that teenagers aged 13 to 17 should get eight to 10 hours sleep a night, and 18- and 19-year-olds between seven and nine hours,” says Browning. “If teenagers sleep in at weekends or struggle to wake up for school, it’s not because they’re lazy or require more sleep, but that they go to bed later. During puberty, teenagers produce melatonin at a later time than younger children, so they have a biological inclination to go to bed and wake up later. They can also be more sensitive to light in the evening, delaying melatonin production.” Children dream more than adults: UNCLEAR “Babies and children spend more time than adults in REM sleep – the stage of sleep when most dreams happen – so it is likely that children dream more, but this has not yet been proved,” says Browning. “Adults may be better at dream recall than young children but it doesn’t necessarily mean they dream more. A child’s eye movement frequency during REM is not as …

Nikki No! Haley Busted Trying To Pass Off Unsent Email As ‘Kind Words’

Nikki No! Haley Busted Trying To Pass Off Unsent Email As ‘Kind Words’

[ad_1] Establishment darling Nikki Haley dun goofed, after she was caught trying to pass off a clearly unsent email as ‘kind words’ she claimed was from a supporter. As the Post Millennial first reported, Haley’s official account posted two messages – one from a “Mary A,” which reads “I want to encourage Nikki Haley to keep pressing on!!! We need a competent and committed leader to stay the course in the bid for the presidency.” The second ‘message,’ however, was a screenshot of an unsent email, which states “PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR FIGHT!!! In a world that’s become crazy with strife, we need a level headed conservative leader to navigate us through the insanity.” See for yourself (before her idiot social media team deletes it): Americans want a choice in this election, not a rerun. I’m overwhelmed by all of the kind words! We’ll keep working hard to make you proud. pic.twitter.com/0J43sSakD0 — Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 2, 2024 Haley was appropriately mocked… John S. Don’t publish this guy’s name online that’s dangerous! …

“Operation Blizzard”: Texas police say they busted a small town Dairy Queen meth ring

“Operation Blizzard”: Texas police say they busted a small town Dairy Queen meth ring

[ad_1] Texas police announced last week that they had busted a methamphetamine ring operating out of a Dairy Queen based in Clifton city. Police received word of the drug ring back in June of 2023, Delish reported. An investigation revealed that several individuals were selling meth out of a Dairy Queen in Clifton — a small town located just a few miles from Waco. Two people were arrested on Jan. 16 and eight others on Jan. 26. The arrests took place after police obtained multiple search warrants.    “This led to us finding out that these individuals were also selling drugs at other locations around Clifton. During the investigation, we uncovered additional persons who were also trafficking methamphetamines in Clifton,” read a Facebook announcement from Chief of Police Chris Blanton. He continued, “To those who may still be selling drugs in our community just know that we are always watching, we probably already have you on our radar, and you never know when it’s your door we are busting through next.” [ad_2] Source link

Fake banknotes syndicate busted in Indonesia after S,000 notes presented at Singapore casino

Fake banknotes syndicate busted in Indonesia after S$10,000 notes presented at Singapore casino

[ad_1] SINGAPORE: Authorities have busted a fake currency syndicate in Indonesia after counterfeit S$10,000 (US$7,500) notes were presented at a casino in Singapore. Four Indonesian men were arrested following a joint investigation by Singapore’s Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and the Indonesian National Police, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Thursday (Feb 1). SPF was alerted to the case on Sep 21, 2023 when an Indonesian couple attempted to exchange a S$10,000 note for casino chips. When the couple was told that the note was fake, the man produced another S$10,000 note for verification. The two notes were withheld by the casino and handed over to CAD for investigation. The department shared the information on the counterfeit notes with Indonesian police. Investigations revealed that the couple had travelled from Batam to Singapore on the same day and that the two notes were received from their business associate in Batam as payment for a business transaction. The couple wanted to use the notes at the casino for gambling, said the police. “As there was insufficient evidence …