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Vice Reporters and Film Crew Accused of Breaking Into Bedroom in Home of 8Chan Owner

The accusation was made by the verified 8Chan Twitter account, which said that the reporters and their crew entered Watkin’s bedroom before being ordered out of the property.

Earlier this month Vice published an article about 8Chan referring to it as the place where “racists get radicalized.”

“Sites like 8chan and others where racists can get radicalized online are key to counterterrorism efforts, experts say, but in a Wednesday hearing on domestic terrorism, U.S. intel officials from the FBI, DOJ and DHS seemed fairly unfamiliar with those platforms — or what to do about them,” the article read.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/vice-reporters-and-film-crew-accused-of-breaking-into-home-of-8chan-owner/

DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: Mob of Somali 'Migrants' Attack Minneapolis Metro Riders with Hammers

RELATED: >>>/related/14

This will not make mainstream media and is already in the process of being expunged

8 - 10 Somali teens attacked Minneapolis Metro riders with hammers and crowbars A mob of eight to 10 males wielding hammers descended upon bystanders at the East Bank Light Rail station on Friday night injuring several, according to recorded police dispatch audio.

https://alphanewsmn.com/audio-mob-with-hammers-descends-on-minneapolis-east-bank-lrt-patrons/

The incident was apparently reported to 911 just before 10 p.m. on Friday according to the audio and other social media police scanner reports. A 9:48 p.m. Facebook post on 2nd Precinct Minneapolis Crime Watch page said that University of Minnesota (U of M) police were requesting assistance from Minneapolis police (MPD) and Metro Transit police for "a group of 8-10 males chasing people with hammers" and that some people were injured. A Facebook post a minute later on Minneapolis Scanner page said that the three police departments were responding to "multiple [911] calls" about "10-12 Somali teen males armed with hammers chasing people, " also with "several injuries reported." Both Facebook pages regularly post summaries of police scanner audio.

A person who claimed on social media to have been at the station when the incident occurred said that the group of males had "hammers and bars, " and that they seemed to be "attacking anyone who looked like they had money or were white." The witness, who said he isn't white, said he didn't want to "[take] on a bunch of dudes with blunt objects, " and that he "hurried an older white lady away" and they walked a few blocks to catch a bus.

My comment: Let's see this make news. It won't. And the story SHOULD BE: Ungrateful "refugees" with ZERO class living on welfare attacked people in a country that "saved them" because the people who saved them were white, and because they were white, they did not need to be thanked after giving the somalis their free handout. FACT: You can throw a wild chimpanzee it's favorite treat and in the next second, if you are not careful and it gets ahold of you, it will rip your arm off. How much different from that was this incident in Minnesota? DEPORT THEM ALL.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190521140941/https://alphanewsmn.com/audio-mob-with-hammers-descends-on-minneapolis-east-bank-lrt-patrons/

The intent for treason is five-fold, to destabilize and destroy America by the following:

1. Allowing Foreign Murderers, Thugs, Gangs Into America: https:// archive.fo/6Tek0

2. Allowing Foreign Infiltrators Into The Nation, Including Russia and China: https:// archive.fo/2mdIf

3. Allowing Foreign Troops To Invade And Hold Us Hostage: https:// archive.fo/UoZ9h

4. To Import Terrorists And Drug Cartels Into America: https:// archive.fo/Zpi2M

5. To Import Disease Into America: https:// archive.fo/QhVFR

Footware Companies Warn Consumers of Future Price Increases Due To New Tariffs

Footwear companies Nike and Adidas are publicly airing their grievances and having their say about President Trump's pending decision to slap tariffs on footwear made in China. The companies are calling the policy “catastrophic for our consumers, our companies and the American economy as a whole,” according to Bloomberg and a letter released publicly by the shoe industry’s trade association, the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America, on Monday.

Here’s the full letter released on Monday:

"Dear Mr. President:

As leading American footwear companies, brands and retailers, with hundreds of thousands of employees across the U.S., we write to ask that you immediately remove footwear from the most recent Section 301 list published by the United States Trade Representative on May 13, 2019. The proposed additional tariff of 25 percent on footwear would be catastrophic for our consumers, our companies, and the American economy as a whole.

There should be no misunderstanding that U.S. consumers pay for tariffs on products that are imported. As an industry that faces a $3 billion duty bill every year, we can assure you that any increase in the cost of importing shoes has a direct impact on the American footwear consumer. It is an unavoidable fact that as prices go up at the border due to transportation costs, labor rate increases, or additional duties, the consumer pays more for the product.

This significant tax increase, in the form of tariffs, would impact every type of shoe and every single segment of our society. In fact, our industry’s trade association, the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA), ran the numbers and the results are staggering. FDRA estimates your proposed actions will add $7 billion in additional costs for our customers, every single year. This dramatic increase would be on top of the billions Americans already pay as a result of the current tariff burden on footwear imports that was started in 1930.

High footwear tariff rates fall disproportionately on working class individuals and families. While U.S. tariffs on all consumer goods average just 1.9 percent, they average 11.3 percent for footwear and reach rates as high as 67.5 percent. Adding a 25 percent tax increase on top of these tariffs would mean some working American families could pay a nearly 100 percent duty on their shoes. This is unfathomable.

There have been suggestions that industries should quickly shift sourcing to countries other than China in the wake of these additional tariff threats. While our industry has been moving away from China for some time now, footwear is a very capital-intensive industry, with years of planning required to make sourcing decisions, and companies cannot simply move factories to adjust to these changes. Any action taken to increase duties on Chinese footwear will have an immediate and long-lasting effect on American individuals and families. It will also threaten the very economic viability of many companies in our industry.

On behalf of our hundreds of millions of footwear consumers and hundreds of thousands of employees, we ask that you immediately stop this action to increase their tax burden. Your proposal to add tariffs on all imports from China is asking the American consumer to foot the bill. It is time to bring this trade war to an end."

>>>/prepare/1

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/unfathomable-nike-adidas-pen-letter-trump-calling-proposed-tariffs-catastrophic

Arthur animated kids tv:Alabama Public Television bans gay wedding episode

Alabama Public Television (APT) has refused to broadcast a cartoon which shows a same-sex wedding.

The first episode of the 22nd series of children's programme Arthur features the character Mr Ratburn marrying his aardvark partner, Patrick.

But APT instead ran an old episode, and announced it had no plans to show the premiere.

Programming director Mike McKenzie said broadcasting it would break parents' trust in the network.

In a statement, Mr McKenzie said "parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision", and that children "younger than the 'target' audience" might watch without parental knowledge.

Show creator WGBH and broadcaster PBS reportedly alerted local stations in April about the episode, and Mr McKenzie said this was when they decided not to air the show.

US cartoon's gay wedding praised

Arthur is a joint Canadian/American series which debuted in 1996 about an eight-year-old anthropomorphic aardvark named Arthur Read and his friends, who live in the fictional Elwood City.

APT previously refused to broadcast a 2005 episode of the series which depicted Buster, a rabbit, visiting a girl who had two mothers.

Substitute teacher Misty Souder told news website AL.com that she and her daughter were disappointed the episode did not run and had contacted the network about it.

"I never thought I'd be going to battle for a gay rat wedding, but here we are," she said.

A 2018 Gallup poll showed 46% of people in Alabama identified as conservative, second only to Mississippi among all 50 states.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48350023

Massive North Korean Sex Trafficking Ring Exposed In China

Tens of thousands of North Korean women and girls are actively trafficked into the Chinese sex trade by criminal organizations, and are often forced to endure "systematic rape, sex trafficking, sexual slavery, sexual abuse, prostitution, cybersex trafficking, forced marriage and forced pregnancy," according to a new report.

Following an extensive investigation, the Korea Future Initiative found that victims are "commonly aged between 12-29 and overwhelmingly female." Many of them are sold more than once, and are "forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland."

Sex trafficking and exploitation is a $105,000,000 per year business for the Chinese underworld, according to the report.

"Victims are prostituted for as little as ¥30 Chinese Yuan ($4 United States Dollars), sold as wives for just ¥1000 Chinese Yuan ($146 United States Dollars), and trafficked into cybersex dens for exploitation by a global online audience."

"Pushed from their homeland by a patriarchal regime that survives through the imposition of tyranny, poverty, and oppression, North Korean women and girls are passed through the hands of traffickers, brokers, and criminal organisations" according to the London-based Korea watchdog group.

According to the report's author, Yoon Hee-soon, prostitution has overtaken forced marriage as the "primary pathway" into the sex trade for North Korean women and girls.

"Enslaved in brothels that litter satellite-towns and townships close to large urban areas in northeast China, victims are mostly aged between 15-25 and are habitually subjected to [[removed for indecency]]" said Hee-soon.

Girls as young as nine are forced to perform graphic cybersex acts and are sexually assaulted in front of webcams which are streamed to a global audience.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190521133918/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-20/north-korean-sex-slaves-forced-endure-rape-exploitation-and-forced-marriages-china

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-20/north-korean-sex-slaves-forced-endure-rape-exploitation-and-forced-marriages-china

Cops: Teen Kills Herself- Gunshot Through Mouth With Hands Cuffed Behind Her Back

WHAT THE FUCK?!!

According to the medical examiner's office in Virginia, a 19-year-old woman died from a gunshot wound through her mouth while her hands were cuffed behind her back. It was ruled a suicide.

The finding matched the account of Sarah Wilson's death by the Chesapeake Police Department that said she shot herself while officers were trying to detain her boyfriend.

Wilson was the passenger of a car pulled over by police on July 25, 2018. The 19-year-old's boyfriend, Holden Medlin, 27, was driving when they were stopped by two police officers, one patrol and one from narcotics. Separating the two from the car, one officer handcuffed Wilson while the other struggled to detain Medlin, who was reportedly combative and tried to flee the scene, as reported by WAVY in August.

While officers tried to get control of Medlin, Wilson was left alone and reportedly was able to get a gun, possibly from inside the car where she was a passenger, "contorted" her body and shot herself through the mouth while still wearing handcuffs, according to a police spokesman.

"She was handcuffed, and she managed to put a revolver in her mouth while handcuffed. That's what the investigator told me last night," the dead woman's mother Dawn Wilson told an ABC news station. "In all of her life I have never known of her to shoot a gun, own a gun, or even hold a gun."

Police were not able to explain how Wilson was able to get access to the gun and said it was not a police weapon. They reportedly tried to save Sarah Wilson's life after the gunshot but that she died at the location of the shooting.

Reports say one officer was wearing a body camera at the time of the stop but it was knocked off during the struggle with Medlin and turned off when it hit the ground. It was off during the shooting and did not capture the teen's death. After Medlin was detained, the camera was reattached and turned back on to record, police said but the Chesapeake Police Department declined to release the body camera footage.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Virginia confirmed to to WAVY that Wilson committed suicide and died from an "intra-oral gunshot wound."

Chesapeake police investigated the alleged suicide in July. A spokesman said the department concluded the investigation but declined to comment on the outcome.

Medlin reportedly swallowed a bag with possible drugs in it at the time of the arrest and is currently facing drug charges.

https://wgxa.tv/news/nation-world/police-woman-killed-herself-with-gunshot-through-her-mouth-while-hands-cuffed-behind-back?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=internal

Semen and Urine added to teachers food students arrested

Semen and Urine in teachers food. Students added semen and urine in teachers food, that food was eaten by teachers at a public school. several students are now under arrest

‘One student filmed some of it, and the video made its way around the school and fortunately to school administrators,’ said Tracy Whited, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

At least five people, all of whom are teachers or staff, have been identified as victims while authorities are questioning at least eight students.

