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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]

Merging all threads here

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


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.

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 12/10/2017 (Sun) 15:14:33 Id: 1a6981 [Preview] No.4274 del
More Onion satire nonsense. It's like this kid doesn't think I can instantly search the net. https://politics.theonion.com/panicked-donald-trump-jr-tries-to-cover-up-contact-wit-1821133627

Reader 12/10/2017 (Sun) 15:28:20 Id: 4f09eb [Preview] No.4276 del
I only wish I could have responded to how stupid that fake article was anyway. You can't scrub data by deleting icons and desktop shortcuts lol! All them sqlite databases still remain untouched within the Firefox installation directory with ALL your cookies/logs/history caches/etc. intact ... even IF you were to uninstall the software itself. You'd need to manually instruct a program like ccleaner or bleachbit to scrub firefox's sqlite databases.

Regardless, thanks for taking care of this board.

Reader Board owner 12/11/2017 (Mon) 04:19:24 Id: 1a6981 [Preview] No.4290 del
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Give me a break with this shit. Always on Tor, too. What someone does on /AM/, especially regarding a porn manga, is not /news/. You may now go run and cry about your efforts to many other boards and chans.

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.

America Has Turned Upside Down, There Is No Justice Here Anymore Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 17:36:24 Id: c14c69 [Preview] No. 4345 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let me see if I have this straight.

Black thugs kidnap, torture, and racially abuse a handicapped white kid for four days.

Something is terribly wrong, in what was once the greatest nation on earth.

Four black thugs, Brittany Covington, her sister Tanishia, Tesfaye Cooper, and Jordan Hill, unmercifully tortured this poor handicapped white boy named Austin, while he screamed, begged for mercy, pleaded for his life.

Yet they tied him up. Forced him to drink from a toilet. Sadistically beat him. Taunted him. Kicked him. Put lighted cigarettes out on his face and body. All the while the torturers laughed, giggled, and called him horrible names. Blaming him for the abuse they dealt him because he was white, he was somehow 'responsible' for Donald Trump being elected. He deserved the abuse.

How do we know this is what happened? The sisters videotaped it LIVE on Facebook. Millions have seen the video.

Austin was traumatized. He didn’t speak for weeks. He could barely eat any food. The bruises, cuts, and burns eventually healed or turned to scars. But the emotional scars are permanent.

The thugs? Originally, they were not even charged with a hate crime. Finally, after nearly a year, Brittany, sort of the ring leader, was charged with a hate crime. What was her punishment? Four years probation and a four-year ban from Facebook.

I’m thinking, “That is all? This can’t be happening. Surely, this is a mistake. Where is the JUSTICE? Why did she not get 15 years in jail?”

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Mike Adams: Be Aware Of A Nuclear False Flag Attack To Blame North Korea, US Govt Desperate To Expand War Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 16:00:49 Id: 3ee1da [Preview] No. 4343 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
There isn’t anything the deep state wouldn’t do to eliminate Donald Trump should he get in their way too much. It’s now becoming clear to some that they would even nuke a city in the United States and blame it on North Korea if the opportunity presents itself.

According to Mike Adams from Natural News, the deep state has been trying to get Trump out of office since the moment he was elected. They have tried everything, and are now becoming desperate in their quest to eliminate the most immediate threat to their agenda. But just how far would the deep state go? According to Adams, they aren’t afraid to nuke a city and blame it on North Korea.


“The deep state will do anything and everything to get Trump out of office,” Adams said. If they have to shoot Air Force One out of the sky, they will. If they have to kill tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Americans, the deep state will do it because they don’t care, they only need Trump gone. “Would they drop a nuke on Seattle to kill Trump? You bet they would,” Adams says. “The deep state is desperately trying to cling to power.”

Adams continues saying that what the deep state has planned now is “orders of magnitude” larger than what took place on September 11, 2001. He also made a prediction in the event that the deep state succeeds in ridding the White House of Donald Trump:

Now, I predict… and this is not condoning such actions, I’m analyzing it… I’m predicting that any elimination of Trump, either just eliminating him from office or killing him will set off a civil war. An armed revolt across America, probably converging on Washington D.C. where the people... you know, the second amendment activated people who elected Trump into office will finally say to themselves ‘they’ve had enough.’ They’re gonna take their country back. – Mike Adams

Adams says that democracy is now gone because the deep state will simply remove who they dislike.


Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 16:26:07 Id: 3ee1da [Preview] No.4344 del
MY RESPONSE: North Korea is likely controlled opposition, placed in power by the US military industrial complex, it is all a ruse to expand defense contracts to South Korea as well stir up more 'competition' with Asia.

It has recently been revealed that - despite past & current sanctions against North Korea - much of American seafood we see packaged at grocery stores actually was supplied by North Korean slave labor, and packaged under other foreign corporate entities. Thats why a lot of the seafood in the US is so damn cheap.

Despite this, it would be possible for the deep state within the establishment to use North Korea as a patsy to drive us into more war. Whether or not it will be done, no one really knows, but all bets are off the table when it comes to moral, ethics, loyalty and patriotism in America - to which the establishment holds NONE of that and in fact shows utter disdain and contempt for, tragically.

As such, we should be worried. If the grid ever goes down for over an hour, you know its SHTF time and you better be well stocked and prepared by then. PS: don't ever give up your guns, this is the last line of defense we have. If you have to die to protect it, so be it. Better off dead than subjugated in the hands of the treasonous State.

Former CIA Chief Spills The Beans: NWO Deep State Exists And They Don't Want Trump As President Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 15:36:13 Id: 601f9d [Preview] No. 4339 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: https://archive.fo/fO41A

A former CIA chief has blown the whistle on the New World Orders plans to oust President Donald Trump from the White House “at any cost.”

Michael Morell, Deputy Director and former acting Director at the Central Intelligence Agency, said he “regrets” his role in being part of the New World Orders plan to remove Trump from office.

Zerohedge.com reports: https://archive.fo/b9hpi

In a surprisingly frank interview, the CIA’s Michael Morell – who was longtime Deputy Director and former Acting Director of the nation’s most powerful intelligence agency – said that it wasn’t a great idea to leak against and bash a new president.

Morell had the dubious distinction of being George W. Bush’s personal daily briefer for the agency before and after 9/11, and also served under Obama until his retirement. In the summer of 2016 he took the unusual step (for a former intelligence chief) of openly endorsing Hillary Clinton in a New York Times op-ed entitled, I Ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton, after which he continued to be both an outspoken critic of Trump and an early CIA voice promoting the Russian collusion and election meddling narrative.


As Politico’s Susan Glasser put in a newly published interview, Morell “has emerged out of the shadows of the deep state” to become one of Trump’s foremost critics speaking within the intel community. However, Politico summarizes the interview as follows:

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Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 15:36:59 Id: 601f9d [Preview] No.4340 del
Not only had Morell during his previous NYT op-ed stated that he was committed to doing “everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president” but he went so far as to call then candidate Trump “a threat to our national security” – while making the extraordinary claim that “in the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”

Curiously, Morell in his latest Politico interview indicates when asked about his “public profile” and activism so soon after leaving the agency (something that was relatively unusual prior to Trump taking office) that his post-retirement media appearances have been approved and/or received some level of oversight by the CIA. In the interview Morell states, “I did a 60 Minutes interview about my life inside CIA, and it’s something the agency thought that was a good thing to do, and I taped most of it before I left the agency.”

While such CIA review of former employees’ publications and media interaction is nothing new, in Morell’s case was an unprecedented example of a very high profile intelligence figure explicitly campaigning for a presidential candidate and against another while specifically invoking his role at the CIA (he began his NYT column with, “During a 33-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency, I served presidents of both parties — three Republicans and three Democrats…” followed by a litany of key national security events he was central to).

The other important confirmation to come out of the discussion is the clear guiding assumption of the interview – that the intelligence “deep state” did in fact go to war with Trump – which has now been confirmed by Morell himself, which is essentially to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth.

Light bulb goes off for former top CIA official: Maybe it wasn't a great idea to leak against, bash a new president. From @sbg1: https://t.co/JyJ3SyTXz5 pic.twitter.com/nPAe8ePwCg

— Byron York (@ByronYork) December 11, 2017

The key exchange in the Politico interview begins as follows:

Glasser: Okay, so, flash-forward a year. Was that a mistake?

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Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 15:37:40 Id: 601f9d [Preview] No.4341 del
Surprisingly, Morell even implicates himself with the words, “And then he sees a former acting director and deputy director of CIA criticizing him and endorsing his opponent.” The interview continues:

Glasser: It embroiders his narrative.

