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Grenell asks top intel official to remain in role amid lawmaker concerns

Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Richard Grenell will not replace Shelby Pierson, the intelligence official whose briefing of the House Intelligence Committee reportedly kept President Trump from permanently appointing then-acting DNI Joseph Maguire, Pierson told The New York Times on Tuesday.

“Ambassador Grenell has not asked me to leave,” Pierson told the newspaper. “In fact, he has encouraged and affirmed his support for my position here in the organization. I have not asked to depart nor discussed resignation in any way.”

The president named Grenell, then the ambassador to Germany, to the DNI post after reportedly becoming angry with Maguire over Pierson’s briefing, in which she reportedly told members that Russia favored Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien has denied Maguire was fired, saying his departure was required under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act.

Pierson declined to confirm or deny the content of the briefing in the interview, saying it was classified, but said she had discussed election security with Grenell several times since he was named to the position.

Pierson was initially appointed by then-DNI Dan Coats in 2019 before Coats’s departure later that year. Before leaving his position, Coats frequently offered assessments of Russian interference in the 2016 election that contradicted the president.

The Hill has reached out to the office of the DNI for comment.
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Biased Stone Juror Lied During Jury Selection
Jurors questioned in Roger Stone case
A key juror from Roger Stone’s trial was questioned in court on Tuesday over allegations that she prejudiced the jury that convicted the longtime GOP political operative, with the juror also facing public attacks from President Trump on Twitter.

In a lengthy hearing in a court in Washington, D.C., Judge Amy Berman Jackson brought in the juror, Tomeka Hart, to respond to accusations that she provided misleading answers about her political bias — a claim Stone says justifies a new trial.

Hart said she stood by the answers she gave during jury selection, when she said she could fairly act as a juror in the case. She said in a written questionnaire at the time that she did not remember ever posting about Stone or any other figures involved in the case.

“I was zeroed in about Roger Stone in responding to that question, but I still didn’t remember,” she said Tuesday.

The hearing came as Trump attacked Hart on Twitter. Hart was targeted by the president and conservative media figures after she spoke publicly in support of the prosecutors who had withdrawn from the case after Attorney General William Barr intervened to lower their sentencing recommendation.

"There has rarely been a juror so tainted as the forewoman in the Roger Stone case. Look at her background," Trump wrote in a tweet Tuesday afternoon. "She never revealed her hatred of 'Trump' and Stone. She was totally biased, as is the judge. Roger wasn’t even working on my campaign. Miscarriage of justice. Sad to watch!"

After Hart’s role as the jury foreperson became publicly known earlier this month, several of her social media posts criticizing Trump were uncovered.

Seth Ginsberg, an attorney for Stone, argued that Hart’s lack of candor misled the defense team as he sought to portray her opposition to Trump as evidence of bias against Stone.
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Harvey Weinstein found guilty of criminal sex act and rape
(CNN)Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman.

A New York jury acquitted the disgraced movie mogul on the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault involving the two women, Miriam Haley and Jessica Mann.

In doing so, jurors indicated that they did not find beyond a reasonable doubt that Weinstein had also raped Annabella Sciorra, another alleged victim whose testimony prosecutors used in an attempt to establish Weinstein's predatory behavior.
Jurors deliberated for 26-and-a-half hours over five days before reaching a verdict Monday morning.
An earlier motion for a mistrial filed by the defense earlier Monday was denied.
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This is Italy right now.

112 confirmed cases
3 dead
50.000 people quarantined
Schools and universities closed in 7 regions.
All public events in those regions have been cancelled.
Trains and public transport vehicles are being sanitized by specialized squads.
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Spread of coronavirus in US appears inevitable, CDC says
Health officials are warning the spread of the coronavirus in the United States appears inevitable.....

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, a top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, expects to see community spread in the United States.

“It’s not a question of if this will happen, but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses,” she said Tuesday in a briefing to lawmakers and reporters.

Only 14 cases of the virus have been confirmed in the U.S. The infected all either went to China or had been in close contact with someone else who traveled there.
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Katherine Johnson NASA Mathematician Dies

On February 24, 2020, at 101 years old, Katherine passed away. In truth, she was a hidden figure for too long. It wasn't until Hollywood released a movie based on a book by Margot Lee Shetterly that she came into the spotlight, and we really got to see all that she and her colleagues at NASA did to get us to space, to expand what was possible for America and for humanity.
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Corona confusion

I am really confused. News media says it is nothing to worry about and yet to quarantine 150 million people seems extreme. I don’t know who or what to believe. I may only be 56 years old but I have never in my life seen trucks equipped with air cannons spaying disinfectant through a city. I have never seen people go to such extreme measures for something that is no more dangerous than a flu.
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Bernie Sander projects costs 97 trillion U$

>Millenial/Boomer: "PAY MY DEBT , BITCH"
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Facebook recently investigated research around suspicious content on its platform meant to support the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, reported that top executives at Facebook were notified of the investigation, which was sparked by two independent outside researchers who told Facebook they found evidence that pro-Sanders content was being circulated by Russian agents and Trump supporters.

A Facebook company spokesperson pushed back against that Wall Street Journal article, telling The Hill in statement that the company has not been able to validate the claims made by researchers.

“We welcome and regularly receive reports from the research community,” the spokesperson said. “We investigate each credible claim we receive, just as we did in this instance when an outside researcher contacted us. To date, we have not been able to substantiate the researcher's claims and we have not been notified by the intelligence community.”

The spokesperson added that “had we found a campaign of coordinated inauthentic behavior, we would’ve removed it and announced it publicly, just as we did more than 50 times last year.”

Facebook regularly discloses and removes inauthentic information from its platform, most recently earlier this month when it removed false content originating from Russia, Iran, Vietnam and Myanmar.
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Well.. please be no fucking arab.. please be no fucking muslim..
A car crashed into a group of people during the Rosenmontag parade in Volkmarsen! According to the Frankfurt police chief, 30 people were injured, seven of them seriously.

Police: "We are assuming an attack" ++ Eyewitness: Mercedes was still accelerating ++ All carnival parades in Hesse canceled

The driver (29) was arrested. He is a German citizen, comes from Volkmarsen and had been known in the past for insulting, trespassing and coercion.

The General Prosecutor's Office in Frankfurt took over the investigation. It is being investigated because of an attempted homicide. Nothing can be said about the motif yet.

In the afternoon, a second person was also arrested, who is said to have filmed the horror ride. It is not yet clear whether the arrested person is a suspect or a witness, said Frankfurt police chief Gerhard Bereswill.
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Trump Doctor Hid Cauliflower in Mashed Potatoes
>Trump doctor had to put cauliflower in mashed potatoes and say “here comes the airplane” to improve Trump health.
>hid ice cream in the back of freezer where tiny hands couldn’t reach it.
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Separatist Group Seeks To Move Oregon Border To Create 'Greater Idaho'
>Some rural Oregonians are so frustrated by Democratic politics they want to leave the state.

>But not by moving elsewhere.

>Instead, a group is seeking to change the map itself so that most of Oregon and a chunk of Northern California would break off and join Idaho, a Republican-majority state. The group, Move Oregon's Border For a Greater Idaho, succeeded in getting petitions approved for circulation in two rural Oregon counties this month.

>The effort is only the latest separatist cause in Pacific Northwest history to spark popular interest, despite being practically infeasible for a long list of legal, political and economic reasons.

>"It's a movement to try to maintain our rural values," said spokesman Mike McCarter, a 73-year-old retired plant nursery worker and firearms instructor from La Pine (population 1,900) in Central Oregon.

>More than half of all Oregonians live in the Portland metro area. McCarter said policy set by a predominantly urban, Democratic supermajority in the state Legislature is fomenting frustration in the conservative, rural areas of the state.

>"We're afraid of what's coming down legislatively. It'll destroy rural Oregon... I grew up in the '50s and '60s, and it was a great time. It was a blue-collar state, a state of hardworking people," he said.

>The messaging hits cultural flash points. Idaho has more permissive gun laws and more restrictions on abortion. The state doesn't allow sanctuary cities, nor does it issue driver's licenses to "illegal aliens," to quote from the group's literature.

As an Oregonian, I kek'd.
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they dyin bruh
Secret Mail from the Iranian Government regarding the Corona Virus
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Indian Man Worships the U.S President , Prays to Him Every Single Day

We know how devoted Donald Trump’s American supporters can be, but they have nothing on the US President’s Indian “devotee”. Bussa Krishna literally worships Trump as a god, praying to a life-size statue of him every day, and making offerings of vermilion, turmeric and flowers to an altar that he built himself.

The 33-year-old from the remote village of Konne, in India’s Telangana state, first captured the media’s attention a couple of years ago, when pictures of him praying to the altar of Donald Trump and carrying a large portrait of the US President with him went viral online. Now, with Trump’s two-day visit to India being a major news topic, the Indian Trump devotee is once again newsworthy. A lot has happened in the last two years, But Krishna’s devotion to Donald Trump is still unwavering. If anything, it’s stronger than before, as evidenced by the statue of Trump that the Indian farmer placed in his yard.

“I want India-America relations to remain strong. Every Friday I fast for Trump’s long life. I also carry his picture and pray to him before commencing any work. I wish to meet him, I request the government to make my dream come true,” Krishna told Indian news agency ANI.

In fact, it was for the sake of India-America diplomatic relations that Bussa, aka “Trump Krishna” started worshiping Donald Trump, about three years ago, following the killing of a software engineer from Telangana by a US Navy veteran in an alleged hate crime. He hoped to win over the US President on behalf of all of India, by showering him with spiritual affection.
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San Francisco Declares State of Emergency over Coronavirus
>San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) declared a state of emergency for the city on Tuesday amid concerns over the international coronavirus outbreak.

>While no coronavirus cases have been confirmed in San Francisco, “the global picture is changing rapidly, and we need to step-up preparedness,” Breed said in a statement.

>“We see the virus spreading in new parts of the world every day, and we are taking the necessary steps to protect San Franciscans from harm,” she added.

>The new state of emergency will allow city officials to assemble resources and personnel to expedite emergency planning measures and boost the ability to deploy a rapid response to a potential coronavirus case in the city.

>The move follows a similar declaration from Santa Clara County earlier this month. The declaration is effective immediately for seven days and will be voted on by the board of supervisors on March 3.
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New Hampshire Man Pleads Not Guilty to Slapping 15-Year-Old Trump Supporter Across the Face in One of Many Violent Election Day Incidents at Polling Places Across the Granite State
>MSM doesn't cover Democrat's voter intimidation at NH primaries
A New Hampshire man pleaded not guilty to assault charges on Friday after being arrested for slapping a 15-year-old Trump supporter outside of a polling station for the state’s primary earlier this week.

Windham Police Department said in a statement Thursday that 34-year-old Patrick Bradley walked by a Trump “campaign tent occupied by several campaign supporters/workers” after exiting the polls outside of Windham High School. He then allegedly assaulted the boy and two adults who attempted to stop the attack.

“Bradley was also accused of throwing Trump campaign signs and attempting to knock over the aforementioned tent,” the statement reads.

The boy’s mother, Cathy Campbell, gave an interview to Fox News describing the incident, and said that her son, who was wearing a MAGA hat and was volunteering at the polling sight, was attacked after he told Bradley to “have a nice night.”
“He said it to everyone. But this man was triggered,” Campbell explained. “He said ‘f— you’ to him and wound up his hand as fast as he could and slapped him across the face.”
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Joe Biden........................................................36%
PeteButtigieg................................................. 7%
Tulsi Gabbard ................................................. 6%
Amy Klobuchar ...............................................3%
Bernie Sanders ...............................................21%
Tom Steyer .....................................................7%
Elizabeth Warren ............................................8%
Someone else / Undecided ............................. 11%

Sanders is beating Biden by a few points amongst under 45s and whites, but the SC Democratic primary electorate is majority black. The really weird information thats in this poll is that Biden is the only candidate with a positive favorability rating (61%), the other candidates favorability ratings are all under 50% even amongst SC Democratic primary likely voters, Bloomberg's is the worst at 27%.
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>Trumps Calls for Intelligence Leak on Russian Election Interference Investigated
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Coronavirus Hits Michigan
meanwhile in Michigan
Mon 3:11 PM, Feb 24, 2020

Hundreds of Michigan residents being home quarantined for possible Coronavirus

LANSING, MI. (WILX) - The coronavirus is being monitored in 326 Michigan residents who recently traveled abroad.

These people had all traveled to China or were passengers on an infected cruise ship during the last month.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said the travelers are seen as "Medium" or "Low risk" for infection.

No one has been placed in quarantine facilities but they have been asked to practice home quarantine as much as possible.

They will also be seen by a local public health practitioner for a 14 day period.

The local health departments are looking to see if they develop a temperature, cough, or have difficulty breathing.

A spokesperson from the MDHHS said, "This is a to date number as of 1/31/2020, which means some of the 326 are no longer being monitored as they have passed the 14 day incubation window for the disease."

Due to fears of the virus, Michigan State University is pulling back on its study abroad program amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

The school's coronavirus task force has recommended all university-sponsored travel to China, Singapore, and Hong Kong be suspended for students, faculty, and staff.

The university said it is aware of the concerns from the community over the coronavirus but says the risk of being exposed on campus is extremely low.

The study abroad suspensions start immediately and will last until July 31, 2020.

Fears about the virus, officially known as COVID-19, have changed global travel patterns.

On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern.” A day later, the United States issued a public health emergency for the virus that originated in China’s Wuhan province.
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Girl, 2, dies after family spend hour trying to rescue her from septic tank

A two-year-old girl has died after falling into a septic tank when the lid she was standing on collapsed beneath her.

Tragic toddler Charleigh Nicole Nelson fell 15 feet to her death.

The toddler's distraught dad said he tried to use a rope to save the girl but it was too short, KWTX reports.

Meanwhile, KRISTV reports that the family, along with neighbours, failed to reach the girl with the rope and a backhoe - a type of digger - which was lent to them by a local businessman. It wasn't until an hour later that the little girl was removed from the tank by the fire and rescue services, at 4.30pm. The tragedy took place at the Paradise Lagoons RV Resort park in Aransas Pass, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon.

Rockport Volunteer Fire Department spokeswoman Gillian Cox told KRISTV: "Initial attempts were made to dig, and then we actually were assisted by the Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department's rope rescue team.

