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.
Prior to her announcement, some schools had already taken it upon themselves to dump the Common Core program, which saw significant improvements in test results afterwards.
One school in Florida, Mason Classical Academy, soared to the number one position in the State’s top schools list, just months of dumping the controversial method of teaching.
DeVos also decried the federal government’s initiatives to improve education.
“We saw two presidents from different political parties and philosophies take two different approaches. Federally mandated assessments. Federal money. Federal standards. All originated in Washington, and none solved the problem. Too many of America’s students are still unprepared,” she said.
And she touched on a favorite topic, school choice.
“Choice in education is not when a student picks a different classroom in this building or that building, uses this voucher or that tax-credit scholarship. Choice in education is bigger than that. Those are just mechanisms,” she said.
I don't like what I've heard about Common Core but I'm not a parent so it's hard for me to act like I'm that informed or that I have a dog in the fight. What is shitty in my opinion is them jumbling standards around based on political bullshit every few years. Ohio joined with a bunch of other states to join/create a new proficiency standardized test system a few years ago, spent a ton of money, and dropped it after one year because it didn't test well. They went through all this shit back in the mid aughts when I was still in high school. I don't even get why education needs so much re-evaluation on the basis of curriculum. Math in terms of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus are rock solid and they act like they're going to re-invent the wheel? I've heard about a similar program I think the in the late 70s or early 80s literally called new math, probably not dissimilar to common core, that was a disaster as well. If I had kids I would definitely be looking at the feasibility of private schools or home schooling.
Honestly in answer, I was home schooled from grade 5 up, got my diploma at age 15, went to work as low wage prole right off the bat. I am fully vested in Social Security they owe me some 50,000 USD which I cannot claim yet unless I disable myself or actually become disabled. I mention this all, simply because, a life of education and fun work, is not enough, I can tell you that much. All the work I did in IT sector is for nothing, tecch came in, Zuckerturd came in, all that we did, as regular workers, was for nothing. Collegiate greekfags and their interlocking networks of shame and power, are what is the clockspring of this diseased planet, at this time. However, as your post makes clear (on a 'news' forum) parents are waking up. I would say worry less about common core as defined by dumbfucks corporations and other inhumans. Core competency means knowing history, and understand how the bolt of a rifle works. Common core kids of the future, will have a common core of being able to swap rifles interchangeably and to have good response to ambush under fire. If you as a parent, cannot raise a soldier in that homeschooling environment, you may as well send them into the machine with just good values. Because the machine will teach them to be a soldier for the bad side, if you dont understand what the battlefield looks like at this time. Parenting is like becoming a Army Commander, and you have to wait 30 years to see how good your training ideology was. A lot of parents have great kids, I know because I live in America.
>>12223 What makes fvwm's configuration horrible in your eyes? You can configure it to look and behave exactly the same as your favorite *box configuration. You could even use it to write an interpreter for the configuration scripts of your favorite *box variant.
>>12227 It was years ago now when I used it, maybe even ten years. I just remember it being a huge headache. Maybe it really has gotten better since then, but I doubt it, people rarely recover from autism. I remember I tried it first, then tried openbox after and couldn't believe how much time I had wasted on FVWM. Pretty sure the 'F' stands for either frustrating or fucking. I remember setting something like a partially transparent menu taking me days, very complicated stuff. Sorry I haven't got more of a pre-packaged response on why it sucks.
>>12229 It's still complex and maybe cumbersome but its also powerful enough to twist and turn fvwm into doing exactly what you want it to do. Writing an fvwm configuration is probably the next best thing to writing your own wm.
In the US, the latest batch of data, released this week, showed retail sales climbed in December for the sixth straight month - though they missed expectations, with growth slowing to 0.3% MoM.
With the personal savings rate at a 10 year low, the US consumer is now fully tapped out: This latest uptick in spending has presumably been fueled by debt, as credit-card borrowing has reached an all-time high.
But another milestone in the history of global consumerism passed last month: As the Washington Post points out, China tied the US in 2018 in terms of domestic retail sales - according to data compiled by Mizuho.
In some important categories, China has overtaken the US: With 17.6 million vehicles sold in the US in 2016, for example, but that was far below the 24 million passenger cars sold in China. US automakers account for about one out of every five cars sold in China, even though the communist party placed a 10% tax on luxury cars and trucks imported from the United States.
This economic heft has made the problem of confronting China intractable: China is now responsible for 20% of sales for some of the largest US corporations. This is making it difficult for Trump to confront Xi Jinping.
Any restrictions on Chinese access to the US market would be met with barriers to American companies selling in China.
"China is one of the most important markets for many U.S. multinational companies,” Shen says. “This should lend China immense bargaining power."
As the new year begins, it’s likely consumer spending in China will quickly surpass that in the US as more newly minted middle class Chinese discover consumer electronics, cars and fashion.
>>5474 Good things didn't "have to" come to an end. Arrogance, unpunished corruption, political correctness and horrific policies are what makes good things come to an end. Its really very sad that almost half of America is losing its mind.
The Chinese will have the opportunity to correct things. The question is: will they learn from our mistakes or will they follow down the same self-destructive path?
PS: I am one of many Americans who believe that our country has been hijacked by Cultural Marxists, read "The Rules for Radicals" and you'll see what I mean. We know its not all of America's fault, this was orchestrated subversion going on for decades by communists within. McCarthy was right!
>>5476 You should see who runs many large corporations in the US. Recently info came out on Google and it turns out many of the employees there are antifa or cultural marxist types. I wouldn't be surprised if they run US politics as well.
>>5568 Its Silicon Valley Big Tech types, Big Pharma, Law Firms as well as major Universities (which have become profitable businesses themselves) that tend to draw in neo-liberal Marxists, and are often run by Democrat supporters.
Although many industries; such as Big Oil, Banking, the Firearms Industry, the Automotive Industry, Big Agriculture; all those are predominantly very Republican with many conservatives in the ranks.
This is the major corporate divide I see in America. And Democrats have been very hostile to the industries that are predominantly conservative, as they wish to slam them with more regulations and taxes.
The tax cuts pushed by Republicans have really helped ease the burden on many more productive industries that are typically targeted by these communist Marxists.
To tell you the truth I don't consider the Democrat party to be "liberal" because the old fashion term "liberal" means supporting liberty. This is NOT what Democrats are today, these are Marxists who want the State to become God and to run our lives. Marxists who want to destroy the liberal foundations America once stood for. Marxists who want to disarm and subjugate us, and impoverish us. This is not truly "liberal" by any means. The Democrat establishment have become the old outlawed Communist Party today.
These same communists tried to take over the Republican Party too, but I believe they have failed to do that so far. Groups like the NRA, as long as they are around, are holding their feet to the fire (as we all should be doing)! Trump was a major blow to the communist takeover of the Republican party.
Note that back in the day, I'm talking about the 50s and 60s, most Democrat politicians were much like modern conservative politicians. They were nothing like "Mad Maxine" or "Franken-stein." They were more appealing, calmer and more rational. Not easily triggered or spastic, smarter. Over the years rational Democrats, like Dennis Kucinich, were tossed out and replaced by manic loonies who are by definition, cultural Marxists.
Hie, I'm trying to find a good solution to never get out of storage on my HDDs, for my backups and my regular use.
What is your data storage solution?
I want, if possible, a solution that is the most freedom compliant.
There is the usb HDDs, 3/4 plugged on a rasp.
There is the NAS with 3.5' HDDs in it.
Maybe a cheap 20$ computer with the HDDs in it with linux installed...
What should be the best? What HDD to buy (there are these backdoors, even though I don't think I can find any without)
More than 5,000 children have been killed and another 400,000 left severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, in Yemen since March 2015, according to a new report by the UN children’s agency.
The UNICEF report which was published on Tuesday stated that the Saudi war had killed “an average of five children every day since March 2015.”
Press TV reports: It added that at least two million Yemeni children were also out of school, and that 400,000 were facing malnourishment.
Over three million children were born since the onslaught began, all of them “scarred by years of violence, displacement, disease, poverty, under-nutrition and a lack of access to basic services.”
“An entire generation of children in Yemen is growing up knowing nothing but violence… Children in Yemen are suffering the devastating consequences of a war that is not of their making,” said UNICEF’s representative in Yemen, Meritxell Relano.
