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Heavy Metal Confronts Its Nazi Problem Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 22:34:23 Id: 5dd8f1 [Preview] No. 14038 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Among bands that are said today to fall into the category of N.S.B.M., as it is often called, are М8Л8ТХ, from Russia, whose fans have given Nazi salutes during performances; a Finnish band, Goatmoon, which has performed in front of a backdrop resembling a Nazi flag; and Der Stürmer, from Greece, which shares a name with an anti-Semitic German newspaper whose editor, Julius Streicher, was convicted during the Nuremberg trials and then executed. Those bands and others, including Stahlfront, Sunwheel, Absurd, and Dark Fury, performed in December at the Asgardsrei festival, in Kiev, where Nazi-style displays abounded.

Because N.S.B.M. is a label that few bands are eager to embrace, deciding who ought to be categorized that way has often been a matter of debate. In the past few years, leftists have attempted to halt shows by metal bands whom they accuse of promoting Fascism or racism. In many cases, bands have countered that they have been mischaracterized, or that accusations are based upon past associations that have since been abandoned. In 2016, organizers of the Messe des Morts festival, in Montreal, cancelled an appearance by the Polish band Graveland after an Antifa group announced plans for a confrontational protest. The band responded on its Web site by writing, “Graveland is not NSBM!” Last year, the Norwegian band Taake cancelled its American tour dates after anti-Fascists posted photographs on social media of the band’s leader with a swastika image on his chest, along with the phone numbers of the venues where the band was to play. Taake denied that it had anything to do with Nazism, and accused its critics, including the rapper Talib Kweli, who cancelled a show at a club in Kansas City that had booked the band, of taking part in a witch hunt.

The announcements for the Black Flags shows, which also included performances by Racetraitor, Cloud Rat, Dawn Ray’d, and others, portrayed the rejection of far-right metal as an urgent issue, saying, in part, “The worldwide rise of violent white supremacy and fascism has put every one of us—but especially those in marginalized communities—at risk, and metal should not be allowed to become a breeding ground for right-wing extremism. . . . This festival is for those of us who reject and push back against that poison—who adhere to the mantra that ‘Metal is for everyone (except Nazis),’ and who are committed to cleaning up our own backyard.”

Kelly said that, because metal fans are part of a close-knit community, some may see criticism as an effort by outside forces to sanitize or change what they hold dear. One reason to organize the festival, she said, was to give metal fans and anti-Fascists a chance to see that there were areas where they could overlap. “I just wanted to show people that you can have militant politics and you can be a metalhead, and those things don’t have to be mutually exclusive at all,” she said. “I don’t understand how you can love something deeply, the way I love heavy metal, and not want it to be the best it can be, and how you would not want to share it with as many people as possible.”

Agenda thread. Don't come here with your plots.
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Reader 02/18/2019 (Mon) 11:15:53 Id: 6bc958 [Preview] No.14050 del
No dude.

I know who this anon is you are referring to. He is a leftist faggot from /n/ and he hates my guts because I'm no yuppie commie fag. He just found out that I post my news on this website too and he hates my threads. Thats why he recently started posting his leftist garbage here.

Reader 02/18/2019 (Mon) 20:43:34 Id: a580eb [Preview] No.14060 del
I'm no leftist myself, but inquiing minds want to know -- does he like crabs?

Reader 02/18/2019 (Mon) 22:32:43 [Preview] No.14061 del
>Heavy Metal Confronts Its Nazi Problem
Problem? What problem? It's Heavy Metal for fuck's sake!

>Last year, the Norwegian band Taake cancelled its American tour dates
That's a problem.

>because metal fans are part of a close-knit community, some may see criticism as an effort by outside forces to sanitize or change what they hold dear.
Yeah. Rap and hip-hop artists can sing of the unfairness of the world, and how many pigs they gonna cap to redress it. Whitey got you down? Gotta burn it all to the ground? Chant away, I'm cool with it. Their art, their voice, their show.

Rioting ain't all a black thing. All this news makes me think it's time we did some rioting of our own in their venues.

Reader 02/18/2019 (Mon) 23:52:56 [Preview] No.14062 del
>wants to go out and fuck with primal white men because muh ebil nazi boogeyman
they're going to bathe in your blood

Commiefornia Just Built A $10,000,000,000 Train To NO WHERE, Paid For By Taxpayers Reader 02/18/2019 (Mon) 14:28:05 Id: 843781 [Preview] No. 14058 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
RELATED: >>>/endpol/1128

A decade ago California voters approved a $10 billion bond measure to build a 520-mile high-speed train that would supposedly take riders from San Francisco to Los Angeles in two hours and 40 minutes. The choo-choo’s supporters vowed that the federal government and private investors would foot most of the estimated $33 billion bill, and the referendum explicitly stated there would be no subsidy. President Trump’s promise to make Mexico pay for a border wall was more believable.