>"We were able to lower a firefighter down into one of the small holes - it was a less-than-two-foot diameter - that a member had to go into and was able to reach the body where we were able to get her up."

>"Upon arrival, initial police officers and firefighters found, civilians from the park here attempting to rescue a child who had fallen approximately 15 feet down into a septic system."

Residents of the RV park told reporters Charleigh had been walking on the lid of the septic tank. They claim it was not securely fastened and it buckled under her. The family were visiting from outside of the area. The RV resort is a leisure park with shopping, entertainment, and fine dining, according to its website.

Rockport Police Department Commander, Larry Sinclair, said: "We're dealing with a very, very horrible, tragic accident."
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Trump offered Assange a pardon if he denied Russia gave him emails, Assange's lawyer says

In August of 2017, then-Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) visited Julian Assange at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London. Rohrabacher told The Wall Street Journal that he was trying to broker a deal between Assange and the White House that would allow Wikileaks' Julian Assange to leave the embassy and be granted a pardon or similar clemency by the Trump administration—in exchange for information proving that the Russian government had not been the source of Democratic Party emails published by WikiLeaks.

But in court today, an attorney for Assange put a different spin on his dealings with Rohrabacher: the congressman promised a pardon in exchange for covering up Russia's role in the leaking of Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign emails. Assange's lawyer for his extradition hearings (Edward Fitzgerald) offered into evidence a statement from another Assange lawyer (Jennifer Robinson) which showed, Fitzgerald said, “Mr. Rohrabacher going to see Mr Assange and saying, on instructions from the president, he was offering a pardon or some other way out, if Mr Assange... said Russia had nothing to do with the DNC leaks."
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Indiana couple drove boys with Trump flags off road

HOBART, Ind. (The Times) — Police say a northwestern Indiana couple allegedly drove two teenage boys off a roadway they were riding along with flags supporting President Donald Trump attached to their bicycles.

Hobart police say Snapchat videos helped officers secure charges against 23-year-old Kyren Gregory Perry-Jones and 18-year-old Cailyn Marie Smith in connection with a July 22 incident.

Police say the Hobart couple are accused of driving in their car, running the boys off of the road, and making threats toward the teens, who are twins. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that both defendants are charged with felony counts of intimidation and criminal recklessness.
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faux Heat Wave Melts Antarctic Island Snow
Heat Wave Melts 20% of Antarctic Island’s Snow in 9 Days

A nine-day heat wave scorched Antarctica’s northern tip earlier this month. New NASA images reveal that nearly a quarter of an Antarctic island’s snow cover melted in that time — an increasingly common symptom of the climate crisis.
The images show Eagle Island on the northeastern peninsula of the icy continent at the start and end of this month’s Antarctic heat wave. By the end of the nine-day heat event, much of the land beneath the island’s ice cap was exposed, and pools of meltwater opened up on its surface.
Antarctica experienced its hottest day on record earlier this month, peaking at 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit. Los Angeles measured the same temperature that day, NASA said.

you stupid crazy redneck
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Coronavirus in South Korea
South Korea has raised its coronavirus alert to the "highest level" as confirmed case numbers keep rising.
President Moon Jae-in said the country faced "a grave turning point", and the next few days would be crucial in the battle to contain the outbreak.
Eight people have died from the virus in South Korea and more than 800 have been infected.
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What is it?Spielberg embarrassed daughter is a porn star/silent on sexual abuse by industry buffs
Ask steven spielberg
The adult film staralso revealedthat she had suffered sexual abuse at the hand of “predators” as a child, noting, however, that the abusers were not from her circle of her family or friendsThe Spielberg family friend was quoted by the publication as adding: “Nothing can hurt Steven Spielberg’s immaculate reputation, nor Kate’s, but they’re worried about how [Mikaela’s revelation] looks for their other kids, who are trying to be supportive but who are also embarrassed. This certainly isn’t how they were raised.”

How can his daughter be abused? Whzt happened to those who abused her? Why hasn't poundMeToo use this as a marketing tool for more publicity?

>The adult film staralso revealedthat she had suffered sexual abuse at the hand of “predators” as a child, noting, however, that the abusers were not from her circle of her family or friends.

“Obviously, though, they’re embarrassed by her sudden public admission of entry into the sex worker world.”

The Spielberg family friend was quoted by the publication as adding: “Nothing can hurt Steven Spielberg’s immaculate reputation, nor Kate’s, but they’re worried about how [Mikaela’s revelation] looks for their other kids, who are trying to be supportive but who are also embarrassed. This certainly isn’t how they were raised.”

How can his daughter be abused? Whzt happened to those who abused her? Why hasn't poundMeToo use this as a marketing tool for more publicity?
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Fox News says Trump's relationships out of bounds, but Buttigieg's relationship is fine

Fox News anchor Sandra Smith cut off contributor Jessica Tarlov, telling her not to get into President Donald Trump's "personal relationships" while a panel discussed Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's marriage and recent homophobic criticism from conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Limbaugh, who was granted a Presidential Medal of Freedom during Trump's State of the Union address earlier this month, made the remarks on his popular right-wing radio show last week.

"They're saying, OK, how's this going to look, 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to 'Mr. Man' Donald Trump? What's going to happen there?" Limbaugh said, arguing that the U.S. was not ready to have a gay president.

Buttigieg is 38, not 37. His birthday was in January.
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Whoops muh gun thread 1

Police said the teen was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Monday, and he is currently in custody. Officers said the case will be tried in the juvenile courts.

According to Houston firefighters, they initially received reports of an electrical shock at around 12:45 a.m. in the 4600 block of W. 34th Street. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a 5-year-old girl with a gunshot wound and said they immediately requested police.

The child was rushed to a trauma center in critical condition, police said. According to Lieutenant Yi, the child is now in stable condition.
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Vallow/Daybell case
Based on criminal-psychology and human psychology alone, I’ve come to these conclusions: Acting on impulse and greed, Lori Vallow was definitely having an affair, where these two men were related, she saw money in Alex and Charles’ life insurance policies and she did not think twice about trying to cover her tracks in any way possible, but she got very sloppy; first staging a natural-causes death, a very strong possibility that after finding out Lori killed Charles and that Chad and Lori were having an affair, Lori or Chad poisoned Tammy who was probably going to rat them out for murdering Charles in an a staged firearm homicide with Alex being a potential suspect, while Charles and Lori were in the midst of a estranged marriage which could’ve ended in divorce— instead they were killed by her own doing or with an accomplice hence Chad trying to keep tightlipped about it with some form of deranged dignity, however by doing so, in that timeframe she also must’ve realized her kid’s serve as witnesses to some degree and separated them then killed them as well.

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>Sotomayor accuses Supreme Court of bias in favor of Trump administration
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion Friday accusing her conservative colleagues of having a bias toward the Trump administration after the court voted to 5–4 to uphold the administration’s public charge rule, which critics call a “wealth test” for legal immigrants.

“Today’s decision follows a now-familiar pattern,” Sotomayor began. “The Government seeks emergency relief from this Court, asking it to grant a stay where two lower courts have not. The Government insists—even though review in a court of appeals is imminent—that it will suffer irreparable harm if this Court does not grant a stay. And the Court yields.”

The policy in question, the Immigration and Nationality Act, makes immigrants who are “likely at any time to become a public charge” ineligible for green cards. The policy virtually bars legal immigrants from using public assistance, including Medicaid, housing vouchers and food stamps. The five conservative justices ruled in favor of the stay, while the liberal justices — including Sotomayor — opposed it.

In the case, Wolf v. Cook County, a U.S. district court issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the policy in Illinois. The Supreme Court had previously voted 5-4 in January to lift a nationwide injunction imposed by a federal judge in New York while the case played out in appeals court. Last week, Solicitor General Noel Francisco sent a request asking the court to do the same for the Illinois injunction.
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Donald Soft-On-Crime J Trump pardons more corrupt criminals
> President Trump on Tuesday granted clemency to almost a dozen individuals, including former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) and ex-New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik

> Blagojevich was removed from office in 2009 and was later convicted of a wide array of corruption charges, including attempted extortion of a children's hospital for campaign contributions and trying to sell former President Obama’s Senate seat after he was elected to the White House in 2008.

I personally can't wait to see how Trumptards NPCs are going to fervently defend this.
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court restricts freedom of religion
court accepts "Title VII requires only that the employer 'reasonably accommodate' the employee, not 'totally accommodate.'" argument, this may open the door to other restrictions such as forbidding rituals that harm , kill, or sexually molest victims
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Russian Hachiko Waits for His Master to Get Off Work Every Day
People passing by the Mega shopping center in the Russian city of Kaliningrad every day have gotten used to the blue sweater-wearing husky calmly waiting for something or someone on the cold pavement. He’s been dubbed the Russian Hachiko and the comparison actually makes some sense.

The clean blue sweater that the Russian Hachiko wears every day is a clear indication that he is not some stray, but just to make sure people don’t chase him away, his owner, a woman named Svetlana, always hangs a hand-written home next to the dog explaining that he is simply waiting for her to get off work so they can go home together. Apparently, the dog howls from morning til dusk if left alone in his owner’s apartment, so she prefers to take him with her in the morning, and leaves him outside the Mega shopping center, where he waits for like a good boy.

The sweater-wearing pooch recently caught the attention of Kaliningrad publication, whose journalists caught up with his master to learn his story. She refused to reveal her pet’s name to the press for fear that people may use it to lure the animal away, but said that she makes sure to visit the dog every chance she gets while at work, and spends her entire 40-minute lunch break with him, feeding him and taking him for a long walk. When she gets off work, they head home together.
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Iran says 2 dead after testing positive for coronavirus

Shit is getting really exciting with the report from iran saying 2 dead after testing positive for coronavirus.

If 2 people are dead, how many people are infected?!
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Trump cant stop winning
>Supreme Court allows rule to take effect that could reshape legal immigration

Washington (CNN)A 5-4 Supreme Court is allowing a rule that would make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use public benefits like food stamps and housing vouchers to go into effect in every state.

Last month, a 5-4 court greenlighted the so-called "public charge" rule across the country except for Illinois, because the state was governed by a separate judicial order. Now, while litigation continues, the rule will be in effect nationwide. US Citizenship and Immigration Services says it will implement the rule on Monday.

The court's move is a win for the Trump administration, and the White House said Saturday that it's "gratified" by the ruling.

"This final rule will protect hardworking American taxpayers, safeguard welfare programs for truly needy Americans, reduce the Federal deficit, and re-establish the fundamental legal principle that newcomers to our society should be financially self-reliant and not dependent on the largess(e) of United States taxpayers," the statement released by the Office of the Press Secretary said.

Solicitor General Noel Francisco had argued in part that the public charge rule, unveiled last August, is necessary because "the availability of public benefits should not be an incentive for immigration to the United States."

The public charge rule made national headlines last summer when then-acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, in his defense of the rule, revised the iconic poem on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal, saying: "Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge."
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>Trump furious after officials allowed Americans with coronavirus to fly home with other passengers
President Trump grew enraged with senior advisers this week when 14 Americans who had tested positive for the coronavirus returned to the U.S. after he had been granted assurances that infected patients would remain in quarantine overseas.

Trump and his coronavirus task force were told last weekend that Americans who had been in quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise liner, where the virus had spread, would be brought home, but that those who had symptoms would remain in Japan.

However, the administration ultimately decided to bring back the 14 Americans who tested positive for the virus and place them in isolation without telling the president.

Administration officials told The Washington Post that Trump learned of the reversal after the fact and was furious that he was not first consulted, reportedly fearing the move could affect the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump reportedly complained to his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, Domestic Policy Council director Joseph Grogan and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about the change and has since made calls to an array of officials to say he should have been briefed on the decision.
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California Governor: “Doctors Should Be Able to Write Prescriptions for Housing”
FEBRUARY 22, 2020

Governor of La-La-Land Says 'Doctors Should Be Able to Write Prescriptions for Housing'

California's homeless crisis is driving its governor insane. That's the only explanation for Gavin Newsom's "holistic" solution to the housing shortage.

Building additional residences is old-fashioned. What's needed is a broad-based solution that imagines the state out of its crisis. And the more inventive the fantasy, the more Newsom apparently likes it.

Washington Examiner:

Newsom’s tweets reiterated a point he made during his State of the State address on Wednesday. He explained that California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal, an agency working to revamp the state’s healthcare program Medi-Cal, asked the state’s legislature for $695 million to invest in a holistic healthcare program that includes housing for mentally ill patients.

“The deeper truth is that our healthcare system has been designed to treat some of our parts, not the sumof our parts. That must change,” Newsom said. “This landmark proposal calls for leveraging Medi-Cal as a tool to help California’s most vulnerable residents: the homeless, our children, and people cycling in and out of the criminal justice system.”

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Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'
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Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.

Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time, comparing it to “life imitating art”.

They believe it could be the first steps in developing advanced software that will make Matrix-style instant learning a reality.

In the neo-noir sci-fi classic, protagonist Neo is able to learn kung fu in seconds after the martial art is ‘uploaded’ straight to his brain.

Researchers from HRL Laboratories, based in California, say they have found a way to amplify learning, only on a much smaller scale than seen in the Hollywood film.

They studied the electric signals in the brain of a trained pilot and then fed the data into novice subjects as they learned to pilot an aeroplane in a realistic flight simulator.

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, found that subjects who received brain stimulation via electrode-embedded head caps improved their piloting abilities and learnt the task 33 per cent better than a placebo group.

“Our system is one of the first of its kind. It's a brain stimulation system,” explained Dr Matthew Phillips.

"It sounds kind of sci-fi, but there's large scientific basis for the development of our system.

"The specific task we were looking at was piloting an aircraft, which requires a synergy of both cognitive and motor performance.

"When you learn something, your brain physically changes. Connections are made and strengthened in a process called neuro-plasticity.
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Actor Clint Eastwood shows support for Michael Bloomberg and criticizes Trump's behavior

(CNN)Actor and director Clint Eastwood, a longtime supporter of Republican candidates, appeared to back Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg for president and criticized President Donald Trump's behavior in office in an interview published in The Wall Street Journal Friday.

"The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there," the Hollywood conservative said of the former New York mayor, according to the Journal.
Eastwood told the newspaper that he approves of "certain things" that Trump has done as President, without going into further detail.
He said, however, that he wishes Trump would behave "in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names," the Journal reported.