“Malnutrition and disease are rampant as basic services collapse…Those who survive are likely to carry the physical and psychological scars of conflict for the rest of their lives,” she added.
Earlier in the day, The UN announced that the number of the Yemenis who are dependent on assistance has risen to 22.2 million.
More than 13,600 people have been killed since the onset of the Saudi-led war on Yemen in 2015. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, and factories, has been reduced to rubble in military strikes.
The Saudi-led war has also triggered a deadly cholera epidemic across Yemen.
A Mexico-linked heroin trafficking ring operating in the Denver metro area was busted after a 61-count grand jury indictment accused six men of racketeering activities from April to December 2017. Five defendants were living in the U.S. illegally.
According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, four of the men had been deported multiple times and detainers were issued for four of the six defendants. One of the six’s immigration status was still unknown, and one is not yet in custody according to the Denver Post.
The six were indicted as a result of a long-term investigation conducted by the West Metro Drug Task Force, which made undercover purchases or seized 3,305 grams of heroin. Search warrants at four stash houses reportedly turned up an additional 3,215 grams of heroin and $6,700.
The investigation revealed that the defendants were allegedly importing heroin from outside of Colorado and using multiple stash houses in the Denver metro area to store drugs.
According to investigators, buyers would call a point of contact who would act as a dispatcher and arrange where drugs would be delivered. A runner would meet the buyer, and return the cash to a defendant identified as Fermin Flores-Rosales, 41, who then allegedly wired the buy money to banks in Mexico.
According to ICE, Flores-Rosales, his co-defendants Cristobal Flores-Rosales, 47; Yoel Soto-Campos, 21; and Joel Torrez-Espinoza, 25; were illegally in the United States. Torrez-Espinoza was previously convicted in 2012 in Utah of felony possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
A fifth defendant, Mario Acosta-Ruiz aka Alfonso Rosales-Alverez, was in the U.S. illegally from Mexico as well.
A sixth defendant, 24-year-old Juan Borques Meza, was also indicted. ICE did not share information on his immigration status. Torrez-Espinoza was identified as the defendant not yet in custody.
Just another reason we desperately need the wall, to keep people like this from entering our country, and yes walls do work. If they didn't work, no politician would give a damn about a wall and neither would people like Soros. They'd say OK, fine, have the wall and laugh. But thats not the case, and these assholes know it, walls deter entry and we need the wall.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have announced that new charges are being brought against ‘multiple shooters’ connected to the Mandalay Bay massacre.
LVPD attorney Nicholas Crosby said Tuesday that the police were prohibited from publicly releasing search warrants related to the shooting because “potential charges against other people” is in the works, according to Fox News.
Crosby’s revelation came as a surprise to most in the courtroom. It was the newest information in regards to the investigation that the public seems to have garnered unwittingly by Crosby when explaining to have the warrants remained sealed. Crosby did not say who would face charges.
Crosby, paradoxically, posited that he cannot argue the facts of the case without compromising what the police are trying to protect. He suggested having an in-camera hearing, meaning one in private.
>>5558 Zerohedge.com reports: While the Las Vegas PD’s warrants were kept under seal for the time being, last week FBI search warrants were unsealed for Stephen Paddock and girlfriend Marilou Danley’s email accounts, which revealed Paddock engaging in a cryptic exchange with himself over various firearms used in the shooting.
Ms. Danley also admitted to investigators that her fingerprints were likely to be on the ammunition, as she said she frequently helped Paddock load magazines and move rounds.
Multimillionaire real-estate developer and video-poker aficionado Stephen Paddock, 64, unleashed a hail of bullets into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay on the night of October 1, 2017, killing 58 over a 10 minute period before reportedly shooting himself in the head.
Meanwhile one of several questions surrounding the still-unsolved Mandalay Bay shooting is the lack of any closed circuit television footage (CCTV) of shooter Stephen Paddock anywhere in the hotel in the days leading up to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
No footage has been seen of Paddock checking in at the Mandalay Bay lobby, walking around the hotel, or lugging more than 20 long rifles up to his 32nd floor room along with thousands of rounds of ammunition before his deadly rampage on October 1, 2017 which claimed the lives of 58 country-music fans over a 10 minute period.
Mandalay Bay Valet Chad Nishimura spoke briefly with Paddock, and said he “seemed like a normal guy. When he came in, nothing too weird about him. He didn’t have any crazy bags with him that I can remember. We are a convention hotel so we have a bunch of people that have boxes and multiple carts worth of stuff. There’s nothing weird that I can remember.”
Given that Las Vegas casinos are some of the most heavily monitored establishments in the United States – if not the world, it stands to reason that there would at least be some footage of Paddock roaming around before the attack – however there may be an explanation…
After a theft of marketing materials during the 2017 VMworld conference held in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center August 27-31, hotel officials were unable to provide closed circuit television footage due to “camera/equipment malfunction.”
>>5559 As The Register reported two weeks after the theft:
[H]yperconverged contender Maxta printed badges bearing the motto “You can’t have it your way with Nutanix” and stored them in private areas of its stand at the exhibition running alongside VMware’s conference. The company alleged that 200 of the badges were removed from the stand by parties unknown.
Maxta therefore sought CCTV footage of the exhibition floor. The company that runs VMworld security took the request seriously enough to approach the venue, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. In correspondence seen by The Register Mandalay Bay staff say “Video of the incident area was not available due to camera/equipment malfunction”.
VMworld’s security firm was also told that security footage “is proprietary to Mandalay Bay” and cannot be viewed by third parties.
Maxta tells us it was also given the “proprietary” excuse.
Mandalay Bay security executives ignored multiple requests by The Register as to their policies regarding security footage or why the system was down, noting “It’s richly ironic that CCTV failed to work at an exhibition that hosts as big a collection of storage and security vendors as you’re likely to find together at one place and at one time. It’s also odd that Mandalay Bay’s video cameras and recorders went down – perhaps it saves the reliable surveillance kit for spotting naughtiness on the the gaming floor.”
The lack of CCTV footage is just one of many strange aspects of the still-unsolved deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history – which include a shifting timeline, a mysteriously missing security guard, strange stock options activity leading up to the attack, $100,000 Paddock wired to his girlfriend in the Philippines days before the attack, a claim by ISIS that Paddock had converted to Islam six months before the attack, a strange 4chan warning of a “high incident project” three weeks before the attack, and a strange woman warning people about the shooting before the concert:
>>5560 Paddock also took over 20 cruises to the Middle East and Europe, including Jordan and the UAE.
As we reported on Saturday, unsealed search warrants reveal Paddock may have been setting up some of arrangement over email in July, 2017, seemingly with himself.
In an email sent from Paddock’s Microsoft Live email account, “firstname.lastname@example.org” to “email@example.com,” Paddock wrote “try and ar before u buy. we have huge selection. located in the las vegas area.” The “centralpark4804” account wrote back “we have a wide variety of optics and ammunition to try.” Paddock emailed back “for a thrill try out bumpfire ar’s with a 100 round magazine.”
According to some, this is the first information on the record suggesting that the gunman may have had help.
The warrant goes on to read “Investigators believe these communications may have been related to the eventual attack that occurred at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.”
Upon searching Paddock’s Mesquite, NV home, police recovered approximately 18 firearms, more ammonia nitrate, several pounds of the explosive tannerite, several rounds of ammunition, and “electronic devices” – while a “large quantity of ammunition and multiple firearms” were recovered from Paddock’s Reno residence.
Paddock also reportedly attempted to buy a large quantity of tracer ammunition in the month prior to the attack, however the dealer he approached did not have any in stock.
While breaching Paddock’s room at approximately 10:55 pm, an officer accidentally fired one round from his sidearm, reportedly not hitting anyone. Paddock, meanwhile, was found laying awkwardly over a rifle with what investigators reported to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Oddly, recordings of the incident do not contain Paddock’s final “suicide shot.”
Michael Chertoff and Casino owner Sheldon Adelson need to be investigated for inside trading too. I believe both of them and some of their cronies were buying up OSI stocks before the attack knowing full well OSI would get more security contracts with the federal government after the mass shooting occurred.
Also it was revealed last week, by a Court, that yes Stephen Paddock was a gun runner and worked with the US government. Is brother almost let this slip out on national TV when interviewed, but quickly refrained saying "he was a gun r- ... I don't know how he got those guns." Now we know for a fact Paddock was a gun runner, no more speculation behind that.
