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Andrew Yang pledges to fight circumcision as part of his campaign

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So Bloomberg forgets the Flicks are heirs to the Daimler Benz Fortune?

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Billionaire Reimann Family Confronts Its Ancestors' Ties to Nazi Regime

>See if you can find the words "Daimler" or "Mercedes" anywhere in the article:

Some of Germany’s wealthiest families have long been tainted by Nazi ties: The Quandts (BMW), the Krupps (steel), and the Flicks (mining and machinery) have grappled with a legacy of cooperation with the Third Reich’s economic machine.

Now, the dynasty behind Panera Bread and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts faces a similar reckoning.

The Reimann family -- whose JAB Holding Co. owns the chains as well as a host of other brands -- used Russian civilians and French prisoners of war as forced labor for their businesses and private villas in the Nazi era, according to a German newspaper report.

ome of Germany’s biggest fortunes trace back to the Nazi era. The $36 billion combined wealth of Susanne Klatten and Stefan Quandt, major shareholders of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, has ties to an industrial empire that built firearms and anti-aircraft missiles for the Third Reich’s war machine. Likewise, Viktoria-Katharina Flick and twin brother Karl-Friedrich Flick are among the world’s youngest billionaires through a fortune that heralds from another Nazi weapons manufacturer.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-25/billionaire-reimann-family-confronts-ancestors-nazi-regime-ties

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/news/9853684/Daimler-Benz-heir-wins-planning-row-over-tasteless-basement-plans.html

JUST IN: absolute state of this planet..

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Trump signs declaration recognizing Israel's sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights territory.

Israel got 20% greater.

So Israel and US have officially declared war against the Arabs, sadly our Arab leaders are pieces of shit, the ones we revolted against and were rescued by the west. But this won’t stay like that forever, it WON’T!

EUROPE-PROSTITUTE. IMMEDIATELY PUT THE ECONOMIC BLOCADE ON THE USA AND ISRAEL, OTHERWISE RUSSIA HAS A COMPLETE RIGHT TO TAKE YOURSELF EASTERN EUROPE WITH KAZAKHSTAN.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/25/706588932/trump-formally-recognizes-israeli-sovereignty-over-golan-heights?t=1553554726939

UK lawmakers vote to take control over Brexit process

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Oliver Letwin, the amendment’s main proponent, is a member of May’s Conservative Party, underlining the current division within U.K. politics.

As these votes would be non-binding, it’s still possible that the government could ignore any results.

Earlier on Monday, May had confirmed that her government would oppose Monday night’s motion and could not commit to supporting any consensus that emerged from subsequent indicative votes.

“The votes could lead to an outcome that is un-negotiable with the EU,” she told MPs. “No government could give a blank check to commit to an outcome without knowing what it is.”

The only current deal agreed between the European Union and the U.K. government is May’s “Withdrawal Agreement.” This has been heavily defeated by U.K. parliamentarians twice already but on Monday, May hinted that she still hoped to bring it back for a third vote.

“I continue to believe that the right path forward is for the United Kingdom to leave the EU as soon as possible with a deal, now on May 22,” she said.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/25/may-loses-letwin-vote-as-parliament-takes-brexit-control.html

New Florida Bill Seeks To Bury Recordings Of Mass Shootings

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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190225/17305941673/new-florida-bill-seeks-to-bury-recordings-mass-shootings.shtml
Wed, Mar 13th 2019

New Florida Bill Seeks To Bury Recordings Of Mass Shootings

Florida legislators are thinking about handing some opacity back to Florida law enforcement agencies in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. The tragedy of the event was compounded by on-site law enforcement's response: that is, there wasn't any. Faced with increased scrutiny over a handful of mass shootings in the state, at least one legislator's response has been to bury the bad news under a new public records exemption. [h/t War on Privacy]

“In less than three years, Florida has seen the second-deadliest mass shooting – Pulse nightclub – and the second-deadliest school shooting – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One gunman killed five at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Another killed five at a Sebring bank.

