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Kale is now one of the most pesticide contaminated vegetables

Often touted for being highly nutritious, kale has joined the list of 11 other fruits and vegetables known to be "dirty," according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group.

The watchdog group publishes its "Dirty Dozen" list annually, in which it ranks the 12 produce items that contain the highest amount of pesticide residues. The group analyzes data from the Department of Agriculture's regular produce testing to determine the list.

Ranked alongside kale on the list are strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.

The last time kale was included in the USDA's produce tests was 2009 and it ranked eighth on the Dirty Dozen list.

"We were surprised kale had so many pesticides on it, but the test results were unequivocal," said EWG Toxicologist Alexis Temkin in a release.

More than 92 percent of kale had residue from at least two pesticides after washing and peeling the appropriate vegetables, according to the report. Some had up to 18. Almost 60 percent of the kale samples showed residual Dacthal, a pesticide that is known as a possible human carcinogen.

Pesticides help protect crops against insects, weeds and infections, but research has shown a correlation between chemicals and health complications.

The group releases its "Clean Fifteen" list as well, highlighting the 15 produce items with the least amount of pesticide residue detected. It includes avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, frozen sweet peas, onions, papayas, eggplants, asparagus, kiwis, cabbages, cauliflower, cantaloupes, broccoli, mushrooms and honeydew melons.

Consumers should buy organic produce whenever possible to avoid pesticides, according to the report. But that shouldn't deter people who can't afford it from eating these items.

"The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure and all that fat food and alchohol that they drink," EWG Research Analyst Carla Burns said in a release.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/03/20/kale-is-now-one-of-the-most-pesticide-contaminated-vegetables.html

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New Zealand Shooting Thread

40 people killed in shootings at New Zealand mosques, prime minister says

EDIT: Number is officially up to 50 after they found a dead body behind one of the mosques.

https://archive.fo/OTNJv

>About 40 people were killed when at least one shooter opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday.

>New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said that four people had been taken into custody, three men and one woman. As of 5:47 p.m. local time (12:47 a.m. ET), authorities said that a lock down of local schools had been lifted.

>Bush said several explosives had been attached to vehicles. He added that there is no assumption the attack was contained to Christchurch.

>“This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” said the country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern. “Clearly what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”

>She said during a news conference that authorities currently believe about 40 people had been killed in the attacks. More than 20 others were seriously injured, she added.

>Witnesses told media that a man dressed in a military-style, camouflage outfit, and carrying an automatic rifle had started randomly shooting people in the Al Noor mosque.

>One Malaysian was injured in the attack, and three Indonesians survived the shooting while three more are unaccounted for, according to reports.

/k/ thread can be found here: >>>/k/656439

Archive of the original /pol/ thread: https://archive.fo/gCLYh (shooter was the OP)

Archive of Mark being an informant for three letter agencies: https://archive.fo/9eSdX

Archive of his twatter: https://archive.fo/TuT4U

The Manifesto: >>>/k/657298

This thread will remain stickied and cyclical for the next 48 hours unless I'm removed from my post or there's reason to do so. Information will be edited in at the earliest convenience. Duplicate threads are allowed for the time being so long as anon doesn't spam them.

EDIT: Not sure if you're reddit niggers or just shitposters, but fuck off with reporting "graphic content" and "terrorist propaganda." Do you think this shit is fucking social media?

EDITEDIT: I'll be busy through today. I'm aware of the nigger-tier one-line spam thinking they're hiding information even though it's all in the OP. Thread is still set to cyclical. "Report" your posts (don't use global report you faggot) if you have information you think is relevant to the OP.

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Vegas fem cop tells mental tranny to twerk, records cocks, fat shames :shit ensues

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer used police equipment to conduct records searches while on duty for friends and family, according to her arrest report, released Thursday.

Police arrested LVMPD patrol officer Rachel Sorkow Tuesday for five counts of felony misconduct, along with "capturing the image of the private area of another person," and indecent exposure, Metro police said.

The long list of crimes police said she committed while working for the department includes looking up addresses, arrest records, and license plate information on potential boyfriends or girlfriends of friends and family.

Police said she recorded seven videos of four people who were "in her control as a police officer." One video was of a man with a tear in his pants. In the video, he kicked a police car, which exposed his genitals. Sorkow used the squad car PA to tell the man to continue kicking the car while she recorded the video and distributed it to friends, the report said.

According to the report, Sorkow responded to a call of a mentally ill man wearing two dresses, with his hair in pigtails. In a video Sorkow recorded with her cell phone, she told him, "I just want to see you dougie and twerk and then we're good." He starts dancing and she tells him, "Yea! Get it again, one more time."

In other videos, Sorkow is seen feeding gummy bears to a handcuffed person, while she made plane noises, as if she was feeding a child, the report said. She also was seen talking to an overweight woman, asking if she'd consider being on "My 300 pound life."

According to police, the investigation began in Sept. 2018, when information about Sorkow came out of another case involving a person on parole.

Sorkow, 29, worked for the Community Policing Division in Metro's Northeast Area Command. She was "relieved of duty" with pay on Dec. 4, 2018 while the investigation was being conducted, police said.

https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/report-arrested-las-vegas-officer-recorded-man-s-genitals-told/article_fb62f0aa-46b6-11e9-ba23-373e03e0efb2.html

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Amy Schumer's Husband Has Been Diagonsed as Autistic

Amy Schumer opens up about her husband in her new Netflix special “Growing,” which started streaming March 19.

The comedienne married chef Chris Fischer in February 2018 and the couple are expecting their first child.

“I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine,” Schumer said. “My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s. He has autism spectrum disorder. He’s on the spectrum.”

Schumer said there were signs early on, but she wasn’t bothered.

“And once he was diagnosed, it dawned on me how funny it was, because all of the characteristics that make it clear that he’s on the spectrum are all of the reasons that I fell madly in love with him,” she said. “That’s the truth.”

The comic said her husband is unable to lie and “says whatever is on his mind.”

“He keeps it so real,” Schumer said. “He doesn’t care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do. If I say to him ‘Does this look like s**t?’ he’ll go ‘Yeah, you have a lot of other clothes, why don’t you wear those?'”

Schumer also mined her pregnancy complications for laughs.

The “I Feel Pretty” star has been hospitalized because of hyperemesis gravidarum, severe nausea and vomiting that can plague some pregnant women.

During her special, which was filmed in Chicago in December, Schumer said “I throw up an ‘Exorcist’ amount every day.”

https://www.simplemost.com/amy-schumer-opens-up-about-her-husband-being-on-the-autism-spectrum/

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Mother Of The Year Can't Explain Baby's Injuries

NEPTUNE'S NIGGER NEWS™

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis woman was indicted for the murder of her 2-year-old son.

Davida Wooden, 26, was indicted Thursday by a grand jury for first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated child neglect after the death of her child in 2018.

Police said Wooden changed her story several times when describing the events that led to her son’s death.

On May 10, 2018, Wooden told investigators the boy – identified as Jaylen Dodson – was with her, and he was non-responsive when she tried to wake him up.

The toddler was taken to Baptist East from their home on Southern Avenue, and he later died at the hospital.

First responders said the child had minor visible bruising around his neck and arms.

The next day, the 2-year-old’s death was ruled a homicide due to “multiple blunt force injuries” by the medical examiner’s office.

Dodson’s documented injuries included a lacerated liver, lacerated spleen, multiple bruises to the arm, back, neck and head, and blunt force trauma to the brain.

Nearly half of the child’s blood volume was found in the child’s abdomen, according to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.

Wooden told investigators she was the only person with the child in the two days before his death. She admitted to disciplining the toddler and said she "may have been rough to get his attention."

Wooden also told police her son fell down a step and hit his head on the bathtub. She said he threw up at one point, but she never got him medical treatment, according to a police affidavit.

Police said the mother was unable to explain the boy’s massive internal injuries.

https://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/memphis-mother-unable-to-explain-2-year-old-son-s-death-indicted-for-first-degree-murder/923875237

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Hey, Florida: If you see horseshoe crabs having sex on the beach, take a picture

Embarrassed as you might be, don’t look away.

If you, by chance, see horseshoe crabs engaging in sex on the beach, as they are wont to do in the spring, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to be notified.

Why? Nature.

The deal: It’s peak mating season and because there’s a declining crab population, the FWC wants to catch them in the act.

You can report the sight you’ve witnessed, normally a smaller crab on top of a larger one, on the FWC mobile app.

Crabs get most in the mood during high tide, or within three days of a new or full moon, says the FWC.

The next new moon is March 6, and the full moon is March 21.

“Horseshoe crabs have existed for about 450 million years, yet little is known about Florida populations,” reads the release. “Public sighting information helps FWC researchers target spawning beaches for the @Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch Program, a citizen science initiative to collect scientifically accurate data throughout the state.”

Find the app in the Apple store, or Google Play,

Or you can send your sightings directly to researchers on the FWC Facebook page, email the pics to horseshoe@MyFWC.com or call 866-252-9326.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article226878754.html

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Crab fishing boat seized by Russia

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/crab-fishing-boat-seized-by-russia--japan-official-11198104

TOKYO: A Japanese crab fishing boat with 10 people on board has been seized by Russian authorities, a Japanese official said Saturday (Feb 2).

The number 68 Nishino-maru was taken to Russia's eastern port of Nakhodka, where the crew members are expected to be questioned, said an official of Shimane prefecture, western Japan.

"We are asking the Russian side, through diplomatic channels, to release them as soon as possible," he told AFP, adding that the fishermen were in good condition

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Potsmoking tiger found in vacant Houston home by man wanting to smoke pot

It's not something you see every day. A one-thousand pound tiger was found smoking weed inside the garage of a abandoned home in Houston.

The big cat was found in a rickety cage by someone who went into the home to smoke marijuana, according to police.

"A concerned citizen called 311, they were trying to get into this house to smoke marijuana. We questioned them as to whether they were actually under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger," Houston Police Sgt. Jason Alderete explained, as he took another drag from his joint.

The home had been abandoned for some time, but someone coming by has been feeding the tiger and providing it with marijuana, Alderete said. He noted several packages of meat and cannabis were found at the house.

Once officers arrived and saw the animal, the challenge was to get the tiger out and pocket some of that ganja without anyone noticing. First, they tranquilized it and brought in a wreck to help get the large buds out. Meanwhile, a crowd had gathered to watch it all while they passed around joints.

"I couldn't believe it. I couldn't believe they would have something like that in there," one trembling person watching with bloodshot eyes said.

Once they got the tiger out of the driveway, it was loaded onto a trailer

and taken to a local shelter where it was provided with methadone to help kick its marijuana addiction.

"The animal was in a tiny garage, completely dark, stoned out of its mind, smelled like urine and marijuana, deplorable conditions. The animal was really thirsty so we were able to give it some energy drinks and so that was a good thing. We'll get it back to BARC and figure out what tigers normally smoke," a visibly tired and stoned BARC Division Manager Jarrad Mears said.

The shelter has been in communication with the county, working to find a new home for the tiger. Maybe they can send it back to Africa along with all the niggers.

https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Tiger-found-in-vacant-Houston-home-by-man-wanting-to-smoke-pot-505719851.html

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Minnesota man who held drug-fueled ‘death party’ for ailing wife charged with murder

https://www.foxnews.com/us/minnesota-man-who-held-drug-fueled-death-party-for-ailing-wife-charged-with-murder

"A Minnesota man who was arrested earlier this year after his ailing wife was found dead in their home has been charged with murder in her death after an autopsy found she died from a methamphetamine overdose.

Duane Johnson, 58, is facing a third-degree murder charge in the January death of his wife, Debra Lynn Johnson, 69, at their home in Searles.

According to police, Johnson called police on Jan. 24, to report his wife had died.

Responding officers found Johnson standing by the front door naked and yelling that his wife was dead upstairs. He later told investigators he was fulling a promise to his wife that he would not let her die in a nursing home."

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UK Women arrested for misgendering someone on twitter

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6827459/Catholic-journalist-questioned-caution-police-misgendering-someones-daughter.html

A devout Catholic and mother is the subject of a five-month police investigation - after she was accused of calling a transgender woman a 'he' on Twitter.

Caroline Farrow, a broadcaster and writer for Roman Catholic newspapers, said she had a phone call from an officer on Monday asking her to attend an interview.

Mrs Farrow, 44, said she may have posted the suspect tweet following an appearance on Good Morning Britain last September, during which she took part in a debate on transgender children.

She said she was prepared to go to jail, adding: 'I don't know what I am suspected to have done. The only thing I can think of is that I may have referred to a 23-year-old transgender woman as someone's "son".

'I try at all times to be polite on Twitter, but it is my belief on both a religious and scientific basis that you cannot change the sex into which you were born.'

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A Slam Dunk: 'Duking It Out' With Duke, Dukes And Duke

The trial of Bo Dukes continues, with GBI agents playing a recorded confession, where Bo Dukes admitted helping Ryan Duke (no relation) burn the body of ex-school teacher Tara Grinstead. Miss Grinstead was a former beauty queen and educator, and head of her sorority at Langston Hall.

Meanwhile, Mercer University is still basking in their victory over Duke. Simpy put, the 78-71 upset of college basketball powerhouse Duke put the Bears on the map in a big way.

On February 23, 2017, a press conference was held by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) formally announcing that a tip had been received, leading to the arrest of Ryan Duke for the murder and concealment of Tara Grinstead. The Wilcox county trial was rumored to have been moved to Langston county or Hall county, to find an impartial jury.

Langston Hall, a starting guard and the best player from that Mercer team, is still often reminded of the Duke win half-a-decade later – even living overseas.

"I'm playing basketball in Europe now, and when I say I went to Mercer, people say, 'Oh you're the team that beat Duke in the tournament,'" Hall said. "And that was five years ago. So it's a special thing."

In addition, on March 3, 2017, a supplementary arrest was made public in connection with Grinstead's disappearance: Duke's former classmate Bo Dukes (no familial relation) was charged with attempting to conceal a death, hindering apprehension and tampering with evidence.

Barely five years later, the 14th-seeded Bears were set for a March 21, 2014 first round NCAA Tournament showdown with Duke in Raleigh, North Carolina. Duke had to grin and bear it as they duked it out with Mercer, who dunked their way into a merciless victory.

You could bet, oh, dollars to doughnuts that the harebrained scheme was never going to work. But it did involve doughnuts and, had it been successful, it would have netted its mastermind at least $1,000.

He was jailed earlier this week for allegedly trying to duke it out with a local Dunkin’ Donuts proprietor out of $1,000.

https://wgxa.tv/news/local/wednesday-marks-day-3-of-bo-dukes-on-trial-for-his-part-in-the-tara-grinstead-casehttps://wgxa.tv/sports/college/taking-down-duke-mercers-historic-upset-5-years-ago-fueled-by-near-miss

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Mainstream Media CALLS JOE ROGAN “FAR-RIGHT”

https://www.infowars.com/msm-jumps-the-shark-calls-joe-rogan-far-right/

The mainstream media has truly jumped the shark by labeling liberal podcast host Joe Rogan a “far-right influencer”.

Axios, a left-leaning news outlet that has received funding from DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and NBC News, published an article today about the interests of “alt-right communities” in different Democratic presidential candidates.

The article then cites Storyful journalist and analyst Kelly Jones and notes that Andrew Yang has built up momentum “thanks to support he has garnered from far-right influencers, like Richard Spencer and Joe Rogan.”

Richard Spencer is a white supremacist member of the alt-right who advocates for an ethno-state. To equate Joe Rogan with him is completely demented.

Anyone who listens to Rogan’s podcast knows that he is a social liberal who supports numerous progressive issues.

But merely because Rogan is open minded enough to talk to people with whom he disagrees, while also occasionally challenging the regressive left’s authoritarianism and language policing, he is now a target too.

This underscores precisely what the new left has become – a hysterical, intolerant, shrieking cult that ostracizes anyone who refuses to amplify its myriad of bizarre, ever-expanding ‘woke’ narratives.

It also serves as a reminder that we live in a moment of contrived moral panic where anyone who dares utter a word of dissent against far-left dogma is immediately conflated with actual extremists and neo-nazis by the mainstream media.

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Protester James Goddard trial for political dissent delayed due to public outrage

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/19/protester-james-goddard-denies-harassing-anna-soubry-outside/

>>>/prepare/22/

A court hearing for self styled "yellow vest" protester James Goddard had to be suspended after descending into chaos at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Mr Goddard, 29, is accused of harassing MP Anna Soubry outside parliament between December 18 last year and January 8.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court where he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

But the hearing had to be suspended when some of his supporters began heckling and entered the dock to join him.

The case resumed briefly so that Mr Goddard could be informed of his bail conditions, but the hearing descended into farce again as the defendant left the dock to address the judge.

Members of the public gallery again shouted "shame on you" as the hearing came to an abrupt conclusion.

Mr Goddard will face a two day trial beginning on July 19.

Mr Goddard, wearing a white T-shirt featuring a British flag, a logo for "The Directory Guys", a motif of three children's faces, and the words "our boys", had earlier used his mobile phone in the dock as he waited for the case to begin.

He briefly left the courtroom before the hearing started to talk with his solicitor after a member of the public shouted legal advice from the packed public gallery, where several of his supporters were sat on the floor.

Mr Goddard asked "Why?" when told to stand for the charges to be read and gave his nationality as English, but refused to give his address due to the "vultures" in court.

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Big Tech Companies Call For The Arrest of Americans Who Criticize Islam Online

Alternatives To State-run Social Media: >>>/prepare/20 | https:// archive.fo/53IjY

Learn Proper OPSEC: >>>/prepare/22 | https:// archive.fo/kyVms

Americans could soon be charged and prosecuted for “cyber terrorism crimes” if they criticize Islam on social media.

Big Tech companies are already complying with Sharia law and banning users who dare to speak the truth about Islamic terrorism.

Thegatewaypundit.com reports: https://archive.fo/fSLck

Twitter legal recently issued this reporter a warning that a tweet posted calling for burkas to be banned in the US violated Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

The specific Pakistani blasphemy laws that the tweet violated are punishable by life imprisonment or death and Twitter happily delivered the threat.

But these warnings are just the beginning.

Terror-tied CAIR wasted no time and blamed Trump, Trump supporters and “Islamophobia” after the New Zealand mosque shooting.

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is seeking to exploit the New Zealand mosque shooting to impose Sharia blasphemy laws in the United States.

CAIR “Research Director” Dr. Abbas Barzegar said in a presser we should “Not allow these people to exploit freedom of speech.”

https://archive.fo/PbYM7

https://newspunch.com/americans-prosecuted-terrorism-criticizing-islam-online/

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She'd Collapses Onto Wrecked Car In Sumter County

SUMTER COUNTY -

Late Monday night a wrecked vehicle was damaged even further when the shed it was parked in collapsed on it.

Officials say the old wrecked vehicle was a piece of shit, and it had been parked in a shed, likely to never be repaired because the owners are pieces of shit, and they don't have enough money to repair their piece of shit car.

Monday night the piece of shit shed collapsed, due to disrepair, and the roof of the shed landed on top of the old wrecked vehicle.

A Sumter county official, who asked to remain anonymous because he's embarrassed that the most he could make of his life was becoming an official in Sumter county, spoke with reporters Tuesday morning.

"It's hard to tell if the shed did any real damage to the car, because it was already a piece of shit. The old shed was a complete piece of shit as well. It's hard to tell where one piece of shit ends, and the other piece of shit begins."

At this time, it is not clear if a tree fell onto the shed, or if the shed just gave up and decided to collapse, realizing it was in Sumter county.

The owners of the shed said they heard a noise on Monday night, but they assumed it was probably one of their relatives having sex with another one of their relatives, so they didn't worry about it, and continue to watch The Wheel Of Fortune.

"It's a real shame," said the anonymous Sumter county official, "not about the car or the shed, but that I ended up being a Sumter county official, and I used to actually think I was going to do something with my life when I was younger."

https://wgxa.tv/news/local/shed-collapses-onto-wrecked-vehicle-in-sumter-county

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UK Dictatorship Blocks Online Pornography Nationwide

The UK government will begin blocking all adult websites in the United Kingdom as part of a strict new law seeking to protect children from pornography.

The new law, which comes into effect next month, will force people over the age of 18 who wish to view adult content to supply the British government proof of ID and spend £5 on a “porn card” at a local retailer.

Voiceofeurope.com reports: That means starting as soon as next month, in order to access porn sites like PornHub and YouPorn – which both attract almost two billion visits each month worldwide – Brits will be required to provide proof of ID prior to accessing any X-rated video clips.

These new regulations were approved as part of the 2017 Digital Economy Act.

These free sites will join a number of other internet porn sites which are already currently using what’s called the AgeID system. The AgeID system requires users to present an official form of identification like a passport or driver’s license in order to verify their age.

When a potential porn viewer first clicks onto the website, AgeID will ask them to register and verify their age via Mobile SMS, a driver’s license, passport, or credit card.

This is another reason internet users should be rushing to backup media they want/desire, downloading censorship-resistant software such as Tor and I2P, along with peer-to-peer and torrent clients. If the future of the internet is to remain free, internet users must take action to decentralize and share files over the darkweb, P2P and torrent networks.

As someone brilliant from 8chan once noted: "I'm not promoting pornography, however I am promoting the freedom to CHOOSE whatever you desire to watch, even if it is looking at smut.

Here's a solution for all you Brits, now listen up:

Go here, download this client ASAP: https://www.tribler.org/

Don't just install this, back it up too and share that version of the client you have. You can find older versions being shared on other P2P clients too. With Tribler you can download or stream videos hosted by other peers, NO internet domains needed. However, the bad part is the selection may not be great. You will be limited to whatever other people are willing to share. I'd recommend getting whatever videos you'd like now, rip them using youtube-dl (which can rip videos from porn sites too if you desire). Use Tribler to share the banned content.

NOW LISTEN EVERYONE ELSE! I'm busy so I won't be on here very long, everyone else better be prepping for this in advance becuase this shit IS going down, NOT just in the UK but around the world. Internet crackdowns are REAL and they ARE coming to a nation near you!

You have been warned. Warn others. The time is NOW. Its do, or regret doing nothing later."

https://archive.fo/gqXHl

https://newspunch.com/uk-government-blocks-online-pornography/

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lol this

Greetings, today at 8:00 PM Eastern Time and 5:00 PM Pacific Time we will hijack twitch.tv/thereclaimertv and play the New Zealand footage for all to see, we already have the stream key and we are ready to go, one of the hijackers is a mod so there are no reprecussions for spamming and being a troll so have fun on that date. Be there or be square

Greetings, today at 8:00 PM Eastern Time and 5:00 PM Pacific Time we will hijack https://www.thereclaimertv and play the New Zealand footage for all to see, we already have the stream key and we are ready to go, one of the hijackers is a mod so there are no reprecussions for spamming and being a troll so have fun on that date. Be there or be square

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Average tax refund down 17 percent, IRS reports

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/22/irs-tax-refunds-2019-1207283

"The average tax refund issued so far this year is down by 17 percent, the IRS said, a steep decline that promises more headaches for Republican lawmakers.

The agency released data late Friday showing refunds are down for the third consecutive week, with the typical payment made through Feb. 15 totaling $2,703, compared to $3,256 during the same period last year.

Unveiling new withholding tables last year, to account for the new law, Mnuchin called accusations by Democrats that the administration would drive down refunds “ridiculous.”"

right into the pockets of Trump's buddies…fools

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Virginia White teen female shot herself in head while cuffed behind back during stop,cops say

A 19-year-old woman involved in a traffic stop committed suicide after shooting herself through the mouth while her hands were cuffed behind her back, Virginia police said.

Sarah Wilson and her boyfriend were arrested during a stop in Chesapeake in July 2018 after cops allegedly found drugs in the 1996 Lexus the couple were driving. Police said they handcuffed Wilson and, while attempting to apprehend her boyfriend, 27-year-old Holden Medlin, he became combative and ran away from the scene.

Cops then reportedly left Wilson handcuffed with her hands behind her back as they ran to catch Medlin. While unattended, police say, she was able to grab a weapon out of the Lexus, "contorted" her body and shot herself through the mouth. An internal investigation was launched after her death, which has since been concluded, though police have declined to comment on its outcome.

A medical examiner confirmed on Thursday that Wilson died of a suicide – but friends and family continue to doubt the official story.

“In all of her life I have never known of her to shoot a gun, own a gun, or even hold a gun,” Wilson's mother, Dawn, told ABC 13 last year. She told the station she spoke to witnesses who told her the police were responsible for her daughter's death.

“There is a few different stories, but they all end the same: that the police shot her,” she said. "Things are not matching up. Somewhere, somehow, there is a discrepancy."

Body cam footage that may have been able to answer any questions about the incident is unavailable. A police spokesperson said in August that a bodycam on one of the officers during the stop was knocked off the officer's uniform "during the struggle," WAVY reported.

Chesapeake Police have not yet responded to a request for a comment by Fox News.

Wilson's boyfriend, Medlin, was reportedly being monitored by police for some time before the arrest. When officers approached his car the day of the incident, he allegedly swallowed a "golf-ball sized-bag" of an unknown substance. Police then found 11 oxycodone pills, a syringe and other drug paraphernalia, a rifle and ammunition.

He was later charged with possession of oxycodone, possession of suboxone, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a firearm with a schedule I or II drug, fleeing from a law enforcement officer, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/woman-shot-herself-in-the-head-while-cuffed-with-hands-behind-her-back-during-traffic-stop-police-say

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New Zealand Shooting Proves Without Doubt Gun Control Laws DO NOT Work

Getting your hands on a firearm in New Zealand is no easy task. Everyone knows this and yet here we are again having the same old knee-jerk discussion about more gun control, following a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch early Friday.

At this writing, the death toll stands at 50, and approximately two dozen people remain hospitalized. Like all acts of terror, ‘tis a sad tale, indeed.

At such times it is a politician’s wont to rush to judgment, to try and 'fix' things and come out of it all looking 'heroic'. Customarily these efforts result in making the situation worse.

But here’s the rub: New Zealand already has quite a strict gun control policy as it is. Owning a firearm in the land of the Kiwi is not a right but rather a privilege bestowed upon those who are willing to run the gauntlet of gun laws. And they are many. Everyone must be licensed and background checked. They must all take a safety class – it is a long and arduous process to legally own a firearm. If you can think up a gun control law, New Zealand likely already has it on the books.

Guess what all these firearm restrictions did to stop Friday’s tragedy? How about nothing. If you look at the facts of the case (and they are difficult to ascertain amid all the vitriol), one could even make the case that New Zealand’s totalitarian gun laws made the situation worse. How so? If you dig into what really happened, you will notice that a heroic bystander wrestled the weapon from the shooter and managed to fire two rounds as the attacker attempted to flee the scene.

Ah yes – the old good guy with a gun scenario that gun control advocates love to ignore time and again.

Last year the worst car crash in 13 years occurred in New Zealand. The next morning the airwaves in South Taranaki were not filled with people calling for a ban on vehicles. Why? Because a vehicle isn’t a weapon unless someone uses it in that manner. Such is the case with a firearm. But don’t tell the politicians that. They will have no reason to grandstand.

There is one bit of good news for those who believe in the right to bear arms – approximately 1.2 million people in New Zealand own a gun. That’s about one firearm for every four people. Let’s hope these gun-owners will not be led to the slaughter like their four-hoofed friends; let’s hope they resist all efforts of the do-gooder class to take away their firearms.

https://archive.fo/l1Xsj

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/college-education-has-little-do-education

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Nigerian Muslims Killing Christians As Governments And Media Look The Other Way

THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT SAVE YOU. SAVE YOURSELF: >>>/endtimes/7 | https://archive.fo/Ori27

The recent death toll of Christians in Nigeria has reached 120 with this week’s slaughter of more than 50 by Fulani Muslim militants in the Kaduna state of Nigeria, the Christian Post reported.

The Fulani jihadists, who have become a greater threat to Nigerian Christians than the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, stormed the villages of Inkirimi, Dogonnoma, and Ungwan Gora in the Kajuru Local Government Area last Monday, destroying 143 homes, killing 52 people, and wounding dozens more.

The assailants reportedly split into three groups, the first of which fired upon the people, the second set fire to buildings, and the third chased down people fleeing from the scene. Victims of the assault included women and children.

Monday’s incident followed an attack the day before in the Ungwan Barde village in Kajuru, where 17 Christians were killed and dozens of homes were burned.

In the first week of March, Muslim extremists massacred more than 30 Christians in Karamar village, setting fire to several houses and a church. The terrorists reportedly shot at families trying to escape the fire, killing 32.

“The government is able to provide protection [to the Christians], but what’s obvious to everybody is that the government is unwilling,” Kwashi told Breitbart News.

https://archive.fo/l86ya

https://www.breitbart.com/africa/2019/03/16/nigerian-muslim-militants-kill-120-christians-three-weeks/

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Planning And Zoning Says NO To Dollar General !!

The Planning and Zoning commission denied an application for a Dollar General store Monday afternoon.

The proposed Dollar General was discussed on Feb. 11. Many community members showed up to the commission meeting to voice their opinion.

The proposal for the new Dollar General was filed in 2018, and the store would have sat at the corner of Thomaston and Lamar roads.

Residents in the area have complained that they don't want a Dollar General Store in their neighborhood, and they took their complaints to the Planning and Zoning Commission, who took their complaints into consideration, and made a decision about whether or not to approve a permit for a Dollar General Store in the complaining residents' neighborhood.

by Brianna Giles

Monday, February 25th 2019

https://wgxa.tv/news/local/proposed-dollar-general-for-west-bibb-county-denied

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Yeast produce low-cost, high-quality cannabinoids

UC Berkeley synthetic biologists have engineered brewer’s yeast to produce marijuana’s main ingredients—mind-altering THC and non-psychoactive CBD—as well as novel cannabinoids not found in the plant itself.

Feeding only on sugar, the yeast are an easy and cheap way to produce pure cannabinoids that today are costly to extract from the buds of the marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa.

“For the consumer, the benefits are high-quality, low-cost CBD and THC: you get exactly what you want from yeast,” said Jay Keasling, a UC Berkeley professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of bioengineering and a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “It is a safer, more environmentally friendly way to produce cannabinoids.”

Cannabis and its extracts, including the high-inducing THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, are now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia, and recreational marijuana—smoked, vaped or consumed as edibles—is a multibillion-dollar business nationwide. Medications containing THC have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to reduce nausea after chemotherapy and to improve appetite in AIDS patients.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is used increasingly in cosmetics—so-called cosmeceuticals—and has been approved as a treatment for childhood epileptic seizures. It is being investigated as a therapy for numerous conditions, including anxiety, Parkinson’s disease and chronic pain.

But medical research on the more than 100 other chemicals in marijuana has been difficult, because the chemicals occur in tiny quantities, making them hard to extract from the plant. Inexpensive, purer sources—like yeast—could make such studies easier.

Plus, he added, there is “the possibility of new therapies based on novel cannabinoids: the rare ones that are nearly impossible to get from the plant, or the unnatural ones, which are impossible to get from the plant.”

https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/02/27/yeast-produce-low-cost-high-quality-cannabinoids/

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Fox killed by hen herd

https://gulfnews.com/world/europe/trespassing-fox-henpecked-to-death-on-a-french-farm-1.1552409661119

Rennes, France: Chickens in a poultry farm in northeast France are suspected of killing a fox who tried to sneak into their coop.

The young predator is thought to have entered the henhouse at an agricultural school at dusk last week and become trapped inside by light-controlled automatic hatch doors that close when the sun goes down.

Students at Le Gros Chene school in Brittany discovered the body of the animal when making their rounds to check on the chickens the following morning.

"There, in the corner, we found this dead fox," Pascal Daniel, head of farming at the school, told the AFP. "There was a herd instinct and they attacked him with their beaks."

The free-range, organic farm where the incident took place has a chicken coop that is open all day, and the hens spend most of the daytime outside unless they're laying eggs.

The last time a fox visited one of the school's chicken coops, more than a year ago, it turned out much worse for the hens, said Daniel.

Articles in french :

https://www.sudouest.fr/2019/03/12/elles-se-sont-acharnees-sur-lui-en-bretagne-des-poules-tuent-un-renard-a-coups-de-bec-5891146-4776.amp.html

https://m.20minutes.fr/amp/a/2470567

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FB Wants You To Send Them Your Nudes

In a bid to wrap up the race for the Tin Ear of the Year Award before June 1, Facebook has begun asking its 2.2 billion users to discreetly share their indiscreet nude photos with the company. The plan, they say, is to train Facebook to block the images you don’t ever want on Facebook, in cases such as revenge porn.

The company is partnering with several third-party groups – such as the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and the National Network to End Domestic Violence – to distribute review forms to those who’ve had to deal with former sexual partners improperly posting their sensitive images.

Requesters are given a one-time upload link to send those images to Facebook, where they are reviewed by “a handful of specially trained members” of the company’s burgeoning content-review team.

Those team members will create what’s effectively a digital fingerprint of the images so that Facebook’s systems can automatically recognize and block the images before they can be seen by anyone outside the company. The program is undergoing trials in the United States, United Kingdom and a couple of other territories.

This all sounds pretty good. Except, remember that this is the same company that has had such a bumpy time the past couple of years controlling what’s happening to personal data on its site, and what’s being shared with outside companies.

You may recall that little kerfuffle last year when it became clear that as many as 80 million people had their data improperly shared/exposed to third-party providers during the 2016 elections as part of relatively routine Facebook operations.

Beneficiaries of that abused and prodigal data included the now-bankrupt Cambridge Analytica, whose work may have helped sway the outcome of both Brexit and the 2016 U.S. presidential election. If you’re James Clapper, the former U.S. Director of National Intelligence, you believe (and wrote in a book released this week) that companies such as Cambridge Analytica helped Russian trolls harness Facebook data to throw the election.

Amid the slew of fallout since the Russian meddling and Cambridge involvement surfaced, Facebook has instituted a range of reforms, cutting off data-sharing agreements with some, and forcing changes with others. They’ve also committed to hiring 4,000 more members of their content-review team.

And maybe, if someone shared deeply personal naked photos with Facebook, the putatively chastened tech giant would now do a better job protecting that material.

Given, however, the frosty reaction European legislators had this week when Mark Zuckerberg delivered pablum-filled non-answers to their questions about how Facebook handles data, I’m skeptical about how much to trust the company.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dbloom/2018/05/24/facebook-wants-your-nude-photos-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/#3944e6bf4587#3944e6bf4587

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New ILLinios Agenda 21 Bill Threatens To Cut Off Electricity To All 'Outdated' Homes

THIRD WORLD ECONOMICS

It’s now moving through the Illinois General Assembly with very broad sponsorship and exceptionally well-organized support. It’s a 365-page monstrosity of bureaucratic overreach, unhinged social engineering, climate extremism and shameless disregard for cost.

It’s called the Clean Energy Jobs Act. It would put specificity and the force of law behind the core concepts of the Green New Deal spearheaded by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Green New Deal has been ridiculed widely even by many on the left and some environmentalists. Primarily, that’s because of the cost of completely eliminating fossil fuels, which unquestionably would be in the trillions for the nation. One estimate puts that cost at $93 trillion. It’s also loaded with pretty much every social justice goal du jour. Democrat presidential possibility Howard Schultz ripped it as “immoral” and “unrealistic.” It would “bring about mass death,” wrote a Greenpeace co-founder.

The Illinois bill’s central goals are 100% carbon-free electricity production by 2030, and 100% renewable everything across the state by 2050. Importantly, that means the 2050 goal precludes even nuclear energy, which currently accounts for about half of Illinois’ electricity production.

Under the Illinois bill, natural gas would be history. Rip out all those gas ranges, gas furnaces (that heat 77% of Illinois homes) and the rest over the next 30 years. The entire natural gas infrastructure, pipelines and all, would be abandoned.

The bill calls for 40 million solar panels and 2,500 wind turbines alongside $20 billion in new infrastructure over the next decade. One million gas and diesel vehicles would come off Illinois roads.

The Illinois bill is loaded with social justice goals. There are tedious requirements for a Clean Jobs Workforce Hubs Program; “environmental justice communities”; job creation for ex-offenders and former foster children; “energy empowerment zones”; workforce and training including soft skills and math to ensure communities of color, returning citizens, foster care communities and others understand clean energy opportunities; stipends for jobs and apprenticeships, including funding for transportation and child care; access to low-cost capital for disadvantaged clean energy businesses and contractors; and much, much more.

What’s most annoying is sheer indifference to cost, which is probably immeasurable anyway given the bill’s vast complexity. Don’t expect to find an estimate anywhere. National critics of the Green New Deal immediately asked about cost, but in Illinois, it just doesn’t matter. Broke Illinois would somehow have to pay a proportionate share of the multi-trillion-dollar cost estimates for the Green New Deal.

Could it really pass into law?

Companion bills are now pending in both the Illinois House and Senate. Together, they have over 50 sponsors.

Governor Pritzker has not yet commented on the bill. However, in his first days in office he committed to the goal of 100% renewables by 2050. It was not clear if he intended to exclude nuclear.

https://archive.fo/P6r4o

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-18/aocs-green-new-deal-youll-love-what-illinois-wants-do

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Christchurch terror attack: Kiwis begin to voluntarily return their semiautomatic rifles

A number of gun owners have voluntarily given up their semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack and the Government's announcement that it will ban these weapons.

Multiple people have taken to social media to post about giving up their guns.

John Hart, a farmer and Green Party member from the Wairarapa, says he took his semi-automatic rifle into the police station earlier today where he dropped it off "no questions asked".

Given the current climate and the presence of armed forces outside the police station, Hart said he went in first to check on the process and then returned with his rifle. "I didn't want to just rock up with a rifle," he told the Herald.

He said the process is very straightforward. "I literally just signed a form and handed it in".

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12213947

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JEFF Bezos tried to buy National Enquirer to get back pics of his huge cock

After news reached Bezos that the Enquirer, which is run by American Media Incorporated (AMI), had been sent his embarrassing snaps he considered buying it to find out who the leaker was, Michael claims.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, he said: "We discussed the possibility to buy AMI—not to kill the story, but to find out the source. They said that’s not a bad idea.

"We discussed numbers and the name of the LLC that we’d use. It would be called BOBO LCC, that’s the level of detail we went into."

Michael also went into great detail about the nude texts sent by Bezos to his sister.

He added: "I had nothing to do with leak of the d*** pics. That’s the important thing. I never had access. It’s clear they were sent to others. There are, like, 20 pics of this huge penis.

"Lauren likely shared them with multiple girlfriends, not in a malicious way, that’s not her style, but when she’s in love, she got a kick out of sharing them."

He then said: "One time she tried to show me one and I was like, 'What the f*** is wrong with you? I don’t want to see that, It makes mine look so small!'"

Reports from the Enquirer claimed Bezos sent photographs of his "big" willy to lover Lauren Sanchez in a string of sex text messages.

