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Good! Big Tech Faces Dozens Of Defamation Lawsuits After Settlement By SPLC Reader 06/24/2018 (Sun) 18:37:52 Id: 2bf234 [Preview] No. 10576 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Over 60 organizations and 47 nonprofit leaders are mulling lawsuits against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after the organization settled with and apologized to a former Islamic radical, Maajid Nawaz, for $3.375 million because the organization included him in its bogus "Field Giude to Anti-Muslim Extremists."

Nawaz, a practing Muslim who is specifically fighting Islamic extremism, was included in the "field guide" for criticizing the fringe elements of his own religion.

The SPLC "has lost all credibility," as explained by WaPo columnist Marc Thiessen:

The SPLC is a once-storied organization that did important work filing civil rights lawsuits against the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. But it has become a caricature of itself, labeling virtually anyone who does not fall in line with its left-wing ideology an “extremist” or “hate group.”

Nawaz is a case in point. Since abandoning Islamic radicalism, he has advised three British prime ministers and created the Quilliam Foundation, to fight extremism. He is not anti-Muslim. He is a Muslim and has argued that “Islam is a religion of peace.”

So how did he end up in the SPLC’s pseudo-guide to anti-Muslim bigots? His crime, apparently, is that he has become a leading critic of the radical Islamist ideology he once embraced. Thanks to his courage, the SPLC has been forced to pay a multimillion-dollar penalty and acknowledge in a statement that it was “wrong” and that Nawaz has “made valuable and important contributions to public discourse, including by promoting pluralism and condemning both anti-Muslim bigotry and Islamist extremism.”

And now, PJ Media reports that no fewer than 60 organizations and 47 nonprofit leaders are considering lawsuits against the SPLC for similar smears by the radical left-wing organization.

"We, the undersigned, are among the organizations, groups and individuals that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has maligned, defamed and otherwise harmed by falsely describing as 'haters,' 'bigots,' 'Islamophobes' and/or other groundless epithets," the signatories declared. "We are gratified that the SPLC has today formally acknowledged that it has engaged in such misrepresentations."

"Journalists who uncritically parrot or cite the SPLC's unfounded characterizations of those it reviles do a profound disservice to their audiences," the signatories added.

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Reader 06/24/2018 (Sun) 18:38:33 Id: 2bf234 [Preview] No.10577 del
Of the four companies, Amazon gives the SPLC the most direct authority over its platform, TheDCNF found.

While Facebook emphasizes its independence from the SPLC, Amazon does the opposite: Jeff Bezos’ company grants the SPLC broad policing power over the Amazon Smile charitable program, while claiming to remain unbiased.

“We remove organizations that the SPLC deems as ineligible,” an Amazon spokeswoman told TheDCNF.

In fact, Apple pledged $1 million to the organization, while J.P. Morgan has given the group $500,000. "Companies like Lyft and MGM Resorts have partnered with the group, while Pfizer, Bank of America, and Newman's Own have each contributed over $8,900 to the SPLC in recent years," reports PJ Media.


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Reader 06/25/2018 (Mon) 00:34:56 Id: b4e858 [Preview] No.10579 del
Hilarious video and not surprising at all! God damn these Jews are everywhere. I'll tell you what, someone should file a FOI suite to have them disclose who they are keeping track of. If they are spying on citizen's communications thats a violation of privacy and could be considered stalking - which is illegal.

New Mexican Presidential Candidate Calls For Invasion of America! How Will Our Military Respond? Reader 06/22/2018 (Fri) 21:45:29 Id: ed5e91 [Preview] No. 10519 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Be Prepared: >>>/spoon/903

Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) just called for a mass invasion into United States during a speech Tuesday declaring it a “human right” for all North Americans.

“And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”

He then declared it as “a human right we will defend,” eluniversal.com reports.

While the election is not until July 1, Obrador is by far the frontrunner.

Obrador in April delivered speech criticizing Trump and promising that Mexico will not become a “piñata” for any foreign government, Global News reports.

The former mayor of Mexico City, Obrador holds progressive populist views. The 64-year-old ran unsuccessfully for president twice before, according to DW.

