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Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron reportedly shared that her oldest child is transgender.
Her daughter Jackson, 7, was assigned male at birth but revealed she’s a girl four years ago, Theron said, according to an interview published Thursday in the Daily Mail.
“I thought she was a boy, too,” Theron, 43, reportedly said in the interview. “Until she looked at me at 3 years old and said, ‘I am not a boy!’”
The actress has two children: Jackson and August, 4.
Taxpayers are scrambling to make last-minute payments due to the Internal Revenue Service in just four days, but many of the country’s largest publicly-held corporations are doing better: They’ve reported they owe absolutely nothing on the billions of dollars in profits they earned last year.
At least 60 companies reported that their 2018 federal tax rates amounted to effectively zero, or even less than zero, on income earned on U.S. operations, according to an analysis released today by the Washington, D.C.-based think tank, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. The number is more than twice as many as ITEP found roughly, per year, on average in an earlier, multi-year analysis before the new tax law went into effect.
Among them are household names like technology giant Amazon.com Inc. and entertainment streaming service Netflix Inc., in addition to global oil giant Chevron Corp., pharmaceutical manufacturer Eli Lilly & Co., and farming and commercial equipment manufacturer Deere & Co.
The identified companies were “able to zero out their federal income taxes on $79 billion in U.S. pretax income,” according to the ITEP report, which was released today. “Instead of paying $16.4 billion in taxes, as the new 21 percent corporate tax rate requires, these companies enjoyed a net corporate tax rebate of $4.3 billion, blowing a $20.7 billion hole in the federal budget last year.” To compile the list, ITEP analyzed the 2018 financial filings of the country’s largest 560 publicly-held companies.
>New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday lashed out at members of a militia group who are stopping migrants at the border, declaring "regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone." The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has demanded that Lujan Grisham and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas investigate the militia organization, United Constitutional Patriots. Some of the group's members are armed.
>"That migrant families might be menaced or threatened in any way, shape or form when they arrive at our border — often times after an unimaginably arduous journey — is completely unacceptable," Grisham said in an email to NBC News.
>"It should go without saying that regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone," she said. "My office and our state police are coordinating with the Attorney General's Office and local police to determine what has gone on and what can be done." Balderas warned in a statement that "these individuals should not attempt to exercise authority reserved for law enforcement," he said.
>The ACLU of New Mexico raised the alarm about the arrests in a letter sent Thursday to Grisham and Balderas.
President Donald Trump, when asked if he still "loves" WikiLeaks as he said in 2016, told reporters in the Oval Office that he knows "nothing about WikiLeaks."
"I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing and I know there is something having to do with Julian Assange. I've been seeing what's happened with Assange," Trump told reporters while meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, referring to the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Assange was arrested Thursday morning in London after Ecuador revoked his diplomatic asylum claim. He has been charged with helping the former Army intelligence specialist Chelsea Manning access Defense Department computers in 2010 in an effort to disclose secret government documents, the US Justice Department announced Thursday morning, hours after Assange was forcibly removed by authorities from the Ecuadoran embassy in London.
Trump on Thursday repeatedly denied knowledge about WikiLeaks and Assange. But, in fact, Trump has a history of supporting WikiLeaks, saying at one rally in 2016: "WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks."
New York (CNN)A man is in custody after he tried to enter St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York on Wednesday night with gallons of gasoline, lighter fluid and lighters, authorities said.
When a security officer at the cathedral stopped the 37-year-old man, he left the church and was detained shortly after by counterterrorism officers, NYPD's John Miller said at a news conference.
The man, who is from New Jersey and is known to police, spilled some of the gasoline as the security officer stopped him in the church and forced him to turn around, Miller said.
"It's hard to say exactly what his intentions were but I think the totality of circumstances of an individual walking into an iconic location like St. Patrick's Cathedral, carrying over four gallons of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and lighters is something we would have great concern over," Miller said.
Before entering the church, the man retrieved the items from a minivan he had parked near the church, Miller said. The NYPD swept that vehicle and did not find any additional materials.
The man initially told officers he was cutting through the cathedral to get to Madison Avenue and that his car had run out of gas, but Miller said when officers checked his car, it had gas.
The man has not been identified but when he is charged with a crime, police will release his identity, Miller added.
Authorities described him as emotionally disturbed but said it's too early to tell what his motive was or whether it's connected to terrorism.
Nobody was injured in the incident and police are investigating. St. Patrick's Cathedral, which opened its doors in 1879, is a prominent landmark in the city.
>I'm starting to think this is a pattern.
The body of a 24-year-old woman who was nearly decapitated and whose fingers were hacked off was found inside a blood-soaked Brooklyn apartment early Saturday, police said.
A 4-year-old girl — the daughter of a second woman who survived the carnage — was discovered unharmed and sleeping at about 1:30 a.m. in a back bedroom of the Flushing Ave. flat, which is part of the Bushwick Houses.
An axe, thought to be the murder weapon, was found in the building’s trash compactor in the lobby, sources with knowledge of the case said. An orange price sticker was still on the blade.
Police were alerted to the violence by a 21-year-old woman, identified by friends and neighbors as Angela Valle.
Valle, bleeding from her head, flagged down an Uber driver outside the building near Humboldt St. and asked to be taken to a hospital. The driver called 911 after seeing that she had deep cuts to her head and body. As EMS medics treated her, she told them that a relative, identified as Savannah Rivera, 20, was dead in her eighth floor apartment. The child was also there, she said.
Neighbors wondered if an estranged boyfriend of Valle’s was responsible for the bloodbath.
A group calling itself Genesis II Church of Health and Healing plans to convene at a hotel resort in Washington state on Saturday to promote a “miracle cure” that claims to cure 95% of all diseases in the world by making adults and children, including infants, drink industrial bleach.
The group is inviting members of the public through Facebook to attend what they call their “effective alternative healing” at the Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth on Saturday morning. The organizer of the event, Tom Merry, has publicized the event on his personal Facebook page by telling people that learning how to consume the bleach “could save your life, or the life of a loved one sent home to die”.
The “church” is asking attendants of the meeting to “donate” $450 each, or $800 per couple, in exchange for receiving membership to the organization as well as packages of the bleach, which they call “sacraments”. The chemical is referred to as MMS, or “miracle mineral solution or supplement”, and participants are promised they will acquire “the knowledge to help heal many people of this world’s terrible diseases”.
In fact, MMS consists of chlorine dioxide, a powerful bleach that is used both on textiles and in the industrial treatment of water. It has been banned in several countries around the world for use as a medical treatment.
In the US, the chemical cannot be sold for human consumption. In 2010, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put out a public warning after it was notified of many injuries to consumers from drinking the fluid, with symptoms that included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, severe dehydration and one person who had a life-threatening reaction.
Notre Dame Cathedral roof on fire.
Buried roughly in the middle of the Mueller report: Evidence that the Trump White House was receiving highly sensitive information about the U.S. targets of the FBI’s investigation into Russian election interference very early on, with Republican “Gang of Eight” member Sen. Richard Burr leaking all five major Trump-linked targets of the investigation to the White House almost immediately after receiving an FBI briefing on those targets.:
>On March 9, 2017, Comey briefed the “Gang of Eight” congressional leaders about the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference, including an identification of the principal U.S. subjects of the investigation. Although it is unclear whether the President knew of that briefing at the time, notes taken by Annie Donaldson, then McGahn’s chief of staff, on March 12, 2017, state, “POTUS in panic/chaos … Need binders to put in front of POTUS. (1) All things related to Russia.” The week after Comey’s briefing, the White House Counsel’s Office was in contact with SSCI Chairman Senator Richard Burr about the Russia investigations and appears to have received information about the status of the FBI investigation.
In a footnote, the report says that the “White House Counsel’s Office was briefed by Senator Burr on the existence of ‘4-5 targets.'” From notes taken by Donaldson, those targets were Flynn (“DOJ looking for phone records”), Comey, Manafort, Carter Page, and “‘Greek Guy’ (potentially referring to George Papadopoulos, later charged with violating 18 USC 1000 for lying to the FBI).”
TAMARAC, Fla. — A Florida sheriff’s deputy is on restricted duty after cellphone video shows him banging the head of a pepper-sprayed teen against the ground.
Broward County sheriff’s deputy Christopher Krickovich was ordered Friday to surrender his gun and badge while Thursday’s fight is investigated.
The video shows Krickovich and Sgt. Greg Lacerra amid a crowd of mostly African American high school students outside a suburban Fort Lauderdale McDonald’s after a fight.
The video shows Lacerra pushing a teen’s head as he rises from the ground. The teen appears to say something to Lacerra, who sprays his face and throws him to the ground. Krickovich jumps on the teen, twice slamming his forehead and punching him.
WASHINGTON - It turns out the deep state wasn’t so deep. The resistance was coming from inside the White House.
President Donald Trump repeatedly made his own top aides, appointees and advisers uncomfortable by making requests that they found unethical, legally questionable or otherwise inappropriate as he sought to gain some control over the federal investigation into himself and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
While neither accusing him of a crime nor exonerating him, the second volume of special counsel Bob Mueller’s 448-page report details 10 episodes in which there is at least some evidence that Trump sought to obstruct justice. In most of them, at least one person from the president’s inner circle resisted entreaties to do something they felt was wrong.
“The president’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the president declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests,” the Mueller report concludes.
>Report: NCIS investigates camera planted in the women’s bathroom on a Navy ship
>By Katie Mettler
>April 20 at 3:49 PM
The Navy has launched an investigation into the discovery last month of a hidden camera in the women’s bathroom aboard the USS Arlington, three military officials told NBC News.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is conducting the probe, a Navy spokesperson confirmed to NBC, which broke the story Friday. A Marine discovered the recording device on the amphibious transport dock, an official told the news organization, though the official did not specify whether the camera took stills or videos.
“The command has taken, and will continue to take, all necessary actions to ensure the safety and privacy of the victim,” Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a spokesman for the 6th Fleet, said in a statement to NBC. “The Navy/Marine Corps team takes all reports of sexual harassment seriously, and are committed to thoroughly investigating these allegations and providing resources and care to victims of sexual harassment.”
The Navy did not respond to a request for comment from The Washington Post. NCIS said it does not comment on ongoing investigations.
The USS Arlington is based in Norfolk. It deployed in December with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and is docked in Greece, Stars and Stripes reported. It is on a seven-month deployment to Europe and the Middle East.
“To protect the legal rights and the privacy of all involved, we cannot release details, names or any other identifying information at this time,” Raines said in the statement.
>It was a single-story, three-bedroom ranch house on a quiet residential street in a northern stretch of Jacksonville, Florida. Aaron Fraser had not lived inside since he was 4 years old, and the four walls held plenty of ugly memories and unresolved questions. But in December 2014, after the 24-year-old took possession of the house, he and his brother-in-law rolled up their sleeves for a renovation.
>According to the Florida Times-Union, the two men began by smashing apart a swimming pool in the back with a rented excavator. At one point, the machine cracked a large concrete slab near an outdoor shower. Aaron began hacking at the pieces with a sledgehammer. Below in the dirt, he found a plastic bag, and from inside he pulled something out. It was a coconut, he thought.
>“Why would someone bury a coconut in a bag?” Aaron asked his brother-in-law, according to News4Jax.
>Then, the men noticed the teeth and eye sockets. It was a skull.
Political adviser Jim Messina, who managed former President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, answered a question Wednesday that has been on the minds of Democrats looking ahead at the 2020 presidential race.
"Can Bernie Sanders beat Donald Trump?" ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl asked Messina on the Powerhouse Politics podcast on Wednesday.
"No," Messina responded.
"Why?" Karl asked.
"I think if you look at swing voters in this country they are incredibly focused on the economy," Messina replied. "I think today you look at it and say that Bernie Sanders is unlikely going to be able to stand up to the constant barrage that is Donald Trump on economic issues."
Christianity grows in Syrian town once besieged by Islamic State
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KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) - A community of Syrians who converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by Islamic State for months, and where the tide turned against the militants four years ago.
The converts say the experience of war and the onslaught of a group claiming to fight for Islam pushed them toward their new faith. After a number of families converted, the Syrian-Turkish border town’s first evangelical church opened last year.
Islamic State militants were beaten back by U.S. air strikes and Kurdish fighters at Kobani in early 2015, in a reversal of fortune after taking over swaths of Iraq and Syria. After years of fighting, U.S.-backed forces fully ended the group’s control over populated territory last month.
Though Islamic State’s ultra-radical interpretation of Sunni Islam has been repudiated by the Islamic mainstream, the legacy of its violence has affected perceptions of faith.