Yet Senate Bill 186 would create an exemption to the state’s public records law for all photographs and audio and video recordings that relate to the “killing of a victim of mass violence.” The bill defines mass violence as the killing of at least three people, not including the perpetrator. Violation would be a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.”

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The absolute state of Russians

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https://www.npr.org/2019/03/18/704600310/russia-criminalizes-the-spread-of-online-news-which-disrespects-the-government

>The new rules allow prosecutors to direct complaints about material considered insulting to Russian officials to the government

Feels good not living in a totalitarian shithole.
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meanwhile in americunt ukraine

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In Vyshgorod, Kiev region, in the 96th electoral district, when forming the election commission of the polling station No. 320348, a person was added to the post of secretary, who has not been alive for a year and a half.

The district election commission on March 10 during the meeting formed the composition of the district election commissions, according to which Sergei Vladimirovich Prokopenko was appointed secretary of the PEC from presidential candidate Nikolai Haber.

However, the OPOR observer was informed that Sergei Prokopenko, who was included in the PEC, died 1.5 years ago.

OPOR contacted the family of Sergei Prokopenko, and they confirmed this information by providing a copy of the death certificate.

https://oporaua.org/news/vybory/vybory-prezydenta/vybory-prezydenta-2019/17064-na-kiyivshchini-sekretarem-dilnichnoyi-viborchoyi-komisiyi-priznachili-liudinu-iaka-pomerla-1-5-roki-tomu
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Blast at Chinese chemical plant kills 44, injures 640

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-blast/death-toll-from-china-chemical-plant-explosion-climbs-to-44-idUSKCN1R300D?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29

>SHANGHAI (Reuters) - An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China’s Jiangsu province has killed 44 people and injured more than 600, state media said on Friday, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public.

>The blast occurred on Thursday at the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in the city of Yancheng, and the fire was finally brought under control at 3.00 a.m. on Friday (1900 GMT), state television said.

>Survivors were taken to 16 hospitals with 640 people being treated for injuries. Thirty-two of them were critically injured, it said.

>The fire at a plant owned by the Tianjiayi Chemical Company spread to neighboring factories. Children at a kindergarten in the vicinity were also injured in the blast, media reported.

>The cause of the blast was under investigation, but the company - which produces more than 30 organic chemical compounds, some of which are highly flammable - has been cited and fined for work safety violations in the past, the China Daily said.

>The Jiangsu environmental protection bureau said in a statement late Thursday that the environmental monitoring station in the area had found no abnormal concentrations of toluene, xylene or benzene.

>Concentrations of acetone and chloroform outside the perimeter of the explosion zone were also within normal limits, it added.

>Jiangsu will launch inspections on chemical producers and warehouses, according to an emergency notice published by official media on Friday.

>The notice, published on the news website of Jiangsu province’s Communist Party, said the government would shut down any chemical firms found not complying with regulations on dangerous chemicals.
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Michael Avenatti arrested for trying to extort Nike for up to $25M

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/michael-avenatti-arrested-for-trying-to-extort-nike-for-up-to-25m-sdny-says

>Michael Avenatti, porn star Stormy Daniels' former lawyer who briefly considered a bid for president, is set to be charged Monday for allegedly trying to extort Nike for $15-$25 million, officials at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said.

>Avenatti, who Fox News confirmed was taken into custody Monday, allegedly tried to extort the massive sports apparel company "by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met," prosecutors alleged.

>The counts against him include conspiracy to transmit interstate communications with intent to extort, conspiracy to commit extortion and more. Avenatti is expected to answer to the charges later Monday.

>A press conference in New York is scheduled for later Monday to discuss the charges against Avenatti. Meanwhile, a second press conference is set in California, where federal authorities are set to announce additional criminal charges against the lawyer for a separate matter. In that case, Avenatti is alleged to have embezzled money from a client to pay expenses for himself and his business ventures.

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