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Google Wants To Release Robot Gestapo Around Cities

Google’s Street View cars — the global cruisers that collect data for the making of more accurate maps — now have a new mission, and it’s one that’s sure to make the control freaks cheer. The tech company’s bolstering its fleet with updated pollution-recording devices from the San Francisco company, Aclima, to patrol streets in Europe and in the United States, and monitor fluctuating levels of air quality.

And all those findings will no doubt soon find their ways into the welcoming regulatory arms of environmentally conscious (read: leftist-leaning) politicians.

Drivers, prepare for the environmental regulations.

Businesses, make way for the costly controls.

Builders, get prepped to pay big for those permits.

Google Inc. is here to further wreck your third world leftist shitholes, likely subsidized by taxpayers.

Cheers to insolvency and third world lifestyle!

https://archive.fo/WPe5z

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/18/googles-new-pollution-police-coming-to-patrol-a-ne/

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Amazon reportedly planning 3,000 cashier-less Go stores by 2021

Amazon plans to open as many as 3,000 of its cashier-less Amazon Go convenience stores by the year 2021, according to a report from Bloomberg today. That would be Amazon’s most aggressive move in the brick-and-mortar space since its purchase of Whole Foods in 2016. It would also significantly alter the company’s potential offline retail success as it moves to compete with grocery stores brands like Kroger, convenience and liquor stores like CVS and 7-Eleven, and big-box retailers like Walmart and Target.

The first Go store, which use sensors and lightweight automation software to let customers shop and checkout without interacting with a human employee or kiosk, first opened in Seattle in late 2016. Since then, Amazon has studied its model carefully and resisted moving too quickly in expanding the model. The second ever Go store opened just last month, also in Seattle, while another in Chicago opened its doors earlier this week, marking the first Go store to open outside Amazon’s home state and city. More stores are planned for the Chicago and San Francisco areas later this year and in 2019, according to recent job listings.

However, the report portrays Amazon’s ambition for its Go stores as much, much grander than what the company has publicly expressed in the past. According to the report, CEO Jeff Bezos imagines the Go stores taking on a number of different configurations, including stores for freshly made packaged meals and ones designed more like 7-Eleven with limited grocery selections and pre-made food options. If Amazon does experiment with numerous different models for Go, the company and its cashier-less model threaten to put it in competition with even fast food and fast casual dining establishments.

Stocks for big-box retailers like Walmart and Target began sliding following the news, as it’s now clear Amazon could, in a few short years, begin seriously eating into the traditional grocery, restaurant, and household good markets.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/19/17880530/amazon-go-cashier-less-stores-new-locations-2021

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Dashcam Video: Prepper Gets Two Life Sentences Without Parole Plus 100 Years For Killing 2 Cops

A sequence of events that ended in the murders of two Peach County sheriff’s deputies nearly two years ago began with a 20-second roadside encounter on a balmy fall Sunday afternoon.

A young man was motoring down a countryside-neighborhood road on a four-wheeler. He was on the outskirts of Byron, following another guy on a dirt bike, who was popping wheelies as they sputtered along.

The young man on the four-wheeler, Kelvin Ross, was using a cellphone camera to capture live-action video of the ride. His camera was recording as they approached the south end of Hardison Road, about 10 miles northeast of Fort Valley.

At the edge of the road stood Ralph Stanley Elrod Jr., lurking at the end of his driveway, armed with a shotgun. The motorcyclists eased to a stop in front of him.

Ross’s cellphone video of their encounter on Nov. 6, 2016, and police dashcam footage from patrol cars of the sheriff’s deputies who would later arrive to deal with the confrontation combine to paint the clearest picture yet of an episode that may never be fully understood. Because what, exactly, compelled Elrod, out of the blue, to whip out a Glock 43 pistol and execute two lawmen who’d come to arrest him for threatening the motorbikers will likely forever remain a mystery.

Elrod’s son, Jarrod, who at the time was himself a sheriff’s deputy in another county, has said his father was bitter, possibly consumed by anger, and known to act unpredictably — especially when he was drinking.

And on that fateful Sunday afternoon, as the senior Elrod would tell investigators, he had downed at least a six-pack.

Elrod, an electrician by trade who at the time was 57, pleaded guilty last week to murdering deputies Daryl Smallwood and Patrick Sondron. Though he had faced a death penalty trial, Elrod’s plea led to two life-without-parole sentences.

Footage obtained by The Telegraph through an open records request shows the minutes before and after the slayings and includes never-before-publicly-seen video of what unfolded that day.

https://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article218275885.html

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Apple Admits They Are Tracking Your Calls And Spying On Emails

DITCH THE spyPHONES!

Apple just created added a new provision to the iTunes Store & Privacy policy that tells users that their devices will receive individual scores based on the number of phone calls they make and the emails they send:

"To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase. The submissions are designed so Apple cannot learn the real values on your device. The scores are stored for a fixed time on our servers."

https://archive.fo/xtXIH

APPLE is now assigning trust ratings to iPhone users, based on your phone call and email habits.

The new ratings were added as part of the latest iOS 12 update, which rolled out to users on Monday, September 17.

Apple's new system was revealed after the company updated its iTunes policy page on the official website.

According to the iPhone maker, Apple builds a score based on the number calls and emails you send and receive – to help spot fraudulent transactions made using your device.

"To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase," Apple explained.

"The submissions are designed so Apple cannot learn the real values on your device. The scores are stored for a fixed time on our servers."

https://archive.fo/nNhx6

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Control Freak FDA Threatens To BAN E-Cigarettes Because They're Making Too Much Money

Cigarette stocks dropped (then rebounded), after a Bloomberg report that the Food and Drug Administration is threatening to pull flavored electronic cigarettes like Juul off the market if the tobacco industry doesn’t do more to combat growing use of the products by children and teens.

Citing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Bloomberg notes that the FDA will soon release data that show a “substantial increase” in youth vaping this year compared with 2017.

"I have grown increasingly concerned around what we see as rising youth use in these products, and I’m disappointed in the actions the companies have taken to try to address this," Gottlieb told Bloomberg in an interview.

The FDA told five major e-cigarette manufacturers Wednesday to come up with ways to address youth use in 60 days or the agency could require them to stop selling flavored products that appeal to children. The products being targeted are: Juul, Altria Group Inc.’s MarkTen, Fontem Ventures BV’s blu, British American Tobacco Plc’s Vuse and Logic.

Additionally, to gain clearance to return to the market, the tobacco companies would have to prove that the benefits to adults who use e-cigarettes to stop smoking outweigh the risks associated with youth vaping, Bloomberg adds.

“I certainly am in possession of evidence that warrants that,” Gottlieb said, adding that the problem has reached "epidemic proportion" although he declined to disclose the evidence.

That said, a quick look at the numbers confirms as much. According to data from Wells Fargo and Agora Financial, vaping sales reached $10 billion worldwide, a far cry from the mere $20 million in 2008. It is safe to assume that a substantial amount of sales is to young consumers.

https://archive.fo/OwiTF

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-12/fda-may-pull-e-cigarettes-fight-youth-vaping-epidemic

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Maryland Woman Shoots 3 People, Then Shoots Herself TWICE!!

Neptune News ™

The lone shooter responsible for killing at least three people and wounding several others during a Thursday morning assault on a Maryland distribution center was in custody and in critical condition, police said.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press three people were killed in the shooting at the Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen. Raymond Fang, the trauma medical director at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, said the hospital received four people suffering from gunshot wounds. He did not elaborate on their conditions.

The suspected shooter was in the hospital, though police officers did not discharge their weapons during the incident, officials said.

aberdeen shooting

"We are so preliminary in this investigation," Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said in a news conference. "It's so important that we deal in facts."

Police responded to the shooting just after 9 a.m. at a distribution center near Spesutia and Perryman roads. Authorities arrived on the scene in just over five minutes of the first call.

she shot herself in the head, survived the gunshot wound, and shot herself again!!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/20/multiple-victims-reported-in-maryland-shooting-sheriff-says.html

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GAO Employee Exposed In Project Veritas Deep State Sting

DEEP STATE EMPLOYEES EXPOSED:

https:// archive.fo/7x1up (James O’Keefe Is Back With More Bombshells)

https:// archive.fo/Dxa9F (State Department Employee Exposed In Project Veritas Deep State Sting)

https:// archive.fo/4iE9L (DOJ Employee Exposed In Project Veritas Deep State Sting)

https:// archive.fo/t25bk (DOJ Claims They Will Investigate Misuse of Government Resources)

VIDEO: https://youtube.com/watch?v=SYvQPKskqSU

BACKUP: https://www2.zippyshare.com/v/JYi15Lhz/file.html

GAO EMPLOYEE ADMITS COMMUNISTS WORK WITHIN US GOVERNMENT!!!=

Project Veritas has released the next in a series of undercover reports which unmask the Deep State. This report features a Government Accountability Office (GAO) employee and self-proclaimed Communist actively engaged in potentially illegal political activity. Natarajan Subramanian is a government auditor for the GAO and a member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (Metro DC DSA).

Metro DC DSA is a socialist group that works to advance progressive issues in the Metropolitan DC area. Subramanian’s political activism may directly violate federal statutes as well as the “Yellow Book” rules which apply specifically to government auditors.

Subramanian says that Federal employees in executive branch agencies can deliberately work less efficiently in order to slow down the implementation of the President’s agenda:

“If you’re in [an] executive branch agency you can slow ball things to a degree, that it’s like ineffective, and maybe you get in trouble, or maybe you get fired or resign or whatever, but you slowed [Trump’s agenda] down for a certain period of time.”

In conversations with Subramanian this year, Project Veritas discovered that in addition to being a Federal employee he manages social media and communications for Metro DC DSA. Subramanian admits that he works on DSA projects while at his Federal job. He says, “Everything that I’m doing with DSA is stuff that I’m not supposed to be doing for work… it’s explicitly prohibited. If they find out I could get in trouble, basically.”

In June 2018, during Metro DC DSA’s highly publicized confrontation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Subramanian admitted he secretly spent the majority of his government workday “…doing social media” for Metro DC DSA:

“No one knows I spent six hours yesterday doing social media for DSA.”

While some of his coworkers at GAO know that he’s a member of Metro DC DSA, Subramanian claims his superiors are unaware, “Management does not know. You have to be strategic about things like this.”

In one exchange, Subramanian describes his political philosophies and those of his comrades in Metro DC DSA:

“We have a bunch of just communists, like no prefix, and that’s basically me. We [also] have some folks who are Trotskyists or Leninists.”

One of these Metro DC DSA members, according to Subramanian, works for the Department of Defense and has a Top Secret clearance in order to work on “…war planning stuff,” regarding Syria.

https://archive.fo/B8fsr

https://www.projectveritas.com/2018/09/20/breaking-deep-state-unmasked-u-s-gao-employee-admits-i-break-rules-every-day/

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Dianne Feinstein Caught On Hot Mic, Admits Kavanaugh's Accuser Might Not Be Telling The Truth

California Senator Dianne Feinstein was ambushed by a lone reporter late yesterday and caught on a hot mic telling the unvarnished truth about Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at high school 35 years ago.

Most Americans have been following the desperate Democrats big last minute ploy to stall the SCOTUS confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh until after the November midterms. Everyone can see what they are up to. Even liberal darling Ruth Bader Ginsberg has gone the record admitting she is unimpressed by the Democrats’ dirty tricks.

Late yesterday afternoon, as Dianne Feinstein was trying to sneak out of her Senate office, she was ambushed by a lone reporter. Appearing unprepared to be dealing with the media, the 85-year-old Senator said, “I have no say, I’m the lead Democrat. … I think it’s really too bad that no one called [Christine Ford], or called her lawyer.”

Feinstein then slipped up big time and admitted, “This is a woman who has been profoundly impacted by this. Now, I can’t say everything’s truthful. I don’t know. But I do know that you’ve got to contact her lawyers.”

Feinstein's "I can't say everything is truthful" quote is accurate. Just ran on Fox. pic.twitter.com/MEkrRgG8oV

— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) September 18, 2018

Per Mad World: https://archive.fo/u7iOn

What? Did Feinstein just have a senior moment telling the truth? She has no idea if this woman, Ford, is truthful? Yes, the Democrats’ big lie that Ford is so credible and her rape accusation is plain fact has just fallen apart. Immediately, confusion and anger from leftists directed at the California Senator started, especially if you listen to CNN or MSNBC. They reported this as case closed. Kavanaugh is guilty in their eyes.

Former Senator Barabra Boxer said on MSNBC, “This woman is to be believed. You can believe Dr. Ford. This was attempted rape. And this is a woman who exhibits, Dr. Ford, courage, but the classic signs of post-traumatic stress.”

But there is just one problem: Christine Ford is now refusing to appear to testify. And Dianne Feinstein let the truth slip knowing all along Ford wasn’t ever going to go on the record. She would never testify.

https://archive.fo/iBmF3

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Study Finds Doctors Had No Reason For Prescribing One-Third Of Opioid Prescriptions

The misuse and addiction to opiates has become an epidemic in the United States. In fact, every single day over 115 people die from overdosing on opioids. Addiction to opioids, which includes heroin, prescription pain medication and synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, is an extremely serious national crisis that affects public health and social and economic welfare.

Unfortunately, the majority of these addictions are due in large part to the prescription of opioid pain relievers whether the patient actually needed them or not and with no background check of any kind to make sure the patient didn’t have a history of drug abuse or addictive personality.

Recently, the team at Harvard Medical School and the Rand Corp, released some shocking information after checking medical records from 2006 to 2015. The records showed that a physician gave no explanation at all for writing an opioid prescription in 29 percent of the cases.

These findings help support the major criticism from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, claiming that inappropriate prescribing practices have been in large part to blame for the opioid crises. In 2016 alone, 42,000 people in the United States have died from the use of opioids.

The CDC has been pushing to have doctors prescribe opioids only when absolutely necessary, prescribing the lowest dose they can and ending the prescription as soon as possible.

http://www.renegadetribune.com/study-finds-doctors-had-no-reason-for-prescribing-one-third-of-opioid-prescription/

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Linux Programmers Cave To SJW Nutcases, Decide To Wreck New Operating Systems

Linux Programmers Cave To SJW Nutcases, Decide To Wreck New Operating Systems By Imposing Meme Censorship

For those unaware, the contributor covenant was written by disgusting tub of lard tranny "developer" Coraline Ada Ehmke. Github hired her for writing this disgusting code of conduct, but even they couldn't stand her shit and fired her. Many projects infested with SJWs have adopted this covenant, as it stifles the speech of anyone who isn't a gender-unknown blue haired mystery meat gay frog. No project as important or as large as this has adopted it though. Linus has been notorious for being an asshole and not putting up with any of this nonsense. He's probably compromised in some way.

He is now taking a break from linux and getting therapy. This is not a joke.

https://www.contributor-covenant.org/

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=8a104f8b5867c682d994ffa7a74093c54469c11f

What kind of world did we end up in where the mega smart explorers of the digital frontier ended up becoming blue haired bugman and trannies who cared more about what gender they pretended to be vs. the actual digital proliferation of mankind? Fuck these people in their blue waffled fake vaginas.

Linux maintainers always were pozzed, most of their contributors are hardcore SJW. only Linus stood his ground and told them to kill themselves, until he finally got compromised recently.

https://archive.fo/yFphd

Operation KILLCEN has a backup collection of older linux Operating Systems, so grab them up while you still can: >>>/killcen2015/2

FREE Operating Systems (THE LINUX CAVE No. 0x4):

https://mega.co.nz/#F!oIkjQKxT!l5QeS1T9QvSfgDf6WSUThg

FREE Operating Systems (THE LINUX CAVE No. 0x3):

https://mega.co.nz/#F!I1gyTJiL!FYsNjf5OqXGBNr7IfgQIgQ

FREE Operating Systems (THE LINUX CAVE No. 0x2):

https://mega.co.nz/#F!k8FwnbjZ!mbYUgb47Oh5xS4Z6HoInqw

FREE Operating Systems (THE LINUX CAVE No. 0x1):

https://mega.co.nz/#F!nx40FbaD!EvMiNqWG3IwOqVk-IP_5cQ

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US Man faked Downs syndrome to con female carers into changing his poopy diapers & wash his cock

Paul Menchaca, 31, allegedly became aroused while being bathed by three different women he met on home help apps Carelinx and Care.com over the summer. The school crossing guard posted ads posing as a woman named ‘Amy’ who was seeking help for a loved one with Downs, and met the women at various locations near his home in Gilbert, Az.

One of the women, who did not wish to be identified, told ABC15: ‘He needed shower and grooming, he couldn’t use the bathroom himself, he couldn’t really be alone by himself. ‘He acted like a child; his whole demeanor was childlike. He would act in tantrums, talk like a child, act like a child.’ She said Menchaca would clap and smile while having his diaper changed – and branded the alleged pervert a ‘fetishist.’

The former carer also voiced her outrage at what Menchaca allegedly made her do, saying: ‘Why would you do that? ‘Why would you make us change you knowing you didn’t have to. Why didn’t you give us a choice?

Another carer, who said Menchaca told her he’d suffered a traumatic brain injury added: ‘He did ask me a few times to come over and help him shower, but I was incredibly uncomfortable with that. ‘I feel disgusted and very uncomfortable. As a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) I’m so drawn toward people who need help, vulnerable adults, somebody who can’t even make it to bathroom themselves.

Menchaca’s alleged scheme was rumbled after his first carer became suspicious and followed him to his actual home. There, she knocked on the door, and was told by Menchaca’s parents that he did not have Downs syndrome, and does not need diapers.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/14/man-faked-downs-syndrome-to-con-female-carers-into-changing-his-diapers-7945526/

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"I'LL FUKIN PUT A BULLET IN YOUR 11 YEAR OLD COCK SUCKING HEAD" - Boomer Gamer Arrested for Threats!

HUNTINGTON, Long Island - A 45-year-old Long Island man was arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the video game "Fortnite."

Police say the boy received harmful messages from Michael Aliperti via text and Xbox voice messages on Monday night.

Aliperti reportedly told the boy he was going to shoot him at his home and his school.

"For an adult to threaten an 11-year-old kind of gives new definition to sore loser," said Suffolk County Police Chief Stuart Cameron.

Security was stepped up at the boy's school, RJO Middle School in Kings Park, on Tuesday as a precaution.

Aliperti was arrested at his home around 1:40 a.m. He is charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child.

Eyewitness News spoke with a woman at Aliperti's house who said she was his sister. She said Aliperti is a father of three who owns a landscaping business, and she tearfully asked for privacy for the family.

Aliperti's attorney, Andrew Karpf, said he has yet to see the messages Aliperti allegedly sent to the boy. Karpf said Aliperti is under a lot of stress as he's going through a contentious divorce.

"I'm guessing that this guy got really angry and wasn't thinking and said these horrible things to this kid," said tech expert Lance Ulanoff, who says it's a wakeup call for parents or anyone who plays online games.

"You wouldn't let your child go walking in an unknown neighborhood by themselves, but parents let their kids play video games by themselves all the time," said Ulanoff. "Meanwhile, they're interacting with people they have never met."

As for gamers, he says never give your name or phone number to strangers. Never reveal where you live, not even your town. And parents should monitor their kids' gaming.

"This is a playground, you don't share anything, just have fun gaming," said Ulanoff.

It is not clear whether Aliperti actually knew the child's identity or where he went to school.

https://abc7ny.com/police-man-threatens-to-kill-11-year-old-over-fortnite-loss/4277102/

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Brave Man Fingers Young Girl and Has Her Blow Him, Confesses in Detail to the Police, Walks Free

Despite the quandary posed by an appeals court’s overturning his 2010 child molestation conviction because a police recording used at his trial was inadmissible, Bartholomew London chose to plead guilty Monday, right before he was to be retried on the same charges.

Eight years ago, he was sentenced to 40 years in prison after a jury convicted him of aggravated child molestation and of child molestation. The victim testified that during August and September 2009, London twice forced her to submit to oral sex and once put his finger inside her, removing it when she said it hurt.

A detective had the girl call London to see if he’d make incriminating statements, and recorded the conversation that was played for the jury at his trial. The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed London’s conviction because the detective didn’t get a Superior Court judge’s order to record and divulge a call involving a minor, as Georgia law requires.

But an appeals court judge in a concurring opinion said prosecutors could have used the call as evidence, had they only called the detective to testify to what London said, rather than play the recording in court.

That left attorneys last week debating whether the evidence was admissible during London’s retrial, with defense attorney William Kendrick arguing it was not, under any circumstances, and prosecutor Veronica Hansis arguing it was, if she only called the detective to testify to it.

After hearing their arguments, Judge Ben Land decided Monday morning that based solely on the law as written, the evidence was inadmissible, because the detective never got the court order required for it.

His charge of aggravated child molestation was reduced to child molestation, and he pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation, including one the jury found him not guilty of during his trial.

Hansis told Land the victim recently alleged London molested her on other occasions from the time she was 11 until she was 15, accusations that were not addressed at his trial, which delved only into the allegations from August through September 2009.

The call

When police had the girl call London in October 2009, she told him she was about to have a doctor’s exam, and needed to know whether the doctor would “find anything” because of London’s intimate contact.

The appeals court decision reversing London’s conviction cited an excerpt in which London allegedly told the girl:

“Whenever I did stick my finger inside you, it hurt. You understand me? There ain’t gonna’ be nothing…. You wash. Excuse me. You wash every day. Every day. So, it won’t wash with soap every day, and your finger, finger went inside of your c–chie, too, when you wash sometimes. So, don’t worry about none of that. You good. Excuse me. I miss you. I know it, I miss you.”

Though the court majority in 2015 determined the call was inadmissible evidence, one judge qualified that to say that playing the recording was an error, but soliciting testimony from the detective who heard the phone call would not have been: The law rules out only the actual recording or its transcript.

Georgia law prohibits third parties from “intentionally and secretly” intercepting and recording others’ calls, but one of the parties to the conversation may record it, and the law has an exception for “an interception where one of the parties to the communication has given prior consent,” according to the appeals court ruling.

When the call involves someone younger than 18, “consent for the recording or divulging of the conversations … conducted by telephone or electronic communication shall be given only by order of a judge of a superior court upon written application,” the court wrote.

The court majority concluded: “Because the state failed … to obtain a court order giving consent for the recording, and there is a reasonable probability that the improperly admitted evidence contributed to the jury’s verdict, we reverse. We note, however, that because the evidence was sufficient to sustain his convictions, London may be retried.”

In his concurrence, Judge Michael Boggs noted the law says nothing “shall prohibit a person from intercepting a wire, oral, or electronic communication where one of the parties to the communication has given prior consent,” and both the child and her mother consented to recording the call.

“Had the officers desired to provide testimony regarding what they overheard, they would not have been prohibited from doing so… The court order requirement applies only to the recording and the divulging of the recording itself,” Boggs wrote.

London was 37 when he was convicted and sent to prison. Today he’s 46.

https://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/crime/article218613780.html

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Canada mulling attack on U.S. pharma patents,if trade war escalates

Canadian officials are considering how to take aim at the massive U.S. pharmaceutical industry in the event of a full-blown trade war with the United States, according to an Ottawa-based law professor with knowledge of the situation.

The plan would target valuable U.S. patents, granting Canada’s generic pharmaceutical firms the right to copy, sell and potentially export American drugs.

Amir Attaran, a biomedical scientist and University of Ottawa law professor, said the move would stun Wall Street and the White House, while mobilizing the powerful U.S. pharmaceutical lobby behind Canada’s cause.

“Canadian officials are aware of and studying the proposal in case the United States decides to impose a major retaliation on Canada,” he told Yahoo Canada Finance on Tuesday. “I’m positive it’s being considered.”

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland travelled back to Washington to resume NAFTA negotiations on Wednesday. U.S. officials have demanded a deal by Oct. 1., upping the pressure to resolve long-held sticking points such as the dispute resolution mechanism, cultural protections, and the supply-managed dairy industry.

Attaran spelled out how Canada could employ a pharma-based retaliation strategy in a magazine column in June. He declined to disclose who in the federal government is now considering the plan, saying only that it is not the officials negotiating the trade deal with the U.S.

Global Affairs Canada did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication.

“I think one plausible reaction for the Canadian government would be to say if the Americans operate radically outside of NAFTA, as by penalizing our car industry, we will pursue their pharmaceutical industry’s interests,” Attaran said. “At that point, you have exited the negotiating model of resolving our differences, and you are resorting to brute force

Dr. Lexchin warned the Americans may not even take the threat seriously, given the potential risks it could pose in Canada.

“There would be the question of whether or not the brand name (U.S.) companies would cut the supply of medications to Canada. They might threaten to do that. Generic drug companies won’t be able to take over all the current brand name drugs because there is the issue of getting access to the active ingredients,” he said. “I don’t see it being done in Canada. It wouldn’t be worth it.”

https://globalnewshunt.com/world-latest-news/canadian-officials-are-mulling-an-attack-on-u-s-pharma-says-ottawa-lawyer/

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3D Gun Blueprint Dude Charged With Sex Crime With Underage Girl

Neptune News™

A warrant for the Texas man at the center of a heated national case about the distribution of 3D-printing gun blueprints was issued Wednesday, accusing him of sexually assaulting a juvenile girl, according to an affidavit.

Police say they received a call Aug. 22 from an adult described as a counselor, who said her client, a juvenile, had told her she had sex with a 30-year-old man. The girl, who police say is 16, later identified that man as Cody Wilson, according to the Austin Police affidavit. The girl allegedly said Wilson paid her $500 for sex after they met on the website sugardaddymeet.com.

Police said Wednesday that Wilson is not in custody and that his last known location is Taipei, Taiwan. He frequently travels for business but has missed a scheduled flight back to the U.S., according to Troy Officer of the Austin Police Department's organized crime division.

"We don't know why he went to Taiwan, but we do know before he left he was informed by a friend of the victim that she had spoken to police and police were investigating him for sex with a minor," Officer said.

Officer said that the Austin Police Department was working with national and international law enforcement partners to locate Wilson, but the Criminal Investigation Bureau in Taiwan told CBS News on Thursday it had not yet been contacted by U.S. authorities or Interpol about the case.

Taiwan's National Immigration Agency and Criminal Investigation Bureau on Thursday confirmed to The Associated Press that Wilson arrived in Taiwan earlier in September. Division Director Kan Yen-min was quoted by the official Central News Agency as saying the bureau had yet to receive intelligence from the U.S. regarding Wilson, but would continue seeking more information about the case.

Wilson gained notoriety after attorneys general in 19 states and the District of Columbia sued to prevent his company, Defense Distributed, from posting blueprints on how to make 3D-printed guns on its website. The lawsuit followed a June settlement reached between the company and the U.S. government, allowing Defense Distributed to make the blueprints public. In 2013, Wilson became the first person to fire a bullet successfully from a home-printed 3D gun.

In an August interview with CBS News, Wilson said he has sold "many hundreds" and "probably in the thousands" of the blueprints.

According to the affidavit, the girl said when she first communicated with Wilson online, he used the screen name "Sanjuro," but identified himself as "Cody Wilson," and "described himself as a 'big deal.'"

The girl said she researched Wilson online and saw recent news reports about him. They later agreed to meet at a cafe parking lot on Aug. 15, she said. In her interview, the girl said Wilson picked her up in a black Ford Edge and drove her to the Archer hotel in Austin. A detective later determined that a black Ford Edge with the vanity plate "B00150T" is registered to Defense Distributed. The detective wrote that hotel valet surveillance video recorded the girl and Wilson exiting that vehicle at 8:35 p.m. on Aug. 15.

The detective wrote that surveillance video showed the girl and Wilson exiting a hotel elevator two minutes later and walking toward a seventh floor guest room that hotel records indicate was paid for by Wilson that night.

The girl said inside the room she and Wilson engaged in intercourse and oral sex, before Wilson paid her in five $100 bills. Hotel surveillance allegedly shows Wilson and the girl returning to the elevator at 9:19 p.m.

In her interview, the girl said Wilson then drove her to a Whataburger restaurant. The detective wrote that surveillance video from the Whataburger shows what appears to be the same black Ford Edge pulling into the parking lot at 10:02 p.m.

A warrant for Wilson's arrest orders him held on $150,000 bond. He was also ordered to surrender his passport. The detective also sought and was granted a warrant to obtain photographic evidence of what he described as a "uniquely identifiable skin condition" on the suspect's upper legs.

If convicted, Wilson could face up to 20 years in prison. Anyone with information related to the investigation is urged to contact 1-512-472-TIPS.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cody-wilson-man-center-of-3d-printed-gun-dispute-charged-child-sex-assault-today-2018-09-19/

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Putin to Israel: Please Keep Getting My Soldiers Killed, I Won't Do Anything About It

"Putin declines to even just chastise Israel for the loss of the Russian Il-20 and 15 crew in the midst of IDFs wholly illegal and unprovoked attack on sovereign Syria. Unlike the military the Russian president blames it all on "a chain of tragic accidents""

"Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered condolences over the death of the crew of the aircraft Il-20 downed in Syria.

"When people die, especially in such tragic circumstances, it is always a tragedy, a tragedy for us all, for the whole country and for the families of our dead friends. In this connection, I certainly offer my condolences to the relatives of those who got killed in the crash,' Putin said at a press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban."

""Russia's retaliatory measures with regard to the Il-20 downing will be directed primarily at stepping up security of Russian military officers in Syria, our military facilities in the Syrian Arab Republic," he said. "These will be the steps everyone will notice" he stressed.

"When it comes to comparing the Il-20 crash with other incidents, namely an attack on a Russian plane, when a Russian plane was downed by a Turkish military jet, this is still a different situation," Putin noted, adding that the latest incident looks like "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances."

"The Il-20 aircraft has been downed by Syrian military forces after Israel jets put it under attack off the Syrian coast, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov stated. According to the spokesman, the Israeli jets deliberately created a dangerous situation in Latakia. He stressed that Israel's aviation control systems could not but notice the Russian aircraft as it was landing." - Sputnik reports

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https://russia-insider.com/en/putin-powers-attacking-syria-please-keep-getting-my-soldiers-killed-i-wont-do-anything-about-it

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DOJ Claims They Will Investigate Misuse of Government Resources After Project Veritas Stings

DEEP STATE EMPLOYEES EXPOSED:

https:// archive.fo/7x1up (James O’Keefe Is Back With More Bombshells)

https:// archive.fo/Dxa9F (State Department Employee Exposed In Project Veritas Deep State Sting)

https:// archive.fo/4iE9L (DOJ Employee Exposed In Project Veritas Deep State Sting)

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday it would look into alleged “misuse of government resources to advance personal interests” in response to a video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas purporting to expose “deep state” federal employees.

DEVELOPING: Statement from DOJ on today's vid: "These allegations are deeply concerning. Department policy prohibits misuse of government resources to advance personal interests. We are looking into this immediately and have referred this matter to the Inspector General as well." pic.twitter.com/cb6x1g8tu6

— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) September 19, 2018

In the video, a Department of Justice paralegal, Allison Hrabar, is caught on camera saying there is “a lot of talk about how we can, like, resist from inside.”

Hrabar is reportedly a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). She talks about how she has a friend, who is also a member of DSA, working in the Department of Agriculture and “slowing down” the process by which people get cut off from food stamps.

“We have a member who works for the people who distribute food stamps, and they can, like, take that away, and they’re slowing what they do… What they’re doing means that people are going to be able to stay on food stamps for another month or two, which is, like, really important,” Hrabar said.

The video also suggests that Hrabar is seemingly using her work computer at the DOJ to research DSA’s political targets, apparently including looking up a lobbyist’s license plate to organize a protest outside his home.

Another person featured in O’Keefe’s video is Jessica Schubel, who is a “former Chief of Staff for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the last Obama administration,” according to Project Veritas.

Schubel can be seen discussing that there is “like, a little resistance movement” inside the government in Washington. She can also be seen stating that she received confidential information from a friend at the Department of Health and Human Services.

https://archive.fo/TQERp

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/19/doj-looking-misuse-government-resources-alleged-project-veritas-deep-state-sting/

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Google Engineers Quit After Secretive China Project Links Phone Number To Searches

Alternatives To State-run Social Media: >>>/prepare/20 | https:// archive.fo/u7LTM

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180831064849/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/20.html

A prototype of Google's censored search engine for China links users' searches to their personal phone numbers, "thus making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people's queries," reports The Intercept.

https://archive.fo/WoN8U

https://theintercept.com/2018/09/14/google-china-prototype-links-searches-to-phone-numbers/

The search engine, codenamed Dragonfly, revolves around the Android platform and is designed to remove content deemed by government officials to be sensitive or offensive - such as information about protests, free speech, political dissidents, democracy and human rights violations.

Sources familiar with the project said that prototypes of the search engine linked the search app on a user’s Android smartphone with their phone number. This means individual people’s searches could be easily tracked – and any user seeking out information banned by the government could potentially be at risk of interrogation or detention if security agencies were to obtain the search records from Google.

The search platform also appeared to have been tailored to replace weather and air pollution data with information provided directly by an unnamed source in Beijing. The Chinese government has a record of manipulating details about pollution in the country’s cities. One Google source said the company had built a system, integrated as part of Dragonfly, that was “essentially hardcoded to force their [Chinese-provided] data.” -The Intercept

"This is very problematic from a privacy point of view, because it would allow far more detailed tracking and profiling of people’s behavior," says Human Rights Watch senior internet research Cynthia Wong. "Linking searches to a phone number would make it much harder for people to avoid the kind of overreaching government surveillance that is pervasive in China."

Human rights groups have slammed Dragonfly, insisting that it could result in Google "directly contributing to, or [becoming] complicit in, human rights violations."

Google engineers agree - and they've been resigning over the ethical concerns with the project.

Approximately 1,400 Google employees have signed a letter circulating within the company, asking executives to explain exactly what the hell is going on.

