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Report Finds One Third Of Trump Appeals Court Judges Have History Of Anti-LGBT Bias

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- Wed, 25 Dec 2019 20:04:04 EST 5Om2NN7U No.181639
File: 1577322244221.jpg -(58636B / 57.26KB, 500x431) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Report Finds One Third Of Trump Appeals Court Judges Have History Of Anti-LGBT Bias
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/12/lambda-report-one-third-trump-appeals-circuit-court-judges-anti-lgbt-bias.html

water is wet

tbh it's kind of heartening in a twisted way that it's only a third

what a world we live in
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Reuben Pozzleson - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:18:24 EST jIt5CLGm No.182034 Reply
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>>182032
yeah i agree now, i mean at this point this is entering YouTube atheist dunking on creationists/flat earthers/truthers territory

Nothing will be accomplished, it doesn't make you look smart to argue with dumb people. There's no honest misunderstanding here or some sort of dialectic to synthesize, just like creationism, flat earth, or any other kind of religious lunacy. The facts are clearly laid out, you can't make people see it, you just have to fight misinformation at the source, which thankfully our educational system has been and continues to be at least moderately successful at this according to research

https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2019/01/17/generation-z-looks-a-lot-like-millennials-on-key-social-and-political-issues/

and it doesn't matter that some people might answer how they're "supposed" to instead of what they think, the fact that they aren't even comfortable admitting prejudice on an anonymous survey I think is really telling of how our culture is shifting as a whole

Misinformation on social media will be the death of us though if the companies aren't broken up, regulated, and nationalized though, we've far from won but it's a promising start

"Afghanistan Papers" reveals extent of corruption and lies behind 18-year war

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- Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:56:49 EST ny9ZGuH9 No.181444
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http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/syndicated/afghanistan-papers-new-investigation-reveals-public-deception-campaign-u-s-officials/
>A major “Washington Post” investigation released on December 9 is a confirmation of the peace movement’s message that “there’s no military solution in Afghanistan.”

>That assessment is according to Paul Kawika Martin, senior director of policy and political affairs at Peace Action, replying to The Afghanistan Papers. The report exposes how top officials spanning the George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations waged a deliberate misinformation campaign to conceal the total failures of the 18-year war in Afghanistan.

>The bombshell from investigative reporter Craig Whitlock “broadly resembles the Pentagon Papers,” and it is based on over 2,000 pages of notes from interviews with a federal agency that “bring into sharp relief the core failings of the war that persist to this day” and belie comments by officials “who assured Americans year after year” of progress made in the war.

>The paper obtained the cache of documents following a legal battle that lasted three years and included two lawsuits. The documents came out of a project from the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), an agency now headed by Obama-appointee John Sopko. That project, entitled Lessons Learned, was meant to assess “the U.S. reconstruction experience in Afghanistan.”

>They revealed that officials continually misled the public about the war’s success, there was no strategy, their efforts fueled corruption, and the U.S. was clearly losing ground as well as tens of thousands of lives and at least $1 trillion.

>The trove includes transcripts and notes from over 400 interviewers between 2014 and 2018. SIGAR blacked out names of roughly 85 percent of interviewees.

>“It was impossible to create good metrics” about the troop surge, one unnamed senior National Security Council official said in a 2016 interview. “We tried using troop numbers trained, violence levels, control of territory and none of it painted an accurate picture.” They added, “The metrics were always manipulated for the duration of the war.”

>Ryan Crocker, who was the top U.S. diplomat in Kabul from 2011 to 2012, said in a 2016 interview, “Our biggest single project, sadly and inadvertently, of course, may have been the development of mass corruption.”
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Hamilton Sedgebidge - Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:05:04 EST Y3JsGsvI No.182019 Reply
>>182015

"Thank you for your service."
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Phineas Blettingchadge - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:56:32 EST HNjso1OQ No.182036 Reply
One of the reasons smurf village is collapsing is because jokey won't stop pulling his pud outside the winder while poet's giving baker smurf the business. I mean smurfing it up his smurfing smurfhole.
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Hedda Drablingfatch - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:12:18 EST 1O40kvSh No.182037 Reply
You know the US is bad when Americans say that they feel like they have more freedom in Communist countries like Vietnam.

