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Reports exist stating that there is no sharknado currently occurring. There is no need for public panic. Again, there is no sharknado. Please ignore anyone who says a sharknado is happening. It is totally not.

Sources saying that there is a sharknado:
Looks like Macron will win it then.
I hope not. Marine is /our girl/.

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Four services facing elimination under proposed cuts could be maintained at the cost of President's visits to private Florida resort over four years, figures show

Donald Trump could reverse his recently announced cuts to arts, poor and elderly services if he cut his trips to Mar-a-Lago and lived permanently in White House instead, figures indicate.

Calculations show four programmes that face elimination - which tackle homelessness, unemployment among over-55s, participation in the arts and helping the poor access higher education - could be maintained at the cost of the President’s trips to his private Florida resort over the course of four years.

The services amount to a total of $597 million — just less than the $600 million security arrangements for the Mr Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits are estimated to cost the taxpayer over the course of his term.

The National Endowment for the Arts, which encourages participation in the arts ($152 million), the US Interagency Council on Homelessness ($4 million), an independent agency coordinating the federal government's efforts to reduce homelessness, the Senior Community Service Employment Program ($434 million), which has helped more than one million people 55 and older find jobs and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ($11 million), providing scholarships and fellowships in social sciences and humanities, are all facing the axe in Mr Trump's budget.

This amounts to a total of $597 million (£483 million). According to CBS News, the President spent every weekend of his first 33 days in office at the Palm Beach estate - for which security is estimated to have cost $10 million (£8.1 million).

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>Social unrest hasn't been this shit since the 60s,
Cite your sources honey.
So Trump?
Wow. History lesson please? Explain who exactly is to blame for the shit we are in? There has been endless piece of shit Democrats and Republicans running this hell hole for long enough. I'm tired of the corporate welfare state. We need to quit giving hand outs to wall street. The rich have it good enough. They don't need more freebies. He should have a spending limit. I don't want to pay for it.
>The entire government is like the DMV

>Democrats vote for higher taxes
>Democrats surprised when taxes used for stupid shit

Maybe if there wasn't as much of that tax money it wouldn't get spent willy nilly. Golly geewillikers doesn't that tickle your thinkers?


>Pope Francis has drawn a rebuke from the American Jewish Committee after he likened European refugee centers to "concentration camps."

>The Pope was speaking to migrants at the Basilica of St. Bartholomew on Saturday about a man he met at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year.

>"I don't know if he was able to get out of that concentration camp, because the refugee camps -- many -- are concentration (camps), because they are so crowded with people," the Pope said in Italian.

>The AJC issued a statement asking the pontiff to reconsider his "regrettable" choice of words.

>"The conditions in which migrants are currently living in some European countries may well be difficult, and deserve still greater international attention, but concentration camps they certainly are not," said AJC CEO David Harris.

>"The Nazis and their allies erected and used concentration camps for slave labor and the extermination of millions of people during World War II," he said.

>"There is no comparison to the magnitude of that tragedy."

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If calling islamofacisits what they are will entice them commit murder, then it is them who are at fault, not those who call them what they are. You should never wear kid gloves with evil, they deserve to know what the world thinks of them

And let the secular governments do that and have their embassies bombed instead. Meanwhile the Christians are left alone.
>why doesn't he give them some of the gold the vatican is filled with

Fuck off commie.
He's right whites are far too evil and oppressive, they'll just have to go back where they came from I'm afraid.
That isn't what communism is you dolt.


>California's smoggy reputation appears to be deserved: Six of the USA's 10 cities with the worst air pollution are in the Golden State, according to a new report.

>Bakersfield, Calif., again holds the dubious distinction of having the USA's most days of highly polluted air, based on data from 2013-2015, the American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report released Wednesday found.

>In addition to the worst spikes of short-term pollution — led by Bakersfield — the report also lists the cities with the worst overall year-round pollution — led by Visala/Hanford, Calif.— and the worst ozone pollution, led by the Los Angeles/Long Beach area.

>California's soaring population and topography allow air pollution to overcome the state's strict environmental laws, said Paul Billings of the American Lung Association. The boom in people brings with it an increase in cars and trucks on the roads, and many of those people live in valley and basins, right where pollution tends to settle.

