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Notice To Daily Posters Reader 08/25/2017 (Fri) 23:15:03 Id: 9cb9d2 [Preview] No. 1489 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
THIS IS NOW A META THREAD, ALL META POST GO IN HERE.

Merging all threads here

Hi, I am here to inject new life into this board

UPDATE I STILL NEED MODS AND VOLUNTEERS

Seeking active posters for daily current events and trending news stories from almost any source.
Let's begin by posting new topics daily and we will work from there. Considering writing custom CSS or if any CSS skilled individuals have suggestions I'm more than open to them. I'd like to be able to easily manage this board and simply post and assist the vols.
Thanks!

From other thread

"I am the Board Owner of /news/

Please respond here or email me rp@8chan.co and I will make you a board volunteer or give you ownership if you're posting daily. I've been neglecting the board due to intense pursuit of my Masters in class as well as work. Let's make you (whoever is posting) a volunteer with potential for Ownership. I love endchan.xyz and it deserves a full time operator for /news/."

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Reader Board owner 12/11/2017 (Mon) 04:21:10 Id: 1a6981 [Preview] No.4291 del
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More from the satire fake news onion.


Reader Board owner 12/12/2017 (Tue) 12:20:30 Id: 1a6981 [Preview] No.4319 del
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Apparently, the Tor troll is sexually confused. This means do not post porn. If nudity is relevant to your news post, spoiler it. If your information isn't even /news/, don't start a new thread.


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 01:59:35 Id: b53bee [Preview] No.4441 del
reported asshole


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 02:21:35 Id: b53bee [Preview] No.4452 del
A total asshole is trying to ruin this board right now.

BO needs to do some work to remove all the nasty gay porn.

News will be postponed till posts are removed and asshole is banned. Also, enforce captcha to prevent bots.

Till then, real news archives: https://archive.fo/https://endchan.xyz/news*


Reader Board owner 12/15/2017 (Fri) 03:10:28 Id: 1a6981 [Preview] No.4453 del
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>>4441
There were no reports. In the future, tick the box, type the reason (in this case, gay nigger spammer), fill out the captcha and hit [Report]
>>4452
Got it. I'm aware of this spammer's typical tricks. He's attacked multiple boards in the past. Note the keyboard rape file names and report anyone using this method in the future.



The Folks That Built The Internet Tell The FCC It Has No Idea How The Internet Works Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 06:01:59 [Preview] No. 4330 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
By now the FCC has made it clear it has absolutely no intention of actually listening to the public or to experts when it comes to its plan to repeal popular net neutrality rules later this week.

It doesn't really matter to the FCC's myopic majority that the vast majority of the record 22 million public comments on its plan think it's a stupid idea. It apparently doesn't matter than over 800 startups have warned the FCC that its attack on the rules undermines innovation, competition, and the health of the internet. And it certainly doesn't appear to matter than over 190 academics, engineers, and tech-policy experts have told the agency that its repeal will dramatically harm the internet -- or that the FCC's justifications for the reversal make no technical or engineering sense.

If the current FCC was actually capable of hearing these dissenting expert voices, they'd probably find this new letter from 21 of them worth a look. You might recognize some of the authors. They include Internet Protocol co-inventor Vint Cerf, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, several designers of the Domain Name System (DNS), World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, public-key cryptography inventors Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman, and more.

https://archive.is/OCRnv
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171211/13221038786/folks-that-built-internet-tell-fcc-it-has-no-idea-how-internet-works.shtml
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Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 23:54:36 Id: 7f3d82 [Preview] No.4428 del
>>4416
>>4424
It's also insanity not to pay attention to IDs, and assume the next one is automatically someone you previously argued with due to the faulty belief that "everyone can switch IPs". No. Not everyone. That is the same faulty behavior from back when there weren't IDs and every anon assumed one who agreed with his opposition was "samefag". There's such a thing as a static IP. Even if I could swap with my current ISP (that doesn't allow it), I would never be able to switch to another and then magically land back on this same one.
>>4417
>noticing IDs makes you believe you're an elite hacker
Said no-one ever.


