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https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2018/jun/12/trump-kim-summit-meeting-singapore-us-president-north-korea-kim-jong-un-
they spun it negatively
Minority leader Chuck Schumer is on the floor of the Senate talking about the Singapore summit.

“We must be clear-eyed on what a diplomatic success with North Korea looks like,” he says. That would be “complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula, he says.

“It’s imperative that we actually get action here, not just photo ops,” Schumer says. He points out there are no details in Trump’s signed statement about the definition of “complete denuclearization.”

“Unfortunately the entire document is short on details,” Schumer says. “...It is worrisome, very worrisome, that this joint statement is so imprecise.”

Schumer says that Trump has drawn a false equivalency between the “legitimate” joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States on one hand, and “illegal” North Korean nuclear testing on the other.
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Already a thread on it post there
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“On Feb. 24, 2016, the Treasury Department issued a specific license to Bank Muscat to authorize the conversion of Iran rials to euros through ‘any United States depository institution …,’” the draft report said. “Even after the specific license was issued, U.S. government officials maintained in congressional testimony that Iran would not be granted access to the U.S. financial system.”

When the nations involved in the Iran nuclear agreement implemented the deal, Iran had $5.7 billion in assets at Bank Muscat in Muscat, Oman, maintained as Omani rials, according to the subcommittee. Iran wanted to access that money, and using the U.S. financial system to convert it “was the most efficient means, even though U.S. sanctions prohibited it,” according to the report.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/06/obama-administration-allegedly-gave-iran-access-to-us-financial-system.html
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>>258668
And the deal was built off of Obama's theory that after the Iran deal Iran would moderate.
If the hardliners have more power than ever, than the Iran deal failed. If there is no inspections and they're free to make nukes, why are the other signers still trading with them? Does it have to do with the Obama state department acting as a PR team for Iran telling other countries they could trade with Iran?
>Iran can still trade with them, so they are in a much better position than they were before - free of inspectors, free to make nukes, and free of the only sanctions that really matter to them.
You're talking out both sides of your mouth here. Are they in a stronger position because other countries are trading with them? Or do those other countries not matter, and only the US (and the sanctions it has) matter?
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>>258956
>If the hardliners have more power than ever
The hardliners have more power than ever BECAUSE Trump dunked the deal. The "failure" of diplomacy always empowers hardliners.
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>>258956
>And the deal was built off of Obama's theory that after the Iran deal Iran would moderate.
No, it was based on the idea that extremists without nuclear weapons are better than extremists with them.

True though, increased trade with such nations does tend to make them somewhat more moderate (eg. China), but it was a fifteen year long deal, automatically bringing the sanctions back at its end, if it wasn't renegotiated.

>Does it have to do with the Obama state department acting as a PR team for Iran telling other countries they could trade with Iran?
Because those other nations want to make money and the US was funding the inspection teams (which means we also basically lost an army of spies). ...And what Obama state department? In case you haven't noticed, it's Trump's now, and gutted to all hell, crippling our international intelligence operations, as Trump doesn't seem to understand those operate mostly out of embassies.

>You're talking out both sides of your mouth here. Are they in a stronger position because other countries are trading with them? Or do those other countries not matter, and only the US (and the sanctions it has) matter?
Unilateral sanctions from the US don't matter much, as the US was never a major trading partner for Iran - though it was about to become one with that Boeing deal. The EU, UAE, and China are basically raking it in, where they all would have been putting sanctions on them now, had Trump not violated the treaty, and Iran did. Before the deal, they'd all been running sanctions against them in an effort to push for said deal. Now, it's just the US. So yes, as a result of Trump's shitting on all that effort, Iran is in the most peachie position it could possibly hope to be in.
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>>258957
So when the Iranian MPs started burning American flags and shouting death to America in their government buildings, the day after Trump canceled the Iran deal, what are you saying happened? They got elected minutes after Trump cancelled the deal?
Its obvious they were all there the entire time.
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>>259037
They were there the whole time but now there's little to stop them from making nukes, that's the argument. Congrats, now instead of chimping out, they can chimp out while getting nuclear bombs.

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An Iowa high school student was killed three weeks after he was deported from the U.S. back to Mexico, the country he left when he was 3 years old.

