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HA HA! France Starts Taxing Tech Giants Google, Apple, Facebook & Amazon Reader 01/02/2019 (Wed) 14:51:27 Id: a16aec [Preview] No. 13535 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
France is not waiting for the rest of the European Union to start taxing the tech giants.

Big tech firms will now pay more tax in France, after the country decided not to wait for the rest of the EU to introduce the measure. The catalyst for the government’s decision to introduce the tax now was the Yellow Vest protest movement.

The French tax on Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, collectively known in the region as GAFA, came into effect on January 1st.

RT reports: The French government hopes to raise €500 million ($572 million) with levies specifically aimed at multinational tech firms, including Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said, announcing the move in December. He stressed that “the tax will be introduced whatever happens.”

Paris has been pushing for what it sees as fairer taxation of the big-tech firms in the European Union. Progress on the issue has stalled in Brussels, as the 28-member bloc is divided on imposing the levies on Silicon Valley giants. Any changes must receive unanimous approval by member states.

Critics say that the big-tech firms are making money from European countries’ economies, but use their complex structure to route some of their profits to low-tax member states.

The opposing block is led by Ireland, which has become a sort of Mecca for US tech companies, and hosts many of their headquarters. Estonia and Sweden are also among those who do not favor France’s bid, fearing that the taxes could trigger US retaliation.

The EU has been discussing plans for a three-percent tax on the revenues of large internet companies that make money from user data or digital advertising. However, the last round of talks on the matter in November resulted in no significant progress, apparently pushing France to move forward with it alone.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190101204817/https://newspunch.com/france-starts-taxing-tech-giants-google-apple-facebook-amazon/


Reader 01/02/2019 (Wed) 14:52:08 Id: a16aec [Preview] No.13536 del
Was going to post this one yesterday but forgot.


Reader 01/02/2019 (Wed) 15:35:53 Id: 317f84 [Preview] No.13539 del
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These kikes will now wail about their loss of the French Euro. Expect them to take to the press and start calling the French "Nazis", as they've said about brown Palestinians. Doesn't matter if it doesn't make sense. Few know what a National Socialist is anymore.


Reader 01/02/2019 (Wed) 21:29:12 Id: 0de7a5 [Preview] No.13547 del
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>>13539
If they pull that shit it'll be a massive red pill to normies since they'll compare it to the Jewish owned media attacking Germany during WWII. It doesn't matter what PR move they play, they can't win.



Anti-American Communist Governor Cuomo Pardons 4 Illegals Jailed for Murder Reader 01/02/2019 (Wed) 16:54:06 Id: 1a7ff9 [Preview] No. 13544 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Another reason to avoid America's communist death trap cities like a plague.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pardoned four illegal immigrants imprisoned for murder, in retaliation against President Trump’s border security feud with the Democrats.

In a New Year’s Eve statement, Cuomo slammed Trump for the partial government shutdown and boasted that he had granted clemency to 29 people, including dangerous immigrants who were facing deportation.

'While President Trump shuts down the federal government over his obsession with keeping America safe, New York stands strong in our support for foreign murders and terrorists,' Cuomo said.

'These actions will help destroy America and take a critical step toward a more just, more fair and more diverse New York.”

Washingtonexaminer.com reports: https://archive.fo/IGcEJ

Twenty-two of the individuals who received pardons were immigrants who, because of convictions mainly related to drug crimes, could have been deported.

Among the seven others who had their sentences commuted are four convicted murderers and three others behind bars for armed robbery.

https://archive.fo/IKTRL

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>New York stands strong in our support for foreign murders and terrorists,' Cuomo said



INVASION INCOMING PART 15: US Fires Tear Gas Into Mexico As Violent Mob Of Illegals Rush Border Reader 01/02/2019 (Wed) 16:12:04 Id: efd112 [Preview] No. 13540 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED:
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INVASION INCOMING PART 13: https://archive.fo/sXiT1
INVASION INCOMING PART 14: https://archive.fo/it6cc

US border agents have reportedly fired tear gas into Mexico to push back against what one official called a "violent mob" of migrants as they rushed the US-Mexico border near Tijuana.

Reuters reports that clouds of the noxious gas could be seen wafting up from around the fence at the border. One migrant picked up a canister and threw it back into U.S. territory.

https://archive.fo/L0aGO
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-border/u-s-agents-fire-tear-gas-into-mexico-at-violent-mob-near-border-idUSKCN1OV1TG?il=0

More than 150 Central American migrants approached an area of the border in Tijuana in the Playas neighborhood near the beach late on Monday.

Migrants said they thought security measures might be relaxed due to the New Year’s holiday.

