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Notice To Daily Posters Reader 08/25/2017 (Fri) 23:15:03 Id: 9cb9d2 [Preview] No. 1489 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
THIS IS NOW A META THREAD, ALL META POST GO IN HERE.

Merging all threads here

Hi, I am here to inject new life into this board

UPDATE I STILL NEED MODS AND VOLUNTEERS

Seeking active posters for daily current events and trending news stories from almost any source.
Let's begin by posting new topics daily and we will work from there. Considering writing custom CSS or if any CSS skilled individuals have suggestions I'm more than open to them. I'd like to be able to easily manage this board and simply post and assist the vols.
Thanks!

From other thread

"I am the Board Owner of /news/

Please respond here or email me rp@8chan.co and I will make you a board volunteer or give you ownership if you're posting daily. I've been neglecting the board due to intense pursuit of my Masters in class as well as work. Let's make you (whoever is posting) a volunteer with potential for Ownership. I love endchan.xyz and it deserves a full time operator for /news/."

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Reader 01/15/2018 (Mon) 16:04:37 Id: 76700e [Preview] No.5498 del
>>5491
>>5492
Also note there is no such thing as 100% security today. If "they" really want to find an individual they likely will. If "they" really want to see what you are doing, they likely will be able to with enough manpower put to use.

The goal is to make this as difficult as possible for "them", and there are ways to make it very difficult. You can spoof metadata, there are tools to do it. You can spoof your MAC address and IP address. You can use disc encryption and use forward secrecy. You can use fake aliases. You can route into other obscure encrypted decentralized networks. All of this is possible with the right know how and tools.

The goal should be obfuscating as much data as possible while online, encrypting as much as possible and erasing your tracks as much as possible. And using alternative platforms when needed.


Reader 01/15/2018 (Mon) 22:05:49 Id: 27e8e3 [Preview] No.5507 del
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>>5498
I hear you loud and clear, but that's just not a real counter argument really, it's just your opinion towards specific people which you generalize, categorize, and label for your own comfort. Just because some guy online says one thing doesn't mean they have no opinion about other things, they just didn't bother sharing said opinions publicly or perhaps they already had through other means, nobody knows, and you sure can't claim to know either. Stop demonizing everyone, just accept what's true and don't self victimize about issues that people didn't even mention. Getting triggered about what people didn't say is a bad habit of complaining too much online, and you truly don't know those you accuse without substantial evidence just as they don't know you, arguing ignorantly about off topic shit that doesn't even matter. Grow up, don't associate me with your stereotype either, it's called being an individual with their own priorities, experience, thoughts, etc. Those that seek something needs to enlighten themselves in whatever subject before looking for like minded peers better than you to help you get better, but nobody is entitled to help, especially those that complain about free anonymous "help"/criticism. Count your blessings.


Anti-censorship Alternative Media Platforms Updated Reader 01/15/2018 (Mon) 22:58:01 Id: ffaf3b [Preview] No.5511 del

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Reader 01/15/2018 (Mon) 23:50:31 Id: 28fd32 [Preview] No.5513 del
Friendly reminder.

Here is the archive of news threads from /n/:
https://archive.fo/https://endchan.xyz/news*

So far over 625 threads have been archived. Don't miss out on these very important updates.


Reader Board owner 01/16/2018 (Tue) 20:08:58 Id: 1a6981 [Preview] No.5526 del
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Enjoy your five year ban every time, CP nigger.



They Are Afraid! Twitter’s Censorship Algorithm Targets Breitbart Audience Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 16:44:18 Id: 2496e5 [Preview] No. 5518 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/5368 ; >>>/news/5380 ; >>>/news/5412 ; >>>/news/5500

HERE IS A GREAT LIST OF ALTERNATIVE PLATFORMS: >>/5511

Twitter’s algorithms for political censorship target language and images — such as “America” and the American flag — associated with Breitbart News’s audience, said Project Veritas President James O’Keefe on Monday.