>Nearly year-round sunny skies also don't help: Those picture-perfect days are a major factor in high levels of ozone pollution, he added.

>The state would be far worse off without its strict laws on tailpipe pollution and eliminating coal-fired power plants. "They've done more than any other state to counteract air pollution," Billings said.

>Overall, the report is a mixture of good and bad news: While year-round pollution has improved, short-term spikes of intensely polluted air have increased.

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>>to the best of our limited knowledge
This is not them saying they have no idea of what they are doing and are just covering their asses. It is them saying they are not omniscient and even though they have made their determinations to the best of their ability there still may be something that comes up latter and changes their view of the situation. They are trying to be humble, but I guess it is a mistake to act in good faith around right-wingers.

>if you point out this out, the left will resort to violence against you
What the hell are you smoking?
Honestly, I hate how the scientific community insists that the whole world follow their wishes. This is, as the OP pointed out, a city level problem. The problems that Cali faces are not the same ones that Montana or the Dakotas face, and vice versa.
You either follow science or you don't. There are no wishes, only data that shows an outcome, or not. Both California and Montana have the same problem scientifically.
There is an interview with Milton Friedman in his views of libertarianism. He said of a fact that even the Indians reported the territory of California to be smoggy, and back then there was no Industrial Revolution.
How in the hell would Milton Friedman know? You might as well ask Bozo the Clown for how much both of them know about climate science.

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Good luck, my Texan friends. And enjoy while you still can afford it
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Best part is gay sex would become illegal.
>He fell for the ruse
How predictable you are
Except you can't not menstruate, but you can not fap.
Sure, the nofap movement is the gayest thing there was since the discovery of anal lubricant, just stay off reddit.

Worth isn't related to necessity. Nice goal change.

The point is obviously not to enforce it. It's a political message.
Damn, [your race and gender] are thick.
Where can I order that book?
of course you can not menstruate, you just have to get pregananant.

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>Michael Garland Elliott, who died earlier this month at the age of 75, was no fan of US president Donald Trump.

>A keen follower of the news, Mr Elliott would regularly voice his disapproval of Trump, until ill-health left him unable to communicate.

>As he lay dying in his Oregon home, surrounded by friends and caregivers, he had one last phone call with he ex-wife Teresa Elliott. The pair had remained close friends after their divorce two decades ago - and Ms Elliott knew precisely what to say.

>As an obituary for Mr Elliott published in The Oregonian records: "Mike ran out of family long ago and is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliott. Though their marriage ran aground, their friendship only grew stronger and hers was the last voice Mike heard.

>"And the last thing she said to him was 'Donald Trump has been impeached.' Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded.

>“I knew it was his very, very last moments,” Ms Elliott told the New York Daily News. “I knew that would bring him comfort and it did. He then took his final breath.”

>Asked if she had any regrets about lying to Mr Elliott in his last moments, she replied: “Oh God no. If I could leave him with a happy piece of news then why wouldn’t I?

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>you're not a real american if you don't support this shitty right wing president
Right out of the ol' playbook
Extra salt is appreciated

> Using your last words to a dying loved one to talk about politics rather than saying you love them and will miss them

Gaslighting is when you use lies and misdirection to make someone think they're going insane and make them unhappy. The woman was using lies to make her husband happy, which is like reverse gaslighting.
Because politics is personal.


>President Donald Trump privately signed a bill on Thursday that allows states to withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood, a group frequently targeted by Republicans.

>The bill, which the usually camera-friendly President signed without any media present, reverses an Obama-era regulation that prohibited states from withholding money from facilities that perform abortions, arguing that many of these facilities also provide other family planning and medical services.

>The bulk of federal money Planned Parenthood receives, though, goes toward preventive health care, birth control, pregnancy tests and other women's health services. Federal law prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding abortions and Planned Parenthood says 3% of the services it provides are abortions.

>The signing comes weeks after Vice President Mike Pence, a social conservative who regularly touts his anti-abortion stances, cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate after two Republicans opposed the measure.