Many in the mostly Kurdish areas of northern Syria, whose urban centers are often secular, say agnosticism has strengthened and in the case of Kobani, Christianity.
Christianity is one of the region’s minority faiths that was persecuted by Islamic State.
Critics view the new converts with suspicion, accusing them of seeking personal gain such as financial help from Christian organizations working in the region, jobs and enhanced prospects of emigration to European countries.
The newly-converted Christians of Kobani deny those accusations. They say their conversion was a matter of faith.
Children play near damaged houses in Kobani, Syria April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
Do you think Ilhan's remarks were that bad?
Russia's largest aluminum maker is investing in a Kentucky aluminum rolling mill just months after sanctions against the company were lifted, Bloomberg News reported Monday.
United Co. Rusal, whose largest shareholder is billionaire Oleg Deripaska, reportedly intends to invest $200 million into the plant being built by Braidy Industries Co.
The agreement, which is set to run for 10 years, would turn Braidy into Rusal’s biggest customer and give the Russian company a foothold into the United States' rolled-aluminum market, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Rusal would own a 40 percent stake in the Braidy unit that will operate the mill, according to the Journal.
Rusal faced sanctions from the U.S. that effectively barred it from the global financial systems because of its ties to Deripaska.
The Trump administration agreed to lift sanctions on Rusal after the Russian oligarch agreed to give up control, though he still owns the largest stake in the company.
The billionaire aluminum magnate remains under U.S. sanctions, which were part of a series of penalties against Russia over its meddling in the 2016 election.
Deripaska has denied the accusations and sued to get sanctions on him reversed.
Braidy CEO Craig Bouchard told Bloomberg that he is not concerned about the perception of buying metal from the Russian company.
“I’m aware of what happened, but it never entered my conversation or mind,” Bouchard said in a telephone interview.
“I’m not a politician, it’s all about the business, and I have 10,000 families in Appalachia riding on my shoulders, and anyone that can help me rebuild Appalachia is my friend.”
Human intelligence is one of evolution’s most consequential inventions. It is the result of a sprint that started millions of years ago, leading to ever bigger brains and new abilities. Eventually, humans stood upright, took up the plow, and created civilization, while our primate cousins stayed in the trees.
“This was the first attempt to understand the evolution of human cognition using a transgenic monkey model,” says Bing Su, the geneticist at the Kunming Institute of Zoology who led the effort.
According to their findings, the modified monkeys did better on a memory test involving colors and block pictures, and their brains also took longer to develop—as those of human children do. There wasn’t a difference in brain size.
The experiments, described on March 27 in a Beijing journal, National Science Review, and first reported by Chinese media, remain far from pinpointing the secrets of the human mind or leading to an uprising of brainy primates.
When will the world acknowledge the plight of the Uyghur minority in China? The Chinese are trying to destroy both their religious and cultural identity. Would the world stand by if they were Christians?
" Never Trump" political commentator Sarah Longwell urged Democrats on Saturday to consolidate the Democratic presidential primary field to prevent Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., from becoming the party's nominee.
Longwell wants Democrats to heed the lessons of the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, saying that a crowded field deep into primary season is one of the most substantial reasons why the Republican Party ended with a Trump candidacy. She warned that if Sanders does become the Democratic nominee, President Trump will easily defeat him in 2020.
"I mean, sure, I don’t know the future. But your Democratic present is looking an awful lot like our Republican past. I’m worried there’s something taking shape in front of you that you can’t quite see. Or maybe you do see it, and aren’t as alarmed by it as I am," Longwell said in an op-ed published in The Bulwark on Saturday morning.
"Either way, it’s my firm belief that if you don’t do something to change course, America is going to be forced to choose between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in 2020."
this channel has more than 1200 code-only videos .. is it cicada?
Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., on Wednesday took a shot at Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, saying people who intend to vote for the Vermont independent in 2020 should just move to Venezuela instead.
The comment came as Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist who is proposing a "Medicare for All" health-care system, attempts to appeal to voters in states that President Donald Trump won in the 2016 presidential election. Sanders scored big ratings and positive reactions from the crowd during a Fox News a town hall Monday night in Pennsylvania, a state that Trump won by some 44,000 votes.
Along with former Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to declare whether he is running, Sanders is a favorite among Democratic primary voters, according to polls. Sanders also led the crowded Democratic 2020 field in fundraising during the first quarter, when he pulled in $18 million.
Scott, who predicted that Trump would win his reelection bid next year, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" that Sanders has a "legitimate shot" at winning the Democratic presidential nomination. Scott also acknowledged that anything can happen, arguing that a Sanders win would mean a risk to the free market.
"I'm going to the Venezuelan border next week. I'm going to Colombia. I'll be at the Venezuelan border. If you like Bernie Sanders, why don't you go ahead and move to Caracas?" said Scott, who has been an outspoken critic of Venezuela and its socialist policies. Caracas is the capital of Venezuela.
The anti Sanders shills are spamming fake articles on the board to distract you from Sanders' evisceration of cheap conservative low blow tactices
"Bernie Sanders’s Fox News town hall, which aired Monday night, showed that contrary to the belief of many of his detractors (and some of his supporters), the Vermont senator really does have more than one rhetorical mode."
"There was the mode he used for the town hall part, and the mode he used for the Fox News part — represented by anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, who liberally interspersed questions from the audience with questions of their own"
"When speaking directly to audience members or to the TV audience watching at home, Sanders was sincere and open. When asked about President Donald Trump, he spoke with emotion about how he hoped everyone could agree a “pathological liar” should not be president; in his closing statement, he practically begged for more comity in the country, without backing off his insistence that the rich need to do more to provide for working families."
"When speaking to Baier and MacCallum, however — or, in a couple of moments, directly to the Fox News-watcher-in-chief — Sanders was as prickly as you’d expect. “The president watches your network a bit, right?” he needled. He hectored the hosts for making more money than he did. He huffed that he’d give fair answers only if asked fair questions."
"The uncomfortable dynamic between Sanders and the hosts occasionally served to sharpen intellectual differences. Early in the hourlong town hall, Baier asked whether Sanders’ millionaire status (earned, he said, by the success of his recent book) proved that capitalism worked; Bernie tartly responded “no,” then, after a pause, launched into a mini-lecture about the obligation to ensure a minimum standard of living for the least wealthy in America."
esse canal tem mais de 1200 videos só de códigos ..será que é cicada?
The private tax-preparing industry has lobbied heavily to keep the IRS from developing the programme
Congress is poised to pass a bill that would hand a major policy victory to the for-profit tax preparation industry, just in time for Tax Day in America.
The bill, titled the Taxpayers First Act, is a wide-ranging bill that includes a provision that would ban the US government from developing a free electronic tax filing system, and is supported by companies like Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, and H&R Block.
Those companies have lobbied Congress for years now to block the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from developing a free system to help taxpayers file online and would compete with their product, sinking a combined $6.6m into efforts related to the bill just last year.
The passage of the provision would safeguard the profits of the private tax preparation corporation, which experts say run a system that makes filing taxes more difficult than it needs to be.
“This could be a disaster. It could be the final nail in the coffin of the idea of the IRS ever being able to create its own program,” Mandi Matlock, a tax lawyer with the National Consumer Law Centre, told ProPublica.
The legislation received a major boost last week after the House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance the legislation.
It has bipartisan support in that committee, where it is co-sponsored by Democratic Representative John Lewis and Republican Representative Mike Kelly.
Some 70 per cent of Americans qualify to use free tax-preparer programmes run by the companies in question, but just 3 per cent of eligible taxpayers use the service, according to the Free File Alliance, a private industry group.
The new bill is expected to preserve those circumstances, which critics say allows the companies to purposefully under market their free services.
This threat happened few hours before second part of presidential election in Ukraine
In advance of Sunday’s election I wanted to reiterate that the U.S. is here for the long haul and we’re here to support a peaceful, strong, democratic, prosperous, secure, Ukraine that sees its borders and territories, including Crimea, fully restored. pic.twitter.com/nVw28XyLyL
— Kurt Volker (@SpecRepUkraine) 19 aпpeля 2019 г.
Yankee go home!
Recently a new government survey reveals the reality of middle-aged hikikomori between 40 to 64 years of age in Japan who still live in their rooms and depend on their parents who are between 54 to 83 years of age.
The German parliamentarian Markus Frohnmaier could be under the influence of Moscow and act to further its strategic interests, media reported on Friday.
The report was put together by the German magazine Der Spiegel, the German TV channel ZDF, the Italian newspaper La Repubblica and British broadcaster BBC. It comes amid growing indications that Russia is attempting to undermine stability in the European Union by supporting nationalist and populist parties.
>Wellington, New Zealand -- Six people appeared in a New Zealand court Monday on charges they illegally redistributed the video a gunman livestreamed as he shot worshippers at two mosques last month. Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O'Driscoll denied bail to businessman Philip Arps and an 18-year-old suspect who both were taken into custody in March. The four others are not in custody.
>The charge of supplying or distributing objectionable material carries a penalty of up to 14 years imprisonment. Arps, 44, is scheduled to next appear in court via video link on April 26.
>The 18-year-old suspect is charged with sharing the livestream video and a still image of the Al Noor mosque with the words "target acquired." He will reappear in court on July 31 when electronically monitored bail will be considered.
>Police prosecutor Pip Currie opposed bail for the 18-year-old suspect and said the second charge, involving the words added to the still image, was of significant concern.
This will not end well…
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April 10, 2019
Chinese scientists have put human brain genes in monkeys—and yes, they may be smarter
A quest to understand how human intelligence evolved raises some ethical questions
Human intelligence is one of evolution’s most consequential inventions. It is the result of a sprint that started millions of years ago, leading to ever bigger brains and new abilities. Eventually, humans stood upright, took up the plow, and created civilization, while our primate cousins stayed in the trees.
Now scientists in southern China report that they’ve tried to narrow the evolutionary gap, creating several transgenic macaque monkeys with extra copies of a human gene suspected of playing a role in shaping human intelligence.
“This was the first attempt to understand the evolution of human cognition using a transgenic monkey model,” says Bing Su, the geneticist at the Kunming Institute of Zoology who led the effort.
According to their findings, the modified monkeys did better on a memory test involving colors and block pictures, and their brains also took longer to develop—as those of human children do. There wasn’t a difference in brain size.
>But Alex felt his frenulum had been important.
"Through its absence I can certainly verify it is the most erogenously sensitive area of the penis and male body overall," he wrote.
"If someone were to amputate your clitoris you may begin to be able to understand how this feels."
>Alex felt male circumcision has been normalised by jews to the extent that most people do not question it, while female circumcision has become known as female genital mutilation (FGM) and is now illegal in many countries.
>Having lived with an intact penis for 21 years, Alex believed men circumcised as babies or young children would "tragically never be able to fully comprehend what has been taken away". He estimated he had been stripped of 75% of the sensitivity of his penis.
>Having lived with an intact penis for 21 years, Alex believed men circumcised as babies or young children would "tragically never be able to fully comprehend what has been taken away". He estimated he had been stripped of 75% of the sensitivity of his penis.
>The UK charity 15 Square, which tries to educate people about circumcision, says Alex is not the only man to have killed himself after being circumcised.
"It happens more frequently than people realise," says chairman David Smith.
Two weeks before she was fired, Kirstjen Nielsen told President Donald Trump "no."
Nielsen, at the time the head of the Department of Homeland Security, resisted Trump's order to close the US border with Mexico in El Paso; by telling Trump the move would be "a bad and even dangerous idea, and that the governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbott, has been very supportive of the President," reported CNN's Jake Tapper on Monday.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: "When the President would say, 'Here's what I want to do and here's how I want to do it.' And I'd have to say to him, 'Well Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can't do it that way. It violates the law. It violates treaty.'"
Former FBI Director James Comey: "'I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting [former national security adviser Michael] Flynn go,'" Comey said Trump told him in a one-on-one meeting at the White House in 2017. "'He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.'" Comey recounted that he told Trump only that Flynn "is a good guy" but made no promise to end the FBI investigation.
Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: Trump wanted Mattis to execute the withdrawal of troops from Syria. Mattis refused -- and resigned. Trump later agreed to leave 400 US troops in Syria.
>Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro has triggered the “worst humanitarian crisis in the history of the Americas” with the help of Cuba, Russia, China, and terrorist groups, the executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC)
>Citizen insecurity, added to political repression, has left more than 24,000 violent deaths [in Venezuela] in 2018, – not including the thousands that have died of malnutrition and lack of medicines – comparable to the total that occurred in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq [respectively] in the same period. An exodus of three million equates those refugees coming out of Syria. A man-made regional catastrophe.
