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Outcry in New York jewish comunity after nazis stole 100 tons of gold back

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Germany's central bank said on Thursday it sped up the process of bringing its gold home from foreign vaults in 2016, moving more than 200 tonnes from New York and Paris.

The Bundesbank relocated some 216 tonnes of the precious metal to its headquarters in Frankfurt last year, including 111 tonnes from New York and 105 from Paris.

That amount was a slight increase over the 2015 total of 210 tonnes, while 2014 saw 120 tonnes moved and 2013 just 37 tonnes.

During the Cold War, the Bundesbank kept much of its reserves outside the country for fear of Soviet invasion.

Scares that there might be less gold in the foreign vaults, that the ingots stored abroad might be tampered with, or that Germany might not be able to retrieve its gold have long been a feature of politics.

But the Bundesbank finally launched a relocation programme after authorities demanded more transparency about how much gold it held and where during Europe's debt crisis.

Its plan calls for the majority of the stock to be held in Germany by 2020, including all of the bank's remaining gold in Paris.

By December 31st, 1,619 tonnes of the Bundesbank's gold holdings were in Frankfurt - or 47.9 percent of the total - compared with 1,236 tonnes in New York, 432 tonnes in London and 91 tonnes in Paris.

With the progress made in 2016, all of the 300 tonnes needed from New York under the plan have now been moved, said Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele.

https://www.thelocal.de/20170209/germany-moves-100-tonnes-of-its-gold-from-new-york-to-frankfurt
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20 billion Canuks just signed "equal" agreement with 600 billion populated EU

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The European Union has approved a contentious free trade deal with Canada eight years after negotiations began.

It involves the removal of import duties that supporters say will boost growth and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.

European Parliament lawmakers backed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) by 408-254.

http://www.euronews.com/2017/02/15/eu-approves-free-trade-deal-with-canada
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The U.S. Without Net Neutrality: How An Internet Nightmare Unfolds

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http://www.vocativ.com/393982/net-neutrality-nightmare/

>Picture this: It’s six months into the great Comcast-Verizon War of 2018. A buddy texts you how insane the third season of Stranger Things is, but he knows he’s just rubbing it in. You can’t legally watch it, since Netflix sided with Verizon in the conflict, and your neighborhood only gets Comcast. You try to visit the Wikipedia page to read the summary, and not even that works. Ever since Congress voted to defang the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), there’s nothing keeping internet providers in check.

>For years, internet freedom activists have campaigned to keep anything resembling that situation from ever happening, by championing for the abstract concept of net neutrality, an idea that has always been hard to explain and usually even harder to get people fired up about.

>But under President Trump, the public may finally get a firsthand look at what net neutrality means in practice — because if the Trump administration is able to successfully abolish it, the internet is going to get a lot more expensive and harder to use.

>Net neutrality is the reason internet providers like Comcast or Verizon are required to let their customers access the entire internet without restriction. To use a famous example, net neutrality doesn’t care if it takes a lot of bandwidth to stream movies — it can’t use that fact as an excuse to charge either Netflix or their customers more, or to slow down their internet speeds. Internet providers had for years lobbied against it, but in 2015, to much acclaim from internet advocates, the FCC enshrined firm net neutrality rules, and in June 2016, solidified them in court.
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Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest

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https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/24/journalists-charged-felonies-trump-inauguration-unrest

http://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-01-24/inauguration-mass-arrest-of-protesters-journalists-a-throwback-with-a-familiar-face-attorneys-say

This is what we've sunk to? Attacking journalists?
This is the type of shit you see in Russia. -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_journalists_killed_in_Russia

If it turns out Trump or a subordinate is intentionally cracking down of First Amendment rights by targeting journalists who cover him negatively (covering the protests) would it affect your opinion in any way?

Or are a few journalists' ruined lives worth better coverage for Trump?

These were guys holding expensive as fuck cameras and microphones, they weren't rioting.
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Killers on the road (if you give that guy/gal a ride, you die)

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> http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/millennials-dangerous-behind-wheel-survey-finds-article-1.2973179
>> Millennials are dangerous behind the wheel thanks to texting, speeding habits: survey

Do the texting driving drunks remind you of a specific group of people? Consider...

They can't "stop."
They don't understand "no" (two-letter word confuses them).
They can't control themselves, their animal lusts and urges.
They don't care if they assault, traumatize and kill (rape) you, your children or your friends.
They don't care if they kill (rape to death) their own children, their own siblings, their own parents or their friends.
They're unable to think--to learn--as if they're brain-dead (as opposed to mentally-stunted).