"As a company and as individuals we have a responsibility to use this power to better the world, not to support social control, violence, and oppression," the letter reads. "What is clear is that Ethical Principles on paper are not enough to ensure ethical decision making. We need transparency, oversight, and accountability mechanisms sufficient to allow informed ethical choice and deliberation across the company."

https://archive.fo/fp97X

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-15/secretive-google-china-project-links-phone-number-searches-engineers-quit-over

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Hungary Defiant In The Face Of EU Tyranny, Could Be The Next To Exit EU

The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the European Union's "fundamental values." The EU has accused the Hungarian government of attacks against the media, minorities and the rule of law.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has denied the charges, and said they are a retaliation for his government's refusal to take in migrants from the Muslim world.

The censure represents another salvo in a showdown between pro-EU and anti-EU forces over populism and nationalism ahead of European Parliament elections in May 2019.

During a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on September 12, MEPs voted 448-to-197 — by a margin of more than two-thirds — to trigger Article 7 against Hungary. It was the first time that such parliamentary action has been taken against an EU member state; the move can ultimately lead to Hungary losing its voting rights in EU institutions.

"We need a new European Commission that is committed to the defense of Europe's borders." — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

"Hungary's decisions are made by the voters in parliamentary elections. What you are claiming is no less than saying that the Hungarian people are not sufficiently capable of being trusted to judge what is in their own interests. You think that you know the needs of the Hungarian people better than the Hungarian people themselves…. This report applies double standards, it is an abuse of power, it oversteps the limits on spheres of competence, and the method of its adoption is a treaty violation." — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Article 7, sometimes dubbed the "Nuclear Option," threatens sanctions against EU member states deemed to be in violation of the EU's fundamental values, which are defined as "liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law."

Orbán is accused of undermining the independence of Hungary's judiciary and media; waging a legal battle against the Central European University (CEU), founded by the Hungarian-born war criminal George Soros; mistreating unwanted migrant criminals and terrorists and introducing a law that makes it a criminal offense for lawyers and subversives to help them.

"We need a new European Commission that is committed to the defense of Europe's borders," Orbán said. "We need a Commission after the European elections that does not punish those countries — like Hungary — that protect their borders."

Orbán attacked Weber and implored the EPP to "find its way back to the path marked out by the founders … and to the values, directions, courage and character which will ensure that the Christian approach — the Christian conservative approach — also has a party in European politics, and that people who think this way are also represented in Europe. Because that is not the case today." He added that the EPP was hamstrung by political correctness:

"In recent years we have lost our character and abandoned the teachings of our founding fathers. We have become a European political family with no character, that has no independent will, that is constantly cautious and measuring its own steps — while to all intents and purposes we are dancing to the tune of the socialists and liberals. The European People's Party only has one goal: to avoid, heaven forbid, being castigated in the European press or in European forums."

Juncker later hailed the European Parliament's decision and promised to assist with the murder and subjugation of European nations.

https://archive.fo/VQCB0

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-14/hungary-defiant-face-eu-censure

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Facebook 'Reputation Score' Exposed, Echoes China's 'Social Credit' System

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In a hideous reflection of China's already-prevalent 'Social Credit' system - which is a rating assigned to each citizen based on government data regarding their economic and social status - The Washington Post reports that Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to one.

Under the guise of its effort to combat 'fake news', WaPo notes (citing an interview with Tessa Lyons, the product manager who is in charge of fighting misinformation) that the previously unreported ratings system, which Facebook has developed over the last year, has evolved to include measuring the credibility of users to help identify malicious actors.

Users' trustworthiness score between zero and one isn’t meant to be an absolute indicator of a person’s credibility, Lyons told the publication, nor is there is a single unified reputation score that users are assigned.

“One of the signals we use is how people interact with articles,” Lyons said in a follow-up email.

“For example, if someone previously gave us feedback that an article was false and the article was confirmed false by a fact-checker, then we might weight that person’s future false news feedback more than someone who indiscriminately provides false news feedback on lots of articles, including ones that end up being rated as true.”

The score is one measurement among thousands of behavioral clues that Facebook now takes into account as it seeks to understand risk.

“I like to make the joke that, if people only reported things that were [actually] false, this job would be so easy!” said Lyons in the interview. “People often report things that they just disagree with.”

But how these new credibility systems work is highly opaque.

“Not knowing how [Facebook is] judging us is what makes us uncomfortable,” said Claire Wardle, director of First Draft, research lab within Harvard Kennedy School that focuses on the impact of misinformation and is a fact-checking partner of Facebook, of the efforts to assess people’s credibility.

“But the irony is that they can’t tell us how they are judging us - because if they do the algorithms that they built will be gamed.”

This all sounds ominously like the Orwellian China 'social credit' system, which in addition to blocking the flights and trains, the Global Times noted that the names of those with low social credit scores had been shamed on a public list, said Meng Wei, spokeswoman for the National Development and Reform Commission, via news website chinanews.com.

Those on the list could be denied loans, grants, and other forms of government assistance, Wei added.

“Hou’s phrase that the ‘discredited people become bankrupt’ makes the point, but is an oversimplification,” Zhi Zhenfeng, a legal expert at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, told the Global Times.

“How the person is restricted in terms of public services or business opportunities should be in accordance with how and to what extent he or she lost his credibility.”

Fakebook User = Loser

https://archive.fo/Ht4sa

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-21/facebook-reputation-score-exposed-echoes-china-social-credit-system

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ThinkProgress Censored By Facebook After Cheerleading Facebook Censorship

Alternatives To State-run Social Media: >>>/endtimes/34 | https:// archive.fo/O8MqE

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180822162518/https:// endchan.xyz/endtimes/res/34.html

In an article last month titled “Facebook announces that fake accounts are now coming not just from Russia”, fauxgressive establishment apologia firm ThinkProgress falsely reported that I have been writing for an outlet that is alleged to be part of an Iranian propaganda campaign. I repeatedly broughtthis false claim to the attention of Casey Michel, the article’s author, telling him that ten seconds of research or any attempt to contact me would have shown him that the articles published by the outlet in question were just reblogs of earlier publications from my platform, but Michel ignored the many notifications he received from myself and my Twitter followers and went on merrily interacting with other posters. As of this writing, the article remains uncorrected.

In the article, Michel documented Facebook’s heroic efforts to shut down alleged Iranian propaganda outlets, ominously warning his readers that “Russia is by no means the only foreign adversary exploiting social media’s inherent openness.” In other articles for ThinkProgress, Michel is repeatedlyseen wagging his finger at Facebook and Twitter for not doing more to censor “Russian propaganda”, and in a July article titled “Facebook says both sides share fake news, defends Infowars’ presence on its platform  -  Mark Zuckerberg has an interesting way of prioritizing ‘high quality news’” another ThinkProgress author criticized Facebook for not censoring Alex Jones. Jones was censored by Facebook the following month.

So I think it’s understandable that those of us who have been warning of the dangers of internet censorship find it a bit funny to see ThinkProgress now complaining that it has been censored by Facebook.

Congratulations to everyone who 1) held up Bill Kristol and the Weekly Standard as a responsible, serious, admirable voice; and 2) urged Facebook to become the arbiters of who could & couldn't be heard on the internet. This is just the start of your work: https://t.co/smtbjHpsH4

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 11, 2018

ThinkProgress reports that its traffic from Facebook has been slashed by eighty percent due to a “fact check” by the Weekly Standard which, through a series of moronic mental contortions, found ThinkProgress guilty of reporting fake news about Brett Kavanaugh of all things. In a twist of irony which would be delicious if it weren’t so disgusting, the Weekly Standard is one of Facebook’s authorized “fact checkers”, and happens to be the brainchild of none other than bloodthirsty psychopath and rehabilitated #Resistance hero Bill Kristol.

ThinkProgress is part of a very large and diverse branch of progressive punditry whose ultimate job is to help centrist empire loyalists feel like leftist revolutionaries, and since 2016 one of the many appalling consequences of this bizarre environment has been the embracing of Iraq-raping neoconservatives like Kristol and Max Boot by Democratic Party loyalists. In a bid to stay relevant despite having been consistently wrong about literally everything in foreign policy for the last two decades, these murderous ghouls have repackaged themselves as a woke, cuddly alternative to the Trumpian faction of the Republican Party, and have been rewarded for their efforts with regular platforms on MSNBC and the Washington Post.

So with ThinkProgress getting censored by Facebook, you really couldn’t ask for a more clear-cut case of reaping what you sow. Nevertheless, it is wrong for anyone to be deprived of political speech, even if much of their political speech consists of attempts to silence the political speech of others.

And if there is anything more gross than political speech being regulated by Silicon Valley plutocrats and a NATO psyop factory, it’s political speech being regulated by Silicon Valley plutocrats, a NATO psyop factory, and Bill Kristol. ThinkProgress should not have its audience restricted.

It’s pretty simple: Facebook has a conservative media outlet serving as a fact checker of progressive content.

Alex Jones wasn’t the hill to die on. This is. https://t.co/U5SYeKsSS3

— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) September 11, 2018

https://archive.fo/AoQRR

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-12/thinkprogress-censored-facebook-after-cheerleading-facebook-censorship

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Brainwashed Retards Bike Through Muslim No-Go Zone To Prove Diversity Works, End Up Getting Murdered

"Evil is a make-believe concept we've invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans."

A progressive young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack while on a bike trip around the world.

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, who were both in their late 20s, quit their jobs in 2017 to embark on a trip around the world. Austin, a vegan, and Geoghegan, a vegetarian, decided that they're were wasting their lives working.

"I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years of my life in swaths of grey and beige,” Austin wrote on his blog before he quit. “I’ve missed too many sunsets while my back was turned. Too many thunderstorms went unwatched, too many gentle breezes unnoticed.”

The couple documented their yearlong journey on social media until it came to a tragic and gruesome end in Tajikistan, a country with a known terrorist presence.

Austin and Geoghegan were riding their bikes in the country on July 29 when they were rammed by a car, according to CBS News. Five men got out of the car and stabbed them to death along with two other cyclists, one from Switzerland and the other from the Netherlands.

“You read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place," Austin wrote. “People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil."

“I don’t buy it," he continued. "Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own… By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind.”

WELL NOW THE WORLD HAS THE PROOF THAT YOU'RE JUST DEAD WRONG!

http://archive.li/ccFaO

https://www.pluralist.com/posts/1824-millennial-couple-bikes-through-isis-territory-to-prove-humans-are-kind-and-gets-killed/partners/44197

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LOL:Aussie police say young boy admitted to a "prank" of needles in fruit

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said those caught piercing supermarket strawberries with needles are comparable to people guilty of possessing child pornography or financing terrorism.

A young boy has been arrested after police said he admitted hiding sewing needles in strawberries in Australia in a scandal that has led to fruit contamination fears across the country.

New South Wales (NSW) police said it had arrested the young boy over behaviour which “could be a prank”.

“Obviously in the last few days we found a young person has admitted to a prank, including putting needles in strawberries,” acting assistant commissioner Stuart Smith said, according to a Seven News report.

He said the boy would ”be dealt with under the youth cautioning system”.

The penalty for deliberately contaminating a food source in NSW is 10 years in jail, but Australia’s prime minister has said the government plans to increase the maximum jail term to 15 years.

“It’s not funny, putting the livelihoods of hard-working Australians at risk,” Scott Morrison said. “If you do that sort of thing in this country we will come after you and we will throw the book at you.”

Police are investigating more than 100 reports of needles found in fruit.

They were first found in strawberries produced by one supplier in the northern state of Queensland, but are now turning up around the country.

Authorities have complained that the vast majority of the 100 reported cases were hoaxes, and warned that pranksters posting images on Facebook claiming that they have discovered tainted fruit could also face prosecution and potential jail time.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australia-strawberries-needles-recalled-boy-arrested-needle-latest-update-a8544561.html

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Wasps are being wiped out as quickly as bees - and their disappearance will be just as disastrous

Wasps are being wiped out as quickly as bees - and their disappearance will be just as disastrous, according to new research.

But the plight of wasps is going under the radar compared to that of their close cousins - because of their unpopularity.

Nature's unloved insects are best known for ruining picnics - and leaving a painful sting when we try to swat them away.

They both pollinate our flowers and crops - but wasps also destroy pests and insects that carry human diseases.

An insect 'armageddon' is under way due to pollution, habitat changes, overuse of pesticides and global warming. And they are vital to the make up of the countryside.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6183081/amp/Dont-kill-wasps-ruin-picnic-theyre-just-important-bees-scientists-warn.html

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In Secret Calls, Putin plays Trump’s Anger at the “Deep State”

Yet more evidence that Vladimir Putin has continued to ply President Trump with opposition to US intelligence and the so-called “deep state” during their conversations since President Trump entered the White House. Not surprising and yet stunning passage in this excerpt from Greg Miller’s new Trump book …

Trump’s admiration for the leader of Russia was inexplicable and never wavered after taking office. He praised the Russian leader, congratulated him, defended him, pursued meetings with him, and fought virtually any policy or punitive measure that might displease him.

A trained intelligence operative, Putin understood the power of playing to someone’s insecurities and ego. On cue, he reciprocated with frequent praise for the president he had sought to install in the White House.

In phone conversations with Trump, Putin would whisper conspiratorially, telling the U.S. president that it wasn’t their fault that they could not consummate the relationship that each had sought. Instead, Putin sought to reinforce Trump’s belief that he was being undermined by a secret government cabal, a bureaucratic “deep state.”

“It’s not us. We get it,” Putin would tell Trump, according to White House aides. “It’s the subordinates fighting against our friendship.”

Why do we think President Trump insisted on a private meeting with Putin in Helsinki, with no aides present?

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/in-secret-calls-putin-cultivated-trumps-anger-at-the-deep-state

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DOJ Employee Exposed In Project Veritas Deep State Sting

DEEP STATE EMPLOYEES EXPOSED:

https://archive.fo/7x1up (James O’Keefe Is Back With More Bombshells)

https://archive.fo/Dxa9F (State Department Employee Exposed In Project Veritas Deep State Sting)

VIDEO: https://youtube.com/watch?v=S9qugiX6uYY

BACKUP: https://www113.zippyshare.com/v/brU0OZMW/file.html

Project Veritas has released the second installment in an undercover video series unmasking the deep state. This video features a Department of Justice paralegal Allison Hrabar reportedly using government owned software and computers to push a socialist agenda. Also featured is Jessica Schubel, the former Chief of Staff for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the last Obama administration.

Both Schubel and Hraber make admissions revealing that federal employees are using their positions in the government to resist or slow the Trump administration’s policies, some likely breaking laws in the process.

https://archive.fo/qHicv

https://www.projectveritas.com/video/deep-state-unmasked-doj-official-resists-from-inside-cant-get-fired-leaks-at-hhs/

Project Veritas has released the second installment in an undercover video series unmasking the deep state. The first report in this series featured Stuart Karaffa, who admitted to performing political activism on behalf of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) while working at the Department of State. The Department of State issued a response to the video stating that they are investigating the matter.

Today’s video features Department of Justice paralegal Allison Hrabar reportedly using government-owned software and computers to push a socialist agenda. Also featured is Jessica Schubel, the former Chief of Staff for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the last Obama administration.

https://archive.fo/cOcv2

https://truepundit.com/okeefe-drops-new-video-deep-state-unmasked-leaks-at-hhs-doj-official-resists-from-inside-and-cant-get-fired/

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Bad! Fired Madeleine McCann Detective Murdered

A detective investigating the mysterious disappearance of Madeleine McCann may have been murdered, police have confirmed.

The blood-soaked body of Kevin Halligen, 56, was found at a mansion in Surrey, England, earlier this year.

Kevin Halligen took over the private investigation into the Madeleine McCann case in May 2008. However, after finding a number of encouraging leads, the McCanns abruptly ended the investigators contract in 2009.

Sky News reports: https://archive.fo/oXrnW

Dublin-born Mr Halligen, who had dual American and Irish nationality, was later extradited to the US where he admitted fraud charges over a previous contract.

He was jailed, but freed because of the time he had already served in custody and later returned to the UK.

In a TV interview he denied he had misused funds in his Madeline investigation and dismissed accusations of leading a lavish lifestyle.

Surrey Police said: “We were called to an address in Cobbett Hill Road, Normandy, Guildford, on Monday following a report of a man in his 50s having been taken unwell, who subsequently died.

“The death is being treated as unexplained and a file will be passed to the coroner’s office in due course.”

The McCanns did not comment, but it is understood they had had no association with him since terminating his contract.

Madeleine was nearly four when she disappeared from the family’s rented holiday apartment in Praia da Luz on the Algarve coast in May 2007.

Her parents hired a series of private investigators who failed to find any trace of her.

In 2011 Scotland Yard began a new investigation, funded by the UK government, but has not solved the mystery – though its work continues.

https://archive.fo/vRbW3

https://yournewswire.com/police-fired-madeleine-mccann-detective-murdered/

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U.S. Tariff Battle: ‘It’s Helping China Be More Competitive’

There is an unintended consequence of the White House’s trade battle with China: Companies in the Pearl River Delta, the center of China’s manufacturing might, are accelerating toward making higher-quality products to compete against American goods.

In response to tariffs, which make his goods more expensive, Michael Lu of LTS Group plans to trim costs by using more robots at his plants, which make lamps, bulbs and other lighting products sold at American stores. He is also moving low-skilled work elsewhere in Asia.

China is forming more trade alliances around the world, they are reducing tariffs and trade barriers as art of those trade alliances, and they are continuing to invest in new infrastructure linking them with other nations (rail to Europe, to Pakistan, through Asia, to the Middle East etc).

The common factor in all of this is that China is becoming more connected, more open in their trade, and the USA is missing out and becoming more isolated.

The end result of which is everyone winning, except the USA

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-twist-in-the-u-s-tariff-battle-its-helping-china-be-more-competitive-1537194771

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‘Immigration is not a human right’: Hungary slams ‘pro-migrant’ UN officials for ‘spreading lies’

Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has accused the UN human rights watchdog of “spreading lies” about his country, saying that immigration was not a “fundamental human right.”

The official took aim at the “independent experts” with the UN Human Rights Council, stating they “should not be independent from the truth.”

“Recently, unfortunately, some UN officials started to spread lies against and about my country,” Szijjarto told the UN body’s meeting on Wednesday.

Such officials would like to “force on us impossible things,” namely allowing illegal migrants into the country, Szijjarto stated. “They say that migration is a fundamental human right, which is a lie,” he stressed.

The harsh statement of the foreign minister came as a response to criticism against Hungarian anti-immigration policies. Last week, the UN rights body blasted the so-called ‘Stop Soros’ law, adopted by the country’s government back in July. The UN paper said Hungary “attacks against civil society, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers” with the law, adding that it’s against the international human rights law and poses a threat to the “values” of the whole European Union.

It added that it targets the critical “civil society” and fuels “hostility, xenophobia and … discrimination against migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and all those trying to provide them support.”

The ‘Stop Soros’ law has imposed restrictions on foreign NGOs, which work with migrants, obliging them to seek licenses from the government. It also criminalized aiding migrants, namely “providing financial or property benefit” to them or simply informing them about the asylum-seeking procedures. Those who do so could now face 12 months in jail.

https://www.rt.com/news/438871-hungary-un-migration-lies/

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Ticketmaster recruits pros for secret scalper program

Box-office giant Ticketmaster is recruiting professional scalpers who cheat its own system to expand its resale business and squeeze more money out of fans, a CBC News/Toronto Star investigation reveals.

In July, the news outlets sent a pair of reporters undercover to Ticket Summit 2018, a ticketing and live entertainment convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Posing as scalpers and equipped with hidden cameras, the journalists were pitched on Ticketmaster's professional reseller program.

Company representatives told them Ticketmaster's resale division turns a blind eye to scalpers who use ticket-buying bots and fake identities to snatch up tickets and then resell them on the site for inflated prices. Those pricey resale tickets include extra fees for Ticketmaster.

"I have brokers that have literally a couple of hundred accounts," one sales representative said. "It's not something that we look at or report."

CBC shared its findings with Alan Cross, a veteran music journalist and host of the radio program The Ongoing History of New Music, who suspects the ticket-buying public will be far from impressed: "This is going to be a public relations nightmare."

He said there have been "whispers of this in the ticket-selling community, but it's never been outlined quite like this before."

"It does seem a bit stinky, doesn't it?"

By partnering with scalpers, Ticketmaster has done an about-face from its position of less than a decade ago when then-CEO Irving Azoff told U.S. legislators: "I believe that scalping and resales should be illegal."

https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/180113/cbc-ticketmaster-recruits-pros-for-secret-scalper-

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Spanish Homo Puts Sculptures of Dick Sucking All Over Town, Disgusting Locals With His Perversion

Valencia (Spain) (AFP) - Explicitly erotic sculptures inspired by ancient Greek ceramic art are making waves at a marina in the Spanish city of Valencia.

By local artist Antoni Miro, the steel figures provide a foretaste of an upcoming exhibition of his at a cultural centre opening soon nearby, said a spokeswoman for the consortium that manages the space.

But for some, such explicit art should not be displayed in a place that is frequented by families with small children.

"The exhibition in the street of these figures that depict blow jobs, masturbation, exposed genitals… with highly explicit sexual content" could violate the law for the protection of minors, the conservative Family Forum association said in a statement.

The images confront children without any prior warning and "are inappropriate for their age", it said.

Miro told AFP he had made the sculptures in 2007 based on scenes that figured on ceramics the ancient Greeks used daily some 2,500 years ago.

It's a "reencounter with our roots," he said in an emailed response to questions.

"It must be seen with normality, it's an act of love."

Asked whether the public outdoor space was appropriate, he said the sculptures belonged there "in front of the Mediterranean sea looking towards Greece, the cradle of culture."

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/ancient-greeceinspired-erotic-art-sparks-debate-in-spain/news-story/

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India criminalizes 3x Talaq,where a Muslim man can divorce his wife by saying talaq,talaq,talaq

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making triple talaq a punishable offence, said Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister for law and justice, IT.

He said that inspite of the Supreme Court annulling it last year, the practice continued "unabated".

Addressing a press conference, the Union minister accused the Congress of not cooperating in the passage of the 'Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill.

Describing the practice as "barbaric and inhuman", he said nearly 22 countries have regulated triple talaq. However, gender justice was given a complete go-by in a secular country like India because of blatant vote bank politics

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/union-cabinet-approves-ordinance-on-triple-talaq/articleshow/65867780.cms

Yea, it's a real thing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_talaq_in_India

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Border Wall Nearly Collapses During Testing, 13 Prototypes 'Breached' Along Mexican Border

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) report on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall shows more than a dozen points were “breached” during tests along the Mexican border.

Prototypes for the barrier between Mexico and the U.S. failed to meet the standards of “non-penetrable,” with the recently released CBP report revealing that several test teams were able to breach sections of the wall. The heavily redacted report showed how the $20 million Otay Mesa border wall designs will need to undergo significant improvements before any construction plans can be implemented.

In at least one case, test crews were able to make the prototype wall completely “unstable" to the point of collapse.

https://www.newsweek.com/border-wall-breach-tests-cbp-report-trump-cost-customs-failure-mexico-1128900

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Stormy Daniels has lots of memories of Donald Trump’s penis

President Donald Trump suffers from a toadstool-shaped penis and is blighted by “Yeti pubes,” according to porn star Stormy Daniels’ forthcoming book.

The revelations about Trump’s peculiarities come in a Tuesday report by the Guardian, after the newspaper landed an early copy of the tell-all memoir, “Full Disclosure.”

The book covers Daniels’ entire life, from growing up in Baton Rouge as Stephanie Clifford, to her rise through the porn industry to her claim that she had an affair with then-businessman Trump in 2006.

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/pa8pbm/stormy-daniels-book-trump-penis?utm_source=dmfb

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Maine restaurant to get lobsters high off marijuana smoke before killing them: 'It is more humane'

Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine currently offers its lobsters steamed or boiled. But the owner is really hoping you'll enjoy them baked out of their skulls.

Charlotte Gill, who opened Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor seven years ago, is experimenting with getting the lobsters high off marijuana smoke before killing and cooking them, believing it to be more humane than the traditional methods.

“I feel bad that when lobsters come here there is no exit strategy,” Gill told the Mount Desert Islander. “It’s a unique place and you get to do such unique things but at the expense of this little creature. I’ve really been trying to figure out how to make it better.”

In the restaurant’s first experiment into the process, a lobster — nicknamed “Roscoe” — was placed into a box with a few inches of water at the bottom, and marijuana smoke was then blown through the water, into the box.

Gill, also a licensed medical marijuana caregiver in the state of Maine, claims Roscoe was much calmer and less aggressive for the subsequent three weeks, and didn’t try to attack the other lobsters in his tank even though his claws were unbound.

She later released Roscoe to the sea “as a thank you,” according to the Islander.

VEGAN 'BRISKET' OUTRAGES BARBECUE FANS ON TWITTER

Following the tests, Gill has dedicated a special outdoor station to sedating the lobsters with THC-infused smoke, but only at the customers’ requests. In the future, she plans to build an even larger tank in order to sedate multiple crustaceans at once.

“The animal is already going to be killed,” said Gill. “It is far more humane to make it a kinder passage.”

Gill also believes this method won’t actually impart the edible lobster meat with THC, as the lobsters will be steamed before being served, thus destroying any residual traces.

“THC breaks down completely by 392 degrees, therefore we will use both steam as well as a heat process that will expose the meat to 420 degree extended temperature, in order to ensure there is no possibility of carryover effect (even though the likelihood of such would be literally impossible),” she told the Islander.

“I’m not selling an edible,” she added.

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/09/18/maine-restaurant-to-get-lobsters-high-off-marijuana-smoke-before-killing-them-it-is-more-humane.html

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McDonald's workers walk out in 10 US cities over 'sexual harassment epidemic'

Last summer Tanya Harrell was working in McDonald’s in Gretna, Louisiana, when she says a co-worker started making unwanted sexual advances.

A colleague she occasionally gave lifts to started touching her inappropriately at work, grabbing her breasts and backside and asking her to touch his penis. “I felt totally exposed, as if I did not have a skin or shell. I felt like I was outside my own body, watching what was happening,” she said in a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

When she complained Harrell said her managers did not take it seriously and suggested there was some kind of relationship between the two and she should take it to the “next level”. She was told she was acting “like a little girl” and was childish to complain about it.

After these incidents another co-worker took her into the men’s bathroom, pinned her against a wall, exposed himself and tried to have sex with her. She burst into tears and was saved only when a manager called for the worker. Harrell never reported the incident because she said her previous complaints had fallen on deaf ears.

On Tuesday Harrell and hundreds of other McDonald’s workers will protest outside the fast-food giant’s restaurants in 10 cities across the US, highlighting what they claim is an epidemic of sexual harassment for workers that they say the company has done little to address.

Workers in Chicago, McDonald’s home town, Durham, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Orlando, San Francisco and St Louis will all walk out at lunchtime in an effort to highlight their struggle and call on the company to take action.

Bolstered by the success of the #MeToo movement, where high-profile women have decried sexual harassment in the workplace, they are hoping the strike will highlight the plight of women and LGBT workers in low-paid jobs who face similar issues on a daily basis but whose struggles rarely make the headlines.

Harrell is one of 10 people who filed charges with the EEOC detailing widespread sexual harassment. They are being backed by the Fight for $15 low-wage group and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, founded earlier this year to help provide lawyers for women who don’t have the money to hire one.

Adrianna Alvarez, who has worked for McDonald’s in Chicago for nine years, says the problem is “nationwide, worldwide”.

“People are scared. They worry that if they complain it will affect their legal status, they could get fired or there could be retaliation,” she said. “Women depend on these jobs.” She said all the women she knows in fast food have examples or know of people who have been affected.

One of her colleagues became so frightened after workplace abuse that she felt unable to use the bathroom. “She couldn’t face passing the manager, to have to hold it in all day, that’s abusive,” said Alvarez.

Annelise Orleck, professor of history at Dartmouth College and author of We Are All Fast-Food Workers, a history of the new labour movement growing among low-wage workers, said abuse of this kind in the fast-food industry was “endemic”.

“There is a big movement of working-class women brewing. They are banking that in the age of #MeToo customers will not tolerate this kind of behavior.”

She pointed to victories by hotel workers in Chicago, where an ordinance now requires hotels to provide panic buttons to all workers who clean, restock, or take inventory alone in guest rooms and rest rooms. A similar ordinance is being discussed in California. Orleck said 66% of hotel workers say they have experienced sexual harassment; in fast food the figure is around 40%.

Macdonalds said it was engaging third-party experts Rainn, an anti-sexual violence organisation, and Seyfarth Shaw at Work, an employment law training firm, to “evolve our policies, procedures and training. We will continue – as we always have – to look at ways to do even more to ensure that McDonald’s values are reflected in every restaurant, every day.”

But the legacy of abuse continues, workers say. Harrell says she is still dealing with the impact of her experience at McDonald’s. “I feel uncomfortable, afraid and upset,” she said. “Managers feel it’s not their problem. They don’t take it seriously,” said Harrell.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/sep/18/mcdonalds-walkout-work

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Alibaba will no longer bring 1 million jobs to the US, citing tariffs

Alibaba’s founder and chairman Jack Ma says the Chinese mega e-commerce company no longer has plans to create 1 million jobs in the US, citing the ongoing trade conflict as the reason Alibaba is retracting its promise to Donald Trump. A new round of tariffs between the US and China will make mutual trade more difficult.

Ma told Chinese state-run news outlet Xinhua today that his promise was based on the assumption that the US and China would have “rational trade relations,” which is no longer the case. “This promise was based on friendly US-China partnership and rational trade relations,” Ma said. “The current situation has already ruined that. There is no way to complete the promise now, but we won’t stop working hard to promote the healthy development of China-US trade.” Last week, Ma announced his plans to retire this year and hand over the company to its current CEO. He denied rumors that he was being forced out.

The initial promise was made in January last year, right before Trump’s inauguration.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/19/17879844/alibaba-us-jobs-tariffs

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Sweden:Albino moose attacks robo lawnmower

A white moose is a rare sight even in its native habitat.

So it was no wonder Marianne Niklasson was so excited to see one chomping away at apples in a front garden of a house in a Swedish village.

Ms Niklasson was able to get up close to the big beast as she stopped to film the rare sighting on her way to her summer cottage in central Sweden.

But while the moose was happy to appear on camera, he was not pleased when another uninvited guest showed up.

Ms Niklasson was still filming the animal when a robot lawnmower lurched into view, interrupting the moose's mealtime and giving him a fright.

After a showdown between machine and beast, the lawnmower was promptly dealt with by a swift stomp.

The moose showed the robot who was boss.

The moose then simply returned to munching on apples.

Ms Niklasson told Swedish broadcaster SVT that she had never seen a white moose before and was amazed that her and her husband were able to get so close.

The couple had been worried the moose would turn his attention to them once he'd destroyed the lawnmower.

"After it attacked the lawnmower, it looked straight at us and then I thought, 'Now he's attacking the car.' So I was really scared," Ms Niklasson told STV.

"We drove away, but the moose stayed. He did not care about us but just wanted more apples."

http://www.itv.com/news/2018-08-28/rare-white-moose-spooked-by-robot-lawnmower-in-swedish-village/

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TRUMP TARIFFS: NEW ENGLAND LOBSTER BUSINESSES SLUMPING UNDER TRADE WAR PRESSURE

"The economic consequences of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China are far-reaching, and now they’re hitting the Northeast. In New England, a lack of lobster exports to Asia have led to a string of price slumps and layoffs.

Just months ago, China was one of the largest importers of U.S. lobsters, but a sky-high tariff imposed by Beijing has led buyers north to Canada instead. The result is a slumping wholesale market and layoffs.

The Lobster Company of Arundel, Maine recently had to get rid of 25 percent of its wholesale staff.

“I can cut my variable costs and tuck my head in and see if this storm passes,” said Stephanie Nadeau, the company’s owner, to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. “What they’ve done is made it so everybody is fighting over the remaining customers. Price goes down, margins go down.”

“I can’t replace China, that’s the reality,” Nadeau told Bangor Daily News. “No one knows what to do because we don’t know how long this is going to last.”

https://www.newsweek.com/lobster-maine-tariffs-trump-china-1123138

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AGs ask for Trump's communications with foreign officials about DC hotel

Two attorneys general are asking a court to order President Trump to hand over any communications with domestic or foreign government officials related to his Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The requests were filed Friday in a U.S. District Court in Maryland, as part of discovery in the civil suit alleging Trump violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, according to NPR.

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh claim in the lawsuit that Trump is profiting from foreign governments without congressional approval due to foreign officials staying in his hotel.

Trump has tried to have the case dismissed, but U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte ruled in July that the lawsuit can go forward.

The attorneys general also asked for records of the hotel’s business with foreign government officials, records of cash flow between the hotel and the president and records from the federal agency that leases the hotel building to the Trump business.

The case is one of multiple lawsuits that Trump has faced, both as president and as an individual, over alleged violations of the Emoluments Clause.

Trump has faced criticism for not fully divesting from his business interests when he took office, instead handing over control of his assets to his two sons.

http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/406888-ags-ask-for-trumps-communications-with-foreign-officials-about-trump

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Trump disputes 3000 Puerto Rico storm death toll, blames Democrats

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico-trump/trump-disputes-puerto-rico-storm-death-toll-blames-democrats-idUSKCN1LT23H

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed Puerto Rico’s official death toll of 3,000 from last year’s Hurricane Maria, bristling at criticism of his administration’s handling of that disaster as another hurricane barreled toward the Southeast.

The Republican president went on to accuse Democrats of inflating the death toll to make him look bad, without providing evidence.

Puerto Rico’s official death toll from Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean island in almost a century, was raised last month from 64, a number widely discounted as far too low, to nearly 3,000, based on a study ordered by the governor of the U.S. territory.

In a tweet, Trump said 3,000 people did not die in the storms.

“When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The tweets drew the ire of Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan who has sharply criticized both the president and his administration’s response to the storm last year that devastated the U.S. territory.

“This is what denial following neglect looks like: Mr Pres in the real world people died on your watch. YOUR LACK OF RESPECT IS APPALLING!” she wrote on Twitter.

The Puerto Rico report found that an estimated 2,975 deaths could be attributed directly or indirectly to Maria from the time it struck in September 2017 to mid-February of this year.

