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!BzcOsK03.w - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 19:00:56 EST jOmBVbkM No.181053
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  • Bots really do post on this board, particularly from China (they don't even bother to change their IP). Please report suspect posts that encourage odd behaviour. These posts tell to encourage users to not trust their government and to disengage with them.
  • All OPs of thread should include a link to the source of the news. The source should be a reputable and verifiable news outlet.
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Let's post some good news

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- Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:47:44 EST 9C3OEJLn No.179358
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/09/24/house-dems-debate-impeach-trump-ukraine-allegations-biden/2427884001/
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Financier Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex-trafficking charges

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- Sat, 06 Jul 2019 22:47:33 EST Zhdk+f9U No.177242
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https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/06/financier-jeffrey-epstein-arrested-sex-trafficking-1399260

NEW YORK — Law enforcement officials say that wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested in New York on sex-trafficking charges.

Two law enforcement officials said Epstein was taken into federal custody Saturday on charges involving allegations that date to the 2000s.

The officials spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the pending case.

Epstein is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court. A message was sent to his attorney seeking comment.

Epstein’s arrest was first reported by The Daily Beast.
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Matilda Drammledock - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:13:22 EST tlilhxRg No.180876 Reply
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>>180855
Fuck off nazi fuck. We don't want your kind here.
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Hedda Blythegold - Sun, 08 Dec 2019 12:49:37 EST G1shfJmg No.181370 Reply
>>177242
https://www.themix.net/2019/12/bill-hillary-clinton-epstein-ranch/
>Bill and Hillary Clinton are back in the news for their deep connection to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Someone who was brought in to work on security at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch reports that both the former President and the former First Lady stayed there every year after the Clintons left the White House.

>It was dubbed Epstein’s “baby making ranch” because he admitted to award-winning scientists that he planned to impregnate twenty women at a time there. Why? Because the disgraced multimillionaire reportedly wanted to “seed the human race with his DNA by impregnating women at his vast New Mexico ranch”.

>Epstein apparently had the Clintons stay in guest houses in a cowboy themed village on the property near his airstrip where the infamous “Lolita Express” would land.
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Ebenezer Pazzleson - Sun, 08 Dec 2019 14:04:48 EST fSlq9ETD No.181371 Reply
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>>180852
Imagine sheer amount of doublethink poltard must do talking about this while ignoring Trump's direct role in all it and both Barr and Trump had Epstein murdered in jail

Mormons ban guns, continuing separation from far-right

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- Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:05:30 EST dwWpzUgX No.178737
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https://religionnews.com/2019/08/27/with-new-gun-rule-mormons-take-a-step-away-from-republican-right-wing/
>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has just updated its policy on firearms, moving from a recommendation that lethal weapons, including guns, were considered “inappropriate” on church property to an outright prohibition of them.

>This marks the latest in a series of small steps the church has taken away from the Republican Party, either by tweaking its own policies or by simply upholding its usual position to the right of center, while members of the GOP swing ever further to the right.

>Merely by doubling down on the church’s prior stance on weapons in church, changing the one word “inappropriate” to “prohibited,” LDS leaders are signaling that they’re not blindly following the direction that many in the GOP are embracing, despite the fact that a majority of U.S. Mormons identify with the Republican Party.

>Gun violence is not the only issue; Mormons are also charting their own path on immigration. The GOP in general has followed Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. Studies by the Pew Research Center show that Republicans are statistically much more likely than Democrats to believe that immigration is a major problem facing the country and that a border wall will be an effective way to solve the problem — both key elements of President Trump’s platform. Mormons, however, are noticeably more pro-immigrant than other Republicans.

>According to research from the 2016 Next Mormons Survey, a majority of U.S. Mormons feel that immigrants “strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents,” while Pew finds that a majority of Republicans believe that immigrants “are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing, and health care.”

>This is evident not just in the beliefs of the rank-and-file but in recent statements of the church, such as one decrying then-candidate Trump’s proposed “Muslim ban” in favor of religious freedom for all people (December 2015). Other statements have been pressing for compassionate solutions for refugees (January 2017), recommending that the federal government allow young DACA immigrants to remain in the country (January 2018) and urging that immigrant families be allowed to stay together rather than separating parents from children at the border (June 2018, and reiterated by church President Russell Nelson in April 2019).