The Des Moines Register reported Thursday that Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco was scheduled to graduate from high school last month but died just after being deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
His mother told the newspaper that Pacheco was once a recipient of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protected young people who were brought into the country illegally as children.
President Trump announced his administration was ending the program last year and Congress has been scrambling to come up with a solution for the so-called Dreamers, recipients of the DACA program.

His DACA renewal, however, had not come through on time, according to his mother.
“Based on his criminal convictions, his DACA status was terminated making him amenable to deportation,” ICE spokesperson Shawn Neudauer said in a statement to The Hill.
Neudauer said Pacheco requested to be voluntarily deported, which would have allowed him to return legally with a visa or for another allowed visit.
Pacheco, 19, was deported back to Zacatecas, Mexico, on April 24 at the border in Laredo, Texas under an ICE escort.
Pacheco’s throat was slit, the Des Moines Register reported.

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/391275-iowa-student-killed-after-being-deported-to-mexico
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>>258998
Fuck shit and sheiiiiiiit. Drugs am I right?
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>>258166
Classy r/the_donald disinfo fam
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Sucks to be from a country that sucks
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>>258998
Yeah, everywhere should be a shithole.
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>>258166
This.

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Historic corporate tax cuts severely threaten Louisiana's budget, threatening to force the state to scrap SNAP altogether. Roughly half of food stamp recipients in Louisiana are children.

Louisiana officials say the state would be forced to stop giving out food stamps in January under the budget passed by the Louisiana Legislature and signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards this week, unless state lawmakers agree to renew taxes later this month.

About 860,000 Louisiana residents -- or 19 percent of the state's population -- use the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, better known as food stamps, to help pay for groceries. The state says 64 percent of those people are elderly, disabled or children. At least 27 percent of those people have "earned income" -- or jobs.

"Unless they change this in the next week or two, I have to start working to shut down this program," said Marketa Walters, secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services, in an interview Friday (June 9). "No other state in the union has done this before."

State lawmakers and Edwards approved a budget this week that would avoid these and other budget cuts, but the Louisiana Legislature failed to pass the taxes needed to fully fund that plan. As a result, the current spending plan that will go into effect after July 1 includes steep reductions to several state agencies.

The Department of Children and Family Services would absorb a $33.6 million reduction in funding cut over the next year, according to budget documents provided by the Louisiana House of Representatives. State funding for the agency was $192.7 million overall in the current fiscal cycle.

https://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/louisiana_budget_cuts_threaten.html
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>>259169
is abortion legal in louisiana?
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>>259200
Abstaining from Sex certainly is.
As is many types of birth control
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>>259174
Calm down schlomo, you seem a bit upset
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>>259200
Abortion is legal everywhere. Worst limits states have may be first trimester limits and I think those are being challenged.
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>>259200
Barely, I think there's only three places you can have it done in the whole state, though I think the law that creates that situation is under challenge.

Focus reported yesterday that due to a new law in the german army many cant finish their basic training at the g36.

The new law makes shooting practice in a shooting range only possible if the soldiers wear a ceramics vest. Because of a huge shortage this makes many new "soldiers" not being trained at their weapons.

The shortage is that severe that only a couple of hundreds of soldiers are equipped with this. It was originally planned to give these vests to all basic infantry atleast.

This is a long and ongoing series of equipment shortages in the german army that even pilots lost their license because they couldnt make training flights.

https://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/immer-neue-berichte-ueber-mangel-keine-westen-uebrig-bundeswehr-soldaten-koennen-nicht-mal-mehr-schiessuebungen-absolvieren_id_8992545.html
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>>255215
You too stupid to understand that they didnt Mass buy them. Only a little more Than 100 of these even exist. Female Minister of defence probably just wanted shooting Range more save Despite it being totally stupid law
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>>254935
but that's wrong the pistol shooting is the problem
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>>255557
if this is the average german army idiot...lets invade them!!!
>>255115
this. /thread
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>>254935
Why would you be required to wear a ceramic vest at a target range? Do the targets fire back?
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>>254935
They couldn't, like, keep a dozen vests on the shooting range itself?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-says-summit-with-north-koreas-kim-better-than-anybody-expected-idUSKBN1J72PM
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday had gone “better than anybody could have expected”, and they would sign a document following talks on ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.Kim stood silently alongside Trump as he spoke to media during a post-lunch stroll through the gardens of the Singapore hotel where the summit was held, but the North Korean leader had earlier described their meeting as a “a good prelude to peace”.