The tech tycoon - worth a staggering $140bn - also reportedly told the married TV star he was "full of love" for her and wanted to wake her up "and not be quite so gentle as he ravaged her with his pants python".

In addition to shirtless photographs, he is also said to have sent Sanchez an "unsparing" photograph of his genitals and 'sexts' which were apparently too graphic to publish, according to a National Enquirer source speaking to the New York Post .

Bezos became the richest man in history when his net worth reached a staggering £78bn ($105.5bn).

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8437362/jeff-bezos-tried-buy-national-enquirer-penis-selfies/

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TOO STRANGE! Parkland Shooting Survivors Happened To Visit New Zealand BEFORE Mosque Shooting

A Teen Vogue article published last summer reported 28 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida traveled to New Zealand to spread their “message of gun-violence prevention.”

Per the article: https://archive.fo/8peaQ

MSD students are returning to school next week. They will do so joined by a new freshman class, but without the beloved classmates and staff who were killed on February 14, when a gunman opened fire within the Parkland, Florida, school.

They spent their summer balancing life as regular teenagers with their new mission: spreading the message of gun-violence prevention, promoting voter registration, and sustaining the movement of youth activism that catapulted their school into the national spotlight.

A group of 28 MSD students recently traveled to New Zealand, where they not only spread their ideas about gun law reform but also absorbed new strategies for pursuing activism more generally.

After more than 14 hours of travel, the students were welcomed in Christchurch, New Zealand, on July 23. Wearing burgundy #MSDStrong T-shirts, the students were met by U.S. and New Zealand officials, who helped escort the group to a youth summit organized in collaboration with Nancy Gilbert of the New Zealand Honorary Consul for Florida, Education New Zealand, and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

https://archive.fo/vXPK4

https://cloverchronicle.com/2019/03/15/parkland-students-traveled-to-christchurch-new-zealand-months-before-mosque-shooting/

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Man Raises Eyebrows With Suspicious Online Activity

CNN- A suspicious man has reportedly been demonstrating suspicious behavior on the internet, repeatedly typing several similar url's, each one with a slight variation.

In a Monday morning press conference, the man told reporters, "I'm not suspicious, I'm frustrated. There's nothing suspicious about my behavior, I'm simply confused, because I'm not really good with this internet thing."

Reports have surfaced that authorities first noticed the man's peculiar online behavior when he tried typing a url, looking for a website to sell a pair of tennis shoes that he no longer wanted.

His first attempt at entering the url was

http://sellmytennishoes.com

but he typed 'tennis hoes', and he ended up on a website similar to backpage.com that exclusively pimped out female tennis players.

Next, he typed http//:sellmytennisshoes.com but he transposed the semicolon and the two forward slashes, which got him nowhere

"I told you I'm not really good with this internet thing," said the man, was now looking more and more suspicious with each subsequent character he typed.

By this time, he had raised the suspicions of local law enforcement, who were so suspicious that they requested help from the NSA. "I told you there's nothing suspicious about me, I just don't know very much about the internet, and I'm confused," said the man.

Now under surveillance, the man continued typing

http://sellmytennisshoes.con was his next attempt, which raised the eyebrows of those who were assigned to monitor his activities.

A surprised looking NSA analyst told reporters, "I'm really not surprised that he accidentally typed the letter 'n', because it's right next to the letter 'm' on his keyboard. I just look surprised because my eyebrows have been raised. I'm probably going to go to an eyebrow doctor and see if he can't fix them."

During Monday's press conference, reporters asked the suspicious man if he had any remorse about the guy's eyebrows, and if he intends on continuing to inadvertently type the letter 'n' instead of the letter 'm'.

"Look, please stop saying I'm suspicious. I really have to question your reason for continually calling me suspicious."

A reporter asked him, "so you're suspicious about our reasons?" And the man answered," yes. I'm very suspicious about that."

Another reporter mentioned how suspicious it was that the man avoided the question about remorse over the NSA analyst's eyebrows. "I told you I'm not really good with the internet, and I'm not the world's best typist. My fingers are clumsy, and the letter 'n' is right next to the letter 'm' and I made a mistake. One little mistake and now my entire life has been destroyed and my reputation has been ruined. I feel really bad about that guy's eyebrows, but I'm not sure if I'm actually responsible for it. I think it might be a pre-existing medical condition."

Law enforcement officials dispute the man's claim, "he said he only made one little mistake, but he actually made more than one mistake. He's been entering several different variations of the URL, and he got it wrong every time. We find this very suspicious."

latest reports indicate the man has decided just to keep his old tennis shoes.

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Protesters target UK attorney general's Westminster office

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47628723

Protesters wearing yellow vests have attempted to storm the attorney general's office, claiming their calls for a meeting over the deaths of three teenage boys have been ignored.

More than 20 people chanted "justice for the three" - a reference to the boys, who were killed by a dangerous driver in west London.

The group refused to leave when asked by police, before moving on to outside Downing Street.

There were no arrests.

Some of the protesters were at Westminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning, where pro-Brexit activist James Goddard pleaded not guilty to harassing MP Anna Soubry.

Footage live-streamed on Facebook showed the protesters sitting in stairwells at the Attorney General Geoffrey Cox's office, shouting on loudspeakers and criticising the police.

Alarms were heard ringing in the background.

The group knocked on an office door within the building, shouting: "Hello, the little people are here."

The protest related to the case of Jaynesh Chudasama, who was jailed for death by dangerous driving last year.

Harry Rice, 17, George Wilkinson and Josh McGuinness, both 16, were walking to a birthday party when Chudasama struck them with a car them at more than 70mph on a 60mph road in Hayes, west London.

Chudasama was over the legal limit for alcohol and also had traces of cannabis in his system when he hit the teenagers.

His 13-year prison term was later cut to 10-and-a-half years by three judges at the Court of Appeal in London.

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The World Has Never Been Closer to World War III

The World Has Never Been Closer to World War III

https://archive.fo/pgrYb

https://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/the-world-has-never-been-closer-to-world-war-iii/

Even though most of us are cognizant of the fact that mainstream media is nothing but a “bread and circus” excrement show, it is still difficult to comprehend how much deception that the they think they can get away with.

Along these lines, Myself and another researcher are preparing to release a story which reveals the extent that a specific Mexican drug cartel is embedded inside of the California State Assembly and the dormant, but soon to be revived CALEXIT movement. For the most part, the journalistic sources, are not American, they are south-of-the-border-Mexican-journalists, and their stories are consistent with each other and the facts. In an all-too-familiar-scenario, American journalists are nowhere to be found in this story. Well, we have another similar situation involving the compromised nature of the MSM and the story is related to the coming war in Venezuela. It seems that even the Russian journalists, known for their flights of fancy, are more honest than the corporate controlled American media. The fact is the world has never been closer to WW III, and we would only know this sad fact if we look at foreign media.

BE PREPARED: >>>/prepare/1 | https:// archive.fo/IoKi1

https:// web.archive.org/web/20190222165619/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/1.html

Historically, what does it mean when troops from an adversarial country are moved next door, thousands of miles away from home, into a neighboring country of their enemy? Along the same lines, please allow me to another question: What does it mean when an aggressor nation withdraws its diplomatic core from their potential enemy’s country?

Let’s answer these questions, one at a time in order to see if we can connect some dots which may form a meaningful and relevant conclusion. The answer to the first question has already been answered. Both on The Common Sense Show and in many of other alt media news sites, the landing of 5,000 American troops in Columbia has been well documented. This is an invasion force and their target lies next door in Venezuela. Isn’t likely that World War III, commencing in Venezuela is becoming much more likely just with this development on its own?

Another development has lead to another flash point in the Venezuela controversy and it is related to the formation of a second important question, posed above, implies the significance of withdrawing embassy personnel and assets in the midst of heated controversy. The answer to this second question is obvious. The action of removing diplomatic personnel usually means that military confrontation is imminent. This has been a consistent sign, in history, that war is imminent! Unfortunately, Fox and CNN are not honestly reporting on this scenario. They are not lying about the events, they are simply not reporting them. For a more accurate picture, we must go to RT:

… The US State Department annnounced it is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela, citing the “deteriorating situation” and referring to the presence of US staff at the embassy as a “constraint on US policy….”

Here is s tweet on the subject from neocon, Mike Pompeo:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the withdrawal on Monday. While most US staff stationed in Caracas had already been withdrawn in January following the US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido’s attempt to declare himself president, a select few remained in defiance of President Nicolas Maduro’s order to American diplomats to leave the country.

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Registered sex offender participated in Drag Queen Storytime at Houston Library

Albert Garza, a 32-year-old registered sex offender, participated in the program under the name Tatiana Mala-Niña, according to the far-right anti-LGBTQ group, MassResistance.

Department of Public Safety records show Garza was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of an 8-year-old child in 2009, for which he received five years of probation and community supervision.

Mala-Niña did not respond to attempts Saturday to confirm her apparent criminal background.

The development is the latest in an ongoing effort by conservatives seeking to end the Drag Queen Storytime program. In January, a federal judge granted the city's request to terminate a lawsuit against Mayor Sylvester Turner and the city's chief librarian, Rhea Lawson.

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Library-apologizes-for-letting-registered

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Globalist interests desperately push pro-vaccine agenda

>Youtube (owned by Google) demonetized anti-vaccine channels after Buzzfeef contacts advertisers https://archive.is/22Blt

>Congressman Adam Schiff (California) sent a letter to Jeff Bezos expressing concern over a CNN report showing amazon was showing anti-vaccination books and videos in the search results and also displaying them in sponsored posts. Schiff personally effectively asked Bezos to stop suggesting these titles out of duty to act responsibly. https://archive.is/ZoX4e

>Soon after, Amazon took down anti-vaccine documentaries from prime video streaming https://archive.is/MIMFb

>Wikipedia now has a page called vaccine hesitancy https://archive.is/WSraR

There is now a clear effort between both Corporate and Governmental groups to silence free speech they disagree with and do not want promoted.

>Soon after, Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg) also stated in an article that they too will also be cracking down on anti-vaccine content and that they will no longer allow these groups to promote their information through ads or recommendations and will make those topics less prominent in search results. https://archive.is/hqWkn

Doctor Peter Hotez (appeared very recently on the Joe Rogan show only days after these events) is attempting to mobilize against anyone who disagrees with the interests of the people who push the vaccine agenda and said "An American antivaccine movement is building and we need to take steps now to snuff it out." and has been parroting many of the same comments that Bill Gates has made on the topic of vaccinations. Doctor Peter Hotez has also accused Anti-Vaccine Families of being "a hate group that hate our family and hate our children" because he disagrees with their freedom to make their own choices. (interview here) https://invidio.us/watch?v=dodsGp37M50

Here have a tucker interview too. https://invidio.us/watch?v=YFDvkOaMgdc

If you can just label any group you want as a hate group, and then automatically label anything they say as hate speech, then you can shut down anyone you disagree with.

Sounds familar doesn't it?

If you can just label any group you want as mentally ill, and then automatically label anything they say as crazy talk, then you can shut down anyone you disagree with.

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French Regime To Ban Riots, Dissent Against Corruption

>>>/related/15

France is cracking down on "yellow vest" protesters following a weekend of renewed violence - as the Macron administration announced on Monday that it would ban demonstration in several areas of france - including the Champs Elysees in Paris, if "ultra elements" are present, according to Interior Minister Edouard Philippe.

'We will ban demonstrations if ultra elements' are present, said Philippe, according to CNEWS.

The ban will apply to "neighborhoods that have been most affected as soon as we have knowledge of" the "ultras."

"I am thinking of course the Champs-Elysees in Paris, the place Pey-Berland in Bordeaux, the Capitol Square in Toulouse", Philippe added, where "we will proceed to the immediate dispersal of all groups."

Philippe added that he has asked the State Judicial Agent to "systematically seek the financial responsibility of troublemakers."

J'ai demandé à l’Agent Judiciaire de l’État de rechercher systématiquement la responsabilité financière des fauteurs de trouble.

— Edouard Philippe (@EPhilippePM) March 18, 2019

Saturday marked a significant escalation in violence during the group's 18th straight week of protests - which began as a revolt against a climate-change gas tax and expanded into a general anti-government movement.

Macron said over Twitter that "strong decisions" were coming to prevent more violence.

Macron said some individuals – dubbed “black blocs” by French police forces – were taking advantage of the protests by the Yellow Vest grassroots movement to “damage the Republic, to break, to destroy.” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Twitter that those who excused or encouraged such violence were complicit in it. -Bloomberg

https://archive.fo/TDSvm

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-18/france-ban-yellow-vest-protests-neighborhoods-ultra-radicals

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Teenager accused of sharing video of Christchurch terror attack denied bail

An 18-year-old New Zealander accused of sharing a livestream of a mass shooting across two mosques that left 50 dead has been denied bail.

Police have said the man - who cannot yet be named - was not involved in the attack in Christchurch allegedly carried out by Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, 28, on Friday.

Appearing in the Christchurch District Court today, the accused was granted interim name suppression but was declined bail by Judge Stephen O'Driscoll.

The teen faces two charges: one of sharing the live-stream and a second for posting a photograph of one of the mosque's attacked with the message "target acquired" along with other chat messages "inciting extreme violence".

Facebook earlier said it had taken down 1.5 million copies of footage of the shooting that had been live-streamed by Tarrant in the 24 hours after.

https://www.9news.com.au/2019/03/18/14/49/christchurch-shooting-teen-shared-video-denied-bail?app=applenews

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One person believed to have been killed in shooting on a tram in Utrecht

One person is believed to have been killed and several others have been injured in a shooting incident on a tram in Utrecht, on Monday morning. The incident happened at around 10.45 on a tram at the 24 Oktoberplein, a busy transport hub close to the city’s main railway station, which has been sealed off. Tram services have also been halted. The counter-terrorism service NCTV raised the terror threat level in Utrecht to 5 – the highest level – for the first time since it was introduced. ‘The perpetrator is still on the run. A terrorist motive has not been ruled out,’ said the head of the service, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg.

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2019/03/several-people-injured-in-shooting-on-a-tram-in-utrecht-police/

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Userview News Digizine: Issue 2

>facebooks bans Tommy Robinson for criticizing BBC and threatens all their users

>interviewed genius world-travelling technologist who predicts Universal Basic Income becomes a big deal this decade

>JAPAN IS GONNA COPYRIGHT ALL MANGA AND ANIME AND MAKE IT ILLEGAL ONLINE FUCKKKKKK

>youtube gonna soft-censor all conspiracies

Userview Issue 2: https://userview.wixsite.com/home

Tell me if I should set up a functioning SubscribeStar or if you feel the Internet's better off without this. I'd probably keep making this either way since it's fun tho.

~E p y c [redacted] W y n n

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Deliberate Destabilization: Three Dead As Utrecht Shooting Considered Act Of Terrorism

HERE WE GO AGAIN!

“A man started shooting wildly," an eyewitness told Dutch news outlet NU.nl. But the AD.nl website cited a witness who said there were four gunmen who opened fire at a woman near the tram station.

Police are seen running near the scene of the #Utrecht shooting #24oktoberplein pic.twitter.com/6Y2FWqUEDU

— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 18, 2019

A square around a tram station outside downtown Utrecht is on lockdown following the shooting, local media reported. Police have cordoned off the area and adjacent streets, but the perpetrator managed to escape, stating that the shooting in Utrecht may have had a "terrorist motive."

The police is investigating the shooting at the #24oktoberplein in Utrecht this morning. An possible terrorist motif is part of the investigation.

— Politie Utrecht (@PolitieUtrecht) March 18, 2019

Ambulances and emergency services are also present although the number of injured is yet to be clarified.

Medevac helicopters have been send in to airlift the wounded, Utrecht police have said. they also urged drivers to make way for medical vehicles.

Terrorism threat level raised to highest in Dutch province of Utrecht after tram shooting.

The Utrecht shooting - in which three people are now dead and nine injured according to the Mayor, appears to have been revenge for last week's New Zealand mosque attacks, as a Twitter account believed to belong to suspect Gökman Tanis recently posted a photograph of the rifle used by NZ gunman Brenton Tarrant.

https://archive.ph/zNIV0

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-18/1-dead-multiple-injured-gunman-opens-fire-utrecht-tram

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White house gathering all the nutters to say fuck science

The informal task-force, a National Security Council-led initiative that wouldn't be subject to the same oversight and disclosure requirements as a formal advisory committee, would include scientists representing a mixture of opinions, including those skeptical of the role humans are playing in warming the planet, sources told the Post.

Administration officials reportedly met Friday to discuss how best to form a group of federal researchers that could scrutinize government climate reports.

While some experts told the Post they worried such a group could harm national security by casting doubt on scientific consensus regarding the risks of climate change, others were skeptical the task-force would have a substantive impact given the amount of extant and ongoing research around the world.

At the meeting, officials reportedly said Trump was displeased at the release of the National Climate Assessment, the findings of which Democrats have used to push for a Green New Deal that calls for cuts to carbon emissions.

"When it comes down to climate change, we are talking about thousands of independent papers, from everywhere, finding exactly the same thing: that the climate is changing, that we are doing it and that most often than not, the impacts are pretty bad," Camilo Mora, a geographer and environmental professor at the University of Hawaii, told the Post in an email.

>Under Trump, the government's environmental policies have changed substantially. In January, Trump signed an executive order allowing for more logging on public lands. In December 2018, Trump's EPA lifted certain emission restrictions on coal plants. In July 2018, Trump's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed rolling back certain rules pertaining to the Endangered Species Act.

https://www.businessinsider.com/white-house-reportedly-wants-task-force-of-scientists-to-reevaluate-climate-reports-2019-2?utm_source=feedburner&amp%3Butm_medium=referral&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29

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China says it has arrested 13,000 organ donors 'terrorists' in Xinjiang

China has claimed to have arrested 13,000 “terrorists” in Xinjiang over the last five years, as it launched an aggressive propaganda campaign in defence of its restrictive measures in the far-western region.

Human rights advocates and researchers believe more than 1 million Muslims – mostly Uighurs as well as Kazakhs and other groups – are being systematically imprisoned in internment camps where they are forced to undergo political re-education.

On Monday China’s state council released a white paper on “the fight against terrorism and extremism” and “human rights protection in Xinjiang”, in which Beijing attempted to quantify the campaign.

“Since 2014, Xinjiang has destroyed 1,588 violent and terrorist gangs, arrested 12,995 terrorists, seized 2,052 explosive devices, punished 30,645 people for 4,858 illegal religious activities, and confiscated 345,229 copies of illegal religious material,” the report said.

Over the last few weeks Chinese state media have released a steady stream of reports and slickly produced videos attempting to counter foreign media accounts of mass detentions, surveillance, and suppression of cultural and religious rights in the region.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/18/china-says-it-has-arrested-13000-terrorists-in-xinjiang

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Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy's office was reportedly raided amid money laundering investigation

Federal authorities raided Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy's Los Angeles office in 2018, ProPublica reported on Monday.

The Justice Department has been investigating whether Broidy, former national deputy finance chair for the Republican National Committee, tried to profit off of his influence within the Trump administration with foreign entities, as The Washington Post previously reported. For example, The Wall Street Journal has reported that he was in negotiations to earn $75 million if the Justice Department stopped an investigation into a Malaysian business.

Citing a sealed search warrant, ProPublica writes that authorities in raiding Broidy's office were "seeking records related to his dealings with foreign officials and Trump administration associates" and were investigating potential "conspiracy, money laundering and violations of the law barring covert lobbying on behalf of foreign officials." They were reportedly seeking evidence related to a variety of people and entities, including former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, and they received authorization to use Broidy's face or fingerprints to unlock phones.

Brody stepped down from the Republican National Committee in 2018 after reports he had made a hush-money payment to a Playboy Playmate he had an affair with, per The Wall Street Journal. This payment was set up by President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Broidy, who resigned from the Republican National Committee after a report that he made a hush-money payment to a Playboy model he had an affair with and impregnated, through his lawyer has said he has "never agreed to work for, been retained by nor been compensated by any foreign government for any interaction with the United States Government, ever."

https://theweek.com/speedreads/829974/gop-rep-devin-nunes-sues-twitter-250-million

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BREAKING: Here's Michael Cohen's Testimony !!

'''TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN

COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'''

FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me here today. I have asked this Committee to ensure that my family be protected from Presidential threats, and that the Committee be sensitive to the questions

pertaining to ongoing investigations. Thank you for your help and for your

understanding.

I am here under oath to correct the record, to answer the Committee’s questions truthfully, and to offer the American people what I know about

President Trump.

I recognize that some of you may doubt and attack me on my credibility. It is for this reason that I have incorporated into this opening statement documents that are irrefutable, and demonstrate that the information you will hear is accurate and truthful.

Never in a million years did I imagine, when I accepted a job in 2007 to work for Donald Trump, that he would one day run for President, launch a campaign on a platform of hate and intolerance, and actually win. I regret the day I said “yes” to Mr. Trump. I regret all the help and support I gave

him along the way.

I am ashamed of my own failings, and I publicly accepted responsibility for them by pleading guilty in the Southern District of New York. I am ashamed of my weakness and misplaced loyalty – of the things I did for Mr. Trump in an effort to protect and promote him.

I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience. I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is.

He is a racist.

He is a conman.

He is a cheat.

He was a presidential candidate who knew that Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National

Committee emails.

I will explain each in a few moments.

I am providing the Committee today with several documents. These include:

• A copy of a check Mr. Trump wrote from his personal bank account – after he became president - to reimburse me for the hush money payments I made to cover up his affair with an adult film star and prevent damage to his campaign;

• Copies of financial statements for 2011 – 2013 that he gave to such institutions as Deutsche Bank;

• A copy of an article with Mr. Trump’s handwriting on it that reported on the auction of a portrait of himself – he arranged for the bidder ahead of time and then reimbursed the bidder from the account of his non-profit charitable foundation, with the picture now hanging in one of his country clubs; and

• Copies of letters I wrote at Mr. Trump’s direction that threatened his high school, colleges, and the College Board not to release his grades or SAT scores.

CONTINUED:

https://www.vox.com/2019/2/27/18242619/michael-cohen-opening-statement-trump-russia-mueller

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Massive HAARP Weather Warfare Against America Underway By Treasonous Despots

A few days ago, there was a bizarre weather anomaly, which the media is calling a 'Bomb Blizzard'…

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bomb-cyclone-colorado-blizzard-winter-storm-ulmer-denver-colorado-springs-colorado-state-patrol-corporal-daniel-groves-killed-2019-03-14/

before I tell you the strange circumstances revolving the weather anomaly, let me Begin by telling you that right now Nebraska and middle America are completely flooded, with lots and lots of people missing. What's really strange is that Nebraska is wide open and flat, but somehow there is flooding that reaches over the tops of buildings…

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/16/nebraska-flooding-worst-50-years-following-bomb-cyclone-storm/3184806002/

Our demonic treasonous government is using the Trillions they got from the recent budget KILLING more Americans off via chemtrails & HAARP weather warfare!!! Hey, they can't grab the guns, right? Why not flush away everything and kill some of us off then!? DESPOTS!!

This particular weather system was unlike any seen before. I saw a map of the jet stream and wind currents across the entire United States, and from all four corners, the winds were being pulled into the center of the country, and that's where a giant whirlpool vortex was located.

There were absolutely no normal jet stream wind currents, and all of the wind was being pulled directly into the center of America.

Imagine a gigantic whirlpool made out of air.

Nebraska is wide open and flat… But it's deep underwater right now.

HAARP

This just in! Home Of Strategic Command And Some Of The USAF's Most Prized Aircraft Is Flooding

It looks like at least five planes were left at the base—four RC-135s and an E-4B. Even the fuel storage facilities and satcom array areas are under water.

https://archive.ph/OYFLk

Anyway, I will repeat in these storms are supposed to generate out of Trinidad Colorado, not New Mexico and then form over Kansas. I have been watching this for weeks as the readers know, and I can tell you that the Arctic jet is returning next week……….but the temperatures are going to be in the 40's now and not 20 below. I told you that the sun is killing HAARP and this last genocide storm is all the smoke that the Weather Mods can generate. Going to flood like Noah, but who cares about that shit when you got leg alerts in South Dakota.

The bombogenesis will detonate over Central Plains and bring almost every weather hazard possible at once. Severe thunderstorms are expected to hit south Texas to eastern Nebraska on Wednesday, which includes the potential for tornadoes.

https://archive.ph/OyxgJ

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Aussie sen who blamed Muslim immigration for NZ massacre punches teen in head after getting egged

Queensland senator Fraser Anning is being investigated by police after being egged while speaking at a political meeting at Moorabbin in Melbourne's south-east.

Footage of the incident shows a young man watching Senator Anning from the sidelines before he starts filming with his mobile phone, and then smashes the egg on the back of the senator's head.

In response, Senator Anning swings two punches at the young man, at least one of which connects with the young man's head.

A staffer for Senator Anning then separates the senator from the young man, while supporters of the senator tackle his attacker to the ground.

The young man was later led away by police.

A Victoria Police spokesman said officers arrested a 17-year-old boy from Hampton who was released pending further inquiries.

A fundraising page has already been set up to collect donations to cover the teenager's legal fees and to buy "more eggs".

Victoria Police said the incident is being investigated "in its entirety" including Senator Anning's actions.

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-16/fraser-anning-egged-in-melbourne-while-speaking-to-media/10908650

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VICTIM IDENTIFIED !!

A man died in a single-vehicle accident late Saturday on Napier Avenue.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones identified the victim as Marcus Carswell, 36, of Macon.

According to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office release, the accident happened at about 9:20 p.m. near Brentwood Avenue. Carswell was traveling west in a van when the van left the roadway and struck several trees. The release stated that Mr. Carswell's van hit the trees, but a statement released the same details, namely that Mr. Carswell's van struck some trees.

Carswell was pronounced dead at the scene.

https://www.macon.com/news/local/article227379669.html

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Day spa owner offers Chinese clients chance to mingle with President at Mar-a-Lago

"Founder of spa where Robert Kraft was accused of soliciting prostitution attended Trump’s Super Bowl party: report"

"A company run by a donor to President Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and take photos with the president, along with access to his private club in Palm Beach, Florida."

"A blurry photo published Friday in the Miami Herald showed the founder and the one-time owner of a spa implicated in a human-trafficking ring attending President Trump’s Super Bowl watch party at his West Palm Beach country club in February, a report stated.

Li Yang, 45, an entrepreneur from China, snapped the blurry selfie with Trump, who smiled for the photo. The commander in chief was seated at a round table decorated with paper-cutout footballs.

The Super Bowl game was between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta. Trump and Robert Kraft, the owner of the Patriots, are longtime friends.

Yang, who goes by Cindy, said she sold the spa in 2013, the Miami Herald reported. She was not charged in the multiagency anti-human trafficking operation that resulted in 25 arrests and shut down 10 Asian day spas in South Florida. None of those spas are registered to Yang or her family."

https://www.foxnews.com/us/founder-of-spa-where-robert-kraft-was-charged-with-accused-prostitution-attended-trumps-super-bowl-party-report

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/day-spa-owner-offers-chinese-clients-chance-to-mingle-with-president-at-mar-a-lago

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GOOD:Vaccination program will prevent whooping cough in pregnant women

Pregnant women can benefit from a new program aimed at preventing whooping cough.

The Department of Health and Community Services started the program on Jan. 1, in compliance with a recommendation by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, for all pregnant woman in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Immunizations are a safe and important part of a healthy pregnancy. Whooping cough is a serious disease that can be deadly for babies, and their mothers are the only ones who can give them protection before they are born,” Minister of Health and Community Services John Haggie said in a news release Tuesday.

“Babies don’t get vaccinated for whooping cough until they are two months old, so avoiding this gap in protection by having their mothers vaccinated is so important,” he added.

Whooping cough is a transmissible respiratory, bacterial infection that can be deadly for babies. Since babies are not administered the whooping cough vaccine until they are two months old, pregnant women are encouraged to avoid the gap in protection by getting the vaccine.

This will allow the antibodies to be passed on to babies before birth.

Pregnant women who require more information on the vaccine are urged to check with their doctor or a local public health office.

https://www.thewesternstar.com/news/regional/vaccination-program-will-prevent-whooping-cough-in-pregnant-women-277886/

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Deliberate Destabilization: Virginia Teenager Brutally Stabbed, Burned To Death By MS-13 Gang

DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/related/14

Five people, including two teens, have been arrested in the slaying of a Virginia teen who was stabbed 100 times before his body was dumped in a remote area of Stafford County, Virginia, and set on fire last weekend. This could happen to you next.

Prince George’s County police said the killing was carried out by members of a clique affiliated with the MS-13 gang.

Police said they believe 16-year-old Jacson Pineda-Chicas, of Falls Church, Virginia, was stabbed to death during a group attack inside the home of a suspected MS-13 gang leader in Landover Hills, Maryland.

The suspected gang leader is 29-year-old Jose Ordonez-Zometa, according to police. He was arrested in Prince George’s County.

The four other suspects were arrested in Virginia. They are: Jonathan Castillo-Rivera, 20, of Annandale, Virginia; 18-year-old Kevin Rodriguez-Flores; 16-year-old Christian Martinez-Ramirez, of Falls Church; and 25-year-old Jose Hernandez-Garcia.

All of the suspects have been charged with first-degree murder.

Investigators said the victim, Pineda-Chicas, was also a member of the gang who traveled with other members to their leader’s Landover Hills home on March 8 for a meeting.

“Our victim in this case was part of this gang,” said Maj. Brian Reilly, commander of the Prince George’s County Police Department’s criminal investigation division, during a news conference Friday.

https://archive.fo/erDWF

https://wtop.com/local/2019/03/5-charged-in-ms-13-related-slaying-of-va-teen-who-was-stabbed-100-times-burned/

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UK teenager stabbed in 'far-Right terror attack'

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/17/counter-terrorism-police-launch-investigation-suspected-far/

Detectives are investigating an alleged far-Right terror attack in Surrey after a teenager was stabbed amid a spate of racist incidents across Britain which came in the wake of the New Zealand massacre.

Politicians and police have condemned the attacks and said extremism has no place in British society.

The 19-year-old victim was said to have been attacked by a man armed with a knife and a baseball bat who it is claimed was heard shouting racist comments.

The incident took place in Stanwell at around 10.30pm on Saturday and the victim was rushed to hospital with what police said were non-life threatening injuries.

A 50-year-old local man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of attempted…

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Censorship Hurts! Tumblr Traffic Tanks After Banning Booty

Microblogging website Tumblr has seen a 30% drop in traffic since being removed from the iOS App Store in November - followed by a self-imposed ban on adult content in December.

The Yahoo!-owned social media network came under fire after Download discovered that a large volume of child porn had slipped past the site's filters. The company admitted that "a routine audit discovered content on our platform that had not yet been included in the industry database.

After their efforts to block child porn failed, Tumblr announced in December a complete ban on NSFW material from the platform.

Based on website traffic data compiled by Similar Web, Tumblr page views plummeted from 521 million on December 3, to 369.6 million as of Feb 19 - a drop of around 30% as noted by Pink News.

I’m surprised they didn’t loose more. The ban had an effect far beyond ‘porn’ it really gutted a lot of the site and communities there.

— Peter bond (@PeterBondMusic) March 14, 2019

Tumblr came under pressure last year to remove NSFW content - resulting in a temporary ban in Indonesia.

Looks like people will just have to stick to snapchat 8chan for their NSFW needs…

https://archive.fo/zHbIo

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/tumbler-traffic-tanks-30-after-banning-booty

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More Protests Erupt In France Over Governmental Corruption, Political Treachery

>>>/related/15

After weeks of more moderate protests, France's Yellow Vests are back in full swing following the end of President Macron's unsuccessful 'great debate' - during which thousands of town halls were conducted over a two-month period in the hopes of solving national issues through citizen debates.

Up to half-a-million people participated in 10,000 meetings across the country to discuss social issues ranging from taxes - which the French pay the most of any OECD country in the world, to democracy and climate change.

"We have been patient but now we want results," Yellow Vest Laurent Casanova told AFP.

And with no meaningful changes after nationwide cathartic venting, the Yellow Vests are back to angry demonstrations as the protests kick off their 18th week with an 'ultimatum' rally - marked by lootings, fires, and mayhem that organizers maintain are due to a radical minority.

Saturday's Yellow Vest protests have escalated in intensity as clashes with the police grew increasingly violent. Take a look:

Ready for a bit of the old ultraviolence? pic.twitter.com/pXmC81yoEQ

— Bellingdog (@Bellingdawg) March 16, 2019

https://archive.fo/C9z4s

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/yellow-vests-turn-violent-again-macrons-great-debate-ends

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New Zealand Mobile Carriers Block 8chan, 4chan, and LiveLeak

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-zealand-mobile-carriers-block-8chan-4chan-and-liveleak/

Following the Friday mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, multiple internet service providers (ISP) in the country have blocked access to websites that distribute gruesome content from the incident.

The attacker live-streamed on his Facebook account his actions that got 49 people killed. A link to the video and a lengthy "manifesto" appeared on 8chan forum, allegedly shared by the shooter. Copies of the 17-minute footage spread to other websites, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Reddit.

As mainstream platforms struggled to take down the video and segments of it, some websites continue to make the materials available.

Telcos take action

At least three internet companies operating in New Zealand have made this decision voluntarily and enforce it on a temporary basis against sites that still publish the sensitive materials.

Spark NZ, Vodafone NZ, and Vocus NZ agreed to work together to identify and block access at DNS level to such online locations. 8chan and 4chan are currently unavailable to New Zealanders trying to load them through a connection from the three telcos.

The block is not permanent, though. As soon as the horrific content from the Christchurch incident originating from the terrorists is removed, access to the website is reestablished.

"Where material is identified the site is temporarily blocked and the site is notified, requesting they remove the material," Meera Kaushik, External Communications Advisor at Vodafone NZ, told BleepingComputer, adding that "a number of sites blocked and then unblocked in this way".

Simon Moutter, Managing Director of Spark NZ, confirmed that his company took the same stance, in an effort to protect children and vulnerable people from the explicit images from the incident.

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Entire staffs at 3 Sonic locations quit after wages cut to $4/hour plus tip

management and workers least two other Sonics in the area did the same

They cut workers pay from min wage to $4.00 USD + tips.

According to The Scioto Post, the workers were angry over their pay being cut from Ohio's minimum wage of $8.55/hour to $4.00/hour plus tips.

Many pointed out fast food workers rarely get tipped.

Two other stores in Ohio, one in Lancaster and one in Grove City who are also under the same new ownership, also quit en masse, according to The Scioto Post.

Those stores also hung signs saying "Goodbye" and "Thank you next" on their windows.

https://kutv.com/news/offbeat/entire-staffs-at-3-sonic-locations-quit-after-wages-cut-to-4hour-plus-tips?fbclid=IwAR0gYmpsHEUfb1YPvhKFz9GV9iTMiyPWb1JvqLlw7zHsQJJ3kopbh62f7wo

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Tom Watson urges McDonald’s to cancel ‘danger to health’ campaign

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/17/tom-watson-urges-mcdonalds-cancel-unhealthy-campaign-promotion

McDonald’s has been accused of launching a “grotesque marketing strategy” that endangers public health by encouraging customers to eat more fast food in exchange for prizes such as fries, desserts and fizzy drinks.

Tom Watson, the shadow culture, media and sport secretary, has urged the company to ditch its Monopoly at McDonald’s promotion in light of the childhood obesity crisis in the UK, branding the competition “a danger to public health”. His demand comes as the government tries to tackle childhood obesity with a plan to reduce the amount of advertising for foods high in fat, sugar and salt seen by children. Options being examined include a ban on such adverts on television, online streaming sites and social media until after the 9pm watershed.

It follows research suggesting children are spending 14 hours a week watching television and an increasing amount of time online. One in three children are overweight or obese and the number of severely obese children is on the rise. The UK has one of the worst records in western Europe.

Watson has written to McDonald’s UK chief executive Paul Pomroy calling for the forthcoming Monopoly promotion to be cancelled. “The UK has an obesity crisis,” he writes. “Almost two-thirds of adults in England are overweight or obese. A quarter of children in England are overweight or obese by age five, rising to over a third by the end of primary school. Obesity and a sugar-filled diet cause a variety of serious health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes which costs the NHS 10% of its budget every year to treat.

“In this context, it is appalling that your company’s Monopoly marketing ploy encourages people to eat more unhealthy foods by offering sugar-filled desserts as rewards.

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China's New Antenna FIVE TIMES THE SIZE OF NEW YORK!!

China’s new antenna is five times the size of New York City, but some fear it could be a cancer risk

-Work to build facility was 13 years in the making, but some researchers have expressed concern about exposure to extremely low frequency waves

-Project WEM will be able to communicate with submarines under the water, reducing need for them to surface.

China has built a giant experimental radio antenna on a piece of land almost five times the size of New York City, according to researchers involved in the highly controversial project.

The Wireless Electromagnetic Method (WEM) project took 13 years to build but researchers said that it was finally ready to emit extremely low frequency radio waves, also known as ELF waves. Those waves have been linked to cancer by the World Health Organisation-affiliated International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Although the project has civilian applications – officially it will be used for earthquake and mineral detection and forms part of China’s 11th five-year plan

– it could also play a crucial role in military communications.

Scientists said that its transmissions could be picked up by a submarine lurking hundreds of metres under the sea, thus reducing the vessel’s risk of having to resurface to receive transmissions.

The project follows the construction of China’s first military-grade Super Low Frequency transmission station in 2009.

The next year, a Chinese nuclear submarine successfully communicated with the station from deep water – making China the third country in the world to have established such a submarine communication system, after the United States and Russia.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/2180071/chinas-new-antenna-five-times-size-new-york-city-it-also-cancer

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Plane flips over at Moberly airport, wind may have been a factor

DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: A plane flipped over at Omar Bradley Airport in Moberly, airport officials confirmed Friday, and the pilot said the wind was to blame.

According to the pilot, he had successfully landed the plane and was slowly moving off the runway when a sudden gust of strong wind lifted the aircraft up and over. He got out of the plane on his own and is reportedly uninjured.

The runway is currently closed until the plane can be righted and taken to a separate hanger to assess damages.

http://www1.komu.com/news/plane-flips-over-at-moberly-airport-wind-may-have-been-a-factor

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Moreau man charged with breaking car windows with hammer

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Moreau-man-charged-with-felony-after-breaking-13695325.php

A Moreau man was charged after State Police said he broke a vehicle's windows with a hammer and fought with troopers on Saturday afternoon.

Steven L. Bickford, 36, was charged with felony criminal mischief and driving while intoxicated, two counts of assault, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

Just before 2:30 p.m. police were called to a home in Wilton for a report of a man fighting several people.

Troopers said they found Bickford, who had broken the windows with a hammer, being detained by several people at the home.

