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Gun Control Canada! At Least Four Dead After Shooting In Fredericton Reader 08/10/2018 (Fri) 14:54:28 Id: cd007b [Preview] No. 11760 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Four people were killed, including two police officers, in a Friday morning shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, according to local police.

One suspect was apprehended following a two-hour search in which police told people to stay inside and lock their doors. The area is "contained for the foreseeable future as the investigation is ongoing."

Of the four people killed in this morning's shootings on Brookside Drive, two were Fredericton Police officers. No names are being released at this time. Please appreciate this is a difficult time for their families and our colleagues. We will provide more info when we can.

— Fredericton Police (@CityFredPolice) August 10, 2018

UDPATE: At this time we can confirm that we have one suspect in custody.

Police continue to have the Brookside area contained for the foreseeable future as the investigation is ongoing.

Please continue to avoid the area and follow us for the facts.

— Fredericton Police (@CityFredPolice) August 10, 2018

We have heard what sounds to be four gunshots in the last few minutes @CTVAtlantic pic.twitter.com/l31i8xGtDa

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Reader 08/10/2018 (Fri) 14:54:55 Id: cd007b [Preview] No.11761 del
David MacCoubrey said he awoke in his apartment on Brookside Drive around 7:07 a.m. local time (6:07 a.m. ET) to the sound of gunshots "10 meters from my bed."

MacCoubrey told The Associated Press that three gunshots woke him up, and as many as 17 more have been fired between that time and around 8:30 a.m.

He says his apartment complex has four buildings in a square, and it sounded like the shots were coming from the middle of the complex.

Mr MacCoubrey said police have been searching the complex and he has been sitting on the floor of his home away from windows. -NBC News

"With the tempo, it might've been a gunshot," said MacCoubrey. "It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop."

Police say that despite a person being in custody, the situation in Fredericton, Canada, is still ongoing. CBSN will continue to bring you live updates throughout the day https://t.co/5AEo5CEX63 pic.twitter.com/5UrnLU9NjI

- CBS News (@CBSNews) August 10, 2018


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Cracks Down On Police Corruption, Corrupt Cops To Be Murdered Reader 08/08/2018 (Wed) 19:57:29 Id: 098bf5 [Preview] No. 11690 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
President Rodrigo Duterte has demonstratively threatened to keep a close watch on and to neutralize suspected corrupt cops if they ever make a single mistake that taints the public image of the Philippines’ police force.

More than one hundred policemen, who are currently being probed for various offenses across the country, were delivered to Malacañang Palace for a public scolding by the Philippines’ president, who made it clear from the start that they are totally “useless” to the country and represent a “plague” of society.

“I’ll be frank to the entire Philippines. If you continue your way, son of a b*tch, I will really kill you. You can be sure of that. I have nothing else to do with you fools,” Duterte told the policemen, who are accused of robbery, extortion, kidnapping, rape and other corrupt actions.

Those involved in drug-related offenses amid the administration’s ongoing battle against narcotics in the country were especially singled out by the 73-year-old, to be hunted down by a special unit.

“Those involved in drug syndicates, corruption, I have a special unit that will monitor you for the rest of your lives. And if you make another mistake, I’ll have you killed,” Duterte said, promising to review individual cases.

Describing those brought before him as “criminals” and “dogs,” the president asked their families not to come crying to him if one day the corrupt cops are murdered. “If these sons of b*tches die, don’t come to us yelling ‘human rights, due process’ because I warned you already,” he warned, in Filipino.

Trying to protect the image of law enforcement in the country, amid international and domestic criticism of the drug war, remains one of Duterte’s top priories. More than 1,800 cops out of 6,401 facing administrative charges were dismissed from the force and some 3,600 temporarily suspended during the time of Duterte’s presidency, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said last week. Among those sacked were 261 policemen who tested positive for drugs.

Just as Duterte threatened to kill corrupt policemen, a third person from the so-called presidential ‘drug list’ of former officials and politicians was killed in less than a week. Exequiel Sangco, a former member of the Valenzuela City police force, was gun downed by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) after he pulled a gun on authorities during the arrest.


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It's about-

Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 20:06:21 [Preview] No.11735 del
Why do we care about the Philippines again?

Where are my Hawaiian news?

Reader 08/10/2018 (Fri) 01:58:41 Id: f9cb2f [Preview] No.11747 del
Hawaiian news is welcome if anything relevant is being reported. If there is, then you can post it yourself because I haven't seen anything significant from Hawaii lately.

