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Tesla Model S Bursts Into Flames After Horrific Crash, Killing Two Men Trapped Inside Reader 05/09/2018 (Wed) 15:54:30 Id: cee93b [Preview] No. 8291 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: https://archive.fo/g9r85

Less than two months after a Tesla Model X burst into flames in Mountain View, CA after a gruesome crash attributed to an autopilot error trapped the driver in the burning car resulting in his death, Tesla tragedy has struck again after two 18-year-old men died, trapped in a fiery Model S crash near Fort Lauderdale beach Tuesday evening, the SunSentinel reported.

As WPLG reports, in the "horrific crash" of the Tesla Model S with three young people hit a wall and then caught on fire, while a third teen was ejected from the car.

According to Battalion Chief Greg May, of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, the Tesla Model S burst into flames after it wrecked about 7:30 p.m. and the two men who died were trapped inside.

A third man, also 18, who was in the backseat of the Tesla Model S, was thrown from the car when it crashed in the 1300 block of Seabreeze Boulevard, said Tracy Figone, a spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. He was hospitalized. His condition was not known.

So far the identities of the three men were not released.

Neighborhood resident Wendy Mascolo told WFOR-Ch. 4 that she heard the violent crash when it happened and ran to help.

“These parents, they got the worst call of their lives and their lives are never going to be the same,” she told the station.

The so-called "investigation" (cover-up) is ongoing.

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Reader 05/09/2018 (Wed) 15:55:12 Id: cee93b [Preview] No.8292 del
I'm still sticking to regular cars, pre-2006.

Reader 05/10/2018 (Thu) 06:42:32 Id: 0c253b [Preview] No.8303 del
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Oh God, /AM/ is here.

Reader 05/10/2018 (Thu) 12:52:24 Id: d22b56 [Preview] No.8307 del
I don't know what the hell that is but just report as spam and move on.

UPDATE: National Guard at US-Mexico Border Working Well, Apprehended Illegals Increase Significantly Reader 05/09/2018 (Wed) 17:26:09 Id: 86ad69 [Preview] No. 8293 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: https://archive.fo/P8Dud

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have apprehended an additional 1,600 people attempting to illegally enter the country from Mexico since April 15 as a result of the deployment of National Guard troops to the southwest border, CBP and defense officials said Wednesday.

National Guard officials overseeing the border state deployments said troops helping monitor the international boundary have freed up more border agents to physically guard the border. The result has led to a surge in the amount of criminal activity agents have stopped.

The increased surveillance and communication between guardsmen and border officers also led to CBP intercepting an additional 451 people who were turned back before illegally entering the U.S.

Those numbers could tick up considerably if the 4,000 National Guard troops President Trump approved on April 4 are called on in a future request from CBP.

As of Wednesday, 775 troops have been deployed and are on the ground providing "direct support on the ground" in seven sectors assisting law enforcement officers.

Troops are providing support from the air, surveillance back-up, and assistance with infrastructure projects like vegetation clearing and road maintenance, not including to the border wall construction. Another task is to specifically free up agents to leave their desks and get back out to the field. The troops monitoring remote video surveillance systems have then been able to report sightings to a greater field of agents and thus, the number of apprehensions has increased, officials said.

"Those folks are giving us the additional situational awareness in the radio rooms ... which are allowing the Border Patrol agents sitting in those areas to go into the field," said one National Guard official, who described the addition of the Guard as a "force-multiplier" for the CBP.

"As a reminder, these guardsmen are not carrying out law enforcement duties," an official representing the Texas National Guard said.

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Good! Trump Administration Cuts Off Funding For Syria's "White Helmets" Anti-Assad NGO Reader 05/09/2018 (Wed) 14:31:45 Id: b9af49 [Preview] No. 8281 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The Trump State Department has frozen funding to the controversial Syrian aid group known as the White Hemlets, a non-governmental organization (NGO) which routinely claimed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly used chemical weapons on his own people in an April 7 attack on the city of Douma, according to CBS News.