Both men walked to Trump’s limousine and looked in at the rear seat, with Trump apparently showing Kim something inside. They then resumed their walk.

“A lot of progress - really very positive. I think better than anybody could have expected. Top of the line, very good. We’re going now for a signing,” Trump told journalists, without giving details on what would be signed.

Should they succeed in making a diplomatic breakthrough, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, like the visit of former U.S. President Richard Nixon to China in 1972 led to the transformation of China.
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>>259216
I don't like Fox News.
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>>259216
>Implying we give a shit about fox news

Just where do you think we got the term "Cuckservative" ?
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>>259218
>>259231
Not sure which one of you brought up Obama, but why would you bring up Obama? It reminded me of the video, Fox viewer or not.
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Congratulations to Trump on making this work out.

If he succeeds at this he can fuck up America domestically as much as he wants and his term will still have been a net win.
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>>259214
>All Obama could do is get a deal with Iran, which was supposed to moderate the country
It was supposed to prevent them from developing nuclear weapons, which it did.

Otherwise, Trump would be negotiating for peace with two fresh hostile nuclear powers, instead of just the one. (Though now that he's violated the treaty, that's probably coming up next.)

I don't think anyone expected it to "moderate the country". Certainly not in the three of fifteen years it lived, if ever, though I suppose that method has worked before, if never that quickly.

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California bans any state-funded travel to Oklahoma

California attorney general announces ban in response to policy adopted in Oklahoma

California is banning state-funded travel to Oklahoma because of policies it considers discriminatory toward LGBTQIA+ people.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the ban Friday in response to a policy adopted in Oklahoma last month that allows private adoption and foster agencies to deny placements based on religious or moral grounds.

Opponents say it's designed to discriminate against same-sex couples or LGBTQIA+ parents. Oklahoma's Catholic bishops support the law.

Becerra's decision is based on a 2017 California law that bans state-funded or state-sponsored travel to states that authorize discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

California already bars official travel to Texas, Alabama, South Dakota, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Texas.

http://www.kcra.com/article/california-bans-state-funded-travel-to-oklahoma/21054954
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>>257072
That'd be implying Equal Protection doesn't apply to businesses, which just isn't the case, or employment and property discrimination wouldn't be a problem. Circuit courts have declared that it even applies even to individual private sales, but as far as I can tell, there's been no SCOTUS landmark regarding that, but there's been several regarding it falling under Title VII and other anti-discrimination policy.

I *think* he's inisting that there's been no Constitutional challenge, but given that all those laws rest on Equal Protection, seems kinda moot, even if that were the case, which I don't think it is. Private citizens cannot violate one another's Equal Protection anymore than they can violate one another's Freedom of Speech.
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>>257068
I am saying that IF the Civil Rights Acts were revoked, then you could put up a "no niggers allowed" sign and the 14th Amendment would do nothing for you.

>>257086
>That'd be implying Equal Protection doesn't apply to businesses, which just isn't the case, or employment and property discrimination wouldn't be a problem.
Employment and property discrimination claims exist because the Civil Rights Acts expressly authorized such claims. If you have circuit court precedent applying the 14th Amendment to overturn private discrimination without reference to an Act of Congress, cite it.

>Private citizens cannot violate one another's Equal Protection anymore than they can violate one another's Freedom of Speech.
You're correct, but not in the way you think: I can do everything in my power to restrict your freedom of speech, and your First Amendment rights will not have been violated because the First Amendment only protects you from the state.
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>>257014
The constitution does not directly affect the private sector, it only defines and limits government's power and actions. However, the legislation you are referring to does rest on the definition of equal protection which evolves with landmark court cases over time. In that sense, yes, the constitution prohibits private sector discrimination, but does not do so directly. Similarly, there are certain situations where freedom of speech can be enforced in the private sector, such as in certain employer/employee conflicts, and when this occurs, it is done by the court's interpretation of that amendment.