Morell: Exactly. And then he sees a former acting director and deputy director of CIA criticizing him and endorsing his opponent. And then he gets his first intelligence briefing, after becoming the Republican nominee, and within 24 to 48 hours, there are leaks out of that that are critical of him and his then-national security advisor, Mike Flynn.

And so, this stuff starts to build, right? And he must have said to himself, “What is it with these intelligence guys? Are they political?” The current director at the time, John Brennan, during the campaign occasionally would push back on things that Donald Trump had said.

So, when Trump talked about the Iran nuclear deal being the worst deal in the history of American diplomacy, and he was going to tear it up on the first day—John Brennan came out publicly and said, “That would be an act of folly.” So, he sees current sitting director pushing back on him. Right?

Then he becomes president, and he’s supposed to be getting a daily brief from the moment he becomes the president-elect. Right? And he doesn’t. And within a few days, there’s leaks about how he’s not taking his briefing. So, he must have thought—right?—that, “Who are these guys? Are these guys out to get me? Is this a political organization? Can I think about them as a political organization when I become president?”

So, I think there was a significant downside to those of us who became political in that moment. So, if I could have thought of that, would I have ended up in a different place? I don’t know. But it’s something I didn’t think about.

"Is this a political organization?" said Caesar as Brutus was stabbing him. https://t.co/unnJfsbFRE

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Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 15:38:07 Id: 601f9d [Preview] No.4342 del
Despite Morell’s attempts to mitigate his own significant contributions toward creating a climate of distrust between the White House and the intelligence bureaucracy, it seems clear to the interviewee that Morell’s admissions lend credence to Trump’s side.

Indeed, Susan Glasser reasons, based on Morell’s unexpected confessions, that “you or others who spoke out and have continued to speak out actually tend to underscore his feeling that there’s a political divide.”

Glasser: Well, it’s very interesting, because of course, there are so many things you don’t know at that moment in time, including, of course, I’m sure you assumed, along with everybody else, that Hillary Clinton was likely to be elected, and you saw this as contributing to that in some way. But it’s certainly relevant in the context of the situation we find ourselves in a year later. And, if it tends to embolden Trump in his critique of your former colleagues who are still serving in the intelligence agencies, and not only has this been a theme that he has struck repeatedly to criticize—but also to politicize this.

And inadvertently, perhaps, you or others who spoke out and have continued to speak out actually tend to underscore his feeling that there’s a political divide, and now you and others are on one side of it, and potentially all your former colleagues, and then he’s on the other side of it…

Morell: Yeah, and you can’t pick and choose like that. And when people in the intelligence community—particularly people in CIA, because for every other part of the intelligence community except CIA, you’re working for a cabinet member. At CIA, you are working for the president of the United States. That is your customer. Right? 00:08:03 So, when you see your customer questioning what it is that you are providing to him or her, and that person seems to be cherry-picking what they accept and what they don’t accept, it’s demoralizing. And when it’s demoralizing, people take actions, right? So, I live pretty close to the agency, and there’s a coffee shop between me and the agency, and I’ve met a number of agency officers in that coffee shop who have said to me, “I’m thinking about leaving.”


Russia Begins Withdrawing Troops, Aircraft From Syria Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 14:34:22 Id: b14141 [Preview] No. 4337 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/4171

Most of the remaining Russian forces operating in Syria, including the Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Beriev A-50 AWACSs are returning to home just days after President Vladimir Putin surprised the world by announcing that Russian military forces would swiftly withdraw from Syria – a promise that elicited accusations of insincerity from the West.


The first contingent of Russian aircraft left on Tuesday, according to Russia Today.

A Russian military police battalion of the Southern Military District arrived aboard two cargo aircraft in the city of Makhachkala, in the North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, according to the Defense Ministry.

The ministry published a video of warplanes departing Syria at dawn followed by military accompanied by footage of soldiers’ relatives greeting them in Russia.

A Russian military police battalion was deployed to Syria in December 2016 to maintain security in de-escalation zones. The officers escorted more than 1,700 humanitarian convoys and ensured civilians’ security.

The first military aircraft to arrive back in Russia were the Tu-22M3 bombers and the Beriev A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft. The long-range bombers landed at their home airbase in Russia’s Kaluga region after a brief interlude in North Ossetia.

“Flight crews successfully accomplished tasks on delivering strikes on terrorists’ objects in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. It did not elaborate on how many Tu-22M3 aircraft arrived at the base.