Reader Board owner 08/10/2018 (Fri) 03:32:54 Id: 3a02fe [Preview] No.11751 del
Any world region's news is welcome, as long as it has nothing to do with Indians shitting (and must be current events).

Good! Lord Rothschild Admits The 'New World Order' Is At Risk Reader 08/10/2018 (Fri) 01:05:53 Id: 0682f5 [Preview] No. 11742 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Over the past three years, an unexpected voice of caution has emerged from one of the most legendary families in finance: Lord Jacob Rothschild.

Readers may recall that as part of the RIT Capital Partners 2014 annual report commentary, the scion of Rothschild family warned that "the geopolitical situation is most dangerous since WWII." One year later, Jacob Rothschild again warned about the outcome of "what is surely the greatest experiment in monetary policy in the history of the world", and then again in August 2017 he cautioned that "share prices have in many cases risen to unprecedented levels at a time when economic growth is by no means assured."

Little did he know that they were only going to keep rising, but related to that, he also made another warning which the market has so far blissfully ignored:

"The period of monetary accommodation may well be coming to an end. Geopolitical problems remain widespread and are proving increasingly difficult to resolve."

Fast forward to today when in the latest half-year commentary from RIT Capital Partners, Lord Rothschild has made his latest warning to date, this time focusing on the global economic system that was established after WWII, and which he believes is now in jeopardy.

The billionaire banker pointed to the US-China trade war and the Eurozone crisis as the key problems putting economic order at risk, and the lack of a "common approach" - a reference to the gradual unwind of globalization in the wake of President Trump - that has made "co-operation today much more difficult":

"In 9/11 and in the 2008 financial crisis, the powers of the world worked together with a common approach. Co-operation today is proving much more difficult. This puts at risk the post-war economic and security order."

It wasn't clear if he was referring to the post-war fiat standard that emerged once FDR devalued the dollar relative to gold, and then fixed a price for the yellow metal, a tenuous link that was subsequently destroyed by Nixon who finally took the US off the gold standard, or the primacy of the dollar which emerged as the world's reserve currency after the end of WWII, but whenever one of the people who profited handsomely from the "post war world order" warns it may be on its last legs, it may be time to worry.

With global risks growing, how is Rothschild positioned? The Lord writes that "in the circumstances our policy is to maintain our limited exposure to quoted equities and to enter into new commitments with great caution" and indeed, in the first half, RIT had a net quoted equity exposure of only 47%, historically low. The reason: the iconic banking family is concerned that the 10-year bullish cycle and market rally could finally be ending.

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Reader 08/10/2018 (Fri) 01:06:22 Id: 0682f5 [Preview] No.11744 del
One potential risk is Europe, where debt levels have reached "potentially destructive levels":

"The problems confronting the Eurozone are of concern – both political and economic – given the potentially destructive levels of debt in a number of countries."

There is also the threat that the global trade war escalates substantially from here, as Chinese stocks have learned the hard way:

"The likelihood of trade wars has increased tension and the impact on equities has been marked, for example by early July the Shanghai Composite Index had dropped some 22% from its peak in January."

Rothschild also echoed the recent warning from the head of the Indian Central Bank, warning that the shrinking of global dollar liquidity is hurting emerging markets:

"Problems are likely to continue in emerging markets, compounded by rising interest rates and the US Fed’s monetary policy which has drained global dollar liquidity. We have already seen the impact on the Turkish and Argentinian currencies."

Finally, Rothschild remains understandably "concerned about geo-political problems including Brexit, North Korea and the Middle East, at a time when populism is spreading globally."


Reader 08/10/2018 (Fri) 01:19:06 Id: 0682f5 [Preview] No.11746 del
>The problems confronting the Eurozone are of concern – both political and economic – given the potentially destructive levels of debt in a number of countries.

This crisis was created deliberately by the Rothschilds' central banks.

>The likelihood of trade wars has increased tension and the impact on equities has been marked, for example by early July the Shanghai Composite Index had dropped some 22% from its peak in January."

We should have never outsourced our industry in the first place.

>Problems are likely to continue in emerging markets, compounded by rising interest rates and the US Fed’s monetary policy which has drained global dollar liquidity. We have already seen the impact on the Turkish and Argentinian currencies.

