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Twitter Bans Analyst Who Exposed Antifa Ties To MSM Journalists Reader 05/31/2019 (Fri) 16:04:32 Id: 3ec470 [Preview] No. 14786 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Alternatives To State-run Social Media: https://archive.fo/xXXOY

Eoin Lenihan, a former teacher-turned-analyst, has been banned by Twitter after exposing direct connections between mainstream media journalists and far-left Antifa activists.

Before the Wednesday ban, Lenihan detailed the links between the extremist group and journalists working for the Guardian, HuffPost, Al Jazeera, Vox and others on his Twitter account.

To do this, he mapped the social interactions of 58,254 Antifa accounts on Twitter and narrowed the number down to 962 accounts using a software tool that analyzed the number and nature of connections associated with each individual account.

Of the 962 pro-Antifa Twitter accounts, 22 were found to be verified accounts of journalists and 15 of them work for national, mainstream outlets.

Writing for Quillette.com, Lenihan reports, “In identifying this group of 15 journalists whose engagement with Antifa is especially intense, our goal was not to accuse them of bias out of hand, but rather to identify them for further study, so as to determine if there was any overall correlation between the level of their online engagement with Antifa and the manner by which these journalists treated Antifa in their published journalism.”

Below is a chart Lenihan posted to Twitter before being banned that gives a visual representation of the connections.

After further research, Lenihan concluded that not one of the 15 journalists ever wrote an article critical of Antifa and instead, only downplayed Antifa violence.

According to Quillette.com editor Andy Ngo, “Antifa’s Twitter mob mass reported Lenihan and got his account suspended.”

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A Typical High School Tells a Larger Story: Schools Are Now Dominated by the Feminist Agenda Reader 05/27/2019 (Mon) 03:24:56 Id: 145ea0 [Preview] No. 14782 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Recently, my wife Janice posted a video in her Fiamengo File series about an Ottawa school, Brookfield High, that had launched a ManUp campaign, complete with posters targeting males as prone to evil and females as innocent victims. “Judging from the displays,” she states, “Brookfield High goes out of its way to make girls feel welcome through positive messaging; boys, in contrast, are set apart to be lectured and shamed about male evil.” - David Solway reports

The poster [in the article], which reads When you stand back and watch evil, you’re standing by it, “strongly reinforces the grim mood…The clear implication is that this boy…WILL encounter ‘evil’ at his school—not amidst the slutty girls who tempt him…but amidst the other boys who will supposedly do bad things to girls and condone violence.” The only way to be good, she summarizes, is for boys and men “to deny their own needs and to accept that their sex is uniquely responsible for evil. What a warped message for this school—and many others like it.”

After the ["Boys Are Shamed at Brookfield High] appeared, the posters mysteriously vanished and many of the first comments were subsequently removed. The school was taking no chances. But the initial response from many quarters was entirely predictable: indignation, insults, a cacophony of supercilious righteousness from the self-appointed arbiters of cultural rectitude. Of the critical comments originally posted, a significant number emanated from the school population (including an offended mother), of which only three, all from boys, seconded Janice’s observations. One had no doubt of the damage done by the school’s ManUp program, writing:
Statistically speaking, a woman is pretty safe in general, and the majority of boys/men are not going to harm women (the same cannot be said the other way round). To advertise that women are in peril and boys need to constantly be better enforces a false narrative between the genders.

A former student was even more emphatic:
While they selected students for the ManUp projects, what about the drug onslaught that plagued the school? What about the Child porn found in the washroom? Brookfield was a horrible school ...I needed help with my math not on how to treat women. The school was filled with gang members ... Thanks for nothing.

A third who obviously resisted his teachers’ indoctrination wrote in partial support of the video’s argument:
As a student who goes to Brookfield I agree with everything said in this video, the amount of female empowerment is ridiculous ... They are okay all the time and nothing is ever wrong but boys oh no It’s just you should ‘Manup’ There is even more things than there were in this video like ... how all girls should feel entitled to jobs like being a scientist, all just because they are a girl. There is plenty more.

This boy panicked after making the post, fearing he would be singled out and subjected to harassment by his teachers and fellow students, that is, by those who promoted the anti-bullying campaign. He contacted Janice, who immediately had his name scrubbed. (The video was briefly taken down, revised and re-posted to avoid similar complications.) These comments were the exceptions. The majority of male students generally contented themselves with sanctimonious expressions of their superior virtue and understanding, such as:
• This girl [i.e., Janice] and her followers have to be some of the most below average people I have ever seen ... Stay in your lane or stay at home it’s clear to everyone that you can’t handle life.''
• You people are a bunch of sheep…This woman is taking something the students have created and is smashing it.
• Janice is a cynic.