PS: I don't believe Paddock did any shooting. I believe he was selling those guns to multiple operatives (the mass murderers) knowing this was a false flag operation. Paddock was then betrayed, killed and framed for the false slag attack as a patsy for everyone to blame. This was NOT a one man job, this was black ops.
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>>12208 Well now you have peaked my interest. I have a few questions:
How can you interface with the board?
What sort of limits does the board control?
Is the board running a full operating system or just firmware?
>>12212 All these questions require to know what is the manufacturer. Some probably only use electric system for turn on the engine, panel controls and air conditioning. Others most probably have a entire system (not just a simple kernel) that controls the break system and the engine (Tesla, for example).
You would probably need access to the ROM of each board, and then to hack you would need to flash it with a SPI EPROM flash device, such as Bus Pirate or a BeagleBone Black.
So, first of all, you need to bypass the alarm system. Many people intercept the signal from the key. Once you get into the car, dump the ROM using flashrom. Go home, crack into it (probably has TPM authetication, good luck). Then go back to the car and flash the new ROM. If the car has 4G connection, you could (hypothetically) control it remotely...
Useful tools for hacking the ROM is a fuzzer, such as this, and some good knowledge on reverse engeneering (read the IOCCC contest tutorials).
p.s: I don't have experience with that, by the way.
>>12211 Me neither. Cars are old tech, your grandpa used to know how to fix his car and save money from going to a mechanic, but you shouldn't have to waste time on that. His grandpa tood him je should learn how to yake care of horses and look at how wrong that advice was. Fuck it, keep up with the curve, most of us would be better off learning to fix our computers and wi-fi instead.
If infrastructure investment and planning were a thing we would all be taking affordable high speed trains at this point and using ubers to the places we cannot. I hate owning a car, it's nonstop paperwork with the licenses, the insurance, the maintainence, and the lawsuits and traffic tickets. It's a big hassle and anyone who told you owning a car is freedom has never lived in a place where trains work and are on time, and where you can walk, bike, or hail a taxi to most places without having to spend an hour trying to find affordable parking relatively close to your metropolitan destinstion. Americans are cucked by their car fetish.
>>12218 >Me neither. Cars are old tech, your grandpa used to know how to fix his car and save money from going to a mechanic, but you shouldn't have to waste time on that. His grandpa tood him je should learn how to yake care of horses and look at how wrong that advice was. Fuck it, keep up with the curve, most of us would be better off learning to fix our computers and wi-fi instead. you sound like a complete fucking faggot. >Wow we are so much smarter than stupid pleb mechanics that toil with their hands, we can fix a compooter. kys pussy
>>12218 You are looking at it wrongly, it isn't wrong to pay attention to relevant situations, such as owning horses or cars. Why not learn how to fix both cars and computers? I learned through reading and dismantling my own vehicle in a matter of weeks, you have no excuse faggot, especially when cars probably aren't going to be gone anytime soon.
Regarding the paperwork, the insurance, potential crashes, that is indeed bullshit, I've saved thousands by utilizing bikes and buses when suitable, but I still keep my car around for when I require it, especially if the government suddenly falls due to some unexpected problem and my only means of escaping is my car (Or stealing other vehicles, but good luck with that). Cars and internal combustion engines are highly interesting, Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine over 100 years ago, and affordable cars that could be distributed to everyone in the United States have been around for almost as long. Yes, Americans love their cars and having twenty different manufacturers pumping out three different versions of the same model in one-hundred different colors, but that is no reason not to purchase an older used car from an individual instead of a dealership or corporation.
A former CIA officer suspected of helping China identify the US spy agency's informants was arrested at JFK International Airport on Monday on charges of unlawful retention of national defense information, according to the Department of Justice.
Many of the agency's informants were killed in a "systematic dismantling of the CIA's spy network in China starting in 2010," according to the New York Times, which notes it was one of the American government's "worst intelligence failures in recent years."
The arrest of the former agent, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, capped an intense F.B.I. investigation that began around 2012 after the C.I.A. began losing its informants in China. Mr. Lee was at the center of a mole hunt in which some intelligence officials believed that he had betrayed the United States but others thought that the Chinese government had hacked the C.I.A.’s covert communications used to talk to foreign sources of information. -NYT
"Jerry Chun Shing Lee, aka “Zhen Cheng Li”, 53 - a U.S. Citizen currently living in Hong Kong, began working for the CIA as a case officer in 1994, where he would spend the next 13 years with a Top Secret clearance and signing "numerous non-disclosure agreements," according to a DOJ press release.
According to court documents, in August 2012, Lee and his family left Hong Kong to return to the United States to live in northern Virginia. While traveling back to the United States, Lee and his family had hotel stays in Hawaii and Virginia. During each of the hotel stays, FBI agents conducted court-authorized searches of Lee’s room and luggage, and found that Lee was in unauthorized possession of materials relating to the national defense.
Specifically, agents found two small books containing handwritten notes that contained classified information, including but not limited to, true names and phone numbers of assets and covert CIA employees, operational notes from asset meetings, operational meeting locations and locations of covert facilities.
>>5556 Lee appeared in an New York courtroom Tuesday afternoon where he was ordered held without bail. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison if convicted. The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Lee, 53, served in the U.S. Army from 1982 through 1986 and worked for the CIA between 1994 and 2007 according to an affidavit filed by an FBI agent.
The FBI agent wrote that Lee and his family left Hong Kong in August 2012 to travel to northern Virginia. Along the way, they stayed in hotels where the FBI found the books.
The small books were discovered inside Lee’s luggage, sealed in a small clear plastic travel pack.
The handwritten information inside ranged in terms of classification, but the agent said at least one page contained top secret information, “the disclosure of which could cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the United States.” -Reuters
The FBI agent's affidavit also noted that classified cables written by Lee while he was a case officer describing his interactions with CIA informants corroborated what was found in the two books.
Lee was interviewed five times by the FBI according to Reuters, never disclosing that he had the books. He also met with former CIA colleagues around that time without returning the classified materials, said the Justice Department.
New figures released by the CDC reveals that America’s unhealthiest State – Mississippi – just so happens to have the highest vaccination rate in the country.
In a Daily Beast Op-ed, Paul Offit – one of the vaccine industry’s biggest cheerleaders – openly admits the new figures are ‘puzzling.’
How, Offit wonders, could the state of Mississippi, which has “the worst overall health in the nation,” have used standout “efficiency” to achieve over 99.4% vaccine coverage in kindergartners? Rather than seriously investigate this apparent enigma, Offit presents his ready-made answer and reveals his article’s true purpose. According to Paul Offit, Mississippi’s high vaccination rates are due to the state’s 1979 decision to make the government—rather than parents—the primary vaccine decision-maker for children.
Reflecting on the Mississippi Supreme Court’s 1979 elimination of that state’s religious exemption to vaccination, Offit applauds the Court’s position, stating, “If a parent harbors a religious belief that contradicts a basic tenant [sic] of modern medicine…the state has a right to protect the child from the irresponsible acts of the parent.” Offit—though a parent himself—tells readers that the state-determined “duty” to vaccinate supersedes other parental rights. In short, Offit appears to believe that coercion is the name of the game, openly admitting that he disapproves of the 47 states that still allow parents in the U.S. to take religious, moral or personal beliefs into account when making vaccine decisions on behalf of their children.
“The worst health in the nation”
According to the comprehensive state-by-state health rankings that Offit cites, Mississippi has remained squarely at the bottom of the nation’s overall health rankings for decades (Figure 1). The low ranking correlates, in part, with the state’s poverty statistics: one-third of Mississippi’s children live in poverty (the highest percentage of any state), and 87% of the state’s Medicaid enrollees are children. But from birth on, scattered health statistics suggest that Mississippi’s children and adolescents face other physical and mental health challenges as well. To cite some examples from the available data:
Mississippi’s infant mortality rate is more than twice as high (8.8 deaths per thousand live births) as New Hampshire’s (4.2 per 1000), which is the U.S. state with the highest health ranking. The percentage of low birthweight babies in Mississippi is also high—11.4% versus 6.9% in New Hampshire.
Asthma-related emergency department visits and hospital discharges are higher for children ages 0-4 than for any other pediatric or adult age group.