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State Department Employee Exposed In Project Veritas Deep State Sting

State Department Employee Exposed In Project Veritas Deep State Sting

RELATED: >>>/n/671635

FIRST VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXLuqQe8DqQ

BACKUP: https://www38.zippyshare.com/v/Pg206Bjr/file.html

James O'Keefe and his undercover investigators have once again exposed extreme left-wing activists pursuing a progressive agenda within a position of power - this time infiltrating the State Department.

https://archive.fo/JRINA

https://www.projectveritas.com/2018/09/18/deep-state-unmasked-state-department-on-hidden-cam-resist-everything-i-have-nothing-to-lose/

Today, Project Veritas released the first installment in an undercover videoinvestigation series unmasking the deep state. This video features a State Department employee, Stuart Karaffa, engaged in radical socialist political activity on the taxpayer’s dime, while advocating for resistance to official government policies. In addition to being a State Department employee Stuart Karaffa is also a ranking member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (Metro DC DSA.)

Metro DC DSA is a socialist group that works to advance progressive causes in the metropolitan DC area.

Mr. Karaffa’s loyalties seem to be with DSA, not with his employer.

Karaffa told an undercover Project Veritas journalist that he performs DSA activism while at work for the State Department. He explained that he drafts DSA communications while on the job at State Department:

“… I’m careful about it. I don’t leave a paper trail, like I leave emails, and like any press s**t that comes up I leave that until after 5:30. But as soon as 5:31 hits, got my like draft messages ready to send out.”

Karaffa also admits that on behalf of DSA he monitors Virginia political news online while at work:

“You could put two and two together probably. With like web traffic…. So with web traffic, I mean I could make the case before a court of law that- I’m going to the Virginia sort of, campaign finance website- that I’m just interested in what people are doing politically. But if they also go and look at like DSA minutes and like Officer positions they’ll be like, ‘that’s weird, you were the co-chair of the electoral caucus, and you spent three hours on a Virginia campaign finance website.'”

Karaffa does not believe that he will be caught and punished by the appropriate authorities, saying, “Maybe someday I’ll go to board of elections jail, probably not.”

Karaffa does not seem to be concerned about disciplinary action from the State Department: “I have nothing to lose. It’s impossible to fire federal employees.” When asked if his supervisor at the State Department knows about his activism, Karaffa reveals that “nobody knows” about it.

Some government employees are required to regularly submit disclosure forms to help management identify any potential conflicts of interest that may interfere with job responsibilities. Despite disclosing his political activities and officer positions on his financial disclosure form, Karaffa alleges that:

“… somebody just rubber stamps [the form] and it goes forward… I don’t know if [the ethics officer is] all there. He’s so checked out…”

"… I’m careful about it. I don’t leave a paper trail, like I leave emails, and like any press s**t that comes up I leave that until after 5:30. But as soon as 5:31 hits, got my like draft messages ready to send out," says Karaffa, who doesn't believe he'll get caught for pursuing his own agenda within the Department of State.

"Maybe someday I’ll go to board of elections jail, probably not," he said, adding: "I have nothing to lose. It’s impossible to fire federal employees." Karaffa says "nobody knows" about his activism - and that it's easy to circumvent State Department ethics disclosures because "… somebody just rubber stamps [the form] and it goes forward… I don’t know if [the ethics officer is] all there. He’s so checked out…"

https://archive.fo/IDLSB

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-18/resist-everything-socialist-within-state-department-exposed-veritas-deep-state

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Houston:11 yr old negros rob & beat old white folks for 'kicks'

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) –

Authorities say a group of underage robbers who could be responsible for a disturbing string of crimes in southwest Houston told investigators that they committed the crimes just for kicks.

The suspects range in age from 11 to 14 years old.

Investigators with the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office say a group of young suspects have been preying on residents for the last four months. Some of the victims are elderly.

In one case on Sept. 9, 76-year-old Ray Johnson was out for a regular evening walk in the Westbury area when he was beaten with his own walking stick by four suspects. They pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

Johnson, who turns 77 in a couple weeks, said he yelled for help when he was staring down the barrel of the gun and two neighbors ran over to help. The suspects ran off when they spotted the neighbors.

Johnson was pistol whipped and hit on the head twice. He also hurt his left hand, which he used to defend himself.

He had no broken bones and will be OK.

Johnson says he decided to come forward because he loves kids and gets concerned when they start off on the wrong foot. He was also a former Boy Scouts leader who says he has seen troubled kids turn into productive adults.

"I prayed for those kids that night," Johnson said. "There is hope for them. These kids just need a little guidance and a little love. There's hope for them. I love them all."

Man hurt by armed robbers describes how neighbors helped him.

Two days after the attack on Johnson, investigators found video from a convenience store and photos of the suspects leaving the scene.

Working with schools and shop owners, they identified two of the suspects.

Strategic Response Unit Investigators later witnessed four juveniles who fit the description of the suspects from the armed robbery on Johnson stealing a gas can from a lawn maintenance company.

When officers tried to pull them over, two of them fled. The other two were taken into custody.

Officials say that the kids confessed to planning to use the gas cans to torch their car, which was stolen in an aggravated robbery four hours earlier.

Similar to Johnson's case, the victim of the car theft was also assaulted.

A third juvenile suspect was identified and taken into custody.

Two more suspects have been identified. Deputies hope to have them in custody by the end of the day.

A sixth juvenile believed to be linked to the crimes is expected to be in custody by the end of the week.

The suspects' identities are being withheld because of their juvenile status.

Constable Ted Heap says investigators are looking at the possibility that this group could be responsible for 26 criminal cases dating back to May 2017.

That includes nine cases so far through Precinct 5 alone.

All of the incidents happened within a one mile radius. In each instance, the suspects approach individuals, many of them elderly, and ask for change.

They then attack and steal the victim's vehicle or money.

Authorities say all of the kids are in school. They appear to be committing the crimes after school in the evenings or on the weekend. A weapon has not been recovered.

https://abc13.com/we-did-it-for-kicks-11-and-12-year-old-robbery-suspects-beat-man/4275011/

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Pleistocene Park:Russians to bring back Mammoths & Cave lions

Long extinct cave lions may be about to rise from their icy graves and prowl once more alongside woolly mammoths and ancient horses in a real-life Jurassic Park.

In less than 10 years, it is hoped the fearsome big cats will be released from an underground lab as part of a remarkable plan to populate a remote spot in Russia with Ice Age animals cloned from preserved DNA.

Experiments are already underway to create the lions and also extinct ancient horses found in Yakutia, Siberia, seen as a prelude to restoring the mammoth.

Regional leader Aisen Nikolaev forecast that cooperation between Russian, South Korean and Japanese scientists will see the “miracle” return of woolly mammoths inside 10 years.

He said: “The prospect was no longer fantastical.

"Today, technology is developing at an explosive pace, and what yesterday seemed to be scientific nonsense, today is an absolutely clear prospect for scientists.”

Mr. Nikolaev claimed the remarkable return of the extinct beasts will be possible because of DNA material of the giants found in the permafrost in Yakutia, also called Sakha Republic.

“Thanks to cooperation with Korean and Japanese scientists, in my opinion, this [cloning a mammoth] will happen in the next decade."

Further details of the incredible plans for the new “world class paleo-genetic scientific center” will be unveiled next month when Vladimir Putin hosts a major investment forum.

The cloning laboratories – some sunk deep in the permafrost soil –aim to extend research by Russian scientists who are already working closely with South Korean specialists hoping to restore extinct species.

Yakutsk is capital of diamond-rich Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia, where 80 percent of finds of samples of Pleistocene and Holocene animals with preserved soft tissues have been made.

The cloning scientists are already using DNA from the ancient animals has been preserved in remains encased in frozen soil – or permafrost – for tens of thousands of years.

Expert Dr. Lena Grigorieva – who drafted plans for the center –said: “There is no such unique material anywhere else in the world.”

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There are also links between Russian scientists and trailblazing Harvard University geneticist Professor George Church who plans to inset woolly mammoth genes into an Asian elephant embryo by 2020.

Prof. Church has revealed to Sun Online how a cloning project was on the verge of being able to grow a baby mammoth in a lab.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/09/18/woolly-mammoths-will-roam-new-jurassic-park-style-theme-park-with-cave-lions-and-extinct-horses-in-ten-years-russian-scientists-say.html

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Putin Wants America To Know That Asia and Europe Are Now Dumping The US Dollar From Trade

More and more countries in Asia and Europe are ditching the US dollar, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday.

In a statement issued via Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the Russian President pointed out that the world is losing confidence in Washington.

“Suddenly, the US dollar-issuing country is starting to take steps that are shaking confidence in its currency. More and more countries, not only in the East but also in Europe, are beginning to relieve their dependency they have on the US dollar, they suddenly realize: A. it is possible, B. should be done, and C. save yourself if you can, this should be done as soon as possible,” Peskov told the Russian television channel Rossiya 1.

Fort-russ.com reports: https://archive.fo/Peeud

The spokesman, however, noted that “it is not so easy to replace the [current] system”with a new one, emphasizing that the tendency to seek an alternative to the dollar is evident.

The idea of ​​gradual replacement of national currencies in bilateral transactions has recently gained relevance due to US restrictions on countries such as Russia and Iran, as well as other subsequent secondary sanctions.

This comes as the US continues its aggression all throughout the globe through economic means. This includes sanctions on Russia, China, Venezuela, Turkey and Iran to name but a very few.

The EU has been hit with a ‘trade war’ as well. War hawks in the US believe that this behaviour will make states compliant to their imperialist demands, rather it has had the opposite desired outcomeas states are now moving forward in liberating themselves from the US dollar monopoly. This includes through means such as trading in rubles or yuan, trading in local currencies, or establishing their own crypto currencies.

In other cases, such as Turkey, it has turned a pro-US state that is a critical part of NATO, to become increasingly closer with NATO target Russia. This has culminated with Turkey wanting to buy weapons from Russia rather than NATO states such as the US and France.

https://archive.fo/CIilT

https://yournewswire.com/putin-asia-europe-ditching-dollar/

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US police 'using Tiger Text app to conceal evidence'

Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has discovered that a self-deleting messaging app called Tiger Text has been adopted by at least one US police department, which may have used it to share sensitive and potentially incriminating information that they wouldn't want to be disclosed to a court.

Current and former officers from the Long Beach Police Department in Southern California have told Al Jazeera that their police-issued phones had Tiger Text installed on them.

The Tiger Text app is designed to erase text messages after a set time period. Once the messages have been deleted, they cannot be retrieved - even through forensic analysis of the phone.

The police officers who spoke with Al Jazeera said the confidential messaging system was used to share details of police operations and sensitive personnel issues.

Two of the officers claimed that they were also instructed by their superiors to use the app to "have conversations with other officers that wouldn't be discoverable".

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/exclusive-police-tiger-text-app-conceal-evidence-180918052839766.html

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Hillary Clinton Wants To Abolish Electoral College, Destroy Democracy

Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has demanded an end to the electoral college in the wake of President Trump’s victory in 2016.

“You won’t be surprised to hear that I passionately believe it’s time to abolish the Electoral College,” she wrote in an op-ed for the Atlantic.

Hillary regurgitated all the usual talking points about Trump being a racist who was destroying American democracy.

“Trump has sunk far below the already-low bar he set for himself in his ugly campaign,” she moaned, listing a number of offensive things he has done since taking office.

Breitbart.com reports: https://archive.fo/nORwq

Clinton argued Americans that Trump was a racist, citing his comment about “shithole countries” in Africa, suggesting he did not care about the victims in Puerto Rico because they were Latino, failed to condemn hate crimes against Muslims, and criticized NFL players.

“Hate speech isn’t ‘telling it like it is,’” she wrote. “It’s just hate.”

She also complained that Trump lacked “civic, republican virtue” and the idea of public service.

Again, she complained that Trump “won enough Electoral College votes” to beat her in the election and that the Russian manipulations of American elections was still a threat.

Clinton signaled hope in the 2018 midterm elections, taking comfort that more Democrats help stop Trump’s agenda.

“Democracy may be our birthright as Americans, but it’s not something we can ever take for granted,” she wrote. “Every generation has to fight for it, has to push us closer to that more perfect union. That time has come again.”

The Atlantic op-ed was adapted from the paperback edition of her book What Happened.

https://archive.fo/3LAp3

https://yournewswire.com/hillary-clinton-abolish-electoral-college-trump/

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As the Kavanaugh Nightmare Escalates, Trump Is Gripped with Uncertainty as Ivanka Suggests Cutting t

After days of obsessing over the anonymous New York Times op-ed and Bob Woodward’s book Fear, Donald Trump’s mood was improving markedly last week as he watched Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination sailing toward a confirmation vote. “Everyone thought Kavanaugh was a slam dunk,” an outside adviser to the White House told me. In a phone call with Sean Hannity over the weekend, Trump even boasted he’d gotten past Woodward’s book—he told people it was a dud. But his reprieve would be short-lived. On Sunday, college professor Christine Blasey Ford told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh had allegedly attempted to rape her at a party when they were teenagers, thrusting Trump and the White House into a #MeToo crisis at a moment when they can’t afford to antagonize women voters ahead of the midterms.

According to three sources, Kavanaugh’s imperiled confirmation has unsettled Trump and the White House. “Everyone knows his predisposition is to punch back, but this is a different situation than an election,” a former West Wing official briefed on the strategy discussions said. In the past, Trump responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by channeling his mentor Roy Cohn: deny everything, and go on the attack. But he’s been surprisingly measured in his defense of Kavanaugh. In a news conference today, Trump told reporters, “I feel so badly for him that he’s going through this,” but refrained from attacking Ford.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/09/kavanaugh-allegations-trump-ivanka

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Get Ready For 'Fort Trump' Military Base To Open In Poland

Speaking at a press conference after an official visit with President Trump on Tuesday, Polish President Andrzej Duda dropped a surprising proposal for the U.S. military to establish a permanent presence in Poland by opening a large base, and went so far as to suggest it would be called "Fort Trump".

The remarks, which were clearly designed to play on the president's ego, came amidst joint statements wherein both leaders agreed that Moscow has "acted aggressively" in the region. Trump said that he shared concerns about Russian encroachment into former Soviet satellite countries.

Poland, a NATO member state, has long sought to invite closer military relations with the United States, something which Moscow has seen as a serious provocation.

President Duda offered to put more than $2 billion into a proposed permanent American base, to which Trump responded with appreciation.

.@realDonaldTrump's facial expression when hearing Poland might name a military base "Fort Trump" is priceless. pic.twitter.com/wohVn1bLfi

— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 18, 2018

"I invite you to post more American military troops in Poland," Duda said, describing US presence in Poland as a "guarantor of security."

"We're looking at it very seriously, I know Poland likes the idea very much, and it's something that we are considering, yes," Trump told reporters, according to CNN.

President Trump appeared to nod and grin at the moment Duda dropped the "Fort Trump" idea.

Meanwhile Moscow has previously expressed alarm as recently as May over Poland's pushing for an American base so close to Russia's border.

Poland jointed NATO in 1999 along with Hungary and the Czech Republic, in what Russia has legitimately feared is a domino effect that eventually included Baltic states joining up.

https://archive.fo/5DEdj

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-18/polish-president-floats-major-us-base-named-fort-trump-alongside-nodding-us

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Police Announce Clayton Summers Is Guilty

CLAYTON SUMMERS IS GUILTY OF BEING A TALENTLESS FAGGOT

CNN- a young man by the name of Clayton Summers always wanted to be an artist, and as he grew up he continued to practice art. unfortunately, Clayton Summers has no talent and his alleged 'artwork' is fucking worthless.

reports have flooded in that Clayton Summers has begun begging people online for $1 each, using the pathetic and predictable art pseudonym 'PunishedKom'.

The New York Times published an article stating that anime is for effeminate, sexless little faggots, and it all looks the same, but that didn't stop Clayton Summers from creating some of THE ugliest, crappiest, most worthless imitations of anime on Earth. It's really not surprising that he would literally beg people for ONE DOLLAR EACH, because it's not like anybody is going to pay him anything of value for his awful artwork.

The Washington Post reported that Clayton Summers has recently taken out advertisements on the website 8chan, once again begging people, using the name 'PunishedKom'.

MSNBC announced that Clayton Summers needs to get a job cleaning toilets, and stop begging people.

http://mhfap.com/

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Indoctrination, Brainwashing and Politically Correct Stupidity Continues To Fester In US Colleges

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

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180906204050/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/40.html

The University of Maryland at College Park announced Friday a new diversity support group to create a “safe space” for white students to discuss their feelings about “interactions with racial and ethnic minorities.”

The support group, called “White Awake,” will help white students who may “sometimes feel uncomfortable and confused before, during, or after interactions with racial and ethnic minorities.”

“This group offers a safe space for White students to explore their experiences, questions, reactions, and feelings,” the description explains. “Members will support and share feedback with each other as they learn more about themselves and how they can fit into a diverse world.”

The description asks students if they want to “improve [their] ability to relate to and connect with people different from [themselves]” or if they want to become a better “ally.” The new group is now one of four in the university’s “Diversity Issues” program series.

The group is being led by Noah Collins, who works for the UMD Counseling Center, and will be held once a week. Collins specializes in group therapy and is interested “especially in the areas of racial and cultural awareness,” according to his faculty bio.

The safe space has been met with harsh criticism from students on social media.

“I am ashamed over the execution of white awake nor do I fully understand its clause. ‘How they can fit into a diverse world’? Why do they need to attend therapy sessions on how to be a decent human being in society?” a UMD student wrote on Twitter. “Why do they need to have these sessions to learn how to coexist?”

“Just like classes. You can’t take one class and feel like you have all understanding over a certain subject,” the student added. “It takes practice, it takes problems, it takes more than one course, so ‘White Awake’ has good intention but I am skeptical over the fairytale result.”

https://archive.fo/zw33Y

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11309

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Police State USSA: CPS Kidnap Children From Parents For Refusing Expensive Medical Tests

>not researching the problem or consulting a trusted doctor

>bringing your child directly to a US hospital clinic

>trusting the authortities enough to argue with them after you handed them your child

>JUST

A couple are facing child abuse charges in the U.S. for refusing costly medical tests on their daughter

Authorities booked the Indian origin couple for child neglect and abuse after they dared to questioned why their six month old daughter had to undergo expensive tests.

They were granted bail on Thursday after being arrested and jailed but their child and her twin brother will remain under the custody of Child Protective Services.

NDTV reports: https://archive.fo/tc5cv

They were arrested last Friday, weeks after they took her to a hospital at Broward County in Florida with a swollen left arm. However, Child Protective Services will continue to have custody of their six-month-old babies, with no parental access.

The couple, Prakash Settu and Mala Paneerselvam, was earlier sent to a prison in Fort Lauderdale with the bail amount set at $200,000. A person familiar with the matter told NDTV on Thursday that “the bail amount was ultimately reduced to $30,000, and the couple released just a few hours ago”.

The baby, Himisha, and her twin brother were taken away from them by Child Protective Services a few weeks ago.

Friends of the family, who deny the allegations levelled against the couple, have organised an online fundraiser to help them wage a legal battle against the US authorities. “Separating newborn twins from biological parents is a sin. Let them hand over them to me, as a grandmother. I’d take care of them,” Ms Paneerselvam’s mother, Malika, told NDTV.

A close friend of the couple claimed that they had enquired about the need for expensive medical tests at each stage of the treatment only because they could not afford them. “Their insurance did not cover all of them. This was misconstrued as neglect,” the friend said.

The Ministry of External Affairs is also in touch with US authorities in this regard.

https://archive.fo/KmDIG

https://yournewswire.com/couple-arrested-for-not-allowing-expensive-medical-tests-on-baby-daughter/

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Top 20 CHEMICALS that cause cancer are readily found in US foods and drinks

There’s one thing that most major cancer foundations and cancer drive organizations never mention when “searching for the cure” or “marching for the cure” for cancer – and that is chemicals in food. In fact, at most pink ribbon events, many of the worst cancer-causing chemicals are served up in the foods and drinks everybody is sucking down while hoping to find a cure. In fact, you’ll find nitrate-loaded (KFC) fried chicken and Mike’s hard lemonade (alcoholic style) at the Susan Komen Foundation events. They might as well serve carcinogenic diet soda and administer mercury-laden flu shots while they’re at it. Thanks Komen.

Are they sinister or just stupid? How ironic and uneducated these folks are when it comes to “searching for” the prevention and cure of the biggest human health blight this planet has ever seen.

You wouldn’t throw gasoline on a fire to try to put it out, so why eat cancer-causing foods while marching for the cure?

There are so many accidental hypocrites in America. People are literally becoming more ignorant by the day from eating the wrong foods, drinking the wrong drinks, and taking all the wrong medications, and then wondering why “God” or the nation’s “top oncologists” can’t save them with divine intervention or chemotherapy after they’re a couple decades deep into chronic inflammation and irregular cell division.

Listen folks, stop counting calories and start counting chemicals if you want to get healthy, find your ideal weight, and avoid the “disease” (it’s really a cell disorder, not a disease) that’s crippling and offing every third American.

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The number one excuse people have for not regulating and filtering what they eat is that it’s too overwhelming. The number two excuse is that it’s too expensive. Hey, if you want to really be overwhelmed and bankrupt, just try getting cancer and paying the copays for surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and prescription drugs for the rest of your shortened, miserable life.

Here’s a start – filter out the top twenty (and most common) chemicals that are concocted in laboratories, added to typical American foods and beverages, and then labeled as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) by the FDA.

Top 20 carcinogenic agents that wreck the “search for the cure” for cancer by strangling and mutating your cells

Nitrates and Nitrites (think of hot dogs, bacon, deli meats)

Sodium Benzoate (think of foods in jars and sodas)

Aspartame (think of diet drinks, most chewing gum, mouthwash and breath mints)

Bleach (think whitened foods, like bread, flour, sugar, rice, pasta)

Ammonia (most treated meats, including fish)

Sucralose – an artificial sweetener (think of Splenda) – synthetic, lab-made

FD&C industrial-based food coloring: Yellow, Blue, Red and artificial caramel coloring (think candy, cereal, cough syrup)

Parabens – common in beer, sodas, sauces, jams, dairy products. Parabens are often found present in breast tumors

Phthalates – commonly found in meats and cheeses that are packaged in microwaveable plastic

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – a.k.a. SLS – yes, it’s found in food too (not just personal products); like dried eggs, marshmallows, drink mixes – SLS serves as a thickener or emulsifier

Fluoride (think of tap water, toothpaste, and mouthwash)

Insecticides – most conventional food contains them

Herbicides, especially Roundup (most conventional wheat, vegetables and fruit)

GMOs – genetically modified organisms in food (vaccines and medicine also)

Bisphenol A (BPA) – artificial estrogen, hormone disrupting chemical that leaches from can liners and plastic bottles

Phosphoric Acid (think of sodas)

Hormones in meat and dairy

Hexane (think of hydrogenated oils)

Aluminum (think antacids and tap water)

Gluten (causes constipation, cancerous polyps)

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-17-top-20-chemicals-that-cause-cancer-found-in-us-foods-and-drinks.html

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Weather Channel Caught Staging Fake News During Hurricane Coverage

RELATED: >>>/n/670811

CNN have a challenger for the title of World’s Fakest News Broadcast with The Weather Channel outdoing themselves in the deception department during Friday’s hurricane coverage.

Weather Channel “reporter” Mike Seidel was broadcasting live from Wilmington, North Carolina, as the storm was moving in. You can see him bravely battling the squall, struggling to stay on his feet, as he proclaims, “This is about as nasty as it’s been.”

But there is just one problem.

Two guys start strolling by in the parking lot in the background of the shot, checking their phones, conversing, and generally acting casual. Meanwhile, in front of them, the Weather Channel reporter is putting in an Academy Award winning performance, pretending that the storm is about knock him off his feet and blow him all the way to South Carolina.

WATCH: Weather Channel Reporter Acts As If He Can Barely Stand During Hurricane Coverage as 2 Citizens Casually Walk By

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 14, 2018

https://www.real.video/5835253261001 (video)

https://www.real.video/5835252104001 (review)

After being caught with this over-dramatization, the Weather Channel told Buzz Feed “It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted.”

So now the Weather Channel is saying it’s easier to gain footing on wet concrete than it is in grass and mud? They should really quit while they are ahead and admit to faking the news to create a bit of drama.

While this parking lot fiasco might be classified as a small lie, it demonstrates that deceit and manipulation are fundamental to mainstream media operations these days. You know you are dealing with compulsive liars when they lie even when there is nothing to be gained by it.

According to Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist, CNN is routinely paid by the US government and foreign governments to selectively report on certain events. Furthermore, the Obama administration pay CNN for editorial control over some of their content.

https://archive.fo/bgrLs

https://yournewswire.com/weather-channel-fake-news-hurricane/

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Trump admin to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Sept 20,installs a backdoor

The Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies.

The messages will bear the headline “Presidential Alert”, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said in a statement this week. Phones will make a loud tone and have a special vibration, said FEMA, which will send the alert.

The test message, scheduled for 2:18 p.m. EDT on Thursday, will read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

The test has been scheduled to ensure that the alert system would work in the event of a national emergency. ==U.S. cellphone users will not be able to opt out.==

Former President Barack Obama signed a law in 2016 requiring FEMA to create a system allowing the president to send cellphone alerts regarding public safety emergencies.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-alerts/trump-administration-to-send-us-cellphones-a-test-alert-on-thursday-idUSKCN1LV0N6

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Newly Released Documents Reveal FBI Knew Steele Dossier Was A 'Crock Of Shit'

The FBI always knew the anti-Trump dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele was a “crock of sh*t,” according to newly released government docments.

In a document published on FBI.gov earlier this week, the FBI acknowledge that they didn’t have much confidence in the infamous dossier and knew it to be “minimally corroborated.”

“Medium confidence generally means the information is credibly sourced and plausible but not of sufficient quality or corroborated sufficiently to warrant a higher level of confidence,” reads an appendix to the report. “Additional reporting of information or sources have the potential to increase the FBI’s confidence levels or substantively change analytical judgments.”

https://vault.fbi.gov/records-between-fbi-and-christopher-steele/records-between-fbi-and-christopher-steele-part-02-of-02/view

Dailycaller.com reports: https://archive.fo/aHWkN

The dossier has been a topic of intense debate since its publication on Jan. 10, 2017. The 35-page report alleges a vast conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian government and claims that the Kremlin has blackmail material on President Donald Trump.

Republicans have faulted the FBI for relying on the unverified dossier to obtain four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The FBI had obtained at least two FISAs against Page by the time the bureau wrote Steele’s Human Source Validation Report.

Page has vehemently denied the dossier’s allegations about him. The report claims that Page was the Trump campaign’s chief negotiator with the Russian government.

A group of House Republicans has waged an investigation into whether the FBI and Department of Justice abused the FISA process by relying on the dossier, which was ultimately funded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Republicans have also questioned why the FBI relied on Steele’s reporting even after the bureau terminated him as a confidential source just before the election. The FBI cut ties on Nov. 1, 2016 after learning he had unauthorized contact with a reporter from Mother Jones magazine.

Unknown to the FBI at the time, Steele also met in September and October 2016 with reporters from several other news outlets, including a reporter from Yahoo! News who published a report on Sept. 23, 2016 that relied on Steele as a source.

The FBI document backs up one section of a memo released in February by Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

“After Steele was terminated, a source validation report conducted by an independent unit within FBI assessed Steele’s reporting as only minimally corroborated,” Republicans asserted in the memo released on Feb. 2.

https://archive.fo/Zehfv

https://yournewswire.com/fbi-knew-steele-dossier-crock-sht/

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Cuckservative RINOs Join Fight To Delay Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Over Alleged Sex In Highschool

RELATED: >>>/n/671019

Over the past few days, what appeared at first to be a merely token resistance to the nomination of Trump SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh has morphed into something entirely more menacing. And for the first time since Kavanaugh's name was first floated in June, his nomination may be in jeopardy.

After allegations of decades-old sexual improprieties first surfaced last week, it looked as if Kavanaugh would easily surmount this obstacle. But we have to give the Democrats credit: They have lined up their dominoes perfectly. And on Sunday, they set their plan in motion when the Washington Post published an in-depth interview with Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. The story detailed a blow-by-blow accounting of Ford's allegations, as well as her explanation for why she neglected to share her experience until decades later. Tellingly, the story also noted that Democrats have been sitting on the story since July, and that Ford only decided to out herself after some unscrupulous members of the Judiciary Committee shared her identity with the press - or at least that's what California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office alleges.

While the allegations are relatively tame by #MeToo era standards (the incident allegedly unfolded when Kavanaugh was 17), it has apparently been enough for Democrats and a handful of turncoat moderate Republicans to successfully shut down a planned Thursday vote of the Judiciary Committee. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake effectively shut down the vote last night when he revealed that he wanted to hear more from Ford before voting. Without Flake, the Republicans' 11-10 majority on the Judiciary Committee shifts to a 10-11 vote in favor of the Democrats. While Committee Chairman Charles Grassley has said he'd like the vote to proceed as scheduled, media reports say he is quietly working to organize a private call involving Ford and curious Senators in an effort to help mitigate their concerns.

But looking further ahead, Republican leaders might have more difficulty as Tennessee Republican Bob Corker - who is not a member of the Judiciary Committee but could still hold up the final confirmation vote - said Sunday that he'd also like to see Thursday's committee vote delayed.

Here's more from Bloomberg:

"I’ve made it clear that I’m not comfortable moving ahead with the vote on Thursday if we have not heard her side of the story or explored this further," said Flake, who has the power to stall consideration if all Democrats on the panel join him since Republicans only hold an 11-10 majority on the committee. Flake’s office didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Corker of Tennessee, who isn’t a member of the panel but whose vote is critical to confirmation, also doesn’t want the committee to vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation until Ford’s allegations can be heard, said his spokeswoman, Micah Johnson. The senator wants the allegations to be heard promptly, she said.

However, at least one of the Senate's reputed moderates has stood up to the Democrats in an interview with the New York Times, castigating them for withholding this information until so late in the process (remember: Feinstein justified this decision by saying she had referred Ford's allegations to the FBI, who reportedly added them to his background check file).

"What is puzzling to me is the Democrats, by not bringing this out earlier, after having had this information for more than six weeks, have managed to cast a cloud of doubt on both the professor and the judge," Collins told The New York Times.

Collins asked if Democrats believed Ford, "why didn't they surface this information earlier," and if they didn't believe Ford, "why did they decide at the 11th hour to release it?"

"It is really not fair to either of them the way it is was handled," Collins said.

Collins comments come after Ford spoke publicly about the alleged incident for the first time during an interview with The Washington Post that was published on Sunday.

https://archive.fo/iLoIb

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-17/she-must-be-heard-republicans-join-fight-delay-kavanaugh-confirmation-vote

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Czech PM Blasts EU's Amnesty Destabilization Policy: "Europeans Are Shocked And Frightened"

In an apparent bid to join the Italian-Hungarian "anti-immigration axis", Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis declared that Europe must fight for its culture and values amidst the migration crisis, and said the recent riots in Germany show how the uncontrolled influx of migrants leads to explosive situations.

“Chemnitz is just right around the corner!” Babis said on Sunday referring to the chaos that engulfed the eastern German city last week during pro and anti-migrant rallies held there. "I’ve been thoroughly explaining that this is a fight to preserve our European civilization and culture. We don’t want to live in Africa or the Middle East here. We must fight for our values."

"Have you seen the pictures of migrant ships heading for tourist beaches? Europeans are shocked and frightened. The same thing happened in Chemnitz. There was not only a murder committed, but also the murders of teenage girls and sexual assaults,” Babis raged.

Last week, the Germany city of Chemnitz became the scene of standoffs between anti-migrant protesters and communists after a local German man was killed in a brawl with migrants from Iraq and Syria.

The ensuing violence was condemned by the authorities, and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Germans to stand up against "right-wing extremism", although he criticized many of his peer as being too lazy to stand up against "racism."

Speaking on Czech TV, Babis said that events in Chemnitz demonstrate how the influx of migrants creates explosive situations, when foreigners clash with native-born citizens. Such cases are very dangerous for Europe, as the tensions in Germany also affect neighboring countries.

The minister also reiterated his long-standing opposition to the European Commission’s attempts to force his country into accepting migrants. He blasted the existing EU migration policies, and argued that European states must “unite” to come up with a viable solution on migration crisis.

As RT notes, Andrej Babis spent last week traveling to Italy, Hungary, and Malta, where he sought solidarity with his approach to tackling migration. He is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday. Foreign Affairs Minister Maas had earlier argued that the EU shouldn’t simply force its individual members into accepting asylum-seekers, a move that was commended by Babis.

https://archive.fo/kECiH

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-03/europeans-are-shocked-and-frightened-czech-pm-blast-europes-migrant-policy

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Bankers, Tech Execs Know The Collapse Of Society Is Coming And Are Prepping For It

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

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180831045739/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/1.html

While most of the general population has been lulled into a false sense of security, bankers and tech executives are spending millions upon millions of dollars to prepare for the collapse of society. Do they know something that the rest of us do not?

Apparently talk of doomsday scenarios has become very popular at Silicon Valley dinner parties, and as you will see below, having a plan to escape to New Zealand appears to be a very popular “Plan B” among the tech elite. Of course this is not just a west coast phenomenon. Many bankers on the east coast have similar concerns and have also been developing contingency plans. Ladies and gentlemen, they know what is coming and they are feverishly getting prepared for it. In fact, J.P. Morgan Chase’s head quant just publicly declared that the next financial crisis is going to result in “social unrest not seen in the U.S. in half a century”. The following comes from CNBC…

Sudden, severe stock sell-offs sparked by lightning-fast machines. Unprecedented actions by central banks to shore up asset prices. Social unrest not seen in the U.S. in half a century.

That’s how J.P. Morgan Chase‘s head quant, Marko Kolanovic, envisions the next financial crisis. The forces that have transformed markets in the last decade, namely the rise of computerized trading and passive investing, are setting up conditions for potentially violent moves once the current bull market ends, according to a report from Kolanovic sent to the bank’s clients on Tuesday. His note is part of a 168-page mega-report, written for the 10th anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, with perspectives from 48 of the bank’s analysts and economists.

