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__***US Drops 'Mother Of All Bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan***__
*THE DAILY WIRE*
On Thursday morning, the United States military announced that it had dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, often called the Mother Of All Bombs, on ISIS in Afghanistan. It’s the largest non-nuclear bomb in the American arsenal. CNN describes the weapon:
*A MOAB is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition that is America's most
powerful non-nuclear bomb. The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft,
operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, according to the military
sources. They said the target was an ISIS tunnel and cave complex as well as
personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.*
The left is immediately suggesting that this is another Trumpian “distraction” from low approval ratings and confusion in Syria – that he needed something spectacular to distract the media from its focus on supposed chaos inside the Trump administration. The right is celebrating Trump’s supposed willingness to take war to the next level against our enemies – why didn’t Obama use the MOAB?
Dropping the MOAB represents the second major show of force in two weeks for the Trump administration, which launched nearly 60 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase after an Assad gas attack; the Trump administration has also moved a US aircraft carrier into proximity of North Korea. Trump’s credibility on willingness to use military force remains strong, even if his credibility on willingness to escalate to full-scale war remains in doubt.
__***Chechens tell of prison beatings and electric shocks in anti-gay purge: ‘They called us animals’ ***__
Up to several hundred gay men are feared to have been rounded up and some killed in ultra-conservative Russian republic.
At least once a day, Adam’s captors attached metal clamps to his fingers and toes. One of the men then cranked a handle on a machine to which the clamps were linked with wires, and sent powerful electric shocks through his body. If he managed not to scream, others would join in, beating him with wooden sticks or metal rods.
Alvi Karimov, spokesman for Kadyrov, has denounced the reports of anti-gay operations in Chechnya as “absolute lies and disinformation”, insisting that there are no gay people in Chechnya to round up. “You cannot detain and persecute people who simply do not exist in the republic,” he told Interfax news agency.
He added: “If there were such people in Chechnya, the law-enforcement organs wouldn’t need to have anything to do with them because their relatives would send them somewhere from which there is no returning.”
__***Trump signs bill targeting funding for abortion providers***__
President Trump on Thursday signed a bill to nix an Obama-era rule that blocked states from defunding healthcare providers for political reasons.
Republicans argue that reversing the rule gives states the power to decide how they want to distribute Title X funding, while Democrats say it's just another push to hurt Planned Parenthood.
The GOP's ObamaCare repeal plan includes defunding Planned Parenthood for a year by blocking Medicaid reimbursements to the organization.
In a statement, Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens called Trump's action the "latest example" of politicians making it harder for people to access healthcare.
"Planned Parenthood strongly opposes President Trump’s willingness to undermine millions of women’s access to birth control through the Title X family planning program," she said.
__***Marine Le Pen's campaign HQ target of 'arson attack' ***__
Marine Le Pen's campaign headquarters were targeted in an arson attack, causing minor damage to the building and prompting the Front National candidate to blame leftist groups.
Firefighters were called around 2.40am to the ground floor offices of an insurance company on the upmarket Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore in central Paris.
A fire service spokesman said the fire was "quickly brought under control".
A group calling itself Fight Xenophobia contacted AFP to claim the attack, which it said was carried out with "Molotov cocktails".
The caller, who refused to give a name, also claimed to have carried out a similar attack on a far-right newspaper and said the action would continue until the election.
The FN's security service said it has been calling for "static surveillance" in front of the building. "They (the police) refused," a party source claimed, despite the fact that the FN has been designated as a "choice target" by Islamist groups.
__***U.S. judges pulled from Mexico border as crossings by women, children fall***__
Two U.S. immigration judges recently sent to the Mexico border to process asylum requests from migrant women and children are being recalled as they have so few cases to hear, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The number of parents and children apprehended at the U.S. Mexico border in March dropped to just over 1,000, a 93 percent fall from December, the Department of Homeland Security reported last week.
The decline follows Trump's harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration and policies which classify almost all illegal migrants as subject to deportation.
Dilley, which held 1,499 women and children on Jan. 14, held only 259 on March 30. Karnes held 546 women and children on Jan. 14, but only 87 on March 30, according to a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The judges deployed to the border left behind scheduled hearings in their home courts. As of early March, immigration courts were weighed down by a record backlog of more than 542,000 cases.
__***Former Clinton State Dept Employee Arrested – Concealed Numerous Foreign Intelligence Contacts***__
*THE WASHINGTON STANDARD*
State Department employee Candace Marie Claiborne is facing charges of obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents, according to a federal complaint that was unsealed at the end of March.
According to a statement by the Justice Department:
*Despite such a requirement, the affidavit alleges, Claiborne failed to report repeated contacts with two intelligence agents of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), even though these agents provided tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits to Claiborne and her family over five years. According to the affidavit, the gifts and benefits included cash wired to Claiborne’s USAA account, an Apple iPhone and laptop computer, Chinese New Year’s gifts, meals, international travel and vacations, tuition at a Chinese fashion school, a fully furnished apartment, and a monthly stipend. Some of these gifts and benefits were provided directly to Claiborne, the affidavit alleges, while others were provided through a co-conspirator.*
If convicted, Claiborne is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for obstructing an official proceeding and five years for making false statements to the FBI.
***Twice Deported Illegal Immigrant Charged for Allegedly Molesting Minor at Day Care***
A previously deported illegal immigrant with a prior felony conviction was charged for allegedly abusing a young girl sexually.
Law enforcement officials say that Oscar Perez Rangel, 40, sexually abused a 12-year-old girl at an in-home daycare where he lived with his girlfriend who operated the business, according to FOX 5.
Rangel was arrested at the home on Friday after investigators received information about the alleged abuse on March 28.
The alleged sexual incidents occurred between October and December 2016. Rangel has been charged with three counts of felony animate sexual penetration and two counts of felony aggravated sexual battery.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed a detainer on Rangel shortly after the charging. His prior felony conviction stems from an attempted robbery with a firearm in June 2003.
After serving time in prison, he was released in July 2009 and was deported to Mexico. He re-appeared in the United States in 2011 using a different name and was arrested and sentenced to two years in prison and was later deported.
The daycare was licensed and operating legally until Monday.
Putin Backs Down: Meets Tillerson amid Heightened U.S.-Russia Tensions
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday, despite reports that the Kremlin leader had refused a face-to-face meeting with the top American diplomat, reveal various Russian state media outlets.
“Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting US Secretary of State Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister [Sergey] Lavrov at the Kremlin,” said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, on Wednesday, without elaborating on what they would discuss.
“We have not announced any such meetings and right now there is no meeting with Tillerson in the president’s diary,” Peskov told reporters on Monday, dismissing the potential for such a meeting. He added that “returning to pseudo-attempts to resolve the crisis by repeating mantras that Assad must step down cannot help sort things out,” suggesting a meeting between Tillerson and Putin would be unproductive given the current political climate.
The revelation comes on the heels of Russian President Putin declaring that U.S.-Russian relations have worsened under American President Donald Trump’s watch.
“It can be said that the level of trust at the working level, especially at the military level, has not become better but most likely has degraded,” President Putin told a Russian state television channel.
Before meeting with Putin, Tillerson held discussions with his counterpart Lavrov. Secretary Tillerson arrived in Moscow on Tuesday, becoming first Trump official to visit Russia.
President Putin presented Secretary Tillerson with the Russian Order of Friendship award in 2013.
is not shit victory
__***Kim Jong-un orders 600,000 out of Pyongyang***__
*KOREA JOONGANG DAILY*
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently ordered the deportation of nearly 600,000 Pyongyang residents to the suburbs, a local source told the JoongAng Ilbo Monday.
The deportation represents one-fourth of Pyongyang’s current population of 2.6 million. It is not known when they will be forced to move or to where.
“Population control was the pretext of the latest order,” said the source, who asked for anonymity, “but in reality, the purpose is to ‘purify’ the North Korean capital and allow only the loyal elite class to live there.”
Among those who were chosen by authorities to move are people whose relatives defected to South Korea, had been jailed in a prison camp, used drugs or counterfeit money, and produced, distributed or sold pirated films from the South.
__***Leaked Docs Show How Soros Spends Big To Keep Populists Out Of Power In Europe***__
*THE DAILY CALLER*
Leaked documents from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations reveal how Soros works to defeat populist candidates and movements in Europe.
Through advocacy efforts, education campaigns and media influencing projects, Soros does his best to affect electoral outcomes around the globe in support of his open borders worldview.
The stated aim of the workshop was to “trigger a change of attitude amongst journalists and media practitioners so that they will report about the EU in a way that does not directly promote the cause of these movements.”
Only a handful of outlets, led by The Daily Caller, covered the leaks, which revealed: OSF secretly paid staffers to Moldova’s pro-EU prime minister — funneled the money through a German nonprofit in order to skirt Moldovan laws; OSF funded opposition research on critics of radical Islam; OSF tried to influence Supreme Court rulings with well-funded PR campaigns; and an OSF-funded campaign to influence Pope Francis, among other things.
***North Korea says it 'will go to war' if US provokes it***
North Korea "will go to war" if the US chooses to provoke it, the country's Vice Foreign Minister says.
He said the US and President Donald Trump were making trouble in the region by moving an aircraft carrier strike group into Korean waters and participating in its largest-ever joint military exercises with South Korea.
Mr Han said that in the face of such actions, North Korea would "go to war if they choose".
*He also said the country would continue developing its nuclear program and conduct its next nuclear test whenever its leaders saw fit.*
__***Hidden Loopholes Allow FBI Agents to Infiltrate Political and Religious Groups***__
Using loopholes it has kept secret for years, the FBI can in certain circumstances bypass its own rules in order to send undercover agents or informants into political and religious organizations, as well as schools, clubs, and businesses.
They are detailed in a mammoth document obtained by The Intercept, an uncensored version of the bureau’s governing rulebook, the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide, or DIOG.
The FBI insists that supervisors regularly review agents’ work to make sure these exceptions aren’t being misused, and that the extra steps and approvals detailed in the guide are proof that the bureau has voluntarily limited its authorities beyond what it believes to be the legal minimum.
An FBI spokesperson said that a provision in the DIOG encourages agents to err on the side of considering something sensitive if there is any doubt.
But civil rights groups still worry that the FBI has made use of precisely these kinds of loopholes, silently undermining cherished freedoms enshrined after a dark chapter of FBI history: the COINTELPRO program in the 1950s and ’60s, when the FBI spied on, harassed, and tried to discredit leftists, civil rights leaders, and anti-war protestors.
__***First Reports Coming Out of Afghanistan: MOAB Killed 100 ISIS Fighters***__
*INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW*
On Thursday, President Donald Trump authorized the U.S. military to drop a 21,000-pound bomb on ISIS in Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan.
There are currently no reports from the Department of Defense regarding casualties or damage. But Independent Journal Review spoke to Ahmad Wali Sarhadi, a freelance journalist based out of Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Sarhadi gave us a report from the local officials in Nangarhar:
*"Yeah, I am on the line with local officials of Nangarhar. They say a big complex of ISIS has been destroyed by the dropping of the bomb from the U.S.!*
*ISIS's biggest complex in Afghanistan is destroyed. They say more than 100 ISIS members are killed. The casualties may get higher."*
While other information on the attack will surface in the coming hours, this is one of the first reports on known casualties.
According to this initial casualty estimate, this would be one of the most effective military strikes against ISIS yet.
***WikiLeaks releases ‘Hive’, latest in #Vault7 series***
WikiLeaks has released ‘Hive’, the fifth installment in a series of leaks exposing alleged CIA hacking techniques known as ‘Vault 7’. The latest batch consists of six documents.
__***Protesters Make Obscene Gesture at Victims of Communism Memorial***__
*THE DAILY SIGNAL*
In late March, a group of protesters staged a demonstration at a memorial dedicated to victims of communist regimes by raising their middle fingers toward it.
The group gathered at the Victims of Communism Memorial in the District of Columbia and proceeded to broadcast their obscene gesture against the statue on Twitter. According to The Federalist, the small protest was part of a larger one held against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s conference—a pro-Israel gathering.
The Daily Signal contacted the protester who posted the photo, and the individual rejected the opportunity to comment.
The memorial was opened on the 20th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s Brandenburg Gate speech against the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall, in which he said, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” President George W. Bush dedicated the statue.
According to the Victims of Communism website, private funds were raised to pay for the memorial and it was designed to look similar to the “Goddess of Democracy” statue erected by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, during their bloody protest against the Chinese government.
Etched into the front of the memorial is the dedication, “To the more than one hundred million victims of communism and to those who love liberty.” The back inscription says, “To the freedom and independence of all captive nations and peoples.”
__***Jewnited Airlines treating their customers like animals***__
*http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/video-shows-guards-dragging-passenger-off-united-flight-46702283* (ABC News)
Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, but United's CEO defended his employees, saying they followed proper procedures and had no choice but to call authorities and remove the man.
As the flight waited to depart from Chicago's O'Hare Airport, officers could be seen grabbing the screaming man from a window seat, pulling him across the armrest and dragging him down the aisle by his arms. United was trying to make room for four employees of a partner airline on the Sunday evening flight to Louisville, Kentucky.
Other passengers on Sunday night's United Express Flight 3411 are heard saying, "Please, my God," ''What are you doing?" ''This is wrong," ''Look at what you did to him" and "Busted his lip."
Passenger Audra D. Bridges posted the video on Facebook. Her husband, Tyler Bridges, said United offered $400 and then $800 vouchers and a hotel stay for volunteers to give up their seats. When no one volunteered, a United manager came on the plane and announced that passengers would be chosen at random.
"We almost felt like we were being taken hostage," Tyler Bridges said. "We were stuck there. You can't do anything as a traveler. You're relying on the airline."
__***Furry Faggot Meet-Up cancelled amid tax-evasion scandal***__
*http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/amid-allegations-of-unpaid-taxes-neo-nazism-and-sex-offender-denver-furry-convention-canceled* (The Denver Channel)
DENVER – Fur is flying between different sects of a niche community of Coloradans over allegations of neo-Nazism, unpaid taxes and fake legal threats that has led to the cancellation of the popular annual “furry” convention in Denver.
The journey down the furry wormhole started with a tweet Monday night from JJ MacNab, a Forbes writer who covers anti-government extremism.
But before getting into the rest of the story, let’s try and clear up exactly what a furry is – though even that is open to interpretation.
The Furry Writers’ Guild website, which says it is “supporting, informing, elevating, and promoting quality anthropomorphic fiction and its creators,” says furries, furs and furry fandom are “a fan community focused on appreciation of anthropomorphic animal characters (animals given human traits/characteristics.)”
But in the next paragraph on the site, it says, “If you ask ten people in the fandom for a definition of furry, you’re likely to wind up with eleven different answers.”
A Google search brings up the definition of: “An enthusiast for animal characters with human characteristics, in particular a person who dresses up in costume as such a character or uses one as an avatar online.”
Group angers other furries over hotel block, online posts
As it turns out, Colorado has a relatively-large furry population. They have gathered recently at a Fort Collins St. Patrick’s Day celebration and on an Arvada trail run. A meetup involving furries, called a “furmeet” within the community, took place in Boulder on April 1.
__***Syrian Leader Assad dismisses chemical attack as Jewish lies***__
*http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39588876* (Big Black Cocks (BBC) News)
In an exclusive video interview with AFP news agency, he said "there was no order to make any attack".
More than 80 people were killed in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April, and hundreds suffered symptoms consistent with a nerve agent.
Witnesses said they saw warplanes attack the town but Russia says a rebel depot of chemical munitions was hit.
Shocking footage showed victims - many of them children - convulsing and foaming at the mouth. Sufferers were taken to hospitals across the border in Turkey.
__***Anti-Defamation League CEO Offers Holocaust Education Session to Spicer at a Bargain Price***___
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has repeatedly apologized for his Hitler gaffe this week, but the head of the Anti-Defamation League tweeted today that he has sent a letter to Spicer offering him a “Holocaust education session.”
During Tuesday’s press briefing, as he was talking about Syria, Spicer said that Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” His multiple follow-ups explaining the remark didn’t help, and he ended up apologizing.
(((Greenblatt))) actually offers to educate Spicer (and others) about that history:
*ADL would be happy to conduct one of these trainings at your convenience for you, your staff,
and anyone at the White House who may need to learn more about the Holocaust. We know you
are very busy, but we believe a few hours learning this history will help you understand where you
went wrong and prevent you from making these mistakes in the future.*
__***Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers***__
*Children as young as four are suffering from mental health problems such as panic attacks, anxiety and depression, says a teachers' union.
Almost all of the 2,000 who responded to an NASUWT survey said they had come into contact with mentally ill pupils.
Members of the teachers' union suggest schools are struggling to access enough support to deal with the issue.
The Department for Education said it was investing £1.4bn to ensure all children get the help they need.
The NASUWT teachers' union is highlighting the problem at its annual conference in Manchester this weekend and it will also warn of problems with school funding.
The survey found:
98% of teachers said they had come into contact with pupils who were experiencing mental health issues.
They were most likely to be teenagers, with more than half of teachers saying they had seen issues in 14 to 16-year-olds.
But nearly a fifth (18%) of those surveyed by the union said they had been in contact with four to seven-year-olds showing mental health issues while more than a third (35%) had seen problems in youngsters aged seven to 11.
Nine in 10 said they had experienced a pupil of any age suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, while 79% were aware of a pupil suffering from depression and 64% knew of a youngster who was self-harming.*
proof we are well and truely fucked
***WATCH SOME SANDNIGGERS GET BTFO BY A BIGASS BOMB***
__***‘Charging Bull’ Sculptor Says ‘Fearless Girl’ Violates His Rights***__
The sculptor of Wall Street's iconic "Charging Bull" statue says New York City has violated his legal rights with the placement of "Fearless Girl," a statue of a young girl that has been staring down his creation since International Women's Day on March 8.
Artist Arturo Di Modica and his lawyers argued at a press conference in New York City on Wednesday that the placement of the statue was copyright infringement and distorted the meaning of his sculpture.
Di Modica at times became emotional during a press conference, and said the bull's message was supposed to be "freedom in the world, peace, strength, power and love."
"In our opinion, a deliberate choice was made to exploit and to appropriate the 'Charging Bull' through the placement of 'Fearless Girl,'" attorney Norman Siegel said at the press conference.
Siegel said they believed the artist's rights had been violated as a result of placing the statue of the girl "directly across from the 'Charging Bull,'" without Di Modica's permission.
__***Public University’s ‘Diversity Training’: Expecting People To Show Up On Time Is Racist***__
*THE DAILY CALLER*
The taxpayer-funded school in South Carolina purchased the online training materials from an outside vendor, reports Campus Reform.
The training materials are a series of slides depicting scenarios with fictional characters.
One slide features a guy named Alejandro who plans a meeting between two groups. Each group contains foreign professors and students. One group shows up 15 minutes early. The second group shows up 10 minutes late.
The “inclusive” thing for Alejandro to do, the taxpayer-funded diversity materials instruct Clemson professors, is to “recognize cultural differences that may impact the meeting and adjust accordingly.” Alejandro must understand “that his cultural perspective regarding time is neither more nor less valid than any other.”
__***‘Stop being racist to Muslims or die,’ hackers tell far-right group Britain First ***__
The website and social media accounts of Britain First have been hacked and the group’s far-right supporters warned that they had better “stop being racist to Muslims” or they will die.
Unnamed hackers took over Britain First leader Paul Golding’s personal website and Twitter account, swapping his bio for the words “racist f****** chav.” His personal details, including his home address, were also divulged online.
“Several bombs will detonate and those who will march be dead (sic),” the plain text said, adding that “whoever goes to the march will die.”
Britain First has been banned from entering any mosque in the country, after a series of harassment cases were launched against their “mosque invasions.” The group claims to oppose the “Islamification of Britain.”
The Metropolitan Police is now investigating the hack, according to the Independent. Britain First refused to comment to the paper.
__***Emperor Trump drops the Mother of All Bombs on ISIS Mudslimes in Afghanistan***__
*https://www.rt.com/news/384714-moab-kills-militants-afghanistan/* (Russia Today)
In President Trump’s latest military move since striking Syria, the US’ most powerful conventional bomb was dropped on a suspected Islamic State hideout in Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B killed up to 36 presumed terrorists, the Afghan Defense Ministry said.
The 10-ton bomb, dubbed ‘mother of all bombs’, was dropped from a MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, which borders Pakistan. According to the Pentagon, it targeted a network of caves and tunnels where Islamic State (IS, Daesh, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters were hiding.
“No civilian has been hurt and only the base, which Daesh used to launch attacks in other parts of the province, was destroyed,” Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan ministry, said.
__***Why rightwingers are desperate for Sweden to ‘fail’ ***__
*Christian Christensen - The Guardian*
*Of course Sweden isn’t perfect, but those who love to portray it as teeming with terrorists and naive towards reality, are just cynical hypocrites*
There are few countries in the world that have “lost their innocence” as many times as Sweden. Even before a suspected terrorist and Isis supporter killed four and injured many more in last week’s attack in central Stockholm, Sweden’s policies were being portrayed on the programmes of Fox News and pages of the Daily Mail as, at best, exercises in well-meaning-but-naive multiculturalism, and at worst terrorist appeasement.
So, when terrible events take place, they are framed as evidence of the decline and fall of the European social democratic project, the failure of European immigration policies and of Swedish innocence lost.
**bla bla bla**
So, when pundits and experts opine on Swedish “innocence lost” it is worth remembering that *Sweden has never been innocent*. It is also worth remembering that Sweden was willing to put its money where its mouth was when it came to taking in refugees and immigrants fleeing the conflicts and instability fuelled by countries __unwilling to deal with the consequences of their actions__. This shirking of responsibility while condemning the efforts of others is far worse than being naive. **It’s cynical hypocrisy.**
__***Turkroach Sultan Erdogan bitches about Turkey's problems, blames the crumbling EU for it***__
*https://goo.gl/h9OQUj* (Russia Today)
In a widening diplomatic rift between Turkey and the EU, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made a new provocative statement saying that the “collapsing” Europe “will pay” for “humiliating” and “oppressing” Turks living on the continent.
“They said a century ago that we were the 'sick man.' Now they are the 'sick man.' Europe is collapsing,” the Turkish leader said, using an insult popular among European politicians in the 19th century when they talked about the collapsing Ottoman Empire.
__***EU working to 'push' Britain out of the space race by cancelling Galileo contracts after Brexit ***__
The European Commission is working to "push" British companies out of contracts for the latest phase of work on the EU's Galileo satellite navigation system, according to reports.
The body is understood to be calling for the right to cancel existing contracts if a supplier is no longer based in an European Union member state.
The Financial Times reports that the Commission is demanding that any company kicked out of the programme should be asked to finance the cost of finding a replacement supplier.
An UK government official said: “It feels like the UK is being targeted.
“We have been fighting to stay involved in Galileo whereas some European partners are working to push us out.”
__***Japan readying for N. Korea emergency***__
*THE JAPAN NEWS*
The Japanese government, which has asked the United States to provide advance consultation if it decides to launch military action against North Korea, has ramped up preparations for unexpected situations.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stressed on Wednesday that the region is becoming increasingly tense. “[U.S. President Donald Trump] has stated that all options are on the table. It’s a fact tensions are rising,” he said at the Prime Minister’s Office after receiving a written proposal calling for tougher sanctions on North Korea from the Liberal Democratic Party’s Eriko Yamatani, chief of the headquarters for the abduction issue.
