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Michelle Carter Sentenced

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She got 2 and a half years for telling her boyfriend to commit suicide:

The trial begins:

Sure there are countless people who post kys fgt, but is it okay for someone to take that to the fullest and tell someone the know personally over and over again to kill themselves until they eventually do it? What about all the treads on 4chan where people say they want to kill themselves (and people who are suicidal do do such things because they don't have any friends or anyone else to talk to) what if someone told someone like that to kill themselves.

I think the difference is the effectiveness of the posts. Like when someone posts kys fgt there's no reasoning behind it so no one would act on it. But the better the post is, and the more likely someone is to following the instructions the more criminal it becomes. What if someone who is devious and conniving decides to intelligently and effectively tell everyone in ever suicidal thread to kill themselves and they do it? If enough people killed themselves because of such a person the law would be obliged to step in. And should it matter if the suicidal people do it, or should it instead depend only on the effectiveness of the posts.

I think Michelle Carter got off on too light a sentence. She told him to do it over and over again while he was on the verge of doing it, and when he stopped she got mad at him which caused him to go ahead with it. Here, a dude has sex with an underage girl and it completely ruined his life.
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Trump Fires Communications Director Scaramucci After Just 10 Days

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WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday removed Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, the White House announced, ousting him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said in a statement. “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best.”

Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10 days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff, a move that convulsed an already chaotic White House and led to the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff.
In a Twitter message just before 5:30 on Monday morning, just hours before the announcement about Mr. Scaramucci, Mr. Trump insisted that there has been “No WH chaos!”
The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci became public as Mr. Kelly, who replaced Mr. Priebus as the top adviser in the White House, began his first day in charge of the White House staff. He told aides gathered in early-morning staff meetings that he intended to impose a new sense of order and operational discipline that had been absent under his predecessor.
Mr. Scaramucci had boasted about reporting directly to the president, not the chief of staff. But the decision to remove him came at Mr. Kelly’s request, the people said.
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Cuddle Services For Lefties Spike Under Trump Presidency

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Apparently, privileged lefties are so shaken by the election of President Trump that they are seeking out professional “cuddling services.” For $80/hour they sit in their jammies and “safely” touch and cuddle like-minded strangers.
Rolling Stone reports:

On a Saturday night in Venice, California, light spills from an open door on an otherwise dark street. The space appears to be an art gallery or studio: blank walls, cubbies for shoes and personal items and cushioned mats and pillows lining half of the room’s hardwood floor.

Twelve individuals filter into the room – dressed in pajamas, yoga attire, sweatpants – some more confidently than others. There are a handful who remove their shoes immediately and find a place on the floor, blanket in tow, presumably preparing for some grand slumber party or group nap. Each visitor is greeted by a woman wielding an iPad. “Would you like a hug?” she asks.

. . . . This room is called The Love Dome and hosts events including yoga, dance and private parties. Every Wednesday and Saturday night, The Love Dome is host to Cuddle Sanctuary, an organization that leads group cuddle events, professional cuddling and training for professionals. This is one of their group cuddle sanctuaries.

Apparently these “cuddle groups” have been taking place for years, but they’ve seen a spike since President Trump’s election.

Rolling Stone continues:

But what makes the organized effort of being held, a service that comes with a cost (Cuddlist sessions go for $80 an hour), something that aids in relieving the fear and discomfort that has come with Trump’s presidency?
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Bitcoin vs Gold: Peter Schiff vs Max Keiser – Who is Right?

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A major debate topic came up between Max Keiser and Peter Schiff at the Freedom Fest conference on July 19-22 in Las Vegas.: Bitcoin vs Gold.

Max Keiser is a huge proponent of Bitcoin. Peter Schiff says “These digital currencies might make fiat currencies look good. That’s how bad they are.”