Who created these problems again, Mr. Rothschild? Trying to shift blame and accuse someone else for the actions of your own banking cabal?

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President Trump's In-Laws Revealed As Chain Migration Illegals Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 23:00:47 [Preview] No. 11737 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
"CHAIN MIGRATION must end now! Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil. NOT ACCEPTABLE!"

- President Trump, November 2017

August 2018 - Melania Trump's Slovenian parents use chain migration to become US citizens with no public documentation released that they did it legally and no evidence that they held green cards for five years prior to swearing in as required by law. It was also just discovered that Melania was not present at her own swearing-in ceremony and never pledged allegience, raising questions about her own immigration status.


Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 23:23:52 Id: 584614 [Preview] No.11738 del
Wow, what a bitter pill for both political sides to swallow. Thanks anon, love this!

I still support crackdown on illegal immigration though. We have too many people coming into the US from dangerous third world countries. If they are properly vetted, forced to take an English course and have no criminal background I'd say fine, let them come here to live a normal life. They must assimilate with our culture and laws though. No special treatments.

Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 23:30:12 Id: 584614 [Preview] No.11739 del
Here's a working archive:


BTW, I thought Melania Trump was Jewish, right? Or was that one of his other wives? Either way. What also needs to be cracked down is dual-citizenship status which is BULLSHIT. No one should be allowed to be a citizen of another country and be allowed near American politics or governmental institutions. This is why the Jewish lobby has so much freaking control over our foreign policies right now.

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Melanoma Trump is Slovenian. Trump is jewish from Johann Jakob Kober and Katherina Kober. Katherina is also the mother of Frederick Trump the first's two jewish sisters, Elisabetha Freund and Syblia Schuster. Donald's aunt Elizabeth married William O. Walter, jewish. Trump grew up in Jamaica Estates, which has a high population of Orthodox jews. Both of Trump's parents, Fred and Elizabeth, passed away at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and obviously their three children are all jewish.

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I should have specified: Johann Jakob Kober is Trump's great great grandfather, and that jew's daughter Katherina Kober is his great grandmother.

China Abruptly Removes Tariffs On US LNG Oil, Too Much Of A Fiscal Risk Reader 08/10/2018 (Fri) 01:04:28 Id: c215e3 [Preview] No. 11741 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/11692

China abruptly changed course Wednesday and removed oil from a list of American products it is subjecting to tariffs, as the energy-hungry country acknowledged the limits on trade war losses it can absorb.

Beijing announced on Wednesday that it would impose retaliatory 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports, a response to the Trump administration after it issued similar tariffs against China on Tuesday.

China's new tariffs will target U.S. automobiles, steel products, medical equipment, and some energy products, including coal, diesel, gasoline, and propane.

But for now, China will not put tariffs on U.S. crude oil. An early draft of potential tariff targets published by China in June did include crude oil.

China is the largest U.S. market for crude exports. Experts say China spared U.S. oil because it may struggle to get it elsewhere due to disruptions from other major suppliers.

“China’s decision to take crude oil off the list may signal its realization that the country would have more to lose from a 25 percent tariff on U.S. crude as the supply related uncertainty deepens in the global oil market,” said Jane Nakano, a senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “Denying itself access to U.S. crude would have made crude oil imports more expensive for China and may have triggered energy security concern, especially if world developments drive up the global oil prices.”

Among the most pressing supply issues for China, and other major buyers, is that Iran is facing renewed oil sanctions imposed by the U.S., and Venezuela is suffering from a political and financial crisis that has dramatically limited production there.

U.S. crude oil exports to China went from nothing before 2016 to a record 15 million barrels in June.

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CENSORSHIP BLOWBACK! Alex Jones Gets 5.6 Million New Subscribers Since Big Tech Blacklisting Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 08:48:23 Id: 3dc2cd [Preview] No. 11711 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/news/11602 ; >>>/news/11620 ; >>>/news/11631 ; >>>/news/11645
ALTERNATIVES: >>>/endtimes/34 ; >>>/endtimes/39

Alex Jones claims 5.6 million people have subscribed to his free Infowars newsletter and podcast over the last 48 hours.

These 48 hours have been crucial for Jones, as the Big Tech monopolies and left-wing news outlets like CNN and BuzzFeed have joined forces to blacklist/erase Infowars from the public square.