"I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level," he told the paper.
According to the Journal, Eastwood, who described himself as a libertarian, lamented that domestic politics has become "ornery."
In an interview with Esquire during the 2016 campaign, Eastwood was asked how he'd vote between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"That's a tough one, isn't it? I'd have to go for Trump ... you know, 'cause she's declared that she's gonna follow in Obama's footsteps. There's been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle. She's made a lot of dough out of being a politician," he said.
Eastwood also famously spoke at the 2012 Republican National Convention, in which he addressed an "invisible" President Barack Obama sitting in an empty chair.
The Academy Award-winning director has held political office himself. He was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, in 1986 and served a two-year term.
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Flat Earther fucking dies
"Mad" Mike Hughes, 64, crash-landed his steam-powered rocket shortly after take-off near Barstow on Saturday. A video on social media shows a rocket being fired into the sky before plummeting to the ground nearby. Hughes was well-known for his belief that the Earth was flat. He hoped to prove his theory by going to space.

In the video of the launch, a parachute can be seen trailing behind the rocket, apparently deployed too early, seconds after take-off. In March last year, Hughes managed an altitude of 1,870ft (570m) before deploying his parachutes and landing with a bump.
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Petition to shut down Pornhub
>A non-profit is demanding that Pornhub be shut down after multiple rape and child abuse videos end up on it without verification

>Rose Kalemba, a 14-year-old from Ohio, was on a walk one night when she was kidnapped at knifepoint, brutally raped and beaten by two men for 12 hours. She was then dumped on a road about 30 minutes from her home. Bleeding and traumatized, she managed to walk home and get help.

>Days later, videos of her being raped ended up on Pornhub. "Teen crying and getting slapped around", "Teen getting destroyed," "Passed out teen" the videos said, and one of them had racked up enough views to call it viral and Pornhub ignored her pleading emails as a minor to take it down.

>The terrifying part is, there are hundreds of videos on Pornhub that say almost the same things and all it takes is a google search to find it.

>In fact, all it takes to upload a video, any kind of video, on the website is 10 minutes and an email address says Laila Mickelwait from Exodus Cry. The international non-profit wants to ban Pornhub for good. "Pornhub is a hotbed for sex trafficking and exploitation because the company has taken no serious measures to verify the age or consent of those who upload sex acts to their website," she told MEA World Wide (MEAWW) in an exclusive statement.

>All you need to upload pornography of any kind on the site is an email address, a photo and a username and it declares you "verified" she explains. No actual name, no government-issued ID and no consent form are required, making it a "free for all" for "pimps and traffickers to be able to cash in on the violent exploitation of women and children on the site".

>Unsurprisingly, Kalemba's story is not the only one.
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California Homeless to Get Free Golden Shower n Trump Tower
Orange Howa

President Trump warned California lawmakers that he would be forced to “clean up” the state’s homelessness epidemic if they are unable to, during a briefing in Los Angeles.

“If they can’t do it themselves, we’re going to do it,” Trump said during a briefing on the upcoming 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. “The federal government is going to take it over, we’re going to do it.“

A majority of Californians say they are OK with clearing out homeless camps, they just don’t want President Donald Trump to do it.

The poll, from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, found that nearly 52 percent of those surveyed either agreed or strongly agreed that they support removing homeless tent encampments from public spaces.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson was in California earlier this month taking part in a homelessness summit and announcing an investment into nine public housing agencies, which earned glowing praise from former California governor and staunch Trump critic Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In addition to Trump’s meeting with the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, Trump was scheduled to participate in a golf fundraiser with Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, ranging from $100,000-$250,000 per person, before heading to a rally in Arizona.

Flowa Powa
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Trump jabs at Parasite's Oscar win because film is 'from South Korea'
President says US has trade problems with South Korea and wonders if ‘we can get Gone With the Wind back’

Donald Trump has taken a jab at the Oscars for awarding this year’s best picture honor to Parasite, because the film is South Korean.

“How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” Trump asked a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The crowd responded with loud boos.

“The winner is a movie from South Korea, what the hell was that all about?” Trump asked. “We got enough problems with South Korea with trade and on top of it, they give them the best movie of the year.”

The rest here:
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She was Juror No. 1261, and her examination by the federal court and counsel before the trial was anything but notable. And that is precisely the problem.

Juror 1261, we now know, was Tomeka Hart. Her identity would have remained publicly unknown except for a public statement she made after the Department of Justice (DOJ) rescinded its initial sentencing recommendation for Trump confidant Roger Stone. In the midst of the firestorm of allegations of political interference, Hart disclosed that she was the foreperson on the Stone jury and gave a full-throated defense of the trial prosecutors: “It pains me to see the DOJ now interfere with the hard work of the prosecutors.”

That statement led many people to Google her name, and what they found was a litany of postings not only hostile to President Trump and his administration but also specifically commenting on Stone and his arrest — before she ever appeared for jury duty.

I have previously written about how I believe that the DOJ was correct in its rejection of the absurdly high recommendation of seven to nine years in prison for Stone. However, there are legitimate questions that must still be addressed on how the Justice Department came to that decision. Yet while cable shows exhaustively cover that story, there is an equally serious question as to whether the conviction itself, rather than the sentencing recommendation, should be reevaluated.

Hart is a Democratic activist and critic of the Trump administration. She was the Memphis City Schools board president. Not surprisingly, given her political background (including a run for Congress), Hart has been vocal in public on her views of Trump and his associates.
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FBI arrests man accused of launching cyberattacks against former Rep. Katie Hill's rival

The FBI has arrested a California man who they believe is responsible for hacking the campaign website of one of former Rep. Katie Hill's (D-Calif.) Democratic rivals leading up to the 2018 primary.

Arthur Dam, whose wife Kelsey O’Hara was Hill’s fundraiser during the campaign and later her district director, is accused of coordinating cyberattacks against Bryan Caforio, one of Hill's Democratic rivals.

Dam's arrest and the criminal complaint against him was first reported by The Intercept.

According to Federal Election Commission filings, Dam provided “graphic design and website security consultations” for Hill's campaign for $500.

Hill, who eventually flipped the California congressional seat, resigned from Congress late last year after nude images of her were leaked online and a House Ethics Committee investigation was launched into allegations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a staffer.

Caforio, who was supported by the progressive group Justice Democrats, and another primary contender, Jess Phoenix, both had their websites hacked leading up to the election, but Hill did not. The FBI launched a probe shortly after her election in 2018.

The criminal affidavit states that Caforio's website was targeted by four distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks between April 2018 and May 2018, forcing it offline for a total of 21 hours. One of the attacks happened shortly before a live primary debate, forcing it offline throughout the debate, the complaint stated. The final attack happened about a week before the primary election.
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'Mad' Mike Hughes, who wanted to prove the flat-Earth theory, dies in homemade-rocket disaster
Follow your dreams, I suppose.

>In December, buttressed by his conviction and advances in homemade rocketry, 'Mad' Mike Hughes flipped on a camera and fantasized about the moment when he shows mankind that it lives on a verdant disk.

>The plan: Float dozens of miles high in a balloon, then fly a rocket to the Karman line, the 62-mile-high barrier that separates the atmosphere and the cold vacuum of space, filming the entire way. "For three hours, the world stops," Hughes said during a live stream, imagining the reaction.

>Hughes, a self-styled daredevil, flat-Earth theorist and limousine-jumping stuntman, died Saturday when his crudely built contraption propelled him on a column of steam, spiraled through the air and cratered into the sagebrush outside Barstow, Calif. He was 64.

>Justin Chapman, a freelance reporter, witnessed the launch while reporting a longer story on Hughes. The rocket's green parachute tore away moments after takeoff, sending the crowd of 50 or so people into a panic, he said.

>"Everyone was just stunned and didn't know what to do," he told The Washington Post on Sunday. "They were silent for a long time."

>Hughes's support team went to inspect the crash site about a half mile away, Chapman said, and returned with the harrowing news: Hughes was dead, the rocket had pancaked, and the other three parachutes never deployed.

>"It was unsuccessful, and he passed away," longtime collaborator and friend Waldo Stakes told the Associated Press.

>Stakes declined to say what he thinks went wrong. Hughes had at least one successful launch, in which he was strapped to a rocket bearing the words "FLAT EARTH."

>"It's a daredevil thing," Stakes said in a short phone interview with The Post on Sunday, describing the danger and Hughes's experience building seven rockets. "He was one of the smartest guys I've ever met."
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Assange hearing

y now? and your oppinion about assange?
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Why now?
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Man Makes Dynamic Entrance to Local McDonalds via Driving Jeep off Sixth-Floor Parking Garage
A man was recovering in the hospital from injuries he suffered after driving his Jeep off the top of a six-level parking garage in Santa Monica early Sunday, authorities said.

The man drove off the top level of the public parking structure on 2nd Street near Colorado Avenue shortly after midnight, the Santa Monica Police Department said in a news release. Officers arrived to find his vehicle up against a McDonald’s restaurant across the street.

Two passengers inside the Jeep were able to jump out before it went off the roof, the Santa Monica Fire Department said.

The driver, a 20-year-old man from Twentynine Palms, was conscious and speaking with officers when they arrived, police said. Firefighters extricated him from the wreckage and took him to a local trauma center, where he was listed in critical condition, the Fire Department said.

Police are still investigating what caused the crash. Because the man was receiving medical treatment, investigators weren’t yet able to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role, police said.

The top of the parking garage and the McDonald’s both sustained significant damage, the Fire Department said. A representative from Santa Monica Building & Safety was called to the scene to assess the garage’s structural integrity.
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"Too many white people" at UVA multicultural center
Virginia student threatened after criticizing 'too many white people' at multicultural center
A student at the University of Virginia has faced threats after a now-viral video appeared to show her telling fellow students that there were “too many” white people in a multicultural space on campus.

University of Virginia President Jim Ryan wrote in The Cavalier Daily, the university’s student newspaper, that the student in the video has faced “vitriol” and “physical threats” since appearing in the video, in addition to “racist comments toward the student involved and students of color generally.”

In the video, she is seen standing in the school’s newly expanded Multicultural Student Center on campus, according to The Cavalier Daily.

“If y’all didn’t know, this is the MSC, and frankly there’s just too many white people in here, and this is a space for people of color. So just be really cognizant of the space that you’re taking up because it does make some of us POC uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here. It’s only been open for four days, and frankly, there’s the whole university for a lot of y’all to be at, and there’s very few spaces for us, so keep that in mind. Thank you,” the student says in the video posted by the conservative organization Young America’s Foundation last week.
>Leftists at the University of Virginia are dictating who is and who isn’t allowed in the new Multicultural Student Center.
>“Frankly there is just too many white people in here, and this is a space for people of color.”
>This kind of racist intolerance is NOT multicultural.
Student are heard applauding the student at the end of the clip.
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Trump adviser Stone sentenced to 3-1/3 years in prison for lying in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced President Donald Trump’s long-time adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison and said his lies to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election amounted to a threat to American democracy.

In a stern lecture during an hours-long sentencing hearing for the veteran Republican operative, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson also delivered an implicit rebuke to Trump, who has attacked her along with the jury and prosecutors in the high-profile case.

“There was nothing unfair, phony or disgraceful about the investigation or the prosecution,” Jackson said, citing words that the Republican president has used.

Stone’s lawyer had asked that he get no prison time. The 67-year-old Stone, who has been a friend and adviser to Trump for decades, was convicted on Nov. 15 on all seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice and witness tampering.

“He was not prosecuted - as some have complained - for standing up for the president. He was prosecuted for covering up for the president,” Jackson said.

“The truth still exists. The truth still matters,” Jackson said. “Roger Stone’s insistence that it doesn’t, his belligerence, his pride in his own lies are a threat to our fundamental institutions - to the very foundation of our democracy.”

The judge also said Stone “knew exactly what he was doing” when he posted an image on social media last year that positioned a gun’s cross-hairs over her head.

“The defendant engaged in threatening and intimidating conduct toward the court,” Jackson said.
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Quaden Bayles
Is he legit or just an actor?
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Erik Prince Being Investigated By the DOJ

LAST MAY, SHORTLY after Congress accused Erik Prince of lying under oath and referred criminal charges to the Justice Department, an associate approached the Blackwater founder to offer help and commiserate about Prince’s potential legal jeopardy.

Prince, who once moved to the United Arab Emirates to avoid being caught up in a federal prosecution, immediately dismissed the associate’s concerns. He was untouchable, he bragged, and would face no legal troubles.

“Not under this guy,” Prince said referring to President Donald Trump, according to a person with direct knowledge of the exchange.

That assumption is about to be tested.

Prince, an heir to a billion-dollar fortune who is widely viewed as a shadow adviser to the president, is under federal investigation for his 2015 attempt to modify two American-made crop-dusting planes into attack aircraft — a violation of arms trafficking regulations — two people familiar with the investigation told The Intercept. The planes became part of private military services Prince proposed to sell or use in mercenary operations in Africa and Azerbaijan, as The Intercept has previously reported.
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Germany shooting: 'It was a shock but not a surprise'
Pic unrelated.

>Germany is in shock after nine people were shot dead in the town of Hanau on Wednesday evening.

>The attack, which targeted two shisha bars, is being treated by investigators as an act of far-right terrorism.

>A number of the victims are reported to be of Kurdish descent.

>The BBC's Outside Source Radio spoke to three German Kurds with links to the area about the attack in Hanau and how Germany deals with racism.

>Everyone is just in shock.

>You see really, really young boys and you know they're the friends of two of the men who were killed: they're outside the door in shock and some of them are crying.

>We often gather at our Kurdish community centres because we're mourning for somebody, because every day people are dying in every part of Kurdistan.

>Every day we have to hear really bad news and we gather and try to help each other, but to have a situation like this where something happened right around the corner - this is just really, really hard for everyone to fathom.
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The US Is World Leader In Bio-Weapons
Coronavirus: Surge in UNTRACEABLE clusters as killer bug spreads across the world at uncontrollable pace, experts warn

As of 1999, the U.S. government had deployed its Chemical and Biological Weapons (CBW) arsenal against the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, China, North Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Cuba, Haitian boat people, and our neighbor Canada according to this article at Counter Punch. Of course, U.S. citizens have been used as guinea pigs many times as well, and exposed to toxic germ agents and deadly chemicals by government. Keep in mind that this is a short list, as the U.S. is well known for also using proxies to spread its toxic chemicals and germ agents, such as happened in Iraq and Syria. Since 1999 there have been continued incidences of several different viruses, most of which are presumed to be manmade, including the current Coronavirus that is affecting China today.

