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Invisible ink stamps to stop groping

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A new device aimed at tackling sexual harassment on crowded trains and public transport has sold out just half an hour after it went on sale in Japan.

The "anti-groping" stamps, manufactured by stamp-maker Shachihata Inc., allow victims of harassment to mark their assailants with invisible ink, and also provide a deterrent to would-be attackers.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/08/28/asia/anti-groping-stamps-intl-scli/index.html&ved=2ahUKEwiG-Pv5pb_kAhW8HDQIHbWnBVQQFjAEegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw1fAnwASx0eW0aN25TAAAmI&ampcf=1

Britain getting fucked by Brussels and Washington

No.456985 ViewReplyOriginalReport
https://apnews.com/9b342ad68417411db3e4ae2b4fa7af4f
In short: Trump wants the UK to close the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland to negotiate a free trade deal, Pelosi says she won't accept a trade deal if the border is closed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain hasn’t even divorced the European Union yet, and already a new suitor has come calling: the United States.

During a visit this week to the United Kingdom, Vice President Mike Pence brought word from his boss, President Donald Trump: The United States is eager to reach a new trade pact — one that won’t be possible until Britain completes Brexit and moves out of the 28-country EU trading bloc.

“Our message is clear: The minute the U.K. is out, America is in,” Vice President Mike Pence said in a visit with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street on Thursday.

Not so fast.

Building a new U.S.-U.K. trading relationship atop the wreckage of Brexit won’t be easy.

British officials are already vowing to resist an agreement that is lopsided in favor of the more powerful United States, creating potential for disputes over matters such as chlorinated chicken and the divisive Scottish dish haggis.

Matteo Salvini replaced by migration specialist in new Italy coalition

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>A career civil servant and specialist in migration policy has succeeded the far-right leader Matteo Salvini as Italy’s interior minister in a new left-leaning pro-European coalition government aimed at drawing a line under a crisis sparked by Salvini’s populist League party.

>Luciana Lamorgese, a veteran of the interior ministry, has in recent years been in charge of planning refugee and migrant reception centres in northern Italy and is known for promoting integration events and policies. She was also the first female security chief, or prefect, of Milan.

Her appointment should mark a break from the era of Salvini, whose hardline immigration measures included the closure of Italian ports to NGO rescue vessels and the abolition of key protections for asylum seekers.

The coalition assembled by the prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, between the centre-left Democratic party (PD) and anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) also includes Roberto Gualtieri, an influential PD member of the European parliament, as economy minister. The M5S leader, Luigi Di Maio, will be foreign minister.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/04/matteo-salvini-replaced-by-migration-specialist-in-new-italy-coalition
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Wikipedia is kill

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https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/wikipedia-down-not-working-google-stopped-page-loading-encyclopedia-a9095236.html

>Wikipedia has stopped working for some users in the UK and Europe, and a number of places in the Middle East.

>The online encyclopaedia failed to load on desktops, tablets and mobile phones.

>Outages were reported shortly before 7pm, BST, according to the downdetector.com , which monitors websites.

>The UK was heavily affected, but there were reports of the site being down in a number of other European countries, including Poland, France, Germany and Italy.

>No one was immediately available for comment at the Wikimedia Foundation, which manages the site.

Inmate Douses Prosecutor With Urine

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A Florida Man awaiting sentencing for attempted murder doused a prosecutor with urine Wednesday during an attack in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom.

According to a criminal complaint, Albert Narvaez, 28, was inside Judge Susan Alspector’s courtroom when he charged at Assistant State Attorney Andrew Newman and “threw urine fluid” at the lawyer.

“The urine went inside [Newman’s] mouth and outer clothing,” an investigator reported. Newman was the lead prosecutor in the attempted murder case for which Narvaez was convicted and scheduled to be sentenced.

Pictured above, Narvaez, who worked at a Hallandale Beach sports bar, was convicted of firing several shots at his girlfriend as she ran from his vehicle following an argument. The woman was not struck by the five or six bullets fired by Narvaez.

Narvaez has been in custody at the Broward County jail since his arrest last September in the attempted murder case. It is unclear how he was able to transport the bodily fluid into Alspector’s courtroom, and whether it was in some type of a container.

After the urine attack, Narvaez stated, “He pissed on me. He told me to do it. Fuck him,” according to the court complaint.

Narvaez was charged with misdemeanor battery. His sentencing in the attempted murder case was postponed.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/courtroom-dousing-315902
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Mobile chikan penis flashers on the rise in Japan

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https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/08/article/mobile-penis-flashers-on-the-rise-in-japan/

Mobile penis flashers on the rise in Japan
Police in the land of the rising sun crack down on a new form of flashing – sending ‘dick pics’ on mobile phones
ByJAKE ADELSTEIN

Police in Fukuoka, Japan, this week arrested and filed charges against a 37-year-old salaryman who had sent unsolicited penis pictures via a smartphone to a fellow passenger on a train, violating the prefecture’s ordinance forbidding troublesome behavior – specifically a clause regarding obscene and degenerate acts.