Carlos Ghosn faced the music box.

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- Tue, 31 Dec 2019 21:57:32 EST kyZxs/x0 No.181751
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Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan and Renault CEO, has arrived in Beirut
https://www.caradvice.com.au/816799/carlos-ghosn-escapes-to-lebanon-reportedly-hides-in-instrument-box/
This news article reads like a The Onion parody. Escapes to Beirut because he thinks Japanese legal system is unfair? And to do it in a musical instrument box?
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Matilda Shittingbury - Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:42:42 EST fxZPTs+O No.182018 Reply
The Japanese court system has a 99% conviction rate. That's a ridiculous number and a sure sign of either gimped defense rights or otherwise a rigged system in favor of the prosecution. Even countries we normally think of as "repressive" such as Cuba have more fair legal systems.
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Martha Crishdud - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:43:37 EST j1sOQY2T No.182027 Reply
>>181998
There's not enough bigotry towards Japan tbh. Last year they had one of their diplomatic dudes in Germany complain to a concentration camp memorial about mentioning Korean sex slaves. Japan's government is almost as shit as Turkey's when it comes to nationalistic shitheadery and denial of unpleasant facts about their history.
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Edward Fishmut - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:26:35 EST WL3e2fsO No.182028 Reply
>>182018

Japanese prosecutors are allowed to interrogate you endlessly for hours and hours without your attorney. It's well known to be a completely rigged system. I don't blame Ghosn for wanting a fair trial, not some xenophobic asian kangaroo court that can hold you indefinitely.

1 Million+ Protesters in Hong Kong

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- Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:32:54 EST 4scaaRdR No.176884
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Hong Kong citizens are protesting a potential bill which has since been suspended which will allow extradition to other countries including mainland China. People don't want to get disappeared by Xi so they are taking to the streets. Chill on this source, it's BBC's youtube channel, the original video was some gay iPlayer shit only available in the UK. But this vid explains it well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgm6zut1RdM

This one is good too

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-48605343/hong-kong-protests-police-use-tear-gas-on-protesters
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Beatrice Worthingworth - Fri, 03 Jan 2020 22:50:01 EST lej3GfJy No.181834 Reply
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>>181830
Anyone that uses an umbrella as their logo can't be good.
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Hamilton Pommerspear - Mon, 06 Jan 2020 22:46:43 EST g+LMN3KJ No.181903 Reply
>>181830
gotta love the immediate damage control ads via chinese firms

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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Barnaby Beckletedging - Sun, 12 Jan 2020 22:04:05 EST nrG71I6n No.182009 Reply
>>182007
Why don't you calm yourself and stop responding to bait.

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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Nathaniel Meffinglock - Sun, 12 Jan 2020 02:18:09 EST 4scaaRdR No.181997 Reply
>>181993

so up front just to be clear: i check the news every day (usually bbc and japantoday) for headlines with the singular primary motivator that one day i will read the headline "TRUMP ASSASSINATED." i hate the orange monkey.

that being said, >>181990 offers some good thoughts and points, he is not promoting drumpf, and in fact pointing out why he is bad and toxic for the culture and economy. try calmly reading the post before reflexively shrieking at perceived opponents
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Matilda Poblingnut - Sun, 12 Jan 2020 10:21:42 EST +8irr0Qf No.182001 Reply
>>181997
I did read it all. He seemingly jump from one contradiction to next. Maybe he is not poltard failing to make coherent message. Maybe he confused. Maybe he write bad enough for making his ideas come clear. Whatever his option, I read this and it sound like he contradict himself constantly and I yet again find it hard to believe he some working class hero who "just barely getting by" on close of minimum wage with no benefit while saving half his income somehow. That mean he surviving on $7.43/hour income on USA. Well, no I read again and he say "well over half my income." From all what I hear this is impossible. And like I say, premise is retarded itself because he credit Trump with his income going up. My understanding is Republicans completely against rise in minimum wage and all such increases happen because Democrats force it through on more local level.
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Cedric Blodgedale - Sun, 12 Jan 2020 10:37:55 EST UjtpodKI No.182003 Reply
>>181993
>Something I don't like
>FUCK OFF IMMIGRANT the future SKUM!