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 01:08:35 Id: a9ceea [Preview] No.4430 del
>>4428
>only denies the hyperbole
>because everything else is accurate
we're all learning so much here


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 01:19:51 Id: 7f3d82 [Preview] No.4431 del
>>4430
Everything else was debunked by proxy. You were overreacting with an accusatory nonsense narrative.


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 01:46:56 Id: 955799 [Preview] No.4434 del
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>>4428
>and assume the next one is automatically someone you previously argued with due to the faulty belief that "everyone can switch IPs".

Did I? Or was that someone else. I said IDs only give people an excuse to attack the ID and not the argument. What's wrong Scoob, I thought you were really good at sniffing out those IDs.

>That is the same faulty behavior from back when there weren't IDs and every anon assumed one who agreed with his opposition was "samefag".

Fun fact, there is still a way to figure out if someone's samefagging without IDs.

>There's such a thing as a static IP. Even if I could swap with my current ISP (that doesn't allow it), I would never be able to switch to another and then magically land back on this same one.

http://www.freeproxy.net/

Welcome to the magical world of you're either a fucking idiot or an incredibly bad liar. Most ISPs don't even have static IPs anymore and switch after each session so it's the norm that IDs have been devalued in that sense.


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 03:13:24 Id: 7f3d82 [Preview] No.4454 del
>>4434
Pic related? Clearly to your delusional concept. Yes, there are static IPs. I happen to have one. I know this because when I'm banned from any site, that's it. There is no coming back. I am not lying. I won't give you my IP address. However, shut the fuck up and wait a month. I'll come back, post, and have the exact same ID as I had tonight.



Good! Pakistan Bans George Soros After Discovering CIA Ties Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 21:19:51 Id: 17c25c [Preview] No. 4422 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Pakistan has banned George Soros and his charity from operating in the country after discovering that his organizations have ties to the CIA.

The Pakistani government has toughened its stance on domestic and international non-governmental groups, accusing at least 10 foreign-funded aid groups of using their work as a cover for espionage.

Haaretz.com reports: In January, it ordered about a dozen groups working on women’s issues and human rights to halt their operations.

A representative of the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF), which represents 63 international aid groups, said the Ministry of Interior had issued 10 of its members “letters of rejection”, meaning their applications to register had been rejected.

The forum did not identify the 10 groups but two international groups, the Pakistani branch of the Soros’ charity the Open Society Foundations, and ActionAid, said they had been told they had to close.

“We obviously find what has happened both disappointing and surprising, and are urgently seeking clarification,” the executive director of the Open Society’s Pakistani office, Saba Khattak, said in a statement.

The group had spent $37 million on grants and relief assistance in Pakistan since 2005, she said.

The interior ministry did not respond to requests for comment.

However, the ministry, in a letter to one of the 10 groups and seen by Reuters, said its registration application had been denied.

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Game Over US Empire: China About to Knock Out Petrodollar Reserve Currency Status by Trading Oil in Yuan Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 21:38:26 Id: de8eca [Preview] No. 4423 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
As one of the world’s top energy importers, China has successfully completed its fifth dry run in yuan-backed oil futures contract trading. The step has been already called Beijing’s challenge to the US dollar.

According to Bloomberg, which cited a statement from the exchange, 149 members of Shanghai International Energy Exchange traded 647,930 lots in the rehearsal with a total value of 268.2 billion yuan. The system met the listing requirements of crude futures after the exercise, it added.

“This contract has the potential to greatly help China’s push for yuan internationalization,” said Yao Wei, chief China economist at Societe Generale in Paris.

She added, however, “its success will hinge critically on the degree of freedom allowed for the capital flows related to the contract.”

A former China division chief at the International Monetary Fund, Eswar Prasad said: “It is not unreasonable to envision a world in which the overwhelming share of commodity contracts, especially for oil, are no longer denominated just in dollars.”

But “the yuan’s role in global finance will ultimately be determined by the degree of commitment of Xi Jinping’s government to economic and financial market reforms.”

Since the 1970s, the global oil trade has almost entirely been conducted in US dollars. The largest energy consumer, China, is interested in having oil contracts in yuan. Beijing plans to introduce its own oil benchmark which will rival Brent or West Texas Intermediate. Analysts say Chinese authorities will need to first convince large oil producers and consumers to use the yuan and invest in the Shanghai benchmark.