>Abortion is a third issue where Mormons’ views are diverging from the GOP’s.
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Molly Ciddleson - Thu, 28 Nov 2019 18:42:26 EST EfnSF8dn No.181185 Reply
Wow, at some point they'll probably syphon out the money, abandon religion and go into real estate and other investments only.
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Thomas Surryhere - Fri, 29 Nov 2019 14:13:11 EST vJzt15Nj No.181187 Reply
>>181185
I'm kind of hoping they'll go to space tbh like the expanse except hopefully without having their ship ruined because someone has try to flick a space station into the sun.
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Hedda Blythegold - Sun, 08 Dec 2019 12:47:49 EST G1shfJmg No.181369 Reply
>>181187
Do you think they'll colonize space before China does?

US vs Iran

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- Mon, 06 May 2019 22:40:35 EST eW7lNgCN No.175452
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>Aircraft carrier sent to Middle East after indications Iran planned attack on US forces

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/aircraft-carrier-middle-east-indications-iran-planned-attack/story?id=62843182


Looks like the war drums are fueling up again for more never-ending wars against the middle east. No surprise since the US has been wanting to go after Iran for a long time. This is a bunch of bullshit.
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Cedric Chiddlefoot - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:53:48 EST tszCZv8T No.180215 Reply
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Mene mene tekel upharsin.
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Betsy Brudgebury - Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:31:38 EST iZ7F4k5c No.181349 Reply
Americans think because the government is not sending Americans to the concentration camps today, Americans will never be sent to the concentration camps.
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Augustus Cingermodging - Sun, 08 Dec 2019 11:00:54 EST eW7lNgCN No.181368 Reply
>>181349

I like you, China. You might be a spammer, but you're alright. I mean, I really don't disagree with a lot of what you say. Bot or human, no difference to me, you da man. I'm going to make a point to converse with you on the regular.

Malta's Prime Minister, others, resign over assassination of Panama Papers reporter

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- Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:28:36 EST L3zo7DjP No.181322
File: 1575674916585.jpg -(52294B / 51.07KB, 700x524) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Malta's Prime Minister, others, resign over assassination of Panama Papers reporter
Remember the Panama Papers, which exposed how dozens of politicians and wealthy elites, including heads of states, were criminally hiding trillions of dollars in an international tax evasion scheme?

And remember how the main journalist that revealed it all was assassinated in a mob-style car bombing in Malta?

Well, an investigation into that assassination has come back to haunt the Maltese government, and public pressure and protests are forcing the Prime Minister and others to resign in shame:
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/01/maltese-prime-minister-announces-plans-resign-after-protests-intensified-over
https://www.npr.org/2019/11/26/782932480/rising-pressure-over-journalists-killing-threatens-to-topple-maltese-leadership
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/26/third-maltese-minister-quits-amid-fallout-from-journalists
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50622648
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/01/europe/malta-pm-joseph-muscat-resigns-intl/index.html
https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2019-12-05/local-news/Muscat-s-worst-mistake-was-to-remain-oblivious-to-fallout-of-Panama-Papers-Sant-6736217089
https://www.icij.org/blog/2019/11/panama-papers-and-the-thin-line-for-legal-tax-dodging/
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/apr/03/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-panama-papers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Papers
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Clara Neddlehetch - Sat, 07 Dec 2019 11:32:23 EST Oi89F67V No.181338 Reply
>>181329

This board is canadian. If you're excited about the nationality of a poster maybe you should burn your passport and go live in the ocean
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Betsy Clashmug - Sat, 07 Dec 2019 18:38:43 EST tlilhxRg No.181343 Reply
>>181329
Excuse me, I'm Dutch. This shit has been in the Dutch news for fucking months, because over here in Europe this fucking shit is a big fucking deal! Fucking Russian GRU agents literally just waltzing around on fake Maltese passports. Fucking Saudi government agents banned from Europe over that whole "let's chop up a journalist" shite that can just sneak around back.

That's what's fucking going on in Malta. Anyone can fucking buy a fucking EU passport for 1 million euros in Malta.
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Betsy Brudgebury - Sun, 08 Dec 2019 09:04:02 EST iZ7F4k5c No.181367 Reply
Americans seem to have forgotten their history and have tunnel vision about the past.