Whited says any students found to have put fluids in the food could face felony assault charges.

http://www.ebolaoutbreakmap.com/listings/semen-and-urine-added-to-teachers-food-students-arrested/

Ebola Outbreak migrants arrive with Ebola Virus

Ebola Outbreak Map

http://www.ebolaoutbreakmap.com/

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today the President of Congo, the president just arrived from Congo Africa, where they are facing the second biggest Ebola Outbreak in history.

Secretary Pompeo expressed support for President Tshisekedi’s change agenda focused on fighting corruption, strengthening governance, advancing human rights and accountability for human rights abuses and violations, promoting stability and security, and attracting American investment in the DRC. President Tshisekedi committed to good governance and respect for human rights, building transparent institutions, and combating corruption in the DRC. They also discussed the importance of sustainable and responsible development of natural resources, combating the current Ebola outbreak, and responding to humanitarian crises.

Ebola Outbreak Map does not know if the president bodyguard staff, or the president of Congo employees were affected personally by Ebola virus, or if the employees are under Ebola virus monitoring in Washington DC or not. We can assume the probability of the employees being exposed to Ebola is likely given the fact that the staff are residents of Congo.

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5G Danger:Scientists Sound The Alarm About Health Effects As 5G Networks Go Up Nationwide

Even though many in the scientific community are loudly warning about the potential health effects that 5G technology could have on the general population, Verizon and AT&T are starting to put up their 5G networks in major cities all across the nation. Today, the total number of cell phones exceeds the entire population of the world, and the big cell phone companies are making a crazy amount of money providing service to all of those phones. And now that the next generation of cell phone technology has arrived, millions of cell phone users are looking forward to better connections and faster speeds than ever before. In fact, President Trump says that 5G networks will be up to 100 times faster than the current 4G networks that we are using right now…

https://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/5g-danger-hundreds-of-respected-scientists-sound-the-alarm-about-health-effects-as-5g-networks-go-up-nationwide

Pamela Turner, proclaimed pregnancy before being shot by officer wasn't with child

A Texas woman who screamed “I’m pregnant” before she was fatally shot by an officer Monday night – amid a struggle over his stun gun – was not actually pregnant, the Baytown Police Department said Tuesday.

Baytown Lt. Steve Dorris told Fox News the department has confirmed the 44-year-old woman was not pregnant, based on autopsy findings, but those findings haven't been officially released yet.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-woman-fatally-shot-police-taser-not-pregnant?

Nigel Farage hit by a milkshake in Newcastle city

Nigel Farage was struck by a milkshake on a visit to Newcastle city centre.

The Brexit Party leader was visiting the city ahead of the European elections on Thursday.

He was surrounded by security and activists but was struck by a protester close to Monument.

Mr Farage was crossing Blackett Street when he was hit by the drink by a male.

Several pro-Brexit politicians have been subjected to the same bizarre protest in recent weeks.

He could be heard saying to his security "this is a failure" and "how did that happen?" immediately after.

He was greeted by supporters and North East candidate Brian Monteith as he arrived on Northumberland Street.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/nigel-farage-hit-milkshake-during-16302021

Terror in Europe Has Increased 725 Percent Since Open Border Policies

DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION

Islamic terror attacks in Europe have increased a staggering 725 per cent between 2007 and 2017, a new report by CSIS has found.

CSIS, a national security think tank, looked at both successful and unsuccessful attacks. Their findings highlight the fact that Islamic extremism remains the biggest terror threat to the west.

Islamic extremist attacks in Europe increased 725% between 2007 and 2017. Read the @CSIS_Threats report on European terrorism: https://t.co/BaIUW98rFd pic.twitter.com/1afnxxAA4w

— CSIS (@CSIS) May 19, 2019

Summit.news reports:

https://summit.news/2019/05/20/new-report-finds-islamic-terrorism-in-europe-has-increased-by-725-per-cent/

The numbers also show that 2017 saw the highest number of Islamic terror attacks in modern European history.

“Obviously nothing to do with mass migration,” tweeted Donald Trump Jr. in response to the report.

However, the report also highlights right-wing terror, asserting that 2017 saw the highest number of far-right attacks in Europe since 1994.

“Despite the growing anti-immigrant rhetoric from the far-right, the report found that terrorist attacks rarely involve newly-arrived refugees or asylum seekers,” states the report.

Fantastic; So that means it’s mostly the supposedly “integrated” migrants who are carrying out the attacks?

The assertion that newly arrived migrants are rarely involved in terror attacks is also rendered meaningless by simple math.

Given that there are far more migrants already in European countries than new arrivals, obviously the greater number of existing migrants are going to responsible for the vast number of terror attacks.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190521192545/https://newspunch.com/islamic-terror-europe-increased-725-percent/

Russia To Build Their Own Internet Without Any Access To Outside World

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed into law a "sovereign internet" bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country's internet, a move decried by rights groups.

Russian lawmakers insist the new law is necessary to ensure the security of Russia's online networks but critics say the vaguely worded bill gives new censorship powers to government monitors.

The text of the law was published Wednesday but it will not come into effect until November.

The measures include creating technology to monitor internet routing and to steer Russian internet traffic away from foreign servers, ostensibly to prevent a foreign country from shutting it down.

The authors of the initiative say Russia must ensure the security of its networks after US President Donald Trump unveiled a new American cybersecurity strategy last year that said Russia had carried out cyber attacks with impunity.

Thousands of people recently rallied in Russia against this and other bills that critics say aim to restrict information and communication online.

Separately, Putin in March signed controversial laws that allow courts to fine and briefly jail people for showing disrespect towards authorities, and block media for publishing "fake news".

The laws are part of an ongoing Kremlin clampdown on media and internet freedoms that has seen people jailed for sharing humorous memes. This is the exact kind of censorship going on in the UK and much of Europe today too.

https://archive.fo/6lMmu

https://www.france24.com/en/20190501-putin-signs-controversial-internet-law

'WHATSAPP WILL NEVER BE SAFE': TELEGRAM BOSS ATTACKS FACEBOOK-OWNED MESSAGING APP

>'Looking back, there hasn't been a single day in WhatsApp's 10-year journey when this service was secure,' claims Telegram founder Pavel Durov

A huge security flaw with WhatsApp that compromised the privacy of 1.5 billion users this week will not be the last and may not even be the worst incident of its kind, the founder of rival messaging app Telegram has warned.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/whatsapp-privacy-telegram-alternative-messaging-app-pavel-durov-a8916326.html?

Hundreds Of Respected Scientists Sound The Alarm About Health Effects As 5G Networks Go Up Nationwid

5G MASS MURDER RELATED: >>>/related/12

Even though many in the scientific community are loudly warning about the potential health effects that 5G technology could have on the general population, Verizon and AT&T are starting to put up their 5G networks in major cities all across the nation. Today, the total number of cell phones exceeds the entire population of the world, and the big cell phone companies are making a crazy amount of money providing service to all of those phones.

President Trump claimed that 5G networks will be up to 100 times faster than the current 4G networks that we are using right now…

But in order to achieve such vastly 'superior' performance, 5G networks will use technology that is completely different from 4G networks.

5G waves are “ultra high frequency” and “ultra high intensity”, but they are also easily absorbed by objects such as buildings and trees. So although cell towers will be much, much smaller, but they will also have to be much, much closer together than before. According to CBS News, it is estimated that the big cell phone companies will be putting up at least 300,000 of these small towers, and it has been projected that it will cost hundreds of billions of dollars to fully set up the 5G network nationwide.

Needless to say, there is a tremendous amount of money at stake, and the big cell phone companies are trying very hard to assure everyone that 5G technology is completely safe.

Today, there is a growing body of scientific evidence that indicates that the electromagnetic radiation that we are constantly being bombarded with is not good for us. Hundreds of scientists that are engaged in research in this area have signed the “International EMF Scientist Appeal”, and this is how that document begins…

"We are scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF). Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices. These include–but are not limited to–radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF)."

In the next paragraph, we are told that “cancer risk”, “genetic damages”, “functional changes of the reproductive system”, and “neurological disorders” are some of the health risks that have been discovered by the scientific research that has been conducted so far…

"Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life."

Because the 5G towers are going to be so powerful and so close together, it will essentially be like living in a closed radiation chamber 24 hours a day.

Over in Israel, one scientist has discovered that the surface of the human body actually draws in 5G radiation “like an antenna”…

What’s further disturbing about 5G radiation is how the human body responds to and processes it. Dr. Ben-Ishai from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem discovered as part of a recent investigation that human skin acts as a type of receptor for 5G radiation, drawing it in like an antenna.

“This kind of technology, which is in many of our homes, actually interacts with human skin and eyes,” writes Arjun Walia for Collective Evolution about the study.

A recent large study by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) exposed large groups of lab rats and mice to RF energy over their entire bodies for about 9 hours a day, starting before birth and continuing for up to 2 years (which is the equivalent of about 70 years for humans, according to NTP scientists). The study found an increased risk of tumors called malignant schwannomas of the heart in male rats exposed to RF radiation, as well as possible increased risks of certain types of tumors in the brain and adrenal glands.

Will you be willing to risk your life in order to have better connections and faster speeds?

https://archive.fo/T9H0Z

https://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/5g-danger-hundreds-of-respected-scientists-sound-the-alarm-about-health-effects-as-5g-networks-go-up-nationwide

North Korean women 'forced into sex slavery' in China

Thousands of North Korean women and girls are being forced to work in the sex trade in China, according to a new report by a London-based rights group.

They are often abducted and sold as prostitutes, or compelled to marry Chinese men, says the Korea Future Initiative.

The trade is worth $100m (£79m) a year for criminal organizations, it says.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48340210

Trump warned by most influential economics thinktank:escalation of the US-China trade war will kill

Donald Trump has been warned by the west’s most influential economics thinktank that further escalation of the US-China trade war would unleash significant damage for the American economy, as well as the rest of the world.

The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that an intensification of the dispute between Washington and Beijing would likely knock as much as 3% off the level of global GDP by 2021-22.

Under such a scenario, the hit to the world economy from higher tariffs could be quantified at almost $10 trillion

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/may/21/trump-china-trade-war-us-economy-oecd-tariff

Illinois Now Faces Depopulation Crisis, Too Many Residents Leaving and Low Birth Rates

A Centers for Disease Control report on the drop in births nationally has experts worried about its impact on the country’s fiscal and economic situation. Fewer young people could mean a shrinking population and a workforce too small to support the country’s ever-growing number of retirees.

If that’s a problem nationally, then it’s a full-on crisis in Illinois. According to separate U.S. Census data analyzed recently by Wirepoints, Illinois’ birth rate has fallen faster than the national average since the turn of the century. And that’s a real issue given the state’s massive pension debts and its declining population.

Barring structural pension reforms, Illinois will be trapped in a downward spiral where growing government debts fall on fewer and fewer people.

According to the CDC, the number of U.S. births nationally declined to a 32-year low in 2018. The reasons for that were varied; teens and hispanic women are having less children while the increase for older women (ages 40-44) has slowed, among other factors. Births in the U.S. have fallen in 10 of the last 11 years.

State-level data from the U.S. Census Bureau confirms that negative birth trend and shows just how worse off Illinois is compared to other states.

It also captures an additional factor on state births the national average doesn’t: the potential effects of domestic migration. As more millennials move out of Illinois, there’s likely to be a negative impact on births. Illinois lost a net of 107,000 millennials and their dependents to other states between 2012 and 2016, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service. And a Brookings Institution report found Illinois and West Virginia were the only two states in the nation to lose millennials between 2010 and 2015.

Compared to 2001, Illinois births have dropped 20 percent. Wirepoints covered that drop in a recent study: Illinois’ demographic collapse: fewer immigrants, fewer babies and fleeing residents.