The Obama Administration chipped in $3.5 billion on the condition the first 160-mile segment be built in the San Joaquin Valley district of Democratic Rep. Jim Costa, a longtime bullet-train supporter who provided a critical vote for ObamaCare. Former Gov. Jerry Brown made the train his special legacy project, his contribution at taxpayer expense to the illusion of stopping climate change. His people sent letter after letter claiming that our editorials were mistaken.

Our criticisms have now been validated by none other than Mr. Newsom. Cost projections for the train have soared to around $80 billion amid litigation, engineering challenges and ordinary government morass. Private investors have run the other way. The state rail authority has spent more than $5 billion acquiring and destroying hundreds of properties but not yet laid tracks. Taxpayers have lost patience, and Mr. Newsom stated the obvious on Tuesday that “there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to LA.”

The new Governor is thus proposing to finish the initial planned route from Merced to Bakersfield, now with the stated goal of revitalizing rural areas that have been parched due to water rationing.

Liberals envision that the bullet train will someday turn Fresno and Merced into Silicon Valley suburbs and ease the Bay Area’s housing shortage. But this too is a dream. As economic consultants William Grindley and Bill Warren document in a recent study, a worker who lives in Fresno would spend 10 hours and 20 minutes each day commuting to San Jose at a cost of $154 round trip—assuming no subsidies.

California’s bullet train provides a miniature model of the Green New Deal. Alas, the main reason liberals like Mr. Newsom are likely turning against it is they are eager to redirect taxpayer money to entitlements and other green largesse.


Chinese Data Leak Reveals Millions Of People Actively Tracked By Surveillance Network Reader 02/18/2019 (Mon) 13:35:21 Id: bb2270 [Preview] No. 14057 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Learn Proper OPSEC: https://archive.fo/isnXt

A data leak discovered by a Dutch internet expert has revealed over 2.5 million people who are under active surveillance by a Chinese government contractor, reports Reuters.

An exposed database maintained by Shenzhen-based facial-recognition technology company SenseNets Technology revealed ID card numbers, birth dates and location data which went unprotected for months, according to Victor Gevers, co-founder of GDI.Foundation - a nonprofit organization which hunts for critical vulnerabilities around the internet.

Exposed data also showed about 6.7 million location data points linked to the people which were gathered within 24 hours, tagged with descriptions such as “mosque”, “hotel,” “internet cafe” and other places where surveillance cameras were likely to be found. -Reuters

"It was fully open and anyone without authentication had full administrative rights. You could go in the database and create, read, update and delete anything," said Gevers.

SenseNets contracts with police departments across China, and is a subsidiary of Shenzhen-listed NetPosa Technologies Ltc, which has offices in several Chinese provinces and regions, including Xinjiang.

Gevers said GDI.Foundation immediately alerted SenseNets to the vulnerability. While they did not respond, they took steps to secure the database.

Beijing has been at the forefront of facial recognition technology, such as their "SkyNet" system deployed in over 16 provinces, cities and autonomous regions which can instantly scan faces and compare them to a database of criminal suspects at a speed of 3 billion times per second, according to People's Daily.


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Trump Is Using Obama’s National Emergency on Mexican Cartels to Build Border Wall Reader 02/18/2019 (Mon) 12:15:55 Id: 7004b7 [Preview] No. 14053 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
President Trump is using Barack Obama’s previous national emergency on Mexican drug cartels to fund the border wall.

Despite the media hysteria over Trump’s declaration on Friday, presidents have routinely declared emergencies for nearly 50 years.

Thegatewaypundit.com reports: https://archive.fo/f7OJ3

Barack Obama declared 13 national emergencies, 11 of which continue to this day.

The Obama emergencies included the Swine Flu, Flint water crisis and Iran.

And Obama declared the Mexican drug cartels a national emergency in 2011.

Congress believes President Trump has $21 billion in unobligated military construction funding money available for the border wall with Mexico.

Now this was mostly ignored by the liberal media.

President Trump is using Barack Obama’s previous national emergency on Mexican drug cartels to get funding for the border wall.