>"(Women's) worst fears are now coming true. We are facing the worst political attack on women's health in a generation as lawmakers have spent the past three months trading away women's health and rights at every turn," Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, said in a statement.

Ivanka Trump's influence

>The law once again raises questions about the power Ivanka Trump, the President's daughter and aide, actually wields inside the West Wing. The first daughter met with president of Planned Parenthood shortly after her father was inaugurated in an attempt to better understand the group that is regularly targeted by Republicans. She has also cultivated an image of a moderating force inside the White House.
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Good thing that they're not babies then, just zygotes and fetuses. Until it develops brain tissue, it is no more complex than a tumor.

Religious people are so fuckin retarded, it's amazing they survived for so long.
>Baby murder is everyone's business, cunt

ba·by - noun: A very young child, especially one newly or recently born.

zy·gote - noun: A diploid cell resulting from the fusion of two haploid gametes; a fertilized ovum.

mur·der - noun: The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.

hu·man be·ing - noun: A man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance.

Zygotes are not children or babies. This is why they are called Zygotes, not humans. Abortion is not illegal. Abortion is not murder. And it is none of your business if I want one. CUNT!
Many of the same arguments for American slavery can be used for abortion. Blacks aren't people, but rather defined as property in the south, while the north viewed them as people. They reached a compromise with a north that they were 3/5th of a person. Pro life believes that life begins at conception, while pro choice believes that life begins at birth. The compromise to this, is the first two trimesters, that abortion is legal. The argument that someone who is pro life should let people who are pro choice have an abortion, would be the same that someone who is anti slavery, should let those who support have slavery, own slaves.

>If you don't support slavery, don't own a slave :^)
you brought them in to the world, it's your responsibility to keep them alive.
How very neo-christian of you

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>U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.

>Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked to resign, according to a statement released Friday night by the Department of Health and Human Services. The statement said that “after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump administration,” Murthy “has been relieved of his duties.” Trent-Adams, a 24-year veteran of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and a former chief nurse officer of the Public Health Service, will fill the role for now, the statement said.

>In a post on Facebook, Murthy wrote that “for the grandson of a poor farmer from India to be asked by the President to look out for the health of an entire nation was a humbling and uniquely American story. I will always be grateful to our country for welcoming my immigrant family nearly 40 years ago and giving me this opportunity to serve.” His dismissal came on the eve of the March for Science, which drew thousands of demonstrators to the National Mall.

>A physician, Murthy, 39, is a longtime believer that gun violence is a public-health issue, a view that stalled his nomination in the Senate for more than a year and probably did not align him well with the current administration. He took office in December 2014, and in an interview with The Washington Post four months later, he did not back off those views.

>“The statements I've made in the past about gun violence being a public health issue, I stand by those comments because they're a fact,” he said then. “They're a fact that nearly every medical professional who's ever cared for a patient can attest to.”

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Yeah, every president cycles the last guys appointments out. Not news
Wasn't it the deputy to the surgeon general?
>“The statements I've made in the past about gun violence being a public health issue, I stand by those comments because they're a fact,” he said then. “They're a fact that nearly every medical professional who's ever cared for a patient can attest to.”

That seems silly. Like saying car crashes are a public health issue.
The deputy holds it temporarily until a new one is assigned. Then the deputy is replaced.
Car crashes are a public health issue though? Virtually anything that causes a person to go to the hospital can be considered a health issue, differing on severity. Same with drunk driving, cig smoking, hard drugs.

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Update: In interviews with E&E News and ScienceInsider, Bates has denied being the whistleblower the House Science Committee has cited in the past, although his accusations are very similar to those cited by the Committee chairman.

Original article follows

>he UK tabloid Mail on Sunday alleged a seemingly juicy (if unoriginal) climate science scandal. At its core, though, it’s not much more substantial than claiming the Apollo 11 astronauts failed to file some paperwork and pretending this casts doubt on the veracity of the Moon landing.

