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Four in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans today are more closely divided than they were earlier in the last century when asked whether some form of socialism would be a good or bad thing for the country. While 51% of U.S. adults say socialism would be a bad thing for the country, 43% believe it would be a good thing. Those results contrast with a 1942 Roper/Fortune survey that found 40% describing socialism as a bad thing, 25% a good thing and 34% not having an opinion.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/257639/four-americans-embrace-form-socialism.aspx
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Mum collapsed after six-a-day energy drink addiction gets pacemaker

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A mum started to experience blackouts after becoming addicted to energy drinks.

Samantha Sharpe, 33, had to be fitted with a pacemaker when doctors discovered she had a second degree heart blockage after she passed out one day.

They could not be certain the sugary beverages had caused the heart condition but told her it certainly did not help.

She also suffered with kidney stones and was on the verge of Type Two diabetes due to the amount of sugar she was consuming.

Ms Sharpe, from Hamilton, has now warned others to limit the amount of energy drinks they have as it could be detrimental to their health.

She said: ‘My sister, who is a nurse, said the addiction is worse than that of heroin, which I can understand because I needed it to help me be awake.’

Ms Sharpe started drinking up to six energy drinks each day due to her hectic lifestyle.

She added: ‘I have three children and I work so it was daily life that pushed me to drinking the energy drinks.

‘I work in the evenings so it got me through the day. It woke me up and got me a bit hyper.

‘I also had eight months off work, which didn’t help how many I was drinking.’

She said whenever she drank the sugary beverages her heartbeat would increase rapidly and she would get palpitations

The working mum also suffered from headaches, felt grumpy all the time and had insomnia.

Despite all these negative effects she said she could not stop drinking the energy beverages because she was addicted to them.


Ms Sharpe now has a ‘new lease of life’ after getting a pacemaker fitted through a vein in her leg and also giving up energy drinks.

She can no longer stand it when people drink too many energy drinks, especially children.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/09/mum-collapsed-six-day-energy-drink-addiction-made-heart-beat-fast-9460269/
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clip 1979

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is that this story is true, the first video they will post on YouTube was a serial killer, this story is spreading here through Italy.
has until the video a clip with 3 women and the supposed serial killer
it is true?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-wqBIOVPfg&t=116s

Trump being racist, again - wants to deport legal immigrants for getting health care

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-benefits-exclusive/exclusive-trump-administration-proposal-would-make-it-easier-to-deport-immigrants-who-use-public-benefits-idUSKCN1S91UR

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering reversing long-standing policy to make it easier to deport U.S. legal permanent residents who have used public benefits, part of an effort to restrict immigration by low-income people.

A Department of Justice draft regulation, seen by Reuters, dramatically expands the category of people who could be subject to deportation on the grounds that they use benefits.

Currently, those legal permanent residents who are declared to be a “public charge,” or primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, can be deported - but in practice, this is very rare.

The draft regulation would use a more expansive definition to include some immigrants who have used an array of public benefits, including cash welfare, food stamps, housing aid, or Medicaid.

While the plan is at an early stage, might not become official government policy, and is likely to attract lawsuits, it is one part of efforts by the Trump administration to restrict legal immigration, in addition to its efforts to reduce illegal immigration to the United States.

The full possible impact is not known, but the change in policy could affect permanent residents - also known as “green card” holders - who are legally entitled to use public benefits soon after their arrival in the United States, such as refugees.

Department of Justice spokesman Alexei Woltornist said the agency “does not comment on or confirm draft regulations.”

U.S. law allows for the deportation of immigrants who have become “public charges” within five years of admission if their reason for seeking help preceded their entry to the United States - for example, if they had a chronic health condition that was not disclosed.
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Everything Is Fucked, Major New Extinction Report Finds

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https://apnews.com/aaf1091c5aae40b0a110daaf04950672

People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday.

But it’s not too late to fix the problem, according to the United Nations’ first comprehensive report on biodiversity.

“We have reconfigured dramatically life on the planet,” report co-chairman Eduardo Brondizio of Indiana University said at a press conference.

Species loss is accelerating to a rate tens or hundreds of times faster than in the past, the report said. More than half a million species on land “have insufficient habitat for long-term survival” and are likely to go extinct, many within decades, unless their habitats are restored. The oceans are not any better off.

“Humanity unwittingly is attempting to throttle the living planet and humanity’s own future,” said George Mason University biologist Thomas Lovejoy, who has been called the godfather of biodiversity for his research. He was not part of the report.