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Reader 02/18/2019 (Mon) 12:31:59 Id: 373a21 [Preview] No.14056 del
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>back in 2011 then-President Barack Obama issued an executive order “blocking property of transnational criminal organizations organizations.”
Except these types of situations tend to happen when local mayors are corrupt and vast connections of wealth are seeded through so they'll profit from illegal drug and child trafficking. It still amuses and disappoints me how quick people are to respond that mentioning the Rothschilds is a "crazy" conspiracy "theory" when they're actual people.

The Beautiful NRA Russian Spy who didn't come in from the cold Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 22:54:55 Id: edcc84 [Preview] No. 14041 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The Russian Spy who wasn't.


>The U.S. government went looking for someone to blame for Russia's interference in the 2016 election—and found Maria Butina, the perfect scapegoat.

>Yet a close examination of Butina’s case suggests that it is not so. Butina is simply an idealistic young Russian, born in the last days of the Soviet Union, raised in the new world of capitalism, and hoping to contribute to a better understanding between two countries while pursuing a career in international relations. Fluent in English and interested in expanding gun rights in Russia, she met with Americans in Moscow and on frequent trips to the United States, forging ties with members of the National Rifle Association, important figures within the conservative movement, and aspiring politicians. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to do what I could, as an unpaid private citizen, not a government employee, to help bring our two countries together,” she told me.

>The government’s case against Butina is extremely flimsy and appears to have been driven largely by a desire for publicity.

>Despite the lack of evidence against Butina, however, prosecutors—abetted by an uncritical media willing to buy into the idea of a Russian agent infiltrating conservative political circles—were intent on getting a win. In the context of the Mueller investigation, and in the environment that arose after Trump’s election, an idealistic young Russian meeting with influential American political figures sounded enough like a spy to move forward.

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Reader 02/18/2019 (Mon) 04:44:21 Id: d19cd6 [Preview] No.14048 del
>The government’s case against Butina is extremely flimsy and appears to have been driven largely by a desire for publicity.

The hell you say.

Karl Marx Statue Vandalized AGAIN, Second Time In One Month Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 15:27:38 Id: 27b50c [Preview] No. 14022 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate Cemetery, London, has been defaced with anti-Communist graffiti, branding the dead thinker an “architect of genocide”.

Marx intellectual is memorialised with a huge stone plinth in the cemetery, crowned by a huge bust of his head.

An unidentified individual or individuals defaced the plinth with red spraypaint, reading “Memorial to Bolshevik Holocaust”, “66,000,000 DEAD”, “Architect of Genocide, terror + oppression, Mass Murder”, “Ideology of Starving”, and “Doctrine of HATE”.

The German Jewish intellectual played no direct role in the notoriously bloodstained communist revolutions and one-party regimes of the 20th century, dying in England in 1883 — but his writings are regarded by many as having given licence to the methods employed by his later acolytes.

For example, he wrote in 1849 that “there is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terror”, warning his opponents: “We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror.”

These words were taken very much to heart by Soviet leaders Vladimir Ulyanov (Vladimir Lenin), Lev Bronstein (Leon Trotsky), and Joseph Jugashvili (Joseph Stalin) when they implemented Marx’s plan for a “dictatorship of the proletariat” under a Communist “vanguard” in the former Russian Empire.

Vandals back at Marx Memorial, Highgate Cemetery. Red paint this time, plus the marble tablet smashed up. Senseless. Stupid. Ignorant. Whatever you think about Marx's legacy, this is not the way to make the point. pic.twitter.com/hGKBMYGWNy

— Highgate Cemetery (@HighgateCemeter) February 16, 2019

The defacing is the second act of vandalism against Marx’s gravesite in a month, with Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust chief executive Ian Dungavell, having described the first attack on his monument, in which a plaque was damaged with a hammer, as “very upsetting”.

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Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 16:36:28 Id: 042eaf [Preview] No.14031 del
>Marx considered the Slavs, Basques, Bretons, Scots and Serbs as "racial trash".
Nod really. It was Engels who wrote about this and he considered them reactionary people incapable of revolution. Here:
Just search "scot" and you'll find the relevant parts. It starts a little further above.
Tho if you have something to support Marx said/wrote anything about it, pls share.

Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 21:33:55 Id: 3bb47f [Preview] No.14032 del
The anon you responded to is a larper on 8fag/n/, its best to just ignore him and he'll go away.

Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 21:49:37 Id: a6b930 [Preview] No.14033 del

Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 22:07:41 Id: f090a3 [Preview] No.14037 del
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Engels then, Karl Marx's close friend and a traitor as it matters little when Marx and Engels coauthored each others' works for decades. Marx typically wrote while Engels paid to have his name as coauthor.
Those two Communist cucks were unlikely to disagree on the matter.