While there had been previous arrests for similarly dubious behavior, this time the arrest struck a chord, particularly among women who had been subjected to similar harassment. The news trended on Twitter, went viral on social media and finally hit the mainstream press, who discussed the bizarre but disturbing practice.

Japan’s notorious chikan, or perverts, have always wielded technology, such as hidden cameras and smartphones, with considerable aplomb, but the arrest comes at a time when women who have been virtually flashed are both sharing their disturbing experiences and discussing counter-measures.
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Jesuit Black Pope Believes Trump is Forcing Francis to Resign

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The head of the Jesuits, who recently denied the existence of the devil as a person, thinks there is a plan that originated in the United States to force Pope Francis to resign.

Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the current superior general of the Society of Jesus, recently said in a speech that forces inside and outside the Vatican are trying to force Pope Francis to resign so that a new pope can move the Church in a different direction:

There are people inside and outside the Church who would like Pope Francis to resign, but the pontiff will not. I believe that the final strategy of these sectors is not so much to "force" Pope Francis to resign, as to affect the election of the next pontiff, creating the conditions [necessary for] the next Pope to discontinue deepening the path that Francis has indicated and undertaken...
Sosa seemed to blame President Donald Trump and the United States for this plan to oust Pope Francis and establish a more conservative papacy.

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the prelate Francis chose to head the Synod of Bishops and who is preparing for the upcoming Amazon Synod, rejected this idea, saying that he did not think much of this talk that there is a plan to force Francis to resign.

"The Pope is the Pope and leads the Church at this time. Personally, I am not aware of anything else," he said.

Baldisseri shrugged his shoulders and fanned away the notion that this plan to remove Francis developed in the United States and is related to President Trump.

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/black-pope-says-there-is-a-plan-to-have-pope-francis-resign
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Popeyes sells Halal chicken

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Halal is a special form of Muslim slaughter for animals to ensure their death is extra cruel

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2011/11/02/popeyes_in_fight_over_halal_chicken.html
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Man Faces Charges for Pointing “Finger Gun” at Neighbor During Argument

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

With gun crime so frequent in the United States these days, even making a gun gesture with your hand can put some people on edge. A Pennsylvania man found that out the hard way after being charged with disorderly conduct for pointing a “finger gun” at another man during an argument.

The bizarre incident took place in June 2018, when, according to surveillance footage, 64-year-old Stephen Kirchner was walking with his girlfriend on a street in Manor Township, Pennsylvania. The woman reportedly had a no contact order against one of her neighbors, and when the couple walked by the neighbor’s residence, Kirchner stopped, turned around, formed a finger gun with his thumb and forefinger, pointed it at the neighbor and pulled the imaginary trigger. Little did he know that the gesture would lead to a year-long litigation.

The 64-year-old’s finger gun was apparently so disturbing to bystanders in the area that some of them actually called the police about it. To make matters worse, the neighbor he pointed he finger gun at later told police that he had felt “extremely threatened” by the gesture. Kirchner himself admitted that he knew his gesture would only inflame tensions, but he later learned that it was actually a crime.
https://www.odditycentral.com/news/man-faces-charges-for-pointing-finger-gun-at-neighbor-during-argument.html
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Reporter Who Cast Joke As Anti-Semitic Tweeted A Black Stereotype

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Get rollin niggers

https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/03/bloomberg-labor-employee/
A Bloomberg Law reporter who went after a Trump labor employee over a 2016 joke tweeted a black stereotype comment in 2013.
Ben Penn, the Bloomberg reporter, wrote an article Tuesday about Leif Olson, a former U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) employee. Penn brought up a 2016 joke on Olson’s Facebook page and alleged it was anti-Semitic. DOL accepted Olson’s resignation on Aug. 30, 18 days after hiring him.
Penn posted a comment stereotyping black people on Twitter. The tweet talked about black people and watermelons.
The Twitter handle “Gleichmonster” wrote in 2013, “Is this racist? Can someone give me a ruling on this?” with a photo attachment of baseball player Adam Jones’s birthday cake. Jones is black and the cake was designed to look like Popeyes fried chicken.
Penn replied, “No. Needed watermelon as one of the sides to pass my threshold.” (CNN Hired Photo Editor Who Refers To Jews, Police As ‘Pigs’ And Called For People To Be Murdered)
The Bloomberg Law reporter also posted a comment about Jews in 2014.
>My attempt at Judaism today is called working from home. L’shanah tovah!
Ben Penn September 25, 2014
Political commentators hit back at Penn after Olson resigned following Bloomberg Law’s inquiry about the Facebook post. Penn wrote Olson’s Facebook post suggested “the Jewish-controlled media ‘protects their own,'” noting it began as sarcasm. Penn alleged the thread ended up having “two anti-Semitic tropes.”
“It was sarcastic criticism of the alt-right’s conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic positions,” Olson said in an interview, according to Bloomberg Law.
Political commentator Ben Shapiro wrote, “This article is a joke.” Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor at The Federalist, tweeted the article was “dangerous and malicious propaganda against Republicans.”
Bloomberg Law did not immediately respond to a request for comment.