A difficult issue that would emerge in a contingency on the Korean Peninsula is the rescue and protection of an estimated 57,000 Japanese, including tourists, in South Korea. The government started compiling an evacuation plan in the 1990s and has updated and changed it several times. The government plans to convene a meeting of the four ministers who form the National Security Council to review the strategy for dealing with this issue at an early date.
The government must also figure out how to cope with the huge number of refugees expected to descend on Japan from the Korean Peninsula. They would need to be temporarily accommodated, but it also is possible that North Korean agents would slip into Japan with the intention of striking nuclear power plants, heavily populated areas and other targets.
__***Muslim group that claims men beating their wives is a 'beautiful blessing' now say critics condemning their views are 'unfair' and just want to attack Islam***__
A hardline Muslim group which was condemned for encouraging husbands to beat their wives with sticks has claimed they have been unfairly attacked by critics.
Sydney **primary school teacher** Reem Allouche told the women's arm of hardline political group Hizb ut-Tahrir that men are permitted to beat 'disobedient women'.
The women agree that they should only be beaten if they are caught 'committing sin' - pointing out that this means seriously disrespecting Allah or their husbands.
'Disobedience to the husband. Immoral acts or cheating. Admitting anyone to the home that the husband doesn't like,' Ms Latifi explains.
Ms Allouche smiles as she adds that does not mean a man can beat his wife simply for not cooking dinner, with the women agreeing that violence should only be used to 'promote tranquility'.
__***RESIST!! Company Offers Employees Paid Leave For 'Activism' (Against Trump)***__
*THE DAILY WIRE*
San Francisco-based Traction, has taken its anti-Trump stance even further, recently implementing what the agency calls "Days of Action," paid leave for employees who want to get out and make a difference (by "resisting" Trump, of course).
Traction CEO Adam Kleinberg touted the new pro-activism policy in an opinion piece on the agency's website. Kleinberg makes clear from the start that the "Days of Action" policy was created "in response to the increasing trend of budget cuts and divisive political discourse under the Trump administration."
Kleinberg goes on to detail his rationale for encouraging his employees to promote various leftist causes:
*Under the Trump administration, proposed cuts will dramatically impact funding
to a wide range of organizations including Planned Parenthood, National Endowment
for the Arts, and Global Climate Change Initiative.*
The CEO notes that he was partly inspired by Barack Obama's call to "Show up. Dive in. Perservere."
__***KKK Trump-Supporter Who Made Racist Threats Turns Out To Be … Black***__
*THE DAILY WIRE*
One of six threatening letters sent to black residents in Knoxville, Tennessee, including a well-regarded pastor, read: "I am a very racist white man and with Mr. Trump in the White House being the President, white people going to take over the world."
On top of being a white Trump supporter, the author also claimed to be a member of the KKK.
To the surprise of no one, none of this turned out to be true. For in the Age of Trump, without the hate crime-hoax, there would not be all that many hate crimes.
Turns out the author of these racist letters is Justin Lamar Coleman, a black man who apparently suffers from a psychological disorder. His inspiration for this letter-writing campaign stems from a seven-year-old personal feud with Jack McCowan, who runs a local body shop.
__***Saudi banks, bin Laden companies sued by US insurers over 9/11 terror attacks ***__
Two Saudi banks, along with businesses related to the family of Osama bin Laden face more than $4 billion in lawsuits over the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Reuters reports the plaintiffs are more than two dozen US insurers
They are accused of having "aided and abetted" terror by doing a variety of "activities in support of Al-Qaeda" in the years before the attacks.
Al Rajhi has said US courts have "repeatedly" dismissed claims against the bank, which "has no links to terrorism." The Saudi bank is the world's largest Islamic bank by capital based on 2015 data and one of the biggest joint stock companies in the Kingdom.
For a long time, Saudi Arabia had immunity from such lawsuits in the US, but the veto was overruled by Congress last September. Riyadh has denied involvement in the attacks.
__***African Migrants Brutally Rape Swedish Teen, Leave Male Friend with Brain Damage***__
Two migrants have been given sentences of three and two-and-a-half years for beating a young Swede almost to death before violently raping his female friend. The government will try to deport only one of them, temporarily.
The Freie Zeiten describes how they then beat and kicked the Swede with “brutal force”, leaving him with “multiple cerebral haemorrhages, severe swelling and bruises all over his body, as well as bone fractures and open wounds”.
Jarara’s younger companion, 19-year-old Mwangi, is said to have “strangled” one of the girls when she tried to intervene, slamming her into a wall and “hurling” her to the floor.
The Kenyan then grabbed another of the girls by the hair, dragged her into the bedroom and raped her. She was also strangled, with the Kenyan threatening to strike her if she screamed.
According to the Fria Tider, the court sentenced Mwangi to just two-and-a-half years for his crimes, despite having raped another woman in May 2016. The government will attempt to deport him afterwards – although he will be allowed to return to the country after ten years. Jarara, who has a string of previous convictions for crimes including theft, serious bodily injury, and resisting arrest, was given a slightly longer sentence – three years – but he will not be deported.
__***Brussels Trying to ‘Pressure’ Hungary into Accepting Migrant Quotas, Relaxing Border Controls***__
The European Union’s unelected executive is trying to “pressure” Hungary into accepting compulsory migrant quotas and relaxing its tough new border control measures, according to the government.
“*Hungary is ready for debates, but we are not going to yield an inch as far as the issue of immigration is concerned*,” said a statement quoted by The Times.
European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans has levelled a number of charges at Hungary in recent weeks, principally concerning its resistance to compulsory migrant quotas, automatic detention of asylum seekers, and the removal of special privileges from the Central European University founded by billionaire open borders campaigner George Soros.
The migrant quotas, imposed despite the opposition of several Central European countries, were overwhelmingly rejected by the Hungarian people in a referendum in 2016.
Hungary’s measures slashed migrant numbers entering Hungary via the Serbian route from 200,000 in 2015 to just 25,000 in 2016 – actions for which the Hungarian government is privately thanked, according to Prime Minister Orbán.
***US successfully tests new nuclear gravity bomb***
As the world’s attention was on the first combat use of the conventional “Mother Of All Bombs,” the US National Nuclear Security Administration announced the successful field test of the modernized gravity nuclear bomb in Nevada.
The NNSA and the US Air Force completed the first qualification flight test of the B61-12 gravity nuclear bomb on March 14 at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada, the agency announced on Thursday.
The test was intended to evaluate the weapon’s “non-nuclear functions” and the capability of the F-16 fighter to successfully deploy the bomb. An F-16 fighter from Nellis Air Force Base dropped the “non-nuclear test assembly,” the NNSA said in a statement.
“The successful test provides critical qualification data to validate that the baseline design meets military requirements,” said Brigadier General Michael Lutton, NNSA’s principal assistant deputy administrator for military application. The NNSA is part of the Department of Energy, which is charged with managing US nuclear weapons.
__***‘March for Science’ Group Laments Trump’s Bombing of ‘Marginalized’ ISIS Fighters***__
The organization behind the “March for Science” tweeted the Trump administration’s bombing Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan is “an example of how science is weaponized against marginalized people.”
“Really another successful job,” Trump said of the strike Thursday. “We’re very, very proud of our military. We are so proud of our military and it was another successful event.”
Science march organizers have been racked by infighting over how much the event should emphasize diversity and gender issues. Some march leaders have resigned over such disagreements.
The “March for Science” started to gain traction in January, garnering hundreds of thousands of likes on Facebook. Major environmentalist and activist groups have backed the march, but sister marches are planned in other cities as well.
***MOAB drop ordered by US general, Trump approval not needed, officials say***
The decision to drop the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat was made by the top U.S. commander on the ground, officials told Fox News on Friday, after the so-called "mother of all bombs" was used to obliterate an ISIS target in Afghanistan.
Fox News is told that Gen. John Nicholson made the decision on his own. President Trump’s approval apparently was not needed.
Trump himself declined to say Thursday where the order came from, but stressed that he has given the military complete flexibility.
“We have given [the military] total authorization,” Trump told reporters. “Frankly, that’s why they’ve been so successful lately.”
The Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB, arrived in Afghanistan in early January, and is designed for its psychological effect as much as the damage it causes – the 21,000-pound bomb has a blast radius of one mile.
__***SCIENCE: Babies Are Racist***__
*THE DAILY WIRE*
According to researchers at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), while people aren't born racist, adorable little six-month-old infants often are. But no worries, scientists think they might have the answer to preventing the nearly universal problem of baby racism.
The key findings of the two studies were highlighted in a media release published on Tuesday, in which the OISE explains that its researchers found that "six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races."
Princeton doctoral fellow Dr. Naiqi (Gabriel) Xiao, first author of the two papers, said that the studies show that "race-based bias emerges without experience with other-race individuals," rather than stemming from a "negative experience he or she may have had with other-race individuals."
"These findings thus point to the possibility that aspects of racial bias later in life may arise from our lack of exposure to other-race individuals in infancy," Lee hypothesized, adding, "If we can pinpoint the starting point of racial bias, which we may have done here, we can start to find ways to prevent racial biases from happening."
Dr. Xiao suggested that the studies point to the importance of early exposure to other races to prevent the potential development of racial bias later in life.
__***China Reportedly Tells Military To Be Ready To "Move" To North Korea Border***__
*According to the otherwise credible UPI, or United Press International, China has ordered its military to be on nationwide alert, in addition to areas near the North Korea border, as tensions escalate on the peninsula.
Citing the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, a nongovernmental organization in Hong Kong, UPI writes that Beijing has ordered troops at all five military "regions" to maintain preparedness because of the situation in North Korea, according to Oriental Daily News in Hong Kong. According to the NGO, China's armored and mechanized infantry brigades in the provinces of Shandong, Zhejiang and Yunnan received the state mandate.*
__***N. Korea sends radio broadcast of new encrypted numbers ahead of key anniv.***__
*SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Friday sent a radio broadcast of a new combination of mysterious random numbers believed to be coded orders to its spies operating in South Korea, one day ahead of late state founder Kim Il-sung's 105th birthday, one of its key anniversaries.
The North's propaganda station Radio Pyongyang began broadcasting the messages at 1:15 a.m. (Seoul time), calling out a series of pages and numbers, such as No. 69 on page 823, No. 92 on page 467 and No. 100 on page 957, before repeating them one more time.
The radio announcer said, "(I'm) giving review works in elementary information technology lessons of the remote education university for No. 27 expedition agents."
The latest batch of numbers are different from those that have been aired to date. Pyongyang Radio last aired a broadcast of encrypted numbers Sunday.
It marked the 32nd time that Pyongyang has broadcast encrypted numbers since June 2016*
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__***Defectors send anti-Pyongyang leaflets on N.K. founder's birth anniversary NOrk shitposters confirmed***__
*GIMPO, South Korea, April 15 (Yonhap) -- A group of North Korean defectors in South Korea on Saturday sent hundreds of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets via helium balloons across the inter-Korean border in time for the 105th birth anniversary of the North's late founder Kim Il-sung.
The Fighters for Free North Korea said its members sent some 300,000 leaflets from a mountain in Gimpo, just west of Seoul, starting at 5 a.m., condemning the North Korean regime and its role in the assassination of leader Kim Jong-un's elder half brother, Kim Jong-nam, in February in Malaysia.
Besides the leaflets, the 10 gas-filled balloons also contained 2,000 one-dollar bills, 1,000 USB storage devices, 1,000 DVDs and 500 booklets, the group said.
Large placards attached to the balloons featured photos of Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong-nam, which were titled "murderer" and "dead person," respectively.
The group said the leaflets contained all the details of the assassination of Kim Jong-nam which occurred at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13, as well as criticism of the Pyongyang regime.
The leaflets slammed the Kim Jong-un regime for sticking to nuclear weapons and missiles despite its isolation in the international community and idolizing the late founder Kim Il-sung.
"We condemn dictator Kim Jong-un for persistently threatening the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the global society with nuclear weapons and missiles and murdering his half brother," group leader Park Sang-hak said.*
__***Prime Minister Cuck Trudeau legalizes (DUDE) weed, now Canadians can get stoned mentally and physically thanks to (DUDE) weed and Mudslimes***__
*https://goo.gl/yixsnu* (NBC News)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced legislation that could make Canada the second country ever to legalize recreational marijuana.
__***The Hermit Kingdom of North Korea celebrates their fatass founder's birthday***__
*https://goo.gl/25U3gi* (NBC News)
North Korea held a large celebration in honor of the 105th birthday of the country's founder, Kim Il Sung.
__***US government 'hacked global bank system'***__
A huge range of security weaknesses, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.
The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying documents appear to indicate a possible breach of the Swift global banking system.
Such a hack could have enabled the US to covertly monitor financial transactions, researchers said.
The files were released by Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has previously leaked malware.
If genuine, it represents perhaps the most significant exposure of NSA files since the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013.
__***N. Korea sends radio broadcast of new encrypted numbers ahead of key anniversary***__
North Korea on Friday sent a radio broadcast of a new combination of mysterious random numbers believed to be coded orders to its spies operating in South Korea, one day ahead of late state founder Kim Il-sung's 105th birthday, one of its key anniversaries.
The North's propaganda station Radio Pyongyang began broadcasting the messages at 1:15 a.m. (Seoul time), calling out a series of pages and numbers, such as No. 69 on page 823, No. 92 on page 467 and No. 100 on page 957, before repeating them one more time.
The radio announcer said, "(I'm) giving review works in elementary information technology lessons of the remote education university for No. 27 expedition agents."
The latest batch of numbers are different from those that have been aired to date. Pyongyang Radio last aired a broadcast of encrypted numbers Sunday.
It marked the 32nd time that Pyongyang has broadcast encrypted numbers since June 2016.
__***Le Pen criticizes Trump's new found NATO stance ***__
Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen criticized President Donald Trump Friday for his sudden embrace of NATO.
"Undeniably he is in contradiction with the commitments he had made," Le Pen said in an interview with France Info radio. "I am coherent, I don't change my mind in a few days. He had said he would not be the policeman of the world, that he would be the president of the United States and would not be the policeman of the world, but it seems today that he has changed his mind."
Her comments come just two days after Trump hosted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House and declared that the military alliance is no longer outdated, which had been a frequent refrain of his during the 2016 campaign.
Le Pen, leader of The National Front, went on to say that while she does not know if Trump would continue to abandon his "America First" approach, she herself would stick to a France first approach if elected president.
"Will he persist, or is it a political coup which facilitates his domestic policy, I have absolutely no idea. But I am coherent in my analyses. When something favors France I say so, when it doesn't I say so too," she said.
__***New Data Depicts Global Demographic War Between Old Christians And Young Muslims***__
Pew Forum data projects Islam will surpass Christianity among adherents’ baby production within 20 years while increasing in conversions as Christian conversions decline.
Christianity is and has long been the world’s largest religious faith. Christians are also the most fertile of all religions overall. They like babies. Thirty-one percent of the world’s 7.3 billion people currently identify as Christians. Muslims represent nearly a quarter. All other religions are significantly lower.
While Christianity is expected to continue to grow at a small rate, Islam is projected to make greater gains, coming within a decimal point by 2060. They are expected to surpass Christianity in baby-making work by 2035.
In the last five years, 33 percent of the world’s babies were born to Christians and 31 percent were born to Muslims. By 2060, this fertility score will be 35 to 36 percent in favor of the Muslims. It will decline from 16 to 13 percent for those with no faith.
This is all driven by a current fertility rate for Muslims of 2.9 children per women over Christianity’s 2.6. Religiously unaffiliated women have a birth rate of 1.6 children, below replacement level of 2.1. This number is unlikely to increase.
__***Pence to spend Easter visiting troops in South Korea***__
Vice President Mike Pence will spend the Easter holiday weekend visiting with leaders in South Korea.
On Sunday, Pence will visit the Seoul National Cemetery before attending an evening Easter church service with U.S. and Korean service members, their family and local residents at the Yongsan Garrison Army Base. Pence is also scheduled to have dinner with the group at the base.
While North Korea is warning of a "big event" in the near future — possibly by the weekend — Pentagon officials have mobilized resources to hit back.
The U.S. said this week that it is well-prepared to respond with military action to any hostile behavior or serious threat from North Korea, including launching missiles at the nation's nuclear test site, U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday evening according to a report.
__***China Threatens North Korea With Sanctions If They Test Another Nuke***__
China, suddenly aware that their client state North Korea is out of control, has warned the North Korean regime that if it conducts its imminent nuclear test China will hit the regime with further sanctions.
Chinese imports of coal dropped 51.6 percent in the first three months of 2017 compared with the first quarter of last year, according to Huang Songping, a spokesman for the Chinese customs agency. The Chinese money paid to North Korea for its coal, roughly one billion dollars annually, has helped fund North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
Beijing imposed a cutoff on Feb. 19, ostensibly in response to the February killing in Malaysia of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un.
On Friday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, told reporters in Beijing that China was calling on “all the parties, no matter verbally or in action, to stop provoking and threatening each other and not to allow the situation to become irretrievable and out of control.”
__***New York's Communist Mayor De Blasio slams Charging Bull as symbol of ‘unfettered capitalism’***__
*NEW YORK POST*
Mayor de Blasio deprecated the Charging Bull sculpture in Lower Manhattan on Friday as a “celebration of unfettered capitalism” — while defending the Fearless Girl statue in front of the bull for “standing up to injustice.”
The mayor made the comment on his weekly WNYC radio show, where he also vowed that the city would fight a lawsuit by the creator of Charging Bull to get rid of Fearless Girl.
The 4-foot “Fearless Girl” — installed for International Woman’s Day — initially had a temporary permit to stand opposite the bull.
But de Blasio extended it another 11 months at the request of women’s groups.
De Blasio said it would be a “mistake” for the frail 76-year-old artist to sue and that the city “will fight him legally.”
__***Trump to Speak at NRA Forum, First President to Do So Since 1983***__
President Donald Trump will speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention on April 28, becoming the first U.S. president to address the gun-rights group since Ronald Reagan in 1983.
“The NRA is honored to have the president address our annual meeting at the leadership forum,” said Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for the NRA. “We’re excited to once again have a president who respects the Second Amendment.”
The NRA endorsed Trump’s bid for president last May, after the then-candidate addressed the group’s annual forum in Louisville, Kentucky. Trump pledged at the time to “save our Second Amendment” and appoint judges which would support expansive gun rights.
The visit is scheduled for April 28, the last day of government funding under the current spending bill. If Congress doesn’t pass a new spending measure by that day, the government faces a partial shutdown.
__***Microsoft Transparency Report Shows Massive Increase in 2016 Obama Era FISA Orders***__
*THE CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE*
Microsoft tries to thread the needle of transparency by telling its consuming audience as much about governmental collection of data as possible. Toward that end Microsoft releases a biannual transparency report.
Within the latest transparency release Microsoft reports in the first half of 2016 they received a massive increase in FISA orders; primarily from U.S. governmental agencies.
• *“For the latest Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) data reported,
Microsoft received 1,000-1,499 FISA orders seeking content disclosures
affecting 12,000-12,499 accounts, compared to the 0-499 FISA orders
seeking disclosure of content impacting 17,500-17,999 accounts reported
for the previous period.*
*We received 0-499 National Security Letters in the latest reporting period,
which remains unchanged from the previous period.”*
However, simultaneous to the increase in the number of FISA orders, the requests were on fewer accounts. So FISA using agencies were seeking more total data but on a smaller number of accounts.
__***Wellesley College Newspaper Editorial: We Must Punish 'Problematic' Thought Crimes With 'Hostility'***__
The [Welsley College newspaper editorial] is a jumble of incoherence that should theoretically humiliate the "elite" all-female institution that (a) admitted these students, and (b) cultivated this sort of thinking. A taste:
Wellesley is certainly not a place for racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia or any other type of discriminatory speech. **Shutting down rhetoric that undermines the existence and rights of others is not a violation of free speech; it is hate speech.**
**We have all said problematic claims**, the origins of which were ingrained in us by our discriminatory and biased society. Luckily, most of us have been taught by our peers and mentors at Wellesley in a productive way.
While it is expected that these lessons will be difficult and often personal, holding difficult conversations for the sake of educating is very different from shaming on the basis of ignorance. This being said, **if people are given the resources to learn and either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs, then hostility may be warranted.**
[Click link to read full transcript]
__***MIT professor exposes ‘egregious error’ & evidence tampering in US report on Syria sarin incident***__
A closer look at photos from the town of Khan Shaykhun shows that the chemical attack site was tampered with and that the US report blaming the Syrian government can’t be true, says the MIT professor skeptical of the White House narrative.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Theodore Postol, who wrote a preliminary review of the US government claims earlier this week and shared his findings with RT, examined photographs of the attack site and concluded that the report endorsed by the White House “could not be true.”
Senior US administration officials who briefed the media on Tuesday admitted the White House intelligence was partly “based on the pro-opposition social media reporting,” which “tells a very clear and consistent story about what we think happened.”
Postol’s six-page addendum, made public on Thursday evening, “unambiguously shows that the assumption in the [White House report] that there was no tampering with the alleged site of the sarin release is not correct.”
__***Canada Gives Up On Freedom And Passes Anti-Islamophobia Motion***__
*RETURN OF KANGZ*
In late March, Canada’s federal government decisively passed a controversial Liberal-backed motion “condemning Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.”
This motion, coined M-103, purports to “quell the increasing climate of hate and fear” in the country, yet neglects to define the broad terminology behind this supposed hatred. Nonetheless, the House of Commons approved M-103 by a staggering 201 votes against an opposition’s measly 91.
Left-leaning publications Huff Post and Vice predictably dismissed this resemblance to theocratic blasphemy laws as a right-wing “attack” and “conspiracy theory” on the motion, emphasizing that M-103 is not a bill and bears no relationship to blasphemy laws or any form of Sharia.
Canadians must heed the late Christopher Hitchens warning on Islamification: “resist it while you can”. The now-passed motion of M-103 represents yet another example of the political correctness and national cuckoldry capturing the once-Great White North.
__***protest held ahead of Arkansas death row inmates executions***__
*LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Protesters demonstrated at the Arkansas State Capitol Friday afternoon in a last-minute effort to save the lives of seven men on death row, all of whom the state plans to execute before April 30.
The protest started at 1:30 PM on the steps of the State Capitol building in Little Rockriday’s demonstration was organized by Damien Echols of the “West Memphis Three.” Echols was on death row after being convicted of the 1993 murder of three young boys in West Memphis, Ark. He was released from prison in 2011 after DNA evidence pointed to new suspects, bringing national scrutiny to the case.
“Am I scared?” Echols posted on Facebook: “More than I can say. I will be standing before the very people who tried to murder me.”*
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__***Syria war: Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria***__
A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from government-held towns in Syria, killing at least 39 people.
It shattered coaches and set cars on fire, leaving a trail of bodies including children, as the convoy waited in rebel territory near Aleppo.
Russian troops have reportedly moved to shield rebel evacuees from retaliation.
A suicide bomber driving a van supposedly carrying aid supplies blew it up near the coaches, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.