When troopers tried to take him in to custody he began fighting the troopers, police said. Bickford was also uncooperative at the barracks and refused to take a breath test. He was arraigned in Moreau town court and sent to Saratoga County jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

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Man accused of threatening, intimidating at a Phoenix mosque

A man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly threatening and intimidating members of a Phoenix mosque.

Phoenix Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Noel Thomas Becht, 40, was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. on suspicion of trespassing, disorderly conduct and threatening and intimidating.

State and local authorities ramped up surveillance around local mosques over the weekend in the wake of an attack on two mosques in New Zealand, where a man opened fire and killed 50 people.

Thompson said Becht entered the United Islamic Center of Arizona near Yorkshire Drive and 35th Avenue, said he was curious about the Muslim religion and asked to sit in on a prayer service.

He later entered rooms he wasn’t permitted to be in and asked unusual questions regarding service times at the Phoenix mosque, as well as a mosque in Tempe.

When questioned by one of the mosque leaders, Becht allegedly put his finger to his neck and made a sawing motion.

http://ktar.com/story/2489500/man-accused-of-threatening-intimidating-at-a-phoenix-mosque/

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Missouri Lawmaker: Bill Requiring AR-15s Not Meant to Pass

Missouri lawmaker says he doesn't want to require gun ownership despite bills.

The bills from McDaniel, a former deputy sheriff in Pemiscot County, would offer tax credits for people purchasing firearms. One bill would require any adult who is legally allowed to legally can possess firearms to do so. The other bill would require everyone who is 18 to 35 years old to have an AR-15. Under federal law, people must be at least 21 to buy handguns from a licensed dealer and at least 18 to buy a rifle.

McDaniel said people need to be able to protect themselves, particularly in rural areas where a single deputy may be patrolling a large geographic area. McDaniel said the legislation "points out the absurdity of the opposite side," and their proposals to "add more requirements and barriers for law-abiding citizens." He said he decided, "Let's get back at them."

He said no outside group is helping him with the legislation. The National Rifle Association didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

No hearings on either of the bills are scheduled, and McDaniel said that "of course" the legislation wouldn't pass "as is." He says if anything moves forward, he would focus on tax credits and strip out the other elements.

"I would never try to mandate anyone do anything against their will," he added.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/missouri/articles/2019-03-15/rep-says-bill-requiring-ar-15s-makes-point-on-mandates

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Digital Age Leading To Mental Disorders and Psychological Malfunctions Warns Shrink Industry

(((COME AND BUY SOME MEDS, GOYIM!)))

The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

“More U.S. adolescents and young adults in the late 2010s, versus the mid-2000s, experienced serious psychological distress, major depression or suicidal thoughts, and more attempted suicide,” said lead author Jean Twenge, PhD, author of the book "iGen" and professor of psychology at San Diego State University. “These trends are weak or non-existent among adults 26 years and over, suggesting a generational shift in mood disorders instead of an overall increase across all ages.”

Twenge and her co-authors analyzed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a nationally representative survey that has tracked drug and alcohol use, mental health and other health-related issues in individuals age 12 and over in the United States since 1971. They looked at survey responses from more than 200,000 adolescents age 12 to 17 from 2005 to 2017, and almost 400,000 adults age 18 and over from 2008 to 2017.

The rate of individuals reporting symptoms consistent with major depression in the last 12 months increased 52 percent in adolescents from 2005 to 2017 (from 8.7 percent to 13.2 percent) and 63 percent in young adults age 18 to 25 from 2009 to 2017 (from 8.1 percent to 13.2 percent). There was also a 71 percent increase in young adults experiencing serious psychological distress in the previous 30 days from 2008 to 2017 (from 7.7 percent to 13.1 percent). The rate of young adults with suicidal thoughts or other suicide-related outcomes increased 47 percent from 2008 to 2017 (from 7.0 percent to 10.3 percent).

There was no significant increase in the percentage of older adults experiencing depression or psychological distress during corresponding time periods. The researchers even saw a slight decline in psychological distress in individuals over 65.

The increase in digital media use may have had a bigger impact on teens and young adults because older adults' social lives are more stable and might have changed less than teens' social lives have in the last ten years, said Twenge. Older adults might also be less likely to use digital media in a way that interferes with sleep – for example, they might be better at not staying up late on their phones or using them in the middle of the night.

“These results suggest a need for more research to understand how digital communication versus face-to-face social interaction influences mood disorders and suicide-related outcomes and to develop specialized interventions for younger age groups,” she said.

https://www.newswise.com/articles/mental-health-issues-increased-significantly-in-young-adults-over-last-decade

https://web.archive.org/web/20190314183859/https://www.newswise.com/articles/mental-health-issues-increased-significantly-in-young-adults-over-last-decade

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Land of The Slaves? Arizona's Despots Push For Forced DNA Theft, And Wants YOU To Pay For It!

Arizona could soon be one of the first states in Modern USSA to maintain a massive statewide DNA database.

And if the proposed legislation passes, many people — from parent school volunteers and teachers to real estate agents and foster parents — will have no choice but to give up their DNA.

Under Senate Bill 1475, DNA must be collected from anyone who has to be fingerprinted by the state for a job, to volunteer in certain positions or for a myriad of other reasons.

The bill would even authorize the medical examiner's office to take DNA from any bodies that come into their possession.

The Department of Public Safety would maintain the collected DNA alongside the person's name, social security number, date of birth and last known address.

Any DNA in the database could be accessed and used by law enforcement in a criminal investigation. It could also be shared with other government agencies across the country for licensing, death registration, to identify a missing person or to determine someone's real name.

It could also be provided to someone conducting "legitimate research."

A $250 fee could be collected from a person who submits biological samples, according to the bill.

No other state has anything this totalitarian in place, according to David Kaye, an associate dean for research at Penn State University who studies genetics and its application in law.

https://archive.fo/UCybo

https://eu.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2019/02/19/arizona-bill-would-create-massive-statewide-dna-database/2873930002/

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Deliberate Destabilization: After Mosque Shooting NZ Despots Censoring Internet, Banning Guns

Less than a day after a terrorist attack at two mosques that left 49 people dead and several fighting for their lives, New Zealand Prime Despot Jacinda Ardern said she will change gun laws of the country, with the prime minister noting that the New Zealand government is now looking at banning semi-automatic weapons (regardless the shooter somehow got a hold of and used a full auto).

“While the nation grapples with a form of grief and anger that we have not experienced before, we are seeking answers,” Ardern said during a Saturday morning news conference in Wellington, cited by Bloomberg. “I can tell you one thing right now, our guns laws will change."

"While work is being done as to the chain of events that lead to both the holding of this gun license and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change." Ardern said adding that

https://archive.fo/1ctDH

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-15/new-zealand-change-gun-laws-after-mosque-shooting

New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for "knowingly" possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video - and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.

Copies of Tarrant's livestream, along with his lengthy manifesto, began to rapidly circulate on various file hosting sites following the attack, which as we noted Friday - were quickly scrubbed from mainstream platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Scribd. YouTube has gone so far as to intentionally disable search filters so that people cannot find Christchurch shooting materials - including footage of suspected multiple shooters as well as the arrest of Tarrant and other suspects.

On Saturday, journalist Nick Monroe reported that New Zealand police have warned citizens that they face imprisonment for distributing the video, while popular New Zealand Facebook group Wellington Live notes that "NZ police would like to remind the public that it is an offence to share an objectional publication which includes the horrific video from yesterday's attack. If you see this video, report it immediately. Do not download it. Do not share it. If you are found to have a copy of the video or to have shared it, you face fines & potential imprisonment."

Along with the censorship of online materials and investigation of content sharing platforms such as BitChute and 8chan - where the shooter posted a link to the livestream of his attack, social discussion service Dissenter has been blocked in New Zealand. Created by the people behind Twitter competitor Gab.ai - Dissenter is a browser extension which pops up a third-party comments section for any website where people can discuss content outside of the control of the website owner.

Getting reports that New Zealand ISPs have banned https://t.co/3NwGyCZbgI until it is “censorship compliant,” despite the fact that Dissenter was in no way involved with this week’s tragic events in NZ. pic.twitter.com/IbL3s0gp1D

— Dissenter.com is by Gab (@getongab) March 16, 2019

Update: Shortly after this article published, we were informed that ZeroHedge is unable to be reached by Votafone customers.

Well I just turned on the VPN and Zerohedge is now available. So there we have it - censorship is in full swing here in New Zealand! pic.twitter.com/o2VPDsZNLb

— VOOM (@kylenz99) March 17, 2019

https://archive.fo/OLJ1d

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/nz-threatens-10-years-prison-possessing-mosque-shooting-video-web-hosts-warned

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Future of America? After Blackouts, Venezuelan Stores Looted With Nothing Left

BE PREPARED: >>>/prepare/1 | https:// archive.fo/IoKi1

https:// web.archive.org/web/20190222165619/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/1.html

Venezuela's oil capital, Maracaibo, was ransacked and looted in the midst of a blackout that hit the country around March 7. Even as the lights started to come back on, looting continued and residents overpowered disputed President Nichloas Maduro's security forces. Store owners are just now starting to clean up, according a new Bloomberg article, which paints a picture of Venezuela as a country on the edge of total anarchy.

Enrique Gonzalez, an 18 year old bus conductor said: “If people made enough to make ends meet, we wouldn’t be trying to get by like this. This country has gone to hell.” His driver, at the time, was pillaging a Pepsi warehouse, where thousands of bottles had been looted in hours and where people were now ripping out spare copper wire and scrap metal.

Empresas Polar SA, a Venezuelan food giant, reportedly saw its Pepsi plant lose thousands of cases of beer and soda, 160 pallets of food, 22 trucks and five forklifts. A home improvement shopping center also saw its 50 stores looted by people who broke through its iron gates and glass doors. Travel agencies, cosmetic stands and snack shops were all pillaged among the chaos.

Bernardo Morillo, 60, who built and manages the mall told Bloomberg: “It’s hard to swallow. The national guard stood by as this vandalism happened and the firefighters didn’t even show.’’

Ricardo Costa, vice president of the Zulia state chapter of the Fedecamaras business group said: "…security forces were useless as people took anything of value, including cash machines, door frames, ovens, computers and surveillance cameras…"

The country's Centro 99 food market saw looters pick its shelves clean. “They even carried off the lard and flour to bake bread in their bare hands,’’ the store's manager said.

The looting started last Saturday afternoon after an ice company, on a hot day, demanded that it be paid in dollars. A crowd instead tore through its factory and then continued onto nearby pharmacies and stores. By the evening, the entire city was taken over by people seeking out life's necessities by any means necessary.

The country's blackout took an already flammable situation and threw a match on it. Maduro's handling of the situation has prompted the U.S. and other nations to instead recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the rightful head of state. Maduro has concentrated his power, in the form of resources and troops, in Caracas, the country's capital. But the recent chaos in Maracaibo, a city of 1.6 million, shows the rest of the country is in tumult and not even the largest cities are safe.

Maduro blamed the blackout on a U.S. cyberattack last week.

https://archive.fo/6RgXn

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/country-has-gone-hell-total-chaos-venezuelan-oil-capital-after-blackout

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New Evidence Ties Trump-Russia Dossier to George Soros

New information released Friday ties billionaire globalist George Soros to the phony anti-Trump Russia dossier.

Soros, a major DNC donor, has been behind nearly every single anti-Trump protest in the USA since 2016.

Thegatewaypundit.com reports: https://archive.fo/qAdXe

Soros was behind the airport protests in the US shortly after President Trump’s inauguration. A week before that Soros was reportedly behind 50 Groups involved in the ‘Women’s March the day after the inauguration. Before that, Soros was connected to the groups demanding election recounts after the November 8th election and Soros money was funding more protests during these efforts.

And DCLeaks released information that revealed Soros funded Black Lives Matter protests across the country.

George Soros was connected to every major protest after the election and many, if not all leading up to the election, including Black Lives Matter.

And now we know that the beginnings of the fake Anti-Trump Russia dossier leads back to George Soros.

Yesterday OANN released video on the formation of the phony Anti-Trump Russia dossier. They start with George Soros.

OAN Exclusive: Ukrainian Dossier Writer Revealed pic.twitter.com/jMY7OeHhpb

— PolishPatriot™️ (@PolishPatriotTM) March 16, 2019

As we reported in December 2018 and was confirmed in the OAN video, in early 2016 Telizhenko was approached by DNC operative Alexandra Chalupa. She is still working at the DNC. She wanted dirt on Trump and his campaign manager Paul Manafort.

The Ukrainian embassy in Washington DC worked CLOSELY with DNC operative and Hillary supporter Alexandra Chalupa.

Chalupa told Andrii she wanted Russian “dirt” on the Trump campaign.

The Gateway Pundit spoke with Telizhenko on the DNC Russia-gate Scandal.

Andrii Teslizhenko worked in Washington DC at the Ukraine Embassy in 2016. Now Andrii is a political consultant. Andrii was approached by a DNC operative during the 2016 election (March-April 2016).

Read the rest:

https://archive.fo/uMjE4

https://newspunch.com/evidence-ties-trump-russia-dossier-george-soros/

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Mueller has communications of Roger Stone with WikiLeaks and Russian Gov. hacker:Guccifer 2.0

Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors.

During its investigation of the Russian hack of the Democrats, "the government obtained and executed dozens of search warrants on various accounts used to facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release, as well as to discuss the timing and promotion of their release," the prosecutors wrote Friday to a federal judge.

"Several of those search warrants were executed on accounts that contained Stone's communications with Guccifer 2.0 and with Organization 1," which is WikiLeaks

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/15/politics/roger-stone-wikileaks/index.html.

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Michael Jackson's body to be EXHUMED as 11 new accusers come forward

Michael Jackson's body could reportedly be exhumed after 11 new accusers have allegedly come forward.

“There are at least 11 new victims who claim they were molested and even raped by Jackson when they were between the ages of seven and 14 – and the list is growing,” an insider told the US website.

The first episode of explosive documentary Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me aired last night.

In the four-hour special, Jackson's former child companions Wade Robson and James Safechuck allege he groomed them and sexually abused them before casting them aside for other boys.

The King of Pop died from a prescription drug-induced heart attack in 2009 aged 50, and according to Radar Online, his 'accusers' believe DNA samples would prove he was a “serial molester who abused prepubescent, disabled and terminally ill children over three decades”.

In the four-hour special, Jackson's former child companions Wade Robson and James Safechuck allege he groomed them and sexually abused them before casting them aside for other boys.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/michael-jackson-neverland-body-exhumed-14041454?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mirror_main&fbclid=IwAR2wUMt28j1tSZjAnCh7g71IViI44a4w5-GMJK_4jlnH8lP_m_qVuqhHaSw

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New Shopping Center To Open Soon!!

A new shopping center anchored by a Publix grocery store will open next year near Lake Tobesofkee in west Bibb County .

Developer JWA Ventures announced this week that Tobesofkee Crossing, which will be built at the Thomaston Road and Tucker Road intersection, should be ready to open between April and June of 2020, according to a news release.

Along with a new Publix supermarket, there will also be 20,000 square feet of additional retail space in the center.

“The new Publix at Tobesofkee Crossing shopping center will provide a much-needed high-quality grocery option to customers in an area that is currently underserved,” Evan Conder, development director of JWA Ventures, said in the release.

https://www.macon.com/news/local/article227259549.html

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Man Won't Give Name To Cops: Forehead Tattoo Identifies Him!!

Someone called in a complaint about a man begging for money and harassing customers outside a Dollar General store on Napier Avenue several weeks back. A sheriff’s report of the Jan. 16 episode noted that the 23-year-old man said to have been begging told a cop that his name was “Dorris” and that he was born in August 1995. The man had a tattoo on his forehead with the initials “Z.O.A.” A sheriff’s deputy tried several times to confirm the man’s identity, but couldn’t. So the deputy sent the fellow on his way. Moments later, after the deputy typed the letter Z into a county jail database, one of the names that showed up had the same 1995 birth date the man had given the deputy. A while later, the deputy was dispatched to a call not far away about a man begging at the Heart of Georgia Board of Realtors on Vinevillle Avenue. A woman there said a man matching the description of the guy begging at Family Dollar had marched into her office. “She asked if he needed anything and he stated he needed money to catch a bus,” the deputy’s report said, adding that the woman gave him some money just to get rid of him. He was gone before the cops got there.

https://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/cop-shop-blog/article227257734.html

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top 1% comprise up to 60% of 38 US Universities

Scratch the surface of a conservative and underneath you will find someone who hates change – scratch the surface of a liberal and underneath you will find an aristocrat

Students who are from families of Americas top 1% comprise a larger portion of the student body than all students from below the 60% in each of Americas 38 most prestigious universities.

Crunching the numbers this means that the group which in an egalitarian society would comprise 1/99th of the student body at this school instead compromise an amount roughly 6000x larger than would be expected.

Over in California, students of Stanford University are suing multiple other colleges for the recent massiv university-bribery scandal where rich people were paying bribes to get their children into school:

https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/college-admissions-scandal-stanford-students-file-lawsuit-against-usc-yale-ucla-others/1848456827

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco and alleges the students were denied a fair opportunity for admission.

Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods say they were denied a fair opportunity to apply to Yale and USC.

They say the alleged scheme allowed "unqualified students" to be admitted to "highly selective universities."

The lawsuit also named the University of California, Los Angeles, Wake Forest, Georgetown University and others.

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Missouri bill would require adults aged 18-34 to own AR-15

A Missouri state representative's proposed bill could have people up in arms.

House Bill No. 1108, sponsored by Rep. Andrew McDaniel, R-Deering, stated that "[e]very resident of this state shall own at least one AR-15."

The bill would establish the "McDaniel Militia Act," which would require those aged 18-34 not legally prohibited to possess a firearm to own a semi-automatic rifle that is modeled on the AR-15 design by ArmaLite, Inc.

"Any person who qualifies as a resident on August 28, 2019, and who does not own an AR-15 shall have one year to purchase an AR-15. Any resident qualifies as a resident after August 28, 2019, and does not own an AR-15 shall purchase an AR-15 no later than one year after qualifying as a resident," the bill stated.

https://krcgtv.com/news/local/missouri-bill-would-require-adults-aged-18-34-to-own-ar-15

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WTF!Trump says Kim-Jong didn't know about torture of Otto Warmbier

When Otto Warmbier was returned to the United States in 2017 and died shortly afterward, President Donald Trump condemned the North Korean regime for the imprisonment and suspected torture of the college student who was arrested in 2015 for alleged spying.

> Fast forward to Thursday in Hanoi, when, at a summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Trump said this of Warmbier and North Korea: "He tells me that he didn't know about it and I will take him at his word." Trump added that Kim "felt badly about it. He felt very badly."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/28/politics/donald-trump-otto-warmbier-kim-jong-un/index.html

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with Trump?

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Christchurch shootings: Arrest over 'malicious' social media post

A man has been arrested in the UK on suspicion of making a malicious social media post about the attacks that killed 49 people at mosques in New Zealand.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the post was "making reference and support for the terrible events".

The arrested man is a 24-year old from Oldham.

GMP said where "people cross the line, we will take robust action, which may include arrest and prosecution".

The force said: "This is a very difficult time for people. The events in New Zealand have reverberated around the world.

"Many people are in deep shock and are worried. It is at times like this that, as a community, we stand together."

Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian who described himself as a white supremacist, has been charged following the attacks during Friday prayers.

Social media firms and some news outlets have been criticised for sharing livestream footage of the attack and failing to address far-right extremism on their platforms.

In London, police have launched an investigation after a burning rag was found in a road near a mosque.

The cloth was extinguished by Metropolitan Police officers in Southall and sent for forensic examination. Nobody was injured.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-47597710

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Pedestrian Killed On Mercer University Drive

A pedestrian was killed after he was struck by a vehicle as he tried to cross Mercer University Drive late Saturday night.

A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office release identified the victim as Michael Lorin Brown, 69, of Macon. The accident happened at about 10:07 p.m. near the Macon Mall.

Brown walked into the path of a vehicle traveling west, the release stated. The release also stated that the westbound vehicle struck Brown. Then the release stated that Mr. Brown died from his injuries, after being struck by the westbound vehicle.

https://www.macon.com/latest-news/article227380229.html

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TRUMP BUDGET 2.7 TRILLION IN CUTS

Bye bye medicare

"The administration’s plan calls for $2.7 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years and assumes that the economy will grow by about 3 percent over the next decade — well above many independent forecasts.

Federal deficits would top $1 trillion for the next three years before gradually declining to about $200 billion by 2029 — meaning the plan wouldn’t balance over a 10-year period, a standard measuring stick for federal budget proposals."

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/11/rump-2020-budget-plan-includes-funding-boost-milit/

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Sad! Millennials Owe More Than A Trillion In Debt And Most Don't Even Own A Home

HOW TO GET A DECENT PAYING JOB AND SAVE MONEY: >>>/prepare/40 | https://archive.fo/4vGvc

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180924174348/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/40.html

When compared to a similar point in time, Millennials are deeper in debt than any other generation that has come before them. And the biggest reason why they are in so much debt may surprise you.

We’ll get to that in a minute, but first let’s talk about the giant mountain of debt that Millennials have accumulated. According to the New York Fed, the total amount of debt that Millennials are carrying has risen by a whopping 22 percent in just the last five years…

New findings from the New York Federal Reserve reveal that millennials have now racked up over US$1 trillion of debt.

This troubling amount of debt, an increase of over 22% in just five years, is more than any other generation in history. This situation may leave you wondering how millennials ended up in such a sorry state.

Many young adults are absolutely drowning in debt, but the composition of that debt is quite different when compared to previous generations at a similar point in time.

Mortgage debt and credit card debt levels are far lower for Millennials, but the level of student loan debt is far, far higher…

While the debt levels accumulated by millennials eclipse those of the previous generation, Generation X, at a similar point in time, the complexion of the debt is very different.

According to a 2018 report from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, mortgage debt is about 15% lower for millennials and credit card debt among millennials was about two-thirds that of Gen X.

However, student loan debt was over 300% greater.

Over the last 10 years, the total amount of student loan debt in the United States has more than doubled.

It is an absolutely enormous financial problem, and there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution. Some politicians on the left are pledging to make college education “free” in the United States, but they never seem to explain who is going to pay for that.

THIRD WORLD ECONOMICS

https://web.archive.org/web/20190313144729/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-12/millennials-are-more-trillion-dollars-debt-and-most-them-dont-even-own-home

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Man nearly rams home with mini bulldozer after wife locks him out for not kissing her

It was your average, everyday episode of a reportedly drunken man threatening to break into his own house with earth-moving equipment. A recent Putnam County sheriff’s write-up described an incident the night of March 3 in which a lawman was dispatched to Woodhaven Drive on the south side of the county. An “intoxicated male subject” was said to be trying “to gain entry into the residence using a Bobcat front loader.” A 33-year-old woman at the house, which overlooks Lake Sinclair east of U.S. 441 near Crooked Creek, said she had gone home and, according to the report, found her husband “drunk and passed out in their bed.” The wife said she asked her husband for a kiss. Instead of kissing her, he got dressed. The report went on to say that the husband, 31, was then told by his wife that “if he was going to leave … he was leaving for good.” Out he walked. The wife locked the door behind him. But soon he began trying to get back in. The woman later told the sheriff’s deputy who answered her call for help that she had refused to open the door because, as the report put it, her husband becomes “erratic when he drinks.” The write-up added that the man had cranked a “Bobcat front loader in the front yard and attempted to ram it into the front door.” The sheriff’s deputy saw that a metal shelf near the front door had been damaged, but the door, with the Bobcat parked in front of it, was unscathed. The husband, described as glassy-eyed, wobbly on his feet and belligerent toward the deputy, reportedly blamed his wife. He said the whole thing started “because of her mouth.” The woman’s father, 56, showed up at the house and, the report goes on, was promptly assaulted by the husband. The deputy reportedly saw the husband’s hand on the father’s throat, at which point the deputy swiftly grabbed the husband and “placed him on the ground.” The husband was arrested for battery and obstruction. When told that he was being handcuffed, he was said to have asked, “For what?”

https://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/cop-shop-blog/article227793269.html#storylink=cpy

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Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments trigger an outcry

https://www.apnews.com/31f401c1562540799eabd138a8698ae8

"Tricia Neuman of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation said the Medicare cuts in this year’s budget are larger than what Trump proposed last year.

“Providers are likely to say that the proposed cuts are likely to harm patient care, especially if they think there is some possibility that Congress will adopt them,” said Neuman. “The truth is, it is difficult to predict what the impact would really be.”

Among the budget’s targets are federal payments to reimburse hospitals for uncompensated care, fees for services provided in outpatient departments, and federal financing for graduate medical education. Exempt from cuts: private Medicare Advantage plans favored by Republicans."

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The Beautiful NRA Russian Spy who didn't come in from the cold

The Russian Spy who wasn't.

https://newrepublic.com/article/153036/maria-butina-profile-wasnt-russian-spy

>The U.S. government went looking for someone to blame for Russia's interference in the 2016 election—and found Maria Butina, the perfect scapegoat.

>Yet a close examination of Butina’s case suggests that it is not so. Butina is simply an idealistic young Russian, born in the last days of the Soviet Union, raised in the new world of capitalism, and hoping to contribute to a better understanding between two countries while pursuing a career in international relations. Fluent in English and interested in expanding gun rights in Russia, she met with Americans in Moscow and on frequent trips to the United States, forging ties with members of the National Rifle Association, important figures within the conservative movement, and aspiring politicians. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to do what I could, as an unpaid private citizen, not a government employee, to help bring our two countries together,” she told me.

>The government’s case against Butina is extremely flimsy and appears to have been driven largely by a desire for publicity.

>Despite the lack of evidence against Butina, however, prosecutors—abetted by an uncritical media willing to buy into the idea of a Russian agent infiltrating conservative political circles—were intent on getting a win. In the context of the Mueller investigation, and in the environment that arose after Trump’s election, an idealistic young Russian meeting with influential American political figures sounded enough like a spy to move forward.

So when are all the baizuo on this board going to finally accept the fact that left leaning media has been playing you fools like a fiddle? legit 2 years of fake news. Thanks for the ad revenue suckaz!

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Anti-vaxxer Halifax chiropractor loses licence,forced to admit to retardedness

Dena Churchill posted online extensively about vaccines and made unfounded claims

A Halifax-based chiropractor who attracted attention for her unfounded views on vaccines is no longer licensed to practise in Nova Scotia.

A notice on the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors' website says Dena Churchill surrendered her licence in January and entered into a settlement agreement with the college in which

she admits the charge of being "professionally incompetent as a result of incompetence arising out of mental incapacity."

A hearing on the charge scheduled for next week will no longer go ahead.

The settlement agreement says Churchill underwent a psychological assessment in the fall. She cannot reapply for a licence to practise in Nova Scotia unless she provides a qualified medical opinion to the college's satisfaction that she is competent and fit to practise.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/chiropractor-dena-churchill-anti-vaccination-vaccines-1.5039277?cmp=rss

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How much did big pharma pay Sujoy Guha to suppress the perfect birth control for men?

The future is here, and it's not what we thought it would be. But screw flying cars and hoverboards—where is our legit birth control?

I remember reading Brave New World for the first time and picturing Lenina and Fanny Crowne prancing around the exercise lawn after dosing themselves with soma and completing the Malthusian Drill. The book came out in 1931, a year after scientists isolated the hormones that would later be used in our primary forms of birth control, but it wasn't until 30 years later that "the pill" became available—a decade longer if you were "unwed."

In present day 2015, the available options aren't great, and the burden still rests largely on women to mitigate the damages of our wanton impulses. Aside from the copper IUD, all the birth control devices and pharmaceuticals available to women alter our hormones with various weird side effects. When it comes to birth control for men, aside from condoms and pulling out (neither of which are very reliable in practice), a vasectomy has been the only other option for preventing unwanted pregnancies. Though there's about a coin-flip chance of it being reversible, those odds aren't enough to make it something guys under 40 typically consider. A few other male contraceptives are being explored, but there are no approved male contraceptive drugs in the United States (which was confirmed to me by US Food and Drug Administration spokesperson Andrea Fischer).

But what if there was a simple way a man to fire blanks until he and his partner were ready to have a kid—without the snip snap?

Medically, there is a way. It's been studied in animals and humans for more than 30 years with almost no documented complications. Known as "the male birth control injection," an application called RISUG (Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance) was invented in India in the 1970s by Sujoy Guha, a professor of biomedical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology. It's affordable, minimally invasive, and fully reversible—and it's the most effective, non-permanent way of preventing pregnancy (from the sperm side) the world has ever seen, according to studies so far.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ae3qx8/the-perfect-birth-control-for-men-is-here-why-cant-we-use-it

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NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For 'Possessing' Mosque Shooting Video;

Terrorist Brenton Tarrant used Facebook Live to broadcast the first 17 minutes of his attack on the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Friday - the first of two mosque attacks which left 50 dead and 50 injured.

Copies of Tarrant's livestream, along with his lengthy manifesto, began to rapidly circulate on various file hosting sites following the attack, which as we noted Friday - were quickly scrubbed from mainstream platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Scribd. YouTube has gone so far as to intentionally disable search filters so that people cannot find Christchurch shooting materials - including footage of suspected multiple shooters as well as the arrest of Tarrant and other suspects.

On Saturday, journalist Nick Monroe reported that New Zealand police have warned citizens that they face imprisonment for distributing the video, while popular New Zealand Facebook group Wellington Live notes that "NZ police would like to remind the public that it is an offence to share an objectional publication which includes the horrific video from yesterday's attack. If you see this video, report it immediately. Do not download it. Do not share it. If you are found to have a copy of the video or to have shared it, you face fines & potential imprisonment."

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/nz-threatens-10-years-prison-possessing-mosque-shooting-video-web-hosts-warned

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Rise in UK use of "far-right" online forums

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/16/rise-far-right-online-forums-anti-muslim-hate-wave

Thousands of Britons regularly use online forums that espouse rightwing extremism, it has emerged amid fresh warnings that the UK is facing a “new wave” of anti-Muslim hatred.

An indicator of the evolving challenge is the recent move by MI5 to wrest control from the police of investigations into far-right plots that “cross the statutory threshold to be considered terrorism”. The security services are currently investigating potential contact between the Christchurch gunman and rightwing extremists in the UK.

Analysis by anti-fascist charity Hope not Hate indicates that huge numbers of Britons are among the global audience for far-right forums – such as Stormfront, the white supremacist website – that spread extremist ideolology.

Sara Khan, the UK’s lead anti-extremism commissioner, has pointed to a fresh surge of UK-based far-right activists who are, she says, “organised, professional and actively attempting to recruit”.

Khan, who has visited 14 UK towns and cities as she prepares a report on extremism for the home secretary, told the Observer: “I have heard deep concern about the far right and its devastating impact on individuals, communities and our democracy.” A “frightening amount of legal extremist content online” was fuelling far-right activism, she added.

The security services, having placed the threat from rightwing extremist ideology on a par with Islamist and Northern Ireland-related terrorism, have said they are investigating “very sharp high-end cases” in relation to the far right.

So far, though, they have not revealed how many of the 700 or so live terror plots and 20,000 individuals classified as “closed subjects of concern” – people who have previously been investigated and may pose a future threat – are related to rightwing extremism.

However, MI5 said the volume of rightwing cases was “absolutely dwarfed by the number of Islamist cases”.

The government’s latest counter-terrorism assessment does, however, shed interesting light on the evolving far-right threat. Before 2014, it says, extreme rightwing activity in the UK was confined to “small, established groups with an older membership, which promoted anti-immigration and white supremacist views, but presented a very low risk to national security.”

Four extreme rightwing terror plots were foiled in the year to June 2018, fuelling disquiet over online forums and their ability to disseminate extremist ideology.

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NZ Attorny General: "New Zealand to ban semi-automatic weapons"

"Ardern said five guns were used by the primary perpetrator, including two semi-automatic weapons, and two shotguns.

"The offender was in possession of a gun licence," Ardern said.

She said the guns were purchased in December last year.

"While work is being done as to the chain of events that lead to both the holding of this gun licence and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now; our gun laws will change."

She said there had been attempts to change New Zealand's gun laws in 2005, 2012 and after an inquiry in 2017.

"Now is the time for change.""

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12213269

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Birmingham school to indefinitely suspend LGBT lessons for kids after parents’ anger

https://www.rt.com/uk/453837-parents-stop-lgbt-lessons-kids/

Following a massive outcry by parents, Parkfield Community School has announced it will be indefinitely suspending its LGBT rights curriculum until an agreement is reached with protesting families.

Under the schools ‘No Outsider’ program, students as young as four were being taught about same sex marriage and transgender lifestyle in an effort to fight discrimination at an early age. In spite of its name, the program alienated and incensed a large number of parents in the predominantly Muslim area who opposed it both on religious grounds, and due to the young age of the students involved.

While the school initially said the lessons would go on as planned after scheduled talks in Easter, weekly protests by the parents, including some 600 pupils being pulled from classes earlier in the month, seem to have changed the administration’s mind. Many parents also signed a petition opposing the program.

Parents, educators and the Excelsior Multi Academy Trust (the group that runs Parkfield) sat down for talks over the issue Wednesday ahead of schedule. The same day, the school administration announced the lessons would be suspended “until a resolution has been reached.”

“Nothing is more important than ensuring our children’s education continues uninterrupted,” the school said in a statement, adding that they hope the decision prevents parents from keeping their kids out of school. The board plans to continue discussions in the coming weeks in order to look for a compromise.

The lessons were heavily promoted by assistant head teacher Andrew Moffat, who is himself a gay man. The city council seemed to tacitly agree with his outlook, even warning the parents, mostly Muslim, that their protests were inciting “division and hate,” while Moffat claimed that he had received personal threats online.

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UK goverment blocks zippyshare in latest inrternet censorship wave

https://torrentfreak.com/zippyshare-is-blocked-for-uk-visitors-but-why-190315/

Popular file-hosting service Zippyshare is unavailable throughout the UK. Contrary to widespread rumors, ISPs are not responsible for the 'blockade.' Instead, it appears that Zippyshare itself is actively blocking UK visitors, intentionally or not. Without any official word from the operators, the question remains; why?

Founded in 2006, Zippyshare has gathered an impressive userbase over the years.

While early competitors such as Rapidshare, Hotfile, and Megaupload, are now long gone, the free file-hosting service continued to thrive.

The site currently has millions of visitors per day from all over the world. There are also significant numbers hailing from the UK, where it is one of the most-used download portals not currently blocked by a High Court order.

However, starting a few days ago, UK visitors are no longer able to access the site. Instead of the usual download page, they are welcomed by a “403 forbidden” error message in their browsers. This remains the case today.

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Brave Chomo Takes Control, Grabs Two Young Boys at the Park, Gets Tackled by Evil Family

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (KABC) – A registered sex offender was taken into police custody after allegedly trying to kidnap two small children from a park in Lake Elsinore on Monday. 

The frightening incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. 

Police said 29-year-old Marcus Dewitt tried to grab a 3-year-old boy by the arm while the child was partially inside of a play apparatus at Rosetta Canyon Sports Park. 

When Dewitt was unsuccessful in taking that child, he picked up a 4-year-old boy and attempted to flee the area with the child, police said. 

Investigators said the children's parents saw what was happening, chased Dewitt and wrestled the boy away from him. 

That's when Dewitt tried to flee the park on foot, but a family member of one of the victims subdued him. Other witnesses and family members also held him down and subdued him until police officers arrived and took him into custody. 

The children were not injured in the incident, authorities said. 

Dewitt was set to be booked on kidnapping charges. If you have any relevant information about this case, you're urged to contact Investigator Matt Posson with Lake Elsinore police at (951) 245-3300.

https://abc7.com/sex-offender-tries-to-kidnap-2-kids-at-ie-park-held-down-by-family/5184824/

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9 kids,3 women and village's lone doctor,killed in American airstrike in Afghanistan

At least 13 civilians, including several children, were killed in American airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan that were carried out in support of an Afghan-led operation against the Taliban, local officials and tribal elders said on Sunday.

Members of a C.I.A.-sponsored Afghan strike force called in air support after coming under fire on Saturday as they mounted an assault on Taliban fighters in the district of Hesarak in Nangarhar Province, the officials said.

The airstrikes hit two houses in the village of Naser Khil, said a tribal elder, Ruzi Khan Maruf. In one house, the village’s lone doctor, his wife and their five teenage daughters were killed, Mr. Maruf said by telephone. In the other, the doctor’s brother, his wife and their four children — three teenage girls and a boy — reportedly died. The brother was an Afghan soldier, Mr. Maruf said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/10/world/asia/airstrikes-nangarhar-afghanistan.html

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Good! NXIVM Sex Cult Leader Charged With Child Sex Exploitation

The founder of NXIVM, a bizarre slave-master sex cult parading as a ‘self-help’ group, has been hit with new charges

In the new superseding indictment filed on Wednesday, prosecutors charged NXIVM leader Keith Raniere on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possessing child pornography.

The court filing also revealed that Raniere and Clare Bronfman had an intimate relationship. Bronfman whose family has close ties to the Rothschild’s, was outed as aiding Raniere to run his “self help” group and also protecting him and other members, via a defense fund.

Federal prosecutors announced the new charges as the cults co-founder Nancy Salzman broke down in tears as she plead guilty to racketeering charges in court.

RT reports:

https://www.rt.com/usa/453770-nxivm-child-pornography-charges/

It is now alleged that Raniere, better known as ‘Vanguard’ or ‘Master’ within the secretive group, coerced underage girls to participate in porn photoshoots for more than 10 years. He then kept files with sexually explicit images and stored them on a hard drive.

The memorandum issued by the district attorney’s office stated that other high-ranking members of NXIVM that were put on trial along with Raniere were well aware of their leader’s sexual relationships with minors. One of the underage victims was identified as “a fifteen-year-old girl” who was working for the group’s co-founder, Nancy Salzman.

The same day new charges against Raniere were filed, Salzman pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge. The teen became “Raniere’s first-line slave” in the clandestine sorority group within NXIVM known as DOS, which stands for ‘dominant over submissive’ in Latin.

Another victim was described only as “a child” whose sexual relationship with the ‘guru’ was “known” and “facilitated” by other members.

Raniere was arrested in his luxury hideout in Mexico in March last year and flown to the US, where he, along with other prominent members, including Hollywood actress Allison Mack and liquor heiress Clare Bronfman, were indicted on a number of charges. Apart from the new child porn allegation, Raniere has already been charged with forced labor conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, sex trafficking, attempted sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit identity theft.

https://archive.fo/dDbwm

https://newspunch.com/nxivm-sex-cult-leader-charged-with-child-sex-exploitation-possessing-child-porn/

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The Democrats Are Provoking Russia and China to Attack the United States

I have been having a recurring nightmare about Chinese tanks rolling down the burned out cinders of my house and my neighbors. I can hear, in my dream, the sound of the Chinese soldiers executing the survivors as they approach my house. The dream is always the same. From my hiding spot, I can see the Chinese tanks firing a a single shell into each house. This is followed by the Chinese soldiers running into the houses and executing any living thing, including pets and people. The houses are looted by Chinese soldiers exiting the destroyed homes. Then in my dream, my home is next. This is a dream that repeats often and increases in intensity and detail with subsequent reoccuring dream. Lately, the Chinese soldiers have been wearing the blue helmets of the United Nations.