Conservatives think the US never had black people before today.

Liberals think the US always had food stamps.

Americans insist everybody worked for free when there was no minimum wage.
Americans think the USA always had TSA groping.

Americans say everyone died when there were no seatbelt laws.

Americans believe North Korea is successful because they have closed borders.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/economy/almost-two-thirds-of-americans-support-tariffs-on-china-poll

Americans think either that the USA is the country with the most freedom in the world or think that the US was always a police state.

New mass shooting gernal.

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- Wed, 01 May 2019 01:17:42 EST VjbP5tfK No.175316
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The last one died. Never again!

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2019/04/30/active-shooter-reported-at-uncc
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Investigation of Illinois schools subjecting children to solitary confinement

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- Thu, 05 Dec 2019 01:11:30 EST 3wCzr/PF No.181267
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https://graphics.chicagotribune.com/illinois-seclusion/
>The spaces have gentle names: The reflection room. The cool-down room. The calming room. The quiet room.

>But shut inside them, in public schools across the state, children as young as 5 wail for their parents, scream in anger and beg to be let out.

>The students, most of them with disabilities, scratch the windows or tear at the padded walls. They throw their bodies against locked doors. They wet their pants. Some children spend hours inside these rooms, missing class time. Through it all, adults stay outside the door, writing down what happens.

>Children were sent to isolation after refusing to do classwork, for swearing, for spilling milk, for throwing Legos. School employees use isolated timeout for convenience, out of frustration or as punishment, sometimes referring to it as “serving time.”

>The Tribune/ProPublica Illinois investigation, which also included more than 120 interviews with parents, children and school officials, provides the first in-depth examination of this practice in Illinois.

>In the nearly 50,000 pages of reports reporters reviewed about Illinois students in
seclusion, school workers often keep watch over children who are clearly in distress. They dutifully document kids urinating and spitting in fear or anger and then being ordered to wipe the walls clean and mop the floors.

>Records and interviews show how seclusion can harm children. Students ripped their fingernails or bruised their knuckles hitting the door. Their hands swelled and bled from beating the walls. In some cases, children were hurt so badly that ambulances were called.

>Several parents said their children became afraid of school. Some said their children didn’t want to sleep alone. Other families said the rooms were so distressing that their children would not talk about them.

>Even preschool children spent time in isolated timeout, records show.
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Betsy Brudgebury - Sun, 08 Dec 2019 00:47:42 EST iZ7F4k5c No.181363 Reply
Now that the US is a police state, every American should expect to be arrested at some point.
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Reuben Wollerhall - Sun, 08 Dec 2019 01:18:09 EST 6mpOAb8y No.181364 Reply
>>181285
>>I was working construction on a school a few years ago and we built a few of these solitary
>>confinement rooms. Everyone thought it was fucked up and there was the chorus of "if anyone
>>put my kid in there I'd beat their ass".

>I'd feel sort of culpable in your situation now.

'The person is not in a situation.' The kids are, or were in a bad situation. Thousands of
students had been subjected to this. Many, on the right I suppose, say we need to bring
back corporal punishment. Yet complain of a nanny state. And parental rights, raise my
kids as i see fit. It's all backwards.

Many in 'authority' would never do such things. But it's as simple as there is a possibility
of a group model mentality that can very easily be established.

That would supposedly bring about some sort of conformity of a targeted individual or group.

This is a symptom of a larger group model mentality that is seen over and over throughout history.
Recent is, Latinos in America. It was more-so practiced against of Islamic's in recent history.
The test is if you are a conformist. Some people it is virtually impossible to conform to unrealistic
manufactured social demands. Being those who demand conformity from others aren't seeking conformity at all.

This group model or group mantality can, (as we see,) can change very rapidly.
Without any realistic meaning, logical meaning or even a realist goal.
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Betsy Brudgebury - Sun, 08 Dec 2019 01:41:41 EST iZ7F4k5c No.181365 Reply
People said Trump was the outsider, but why was he so pro-tyranny?

Why did the media slam Clinton so hard if the elites hated Trump?

Why did the 1% totally ignore Gary Johnson unless he made a mistake?

