This paper establishes a fundamental theory of secure clock synchronization. Accurate clock synchronization is the backbone of systems managing power distribution, financial transactions, telecommunication operations, database services, etc. Some clock synchronization (time transfer) systems, such as the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), are based on one-way communication from a master to a slave clock. Others, such as the Network Transport Protocol (NTP), and the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), involve two-way communication between the master and slave. This paper shows that all one-way time transfer protocols are vulnerable to replay attacks that can potentially compromise timing information. A set of conditions for secure two-way clock synchronization is proposed and proved to be necessary and sufficient. It is shown that IEEE 1588 PTP, although a two-way synchronization protocol, is not compliant with these conditions, and is therefore insecure. Requirements for secure IEEE 1588 PTP are proposed, and a second example protocol is offered to illustrate the range of compliant systems.
>>11581 It's clear we don't need to, the proposal doesn't provide one speck of code or mitigations for other forms of attack across the net. If I required extreme time sensitive synchronization, I'd buy clocks, and synchronize them wherever we'd need them. We wouldn't even need the net&cables.
But calling someone something when they aren't interested it's just easier than dismissal.
President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was almost immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents.
When the same ideas are packaged under Bernie Sanders' name, however, liberal college students excitedly endorsed them.
President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was almost immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents.
But what would some of those opponents think if they were told the same plan was being proposed by someone they adore—Senator Bernie Sanders?
To find out, we headed to George Washington University to ask students their opinions on Trump’s new tax plan. WIthout much explanation, the students immediately made clear their distaste for the plan.
“It’s not the most efficient, nor beneficial to the general populus,” said one student when asked her opinion of Trump’s plan.
“It’s better for the upper class than anyone else,” added another.
After watching student after student expressed their disapproval of the plan, we then asked those same students what they thought of Senator Bernie Sanders’ new tax plan.
Immediately, they expressed excitement and support after hearing the details of the plan.
President Donald Trump will nominate Washington antitrust attorney Joseph Simons as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, the White House said Thursday.
Simons, a partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, would be appointed to a seven-year term and take over upon confirmation for Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, who has been running the agency on a temporary basis since Trump’s inauguration in January.
Trump will also nominate Rohit Chopra for the remainder of a term that expires Sept. 25, 2019. Chopra is a senior fellow at the Consumer Federation of America, where he works on consumer-finance issues. He was previously an assistant director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
As FTC chairman, Simons would take over an agency that is investigating the massive data breach at Equifax Inc., which exposed the personal information of more than 145 million Americans. It’s also in litigation against Qualcomm Inc. for allegedly abusing its monopoly in the market for smartphone chips, a case Ohlhausen opposed.
The FTC, which investigates mergers and consumer-protection cases, has been operating with three empty seats on its five-member commission. The other seat is held by Democratic Commissioner Terrell McSweeny. McSweeny and Ohlhausen split over Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s acquisition of about 2,000 Rite Aid Corp. stores, allowing the deal to proceed.
Simons, if confirmed by the Senate, will immediately jump into some contentious issues, including calls from members of both parties to apply greater scrutiny to the nation's biggest internet companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
Trump's pick is a blow to Ohlhausen, who has served at the FTC since 2012 and has spent most of this year openly campaigning for the permanent chairman job, by highlighting her skepticism toward regulation and even saying she took inspiration from "The Art of the Deal," Trump's 1987 memoir of his life as a real estate developer.
>Simons, if confirmed by the Senate, will immediately jump into some contentious issues, including calls from members of both parties to apply greater scrutiny to the nation's biggest internet companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
This could end up being very good for alternative internet platforms / smaller independent businesses. We'll see... let's hope so.
The Qualcomm move is weird: it's not their fault they are succeeding, and they aren't doing anti-trust moves like AT&T and Microsoft actually did. Plenty of ARM chip makers in the market, and that's assuming you even want ARM.
The article posted doesn't suggest the nominee will attempt to "slay" Google.
>>2535 It's probably this. >The commission said that Qualcomm’s dominance in CDMA and LTE chips, as well as its major patent holdings for both technologies, let the company abuse its position and refuse to license necessary patents. It’ll now be required to end those practices and parts of unfavorable deals it forged with other companies.
>>2570 but that's their patents, they can do what they want with them. There's a difference suing a company you're competing with for damages you didn't invent, and maintain your IP. This looks unfair, considering Intel being the most anti-trust company I've witnessed. Why isn't this the nominees primary agenda? If we go the no Russian tech, why have Israeli tech?
We're about halfway through October and about two weeks out from our most esteemed /tech/nician's autistic tantrum over on /operate/:
>>>/operate/7122it's good reading, he came in with a balloon knot and left with a rectum that you could park a utility van in
so it seems like a good time to reassess the state of the board.
Since October 1st, there have been 0.6 original posts per day on /tech/. I use the term "original" with some reservation, as some of them are just verbatim reposts from 8/tech/. There have been an average of 8.13 replies per day, but most of them were one-line comments or barbs without substance, or memes, or corrections to a previous post. We're averaging about 1 substantive reply per day. Two on a good day. I didn't feel like digging into the numbers any further, but it's my impression that these averages don't even reflect how dire the situation is, as there was a burst of activity at the beginning of the month that has tapered off significantly.
/tech/ is not dead, but it's on life support, and, ironically, none of its denizens seems to know how to service the life support machine.
It would be a shame for this alternative to pigchan and Hiroshima's /g/ to wither through neglect.
Let's brainstorm ideas for keeping this place alive.
More content is needed to spark more discussion. I think we already have some quality posting autists here, what we need are relevant things to discuss. What we really need are some immigrants to bump our levels and help generate content.
I think our best option is to make releases of something to draw users here. The releases would be best distributed via torrent sites with included readmes' pointing here and links disseminated on tech related boards. The question is, a release of what? It could be portables, infographics, mods, lots of options really we just need to decide on something.
George W. Bush – who peddled the most harmful conspiracy theory of modern times when he asserted Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, is today decrying America’s obsession with conspiracy theories.
Oh, the irony.
“Discontent deepened and sharpened partisan conflicts,” the former President said during a speech for the George W. Bush Institute. “Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”
George W. Bush on the US: "Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seem more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication." pic.twitter.com/JLkZcmQWFL
— Axios (@axios) October 19, 2017
To be fair to Bush, he went on to make accurate comments about how the youth of today aren’t cognizant of the dangers of “socialist central planning” because they have no experience of the Cold War.
However, his remark about “conspiracy theories” cannot be allowed to slide.
By claiming that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, an outright fabrication that was dutifully sold by both deep state intelligence agencies and the mainstream media, Bush crafted the most damaging conspiracy theory of modern times and one that still reverberates to this day.
Not only did the invasion of Iraq cause the death of thousands of U.S. troops and the deaths and displacement of over a million Iraqis, it can also be blamed as the cause of the Syrian civil war, the rise of ISIS and the international migrant crisis.
In yet another stunning example of the left openly floating the idea of using the government to stifle free speech on the internet, the former Obama-appointed Democratic chair of the FEC has written a piece that essentially calls for the regulation of ALL political content on the internet while threatening the American people with lawsuits if they fail to comply.
Ann Ravel, who led the FEC under the Obama Administration and now is a lecturer at Berkeley, co-authored the piece with Abby K. Wood, a professor at the University of California, and a student at USC Gould School of Law, Irina Dykhne. The shocking proposal by the trio uses the purposefully undefined term, “disinformation” as the reasoning behind what would be an unprecedented crackdown on free speech by both the government and media platforms across the web.
In the proposal, government regulators would target Americans who shared stories that were deemed “fake news”, even going as far as to threaten them with libels suits if they shared the “disputed” content after a warning from the “acceptable speech overseers.”
The entire proposal is a must read but some of the more shocking segments include: (take note that this is indeed a direct threat to sue Americans who share content the establishment has labeled disinformation)
Educate social media users. Social media users can unintentionally spread disinformation when they interact with it in their newsfeeds. Depending on their security settings, their entire online social network can see items that they interact with (by “liking” or commenting), even if they are expressing their opposition to the content. Social media users should not interact with disinformation in their feeds at all (aside from flagging it for review by third party fact checkers). Government should require platforms to regularly remind social media users about not interacting with disinformation.
Similarly, after a social media user clicks “share” on a disputed item (if the platforms do not remove them and only label them as disputed), government can require that the user be reminded of the definition of libel against a public figure. Libel of public figures requires “actual malice”, defined as knowledge of falsity or reckless disregard for the truth. Sharing an item that has been flagged as untrue might trigger liability under libel laws.
Ravel also makes clear that this isn’t just about highly produced political ads rather it includes free photo-shopped memes that any average citizen could post. On top of that, to enforce this draconian government takeover, these authoritarian liberals want to use the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
The money involved in online political advertising is more diffuse than ad buys on traditional media. Like traditional ads, some ads produced for the Internet have high production costs. Others, like memes, are free to create. Unlike television and radio ads, some online ads are placed for free. Posting an ad to one’s Facebook Page, or tweeting it into a politically active social network in hopes it goes viral, costs nothing. Advertisers might pay a platform to promote the ad and place it in certain users’ newsfeeds. They might also buy “likes”, “shares”, and “retweets” outside of the platforms, from “troll farms” and “sock puppets”, which are humans who create false profiles and boost content, or from “bot armies”, which are machines mimicking human behavior to boost content.
>>2566 Finally, tracing the money involved in online political advertising is difficult, particularly when it comes from abroad. Our existing campaign finance enforcer, the Federal Election Commission, is not set up for complicated money tracing and data analysis. Any legislation that results from the current public interest in disinformation advertising should include an allocation of investigation and enforcement power to an agency that is better equipped to conduct the kinds of investigations that can trace money spent online and sometimes across borders, as well.
The U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) is an agency that has the expertise and capabilities necessary to enforce restrictions on disinformation advertising, though it cannot enforce in this realm without congressional authorization to do so. Congress should either authorize it to act or model a new investigative body on FINCEN.
Republican FEC Commissioner Lee Goodman immediately spoke out against the proposal, telling The Washington Examiner that, “Ann’s proposal is full blown regulation of all political content, even discussion of issues, posted at any time, for free or for a fee, on any online platform, from Facebook to the NewYorkTimes.com.”
“A fatal flaw of Ann’s proposal is that it cannot define what is, or is not, ‘disinformation’ in a political message. Nevertheless, it proposes to tag threats of libel lawsuits and liability to thousands of American citizens who might want to retweet or forward a message that somebody else subjectively considers to be ‘disinformational.’ I call that the big chill,” Goodman continued.
Make no mistake, this isn’t actually about fighting foreign governments attempts at meddling in American elections. This is nothing more than a transparent attempt by the establishment to cut off the peoples access to independent news outlets that the powers that be have deemed “disinformation.” In other words, any news outlet willing to publish information that doesn’t strictly line up with the establishment narrative.