Did I do it right 420chan? Am I accepted for hating the future and saying anything I don't like is from there?

>>181996
God forbid you have to read a couple paragraphs in 2020. I guess you're too conditioned to 240 character tweets and headlines to be assed to actually take 5 minutes to read something where the ideas are expounded upon thoroughly and not some drivel laden with buzzwords.

>>182001
>I did read it all. He seemingly jump from one contradiction to next. Maybe he is not poltard failing to make coherent message. Maybe he confused. Maybe he write bad enough for making his ideas come clear.
Do you speak english motherfucker?

>Whatever his option, I read this and it sound like he contradict himself constantly and I yet again find it hard to believe he some working class hero who "just barely getting by" on close of minimum wage with no benefit while saving half his income somehow.
I'm not barely scraping by. I'm saving nearly half my income living unconventionally. I said it was impossible to do this while living like an average American. I literally fucking said I'm living in a shack like bubbles and driving a clunker. I'm also making nearly double minimum wage.

>That mean he surviving on $7.43/hour income on USA. Well, no I read again and he say "well over half my income." From all what I hear this is impossible.
Min Wage in the US is 7.25/hr for one and two I said I made 14.87/hr.

>And like I say, premise is retarded itself because he credit Trump with his income going up. My understanding is Republicans completely against rise in minimum wage and all such increases happen because Democrats force it through on more local level.
No, the premise is that Trump is dumping fiscal and monetary practices on an economy in full swing that are meant to be used when the economy is in a deep depression. He is goosing the economy during an election year to abuse historical precedent that wartime and high economical status gets reelected.

Look dude, you clearly are just fucking awful at reading comprehension and blatantly don't understand the US and domestic happenings. Otherwise you'd know the economy is the only thing standing in the way of Donald Trump completely losing 2020. If the economy falters any, he is out of office. He's already been impeached. Get the fuck out of the thread and lurk dude. You're calling me a poltard when you can't even speak and read english let alone understand the macro aspects of the US economy and political system. Do you even know what poltard means? Say what again motherfucker.

Is the Boeing 737 Max 8 safe?

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- Mon, 11 Mar 2019 08:39:26 EST 0k+47I+E No.173497
File: 1552307966672.jpg -(4326B / 4.22KB, 286x176) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Is the Boeing 737 Max 8 safe?
When a newly built plane crashes, it's not a good thing. When two crashes in a short amount of time, you have to wonder...

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/boeing-face-questions-737-crash-61593023
(links below have video)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-10/china-asks-local-airlines-to-ground-boeing-737-max-caijing-says
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/ethiopian-airlines-crash-major-airlines-ground-all-boeing-787-max-8-aircraft-amid-safety-concerns-a4087831.html
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Beatrice Wovingstone - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 01:49:41 EST MvRoQ1jI No.181924 Reply
>>181922
>Boeing AND iran
Holy shit, it's like the ultimate headline
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Sidney Sudgeford - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 19:28:35 EST TtOXZM/G No.181942 Reply
>>181924
And Ukrainian too. It's like the perfect storm of reasons why a passenger jet would be doomed to drop or get shot out of the sky.

Franch shuts down, millions march in massive general strike against Macron pension cuts

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- Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:32:19 EST GW1axdWk No.181314
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https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/49340/Millions+of+workers+strike+to+defy+French+pension+assault
>A huge strike swept France on Thursday as millions of workers revolted against pension attacks from president Emmanuel Macron.

>It is set to be the most significant wave of workers’ action since 1995 when protracted strikes broke a right-wing government’s assault on pensions.
>A teacher said “The pension reforms are one blow too many. We're fighting not to lose hundreds of euros of pension a month—after more than 40 years in a job.