The case you're referring to relies on the 1866 Civil Rights legislation for its power. That does mean, however, you'd have to overwrite nearly 200 years of law and precedent to regain the ability to put up signs that say "We don't serve niggers" -- though you'd only have to overrule a single 1998 decision to allow signs that read, "We don't serve faggots."

Wouldn't be the first time, however. SCOTUS undid near 200 years of precedent in 2008/2010 when they extended the 2nd amendment through the 14th, and negated the individual state's ability to regulate firearms to the same degree federal government is banned from doing so, wherein previously that was strictly a restriction placed on the federal government.

Still, in regards to the cake, it is indeed federally illegal for businesses to violate equal protection of customers, which is why that law was overturned, based on civil rights legislation, and the constitutional definition of equal protection upon which it relies.
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>>256308
The freedom to discriminate is a fundamental human right without which personal choices cannot be made. If you remove the ability to discriminate from a person, you also remove personal agency.
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>>259220
You can still choose between chocolate and vanilla, you just can't choose not to sell to chocolate.

Many Republican lawmakers are nervous about the Trump administration's attempt to gut protections for Americans with preexisting conditions who suffer lapses in insurance. But Trump's Justice Department has asked the court to keep pre-existing protections in place through 2018 — conveniently after the midterms, so voters may not fully recognize on Election Day what Republicans have in store for them.

The Trump administration is stepping up its war on the Affordable Care Act through a new legal gambit: refusing to defend the law in court. But the move could wind up being a political gift to Democrats in the 2018 mid-term elections, as it targets one of Obamacare’s single most popular provisions.

Under Obamacare, health insurers are barred from denying coverage to people who have pre-existing conditions or charging sick people higher premiums. Trump’s Justice Department argues that the specific provision is unconstitutional after last year’s repeal of tax penalties on people who don’t carry health insurance.

Those penalties, part of Obamacare’s so-called “individual mandate,” are meant to prevent something called a “death spiral,” wherein healthy people only buy insurance once they have a costly medical need and ditch it at other times. The theory goes that would hike prices to an unsustainable degree across the individual health insurance market.

The fines on people who don’t have insurance will be gone starting next year. And now, the Justice Department is asserting that the entire concept of the individual mandate is unconstitutional (the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the mandate and penalties in a landmark 2012 case).

And if that’s unconstitutional, the “ban on insurers denying coverage and charging higher rates to people with pre-existing health conditions” should also be struck down, the DOJ argues.

http://fortune.com/2018/06/11/trump-obamacare-preexisting-conditions/
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It’s a convoluted legal issue. The Trump administration hopes that the nation’s courts will ultimately dismantle these Obamacare tenets. It’s pushing that process along by refusing to defend the law from state challenges in court, as the federal government would normally be expected to do.

But it could prove a political land mine (and boon to Democrats) going into the 2018 mid-term elections, if polling and recent campaigns are any indication.

Obamacare’s popularity actually reached an all-time high in March, according to a poll by the nonpartisan health care nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), with 54% holding a favorable view of the law. And that’s the entire law; protections barring discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions have been overwhelmingly popular parts of the ACA from the get-go.

KFF senior vice president for health reform Larry Levitt noted the political dangers of putting these provisions in the administration’s crosshairs, pointing out that it could be an easy talking point for Obamacare supporters.

What’s more, voters in recent special elections and primaries have consistently pegged health care as a top issue—if not the top issue—for them going into the midterm elections. It’s pretty much neck-and-neck with the economy, according to polls from KFF, HuffPost/YouGov, and others.

The Trump administration has taken a series of steps to undermine Obamacare, including a number of attempted repeals, cuts to public outreach efforts, the individual mandate repeal, administrative changes (such as abruptly cutting off insurer payments meant to lower low-income Americans’ out-of-pocket medical costs), and more stringent requirements on the Medicaid program for the poor. Health insurers have cited these moves as reasons for extravagant premium hikes already.

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>https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/6/11/17441858/obamacare-repeal-debate-lawsuit

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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>>259115
The employees need to work 30+ hours per week too
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>>259121
A lot of the major problems in this fat fuck country kinda are.
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>>259113
>Central planning by the government fails.

