Democrats gear up to shut down 4chan

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>House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said he hopes to broaden the focus of his committee’s work on terrorist content online following the deposition of 8quan owner Jim Watkins. (The fringe website hosted manifestos tied to a recent string of mass shootings.) While panel staff are still reviewing testimony from their recent closed-door Watkins session, Thompson said he expects the panel to expand its focus to other platforms, with the goal of eventually proposing reforms. “Ultimately we’re looking at some policy recommendations,” he told Cristiano. “There’ll probably be a couple more hearings around it. But we’ll broaden it and just start looking at everybody, the Facebooks of the world, Google, 8quan, 4chan.”

Anyone here remember back a few years ago when the mainstream center left elitist snobs in Washington all loved 4chan? The Washington post did a couple long stories about moot and making him out to be some kind of boy genius free speech hero back around the time of chanology. moot did that faggy TED talk and it was only FOX News who was calling 4chan dangerous hackers on steroids.
How did we get to be public enemy #1 so quickly? Do they think us gamers are expendable?
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Trump to bar California from setting vehicle emission rules: sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards and barring all states from setting such rules, two auto industry officials said on Tuesday.

The move is sure to spark legal challenges over issues including states’ rights and climate change that administration officials say could ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump met with senior officials last Thursday and agreed to greenlight the plan to bar California from setting tailpipe emission standards or requiring zero emission vehicles, Reuters reported last week. The White House declined to comment.

The administration plans to issue separate rules rolling back Obama-era fuel economy requirements in the coming weeks. A formal announcement is tentatively set for Wednesday at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) headquarters and automakers and dealers have been invited to attend, industry officials said.

Government officials said the timing is still in flux and could be announced later in the week.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, speaking to a group of auto dealers, said Tuesday that “in the very near future, the Trump administration will begin taking the steps necessary to establish one set of national fuel-economy standards.”

Under Trump, federal regulators have backed freezing emissions requirements for new cars and trucks at 2020 levels through 2026. Administration officials say its final regulation will include a modest boost in annual efficiency requirements but far less than what the Obama administration set in 2012.
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Why No Democratic Debate Thread?

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Can you believe that there was another Democratic party debate and nobody even cared to make a thread about it? The Alyssa Milano and Ted Cruz gun control debate was more /news/worthy, lol. Joe Biden is old

HOUSTON — Joe Biden has a record that spans nearly half a century, with some positions that can easily be cast as out of touch with today’s Democratic voters. He makes near-daily verbal miscues about matters trivial and weighty that can often undermine his own campaign.

Yet after Thursday’s third debate, the former vice president’s standing in the race appears as durable as ever, with none of his opponents quite sure how to attack him. None of their efforts so far have reshaped the race, and on Friday, Democratic candidates waded into a blah blah blah tl;dr nobody cares
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I like beer I like rape I like kavanaugh

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China admits defeat in trade war

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hina will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations.

China will suspend tariff hikes on soybeans, pork and some other farm goods, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Cabinet planning agency and the Commerce Ministry. Beijing “supports domestic companies in purchasing a certain amount of U.S. farm produce,” it said, but it gave no details.

The move follows President Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to postpone a planned Oct. 1 tariff hike on Chinese imports to Oct. 15.

Hopes are growing that the two sides might defuse the prolonged dispute that is threatening global economic growth. But there has been no sign of progress on the main issues in their sprawling conflict over trade and technology.

Beijing’s decision to restore access to low-cost U.S. soybeans also would help Chinese pig farmers who use soy as animal feed. They are reeling from an epidemic of African swine fever that has caused pork prices to soar.

Phone calls to the commerce and finance ministries weren’t answered on Friday, a national holiday in China.

“China has a huge market, and the prospects for importing high-quality U.S. farm produce are broad,” Xinhua said. “China hopes the United States will be true to its word, make progress on its commitments and create favorable conditions for bilateral agricultural cooperation.”

