Posting on ghost and internal boards should now work HOWEVER, links will not while an issue with recaptcha (antispam) is worked out

Okay...NOW /vp/'s images should be restored, an interrupt to the copy left a lot out that should now be there.

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Trump bragged to RWers at WH tonight about his NFL comments: "It's really caught on!"

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Trump on his NFL comments to attendees at conservative leader dinner at WH tonight: “It’s really caught on. It’s really caught on."
Trump on his NFL comments to attendees at conservative leader dinner at WH tonight: "I said what millions of Americans were thinking,”
"You could really tell he was satisfied,” a person in the room said about the president's comments
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Trump threathens to annihilate North Korea

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Deaths of farmworkers in cow manure ponds put oversight of dairy farms into question

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JEROME, Idaho — Alberto Navarro Munoz had been working on the farm for only two weeks when he encountered one of the most gruesome hazards that a dairy worker can face. His tractor tipped over into a pit of cow manure, submerging the Mexican native under several feet of a “loose thick somewhat liquid-like substance,” according to the police report documenting his death in southern Idaho.

Another immigrant laborer jumped in to try to save Munoz, but told authorities “there was nothing he could do.” Munoz, whose body was later retrieved by the fire department, died of traumatic asphyxiation.
Munoz’s death, which occurred in the nearby town of Shelley last September, was one of two fatal accidents last year involving dairymen who either choked or drowned in pits of cow manure. Another laborer from Mexico died last month after he was crushed by a skid loader, used to move feed and manure.

The deaths have rattled Idaho’s dairy industry as well as local immigrant communities that do the bulk of the work producing nearly 15 billion pounds of milk annually on the industrial-sized farms in the state’s southern prairie. As farms have transitioned from family operations into big businesses involving thousands of cows and massive machinery, new safety concerns have emerged.

Agricultural workers suffer fatal on-the-job injuries at a very high rate — far higher than police officers and more than twice the rate of construction workers in 2015, the last year for which comprehensive records are available.

Farms have become increasingly reliant on immigrant workers, who often have minimal training or experience dealing with dangerous equipment and large animals.
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A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Monday issued a short-term order restoring President Donald Trump’s ban on thousands of refugees seeking entry to the country.
The order issued by Justice Anthony Kennedy puts a lower court ruling on hold until the high court decides whether to grant the administration’s request for a longer-term order. Kennedy ordered those opposing the administration to file court papers by noon Tuesday.

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Syrian man with three wives got three homes - elderly Swede referred to the street

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Nacka municipality in Sweden bought three expensive apartments for the Syrian immigrant Ahmad Suliman, his three wives and 16 children. The same municipality has referred an elderly, ill Swedish man to sleep on the street.

After the Swedish Democrats published the news about the Syrian, his three wives and their three apartments, the case has gained unusually widespread attention. People have reacted with shock and disbelief at the contrast between how a Swedish municipality treats an immigrant polygamist, compared to how it treats its own elderly and ill.

Secretly, Nacka Municipality bought the three apartments for the Syrians for a total of SEK 13,950,000 ($1,75 million). Rumors went on this long before the Swedish Democrats locally found the evidence, which Nacka Municipality eventually admitted to...
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riot police target pizzeria owner after he hands out water to protesters

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Chris Sommers, the owner of Pi Pizzeria, a St. Louis restaurant, wouldn’t call himself an anti-police activist.

He offers cops a 50 percent discount at his shop. He’s given money to law enforcement groups, he told HuffPost, and considers himself a supporter of the police force.

But that didn’t stop St. Louis police from shooting pepper pellets “indiscriminately” at his pizza shop last Friday, shortly after he had handed out cups of water to try to calm tensions between police and protesters, he says—or from lobbing a tear gas canister at him and his customers.

“You generally want to be friendly with the police,” he told HuffPost this week. “And then they shoot at you.”

When he spoke out about the police’s actions on social media after the Friday confrontation, he says the police union pushed back, urging activists to call him to give him a piece of their mind.