__***Report: Illegal Immigrant Border Crossings Declined By 93 Percent***__
A new report shows that the number of illegal immigrants caught crossing the border has dropped by a stunning 93 percent since December.
According to new numbers provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), around 16,000 people were apprehended illegally crossing the border in December, but only a little more than 1,100 were caught in March.
DHS is crediting President Donald Trump's harsher immigration policies as the primary cause of the significant slow-down in illegal crossings. However, Reuters points to the "threat of new policies" that may be implemented in the future as the main factor for the decline in illegal border crossings; mainly the possibility that mothers could be separated from their children.
__***Chinese Media Almost Sets Off Military Action With Erroneous North Korea Headline***__
As expected - and feared - during the annual "Day of the Sun" celebration parade (celebrating the birth of the nation's founder), Bloomberg blasted a headline that Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that North Korea has fired a projectile.
On its website, Bloomberg immediately picked up the story, and ran with "North Korea Fires Projectile Media, Says Xinhua" (at a url which still reads: "*https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-15/north-korea-fires-projectile-media-says-xinhua*")
However, it appears that the headline scanning algos made a collosal error, and that Xinhua interpreted events quite incorrectly as it was, as CBC and Reuters reports, *the appearance of a new submarine-launched missile at the parade for the first time*.
And that's how World War 3 almost occurred.
__***Hitler’s Mein Kampf returns to Japanese schools as ‘teaching material’ ***__
Japan has okayed using Mein Kampf, Hitler’s autobiography and Nazi manifesto, in schools for educational purposes just weeks after the similarly controversial Imperial Rescript on Education was approved as “teaching material,” according to media reports.
Although the Japanese government approved Hitler’s infamous book as “teaching material” for schools on Friday, using it to promote racial hatred will lead to a strict response from regulators, according to the Japan Times report.
The decision came weeks after the controversial Imperial Rescript on Education in schools was approved for the same purposes.
According to many historians, the Rescript, which focuses on patriotism and loyalty to the Japanese Emperor, was one of the primary sources promoting obedience and moral certitude that helped militarism to grow in Japan.
***Report: Trump reelection effort raised $13.2 million so far in 2017***
President Trump’s reelection campaign has already raised $13.2 million this year, according to federal records filed Friday night and obtained by Politico.
The amount was collected by three committees -- Donald J. Trump for President, Trump Victory and Trump Make America Great Again Committee. And roughly 80 percent of the money was raised through small, online donations.
The Republican National Committee confirmed earlier this month that it had raised $41.3 million over the same period. But as of early Saturday, the group had yet to file a report with the Federal Elections Committee.
The group also says much of the money came from the same small-amount, online donors who helped Trump become president and that the effort brought in tens of thousands of new donors.
According to Politico, the FEC report for the three Trump committees suggested much of the money came from merchandise sold during Trump’s inauguration and early presidency, considering they spent roughly $4.7 million on hats, T-shirts, mugs and stickers.
The committees collectively spent at least $2.7 million on fundraising and other activities including $1.6 million to the web design and digital media company run by Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale.
The committees reported roughly $16 million in the bank at the end of March.
__***Computer Blunder Might Wipe Out Marine Le Pen In French Election***__
A computer error might cost Marine Le Pen the French general election as 500,000 citizens living outside of France have the chance to vote twice.
There are astounding reports indicating that half a million people managed to receive duplicate polling cards. The duplicates would allow them to cast two votes in the first round of the election which will be held on the 23rd of April.
The incident will not be investigated by French authorities until the election is over. The authorities confirmed that they would not be investigating the potential electoral fraud so as to allow retrospective prosecution.
The decision by French authorities is likely to crush Ms. Le Pen’s dreams of rising to power, as most French nationals living outside of their country are not right-wing. This was demonstrated by the fact many feel they depend on the European Union to guarantee their stay in foreign countries.
__***Devastating aftermath of the 'Mother of all Bombs': Children play among the rubble in Afghan town where largest non-nuclear weapon ever used by US military killed 94 militants including four ISIS leaders***__
Afghan locals and children were left surveying the devastating aftermath caused by the 'Mother of all Bombs' in the village of Shadal bazar on Saturday, two days after America dropped the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military.
The death toll of the attack on Afghanistan rose to 94 ISIS members icluding four terrorist leaders, an Afghan official said.
Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of Islamic State group dead was up from the 36 reported a day earlier and that no civilians were reported dead in the bombing.
A Ministry of Defense official said on Friday that the number of dead could rise as officials assessed the bomb site in Achin district.
*[Click source for array of pics]*
__***Hundreds of Trump supporters and counter-protesters clash at Berkeley rally many memes were made many fags arrested ***__
Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed Saturday at a “Patriots Day” rally in Berkeley, the third time the two groups engaged in violent confrontations on city streets in recent months.
Fist fights broke out among members of both groups on the streets around Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, where pro-Trump supporters had scheduled a rally. Some media reports said at least a dozen people were arrested.
Stewart Rhodes, founder of the citizen militia group known as the Oath Keepers, came from Montana with about 50 people wearing security gear to protect the Trump supporters. They were joined by bikers and others who vowed to fight members of an anti-fascist group if they crossed police barricades.
"I don't mind hitting” the counter-demonstrators, whom he called “neo-Nazis," Rhodes said. "In fact, I would kind of enjoy it."
But Rhodes credited Berkeley police for new tactics that kept the two sides apart and "our side chilled and relaxed," though sporadic fights broke out among both groups throughout the morning and afternoon.*
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Trump Replaces Hiring Freeze With Reinvention Push***__
*REAL CLEAR POLITICS*
The January prohibition on new hiring is replaced Wednesday with what Office of Management and Budget Direct Mick Mulvaney called a “smarter plan” that the administration hopes will complement Trump’s budget priorities and lead to a redrawing of the executive branch from the ground up.
The budget director said the White House is months away from proposing a legislative overhaul to Congress, but will build recommendations into the fiscal year 2019 budget submission, following extensive public comment and input from lawmakers.
In a lengthy OMB memo distributed Wednesday to heads of departments and agencies, Mulvaney said supervisors are tasked to send the White House plans to “maximize employee performance” and adhere to Trump’s spending reductions, including “long-term workforce reductions,” by June 30. Those preliminary plans must be refined by September.
Mulvaney acknowledged that previous presidents, including Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, also attempted to trim the federal bureaucracy and restructure the executive branch, with mixed results.
Trump’s effort is pegged to his March 13 executive order that instructed agencies and departments to send OMB reinvention plans with the goal of achieving a federal government that is “more accountable, more efficient, and more effective.”
__***Poland Considers Hungarian-Style Migrant Concentration camps***__
*The Polish interior ministry has said the country is considering creating a “container village” camps for asylum seekers, taking inspiration from the Hungarian government’s policy.
Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak discussed the proposal during an interview with Radio ZET, saying the government was looking into setting up the camps in preparation for a possible emergency migrant situation. He added it was conceivable that Poland could be flooded with migrants in the near future, newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reports. Błaszczak noted that “such camps are, for example, in Germany”. He cited German Chancellor Angela Merkel who said there were too many asylum seekers in cities. “In this regard, they are politely arguing that they wish to move them to the countryside,” the interior minister said.
He noted the recent fire at the Grande-Synthe migrant camp in Dunkirk as a reason to have gestapo present at migrant camps
__***Canadian Green Candidate Blames ‘White Privilege’ For Awkward MLK Speech Reenactment***__
A Green Party candidate in the British Columbia provincial election says his impersonation of Martin Luther King, Jr. was a consequence of his own “white privilege” and “a misguided attempt to share the inspiration” of the American civil rights leader.
“I went to the mountaintop, y’all,” Neufeld said. “And I looked over – my, my. My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Greens!”
Members of the audience looked around at each in disbelief as Neufeld continued to lift portions of King’s famous speech. “I’m not fearing any man,” Neufeld said as some people walked out, afterwards telling reporters that it was objectionable for the Green candidate to compare his political campaign with the civil rights legacy of King.
“In a misguided attempt to share the inspiration of one of the greatest leaders of our time, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I made one of the greatest mistakes of my life. I was excited by the crowd, but I was wrong to do what I did. I take responsibility for my actions and I am very sorry,” he wrote.
__***US Conducts Successful Field Test Of New Nuclear Bomb***__
In a well-timed statement, just as tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program and potential US airstrikes run wild, the NNSA said that in conjunction with the US Air Force, it had completed the first qualification flight test of B61-12 gravity nuclear bomb on March 14 at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada.
In the press release, the NNSA said that the “non-nuclear assembly test” was dropped from an F-16 based at Nellis Air Force Base and was intended to evaluate “both the weapon’s non-nuclear functions as well as the aircraft’s capability to deliver the weapon.”
The B61-12 consolidates and replaces four B61 bomb variants in the nation’s nuclear arsenal. The first production unit is scheduled to be completed by March 2020.
__***WikiLeaks: ISIS Tunnels Blown Up By MOAB Were Built By CIA***__
The ‘Mother of All Bombs’ was dropped on ISIS territory yesterday, though the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan already had quite the history in America’s Middle Eastern campaign. Not the least interesting part about this is that the tunnel system held by the Islamic State was possibly built out by CIA.
The 2005 article from the New York Times reports about how Bin Laden worked alongside the CIA to liberate Afghanistan from occupation by the Soviet Union during the 1980’s. The base in Tora Bora was described as “part of a C.I.A.-financed complex built for the mujahadeen,” and Bin Laden made further improvements to it when he turned the complex into the hideaway where he was engaged by special forces.
Back in 2001, the Battle of Tora Bora was fought there when American forces launched one of their first efforts to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden.
The al Qaeda leader was hiding out in the region at the time, and yesterday, Wikileaks put out a tweet about why that was the case:
__***'Concrete evidence of collusion between Trump team and Russia' handed to official investigation***__
The official investigation into relations between Donald Trump and Russia now has "specific, concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion", it has been reported.
New evidence proves discussions took place “between people in the Trump campaign and agents of [Russian] influence relating to the use of hacked material,” a source allegedly told the Guardian.
The developments come as it has emerged that Britain’s spy agencies were among the first to alert their American counterparts to contact between members of Mr Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives.
Over several months, different agencies targeting the same people began to see a pattern in communications between the Republican's inner circle and Russian operatives. For six months, until summer 2016, these interactions were repeatedly flagged to intelligence officials in the US, who sources have said were slow to act.
GCHQ's involvement in the investigation is controversial, with Mr Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, having previously accused the "British spying agency" of bugging Trump Tower on behalf of Barack Obama. Mr Spicer cited an unsubstantiated report on Fox News, from which the television station later distanced itself.
__***The Last Country America "Liberated" From An "Evil" Dictator Is Now Openly Trading Slaves***__
It is widely known that the U.S.-led NATO intervention to topple Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 resulted in a power vacuum that has allowed terror groups like ISIS to gain a foothold in the country.
This week, new findings revealed another unintended consequence of “humanitarian intervention”: the growth of the human slave trade.
According to Livia Manente, an IOM officer who interviews survivors, “their driver suddenly said middlemen had not passed on his fees and put his passengers up for sale.”
“Several other migrants confirmed his story, independently describing kinds of slave markets as well as kinds of private prisons all over in Libya,” she said, adding IOM Italy had confirmed similar stories from migrants landing in southern Italy.
“If the number of migrants goes down, because of death or someone is ransomed, the kidnappers just go to the market and buy one,” Manente said.
As Libya, once a beacon of stability in the region, continues to devolve in the fallout from the Western “humanitarian” intervention – and as human beings are dragged into emerging slave trades while rapes and kidnappings plague the population - it is increasingly obvious that further war will only create even further suffering in unforeseen ways.
I found a cute vid of my doggo when he was a pupper :D
***N. Korea’s missile launch attempt fails – Seoul***
North Korea has tried, but allegedly failed, to conduct a new missile test launch, according to South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff. The alleged botched launch comes amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula and a day after Pyongyang showcased its new sea based and intercontinental missiles.
__***Google’s new job site might let recruiters see your search history***__
It comes as no surprise that a prospective boss is going to Google you before you get an interview. But now the search giant is building its own recruitment tool that will help companies learn a lot about its applicants.
Its top secret project is called Google Hire. It will work similarly to LinkedIn but will let employers track and manage applications, tech website Axios reported.
For now, it appears to be accessible using your personal Google account, which links up your search history, your Google Plus and your YouTube account.
The site offers the option of using your personal account, prompting you to “sign in with Google.” Applicants will just have to make sure they don’t do any X-rated browsing while signed in.
*14 April, 2017
Today, April 14th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes six documents from the CIA's HIVE project created by its "Embedded Development Branch" (EDB).
HIVE is a back-end infrastructure malware with a public-facing HTTPS interface which is used by CIA implants to transfer exfiltrated information from target machines to the CIA and to receive commands from its operators to execute specific tasks on the targets. HIVE is used across multiple malware implants and CIA operations. The public HTTPS interface utilizes unsuspicious-looking cover domains to hide its presence.
Anti-Virus companies and forensic experts have noticed that some possible state-actor malware used such kind of back-end infrastructure by analyzing the communication behaviour of these specific implants, but were unable to attribute the back-end (and therefore the implant itself) to operations run by the CIA. In a recent blog post by Symantec, that was able to attribute the "Longhorn" activities to the CIA based on the Vault 7, such back-end infrastructure is described:
For C&C servers, Longhorn typically configures a specific domain and IP address combination per target. The domains appear to be registered by the attackers; however they use privacy services to hide their real identity. The IP addresses are typically owned by legitimate companies offering virtual private server (VPS) or webhosting services. The malware communicates with C&C servers over HTTPS using a custom underlying cryptographic protocol to protect communications from identification.
The documents from this publication might further enable anti-malware researchers and forensic experts to analyse this kind of communication between malware implants and back-end servers used in previous illegal activities.*
Can't stump trump new video is like the equivilant of news
__*** US F-35 fighter jets arrive in Europe for the first time ***__
A fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets has arrived in Europe from the United States as part of a planned NATO exercise aimed at “deterring” Russia.
The F-35A Lightning II jets landed at Royal Air Force Base in Lakenheath, England Saturday, having made the journey from Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
“This is an incredible opportunity for [US Air Forces in Europe] airmen and our NATO allies to host this first overseas training deployment of the F-35A aircraft,” said Air Force General Tod D. Wolters.
“As we and our joint F-35 partners bring this aircraft into our inventories, it’s important that we train together to integrate into a seamless team capable of defending the sovereignty of allied nations.
The deployment will last several weeks and is part of the European Reassurance Initiative, a US build-up of troops and weapons in Europe launched in 2014 to “deter Russian aggression.”
__***Suspects Arrested in Brutal Killing of Pakistani Student for ‘Blasphemy’***__
*THE DAILY BEAST*
Several suspects have been arrested in the brutal killing of a Pakistani student beaten to death Thursday over accusations he’d shared “blasphemous” content on social media.
The student, identified as Mashal Khan, was stripped naked by a lynch mob of fellow students at Abdul Wali Khan University and beaten with planks in an attack that was caught on video.
Mardan's Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mohammad Alam Shinwari said Saturday Khan’s attackers had been preparing to burn his body when police intervened.
Video shows about 10 students shouting “Allahu Akbar!” as they attacked Khan, who was also reportedly shot and thrown from the second floor of his hostel during the attack. The suspects face charges of murder and terrorism.
__***(((Mike Cernovich))) Threatens Sexual Blackmail if Steve Bannon is Fired: ‘I Know Everything’***__
That was the none too veiled warning online provocateur Mike Cernovich had for the White House, Thursday, if President Donald Trump decides to pull the trigger and fire his chief strategist Steve Bannon.
“If they get rid of Bannon, you know what’s gonna happen? The motherlode. If Bannon is removed, there are gonna be divorces, because I know about the mistresses, the sugar babies, the drugs, the pill popping, the orgies. I know everything,” he said. “If they go after Bannon, the mother of all stories is gonna drop, and we’re just gonna destroy marriages, relationships—it’s gonna get personal.”
Cernovich made the claims on Periscope, one of his preferred mediums, but they received wide mainstream attention after a Daily Beast report from Ben Collins Friday afternoon.
“Fake news people are claiming that I threatened the Trump administration because I said I would release damaging information about Deep State,” he said. “I would never threaten anyone in the Trump family, legally or otherwise.”
__***Turkroaches support the coronation of Sultan Cockroach Erdogan***__
*https://goo.gl/hWZ3q7* (Big Black Cocks (BBC) News)
Voting is under way in Turkey in a landmark referendum that will determine whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be granted sweeping new powers.
Mr Erdogan's supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency would modernise the country, but opponents fear it could lead to greater authoritarianism.
A "Yes" vote could also see Mr Erdogan remain in office until 2029.
There have been reports of gunfire at a polling station in Turkey's south-east.
Two people were killed and one wounded in the incident in Diyarbakir province, the Hurriyet daily reports, saying the violence was sparked by "differing political views".
About 55 million people are eligible to vote across 167,000 polling stations, with the results expected to be announced late on Sunday evening.
Opinion polls suggest a narrow lead for "Yes".
__***Cucked gov't trying to get Sandniggers to vote in the French election***___
*https://goo.gl/ewWyBP* (Big Black Cocks (BBC) News)
Votes have no colour, religion or class, so why so few election posters in multi-ethnic La Busserine?
About 3,000 people (nobody seems to know for sure) are packed into this 1960s housing estate in northern Marseille and they have some serious issues.
Think "ghetto" and you are on the right track.
La Busserine is in the 14th Arrondissement, a district which made national headlines in 2014 when, together with the neighbouring 13th, it elected the city's first (sector-level) mayor from the far right National Front (more on that later).
Yet over two days, the only traces I found of this month's presidential election were a few posters for radical leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
__***25K Brits would rather (((stay))) in cucked Belgium, wants to be cucks too and are proud of it***___
*https://goo.gl/qABo62* (Big Black Cocks (BBC) News)
The rights of British citizens living there and elsewhere are still to be decided, but a handful of the 25,000 British people living in Belgium do not want to wait for the outcome and are applying for citizenship in their adopted home.
In her house in a smart Brussels suburb, British-born business consultant Glynis Whiting brandished her stiff, shiny, new Belgian passport.
"I went through customs in Germany with it recently and I thought: 'This is me stating that I am a slightly different person than I was,'" she told me.
A resident of Belgium for two decades, she applied for Belgian citizenship before the UK's referendum on membership of the EU.
She described it as her insurance policy.
"If the UK had voted to leave it would have been essential for me to stay in Europe with no worries," she explained.
"If the UK had voted to stay then it was a vote of confidence in my now home country."
__***German president warns French voters against trusting Le Pen’s ‘siren songs’ week ahead election***__
The German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has urged the French electorate to be responsible and not to vote for the "populist and nationalist" candidate in the upcoming presidential election out of fears that Marine Le Pen will stage Frexit, shattering one of the pillars of EU stability.
“Don’t listen to the siren songs of those who promise you a great French future after getting rid of all that is part of France today — guaranteeing European stability and being a pillar of the European Union,” Steinmeier told French newspaper Ouest-France and Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe in response to a question about the possibility of Le Pen securing the election.
Without mentioning Le Pen by name, the German president hinted that her ideas will lead to a potential Frexit, as the National Front leader remains extremely critical of the European Union. In the past, she promised to renegotiate France’s membership of the bloc and potentially pull out of the Union.
Less than 10 days before the first round of the French presidential elections, Le Pen and her National Front (FN) party are leading in the majority of the polls.
__***Based Czechs take in a dozen refugees, but no more – minister***__
The Czech Republic has only accepted 12 refugees out of its quota of around 1,600 set by Brussels and does not intend to take in any more – even if that means suffering penalties, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec has said.
Speaking to the site Parlamentni listy, Chovanec said his country would be willing to face any sanctions imposed by the EU.
"As gradually we check the remaining refugees, I think it is not possible to take anyone else,” he told the website. “It is then up to the government to assess if it was worth sanctions or not. In my opinion – yes. You cannot let people here without control.”
The EU may launch proceedings against the Czech Republic in September if it continues to turn down refugees. Hungary and Poland are facing similar action from the EU.
In May 2016, the European Commission put forward a proposal to fine countries €250,000 ( $290,000) per asylum seeker if they refuse to take in their share. The proposal was dismissed by Hungarian officials as “unacceptable”.
__***Syria war: 'At least 68 children among 126 killed' in bus bombing***__
At least 68 children were among 126 people killed in Saturday's bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns, activists say.
A vehicle filled with explosives hit the convoy near Aleppo.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said at least 109 evacuees from government-held towns were killed, along with aid workers and rebel soldiers.
Many more were injured in the attack, the group said.
The explosion shattered buses and set cars on fire, leaving a trail of bodies, as the convoy waited in rebel territory near Aleppo.
__***Majority of Hungarians Back Orban’s ‘Anti-Soros’ University Law***__
The majority of Hungarians support the government’s legislation which would force foreign universities, such as the George Soros-founded Central European University (CEU), to adhere to new regulations.
MPs in the 199-seat unicameral parliament, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s conservative Fidesz party, voted 123 in favour and 38 against the legislation. The bill was then signed into law by President János Áder on Monday.
The new amendments will ban institutions from outside the European Union from awarding degree certificates without an agreement between national governments. Foreign universities will also be required to have a campus and faculties in their home country — conditions not currently met by the American CEU.
János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office, said that Soros-backed lobbyists are agitating against the Fidesz-led government, putting pressure on the governments in Brussels, Washington, D.C., and Berlin.
“There is ongoing lobbying against Hungary”, the minister said, adding the “Soros network will most probably continue to apply pressure” to interfere in Hungary’s “right of sovereignty [to] regulate the foundation and operation of universities”.
__***Teen Girl Chastised by 'American Idol' Judges For Chaste Lifestyle Wins Movie Role***__
*THE DAILY WIRE*
She may have been too chaste for American Idol, but a contestant on the show mocked by the judges for her conservative lifestyle is starring in a new movie that will be distributed by the same group that handled The Passion of the Christ.
Moriah Peters was just 16 when she appeared on American Idol. She told judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Avril Lavigne that she was a devout Christian and that she was saving her first kiss for marriage.
"Peters said the celebrity judges praised her looks and her singing, but belittled her chaste lifestyle," The Hollywood Reporter writes. "One judge told her, 'You're trying to be too perfect,' while another told her, 'Go out, kiss a guy, come back,' she says." Ah, Hollywood.
Luckily, Peters didn't take their advice. Instead, she signed on to star in a movie, titled Because of Gracia, in which she plays a high school student who -- like Peters herself -- is saving herself for marriage. "She also sings and is called 'perfect' in the movie, just like on American Idol seven years ago," the Reporter writes.
__***Harvard Law Professor Suggests Without Evidence Judge’s Death Was ‘Racist Islamophobic’ Murder***__
Noted liberal Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe claimed without evidence in a series of tweets Thursday that a recently deceased New York judge was the victim of a racist murder.
Tribe tweeted out his condolences, demanding that her death be investigated as a hate crime.
Tribe may have spoken too soon. New York Police Department officials are now saying they believe Abdus-Salaam's death was likely a suicide, and that she had been battling depression for weeks.