Absolutely the opposite of all the evidence we have on healthcare. The US pays more per capita in healthcare costs than any other country and still has consistently worse public health outcomes and longer wait times almost all other high-income countries, all of which have a government scheme that guarantees universal access to basic healthcare. The reasons are usually quite straight forward; government systems in other countries have lower overhead costs than private markets with myraid middle-men. And when you have an insurance pool that covers everyone, it has tremendous negotiating power since HCP, pharmaceuticals, med device companies either negotiate a contract with the government or forego almost all customers.
Even in the US, our single-payer system Medicare consistently ranks higher in satisfaction ratings than coverage under employers or private companies.
The problem isn't that it's impossible to pay for healthcare with taxes; it's that half the country is hell bent on destroying any government systems we design to provide for the general public. If you try and break something it might break.
If you need to resort to caracaturing all mixed economies as the USSR then you're not accepting reality.

>>259116
It's "forcing" you like it "forces" you to pay taxes. The government is the arbiter of private property, we can recognize redistributive systems as part of the social contract that determines where one's property begins and ends. To me, the important detail is that it ultimately serves human freedom. And money typically buys less opportunity with each additional dollar one has. So a safety net for basic needs like healthcare on a foundation of what is otherwise a market economy is most sensible and will continue to be until AI and automation render all human labor obsolete. And these programs are especially sensible when they're actually making healthcare more cost effective on the whole anyway.
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>>259132
If we fixed agriculture subsidies, taxed unhealthy food, required proprietor s to provide some nutritional data and educated people, then we could help fix that.

To me, the libertarian solution is for us to build the long-term costs of those bad decisions to society into the individual's choice with a tax.
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>>259065
We get it, bums are a problem, most people agree with some means-testing. But even without that there are worse things than a poor but otherwise competent person falling thru the cracks and getting medication. It's good to have a meritocratic society where children are afforded equitable opportunity for personal growth (within reason) regardless of the conditions of their birth. There are humanitarian and economic justifications.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/389526-audio-revealed-from-source-trump-claimed-doesnt-exist

>An audio recording of a conversation between reporters and a senior White House official released Saturday disproved President Trump's claims that a source quoted by The New York Times "doesn't exist."

>Trump lashed out at the Times on Twitter Saturday, saying the paper had used "phony sources" and quoted a member of his staff "who doesn’t exist." But audio released Saturday, and reports backed up by other news outlets, point out that the source does, in fact exist.

>Before the audio release, Trump was immediately called out by reporters for his false claims.

>Journalist Yashar Ali, who posted the audio to Twitter, identified the source as National Security Council official Matt Pottinger. In the clip, deputy press secretary Raj Shah introduces Pottinger at an on-background meeting and asks reporters to refer to Pottinger as "a senior White House official."

>In a barrage of tweets Saturday morning, Trump attacked the article for suggesting disagreements within the administration on a diplomatic strategy for North Korea, and admonished The Times to use "real people not phony sources."

>Trump was referring to a Times article in which the paper reported that an official said it would be impossible to move forward with the cancelled June 12 summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un due to time constraints.

>Pottinger, the deputy assistant to the president for Asia, took questions on Trump's quick pivot on his plans for meeting with North Korea. The president told reporters on Friday that, despite his Thursday letter to Kim cancelling the historic summit, the June 12 meeting set for Singapore could still take place.
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>>254726
>>254727
Trump said that the New York Times and was using a staff official that didn't exist.
They stated that "Times article in which the paper reported that an official said it would be impossible to move forward with the cancelled June 12 summit"
I have listened to the audio transcript.
Matt Pottinger never said that it was impossible. He implied it would be difficult. “in 10 minutes, and it’s going to be — you know …”
A member of the Trump staff who said that moving forward the June 12th summit does not exist.
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>>255856
What percentage of Muslims were blocked from entering the country with the Muslim ban?
Syria. Population 23 million, Muslim population 21 million (90%)

Iraq. 38 millions, Muslim population 36 million (95%)

Yemen 25 millions, almost all Muslim.