The Chinese government announced plans to start a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold earlier this year. The contract will enable the country’s trading partners to pay with gold or to convert yuan into gold without the necessity to keep money in Chinese assets or turn it into US dollars.

The new benchmark will reportedly allow exporters, such as Russia, Iran or Venezuela to avoid US sanctions by trading oil in yuan.

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US Veterans Who Cleaned Up H-Bomb Accident Seeking Benefits Absolutely Ignored Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 22:18:13 Id: 9934e5 [Preview] No. 4425 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Yale Law School students have requested a US court to permit a class-action lawsuit on behalf of US Air Force veterans who responded to the catastrophic 1966 hydrogen bomb accident in the Mediterranean Sea, but who have been denied disability benefits.

The 1966 accident occurred when a USAF B-52 carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with a USAF KC-135 tanker aircraft during a mid-flight refueling exercise. The refueling nozzle hit the fuselage and caused a major explosion seen by another B-52 pilot a mile away. All four airmen on the FC-135 were killed along with three of the four airmen on board the B-52.

The planes were flying a Cold War airborne alert mission dubbed Operation Chrome. The B-52s, which took off from Seymour Johnson Air Force base in North Carolina, required two mid-flight refuelings over Spain to complete their mission. The accident, which occurred near southern Spain, caused the B-52 to lose its hold on the four Mk-28 hydrogen bombs it was carrying, sending them plummeting down to Earth. Three landed in the fishing village of Palomares, while a third landed in the ocean and was ultimately recovered following a two-and-a-half month search.

"This class action seeks to compel the VA to acknowledge that veterans at Palomares participated in a radiation risk activity that would make any radiogenic conditions they developed presumptively service connected," said Derek Mraz, one of the Yale Law School students working on the case.

About 1,600 service members were marshalled to Spain to recover the Mk-28s and contain the radiation released after the weapons' plutonium detonators exploded, though the nuclear payloads themselves did not go off.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has hitherto denied these veterans disability benefits, even though many of them developed cancer, blood disorders, and heart and lung conditions, according to Military.com.

The motion to allow a class action suit, filed by Yale students on Monday, lists veteran Victor Skaar as the plaintiff and VA Secretary David Shuklin as the defendant.

"It is absolutely ridiculous to see how we have been treated. We're all hurt. We were ignored, absolutely ignored," Skaar told the Associated Press.

https://archive.fo/yWl01

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Here They Go: Globalist Propaganda Now Promoting Microchip Brain Implants Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 15:09:03 Id: 5c6869 [Preview] No. 4373 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
We all know now that governments are spying on all our communications, have direct access to the backbone networks of all major ISPs. We know that "smart" gadgets and "green" utilities are being used to spy on consumers.

This is no secret. If you don't know that by now, might as well pull your head out of your ass and get a breath of fresh air before you destroy all your brain cells. Yah, its all out in the open and we know it.

Now many of the so-called "conspiracy theorists" (those evil bogeymen who like to tell the truth, or what they honestly believe to be the truth) turn out to be correct - once again!

An example of such "conspiracy" back from 2013: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/a-chip-in-the-head-brain-implants-will-be-connecting-people-to-the-internet-by-the-year-2020

So what am I rambling on and on about? A new mainstream publication from The Guardian that is now promoting microchip brain implants!

Read the propaganda here:

https://archive.fo/VmG3d
https://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2017/dec/14/humans-20-meet-the-entrepreneur-who-wants-to-put-a-chip-in-your-brain
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Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 17:37:29 Id: 41a12f [Preview] No.4397 del
>>4373
The idea of implanting any technology into ones body to modify it sounds highly interesting and definitely has much advancements in the future. Problem here is that these fuckers want to use this technology to identify us permanently (Unless the chip is deactivated/removed), remotely kill us if the chip has such capabilities, or potentially transmit analytical data about our bodily functions and potentially thoughts (I'm going to let you all on a little secret, they might already be able to read your thoughts, but it isn't highly accurate, it is a method of molecular detection...).


Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 18:09:32 Id: 7f6fdb [Preview] No.4403 del
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>((globalist)) propaganda
>they think the mark of the beast is going to be a barcode
>not understanding when there's already a group wearing that mark


Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 21:06:22 Id: c6f4d3 [Preview] No.4420 del
>>4403
Fine and dandy to point out corrupt Zionism, but we don't like to focus on it 24/7 over here. We'll point it out now and then, but we focus on other important issues to. And this is important because its part of this whole globalist/Zionist/NWO/illuminati agenda. Get the point? Call it what you want, but its the exposure of the issue that counts.


Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 23:56:49 Id: 7f6fdb [Preview] No.4429 del
>>4420
Globalists, NWO and Illuminati are buzz words to draw attention away from the fact that it's all Zionism.


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 01:38:19 Id: a5e6cb [Preview] No.4432 del
>>4429
OK, but some could argue Zionism is used to throw people off from the agenda for a "New World Order."

Regardless, its basically the same threat. Its not very productive to bicker about other's interpretations or labels. The point is people see something is wrong with the system and addressing these issues is the best thing to do.

In this case, I won't be getting chipped. We all need to resist this as much as humanly possible, draw a line in the sand like we do with our guns. A lot of yuppies and normfags will go along with it, but we can still stop it from being mandated and curb this agenda by refusal to accept it or refusal to obey it.



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More Voter Fraud? Alabama Electronic Ballot Records Destroyed, OK'd By Alabama Supreme Court Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 16:07:47 Id: 040ec4 [Preview] No. 4382 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
In a move blasted by voting rights experts as an affront to transparency, the Alabama state Supreme Court granted local election officials permission not to preserve electronic ballot records less than 24 hours before polls opened – records that could form the basis of a recount.

The Alabama state Supreme Court’s ruling overturned an injunction issued by a lower court in Montgomery, the state capital, which had ordered election officials across the state to preserve digital images of the ballots cast in the Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill appealed the lower court’s injunction to the state supreme court at 4:38 PM on Monday afternoon and the justices came back with their ruling at 5:18 PM – an usually quick turnaround time.

“It’s just unbelievable that they examined the pleadings and got eight judges to concur in half an hour on a Monday afternoon,” said Priscilla Duncan, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in the case.

Duncan expressed concern the voting machines could be compromised, “whether intentionally or through error,” indicating tests around the country have demonstrated sizable discrepancies.

“We have reason to believe those machines can be compromised. Whether intentionally or through error, there can be some false results, and there have been some tests around the country where there have been some rather sizeable discrepancies,” she said.

“There’s no legitimate reason not to preserve ballot images,” said Christopher Sautter, a Washington election lawyer who helped the plaintiffs in the case. “It’s neither expensive nor inconvenient. It amounts to flipping a switch.”

While some have noted Alabama officials could just count the original paper ballots in the event of a recount or court challenge, Alabama law does not provide for manual recounts – only a machine recount of the digital images that are taken at the time each ballot is cast.

“People think that when they mark the ballots and they go into the machine that that’s what counted,” Duncan noted. “But it’s not, the paper ballot is not what’s counted. That ballot is scanned and they destroy [the ballots] after the election … If there’s ever an election challenge you need to have what was actually counted.”

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Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 16:11:20 Id: 040ec4 [Preview] No.4384 del
From what I understand BOTH political parties did not like this guy and did not want him to win. Most likely there was foul play - but as always there will be no justice or investigation into it. Snubbed and ignored, swept up under the rug, like all the evil and corruption that plagues the United States today.


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 01:48:00 Id: 0189a5 [Preview] No.4435 del
>>4384
It sounds to me that the establishment is the only ones who wanted this guy.


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 02:12:04 Id: b496dc [Preview] No.4447 del
>>4445
Can you stop with the spam? It is very very rude. Not nessessary. It will be removed.



Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 16:34:20 Id: ab5c06 [Preview] No. 4390 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
>Woman, 24, born to Indian parents who was shunned and bullied because she has white skin, ginger hair, emerald eyes and FRECKLES now wants a DNA test to see if her ancestors are to blame
>Pooja Ganatra, who was born in Mumbai, has ginger hair, freckles and white skin
>Despite her complexion - she was actually born to 'typically Indian' parents
>She was even rushed to hospital as a child, over fears she had a skin disease
>Miss Ganatra's appearance has made her feel like a foreigner in her own country
>Strangers are often shocked to discover that Miss Ganatra can speak Hindi

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5178549/The-Indian-feels-like-foreigner-country.html


Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 20:15:00 [Preview] No.4413 del
In other news, it was a crisp and beautiful morning as Dirkin O'Connor leaned back in his chair on the porch, poured his first whiskey of the day, and smiled as he remembered that hot little married number he fucked the brains out of on his trip to India almost 25 years ago.


Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 22:26:10 Id: 2f5330 [Preview] No.4426 del
Strange, I know she is mud blood but I definitely would shag her. Something isn't right. I bet her parents abducted a white baby.


Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 23:30:34 Id: 113b9a [Preview] No.4427 del
>>4426
Nah, you can tell she's Indian by her eyes, still hot though, I agree.


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 01:49:09 Id: dc2b39 [Preview] No.4436 del
>>4427
I'd shit on her designated street if you know what i mean.



Bombshell Revealed: FBI Russia Collusion Investigation Was An "Insurance Policy" To Them, Encase Trump Got Elected Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 21:14:14 Id: 3f2119 [Preview] No. 4421 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/4357

Newly released FBI text messages reveal an ‘insurance policy’ plot by senior agents at the bureau to oust President Trump.

Following the release of 10,000 FBI text massages by the The House Judiciary Committee, details have emerged that the lead FBI official in charge of the Trump-Russia probe sent a text to an FBI lawyer last year discussing a sinister ‘insurance policy’ against Trump in the event that he became President.

Zerohedge.com reports: https://archive.fo/AzhPK

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he [Trump] gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk.” writes FBI counterintelligence officer Peter Strzok to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an extramarital affair while spearheading both the Clinton email inquiry and the early Trump-Russia probe, adding “It’s like a life insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

Text-from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page (Andy is Andrew McCabe): "I want to believe the path u threw out 4 consideration in Andy's office-that there's no way he gets elected-but I'm afraid we can't take that risk.It's like an insurance policy in unlikely event u die be4 you're 40"

— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) December 13, 2017

Clearly Lisa Page thought there was no way Trump would win during a conversation in then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s office, yet Strzok clearly states to Page that he “can’t take that risk” in the “unlikely event” Trump was elected, and that an insurance policy of some type existed to presumably undermine Trump. If this is the case, it would constitute an active measure taken by the FBI against one candidate for US President, while aiding the other.

The text message which references an “insurance policy” is all the more controversial when you consider another exchange in which Peter Strzok says “I am riled up. Trump is a f*cking idiot, is unable to provide a coherrent answer,” and “I CAN’T PULL AWAY, WHAY THE F*CK HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY (redacted)??!?!”

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Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 01:49:41 Id: 152570 [Preview] No.4437 del
There are some VERY strange rumors going on about this. And I have no idea if this is just some loony conspiracy shit (could be), but I might as well share it, see if anyone has heard anything about this...

I have a conservative relative who truly believes Mueller and Trump are covertly working together. Sounds nuts. According to this guy, Trump fired Comey knowing that Mueller would staff together a fraudulent investigative team made up with all top Hillary supporters and "Anti-trumpers", to centralize them and monitor them covertly. They would then deliberately disclose conversations to derail each and every one of them, one by one. At the same time doing this, they have a secret "patriot" investigate team under wraps. This is why we see thousands of sealed indictments (which is unprecedented). According to this guy, before Trump leaves office (or gets removed) the iron fist is going to go down on this whole establishment group including the Clintons, Bush family, McCain, Podestas, et al.

Has anyone heard of this conspiracy before?


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 01:54:37 Id: 152570 [Preview] No.4439 del
>>4437
Here's the really strange thing about it... I had this discussion back on Thanksgiving day, and some weird stuff he was telling me seems to actually look similar to this whole scandal with the 10,000 text messages. This was BEFORE all this. Don't know if this was a coincidence or what, but this dude must be going crazy over this right now.


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 02:02:35 Id: 152570 [Preview] No.4444 del
>>4443
Stop spamming this place, ASSHOLE.



