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IMAGINE MY SHOCK! Venezuelans Now Regret Allowing Government To Take Away Their Guns Reader 06/13/2019 (Thu) 18:10:21 Id: 8dfbbe [Preview] No. 14897 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Not long ago, millions of Venezuelans fell for the oldest trick in the book and voted for a sweet-talking leftist politician who immediately set about dismantling their right to keep and bear arms.

Now that the government has descended into tyranny and turned Venezuela into a socialist hellhole where everyone is starving to death, these same people now regret giving away their right to bear arms in self-defense.

It is an object lesson for the folks here in the U.S. who want to travel down the same path as Venezuela by banning guns and implementing (((socialism))).

Venezuela implemented its gun ban six years ago just before their nation descended into impoverished and lawless chaos. It truly is a living hell and now Venezuelan citizens have no defense against the brutal junta and the (((socialist criminals))) controlling their nation.

As Fox News reported on Friday:

“Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population.”

Under the direction of then-President Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan National Assembly in 2012 enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law,” with the explicit aim to “disarm all citizens.” The law took effect in 2013, with only minimal pushback from some pro-democracy opposition figures, banned the legal commercial sale of guns and munitions to all – except government entities.

Naturally, Chavez sponsored a “gun buy-back” program before implementing his confiscation. Few Venezuelans were much interested in the government’s cash. So, by the end of the year, Chavez forcefully seized 12,500 guns. But that was just the start

And when Chavez mercifully died, the country’s next president, Maduro, continued the confiscation policies…

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French Government Study Concludes LED Lights Damage Retinals Reader 06/13/2019 (Thu) 15:14:44 Id: 960a12 [Preview] No. 14890 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
LED lights can permanently damage the retina and disturb natural sleep rhythms, France's government-run health watchdog has said.

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) warned powerful LED lights are 'photo-toxic'.

In a 400-page report, the body cautioned it can cause an irreversible loss of retinal cells and lead to a common cause of blindness.

ANSES urged officials to revise the maximum limit for exposure to LED lights, which emit 'blue light' at much higher quantities.

The report distinguished between acute exposure of high-intensity LED light, and 'chronic exposure' to lower intensity sources.

While less dangerous, even chronic exposure can 'accelerate the ageing of retinal tissue' and contribute to poor vision, the agency said.

Long-lasting, energy efficient and inexpensive, LED technology has gobbled up half of the general lighting market in a decade.

And industry experts predict its share will continue to rise, topping 60 per cent by the end of next year.

http://archive.fo/ProIe

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Reader 06/13/2019 (Thu) 15:20:33 Id: 960a12 [Preview] No.14894 del
They claim newer computer screens don't do damage, but not necessarily true. If you stare at computers all day long, it will do damage over time, it may take many years before you really notice or are highly impacted, but staring at computer screens for many many hours per day is also bad for the eyes. Therefore take lots of extra vitamin supplements, like K2, which is good for eye health. And drink lots of filtered/distilled water. And omega-3 fatty acids.


Reader 06/13/2019 (Thu) 15:25:36 Id: 960a12 [Preview] No.14895 del
Also, take breaks from the computer after an hour or so reading news or chatting online. I will typically go outside and pull weeds from my garden, or cook a meal or finish something I need done around the house while taking breaks every now and then. Don't ever stare into a computer screen more than 2 hours at a time, because that is almost certain to damage your eyes.



Debt Insolvency All Time High In America As US Govt Spends Over 3 Trillion This Year Reader 06/13/2019 (Thu) 15:17:54 Id: 68f0b0 [Preview] No. 14892 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
For the first time in the history of the United States, the federal government has spent more than $3 trillion in the first eight months of the fiscal year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

The record $3,013,541,000,000 that the federal government spent in October through May of fiscal 2019 was $181,157,920,000 more than the previous record of $2,832,383,080,000 (in constant May 2019 dollars) that the federal government spent in October through May of fiscal 2009.