A publication called “Blue Lives Matter” published an article featuring posts Sommers wrote on Twitter calling some police officers “dimwits” for their actions. At the end of the story, the publication says: “Let’s get the word out that if you bash the police, you won’t be getting our business,” according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

That story was then shared by the St. Louis County Police Organization, the Post-Dispatch reports.

“We have been busy protecting everyone's free speech during the demonstrations. Here are the numbers if you feel like your freedom of speech needs a little exercise.... “ the police union wrote on Facebook, listing phone numbers for the pizzeria, according to the Post-Dispatch.

The police organization has since deleted the post. Joe Patterson, president of the St. Louis County Police union, told KMOV that it was taken down so employees wouldn’t get harrassed.
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New Hampshire investigators are looking into a disturbing incident with echoes from America’s racist past — an attack on an 8-year-old biracial boy that his family is calling an attempted lynching.

The boy survived the harrowing ordeal and was later treated for rope burns to his neck, and investigators are seeking to determine if he was the victim of a hate crime.

If the attack is deemed a hate crime or a civil rights violation, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said in a statement that his office was "prepared to take any and all appropriate action."

The boy’s mother, Cassandra Merlin, said her son and his 11-year-old sister were out playing when a group of teenagers began taunting them with racial epithets, saying things like “white pride,” before stringing her son up with a rope from a tire swing and pushing him off a picnic table.

“They walked away and left him there hanging,” Merlin told the online publication The Root.

The boy was able to escape after swinging back and forth at least three times, the boy's grandmother, Lorrie Slattery, said in an interview with a local paper, The Valley News. “I think he had a guardian angel,” she said.

The incident occurred on Aug. 28 in Claremont, a small factory city of some 13,000 people that is overwhelmingly white.

Merlin said she went public after her son was treated at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase later confirmed that the incident was being investigated.

"I know what is being reported has caused not just my community to ask questions but the entire nation wants to know more,” Chase said in a statement that appeared on the department’s Facebook page.

Gov. Chris Sununu said he had asked for regular updates on the investigation. “Hatred and bigotry will not be tolerated in New Hampshire,” he said.
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Sudanese Refugee attacks Church, 1 dead

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Emanuel Kidega Samson made several cryptic Facebook posts, one alluding to a sudden attack, on Sunday morning before police say he went on a shooting rampage at a church in Antioch where he used to attend.

Two photos posted this morning show Samson flexing his muscles accompanied with the words "unrestricted paroxysm." Paroxysm means a sudden attack or violent expression of emotion.

Police said Samson is a legal U.S. resident but not a citizen. He moved to the U.S. in the 1990s, police spokesman Don Aaron said.

Church members did not recognize Samson on Sunday because he was masked, but later told police he used to attend church services there.
ust before then, Samson was active on his Facebook page, posting: “Become the creator instead of what’s created. Whatever you say, goes.”

He also wrote, “You are more than what they told us.”

Police have not indicated a motive for why they believe Samson opened fire on the small congregation.
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China Bans WhatsApp

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The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

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Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance will inevitably cling to him like ivy. On an aeroplane, it usually means that while everyone else watches movies or reads a thriller, he will find himself running an hours-long salon for the benefit of passengers and crew alike. “I’ve begun to lie,” he says. “Seriously. I just tell people I’m a dolphin trainer. It’s better for everyone.”

Walker is a sleep scientist. To be specific, he is the director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, a research institute whose goal – possibly unachievable – is to understand everything about sleep’s impact on us, from birth to death, in sickness and health. No wonder, then, that people long for his counsel. As the line between work and leisure grows ever more blurred, rare is the person who doesn’t worry about their sleep. But even as we contemplate the shadows beneath our eyes, most of us don’t know the half of it – and perhaps this is the real reason he has stopped telling strangers how he makes his living. When Walker talks about sleep he can’t, in all conscience, limit himself to whispering comforting nothings about camomile tea and warm baths. It’s his conviction that we are in the midst of a “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic”, the consequences of which are far graver than any of us could imagine. This situation, he believes, is only likely to change if government gets involved.
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