The 50 cent army has learned the difference between the white house and capitol

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- Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:53:30 EST E2Yofruj No.181296
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https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-state-media-suggests-people-to-vandalize-white-house-after-us-backs-hong-kong-bill_3166467.html
>Two Chinese state media outlets called for netizens to “renovate” the White House, in response to the United States passing a law supportive of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement—only to mistake the U.S. Capitol for the White House.
>On Dec. 4, the country’s state broadcaster CCTV and Party mouthpiece People’s Daily Overseas both posted on Facebook an image with the following words: “The United States passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. You’re welcome to come ‘renovate’ the White House.”
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Fuck Cullyham - Sat, 07 Dec 2019 22:55:36 EST E2Yofruj No.181358 Reply
>>181355
On the other hand you just made the same mistake as the wu maos that run the CCTV facebook

Amazon on Fire

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- Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:36:44 EST 7M6VDGw/ No.178516
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https://www.npr.org/2019/08/21/753140642/tens-of-thousands-of-fires-ravage-brazilian-amazon-where-deforestation-has-spike

What do we do? How can we help? This is one of the Earth's greatest ecosystems, there must be something non-brazilians can do besides "send prayers".
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Ernest Cizzletore - Sat, 30 Nov 2019 22:39:06 EST eW7lNgCN No.181203 Reply
>>181202
Chinabot UURHGGHHH
>nb
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Isabella Muttingshaw - Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:43:17 EST uJ1UMTRI No.181240 Reply
>>181233
It's called the moon.
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Betsy Brudgebury - Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:28:23 EST iZ7F4k5c No.181348 Reply
The US feels like it is committing suicide.

The elites control Wall Street, Hollywood, the media, and the government.

Globalists wanting to destroy the USA with wars, welfare, debt, illegal immigrants, and tyranny is one thing, but Americans who just accept this are another.

What if every conversation, book, movie, news story, bumper sticker, website, and song was about the collapse?

Would Americans wake up, protest, prepare, buy guns and gold, and resist or would Americans just become jaded and do nothing?

Is surrender the answer to tyranny?

Trump gives embarassing failure Guaido $52M more taxpayer dollars

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- Thu, 03 Oct 2019 17:14:48 EST 1ehj8pxi No.179634
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coup failed but taxpayer still payin
https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/14668
>Caracas, September 25, 2019 (venezuelanalysis.com) - Self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido and the Venezuelan opposition have been given US $52 million by the Trump administration.

>According to a Tuesday statement from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the funding will be destined for independent media, civil society, the health sector and the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

>In addition, USAID administrator Mark Green announced on Wednesday that the US will commit $36 million in aid to Venezuela, as part of a relief program led by the United Nations. It is not clear at the present time whether this sum is part of the $52 million or an additional disbursement.

>The Trump administration had previously diverted over $40 million in aid destined for Central America to fund the Venezuelan opposition. According to a USAID memo seen by the LA Times, the money was destined for salaries, airfare, training, propaganda, among other budget items.

>Guaido proclaimed himself president in January and has since led several attempts to oust the Maduro government, including a failed military putsch on April 30.

>The new aid package dovetails with a fresh round of US sanctions against Venezuela’s oil sector.
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David Crarringsuck - Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:32:55 EST GW1axdWk No.181265 Reply
>>181238
>it's your fault the US enforces international sanctions on you and keeps trying to destabilize your their country and the Bank of England stole all your gold
Classic abusive shithead Burger mentality
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Hannah Honeyshit - Fri, 06 Dec 2019 10:29:11 EST +8irr0Qf No.181303 Reply
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>>181238
USA spent decades trying to ruin Venezuela. Only reason they had more success is pressuring Saudi to sell their oil for loss which is what real thing destroyed Venezuelan economy. Fat retarded burgers won't know such thing. Venezuela was doing very well until their economy was targeted not even by sanction but by KSA dumping oil flooding market. It's what truly fucked Russian economy too because both are large petrostates. Also, because Venezuela lost competent strong man like Chavez. I not saying, oh Maduro so bad, but Maduro is not Chavez and allowed himself to become weak against massive superpower enemy that been trying to fuck Venezualan people for decades and made mistake not taking oil money to invest and diversify industry fast enough. Socialism and march to Communism is proven only way poor countries have even fighting chance against evil US machinations. Just ask Vietnam. Vietnam now very fine country despite fighting full brunt of super rich superpower of 300 million people trying so hard to destroy them. Now same evil people ruining Venezuala like they tried ruining Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, North Korea, Kuba, so on and many time successful ruining and murdering millions innocent peoples lives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY2DKzastu8
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Betsy Brudgebury - Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:26:50 EST iZ7F4k5c No.181347 Reply
No one will care that the US is not a free country until more Americans personally become victims of the police state.