Fox’s Tucker Carlson noted Thursday that Obrador has previously proposed granting amnesty to Mexican drug cartels. “America is now Mexico’s social safety net, and that’s a very good deal for the Mexican ruling class,” Carlson added.

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Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 12:39:52 Id: 90c815 [Preview] No.10539 del
Imagine if we sent drones in to identify the drug cartel hideouts, and blow them apart. Thats what we need to do, kill the drug cartels, they are terrorists who are a threat to our national security. We would not be in this whole rut if it were not for them.

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Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 21:06:54 Id: 6f7525 [Preview] No.10565 del
fucking moron, you really think job insolvency is due to Drug Cartels sponsored by the USA mafia?

Loved your utter dismissal of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Chile, Columbia, and Paraguay.

Mexico isn't a US problem, It's a FTC black subsidiary!

Reader 06/24/2018 (Sun) 14:16:40 Id: 8d0e1f [Preview] No.10572 del
>fucking moron, you really think job insolvency is due to Drug Cartels sponsored by the USA mafia?

Who ever said that? But yah I do get your point, look where those Mexican drug cartels are getting most of the processed heroin from... opium from Afghanistan! Do these pictures ring a bell?


PS: whoever made up the word 'job insolvency' may have misunderstood what the word "insolvency" actually means... it is a financial term used when a person, group, a bank, an institution and/or a government goes deeper and deeper and deeper into DEBT and then can no longer ever pay the debts back off, resulting in bankruptcy and financial ruin.

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Buy 'Em Up Now! New Jersey's Asshole Governor Wants 2,400% Tax Increase On Firearms Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 20:54:42 Id: c9073d [Preview] No. 10564 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
New Jersey's Democratic Governor Phil Murphy is floating a plan to increase taxes on buying and selling guns by up to 2,400%, according to guns.com.

Murphy estimates that the state will take in an additional $2 million in revenue from the tax, which would include raising handgun purchase permits from $2 to $50, and firearms ID cards required to own a gun or buy ammunition from $5 to $100. Permits to carry a handgun would skyrocket from $50 to $400.

In comparison, neighboring Delaware and Pennsylvania charge fees for carrying of $65 and $20 respectively.

Such taxes, of course, would disproportionately affect the poor - as rich gun owners can simply pay up for personal protection. Given that the average salary of a New Jersey armed security officer is $19.42 an hour, Murphy's plan puts those who need to carry for their jobs under increased financial burden.

In a public signing ceremony for a six-pack of gun control measures last week, Murphy slammed what he characterized as the low fees of firearm licensing in New Jersey. “We must please responsibly increase the fees for gun licenses and handgun permits,” he said. “It’s long past time we did this. The last time these fees were increased was 1966.” -Guns

Gun dealers would also be affected by the change - with the cost of retail licenses to increase 10-fold from $50 to $500, while manufacturer licenses would jump from $150 to $1,500. The ATF charges similar fees of $200 and $150 respectively.

Murphy has rolled back several pro-gun reforms backed by the outgoing Chris Christie (R) administration, while shutting out Second Amendment groups and repeatedly blaming the gun lobby for the state's violent crime. He's also appointed a "gun czar," attorney Bill Castner.

“Bill Castner will play an active role in enhancing the coalition and will help our administration to advance new common-sense gun measures and potential avenues for legal challenges to stop the scourge of gun violence,” said Murphy, adding “Leading the force for gun violence protection to build safer communities and protect families at the state level is of the utmost importance, and I am confident that Bill will generate ideas and solutions that will save lives.”

Murphy’s attorney general last week warned a number of gun parts makers they could face civil action for selling unfinished lowers and frames in the state and has been ordered by Murphy to publish a running “shame” list of firearm trace data. -Guns

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Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 21:21:32 Id: 4d0c99 [Preview] No.10567 del
or 3D Print them at home. Guns aren't hard to make. That's just going to make the local economy inverse, since it will be more cheaper to make them at home than to buy locally.
Plus, you can just cross the State and buy them, then come back. Unless you're an idiot and want to come back to NuJewsey

Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 23:46:05 Id: 1cacdc [Preview] No.10570 del
This. And you don't even need to 3D print lower receivers, I've seen plenty of videos of Americans making their own pistols and shotguns out of scrap metal, springs, bolts, nuts and various diameter pipes. And yes, they shoot just fine.