In the past 3 months, I have received communications from our followers about similar dreams. Here is an example:

Dear Dave,

Thanks for all that you are doing for your country. If my dreams are prophetic, we are in a lot of trouble. You may think that this dream I have is crazy, but I want to share with your for your response. My wife and I used to have the same dream on a repeating basis. In each instance, there were Chinese soldiers inside of white UN tanks who are rolling up the highway toward our housing development. We used to live in Tucson. We followed your and the Hagmanns when you have talked about foreign troops on our soil that are going to destroy us. We were eventually convinced to get away from the border and move north. Today, we live in Montana. However the dreams continued for my wife. I am really frightened that this danger is coming to America…..

Steve and Debbie

I have also received several other emails which are similar in nature.

When Trump was first elected, I was convinced that Russia and the US would become great allies and would serve to block the growing Chinese menace and the UN conspiracy to keep Russia and America apart.

Recent current events have served to strengthen my resolve that the globalists must keep Russia and America apart as the continue to dismantle the world’s food supply, for purposes of control and to collapse all economies thus causing a mass die-off due to famine. Only a Russian and American alliance can stop this insidious plot.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190313185143/https://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/the-democrats-are-provoking-russia-and-china-to-attack-the-united-states/

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Trump: white nationalists

Trump references /pol/ niggers

""I don’t really. I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems,” Trump said in the Oval Office when asked by a reporter if he believed that white nationalism was a growing global threat.

“I guess if you look at what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that’s the case. I don’t know enough about it yet. They're just learning about the person and the people involved,” he said. “But it's certainly a terrible thing. Terrible thing.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gillibrand-hits-trump-for-saying-white-nationalism-not-a-rising-threat-we-have-to-be-better-than-this

EDIT: It's spelled /pol/ niggers you nigger, not POL niggers.

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FOX: Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments trigger an outcry

"As outlined in White House documents, the budget calls for $845 billion in total, or gross, spending reductions to Medicare over 10 years, mainly by cutting future payments to hospitals and other service providers.

However, that eye-popping figure appears to involve some budgetary legerdemain. The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget found actual savings of $515 billion or $575 billion, depending on how those savings are calculated.

The head of a major hospital association pushed back hard, saying in a blog that "arbitrary and blunt" Medicare cuts would have a "devastating" impact on care for seniors.

"Hospitals are less and less able to cover the cost of care for Medicare patients; it is no time to gut Medicare," said Chip Kahn of the Federation of American Hospitals."

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/trumps-cuts-to-medicare-hospital-payments-trigger-an-outcry

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Greens demand hate speech by MPs be stamped out after Christchurch massacre

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/17/greens-demand-hate-speech-by-mps-be-stamped-out-after-christchurch-massacre

The Greens have cited the rightwing terrorist attack in Christchurch to renew calls for a parliamentary code of conduct to stamp out hate speech, a push also backed by Australia’s peak Muslim body.

Richard Di Natale has written to Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten warning that the extreme rightwing nationalist senator Fraser Anning – who blamed the attack on Muslim immigration – “is not a lone voice in our parliament” and more needs to be done to prevent “hateful rhetoric”.

The call follows the Coalition and Labor reaching agreement to pass a motion condemning Anning for his “inflammatory and divisive comments seeking to attribute blame to victims of a horrific crime and to vilify people on the basis of religion”.

The Greens’ proposed code requires parliamentarians to “reject discriminatory or exclusionary statements” and guarantee they will not “knowingly humiliate or degrade an individual or community based on their colour, national or ethnic origin, culture, religious belief, gender or sexual orientation”.

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Same Bullshit As Before Going Down In Syria, US-Israel Spotted Training More ISIS Terrorists

>>>/related/4

The CIA is conspiring with ISIS commanders in northeastern Syria supplying them with fake documents and then transferring them to Iraq, according to reports in Turkish pro-government media.

About 2,000 ISIS members were questioned in the areas of Kesra, Buseira, al-Omar and Suwayr in Deir Ezzor province and at least 140 of them then received fake documents. Some of the questioned terrorists were then moved to the camps of al-Hol, Hasakah and Rukban, which are controlled by US-backed forces. The CIA also reportedly created a special facility near Abu Khashab with the same purpose.

Israeli, French and British special services are reportedly involved.

An interesting observation is that the media of the country, which in the previous years of war, used to conspire with ISIS allowing its foreign recruits to enter Syria and buying smuggled oil from the terrorists, has now become one of the most active exposers of the alleged US ties with ISIS elements.

Another issue often raised in Turkish media is the poor humanitarian situation in the refugee camps controlled by US-backed forces. These reports come in the course of other revelations. According to the International Rescue Committee, about 100 people, mostly children, died in combat zones or in the al-Hol camp controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces just recently.

In its turn, the Russian Defense Ministry released a series of satellite images revealing the horrifying conditions in the al-Rukban camp. The imagery released on March 12 shows at least 670 graves, many of them fresh, close to the camp’s living area. The tents and light constructions used to settle refugees are also located in a close proximity to large waste deposits.

A joint statement by the Russian and Syrian Joint Coordination Committees for Repatriation of Syrian Refugees said that refugees in al-Rukban are suffering from a lack of water, food, medication and warm clothing, which is especially important during winter. According to the statement, members of the US-backed armed group Maghawir al-Thawra disrupt water deliveries to the camp, using this as a bargaining chip for blackmailing and profiteering purposes.

Tensions are once again growing between Syria and Israel. Earlier in March, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad submitted an official letter to the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Kristin Lund that Damascus ”will not hesitate to confront Israel” if it continues refusing to withdraw from the Golan Heights.

https://archive.fo/xIVbx

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-13/cia-conspiring-isis-turning-syrian-refugee-camps-isis-hotbeds

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Reddit Bans Gory Subreddits After New Zealand Shooting

Reddit bans Reddit after unwanted media attention

Reddit took down two of its most notorious subreddits on Friday, apparently because their users were sharing footage of the New Zealand mosque shootings. Visitors to two subreddits known for sharing video and pictures of people being killed or injured—R/WatchPeopleDie and R/Gore—were met with a message saying the forums had been “banned from Reddit.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/after-new-zealand-shooting-reddit-bans-gory-subreddits

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POS rapes ex-girlfriend for 2 days

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/gbi-arrests-former-north-georgia-detention-officer-on-rape-charges/929599787

A former Murray County detention officer was arrested Friday on rape charges by the GBI.

Kirk Taylor Martin, 28, of Acworth, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman from Thursday afternoon until Friday morning, the GBI said in a news release.

He faces charges of rape, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated assault (family violence), criminal attempt to commit sodomy, false imprisonment and hindering an emergency call, the release said.

Martin worked as a jailer from March 2017 until he was fired in April 2018, according to Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) records.

Murray County sheriff's Deputy Chief Jimmy Davenport told the Dalton Daily Citizen-News that Martin was fired after multiple violations of jail policy. Those included giving an inmate the wrong prescription medication among other procedural issues.

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Moscow's Mad Scientists Have Figured Out How To Warp Time

Moscow's Mad Scientists Have Figured Out How To Warp Time As Putin Seeks To Dominate Space-Time Continuum

Lead researcher Dr Gordey Lesovik, of Moscow’s Laboratory of the Physics of Quantum Information at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, said: “We have artificially created a state that evolves in a direction opposite to that of the thermodynamic arrow of time.”

His team used a rudimentary quantum computer, which carries information on subatomic particles. He hopes their findings, in journal Scientific Reports, will help improve processing power.

So how does it work? Well the time machine is actually a rudimentary quantum computer made up of electron qubits.

A qubit is a the basic unit of quantum information – a unit that represents one, zero, and both one and zero at the same time.

Researchers ran an "evolution program", which caused the qubits to enter a complicated changing pattern of ones and zeroes.

And during this process, the order was lost – like hitting balls at the start of a game of pool.

A separate program then modified the state of this quantum computer so that it evolved backwards, returning from chaos to order.

This allowed the qubits to return to their original starting point.

Scientists were able to perform this so-called "time reversal" successfully 85 per cent of the time with two qubits, and had a 50 per cent success rate with three qubits.

The team were able to then calculate the probability of a "smeared out" electron spontaneously "localising" back to its recent past – travelling through time, in effect.

And it turns out that if you observe 10billion freshly localised electrons every second for 13.7billion years, you'd only see this happen once.

And even then, the electron would only travel no more than a ten-billionth of a second into the past.

That's not ideal, because not being able to predict time-reversal makes the system useless to scientists.

That's why it's so important that scientists were able to successfully "reverse time on demand" with a quantum computer.

No doubt this technology will be seeked by demonic tyrannts around the world to control and end Man's destiny.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8624077/time-machine-experiment-quantum-physics-electrons/

https://web.archive.org/web/20190314010451/https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8624077/time-machine-experiment-quantum-physics-electrons/

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Sajid Javid threatens websites that don't delete NZ shooting videos with being blocked

https://archive.is/F1xby

Social media companies have been told to "clean up their platforms" or be prepared to face the "force of the law" by Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

The warning comes after a gunman who killed 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand filmed the attack and live-streamed it directly to Facebook.

Writing in the Daily Express, Mr Javid said: "Tech companies must do more to stop his messages being broadcast."

The live-stream of the attack on Facebook lasted for 17 minutes.

Despite the original video being taken down, it was quickly replicated and shared widely on other platforms, including YouTube and Twitter.

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Tech giants move to pre-empt regulation

Mr Javid urged people to stop viewing and sharing the "sick material" online, adding: "It is wrong and it is illegal.

"Online platforms have a responsibility not to do the terrorists' work for them.

"This terrorist filmed his shooting with the intention of spreading his ideology."

He added that the government was trying to address this type of "illegal" behaviour.

The government is due to publish a delayed White Paper on "online harms" in the coming weeks.

The gunman, who live-streamed the attacks on Friday from a head-mounted camera, identified himself as Brenton Tarrant in the footage, which showed him shooting at men, women and children.

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Trump GROUNDS Boeing 737 Max Planes After Recent Crash, US Being 401st Nation To Ban Them

The United States will no longer fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed Sunday shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.

President Trump said he was grounding all flights using both models - 'effective immediately' - in an emergency order of prohibition on Wednesday afternoon.

Any plane that is currently in the air will be allowed to land, and then the planes will be grounded until further notice, he said.

Trump made the decision following conversations with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the Federal Aviation Administration he said, after 'new information' and 'physical evidence' emerged on tragic incidents involving the planes.

'They are all in agreement with the action,' Trump announced. 'Planes that are in the air will be grounded, if they're the 737 Max, will be grounded upon landing at the destination.'

Airlines have been notified, and they are in agreement with the decision, he claimed.

'Our hearts go out to all of those who lost loved ones, to their friends to their families in both the Ethiopian and Lion airlines crashes that involved the 737 Max aircraft,' the president said. 'It's a terrible terrible thing. Boeing is an incredible company. They are working very, very hard right now.'

Boeing will hopefully come up with an answer swiftly, he said. 'But until they do, the planes are grounded.

Trump said the FAA would be releasing additional information shortly.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6805505/Trump-grounds-Boeing-737-Max-planes-effectively-immediately-crash.html

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What is 8chan? The site used by NZ terrorist to spread hate

https://news.sky.com/story/what-is-8chan-the-site-used-by-nz-terrorist-to-spread-hate-11666123

Shortly before the mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, the gunman posted a link on 8chan to the Facebook page where he would live-stream his attack.

A man aged in his 20s has been charged with murder following the shootings at the al Noor mosque in central Christchurch and then the nearby Linwood mosque.

Posting to 8chan, he wrote: "The Facebook link is below, by the time you read this I should be going live."

He encouraged users to spread his message.

Within minutes users were applauding the gunman and sharing the link, while others said that sharing the information could land 8chan in trouble.

It is an imageboard, a type of internet forum in which people primarily discuss topics using images attached to each of their posts rather than just text, which contains explicit and offensive material.

It is unaffiliated with the infamous imageboard 4chan although it shares the same culture of anonymity and format of image posting.

In practice, its different boards focus on different topics, including video games and Japanese animation, anime.

They each feature a wide range of anonymous contributions and discussions, but those on its 'politically incorrect' board prominently include hate speech and antisemitic conspiracy theories, as well as an abundance of slurs towards minority ethnic and sexual groups.

8chan features discussions of alleged "Muslims [sic] Reactions" inciting racial hatred, with unsourced images purporting to show a Muslim social media account reacting to the shooting by declaring war.

Another thread alleges that the shooting was conducted as part of a Jewish conspiracy, and others referencing a far-right party being elected in a local election in Spain.

It has been the subject of numerous scandals, including hosting child abuse material, involvement in the harassment of female games developers during Gamergate, and for its involvement in so-called swatting attacks - where people make false reports to police in order for them to be targeted by SWAT teams.

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2X AS MANY RIGHT-WING TERRORIST ATTACKS THAN MUSLIMS

Not at all a fan of small-minded people who spend their days praying to Allah. Modern Muslims fine. However hypocrisy is hypocrisy.

"That means that in the nearly 14 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, people living in America have been more likely to die as the result of domestic terrorism waged by the far-right movement than that of Muslim extremists.

Average Americans may not realize anti-government militias, self-declared "sovereign citizens," racists and skinheads pose as great or greater a threat to public safety as al-Qaida and its brethren. But Ryan Lenz, senior editor for the Southern Poverty Law Center's HateWatch blog, told Mic, "This is not a fringe movement anymore. It is everywhere, and it is dangerous."

https://mic.com/articles/121263/white-groups-muslim-terrorist-attacks#.Rtiig8dKc

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Gambino Boss Gunned Down Outside Staten Island Home

The head of the Gambino crime family, Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali was gunned down on Wednesday night in front of his Staten Island home.

The 53-year-old Cali was shot six times in the chest and then run over by an assassin driving a blue pickup truck in the lavish Todt Hill neighborhood around 9:20 p.m., while his wife and young children were inside, according to the NY Post.

He was taken to Staten Island University Hospital where he died.

The gunman sped off in a blue pickup truck after the hit, which one source described as “disrespectful” because it took place near his family home in an outer borough.

Cali is the first mob boss to be slain in New York City since a fresh-faced John Gotti ordered the murder of then-Gambino boss Paul Castellano in 1985 at Sparks steakhouse in Midtown.

“Even Gotti had more respect,” one police source told The Post. “He did it out in Manhattan.” -NY Post

Neighbors were rattled by the shooting in an otherwise quiet neighborhood.

"I’ve seen the [mob] movies . . . but I’ve never seen any activity that we feel at all that there’s something strange about this area," said 39-year-old local Prashant Ranyal.

https://archive.fo/MXamu

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-14/mob-hit-gambino-boss-gunned-down-outside-staten-island-home

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NZ attacking the Muslims for causing the fear!!!

>Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has been slammed for his “disgusting” comments in the wake of the fatal Christchurch mosque massacre.

>In a media statement issued this afternoon that’s been widely condemned on social media, Senator Anning said the attacks highlighted the “growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence” in Australian and New Zealand communities.

>He went on to claim the real cause of the bloodshed that’s left at least 30 people dead is New Zealand’s immigration policy.

Source: https://archive.fo/UTSzN

news.com.au/national/queensland/politics/politician-lashes-out-at-muslims-after-christchurch-shootings-they-are-the-perpetrators/news-story/8e3f11fe73821dc3e65d75432ac76f2e

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Outrage as Italian female judge says woman is too masculine to have been raped,2 homos go free

ROME – Italy's Justice Ministry has ordered a preliminary inquiry into an appeals court ruling that overturned a rape verdict in part by arguing that the woman who was attacked was too ugly to be a credible rape victim.

The ruling has sparked outrage in Italy, prompting a flash mob Monday outside the Ancona court, where protesters shouted "Shame!" and held up signs saying "indignation."

The appeals sentence was handed down in 2017 – by an all-female panel – but the reasons behind it only emerged publicly when Italy's high court annulled it on March 5 and ordered a retrial. The Court of Cassation said Wednesday its own reasons for ordering the retrial will be issued next month.

Two Peruvian men were initially convicted of the 2015 rape of a Peruvian woman in Ancona, but the Italian appeals court overturned the verdict and absolved them, finding that she was not a credible witness. In part of the ruling, the court noted that the suspects had found her unattractive and too "masculine" to be a credible rape victim.

Cinzia Molinaro, a lawyer for the victim, said her appeal to the Cassation contested a host of procedural problems with the acquittal verdict but said she had also cited the "absolute unacceptability" of the Italian court's reference to the victim's physical appearance.

The appeals sentence quoted one of the suspects as saying he found the woman unattractive and had her listed as "Viking" on his cellphone.

Molinaro noted that the woman, who has since returned to Peru, had suffered such genital trauma in the rape that she required stitches.

The Justice Ministry said it was conducting the "necessary preliminary investigations" into the appeals verdict. Molinaro said the ministry can send investigators to a court to check if there were any problems or omissions in the sentence, even when the case is still under appeal.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/italy-outraged-as-court-finds-victim-too-ugly-to-be-raped-1.4334029

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Alternatives To Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, And Other State-run Tech Platforms

Lately, I’ve written a lot about the alternative media purge and how Big Tech social media platforms are attempting to control the narrative, the elections, and public perception through censorship and financial blacklisting. Lots of people are ready to leave websites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for less-censored pastures. But what are the social media alternatives that are currently available?

Before we get into the alternatives, please understand that all of them will start small. None of them will be able to take on Big Tech without a lot of help and support. We’ve gotten used to free social media because the companies with whom we’ve dealt have virtually raped us, reading our so-called “private” messages, and pillaging our date to sell to the highest bidders. So really, it isn’t that free after all.

You probably won’t find your parents, your best friend from kindergarten, and your Aunt Suzie on these platforms – not yet, anyway. But what you WILL be able to do is speak without fear of censorship. You’ll be able to find your favorite alternative media sources there and find answers that simply aren’t supported by the mainstream.

The only way to change this dystopian atmosphere is to actually make changes ourselves. Go where the freedom is!

https://archive.fo/1QTB6

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-23/new-social-media-alternatives-facebook-youtube-twitter-and-other-big-tech-platforms

MeWe

MeWe calls themselves The Next-Gen Social Network. They raised $4.8 million and launched back in 2016 to take on Facebook and Twitter. They’re about 6 million members strong so far and Mark Weinstein, the founder, plans for it to be 500 million by 2022.

“In the future, MeWe will also revolutionize social media with decentralization, which will render Facebook’s spying and tracking data model completely obsolete,” Weinstein added, a comment that suggests he is indeed trying to replace Facebook. “Awareness around the world has never been higher regarding news feed manipulation and privacy infractions. Government regulations will never truly interfere with Facebook’s data collection model, evidenced in both California’s new 2020 privacy rules and Europe’s GDPR. But the free market can — and MeWe is here giving people great communication technology in a true multi-feature platform, with none of Facebook’s BS.”

Gab.ai

Gab.ai is a platform that is similar to Twitter. You have 300 characters with which to make your point. It has been called the Alt-Right’s social media alternative and although Gab itself doesn’t censor its users, Microsoft has threatened to take them down due to “hate speech.” A lot of folks who got banned, shadowbanned, or censored by Twitter are there.

Gab founder Andrew Torba feels that they aren’t being portrayed honestly in the media.

We survived a relentless and coordinated smear campaign by the dishonest mainstream media without any outside funding from advertisers or venture capitalists. Our community will continue to thrive and grow thanks to individuals from around the world who believe in putting people and free speech above politically correct corporate agendas.

Gab has always and will always be powered by you, The People. Gab is not just a social network, it’s a social movement.

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What the fuck happened to infinity /n. This pathetic shit is sickening. KYS

This is beyond disgraceful. This JIDF/leftypol diarrhea is pathetic, like something a mentally challenged child would make.

May the lot of you responsible get aids, then prostate cancer, then get your prostate removed, become impotent, get raped by a nigger faggot, have your loved ones disgusted at your emasculation and faggotry in general, then leave you after stealing any little remaining of your money/wealth.

Then, finally in the depths of your well justified despair, you die of dysentery and a violent anal prolapse. You fucking disgusting cunts. Eat shit and die.

https://www.health.com/digestive-health/what-is-megacolon

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'Germs are not a real thing' Fox News host says he hasn't washed hands in 10 years

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/feb/11/germs-are-not-real-fox-news-host-pete-hegseth?CMP=fb_gu&fbclid=IwAR3hqRMtm0eJLg1UsDOnZKNVFQ48ltS3icdOWC_ZELHs1By9hoVEPbmIjRA

Donald Trump’s favourite TV show, Fox & Friends, has a reputation for giving airtime to conspiracy theories that benefit the White House agenda. But host Pete Hegseth may now have managed to upset the famously germaphobic president – by revealing that he has not washed his hands in a decade.

The admission came as Hegseth discussed eating day-old pizza that had not been refrigerated. He did not see any issue with eating the pizza, he said, then added that he didn’t think he had washed his hands in 10 years.

“Really,” he said. “I don’t really wash my hands ever.”

Met with laughter, he explained: “I inoculate myself. Germs are not a real thing. I can’t see them, therefore they’re not real.”

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College Admissions Scam A Perfect Example Of How Deeply Corrupt America Has Become

Is there anything left in this country that has not been deeply tainted by corruption?

By now you have probably heard that dozens of people have been arrested for participating in a multi-million dollar college admissions scam. Enormous amounts of money were paid out in order to ensure that children from very wealthy families were able to get into top schools such as Yale University, Stanford University, the University of Texas and the University of Southern California. And as The Economic Collapse blog's Michael Snyder writes, we should certainly be disgusted by these revelations, but we shouldn’t be surprised. Such corruption happens every single day on every single level of society in America. At this point our nation is so far gone that it is shocking when you run into someone that actually still has some integrity.

The “mastermind” behind this college admissions scam was a con man named William Rick Singer. He had been successfully getting the kids of wealthy people into top colleges for years using “side doors”, and he probably thought that he would never get caught.

But he did.

There were four basic methods that Singer used to get children from wealthy families into elite schools. The first two methods involved bribes…

Bribing college entrance exam administrators to allow a third party to facilitate cheating on college entrance exams, in some cases by posing as actual students,’ is the first.

ribing university athletic coaches and administrators to designate applicants as purported athletic recruits – regardless of their athletic abilities, and in some cases, even though they did not play the sport,’ is the second.

Because many of these kids didn’t even play the sports they were being “recruited” for, in some cases Photoshop was used to paste their faces on to the bodies of real athletes…

In order to get non-athletic kids admitted to college as athletes, Singer often had to create fake profiles for them. Sometimes this involved fabricating resumes that listed them having played on elite club teams, but to finish the illusion Singer and his team would also use Photoshop to combine photos of the kids with actual athletes in the sport.

A number of college coaches became exceedingly wealthy from taking bribes to “recruit” kids that would never play once they got to school, but now a lot of those same coaches are probably going to prison.

Of course the main thing that the media is focusing on is the fact that some celebrities are among those being charged in this case, and that includes Lori Loughlin from “Full House”…

As bad as this scandal is, can we really say that it is much worse than what is going on around the rest of the country every single day?

Of course not.

We are a very sick nation, and we are getting sicker by the day.

What we are is deeply corrupt, and America will not survive if we keep going down this path.

https://archive.fo/1MTOP

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-13/college-admissions-scandal-perfect-example-how-deeply-corrupt-america-has-become

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Brain Tumors! 5G Tower Kills Four Children At San Joaquin County Elementary School

MASS MURDERING DESPOTS WANT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DEAD: >>>/related/12

A fourth child has been diagnosed with cancer at a San Joaquin County elementary school, and parents believe it’s because of radiation caused by a cell phone tower.

The towers are spread throughout the community, but it’s this particular one that parents say needs to go.

“We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” said Monica Ferrulli.

Her son Mason was the second child to be diagnosed with cancer in just three years at Weston Elementary. He was 10-years-old and walked by this cell phone tower daily.

“It’s indescribable, it’s really tough,” she said.

“It’s one of the hardest things that I’ve been through,” said Joe Prime.

The district has had several tests done saying the tower is safe and meets federal regulations. But some families weren’t convinced and hired an expert.

“I wouldn’t send my kids there at all, it absolutely is dangerous,” said Eric Windheim, an electromagnetic radiation specialist. “Children are still developing and their cells are still being divided. It’s the worst possible time in their life to be exposed.”

He says it’s not just a cell tower, it also transmits wireless frequencies.

“Instead of only going 300 yards like regular Wi-Fi, Y-Max can go 30 miles,” he said.

Parents want the mast removed, but the district won’t budge. Parents say the district gets a kickback of $2,000 a month to have the tower for a telephone company, but the district so far has not commented.

“It’s a real disappointment that it’s taking moms of sick children and dads of sick children to come out and say something needs to be done,” Prime said.

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/school-cell-tower-causing-cancer/

https://web.archive.org/web/20190313201032/https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/school-cell-tower-causing-cancer/

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Ex-Obama Official Wanted FBI To Take Over Smollett Case So He'd Be Safe From Prosecution

Michelle Obama's former Chief of Staff, Tina Tchen, attempted to have the Jussie Smollett case transferred from the Chicago Police Department to the FBI, according to texts and emails released by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

Tchen, a Chicago-based attorney, reached out on Feb. 1 to Chicago's top prosecutor Kim Foxx - telling her that the "Empire" actor's family had "concerns" about the investigation.

Smollett was considered at the time to be the victim of an assault, however the actor was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report in connection with a staged hate crime. Last week, a Chicago grand jury slapped Smollett with a 16 count indictment for lying to the police - to which he pleaded not guilty on Thursday.

"Spoke to the Superintendent Johnson," Foxx emailed Tchen on Feb. 1, in reference to Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. "I convinced him to Reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation."

Foxx also texted with one of Smollett's relatives whose name was redacted from the text release, saying: "Spoke to the superintendent earlier, he made the ask … Trying to figure out logistics. I’ll keep you posted."

"OMG this would be a huge victory" the family member texted back. (No shit. Maybe the FBI really IS politically bias?)

"I make no guarantees, but I'm trying" replied Foxx - who recused herself from the case on Feb. 20.

Guglielmi said that the case was not moved to the FBI because "there was a lack of evidence" that Smollett was the victim of a federal hate crime.

"There was no federal jurisdiction," said Guglielmi, who added that the FBI has been assisting the police investigation. "If there was ever a point where they felt it was within federal jurisdiction, it would have easily gone there."

Smollett claimed that he was the victim of a predawn hate crime on January 29 in which two men assaulted him while he was on his way home after buying a sandwich; hurling racial and antigay slurs at him, dousing him in a liquid, placing a noose around his neck (which he was still wearing when police arrived later that morning), and punching him in the face.

Smollett, who is black and gay, staged a Jan 29 homophobic racist attack because he was unhappy with his salary to boost his profile.

The incident sparked national outrage - with the left-leaning mainstream media and prominent Democrats uncritically supporting Smollett's version of events; holding it up as a prime example of 'violent Donald Trump supporters'.

https://archive.fo/RxC5P

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-14/former-obama-official-tried-pulling-strings-have-smollett-case-transferred-fbi-told

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Missing California sisters,ages 5 and 8, found safe after 48 hrs in wilderness

2 young sisters missing since Friday afternoon in woods in rural Humboldt County in California, were found safe on Sunday, authorities said.

Caroline and Leia Carrico, who are 5 and 8 years old, were found about 10:30 a.m. Sunday after more than 44 hours alone in the woods, Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said.

"I'm pleased to report that you're all witnessing a miracle today," the sheriff said at a Sunday news conference. "Caroline and Leia have been found safe and sound in southern Humboldt."

The girls were located about 1.4 miles south of where they were last seen, their home in Benbow, about 200 miles northwest of Sacramento.

"They were safe and sound, still ambulatory, in good spirits, not injured," the sheriff said.

A massive search was underway earlier Sunday in areas of rugged, heavily wooded terrain.

The two asked to go for a walk," Honsal said. "The mother said, 'No.' And then, in the course of getting things ready and stuff, she noticed they were missing around 3 o'clock."

The Coast Guard, the National Guard and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection were among the agencies joining in the search.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/missing-sisters-ages-5-8-subject-massive-search-northern-california-n978716

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Michael Jackson statue removed from museum following abuse claims

>it centered around 2 accusers

>they detailed his methodical grooming process

>they both had sexual relations with him on a regular basis

>the sexual activity included masturbation, blowjobs, and attempted penetration. They both said he tried but stopped because it was hurting them too much.

>this went on for years as they were able to keep it a secret

>the youngest age it started for one of the accusers was 7. He was giving Jackson BJs at the at the age of 7

>one of his favorite things to do was have them bend over and spread their ass, and he would lick their buttholes while he fapped.

A statue of Michael Jackson has been removed from Britain's National Football Museum in the wake of fresh allegations of sexual abuse that continue to surround the pop superstar's legacy.

Wade Robson and James Safechuck accused Jackson of sexually abusing them over a period of several years when they were children in a four-hour documentary "Leaving Neverland," the first part of which aired in the UK on Wednesday.

Jackson's family has pushed back against the film, calling it a "public lynching." The musician's estate is suing HBO, which co-produced the documentary. HBO shares its parent company, WarnerMedia, with CNN.

Robson, now 36, first met Jackson when he was about five years old in his native Australia. He said he stayed with Jackson at his Neverland Ranch in California on several occasions.

Safechuck, now 41, appeared in a Pepsi commercial as a child with Jackson and said he was also a frequent visitor to the singer's home.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/07/football/michael-jackson-soccer-museum-statue-scli-gbr-intl/index.html

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THIRD WORLD: American Industry Has Been Completely Gutted As Deficit Continues To Explode

BE PREPARED: >>>/prepare/1 | https:// archive.fo/IoKi1

https:// web.archive.org/web/20190222165619/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/1.html

The long-term trends that are gutting the U.S. economy continue to get even worse. As you will see below, our goods trade deficit with the rest of the world hit a brand new record high in 2018, and most Americans simply do not understand why this is such a massive problem. Every year, we buy far more from the rest of the world than they buy from us, and that means that the amount of money going out of the country far surpasses the amount that is coming in. This constant outflow of cash is one of the reasons why we are unable to pay our bills, and so we have to keep begging the rest of the world to lend us our money back. Needless to say, this is one of the big factors that has fueled our 22 trillion dollar national debt. In addition, when we run absolutely massive trade deficits we lose factories and workers to other countries. Since China joined the WTO in 2001, the United States has lost more than 60,000 factories. As factories keep closing down, community after community is being gutted all across America, and without a doubt this is truly a major national crisis.

Many had been hoping that we could start to turn things around, but instead last year was an absolute disaster.

According to the Commerce Department, our goods trade deficit with the rest of the world was 891.3 billion dollars in 2018. That was a 12.4 percent increase from the year before, and it represented a brand new all-time record high.

If we stay on this path, it is a recipe for national economic suicide. We will continue to be unable to pay our bills, we will continue to have to beg the rest of the world for increasing amounts of money, and our national debt will continue to explode.

And of course countless numbers of factories will continue to shut down and countless numbers of workers will continue to lose their jobs.

We can see this happening all around us, but most Americans are not mentally connecting the factory closings and the layoffs to our horrific trade deficit. On Wednesday, the very last vehicle rolled off the assembly line at the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio…

General Motors is ending production at its Lordstown, Ohio plant Wednesday — two days earlier than previously expected.

A GM (GM) spokesperson said that’s when the plant will churn out its last Chevy Cruze sedan. At that point, the factory will be unallocated, which means no vehicles will be assigned to that facility.

That factory is just the first of four U.S. factories that GM is shutting down this year.

https://archive.fo/SmPHD

https://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-trade-deficit-continues-to-explode-factories-continue-to-be-closed-and-u-s-jobs-continue-to-be-sent-overseas

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Cal. to remove racist trees from golf course planted to hide negro village in 60's

The government of Palm Springs, California, is declaring a war on so-called "racist" trees that line a golf course.

The city plans to spend $169,000 to remove the trees, which were planted in the 1960s between the perimeter of the course and a minority neighborhood.

Some residents argue that the trees are a painful reminder of past segregation.

Tucker Carlson, noting that many new things have been declared racist in 2017, spoke to one of the residents on his show Wednesday night.

Trae Daniel said when Tahquitz Creek Golf Course was built, the clear intent was to separate the course from what was at the time a new housing development.

"Why are we punishing the trees? We're killing them," Carlson argued, adding that the people responsible for planting the trees died long ago.

Daniel said the trees are "nasty" and environmentally-unfriendly, but they also prevent African-American homeowners from enjoying the benefits to property values of living along a golf course.

Watch the full interview in link

https://insider.foxnews.com/2017/12/21/racist-trees-ca-city-remove-trees-between-golf-course-and-historically-black-neighborhood

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. Kelly Charged over Video of Singer pissing on 14 yr old while she called him 'daddy'

R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on Friday morning in Cook County, Illinois.

Cook County Judge Dennis Porter approved the no-bail arrest warrant for the singer before approving the charges Friday afternoon, the Chicago Sun-Times first reported.

It was not immediately clear how many alleged victims were involved, but at least three of the four anonymous women mentioned in the charges claim they were between the ages of 13 and 16 when they were allegedly forced to have sex with R. Kelly, according to the charges.

Cook County prosecutors reportedly received a 45-minute videotape that is said to show Kelly performing multiple sex acts including mutual golden showers, with an underage girl, whom both Kelly and the girl describe on tape as being 14 years old.

In 2002, Kelly was indicted on 21 counts of child pornography in Illinois over another video made in the late 1990s allegedly showing him engaged in sex acts with a 13-year-old girl. Prosecutors and 15 witnesses at the time claimed that the tape showed Kelly having wet

sex with the niece of one of the singer’s protégé, R&B singer Spinkle (the girl and her parents did not testify).

https://www.thedailybeast.com/r-kelly-charged-after-alleged-video-evidence-of-singer-assaulting-underage-girl?ref=scroll

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50 Actual College Courses Prove That America’s Universities Are Communist Indoctination Camps

What in the world are they teaching to our young people? As you go through the list of college course titles below, I am sure that many of you will be completely shocked. Most parents assume that they are sending their children to college to get prepared for their future careers, but the truth is that a lot of our major colleges and universities have become little more than indoctrination centers for communist despotism.

Young America’s Foundation has just released their yearly report on the craziest college courses in America, and I pulled some examples out of that report that demonstrate how bad things have gotten.

The following are 50 actual college course titles that prove that America’s universities are literally training our college students to be socialists/communists:

#1 Harvard University: FRSEMR 62O—Who is a Fascist? Culture and Politics on the Radical Right

#2 Princeton University: FRS 139—Marx in the 21st Century

#3 Yale University: AMST 469a—Progressivism: Theory and Practice

#4 University of Alabama: SW 351—Oppression & Social Justice

#5 University of Florida: WST 3349—Ecofeminism

#6 University of Florida: POT 4053—Great Political Thinkers: Machiavelli to Marx

#7 University of Kentucky: SOC 235—Inequalities in Society

#8 University of Missouri: PSYCH 4984—Promoting Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Capstone

#9 Middlebury College: AMST 0269—Beyond Intersectionality: Developing Anti-Racist and Anti-Capitalist Feminisms

#10 Middlebury College: ECON 0405—Economics of Discrimination

#11 University of Minnesota: AFRO 1917—Inequality and the American Dream

#12 University of Minnesota: SOC 3507—Immigration to the United States: Beyond Walls

#13 University of Minnesota: CSCL 3405—Marx for Today

#14 University of Minnesota: CI 5137—Multicultural Gender-Fair Curriculum

#15 University of Iowa: GWSS 1005—Introduction to Social Justice

#16 University of Iowa: GWSS 2045—Working for Social Justice

#17 University of Illinois: GWS 337—Interrogating Masculinities

#18 Indiana University: GNDR-G 330—Looking Like a Feminist: Visual Culture and Critical Theory

#19 University of Maryland: WMST 300—Feminist Reconceptualizations of Knowledge

#20 University of Michigan: WOMENSTD 434—Eco/Queer/Feminist Art Practices

#21 Michigan State University: ANP 859—Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change: Methods and Application

#22 Ohio State University: WGSST 3200—Breaking the Law: An Introduction to Gender Justice

#23 Penn State University: AFAM 147—The Life and Thought of Malcolm X

#24 Purdue University: OLS 45400—Gender And Diversity In Management

#25 University of Wisconsin: HISTORY 346—Trans/Gender in Historical Perspective

#26 University of Wisconsin: GEN&WS 536—Queering Sexuality Education

#27 University of Wisconsin: AFRICAN 233—Global HipHop and Social Justice

#28 Williams College: AFR 342—Racial Capitalism

#29 Williams College: AMST 219—Understanding Social Class

#30 Williams College: ENVI 103—Global Warming and Environmental Change

#31 Amherst College: POSC 407—Contemporary Debates: Gender and Right-Wing Populism

#32 Amherst College: SWAG 351—From Birth to Death: LGBTQ Life Trajectories

#33 Swarthmore College: ENVS 043—Race, Gender, Class and Environment

#34 Swarthmore College: RELG 032—Queering God: Feminist and Queer Theology

#35 Swarthmore College: RELG 033—Queering the Bible

#36 Wellesley College: AMST 281—Rainbow Republic: American Queer Culture from Walt Whitman to Lady Gaga

#37 Wellesley College: SOC 205—Modern Families and Social Inequalities

#38 Carleton College: POSC 275—Black Radical Political Thought

#39 Pomona College: AFRI144A—Black Women Feminism(s) and Social Change

#40 Pomona College: GWS142—Queering Childhood

#41 Claremont McKenna College: GOVT113—Inequality, Politics, and Public Policy: Class, Race, and Gender

#42 Davidson College: SOC 356—Feminization of Poverty

#43 Butler University: RI379—The Problem of God

#44 Creighton University: ANT 178—Global Citizenship

#45 DePaul University: LGQ 338—Sexual Justice: Lesbians, Gays and the Law

#46 Georgetown University: WGST 250—The Breast: Image, Myth, Legend

#47 Providence College: SOC 418—Globalization and Social Justice

#48 St. John’s University: SOC 1170—Inequality; Race, Class and Gender

#49 University of Pennsylvania: RELS 110—American Jesus

#50 University of Pennsylvania: URBS 050—Womanism and Identity Politics in the Realm of Hip-Hop

Is this where our country is headed?