Catalan separatists were flocking to withdraw cash Friday in protest at the central government and at banks who have moved their headquarters out of the Spanish region over its independence crisis.
Some protesters were making symbolic withdrawals of 155 euros ($183) — a reference to Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, which Madrid is using to start imposing direct rule over the semi-autonomous region as the standoff following its October 1 independence referendum continues to escalate.
Others were opting for 1,714 euros ($2,023) in a nod to 1714, a highly symbolic date for independence supporters marking the capture of Barcelona by the troops of King Felipe V, who then moved to reduce the rights of rebellious regions.
“It’s a way of protesting. We don’t want to do any harm to the Spanish or Catalan economy,” said Roser Cobos, a 42-year-old lawyer who had just taken out 1,714 euros from the counter at a bank in Barcelona.
“It’s the only way in which Catalans can show their disagreement with the attitude of the Spanish state.”
Two influential grassroots separatist groups, the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Omnium Cultural, had issued a call on social media for activists to take “peaceful direct action” to show their opposition to the government of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
The two groups, whose leaders were detained last week pending investigation into sedition charges, specifically urged supporters to withdraw cash from the five main bank chains, “ideally between 8:00 am and 9:00 am”.
Joaquim Curbet, a 58-year-old editor, proudly brandished the 155 euros he had just taken out, expressing hope that the protest “would put pressure on the Spanish government”.
Several people could be seen queueing at a CaixaBank ATM on a central boulevard of Barcelona, the regional capital.
>>2551 > Catalan Separatists Withdrawal Cash From Banks In Protest Uh, okay. What, from ATMs? Kinda threading the needle there between making a point and making asses out of yourselves, on one side if people are dumb enough they won't realize that ATM levels of cash mean pretty much nothing, but if they're at least smart enough they will be reminded of the concept of Reserve Requirement. It's very possible that the conditions overlap and there's only people who don't get it for one reason, the other, or both, and they have no target group. Anybody they could reach wouldn't need to be reached. Yeah, yeah, it's "symbolic" and shit, but still.
Although I do hear that Spain is pretty hands-off right wing towards business, so maybe a 100 people drawing 1700 euros does cripple the financing of a few enterprises. Do they even have that cash at hand in offices anymore? If Catalans are such market gurus that they're really drawing in all this business to Spain and not just squatting on a convenient harbor venue because they got there first, they're not giving a good impression.
>>2562 A few hundred people pulling out a little money from an ATM doesn't do jack shit, agreed.
If tens of thousands were to start withdrawing their entire life savings, THAT would become a problem for the banks and the Spanish government, which they would almost instantly shut down access to public accounts (possible leading to seizure of public bank accounts).
The way to organize a real resistance movement is to call for mass tax strikes and squat inside your homes and refuse to work for international businesses until your concerns are addresses: note that they will likely not be addressed in pleasant ways at first.
They'd have to expect the loss of ALL conveniences and luxuries: such as running water, electricity, gas, transportation services, etc. All of modern society would grind to a halt.
They'd need to go back to local economics 101: growing crops in their backyards, local farming, local ranching, proving independent services (construction, mechanical repair, butchering, knitting, cotton picking, mining, pottery, local delivery, etc). Yard sales. Garage sales. Flea markers. Farmers markets. And mostly on a barter basis. (You give me some bottled water, I'll give you some toilet paper).
They'd have to be willing to cripple Spain's ability to control the masses and have the masses rely on their own communities.
Local governments around the US are offering Amazon at least as much as $7 billion in tax breaks ahead of a Thursday deadline as they compete to house its second headquarters.
The world's largest online retailer has won promises from elected officials who are eager for the $5 billion-plus investment and up to 50,000 jobs that will come with "Amazon HQ2."
New Jersey proposed $7 billion in potential credits against state and city taxes if Amazon locates in Newark and sticks to hiring commitments, according to a Monday news release from the governor's office.
Across the Hudson River, New York City made a proposal without incentives special for Amazon, though the state is expected to offer some, a spokesman for the city's economic development corporation said on Wednesday.
And across the country, California is offering some $300 million in incentives over several years and other benefits, the governor said in an Oct. 11 letter to Amazon's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, published online by the Orange County Register.
Dozens of cities and states have expressed interest in HQ2. Credit ratings and research company Moody's has ranked Austin as the most likely to win based on its labor pool, costs of doing business and quality of life, among other criteria.
Austin is also the headquarters of Whole Foods Market, which Amazon recently acquired.
The city's chamber of commerce said in a Twitter post on Wednesday that it submitted its bid for HQ2.
Amazon has said it will announce a decision for its second campus, in addition to its Seattle headquarters, next year.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a full-scale probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chairman, gets his first chance to raise the issue in public on Wednesday when he questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing.
Though the hearing was scheduled for other purposes, aides said they expected Grassley to ask Sessions questions about a story published in The Hill on Tuesday that disclosed the FBI had uncovered evidence showing Russian nuclear officials were engaged in a racketeering scheme involving bribes, kickbacks and money laundering designed to expand Russian President Vladimir Putin's atomic energy business on U.S. soil.
The evidence was first gathered in 2009 and 2010 but Department of Justice officials waited until 2014 to bring any charges. In between that time, President Obama's multi-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) gave approval to Russia's Rosatom to buy a Canadian mining company called Uranium One that controlled 20 percent of America's uranium deposits.
The committee's members at the time included former Attorney General Eric Holder and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose husband collected large speech fees and millions in charitable donations from Russia and other entities interested in the outcome of the decision.
Attorney Gregg Jarrett is calling on Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein to resign from the investigation into Russian collusion with the Trump administration having themselves been complicit in Russian collusion by approving the sale of 20% of US uranium reserves to Russia.
It's great more evidence of this is coming out again, but my prediction remains stark: NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
The Clintons and their foundation will get a free pass, yet again, because there is no Justice in the USA anymore. When was the last time someone really high up the political latter ever got prosecuted? Hardly ever happens anymore, very very rarely. Unless they decide to throw someone (of mid-level power) under the bus to appease the goyim so they can sweep the scandle into a dustbin of history. Remember Mr. Anthony Weiner? Perfect example! Got too much bad publicity, corrupt mid-level Clinton associate no longer relevant anymore, they threw him under the bus and threw the goyim a bone to chew on to shut us all up. Guess what? It worked. Hardly anyone mentions Mr. Weiner or #pedogate anymore.
I love the American people, I loved growing up during the 'Americana' era, but our current Justice system is completely fucked up and compromised. Might as well consider the US a banana republic at this point - an oligarchy - where the elites are exempt from the laws and we are not. Where the courts and federal government favors the rich when they commit crimes, and punishes the criminals who don't end up rich.
One must wonder if communism, socialism, capitalism, fascism, etc. were all systems designed by the same kinds of internationalist Jewry to screw the masses over (one way or another) and to suck the life and wealth from one nation after the next. The Rothschild criminal central banking cabal dynasty behind it all, as these central banks are set up in almost all forms of ideological manipulative systems we see from past to present.
FBI Informant Was Blocked by Obama Regime from Testifying on Uranium One DealReader10/19/2017 (Thu) 00:43:53 Id: 1c3b27[Preview]No.2510del
FBI Informant Was Blocked by Obama Regime from Testifying on Uranium One Deal
An American businessman who went undercover for the FBI was blocked during the Obama administration from telling Congress what he knew about Russia’s efforts to influence the Clintons’ and Obama administration decisions, according to a report.
Attorney Victoria Toensing, a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel of the Senate intelligence committee, told The Hill that she is trying to get the Trump administration or the FBI to free her client to talk.
“All of the information about this corruption has not come out,” Toensing said.
She said her client possesses “specific allegations that Russian executives made to him about how they facilitated the Obama administration’s 2010 approval of the Uranium One deal and sent millions of dollars in Russian nuclear funds to the U.S. to an entity assisting Bill Clinton’s foundation.”
At the time, Hillary Clinton was secretary of state and serving on the government panel that approved the deal, the lawyer said. Bill Clinton accepted $500,000 Russian speaking fees in 2010 and collected millions more in donations from parties with a stake in the Uranium One deal. The Clintons and the Obama administration have denied that had any influence on the deal.
But Toensing said her client can also testify that FBI agents made comments to him suggesting political pressure was exerted, and that there was specific evidence that could have scuttled approval of the Uranium One deal if it became public.
“There was corruption going on and it was never brought forward. And in fact, the sale of the uranium went on despite the government knowing about all of this corruption. So, he’s coming forward. He wants the right thing to be done, but he cannot do it unless he is released from the NDA,” she told the outlet.
Toensing said her client was asked by the FBI to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to prevent him from talking to Congress, and has memos showing how the Obama Justice Department threatened him when he attempted to file a lawsuit to recover monies Russians stole from him and which could have drawn attention to the Russian corruption during the 2016 election.
FBI pulling fake face game with Hillary and Pizzagate
The FBI proved itself in Vegas. They are the enemy of the people, no ifs or buts. So what do you do when you look THAT BAD, to get the people to think you really might work for them? ANSWER:
You do a fake wikileaks release, talk about uranium one, say Hillary might fry, suggest pizzagate will fry, and tell everyone you are working on it, and then get big radio hosts to talk about what you are doing to stop all the corruption. Once your team of 9,000 trolls has tested the water and have decided the people have cooled off on Vegas, you drop everything, and go back to business as usual, while the shadow state is totally untouched.
If people have not figured out by now that the FBI is the enemy of the people and will never do a thing to help real Americans, if people are stupid enough to believe the FBI uncovered something on Hillary and collusion with Russia - FOLKS, THEY HAD THIS INFO TWO ELECTIONS AGO, THEY ARE THE FBI, AND COMEY BURIED IT. THEY KNEW ABOUT URANIUM ONE AND DID NOTHING. ALL THEY ARE DOING IS CLAIMING FAKE LEGITIMACY BY THROWING OUT A GUM DROP AND HOPING TO GOD YOU WILL BE TOO STUPID TO REMEMBER THEY HAD IT ALL ALONG AND DID NOTHING, AND WILL DO NOTHING AFTER THIS LATEST ROUND OF BULLSHIT GETS PEOPLE TO COOL OFF ON VEGAS. ALL THEY DID WAS THROW A FAKE DOLLAR ON THE STREET, AND THE JOKE IS ON THE BACK SIDE
I HEREBY FORMALLY PROCLAIM THAT THE FBI IS TOTAL HORSE SHIT AND WON'T DO A SINGLE THING TO HILLARY OR ANYONE ELSE. IF THEY WERE WORTH ANYTHING AT ALL, HILLARY WOULD HAVE FRIED NO LATER THAN 2010. THEIR GOAL IS TO BURY VEGAS AND NOTHING MORE. Yeah, I admit, I took a sip of the latest round of kool aid, but can at least say I did it with caution. And today I puked it up, the answer to what is going on now is OBVIOUS, we still have the same FBI we had in Vegas, a false flagging kill americans bolshevik protect Bolshevik Hillary at all cost keep the shadow state in the shadows style FBI, and they are hoping people will be stupid enough to believe they'd actually do something other than openly set up false flags and kill Americans. That is precisely what they did in Vegas, no ifs or buts, and they did not suddenly change over night.
