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MPs reject no-deal Brexit, but what happens next?

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>It is still impossible to say. If a deal is somehow reached and legislated for then, although the UK will formally leave the EU at 11pm, very little will change as a transition period will smooth progress to the UK’s new future.

>If there is a delay, the UK will still be in the European Union until the extension period expires.

>But if there is a no-deal Brexit, things are a lot more uncertain – the Government has been ramping up preparations to try to prevent shortages of food and medicine amid fears that increased bureaucracy will clog up key ports where goods arrive from the Continent.
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8 Year Old Homeless Chess Champion

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>An eight-year-old boy who fled Nigeria with his family and is now living in a homeless shelter in New York City while his asylum application pends has been crowned the state's chess champion for his age group.

>Tanitoluwa Adewumi won the state tournament for his group, from kindergarten through third grade, last weekend.

>Tani, as he is known to family and friends, plays chess at the elementary school he attends and practices every night in the shelter.

>The family moved to the US to escape Boko Haram, a terrorist group responsible for atrocious attacks against Africans.

>Not only does Tani play with them, but he also attends a free, three-hour practice session in Harlem every Saturday to master his game. At night, he uses his father's laptop to practice.

>'One year to get to this level, to climb a mountain and be the best of the best, without family resources.

Did this kid just prove the validity of Monk Mode? All the other kids probably played video games, watched T. V. or wasted time on social media while he was spending hour after hour studying openings, endgames or engine analysis.
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Florida man might be able to win this back

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So Florida man, Joe garter. A good name for a conservative. Oh my~. Is suing Twitter for bias towards conservative media. Seeing as anything. The fact that this Bill can be in effect means that websites that are a open platform has to be left open for both sides of the political spectrum and not show bias.
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Climate change threatens U.K. with water shortage

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>Climate change threatens U.K. with fresh water shortage within 25 years

>Climate change and population growth will cause severe water shortages, and by 2050 dry summers could result in up to 80 percent less water in some of the country's rivers, he said.

>The country relies on fresh water from rivers, lakes, reservoirs and groundwater, and climate change makes this supply less reliable. Also, winter rainfall has increased in recent years while summers are becoming drier, posing a risk for both floods and droughts, according to a 2018 study by the agency.
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O'Rorke's manifests from his deleted website were recovered

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Robert Francis (Beto) O’Rourke, who launched his 2020 presidential campaign last Thursday, once belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history, Cult of the Dead Cow, as Reuters first reported. The hackers’ group, named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, is notorious for releasing tools that allowed ordinary people to hack computers running Microsoft’s Windows.

Although some cDc essays gave programming and hacking instructions, in the late 1980s the group was more about writing than it was about breaking into computer systems.
In the list of Cult of the Dead Cow alumni we can find a member named “Psychedelic Warlord/Robert.” O’Rourke has confirmed being a part of the group.

“There’s just this profound value in being able to be apart from the system and look at it critically and have fun while you’re doing it,” O’Rourke said. “I think of the Cult of the Dead Cow as a great example of that.”

Writing under the now-exposed pseudonym “Psychedelic Warlord,” a teen-aged O’Rourke appears to be the author of a number of writings, including a poem titled “The Song of the Cow,” and an “Interview With Neo-Nazi” published in 1988 by cDc (Cult of the Dead Cow) communications. In those days, Robert used to wear a floral-pattern dress and a shoulder-length hairdo and facial hair.

USA Really has recovered all of O’Rourke’s pieces from the now-defunct Cult of the Dead Cow website at
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Slave for a rich guy

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Who is most receptive to pseudo-profound bullshit?

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This research systematically mapped the relationship between political ideology and receptivity to pseudo-profound bullshit—that is, obscure sentences constructed to impress others rather than convey truth. Among Swedish adults (N = 985), bullshit receptivity was (a) robustly positively associated with socially conservative (vs. liberal) self-placement, resistance to change, and particularly binding moral intuitions (loyalty, authority, purity); (b) associated with centrism on preference for equality and even leftism (when controlling for other aspects of ideology) on economic ideology self-placement; and (c) lowest among right-of-center social liberal voters and highest among left-wing green voters [emphasis added]. Most of the results held up when we controlled for the perceived profundity of genuine aphorisms, cognitive reflection, numeracy, information processing bias, gender, age, education, religiosity, and spirituality. The results are supportive of theoretical accounts that posit ideological asymmetries in cognitive orientation, while also pointing to the existence of bullshit receptivity among both right- and left-wingers.

Demining in the Donbas is on the verge of collapse due the ukraine

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International demining efforts in Ukraine are in jeopardy if parliament does not adopt an amendment to the new law, Judith Gough said.

The United Kingdom urges the Verkhovna Rada to urgently adopt amendments to the new law on demining, allowing direct donor funding for organizations carrying out mine action. About this in her blog Ukrainskaya Pravda wrote the British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough.

According to her, all international demining efforts in Ukraine are “under threat of failure, unless the Verkhovna Rada promptly adopts minor amendments to the new demining law.”

"At the end of last year, the international community welcomed the adoption of this law, but also expressed concern that the law excludes the possibility of direct donor funding for our performers. In particular, this means that now our money must go directly to the state budget, and we will lose control and oversee how British taxpayers are spent. We have always clearly stated that this is the “red line” for us, because as donors we simply cannot transfer money directly to the state budget of any country where we work, ”Gough explained.