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Reader 05/27/2019 (Mon) 03:32:41 Id: 145ea0 [Preview] No.14783 del
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They had obviously drunk the Kool-Aid served up to them by their teachers, seeing themselves as harboring latently evil instincts and tendencies that needed to be monitored and controlled. The indoctrination to which they had been submitted clearly took. Females, however, are regarded as a threatened species, vulnerable, oppressed, weak, in desperate need of “safe spaces,” and possessed of a kindlier, more peaceable and ethical nature than the army of toxic males who presumably menace them at will. They are good, men are evil. Yet the only threat of actual physical violence came from a female student. Calling Janice “an old annoying hag” and advising her to “Fu*k right off,” she writes: “If I ever see you in public I will NOT hesitate to clock you.”

Nice. The irony is inescapable, a perfect expression of the disingenuous and vindictive psychology of feminism which encourages a socially acceptable form of hatred and bigotry. Masculinity is plainly a pathology. Femininity will never clock you. What we are remarking is a kind of knipperdolling rhetoric that has found a welcome home in the schools. John Grimfeld in The Sage Senator Delineated (1660) described knipperdolling (after the 15th-century sectarian Berndt Knipperdolling) as pertaining to a “Committee of Safety…who were a rude rabble of Factious, Illiterate, Phanatick, Disloyal Rebels…the very merdaille and excrementious offscouring of the Nation.” This is what our education establishment has become, a haven for schismatic purveyors of the most abject nonsense, the “offscouring” of the most toxic movement of our time, knipperdolling feminism. Brookfield High is everywhere; almost every school on the continent is now dominated by the feminist agenda.

Anti-male discrimination begins early on. As retired Anthropology professor Philip Carl Salzman writes, “Feminists have championed females, and seen males as negative, when not evil….Is the only ‘good male student’ the one who acts like a girl?” But as we’ve noted, “acting like a girl” is not always what the cliché implies, seeing how girls tend increasingly to act the way boys were reputed to act. Most feminists with whom I’ve had some contact strike me as very stupid people. They are also distinctly malevolent. When stupidity and malevolence join forces, manifesting as a nuptial couple for the age, the consequence can only be destructive in all the walks of life. It begins in the schools and ends in the culture. As Calvin Coolidge is reputed to have said, “the world is full of educated derelicts.” The world is now filling up with miseducated derelicts enslaved to the matriarchy, thanks to the feminist curricula rooted in the pedagogy of the West. Education is the future, goes the mantra. But it is a future from which we may never recover.


Reader 05/28/2019 (Tue) 04:47:55 Id: 617856 [Preview] No.14784 del
eastern european countries are feminist and they're shitholes

western are less feminist and they're okay

makes you think



Wikileaks Proven Right When They Predicted US Govt Would Attack Free Speech Reader 05/24/2019 (Fri) 15:35:55 Id: 025a6f [Preview] No. 14771 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
And there it is. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged by the Trump administration’s Justice Department with 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act, carrying a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison. Exactly as Assange and his defenders have been warning would happen for nearly a decade.

The indictment, like the one which preceded it last month with Assange’s arrest, is completely fraudulent, as it charges Assange with “crimes” that are indistinguishable from conventional journalistic practices. The charges are based on the same exact evidence which was available to the Obama administration, which as journalist Glenn Greenwald noted last year declined to prosecute Assange citing fear of destroying press freedoms.

Hanna Bloch-Wehba, an associate professor at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, has called the indictment “a worst-case, nightmare, mayday scenario for First Amendment enthusiasts.” Bloch-Wehba explains that that the indictment’s “theories for liability rest heavily on Assange’s relationship with Manning and his tendency to encourage Manning to continue to bring WikiLeaks material” in a way that “is not readily distinguishable from many reporter-source relationships cultivated over a period of time.”

One of the versions of the New York Times’ report on the new Assange indictment, which has since been edited out but has been preserved here in a quote by Slate, said that “officials would not engage with questions about how the actions they said were felonies by Mr. Assange differed from ordinary investigative journalism. Notably, The New York Times, among many other news organizations, obtained precisely the same archives of documents from WikiLeaks, without authorization from the government.”

Press freedom organizations have been condemning these new espionage charges in stark and unequivocal language.