"There are no apparent injuries to her body," NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told the New York Daily News. "It appears to be non-criminal … There is no apparent trauma. No physical abnormality at all."
When Ed Whalen, a blogger for National Review and president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, pointed out that fact on Twitter, Tribe doubled down.
Maybe so, @EdWhelanEPPC. Too soon to tell. *https://t.co/cVqns4nLZb*
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) April 13, 2017
__***Erdoğan claims victory in knife-edge Turkish referendum on new powers.***__
The state-run Anadolu agency is reporting that President Erdoğan has called allied political leaders to congratulate them over the yes win, with the words: “May this result be fortunate for our nation.”
Reuters are reporting that Erdoğan told the prime minister and the leader of nationalist party that the results were “clear”, according to presidential sources.
Sources in Erdogan’s office said he told Prime Minister Binali Yildirim he was grateful to the nation for showing its will at the polls.
State-run Anadolu agency is reporting that 51.31% of Turks have voted Yes, with 98.2% of the ballot boxes opened.
__***UK primary school take pupils on day out to meet ‘extremist’ Islamic preacher***__
Children from a London primary school spent a two-day school trip with an imam described by a British High Court as supportive of “extremist Islamic positions.”
Aged between six to eight, the children from Kilmorie Primary School met with Shakeel Begg to discuss Islam at the Lewisham Islamic Centre on March 21 and 22.
Begg gained notoriety as the imam of the mosque attended by the killers of British army soldier Lee Rigby in 2013.
Details and images of the visit were posted to the center's website, reported the Telegraph, but have since been removed.
The center’s web page describes Begg as being impressed with the keenness of the children to test his knowledge of Islam and their understanding of “the many shared beliefs and values of different faith communities.”
__***Another victory for Kekistan-Outer Heaven, vs LaBeouf and the Cucks***___
*https://goo.gl/D0b8Zp* (Big Black Cocks (BBC) News)
Kekistan-Outer Heaven owes the great Cabin Crasher, Caos, for this wonderful victory against the nation of Cuckistan and Normiestan
Outspoken Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf has been the target of trolls - congregating on anonymous websites - ever since his anti-Trump performance art project began in January.
For his latest art installation, he's alone in a cabin in Lapland, with only one line of communication to the outside world - the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki.
But that still hasn't stopped the trolls, as BBC Trending witnessed first-hand.
__***Liberal Director: 'Love' Needed To Defeat ISIS, Not Bombs***__
*THE DAILY WIRE*
On Thursday, Josh Fox, director of the anti-fracking documentary "Gasland," sent out a barrage of tweets condemning the recent MOAB strike against the Islamic State:
Atrocity. Murder. Abomination. When will we learn that only #love stops hate, and bombings only create more #ISIS? #moab #stoptrump
— Josh Fox (@joshfoxfilm) April 13, 2017
If you want #peace you send aid, teachers, culture and diplomats. If you want #war you send indiscriminate bombs. Which do you want? #MOAB
— Josh Fox (@joshfoxfilm) April 13, 2017
While it may be true that some members of radical Islamist organizations are driven to join up because they feel as though they have no other options, the true believers will not be affected by cash aid, education, or "love." As such, those true believers must be eliminated, and the only way to accomplish that is by detention or death.
__***Haitians get word of Trump crackdown, slow flow to border by 97%***__
*THE WASHINGTON TIMES*
Sometime around November, word began to trickle back down the spine of Latin America: The U.S. was getting stricter about letting in Haitians at the border.
Not only had the Obama administration begun deporting Haitians after a six-year humanitarian pause, but President Trump also had just been elected, presaging an even tougher policy.
Many of those en route, such as the hundreds staged at migrant camps in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, figured they had gone that far and had little to lose by trying to finish the journey north.
But for the tens of thousands of Haitians in Brazil, Chile and elsewhere in South America who had been planning to journey north, the news was devastating. In a matter of weeks, the northward stream of people dried up.
It is one of the biggest among a plethora of success stories from the southwestern border, where illegal immigration appears to have nearly dried up in the two months since Mr. Trump took office.
__***UK attorney general in bid to block case against Tony Blair over Iraq war ***__
The government’s top law officer is going to court to demand the rejection of an attempt to prosecute Tony Blair over the Iraq war, the Guardian has learned.
The planned intervention by the attorney general comes after a judge ruled the former Labour prime minister had immunity from the attempt to bring a criminal charge against him and that pursuing a prosecution could “involve details being disclosed under the Official Secrets Act”.
The private prosecution relates to the 2003 Iraq war and seeks the trial in a British court of then prime minister Tony Blair, the foreign secretary Jack Straw, and Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general at the time.
It seeks their conviction for the crime of “aggression” and is based on the damning findings of last year’s Chilcot report into the British decision to join the invasion of Iraq, under the false pretext that the Saddam Hussein regime had weapons of mass destruction.
__***Former South Korean president facing possible life sentence ***__
South Korean prosecutors have formally charged Park Geun-hye over high-profile corruption allegations that could potentially send the former president to jail for life.
The indictment covers multiple charges, including abuse of power, extortion, bribery and leaking state secrets.
It is the latest in a series of humiliations for Park, who was driven from office by huge peaceful protests. She was impeached late last year, officially stripped of power in March and has been in a detention facility near Seoul since being arrested last month on allegations that she colluded with a confidante to extort money from businesses, take bribes and commit other wrongdoing.
Park will remain in the detention centre and taken to a Seoul court for her trial. It is expected to start within weeks and could take up to six months. It is unclear if the trial will be under way before 9 May when a special election will be held to determine her successor.
Prosecutors also indicted Shin Dong-bin, the chairman of Lotte Group, South Korea’s fifth-largest business conglomerate, on a charge of offering a bribe of 7 bn won ($6m) to Park and her confidante, Choi Soon-sil, in exchange for a lucrative government licence to open a new duty free shop.
***NEWS IS BAD FOR YOU GOYIM***
In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have started to change our diets. But most of us do not yet understand that news is to the mind what sugar is to the body. News is easy to digest. The media feeds us small bites of trivial matter, tidbits that don't really concern our lives and don't require thinking. That's why we experience almost no saturation. Unlike reading books and long magazine articles (which require thinking), we can swallow limitless quantities of news flashes, which are bright-coloured candies for the mind. Today, we have reached the same point in relation to information that we faced 20 years ago in regard to food. We are beginning to recognise how toxic news can be.
__***‘Start down the dark path you won’t’: Master Yoda asks French voters not to opt for Le Pen (VIDEO) ***__
Cult characters from films and cartoons, including Master Yoda, Harry Potter, and Aladdin, have popped up on posters in Paris on Monday, urging people not to vote for French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the presidential election.
“Don’t put her name on the ballots,” Harry Potter tells passers-by, pointing at potential voters with a wand in an apparent reference to Lord Voldemort, commonly referred to as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
“You won’t start down the dark path,” the iconic Jedi Master Yoda says, as pictured on another poster.
Another popular character, Asterix, is up in arms over the cost of fish after France – as suggested by Le Pen – leaves the Eurozone. “What?! Is that why we left the euro zone?” he wonders.
The forthcoming French presidential election will be held in France in two rounds, the first of which is due on April 23, and the second, on May 7.
__***NBC Sports: U.S. Flag at Baseball Games Too Political***__
Everything is political to the overly sensitive mind of today’s leftist. When the Atlanta Braves unfurled a gigantic flag for the playing of the national anthem, it prompted an ultra sensitive member of the partisan media and his Twitter followers to express a whole host of ridiculous claims.
In a Twitter post this weekend, NBC baseball writer Craig Calcaterra complained that the presentation of Old Glory evoked overly political tones. He and his like-minded comrades used the occasion to attack the flag, the military, President Trump, conservatives and the singing of God Bless America:
Will you keep politics out of sports, please? We like sports to be politics-free.”
Mark Simon hit the NBC lib right between the eyes: “This is a left-wing screed. It is not about patriotism, rather what offends your politics.” Ryan Kantor explained to Calcaterra how his complaints are viewed: “You should applaud apolitical patriotism or everyone will mistake your criticisms for anti-American rhetoric.” Cameron Darnell argued, “People die for our rights in this country, so yeah we’re gonna layout the flag. We’re also gonna have a military.”
__***Maine Democrats Joke About Rising Suicide Rates Among White Males***__
A Maine Democrat who launched a failed state senatorial run in 2016 joked about the rising suicide rate among white males during a "Values and Vision" community meeting hosted by the Maine Democratic Party, causing others in the room to burst out laughing.
Video of onetime candidate Richard Fochtmann joking about suicide was circulated by Maine First Media on Friday, according to the Daily Caller.
"A lot of white men were committing suicide, and I almost thought, ‘***Yeah, great***,'" Fochtmann said while laughing. "Then I thought about it little more and I thought maybe I shouldn't say that out in public."
The audience can be heard laughing with the former Senate candidate.
***Russian teen blows off his own hand with home-made bomb after showing off about the explosive in chat rooms***
A blundering chemistry student has allegedly blown his hand off after fashioning a bomb in his bedroom.
The 17-year-old teen, known only as Andrey, is said to have bragged to his friends and girls in chat rooms about the home-made explosive.
A photo showed the boy surrounded by blood and writhing in pain on the floor following the explosion.
He is believed to have posed for a picture with the bomb-making kit at his home on Vasilievskiy island, St Petersburg, before the accident.
Rest in pasta rusky bomber
***Venezuelans Using ‘Rare Pepes’ and Bitcoin As Currency
MEMES, THE DNA OF THE SOUL!***
Internet users in Venezuela have finally quantified what it truly means to have a rare Pepe, buying and selling Pepe-themed, bitcoin-linked trading cards as a way to escape the economic control of their socialist government.
The idea of images of the popular green frog being “rare” started off as a joke on 4chan, where users would claim that their images of Pepe were rarer and more valuable than everyone else’s. It escalated into people selling their collections of Pepe on eBay, with bids reaching up to almost $100,000 before eBay took it down.
There were never any serious transactions however, with everyone involved enjoying the ironic humour of the situation. More recently, a group of redditors have been “trading” memes of any shape and size on /r/MemeEconomy, attempting to create a stock market in meme popularity. But, it turns out that rare Pepe collecting online is now a serious business.
Sometime last year, an unknown individual began issuing “official” rare Pepe trading cards using the Counterparty platform to link them to bitcoin, in an attempt to poke fun at another online trading game called Spells of Genesis. Today, these cards can be exchanged for the equivalent of thousands of US dollars on Counterparty’s decentralised exchange.
This is due to a creation of artificial scarcity in the cards (as one would expect trading cards to have). Anyone can issue their own rare Pepes, but these are then verified by the official Rare Pepe Foundation, and linked to a certain piece of the bitcoin chain via a practice known as coin colouring. Whomsoever owns that particular bitcoin key address owns the Pepe associated with it. All verified rare Pepes can be viewed in a complete directory of them.
THEY SHAPE OUR WILL. THEY ARE THE CULTURE. THEY ARE ***EVERYTHING*** WE PASS ON
__***United Cuckistan calls for snap elections***__
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-statement-watch-live-prime-10246617 (Mirror UK)
Theresa May has announced there will be a snap general election on June 8.
The Prime Minister gave a statement outside Downing Street this morning.
She had previously insisted she would not call an election ahead of the planned 2020 poll, but declared the vote was needed for stability.
__***Theresa May’s Conservatives are 21 points ahead of Labour in new poll***__ 😂 😂 😂
Theresa May’s Conservatives are 21 points ahead of Labour in a new poll, giving the party their greatest lead while in government since 1983, shortly before Margaret Thatcher’s second victory at the ballot box.
The poll, conducted by ComRes for The Independent, gives the Tories 46 per cent of the vote share, 25 per cent for Labour, 11 per cent for Tim Farron’s pro-EU Liberal Democrats and 9 per cent for the embattled Ukip under Paul Nuttall’s leadership.
According to historic data on the UK Polling Report, it is the highest lead for any party since May 2009, when three polls gave David Cameron a 22-point lead. That was the greatest lead for a party in government since July 2001, when Labour had a 21-point lead under Tony Blair, who enjoyed three consecutive victories at the ballot box. It is the biggest lead for a Conservative party in government since 1983.
The historic lead will undoubtedly come as a fresh blow to Jeremy Corbyn’s party, which has been languishing in the polls since Ms May entered Downing Street last summer and the overwhelming vote of no confidence in his leadership by his own parliamentary colleagues. Rarely has the party been fewer than 10 points behind their Conservative rivals in this period.
__***French election: Le Pen pledges to suspend immigration***__ <:pepesmug:281041251749462016>
One of the frontrunners in the French presidential election, far-right leader Marine Le Pen, says she would suspend all legal immigration to France.
Polls suggest she is neck and neck with centrist Emmanuel Macron, ahead of Sunday's first round of voting.
At a rally in Paris, Ms Le Pen said "I would decide on a moratorium on all legal immigration to stop this frenzy, this uncontrolled situation that is dragging us down".
After that, she said, France would introduce "much more drastic, more reasonable, more humane, more manageable rules" on immigration.
Left-wing daily Liberation called it "one of the most hardline speeches of her campaign", aimed at satisfying grassroots supporters.
__***EXCLUSIVE: Officials Defy Trump’s Promises: 40 Miles of Border Ordered Unpatrolled***__
U.S. Border Patrol agents are once again sounding the alarm about miles of border being left wide open and unsecured.
Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained a document showing a Havre Sector Border Patrol manager knowingly issuing orders to leave 40 miles of border open and unpatrolled.
Obama holdovers in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are continuing with the same careless disregard in the Trump Administration that they did under former President Obama, according to Border Patrol agents.
When Breitbart Texas asked multiple Border Patrol agents about motives for the manager leaving such a vast swath of border unpatrolled, the agents felt that it was twofold; they blamed previous Obama-era policies and they also believed that widespread corruption exists within the Havre Sector’s upper-management.
__***Here's What The Left Is Teaching Your Kids About Communism***__
*THE DAILY WIRE*
Using a new book, the Left is now teaching kids that communism is the cure-all for capitalism.
The book, titled ***Communism for Kids***, was written by Bini Adamczak, who is from Berlin, and "writes on political theory, queer politics, and the past future of revolutions," according to The MIT Press; an English-translated version was released by MIT.
The Daily Wire read through the book so you don't have to; here's what you need to know about it.
1. ***It completely distorts capitalism and communism.*** Adamczak describes capitalism as a philosophy in which eventually "people begin to serve the things" – in other words, that people become slaves to material goods. Communism is portrayed as the antidote to this supposed form of authoritarianism. The book then provides a fictional example of how the two philosophies play out in society.
2. ***The book uses a factory as an example of the supposed evils of capitalism.*** The book frequently treats the factory as a separate entity from the workers of the factory. It is some sort of heartless monster that enjoys the profits it reaps while the workers toil away at menial jobs with little compensation for their efforts.
3. ***The people in the society convene and try to determine a form of communism that works.*** The society goes through five iterations of communism before coming across one that they think works: a society where "everyone should be able to do everything and live everywhere." The book describes this utopia as one in which people can work and converse with others whenever and wherever they want.
__***King Coal’s big comeback***__
*THE WASHINGTON TIMES*
Trump is reviving the energy industry Obama tried to kill
Buried in an otherwise humdrum jobs report for March was the jaw-dropping pronouncement by the Labor Department that mining jobs in America were ***up by 11,000 in March***. Since the low point in October 2016 and following years of painful layoffs in the mining industry, the mining sector has added 35,000 jobs.
What a turnaround. It comes at a time when liberals have been saying that Donald Trump has been lying to the American people when he has said that he can bring coal jobs back. Well, so far he has.
There’s more good news for the coal industry. Earlier this month Peabody Coal — America’s largest coal producer — moved out of bankruptcy and its stock is actively trading again. Its market capitalization had sunk by almost 90 percent during the Obama years. Arch Coal is also out of bankruptcy.
__***Reports: Turkish police helicopter crashes in southeast***__
ANKARA, Turkey: A police helicopter with 12 people on board disappeared from radar and is believed to have crashed in southeastern Turkey, officials said Tuesday.
The helicopter disappeared 10 minutes after taking off from the town of Pulumur, in Tunceli province, the regional governor's office said. It was carrying seven police officers, a judge, a soldier and three crew members.
"It is being assessed that the helicopter crashed due to adverse weather conditions," the governor's office said in a statement.
Several search and rescue teams were sent to the area where it vanished, it said.
__***North Korea will 'test missiles weekly', senior official says***__
North Korea will continue to test missiles frequently, despite escalating tensions with the US, a senior official has said.
“We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol said.
He told the BBC an “all out war” would happen if America was “reckless enough to use military means”.
The revelations come after US vice president Mike Pence warned "the era of strategic patience is over".
__***Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers ***__
*THE BIG STORY*
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister says the country will scrap a temporary visa for skilled foreign workers, arguing that Australians must be given priority for Australian jobs.
The 457 visa allows foreigners to live and work in Australia for up to four years. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday that it will be replaced with a stricter scheme that requires a criminal background check and includes tougher English language requirements. The list of occupations that qualify for the new visa will be sharply reduced.
The decision comes one day before President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order that will make changes to a visa program that brings high-skilled workers to the U.S. The White House said the current visa program undercuts American workers by bringing in cheaper labor.
__***Wounded vets conquer Boston Marathon***__
Nearly 20 military veterans wounded in action in Iraq and Afghanistan tackled the Boston Marathon on Monday.
The "Freedom Team," sponsored by Achilles International, trained the veterans and boasts bringing the largest field of disabled athletes to races like the Boston Marathon. Several team members are amputees and have lost limbs while serving.
Boston's world famous Marathon is not for the faint of heart, spanning 26.2-miles and includes "heart break hill" – located at mile 20 of the race.
A local CBS reporter captured this incredible moment as a member of the Freedom Team carried his guide, holding an American Flag, across the finish line.
__***SHAUN KING: Conservatives don't hate a golfing President, but they hated an uppity negro golfing President ***__
*NY DAILY NEWS*
No President in American history has ever golfed more per week than Donald Trump. In his first 12 weeks in office Trump took a staggering 18 golf course trips. That's unheard of.
In 2013 Sean Hannity tweeted, "Glad our arrogant Pres. is enjoying his taxpayer funded golf outing after announcing the US should take military action against Syria."
The racist caricature of the "uppity negro" has deep roots in this country. Uppity negroes have irritated white folk for over a hundred years. In its most simple form, the uppity negro is a black man or woman who enjoys anything other than working from sunup to sundown.
It's why referencing Obama golfing got such a rise out of white, working-class crowds. It was a coded way to say, "How dare that uppity negro golf and enjoy leisure time while we work hard to make this country what it truly is?" Of course, they could never use those words, but I truly believe that is what they wanted to say every single time they expressed disgust and disdain seeing Obama golf.
__***Democrats throw millions, Hollywood punch into Georgia House race***__
Democrats are pumping millions into the Georgia congressional election set for Tuesday, hoping a 30-year-old political upstart who's attracting star power can deliver a rebuke to President Trump and help the party reclaim lost momentum.
Hollywood has even come out for the off-cycle vote, with actor Samuel L. Jackson cutting a radio ad urging voters to flip the seat once held by Republican Tom Price, who is now Trump's health secretary.
“Vote for the Democratic Party. Stop Donald Trump, a man who encourages racial and religious discrimination and sexism,” Jackson says in the ad, casting the race as a chance to undermine the Republican president and throwing in "Pulp Fiction" references for good measure. “We have to channel the great vengeance and fury we have for this administration into votes at the ballot box.”
Democrats tried a similar tactic last week in their failed bid for the open seat of Kansas' Mike Pompeo, arguing a win in that conservative district would prove just how eager Americans are to end Trump and fellow Republicans’ control of Washington.
DAY OF THE FLYER, APRIL 23RD (our first big event, people! Plz pin)
April 23rd has been collectively announced as the Day of the Flyer. What does this mean? It means as a memetic warrior of kek, it is you're solemn duty to redpill the masses and litter the streets with funny peepees by putting flyers up. Super bonus points the more people see it.
Fliers should consist of whatever you want, as long as it gets across a /pol/ certified message ™
Fight the good fight, ladies and gentlemen.
*Family of Facebook-killing victim Robert Godwin: We forgive suspect Steve Stephens*
The family of an Ohio man whose killing was posted on Facebook say they forgive the alleged killer, who is being hunted nationwide.
"Each one of us forgives the killer, the murderer," Tonya Godwin-Baines, a daughter of 74-year-old victim Robert Godwin, told Cleveland TV station WJW on Monday. "We want to wrap our arms around him."
The suspect, Steve Stephens, 37, is accused ofkilling Godwin, a father of 10 and grandfather of 14, on Sunday. Cleveland police said Stephens posted video of the apparently random killing on Facebook. It was later removed.
A son, Robert Godwin Jr., said: "Steve, I forgive you ... I'm not happy [with] what you did but I forgive you."
"it's ok you killed my dad we love you"
these fucking nig nogs man.
*dark white people, you racist
__***Cleveland Man Suspected In Facebook Video Killing Found Dead***__
*The man suspected of carrying out a chilling homicide in Cleveland that was filmed and shared on Facebook was found dead Tuesday in Erie, Pennsylvania, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
Pennsylvania State Police said Steve Stephens, 37, was spotted by authorities Tuesday morning and shot and killed himself after “a brief pursuit.” Stephens was wanted for the aggravated murder of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr.*
as cops close in nig nog offfs himself discord rejoices as another nog offs himself
What a blessing
__***Russian Arctic Base Opened***__
- Hosting Su-34 fullback in nearby airbase that has nuke capability and Typhoon-class sub
- Hosting SF unit riding reindeer sleds
The giant complex on the northern ice cap is believed to be fully-armed with missile systems and nuclear-ready fighter jets.
And Russian economists reckon it could hold the key to the Kremlin unearthing almost £24 TRILLION of oil and gas buried deep beneath the snow, The Times reports.
Moscow yesterday released the first pictures of the giant Arctic Trefoil complex on the Arctic island of Alexandra Land - where temperature can drop to -50°C.
And more worryingly, Moscow's defence minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed nuke-ready Su-34 fighter jets will be deployed at a nearby air base.
Putin has ordered elite special forces troops to train up for Arctic warfare - using REINDEER SLEDS for transport in the freezing conditions.
__***(((Google))) could reveal you being a bad goyim***__
- Google is working on a global recruitment tool, named 'Google Hire'
- Some suggest it can only be accessed using a personal Google account
- This could link a user's search history and YouTube with job applications
- Google has denied the claim but made no further comment
***BE A BAD GOY, PRACTICE OPSEC***
Google Hire, the Internet giant’s new recruitment tool that allows employers to manage job applications, has sparked fears that recruiters could access applicants’ entire browsing history.
Touted as a recruitment tool, like Linkedin, Google Hire would allow employers to place job ads and manage applications through the product.
The product’s sign-in page has an option to connect through a personal Google account, which has prompted fears that employers could be able to access your search history and Youtube subscriptions.
Google, however, hasn’t given much away about the new venture, so it is unclear exactly what employers will be able to search for when looking for potential hires.
The ‘Applicant-Tracking System’ (ATS) that Google uses to manage the tracking for its own job applicants has now been repurposed to create a new revenue stream for the company.