>The story’s author, David Rose, has published a great many sensational articles over the years, falsely claiming to present evidence undermining the threat of climate change or the human cause behind it. But this latest article is noteworthy in that it appears to reveal the supposed “whistleblower” who has been cited by the US House Science Committee in its ongoing clash with climate scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

>The committee’s Twitter account, as well as the account of Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-Texas), has gone hog-wild tweeting about the story. For example, the committee account tweeted, “@NOAA obstructed the committee's oversight at every turn. Now we know what they were hiding.”

>The research at the center of the supposed scandal was a 2015 paper published in Science by a group of NOAA researchers. The paper presented an update to NOAA’s global surface temperature record using newly updated land and ocean databases—each of which had previously been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The update resulted in slight changes to NOAA’s numbers for some recent years, which slightly increased the short-term rise since 1998 (the adjustment brought NOAA's record closer to other major datasets).

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maybe you nationalists should come up with a solution to global warming then
>all of which advocate Welfare and Regulations.
Oh no the twin bogeymen of rules and incentives how ever society progress if we a shackled by such things.
1) International competition to meet specific criteria of effeciency for electric engines, winner gets grant and but patent for tech is distributed to all competition attendees.

2) Green tech conference based on startups, like a world fair, to be held every three years

3) Litterally get out of the way for industry to evolve to green tech, deregulate for green tech and industry
You'll like this gal, I think.
Although that first suggestion sounds a bit like communism.


She gives out snowflake medals to liberals on twitter while fighting to end the stranglehold of vested interests on the energy market.
Hannibal's articles were the only reason to go there. It hasn't been a tech site for more than half a decade.


> At this week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his crazy ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.

>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg this week:
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>Basically, Zuckerberg's uses this roadmap to demonstrate Facebook's three-stage game plan in action: First, you take the time to develop a neat cutting-edge technology. Then you build a product based on it. Then you turn it into an ecosystem where developers and outside companies can use that technology to build their own businesses.

>When Zuckerberg first announced this plan last year, it was big on vision, but short on specifics.

>On Facebook's planet of 2026, the entire world has internet access — with many people likely getting it through Internet.org, Facebook's connectivity arm. Zuckerberg reiterated this week that the company is working on smart glasses that look like your normal everyday Warby Parkers. And underpinning all of this, Facebook is promising artificial intelligence good enough that we can talk to computers as easily as chatting with humans.

>A world without screens

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Has science gone too far?
They're betting that augmented reality will make people want glasses a lot more than they do now.
It won't
Wow, you're so smart anon, I'm glad you're here to give your incredible wisdom and share your clearly well educated and developed view of what the future may hold. Good thing this anon was here to solve this mystery with his prescient knowledge of all that will be, otherwise there might have been some legitimately good discussion here!

On topic, this looks equally terrifying and awesome. How long before glasses become implants? Before those implants become mandatory (or at least very common like circumcision) for health reasons? The future holds some definite strangeness in store.
>Before those implants become mandatory
There's no need. The human body already has enough unique patterns to keep tabs on everyone, Before long they probably be able to identity you be measuring your brainwaves at a distance.

I want augmented reality glasses buy I don't want to pay thousands.
I want them as a cheap peripheral, not an expensive alternative to phone.

>NEW YORK -- Scientists worldwide left their labs and took to the streets Saturday along with students and research advocates, pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science.

>The March for Science, coinciding with Earth Day, was set for more than 500 cities, anchored in Washington, D.C., and to be joined by dozens of nonpartisan scientific professional societies in a turnout intended to combine political and how-to science demonstrations.

>“When the first time in recorded history scientists have to get together to form a march in support of science, something serious is going on,” Rockefeller University’s Erich Jarvis told CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook, who is covering the march in Washington.
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If they wanted money, they'd be working in private industry.
Why should they their scam is working pretty well for themselves right now.

What do you expect when plebbit and /leftypol/ flood /news/ with Trump hit pieces then sit around for 30 until someone calls out its bullshit to pounce.
>4chan is an alt-right site. Always has been, always will.
This unironically will kill 4chan
Fuck off with this real life shit
Your saying if they found contradictory evidence and published it their grant money would dry up? Seems pretty dubious. Whats an example where this has happened.

>As North Korea threatens to unleash fury on the US, conspiracy theorists claim to have found 'evidence' that suggests Americans' fears should instead be focused closer to home.