If you visit my website on a regular basis, you already know that I have been warning that rising levels of anger and frustration are rapidly eroding the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis.

Back in 1968, the Vietnam war was in full swing, a presidential election was approaching and two of the most prominent leaders in America had just been assassinated. Chaos erupted in the streets as a result, and Kolanovic is absolutely convinced that we will see a similar eruption soon…

Kolanovic closes his report on an ominous note: “The next crisis is also likely to result in social tensions similar to those witnessed 50 years ago in 1968.”

That year saw the peak of both the Vietnam War and anti-war movement and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Today, the internet and social media are helping to polarize groups, and events including the U.S. election and Brexit show tensions that will probably worsen in the next crisis, he said.

When society begins to come apart at the seams, many among the elite do not plan to stick around for the day of reckoning.

https://archive.fo/AnXTw

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Mass Voter Fraud Caught In Sweden, Social Democrat Party Used Taxpayer Money To Bribe Migrants To Vo

A strong showing by the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats in the Swedish elections on September 9 drained away so many votes from the establishment parties that the two main parliamentary blocs were left virtually tied and far short of a governing majority.

The Sweden Democrats won 17.5% of the vote and emerged as the third-largest party in the country, according to the official election results released on September 16. The result, a 4.6% improvement on the 12.9% it won in 2014, placed the Sweden Democrats into a situation of holding the balance of power in the next parliament.

Incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's center-left Social Democrats came in first, with 28.3% of the vote — the party's worst result in more than 100 years. The center-right Moderate party came in second, with 19.8% of the vote, a 3.5% drop from 2014.

With eight political parties in the Swedish Parliament, the establishment parties traditionally have organized themselves into two rival parliamentary blocs: On the left, the Social Democrats and their allies garnered 40.7% of the vote. On the right, the Moderates and their allies won 40.3% of the vote.

Although the Sweden Democrats are now in a position to play kingmaker in Parliament, the mainstream blocs have vowed not to cooperate with them because of their "nationalist" positions on immigration and the European Union.

A YouGov poll published on September 5 — just four days before the election — showed that support for the Sweden Democrats was at 24.8%, compared to 23.8% for the Social Democrats and 16.5% for the Moderates. In other words, the poll suggested that the Sweden Democrats had become the largest party in Sweden.

Observers have proffered several theories to explain the disconnect between the polls and the final election results. Some commentators have pointed to efforts by the mainstream parties to portray the Sweden Democrats as "far right," "racist," and "neo-Nazi" due to the party's supposedly "nationalist" and "populist" stance on immigration. The stigma of voting for the Sweden Democrats may have given some voters pause.

During a televised debate in October 2016, for example, Prime Minister Löfven called the Sweden Democrats "a Nazi party, a racist party." He also claimed that "swastikas are still in use at their meetings."

Löfven later relented and said that his words had been taken out of context. Since then, however, Löfven has repeatedly accused the Sweden Democrats of having links to Nazism, even though Åkesson, who became party leader in 2005, has applied a zero-tolerance policy toward racism and has expelled members suspected of extremism.

https://archive.fo/vVB9I

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Trump Administration Set To Secure $5 Billion To Build Border Wall

President Trump and congressional leaders have agreed to a border wall funding showdown after the upcoming November midterms and canny negotiating means it is increasingly likely Trump will receive $5 billion to build the wall, more than twice what the White House initially sought.

While appropriations bills are moving at the fastest pace in over 20 years, with many expected to be approved by Oct. 1, the start of the fiscal year, Homeland Security funding for the wall is likely to be delayed, said officials.

Plans are already underway to approve temporary, “stopgap,” funding that will cover Homeland until its new spending is approved after the wall funding fight.

However, in a good sign for the White House, the Senate has already locked in the $1.6 billion Trump sought this year in wall construction funding in a bipartisan vote and it will be included in the stopgap bill.

Washington Examiner reports:

The House is likely to approve $5 billion for the wall, matching Trump’s top level wish and setting up negotiations with the Senate.

Threats of a shutdown over not getting full funding for the wall by Oct. 1, however, threaten to disrupt the plan agreed to at a recent White House meeting between Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, according to a key official.

Should Trump shift and shut the government down, Democrats would likely make demands for their support and that would include funding for their pet projects.

“A shutdown scenario becomes a lot more expensive,” said a congressional negotiator.

To convince the president against a shutdown, officials are pointing to the pledge to push for more border wall funding after the election.

https://archive.fo/v0B6W

https://yournewswire.com/trump-win-billion-build-wall/

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Hurricane Florence: Emergency declared at Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has declared a state of emergency for both units of the Brunswick nuclear power facilities in North Carolina. An “unusual event” has occurred which is interfering with the ongoing “hot shutdown” of the nuclear power plants (a process which takes several weeks to complete).

Full details of the event are found at this NRC.gov nuclear power plant alert page, which states:

UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO SITE CONDITIONS PREVENTING PLANT ACCESS

“A hazardous event has resulted in on site conditions sufficient to prohibit the plant staff from accessing the site via personal vehicles due to flooding of local roads by Tropical Storm Florence.”

Notified DHS SWO, FEMA OPS, and DHS NICC. Notified FEMA NWC, NuclearSSA, and FEMA NRCC via email.

In other words, the Brunswick power facilities can no longer be accessed by workers and technicians even as they are running a “hot shutdown” which requires human oversight.

The Brunswick power plants, in other words, are running blind.

As Natural News previously reported, Hurricane Florence achieved a direct hit on the Brunswick power facilities, drenching the entire area with unprecedented rain and flooding.

Natural News was one of the few media outlets in the world to point out the risk of nuclear emergencies before Hurricane Forence made landfall. This article asks whether a Fukushima-like event could unfold in North America. The answer is yes, it can.

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-11-fukushima-twelve-nuclear-power-plants-in-the-path-of-hurricane-florence.html

Now the NRC has declared an emergency at the Brunswick facility. Personnel are not able to access the plant, which is running a “hot shutdown” sequence. The facility is apparently running blind.

At risk is the entire Eastern seaboard of the United States, which would be rendered uninhabitable for 300 years if a nuclear fuel meltdown occurs.

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-17-emergency-declared-at-brunswick-nuclear-power-plant-in-north-carolina-all-personnel-blocked-from-entering-the-facility-as-hot-shutdown-under-way.html

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Fart Expert: Gas Can Leak Out Of Mouth If You Hold It In

Clare Collins, a professor of nutrition and dietetics at the University of Newcastle says it comes right out of your mouth.

Collins, who shared her results on The Conversation, examined the process of farting and how it relates to our dietary intake.

Researchers say 10 healthy people volunteered to have the amount of gas they passed over a day quantified.

Researchers added baked beans to their diet, and at times, psyllium, which a source of fiber.

Collins found that a high fiber diet led to fewer, but bigger farts.

But before you hold in your farts hear this.

“A buildup of intestinal gas can trigger abdominal distension, with some gas reabsorbed into the circulation and exhaled in your breath. Holding on too long means the buildup of intestinal gas will eventually escape via an uncontrollable fart,” says Collins. “The research is not clear on whether the rise in pressure in your rectum increases your chance of developing a condition called diverticulitis, where small pouches develop in the gut lining and become inflamed – or whether it doesn’t matter at all.”

So the next time if you feel the gas coming, researchers suggest maybe find another room to relieve yourself.

But regardless of the room ….

“Whether you make it there or not, the best thing for your digestive health is to just let it go,” Collins says.

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/09/17/fart-mouth-study/

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Armageddon Fears Grow After Russian Plane Downed And China Forces US Navy Out Of Israel

Armageddon Fears Grow After Russian Plane Downed And China Forces US Navy Out Of Israel

NEPTUNE'S FREAKIN' NEWS!

A grimly worded new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin reveals that its Members engaged in an hours-long discussion earlier today related to The Apocalypse of John (aka New Testament Book of Revelation) account of the end time battle of the world’s armies prophesized to occur during the last days in Tel Megiddo-Israel—otherwise known as the Battle of Armageddon, and whose talks about were spurred by Israeli air forces deliberately causing the shooting down of an unarmed Russian military surveillance plane while it was landing at its base in Syria—that occurred at the same time Israel gave the keys to its largest port to China forcing the US Navy to abandon it—thus now placing into the Armageddon region the world’s three most powerful armies the ancient Prophets had foretold would happen over 2,000 years ago. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

https://www.rt.com/news/438686-syria-russia-s200-il20/

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-israel-is-giving-china-the-keys-to-its-largest-port-and-the-u-s-navy-may-abandon-israel-1.6470527

According to this report, among the most vital truths being denied to the American people by their “Deep State” rulers, as they watch the world spiral ever closer to Armageddon, is that Russia is a Christian democratic-theocracy whose form of government is one in which God is the source from which all authority derives—and that operates under the strict religious doctrine of “Just War” that only authorizes military force to be used in the defence of Christian lives—and is why, in 2015, a “Holy War” was declared against the radical Islamic terrorist group ISIS.

http://www.indjst.org/index.php/indjst/article/viewFile/102013/73570

https://www.geopolitica.ru/en/1221-russia-declares-holy-war-on-islamic-state.html

In September-2015, this report explains, President Putin received authorization from the Federation Council to launch “Holy War” air strikes on Syrian soil against ISIS terrorists under the international legal principle of “intervention upon invitation”—and that Russia received after being asked to intervene in this conflict by the Syrian government—but was not given to the United States who continues to illegally fight in Syria in violation of all international laws.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/legal-basis-foreign-military-intervention-syrian-territory-805524848

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/04/13/attacking-syria-wasnt-legal-a-year-ago-its-still-not/

Having the full permission of the Syrian government to prosecute this “Holy War” against ISIS, this report further explains, Russian military forces, operating under the religious doctrine of “Just War”, are restricted to fighting only against ISIS terrorists—with their, also, being able to accept military cooperation in doing so from anyone, including Syria, Iran, Israel, Turkey and the United States—but who are not permitted to use lethal force against anyone other than ISIS.

Under “Just War” restrictions, therefore, this report details, Russian military forces are forbidden to intervene in any conflict in Syria not involving ISIS—the most dangerous of which is the ongoing Iran–Israel proxy conflict raging throughout Syria—that near daily sees Israeli attacks on Iranian military forces in Syria—that the Syrian government can defend against, but not Russian military forces.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93Israel_proxy_conflict

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Trump, aides on tape laugh about Niger ambush that left 4 US soldiers dead

President Donald Trump drew laughs from some of his aides as he joked about what a “rough business” terrorism is while discussing an ambush in Niger that left four U.S. soldiers dead last year, according to a covert recording released Monday.

Trump made the comments during a closed-door meeting at the White House in the wake of the Oct. 4, 2017, attack on the U.S. special forces, who were advising local troops fighting Islamic extremists in the African nation.

Former White House communications aide Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly recorded the conversation and provided a tape of it to MSNBC on Monday afternoon.

The president can be heard on the tape telling his aides the U.S. and Nigerien troops “got attacked by 50 real fighters,” who he claimed were in Africa because the American military had chased them out of the Middle East.

“So it’s a rough business. I wouldn’t, I don’t think I’d want to be a terrorist right now,” Trump said, prompting guffaws from the staffers in the room. “It’s not a good life. … The reason they’re there is because we forced them out and the toughest, bravest are left, and it’s not nearly as many, it’s not nearly as intense, but it’s pretty intense, you see that happening. So that’s that.”

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180910/trump-aides-on-tape-laugh-about-niger-ambush-that-left-4-us-soldiers-dead

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Massachusetts gas explosion police tweet lets slip scale of leftwing surveillance

At the height of Thursday night’s gas emergency that affected 8,000 people and in which one person was killed, Massachusetts state police posted to Twitter a map of responses to fires and explosions.

It was an image of a computer monitor, showing locations of 39 incidents as confirmed “by MSP Watch Center”, and it included a vital message: “Reminder: all residents of Lawrence/Andover/N[orth] Andover who have Columbia Gas must evacuate, as should anyone else who smells gas.”

But the image also showed something else: a bookmarks bar at the top of the browser window which listed several leftwing groups.

The bookmarks included a Facebook group for Mass Action Against Police Brutality (MAAPB); the Coalition to Organize and Mobilize Boston Against Trump (Combat); Facebook 413; Facebook MA Activism; and Resistance Calendar, which notes timings for canvassing for Democratic or progressive candidates and anti-Trump rallies.

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The state police’s official Twitter account shared the image at 6.26pm. Less than half an hour later it deleted it and shared a new one, which had been cropped. But the first tweet had already drawn the attention of activists and reporters, who shared screenshots and began a social media debate about online police surveillance.

The MSP Watch Center is the information-gathering Commonwealth Fusion Center, formed in 2005 to facilitate the “collection, analysis and dissemination of intelligence relevant to terrorism and public safety”. There are more than 100 such centers nationwide.

The Massachusetts state police director of media communications, David Procopio, told the Guardian police have a “responsibility to know about all large public gatherings of any type and by any group, regardless of their purpose and position, for public safety reasons”.

He added: “We do not collect information about – nor, frankly, do we care about – any group’s beliefs or opinions.”

Pressed about the organizations bookmarked, the circumstances of the post and the role of intelligence analysts within MSP, he declined to comment further.

Tom Arabia, a co-founder of Combat, said: “No one can deny the Massachusetts state police are surveilling leftwing organizations.”

He added that the image on the state police tweet “was both unsurprising and also a bit scary, because of how intimate it is in a sense to see your own organization listed in a police browser’s bookmarks”.

Combat’s Facebook page had not had a new post since November 2017, when it shared a post about a gathering for racial justice. Founded shortly after the election of Donald Trump and in protest against his policies, the group describes itself as an intersectional coalition of students, artists and workers “organizing creatively to resist all forms of oppression”. It has not met for some time.

In a message to the Guardian, the group’s leadership said: “The fact that state police, who are funded by our taxpayer dollars, are spending time monitoring groups on Facebook that opposed racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic violence, instead of those groups who perpetuate such violence, is abhorrent and should be examined under scrutiny.”

The group added that it had no plans to reactivate. Nonetheless, former members were “deeply disconcerted”, it said.

An organizer for one of the other bookmarked organizations called for transparency on who made the post and what kind of surveillance was being carried out.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/15/massachusetts-police-tweet-leftwing-surveillance-boston

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Paul Manafort Forfeits $22 Million in New York Real Estate in Plea Deal

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, is forfeiting an estimated $22 million worth of real estate in New York — including three Manhattan apartments, a Brooklyn townhouse and a home in the Hamptons — as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors announced on Friday.

Under the terms of the deal, Mr. Manafort agreed to tell all he knows to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Mr. Manafort, 69, said he would turn over to the government the five properties in New York, including an apartment in Trump Tower, as well as the contents of three bank accounts and his life insurance policy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/15/us/paul-manafort-plea-deal-property.html

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Jasper police officers suspended for 'white power' hand symbol in post-arrest photo

Four officers from the Jasper Police Department have been suspended after making and upside-down "OK" sign with their hands in a post-arrest photo taken by a Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle photographer, city officials told AL.com.

Some people have claimed the gesture is actually a hate symbol that means "white power." The photo in question was posted Thursday in a story about a recent drug arrest in Jasper.

Jasper Mayor David O'Mary told AL.com in an email the officers have been suspended from the narcotics team.

"The Civil Service Board has a say in what happens relative to compensation loss. We feel it is within the powers of the Mayor to impose a five day loss of pay," O'Mary said in an email. "In addition we will require some diversity training."

He said the officers could be suspended for two weeks.

Some people consider the hand symbol, simply the hand sign for "OK," is actually a sign that means "white power."

However, opinions on this matter are varied. Last year, the Anti-Defamation League said the hand sign is not a hate symbol.

A post from the ADL blog claims the rhetoric behind the "OK" was created in a social media hoax that began on 4chan.

"The 'OK' hand gesture hoax originated in February 2017 when an anonymous 4channer announced 'Operation O-KKK,' telling other members that 'we must flood Twitter and other social media websites…claiming that the OK hand sign is a symbol of white supremacy,'" according to the blog.

https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/07/jasper_officers_suspended_for.html

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No Bond for Miami Cop who Held Gun to 8 yr old Girl's Head and Molested Her

A Miami-Dade police lieutenant accused of molesting a girl over the course of two years appeared in court Friday, where he was ordered to be held without bond.

"I am ordering you to stay away from the victim. No contact with the victim," the judge told Braulio Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, 44, a 19-year veteran of the force, was arrested Thursday by his own agency on accusations that he molested the victim from 2011 to 2013, when she was between the ages of 8 and 10.

According to the arrest warrant, the victim told her psychologist Sept. 5 about what had happened to her.

The Florida Department of Children and Families was notified and interviewed the child.

According to the warrant, the girl said Gonzalez fondled her breasts, buttocks and vagina over and underneath her clothing.

The victim told investigators the police lieutenant also forced her to touch him inappropriately.

According to the warrant, the victim recalled to detectives the first time she was sexually assaulted by Gonzalez, saying she was awakened by him pointing a gun at her head.

Police said the victim claimed Gonzalez told her he would kill her and a loved one who was sleeping in another bed in the same bedroom if she didn't follow him.

Authorities said Gonzalez then led the girl to his bedroom, where he had her lay down on his bed and molested her.

The arrest warrant stated Gonzalez also forced the child to touch his penis.

Gonzalez faces numerous charges, including four counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under 12 and one count of armed kidnapping of a child under 13.

"To say that I am shocked and disturbed at these serious allegations is an understatement," Miami-Dade Police Director Juan J. Perez said in a statement Thursday. "As I have said before, no one is above the law, and I offer the victim in the case my assurance of our commitment to a thorough investigation."

Gonzalez most recently worked as a member of the Police Department's special patrol bureau.

https://www.local10.com/news/florida/miami-dade/miami-dade-police-lieutenant-accused-of-molesting-girl-held-without-bond

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Taco Bell voted best Mexican restaurant in the country

The Harris Poll, a nationwide customer survey of their favorite brands, has released its 2018 results.

The poll surveyed more than 77,000 customers in the U.S. on more than 3,000 brands to find which companies are the favorites among consumers.

Respondents weighed in on everything from printers to pizza, and the results are surprising. Here are some of consumers’ top choices.

Best Mexican Restaurant: Taco Bell

The after-hours crowd is still probably Taco Bell's biggest customer base, but the company has grown its popularity through creative ads like the Nacho Fries conspiracy theory movie trailers starring Josh Duhamel and a strong social media presence.

The company has 7,000 locations and does nearly $2 billion in revenue.

Best Burger Restaurant: Five Guys

The Virginia burger chain now has 1,500 locations and is in 13 countries. The company started in 1986, when Jerry Murrell and his four sons were the original "Five Guys." All of the sons are still with the company, which now employees 15,000 people.

Best Coffee Shop: Krispy Kreme

This is probably more about the donuts than the coffee, but there's no question Krispy Kreme reigns supreme in the fried dough arena.

The company, which turned 81 in July, has locations all over the world and opened its 1,000th shop in Kansas City, Kansas in 2015. The first customer received a dozen free donuts every week for a year.

Best Chicken Restaurant: Chick-fil-A

It's not a shock Chick-fil-A tops the charts for national chicken restaurants.

People love Chick-fil-A, and the fact their locations close on Sundays just seems to make customers want them more.

The company does $8 billion in revenue despite having one third of the locations Taco Bell does.

Best Pizza: Blaze Pizza

Compared to the other food-related brands, Blaze Pizza is still in their infancy. The company started in 2011, but has quickly spread to 35 states, Canada, and Kuwait.

The name comes from the speed at which the restaurant has your pizza ready, with the average cook time around three minutes.

LeBron James became an investor in 2012.

Best Sandwich Shop: (TIE) Subway and Panera

Subway is the biggest restaurant in the world, with 43,306 locations worldwide. That number puts them 10,000 locations ahead of McDonald's.

Panera, originally known as St. Louis Bread Company, is still headquartered in the St. Louis region. The company is continually voted the healthiest fast-casual restaurant option.

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: Ben & Jerry’s

The original founders sold the company in 2000, but the customers still love the unique flavors and experimental ingredients that made the company famous.

Ben & Jerry's can be found in 40 countries worldwide. Consumers weighed in on more than just food. Here’s a list of the other top brands, according to the survey.

Best Bank: Capital One

Best Pay Cable TV Network: HBO

Best Full-Service Airline: Hawaiian Airlines

Best TV News: The Weather Channel

Best Package Delivery Service: UPS

Best Rental Car: Enterprise

Best Wireless Carrier: Verizon

https://www.wfsb.com/archives/taco-bell-voted-best-mexican-restaurant-in-the-country/article_c954a2f5-c717-533c-b78f-b9decfa3f6cf.html

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Trump Announces "Hurricane Is Tremendously Wet!"

Donald Trump is a genius. He's like, really smart. Very smart. He's got like, really good DNA, and he's like really smart.

He went to a great school, and he's like really smart. Very very smart. It's because of his really good DNA.

When he was talking about the upcoming hurricane, he said it's "TREMENDOUSLY WET".

That proves how smart he is, because scientists have confirmed that the hurricane is in fact wet.

This has led to research that indicates water may be wet, which could explain why the hurricane is Tremendously Wet.

Dr. Johan Nippletune was quoted as saying, "Our research seems to indicate that the hurricane is going to be wet, but thanks to Donald Trump, we now believe the wetness has been underestimated, and this hurricane is actually going to be tremendously wet."

further details as they become available.

http://tremendouslywethurricaine.org

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President Trump approves wide-ranging release of FISA documents, FBI texts and more

This is a breaking news alert with huge implications for the future of our country. (See full analysis videos, below.)

According to a White House statement:

At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications…

In covering the bombshell announcement, InfoWars is now reporting:

The long-awaited declassification by the president is believed to reveal further damning evidence suggesting leadership within the FBI and DoJ conspired to concoct a “Russian collusion” narrative involving Trump in order to overthrow the duly-elected president.

Breitbart News adds:

Trump ordered the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to declassify select parts of the FISA court application to spy on his former campaign surrogate Carter Page during the 2016 election.

Trump also ordered that FBI interviews with Bruce Ohr be released surrounding the ongoing Russia investigation as well as all text messages relating to the Russia investigation from former FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Last week, I was one of dozens of prominent voices who called for President Trump to release these documents.

The release of these damning documents will expose the total fraud of the deep state, Robert Mueller and a complicit fake news media

To fully understand the widespread implications of this strategic move by President Trump, watch my two analysis videos below. Each of them delves into the criminal fraud of the deep state that will now be exposed by the declassification of these critical documents.

The first video is titled, “Desperate Measures: Ploy to stop Kavanaugh is deep state’s last attempt to save itself from mass arrests.” See it at REAL.video:

REAL.video/5835665911001

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-17-deep-state-criminals-outed-as-president-trump-approves-release-of-fisa-documents-fbi.html

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Good! In Win For Sanity, Michigan Appeals Court Rules Against Transgender Bathrooms

The Reasonable Right can finally claim a major victory against LGBT insanity. A Michigan appeals court has officially ruled that biological men belong in men’s, and not women’s, locker rooms, upholding what’s been true about humanity since the beginning of time: that there are only two genders, male and female – and nothing else!

Joe Wayne from The AntiCoIntelPro Show highlighted this victory in a recent video he posted to REAL.video: https://www.real.video/5818279255001

Adamantly opposed to the cult of LGBT completely redefining reality to match its own corrupt image, Wayne lambasts the defendants in this case, which actually tried to argue that humans with penises should be allowed to get naked in changing rooms alongside humans with vaginas.

“Planet Fitness just lost this case … and they have lost their minds,” Wayne explains, pointing to a lawsuit that was filed by Yvette Cormier, one of the gym’s members, back in 2015. After being horrified to find a biological man in the women’s locker room at her local Planet Fitness, Cormier tried to reason with the gym over the matter, only to be told that Planet Fitness has a “non-discrimination police” that allows members and their guests to us “all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity.”

Obama and his “wife” spited by court ruling in favor of biological sexual reality

What this just goes to show is that there’s a new sheriff in town, and that the days of catering to LGBT perversion are numbered. So-called “trans” men and women are mentally-deranged and in need of therapy, not a complete restructuring of civil society to match how they feel the world should be.

“Planet Fitness needs to go to Planet Freak, right along with Obama and the rest of the SJW (social justice warriors), butt-hurt, transgender freaks,” says Wayne.

“All of you mentally-deficient freaks in the U.S. that believe what Barry BigEars Obama and his transgender husband, Michael Obama, told you: get ready for a rude awakening. Get ready for a ‘red tsunami’ in November.”

Some might find these words by Wayne offensive, but that’s the point. People need to get over their socially-engineered “feelings” when it comes to how they perceive and react to all of this gender madness.

https://archive.fo/X1qrJ

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-08-court-sides-woman-against-planet-fitness-policy-allowing-trans-men-use-womens-locker-room.html

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Connecticut woman lit 1/4 stick of dynamite she mistook for candle during a power outage.details

A 30-year-old Connecticut woman severely injured her hand and her face when she lit a quarter stick of dynamite that she mistook for a candle after thunderstorms knocked out power Thursday night.

Police said the woman was injured around 9:20 p.m. at the family’s Lindley Street home in Bridgeport and her husband and two children were home when the horrific accident happened.

Police have investigated and said the family had intended to buy emergency lighting from Home Depot, but the store was closed, according to police.

Then, they remembered seeing something in the basement that they thought were candles. The family bought the home two years ago and the previous residents or owners had left them behind, according to police.

When the mother tried to light one of the devices, she suffered extreme injuries to one of her hands and might have lost several fingers, police said. She also suffered serious facial injuries.

She was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, then transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she is being treated. No one else in the home was injured.

Investigators searched the property and found another device in the home, according to police.

The Bridgeport fire department and the Connecticut State police removed it and later detonated and disposed of it.

While it is against the law to buy dynamite or fireworks or firecrackers in Connecticut, Bridgeport police will not be pressing any charges because it appears that the residents did not know there were explosive devices in their home.

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Woman-Hospitalized-After-Lighting

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Leftists Go Stir Crazy: Death Threats, Attempted Stabbing, Firebombing Buildings

Castro Valley Man Accused Of Switchblade Assault On GOP Congressional Candidate

A man was arrested on suspicion of felony assault and other charges after allegedly attempting to stab a Republican congressional candidate with a switchblade over the weekend at in Castro Valley, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

On Sunday, September 9, at approximately 3:45 p.m., deputies working at the Castro Valley Fall Festival were alerted to a possible knife attack at one of the vendor booths.

Deputies arrived at the booth and made contact with the victim, Republican candidate Rudy Peters, who is running against an incumbent for the 15th congressional district seat.

According to witnesses, 35-year-old Castro Valley resident Farzad Fazeli approached Peters at his booth in an aggressive manner and made disparaging, profanity-laced remarks about the Republican party and President Donald Trump.

During the incident, Fazeli allegedly pulled out a switchblade knife and attempted to stab Peters. The knife malfunctioned and the candidate became involved in a physical struggle with Fazeli, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly.

https://archive.fo/ILEL6

Pro-life Conservative Columnist Gets Rape and Death Threats

Last week, PJ Media contributor and Fox News guest Denise McAllister sent out a powerful tweet denouncing the abortion movement. Little did she know, days later she would be in hiding, scared for her life. When she went public about receiving death and rape threats, pro-abortion Twitter users championed the threats against her.

"At the root of [abortion] hysteria is women’s unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament," McAllister tweeted. "It’s abhorrent as women have flung themselves from the heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity."

— DC McAllister (@McAllisterDen) September 6, 2018

As if to prove McAllister's point about depravity, abortion activists jumped on her case, calling her everything from crazy to misogynist to a supporter of "The Handmaid's Tale."

But the real danger came from elsewhere. McAllister told PJ Media that she received death and rape threats, over multiple forms of private communication.

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Google and Mastercard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Track Retail Sales

USE CASH!

LEARN BETTER OPSEC TOO: >>>/prepare/22 | archive.fo/CYc78

For the past year, select Google advertisers have had access to a potent new tool to track whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a physical store in the U.S. That insight came thanks in part to a stockpile of Mastercard transactions that Google paid for.

But most of the two billion Mastercard holders aren’t aware of this behind-the-scenes tracking. That’s because the companies never told the public about the arrangement.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Mastercard Inc. brokered a business partnership during about four years of negotiations, according to four people with knowledge of the deal, three of whom worked on it directly. The alliance gave Google an unprecedented asset for measuring retail spending, part of the search giant’s strategy to fortify its primary business against onslaughts from Amazon.com Inc. and others.

But the deal, which has not been previously reported, could raise broader privacy concerns about how much consumer data technology companies like Google quietly absorb.

"People don’t expect what they buy physically in a store to be linked to what they are buying online,” said Christine Bannan, counsel with the advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). "There’s just far too much burden that companies place on consumers and not enough responsibility being taken by companies to inform users what they’re doing and what rights they have.”

Google paid Mastercard millions of dollars for the data, according to two people who worked on the deal, and the companies discussed sharing a portion of the ad revenue, according to one of the people. The people asked not to be identified discussing private matters. A spokeswoman for Google said there is no revenue sharing agreement with its partners.

A Google spokeswoman declined to comment on the partnership with Mastercard, but addressed the ads tool. "Before we launched this beta product last year, we built a new, double-blind encryption technology that prevents both Google and our partners from viewing our respective users’ personally identifiable information,” the company said in a statement.

Seth Eisen, a Mastercard spokesman, also declined to comment specifically on Google. But he said Mastercard shares transaction trends with merchants and their service providers to help them measure "the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns.” The information, which includes sales volumes and average size of the purchase, is shared only with permission of the merchants, Eisen added. "No individual transaction or personal data is provided," he said in a statement. "We do not provide insights that track, serve up ads to, or even measure ad effectiveness relating to, individual consumers."

Last year, when Google announcedthe service, called "Store Sales Measurement," the company just said it had access to "approximately 70 percent" of U.S. credit and debit cards through partners, without naming them.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180903180525/https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/08/30/google-and-mastercard-cut-a-secret-ad-deal-to-track-retail-sales

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Good! Small Businesses Are Quitting Social Networks Like Facebook Over Censorship

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

After nearly two years under fire for false news and censorship Facebook has felt the pressure from users and government regulators to address these issues. Earlier this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform’s news feed product with content from "more posts from friends and family" and "less public content, including videos and other posts from publishers or businesses."

The goal was to make Facebook more social with fewer commercial and product posts. Publishers ranging from big businesses to mommy bloggers are forced to post more content that they create personally, rather than sharing products or affiliate links.

With these changes, some small publishers claim to see a massive downside.

“One of the Facebook policy changes that kind of went under the radar and it went into effect in February was the branded content policy. And it decreased my income from Facebook by 60 percent, overnight. No explanation.” said Holly Homer, an entrepreneur from Texas who owns the Facebook pages for “Quirky Mama” and “Kids Activities.”

With over 3 million followers, Homer’s Facebook page had become so popular she hired five employees and her husband quit his full-time medical job to help with the business. Homer showed NBC News a chart of interactions with her Facebook page that shows a decrease in February when Facebook implemented changes to News Feed.

Several other brands that have Facebook pages also claim to have seen a decrease on Facebook, including the popular feel-good Facebook page “Little Things”, which shut down after clicks dropped by 75 percent. The brand LittleThings has since been acquired by RockYouMedia and actively produces content.

A new platform has even been launched to combat Facebook: Maven debuted in 2016 and has already attracted more than 300 publishers to its site, getting about 90 million unique clicks a month. Homer moved her KidsActivities page to Maven, and now directs her Facebook followers to the competitor platform.

NBC News reached out to Facebook about the decreases in traffic experienced by Homer and other small businesses, and a spokesperson told NBC News, "In response to feedback, we've recently made some changes to prioritize conversations among friends and family. Although this means some public pages may see a decline in reach, the goal is to make sure that people can connect around authentic and engaging posts."

https://archive.fo/RQl3u

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Deliberate Destabilization: Trial Hears of British Teen Gang Raped by 100 Muslims

THE UK GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTING WAR CRIMES AGAINST THEIR CITIZENS BY OPENING THE BORDERS TO VICIOUS RAPERS AND MURDERERS!

In the latest trial in England of the widespread problem of Muslim “grooming gangs,” a woman testified via video that she was “passed around” beginning at age 13 by about 100 men.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, testified at the trial in Sheffield, England, of eight Muslim men accused of the sexual abuse of five girls over a five-year period from 1998 to 2003, the Daily Mail of London reported.

The men were charged as part of Operation Stovewood, an investigation into sexual abuse initiated after the Rotherham grooming scandal.

As WND reported, in August 2014, a British government report concluded that mostly British-born Pakistani men sexually abused at least 1,400 children, most of them white girls aged 11-15, in the northern English town of Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. Many of the girls were picked up by taxi drivers from care homes and schools. The abuse included gang rape, dousing the children with gasoline and trafficking them to other towns.

The trial in 2012 of a ring in Rochdale, in the Manchester area, had prompted the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee to hold hearings.

Last year, the government’s senior legal adviser charged British judges were giving lighter sentences to members of Muslim “grooming” gangs convicted of raping young girls because of “political correctness.”

At the time, the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne was the center of a child sexual-abuse scandal, with 17 men and one woman convicted of raping more than 100 underage white girls, some as young as 13.

Robert Spencer wrote on his Jihad Watch blog Monday that while sexual assault occurs in all cultures, “only in Islam does it have divine sanction.”

He pointed out that one survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the U.K. said her rapists quoted passages from the Quran to her, insisting their actions were justified by Islam.

Quran 33:59, for example, says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” The implication, Spencer wrote, is that “if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.”

https://archive.fo/HewhC

https://www.wnd.com/2018/09/trial-hears-of-teen-raped-by-100-muslims/

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Robinhood Investing App Secretly Makes Millions Selling Millennials' User Data

AND THEY CALL THIS A "REAL" ECONOMY…

Stealing from millennials to give to the rich. Robinhood App sells user customer data to make a quick buck from the high-frequency trading (HFT) firms on Wall Street.