Illinois’ drop in births has been more dramatic than in most states in the nation. In 2001, the state’s births per 1,000 residents put Illinois 12th-best in the nation. But by 2018, the state’s ranking had fallen to 30th.

In contrast, most of Illinois neighboring states improved their birth rankings over the 2001-2018 period.

Illinois’ drop in births, combined with a 50 percent drop in international immigration and record domestic outmigration, has resulted in a shrinking Illinois population five years in a row.

https://www.rt.com/news/459643-opcw-leaked-report-syria/

https://newspunch.com/hollywood-stars-question-msm-silence-over-leaked-opcw-report-on-douma-chemical-attack/

Xenophobic Japs force natural brown haired japs to dye hair black

In late April, a petition, written in both Japanese and English, was launched on the Change.org platform, directly inspired by Pantene's campaign, called #What's Wrong With My Hair? Stop Telling Students To Dye Their Hair Black (In the original Japanese: #この髪どうしてダメですか? 地毛の黒染め指導はやめてください ). According to the organizers:

"In this signature campaign, we will focus on 'the issue of the instruction of forcing natural hair dye black.' We will work on the issue throughout positive 'talk' with not only students and teachers but also an entire society. The collected signatures will be submitted to the Governor of Tokyo and the Chairman of the Board of Education of Tokyo, and we would like to help to eliminate 'the issue of forcing natural hair dye black."

The Change.org page also makes the point that with foreign nationals under 18 currently accounting for 400,000, or about 1 in 50 in Japan (Ministry of Justice statistics on foreign nationals published June, 2018), the issue of hair color also concerns biracial children, and schools requiring them to submit "Natural Hair Color Certificates" or to dye their natural hair black can be considered a form of discrimination.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/petition-launched-to-stop-forcible-hair-dyeing-from-natural-color-to-black-in-japanese-schools

EXPOSED!:Satellites to monitor air pollution generated by every power station in the world

Google's non evil section to help

Air pollution monitoring is to be revolutionised[sic] with the launch of a new satellite system capable of tracking the damaging greenhouse gas emissions coming from every large power station in the world in real time.

The project, developed by nonprofit emissions reduction software company Watt Time, will use a global network of satellites to measure carbon dioxide emissions and then make the data public.

It is backed by Google’s philanthropic wing, Google.org which has provided a $1.7m (£1.34m) grant.

Watt Time’s stated aim is “to use the resulting data both to hold polluting plants accountable to environmental standards, as well as to enable advanced new emissions reduction technologies.”

The company will work alongside other nonprofit companies to interpret, use and publish the data.

“Far too many power companies worldwide currently shroud their pollution in secrecy. But through the growing power of artificial intelligence (AI), our little coalition of nonprofits is about to lift that veil all over the world, all at once,” said Gavin McCormick, the firm's executive director.

“To think that today a little team like ours can use emerging AI remote sensing techniques to hold every powerful polluter worldwide accountable is pretty incredible.

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/satellites-power-station-emissions-climate-change-space-google-watt-time-a8922241.html

DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION! DHS AND ICE NOW FLOODING UNITED STATES WITH ILLEGAL ALIENS!

DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/related/14

HELL BENT ON DESTROYING AMERICA, the Department of Homeland 'Security' (DHS) has released about 9,000 illegal invaders into the interior of the United States over the last eight days, federal data confirms this treason.

Catch and release totals obtained by Breitbart News confirm that between May 6 through May 13, roughly 9,000 border crossers and illegal aliens were released into a variety of American communities by DHS. This indicates that at least 1,100 illegal invaders have been released into the country every day in the past week.

Today, there are anywhere between 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living across the country — the majority of which are concentrated in states like California, New York, Florida, Texas, and Illinois. And they breed like rabbits.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/ice-hire-contractor-transport-225000-migrant-shelters

https://web.archive.org/web/20190517192747/https://www.foxnews.com/us/ice-hire-contractor-transport-225000-migrant-shelters

HELL BENT ON DESTROYING AMERICA, the Trump regime is looking to hire a private contractor that will be responsible for transporting approximately 225,000 illegals, gangbangers and terrorists to rob and kill citizens across the country over the next five years as they wait for their asylum claims to be processed.

ICE is seeking services of a highly Anti-American contractor that “fully embraces the philosophy” of treating this country like a dumping ground or landfill!

The treasonous and unproductive company will be hired with US TAXPAYER MONEY to transport approximately 60,000 illegals PER YEAR. Thats right, they are now openly destroying our borders and ignoring America's immigration laws. Nothing more than high treason!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/16/homeland-security-releases-9k-illegal-aliens-into-u-s-in-8-days-1-1k-released-every-day/

https://web.archive.org/web/20190517192843/https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/16/homeland-security-releases-9k-illegal-aliens-into-u-s-in-8-days-1-1k-released-every-day/

The intent for treason is five-fold, to destabilize and destroy America by the following:

1. Allowing Foreign Murderers, Thugs, Gangs Into America: https:// archive.fo/6Tek0

2. Allowing Foreign Infiltrators Into The Nation, Including Russia and China: https:// archive.fo/2mdIf

3. Allowing Foreign Troops To Invade And Hold Us Hostage: https:// archive.fo/UoZ9h

4. To Import Terrorists And Drug Cartels Into America: https:// archive.fo/Zpi2M

5. To Import Disease Into America: https:// archive.fo/QhVFR

BOOM! Bayer-Monsanto Now Faces Criminal Investigation And OVER 10,000 Lawsuits For Major Crimes

MONSANTO MEGADEATH RELATED: >>>/related/11

For over a decade, Monsanto has been engaged in building and maintapining “hit lists” of journalists, lawmakers and regulators to be taken out if they opposed the evil agenda of GMOs and toxic glyphosate weed killer chemicals that now inundate the world food supply. Any influential person who opposed the Monsanto agenda was subjected to one or more of the following:

Attempted bribery

Death threats and intimidation

Character assassination through well-funded “negative P.R.” campaigns

Defamation via coordinated Wikipedia attacks, run by Monsanto operatives

Career destruction, such as getting scientists blacklisted from science journals

Being doxxed, having their home addresses publicized and their families and co-workers threatened

In other words, Monsanto has been running a “black ops” division for over ten years, spending perhaps $100 million or more on efforts to silence, destroy or assassinate anyone who interfered with the agricultural giant’s market dominance.

Now, the criminal mafia activity that Monsanto has carried out for years is finally being exposed as law enforcement closes in on the crimes of this evil agricultural giant now owned by Bayer, a corporation that appears to be making an effort to “clean house” and end the Monsanto crimes that targeted journalists, lawmakers and regulators with intimidation and bribery campaigns.

“French prosecutors said on Friday they had opened an inquiry after newspaper Le Monde filed a complaint alleging that Monsanto – acquired by Bayer for $63 billion last year – had kept a file of 200 names, including journalists and lawmakers in hopes of influencing positions on pesticides,” reports Reuters.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190517225637/https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-15-bayer-discovers-black-ops-monsanto-internal-investigation-law-enforcement-criminal-charges.html

The $2 billion jury award against Monsanto that was just handed down by a California jury has been widely reported by the very same media that, for years, blacklisted any criticism of Monsanto, GMOs or glyphosate herbicide.

They did that because Monsanto ran a “black ops” division that bribed and threatened journalists across the country while keeping a “hit list” of which journalists to pay off or threaten with violence. Bayer has now become aware of this “black ops” division of Monsanto and has publicly apologized for its operation. In a public apology message posted on its website, Bayer also says it has shut down the operation and cut ties with the black ops service providers, which we know included actual corporate-funded “death squads” that targeted journalists, lawmakers and regulators.

With the black ops division shut down, U.S. journalists are no longer threatened with being killed by Monsanto for running news that’s critical of the corporation. This is one reason why negative news about the Roundup / glyphosate court cases is receiving so much coverage now.

With the American public now watching all this coverage and learning about the links between glyphosate exposure and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (a form of cancer), Bayer is likely to be hit with a new wave of lawsuits due to the “snowball effect” of increased media coverage in the United States. Potentially tens of thousands of people who have been diagnosed with NHL cancer are suddenly realizing they were exposed to glyphosate, too. No doubt many of them are finding law firms to pursue legal action against Bayer.

By our estimates, Bayer is currently being hit with 20 – 30 new lawsuits each business day, adding up to hundreds of new lawsuits a month and thousands each year. With Roundup / glyphosate still being sold at retail stores across America, glyphosate exposure will continue to cause cancers among potentially millions of people, many of whom will no doubt end up filing suit against Bayer.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190517225808/https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-16-media-has-turned-against-monsanto-and-bayer.html

/n/ᵐᵒᵈ here... Let's Start a Banner Contest!

It's been pretty boring and predictable around here for quite awhile, so I'd like to spice things up a bit, starting with a banner contest.

little andy mcgovern finally busted me using picsart and pretending to be him a few days ago, so I'll just admit that I'm fast becoming a picsart faggot too, thx to u guise, and lay down the rules of the contest…

All banners submitted ITT for this contest will be considered for adding to the banner rotation. Users may vote on which banners they like the most or the least by replying to a submission post with the word 'pepper' for an upgoat, or the word 'sage' for a downgoat. The top 3 banners will be added to the rotation. Sorry I can't give you a better "prize". I'm only the ᵐᵒᵈ.

There will also be prizes for those submitting the banners voted as worst. The 3 banner-posters recieving the most downgoats will be '''banned from /n/ for one week.

You have today and tomorrow to make banner submissions in this thread for them to be considered. All banners must be exactly 300 X 100, less than 500 kb, and can be .gif, .jpg, or.png.

have at it guise!

Let's spice things up here on /n/!

https://nᵐᵒᵈ-has-banner-contest.fag

Billionaire Robert F. Smith pledges to pay Morehouse College class of 2019’s student debt

https://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/robert-f-smith-morehouse-college-class-of-2019-student-debt

"Billionaire technology investor Robert F. Smith pledged Sunday to eliminate the student debt for the entire graduating 2019 class at Morehouse College.

Smith, the founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners and Morehouse's commencement speaker on Sunday, announced that his family was setting up a grant to eliminate all student loans for the graduates.

Smith, who has an estimated net worth of $5 billion, founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000, a private equity firm that invests in software, data, and technology-driven companies."

After working at Air Products & Chemicals, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and later at Kraft General Foods as a chemical engineer, where he earned two United States and two European patents, he attended Columbia Business School. Smith earned an MBA with honors specializing in finance and marketing. From 1994 to 2000, he joined Goldman Sachs in technology investment banking, first in New York City and then in Silicon Valley.

New Zealand mass shooting on immigration was voted out of office

Far-right Senator Fraser Anning was voted out of Australia's Parliament just two months after he made international headlines for blaming the New Zealand mosque attacks on Muslim immigration.

Anning was later egged by a teen boy during a press conference in Melbourne. Several news outlets witnessed the incident, footage of which shows the teen cracking an egg over his head. The senator responded by punching the 17-year-old teen, who was then tackled to the ground by Anning's supporters in the crowd.

https://www.businessinsider.com/far-right-australian-politician-fraser-anning-blame-muslim-immigration-voted-out-of-office-2019-5?

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Sierra Leone: What is life like for the prostitutes of Freetown?

Two prostitutes who work on the streets of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, tell their stories.

Charity groups say they have seen a rise in the number of young girls working in the sex trade in the West African country since the Ebola outbreak ended at the beginning of 2016.

Video journalist: Charlotte Pamment

Correspondent: Paul Adams

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48342229

Sierra Leone: What is life like for the prostitutes of Freetown?

Two prostitutes who work on the streets of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, tell their stories.