The job of the FBI is to dismantle the United States and hand the pieces over to the New World Order. And they are going to do anything it takes to accomplish that job, including giving Americans false hope. If they ever succeed in making you think otherwise, you drank the kool aid.
Yesterday, a lot of people probably thought I was full of it when I said nothing at all would become of this because the FBI and the rest of the government is too corrupt, and it was all a distraction from vegas. Today I am getting screen deletes. All I can say is you don't need any sort of time machine to know what is going to happen with what is called our "government." The only "way forward" for this government, which consists of communist infiltrators, is the death of the United States. Trump probably does not have a chance, there will be no investigation and as soon as Vegas is forgotten, this will go straight in the trash.
Trump can't do anything about it. I can't say it took too long for Americans to wake up, but it did take too long for Americans to realize the commmunists had totally usurped the voting process. Americans woke up to such an extent that Trump got in despite a massively rigged vote, and I am not talking by a few percent, Trump likely got 87 or more percent of the popular vote. If the vote had never been rigged at all, the Clintons would not have had a chance even 25 years ago. That would have been soon enough to save the country.
Step 2 is that the witness who has a gag order will be so depressed about it that there will be a suicide, via three gunshot wounds to the back of the head. And it will probably happen at the same time the gag order is lifted.
In order to make sure that slavery "never again occurs" in American society, it’s important to bring up its horrors every chance you get. Or if you’re a teacher at Whitney High School in Cerritos, California, to subject your students against their will to what living as a slave might have been like – darkness, duct tape, and all.
According to reports, eighth-grade student Timothy Reyes had a lot to tell his parents after having his hands forcibly taped together as part of a “slave ship” reenactment during one of his classes. Reyes’ mother says she had earlier received an email from her son’s teacher explaining that he would be participating in a “unique classroom activity,” but had no idea that it would be anything like this.
The nature of this “unique classroom activity” was not disclosed because the teacher explained that it was going to be a “surprise.” But parents never could have anticipated what would come next, as their children were forced to lie down in the darkness while watching clips from the show “Roots,” a History Channel drama that supposedly documents the plight of early black slaves.
CBS Los Angeles reports that Reyes and his fellow students were instructed to line up and go through with the alleged reenactment as outlined by the teacher. It appears as though they were not given the option to not participate, just as the slaves of old were not given the option to not be slaves.
After hearing from many upset parents about the event, the school decided to axe it from the curriculum. LaMonica Bryson, a teacher at Whitney High School, agreed that it probably was not the best way to teach students about slavery, nor did it serve the intended purpose of expanding students’ understanding of American history.
“I think there are other ways to teach tolerance and maybe even better ways and best practices to broach these sensitive topics,” Bryson told the local media.
Many of the students expressed similar sentiments, including Kaleem Syed who told CBS Los Angeles the following:
“No you definitely don’t need to pretend to be a slave but it was another hands on experiment used to simulate slavery. Definitely not an effective way and there’s better alternatives than that.”
Unlike in Commiefornia, some parents in other states refuse to put up with this bullshit. Good for them. If my child were to have ever been treated this way in the school system I'd not only pull my child out, I'd be filing lawsuits against the school and give them one hell of a black eye reputation wise.
Punishing students is fine, as long as you don't lay hands on them. That's up to the parents when those kids come home with a pink slip. I'm all for allowing parents to woop their kids when they misbehave, I was wooped a few times myself. But NOT by teachers... by my parents! And that is where the decisions ought to be left up to: the parents!
>>2558 I totally agree. I bet they don't even have woodshop classes anymore in most schools. They don't teach you jack shit in America anymore other that to be "politically correct" and to cry all over yourself. Maybe they'll have a new class in the near future how to slit your wrists properly.
It has gotten so pathetic, so sick, so communistic, so loony at this point private schools or homeschooling is literally the ONLY way to get you kids proper education. That, and not pay a dime towards college, encourage them to go to a trade school instead.
This country has gotten so bad over the last 30 years I can no longer recognize it anymore, I really can't. So sad.
American manufacturers are investing hundreds of millions in the U.S. in anticipation of Congress passing the Trump administration’s tax reform bill, but warn of a swift reversal if lawmakers are unable to deliver.
“We are investing in anticipation of Congress passing a tax reform bill,” David Farr, the chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “I think the key issue Congress has to understand is that we think something is going to get done, and if it doesn’t get done, the U.S. economy will be hurt.”
Farr doesn’t just represent upwards of 14 million manufacturing workers nationwide as the NAM chairman, he’s also served as the chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric, a company that employs 80,000 worldwide, since 2000.
“We believe that he will deal with regulations, he will deal with infrastructure, he will have a plan for education, and will deliver on tax reform. My (Emerson’s) capital spending this year is going to be up a little over 10 percent. Next year, I plan to raise it 15 percent,” Farr told TheDCNF. “Manufacturing is doing this now because we are thinking about higher growth in 2019 and 2020.”
While he says that his company and NAM members plan to keep up the pace of their investment, he told TheDCNF they can pull “it all right back out.”
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin issued a similar warning to members Monday, saying that the U.S. stock market will undergo a massive correction if tax reform falls flat.
“There is no question that the rally in the stock market has baked into it reasonably high expectations of us getting tax cuts and tax reform done,” Mnuchin told Politico’s “Morning Money” podcast. “To the extent we get the tax deal done, the stock market will go up higher. But there’s no question in my mind that if we don’t get it done you’re going to see a reversal of a significant amount of these gains.”
Farr sees the implications of failure going farther than U.S. companies fleeing if Congress balks on tax reform. He thinks foreign investment in American businesses also suffer.
“If it doesn’t get done, U.S. business will sour and you will start seeing investments pull back in. It won’t just be U.S. companies, I think foreign companies will pull back also if they see a failure from Congress,” Farr said.
>>2544 This isn't about taxpayer subsidies or bailouts as typical leftist socialists plead for. This is about simply obeying campaign promises to cut taxes for productive industries within the US.
To tell you the truth we really should be giving productive industry an incentive to stay in the US. If our politicians are making it difficult to profit in the US then they'll likely decide to pack their bags and travel elsewhere (which is very unfortunate for Americans who need a working income to live, and unfortunate for our economy as well).
You know what I find ironic? Monopolies like Amazon Inc. (who sells mostly junk from China) have been pretty much exempted from paying taxes (they got a 7 billion $$$ tax reduction just this year), meanwhile American manufacturers can't even get a simple tax cut? How the fuck is this allowed to happen?
Say what you want about Alex, at least he's covering this horrific issue of how all the major tech firms like Facebook and Google and Amazon are tax exempt and are offered BAILOUTS at the expense of hard-working taxpaying Americans. This system is beyond corrupt, it's parasitic to the core. It's theft is what it is.
Bezos, Zuckerberg, And Schmidt All Received Taxpayer Money And Are Exempt From Most Taxes https://youtube.com/watch?v=Lv4RSujQ7zc [Embed]
So these uber-rich scumbags get tax exemption status... yet poor and middle class workers can't even get a small tax cut? Smaller productive industries inside the US can't get a tax cut either? How can you compete with such a monopolistic system? Simple answer: you can't. According to the experts capitalism is about consumer choice and fair competition between businesses (all held accountable to the same ethical standards and laws)... what we have today IS NOT capitalism and it can't be more fucking obvious.
>>2545 From the looks of all the reports coming out around the globe they claim this is the case, that the Islamic caliphate has failed and capitulated. There were over 300 arrests of ISIS members last month alone by the Kurdish forces. ISIS were also were driven out of major occupied territories they once held and I've been reading about that for the last couple months (MSM has been mostly silent about that). Not to mention Trump ordered the CIA to stop aiding and supplying so-called "rebels" (of-course the US military knew many of these "rebels" were Islamic terrorists themselves).... There is a lot of propaganda about how it was the US and US alone who defeated ISIS (not true at all). Massive cover-ups of how this actually happened such as the CIA/Mossad funding ISIS to undermine Assad's government in an attempted coup for Israeli interests. They wanted to blame and oust Assad and install a puppet Islamic dictator much like they have in Saudi Arabia.
But yah, I'm still looking into all of it. It seems legit so far. If there is evidence to the contrary I will report it.
This was not the first time that the Syrian government forces made such discoveries from terrorist hideouts across the country.
According to SANA, only a few days back they captured an Israeli cannon along with large amounts of weapons, ammunition and communication equipment from Takfiri terrorists in the area of Jib al-Jarrah in the eastern Homs countryside.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.
Israel bombed the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) inside the Golan Heights on Thursday evening in an attempt to protect their Al-Qaeda ‘allies’.
The Israeli Air Force claim the bombing raids were a response to the shelling of occupied areas by the SAA.
According to the Syrian Army’s 90th Brigade, an Israeli warplane bombed the SAA’s positions at the town of Qaws Al-Sandiyanah, which is located 1km south of Harfah. As a result of the strikes, the Syrian Army’s 130mm field artillery gun was destroyed.
The airstrike comes just hours after the Syrian Army had advanced against Al-Qeda in the Beit Jinn pocket of the Golan Heights.
Haaretz.com reports: Iran’s military chief Mohammad Baqeri on Wednesday pledged to fight Israel and Sunni insurgents during a visit to Damascus, and discussed ways to deepen cooperation with the Syrian military. “It is not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate Syria anytime it wants,” Baqeri said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after the strike that Israel will not tolerate spillover from Syria. “We have a clear policy,” the prime minister said during a speech at a ceremony marking 50 years of Israeli settlement in the Jordan Valley. “We will attack anyone who attacks us. We won’t accept spillover. If they attack us, we return fire. And it doesn’t take much time.”
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that “any violation of the sovereignty of the State of Israel will be met with a determined response, just as the IDF acted a short while ago.” Lieberman, who is currently visiting in Washington, D.C., added that Israel views the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad as “responsible for everything that is happening in its territory,” and suggested “not to test our patience and red lines.”
This is the second time Israel has stuck Syria this week. Baqeri’s comments came following an Israeli strike on Monday, in which the air force attacked an anti-aircraft battery east of Damascus after it fired a missile targeting Israel Air Force planes.
More than 3,000 never-before-seen documents from the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department on the assassination of John F. Kennedy are scheduled be released, with many experts fearing that such a large release of secret JFK assassination documents will spur “a new generation of conspiracy theories.”
According to Roger Stone, the CIA is urging President Donald Trump to delay disclosing some of the files for another 25 years.
Roger Stone said in a post on his website…
“They must reflect badly on the CIA even though virtually everyone involved is long dead.”