>“If you allow the crisis to keep on going, I’m sad to say that you can actually draw very, very chilling parallels between the Syrian crisis and Venezuelan crisis with actually a factor [Maduro’s connection to the illicit drug trade] that makes, potentially, the Venezuelan crisis worse.”
>Similar to the situation with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, the Maduro regime reportedly has the support of Russia, Iran, China, as well as the U.S.-designated terrorist group considered to be one of the top drug trafficking groups in Latin America, Tehran’s proxy Hezbollah.
>The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in the US state of Missouri has admitted shooting him dead two years ago.
This is not a coincidence. The shares on the articles about the leak have pathetic share counts. This is exactly what they wanted. It’s time to turn things around people. Anyone realize mainstream media isn’t picking it up. Only a few here and there.
>Take your rightful seat in history, Dr. Bouman!
>Congratulations and thank you for your enormous contribution to the advancements of science and mankind.
>Here’s to #WomenInSTEM!
>— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 10, 2019
>"Trolls" "hijacked" a scientist’s image to "attack" Katie Bouman
>by the completely unbiased "journalists" of the washington post
>As the world stared in wonder this week at the first image of a black hole, a new star was born here on Earth: Katherine Bouman, a 29-year-old postdoctoral researcher who developed an algorithm that was key to capturing the stunning visual.
On the ugliest corners of the Internet, however, this sudden fame for a young woman in a male-dominated field couldn’t stand. A corrective was quickly found in Andrew Chael, another member of the Event Horizon Telescope team, who, not coincidentally, is white and male.
On Reddit and Twitter, memes quickly went viral contrasting Bouman with Chael, who — per the viral images — was actually responsible for “850,000 of the 900,000 lines of code that were written in the historic black-hole image algorithm!”
The implication was clear: Bouman, pushed by an agenda-driven media, was getting all the attention. But Chael had done all the real work.
That’s completely wrong, Chael said in a viral Thursday night Twitter thread of his own. Not only are the claims in the meme flat-out incorrect, but Chael — as an openly gay man — is also part of an underrepresented demographic in his field.
Inspired by the senseless murder of Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle, hundreds of current and former gang members joined anti-violence activists in the South Bronx on Sunday to march for peace.
"This right here is a historical event," said Aaron Jones, a violence interrupter for Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes, or G-MACC, who attended and spoke at the march. "We can teach each other how to love one another."
"We came out for the cause, to stop the senseless killings," said Shotgun Rob, a member of the Black Spades gang, whose said his real name was Robert Brunson.
"It happened in LA, but it was felt right here in New York," he added, referring to the Hussle's killing.
After Hussle's killing, gang leaders in Los Angeles arranged a ceasefire and different gangs marched together on April 5th in a show of unity.
Similarly, Sunday's march in the Bronx was called the "Kings Stop Killing Kings March." Several New York gangs set aside their differences to attend, including members of contemporary gangs like the Latin Kings, Bloods and Crips, as well as older gangs, like the Black Spades and the Peacemakers, all flagging their colors in solidarity.
Several violence intervention groups also attended, helping ensure the peace was kept. Besides G-MACC, these included Release the Grip, Save Our Streets Bronx, Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence and Crisis Management System.
>South Carolina fifth-grader Raniya Wright -- the student who died last month after a fight at her Elementary school -- died of natural causes, and there's no evidence the fight contributed to her death, prosecutor Duffie Stone said Friday.
>"There will be no criminal charges brought," he said.
Gee I wound what skin color the other kid was?
>Raniya, 10, died of a blood-vessel rupture in the brain related to a birth defect -- an "arteriovenous malformation" -- that could have taken place "just about any time," and the "fight did not have anything to do with her passing away," Stone said.
Genetically defective, well that explains everything.
>She was involved in a "five- to 10-second slap fight" with another student in a classroom at Forest Hills Elementary in Walterboro on March 25, and a teacher separated them, Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland said Friday. Raniya had no sign of and spoke of no injury, but complained of a headache about 10 minutes later at the principal's office, he said.
Complaints about a headache do not qualify as a 5th grade "spoke of no injury." Nothing to see here folks. How could we have know?
nearly 70% of all Americans received a tax cut for 2018. only around half of those people actually believe they paid less in taxes.
>To a large degree, the gap between perception and reality on the tax cuts appears to flow from a sustained — and misleading — effort by liberal opponents of the law to brand it as a broad middle-class tax increase.
>That effort began in the fall of 2017, when Republicans prepared to introduce legislation that models by the independent Tax Policy Center predicted could raise taxes on nearly a third of middle-class taxpayers. It continued through Mr. Trump’s signing of the law, even though the group’s models showed that the revised bill would raise taxes on relatively few in the middle class in the 2018 tax year.
>After the law went into effect, Democrats played down those estimates and instead highlighted projections that most Americans’ taxes are set to increase in 2026, after the individual tax cuts in the law are scheduled to expire.
>The messaging stuck. In December 2017, polling for The Times by SurveyMonkey showed that nearly two-thirds of Americans — and three-quarters of Democrats — did not believe they would get a tax cut from the new law. In this month’s poll, three-quarters of Democrats again said they did not think they got a tax cut from the law, and the overall share of Americans who said they had benefited rose only slightly from the 2017 expectations.
>In convincing people that they would not benefit, “the Democrats did a very good job,” said Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center. “They were able to put that into the public perception, and the reality has been unable to break that perception.”
HIS PARENTS DESTROYED HIS PORN COLLECTION. HE GOT SO UPSET, HE SUED
A 40-year-old man is suing his parents for destroying his pornography collection, which was so large it filled a dozen moving boxes.
His parents discovered the materials after he was removed from their home for unspecified reasons.
He is seeking a $90,000 compensatory award in federal court.
A 40-year-old Indiana man is suing his parents in federal court for destroying his gargantuan collection of pornography, the value of which he placed at $30,000.
In the interest of privacy, The Daily Caller News Foundation has chosen not to publish the lawsuit itself, or identify those involved.
“We counted twelve moving boxes full of pornography plus two boxes of sex toys as you call them,” the defendant wrote in a January 2018 email to his son, the plaintiff. “We began that day the process of destroying them and it took quite a while to do so.”
Among the plaintiff’s materials were videos depicting bestiality, incest, rape, torture and urination. An itemized list of titles, sex toys and other possessions appended to the lawsuit runs 17 pages.
OHH CAN YOU SEEE!!!???????
Last 5 years USA wasted over 300 billion dollars enforcing sanctions and hate propaganda against russians and their country.
If they don’t want to go, then don’t go – who cares? Plenty of reporters, fully realizing that the event is routine and that the opportunity to question public officials is what journalists rightly covet, will attend. The public will be informed about the report and other investigative developments – and if what the AG has to say is somehow contradicted by the report (don’t bet on it), that will be news.
From volume 1, page 29 of the report:
>The IRA operated individualized Twitter accounts similar to the operation of its Facebook accounts, by continuously posting original content to the accounts while also communicating with U.S. Twitter users directly (through public tweeting or Twitter's private messaging).
>The IRA used many of these accounts to attempt to influence U.S. audiences on the
election. Individualized accounts used to influence the U.S. presidential election included @TEN_ GOP ( described above); @jenn _ abrams ( claiming to be a Virginian Trump supporter with 70,000 followers); @Pamela_Moore13 (claiming to be a Texan Trump supporter with 70,000 followers); and @America:__Ist_ (an anti-immigration persona with 24,000 followers).
The following is footnote 67 of volume 1, which can be found on page 29:
>Other individualized accounts included @MissouriNewsUS (an account with 3,800 followers that posted pro-Sanders and anti-Clinton material).
The Internet Research Agency (IRA) is a Russian entity based in Saint Petersburg and funded by Concord that engaged in an "active measures" social media campaign to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The redacted version of the Mueller report is available at this link: https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf
>A Perris couple who for years tortured, abused and imprisoned their children, starving them and at times chaining them to their beds, were sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison.
However, depite the states attempt to turn the kids against their parents; the kids tried to defend their parents protection:
>“I believe everything happens for a reason. Life may have been bad, but it made me strong. I fought to become the person I am.”
>Jessica, 25, "I love both my parents so much. Although it may not have been the best way of raising us, I’m glad that they did because it made me the person I am today. I just want to thank them for teaching me about God and faith,” the statement said. “I pray often for them.”
The parents stated:
>“My homeschooling and discipline had good intention,” David Turpin said
>ouise Turpin said she had only wanted the best for her children
>“I love my children so much. I’m blessed to be the mother of each one of them,” she said. “I only want the best for them. … I want them to know that mom and dad are going to be OK.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took direct aim at China and Russia on the first leg of a four-country trip to South America on Friday, saying the two countries’ military and economic influence in the region was abetting authoritarian leaders and spreading corruption.
Chile, a longtime U.S. ally and pointed critic of the Maduro regime, has stood strongly with U.S. efforts against Venezuela. But analysts have warned that as the humanitarian crisis worsens, millions more Venezuelan refugees could flood into neighboring countries and sow divisions among U.S. and Latin American allies.
The United States opposes any dialogue with the Maduro regime to find a way out of the crisis and has tried to enforce that line among members of the Lima Group regional bloc addressing the situation. Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero has hinted that as the crisis deepens, he could be more open to alternative outreach efforts but maintained the importance of consistency within the Lima Group.
“This group was created in order to seek a solution to this profound crisis,” Ampuero said at a news conference with Pompeo. “At the same time, we as a country need to play a role of diplomatic bridge and thus explore all the spaces of convergence with other players.”
Analysts said it could become more difficult for the United States to maintain unity among South American countries.
For the seventh time in the last couple of years, a Chinese person has been arrested for trying to drop a handful of metal coins into an airplane engine, for good luck.
On Monday morning a 66-year-old woman surnamed Wang was detained for attempting to throw six metal coins into the engine of a Tianjin Airlines plane just before take-off, in an effort to guarantee a safe trip. Fortunately, the coins ended up on the ground instead of into the multi-million dollar engine, and were noticed by an airport worker before the plane’s departure. When an announcement was made, asking whoever threw the coins to come forward, Wang refused to take responsibility, but she soon identified using surveillance footage.
The superstitious woman was detained on the airport of Inner Mongolian capital Hohhot, and placed under administrative detention for 10 days. The other passengers had to be moved to another plane and their flight to the city of Chifeng was delayed by two hours.
The incident comes just a month after a 31-year-old man was detained for trying to drop coins into the engine of a Hainan Airlines plane, to ensure a safe flight for him and his family. He was spotted dropping three small coins through the narrow gap between the jet bridge and the plane. Luckily, he missed his mark, but his attempt still landed him in jail for 10 days. In January, Chinese media reported that two women in their 20’s were arrested Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport in Shandong province, for the exact same thing.
Shangha.ist reports that at least seven cases of people trying to throw metal coins into airplane engines for good luck have already been recorded this year.
The House Oversight Committee is attempting to study how drug companies set prescription drug prices, but Republicans have warned the industry that it may be better for them not to cooperate.
This is it. No bias, no spin, no loaded language. Only the AG's redactions and Mueller's words.
remember that Shlomo fuck, who yelled here at everyone who posted news from news american war zone in Europe?
HEY SHLOMO! HERE SOME NICE INFO FROM SUPRUN, the fucking american health care minister of Ukraine, who literally destroyed ukrainian vaccination system and banned all russian vaccines against measles from Ukraine.
New York Declares Measles Emergency, Requiring Vaccinations in Parts of Brooklyn
Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.
Following intensive vaccination efforts, measles cases plunged across the world. Now clusters of new infections — some linked, some not — have confounded health officials.
The measles outbreak that led to a state of emergency in New York’s Rockland County began far away: in an annual Hasidic pilgrimage from Israel to Ukraine.
Israel’s measles outbreak began in March 2018, apparently in a small Orthodox community in Tzfat, in the north, said Dr. Patrick M. O’Connor, leader of the rapid disease control team at the W.H.O.’s European office, which oversees Israel.
At first, the virus moved slowly through Orthodox communities in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Then in September, Dr. O’Connor said, a major outbreak in Ukraine supercharged Israel’s modest one — and probably led, indirectly, to outbreaks in Britain and in the United States.
Ukraine is suffering through a measles outbreak that began in 2017. The country has had almost 70,000 cases — more than any other country in recent years.
>A team led by experts from the University of the Philippines discovered what some believe is the greatest Philippine contribution to human evolution so far — the Homo Luzonensis.
Scientists have identified a new human ancestor species previously unknown to science: Meet Homo luzonensis.
