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Wilders lost big time; European alt-right on life support by Shitting Trotway - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:04:15 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.156712 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-netherlands-election-open-idUSKBN16M0MB

Don't go to the future's /pol/ right now, they're pretty suicidal right now.

>Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism.

>The euro gained as the results of Wednesday's vote showed a clear win for Rutte, albeit with fewer seats than in the last parliament.

>He declared it an "evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said 'stop' to the wrong kind of populism."

>The result was a disappointment for Wilders, who had led in opinion polls until late in the campaign and had hoped to pull off an anti-establishment triumph in the first of three key elections in the European Union this year.

And to keep everything on topic for 420chan, HUGE GAINS for drugs legalization parties. We might see a country-wide legalization-and-taxation of cannabis soon. Oh yes brother.
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Archie Wangerfield - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:42:27 EST ID:iTeksKaa No.157035 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157029

Yes, in addition to other things, like selling original content to other stations across the world and also they have international channels world wide which show adverts, in Australia for example you have BBC Knowledge and BBC UKTV, im also pretty sure there is a bbc america and so on so forth.

So its not only funded by the tv licences, its run more like fox or nbc universal.
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Ernest Clayshaw - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:28:34 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.157037 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157034
Goes to show how bullshit district systems are.

People with political opinions that differ from the majority in their area are just throwing their votes away. It's fucking retarded.
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Cyril Nicklecocke - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:43:01 EST ID:lYEV514W No.157038 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157035
Oh, yeah BBC America is very much a thing. So is their 24hour BBCNewsWorld channel.
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David Fumblefoot - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:00:27 EST ID:okcxXpDl No.157057 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157037
It's great for creating a two-party plutocracy though.
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James Pucklewell - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 01:31:44 EST ID:fIz9xdLH No.157089 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157038

I very seldom watch TV, but every time I turn to BBC America in the US, it's Star Trek TOS and TNG reruns. Not that I'm complaining or anything, I just figured those Brits would be more aggressive in hawking their bottom-tier Dr. Who bullshit rather than showing actually good sci-fi like Star Trek.


Around 100 companies leaving UK for the Netherlands by Nathaniel Barryfield - Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:06:32 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.156064 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So this just popped up on the Dutch news. I'll make a quick translation summary for you guys since I doubt you guys read Dutch.

Around 100 companies with major locations in the UK are actively trying right now to move to the Netherlands, which is a lot more than Dutch economists predicted. This will be about maybe 5000-10.000 jobs, which is a huge boon to the Dutch economy.

Do keep in mind this is just companies planning on moving. This doesn't include companies that are considering moving, and companies that have locations in the UK and the Netherlands already and will increase their investments in the Netherlands and decrease it in the UK.

Mmm, feels good to know the Dutch economy is gonna grow a lot more in the coming years.
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Charles Wonningdetch - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 07:16:57 EST ID:iL+DBqEt No.156632 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156583
Yeah but you still need risk mitigation. Unless you can guarantee one source can be switched on when another fails or under produces you still need more excess capacity. If the entire system runs on non renewables you have a high degree of reliability and low degree of variance. If you shift to renewables you don't. Well depending. Stuff like tidal power is both extremely predictable and completely out of your control.
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Charlotte Turveyforth - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:37:00 EST ID:okcxXpDl No.156720 Ignore Report Quick Reply
For the record btw I don't think either the UK or the EU are planning to leave the WTO so even if talks completely collapse there will be rules to follow. The "most favored nation"-thing means that you can't just raise or ignore tariffs on a single country without applying it to everyone else as well.
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Jarvis Cengerman - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:19:41 EST ID:WnS71J2G No.156799 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I doubt it. A bunch of companies just say they're thinking about moving so the British government cuts them a better deal on their taxes.
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Fanny Pockman - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:56:35 EST ID:aIivaRsS No.157041 Ignore Report Quick Reply
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/article-50-brexit-1.4044490

Looks like the ball is rolling. Scotland already voted for a second refrendum. May told them no, but what the fuck is she going to do to stop it? Deploy the military?