Charity groups say they have seen a rise in the number of young girls working in the sex trade in the West African country since the Ebola outbreak ended at the beginning of 2016.

Video journalist: Charlotte Pamment

Correspondent: Paul Adams

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48342229

Exeter Cathedral bans Ukip candidate Carl Benjamin from European election hustings

>Authorities accused of ‘hating freedom of speech and interfering in the election by de-platforming people’

Ukip has condemned as “outrageous” a decision by Exeter Cathedral to ban one of its candidates from hustings for the European elections.

Cathedral chiefs said the presence of Carl Benjamin may be a risk to public order after he became the subject of protests.

Far-right activist Mr. Benjamin, who is standing as an MEP in the South West England region, had three milkshakes thrown at him in three days while out campaigning last week.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/carl-benjamin-ukip-ban-exeter-cathedral-european-election-hustings-milkshake-a8920741.html?

Pregnant athletes 'punished' by Nike

>The runner joins a chorus of American athletes who say Nike froze their sponsorship when they became pregnant.

British runner Jo Pavey has revealed Nike stopped her sponsorship money immediately when she told the sportswear company she was pregnant.

The European 10,000m champion told Sky News female athletes were being "punished" by their sponsor for starting a family.

https://news.sky.com/story/pregnant-athletes-punished-by-nike-says-champion-british-runner-jo-pavey-11721817

C-60 What is it Really?

I had a chance to talk with Bob Greska the inventor of Greska’s Carbon 60 about possible uses of C-60 during the Grand Solar Minimum along with uses and results that he has seen as he developed his no solvent single molecule C-60.

Bob Greska Home Page C-60 www.c-60.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx8x9Qq-K6w

 

Man who threw milkshake at nigel farage charged with assult and criminal damage

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9113950/nigel-farage-milkshake-newcastle-charge/

A CORBYNISTA who lobbed a £5.25 milkshake at Nigel Farage on the election trail has been charged with common assault.

The Brexit Party leader raged at his security team after the hipster Corbyn fan slung a salted caramel drink over him in front of jeering bystanders in Newcastle.

The attack has been widely condemned by other politicians, with Brexit minister James Cleverly saying people should debate rather than "assault political opponents".

Jo Cox's widower Brendan Cox also spoke out, saying that politicians should be able to "campaign without harassment, intimidation and abuse".

Mr Farage - whose fledgling Brexit party is leading opinion polls - is touring the UK ahead of European parliament elections on Thursday.

Theresa May to reveal new Brexit deal

https://archive.is/JvPFV

Theresa May is to set out the details of her “new deal” on Brexit in a speech at 4pm as she paves the way for a last-ditch attempt to take Britain out of the EU before she leaves Downing Street.

The prime minister’s spokesman said cabinet had discussed, “alternative arrangements, workers’ rights, environmental protections, and further assurances on protecting the integrity of the UK in the unlikely event that the backstop is required”.

However, much of the focus will be on whether the government has moved far enough on customs arrangements and the prospect of a second Brexit referendum to win over Labour MPs.

May told her cabinet colleagues on Tuesday: “The withdrawal agreement bill [Wab] is the vehicle which gets the UK out of the EU and it is vital to find a way to get it over the line.”

The discussion lasted more than two hours, against the backdrop of clashing comments from the chancellor, Philip Hammond, and the leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

Asked about Hammond’s speech, in which he is expected to say that a no-deal Brexit would be a betrayal, May’s spokesman said that option remained a “plausible” outcome and preparations for it would continue.

Ford Will Lay Off 7,000 White-Collar Workers

Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs, or about 10% of its salaried staff worldwide, as part of a cost-cutting effort it says will save the company about $600 million a year.

Ford (F) says workers will begin to be notified of cuts starting Tuesday, and the terminations will be completed by the end of August. About 2,400 of the jobs cuts are in North America, and 1,500 of the positions will be eliminated through a voluntary buyout offer.

Ford has been making cuts over the past several months as part of a massive restructuring that is expected to cost thousands of jobs across the globe. The company committed last year to spending $11 billion to reshape its business, hoping to boost sales overseas and modernize its fleet of vehicles by focusing more on electric and autonomous driving tech.

But Ford has been slow to give details of how it will spend the $11 billion and what jobs might be cut as part of the restructuring of the business. It has said it will close three plants in Russia, one factory in Europe and another in Brazil. But it has said the moves announced so far represent only about $1 billion of the $11 billion restructuring it plans to do.

In March, the company said it was cutting roughly 5,000 jobs in Germany through a "voluntary separation" program. It also said it would cut a number of jobs in the United Kingdom, but did not provide more information about those positions at that time.

Ford faces pressure to improve its profitability. Its profit margin has lagged those of some competitors. It has announced the costs of commodities it buys, such as steel and aluminum, have increased about $1 billion annually after tariffs were imposed on those products, even though it sources most of those raw materials from domestic mills.

Because of its restructuring efforts Ford's stock is up by about a third so far this year, though its was slightly lower in morning trading on the news. Still, that's more a reflection of how low Ford shares were coming into the year.

The 7,000 white-collar jobs equateto about 10% of Ford's salaried staff worldwide.

Ford's market value of $41 billion is only slightly higher than that of Tesla (TSLA), an automaker a fraction of its size that has rarely posted a profit. And it's worth about 40% less than Uber (UBER), which only recently went public and has yet to report a profit.

But Ford and the rest of the auto industry is facing a lot of pressure to prepare itself for the future. The major automakers all have to buy into new technology and plan for a world full of self-driving cars and customers who would rather buy rides than autos themselves. They also face competition from tech companies that are also interested in the market, like Tesla and Alphabet's (GOOGL) Waymo.

"It's Ford today. It was GM. All the automakers are looking to do this," said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst with Cox Automotive. "Everyone cut to the bone during the great recession, then they beefed up since then. They have to figure out how do you wring more money out of today's business to free up money for future business. The problem is we don't know when that future business will pay off."

Ford is playing catch-up with other automakers, which are further along in their ambitions for electric and self-driving vehicles. It does not currently offer any battery-only electric vehicles, because it halted production of the electric Focus when it discontinued production of the gas version of that vehicle. It lags some other automakers in the race to bring self-driving vehicles to the market, though like other automakers it does have test versions of those vehicles on the road.

So Ford is looking to make new alliances as it restructures its business. It's teamed with Volkwagen to develop new products, and recently announced a $500 million investmentin Rivian, which plans to debut an electric truck next year.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/20/business/ford-layoffs/index.html

Holy Pinocchio! Vice Reporters Break Into Home of Jim Watkins With Camera Crew

Vice correspondents Lani Levine and Elle Reeve have been accused of breaking into a bedroom in the Philippines home of 8Chan owner Jim Watkins with a camera crew.

The accusation was made by the verified 8Chan Twitter account, which said that the reporters and their crew entered Watkin’s bedroom before being ordered out of the property.

.@elspethreeve with a filmmaking crew just broke and entered into Jim's bedroom and were ordered out of the property. @elspethreeve and her producer @lani_levine have now protected their tweets.

The Filipino authorities have already been notified. pic.twitter.com/mppgbhGOlT

— 8chan (8ch.net) (@infinitechan) May 18, 2019

The tweet said that Watkins has notified authorities.

Both Levine and Reeve have now set their Twitter accounts to private.

Earlier this month Vice published an article about 8Chan referring to it as the place where “racists get radicalized.”

“Sites like 8chan and others where racists can get radicalized online are key to counterterrorism efforts, experts say, but in a Wednesday hearing on domestic terrorism, U.S. intel officials from the FBI, DOJ and DHS seemed fairly unfamiliar with those platforms — or what to do about them,” the article read.

8Chan, much like 4Chan, is an anonymous imageboard that was the 3,857th most visited site in the world in 2018. It has gained more notoriety since the Christchurch shooting in March, as the shooter had posted a link to a livestream and his manifesto on the website. The Poway synagogue shooter had also posted a manifesto on one of the boards prior to his attack.

Vice has not yet responded to the allegations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pzCX0ISjYY

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/vice-reporters-and-film-crew-accused-of-breaking-into-home-of-8chan-owner/

Communistfornia Threatens Car Ban!

California might ban gasoline-powered cars if the federal government goes ahead with a plan to relax emission and fuel economy standards, Bloomberg reports, citing the chair of the Communist Air Resources Board.

“CARB will be exploring ways to ensure communities get the reductions of air pollution they so desperately need to keep the air clean and breathable – and continue to fight climate change,” Mary Nichols said.

“That might mean, for example, tougher requirements for low-carbon fuels, looking at tighter health-protective regulations on California refineries, doubling down on our enforcement efforts on mobile and stationary sources – and might lead to an outright ban on internal combustion engines.”

The fight over fuel economy standards has been going on since the Trump administration said it planned to freeze the standard at 2020 levels and is part of a wider confrontation between the state and the federal administration that has since Trump’s inauguration seen California file as many as 49 lawsuits against the federal government. Of these, almost half, or 24, are against policies by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The situation is a little ironic for California. It is the state with the strictest emission rules and also the state where most of the nation’s electric vehicles are sold. It is, however, at the same time the state with the most total car sales and its pollution levels are among the highest.

In fact, the state is home to eight of the ten most polluted cities in the United States. And emissions from transport are on the rise.

Banning gasoline cars in the country’s largest car market does not sound like the most rational approach to tackling this rising pollution. It sounds more like a tit for tat approach to a conflict that has been unfolding since Donald Trump entered the White House. It seems, by the way, that California is getting as good as it is giving: the federal government earlier this week pulled out funding to the tune of US$929 million for the construction of a high-speed railway claiming California had failed to make any real progress on the project since the agreement for it was inked back in 2010.

https://archive.fo/pzk3I

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-20/california-threatens-gasoline-car-ban

178 cats found in West Bloomfield home for largest hoarding case in Oakland Co history

One-hundred and seventy-eight cats were removed in the largest animal hoarding case in Oakland County history.

Animal control officers removed the massive number of cats from the 1700 block of Elsie Drive between April 24 and May 17. To date, they have humanely euthanized 60 cats due to severe illness or aggression.

"This is the worst animal hoarding case I have seen in my entire career," said Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center Manager Bob Gatt. "These cats were living in deplorable conditions. They were not provided with the adequate care necessary to maintain good health."

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/178-cats-found-in-pontiac-home-largest-animal-hoarding-case-in-oakland-county-history-

Elspeth Reeve With a Filmmaking CrewJjust Broke and Entered into Jim's Bedroom

Elspeth Reeve @elspethreeve with a filmmaking crew just broke and entered into Jim's bedroom and were ordered out of the property. @elspethreeve and her producer @lani_levine have now protected their tweets.

The Filipino authorities have already been notified.

https://twitter.com/infinitechan/status/1129674534775209985

AMD confirms its processors are immune to ZombieLoad

AMD has taken the opportunity to twist the knife regarding Intel’s current security woes, reminding customers (and potential buyers) that it doesn’t suffer from any of the latest vulnerabilities to have plagued the latter’s chips. While at the same time, news has emerged that Intel’s mitigations across all speculative execution vulnerabilities have a much heavier performance impact than AMD’s.

In a statement, AMD reminded us all that its processors do not suffer from ZombieLoad or similar ‘MDS’ (microarchitectural data sampling) variants because they are protected at the hardware level.

AMD noted: “At AMD we develop our products and services with security in mind. Based on our analysis and discussions with the researchers, we believe our products are not susceptible to ‘Fallout’, ‘RIDL’ or ‘ZombieLoad Attack’ because of the hardware protection checks in our architecture. We have not been able to demonstrate these exploits on AMD products and are unaware of others having done so.”

more here:

https://www.techradar.com/news/amd-confirms-its-processors-are-immune-to-zombieload

Facial recognition technology: should we be worried?

