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    Today, 12:57 AM
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    Today, 12:39 AM
    As South Korea confirms another 144 cases during the day on Tuesday to bring the country-wide total to 977, the small East Asian nation has become home to the largest outbreak outside China. The country’s death toll also climbed to 11. The second-highest death toll outside the mainland after only Iran. On Tuesday, President Moon Jae-in traveled to Daegu, the city where more than half of the country’s cases have been detected, and pledged to avoid the draconian restrictions Chinese authorities implemented in Wuhan, and across Hubei. Though he also advised residents to stay indoors. His comments were accompanied by a warning from the South Korean government advising foreigners to put off travel to the country. However, Moon’s bold promises were somewhat blunted by the fact that the government has implemented a containment policy on Daegu, North Gyeongsang Province, according to a party official cited by Yonhap. Other reports claimed South Korea is in the process of drafting a supplemental budget, while Moon has declared Daegu a “special disaster zone.” As Daegu sinks into isolation, Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines announced they would suspend domestic flights to the city until next month. A Singaporean government minister warned that the city-state could impose sweeping travel restrictions targeting South Korea if the outbreak gets worse. Korean Air also said it’s working with government health authorities to prevent the spread of the virus after a crew member fell sick.
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    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    A forensic pathologist who gave critical testimony during the criminal case of Hollywood sex pervert Harvey Weinstein was hit by a car in recent days, LawandCrime.com has discovered. Dr. Barbara Ziv is currently in the hospital following the attack with no other details about the situation currently known. She talked about “rape myths” during her testimony at the trial on behalf of the prosecution, blowing many holes through Weinstein’s defense “Many individuals who are sexually assaulted will tell somebody: a friend. Not everybody, but many,” Ziv testified at the trial in January. “Very few people then will report to a doctor or a counselor or a spiritual advisor, and then the next level is to law enforcement — and even fewer report to law enforcement.” “As devastating as sexual assault is, most individuals think, ‘Ok, I can put it behind me. I can move on with my life. I don’t want it to get worse. I don’t want this person who sexually assaulted me to ruin my friendships or put my job in jeopardy. I am just going to put it in a box and forget what happened. I don’t want it to get worse,’” Ziv said while appearing in court. “But they can’t.” “Sometimes women will have subsequent contact with the perpetrator because they can’t really believe that this happened to them,” she added. “They’re hoping that this is just an aberration. You hear that all the time.” Ziv claimed during the trial that it is a myth that “one can determine whether somebody has been raped by their behavior.”
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    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found that pedophiles in the British government were allowed to prey on children for decades, and political institutions turned a blind eye to the systemic abuse. The inquiry was commissioned to determine whether or not Westminster “turned a blind eye” to the abuse, and the inquiry ultimately came to the conclusion that safeguards “failed significantly” in preventing the pedophilia from occurring and being properly investigated. “It is clear that there have been significant failures by Westminster institutions in their dealing with, and confrontation of, allegations of child sexual abuse,” wrote the authors of the report. “This has included not recognizing it, turning a blind eye to it, actively shielding and protecting perpetrators, and covering up allegations of child sexual abuse.” More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/scandal-inquiry-finds-pedophiles-in-the-uk-government-were-allowed-to-abuse-children-for-decades/
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    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    International banks are suspending credit lines for some independent oil refiners worried about the growing risk of defaults across industries because of the coronavirus epidemic, Reuters reports, citing industry sources. According to the sources, at least three private refiners, or teapots, have had credit lines to the tune of $600 million suspended by banks including French Natixis, Dutch ING, and Singapore DBS Group Holdings. “All our applications for new open-account credits are frozen ... these clean credits are pivotal as we buy 6 to 8 million barrels of oil each month,” one source told Reuters. Refiners, both private and state, have already reduced their run rates in response to the slump in fuel demand resulting from the outbreak, and now they have deepened these cuts, Bloomberg reported last week. The average as of last Thursday was about 10 million bpd, down by 25 percent on the same time last year, when the average run rates were at a record high of close to 13 million bpd. Analysts expect the low run rates to continue at least until the end of this month, but if it spills into March, some refiners - notably independent refiners - will start experiencing a lack of storage space, too, after earlier this month they took advantage of low prices to stock up on crude.