>An alert has surfaced on the web describing an exercise called 'Operation Gotham Shield', which will conduct a simulation crisis by detonating a 10,000-ton nuclear bomb over the New York City/New Jersey area next week.

>Agencies involved in the exercise, which is said to be a routine drill, have noted that it will simulate 'a large scale terrorist attack' – but some believe it may turn into an actual disaster.
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I've been through a number of drills like this due to my work. Big public agency.

The scenarios have been: Terrorist attack morphs into chemical weapons on an urban environment, then, it ended with a 12kt atomic bomb going off in the port. Flue pandemics- which is the one that's most likely to happen.and lots of others. Big civil disturbances, and so on.

It goes like this: You're at your assigned seat in your "section" and a guy in a vest stands up to tell you what just happened. "Mmmkay. Just wanna let you know that ah, ah, ah, 12 kiloton nuclear bomb just went off on Route 70 over the Hobbytown" and then the fun begins. Four hours of smelling the guy from transportation across the table from you later, you try to grab something to eat off of the catering table. Now that I mention it- all the exercises did have a sort of Dr Strangelove quality, in that it was supposed to absolute pandemonium outside, and we're all chewing cheese Danishes and nodding along.

Yes- there was an air defense drill going that day. If you listen to the 9/11 tapes the first controller is getting a call of a hijacking and pauses to ask "Is this real world?" and a female in the background says "Cool!"

Someone has served. Yes.
There was a drill in the hospitals the night of the Paris terror attacks.
It actually helped dealing with the few hundred wounded since there were literally preparing for it.


I am literally just now hearing about this
>If you listen to the 9/11 tapes the first controller is getting a call of a hijacking and pauses to ask "Is this real world?" and a female in the background says "Cool!"
When your anti-terrorist drill is so boring real terrorism becomes fun.

So it turns out 3 major Greek TV channels had the opening scene of The Interview played as a "new shocking propaganda video from North Korea"
Hardly anyone has seen the film here, so I guess millions have been manipulated.
Can we anons do something about it?
They can't just show anything and turn it into news without validation of any level.
This belongs on /pol/, not /news/.
>Can we anons do something about it?
About Greek TV news being stupid/lazy?
Incurable I would imagine.

We could share the link to the actual NK propaganda video if you have it.
It sounds fun.

>Q Thanks a lot, Sean. Earlier today, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman said that China is increasingly frustrated with North Korea. And North Korea -- you may have seen it -- put out a simulated video over the past 24 hours which shows its missiles attacking and destroying an American city. What's the American -- White House reaction to that video, and also to the comments by China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson?

>MR. SPICER: Well, on the first part, this isn’t the first that North Korea has put out propaganda tools. And I don’t think we're going to comment on every time they're put out a piece of propaganda.

Alright, I wasn't sure, thanks, anon.



>North Korea detained an unidentified US citizen for unknown reasons as he was planning to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday morning.

>The detention was confirmed by Martina Aberg, deputy chief of mission at the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang. The embassy represents US interests in North Korea, since Washington and Pyongyang do not have direct diplomatic relations."He was prevented from getting on the flight out of Pyongyang," Aberg told CNN. "We don't comment further than this."

>The US State Department on Sunday said it was working on the case. "We are aware of reports that a US citizen was detained in North Korea," said a department official. "The protection of US citizens is one of the Department's highest priorities."

>The official said the US would work with the Swedish Embassy on the matter, but did not provide further comment.

>The detained American is a professor with the frequently-used Korean surname "Kim," according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.

>At least two other US citizens are known to be in North Korean custody.

>Otto Warmbier, 21, a student at the University of Virginia, was detained at Pyongyang airport on January 2 last year after visiting the country with a tour group. He has since been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a political sign from a hotel wall.

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Welp this seems like it'll be a lesson in common sense.
Why does Sweden have an embassy in North Korea?
Not to promote Ikea.

That sign guy is still stuck there? Damn.
>Why does Sweden have an embassy in North Korea?
Because the US wants to talk to NK but can't have an embassy there because they're technically still at war/hostile.

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