Desperate Britain Forced To Import Russian Gas From Sanction-Targeted Project Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 17:37:02 Id: 6b5732 [Preview] No. 4395 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
We said two days ago that it’s been a tough week for anybody who needs to heat their home or put gasoline in their cars in Britain. The litany of negative events and mishaps includes extremely low temperatures, the shutdown of the Forties pipeline due to a hairline crack and an explosion at one of the Europe’s biggest gas hubs in Austria, which further tightened UK supplies.

As we noted, the price of gas futures surged by the most in 8 years. The timing of the gas hub explosion, as we head into Winter, couldn’t have been worse either.

However, adding insult to injury, the UK lacks gas storage capacity and the web of interconnections that link markets across Continental Europe. And…Centrica is closing the nation’s biggest storage site after more than 30 years. The question was, where could the UK secure alternative supplies, as we noted.

It takes about two weeks to bring LNG from Qatar, the U.K.’s biggest supplier of the super-chilled fuel. Only one tanker, the Bu Samra, is confirmed as arriving in the U.K. this month. The first tanker from Russia’s Arctic plant Yamal LNG may also head to Britain and would arrive in about five days, according to shipping website sea-distances.

The photo below shows Russian President, Vladimir Putin, personally giving the order to begin loading the first export shipment of Yamal LNG onto the world’s first icebreaking LNG carrier, the Christophe de Margerie.

The destination of the LNG carrier was expected to be Asia, but will actually be Britain, even though the British government backed US sanctions against the project. Indeed, Novatek, which operates Yamal had to perform “financial gymnastics” after the US Treasury cut it off from western financing in 2014. To overcome this challenge, the company converted the funding of the $27bn project into euros and secured a $12bn loan from Chinese banks. As the Financial Times reports.

British homes are set to be heated over the new year with gas from a Russian project targeted by US sanctions, as the shutdown of a key North Sea pipeline slashes domestic output and sends utilities and traders scrambling for supplies. The first tanker of liquefied natural gas from the Yamal LNG project in Russia’s Arctic, which was opened by President Vladimir Putin last week, is making its way to the Isle of Grain import terminal in Kent as UK gas prices soar.

The shipment of the super-chilled cargo to the UK, which was originally expected to go to Asia, will be cheered in the Kremlin, where the Yamal LNG project has been held up as evidence that it can withstand western sanctions. Moscow has insisted that Europe will remain reliant on Russia for gas. The UK government has taken a tough line on Russian sanctions since Moscow first intervened in Ukraine nearly four years ago, and Theresa May, prime minister, has stepped up criticisms more recently, accusing Moscow of meddling in elections and attempting to “weaponise information” to undermine the west.


Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 17:37:21 Id: 6b5732 [Preview] No.4396 del
>>4395
As the FT notes, it’s not unusual for the UK to import small volumes of Russian gas by pipelines through other European countries, however, the arrival of the Christophe de Margerie LNG tanker will be the first Russian delivery to arrive by ship. Neither the UK or EU sanctions specifically target Yamal LNG, although they have targeted finance and technology for other Russian energy projects in the wake of Russia’s annexing of Crimea in 2014. The FT quoted an unnamed official close to the Russian energy ministry saying that the UK’s decision to back US sanctions, including ones targeting Yamal LNG, looks like “someone biting the hand that feeds him”. So, given the embarrassing position the UK has found itself in, what is its response? According to the FT.

Britain’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which has argued that gas supplies will still be ample this winter because of the UK’s import capacity, emphasised that 80 per cent of the gas consumed in the UK is domestic or bought from Norway or Qatar. BEIS said that it was up to the market to decide what gas to import. The LNG cargo has been bought by the London-based trading arm of Malaysia’s Petronas, which did not respond to requests for comment. “Whether this liquefied natural gas shipment is eventually consumed in the UK is down to the market,” BEIS said. “But we can only benefit from having a diverse range of supplies.”

https://archive.fo/iHivW
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-14/desperate-britain-forced-import-russian-gas-sanction-targeted-project


Reader 12/14/2017 (Thu) 18:59:22 Id: c8672f [Preview] No.4405 del
meh
combustion engine is overrated


Reader 12/15/2017 (Fri) 01:52:45 Id: 1126b5 [Preview] No.4438 del
>>4405
As if disposing of lithium is any better.