Standing an estimated three to four feet tall, Homo luzonensis—classified as a separate species on the basis of 13 bones and teeth from two adults and one child found in a cave on the island of Luzon in the Philippines—adds another twist to the increasingly complex timeline of human evolution. Some 50,000 to 67,000 years ago, the diminutive hominin roamed Earth alongside a host of other early humans, including Neanderthals, Denisovans, similarly petite Homo floresiensis, and our own species, Homo sapiens.
Bats fly, whales swim, gibbons swing from tree to tree, horses gallop, and humans swipe on their phones—the different habitats and lifestyles of mammals rely on our unique forelimbs. No other group of vertebrate animals has evolved so many different kinds of arms: in contrast, all birds have wings, and pretty much all lizards walk on all fours. Our forelimbs are a big part of what makes mammals special, and in a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists have discovered that our early relatives started evolving diverse forelimbs 270 million years ago—a good 30 million years before the earliest dinosaurs existed.
"Aside from fur, diverse forelimb shape is one of the most iconic characteristics of mammals," says the paper's lead author Jacqueline Lungmus, a research assistant at Chicago's Field Museum and a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago. "We were trying to understand where that comes from, if it's a recent trait or if this has been something special about the group of animals that we belong to from the beginning."
To determine the origins of mammals' arms today, Lungmus and her co-author, Field Museum curator Ken Angielczyk, examined the fossils of mammals' ancient relatives. About 312 million years ago, land-dwelling vertebrates split into two groups—the sauropsids, which went on to include dinosaurs, birds, crocodiles, and lizards, and the synapsids, the group that mammals are part of. A key difference between sauropsids and synapsids is the pattern of openings in the skull where jaw muscles attach. While the earliest synapsids, called pelycosaurs, were more closely related to humans than to dinosaurs, they looked like hulking reptiles. Angielczyk notes, "If you saw a pelycosaur walking down the street, you wouldn't think it looked like a mammal—you'd say, 'That's a weird-looking crocodile.'"
When Trump talks about touching women hes worse than Hitler, but when people complain about an anointed one like Joe Biden suddenly its Washington Post to the rescue, telling us all about why its OK when Joe does it and you're a fucking loser if you're not like him.
Good to know that the Number one newspaper in the nation's capital doesn't take sides.
>Some people are uncomfortable with touchers like Biden. Should they set the rules?
>Biology loves a gentle touch. (you're fucked in the head and WRONG if you don't)
> Society is less sure what the norm is.
The unwritten rule can be as indelible as any chiseled into a tablet. That’s its genius and its curse. But because norms recalibrate, and today’s are still sorting themselves out, not everyone got the invisible memo that says a person shall not hug, pat, brush, graze, stroke, clasp, rub, squeeze or nuzzle another without first obtaining or at least intuiting consent.
Joe Biden certainly didn’t get that memo. He has operated on his own tactile terms for years, and now he faces an unexpected hurdle as he ponders a twilight run for the White House. Several women have said that when Biden’s exuberant greetings or gestures of support involved touching them, they felt uncomfortable, leading some progressives to hint that he should sit this one out.
Fox Business host Scott Varney has slammed 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' town hall appearance on Fox News on Monday evening and predicted President Trump will win his re-election campaign if he runs against him.
In an impassioned appearance on "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday morning, Varney called Sanders' appearance at the town hall "unconvincing," and argued his proposed plan to tax the wealthy goes against the Vermont Senator's own commitment towards advocating for a fair economy for all.
In addition, he said, Sanders is now backing off of his targeting of millionaires after his own tax returns revealed a hefty salary.
"Here is a guy who is 1 percent. He is a millionaire. And he is a socialist. I got a problem with that. He is trying to make sure that we, the rest of us on our way up, don't accumulate the pile that he has already at 77," Varney said.
"If the Democratic party has moved so far to the left that Bernie Sanders, a socialist, is now the front-runner, I would confidently predict that he loses in 2020 and Donald Trump wins," he continued.
In a study that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life — or something like it.
In a new unfathomable revelation, the Justice Department, Attorney General Barr, and the White House have discussed the Mueller Report Prior to Release:
WASHINGTON — Not all of Robert S. Mueller III’s findings will be news to President Trump when they are released Thursday.
Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the conclusions made by Mr. Mueller, the special counsel, in recent days, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. The talks have aided the president’s legal team as it prepares a rebuttal to the report and strategizes for the coming public war over its findings.
A sense of paranoia was taking hold among some of Mr. Trump’s aides, some of whom fear his backlash more than the findings themselves, the people said. The report might make clear which of Mr. Trump’s current and former advisers spoke to the special counsel, how much they said and how much damage they did to the president — providing a kind of road map for retaliation.
The discussions between Justice Department officials and White House lawyers have also added to questions about the propriety of the decisions by Attorney General William P. Barr since he received Mr. Mueller’s findings late last month.
"The President's efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote on Page 158 of the report.
Mueller Report: Trump Tried To Stop Investigation Fearing His Presidency Was Over
Mueller Report: Trump Tried To Stop Investigation Fearing His Presidency Was Over
Some of the resistance came from people Trump loathed, such as FBI director James Comey whom the president would controversially fire (thus launching Mueller's investigation in the first place). But other close members of his team also rebuffed the president, including his former chief of staff, campaign manager and White House counsel.
Here is a list of those who acted as essentially legal guardrails for the president and may have also kept themselves out of legal peril.
The state Duma has prepared a bill for the second reading, I attach a link to the news, who knows Russian or at least can translate,
please read and distribute wherever possible. This is a very fucking important, they violate human rights.
Trump wants to dump the illegals into sanctuary cities
President Donald Trump said Friday he is "giving very strong consideration" to a plan to bus detained immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities as a way to retaliate against Democrats.
"We'll bring them to sanctuary city areas and let that particular area take care of it," Trump told reporters at the White House. "They say we have open arms, they're always saying they have open arms, let's see if they have open arms."
The president also said he would send more troops to the border and painted the growing number of asylum seekers seeking refuge in the U.S. — many of them families with young children who cannot be imprisoned for a long period of time under current law — as a security problem.
he president said he was weighing the idea because Democrats had blocked his efforts to change the country's "very dangerous immigration laws."
The president's statement came after a former Department of Homeland Security official said the plan, first reported by The Washington Post on Thursday night, was ultimately scrapped when it was determined to be "so illegal." A White House official who confirmed the broad outlines of the proposal Friday morning pushed back on the idea that it was meant as retaliation toward political rivals, however, calling that "absolutely ridiculous."
The official insisted the White House had never pressured Immigration and Customs Enforcement to put the plan in motion, but simply floated it to officials at the agency.
Reality is no match for Bernie Sanders. Despite Trump’s Michigan upset in 2016, signaling a shift in the state’s voter base, Sanders is still falling for the myth of a blue firewall in the rust belt. I don’t think even AOC is that dumb.
While smarter Democrats are shifting their focus to emerging swing states such as Arizona, Georgia, and even Texas, Sanders is turning his head singing “tweedle dum, tweedle dee” as if nothing is happening.
If I were Trump, I’d hope that Sanders will be opponent in the general election.
That’s what the Tel Aviv Municipality is banking on during the Eurovision competition next month. This week, the city announced two new initiatives to help welcome the expected 10,000 tourists who will be in town the week of May 12.
The Tel Aviv Municipality said that every evening at 5pm in Eurovision Village – which is open May 12-18 in Charles Clore Park – it will hold a free lesson in basic Hebrew. The classes, the city said, will be taught by experienced Hebrew teachers and offer a set of basic words and phrases helpful for visitors.
Eurovision fans’ interest in Hebrew peaked when Israel’s winner last year, Netta Barzilai, told millions of viewers “capara aleichem” – a largely untranslatable phrase that’s used as a term of endearment. Fans were also intrigued by her newest single, “Bassa Sababa,” which loosely means “Bummer, Great.”
Once tourists have picked up a few phrases of Hebrew at the Eurovision Village, they might be able to try them out during a Shabbat dinner.
Dozens of medical professionals in seven states were charged Wednesday with participating in the illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and a dentist who unnecessarily pulled teeth from patients to justify giving them opioids.
The 60 people indicted include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. The charges stem from the government’s largest prescription-opioid takedown. It involves more than 350,000 illegal prescriptions written in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia, according to indictments unsealed in federal court in Cincinnati.
“That is the equivalent of one opioid dose for every man, woman and child” in the region, Brian Benczkowski, an assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s criminal division, said in an interview. “If these medical professionals behave like drug dealers, you can rest assured that the Justice Department is going to treat them like drug dealers.”
A gang who posed as police officers to kidnap a man before torturing him for 18 hours as part of a £200,000 ransom plot have been jailed for a total of 38 years.
The man was beaten with metal batons, stabbed, attacked with a machete, burnt with an iron and had boiling water poured over him during the terrifying ordeal.
At one stage his family were forced to listen to his agonised screams as the gang demanded a £200,000 ransom payment.
On July 26 last year, five men posing as police officers in full uniform - including armed vests, hats and radios - put their victim under fake arrest.
The gang attended the home of the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and after an alleged 'search for evidence' put him in their stolen Audi A3.
Check your inbox: Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is inviting you to an organizing event in “Bostob.”
The Hub has apparently been renamed by Sanders’ presidential campaign team — at least in an email sent to supporters asking them to RSVP for one of his “organizing kickoff” events on April 27.
Boston is misspelled no fewer than three times across the subject line and body of the email. In fact, the Bay State capital is never spelled correctly. A slip of the thumb perhaps, pundits say, but nonetheless a surprising gaffe from a campaign that should be functioning like a well-oiled machine.
“The Democrats’ big claim about Donald Trump is, ‘He’s crazy. He’s not capable of being president,’” said GOP strategist Patrick Griffin. “Now one thing’s for sure, Donald Trump can spell Boston.”
Griffin added that, “When you’re raising the kind of money Sanders is raising, and you have the kind of political profile, and you’ve been through this once before, you should have the nuts and bolts of campaign tactics figured out.”
When you treat people as horribly as Mark Zuckerberg has and manipulated everyone in every way, and scammed them, and sold them like slaves he stole from Africa, and discriminating against everyone but Jewish white males and Sheryl though she may qualify as male,
when you do all that you'll find that groups of highly trained and overly patriotic groups secretly see to your just destruction. #UnKingHe
>Find out Notre-Dame Has Caught Alight
>Not even a Christian
>Finds out the golden cross survived
Wow it survived? Thats amazing.
If Starlings and schools of small fish have the ability to change direction, as one, on a dime; then humans must have the ability locked deep in our ancient DNA. Let's find that ability, huh? https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/17/18408685/andrew-yang-2020-president-democrat-candidate-policies-universal-basic-income-reddit-twitter
Links to searchable documents for Mueller Report.
have at it t.rumpster babies and shillary fags.
135 miles = 217.2 kilometers
Workers on an oil rig about 135 miles offshore from southern Thailand noticed something stunning in the water: a dog.
The animal swam toward the rig's platform on Friday and clung to it as team members tried to figure out how to save him, Vitisak Payalaw, an offshore planner for Chevron Thailand Exploration & Production, told NPR.
Video that Payalaw posted on Facebook shows the shivering animal partially submerged in water, staring up at the workers.
Payalaw said he and three members of his team spent 15 minutes working to secure the dog with a rope and pull him up to safety. They were racing against time, he said, because the seas were becoming rougher.
A small-town Pennsylvania police officer will not face charges after shooting an unarmed man during a struggle because the officer honestly believed at the time he was using his Taser, not his service weapon, the Bucks County district attorney's office says in a statement.
President Trump appeared to admit on Saturday that his controversial decision to recognize Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights was a spur-of-the-moment move. Trump told the audience at the Republican Jewish Coalition gathering in Las Vegas that he made the decision during a discussion with his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. “I said, 'Fellows, do me a favor. Give me a little history, quick. Want to go fast. I got a lot of things I'm working on: China, North Korea. Give me a quickie,” Trump said. “How do you like the idea of me recognizing exactly what we're discussing?” he said, recounting the conversation. He went on to say Friedman expressed shock at the move, saying the ambassador looked “like a wonderful, beautiful baby.”
Trump granted U.S. recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited last month. The proclamation is a dramatic departure from decades of U.S. policy. The move was widely seen as an attempt to boost Netanyahu who is up for re-election on April 9.
>Reminded by the Times reporter that he is now someone of considerable means, Sanders retorted: "I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too."
>Sanders got a pass on some of his acerbic-ness during the 2016 presidential campaign because a) most people didn't think he could win and b) others found it part of his cantankerous but righteous personality. But let's think about that campaign for another minute. Close your eyes and imagine if Hillary Clinton, who beat Sanders for the Democratic nomination, when asked about the extent of her wealth, said "I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too."
