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New Zealand foreign minister headed to Turkey to confront Sunni Erdogan's mosque shooting comments

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https://reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1R10B6

(Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to “confront” comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of 50 people at mosques in Christchurch.

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after a lone gunman opened fire at the two mosques during Friday prayers.

Erdogan - who is seeking to drum up support for his Islamist-rooted AK Party in March 31 local elections - said on Tuesday Turkey would make the suspected attacker pay if New Zealand did not.

The comments came at a campaign rally that included video footage of the shootings that the alleged gunman had broadcast on Facebook.

Ardern said Peters would seek urgent clarification.

“Our deputy prime minister will be confronting those comments in Turkey,” Ardern told reporters in Christchurch. “He is going there to set the record straight, face-to-face.”

Erdogan has referred to the mosque shootings several times during public gatherings in recent days.

Turkish Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said comments made by Erdogan on Monday during the commemoration of the 1915 Gallipoli campaign were taken out of context, adding he was responding to the attacker’s “manifesto”, which was posted online by the attacker and later taken down.

Flowers and signs are pictured at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
“Turks have always been the most welcoming & gracious hosts to their Anzac visitors,” Altun said on Twitter, using the abbreviation for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

“As he was giving the speech at the Canakkale (Gallipoli) commemoration, he framed his remarks in a historical context of attacks against Turkey, past and present.”
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Turkish Sunni Islamist jihadist kills three Dutch civilians in mass shooting

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47615231

Dutch shooting: Utrecht police arrest suspect after three killed

A man has been arrested following a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht which left three people dead, police say.

Five others were injured in the incident, and authorities say the attacker's motive remains unclear.

Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-old Turkish man, was detained several hours after the attack. It is not yet clear where he was arrested.

The incident sparked a city-wide manhunt and the closure of schools.

What happened on Monday?
At about 10:45 local time (09:45 GMT), police were called to reports of a shooting on board one of the city's trams at the 24 Oktoberplein junction.

One witness told local media that "a man started shooting wildly".

Several of the injured are in a critical condition.

Another witness told Dutch public broadcaster NOS that he had helped an injured woman when the tram came to an emergency stop.

"I looked behind me and saw someone lying there behind the tram," he said. "People got out of their cars... and they started to lift her up.

"I helped to pull her out and then I saw a gunman run towards us, with his gun raised," he said. "I heard people yell 'Shooter! Shooter!' and I started to run."

The gunman then fled the scene, leading to the manhunt which lasted for much of Monday.

Schools were closed and security was increased at airports and mosques while counter-terrorism police worked to locate the suspect.

A photograph of him was posted on social media by police, who warned people against approaching him.

A number of raids were reportedly carried out and counter-terrorism officers were pictured surrounding a building and patrolling the streets near to where the attack happened.

What do we know about the suspect?
Police said the shooting appeared to be a terrorist incident but, at a press conference on Monday evening, a prosecutor said it could have been motivated by "family reasons".
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This should satisfy all the whining about "White Guys", right?

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>So far, Yang looks like the best one to run - Beto is an idiot, and the rest of the democrat pack......Well......

Dark horse Democrat Andrew Yang draws audience of 3,000 with promise of guaranteed income, free financial counseling and a website full of policies (unlike Beto's). Businessman Andrew Yang is drawing in crowds of millennials with his call for a universal basic income and a website chock full of policies ideas.

Yang, 44 and a son of Taiwanese immigrants, has pulled in enough donations to qualify for the June Democratic primary debate.

His presidential website outlines about 80 different policy positions, including everything for a $1,000-a-month 'freedom dividend' to every adult in America to legalizing marijuana to the American Malls Act, a proposal to revitalize shopping centers' value to the local community.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6827091/Dark-horse-Democrat-Andrew-Yang-draws-audience-3-000-promise-guaranteed-income.html
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Former Fox News chief ousted from Trump White House as scandals explode

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Bill Shine, Trump's sixth communications director in just over two years and the disgraced former co-president of Fox News, resigned on Friday from his White House position.

"Serving President Trump and this country has been the most rewarding experience of my entire life," Shine said in a statement. He will be working for Trump's re-election campaign as an adviser.

Shine's ouster comes as numerous Trump scandals are rising in the public consciousness, some of them directly involving Shine. During his tenure, Shine was unable to do anything to improve Trump's popularity, which has never risen above 45 percent, while his unfavorable rating has held at 54 percent.

Trump reportedly blamed Shine for the overwhelmingly negative public reaction to his decision to shut down the federal government over his racist border wall.

The New York Times reported that during the shutdown, Trump repeatedly asked people "whether Mr. Shine has been 'good' for him." Trump also belittled a meaningless photo-op at the border that had been arranged by Shine, blaming the propaganda moment on "these people behind you" as he pointed to Shine and other aides while speaking to the Times.

During Shine's tenure at Fox News, he presided over the massive cover-up of sexual abuse by network founder Roger Ailes.

Despite his work covering up abuse — or perhaps because of it — Trump went ahead and hired Shine. Trump himself is an admitted sexual assailant.