Is there any hope that we can return to the values that this nation was founded upon?

https://archive.fo/JxEWH

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-11/50-actual-college-courses-prove-americas-universities-are-training-students-become

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Sweden's Government Endorses Islamic Murder of Citizens

Swedish terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp recently warned Sweden against taking back not only ISIS terrorists, but also their wives and children, who he said also pose a security risk: "Some of them have learned how to kill… their identities will forever be linked to their time with ISIS…"

Sweden's new government, which was finally formed in January after months of delay, is introducing policies that will lead to more immigration into Sweden – despite the main governing party, the Social Democrats, having run for office on a promise to tighten immigration policies.

The right to family reunion for those people granted asylum in Sweden who do not have refugee status is being reintroduced – a measure that is estimated to bring at least 8,400 more immigrants to Sweden in the coming three years. According to the Minister of Migration, Morgan Johansson, this measure will "strengthen integration," although he has not explained how.

"I think it is a very good humanitarian measure; 90 percent [of those expected to come] are women and children who have lived for a long time in refugee camps, [and] who can now be reunited with their father or husband in Sweden", Johansson said. He was probably referring to the fact that most of the migrants who arrived in the past couple of years were young males, who had left their wives and children behind. The measure also entitles so-called "unaccompanied children" to bring their parents to Sweden. Many of these "unaccompanied children" turned out to be adults, not minors. (The dentist who contributed to exposing this inconsequential detail was subsequently fired).

Johansson also said that the government plans to extend the right to remain in Sweden by introducing "new humanitarian grounds for protection." This means that people who would otherwise not be eligible for a residence permit, will now be able to acquire it for the following reasons, according to Johansson:

"For very sensitive cases, there must be an opportunity to increase the options for acquiring residence permits. It may be cases where people are very sick, fragile or very vulnerable, for example. It is a very small group and a very small part of the total asylum policy. There have been a number of striking cases where one does not feel that this has worked well from a purely humanitarian point of view… There must be room for humanity and a humanitarian approach, even in these times. I think this is important".

Mehdi Shokr Khoda, a gay 19-year old Iranian man who converted to Christianity in Sweden after he had fled to Stockholm from Iran in 2017, probably wishes that Swedish authorities would apply their "humanitarian approach" to his particular case. He and his partner, an Italian resident of Sweden, are fighting for Mehdi to not be deported back to Iran, after the Swedish migration authorities rejected his asylum application, claiming that Khoda is "lying" about his situation. The authorities questioned, among other matters, why he was only baptized after coming to Sweden, and claimed that he "was unable to explain his coming out process" as a gay man. As homosexuality is prohibited under Islamic law, gays are routinely executed in Iran, most recently in January. Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has executed "between 4,000 and 6,000 gays and lesbians" according to a 2008 British WikiLeaks dispatch.

As for Sweden's humanitarian impulses – or lack thereof – regarding persecuted Christians, there are an estimated 8,000 Christians under deportation orders hiding in Sweden, according to attorney Gabriel Donner, who has assisted an estimated 1,000 Christian asylum-seekers facing deportation.

Minister of Migration Morgan Johansson has also claimed, perhaps as a way of excusing how the government is going against its own election promise of reducing immigration into Sweden, that the country now has "the lowest asylum reception for 13 years." That claim is incorrect, according to numbers released by the Swedish Migration Board: The third-highest number of residence permits issued ever was in 2018 (132,696). The previous record years were 2016 and 2017, respectively, when 151,031 and 135,529 residence permits were granted to migrants. In 2018, the top ten source countries for foreigners granted residence permits were Syria, India, Afghanistan, Thailand, Eritrea, Iraq, China, Pakistan, Iran and Somalia.

https://archive.fo/ZK2R8

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-09/sweden-still-more-migration

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Venezuela Collapse, A Vision of America's Future: Mass Blackouts, Cyberattacks, Looting and Death

In the midst of a second nationwide power outage in Venezuela, the vast majority of the country is engulfed in a massive internet outage. The first electrical blackout, which swept across the nation on Thursday, left Venezuela with only two percent connectivity amid the ongoing presidential crisis. Most of the country has been offline since Thursday with limited or no connectivity being reported across large swaths of the South American nation. The NetBlocks Group, a private internet watchdog organization based in the UK, reported on Saturday that 96 percent of the country was offline:

Update: New data shows profound and sustained impact on #Venezuela's telecommunications infrastructure after second nationwide power outage with 96% of country remaining offline #SinLuz #ApagonNacional #9Mar ??https://t.co/U2wV1aJihu pic.twitter.com/ejO8wsMto2

— NetBlocks.org (@netblocks) March 9, 2019

“Venezuela experiences frequent power cuts, and Venezuela started power rationing and reduced its electricity consumption to about 14,000 megawatts at peak hours because of the economic crisis in 2018,” NetBlocks said. “However the nationwide outages are unprecedented in magnitude, extent and duration. NetBlocks historic data suggest that incidents of this scale are vanishingly rare.”

https://pjmedia.com/trending/internet-collapses-in-venezuela-with-80-offline-twitter-youtube-soundcloud-blocked/

Much of Venezuela is still in the dark — now four days running — after the worst blackout on modern record in Latin America enveloped the country last Thursday evening. And as of Saturday, Reuters reported at least 17 deaths at hospitals across the country attributable to the power outage, given many hospitals are now for days completely reliant on back-up generators to keep life saving ventilators and other medical devices going. Other reports have claimed multiple dozens of deaths across the country, especially in hospital neonatal units.

Embattled socialist president Nicolas Maduro has continued to blame the crisis on an act of "sabotage" by the United States at the Guri hydroelectric dam, for which he's mobilized troops to protect the national electricity system for the duration of the power outage. However, many analysts claim the electrical grid mass failure is the result of generally failing infrastructure after years of underinvestment and neglect.

Following claims made through state TV social media of an "electricity war" being waged by the US and the Venezuelan foreign-backed opposition, Maduro stated on Twitter Sunday: “The national electrical system has been subject to multiple cyberattacks,” and he added, “However, we are making huge efforts to restore stable and definitive supply in the coming hours.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-10/dozens-reported-dead-venezuela-after-mass-blackout-reaches-four-days

Some Venezuelans have taken to looting supermarkets in Caracas during the fourth day of blackouts, which have paralysed the country.

Pictures reveal that some supermarkets in the capital have been left ransacked by desperate residents as they struggle to find food.

Security forces detained a number of people who were caught looting on Sunday, with some pictures showing looters being piled onto waiting trucks.

Armed men were seen forcefully escorting young men and women to the trucks.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6793585/Venezuelans-turn-looting-Caracas-fourth-day-power-outages.html

The blackout, which began Thursday afternoon, increased frustration among Venezuelans already suffering widespread food and medicine shortages, as the once-prosperous OPEC nation's economy suffers a hyperinflationary collapse. Food rotted in refrigerators, people walked for miles to work with the Caracas subway down, and relatives abroad anxiously waited for updates from family members with telephone and internet signals intermittent.

"What can you do without electricity?" said Leonel Gutierrez, a 47-year-old systems technician, as he carried his six-month-old daughter on his way to buy groceries. "The food we have has gone bad."

https://news.trust.org/item/20190310171437-jhq11

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Trump's donations to dem candidates

"Kamala Harris received money from Donald Trump as recently as six years ago. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hosted a Park Avenue fundraiser for Cory Booker. Kirsten Gillibrand took in Trump family donations three times across a seven-year period — and then gave a similar amount of money to a nonprofit years later after the president mocked her in a tweet.

As the president gears up for his re-election fight, donor records show that six of the declared or potential Democrats itching to take him on have themselves been the beneficiaries of his — or his daughter’s — largesse."

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/05/2020-presidential-dems-trump-money-1202938

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You All Asked For This

I come here as a disgruntled American who voted for Trump back in 2016.

I'll try to get directly to the point why I came here and why I'm upset and angry right now, and some of you might not like what I have to say. Trump is a good salesman, he can sell just about anything to keep people happy. That is, temporarily happy. I want the wall to be built, but its not being built because the treasonous politicians don't want America to be a sovereign nation. Congress (both Republicans and Democrats) want the US to descend into a third world subjugated nation with foreign slave labor. What's worse is Trump has caved to Congress once too many times, and he's not only caving to Congress via signing massive insolvent budgets adding Trillions to the national debt, he's signing all their draconian bills as well! From the Real ID Act (which will mandate biometric data to travel) to expanding the FBI's authority to collect all our DNA without needing a warrant! He supports 5G which is extremely dangerous to public health, many scientists warning cancer rates due to WiFi radiation will skyrocket. He's even publicly supported "red flag" laws which are draconian, unconstitutional gun confiscation laws being passed in many US States. He has simply been EXPANDING the Deep State, not removing it. He hires neo-cons like Bolton who are pushing us into more endless wars, he has not restored our broken relations with Russia, in fact, he is further weakening relations (which will end up derailing the US petrodollar as a reserve currency and with all that debt left over inevitably causing hyperinflation and fiscal misery for millions of hardworking Americans). Trump says all the right things, but do you not see that he has done the exact OPPOSITE of what he said he'd accomplish?

Our borders are still wide open. Illegal immigration is higher right now than it was during most of Obama's two terms. We are still in Syria and the US military (again!) allowed ISIS terrorists to escape! Debt has never been higher, and make no mistake you and your future generations will be stuck with that fiscal burden. Our individual freedoms are still heavily under assault. Communist marxism is still being preached at all the universities. Almost nothing has changed.

At first glance I too thought maybe the thousands of sealed indictments may have been to arrest those who have been corrupted in the future. The more corruption I witness as time goes on, the more I start to doubt it. You know what I think? I think all those sealed indictments are for those who helped Trump win presidency, effectively derailing the Clinton crime family from taking presidency back in 2016 and nothing more. The FBI and DOJ don't care about Justice - you all need to wake up - they have proven it over and over again. Jeff Sessions was a prick, he never did anything to help Trump's cause…. and neither are any of the other cronies Trump is selecting into positions of power. The Deep State has not fled, they are still in control and they are continuing to destroy America one day at a time!

Its time to start fighting a REAL fight. Come over to boards like >>>/n/ and start posting and commenting on REAL NEWS. News that exposes corruption, news that exposes the endless wars, the debt insolvency, the border invasions / deliberate destabilization, social media censorship, mass spying by Big Tech state-run industries, the 5G kill grid, geo-engineering/weather warfare, toxin-laced vaccines for population control, the Satanic Vatican, the child kidnapping pedo rings (which are often tied to government social services like CPS!), start exposing the mainstream media's lies and when Trump caves he needs to know how the public feels about that too.

If you choose to stay in your 'Q' safe spaces, you will not win any wars, only lose! You all need to >>>/prepare/

There is a civil war ahead of us, and I have a gut feeling it is going to happen when they come for our guns. And I'm not going to give in, not without a fight to the death. So help me God when they come for my guns I'm going out blasting, dragging any traitorous fool down to hell with me no matter how much that may anger our Lord, my faith and love in Jesus Christ is extreme but the concern for our country's freedom and our future on Earth even moreso, every price has its risk. What are YOU willing to do? Shut up, don't answer that, just prepare for it and do it. We're all being monitored on the 8chan honeypot.

https://8ch.net/n/catalog.html

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COULTER: TRUMP BY THE NUMBERS

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2019-03-13.html#read_more

"It is now clear that Trump isn't waiting for a better moment. This was not an anomaly. It's not an accident.

After he signed his third spending bill with no wall funding, which he claims to need, all sentient beings were forced to conclude that the president has no intention of ever doing anything we wanted on immigration.

In fact, Trump is steadily moving in the precise opposite direction of what he promised.

Illegal immigration is on track to hit the highest levels in more than a decade, and Trump has willfully decided to keep amnesty advocates Jared, Ivanka, Mick Mulvaney, Marc Short and Mercedes Schlapp in the White House. For all his talk about immigration, did he ever consider hiring people who share his MAGA vision?

NUMBER OF MILES OF WALL BUILT ON OUR SOUTHERN BORDER SINCE TRUMP HAS BEEN PRESIDENT:

ZERO.

**

NUMBER OF MILES OF FENCE, BOLLARD OR GARDEN TRELLIS BUILT ALONG OUR 2,000-MILE BORDER SINCE TRUMP HAS BEEN PRESIDENT:

26.

**

NUMBER OF TIMES TRUMP HAS CLAIMED ON TWITTER HE'S ALREADY BUILDING THE WALL:

16 BY MY COUNT."

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Cohen Has Email Showing Trump Obstructed Justice by Dangling Pardon

Michael Cohen has testified that President Trump directed him to lie to Congress about Trump’s business dealings with Russia during the campaign. The weakness of the accusation is that Cohen does not seem to have any proof, other than his own testimony, that the conversation took place. But now CNN reports that Cohen has evidence of Trump obstructing justice by dangling a pardon. And this time he has receipts.

Robert Costello, an attorney working with Rudy Giuliani, emailed Cohen on April 21. The emails assured Cohen he could “sleep well tonight” because he had “friends in high places,” according to CNN.

This is a really, really big deal. The power to pardon convicted criminals for federal crimes is a legitimate use of presidential authority. Whether it’s legitimate for the president to use this power to pardon criminals who committed crimes on his behalf, or might have otherwise testified against him, is a subject of intense debate.

What’s not a subject of intense debate is whether a president can dangle a pardon. As Alex Whiting explained, the argument for why a president can pardon his own subordinates is that it’s a public act, and the voters can examine the facts and look at whether the president acted corruptly in issuing the pardon. “As long as it remained secret,” he notes, “it could be done without incurring any of the political downstream consequences that come with actually pardoning someone.”

Even as staunch an advocate of presidential authority as William Barr agreed in his confirmation hearings that dangling pardons could be obstruction of justice. “Do you believe a president could lawfully issue a pardon in exchange for the recipient’s promise to not incriminate him?” asked Senator Pat Leahy. “No. That would be a crime,” replied Barr.

Barr, of course, almost certainly got his job because he wrote a long, unsolicited memo aggressively defending the president from charges of obstructing justice. If not even Barr can defend the dangling of a pardon, it’s safe to say that legal opinion will be unanimous.

Costello tells the Daily Beast his message to Cohen was not a reference to getting a pardon from his highly-placed ally, but a reference to a Garth Brooks song:

“To repeat myself, Michael Cohen and his counsel’s interpretation of events is utter nonsense,” Costello said. “This statement: ‘Sleep Well tonight, you have friends in high places’ was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a Garth Brooks song, to a client whose state of mind was highly disturbed and had suggested to us that he was suicidal. We were simply trying to be decent human beings. There is no hidden message.”

That’s possible depending on the context of the communication. But it seems pretty unlikely. The song, “Friends in Low Places,” is just about drinking in a bar with buddies. Cohen actually did have a friend in a high place.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/cohen-email-trump-dangled-pardon-obstruction-justice-mueller.html

The weakness in the evidence here is that the communication went through Costello, not Trump. Costello was representing Giuliani, who in turn was representing the president.

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Ann Coulter Challenges Donald Trump: Prove To Your Supporters The Wall Is Being Built

DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/related/14

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter issued a put-up-or-shut-up demand Tuesday to President Donald Trump, challenging him to identify exactly where his administration has erected new border barriers between the U.S. and Mexico.

Trump claimed Saturday on Twitter that the '[m]ajor sections of Wall are being built.' He tweeted a day earlier that his long-promised border wall 'is being built and is well under construction.'

Coulter told DailyMail.com in an email that she wants details.

'The President’s tweet says he’s already building the Wall. Could he give me the precise latitude and longitude of its location?' she asked. 'Also, how many miles long is it?'

'I want to throw a party there and need the exact coordinates,' she wrote.

The president first began to claim limited success with his ambitious project in the fall of 2017, tweeting that construction consisted of 'new renovation of old and existing fences and walls.'

Fifteen months later he claimed that his administration had 'already built large new sections & fully renovated others.'

Trump tweeted a photo in January that he said showed a section of 'NEW WALL,' but didn't say where it was. The image included a date-stamp indicating that it was taken in October.

A week later his Twitter feed published a time-lapse video appearing to show a section of steel-slatted bollard wallbeing erected 'in New Mexico.' The tweet said it was '[c]ompleted on January 30, 2019 – 47 days ahead of schedule! Many miles more now under construction!'

The footage bore the logo of the Army Corps of Engineers, a federal agency that serves as general contractor for large federal public-works projects.

An Army Corps spokesman told a military blog the following day that the video was shot on Sep. 18, 2018. It consisted of 'a replacement project,' pre-approved repair work, and not a new wall.

Trump had blasted her on Twitter two days earlier as a 'Wacky Nut Job,' ending any hope that Coulter might come back into the MAGA fold.

'I haven't spoken to her, I don't follow her, I don't talk to her,' he sniffed.

'Trump may be a shallow, narcissistic, lying conman, but that doesn’t mean the media are not the enemy of the people. Both things can be true,' she said.

Coulter responded on Twitter: 'He seems to think "the reservation" is HIM, not his campaign promises.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6800481/Ann-Coulter-Trump-shallow-narcissistic-lying-conman-doesnt-intend-build-wall.html

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President Trump to Designate Mexican Cartels as Terrorist Organizations

>>>/related/14

President Donald Trump has announced plans to designate violent Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs).

Speaking with Breitbart’s Deputy Political Editor Amanda House, Trump confirmed his administration is “very seriously” considering designating factions of cartels, or cartels as a whole, as terrorist groups.

Breitbart.com reports:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/12/exclusive-president-donald-trump-were-thinking-very-seriously-about-designating-mexican-cartels-as-foreign-terrorist-organizations/

“We are. We are,” Trump said. “We’re thinking about doing it very seriously. In fact, we’ve been thinking about it for a long time.”

“It’s psychological, but it’s also economic,” Trump continued. “As terrorists — as terrorist organizations, the answer is yes. They are.”

The president went on to discuss the violence taking place in Mexico.

“Mexico, unfortunately, has lost control of the cartels,” Trump said. “They’ve totally lost control of the cartels. Mexico last year had 42,000 deaths — murders — 42,000. It’s considered one of the most unsafe countries in the world.”

“Now, I’m with them. I really like the new president. He’s a wonderful guy, but you know, 42,000 murders. A lot of it is drug-induced,” Trump continued.

Recalling his recent trips to the border in January and February, the president commented on how little media attention the horrors on the border receive, stating:

When I was down on the border in Rio Grande three weeks ago, they had 26 people killed right near where I was. And it was a gang fight, and they were buried on the site. That was right near the area that I was at. The papers don’t even write about it. You know, did you read about the 26 people killed? You don’t even read about it.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190313140828/https://newspunch.com/president-trump-mexican-cartels-terrorist-organizations/

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Italy bans unvaccinated children from school

http://archive.is/wNH0T

> Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated.

> The deadline follows months of national debate over compulsory vaccination.

> Parents risk being fined up to €500 (£425; $560) if they send their unvaccinated children to school. Children under six can be turned away.

> The new law came amid a surge in measles cases - but Italian officials say vaccination rates have improved since it was introduced.

> Under Italy's so-called Lorenzin law - named after the former health minister who introduced it - children must receive a range of mandatory immunisations before attending school. They include vaccinations for chickenpox, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella.

> Children up to the age of six years will be excluded from nursery and kindergarten without proof of vaccination under the new rules.

> Those aged between six and 16 cannot be banned from attending school, but their parents face fines if they do not complete the mandatory course of immunisations.

> The deadline for certification was due to be 10 March after a previous delay - but as it fell on a weekend, it was extended to Monday.

> "Now everyone has had time to catch up," Health Minister Giulia Grillo told La Repubblica newspaper.

> She had reportedly resisted political pressure from deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini to extend the deadline even further.

> Ms Grillo said the rules were now simple: "No vaccine, no school".

> Italian media report that regional authorities are handling the situation in a number of different ways.

> In Bologna, the local authority has sent letters of suspension to the parents of some 300 children, and a total of 5,000 children do not have their vaccine documentation up to date.

> In other areas there have been no reported cases, while still others have been given a grace period of a few days beyond the deadline.

>Is the law having an effect?

> The new law was passed to raise Italy's plummeting vaccination rates from below 80% to the World Health Organisation's 95% target.

> On Monday - the last day for parents to provide documentation proving their children had been properly vaccinated - the Italian health authority released figures claiming a national immunisation rate at or very close to 95% for children born in 2015, depending on which vaccine was being discussed.

> The 95% threshold is the point at which "herd immunity" kicks in - when enough of the population is vaccinated for the spread of the disease to become unlikely, thereby protecting those who cannot be vaccinated.

> That includes babies too young to be vaccinated themselves, or those with medical conditions such as a compromised immune system.

> Last month, an eight-year-old recovering from cancer was unable to attend school in Rome due to his weak immune system.

> The child had spent months receiving treatment for leukaemia, but was at risk of infection because a proportion of pupils in the school had not been vaccinated - including several in the same class.

> The Lorenzin law, drafted by the previous government, had a tumultuous birth. When the current coalition came to power, it said it would drop mandatory immunisations although it later reversed its position.

> The two populist parties in power had faced accusations that they were pursuing anti-vaccination policies.

> Writing in a Facebook post on Monday, Ms Grillo admitted it "is a law that, at the time of approval, we criticised for several reasons" - and said that the law would be changed to include only those vaccinations that were necessary based on scientific data.

>Why do parents not immunise their children?

> The anti-vaccination movement has been growing globally in recent years, sparking (((alarm))) from the (((World Health Organization))).

> A long-discredited paper by Andrew Wakefield was behind much of the scare, but rumours around immunisation have continued to spread, leading to public health risks as not enough people are immune to such diseases.

> Mr Wakefield was struck off the UK medical register after fraudulently claiming there was a link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) and autism and bowel disease in children.

>He made the claim based on the experiences of just 12 children, and no other study since has been able to replicate his results.

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George Bush Sr Groomed & Played With Little Boys Says His Deputy Assistant Secretary

Dr. Steve Pieczenik, a former Department of State official, has implicated George Bush Sr as a sexual abuser of young boys.

Pieczenik held many roles within US politics, including serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Regan, and George H.W. Bush. He also worked for numerous agencies, including the CIA.

Collective Evolution reports:

https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/03/08/deputy-assistant-secretary-to-george-h-w-bush-says-he-bush-groomed-played-with-little-boys/

In one of Steve’s latest videos, he implicates one of his former employers, George H.W. Bush, who he served in the capacity of Deputy Assistant Secretary.

When talking about the subject, he states,

“It has been rampant in our government, if you remember Bush Sr. had a whole group of young Hispanic men who he groomed and played with. At the same time, Hillary and Bill Clinton along with their friend Mr. Epstein went down to the Bahamas and they were molesting and utilizing young girls and boys to have sexual pleasures, but nothing was done about the fact that Jeffrey Epstein had been guilty and convicted of that crime.”

The latest news regarding Epstein is that federal judge Kenneth A. Marra declared that a 2008 plea deal made by federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta in the sexual assault case of Jeffery Epstein was against the law.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190313141422/https://newspunch.com/george-bush-sr-groomed-little-boys-deputy-assistant-secretary/

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Propane industry must be allowed to compete fairly with natural gas

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/02/20/1738461/0/en/Propane-industry-must-be-allowed-to-compete-fairly-with-natural-gas.html

Ottawa, Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today is an important day for Ontario propane businesses who are congregating in Queen’s Park to meet with ministers, senior ministerial staff and members of provincial Parliament to discuss significant issues for the propane industry. Propane is a low-emission, affordable and versatile fuel and is vital for Ontario residential, commercial, agriculture, transportation and industrial sectors.

“With the election of a new government in Ontario, the Canadian Propane Association looks forward to establishing a good working relationship with the premier, his cabinet and all MPPs,” said Dan Kelly, Chair, Canadian Propane Association (CPA) Board of Directors. “There are many areas in which the priorities of the propane industry and the policies of the government are very much in line. But there are some files where more work needs to be done to ensure that a vibrant and vital propane industry continues to grow and to serve the people of this province.”

This edition of Queen’s Park Lobby Day 2019 provides an opportunity for members from the Canadian Propane Association to discuss leveling the playing field for propane in Ontario as the government is increasingly supporting the expansion of natural gas only, to the detriment of the propane sector.

“The government must ensure that propane remains competitive and either stop subsidizing natural gas or provide an equivalent subsidy to the competing propane delivery suppliers or to propane customers,” said CPA President and CEO Nathalie St-Pierre. “The propane industry must be allowed to continue to compete on a level playing field with the services in the affected areas without having to increase rates or withdraw from communities entirely.”

The propane industry is at Queen’s Park today to discuss key issues, including:

Tax fairness – Removing the 4.3 cents/litre tax under the Gas Tax Act that propane is subject to while natural gas is exempt. Auto propane is cleaner and healthier than gasoline and diesel; producing 26 per cent fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline; and emitting 98 per cent less particulate matter than diesel vehicles.Real home energy choice for consumers – Over 200,000 Ontario households rely on home heating oil as their primary energy source in many rural and remote communities. The government should also support them to change to propane, a safe, reliable, cost-effective and cleaner energy choice.Auto-Propane Expansion – Auto propane is a low-emission, safe, reliable, cost-effective fuel for commercial and passenger vehicles used worldwide. It has fewer greenhouse gas emissions, lower maintenance costs and is less costly than gas or diesel. The government should also support Ontario commercial fleet operators to change to propane to get significant cost-savings and productivity improvements.Level the playing field: Provide propane with the same advantages as natural gas – Subsidies to the natural gas and liquified natural gas sectors put unsubsidized propane delivery services at a competitive disadvantage. These programs jeopardize the propane industry, particularly in Northern Ontario, resulting in the potential for fewer, affordable, cleaner fuel choices for residents.

The Propane industry is a significant contributor to Ontario’s economy. The more than 125 propane businesses in Ontario provide good paying jobs for over 4,000 Ontarians. Ontario propane sales are worth almost $1.6 billion, supporting over $400 million in GDP. Approximately 60,000 Ontario households rely on propane as their primary source of heating fuel. Over 40,000 commercial, industrial, and agricultural facilities in Ontario rely on propane as a primary energy source; over 37% of Canada’s overall propane use occurs right here in Ontario.

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Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer:he fuked

Trebek shared the news on YouTube, telling his fans, "I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our 'Jeopardy!' fan base."

"Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working," he added. "And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease."

In classic Trebek fashion, he closed the video with wit and humor, saying, "Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host 'Jeopardy!' for three more years! So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done."

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/jeopardy-host-alex-trebek-stage-pancreatic-cancer/story?id=61511126

PAtrick Swayze is shown withe the same disease

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Zuck the Cuck Wants To Scan Facebook Users' Brains And The Goyim Will Simply Love It

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For those who know Facebook has serious 'boundary issues' when it comes to stealing personal information from its users Mark Zuckerberg’s recent comments at Harvard should get the heart racing.

Zuckerberg dropped by the university last month ostensibly as part of a year of conversations with 'experts' about the role of technological dystopia and enslavement. His nearly two-hour interview with Harvard law school professor Jonathan Zittrain in front of Facebook cameras and a classroom of students centered on the company’s unprecedented position as a town square for perhaps 2 billion people. To hear the young CEO tell it, Facebook was taking shots from all sides—either it was indifferent to the ethnic hatred festering on its platforms or it was a heavy-handed censor deciding whether an idea was allowed to be expressed.

Facebook will establish its own Supreme Court, he told Zittrain, an outside panel entrusted to settle thorny questions about what appears on the platform. “I will not be able to make a decision that overturns what they say,” he promised, “which I think is good.”

[Lets cut past all the garbage and get to the jist] There was this promising new technology, he explained, a brain-computer interface, which Facebook has been researching.

The idea is to have people use their thoughts to navigate intuitively through augmented reality, of-course while violating their most personal safe haven: their brain.

The Harvard audience was a little taken aback by the conversation’s turn, and Zittrain made a law-professor joke about the constitutional right to remain silent in light of a technology that allows eavesdropping on thoughts. “Fifth amendment implications are staggering,” he said to laughter.

Of course, Facebook already follows you around as you make your way through the world via the GPS in the smartphone in your pocket, and, likewise, follows you across the internet via code implanted in your browser. Would we really let Facebook inside those old noggins of ours just so we can order a pizza faster and with more toppings? Zuckerberg clearly is counting on it.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190311231827/https://www.wired.com/story/zuckerberg-wants-facebook-to-build-mind-reading-machine/

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Jews Caught in Massive University Cheating Scam

Of course, it doesn't say "Jews" but read the criminal compliant. The excuse for why you have to take the test in LA/Houston, where the Jew had the proctor paid off? You "have a bar mitvah" that weekend. Schools included Yale, USC, UCLA, etc..

Full House star Lori Loughlin and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman are two of the 50 parents charged in a plot to get their children into schools including Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale.

The scheme was uncovered by the FBI and federal prosecutors in Boston, and involved parents paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into these elite schools.

In many instances, the children were unaware that their parents had paid these bribes according to federal documents.

Huffman has two daughters with husband William H. Macy including Sofia, who is 18, and 16-year old Georgia.

Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli also have two daughters: Olivia, 19, and Isabella, 20.

Ex-Pimco CEO Douglas Hodge was also named among those charged in the scheme. Hercules Capital also fell in intraday trading when it was revealed that its CEO and largest holder Manuel Henriquez was named in the DOJ affidavit.

It was also disclosed that Willkie Farr & Gallagher Co-Chairman Gordon R. Caplan has been charged. Caplan, described in the complaint as “an attorney and the co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York”, is reportedly said to have donated $75,000 to the brokering entity in question in order to have SAT test administrators correct his daughter's answers after she finished it.

Prosecutors are alleging that the individuals charged tried to bribe college entrance exam officials in order to cheat on admissions tests and that some conspired to bribe coaches and administrators to label their children as "recruited athletes". Athletes can sometimes get preferential treatment.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/felicity-huffman-lori-loughlin-college-entrance-cheating

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-12/feds-arrest-dozens-including-famous-actresses-largest-college-admissions-scam-ever

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Use-it or lose-it:DoD dropped $4.6 million on crab & lobster, & $9,000 in last-minute spend spree

The federal government found a way to spend $97 billion in a single month last year, of which more than $61 billion can be attributed to the Pentagon.

It’s not a new phenomenon. In the last month of every fiscal year, federal agencies work to spend all that’s left in their annual budgets. If they don’t, the agencies worry they’ll be appropriated a smaller share by Congress next year, hence the “use-it or lose-it” spending sprees.

Rather than spend money on frivolous items, federal agencies like the Defense Department should admit their offices can be run on less, according to Adam Andrzejewski, founder and CEO of OpenTheBooks.

OpenTheBooks is a nonprofit aimed at bringing transparency and efficiency to the federal budget. They released a report this March detailing fiscal 2018 use-it-or-lose-it spending habits.

The military spent the most, by far, which isn’t surprising, Andrzejewski told Military Times.

“Let me clear: Congress is the problem here, not DoD or other agencies,” he said. “Historically, both parties tend to look the other way at Pentagon waste. This is a shame because the troops and taxpayers suffer. Lower priority items get funded while mission critical needs are short-changed.”

Andrzejewski calls the spending spree “Christmas in September” for the federal government. And last fiscal year was the worst his group has tracked so far.

One of the stand-out purchases by the Pentagon included a $9,341 Wexford leather club chair purchased from the Interior Resource Group, according to the report.

Federal agencies also like to splurge on luxury food items before the end of the fiscal year, according to the report. The Pentagon spent $2.3 million on crab, including snow crab, Alaskan king crab, and crab legs and claws, as well as another $2.3 million on lobster tail.

Andrzejewski said that in some cases, like the surf-and-turf, the spending rarely trickles down to the grunts.

“Some observers have raised concerns that this year’s annual spending binge could be the biggest yet.”

. The $97 billion spent on contracts in September 2018 marks a 16 percent increase from fiscal 2017, and a 39-percent increase from fiscal 2015, according to OpenTheBooks.

In the final week of the year, federal agencies spent $53 billion, more than they spent in the entire month of August, according to the OpenTheBooks report.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/03/12/use-it-or-lose-it-dod-dropped-46-million-on-crab-and-lobster-and-9000-on-a-chair-in-last-minute-spending-spree/

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Lieutenant Governor Nungesser grants official pardon to one lucky crustacean

LAFAYETTE, La. (Office of the Lieutenant Governor) – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, along with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, granted an official pardon to Clyde the Crawfish during the Third Annual Pardoning of the Crawfish event.

This year’s celebration was held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette next to Cypress Lake, a 2-acre habitat in the middle of campus for native irises, alligators, turtles, birds, and fish. Started in 2017 by Lt. Governor Nungesser and held on the first Tuesday following Mardi Gras, this unique event celebrates crawfish season in Louisiana and across the Gulf South.

The lucky crustacean was named Clyde, in honor of Dr. Clyde Rougeou who served as the president of what was then the University of Southwestern Louisiana from 1966-1974. During Dr. Rougeou’s presidency, the University became a doctoral-granting institution and added graduate programs in English, history, microbiology, mathematics, statistics, education, and computer science.

“Here in Louisiana, we are the largest domestic producer of crawfish producing about 150-million pounds a year. It’s a delicacy in our state and peak season runs now through Easter. So, what better way to celebrate our culture and heritage than to grant Clyde his freedom before he ended up on a tray in a restaurant or a backyard boil,” said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. “And in true Louisiana fashion, we had to have a party complete with music, food, family, friends. No matter where you go in Louisiana, you can find something that will Feed Your Soul, from our culture and arts to our cuisine and history.”

In keeping with tradition, Barry Toups of Kaplan, Louisiana, caught and selected the guest of honor for his reprieve. Clyde the Crawfish was then transported by police escort onto the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus where he was the king of his own parade to his regal habitat next to Cypress Lake. Lt. Governor Nungesser then bestowed the official pardon upon Clyde, delivering an official proclamation to the University to mark the event.

“Until today, Clyde the Crawfish was in a real pinch, so I hope he realizes how fortunate he is,” said University of Louisiana at Lafayette President Dr. Joseph Savoie. “In a few weeks, the University will hold its annual Lagniappe Day for students, faculty, and staff, and more than 20,000 pounds of Clyde’s crustacean cousins won’t be as lucky. By then, Clyde will be ensconced comfortably at Palmetto Island State Park. But fair warning, Clyde: don’t make any stops between campus and your new home. In some parts of South Louisiana, crawfish pardons don’t hold much water – but boiling pots do.”

Following his pardoning, Clyde was transported to Palmetto Island State Park outside Abbeville, Louisiana, where he was released to live out the rest of his days burrowing in the mud and making the state park his new home.

https://www.kalb.com/content/news/Lieutenant-Governor-Nungesser-grants-official-pardon-to-one-lucky-crustacean-507054871.html

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Average Rent in Shithole San Fransisco Soars to $3,700 a Month, What A RIP OFF!

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The average rent in San Fransisco, a Democrat controlled city now deemed one of the world’s filthiest slums, has reached $3,690 for a one bedroom apartment.

According to the latest report from the rental website Zumper, rent has increased a whopping $110 in just one month.

Cbslocal.com reports: https://archive.fo/RK4I0

San Francisco’s median, the highest in the nation, is about 30 percent higher for a one bedroom in New York City, and more than double the rent in Miami.

The rental website noted that rents were rising before several tech companies are expected to file IPOs this year.

“Though there may be a ton of cash flowing through the city and surrounding areas soon, many of these workers will not immediately invest in a home and may, instead, take their money to both travel and upgrade their rental situation,” the website said.

Elsewhere in the Bay Area, San Jose’s median rent for a one-bedroom was $2,540 (5th highest in the country), while in Oakland it was $2,320 (9th highest).

Connie Garske, an executive search recruiter for Silicon Valley companies, rents an 800 square-foot home in Pleasanton. Garkse says even she has explored moving out of the Bay Area just to keep up with rising costs.

“I could even bump up the size of this place and move to the beach and have the kind of lifestyle, for less rent and easier lifestyle, “ said Garske.

Meanwhile, the median rent for a two bedroom in San Francisco is a staggering $4,630 a month.

Mountain View’s median rent for a one bedroom apartment is $3,450 a month. Emeryville’s is $3,050, Milpitas is $2,800 and San Jose is $2,500.

https://archive.fo/5CoWn

https://newspunch.com/average-rent-shithole-san-fransisco-3700-month/

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Meet 'Goldilobs.' This rare, '1-in-30 million' golden lobster is just stunning

Scotland – A lucky lobster has been saved from the boiling pot – because it is a rare one-in-30 million golden color.

The incredible crustacean – nicknamed Goldilobs – was caught by a fishermen at Loch Fyne in Argyle and Bute, Scotland.

He took the rare lobster to seafood wholesalers John Vallance in Glasgow where staff were stunned to see the "very rare" animal.

Before lobsters are cooked they are usually found to be dark brown, olive-green or grey – and when they are cooked, they turn pink.

Experts say the golden color is caused by genetic mutation or outside stimulus.

Andrew Neilson, 31, who works for John Vallance, said he instantly knew the stunning lobster wasn't one for the boiling pot.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/02/20/golden-lobster-1-30-million-catch-scotland-stunning/2928289002/

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Crustacean Market to Register High Revenue Growth at 4.5% CAGR During 2017-2025

Understanding various facets of the global crustaceans market, Persistence Market Research has come up with an analytical research publication titled “Crustaceans Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Forecast (2017-2025).” The comprehensive crustaceans market research report focuses on various developments, trends, opportunities, drivers, restraints and challenges influencing the growth of the global crustaceans market. These factors vary in magnitude in different regions for which a detailed analysis is covered in this research report. Along with this, a detailed competition assessment and forecasts for a period of eight years, from 2017-2025, are elaborated with respect to each segment and sub-segment of the global crustaceans market.

Global Crustaceans Market: Forecast Highlights

According to the research report on crustaceans market, the global market is expected to witness a 1.4 times increase in revenue from 2017 till 2025. In 2017, the global crustaceans market was valued at about US$ 104 Bn and it is anticipated to touch a valuation of more than US$ 147 Bn by the end of the year of assessment (2025). The global market for crustaceans is projected to expand at a value CAGR of 4.5% throughout the forecast period.

Increasing Consumer Demand for Frozen and Fresh Food Products to Positively Influence Global Market Growth

Population worldwide is more inclined towards fresh and frozen food products. Owing to the fast pace in life, several individuals prefer frozen products as they are convenient to carry and eat and do not take much time for preparation. Additionally, the preference of sea food is increasing across the globe. For instance, about three fourth of the US population consumes sea food products that are fresh and frozen and over 50 percent of fresh and frozen products are finfish in this region. The demand for crustaceans across the globe is the highest. The availability of fresh and frozen crustaceans is contributing to the growth of the global crustaceans market.

Growing Per Capita Consumption of Fish and Seafood to be Observed Worldwide

The increasing preference for healthy diet is being witnessed across the globe. The rising inclination towards animal protein is observed, especially among youngsters due to the awareness regarding the benefits they provide. Moreover, easy availability of animal proteins coupled with rising per capita income and expenditure have a positive impact on the growth of the animal proteins market, especially seafood.

