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Merkel Forced To Cave To Save Govt Coalition, Will Tighten Border Security and Vet Migrants Outside Borders Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 15:19:20 Id: a8d395 [Preview] No. 10702 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany leaving a meeting of the Christian Democratic Union in Berlin early Monday. “We share a common goal in migration policy,” the party said in a statement. “We want to order, control and limit migration to Germany.”

Say what!?

When did this become Germany's goal? And what about refugee camps in Africa, with no African nation agreeing?

The New York Times reports Merkel, to Survive, Agrees to Border Camps for Migrants: https://archive.fo/MBX4h

Chancellor Angela Merkel, who staked her legacy on welcoming hundreds of thousands of migrants into Germany, agreed on Monday to build border camps for asylum seekers and to tighten the border with Austria in a political deal to save her government.

Although the move to appease the conservatives exposed her growing political weakness, Ms. Merkel will limp on as chancellor. For how long is unclear. The nationalism and anti-migrant sentiment that has challenged multilateralism elsewhere in Europe is taking root — fast — in mainstream German politics.

“Her political capital is depleted,” said Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, director of the Berlin office of the German Marshall Fund. “We are well into the final chapter of the Merkel era.”

Eurointelligence has some pertinent comments.

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Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 15:20:37 Id: a8d395 [Preview] No.10703 del
DW comments Angela Merkel's Last-Ditch Migrant Compromise Under Scrutiny: https://archive.fo/f7dr3

Germany's conservatives have finally found common ground on migration policy, but skepticism is rife. The proposed measures have also raised concerns over the future of the open-border Schengen Area.

Now the ball is in the center-left court of the Social Democrats (SPD) — the other player in the grand coalition. Without a green light from the SPD, new measures can't be implemented. SPD party leader Andrea Nahles said there was "still a lot that needs to be discussed."

In forming the long-awaited new German government earlier this year, the SPD made its opposition to closed migrant centers at borders clear — a stance which was reiterated by several SPD delegates on Tuesday.

"Transit centers are in no way covered by the coalition agreement," Aziz Bozkurt, the SPD's expert on migration, told German newspaper Die Welt, adding that the camps were "above the SPD's pain threshold."

"The SPD issued a clear rejection of closed camps," Kevin Kühnert, head of the SPD's youth wing, Jusos, told the dpa news agency.

Repercussions? You Bet!

The repercussions of the planned border controls could be felt well beyond the borders of Bavaria. Now the future of open-border travel across the 26 member states of the Schengen Zone could be threatened by stricter controls on the Bavarian-Austrian border.

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Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 15:21:05 Id: a8d395 [Preview] No.10704 del
So, not only does the SPD have a say in this matter, so does Austria.

Merkel repeatedly makes deals that are not hers to make. In fact, this crisis stems from precisely that fact. "We can do this."

Well, no you can't, and didn't.


Reader 07/05/2018 (Thu) 15:20:39 Id: 1f12dd [Preview] No.10722 del
Even though she's still Chancellor, this is an overall a victory for Germany because it signals that even many of their politicians are getting fed up with the migrant crisis that Soros and Merkel helped exacerbate. This was a major blow to the corrupted establishment and I think they are sulking over it. Just wait till next election, I'm hoping the AfD can gain even more seats and that will prevent someone like Merkel from creating another major crisis within the next decade or two. If one or two more nations flip nationalist its game over for the deliberate destabilization agenda against Europe - the vanguard nations will hold a firm majority thus creating enough border defenses to curb this long-term.

Billionaire Brazilian Oil Tycoon Batista Gets 30 Years In Jail For Corruption Reader 07/05/2018 (Thu) 15:09:50 Id: 0c35a5 [Preview] No. 10721 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
One of Brazil's richest men, Eike Batista, has received a 30-year prison sentence for bribes given to the former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral, Reuters reports, citing a federal court document. Cabral was also convicted.

The federal court found Batista - whose business was mainly in oil and metals - guilty of paying US$16.5 million to Cabral in exchange for winning state contracts, including one for the management of the legendary Maracana stadium in Rio and one for the construction of a US$3.7-billion port, Acu.