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Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 14:39:41 Id: b14141 [Preview] No.4338 del
If they are smart they'd have the whole area of Syria constantly being monitored and the Rusian military on high alert to intervene again if necessary. We all know the neocon/Zionist agenda is to take out Assad and destabilize Syria in the process and this agenda has not been forgotten by these globalist war mongers. I expect the same old shenanigans to continue all over again, as documented here: https://archive.fo/eO0u6

US Surgeon Who Exposed Clinton Foundation Corruption In Haiti Murdered Reader 12/12/2017 (Tue) 21:02:43 Id: 17b870 [Preview] No. 4324 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Dr. Dean Lorich, an orthopedic surgeon who volunteered in Haiti and exposed Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice on the island, has been found dead in New York. He was 54.

Dr. Lorich was found by his 11-year-old daughter on the bathroom floor of his tony Upper East Side apartment with a knife in his chest at around 1pm on Monday.

The knife missed the surgeon’s heart, leaving him to bleed out and be found by his daughter. Despite the fact police were called to the property regarding an “assault“, they instantly registered the death as “suicide” and closed the case.

Classic cover-up operation, as with every single other murder linked to the Clinton crime family.

One of the United States’ leading surgeons, Dr. Lorich was part of the relief effort sent by the U.S. to assist the relief effort led by the Clinton Foundation in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. However Dr. Lorich was disgusted by the “shameful” Clinton Foundation operation, and voiced his concerns to Hillary Clinton directly.

Unsatisfied with her response, he went public, writing an article published by CNN, accusing the Clinton Foundation of widespread corruption and malpractice in Haiti that cost the lives of thousands of children.

Billions of dollars were raised by the Clinton Foundation to help the Haitians, but the vast bulk of this money was funneled to Clinton friends and associates, according to Dr. Lorich, who described in harrowing detail what this meant for the children of Haiti.

Dr. Lorich argued that, in essence, Clinton greed left Haitian children to die painful deaths:

“We expected many amputations. But we thought we could save limbs that were salvageable, particularly those of children. We recognized that in an underdeveloped country, a limb amputation may be a death sentence. It does not have to be so.“

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Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 07:55:35 Id: 7a089c [Preview] No.4331 del
this is beautiful reporting. news over at infinity chan has become pillaged and burned to the ground by jim and his goldwater group. ill be sticking around, thanks Anon.

Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 14:27:51 Id: 14b2f3 [Preview] No.4336 del
I totally agree, and you are very welcome. I was one of the few who tried to reform 8chan's news boards a year ago and then becoming aggressively targeted by a spammer who ruined those news boards, later having my whole private VPN range(s) blocked from posting on ANY of the boards over there.

I just lurked on 8chan a little while ago, and now that all the MSM propaganda (as well the Goldwater satire) has flooded the topics of these news boards, the same crab/propane/indian poo spammer suddenly stopped posting and bumping all his shit threads.

Quite ironic (and likely not coincidental) how whenever legit news was posted over there, all the sudden the spammer would suddenly appear and start flooding the boards with nonsense to drive readers away.

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.


Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 09:34:21 Id: d8a16d [Preview] No.4332 del
users: We're fairly happy with the way things are, not great but it works

jew1: thanks to my lobbying I control the internet

jew2: now we've consolidated your power, we're taking control of the internet from you

jew1: waaa, net neutrality is anti free market

jew2: waaa, without net neutrality ISPs can throttle your bandwidth based on the websites you visit, somehow, look it doesn't matter how, yes we understand how the internet works, they just can okay!

users: waaa, I want my small home pottery business to have the same bandwidth as IBM without having to pay extra, throttling is bad, more networking infrastructure should appear by magic so home users get the same access as big businesses without throttling, I oddly never cared before but now I do for some reason, I want gibs

jew2: yes goys, the networks are just greedy, they should pay out of their own pockets for more infrastructure, we can make them with net neutrality, we promise...

news: everyone 'totally' understands what net neutrality is and they all want it, but Drumpf is keeping it from you, we hate Drumpf, everyone hates Drumpf, evict Drumpf from office so people can finally have net neutrality!

reddit: drools on self, pisses pants, mumbles something about "net neutrality" and draws info graphics

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Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 09:42:51 Id: d4c45d [Preview] No.4333 del
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To be honest, 98% of Government (doesn't matter what country, they are all the same in this regard) have no fucking clue how the internet works.

here, have a meme from 10 years ago that is still relevant

Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 14:09:47 Id: 17710e [Preview] No.4334 del
I saw the video of that Senator and although he could not describe the internet very well - at all - I think what he was TRYING (yet miserably failing) to convey is that the internet is like a decentralized structure of nodes (which at the user level it can be utilized that way, think P2P). The internet was originally meant to be completely decentralized, although the infrastructure of the internet is very much centralized via a bulk connection of undersea cables.