O’Keefe’s remarks on Twitter came during a SiriusXM Breitbart News Tonight interview with Breitbart News’s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

Censorial algorithms at Twitter, said O’Keefe, associate certain terms and sentiments with automated behaviors in an ostensible effort to silence bots across the platform: “[Twitter has] an algorithm that finds correlative words associated with people like the Breitbart audience. So if you post about guns, if you like the American flag, if you use the word ‘America,’ if you are a self-described ‘redneck,’ they actually target these people. These are not racists, or white supremacists, or Nazis — these are just moderate conservative ideas.”

Following 2016’s presidential election, Twitter deployed a political censorship campaign ostensibly dedicated to combating “fake news” it implied was responsible for the election of Donald Trump to the presidency.

Twitter surveils and monetizes — through automated probing and employee monitoring — information within direct messages sent by its users across its platform, said O’Keefe: “They’re sharing your girlfriends’ [and] wives’ private pictures you give, you know, people send direct messages on Twitter thinking they’re private, it’s actually not. They can store it in a database, and these engineers are bragging about selling it to advertisers, looking at them, sharing them with your exes and [others].”

O’Keefe commented on Twitter’s use of shadow banning and assorted measures to minimize targeted users’ engagement across its platform:

They have hundreds of engineers that mine through your private part pictures … That shadow banning video we released Thursday was probably one of the greatest censorship stories we’ve ever seen. This is the digital town square, and if they’re able to prevent you from sharing your information with your followers and friends, then how are you going to communicate your ideas? They’re trying to “ban a way of talking,” they say.

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Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 21:35:46 Id: 7645c7 [Preview] No.5531 del
The biggest media story of the year broke last week. Yet, millions of Americans never heard the story because the mainstream media “shadow banned” it.
The story was Project Veritas’ expose’ of Twitter.

Undercover operatives filmed Twitter employees admitting bias against conservatives and revealing what conservatives have known for a long time. Twitter shadow bans conservatives.

Shadow banning means that a person can still post on Twitter, but no one sees it. The mainstream media did not cover this story. They were too busy repeating the unsubstantiated allegations that President Trump had referred to certain nations as, shall we say, “sewer holes.”

Project Veritas’ videos prove what conservatives have claimed for a very long time. Big tech is more than just biased against conservatives. Big tech takes direct action to stop conservative points of view.

https://archive.fo/nNGhs
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/social-media-companies-ban-conservative-voices/



Good! DHS Preparing To Arrest Leaders of Sanctuary Cities For Violating National Security Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 20:41:54 Id: 02617f [Preview] No. 5530 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community.

Mr. Homan told The Washington Times last July that he wanted to see local officials charged as complicit in human smuggling if they shielded illegal immigrants through sanctuary policies.

https://archive.fo/dg2VH
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/dhs-asks-prosecutors-charge-sanctuary-city-leaders/



Good! US Oil Industry Set To Break Record, Upend Global Trade Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 20:40:56 Id: bdb3ca [Preview] No. 5529 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day - toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago.

And this new record, expected within days, likely won’t last long. The U.S. government forecasts that the nation’s production will climb to 11 million barrels a day by late 2019, a level that would rival Russia, the world’s top producer.

The economic and political impacts of soaring U.S. output are breathtaking, cutting the nation’s oil imports by a fifth over a decade, providing high-paying jobs in rural communities and lowering consumer prices for domestic gasoline by 37 percent from a 2008 peak.

Fears of dire energy shortages that gripped the country in the 1970s have been replaced by a presidential policy of global “energy dominance.”

“It has had incredibly positive impacts for the U.S. economy, for the workforce and even our reduced carbon footprint” as shale natural gas has displaced coal at power plants, said John England, head of consultancy Deloitte’s U.S. energy and resources practice.

U.S. energy exports now compete with Middle East oil for buyers in Asia. Daily trading volumes of U.S. oil futures contracts have more doubled in the past decade, averaging more than 1.2 billion barrels per day in 2017, according to exchange operator CME Group.