More than 3,000 never-before-seen documents from the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department are set to be released, along with 30,000 that have only been partially released in the past. The document dump “will simply fuel a new generation of conspiracy theories,” write Philip Shenon and Larry J. Sabato.
Sabato is the director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and author of “The Kennedy Half-Century” and Shenon is a former reporter for the New York Times and author of, “A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination.”
The CIA is urging President Donald Trump to delay disclosing some of the files for another 25 years according to friend and political adviser Roger Stone but the National Archives would not say whether any agencies have appealed the release of the documents.
According to The Gateway Pundit Roger Stone and Gerald Posner, two New York Times bestselling authors who are polar opposites about who killed JFK, have joined together to urge Donald Trump to release all the remaining classified files on Kennedy’s assassination.
About 3,100 files are still sealed in the National Archives. Under the 1992 JFK Records Act, the Archives have until October 26 to decide which of those files to publicly disclose.
George Soros will use his organisation, now the second largest political activist charity in the world, to influence Hungary’s 2018 general election, a Hungarian member of parliament has claimed.
István Hollik MP fears that Soros would use his Open Society Foundations (OSF) to remove Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party from power, tear down the border fence, and implement the “Soros Plan” to flood Europe with one million third-world migrants annually, reports the Hungarian Times.
The politician, whose Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP) is in coalition with the conservative Fidesz, also said that the OSF-backed refugee human rights group Hungarian Helsinki Committee’s legal challenge to the government’s national consultation on the Soros Plan could be “the first step in the campaign”.
Hollik pointed out that Soros’s foundation, which recently received a cash injection after the Hungarian-American speculator transferred $18 billion into the NGO, has been a “generous and intensive” source of money for those “Soros organisations and politicians” who “regularly intervene in Hungarian public life and who try to put pressure on the Hungarian cabinet”, alleges Hollik.
For tax purposes or for destruction-of-western-civ purposes?
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 18, 2017
He also accused figures within the European Union of “reporting” on Hungary to the Soros group, saying: “There are politicians in Brussels in their [OSF’s] pockets, through whom [the Soros organisation] is making threats.”
Hungary is under pressure from the EU over the country’s refusal to accept redistributed refugees, its 'higher education' (communist subversion) law, and legislation demanding transparency from foreign-funded organisations – the latter two directly affecting Soros interests.
Speaker Paul Ryan panned Sen. Lamar Alexander’s (R-TN) bipartisan Obamacare bailout deal with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA).
Senate Health, Education, Labor, Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) struck a deal with ranking member Patty Murray (D-WA) to bail out Obamacare.
Sens. Alexander and Murray said that they struck a deal to fund the Obamacare cost-sharing reduction program in exchange for state waivers that will allow states to have more flexibility to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The deal will allegedly fund Obamacare’s cost-sharing reduction program, which President Trump ended last week for two years. In exchange, Republicans will get some state waivers to allow health insurers to offer plans with “comparable affordability” to Obamacare plans.
“Sen. Murray and I have an agreement,” Sen. Alexander said. “We’re going to round up co-sponsors as best we can.”
President Trump tweeted on Wednesday that although he is generally supportive of Alexander’s efforts, he cannot support a bill that will bail out insurance companies that have made millions through Obamacare. Trump said, “I am supportive of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co’s who have made a fortune w/ O’Care.”
I am supportive of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co's who have made a fortune w/ O'Care.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
I don't trust the government to properly manage the healthcare system either. Look at what they have done to the VA. They promise veterans care, and when the vets end up injured they wait forever for proper care until they die from the lack of. That's all government-run care will get us. There is no fucking way I'd trust a government to manage such a complex system. Like the corrupted insurance companies, governments have no hearts either.
(Not to mention people fear privacy concerns just because of the NSA spying. Jesus! Can you even fathom the privacy violations if government were the one giving you some digital rectal probe very year!?)
I say stop the bailouts. Repeal all the mandates. Let the corrupt insolvent insurance companies file bankruptcy when no one buys their shitty care. And eventually new providers will take their place, and it will be on voluntary basis, consumer choice can and will fix this disaster we have now. Companies will be forced to comply to consumer demands or they'll end up bankrupted. That's as fair as you can get!
What the fuck, Admins? Why did my board get stolen? I rightfully claimed it after the old BO abandoned it. I thought this site was supposed to be better than 8chan? Balrog had no right to take it from me, I hadn't abused my admin powers, hell, I didn't even have time to. All I did was make some cosmetic changes as a joke and make a thread showing the change in ownership.
Balrog Even admits he went around site policy to do this, with some BS excuse about "fucking" with users, even though I did nothing beyond what I already said. I didn't realize I had to run MY board the way someone who didn't even fucking want it anymore wants it to be run.
And I've tried emailing Odili about this before making a thread, since he was the one who gave me the board, but he seems to be ignoring me.
>>7231 >Pic related, it's the thread where OP also cried abuse and got told by the users of the board he tried to claim. Yeah, it's really weird how a board that had zero users for weeks suddenly got all these posts defending blatant Admin abuse(that you admitted to, no less) when I point it out. Really activates my almonds.
>This website is operated by amateurs That much is already clear.
>spam shitty wordfilters and replace the existing board assets with ones expertly chosen to shit on /ggrevolt/ I didn't realize I had to run my jokes by the admins, first.
>and sending a claim email the millisecond the a dead board says "claimable" It was claimable for a whole day, dood.
>so you can fuck it up because someone who posted on there at some point rustled your jimmies Did making cosmetic changes(90% of which are still up) limit users' ability to post?
>one autist who obviously wasn't even there before the board became claimable
>>7219 his is the best you can present? you lousy loser. you that other idiot who hides when it becomes serious are a fucking cowards. when pol was messed up by by the previous BO and his trojan penis (((RPD))), i begged odili and you to help us out. you personally was sitting back on your hands while (((RPD))) was trashing the board. the nigers you just now posted were a indeed posted by me as a form of protest against (((ociolette))) and (((RPD))).
YOU DID NOTHING TO HELP /pol/ dimptard odili than came here to operate and told: >ughhhh ughhhhh i dont interfere with any booooooards and BOs
we even had to create a pol specific meta outside of the board to expose (((RPD))).
now crawl out of your slime stone and steal a bard from a a guy who claimed it rightfully.
what happened to that "i dont interfere with any BOs" rule? coward odili now went back under his stone hiding in his slime.
Sometime within the next few months, the heavens will come crashing down.
Tiangong 1, which translates to “Heavenly Palace,” is China's first space laboratory, launched in September 2011, serving as a prototype for a permanent space station that it aims to eventually build and launch. But six years after it first went into orbit, the 8½-ton laboratory is soon expected to meet a fiery and uncontrolled end, hurtling down to Earth and crashing somewhere — anywhere — on the planet.
In September 2016, Chinese officials confirmed that they had lost control of the space lab and that it would crash into Earth sometime in the latter half of 2017. In May, China told the United Nations that the lab would reenter Earth between October and April 2018.
Much of the space lab, which measures 34 feet in length, is expected to burn up during its reentry. But Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist from Harvard University, told the Guardian that pieces weighing up to 220 pounds could make it to the Earth's surface.
Where exactly the craft will fall is anyone's guess. Even slight changes in atmospheric conditions can alter the landing site “from one continent to the next,” McDowell told the Guardian.
“You really can’t steer these things,” he said. “Even a couple of days before it reenters, we probably won’t know better than six or seven hours, plus or minus, when it’s going to come down. Not knowing when it’s going to come down translates as not knowing where it’s going to come down.”
Uncontrolled crashes of larger spacecraft, while rare, have happened before. The Soviet Salyut 7 space station crashed to Earth in 1991, while NASA's Skylab space station fell over Western Australia in 1979.
this is a lot of bull, they knew of this in 12016-9 and none have done literally nothing to prevent it, and keep wrongly predicting its arrival. not one missile, laser burn, or divert or mitigation mission. This isn't just China's fault, but anyone that knew of it, including USA
Popcorn Time creator Federico Abad is part of a new team prepping a BitTorrent and blockchain powered YouTube competitor. In just under two weeks time, Flixxo will begin its token sale, kicking off a platform that will reward users for both creating, producing, and distributing content using BitTorrent.
Without a doubt, YouTube is one of the most important websites available on the Internet today.
Its massive archive of videos brings pleasure to millions on a daily basis but its centralized nature means that owner Google always exercises control over content leading to censorship.
Over the years, people have looked to decentralize the YouTube concept and the latest project hoping to shake up the market has a particularly interesting player onboard.
Until 2015, only insiders knew that Argentinian designer Federico Abad was actually ‘Sebastian’, the shadowy figure behind notorious content sharing platform Popcorn Time.
Now he’s part of the team behind Flixxo, a BitTorrent and blockchain-powered startup hoping to wrestle a share of the video market from YouTube. Here’s how the team, which features blockchain startup RSK Labs, hope things will play out.
The Flixxo network will have no centralized storage of data, eliminating the need for expensive hosting along with associated costs. Instead, transfers will take place between peers using BitTorrent, meaning video content will be stored on the machines of Flixxo users. In practice, the content will be downloaded and uploaded in much the same way as users do on The Pirate Bay or indeed Abad’s baby, Popcorn Time.
However, there’s a twist to the system that envisions content creators, content consumers, and network participants (seeders) making revenue from their efforts.
At the heart of the Flixxo system are digital tokens (think virtual currency), called Flixx. These Flixx ‘coins’, which will go on sale in 12 days, can be used to buy access to content. Creators can also opt to pay consumers when those people help to distribute their content to others.
>>2518 Some of those listed are great options, but lets face it, the biggest problem is getting all the normfags to switch from Youtube to an alternative platform! Yah, that'll be the day! As long as Google runs it's fucking internet monopoly 80% of folks are going to stick to the most popular monopolistic platforms.
I'd recommend the following: pick the channels or selected videos YOU like from Youtube... rip them all and back them up... go register to an alternative platform like Bitchute or Live Leak or Minds.com... then upload all the videos ripped from Youtube over there and promote them on other social platforms (such as this site, or other forums/boards). Rip, transfer, upload and share the alternative channel(s). If enough people do this then we can build great alternatives! The more people who do it, the more others will follow. Help lead the herd to better pastures, as our Lord Jesus Christ has done.
>>2532 <Respondent lists Centralized and Decentralized alternatives to hosting video <Replier suggests illegally making backups to other centralized services instead QED Sheep, becoming thy pastor of thyne manor lest you suffer the consequences of the state
>>2536 You can easily rip Youtube videos anonymously, and legal free software allows you to do this, it's everywhere. If you are that afraid of ripping Youtube videos you might as well stay away from Bit Torrent, P2P and the darknet as well. (Not to mention you can simply use a cheap private VPN while doing it, the feds won't bother you unless you make bomb threats or do something really stupid).
If you suggest using other services, that's fine and dandy, but no one is going to favor those services if only 0.000001% of the total video content from Youtube exists on the alternative websites. People as an online community are going to have to work to make that alternative network grow to attract more people.