>She would have been pilloried! >People would have blasted Clinton for being out of touch with the average person who, obvi, doesn't have the opportunity to write a book -- best-selling or not. Telling the average middle-class American that they too can be rich if they only write a best-selling book is like telling them that if they would just star in a movie then they could be a big star, too. Yes, it's true. No, for almost everyone, it's not realistic.
TLDR Bernie makes perfectly reasonable statement about his wealth and pro Hillary CNN eviscerates him.
No wonder the right thinks we are a joke. Trump talks about grabbing pussies and no one cares. Bernie hits a reporter with the bantz and it’s a CNN EDITORIAL.
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His 2018 return reveals that he and his wife, Jane, earned more than $550,000, including $133,000 in income from his Senate salary and $391,000 in sales of his book, "Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In."
The filings show that Sanders, who throughout his career has called for an economy and government that works for everyone and not just the 1%, is among the top 1% of earners in the U.S. According to the liberal-leaning Economic Policy Institute, families in the U.S. earning $421,926 or more a year are part of this group.
Sanders' status as a millionaire, which he acknowledged last week, was cemented in his 2017 statement. That year, Sanders disclosed $1.31 million income, combined from his Senate salary and $961,000 in book royalties and sales.
Sanders, 77, has also listed Social Security payments for each year of the decade of tax returns he made available on Monday. By 2018, his wife, 69, was also taking Social Security, providing the couple with nearly $52,000 for the year.
>The man accused of burning down three churches in Louisiana has been charged with hate crimes
When three predominantly black churches burned in a single Louisiana parish in the span of just 10 days, the news sent a shiver through the community that rippled across the country. Though the cause of the fires was not immediately known, the destruction of three pillars of the area’s black community recalled dark memories of a not-that-distant past.
Now, the man who stands accused of setting the fires has not only been charged with arson, he is facing three hate-crime charges, too.
The St. Landry Parish district attorney, Earl Taylor, filed the charges against Holden Matthews on Monday. In Louisiana, hate crimes include offenses perpetrated against an individual because of their race, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or other protected status. Taylor declined to comment on the charges.
Last week, Matthews, the 21-year-old son of a local sheriff’s deputy, was arrested and charged with three counts of arson for setting fires at St. Mary Baptist Church on March 26, Greater Union Baptist Church on April 2 and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on April 4.
Matthews pleaded not guilty to all charges Monday during an appearance in court conducted by video conference, according to the Advocate. Prosecutors have charged him with three counts of hate crimes, two counts of simple arson and one count of aggravated arson. He was denied bond.
They fell for it comrades! We black people that look white will finally get the reparations. All we need do is check the box to identify as black & poor.
> Former Colorado Gov. and 2020 Democrat presidential candidate John Hickenlooper said Friday that he will support legislation to establish a commission to study reparations for black Americans if elected president.
> Clyburn said he fears reparations would lead to contested debates about who would be eligible due to the sprawling family trees that have evolved in the generations since slavery was abolished. Even some white people who have never personally felt the effects of racial discrimination could end up making claims that they have family connections to former slaves, Clyburn said, pointing to some of his own acquaintances in Charleston who he said would fall under that category. “Is that a fair way to do it?” Clyburn asked. “I say not.”
Screengrabs taken before her page gets taken down.
>The stakes are high: The U.S. is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in decades.
Most Republicans are rejecting Democrat-led state bills to tighten childhood immunization laws in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in two decades, alarming public health experts who fear the nation could become as divided over vaccines as it is over global warming.
Democrats in six states — Colorado, Arizona, New Jersey, Washington, New York and Maine — have authored or co-sponsored bills to make it harder for parents to avoid vaccinating their school-age children, and mostly faced GOP opposition. Meanwhile in West Virginia and Mississippi, states with some of the nation’s strictest vaccination laws, Republican lawmakers have introduced measures to expand vaccine exemptions, although it’s not yet clear how much traction they have.
In Washington state, which has one of the biggest measles outbreaks, a bill in the state Senate to narrow vaccine exemptions passed through the health committee without the support of a single Republican. The same thing happened in legislative committees in Colorado and Maine over the past week.
All states have mandatory vaccination laws, but they vary in how liberally they dispense exemptions on religious or philosophical grounds. That’s getting scrutiny as measles spreads.
Democrats present bills tightening the loopholes as science-based and necessary to fight disease, while sometimes demeaning their foes as misguided or selfish “anti-vaxxers.“ Republicans portray themselves as equally enthusiastic about the life-saving virtues of vaccines, but many are loath to diminish the right of parental control over their children’s bodies, and yield that power to the government.
2020 presidential candidate Bill Weld laid out his strategy Wednesday to challenge Donald Trump for the Republican nomination, asserting that he's running to "win" and not to "weaken" the President.
"I'm not sure how serious Mr. Trump is about governing, honestly. He has a one-word environmental policy: 'hoax.' A one-word immigration policy: 'wall.' I think sometimes his lack of experience in preparation for the office shows," Weld told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day."
The former Republican governor of Massachusetts said he'll be focused initially on the New England region, "with particular emphasis on New Hampshire."
"If I can show well in New Hampshire, even win the New Hampshire primary, that has kind of a domino effect on other primaries around the country -- almost an electrical effect," Weld said.
One of the world's leading voices on the economy has poured cold water on the viability of an esoteric economic theory popularized by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) managing director, suggested that Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) — which promotes governments creating more and more money to spend freely— is not a solution to the world's economic problems.
"We do not think that the modern monetary theory is actually the panacea," Lagarde said Thursday at the International Monetary Fund's spring meeting in Washington, as reported by Bloomberg.
"We do not think that any country is currently in a position where that theory could actually deliver good value in a sustainable way."
Depending on whom you ask, the upcoming Florida Panthers season is about to be exciting for two wildly different reasons. If you have a normal brain and enjoy hockey, great — the Panthers just hired a new coach, Joel Quenneville, who has a long track record of success and piloted the Chicago Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup wins.
If you're a paranoid shut-in who follows the absolutely nuts QAnon conspiracy theory, then you're also in luck. Earlier this month, the Panthers made a bunch of posters and a literal billboard emblazoned with the sentence "Q IS HERE" — a reference to Quenneville — and some of the absolutely stupidest people on Earth now believe it's a reference to QAnon.
Because everything on the internet in 2019 is broken and depraved, a few prominent QAnon-following Twitter accounts posted photos of the billboard. The images are now cycling through the websites chan and Voat, two online cesspools of hate and racism:
For the uninitiated, QAnon is a batshit-crazy, pro-Trump conspiracy theorizing that prominent Democratic politicians, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, run an international child-rape coven, and that (accused sex predator) Donald Trump is working behind the scenes to arrest every member of the child-molesting Deep State. Like most bad things on the internet, the theory began on the website chan. A user named "Q Clearance Patriot" started claiming in 2017 he or she had inside access to the president, and people quickly began to believe Q was posting insider intelligence about President Trump.
POPE APPOINTS NIGGER TO REIGN OVER AMERICAN CATHOLICS
>because based black man can't rape boys, the bbc is too hetero
ROME — Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has accepted Pope Francis’s offer to become the new archbishop of Washington, according to two sources familiar with the process, finalizing a months-long effort to find a leader for an archdiocese that has been upended by accusations that its last leader mishandled cases of sexual abuse by clergy and his predecessor carried out abuse.
A formal Holy See announcement will come Thursday, one of those sources said.
With the new position, Gregory, 71, the only living Nigger US archbishop, will become one of the most visible Catholic leaders in the country. The leader of the high-profile D.C. seat traditionally is made a cardinal, and Gregory would be the first black American to hold that position, and to thus be eligible to vote for the next pope.
He replaces Cardinal Donald Wuerl, 78, who resigned in October but stayed on in a temporary caretaker position.
In Gregory, Pope Francis has tapped one of the American church’s most visible Catholic leaders on the problem of sexual abuse, a man who helped write the U.S. church’s first guidelines on ending the abuse scandal, to helm an archdiocese tarnished by the crisis. However, advocates are more pleased than inspired by his record; he is seen as having done far more than his peers at the time, but he has not escaped some criticism.
Neither Gregory nor a Vatican spokesman responded to requests for comments. An Archdiocese of Atlanta spokeswoman did not respond to numerous messages, nor did the Washington archdiocese. The offer to Gregory was first reported by the Catholic News Agency.
THE ANTISEMITIC TWEETS OF MURDERED SAUDI WRITER JAMAL KHASHOGGI
The tweets, still online as of April 14, 2019 show a pattern of anti-Jewish views that even hinted at references to the antisemitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
BY SETH J. FRANTZMAN / APRIL 14, 2019 17:42
Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. (photo credit: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR)
The late Saudi Arabian journalist, editor and kingdom-insider Jamal Khashoggi, writing on Twitter from 2011 until 2018, said Jews had no roots in historic Palestine, that one must be know how to speak to Jews when meeting them, and that Jews were conspiring to divide al-Aqsa Mosque. The tweets, still online as of April 14, 2019, show a pattern of anti-Jewish views that even hinted at references to the antisemitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and complained that the West had laws preventing Holocaust denial.
Khashoggi was a well-known Saudi Arabian media titan who had close relationships to the kingdom’s diplomats and public-relations apparatus, until he fell out with the leadership, left the country and began writing abroad in 2017. A columnist for The Washington Post with close links to Qatar and Turkey, he was murdered in October 2018 in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, allegedly at the direction of the highest levels of the Saudi government.
In a vacuum, Pennsylvania’s Democratic voters prefer younger candidates to older ones, and want to send politicians to Washington who are willing to compromise.
But their decisions in next year’s presidential race may be driven less by any specific criteria and more by one underlying goal: denying President Donald Trump a second term.
Those takeaways are from a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll of registered Democrats across Pennsylvania. A year before they get to weigh in on which candidate should be the party’s presidential nominee, a majority of respondents (55 percent) vowed to vote for the Democrat they see as best able to defeat Trump — even if they disagree with that candidate on most issues.
Thirty percent said the opposite: That they’d vote for the candidate that most shares their views even if he or she would be less likely to defeat Trump.
There’s an undercurrent of pragmatism among Democrats willing to set aside differences on policy and get behind whomever they think is the strongest option, said Chris Borick, a political science professor and pollster at Muhlenberg College’s Institute of Public Opinion, which conducted the survey of 405 registered Democratic voters.
Their current favorite is a man well-known for his deep family roots here. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the pick of 28 percent of respondents when asked which Democrat they would select if the 2020 presidential primary was being held now.
The early snapshot of Pennsylvania Democrats’ candidate preferences largely reflects what national public opinion surveys have found. An average of those polls by Real Clear Politics gives Biden — who has not officially announced a bid for president, but is expected to do so this month — an edge of 10 percentage points.
Surprised no one made a post on this, but...
>US President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
>Mr Trump described the resolution as an "unnecessary" and "dangerous" attempt to weaken his constitutional powers.
>It is only the second time Mr Trump has used his presidential veto since he took office in 2017.
>Opposition in Congress to his policy on Yemen grew last year after Saudi agents killed the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
>The resolution passed the House of Representatives in April and the Senate in March, the first time both chambers had supported a War Powers resolution, which limits the president's ability to send troops into action.
>"This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future," Mr Trump said in the veto message.
>The House Speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, was among those to condemn President Trump for the move.
Former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is losing steam in New York while appearing on “Hannity” Monday.
Scaramucci said New Yorkers are getting tiring of Ocasio-Cortez following her role in Amazon pulling their headquarters from Queens, and that she will be challenged during the next election.
“They'll find somebody to challenge her in that district… somebody more moderate I think will take her lights out. I don't know, she destroyed herself with this whole Amazon thing,” Scaramucci said.
Scaramucci said New Yorkers are “tired” of the congresswoman.
“So, she's colorful she's got some interesting ways to attract attention to herself but I think I think New York's getting tired of it,” Scaramucci told host Sean Hannity.
MS-13 gang member charged in brazen daylight murder on New York subway platform had 12 prior arrests and was free on just $2,500 bail following burglary and attempted murder charges.
Congress ramped up its investigations into Trump's shady business dealings on Tuesday by issuing subpoenas to banks that have ties to Trump.
The investigation centers on "allegations of potential foreign influence on the U.S. political process," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement to NBC News.
Both the House Intelligence Committee and House Financial Services Committee have issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, as well as JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Bank of America.
Trump has a long history with Deutsche Bank in particular, and still owes the bank at least $130 million.
As Schiff explained in a December 2018 interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Trump's connection to Deutsche Bank is especially troubling because the institution has "a history of laundering Russian money."
"The potential use of the U.S. financial system for illicit purposes is a very serious concern," Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), chair of the Financial Services Committee, told NBC News in a statement.