That's where the internet is most vulnerable, not so much the nodes or even at the ISP level but all depending who can control and have access those undersea cables. I read an article recently where if a dictatorial governmental regime wanted to "shut off the internet" all they would have to do is slice through those undersea cables and boom, most of the internet would go down.

We all need to remember that eventually despots will do something like this too in the near future if they lose enough power and control. That's why I highly suggest backing any media/software up offline that you want/need while you still can and start prepping for life mostly "off the grid" (whether it be the internet or the entire electric grid that gets shut down).

Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 14:15:12 Id: 17710e [Preview] No.4335 del
PS: we technically could create a so-called "series of tubes" if we worked hard enough and promoted it to the masses. All that would be is decentralized MESH networking. Not at the ISP level, but networking through node to node on a local level. It can be done but the cost of doing it would be expensive and it would likely be derailed in any attempts by the US government (who work on behalf of the major ISPs).

Italy Announces Plan To Leave The Modern Soviet Union Reader 12/12/2017 (Tue) 21:17:00 Id: 39ead1 [Preview] No. 4325 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Italy has begun the process of exiting the failing European Union by replacing the euro with its very own sovereign currency.

The move has sparked fears across the EU of an imminent ‘Italexit’ which EU ministers fear will be the final nail in the coffin for the European Union.

Express.co.uk reports: https://archive.fo/Bej0r

The complex plan has the approval of the European Central Bank.

Among the parties backing it is Silvio Berlosconi’s Forza Italia, which has enjoyed an astonishing comeback in the polls.

The revelation comes as Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany’s Social Democratic party who is tipped to become Chancellor Angela Merkel’s deputy, last week called for the creation of a United States of Europe by 2025.

The certificates, known as CCFs, give workers and businesses tax breaks to boost income and productivity.

Although not legal tender, everybody can use them to pay taxes, buy government services or exchange them for goods or euros.

According to a report by global analyst GEFIRA, “It is highly likely that commercial operators, such as shops, will accept CCFs as an alternative to the euro.

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((We)) have to stop those fascist Italians!

Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 00:53:22 Id: 0b630f [Preview] No.4329 del
Call it "fascist" if you like, I like calling it simple common sense. Europeans should not give up their sovereignty and become vassal states for unelected globalist dictatorships.

And I think Europeans will learn the same lesson the Russians had to learn the hard way too: never trust the communists.

Silicon Valley Supports Feudalism, Slave Labor Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 00:39:57 Id: ab6c2a [Preview] No. 4327 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Karla Peralta is surrounded by food. As a line cook in Facebook’s cafeteria, she spends her days preparing free meals for the tech firm’s staff. She’s worked in kitchens for most of her 30 years in the US, building a life in Silicon Valley as a single mother raising two daughters.

But at home, food is a different story. The region’s soaring rents and high cost-of-living means that even with a full-time job, putting food on the table hasn’t been simple. Over the years she has struggled to afford groceries – at one point feeding her family of three with food stamps that amounted to $75 a week, about half what the government describes as a “thrifty” food budget. “I was thinking, when am I going to get through this?” she said.

In a region famed for its foodie culture, where the well-heeled can dine on gold-flecked steaks, $500 tasting menus and $29 loaves of bread, hunger is alarmingly widespread, according to a new study shared exclusively with the Guardian.

One in four people in Silicon Valley are at risk of hunger, researchers at the Second Harvest food bank have found. Using hundreds of community interviews and data modeling, a new study suggests that 26.8% of the population – almost 720,000 people – qualify as “food insecure” based on risk factors such as missing meals, relying on food banks or food stamps, borrowing money for food, or neglecting bills and rent in order to buy groceries. Nearly a quarter are families with children.

“We call it the Silicon Valley paradox,” says Steve Brennan, the food bank’s marketing director. “As the economy gets better we seem to be serving more people.” Since the recession, Second Harvest has seen demand spike by 46%.