Quite a lot of doing by a PM who hasn't been voted on, I have to say.
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David Fumblefoot - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:56:33 EST ID:okcxXpDl No.157056 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156799
A bunch of companies will no longer be able to sell to some countries from the UK's jurisdiction. Even dropping the tax to 0% wouldn't help in such a case.


Ford ups investment in Michigan plants by $350M by Sophie Turveybury - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:29:17 EST ID:iKbNOCzM No.157046 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2017/03/27/ford-invest/99709766/

Ford said the investments are expected to add or retain 130 jobs at the Romeo Engine plant; the Michigan Economic Development Corp. said in a memo that 100 new jobs would be created there. Ford did not offer employment estimates for Michigan Assembly, but the MEDC said 3,600 jobs would be secured at the plant. Ford said in January that the $700 million investment at Flat Rock would create 700 new jobs to support production of electrified and autonomous vehicles; the number of jobs to be created by the new data center was not released Tuesday.
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David Gizzleford - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:32:28 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.157048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This shit is exactly why Trump's plans won't go anywhere and the Rust Belt is dead no matter what happens.

All those investments go into automated systems. Millions of dollars and the amount of jobs created are below 1000 jobs.

1000 jobs is a lot here in the tiny European countries. It's pissshit in the USA.


Canadian House of Commons has passed M-103 by Angus Bunwill - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:51:07 EST ID:aL0M3++b No.156991 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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A non-binding motion condemning Islamophobia and religious discrimination.

Khalid's motion calls on the government to do three things:
Condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.
Quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear.
Compel the Commons heritage committee to develop a government-wide approach for reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination, including Islamophobia.

Liberals rejected an attempt by Saskatchewan Conservative MP David Anderson to remove the word "Islamophobia​" from the motion and change the wording to "condemn all forms of systemic racism, religious intolerance and discrimination of Muslims, Jews, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus and other religious communities.
Anderson argued Islamophobia was not defined in Khalid's motion, and that its inclusion contributed to widespread confusion and fears about the effect on freedom of speech.

A survey published Thursday by the Angus Reid Institute suggests that 42 per cent of Canadians would vote against the motion, while just 29 per cent would vote in favour of it. About two-thirds of Conservative voters were against M-103

www.cbc.ca/news/politics/m-103-islamophobia-motion-vote-1.4038016
http://globalnews.ca/news/3330776/anti-islamophobia-motion-m-103-approved/
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Lydia Gudgeson - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:56:51 EST ID:+5q0zMgm No.157011 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>157002
You're right, he's just here to shill, as are probably 1/4 to 1/2 of the threads on here and on /pol/. Sadly, they've been around the block long enough that their threads are the ones taht are always getting discussion. They're still easy to spot though, so this place isn't completely ruined by disingenuous "missionaries, with their prosletyzing" or "trolls" or whatever you want to call them. They're not from here, and they only have one reason they are here, and it's not to smoke weed and chill out. I wish Kirt and the staff would care enough to do something about it but there probably really isn't anything you can do so he probably just ignores it for the most part knowing if he did address it, it would probably blow up in his face.
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Henry Hemmlehood - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:44:01 EST ID:eoYkc2OT No.157013 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Has the Liberal Party alienated the Islam Reformation activists?

Time will tell whether it is a slow moving train-wreck.
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Henry Hemmlehood - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:09:03 EST ID:eoYkc2OT No.157014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156997
>It's a non-binding resolution that affects literally nothing, political dick waving.

It's the beginning of forming a committee to investigate. The committee is to provide recommendation to an advisory which could propose on an amendment to the laws, which then the House could pass a bill and after even more procedures and stuff, it would not be the law until the Queen gives royal assent. This whole long procedure from petition to private member motion to bill to royal assent is how parliamentary monarchy like Canada, Britain, Australia does things. It might fail to get anywhere due to the vague wording and poorly defined words, but those vague wording and poorly defined words in the motion are what is causing controversy.