Even with the second highest tax revenues ever collected in the first eight months of the fiscal year, the federal government still ran a deficit for those eight months of $738,639,000,000.

http://archive.fo/DyMKc

Treasury estimates that the full deficit will exceed $1 trillion by the time the fiscal year wraps up at the end of September.

Spending, in the meantime, rose some $250 billion in comparison with the same period last year, largely in the categories of Social Security and 'health'.

http://archive.fo/Nrvor

During the financial crisis and its aftermath, government spending and debt issuance increased sharply. From 2008 through 2012, Treasury debt outstanding increased by over $8 trillion. This was three times as much as the $2.6 trillion increase during the five years preceding the crisis. After three rounds of QE, the Fed had purchased over $1.9 trillion Treasuries and over $1.7 trillion MBS. At its peak, the Fed owned 19% of all publicly traded U.S. Treasury securities.

Just because something has gone on for what seems to be “forever” does not mean it will continue.

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Oy Vey! German Parliament Passes Legislation To Deport Unruly 'Migrants' Reader 06/13/2019 (Thu) 15:16:39 Id: 99ddc8 [Preview] No. 14891 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Named the Orderly Return Law, the new rules will make it easier for the German government to deport failed asylum seekers but does improve rights for those already working in the nation. According to Interior Ministry data, almost half of the planned 188,000 deportations have failed since 2015.

Horst Seehofer, Interior Minister and member of the Christian Social Union, has insisted that the new rules were necessary to make sure deportations did take place.

Speaking in the German Parliament, Mr Seehofer said: “This is a turning point in our migration policy, this migration package creates a set of rules that respects humanity and order.”

His positivity was contrasted by many on the far-left who argued that the new rules were “unconstitutional” and against the rights of the asylum-seekers.

But the new law is also set to improve the labour market for skilled migrants. while those who are yet to get asylum status will be able to stay in the country for the time being as long as they have a job and can speak German.

Previous rules where employers must prove that there was no German or EU citizen available to do the job before employing a migrant have been scrapped.

Former German Social Democrat (SPD) leader Sigmar Gabriel showed his support for the new policies.

Writing a column piece, the former leader wrote: “Mette Frederiksen has shown that the Socialists can win elections if they stand for a clear policy. German comrades are far from it.”

His support comes after his party have fallen in the polls. Their vote collapsed in the EU elections including losing ground in areas it had previously held for 73 years.

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Third World USSA: City Water Turns Bright Purple In Ohio, 'Safe' Claim Bureaucrats Reader 06/12/2019 (Wed) 11:53:58 Id: 3c9d5b [Preview] No. 14887 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Residents of Coal Grove, Ohio turned on their faucets Monday to find something unexpected — bright purple water. And city officials claimed it was perfectly safe, once diluted.

No, it was not photoshop or special effects. The city water running from faucets and toilets in Coal Grove really was a regal shade of purple that would have pleased Prince.

According to city officials, the bright purple water was caused by a pump malfunction at the local treatment plant which dumped too much sodium permanganate into the water.

Sodium permanganate is used to remove iron and manganese from water supply by oxidizing it and turning the minerals into larger particles that can be filtered out.

WSAZ-TV reports the city flushed its water system several times Monday, but people are still being told to run the water until the funky color goes away.

Officials were quick to hose down any panic, admitting the purple water might stain your laundry, but claiming that it’s perfectly safe.

“Once it’s diluted out, it’s not dangerous at all,” Stephen Burchett, water treatment plant operator, said.

Would you be happy to drink the bright purple water?

https://newspunch.com/city-water-purple-ohio-safe/

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Reader 06/12/2019 (Wed) 18:30:37 Id: e0d962 [Preview] No.14889 del
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Sodium permanganate, a D001 hazardous ignitable waste "not dangerous at all". Right.