>Hundreds of demonstrations took place, beginning at 10am in some areas. The CGT union federation said 1.5 million people marched nationwide. Even the interior ministry said over 800,000 took part.

>In several places they were met with tear gas.
>In Paris 6,000 police officers were deployed against protests and the authorities issued a decree forbidding protesters from gathering on the Champs-Elysées or at police stations.
>Riot police began searching pedestrians' bags before dawn, and shops on a planned protest route were ordered to close.

>In many areas the Yellow Vests, who have been fighting Macron for a year, joined the action. There is a massive feeling that life is hard and public services are declining. A poll last month in the newspaper Liberation found 89 percent of French people felt the country was experiencing a “social crisis”.

>It’s crucial to bring together all the sections of strikers and protesters, and to stop the union leaders choking off the action before it wins.

>The mass strikes and protests are giving hope to the whole of Europe. They show that the bitterness in society can be torn away from the right and the racists and directed towards the left.
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Phineas Drillyhood - Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:52:34 EST RgHb/3eW No.181899 Reply
>>181887
As fucking awful Macron is, he is nowhere near le penn
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Oliver Dunkinwill - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 18:44:13 EST TtOXZM/G No.181938 Reply
>>181927
France is what an actually free country looks like. Notice to dumb as shit rednecks: this is what freedom looks like. You have all your guns and if you ever tried this you'd be immediately shot by some secret police outfit if you somehow survived the actual cops emptying their magazines into you and any civilians nearby. This is because French people aren't cowards like the average American. In order to have freedom you need to not be a coward, and to secure that freedom you need at least the barest minimum of intelligence or information to be aware that you're not free. God I love the French.

Ever want to throw your shoes into the machine?

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- Wed, 01 Jan 2020 07:25:16 EST cs3pi0AK No.181755
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https://amp.freep.com/amp/2783610001

Hillsdale can go either way on this. Could be they'll quietly fine him and let him go, could be they'll throw the book at him. One thing's for sure, whoever sent a drunk manager to close a restaurant is probably also fired, lmao... Happy new year.
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Barnaby Sazzlemore - Fri, 03 Jan 2020 14:01:15 EST fxZPTs+O No.181810 Reply
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Two quotes come to mind

>There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels ... upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!

> In a gloomy bar where everyone is bored to death, a drunken young man breaks his glass, then picks up a bottle and smashes it against the wall. Nobody gets excited; the disappointed young man lets himself be thrown out. Yet everyone there could have done exactly the same thing. He alone made the thought concrete, crossing the first radioactive belt of isolation: interior isolation, the introverted separation between self and outside world. Nobody responded to a sign which he thought was explicit. He remained alone like the hooligan who burns down a church or kills a policeman, at one with himself but condemned to exile as long as other people remain exiled from their own existence. He has not escaped from the magnetic field of isolation; he is suspended in a zone of zero gravity. All the same, the indifference which greets him allows him to hear the sound of his own cry; even if this revelation tortures him, he knows that he will have to start again in another register, more loudly; with more coherence.
>People will be together only in a common wretchedness as long as each isolated being refuses to understand that a gesture of liberation, however weak and clumsy it may be, always bears an authentic communication, an adequate personal message. The repression which strikes down the libertarian rebel falls on everyone: everyone’s blood flows with the blood of a murdered Durruti. Whenever freedom retreats one inch, there is a hundred-fold increase in the weight of the order of things. Excluded from authentic participation, men’s actions stray into the fragile illusion of being together, or else into its opposite, the abrupt and total rejection of society. They swing from one to the other like a pendulum turning the hands on the clock-face of death.
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Charlotte Sallerville - Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:42:40 EST +8irr0Qf No.181817 Reply
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>>181810
Capitalism's effect of creating alienation in man not just from each other but even within themselves and against their very own labors is very well known principle in Marxist thought. Pretty funny, how poltard hyper nationalists champion Capitalism even while it is most caustic substance against traditionalism known to man is amusing for me.
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Molly Chonnerway - Fri, 03 Jan 2020 19:51:56 EST WVRzKvnd No.181824 Reply
>>181810
How do people get the question so right and the answer so wrong?