If they're going to pass more laws that restrict your right to ownership, just don't register your guns. Learn how to start making them or buy them across state lines if you still can do that.

Remember: there are way too many Americans with guns across the entire country, there is NO way in hell they'll ever have enough resources to disarm the masses. They can only do it by playing into your fear and through intimidation. Its like the internet: piracy is illegal. Do I still pirate copyright material? Fuck yah I do, and I could give a damn. Tens of millions out there do the same regardless of the laws, and the government can't do shit about it.

Reader 06/24/2018 (Sun) 15:17:57 Id: ce943f [Preview] No.10573 del
>Given that the average salary of a New Jersey armed security officer is $19.42 an hour, Murphy's plan puts those who need to carry for their jobs under increased financial burden.
>financial burden
Is the cost of living the same as NYC or something?

Reader 06/24/2018 (Sun) 17:14:07 Id: c9073d [Preview] No.10574 del
Thats not a bad salary right there, as long as the taxes don't go through-the-roof as they typically do in leftist states. This proposal would skyrocket the price for firearms and unless you have a lot saved up you won't be able to afford buying one in NJ.

Elon Musk Warns Employees That Big Oil Is Trying To Take Down His Company Reader 06/21/2018 (Thu) 14:14:51 Id: 920b4f [Preview] No. 10482 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Tesla founder Elon Musk claims his company is being purposefully sabotaged by the New World Order in an attempt to suppress solar power and electric cars.

In a leaked email sent out to employees, Musk warned that shadowy figures working for Big Oil and Wall Street have infiltrated his company and are hellbent on destroying Tesla’s reputation.

According to the Tesla CEO, a recent report of a factory fire, reports of car malfunctions, and reports of software bugs are fake news, designed to destroy the firm’s reputation.


Here’s the full email:

From: Elon Musk
To: Everybody
Subject: Some concerning news

June 17, 2018
11:57 p.m.

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Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 18:54:49 Id: ed8af0 [Preview] No.10558 del
What do you think of Ares is a good choice?

Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 19:01:06 Id: b391d6 [Preview] No.10559 del
I have not tried that one yet, but ironically I just backed it up recently just in case it gets taken down in the future. Note that it only works with Windows and right now I'm using a Linux OS so I can't try it using my current laptop. I can recommend two I have tried with Linux: Tribler and Soulseek.

Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 19:05:20 Id: b391d6 [Preview] No.10560 del
Back in the day (during dial-up) when I had an old Windows 2000 I used Napster and tried Kazaa. But Napster is defunct now and I have no clue what happened with the Kazaa client. Other than that I do know both Soulseek and Tribler are alive and still booming with users.

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Sadly search on Tribler is not anonymous or private.

searching for torrents is anything but anonymous #1055

Reader 06/24/2018 (Sun) 05:32:14 Id: d9fb85 [Preview] No.10571 del
This goes with any P2P or BT file sharing platform. The very reason you should purchase a cheap private VPN service, it really does not cost much and it will give you all the protection you need (encryption / IP spoofing).

Russia's Newest 100-megaton Nuclear Apocalypse Machine Can Wipe Out Entire US Coast, Drown US With Radioactive Salt Reader 06/22/2018 (Fri) 21:58:01 Id: d82486 [Preview] No. 10521 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Doomsday has a name. Moscow christens their newest nuclear apocalypse machine “POSEIDON” — after the Greek God of oceans, earthquakes, and tsunamis.

POSEIDON will be deployed between 2018 and 2027, according to TASS. The program was secret until 2016.

In 2016, Russian state television “accidentally” revealed plans for an unmanned robot submarine, like a huge intelligent torpedo, armed with a massive 100-megaton warhead — the largest nuclear weapon ever deployed by any nation. POSEIDON would explode underwater to radioactively contaminate and inundate with tsunamis U.S. coastal cities and seaboard, where are concentrated much of America’s military-industrial strength and population.

U.S. intelligence confirms the existence of POSEIDON in the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review. Russia is testing a prototype.

Russian press reports the power of the robot-bomb will be 100 megatons — equivalent to 100 million tons of TNT, according to former senior Defense Department official, Mark Schneider, one of Washington’s best informed analysts.