“Put simply, these unprecedented charges against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are the most significant and terrifying threat to the First Amendment in the 21st century,” reads a statement by Freedom of the Press Foundation Executive Director Trevor Timm.

“The Trump administration is moving to explicitly criminalize national security journalism, and if this prosecution proceeds, dozens of reporters at the New York Times, Washington Post and elsewhere would also be in danger. The ability of the press to publish facts the government would prefer remain secret is both critical to an informed public and a fundamental right. This decision by the Justice Department is a massive and unprecedented escalation in Trump’s war on journalism, and it’s no exaggeration to say the First Amendment itself is at risk. Anyone who cares about press freedom should immediately and wholeheartedly condemn these charges.”

“The indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act for publishing classified information is an attack on the First Amendment and a threat to all journalists everywhere who publish information that governments would like to keep secret,” reads a statement by Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon.

As often proven throughout history, control freaks know no limits, they're lust for power is too strong for their weak minds to control.

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Superman 05/26/2019 (Sun) 14:26:16 Id: 0781b4 [Preview] No.14779 del
They stopped caring because theyre mind controlling people in larger populations.

Its the obvious conclusion to controlling peoples thoughts.


Reader 05/26/2019 (Sun) 19:47:08 Id: 4e0e21 [Preview] No.14780 del
>control freaks know no limits, they're lust for power is too strong for their weak minds to control.
There once was a strong man who was quite the control freak. His strength was apparent to his entire nation. To say that he's weak because he lost due to massive continents ganging up on him is a very stupid standpoint. I'd like to see anyone take a nation barely larger than Idaho and stand up against Russia, Britain, France and America. Just covering the bases before that sort of response might occur.



Dumbing Down Of America CONFIRMED: New SAT Exams Allow Students To Cheat Their Way To College Reader 05/24/2019 (Fri) 00:17:17 Id: 686821 [Preview] No. 14770 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Students who take the SAT exam will now be given a secret ‘adversity score.’

SAT exam takers will be given an adversity score between 1 to 100, with a higher score signaling a higher level of adversity.

The adversity score will be determined by 15 different factors, including: The crime rate and poverty rate of the area where the student is from, the household income of the student, and the quality of the student’s high school. Students will also earn a higher adversity score if English isn’t their first language.

The College Board said the adversity score will not consider the race of the student. However, many critics of the adversity score have pointed out that the score seems to use many factors that are heavily correlated with race.

This fall, 150 colleges plan to use the adversity score in their admissions processes.

This new policy has received major backlash from Americans who believe that college admissions should be solely based on academic performance.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/dumbing-down-of-america-sat-exam-will-now-include-adversity-score-video/
https://web.archive.org/web/20190523222501/https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/dumbing-down-of-america-sat-exam-will-now-include-adversity-score-video/


Reader 05/24/2019 (Fri) 18:45:56 [Preview] No.14772 del
God dammit this is just hilarious xD!
USA is not content with slowly dwindling into ruin, in fact it seems eager to speed ahead toward idiocracy! Awesome.


Reader 05/24/2019 (Fri) 23:00:08 Id: a24732 [Preview] No.14774 del
>>14770
Most American colleges have been considering factors like this for decades. That's what could be considered a problem, but not the fact alone that the College Board is now making an attempt to standardize it.

At least they are not considering race and ethnicity. Colleges are perfectly comfortable basing admissions off of that, so in a way, the "adversity score" is a step down.

I have known far too many people in high school who told me they "just don't test well". To me, this translates as, "My family is well off, which makes it effortless for me to do well in school, but if you measure my intelligence with an actual test, then you will see that I'm not actually that smart".

As I shouldn't have to explain unless you're reading this from inside your own ass, someone living in an adverse environment would see measurably lower grades and performance (GPA, extracurriculars) in school than that same person growing up in a wealthy household. The difference is lessened for standardized testing, because, in that case, only one's ability to reason and knowledge about various subjects is examined. Everyone is given the same time and environment, which removes the advantage that upper- and middle-class students have.

By factoring in the Overall Disadvantage Level, you are making their grades a more accurate portrayal of their intelligence. I would consider this an improvement from what colleges do now, which is adjusting applicants' SAT/ACT scores up or down based on what their race is. Instead, the balancing should be done to the other parts of their application, where poverty is actually a factor.


Reader 05/25/2019 (Sat) 15:47:34 [Preview] No.14775 del
>Type: Posting deletion
>User:AdolfHitler
>Board: news
>Time: 05/24/2019 (Fri) 22:40:18
>User AdolfHitler deleted the following posts: 14773 from board /news/.