Wikileaks reveals documents casting doubt on Trump version of Syria gas attacks

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- Thu, 02 Jan 2020 14:40:38 EST h4mNKcub No.181771
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https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/16/chem-d16.html
>Documents published by WikiLeaks on Saturday confirm that there is significant dissent within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the global chemical weapons watchdog, over the doctoring of a public report on the alleged April 7, 2018 chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, which reportedly killed 49 people and wounded as many as 650.

>The latest round of revelations makes clear that the US-led regime-change operation in Syria, which began in 2011, has been based on a pack of lies. The role of WikiLeaks in exposing these lies demonstrates why the US government has been pursuing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange so ferociously, along with Washington's partners in crime such as Britain and Australia.

>Relying on video that showed alleged victims of the attack in a hospital gasping for air and foaming at the mouth, the Trump administration and its European allies launched missile strikes against Syria just one week later. The US-led attack was an act of war that threatened to spark a wider conflict with Russia and Iran, both of which have military forces deployed in the country to back the Assad government in the eight-year regime-change war fueled by the CIA.

>Relying on Islamist terrorist groups as “moderate rebel” proxies, including Al Qaeda and its affiliates, the US and its European allies have overseen a war that has resulted in the deaths of 570,000 people and displaced more than 12 million. The years of carnage have been aimed at overthrowing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and installing a pliant Western puppet regime in order to neutralize the influence of Iran and Russia in the oil-rich Middle East. Claims of chemical weapons attacks and the use of “barrel bombs” by Syria’s military have been repeatedly used throughout the war in an effort to justify Western military action and call for the removal of Assad.

>A memo sent to Fernando Arias, the director-general of the OPCW, on March 14, 2019 by a member of the FFM who had been sent to Douma to analyze the ballistics of two cylinders which were the purported source of the toxic gas, noted that there were about 20 inspectors who had expressed concerns over the final report published at the beginning of that month.

>The author of the memo notes that members of the FFM felt that the report “did not reflect the views of the team members that deployed to Douma,” and that only one OPCW inspector who had been in Syria, a paramedic, was ultimately involved in the production of the final report. He notes that his investigation into the provenance of the cylinders, one which was found lying on a bed and another on an apartment rooftop, was excluded from the final report released in March.

>WikiLeaks also published the first draft of the interim FFM report, which noted that the investigators were “unable to provide satisfactory explanations for the relatively moderate damage to the cylinders allegedly dropped from an unknown height, compared to the destruction caused to the rebar-reinforced roofs.” This fact--that the evidence did not point to the cylinders being dropped from Assad’s aircraft--was excluded from the final report.

>An email exchange with the FFM’s team leader, Sami Barrek, from July 2018 showed that concerns had been raised by an investigator over the exclusion from the final report of the fact that only low levels of chlorinated organic chemicals (COCs) had been recovered at the scene, and that no determination had been made on how the cylinders arrived at the locations where they had been discovered. Despite repeated interventions by investigators, the level of COCs was excluded from the final report, allowing for the inference that a chlorine gas attack had been confirmed.

>Another email sent by a dissenting investigator to OPCW Director of Strategy and Policy Veronika Stromsíková on May 20 raised concerns over the organization’s false declaration that veteran OPCW inspector and ballistics expert Ian Henderson, who had produced an engineering assessment, was not part of the FFM in Douma. The claim came after his report casting doubt on the possibility of the cylinders being dropped from the air was leaked to the press. Henderson had found, after inspecting the cylinders, that there was a “higher probability that both cylinders were manually placed… rather than being delivered from aircraft.”
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Martha Wummlestadge - Fri, 03 Jan 2020 00:22:59 EST tlilhxRg No.181794 Reply
>>181787
Wasn't Congo a combination of total royal control with no parliamentary oversight and good old capitalism? On top of the racism, christianity-based brain cancer and white-mans-burden?