_UPDATE:_ A Google spokesperson has clarified that the site will only share information “voluntarily” provided by job candidates. “Google does not share private information such as search or viewing history. Only the information that applicants input into Google Hire will be shared – for example, first name, last name, email address, resume, cover letter, etc.,” the spokesperson told RT.com.
**Do not believe Google's lies, REMEMBER AND PRACTICE OPSEC**
__***US intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska's coast***__
*The U.S. military says it intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska's coast.
Navy Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, says a pair of F-22 Raptor aircraft intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear bombers on Monday.
Ross says the intercept was "safe and professional."
North American Aerospace Defense Command monitors air approaches to North America and defends the airspace.
Fox News said Tuesday the Russian planes flew within 100 miles (160 kilometers) of Alaska's Kodiak Island.
It said the American jets escorted the Russian bombers for 12 minutes. The bombers then flew back to eastern Russia.*
***Facebook murder suspect’s last words: ‘I need my nuggets!" ***
Facebook killer Steve Stephens stopped at a McDonald’s on Buffalo Road in Erie County to order McNuggets and French fries moments before blowing himself away.
Sharp-eyed employee Henry Sayers said he recognized the hungry fugitive as he sat in his Ford Fusion to pay for his 20 pieces and large fries, cleveland.com reported.
Stephens “acted normal” at first, Sayers said.
By the time he pulled up to the pickup window, employees were on the phone with state police.
The fast-thinking fast-food owner tried to stall by telling the now nervous man that his order was not ready yet.
“It will be a minute for the fries,” the owner, Tom, told The Post.
But Stephens was not lovin’ it.
“No, I can’t wait!” Tom said Stephens snapped. “I need my nuggets now!”
He paid for the food, then stepped on the gas and peeled off with just the McNuggets.
Troopers were in hot pursuit seconds later and caught up with him about 2 miles away.
He then turned his gun on himself.
__***Fresno shooting spree: 3 people killed, suspect who yelled 'Allahu Akbar,' says he 'hates white people' in custody***__
- 16 shot, 3 died
- Motives are still unclear
Three people were killed after a man went on a shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California on Tuesday while shouting "God is great" in Arabic before he was tackled and taken into custody, police said.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said officers took Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, into custody in connection to the shootings. Dyer said Muhammad went by the nickname "Black Jesus" and shouted "Allahu Akbar" as police tackled him to the ground.
Dyer said at a news conference Muhammad told police that he hates white people, and has made posts against white people and the government on his Facebook page. All of the victims of the shooting rampage on Tuesday were white men, according to police.
Muhammad was already wanted in connection to the killing of an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 last week, police said.
__***'I will protect you!' Le Pen tells voters ahead of presidential election***__
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Monday sought to mobilise her supporters six days ahead of France's most unpredictable presidential election in decades by pledging to suspend all immigration and shield voters from "savage globalisation."
"I will protect you. My first measure as president will be to reinstate France's borders," Le Pen said to wide applause and cheers from the crowd of about 5,000, prompting the National Front's (FN) traditional "This is our home!" chant.
Slamming her rivals, whom she said wanted "savage globalisation," she said hers was the camp of patriots. "The choice on Sunday is simple," she said. "It is a choice between a France that is rising again and a France that is sinking."
"Fight for victory, until the very last minute," she said. "If every patriot can this week convince just one abstentionist, just one undecided voter, we are sure to win!"
__***Inside Russia’s top-secret Arctic base which Vladimir Putin has filled with nuclear-armed warplanes and REINDEER-riding special forces***__
VLADIMIR Putin has his eyes set on starting a new Cold War – by opening a top-secret military base in the Arctic.
The giant complex on the northern ice cap is believed to be fully-armed with missile systems and nuclear-ready fighter jets.
And Russian economists reckon it could hold the key to the Kremlin unearthing almost £24 TRILLION of oil and gas buried deep beneath the snow, The Times reports.
And more worryingly, Moscow's defence minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed nuke-ready Su-34 fighter jets will be deployed at a nearby air base.
Putin has ordered elite special forces troops to train up for Arctic warfare - using REINDEER SLEDS for transport in the freezing conditions.
__***Facebook unveils VR and AR software as Mark Zuckerberg confirms it IS developing a 'mind reading' brain interface***__
Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled Facebook's augmented reality system - and confirmed rumours the firm is developing a 'mind control' brain interface.
The social network's founder took to the stage at the firm's annual F8 developer conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center to introduce what he called the 'second act' in Facebook's camera strategy - a new platform to allow developers to build AR apps that intensifies its battle with Snapchat.
He also hinted at the firm's more distant future, confirming rumours it is developing a radical mind reading computer interface - and promised more details on the project 'soon'.
'We're building further out beyond augmented reality, and that includes work around direct brain interfaces that one day will let you communicate using only your mind, although that stuff is pretty far out,' he said.
__***Photo Finish in Georgia Special Election: Democrat Falls Short, Runoff with GOP Candidate***__
It was a photo finish in the “jungle primary” special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District on Tuesday to select a replacement for Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), punctuated by unusual technical reporting delays from Fulton County, the largest county in the district.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, thirty-year-old Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff fell just short of the 50-percent-plus-one vote total he needed to avoid a June runoff with the GOP’s Karen Handel, the former Georgia Secretary of State who finished in a distant second.
CNN declared the race a runoff between Ossoff and Handel shortly after midnight.
At 12:09 a.m. President Trump tweeted, “Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, Big “R” win with runoff in Georgia. Glad to be of help!”
With 177 of 210 precincts reporting as of 12:25 a.m. eastern on Wednesday morning, the Associated Press results had Ossoff in first place with 49 percent of the vote, followed by the GOP’s Karen Handel in second at 19 percent, and the GOP’s Bob Gray in third place and out of the runoff election with 10 percent.
__***Why Spreading False Information About Progressives Ultimately Harms Conservatives***__
*THE DAILY WIRE*
On Tuesday morning, a photo began making the rounds on social media showing Whoopi Goldberg wearing an incredibly disturbing tee shirt. The tee features President Trump shooting himself in the head, with the slogan "Make America Great Again" written underneath.
A quick jaunt through Twitter, however, revealed that the offensive tee shirt was a photoshop job. Goldberg even spoke about it on Tuesday's episode of The View.
This sort of behavior - whether it be photoshopping a detestable image onto the tee shirt of a leftist celebrity, or deliberately misquoting a public figure - is childish and destructive.
The progressive movement is easily defeated on the battlefield of ideas, where conservatives are stocked with ample ammunition in the form of logic and reason. There's no need to create and disseminate fictions about our opponents.
More than simply being childish, such behavior always backfires. When the fraud is eventually revealed, Republicans and conservatives at large become the target of public scorn. This furthers the progressive narrative that conservatives are liars who resort to smear attacks because their ideas cannot stand up to scrutiny.
Rather than dive into a lose-lose situation, let's stick to the truth, and win with integrity. Also - check around for more than five seconds before sharing a meme.
__***French police find bombs, make arrests over 'planned presidential election attack'***__
French police say they have foiled an imminent attack leading up to the presidential election, with the arrest of two men in Marseille on Tuesday. Explosives and multiple weapons were found at the suspects' flat in the southern port city.
The two Frenchmen, one born in 1987 and the other in 1993, had met while sharing a prison cell and were known to police as having converted to radical Islam, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said at a press conference.
In addition to a machine gun and two handguns, Molins added that an Islamic State group flag was also found in the apartment where the two suspects were arrested.
French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl underscored to reporters that the two were "suspected of wanting to imminently commit a violent act on the eve of the French presidential election."
Anti-terror police and agents from France’s domestic intelligence agency conducted the arrests.
__***Russia claims it can wipe out entire US Navy with a single ‘electronic bomb’ in bizarre propaganda report***__
RUSSIA has claimed it can disable the entire US Navy in one fell swoop using powerful electronic signal jamming.
A news report from the country – where the media is essentially controlled by the state – said the technology could render planes, ships and missiles useless.
The newsreader says: “Today, our Russian Electronic Warfare (REW) troops can detect and neutralise any target from a ship’s system and a radar, to a satellite.”
The news report claims a single Russian war plane flew several times around American destroyer the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea several years ago, disabling its systems and leaving it helpless.
The report also claims they are capable to creating electronic jamming domes over their bases that make them invisible on radar screens.
__***What to eat for breakfast if you want to have a productive day***__
According to William Cole, who specialises in nutrition, what we should be eating first thing is a little unusual.
He told Mind, Body, Green that a breakfast crammed with fat is the key to maintaining energy levels throughout the day, and eating this way will make you more productive.
So what does that mean food wise? William’s best breakfast is an avocado, salmon and two poached eggs served on a sweet potato.
The science behind this choice is all to do with stopping your body having sugar highs and lows. When we don’t have enough good fat (this is not an excuse to munch chocolate) in our diet, the brain can’t function optimally.
It also releases energy slowly and over a long period of time, so you’ll find it easier to concentrate and you will be more productive.
__***Trump moves to limit visa program for tech workers***__
*THE BOSTON GLOBE*
Returning to his campaign pledge to protect American workers, President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that could reduce the supply of entry-level foreign workers that many companies say they need to fill technical jobs.
Employers and immigration experts reacted warily to Trump’s order, praising some efforts at overhauling the technology industry’s favorite guest-worker program while worrying that the administration’s reforms could harm employers that use it fairly.
Trump’s action directs four federal agencies to propose reforms to the H-1B visa program, which lets employers hire skilled overseas workers to fill jobs in the United States. It also underscores previously announced plans by federal officials to crack down on abuse and fraud in the system.
The goal, Trump said, is to ensure that American workers aren’t supplanted by cheaper foreign labor, a common criticism of the H-1B program. Federal records show those visas are most often sought for workers from *India*, between the ages of 25 and 34, to fill jobs in the tech industry. The White House said that about 80 percent of H-1B workers are paid below the median wage in their industries.
__***Lil’ Hero: Kid Trolls CNN Live Shot, Mouths ‘Fake News’***__
During CNN’s live coverage of Monday’s White House Easter Egg Roll, a young visitor ruthlessly trolled correspondent Jim Acosta, photobombing his shot and appearing to mouth “fake news” for the camera.
Watch the glorious moment below
Newsbusters considered that the kid might be saying something offensive, but with the young boy’s obvious gesture toward the reporter and making an “X” with his arms, we’re giving him the benefit of the doubt that he knows exactly what CNN really is.
That boy is a hero!
__***First protected DREAMer is deported under Trump***__
- You have to go back
Federal agents ignored President Trump's pledge to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children by sending a young man back to his native Mexico, the first such documented case, a USA TODAY examination of the new administration's immigration policies shows.
After spending an evening with his girlfriend in Calexico, Calif., on Feb. 17, Juan Manuel Montes, 23, who has lived in the U.S. since age 9, grabbed a bite and was waiting for a ride when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer approached and started asking questions.
Montes was twice granted deportation protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by President Barack Obama and left intact by President Trump.
**Montes had left his wallet in a friend's car, so he couldn't produce his ID or proof of his DACA status and was told by agents he couldn't retrieve them. Within three hours, he was back in Mexico, becoming the first undocumented immigrant with active DACA status deported by the Trump administration's stepped-up deportation policy.**
"Some people told me that they were going to deport me; others said nothing would happen," Montes told USA TODAY in his aunt and uncle's home in western Mexico where he's been staying. "I thought that if I kept my nose clean nothing would happen." He asked that the exact location of their home be withheld.
__***O'Reilly loses job over harassment claims***__
Presenter Bill O'Reilly has been dropped from Fox News over sexual harrassment claims, the company said in a one-sentence statement on Wednesday.
"After a thorough and careful review of the allegations...Bill O'Reilly will not be returning" the network said.
Mr O'Reilly has been on holiday since 12 April, and was photographed shaking hands with Pope Francis at the Vatican earlier on Wednesday.
More than 50 sponsors have withdrawn ads from his show, The O'Reilly Factor.
__***Aaron Hernandez’s Body Finally Catches Up to His Soul on Day Patriots Visit Trump White House***__ <:kys:295297598120787969>
Serial killer Aaron Hernandez claimed another victim Wednesday morning.
The convicted murderer escaped conviction in the slayings of two immigrants on Friday. But *he ultimately proved a hanging judge over his own existence* in meting out rough justice to himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center on Wednesday.
Using a bedsheet and a window, he put himself permanently to sleep as his fellow inmates enjoyed temporary rest. Despite last week’s red-letter day, which prompted defense attorney Jose Baez to suggest that he may appeal Hernandez’s conviction in the murder of Odin Lloyd as an encore, the tight end felt the comedown after the victory.
The former New England Patriot committed suicide on Patriots’ Day, the anniversary of the first battles of the American Revolution. Less coincidentally, he took his life on the day when his teammates celebrate their comeback Super Bowl victory at the White House.
<:swastika:301285389753122818> __***Judge Forces Auburn University To Allow White Nationalist To Speak on Campus***__ <:swastika:301285389753122818>
*THE DAILY WIRE*
A federal judge in Alabama ordered Auburn University, a public university, to allow white supremacist and Nazi sympathizer Richard Spencer to speak on campus yesterday.
After the university initially canceled the event due to "security concerns," Spencer filed a complaint with the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, claiming that the university violated the First Amendment of the Constitution guaranteeing his right to free speech.
Judge W. Keith Watkins, who was appointed by George W. Bush in 2005, agreed with Spencer that Auburn's statement interfered with Spencer's speech and forced the university to continue the event as planned.
Spencer's speech faced considerable backlash from the Left and other individuals who take issue with Spencer's opinions. After he gave his speech, Spencer was met with a mob of protesters. Fights ensued and people were arrested.
🚀 __***North Korean defector forced to watch her first public execution aged SEVEN claims mad dictator will stop at nothing to nuke US as a 'last stand'***__ 🚀
A North Korean defector who witnessed her first public execution aged just seven is convinced despot Kim Jong-Un would launch nuclear weapons against its enemies as a 'last stand'.
'At the very last minute, when he finds out that he's going to lose all his power he's definitely going to use it,' she told MailOnline in a fascinating interview highlighting what life is really like inside the secretive state.
'There's a slogan in North Korea which goes: 'America dies, we die, we all die together'.
'He would launch missiles at South Korea, Japan and America. He's a dictator who'd have nowhere to go and there would be no way to stop him.
Hyeonseo, now 37, went on to reveal how most North Koreans are 'brainwashed' into believing the regime's propaganda and how the thousands who are forced to attend military parades 'pee their pants' because they are forbidden from leaving.
***14 Wounded After Illegal Migrants Storm Town Hall to Protest France’s Immigration Laws***
Run-down: Niggers swarm town hall screaming "dindu nuffin", gets gassed
A crowd of around 200 illegal migrants from Africa stormed Alfortville town hall on Tuesday morning, demanding the government relax criteria for regularisation and give them residence papers.
Illegal migrants occupied the town hall for about an hour, frightening members of the public in the building as well as staff who had to retreat to their offices.
A crowd of around 200 illegal migrants from Africa stormed Alfortville town hall on Tuesday morning, demanding the government relax criteria for regularisation and give them residence papers.
Illegal migrants occupied the town hall for about an hour, frightening members of the public in the building as well as staff who had to retreat to their offices.
The migrants, who work at Rungis International Market, the world’s largest wholesale food market, began piling into the town hall at around 8.30 am, but staff didn’t notice their arrival until it was “too late”, according to Le Parisien.
When officers arrived to break up the protest and evacuate the town hall, they were forced to use tear gas as a group of around forty illegal immigrants were blocking access to the building. Le Parisien reports that following clashes, 14 people received medical treatment with three hospitalised.
<:pepesmug:281041251749462016> __***Fox News Will Replace Bill O’Reilly With Tucker Carlson***__ <:pepesmug:281041251749462016>
In the wake of Bill O’Reilly’s ouster, Fox News Channel issued a talking points memo of its own: Its primetime lineup will maintain a similar tone and attitude even without the person who was arguably the network’s most recognizable anchor in place.
Tucker Carlson, who has held forth in primetime at 9 p.m. and delivered solid ratings, will move to O’Reilly’s 8 p.m. slot starting Monday, April 24. Fox News will fill Carlson’s former berth with its panel show, “The Five,” which will be co-anchored by Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, Bob Beckel, Greg Gutfeld, Jesse Watters and Juan Williams will Sean Hannity will remain at 10 p.m.
Additionally, Martha MacCallum will stay at 7 p.m. in a program that will be re-titled “The Story” starting April 28. She has been hosting a program centered on the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s administration. Eric Bolling, a longtime “Five” contributor and “O’Reilly Factor” substitute anchor, will get a new 5 p.m. show starting May 1.
__***UC Berkeley Bans Ann Coulter – But She Plans to Speak Anyway!***__
- Stay tuned on **April 27** for Berkeley Boogaloo 2.0
- >Ann: I AM giving the speech. What will they do? Arrest me?
The campus that is the home of the historical free speech movement, UC Berkeley, has banned conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter, citing security threats.
According to Young America’s Foundation, student organizers of an upcoming Ann Coulter event at the university were emailed by Berkeley administrators who claimed they were unable to “find a safe suitable venue” for Coulter.
“UC-Berkeley, a publicly-funded university, first imposed a series of ridiculous requirements on the speech allegedly in the name of ‘safety.’ Coulter, we were informed, would be required to deliver her speech in the afternoon; only students would be allowed to attend; and the speech location would not be announced until close to the event,” they continued. “Against our advice, Coulter agreed to all these requirements. In return, she requested two measures, which actually had something to do with safety.”
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that rioters caused around $100,000 in damages at UC Berkeley, while the damage to downtown Berkeley was reported to be around $400,000 to $500,000.
__***Antifa “U-Lock” Attacker From Berkeley Identified as College Professor Eric Clanton***__
- Behold, Weaponized Autism
Meet Eric Clanton, who has a degree from San Francisco State University (SFSU), although the only proof I see of him teaching there is this professor rating page. It’s been trolled to hell, so I wasn’t able to reach back and find real reviews. I’ll work on that.
He does teach at Diablo Valley College for sure, because here’s his faculty page from that institution. His alumnus page at SFSU has curiously been scrubbed since this digging began. I wonder why that could be?
His Twitter account has already been deleted by him, so don’t bother trying to look for old material there. But, if you click the archive link above, you can find a copy of the Google cache.
Eric Clanton okCupid profile: "I spend a lot of time thinking about REVOLUTION"
<:jewstar:285075531609669632> __***PICS: Violent ‘Anti-Fascist’ March on Le Pen Rally Before French Election***__ <:jewstar:285075531609669632>
PARIS (AP) – Hundreds of protesters have marched in Marseille against French right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, ahead of her final rally in the southern port city.
Some ultra-left demonstrators skirmished with police during the Wednesday night protest. Police set off tear gas to disperse them.
A new poll out Wednesday showed Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron sharing first place.
Opponents of Le Pen and her anti-immigration National Front party also skirmished with police outside a Paris rally this week.
A banner held by a far-left protester on Wednesday read: “Far-rightists can’t be fought in the ballot box.”
<:feelsman:281041786670153731> __***University Holds Workshop: Tells White Students And 'People of Color' To Go To Different Rooms***__ <:shiiiiit:283899583028002836>
*THE DAILY WIRE*
On April 13, Kennesaw State University held a workshop titled “Being, Becoming and Fostering Allies: Building Relationships Across Privilege.” According to Heat Street, the workshop segregated participants by race, asking “those who identify as white” and “those who identify as people of color” to go to different rooms.
Kennesaw State University spokeswoman Tammy DeMel, stated, “The goal of the workshop, which was led by an outside expert, was to foster learning and create an environment of understanding and support for one another.
Attendees were asked to work together and then were invited to join the group with which they identify.” She added that **the workshop “is being mischaracterized” as segregation**.
__***AChamps-Élysées attack: 1 police officer killed, another injured in Paris shooting***__
- 0000 day since last terror attack
One police officer was killed and another was wounded when a gunman opened fire late Thursday on the famed Champs-Élysées shopping district in Paris, officials said.
Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The Associated Press that the attacker targeted police guarding the area near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station at the center of the avenue popular with tourists.
The French Interior Ministry said the shooting attack deliberately targeted police officers guarding the area. Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said on BFM television that a man came out of a car and opened fire on the police vehicle.
<:REEE:281041868056166401> __***Man Who Embarrassed HuffPo with Hoax Article Loses Job After Outlet Tracks Him Down at Work***__ <:REEE:281041868056166401>
A South African man who, posing as a feminist activist, convinced the Huffington Post to publish an article **calling for white males to have their voting rights removed** has now lost his job after HuffPo editors tracked him down and confronted him at his workplace.
Garland has now been revealed to be the pseudonym of Marius Roodt, a think-tank employee from Johannesberg, who created the persona in order to expose HuffPo’s racism and “lack of fact-checking.”
In the face of public outrage, the Huffington Post initially defended the piece. Only after learning that “Shelley Garland” did not exist, and that they had been trolled, did the Huffington Post retract the article and affirm that they “fully support” universal enfranchisement.
Armed with video recording equipment, three HuffPo editors then arrived at Roodt’s workplace to confront him. Putting him on the spot in a video interview, the HuffPo editors then asked him a number of questions including, “Are you sorry for what you did?”
And yet, it was Roodt, not anyone at the Huffington Post, who ended up losing his job. Roodt tendered his resignation with his employer, the Centre for Development and Enterprise, a prestigious South African think-tank.
<:bogcall:280514824541175818> __***Trump Administration Seeking Arrest Of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange***__ <:bogcall:280514824541175818>
*THE DAILY WIRE*
On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Assange's arrest is a "priority … We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks. This is a matter that's gone beyond anything I'm aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious. So yes, it is a priority. We've already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail."
The Obama administration wanted to prosecute Assange but felt it would be difficult because other sources, including The New York Times, also leaked the documents stolen by Manning.
Last week, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said WikiLeaks "directed Chelsea Manning to intercept specific secret information, and it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States. It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.”
Assange's attorney, Barry Pollack, said, "We've had no communication with the Department of Justice and they have not indicated to me that they have brought any charges against Mr. Assange. They've been unwilling to have any discussion at all, despite our repeated requests, that they let us know what Mr. Assange's status is in any pending investigations. There's no reason why WikiLeaks should be treated differently from any other publisher."
***Berkeley Reverses Decision To Cancel Ann Coulter Speech***
Run down: "cancel speech plz" "lol no"
"Reschedule speech plz" "lol no"
Administrators at UC Berkeley have reversed their decision on Thursday afternoon to cancel an upcoming lecture by Ann Coulter.
However, Berkeley now wish to move the date of her appearance from April 27 to May 2, in a week when there are no classes at the college. Coulter has rejected the proposed change, and plans to speak on the original date as planned.
Coulter said in an email to The Washington Post on Wednesday that the university had been “imposing ridiculous demands” on the event but that she and the UCB College Republicans still agreed “to all of their silly requirements.” She said she believes that her speech “has been unconstitutionally banned” by the “public, taxpayer-supported UC-Berkeley.”
“They just up and announced that I was prohibited from speaking anyway,” Coulter said, noting that her speech topic was to be immigration, the subject of one of her books. “I feel like the Constitution is important and that taxpayer-supported university should not be using public funds to violate American citizens’ constitutional rights.”