According to the prosecution, Batista paid a quarter of the bribe to Cabral in cash. The rest came in the form of Petrobras, Vale, and Ambev stock.

Batista, who was Brazil’s richest man just six years ago, with a net worth of US$30 billion, was an oil and mining bull whose unflagging certainty about oil, metals, and the Brazilian economy clashed with reality when the country plunged into its worst recession in history amid the oil price collapse and the latest metals price rout.

Batista, Reuters recalls, made a lot of expensive bets on offshore oil plays that did not work out as expected due to plummeting prices and operation Car Wash, the large-scale anti-corruption sweep of the government, which shook not just Petrobras but most major companies operating in the country.

Launched in 2014, Operation Car Wash has so far led to 150 arrests, lawsuits, and criminal proceedings. Petrobras was the company most heavily involved in the probe on allegations that high-ranking company officials—along with politicians—had received millions of dollars in illegal payment from other companies to secure contracts with the state oil giant.

Among the politicians involved in the scandal were former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff—who was impeached last year—and also current president Michel Temer.


Tyranny: UK Man Defends Family From Home Invaders, Gets Arrested For 'Racism' Reader 07/05/2018 (Thu) 14:37:25 Id: a4e2b3 [Preview] No. 10719 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
When a gang of armed men broke through his fence and attacked his family, Magistrate Nigel Stringer defended himself as best he could.

The only problem is when the police arrived they let the criminals go, choosing instead to arrest the victim for using a bad word.

This case highlights the absurdity (and tyranny) of political correctness in the UK.



Reader 07/05/2018 (Thu) 14:40:16 Id: a4e2b3 [Preview] No.10720 del
I've said it a million times and I'll keep on saying it till I'm 6 feet deep: NEVER give up you guns. If they come for them, give them the hot lead.

Good! EU's Massive Internet Censorship Bill Fails To Pass Reader 07/05/2018 (Thu) 14:25:43 Id: 567487 [Preview] No. 10718 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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The legislative body of the European Union on Thursday voted against a law that would have significantly reformed copyright rules on the internet, Politico reported.

The European Parliament rejected legislation that would have implemented harsher copyright enforcement rules online. Opponents of the measure warned it could alter the future of the web.

The bill, which passed through committee last month, would have required companies like Google and Facebook to buy licenses from news media companies before running links to their stories on their platforms.

It would have also required content uploaded within the EU to be screened for copyright infringement. Opponents of the law argued it would lead to the banishment of “memes” across the internet, though proponents disputed that claim, according to Politico.

The European Parliament rejected the bill, with 318 against it and 278 in favor. Another 31 lawmakers abstained, according to Politico.

The legislation will be sent back to Parliament for further discussion. Lawmakers can submit changes to the bill, which is likely to spark further debate.


$$$ Graduating 'With Honors' Becomes Meaningless As Colleges Hand Them Out Like Candy $$$ Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 12:30:12 Id: 2ffa68 [Preview] No. 10697 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Over half of students who graduated from Harvard and Johns Hopkins universities this year did so with cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude honors or their equivalents, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Just under that many students earned the once-meaningful designations at the University of Southern California, Lehigh, and Princeton. At Middlebury College, anyone with a GPA of at least 3.4 can add Latin honors to their brand new résumé, which was over half of students as of this spring.

“I’d say that it’s time to reconsider our eligibility criteria,” said Middlebury Interim Provost Jeff Cason.

According to a Wall Street Journal review of graduating seniors who earned designations at schools in the top 50 institutions ranked by the WSJ, honors designations "have become close to the norm at many top."

The share increased to 44% from 32% in the past decade at USC, which requires a GPA of at least 3.5 for the lowest honor, cum laude, and to 44% from 39% at Lehigh, where students need at least a 3.4. -WSJ

“A 4.0 does signal something significant, that that student is good,” said Stuart Rojstaczer, a former professor at Duke University who studies grade inflation. “A 3.7, however, doesn’t. That’s just a run-of-the-mill student at any of these schools.”