Online Censorship: Pinterest Banning Zero Hedge And Other Conservative News Sites Reader 06/12/2019 (Wed) 11:52:14 Id: d04ba6 [Preview] No. 14885 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Documents leaked to Project Veritas by a Pinterest insider reveal that the San Francisco-based social media company has blocked links from Zero Hedge and several conservative or religious-based websites - adding them to a 'porn domain block list' originally intended to keep the platform free of sexually explicit material.

https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/06/11/tech-insider-blows-whistle-on-how-pinterest-listed-top-pro-life-site-as-porn-bible-verses-censored/

Veritas has published several internal documents and interviewed the insider, who explained how the company with nearly 300 million active monthly users censors pro-life and Christian content. The leak reveals an aggressive campaign to censor conservative content under the guise of 'hate speech' and 'fake news.'

Pinterest added a pro-life group website (@LiveAction) and @zerohedge to its porn list in order to prevent users for “pinning” or sharing the websites

Consumers are being lied to. Terms of Services are being violated. Antitrust bullying everywhere. pic.twitter.com/XnEiRDnObN

— Ali Alexander (@ali) June 11, 2019

Links to the leaked documents can be viewed here, here, here, here, here and here. Of note, in February the social media platform made headlines for blocking searches related to anti-vaccination material. At the time, the company was criticized over their seemingly random methods for determining offensive content.

https://www.projectveritas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SD-packet-1.pdf
https://www.projectveritas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SD-packet-2.pdf
https://www.projectveritas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SD-packet-3.pdf

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Reader 06/12/2019 (Wed) 17:59:25 Id: 2a193f [Preview] No.14888 del
Of course.



Like China & Russia, India Also Stockpiling Gold As US Petrodollar Demise Continues Reader 06/12/2019 (Wed) 11:53:02 Id: 6b2ecc [Preview] No. 14886 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
After a dip in demand in 2018, it appears Indians are buying gold again.

Anecdotal data seemed to indicate strong demand for the yellow metal in India during the Akshaya Tritiya holiday. Retailers reported sales were up by as much as 25%. As it turns out, demand was indeed strong. Gold imports into India were up 36% year-over-year in May, according to sources cited by Bloomberg.

India imported 105.8 tons of gold in May. That compares with just 77.6 tons a year earlier. Combined shipments of gold into the country during April and May came in at 226.6 tons. That was up about 74% from the same period in 2018.

According to Yahoo Finance, “Higher gold imports by India - the world’s second-biggest consumer of the yellow metal - could support global prices further.”

Gold imports into India dipped by about a fifth in 2018, primarily due to a weak rupee and high domestic gold prices.

As Bloomberg reports,

“Sales were amazing last month, with huge demand seen during Akshaya Tritiya. The drop in prices has really complemented that trend,” said G.V. Sreedhar, managing director of Sree Rama Jewels and a former chairman of the All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council. Purchases for weddings were also good when compared to last year and sales are expected to be robust this month as well, he said.

Analysts say dynamics are in place to support continued strong demand through the end of the year. Gold-buying usually picks up in India in the last half of the year with wedding season and harvest time. Forecasters expect a normal monsoon season this year. A good monsoon season is good news for Indian farmers, as well as for the broader Indian economy. And when rural Indians have money in their pockets, they buy gold.

India ranks as second in the world in gold consumption behind China. According to Yahoo Finance, combined demand for gold from India and China has soared 71% in the last decade. A rising middle class and broad economic growth in both countries have spurred investment in the yellow metal.

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Good! Poland’s Prime Minister Signs Global Appeal To Stop Roll Out Of 5G Kill Grid Reader 06/12/2019 (Wed) 11:51:26 Id: a4427f [Preview] No. 14884 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/endpol/1134

Poland’s Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, is backing an International Appeal to stop the controversial roll-out of 5G.

Julian Rose via Activist Post reports:
https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/prime-minister-of-poland-signs-global-appeal-to-stop-5g.html

5G, a new millimetre band frequency range being introduced by the telecommunications industry worldwide has been identified by over 2,000 scientists and 1,400 medical doctors from all over the world, as presenting a direct threat to human health, as well as to animal, insect and plant life.

There have been no safety tests carried out to ensure its safety, in spite of the fact that 5G operates at between 10 and 100 times higher frequencies than current 3 and 4G cell phone tower transmitters.

