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Trump supporters ripped for ‘disenfranchisement’ by abruptly resigning South Carolina Republicans: report

Trump supporters ripped for disenfranchisement

The Greenville County Republican Party’s top leadership resigned on Thursday.

Chairwoman Jennifer Black, vice chair Stacy Shea, and executive committeeman Randy Page all quit and issued a joint statement, the Greenville News reports.

“Continual lawsuits, threats of lawsuits, intimidation, threats, bullying, disenfranchisement and character assassination, as promised by the leadership of mySCGOP and Greenville Tea Party do not advance anything positive, much less promote any level of political discourse or change,” the three explained.

The group mySCGOP was formed earlier this year and backed the unsuccessful effort of to take over the South Carolina Republican Party by election fraud conspiracy theorist L. Lin Wood.

South Carolina GOP chairman Drew McKissick blasted mySCGOP in a statement.

“MySCGOP is a fringe, rogue group that has used Antifa-style tactics to essentially dismantle the Greenville County Republican Party to become their own hobby horse,” McKissick said. “We’re going to do everything we can to make sure there are productive local organizations that real conservative activists can work through to continue to elect Republicans.”

“And (we will) stay as far as possible from people who want to berate, harass and threaten to sue fellow Republicans and distract from our mission of beating Democrats,” he added.

McKissick described the situation as “absolute insanity” to The Post and Courier.

“They have essentially preyed on Trump supporters, telling them the county and state party organizations didn’t support President Trump, which is a total lie, and then they’ve gone forward spreading rumors and innuendos about people — everything from sex trafficking to embezzlement to rigging elections, all this garbage,” McKissick said.

Author: Bob Brigham
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Watch out for an estate agent ‘bidding war’ trick that might leave buyers ripped off

He told Estate Agent Today sealed bids should be “restructured, formalised and made more transparent.”

He added: “The current system is virtually impossible [for the purchaser].

“Submitting the highest bid won’t necessarily secure the property; the vendor and agent will weigh up all the information and make a choice on the basis of the size of the offer and the situation of the buyer.”

ReallyMoving.com advised: “Sealed bidding is great for sellers, and for some buyers, if you know you want that property and you know how much you are willing to spend.”

If you are buying a home, how can you avoid being gazumped by other buyers

Author: Emily Hodgkin
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Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen slams 'rubbish' claims bird flu ripped through her farm

“In a kind of a way, he has expanded but only sideways rather than upwards,” she added.

Amanda shares children; Annas, Violet, Edith, Raven, Clemmy, Nancy, Reuben, Miles and Sidney with husband Clive.

They have been giving fans an insight into their life on the farm since 2018.

Our Yorkshire Farm continues on Tuesday at 9pm on Channel 5.

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Marks and Spencer ripped apart for 'not listening' to customers: 'People loved them'

The 136-year-old company accelerated plans to cut 950 jobs last year as part of a restructuring process following the impact of coronavirus. Marks and Spencer said the move marked “an important step” in it becoming a “stronger, leaner” business, but many felt M&S had already lost touch with its roots. It came after the company – which became adored for selling high-quality British-made products under its ‘St Michael’ brand – made the unprecedented change in 2000 to switch to overseas suppliers.
Many, including retail analyst at NBK Retail Natalie Berg, believe they have lost their way since.

She said: “In trying to be everything to everyone, they’ve ended up being nothing to no one.”

And retail expert Kate Hardcastle agreed.

She told the BBC: “Generally they have got a 25-year-old model wearing garments targeted at a 65-year-old, who doesn’t feel included.”

Ms Hardcastle stated that “M&S doesn’t listen to its customers,” adding that many of the clothes were not what the demographic want.

She added: “They don’t connect with customers enough, so they never know what the customers want.”

In particular, she noted that M&S’ traditional base of over-45s felt neglected.

She added: “In all of my years commentating on retail, I’ve never seen such an outpouring of emotion in a brand.

“People loved them and what they stood for.

“They traded on that emotion, but they’ve not invested in the brand for so long, and that’s why people get mad and sad about it.”

Another point experts agreed on was having difficulty understand the thinking behind some of the business decisions M&S has made over the years.

One example was the Sparks Card customer loyalty scheme, launched in 2015, which was unsuccessful and was re-launched last year.

Ms Hardcastle said in July: “Because they were so late to market with the rewards scheme, they had a significant amount of time to watch what best practice was and even improve on it, but they did it the M&S way.”

And Ms Berg claimed: “If you were launching a retail business today, you wouldn’t dream of recreating the M&S model.

“We don’t go into department stores anymore.”

Retail Analyst Chris Field said going to M&S was no longer an enjoyable experience.

He stated: “Old men’s clothes, next to men’s suits, next to pants, next to childrenswear makes no sense anymore.”

Many expect M&S to become more of a food than clothing business in the future.

And the retailer appears to be stepping in that direction.

Last year, in response to the pandemic, it launched its “Never the same again” programme which aimed to use the lessons of the crisis to “radically accelerate the pace and ambition of its transformation plan”.

It said: ”While some consumer habits will return to normal, others have been changed forever.”

M&S core shops now typically feature a selection of the company’s clothing, homeware and beauty ranges and an M&S Foodhall.

But many stores are now standalone Foodhalls and in 2019, M&S launched five of these as part of the transformation of the business.

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Elon Musk's Bitcoin investment ripped to piece: 'It could have gone either way!'

Tesla is sitting on roughly $ 2.5billion (£1.79bn) worth of Bitcoin, according to a securities filing, giving the company a significant gain on paper only a few months after investing. The automaker said its investment in the cryptocurrency was worth $ 2.48billion (£1.78bn) at the end of March. The company’s CEO Elon Musk announced earlier this year that it had purchased $ 1.5billion (£1.07bn) worth of Bitcoin and that it was planning to accept the crypto coins as payment for its vehicles.
At the end of April, Tesla revealed it registered a net gain of $ 101million (£72m) from sales of Bitcoin during the quarter, helping to boost its net profits to a record high in the first quarter.