The high focus of this across Canadian Internet forums has to do with a previous law repeal. That repeal was the fallout of previous cases. Every Canadian /n/ewsbuff here should remember one of those cases on /n/ from many years ago such as that Canadian publisher republishing a Danish cartoon. Not everyone has years and hundreds of thousands of dollars (Canadian dollars) to deal with HRC (Human Rights Commission) until the case is thrown out. The process of dealing with HRC is like a form of punishment and a mockery of justice. Eventually, a fews years later, the law was amended to repeal section on hate messages due to how easy to abuse it.

In this context, the fear of repeating past mistakes with bad laws is very high in the minds of many. The concern is even more prominent among ex-Muslim, Muslim reformers, feminists, gay rights activists, etc. which were repeatedly accused of "Islamophobia".
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Shit Bembleson - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:50:04 EST ID:+5q0zMgm No.157017 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>157007
I just got this text-speech add on for Mozilla, so that I can listen to articles while I'm browsing whtaever random shit and it's awesome.
But it has even better uses.. pic related lol
so funny having gereric robot lady voice read that post
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Knotbum Ping - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:54:38 EST ID:xdmTIq9E No.157018 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156997
Not going to comment on this specific case, but "non-binding" =\= "affects literally nothing."

See: Brexit.


Fukushima by Cornelius Blobblesidging - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:56:01 EST ID:KztxZ82A No.156662 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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All this because they were too lazy to build the water wall a few meters higher...

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/245324-cant-see-inside-fukushima-daiichi-robots-keep-dying
Tepco, the utility company tasked with overseeing cleanup and waste processing for the former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, hit another snag this week.

Last month, we reported on new findings about Reactor #2 that showed it was far more radioactive inside than previously measured. At the time, we noted that Tepco was working on a new robot that could handle up to 73 sieverts of radiation, but the measured level of 530 sieverts vastly exceeded that tolerance.

Initial attempts to see into Reactor #2 via robotic probe have all failed. We’ve only been able to estimate contamination levels by checking the amount of interference in the video feed the robot relays. The new hardened robot built by Toshiba and meant to give Tepco a much-improved ability to survey the damage reactor died 5x faster than expected and stalled 10 feet from the grate it needed to inspect.


Tepco continues to insist it can meet a 2021 goal of beginning actual site clean-up. This will require enormous investments in the field of robotics and may require the company to create entirely new designs to ensure their hardware doesn’t die in a matter of minutes. If the company’s survey robots keep dying, how are they going to field robots that can cut and gather the nuclear fuel that melted into concrete?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR8v0tSpxKQ
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Angus Shittingman - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:45:25 EST ID:aIivaRsS No.156742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156727
It wasn't forced, but they were fed lies about the danger. Claiming Vodka would clear Radiation from the body, or those white paper clean lab suits would block it.
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Frederick Danderwill - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:46:28 EST ID:okcxXpDl No.156752 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156742
Or they just didn't tell them shit.
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Molly Fashdale - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:58:49 EST ID:BjGlxu/T No.156790 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>156732
The first responders mostly bit the bullet, but there were some in the military, termed "liquidators" operating under orders that suffered heavy exposure after the situation transistion from fire response to conrainment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_due_to_the_Chernobyl_disaster
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_liquidators

It's funny, because the kncident only directly killed about 30 to 60 people, but ruined tens of thousands, beyond maybe 50,000 and affected hundreds of thousands, which is a staggering number.
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Samuel Lightfoot - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:05:46 EST ID:lYEV514W No.156810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156790
Yeah, outright death from recent radiation exposure is oddly rare in these incidents. It is the lingering shit that is the problem. The rare cancers that show up 10-20 years later or even in the next generation. Even then, some will live long lives even through long-term exposure.
https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-04-26/30-years-after-chernobyl-these-ukrainian-babushkas-are-still-living-their-toxic
Radioactive contamination is more like a game of Russian Roulette with cancer instead of bullets. Which makes it so fucking scary. Hell of a way to die, and as fucking random as hell.
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Ian Meddleford - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:14:49 EST ID:4S8JJgkK No.156976 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>156810
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coal-ash-is-more-radioactive-than-nuclear-waste/

Even Coal Ash is radioactive wtf?


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