Population Explosion in Asia Pacific to Drive Revenue Growth of the Global Market

Asia Pacific region is expected to show high growth potential in the global crustaceans market. The demand for seafood products in Asia Pacific has risen owing to increasing urban population, especially in emerging economies of India and China. According to our research, increasing expenditure on seafood products is expected grow in the coming years, thus largely contributing to the growth of the global crustaceans market. Also, increasing per capita household consumption and expenditure in India and China is expected further push the growth of the crustaceans market in Asia Pacific. In addition, higher production at lower cost in Asia Pacific is driving the market’s growth. Over 70 percent of shrimp’s production in the global market is from Asia Pacific. Ease of availability, higher nutritional content and lower product price are the key factors driving demand for Crustaceans in developing countries of Asia Pacific. According to the research, crustaceans market in Asia Pacific is expected to touch a valuation of more than US$ 60 Bn by the end of the year of assessment.

A sample of this report is available upon request @ https://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/samples/14143

Competitive Landscape

The research report includes analysis of the companies that are operating the global crustaceans market. The companies profiled in this report include Charoen Pokphand Food PCL, High Liner Foods Inc., Royal Greenland A/S, The Clover Leaf Seafoods Family, Ocean America Food SA, Rich Products Corporation, Trident Seafoods Corporation, International Fishing Farming Holding Company PJSC-Asmak, DNI Group LLC, Surapon Foods Public Company Limited, Siam Canadian Group Limited, Sirena A/S, Morubel, Blue Star Seafood Co. Ltd., and Maruha Nichiro Corporation.

https://digitaldaynews.com/2019/03/13/crustacean-market-to-register-high-revenue-growth-at-4-5-cagr-during-2017-2025/

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The animal with an anus that comes and goes

A jellyfish-like creature has a neat trick that makes it unique among animals: its anus forms only when it needs to defecate, then disappears without a trace.

“That is the really spectacular finding here,” says Sidney Tamm of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, who made the discovery. “There is no documentation of a transient anus in any other animals that I know of.”

Tamm thinks the discovery might represent an intermediate stage in evolution.

In some simple animals, such as johnnyneptune, the gut has only one opening, which functions as the mouth and anus.

It has been known since 1850 that comb jellies – which superficially resemble jellyfish, but belong to a separate group called ctenophores – have a through-gut, with a separate mouth and anus. Some posters, like killcen, even have more than one anus and they're all very sensitive.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2195656-animal-with-an-anus-that-comes-and-goes-could-reveal-how-ours-evolved/

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Federal Government Wasting TONS and TONS of Taxpayer Money As They Devalue US Dollar

THIRD WORLD POLITICS

It turns out September, not April, may be federal taxpayers’ worst nightmare.

The end of the government’s fiscal year usually brings an orgy of spending as agencies look at their budgets, see extra cash lying around, and figure they’d better use it all up or risk getting cut in the future.

The “use it or lose it” mentality explains why the Defense Department shelled out $9,241 on a Wexford leather chair, $2.3 million on crab and another $2.3 million on lobster tails in September, according to a study released Thursday by OpenTheBooks.

All told, taxpayers shelled out $97 billion on contracts in September — including a staggering $53 billion in the final week, or more than the entire month of August.

“In the final month of the fiscal year, federal agencies scramble to spend what’s left in their annual budget; agencies worry spending less than their budget allows might prompt Congress to appropriate less money in the next fiscal year,” the report said. “To avoid this, federal agencies choose to embark on an annual shopping spree rather than admit they can operate on less.”

But there were also the lobster tail and crab, $163,636 spent on paint brushes and $7.6 million on workout equipment — including ski equipment - for “adults and junior” - that was shipped to Misawa Air Base in Japan.

The lobster tail purchases in September were a bit more than 10 percent of what the federal government spent the entire year, suggesting only a slightly elevated rate of spending on that delicacy.

But more than a third of the $721,661 agencies spent on pianos came in September.

And while taxpayers bought $1.6 million worth of golf carts in fiscal year 2018, 42 percent of that was spent in the last four weeks. The same with the government’s bill for china tableware, OpenTheBooks’ founder and CEO Adam Andrzejewski said.

“As the national debt surpasses $22 trillion, it’s time to end Washington’s use-it-or-lose-it spending culture,” Mr. Andrzejewski said. “Ending this wasteful phenomenon would go a long way toward generating big savings and winning the public’s trust.”

No aspect of government seemed immune from the urge to binge. Many of the smaller purchases might have raised taxpayers’ eyebrows.

President Trump’s executive office blew through $26.8 million, the report found — up from $24.9 million in 2017.

https://archive.fo/SriCe

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/7/feds-splurge-on-lobster-pianos-golf-carts-in-race-/

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Breaking News: Crews Shifting Traffic To New Bridge This Weekend

Crews will be shifting traffic into permanent alignment on Saturday.

The shifting will take place specifically at the new bridge on Route 83 at the Towaliga River crossing. In a release, the Department of Transportation says there is still work to be done, but the bridge is ready for vehicles.

According to the Department of Transportation, crews will be moving vehicles into the new lanes through a process. That process involves removing the old barrel barricades and shifting the traffic flow to the new bridge, through the immediate area.

The Department of Transportation urges motorists to lower your speeds and drive with caution through or alongside the construction work zones.

For more information about any alternate routes, download the DOT Alternate Routes app, a free app available on both iPhone and Android smart devices.

https://wgxa.tv/news/local/crews-shifting-traffic-to-new-bridge-in-monroe-co-this-weekend

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Russia foiled work of almost 600 British spies

https://archive.is/OJN1s

President Vladimir Putin has accused foreign intelligence services of beefing up activities in Russia, announcing that hundreds of spies were stopped in 2018 alone.

Without going into details, he said "129 staff members and 465 agents of foreign special services were foiled".

Russian spies have themselves been accused of several plots, including the poisoning of ex-agent Sergei Skripal.

Dutch, Czech and Swedish intelligence all say they have foiled attacks.

Russia has also been accused by the West of trying to interfere in elections. Without naming Russia, the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, warned on Tuesday that "anti-European forces" might try to target EU Parliament elections in May.

In his speech to officers of Russia's FSB security service, Mr Putin said their work had to be efficient, especially in protecting data on the development of weapons systems.

"We see foreign intelligence agencies trying to increase their activity towards Russia, seeking by all means to access political, economic, scientific and technological information," he said.

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Brankrupt US Gets Its Ass Kicked In WW3 Simulation

BE PREPARED: >>>/prepare/1 | https://archive.fo/IoKi1

In simulated World War III scenarios, the U.S. continues to lose against Russia and China, two top war planners warned last week. “In our games, when we fight Russia and China, blue gets its ass handed to it" RAND analyst David Ochmanek said Thursday.

RAND's wargames show how US Armed Forces - colored blue on wargame maps - experience the most substantial losses in one scenario after another and still can't thwart Russia or China - which predictably is red - from accomplishing their objectives: annihilating Western forces.

"We lose a lot of people. We lose a lot of equipment. We usually fail to achieve our objective of preventing aggression by the adversary," he warned.

In the next military conflict, which some believe may come as soon as the mid-2020s, all five battlefield domains: land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace, will be heavily contested, suggesting the U.S. could have a difficult time in achieving superiority as it has in prior conflicts.

The simulated war games showed, the "red" aggressor force often destroys U.S. F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters on the runway, sends several Naval fleets to the depths, destroys US military bases, and through electronic warfare, takes control of critical military communication systems. In short, a gruesome, if simulated, annihilation of some of the most modern of US forces.

“In every case I know of,” said Robert Work, a former deputy secretary of defense with years of wargaming experience, “the F-35 rules the sky when it’s in the sky, but it gets killed on the ground in large numbers.”

So, as Russia and China develop fifth-generation fighters and hypersonic missiles, “things that rely on sophisticated base infrastructures like runways and fuel tanks are going to have a hard time,” Ochmanek said. “Things that sail on the surface of the sea are going to have a hard time.”

Meanwhile, speaking purely hypothetically of course, "if we went to war in Europe, there would be one Patriot battery moving, and it would go to Ramstein. And that’s it,” Work complained. The US has 58 Brigade Combat Teams across the continent but doesn't have anti-air and missile-defense capabilities required to handle a barrage of missiles from Russia.

"Whenever we have an exercise and the red force really destroys our command and control, we stop the exercise," Work said without a trace of humor. Beijing calls this “system destruction warfare,” Work said. They aim to “attack the American battle network at all levels, relentlessly, and they practice it all the time.”

https://archive.fo/1fN1h

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-09/us-gets-its-ass-handed-it-world-war-iii-simulation-rand

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POW! Audio From Google Inc Leaked, More Political Bias Exposed

Google’s senior director of U.S. public policy, Adam Kovacevich appeared to describe the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) as a “sideshow Circus,” in a leaked audio recording in which he also argued that Google should remain a sponsor of the conference to “steer” the conservative movement “away from nationalistic and incendiary comments.”

The comments came to light in leaked audio files allegedly of a company-wide meeting at Google, part of which is now exclusively reported by Breitbart News. Another part of the transcript was released last Friday on Tucker Carlson Tonight, while further snippets revealing Google’s funding of establishment conservative think-tanks were published by the left-leaning tech magazine Wired in December.

The alleged meeting took place in the wake of Google’s sponsorship of CPAC in 2018, which triggered an internal rebellion from left-wing employees of the tech giant. Breitbart News exclusively reported on the revolt at the time, in which radical left-wingers inside Google accused CPAC of “ethno-nationalism” and “hate.”

Google has not denied the authenticity of the leaked material.

In the clips, the transcripts of which posted in full below, Kovacevich portrayed CPAC as a conference with a “dual identity,” one being a “premier gathering” that features a “whole swath of conservatives,” including “national security conservatives, economic conservatives, libertarians, the Log Cabin Republicans, deficit hawks, small government advocates.”

In the audio clip, the other side of CPAC was described in disparaging terms by Kovacevich as featuring a “sideshow circus-like element” which “CPAC organizers have intentionally cultivated sometimes, inviting outrageous figures that say incendiary and offensive things, I think in order to draw more attention and controversy to the conference.”

“I want to be clear that we don’t agree with those things, right?” continued Kovacevich. “We abhor and rebuke the offensive things that are said at the conference. Those things obviously don’t align with Google’s values and our approach.”

“And I think it’s challenging for us to reconcile those two identities of CPAC.”

In another audio clip of the same conversation provided to Breitbart News, Kovacevich appeared to describe the importance of reaching out to conservatives in order to counter conservative media, including Breitbart News. Kovacevich warned of “growing negative attention from the conservative media which is influential among those same Republicans who control government.” He went on to accuse conservative media of “pushing the storyline that Google is biased against conservatives.”

“And of course we aim to build products for everyone but if that notion becomes accepted among conservative and Republican policymakers, that could be harmful to our mission of building products for everyone.”

https://archive.fo/qW7t7

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/03/07/leaked-audio-google-discusses-steering-the-conservative-movement/

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THE EU SEEKS TO DESTROY THE INTERNET

THE EU SEEKS TO DESTROY THE INTERNET

https://archive.fo/Y6icl

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/02/final-version-eus-copyright-directive-worst-one-yet

https://saveyourinternet.eu/

Despite ringing denunciations from small EU tech businesses, giant EU entertainment companies, artists' groups, technical experts, and human rights experts, and the largest body of concerned citizens in EU history, the EU has concluded its "trilogues" on the new Copyright Directive, striking a deal that—amazingly—is worse than any in the Directive's sordid history.

The Copyright Directive was always a grab bag of updates to EU copyright rules—which are long overdue for an overhaul, given that it's been 18 years since the last set of rules were ratified. Some of its clauses gave artists and scientists much-needed protections: artists were to be protected from the worst ripoffs by entertainment companies, and scientists could use copyrighted works as raw material for various kinds of data analysis and scholarship.

Both of these clauses have now been gutted to the point of uselessness, leaving the giant entertainment companies with unchecked power to exploit creators and arbitrarily hold back scientific research.

Having dispensed with some of the most positive versions of the Directive, the trilogues have also managed to make the (unbelievably dreadful) bad components of the Directive even worse.

Under the final text, any online community, platform or service that has existed for three or more years, or is making €10,000,001/year or more, is responsible for ensuring that no user ever posts anything that infringes copyright, even momentarily. This is impossible, and the closest any service can come to it is spending hundreds of millions of euros to develop automated copyright filters. Those filters will subject all communications of every European to interception and arbitrary censorship if a black-box algorithm decides their text, pictures, sounds or videos are a match for a known copyrighted work. They are a gift to fraudsters and criminals, to say nothing of censors, both government and private.

These filters are unaffordable by all but the largest tech companies, all based in the USA, and the only way Europe's homegrown tech sector can avoid the obligation to deploy them is to stay under ten million euros per year in revenue, and also shut down after three years.

America's Big Tech companies would certainly love to install these filters, the possibility of being able to grow unchecked, without having to contend with European competitors, is a pretty good second prize (which is why some of the biggest US tech companies have secretly lobbied for filters).

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Millions of Chinese Banned from Travel Under New Social Credit System

Millions of Chinese citizens are now banned from buying flights and train tickets under the new social credit system, according to a document obtained from the National Public Credit Information Center.

The document details how 17.5 million flight tickets and 5.5 million train tickets were blocked in 2018 because the citizens attempting to purchase them were on the government’s blacklist for social credit offences.

Zerohedge.com reports:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-04/chinas-social-credit-system-blocked-tens-millions-plane-and-train-tickets

The Communist Party of China (CPC) says the social credit system is an essential component of the Socialist market economic system and the social governance system. Its aim is to encourage trustworthy behavior through a blend of penalties and rewards for citizens to improve a fast-changing society after three decades of economic reform. Offenses can include failure to pay taxes or fines, jaywalking, smoking, shoplifting, or taking drugs. Penalties include restrictions on travel, business, obtaining loans, or access to education. Companies can lose access to low-interest bank loans or be dropped from government contracts.

One government slogan for the scheme says: “Once you lose trust, you will face restrictions everywhere.”

The social control system is part of efforts by President Xi Jinping’s Communist regime to use artificial intelligence and surveillance cameras to control more than a billion people.

CPC launched social credit in 2014 and is currently piloting it in multiple cities around China. The system is expected to roll out nationwide by 2020, giving the government control to almost all people and businesses.

Human rights activists warn that social credit is too hard on citizens and might unfairly label people as untrustworthy without telling them.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence condemned social credit in October as “an Orwellian system premised on controlling virtually every facet of human life.”

https://newspunch.com/millions-chinese-banned-travel-social-credit-system/

https://web.archive.org/web/20190311165812/https://newspunch.com/millions-chinese-banned-travel-social-credit-system/

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McConnell: Senate will pass resolution blocking Trump’s border emergency

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/04/senate-vote-national-emergency-trump-1201648

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Monday that the Senate will pass a resolution blocking President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border.

McConnell also made clear he tried to dissuade Trump from declaring the emergency, arguing that future Democratic presidents could use it to further liberal policy proposals: “That’s one reason I argued without success that he not take this route.”"

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MASSIVE NEW INVASIONS HIT US BORDERS, WORST CRISIS SEEN IN HISTORY OF UNITED STATES

DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/related/14

GOVT WON'T DEFEND YOU, DEFEND YOURSELVES: >>>/prepare/1 | https:// archive.fo/IoKi1

If Trump had not signed the disastrous budget bill several weeks ago and we were still operating on a short-term CR with immigration remaining the top issue, today’s news could have strengthened Trump’s leverage. According to CBP’s preliminary figures obtained by the Washington Post, 76,325 illegal aliens were apprehended at the border in February, more than any other month in over a decade since the decline of migration from Mexico. A record 40,325 family units arrived, blowing out the previous records by almost 10,000. Sadly, Trump already signed away his leverage to force a national dialogue over this issue.

As a nation, we are left debating presidential power from an obscure statute that enables the president to obtain a mere $2.5 billion for partial fencing to deal with a policy-driven invasion. The joke is that even if Trump had full unity behind this approach, it would do little to stop this invasion, which is strategically directed toward soft parts of our border. Unless we force a national discussion over the courts and the illegal immigration magnets that are bringing immigrants in, this entire debate is a non-sequitur.

A record 76,325 apprehensions for one month is truly staggering, not only because it’s the single worst month at the border since fiscal year 2008, but because almost all of these people get to stay on our dime. Projected for the whole year, this pace would result in 916,000 apprehensions. But the pace is growing every month, because the catch-and-release expands. As the Washington Post observes, “The number of migrants taken into custody last year jumped 39 percent from February to March, and a similar increase this month would push levels to 100,000 detentions or more.” That would be an annual pace of 1.2 million.

https://archive.fo/GNevg

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/new-awful-data-shows-border-invasion-worse-ever/

"This is clearly both a border security and humanitarian crisis," said CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan at a press briefing.

"The entire system right now is at full capacity. Actually, it's overwhelmed," said Manuel Padilla, a veteran Border Patrol agent who's now Director of Joint Task Force-West in San Antonio, part of the Department of Homeland Security.

https://archive.fo/hMhUT

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/05/700428069/migrant-families-arrive-in-busloads-as-border-crossings-hit-10-year-high

Simultaneously, about 224,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) are resettled across the U.S. every half decade after arriving at the border. The resettlement policy, often used by MS-13 gang members, is expected to be exacerbated after Trump signed into law a quasi-amnesty for any illegal alien living in the same household with a UAC.

Only about 40 miles of replacement fencing have been built since Trump’s election, although about 124 miles of new wall and replacement fencing has been approved by Congress.

https://archive.fo/w91Nd

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/05/illegal-immigration-under-trump-projected-to-surpass-obama-era-levels/

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National Security IGNORED: Migrant Invaders Bringing Mumps And Other Diseases Into The US

DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION: >>>/related/14

GOVT WON'T DEFEND YOU, DEFEND YOURSELVES: >>>/prepare/1 | https:// archive.fo/IoKi1

Texas health officials report that nearly 200 people contracted mumps in migrant detention facilities located across the state so far this fiscal year.

Officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services stated that 186 people in migrant detention centers located in Texas had confirmed cases of mumps. The cases impacted migrant adults and minors as well as detention center workers, the Texas Tribune reported.

There have been “no reported transmission (of mumps) to the community,” State Health Services Spokeswoman Lara Anton told the news outlet. She said the state health agency is not aware of the vaccination status of migrant adults and children who enter the United States. However, “all unaccompanied minors are vaccinated when they are detained.”

Mumps cases reached a high of 191 in 2016, officials stated. This was the highest number in 22 years.

Detention center operators are required to report illnesses that occur among their migrant population and those affecting personnel. Required reporting includes cases of mumps, measles, chicken pox, HIV/AIDS, tetanus, hepatitis, and tuberculosis, officials said.

While migrants are screened for illness or mental health issues upon their initial intake, symptoms of mumps can take up to 25 days to appear. U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement officials previously told Breitbart News that families can only be held for 20 days without a hearing.

“We go in and take the measures that we need to protect against further spread,” City of Laredo, Texas, Health Department Director Hector Gonzalez told the Texas Tribune. He said these measures include isolating patients, providing vaccinations, and urging detainees to remember to wash their hands and cover their mouths when coughing.

“Let’s say [the warden] does everything exactly right. He’s still at risk,” Persse said. This is due to the situation where migrants are transferred in from other facilities where they could have been exposed and their symptoms have not yet manifested.

https://archive.fo/weakw

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/03/04/200-cases-of-mumps-confirmed-in-texas-migrant-detention-centers/

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IRA claims responsibility for UK parcel bombs

UK police have confirmed that a group calling itself the Irish Republican Army (IRA) has claimed responsibility for a spate of parcel bombs that were received at buildings in London and Glasgow last week.

The group, which is also known as the 'New IRA', say five devices were posted to UK addresses but only four have been detected so far.

Police say the paramilitary organization claimed responsibility for the explosive parcels by sending a statement containing a recognized codeword to a Northern Irish media outlet.

The group say that three of the envelopes were sent to “commercial targets,” while the other two were posted to British Army recruitment officers.

The statement says that the device discovered at Glasgow University was intended for a recruitment officer who works there. The undiscovered device was also sent to another recruitment officer, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Major disruption was caused when three of the packages were discovered at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport, and Waterloo train station.

The device sent to Heathrow Airport burst into flames when it was opened, while the other two were dealt with by the British Army bomb squad.

https://www.rt.com/uk/453606-ira-claims-responsibility-uk-explosives/

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Strong majority of Canadians support mandatory vaccinations for children entering school

With the measles vaccine mandatory in several provinces, and a measles outbreak in Vancouver, a new poll confirms the majority of B.C. wants the provincial government to take action

Amid a recent measles outbreak in Vancouver, a new survey found 70 per cent of people believe in mandatory vaccinations for children entering school.

The Angus Reid Institute study found an even higher number of adults, 83 per cent, say they would vaccinate their children without hesitation.

Twenty-four per cent say vaccinations should be a parent’s choice rather than mandatory.

More than nine in 10 Canadians say they believe vaccines are effective.

However, 29 per cent of respondents say the science on vaccinations is not quite clear. The study noted that skepticism was more prevalent among older respondents, with 36 per cent of those aged 55 or older having concerns.

Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, said despite that skepticism, the message the results send is crystal clear.

“What we find is regardless of whether you have a child under the age of 12 in the home, or if you don’t, the idea that vaccines are effective [and] should be used…comes up very strongly,” Kurl said.

Kurl also said the results of the poll appear to show what she calls “a silent majority” pushing back against the vocal anti-vaccine message that has become popular on social media.

“We’ve now seen that it only takes a few cases and a few unvaccinated children or adults for things to get really out of hand very quickly,” she said.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4979899/strong-majority-of-canadians-support-mandatory-vaccinations-for-children-entering-school-poll/

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Tommy Robinson SUES Cambridgeshire police for harassment

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/tommy-robinson-cambridge-police-sue-13233956

The founder of the English Defence League is suing Cambridgeshire Police after appearing to force him and his family out of a pub for his own safety.

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, otherwise known as Tommy Robinson, was at the Hop and Grain Store with his children in Cambridge last year (August 27) before being removed by police.

The activist claims that he was forced to leave due to violent left wing groups nearby.

But police say he was asked to leave as part of a group of 18 Luton Town supporters, as the football club played Cambridge United on that day and officers wanted to stop any potential trouble.

Robinson was joined by three of his children, who in video footage are heard distressed by the situation.

In a new article and YouTube clip with Rebel Media, a Canadian media outlet, Robinson said that "enough is enough" after the "police forced him out the city".

In the clip, he says: "I was on a family day out and came to watch the Man United game, me and my three children, it was that point 20 police officers turned up to continue their harassment and persecution.

"For years they've done it to me, but now they've changed their tactic. Now they're targeting my kids.

"My kids still have fear now, they've instilled fear in my kids. Which for me as a dad knowing that I can't do anything about it is really gut-wrenching because I protect my kids from that.

"And that's what they've done, and they've done it intentionally."

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Trump Is Too Stupid To Admit When He Makes a Mistake

Trump says he called Apple's CEO 'Tim Apple' to save time after reportedly telling donors he never said it

President Trump tweets that he quickly said "Tim Apple" at a White House event "to save time & words."

-The comment brought about a wave of jokes online, including from Tim Cook himself who changed his last name on Twitter to the Apple logo.

-Trump's tweet walks back comments he made to Republican donors on Friday, according to a report from Axios, where he said he'd actually called Cook "Tim Cook Apple."

(here's the video. listen for yourself. He claimed he said 'Tim Cook Apple's, and said the name 'Cook' really fast)

But after he claimed that he said 'Tim Cook Apple's, he tweeted that he intentionally called him 'Tim Apple's ''TO SAVE TIME !!! hahahaha!!! To 'save time'? If he wanted to save time, instead of saying 'thankyou', he could've said 'thank', or 'thyou'….

Trump is SO STUPID, that he can't even simply admit when he makes a mistake. This proves how he refuses to accept reality, and thinks if he insists the sky is polkadot green, then everyone will believe it.

He also recently called Marilyn Hewson, a Lockheed executive "Marilyn Lockheed".

He's a moron. He's literally THE most embarrassing idiot who's ever become president. He makes George W. Bush look smart, and that's impossible.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/11/trump-defends-his-tim-apple-comment.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-marillyn-lockheed-martin-ceo-hewson-2018-3

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11 yr old BLM boy arrested for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

An 11-year-old student was arrested after refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and allegedly telling a teacher that “the flag is racist and the national anthem is offensive to black people,” according to reports.

The boy, a student at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, Fla., was charged with disrupting a school function and resisting arrest without violence for the Feb. 4 outburst, according to Bay News 9.

He was also issued a three-day suspension.

His mother, Dhakira Talbot, said officials took things too far by arresting her son, who she said is in gifted classes and has been bullied in the past.

“My son has never been through anything like this. I feel like this should’ve been handled differently,” she said. “If any disciplinary action should’ve been taken, it should’ve been with the school. He shouldn’t have been arrested.”

The classroom kerfuffle happened when a substitute teacher, Ana Alvarez, ordered the boy to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

When he told her he believed the flag was racist and the anthem was offensive, Alvarez asked him “why if it was so bad here he did not go to another place to live,” the teacher said in a statement to the school district.

The teacher said he replied, “they brought me here.”

Alvarez then told him, “Well you can always go back, because I came here from Cuba and the day I feel I’m not welcome here anymore I would find another place to live.”

She said she resorted to calling the main office “because I did not want to continue dealing with him.”

https://nypost.com/2019/02/17/11-year-old-arrested-after-refusing-to-stand-for-pledge-of-allegiance/

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Someone just found a bed bug on a TTC subway seat

Taking public transit is already stressful enough without the added effort of trying not to think about how dirty it is.

Well, here's that reminder for you: bedbugs are spotted in very public places all the time. In fact, Toronto was recently named the worst city for bedbugs in Canada.

They can basically pop up anywhere, but when it's somewhere public, it can be horrifying.

The latest bedbug locale: Line 1 of the TTC.

A large reddish bug was spotted crawling along the blue fabric seats of the subway on Line 1.

Many pointed out on Twitter than vinyl seats are often used for a reason. They're easy to clean and less likely to hang on to dirt (and bugs).

The TTC customer service Twitter folks responded to questions to let concerned (and horrified) readers know that all the vehicles are cleaned daily. If something is spotted, send in a complaint and they'll give that vehicle a real deep clean.

https://www.blogto.com/city/2019/03/bed-bug-ttc-subway-toronto/

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A Common Household Ingredient Might Sabotage Your Antibiotics

Neptune Bacteria News™

Your daily gob of toothpaste or spritz of body spray might be inadvertently mucking up your antibiotic treatment, suggests new research. It found that a common household antimicrobial ingredient—triclosan—seemed to reduce the potency of antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections by a hundred-fold, at least in mice.

Triclosan is an ubiquitous chemical, found in everything from body wash to lip gloss to deodorant to household cleaners to mouthwash. Traditionally, it’s been advertised as an easy way to kill bacteria and fungi, seemingly without harm to humans. In recent years, though, increasing evidence has suggested otherwise.

In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration finalized its ban of triclosan and similar chemicals from being used in consumer soaps marketed as antimicrobial. The agency cited evidence showing antimicrobial soaps with these ingredients don’t seem to prevent illness or even kill bacteria any better than a typical bar of soap and hot water. Even more worrying is a growing pile of research showing that triclosan can actually help create bacterial superbugs.

It’s thought that the way triclosan stops bacteria is too similar to how many antibiotics do the job. So bacteria that evolve resistance to triclosan also learn how to fend off those drugs. That’s definitely bad news, because triclosan eventually ends up everywhere in our environment, where it can promote broad antibiotic resistance.

The new study, published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, doesn’t break new ground in proving this connection. But the results suggest that the effects of triclosan on antibiotics and bacteria happen long before the chemical escapes into the outside world—it can happen inside our bodies, too.

The researchers first exposed petri dishes containing strains of UTI-causing Escherichia coli and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (the superbug also called MRSA) to doses of triclosan that you’d typically find in a consumer product. Then they tried to use common, bacteria-killing antibiotics on them. Compared to non-exposed bacteria, the triclosan-battered bacteria were able to tolerate the antibiotics 1,000 times better. The team next did a similar experiment with live mice, finding that bacteria exposed to triclosan could survive in mice up to 100 times better than the control germs.

“Normally, one in a million cells survive antibiotics, and a functioning immune system can control them. But triclosan was shifting the number of cells,” lead author Petra Levin, a professor of biology at Washington University, said in a statement. “Instead of only one in a million bacteria surviving, one in 10 organisms survived after 20 hours. Now, the immune system is overwhelmed.”

https://gizmodo.com/a-common-household-ingredient-might-sabotage-your-antib-1832831414

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\POL\ BTFO: 12-year-old charged with drawing anti-Semitic graffiti on school playground

REGO PARK, Queens (WABC) – A 12-year-old boy is under arrest after anti-Semitic graffiti was found scrawled all over an elementary school playground in Queens.

The disturbing discovery was made Friday afternoon at PS 139 in Rego Park. Swastikas and terms including "Hail Hitler" and "No Jews Allowed" were discovered scribbled in chalk.

Police said Wednesday that the 12-year-old has been charged with aggravated harassment. He was later released to his mother.

The Anti-Defamation League called the graffiti horrifying and said the NYPD Hate Crimes unit is investigating.

Councilman Chaim Deutsch released the following statement:

"Yet another act of anti-Semitism in our City brings the total of anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in our city to nearly 50 since the start of the new year. This has gotten completely out of hand. I urge Mayor de Blasio to immediately implement mine and Councilmember Mark Levine's bills that recently passed in the City Council, which would require educational outreach to teach about the impact of hate, bias, and anti-Semitism."

The graffiti has since been scrubbed away.

==\POL\ BTFOOOO!!!!!

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/27/us/12-year-old-arrested-swastikas-playground/index.html

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YouTube bots Struggle With Child Porn:Bans Channels with cp in description While Offenders Slide

On Saturday morning, nearly a dozen YouTubers woke up to find their channels wrongly terminated. These content creators have very little in common; Trainer Tips and Mystic7 make Pokemon Go videos, Billiam and Vailskibum94 do video essays while JustFlippers and Sqaishey Quacks dedicated their time to child-friendly content. All of these content creators received emails saying that years-old videos “were flagged for review” and that they could receive strikes.

There is one common thread that ties all of these channels together. Every one of them has included in the title or tags (YouTube keywords) the term “CP,” which the numbers and code inside YouTube’s algorithm seemed to have mistaken for “child porn.” (YouTube did not comment to Newsweek on what caused the bans or if they were indeed about minor sexual content.)

In Pokemon Go “CP” refers to Combat Power, which the pair of Pokemon YouTubers used a lot. In a video posted on Mystic7’s second YouTube content, the influencer expresses his distress over the sudden and unexpected removal of his channel. “It’s literally our livelihoods that have been shut down unfairly,” Mystic7 said.

Just one day after the “CP” bans, YouTuber MattsWhatItIs uploaded a video titled “Youtube is Facilitating the Sexual Exploitation of Children, and it's Being Monetized (2019).” The 12-hour long video has amassed more than half a million views and a front page reddit post that’s been gilded multiple times. The video consists of what Matt claims “is a wormhole of a softcore pedophile ring” consisting of multiple channels and videos dedicated to underage kids in compromising positions.

None of the clips featured are of sexually explicit content, but are of girls stretching or doing gymnastics. These videos can rack up tens of thousands or millions of views and aren’t intentionally malicious. Viewers might not be as innocent.

Most have comments disabled, but others are filled with sections of sexually explicit admiration by strangers or time stamps to the girls in compromising positions. “Report this video, sorry little lady but not everyone on here has good intentions,” wrote one commenter on one of the clips mentioned in Matt’s video essay. Some of these videos have been gathered and reposted to YouTube with advertising enabled, allowing the content to make money off creepy clickers.

a YouTube spokesperson said “any content - including comments - that endangers minors is abhorrent and we have clear policies prohibiting this on YouTube.

https://www.newsweek.com/youtube-cp-algorithm-ban-mattswhatitis-algorithm-1334873

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Good! Millennials Leading Mass Facebook Exodus Over Censorship, Spying Issues

>>>/related/9

More than 17 million young Americans have quit Facebook in the last two years amid a number of data theft and censorship scandals hit the social network.

Former fans of the site, aged between 12 and 34, have abandoned it in the wake of damaging reports, including the Cambridge Analytica debacle.

US users are the most lucrative market for the social media network and it is alienating the highly coveted youth as teens and millennials shun the app.

The report found that in 2017, 67 per cent of the total US population over the age of 12 used Facebook.

This has dropped to 62 per cent and 61 per cent in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

These average figures equate to approximately 172 million current users, according to Edison Research.

The data revealed 79 per cent of US people aged between 12 and 34 were on Facebook but this has plummeted to 67 per cent in 2018 and 62 per cent in 2019.

This reveals 17 million people in this age group have deactivated their accounts.

Data from the report found that Twitter's numbers are dropping (36 per cent in 2017 to 29 per cent in 2019) and Snapchat's user base is stable at 62 per cent of all young Americans over the past two years.

Younger generations are flocking to alternatives such as Gab and Bitchute instead.

https://archive.fo/XXi0e

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6781593/More-15-MILLION-Facebook-users-quit-site.html

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GOOD!YouTube Just Demonetized Anti-Vax Channels

YouTube on Friday said it would prevent channels that promote anti-vax content from running advertising, saying explicitly that such videos fall under its policy prohibiting the monetization of videos with “dangerous and harmful” content. The move comes after advertisers on YouTube pulled their ads from these videos, following inquiries from BuzzFeed News.

“We have strict policies that govern what videos we allow ads to appear on, and videos that promote anti-vaccination content are a violation of those policies. We enforce these policies vigorously, and if we find a video that violates them, we immediately take action and remove ads,” a YouTube spokesperson said in an email statement to BuzzFeed News.

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed News found that while YouTube usually returns a top search result for queries like “are vaccines safe” from an authorized source such as a children’s hospital, its Up Next algorithm frequently suggested follow up recommendations for anti-vaccination videos.

Seven different advertisers said they weren’t aware their ads were appearing on videos like “Mom Researches Vaccines, Discovers Vaccination Horrors and Goes Vaccine Free,” which advocates against vaccinating children, and reached out to YouTube to pull the programmatic placements.

Their ads appeared on videos from channels including VAXXED TV, LarryCook333 (a proponent of StopMandatoryVaccinations.com), and iHealthTube, all of which YouTube has since demonetized, or prevented from running ads.

Following a measles outbreak, US Rep. Adam Schiff demanded last week that Facebook and Google, which owns YouTube, address the risks of the spread of medical misinformation about vaccines on their platforms. Facebook responded last week by saying it would take “steps to reduce the distribution of health-related misinformation on Facebook.”

Prior to Schiff’s request, YouTube said it was working on algorithmic changes to reduce the appearance of conspiracy theories in its Up Next recommendations, a category that contains some anti-vax videos, but not all. After BuzzFeed News' report earlier this week, YouTube said, “like many algorithmic changes,” the alterations to its Up Next recommendation system “will be gradual and will get more and more accurate over time.”

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/youtube-just-demonetized-anti-vax-channels

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UN initiative to ban loli, shota, and 'drawings and cartoons' depicting underage images

The United Nations has proposed an international initiative for all involved State parties to tighten their restrictions and prohibition of child exploitation and the proliferation and spread of that content. While on the surface this may seem like a noble effort, the prohibition of said material also extends to drawn and animated images as well, which could include all things loli.

The initiative, dubbed Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (OPSC), was proposed by the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child, also known as the CRC, with a draft guideline made available over on the OHCHR.org website.

Much of the draft centers on ways to prevent human trafficking, curbing the solicitation of child prostitution, and reducing the spread of child pornography and underage exploitation. However, on page 14 section 56, the U.N., defines what they view as child pornography, widely classifying anything that contains underage persons, whether fictional or real, stating…

>“Child pornography is defined in article 2 OPSC as ‘any representation of a child engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities, regardless of the means used, or any representation of the sexual parts of a child for primarily sexual purposes’. The qualification ‘by whatever means’ reflects the broad range of material available in a variety of media, online and offline. It includes, inter alia: visual material such as photographs, movies, drawings and cartoons; audio representations; any digital media representation; live performances; written materials in print or online; and physical objects such as sculptures, toys, or ornaments.1

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2019/02/u-n-proposes-initiative-to-ban-loli-shota-and-underage-drawings-and-cartoons/77229/

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Anti-gun Nut Kicked Out of Public Hearing After Threatening To Shoot NRA Members

An unidentified woman was reportedly ejected from a Connecticut gun hearing Monday after she was spotted sending a text threatening to shoot a lawmaker and NRA members.

Woman expelled from gun hearing after being seen sending this text about a state lawmaker. pic.twitter.com/ySVc9Zm9x5

— Mark Davis (@markdavisWTNH) March 11, 2019

“If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA,” a photo of the text message-in-progress reads, according to a tweet.

The woman appeared to be directing her ire at Republican Connecticut state Sen. Rob Sampson, who describes himself as a Constitutional conservative and is an NRA “Defender of Freedom Award” recipient.

Several gun control measures were set to be discussed in Hartford on Monday before the Judiciary Committee, including:

An update to safe storage laws

A measure requiring anyone open-carrying a firearm to produce a permit if asked by police

A move to regulate “ghost guns” or 3-D printed firearms and components

A bill prohibiting cities and towns to enact their own firearms laws

Among those present at Monday’s hearing were activists on both sides of gun issues and the parents of Ethan Song, a teen who accidentally shot himself last year with a gun belonging to his friend’s father.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/11/woman-gun-hearing-threatening-shoot-lawmaker-nra/

https://web.archive.org/web/20190311205537/https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/11/woman-gun-hearing-threatening-shoot-lawmaker-nra/

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Another nazi terrorist back in the cage where it belongs

https://heavy.com/news/2019/02/christopher-hasson/

"49-year-old active duty U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant arrested on gun and drug charges has been accused by federal prosecutors of being a “domestic terrorist, bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect governmental conduct.” In a court filing, prosecutors say the lieutenant was inspired by far-right Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik and has corresponded with known white supremacists. He identified himself as a “white nationalist” who has advocated for “focused violence” in order to establish a “white homeland” and created a hit list that includes top Democrats and members of the media, prosecutors say."

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Kelly Catlin's Death Ruled Suicide by Asphyxia

The 23-year-old U.S. Olympic track cyclist was found dead in her Stanford University campus residence on Friday. Now, the Santa Clara Medical Examiner confirms to E! News that her cause of death was asphyxia and manner was suicide.

Kelly's father, Mark Catlin, confirmed her passing in a letter sent to VeloNews over the weekend, stating that she died by suicide.

"There isn't a minute that goes by that we don't think of her and think of the wonderful life she could have lived," Mark wrote in the letter. "There isn't a second in which we wouldn't freely give our lives in exchange for hers. The hurt is unbelievable."