>>5553 I live in the suburbs and I have seen white people eat just as poorly as black people all the time. Parents taking their kids out to Taco Bell and McD's and Sonic. Shit, whole families getting twice baked pizzas and drinking it down with a 12 pack of soda.
Uhhhhhh! You have no clue seriously bad diet and unhealthy lifestyles is being directed against the population as a whole, do you?
This is not just about one 'inferior' race. This is about horrific health habits and those vaccines they pump people full of are full of toxins as well. It is very sad, but I must now restate my previous conclusion:
Health is all about the immune system. If you have a strong immune system, you can fight sickness without much intervention. If your immune system is weak, then you'll need medical attention and have a very hard time when falling ill (and you stand a better chance of falling ill with a weakened immune system.)
Why does Big Pharma lace the vaccines with poison?
By injecting you with laced toxins, they are weakening your immune system. By weakening your immune system, you need more help and services when you get sick. This makes Big Pharma more money! They will never admit this (because its a war crime by UN Geneva Convention Laws). But, like all other despots, they do it anyway, because they make profits when people are SICK... not the other way around.
Until Americans come to terms with these war crimes for profit, they will remain ignorant, sickly and die young, enjoying what stupidity has to offer while it lasts.
Here's some other facts about modern vaccines, it is a copypasta but a fucking good one:
Regardless of what your position on vaccinations is, any rational person cannot deny that the ingredients in vaccines are toxic. In fact, almost every single ingredient in any immunization is toxic to the human body. Besides the vitamins and minerals, nobody in their right mind would drink a concoction with any one or combination of most of the vaccine ingredients (and those vitamins and minerals they add are toxic, too). Most vaccinations are directly injected into our bodies, allowing the ingredients to directly enter the bloodstream, which rationally, seems like an even more dangerous approach.
Vaccine ingredients (adjuvants and preservatives) and substances used in the manufacturing process, including vaccine-production media that are present only in trace quantities, include: sucrose, fructose, dextrose, potassium phosphate, FD&C Yellow #6, aluminum lake dye, fetal bovine serum, sodium bicarbonate, monosodium glutamate, aluminum hydroxide, benzethonium chloride, lactose, aluminum potassium sulfate, peptone, bovine extract, formaldehyde, thimerosal, ammonium sulfate, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, bovine extract), calf serum, aluminum phosphate, aluminum hydroxphosphate sulfate, squalene and ethanol. Vaccinations also contain many inorganic minerals, vitamins, amino acids, salts, and sugars.
Much of the vaccine material will not leave the body without assistance, especially with a typical modern lifestyle and diet.
I have been archiving some good 'ol shows for a while and recently when I try uploading more videos, the page freezes and seems to block me from uploading. Yes, I changed VPN IP ranges, allow the scripts to run on this site, have DOM storage activated too.
Nothing seems to work anymore. What happened? Is /tv/ now blocking video uploads? It seems so.
>>8095 OK, heres an update with my current situation: mp4 still uploads and so do avi formats. mkv and m4v formats will not upload for some strange reason. I have not tested the webm format recently so I don't know about that.
I am sorry if I am incorrect accusing someone of blocking certain formats, it might just be some kind of glitch. I don't know. I tried allowing JS. I tried wiping out my browser cache, switching my VPN IP, all that... nothing seems to help.
I'll just be uploading different formats from now on.
"Intel engineers attended the same conferences as other company engineers, and read the same papers about performance enhancing strategies – so it is hard to believe they ignored the risky aspects. I bet they were instructed to ignore the risk," - deraadt
Holy smokes. He also thinks that way.
It's one of the (possibly) many backdoors from some security agency.
Doesn't this mean we now have a reliable way to hack just about any computer back to 1997? That is good news if there are any video game consoles that haven't been hacked yet. They should use this to crack all of the latest systems and get around any patches made to the PS3 or other old systems.
>>12213 Not the same guy, but, PS4 is not RISC, it's CISC, from what I know. I think xBox is CISC too.
Only PS3 used a Cell processor...
But Meltdown would only allow to get the memory, not to take over the "anti-cracking" system, because it probably needs a Sony server authentication.
It's a calm Saturday morning in August of next year. Suddenly, across the nation, 12,000 Tesla Model S sedans start up at the same time. They engage Tesla's vaunted autopilot feature and head out onto the road. Some of them make their way to local gas stations. Some to electrical substations. And then, as they approach, they accelerate to top speed. The explosions are fantastic as the Model S batteries rupture and spark fires, which ignite anything flammable in the area. The power grid in the Los Angeles area is brought down almost immediately. Hundreds of fires rage. America is under attack. This might sound like science fiction. It's not.
With 'cyber security' the first thing to understand is that the internet is ungovernable because locality is irrelevant and identity is shroudable. This is by design—it's the Internet—we're all supposed to be able to talk to everyone and it wasn't designed at the protocol level to require payment or identification.
Cyber criminals make mistakes and are arrested occasionally, but attacks can originate from states that do not cooperate with international institutions or foreign governments. And outside of the developed world there is often even less of a distinction between private individuals and state actors: A software security expert can work to enrich herself—or a criminal enterprise—one day and then work for their government’s intelligence service the next. This makes international cooperation even more difficult.
The second thing to recognize about cyber security is that attack is much easier than defense. Attackers can probe from multiple points, such as previously-hacked computers or servers rented with stolen credit card information. They can patiently try different strategies until they succeed. Talented attackers may first invent a new method of attack, then write software to scan servers or internet traffic to create a prioritized list of potentially vulnerable organizations, and only then begin systematically breaching them.
A defender, on the other hand, is a sitting target. Her application is public facing, with URLs, domains, and data centers that anyone can investigate. She has a consistent, detectable set of operating systems, software languages, and libraries that are as well understood by potential adversaries as they are by the in-house team that is responsible for managing them.
Tesla can't even send a satellite into orbit, and when they fail they blame it on everyone else! Yet their failures have costed taxpayers millions of dollars!
In any real free market, truly capitalist nation, this company would be shunned and discarded so fast it would make Musk run like a rabbit under fire! He'd be done for! The company would go bankrupt! There would be no subsidies! They fail, they lose, tough luck, they go bankrupt! And other companies - much better quality companies - would take over and get contracts! This whole damn country forgot what fair competition is! No one knows the meaning of competing for quality, competing to out-do one another! Worthless fiat currency has been flushed into this system and corrupted everything including our government! And now lives are at stake! And now national security is at stake! And now our whole country as we know it is at stake! And no one gives a damn anymore! So you got these spoiled companies that will burn everything down, destroy lives, wreck havok, and FAIL FAIL FAIL! And what do they get!? More fucking money!!!
Most of the previous individual tests of this same exact model have failed before. They never got everything straightened out or secured. I think someone even died in an accident, I don't know if Tesla was sued or handed out compensation or what happened. As far as I'm concerned this article is admitted duplicity. They know this will kill people, but they are going to do it anyway. And why not? They can pretty much get away with anything, there is no more sanity or justice or common sense in America to stop this anymore, so why not commit manslaughter against the gullible public?
I admit it. I was really gullible too. I could have sworn sanity and common sense would emerge out from the ashes after Trump was elected. I was wrong. The self-destruction of our nation continues as was planned. I will likely try to find a way to join a class-action lawsuit to sue Tesla for voluntarily manslaughter when shit gets wrecked and lives are taken away. Lets sue the fuckers out of existence.
Laurence D. Fink is the founder and chief executive of the enormous investment firm BlackRock, which manages in the neighborhood of $6 trillion of assets. That enormous hoard of financial assets–which it invests on behalf of individuals with 401(k) plans institutions such as pension funds, state and local governments, Fortune 500 companies, sovereign wealth funds, and college endowments–makes BlackRock the largest investor in the world. It gives BlackRock–and Fink himself–enormous sway in corporate boardrooms and the stock market.
Now Fink is deploying his financial clout by demanding business leaders adhere to a communist agenda. In his annual letter released Tuesday, Fink announced that BlackRock will require that companies make a “positive contribution to society” and “serve a social purpose.”
That doesn’t sound too bad when stated broadly. Although likely to irk capitalists who agree with the late economist Milton Friedman that the best social purpose a business can pursue is to maximize profits by selling products its customers want to buy, many Americans probably agree with the notion that corporations should consider how to contribute to society beyond creating jobs, making sales, and earning profits.
