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Liu Xia, widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, left China on a flight to Germany following years of de facto house arrest. The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed that she had left in order to receive medical attention.

The 57-year-old departed on a Finnair flight from Beijing on Tuesday at around 11am, BBC Chinese reported.

According to Ming Pao, Liu Xia’s brother Liu Hui – who remains in Beijing – confirmed the news of his sister’s departure on WeChat on Tuesday afternoon: “My sister left Beijing to fly to Europe this afternoon, to begin her new life. I’m grateful for those who cared about her and helped her all these years.”
Beijing-based friends of Liu Xia – the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo – have celebrated her freedom after she left China for Germany on Tuesday.

Gao Yu, a prominent journalist, and Bao Tong, former top adviser to ousted party chief Zhao Ziyang, were among those attending a dinner in the Chinese capital. They gathered as Liu Xia arrived in Helsinki on Tuesday night in transit to Berlin, following almost eight years of de facto house arrest.

“To a good life in Europe for Liu Xia,” Gao said as they toasted her freedom, according to a video shared on social media.
Aww yiss

Did anyone else see the photo of Xiaobo before he died...with the Winnie the Pooh mug?

Xi Jinping HATES Winnie the Pooh...apparently a common way to lampoon him is to depict him as a cuddly pantsless stuffed bear.

With the aid of a particle accelerator, scientists are bringing back ghosts from the past, revealing portraits hidden underneath the tarnished surface of two roughly 150-year-old silver photographic plates.

Researchers used an accelerator called a synchrotron to produce strong, but nondamaging beams of X-rays to scan the damaged photographs, called daguerreotypes, and map their chemical composition. This allowed chemist Madalena Kozachuk of Western University in London, Canada, and colleagues to trace mercury deposits in the plates and create digital copies of the hidden images, the team reports June 22 in Scientific Reports. One image revealed a woman; the other, a man who had been completely obscured by tarnish.

An early form of photography, daguerreotypes were popular from the 1840s through the 1860s. Photographers crafted the images by making a silver-coated copper plate and treating it with iodine vapor to generate a light-sensitive surface. Subjects sat still for the several minutes required to expose the plate and create an image. Then photographers treated the plate with heated mercury vapor and a gold solution to develop the image, forming tiny silver-mercury-gold particles where light struck the plate during the exposure process. These particles make up the image, reflecting white light. Lighter parts of an image, such as the woman’s hands and collar, have a higher density of these particles.

The researchers used mercury to map the contours of the original images, because that metal remains fixed in place under years of cloudy tarnish. The scans revealed where the original particles were, letting researchers reconstruct the image.

Scanning the roughly 8-by-7-centimeter daguerreotypes, provided by the National Gallery of Canada, was time-consuming, taking about eight hours per square centimeter.

Synchrotrons had never been used to image daguerreotypes before, so Kozachuk didn’t know what to expect. “When the image became apparent, it was jaw-dropping,” she says. “I squealed when the first face popped up.”

The machines are expensive, and getting time to work on them can be difficult. But Kozachuk hopes her research will enable museums with damaged daguerreotypes to reveal more of these faded faces.
Really makes you think
Interesting. I wonder if a similar technique can be used for similar era silver nitrate glass negatives.


Vox reports that the Republican party has a problem with fringe candidates winning their primaries.

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>as long as employers choose the best candidate among those rich enough to meet the qualifications, we live in a meritocracy.
Just no. Incorrect. I doubt we'll ever agree on that, though. As long as we can agree that keynesian economics ought to be the guiding principle in fiscal policy, however; i'm good. Also, what i said earlier wasn't an argument against welfare. That'd turn out poorly for the same reasons i've said that we don't live in a meritocratic society.
I'm a Keynes man. I'll agree to disagree.
Perhaps it should be argued that real communism hasn't been tried yet
I agree with that. Human nature and the fact makes it very unlikely it ever will, though. I'd also argue that every attempt at transition from capitalism to communism ends in disaster
>Socialism is perfectly fine and all right if only whites are in power
This but unironically

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner refused to follow Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz’s lead and call on voters of a Chicago-area congressional district to back a Democrat over a declared Nazi candidate in November.

Instead, Rauner on Tuesday called for Holocaust denier Arthur Jones to drop out of the race.