In addition to being a track cyclist and professional road cyclist, Kelly had been pursuing a graduate degree in Computational Mathematics at Stanford.

"The U.S. cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin, USA Cycling National Team member," Rob DeMartini, USA Cycling president and CEO, said in a statement following Kelly's passing. "Kelly was more than an athlete to us, and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Catlin family. This is an incredibly difficult time and we want to respect their privacy."

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

https://www.eonline.com/news/1022438/u-s-olympic-cyclist-kelly-catlin-s-death-ruled-suicide-by-asphyxia

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Hungary Says NO! To Third World Invasions Being Forced by Modern Soviet Union

Brussels plans to resettle third world scum across the EU, but Hungary will have none of it.

The E.U. is set to convene to discuss mandatory resettlement quotas. Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán was clear in denouncing this, and has decided to hold a popular referendum on the quota system.

As part of the referendum preparations, the Hungarian government recently initiated a public information campaign aimed at informing the populace about the globalist agenda of the E.U. leadership, stating that “everyone has the right to know what Brussels is planning.” The campaign did not go unnoticed. The E.U. responded with a counter-campaign, called “Facts about the EU’s migration policy,” which declared that “you also have a right to know what is fact and what is fiction.”

It is no exaggeration to say that a severe level of distrust reigns in many East-European countries with regards to the E.U., and Hungary has taken a leadership role in challenging the open border policies. Hungary’s Secretary for Diplomacy and Relations, Dr. Zoltán Kovács, admonished the E.U.’s response, saying their own facts refute the claims.

The E.U.’s memo claims there are no migrant quotas, but also says that “it could be expected of every member state to show solidarity with the others.” To “structure” this solidarity, they are working on a resettlement system, and another document from 2018 described how this “will help reduce irregular migration by ensuring safe and legal alternatives. It will replace the current ad-hoc schemes and set EU-wide two-year plans for resettling genuine refugees.” This quote echoes the wording of the U.N.’s Global Compact for Migration, which would flood the West with 250 million 'migrants.'

Kovács clarified: “Brussels is not focused on stopping migration. In fact, they want to legalize it. Europe’s citizens have a right to know.”

Kovács explained that “the government’s position is that no European body has the authority to impose the compulsory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without the consent of the Hungarian people.”

https://archive.fo/GWdBH

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-09/hungary-says-no-forced-eu-migration

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LOL Conservative activist punched at UC Berkeley

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/02/23/conservative-activist-assault-uc-berkeley-sot-vpx.hln

Conservative activist punched at UC Berkeley

A conservative activist reported he was attacked while recruiting students for Turning Point USA at UC Berkeley, according to campus police. Source: HLN

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LOL Man Arrested In Attack On Conservative At UC Berkeley

California law enforcement officials arrested 28-year-old Zachary Greenberg on a felony warrant Friday afternoon for allegedly assaulting a conservative activist with Turning Point USA on the University of California-Berkeley’s campus last month.

He is being held at Glenn Dyer Jail in Oakland on $30,000 bond with his arraignment set for Monday.

The video has been viewed millions of times on social media and has drawn the attention of nationally prominent conservatives.

"When a liberal like Jussie cries wolf and fakes an attack he receives unmatched coverage, sympathy & support creating a tsunami of attention," Donald Trump Jr. tweeted. "When a conservative student literally gets punched in the face and it’s caught on video it barely makes a ripple."

https://www.dailywire.com/news/44144/breaking-man-arrested-attack-conservative-uc-ryan-saavedra

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NYC Dangerously Close To Bankruptcy

Here is an inconvenient truth for the Democratic socialists that control New York City: Gotham is "careening closer to all-out financial bankruptcy," according to New York Post.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to add billions of dollars more to the budget, amid a slowing economy and outward migration caused by tax reform, a recession would send the city into a "fiscal disaster," according to the report.

"New York City could go bankrupt, absolutely," American Institute for Economic Research economist Peter C. Earle told the Post. "In that case, the city would get temporary protection from its creditors, but it would be very difficult for the city to take on new debt."

Financial analysts warn tax burdened businesses and individuals would flee in droves, and public spending would have to surge to record levels, which would set off a fiscal nuclear bomb.

Long-term debt is about $81,100 per household, and Mayor de Blasio will spend as much as $3 billion more in the new budget for a total of $89.2 billion.

Analysts said Mayor de Blasio had detailed $750 million in savings for the preliminary fiscal 2020 budget, but that amount won't be enough to create a soft bottom during the next recession. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s preliminary budget has $600 million in cuts for the city in 2020.

Spending is up 32% since Mayor de Blasio took office, the analysts told the Post that more spending cuts would be needed to get the fiscal house in order to avert bankruptcy during the next recession.

NYC's long-term pension obligations have also expanded to levels that may not be manageable.

New York state is ranked No. 1 in the nation for the highest taxes, and the top 1% of NYC earners pay some 50% of income tax revenue, per the Post. If businesses and people continue to flee to lower tax states while spending continues to rise, it could lead to financial hardships for the city, analysts warn.

"The city is running a deficit and could be in a real difficult spot if we had a recession, or a further flight of individuals because of tax reform," Vested's chief economist Milton Ezrati told the post.

https://archive.fo/PkueQ

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-10/nyc-dangerously-close-bankruptcy-experts-warn

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Walz allows temporary hours exemption for propane truckers

https://www.inforum.com/news/government-and-politics/975612-Walz-allows-temporary-hours-exemption-for-propane-truckers

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is temporarily allowing drivers of propane and other fuels to be exempt of the state's hours of service law as the state faces a shortage of heating fuel.

Cold weather has increased demand and complicated delivery of propane and other fuels into Minnesota. The emergency executive order signed by Walz on Friday, Feb. 22, provides relief from certain hours of service requirements, which will allow carriers who are providing direct assistance to the emergency to travel farther distances to acquire propane and other fuels and return it to areas where it is needed.

Waiving the hours of service requirements ensures that carriers and drivers can deliver propane to the citizens of Minnesota who need the fuel and will protect the lives and well-being of those in need, the state's news release said.

The exemption will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9. All other safety requirements pertaining to the driver and vehicle will still apply.

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Nutty Netanyahu Threatens To Block Iranian Oil Transit

Short of last month's incident wherein Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared via Twitter that he's seeking "war with Iran", new comments issued this week represent the most aggressive declaration of how far Israel is willing to go to thwart Iran in the region.

Echoing the Trump administration's desire to bring Iranian exports to zero through sanctions, Netatyahu said on Wednesday that he's considering ordering Israel's Navy to target Iranian oil tankers to prevent them from selling oil abroad. This as a number of other signatories to the P5+1 nuclear deal have vowed to continue buying despite US sanctions and threatened repercussions from Washington.

“Iran is trying to circumvent the sanctions through covert oil smuggling over maritime routes, and to the extent that these attempts widen, the navy will have a more important role in blocking these Iranian actions,” Netanyahu said.

Of course what the Israeli prime minister calls "covert oil smuggling" Iran would see simply as its right to conduct valid and legal shipping as a sovereign economic power. But given the tightening economic noose and expansive US naval presence in international waters, Iran has reportedly been switching off location transponders on its ships as well as other measures to conceal its maritime traffic (using "ghost ships" to flout US sanctions), including even altering names of ships or flag registries.

Netanyahu continued, as reported by Reuters, “I call on the entire international community to stop Iran’s attempts to circumvent the sanctions by sea, and of course, by any (other) means.”

It appears Netanyahu could be setting the stage for some kind of Israeli escalation against Iranian assets abroad and on the water, though as Reuters speculates, "It was not clear how Israel would stop such shipping activities or whether it would risk direct confrontation at sea with Iranian vessels." Especially as "The Israeli navy, whose largest vessels are missile corvettes and a small submarine fleet, is mostly active in the Mediterranean and Red seas."

Perhaps more likely Netanyahu's words, like many speeches before, were for an audience of one — aimed at the White House in the hopes that Trump could be willing to take more direct action to prevent Iranian oil from reaching Europe or China.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-07/netanyahu-threatens-israeli-navy-prepared-block-iranian-oil-transit

https://web.archive.org/web/20190308010913/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-07/netanyahu-threatens-israeli-navy-prepared-block-iranian-oil-transit

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Evil Wins! Get Ready For Mass Human Die Off, Skyrocketing Cancer Rates Thanks To 5G

>>>/related/12

Our current cell phone technology produces electromagnetic radiation that damages male fertility, and the radiation produced by the new 5G technology will be much more powerful and therefore much more dangerous. But most people don’t know about this. Instead, most people are greatly looking forward to the rollout of 5G technology because it will be up to 100 times faster than our current 4G technology, and who wouldn’t want that? The big cell phone companies will be spending hundreds of billions of dollars to install hundreds of thousands of new 5G antennas, and every single one of those antennas will be constantly emitting very powerful electromagnetic radiation. Since we can’t see the radiation, to many people the threat does not seem real, but the truth is that if you live in a major urban area you are constantly being bombarded by it. And once the new 5G network is completely rolled out, you would literally have to live in the middle of nowhere to get away from it completely.

5G is a quantum leap from 4G, but because the smaller 5G waves do not travel as well, a lot more antennas will be required…

In order to achieve faster speeds, 5G relies on millimeter waves, which are even smaller than microwaves and operate at a higher frequency. These smaller waves are more easily absorbed by buildings, trees and other things (like people), so more towers will be needed in order to maintain connectivity. The industry has created specialized “small cell” stations and new, larger base stations to accommodate the demands of 5G tech. Even so, it’s expected that a small cell will need to be installed every 250 meters in cities for 5G to work properly. There will be one on every street corner.

In addition, 5G technology is “ultra high frequency and ultra high intensity”…

5G cell towers are more dangerous than other cell towers for two main reasons. First, compared to earlier versions, 5G is ultra high frequency and ultra high intensity. 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G use between 1 to 5 gigahertz frequency. 5G uses between 24 to 90 gigahertz frequency. Within the RF Radiation portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, the higher the frequency the more dangerous it is to living organisms.

So basically the radiation that we will constantly be absorbing will be much, much, much more powerful than before, and the sources emitting the radiation will be much closer to us.

Are you starting to get the picture?

If that wasn’t bad enough, an investigation conducted at a university in Israel discovered that the surface of the human body actually draws 5G radiation in “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.

“… human sweat ducts act like a number of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths that are put out by the devices that employ 5G technology,” he adds.

Okay, now let’s talk about fertility.

Several early studies found that our current cell phone technology has a negative affect on male fertility…

A 2005 mouse study found “a significant genotoxic [DNA-damaging] effect on…spermatozoa.”

A 2007 rat study found “significantly higher incidence of sperm cell death,” suggesting “that carrying cellphones near reproductive organs could negatively affect male fertility.” And a 2009 rat study found that the radiation from cellphones “negatively affects semen quality and may impair male fertility.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-05/will-5g-cell-phone-technology-lead-dramatic-population-reduction-large-numbers-men

https://web.archive.org/web/20190306073600/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-05/will-5g-cell-phone-technology-lead-dramatic-population-reduction-large-numbers-men

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UK goverment about to censor porn websites

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8565486/porn-uk-ban-unlock-card/

>>>/prepare/22

That includes free porn sites like PornHub and YouPorn – which attract nearly 2billion visits a month between them worldwide.

They'll join a number of other sites in using the AgeID system, which requires users to verify their age via an official form of ID such as a driver's license or passport.

From April, when the new system is expected to launch, randy internet lurkers will be shown a non-pornographic "landing page", according to AgeID spokesman James Clark.

"When a user first visits a site protected by AgeID, a landing page will appear with a prompt for the user to verify their age before they can access the site," he told The Metro.

"Each website will create their own non-pornographic landing page for this purpose."

When someone first clicks on a site, they'll be asked to register with AgeID and verify their age using a Mobile SMS, credit card, passport, or driving licence.

Users will then be able to use their AgeID username or password to access all porn sites that use AgeID – though some may use different age verification systems.

Clark said: "It is a one-time verification, with a simple single sign-on for future access. If a user verifies on one AgeID protected site, they will not need to perform this verification again on any other site carrying AgeID."

The new rules were approved as part of the Digital Economy Act 2017.

They aim to make it harder for under-18s to get hold of adult material.

As well as registering with AgeID, Brits will also be able to access porn sites using a voucher you can buy from high street shops.

Thousands of shops will offer the special ID cards, which users can link to an app known as Portes.

Through Portes, they can then login to sites without having to hand over their email address.

Clark said: "The PortesCard is available to purchase from selected high street retailers and any of the UK’s 29,000 PayPoint outlets as a voucher.

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Rural Sheriff Issues Dire Warning To Americans: LOCK YOUR DOORS AND LOAD YOUR GUNS!

BE PREPARED: >>>/prepare/1 | https:// archive.fo/IoKi1

https:// web.archive.org/web/20190222165619/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/1.html

Is this a sign of what is coming for the rest of the nation? In Martin County, Kentucky times are very tough right now. Thanks to severe budget cutbacks, there are only two paid law enforcement officers covering a deeply impoverished 231-square-mile area that sits right in the heart of America’s raging opioid crisis. Needless to say, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk feels greatly outnumbered by the thieves, sexual predators and drug dealers that he has to contend with on a daily basis, and he recently issued a very ominous warning to the citizens of his county…

“Law enforcement as we have known for the last four years will not exist,” he posted on Facebook last month. “WE ARE BROKE… LOCK YOUR DOORS, LOAD YOUR GUNS AND GET YOU A BARKING, BITING DOG. If the Sheriff’s office can’t protect you, WHO WILL?”

So why can’t Martin County afford more law enforcement officers?

Well, like so many other local communities all across America right now, they are deep in debt and flat broke…

https://www.officer.com/command-hq/news/21070781/kentucky-sheriff-struggles-to-provide-law-and-order-as-county-struggles-with-money

The county has accumulated $1.4 million in debt — a surprise to many of its new officials.

“I don’t sleep well,” said Susan Hale, the county’s new treasurer, who is sifting through the bills left by the previous administration: $230,000 to a regional jail that houses its inmates, $140,000 to a state association that provides liability insurance, plus dribs and drabs for mundane items such as office supplies and toilet paper.

As economic conditions continue to deteriorate, we are going to hear a lot more stories like this all over the country: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/as-the-economy-teeters-on-the-brink-of-a-recession-u-s-debt-levels-are-absolutely-exploding

And the truth is that things will ultimately be far worse in our major cities than in our rural areas.

Just take a look at Chicago. Today it is a war zone, and the growing poverty in the city has fueled the rapid growth of criminal gangs.

According to a study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago, approximately half of the city was considered to be “middle income” in 1970, but now that number has dropped to just 16 percent…

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/the-middle-class-is-shrinking-everywhere-in-chicago-its-almost-gone/e63cb407-5d1e-41b1-9124-a717d4fb1b0b

Those numbers are absolutely staggering.

https://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/rural-sheriffs-ominous-warning-to-citizens-lock-your-doors-load-your-guns-and-get-you-a-barking-biting-dog

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1 dose of psilocybin enhances creative thinking and empathy up to 1 week after use

New research provides more evidence that psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, can improve creative thinking, empathy, and subjective well-being. The findings appear in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

“In the last decade, there has been a renewed scientific interest in the utility of psychedelics. Increasing evidence suggests that psychedelics like psilocybin may have potential therapeutic value for disorders like anxiety, depression, and PTSD,” said Natasha Mason (@NL_Mason), a PhD candidate at Maastricht University and the corresponding author of the study.

“The focus of such investigations has been on psychedelics capacity to reduce symptoms of these disorders, thereby improving mood and well-being. However, of equal importance are the higher-order cognitive processes that may be enhanced, or that may play a role in symptom alleviation of the disorders.”

“Examples of processes that have been found to be decreased in these pathologies include creative, flexible thinking and empathy. Specifically, individuals are characterized by repetitive and rigid patterns of negative and compulsive thoughts, as well as reduced empathic abilities. Thus we wanted to assess whether psilocybin enhanced these processes, and if so, how long effects lasted,” Mason explained.

“Furthermore, we wanted to see whether enhancement in creativity and/or empathy correlated with participants ratings of subjective well-being. This would give further insight into the potential underlying cognitive mechanisms of symptom alleviation that has recently been reported by clinical studies.”

For their study, the researchers recruited 55 participants from a Psychedelic Society retreat in the Netherlands. The participants at the retreat consumed psilocybin-containing mushrooms in a tea form. About half of them had previously used the psychedelic drug.

Mason and her colleagues administered the participants various psychology tests to assess their creativity, empathy, and general life satisfaction three separate times: once the evening before ingesting psilocybin, once the morning after ingesting psilocybin, and finally 7 days after ingesting psilocybin.

“We found that psilocybin, when taken in a naturalistic setting, increased aspects of creativity and empathy the morning after, and 7 days after use. Furthermore, psilocybin also enhanced subjective well-being. Interestingly, changes in well-being correlated with changes in empathy after psilocybin use,” Mason told PsyPost.

The researchers examined two types of creativity — convergent thinking and divergent thinking. The former represents the ability to generate a single optimal solution to a problem, while the latter represents the ability to generate many solutions to a problem with several possible answers.

Participants’ divergent thinking abilities were improved the morning after ingesting psilocybin but their convergent thinking abilities were not affected. A week later, however, their divergent thinking performance had returned to normal while their convergent thinking abilities had improved.

“These findings are important in trying to understand psychedelics’ therapeutic utility in the treatment of certain pathologies. Specifically, in a therapy session, enhancements in empathy could increase feelings of openness and trust between patient and therapist, thus strengthening the therapeutic alliance,” Mason said.

“Furthermore, enhancements in flexible, creative thinking could allow individuals to break out of their old patterns of thought, and generate new and effective cognitive, emotional, and behavioral strategies. Importantly, our data suggest that these effects outlast the acute phase and persist over time, thus potentially opening up a ‘window of opportunity’ where therapeutic interventions could prove more effective.”

Another group of researchers investigated how a microdose of psilocybin affected 36 people who were present at a psychedelic retreat. They, too, found that participants had increased creativity after consuming a minute amount of the psychedelic drug, while their intelligence scores and general analytical abilities did not change.

“This study was a naturalistic study, assessing effects of psilocybin in volunteers who chose to attend a psychedelic retreat. Thus, selection bias of individuals restricts the generalizability of our results,” Mason explained.

https://www.psypost.org/2019/03/a-single-dose-of-psilocybin-enhances-creative-thinking-and-empathy-up-to-seven-days-after-use-study-finds-53283

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Barefoot And Naked !!

There was a report of a middle-of-the-night shoplifting at the Circle K mart on Northside Drive on March 2. A 40-year-old woman was said to have gone in about 2:30 a.m. and asked to buy beer. The woman was told the store doesn’t sell beer after 2 a.m., but that apparently did not deter her. A sheriff’s report said the woman stepped over to the beer cooler, grabbed three bottles of Barefoot wine worth $25.65 “and stuffed them in her pants.” She was said to have then walked off without paying. A sheriff’s deputy found her outside, the report noted, “sitting in the back seat of her vehicle with the wine next to her.” She was jailed for theft.

As if that isn't horrifying enough, a naked man who had borrowed his sister’s 2003 Honda Civic left it running when he parked and ran inside to get something at his sister’s place on Leone Drive South in the Village Green neighborhood the afternoon of March 1. According to a sheriff’s report, the man had been inside two or three minutes, but when he stepped back outside the car was gone. He later informed a sheriff’s deputy that at first he figured it was someone playing a joke. But when he called his sister and asked if she had driven away in the car, she said, “No, I thought you were in it.”

http://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/cop-shop-blog/article227257734.html

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Amazon Banning anti-islamic Books

Amazon has banned the selling of Tommy Robinson’s book about the Quran on its website.

Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, is the co-founder of the English Defence League (EDL), and has also recently had his profiles removed from a number of social media websites.

His book, which he co-wrote with Peter McLoughlin, “Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims kill for Islam”, has now been pulled from the online retailer after being classed as “inappropriate content.”

Robinson has repeatedly accused media outlets and major companies of censorship and his co-author, Mr McLoughlin, compared Amazon’s decision to those taken in Nazi Germany.

“This is the twenty-first century equivalent of the Nazis taking out the books from university libraries and burning them,” he said, according to the Mail Online.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/amazon-ban-tommy-robinson-website-koran-a8812111.html

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Trump Is A Miserable Failure Desperately Trying To Cover-up Doomed Falling Empire

President Trump, now in the third year of his term, is struggling to maintain the illusion of accomplishment as some of his biggest promises remain unfulfilled.

Though his showy summit diplomacy with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed in Vietnam last week, dashing Trump’s prediction of “fantastic success,” the president continues to insist that he’s made unprecedented progress toward getting that nation to relinquish its nuclear arms program — even as his intelligence advisors say otherwise.

Over the weekend, Trump yet again boasted to supporters that his border wall is under construction, as if it were near-finished. In fact, no new miles of any barrier have been built during his presidency and a Republican-controlled Senate is poised to join the Democratic-controlled House in rejecting his declaration of a national emergency to pay for an installment.

Also, Trump is lately hailing progress in trade talks with China as if a landmark deal were imminent. Yet he’s said so for months, and this week his secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, traveled to politically influential Iowa to persuade farmers hurt by China’s retaliatory tariffs that the president’s trade war ultimately will push Beijing into an agreement benefiting them. Even if a deal takes shape this month in time for Trump’s planned meeting with China’s Xi Jinping, it’s not expected to include the long-sought concessions he’s talked of.

In another blow to Trump’s trade promises, on Wednesday the Commerce Department reported that in 2018 the U.S. trade deficit grew to $621 billion, a 10-year high, and the gap with China set a record — defying the president’s vows to reverse the trend.

“The more tenuous his rhetoric’s connection to reality becomes, it’s harder to sustain the illusion,” said Michael Steel, a Republican consultant in Washington who served as press secretary to former House Speaker John A. Boehner.

https://archive.fo/oH6AB

https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-claims-progress-for-promises-unfulfilled-20190305-story.html

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Landlord fined $75,000 for evicting tenants in bad faith

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/02/24/landlord-fined-75000-for-evicting-tenants-in-bad-faith-money-it-can-recoup-in-less-than-a-year-from-higher-rents.html

In a case of profit trumping penalty, a Toronto landlord has been fined $75,000 for forcing out long-term tenants under the guise of renovations — money it can recoup in a matter of months thanks to a legislative loophole that allowed the permanent installation of new renters paying three times the price.

The landlord for a lowrise, eight-unit rental building at 795 College St. showed a “blatant disregard” for the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) when it evicted five tenants from three units for renovations, ignored their requests to return, then put those new units up for rent, the Landlord and Tenant board ruled earlier this month.

http://circabuilt.com/contact-us/

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FOX: Trump slams Ann Coulter as 'Wacky Nut Job' over her criticism of border wall progress

Finally something to agree with Trump on!!

"President Trump lashed out at conservative pundit Ann Coulter on Saturday, labeling her a “Wacky Nut Job” and insisting he was “winning on the Border” despite opposition from a hostile Democratic Party.

Coulter, one of Trump’s earliest supporters, has evolved into a persistent critic the president in recent months over his struggles to secure funding from Congress for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Wacky Nut Job @AnnCoulter, who still hasn’t figured out that, despite all odds and an entire Democrat Party of Far Left Radicals against me (not to mention certain Republicans who are sadly unwilling to fight), I am winning on the Border. Major sections of Wall are being built…,” Trump tweeted.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-attacks-wacky-nut-job-ann-coulter-over-twitter-for-criticism-of-border-wall-progress

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Based Pajeets Manipulate Pakistan Flag To Link With Toilet Paper

Google searches for "best toilet paper in the world" appear to have been manipulated to return images of the Pakistan national flag.

The results are believed to be the work of Indian protesters acting in response to the 14 February attack in Kashmir that left at least 40 soldiers dead.

It is the deadliest militant attack on Indian forces in Kashmir since the insurgency against Indian rule began.

Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammad said it was behind the attack.

The flag-toilet paper connection emerged soon after the attack in a few blogs commenting on the attack and became a trending topic on social media over the weekend. The number of people searching for the connection may have also influenced how Google returns results.

Now a Google search returns news stories about the link but anyone searching images for the "best toilet paper in the world" gets a page dominated by the green and white flag. Many of the images are from news stories about the connection. Others are screenshots of the critical social media posts that linked the flag to toilet paper.

Google has not yet commented on how this could have happened.

This is not the first time that a search via Google has returned curious results. Heads of state including US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have both been linked to searches for derogatory phrases.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47279252

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Theresa May fears she may be forced to offer her ‘head on a plate’ to deliver Brexit

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/brexit/8602118/theresa-may-fears-head-plate-deliver-brexit/

The PM’s allies believe the only way to win over hardline Brexiteers will be to quit as soon as Britain has left the EU.

Hardline Leavers have secretly discussed staging an unofficial no-confidence vote if she delays departure day.

They are barred from any attempt to oust her for a year after failing at the last attempt in December.

But nothing stops them holding an unofficial vote to pile pressure on her.

An ally said yesterday: “If we don’t get enough improvements to the deal, the promise of an early exit as PM may be the last resort.”

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ordinance prevents storing corpses, but one was 'grandfathered' in

LEAVING NEDERLAND:

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — There’s a small Colorado town outside Boulder that is famous for a frozen corpse stored in a shed.

Nederland is a scenic base camp for many of the state’s best outdoor adventures.

It’s about 45 miles northwest of Denver and 15 miles west of Boulder.

And the annual Frozen Dead Guy Days festival pays homage to a Norwegian man who cryogenically frozen after his death and is still stored in the town to this day.

Frozen Dead Guy Days

Nederland is home to one of the quirkiest festivals in the country: Frozen Dead Guy Days.

The 3-day celebration features live music, a polar plunge, coffin races and more; all to honor a 110-year-old frozen man.

According to the event’s website, Bredo Morstoel was a Norwegian man who lived a normal life, by all accounts.

He died from a heart condition in 1989. But instead of burying him, his family decided to pursue cryonics or freezing his body with the hope he could be resuscitated in the future.

Morstoel was packed in dry ice and shipped to a cryonics facility in Oakland, California, where he was placed in liquid nitrogen for about four years.

Morstoel’s grandchildren lived in Nederland and were hoping to start their own cryonics facility in the town. In 1993, the brought his frozen body to their home and kept him frozen in a shed near the home.

Eventually, Morstoel’s grandson was deported for an expired visa and granddaughter was in the process of moving back to Norway after being evicted from her Nederland home.

City council got wind of the frozen body being kept in the town and passed a code making it illegal to store a frozen human in your home. However, Morstoel was already grandfathered in.

“Grandpa Bredo,” as he came to be known from then on, was an instant sensation.

The town “Ice Man”, and a group of volunteers, pack Grandpa Bredo with 1,600 pounds of dry ice every month. He is kept at a constant -60 degrees.

https://www.13wmaz.com/mobile/article/news/local/an-ordinance-prevents-storing-dead-bodies-in-houses-but-this-guy-was-literally-grandfathered-in/93-76fe25c4-eb83-4ece-b019-2401ce7054e4

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Was It OK for Trump to sign Bibles in Alabama visit? Religious leaders weigh in

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/was-it-ok-for-trump-to-sign-bibles-in-alabama-visit-religious-leaders-weigh-in

"At the Providence Baptist Church in Smiths Station, Ala., the Rev. Rusty Sowell said, the president's visit was uplifting and will help bring attention to a community that will need a long time to recover.

Before leaving the church, Trump posed for a photograph with a fifth-grade volunteer and signed the child's Bible, said Ada Ingram, a local volunteer. The president also signed her sister's Bible, Ingram said. In photos from the visit, Trump is shown signing the cover of a Bible.

Trump should have at least signed inside in a less ostentatious way, said the Rev. Dr. Kevin Cassiday-Maloney.

"It just felt like hubris," said Cassiday-Maloney, pastor at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Fargo, North Dakota. "It almost felt like a desecration of the holy book to put his signature on the front writ large, literally."

He doesn't think politicians should sign Bibles, he said, because it could be seen as a blurring of church and state and an endorsement of Christianity over other religions."

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Petition to ban r/greentext!

While most of you probably don't give a shit, and change.org petitions never change anything, here's our chance to fuck with Leddit by banning one of their most popular "chan-oriented" oc-leeching boards.

Let's disable one of Plebbit's most valuable meme-stealing resources. If nothing else, it might stop normies from browsing cuckchan or 8chan and posting shitty greentexts on /b/ (either /b/) and screenshotting it for "le ebic upboats XD!". Might also help us reinforce rules 1 & 2.

https://www.change.org/p/reddit-ban-r-greentext

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GOP Lawmaker Introduces ‘Stop Social Media Censorship Act’ to Protect Free Speech

Alternatives To State-run Social Media: >>>/prepare/20 | https:// archive.fo/53IjY

https:// web.archive.org/web/20181219024824/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/20.html

Republican lawmaker Joe Gruters (R) has introduced a bill to protect free speech on social media and fine Big Tech a minimum of $75,000 if they delete or censor a user’s political speech.

The law would only apply to social media firms with “more than 75 million subscribers” which are “open to the public.”

Information Liberation reports: The bill also prohibits large social media sites from citing so-called “hate speech” as a justification for political and religious censorship and authorizes the Attorney General to “bring a civil cause of action … on behalf of a social media website user who resides in this state and whose religious speech or political speech has been censored…”

The bill makes clear it would allow social media sites to censor “calls for immediate acts of violence,” “obscene or pornographic” material, that which “entices criminal conduct” and that which “involves minors bullying minors.”

Here’s the full text of Sen. Gruters’ bill, SB 1722: https://legiscan.com/FL/bill/S1722/2019

https://newspunch.com/gop-lawmaker-stop-social-media-censorship-act-free-speech/

https://web.archive.org/web/20190306045843/https://newspunch.com/gop-lawmaker-stop-social-media-censorship-act-free-speech/

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Man Confesses To Sexually Assaulting 3-year-old Child Who Tested Positive For STDs

SAN ANTONIO — Police say a man confessed to sexually assaulting a 3-year-old relative who later tested positive for two sexually transmitted diseases.

Drevon Alexander Perkins, 26, was charged with super aggravated sexual assault of a child under 6-years-old.

According to arrest papers, investigators were informed by CPS workers about a 3-year-old girl who had been confirmed by a hospital to have two different sexually transmitted diseases.

During questioning by police, Perkins admitted he forced the young relative into sex acts, an arrest affidavit states.

Another relative became concerned for the child and took her to a hospital.

If convicted, Perkins faces a minimum of 25 years in prison to life, plus a $10,000 fine and lifetime registration as a sex offender.

https://wgxa.tv/news/nation-world/report-man-confesses-to-sexually-assaulting-3-year-old-child-who-tested-positive-for-stds?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=internal

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Russia: Mainstream Media And Censorship To Blame for Incoming US Civil War

Alternatives To State-run Social Media: >>>/prepare/20 | https:// archive.fo/53IjY

https:// web.archive.org/web/20181219024824/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/20.html

The corporate-controlled U.S. mainstream media are deliberately pushing America towards a full-blown civil war, Russia claims.

In an op-ed for state-run Russia Today, journalist Robert Bridge claims left-leaning media giants have entered their third consecutive year of open warfare against Donald Trump.

Rt.com reports: This non-stop assault risks aggravating political passions to the point where ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ snowballs into something completely beyond our ability to control. Like full-blown Civil War.

Over the weekend, the Washington Post, one of most prominent serial producers of partisan agitation, published an article entitled, ‘In America, talk turns to something unspoken for 150 years: Civil War’. The piece, which deftly places Democrats above the fray, opens with the following whiff of grapeshot:

“With the report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III reportedly nearly complete, impeachment talk in the air and the 2020 presidential election ramping up … there’s talk of violence, mayhem and, increasingly, civil war,” the Bezos-owned paper forewarned.

CNN Asks What Would Happen If Trump Refuses to Accept Defeat in 2020

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 24, 2019

With a level of audacity and self-righteousness that has become a trademark of the Left, not once did the article float the possibility that just maybe the mainstream media is complicit in the ongoing deterioration of political discourse, or that the Democrats are just as much to blame as the Republicans for the political fallout that now presents a grave risk to the Republic.

As many knowledgeable Americans will openly admit, battle lines have been drawn across the political and cultural frontier. This division is perhaps most conspicuous on social media, where friends and family who disagree with our political worldview get the ‘nuke option’ and are effortlessly vanquished (‘unfriended’) with the push of a button. This is a worrying development. The real danger will come when Americans from both sides of the political divide stop talking and start erecting electronic barriers around their political belief systems. Not even family members are spared from the tumult; just because people share the same bloodline does not automatically mean they share the same political views. America, though still green behind the ears, may understand that fact better than many other countries.

https://1newspunch.com/russia-mainstream-media-blame-incoming-us-civil-war/

https://1web.archive.org/web/20190306050744/https://newspunch.com/russia-mainstream-media-blame-incoming-us-civil-war/

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Tree Collapses On to Carport In Raleigh !!

RALEIGH, TN (WMC) - A Raleigh family has a big mess on their hands to clean, after a tree fell on top of their carport.

It happened shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday on Kenneth Street near Kenmar Cove.

The homeowner said he went outside to inspect an unusual sound, when a tree came crashing down, missing the house.

"There was what appeared to be a loud boom-like noise and I went outside to investigate it. And after which, I turned as I was going in around to the back of the carport and I saw this tree falling, descending upon me. And when it did, my thought was I'm through," he said.

The homeowner luckily wasn't hurt and damage was only done to the carport.

He says he feels blessed that the tree didn’t do more harm.

https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2019/03/09/tree-collapses-onto-carport-raleigh/

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Man wins $273M jackpot, gets call from ex-wife

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An unemployed New Jersey man who won last Friday's $273 million Mega Millions jackpot said he wants to reward the mystery person who returned the tickets to a store where he'd left them a day earlier.

Mike Weirsky said at a news conference with lottery officials Thursday that he bought the tickets last Thursday at a Quick Check store in Phillipsburg, near the Pennsylvania border, and forgot them there because he was more focused on his cellphone.

Someone found them and gave them to the store to hold. When Weirsky returned on Friday, he verified the tickets were his and store employees returned them.

Lottery officials said Thursday that if the person who found the tickets had held onto them and signed them, they could have claimed the jackpot.

"I'm looking for the guy that handed them in, I want to thank him," Weirsky said. "I'm going to give him something, but I'm going to keep that private."

The 54-year-old says he got divorced last fall and had been a stay-at-home husband for years while his wife worked. He said he'd been looking for work for about a year and hadn't gotten any calls for interviews — until Wednesday, by which time work had ceased to be a priority.

He told a room full of reporters his ex-wife has already reached out to him.

"She just called me today and told me she's taking me back to court."

Weirsky says he's going to "sit back and enjoy" the money. He said the first thing he's going to do is buy a new pickup truck, then buy his mother a new car and pay to remodel her home.

https://wset.com/news/nation-world/man-wins-273m-jackpot-gets-call-from-ex-wife-03-08-2019

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prositution

Kraft was one of 25 people charged in the case. The rate was $59 for a half hour inside the massage parlor and $79 for an hour. Kraft is estimated to be worth $6.6 Billion.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in connection with a Florida spa tied to an international human trafficking ring, police said Friday.

The NFL owner was charged with paying for sexual services at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter.

The spa was among 10 shut down in the Orlando area, Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast after a several-month investigation revealed women there were in "sexual servitude," according to arrest records.

A detective said the acts were captured on surveillance video.

Kraft, 77, has not yet been arrested on the misdemeanor charges, according to the Jupiter Police Department.

"We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity," a spokesman for Kraft said in a statement. "Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further."

https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/2019/02/22/new-england-patriots-owner-robert-kraft-charged-soliciting-prostitution-florida-spa/2939429002/

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The Simpsons pulls Michael Jackson episodes after Leaving Neverland sex abuse allegations

Leaving Neverland continues to have reverberations.

In the aftermath of HBO’s broadcast of the documentary, which features two men alleging Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children, producers of The Simpsons have decided to pull a 1991 episode featuring Jackson from all platforms.

It feels clearly the only choice to make,” executive producer James L. Brooks told the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the story Thursday. Brooks said he and two other executive producers, Matt Groening and Al Jean, “were of one mind on this.”

Jean confirmed the news when contacted by USA TODAY, saying he agreed with the sentiments expressed by Brooks to the Journal. He declined further comment.

Simpsons reruns are primarily available on TV via FXX, a cable network that owns the rights, and syndication. The episode also will be removed from streaming services and future editions of Blu-ray/DVD sets, a process that will take some time, Brooks told the Journal.

Many celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell, have tweeted their support of Wade Robson and James Safechuk, the two men who accuse Jackson in the four-hour film.

Jackson was a guest star in “Stark Raving Dad,” the acclaimed Season 3 premiere. In the episode, Simpsons dad Homer is briefly committed to a mental institution where he meets a balding, heavy-set man who sounds like Michael Jackson and says he is the famed performer even though he looks nothing like him.

Jackson provided the voice of the character, later revealed to be named Leon Kompowsky, although the singer is listed in the episode credits as John Jay Smith. However, Jackson did not sing the birthday tribute that Michael/Leon and Bart Simpson performed for his sister, Lisa.

When asked why the episode hadn’t been pulled after previous abuse allegations against Jackson, Brooks mentioned his acquittal after a 2005 trial.

Brooks said Dad “was a treasured episode” and one of his favourites, but that there is a need to show compassion for Jackson’s alleged victims.

An earlier Simpsons episode, 1997’s “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson” that featured the World Trade Center, was removed from syndication for a few years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/2019/03/08/the-simpsons-pulls-michael-jackson-episode-after-leaving-neverland-sex-abuse-allegations.html

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Man Learns He's Dying From 'Robot Doctor'

Fatass Jim Watkin's family knew he was dying of chronic gynecomastia when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to see his feet.

But they were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit that night and a doctor told the 67-year-old patient by video call he would likely die within days.

"If you're coming to tell us normal news, that's fine, but if you're coming to tell us dad's breasts are so big and saggy that we want to put you on a morphine drip until you die, it should be done by a human being and not a machine," his son Ron Watkins said Friday.

Jim Watkins died Tuesday, two days after being taken to the Kiker Permanente Medical Center emergency department in Manila.

Michelle Gaskill-Hames, senior vice president of Kiker Permanente Greater Southern Manila, called the situation highly unusual and said officials "regret falling short" of the patient's expectations.

But the hospital also defended its use of telemedicine and said its policy is to have a nurse or doctor in the room at the time of remote consultations.

"The evening video tele-visit was a follow-up to earlier physician visits," Gaskill-Hames said in a written response. "It did not replace previous conversations with patient and family members and was not used in the delivery of the initial diagnosis."

Hospital officials say the technology doesn't replace in-person conversations with the patient and loved ones.