Having not received U.S. funding in recent weeks, White Helmets are questioning what this means for the future. They have received no formal declaration from the U.S. government that the monetary assistance has come to a full halt, but the group's people on the ground in Syria report that their funds have been cut off. -CBS News

The evidence provided by the White Helmets of the alleged chemical attack was used by the West to justify several airstrikes on Syrian scientific and military facilities throughout April - the first one conducted on Syria's T4 airbase by Israel 48 hours after the White Helmets' report. Many Douma residents, meanwhile - including Hospital personnel, say the chemical attack never happened.

The White Helmets are a 3,000 member NGO formally known as the Syrian Civil Defense. Established in "late 2012 - early 2013" after a group of 20 Syrians were trained and organized by former British army officer James Le Mesurier. The group then received funding from Le Mesurier's Netherlands-based non-profit group, Mayday Rescue - which is in turn funded by grants from the Dutch, British, Danish and German governments.

The US has provided at least $32 million to the group - around 1/3 of their total funding - through a USAID scheme orchestrated by the Obama State Department and funneled to the White Helmets using a Washington D.C. contractor participating in USAID's Syria regional program, Chemonics.

So the US, Dutch, British, Danish and German governments have been funding the White Helmets, a non-governmental organization, through proxies for around five years.

Perhaps fueled by troubling reports that the White Helmets have been accused of staging incidents, the Trump administration has now frozen funding to the group, and has placed support under "active review."

Now they are not getting any U.S funding as the State Department says the support is "under active review." The U.S had accounted for about a third of the group's overall funding.

An internal State Department document said that its Near East Bureau needed confirmation from the administration to green light funding for the White Helmets in Syria by April 15th or the department would initiate "shut-down procedures on a rolling basis." -CBS News

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Reader 05/09/2018 (Wed) 17:40:43 Id: b9af49 [Preview] No.8296 del
Oh? We may have a misunderstanding, I just got back here early today to find out all the old news threads were gone. When you said "the board was nuked" I thought you meant it was hacked and wiped out by some nefarious source. I have no idea what happened to this board the last 3 weeks or so because I have been on a vacation with some relatives.

Reader 05/09/2018 (Wed) 17:44:03 Id: 261071 [Preview] No.8297 del
Alright, then it was a misunderstanding. I though you were accusing me. If I personally wanted to fuck this board over, I could prevent current threads from being posted. I'm not doing that. /news/ still lives as long as anons like you create threads.

Reader Board owner 05/09/2018 (Wed) 17:54:44 Id: 261071 [Preview] No.8299 del
Tag keeps falling off. Here's what the server migration caused: Previous images and files (webms, pdfs) posted anywhere on endchan are now corrupted if you try to post them again. We thought removing the threads with broken images would solve the problem, but they're still cached. The result now is that any images or files you post, if they were posted in the past, won't display. You'd have to edit images in paint, adjust a border by one pixel or add a pixel, then save as a new name. For videos, a millisecond has to be added or taken off and saved as a new name. Frankly, it's a huge pain in the ass.

Reader 05/09/2018 (Wed) 22:38:38 Id: f40a95 [Preview] No.8300 del
This absolutely sucks. Is there anything that can be done about this? Why can't they just delete the whole cache database and we start over?

Reader Board owner 05/09/2018 (Wed) 23:02:04 Id: 261071 [Preview] No.8301 del
I agree 100% but I'm not even pretending to understand the technical details. I will admit I know next to nothing about the intricacies of being a site admin and comprehension of code. You could bring it up at >>>/operate/

Russia Boosts Oil Trade With China, Cuts Exports To Europe Reader 05/09/2018 (Wed) 15:02:14 Id: 163da2 [Preview] No. 8288 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Russia has significantly boosted its oil imports to China, while selling less crude to Europe.

Beijing has become a more preferable partner in the oil trade for Moscow an analyst told Russia Today: https://archive.fo/cnUp1

RT’s source in Russia’s largest oil exporter Transneft has said that since January 1, the country is pumping more oil to China, while exports to Europe have plunged. Earlier, Bloomberg reported that Russia will have shipped 19 percent less oil through its ports on the Baltic and Black Seas in the first five months of 2018, and sold 43 percent more oil to China through March.

Russia is the largest seller of oil to both Europe and China. An analyst interviewed by RT has said that shipping more crude to Asia can be regarded as a defensive mechanism in the time of Western sanctions. “Given the current geopolitical conditions, the shift towards China from Europe is a protective measure. This shift in oil trade allows the Russian Federation to some extent to secure the oil industry from the sanctions of the West,” said Anton Pokatovich, chief analyst of Binbank.