Interfax reports: “On March 1, the Russian president spoke about the creation in Russia of unmanned underwater machines capable of moving at a very low depth and at intercontinental range at a speed far exceeding the speed of submarines, the most modern torpedoes and all types of surface ships, even the most high-speed ones.” Putin said Poseidon carries a “massive nuclear ordinance.”

POSEIDON contractor Alexei Rakhmanov tells Interfax Russia’s doomsday robot-bomb is “not a fantasy, not a prototype and it’s not a cartoon. These machines really exist.”

Unfortunately, Russia’s 100-megaton doomsday bomb is real.
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Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 02:35:42 Id: d235d4 [Preview] No.10531 del
I agree. Its not that hard to put our petty differences aside and respect one another's sovereignty. If we ever got hit with this kind of nuclear weapon system I can almost guarantee our government went insane and struck them first. Although this OP is important information to know, it clarifies just how dangerous empirical behavior could become.

Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 03:47:26 Id: dca4f8 [Preview] No.10533 del
neat domain
>respect one another's sovereignty.
But USA never does that
>how dangerous empirical behavior could become.
Start with with the US Petro Dollar.
Wait, that's why BRICS Yuan was made!
So now that there's competition, newspiped by CIA feel threatened!
>>10314 >>10321 >>10437 >>10358 >>10356 >>10430

Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 20:22:40 Id: da9a04 [Preview] No.10562 del
<respect one another's sovereignty.
>But USA never does that

I know and that was my exact point. The US is acting Empirical and hostile to other nation's sovereignty and I simply said we should change that attitude. Its much easier to just respect each other's differences and get along. Russia is only preparing for WWIII, because its the US and Israel that are trying to provoke it sadly.

All News Pipeline is only reporting about the new nukes Russia has, they are not being bias about this in any way, they are telling us the implications of these nukes.

Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 21:59:45 Id: 90481e [Preview] No.10568 del
>they are not being bias about this in any way
Why do people claim someone's not biased even though it's obvious? Again:
"They are thinking about 1950s-type all-out thermonuclear mass destruction of entire peoples and nations. After blasting us into oblivion, they would sow our soil with radioactive salt so there could be no recovery."
I really shouldn't have to repeat that.

Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 23:28:36 Id: eca6d3 [Preview] No.10569 del
Well sure it could theoretically happen, I doubt it will unless the US govt starts a nuclear war against Russia. You did make a good point, ANP could have worded that statement better with a disclaimer this would be Russia's last line of defense if we were to engage them. Leave it up to ANP to beef up the doom and gloom.

Populists Boycott EU Summit As Italy Threatens to Vote Down Merkel's Migrant Deal Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 20:28:09 Id: f757b1 [Preview] No. 10563 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/10307 ; >>>/news/10372 ; >>>/news/10434 ; >>>/news/10505

Anti-mass migration national leaders in Central Europe and Italy are openly defying Germany’s Angela Merkel, who is facing political oblivion amid an asylum scandal and threats by Bavarian conservatives to walk out of her coalition government.

The German chancellor was crowned the new leader of the free world by the mainstream media after Donald Trump ascended to the presidency of the United States on an anti-globalist platform, but has been stumbling from crisis to catastrophe ever since.

This began with her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party posting its worst result since 1949 in the 2017 federal elections, forcing her to form a so-called ‘grand coalition’ with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) opposition.

Historically the European Union’s dominant member-state in partnership with France, Germany is now struggling to exert control over the rising populist, nationalist, and traditional conservative governments of Central Europe and now Italy.

With the “tenuous Berlin coalition” — as President Trump recently described it — already reeling from revelations that officials have apparently been accepting bribes in exchange for giving migrants asylum, Merkel now stands on the precipice, with the Christian Social Union which acts as the Bavarian wing of the CDU threatening to walk out of government if she refuses to tighten border controls.

She was able to forestall a showdown by having the European Union call a mini-summit on migration — but has been openly defied by the pro-borders Visegrad alliance (Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland), who suggested they were not willing to bail her out of her current difficulties.

“We understand there are domestic political difficulties in some countries but that cannot lead to pan-European haste,” said Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, the bloc’s ad hoc leader.