Jones and Infowars have had their accounts canceled – have been effectively purged and erased – from YouTube, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify, Stitcher, and Pinterest. Even the emailing service MailChimp blacklisted Jones, in what has been a highly effective and coordinated media/Big Tech campaign to silence a vocal Trump supporter.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Jones said Wednesday, “The good news is Infowars has had the highest traffic it’s ever had – 5.6 million new subscribers in the past 48 hours – and so has my radio show.”

Jones added, “De-platforming doesn’t do anything, we already have the subscribers, it doesn’t do very much.”

On YouTube, Jones reportedly had 2.2 million subscribers. Jones claims these new subscribers more than make up for the loss of that platform.

“The loss we’ve had … on various platforms, has been way compensated by millions of new subscribers and visitors to our website, the mobile app, to our free podcast,” Jones said. “We’ve never had this much people signing up for our news letter, podcast, video feeds, they’re all hitting subscribe, subscribe, subscribe.”

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Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 15:28:08 Id: b0a8f5 [Preview] No.11723 del
anyone that supports this kike in any capacity is a complete zionist tool and prob a dumb ass boomer as well.

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Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 15:47:06 Id: 1a8891 [Preview] No.11725 del
That doesn't give anyone an excuse to censor and ban others off media platforms. This totalitarian censorship is only making him (and others like him) more desirable to listen to.

Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 16:36:27 Id: f12342 [Preview] No.11733 del
As I've said before, he was censored and removed for pointing out that there were jewish actors in Charlottesville. If you actually watch every video I uploaded, you'll pick up on the few key admissions he makes (such as it "doesn't do any good"), and also when he used to freely admit it was international jewry taking over everything. I used to watch Alex Jones back during the Bush administration. He revealed a lot. He wasn't the mirror image of a pro-wrestling actor with overdramatic bullshit. He is now.

Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 16:38:34 Id: f12342 [Preview] No.11734 del
I meant to say. Also, this anon knows everything relevant: >>11724
Don't skip that over, waving your hands going "b-but it doesn't matter!".

Turkey Is Getting Into The Oil Buisness, Huge Potential To Compete With Russia and the US Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 16:23:55 Id: 23181e [Preview] No. 11730 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Obscured by the shadow of the heated debate raging in Europe over the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline, natural gas investments capable of transforming European energy access and security in the Black Sea region are underway in Turkey. Aware of the potential importance of these new natural gas corridors, Turkey has positioned itself to become an important player alongside — if not at the expense of — Russia, which has historically been the main natural gas supplier to both Turkey and Europe. But whether this coming diversification of natural gas supply into the Black Sea region will be a decisive win for Turkey or a gain for European energy security remains to be seen. It will depend on the level to which Turkey remains independent of Russian influence and whether Turkey itself follows market rules as it dispenses natural gas flowing from Russia, Azerbaijan, and potentially other Caspian suppliers onward to Europe.

Turkey’s geology does not support natural gas independence. The country produces only 0.8 percent of the natural gas it consumes. It also lacks suitable natural formations such as salt caverns that could provide large storage capacity and thereby insulate Turkey from either supply disruptions or price hikes. However, what Turkey lacks in geology it makes up for in location, which if well used, gives Turkey the potential to reduce the country’s dependence on any single supplier of natural gas, transform Turkey into a natural gas hub for Europe, and render the country a more significant economic and geopolitical force in both Europe and Asia.

Located at the crossroad of natural gas-rich Asia and natural-gas poor Europe, Turkey’s leaders understand the role their country can play in the region. Already laced by natural gas pipelines that deliver fuel from Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan, Turkey has engaged in new natural gas projects and pipelines, most notably the Turkish Stream and Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) both of which are currently underway.

Turkey was also an early mover in recognizing the potential of liquefied natural gas. The country’s two existing liquefied natural gas import terminals — the Marmara Ereglisi Terminal and the Aliaga Terminal have been operating since 1994 and 2006, respectively. To take advantage of the rapidly expanding and globalizing liquefied natural gas market, Turkey has also invested in floating liquefaction and regasification units, including world’s largest such facility, called the Challenger that opened in February 2018. Turkey’s investment in these units contributes to the flexibility of supply and provides additional import capacity. It also provides additional storage capacity that the country has not been able to build otherwise.

Bringing in new sources of natural gas from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Israel, Cyprus, the United States, Norway, or Qatar reduces Turkey’s dependence on any one supplier — especially vis-à-vis Russia, which had historically dominated gas exports to Turkey.