What's to blame? Academic researchers say grade inflation, not smarter students, according to the Journal. A University of Georgia researcher found that 47% of high-school students graduated with an A average in 2016, vs. 39% in 1998. Those students have been maintaining good grades in college.

At Wellesley College, 41% of this year’s graduating class completed their degrees with Latin honors, which means a GPA of at least 3.6 at the Massachusetts school. That share has risen in the past two years, after being roughly one-third for much of the past decade. A spokeswoman said the school hasn’t pinpointed the cause of the increase. -WSJ

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Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 12:32:02 Id: 2ffa68 [Preview] No.10698 del
I can't wait until the massive student loan bubble finally pops.

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>A 3.7, however, doesn’t. That’s just a run-of-the-mill student at any of these schools
That hook-nosed kike's going right on my list of mother fuckers who are going to get it when I snap.

Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 17:31:27 Id: 24734c [Preview] No.10709 del
The problem is not only reducing the mandates for 'Honors' qualification but the fact that getting degrees cost way too much money today. Students often take massive loans with the banks to pay for their tuition fees. They come out of college knowing everything about philosophy or foreign cultures but don't have the skills that most average jobs actually require, added to the fact they are still obligated to pay back those student loan debts. So most come out of college, heavily in debt, next to no productive skills, lucky getting a couple shitty part time jobs so they can pay all that debt back off the next 10 to 25 years. And then they complain because taxpayers are not being forced to bail them out.

The whole system is full of kikery.

Good! Political Elitist Pedophile Ring Swarmed In By Brazilian Police, Mayor Arrested Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 13:32:07 Id: 057b24 [Preview] No. 10700 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A pedophile mayor and members of an elite pedophile ring have been arrested on child sex charges in Brazil after it was alleged they used public funds to finance the systematic abuse and rape of hundreds of girls aged between nine and 15 over decades.

The pedophile ring, allegedly led by Mayor Adail Pinheiro, had been allowed to operate openly and with impunity for decades – counting on the participation of high level politicians and judges in Brazil to silence victims and halt any attempts to investigate the claims.

However the pedophile ring was finally busted wide open after Brazilian police released a tape recording of a telephone conversation in which the mayor procured a ‘baby’ to rape.

‘She’s a little baby, chief, now I’m looking at her properly, what a baby,’ said the voice at the end of the telephone. ‘Beautiful smile, white, white skin, long hair… makes your mouth water.’

‘My God, bring her her to me to see right now,‘ came the excited reply.

The call between two pedophiles lining up their next victim for abuse and recorded by police investigators would leave Brazil in a state of shock.

Daily Mail reports: https://archive.fo/FlKR5

For decades, a town had been run by a gang of predatory pedophiles – most of whose members held powerful positions in the council, judiciary and even local schools.

The first voice on the taoe is that of Adriano Salan, the Minister of Administration in Coari, a wealthy town of 77,000 in the Brazilian Amazon, 280 miles west of Manaus.

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Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 17:13:40 Id: 79d652 [Preview] No.10708 del
I hope a mob swarms this guy, outnumbers his protection, then cuts off his dick and shoves it in his mouth. Plus his lawyer.

Good! Senate Passes Bill To End Hemp Prohibition For Agricultural, Industrial Use Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 16:28:49 Id: 253e12 [Preview] No. 10705 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
One of the key goals of Republicans is to limit government, end absurd regulations and set farmers free to generate economic abundance across the nation. In a stunning move led by U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), the United States Senate has now passed legislation that ends hemp prohibition and would allow farmers across the nation to cultivate hemp.

“The bill would legalize hemp, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances and allowing it to be sold as an agricultural commodity,” reports The Hill.

This is on top of President Trump’s recent announcement that he would work to end marijuana prohibition at the federal level.

Simultaneously, the FDA has just approved the first cannabis-derived prescription drug, made from purified cannabidiol (CBD). Alongside this approval, federal agencies are reportedly on schedule to remove CBD from Schedule I status at the federal level, allowing the CBD pharmaceutical to be legally sold nationwide. (Yes, isn’t it fascinating how interesting the government legalizes something when there’s Big Pharma money at stake…)

A “golden age” for U.S. farmers may be just around the corner, thanks to Republicans.