“We understand that there will… be a mini-summit on Sunday, but we would like to state clearly that the prime ministers of the V4 agreed that they will not go to that.”

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Populist Candidate In South Carolina, Who Beat Corrupt Mayor In Election, Nearly Assassinated In Fatal Condition Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 20:12:56 Id: 789543 [Preview] No. 10561 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Katie Arrington, a candidate for Congress in South Carolina who earlier this month defeated Rep. Mark Sanford in the state’s Republican primary, was seriously injured in a car accident on Friday night, according to posts on her social media account.

Ms. Arrington was traveling with a friend on state highway 17 when their vehicle was struck by a car going the wrong way.

Ms. Arrington, who was in the passenger seat at the time of the crash, “sustained a fracture in her back and several broken ribs, as well as injuries that required [her] to undergo major surgery including the removal of a portion of her small intestine and a portion of her colon,” a post on her Facebook page said. An artery in her legs also collapsed, the post said, and she will require additional surgeries and remain hospitalized for two weeks.

The Facebook posts requests “prayers for the deceased, the deceased’s family, as well as prayers for a quick recovery for Katie and her friend.”

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that a two-car collision on Highway 17 around 9 p.m. on Friday left one person dead and two seriously injured.

Just two weeks ago, Ms. Arrington delivered a shocking upset to Mr. Stanford, a former governor and three-term congressman.

The race served as a warning bell for Republican candidates who openly opposed President Donald Trump. Mr. Sanford had been one of Mr. Trump’s loudest critics within the GOP, speaking out against everything from the president’s behavior to his proposed tariffs on Chinese imports.

Just hours before polls closed in South Carolina, Mr. Trump posted an endorsement of Ms. Arrington on Twitter, which also reference an affair Mr. Sanford had with an Argentine woman while he was governor.

“Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA,” the post said. “He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!”

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Evil! Israeli Authorities Filmed Celebrating Burning Of Palestinian Baby Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 12:58:23 Id: c060da [Preview] No. 10540 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Israeli authorities have been secretly filmed celebrating and cheering the burning of a helpless Palestinian baby.

Israeli settlers and officials were caught chanting “Ali was burned, where is Ali? Ali is on the grill!” outside a court this week, in reference to the death of 18-month old baby Ali Dawbsheh, who was burnt alive by Israeli terrorists in the West Bank town of Duma in 2015.

Mondoweiss.net reports: https://archive.fo/inMSc

Ali’s mother Riham and father Saad died of their wounds a few weeks later. Of the family of four, only 5-year-old Ahmad survived the arson with severe burns.

The terror-supporters were actually taunting Ali’s grandfather, Hussein Dawabshe, who was attending a preliminary hearing at which the court decided to indict one adult suspect who confessed to the murders, as well as a minor who was an accomplice. Hussein was accompanied by Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers Ayman Odeh and Ahmed Tibi. Tibi posted the video of the chanting, with policemen standing by doing nothing, and wrote:

“Where’s Ali? There’s no Ali. Ali is burned. On the fire. Ali is on the grill” – all this was thrown at our face – including at the grandfather Dawbsheh concerning his 18-month-old grandson by the riff raff of ‘price tag’. In front of us stood policemen and officers and did nothing. No words…

The terror supporters also referred to the other family members: “Where is Ali? Where is Riham? Where is Saad? It’s too bad Ahmed didn’t burn as well.”

This is certainly not the first time that the burning of this baby was celebrated. In December 2015, a video showing dozens of wedding guests celebrating the arson went public via Channel 10. The guests are seen dancing with Molotov cocktails, knives and guns, and stabbing a photo of baby Ali Dawabsheh. The wedding couple was said to be “very well known in the radical right”. Following widespread public outrage, Netanyahu distanced himself from the event, saying that these were “shocking images” which “show the true face of a group that constitutes a danger”, but he also provided the “many sides” narrative:

“That is not the proud religious Zionism that contributes to the state, and whose sons serve in the elite units in the army… It is also impossible to compare the scope of that terror with Arab terror. In the last month they [Arabs] carried out hundreds of attacks against us, and we saw just a few terrorist attacks.”