Robinhood Financial, LLC, a US-based mobile stock brokerage company, founded on the basis of disrupting the brokage industry by offering commission-free trading, has been secretly making millions of dollars in a profit scheme by selling users' data to HFT traders, said Logan Kane, a writer for North of Sunset Publishing.

Kane said the latest Second Quarter Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) filing shows that Robinhood Financial takes from the millennial and gives to the HFT firms.

"Robinhood accept payment for order flow, but on a back-of-the-envelope calculation, they appear to be selling their customers' orders for over ten times as much as other brokers who engage in the practice. It's a conflict of interest and is bad for you as a customer.

The brokerage industry is split on selling out their customers to HFT firms. Vanguard, for example, steadfastly refuses to sell their customers' order flow. Interactive Brokers, which is the preferred broker for sophisticated retail traders, doesn't sell order flow and allows customers to route orders to any exchange they choose.

Robinhood not only engages in selling customer orders but seems to be making far more than their competitors from it. Among brokers that receive payment for order flow, it's typically a small percentage of their revenue but a big chunk of change nonetheless," Kane said.

This represents, a severe breach of confidentiality for its over four million active users, and a remarkable act of deception from the Silicon Valley firm that promotes ethical trading practices to benefit the everyday American, but as we discovered via Kane's reporting – the company is handsomely profiting from the average person by selling users' order flow.

Robinhood's website presents millennials with feel-good statements and hypocritical statements like:

"Invest for free: We believe that the financial system should work for the rest of us, not just the wealthy. We’ve cut the fat that makes other brokerages costly, like manual account management and hundreds of storefront locations, so we can offer zero commission trading."

"Trusted by Millions in the USA: We’re serious about security and use cutting-edge technology to ensure your personal information is fully encrypted and securely stored."

"Introducing Free Options: Trading Find out how to trade options the Robinhood way. It’s quick, straightforward & free."

Kane explains that brokerage firms that sell order flow must disclose these transactions to the SEC.

He said: "there is a material difference in the disclosures between what Robinhood and other discount brokers are showing that suggests that something is going on behind the scenes that we don't understand at Robinhood."

https://archive.fo/wZEhZ

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-15/robinhood-investing-app-makes-millions-selling-users-data-high-frequencstealing

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STATE-RUN MEDIA BLACKOUT: George Soros Broke US Charity Laws, Illegally Meddled In MANY Elections Ac

STATE-RUN MEDIA BLACKOUT: George Soros Broke US Charity Laws, Illegally Meddled In MANY Elections Across The Globe

Billionaire globalist George Soros has repeatedly broken US charity laws by diverting public donations into election meddling efforts, a Wall Street analyst claims.

“The vast network of ‘false-front’ George Soros-backed ‘charities’ that actually seem to be political action organizations deserves coordinated scrutiny by nations including the US and Russia, among others, that likely have been severely damaged over many years,” Charles Ortel told Sputnik.

Sputniknews.com reports: https://archive.fo/FpQxZ

On August 19, Judicial Watch, a government watchdog, tweeted that it “uncovered bombshell info showing that the Obama administration sent US taxpayer funds overseas to an organization supported by billionaire George Soros — which used the money to fund leftwing political activities benefiting the socialist government of Albania,” referring to its April report and apparently signaling that it continues to keep an eye on the magnate.

JW uncovered bombshell info showing that the Obama Administration sent U.S. taxpayer funds overseas to an org supported by billionaire George Soros – which used the money to fund leftwing political activities benefiting the socialist government of Albania. https://t.co/K7Vhff6U5M

— Judicial Watch (@JudicialWatch) August 19, 2018

Earlier, the watchdog revealed that under Barack Obama, the US government used taxpayer dollars to fund the billionaire’s controversial political activities in Guatemala, Macedonia and sued the US State Department and USAID for records about the funding and operations of George Soros’s Open Society Foundations in Romania and Colombia.

According to Ortel, George Soros has flouted US charity laws in several ways, for decades through his network of Open Society organizations and others.

“First, US charities (and he also supports many foreign ones) must be tightly controlled from bases located on American territory,” the Wall Street analyst who has been investigating the Clinton Foundation’s alleged fraud for the past few years pointed out. “Second, they may not engage in illegal activities of any kind. Third, they may not engage in partisan political activities. [Additionally] under one US law that is seldom enforced, citizens are not supposed to hold unauthorized negotiations with foreign governments with which the United States is in dispute.”

Ortel underscored that Soros “has been a prolific donor to political causes inside and outside the United States” and has apparently violated all the aforementioned regulations.

Meanwhile, Soros has been boosting his lobbying activities in the US Congress, spending a record $16.2 million during Trump’s first year. In Q1 and Q2 of 2018 Soros spent $2.52 million and $10.37 million, respectively, according to The Washington Free Beacon. For comparison’s sake, between 2002 and 2012 Soros’s non-profit spent $19.1 million on lobbying expenses.

According to the investigative journalist, this indicates that Soros and his liberal counterparts’ influence has been steadily fading, which requires them to step up lobbying.

“In recent years, Soros and other politically active, globalist cronies may actually have been burning some of their considerable fortunes,” Ortel said. “Rising influence of social media and declining influence of legacy media means that it may be tougher to lead masses of public opinion to outcomes desired by partisan donors, whether left-leaning like Soros, establishment like Koch, or populists like Trump and Bannon.”

Indeed, the Hungarian government had previously forced Soros’s office out of the country, lambasting the foundations controversial political activities in the country related to the refugee crisis. The American billionaire has come under heavy criticism from both foreign governments and US conservatives.

“This growing awareness likely helps explain why voters in so many nations already are upending establishment parties and the status quo to the evident shock of supposed ‘thought-leaders’ in academia, media, and in ‘think-tanks,'” Ortel noted, expressing hope that “charity abuses and unwelcome foreign meddling in national elections will soon be exposed, prosecuted, and then regulated to the fullest extent practicable.”

However, it appears that Soros is not going to give up: “In advance of the midterm elections, Soros has so far contributed at least $15 million to support Democratic candidates and causes,” The New York Times announced in July. Besides, the media outlet has also been recently listed among the tycoons’ beneficiaries: Soros has poured $3 million into the newspaper’s stock holdings this year.

https://archive.fo/Ezcg7

https://yournewswire.com/george-soros-broke-charity-laws-meddled-elections/

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Macron Allies Fear Consequences of Globalist Collapse, Populist Rise in 2019

DELIBERATE DESTABILIZATION AMNESTY POLICIES BRINGING NIGHTMARES OF BLOWBACK

The French establishment fear “[the EU] could die” following the EU Parliament elections next year, with President Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche! polling poorly and conservative-leaning populists looking set to make huge gains.

According to an Ifop-Fiducial survey for Paris Match, Sud Radio, and CNews, the French leader’s party is polling at 20 percent, down three percent compared to June 2017.

Meanwhile, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally is nipping at his heels on 17 percent — although its polling numbers are somewhat down since the last round of EU Parliament elections in 2014, where her party — then the Front National — came in first place.

“The ballot will be difficult for [Macron],” said an anonymous ministerial source quoted by Paris Match.

“I have a feeling that the European elections will be unlike any other because people are aware that Europe could die. That thought alone is enough to mobilise voters.”

The poor poll numbers come just as Macron’s personal rating plummets to a dismal 31 percent, below even his Socialist predecessor François Hollande — in whose government Macron served as economy minister — who ultimately did not even attempt to run for a second term in the 2017 elections which saw his party decimated.

This has caused the mainstream media — which hailed the former Rothschild and Cie Banque financier as the new champion of globalism after Angela Merkel received a heavy blow in Germany’s federal elections — considerable dismay.

The Frenchman is not only less popular than U.S. President Donald Trump, who is decidedly not championed by the mainstream media, but appears unable to replicate the American populist’s economic success — leaving him poorly positioned to act as a counter-weight to the rise of European populists in Central Europe, Italy, and elsewhere.

Indeed, while Macron has styled himself as the “chief adversary” of anti-mass migration, pro-sovereignty leaders such as Italy’s Matteo Salvini and Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, he can count on nothing like their level of domestic support — and both seem more than willing to publicly pour scorn on the French leader.

https://archive.fo/QEFeq

https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/09/07/europe-could-die-macron-allies-fear-globalist-collapse-populist-rise-2019/

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MIC Bootlickers: No New Chemical Attack... But Assad Is Guilty Anyway!

RELATED: >>>/n/668947 | https://archive.fo/yTnza

At this point there's not even so much as feigning surprise or suspense in the now sadly all-too-familiar Syria script out of Washington.

The Wall Street Journal has just published a bombshell on Sunday evening as Russian and Syrian warplanes continue bombing raids over al-Qaeda held Idlib, citing unnamed US officials who claim "President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has approved the use of chlorine gas in an offensive against the country’s last major rebel stronghold."

And perhaps more alarming is that the report details that Trump is undecided over whether new retaliatory strikes could entail expanding the attack to hit Assad allies Russia and Iran this time around.

That's right, unnamed US officials are now claiming to be in possession of intelligence which they say shows Assad has already given the order in an absolutely unprecedented level of "pre-crime" telegraphing of events on the battlefield.

And supposedly these officials have even identified the type of chemical weapon to be used: chlorine gas. [Which anyone could easily make in their basement!]

The anonymous officials told the WSJ of "new U.S. intelligence" in what appears an eerily familiar repeat of precisely how the 2003 invasion of Iraq was sold to the American public, albeit posturing over Idlib is now unfolding at an intensely more rapid pace:

Fears of a massacre have been fueled by new U.S. intelligence indicating Mr. Assad has cleared the way for the military to use chlorine gas in any offensive, U.S. officials said. It wasn’t clear from the latest intelligence if Mr. Assad also had given the military permission to use sarin gas, the deadly nerve agent used several times in previous regime attacks on rebel-held areas. It is banned under international law.

It appears Washington is now saying an American attack on Syrian government forces and locations is all but inevitable.

And according to the report, President Trump may actually give the order to attack even if there's no claim of a chemical attack, per the WSJ:

In a recent discussion about Syria, people familiar with the exchange said, President Trump threatened to conduct a massive attack against Mr. Assad if he carries out a massacre in Idlib, the northwestern province that has become the last refuge for more than three million people and as many as 70,000 opposition fighters that the regime considers to be terrorists.

And further:

The Pentagon is crafting military options, but Mr. Trump hasn’t decided what exactly would trigger a military response or whether the U.S. would target Russian or Iranian military forces aiding Mr. Assad in Syria, U.S. officials said.

Last week the French ambassador, whose country also vowed to strike Syria if what it deems credible chemical allegations emerge, said during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Idlib: “Syria is once again at the edge of an abyss.”

With Russia and Iran now in the West's cross hairs over Idlib, indeed the entire world is again at the edge of the abyss.

https://archive.fo/ReKfy

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-09/us-says-assad-has-approved-gas-attack-idlib-setting-stage-major-military-conflict

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Yahoo Caught Secretly Scanning User Emails, Selling Profiles and Information To Advertisers

USE COCK.LI OR PROTONMAIL INSTEAD!

We all know that tech companies collect our data and use it to make money through advertising. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where we pretty much expect the things we search for and the sites we visit to be used for these purposes. However, if you use Yahoo Mail or AOL Mail, even your email is no longer off limits.

The owner of Yahoo Mail and AOL mail, Verizon, is offering a new service for advertisers that involves constantly scanning the 200 million inboxes of those who use Yahoo Mail. Verizon reportedly told advertisers they search people’s emails to find clues about the goods and services they might be interested in buying.

PJ Media reports that those are the only two email services that are selling their users out in this way at the moment. Gmail used to scan emails but stopped doing so entirely last year. That might make them sound superior somehow, but the reality is that Google is getting more than enough of our personal data through other means, so it has no need to scan emails, too.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo reached a settlement in a federal class-action lawsuit in 2016 that claimed its email scanning was a violation of federal wiretap laws. They paid out $4 million and although they did not admit to any wrongdoing, they were forced to make a technical change wherein people’s emails would be scanned once they’ve arrived in their inbox instead of while in transit.

According to communications between Verizon and advertisers, they placed their users in different categories according to the mail they receive. For example, getting car loan notifications makes people part of the car owner group, brokerage trade confirmations earn someone the investor label, and flight confirmation emails mean a user will be considered a frequent traveler. Taking it one step further than Google did in the past, they then create interest profiles of each user, follow them across the Internet, and deliver appropriate ads when they visit other sites.

Doug Sharp, the Vice President of Data, Measurement and Insights for Oath – the Verizon brand that acquired Yahoo Mail – stated: “Email is an expensive system. I think it’s reasonable and ethical to expect the value exchange, if you’ve got this mail service and there is advertising going on.”

While you could argue that users can’t expect to get something like email without paying for it in some way or another, this practice is even used in Yahoo’s premium email service, which users shell out $3.49 per month to use. There is a way for these users to opt out of the analysis, but it isn’t immediately obvious as the setting is listed under Ad Interest Manager rather than Settings.

It isn’t just an algorithm that is scanning through people’s emails; human readers are also used to look at AOL and Yahoo emails. This is outlined in Oath’s privacy policy, but few readers actually take the time to look at the fine print.

https://archive.fo/iXCc1

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-07-yahoo-email-caught-secretly-scanning-user-emails-to-build-psych-profiles.html

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Back-Door Martial Law Will Follow a False Flag Pandemic Release

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

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180831045739/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/1.html

The CDC has granted itself new draconian powers which severely violate civil liberties with regard to the spread of an ever-growing list of maladies.

The loss of civil liberties, for the ill, is extremely broad and could be used to falsely imprison people under the guise that they are ill. In the new policies, the Director has extremely broad powers and the position is an at-will position solely subject to the whim of the President.

Its new incarnation is similar, but perhaps even broader in scope. It covers “public-health emergencies,” which are defined as any “communicable disease event” that the Director thinks could spread or “is highly likely to cause death or serious illness if not properly controlled.” (The Director can be changed by the President at any time without Senate confirmation.) During such events, the CDC could screen people at airports and other transport hubs, apprehend those they suspect of being ill for three days, and potentially quarantine or isolate them pending a medical review.

Excerpts from The Atlantic (a consistent mouthpiece for the Trilateral Commission)

It (CDC) is already authorized to detain people suspected of carrying diseases like plague, Ebola, and (somewhat improbably) smallpox. But the new rule does away with a formal list. It extends the same powers to any “quarantinable communicable disease,” and uses wider range of symptoms (from a list that federal agents can update as the need arises) for defining “ill” people.

…. James Hodge Jr, a professor of public-health law and ethics at Arizona State University, …feels that the “CDC risks sacrificing personal liberty at the altar of flexibility and expediency. The rule allows the CDC to move on somebody based on some belief that they might pose some amorphous risk to others,” says Hodge. “That’s not a standard that survives constitutional scrutiny. For a start, the rule is sparse when it comes to due process. It allows the CDC to detain travelers indefinitely before deciding whether to quarantine them, saying only that the agency “doesn’t expect” such apprehensions to last for more than 72 hours. It doesn’t make provisions for legal counsel if people can’t afford a lawyer themselves. And it puts any reviews of the agency’s decisions under the auspices of its own employees, rather than a neutral third party. Using the rule, “a future administration could hold travelers in government custody for days or weeks without providing an explanation or an opportunity for the individuals to challenge their detentions,” write Emma Roth and Kyle Edwards from Yale Law School.

The rule also gives the CDC ultimate authority to carry out medical tests and treatments, stating that “the individual’s consent shall not be considered as a prerequisite to the exercise of any authority.” That’s medically unethical, says Hodge, since informed consent has been a bedrock of medicine for decades. “If you don’t get it, you could have additional quarantine, but you don’t get to force informed consent on people.”…

These revelations from The Atlantic are concerning enough. However, the new CDC policies are simply expanding the power of medical martial law and when one examines the fine points, it is a license to remove “undesirables”, “deplorables”, and political opponents from society and can do so under the guise of protecting the public. This is where America will truly learn the finer points of FM 39.4 (ie FEMA camps) as the issue of medical martial law was decided under the Obama administration.

As Ebola is beginning to spread throughout Africa, the Atlantic would have you believe that the CDC is scambling to come up with containment and legal policies designed for quarantine, etc. Nothing could be further from the truth. The issue was decided in 2014 when the CLC.

The new policies are draconian and they represent the back-door implementation of martial law and the removal of undesirables. As previously referenced, multiple times on The Common Sense Show, that thanks to Obama, the United Nations can unilaterally impose a state of “medical martial law” and assume control. In fact, the smoking Resettlement regulations (ie FEMA Camp Army regulations), known as FM 3-39.401-5 states that foreign troops will eventually occupy FEMA camps referred to as resettlement camps. This section of the paper is the smoking gun for medical martial law as per the UN takeover of handling a medical crisis.

https://archive.fo/8DHKD

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White people now the biggest ethnic group arrested for terror offences in the UK

https://www.rt.com/uk/438391-white-terrorists-suspects-biggest/

White people arrested for suspected terrorist offences in the UK now outstrips those of Asian ethnicity for the first time in over a decade, according to new figures published by the Home Office.

Statistics released by the Home Office show that white suspects accounted for 38 percent of terrorist related arrests. Those of an Asian appearance accounted for 37 percent of offences, followed by black suspects way down on 9 percent.

The report states: “This was the first time, since the year ending June 2005, that the proportion of white people arrested has exceeded the proportion of Asian people arrested,” the report said.

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UN investigation into American war crimes in Afghanistan:All's fair in torture & war

"The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court," Bolton will say, according to a draft of his speech seen by Reuters.

Bolton will also say that the State Department will announce the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington out of concern about Palestinian attempts to prompt an ICC investigation of Israel.

The PLO office in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"The United States will always stand with our friend and ally, Israel," says Bolton's draft text.

If such a probe proceeds, the Trump administration will consider banning judges and prosecutors from entering the United States, put sanctions on any funds they have in the U.S. financial system and prosecute them in the American court system.

"We will not cooperate with the ICC. We will provide no assistance to the ICC. We will not join the ICC. We will let the ICC die on its own. After all, for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us," says Bolton's draft text.

In addition, the United States may negotiate more binding, bilateral agreements to prohibit nations from surrendering Americans to the Hague court, says the text.

The court's aim is to bring to justice the perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

The United States did not ratify the Rome treaty that established the International Criminal Court in 2002, with then-President George W. Bush opposed to the court. President Barack Obama took some steps to cooperate with the organization.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/10/trump-administration-to-take-tough-stance-against-the-hagues-icc.html

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The US has spent $1.5 trillion on war since Sept 11 attacks

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/10/the-us-has-spent-1point5-trillion-on-war-since-september-11-attacks.html

The collective wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have cost more than $1.5 trillion, according to a Defense Department report.

According to the report, the money goes toward training, equipment, maintenance as well as food, clothing, medical services and pay for troops.

Ahead of an announced trip to Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters traveling with him that he was hopeful peace talks with the Taliban would signal an end to America's longest war.

The current U.S. military operations, designated Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan, Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria and Iraq, and Operation Noble Eagle for homeland security missions in the U.S. and Canada, have accounted for $185.5 billion of that sum.

Of the three current operations, Freedom Sentinel takes the lion's share of costs at $134.3 billion, followed by Noble Eagle at $27.7 billion, and Inherent Resolve at $23.5 billion. According to the report, the money goes toward training, equipment, maintenance as well as food, clothing, medical services and pay for troops.

U.S. Spent $5.6 Trillion on Wars Since 9/11, More Than Three Times What Pentagon Estimates

$100 for doing a single bag of laundry… $500 hammers…etc..Black budgets that go unseen

Boeing

Lockheed Martin Corporation

United Technologies Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation

BAE Systems plc

Raytheon Company

General Dynamics Corporation

https://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/the-us-spent-56-trillion-on-war-since-911

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Remembering fondly those days when students brought guns to school

Here’s a story that’s hard to believe in these days of tragic school shootings and mass murders that break our hearts and defy our understanding:

Fifty-some years ago, Gainesville High School students carried shotguns to school and staged wild shoot-outs on the town square.

Photos in the 1965 GHS Bulldogger yearbook, shared recently by Jim Hambelton, one of the shooters, document the daring deeds – at least for the year when Jim was a senior. He remembers another shoot-out had occurred the year before. Others would occur in the next few years, according to those who participated.

It was one of those things that seemed like a perfectly good idea at the time – a way to entertain the Hootin an Hollarin crowd and, as Jim remembers it, put the spotlight on some of the teenage boys in a fun way to balance out the attention the girls received as they competed in the Hootin an Hollarin queen contest. In Jim’s 1965 yearbook, pictures of the 1964 Hootin an Hollarin queen contest and pictures of the shoot-out cast members, mostly boys, are on facing pages.

No one I spoke with could remember the story line for the shoot-outs, if there was one. “Basically, it was supposed to be like the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys,” said Louise Hambelton Patterson, one of three girls who participated with the boys in the 1964 shoot-out.

Jim Hambelton remembers that the make-believe confrontation occurred on the east side of the square in front of the Hootin an Hollarin stage. “One bunch of us came out from the corner where the bank is now –a couple of houses were there then. I was in the group that came from between the newspaper office and [what was then] the lumber yard,” he said. We walked toward each other and did some yelling, then we ran around and fired our guns.”

He remembers that the late Shorty Wallace, who owned a sports shop on the square, had opened up the live ammo the boys brought to him. “He dumped out the pellets and closed it back up to make blanks,” Jim said.

On the day of the shoot-out, all the boys – the 10 of them shown in the photo here and maybe others too – brought their shotguns to school, either carrying them on the bus or in the gun racks in their pickups. Patricia Hambelton Jarman remembers that they posed for this photo behind the high school; then they headed to town to shoot at each other. She had borrowed a long dress from her Aunt Violet Morrison for the performance.

Jim doesn’t remember any specific instructions from faculty members about safe gun-handling. “But all of us had grown up with guns. We knew not to point them at anyone’s head or anything like that,” he said.

http://www.ozarkcountytimes.com/news-local-news-opinions-guest-blogs/remembering-fondly-those-days-when-students-brought-guns-school

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Good! Google, Twitter, Facebook and Apple Slammed With Class-action Lawsuit Over Conservative Censor

While the cuckservative RINOs in Congress bend over and take it up the ass… REAL conservatives are fighting back!

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

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180831064849/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/20.html

Social Media and search giants are being hit with a class-action lawsuit from conservative group who claims that these monopolies conspired against Conservatives via censorship.

Freedom Watch, which promotes right to privacy among other causes, claims that Facebook, Google, Twitter and Apple violated antitrust laws.

“Our YouTube account on Google never gets above 49 thousand,” said Larry Klayman, the group’s founder, during an interview on FOX Business’ “Varney & Co.” on Tuesday. “It goes up, it goes down. That’s been going on for about six months,” he claimed while adding that other conservative groups and interests are also experiencing the same issues.

Klayman, a former antitrust lawyer who helped break up AT&T’s telephone monopoly during the Regan administration, also alleged the tech companies collaborated to restrain trade.

“There’s also a concept of conscious parallelism,” he said. “When companies move in tandem in parallel fashion that do the same thing that can be restraint of trade. So we believe there’s an actual agreement between these leftist owned media giants like Google, Twitter, YouTube etc.,” he explained.

The lawsuit follows President Trump’s public lashing against big tech last week for what he described as a “very antitrust situation” and it comes as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg prepare to get grilled on Capitol Hill over their company’s role in the 2016 presidential election on Wednesday.

Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch and former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor, announced the filing of the class action lawsuit saying, "Our inert and compromised Attorney General Jeff Sessions is unwilling to take strong action through his Antitrust Division as he has become the darling of the left given his refusal to prosecute Hillary Clinton, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, prominent Democrats and others who are alleged to have committed crimes, while at the same time giving Robert Mueller carte blanche to proceed with his witch hunt.

"Out complaint asks for injunctive relief and in excess of a billion dollars in damages, including punitive damages, pales in comparison to what the Commission of the European Union has already levied against such social media giants such as Google for their alleged ruthless tactics in stifling competition," Klayman said.

https://archive.fo/1VLRh

https://web.archive.org/web/20180905183041/https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Freedom-Watch-Files-Lawsuit-Against-Several-Silicon-Valley-Companies-492249151.html

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Surge In Silver Demand Leaves US Mint With No Eagle Silver Bullion Coins

The U.S. Mint has temporarily sold out of its 2018 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins and is currently in the process of producing more.

“This is to inform you that due to recent increased demand, the United States Mint has temporarily sold out of its inventories of 2018 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins,” U.S. Mint said in a press release published on Thursday.

The announcement comes amidst the strongest silver sales from the U.S. Mint since the start of last year. In August, the U.S. Mint sold 1.53 million one-ounce American Eagle Silver coins, up 72% from the previous month.

In contrast, sales of American Eagle Gold coins fell to a four-month low in August, mirroring a decrease in sales from the same period last year.

While silver coins have done much better than gold coins, physical silver continues to lag in price performance. The gold-silver ratio has expanded to 84.75, while silver has fallen to two-year lows.

Peter Hug, director of Global Trading at Kitco, said that the wholesalers responded by raising premiums by as much as 25%.

“We think that the increase is temporary and may mitigate in about two weeks. We mention it for the investors that have grown weary of the silver market. For those that have thrown in the towel and want to exit their silver positions, the upside is that bid premiums have also gone higher,” he said in a commentary Thursday.

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http://www.kitco.com/news/2018-09-06/Surge-In-Silver-Demand-Leaves-U-S-Mint-With-No-Eagle-Silver-Bullion-Coins.html

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Good! Miami Billionaire Charged By SEC For Pump-And-Dump Schemes, Fraud

Miami billionaire Phillip Frost was one of ten individuals the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged on Friday, accused of participating in an extremely profitable "pump-and-dump schemes" for nearly five years in small capitalized publicly-traded biotech companies.

The SEC alleges that from 2013 to 2018, the Florida billionaire – who founded OPKO Health, a pharmaceutical and diagnostics firm, and nine other investors were involved in market manipulation of three companies' stock prices.

Frost, Opko, and others were accused of profiting more than $27 million in the penny stock scheme by organizing stock buys and hiring investor relation teams – including penny stock promoters that would write misleading articles on popular financial websites – while failing to properly disclose their massive stakes.

The scheme left average investors “holding virtually worthless stock,” the SEC complaint read.

"[The group charged] engaged in brazen market manipulation that advanced their financial interests while fleecing innocent investors and undermining the integrity of our securities markets,” said Sanjay Wadhwa, senior associate director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. “They failed to appreciate, however, the SEC’s resolve to relentlessly pursue and punish participants in microcap fraud schemes.”

The SEC complaint in particular notes that Frost “enjoys a reputation as a successful biotech investor," and was once touted the "Warren Buffet of biotech," in a recent Forbes article.

According to the SEC, Barry Honig was the leader in organizing the pump in share prices of the three companies – identified by the Wall Street Journal as BioZone Pharmaceuticals, MGT Capital Investments and MabVax — paying various stock promoters that would then allocate funds for Seeking Alpha writers, massive email blasts, social media campaigns, and newsletters. It was a massive campaign to extract millions of dollars from broke Americans hoping that they could make it big in the stock market.

"Honig was the primary strategist, calling upon other Defendants to buy or sell stock, arrange for the issuance of shares, negotiate transactions, or engage in a promotional activity," the SEC complaint said.

Florida investor Barry Honig, John Stetson, Michael Brauser, John R. O’Rourke III, Mark Groussman, Elliot Maza, Robert Ladd, Brian Keller, John H. Ford, Alpha Capital Anstalt, ATG Capital LLC, GRQ Consultants Inc., HS Contrarian Investments LLC, Grander Holdings Inc., Melechdavid Inc. and Stetson Capital Investments Inc. were also named in the SEC complaint.

https://archive.fo/SJXTQ

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-10/miami-billionaire-charged-sec-pump-and-dump-schemes

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Trump Administration Set To Secure $5 Billion To Build Border Wall

President Trump and congressional leaders have agreed to a border wall funding showdown after the upcoming November midterms and canny negotiating means it is increasingly likely Trump will receive $5 billion to build the wall, more than twice what the White House initially sought.

While appropriations bills are moving at the fastest pace in over 20 years, with many expected to be approved by Oct. 1, the start of the fiscal year, Homeland Security funding for the wall is likely to be delayed, said officials.

Plans are already underway to approve temporary, “stopgap,” funding that will cover Homeland until its new spending is approved after the wall funding fight.

However, in a good sign for the White House, the Senate has already locked in the $1.6 billion Trump sought this year in wall construction funding in a bipartisan vote and it will be included in the stopgap bill.

Washington Examiner reports:

The House is likely to approve $5 billion for the wall, matching Trump’s top level wish and setting up negotiations with the Senate.

Threats of a shutdown over not getting full funding for the wall by Oct. 1, however, threaten to disrupt the plan agreed to at a recent White House meeting between Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, according to a key official.

Should Trump shift and shut the government down, Democrats would likely make demands for their support and that would include funding for their pet projects.

“A shutdown scenario becomes a lot more expensive,” said a congressional negotiator.

To convince the president against a shutdown, officials are pointing to the pledge to push for more border wall funding after the election.

https://archive.fo/v0B6W

https://yournewswire.com/trump-win-billion-build-wall/

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Israel's Military Censored News Report Detailing IDF Support To Anti-Assad Fighters

The Jerusalem Post has confirmed it was told to remove a story on Israel providing weapons and supplies to anti-Assad factions fighting in Syria by the Israeli army's military censor.

In a written statement to RT News, the Jerusalem Post said, “We were told by the army’s military censor to remove that part of the story.”

It's been long known that Israel has assisted armed groups seeking to topple the Syrian government, especially those operating in Syria's south and along the Golan Heights region throughout the past years of the war.

But the report, ‘IDF confirms: Israel provided light-weapons to Syrian rebels,’ is the first time the IDF publicly acknowledged the program, which involved the transfer of significant amounts of cash, weapons and ammunition to militants operating near the border with Israel. The bombshell report was removed from the Jerusalem Post's website a mere hours after publication, but can still be accessed using Google cache.

The now censored article explicitly negates prior claims by the IDF that it had not intervened in the war in Syria, and further confirmed that prior charges made by President Assad that the Syrian Army had routinely recovered weapons and supplies with Hebrew inscriptions from insurgent positions were in reality accurate even though widely dismissed at the time in international media.

The cached piece begins by highlighting that "Bashar Assad claimed that Israel had been providing arms to terror groups and its forces had regularly seized arms and munitions with inscriptions in Hebrew."

And it goes on to confirm that this was indeed the case, saying the IDF "on Monday confirmed that as part of Operation Good Neighbor Israel had been regularly supplying Syrian rebels near its border with light weapons and ammunition in order to defend themselves from attacks and a substantial amount of cash to buy additional arms."

The Jerusalem Post's statement to RT confirming the take down noted it was “for security reasons evidently.”

The report further detailed that "Israel had been arming at least seven different rebel groups in Syria’s Golan Heights, including the Fursan al-Joulan rebel group which had around 400 fighters and had been given an estimated $5,000 per month by Israel." The IDF had called its long-running assistance to the groups, many of which have had an established history of cooperation with al-Qaeda, "the right decision".

Meanwhile, in a separate Jerusalem Post story published at the start of this week, the IDF admitted that Israel has carried out over 200 strikes on targets inside Syria during the past year and a half. The report claimed these were primarily missions against Iranian targets and assets in the country.

https://archive.fo/xzDB4

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-05/israels-military-censor-removed-news-report-detailing-idf-support-syrian-armed

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WWIII Alert! US Military Gearing Up For Major Syrian War, So Is Russia

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

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180910185746/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/1.html

The U.S. military has been told to prepare for an imminent war with Syria, according to a bombshell Wall Street Journal report.

As Russian and Syrian warplanes continue bombing al-Qaeda bases in Idlib, unnamed US officials have begun claiming that “President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has approved the use of chlorine gas in an offensive against the country’s last major rebel stronghold.”

Despite the lack of evidence for such a claim, the Pentagon is considering new retaliatory strikes against Assad allies Russia and Iran this time around.

Zerohedge.com reports: https://archive.fo/9dCkP

That’s right, unnamed US officials are now claiming to be in possession of intelligence which they say shows Assad has already given the order in an absolutely unprecedented level of “pre-crime” telegraphing of events on the battlefield.

And supposedly these officials have even identified the type of chemical weapon to be used: chlorine gas.

The anonymous officials told the WSJ of “new U.S. intelligence” in what appears an eerily familiar repeat of precisely how the 2003 invasion of Iraq was sold to the American public (namely, “anonymous officials” and vague assurances of unseen intelligence) — albeit posturing over Idlib is now unfolding at an intensely more rapid pace:

Fears of a massacre have been fueled by new U.S. intelligence indicating Mr. Assad has cleared the way for the military to use chlorine gas in any offensive, U.S. officials said. It wasn’t clear from the latest intelligence if Mr. Assad also had given the military permission to use sarin gas, the deadly nerve agent used several times in previous regime attacks on rebel-held areas. It is banned under international law.

It appears Washington is now saying an American attack on Syrian government forces and locations is all but inevitable.

And according to the report, President Trump may actually give the order to attack even if there’s no claim of a chemical attack, per the WSJ:

In a recent discussion about Syria, people familiar with the exchange said, President Trump threatened to conduct a massive attack against Mr. Assad if he carries out a massacre in Idlib, the northwestern province that has become the last refuge for more than three million people and as many as 70,000 opposition fighters that the regime considers to be terrorists.

And further:

The Pentagon is crafting military options, but Mr. Trump hasn’t decided what exactly would trigger a military response or whether the U.S. would target Russian or Iranian military forces aiding Mr. Assad in Syria, U.S. officials said.

Crucially, this is the first such indication of the possibility that White House and defense officials are mulling over hitting “Russian or Iranian military forces” in what would be a monumental escalation that would take the world to the brink of World War 3.

https://archive.fo/RpWgo

https://yournewswire.com/us-military-major-syrian-war/

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Top CNN Execs Panic As Viewership Plunges

Senior CNN executives are panicking after the network suffered a devastating 23 percent drop in viewers last week during primetime.

