Disk space woes. and yes, posting links is STILL broken due to some issue with recaptcha that I can't fucking figure out.

Threads by latest replies - Page 4

(5 replies)

Uganda's Museveni: I love Trump for being frank with Africans

No.222021 ViewReplyOriginalReportDownload thread
>"America has got one of the best presidents ever," Mr Museveni said to laughter during the opening of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

>"I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly. The Africans need to solve their problems, the Africans are weak."

(56 replies)

Switzerland makes it illegal to cook/boil lobsters alive, joins growing list of places

No.218483 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReportDownload thread

>Poached, grilled, or baked with brie.

>Served on a roll, or in mac ‘n cheese.

>Lobsters may be one of the most popular crustaceans in the culinary arts. But when it comes to killing them, there’s a long and unresolved debate about how to do it humanely, and whether that extra consideration is even necessary.

>The Swiss Federal Council issued an order this week banning cooks in Switzerland from placing live lobsters into pots of boiling water — joining a few other jurisdictions that have protections for the decapod crustaceans. Switzerland’s new measure stipulates that beginning March 1, lobsters must be knocked out — either by electric shock or “mechanical destruction” of the brain — before boiling them, according to Swiss public broadcaster RTS.

>The announcement reignited a long-running debate: Can lobsters even feel pain?

>“They can sense their environment,” said Bob Bayer, executive director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, “but they probably don’t have the ability to process pain.”

>Boiling lobsters alive is already illegal in some places, including New Zealand and Reggio Emilia, a city in northern Italy, according to the animal-rights group Viva.

>A Swiss government spokesperson said the law there was driven by the animal-rights argument.

>“There are more animal friendly methods than boiling alive, that can be applied when killing a lobster,” Eva van Beek of the Federal Office of Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs said in an email.

>Van Beek told The Washington Post there had been a motion to ban all lobster imports to the country, but the federal government “thought this measure was not applicable due to international trading laws.” Officials, she said, “also thought we could improve the animal protection aspect.”

>So the legislation was amended
51 posts omitted
(156 replies)

No Images / New Threads / 3+ Hours on 4chan

No.221472 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReportDownload thread
Sorry for breaking decorum, but /news/ is the only board where you can start a new thread WITHOUT an image.

Check the "creation dates" for all boards and NONE have had a new thread for about 3.5 hours and you can't upload images in replies right now. This is kinda of "newsworthy" in that it could be a dox like attack on 4chan, or maybe something to keep us from sharing info (like the infamous "memo" no one has seen). This happened yesterday for a few hours too and then RESOLVED itself, which lends credence to the "dox attack" theory.

Discuss... (I hope this works)

151 posts omitted
(247 replies)

US cop who humiliated and executed unarmed man found not guilty

No.205996 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReportDownload thread
Video of incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M62Va6Ft2cw

A police officer charged with the murder of an unarmed man in the US state of Arizona has been found not guilty.

Philip Brailsford shot and killed 26-year-old Daniel Shaver in the hallway of a hotel in early 2016.

Bodycam footage of the incident, released after the verdict, showed Mr Shaver on his knees asking officers not to shoot him just before he was killed.

Mr Brailsford was acquitted of murder and a lesser manslaughter charge.

Mr Shaver was shot five times with a semi-automatic rifle as he crawled towards the officers, sobbing.

Prosecutors argued that the officer had responded appropriately, according to his training, when Mr Shaver reached towards his waistband - because he believed there was a concealed firearm there.
'Do not make a mistake'

Mr Shaver was confronted by police responding to a report of a man pointing a gun out of his hotel room window in January 2016.

The police report said he showed guests in his hotel room a rifle he used for work, killing birds.

It later emerged that the rifle was an airsoft or pellet gun, rather than a genuine firearm.

The report also noted that the three occupants of the room had been drinking together, though one man had left by the time police arrived.

Bodycam footage of the shooting was not released to the public until after the verdict.

In it, Mr Shaver can be seen exiting his room in front of armed officers, and immediately lies down on the ground.

"Listen to my instructions and do not make a mistake," he is told. There follows a series of instructions on how to move his arms and legs, which he seems unable to follow.
242 posts omitted
(5 replies)

illegal aliens dying from contagious disease

No.222001 ViewReplyOriginalReportDownload thread

Health officials, reported on Thursday that a man and a woman died in the past week after presenting symptoms of Guillain-Barré, which include muscle weakness and paralysis.
(5 replies)
(22 replies)

Trump 2020

No.221892 ViewReplyOriginalReportDownload thread
17 posts omitted
(5 replies)
(10 replies)

Horrifying video showing swarm of rats in a bin sparks hygiene debate in Paris

No.221440 ViewReplyOriginalReportDownload thread

A nauseating video of a swarm of rats in a bin in Paris has triggered a debate about the French capital's cleanliness.

The disturbing footage shows dozens of the rodents stuck inside a container, climbing on one another and attempting to leap out.

It was filmed by a refuse collector who claimed that his colleagues had been attacked by vermin while working.

"A colleague told me that a rat had jumped to his throat and another to his arm," the worker, who did not give his name, told Le Parisien.

The video was shot in December between the Musée d'Orsay and the Pont Royal along the banks of the River Seine.

"For a year, there has been a proliferation of rats in all the areas bordering the Seine.

"In the morning, we back away [from the bins]," he said, adding that he was frustrated on behalf of "both Parisians and tourists, who come to visit the most beautiful city in the world."
5 posts omitted
(45 replies)

Democratic senator calls Trump 'Cadet Bone Spurs' during fiery speech

No.221241 ViewReplyOriginalReportDownload thread

on the shutdown's impact on the military

>Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth did not mince words during a speech on Saturday night, blasting President Donald Trump for his use of the military as a talking point during the government shutdown.

>Trump has repeatedly used the military as a focal point for his messaging during the government shutdown, which began early Saturday. The president tweeted that Democrats are "holding our Military hostage" during the shutdown.

>Duckworth — an Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient who lost both legs in a combat mission — was not having it.

>"I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft-dodger," Duckworth said during a speech on the Senate floor. "And I have a message for cadet bone spurs: If you cared about our military, you'd stop baiting Kim Jong Un into a war that could put 85,000 American troops and millions of innocent civilians in danger."

>The Illinois Democrat was referring to Trump's infamous diagnosis of bone spurs in 1968, which allowed him to be exempt from the Vietnam War draft.

>Trump told the New York Times in 2016 that the ailment "healed up" over time.

>Duckworth also went after Trump for his leadership of the military during the shutdown.

>"Does he even know there are service members who are in harm's way right now watching him, looking for their Commander in Chief to show leadership rather than to try and deflect blame?" Duckworth asked. "Or that his own Pentagon said that their short-term funding plan that he seems intent on pushing is not just harmful to our military but to our national security?"

And again, fuck the limit on subject length.
40 posts omitted