Unfortunately, Fink goes beyond calling for increased corporate responsibility. His letter makes it clear that he defines the act of making a contribution very narrowly. He wants companies to adopt left-wing policy goals in the name of corporate responsibility.
Companies must ask themselves: What role do we play in the community? How are we managing our impact on the environment? Are we working to create a diverse workforce? Are we adapting to technological change? Are we providing the retraining and opportunities that our employees and our business will need to adjust to an increasingly automated world? Are we using behaviorial financial and other tools to prepare workers for retirement, so that they invest in a way that will help them achieve their goals.
This reads like a checklist from the priorities of the left wing of the Democratic party? Environmentalism? Check. Diversity virtue signaling? Check. Retraining? Check. Jobs threatened by automation (but not immigration or trade)? Check.
The last point, about using behavioral financial tools to “prepare workers for retirement” is both a liberal talking point (the left loves the idea of using the lessons of ‘behavioral economics’ to nudge people into behaving in ways liberals think they should) and incredibly self-serving (since pushing workers to save more through 401(k)s is likely to push even more money into BlackRock’s coffers).
What’s missing from the list? Anything even vaguely conservative, #MAGA, or hinting of economic nationalism. There’s nothing about immigration and the legal duty not to hire illegal immigrants. Nothing about the displacement of workers from unfair trade practices. Nothing about opioid addiction that is devastating so many American families. Nothing about protecting free speech and the traditional of tolerating dissenting political views. No protection for religious freedom. There’s not even talk of working to rebuild America’s failing infrastructure.
In other words, Fink is not urging corporate America to evolve toward being more socially responsible. This isn’t about companies needing a “sense of purpose” that will benefit society. It’s about loading the dice in favor of the communist agenda that has ruined America and the middle class.
I am very glad and very lucky I am now retired and have withdrawn from my 401K. I intend to diversify even more of my savings OUTSIDE the dollar, my bet is Russia and China will be the next superpowers and America will decline to third world status and civil unrest, possibly civil war, becomes inevitable.
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.
>>5530 They want Americans dead. Thats the whole goal of deliberate destabilization is to purge Western culture and civilization and bring in captive third world races who know nothing about - nor care about - freedom of sovereignty.
The US govt elites want you dead. Never forget that.
>>5532 >but who really wants me dead? >corporate media? Hollywood? television? music? radio? >advertising? the economy? wall street? Goldman Sachs? >JPMorgan Chase? the Treasury Department? >the white house? Senate? Congress? the Supreme Court? >State, Justice, Defense and Treasury Departments? >the Group of Thirty? the Bilderberg Group? >the Trilateral Commission? >the Council on Foreign Relations? >who started the Federal Reserve? >the Defense Policy Board? Think Tanks? the Ivy League? >who are they exactly? >what majority? >why don't I look them all up?
>>5537 >>5536 Correct anons, all of those above you mentioned. And the corruption is bigger than most can even imagine. This entire system is rigged against us and the collusion runs deep. Slowly withdrawing yourself from the system, all the major institutions, and becoming self-sufficient and independent may be your only saving grace at this point.
I'm not saying you need to be a full blown basement dwelling NEET or anything. A man has to make a living, I understand. And you have to have money to properly prepare anyway. But if you want to survive you need to stop trusting the system and prepare accordingly and make sure you can survive when the access to modern luxuries we have today are cut off.
Also, stay away from fast food and big pharma. Two major industries used to cull the masses; profiting from sickness, addictions, dependency and later on unwanted intervention.
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.
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.
It not only makes me sad, but downright angry that something this BIG, this BAD, is being completely and utterly swept under the rug like nothing ever happened.
And the US govt and the US media have the NERVE, the audacity, to bitch about other countries censoring unwanted media!? FUCK YOU ASSHOLE HYPOCRITES! Look in the fucking mirror you hypocritical sacks of shit!
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.”
>>5524 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.
>>5525 The more bothersome part about this is that people think that you can eliminate fake news in general. Considering that we all have different view points and interpretation of what actually happened, the truth in this case is more or less subjective in a sense that it could be true to one person but false to another depending on the pretenses. That and like you said, if the government decides what's real and fake news, that probably won't end well.
Normally I do not condone censorship. However it has come to my attention spammers are posting very disgusting, repulsive images on certain boards and it comes up on the front page for all to see. Some of which is illegal, such as CP and animal cruelty.
I am politely suggesting that front page images should exclude a few boards such as /loli/ and /zoo/ and /pone/. The boards would still exist, but would not be able to tarnish the reputation of this website or disgust the average user.
Why should the owner allow pictures of naked children and crushed animal penises to be flaunted on the main page?
cp gets posted across the entire site you wont get rid of it by filtering boards. there are no boards on endchan that allow cp, its just simply getting spammed on almost every board. as far as filtering zoos images from the front page, yeah i could see that.
loli (2d not real children) is legal some places illegal others so yeah you could filter it too. i took a look at loli here and it desperately needs a cleanup, someone was using it to post links to periscope meaning that they were trying to distrubte livestreams of real little kids. the sticky on top of that board needs to be nuked.
and yeah, im sort of thinking you arent getting that its just a cp spammer as far as the child porn thats getting posted. you seem pretty fucking dumb.
>>8115 these boards are basically dead thats why their mods arent logging in more than the required once a week. monster has zero users go look if you dont believe me. the site needs more global janis who remove only illegal content. but theres not a lot of them it seems. you can't expect people to log in daily when no one posts on the board honestly.
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.
>>5527 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.
THIS IS NOW A META THREAD, ALL META POST GO IN HERE.
Merging all threads here
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/."
>>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.
>>5497 >>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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 'progressive' billionaire speculator George Soros has said he will ‘fight back’ against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism, whilst admitting that favoured globalist project the European Union is “on the verge of a breakdown”.
Wistfully writing that Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) once ‘epitomised the optimism about the spread of Western-style democracy’ after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Financial Times described the scrutiny the global progressive body is experiencing amidst a wave of patriotism and populism and the ‘wilting’ attraction of the leftist agenda.
Soros, alluding to the collapse of the USSR, told the left-liberal newspaper: “It’s déjà vu all over again with one big change — the dominant ideology in the world now is nationalism… It’s the EU that’s the institution that’s on the verge of a breakdown.
“And Russia is now the resurgent power, based on nationalism,” Soros said.
The open borders financier blames Russian hackers for attacks against him in 2016, and the country’s government blacklisted the OSF in 2015 for allegedly “endangering Russia’s constitutional system and national security”.
“I think you can say I’m quite lucky with my enemies,” Soros said. “It makes me feel more than ready to fight back and stand up for what is right.”
The Russian military has wiped out a subversive militant group, which shelled the Hmeymim airbase in Syria with mortars on December 31, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Friday.
According to the ministry, a special operation was held to spot and eliminate it. A group of Russian Special Operation Forces established the militants' location close to the western border of the Idlib province.
"When the terrorists arrived at the facility where they were to board a minibus, the whole subversive group was eliminated by the Krasnopol high-precision munition," the ministry said.
The Russian Defense Ministry added that all manpower and materiel of Russia’s multilevel military intelligence system in Syria had been involved in the operation.
Earlier reports said that a subversive militant group had shelled Hmeymim airbase on December 31, 2017, killing two Russian military servicemen.
Russia’s Krasnopol precision artillery munition has wiped out terrorists’ drone assembly and storage depot in the Syrian province of Idlib, according to the Defense Ministry.
"The Russian military reconnaissance has uncovered a terrorist fixed-wing drone assembly and storage place in the province of Idlib. The depot has been destroyed by the Krasnopol precision artillery munition," the Defense Ministry said.
The Russian Defense Ministry earlier reported that on January 6 militants in Syria had massively used UAVs for the first time when attacking Russia’s Hmeymim airbase and the naval supply base in Tartus. The attack was successfully repelled. Seven vehicles were shot down, and six were taken under control with the help of electronic warfare means.
The Defense Ministry said the solutions used by the militants had been obtained from a technologically advanced country. It warned of the risk of more such attacks in any other country around the world
>>5493 At this point I hope Russia wins the war in Syria. Assad did nothing wrong, and all the made up "gas attack" stories were proven to be pure bullshit. Damn CIA and Mossad just want to extract more resources and undermine other sovereign nations.