This association should be obvious to anyone with common sense.

And killers on the road come in all ages, all gender and all race.
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kim jong un's brother assasinated

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https://web.archive.org/web/20170215053050/http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-15/kim-jong-un-half-brother-kim-jong-nam-dies-in-malaysia/8270840

>Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam 'assassinated by female North Korean agents' in Malaysian airport

>The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been assassinated at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, telling medical workers before he died that he was attacked with a chemical spray, a Malaysian official has said.

>TV Chosun, citing "multiple government sources," said the women were believed to be North Korean agents. It said they fled in a taxi and were being sought by Malaysian police.
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Senate confirms former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary

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The U.S. Senate voted to confirm former banker and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary on Monday, installing the Trump administration's point-man on tax reform, financial de-regulation and economic diplomacy efforts.REUTERS/JOSHUA ROBERTS


>The Senate voted 53-47 to confirm the Goldman Sachs veteran's nomination on a mostly party-line vote, with only one Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voting in favor.

>Mnuchin was expected to be sworn into office on Monday night in a brief White House ceremony, putting a Wall Street veteran in charge of the Treasury for the first time in eight years, after the financial crisis pushed top U.S. bankers out of favor.

>Lawmakers, lobbyists and business groups have been waiting for Mnuchin to fill in the many blanks on how he will pursue tax reform and handle delicate economic cooperation efforts with China, Mexico and other trading partners worried about President Donald Trump's "America First" trade strategy.

>Mnuchin faces immediate challenges with the March 15 expiration of a U.S. debt ceiling suspension, ushering in the threat of a new default showdown, and a March 17 meeting of finance ministers from the Group of 20 major economies, where he will face tough questions about Trump's plans to increase trade protections.

>"There is a real open question as to whether this administration is going to cut itself off from international monetary cooperation, whether it's exchange rate policies or attitudes towards multilateral institutions or international regulatory policy," said Edwin Truman, a former Treasury and Federal Reserve official now with the Peterson Institute for International Economics

http://www.newsweek.com/steve-mnuchin-donald-trump-treasury-treasury-secretary-goldeman-sachs-556456?rx=us
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"Anonymous" takes down 20% of the dark web after finding trove of child porn

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/online-vigilante-linked-anonymous-takes-9766211

>A hacker linked with the web group Anonymous launched an attack on the dark web over the weekend that left more than 10,000 websites offline.

>By attacking the hosting company Freedom Hosting II, around 20% of the dark web (websites not indexed by search engines ) were compromised. Anyone visiting those sites over the weekend was greeted by the message, "Hello, Freedom Hosting II, you have been hacked."

>The hacker said that the initial plan wasn't to take down the service. But after browsing through some of the sites being hosted by the company, it appeared that at least 10 were displaying child pornography .
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Trump to dismantle Dodd-Frank Wall Street rules through executive orders

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WASHINGTON — President Trump signed two directives Friday rolling back key financial regulations of the Obama era, including restrictions on Wall Street banks and on financial advisers who sell clients expensive financial products with higher commissions, a White House adviser said.

>The two executive actions don't take effect immediately, but rather ask federal agencies to review options to cancel existing or proposed regulations.

>Trump and aides said Dodd-Frank rulings aren't working and are making legitimate investing activity more difficult than it should be.

>"Today, we are signing core principles for regulating the United States financial system," Trump said.

?Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., who joined Trump for an Oval Office signing ceremony, said, "we are returning to the American people, low- and middle-income investors, and retirees, their control of their own retirement savings. This is about Main Street."

>Democrats said Trump's efforts will re-create the conditions that led to the 2008 financial meltdown.

>"During the campaign President Trump said he would be tough on Wall Street," said Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. "Then he filled his administration with billionaires and bankers and now he's trying to roll back the rules put in place to prevent another economic crash like the one that occurred in 2008."

>Most Dodd-Frank changes would need to be made via legislation, and Democrats vowed to fight Trump's plans.

>"The president's attempts to repeal Wall Street reform will be met with a Democratic firewall in Congress," said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

>Trump signed the executive orders in a ceremony Friday afternoon. Previous executive orders have been far more sweeping than originally advertised. The two executive actions are:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/03/through-executive-orders-trump-takes-aim-financial-regulations/97431284/
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