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MAFLAC is Killing the Truth!!!

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>It’s been a bad week for white supremacists and fake news. First, Matt Heimbach—the founder of theneo-Nazi grouptheTraditionalist Worker Partyand a man famous forshoving a black woman at a Donald Trump rally—wasarrested for assaulting another woman(his wife). Since Heimbach was also accused of choking the co-founder of the party as part of what seems to be a complicated love rhombus, it now appears theentire group is defunct. Also this week, the Southern Poverty Law Center discovered thatthe wife of Stewart Rhodes, founder of the alt-right anti-government militia group the Oath Keepers, had filed for a temporary restraining order, claiming her husband was abusive and violent.Alt-right servers are being shut down, as are YouTube channels,albeit too slowly. And Richard Spencer, who was meant to be the alt-right’s palatable offering, has ruefully declared that his white-supremacist rallies—as a result of which at least one woman has been killed—are “not fun anymore.” He says he is consideringcanceling his whole not-fun, poorly attended speaking tour. He’s alsodropping his lawsuitsagainst colleges that had barred him from speaking. Also, hecan’t get a lawyerto represent him.
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Future of Identity politics in Finland

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>SuperShe Island: Women-only luxury retreat opening in Finland

>(CNN) — Did you watch hit movie "Wonder Woman" and daydream about escaping to her home, the female-only island of Themyscira?
That dream could soon become a reality: entrepreneur Kristina Roth has created SuperShe Island, a private retreat off the coast of Finland where no men are allowed.
Roth says her aim is for women to vacation at a destination away from society's pressures and embrace an all-female energy.

>inb4 raging manlet posting on 4chan because jealous of how good woman have it

I can put away the fact of how ironic it is that women now exclude and discriminate by gender themselves, because it's subjective so whatever

But can someone explain to me what the logistics of that would be? like is she going to put guards with rifles around the island that would shoot any male who decides to go on the island by boat or whatever. Are they not gonna allow trannies? Can someone even buy a whole island of Finland? Would there be an interest, assuming that this is going to happen to like, as guys, go there just to fuck with them? Kinda like 4chan did with whole HWNDU fiasco? I'm genuinely curious

Btw, she's kinda hot
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Obamacare insurers just had their best year ever — despite Trump Sabotage

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Obamacare is no longer busting the bank for insurers.

After three years of financial bloodletting under the law — and despite constant repeal threats and efforts by the Trump administration to dismantle it — many of the remaining insurers made money on individual health plans for the first time last year, according to a POLITICO analysis of financial filings for 29 regional Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, often the dominant player in their markets.

The biggest reason for the improvement is simple: big premium spikes. The Blue plans increased premiums by more than 25 percent on average in 2017, meaning many insurers charged enough to cover their customers’ medical costs for the first time since the Affordable Care Act marketplaces launched in 2014 with robust coverage requirements.

“2017 was the first year we got our head above water in the individual market since the ACA passed,” said Steven Udvarhelyi, CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

However, one good year won’t ease the trepidation many insurers feel as they start planning for 2019. After knocking out the law’s individual mandate and a subsidy program worth billions of dollars to insurers late last year, the Trump administration is soon expected to finalize rules making it easier to buy cheaper plans exempt from some Obamacare rules.

“I don’t think we’ve turned the corner,” said Kurt Kossen, president of retail markets at Health Care Service Corporation, which operates Blue plans in five states. The insurer lost $2.5 billion on its individual market business during Obamacare's first three years, he noted. “One year of being able to make a profit out of four certainly is not a stable market," he said.

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The death of the Fake Russian Collusion Narrative

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Check out this video about the fall of the Russian Collusion Delusion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDL2iqMaP4M
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Russia to Ban All UK Media Outlets if RT Closed

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Tuesday that none of the British media outlets will be allowed to work in Russia, if London bans Russia Today television in the UK.

"I can tell you right now that no British mass media outlet will be allowed to work in our country if they [the UK authorities] close RT," Zakharova said in the "60 Minutes" program aired on Rossiya 1 television.

The development comes after RT received a letter from OFCOM earlier in the day that stating the regulator will consider the "implications for RT’s broadcast licenses" following UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech before parliament.

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teacher accidentally fires gun in classroom, resulting debris injures multiple students

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A California teacher who was a reserve officer for the local police department and trained in firearms accidentally fired a loaded gun in his classroom on Tuesday.

The teacher, who worked as a math teacher at Seaside High School in Monterey County, appeared to have been “providing instruction related to public safety” for another class he taught called administration of justice, according to a police statement.