Despite the administration’s decision to cancel the event, Coulter announced that she would plan to speak anyway. “What are they going to do? Arrest me?” she said late Wednesday on the Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Berkeley wars 2.0 hype
__***ISIS sandfaggot who attacked Paris was an actual Mudslime terrorist that was arrested 15 years ago***___
French security services are today facing troubling questions as to how they failed to prevent an ISIS gunman from slaughtering one policeman and wounding two other officers in Paris when he was already on a terror watch list and was arrested as recently as February.
Karim Cheurfi, a 39-year-old, was known as a threat to the country and described as an 'extremist' by authorities, who had placed him on a watch list. It's believed he was radicalised while serving a 20-year jail sentence for attempting to kill two officers in 2001, before his release last year.
In February, the terrorist tried to obtain weapons and made threats to kill police officers, but was let go in early March due to lack of evidence.
Last night, the fanatic was killed by police after he got out of his Audi and opened fire at police stopped at a red light on Champs Elysees. His car was packed with more weapons, including a pump action shotgun and knives.
An note declaring allegiance to ISIS was discovered on the Champs Elysees and is being investigated by police.
Traffic officer Xavier Jugele, 37, died instantly with a shot to the head, while the other two were hurt before Cheurfi himself was gunned down by nearby armed police. A ricocheting bullet fired by the terrorist also wounded a female foreign tourist passing by.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack and named the attacker as 'Abu Yousuf al-Belgiki', which translates to 'the Belgian' in Arabic - a name which was listed in uncovered documents from the terror group last year.
🔥 __***South Africa bus crash 'kills at least 19 children'***__ 🔥
At least 19 children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital, Pretoria, emergency services and officials say.
The children died after the vehicle burst into flames following a collision with a truck just north of the capital.
There were understood to be both primary and secondary school-aged children on board.
Panyaza Lesufi, the official responsible for education in Gauteng province, said it was a "dark day".
The minibus collided with a truck on the single carriageway R25, between Verena in Mpumalanga and Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng, having left from Mahlenga High.
The emergency services rescued seven children before the bus burst into flames.
<:trump:284711336934375425> __***‘Shattered’ Revelation: Clinton Campaign Hatched Russian Hacking Narrative 24 Hours After Hillary’s Loss***__ <:trump:284711336934375425>
The new Clinton campaign tell-all, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, reveals how Hillary Clinton personally placed blame for her bruising defeat on Russian meddling “within twenty-four hours of her concession speech.”
The blistering behind-the-scenes book, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, illustrates how Hillary Clinton furiously blamed her defeat on the FBI investigation into her private emails, Russian interference, and Trump’s supposed support from “white nationalists.”
The authors detail how Clinton went out of her way to pass blame for her stunning loss on “Comey and Russia.”
“She wants to make sure all these narratives get spun the right way,” a longtime Clinton confidant is quoted as saying.
The book further highlights how Clinton’s Russia-blame-game was a plan hatched by senior campaign staffers John Podesta and Robby Mook, less than “within twenty-four hours” after she conceded.
😱 __***Huffington Post Columnist: Trump Supporters ‘Deserve To Die’***__ 🤔
*THE DAILY WIRE*
In a **now deleted** Huffington Post article, Chris Cali said that Trump supporters deserve to die "more than he does." He premised this article off President Donald Trump's decision to drop a "Mother of All Bombs" on Islamic State terrorists in Afghanistan and how the world might be on the verge of a major war with North Korea.
Cali contemplated whether his parka will "be enough for this nuclear winter, or should I buy a new pair of long johns." He argued that if nuclear war comes to the United States, it will not come toward middle America or "Trump country," but rather the major liberal metropolises of New York and Los Angeles.
Thus, Cali argues that the ones who "deserve to get nuked" are the ones who voted for President Trump, whom he says is responsible for putting the United States on the "verge" of nuclear war. He ends his article as follows:
*[Trump voters] are the people who should be filling the front lines of whatever war Trump wants to start so he and his billionaire buddies can profit off weapons manufacturing and oil contracts. These are the people who deserve to have their towns annihilated. These people are who actually deserve to die in a war that they’ll line up to support. Not my ass. I have a lot to live for. They’ve already decided that they don’t.*
🏳️🌈 __***Massive power outage hits San Francisco, shuts down businesses, BART station, cable cars, traffic lights***__ 🏳️🌈
A massive power outage in San Francisco caused a blackout Friday in several neighborhoods, from the Financial District to the Presidio, forcing the closure of businesses, a BART station, cable car service and a federal courthouse, officials said.
A spokesman for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said 88,000 customers lost power and that there had been a fire at a substation at Larkin and Eddy streets. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the fire caused the outage, which swept through the city about 9 a.m., or was ignited as a result of the outage.
At noon, PG&E officials said crews were still working on the problem — and estimated that most customers would have their power restored by 1 p.m. By 1:30 p.m., power was back on for about 25,000 customers, but the mass blackout continued. Company and city officials scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m.
🇺🇸 __***Freed Egyptian American prisoner returns home following Trump intervention***__ 🇪🇬
*THE WASHINGTON POST*
An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release.
President Trump and his aides worked for several weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to secure the freedom of Aya Hijazi, 30, a U.S. citizen, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and four other humanitarian workers. Trump dispatched a U.S. government aircraft to Cairo to bring Hijazi and her family to Washington.
Hijazi, who grew up in Falls Church, Va., and graduated from George Mason University, was working in Cairo with the Belady Foundation, which she and her husband established as a haven and rehabilitation center for street children in Cairo.
🇺🇸 __***Sessions DOJ to Sanctuary Cities: Show Compliance or Lose Funds***__ 🇲🇽
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made good on his threat to cut Justice Department grants to so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. On Friday his subordinates sent letters to nine such jurisdictions demanding proof of compliance.
The letters, sent to the relevant authorities in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, and the “sanctuary state” of California, makes clear that Byrne Grants, a major program by which the federal Department of Justice funds local law enforcement, will be withheld if these jurisdictions do not do their part to enforce federal immigration law.
In order to avoid losing their funding, the cities and California must provide the Justice Department documented proof of compliance with 8 USC § 1373 no later than June 30. That law states that:
*[L]ocal government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.*
The accompanying press release noted the skyrocketing crime rates that have plagued these non-compliant jurisdictions and stressed the need to cooperate on immigration in order to fight growing transnational crime organizations like MS-13.
🇺🇸 __***Trump Signs an Executive Order to Reduce Tax Regulatory Burdens***__ 🇺🇸
*THE GATEWAY PUNDIT*
The President signed two presidential memoranda’s and one executive order today.
He opened his signing:
“This is ‘Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens’,” he paused, then jokingly continues, “*that covers a lot of territory there*.” The President grinned after that, the crowd of reporters laughed, and he signed the document.
“This is the subject of financial stability, the oversight council,” he uncapped his pen, “very important.”
“This is orderly liquidation authority . . . doesn’t sound like much – but it is. That’s a biggie, it doesn’t sound good, but it is.”
After signing the document, President Trump addressed those in attendance, “We’ll be having a big announcement on Wednesday having to do with tax reform . . .”
*POTUS*: “We’ve taken unprecedented action to take back our jobs and return power to our citizens.” pic.twitter.com/dasehcqs0s
— Fox News (*FoxNews*) April 21, 2017
😂 __***'Who let her in? She is either SICK or a fraud!' White race faker Rachel Dolezal causes outrage as she lectures black South Africans about her 'struggle' with being 'trans black'***__ 😂
American race-faker Rachel Dolezal has returned to the limelight with her first ever visit to Africa on a lecture tour about race – a move which has been met with outrage, calls for a boycott and a string of **scathing memes**.
Police flanked Ms Dolezal's first key note event after a hostile meeting with mostly black students who objected to her insistence that she had 'an authentic black identity' despite admitting to being 'biologically white'.
The 39-year-old, who was labeled an 'ethnic fraud' after passing herself off as a black woman for more than a decade, recently took a Nigerian name to make herself sound more authentic.
The shamed black activist, who now calls herself Nkechi Amare Diallo, outraged her young black audience in Johannesburg after equating her claim to being 'trans-black' with the trans-gender experience of Caitlyn Jenner.
🇺🇸 __***Imprisoned Russian pedophile appears to be linked to hack of DNC computers ***__ 🇷🇺
A twice-convicted Russian pedophile imprisoned in a heavily forested gulag some 500 miles from Moscow appears to be the man a controversial dossier says helped hack into Democratic National Committee computers last year.
Sevastyan Kaptsugovich's name is misspelled in the dossier, which was compiled by a former British spy. But his history matches that of a computer expert described in the dossier who had been "compromised" by the Russian intelligence agency known as the FSB and forced into cooperating in the Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
The likelihood that Kaptsugovich is the man the dossier named as "Seva Kapsovich" answers one question about the findings of former spy Christopher Steele, whose compilation of connections between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and figures in Russia has been viewed with intrigue and skepticism. But it invites other questions in the widening probes into connections between Trump's campaign and Russia.
The 35-page dossier, which was published in full by BuzzFeed and contains a number of as-yet-unverified allegations, suggested that Kaptsugovich had been forced to cooperate with the FSB in hacking U.S. computer systems. It didn't reveal how he was involved, however.
🇺🇸 __***Obama Injects Himself Into French Election***__ 🇫🇷
Remember when President Obama urged the British to vote to stay in the European Union, and they completely ignored him? He apparently hasn’t learned to stay out of European races. A new report confirms that Obama, now a private citizen, called French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, from the centrist party En Marche!, just three days before the contest begins.
The progressive candidate was so excited about the call that he filmed it.
Let’s keep defending our progressive values. Thank you for this discussion *BarackObama*. *pic.twitter.com/8rhNdHkLo8*
— Emmanuel Macron (*EmmanuelMacron*) April 20, 2017
Macron said Obama wanted to exchange views about the French presidential campaign and that the ex-president had stressed how important the relationship between the two countries was.
"Emmanuel Macron warmly thanked Barack Obama for his friendly call," Macron's party "En Marche!" said in a statement.
Obama’s team insists his phone call was not indicative of an endorsement
🇺🇸 __***Second Detroit Doctor Busted in Female Genital Mutilation Ring***__ 🇪🇬
Dr. Fakhruddin Attar was arrested in the Detroit suburb of Livonia, Michigan Friday, accused, along with his wife Farida Attar, of involvement in the same female genital mutilation conspiracy that led to the landmark arrest last week of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala.
The three suspects now charged represent the first prosecution in the United States for female genital mutilation (FGM), a practice common primarily in Muslim countries, particularly those in Africa. For example, UNICEF estimates that 98% of Somali girls and 87% of Egyptians have endured the procedure.
As in the case of Dr. Nagarwala last week, the 16-page criminal complaint issued against Dr. Attar and his wife in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Friday refers to “a particular religious and cultural community” without specifying that community. **It is now believed that that community is the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim sect**, whose world leader, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, has called for the tradition to continue.
According to the complaint against Nargawala, the victims’ parents brought them to the Detroit area for the grusome procedure. The girls were told it was to be a “special girls trip.” The parents also allegedly said the cutting would “get the germs out” and that they were not to talk of what happened inside the Burhani clinic.
One of the girls later told the FBI she screamed in pain as she endured what Dr. Nargawala called “getting a shot.” She then said she was barely able to walk as she left the clinic. Upon examination by doctors working with the FBI, both seven-year-olds were found to have genitalia that was “abnormal looking” with “scar tissue” and “small healing lacerations.”
🇺🇸 __***Marine Le Pen gets poll boost after Paris attack as Donald Trump says her chances of victory have improved***__ 🇫🇷
Donald Trump has said the Paris terrorist attack would boost Marine Le Pen's presidential chances after a last-minute poll gave her a modest increase in support.
The US president said the shooting would "probably help" Ms Le Pen in Sunday's election, because she is "strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France."
"Whoever is the toughest on radical Islamic terrorism, and whoever is the toughest at the borders, will do well in the election," he said.
US presidents typically avoid weighing in on specific candidates running in overseas election. But Mr Trump suggested his opinion was no different from an average observer, saying: "Everybody is making predictions on who is going to win. I'm no different than you."
**BREAKING NEWS: You're all cute and wonderful and I'd smooch you if I could**
🇫🇷 <:pepesmug:281041251749462016> __***DIGITS FORECAST FRENCH ELECTION RESULT***__ <:pepesmug:281041251749462016> 🇫🇷
🇸🇪 __***Muslim Avoids Jail For Anally Raping Teen Because He “Couldn’t Understand No”***__ 🇸🇪
The Hovrätten (royal court) of Western Sweden said the Iraqi, who had former convictions, had “suspected ADHD,” which, according to the court, gave him “difficulties in interpreting and interacting with other people as well as recognizing the standards he is expected to live up to.”
This despite video evidence of the girl resisting and repeatedly saying “no” during the sexual assault – and despite evidence indicating the girl was blackmailed by the migrant who reportedly threatened to harass her family.
The court sided with the migrant even further by suggesting the girl’s repeated “no” only pertained to forced anal sex, which the judges somehow did not consider rape.
“Abdul will instead be sentenced for protection and will be included in the Freedom Relation and Relationship Program ROS, instead pay 60,000 SEK [roughly $6,650 US dollars] to the girl in compensation,” reported Swedish media, who also said Abdul is still a citizen of Iraq.
The incident occurred on Oct. 4, 2016 in Gothenburg at Abdul’s own apartment, but it wasn’t reported how the girl got there in the first place.
__**copied from /pol/ news**__
__***THOUSANDS OF RADICAL LEFT WING GROUP MEMBERS DOXXED***__
Late friday night over eight-thousand plus members of radical left wing groups such as Antifa, BAMN (Byany means necessary), Shareblue, and other groups that have set their goal to destroy right wing political power were doxed by members of the infamous imageboards of 8chan and 4chan.
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What goes around comes around. Words to live by.
🇬🇧 __***Acid attacks 'hidden' by fearful victims, say police***__ 🇬🇧
ACC Kearton, from Suffolk Police, who is the National Police Chiefs Council spokesperson on corrosive attacks, told BBC Radio 4's Today Programme that although hundreds of assaults were reported across the country, other victims might be staying silent.
"I do fear that this is a hidden crime and that some of the victims are in fear of reprisal and don't come forward," she said.
As well as the nightclub attack on Monday, over the last month a family were attacked in the street in north London and a driver was carjacked in east London using "noxious substances".
Figures from police forces across the UK suggest that the number of assaults involving corrosive substances has risen by 30% in two years.
In London, the number of attacks increased from 261 in 2015 to 454 last year. About 74% of police investigations since 2014 were wound down because the perpetrators could not be identified or victims were unwilling to press charges.
"It's something that is used in order to maim and disfigure people and, as we've heard, it has lasting physical and emotional damage for victims," said ACC Kearton.
🇺🇸 __***"Total Chaos" - Cyber Attack Feared As Multiple Cities Hit With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures***__ ⚡
The U.S. power grid appears to have been hit with multiple power outages affecting San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.
Officials report that business, traffic and day-to-day life has come to a standstill in San Francisco, reportedly the worst hit of the three major cities currently experiencing outages.
Power companies in all three regions have yet to elaborate on the cause, though a fire at a substation was the original reason given by San Francisco officials.
The cause of the outage has not yet been made clear, though given the current geo-political climate it is not out of the question to suggest a cyber attack could be to blame. It has also been suggested that the current outages could be the result of a secretive nuclear/EMP drill by the federal government.
As we have previously reported, the entire national power grid has been mapped by adversaries of the United States and it is believed that sleep trojans or malware may exist within the computer systems that maintain the grid.
🇺🇸 __***US actions to weaken Syrian govt will empower ISIS – UK consultancy***__ 🇸🇾
Any attempt to act against the Syrian government will make Islamic State and other terror groups in the country stronger, London-based consultancy IHS Markit said in a recent report, calling such situation an “inconvenient reality” for Washington.
According to the analyst, weakening the Syrian forces, which are already overstretched on a large front, may lead to the jihadists moving from the desert to populated areas in the west of the country, which endangers such cities as Damascus and Homs.
Strack believes that Deir ez-Zor is currently the main strategic goal for Islamic State, as capturing the largest city in eastern Syria would allow the group to gain “a new major population center from which to run the Caliphate” after losing Mosul and Raqqa.
Washington, which wants President Assad removed from power, has been backing the so-called “moderate opposition” with funds and weaponry for years. The rebel fighters received money, training, ammunition, including TOW guided anti-tank missiles, which was funded by the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and American allies.
The foreign support led to a surge of Islamist groups in the country as the “moderate rebels” were reported to have lost their weaponry to the jihadists from Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra or joined the ranks of the radicals voluntarily.
🇺🇸 __***DOJ puts nine sanctuary cities on notice; New York, Chicago, Philadelphia make name-and-shame list***__ 🇲🇽
*THE WASHINGTON TIMES*
The Trump administration put nine of the country’s top sanctuary cities on notice Friday that they could soon have to give up some federal funds unless they can prove they are no longer thwarting Homeland Security’s efforts to deport illegal immigrants.
The entire state of California is being targeted, as are the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cook County in Illinois and Miami-Dade County in Florida round out the list.
In letters to each of the nine jurisdictions the Justice Department said they signed documents last year, when they applied for Byrne Justice Assistance Grant money, saying they complied with a section of federal law that demands cooperation when immigration agents ask for it.
“Many of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime,” the Justice Department said as it sent the letters.
Sanctuary cities are those jurisdictions that thwart efforts by deportation officers to kick out illegal immigrants. One common version of a sanctuary policy prohibits local police from alerting federal agents when an illegal immigrant is in custody, or when the illegal immigrant is going to be released. Other versions refuse all contacts.
🇺🇸 __***Outraged Muslims to Rally Against Amazon Over Alleged Lack of Prayer Rooms ***__ 😂
Outraged Muslims are reportedly planning a May 1 demonstration at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
The company is under fire after several Muslim security guards demanded time and space to pray five times a day, while on the job.
The guards contend in a lawsuit filed this week that the subcontractor who employs them does not appropriately accommodate their faith and retaliates against those who speak out.
The Service Employees International Union and the guards allege that Amazon grants high-earning tech workers conference rooms to pray in, but they do not provide the same accommodation for contracted security officers during their law-mandated work breaks.
Amazon and the security contractor have refuted the allegations.
__***Socialist Venezuelan Leader Steps Up Arming of Supporters After Outlawing, Confiscating Civilian Guns***__
- Gov outlawed private gun ownership (only LE/Mil/Gov can own guns) in 2012
- Now Maduro stepped it and allows his 400k commie militia to own guns
- The majority (commies) have guns, but not for the opposition
The socialist leader of Venezuela announced in a speech to regime loyalists his plan to arm hundreds of thousands of supporters after a years-long campaign to confiscate civilian-owned guns.
"A gun for every militiaman!" Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said to uniformed militia members outside the presidential palace, Fox News reported on Tuesday.
The arming of Maduro's supporters comes five years after Venezuela's socialist regime outlawed the commercial sale and civilian ownership of firearms. Only the military, police, and groups like security companies can buy guns and only directly from one state-run arms company under the law passed in 2012, according to the BBC.
As protests and unrest increase in Venezuela, Maduro's regime has created a landscape where civilians are disarmed but his supporters are not.
🇫🇷 __***Marine Le Pen: Islamism Has Declared War On Our Nation, On Reason, On Civilisation***__ 🇫🇷
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has denounced radical Islam as “a monstrous totalitarian ideology that has declared war on our nation, on reason, on civilisation,” after a deadly Kalashnikov attack on police officers in Paris.
**“Hate preachers must be expelled, the Islamist mosques closed,”** the Front National leader declared, lambasting the Socialist Party government as “notoriously feeble”.
**“We cannot afford to lose this war … for the past ten years, Left-wing and Right-wing governments have done everything they can for us to lose it. We need a presidency which acts and protects us,”** she declared, calling on outgoing president François Hollande to expel all foreign nationalists on the extremist watch list and terminate France’s membership of the EU’s borderless Schengen area, which was castigated as “effectively an international passport-free zone for terrorists” by former INTERPOL chief Robert Noble after Islamists killed 130 people in Paris in 2015.
Ms Le Pen’s main rival for the presidency, __former Rothschild banker__ Emmanuel Macron, was the Socialist economy minister until recently, and struck a very different tone following the attack, telling RTL France he would not invent an anti-terror programme in response to the police killing.
In another interview shortly after the shooting, Macron described radical Islamic terrorism as and “imponderable problem” which would be “part of our daily lives for the years to come”.
🇺🇸 __***Trump’s ‘Hire American, Buy American’ Is Redistribution by Another Name***__ 🇺🇸
First, the notion that American companies should be forced to hire American labor is a __conceit of the Left__. It is based on the same failures of economic understanding that lead to advocating higher minimum wages: the notion that cramming through an increase in labor cost does not cost jobs to a company, does not raise costs to the consumer, and does not degrade the quality of future products.
Second, Trump’s program of ensuring that government contracts go to American companies makes little sense, given that __this is merely a government subsidy__ of popular political interests. Why should taxpayers foot the bill for cement made in Pennsylvania rather than China, absent some political payoff from politicians?
Finally, Trump’s program of producing everything in America is economically illiterate.
Subsidizing domestic industry and cutting off imports in order to “help” the economy is a fool’s errand. Back in the 1930s, Nazi Germany embarked on a course of “autarky,” assuming that they could strengthen the domestic economy through a combination of subsidies and tariffs. The result, which Hitler actually wanted: a requirement for territorial expansion, since trade enriches countries with resources beyond their own borders. __North Korea is autarkic today. So is Venezuela. Both are impoverished.__ Trade enriches both sides; banning trade indirectly taxes certain domestic parties in behalf of others.
🇫🇷 __***Tear gas, smoke grenades & flares: Violence erupts at Paris protest day before election***__ 🇫🇷
Members of dozens of French unions and civil groups have taken to the streets of Paris ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote, protesting what they call a “political masquerade.” Police deployed tear gas after protesters used smoke grenades and flares.
While France is observing pre-election silence on Saturday ahead of the first round of the voting, crowds have been marching through the streets of Paris rejecting the policies of all the candidates leading in the polls.
Some 2,000 people took part in the protest, according to estimates from the organizers, which included some 70 groups and organizations, TASS reported.
The protesters demand that more attention be paid to the needs of French society’s lower income people, TASS reported.
France's largest __trade union__, the General Confederation of Labor, is among the organizers of the Saturday march.
🇺🇸 __***Trump to hold rally on night of White House correspondents' dinner***__ 🇺🇸
President Trump will hold a rally in Pennsylvania the night of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, he said Saturday.
*Next Saturday night I will be holding a **BIG** rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!*
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017
The announcement comes after Trump decided earlier this year that he would skip the annual dinner in Washington, D.C., breaking with longtime political tradition of the president attending the event alongside lawmakers and celebrities.
The dinner is on April 29 at the Washington Hilton.
Trump on Saturday also said he plans to announce new tax reforms next week.
"**Big** TAX REFORM AND TAX REDUCTION will be announced next Wednesday," Trump said.
🇮🇪 __***Abortion in Ireland: committee votes for constitutional change***__ 🇮🇪
A committee set up to deliberate on Ireland’s strict abortion regime has voted for the constitutional rules to be changed.