The U.S. oil price benchmark, West Texas Intermediate crude, is now watched closely worldwide by foreign customers of U.S. gasoline, diesel and crude.

https://archive.fo/3rxpC
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-oil-record-shale-analysis/u-s-oil-industry-set-to-break-record-upend-global-trade-idUSKBN1F50HV



False Hawaii Emergency Alert Last Week Proved ONE Major Fact: During A Crisis Government Protects Itself, You're On Your Own! Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 18:07:35 Id: b8c3ce [Preview] No. 5523 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
As David Knight previously reported, a large COOP (Continuity of Operation) drill Dark Winter, was scheduled for the beginning of January.

Was the false alarm in Hawaii part of that? A follow-up?

Regardless, the takeaway lesson from the Hawaiian missile false alarm is: You’re on your own & government isn’t going to protect you.

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=Q1pQGe9VbLk

WE ARE HERE TO INFORM YOU HOW TO GET PREPARED: >>>/endtimes/7


Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 20:10:12 Id: db7991 [Preview] No.5527 del
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>expedite authority into Washington, the Capital of EU-nited States
>exalt the unholy alliance as a nation
>expect them to do shit for you

i suppose we all learned something today and are totally not going to forget it at the first opportunity


Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 20:32:31 Id: dedae7 [Preview] No.5528 del
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Its bluntly obvious already that we can't trust our government, but sometimes you have to beat it like a drum until enough of the dummies start to wake up and realize this. Hey, if it helps, then I'll continue.



TYRANNICAL Israeli Govt Introduces Death Penalty For So-called 'Fake News' Publishers Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 17:45:48 Id: 8c64c2 [Preview] No. 5522 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Do you hold any dissent or opposition against the Israeli establishment? If so, they want to KILL YOU for it!

Israel are introducing new legislation that will make publishing so-called ‘fake news’ a criminal offence – punishable by the death penalty.

The harsh new law, proposed by Communications Minister Minister Ayoub Kara, could see reporters and journalists who criticize the Israeli government over their treatment of Palestinians face prison or execution.

Haaretz.com reports: An Israeli minister called African migrants a “sanitary nuisance.” Communications Minister Ayoub Kara made the comments Friday during an event for the Likud party in Eilat. He said that asylum seekers who worked in the southern resort town were an issue for the tourism hot spot.

His words come against the backdrop of a controversial plan by the Israeli government to forcefully deport African asylum seekers from the country.

In the beginning of the month, the Population, Immigration and Border Authority announced that it was launching a campaign to rid Israel of its asylum seekers, saying that among the 35,000 of them currently living in the country most of the Eritrean and Sudanese nationals will have to leave immediately or face incarceration.

“In my previous role, I was in charge of regional cooperation to save tourism in Eilat. We brought here 1,500 from Akaba and thus we deported, without making any effort, the illegal workers who infiltrated here and were a sanitary nuisance.”

Kara went on to make another harsh statement in the speech he made, calling for media outlets that broadcast “fake news” to be given the death verdict. His words were received with a round of applause. The communications minister said: “Everyone who brings [sic] fake news, will bring upon themselves the death verdict and there won’t be fucking fake news anymore.”

https://archive.fo/5CQV0

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So... when do we start?


Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 18:44:05 Id: 8c64c2 [Preview] No.5525 del
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That's the thing that bothers me about this: such a law and its victims of enforcement all depend on who is in charge of the country at that time, and what model of government that is in power considers to be "fake news."

Could you imagine the US govt having that power under Bush or Obama? Even if Trump considers CNN fake news, I'm sure many many other bureaucrats do not, and would consider anything conservative-minded to be fake news. Thus they could start rounding up people en mass like a bunch of mass murdering despots.

So this law is a double edged sword that will be stabbing people from both sides in Israel for years. Funny, the Jews officially turned the gas chambers on themselves!

Fuck that law coming to America. 1st Amendment! Freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Even if it is fake news, its worth protecting our fundamental rights.



Russian Oligarchs Begin Liquidating Their US Holdings Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 17:12:01 Id: 0fa0b0 [Preview] No. 5520 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
As we reported last Friday, Russian oligarchs are growing increasingly nervous over the U.S. Treasury's upcoming "Official Oligarch" list, which is being created pursuant to an Aug. 2, 2017 law requiring that the Treasury and State Departments identify officials and oligarchs as determined by "their closeness to the Russian regime and their net worth" in order to penalize the Kremlin for its alleged meddling in the 2016 election.