Yet Turkey is not simply seeking to diversify supply. The capacity of the new country’s infrastructure is higher than Turkey’s current and projected demand. This holds even when one considers Turkey’s growing natural gas demand, which nearly doubled from 27 billion cubic meters in 2005 to the record 53.5 billion cubic meters in 2017. Turkey is also trying to reduce demand growth to further insulate its economy from imported natural gas. Instead it is focusing on coal and wind generation, both of which are available domestically.

The shift is driven in part by a desire to reduce strong seasonality as well as ensure energy security. But embracing an energy strategy that creates overcapacity also signals an outward focus in Turkey’s view of its future energy role. Awash in natural gas deliveries from highly diversified pool of suppliers, Turkey hopes to dominate the market by becoming a natural gas hub for Europe, particularly Southeast Europe, which is less connected to E.U. natural gas infrastructure and remains heavily dependent on Russia.

Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 16:25:11 Id: 23181e [Preview] No.11731 del
If Turkey becomes a hub through which a diverse set of suppliers sends its natural gas to Southeast and Southern Europe, the country stands not only to amass economic benefits that include transit fees and potentially cheaper gas for domestic consumption. It can also use the status of an energy hub to heighten its geopolitical weight in the region, vis-à-vis Russia and the European Union.

But the extent to which Turkey’s quest to become an energy hub succeeds — and the extent to which it benefits Turkey and the European Union — depends on multiple factors. First, the future of relations between Ankara and Moscow is unclear. Russia is well known to use natural gas as a way to play carrot-and-stick politics. And cheap Russian gas can become a problem if it cannot be replaced at a short notice and comparable price by gas from other suppliers.

Second, if the Russian-Turkish reconciliation goes too well and the countries coordinate their geopolitical goals, Southeast Europe could become exposed to even stronger geopolitical pressure, especially if the region is unable to take advantage of natural gas supplies in addition to Turkish transit. This is particularly a concern if Southeast European countries are not able to push forward with their own network and diversification projects that currently include the Greece-Bulgaria and Greece-Italy interconnectors, the liquefied natural gas terminal in Krrk, Croatia, or the Northern Gate, a new pipeline that would bring additional supplies of natural gas from Norway. In the context of ongoing Turkish-Russian rapprochement, a Southeastern Europe that is dependent on Turkish gas may be no better off than it is today, dependent on Russian gas.

Third, Turkey’s geography is not enough to guarantee that its energy hub dreams become reality. It is not yet guaranteed that Turkey will have sufficient supplies, in large part because the magnitude of flows of gas via TANAP is not yet clear. This includes the concern about above-the-ground factors that could disturb natural gas delivery, including security issues regarding gas transfer from Iran or Turkmenistan, or related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Some uncertainty also surrounds TAP, the planned European pipeline that would haul gas supplies delivered to Turkey via TANAP further into Europe. As recently as June 6 the Italian government has declared that it would revisit whether the pipeline should be allowed to pass the country’s territory. And though today the Italian government is back to supporting the pipeline, the local Italian opposition is raising concerns about its timely completion. Even when it comes to Russian supplies, there are limitations on the prospective supply that could transit Turkey. At this point only two instead of the initially planned four strings of Turkish Stream are being built.

Additionally, a major prerequisite for an energy hub is a liberalized market that allows for free trading of gas. It is encouraging that Turkish Energy Stock Exchange Istanbul (EPIAS) has begun testing an online natural gas trading system. All things considered, however, Turkey still lacks a market sufficiently liberalized to support a well functioning hub. While Turkey has enacted laws aimed at supporting its natural gas market, state-owned BOTAS continues to dominate the Turkish market.

Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 16:25:37 Id: 23181e [Preview] No.11732 del
Turkey is doing all the right things to position itself as an important player that could influence both Asian suppliers of natural gas and European customers. At least for the time being, this influence includes the largest and most powerful of natural gas suppliers to Europe — Russia. Turkey is succeeding because it is engaging multiple suppliers that can provide relatively cheap natural gas, limiting use of natural gas domestically so that it is has more to export, and building flexible supply options and storage facilities.

Through these policies, Turkey is becoming an important European energy security player. In particular, gas deliveries through TANAP will help to diversify the gas market in the Southeast Europe, which has been dependent on Russian gas. But the close association that Turkey has forged with Russia could create risks, too, if Turkey tries to use gas as a political tool against Europe. For this reason, Europe should retain its focus on building market connectivity in its Southern and Southeast regions — with Turkey, and beyond.