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    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    International banks are suspending credit lines for some independent oil refiners worried about the growing risk of defaults across industries because of the coronavirus epidemic, Reuters reports, citing industry sources. According to the sources, at least three private refiners, or teapots, have had credit lines to the tune of $600 million suspended by banks including French Natixis, Dutch ING, and Singapore DBS Group Holdings. “All our applications for new open-account credits are frozen ... these clean credits are pivotal as we buy 6 to 8 million barrels of oil each month,” one source told Reuters. Refiners, both private and state, have already reduced their run rates in response to the slump in fuel demand resulting from the outbreak, and now they have deepened these cuts, Bloomberg reported last week. The average as of last Thursday was about 10 million bpd, down by 25 percent on the same time last year, when the average run rates were at a record high of close to 13 million bpd. Analysts expect the low run rates to continue at least until the end of this month, but if it spills into March, some refiners - notably independent refiners - will start experiencing a lack of storage space, too, after earlier this month they took advantage of low prices to stock up on crude.
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    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    Which was the entire point of the thread. This thread is to keep the anarchists from claiming that those who support border security and immigration controls don't belong on the site or in the movement.
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    No, that's why I said "probably".
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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    They have wrapped their entire party around a mind altering substance. I believe people have a right to do what they want about weed and I don't think all weed users are junkies but if that is the issue you wrap your party around to the point of naming it after it then that's what it sounds like to me.
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    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    The FBI and NYPD detectives raided the Manhattan headquarters of fashion executive Peter Nygard on Tuesday morning in connection with an ongoing sex-trafficking investigation, according to the New York Times, citing two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. The 78-year-old Nygard has been under investigation for at least five months by a joint child-exploitation task force overseen by the Manhattan US attorney's office. According to the report, at least four women have accused Nygard in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting them when they were 14 and 15. While the raid is the latest in an ongoing joint investigation, Nygard has racked up decades of sexual misconduct allegations culminating in lawsuits from nine women. That lawsuit was filed this month. On Sunday, The New York Times detailed how a fight with his wealthy neighbor led to the lawsuit, and also showed a pattern of complaints about sexual misconduct by Mr. Nygard stretching back 40 years. Nine women in Canada and California, mostly employees, have sued him or reported him to authorities alleging sexual harassment or assault since 1980. In addition, another nine former employees told The Times in interviews that he raped them, touched them inappropriately or proposed sex. -NYT The Times interviewed the 10 women - most of whom allege Nygard raped them during "pamper parties" in the Bahamas, his home since 1986. The parties, which mostly took place on Sundays at his lavish estate, featured young women who would receive 'pedicures, massages, Jet Ski rides and endless alcohol,' according to the report.
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    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Probably a bunch of junkies who will trade away their lives and liberty for a fix.
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    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    Mexico won’t have to pay for the wall, after all. US taxpayers won’t have to pick up the tab, either. The controversial barrier, rather, will cover its own cost just by closing the border to illegal immigrants who tend to go on the federal dole. That’s the finding of recent immigration studies showing the $18 billion wall President Trump plans to build along the southern border will pay for itself by curbing the importation of not only crime and drugs, but poverty. “The wall could pay for itself even if it only modestly reduced illegal crossings and drug smuggling,” Steven A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, told The Post. Federal data shows that a wall would work. A two-story corrugated metal fence in El Paso, Texas, first erected under the Bush administration has already curtailed illegal border crossings there by more than 89 percent over the five-year period during which it was built. Absent a wall, the Homeland Security Department forecasts an additional 1.7 million illegal crossings at the US-Mexico border over the next decade. If a wall stopped just 200,000 of those future crossings, Camarota says, it would pay for itself in fiscal savings from welfare, public education, refundable tax credits and other benefits currently given to low-income, illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America. If a wall stopped 50 percent of those expected crossings, he says, it would save American taxpayers a whopping $64 billion — almost four times the wall’s cost — to say nothing of the additional billions in federal savings from reduced federal drug interdiction and border-security enforcement. Camarota explains that illegal border-crossers from Mexico and Central America — who account for more than 75 percent of the illegal immigrant population in the US — are overwhelmingly poor, uneducated and lack English language and other skills. In fact, the average Latino illegal immigrant has less than a 10th-grade education. That means if they work, they tend to make low wages; and as a result pay relatively little in taxes while using public services. And if they have children while in the US, they more often than not receive welfare benefits on behalf of those US-born children, who have the same welfare eligibility as any other citizen. “A large share of the welfare used by immigrant households is received on behalf of their US-born children,” Camarota said. “This is especially true of households headed by illegal immigrants.”