Goodbye Ritz Carlton. Saudi Arabia's billionaire prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, has been carted off to Al Ha'ir prison, south of Riyadh, after refusing to pay a reported $6 billion to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to secure his freedom, following a massive consolidation of power on November 4, 2017 in which over 300 princes, ministers and other elites were rounded up in an anti-corruption purge.
Sources told the Middle East Montior that nearly 60 detainees were transferred to the most high security prison in the Kingdom. The prisoners include Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal as Prince Turki Bin Abdullah and a number of government officials who refused to make the large financial payments for their release.
Among those arrested on allegations of corruption is Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the Saudi King's nephew who is worth more than $17bn according to Forbes, and owns stakes in Twitter, Lyft and Citigroup. According to a Daily Mail source, the crown prince had lulled Alwaleed into a false sense of security, inviting him to a meeting at his Al Yamamah palace, then sent officers to arrest him the night before the meeting.
'Suddenly at 2.45am all his guards were disarmed, the royal guards of MBS storm in,' said the source.
'He's dragged from his own bedroom in his pajamas, handcuffed, put in the back of an SUV, and interrogated like a criminal.
'They hung them upside down, just to send a message.
Purged princes and the like were taken to the Riydah Ritz Carlton Hotel, where they have reportedly been allowed to buy their freedom by giving up their billions in oil wealth for their lives.
As the Daily Mail reported in November, mercenaries purportedly employed by Academi - a successor to infamous US security contractor Blackwater, have been stringing up some of MBS’s “guests” at the Riyadh Ritz Carlton by their feet and savagely beating them during interrogations. The claims have spread rapidly on Arabic-language social media, and even Lebanon’s president Michel Aoun has accused MbS of using mercenaries.
Meanwhile, none of Prince Alwaleed's powerful friends appear to be coming to his defense.
>>5481 Also, two of those pics with Trump were with Bin Salman. Note that it was leaked that Trump helped aid Bin Salman with the massive elitist purge in Saudi Arabia via disclosed intelligence. You know those huge weapon arms sales to the Saudis? Turns out that was intended for Bin Salman all along, and when he met with Salman they together organized the plans for the coup.
Basically Trump's domestic political enemies were in bed with Saudi Arabia... and he knew the best way to start "draining the swamp" was to cut off a major source of their funding. It is well known Saudi Arabia was a brutal Islamic regime, which Bin Salman is helping turn around by granting more freedoms and cracking down on terrorists.
Not only that, but Salman is using austerity measures against the corrupt rich oligarchs which is quite ironic and humorous.
>>5488 Muslims are typically assholes, agreed. However, some are more civil and less corrupt than others. Bin Salman is a much better person to be in charge of Saudi Arabia than the other crony who was to be crowned next (Bin Nayef), a radical Muslim whom had covert connections to the CIA, Mossad and Islamic terrorism.
Frankly anything that brings down the corrupt international cabal brings a smile to my face. I don't care if its within Saudi Arabia, Israel, US, China or Russia. Mobsters and despots are criminals. Whether their corrupt Muslims, Jews, Christians or Satanists. Within government or not. Gangsters is what they are. Rich ass gangsters who don't give a flying fuck about you or me or any of us serf peasants.
As long as these kind of dickheads are brought down I will have a big smile on my face. Corruption needs to be punished, and you know what? It is very shocking that Saudi Arabia (of all places) is the one cracking down and cracking down real hard.
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For months now, we’ve been told that Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 missing emails were permanently erased and destroyed beyond recovery. But newly released FBI notes strongly suggest they still exist in several locations — and they could be recovered, if only someone would impanel a grand jury and seize them.
In a May interview with FBI agents, an executive with the Denver contractor that maintained Clinton’s private server revealed that an underling didn’t bleach-clean all her subpoenaed emails, just ones he stored in a data file he used to transfer the emails from the server to Clinton’s aides, who in turn sorted them for delivery to Congress.
The Platte River Networks executive, whose name was redacted from the interview report, said PRN tech Paul Combetta “created a ‘vehicle’ to transfer email files from the live mailboxes of [Clinton Executive Services Corp.] email accounts [and] then later used BleachBit software to shred the ‘vehicle,’ but the email content still existed in the live email accounts.”
Unless one of Clinton’s aides had the capability to log in to the PRN server as an administrator and remove a mailbox, her archived mailboxes more than likely still reside somewhere in that system. And they may also materialize on an internal “shared drive” that PRN created to control access to the Clinton email accounts among PRN employees. PRN has been under FBI order to preserve all emails and other evidence since the start of its investigation last year.
Clinton’s missing “personal” emails may also be captured on a Google server. According to FBI notes, Combetta “transferred all of the Clinton email content to a personal Google email address he created.” Only the FBI never subpoenaed Google to find out.
>>5503 Then there’s the laptop Combetta loaded with the Clinton email archive and allegedly shipped back to a Clinton aide in Washington, who claims it got “lost” in the mail. Not so fast: The latest FBI document dump includes a series of interviews with an unidentified former “special assistant” to Clinton at the State Department who said the elusive Apple MacBook laptop was actually “shipped to the Clinton Foundation in New York City.”
But in a June follow-up interview, FBI agents inexplicably left it up to this critical witness to “inquire about the shipment” with the foundation’s mailroom manager, who works in Rockefeller Center. The FBI still does not have the laptop in its possession.
It turns out that investigators also know the whereabouts of the original Apple server Clinton used in her first two months in office. Recovering that equipment is critical because it contains a mass of unseen emails from Jan. 21, 2009, to March 18, 2009 — a critical period in Clinton’s tenure at State. Witnesses say the equipment was not discarded, as first believed, but “repurposed” as a “work station” used by staff in Clinton’s Chappaqua residence.
Yet the FBI says it “was unable to obtain the original Apple server for a forensic review.” Instead of seizing it, the agency has taken Clinton’s aides’ and lawyers’ word that the server’s bereft of relevant emails. In fact, the agency confesses on Page 27 of its 47-page investigative case summary that it failed to recover other equipment and data as well: “The FBI’s inability to recover all server equipment and the lack of complete server log data for the relevant time period limited the FBI’s forensic analysis of the server systems. As a result, FBI cyber analysis relied, in large part, on witness statements.”
Congressional investigators say FBI Director James Comey in his year-long “investigation” didn’t even bother to send agents to search Clinton’s homes in Chappaqua or Washington, DC. Nor did he dispatch them to the offices of the Clinton Foundation or Clinton Executive Services Corp. in New York City.
“The Clinton residences and other locations should have been treated like any other criminal investigation — with federal grand jury subpoenas or search warrants issued by judges and served in the middle of the night,” said veteran FBI special agent Michael M. Biasello, who worked criminal cases out of New York and other field offices for 27 years.
“Never — I repeat, never — in my career have I or any FBI agent known to me investigated a criminal case without the use of a federal grand jury, grand jury subpoenas or search warrants,” he said. “It’s disgraceful they weren’t used in this case.”
The most damning evidence against Clinton may never have been actually destroyed. It was simply left untouched by the FBI.
Although the witch hunt against Trump may not seem to be related to the Clinton email scandle, one detail IS related. In both scandles, the FBI have illegally been colluding with the Clintons behind the scenes! This means the US federal govt is playing politics and have tried to cover up crimes by their own political affiliates!
No wonder the FBI's reputation is in the gutter right now.
Clay Haynes: “There’s teams dedicated to it… at least, three or four hundred people… they’re paid to look at d*ck pics.”
Pranay Singh, Twitter Engineer, Says “All your sex messages… d*ck pics… like, all the girls you’ve been f*cking around with, they’re are on my server now…”
“Everything you send is stored on my server… You can’t [delete it], it’s already on my server.”
Claims Twitter Stores Your Private Data to Sell to Advertisers, “They’ll make a virtual profile about you”
“You’re paying for the right to use our website with your data basically.”
“You leak way more information than you think… Like, if you go to Twitter for the first time, we have information about you.”
How Would You Protect People If This Power Fell Into the Wrong Hands? “You don’t,” Says Former Twitter Engineer Conrado Miranda, “There is no way.”
Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees view all of your private messages on their servers and analyze it to create a “virtual profile” of you which they sell to advertisers.