The Chinese economy has been developing at a high pace, and selling more oil is also profitable for economic reasons as well, the analyst explains. China is the largest buyer of oil, and has been increasing its imports. “This perspective makes the Chinese energy market one of the most desired for Russian exporters,” he told RT. Russia supplied 5.052 million tons, or 1.32 million barrels per day (bpd), to China in February – up 17.8 percent from a year earlier.

The increase in volume happened as a result of a second Sino-Russian oil pipeline, which began operations on January 1. It doubled China’s capacity to pump oil from the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) system. ESPO connects Russia and China with a direct pipeline. With the launch of oil futures in renminbi, both China and Russia have said they could reduce the use of the US dollar in oil trade.


Reader 05/09/2018 (Wed) 15:08:19 Id: 163da2 [Preview] No.8289 del
Looks like Europe will be buying oil from the US more often now, and there will be a multi-polar shift in powers. The West (trading in Euro & USD) and the East (trading in RMB & Gold-for-Oil). I recall Russia claiming they might consider economic retaliation over the whole Skripal hyperbole in Britian (as well with the laughable wrecklessness over Syria recently).

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Owner of a pomfclone got arrested over onaholes, erodoujinshi and some fag uploading cp on his site Reader 05/07/2018 (Mon) 05:25:47 Id: 893146 [Preview] No. 8269 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

>Getting raided and v&

>On 31 May 2017, the Belgian regional police conducted a search and seizure at my dorm. Four police officers stormed into my room, cuffed me, and started opening my drawers and closets. I was told a similar search was being conducted at my parents' home at the same time.

>They assumed I knew why this was going on, and when I said I did not, I was served a search warrant. An investigating judge had ordered an investigation and search under the suspicion of possession and distribution of "child pornography".

>After being confused for a second, I realised someone must have abused one of my Pomf clones (file hosting services) by uploading and distributing child abuse material.

>They confiscated nearly all my electronics (including desktop computers, laptops, phones, tablet, old hard drives, etc.), and also my onaholes (including packaging) and butt plug (no homo).

>I was brought to the police station and questioned, and they told me that, indeed, child abuse material had been found on one of my Pomf clones (https://cocaine.ninja), and had been reported to them by INTERPOL (wew).

>I was told that my onaholes (fleshlight-like sex toys I had in my dorm room) and hentai might be illegal under a new Belgian law (which took effect in 2016, I believe).
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Reader 05/07/2018 (Mon) 11:05:20 Id: 770e0d [Preview] No.8271 del
Agreed. Possession is yet another tool kikes use to silence uncontrolled opposition. The same charges were brought on the man who coined, "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize" Kevin Alfred Strom. His ex wife infested his computer with the filth, he spent time in prison and lost visitation for his children. Beware both jews and women scorned.

Reader 05/07/2018 (Mon) 16:43:49 Id: 460f84 [Preview] No.8272 del
Yeah, the distribution charge is ridiculous, the accusation that his flesh light is too child like also ridiculous but his possession of loli hentai is definitely going to land him in hot water.

Let's be blunt here, he's going to prison because he isn't Jewish, if this was cp uploaded to a company with premises in Israel it wouldn't have gone this far.

Reader 05/07/2018 (Mon) 16:44:18 Id: 460f84 [Preview] No.8273 del
Also, this is proof the time has come to move to decentralised networks.

Reader 05/07/2018 (Mon) 19:56:22 Id: 770e0d [Preview] No.8274 del
>decentralized networks
Anons occasionally bring this up, but then they explain in such technical detail that I have no idea just what the fuck they're talking about.

Reader 05/07/2018 (Mon) 21:10:01 Id: 893146 [Preview] No.8275 del
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Because decentralized networking is anything BUT user friendly. Like seriously it has a lot of benefits, but user friendliness is not one of them. Fact is, is that decentralized networks also require a lot of social engineering and in some cases even person to person direct contact.

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FG partners stakeholders to check open defecation Reader 05/02/2018 (Wed) 14:38:50 Id: 818b3f [Preview] No. 8267 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) has inaugurated the National Mirror Committee of ISO/PC 305 and ISO on sustainable non-sewered sanitation system and community scale resource oriented sanitation treatment system.