Instead, the teacher fired the gun into the ceiling, and some kind of “debris or fragmentation” struck a 17-year-old student in the neck, police told the Monterey County Weekly. The student’s father told KSBW 8 that the student returned home from school with bullet fragments in his neck.

The Sand City police chief said the teacher had been a reserve officer for 11 years and that he was “positive and professional.” The officer told the Monterey County Weekly that the teacher had his last gun safety training less than a year ago.

The teacher was placed on administrative leave. It is illegal for a non-authorized person to carry a firearm in California classrooms, and the school district superintendent told the Monterey County Weekly that the teacher was not authorized by the school.

Training teachers to handle firearms has become a popular proposal among conservatives seeking alternative solutions to school shooting prevention that do not involve gun control. On Monday, the White House announced it planned to proceed with its plan to arm and train teachers across the country.

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ICE spokesman resigns after DOJ demands he perpetuate misleading statistics

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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman quit and accused top Trump administration officials of releasing "misleading facts" over recent raids in California.

The spokesman, James Schwab, 38, said he resigned from the San Francisco branch of the agency last week. He informed news outlets late Monday and cited claims by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan that 800 undocumented immigrants had evaded an operation last month because Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf had issued a public warning of upcoming raids.

“I quit because I didn’t want to perpetuate misleading facts,” Schwab told The San Francisco Chronicle, which first reported his resignation. “I asked them to change the information. I told them that the information was wrong, they asked me to deflect, and I didn’t agree with that. Then I took some time and I quit.”

In a speech last week to the California Peace Officers' Association, Sessions said "ICE failed to make 800 arrests" because of Schaaf's actions, citing a briefing from Homan.

"So here’s my message to Mayor Schaaf: How dare you. How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement officers to promote a radical open borders agenda," Sessions said.

ICE also issued a press release last week claiming that "864 criminal aliens" had evaded authorities.

Schwab, who joined the agency in 2015, said he wanted the agency to correct the claim, saying he believed the number to be much lower and did not want to "deflect" questions from reporters, according to the Chronicle.

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Food boxes to replace a portion of food stamp "cash"?

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“What we do is propose that for folks who are on food stamps, part — not all, part — of their benefits come in the actual sort of, and I don't want to steal somebody's copyright, but a Blue Apron-type program where you actually receive the food instead of receive the cash,” Mulvaney said. “It lowers the cost to us because we can buy [at wholesale prices] whereas they have to buy it at retail. It also makes sure they're getting nutritious food. So we're pretty excited about that.”
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>WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the dismissal of Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

>The Associated Press has learned that the recently fired FBI deputy director kept personal memos detailing interactions with President Donald Trump. And they have been provided to the special counsel's office.

>The memos kept by former FBI official Andrew McCabe are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey. They could factor into the special counsel's investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russia.

>The AP learned of McCabe's notes from a person with direct knowledge of the situation who wasn't authorized to discuss the notes publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

>Earlier Saturday, Trump called McCabe's firing by Attorney General Jeff Sessions "a great day for Democracy."

>In response, former CIA Director John Brennan accused Trump of "venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption."

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>The onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general kept personal memos describing interactions with the president that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey.

>The Associated Press learned of the notes by Andrew McCabe from a person with direct knowledge of the situation who wasn't authorized to discuss the notes publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

>Earlier Saturday, Trump called McCabe's firing by Attorney General Jeff Sessions "a great day for Democracy" and asserted without elaboration that McCabe knew "all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels off the FBI!"

>In response, former CIA Director John Brennan lambasted Trump on Twitter, accusing the president of "venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption."
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hy Did It Take Two Weeks To Discover Parkland Students’ Astroturfing?

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>“Can you believe these kids?” It’s been a recurring theme of the coverage of the Parkland school shooting: the remarkable effectiveness of the high school students who created a gun control organization in the wake of the massacre. In seemingly no time, the magical kids had organized events ranging from a national march to a mass school walkout, and they’d brought in a million dollars in donations from Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney.

>The Miami Herald credited their success to the school’s stellar debate program. The Wall Street Journal said it was because they were born online, and organizing was instinctive.

>On February 28, BuzzFeed came out with the actual story: Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz aiding in the lobbying in Tallahassee, a teacher’s union organizing the buses that got the kids there, Michael Bloomberg’s groups and the Women’s March working on the upcoming March For Our Lives, MoveOn.org doing social media promotion and (potentially) march logistics, and training for student activists provided by federally funded Planned Parenthood.
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