WAY WORSE THAN NSA SPYING: Democrats Push Most Totalitarian Internet Regulation Bill Yet Reader 08/07/2018 (Tue) 03:11:36 Id: cadc92 [Preview] No. 11631 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on so-called "Russian bots" and "fake news." To save American trust in "our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets," it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including comprehensive (GDPR-like) "data protection" (HA!) legislation of the sort enacted in the EU.

Titled "Potential Policy Proposals for Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms," the draft policy paper—penned by Sen. Mark Warner and leaked by an unknown source to Axios—the paper starts out by noting that Russians have long spread disinformation, including when "the Soviets tried to spread 'fake news' denigrating Martin Luther King" (here he fails to mention that the Americans in charge at the time did the same). But NOW IT'S DIFFERENT, because technology.

Here's what Warner is suggesting:

Mandatory location verification. The paper suggests forcing social media platforms to authenticate and disclose the geographic origin of all user accounts or posts.

Would this ban the use of a VPN? What about Tor? What if someone is spoofing their IP and MAC addresses, would that become criminalized?

Mandatory identity verification: The paper suggests forcing social media and tech platforms to authenticate user identities and only allow "authentic" accounts ("inauthentic accounts not only pose threats to our democratic process...but undermine the integrity of digital markets", with "failure to appropriately address inauthentic account activity" punishable as "a violation of both SEC disclosure rules and/or Section 5 of the [Federal Trade Commission] Act."

What if people just lie about their names and come up with aliases? Would that be criminalized? How would this all be policed?

Bot labeling: Warner's paper suggests forcing companies to somehow label bots or be penalized (no word from Warner on how this is remotely feasible)

What defines "bots" ... anything you communist snots don't agree with?

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Reader 08/08/2018 (Wed) 16:23:19 Id: d47fe8 [Preview] No.11684 del
That's also what I've been doing. The best thing to do right now is to become as autonomous as possible.

Reader 08/08/2018 (Wed) 16:29:09 Id: be4c7c [Preview] No.11686 del
I agree. The tech firms are really building their own demise. Other people, when they start taking action, will bypass their system entirely, creating some new alternative that will wreck and shatter the monopolies these tech companies have. And - even IF we fail - we will still have the 'sneakernet' to share and swap media offline.

Reader 08/08/2018 (Wed) 16:49:22 Id: d47fe8 [Preview] No.11688 del
Also, if you're using a PC with the Intel ME, they're likely spying on you, either get one without ME, or use the ME Cleaner (https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner). As for AMD, they have a BIOS option to disable their equivalent of the ME, the PSP, which basically serves the same purpose as ME cleaner to Intel CPUs. When I say be autonomous, I mean not just with technology, I'll get to this later, but for now

Reader 08/08/2018 (Wed) 19:31:13 Id: cf2f8d [Preview] No.11689 del
You can add any opsec security tips here and it is highly appreciated: https://endchan.xyz/endtimes/res/65.html

If you can detail a "how to" for those who don't know how to utilize the tools/scripts that would be great. Luckily I have an older AMD laptop (not sure if it has ME) but I do not even store personal info on it (nor do I use this laptop for anything that could be traced to *me personally), so if it were to be hacked they're not going to find much. Maybe some media I recently downloaded but thats about it. Most of the files I actually own are completely offline. If I wanted to share something I'd likely have to get out my DVD binders, or dig through dozens of thumbdrives.

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Older AMD laptops don't have the "Secure processor", so you're fine.

Trump Working With Congress To Pass Prison Reforms As Jeff Sessions Pouts Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 15:48:03 Id: 9b8eeb [Preview] No. 11726 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Jon Ponder has lived both sides of the debate on criminal justice reform.

After two convictions for robbery, Ponder, 52, left prison a new man in 2009, he said. He was closer to God and had a better understanding of himself and his personal failings.

“I didn’t go to prison,” Ponder said of his transformation behind bars. “I went to Bible college.”

Now an associate minister at a Las Vegas church, Ponder is also the founder of HOPE for Prisoners, a program that helps more than 300 former inmates each year adjust to life after prison by providing financial advice, personal mentoring and connections to local employers.

Ponder’s personal journey and his efforts to help former prisoners turn their lives around have earned him several trips to the White House this year.