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban law enforcement bodies from using facial recognition technology (FRT) in any way.

With police forces across the UK rolling out FRT trials - with the prospect of making it permanent - should we be worried about the technology's potential effect on our freedom?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/05/15/facial-recognition-technology-should-worried/?

AL JAZEERA GETS TWITTER TO SILENCE CRITICS OF ITS VIDEO IMPLYING JEWS BENEFITED FROM HOLOCAUST

The Qatar-funded Al Jazeera news network published a video questioning the Holocaust and implying that Jews have benefited from it.

Then, when Western media caught them and published translations, Twitter agreed to censor the westerners’ translated versions, invoking Al Jazeera’s copyright.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/20/twitter-al-jazeera-holocaust/

Doctors end life support for French patient in landmark right-to-die case

Doctors stopped giving food and water to French quadriplegic Vincent Lambert on Monday, lawyers said, renewing a fierce debate over the right to die that has split his family and country.

The 42-year-old former psychiatric nurse has been in a vegetative state since a motorcycle accident in 2008. He has almost no consciousness but can breathe without a respirator and occasionally moves his eyes.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-life-lambert/doctors-to-end-care-for-french-patient-in-landmark-right-to-die-case-idUKKCN1SQ15G?

Chinese state media hits out at 'fabricated' U.S. tech claims

The United States has “fabricated” accusations that China forces firms to hand over technology in exchange for market access, China’s top Communist Party newspaper said on Saturday, the latest salvo in a bitter trade war.

China announced this week it would retaliate against a move by Washington to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports amid complaints Beijing had done little to resolve U.S. concerns about the theft of intellectual property and the forced transfer of technology to Chinese firms.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-technology/china-paper-says-u-s-s-forced-tech-transfer-claims-are-fabricated-idUSKCN1SO035

COMEDY GOLD: Neptune Replaces Ethiopian Children With Yemeni Tots

Even though there are only four people who visit/n/, thousands of them have loved Johnny Neptune's trademark comparisons between 'starving Ethiopian children food critics' and 'videogame sissies who offer advice about women'.

"It's my favorite comparison ever", said one /n/ reader who prefers to remain anonymous "it's the only reason l come to /n/, obviously."

Reports have surfaced that Neptune will now be replacing his signature 'Ethiopian child's with the more current 'Starving Child From Yemen'.

"I can't wait", said somebody who has no choice but to wait, but still makes statements about his inability or refusal to wait.

"Everybody loves it when Neptune compares us to Starving Ethiopian Children who stand outside of busy restaurants, critiquing the menu", said the /n/ reader, "it's a perfect comparison to one of us complaining about women."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/04/yemen-famine-feared-as-starving-children-fight-for-lives-in-hospital#img-1

Alabama Votes To BAN All Abortions, Doctors Face Life In Prison If They Abort Babies

ALABAMA lawmakers last night passed a near-total ban on abortions - including in cases of rape and incest while promising to jail doctors for LIFE who carry out the procedures.

State governor Kay Ivey, a Republican, will make the final decision on whether to enact the controversial law after local senators voted in favour by 25 to six.

If it's signed off, the new law will make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy - punishable by up to 99 years in jail.

The only exception would be when the woman’s health is at serious risk.

The historic legislation is designed to go against the US Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalised abortion nationally.

This means it will likely be challenged in the courts - but if backed by the current conservative-led US Supreme court, could see abortions banned across America.

Senators in the Republican-led chamber rejected an attempt to add an exception for rape and incest - even of underage children - at the vote in Montgomery, Alabama, on Tuesday.

Democratic Sen. Bobby Singleton said after the amendment was rejected: "You don’t care anything about babies having babies in this state, being raped and incest.

“You just aborted the state of Alabama with your rhetoric with this bill."

The bill's sponsor, Republican Terri Collins, said she expects Gov Ivey to sign the ban into law.

Ivey has not publicly commented on what she’ll do - but the large margin in favour of the bill means any veto she might bring in to block it could be easily overturned.

Republican Sen. Clyde Chambliss said in a statement after the bill’s passage: “Roe v. Wade has ended the lives of millions of children."

https://archive.fo/xFz0l

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9077828/alabama-ban-abortion-rape-incest-cases/

Apartment Complex Begins Identifying Dog Shit With DNA Tests

In order to dissuade dog owners from not cleaning up after their dogs, the Parcels at Crosstown Concourse are requiring them to bring in their dog for registry with a DNA database.

According to a letter sent out to residents, dog owners living at the Parcels must bring their pet into the front office by June 3 to register them for a program called Poo Prints.

Poo Prints, according to their website, is a commercial service that uses pet DNA registry to help with waste management.

Dogs' cheeks are swabbed in order to collect a DNA sample, which then goes into a registry.

Feces left behind by dogs can then be easily tested to identify the dog and their owner.

The letter sent out by The Parcels says that owners matched to dog poo left on the ground will be fined $150.

Should residents not register their pets by the June 3 deadline, they will be fined $150.

Failure to pay the fine in either instance is grounds for rental agreement termination, the letter says.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2019/05/17/memphis-apartments-do-dna-testing-dog-poo-owners/3705245002/

Young dad died after being trapped in cinema seat in UK complex

Four Americans and a Canadian pilot were killed when a small plane went down off the coast of Roatan island in Honduras, officials said Sunday.

Armed Forces spokesman Jose Domingo Meza confirmed the nationalities of those who died in Saturday's crash.

The Piper Cherokee Six plummeted into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from the popular tourist destination of Roatan en route to the port of Trujillo. The military said in a statement that rescue boats with police divers and firemen recovered four bodies within minutes of the crash, and transported another to a hospital, where he died shortly after of internal injuries.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12232560

Handwritten wills of Aretha Franklin would be binding

A piece of spiral notebook paper allegedly written on March 31, 2014, is something thought never to have existed before now.

In August Aretha Franklin died of pancreatic cancer at 76 years old.

At the time her family and her longtime attorney David Bennett thought no will was ever written, but the first line of newly found documents may prove otherwise.

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/attorney-newly-found-handwritten-wills-of-aretha-franklin-would-be-binding

: Memphis police purchasing new technology to hack into suspects' phones

Cell phones contain private information and most of us keep it locked with a password.

FOX13 Investigates has learned the Memphis Police Department just bought new technology to hack into suspect's cell phones.

The device is so secret neither the company that makes it nor the MPD will discuss it. Both believe it can help solves crimes in which a cell phone contains vital evidence.

https://www.fox13memphis.com/news/fox13-investigates/fox13-investigates-memphis-police-purchasing-new-technology-to-hack-into-suspects-phones/950964923

Facebook is using its trove of data on 2.4 billion people to build maps to help fight diseases

>Facebook is using its hoards of data on two billion-plus.

Some of this data is drawn from Facebook's own proprietary t ..

Read more at:

https://www.businessinsider.in/Facebook-is-using-its-trove-of-data-on-2-4-billion-people-to-build-maps-to-help-fight-diseases/articleshow/69409821.cms?

NASA’s Juno just discovered that Jupiter and Earth have something important in common

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has delivered some of the most stunning glimpses of the gas giant that mankind has ever seen, but it’s also taught scientists a lot about how the planet works. We now know that its storms stretch far deeper into the planet than previously assumed and that Jupiter’s lightning is a lot like the kind we see here on Earth.

Now, data gathered from Juno has shed light on another aspect of Jupiter that seems a lot like Earth. In a new paper published in Nature Astronomy, scientists reveal that Juno’s readings of Jupiter’s magnetic field differ from observations made by past missions. This suggests that the planet’s magnetic field is actually changing in small but important ways, much like the shifts we see in Earth’s own magnetic field.

https://bgr.com/2019/05/20/jupiter-magnetic-field-juno-nasa/

Formula One legend, Austria’s Niki Lauda dies aged 70

>Formula One legend Niki Lauda was not a quitter.

After a horrific car crash that disfigured him for life he went on to win races, and he weathered the crash of a passenger jet during his time as an airline entrepreneur.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/motor-sport/formula-one/formula-one-legend-austrias-niki-lauda-dies-aged-70/news-story/63e3d91f1d0746ec430ecd7d41e2ae98

China Threatens To Ban Rare-Earth Exports To US Over Trade War

BE PREPARED: >>>/prepare/1

Back in April of 2018, when the trade war with China was still in its early stages, we explained that among the five "nuclear" options Beijing has to retaliate against the US, one was the block of rare-earth exports to the US, potentially crippling countless US supply chains that rely on these rare commodities, and forcing painful and costly delays in US production as alternative supply pathways had to be implemented.

As a result, for many months China watchers expected Beijing to respond to Trump's tariff hikes by blocking the exports of one or more rare-earths, although fast forwarding one year later this still hasn't happened. But that doesn't mean it won't happen, and overnight President Xi Jinping’s visit to a rare earths facility fueled speculation that the strategic materials will soon be weaponized in China’s tit-for-tat war the US.

As Bloomberg reported overnight, shares in JL MAG Rare-Earth surged by the daily limit on Monday after Xinhua said the Chinese president had stopped by the company in Jiangxi, a scripted move designed to telegraph what China could do next.

The reason for the dramatic market response is that the presidential visit flags policy priorities, and "rare earths have featured in the escalating trade spat between the U.S. and China." Specifically, as Bloomberg notes, China raised tariffs to 25% from 10% on American imports, while the U.S. excluded rare earths from its own list of prospective tariffs on roughly $300 billion worth of Chinese goods to be targeted in the next wave of measures. And just in case the White House missed the message, Xi was accompanied on the trip to JL MAG by Liu He, the vice premier who has led the Chinese side in the trade negotiations.

Why does China have a clear advantage in this area? Simple: the U.S. relies on China, the dominant global supplier, for about 80% of its rare earths imports.

The visit “sends a warning signal to the U.S. that China may use rare earths as a retaliation measure as the trade war heats up,” said Pacific Securities analyst Yang Kunhe. That could include curbs on rare earth exports to the U.S., he said.

https://archive.fo/yM09p

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-20/xi-sends-trump-message-rare-earth-export-ban-coming

Luxury cat food recalled after pets and owners develop bovine tuberculosis

>Two owners and around 50 cats infected by Natural Instinct's wild venison product, vets believe

A gourmet cat food sparked an outbreak of a deadly strain of tuberculosis which affected around 50 animals and at least two of their owners, veterinary scientists believe.

The “natural” wild venison cat food was recalled nationwide by Natural Instinct, which marketed it as a healthier option to regular pet food.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cat-food-recall-tuberculosis-wild-venison-natural-instinct-university-of-edinburgh-a8920606.html?

Thousands gather in France, worldwide for annual march against Monsanto

Thousands of protesters gathered across France and in over 30 cities around the world to march against the activities of Bayer-Monsanto and other agrochemical giants on Saturday, while Monsanto lost its third lawsuit in the US.

Since 2013, environmental activists and other protesters have organized the annual March Against Monsanto in cities in France and across the world, demanding agriculture free of pesticides and toxic agrochemicals.

https://www.france24.com/en/20190519-france-monsanto-bayer-world-wide-march-environment-planet-roundup-glyphosate

LGBT school lessons protests "We are not Homophobic People"

Schools across England have received letters opposing the teaching of relationships and sex education (RSE) and LGBT equality, the BBC has learned.

Protests started in Birmingham and letters, predominantly from conservative Muslims, have been sent to a number of schools elsewhere.

One campaigner said relationship lessons due to start in schools in 2020 "proselytize a homosexual way of life".