The subpoena to Deutsche Bank is known as a "friendly subpoena," indicating the bank agreed to cooperate but needed the subpoena in order to comply with their legal obligations.
Schiff and Waters are not the only members of Congress seeking information about Trump's shady financial background.
Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is planning to dismantle the Office of Personnel Management, a decades-old federal agency that oversees the federal government's civil service, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
The paper said the agency "would be pulled apart and its functions divided among three other departments." Citing conversations with unnamed administration officials, the Post reported that an executive order "directing parts of the transition by the fall is in the final stages of review" and that President Donald Trump will "likely" make an announcement on the plan in the coming months.
According to the paper, the agency's 5,565 employees were briefed on the plan in March.
The Post said the White House "is short on details" of the plan, but noted that it plans to break apart the agency "in several stages, with some steps beginning now and other changes delayed pending congressional approval." It also said officials "were not able to estimate the short- or long-term savings" of the agency's closure. According to the paper, OPM's annual budget is $2.1 billion.
Judd Deere, a spokesman for the White House, told CNN Wednesday that Trump "is committed to reforming the federal government, making it more efficient, effective, and accountable for hardworking American taxpayers."
Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly hired a top Hollywood talent agency to try and get a book deal, but the project fell through.
The progressive darling and representative for New York, known as AOC, reportedly hired and met with officials from the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) earlier this year.
But according to , the potential book contract was pulled for unknown reasons.
CAA did not confirm or deny working with the 29-year-old, and Corbin Trent, the communications director for Ocasio-Cortez, said: 'I can't help you with it.'
It's unclear if the project will be picked up at a later date.
Sitting House members are prohibited from accepting book advances.
U.S. newspapers report that the attorney general has underplayed the obstruction findings. Given his background, maybe he should have recused himself.
Eleven days have passed since Attorney General William Barr fired off a surprisingly brief letter outlining what he asserted were the key takeaways from a highly anticipated report two years in the making. During that time, we’ve learned much more about Barr than we have about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia probe.
We’ve learned, for example, that Barr rushed to exculpate President Donald Trump and his advisers in that four-page missive, which laid out what the attorney general claimed were the Mueller report’s two key criminal inquiries: Conspiracy and obstruction of justice. We’ve learned that, although Mueller felt his report didn’t completely exonerate the president, he didn’t think Trump and his team conspired with Russia to try sabotaging the 2016 presidential campaign. On the other hand, Mueller didn’t decide whether Trump obstructed justice. Barr took that as a signal that he should rule on that one, and he did: No obstruction.
We’ve learned subsequently that Barr may have come across as a little too absolute in that first letter, hence his decision to send a second missive last Friday declaring that – phew! – his first letter was never meant to be a summary or even an “exhaustive recounting” of everything in Mueller’s report. It was just a “bottom line” conclusion.
Bernie Sanders is not the only one having to correct typos. A library in Pflugerville, Texas is holding an anti-prom event. They have had to correct a local newspaper, stating that they will have free snacks, not snakes.
>Keith Cutler’s appeal over extraordinary coincidence in Salisbury was initially rejected
>Avoiding jury duty can be tricky for most people, but for one senior judge it took several attempts for his excuse from civic duty to be accepted – he was the judge in the case.
>Keith Cutler surprised a courtroom by revealing he had received an official summons to sit as a juror in a case over which he was expected to preside.
>Cutler, the resident judge of Winchester and Salisbury since 2009, told a jury he had to make several attempts before he managed to excuse himself from his public duty.
>The senior circuit judge, speaking at Salisbury crown court, disclosed the extraordinary coincidence of being summoned to sit as a juror in a hearing he would be conducting.
>“I was selected for jury service here at Salisbury crown court for a trial starting 23 April,” he said.
>“I told the jury central summoning bureau that I thought I would be inappropriate, seeing I happened to be the judge and knew all the papers.
>“They wrote back to me. They picked up on the fact I was the judge but said ‘Your appeal for refusal has been rejected but you could apply to the resident judge’, but I told them, ‘I am the resident judge’. I had to phone them up and they [eventually] realised it was a mistake.”
An Indonesian student was found dead in China, Suzhou Xietang Street in Jiangsu Province, last week (mid April). Information regarding this has been limited and pretty hazy. Rumours are saying that his limbs/organs may be missing. Looking for information regarding this as I cannot find that much on it. His name was Richard. Information can be found here: http://www.en.netralnews.com/news/international/read/26491/indonesian.student.missing.in.china.found.dead.at.xietang.river
On March 27, India conducted an anti-satellite missile test and successfully destroyed a live satellite sitting 186 miles above the surface, in low Earth orbit (LEO). This means the world’s biggest democracy is also the fourth nation in the world with anti-satellite missile capabilities (after the United States, Russia, and China). The news was not greeted warmly: The Union of Concerned Scientists issued a statement expressing, well, concern about the test as an example of increased militarization of space. Planet Labs, a long-term partner of the Indian Sauce Research Organization (India’s space agency), condemned the test and emphasized that space should be used for “peaceful purposes.”
But the fiercest criticisms came on Monday by none other than NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, during a meeting with NASA employees for an open Q&A session. Bridenstine called the test and the orbital debris field it left in its wake “unacceptable,” and said “NASA needs to be very clear about what its impact to us is…It’s is not acceptable for us to allow people to create orbital debris fields that put at risk our people…These activities are not sustainable or compatible with human spaceflight.”
UK patients should be banned from travelling to China for transplant surgery, the government has been told, before an inquiry into allegations of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.
The call has so far been backed by 40 MPs from all parties before the next session of the independent China tribunal, which is investigating claims that detainees are being targeted by the regime. China dismisses the allegations as malicious rumours and insists that it adheres to international medical standards that require organ donations to be made by consent and without any financial charges.
Opening a Westminster Hall debate last week, the DUP MP Jim Shannon urged the UK government to consider imposing an organ tourism ban like those already enacted by Italy, Spain, Israel and Taiwan.
“It is wrong that people should travel from here to China for what is almost a live organ on demand to suit themselves,” Shannon, the MP for Strangford in Northern Ireland, said. “It is hard to take in what that means – it leaves one incredulous.
“It means someone can sit in London or in Newtownards and order an organ to be provided on demand. Within a month they can have the operation.
“We need to control that structurally, as other countries have, not simply because it is the right thing to do, but also because it is necessary to protect UK citizens from unwittingly playing a role in the horrifying suffering of religious or belief groups in China.”
The China Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC who was formerly a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, has been taking evidence about alleged mispractices from medical experts, human rights investigators and others.
It will hold a second round of hearings on 6 and 7 April in London. Its final judgment will be published on 13 June. China has been asked to participate but has declined to do so.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is significantly leading the Democratic primary race in South Carolina according to a poll released on Monday. Biden leads the field convincingly with 32 percent of the vote, according to a poll of voters conducted by Change Research, while Sen. Bernie Sanders only has 14 percent support. Kamala Harris comes in third place with 10 percent followed by Corey Booker and Beto O’Rourke tied at nine percent.
Biden has yet to officially announce his run for president.
Stacy Abrams, the former failed candidate for Georgia Governor, has not announced a 2020 campaign but currently has 7 percent support in South Carolina, tied with South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Here is the full rundown:
Joe Biden — 32%
Bernie Sanders — 14%
Kamala Harris — 10%
Cory Booker — 9%
Beto O’Rourke — 9%
Stacey Abrams — 7%
Pete Buttigieg — 7%
Elizabeth Warren — 6%
Julián Castro — 1%
Kirsten Gillibrand — 1%
John Hickenlooper — 1%
Amy Klobuchar — 1%
Andrew Yang — 1%
Terry McAuliffe — 0%
Michael Bennet — 0%
John Delaney — 0%
Tulsi Gabbard — 0%
Jay Inslee — 0%
Eric Swalwell — 0%
Marianne Williamson — 0%
The poll included 744 registered voters in South Carolina who said they planned to vote in the state’s 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Polling took place from March 31-April 4. The margin of error is +/- 3.6%.
The Justice Department expects to release on Thursday a redacted version of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report on President Trump, his associates and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, setting the stage for further battles in Congress over the politically explosive inquiry.
Kerri Kupec, a spokeswoman for the department, said Monday that officials plan to issue the report to Congress and the public on Thursday morning.
“The Special Counsel ... did not draw a conclusion — one way or the other — as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction,” Barr wrote. “The Special Counsel states that ‘while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.’”
Barr and his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, examined the obstruction evidence laid out by Mueller’s team and concluded it did not rise to the level of obstruction of justice.
Since those findings were announced, congressional Democrats have been sharply critical of Barr’s handling of the Mueller report, accusing the attorney general of soft-pedaling the findings to protect the president.
The House Judiciary Committee is poised to issue a subpoena for the report’s redacted portions.
Barr is shielding four specific categories of information: grand jury material, details whose public release could harm ongoing investigations, any information that would “potentially compromise sources and methods” in intelligence collection, and anything that would “unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests of peripheral third parties.”
That last category of redaction suggests Barr wants to keep secret any derogatory information gathered by investigators about figures who ended up not being central to Mueller’s investigation.
The government of Ecuador has continued taking jabs at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after effectively evicting him from its London embassy and allowing for his arrest. Ecuadorian officials, including the nation's president, have accused him of everything from crude behavior and poor pet ownership to turning their property into a "center for spying."
In an interview published by The Guardian newspaper, Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno rejected claims that he had allowed for Assange's arrest as a reprisal for WikiLeaks purportedly leaking documents that sullied his name, including claims of secret bank accounts and hidden wealth.
Moreno insisted it was Assange's actions against other democratic countries, taken while he lived in Ecuador's embassy for seven years, that had led to the eviction.
"Any attempt to destabilize is a reprehensible act for Ecuador, because we are a sovereign nation and respectful of the politics of each country," Moreno told The Guardian. "We cannot allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a center for spying."
Ecuadorian officials have claimed that Assange's actions deteriorated before his arrest on Thursday, and included putting excrement on walls, leaving soiled laundry in the bathroom, and not properly looking after his cat.
>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. House of Representatives committees have issued subpoenas to multiple financial institutions, including Deutsche Bank AG, for information on President Donald Trump’s finances, the panels’ Democratic leaders said on Monday.
>“The potential use of the U.S. financial system for illicit purposes is a very serious concern. The Financial Services Committee is exploring these matters, including as they may involve the president and his associates, as thoroughly as possible,” the committee’s chair, Maxine Waters, said in a statement.
>House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement the subpoenas issued included a “friendly subpoena to Deutsche Bank.”
>A 2018 financial disclosure form showed liabilities for Trump of at least $130 million to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a unit of the German bank. They are for properties including the Trump International Hotel in a former post office in Washington.
>Deutsche Bank said in January, shortly after Democrats took control of the House following the November elections, that it had received an inquiry from the two committees on its ties to the Republican president.
>Schiff said Deutsche bank had been cooperative. “We look forward to their continued cooperation and compliance,” he said.
>Kerrie McHugh, a Deutsche Bank spokeswoman, said the bank was engaged in a “productive dialogue” with the two committees. “We remain committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations in a manner consistent with our legal obligations,” she said in an emailed statement.
In a new interview with Recode, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made some notable comments on what by all accounts is the most important law underpinning the modern internet as we know it.
Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act is as short as it is potent — and it’s worth getting familiar with. It states “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
When asked about Section 230, Pelosi referred to the law as a “gift” to tech companies that have leaned heavily on the law to grow their business. That provision, providing tech platforms legal cover for content created by their users, is what allowed services like Facebook, YouTube and many others to swell into the massive companies they are today.
"It is a gift to them and I don’t think that they are treating it with the respect that they should, and so I think that that could be a question mark and in jeopardy… I do think that for the privilege of 230, there has to be a bigger sense of responsibility on it. And it is not out of the question that that could be removed."
It's the end of the fucking internet. Europe has gone off the deep end, Trump leads an army of sycophants who think that moderation should be made illegal, and now the Democrats are planning to siege the internet from the left. What a time to be alive.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference had already revealed that Kremlin-linked trolls were ordered to write social media posts not only in opposition to Clinton but in support of Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump. This study offers a picture of how extensive this effort was.
"There is no question that Sanders was central to their strategy. He was clearly used as a mechanism to decrease voter turnout for Hillary Clinton," Darren Linvill, associate professor of communications and one of the researchers who worked on the study, told The Post.
Linvill said the tweets analyzed as part of the study "give us a much clearer understanding of the tactics they were using. It was certainly a higher volume than people thought."
Sanders was "just a tool" to the Russians, Linvill added, and "a wedge to drive into the Democratic Party."
While Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is well-liked by voters in her home district in New York City, the congresswoman's constituents largely don't identify with "democratic socialism" — a label Ocasio-Cortez uses to describe her progressive politics.
Voters in New York's 14th congressional district, located in the Bronx and Queens, also broke from Ocasio-Cortez on her forceful stand against Amazon's proposed opening of a new headquarters in Queens, according to a Siena College poll published Wednesday.
57% of her constituents said Amazon's reversal was bad for New York, and 58% were in favor of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's attempts to cut a new deal with the e-commerce giant.
While Ocasio-Cortez considers herself a democratic socialist, just a quarter of her constituents identity with that label. 70% of voters say they use other labels to describe their political beliefs.
Armed police opened fire on a car as it was driven at them having just "deliberately rammed" the Ukrainian ambassador's official vehicle in London on Saturday morning.
The incident occurred outside the Ukrainian embassy in Holland Park, Kensington, at around 8:30.
Police said they had been called following reports of a car in collision with a number of parked vehicles near the Ukrainian Embassy.
Upon arrival, a car, believed to be a silver Mercedes, was driven at the officers which resulted in firearms and a Taser being discharged.
The car ended up pointing away from the embassy with the front near-side window shattered, possibly by shots. Shopping bags and a Stanley tool box were visible in the boot, which remained open as officers combed the surrounding road.
LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday after they were invited into the Ecuadorean embassy where he has been holed up since 2012.
“Julian Assange, 47, has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador,” police said.
Police said they arrested Assange after being “invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorean government’s withdrawal of asylum.”
>“Hate speech has no place on YouTube,” stated the video-sharing platform’s press account in a tweet, “We’ve invested heavily in teams and technology dedicated to removing hateful comments / videos. Due to the presence of hateful comments, we disabled comments on the livestream of today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.”
>The hateful YouTube comments appeared to be mainly anti-Israel and antisemitic remarks, but when users began to notice that the option for them to post comments to the livestream was no longer available, they simply started commenting the same rhetoric on other livestreams of the hearing.
Is "racist" a dehumanizing term?
Is "hate speech" the same as "blaspheme"?
Do identified members of a segregated labor union, promote the groups ideological supremacy as a replacement religion?
Is the only difference between white supremacist & a trans woman, that one is wearing a hood?
AMBALAVAO, Madagascar — Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1,200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor.
As Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history and cases soar well beyond 115,000, resistance to vaccinating children is not the driving force.
Measles cases are rising in the United States and other parts of the world, in part the result of misinformation that makes some parents balk at a crucial vaccine. New York City is now trying to halt a measles outbreak by ordering mandatory vaccinations in one Brooklyn neighborhood.
In Madagascar, many parents would like to protect their children but face immense challenges including the lack of resources.
Apparently some guy was growing cassowaries: 130 pounds of pure meanness similar to emus. The bird has 4 inch talons and can run 30+ mph.
tl;dr: Monster bird rips Fla. man a new one.
Obama told a town hall meeting in Berlin, Germany Saturday that he is concerned about "rigidity" among some liberal Democrats who attack others in the party for "straying from purity on the issues."
Obama said, according to the Washington Post, that Democrats sometimes create "what's called a circular firing squad, where you start shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on the issues.....When that happens, typically the overall effort and movement weakens....You can't set up a system in which you don't compromise on anything. But you also can't operate in a system where you compromise on everything; everything's up for grabs .That requires a certain amount of internal reflection and deliberations."
Obama, who was elected to two terms and remains popular in his party, admitted his Affordable Care Act of 2010 didn't contain everything he wanted. But he argued that it was the best health-care measure he could persuade Congress to approve.
Obama also appeared to jab at his successor. Asked if he meditates, Obama said, "I definitely think that there's some politicians who could use some meditation. There is no doubt about that. I can think of a few who, you know, should just sit there for a little bit and reflect. Find some inner peace."
The event in Berlin was sponsored by the Obama Foundation.
The [Mueller] investigation did not specifically address the issue of whether Trump, because of his position of being financially and economically compromised by the Russians, is aiding and abetting Russian foreign policy to the harm of U.S. foreign policy.
Those are the issues that are not addressed by the special counsel’s office. And it’s that aiding and abetting, treasonous behavior by Trump and his close associates that I hope Congress takes a further look at as it pursues various investigations.
The Brexit Party leader told a roaring crowd Britons were “lions being led by donkeys” during a patriotic speech that saw him tear into Theresa May’s Tory Government and die-hard Remainers for refusing to honour the result of the 2016 EU referendum. He said: “I find myself standing here in my sixth European election campaign. “I shouldn't be here, you shouldn't be here, this shouldn't be happening, we should have left the European Union.
Italian investigators looking for Silvia Romano, a 23-year-old volunteer at an orphanage in Kenya said after talks with officials in Nairobi that they were certain she was still alive.
Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth. The black hole is 500 million trillion km away and was photographed by a network of eight telescopes across the world.
The bright halo is caused by superheated gas falling into the hole. The light is brighter than all the billions of other stars in the galaxy combined - which is why it can be seen at such distance from Earth. The edge of the dark circle at the centre is the point at which the gas enters the black hole, which is an object that has such a large gravitational pull, not even light can escape.
The image matches what theoretical physicists and indeed, Hollywood directors, imagined black holes would look like.
Tens of thousands of Oculus Touch controllers are delivering a little bit more than virtual reality.
The handheld devices from the Facebook-owned VR company are being shipped to consumers with hidden messages inside the controllers that say “The Masons Were Here” and “This Space For Rent," the company said.
"Unfortunately, some 'easter egg' labels meant for prototypes accidentally made it onto the internal hardware for tens of thousands of Touch controllers," Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell announced on Twitter on Friday, referring to the hardware that will accompany the new Oculus Quest and Rift S headsets set to ship this spring.
"The messages on final production hardware say 'This Space For Rent' & 'The Masons Were Here.' A few dev kits shipped with 'Big Brother is Watching' and 'Hi iFixit! We See You!' but those were limited to non-consumer units," Mitchell wrote. The latter two messages were only in the prototypes shipped to developers.
Doctors have used a new type of medicine called "gene silencing" to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. Doctors say they are "genuinely surprised" how successful it is and that the same approach could be used in previously untreatable diseases.
Our DNA is locked away inside a cell's nucleus and kept apart from a cell's protein-making factories. So our bodies use a short strand of genetic code, called messenger RNA, to bridge the gap and carry the instructions. This drug, called givosiran, kills the messenger in a process known as RNA interference. The downside is you need to keep taking the treatment for the therapy to work.
How much the monthly injections of givosiran will be is still unknown.
President Trump on Tuesday stepped up his attacks against wind power, claiming that the structures decrease property values and that the noise they emit causes cancer.
“If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer,” the president said while delivering remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual spring dinner. He offered no evidence to support the claim.
The president also said wind turbines are a "graveyard for birds."
“If you love birds, you never want to walk under a windmill, because it’s a sad, sad sight," he said, though the Department of Energy has noted that bird deaths from the structures are rare.
Trump was making the comments while talking about his 2016 presidential opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who had proposed investing in wind power to lower carbon emissions.
Trump has previously voiced his disapproval of wind power. He said at a rally in Michigan last month that wind power doesn't work because the wind doesn't always blow.
"If it doesn't blow, you can forget about television for that night," Trump said.
" 'Darling, I want to watch television.' 'I'm sorry! The wind isn't blowing.' I know a lot about wind," he added.
Apr 9th 2019
UK Now Proposes Ridiculous Plan To Fine Internet Companies For Vaguely Defined 'Harmful Content'
Last week Australia rushed through a ridiculous bill to fine internet companies if they happen to host any "abhorrent content." It appears the UK took one look at that nonsense and decided it wanted some too. On Monday it released a white paper calling for massive fines for internet companies for allowing any sort of "online harms." To call the plan nonsense is being way too harsh to nonsense.
Theresa May herself announced the plan in a video that she posted to the very same social media she insists is harmful to children, because consistency is not a strong point of people looking to shackle the internet:
If you watch that video, she literally pulls out a "but think of the children" argument, insisting that social media must be tamed into stopping "harmful" content. Of course, what she leaves out is that most of the "harmful" content she's upset about is perfectly legal. And, much of it is available not just via social media. But, don't worry about that: this is all about a moral panic around social media.
The plan would result in massive, widespread, totally unnecessary censorship solely for the sake of pretending to do something about the fact that some people sometimes do not so nice things online. And it will place all of the blame on the internet companies for the (vaguely defined) not so nice things that those companies' users might do online.
A runner who broke her leg on remote moorland was rescued after her dogs raised the alarm.
Pita Oates, 48, was left unable to stand after she fell on a three-mile run in Lancashire with her blue collies Buddy and Merlyn.
One of the dogs stayed with her as she inched down the hill, while the other ran around barking for help.
This attracted the attention of another dog walker who contacted emergency services.
Ms Oates, from Leyland, said: "They were like a tag team, Buddy never left me while Merlyn went for help.
"I would have died without a doubt, I wouldn't have lasted the night."
When help arrived Ms Oates, who had left her mobile phone in her camper van, was drifting in and out of consciousness and starting to suffer the effects of hypothermia.
She said: "It was the tail-end of Storm Gareth, it was freezing and I was soaking wet. The winds were horrendous."
Ms Oates broke the femur behind her left knee and tore her anterior and cruciate ligaments on the run on Great Hill near Chorley on 12 March.
"I couldn't stand up, I was having to bum-shuffle all the way down," she said.
"Every time my leg touched the ground I was in pain so I rigged up a sling using the dog's lead to keep my leg up."
It took her 90 minutes to get down the hill by which time it had gone dark.
"Buddy never left me and Merlyn kept barking back at him - when this man came with his dog he knew something wasn't right," she said.
Paramedics and members of the Bowland Mountain Rescue Team, as well as two from Bolton Mountain Rescue, arrived to help rescue Ms Oates.
She spent eight days in hospital and had a titanium plate fitted but still needs another operation.
General Grevious implicated in the Mueller Report as having ties to Russian Sith lords.
Senator Jeff Merkley has been championing amendments and legislative action to guarantee equal representation for every American. In combination with the For the People Act—which John Sarbanes and other House Democrats have advanced to extend voting rights, guard against partisan gerrymandering, and limit the influence of big money in our politics—Merkley and Senator Tom Udall have introduced bills that are designed to create what Merkley refers to as “We the People” democracy. With Udall, he’s proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College and a plan to establish a commission to develop proposals for providing citizens of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands with full voting representation in Congress.
The latter proposal is vital for a country that began with a revolt against colonialism. It is shocking, at this late stage in the American experiment, that roughly 4 million US citizens are denied voting representation in Congress. Merkley knows there will be pushback from Republicans, and perhaps even from some within his own party. But he reminds us that “we need real, equal representation if we want a government that responds to the big issues impacting working families’ lives.”
Not everyone who voted for Brexit is racist but every racist voted for Brexit.
BBC News - Brexit: UK and EU agree delay to 31 October
To mitigate the paywall, simply press play on the embedded audio without scrolling down further.
>To the extent that he was known at all the brother of Director Brian DePalma was a joke in the paleontology field.
>Discovers the one of the greatest dig site in history and methodically and clandestinely unearths awesome shit
>Brings in an A-team of other experts and swears them to secrecy
>Just published the academic paper this week
It's over an hour read/listen, but fuck is it a good story.
wiki article on the site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanis_(fossil_site)
The prosecutor whose office dropped disorderly conduct charges against the actor Jussie Smollett defended the decision, saying her office was uncertain it had enough evidence to gain a conviction and wanted to focus on bigger crime in Chicago, she wrote in an op-ed.
The prosecutor, Kim Foxx, the Cook County state’s attorney, wrote in an op-ed in The Chicago Tribune on Friday that she welcomed an “outside, nonpolitical review of how we handled this matter.”
The case involved Mr. Smollett, a star of the television show “Empire,” who claimed he was a victim of a hate crime in Chicago. Mr. Smollett, who is black and gay, told the authorities that he was attacked in January by two men who yelled homophobic and racial slurs at him, tied a rope around his neck and poured a chemical substance on him.
[Read about key questions in the Jussie Smollett case.]
Nearly a month later, he was arrested by the police, who maintained he had staged the assault and falsely reported it. Initially there was an outpouring of support for Mr. Smollett but as the story turned, so did public sentiment. Mr. Smollett, who denied the allegations, was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct but on Tuesday the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office dropped all of the charges.
“Yes, falsely reporting a hate crime makes me angry, and anyone who does that deserves the community’s outrage,” Ms. Foxx wrote. “But, as I’ve said since before I was elected, we must separate the people at whom we are angry from the people of whom we are afraid.”