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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Polly Dedgeshit - Thu, 02 Jan 2020 19:37:12 EST H9CYrW5/ No.181789 Reply
>>181120
I think the point of it is to make them become lifelong criminals. They try to instill a lifelong hatred of authority figures and isolate people from the outside world and surround them with hardened criminals to be their only friends. This just encourages people to get into crime when they get out, as all their old connections are gone and replaced with criminal connections. This of course ensures that the prisons will have a steady stream of offenders to keep their coffers full.
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Charlotte Sallerville - Thu, 02 Jan 2020 22:52:00 EST +8irr0Qf No.181792 Reply
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>>181789
Authority figures deserve to be hated.

On mostly unrelated note first hottie criminal of new year by that calendar. Her wnd boyfriend shot some woman to death for some reason.
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Frederick Murringforth - Fri, 03 Jan 2020 00:25:45 EST WyvJJzGH No.181796 Reply
>>181792
The reason was the woman laughed at their face tattoos.

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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Caroline Hendledun - Tue, 31 Dec 2019 15:38:12 EST xNkfvYZU No.181744 Reply
>>181737

tomato and pepper are both fruits too.
i hope one day you will join us
and the world will live as one
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Angus Gazzlehane - Thu, 02 Jan 2020 19:45:59 EST g6UZWwuY No.181791 Reply
>>181513
wish you would stop saying that shit I really like not having to bother with you stupid fucking humans.

Kim K no JFK shirt for kid

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- Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:23:52 EST 4JTN7eQX No.181742
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Kim Kardashian had to go on social media to tell people that she didn't buy JFK's bloody shirt that he got shot in for her kid.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1106657/kim-kardashian-slams-claim-she-bought-north-west-john-f-kennedy-s-bloody-shirt
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Lydia Duckspear - Tue, 31 Dec 2019 16:25:49 EST pjSfU+g+ No.181746 Reply
>>181742
Even if she DID want it, its evidence in the murder of a sitting US president. Not exactly something that gets sold at a police auction.

There’s a conservative civil war raging — over porn

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- Mon, 30 Dec 2019 04:17:18 EST jIt5CLGm No.181705
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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/12/12/21003109/pornography-obscenity-barr-doj-conservatives-libertarians

>tl;dr you can't beat off, our fairy tales said so!

Social conservatives are ready to launch a new national war on pornography.

It’s been nearly 50 years since the Nixon administration’s “War on Porn” and more than two decades since the signing of the Communications Decency Act, the first major federal effort to regulate online pornography. But pornography continues to be a target of Republicans at the state level; in addition, the 2016 Republican Party platform stated that “pornography, with its harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health crisis that is destroying the lives of millions.”

This fall, Republican members of Congress asked the Department of Justice to “declare prosecution of obscene pornography a criminal justice priority.” Conservative commentators also argue that government power can — and should — put a stop to pornography for the benefit of the “common good.” By doing so, social conservatives argue that they can alter American culture itself.

Terry Schilling, executive director of the American Principles Project, a conservative think tank, argued in October in the Catholic magazine First Things that efforts to regulate pornography are part of a broader phenomenon. “In our time, a new conservatism is being born — one less interested in managing our nation’s decline than in using political power to promote virtue, public morality, and the common good,” he wrote. “Conservatives need to overcome their fear of governing the nation that elected them.”

In doing so, social conservatives are facing opposition from libertarians as well as fellow conservatives. They argue that efforts to ban or otherwise tighten regulations on pornography is the kind of overreach they have long stood against.

As Reason Magazine editor-in-chief Katherine Mangu-Ward told me, “What you’re seeing now is this rise of a much more authoritarian and state-oriented variant of conservatism and it just says, ‘You know what? Actually, never mind. Let’s take away the bad choices. Let’s make some bad choices illegal.’ This has long been a characteristic of the American left.”
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Ebenezer Brannersag - Mon, 30 Dec 2019 08:05:43 EST uc0Iobq2 No.181711 Reply
This isn't news. It's bicker bait. Don't post this shit here.
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Edwin Worthingwill - Mon, 30 Dec 2019 20:25:07 EST 4scaaRdR No.181734 Reply
>>181711

lol show me one thread on this board that isn't petty bickering over semantics and obscure definitions of words

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