Tesla does not account for Bitcoin as a mark-to-market asset, meaning it only recognises an earnings benefit if it sells to lock in the gains.

In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, though, Martin Bamford, chartered financial planner at Informed Choice, warned Mr Musk’s move could have easily gone either way.

He explained: “[Bitcoin] is not an investment.

“It is purely speculative and it is something that doesn’t have any intrinsic value.

“It’s just based on whether or not someone is prepared to pay a higher price for what you owe.

“The problem with Bitcoin is also that it tries to do too many things at once.

“Some people treat it as a store of value, like gold. Others treat it as a currency and others as an investment.

“Unless it picks one function, it is likely to continue with this price volatility going all over the place.”

When asked about Tesla’s investment in the cryptocurrency, Mr Bamford said: “It is fascinating…

“They made more money from Bitcoin than selling cars.

“But again it was a speculative move.

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The video, titled ‘Bill Gates: The Bitcoin Panic of 2021’ rolled to the “earliest clip” of Mr Gates discussing the coin in May 2013.

He said: “I think it is a tour de force.

“It’s an area where governments are going to maintain a dominant role.”

The analysis then fast-forwarded to a 2021 interview with Mr Gates, to see how his opinion had changed.

He said: “I don’t own Bitcoin, I’m not shorting it, so I take a neutral view.

“Moving money into a digital form and getting transaction costs down is something the Gates Foundation does in developing countries.

But there we do it so you can reverse transactions, so you have total visibility of who’s doing what.

“But Bitcoin can go up and down just based on mania. You don’t have a way of predicting how it will progress.”

The video claimed the comments showed that Mr Gates is “clear in his mind” that Bitcoin is a “bubble which will burst”.

Express.co.uk does not give financial advice. The journalists who worked on this article do not own Bitcoin.

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Travel money warning: Expert shares top tips to avoiding 'getting ripped off'

Summer holidays could be in the future if Prime Minister Boris Johnson[1]‘s roadmap out of lockdown and subsequent “traffic light” system goes to plan. Ahead of this, many travel[2] firms are boasting some impressive deals for hopeful holidaymakers to snap up.
However, while Britons might end up making a saving when it comes to securing their dream getaway, they could end up losing out where they least expect it.

James Warner Smith, the senior personal finance editor at money.co.uk, has warned holidaymakers could end up “getting ripped off” if they don’t take some careful considerations when switching their pounds into foreign currency.

According to Mr Warner Smith, even if you’re whisking your family away on a last-minute trip, there is one holiday faux par travellers should avoid.

“Do not exchange money at the airport, their rates are almost always less favourable than you can get in advance,” he told Express.co.uk.

READ MORE: Prince Philip achieved travel milestone in the Arctic[3]

“Just make sure you double-check the opening times and which terminal the branch is in before you order.”

Travel money losses don’t just happen during the initial exchange, however.

Mr Warner Smith points out holidaymakers can often find themselves caught short mid-way through their vacation, and facing headache-worthy costs.

“Never be tempted to withdraw on a credit card abroad,” he warned.

“Holidaymakers can sometimes underestimate how much cash they need when abroad, and find themselves short on holiday.

“If you don’t buy all of your currency in advance and need to withdraw more abroad or even just buy something, you can be hit by foreign transaction charges on your card – effectively paying to spend money.

“This is particularly painful for smaller transactions, with a £3 fee potentially applied each time you take money out or spend on your card.

“The typical percentage fee charged is about 2.99 percent, sometimes with a minimum amount, although balanced against that is the fact you are getting the same exchange rate as the bank.”

The warning is also extended to shoppers, especially when eyeing up souvenirs that boast price tags in sterling

“At all times beware anyone offering to let you ‘pay in pounds’ when abroad,” said the travel money expert.

“That lets the seller or even the ATM set its own exchange rate, and you can bet it won’t be in your favour.

“By contrast, when you pay in the local currency you get the Mastercard or Visa exchange rate – which almost always works out cheaper even after any fee your card provider adds.”

According to Mr Warner Smith, the key to avoiding these expenses is opting for a travel money card.

Travel money cards act much like debit cards, but can be topped up online, and promise no fees for spending or adding extra money.

They are also widely available, with high street travel money providers including the Post Office offering their own version.

“It doesn’t matter how good you are at budgeting or how savvy you are with your cash, you should take a backup card of some kind on every holiday,” continued Mr Warner Smith.

“Use either a pre-paid travel card that you can use when needed, some debit card will also allow you to withdraw cash and spend with no extra fees so check with your bank before travelling to ensure you don’t get caught out.

“It is also important to make sure you withdraw your money from a cash machine that does not charge heavy commission fees.”

For Britons who are eying their next holiday, Mr Warner Smith suggests hunting for the perfect travel money card sooner rather than later.

“The simplest way to make sure you get a good deal is to get the right travel card now that you can top up nearer the time or even when on holiday itself using online banking,” he concluded.

“Some of these also let you transfer cash into your chosen currency ahead of time, letting you lock in good rates when you see them.”


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These High Rise Ripped Jeans Similar To Megan Fox’s Are Currently On Sale For Under $40

Spring is here & which means it’s officially ripped jeans & T-shirt weather & we have the perfect pair that you will want to rock every day!

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Megan Fox tried the ripped jeans trend when she rocked a pair of light-wash Ksubi Chlo Wasted Overkast Khaos Jeans styled with a long black Nour Hammour Gia Embellished Trench & heels. (DIGGZY / SplashNews.com)

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