The report, due in two weeks on January 29, must include “indices of corruption with respect to those individuals” and any foreign assets they may have. And according to Bloomberg, Russian businessmen are scrambling right now to protect assets and avoid the list.

Some people who think they’re likely to land on the list have stress-tested the potential impact on their investments, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Others are liquidating holdings, according to their U.S. advisers.

Russian businessmen have approached former Treasury and State Department officials with experience in sanctions for help staying off the list, said Dan Fried, who previously worked at the State Department and said he turned down such offers. Some Russians sent proxies to Washington in an attempt to avoid lobbying disclosures, according to one person that was contacted.

And with Russia-friendly lobbyists such as the Podesta Group and Paul Manafort's operations shuttered, many desperate Russian oligarchs have been cut off from their D.C. influence peddlers.

Meanwhile, Treasury officials are reportedly growing concerned over the list, as they worry some people will conflate it with Obama-era sanctions. Moreover, portions of the report may be classified and issued in the form of a letter - as opposed to releasing it through the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) which is responsible for issuing sanctions.

“You’re going to have people getting shamed. It’s a step below a sanction because it doesn’t actually block any assets, but has the same optics as sanctions -- you’re on a list of people who are engaged in doing bad things.” -Erich Ferrari, Ferrari & Associates

The Treasury's report must include "indices of corruption," which will list any foreign assets next to an oligarch considered corrupt. “Because of the nervousness that the Russian business community is facing, a number of oligarchs are already beginning to wind back businesses, treating them as if they are already designated, to stay ahead of it,” said Daniel Tannebaum, head of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s global financial sanctions unit.

Vladimir Putin has warned wealthy nationals over worsening U.S. sanctions, and provided them with a capital amnesty program designed to allow oligarchs to repatriate some of their overseas assets. Meanwhile, Putin has issued special bonds which will allow the wealthy to hold assets outside of the reach of the U.S. Treasury.

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Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 17:18:53 Id: 0fa0b0 [Preview] No.5521 del
Quite frankly I don't see why they haven't done this already. They know the US is very bias against Russia and holds a big grudge against Putin (most likely because he's a nationalist not going along with the whole cultural marxist deliberate destabilization agenda planned by Soros and his Rothschild goons).... Anyway, this will only further divide our economies and those oligarchs will simply liquidate their US holdings while investing in more commodities, assets and property within Russia (a country that has plenty of resources to invest in just like the US has).

If some of these tycoons get hurt, its because they were naive enough not to do this a while back ago.



Lol! Obama's Presidential Center Faces Protests... by Environmentalists Reader 01/15/2018 (Mon) 23:55:28 Id: 197a22 [Preview] No. 5514 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The Obama Foundation originally said it would house a presidential library on the property and vowed to have the National Archives oversee the facility because of its placement on public land. But that's no longer the case, and some are balking at the change in plans. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) The Obama Foundation originally said it would house a presidential library on the property and vowed to have the National Archives oversee the facility because of its placement on public land. But that's no longer the case, and some are balking at the change in plans. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Obama Foundation released plans last week for the presidential center it plans to build in Chicago's Jackson Park, but behind the scenes, a battle is taking place to keep the former Democratic president from building on that specific lot of land, and there's still a chance that it gets delayed when it seeks federal approval.

What initially started out as a library has morphed into a 20-acre private "center," and some environmentalists and historians are unhappy with the Obama Foundation's plans to swoop in and take over a national historic place.

The Obama Foundation originally said it would house a presidential library on the property and vowed to have the National Archives oversee the facility because of its placement on public land. But that's no longer the case, and some are balking at the change in plans.

"Here’s our bottom line. If the Obama Foundation wishes to construct this center on Chicago’s South Side, that’s fine, but not on parkland held in public trust. The University of Chicago, which orchestrated the winning bid for the project, has plenty of land on the South Side that they could and should use. Instead, they’ve been adamant since day one that they must have historic public parkland for the purpose," Charles Birnbaum, president and founder of D.C.-based nonprofit, the Cultural Landscape Foundation, told the Washington Examiner in a written statement Saturday.