U.S. security personnel fired tear gas into Mexico after midnight as some migrants prepared to climb a border fence, according to the Reuters witness. During a second attempt, migrants began to pass youths and children over the razor wire along the fencing to the U.S. side.

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Corrupt Genocidal FDA Approves Mega Vaccine (6 in 1 Shot) Proven To Cause Horrific Side Effects Reader 01/01/2019 (Tue) 14:57:05 Id: 7f8bd1 [Preview] No. 13528 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The FDA has unveiled a new mandatory 6-1 mega vaccine intended for children 6-months to 4-years in age.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration claims the new Vaxelis vaccination, manufactured by Sanofi and Merck, will prevent poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, pertussis, tetanus, diphtheria, and diseases related to haemophilus influenzae type B.

All of the illnesses are covered by the CDC’s original immunization recommendation chart.

This likely means that Vaxelis will have little issue being pushed as “mandatory” in states which already impose stringent laws.

Both Sanofi and Merck believe that Vaxelis should be ready for distribution by 2020.

The warnings and precautions page details numerous warnings and risk that could possibly be associated with Vaxelis.

https://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/v/vaxelis/vaxelis_pi.pdf

The news immediately prompted concern from groups that aim to improve vaccine safety.

Many believe that a 6 in 1 shot is too heavy for a small baby. Additionally, when things go wrong, it is difficult to determine what caused the issue.

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Reader 01/01/2019 (Tue) 19:52:01 Id: d0d7f1 [Preview] No.13530 del
I really don't mind people getting vaccines if they desire to take the risk of adverse side effects, thats on them. I only wish those who do vaccinate would stop trying to push this on others who don't want these vaccines. Let the free market decide (consumer choice) as it should. Also, if vaccines were cleaner (all neurotoxins removed) I likely would get vaccinated as long as people aren't reporting injuries after the shots. The fact so many people do get vaccine injuries is a major red flag.



How Ironic: Syrians and Iranians Celebrated Christmas As US Troops Left Reader 12/31/2018 (Mon) 17:48:18 Id: 34e4b3 [Preview] No. 13522 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Syria, which saw large parts of its country liberated from ISIS this year, is celebrating Christmas and hoping that the fighting is nearing its end as militants lose their control and foreign actors start to leave.

Hundreds of Syrians took to the streets of the ancient city of Aleppo to celebrate and of the country’s tallest Christmas trees was unveiled in the capital city of Damascus.

Christmas in the Syrian city of Aleppo is a very special holiday indeed – and that’s not since it housed the largest Christian minority in the predominantly Muslim country before the war.

The battle for the city, which raged for four and a half years, ended just a couple days before Christmas back in 2016, and the holiday now goes hand in hand with the liberation celebrations.

The city, once the largest in Syria, has seen years of intense urban warfare, getting split roughly in half between government forces and a conglomerate of assorted militant groups. As the Syrian government forces and their allies scored a decisive victory, the city’s Christians were free to openly celebrate Christmas in – back then, relative – safety.

The residents of Aleppo hope the whole of Syria will re-emerge from the ashes, as their city did.

“Aleppo is still alive. It went on despite the war and siege. What we witness now, the return of farmers and citizens to their land and villages, destroyed by terrorism, is a good omen,” a local resident told RT’s Ruptly.

https://archive.fo/F5nbY

Christmas is a time of goodwill to all men. Or at least it should be. But while the West’s Middle East ‘bad guys’ Iran and Syria, showed the Yuletide spirit, its closest allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel, failed to do so.

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Reader 12/31/2018 (Mon) 17:51:13 Id: 34e4b3 [Preview] No.13523 del
We all know the truth about what really happened in Syria and all, but I had to post this thread on the main news board @ 8fags/n/

Should be hilarious to see the triggered reactions, that is, if its not slid to the abyss deliberately lol. Many of those anons fell for all the war mongering propaganda hook, line and sinker.



Good! World’s Youngest Leader Closes Mosques, Deports Imams From Austria Reader 12/31/2018 (Mon) 15:51:05 Id: 820ae7 [Preview] No. 13519 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, the world's youngest leader, has ordered the closing of seven mosques and has begun deporting “radical” imams back to their homelands due to violations of a recent law in Austria that bans “political Islam”.

“Parallel societies, politicized Islam or radical tendencies have no place in our country,” Mr. Kurz said at a press conference announcing the measures in Vienna, while railing against the disastrous results of multiculturalism in Western Europe.

Chancellor Kurz believes Muslims must be loyal to Austria and willing to integrate into society if they are to stay in the country.

If they form a “parallel society” and start preaching “political Islam“, identity politics and divisiveness, they will be expelled.