Supporters of the lessons said there was a "lot of misinformation".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-48294017

Italy’s Catholic establishment faults Salvini for rosary

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Monday defended his invocation of God at a political rally, after Italy’s Catholic establishment criticized it as a cynical exploitation of faith ahead of European Parliament elections this weekend.

Salvini brandished a rosary and entrusted Italy to the Virgin Mary at a rally on Saturday, which featured a host of far-right European leaders. He spoke glowingly of St. John Paul II and retired Pope Benedict XVI for having tried to remind Europe of its Christian roots.

https://cruxnow.com/church-in-europe/2019/05/20/italys-catholic-establishment-faults-salvini-for-rosary/

Egypt explosion: Tourists on bus injured near Giza pyramids

An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people near the Grand Egyptian Museum, next to the pyramids in Giza.

South African tourists are among the injured. Most of those hurt suffered minor injuries, while three were treated in hospital, officials say.

A device went off close to the museum fence as the bus was passing.

It is not yet known who was behind the bombing but Islamist militants have attacked tourists in Egypt in the past.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48328793

Rise in global sea levels could have 'profound consequences'

Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica,

The long-held view has been that the world's seas would rise by a maximum of just under a meter by 2100.

This new study, based on expert opinions, projects that the real level may be around double that figure.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48337629

Massacre at bar in north Brazil

>Several customers escape injury by hiding in the back of the building

Eleven people have been shot dead in a “massacre” in northern Brazil, according to officials.

Police said at least seven masked gunmen fired into a bar in the Guamá neighborhood of Belém on Sunday afternoon.

Five women and six men, including the owner, were fatally wounded, local media reported.

Another man was injured in the attack.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/belem-brazil-shooting-massacre-bar-dead-killed-latest-a8921246.html?

GRUMPY CAT IS DEAD !!!

The famed kitty first found internet fame in 2012, and went on to become a household name with everything from plush toys and books to her own movie

Here’s something to be grumpy about: Grumpy Cat, the furry feline who started as an Internet meme sensation before becoming a household name, has died. She was 7.

Grumpy’s caretakers — Tabatha Bundesen, her brother Bryan Bundesen and her daughter Crystal Bundesen, all of Morristown, Arizona — announced the news on Friday morning in a touching message to the cat’s more than 12.4 million followers across social media.

https://people.com/pets/grumpy-cat-dead-obituary/

Bangladesh bans fishing for 65 days to save fish

The government told the BBC that all types of fishing vessels would be covered by the ban and coast guards would enforce it from Monday.

Thousands of fishermen have planned protests - arguing that they will be left without a source of income.

The ban - lasting from 20 May until 23 July - is timed to occur with the breeding season.

"These resources will deplete one day if we do not use them sustainably," fisheries and livestock minister Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune. "We should let fish grow and breed. Otherwise, we will have to suffer in the future."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48335509

The ‘holy grail’ of plastic?

>Like Lego, it can be broken down in an acid bath and reassembled into different shapes, colors, and textures

The “holy grail” of plastic – a material that can be repeatedly recycled without any loss of quality – has been created by scientists.

Placed in an acid bath, it can be fully broken down into its component parts.

Like lego, these monomers can then be reassembled into different shapes, colors, and textures, according to the scientists at California’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who created it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-berkeley-holy-grail-of-plastic-recycling-a8906296.html?

Iran hits back at Trump for tweeting 'genocidal taunts'

The Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has hit back at Donald Trump’s “genocidal taunts” after a strongly worded warning from Trump that Tehran should not think of attacking the US.

Trump tweets threat: 'If Iran wants to fight, that will be the end of Iran'

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“Goaded by #B_Team,” Zarif wrote on Twitter, in an apparent reference to Trump advisers such as John Bolton, “@realdonaldTrump hopes to achieve what Alexander, Genghis & other aggressors failed to do. Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. #EconomicTerrorism & genocidal taunts won’t ‘end Iran’.”

He added: “#NeverThreatenAnIranian. Try respect – it works!”

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said late on Monday he favoured talks and diplomacy but not under current conditions, according to state news agency IRNA. “Today’s situation is not suitable for talks and our choice is resistance only,” Rouhani was quoted as saying.

Trump said on Monday provocations by Iran – which he called the “No. 1 provocateur of terror.” – would be met with “great force,” but that he was also willing to negotiate.

https://news.yahoo.com/britain-tells-iran-not-provoke-united-states-trump-115636067--business.html

The antibiotic industry is broken

A world without antibiotics is horrible to contemplate. They underpin much of modern medicine and are essential for patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, organ transplants or common surgeries such as cesarean sections. Yet the global rise of antimicrobial resistance, exemplified by the spread of Candida auris—the latest infection terrorizing hospitals—and super-resistant gonorrhea, is alarming. Resistance could kill 10m people a year by 2050, up from 700,000 today. This week a un commission recommended immediate and coordinated action to avoid a calamity whose economic cost, the World Bank reckons, could rival that of the financial crisis of 2008-09.

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2019/05/04/the-antibiotic-industry-is-broken

Xbox Community Standards Updated to Discourage “problematic” Content, Behavior

Microsoft updated the code of conduct for using Xbox Live with a new Community Standards Page over on the official Xbox website. The updated page went live on May 1st, 2019, outlining the encouragement of safe “trash talk” and discouraging “problematic” content and behavior.

The outlines consist of topics such as:

1. Keep it Legal

2. Do Your Part To Keep Everyone Safe

3. Turn That Spam Into Substance

4. Keep Your Content Clean

5. Fraud Benefits No One

6. Where There Are Limits, There’s A Reason

7. Harmful Behavior Has No Place On Xbox

8. Respect The Rights Of Others

9. Always Respect The Privacy of Others

10. Be A Force For Good, Even When Others Aren’t

If some of those sound reasonable and others sound like “sensitivity training” ushered in by Social Justice Warriors, then you hit the nail on the head. For example, there’s a section telling gamers to be “welcoming and inclusive”. This is not a joke.

more here:

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2019/05/xbox-community-standards-updated-to-discourage-problematic-content-behavior/83290/

Tanzania to impose plastic bag ban on tourists

>More than 30 African countries have legislated to control usage through bans or taxes

Tourists are being warned to avoid bringing plastic bags to Tanzania from June 1st, when a ban will go into force throughout the country.

The Tanzanian government has issued a notice saying all plastic carrier bags will be prohibited from being “imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in mainland Tanzania”.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/tanzania-to-impose-plastic-bag-ban-on-tourists-1.3898650

U.A.E. Says It Won’t Be ‘Baited’ Into Iran Crisis as Tensions Mount

The United Arab Emirates “won’t jump the gun” and accuse Iran of sabotaging ships off its coast, a senior government official said, as rising tensions in the Gulf stoke concerns the region is teetering on the brink of another war.

In an hour-long briefing, the U.A.E.’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, struck a cautious tone, stressing his country is “very committed to deescalation” and would exercise “caution and prudence” in a “brittle, difficult” situation. He said an investigation of the attack on the four ships, which includes Saudi and Norwegian vessels, was being assisted by American and French investigators and should wind up within days.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-16/u-a-e-won-t-be-baited-into-crisis-with-iran-as-tensions-mount

Nigel Farage hit by milkshake protest on Brexit Party campaign trail

Nigel Farage has been struck by a milkshake wielded by a protestor in Newcastle as he campaigned for the European elections.

The Brexit Party leader was visiting the city ahead of the European elections, which take place on Thursday when he was hit.

He was heard afterward saying "this is a failure" and asking his security: "How did that happen?"

https://www.businessinsider.com/nigel-farage-hit-by-milkshake-protest-on-brexit-party-campaign-trail-in-newcastle-2019-5?

Outdoors cats take toll on bird numbers

By Dave Golowenski For The Columbus Dispatch

Posted May 4, 2019 at 8:31 PM Updated May 4, 2019 at 8:31 PM

A plump eastern phoebe, its dark head and tail-pumping on display as it flitted from bush to pine to bush in the yard last week, was making itself conspicuous enough to be tracked by a stalking cat.

The cat, which belonged to the yard or the yard to the cat, was not hungry. Yet the otherwise-docile feline, like some sort of Manchurian Candidate, was acting out what the killer in his brain was directing him to do.

As was the phoebe, a devourer of insects but not of cats, unlike a few of its more robust feathered kin. The cat, earthbound, turned out to be not much more than an inconvenience to the phoebe as it fluttered toward taller timber ostensibly on a migratory mission that could lead as far as the boreal north of Canada.

Moving on was one of the things the phoebe’s brain was telling it to do. Many hundreds of millions of bird brains currently are conveying a similar message.

Migration requires running an ancient gantlet of birds, mammals and reptiles dead set on waylaying a warm, bloody meal. In modern times, moreover, the feathered migrants that travel hundreds, sometimes thousands, of miles from their winter digs to their summer nesting sites encounter numerous unnatural ways to perish.

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Unnaturalness can be traced to humans.

Domestic cats, it must be said, stand paramount among the previously abnormal causes of bird deaths. True it is that cats naturally go after birds. Yet before European colonists brought them to the Americas, no cats but native cats — larger, their numbers in check and wired for a different survivalist pursuit — roamed the landscape.

Closer to today, an estimated annual median of 2.4 billion deaths by cat count as the biggest human-caused contributor to bird mortality, reported a 2013 study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. On the side, domestic cats, with an estimated population of far more than 100 million, were estimated to kill a median of 12.3 billion small mammals yearly.

A high percentage of the small-animal deaths was wrought by domestic cats turned free-ranging and feral.

Not in question is that 92 species of the 1,027 protected under the 100-year-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act are listed federally as either endangered or threatened, the USFWS reports. Among a number of species not listed, populations have been trending downward.

One-third of North American species need “urgent conservation action,” concluded a 2016 report by the U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative, a consortium of government and nongovernment organizations.

https://www.dispatch.com/sports/20190504/outdoors--humans-and-their-cats-take-toll-on-bird-numbers

Huawei's Android loss: How it affects you

The restrictions being placed on Huawei's access to the Android operating system will cast a long shadow over Tuesday's launch of the Chinese company's latest handsets.

The firm has invited press from across the globe to London to witness the unveiling of its Honor 20 Series smartphones.

The BBC understands the devices will still offer the full Android experience - including use of Google's own app store.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48334739

Australian finds A$100,000 gold nugget using metal detector

An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4kg (49oz) gold nugget with a metal detector while wandering Western Australia's goldfields, say locals.

A shop in Kalgoorlie shared pictures of the rock online, estimated to be worth A$100,000 (£54,000; $69,000).

The unidentified man was an experienced local hobbyist, shop owner Matt Cook, told the BBC.

Finds of this scale by prospectors are known to happen a few times a year, experts say.

About three-quarters of the gold mined in Australia is produced in and around the Kalgoorlie region.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-48331769?

Plants are doing their best to save mankind, but they can’t do it alone

We humans are great at a number of things and very, very bad at several others. For example, we’re pretty terrible when it comes to managing our waste and cleaning up after ourselves and, on a related note, we’re really good at producing carbon as a result of burning various fuels for energy. In fact, we just hit a rather frightening new milestone in our CO2 emissions, and scientists universally agree that the planet is warming as a result.

https://bgr.com/2019/05/17/photosynthesis-levels-worldwide-climate-change-carbon/

Hostility to men and elderly people could become hate crimes

Hate crimes are offences motivated by prejudice against someone's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

But should other so-called "protected characteristics" be included as well?