On Friday, Cruz urged residents of the district to write in a candidate or choose the Democrat — in this case, Rep. Dan Lipinski.

“This is horrific. An avowed Nazi running for Congress. To the good people of Illinois, you have two reasonable choices: write in another candidate, or vote for the Democrat,” Cruz wrote. “This bigoted fool should receive ZERO votes.”

Rauner declined to go that far.

“No,” Rauner answered when asked if voters should instead cast a ballot for Lipinski, according to WCIA TV. “The one thing I will say is the person, that guy, Johnson or whatever his name is, should not be on the ballot.”

In February, the governor said, “There is no room for neo-Nazis in American politics. I condemn this man in the strongest possible terms.”

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That's white racism is inherently self destructive.
Remember to add them all up friendo. And Republicans voted for a Nazi.
>Cruz actually having scruples
I did not see that coming
nice, i hope he does well during the general election!
Bomber Harris do it again!

Suffocate Nazi's with Carbon Monoxide again!

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Japanese most exciting challenge.

"REN4 Challenge !!"

Step 1
Open Twitter

Step 2
Reply to REN4 with this picture.

Step 3 wow !
Are you blocking from REN4 ?
Step 1.

Step 2.
Fuck yourself.

Repeat as necessary.
That was fun.
Why am I blocked
wtf is REN4 and why should I care?
One of the high-ranking member in Japan's largest opposition party. Previously discovered to have dual nationality in Taiwan when it is not in Japan
Oh, and that party only have 12% seat in the National Diet lower house despite being the largest opposition party.

From 1955 to current year 2018, the long time Japanese ruling have only lost their power twice
First time was in 1993 when there was an extremely unpopular policy, literally all non-LDP and non-Communist party parties joined the opposing fraction and established a government. In less than a year time the alliance failed due to conflicting opinion among all those different parties, former LDP members ran back to LDP, and LDP get their dominant status back. It lasted only 10 months
The other time was 2009-2012. 2011 311 earthquake and tsunami with Fukushima crisis. The way the government reacts especially to the Fukushima crisis is deeply insufficient. Japanese citizens learned the hard way how incapable the this fraction was. That's why nowadays even people who are angry with LDP policies are still going to vite for LDP in elections.
Read above for background, the text say in the 2009-2012 government, she's responsible for abolishing a super embankment project along one of the Japanese river. And that river is one of the river that flooded in recent Japanese flooding event

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>MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Rescuers found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they disappeared and touched off a desperate search that drew international help and captivated the nation.

>Anmar Mirza, a leading American cave rescue expert, said many challenges remain for the rescuers. He said the primary decision is whether to try to evacuate the boys and their coach or to supply them in place.

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Took the long enough
does somebody know how much costs does the rescue operation took? Estimate?
$2.00 USD.


MAE SAI, Thailand --
The final four boys and their soccer coach were successfully removed from a flooded cave in Thailand on Tuesday, capping a herculean international rescue effort that appeared bleak just days ago.
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>18 centimeters high
I'm guessing it's more than that. No one can squeeze thru 18 cm That's about 7 inches..
idk 90 cm (3 ft) would be possible.
That's pretty good Anon
38 cm as it turns out, thanks for pointing that out. I must have just remembered it wrong.


I found the article, I was reading about Elon Musks child torpedo [ mind out of the gutter plz. ] being impractical, as it was 31 cm and must have misread the number or remembered it wrong.
Haha yeah he must be a pedo right? I mean what are the odds that he's actually trying to be a rolemodel for kids to ensure they're being brought up well and ready for the future right like lmao no one is that selfless haha lmao
Elon btfo

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In a stunning turn of events, Vox actually raises an important question: is healthcare an American privilege or an American right?
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I think the tax people pay on cigarettes and alcohol more than makes up for the medical costs incurred by their illnesses.

Nigga, just pay for the god damn lapband. Otherwise your stuck trying to bleed a quarter million dollars out of some obese fuck who just had his second heart transplant, and you know you ain't gunna see a dime of that, right?

You'll save money in the long run if you cover preventative care and contraception.
A caduceus has nothing to do with the medical field but more to do with Chance, lairs and merchants, but mostly with transcendence from one realm to another.

Most Americans misuse the image instead of using the Rod of Asclepius which just has the 1 snake wrapped around a rod, and is linked to healing and bringing the dead back to life.