Since taking office last year, Sebastian Kurz’s government has been investigating Muslim organizations suspected of violating the country’s 2015 Islam law.

The law aims to prevent any conflict between “thinking of oneself as a pious Muslim and proud Austrian citizen at the same time,” by regulating operations of the Islamic community.

Two imams have already received deportation orders, and another 60 are under investigation and could face expulsion along with their entire family, Herbert Kickl, the Austrian interior minister, said.

A number of mosques were shut down over suspicions of links to Islamic extremism after images emerged of children as young as four being forced to wear Turkish army uniforms and salute the Turkish flag inside the mosque in Vienna’s Favoriten district.

31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, who claimed victory in Austria’s general election last year while vowing to destroy the New World Order, is making good on his promise to ignore the European Union’s globalist directives regarding Muslim immigration.

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Reader 12/31/2018 (Mon) 16:29:01 [Preview] No.13520 del
me likey
similar posture should be taken with regards to jews


Reader 12/31/2018 (Mon) 16:42:56 Id: f3c6b5 [Preview] No.13521 del
>>13520
Agreed. This could all have been prevented if nations only refused to allow foreign lobbyists to influence their nation's policies. Kick them all out.



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France: “Yellow Vest” Protesters Attack “Media Collaborators” Reader Board owner 12/30/2018 (Sun) 23:36:34 Id: e4eb39 [Preview] No. 13506 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
"The “Yellow Vest” protests in France are not stopping. The mainstream media has tried to claim that the protests are declining in the hopes that this will discourage and demoralize the movement. This approach doesn’t appear to be working. Yesterday, the “Yellow Vest” protesters turned their attention to the media itself and protested outside of their buildings."

"This has basically been an assault against the Jewish media apparatus which has propped up their puppet Emmanuel Macron. They burned huge crowd even assembled outside BFMTV an operation owned by an Israeli billionaire. This would be the American equivalent of a crowd protesting outside of the headquarters of CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS. It is a truly fantastic thing to see."

MAGA favoring bullshit from the article subtracted.

https://infostormer.com/france-yellow-vest-protesters-attack-media-collaborators/
http://archive.li/oaZsZ


Reader 12/31/2018 (Mon) 15:27:17 Id: 485d02 [Preview] No.13518 del
Glad to see they are keeping up the fight. Thanks for posting this update. I'll post this one to 8fags.



Leaked Documents Reveal Facebook's Biased, Convoluted Censorship Policies Reader 12/31/2018 (Mon) 15:23:24 Id: 008f07 [Preview] No. 13515 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Alternatives To State-run Social Media: https://archive.fo/53IjY

Facebook's thousands of moderators have been relying on outdated, inaccurate and biased "maze of PowerPoint slides" to police global political speech, according to a trove of 1,400 internal documents obtained by the New York Times: https://archive.fo/XI7NI

Moderators say they often rely on Google Translate to read posts, while facing pressure to make decisions on acceptable content within a matter of seconds, according to the report.

The guidelines - which are reportedly reviewed every other Tuesday morning by "several dozen Facebook employees who gather over breakfast," are filled with "numerous gaps, baises and outright errors," according to the Times.

Moderators were once told, for example, to remove fund-raising appeals for volcano victims in Indonesia because a co-sponsor of the drive was on Facebook’s internal list of banned groups. In Myanmar, a paperwork error allowed a prominent extremist group, accused of fomenting genocide, to stay on the platform for months. In India, moderators were mistakenly told to flag for possible removal comments critical of religion. -NYT

The guidelines, set by "mostly young engineers and lawyers," must be interpreted by Facebook's fleet of mostly outsourced moderators which employ largely unskilled workers, "many hiredo out of call centers."

Moderators express frustration at rules they say don’t always make sense and sometimes require them to leave up posts they fear could lead to violence. “You feel like you killed someone by not acting,” one said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he had signed a nondisclosure agreement. -NYT

According to Facebook executives, they are working diligently to rid the platform of "dangerous" content.

"It’s not our place to correct people’s speech, but we do want to enforce our community standards on our platform," said Facebook senior News Feed engineer. "When you’re in our community, we want to make sure that we’re balancing freedom of expression and safety."

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Reader 12/31/2018 (Mon) 15:23:44 Id: 008f07 [Preview] No.13516 del
>>13515
Perhaps most politically significant of all the moderation materials is an Excel spreadsheet which includes the names of every group and individual Facebook has quietly deemed to be a hate figure. Moderators have been explicitly instructed to remove any post praising or supporting any listed figure.