>>5500 The footage features four current Twitter software engineers–Conrado Miranda, Clay Haynes, Pranay Singh, and Mihai Alexandru Florea.
Haynes, who was featured in part one of the Twitter exposé, admitted in a January 6, 2018 meeting that Twitter has hired hundreds employees with the express purpose of looking at these “d*ck pics,” stating:
“There’s teams dedicated to it. I mean, we’re talking, we’re talking three or four… at least, three or four hundred people… Yes, they’re paid to look at d*ck pics.”
Haynes continues to elaborate that even he himself has seen these “d*ck pics”
“I’ve seen way more penises than I’ve ever wanted to see in my life.”
“That’s, yeah… You know, actually… This sounds horrible, but I’m actually glad and fortunate it’s just dicks, it’s just blow job pictures, it’s just that type of stuff.”
Pranay Singh, a Direct Messaging Engineer for Twitter corroborated Haynes claims in a meeting with a Project Veritas journalist on January 5, 2018:
“Everything you send is stored on my server… So all your sex messages and you, like, d*ck pics are on my server now…”
>>5501 Clay Haynes also expressed his discomfort for Twitter’s policy in a December 29, 2017 meeting:
“It is a creepy Big Brother. It’s like a level… I don’t want to say it freaks me out, but it disturbs me.”
When Haynes was asked if this type of private information could leak from Twitter, he had this to say:
“Oh yeah, and it’s a genie out of the bottle kind of thing after that point. You know? Sure, I can fire them. Heck, I could probably even sue them, in some cases. But, the genie’s already out of the bottle. Like, how do actually recoup costs… you can’t calculate the cost or the damage of that.”
“Twitter is aggressively harvesting your personal information and tracking your every movement, selling your virtual dossier to the highest bidder ” says Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe. “Even more alarming is that these Twitter employees don’t seem to think that they are the ‘biggest brother’ out there… We have more to come – stay tuned.”
It was the late 1990s when the real estate industry first started on its virtual path and began introducing property to a greater audience. The internet transformed the property business, from listing a home to researching real estate-specific topics like suburb profiles, agents, agencies and brokers. Now, Blockchain has presented a new frontier for revolutionizing the industry.
By design, Blockchain is immutable, secure and transparent. In other words, it cannot be stolen, duplicated or deceived. As such, it can streamline resource-intensive procedures and provide transparency — particularly in industries like real estate — while delivering efficient and trusted outcomes like rewarding consumers for their attention.
Real estate utilizes many unique and complicated processes. In its simplest form, the process of listing a property for sale includes: finding the right agent; valuation, appraisal and market estimation of the property; and the exchange of title deeds, among others. For each of these, the Blockchain can deliver a better alternative to traditional operations.
Most technology advancements since the internet's inception have been socially focused. Consumers are part of the overall business marketing solution — as seen with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others — which offers clear progress toward an open and transparent environment. However, beyond social media and amid exponential technological growth, a new movement to reward consumer involvement is underway: the Attention Economy.
The Attention Economy presents the unique idea that a person’s attention has a net value. It is a term that describes the commoditization of consumers’ attention, where users are rewarded for how long they remain invested in a product or service as well as for the extent of their contribution.
Interestingly, it only works in transparent environments. Blockchain is a technology that underpins this transparency and reward solution. And in the Blockchain world, the list of transparency improvements is endless.
In its simplest form, a Blockchain-driven ecosystem would empower the consumer to find a reliable and qualified agent or broker. Searching for a real estate agent would also provide the prospective seller a list of qualified agents as well as their relevant certifications and reviews.
Blockchain will bring positive changes to the future of real estate, and being part of the change is the most important thing companies can do now to ensure long-term success. Should the industry not willingly adapt to this new technology, it may just be forced to.
FaithLeaks, a young transparency organization focused on religious communities, published its first big trophy this week: a collection of 33 letters and documents from an internal investigation into alleged sexual abuse within a congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Like other whistle-blower organizations, FaithLeaks provides sources the ability to anonymously submit sensitive documents, which the site then posts publicly. FaithLeaks uses SecureDrop, an encrypted open-source system that is also used by media outlets including the New York Times and ProPublica. SecureDrop uses the anonymizing Tor network to facilitate submissions that leave no trace online. Founded by two former Mormons in November, FaithLeaks believes that “increased transparency within religious organizations results in fewer untruths, less corruption, and less abuse.”
The documents released this week span from 1999 to 2012, and they’re devastating. They include details about accusations by three women against one church member. The first case involves allegations made by the man’s adult daughter, who accused him of sexual and physical abuse that began when she was 5 years old. (Names have been redacted in all the FaithLeaks documents.) Another daughter and an unrelated woman later came forward to make abuse accusations against the same man; the second daughter said her father had begun to “fondle and touch” her at the age of 3, and began raping her at 8.
The first document, a detailed report from the local congregation to Jehovah’s Witness headquarters in Brooklyn, makes clear the church found the first accuser credible. “It certainly appears that these were real events,” the letter concludes. “It is our opinion that these allegations have substance.” But the documents that follow capture Jehovah’s Witness leaders’ attempts to deal with the accusations internally over many years, without intervention from the “worldly court of law”—that is, without going to the police. One of the documents describes an incident in which the accused man apparently violated a restraining order against one of the alleged victims; church leaders criticized her husband for calling the police at the time, accusing him of “bypassing theocratic organization because of his personal feelings.” Church leaders revoked some privileges from the accused man and even excommunicated him, but he was reinstated after only a year.
The founders of FaithLeaks hope to shed light on corruption and cover-ups within other religious communities going forward. “Our goal is to reduce the amount of deception and untruths and unethical behaviors that exist in some facets of religion,” Ryan McKnight told Religion News Service. “If someone is in possession of documents they feel deserve to be made public, we’re simply here to help facilitate that.” McKnight and his co-founder, Ethan Dodge, say they are particularly interested in documents related to finances, congregational policies and procedures, and information on sex-abuse settlements.
Funny story, I used to have Jehovah’s Witnesses ring my doorbell every once in a while peddling their local magazines. Many of the women were pretty ugly, but one of them was pretty cute. I always was happy to see her even though I was never very religious at that time. I really wanted to bang her too, but never got around to it in time, and kinda regret that I hesitated, haven't seen her in years.
Albert Einstein is broadly credited with saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. By that definition, the entire healthcare profession of most of the developed world is insane. Why else would they continue to insist, year after year, that people be vaccinated against the flu, when year after year, the vaccine proves to be ineffective?
The U.K.’s Daily Mail recently reported that this year’s flu vaccine (unsurprisingly) is targeted at the wrong strains, and that the thousands of people who have already received the shot have wasted their own time and the government’s money.
U.S. publications, including The New York Times, are reporting that we are experiencing the same problem on this side of the pond.
The Times reported:
This year’s flu season is shaping up to be a bad one. Much of the country endured a bitterly cold stretch, causing more people to be crowded together inside. The strain that has been most pervasive, H3N2, is nastier than most. And, we’re being told, the vaccine this year is particularly ineffective.
Of course, The Times immediately went on to stress that people should still get the flu shot, but then they would do that, because they seem to echo whatever Big Pharma – and its advertising dollars – want them to say.
The Mail reported that Public Health England (PHE) has officially announced that the trivalent vaccine, which is supposed to prevent one “B” strain and two “A” strains of the flu, is ineffective against this year’s two most prevalent and virulent strains: The B/Yamagata type, and H3N2, a particularly aggressive strain known as “Aussie flu.”
Between them, these two strains have placed immense strain on the resources of the U.K.’s already overburdened National Health Service (NHS).
Ambulances have recorded long delays, while A&E staff have been so busy dealing with flu patients in their casualty units, that they have been unable to transfer other patients from ambulances in order to receive care.
I find this funny because the only vaccines I ever had was when I got them as a kid growing up. I never took any vaccine as an adult and I hardly ever get sick. Haven't had the flu for over 10 years, and at that time I recovered in a few days after resting and eating some chicken noodle soup. No big deal. Fuck those toxic vaccines and their shills.
Health is all about the immune system. If you have a strong immune system, you can fight sickness without much intervention. If your immune system is weak, then you'll need medical attention and have a very hard time when falling ill (and you stand a better chance of falling ill with a weakened immune system.)
Why does Big Pharma lace the vaccines with poison?