The caduceus meaning comes from the 2 snakes frozen in time locking eye contact, both snakes symbolize the antithesis of each other, which the user of the staff can use to travel between worlds. I think this is a really clever way to explain how remaining balanced in ideological questioning can forward your self reasoning.

Fun Fact from Wikipedia
One survey found that 62% of professional healthcare associations used the rod of Asclepius as their symbol.[28] The same survey found that 76% of commercial healthcare organizations used the Caduceus symbol

I personally believe that commercial healthcare organizations use the symbol not by mistake or "for visual impact" but for it's intended purpose for liars and gamblers. Commercial Companies care more about their bottom line than healing, gambling on judging how much should a drug be sold for and how much a person values their life.
On a even more macabre note, they use the symbol as a messenger for the gods, telling 1000s of people they will die daily because the treatment for a disease is too expensive for the customer.
Then when the person passes the final meaning of the staff can be used as a guide for the dead to the underworld.

In short 1 snake you are in good hands, 2 snakes to are dealing with blind chance
Meanwhile in the Free Market workers are being denied medical coverage because they're protesting their working conditions

No doubt, it'd almost certainly go down like this:

Government gets involved in healthcare, creates nationalized system. Nationalized system doesn't nearly pay doctors the same as a private system does. Existing doctors refuse to use the system until threat of force, either via fines or suspension of their license.

The lack of doctors, especially ones that are true masters of their craft, becomes exacerbated over time because fewer people feel interested in becoming doctors, who universally work extra long hours, preform a stressful job, and are now not even getting paid as much as they once were. So now, the government has no choice but to increase doctor pay by shunting more of the cost on taxpayers, and the ones who are going to be footing the bill for the good of everyone will almost certainly be anyone above the poverty line. Now, we've got an issue attempting to recruit more medical staff through market forces, and outside of the destitute of society, everyone's paying more to get the same standard of care they were.
why does everyone go off on doctors nurses and such

nationalize the MEDICINE INDUSTRY
a bottle of medicine that has been in use for over 100 years and is effective, costs less than 50 dollars for use over the average human life time AND has little side effects shouldn't cost $300 a pill.

But try to go after the medical medicine/pharmacy industry for changes, nope not happening.

Billing people for a doctors visit when it won't cost the average person more than 100, versus the following and continuing costs of $300 a pill a day for life. Now you can start to see cost issues inherit in the system.


U.S. Capitol Police arrested 575 people at the Senate's Hart Office Building on Thursday during a protest against President Trump's immigration policy.

They were charged with unlawfully demonstrating. Most of the demonstrators were women, calling on Congress to end the separation of undocumented children from their parents at the border. The protest began at the Department of Justice, and some demonstrators carried signs that said "We Care" and "Don't have a heart of I.C.E.," while others wore mylar blankets like the ones distributed to immigrant children living in government facilities.

Several Democratic lawmakers visited the protesters, including Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) tweeted that she was among the demonstrators arrested.
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When actual physical evidence is not enough for you, you have a mental disorder.
>Just a FYI kids have been separated at the border since 1997 when bill Clinton put the Flores consent decree in place
The Flores case was about an unaccompanied minor, you magnificent retard.
How the fuck do 564 people let themselves be arrested... fuck at shit I'll get away
civil disobedience
I mean, he makes a point though. To the majority of the dem base, they DIDN'T lose. they point to the popular vote carried entirely by NY and Cali, and then argue that putin himself somehow replaced votes in machines, and that Trump is illegitimate because MUH POPULAR VOTE MUH RUSSIANS IMPEACH

>Kavanaugh upheld rulings that the NSA’s massive metadata collection program was legal, citing the “third-party doctrine” that collecting records from service providers does not constitute a search of the customer. He added that the program constituted a “special need” overriding individual privacy protections. (CNET wrote that the Supreme Court “recently ruled against the third-party doctrine for location history data,” though it is possible a court with Kavanaugh on it could go the other way.)

Kavanaugh also believes net neutrality to be fundamentally unconstitutional, as it violates the right of Comcast, Verizon, and other ISP to free speech:

>"The threshold question is whether the First Amendment applies to Internet service providers when they exercise editorial discretion and choose what content to carry and not to carry. The answer is yes."