I will say that it is not just the U.S. that is developing and producing bio-warfare agents and viruses, but many developed countries around the globe do so as well. But the United States, as is the case in every area of war and killing, is by far the world leader in its inhuman desire to be able to kill entire populations through biological and chemical warfare means. Because these agents are extremely dangerous and uncontrollable, and can spread wildly, the risk to not only isolated populations, but also the entire world is evident. Consider that a deadly virus created by the U.S. and used against another country was found out and verified, and in retaliation, that country or others decided to strike back with other toxic agents against America. Where would this end, and over time, how many billions could be affected in such a scenario?
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Another /pol/ack goes psycho

Germany is in shock after nine people were shot dead in the town of Hanau on Wednesday evening.
The attack, which targeted two shisha bars, is being treated by investigators as an act of far-right terrorism.
A number of the victims are reported to be of Kurdish descent.
The BBC's Outside Source Radio spoke to three German Kurds with links to the area about the attack in Hanau and how Germany deals with racism.

In other news republicans fear another campaign table may be knocked over.
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Buttigieg: If Trump refuses to leave White House, he can 'do chores'

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if President Trump refuses to leave the White House after losing his reelection bid in November, he could stay and “do chores.”

At a town hall in Reno, Nev., a voter asked the former South Bend, Ind., mayor what he would do if he were president-elect and Trump called the vote a “hoax,” refusing to concede.

Buttigieg, who was recently presented the same question by Bill Maher, said he told the comedian, “it’s going to be pretty awkward when Chasten and I are moving in our furniture.”

“I mean if he won’t leave, I guess if he’s willing to do chores, I guess we could work something out,” he said.

The former mayor then encouraged voters to mobilize, saying he wants an election win by a large enough margin so allegations of cheating are not possible.

“I think we want to set a goal of winning big enough that this election is way beyond cheating distance and that Trumpism goes into the history books, too,” Buttigieg said.

“It’s gotta be a win so big that Senate Republicans are reunited with their consciousness, and only a political shockwave can do that, and that’s part of our focus,” he added.

The formermayor has had positive outcomes in the first two states of the primary season, winning Iowa with the most number of delegates and coming in second in New Hampshire to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

The Nevada caucuses take place Saturday.
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the end is near!!
NASA officials 'baffled' after space cameras catch UFO following ISS for over 20 minutes

Astonishing footage of a UFO hovering above Earth has been caught by NASA cameras. The incredible video, captured on the US space agency's live camera sees the cone-shaped object keep pace with the International Space Station (ISS) above it. In a bizarre twist, the NASA camera zooms in on the object, appearing to show the US space agency acknowledges the UFO.
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Judge In Assange Extradition Received Bribes from USA
The senior judge overseeing the extradition proceedings of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange received financial benefits from two partner organisations of the British Foreign Office before her appointment, it can be revealed.

It can further be revealed that Lady Emma Arbuthnot was appointed Chief Magistrate in Westminster on the advice of a Conservative government minister with whom she had attended a secretive meeting organised by one of these Foreign Office partner organisations two years before.

The Foreign Office has long taken a strong anti-Assange position, rejecting UN findings in his favour, refusing to recognise the political asylum given to him by Ecuador, and even labelling Assange a “miserable little worm”.

Lady Arbuthnot also benefited financially from another trip with her husband in 2014, this time to Istanbul for the British-Turkish Tatlidil, a forum established by the UK and Turkish governments for “high level” individuals involved in politics and business.

Lady Arbuthnot personally presided over Assange’s case as judge from late 2017 until mid-2019, delivering two controversial rulings. Although she is no longer personally hearing the Assange extradition proceedings, she remains responsible for supporting and guiding the junior judges in her jurisdiction. Lady Arbuthnot has refused to declare any conflicts of interest in the case.

The new revelations follow previous investigations by Declassified showing that Lady Arbuthnot received gifts and hospitality in relation to her husband from a military and cybersecurity company exposed by WikiLeaks. Declassified also revealed that the Arbuthnots’ son is linked to an anti-data leak company created by the UK intelligence establishment and staffed by officials recruited from US intelligence agencies behind that country’s prosecution of the WikiLeaks founder.
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Bernie Sanders disavows reported Russian efforts to help his campaign
>Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., disavowed alleged Russian efforts to help his campaign Friday after The Washington Post reported that U.S. officials have determined Moscow is attempting to interfere in the Democratic primary race on his behalf.
>“I don't care, frankly, who [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wants to be president,” Sanders said in a statement. “My message to Putin is clear: stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do.”
>According to the Post, officials have told the Sanders campaign that Russia is working to boost the socialist as part of an effort to meddle in the Democratic presidential primary. The story, citing people familiar with the matter, said President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed of the Russian attempts.
>“In 2016, Russia used Internet propaganda to sow division in our country, and my understanding is that they are doing it again in 2020,” Sanders said Friday. “Some of the ugly stuff on the Internet attributed to our campaign may well not be coming from real supporters.”
>Ahead of a rally Friday in California, Sanders was questioned by reporters about the news, saying he was briefed on the Russian interference attempts “about a month ago.”
>Asked why the news of the briefing is only coming out now, Sanders replied: “I’ll let you guess,” adding that it’s “one day before the Nevada caucus.”
>“Why do you think it came out? It was the Washington Post,” said Sanders, who has sharply criticized the paper’s owner, Jeff Bezos. “Good friends.”
>Meanwhile, Mike Bloomberg's campaign for president had some fun at the expense of Sanders tweeting a message in Russian, which roughly translates to "feel the burn."
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K-Pop Star IU Stole the Show in Gucci’s Front Row
K-Pop Star IU Stole the Show in Gucci’s Front Row
The South Korean singer-songwriter and actress made a splash at the brand’s fall 2020 show ...
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1,100 Former DOJ Employees Call On Barr To Resign After Intervening In Stone Case

More than 1,100 former Department of Justice officials are calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign after his department lowered the prison sentence recommendation for Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Trump, in a move that's led to accusations of political interference.

In a letter released Sunday, the former DOJ officials, who have worked across Republican and Democratic administrations, wrote that Barr's intervention in the Stone case has tarnished the department's reputation.

"Such behavior is a grave threat to the fair administration of justice," the former officials wrote. "In this nation, we are all equal before the law. A person should not be given special treatment in a criminal prosecution because they are a close political ally of the President. Governments that use the enormous power of law enforcement to punish their enemies and reward their allies are not constitutional republics; they are autocracies."

On Monday, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington had recommended a prison sentence of up to nine years for Stone's 2019 conviction on charges including making false statements to Congress and witness tampering.

On Twitter, Trump said the sentencing recommendation amounted to "a horrible and very unfair situation."
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White Trump Supremacy

White supremacist propaganda heavily targeted the Inland Empire and Southern California as a whole in 2019, according to an annual report released by the Anti-Defamation League.

In communities across the nation, the distribution of white supremacist propaganda — in the form of flyers, leaflets, stickers and banners — reached an all-time high in the United States in 2019, the ADL reported Wednesday, Feb. 12. Last year, 2,713 incidents of propaganda were reported across the country compared to 1,214 in 2018 — a 120% increase.

California had the highest number of incidents at 956, followed by Texas, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Within California, the Greater Los Angeles area had the highest concentration of propaganda-related incidents, the report showed.

The ADL H.E.A.T (Hate Extremism Anti-Semitism Terrorism) map provides a visual representation of the propaganda distribution efforts by geographic location. It shows 30 incidents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, 56 in Orange County and dozens more in Los Angeles and San Diego counties.
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Klobuchar unable to name Mexico's president in pointed interview
>reminder that women are stupid
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and billionaire Tom Steyer were unable to identify Andrés Manuel López Obrador as the president of Mexico in an interview with Telemundo ahead of the Nevada caucuses, the first primary contest in a state with a significant number of Latino voters.

“What do you know about the Mexican president?” the interviewer, Guad Venegas, asks Klobuchar in the clip.

“What I will tell you is that I will visit Mexico in the first 100 days,” Klobuchar responds.

“But do you know who he is?” Venegas presses.

“I know that he is the Mexican president,” Klobuchar responds, but she replies, “No” when asked directly if she can name him.

“Don’t you think it would be important, if you’re running for president, to know who the president of Mexico, the country to the south of the United States, is because it affects so many Americans?” Venegas asks.

Steyer, meanwhile, simply says, “I forget” when asked if he knows the president’s name.

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, on the other hand, was able to name the Mexican president, responding, "President López Obrador, I hope." He expressed surprise upon being told he was the only candidate who was able to name the president, saying, “President López Obrador is one of the most important leaders in the hemisphere.”
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>LA Times Film Critic: Trump Saying He Likes ‘Gone with the Wind’ Is a ‘Racist Dog Whistle’
Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Chang said Friday on CNN that President Donald Trump mentioning the movie “Gone With the Wind” at his rally was a “racist dog whistle.”

Chang said, “It’s kind of unfortunate, I think, that we have a president whose entire presidency is founded on xenophobia and of course his comments are not surprising coming from someone who likes to dehumanize people of other cultures and people of color. So none of that’s surprising.”

He continued, “Well, that whole thing, “Gone with the Wind” and “Sunset Boulevard,” that all smacks of a dog whistle hearkening back to an earlier era of Hollywood greatness. Look, we can love “Gone with the Wind,” and also acknowledge it’s the romantic view of the old South, which many people find problematic. That is another racist dog whistle as well.”

He added, “I think it’s real laziness on his part. He is just someone who is very lazy. I think to say that. You know, a lot of people say this, there are no movies being made in the present today that are as good as the classics that were made 50 or 60 years ago. And it’s totally fine that Trump is, you know, out of touch with popular culture. You know, he has or should have better things to do like running the country, but he really should think twice about speaking about things of which he is so woefully ignorant.”
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Bernie Sanders will be good for American economy, top economist says

Bernie Sanders’ economic policies would be good for the American economy, according to a new book by a renowned economist.

French economist Thomas Piketty said history has many examples of extreme inequality fostering healthy social democracies. His comments come days after a former Goldman Sachs chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein, said on Twitter that Sanders would “ruin our economy.”

In an interview with Bloomberg, Piketty cited Sweden as an example. At the start of the 20th century, Sweden — now held up as an egalitarian country — was entirely controlled by wealthy elites and voting rights were determined by property. Within a very short space of time, and with little economic disruption, it became the social democratic nation that we now know.

This precedent bodes well for Mr Sanders' policy goals of reforming American capitalism, Piketty suggested.

In his new book Capital and Ideology, Piketty examines the relationship between inequality and ideology, and how they shape each other.

The Sanders campaign has promised systemic change through economic policy to tackle inequality — higher taxes of the rich, a wealth tax, a minimum wage, and “workplace democracy”.

Piketty, like Mr Sanders, advocates a progressive tax on wealth. “Remember that the US is actually the country that invented progressive taxation of income and wealth in the 20th century,” he said.
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Former CIA Director John Brennan Thursday on MSNBC accused President Donald Trump of playing to a “very debased” group of people.

Discussing Trump’s comments on Roger Stone today at a prison graduation ceremony in Las Vegas, Brennan said, “He’s clearly giving every indication he wants to act like a mob boss. And he’s going to try to take care of him and his soldiers.”

He continued, “It’s outrageous he would try to make any moral equivalency between someone like Roger Stone who the judge said has trampled the law and public servants like James Comey and others who really tried their best. You can question their decisions and judgments but really were trying to carry out their duties responsibly and with integrity.”

He added, “There were people in that audience that unfortunately I did hear laughter at the things he was saying about these individuals and talking about Peter Struck and Lisa Page and others. I mean, he just plays to this very debased group of people who are listening to what he is saying in terms of just trashing good public servants and defending people like Roger Stone? I mean, give me a break.”
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Ex-Sanders Consultant Plants loaded Weapon in Prison for Convict Breakout
friedman moar liek freed man

>A former consultant for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign was arrested after he allegedly planted loaded weapons and ammunition inside a Tennessee corrections facility that was under construction in an attempt to carry out a future jailbreak, authorities said.
>“Throughout the last several weeks it was discovered that Mr. Friedmann, over many months, had developed and implemented an extremely deliberate – and in my opinion evil – plan,” Hall said during the press conference, which was broadcast by local NBC affiliate WSMV. “Understand, this plan went far beyond vandalism. Ultimately it included planting various tools, weapons, security equipment throughout this facility. All designed to assist in a massive escape plan.”
>“What disturbed me most is not that this was about an escape,” he said. “It was also about loss of life.”
>Friedmann worked with the 2016 presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as one of several consultants who educated him on criminal justice issues. It resulted in Sanders introducing a bill aimed at eliminating private prisons. Friedmann told The Atlantic in 2015 that the bill did not go far enough to achieve that goal.
>Friedmann, who was associate director of the Human Rights Defense Center and managing editor of its Prison Legal News publication, was released following that arrest after he posted $2,500 bond, and the case is still pending. HRDC director Paul Wright declined to comment on the allegations but told Fox News that Friedmann resigned from the organization following his January arrest.
>Friedmann is currently in custody following his arrest, with bond set at $2.5 million. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 26, with an April 6 date set for the previous case.
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Is there a connection between these two?
Wednesday the Washington Post ran an oped by Julia Azari.

The article was titled:To fix the primaries, let the elites decide.

With Sanders surging in the polls, Israel lobby spends big bucks to sink his chances in Nevada

Bazooka Joe Biden did say you dont have to be jewish to be a Zionist. How many supporters of Zionism is there here?
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Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes
Democrat controlled state government's artificial water shortage broken
President Trump on Wednesday signed an order in California to reengineer the state’s water plans, completing a campaign promise to funnel water from the north to a thirsty ag industry and growing population further south.

The ceremonial order comes after the Department of Interior late last year reversed its opinion on scientific findings that for a decade extended endangered species protections to various types of fish – a review that had been spurred by the order from Trump.