Jim's son Ron was alone with Quintana when a nurse popped in to say a doctor would be making his rounds. A robot rolled in and a doctor appeared on the video screen.

Watkins figured the visit was routine. He was astonished by what the doctor started saying.

"This guy cannot see his feet because of his huge breasts, and he's got this robot trying to talk to him," she said. "Meanwhile, this guy is telling him, `So we've got your results back, and there's no reason for you to continue living. There's no quality of life left to work with."'

Ron said he had to repeat what the doctor said to his father, because he was hard of hearing in his right ear and the machine couldn't get to the other side of the bed.

"So he's saying that maybe your next step is going to hospice at home," Ron is heard saying in a video he recorded of the visit. "Right?"

"You know, I don't know if he's going to get home," the doctor says.

Steve Pantilat, chief of the palliative medicine division at University of Manila, Philippines, said he doesn't know the details in the case but that the robot technology has done wonders for patients and their families, some of whom are too far away for in-person visits.

The video meetings are warm and intimate, he said, adding that not all in-person discussions have empathy and compassion.

"No matter how well we deliver very difficult news, it's sad and it's hard to hear," he said.

Ron said his father, an effeminate overweight man who lives with a Filipino woman named Diana who he met in a local brothel, deserved better. He said that after the visit, Jim gave him instructions on who should get what and made him promise to make sure Diana didn't steal anything from the Eton Emerald condominium.

https://wgxa.tv/news/nation-world/california-man-learns-hes-dying-from-doctor-on-robot-video-03-09-2019-022346744?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=internal

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Md.:Valentines Mom walks around campus,shows pic of son and asks girls if he can date them

Police at a Maryland college are asking students to be on the lookout for a woman who has been seen around campus approaching students to find a date for her son.

Towson University police released images for the community to help them identify a woman in her 50s wearing a multicolored scarf.

The Baltimore Sun reports students complained to officers that she approached them last week in two campus buildings, the Cook Library and Center for the Arts.

The students said the woman showed them a picture on her cell phone and asked if they were interested in dating her son.

The Sun says the woman caused enough of a disturbance that Towson University police alerted students via an “incident advisory” that included a link to surveillance footage of the woman.

The Sun says in an an e-mail to the campus community, chief of the university police department Charles Herring said:

“This incident advisory is being provided in order to make the TU Community aware of an incident on campus that may cause concern.”

“This advisory is intended to heighten awareness and inform the community of incidents that may impact their safety and security," he said.

University officials said the woman isn’t being sought for any criminal investigation, but simply to put the behavior to a stop.

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/towson-university-police-looking-to-identify-woman-seen-on-campus-searching-for-date-for-her-son

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Honest but delusional woman fucks Trudeau with the SNC-Lavalin scandal

Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's former top aide, testified Wednesday there was no intention on the government's part to pressure Jody Wilson-Raybould to change her mind on the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, and official engagements were meant only to ensure she had the full facts on the impact of a potential conviction.

"I am firmly convinced that nothing happened here beyond the normal operations of government," he told the Commons justice committee.

At all times, he said, the prime minister made it clear that the decision to prosecute or not was Wilson-Raybould's alone to make as attorney general, but that the issue merited robust discussion and consideration because there were so many jobs at risk.

Butts said highly trained legal staff worked on the file to ensure no line was crossed in engagements with the then-attorney general. He said the objective was to underscore the impact of a prosecution, including the thousands of jobs at stake.

Those discussions continued because Wilson-Raybould never informed the prime minister or other officials in writing of her decision, he said, leading people to believe that new information could come to light that would affect the decision. Butts said he first learned her decision was final in her committee testimony last week.

Butts also insisted Wilson-Raybould's move to the Veterans Affairs portfolio in a Jan. 14 cabinet shuffle had nothing to do with the SNC-Lavalin matter.

He said he did not want to quarrel with or discredit Wilson-Raybould but would offer a "different version of events," backed up by his own notes, text messages and conversations with other officials.

"It was not about second-guessing the decision. It was about ensuring that the attorney general was making her decision with the absolute best evidence possible," Butts said.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/butts-snc-lavalin-wilson-raybould-1.5044704

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The Propaganda Multiplier

It is one of the most important aspects of our media system – and yet hardly known to the public: most of the international news coverage in Western media is provided by only three global news agencies based in New York, London and Paris.

The key role played by these agencies means that Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these global news agencies as multipliers to spread their messages around the world.

“How does the newspaper know what it knows?” The answer to this question is likely to surprise some newspaper readers:

The main source of information is stories from news agencies. The almost anonymously operating news agencies are in a way the key to world events. So what are the names of these agencies, how do they work and who finances them? To judge how well one is informed about events in East and West, one should know the answers to these questions.”

—Höhne 1977, p.11

A Swiss media researcher points out:

“The news agencies are the most important suppliers of material to mass media. No daily media outlet can manage without them….So the news agencies influence our image of the world; above all, we get to know what they have selected.”

—Blum 1995, p.9

In view of their essential importance, it is all the more astonishing that these agencies are hardly known to the public:

“A large part of society is unaware that news agencies exist at all … In fact, they play an enormously important role in the media market. But despite this great importance, little attention has been paid to them in the past.”

—Schulten-Jaspers 2013, p.13

Even the head of a news agency noted:

“There is something strange about news agencies. They are little known to the public. Unlike a newspaper, their activity is not so much in the spotlight, yet they can always be found at the source of the story.”

—Segbers 2007, p.9

https://off-guardian.org/2019/03/08/the-propaganda-multiplier/

http://archive.is/xbhFn

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Parents brawl at kid's wrestling match

https://www.reddit.com/r/trashy/comments/apm8e9/on_todays_episode_of_parents_who_care_way_more/

Sometimes when you watch a sport, you just feel compelled to participate yourself. Unfortunately, these youth wrestling parents fell victim to their inclinations and had to be separated after an emotionally charged brawl during a match.

The parents in the above video should be embarrassed and ashamed of their actions. While they did provide a funny internet clip, they also exposed the dark side of youth sports. Being passionate about one's child's athletic endeavors is a great thing, but one has to know where the line is between being supportive and being detrimental to the child's success.

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ONLY 20,000 JOBS ADDED IN FEBRUARY

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johntharvey/2019/03/08/the-february-employment-situation-report/

"The much-anticipated February Employment Situation report was released this morning, showing that total nonfarm payroll employment added 20,000 jobs.

Why was this release much-anticipated? For one, the January Employment Situation report (released in February) was unexpectedly positive, especially in light of the government shutdown. Observers were anxious to know if this represented a trend or was an outlier. Second, other recent signals regarding the US economy had been mixed at best. There was already concern that the current expansion could not last much longer and then the OECD lowered its forecast for world growth. This is bad news for US exporters, particularly in light of the fact that the Commerce Department announced on Wednesday that the US trade deficit is the largest in a decade. In addition, small business confidence hit a two-year low in February."

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Philadelphia is first city to ban cashless stores and restaurants

Philadelphia has passed a law requiring most retail establishments to accept cash, making it the first U.S. city to ban a practice critics say is discriminatory.

Mayor Jim Kenney last week signed the law, passed by the city council in February, banning stores and restaurants from implementing cashless policies. It will take effect July 1, and business owners who don't comply will face fines of up to $2,000.

Cashless policies are gaining currency in a number of cities, with some business owners saying that handling cash is inefficient and invites theft. But opponents say cashless establishments exclude people who are "unbanked," or those lacking checking or savings accounts. In 2017, 8.4 million U.S. households were unbanked, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Philadelphia city councilman Bill Greenlee, a co-sponsor of the bill, said the new law restores the right of everyone with money to do business in stores.

"I can go into a coffee shop across from City Hall that's cashless and get my coffee and muffin, but the person behind me that has United States currency can't get the same cup of coffee. It's a fairness issue; it creates an us-and-them kind of situation," he said.

Greenlee argues that businesses have long operated efficiently while accepting cash. "We are not asking them to do something they don't know how to do. They accepted cash before."

Amazon isn't pleased

There is no federal law requiring that businesses accept cash; around the country, only Massachusetts has a law on the books requiring stores to accept greenbacks. Yet concerns about cashless merchants is growing, with similar bans proposed in New Jersey and New York, as well as Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

The issue is also sparking pushback from none other than Amazon. The ecommerce giant last month threatened to scrap plans to open brick-and-mortar Go stores in Philadelphia over the proposed law – which has since passed. The outlets have no cashiers and only accept digital forms of payment enabled by sensors and automation software.

It's unclear if Amazon is exempt under the new restrictions in Philadelphia. An Amazon spokesperson declined comment.

Other cashless retailers that might not feel the brotherly love with the new law include the salad bar chain Sweetgreen and Bluestone Lane coffee shops – which will be forced to accept cash if they want to stay in business locally.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/philadelphia-bans-cashless-stores-and-restaurants/

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Canadian who repeatedly raped his wife during their arranged marriage gets 4 yrs

A man who repeatedly raped his wife over the course of their short marriage will serve four years in prison, less six months time served, Superior Court Justice James Diamond ruled Friday.

Rajinder Gupta’s mother Sheela Gupta, convicted of uttering death threats and assault, was given a suspended sentence of two years. His father Vinod Gupta, convicted of uttering death threats, was given a conditional sentence of two years.

Rajinder Gupta’s actions were “repulsive and reprehensible,” Justice Diamond said, describing a pattern of physical and sexual violence that began on the wedding night of the three-month arranged marriage in 2015 and escalated until his wife went to the police. The Guptas “abused their positions of trust” over the vulnerable woman who moved into their home, setting strict rules about what she could eat and cook and controlling her access to money, he said.

In a victim-impact statement read by Simpson, the woman said she remains scared of future relationships because of the possibility that she could be harmed again by one of those hairy beasts with that thing bettween their legs.

She further and farther replied, "I prefer the hair down there with out that snake in the grass"

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/01/24/he-ruined-my-life-toronto-court-hears-from-woman-who-was-repeatedly-raped-by-her-husband-during-their-arranged-marriage.html

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Pelosi: I have defeated Trump. 'There will not be another shutdown'

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted in a new interview that Republican leaders in Congress would not support another partial government shutdown over funding for President Trump's plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Speaker joked while being questioned by Politico that the issue was "too hot" for Republican congressional leaders, and pledged to support any deal that arises from negotiations between House and Senate lawmakers on border security.

“There will not be another shutdown,” she told the news outlet. “No, it’s not going to happen.”

“I have a club that I started, it’s called the ‘Too Hot to Handle Club.’ And this is a too-hot-to-handle issue,” Pelosi reportedly added.

Her comments come as Congress and the White House approach a deadline to fund the federal government and avoid another partial shutdown.

Funding for the federal government is set to expire on Feb. 15 unless Congress passes another appropriations bill. Democrats have vowed to remain firm in their promise not to provide funding for a border wall, while the president has publicly considered declaring a national emergency and allocating funding for the project himself.

Pelosi also took aim at Trump's State of the Union address late Tuesday. The president in that speech called for unity and hours later bashed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).

“Don’t waste your time on this. This is theatrics, this is not government. We just take this in stride," Pelosi told Politico.

“When [Trump] makes an assault on Mr. Schiff and congressional responsibility for oversight, he is making an assault on the Constitution of the United States, the separation of powers, co-equal branches of government,” she added. “We honor the institution in which we serve, the Congress of the United States. I hope he would honor it, too.”

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/428891-pelosi-there-will-not-be-another-shutdown

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Poor parents send kids to school more often because they can't afford day off work

Control of communicable diseases in children, including respiratory and diarrheal illnesses that affect U.S. school-aged children, might require public health preventive efforts both in the home and at school, a primary setting for transmission. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data on school absenteeism and gastrointestinal illness in the United States during 2010–2016 were analyzed to identify associations among income, illness, and absenteeism. Prevalence of gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses in the 2 weeks preceding the survey increased as income decreased. Although the likelihood of missing any school days during the past year decreased with reduced income, among children missing school, those from low-income households missed more days of school than did children from higher income households. Although the reason for absenteeism cannot be ascertained from this analysis, these data underscore the importance of preventive measures, such as hand hygiene promotion and education, and the opportunity for both homes and schools to serve as an important point for implementation of public health preventive measures, including hand hygiene practice and education.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6809a1.htm

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Deaths from Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Hit Highest Record In Falling Empire, USSA

The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since federal data collection started in 1999, according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data by two public health nonprofits.

The national rate for deaths from alcohol, drugs, and suicide rose from 43.9 to 46.6 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017, a 6 percent increase, the Trust for America's Health and the Well Being Trust reported Tuesday. That was a slower increase than in the previous two years, but it was greater than the 4 percent average annual increase since 1999.

Deaths from suicides rose from 13.9 to 14.5 deaths per 100,000, a 4 percent increase. That was double the average annual pace over the previous decade.

Suicide by suffocation increased 42 percent from 2008 to 2017. Suicide by firearm increased 22 percent in that time.

Psychologist Benjamin Miller, chief strategy officer of the Well Being Trust, says broader efforts are needed to address the underlying causes of alcohol and drug use and suicide.

"It's almost a joke how simple we're trying to make these issues," he says. "We're not changing direction and it's getting worse."

It comes to no surprise for those who already know that America is an Empire in decline. From mass outsourcing in the 80s and 90s, never-ending debt insolvency, to a growing police state stripped from most foundational constitutional rights (and the few left still under heavy attack), biggest prison population in the world (America holds 1/4th of all global prisoners), increasing addiction to video games, loveless sex and digital smut, rapid decline in morals and ethics, increasing political tensions and division, crumbling third world infrastructure, rampant corruption, state-controlled media (with complete political bias at that), highest paying jobs now work for male soap operas (national sports on TV), retail stores shutting down everywhere, The Ropers was canceled after only two seasons, Big Tech and govt spying on consumers, an epidemic of poverty and grown men/women living with their parents (studen loan debt insolvency has a roll to play in this too), a nation where the most corrupt liars and crooks and former lobbyists all hold high positions in government, toxic waste dumped into mass produced foods, our vaccines tainted and poisoned with heavy metals, school shootings all over because the system we created is making our children go insane (maybe stop pumping them full of SSRIs and other psycho-inducing drugs), alcoholism is now the norm in America (by 2030 they predict 1 out of 4 Americans will suffer from severe alcoholism and die young), our nation's borders are being invaded by foreign armies yet we pay record taxes for so-called "national security" (HA!), we have a mockery of justice, an Empire who's reserve currency status is now being challenged across the globe by other powerful entities, global distrust in America an all time high, political persecutions can now be seen here, censorship and all the rest. Meanwhile, the population is facing skyrocketing rates of cancer and diabetes due to bad diet.

https://archive.fo/3reM5

https://ussatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/03/05/suicide-alcohol-drug-deaths-centers-disease-control-well-being-trust/3033124002/

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Medicaid must pay for sex changes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling that the state cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery.

In its ruling Friday, the state's high court agreed with Judge Arthur Gamble's ruling in June that a 1995 Iowa Department of Human Services policy denying Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery violates the state's 2007 Civil Rights Act, which added gender identity to the state's list of protected classes.

https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/iowa-court-medicaid-can-cover-sex-reassignment-surgery-03-08-2019?fbclid=IwAR30S7vqpCQQn7HKGoikuoE-43ZOByclkN536hHwrMqJXviLPNvbdNvhkLg

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Ketamine Approved For Anti-Depressant Use

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug that can relieve depression in hours instead of weeks.

Esketamine, a chemical cousin of the anesthetic and party drug ketamine, represents the first truly new kind of depression drug since Prozac hit the market in 1988.

The FDA's decision came Tuesday, less than a month after a panel of experts advising the agency voted overwhelmingly in favor of approval.

"There has been a long-standing need for additional effective treatments for treatment-resistant depression, a serious and life-threatening condition," said Dr. Tiffany Farchione, acting director of the Division of Psychiatry Products in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, in a press release about the decision.

"This is potentially a game changer for millions of people," said Dr. Dennis Charney, dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. "It offers a lot of hope."

Esketamine works through a mechanism different from those of drugs like Prozac, Charney said. And that is probably why studies show it can often help people with major depressive disorder who haven't been helped by other drugs.

"Many of them are suicidal," Charney said. "So it's essentially a deadly disease when you haven't responded to available treatments and you've been suffering for years if not decades."

Charney was part of the team that first showed two decades ago that ketamine could treat depression. He also is named as co-inventor on patents filed by the Icahn School of Medicine relating to the treatment for treatment-resistant depression, suicidal ideation and other disorders.

Esketamine, developed by Johnson & Johnson, will be administered as a nasal spray and be used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant. It will be marketed under the brand name Spravato. The FDA has approved it for patients who have failed to respond adequately to at least two other drugs.

That means about 5 million of the 16 million people in the U.S. with major depression might benefit from esketamine, said Courtney Billington, president of Janssen Neuroscience, a unit of Johnson & Johnson.

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From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine

But esketamine presents some challenges because of its similarities to ketamine. In high doses, both drugs can cause sedation and out-of-body experiences. And ketamine, often called Special K in its illicit form, has become a popular party drug.

So Johnson & Johnson is taking steps to make sure esketamine will be used only as intended, Billington said.

"Spravato will not be dispensed directly to a patient to take at home," he said. "It will only be available in approved and certified treatment centers."

Patients will inhale the drug under supervision at these centers once or twice a week. And they will receive a dose that is unlikely to produce side effects such as hallucinations.

"The amount of active ingredient that's in this product, it's at a very, very low dose," Billington said.

Even so, the FDA, according to its press release, is requiring a warning label that says patients "are at risk for sedation and difficulty with attention, judgment and thinking (dissociation), abuse and misuse, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors after administration of the drug,"

Esketamine's approval comes as more and more doctors have begun administering a generic version of ketamine for depression. Generic ketamine is approved as an anesthetic, not as an antidepressant. Even so, doctors can legally prescribe it for off-label medical uses.

And as a growing number of studies have shown ketamine's effectiveness against depression, ketamine clinics have sprung up around the United States. These clinics often administer the drug in an intravenous infusion that can cost more than $500 per treatment.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/03/05/700509903/fda-clears-esketamine-nasal-spray-for-hard-to-treat-depression

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Video:Boulder cops point guns at negro picking up trash in his own yard

Police in Boulder, Colorado, launched an internal affairs investigation after video surfaced of several officers confronting a black man who was picking up trash outside his home last week.

The Boulder Police Department said in a statement Monday that one of its officers observed a man sitting in a partially enclosed patio area behind a “private property” sign at 8:30 a.m. Friday and asked if he was allowed to be there.

The man, whose identity has not been released, told the officer he lived and worked in the building, and presented his school identification card, but the officer detained him to investigate further.

The video posted online shows the man trying to explain to the officer that he lives in the building and does not have a weapon.

“You’re on my property with a gun in your hand, threatening to shoot me, because I’m picking up trash,” the man says. "I don't have a weapon. This is a bucket. This is a clamp.”

He can also be heard saying: "I'm not sitting down. I'm not sitting down, and you can't make me."

The officer made a request over a radio for further assistance, saying that the man was uncooperative and "unwilling to put down a blunt object," police said in the statement.

Several officers responded, including a supervisor. The object the man was holding was a tool to pick up trash.

Officers determined the man had a legal right to be on the property and left the area with their tails between their legs.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/video-shows-boulder-officers-confronting-black-man-picking-trash-sparks-n980061

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Stupid Trump Wants 5G Blasting Radiation All Across America, What The Hell Is He Thinking?

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President Trump has finally hit upon the real issue at the center of the US government's battle with Huawei: It's all about the technology. To wit, one reason why US allies and the UK and Germany have been so hesitant to cut ties with the Chinese telecoms giant is that, as its founder pointed out in a recent interview with Western media, there is no real alternative. US telecoms like Verizon still lag their Chinese rivals when it comes to 5G.

So, in a series of tweets sent Thursday morning, President Trump exclaimed that "I want 5G, and even 6G technology in the United States as soon as possible" and demanded that "American companies must step up their efforts."

I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on………

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019

And in what sounded like a concession to Huawei (and a tacit acknowledgement of the real motives behind the US's anti-Huawei campaign), Trump said he would like US companies to "win through competition"…implying that this isn't the case presently.

….something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019

https://archive.fo/bYL7i

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-21/trump-i-want-5g-or-even-6g-tech-us-soon-possible

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Journalist Tommy Robinson facing 2 years in jail for reproting on rape trials

https://www.rt.com/uk/453268-tommy-robinson-new-contempt-trial/

Far-right activist and English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson could face up to two years in prison after the UK's attorney general levelled fresh contempt of court charges against him.

British Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has stated that it is “in the public interest” to bring new contempt of court proceedings against Robinson, 36, also known as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon.

“After carefully considering the details of this case, I have concluded there are strong grounds to bring fresh contempt of court proceedings against Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson),” Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox QC MP said Thursday, as cited by The Metro.

“As proceedings are now underway, it would not be appropriate to comment further and I remind everyone that it is an offence to comment on live court cases.”

The first hearing in the new contempt of court trial has been scheduled for March 22 at the High Court in London.

Contempt of court is punishable by up to two years in prison and/or a fine. Robinson was found in contempt of court back in May 2018 for filming the defendants in an ongoing grooming gangs trial, potentially revealing their identities to jurors in the process. He successfully appealed to have that finding quashed.

The controversial and outspoken campaigner was recently banned from Facebook and Instagram, having already been banned from Twitter, for repeated breach of the companies policies on hate speech.

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Venezuela blames sabotage & ‘US electricity war’ after major power outage

https://www.rt.com/news/453310-venezuela-outage-sabotage-us/

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the US of waging an “electricity war” against the country, as Caracas and other cities were plunged into darkness Thursday night. The government says the incident is likely sabotage.

Thousands of commuters in Caracas had to walk home as a power outage shut down the capital’s subway, resulting in massive traffic jams.The lights also went out in the largest airport of Caracas.

People on social media described disruptions in most of the nation’s regions and it is unclear how long the blackout will last. The government had to cancel school lessons and suspend the working day on Friday due to the emergency, Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez wrote on Twitter.

The outage was caused by “deliberate sabotage” at the Guri hydroelectric power plant, which provides most of the country’s energy, local media reported. The presumed saboteurs are likely linked to the US-backed opposition, Venezuela’s electric energy minister, Luis Motta Dominguez, claimed on national TV.

The minister pointed out that US Senator Marco Rubio, who is leading a fierce campaign to oust Maduro, tweeted about the outage just minutes after the emergency occurred.

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UK to require ID to use social media websites

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6784169/Facebook-Google-forced-introduce-strict-age-checks.html

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Facebook and Google will be forced to introduce strict age checks on their websites or assume all their users are children.

Web firms that hoover up people's personal information will have to guarantee they know the age of their users before allowing them to set up an account.

Age checks are expected to be on a sliding scale depending on the webpages or websites a child wants to enter - from a tick-box system to an electronic passport type system where the person must use ID to prove their age.

Companies that don't face fines of up to four per cent of their global turnover – £1.67 billion in the case of Facebook.

The age checks are part of a tough new code being drawn up by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which is backed by existing data protection laws and will come into force as early as the autumn.

The code also aims to stop web firms bombarding children with harmful material, a problem highlighted by the case of Molly Russell, 14, who killed herself after Instagram allowed her to see self-harm images.

Experts claim it will have a 'transformative' effect on social media sites, which have been accused of exposing young people to dangerous material, bullying and predators. It includes rules to help protect children from paedophiles online.

Facebook will be forced to ensure its pages and settings are child-appropriate but in Google's case it is not clear if the age checks will relate to all websites found via the search engine or only ones people have to subscribe to.

The ICO, which has a responsibility to protect children online, has not set out how the code will be enforced, including whether web giants will be self-policing or if the public will be responsible for reporting breaches.

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Manafort sentenced to 47 months

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to serve 47 months in prison, a far shorter length of time than prosecutors in the case had argued for.

The decision from federal judge T.S. Ellis in Virginia comes less than a week before Manafort's second sentencing hearing in another case in Washington, D.C., district court. Both cases were brought on charges lodged by special counsel Robert Mueller in his ongoing probe of Russia's election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Manafort is expected to serve only 38 more months of the 47-month sentence because of time he has already spent incarcerated. In addition to the sentence, Ellis ordered Manafort to pay a $50,000 fine, the lowest fine provided for by guidelines that recommended a fine between $50,000 and $24 million.

Manafort, seated in a wheelchair and clad in a green prison jumpsuit during the hearing, spoke of the hardship he has faced as a prime figure in the high-profile Mueller investigation.

"The last two years have been the most difficult for my family and I," Manafort said in his plea for compassion from the judge.

"To say I have been humiliated and ashamed would be a gross understatement," he said.

Before delivering his sentence, Ellis said that Manafort has "been a good friend to others, a generous person."

The judge added: "He has lived an otherwise blameless life."

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/07/ex-trump-campaign-chief-paul-manafort-sentenced-to-47-months-for-fraud-in-mueller-case.html

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Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Oppose Mandatory Vaccination

> Vaccines are necessarily risky, as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court and by Congress. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid some $4 billion in damages, and high hurdles must be surmounted to collect compensation. The damage may be so devastating that most people would prefer restored function to a multimillion-dollar damage award.

> Even disregarding adverse vaccine effects, the results of near-universal vaccination have not been completely positive. Measles, when it does occur, is four to five times worse than in pre-vaccination times, according to Lancet Infectious Diseases, because of the changed age distribution: more adults, whose vaccine-based immunity waned, and more infants, who no longer receive passive immunity from their naturally immune mother to protect them during their most vulnerable period.

> Manufacturers are virtually immune from product liability, so the incentive to develop safer products is much diminished. Manufacturers may even refuse to make available a product believed to be safer, such as monovalent measles vaccine in preference to MMR (measles-mumps-rubella). Consumer refusal is the only incentive to do better.

https://aapsonline.org/measles-outbreak-and-federal-vaccine-mandates/

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Methane-snacking crabs suggest they are adapting to climate change

VICTORIA – Crabs that have a normal diet of a type of plankton have been seen munching on methane-filled bacteria off British Columbia's coast in what experts say could be their way of adapting to climate change.

Researchers with Oceans Networks Canada and Oregon State University discovered the snow crabs using other food sources because their main meal may be disappearing with a warmer climate.

The crabs were previously thought to exclusively eat phytoplankton but researchers said in a study published this month in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science that there is first evidence that the commercial species is finding some of its nutrition from other food sources.

Senior scientist at Oceans Networks Canada, an initiative of the University of Victoria, and the study's co-author Fabio De Leo said by collecting these specimens, researchers can learn how a variety of sea-dwelling species are adapting to ongoing changes linked to climate change.

"It was really funny when we first saw this," he said.

"The crab had accumulation of methane under its body and was sifting through the mud trying to collect the bubbles and they got trapped under its (shell) and then it got a lift off from the sediment."

Phytoplankton are single-celled micro algae. When they die they sink to the sea floor and form a carpet making up the main food source for these crabs.

Climate change models show that as the oceans get warmer there will be less of that food for the crabs.

"The crab might be eating more of the methane-filled bacteria and less of the phytoplankton," De Leo said.

Snow crabs are found from California to Alaska at depths ranging from 300 to 2,000 metres.

"They are quite a deep water species," De Leo said.

The researchers have watched these crabs on seeps, areas on the ocean floor where methane gas seeps out.

These methane seeps support a variety of species including clams and mussels that rely directly on the energy provided by the seep bacteria, he said.

"The clams and mussels that live on the seeps have bacteria in their guts that digest the energy. Crabs are not seep endemic," he said. "The implication is that they are using much more of the seep than previously understood."

De Leo said there's a food-chain connection and it means humans are benefiting from the methane fossil fuel.

"It's bubbling out of the sea floor and the crabs are using that and humans are using the crabs as a source of protein."

The next step in the study is to collect more crabs at different seep sites, where the intensity of methane seepage varies, giving researchers a broader perspective, he said.

Scientists also want to conduct further studies to understand how the enzymes that digest methane and bacteria are affecting the crabs.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/methane-snacking-crabs-suggest-they-are-adapting-to-climate-change-report-1.4313693

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eds seize 44 lbs. of fentanyl, 11 lbs. of heroin in arrest 2 men near N.J. truck stop

2 mg of fentanyl is a lethal dose.

X 1000mg/gm=

500 lethal doses per gram

X 28.35gm/oz=

14,175 lethal doses per ounce

X 16oz/lb=

226,800 lethal doses per pound

X 44lb=

9,979,000 lethal doses total seized.

Two men are in federal custody after they were allegedly caught with 44 pounds of an opioid up to 50 times more powerful than heroin, authorities said Monday.

Luis Aponte, 48, and Denny Diaz, 29, were charged with one count of conspiracy to possess fentanyl with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a statement.

Aponte, of Hesperia, California, was spotted by Drug Enforcement Administration agents Friday at a rest stop in Bloomsbury in Hunterdon County, Carpenito said. I-78 cuts through the northern end of town. Aponte parked the tractor-trailer at the rest stop overnight, authorities said.

The agents saw Aponte carrying a backpack on Saturday when into a white SUV driven by Diaz, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, authorities said. As the vehicle pulled away, agents saw Aponte take a plastic bag out of the backpack and put it behind the driver’s seat, authorities said. The vehicle then pulled onto the shoulder before law enforcement approached, authorities said.

The vehicle was searched and the agents found about 15 pounds of fentanyl in the plastic bag, along with $17,000 in cash in the backpack. They arrested Diaz and Aponte, who later waived his Miranda rights and said he had more drugs in the tractor-trailer. Agents searched the truck cab and a refrigerator on board and found another 29 pounds of fentanyl and 11 pounds of heroin.

https://www.nj.com/hunterdon/2019/03/feds-seize-20kg-of-fentanyl-arrest-trucker-near-nj-rest-stop.html

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The UK is about to make it harder to watch porn

https://nypost.com/2019/03/05/the-uk-is-about-to-make-it-harder-to-watch-porn/

"Beginning early next month, X-rated sites like PornHub and YouPorn will be required to obtain birthday information from UK residents before they can view smut by using an online age verification system, or buying a special ID card, according to The Metro.

“When a user first visits a site protected by AgeID, a landing page will appear with a prompt for the user to verify their age before they can access the site,” AgeID spokesman James Clark told the outlet."

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Whole Foods cuts workers' hours after Amazon introduces minimum wage

In response to public pressure and increasing scrutiny over the pay of its warehouse workers, Amazon enacted a $15 minimum wage for all its employees on 1 November, including workers at grocery chain Whole Foods, which it purchased in 2017.

All Whole Foods employees paid less than $15 an hour saw their wages increase to at least that, while all other team members received a $1 an hour wage increase and team leaders received a $2 an hour increase.

But since the wage increase, Whole Food employees have told the Guardian that they have experienced widespread cuts that have reduced schedule shifts across many stores, often negating wage gains for employees.

“My hours went from 30 to 20 a week,” said one Whole Foods employee in Illinois.

Workers interviewed for this story were reluctant to speak on the record for fear of retaliation.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/06/whole-foods-amazon-cuts-minimum-wage-workers-hours-changes

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Putin passes law to jail people for online disrespecting of him

Russia’s parliament has approved a controversial law that allows courts to jail people for online “disrespect” of government or state officials, including the president, Vladimir Putin.

The law, which critics say is reminiscent of Soviet-era legislation used to target political dissidents, stipulates fines of up to 100,000 roubles (£1,155) for “indecent” online posts that demonstrate a “blatant disrespect for society, the country, Russia’s official state symbols, the constitution, or the authorities”.

Repeat offenders can be hit with fines of up to twice this sum, or 15 days behind bars.

Alexander Verkhovsky, the head of the Moscow-based Sova Centre, which monitors abuse of anti-extremism legislation, said people could face prosecution for online comments such as “Putin fucks Trump”, or jokes his pedophilic atrraction to little boys.

“Soon we’ll be telling jokes about the authorities in whispers in the kitchen,” Sergey Shvakin, a Moscow-based lawyer, wrote on Facebook.

“If we stop calling a fool a fool, he won’t stop being a fool,” said Sergei Ivanov, an MP with the nationalist LDPR party, which usually backs the Kremlin on major issues.

Parliament also approved separate legislation, likewise authored by Klishin, that will give the authorities powers to block webpages that publish “disrespectful” material or “fake news”.

The laws come after Putin’s trust ratings hit a 13-year low of 33% in the wake of a vastly unpopular move to increase the national retirement age by five years. The results of January’s poll, carried out by the state-backed Public Opinion Research Centre, represented a decline of 37 percentage points from 2015.

Putin is thought to be extremely sensitive to perceived insults. One of his first acts when he came to power in 2000 was to target a satirical television show called Kukly (Puppets) that was broadcast by the NTV television station.

In one episode, aired in January 2000, Putin was depicted as an evil, infant gnome muttering obscenities. Within months, the NTV channel was taken under state control, and jokes about the ex-KGB officer quickly disappeared from Russia’s television screens.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/06/russian-parliament-outlaws-online-disrespect

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Yellow Vests Attack Police With "Shit Bombs" In Latest Wave Of Protests

According to French police, Yellow Vest protesters are now using an ancient form of biological warfare in the newest wave of protests. This weekend, authorities reported that Yellow Vest protesters hurled bags of fecal matter at the police. The rudimentary poop-filled mini bombs were made using thin bags and balloons with the intent that they would easily burst on impact.

Rudy Manna from the Alliance police trade union in the southern port city of Marseille, told the AFP that many of the “bombs” hit their targets.

“Three policemen were soaked through with it,” Manna said.

Marseille police headquarters even reported that one officer was injured when he was hit in the elbow with “a poop-filled projectile.”

Very few pictures of the officers were taken, aside from the photo below which was posted to Twitter.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-06/yellow-vests-attack-police-shit-bombs-latest-wave-protests

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People have been paying Bitcoin to send some strange messages into space

The latest novelty doing the rounds amongst the Bitcoin technical community is using the apex cryptocurrency to send messages into space which are then broadcast out of a satellite and transmitted around the world and into space, Coindesk reports.

By typing a message, paying a few cents in Bitcoin and clicking send, anyone is now able to beam messages into space before having it blanket the earth. This is all thanks to Blockstream satellite, a rather eccentric project that began over a year ago. As peculiar as the project sounds, the ultimate goal is to make Bitcoin accessible to people who don’t have access to the internet.

With the launch of spacebit.live, sending messages has become much easier. The website allows users to pay a small fee (the default being three cents in testnet Bitcoin) to send a message via those satellites around the world. Some of the messages being sent are quite interesting.

One message appears to be an unknown person's diary entry containing their thoughts on life here on eartg. “So here I am, left my job, I have some money to keep me up and I’m building my first raspberry pi lightning node, and broadcasting messages from satellites, maybe they can hear me telling them to >>>/prepare/20. Still feels surreal at times,” the message reads.

"Still hard to grasp the fact, that I’m blanketing a big part of the Earth with my message, on demand, instantly. I wonder, do they get [read this message]?” the person wrote the next day.

https://www.chepicap.com/en/news/7928/people-have-been-paying-bitcoin-to-send-some-strange-messages-into-space.html

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UPS Halts Deliveries To Swedish 'No Go Zones' After Jihadists Attack Drivers

Though European leaders and their counterparts in the US (along with their allies in the mainstream press) have continued to deny their existence, migrant-dominated "no go" zones remain a persistent public safety threat to the Swedish public. And in the latest repudiation of the Swedish government's refusal to accept the term, and acknowledge the fact that - as Swedish police chiefs warned back in 2017 - these areas represent "parallel societies" where Swedish institutions aren't recognized, UPS has ceased delivery to Rosengard, a notorious neighborhood in Malmo, Sweden, after several of its drivers were assaulted and robbed.

According to local media reports cited by RT, delivering to the neighborhood has become too dangerous for UPS, after the US carrier told the press that "our drivers have been attacked and therefore we have decided not to hand out packages at [the district]."

The decision to cease package delivery follows a spike in crime in the notoriously poverty-stricken neighborhood, where police say they cannot effectively carry out their law enforcement duties.

Rosengard, a troubled, immigrant-dominated neighborhood, has gained notoriety due to a spike in violent crime recorded in recent years. Gun violence, armed robberies, and other offenses seem to have become commonplace there, according to media reports. The district, plagued by unemployment and poverty, has previously appeared on a list of Sweden’s ‘vulnerable areas’, which some media and local politicians refer to as ‘no-go zones’.

Across Europe, the term "no go zone" is used to describe areas where even the police are afraid to go. UPS isn't the first organization operating in Sweden to adopt an official company police to avoid 'no go' zones. That list also includes PostNord, the country's government run postal service.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-01/our-drivers-have-been-attacked-ups-halts-deliveries-swedish-no-go-zone

https://web.archive.org/web/20190304124239/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-01/our-drivers-have-been-attacked-ups-halts-deliveries-swedish-no-go-zone

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Tommy Robinson should be banned from YouTube, says Pro Sensorship Labour deputy leader

https://www.rt.com/uk/452914-labour-tommy-robinson-youtube-ban/

The deputy leader of the UK Labour party, Tom Watson, has called for Tommy Robinson to be banned from YouTube “as a matter of utmost urgency.”

Robinson was permanently removed from Facebook and Instagram this week after the silicon valley behemoth said the anti-immigration campaigner repeatedly breached its policies on hate speech.

READ MORE: Thousands attend Tommy Robinson demonstration at BBC HQ

Robinson had already been kicked off Twitter so the ban leaves YouTube as his last big online platform. The 36-year-old used his channel, which has around 333,000 followers, to decry the “censorship” he is suffering following the cancelation of his accounts.

Now Watson wants YouTube to turn its sights on Robinson. The video platform is owned by Google and in a letter to the company’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, Watson described Robinson as a “violent, racist, islamophobic campaigner.”

“I am now writing to implore you as a matter of utmost urgency to follow the lead that has been, belatedly, set by Facebook, and remove forthwith all ‘Tommy Robinson’ and related pages from your YouTube platform,” he wrote.

https://twitter.com/tom_watson/status/1101931566387941376

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Love Island's Kaz Crossley horrifies fans as she 'murders crab' for Instagram

Love Island's Kaz Crossley horrifies fans as she 'murders crab' for Instagram

Kaz Crossley has upset animal lovers after getting an 'innocent' crab killed for the sake of an artsy Instagram photo.

The Love Island star told fans she'd been holidaying in Thailand when she spotted the camouflaged creature.

In a bid to get the best snap, Kaz decided to plonk the crab on a dark rock to show off its beauty.

But sadly she didn't quite think it through, as a monkey swiftly arrived on the scene and snaffled the crab for dinner.

"We are sorry little one," said Kaz on Instagram,"#circleoflife."

"This is NOT the circle of life. You have actually killed an innocent animal that otherwise would have survived if you hadn’t moved it for a photograph. Disgusting attitude…" said one.

"This is the world we live in..stupid tourists feeding wild animals and removing crabs from their natural habitat???" fumed another.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/love-islands-kaz-crossley-horrifies-14088334