His presence on the SCOTUS will likely help confound any future efforts at implementing net neutrality in the United States, should Comcast or Verizon lawyers challenge it in courts.

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>Evangelical Christians
The people at the forefront of the anolutionist movement were evangelical Christians. I'm just saying .
That's already the case. We have adapted to that long long ago.
Noting ago, it's fairly recent.

Thank Ajit Pai for that one.
Yeah I feel like he doesn't realize that by saying free speech for those big companies matters, he's implying that free speech of citizens doesn't matter. You can have one or the other but not both, with how the internet works.
Last time they tried to do that was 2007, and they had to stop doing it when they were threatened with a lawsuit under proto-net neutrality laws - which started back in the 90's, when AOL attempted to do the same.

Unless you mean on your phone, of course - even then, they couldn't outright deny access to a site, until now. Six ISP's control 90% of the American Internet access, and they are all majority owned by but two families, so shutting down 4chan would be pretty easy - especially if the ISPs decide to start a policy of conforming to European hate speech laws.

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What does everyone think will happen with housing values in the next recession? Will that be 2020 or longer?

I'm actually trying to get a place in the city I grew up in and I am curious if people think housing prices are going to plummet or level off.... thoughts?
>In b4 preaching about moving elsewhere- I hate being outdoors haha




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Major US city (top 5). I think by 2020 I'll have a 30% downpayment if prices drop to what they were in the first half of the 2010s.

What do you mean about younger people and shaky bets?

I haven't had a lot of problems with Chinese immigrants (that's what I got by me), but what I will say:
> Entire families can pay cash for a house and then are on government aid. This isn't racism or xenophobia, my neighbor's son goes to school with my friend's son plus I see them at a local food pantry.
> Chinese landlords don't clean their rental properties and also often go inside their tenants property. (Although a friend of mine got a gigantic settlement for this happening after he put in a camera.)
>Asians tend to only rent to other Asians unless they get desperate. I guess Mandarin speaking only is okay because it's not explicitly YELLOW ONLY.
I want to fug a qt chinese landlords daughter!
>I want to fug a qt chinese landlords daughter!
im fugging a chinese landlords qt daughter
crime rate or interest rates both need to increase dramatically for that to happen.



>Two residents of an upscale neighborhood in Oakland, California called police on a black firefighter conducting a safety inspection, San Francisco Chronicle reports.

>Firefighter Kevin Moore was in full uniform when he was conducting city-mandated vegetation inspections around homes in Montclair Hills when a resident reported him to police on May 16.

>Megan Bryan, Moore’s colleague at Station 24, said she was the acting officer that day and received a call from a 911 emergency dispatcher, asking if they were indeed doing vegetation inspections.

>She recalled feeling frustrated and annoyed by the incident because she never experienced someone called the police on her or other white firefighters for doing an inspection.

>Later that day, another resident videotaped Moore – who was honored for “bravery and heroism” in 2008 – after finding him suspicious.

>Vince Crudele, who supervises the inspection program, watched the footage and said it clearly showed Moore doing his job by the book. “It’s unfortunate that somebody would mistake an Oakland firefighter, a professional who would go into harm’s way every day to protect citizens, as someone who was there for criminal intent,” Crudele said.
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People in general tend to freak out and do what impulsively pops up in their head first instead of examining the situation. Everyone is a little bit racist and even outside of race other prejudices exist , the problem really is people acting without thinking. Reminds me of the other day when I was grocery shopping with a friend of mine, he saw a man with a gun holstered at his side and got really scared, had to explain to him that if the guy had any intention to cause any ill he wouldn't be casually shopping with his gun out in the open.
Y’know, it’s fine to take the stance “I dislike blacks but this guy did nothing wrong so I feel bad for him, even though I still dislike blacks just as much”. I’d also respect you for admitting that you really don’t give a shit about blacks under any circumstances.

Instead this thread is filled with nonsense such as
>the article didn’t meet my journalistic standards so i’m going to assume that it omitted some wrongdoing by him and it’s his fault
>other reports on the same story mention even more evidence that he looked like a firefighter but it wasn’t in the OP so it doesn’t count because this is a journalistic writing critique
>the story is airtight but it supports the liberal agenda too conveniently because of how hard it is to argue with it, so anyone who doesn’t pretend it’s made up has been bluepilled by liberals
This is thee direct result of people not knowing how to confront and address each other instead of you using basic inquiry thru called the cops

But White people commit more crimes in America so...
Because someone dressed as a fireman is really that threatening to you? Is it illegal to dress up as a fireman or something?