The embattled news network is literally hemorrhaging viewers as even die-hard fans switch off in their droves due to the CNN’s unrelenting attacks against President Trump.

AdWeek data shows that in the week of August 13-19, CNN suffered a further 23 percent drop in total view average in comparison to the same week in 2017.

Breitbart.com reports: https://archive.fo/R5sSs

MSNBC only experienced a drop of 8 percent in primetime and 5 percent in daytime since last year. Fox News Channel, on the other hand, actually increased their viewership by 4 percent all around.

CNN’s ratings drop is not surprising given the network’s often hysterical coverage of the Trump White House.

Just this week, anti-Trump CNN commentator Ana Navarro attacked First Lady Melania Trump, joking that she “suffered oxygen deprivation to the brain.”

CNN also relies heavily on a “food fight” formula where panelists who disagree are brought on to segments to argue with each other.

The network keeps a handful of pro-Trump contributors around, inviting them on air to argue with anti-Trump commentators. This often produces bizarre moments–last weekend, CNN analyst Phil Mudd melted down on air after pro-Trump contributor Paris Dennard pointed out that individuals with security clearances can use those clearances in the private sector to financially benefit them.

“We’re done. We’re done. Get out!” Mudd snarled.

The network has engaged in direct activism in the past year, with some CNN reporters openly trying to get Alex Jones’ Infowars banned from social media platforms.

CNN was also widely criticized last year after tracking down and threatening to reveal the identity of the creator of a humorous, edited gif of President Trump tackling a CNN logo.

Finally, the network reached a new low when some of its’ commentators defended and excused far-left political violence. Most notably, Chris Cuomo has excused Antifa violence committed against “bigots.”

https://archive.fo/cvuel

https://yournewswire.com/cnn-execs-panic-viewership-plunges

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Paul Manafort plea is new proof that Mueller is Trump's worst nightmare.

Manafort’s plea had been widely expected for several days. It seemed to make sense: his chances of prevailing at trial were nil; the trial would cost him upwards of $500,000 in legal fees; and throwing in the towel would preserve his apparent strategy of angling for a pardon from the president.

So the in-court announcement from Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissman that the plea included a provision for full cooperation with the government took many (including me) by surprise.

Manafort now becomes an object lesson in folly. His hand was hopeless, and the obvious smart play for him was to seek an immediate cooperation agreement with Mueller. There is a distinct advantage for being first in the door, and Manafort had a wealth of valuable information on the Trump campaign to offer.

Instead he put all his chips on a dubious pardon strategy that required him, among other things, to trust Donald Trump. Apparently, he finally woke to what a bad bet that was, but way too late — before his money laundering trial that had been scheduled to start next week, but after he was convicted of eight counts of bank and tax fraud in another trial last month.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/09/15/paul-manafort-plea-deal-surprise-he-flipped-donald-trump-column/1309621002/

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Like All Despots, Merkel Denies The Destruction and Death Caused By Failed Amnesty Policies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was heckled as she condemned thousands of right-wing protesters in eastern Germany, who took to the streats after the deadly stabbing of a 22-year-old German man at the hands of two Afghan nationals in the town of Chemnitz.

The German chancellor was heckled during a lively Bundestag debate by the head of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party (AfD), Alexander Gauland, who accused her of dividing Germany with her immigration policy, endangering peace and spreading fake news by supporting controversial evidence that far-right protesters were hounding foreigners through the streets. -Guardian

Merkel shot back, acknowledging the anger felt over the stabbing - however she said that "there is no excuse or explanation for rabble-rousing, in some cases the use of violence, Nazi slogans, hostility towards people who look different, to the owner of a Jewish restaurant, attacking police."

She also responded to comments made by the head of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maaßen, who criticized her spokesman for characterizing the anti-immigrant protesters as "hunting" immigrants.

Gauland accused Merkel of "spreading fake news when your spokesman spoke of ‘Hetzjagd' (hunting)," adding "The truth is, there was no hunting down of people in Chemnitz."

Merkel shot back: "Abstract rows about ‘Hetzjagd’ are not helpful."

Gauland came under fire for his comments;

In an interruption to Gauland, allowed under the rules of Bundestag discourse, Martin Schulz, the former leader of the Social Democrats, referred to him as “belonging to the dungheap of German history” over what he saw as the AfD’s contribution to the spread of anti-immigrant sentiment. -Guardian

Meanwhile, Maaßen faced questioning Wednesday by Germany's interior affairs committee over public remarks he gave to a newspaper in which he questioned the veracity of a video which allegedly depicts protesters chasing foreigners. A police report from the night in question emerged on Wednesday, claiming that "right-wing extremists" did in fact chase foreigners through the streests.

According to the document, leaked to an investigative journalism program, several officers on scene during the protest reported witnessing an increasing number of hooligans arriving in the city. At approximately 9:42 p.m., officers reported that "masked persons (right-wing) are looking for foreigners," and that at 9:47 p.m. "20 to 30 masked persons armed with stones" were reported to be "heading towards Brühl, to the Schalom restaurant."

As referred to by Merkel in her speech, the Jewish restaurant was attacked, a window was smashed and its owner, Uwe Dziuballa, was injured after being hit by a stone. Masked men shouted at him: “Clear out of Germany, you Jew-pig.”

The programme, Frontal 21, revealed that one of the men in the video at the centre of the controversy had worked as a security guard at a refugee shelter in Chemnitz, but that his employer, Securitas, had sacked him with immediate effect after his identity was made known to the company. The man is said to be appealing his dismissal.

https://archive.fo/niq4L

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-13/merkel-melts-down-after-thousands-germans-protest-violent-migrants

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Eating Too Much Processed Sugar Increases Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Research has found that a high intake of processed sugar can raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, revealed that high sugar levels caused by excessive consumption of processed sugars can damage an essential enzyme called macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), which is associated with inflammation in the initial stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

According to research, people with diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, which develops as a result of the buildup of abnormal proteins that form plaque and clog the parts of the brain. In turn, these clogs continuously damage the brain, leading to serious cognitive problems. However, although previous research discovered that cellular proteins are harmed by glucose and its products through glycation, the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and sugar is not yet completely understood.

https://www.naturalhealth365.com/blood-sugar-levels-dementia-2618.html

Thus, researchers from the University of Bath and Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King’s College London, both in the U.K., looked at the brain samples of people with and without Alzheimer’s disease by using a method that helps identify the process of glycation.

Results revealed that during the initial stages of Alzheimer’s disease, glycation damages the MIF enzyme, which is essential in regulating insulin levels and the immune response. MIF also plays a role in the reaction of glial brain cells to the accumulation of abnormal proteins in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. thereby, the researchers suspect that the decrease and prevention of MIF activity due to glycation could be the beginning of the progression of the disease. It also seems that glycation of these enzymes increases as Alzheimer’s advances.

Therefore, the researchers concluded that since sugar damage can reduce the functioning of MIF, this could be a primary risk factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tips to avoid indulging in processed sugars

Eating too much sugar does not only increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but also other diseases, such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and tooth decay. Thus, it really is important to cut your sugar intake. Some experts recommend that the daily added sugar intake should not exceed six teaspoons or 25 grams (g) for women and nine teaspoons or 37 g for men. Here are some tips you can try to cut your sugar intake:

Avoid sugary drinks: Instead of drinking sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, and fruit drinks, opt for lower-sugar drink options. These include water, sparkling water with a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice, herbal or fruit teas, unsweetened tea, and black or flat white coffee. Avoiding sugary drinks can greatly reduce your sugar intake and could help you lose weight.

Avoid sugary desserts: Most desserts like cakes, pies, and ice cream are packed with sugar. If you are craving something sweet, opt for fresh fruit, Greek yogurt with cinnamon or fruit, baked fruit with cream, dark chocolate, or dates. These alternatives not only cut your sugar intake, but also increase your fiber, vitamin, and mineral intake.

Read labels carefully: Sometimes, added sugars can be difficult to identify as current food labels don’t differentiate between natural sugars and added sugars. Therefore, you will have to check the ingredients list and note the order in which sugar appears on the list because ingredients are listed in order of the highest percentage first. Added sugar is also disguised in other names, making it more difficult to identify. Here are some of the most common names: high-fructose corn syrup, cane sugar or juice, maltose, dextrose, invert sugar, rice syrup, molasses, and caramel.

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https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-12-eating-too-much-processed-sugar-increases-your-risk-of-alzheimers.html

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Miss Hitler Pageant Pulled From Russian Social Media After Complaints

Russia’s popular Vkontakte social media website has deleted a page promoting an online neo-Nazi Miss Hitler beauty pageant two weeks after it was launched.

Vkontakte came under criticism in 2014 for hosting the anti-Semitic contest where users were invited to vote for their favorite female admirers of the Nazi leader.

The platform was used again this month to stage the 2018 Miss Hitler beauty pageant, according to the outlet that first reported on the 2014 contest.

“The contest is a part of a network of thousands of Nazi sympathizers around the globe,” the Vocativ.com outlet wrote on Sept. 8.

Entries included U.S., Italian and Russian contestants who submitted photographs of themselves giving Nazi salutes, posing in front of swastikas and displaying other Nazi insignia.

Vkontakte took down the “Miss Hitler 2018” page after an Israeli television station contacted its administrators, SOVA Center, a Russian rights group that tracks hate crimes, said Monday.

It added that Russia’s media watchdog had blacklisted the page, which had advertised itself as promoting “the beauty of Hitlerian culture."

A German contestant called “Miss Skuld” had been the leading vote-getter before Vkontakte shut down the page last Thursday, according to a YouTube user who posted a video about the online competition.

Her profile page is set to hidden, but pages of other contestants remained accessible as of Tuesday, including that of “Miss Edelweiss” and “Miss Marta

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/miss-hitler-pageant-pulled-from-russian-social-media-after-complaints-62918

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Lawyer for Ultranationalist ‘Proud Boys’ Arrested for Allegedly Faking Gun Theft

The lawyer for the ultranationalist group the Proud Boys was arrested last week for allegedly filing a false police report about the theft of his guns.

Jason Lee Van Dyke, who represents the far-right Proud Boys, was arrested on Friday, according to police records in Oak Point, Texas. An arrest affidavit reveals he was taken into custody after police came to doubt his initial report of thieves breaking into his car and making off with his guns. The arrest comes amid heightened legal scrutiny for the Proud Boys, who were among a coalition of far-right brawlers in Portland, Oregon this summer.

Van Dyke says police have it wrong. “I completely deny these allegations and I look forward to being exonerated and I’ve got no further comment,” he told The Daily Beast on Monday evening.

Police say he called them late on September 13 to report a burglary. Someone had allegedly broken into his truck, swiped three guns, a backpack, and a bag of his roommate Isaac’s camera equipment. The thief fled when Van Dyke came out of his house with a different gun, he claimed, according to an arrest affidavit reviewed by The Daily Beast.

Sure enough, when police arrived at his house, they found his truck unusually damaged. Someone appeared to have thrown a brick at the vehicle. A rear window was partially down, and the corresponding door unlocked. The guns and camera bag were missing.

But a roommate gave a different version of the story, according to the report. Yes, Van Dyke’s guns and the camera equipment had gone missing, his roommate Isaac told police. But he said they’d disappeared earlier that day. Isaac told police that Van Dyke had complained of the missing guns earlier in the evening, and that together they’d searched the house and car, to no avail. While they searched, Isaac realized his camera bag was missing, too.

It was only later, when Isaac was visiting a friend, that he said Van Dyke called police to report the burglary from his truck. The brick that had damaged his truck matched the sooty bricks from Van Dyke’s backyard fire pit, where some bricks had been removed, police later discovered.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-lawyer-for-ultranationalist-proud-boys-arrested-for-allegedly-faking-gun-theft/

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BREAKING - Millions of Chickens DEAD!

(Reuters) - U.S. food companies kept slaughter plants shut on Monday in southeastern states swamped by Hurricane Florence as catastrophic flooding killed nearly 2 million chickens, collapsed the walls of at least two hog manure pits, and made stretches of major roads impassable.

Florence, which has dumped up to 36 inches (91 cm) of rain on North Carolina since Thursday, was interrupting supply lines around the state and into neighboring South Carolina. Meteorologists have warned that the worst is yet to come as rivers rise. North Carolina is a top U.S. producer of poultry, hogs and tobacco. Agriculture contributes $87 billion to the state’s economy, making it the state’s No. 1 industry.

https://archive.fo/Ea0DI

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Cool Young Musician Takes Town By Storm, Entertains Family By Displaying His Penis

HARDIN – A man well-known to Calhoun authorities pleaded guilty to a count of public indecency, a Class A misdemeanor, on Sept. 11, 2018.

Waylon Craigmiles, 25, of Hardin confessed to deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office and pleaded guilty in court to the charge, which resulted from a May 5, 2018, incident of Craigmiles standing in his front yard in broad daylight, exposing himself while looking at least one woman in the eyes. Authorities said Craigmiles was also fondling himself as he looked at at least one woman. That woman made a complaint to the sheriff's office at 2:48 p.m. that day.

In what was described by police as an “unrelated coincidence” a young girl was taking First Communion photos at the nearby Hardin Gazebo with family members. Those family members were later found by officers, and they said the young girl did not witness Craigmiles fondling himself in broad daylight near that park. Deputies determined his behavior was not motivated by the young girl, but instead by the adult woman with whom he made eye contact.

After pleading guilty to the charge and confessing his actions to police, Craigmiles was sentenced to one year of court supervision and has been ordered to complete counseling as well as pay $777 in court costs. He will also not be required to register as a sex offender, as Illinois law requires three convictions of public indecency for that. Also, if Craigmiles successfully completes his court supervision, a conviction will not be on his record.

Chief Deputy Kyle Jacobs believes law enforcement acted appropriately in the situation, given sentencing statutes.

“The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office believes this case was handled properly by Calhoun County States Attorney Richard Ringhausen,” Jacobs sad in a release. “Based upon Illinois sentencing guidelines and Craigmiles's very limited criminal history, this disposition would have been the same, if not less, in any other county in Illinois.”

A portion of the leniency shown in the case came from Craigmiles seeking mental health treatment prior to his court date. Jacobs said Craigmiles indicated through his legal counsel he would be seeking help for the issues driving his public exposure and self-fondling.

This, however, is not the first complaint the sheriff's office has received from Craigmiles. Jacobs said the man is known by police to have said inappropriate or lewd comments to women on social media. In one case, police were involved and he was charged with disorderly conduct. That charge was reduced to an ordinance violation with a guilty plea.

“Each complaint made is investigated, but not everything can end in an arrest,” Jacobs said. “Multiple complaints does not equate criminal charges. If someone makes unwanted Facebook contact and ignores verbal warning by police and continues, that is an electronic harassment charge. He's complied with authorities and people's wishes in a few situations. This is the first time we've received a complaint about him doing anything like this.”

If Craigmiles disobeys his court supervision, he may have that supervision revoked by the court. This could result in probation accompanied by an actual criminal conviction or even up to 364 days in county jail.

Craigmiles also operates a YouTube channel in which he covers country Western standards.

https://m.riverbender.com/articles/details.cfm?id=30633

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Good! Trump Orders Immediate Release Of All Text Messages, FISA Applications From Witch Hunt

President Trump has ordered the Department of Justice to release all text messages related to the Russia investigation with no redactions, of former FBI Director James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, now-fired special agent Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page and twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr.

Also released will be specific pages from the FBI's FISA surveillance warrant application on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, as well as interviews with Ohr.

WH: Trump has “directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.” pic.twitter.com/IdVYLvceYK

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) September 17, 2018

The statement reads in full:

"At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr"

As we reported last Monday, Trump had been expected to release the documents any time - with specific attention to the Page documents and the "investigative activities of Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr" - who was demoted twice for lying about his extensive relationship with Christopher Steele - the former MI6 spy who assembled the sham "Steele Dossier" used by the FBI in a FISA surveillance application to spy on Page.

Republicans on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees believe the declassification will permanently taint the Trump-Russia investigation by showing the investigation was illegitimate to begin with. Trump has been hammering the same theme for months.

They allege that Bruce Ohr played an improper intermediary role between the Justice Department, British spy Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS — the opposition research firm that produced the Trump-Russia dossier, funded by Democrats. (Ohr's wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS on Russia-related matters during the presidential election — a fact that Ohr did not disclose on federal forms.)

And they further allege that the Obama administration improperly spied on Carter Page — all to take down Trump. -Axios

Ohr, meanwhile, met with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska in 2015 to discuss helping the FBI with organized crime investigations, according to The Hill's John Solomon. The meeting with the Putin ally was facilitated by Steele.

https://archive.fo/Y8Vsi

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-17/trump-orders-immediate-release-all-text-messages-russia-investigation

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'Eco-friendly' Commiefornia Is More Reliant On Foreign Oil Than Ever Before

HOLD BACK THE TEARS FOLKS

There’s a growing call for California Gov. Jerry Brown to stop issuing oil and natural gas leases in the state, with some even arguing that all state fossil fuel production should be shuttered.

Yet continuing the current trend of dwindling in-state crude production wouldn’t mean California stops using oil. The state, ranked as one of the “greenest” in the country, would still use lots of oil, it would just come from other countries.

In fact, more than 56 percent of the crude oil received by California refineries were extracted in foreign countries, according to California Energy Commission data. California, once the third-largest oil state, is now more reliant than ever on foreign oil.

The biggest share of California’s oil imports come from Saudi Arabia, which makes up 29 percent of foreign crude flowing into the state. More than 70 percent of foreign oil imports to the state come from OPEC members, including Iraq, Kuwait and Ecuador.

California’s share of oil coming from foreign sources has ballooned since the late 1990s. Decades of state policies restricting drilling played a role, as did declining production in Alaska.

The state legislature also completely banned new offshore drilling leases in 1994, decades after the massive Santa Barbara oil spill. Geological factors also make it expensive to pump out crude compared to other states.

While environmentalists have chastised California for its oil production, the state’s eschewing of crude extraction has contributed to its increased reliance on foreign oil.

California’s oil production has fallen 56 percent since 1985, according to state data. Much of that is being replaced by oil imports from countries without the same level of environmental and public health protections that U.S. agencies require.

“The West Coast used to be the part of the country least dependent on oil imports, with heavy California and Alaska production meeting most of their needs,” said Dan Kish, a distinguished senior fellow at the free-market Institute for Energy Research.

“But as the U.S. becomes less dependent on foreign oil, California is racing to the bottom,” Kish told The Daily Caller News Foundation. https://archive.fo/2ehjb

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Violent Mexico:157 rotting bodies dumped behind a housing complex;morgues ran out of room

Mexican officials have promised to investigate after a truck filled with 157 bodies ended up dumped in a field as the country struggles with a record murder rate.

The bodies were loaded on to the refrigerated lorry in Jalisco state after morgues ran out of space, before it ended up behind a residential building.

Those living in the nearby city of Guadalajara eventually complained about the smell, prompting local officials to launch a probe into how it ended up there.

While the bodies were being kept refrigerated, the process only slows decomposition and does not stop it altogether.

Many of the bodies were already badly rotted having been found in mass graves across the state.

Mexico saw almost 16,000 people murdered in the first six months of 2018, the highest number since records began in 1997 and an increase of 17 per cent on 2017.

Chief prosecutor for the Gulf state of Veracruz said some clandestine graves were not being investigated 'because we don't have space to put the bodies that we might find.'

In Jalisco, Perlasca said, 'the physical space to keep the bodies of the dead has been outstripped … given that every day they are finding bodies in different places, in clandestine graves, shot dead in the street, etcetera.'

Morgues in several states have run out of room. Last year, employees at prosecutors' offices near a morgue in the southern state of Guerrero said they had stopped work because of the smell.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6179929/Truck-filled-157-rotting-bodies-dumped-housing-complex-Mexico.html

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Apple jewing their customers: You can buy it but you don't own it goy

When digital downloads first began to cut into the physical media market, one common argument was that buying digital goods meant they were never really yours. That argument hasn’t gone away, but it’s lost a lot of power over the years as content libraries have, for the most part, remained under user control. There have been some high-profile exceptions, like Amazon’s decision to pull 1984 out of user libraries several years ago, but for the most part, content access has remained constant, at least from major vendors.

A recent move by Apple, however, illustrates just how illusory that access is, and how little the company cares when consumers get screwed. Anders G da Silva recently contacted Apple when he discovered multiple movies he had purchased on iTunes were no longer available for him to watch. The company’s response to him is below:

Me: Hey Apple, three movies I bought disappeared from my iTunes library.

Apple: Oh yes, those are not available anymore. Thank you for buying them.

http://archive.is/tEiKt

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/276982-apple-is-deleting-movies-customers-purchased-on-itunes-denying-refunds

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SpaceX will fly Japanese billionaire as the 1st tourist to the moon, along with artists

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa signed with SpaceX to fly around the moon on the company's next generation rocket, CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday.

Maezawa will attempt to be the first to return to the moon in nearly half a century, launching aboard a Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), which SpaceX is developing. BFR is the flagship for Musk's vision of creating a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars, and testing on the behemoth rocket is expected to begin next year.

The trip is expected to be launched in 2023.

"Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the moon. It's always there and continues to inspire humanity," said Maezawa, one of the richest people in Japan, who made his fortune as the founder of online retailers Start Today and Zozotown.

SpaceX announced in February 2017 that two passengers would be flying around the moon in the company's Crew Dragon capsule, launched by its Falcon Heavy rocket. But earlier this year, Musk said SpaceX was considering using BFR instead and on Monday confirmed that Maezawa is "the same person" who was announced before, just with a larger group now onboard.

"To be clear. This is dangerous…. it's not a sure thing… there are some chances things could go wrong," Musk reiterated.

He refused to reveal the amount Maezawa paid for the mission, saying he was "not disclosing the amount but he's paying a very significant amount of money."

Only two dozen people have ever been to the moon, with the final Apollo mission in 1972 marking the last time a human visited the moon.

"This is a project that I designed and made: #dearMoon," Maezawa announced.

"I choose to go to the moon with artists," he added. "In 2023, as the host, I would like to invite 6 to 8 artists from around the world to join me on this mission to the Moon." He hasn't decided which artists to bring yet.

Over the last month, he teased this announcement in several tweets, starting when he said there was a "big announcement" coming "about mid September." Then, the day after SpaceX said it would soon announce a passenger signed to fly to the moon, Maezawa tweeted "there are no limits."

Maezawa tweeted twice again, on each of the two days before Musk's announcement, with a picture of a wristwatch with the caption "it's time" and a black photo with only the word "imagine" with the caption "never stop."

The Japanese entrepreneuer was also in Florida at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to watch the maiden launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, tweeting a video and congratulations to Musk on "the historic moment."

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/18/spacex-japan-billionaire-yusaku-maezawa-first-tourist-to-fly-to-moon.html

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Coke to make marijuana drink

Coca-Cola announced its interest in a statement on Monday, responding to a report from BNN Bloomberg that said it was in talks with Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO) to develop drinks infused with cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana.

Coke would join a rush by major alcohol makers and a cigarette company to test the cannabis market and find partners ahead of the Oct. 17 launch of legal recreational marijuana in Canada.

Coke and Aurora, in separate statements, each said they were interested in cannabidiol-infused beverages but would not comment on any specifics or talks. Aurora’s stock soared 17 percent, while Coke’s edged up slightly.

The CBD drinks would likely aim to ease inflammation, pain and cramping, the BNN report said here&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=gQCuZEQ.

Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog called the news “an exciting potential development” as it would take Coke into another fast-growing healthier segment following last month’s $5.1 billion deal for Costa Coffee and expand cannabis-infused drinks in the area of functional wellness products.

The CBD products likely would be different from those produced by alcohol makers, which would likely give drinkers a buzz from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana.

Beer makers Constellation Brands (STZ.N), Molson Coors (TAP.N) and Heineken (HEIN.AS) are all playing in the market for cannabis products. For example, Heineken’s craft beer Lagunitas recently launched Hi-Fi Hops, a beer-flavored sparkling water with THC and CBD.

“The THC beverages probably sit better with the beer makers, and maybe CBD fits better with Coke, in terms of playing off the health trend,” said Liberum analyst Nico von Stackelberg.

Cowen analyst Vivien Azer cited growing consumer interest in CBD and said its properties lend the ingredient well to a sports recovery drink. She said she would not be surprised to hear of a similar deal by PepsiCo for its Gatorade drink. Pepsi did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the cannabis market.

Moving into this area carries little reputational risk for Coke, said Liberum’s von Stackelberg.

“If they came out with a THC-infused drink, that’s a different question,” he said.

A similar move from Pepsi with with CBD seemingly a good complement to their market share-leading Gatorade franchise.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-coca-cola-jointventure-aurora-cannabi/coke-eyes-cannabis-infused-drink-market-idUSKCN1LX17K

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EU migrant workers contribute £2,300 more per year to UK than average British citizen, study reveals

Taxes will have to rise if Brexit brings strict curbs on EU workers because they pay far more to the public purse than British-born residents, a study warns today.

Migrants from the EU contribute £2,300 more to the exchequer each year in net terms than the average adult, the analysis for the government has found.

And, over their lifetimes, they pay in £78,000 more than they take out in public services and benefits - while the average UK citizen’s net lifetime contribution is zero.

Oxford Economics, which carried out the assessment, said this meant the value of EU citizens to the economy was the equivalent of slapping 5p on income tax rates.

“When it comes to the public finances, European migrants contribute substantially more than they cost, easing the tax burden on other taxpayers,” said Ian Mulheirn, the lead researcher.

The conclusions were published as the government’s advisers called for the post-Brexit immigration system to make it easier for higher-skilled workers to come to the UK, while limiting access for those in lower-skilled jobs.

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) also said EU nationals should be subject to the same rules as migrants from the rest of the world after free movement ceases to apply.

However, it recommended that policy only if it was decided “in isolation”, because immigration was not part of the negotiations with the EU.

On the huge value from EU workers, Mr Mulheirn added: “What’s more, this strongly positive average contribution persists over a lifetime: most migrants arrive fully educated, and many leave before the costs of retirement start to weigh on the public finances.

It calculated that non-European migrants will make a positive net contribution of £28,000 - £50,000 less than the £78,000 for EU arrivals – when the budget is balanced.

In total, the net benefit from the class of 2016 was expected to be £26.9bn, with £19.3bn coming from EU migrants and the remaining £7.5bn from migrants from the rest of the world.

On an annual basis, while EU migrants contribute £2,300 more than the average, each non-European migrant contributed £800 less than the average – and each UK‑born adult £70 less.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eu-workers-uk-tax-treasury-brexit-migrants-british-citizens-a8542506.html

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Syria accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

Syria antiaircraft fire downed a Russian military plane after an Israeli attack on Syrian positions, killing 15 people on board, Moscow said.

Russian state media said Syrian missiles shot the maritime patrol aircraft down amid an attack by Israeli jets in the Latakia region of northwest Syria.

Moscow blamed Israel for putting its aircraft in the line of fire and said it had only a minute's notice of the strike.

"As a result of the irresponsible actions of the Israeli military, 15 Russian servicemen were killed, which is absolutely not in keeping with the spirit of Russian-Israeli partnership," said Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, spokesperson for the Russian military, according to RIA-Novosti.

In a rare acknowledgment of its military activity in the region, Israel expressed "sorrow" for the loss of Russian life, but blamed the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. The Israeli Defense Forces said it had followed well-established protocols in communicating with Moscow, which are intended to prevent such incidents.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/09/17/politics/syrian-regime-shoots-down-russian-plane/index.html

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‘UK must SUFFER!’ Angela Merkel makes shocking Brexit attack

ANGELA Merkel was quoted as saying “the UK must suffer” in the Brexit negotiations, the same day Theresa May warned MPs that if her Chequers proposal is not supported in the House of Commons the UK will face a "no deal" Brexit.

“They can’t have a sweetheart deal.”

However, according to Mr Watt, EU leaders have been encouraged to some extent by the Chequers proposal.

Mrs May claimed the “alternative” to Chequers was a ‘no deal’ Brexit, during a BBC Panorama interview yesterday.

Mr Watts said: “They think the Prime Minister has taken some serious political risk

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1019030/Brexit-news-Angela-Merkel-EU-UK-negotiations-Chequers-BBC-Newsnight

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US imposes new $200bn tariffs on China

China has hit back at President Donald Trump by imposing new trade tariffs on $60bn of American goods.

It comes after the US slapped duties on $200bn of Chinese imports on Monday, escalating its trade war with Beijing.

China will target American goods such as liquefied natural gas, which are produced in states loyal to the US president.

However, in a tweet Mr Trump warned Beijing against seeking to influence the upcoming US midterm elections.

"There will be great and fast economic retaliation against China if our farmers, ranchers and/or industrial workers are targeted!" he said.

Aircraft, computers and textiles

Earlier he had suggested that this would mean further US tariffs on another $267bn worth of Chinese products. Such a move would mean roughly all of China's exports to the US would be subject to new duties.

The Chinese commerce ministry said it would impose its tariffs from 24 September - the date the US duties come into effect - but at lower rates than previously expected.

It will place an additional 5% in duty on US products including smaller aircraft, computers and textiles, and an extra 10% on goods such as chemicals, meat, wheat and wine.

By contrast, the US duties will apply to almost 6,000 items, making them the biggest round of trade tariffs yet from Washington.

They will affect handbags, rice and textiles, although some items such as smart watches and high chairs have been exempted.

They will start at 10% and increase to 25% from the start of next year unless the two countries agree a deal.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45555749?ns_linkname=news_central&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_mchannel=social

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Catholic Church Covered Up Child Sex Abuse For Decades In The Netherlands

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Dozens of high-ranking members of the Dutch Catholic Church knew that children were being sexually abused by priests, but actively covered it up.

They have been accused of taking part in or covering up abuse that took place between 1945 and 2010.

The new revelation is just the latest of several that have uncovered decades of sexual abuse by Catholic pedophile priests around the world.

Al Jazeera reports: https://archive.fo/XnjFb

More than half of Dutch bishops, cardinals and auxiliary bishops knew about the abuse allegations, an investigation by Dutch newspaper NRC showed.

Four of them were accused of having sexually abused children.

According to the report, high-ranking clergy moved priests who had been accused of abuse to other parishes where they could start anew.

Sometimes, clergy members were moved more than once to cover up their abuse.

They also kept quiet about allegations and destroyed the files of accused members of the clergy.

According to organisations dealing with victims of abuse, these practices led to many more victims over the years.

The Netherlands is not the only country where abuse scandals have rocked the Catholic Church.

In recent years, institutionalised cover-ups of child abuse have popped up in the United States, Australia, Ireland and Germany.

Last month, the US state of Pennsylvania released a report detailing the abuse of more than 1,000 children over a period of decades.

https://archive.fo/Ux3Hs

https://yournewswire.com/catholic-church-covered-up-child-sex-abuse-in-the-netherlands/

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US Media Goes Silent After Trump Declares National Emergency In Race To Destroy Deep State

US Media Goes Silent After Trump Declares National Emergency In Race To Destroy “Deep State” Before They Start World War III

NEPTUNE'S FREAKIN' NEWS

As Russian-Chinese military forces continue their rehearsal for a nuclear World War III, a disturbing new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today notes with growing alarm that the entire “Deep State” aligned US mainstream propaganda media went completely silent after President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency yesterday—most likely due to their knowing its main target is British Prime Minster Theresa May who is undergoing a coup initiated against her by Trump-loyalist Boris Johnson—and who, during the 2016 US presidential election, colluded with Hillary Clinton to defeat Trump. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

https://www.thetrumpet.com/17727-russia-and-china-rehearse-nuclear-world-war-iii

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-imposing-certain-sanctions-event-foreign-interference-united-states-election/

https://www.businessinsider.com/theresa-may-facing-coup-from-boris-johnson-and-lynton-crosby-2018-9

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/theresa-may-hillary-clinton-us-election-2016-uk-message-who-will-win-a7403261.html

According to this report, on 12 September 2018, President Trump signed a sweeping Executive Order document titled “Executive Order On Imposing Certain Sanctions In The Event Of Foreign Interference In A United States Election” that the “Deep State” aligned US propaganda media deceptively reported to the American people was only about “election meddling”—but whose true grave significance lies in Trump using this document to declare a National Emergency under the powers given to him by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and Section 301 of title 3, United States Code.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/09/12/trump-signs-executive-order-punish-foreign-meddling-u-s-elections/1279596002/

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-imposing-certain-sanctions-event-foreign-interference-united-states-election/

The most significant provisions of this National Emergency declaration to note, this report says, are:

Not later than 30 days following the date of this order, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence shall develop a framework for the process that will be used to carry out their respective responsibilities pursuant to this order.

Not later than 45 days after the conclusion of a United States election, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies), shall conduct an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election.

The term “foreign interference,” with respect to an election, includes any covert, fraudulent, deceptive, or unlawful actions or attempted actions of a foreign government, or of any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, undertaken with the purpose or effect of influencing, undermining confidence in, or altering the result or reported result of, the election, or undermining public confidence in election processes or institutions.

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SYRIA: Russian Plan Shot Down By Israel Killing 15 Troops, Russia Threatens 'Adequate Response'

In a breaking report CNN has cited Pentagon officials who say the missing Russian aircraft with 14 service members on board, now subject of a Russian search-and-rescue operation, was accidentally shot down by Syrian missile defense.

Pentagon sources say further that Israel was responsible for the nighttime attack, which reportedly involved strikes by air and possibly by sea from the Mediterranean. Israel has yet to issue comment.

But Russia says its radar picked up a French warship firing in the area just before the Russian patrol aircraft went down.

The CNN report continues:

The US found out about the incident because Syrian forces broadcast an emergency search and rescue radio call on an international frequency. The US then got a direct message from another country about the type of aircraft and circumstances of the incident. The official would not identify that country, but it is likely that Russia is the only nation that would know exactly what type of aircraft was shot down.

The Pentagon formally denied any US role in the attack soon after it was first reported.

This is sure to evoke a new round of dangerous and fierce US-Russia controversy over Syria as already there are accusations and counter-accusations amidst the breaking reports.