Everyone will shrug if an American gets killed by the CIA in Yemen, but Americans might care about the police state when they get tortured for jaywalking.

Growing measles epidemic causes travel bans and quarantine ships

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- Sat, 01 Jun 2019 20:00:22 EST pJ3PGJ0/ No.176301
File: 1559433622422.jpg -(29228B / 28.54KB, 480x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Growing measles epidemic causes travel bans and quarantine ships
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/28/world/science-health-world/u-s-measles-outbreak-grows-940-60-new-cases-across-26-states/
>The United States recorded 60 new measles cases last week, taking confirmed cases for the year to 940, the worst outbreak since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000, federal health officials said on Monday.

>Public health officials have blamed the measles resurgence on the spread of misinformation about vaccines, as a vocal fringe of parents oppose vaccines, believing, contrary to scientific studies, that ingredients in them can cause enthusiasm.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/28/measles-travel-ban-infected-travelers-no-fly-list/1253802001/
>As measles cases in the USA continue to rise from their highest level in a quarter-century, health officials pondered a drastic step – forbidding those believed to be infected from flying.

Remember that Scientology plague ship that was getting shunted from quarantine to quarantine in the Caribbean?
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/may/12/scientology-ship-put-under-measles-quarantine-in-caribbean-scare
Well, get ready for a lot more of that in the future. Thanks, anti-science chuds!
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Martha Buzzford - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 19:33:36 EST uJ1UMTRI No.181081 Reply
Anti-vaxxers need to be told to get with the program or form their own communities imho. Herd immunity is a thing and some people can't take the vaccines.
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Archie Pebberford - Mon, 02 Dec 2019 19:18:43 EST k2YB+NcE No.181244 Reply
Americans out out wow with the pai gow.... I'm like the Chinese mowen goin mowin man like.... Haha China rules!! 2019!!
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Betsy Brudgebury - Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:25:09 EST iZ7F4k5c No.181346 Reply
Our overlords don't even have a good reason for the nanny police state anymore. Toothpicks must be outlawed to protect the environment. Rope must be banned for safety. Baseball hats must be outlawed because they are ugly. Insurance must be mandatory to protect the insurance industry. Flagpoles must be banned to protect property values.

Why not just put Americans in prison when they're born?

Corruption and Exploitation in America's Prison-Industrial Complex

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- Mon, 25 Nov 2019 05:38:11 EST rTr48MXc No.181119
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https://reason.com/2019/11/22/west-virginia-inmates-will-be-charged-by-the-minute-to-read-e-books-on-tablets/
People who have been incarcerated in West Virginia prisons will soon be charged $3 an hour just to read books, and $15 an hour for video visitation with their families. For a bit of context, prisoners in West Virginia are paid anywhere between 4 and 58 CENTS an hour for their labor.

How is this possible? Well, the inmates have all been given free electronic tablets that ostensibly can be used to read books, send emails, and communicate with their families. But according to a 2019 contract between the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (WVDCR) and Global Tel Link (GTL), the company that is providing electronic multimedia tablets to 10 West Virginia prisons, using the tablets to read books, listen to music, or play games will cost $3 per hour (or $0.05 per minute); using them to conduct video visitations will cost $15 per hour (or $0.25 per minute); and using them to send written messages will cost $0.25 per message, plus an additional $0.50 to send a photo with a message.

And dont forget, those books that inmates are being charged $3/hour to read? Every single one of them comes from Project Gutenberg, a free online library of more than 60,000 texts in the public domain. And according to the aforementioned contract, the WVDCR will receive a 5% commission on gross revenue from the tablets. A WVDCR spokesperson claims that no inmates are being forced to use the tablets and the 5% commission will go toward a fund at each of their prisons that inmates "use for such things as paying for cable TV and hosting open house visitation events for families."