Why deleting that?


Reader Board volunteer 05/25/2019 (Sat) 17:01:03 Id: f093bf [Preview] No.14776 del
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When deletions happen unrecorded, they're my posts. I rambled off about my personal life in relation to the OP, then decided it was best to delete that. For this thread. For the "NOT A JOKE" thread, it was another response of mine. If I delete something from another anon, a screenshot of it will be posted in the Meta sticky.
Edited last time by AdolfHitler on 05/25/2019 (Sat) 17:04:42.



China Cancles Trade Talks With US Reader 05/23/2019 (Thu) 22:15:13 Id: 783203 [Preview] No. 14769 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The latest U.S. actions on trade are preventing negotiations with Beijing from proceeding, China's Commerce Ministry said Thursday.

"If the U.S. would like to keep on negotiating it should, with sincerity, adjust its wrong actions. Only then can talks continue," Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng said Thursday in Mandarin, according to a CNBC translation.

He did not mention any U.S. actions specifically, but it's been a tense couple of weeks between the world's two-largest economies. President Donald Trump unexpectedly accused China of reneging on a deal earlier this month and announced that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would increase to 25% from 10% on May 10. Beijing retaliated with raising levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products. In the last two weeks, his administration also put Chinese telecom giant Huawei on a blacklist that prevents it from buying from American companies without U.S. government permission.

Google said Sunday it would cut ties with Huawei in order to comply with the order. But after the U.S. temporarily eased some restrictions on trade for the telecom and smartphone company, Google said Tuesday it plans to work with Huawei over the next 90 days.

"The U.S. ... crackdown on Chinese companies not only seriously damages the normal commercial cooperation between both countries, but it also forms a great threat to the security of the global industrial and supply chain," Gao said. "China is firmly opposed to this. We will closely monitor developments and make adequate preparations."

U.S Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC's Ylan Mui on Wednesday that a trip to Beijing has not been planned. Trump has said he plans to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in late June at the G-20 meeting in Japan.

When asked Thursday whether Xi would meet Trump then, Gao referred reporters to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190523201921/https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/23/china-says-trade-talks-cant-continue-unless-us-addresses-its-wrong-actions.html



NOT A JOKE: Democrats Want To Ban The Words 'Man' and 'Woman', Outlaw Gender Identity Reader 05/22/2019 (Wed) 16:47:20 Id: 36dae9 [Preview] No. 14753 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
One of the first things Americans need to understand about Democrats is that virtually every piece of legislation they propose is misnamed.

For instance, Obamacare — officially called “The Affordable Care Act” — made healthcare unaffordable for millions of Americans and far more expensive than it previously was for tens of millions more.

And the recently-passed “Equality Act” is not about ‘equal rights.’ It is actually about creating inequality among Americans by conveying extra rights onto a small subset of people who are already protected under the civil rights laws…at the risk of rights of the vast majority of all other Americans.

Last week, all Democrats in the Dem-controlled House, along with eight Republicans, voted in favor of the Equity Act. By a vote of 236-173, the act, if it passes the Senate and is signed by POTUS Trump (neither of which seems likely), will “broaden the definition of protected classes to include sex, sexual orientation and gender identity,” according to a tweet from Roll Call.

As reported by TownHall, if a person only read the title of the legislation, passage would seem like a shoe-in. But once you dig deeper into the bill, as many Republicans did, you discover:

The legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity to characteristics protected by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. To Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the bill is “a top priority because equality for the LGBTQ community is a top priority” for the party.

The GOP disagrees, however. The bill will mandate “top-down, government-led discrimination against all Americans who hold a differing view of human sexuality and gender,” Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) said at a press conference on Thursday.

Thus, a vote for the act “is a vote against parents, it’s a vote against women, it’s a vote against doctors, it’s a vote against educators, it’s a vote against children.”

“The Equality Act represents the absolute worst of the radical-left’s pro-infanticide, anti-conscience agenda,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said in a statement. “By amending the definition of ‘sex’ in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this legislation codifies a fundamental right to an abortion up until the moment of birth. It also ensures that American taxpayers foot the bill for these abortions by effectively eliminating Hyde protections – protections I recently pledged to uphold in a letter to Speaker Pelosi.”