There is one thing they disagreed on.
Compare to Karl Heinrich Marx's statements in these images. Source -> https://goo.gl/hqg31d Marx was far more willing to admit the issues of international jewry.
I wonder how much that is glossed over in the Universities' Communist indoctrination classes.

Reader 02/18/2019 (Mon) 00:26:52 Id: 07709d [Preview] No.14046 del
guess what, they are free to do so; in gomunism you don't have that freedom

Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner Transcripts Sent to Mueller for Possible Perjury Investigation Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 23:22:05 Id: fecaf2 [Preview] No. 14043 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The House Intelligence Committee voted on Wednesday to provide testimonies from more than 50 witnesses related to the Russia investigation—including Donald Trump Jr. and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner—to the Department of Justice and special counsel Robert Mueller.

The move will allow Mueller to formally pursue perjury or obstruction charges against Trump Jr. and Kushner if he finds that either one lied to Congress. Democrats on the committee have previously said that based on comparing prior testimony to subsequent media reports and indictments of Trump associates, they believe the pair could have lied when discussing Russia-related matters in connection with the 2016 campaign.

“The special counsel’s office, the Justice Department and its elements will now have access to those transcripts for any purpose which will facilitate justice,” said Democrat Adam Schiff, the committee chairman.

Stemming from Mueller's Russia probe, two former Trump confidants–Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney, and Roger Stone, his longtime adviser–have been charged with lying to Congress, among other things.

Democrats have been planning for some time to provide the transcripts to federal investigators and would have done so sooner, had it not been for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s delay in appointing GOP members to the committee. The lack of Republicans stymied any official business the committee could conduct, and Democrats were beginning to believe the weeks-long delay was an effort to thwart any progress on Russia-related investigations.


Taiwan 'bikini hiker' freezes to death Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 22:02:24 Id: ab1c1b [Preview] No. 14035 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Taiwanese rescue teams are trying to retrieve the body of a hiker who became famous on social media for taking selfies on top of mountain peaks dressed in a bikini.

Gigi Wu - dubbed the "Bikini Climber" by fans - used a satellite phone on Saturday to tell friends she had fallen down a ravine in Taiwan's Yushan national park and badly injured herself. Rescue helicopters struggled to reach her because of bad weather and officials eventually located her lifeless body on Monday.

Officials said Wu had told friends she was taking a selfie in her bikini when she stepped too close to the cliff edge and it gave way and she tumbled to the bottom.

She was unable to move the lower half of her body after the fall of some 20-30 metres (65-100 feet) but was able to give her coordinates.

New Taipei City native Wu, 36, built up a sizeable social media following through photos of herself at the top of mountains dressed in bikinis.

She usually wore hiking clothes to scale the mountains, only changing into a bikini once she reached the top.


Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 22:40:08 [Preview] No.14039 del
well deserved end

Measles outbreak: Anti-vaccination misinformation fueled by Russian propagandists Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 22:05:55 Id: d12639 [Preview] No. 14036 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
So-called “anti-vaxxers” are part of a homegrown fringe movement, one that is suspicious of scientific data about the safety and efficacy of vaccinations. But they unwittingly have been getting overseas help in recent years.

Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t trying to mess only with America’s elections. He has set loose his undercover opinion manipulators to promote fear of vaccines and set pro- and anti-vaccination Americans against one another, a recent study concluded.

The overarching objective in this ongoing offensive: to divide and terrify Americans – and win a second Cold War.

For the most part, Russia has taken this fight to where we live: on social media.

“Compared with average users, Russian trolls, sophisticated bots and ‘content polluters’ tweeted about vaccination at higher rates,” the study concluded last fall. The research, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that “[a]ccounts masquerading as legitimate users create false equivalency, eroding public consensus on vaccination.”

An example of a “disinformation” tweet: "Did you know there was a secret government database of #Vaccine-damaged child? #VaccinateUS."


Mueller subpoenas 2nd former Cambridge Analytica employee Reader 02/17/2019 (Sun) 21:53:07 Id: aab472 [Preview] No. 14034 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Brittany Kaiser, a former director at Cambridge Analytica, has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation regarding possible links between President Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russian government, The Guardian reports.

The big picture: Kaiser is the second former employee from Cambridge Analytica, a now-shuttered, Trump-linked British analytics firm that harvested the data of millions of Facebook users, to be drawn into Mueller's probe. Kaiser told The Guardian that the subpoena came after a report that she'd visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in February 2017 to discuss the results of the 2016 election while still employed by the firm.