Libya. Population a little more than 6 millions, Muslim population 6 millions (97% muslim)

Sudan. Population 40 million, Muslim population 39 million (97%)

Somalia. Population 12 million, almost all muslims (99.7%).

Total 138 Million Muslims. Global Muslim Population, 1.7 billion Muslims.

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>>255927
>Religion is a choice anyways
many would argue with this
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>>257509
Buttmad skywizard bootlicker spotted.
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>>254726
So the summit is happening.
I thought it was impossible?

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http://coralspringstalk.com/police-respond-to-threat-against-19571-19571

The fugly carpet muncher joins her fellow faggots David Hogg and (((Cameron Kasky))) in their attempt to not just stay relevant, but remain victims forever.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/50-million-american-households-cant-afford-basic-living-expenses-2018-05-18

>As income stagnates, millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet.

>Some 50.8 million households or 43% of households can’t afford a basic monthly budget for housing, food, transportation, child care, health care and a monthly smartphone bill, according to an analysis of U.S. government data released this month by the United Way Alice Project, a nonprofit based in Cedar Knolls, N.J. that aims to highlight the number of people who live in poverty.

>The project uses standardized measurements to calculate the “bare bones” household budget in each county in each state. It maintains that the federal poverty level — currently $25,100 for a family of four — doesn’t accurately illustrate the number of people living in poverty because it doesn’t take into account the dramatically different costs of living across the U.S.

>“For too long, the magnitude of financial instability in this country has been understated and obscured by misleading averages and outdated poverty calculations,” said John Franklin, chief executive of the United Way Alice Project. “It is morally unacceptable and economically unsustainable for our country to have so many hardworking families living paycheck to paycheck.”

>The project coined the term Alice to shed light on working families often overlooked by other economic measures. It stands for “asset low, income constrained, employed.” The project says Alice workers are the forgotten people: Child care workers, home health aides and retail workers in low-paying jobs and have difficulty saving money and are one paycheck away from the street.
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>>258806
You're so full of shit.
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>>258572
>Maybe they should fix the problem WITHOUT knowing what the problem is.
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>>258806
>r/thathappened
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>>258838
What if you dont have Facebook nor twitter? Are those two really necessary if you want a job?
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>>259096
There's actually a lot of jobs that think it's suspicious if you don't have a social media footprint. But even outside of that, some people just choose to communicate through facebook. It gets the job done as well as pretty much any other instant messaging service. If that's what your job chooses to use then that's what you need to use.

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>Kennedy, who lives in the small office at the center of the 10-acre Lincoln property in Brownsville, nightly chases away drug addicts, homeless people, prostitutes, vandals, bone burglars and Santeria worshippers who deposit offerings of slain chickens, fruit, candy, cigars and coins.


>“I got shot once. Guy pulled a gun on me when I told him to get out,” said Kennedy, rolling up his shorts to show a scar on his thigh. “I might pick up 18 chickens in one day. I’ve picked up a boar’s head, a dead monkey, dead rabbits, apples, a birthday cake. We got some serious voodoo and hocus pocus out here.”


At first glance, a tree branch appears to have fallen into the coffin. The lid has been pried off, leaving the contents roasting, naked, in the Miami sun.

“No, that’s a leg bone. See where the foot used to be?” said Arthur Kennedy, bending down to take a closer look at the smooth, brown, contoured tibia.

Kennedy would know. He’s not a forensic scientist but he is a cemetery caretaker — who lives in the middle of a cemetery — and he’s recently seen more bones than he cares to remember.

“Here’s his belt,” Kennedy said, pointing to a rotting black strap hanging off the side, a remnant of the dignity of the dead man when he was buried in his Sunday best.

He rests in peace no more. The one bone is all that’s left of the dearly departed. His remains were likely stolen by grave robbers who use human bones in religious ceremonies or sell them on the black market.

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>>257854
Wrong it is black people

>The offerings to orishas may very well come from Santeria followers, but who is collecting the bones? Santero priests do not use human bones in their ceremonies, but practitioners of Haitian vodou and an Afro-Cuban religion called Palo Mayombe perform rituals with bones, said anthropologist and author Mercedes Sandoval, professor emeritus at Miami Dade College.