The foundation is not alone. The group is working alongside a number of others, including Friends of the Parks, Jackson Park Watch, Openlands, National Association for Olmsted Parks, Save the Midway, Landmarks Illinois, and Preservation Chicago, all of whom have raised concerns about the project.

In addition, 200 faculty members from Obama's former employer, the University of Chicago, issued a formal letter last Monday stating its opposition to the presidential center being built at this location.

As a first step, the center's proposal must be approved by Chicago's planning department and the city council. That process is not expected to sit any snags, as Obama's former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is Chicago's mayor.

"If past is prologue, municipal officials will rubber-stamp their approvals," Birnbaum said.

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Reader 01/16/2018 (Tue) 16:24:58 Id: 9862d2 [Preview] No.5517 del
Why does it seem most "environmentalists" choose to live within inner cities? I would think they'd be living in communes like the 60s and 70s.



Liberal Utopia Commiefornia Leads Nation in Poverty Rate Reader 01/15/2018 (Mon) 23:46:42 Id: ed7977 [Preview] No. 5512 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
This just in from what was once the best state in the Union:

Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income.

Given robust job growth and the prosperity generated by several industries, it’s worth asking why California has fallen behind, especially when the state’s per-capita GDP increased approximately twice as much as the U.S. average over the five years ending in 2016 (12.5%, compared with 6.27%).

The Left's first, last and only instinct is to throw more money at the problem, but California's already done that. and guess what?

It’s not as though California policymakers have neglected to wage war on poverty. Sacramento and local governments have spent massive amounts in the cause. Several state and municipal benefit programs overlap with one another; in some cases, individuals with incomes 200% above the poverty line receive benefits. California state and local governments spent nearly $958 billion from 1992 through 2015 on public welfare programs, including cash-assistance payments, vendor payments and “other public welfare,” according to the Census Bureau. California, with 12% of the American population, is home today to about one in three of the nation’s welfare recipients.

The generous spending, then, has not only failed to decrease poverty; it actually seems to have made it worse.

The progressives who control every aspect of the state's government are not necessarily stupid people, but they are malign. They understand that increasing welfare spending only encourages the arrival of more recipients on whom to spend it, and the high likelihood that those new constituents will vote Democrat as soon as they are able, legally or otherwise. Already, some 55 percent of "immigrants" receive means-tested benefits, while only 30 percent of native Californians do so.

California's army of bureaucrats contributes as well, as does the state's highly restrictive land-use ordinances and environmental restrictions, which drive up the cost of housing in what is already the nation's most expensive real-estate market:

With 883,000 full-time-equivalent state and local employees in 2014, California has an enormous bureaucracy. Many work in social services, and many would lose their jobs if the typical welfare client were to move off the welfare rolls.

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figures



Germany No More: Historic German Church Demolished as Mosques Multiply Across the Subjugated Vassal State Reader 01/15/2018 (Mon) 22:27:30 Id: 4bd52c [Preview] No. 5510 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The 19th century Church of St Lambertus in Immerath, Germany, has been torn down despite public protests, as mosques and Islamic centres multiply across the country.

The huge building, which was “notable for its double towers and neo-Romanesque design”, according to the Catholic Herald, was demolished by the RWE mining company to make way for an opencast lignite mine.

St Lambertus and the farming village surrounding it was bought out by RWE some years ago, with the church being formally deconsecrated in 2013.

Villagers have been relocated to a new site, and provided with a new church built “according to a modern design”.

Good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created.

St Lambertus church in the village of Immerath was demolished today. pic.twitter.com/5kzvX1E632

— ArchitecturalRevival (@Arch_Revival_) January 10, 2018

The demolition of St Lambertus comes as Islamic religious structures are spreading across Germany.

This process has accelerated over recent decades to keep pace with the large and steadily expanding Turkish community, but was turbocharged by Chancellor Merkel’s decision — enacted on fairly dubious legal grounds — to suspend Germany’s border controls and invite refugees in unlimited numbers in 2015.

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