Creating alternatives, promoting alternatives ... that's just not enough. We need the community using them, transferring content to them. Uploading shows and movies on them to attract the streamers. Posting documentaries, conspiracy theories, outlandish content, sexual content, comical content, anything that attracts more and more viewers.
As far as security goes: provide fake or disposable emails, remember forward secrecy, use a private VPN service, spoof browser agent metadata, wipe out browser history/logs/cookies/caches/sqlite databases routinely... and use some common sense like making sure your OS is not online 24/7.
>>2538 Translated version:
<You can do illegal things anonymously, even with (((free))) software. If you are that afraid of [insert system], the police won't get you because you aren't in the high priority list.
<It's ok to mock me, I know we are the 0.000001% that only cares about this. >People as an online community are going to have to work to make that alternative network grow to attract more people. Where's you node?
<Being different doesn't cut it, we need the 99.999999% to start using (((alternatives))) they won't use or host themselves. We need more original content!
<One way to secure yourself is by falsifying information online, and OPSEC 101. But forget that my Flixxo account has to be 24/7 online for it to work so I can get my e-coins for bittorenting. Choke on you pipe, I'm not interesting until you have your node up.
>>2539 Slandering common sense and making a shit piece mockery out of what I said does not make you correct.
You have provided no solutions so far. I have. There is a big difference between talking about alternatives and actually helping provide alternatives. You can have any platform you want, but if users don't participate ('legally', 'illegally', whatever) then your platform will be dead on arrival. Just look at all the other older projects that had a lot of potential and yet no one had the guts to use them, to help seed content.
People like you are part of the problem. Leaches. Unproductive complainers. Critics of everything but dare not care to share. Too afraid of what might happen to you (yet most likely won't).
>Where's you node?
My node is already on P2P, right now. Sharing over 10,000+ files so far. Yah, many pirated media at that. I'm doing my service, I'm just suggesting others do theirs too.
Julian Assange is preparing a new WikiLeaks release that proves Hillary Clinton colluded with Russia during the presidential race.
According to an anonymous source, Assange has obtained a file dump taken by the NYPD from Huma Abedin’s laptop, which contains details about numerous crimes committed by Hillary as Secretary of State AND as a presidential candidate.
Infowars.com reports: “This dump will be broad,” says the source. “It will probably be the biggest file dump Wikileaks has ever published in size and when it’s out there, it’s going to leave NO DOUBT on things like, WHO colluded with Russia, WHY it was done, WHAT crimes Hillary (as Secretary of State AND as a presidential candidate) and the elite DNC/GOP/Obama administration, like Lynch, Comey, etc. actually committed.”
“Again, when it’s done you will have zero doubt as to who is actually guilty of crimes and election rigging.”
Assange is reportedly waiting until Oct. 21st to give special prosecutor Robert Mueller – and Deep State elements within the FBI – the opportunity to back off the probe against President Trump because, so far, the known evidence actually implicates Hillary Clinton, and the data dump will only implicate her even more.
“Trump knows it’s better for the people if Mueller does what’s right,” he continued. “It will restore people’s faith in justice and our departments.”
Folks, I provided "Claim" in the title because no one knows for sure this source is accurate or not yet. We simply don't know what Wikileaks holds information-wise, but there are some clues from recent cryptographic tweets by Assange.
Let us hope and pray that all this criminality is exposed and that the proper authorities have the balls to act upon it if this is for real. We do know these UraniumOne connections with the Clinton Foundation exist, well documented by many sources already. I hope more light is shined on this as well, because we need to see their hypocrisy exposed for what it truly is.
At this point we can only hope and wait for more evidence to be dumped.
Also: we need investigative journalists digging into any ties between North Korea and UraniumOne. This is key. If in fact this becomes fully exposed and becomes an official investigation by the federal government and Congress, and links between North Korea and UraniumOne do exist then it means one thing: High Treason. This would mean the Clintons directly contributed to North Korea's nuclear programs which are considered a national security threat to the United States AND would be considered aiding and abetting a foreign enemy. If Russia is not yet considered an enemy, North Korea surely is at this point.
A Pittsburgh Public School teacher was seriously injured after officials say she was followed in her car and assaulted after school, allegedly in a dispute over a child’s cellphone.
Hours after the incident, late on Wednesday night, Pittsburgh Police confirmed to KDKA that they are working on an arrest warrant or warrants for a suspect or suspects in the case, who remain unidentified.
The incident reportedly started at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 School on the North Side earlier on Wednesday. Sources described to KDKA’s Marty Griffin a “rather shocking and violent incident.”
The district has a “no cell phone” policy. The teacher, identified as 46-year-old Janice Watkins, confiscated a phone from a fourth grade girl, who then allegedly bit her. Sources say the student’s parents came to school, with the mother allegedly telling the teacher she was “going to get even.”
Sources say the girl’s parents then followed Watkins in her car as she went to get the bite wound checked out at a local clinic.
According to Pittsburgh Police, the assault happened around 3:15 p.m. at the busy intersection of Route 65 and the West End Bridge. Watkins had just left school when a black SUV approached her vehicle.
“She said, ‘I put my window down and the woman threw a brick through my window,’ and hit her in her face,” said Betty Davis, Watkins’ mother. “And that’s when she said, ‘I told you I would get you,’ and [Watkins] said, ‘I didn’t realize it was two other people,’ but she said she felt something hit her in the back and it was two men.”
The assailants took off after the assault. Watkins, dazed and bleeding, called 911.
“My heart goes out to the child, because what has that mother taught that child? Whatever it is, you solve it with violence,” said Davis.
There are many policies in China I don't agree with, that I believe to be totalitarian in nature. However there is one strict policy China has that I DO AGREE with: when children (or young adults) become addicted to the internet and/or their phones, the authorities will send them to boot camp for a few months to get unhooked and recover from their online addiction. I would say this would not be such a bad idea if our schools were to adopt the same policy. Internet addiction is a serious problem.
This is the same kind of violence we have witnessed from people suffering from severe alcoholic withdrawals and excessive drug abuse. I would know too, I am reformed myself.
An undercover video has just been released by Project Veritas of an IT Consultant for The New York Times, Todd Gordon, who was exposed in an undercover video confessing that the Times' anti-Trump bias is a company culture.
This is part four of their American Pravda NYT investigation.
Gordon, who has worked for The New York Times for twenty years, explains that the anti-Trump sentiment is a cultural belief shared by all employees:
PV Journalist: "Have you ever had anybody in New York Times' office come up to you and say, I actually enjoy Trump?"
Federal immigration officials will greatly expand enforcement against unscrupulous employers of illegal immigrants during 2018, says Thomas Homan, director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
“I actually just recently looked at how much time, what percentage of time is spent by Homeland Security Investigations [on] worksite enforcement [and] I just gave the instruction I want to increase that by four to five times,” Homan told an audience at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday morning. He continued:
So we’re taking worksite enforcement very hard this year. Regarding the increased number of inspections and worksite operations, you are going to see us significantly increase this next fiscal year. We’re doing it differently than we’ve done it. Now we’re going to prosecute the employers who knowingly harbor the illegal aliens, we are going to detain and remove the [aliens].
The renewed visits are a sharp change from official practice under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, both of whom minimized investigation and prosecutions of employers who hired illegals instead of Americans. In fact, under Obama, several American companies were fined for requiring job-applicants to provide good evidence that they were eligible to work.
Homan’s renewed focus on employers will likely face intense pushback from business interests, and especially from the low-tech dairy and fruit-picking industries. Both industries have declined to invest in labor-saving technology so they can profit from using low-wage illegal immigrants and temporary H-2A guest-workers.
The announcement marks a renewed effort by President Donald Trump’s deputies to enforce the nation’s immigration laws and to implement his Inauguration Day promise of “Buy American, Hire American.” But it is not clear whether Homan’s policy is fully backed by Trump’s nominee to run the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen.
This is a very interesting promise; workforce enforcement's been the one place where ICE hasn't radically stepped up under Trump so far https://t.co/1ds09P6N3A
lol, it won't actually happen. ICE will do a couple theater raids to fool the trumptards and that'll be the end of it. The U.S. agricultural industry currently employs one million illegals, cheap, no benefits, depends on that for profit margins, and it's not going to change anytime soon.
>>2505 Besides the asshurt ridicule of a voter base, I see your point and would not be suprised if that's true, we can't trust our government anymore anyway. Far far too corrupt and they've proven their disloyalty to us already.
ICE typically operates in major cities closer to the Border anyway, so I doubt they'd be raiding rural farms and ranches all around the country.
That all being said, I recommend Americans shop at local farmers markets. Get to know where you are buying your food and who exactly provides it. There are a lot of Americans who still grow crops, still ranch, still butcher, still package and transport the food themselves. You can find a lot of them at local farmers markets. Support these people. Don't support big corporate agricultural because they are the ones hiring all the illegals (plus they are the ones using the most GMOs and addictive toxic additives and hormones). Get away from all that! Boycott the major institutions and go back to supporting local small American buisnesses. If you don't then you are part of the problem.
PS: Learn how to cook. It's not that hard. I'm no cook myself, but even I learned how to make a couple dozen dishes by reading old cook books. Ditch the junk food and microwavable garbage, go to the local farmers markets and buy what recipes you need to cook the dishes you enjoy.
This older family cooking show is very useful for beginners (which is likely why they refuse to play re-runs today): mega.nz/#F!awt3wTjS!nQsYgdo_u-Yh0vLA-ohcIA
Storm Ophelia caused some odd phenomena including a red sun and an eerie yellow sky across the UK during the storm.
But now an entire town in Lancashire has been covered in foam.
The high winds which battered Lancashire, whipped up waves of surf from the sea and sent them over the whole town of Cleveleys.
The Independent reports: The bizarre occurrence, around six km north of Blackpool, was documented as Ophelia raged over Ireland and the UK, making landfall in County Kerry in west Ireland early Monday morning and pummelling the country with gusts of wind up to 100 mph.
Ophelia was a Category 3 storm as it intensified over the weekend, churning from the Azores across the Atlantic towards the UK.
Experts claimed it was the most eastern storm in the Atlantic Basin since Hurricane Frances in 1980 and the worst storm in general since Hurricane Debbie in 1961, which killed 12 people.
Although the storm has since weakened, Ireland has been warned to prepare for Storm Brian this weekend. Around 2000 homes in Wales are still without power.
A yellow weather warning for wind remains in Northern Ireland, southern and central Scotland, north England and north west Wales on Tuesday afternoon.
Ireland has already been hit with a red wind alert this week, with all schools closing down and public transport networks severely disrupted.
Four key Las Vegas shooting witnesses are now missing or dead, and they all have one thing in common – their version of events contradicts the official narrative.
Are they being silenced to stop the truth coming out?
