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Loud fart gives away suspect's hiding spot, leads to arrest

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Do I really need anything more than this headline?

>CLAY COUNTY, Mo. (FOX 9) - When tracking down a suspect, law enforcement might use a K-9 to track down a scent.

>This was not necessary for a recent arrest in Missouri.

>According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, over the weekend, Liberty police were searching for a person who a felony warrant for arrest. The person was wanted for possession of a controlled substance.

>The suspect hid to avoid police, but apparently let out a fart so loudly, it gave up their hiding spot.

>"We've gotta give props to Liberty PD for using their senses to sniff him out!" read a Facebook comment from the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

>FOX 9 reported this story from Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

http://www.fox9.com/news/loud-fart-gives-away-suspect-s-hiding-spot-leads-to-arrest
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Black Folk Have ALL The Fun

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Popular vote projection

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Tulsi Gabbard popular among white supremacists

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The internet far-right thinks Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard stole the show during Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate.

High-profile right-wing and alt-right internet trolls like Jack Posobiec, fellow Pizzagater Mike Cernovich, and Infowars‘ Paul Joseph Watson praised Gabbard on Twitter for her performance alongside nine other candidates on the Miami stage.

Cernovich called Gabbard the “breakthrough star of the night,” while Posobiec retweeted a post calling for “a movement to push Trump to hire Tulsi Gabbard as Secretary of State.” (Documents leaked this week show that Gabbard, who served in Iraq, was considered by the Trump transition as a possible Secretary of Veterans Affairs.)

A flash poll posted by the right-leaning Drudge Report marked Gabbard as the winner. While such surveys are statistically meaningless, the morning after the debate Watson tweeted, referencing the poll: “Leftists are FURIOUS Tulsi Gabbard won the debate. She was the only authentic person on that stage. What does that tell you? #Drudge”.

Such support for Gabbard isn’t entirely surprising. Since January, when Gabbard announced her campaign, elements of conservative media and the far right have been receptive to the Hawaii politician and aspects of her record, especially in foreign policy, that don’t track neatly with normal progressive or Democratic policy positions. Some internet right-wingers who also feel like their politics don’t match well with most candidates, even Republicans, have felt a common cause.

Trolls have been attracted by her isolationist views and her willingness to criticize Israel, a country they believe Trump and other politicians have been too cozy with, along with her accusation earlier this year that Democrats participated in “religious bigotry” during their questioning of a Trump judicial nominee.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/06/tulsi-gabbard-debate-alt-right/
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Charlottesville neo-Nazi sentenced to life, judge says 'too great a risk' to release

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginia-protests/charlottesville-neo-nazi-sentenced-to-life-judge-says-too-great-a-risk-to-release-idUSKCN1TT1B3?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - A federal judge imposed a life sentence on the self-described neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer by crashing his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a white supremacist rally, saying release would be “too great a risk.”

The 22-year-old neo-Nazi, James Fields of Maumee, Ohio, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. He had sought a lesser sentence, apologizing after the court viewed video of him plowing his car into a crowd after the Aug. 12, 2017, “Unite the Right” rally, also injuring 30 people.

U.S. District Judge Michael Urbanski, was unmoved by his plea, saying he had to avert his eyes while the court viewed graphic video of the attack that showed bodies flying into the air as Fields crashed into them.

“Just watching them is terrifying,” Urbanski said. “The release of the defendant into a free society is too great a risk.”

The rally proved a critical moment in the rise of the “alt-right,” a loose alignment of fringe groups centered on white nationalism and emboldened by President Donald Trump’s 2016 election.

Trump was criticized from the left and right for initially saying there were “fine people on both sides” of the dispute between neo-Nazis and their opponents at the rally. Subsequent alt-right gatherings failed to draw crowds the size of the Charlottesville rally.

After the sentencing, Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro said she hoped her daughter would be remembered as a regular person who stood up for her beliefs.