The U.S. Senate’s decriminalization of the agricultural production of hemp could unleash a golden era of economic abundance for U.S. farmers. Hemp agriculture can produce hemp seeds, hemp oils, hemp protein, hemp fiber and literally hundreds of derivative products. Currently, thanks to insanely wrongheaded hemp prohibition laws in the United States, all those products must be imported from Canada or other countries. Should the U.S. House of Representatives join the Senate in passing this legalization law, we could see a true agricultural revolution across America (and a lowering of costs of hemp products).

All this activity begs the question, though: Why has it taken 80+ years to correct the massive propaganda hoax that led to the criminalization of marijuana in the first place? And how did the deep state maintain the propaganda so effectively across so many decades?

The fake news media has been lying about cannabis for almost a century, just as they continue to lie about natural medicine, herbal remedies and anti-cancer nutrition. Honestly stated, the long-held belief that marijuana makes people crazy was fake news from the 1930s. Fake news has long been pushed by the establishment to deny us all access to natural medicine that grows like weeds. And now, they’re only legalizing it because they can no longer halt the tidal wave of awakening that’s happening globally thanks to readers like you.


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Avoid Gmail: Google Allowing App Developers and Third Parties To Read Users' Private Emails Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 14:37:33 Id: ddeb57 [Preview] No. 10701 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
In a recently published article, the Wall Street Journal outlined how Google still allows developers to scan the Gmail accounts of its users — including having employees read unredacted emails — despite promises to stop this practice.

The article titled “Tech’s ‘Dirty Secret’: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail” outlines a promise from Google over a year ago in which the Silicon Valley giant claimed that users could “remain confident that Google will keep privacy and security paramount,” and that Google’s computers would no longer scan their Gmail inbox.

But while Google may have stopped scanning user inboxes, other developers have not. The Wall Street Journal writes:

But the internet giant continues to let hundreds of outside software developers scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users who signed up for email-based services offering shopping price comparisons, automated travel-itinerary planners or other tools. Google does little to police those developers, who train their computers—and, in some cases, employees—to read their users’ emails, a Wall Street Journal examination has found.

The Journal outlined how one company, Return Path Inc., even allowed employees to analyze user emails rather than automating the process via software:

One of those companies is Return Path Inc., which collects data for marketers by scanning the inboxes of more than two million people who have signed up for one of the free apps in Return Path’s partner network using a Gmail, Microsoft Corp. or Yahoo email address. Computers normally do the scanning, analyzing about 100 million emails a day. At one point about two years ago, Return Path employees read about 8,000 unredacted emails to help train the company’s software, people familiar with the episode say.

In another case, employees of Edison Software, another Gmail developer that makes a mobile app for reading and organizing email, personally reviewed the emails of hundreds of users to build a new feature, says Mikael Berner, the company’s CEO.

Even more worryingly, this sort of practice is apparently common throughout the industry:

Letting employees read user emails has become “common practice” for companies that collect this type of data, says Thede Loder, the former chief technology officer at eDataSource Inc., a rival to Return Path. He says engineers at eDataSource occasionally reviewed emails when building and improving software algorithms.

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Trump Rolls Back Obama-era Race Guidelines For College Admissions Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 13:16:37 Id: 946b97 [Preview] No. 10699 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
President Trump is planning to roll-back a set of racist Obama-era policies that allowed schools and colleges to admit students purely based on their race under the ruse of "promoting diversity".

“The executive branch cannot circumvent Congress or the courts by creating guidance that goes beyond the law and — in some instances — stays on the books for decades,” Justice Department spokesperson Devin O’Malley told CNN in a statement.

“Last year, the Attorney General initiated a review of guidance documents, which resulted in dozens of examples—including today’s second tranche of rescissions—of documents that go beyond or are inconsistent with the Constitution and federal law. The Justice Department remains committed to enforcing the law and protecting all Americans from all forms of illegal race-based discrimination.”