Beijing imposed 25% tariffs on American farm goods last year in response to Trump’s tariff hikes on Chinese goods. Importers were ordered to stop buying soybeans, the biggest U.S. export to China.
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NYT updates their story to show Kavanaugh accuser doesn’t remember assault

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>The New York Times suddenly made a major revision to a supposed bombshell piece late Sunday concerning a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — hours after virtually all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates had cited the original article as a reason to impeach Kavanaugh.
>The update included the significant detail that several friends of the alleged victim said she did not recall the purported sexual assault in question at all. The Times also stated for the first time that the alleged victim refused to be interviewed, and has made no comment about the episode.
>The only firsthand statement concerning the supposed attack in the original piece, which was published on Saturday, came from a Clinton-connected lawyer who claimed to have witnessed it.
>The Times' revision says: "Editors' Note: An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book's account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article."

Right after every single dem quoting that article went to the bat to cry impeachement, their source goes "oh, my bad". None of them will of course claim any wrong from their statements based on lies, of course.
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Native West Papuan Christians kill invading Indonesian Sunni Muslim gold miners

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Indonesian gold miners killed in West Papua

5 September 2019

Five gold miners in West Papua's central highlands were killed by local residents on Monday.

National police spokesperson Dedi Prasetyo said 74 miners were evacuated from Yahukimo regency after being attacked.
Three miners were also injured by the residents, who were armed with machetes, bows and arrows.

Mr Prasetyo told Reuters it was unclear whether the incident was linked to growing unrest across Papua.

A spokesperson for the West Papua Liberation Army, a rebel group operating in the highlands, said the gold miners were Indonesian immigrants, killed because they "came to Papuans lands and stole the gold from indigenous Papuans lands".

The Liberation Army did not claim responsibility for the attack but warned against further gold mining in the region.

Over half a million West Papuan Christians have been killed in a genocide by Indonesia since 1963 while Indonesia has sent Indonesian Sunni Muslim settlers as colonists to take over West Papua. West Papuan insurgents have fought against the Indonesian army occupation since that time.
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Vietnamese injecting shrimp prawns with gel to make them look fresh

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Where do YOUR prawns come from? Disgusting video shows shrimp being injected with jelly to make it appear 'fresh' in the supermarket

Factory workers filmed injecting prawns in Vietnam before they are sold

Footage shows prawns to be imported being injected with a substance

Substance makes prawns look larger and heavier

Vietnam is the largest source of imported prawns in Australia

Video is going viral on Facebook with many outraged over the practice

A video has shown how workers in Vietnam inject prawns with substances to make them look big and fresh when they are sold and imported.

The footage shows tiger prawns in a Vietnam factory being injected in the head, tail and middle with a substance to make them heavier for when they are sold.

Vietnam is the largest source of imported prawns in Australia and they are sold in major supermarkets like Woolworths and Coles.

Lewandowski says he's under no obligation to speak truthfully to the media

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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski suggested Tuesday that he was under no obligation to be truthful to members of the news media after House Democrats pressed him on his past remarks on national television.

House Judiciary Committee counsel Barry Berke questioned Lewandowski during a hearing on why Lewandowski had told NBC's "Meet the Press" early last year that he had not been asked to give testimony for Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation.

"Oh I'm sorry, nobody in front of Congress has ever lied to the public before, I'm sorry," Lewandowski said sarcastically when asked about remarks he made on national television.

When pressed by the counsel, Lewandowski quickly added that he did not believe he had lied during TV interviews, including with NBC, but would only say definitively that he had never lied when under oath to various congressional committees.

"When under oath, I have always told the truth," he said.

Pressed further on whether he had lied in news interviews, Lewandowski responded: "I don't know."

Lewandowski was also pressed about remarks he made during an interview this past February with MSNBC's Ari Melber.

“I don’t ever remember the president ever asking me to get involved with [former Attorney General] Jeff Sessions or with the Department of Justice in any way, shape or form, ever,” Lewandowski had said in the interview.

“That was not true, was it?” Berke asked Lewandowski on Tuesday.

“I have no obligation to be honest to the media,” Lewandowski responded. “They’re just as dishonest as anybody else.”