Kymberley Suchomel, one of the key witnesses to the devastating Las Vegas shooting attack which left fifty-eight people dead and more than five hundred wounded, has been found dead in her home at the age of 28. The cause of her death has yet to be confirmed.
Kymberley Suchomel was one of the lucky attendees at the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas who managed to escape the hail of bullets without being injured. Shortly after fleeing the scene with friends, she made a statement to mainstream media claiming that there were “multiple gunmen” firing weapons into the crowd and that she was chased by one such man.
When she was questioned on the veracity of her story, given the official story that there was only one gunman, she said that she was more than “100% sure” that she was right.
Kymberley gave a very detailed account of what she had seen in the days following the horrific event in which she questioned the official narrative being pushed relentlessly by the mainstream media, despite the fact it doesn’t make any sense.
>>2418 It has also been revealed that photos featuring Campos, published in mainstream media, are not real. After putting the photographs through forensic testing at FotoForensics.com, it is clear these photographs have been photoshopped, raising the question of whether “Jesus Campos, hero security guard” really exists.
OOPS forgot to wipe properties of 1 of the photos? Date photoshopped, 9 Oct. Date of awards night, 10 Oct. Please explain! #LasVegasShooting pic.twitter.com/a9TGlQpN0g
— Shaun Pearse (@pearseshaun) October 14, 2017
Whether this series of disturbing deaths and disappearances are purely coincidental or whether there is something deeply sinister afoot has yet to be determined, but the response by law enforcement and mainstream media – in particular their refusal to address the questions that the informed public want answered – is leading many to arrive at the same conclusion.
>>2420 It was a false flag shooting to push TSA-style body scanners in all major hotels and casinos across the US by 2020 so corporations like OSI Systems Inc. could make BILLIONS $$$ from federal contracts.
The fascist business model continues...
The communists will also exploit this as an excuse to try to undermine our 2nd Amendment rights as well.
So both sides of ideological despotism are trying to benefit from this mass murder no doubt.
The satanic elites likely view this as a sacrifice, such as Soros, Chertoff, Bill Gates and the Rothschild central banking cabal who also stood to profit by dumping stocks in these Casinos/Hotels before the shooting, while investing in big tech companies associated with DHS contracts.....
Oh and don't worry, the FBI recently told us to 'shut up, because there is no conspiracy.' Yah, nothing to see here.
Vegas Survivor Who Died Suddenly Had Planned Group To Expose Cover-UpReader10/19/2017 (Thu) 01:11:14 Id: fb19b2[Preview]No.2513del
Vegas Survivor Who Died Suddenly Had Planned Group To Expose Cover-Up
A woman who died days after surviving the ill-fated October 1 country music festival in Las Vegas wanted to organize a survivor’s group in order to flesh out the strange event, Facebook conversations reveal.
Kymberley Suchomel, 28, died suddenly on October 9 at her Apple Valley, California, residence five days after posting her version of events to Facebook.
In the days following the massacre, friends reached out to Suchomel over a October 4 post in which she described someone setting off “fire crackers” near the venue, and detailed being chased by numerous people, concluding at one point “There was more than one gun firing. 100% more than one.”
One longtime friend of Suchomel’s, who asked to remain anonymous, provided Infowars with screenshots of a conversation he’d had with her, in which she indicated planning to “organize a group of survivors” in order “to piece things together.”
“You can share my comment for sure. And you can leave my name,” Suchomel says in a Facebook message to her friend. “I’m trying to organize a group of survivors so if anyone wants to contact me they can. Because this fucked up shit doesn’t make sense and we are trying to piece things together.”
“The media can suck it. They have no idea what went down!” she added.
Suchomel goes on to tell her friend, who told Infowars he’d known her for years, that she was compiling a “second by second story” detailing her experience, and pinpoints on an image where she’d been seated with her friends.
Important to note is that much of Suchomel’s lengthy account – now deleted from Facebook, but available here https://archive.is/gZqOQ – appears to contradict the lone wolf shooter narrative provided to the public from law enforcement.
If North Korea Can Kill 90% Of Americans In A Year (via EMP Attack), Why Did DoD Just Defund The Congressional EMP Commission?
At a House hearing yesterday, experts warned members of Congress that a North Korean EMP attack could kill 90% of Americans within one year, calling it an “existential threat.”
But despite this looming crisis, the Department of Defense has decided now was the time to defund the Congressional committee that has been studying the threat since 2001.
The Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack has been around for nearly two decades, but their efforts have mostly been restricted to making sure that the U.S. national command authority and U.S. strategic forces could continue to function. Meanwhile “no major efforts were then thought necessary to protect critical national infrastructures.” Apparently, the plan was that our defense would be so effective, no further steps were needed.
This has all changed with recent strides in nuclear weaponry by North Korea. The results of an EMP strike could be apocalyptic.
With the development of small nuclear arsenals and long-range missiles by new, radical U.S. adversaries, beginning with North Korea, the threat of a nuclear EMP attack against the U.S. becomes one of the few ways that such a country could inflict devastating damage to the United States. It is critical, therefore, that the U.S. national leadership address the EMP threat as a critical and existential issue, and give a high priority to assuring the leadership is engaged and the necessary steps are taken to protect the country from EMP.
What a lot of people didn’t know was that just a couple of weeks ago, Sept. 30, 2017, the Department of Defense terminated the funding for the EMP Commission. At the same time, “North Korea detonated an H-Bomb that it plausibly describes as capable of “super-powerful EMP” attack and released a technical report “The EMP Might of Nuclear Weapons” accurately describing what Russia and China call a “Super-EMP” weapon.” The EMP Commission has been urging EMP preparedness on a national level for 17 years, but no one has been listening, despite alarming strides toward that goal in just the past six months.
But that isn’t the worst of in. In 2004, two Russian generals told the EMP Commission that their design for a Super-EMP weapon was “accidentally transferred to North Korea.”
And just like "The Simpsons" cartoon predicted Donald Trump would become the US president in the future 10+ years ago (remember that? Youtube it!), they also predicted a massive demise of America a few years later. It's like this whole thing has been set up years ago, and they have been conditioning us for America's downfall (which is also in the plans).
>>2502 Well, somewhat true, an EMP would be caused by a nuke blown into the upper atmosphere over the US which would fry our entire electric grid. Everything would go offline, everything would be shut down. Electricity would no longer be distributed through the power grid. That would cause mass chaos and disorder within days.
I'm glad I've been prepping for an EMP for a while, got some backup solar generators, some charged 12V batteries with power inverters. I know self-generated electricity would be extremely rationed but at least my refrigerator and freezer would still function. And I got plenty of extra food for long-term storage. Guns/ammo/mags/rem oil would be essential as well pretty much anything else including extra clothing/shoes/boots and extra sanitation products are essential to have stored. Could you imagine not having TP to wipe your ass? Stock up on that stuff too.
It would take about two years or so to repair the grid, most people won't survive that long because they haven't prepped or are not self-sufficient enough to live through that kind of disaster.
Do prepare for the worst though, or at least be prepared to die at will.
>When can I buy a lowRISC SoC? >As with most tech projects, the most accurate answer is “When it’s ready”. >We are expecting to crowdfund an initial instantiation of the lowRISC platform during the course of 2017.
I'm pretty sure the lowRISC FAQ said 2016 last year. It didn't happen, obviously, and it was changed to 2017, but we're running out of that, too. Ten weeks left, boys. Is a lowRISC SoC vaporware for another year?
At what point do we start looking to the J-x processors based on Hitachi's SuperH architecture? The last SH-4 patents are expiring this year.
The Washington Post willingly ignored the illegal alien-status of a man who is accused of brutally murdering a Muslim teenager in Fairfax County, Virginia.
In a piece about the trial of Darwin Martinez Torres, a 22-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador, the Post did not mention the fact that when Torres was accused of murdering 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen, he was never supposed to have been in the United States.
The Washington Post called Hassanen’s murder a “high-profile killing,” but failed to mention the immigration status of Torres, who is also accused of sexually assaulting a woman before the murder and is now facing the death penalty.
As Breitbart Texas reported, Hassanen and a group of fellow Muslim teenagers were eating at a nearby McDonald’s when they left and started walking back to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center when Torres, according to police, started following the teenagers.
Soon after the teens noticed Torres, the illegal alien allegedly jumped a curb with his car and got out of his vehicle and started chasing the teens while wielding a baseball bat. Torres was able to grab Hassanen and began beating her to death with the bat, police said.
The illegal alien allegedly took her body to a nearby pond and dumped her there for the authorities to later find.
Torres now has a detainer on him by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which demands he be turned over to federal immigration officials should he be released from local custody at any point.
Despite efforts by the mainstream media to label the murder a “hate crime” that was perpetrated by an anti-Muslim attacker, police have said there is no evidence indicating that the illegal alien targeted the teen because of her religion.
hahaha! I read that article in the WP. *It* said that ICE had placed a detainer on the guy to deport him once the courts got done with him, so, yeah, the guy was illegal and as usual the trumptards are suckin' down whatever "they're tryin' to hide things frum ya! cunspiracy! cunspiracy!" shit's being fed to them.
As the mainstream media continues to obsess over $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russian spies in 2016 seeking to throw the presidential election, we're almost certain they'll ignore the much larger Russian bombshell dropped today in the form of newly released FBI documents that reveal for the very first time that the Obama administration was well aware of illegal bribery, extortion and money laundering schemes being conducted by the Russians to get a foothold in the atomic energy business in the U.S. before approving a deal that handed them 20% of America's uranium reserves... and resulted in a windfall of donations to the Clinton Foundation.
As we pointed out last summer when Peter Schweizer first released his feature documentary Clinton Cash, the Uranium One deal, as approved by the Obama Administration, netted the Clintons and their Clinton Foundation millions of dollars in donations and 'speaking fees' from Uranium One shareholders and other Russian entities.
Russian Purchase of US Uranium Assets in Return for $145mm in Contributions to the Clinton Foundation - Bill and Hillary Clinton assisted a Canadian financier, Frank Giustra, and his company, Uranium One, in the acquisition of uranium mining concessions in Kazakhstan and the United States. Subsequently, the Russian government sought to purchase Uranium One but required approval from the Obama administration given the strategic importance of the uranium assets. In the run-up to the approval of the deal by the State Department, nine shareholders of Uranium One just happened to make $145mm in donations to the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, the New Yorker confirmed that Bill Clinton received $500,000 in speaking fees from a Russian investment bank, with ties to the Kremlin, around the same time. Needless to say, the State Department approved the deal giving Russia ownership of 20% of U.S. uranium assets
Now, thanks to newly released affidavits from a case that landed one of the Russian co-conspirators, Vadim Mikerin, in jail, we learn that not only was the Obama administration aware the Russians' illegal acts in the U.S. but it may have also been fully aware that "Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow." Per The Hill:
Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.
>>2479 Nope, all those so-called "fact checkers" don't present real facts. They are all owned by rich snobs with extreme political bias who are completely willing to lie and deceive people to suit their bias political agendas.
Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.
They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.
The racketeering scheme was conducted “with the consent of higher level officials” in Russia who “shared the proceeds” from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.
It turns out the Obama administration knew the Russians were engaged in bribery, kickbacks and extortion in order to gain control of US atomic resources — yet still OK’d that 2010 deal to give Moscow control of one-fifth of America’s uranium. This reeks.
Peter Schweizer got onto part of the scandal in his 2015 book, “Clinton Cash”: the gifts of $145 million to the Clinton Foundation, and the $500,000 fee to Bill for a single speech, by individuals involved in a deal that required Hillary Clinton’s approval.
The New York Times confirmed and followed up on Schweizer’s reporting — all of it denounced by Hillary as a partisan hit job.
But now The Hill reports that the FBI in 2009 had collected substantial evidence — eyewitnesses backed by documents — of money-laundering, blackmail and bribery by Russian nuclear officials, all aimed at growing “Vladimir Putin’s atomic-energy business inside the United States” in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
The bureau even flagged the routing of millions from Russian nuclear officials to cutouts and on to Clinton Inc.
American taxpayers spent nearly a quarter of a million dollars paying for radical Marxist Spenser Rapone to receive a world-class education and officer training at the United States Military Academy.
Rapone is the Army officer and former West Point cadet who appears to have posted photos of himself in uniform at West Point promoting pro-communism messages. In one posted photo, Rapone appears to have placed a paper sign in his formal uniform hat saying: “Communism will win.” In another photo, Rapone is wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt underneath his uniform.
“The scholarship value of a U.S. Military Academy education is $226,051, as of April 2017,” West Point’s public affairs office told The Daily Caller on Tuesday.
“This number varies from year to year, but this is the most up-to-date information.”
Like every other West Point cadet, Rapone did not pay a dime to attend the academy. His taxpayer-funded education was fully funded by the federal government — with no loans — for four years.
During his 47 month at West Point, Rapone — and every cadet — completed a broad core curriculum in math, science, engineering, information technology and humanities.
Rapone also graduated with a Bachelor of Science in one of 42 majors.
>>2494 His bio describes himself as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
An active duty Army officer contacted by The Daily Caller, who wished to remain anonymous, agreed with the sentiments of Lieutenant Colonel Heffington. “I can assure you,” the officer stated, “there are a number of avowed communists [teaching at West Point].”
According to the officer, the presence and influence of openly Marxist faculty members is partially to blame for the leniency the academy showed Rapone when he was a cadet. “Why punish this Che-loving former cadet, Rapone, when we let senior faculty openly support such views?” the officer asked.
Army officials have opened an investigation into Rapone’s statements.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has called Rapone a “national security threat.”
“Members of the military who harbor anti-American views and express their desire to harm our country and its leaders are unfit to serve and defend our nation,” Rubio wrote on Facebook.
The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department approved a drone pilot program Tuesday -- several months after the department first presented what it called a "limited plan" to use the technology.
Approval of the program by the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners came despite opposition from activists who consider the technology a threat to civil liberties and after only 6 percent of the 1,675 emails the LAPD received about the program expressed support for it.
Commissioner Cynthia McClain-Hill voted against the program, while Commission President Steve Soboroff, Vice President Matthew Johnson and Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa voted for it. Commissioner Shane Murphy Goldsmith was not present for the vote.
The panel's vote prompted an outcry from opponents, some of whom marched outside the LAPD headquarters and into the intersection of First and Main streets, blocking traffic. Police declared the gathering an unlawful assembly, ordering the group out of the street. Several protesters were seen being handcuffed and led away by police, although it was unclear if they were only being detained to move them out of the street or if they would be arrested.
The commission held a meeting two weeks ago, when it approved guidelines for the 1-year drone pilot program. The guidelines were then posted on the department's website for two weeks to get more public feedback before the final vote.
The drones would not be weaponized or used during surveillance, and their use would have be approved on a case-by-case basis. The commission also added several more amendments before the final vote, including that facial recognition technology would not be used on the drones.
The LAPD's pursuit of a pilot program is a reversal of its policy after it abandoned the idea of using drones three years ago in the face of protests from activists.
"Drones represent a significant threat to privacy, one that is very difficult to contain once drones are deployed for any use whatsoever," said Melanie Ochoa, an ACLU staff attorney, at a commission meeting in August.
The groups have also charged that because the emails the LAPD received on the program were overwhelmingly negative, the commission is not interested in the public feedback it is receiving and is just going through the motions.
Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability.
A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up cat food. The other driver, a 20-year-old college student, ran a red light while talking on his mobile phone, a distraction that he immediately admitted and cited as the catalyst of the fatal event.
“He was remorseful,” Smith, now 43, said. “He never changed his story.”
Yet in federal records, the death isn’t attributed to distraction or mobile-phone use. It’s just another line item on the grim annual toll taken by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration [NHTSA]—one of 37,262 that year. Three months later, Smith quit her job as a realtor and formed Stopdistractions.org, a nonprofit lobbying and support group. Her intent was to make the tragic loss of her mother an anomaly.
To that end, she has been wildly unsuccessful. Nine years later, the problem of death-by-distraction has gotten much worse.
Over the past two years, U.S. traffic fatalities surged by 14.4 percent. In 2016 alone, more than 100 people died every day in or near vehicles in America, the first time the country has passed that grim toll in a decade. Regulators, meanwhile, still have no good idea why crash-related deaths are spiking: People are driving longer distances but not tremendously so; total miles were up just 2.2 percent last year. Collectively, we seemed to be speeding and drinking a little more, but not much more than usual. Together, experts say these upticks don’t explain the surge in road deaths.
There are however three big clues, and they don’t rest along the highway. One, as you may have guessed, is the substantial increase in smartphone use by U.S. drivers as they drive. From 2014 to 2016, the share of Americans who owned an iPhone, Android phone, or something comparable rose from 75 percent to 81 percent.
The second is the changing way in which Americans use their phones while they drive. These days, we’re pretty much done talking. Texting, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are the order of the day—all activities that require far more attention than simply holding a gadget to your ear or responding to a disembodied voice. By 2015, almost 70 percent of Americans were using their phones to share photos and follow news events via social media. In just two additional years, that figure has jumped to 80 percent.
Finally, the increase in fatalities has been largely among bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians—all of whom are easier to miss from the driver’s seat than, say, a 4,000-pound SUV—especially if you’re glancing up from your phone rather than concentrating on the road. Last year, 5,987 pedestrians were killed by cars in the U.S., almost 1,100 more than in 2014—that’s a 22 percent increase in just two years.
I can almost guarantee the reason government doesn't crack down on this belligerent behavior is because officials are getting bribed by companies like Apple and Microsoft behind closed doors, and so are politicians who are willing to turn a blind eye. These big tech companies want people addicted to their gadgets and if that means more lost lives then they grunt "so be it."
“Every Wi-Fi connection” is reportedly vulnerable to a security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on your internet traffic.
According to the Telegraph, “The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to secure Wi-Fi networks for the last 14 years,” and, “In theory, it allows an attacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to inject computer viruses into internet networks, and read communications like passwords, credit card numbers and photos sent over the internet.”
“It seems to affect all Wi-Fi networks, it’s a fundamental flaw in the underlying protocol, even if you’ve done everything right [your security] is broken,” said Alan Woodward of the University of Surrey’s Centre for Cyber Security.
The “Krack” attack reportedly makes everyone’s connection vulnerable, and cannot be stopped by changing your Wi-Fi passwords.
“It seems to affect all Wi-Fi networks, it’s a fundamental flaw in the underlying protocol, even if you’ve done everything right [your security] is broken,” claimed Alan Woodward, a member of the University of Surrey’s Centre for Cyber Security. “You can’t trust your network, you can’t assume that what’s going between your PC and router is secure.”
IT here, Ditto on radio (insecure af), and this mainly affects clients, not the routers. Wifi repeaters are clients as well. Yes, cellphones too. It has to do with handshake. Will post on nntpchan, the exploit thread.
>>2436 Ditto. I have been saying for more than a decade that anything wireless is never secure no matter what silly encryption is baked into the standards. Sure the encryption can be considered relatively secure, but the implementation is always all wrong, as is the case here.
Personally I think a good compromise is to remove the built in wifi card (which is garbage anyway) and use an external usb card when you absolutely need wireless for something (pentesting or whatever). That way you can easily physically remove it when not in use but still have the ability to use it when necessary.
>>2444 It is still a good idea to update all wireless devices and not just the clients nontheless.
>>2447 Being chinese (Lenovo) I would not count on it.
>>2438 >Being chinese (Lenovo) I would not count on it. There has been talks that ThinkPads newer than 2005-2006 should not be trusted. I wonder if it affects some the last truly IBM models such as T61 and T60. Anyway, libre hardware could prevent shit like this to happen.
Lol whatevah, I already got a computer with no USB ports and or wireless card and it also can't be booted from a USB-stick. So shitty and pain in the ass that you don't want to deal with it at all.
>>2444 Ok, thread and message anchor:
tl;dr every WPA2 client is totally affected, it's literary a matter time before someone makes pineapple/raspi worm; which is my assessment is correct, we are barely hours in.
>>2448 2444 obv.
Upgrading Infineon Technologies AG firmware won't do shit. And many many wifi chips using their templates are not upgradable.
Wireless}Radio are no-gos in any real secure environments.
>>2455 Many many motherboards using Intel ME, which used a template booloader for testing (debug mode). It has affected nearly all laptops, even new ones. It was posted on >>>/tech/ with the process of discovery upto the manufacturer declarations. But that thread was wiped out by spammers and never recovered.
We are at a point that if you don't know everything about the machine you purchase, you are getting pwnd. We can only hope RISCV and TALOS make true open motherboards. Sad that no one makes OpenSolaris boards and chips.
Wondering if >>>/os/ BO made a backup
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Poland has said thanks but no thanks to a $9.2bn credit line from IMF.
(For those not aware, this is how the IMF bankrupted Greece: huge insolvent loans that the Greek government were never able to pay back off. This resulted with future "bail-ins" ie public wealth confiscation in Greece by their own insolvent, corrupt government who took the loans from IMF loan sharks).
According to Polands finance ministry, Warsaw will withdraw from the International Monetary Fund’s precautionary Flexible Credit Line (FCL) which is worth billions of dollars.
The ministry quoted Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Twitter saying: “We are resigning from a $9.2 billion credit line from the IMF. The Polish economy is in such a good situation that we can do it”
#Morawiecki: Rezygnujemy z $9,2mld linii kredytowej #IMF Polska gospodarka jest w tak dobrej sytuacji, że możemy to zrobić. @IMFNews pic.twitter.com/JtlxiHrWQw
— MinisterstwoFinansów (@MF_GOV_PL) October 14, 2017
The country’s budget posted a record surplus of $1.36 billion for the period from January to August as a result of a steep rise in revenue from value-added tax. Economic growth was almost four percent.