Trump said the changes to the “outdated scientific research and biological opinions” would now help direct “as much water as possible, which will be a magnificent amount, a massive amount of water for the use of California farmers and ranchers.”

"It would be different if you had a drought," Trump added of restrictions. "You don't have a drought. You have tremendous amounts of water."

“A major obstacle to providing water for the region's farmers has now been totally eliminated by the federal government,” Trump said Wednesday in Bakersfield, Calif., flanked by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), as well as Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who helped shepherd the changes to the state’s water policy.

Trump's order comes as the state has taken several steps to deal with the water scarcity that has lasted for decades.

An article published earlier the same day as Trump's visit to the state noted that Sacramento, the state's capital, is on track for a rain-free February, which would set a new record low for the state for the month.
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Impeached Trump’s DOJ cannot make conspiracy theories stick
Breitbart shills are absolutely seething

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will no longer pursue criminal charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing a high-profile case against the former official whose conduct during the 2016 election came under intense scrutiny.

"We write to inform you that, after careful consideration, the Government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client, Andrew G. McCabe, arising from the referral by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to our Office of conduct,” wrote two officials from the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office. "Based on the totality of the circumstances and all of the information known to the Government at this time, we consider the matter closed."
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Sanders Argues Medicare for All Is Vital for Union Workers

Responding to the powerful Nevada Culinary Workers Union's criticism of Medicare for All in new fliers—a critique that was readily seized upon by some 2020 Democrats—Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday night made the case for why achieving single-payer is so vital for union workers and everyone else in the United States.

"Many, many unions throughout this country—including some in Unite Here, and the Culinary Union is part of Unite Here—absolutely understand that we've got to move to Medicare for All," Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said in an appearance on MSNBC. "And the reason is, if you talk to union negotiators, they will tell you they spend half of their time arguing against cutbacks for the healthcare that they have."

"They're losing wage increases because the cost of healthcare is soaring," Sanders continued. "When everybody in America has comprehensive healthcare, and when we join the rest of the industrialized world by guaranteeing healthcare to all people, unions can then negotiate for higher wages, better working conditions, better pensions. So I think the future for unions is through Medicare for All."

Asked by MSNBC host Chris Hayes to respond to 2020 rival Pete Buttigieg's tweet Wednesday "piggybacking" on the Culinary Workers Union's criticism of Medicare for All, Sanders said, "My response is that I have a lot more union support than Pete Buttigieg has or I think ever will have."
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Trump Mo Powaful Than 2000 DOJ US Constitution is for Pussies
trump rules

More than 2,000 former Justice Department officials who served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations have signed a statement posted Sunday calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.
"Mr. Barr's actions in doing the President's personal bidding unfortunately speak louder than his words. Those actions, and the damage they have done to the Department of Justice's reputation for integrity and the rule of law, require Mr. Barr to resign. But because we have little expectation he will do so, it falls to the Department's career officials to take appropriate action to uphold their oaths of office and defend nonpartisan, apolitical justice," the officials wrote in a statement.
The statement's signatures, which numbered 1,100 when the post was initially published, had risen to 2,003 signatures as of Monday afternoon.
The rare statement from the officials -- mostly former career prosecutors, but also some former political appointees -- came in the wake of an extraordinary week at the Justice Department. In just one week, career prosecutors withdrew from a case after Barr overruled their sentencing recommendation, the attorney general pushed back against the President in an unusual interview and separately ordered an examination of politically charged cases involving those close to President Donald Trump.

The statement went on to say career attorneys should report any troubling actions they see to the department's Inspector General.
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Bloomberg Downplays Chinese Pollution: ‘It’s India That Is Even a Bigger Problem’
>big dem debate all over the MSM media
>nobody on /news/ even watched lol
Former New York city mayor Mike Bloomberg downplayed China’s contribution to climate change during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, arguing that the rapidly industrializing superpower has “slowed down” its pollution in recent years.

“Well you’re not going to go to war with them. You have to negotiate with them, and we’ve seen how well that works, with tariffs that are hurting us” Bloomberg said. “What we have to do is convince the Chinese that it is in their interest as well — their people are going to die, just as our people are going to die, and we’ll work together. In all fairness, the Chinese have slowed down, it’s India that is even a bigger problem.”

While China has made progress in curbing emissions in recent years, it remains the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide due to its massive population and commensurate manufacturing base.

Bloomberg has repeatedly defended the Chinese Communist Party in the past, and said in September that “Xi Jinping is not a dictator,” when asked a similar question on PBS’s Firing Line on how to limit China’s greenhouse emissions.
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A Nevada Culinary Union Member on Why She Supports Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is leading in the Nevada polls, but he faces a major obstacle: One of the most powerful actors in state politics has come out swinging against his signature proposal—Medicare for All.

The 60,000-member Culinary Workers Union announced last Thursday that it will remain neutral in the Democratic primary this year. But in the past week, the union has sent out a series of communications to members warning, both directly and indirectly, that Sanders’ plan threatens its hard-won healthcare benefits.

One flyer circulated by the union read, “Some politicians promise … ‘You will get more money for wages from the company if you give up Culinary Health Insurance.’ These politicians have never sat at our bargaining table … We will not hand over our healthcare for promises.”

Sanders’ opponents have seized on the opening to double down on arguments for preserving private health insurance—a position the union shares.

“There are 14 million union workers in America who have fought hard for strong, employer-provided health benefits,” tweeted former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “Medicare for All Who Want It protects their plans and union members' freedom to choose the coverage that's best for them.”

Billionaire Tom Steyer, meanwhile, has started airing an ad in Nevada telling voters that “unions don’t like” Sanders’ healthcare plan.

Known nationally as a standard-bearer for militant workplace organizing, the Culinary Union hasn’t just won healthcare benefits—it runs its own 24-hour healthcare center and pharmacy, exclusively for members.

But some members are disillusioned that the union is flexing its muscle against a healthcare policy they believe could deliver a windfall to unions by freeing them to focus on other issues at the bargaining table.
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Doctor's Suicide Note Has Parents Asking: Was My Child Really Vaccinated?
>Before he died, Van Koinis, an Illinois pediatrician, wrote of his regrets about immunizations. The authorities are now investigating whether he had been misleading patients.

>An Illinois pediatrician's mysterious suicide note has raised troubling questions about the immunization records of children in the Chicago-area community he served for years.

>The doctor, Van Koinis, had been missing since August when he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sept. 10 in a forest preserve in Palos Township, the authorities said.

>Investigators said they had found an "unusual" and "dark" suicide note at the scene in which Dr. Koinis expressed "horrible regrets" regarding immunizations over the past 10 years, prompting an investigation into which of his patients received vaccinations and which did not, the Cook County sheriff, Thomas J. Dart, said on Friday.

>"In the course of his note, he just made it sound like this was haunting him for a long time," Sheriff Dart said.

>A statement from the Cook County Sheriff's Office said investigators had obtained information that suggested that in some cases, Dr. Koinis "did not provide vaccinations to children at their parents' request."

>"Was he just doing this pursuant to patients' requests and then lying about the records, where these kids get into schools where you're required to have immunizations?" Sheriff Dart asked. "Or was it something where he went beyond that, where people who thought they were immunized were not getting it?"

>In their investigation, the authorities had spoken with two people who had worked for Dr. Koinis, but were unable to gain clarity on the matter. After speaking with some patients, the investigators learned that Dr. Koinis, who had been licensed to practice medicine in the state since 1991, was a proponent of homeopathic medicine, Sheriff Dart said.
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Indian students forced to remove underpants to prove they weren't menstruating
More than 60 young women at a school in India have said they were forced to strip and show their underpants to teachers in order to prove that they were not on their period.

Some 68 female students were told to undress after a used sanitary napkin was found in the garden of Sahjanand Girls Institute in the city of Bhuj.

"The principal abused and insulted us, asking which of us were having our periods. Two of us who were menstruating stepped aside," said one of the students, as quoted by the Hindustan Times.

"Despite this, we were all taken to the washroom. There, female teachers asked us to individually remove our undergarments so they could check if we were menstruating."

The college, located in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, is run by the conservative Swaminarayan Hindu sect.

"The girls were informed about the hostel rules before they took admission," college trustee Pravin Pindoria told the AFP news agency.

"I have called a meeting of the administrative committee, which will take action against the responsible persons."
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Conservatives suddenly don't care about states rights

State attorneys general have filed an unprecedented number of lawsuits against the Trump administration, as Democratic-led states exercise new levers of power to block some of President Trump's most controversial initiatives.

States have formed coalitions to file 103 multi-state suits against the administration in its first three years, according to data compiled by Paul Nolette, a political scientist at Marquette University. The vast majority of those suits, 96, have been led by Democratic attorneys general.

By contrast, states filed 78 multi-state suits in the eight years of President Obama's administration, and 76 multi-state suits during President George W. Bush's eight years in office. Democratic attorneys general sued Trump 40 times in his first year in office alone, more lawsuits than have ever been filed against an administration in a single year.

"Every time this guy breaks the law, we take him to court," said Xavier Becerra (D), California's attorney general who has led 31 suits and been party to 25 others. Joining with other states to file suit "adds strength, it certainly adds value, and it shows unity. It demonstrates that the unlawful action that the Trump administration is looking to take impacts more than just one state.
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"White nationalist" Nick Fuentes’ YouTube channel banned for hate speech
>Fuentes leads Groyper Army, group of young far-right activists who want to push mainstream conservatism towards white nationalism; vows to continue broadcasting on DLive
The You Tube channel of white nationalist Nick Fuentes has been banned for hate speech.

Fuentes leads the Groyper Army, a group of young far-right activists who want to push mainstream conservatism towards white nationalism. He has questioned the number of Jews who were killed in the Holocaust and believes that Israel has a malicious influence on US policy.

Fuentes revealed the news about his channel to his 86,600 Twitter followers on Saturday.

He announced that his YouTube show will continue next week on DLive, a live streaming website on blockchain.

In 2018, Fuentes said he avoids the term “white nationalist” for purely tactical reasons.

“The reason I wouldn’t call myself a white nationalist — it’s not because I don’t see the necessity for white people to have a homeland and for white people to have a country,” Fuentes said. “It’s because I think that kind of terminology is used almost exclusively by the left to defame and I think the terminology and the labels that we use — I don’t think that we can look at them outside of the context of their connotations in America.”
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Negro nrags

A New York City man who’s now been arrested 139 times thanked Democrats for guaranteeing his immediate release despite repeatedly swiping hundreds of dollars from unsuspecting subway commuters since the state’s new bail reform law went into effect Jan. 1.

Charles Barry, 56, has been arrested six times since the start of this year. He’s been released each time without having to post bail under New York’s new bail reform law since his alleged offenses were nonviolent, the New York Daily News reported. In the past, Barry’s served several stints in state prison and has a lengthy record, including six felonies, 87 misdemeanors and 21 missed court hearings, the newspaper reported, citing court records.

“Bail reform, it’s lit!” Barry yelled to reporters Thursday outside the NYPD Transit District 1 headquarters in the Columbus Circle station before officers transported him to Manhattan Central Booking. “It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!”
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Woman claims man kidnapped her, forced her to watch ‘Roots’ to ‘understand her racism’
Police in Cedar Rapids, Iowa arrested a man after he allegedly kidnapped a woman and forced her to watch “Roots,” a 1977 TV miniseries about slavery in the United States.

Cedar Rapids newspaper The Gazette reports Robert Lee Noye, 52, was arrested Monday.

A criminal complaint stated Noye forced the victim to watch the show, which is a nine-hour historical miniseries about slavery in the U.S. through the post-Civil War era, “so she could better understand her racism.”

The complaint also stated the suspect told the victim he would “kill her and spread her body parts across Interstate 380 on the way to Chicago” if she did not sit and watch the show.

The Gazette reports Noye is charged with first-degree harassment and false imprisonment.
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>Harvard, Yale under investigation for failing to report foreign funding
The Education Department has launched a probe into Harvard and Yale, after it claims to have discovered that U.S. universities have failed to report billions of dollars in funding from China.

The U.S. universities were described by in Education Department documents as “multi-billion dollar, multi-national enterprises using opaque foundations, foreign campuses, and other sophisticated legal structures to generate revenue," The Wall Street Journal reports.

Officials within the department suspect the pair of Ivy League schools of soliciting money from the foreign companies and governments that are openly at odds with the U.S. government.

Education Department documents obtained by the Journal state that the money that is received by the universities "apparently does not reduce or otherwise offset American students’ tuition costs."

U.S. officials have said that China has used a variety of methods to go after American academic institutions. Last month, Harvard's Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department chairman was arrested and charged with lying in federal court about receiving millions in funding for the department while the U.S. also gave millions of dollars in funding.

Both universities reportedly received letters from the Education Department on Feb. 11, in which they were asked to turn over any and all documentation pertaining to gifts and donations received from foreign donors in countries including China, Iran, Qatar, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

If the institutions refuse to hand over the documents, the Education Department can send its request to the Justice Department to pursue either civil or criminal action.

Harvard confirmed in an email to The Hill that the university has received the notice from the government department.

The Hill has reached out Yale for comment.
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/pol/acks murder 4 year old

Facebook groups that routinely traffic in anti-vaccination propaganda have become a resource for people seeking out a wide variety of medical information — including about the ongoing flu season.

Facebook hosts a vast network of groups that trade in false health information. On “Stop Mandatory Vaccination,” one of the largest known health misinformation groups with more than 178,000 members, people have solicited advice for how to deal with the flu. Members of the group have previously spread conspiracies that outbreaks of preventable diseases are “hoaxes” perpetrated by the government, and use the groups to mass-contact parents whose children have died and suggest without evidence that vaccines may be to blame.

One recent post came from the mother of a 4-year-old Colorado boy who died from the flu this week. In it, she consulted group members while noting that she had declined to fill a prescription written by a doctor.

The child had not been diagnosed yet, but he was running a fever and had a seizure, the mother wrote. She added that two of her four children had been diagnosed with the flu and that the doctor had prescribed the antiviral Tamiflu for everyone in the household.

“The doc prescribed tamiflu I did not pick it up,” she wrote.

Well done retards.
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>FBI raids company tied to Joe Biden brother
A business accused of using the Biden name to rake in high-dollar clients was raided by the FBI last month.