The bank is at the center of the Silicon Valley boom – both literally and figuratively. It sits just half a mile from Cisco’s headquarters and counts Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg among its major donors. But the need it serves is exacerbated by this industry’s wealth; as tech firms move in, the cost of living rises for everyone else.


Reader 12/13/2017 (Wed) 00:48:36 Id: ab6c2a [Preview] No.4328 del
There are two lessons to live by in America: don't live in any major city, don't live in Commiefornia. As long as you choose not to become a city dweller or live in Commiefornia, you have the chance to actually make a decent living.

The system is designed to screw you, so whatever the system promotes, do the opposite and you should be OK.

ALERT: RINO Cuckservatives Secretly Trying To Push Obama-era Gun Control, Slipped Within The Pro-gun Reciprocity Bill Reader 12/11/2017 (Mon) 15:13:01 Id: c98171 [Preview] No. 4298 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
On Wednesday, the Republican controlled house voted to further federalize gun laws in this country.

While Ryan McMaken has noted the danger in further centralizing gun legislation, there is another deeply troubling aspect to this bill: it expands the ability of the Federal government to restrict Americans’ right to bear arms.

During the legislative process, the NRA supported merging the bill aimed at nationalizing concealed carry permits with another piece of legislation aimed at “fixing” the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS.) Obviously this legislation was inspired by the failure of the US Air Force to report the criminal record of Devin Kelley, who went on to commit a horrific shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. While the motivation to do something after this atrocity is entirely natural, unfortunately this bill is simply another example of the Federal government using its own failure to justify expanding its own power.

After all, the “Fix NICS” bill doesn’t seek to punish the US Air Force for its failure to properly process paperwork. Instead, it provides $760 million in additional funding for the Department of Justice to establish new guidelines to ensure compliance among Federal agencies. That funding can also be used “to ensure maximum coordination” between State government and Indian tribes with the NICS.

While the idea of bolstering the already existing Federal gun registry may strike some as relatively benign, it’s important to understand how it has been used in the past.

As Congressman Thomas Massie noted in his own criticism of the bill:

When President Obama couldn’t get Congress to pass gun control, he implemented a strategy of compelling, through administrative rules, the Veterans Administration and the Social Security Administration to submit lists of veterans and seniors, many of whom never had a day in court, to be included in the NICS database of people prohibited from owning a firearm. Only a state court, a federal (article III) court, or a military court, should ever be able to suspend your rights for any significant period of time.

While Republicans and supporters of the NRA may not fear the Trump Administration coming after their guns, it is obviously reckless to grant additional power and resources to future administrative states that may be quite hostile to the right to gun ownership. To put it simply, there is never a good reason to give Federal agencies the power the revoke an individual's ability to lawfully purchase a weapon without due process.

While the simplicity provided by nationalizing laws is an understandable appeal, especially if you’re a gun owner who frequently travels, political centralization is never the answer. By supporting this flawed attempt at “National Concealed Carry Reciprocity,” the NRA and their supporters in the House have sided with the power of Federal agencies over the Second Amendment rights of Americans.

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Reader 12/11/2017 (Mon) 16:35:09 Id: a4c66c [Preview] No.4302 del
There may be a way to manipulate any intensive background check in your favor: some Americans could set up a "real" online Facebook account, just post a bunch of pictures of "I support the Troops", post American flags all over the place, a recipe for apple pie, and pics of some woman in bikinis. Might add in a "I support our [local police department], great men of honor!"

When they check your records your Facebook page will likely come up. They'll love it! You won't get blacklisted because of a particular bias (unless you actually have a felony record, and if you do no point in doing this anyway). They'll be pleased to let anyone with that persona own firearms.

Tricky, but it likely would work.

Reader 12/12/2017 (Tue) 01:14:11 Id: f5b73c [Preview] No.4308 del
I thought people who actually support this country are terrorists.

Reader 12/12/2017 (Tue) 21:00:40 Id: d956c2 [Preview] No.4323 del
Never thought of it that way, with the so-called 'liberal' establishment this would set off the alarm bells.

"How dare you post the sovereign American flag you fascist white nationalist patriarch, we will send you to [the gulag] if you don't disarm ASAP!"

Luckily I don't use Facebook at all, or any other personalized social media for that matter.