I have taken the decision to quit the FCL after an analysis of tax data, macroeconomic parameters, assessment of our budget stability and currency reserves,” Morawiecki was cited as saying.
>>2441 Because you don't boost the economy by giving loans to your government. That is the most insane idea ever, and only opens the gateway to fiscal abuse, incompetence and waste. The end result? See Greece, where they ended up having to confiscate public bank accounts and seize public savings in order to pay back the IMF (with interest!) IMF made more money than they loaned with that deal - ALL at the publics' expense.
>>2441 Think of it this way: the IMF act as loan sharks.
The government acts as spoiled children who take out a loan to buy some candy. The parents (that is the public) typically don't want their kids to take loans from loan sharks, but they did that anyway.
Now the spoiled brats have their candy but can't pay those loans back.... and the IMF is there to break their little legs. What do the spoiled brats do now? They scream, kick and whine for the parents to bail them out. And when that doesn't work, they steal the money from the parent's wallets while they were sleeping to pay back the loans with interest. The parents then no longer have enough money the next day to feed themselves or the spoiled kids.
Lessons learned by Poland courtesy of Greece's corrupt spoiled government.
President Donald Trump restated his support for wall funding, telling reporters on Monday that it would be part of any deal with Democrats to legalize illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children.
“We need a wall in this country. You know it, I know it, everybody knows it,” Trump said during a press conference with Mitch McConnell on Monday. “We need a wall and that will be part of it.”
Trump was asked by ABC’s Jon Karl if he would insist that wall funding would be part of a deal with Democrats to provide a solution for DACA recipients.
The president pointed out that Mexico was “not doing particularly well” on stopping drugs and illegal immigration from coming into the United States, which was why it was a priority.
Trump also spoke about the wall during a cabinet meeting at the White House.
“We have a very good relationship with Mexico but there are a lot of problems, and we don’t want the drugs and we don’t want the crime, but we need the wall,” he said.
He also signaled his opposition to “chain migration,”
Recently, we’ve asked Congress to ensure that any proposed immigration reform ends chain migration,” he said. “It’s critical for creating a system that puts American workers and the American taxpayer first.”
Project Veritas has released a video of the New York Times Homepage Editor Des Shoe, who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that the Times has a liberal bias and attacking President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. This is part three of their American Pravda NYT investigation.
When confronted with the notion that during the election, The Times' front page, for which she is responsible, was completely focused around Trump. She tells the undercover journalist that NYT reporters tried to influence the election with their reporting:
"I think one of the things that maybe journalists were thinking about is like...Oh, if we write about him, about how insanely crazy he is and how ludicrous his policies are, then maybe people will read it and be like, oh wow, we shouldn't vote for him."
The New York Times senior homepage editor goes on to explain the positive effect of Trump's victory: "Since the election, like you know...Speaking on, you know, for The New York Times, our subscriptions have sky-rocketed since...I mean, they call it the Trump bump."
This sentiment was echoed by Nick Dudich, who was featured in American Pravda Part 1 and Part 2. He explains, "I mean honestly, Trump has driven us more business than anybody else. Anytime he says failing, we add a boost of subscribers."
The New York Times responded to Part I in a statement, calling Dudich "a recent hire in a junior position." Later, Executive Editor of the NYT Dean Baquet described Dudich as "a kid...who just started his career in journalism." The same cannot be said for Ms. Shoe, a senior-level employee who has been with The Times since January of 2009.
Des Shoe claims that the New York Times has to chase clicks in the current media environment, "The Washington Post, people who have paywalls up...The main objective is to grab subscribers. You do that any way that you can."
When told the New York Times seems more like a 'click-paper', Shoe replies:
"I mean, you're not wrong. Like, I would love to be able to speak my mind completely about...If I ever leave the Times I'll go back to you guys and tell you exactly what I think. But, I mean, there's stuff like...And this is what I was trying to say is like the last couple years it's changed for the bad."
Shoe finally goes on to explain her personal biases against President Trump, "I feel like Trump is...is just a...is sort of an idiot in a lot of ways. Just an oblivious idiot."
She also attacks Vice President Mike Pence, implying that his religious beliefs make him unfit to lead:
"If you impeach him, then Pence becomes President, Mike Pence, who's f***ing horrible...I think maybe, possibly worse than Trump.
>>2434 Listen up fucktard, there are still braindead people in charge of massive website and services. Retards from banking website to government newsmedia outlets using these outdated shitty standards because they are too afraid of pirates copying shit so they use these death wishes because of it has DRM. All in all, everyone loses and you have to pay for this stupid bullshit.
>>2457 Id recommend using a separate isolated computer to do banking or business on, and don't use that for any other use. Use a private VPN and always wipe out the browser history/cookies/caches and physically disconnect from the internet while not in use.
Social media (including the use of image boards), browsing porn, politics and piracy should be done on another isolated computer without any history of personal use. Of-course using a private VPN for this is recommended as well.
In other words don't put all your eggs into one basket, and make sure to use proper COMSEC/OPSEC.
Syrian Forces discovered dozens of Israeli-made arms, ammunition and telecommunication devices, while searching through areas that were recently liberated from ISIS in the Homs and Hama provinces.
Among discovered arms and equipment, there were some artillery pieces, around 800 mortar shells, a machine gun equipped with 10 thousand bullets, in addition to several rounds of bullets made for 17 mm, 14,5 mm and 30 mm machine guns, as well as an RPG, 3 RPG launchers and a whole bunch of telecommunication devices.
A great number of items discovered turned out to be of Israeli origin.
The discoveries were made while the Syrian Army was searching through and combing the areas that were recently liberated from ISIS terrorists, in particularly Jeb Al Jarrah, a village located north of Qaryatayn, and in the southern countryside of the town of Salamiyeh in Hama province.
Meanwhile, Syrian Army assumed control over strategic village of Al Husseiniyeh, located north of of Deir Ez Zour city.
This comes right after the Syrian Army liberated strategic villages of Buqrous Foukani, Buqrous Tahtani and Al Dhiyban earlier in the day.
>We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or other malware into websites.
>The weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself, and not in individual products or implementations. Therefore, any correct implementation of WPA2 is likely affected. To prevent the attack, users must update affected products as soon as security updates become available. Note that if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. During our initial research, we discovered ourselves that Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, OpenBSD, MediaTek, Linksys, and others, are all affected by some variant of the attacks. For more information about specific products, consult the database of CERT/CC, or contact your vendor.
The Q&A is worth reading, and has information on attack mitigations. Unfortunately, if you are using an Android smartphone that isn't receiving updates anymore, your WiFi security on that device is probably null.
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A recently-released research study sheds light on the values of white working-class voters in the United States and the reasons these voters strongly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Three researchers from three different universities authored the study, titled “White Working-Class Views on Belonging, Change, Identity and Immigration.”
Open Society Foundations, a network of political organizations controlled by left-wing billionaire George Soros, funded the study.
The trio of researchers conducted the study by visiting four places between August 2016 and March 2017: Birmingham, Alabama; Dayton, Ohio; Tacoma, Washington; Phoenix, Arizona; and — for some reason — the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
The researchers spoke candidly with over 400 people who identify as members of the white working class.
>>2401 >Frankly I'm shocked someone as bias as George Soros invested his money to fund such an honest and fair research paper.
I'm not. The guy failed to get Hilary in even when the whole game was stacked in her favor. Now he's putting in research to make sure it doesn't happen again. Soros may employ useful idiots, but he is not one of them.
>>2415 My philosophy is that our Republic will fall the same way Rome's did. So yes, Soros will be Crassus and he's going to look for his Pompey and Caeser. Hopefully he dies the same way Crassus did: with a bunch of Persians dressing him up like a woman and stoning him in the streets.
Syrian government forces and their allies on Saturday said they seized the town of Mayadeen, an Islamic State stronghold in the country’s east, in a major gain in the race for territories previously held by the militant group.
The announcement came as U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said they were in the “final” battle for control of Raqqa, the ISIS' de facto capital and the symbol of the group’s reign of terror. However, officials with the Kurdish-led SDF said it could be hours or days before ISIS is uprooted from the city, to the north of Mayadeen.
Over the past months, Mayadeen had become a refugee for the IS leadership from Syria and Iraq as its self-proclaimed caliphate crumbled.
The town, on the western bank of the Euphrates River, was also a major node in the race for control of the oil-rich eastern Deir el-Zour province that straddles the border with Iraq.
SDF has steadily been making a bid for areas in the province, securing territory to the east of the river as the U.S.-backed offensive focused on the Iraq border area, still controlled by ISIS (what surprise).
The Washington DC political elite fear further advances by Syrian government forces could help Iran, Syria and Russia continue undermining the US petrodollar with unrestricted gold/oil and other alternative non-dollar trades.
>>2424 The picture was meant to be a thought-provoking ruse to trigger disinfo agents. Lets be clear, it was the Israeli Mossad, the US State Department/CIA as well British military contracting firms that have been busted over and over again aiding Islamic terrorists (or what Obama liked to call "rebels") in attempt to overthrow Assad and his nationalist government which is an economic ally to Russia.
The anti-Assad propaganda falls flat on its face if you do enough research and have the skills to think critically for yourself. Assad and his administration has worked very hard to liberate Syria from Islamic forces who have slaughtered, maimed and killed innocent Christians and Muslims who have refused to comply to brutal Sharia Law.
Why would anyone condone Sharia Law? Anyone who is a decent human being would shun such a hostile, belligerent, brutal and inhumane ideology. Sharia Law and its ilk was subjugating and destroying the republic of Syria, and if successful would have reduced Syria to rubble. What good could come of this, or better yet who would stand to benefit?
Israel would have, because they want to expand their territory be reducing other nations around it to rubble, and when they do, they grab major chunks of occupied land for expansion for the Israeli state. Israel is a major asset to the US deep state and military industrial complex, so this is why our intelligence agencies work hand in hand with Mossad's destabilization operations.
This needs to stop, it is creating untold misery around the Middle East, far far far worse than Russian economic cooperations that undermine the US dollar.
The solution for the US would be to simply not waste Trillions of Dollars $$$ on these despicable wars, but to compete economically and diplomatically with Russia through better trade relations and increasing economic productivity within the United States.
Russia cannot undermine the US dollar though Syria alone, it would also take us wasting TRILLIONS OF OUR OWN DOLLARS to further undermine the petrodollar - as we have seen happen.
Bad policies have consequences. Until we accept that, we will continue to fail and continue to be undermined. But, I know... blame the victims. That seems to be the response these corrupt elites always conclude. Scapegoats, denial and pity parties.
>>11526 Absolutely, imagine this progressive movement took complete control, a dystopian totalitarian maxist tranny future. A cyberpunk future where incorrect use of pronouns is prisonable and people break the law to share illegal opinions. It could be the 1984 of our time.