The FBI searched Ellwood City Medical Center in Pennsylvania and the home of Grant White, the CEO of Americore Holdings, as part of its investigation into the company’s recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy claims, according to RealClearInvestigations. Americore Holdings, a company that acquired and managed rural hospitals, filed for bankruptcy in December to avoid paying its creditors.

Paul Randolph, a federal trustee, has been looking to halt the bankruptcy. He argued in a Kentucky filing that White “grossly mismanaged” the company and “improperly siphoned money from the Debtors for his personal benefit.” He also claimed that Americore Holdings “has not operated the hospitals in a manner that is consistent with public safety.” White has since been removed as CEO.

James Biden, the younger brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, was not directly listed by the FBI in its investigation but has been listed as a “principal” of Americore Holdings. Both White and James Biden were included in a separate lawsuit in which the two were accused of fraud by Tennessee businessman Michael Frey.

In that lawsuit, James Biden was accused of using Joe Biden's influence to attract international clients and drive up the value of a merger between two rural hospitals. Michael Lewitt, a hedge fund manager who had been working with James Biden, was accused of using the Biden name to downplay potential legal ramifications for the merger.

“Jim [Biden] told me: Don’t worry every time someone threatens to sue you. You’re with us now. Nobody is gonna touch you,” the lawsuit said. “It was Frey’s understanding that Lewitt was implying that DMM [Diverse Medical Management] was 'protected' because of Jim Biden’s connections.”
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GOP duo moves ahead with Biden investigation
A pair of influential GOP Senate chairmen are plowing ahead with a wide-ranging probe related to the Bidens and Ukraine, sparking a new round of tensions..

With the months-long impeachment fight in the rearview mirror, Republicans are hoping to speed up their investigation, which has included document requests related to work done by former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden for Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), one of the two GOP chairmen involved in the investigation, said he hoped the end of the impeachment trial would break the “logjam” on their requests for information.

“It doesn’t surprise me that the administration basically kind of put a hold on just about everything until we got by impeachment. ... We’re in contact with the administration and with those departments, and they are telling us that they’ve got responsive documents,” Johnson said.

Johnson and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chair the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Finance committees, respectively, have sent a flurry of letters digging into potential wrongdoing stemming from the Obama administration.

Their latest, sent minutes after the impeachment trial ended, asked for specifics on the travel detail Hunter Biden used when his father was vice president. The two chairmen told the Secret Service that they were “reviewing potential conflicts of interest posed by the business activities of Hunter Biden and his associates during the Obama administration.”
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Cali pension boss Yu Ben Meng accused of illegal Chinese investments
U.S. lawmaker calls for ouster of CalPERS CIO over China ties
>wow, who'd have every suspected that Yu Ben Meng might have ties to china?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Republican lawmaker on Wednesday urged California to fire the chief investment officer of its public pension fund, the nation’s largest, citing what he called the CIO’s “long and cozy” relationship with Beijing, and assailed the fund’s investments in Chinese companies.
In a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom, U.S. Representative Jim Banks of Indiana said Yu Ben Meng, the CIO of California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), should at least be investigated.

“Governor Newsom, if it were up to me, I would fire Mr. Meng immediately,” Banks wrote in the letter.

“At the least, I think a thorough investigation of Mr. Meng’s relationship to the Chinese Communist Party and a comparison of CalPERS investments in Chinese companies before and after Mr. Meng’s 2008 hiring are both warranted,” he added.

A U.S. citizen born in China, Meng has twice worked for CalPERS, the first time starting in 2008 and the second time beginning in January 2019 when he became CIO managing $400 billion in investments, according to the CalPERS website.

In between the CalPERS stints, Meng worked for three years as deputy CIO with China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), which oversees China’s U.S. Treasury security holdings, the website says.
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Protesters block railways

Anti-pipeline protests have shut down major rail networks across Canada as indigenous rights and environmental activists act in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en people of British Columbia, who are fighting to keep a natural gas pipeline off their land.
Canadian National Railway (CN) said Thursday it would shut down its freight network east of Toronto in response to rail blockades, CNN reported. The same day, VIA Rail, which predominantly uses CN tracks to run passenger trains, said it was suspending the majority of its service. Then, on Sunday, CN announced 1,000 temporary layoffs, The Globe and Mail reported.

"It's our future that's going to be destroyed – it's really important for youth," 17-year-old Malika Gasbaoui, an Ojibwa-Métis from the Laurentians in Quebec who visited one of the blockades, told The Globe and Mail.
Gasbaoui was visiting a blockade in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario, which has cancelled train trips for more than 83,000 people since it began. The blockade was launched Feb. 6 in response to a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raid on camps set up by the Wet'suwet'en to block the construction of the $6 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline, according to CBC News. The demonstrators say they will maintain the blockade until the RCMP leave Wet'suwet'en territory.

Another blockade in the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory outside Montreal has shuttered a commuter rail into the city, The Globe and Mail reported. Anti-pipeline activists also held weekend demonstrations in Vancouver, Vaughan, Ontario and Niagara Falls, Ontario.
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Monkey menace at Taj Mahal could spoil Presidents trip
The monkeys and other stray animals have attacked numerous domestic and foreign tourists till date inside the Taj Mahal. All the efforts made by the local CISF unit and ASI staff, to control the monkeys, have gone in vain.

Agra will be under a security lockdown when United States President Donald Trump arrives in the city. Nobody will be allowed to venture out of their homes on the route that Donald Trump would take from the Agra airport to the Taj Mahal. Even mobile communication is being expected to be interrupted along the route during Donald Trump's stay in Agra. However, this security lockdown does not apply to the hundreds of monkeys living in and around the Taj Mahal.

The monkeys and other stray animals have attacked numerous domestic and foreign tourists till date inside the Taj Mahal. All the efforts made by the local CISF unit and ASI staff, to control the monkeys, have gone in vain.
Recently, a Danish tourist was mauled by a cow near the Taj Mahal. He was seriously injured.

Currently, the CISF personnel have been armed with hand-held catapults to scare off the monkeys from the premises, but in the presence of the US president, his innermost security cordon will be managed by the United States Secret Service.

When talked to the Agra Municipal Corporation officials, they expressed the complete ignorance of the measures being taken to control the monkeys from entering the Taj Mahal premises. They also claimed that measures are being taken in this connection.

Talking to, a CISF Jawan posted at the Taj Mahal showed the catapult they have been using to scare off the monkeys and said, "While this catapult is effective against single or a couple of monkeys when it comes to whole troops of monkeys, the catapult is completely ineffective."
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Florida men held up a Clearwater CVS. A trail of pill bottles led cops to their door, police say
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The three men who held up a CVS Pharmacy on New Year’s Day planned their moves meticulously.

The robbers hit at 5 a.m. They wore blue surgical gloves so they wouldn’t leave prints. They waved guns at employees and bound several of them with zip ties. Detectives would later review store surveillance video that showed one of the suspects casing the place the day before.

And they made off with a boatload of drugs in white garbage bags — more than 10,000 pills that contained the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. It had an estimated street value of about $320,000.

But as detectives investigated the area around the store, located at 30387 U.S. 19 N, they started noticing pill bottles, according to an arrest warrant. The robbers, it appeared, had emptied the bottles as they made their getaway, then tossed them out the window of their car.

Detectives started following the pill bottles like bread crumbs, eventually leading to a house at 1045 West Ave. There, they found the same White Chrysler 200 that had been recorded on surveillance camera fleeing the scene. White cotton and a pill bottle cap lay on the ground nearby.

The deputies detained the two men inside the Chrysler: Christopher Rachell Jr. and David Dobbins, both 19. They matched the descriptions of two of the robbers seen inside the store, detectives said.
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Locusts swarm into South Sudan as plague spreads
free food

Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti are battling the worst locust outbreak in decades, and swarms have also spread into Tanzania, Uganda and now South Sudan.

Desert locusts can travel up to 150 km (95 miles) in a day and eat their own body weight in greenery, meaning a swarm just one kilometer square can eat as much food as 35,000 people in a day, the United Nations says.

The invasion is worsening food shortages in a region where up to 25 million people are suffering from three consecutive years of droughts and floods.
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Greta Thunberg to get BBC reality show
Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will emphasize the “reality” of climate change on her own BBC docu-series.

BBC Studios said the series will document the 17-year-old Swede’s “international crusade” on the environment and follow her as she visits the “most extraordinary places on earth” and meets with “leading scientists … political leaders and business heavyweights.”

It will also be a coming-of-age story.

“The films will also chart her own journey into adulthood as she continues to be confronted by the real world consequences of inaction, and will share some of the quiet moments as she writes the impactful speeches that are now broadcast and analyzed around the world, as she lives a teenage life like no other,” BBC Studios said in a statement.

The project was announced Monday at the BBC Showcase trade show.

There were no details about the number of episodes or when the series would begin airing.

Thunberg has spoken about the environment at the United Nations General Assembly last September, at the World Economic Forum last month in Davos, Switzerland, and at the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid in December.

She appeared in a clip at Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony touting the power of documentary films.

“To be able to do this with Greta is an extraordinary privilege, getting an inside view on what it’s like being a global icon and one of the most famous faces on the planet.” Rob Liddell, who will be the executive producer of the series, said in a statement.
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Teenagers in wales torture a lamb
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Two teenage guys in North Wales thought it would be good to throw a lamb to one another like a fucking ball whilst 7 girls stood by laughing at it happen, the lamb was badly injured and has been left blind, the teenagers fled the scene and the North Wales Police are looking for any leads to these psychopaths, I have heard that 4chan has a soft spot for innocent creatures, so I hope that someone here can help.
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Data of All 6.5 Million Israeli Voters Is Leaked

The website for an election app promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his party had a simple flaw that exposed full names, addresses, identity card numbers and more.

Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority said it was looking into what it called a “grave” security lapse by the maker of an app promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party that led to the exposure of personal data of all 6.5 million eligible voters in Israel, including full names and identity card numbers.

The flawed website for the app, called Elector, failed to secure personal details in the voter registry, which also included the address and gender of each voter, even those who did not use it, and in some cases phone numbers as well, the Haaretz newspaper first reported on Sunday, raising concerns about identity theft and foreign interference.

The maker of Elector did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment, but in a statement issued to the Israeli news media, it sought to play down the potential consequences, describing the leak as a “one-off incident that was immediately dealt with” and saying it had since bolstered the site’s security.

The data required essentially no hacking skills to access, and it was unknown how many people had downloaded the registry.
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Taylor Swift’s dad finds Florida Man in $4 million St. Petersburg penthouse
ST. PETERSBURG — Pop superstar Taylor Swift’s dad paid $4 million for a penthouse in one of the Vinoy Place towers loaded with security measures, but a career criminal recently waltzed through the entrance to climb 13 flights to burglarize the condominium.

That’s what St. Petersburg police say Terrence Hoover, 30, of St. Augustine, did on Jan. 17.

Through property records and other databases, the Tampa Bay Times determined Scott Swift owns the penthouse. He did not respond to messages left at phone numbers listed for him or respond to an email.

Swift found Hoover in the penthouse when he returned home at about 10 p.m. the night of the burglary, according to Pinellas County court records. The residence can only be accessed through an emergency stairwell or an elevator that requires a key card, court records show.

Hoover’s arrest history goes back years, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement records. Some prior arrests include domestic violence by strangulation, aggravated battery, burglary, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping and false imprisonment, records show.

On the day of the burglary, Hoover got past the “fully gated and guarded entrance” and then ran through the parking garage to the emergency stairwell, according to an arrest affidavit. The stairwell remains locked at all times unless someone doesn’t fully close the door, the report said. A security camera recorded Hoover walk up the stairs and exit the stairwell into the penthouse just before 10 p.m., the report states.
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Icelandic Penis Museum Growing, Moving To New Location
The Icelandic Phallological Museum, better known as the Penis Museum, will move from its current location on Laugavegur 116 to Hafnartorg, MBL reports.

An alert reporter noticed that the property at Laugavegur 116 was being put up for sale. Concerned that this may mean the closure of the penis museum, he called the curator, Hjörtur Gísli Sigurðsson.

Hjörtur provided assurances that not only was the museum going to live on; it is also moving to a new location.

At some point next month, the Icelandic Phallological Museum will be located in the basement of the H&M currently at Hafnartorg, and will be “almost three times bigger” in terms of square meterage, Hjörtur explained. He added that there will be new additions to the museum, including a café.

The penis museum has been a source of curiosity and fascination for many visitors to Iceland, and this will likely continued to be the case even after being out of immediate public view.
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Homeland Security Considered How To Punish States That Deny Access To Driver Records, A Memo Says
A memo obtained by BuzzFeed News outlines options to put leverage on states that, like New York, deny federal immigration officials access to state driver records.

The Trump administration drafted a slew of plans to consider not only circumventing state laws limiting the Department of Homeland Security’s access to driver records, but to retaliate against states that are refusing to provide the information they seek, according to government documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.

According to a DHS memo, the administration considered using “friendly” states to discreetly collect information for federal immigration authorities that would otherwise be inaccessible by law. The plans also include retaliation measures against states that limit access to records, such as closing down DHS offices there, refusing to accept their state identification, cutting TSA PreCheck services, and potentially subpoenaing for drivers’ licenses provided to undocumented immigrants.

The signed memo — written by James McCament, an influential agency figure and acting head of the DHS policy office, on Jan. 27 to acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf — offers a view into the agency’s secretive considerations to obtain the information it wants and, in particular, to punish New York for recently cutting off DHS access to driver records. New York also granted the ability for those without lawful immigration status to obtain a drivers license.
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‘A complete disaster’: Fears grow over potential Nevada caucus malfunction
Anxiety is rising over the possibility of another tech-induced meltdown at the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday.

In interviews, three caucus volunteers described serious concerns about rushed preparations for the Feb. 22 election, including insufficient training for a newly-adopted electronic vote-tally system and confusing instructions on how to administer the caucuses. There are also unanswered questions about the security of Internet connections at some 2,000 precinct sites that will transmit results to a central “war room” set up by the Nevada Democratic Party.

Some volunteers who will help run caucuses at precinct locations said they have not been trained on iPads that the party purchased to enter and transmit vote counts. Party officials scrambled to streamline their vote reporting system — settling on Google forms accessible through a saved link on the iPads — after scrapping a pair of apps they’d been planning to use until a similar app caused the fiasco in Iowa two weeks ago.