“The biological diversity of this planet has been really hammered, and this is really our last chance to address all of that,” Lovejoy said.

Conservation scientists from around the world convened in Paris to issue the report, which exceeded 1,000 pages. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) included more than 450 researchers who used 15,000 scientific and government reports. The report’s summary had to be approved by representatives of all 109 nations.

Some nations hit harder by the losses, like small island countries, wanted more in the report. Others, such as the United States, were cautious in the language they sought, but they agreed “we’re in trouble,” said Rebecca Shaw, chief scientist for the World Wildlife Fund, who observed the final negotiations.
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Oklahoma Police Release Names of Officers Who Shot Three Black Kids in Face/Head

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On Thursday, Oklahoma police finally released the names of the two officers involved in the shooting of four children as they were trying to kill a robbery suspect.
05-08-2019
Oklahoma Police Release Names of Officers Who Shot Three Black Kids in Face/Head

*On Thursday, Oklahoma police finally released the names of the two officers involved in the shooting of four children as they were trying to kill a robbery suspect.


Hugo Police Department detectives Billy Jenkins and Chad Allen have been identified as the trigger happy cops who opened fire on the kids, shooting three of them. Now, the family and residents are demanding answers as the officers are on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

As TFTP reported on Sunday, the names of the officers were revealed six days after the shooting. Suspect William Devaughn Smith, 21, did not fire on police before police opened fire on his truck full of children. The officers were also in an unmarked car and not in uniform when they approached Smith.

https://mobile.eurweb.com/2019/05/08/oklahoma-police-release-names-of-officers-who-shot-three-black-kids-in-face-head/
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Five farm workers jailed for gang rape of teenage girl

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Her five attackers Florin Calin, 20, Dorel Diaconu, 23, Oprea Dobre, 18, Alexandru Dobrin, 18, and Marius Dobrin, 24, have each been caged for ten years.

The Romanian farm workers all pleaded guilty to rape charges at the Royal Court in Jersey.

The court heard how the men had all gone to a nightclub in December last year when Marius Dobrin began dancing and flirting with the victim.

He "hardly left her side" for the rest of the night, with the woman, who now suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, appearing to be "very drunk".

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9111980/instagram-model-damaged-statue-poland/
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keep calm and suck a dick

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Anjem Choudary, Britain's most notorious hate preacher, has been released to his family home amid concern that the banned extremist group that he led is posing a renewed threat to national security.

In the first photograph of Choudary since the convicted terrorist returned home under licence, he smiled for the camera as he embarked on a routine trip to the shops to buy sweets and top up an electricity pre-payment card.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/05/terror-fears-hate-preacher-anjem-choudary-returns-street/
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Man and his Family killed for taking canadian flag down.

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A Saskatchewan man says he ripped down and burned a Nazi flag that was hanging on the roof of a house in the village of Kelliher.

Caleb Pelletier told CTV Regina that he decided to take down the red and black swastika flag after it became clear that “authorities weren’t going to.”

“I believe it affected so many of our people,” said Pelletier, who is from George Gordon First Nation.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/saskatchewan-man-rips-down-burns-nazi-flag-flying-on-house-1.4418595
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BREAKING: Trump Implicated In Money Laundering

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/19/business/deutsche-bank-trump-kushner.html

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald J. Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog.

The transactions, some of which involved Mr. Trump’s now-defunct foundation, set off alerts in a computer system designed to detect illicit activity, according to five current and former bank employees. Compliance staff members who then reviewed the transactions prepared so-called suspicious activity reports that they believed should be sent to a unit of the Treasury Department that polices financial crimes.

But executives at Deutsche Bank, which has lent billions of dollars to the Trump and Kushner companies, rejected their employees’ advice. The reports were never filed with the government.

The nature of the transactions was not clear. At least some of them involved money flowing back and forth with overseas entities or individuals, which bank employees considered suspicious.

Real estate developers like Mr. Trump and Mr. Kushner sometimes do large, all-cash deals, including with people outside the United States, any of which can prompt anti-money laundering reviews. The red flags raised by employees do not necessarily mean the transactions were improper. Banks sometimes opt not to file suspicious activity reports if they conclude their employees’ concerns are unwarranted.

But former Deutsche Bank employees said the decision not to report the Trump and Kushner transactions reflected the bank’s generally lax approach to money laundering laws. The employees — most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to preserve their ability to work in the industry — said it was part of a pattern of the bank’s executives rejecting valid reports to protect relationships with lucrative clients.
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