Last month, it was announced that a review by the Law Commission would look at whether offences driven by misogyny - dislike, contempt or ingrained prejudice against women - should be treated as hate crimes.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45870948?fbclid=IwAR23KOotoBSHQxYkXxyL6LOtILmAwI1jxlj4qzAA-rM4NCT3ag5QYnST8f4

Blocking Hate Sites Like 8chan Only Makes Them Stronger

Like the gunman who killed 50 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques in March, the man who killed one person in a Poway, Calif., synagogue on April 27 announced his intentions on 8chan, an anonymous online message board with a reputation for violent extremism. In the wake of these and other murders, calls to shutter such sites have only grown louder.

Several Australian ISPs blocked 8chan right after the Christchurch, New Zealand, attack. There have also been suggestions for ways websites like Facebook could stop linking to these spaces, as well as demands for censorship or taking the sites down completely.

http://time.com/5581701/should-we-block-hate-sites/

African Terrorists In Black Vests Invade France With Vows To Takeover Small Nation

THE DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION OF EUROPE CONTINUES!

Yesterday, hundreds of undocumented migrants took control of Terminal 2 of the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris France. Approximately 500 migrants seized the terminal.

“France does not belong to the French! Everyone has a right to be here!” one person can be heard yelling into a loudspeaker.

The protest was organized by the migrant support group “La Chapelle Debout,” which said their members call themselves “Black Vests.”

The group comes amid the country’s months-long “Yellow Vests movement” over tax reforms; French citizens are required to carry yellow vests in their vehicles for emergencies.

#Breaking: Just in - Reports that undocumented immigrants are protesting in the Charles de Gaulle Airport in #Paris right now and won't let people board their flights until they meet and talk with with the prime minister Édouard Philippe of #France, Riot CRS police on the scene. pic.twitter.com/fextoWCs6S

— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) May 19, 2019

The organized group released an official statement and warned this will not be the last effort such as this.

In an official statement, the group asked to meet with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe over the country’s asylum policy and the leaders of Air France. They demanded that the airline “stop any financial, material, logistical or political participation in deportations.”

Later Sunday, an Air France delegation met with the group, a member told local newspaper Le Parisien.

A migrant who took part in the protest warned it wouldn’t be the last.

“We have targeted Air France, and other actions will follow,” he told the paper.

The migrants are reported to have refused to allow passengers to board their planes until their demands were met. They were held back by riot police but actually got a meeting with a representatie of Air France.

What kind of precedent does this set? One tweet even suggests “Prime Minister Édouard Philippe caved into their demands and gave them all permanent legal status, though that hasn’t been confirmed.”

Currently there are no reports of arrests.

France does not belong to the French anymore, indeed.

https://archive.fo/nQWoL

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-20/hundreds-black-vest-migrants-seize-paris-airport-terminal-france-does-not-belong

Graphic Jim Carrey Artwork Depicts Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Being Ripped from Womb

Far-left actor Jim Carrey used Twitter to promote his latest violently graphic artwork over the weekend, depicting Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey as a fetus being sucked into a tube.

“I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama,” Carrey wrote, accompanied by a graphic image of a fetus-like Ivey about to be ripped from the womb.

Weighing in on the recent passing of a restrictive abortion law in the state of Alabama, Jim Carrey suggested fetuses of individuals such as Ivey should be terminated rather than allowed to live.

more here:

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/05/19/jim-carrey-artwork-depicts-alabama-gov-kay-ivey-being-ripped-from-womb/

Female Tweaker Pretends To Be Sheriff's Deputy, Helps BF Escape

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A woman from Arkansas now will spend time behind bars after she posed as a California sheriff to get her boyfriend out of jail.

Maxine Feldstein has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to forgery, third-degree escape and second-degree criminal impersonation, KFSM reported.

Feldstein gave fake paperwork to Washington County Detention Center last July. Jailers thought the paperwork was real and released Nicholas Lowe.

Lowe, according to court documents, told Feldstein to pretend she was a deputy from Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, KFSM reported.

He told Feldstein to tell Washington County officials California was “having issues with overcrowding and all low-priority extraditions have been suspended,” court documents stated.

Feldstein, who had bonded out of jail hours before, called the Washington County Jail, saying she was Ventura County Deputy L. Kershaw, KFSM reported.

Officials realized two days later they had been duped when a real Ventura County deputy called to pick up Lowe.

Law enforcement arrested the couple about a month later.

Lowe also pleaded guilty to third-degree escape and was sentenced to one year in prison, but was given credit for 167 days served. He will have a five-year suspended sentence once he’s released by the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

https://www.fox13memphis.com/news/trending-now/woman-poses-as-sheriff-releases-boyfriend-from-jail/950072382

Calves exported for Dutch veal brutally beaten, jumped on and hit in the face, hidden cameras reveal

>Illegal violence towards Irish calves exposed – as Ireland planning to increase numbers sent abroad

Veal calves from Ireland were beaten, hit in the face and jumped on by workers at a resting post for live exports in France, secret footage has revealed.

Some were kicked and hit so hard they collapsed in the shocking scenes filmed during an investigation into the treatment of live exports.

It is the first time such brutal and illegal violence towards animals sent to Europe has been caught by hidden cameras.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/calves-beaten-hit-video-footage-violence-animals-live-exports-europe-a8899631.html?

Transgender woman assaulted in Dallas last month shot dead

A transgender woman who was beaten in a Dallas parking lot last month was fatally shot on Saturday, according to police.

Dallas Police Major Vincent Weddington said that the woman, who was identified as Muhlaysia Booker, was found dead after police responded to a reported shooting at approximately 6:40 a.m. on Saturday.

“Upon arrival, officers found the complainant lying face down in the street — deceased from homicidal violence,” Weddington said at a press conference Sunday.

A transgender woman who was beaten in a Dallas parking lot last month was fatally shot on Saturday, according to police.

Dallas Police Major Vincent Weddington said that the woman, who was identified as Muhlaysia Booker, was found dead after police responded to a reported shooting at approximately 6:40 a.m. on Saturday.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/transgender-woman-assaulted-in-dallas-last-month-shot-dead

Paediatrician indicted on 65 charges of rape accusation

A Maryland pediatrician accused recently of raping a patient has since been indicted on 65 additional charges, including nine counts of child sex abuse.

Frederick County police and prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted Dr. Ernesto Torres after 11 more victims came forward after an initial indictment May 3. He was arrested Monday, their joint statement says. The latest indictment includes 43 counts of third-degree sex offenses.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/pediatrician-indicted-on-65-charges-after-rape-accusation?

17 Species of Bees Have Gone Extinct in the UK

>A new report that coincides with World Bee Day outlines the significant collapse of bee species in one of the "richest regions of bees in Britain"

Bees are an important part of our ecosystem, but many species are struggling to survive.

Coinciding with World Bee Day, the World Wildlife Fund released a new report outlining the significant collapse in the bee population of eastern England, which is one of the “richest regions for bees in Britain.”

https://people.com/pets/17-species-bees-gone-extinct-uk/?

Convicted Russian agent Maria Butina appeals for money in U.S. prison video

A Russian gun rights activist serving a U.S. prison sentence for acting as an unregistered foreign agent has released a video asking for money to help pay her legal costs.

Maria Butina was sentenced in April to 18 months after she admitted gathering intelligence on the National Rifle Association and other groups at the direction of a former Russian lawmaker.

In the video that appeared on social media, Butina speaks on a phone in a dormitory with bunk beds. She says her lawyer is filing an appeal and she asks for contributions to help pay him.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/20/world/crime-legal-world/convicted-russian-agent-maria-butina-appeals-money-u-s-prison-video

After 6 hours, climber who scaled Eiffel Tower in Paris taken into custody

The man who scaled the Eiffel Tower on Monday, triggering an operation to evacuate the 2,500 visitors on the monument, has been taken into custody, according to multiple reports.

The man, who has not yet been identified and whose motives remained unclear, clung to the Parisian landmark for more than six hours, the BBC reported.

>On Twitter, officials announced: “This afternoon's incident is over. The #EiffelTower will reopen tomorrow morning at 9.30am.”

https://www.foxnews.com/world/eiffel-tower-climber-taken-into-custody?

Iran Develops Firewall Against US-Israeli Anti-industrial Stuxnet Glow Worm

Iran says has developed an indigenous firewall securing its sensitive industrial facilities against Stuxnet, a cyber weapon widely believed to be made by the US and Israel and used in the past to target the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.

Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced the development on his Instagram page on Thursday.

The firewall, he said, has been designed and developed by young Iranian scientists, and successfully tested on industrial automation systems.

The firewall “practically neutralizes industrial [acts of] sabotage, such as [those potentially launched by] Stuxnet, in electrical grids and suchlike,” he wrote, adding, “By relying on [our] youths, we will turn threats into opportunities.”

The Washington Post reported in June 2012 that the US National Security Agency (NSA), its spy service CIA, and Israel’s military had worked together to launch Stuxnet against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

In late 2015, Iran's then Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaberi-Ansari, called the attacks that came in 2011 “illegal,” saying Tehran had never responded with “reciprocal cyber attacks.”

In November 2016, Iran’s top nuclear official said the cyber attack had worked against the US and Israel’s intended objectives and instead helped improve the Islamic Republic’s readiness against such acts of sabotage.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/16/596096/Iran-firewall-US-Israel-cyber-weapon-nuclear-Stuxnet

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Message to 2019 Graduates: ‘My Generation Has Failed You’

On Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was recently acclaimed as an even better leader than the legendary Steve Jobs, carved out a morning from his very busy schedule to deliver a commencement speech for the 2019 graduates of Tulane University in New Orleans.

Back in February, when Tulane confirmed Cook as its commencement speaker for this year, the university’s president Mike Fitts touted that the Apple CEO, who enjoys the reputation as one of the world’s most workaholic bosses, “represents the kind of success we hope all of our graduates can attain.”

But as soon as Cook stepped up to the podium on Saturday, his message to Tulane’s graduates became the very opposite of what was expected of him—instead of presenting himself as a role model for the young graduates in the audience, Cook encouraged them to challenge older generations’ successes and to find their own.

“In some important ways, my generation has failed you,” Cook said. “We spent too much time debating, too focused on the fight and not enough on progress.”

more here:

https://observer.com/2019/05/apple-ceo-tim-cook-tulane-2019-commencement-speech-climate-change/

Contact Info for Millions of Instagram Influencers, Celebrities, and Brand Accounts Leaked Online

A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities and brand accounts has been found online.

The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, was left exposed and without a password allowing anyone to look inside. At the time of writing, the database had over 49 million records — but was growing by the hour.

From a brief review of the data, each record contained public data scraped from influencer Instagram accounts, including their bio, profile picture, the number of followers they have, if they’re verified and their location by city and country, but also contained their private contact information, such as the Instagram account owner’s email address and phone number.

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https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/20/instagram-influencer-celebrity-accounts-scraped/

Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft sued over 'massive music piracy'

Visit any of the major digital music stores and you'll find unauthorized copies of songs for sale and streaming. The stores know this is happening, but don't seem to care. That's the claim being made in a lawsuit filed by the estate of well-known composer Harold Arlen.

As Forbes reports, the lawsuit was filed in the US district court of California with a very long list of defendants including Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Pandora, along with the music distributors they work with. It accuses the companies of selling over 6,000 unauthorized recordings of songs Harold Arlen composed and that this counts as "massive music piracy operations in the digital music stores and streaming services." The lawsuit goes on to claim that the defendants have "joined with notorious music pirates to sell and stream thousands of pirated recordings."

The piracy takes the form of recordings offered using alternative record labels at a cheaper price than the authorized copies. In some cases the cover art has been doctored to remove the legitimate record label logo.

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https://www.foxnews.com/tech/apple-google-amazon-microsoft-sued-over-massive-music-piracy

Nigel Farage pelted with a MILKSHAKE by ‘radicalised Remainer’ on Brexit party election trail

Nigel Farage was today pelted with a milkshake while on the election trail in Newcastle. The Brexit Party leader was left soaked after being hit with the drink in front of jeering crowds.