Shine was recommended by Fox News host Sean Hannity, a fan of Trump's and one of his most high-profile propagandists, who functions as a shadow chief of staff for the White House. For years, Shine was a producer on Hannity's show.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/mar/08/donald-trump-latest-news-live-alabama-paul-manafort-russia-hr1-bill-vote
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Russian City Hosts Painful Face-Slapping Championship

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ejL1G_9hLY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wifQPD5eok4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nUiC5RrI_A

The Russian city of Krasknoyask recently hosted the country’s first ever amateur face-slapping championship, which had participants slap each other across the face until one of them got knocked out.

The controversial event was held during the Siberian Power Show, a popular sports show held in Krasnoyarsk on March 16 and 17. A similar competition took place last year, in Moscow, but it featured only professional athletes competing for the unofficial title of most heavy-handed face slapper. This time, organizers decided to give amateurs the chance to prove themselves, so anyone willing to engage in some manly face slapping was invited to sign up. Most of the participants were just random guys who had come to attend the power show and decided to try something new. It’s fair to say that some of them didn’t know the world of pain they would be experiencing at the hands of a mountain of a man…

The rules of this amateur face-slapping championship are still a bit unclear, but from what I was able to understand from various Russian sources, competitors faced each other across a small table similar to the ones used in arm-wrestling competitions, and hit each other across the face with the palm of their hands. Ideally, one of the two men would be knocked out by the slap, but if both were left standing after taking three slaps, a judge would decide the winner based on power and technique.
https://www.odditycentral.com/events/russian-city-hosts-painful-face-slapping-championship.html

‘MAJOR AND HISTORIC’ FLOODING IN NEBRASKA, IOWA CAUSES DEATHS

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https://www.newsweek.com/omaha-nebraska-flooding-iowa-update-map-road-closure-death-bomb-cyclone-1366100

>Flooding that the National Weather Service called "major and historical" claimed the lives of at least two people over the weekend and left miles of land under water across the Midwest. There were at least two people dead and one missing from the flooding across Iowa and Nebraska, The Washington Post reported.

>Several factors contributed to the historic and monumental flooding. Not only was there a significant bomb cyclone storm that went through the area last week, warming temperatures led to snowmelt that also caused rivers to swell and overflow.

>“The historic flooding was in the making all winter long with a series of heavy snowfalls, culminating in last week’s storm that dumped heavy rains onto the expansive snowpack and caused rapid melting. The disaster will continue to unfold in slow motion for days as rivers rise some more and waters flow downstream,” Rick Knabb, a hurricane expert at The Weather Channel told Newsweek.
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No economists support AOC

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https://www.businessinsider.com/economist-survey-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-modern-monetary-theory-2019-3
A new survey shows that zero top US economists agreed with the basic principles of an economic theory supported by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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meanwihle in mericunt Ukraine

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General Prosecutor and relative of american president in Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that during the first meeting with him, the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Marie Yovanovych, gave a list of people who could not be investigated.

“Unfortunately, at the first meeting with the US ambassador in Kiev, she gave me a list of people whom we should not prosecute,” Lutsenko said.

According to him, such a position of the ambassador is unacceptable.

“My answer is unacceptable. No one in this country, neither our president, nor our parliament, nor our ambassador will prevent me from investigating whether there is a crime, ”Lutsenko argues.

In turn, the US State Department called “frank fiction” Lutsenko’s assertions about receiving this list.

https://www.bbc.com/ukrainian/news-47642452?ocid=socialflow_twitter

GOP consultant spread viral conspiracy AOC hired her boyfriend on taxpayer dime

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First, it was her clothing. Then her dancing. Not to mention her credit score, her apartment, her hometown. Maybe it was only a matter of time before conservatives went after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s love life.

On Friday — the day after Valentine’s Day, as some commenters dutifully noted — an accusation that the New York Democrat was employing her boyfriend as a member of her staff made its way around the Twitter pages of various conservative media magoos. Gleeful outrage ensued.

“While you were having a nice Valentine’s Day, @AOC decided to put her boyfriend on staff — drawing a salary on the taxpayer’s dime,” wrote Twitter user Luke Thompson in one viral post. “Nice to see her adapting to the swamp so quickly.”

[email protected] is having a tough week,” wrote Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative group Turning Point USA.

Then, from Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign: “Her jobs for everyone starts with her boyfriend. Pure socialism, government chooses the winners and losers.”

Fox News picked up on this chatter and published a story that asserted Ocasio-Cortez “faces questions” about her boyfriend. Similar stories in Breitbart and the Daily Caller followed.

The fast-growing conspiracy seems to have originated from a few would-be sleuths who found her boyfriend’s name, Riley Roberts, listed in online House directories with a “mail.house.gov” email address. Thus, he must be on her staff.

Well, they’re partly correct. Roberts does have a House email address, but, as a spokesperson for the chamber’s Office of the Chief Administrative Officer explained, that does not mean he’s an employee.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/16/conservatives-cant-stop-obsessing-over-ocasio-cortez-their-latest-target-her-boyfriend/?utm_term=.10f5157a2ba6
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