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Pathetic Retardation Epidemic: University Students May Need Counseling After 'Emotional' Required 'Diversity Training' Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 03:33:41 Id: 41466f [Preview] No. 10532 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Get this: the same idiots who often complain about not making enough money working will spend tens of thousands for student loans... just to receive THIS level of ignorant lecturing? Meanwhile, the hard workers these brainwashed fools label "backwards" and "undereducated" spend a small fraction of the price going to a trade school, learning productive skills who make middle class income from their skilled labor (which are still in demand).


Minnesota State University will have counselors standing by to comfort “student leaders” who have an “emotional response” after being required to attend a new diversity training.

MSU announced Wednesday that two new 90-minute workshops on social justice and diversity are being implemented for “student leaders" this fall, noting that staff/faculty supervisors are expected to “make this training required.”

While the announcement does not provide a comprehensive definition of what constitutes a student leader, it does state that "examples of student leaders/workers include: Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Office Assistants, Resident Assistants, Student Orientation Counselors, etc."

The announcement itself does not explicitly state that the workshops will be mandatory, saying only that “we encourage faculty and staff to send their student leaders and student workers to both training sessions.”

A supplementary document provided within the announcement, however, states that staff and faculty supervisors are "expected" to "make this training required for student leaders and stress the importance," as well as “encourage student interaction during the trainings” and "require students to complete pre- and post-training surveys."

The same document also lists desired learning outcomes for participants, saying that upon completing the workshops, it is expected that students will “be able to define core diversity and social justice concepts, including privilege, oppression, and microaggression,” as well as “recognize areas where they have privilege and how this shapes their experiences and interactions.”

The first training, “Social Justice 101,” will focus on “core concepts of critical social justice, including identity, privilege and oppression, intersectionality, and microaggressions, while the second training will tackle “racism, sexism, and LGBTQ issues.”

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Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 03:52:43 Id: 411c31 [Preview] No.10534 del
I wonder, did any staff in Zerohedge ever graduate from an university?
Or did they get their degrees from the National Students Association?

Reader 06/23/2018 (Sat) 04:26:03 Id: 41466f [Preview] No.10535 del
It is possible some may have. The crew at Zero Hedge tend to think outside the box and enjoy poking fun at the irony of today's fucked up society as well, so I guess they may seem less established or lack credibility for that. Overall I'd say they are a whole lot more intelligent than the stooges the mainstream media hire to cover (or in some cases cover-up) issues such as this.

New Great Italian Government May Begin Impounding German NGO Migrant Trafficking Ships, Arresting Crew Members Reader 06/22/2018 (Fri) 14:50:35 Id: 1bf089 [Preview] No. 10506 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Italy doubled down Friday on its new tough stance against migrants, calling for a German NGO’s rescue boat to be impounded and its crew arrested as the EU prepares for a tense weekend mini-summit on the issue dividing the bloc.

Just three weeks in power, Italy’s new populist government is digging its heels in on campaign promises to stop the influx of migrants, threatening to seize rescue ships or barring them from its ports.

This time, it has set its sights on the German NGO, Mission Lifeline.

“The illegal boat Lifeline is now in Maltese waters with its cargo of 239 migrants. For the safety of its crew and the passengers, we’ve asked Malta to open its ports,” Interior Minister Matteo Salvini wrote on Twitter.

“Clearly, the boat should immediately be impounded and its crew arrested,” said Salvini, who is also Italy’s deputy prime minister.

A source close to the Maltese government said that Valetta had not yet received any official request from Rome, nor had Lifeline itself sought any permission to land.

Salvini has repeatedly accused NGOs of being complicit with human smugglers operating in Libya.

“Italian ports are no longer at the disposal of traffickers. Open the Maltese ports! Open the French ports,” he said on Friday, speaking ahead a second round of local elections on Sunday in Sienna.

On Thursday, Italy’s infrastructure minister Danilo Toninelli had said that two of Mission Lifeline’s ships — the Lifeline and the Seefuchs — would be “seized by the Italian government and directed into our ports” to launch an investigation into their legal status.

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Reader 06/22/2018 (Fri) 21:17:09 Id: f295e7 [Preview] No.10518 del
I've had some doubts about "democracy" myself but I think this is proof that democracy CAN work... but ONLY if the masses elect the right kind of leadership.