As noted in my clip, I think Schiff is on the right side of the debate. This is my take:

Bitcoins are the new beaver pelts of monetary transactions. For thousands of years, when available by free choice, gold has always been the currency of demand. Things like salt, cigarettes, beaver pelts, and recently Bitcoin, come and go.
The scarcity of gold is real. The scarcity of Bitcoin is artificial. It depends on trust that a human-based promise to mine more coins will be limited.
In a currency crisis, liquidity crunch, or stock market collapse, where would you rather be? If you choose Bitcoin over gold, you are not thinking clearly. You are dreaming.
Blockchain does not scale. Imagine the entire history of every transaction of any size, any place in the world, recorded on a distributed network.
Despite the hype, no one would use Bitcoin to buy a candy bar. or even a meal at McDonald’s. One might easily do that with Bitgold. Transaction costs are the difference.
Absurd proclamations and theories about the value of Bitcoin are now commonplace. This is typical of any bubble.
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WH pushed fake news story about Seth Rich's death to distract americans

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The key informant in Fox New's story is now suing the network for allegedly fabricating quotes

>A wealthy Trump supporter and a Fox News producer conspired to run a fake story about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer while the White House looked on, a lawsuit has alleged.

>Rod Wheeler, the detective cited in Fox News' controversial story about the fatal shooting of DNC staffer Seth Rich, has filed suit against the company for allegedly fabricating his quotes and pressuring him to push a false narrative.

>“According to the complaint … Fox News was working with the Trump administration to disseminate fake news in order to distract the public from Russia's alleged attempts to influence our country's presidential election,” Mr Wheeler’s attorney, Douglas Wigdor, said in a statement.

>Mr Wheeler was Fox News' prime source for a story claiming Mr Rich may have been murdered for releasing unflattering DNC emails to Wikileaks. According to the suit, however, Mr Wheeler never found evidence to support this.

>Instead, Fox News producer Malia Zimmerman and prominent Trump donor Ed Butowsky pressured him to say so – even taking him to a meeting with then-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer – in an effort to detract attention from the Russia investigation.

>"Not to add any more pressure but the president just read the article,” Mr Butowsky allegedly texted Mr Wheeler shortly before the article was published. “He wants the article out immediately. It's now all up to you."

>Jay Wallace, President of News at Fox News, called the allegation that Fox published the story to distract from the Russia investigation "completely erroneous".
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McCain on merit-based immigration bill: 'I wouldn't do it'

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday cast doubt on a Trump administration-backed bill that would clamp down on legal immigration and establish a merit-based immigration system.
In an interview with the Arizona Republic, McCain said he is not opposed to promoting such skills-based immigration, but voiced concern about how the measure could affect farm labor and other low-skilled work.
"I think you have to consider that we do want high-tech people, but we also need low-skilled people who will do work that Americans won't do," he said. "I wouldn't do it. Even in my misspent youth, I wouldn't do it."

McCain also said he's ready to revive a comprehensive immigration reform effort aimed at providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.

McCain also voiced skepticism about Trump's proposed border wall, saying that the structure would be unlikely to stymie illegal immigration and drug trafficking across the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Fake news

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North Korea considering strikes near Guam

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>The North's official news agency said it was mulling a plan to fire medium-to-long-range rockets around Guam, where US strategic bombers are based.
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Google Fires Viewpoint Diversity Manifesto Author James Damore

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>The Google employee behind a ten-page viewpoint diversity manifesto that went viral online has been fired.

>James Damore, whose manifesto criticizing the politically correct corporate culture at Google prompted outrage from left-wing employees and social justice warriors online, revealed that he had been fired in an email to Breitbart Tech on Monday evening.

>In his email to Breitbart Tech, Damore claimed, “They just fired me for ‘perpetuating gender stereotypes.'”

>Damore’s writing has revealed a divided Google, in which some employees agree with his outlook, but are afraid to speak out for fear of repercussions from social justice warriors in the company, such as being added to blacklists.

>In a memo sent to employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly claimed that Damore had violated their Code of Conduct.
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Assange offers job to 'sacked' Google diversity manifestbro

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In his latest attempt to further the global alliance of weapons-grade bellends*, noted troll Julian Assange has offered a job at WikiLeaks to the Google employee reportedly fired after writing an anti-diversity memo.

He tweeted: "Censorship is for losers. @WikiLeaks is offering a job to fired Google engineer James Damore.

"Women & men deserve respect. That includes not firing them for politely expressing ideas but rather arguing back."

Damore came under fire for blasting the web company's diversity policies, arguing that biological differences play a role in the shortage of women in tech and leadership position. He reportedly told Bloomberg he was "exploring all possible legal remedies" after his alleged dismissal from the web giant.

A memo said to have been written by Google CEO Sundar Pichai and widely circulated yesterday read: “We strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it.”

“However, portions of the memo violate our code of conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace,” it reportedly said.
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