Ms. Foxx wrote that there were “specific aspects of the evidence and testimony presented” that made securing a conviction uncertain. She did not elaborate.
Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy
WikiLeaks founder arrested for alleged breach of bail at London embassy where he took refuge for seven years
Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder was granted refuge in 2012 while on bail in the UK over sexual assault allegations against him in Sweden.
At the time, Assange claimed that if he was extradited to Sweden he might be arrested by the US and face charges relating to WikiLeaks’s publication of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables.
>jews fail moon landing even after using an american launch rocket and british moon lander
LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury indictment filed late Wednesday charges high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti with a host of fraud and tax offenses that allege, among other things, that he stole millions of dollars from clients and millions of dollars of employment taxes that his coffee company should have paid to the Internal Revenue Service.
Avenatti faces 10 counts of wire fraud related to more than $12 million he received on behalf of clients as a result of settlements in lawsuits and other negotiations. While he was entitled to attorney’s fees for work done on behalf of clients, the indictment alleges that Avenatti stole millions of dollars from clients he represented in four matters.
In each of the four cases of embezzlement alleged in the indictment, Avenatti received money on behalf of clients into client trust accounts, misappropriated the money, and lied to the clients about receiving the money or, in one case, claimed that the money had already been sent to the client.
The indictment charges Avenatti with a total of 19 tax-related offenses. The indictment alleges that Avenatti has failed to file personal income tax returns since 2010, and that he failed to file various tax returns for his two law firms in which he held a controlling interest.
Avenatti faces two counts of bank fraud stemming from an alleged scheme in which he submitted bogus financial information to obtain three loans totaling $4.1 million from The People’s Bank, a federally insured financial institution in Mississippi.
Avenatti faces four bankruptcy fraud charges for allegedly making false statements in relation to a bankruptcy case involving Eagan Avenatti.
If he were to be convicted of the charges alleged in the indictment, Avenatti would face a statutory maximum sentence of 333 years.
Google's got competition in helping Chinese military to dominate the world. Resistance is futile! Surrender now & your extermination will be quick, otherwise you will need to wait in very long line.
>Tech giant Microsoft has reportedly been working on artificial intelligence research with a Chinese military-run university, recent reports claim that the research could be used for both surveillance and censorship.
>Senior fellow at the New America think tank and China tech expert Samm Sacks commented on the possible issues of collaboration between Microsoft and the Chinese military-run university, stating that the recently published papers raised “red flags because of the nature of the technology, the author affiliations, combined with what we know about how this technology is being deployed in China right now.” Sacks added: “The [Chinese] government is using these technologies to build surveillance systems and to detain minorities [in Xinjiang].”
>Worryingly, some of the recent projects Microsoft researchers worked on with the NUDT have direct surveillance applications. One of the papers that was co-authored by Microsoft and NUDT researchers investigated a new A.I. method of recreating detailed environmental maps through the analysis of human faces which experts believe could have direct applications for surveillance. Pedro Domingos, a professor of A.I. at the University of Washington, commented on such applications stating: “Let’s suppose I’m an intelligence agency and I have pictures of people of interest; I can use the system to tell something about the place they’re in that they didn’t realize they were giving away.”
President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Congress to take action on immigration, placing the onus on Democrats to come to the table after he'd threatened to close the southern border over the increasing number of asylum seekers crossing into the US.
"Congress has to meet quickly and make a deal. I could do it in 45 minutes. We need to get rid of chain migration," Trump said during an Oval Office press availability with Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
"We need to get rid of catch and release and visa lottery. And we have to do something about asylum. And to be honest with you, we have to get rid of judges," the President continued, later explaining that he no longer wants to catch people trying to illegally cross the Southern border and "bring them to a court."
The list of topics Trump claimed could be addressed in 45 minutes has long vexed Congress, and almost certainly run afoul of the priorities of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose Democratic votes Trump would need to pass any immigration legislation.
"It is the worst, dumbest immigration system in the world," Trump said of the US immigration system. "The Democrats can change it in one meeting. Everyone would agree. But they don't want to change it because they don't want to give Republicans a victory. "
The President said he'd spoken to Democrats about a potential immigration deal, and "all the sudden they're changing" their minds.
Last week, the President threatened to close the southern border if Mexico did not begin apprehending more migrants attempting to come to the US. Trump acknowledged that Mexico had increased its apprehensions on Tuesday.
Kinda nuts this is even a question...
>“Who says that we won’t do it? We are on the way and we are discussing it,” Netanyahu said.
>“You are asking whether we are moving on to the next stage - the answer is yes, we will move to the next stage. I am going to extend (Israeli) sovereignty and I don’t distinguish between settlement blocs and the isolated settlements.”
Quebec is making its fourth attempt to ban hijabs and other religious symbols worn by many government employees much to the dismay of federal politicians and civil liberties advocates who call it discriminatory.
On Thursday, Quebec Premier Francois Legault’s majority government tabled a draft bill that would prohibit public sector workers from wearing any religious symbols, and would bar their ability to challenge the ban on civil rights grounds.
Bill 21 would ban a wide range of government employees in “positions of authority”—including school teachers, police officers, prison guards and judges—from wearing religious symbols including crosses, headscarves, and turbans. It also doubles down on Quebec’s previous legislation to ban face coverings by those providing government services.
Premier Legault said parts of the law provide a “compromise” for public workers who already wear religious symbols. His government also introduced a motion to take down the crucifix in the legislature if the law is passed.
See for yourself. He was rambling even more than usual, so Fox News cut away from his speech to protect their viewers from reality.
Warning: video shows graphic signs of advanced senile dementia.
Nunes sending eight criminal referrals to Attorney General William Barr
California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday he was planning to send eight criminal referrals to Attorney General William Barr as soon as this week.
Nunes, who investigated accusations of FBI and Department of Justice abuse while he was previously chairman of the intelligence panel, did not say who he would be referring in a Fox News interview on Sunday.
Appearing on Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures," Nunes said five of the referrals are related to lying to Congress, misleading Congress and leaking classified information.
The other referrals, Nunes said, are allegations of lying to the FISA court that approves foreign surveillance warrants, manipulating intelligence and what he described as a "global leak referral," which Nunes said wasn't tied to one individual.
>TL:DR The House Ways and Means Committee has requested the last 5 years of President Trump's tax returns from the Treasury, under section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code.
>the relevant passage: Upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate, or the chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Secretary [of the Treasury] shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request.
>The treasury's reply: I dunno fam that sounds politically motivated to me
If you love eating and drinking for free and are looking to make some pocket change, there’s a job in China with your name on it. A new type of online service allows people to hire others to eat or drink their favorite treats, either to cure their boredom or satisfy their craving without the calories that usually come with it.
Chinese media recently reported on an increasingly popular service on online commercial platform Taobao that’s as mind-boggling as it is intriguing. People can now go online and hire others to consume certain foods and drinks, and ask them to provide video evidence of them eating or drinking the said treats. Fees usually range between 2 yuan ($0.30) and 9 yuan ($1.35) plus the cost of the food that the client wants consumed. It’s not exactly a get-rich quick kind of job, but there are quite a lot of people willing to do it for the free treats alone.
“Bubble tea drinking” is a particularly popular service, as the chewy tapioca balls and popping boba-containing drink is all the rage in Asia these days, but there are also ads from people willing to eat fried chicken or hotpot for anyone willing to pay for them.
According to Sina News, once the provider of the service and the buyer agree, the provider is required to film themselves going to the restaurant, buy the specified treat and eat it on camera while providing a vivid description of the taste. Some clients even require a short written review and the activation of the stream timestamp to be sure that the person they hired actually does what they are supposed to.
Julian Assange was arested. What's the next move?
The death penalty for defaming Mohammed in Brunei and for being homosexual: Phobia?
The death penalty for defaming Mohammed in Brunei and for being homosexual: Phobia?
Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker
Modern Tokyo Times
The nation of Brunei will introduce the death penalty for various crimes in accordance with Islamic Sharia law, the Hadiths, and the Koran. This will include the death penalty for adultery, defaming the Prophet Mohammed, sodomy, and other areas. Therefore, the small monarchy of Brunei is notifying the world that Islamic Sharia law will take clear precedence over international human rights.
Of course, it is unfair to solely pick on Brunei because other nations that are ruled by Islamic Sharia law enforce strict restrictions on the rights of apostates, women, non-Muslims, non-heterosexuals, and so forth. Hence, with non-Muslim males facing death or prison for marrying Muslim females in several nations ruled by Islamic Sharia law, then Brunei is following the tenets laid down by the Koran, the Hadiths, and Islamic Sharia law.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah uttered, “I want to see Islamic teachings in this country grow stronger.”
Ironically, while the international community in the non-Islamic Sharia law world is condemning Brunei, the opposite will most likely happen in nations m that support the Islamist worldview. Hence, it is likely that Brunei will become an even more popular tourist destination for conservative Muslims who support Islamic Sharia law. Similarly, with Islamic Banking being very powerful, then Brunei will most likely attract even more capital from nations that support the same religious mindset despite the various sects in Islam.
The share of U.S. adults reporting no sex in the past year reached an all-time high in 2018, underscoring a three-decade trend line marked by an aging population and higher numbers of unattached people.
But among the 23 percent of adults — or nearly 1 in 4 — who spent the year in a celibate state, a much larger than expected number of them were twentysomething men, according to the latest data from the General Social Survey.
For three historically black churches in the heart of south central Louisiana's Cajun and Creole country, Sunday services will not be the same.
The churches in rural St. Landry Parish -- about 30 miles north of Lafayette -- have burned since March 26 in what officials have described as "suspicious circumstances."
"There is clearly something happening in this community," State Fire Marshal H. Browning said in a statement.
Standing outside the charred remains of the Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas -- which burned on Tuesday -- Pastor Harry Richard said he looked forward to meeting elsewhere with his congregation on Sunday.
"Quite naturally, something like this would shake us up," he told CNN affiliate KLFY. "I'm very concerned but I'm very optimistic because of our faith in God and, no matter what happens, I feel like this is his plan," Richard said. "He's going to bring me through this."
> A sword-carrying man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat allegedly slashed the hand of a pedestrian on a busy San Fransisco street.
> Sam Sweeny, a 24-year-old witness, told the San Fransisco Chronicle the suspect called him homophobic names. “In my mind, I didn’t think it was a real sword until we came out later and police were on the scene and there was blood and the hat on the ground,” he said.
When this will stop? #deletepol
>posted 1/3 down the front page of the Jew York Times, could you imagine if this was a Trump Aide? Fucking bold print headline.
In an indictment that seized the attention of the capital’s K Street lobbying corridor, Gregory B. Craig, a White House counsel in the Obama administration, was charged on Thursday with lying to the Justice Department and concealing information about work he did in 2012 for the government of Ukraine.
The indictment of Mr. Craig, 74, stemmed from an investigation initiated by the office of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.
The charges represented a continuation — and an expansion — of a new focus on a long-neglected law governing foreign influence operations in the United States, which the Justice Department has begun prioritizing in part because of scrutiny related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation.
Mr. Craig, in a video posted on YouTube on Thursday night, called the charges against him “unprecedented and unjustified,” and expressed confidence “that both the judge and the jury will agree with me.”
The Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, had been the basis for charges brought against several people who had been investigated by the special counsel. The 1938 law requires Americans to register with the Justice Department when they lobby or do public relations in the United States for foreign politicians, parties or governments.
>Vegan protesters brought the central business district in Melbourne, Australia, to a halt for two and a half hours on Monday morning. In Queensland, activists broke into a slaughterhouse and negotiated the release of three sheep.
>The protests were part of a coordinated action intended to promote veganism and bring attention to conditions at Australia's factory farms.
>In Melbourne, "activists chained themselves to three Thrifty rental vans in the middle of the intersection, causing traffic chaos and affecting 11 tram lines. It also forced ambulances to take different routes to five major hospitals," The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Protesters also linked arms before the city's Sea Life aquarium.
>Protesters held signs that said "You have been lied to," as well as the URL for the documentary Dominion, which aims to "expose the dark underbelly" of Australia's factory farms and slaughterhouses.
>Police arrested 39 people in Melbourne, including a 15-year-old and two 17-year-olds. Police in the state of Victoria, where Melbourne is located, complained that protesters had not worked with police in advance and caused considerable disruption during rush hour.
>"Police are able to facilitate planned protests when we are engaged with which doesn't put the community at risk," Victoria Police Superintendent David Clayton said in a statement. "This lack of engagement puts the entire community at risk with road closures and delays to transport services. We respect the right for people to protest peacefully but we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour that disrupts the broader community."