Furious Mr Farage could be heard raging "complete failure", adding: "you could have spotted that a mile away" and "how could this happen" as he was whisked away by his security. He later tweeted: "Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible.

"For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this."

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9113950/nigel-farage-milkshake-newcastle/

DHS warns of 'strong concerns' that Chinese-made drones are stealing data

Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in China, where it can be accessed by the government there, the US Department of Homeland Security warned in an alert issued Monday obtained by CNN.

The drones are a "potential risk to an organization's information," the alert from DHS's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency states. The products "contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed beyond the company itself."

The report does not name any specific manufacturers, but nearly 80% of the drones used in the US and Canada come from DJI, which is headquartered in Shenzhen, China, according to one industry analysis. US local law enforcement organizations and infrastructure operators have grown to rely on drones in recent years.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/20/politics/dhs-chinese-drone-warning/index.html

Google bars Huawei from some Android services after Trump order

Google Opens a New Window. revoked Chinese tech giant Huawei’s access to some elements of Android Opens a New Window. operating system and other proprietary services on Monday, threatening the world’s second-largest smartphone maker’s business amid trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

Future versions of Huawei devices will lose access to Google technical support and software, including apps such as Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps. The company is barred from Android services, except those available through open-source license.

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https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/google-huawei-ban-android-services-trump

Wikipedia Is Now Banned in China in All Languages

China has expanded its ban on Wikipedia to block the community-edited online encyclopedia in all available languages, the BBC reports.

An earlier enforced ban barred Internet users from viewing the Chinese version, as well as the pages for sensitive search terms such as Dalai Lama and the Tiananmen massacre.

According to Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), an internet censorship research group, the block has been in place since late April.

http://time.com/5589439/china-wikipedia-online-censorship/?

The Polar Silk Road Comes To Life As A New Epoch In History Begins

Speaking at China’s second Belt and Road conference in Beijing featuring 37 heads of state, Russia President Vladimir Putin unveiled the intention to unite Russia’s Northern Sea Route with China’s Maritime Silk Road. This announcement should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to the close strategic friendship between both countries since the 2015 announcement of an alliance between the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union and Belt and Road Initiative. This extension of the Maritime Silk Road represents a powerful force to transform the last unexplored frontier on the Earth, converting the Arctic from a geopolitical zone of conflict towards a new paradigm of mutual cooperation and development.

Putin gave a speech at the BRI forum on April 26 stating:

“the Great Eurasian Partnership and Belt and Road concepts are both rooted in the principles and values that everyone understands: the natural aspiration of nations to live in peace and harmony, benefit from free access to the latest scientific achievements and innovative development, while preserving their culture and unique spiritual identity. In other words, we are united by our strategic, long-term interests.”

Weeks before this speech Russia unveiled a bold plan for Arctic development during the conference Arctic: Territory of Dialogue on April 9-10. This bold plan ties to the “Great Eurasian Partnership”, not only extending roads, rail and new cities into the Far East, but also extending science and civilization into a terrain long thought totally inhospitable. At this Arctic conference, China and Russia signed the first scientific cooperation agreement together setting up the “China-Russia Arctic Research Center” as a part of the Polar Silk Road.

The Belt and Road Initiative has already won over much of Africa as BRI-connected rail, ports, and other infrastructure are providing a breath of fresh air to nations long held hostage by IMF/World Bank conditionalities. Pakistan and much of Southwest Asia are also increasingly on board the BRI through the growing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Seventeen Arab states consolidated 8 massive BRI infrastructure projects between April 15-16 and much of Latin America has also joined with hundreds of billions of dollars of infrastructure projects. Italy embraced this new BRI framework on March 23, and Greece joined the Central and Eastern European nations of the 16+1 alliance on April 9th. The Eurasian Economic Union is now in the final stages of a long planned economic treaty between China and the Russian-led economic block. Although America has been invited to the BRI on many occasions since its 2013 inception, no positive response has been permitted by the NATO-Deep State power structures manipulating the west.

While China’s activity in the Arctic is only manifesting now, its Arctic Strategy began many years ago.

China deployed their first Arctic research expedition in 1999, followed by the establishment of their first Arctic research station in Svalbard, Norway in 2004. After years of effort, China achieved a permanent observer seat at the Arctic Council in 2011, and began building icebreakers soon thereafter surpassing Canada and nearly surpassing the USA whose two out-dated ice breakers have passed their shelf life by many years.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-17/polar-silk-road-comes-life-new-epoch-history-begins

https://web.archive.org/web/20190518123037/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-17/polar-silk-road-comes-life-new-epoch-history-begins

The Democrats can’t let go of their Big Lie about Trump

No doubt you’ve heard a Democrat or two declare that President Trump is a “threat to our democracy.” Joe Biden used his campaign launch to up the ante, saying that the 2020 election is a “battle for the soul” of America and warning that if Trump gets a second term, “he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation.”

Ho hum. The suggestion that the president is the personification of evil and is destroying all that makes America exceptional has become so routine that it’s easy to ignore it. In fact, it’s a ­extraordinary charge, even for our nasty, turbulent times.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/michael-goodwin-the-democrats-cant-let-go-of-their-big-lie-about-trump?utm_source=newsprompt_chrome_extension

Dearborn city worker accused of racist online post about Muslim model

The city of Dearborn has the largest Muslim population in the United States and a city employee's racist comment on social media has him under fire.

The man is accused of making a disparaging post about a Muslim model on another news organization's Facebook page under the photo, saying "Cute picture should be on the cover of Camels are us."

It was attributed to Bill Larson, a part-time employee with the city's engineering department, and was directed towards Halima Aden, a Muslim, Kenyan-American woman who became the first model to wear a hijab and burkini for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/dearborn-city-worker-accused-of-racist-online-post-about-muslim-model

Klown dresses up as clown for his birthday and gives candy to kids:shit ensues

A Tennessee town was stricken with panic after residents reported seeing a man dressed in a clown suit handing out candy at various businesses, according to police.

The Clarksville Police Department posted a message to residents regarding the clown sightings Thursday.

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“The great clown mystery has been solved,” the Facebook post began.

According to the post, an old man dressed in a clown costume sparked fear in the community Thursday morning when he was spotted handing out candy to children.

Police were notified of the man's activities by a school resource officer after a couple of 5th graders alerted administrators that a man dressed as a clown had offered them candy on their way to school, according to a report from local news site Clarksvillenow.com.

Officers were able to locate the man shortly thereafter and discovered that he was celebrating his birthday the way he does each year — by dressing up as a clown and handing out candy to kids he doesn't know for a sit on his lap.

Officers followed up at locations where the man said he had visited earlier in the morning and verified his actions and whereabouts with business owners, who told police the man was very nice and is known to give out candy for any child who will sit on his lap.

Police determined that the man did not mean any harm other than the lap sitting and had no intentions of scaring people. “EVERYONE CAN NOW BREATHE!!!!” the Facebook post said.

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/whats-hot/man-dressed-as-clown-handing-out-candy-on-his-birthday-sends-town-into-panic

Violence as Tommy Robinson visits Oldham - this is what police have to say

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/objects-thrown-police-vehicles-smashed-16296570

Police cars were smashed by flying objects as violence erupted between protesters at an event organised by Tommy Robinson.

Hundreds of people gathered as the far right activist arrived in the Limeside area of Oldham on Saturday evening.

People reported seeing bricks and eggs being launched into the crowds as tensions flared on the residential roads around Seventh Avenue.

Scores of police officers, armed with shields and batons, attempted to separate both sides during the incident.

An eyewitness, who didn't want to be named, said: "I saw bricks being thrown into the crowds. There were police with shields and batons, and the Tactical Aid Unit were there.

"There were several dozen police. At the start there were eggs being thrown, but then people turned to bricks."

GOP Rep. Amash becomes first Republican to call for Trump's impeachment

"Michigan GOP Rep. Justin Amash said Saturday he had concluded President Donald Trump committed "impeachable conduct" and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public.

Amash's comments recommending Congress pursue obstruction of justice charges against Trump were the first instance of a sitting Republican in Congress calling for Trump's impeachment.

Amash is a rare GOP critic of Trump and previously said Trump's conduct in pressuring then-FBI Director James Comey could merit impeachment. In a Twitter thread on Saturday, Amash said he believed "few members of Congress even read" special counsel Robert Mueller's report and that the report itself established "multiple examples" of Trump committing obstruction of justice.

"Contrary to Barr's portrayal, Mueller's report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment," Amash said in a string of messages on Twitter."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/18/politics/justin-amash-trump-impeachable-conduct/index.html

Brexit Party SOARS in latest European polls while May’s Conservatives drop to FIFTH place

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1128299/Brexit-news-Brexit-Party-Nigel-Farage-European-elections-2019-latest-polls

A YouGov poll commissioned by The Times put the Brexit Party on 35 percent - one point up on last week. The same sample also showed second-placed Liberal Democrats overtaking the Labour Party, who now sit on 16 percent and 15 percent respectively. Meanwhile, Theresa May’s Conservatives sit on a paltry 9 percent as they remain behind the Green Party in fifth.

The fieldwork also represented the highest ever polling figures for Mr Farage’s party, who only formed in late January.

When their campaign ahead of the European elections officially launched in April, another poll from YouGov and The Times placed the Brexit Party on 15 percent - behind both Labour and the Conservatives.

But after packing out arenas all over the country for numerous rallies, the seemingly fringe party is now predicted to sweep its MEPs into Brussels.

Mr Farage told supporters in Merthyr, Wales today: “The reason we’ve got division in this country is that many in our establishment, far from respecting the (referendum) vote, have done everything they can in the last two years to overturn the greatest democratic exercise in the history of our nation.

Pentagon Requested Taxpayer Funding to Pay for Taliban Food, Transport to Peace Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration reportedly indicated this week that it wants American taxpayers to foot the bill for Taliban expenses incurred during the ongoing peace talks to end the Afghanistan war, but a Democrat-controlled House committee denied the request.

In a statement first reported by Roll Call, Kevin Spicer, a spokesman for Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-IN), claimed that the “the money would cover the Taliban’s costs for expenses such as transportation, lodging, food, and supplies,” adding:

>The Defense Department requested [the] fiscal year 2020 funding to support certain reconciliation activities, including logistic support for members of the Taliban and, in March 2019, they sent a notification letter to the Committee on using fiscal year 2019 funds for similar activities.

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https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/05/17/pentagon-requested-taxpayer-funding-pay-taliban-food-transport-peace-talks/

Vice reporter breaks into Jim Watkin's filipino home:and i aint even lyin'

Elle Reeve, known for Vice’s documentary about the Charlottesville alt-right tiki torch march where she had direct access to Chris Cuntwell apparently broke into Jim’s house and bedroom trying to get the scoop on 8chan.

.@elspethreeve with a filmmaking crew just broke and entered into Jim's bedroom and were ordered out of the property. @elspethreeve and her producer @lani_levine have now protected their tweets.

The Filipino authorities have already been notified.

http://archive.is/of6pq

Biden rejects Democrats’ anger in call for national unity

His party may be enraged by Donald Trump’s presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president in 2020 if they pick an angry nominee.

Facing thousands of voters in his native Pennsylvania for the second time as a 2020 contender, the former vice president offered a call for bipartisan unity that seemed far more aimed at a general election audience than the fiery Democratic activists most active in the presidential primary process.

Some believe that the angrier a candidate is the better chance he or she has to beat Trump, Biden told thousands of Democrats who gathered in downtown Philadelphia.

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https://www.apnews.com/254643092cb74f17a78e1a1c7974816c