Anton Shekhovtsov, an expert in far-right groups, said he was “confused about the methodology.” The company bans an impressive array of American and British groups, he said, but relatively few in countries where the far right can be more violent, particularly Russia or Ukraine.

Countries where Facebook faces government pressure seem to be better covered than those where it does not. Facebook blocks dozens of far-right groups in Germany, where the authorities scrutinize the social network, but only one in neighboring Austria.

The list includes a growing number of groups with one foot in the political mainstream, like the far-right Golden Dawn, which holds seats in the Greek and European Union parliaments.

For a tech company to draw these lines is “extremely problematic,” said Jonas Kaiser, a Harvard University expert on online extremism. “It puts social networks in the position to make judgment calls that are traditionally the job of the courts.” -NYT

The full New York Times report can be read here: https://archive.fo/XI7NI

https://archive.fo/jAFqL
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-30/leaked-documents-reveal-facebooks-biased-convoluted-censorship-policies


Reader 12/31/2018 (Mon) 15:24:14 Id: 008f07 [Preview] No.13517 del
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Democrats Push Bill Nationwide Online Censorship Bill, Scared About Toxic Vaccine Exposure Reader 12/31/2018 (Mon) 14:17:30 Id: 8ea9e7 [Preview] No. 13514 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The Democrats are proposing a new bill that will make it illegal to question the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.

The person behind this new Draconian law is California’s Senator Richard Pan, the very same man who made vaccinations for all Californian schoolchildren mandatory with his dangerous SB277 bill of 2015.

Newstarget.com reports: https://archive.fo/72rrH

Senator Pan has proposed a new bill entitled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan,” which would make it a crime to raise questions about any “official story” put forth by the government. That, of course, would include the official vaccine story, namely that all vaccines are good, safe and side effect free, and that a healthy nation is a vaccinated nation.

Natural Health 365 explained how this bill would threaten free speech and the right to question the official vaccine narrative:

Any person operating an Internet site in California would be obligated to develop a strategic plan to verify any news stories shared on the site. The plan must also have measures to mitigate the spread of false information by using fact-checkers to verify the stories and provide outreach to social media users. A “fake news” warning must be placed on any news story that contains false information.

The bill, if it passes, will require agencies of the California government to develop numerous laws for its enforcement, including penalties for so-called “speech criminals.”

If, for example, someone in the independent media published a story about the dangers of vaccines and their toxic ingredients, that person would have to include a warning that the content was fake (since it deviates from the “official” story), or risk penalties for being a speech criminal.

Regardless of what your position on vaccinations is, any rational person cannot deny that the ingredients in vaccines are toxic. In fact, almost every single ingredient in any immunization is toxic to the human body. Besides the vitamins and minerals, nobody in their right mind would drink a concoction with any one or combination of most of the vaccine ingredients. Most vaccinations are directly injected into our bodies, allowing the ingredients to directly enter the bloodstream, which rationally, seems like an even more dangerous approach.

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Study PROVES Chemicals In Shampoo and Toothpaste Are Altering Sex Hormones Reader 12/31/2018 (Mon) 13:07:06 Id: 2eae61 [Preview] No. 13512 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
New research out of the University of California, Berkeley has revealed that many conventional shampoo, soap, and toothpaste products are loaded with endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, that damage hormones in developing children.

Young girls, the study found, are reaching puberty much earlier than normal as a result of exposure to these EDCs. And boys, it further found, are similarly experiencing reductions in testosterone levels from simple use of contaminated products.

Published in the journal Human Reproduction, the paper was compiled from data collected as part of the Centre for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS), which followed 338 children from pre-birth into adolescence to assess the impact of various environmental exposures.

What they determined is that, over the past 20 years, the average age at which children are reaching puberty is getting increasingly earlier – and a major culprit are personal care products that contain chemicals known to interfere with normal hormone expression.

“We know that some of the things we put on our bodies are getting into our bodies, either because they pass through the skin or we breathe them in or we inadvertently ingest them,” stated Kim Harley, the study’s lead author and an associate adjunct professor in Berkeley’s School of Public Health.

“We need to know how these chemicals are affecting our health.”

Chemicals in personal care products causing ovarian cancer in girls and testicular cancer in boys!

While the average age for girls reaching puberty is normally around 11, exposure to EDCs in personal care products is bringing that down to around eight – or even earlier. Scientists describe this negative phenomenon as “precocious” puberty, which is known to cause social troubles and increase the likelihood of young girls engaging in risky behavior.

Among the EDCs that cause this are phthalates, parabens, and phenols, three common personal care product chemicals that are known to mimic hormones in the human body. When rubbed on skin or used orally, products that contain such chemicals can leach them into the body, causing adolescent youth of both sexes to mature far too early.

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