The volunteers also said the party has not provided sufficient training on how to use the Google form that will compile vote totals, a complicated process in a caucus.

The concerns, which were described on condition of anonymity because the volunteers are not authorized to speak to reporters, come at a perilous moment for the Democratic Party. As the third state on the primary calendar and the first with a significant minority population, Nevada holds huge importance in the nomination contest. The debacle in Iowa cost one state party chairman his job and threatened the standing of the national party chairman, while casting doubts about whether the results from party-run caucuses can be trusted.

Nevada Democratic officials insist they have everything under control. But a repeat of Iowa — or any kind of breakdown — would be disastrous.
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Stacey Abrams on being VP pick: 'Of course I want it'
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, who has said she plans to be president within the next two decades, said Monday that "of course" she would be honored to be the vice presidential pick of whoever secures the 2020 nomination.

“The first time I was on here I got the question about running as VP during the primary, and I apparently famously said, ‘no, because you don't run for second in a primary,’” Abrams said on ABC’s “The View."

“However, because that conversation started, I’m now getting the question a lot from folks and the answer is of course, I would be honored to run as vice president with the nominee.”

Abrams, a former minority leader in the Georgia state House who launched a failed bid for governor in 2018, added that, as a black woman, she’s in an “unusual position” of being considered the possible next vice president.

“It would be doing a disservice to every woman of color, every woman of ambition, every child who wants to think beyond their own space for me to say no, or pretend no, I don't want it,” Abrams said. “Of course I want it. Of course I want to serve America, of course I want to be a patriot.”
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Sanders Campaign Manager Slams MSNBC, Says Fox News Is ‘More Fair’
Bernie Sanders’s campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, has accused MSNBC of employing “double standard” in its coverage of the Vermont senator, claiming in an interview published Tuesday that Fox News is “more fair” in critiquing Sanders’s progressive platform.

“That’s saying something,” Shakir told Vanity Fair. “Fox is often yelling about Bernie Sanders’s socialism, but they’re still giving our campaign the opportunity to make our case in a fair manner, unlike MSNBC, which has credibility with the left and is constantly undermining the Bernie Sanders campaign.”
He added that MSNBC regularly criticizes Sanders’s base with “disdain.”
“It’s a condescending attitude: ‘Oh, they must not be that intelligent. They’re being deluded. They’re being conned. They’re all crazy Twitter bots,’” Shakir said. “My view is that there’s a bit of detachment from MSNBC and the people who this campaign gets support from. It feels like they’re covering progressives from an elitist perspective.”

Following the Iowa caucuses earlier this month, MSNBC contributor James Carville warned that Sanders, if nominated, would fare no better than the U.K.’s Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn, who was crushed in a December election by Boris Johnson.

“We’re talking about people voting from jail cells, we’re talking about not having a border. . . . I don’t want the Democratic Party in the United States to be the Labour Party of the United Kingdom. And I think there’s some danger of that happening,” the former Bill Clinton strategist said. He later argued to Vox that Sanders has “never been a Democrat,” and is instead “an ideologue.”
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>China is trying to use the federal court system to force Trump to give them free intelligence info
Amazon Web Services is seeking to depose President Trump and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper in a high-stakes protest over the Pentagon’s handling of a $10 billion cloud computing contract, court records show.
The motion filed Monday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims significantly raises the stakes in a bitter procurement dispute over a long-awaited defense contract to create the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, known as JEDI. The contract would create a powerful, centralized computing system for use by the military and operated by a single commercial technology company.
The contract was awarded to Microsoft in late October after Esper announced he would “reexamine” the Pentagon’s approach to JEDI. Just before Esper’s review, the president said in televised remarks that he had received “tremendous complaints” from Amazon’s competitors, citing Microsoft, Oracle and IBM.
Amazon alleges the surprise award to Microsoft was tainted by “repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks” from Trump.
“President Trump has repeatedly demonstrated his willingness to use his position as President and Commander in Chief to interfere with government functions — including federal procurements — to advance his personal agenda,” Amazon Web Services spokesman Drew Herdener said in a statement Monday.
“The preservation of public confidence in the nation’s procurement process requires discovery and supplementation of the administrative record, particularly in light of President Trump’s order to ‘screw Amazon.’ The question is whether the President of the United States should be allowed to use the budget of the DoD to pursue his own personal and political ends.”
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Trump makes empty slams on Obama economy

>Washington (CNN) His reelection bid accelerating, President Donald Trump has again seized credit for an economic turnaround, claimed record job creation and accused his predecessor of a "con job" on the subject.

>His claims make sense as a matter of bombastic Trumpian politics. All presidential incumbents surf positive economic developments on their watch in asking voters for another term. But as a matter of economics, the President's words ring as empty as his musings on North Korean denuclearization or his still non-existent proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act. Each of Trump's core economic claims lacks merit.

>This latest contretemps got underway after former President Barack Obama sent a tweet commemorating the 11th anniversary of the Recovery Act he signed in the depths of the Great Recession he had inherited. Obama linked that $787-billion stimulus measure with the decade of economic growth, and record-long streak of job creation, that followed.

>Those are unremarkable statements of fact. National Bureau of Economic Research analysis shows that the recession, which began in December 2007 under President George W. Bush, ended five months after the Recovery Act took effect in Obama's first year.

>The following year, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows, American businesses definitively stopped shedding jobs. The overall economy and private sector payrolls have grown non-stop ever since.
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Chuck Todd laments 'Bernie's Digital Brownshirt Arrny' on air, faces backlash from jewish groups

The hashtag #FireChuckTodd was trending on Twitter overnight as the MSNBC anchor faced a social media backlash for quoting a column that described Bernie Sanders supporters as a "digital brownshirt brigade."

During a Monday segment on the New Hampshire primary taking place today, Todd complained about being on the "receiving end of the Bernie online brigade" before quoting an article by Jonathan Last in The Bulwark that likened supporters of the Jewish candidate to Nazi paramilitaries.

His decision to quote the conservative outlet outraged supporters of the Vermont senator, who took up the #FireChuckTodd hashtag and described the segment as "indefensible."

Hosting a panel discussion on MSNBC yesterday, Todd said: "I want to bring up something that Jonathan Last put in the Bulwark today, and it was about how—and Ruth we've all been on the receiving end of the Bernie online brigade."
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Boris Johnson adviser quits over race and eugenics controversy

A controversial new adviser to Boris Johnson resigned on Monday night after MPs and experts accused No 10 of condoning his controversial claims that intelligence is linked to race.

Andrew Sabisky, who was brought into Downing Street by Johnson’s senior aide Dominic Cummings as part of his appeal for “misfits and weirdos”, became the subject of intense media scrutiny after details emerged of his views on subjects ranging from black people’s IQs to whether benefits claimants should be encouraged to have fewer children.

But amid mounting criticism within the Conservative party after No 10 stood by the appointment, Sabisky said that he would be stepping down as a “contractor” to No 10.
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Lion Ted Little marco & Demented Donald

The Texas senator played a unique role in the impeachment trial.
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GOP Gold Rush to Homosapiensexual Trump Fear Monga

(CNN)This week lawmakers in Iowa are debating whether a teacher can say "Pete Buttigieg is gay" in the classroom without first notifying parents.

I wish I were kidding but I am not.
The bill, which was introduced by 13 Republicans and advanced to the full House Education Committee on Monday, would require that lessons touching on the topic of sexual orientation or gender identity first be approved by parents, who would then have the option of sending a note to the principal excusing their children from class.

Rep. Sandy Salmon, R-Janesville, one of the bill's sponsors, reportedly was not clear whether mentioning in, say, a government class that Buttigieg has a husband would require permission (it "might," she said).
It's the kind of story that supports the uncomfortable truth Rush Limbaugh spoke of during a homophobic rant he delivered on his radio show Wednesday, a week after Melania Trump hung a Presidential Medal of Freedom around his neck. Limbaugh mused about the discomfort some voters would experience watching Buttigieg kiss his husband on the debate stage, especially if he's standing next to, as he put it, "Mr. Man, Donald Trump."
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Kazakh Muslims are fighting Chinese Hui Muslims in violent clashes
Dungan means Hui in Kazakh

At least 10 people have died and dozens have been injured in reported ethnic clashes in Kazakhstan.

About 30 houses and 15 commercial properties were destroyed during the clash in Masanchi village on Friday.

Ethnic Kazakhs clashed with members of the Dungans, a Muslim group of Chinese origin, reports say.

Many refugees are crossing the Kazakhstan border into neighbouring Kyrgyzstan after clashes between two ethnic groups, reports say.

At least 10 people have died and 39 people were hospitalised following rioting in the Jambyl region on Friday.

It is not yet known what sparked the violence, which pitted Kazakhs against Dungans, a Muslim group of Chinese origin.
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Israeli man Busted In MASSIVE Multimillion-Dollar Nationwide Prostitution Enterprise
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An Israeli man was arrested by federal authorities for allegedly running a sprawling, high-end prostitution ring that operated in Manhattan, authorities said Tuesday.

The suspects, Tracy Reynolds and Izhak Cohen, allegedly laundered more than $10 million through thousands of bank accounts and financial institutions in the US and overseas, according to federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York.
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In Kiev, representatives of the International Criminal Court were received at the Soros Foundation. They will be engaged in Crimea and Donbass

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will arrive in Kiev on a visit. As part of the preparation of the trip, representatives of his Office had already arrived in Ukraine to study the situation in the east of the country and in Crimea.

This was reported in the International Renaissance Foundation (Ukrainian branch of the Soros Foundation).

To study the situation, the staff of the ICC Prosecutor’s Office held a meeting with public organizations that document massive human rights violations in the context of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and the Crimea. Such violations include extrajudicial executions, torture, abduction, forced conscription of the aggressor into the army, forced displacement of the population from the occupied territory, destruction of cultural heritage.

The Renaissance Foundation expects the visit of the ICC prosecutor to mark the beginning of a full-fledged investigation into the events in Ukraine.

Note that the Soros Foundation’s large role in the affairs of the prosecution authorities has been repeatedly noted earlier.

So, the well-known lawyer Andrei Portnov stated that the Soros Foundation paid for the activities of a group of prosecutors for Maidan affairs.
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Ukraine innert minister demands law to start repressions against the population
Before the elections in Donbass, the Verkhovna Rada should pass a law on collaborators, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is sure.

Before the process of transferring the uncontrolled territories of Donbass to the control of the Ukrainian authorities and the holding of local elections, the Verkhovna Rada must adopt a law on collaborators. This was aired by ICTV on Monday, February 17, said Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

“Before the elections take place, before we take control of the territory, we must resolve several fundamental issues, including, I am sure that it is necessary to adopt a law on collaborators. Someone calls it the law on amnesty, but I call it law on collaborators, "said the Minister of the Interior.

According to Avakov, doctors, teachers and lower ranks of government bodies cannot be held accountable.

"If you are a rural doctor and work in the vertical of the" Ministry of Health of the DPR ", which we do not recognize, then you are not subjected to repression because you perform a socially important function and you have no alternative. The same is for teachers or small clerks," explained Minister

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs also noted the importance of informing the population of Donbass that citizens are not threatened with persecution if they did not infringe on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, did not participate in the overthrow of the constitutional order or repressive measures.

accord the Minsk 2 it must be done a general grant an official pardon for everyone, who took part in the conflict. so why is he talking about this shit?
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Hunter Biden Was Lobbyist For Ukraine Aid During Obama Years
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Hunter Biden Was On Board Of Trade Coalition Lobbying Obama Admin On Ukraine Aid
Hunter Biden served on the board of a trade group that lobbied for increased spending on international aid, including for Ukraine.
Biden’s association with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and its close affiliate, the Center for U.S. Global Leadership, has gone unexplored in the coverage of his business dealings.
While affiliated with the groups, Biden joined the board of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings.
Hunter Biden was on the board of a trade coalition that lobbied the Obama administration in 2014 on foreign assistance to Ukraine, and appears to have set up a State Department meeting for the group’s president.
Biden’s links to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) and its affiliate, the Center for U.S. Global Leadership, have gone largely unreported in the coverage of his various business dealings, which have caused a headache for his father as he runs for president.

The Bidens have been dogged by allegations that the younger Biden profited off of his last name. Similar allegations have followed organizations like Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings, which brought Hunter Biden on as a director in April 2014, despite his having no experience in the energy industry.

USGLC, which lobbies and advocates for increased spending in the State Department’s International Affairs Budget, added a series of Ukraine-related bills to its lobbying portfolio at around the same time, lobbying disclosures show.

Biden’s private equity firm, Rosemont Seneca, was by far the smallest company of any of the directors on USGLC or the Center for U.S. Global Leadership.
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Macy's to close 125 stores and cut 2,000 corporate jobs


Struggling department store chain Macy’s is planning to close 125 of its weakest stores over the next three years and cut 2,000 corporate jobs in its latest push to reinvent itself in the age of online shopping.

The store closures represent about one fifth of Macy’s current total. About 30 of those stores are already in the process of shutting down, including a Macy’s in West Dundee.

Macy's didn't specify how many jobs would be lost at the shuttered stores.

Macy’s has loyal customers and investments in updating its stronger stores are working, CEO Jeff Gennette said during a meeting with investors Wednesday. But the company has too many stores to maintain them at “brand-right standards,” he said -- even after an earlier round of 100 store closures the retailer announced in 2019.

Macy’s didn’t identify specific stores that will close, but Gennette said the company would close underperforming stores in “lower-tier” malls Gennette said he thinks will continue to decline in a market that is “over-malled and over-retailed.”
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Florida Man with no pants rants in Jensen Beach
Martin County sheriff’s officials Feb. 9 went to a mobile home park in the 3800 block of Northeast Indian River Drive after a report of verbal threats being made.

A 24-year-old man said he was at home when a man started beating on his door, calling him a “child molester” and wanting to fight. A woman pulled the man away, but he apparently returned.

Deputies reported the man, a 30-year-old Sebastian resident, smelled of booze and looked “extremely intoxicated.”

Extremely intoxicated is a state of mental impairment that many enjoy and pursue on Friday and Saturday nights with friends.

The man “would begin talking about different incidents, and would just randomly start yelling and cursing,” a report states.