The roll-out of 5G will involve the placement of millions of transmitter boxes at distances of no more than 10 to 12 houses apart in urban areas. Scientists have established that this will subject citizens living in urban areas to an unavoidable barrage of electromagnetic pollution.

A 2017 report by more than 230 scientists and doctors from 41 countries express serious concerns about steadily expanding exposure to Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF). They state that even before the roll-out of 5G, “Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most national and international guidelines.”*

These effects include cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes to the human reproductive system, learning and memory defects, neurological disorders and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond humans, as there is mounting evidence of deleterious affects to both plants and animals.

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Good! Court Rules Google Inc. To Face Lawsuit For Discrimination Against Conservatives Reader 06/11/2019 (Tue) 14:37:16 Id: da562f [Preview] No. 14882 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Google must face a massive class-action lawsuit about the tech giant’s discriminatory practices against its conservative employees, according to a California court.

Current and former Google employees say in a lawsuit that the company discriminates against non-progressives on the basis of their political viewpoint, and against whites, Asians, and males on the basis of sex and race.

Breitbart.com reports:
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/06/07/google-cant-dodge-conservative-employees-discrimination-lawsuit-court-says/

Google attempted to have the case dismissed. But a judge in California, where political discrimination is illegal, ruled against the company.

The case will now move to a legal process known as discovery — meaning that Google must provide Dhillon and other attorneys working on the case access to its internal documents.

This is potentially a huge problem for the tech giant, as previous leaks of internal documents and video have repeatedly exposed the company’s extreme political bias.

The case was sparked by the firing of James Damore in 2017 after he wrote an internal memo — subsequently leaked to the press by leftists within the company — calling for more political diversity at the company.

After Damore initiated legal proceedings, other former Google employees joined the class-action lawsuit. Damore has since exited the case and entered arbitration, but the case will still proceed on behalf of the other plaintiffs.

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Commie College Goes Too Far, Local Bakery Wins $11 Million Lawsuit For Harrasment Reader 06/11/2019 (Tue) 14:36:38 Id: 277bab [Preview] No. 14881 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Ohio's Oberlin College has been a bastion of liberal activism virtually since its founding in 1833. It was the first interracial and first coeducational college in the US, and was once even home to a stop on the Underground Railroad.

But in the heady modern political climate, Oberlin is known less for helping ferry runaway slaves to freedom in Canada, and more for an activist community that has condemned cafeteria food offerings as racist (because they're not authentic), questioned the value of teaching the western canon and pushed the necessity of safe spaces. One black female professor provoked a controversy in 2016 after she was fired for blaming Israel for 9/11. Soon, the school's black student union was condemning the school as an "unethical institution" and demanding that the professor be given tenure.

But while these incidents may have tarnished the school's reputation, reinforcing its reputation as a bastion of over-privileged trust-funders, the college will now face a very real cost after losing a legal battle with a local bakery that has been a pillar of the downtown business community since it opened more than 100 years ago, according to the Washington Post.

Gibson's, a bakery known for its wheat donuts and apple fritters, has for decades held a standing contract to supply baked goods for university functions. But the school cut ties with Gibson's after an incident where a young black student was caught trying to shoplift a few bottles of wine.

A scuffle ensued, and ended with the student's arrest and arraignment on a robbery charge.

For Gibson’s owners, that did not settle the matter. In November 2017, they filed a civil complaint against Oberlin in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. Accusing the college of lending support to the protests, the Gibson family sued the institution, as well as Raimondo, for libel, slander, interference with business relationships, interference with contracts, deceptive trade practices, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring and trespass.

"Gibson’s Bakery has suffered a severe and sustained loss of student, professor, administrative, and college department business," the complaint argued. It also pointed to a "severe emotional and physical toll" on the family. Their home had been damaged, they claimed, and their car tires punctured.

Gibson's ended up winning an $11 million judgment. It just shows how sometimes jumping to conclusions doesn't pay.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-10/local-bakery-wins-11-million-after-oberlin-college-students-labeled-it-racist

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