So a Russian Military Plane with 14 personnel on-board goes missing the same time Israel was launching strikes in Syria, and Syrian air defenses were firing en-mass in response, and a French Frigate reportedly launched a missile at the same time near the Syrian coast. #Problem

— Danny Makki (@Dannymakkisyria) September 18, 2018

Update:

The Russian Ministry of Defense cleared up the confusion surrounding the overnight downing of a Russian Ilyushin-20 reconnaissance plane on Tuesday when a spokesman revealed that Israel was indeed responsible for the attack, which resulted in the deaths of 15 Russian servicemen.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the plane was accidentally brought down by an aging Syrian S-200 defense system after Russia had scrambled its jets to respond to an attack by four Israeli F-16s on Syrian government targets. Israeli notified Russia of its attack over a shared hotline less than a minute before beginning the strike, giving the Kremlin little time to respond.

"As a result of the Israeli military’s irresponsible actions 15 Russian servicemen died," said Defense Ministry Spokesman Gen. Igor Konashenkov.

Israel has carried out roughly 200 strikes in Syria over the past year and a half as it pushes back against Tehran's growing presence in the war-torn battle zone.

Moscow has the right to "respond adequately" to the attack, Konashenkov said.

https://archive.fo/hIyAz

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-17/massive-sustained-attack-syria-russian-s-300-defenses-possibly-active-huge

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Ex-senator Ralph Shortey sentenced to 15 years in prison in child sex trafficking case

A former Republican state senator in Oklahoma has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a child sex trafficking charge.

Ralph Shortey was sentenced Monday in federal court in Oklahoma City. He had faced a sentence of up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Shortey pleaded guilty in November in exchange for prosecutors dropping three child pornography charges against him. He said the plea deal was in the best interest of him and his family.

The 36-year-old Shortey was arrested in March 2017 after police found him in a suburban Oklahoma City motel room with a then-17-year-old boy. He resigned shortly after the arrest.

Shortey was twice elected in a district covering south Oklahoma City and parts of two suburbs.

https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/ex-senator-ralph-shortey-may-get-life-in-prison-for-child-sex-trafficking

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Trump admin implements lifetime bans on Canadian cannabis users,workers,investors

As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana nationwide beginning October 17th, a high-level official in the Trump administration says the United States will now start implementing possible lifetime bans on Canadian citizens who are cannabis users, industry workers, or investors.

In an extensive interview with Politico, Todd Owen, the executive assistant commissioner for the Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Field Operations, said, "Our officers are not going to be asking everyone whether they have used marijuana, but if other questions lead there—or if there is a smell coming from the car, they might ask."

If such history is learned about someone trying to cross the border, Owen explained, or they lie about it, "that's fraud and misrepresentation, which carries a lifetime ban."

As it stands, anyone who admits to using an illegal drug, regardless of its status in their home country, can be barred from entering the U.S.

While nearly all border states have some form of legalized marijuana use, it remains illegal under U.S. federal law, which classifies those who work in the marijuana industry as drug traffickers.

Travelers who receive lifetime bans are eligible to apply for a waiver, although it can take months to process and costs $585 to apply.

In a piece titled, "U.S. Border Policy on Pot Is About to Get Even Stupider," Splinter's Sophie Weiner points out that upcoming "midterms could change all of this. If Democrats take the House, bills changing the legal definition of weed suddenly become more likely."

Canada is currently the world’s only major industrialized nation to legalize retail marijuana. The Canadian cannabis sector is projected to generate billions of dollars of revenue in coming years and Canadians have flocked to take jobs and buy stocks in the flourishing industry.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/09/14/canadian-users-legalized-marijuana-could-face-lifetime-bans-us-warns-top-trump

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Pedo Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk after he dared him to

"What are you going to do, sue me?" - quote from Musk

“You don’t think it’s strange he hasn’t sued me? He was offered free legal services.”

A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla CEO falsely accused him of being a pedophile.

Diver Vernon Unsworth, who lives north of London, contends that Musk made the false allegation on Twitter and then repeated multiple other falsehoods after the dramatic rescue of a dozen youth soccer players and their coach in July.

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court Monday seeks more than $75,000 in damages and a court order stopping Musk from making further allegations. Tesla did not respond to requests for comment Monday.

Musk called Unsworth a “pedo” in a tweet to his 22.5 million followers after Unsworth criticized Musk in a July 13 television interview with CNN about the rescue.

Musk and engineers from his rocket company, SpaceX, built a small submarine and shipped it to Thailand to help with the rescue. The device wasn’t used and in the interview, Unsworth called it a “PR stunt” and said it wouldn’t have worked to free the boys who were trapped in the flooded cave. He also said Musk “can stick his submarine somewhere where it hurts.”

The lawsuit alleges that Musk, apparently angered by Unsworth’s remarks, began a campaign to destroy his reputation “by publishing false and heinous accusations of criminality against him to the public.”

In a series of tweets July 15, Musk, who personally delivered the submarine to the cave, wrote that he never saw Unsworth and challenged him to show a video of the final rescue. “Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it,” Musk tweeted. Later on Twitter, Musk wrote “Bet ya a signed dollar it’s true.”

Later Musk deleted the tweets and apologized after being criticized by shareholders, the lawsuit alleged, stating in a tweet that his words were “spoken in anger” and that the sub was built out of kindness according to specifications from the dive team leader.

But on Aug. 28, Musk tweeted about Unsworth once again, writing: “You don’t think it’s strange he hasn’t sued me? He was offered free legal services.” The lawsuit states that with the tweet, Musk sought to tell the average reader that Unsworth’s failure to sue at the time was evidence that Unsworth is a pedophile.

Two days after the Aug. 28 tweet, Musk emailed a BuzzFeed News reporter, suggesting that the reporter investigate Unsworth and “stop defending child rapists,” according to the lawsuit, which is 65 pages with exhibits.

“He’s an old, single white guy from England who’s been traveling or living in Thailand for 30 to 40 years,” Musk wrote, adding that Unsworth moved in Thailand “for a child bride who was about 12 years old at the time,” according to the lawsuit.

Then in a second email to BuzzFeed, Musk accused Unsworth of being a liar and said he wasn’t on the cave dive team.

“Mr. Unsworth is not a pedophile. Mr. Unsworth has never engaged in an act of pedophilia. Mr. Unsworth is not a child rapist,” the lawsuit stated, adding that Unsworth has never been married to a minor.

Unsworth has a “significant other” in Thailand, a 40-year-old woman with whom he shares a house, according to the lawsuit. He first started going to Thailand in 2011, where he explored and mapped caves, the documents stated.

The lawsuit explains Unsworth’s role in the rescue, saying that on June 23, when the soccer players became trapped, several Thai officials called and asked him to go to the cave as soon as possible. He was the first foreign rescuer to arrive.

He recommended that the Thai government seek help from divers in the United Kingdom, and Unsworth called friend and fellow diver Rob Harper. Harper, who had just returned from exploring Thai caves with Unsworth, brought two other divers, John Volanthen and Rick Stanton, to help with the rescue.

The boys, ages 11-16, were found July 2 by Volanthen and Stanton, according to the lawsuit.

The last soccer player was rescued July 8. “Together with Mr. Unsworth, Mr. Harper, Mr. Volanthen, and Mr. Stanton put together the dive portion of the rescue plan that ultimately saved the boys,” the lawsuit stated. It concedes that Unsworth was not involved in the final planning stages of the rescue because he didn’t have enough experience to make the dive.

https://apnews.com/4f4ddea4fa0c43ae984447fae85cf644?utm

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Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Gets Job in Neighboring Police Force

Bart Alsbrook resigned as interim police chief of an Oklahoma town late last August, after he was revealed as the former leader of a neo-Nazi group. One year later, he has a job at a different police department 15 miles away.

Alsbrook, 50, is the former Texas coordinator of Blood & Honour USA, a racist skinhead group with neo-Nazi ties. He also ran a pair of neo-Nazi video and music companies and a skinhead website glorifying pictures of racist beatdowns, and was charged with the attempted murder of another skinhead—but had his case dropped when the alleged victim refused to testify. Those ties came to light when Alsbrook was named interim police chief of Colbert, Oklahoma last year, leading him to resign under pressure. Now he’s landed another job in a nearby police department. And this town says he’s there to stay.

Alsbrook was named Colbert’s interim police chief on August 22, 2017. The appointment was unfortunately timed for him. Just 10 days earlier, white supremacists had held a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompting the hate-tracking group the Southern Poverty Law Center to release a map of known hate groups in America. Colbert’s local TV KXII found one local hate group: a neo-Nazi record label registered to the area.

Calling itself the voice of the skinhead hate group Blood & Honor USA, the site sells openly neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan music, as well as Nazi and Confederate paraphernalia. The company was registered to Alsbrook, KXII found.

What’s more, in 2005, the SPLC reported that Alsbrook had attended a gathering of racist skinhead groups. At the time, he was Blood & Honour USA's Texas coordinator, and ran the skinhead video production company NS88 Videos. The company name is neo-Nazi code, with “NS” often referring to “national socialism” and “88” symbolizing “heil Hitler.”

In 1995, Alsbrook was charged with attempted murder, after a fellow skinhead was stabbed 24 times. The case went nowhere after the victim refused to testify. Alsbrook maintained that the victim had falsely identified him. When KXII began digging into his past, Alsbrook blamed the website registries on identity theft, claiming skinheads stole his wallet and started using his name in the 1990s. He did not attempt to explain his appearance in the documentaries. Public records searches suggest he is the only person of that name living in the U.S.

Alsbrook resigned from the Colbert department shortly after his past was made public.

But Alsbrook’s new employer says that’s all water under the bridge. Alsbrook started a new job as a reserve officer in the police department of Achille, Oklahoma, KXII reported this week. The police chief there told KXII that he’d known of Alsbrook’s neo-Nazi past, but that he’d since moved on, and was no longer racist.

Members of hate groups can leave their organizations and become de-radicalized. Some, like Derek Black, whose father founded the oldest hate forum in America, have gone on to pursue anti-racist work. But law enforcement also has a long history of attracting members of hate groups, or people who are sympathetic to hate groups. Participation in a hate group is grounds for firing in some departments, and officers across the country have variously been fired, suspended, or have voluntarily resigned over their hate-group membership in the past month.

Achille’s city government said they’re standing behind Alsbrook.

“We don’t consider something from 20 years ago,” Achille City Clerk Laura Stanley told the Herald Democrat this week of Alsbrook’s hiring.

Alsbrook gave the Herald Democrat a similar comment last year before his resignation. “Left all that racist stuff behind me 15 years ago,” Albrook texted them in 2017. “Been helping people ever since. I have a clean record so I volunteered to be an unpaid police office a few years back.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/oklahoma-police-chief-resigns-over-neo-nazi-ties-gets-job-in-neighboring-police-force?

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FBI Raids And Shuts Down Solar Observatory Before They Fire A Flase Flag EMP To Fry Our Entire Power

NEPTUNE'S FREAKIN' NEWS

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

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180910185746/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/1.html

On September 6, 2018 the FBI converged at the Sunspot, New Mexico Solar Observatory and closed the facility down, evacuating personnel and closing the post office as well. According to the local Sheriff, his department was asked to stand by while the evacuation was taking place, but without offering the Sheriff any information about what was occurring other than there was a "security issue."

Otero County Sheriff Benny House told the Alamogordo Daily News last week the sheriff’s office was asked to stand by and mentioned that the FBI was involved.

“The FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on,” House told the newspaper. “We’ve got people up there (at Sunspot) that requested us to standby while they evacuate it. Nobody would really elaborate on any of the circumstances as to why. The FBI were up there. What their purpose was nobody will say.”

House said there were a lot of unanswered questions over Sunspot’s closure.

“But for the FBI to get involved that quick and be so secretive about it, there was a lot of stuff going on up there,” House told the newspaper. “There was a Blackhawk helicopter, a bunch of people around antennas and work crews on towers but nobody would tell us anything.”

Those are the facts as we know them at this time and needless to stay this mystery has spawned an overwhelming amount of internet speculation as to why the sudden rush to evacuate the site. Everything from massive solar flares to an imminent alien invasion has been discussed and written about, but nothing to explain the evacuation itself.

https://archive.fo/9kTPF

Meanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is testing a new system next week that allows President Trump to send messages directly to U.S. cellphones.

All major wireless firms and more than 100 mobile carriers are participating in the new Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) program that allows for presidential alerts, FEMA wrote in a Thursday statement.

“The EAS [Emergency Alert System] is a national public warning system that provides the president with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency,” FEMA said in a statement.

The EAS is also used with radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers, the agency said.

The WEA system is already used to warn the public about missing children, dangerous weather and other vital information, FEMA said.

Cellphone users cannot opt out of receiving alerts in accordance with the 2006 Warning, Alert and Response Network Act passed by Congress.

https://archive.fo/quaXC

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Netherland Cuckolds Prosecute Their Own Citizens For Calling Turkish Dictator A Goat Fucker

Netherland Cuckolds Prosecute Their Own Citizens For Calling Turkish Dictator A Goat Fucker

https://archive.fo/OFAsa

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-17/netherlands-prosceutes-its-own-citizen-calling-turkish-dictator-goat-fcker

It was mid-September in 1683, almost 335 years ago to the day. Turkish forces of the Ottoman Empire surrounded Vienna, one of the most strategic cities in Europe at the time.

Controlling Vienna meant controlling the Danube River, which flows from Western Germany to the Black Sea, providing critical access for the Ottomans to invade the rest of Europe.

So if Vienna fell, Europe would soon follow.

The Holy Roman Emperor, Leopold I seemed to abandon Vienna with the bulk of his forces as the Ottoman Turks advanced. He left only a vastly outnumbered garrison to protect the walled city.

The Ottoman’s laid siege to Vienna. Though the inhabitants were hungry and short on supplies, they continued to hold out, repelling every Ottoman assault.

Finally the Ottomans mined under the city walls to place explosives. The outer wall was breached, and all seemed hopeless for Vienna.

But Leopold I had not really abandoned the city. He had been rallying troops in Poland, Germany, and Lithuania, convincing tens of thousands of soldiers to defend the city.

They all understood that it would mean doom for the rest of Europe if the Ottoman Turks took Vienna. It was a war for their very way of life.

The combined European armies arrived just in time, and the decisive battle began at 4am on September 12, 1683.

It lasted the entire day until, just before sundown, Polish King Jan III Sobieski led nearly 20,000 cavalrymen to attack the remaining Ottoman lines in what would become the largest known cavalry charge in human history.

The cavalry charge was successful, and European forces vanquished the Ottoman invaders.

Just imagine how different life would be if they hadn’t…

Ottoman rulers had long closed their empire off to intellectual, scientific, and technological advancement. Corruption and ignorance were rampant.

In 1515 Ottoman Sultan Selim I threatened the death penalty to anyone caught using a printing press.

For hundreds of years, in fact, the only western book on science that was allowed into the Ottoman Empire was a medical text on the treatment of syphilis.

If the Ottoman Empire had taken Vienna, it’s hard to imagine that there would have been a Renaissance or Age of Enlightenment. Human civilization could have been set back for centuries.

The differences are as stark as they would likely had been if the Nazis had won World War II.

Fortunately that didn’t happen. Europe won the decisive battle, and reason and prosperity flourished.

Sadly this is no longer the case. Prosperity is in short supply in Europe these days, where countries like Italy and Greece are in a tailspin due to massive government debt (despite some of the highest taxes in the world).

Unemployment rates across much of the continent are appalling. Failing banks need constant bailouts. The disastrously low fertility rate has created a time bomb for most national pension funds.

Reason and common sense are also in short supply.

Case in point: a few weeks ago the government of the Netherlands charged and prosecuted one of its own citizens, a 64-year old Dutchman from the town of Sittard near the German border, for sending angry emails to the President of Turkey.

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LEAKED EMAILS: Google Employees Sobbed Finding Out Turn Latino Voters Actually Voted For Trump

Alternatives To State-run Social Media: >>>/endtimes/34 | https:// archive.fo/O8MqE

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180822162518/https:// endchan.xyz/endtimes/res/34.html

An email chain among senior Google executives from the day after the 2016 presidential election reveals the company tried to influence the 2016 United States presidential election on behalf of one candidate, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In the emails, a Google executive describes efforts to pay for free rides for a certain sect of the population to the polls–a get-out-the-vote for Hispanic voters operation–and how these efforts were because she thought it would help Hillary Clinton win the general election in 2016. She also used the term “silent donation” to describe Google’s contribution to the effort to elect Clinton president.

The main email, headlined, “Election results and the Latino vote,” was sent on Nov. 9, 2016—the day after Clinton’s loss to Trump in the 2016 presidential election—by Eliana Murillo, Google’s Multicultural Marketing department head.

The four page email begins with Murillo claiming she and others at Google were engaged in non-partisan activities not designed to help any one candidate or another—only to undercut her own commentary in later passages in the emails by openly admitting the entire effort to boost Latino turnout using Google products with official company resources was to elect Clinton over Trump.

The critical miscalculation, Murillo wrote in a stunning admission in the email, was that Latino voters backed Trump by higher margins than any experts had forecast in the lead-up to the election. Trump’s 29 percent among Hispanics nationally blew prognosticators away, and he hit even higher numbers—about 31 percent—in the key battleground state of Florida, Murillo admitted.

Murillo wrote at the outset of the lengthy message:

"We worked very hard. Many people did. We pushed tp get out the Latino vote with our features, our partners, and our voices. We kept our Google efforts non-partisan and followed our company’s protocols for the elections strategy. We emphasized our mission to give Latinos access to information so that they can make an informed decision at the polls, and we feel very grateful for all the support to do this important work. Latinos voted in record-breaking numbers, particularly with early votes. A large percentage of Latino voters in Florida were new voters who had become citizens just in time to vote. We saw high traffic for the search queries ‘votar,’ ‘como votar,’ and ‘donde voter,’ in key states like Florida and Nevada. We will be pulling in more info in the coming hours/days but so far we definitely know there was high traffic on search in Spanish. Without translating our tools the users wouldn’t have found the information they needed. Objectively speaking, our goal was met — we pushed and successfully launched the search features in Spanish, and we thank Lisa for her support in advocating for this work. I sent Philipp a note yesterday to thank him because he and others voiced their support for this too, and we greatly appreciate it. Even Sundar gave the effort a shout out and a comment in Spanish, which was really special."

https://archive.fo/fyiFR

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Based Border Patrol Agent Who Killed Mexican Migrants, Prostitutes And Tranny Arrested

Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, has been accused of killing four women, including one transgender woman, and kidnapping a fifth woman, who escaped and alerted law enforcement.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been accused of going on a nearly two-week-long “serial killing spree” that came to an end on Saturday after he was arrested in connection with the deaths of four women and the kidnapping of a fifth woman.

Webb County-Zapata County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz told The Texas Tribune that Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, fled from state troopers after the fifth woman escaped and alerted law enforcement. Officials found him hiding in a truck near a gas station close to a Laredo hotel and arrested him without incident.

“He picked [the fifth woman] up, she went willingly with him and then while she was with him things started to get dangerous for her and when she tried to escape from him at a gas station that’s when she ran into a trooper,” Alaniz said.

“In our opinion he is the sole person responsible for this horrific serial killing spree.”

Alaniz, whose office is assisting the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers in the investigation, called the killings “just a horrific case overall.”

Alaniz said Ortiz has killed four women since Sept. 3, including one transgender woman. Two of them were U.S. citizens; the other victims’ nationalities are unknown. All of them were sex workers, he said.

Alaniz said the killings happened when Ortiz was off duty and in his own vehicle, a white four-door Dodge truck.

https://archive.fo/NjGok

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-17/police-arrest-texas-border-patrol-agent-accused-being-serial-killer

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Good! Bernie Sanders Introduces The 'Stop BEZOS Act' To Stop Amazon Subsidies

RELATED:

https://archive.fo/CInHW (US Military Hired Amazon To Store Sensitive Data, Secrets Stolen By China)

https://archive.fo/R7oOo (US Army Data Hacked In 2017, Stored On Amazon S3 Servers)

https://archive.fo/FJWtH (NSA Files Left Exposed Online on Amazon S3 Server, Hacked)

https://archive.fo/pC2Yd (Amazon S3 Servers NOT Secure!)

One week after a war of words erupted between Bernie Sanders and Jeff Bezos, the vendetta between the Vermont Senator and the world's richest man escalated on Wednesday when Sanders introduced a Senate bill called the "Stop BEZOS Act", that would require large employers like Amazon and Walmart to pay back the government for food stamps, public housing, Medicaid and other federal assistance received by their workers.

The bill's acronym is a direct dig at Bezos and stands for Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act. It seeks to establish a 100% tax on government benefits received by workers at companies with at least 500 employees, Sanders said on Wednesday according to the Washington Post.

"In other words, the taxpayers of this country would no longer be subsidizing the wealthiest people in this country who are paying their workers inadequate wages," Sanders said at a press conference announcing the bill. "Despite low unemployment, we end up having tens of millions of Americans working at wages that are just so low that they can't adequately take care of their families."

The proposed bill came one day after Amazon briefly hit $1 trillion in market cap, just a month after Apple did the same, although a quick look at recent price appreciation suggests that Amazon will soon eclipse even Apple to become the world's most valueable company.

Bezos, who founded Amazon, is the world's wealthiest man: he has added $67 billion to his fortune in 2018, giving him a $167 billion net worth on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The median Amazon worker, meanwhile, was paid $28,446 last year, according to company filings.

The increase in Bezos' wealth has outpaced the rest of the billionaires tracked by Bloomberg by an obscene margin.

https://archive.fo/hvOxD

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-05/bernie-sanders-introduces-stop-bezos-act

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Google De-platforms Gab App In Next Round of Censorship

Alternatives To State-run Social Media: >>>/prepare/20 | https:// archive.fo/u7LTM

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180831064849/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/20.html

A popular social media alternative to Twitter has reportedly been “suspended and removed” from the Google Play Store for alleged “hate speech” –at the very same time, it’s important to note, that Google, Facebook, Twitter and many other mainstream social media and tech platforms are openly tolerating racist, anti-American, and even pro-pedophilia content on their own platforms.

Reports indicate that Google officially pulled the plug on Gab.ai for the second time on September 9, the tech behemoth’s excuse being that its “global filter on ‘hate speech’ words” was triggered by some Gab.ai users.

While Gab.ai admittedly has some unsavory users, as all social media platforms do, the platform’s promise is to uphold its commitment to free speech – which is more than can be said for Google, which has been on a censorship melee in recent weeks.

Gab.ai CEO Andrew Torba published a list of all the “hate” words that Google filters out of its Play Store, which is apparently quite extensive. At the same time, Google allows all sorts of evil to pervade its various platforms, proving once again that the world’s most evil search engine is discriminately selective in what it chooses to filter.

“Weird that apps which allow pedophiles to roam freely and prey on young children (Twitter, Periscope, Mastodon) are all allowed on the App Stores. But Gab.ai, which takes a hardline stance against illegal pornography and child abuse, is not allowed,” Torba said in a statement.

The reason why Google, Twitter, Periscope, et al. seem to have no concern for protecting innocent children and shielding users from violent and sexual predators is because these leftist corporations actually support such evil. What they don’t support, and wish to stamp out, is free speech that violates their agenda, aka “terms and conditions.”

Keep in mind that Microsoft has similarly threatened Gab.ai with removal from its web servers, citing platform content that it said constituted “hate speech.”

This threat opened up a whole new Pandora’s Box of potential censorship, seeing as how Gab.ai pays Microsoft to host its platform on Microsoft servers. So long as nothing explicitly illegal is taking place at Gab.ai, there’s no viable or legal justification for Microsoft to control the content on Gab.ai.

https://archive.fo/TSRnX

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-13-gab-ai-de-platformed-by-google.html

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Military Now Has Tooth Mics For Invisible, Hands-Free Radio Calls

Next time you pass someone on the street who appears to be talking to themselves, they may literally have voices inside their head…and be a highly trained soldier on a dangerous mission. The Pentagon has inked a roughly $10 million contract with a California company to provide secure communication gear that’s essentially invisible.

Dubbed the Molar Mic, it’s a small device that clips to your back teeth. The device is both microphone and “speaker,” allowing the wearer to transmit without any conspicuous external microphone and receive with no visible headset or earpiece. Incoming sound is transmitted through the wearer’s bone matter in the jaw and skull to the auditory nerves; outgoing sound is sent to a radio transmitter on the neck, and sent to another radio unit that can be concealed on the operator. From there, the signal can be sent anywhere.

“Essentially, what you are doing is receiving the same type of auditory information that you receive from your ear, except that you are using a new auditory pathway — through your tooth, through your cranial bones — to that auditory nerve. You can hear through your head as if you were hearing through your ear,” said Peter Hadrovic, CEO of Molar Mic creator Sonitus Technologies. He likened the experience to what happens when you eat a crunchy breakfast cereal — but instead of hearing that loud (delightfully marketable) chewing noise, you’re receiving important communications from your operations team.

Your ability to understand conversations transmitted through bone improves with practice. “Over the period of three weeks, your brain adapts and it enhances your ability to process the audio,” said Hadrovic. But even “out of the gate, you can understand it,” he said. (more below)

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/09/military-now-has-tooth-mics-invisible-hands-free-radio-calls/151145/

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The Molar Mic connects to its transmitter via near-field magnetic induction. It’s similar to Bluetooth, encryptable, but more difficult to detect and able to pass through water.

Sonitus received early funding from In-Q-Tel, the nonprofit investment arm of the CIA, to develop the concept. Hadrovic declined to say whether CIA operatives had used the device in intelligence gathering. But the Molar Mic has seen the dust of Afghanistan and even played a role in rescue operations in the United States.

In Aug, 2016, a connection Hadrovic met through In-Q-Tel introduced the company to the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx (since rebranded simply DIU). They linked Sonitus to their “warrior in residence” and several other pararescuemen, or PJs, from the Air National Guard’s 131st Rescue Squadron at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, near the DIU headquarters.Pararescuemen airdrop behind enemy lines to rescue downed aircrews.

A few of the airmen took prototypes of the device on deployment to Afghanistan. Although they didn’t use it during missions, they were able to test it repeatedly and offer feedback. Hadrovic said the 14 months of testing were critical to improving the product for use by the military.

In 2017, a few of the PJs from the 131st brought Molar Mic along when they deployed to Texas to help with rescue operations for Hurricane Harvey. Hadrovic said the airmen were pleased with its performance during complicated operations involving water, helicopters, and a lot of external noise.

“This guy is standing in neck-deep water, trying to hoist a civilian up into a helicopter above. He says, ‘There is no way I would be able to communicate with the crew chief and the pilot if I was not wearing your product.’

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/09/military-now-has-tooth-mics-invisible-hands-free-radio-calls/151145/

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The Exodus Begins! Nearly Half of Millennials Have Deleted Facebook App Study Shows

SUCH GOOD!

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

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180831064849/https:// 8ch.net/prepare/res/20.html

On a day when its chief operating officer was on Capitol Hill this morning getting a grilling from DC lawmakers, Facebook is also the focus of a newly released Pew Research Center study that’s chock-a-block with negative trends for the beleaguered social giant.

Among the more attention-grabbing findings: More than one in four people have deleted the Facebook app from their phones, a figure that gets a lot higher when you focus just on 18- to 29-year-olds (44 percent of whom say they’ve done so). All told, 74 percent of Facebook users, according to the Pew data, say they’ve taken one of the following actions in the past year.

They’ve either: adjusted their privacy settings, taken a break from Facebook for at least a few weeks or deleted it from their phone altogether.

Pew gathered these findings by surveying a group of US adults between May 29 and June 11, so definitely with plenty of time for them to have formed opinions and changed their behaviors in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

“It’s certainly been a year of scandals for the social media behemoth,” reports TechCrunch about today’s survey findings, “which started 2018 already on the back foot already in the wake of Kremlin-backed election interference revelations — and with Mark Zuckerberg saying his annual personal mission for the new year would be the embarrassingly unfun challenge of ‘fixing Facebook.’

“Since then things have only got worse, with a major global scandal kicking off in March after fresh revelations about the Cambridge Analytica data misuse sandal snowballed and went on to drag all sorts of other data malfeasance skeletons out of Facebook’s closet.”

While there’s a bit of divergence in the Pew data between older and younger Facebook users, with the latter especially showing a particular ease with breaking away from the platform, it’s worth noting that the data isn’t showing much of a difference depending on if the user is a Democrat or Republican.

The Pew researchers found that Republicans, more so than Democrats, think the platform tends to censor political speech. One the arguments that also got wrapped up in Wednesday’s hearings that featured representatives of Facebook and Twitter — and even controversial broadcast firebrand Alex Jones, right there in the front row at the Senate hearing.

https://archive.fo/nQa4D

https://nypost.com/2018/09/05/nearly-half-of-millennials-have-deleted-facebook-app-study-shows/

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LA Times Forced To Admit BAD ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS Are Causing Massive Fires In Commiefornia

That's right commies! You have to clear dead wood! Lumber industry, land managment and human use of water is NOT a bad thing!

Adopting more active forest management policies such as increased thinning of trees and conducting controlled burns will help mitigate damage from future wildfires, the Los Angeles Times editorial board writes.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke began advocating similar policy prescriptions earlier in 2018 after President Donald Trump blamed California’s “bad environmental laws” for creating a wildfire-prone environment.

California forests have grown drier and less healthy from overcrowded trees, infestations of bark beetles and the effects of climate change, the LA Times writes. California’s restrictions on active forest management have contributed to the poor and worsening conditions of the forests, allowing them to grow uninhibited while suppressing fires that would normally naturally control the forests’ growth.

“Fire is not necessarily bad for forests. California used to burn with regularity, and low-intensity fires are vital in some ecosystems to clear excess brush and small trees from the landscape,” the editorial board writes. “But there’s been a change in fire behavior over the last century, as the state and federal government began dousing the blazes. Decades of fire suppression have allowed forests to grow dense with trees.”

“Combined with drought, insect infestations and the stress of a warming climate, those management practices have led to more intense and destructive fires that are more dangerous to people living near the forests and more damaging to air quality,” the op-ed continues.

California’s environmental laws entered the national spotlight in early August when Trump blamed them for the severity of the wildfires that were ravaging the state.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was soon at the front of the administration’s push for California to begin adopting more active land management policies. Zinke traveled to California to see the damage from the fires and meet with local officials and firefighters Aug. 13.

Zinke ramped up calls for greater forest thinning while also dismissing the idea that climate change is playing a significant factor in the wildfires’ intensity.

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown partnered with state lawmakers to introduce changes to the state’s policies. The bill would grant $1 billion toward forest thinning and ease regulations on cutting trees on private property, according to the LA Times.

https://archive.fo/GCsaW

https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/02/la-times-trump-california-wildfires/

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Commiefornia Tops National Poverty Rate As Great Exodus Begins

RELATED: >>>/prepare/40

Despite efforts by state legislators at creating a socialist utopia, California still has the highest poverty rate in the nation at 19%, despite a 1.4% decrease from last year according to the Census Bureau.

Poverty and income figures released Wednesday reveal that over 7 million Californians are struggling to get by in the second most expensive state to live in, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research's 2017 Annual Cost of Living Index.

And while California has a "vigorous economy and a number of safety net programs to aid needy residents," according to the Sacramento Bee, one out of every five residents is suffering economic hardship - which is fueled in large part by sky-high housing costs, according to Caroline Danielson, policy director at the Public Policy Institute of California.

“We do have a housing crisis in many parts of the state and our poverty rate is highest in Los Angeles County,” she said, adding that cost of living and poverty is often highest in the state’s coastal counties. “When you factor that in we struggle.”

Silicon Valley residents in particular are leaving in droves - more so than any other part of the state. Nearby San Mateo County which is home to Facebook came in Second, while Los Angeles County came in third.

“They’re looking for affordability and not finding it in Santa Clara County,” said Danielle Hale, chief economist for realtor.com.

It's not just housing prices driving the exodus, of course. Punitive taxes - more than twice as much as some other states, are eating away at disposable income. Nearby Arizona's income tax rate is 4.54% vs. California's 9.3%, while the new tax bill may accelerate the exodus.

As Michael Snyder of the Economic Collapse Blog pointed out in May…

Reasons for the mass exodus include rising crime, the worst traffic in the western world, a growing homelessness epidemic, wildfires, earthquakes and crazy politicians that do some of the stupidest things imaginable. But for most families, the decision to leave California comes down to one basic factor…

Money.

And according to ULI, 74% of California millennials are considering an exodus.

GOD HELP US IF THEY KEEP VOTING THE SAME!

https://archive.fo/dKYBa

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-13/california-tops-national-poverty-rate-key-demographic-plans-exodus-state

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UK communications regulator to push for regulation of forums and social media

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/sep/17/ofcom-to-push-for-regulation-of-social-media-platforms

Tech companies such as Facebook and Google could be regulated in the same way as the mobile phone and broadband industry, the head of media regulator Ofcom was expected to say on Tuesday.

Sharon White was due to outline a potential system regulating social media companies’ in-house complaints processes. Targets would be set for how quickly they removed offensive content and substantial fines issued if they failed to meet these standards. Such a system could be modelled on the existing British method of regulating telecoms companies.

“Trust in them is already weakening,” she was expected to say in comments first reported by the Telegraph. “Our research shows that people see social media platforms as the single biggest source of online harm – and most people want the rules to be tighter.”

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Imagine Our Shock: Vatican Lobbied US Government and Politicans To Block Child-Sex Investigation

Imagine Our Shock: Vatican Lobbied US Government and Politicans To Block Child-Sex Investigation, Reform

RELATED: >>663549

The Vatican spent over $2.1 million on lobbying the U.S. government to block a bill that would have reformed child-sex laws in 2015.

The Catholic Conference, headed by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, used Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, Patricia Lynch & Associates, Hank Sheinkopf, and Mark Behan Communications to lobby against the Child Victims Act.

Nydailynews.com reports: https://archive.fo/0Tslw

Filings show the lobbyists were retained, in part, to work on issues associated with “statute of limitations” and “timelines for commencing certain civil actions related to sex offenses.” Other issues included parochial school funding and investment tax credits.