The man also was accused of “walking down the street with no pants.”

Pants, also known as trousers, are an outer garment that covers the lower portion of the body, including the legs but excluding the feet. Often secured by a belt or suspenders, pants feature pockets and individual portions for each lower extremity and come in a variety of lengths.

Deputies reported the man’s “pants were too big, and he began walking with his pants around his ankles.”

He was arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge.
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Syrian army kills Turkish occupiers
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Five Turkish soldiers have been killed and five others wounded by Syrian army artillery fire in north-western Syria, Turkey's defence ministry says.
Shells reportedly struck a Turkish observation post at Taftanaz airbase in opposition-held Idlib province, where pro-government forces are mounting a major offensive.
Turkish forces retaliated by shelling Syrian army targets in the region.
A week ago, eight Turkish military personnel died in a similar attack.
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Coronavirus Florida Coronavirus Infected Patients Arrive
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Workers at Memorial Regional Hospital in Broward allegedly told at least one fire-rescue department not to bring anyone to their emergency room.

Dr. Bindu Mayi, an infectious disease specialist and professor of microbiology at Nova Southeastern University, says she had heard about the potential Hollywood case from medical colleagues.

“If there is a local case, it is something we [the public] should all be made aware of,” Mayi says. “The absence of information becomes conjecture and that’s a dicey thing.

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If there is a local case, people who are immune-suppressed may need to be more discerning about not being in large crowds or gathering where don’t know who has been exposed to what.”
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Congo African refugees are arriving in the united states in greater numbers than any other country in the world.

D.R. Congo has accounted for about 12,500 refugees, followed by Burma (Myanmar) with 4,700, then Ukraine (3,800), Eritrea (1,700) and Afghanistan (1,000).
Congo Africa is currently having a huge Ebola Virus outbreak. Many people are infected with Ebola Virus in Congo Africa several thousands have died already this month. Ebola Outbreak Map . Com keeps you up to date on Ebola Virus in America.

Refugees on Planes main goal is to transport migrants by plane to countries all over the world to help the migrants flee violence, war and even Ebola Virus.
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Sky Jew fanatic told to fuck off: England
Evangelist preacher Franklin Graham planned a seven-city UK tour. All seven venues have dropped him

A planned UK tour by US evangelist Franklin Graham is in question after every venue booked by the preacher canceled planned appearances, following an outcry over his homophobic and Islamophobic comments.

Graham -- the son of preacher Billy Graham -- has called Islam "evil," attacked laws increasing rights for transgender people, and told his followers that the legalization of same-sex marriage was orchestrated by Satan.

Now, every venue booked by Graham as part of a lengthy summer tour of the UK has told him not to come.
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A California newspaper says it has received threats over its request for public records on concealed weapons permits, after a sheriff’s letters and a Facebook post notified all of the gun owners in his county.
Some Facebook commenters imagined plans to get gun owners harassed and fired. Others saw plain nosiness or a “small step towards gun confiscation.” They didn’t think their concealed weapon permits should be public record — and they were deeply suspicious of the San Francisco Chronicle, which was trying to obtain them.
Sutter County Sheriff Brandon Barnes acknowledged that he was legally obligated to give the Chronicle names, dates and more for the county’s thousands of permits — data an editor told the Sacramento Bee the paper wanted to aggregate and comb for trends or signs of the system being abused. But a new battle began when the sheriff notified gun owners about where their data was headed.
“As always, I am committed to protecting the rights of our citizens, and those rights afforded to us by our Second Amendment,” Barnes wrote in a letter he posted on Facebook last month. He says he mailed the note to every permit holder in his area.
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Rose McGowan: Natalie Portman’s Oscars dress protest ‘deeply offensive’
>McGowan posts Facebook attack on Portman, who wore a gown embroidered with names of female directors snubbed at awards

>Activist and actor Rose McGowan has labelled Natalie Portman a “fraud” for wearing a dress to the Oscars embroidered with the names of female film-makers including Greta Gerwig and Lulu Wang who were passed over for best director nominations.

>In a post on Facebook, McGowan said Portman had made “the kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media” but was “more like an actress acting the part of someone who cares. As so many of them do.”

>McGowan added: “I find Portman’s type of activism deeply offensive to those of us who actually do the work.”

>McGowan accused Portman of failing to support female film-makers either by working with them or hiring them through her production company. She said Portman had only been directed twice by women (including her self-directed film A Tale of Love and Darkness). In fact, Portman has worked with Mira Nair on the short film compilation New York, I Love You, as well as on the Rebecca Zlotowski-directed Planetarium.

Christ, who pissed in her coffee?
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Enjoy the Maze
Is Dominic's bowl still holding the fish?

Can you see your maze and all its levels?

Do you see its about the experience of self by the one in whose laws you are tested?

Omni wrapped and tempted in human form?

Try this for size...what a 'Kalamaty' using a feather to try and break a heavenly enveloped nut...
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President Trump, CrowdStrike & "the server"
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>The consensus view of the CIA, NSA, FBI and a Senate investigation is that Russians interfered in the 2016 election. But those findings don't line up with the ever-evolving story President Trump has been telling about Ukraine. Scott Pelley reports.

>Even after the acquittal of the president, his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is pursuing allegations of corruption in Ukraine. This past week, Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department would "carefully scrutinize" what Giuliani finds. Last July, President Trump made the phone call to Ukraine that led to impeachment. He asked the president of Ukraine to investigate a mysterious Democratic National Committee computer server that Mr. Trump said was hidden in Ukraine. We have found that odd request is a story that has grown over the years and was influenced by Moscow. You may have wondered how the president was impeached over Ukraine of all places. The answer is in the story of the mystery server, a reminder that the U.S. and Russia have been on opposite sides of a war in Ukraine since Russia's invasion in 2014.
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Children and The Gays are a Sociological Battleground
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Catholic school's alleged sacking of gay teachers sparks protests

>Students and parents were planning protests after a Catholic school outside of Seattle allegedly forced out two teachers for being gay. Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington, claims that both English teacher Paul Danforth and soccer coach Michelle Beattie "voluntarily resigned" shortly after they got engaged to same-sex partners.

>Students at the private school are now planning both a sit-in and a walkout. For students like 17-year-old senior Griffin Terry, a member of the LGBTQ community, the teachers' departures are personal.

>"It just doesn't make me feel like I can walk back in that school and then receive my diploma from them," Terry said. "It makes me feel really dirty."

>Mark Miloscia, the executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, argued that the school is exercising its religious freedom.

>"Especially what we believe is a constitutional right to hire the teachers and employees to go teach their children the beliefs and practices that are dear to their faith," he told CBS News correspondent David Begnaud.

>"Everybody is supportive of these teachers and supportive of the kids and everybody wants to make a change," said Jennifer Southwell.

I've noticed gay dudes will make children's video on Youtube they do it in uber friendly mode. Rearing of the offspring has typically been done by women however gay dudes are starting to take over. However unlike women gay dudes can also be uber passive aggressive and completely lock people out of conversations. Then gay dudes would be setting an example for the children to follow which is just plain wrong.

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Coronavirus latest news: New cases fall for third day in row
Coronavirus latest news: New cases fall for third day in row
The number of new cases of coronavirus fell for the third day in a row in China yesterday but 142 ...
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Has anyone been following this? I guess step mom got hacked last night, so bizarre. I heard tell of CCTV footage someone had, also her FB messages....interested in all
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"Ghost Ship" cargo hauler washes up on Irish coast, nobody on board

A "one in a million" ghost ship first spotted floating off the African coast six months ago has washed up onto rocks west of Ballycotton in Co Cork.

The 77 metre MV Alta cargo ship, which is sailing under a Tanzanian flag, was spotted by a jogger this morning at around noon.

The Waterford Coast Guard confirmed that it had checked out the vessel, which a spokesman said was firmly caught on rocks west of Ballycotton, and had confirmed that it is not polluting the nearby area and that no one is on board.

"It is quite uncommon," the Coast Guard spokesman said, adding that its current location was almost certainly due to Storm Dennis, and that it most likely came aground last night.

While its current location comes as a huge surprise, there is also mystery as to how the cargo ship, built in 1976, came to be floating around the Atlantic Ocean without anyone on board.

Last September it was reported that the UK Royal Navy's Devonport-based HMS Protector had come across the MV Alta in the Mid-Atlantic.

It emerged that in September 2018 the ship some 1,300 miles southeast of Bermuda with 10 crew onboard.

It was reported that all crew were rescued, but efforts by marine sources to find out more threw up speculation that it may previously have been hijacked, at least once, if not twice over its lifetime.
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He's still standing: Elton John to finish Australian tour
He's still standing: Elton John to finish Australian tour
Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia after illness caused him ...
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US Air Force updates its dress code to include Turbans, beards & Hijabs
Turbans & Hijabs in US Air FORCE
(CNN) — The US Air Force has updated its dress code policy to outline a clear approval process for Sikhs and Muslims who want to serve while wearing their articles of faith.

Under the new guidelines, which were finalized last week, Sikhs and Muslims can seek a religious accommodation to wear turbans, beards, unshorn hair and hijabs, and expect to be approved as long as their appearance is “neat and conservative,” except under extremely limited circumstances.
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Man, 26, Arrested Mid-Stream While Relieving Self On Bumper Of Marked Police Car
Meet David Marcel-Lewis Johnson.

The 26-year-old Michigan resident was arrested early Friday after relieving himself on the bumper of a marked police car, according to Florida cops who captured him mid-stream.

Police say that Johnson was in downtown St. Petersburg around 1 AM when he was observed “approaching a sergeant’s police vehicle.” He then “removed his penis from the front of his pants, and urinated on the rear bumper of the vehicle.”

An arrest affidavit reports that Johnson was “taken into custody while still in the commission of the crime.” Johnson was busted on a block with several popular bars and nightclubs.

Johnson, who was “uncooperative with questioning,” was charged with disorderly conduct for urinating in the “view of members of the public.” He was freed from custody after a relative posted $250 cash bond.

Johnson, who lives outside Detroit, has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor count.
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Barr Wags Trump As a Tale Wags Dog

After President Trump complained Tuesday on Twitter that the prosecutors seven-to-nine-year sentencing recommendation constituted a “horrible and very unfair situation,” his Justice Department submitted a revised filing stating that the prosecutors’ recommended lengthy sentence “could be considered excessive and unwarranted.”

Warren also demanded that Congress use its funding powers to constrain the attorney general’s ability to interfere with “anything that affects Trump, his friends, or his elections.”

“Congress must act immediately to rein in our lawless Attorney General,” the Massachusetts senator wrote in a tweet. “Barr should resign or face impeachment.”
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Florida man gets naked to escape DeLand store; ribeyes fall out of his pants
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By Patricio G. Balona
Posted at 2:56 PM Updated at 3:27 PM

Witnesses reported to police that in an attempt to get away, the suspect wriggled out of his clothes and got naked as meat packs began to fall out of his pants.

A shoplifter trying to get away from a DeLand store stripped naked and steaks tumbled out of his pants, police said.

Police found a Stefan Short, 28, of DeLand, running out of the store in the buff, and when he refused to stop officers shot him with a Taser, a report states.

The incident occurred around 7:19 p.m. Friday at the Save-A-Lot, 939 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand police said.

Officers were dispatched to the store and told that Short was being pinned to the ground by a manager and a civilian but that he was fighting them, the report said.

Witnesses reported to police that in an attempt to get away, Short wriggled out of his clothes.

Police said Short stole four packs of ribeye steaks valued at $41.24. Short was charged with resisting an officer without violence, resisting a store employee while committing a theft and first-degree petty theft. He remained held without bail Monday at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

An officer arriving at the store saw coupon books and packs of meat scattered on the store’s floor and a naked Short running, a report states.

The store manager reported that Short was a regular shoplifter at the store and when other shoppers reported they saw him stuffing meat in his pants, the manager stopped him, investigators said.

Short was taken to the hospital after it was discovered that a Taser prong struck him in the genitals, a report states.
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Drew Carey's ex-fiancée Amie Harwick murdered, ex-boyfriend arrested, police say
>Dr. Amie Harwick, the ex-fiancée of comic and "The Price Is Right" host Drew Carey, was found dead in a Hollywood Hills neighborhood, and an ex-boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of murder, police told multiple news outlets Sunday.

>Harwick, 38, a Los Angeles family therapist, apparently plummeted from a third-floor balcony to her death early Saturday, TMZ reported.

>The suspect, 41-year-old Gareth Pursehouse, was arrested outside his home in Playa del Rey and booked on murder charges, the website added. >Harwick and Pursehouse recently had broken up and she filed a restraining order against him, but it recently expired, Deadline reported.

>Harwick and Carey had started dating in 2017 and announced their engagement in 2018 -- but called it off less than a year later. A representative for Carey described the split as "very amicable."

>Police said they were responding to reports of a "woman screaming" on Saturday when her roommate said Harwick was being attacked, KCBS reported. When officers found Harwick, they determined her injuries were "consistent with a fall." Doctors pronounced her dead at a nearby hospital.
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Iowa - More Discrepancies Found

((The full article breaks down the numbers))

Here are the precincts in Iowa that held Democratic caucuses last week.

About 10 percent appear to have a mistake in their results.

Some precincts bungled the complex rules for awarding delegates.

And some awarded delegates to candidates who didn’t earn them.

Since the troubled Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3, the state Democratic party has revised the results for about 100 of the state’s 1,765 precincts, and officials are still scrambling to verify dozens more precinct results after reports of widespread inconsistencies.

There has often been some fuzziness in the way the results of the Iowa caucuses were calculated and reported. But this is the first year that Iowa Democrats released raw vote counts. The transparency provided the public with its first opportunity to check the complex math that determines which candidates get the delegates they need to win the Democratic nomination.

And in many cases, the math did not check out. In such a close race — Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., is leading Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont by a tenth of a percentage point — even small mistakes can add up.

Here are some of the inconsistencies and errors The New York Times uncovered in an analysis of the Iowa Democratic Party’s results.
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Financial crash?
Beware the monopolistic lines with the shiny pennies, reserves and stealth. Giving governments credit and issues, more and more and then the straw to break the camels back. Who bails out earths sinking ships who controls the IMF and SDR'S to steal a nations position and all its wealth to consolidate and monopolise a eugenecists long plans? Who loses but who gains?
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