The ISO PC 305 highlights the efforts of International Standard Organization (ISO) project committee (PC) dedicated to the development of a standard solution to the issue of a sustainable and affordable sanitation that will alleviate the problem of open defecation.

The Director-General of SON, Mr. Osita Aboloma, represented by the Director of Standards, Mrs. Chinyere Egwuonwu at the inauguration said ISO committee 305 was to institutionalize standardization in the field of sanitation systems for organisations of all sizes and types, groups, networks, cities, countries and regions.

Prior to the inauguration, members of the committees cutting across public and private organizations, were elected with the Director of Environmental Services, Lagos State Ministry of Environment (sanitation), Dr. (Mrs.) Iyabo Phillips, emerging as the chairman.

The DG said as a mirror committee, they would be responsible for establishing Nigeria’s position on issues relating to the activities of the ISO PC 305 and ISO PC 318.

In addition as the technical committee, they will be responsible for adopting the ISO PC 305 and ISO PC 318 standards as national standards.

He said, “The purpose of the standardization work is to enable the development of standards along the sanitation system designed to address basic sanitation needs and promote economic, social and environmental sustainability through strategies that may include minimizing resource consumption and converting human waste to safe output and a standard on faecal sludge treatment units - energy independent, prefabricated, community-scale resource - recovery units - safety and performance”.

The DG charged the committee comprising environmentalists from various organizations and companies to put in place international best practices, rules and procedures in standardization.

Dr. (Mrs.) Phillips said the non-sewered sanitation system aligns with the policy of the state government to check open defecation which is a major cause of water-borne diseases.

Reader 05/02/2018 (Wed) 18:32:19 Id: ce584e [Preview] No.8268 del
Propane, crabs and defecation. You must be proud of yourself.

You forgot your source: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/fg-partners-stakeholders-to-check-open-defecation.html

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N.L.’s 4R harvesters await Quebec crab price Reader 05/02/2018 (Wed) 14:27:05 Id: d55097 [Preview] No. 8266 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Fisheries minister says price in this province on par, differential a matter of perception

PORT AU CHOIX, N.L. – Crab harvesters in zone 4R area 13 are wondering if their unique advantage to sell to Quebec will soon come in handy.

With a 50 per cent reduction in quota for the 2018 4R crab fishery, Port au Choix fisherman Robert Dobbin is keeping a close eye on the price for crab in Quebec this year, although selling his catch to Quebec is not something Dobbin has done in roughly 15 years.

“When I first started crab fishing with my uncle it was 45 cents a pound here, and for a few years we would go across to Quebec side and get a dollar a pound,” he said. “This year we’ll have to wait and see. If the price is only within five or ten cents difference it won’t be feasible, but if there’s a 50-cent difference on the pound it’d be well worth it.”

To sell his catch to Quebec would be a seven-hour steam over 40 miles of water to the St. Paul’s River. Dobbin says the price in Newfoundland and Labrador has been relatively on par with Quebec in recent years, and he has not needed to sell his catch outside of the province.

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LPG Shipping: China mulls trade war on propane Reader 05/02/2018 (Wed) 14:22:20 Id: db31d7 [Preview] No. 8265 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

Every market would suffer if the US and China descend into a trade war, but the already weakened LPG sector will suffer more than most, prolonging the wait for a recovery.

The battle over tariffs between the US and China is looking more like turning into a war. Both administrations have announced a new list of commodities to be targeted with higher import duties, and propane has been included on China’s hit list.

China currently imposes 1% duty on propane imports, irrespective of where they come from, but now plans to raise it to 25% for supplies from the US. The only comfort comes from the fact that Beijing has not yet announced when the proposed tax will be applied, leaving scope for talks between the two governments.
How important is US-China LPG trade?

Currently, China is the world’s biggest buyer of LPG. Not only have its imports grown strongly over the past five years, but its importance has also grown. China’s share of the global LPG trade stood at 20% in 2017, substantially higher than the 6% it had of a much smaller market in 2012.

Moreover, the US share of China’s LPG imports has also grown from zero in 2012 to 19% in 2017. This strong long-haul trade on the US-China route has been a big source of employment for VLGCs over the past few years and so any reduction on this trade route will hit VLGCs the hardest.