The Citizens’ Assembly, a randomly selected group of 99 members of the public chaired by the supreme court judge Mary Laffoy, met on Saturday to discuss the contentious issue for the final time.
At the heart of the assembly’s work is examining the eighth amendment to the republic’s constitution, which gives equal right to life to the mother and the foetus. In the first of a series of votes by members on whether to advise constitutional reform, the assembly voted 87% in favour of change.
Since 2014 in Ireland, a pregnancy can be terminated under the Protection Of Life During Pregnancy Act if there is a risk to the woman’s life, including from suicide. The procedure can involve a medical or surgical termination, or an early delivery by induction or caesarean section.
There has been a strong campaign for women to be allowed to have an abortion in cases of rape and incest, or if there has been a fatal foetal abnormality diagnosis.
On Saturday, Judge Laffoy said the result of the vote provided a mandate for changing the status quo and, if implemented by the government, it would require a constitutional referendum, the Irish Times reported.
Opening the session, she praised the commitment of the assembly members.
“This exercise in deliberative democracy allowed us to withdraw from the polarising perspectives and begin first and foremost with the facts.”
__***Trump OKs DACA Amnesty: ‘This Is a Case of Heart’***__
- Putting "dreamers" in the low priority for deportation
- Go after the criminals first
Illegal aliens who crossed the border as children don’t have to worry about being sent home, President Donald Trump told the Associated Press in a Friday interview.
Illegals enrolled in the President Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” DACA program can “rest easy,” Trump said, because “this is a case of heart.”
Federal enforcement agencies are “not [going] after the ‘dreamers,’ we are after the criminals,” he said, using the Democrats’ ‘dreamer’ euphemism for young illegal immigrants. “That is our policy,” he added.
The Friday comments confirm Trump’s reversal of his 2016 campaign promise to stop the DACA quasi-amnesty created by Obama during his 2012 reelection campaign. He created the program in 2012 by telling his immigration enforcement officers to provide young illegals with free work permits instead of repatriation orders.
🤤 __***School Bus Driver in Hurry to Sex Meet-Up Leaves Autistic Boy To Die Onboard***__💀
A bus driver in California was so eager to have a sexual tryst with a colleague that he neglected to fully check his bus and left a __severely disabled teen__ inside the vehicle on a scorching hot day. The special boy had little chance of survival under the circumstances and tragically died on the bus.
Bus driver Armando Abel Ramirez, 37, was so preoccupied with exchanging sexually explicit messages with a female colleague that he failed to check the bus to make sure everyone had left after driving them to school, before hurrying to his __sexual escapade__.
Student Hun Joon "Paul" Lee was 19, __had autism and the mental capacity of a three-year-old.__ He was also nonverbal, making it __impossible for him to cry for help__ when he was left alone inside the bus on one of the hottest days of the year.
The boy was found dead on the bus, hours after leaving home, when his mother learned that he failed to turn up in school when she called his school. It was heartbreaking for the mother to see his son pronounced dead about eight hours after she last bid him goodbye for school.
The family of the special boy is now (((suing))) the company that employed the two bus drivers, as well as the local school district. Ramirez has already been jailed for two years over the incident that happened on September 11, 2015. The Lee family's case with the bus company and the school district is still ongoing.
Who cares? The kid was a living dead zombie anyway. At least now his parents will get some cash.
🇫🇷 __***France elections: Macron-Le Pen through to run-off, projections say***__ 🇫🇷
The centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have won the first round of voting in French presidential elections, projected results say.
Mr Macron won 23.7%, while Ms Le Pen won 21.7%, French TV says.
The two saw off a strong challenge from centre-right François Fillon and the hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, according to the projections.
The pair now face a run-off vote on 7 May.
Whoever wins the next round, the voting marks a shift away from the leftist and centre-right parties that have long dominated French politics.
🇺🇸 __***Despite MSM Claims, Anti-Trump Marches Keep Fizzling***__ 🇺🇸
*THE DAILY WIRE*
In the lead-up to the vaunted March For Science on Saturday – in which opponents of President Trump were to gather in cities across the country to protest his environmental policies – the mainstream media pitched it hard. To hear their tale, millions would descend on hundreds of cities and demand change.
NBC News estimated that __only "about 10,000 gathered"__ in Washington, D.C. The scene was the same in many cities: The St. Louis Dispatch said a "few thousand" turned out for the march there; "Thousands of people" marched in downtown Chicago, reported ABC7Chicago; "several thousand protesters" gathered on Boston Common, reported WBUR News.
But that pales in comparison to what march organizers – and news organizations – expected. In Chicago, "__organizers expected more than 40,000 to attend__," ABC7 reported. In D.C., "tens of thousands of people are expected to rally to the National Mall," Newsweek reported in the run-up to the event. In Boston, "around 20,000 people are expected to assemble," Newsweek said.
To hear the mainstream media tell it, there is a groundswell of opposition to Trump. In their breathless stories, America is going to rise up en masse and march on Washington to demand his impeachment. **But over and over, that fails to happen.**
“Science is all about truth — empirical data,” she told the St. Louis Dispatch.
Yup. True. So when will the MSM use some "empirical data" to write about how protests against Trump just keep on fizzling?
🇮🇱 __***Israel Prime Minister issues Holocaust Day Warning***__ 🇮🇱
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to destroy those who call for the destruction of Israel, in a speech to mark the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.
"Iran and the Islamic state want to destroy us, and a hatred for Jews is being directed towards the Jewish state today," he said at a ceremony in Jerusalem's Yad Vashem memorial.
"Those who threaten to destroy us risk being destroyed themselves," Netanyahu warned.
"From being defenceless people, we have become a state with a defensive capacity that is among the strongest in the world," he said.
Six Holocaust survivors lit torches in memory of the six million Jews killed by the Nazis during the 1939-1945 World War II.
Israel will also come to a standstill for two minutes at 10 am local time (0700 GMT) on Thursday as sirens wail in remembrance of the Jewish victims of Nazism.
Radio stations and television channels on Sunday were broadcasting programmes about the genocide.
More than 213,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel today, many of them below the poverty line, according to survivors' groups.
🇵🇭 __***Duterte says he can be 50 times more brutal than terrorists***__ 🇵🇭
The Philippine president has warned that he can be 50 times more brutal than Muslim extremists, saying he'd even eat them if they're captured alive by troops.
President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened drug suspects with death, but he raised his shock rhetoric to a new level Sunday when he said in a speech during the opening of a national sports tournament what he could do to terrorists who have staged beheadings and other gruesome attacks.
Duterte ordered troops to kill fleeing Muslim militants behind a foiled attack in the central resort province of Bohol, calling the extremists "animals."
He said he can "go down what you can 50 times over ... **just give me vinegar and salt, I'll eat his liver**."
🇫🇷 __***Le Pen, Macron win top two places in French presidential election, advance to runoff***__ 🇫🇷
The most fiercely contested, scandal-hit French presidential election ended as predicted Sunday, with a first-round victory for centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, according to projected results.
Early estimates, based on results at several hundred representative polling stations, showed Macron leading at 23.8%, followed by Le Pen at 21.6%. The final count is expected to be close to that early calculation.
Right up to the final minutes of the election campaign, which officially ended at midnight Friday, opinion polls had stuck to the prediction that surveys had suggested for two months: Macron and Le Pen would advance to the second round of voting on May 7.
With up to a third of France’s 47 million voters said to be disillusioned, however, nobody was prepared to bet serious money on the outcome.
In the end, the polls were right.
In Hénin-Beaumont, Le Pen's heartland, crowds of supporters chanted "Marine president" and waved tricolor flags. Seconds before the results were announced, they were singing the national anthem, “La Marseillaise.”
🇬🇧 __***84 year old UKIP candidate says her 'hormones go crazy' for gorillas at the zoo which she finds 'very attractive'***__ 🇬🇧
In a statement seen widely on Twitter, the 84-year-old Gisela Allen had said: "I want the death penalty to be re-enacted. It doesn't necessarily have to be hanging. You could have the guillotine. I think the public is entitled to __protection.__"
Later, in addendum to coming out as a __chimp fucker__, Ms Allen added, "Do you think I am going all over the city and saying my idea of a sexually-attractive creature is a gorilla?
**"When I go to a zoo and I see a gorilla my hormones go absolutely crazy. I find a gorilla very attractive."**
Deputy UKIP chair Suzanne Evans tweeted: "Someone has gone massively off-piste and broken every rule in the book.
"I can assure you this does not feature in our local manifesto and will not be in our national manifesto.
"Not over my dead body. __Guillotined or otherwise.__"
🇺🇸 __***Trump’s presidential approval rating within first 100 days in office lowest since 1945 ***__ 🇺🇸
As President Donald Trump is approaching the 100-day benchmark in the White House, his approval rating has hit __a historical low of 42 percent__. Twelve of his predecessors averaged 61-percent at this point, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showed.
Despite the deplorable results, __96 percent of those who supported Trump in November still stand by their vote today__.
Going into the details, the poll says that six out of 10 people “doubt his [Trump’s] honesty and trustworthiness, see him as out of touch, and don’t think he understands the problems of people like them.”
More than half of Americans, 56 percent, say “he’s accomplished little or nothing in his first 100 days,” while almost the same number of people, 55 percent, say “he doesn’t follow a consistent set of principles in setting policy.” However, no more than 48 percent see this as a problem.
However, there are some silver linings for Trump as well. According to the survey results, as many as 73 percent of Americans say it’s good that the new president is pressuring companies to keep jobs in the United States. That number includes Democrats, liberals, and non-whites – the three groups, most unsupportive of Trump.
<:jewstar:285075531609669632> __***Pope says some refugee centres 'concentration camps'***__ <:jewstar:285075531609669632>
Pope Francis on Saturday described some of Europe's refugee centres as "concentration camps" as he paid tribute to an unknown Christian woman slain for her faith in front of her Muslim husband.
"These refugee camps -- so many are concentration camps, crowded with people... because international accords seem more important than human rights," Francis said in impromptu remarks at a ceremony in memory of modern day Christian martyrs.
Departing from his prepared script and appearing unusually emotional as he spoke, the 80-year-old pontiff said he wanted the woman to be remembered along with all the other martyrs commemorated in Rome's Basilica of St Bartholomew.
Other speakers included Francisco Hernandez, a friend of William Quijano, an organiser of "Schools for Peace" in El Salvador and a victim of gang violence in 2009, and Karl Schneider, son of Paul Schneider, a protestant pastor who died in the Nazi death camp at Buchenwald.
The Basilica where Saturday's service took place is home to a large collection of relics of Christian martyrs across the ages, including recently added momentoes of Schneider, Quijano and Hamel.
🇫🇷 __***Le Pen's Crowd Sings Marseillaise as Spirits Surge at Macron HQ***__ 🇫🇷
At Marine Le Pen’s election night party, nationalists chanted her name over and over again when TV stations projected she’d make the French presidential runoff -- and then burst into a chorus of the Marseillaise.
But the “children of the fatherland” -- as the French anthem describes those who sing it -- who gathered with the far-right leader in a sports hall in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont were still unsure whether she can secure a victory in the final round on May 7. Her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron was already piling up endorsements from across the political spectrum.
“The duel will be tight, it’s going to be complicated,” party member Joel Jadot, 70, said at the rally in the former mining town, a stronghold for Le Pen’s National Front.
The second-round contest will pit Le Pen’s nationalism against an arch-internationalist in Macron, who’s as committed to reviving the European project as Le Pen is to breaking it up.
Le Pen’s plans to leave the euro have left many French people uneasy, but her broader arguments about the corrosive effect of immigration and the threat of terrorism have struck a chord with voters ground down by years of economic under-performance and unemployment.
🇬🇧 __***General election: What you need to know***__ 🇬🇧
__The UK will have a general election on 8 June. Here's what you need to know.__
**How do the parties stand in the polls? **
*The average of five opinion polls published in April puts the Conservatives on a little under 43% compared with a little over 25% for Labour - a lead of more than 17%. This would translate into a comfortable win for Mrs May's party at an election if that's how people voted.*
**What is a general election? **
*It's how the British public decide who they want to represent them in Parliament, and ultimately run the country.*
**Who is allowed to vote? **
*If you're aged 18 or over on election day, registered to vote and a British citizen you can vote. Citizens of the Republic of Ireland resident in the UK and citizens of qualifying Commonwealth states resident in the UK can also vote if they are over 18 and registered to vote.*
**What if I live abroad?**
*British citizens living abroad can register online to vote as an "overseas voter" if they have been registered to vote in the UK in the past 15 years.*
**How do I register to vote?**
*People in England, Wales and Scotland can register to vote online, or download the forms to register by post, from the government's website. Voters in Northern Ireland use a different form that is returned to their local Area Electoral Office.*
**When is the deadline to register to vote?**
*Assuming you are eligible, you can register any time but be aware that there will be a deadline. The deadline for registration is 22 May 2017. Anyone who misses the deadline won't be able to vote.*
**Why is this a 'surprise' or 'snap' election'?**
*As the most recent general election was in 2015, the next one was scheduled for May 2020. An election can be called ahead of schedule for two reasons - if there is a vote of no confidence in the current government or if MPs vote for an early election by a two-thirds majority. Mrs May chose the second option, which was overwhelmingly backed by MPs, by 522 votes to 13.*
**When will the general election after this one be held? **
*A 2017 general election means that the subsequent election is now due in 2022.*
**What are the key dates?**
*Parliament is expected to break up on 3 May to allow just over a month of full-pelt campaigning ahead of an election on Thursday, 8 June.*
🇬🇧 __***Oxford University: Students Who Avoid Making Eye Contact With People Are Racist.***__ 🇬🇧
*THE DAILY WIRE*
Just when you thought the social justice left couldn’t get any more stupid, it finds a way to outdo itself, giving our rational faculties the routine beating they so richly deserve. This time the cult of idiocy reared its ugly head at perhaps the most prestigious academic institution in the world, Oxford University.
“The university’s Equality and Diversity Unit has advised students that '__not speaking directly to people' could be deemed a ‘racial microaggression’ which can lead to ‘mental ill-health__,’ ” reports The Telegraph. “Other examples of 'everyday racism' include asking someone where they are ‘originally’ from, students were told.”
Fortunately, sanity prevails at England’s rival schools.
Oxford’s guidance is “completely ridiculous” and will make students “hyper-sensitive,” Dr. Joanna Williams, a lecturer at the University of Kent, told The Telegraph. “__Essentially people are being accused of a thought crime__. They are being accused of thinking incorrect thoughts based on an assumption of where they may or may not be looking.”
🇺🇸 __***New Orleans to take down Confederate statues ***__ <:REEE:281041868056166401>
Trucks arrived to begin removing the first memorial, one that commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans, __around 1:25 a.m. in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay, some of whom city officials said have made death threats__.
Workers who were inspecting the statue ahead of its removal could be seen wearing flak jackets and helmets. Police officers watched the area from atop the parking garage of a nearby hotel.
Three other statues to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis will be removed in later days now that legal challenges have been overcome.
"There's a better way to use the property these monuments are on and a way that better reflects who we are," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in an interview Sunday with The Associated Press.
Robert Bonner, 63, who said he is a Civil War re-enactor, was there to protest the statue's removal.
"I think it's a terrible thing," he said. "When you start removing the history of the city, you start losing money. You start losing where you came from and where you've been."
Since officials announced the removals, contractors hired by the city have faced death threats and intimidation in this deep South city where passions about the Civil War still run deep.
🇸🇪 __***Sweden arrests second suspect over deadly truck attack***__ 🇸🇪
Swedish police said they had arrested a second suspect linked to the deadly truck attack in Stockholm this month.
The unnamed person was detained on Sunday on the order of prosecutors, the force said, without going into further details on the suspected offence.
Four people were killed and 15 injured when a truck plowed into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in the center of the capital on April 7.
The suspected driver, an Uzbek asylum seeker named by police as Rakhmat Akilov, is already in custody.
Police said the second arrest had followed the examination of unspecified material gathered after the attack.
🇲🇽 __***Dutch ‘abortion ship’ arrives off coast of Mexico to provide free healthcare to women ***__ 🇳🇱
The so-called Dutch ‘abortion ship’ has arrived off the coast of Mexico, having been expelled from Guatemala in late February. The Women On Waves crew will now operate a women’s health clinic in international waters.
Although abortion has been legal in Mexico City for the past decade, widespread poverty throughout the country, and the vast distances involved in reaching the capital from rural areas, preclude many women from seeking safe abortions.
The Women On Waves crew arrived off the coast of the Mexican state of Guerrero last week and on Thursday carried out two successful and safe medical abortions, reported DW.
The ship has previously visited countries such as Ireland, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Spain and, more recently, Mexico’s southern neighbor Guatemala.
The boat was seized by authorities while off the coast of Guatemala in a move that drew widespread international media attention to both the boat and the underlying cause its crew is fighting for.
🇫🇷 __***‘I won’t devote my life to a$$holes’: Socialist French mayor threatens to quit after Le Pen wins region ***__ 🇫🇷
Daniel Delomez, the mayor of Annezin in the Pas-de-Calais commune of northern France, vented his anger over Marine Le Pen gaining 38 percent of the votes in the region, warning he may resign because he “*doesn’t want to dedicate life to assholes*.”
Delomez, from the Socialist Party, has been the town’s mayor for almost a decade – since 2008 – and slammed the latest election outcome as “*catastrophic*,” speaking to the local newspaper L’Avenir de l’Artois.
“*It’s likely that I will resign because I don’t want to devote my life to assholes*,” the mayor said, as quoted by the media outlet.
Over the past 24 hours, these words posted on the newspaper’s official Twitter account have been retweeted over 7,500 times, and liked over 6,100 times.
Opinions are divided, with apparent Le Pen supporters urging the mayor to go ahead and quit, saying things like: “*If (sic) YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS voted for Le Pen, maybe you missed something*.”
Another user said, “*I suggest that all the locals in Annezin come forward with a complaint against this one, for his lack of respect towards the residents*.”
__***A shooting has been reported at an office tower in Lake Highlands, near the High Five.***__
*Dozens of officers — including a SWAT team — responded to the the building along LBJ Freeway, near Schroeder Road, as workers evacuated from the building about 10:45 a.m. Monday.
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Multiple media outlets have reported two people were shot and two ambulances were dispatched to the location, but police had not released any details about what happened.
Mary Jo Nsuk, who works in the building, stood in the parking lot shoeless just before noon. She was on the 10th floor when she heard a commotion coming from below and heard police say, “Come out with your hands up."*
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🇫🇷 __***French election: Emmanuel Macron 'to blow Marine Le Pen out of the water’ in second round***__ 🇫🇷
Emmanuel Macron will “blow Marine Le Pen out of the water” as the French presidential elections head to a second round of voting, (((leading politics experts))) believe.
The centrist made historic gains in the first round, with his independent En Marche! campaign receiving 23.8 per cent of the vote, closely followed by the National Front candidate on 21.5 per cent.
However, despite the tight margin, experts believe there are very few scenarios that could put the brakes on Mr Macron's charge to the Élysée Palace.
French politics expert Dr Rainbow Murray, from Queen Mary University of London, told The Independent Mr Macron is set to "blow Le Pen out of the water" and said it would take a scandal of "significant proportion" to ruin his chances.
“The presidency is Macron’s for the taking. Le Pen is too divisive and she does not have the majority of the electorate that she would need,” she said.
“An unprecedented scandal is the only scenario, as I see it, that could halt Macron’s chances, even another terrorist attack I think wouldn't change the outcome.”
🇫🇷 __***Police Injured, 143 Arrests as Far Left Riots in Paris to Protest Le Pen***__ 🇫🇷
__Six policemen were injured__ as far left activists rioted, burned cars, and smashed property during violent demonstrations against Marine Le Pen Sunday night in Paris, where __143 arrests were made__.
Before the results of the first round were announced on Sunday, several hundred self-styled “__anti-fascists__” gathered in Paris to oppose the pro-France, anti-globalisation Front National candidate.
Police were pelted with bottles and firecrackers by left wing extremists, many of whom were hooded and dressed in black. According to AFP, demonstrators also torched cars and smashed windows.
“We have come to protest against the __masquerade__ that is this election,” one protester told public broadcaster Franceinfo. “__All of its main candidates__ — [Emmanuel] Macron, [François] Fillon, Le Pen — __are standing only to perpetuate the reign of an oligarchy__ which hoards power and steals the wealth from ordinary people.”
Commenting on how this year’s election has seen France’s two main parties — the Republicans and the Socialists — rejected en masse, a student of neuroscience who spoke to journalists in the Place de la Republique pointed to “the  financial crisis” as the cause.
Clashes broke out in various parts of France when the results of the election’s first round were announced. Three people among those who took to the streets in protest against the successes of Macron and Le Pen were arrested in Nantes. There, police were forced to use tear gas as __rioters set fire to public property__.
🚹 __***WATCH: Bill Nye DESTROYS What's Left Of His Credibility ***__ 🚺
*THE DAILY WIRE*
Airing on his new Netflix special called *Bill Nye Saves The World*, the **Not A Scientist Guy** and hero of the Left featured the world's most insane, anti-science segment about sexuality and gender performed by a sitcom actress, who are, of course, famous for their extensive knowledge of biology.
The performance by *Crazy Ex-Girlfriend* actress Rachel Bloom was given a glowing endorsement by Nye, who introduced the song(?) as "very special." Within the performance, Bloom suggests that sex and gender are on a "spectrum" and that her "sex junk" is "much more than either or," meaning it's non-binary.
"*My vagina has its own voice / Not vocal cords, a metaphorical voice / Sometimes I do a voice for my vagina*," she sings. Charming.
Then there are these super-scientific lines: "*Versatile love may have some butt stuff / It's evolution, ain't nothing new / There's nothing taboo about a sex stew.*"
In effect, whatever was left of the manmade climate change zealot's credibility was officially wiped out, **unlike our Antarctic ice sheets**. Of course, there wasn't too much credibility left to demolish; this is a guy who once suggested climate change dissent be criminalized and said poignantly "many, many, many, many more hundreds of eggs are fertilized than become humans."
__***'Get to Mars during my first term': Donald Trump talks to Nasa astronauts in livestream***__
- The Don stated that America reach to Mars on his first or his second term during livestream with astronauts
Donald Trump instructed Nasa astronauts to get to Mars within his first term - or failing that, his second term, in a livestream with Peggy Whitson.
The President congratulated her via video link from the Oval Office alongside his daughter, Ivanka, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins.
Appearing to forget he had signed a bill directing Nasa to send astronauts to Mars by the 2030s, Mr Trump asked: "Tell me, Mars, what do you see a timing for actually sending humans to Mars?"
Politely, Ms Whitson replied: "Well, I think as your bill directed it will be approximately in the 2030s".
Mr Trump said: "We want to do it during my first term and at worst during my second term so we want to speed that up, OK? "
🇫🇷 __***Le Pen Steps Down as Head of National Front Before Final French Vote***__🇫🇷
Marine Le Pen said she stepped down as head of the National Front party to campaign for president as a "free" candidate who could represent "all the French people."