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Reader 05/22/2019 (Wed) 18:36:51 Id: ae6d40 [Preview] No.14755 del
>that image
I don't find it difficult to hate the "Democratic or Republican" systems at the same time, at all. This is because I'm aware it's an illusion. Historically. They originated as the Democratic-Republican party. At least the ObamaCare penalty was rescinded.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5/text
^This law right here. Interesting. So you can't stereotype sexual orientation or "gender identity". I'm a straight white male. That's my identity. I think I'll call the cops whenever I see someone talking shit about white people and/or men. That is when it passes the Senate and is signed by the fat orange kike.
>and the recently-passed “Equality Act” is not about ‘equal rights.’
It wasn't recently passed, OP. Not yet.


Reader 05/22/2019 (Wed) 23:37:11 [Preview] No.14757 del
Yes, yes, let hate be your guide.

Couch your consideration of all proposed legislation in terms of your hatred for others.

Oppose policies that benefit those you hate.


Reader 05/23/2019 (Thu) 00:36:15 Id: ae6d40 [Preview] No.14758 del
>>14757
Why would I consider any proposed legislation? All they're going to pass is constant bills for Israel, made jews a protected class with HR672, and typical jewish subversion like the homosexual agenda they're trying to pass making criticism of faggots and dykes illegal. I see no reason why I shouldn't base my decisions off of hate for the political swindle. Supporting any of these current ZOG puppets is a complete waste of time.


Reader 05/23/2019 (Thu) 04:24:47 Id: bcf906 [Preview] No.14762 del
>>14755
The pic was just a meme I found on the internet and I decided to just go with it, rather than dig up a pic of crazy leftists at some university as I would normally do for something like this. I know this legislation never passed yet, but it is one of their crazy Marxist subversion tactics and it should be called out.


Reader 05/23/2019 (Thu) 21:54:32 [Preview] No.14767 del
Yes! Anything good is always only for jew faggot dykes. Hatred is The Way. May your dying thought, many bitter hate-filled years from now, be an anger that you didn't hate more.



Good! Farage's Brexit Party Set To Destroy The Corrupt UK Political Establishment Reader 05/23/2019 (Thu) 14:51:43 Id: b59a09 [Preview] No. 14763 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Since Nigel Farage officially launched the 'Brexit Party' six weeks during a coming-out party in Coventry, Farage and his allies have ridden widespread frustration with a seemingly ineffectual British political establishment to the top of the polls, attracting waves of defectors from the Tories and Labour.

The most recent polls - taken just days before the vote, which, for the UK, will take place on Thursday - show the Brexit Party is up by double-digits over its nearest rival, the Liberal Democrats. Meanwhile, support for Labour and the Tories has dwindled to single-digit levels.

BREX-EFDD: 37% (+3)
LDEM-ALDE: 19% (+2)
LAB-S&D: 13% (-2)
GREENS-G/EFA: 12% (+1)
CON-ECR: 7% (-2)

+/- 8-17 May 2019

— Europe Elects (@EuropeElects) May 21, 2019

If the Brexit Party succeeds, its candidates will occupy a plurality of the UK's 73 MEP seats. In the European Parliament, they will join a growing group of euroskeptic parties that have pledged to oppose the Brussels agenda at every turn and, where they can, change it entirely.

Ironically, the New York Times offers one of the most apt explanations of how Farage managed to pull this off:

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Reader 05/23/2019 (Thu) 15:23:30 Id: b59a09 [Preview] No.14764 del
Someone said Anne Marie Water’s For Britain Party is another good option and alternative. Who knows if this Brexit Party is lined full of (((cuckservatives))), could very well be. Although it seems like the mostly likely alternative they have. If you are a Brit and don't trust them, might want to check out Anne Marie Water’s For Britain Party instead.


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>the dithering Tories
>pro-Leave Tories
English people. Fucking hell. All I know about Brexit is it's the British exit from the EU.



British Steel Industry Collapse Threatens 25,000 Jobs Reader 05/23/2019 (Thu) 16:27:00 Id: 49446b [Preview] No. 14765 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Nearly 5,000 steelworkers’ jobs and another 20,000 in supply industries could be wiped out after Tuesday’s announcement that British Steel is insolvent.