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Is this why we are seeing the democrats push their open borders nonsense so hard? Do they really think legal spics in this country are on their side?

>There are also plenty of other clues suggesting Hispanic voters won’t be rushing to the polls this November. In a special election to fill the vacant seat of former Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas last Saturday, there were few signs of a Democratic wave. The reliably Republican district is majority-Hispanic, yet GOP candidates on the ballot tallied the same 60 percent vote share that Trump did in 2016. There were no signs of increased Hispanic engagement—even with the border crisis raging not far away.

>Those results mirror the results from the March Texas primaries, in which the Democrats’ Senate nominee Beto O’Rourke, a progressive favorite, badly underperformed in many border towns with large Hispanic populations. O’Rourke carried 87 percent of the vote in millennial-friendly Travis County (Austin), but fell well short of a majority in most counties along the border.
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america has the most generous immigration system in the entire world you stupid fucking faggot we take in 1 million legal immigrants per year with far less restrictions than places like germany or canada

it literally cannot get any more generous short of total open borders

its the most generous line there is you communist faggot, kys
t. puerto rican
The democratic process is all about monolithic voting blocks. It's herd mentality pretending to be higher intelligence.
Nothing in that guy's post says he wants to make it more generous, just that the system is fucked up. As for reasons he thinks it's fucked up, he mentions line jumpers, which has nothing to do with increased quotas and more to do with the apparent inability of the government to prevent visa overstays. Fix that problem, and bam, 50% less illegal immigrants.

The political game of democracy is to try and group together similar people so you can tailor a single, unified message to large groups instead of having to individually target people with mixed messages. It's got nothing to do with herd mentality, but trying to find statistical commonalities in large groups to present the most appealing platform to get elected. So it's less "everyone of this type votes the same because they all think the same," and more "people of this type are more likely to vote this way on these issues, so we should have a message that appeals to this group to maximize outcomes." It's all a bunch of cold political calculations and statistical analysis.
You must be cuban... also your just one ass hole you don't represent all Spanish speaking people.

The police are looking for a man in Bukovina, who was walking around the village with the flag of Russia.

"During the monitoring of one of the social networks, law enforcement officers found a message about a man who was walking around the village with the flag of the aggressor country." According to the author of the publication, the local resident was offended by the authorities because of economic problems. to such a step and in a state of furious anger he walked through the village of Vasilyevka of the Sokiryansk district with the flag of Russia in his hands, "the police said.

The investigative-operative group of the Sokiryansky police station went to the place to check the reliability of this information. Policemen conduct a survey of local residents and possible eyewitnesses of the incident.

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>You know more about my side than me lol.
I belong to no side.
I'm simply an anon who will troll any left it right winger any time I can, and I still vote for Ron Paul on every ballot that allows write ins
What will you do when he bites it?
Panic, of course. There's a doompaul for that too.
Well if your in an active conflict with a country and some dude is rapping their flag hard in your turf then its probably in your best interest to find out who the fuck it is
Yeah because that's totally what foreign agents do, plant in agent on your turf and have him parading around with a flag like a lunatic


Astroturfing in progress.

TL;DR the 'walkaway' hashtag is spreading impossibly fast (several thousand times the natural engagement rate) and this is a key indicator of illusory consensus. Retweeting by known Russian bot accounts indicates this to be an active effort at disrupting American discourse.

Don't get tricked.

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the absolute state of american discourse.
literally everyone now is accused of being a paid russian shill during a discussion as soon as someone disagrees.
im going to send an email to yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ requesting that they add the fallacy.
i just added it to wikipedia.
lets see if it goes thru:
>being so bootysmashed you edit Wikipedia yo make your detractors look bad

I can't even

Not even every one called you a Rusbot dude
>literally everyone now is accused of being a paid russian shill during a discussion as soon as someone disagrees.
If you disagree without providing any evidence, reasoning, or really anything other than partisan shitposting, you might as well be a Russia bot.
These. I'm fucking lmaoing at your life >>268577

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