“The point of Heather’s death is not that she was a saint — and, Lord, my child was never a saint — but that an ordinary person can do a simple act ... that can make all the difference in the world,” Bro said in an interview.
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Watching Porn Produces as Much Carbon Dioxide Emissions as Whole Countries

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Digital technology has an invisible environmental impact, but researchers suggest it might actually be very, very sizeable, so you better get your hands off your laptop if you don’t want to be a climate criminal.

Watching adult films accounts for over 4 per cent of all carbon dioxide emissions associated with digital technologies, says a new study.

“Climate crisis: The unsustainable use of online video”, a report published by French think-tank The Shift Project, highlights that pornography makes up 27 per cent of all videos viewed online.

Furthermore, online videos – one of the most common forms of online entertainment – are said to generate 60 per cent of world data traffic, based on 2018 estimates.

In other words, it means that they account for 300 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year (resulting from energy consumption), with porn ‘emitting’ just under 100 million tonnes – nearly as much as Belgium and Kuwait.

The authors point out that “viewing pornographic videos in the world in 2018 generated carbon emissions of the same magnitude as that of the residential sector in France”.

Meanwhile, video-on-demand services such as Netflix or Amazon Prime reportedly generated the same volume of greenhouse gas emissions as the entire economy of Chile.


https://sputniknews.com/science/201907131076235927-porn-carbon-dioxide-emissions-research/
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‘No One Uses It’. Just like petrodollars.

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The Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve has said that a globally adopted cryptocurrency system could conceivably remove the need for reserve currencies.

Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee on July 11, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell gave his analysis of whether a cryptocurrency system with global prevalence could diminish — or even go so far as to remove the need for — so-called anchor currencies.

With the U.S. dollar de facto the world’s dominant reserve currency, Powell acknowledged the possibility of a preeminent cryptocurrency redrawing the current financial landscape — yet noted that as of yet, this has stopped short of becoming a reality.

https://cointelegraph.com/news/fed-chairman-no-one-uses-it-bitcoin-a-speculative-asset-like-gold
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Shelving of docs by Trump's labor secy, to protect billionaire pedo, now under investigation

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Not a single Republican senator voted against Trump's nominee Attorney Alexander Acosta, who protected the billionaire child sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein in 2008 by withholding evidence.

>The Justice Department office that handles employee discipline has opened an investigation into whether attorneys committed “professional misconduct” in allowing a well-connected millionaire to spend just over a year in jail to resolve allegations that he molested dozens of young girls.

>The department revealed the investigation Wednesday in a letter from Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd to Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), who has questioned how the department handled its inquiry of financier Jeffrey Epstein.

>Epstein’s case had been the subject of an investigation by the Miami Herald, which detailed how then-U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, now President Trump’s labor secretary, shelved a 53-page indictment that could have put Epstein behind bars for life.

>Epstein, who counts among his friends Trump and former president Bill Clinton, assembled a high-powered legal team to address the allegations he faced. Ultimately, he pleaded guilty in 2008 only to state charges of soliciting prostitution. Victims told the Herald they felt betrayed by the arrangement.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/a-justice-dept-discipline-office-with-limited-reach-to-probe-handling-of-controversial-child-sex-abuse-case/2019/02/06/fbcdd61c-2a56-11e9-b2fc-721718903bfc_story.html?utm_term=.ecc2c4ec07c8
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Muslim Parents Protest LGBT Classes in UK

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>Parents who spent five months in mediation with teachers at a primary school in Birmingham over LGBT equality lessons have resumed protests after the school announced it would be relaunching equality teaching in September.

>This comes as more than 50 MPs wrote to the education secretary, Damian Hinds, urging the government to show stronger support to schools on teaching about same-sex relationships.

>Parents of pupils at Parkfield community school in Saltley staged weekly protests over the relationship lessons, which they claimed promoted gay and transgender lifestyles. In March, hundreds of mainly Muslim children, aged between four and 11, were withdrawn from the school for the day.

>In response, Hinds said: “Our new guidance is clear that children should leave school having learnt about LGBT relationships, and I strongly encourage primary schools to teach about different types of family, including families with same-sex parents.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/09/protests-against-lgbt-lessons-in-birmingham-primary-school-resume
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Yet another immigrant kills a teenager

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