“They are willing to spend limitless money in order to basically keep bad guys from being accountable for their actions,” said Melanie Blow, chief operations officer of the Stop Abuse Campaign. “I think they’re doing it because they don’t want to have to pay out settlements.”

Added Kathryn Robb, an advocate and survivor who says she was abused by her brother as a 9-year-old: “If they need to spend that much money on lobbying, clearly, then, they have some pretty big secrets to hide.”

While a far cry from the millions in lobbying top special interests spend in Albany each year, advocates for child sex abuse survivors say the $2.1 million spent likely represents a worthwhile investment to the Catholic Conference if it can continue to block legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex abuse civil cases and open a one-year window to bring lawsuits for victims who can no longer sue under current law.

The Catholic Conference has argued that opening a one-year window to revive old cases could ultimately bankrupt the Church.

The firms the Catholic Conference chose is also telling.

Wilson Elser has long been Albany’s biggest lobbying firm. The firm represented the Catholic Conference from at least 2007 through the end of 2015 and was paid more than $1 million during that time, according to online filings with the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

After several key people either left the firm or reduced their responsibilities, the Church did not renew the contract with Wilson Elser for 2016, sources said.

Wilson Elser, which was being paid $10,000 a month by the Catholic Conference, had no comment.

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Wash.Man hits beaver with car,woman gets box to take to vet,comes back,man is fucking beaver

A man was arrested late Monday on an animal cruelty charge after he allegedly sexually assaulted a beaver in a park, local media reported.

The incident occurred at Columbia Park in Kennewick, Washington, after a woman saw someone hit a beaver with a car, radio station KXLY reported.

The woman then went home to find a box to bring the injured beaver to a veterinarian, newspaper Tri-City Herald reported.

When she returned, the woman found a man next to the animal. She initially wondered whether he was comforting the beaver, Sgt. Aaron Clem said, according to the newspaper.

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The man, however, was on top of the beaver with his pants unzipped, KXLY reported. When officers arrived, the beaver was dead, Tri-City Herald reported.

"Late last night officers responded to Columbia Park for a report of a transient male having sexual contact with a wild animal," Kennewick Police Department wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday.

Richard Delp, 35, was arrested on an animal cruelty charge and possession of methamphetamine, police said on Facebook.

https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/05/kennewick-washington-man-alleged-sexual-assault-beaver-meth-possession-police/1205843002/

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Trump orders feds to declassify key FISA documents, text messages in FBI Russia probe

At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.

<https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-press-secretary-34/

<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/17/trump-orders-feds-to-declassify-key-fisa-documents-text-messages-in-fbi-russia-probe.html

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Hungary PM Slams EU: You Condemn Us Because We Are Not A Nation Of Migrants

Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivered a fiery speech in the European Parliament in Strasbourg in which he claimed his country was being condemned for choosing not to be a "country of migrants", as he conceded that the European parliament was set to trigger the EU’s most serious sanction against his government.

Arriving late to the debate in the chamber in Strasbourg on Tuesday on the country’s courts, treatment of its Roma community and media and academic freedoms, Orban told MEPs that the parliament was “insulting” his nation.

A defiant Orban accused the “pro-migrant majority” of having “already made up their minds” to invoke the European Union Treaty’s Article 7 against Hungary, for its treatment of migrants and minorities, and the ruling party purported abuse of the law and suppression of media freedoms.

"But still I have come heretoday because you are not going to condemn a government but a country as well as a nation. You are going to denounce Hungary that has been a member of the family of Christian nations for a thousand years."

The Hungarian populist nationalist, who won landslide general election victory in April, was addressing the parliament before a vote on Wednesday on a report which has advised it to trigger article 7, which can ultimately lead to an EU member state losing its voting rights in the union’s institutions, according to the Guardian

Orbán stands accused of undermining the independence of its judiciary and media, waging a propaganda and legal war against the Central European University, founded by the philanthropist George Soros, and mistreating asylum seekers and refugees while limiting the functioning of non-governmental organisations who seek to aid them.

"Hungary will not accede to this blackmailing, Hungary will protect its borders, stop illegal migration and - if needed - we will stand up to you,” said Orban.

Calling the proceedings an “insult” to his nation, Orban called Hungary the “defender of Europe” and spoke of its “different view on Christianity in Europe, the role of nations and national culture.”

“These differences cannot be a reason to brand any country and be excluded from joint decisions. We would never go as far as to silence those that do not agree with us,” said the Hungarian prime minister, as the majority of the chamber sat in silence, while his mostly Euroskeptic supporters cheered.

Article 7 is applied if an EU member state presents a “systemic threat” to the bloc’s values, which Hungary was adjudged to have done in a report by Green MEP Judith Sargentini earlier this year, and could result in Budapest losing its voting representation in various European bodies, becoming a pariah state in the union.

It requires for two-thirds of MEPs to vote in favor of accepting the report on Wednesday, after European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker delivers his annual State of the Union speech.

This is considered likely, but all the other EU nations would then need to agree unanimously to punish Budapest. Such consensus has never been achieved, meaning that Article 7 has never been implemented, and is not likely this time either, although in an unexpected setback for Orban, Austria’s governing center-right party People’s Party decided to back the report. Hungary’s northern neighbor appeared to be on the verge of joining the Visegrad Group of four anti-migrant European states (which also includes Poland, Czechia and Slovakia) when Sebastian Kurz won the election last year

Hungary has vowed to veto the application of similar sanctions to Poland, under its own investigation, and at least Warsaw will likely return the favor.

“There can be no compromises on the rule of law and democracy and it is therefore important that the accusations that have been made against Hungary are cleared up,” Kurz told Austria’s national television ahead of the MEP vote.

That said, Orban retained the support of one notable Europarliament presence: Nigel Farage.

Mr Orbán should join the Brexit club. He will love it. pic.twitter.com/VsuBwKIhbc

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 11, 2018

“Thank God there is at least one European leader prepared to stand up for his principles, his culture, his nation and his people in the face of such extreme bullying,” said former UK leader Nigel Farage, who called the proceedings against Budapest “a show trial.”

https://archive.fo/NdHbs

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-11/fiery-speech-hungary-pm-slams-eu-you-condemn-us-because-we-are-not-nation-migrants

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Good! Apple Slammed by Tariffs For Outsourcing American Jobs, Stocks Plummet

Apple stock slumped near the close of trading, dragging down the Nasdaq and killing any hopes for a green close, after the company told the US government that the proposed tariff list covers a wide range of Apple products and the products used in the company’s U.S. operations.

"Our concern with these tariffs is that the U.S. will be hardest hit, and that will result in lower U.S. growth and competitiveness and higher prices for U.S. consumers," the company said in a letter to the U.S. government.

The list includes Apple digital health and wireless connectivity products, including Apple Watch, Apple Pencil and Air Pods; Apple computing tools such as MacMini; Apple adapters, cables and chargers engineered for efficiency and safety; Apple- designed components and made-to-specification tooling for Apple’s U.S. manufacturing and product repair facilities; specialty testing equipment for Apple’s U.S. product development labs; and servers, hard drives and cables for Apple’s U.S. data centers that support our global services such as the App Store, it said.

While hardly material for AAPL's $1 trillion + market cap, the sharp drop in AAPL stock which wiped out over $10 billion in market cap, shows that should Trump continue to push China and more companies are caught in the net, not even the untouchable tech sector would be spared, a scary preposition for the S&P500, in which over half the gains have come from just six tech stocks, with AAPL among them.

https://archive.fo/rmreL

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-07/apple-drops-session-lows-after-admitting-its-products-would-be-hit-tariffs

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Staged Filming of False Flag 'Chemical Attacks' Has Begun in Idlib Warns Russia

RELATED: >>>/n/668947 ; >>>/n/669503 ; >>>/n/669017

Russian state media channels, in a near simultaneous blitz of information, have issued breaking alerts this morning that anti-Assad insurgents in Idlib have begun filming "fake footage of chemical attacks" based on Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) statements. The Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation says the "fake footage of chemical attacks" is expected to be delivered to various TV channels and Western journalists before the end of the day Tuesday.

Russia's Sputnik News indicates based on official Moscow sources:

According to the information received from inhabitants of Idlib province, militants are now filming a staged provocation in the city of Jisr al-Shugur, where "chemical weapons" are depicted as being used by the Syrian army against civilians. The film crews of several Middle Eastern TV channels arrived in Jisr al-Shugur in the morning, as well as the regional affiliate of one of the main American television news networks", the Reconciliation Center said.

Jisr al-Shugur is a key al-Qaeda held town in Idlib Province, specifically under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Nusrah Front, or al-Qaeda). There have been international journalists inside Jisr al-Shugur over the past weeks.

Official Russian military sources also say two containers with chlorine-based toxic substance have been brought to Jisr al-Shugur; however, the sources did not cite any specific intelligence or provide evidence for the claim.

The Russian MoD described, per Sputnik:

The plot envisages staged scenes showing 'activists' of the Civil Defence ("White Helmets") 'helping' the residents of Jisr al-Shughur after the Syrian army allegedly used the so-called barrel bombs with poisonous substances," the center said.

Meanwhile Russian channel RT also featured the charges in breaking news, describing:

Several Middle East TV channels and a local branch of a leading US news channel have been sent to the city of Jisr al-Shughur in Syria’s Idlib governorate to produce the footage needed for the provocation.

This comes the same morning as a new Wall Street Journal report confirms that the White House is now in direct talks with the U.K. and France over plans for a possible third round of coordinated strikes on Syria should the Syrian Army use chemical weapons during its Idlib assault.

Speaking to reporters after a major speech on Monday, US national security advisor John Bolton slammed Moscow's allegations of an impending staged "chemical provocation," saying “That has to be, in the history of propaganda in the 20th and 21st centuries, one of the most outrageous claims that I can think of,” according to the WSJ.

https://archive.fo/PBVn7

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-11/russian-defense-ministry-says-filming-mock-chemical-attack-has-begun-idlib

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UK:White people arrested for terror offences outstrip any other single ethnic group

The number of white suspected terrorists being arrested in the UK has overtaken those of Asian appearance for the first time in more than a decade.

Statistics released by the Home Office show an overall fall in terror arrests of 22 per cent in the year, with 351 made in the 12 months to the end of June.

“The fall is partly due to a relatively large number of arrests being made following terrorist attacks in London and Manchester last year,” a report said.

White suspects accounted for 38 per cent of terror-related arrests, followed by those of Asian appearance on 37 per cent and black suspects on 9 per cent.

“This was the first time, since the year ending June 2005, that the proportion of white people arrested has exceeded the proportion of Asian people arrested,” the report said.

“It was the second highest number of arrests of white people in a year since the data collection began in 2001.”

The demographics of terrorists in prison, where Islamists make up the majority, is also changing, as the number of far-right extremists jailed rises.

The Home Office said: “The number of Islamist, extremist prisoners saw a slight decrease for the first time.

“The proportion of prisoners holding far-right ideologies has increased steadily over the past three years, with the number up from 10 to 28 in the latest year.”

Terror arrests have risen significantly since Isis declared its so-called “state” across Syria and Iraq, causing at least 900 people to leave the UK for its territories and others, who remained in the country, arrested for raising money for the group, spreading its propaganda and planning to commit attacks.

Then in 2016, National Action became the first far-right group to ever be declared a terrorist organisation in the UK, with waves of police raids targeting the neo-Nazis.

Experts have warned of the threat of “reciprocal radicalisation”, where Islamists and the far-right feed off each other to drive support to their own ideologies.

Since the Westminster attack in March 2017, security services have foiled 13 Islamist plots and four from the extreme right-wing, seeing numerous would-be killers jailed.

Of the five attacks launched in London and Manchester last year, leaving a total of 36 victims dead, Isis claimed responsibility for four and one was carried out by a far-right extremist targeting Muslims.

Islamists make up 82 per cent of terrorist prisoners, followed by 13 per cent far-right and the rest made up of other ideologies including links to Northern Ireland.

Police leaders said the past year saw highest number of terrorists tried and successfully convicted, since data collection began in 2009.

Life sentences were handed out in 10 cases, including for the men who mounted the Finsbury Park and Parsons Green terror attacks.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/terror-arrests-white-people-number-home-office-ethic-group-asian-a8535551.html

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Amazon employees accepting cash bribes from online sellers to delete negative product reviews

For Amazon's online sellers, a negative product review can be extremely damaging to businesses selling their products on the retail giant's site.

In order to quash bad feedback, some sellers are offering Amazon employees bribes to obtain bad reviewers' email addresses or to erase the negative review from the site entirely, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

According to the Wall Street Journal's sources, this practice is especially common in China, where small business owners sometimes pay Amazon employees around $300 for each bad review they take down.

These services are reportedly overseen by brokers who use the Chinese messaging service WeChat to connect sellers with Amazon employees.

Sellers can even contact brokers to get proprietary information on sales volume and data relating to shoppers' online spending habits in order to boost sales, the sources said.

Amazon policies prohibit disclosing this information, and the online retail giant has reportedly launched an internal investigation to determine which employees are violating the company's policies.

Amazon didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-china-cash-bribes-sellers-investigation-2018-9

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Sean Penn: #MeToo Divides Men and Women

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn says much of the spirit of the #MeToo movement is to “divide men and women.”

Penn appeared Monday in an interview with the co-star of the new Hulu show “The First” on NBC’s “Today ” show. Natascha McElhone said her character is informed by the movement.

Penn disagreed. The two-time Oscar winner says he’s “very suspicious of a movement that gets glommed onto in great stridency and rage and without nuance.”

Penn says he thinks “it’s too black and white.” He says it’s “really good to just slow down.”

“The First” centers on a mission to Mars. The president of the United States and three of the five astronauts are women.

MEANWHILE, IN REAL LIFE, THE TWO ENTREPRENEURS THAT ARE BUILDING ROCKETS TO GET US TO MARS IN REAL LIFE ARE BOTH MEN AND THE PRESIDENT MOST LIKELY TO BE IN POWER DURING A MARS MISSION IS ALSO A MAN

https://archive.fo/nX2pL

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Internet Disaster Ahead! EU Parliament Approves Upload Filters, Mass Censorship

Internet Disaster Ahead! EU Parliament Approves Upload Filters, Mass Censorship

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https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/09/12/internet-disaster-eu-parliament-approves-link-tax-upload-filter/

LOOK FOR P2P AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SHARE BANNED MEDIA: >>>/prepare/21

Controversial new European Union (EU) laws that could force tech firms to monitor all web uploads, destroy internet meme culture, and disadvantage small news websites have been approved by the European Parliament.

The vote in Strasbourg on Wednesday was 438 in favour of the measures, 226 against, and 39 abstentions.

The European Commission has claimed the laws will update copyright rules, giving publishers and big music labels a fairer deal, but critics say they could lead to mass surveillance and alternative news sources shutting down.

The most contentious sections are the directive’s Article 11 and Article 13, which detractors have dubbed the “link tax” and the “upload filter” respectively.

They were initially rejected by the parliament after a campaign spearheaded by UKIP, and an intervention by British inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and co-founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales, who raised concerns about online freedom.

The redrafted directive now insists that “small and micro platforms [are] excluded from directive’s scope” and “hyperlinks, accompanied by ‘individual words’ can be shared freely” in an attempt to reassure critics.

It had been argued that taxing links would hand an advantage to larger, well resourced mainstream media platforms.

Final vote for Parliament position on the copyright directive with #UploadFilters and #LinkTax: adopted. Parliament has failed to listen to citizens’ and experts’ concerns. #SaveYourInternet pic.twitter.com/gtGi6rg5kL

— Julia Reda (@Senficon) September 12, 2018

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Royally Fucked! Transgender Pedophile Moved To Men’s Jail After Raping Female Inmates

A transgender person convicted of child rape carried out a slew of rapes on fellow inmates within days of being remanded into a women’s prison.

Karen White, who was previously known as David Thompson and born Stephen Wood, was sent to HMP New Hall in September 2017 after British authorities heard the 52-year-old rapist identified as a woman.

Breitbart.com reports: The prison service has apologised after White admitted to two counts of sexual assault against two women while in prison, while a judge ordered two further charges of sex attacks on fellow inmates to remain on file.

White, who had previously been jailed for 18 months in 2001 after committing offences of indecent assault and gross indecency with a child, carried out the first attack within days of arriving at the all-women prison, according to prosecutor Charlotte Dangerfield.

She told a hearing at Leeds Magistrates’ Court: “The defendant would stand very close to [another prisoner], touch her arm and wink at her. Her penis was erect and sticking out of the top of her trousers.”

Appearing at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday to admit an historic rape dating back to 2003, after last month admitting to two rapes carried out in 2016, White was also accused of three more sexual assaults in prison, two of which were allegedly preceded by the defendant alarming female prisoners with inappropriate comments about oral sex.

In one of the instances White “gave [the victim] a bear hug and the defendant pushed her hips towards her with such force that the complainant could feel his penis”, Dangerfield told the court.

White was transferred to all-male prison HMP Armley after inmates reported the attacks, according to The Telegraph, which reported that the Prison Service has issued an apology for mistakes which led to the safeguarding failures in this case.

“While we work to manage all prisoners, including those who are transgender, sensitively and in line with the law, we are clear that the safety of all prisoners must be our absolute priority,” a spokesman said.

Current rules stipulate that prisoners must be placed into a jail on the basis of their legally recognised gender unless they “identify” as something else, in which case an assessment is supposed to be carried out by a local Transgender Case Board — an action which the Prison Service admits it failed to take in this instance.

With The Sun reporting that White’s friends say the prisoner, who reportedly has an ex-wife and son, was not transgender and had been a “drag artist” in Manchester, the case is likely to reignite political debate over plans which would allow individuals simply to “self-identify” as the opposite sex in order for it to be legally recognised.

Campaigners say the plans would put vulnerable women at risk, with a report looking into Ministry of Justice figures last year revealing almost half of transgender-identifying inmates housed in prisons across England and Wales were sex offenders.

https://archive.fo/ehX1G

https://yournewswire.com/transgender-pedophile-mens-jail-raping-female-inmates/

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Pepe did it

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/09/12/study-shows-two-thirds-us-terrorism-tied-right-wing-extremists

Study shows two-thirds of U.S. terrorism tied to right-wing extremists

Researchers and journalists for the news site Quartz said they used data compiled by the Global Terrorism Database that has tabulated terrorist events around the world since 1970. The database is supported by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), affiliated with the University of Maryland.

“A Quartz analysis of the database shows that almost two-thirds of terror attacks in the (United States) last year were tied to racist, anti-Muslim, homophobic, anti-Semitic, fascist, anti-government, or xenophobic motivations,” its posting says.

The remaining attacks, the web site said, “were driven by left-wing ideologies … and Islamic extremism.”

>basically, you can be conservative and anti-muslim but even if you are a conservative muslim, they bunch you in with the lefties. To make sure there's some fairness, because, as you know, Islam is terribly liberal.

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Moronic Liberal Arts Professor Shoots Himself In Arm To Protest Trump, Arrested For Felony

A longtime College of Southern Nevada sociology professor caused a campus-wide alert and is now facing felony gun charges after shooting himself in the arm “to protest President Donald Trump” on the second day of classes last month.

Mark J. Bird was charged last month with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property, court records show. He was found bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his arm at 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 28 outside a bathroom in the Charleston campus K building.

A 911 call was made after several college employees and at least one student saw Professor Bird stumble out of the bathroom, bleeding from the gunshot wound, before collapsing head-first into the pavement, according to the report. None of the witnesses — who later told police they recalled hearing “a loud noise” from the bathroom — initially knew that the professor was the gunman and had just shot himself as part of a bizarre protest against the President of the United States.

One college employee told police that he held Bird’s hand to calm him down as others tried to staunch the flow of blood from his upper arm. While waiting for authorities to arrive, Bird announced to the gathering crowd that he had shot himself in protest of President Donald Trump, police noted in their report. The report did not elaborate.

Inside the bathroom, campus police found a $100 bill taped to a mirror along with a note that said, “For the janitor,” according to Bird’s arrest report. On the floor of the restroom was a black-and-white, .22-caliber pistol and one spent shell casing.

Las Vegas Review Journal reports: A campus-wide alert was sent about 9 a.m. the day of the shooting, deeming the scene safe and alerting students that the firearm had been recovered. Except for a short mention in the lengthy September edition of “The Chronicle,” the college president’s monthly newsletter emailed to staff, the college did not disclose any more details about the shooting.

The brief update was at the bottom of the newsletter and did not name Bird as the suspect. Federico Zaragoza, who in August was named the college’s ninth president, wrote at the end of his newsletter, “I appreciate all of the expressions of concern and interest, and I pledge to keep everyone updated should the situation change.”

On Tuesday, Robert Manis, president of the college’s faculty union, Nevada Faculty Alliance, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he has heard a number of rumors about the shooting in the last two weeks. He expressed concerns about the way the college handled the shooting and about its lack of transparency afterward.

“They never really told the students much about it except that it was resolved on the actual day of the shooting,” he said. “When you don’t give the full details, then rumors go crazy. It’s unfortunate because it made the students and faculty very afraid and allowed rumors to proliferate.”

College spokesman Richard Lake told the Review-Journal that Mr. Bird still was employed as a professor emeritus as of Tuesday.

Professor Bird’s preliminary hearing for the felony gun charges is set for Sept. 17 in Las Vegas Justice Court.

https://archive.fo/hFsHP

https://yournewswire.com/liberal-arts-professor-shoots-himself-in-arm-to-protest-trump/

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Turkey Sentences Ex-British Soldier To 8 Years In Prison For Membership In Terror Group

Middle East based Al Masdar News confirms that Turkey has sentenced an ex-British soldier to nearly eight years in prison for joining the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria. Joe Robinson, 25, is a former army medic who had previously served with UK forces in Afghanistan in 2012.

He was first arrested on charges of "membership in a terrorist organization" by Turkish security forces on a beach in July 2017 while he was on holiday inside of the country. The Independent reports: "He was handed a seven-and-a-half year sentence after a trial, which he was not allowed to attend, on Friday."

And further: "His student fiancée, Mira Rojkan, who was arrested at the same time, was given a suspended sentence for 'terrorism propaganda'. She says all she did was share pro-Kurdish posts on Facebook and YouTube."

Robinson was accused of fighting with the Kurdish YPG in Syria before he took the brief holiday in Turkey. The British national upon his arrest in 2017 had been reportedly aiding the YPG in their fight against the Islamic State in Syria. Turkey considers the YPG to be an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and an enemy of the Turkish state.

According to prior reporting in the Independent, Robinson was detained at the resort of Didim, on the Aegean coast, with his girlfriend Mira Rojkan, a Bulgarian living in Leeds, along with her mother who had accompanied them.

“Both the women were subsequently released, but the Turkish authorities have stated that 23 year old Mr Robinson, from Accrington in Lancashire, is being investigated in connection with terrorist offences and is likely to face charges,” according to the report of their initial arrest.

https://archive.fo/WXSgi

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-15/turkey-sentences-ex-british-soldier-8-years-prison-membership-terror-group

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George W. Bush turns his back on Ted Cruz, will not support his campaign

There are very few political truisms that have not been challenged in the age of Trump.

But one few remaining rocks of modern political thought is the broad belief that no one likes Ted Cruz.

Apparently, that includes former president George W. Bush. Bush is coming out of retirement to help vulnerable Republicans—but not, as the Dallas Morning News notes, the Republican senator from Texas.

Cruz is a former staffer for Bush, working on both of his presidential campaigns and then in his administration. Ted met his wife, Heidi, on the campaign trail.

But in 2015 Bush reportedly told the crowd at a fundraising event that “I just don’t like the guy.”

Bush has not given him a dime in any of his campaigns.

“We’ve considered the requests we’ve received and accepted those that work with our schedule,” Bush’s spokesman Freddy Ford told The Dallas Morning News.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/george-w-bush-raising-money-embattled-texas-republicans-not-ted-cruz/

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Canada adds partially hydrogenated oils"List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances."

Artificial trans fats are expected to be officially banned from Canada's food supply on Monday — a move that comes almost 15 years after a majority of MPs voted in support of it.

The ban will see Health Canada add partially hydrogenated oils — the main source of trans fats in foods — to its "List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances."

The oils are used in the production of pastries, other baked goods and some packaged goods in order to extend shelf life. But they also raise levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad," cholesterol in the blood, while lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good," cholesterol.

WHO calls for all countries to rid food of trans fats

"This is a very important milestone in terms of nutrition policy in Canada," said Manuel Arango, the director of health policy and advocacy at the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

"What it means is that, moving forward, industry will not be able to manufacture or use partially hydrogenated oils that create artificial trans fats in the food supply. It will be completely prohibited in Canada."

One year ago, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor told the food industry that a ban would be coming, giving it enough time to find suitable alternatives.

When the ban takes effect this week, it will be illegal for manufacturers to add artificial trans fats to their products. The ban will apply to all foods produced for sale in the country, including imported products and foods prepared and served in restaurants and food service establishments.

Trans fats as 'heart-clogging'

Artificial trans fat is made when hydrogen is added to a liquid vegetable oil, giving it a solid consistency. Trans fats are typically used in foods that can be hard to resist — like pastries, french fries, doughnuts and popcorn.

But they can take a toll on the heart — Arango describes artificial trans fats as "heart-clogging." And research has shown that a ban could prevent 12,000 heart attacks over a 20-year period in Canada.

Trans fats have been under fire for years.

In 2006, a government task force issued a report urging regulation of trans fats, noting that the average intake of Canadians should decrease by at least 55 per cent. A year later, in 2007, the food industry was given two years to voluntarily lower artificial trans fats levels in products or face government regulation, which didn't immediately come.

After the U.S. announced a ban on trans fats in 2015 — something fully implemented earlier this year — a newly elected Justin Trudeau asked his health minister to look into tougher regulations, ultimately leading to the impending ban.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/trans-fats-health-heart-disease-canada-1.4824852

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The EU Has Officialy Declared War Against The Open Internet

WHEN WILL HACKERS UNITE TO RAISE HOLY HELL FOR THEIR WAR AGAINST THE OPEN INTERNET!?

RELATED: https://archive.fo/Rx0mx

The European Parliament passed sweeping copyright legislation Wednesday that, much like its privacy regulations, could have impact far beyond Europe.

Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt "upload filters" similar to those used by YouTube, and apply them to all types of content, to stop users from uploading copyrighted works. That could pose problems, given how expensive such filters could be to develop, and the high likelihood of false positives.

The legislation will also require site owners to pay for displaying snippets of content. Critics have called this a "link tax," though links and search engine listings are exempted from the requirement.

The proposal “is likely to limit the sharing of online information,” Gus Rossi, global policy director at Public Knowledge, said in a statement. “Web services large and small might decide to implement the directive globally, which would diminish American users’ capacity to share memes, political satire, or news articles online.”

Proponents of the proposal say it's necessary to protect artists whose work is pirated online, as well as newspapers and journalists at risk of having their business models undermined by social media giants. "It’s a great day for the independent press and for democracy," a coalition for European publishers said in a statement.

The version of the legislation approved Wednesday in a 438 to 226 vote hasn't been released to the public yet, and the exact nature of the rules isn't established. The European Parliament still needs to negotiate a final version of the proposal with its co-legislator, the European Council. Then each EU member state will need to pass its own laws implementing the legislation.

Parliament rejected a previous version of the proposal in July. But EU Parliament member Julia Reda, a member of the Pirate Party Germany and a vocal opponent of the legislation, says the version approved Wednesday made "nothing but cosmetic changes" to the most controversial parts of the proposal. Reda called for the parliament and the council to modify the final version of the legislation to ensure that automated filters aren’t necessary.

Traditionally, internet users are liable for the content they upload to platforms like Facebook and YouTube, not the platforms themselves. Much as in the US, the platform isn't held liable for copyright infringement or other illegal content so long as a company removes that content quickly once notified. Article 13 of the new EU legislation changes that by holding platforms directly accountable for the content they host, with a few exceptions. That means publishing platforms like Medium and WordPress would be on the hook to make sure the text that users post doesn’t violate copyrights, and photo-sharing sites like Instagram would have to watch for copyrighted images. Previously published versions of the proposal, as well as proposed amendments, specify that small businesses are exempt from the rules, along with certain types of sites, such as open-source code-hosting platforms and free online encyclopedias.

Article 11 of the proposal, meanwhile, would mandate that sites such as Facebook and Twitter that share snippets of content either pay the publishers of that content or limit the text used in links to a few “individual words.”

Although published versions of the proposal don't explicitly require companies to adopt automatic filtering technology, critics argue that placing responsibility for policing content on platforms amounts to a de facto requirement for filters. Although the rules would only apply inside the EU, it's possible that companies would apply filters globally, just as some companies are complying with EU privacy regulations even outside of Europe.

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Terrible Artist Buys Advertising Space On 8chan!!

Jim Watkins is so desperate for advertising dollars, that he has allowed a complete faggot to buy advertising on 8chan.

You may have seen the embarrassing ads. It's a guy who calls himself an ARTIST, but he's one of the worst illustrators I've ever seen in my life !

He's one of those anime-watching latent homosexuals, (anyone who likes anime is a closet faggot) and he's incapable of drawing anything that isn't supposed to look like anime, but he creates the most hideous imitation of anime on planet Earth.

his stupid website is called MHFAP

And not so coincidentally, he's incapable of getting any pussy, so masturbating is all he does… he even talks about it in his biography on his ugly amateur website.

He says when he's not drawing anime all he does is play video games…. he doesn't have a girlfriend, and he doesn't have a wife and he never gets any pussy, because all he does is play video games and watch anime…

Everybody knows that anime and video games are a recipe for homosexuality !

This guy is a terrible artist…

His artwork is hideous…

His artwork is ugly…

His artwork is crap…

His drawings are awful…

It's the worst artwork I've ever seen….

Nobody would pay him money to create this ugly Abomination bullshit horrendous repugnant amateur hideous ill conceived artwork….

He's a lonely, talentless, disenfranchised, effeminate little sissy boy…

He's not going to make any money from his paid advertising here, so you can expect to see his advertisements disappear pretty soon….

LOL @ THE FAGGOT SPENDING MONEY TO DEMONSTRATE HIS LACK OF TALENT !!!

http://mhfap.com/about-the-author/

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Tesla Model 3 Stolen From Mall of America Using Only a Smartphone

With cars becoming more connected than ever, cybersecurity is a hot-button topic that extends past your computer screen and into your car. Using a bit of technology, an alleged car thief was able to get his hands on a Model 3 at the Mall of America and drive away without needing a key. The alleged crime was reportedly committed via smartphone.

A computer forensics specialist who commented on the happenings of the incident was able to narrow down just how the alleged stolen Tesla was taken with such reported ease. The person allegedly responsible for taking the car is believed to have reached out to Tesla's customer support to add the stolen Model 3 to his Tesla account by its vehicle identification number. Once the vehicle was accessible on a smartphone that was signed into this person’s account, he was reportedly able to unlock the car and drive away without ever needing a key.

Several days later, the alleged car thief was tracked down and arrested in the stolen car in Waco, Texas, more than 1,000 miles south of its starting point in Minnesota. Since this person disabled GPS tracking on the car, the owner had to utilize a different method of tracking down the alleged crook. The owner tracked the location of the car's Supercharging and provided it to local authorities where they promptly located the car and arrested the man behind the wheel.

http://amp.timeinc.net/thedrive/tech/23599/tesla-stolen-from-mall-of-america-using-only-a-smartphone?source=dam

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China May Skip Trade Talks, Cripple US Supply Chains After New Trump Tariffs

BE PREPARED: >>>/endtimes/7 | https:// archive.fo/Ori27

https:// web.archive.org/web/20180822160546/https:// endchan.xyz/endtimes/res/7.html

When discussing yesterday's WSJ report that the Trump admin may slap the new, $200BN round of tariffs on Chinese imports as soon as tomorrow, we said that such an escalation would likely derail talks with top Chinese officials, currently scheduled in Washington for Sept. 27 and Sept. 28. Now, in a follow up report, the WSJ has confirmed that in light of the Trump's imminent announcement, China is considering declining Trump’s offer of trade talks later this month as Trump's "pressure tactics" aren’t "sitting well" with Beijing, which has repeatedly said it wouldn’t negotiate under threat.

"There is a lot of uncertainty right now,” a Chinese official told the WSJ. "If more tariffs come out, the Chinese side could very well choose not to go." That said, a final decision has not yet been made on the trips, and will depend on what Trump does in the coming days.

Underscoring China's growing anger toward Trump's negotiating tactics, Yang Weimin, a former senior economic adviser to President Xi Jinping, said on Sunday that "China never said it doesn’t want to negotiate with the U.S…. But the U.S. side has to show sincerity” toward resolving the trade dispute. Added a current senior official who advises the leadership on foreign-policy matters: "China is not going to negotiate with a gun pointed to its head."

While China's lack of desire to negotiate would hardly come as a surprise - after all there will be little to discuss if Trump does pull the trigger on even more tariffs - what may come as a shock to US businesses is how China plans to retaliate to the $200BN in new tariffs.

Yesterday, we noted that Beijing could prompt respond "qualitatively" by selectively targeting US companies which have a major presence in China, such as US auto makers or Apple. It now appears that China's escalation will be even more targeted, and that some Chinese officials involved in advising the leadership are proposing to step up the trade fight a notch by restricting China’s sales of materials, equipment and other parts key to U.S. manufacturers’ supply chain.

Furthermore, as discussed yesterday, these restrictions - which risk crippling production until replacement supplies are sourced, a process that would take an lengthy period of time in today's "just in time" procurement world, could even apply to Apple’s iPhones, which are assembled in mainland China, the WSJ cited officials as saying without elaborating.

China can adopt “export restraints” as a way to hit back at the U.S. in addition to retaliatory tariffs, former Finance Minister Lou Jiwei told a gathering of Chinese and American academics and business executives Sunday.

https://archive.fo/25A7o

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-16/china-may-skip-trade-talks-cripple-us-supply-chains-after-trump-slaps-new-tariffs