The company, owned by “vulture fund” Greybull Capital, is the second largest steel producer in the UK after Tata. Its main plant is in the town of Scunthorpe in the Northeast of England where steel production goes back 150 years and where more than 3,000 workers are employed. Other jobs are threatened at the company’s plants in Skinningrove, north Yorkshire and at Blaydon, in Gateshead. The firm also has a research and development facility in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Every job lost will be a tragedy for workers and their families in the areas of the country, long blighted by deindustrialisation, joblessness and low-paid work. Scunthorpe, with a population of just 83,000, is heavily reliant on employment at the plant. Unemployment in North Lincolnshire stands at 4.8 percent and would almost double to 8.4 percent (twice the national average) with the closure of the Scunthorpe plant. Workers at present earn around £36,000 ($45,528), compared to the average wage in Scunthorpe of just over £22,000 ($27,827).

Employees turning up for work on Wednesday were uncertain whether they would still be in work in 24 hours. Those who spoke to the media said they were being kept in the dark about what was happening. A 19-year-old employee expressed the fears of many, “It's going to be terrible for the town, everyone in Scunthorpe has a family member who works here so the effect will be huge.”

One of British Steel’s main suppliers, Hargreaves Services, a logistics firm based in the northeast of England, said that 170 jobs could be impacted if British Steel closes.

The Scunthorpe mill is one of only two integrated steel producers in the UK, the other being Tata’s plant in Port Talbot, South Wales that employs more than 4,000 workers.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/23/stee-m23.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20190523162309/https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/23/stee-m23.html



Scientists Expose China - NOT The USA - As The Number 1 Biggest Polluter Reader 05/23/2019 (Thu) 04:20:39 Id: 3cc514 [Preview] No. 14761 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
It's been exactly one year since US scientists reported a mysterious surge in ozone-destroying chemicals, known as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Banned in 1987 under the globally signed Montreal Protocol, there was only one explanation: somewhere out there, in an unknown location, someone must have gone rogue, setting back progress on the ozone hole by a decade or more.

After much speculation, the whereabouts and magnitude of these harmful emissions has been confirmed in scientific research. As earlier reporting in The New York Times had already suggested, they seem to be coming from the northeast coast of mainland China.

Since the Montreal Protocol was declared a success in 2013, this highly industrial region has continued to emit, whether accidentally or not, CFC-11: the second most abundant chlorofluorocarbon in the atmosphere. Between the periods of 2008-2012 and 2014-2017, in fact, CFC-11 emissions increased here by roughly 110 percent.

"This increase accounts for a substantial fraction (at least 40 to 60 per cent) of the global rise in CFC-11 emissions," an international team of researchers writes in a new report.

"We find no evidence for a significant increase in CFC-11 emissions from any other eastern Asian countries or other regions of the world where there are available data for the detection of regional emissions."

These violations are likely going unreported because even though CFC-11 is illegal, it is also one of the cheapest ways to produce new foam insulation in refrigerators and buildings.

After tracking down documents and international sources, journalists at The New York Times and independent investigators discovered that in some factories in China, illegal CFC use has been slipping through the cracks for years.

The examples given are based in Xingfu, a rural industrial town in China's Shandong province, and incidentally, that is the very same province that the scientists landed on too.

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NO! The Economy Is NOT 'Booming', Government Lies, Thousands More Jobs Being Lost Reader 05/23/2019 (Thu) 00:51:57 Id: daef94 [Preview] No. 14760 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
If the U.S. economy is “booming” and very bright days are ahead, then why are many large US corporations laying off thousands of workers?

Layoffs are starting to come fast and furious now, and this is happening even though the government denies the US is in a depression or great recession. Of course many are convinced that we are actually in a recession at this moment. In fact, according to John Williams of shadowstats.com if the government was actually using honest numbers they would show that we have been in a recession for quite some time. But the narrative that the mainstream media keeps feeding us is that the U.S. economy is “doing well” and that the outlook for the future is positive. Well, if that is true then why are big companies laying off so many workers right now?

Let’s start by talking about Ford Motor Company. On Monday, they announced that they will be laying off approximately 7,000 workers…

Ford Motor said Monday that it is laying off about 7,000 managers and other salaried employees, about 10% of its white-collar workforce across the globe, as part of a restructuring plan designed to save the No. 2 automaker $600 million annually.

The cuts, some of which were previously announced by the company, will be completed by August, Ford CEO Jim Hackett said in an email to employees Monday.

Another large firm that is laying off thousands of workers is Nestle…

Nestle SA’s U.S. unit will dismiss about 4,000 workers as it stops delivering frozen pizza and ice cream directly to stores and transitions to a warehouse model that’s becoming an industry standard for Big Food companies looking to trim costs.

And we also recently learned that 3M is planning to get rid of about 2,000 workers…

3M plans to cut 2,000 globally as part of a restructuring due to a slower-than-expected 2019.

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