At the moment, it seems the prisons are not restricting outright purchases or donations of regular print books. But from what I can tell, there is no library-esque system in place where inmates can borrow books and then return them either at a set time or once they have finished reading them. And here's the other thing: there's been a troubling trend in other parts of the country of prisons restricting book donations and forcing inmates to purchase books through pre-approved vendors or to use electronic tablets provided by private contractors like GTL and JPay. Earlier this year, Book Riot reported that numerous Ohio prisons were banning book donations by groups like Appalachian Prison Book Project. Amid media scrutiny, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) announced it would lift the bans for third-party book donations, but family members are still banned from sending print material. In at least one Ohio prison, family members must put money into the inmate's account so they can order it themselves. JPay, which handles money transfers for the Ohio prison system, takes a cut on all deposits. Oh yeah, and the director of the ODRC just happens to be the former general manager of JPay.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania, Washington, and three prisons in New York all attempted similar bans on donations of used books to inmates, then relented under citizen pressure. The prisons cited security concerns over contraband, but news investigations showed there was little actual evidence of smuggling via donated dictionaries. And last year, after Florida inked a new contract with JPay to provide multimedia tablets to inmates, inmates were forced to return MP3 players they had purchased through the state's previous provider, losing all the tracks they had purchased as well. I think there's a word for that, what is it again....uhhhh oh yeah, THEFT!

But wait, theres more! Pennsylvania also pays a private contractor $4 million a year for digitized mail services, where letters to inmates are scanned and sent to inmates as black and white photocopies while the original letters are destroyed and in 2017, the WVDCR also instituted a policy barring inmates from receiving their original mail. Isnt opening other peoples' mail a felony offense? I guess it's okay when the Prison-Industrial Complex does it!

And of course, with all this in mind, I dont think I need to remind you all of the...interesting statistics regarding the incarceration rate of poorer, nonwhite people in the USA versus that of richer, white people....
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Samuel Lightworth - Wed, 04 Dec 2019 19:52:02 EST eW7lNgCN No.181260 Reply
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Sure seemed like you were replying with utter sincerity, what with the whole you replying to it at all thing going on there. nb shit poster shit thread shit bot shit board
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Betsy Brudgebury - Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:23:27 EST iZ7F4k5c No.181345 Reply
If 50% of the US is Fascist and 50% is Communist then who will speak up for freedom?

Murderous Subhuman Temporarily Re-Instated to get Lifetime Pension

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48969432

>A US police officer who was fired after shooting dead an unarmed man was temporarily rehired so he could apply for a pension, local media report.

Warning, don't watch my OP webm if you don't want bad vibes. The man behind the gun was fired from the Mesa PD and later acquitted of murder charges. He was then re-hired for a period of 42 days so that he could submit an application for medical retirement based on accidental disability, namely PTSD from the murder in webm related, thereby qualifying him for a lifetime monthly pension if approved.

As a resident of Arizona this case shocked me, as did the footage, and as soon as this scumbag's pic popped up in the news I recognized him. It was in fact the OP image I used when I made the original thread about this incident.

It just goes to show that once again the rules do not apply to those with power, or those they favor.

Truly disgusting and abhorrent. I am very upset by this.
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Betsy Brudgebury - Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:20:58 EST iZ7F4k5c No.181344 Reply
Are Americans able to understand that decrees have unintended consequences?

Would higher minimum wages increase prices and reduce employment?

Would a higher minimum wage encourage companies to use robots?

Are Americans able to comprehend that being $3 per hour is more than being jobless and being paid nothing?

Why should that government tell you how much money you should make?

If someone paid you $2 per hour, couldn't you quit? If you don't like your wages, why not find a new job, move to another city, start a business, or learn a skill?

Are Americans crippled retards?

Should Burger King ask the government to raise the minimum price of hamburgers to $2 because McDonald's hamburgers cost $1?

How would you feel if you wanted to buy a car for $2000, but the government said cars must cost at least $3000?

How would feel if you wanted to sell your home for $100,000, but the government said the maximum price for houses is $80,000?

If a magical decree can make countries rich then why doesn't Liberia set the minimum wage at $100 per hour?

Singapore doesn't have a minimum wage, but Singapore is wealthy.

https://www.minimum-wage.org/international/singapore

Do Americans realize that the Soviet Union failed?

What country is this?

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