By injecting you with laced toxins, they are weakening your immune system. By weakening your immune system, you need more help and services when you get sick. This makes Big Pharma more money! They will never admit this (because its a war crime by UN Geneva Convention Laws). But, like all other despots, they do it anyway, because they make profits when people are SICK... not the other way around.
Until Americans come to terms with these war crimes for profit, they will remain ignorant, sickly and die young, enjoying what stupidity has to offer while it lasts.
Greece is curbing the power of sharia courts that operate in the northern region of the country.
The new law (paywall), which prime minister Alexis Tsipras described as a “historic step,” gives Greek Muslims the option to take civil cases to Greek courts instead. The law restricts the application of religious law in the country, which according to Tsipras “broadens and deepens equality before the law to all Greeks.” Greece is home to some 100,000 Muslims.
Sharia law has applied to Thrace, a poor northern region home to most of Greek’s Muslim minority, for close to a century. This is down to the 1920 treaty of Sevres, following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, sparking population movements between Greece and Turkey; and the 1923 treaty of Lausanne, which recognized the boundary of modern Turkey. The treaties required that Islamic customs and Islamic religious law apply to thousands of Muslims who remained in Greece and suddenly became Greek citizens.
There are some simmering tensions between Turkey and Greece on the latter’s small Muslim community. Turkey calls the Muslim residents in Thrace the “Turkish minority,” but Greece continues to challenge the use of that term, accusing Turkey of attempting to meddle in domestic disputes.
The Greek parliament was forced to respond to the issue after a complaint was filed by a 67-year-old widow, Hatijah Molla Salli. The court case was about an inheritance dispute between Salli and her deceased husband’s relatives. Salli claimed the inheritance (paywall) that her husband left her in a will drafted by a Greek lawyer before he died. Her husband’s family disputed this and complained to the local mufti (an Islamic cleric), arguing that under Sharia law, Muslims were not allowed to have wills. Salli initially won her case after appealing to Greek secular justice, but the decision was reversed by the Greek Supreme Court in 2013, which ruled that only a mufti had the power to resolve Muslim inheritance rights. Salli then took her case to the European Supreme Court.
The former UKIP boss warned that Britain's historic decision to leave the EU could be vulnerable to establishment-backed campaigns and a cabal of Europhile dictators.
The warning came as a group of leading economists warned that failing to strike a deal with Britain could cost the EU £500bn.
The former UKIP boss said that Britain's decision to leave the EU could be vulnerable to establishment-backed campaigns and a cabal of Europhile MPs.He told The Observer: "The Remain side are making all the running.
“They have a majority in parliament, and unless we get ourselves organised we could lose the historic victory that was Brexit.
“The Leave groups need to regather and regroup, because Remain is making all the arguments.
"After we won the referendum, we closed the doors and stopped making the argument.
“We no longer have a majority in parliament. I think we would lose the vote in parliament."
He said: “What is for certain is that the Cleggs the Blairs will never ever, ever give up. They will go on whinging and whining and moaning all the way through this process."
“Speak to My enemies, the Federal Court judges. Oh the damnation and torment in store for them who issue evil rulings in the Evil Empire of Satan! Oh how My wrath burns against them who abuse My children and babies, and allow them to be cruelly sacrificed on altars of women’s rights at abortion clinics nationwide! Oh how I will punish them eternally with My vindictive anger and rage and justice for all eternity for every drop of babies blood shed by them in their evil rulings of sin in their service to Satan! Oh how My wrath abounds and exceeds all containment; it bursts into the universe as flames of supernovae explosions! And that is just a fragment of the fury in store for those workers on iniquity and Satan! Oh how My wrath and fury of fire flares out into the world! Like a thief I will arrive at the judges’ homes in darkest night, and there they will be slain by My righteous anger by the swift Sword of the LORD that proceeds out of My mouth, My son. Oh the torments laid up for all who slay My children and infants in the womb; all Federal Judges and workers of infanticide in My abortion clinics shall be rounded up like tassels of wheat and tied up and cast into My Furnace of Fire, and there they shall be for all eternity, My son, weeping and wailing for all eternity, floating on the Lake of Fire in bundles, where their worm never dies, and the fury of fire never ceases! Oh the eternal misery of all the workers of iniquity in the abortion industry, all Federal Judges who abuse My children at night, and issue rulings allowing their extermination by day. Oh how My wrath flares out against them, the God of Wrath and Judgment has spoken against them!” Amen! ________
O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see? He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know? The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it. Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off. Psalm 94
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. Daniel 7:9-10
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:6-10
The blood-soaked body of a private detective who linked John and Tony Podesta to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has been found at a mansion in Surrey, England.
Mystery surrounds the death of Washington D.C. based Kevin Halligen, 56, who presented himself as a ‘cloak-and-dagger, James Bond-style spy’ who took on the most difficult cases. Surrey Police confirmed Saturday that a probe has been launched into his death.
FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED
Kevin Halligen took over the private investigation into the Madeleine McCann case in May 2008 and was responsible for linking John and Tony Podesta to the disappearance of the 3-year-old girl in Portugal, sparking frenzied speculation that the brothers, both high-level Democratic Party operatives, were responsible for her murder.
The 56-year-old detective and his partner Henri Exton were responsible for the two e-fit sketches, that were released in the search for the Madeline McCann abductor(s), and which bore more than a passing resemblance to John and Tony Podesta.
Kevin Halligen’s investigative work into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann revealed that one of the men pictured in the e-fit sketches was seen carrying a young child that resembled the 3-year-old child on a beach in Praia da Luz, Portugal, a popular beach holiday location where Halligen also proved the Podesta brothers were holidaying at the time.
HALLIGAN HAD ‘DIRT’ ON THE PODESTAS
Mainstream media attempted to convince everyone that it was a co-incidence. However the 56-year-old private detective knew more about the Podesta brothers and their secrets than many initially assumed. The British investigator was D.C. based, and worked for Oakley International, an intelligence operation that considered the Podesta Group to be its natural enemy.
Oakley International was based out of 2550 M Street, NW, Washington, DC. This address is also the office of Patton Boggs, Washington’s most politically-connected law firm and lobbyist organization. When Halligan first moved to D.C. in 2005, he hired Patton Boggs to help set up his new business.
>>5477 So there is no question Halligen knew about the Podestas and their reputation. Why did he link them to Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in Portugal? What dirt did Halligan have on the two powerful Democratic operatives?
Why did Kevin Halligen, hired by the McCann’s to investigate their daughter’s disappearance, produce e-fits closely resembling (beyond reasonable doubt) his client’s (Patton Boggs) biggest rivals?
Who persuaded – and why – Gerry and Kate McCann to put their faith in a random Washington DC-based private detective, and pay him $500,000, after he reached out to them telling them he could find their daughter?
And why was Gerry McCann pictured laughing and joking his way around Washington D.C., in July 2007 (less than three months after his daughter Madeleine disappeared), lobbying statesmen on child trafficking, kissing Laura Bush’s dog, and generally enjoying the limelight?
Kevin Halligen’s blood-soaked death in Surrey, England this week stinks to high heaven. The man who linked the Podestas to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann appears to have paid the ultimate price for something he did during his 56 years on this earth. Many believe linking the powerful Podestas to the disappearance of the 3-year-old was the moment he signed his death warrant.
The Department of Homeland Security announced Saturday it would resume processing renewal applications for young undocumented immigrants seeking protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
The Trump administration announced in September that it would eliminate DACA, which protects people who were illegally brought to the United States as children — so-called Dreamers — from being deported. The administration said at the time it did not have the authority to administer the program and it was up to Congress to make it law.
But on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco ruled that the Trump administration's decision to eliminate DACA was based on a shoddy legal argument and called the move "arbitrary" and "capricious."
Ruling in favor of the University of California, Alsup ordered the government to resume DACA renewal applications while challenges to the September order work their way through the courts.
The White House and President Donald Trump initially blasted the decision. But in a statement Saturday, DHS said: "Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017."
Why not refuse to pass the next budget? This is what I would do, shut them all down. They can't process renewals if their shut down, can they?
Also, fuck what a commifornian court claims! DACA is a fucking Executive Order by Obama - NOT a constitutional right or a law! POTUS - ANY POTUS - has the right to remove or change ANY Executive Order!