He and other ministers met with President Donald Trump last week, in hopes that Congress and the Trump administration can strike a deal on prison and sentencing reform.

Ponder said he believes Trump supports inmate re-entry programs as much as he does.

“I think that something would really have to be wrong with that man to sit down in that room and have the conversation with the (ministers) that he did, if he was not being sincere about this,” Ponder said. “I believe that he spoke from his heart. He shared in that room that he was very compassionate about this, and about the importance of people who are fighting for a second chance.”

As the White House seeks to make headway on criminal justice reform, Trump will meet with governors at his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., on Thursday to discuss prison and sentencing reform.

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Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 15:49:03 Id: 9b8eeb [Preview] No.11727 del
Trump supports the First Step Act, a bipartisan prison reform bill which passed the House in May. It would provide $250 million over 5 years to beef up education, vocational training and rehabilitation programs within the federal prison system.

Inmates who participate in the programs would receive credits toward early release and would be expected to be better prepared for employment once they leave prison.

“We passed the First Step Act through the House, and we’re working with the Senate to pass that into law. And I think we’ll be able to do it. When we say “hire American,” we mean all Americans -- every American, everybody,” Trump said at the meeting with ministers.

Although the bill passed 360-59, critics say the First Step Act doesn’t address the “front end” problem of longer prison sentences which have fueled decades of growth in the federal prison population.

To that end, the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 16-5 vote in February, calls for loosening federal sentencing guidelines for repeat non-violent drug offenders and scrapping the “three-strike” mandatory life in prison provision.

But after Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the proposal a “grave error,” the bill never made it to the Senate floor for a vote.

After a long impasse, Trump and GOP senators are now discussing a compromise proposal that would combine provisions of both bills.

After Trump and a group of GOP senators huddled on the issue last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, described the meeting as “promising.”

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Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 15:51:32 Id: 9b8eeb [Preview] No.11728 del
As long as they don't allow violent offenders or rapists out sooner than their prison sentences then I'm fine with this. People with drug charges should be punished in more humane ways: such as forced employment and routine drug tests.

Bureaucracy On Steroids! The EU Blew A Trillion Dollars Of 'Cohesion Money' Seeking Unity... Still Failed Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 14:16:31 Id: b15206 [Preview] No. 11721 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The EU spent nearly a trillion dollars of cohesion money. It turns out neither the donors nor the recipients are happy.

The WSJ reports The EU Spent a Bundle to Unify the Continent. It’s Not Working.

The European Union has spent nearly one trillion dollars to unify the continent by delivering highways and trains into places where there were once gravel paths. In current dollars, that is over eight times the size of the Marshall Plan that rebuilt Europe after World War II. The EU has built airports and bridges, trams and swimming pools. It has repaired castles and medieval churches.

It hasn’t bought love.

To the vexation of European leaders, some of the biggest recipients of funding are now hotbeds of discontent, brimming with voters disquieted by the cultural and political pressures that have accompanied European integration, and threatening the bloc’s cohesion.

The biggest recipient of EU cohesion funds in mainland France is Nord-Pas-de-Calais, once an industrial powerhouse of coal, steel and textiles. In parliament, it is represented by Marine Le Pen, the French presidential runner-up who proposed France hold an EU exit referendum.

Many locals say EU funding was overshadowed by the disadvantages of membership, including the obligation to accept migrants from other EU nations. Blaenau Gwent voters favored Brexit by 62% to 38% to leave the EU in 2016. It was Wales’ highest “leave” vote.

The future of the EU still hangs in the balance, with divisions over refugees in particular driving wedges between its member states. If copious spending during decades of European optimism couldn’t revive fading communities or unite the continent, EU officials worry about what comes next. Rising nationalism is pitting smaller, eastern countries against larger, western powers.

EU funding can carry onerous rules and stipulations involving complex paperwork and restrictions on project types, irking recipients. East European nationalists allege that much of the money flows back to German and French construction companies.

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Reader 08/09/2018 (Thu) 14:21:54 Id: b15206 [Preview] No.11722 del
Bureaucrats don't even understand basic economics, let alone the consequences of their policies. Most bureaucrats think that you can just buy your way out of some problem, or throw endless amounts of taxpayer currency at an error and make it go away. Never bothering to look at the root of the problems in the first place. All they do is leach and spend, write more laws, leach and spend, write more laws, leach and spend, write more laws, leach and spend, endlessly till they collapse in failure.