ABC Action News reports: https://web.archive.org/web/20180704131335/https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/trump-admin-to-rescind-obama-era-guidelines-that-encourage-use-of-race-in-college-admission

The Education Department did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.

The decision comes as the administration has thrown its weight behind a student group that accuses Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-Americans in its admissions process.


Anti-establishment Leftist Lopez Obrador Wins Mexican Presidency In A Landslide Reader 07/02/2018 (Mon) 11:31:42 Id: fcacd7 [Preview] No. 10671 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
As expected, Mexico has just elected its first leftist president in decades, with Andrés Manuel López Obrador (or AMLO) winning in a landslide and a near majority outright, or 49% of the vote early exit polls showed; right-left coalition leader Ricardo Anaya, in distant second place with 27% and the incumbent PRI party's Jose Antonio Meade, with 18%.

And, as Bloomberg headlines flash red, Obrador is now de facto president as his main rivals have conceded:


And, adding to the concerns that AMLO may start rolling back energy privatization programs and issue more debt, is that his Morena party just won a majority in the Lower House:


The victory of AMLO, who suffered defeats in the last two presidential votes, will hardly come as a surprise, as has led by double digit numbers throughout this campaign. His popularity stems from his antiestablishment platform (sound familiar?) which has been riding a public revolt against entrenched corruption, rampant violence and an economy that’s failed to deliver higher living standards for the common man and especially the poor, which comprise about half of Mexico’s 125 million population. He also campaigned with promises for economic reform that has been underlined by a desire to freeze prices of gasoline in Mexico for 3 years, as well as a reduction of external investment in the energy sector.

AMLO has also promised to ramp up social programs and, like so many of his antiestablishment peers, has vowed to fund them without deficit-spending by eliminating graft, a claim which as Bloomberg laconically adds, "has been greeted skeptically by economists." He’s also promised not to nationalize companies or quit NAFTA. Investors are worried however that he may cancel oil contracts signed as part of outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto’s energy reforms.

The victory of a leftist in Mexico is a stark reversal for the Latin American nation which unlike most of its peers has not had a socialist leader in decades.

As Bloomberg notes, Lopez Obrador has promised to govern as a pragmatist. Still, his procession toward victory has alarmed many investors and business leaders, who worry that he’ll roll back privatization of the energy industry and push the country into debt by spending more on social programs.

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My questions would be: What makes the National Regeration Movement leftist?
Does Lopez follow destructive Marxism?
Are they racial egalitarians with no recognition of actual history?
Do they worship LGBT rights so much they'll put furious bull-dykes in charge of everything?
Is their rhetoric that there's more than two genders, "all men are scum" and they hate white people? (that last one's a given)
What's their stance on immigration in and out of Mexico?
Finally: Gun control. Does Lopez want Mexicans to own them or to take them away?

Reader 07/02/2018 (Mon) 16:25:22 Id: 198d6a [Preview] No.10681 del
I admire some of his pro-nationalist policies such as getting rid of NAFTA, reducing taxes for workers, promotion of domestic industrial growth and his alleged stance against corruption (we'll see how that goes) but his stance on open border policy scares the hell out of me and frankly it should for most Americans.

It would be great if he allowed citizens to bear arms for self-defense but thats very rare for leftist governments as they often promote forced wealth redistribution (and you can't easily get away with that with an armed disgruntled public).

Reader 07/02/2018 (Mon) 16:42:55 Id: da1e1a [Preview] No.10682 del
This guy is a mystery to be honest, half his policies could be considered VERY "populist" or "conservative" but he also supports total amnesty in/out of Mexico and this could create great tension and crisis.

Reader 07/03/2018 (Tue) 19:17:43 Id: 2230cd [Preview] No.10694 del
Oh cool, just what Mexico needed, yet another reason for beaners to flood the border.

Reader 07/04/2018 (Wed) 12:15:29 Id: 851f61 [Preview] No.10696 del
If this guy ends up making Mexico a better place to live (like he claims he'll do) maybe the beaners won't want to flood into the US anymore. Who knows though? Trump has been trying to get along with him so far and I think its because that threat is very very real.