Speaking in an interview with France 2 television, the candidate says she wants to rally French voters around her candidacy. Le Pen says she needs "only 10 little points" to win the election on May 7, citing polls that show independent rival Emmanuel Macron would beat her by a margin of 60 percent to 40 percent.
Macron, who created his political movement one year ago, has received endorsements from former Republican rival Francois Fillon and President Francois Hollande, a Socialist, as the establishment parties unite against Le Pen.
Le Pen became the head of the National Front in 2011, succeeding her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen.
<:jewstar:285075531609669632> __***US-Israeli man indicted in Israel for threatening Jewish centers, airlines & politician ***__ <:jewstar:285075531609669632>
Israel has indicted an __18-year-old Jewish man__ with dual American-Israeli citizenship for __making bomb threats to Jewish community centers__ (JCCs) in the United States, among other actions. He was arrested after a joint probe by US and Israeli authorities.
Michael Ron David Kadar made __more than 2,000 threatening calls__ to schools, airports, police stations, malls and other targets over a span of two years, Israeli prosecutors say.
He faces multiple charges in Israel, including the extortion of a Delaware state senator and publishing false information in order to cause panic.
Kadar has been held in Israel since his March 23 arrest following an investigation by the FBI and Israeli police. His crimes were committed over the Internet from Israel, according to reports, at times using computers in other countries.
On April 21, Kadar was charged in US federal court in Florida with 28 counts of threatening calls and false information. He was also charged with three counts of cyberstalking in an indictment out of federal court in Georgia.
Some of __Kadar's threats were made on behalf of others in exchange for Bitcoin payment__, according to authorities. He made $238,000, at times using subcontractors.
Kadar attempted to extort money from Delaware state Senator Ernesto Lopez and threatened to kidnap and kill the children of George Little, a former Pentagon and CIA spokesman, according to prosecutors.
<:DeusVult:288704994973188097> __***Reddit Allows “Syrian Rebel” Group To Promote Al-Qaeda Affiliates***__ <:DeusVult:288704994973188097>
An investigation has revealed that terror groups operating out of Syria have taken to Reddit, utilizing the online messageboard as a forum for individuals who support Islamic terror groups operating inside Syria.
Disobedient Media has determined that the subreddit r/SyrianRebels lists at least one moderator who appears to support extremist-aligned groups in Syria and has recently announced that they will host an “Ask Me Anything” session with a senior Al-Qaeda militant in charge of media outreach for the terror group.
Reddit has refused to remove the subreddit, claiming that it does not violate their site’s rules.
[**click archive link for details of investigation**]
🇺🇸 __***North Korea nuclear: White House calls Senate to briefing***__ 🇰🇵
In an unusual move, the entire US Senate is being called to the White House for a briefing on North Korea.
Washington has become increasingly concerned at North Korean missile and nuclear tests and threats to its neighbours and the US.
The briefing, involving 100 senators as well as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis, is being held on Wednesday.
China, North Korea's main ally, has called for restraint from all sides.
China's call came in a phone conversation between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump on Sunday.
Mr Xi urged all parties to "maintain restraint and avoid actions that would increase tensions", according to the Chinese foreign ministry.
🇬🇧 __***Communist Party champions Corbyn’s Labour, says it won’t stand election candidates ***__ 🇬🇧
The Communist Party of Britain (CP) has confirmed it will not stand its own candidates in the general election, telling its supporters to get behind Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign.
The Marxist-Leninist group also called on “*all leftwingers*” to vote for Labour on June 8.
“*In every general election since the formation of the CP in 1920, we have stood our own candidates, not least in 2015 when we fielded nine*,” said the party’s general secretary, Robert Griffiths, in an open letter published in the Morning Star.
“*Now, on this occasion, we will not contest any seats, although this does not signal any withdrawal from the electoral arena in the future*.”
Speaking to RT, Griffiths highlighted that these were “*extra-ordinary conditions*.”
“*The Labour Party has its most left-wing leadership in modern history and is under attack from all sides for putting forward policies that are in the interest of working class people*,” he added.
While the far-left group is backing a potential Labour government, Griffiths and his fellow members were not so keen on the much-discussed ‘progressive alliance’ between Corbyn and the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Greens.
“*This is why a clear and unambiguous call for a Labour vote everywhere is so essential, rather than muddying the water with frivolous chatter about a ‘progressive alliance’ with the pro-EU, free-market fundamentalists of the Green, Liberal Democrats, SNP and Plaid Cymru parties*,” Griffiths told RT.
<:jewstar:285075531609669632> __***Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune***__ <:jewstar:285075531609669632>
Wikipedia's co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers.
His goal is for Wikitribune to offer "factual and neutral" articles that help combat the problem of "fake news".
The service is intended to be both ad-free and free-to-read, so will rely on supporters making regular donations.
One expert said it had the potential to become a trusted site, but suggested its influence might be limited.
Wikitribune shares many of the features already found in Mr Wales's online encyclopaedia, including the need for writers to detail the source of each fact and a reliance on the public to edit articles to keep them accurate.
However, while anybody can make changes to a page, they will only go live if a staff member or trusted community volunteer approves them.
The other big difference is that the core team of writers will be paid, although there may also be instances in which a volunteer writes the initial draft and then a staff member edits it.
🇺🇸 __***Trump Admin Unloads Block of 271 Sanctions on Assad Regime for Chemical Weapons Attack***__ 🇸🇾
The U.S. Treasury announced on Monday that it is putting into place 271 new sanctions in Syria following a chemical weapons attack on April 4 that killed dozens of people, including many children.
Treasury said in a press release that the sanctions are “*in response to the attack on innocent civilians in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, by the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad*,” calling the move one of the largest blocks of sanctions in the history of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
The sanctions are against 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), all of whom have expertise in chemistry and related “*disciplines*” and have been supporting Assad’s chemical weapons program since at least 2012, according to Treasury.
“*These sweeping sanctions target the scientific support center for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s horrific chemical weapons attack on innocent civilian men, women, and children*,” Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said in announcing the sanctions. “*The United States is sending a strong message with this action that we will hold the entire Assad regime accountable for these blatant human rights violations in order to deter the spread of these types of barbaric chemical weapons*.”
“*We take Syria’s disregard for innocent human life very seriously, and will relentlessly pursue and shut down the financial networks of all individuals involved with the production of chemical weapons used to commit these atrocities*,” Mnuchin said.
🇺🇸 __***PATHETIC: Republicans Set for Full Capitulation in April Budget Fight***__ 🇺🇸
*THE DAILY WIRE*
The continuing resolution currently funding the federal government expires at midnight on Friday, April 28; absent an appropriations package, a new continuing resolution, or some other byzantine funding mechanism that contains elements of both, there will be a government shutdown on April 29.
And yet, just as sure as the sky is still blue and Elizabeth Warren still rain dances around the teepee when she isn't shilling for economically illiterate Keynesianism, all signs now point toward the Grand Old Party preparing for a Grand Old Surrender.
There is no appetite whatsoever amongst congressional Republicans right now to wage battle over taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood—despite the fact that __the organization demonstrably profits off the sale of dismembered baby parts__, and despite the reality that the current state-sanctioned prenatal infanticide regime is the moral and legal successor to the antebelleum slavery that the nascent Republican Party was once formed to stand athwart.
There is no appetite right now to go to budgetary war over defunding the jihad-funding, kleptocratic Palestinian Authority
There is scarcely any talk of a legislative denuding of Obama's purely evil Iranian nuclear deal, despite the fact that that monumental abomination is back in the news this week in a way that makes Barack Obama and John Kerry look less like Henry Kissinger and more like the love child of Neville Chamberlain and Ethel Rosenberg.
🇺🇸 __***Obama’s Iran Deal Was Much Worse Than We Suspected***__ 🇮🇷
What if Donald Trump had unilaterally shut down every investigation into Russian espionage, released over 20 suspected Russian spies, struck a deal to get rid of sanctions against Russia—in return for honoring deals that had been signed years before—and then lied to the American people about the entire episode?
That’s the Obama Administration’s Iran deal. It might have been the first time the United States has offered extensive concessions to a nation that has continued to destabilize its interests, for nothing in return. But Barack Obama didn’t just support Iran’s position over our allies like Israel (no surprise there, considering his antagonism) or Sunni nations — he supported it ahead of his own Justice Department’s 30-year counterproliferation efforts.
According to an over 8,000-word investigation by Politico, Obama’s efforts to placate Iran includes __releasing genuine spies__ (not the type we see behind every bowl of borscht these days) to a terror-supporting theocracy that has American blood on its hands and threatens the stability of the entire Middle East.
Then the administration, including the president, __lied about the deal they had struck over and over again__. It’s true that Obama lied with far more sophistication than our current president. But democracy dies in “*echo chambers*” created by unqualified foreign policy aides obsessed with making the Islamic Republic into a regional superpower.
Obama went as far as accusing anyone who opposed the deal of being in “*common cause*” with hardline Islamists in Iran. In fact, using the administration framing, it would be correct to say that Obama was in “*common cause*” with both Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Both of them were in favor of the Iran deal.
🇺🇸 __***ALEC: Mostly Democratic-run States Are A Total Disaster, Have The Worst Economies***__ 🇺🇸
The American Legislative Exchange Council released their “Rich States, Poor States” report last week and shocker — __mostly Democratic-run states are a disaster concerning economic performance and competitiveness__. ALEC included the top and bottom ten states in the press release announcing the 10th edition of the report.
Some states, like New Jersey and Illinois, are not shockers. While they have Republican governors, Democrats dominate the legislatures. In New Jersey, Christie touted pension reform, though the Garden State has a long way to go, with ALEC noting that it’s actually underfunded by $235 billion.
#41: Oregon (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)
#42: Maine (Dems split control of the legislature with Republicans)
#43: Hawaii (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)
#44: Illinois (Dems control the legislature)
#45: Minnesota (Dems control the governor’s office)
#46: Connecticut (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)
#47: California (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)
#48: New Jersey (Dems control the legislature)
#49: Vermont (Dems control the legislature)
#50: New York (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)
I guess we shouldn’t have been surprised as to who is the bottom ten in the country. Nevertheless, there’s troves of data here. Have fun.
🇺🇸 __***College Libs Wash Away “Hateful” Free Speech***__ 🇺🇸
“*Safe space*” babies devoid of sense and reason are a dime a dozen these days, in that they can be found at practically every university, including the University of Maryland, College Park, where this week students literally washed away free speech.
The hoopla occurred Tuesday on the university’s “*Social Justice Day*,” when __triggered students discovered chalk markings__ on campus that read “*deport dreamers*,” “*we won snowflakes*,” “*CNN is fake news*,” etc., according to The Washington Times.
“*I was shocked but not very surprised*,” snowflake Brandon Carroll, a junior at the school, later told The Tab. “*During the election Trump supporters did the same thing in the middle of the night and wrote #trump2016 and so on. That feeling of __shock__ of course turned to __anger__ when I found out that __the student union won’t remove it because it’s considered free speech__.”*
Darn that pesky free speech, eh? And since the student union was rightfully unwilling to stamp out free speech, students like Carroll reportedly took matters into their own hands, __using buckets of water to wash away the chalk__ like good little fascists. It’s like book burning, but without all that pesky fire.
🇺🇸 __***Ivanka Trump booed at women’s panel in Germany***__ 🇩🇪
Ivanka Trump faced a tough audience Tuesday after calling her father a "*tremendous champion of supporting families*" during a women's panel in Germany.
The first daughter spoke about about her father's attitude toward women, saying she has heard criticism from the media and noted her goal through her role in her father's administration is "*incremental positive change*."
She also said her father "*encouraged me and enabled me to thrive*."
She said she can speak "*on a very personal level*" about Trump as a daughter.
*Ivanka gets booed and hissed by audience when she says her father is a"tremendous champion of supporting families."
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) April 25, 2017*
*Some in audience now hissing Ivanka as moderator presses her about @ Potus's attitude toward women. #W20
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) April 25, 2017*
Trump is in Germany to participate in panels and will have dinner with German chancellor Angela Merkel.
During the trip, the first daughter will take part in discussions on empowerment and entrepreneurship at the W-20 summit.
🇺🇸 __***Donald Trump Announces 20 Percent Import Tax on Canadian Softwood Lumber***__ 🇺🇸
President Donald Trump announced that he wanted a 20 percent tax on softwood lumber coming from Canada, telling conservative media he thought the country was treating Canada “*very unfairly.*”
“*We’re going to be putting a 20% tax on softwood lumber coming in — tariff on softwood coming into the United States from Canada,*” Trump announced during a meeting with conservative journalists. He also signaled he wanted action on Canadian dairy products as well.
“*We’re going to start doing lumber in our country, it’s going to mean that farmers are going to start selling milk in our country,*” Trump said.
The president’s decision is the latest sign that he will keep his promises on trade deal negotiations.
A senior administration trade official said that the issue was a “*long simmering problem*” with Canada, pointing out that they get cheap lumber from federally-owned timber and sell it at subsidized rates.
“*We love Canada, wonderful people, wonderful country, but they have been very good about taking advantage of us through NAFTA,*” Trump said.
😂 __***Far-Left Voters More Likely to Share Their Wives, Right Wingers More Sexually Dominant, Claims Study***__ 😂
The propensity for people on the far left to engage in partner swapping and group sex may be down to their belief that property is theft, and populist-right wingers enjoy kinky sex because their willingness to reject feminism and social norms in politics also extends to the bedroom, a new study claims.
Commissioned by “libertine social network” Wyylde, the study of 4,000 French individuals found that people on the far left are much more likely than the average Frenchman to share partners and have group sex, while Front National voters are more inclined towards sexual domination, spanking, and practices polling company IFOP says are derived from “porn culture”.
“It is in the electorates of the ‘protest candidates’ that one finds a greater proportion of people who engage in more obscure and transgressive sexual acts,” commented IFOP.
“[It is] as if their rejection of ‘the system’ is linked with a greater ability to overcome society’s prevailing standards of sexuality,” the polling company added.
People situated “to the left of the [traditional] left” on the political compass are “distinguished in particular by their experimentation in practices of a libertine nature,” the study said.
“Having a threesome” and partner-swapping are examples given in the commentary, which highlights that the proportion of swingers amongst far left voters (23 per cent) is more than double the average in France (nine per cent).
🇩🇪 __***Welcome To Germany: Crime By Migrants Leaped 52% in 2016***__ 🇩🇪
*THE DAILY WIRE*
On Monday, the German Interior Ministry released figures showing the number of crimes committed by migrants surged 52.7% in Germany last year. In 2015, migrant crimes totaled 114,238; in 2016, they totaled 174,438 crimes. Migrants represented 8.6 percent of all crime suspects in Germany in 2016, up from 5.7 percent in 2015.
Violent crimes in general, including rape, murder, and bodily harm, shot up 6.7% in 2016; violent crimes by German nationals rose 1% in 2016, those by migrants nearly doubled.
The German police define migrants as refugees and rejected asylum seekers.
While migrant crime was surging, crimes committed by German citizens dropped 3.4% to 1.41 million.
The coming election in autumn 2017 is expected to revolve around the issue of the huge number of refugees.
Karsten Woldeit, a politician for the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany in Berlin, reminded the public that his party “predicted and warned about this development after the uncontrolled entry of hundreds of thousands of migrants in 2015.”
Syrian immigrants represented roughly 37% of immigrants to Germany in 2016 and were responsible for 17.6% of crimes.
🇪🇺 __***EU lawmakers vote to make YouTube fight online hate speech***__ 🇪🇺
Video-sharing platforms such as Google's YouTube and Vimeo will have to take measures to protect citizens from content containing hate speech and incitement to violence under measures voted by EU lawmakers on Tuesday.
The proliferation of hate speech and fake news on social media has led to companies coming under increased pressure to take it down quickly, while internet campaigners have warned an excessive crackdown could endanger freedom of speech.
Members of the culture committee in the European Parliament voted on a legislative proposal that covers everything from 30 percent quotas for European works on video streaming websites such as Netflix to advertising times on TV to combating hate speech.
The lawmakers approved an amendment that would define video-sharing platforms as services or a "*dissociable section of a wider service*" that "play a significant role in providing programmes and user-generated videos to the general public, in order to inform, entertain or educate," which could include social media networks including Facebook and Twitter that also carry videos.
"*Social media should not be regulated through the back door. Tackling hate speech on social media is important, but the CULT (culture) committee should not jump the gun by adopting a far-reaching definition of video sharing platforms without any proper impact assessment,*" said Marietje Schaake, a member of the Liberals group of the parliament.
🇺🇸 __***Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city money***__ 🇲🇽
A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit moves through court.
The Republican president’s administration and two California governments that sued over the order disagreed about its scope.
San Francisco and Santa Clara County argued that it threatened billions of dollars in federal funding.
But an attorney for the Justice Department, Chad Readler, said at a recent court hearing that it applied to a limited set of grants.
Readler said less than $1 million was at stake nationally and possibly no San Francisco funding.
🇺🇸 __***U.S. Air Force to launch test missile off Central California coast***__ 🇺🇸
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile will be launched Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base to test the weapon’s effectiveness, accuracy and readiness, according to the Air Force Global Strike Command.
The Minuteman III missile test launch will occur between 12:01 and 6:01 a.m. from the north end of the base near Lompoc, according to Vandenberg’s 30th Space Wing. The 576th Flight Test Squadron, which will help oversee the operational test launch, is responsible for telemetry, tracking and command destruct systems on the missile.
In a statement, Col. Chris Moss, Vandenberg’s 30th Space Wing commander, said missile launches are “*essential to verify the status of our national nuclear force and to demonstrate our national nuclear capabilities.*”
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, criticized the timing of the launch, citing heightened tension between the U.S. and North Korea. In recent weeks, North Korea has stepped up its testing of ballistic missiles.
“*When it comes to missile testing, the U.S. is operating with a clear double standard: It views its own tests as justified and useful, while it views the tests of North Korea as threatening and destabilizing*,” foundation president David Krieger said in a statement. “*What is needed is diplomacy rather than military provocations. Threats, whether in the form of tweets, nuclear-capable aircraft carrier groups, or nuclear-capable missile launches, only increase the dangers to us all*.”
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__***Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall***__
- El Rato story arc, use the money from criminal asset forfeiture to build wall
- Legislation has been posted and will apply specifically only to actual criminal forfeiture of a member of a drug cartel
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill calling for the use of $14 billion seized from cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be used to pay for the President’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” Senator Cruz stated, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the senator’s office. “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities.”
The Texas senator said that leveraging criminally forfeited assets from El Chapo and other Mexican cartel members and drug dealers can “offset the wall’s cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump’s stated border security objectives.”
__**Twice the price of Clinton: Obama to net $400K for Wall street speech**__
- Obama start doing "speaking" events where people pay him $400k to give a speech. Twice the price for Hilldog
- POTUS salary is $400k annual
Former President Obama is set to net $400,000 for speaking at a Wall Street health care conference; that's nearly twice what Clinton was paid to become one of the most expensive speakers on Wall Street.
Obama will be the keynote speaker for one day and has signed a contract although a formal announcement is being coordinated. Fox Business said it confirmed Obama’s appearance with senior members at Cantor, a financial services firm.
The former president’s reported speaking fee is near twice the price commanded by Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.
Obama won’t be the first former president or politician to accept large fees for speaking to business groups. All ex-president get pensions, to the tune of $205,700 annually, and the amount increases to keep up with inflation.
Bill and Hilary Clinton have reportedly been paid upwards of $200,000 per speech over the years, with Bill receiving over $500,000 for some guest-speaker engagements.
Joining her parents, Chelsea Clinton commands a speaking fee of $75,000 according to the New York Times. The fees go directly to the Clinton Foundation.
🇺🇸 __***Confederate flag to fly at city hall in Florida***__ 🇺🇸
A third flag will join the U.S. and Florida ones on Wednesday at Belleview’s City Hall to honor Confederate History Day.
The third national Confederate flag, also known as the “blood-stained banner,” will be raised to half-staff around 7:30 a.m. to honor Confederate veterans. The local Sons of Confederate Veterans unit has performed this tribute ceremony for more than 10 years.
Sons of Confederate Veterans 8th Brigade Commander Chuck Kadel said it is important to recognize all American veterans.
“*(Confederate veterans) were veterans just as American veterans are,*” he said.
April is recognized by the state of Florida as Confederate History Month. A Belleview city proclamation passed April 4, which will be read at the flag raising ceremony, states that Florida supplied the greatest percentage of its population as soldiers compared to all other Confederate states. Further, one-third of the Floridian soldiers did not return from war.
Being the least populous state, Florida provided 15,000 soldiers to fight in the war, 5,000 of which were killed, according to a website called “*Exploring Florida*,” curated by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida.
😂 __***‘Immortal’ psychic accidentally stabs himself to death***__ 😂
A psychic medium died after reportedly stabbing himself in the heart during a bungled act to prove his immortality.
Theprit Palee, 25, had been performing a traditional dance in front of spectators in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, yesterday afternoon.
The folk ritual is believed to honor the spirits of ancestors and in previous shows Palee would impress onlookers by appearing superhuman when the blade broke as it was pressed against his chest.
But the well-known clairvoyant’s act is reported to have gone horrifically wrong when he accidentally plunged the blade inside him after it failed to snap.
Crowds are said to have gathered round the man as they tried to revive him but he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
<:swastika:301285389753122818> __***UC-Berkeley readies police as Ann Coulter plans to speak in public plaza on campus***__ <:swastika:301285389753122818>
*THE WASHING POST*
The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for massive protests and potential violence in an open, public space known as Sproul Plaza after learning that conservative commentator Ann Coulter plans to give a speech there **Thursday afternoon.**
The state flagship university has become ground zero for an intense confrontation between the far left and the far right since Donald Trump’s election in November, with some protesters trying to stop controversial speakers from appearing on campus and others objecting that such actions violate their right to free speech.
Some of the clashes have devolved into riots, leaving the school and city to struggle with how best to balance the free exchange of ideas with community safety.
In February — and twice more since then — masked extremists turned protests over the boundary between free speech and hate speech into violent confrontations, setting fires, causing injuries and leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars of property damage in their wake.
*“The character of that attack on campus was unprecedented,”* UC-Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks said Tuesday.
*“If somebody brings weapons, there’s no way to block off the site, or to screen them,”* Dirks said, noting that officials know that some of the demonstrators, such as those known as Black Bloc, know how to penetrate the crowd and use it as a shield. *“In an open space, you have almost no control over that,” he said. “The challenges are immense.”*
__***Trump vows to confront anti-Semitism on Holocaust Remembrance Day***__
- Trump said (((We will confront anti-Semitism))) during (((Holocaust))) rememberance
- wtf i hate trump now
President Trump vowed to stamp out anti-Semitism Tuesday in remarks at the Capitol commemorating the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance.
"This is my pledge to you: We will confront (((anti-Semitism))), we will stamp out prejudice, we will condemn hatred, we will bear witness and we will act," he said.
"As president of the United States, I will always stand with the Jewish people and I will always stand with our great friend and partner, the state of Israel."
The president's annual address is a staple of the museum's programming around Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel.
"You tell of these living nightmares," Trump said to (((survivors))) in the audience, "because despite your great pain, you believe in Elie's famous plea that for the dead and the living, we must bear witness.
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