>“Santeria has nothing to do with human bones but in Palo Mayombe and vodou they do work with human remains,” Sandoval said. “Palo Mayombe originated in a different part of Africa, in the Congo, and has its own priesthood and rules. They are looking for spiritual forces in the dead. They believe in making a pact with the dead. They used to buy skulls from places where they sold things for medical students.
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Protip: it isn't Mexicans.
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>>257784
Florida - leading innovators of low-life activity.
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>>257796
completely agree
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>>257824
I think Mom was the bottom bitch and kept Dad outta trouble hahaha so smart when you think of it.

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http://thehill.com/policy/technology/390113-top-republican-blasts-google-over-nazism-association

Less than one week before the California primary, Google listed “Nazism” as the ideology of the California Republican Party.

In the “knowledge panel” that provides easy access to information next to search results, Google listed “Nazism” as an “ideology” of the party. The word “Nazism” was hyperlinked to a secondary page that shows “Nazism” alongside other “ideologies” of California Republicans like “Conservatism,” "Market liberalism,” “Fiscal conservatism,” and “Green conservatism."

California voters have been casting their absentee ballots for weeks ahead of the next Tuesday’s statewide primary elections which will help determine the majority in the House of Representative and the potential next Governor of the world’s fifth largest economy.

But voters looking for information by searching “California Republicans” or “California Republican Party” were getting “Nazism” next to their search results until Google took the listing down Thursday after a query from VICE News.
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>>257046
this
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>>257060
>say both sides are to blame
>YOU'RE DEFENDING NAZIS???

Nice fallacy fallacy fallacy, libtard. I don't think you know how fallacious fallacies work.
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>>256298
Patrick little is not a Nazi. Being anti-zionist or even flat out anti-Jew does not make one a Nazi.
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>>256903
Yeah that's why the entire tech industry runs in California.
I know that Salt Lake City and Dallas are big too, but if you want any serious investment you need at least a PO box in the valley, else the VCs ignore you.
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>>257220
You forgot Seattle

>https://www.vox.com/world/2018/6/10/17445976/trump-trudeau-g7-communique

Just hours after leaving the G7 (Group of Seven) summit in Quebec on Saturday, President Trump abruptly retracted US support for a joint statement signed by every nation in the group and blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “meek and mild.”
Firing off tweets from aboard Air Force One, Trump said he was reversing the US position in response to Trudeau’s comments at a press conference at the end of the summit. Trudeau had pledged to impose tariffs on the US in response to Trump’s recent steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada.
“PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, ‘US Tariffs were kind of insulting’ and he ‘will not be pushed around,’” Trump tweeted. “Very dishonest & weak.”
Trump’s confrontational moves capped off two days of tense negotiations between the US and some of its most treasured allies at an annual meeting that is typically marked by near-consensus on issues like free trade.
Going into the summit it was unclear if Trump was in fact going to sign the customary joint statement in which the members of the G7, a club of some of the most powerful industrialized nations of the world, detail the policy positions and initiatives they agree on as the summit wraps.
A White House official has told the Washington Post prior to the meeting that Trump was contemplating not signing the statement to show that the US is perfectly happy to go its own way if the other members give it too much trouble during talks over issues like Trump’s controversial steel and aluminum tariffs.
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>>258733
>constantly chimp out in important economy themes
question is, as always: cui bono?
answer: robert mercer and his parasitic stock dealer assembly.
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>>258834
>xenophobic against fucking Canada
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>>258804
Kek, you expect Trump to fix the problems caused by his mates and family?
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>>258835
You mean the same north korea that accomplished its nuclear program to aquire ICBM's while trump was screaming not to? Now that north korea is no longer invadable due to nuclear MAD and proof that missile defenses can not stop their launches(test fires flying over japan) they are opening talks for peace to get the economic sanctions removed. Which WILL be removed because the world will see it as progress towards world peace instead of korea solidifying its power.

Wow, 4d chess by trump by letting kim get everything he wanted with NOTHING in return except convince every ally we have that a 5 year old is running the country. I need to buy his book!
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>>258960
>I need to buy his book!
kim jong un read his book, you'll be in good company



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