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    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    Mexico won’t have to pay for the wall, after all. US taxpayers won’t have to pick up the tab, either. The controversial barrier, rather, will cover its own cost just by closing the border to illegal immigrants who tend to go on the federal dole. That’s the finding of recent immigration studies showing the $18 billion wall President Trump plans to build along the southern border will pay for itself by curbing the importation of not only crime and drugs, but poverty. “The wall could pay for itself even if it only modestly reduced illegal crossings and drug smuggling,” Steven A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, told The Post. Federal data shows that a wall would work. A two-story corrugated metal fence in El Paso, Texas, first erected under the Bush administration has already curtailed illegal border crossings there by more than 89 percent over the five-year period during which it was built. Absent a wall, the Homeland Security Department forecasts an additional 1.7 million illegal crossings at the US-Mexico border over the next decade. If a wall stopped just 200,000 of those future crossings, Camarota says, it would pay for itself in fiscal savings from welfare, public education, refundable tax credits and other benefits currently given to low-income, illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America. If a wall stopped 50 percent of those expected crossings, he says, it would save American taxpayers a whopping $64 billion — almost four times the wall’s cost — to say nothing of the additional billions in federal savings from reduced federal drug interdiction and border-security enforcement. Camarota explains that illegal border-crossers from Mexico and Central America — who account for more than 75 percent of the illegal immigrant population in the US — are overwhelmingly poor, uneducated and lack English language and other skills. In fact, the average Latino illegal immigrant has less than a 10th-grade education. That means if they work, they tend to make low wages; and as a result pay relatively little in taxes while using public services. And if they have children while in the US, they more often than not receive welfare benefits on behalf of those US-born children, who have the same welfare eligibility as any other citizen. “A large share of the welfare used by immigrant households is received on behalf of their US-born children,” Camarota said. “This is especially true of households headed by illegal immigrants.”
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    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    I think his "concern" was just an excuse to sexualize children.
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    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    AFP or CP, I'd have to do a close comparison to say which.
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    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    Senior advisor for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign criticized Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday over past comments regarding children’s genitalia. Tim O’Brien spoke on CNN’s “New Day” about Sanders, who is currently leading the pack in the presidential race. CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota asked O’Brien how Bloomberg’s campaign can avoid being the target among other Democratic candidates, noting that the former mayor plans to challenge Sanders at Tuesday’s debate. O’Brien then began to describe what he sees as the “loony side of Bernie,” pointing out an essay written by the Vermont senator in the 1970s about children going around naked and being “liable to see each others sexual organs.” “We have a candidate who has risen in the polls because of this track record,” O’Brien said about Sanders. “Bernie has loopy stuff in his background, saying women get cancer from having too many orgasms or toddlers should run around naked and touch each other’s genitals to insulate themselves from porn?” “What?!” replied Camerota, appearing shocked at the comments. Sanders’ 1970s essay spoke about the pornography business and how the economy “makes its money by playing on people’s sexual frustrations.”
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    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    Then my preference wouldn't be just most of the time. I'd have to look closely at some of the 3rd parties.
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    On a time basis I would say Republican, most of the 3rd parties are too small to be relevant so far and the LP has collapsed into a sockpuppet for the Demoncrats.
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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    Coronavirus spreads in the Middle East as 5 new countries report cases
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    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    Where's the poll?
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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    GOD is not asleep, he limits the devil when he needs to and he chooses rulers when he needs them to make his plans work. The devil is a liar and his words should be taken with a grain of salt.
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    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    A helmet ban doesn't invite criminals to come and give the church members concussions. A store is a source of money and valuables and advertising a policy of no guns is an invitation to criminals.
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    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    Very possible. But the media silence would be the point of such an FF and it is working.
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    In a 4 to 1 decision, the Alberta Court of Appeal became the first to declare the federal carbon tax unconstitutional. The main reasoning behind the decision is that the carbon tax is an overstep by the federal government. In the 269-page decision, Justices Catherine Fraser, Jack Watson and Elizabeth Hughes said, in part: "The division of powers remains key to our federal state. It is part of the fabric of Canada itself. The federal and provincial governments are co-equals, each level of government being supreme within its sphere. The federal government is not the parent; and the provincial governments are not its children." They go on to call the act "a constitutional Trojan horse," as it would set a precedent, allowing the federal government to impose almost any law it wished on Canadians. Premier Jason Kenney said the carbon tax is now illegal and called the decision "a great victory for Alberta." "We disagree with Ottawa that a one-size-fits-all consumer tax that punishes families for heating their homes or driving to work is the best way to reduce emissions. We categorically reject that," Kenney said. "We agree with the need to reduce emissions across our economy and our energy sector, but we must be allowed to do it our own way. We will not tolerate Ottawa deciding the future of Alberta's economy." Last year, courts in Ontario and Saskatchewan ruled the carbon tax does obey the constitution. The Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case in March. Albertans have been paying the federal carbon tax since Jan. 1, but Kenney expects that should end immediately. "We expect the government of Canada to comply with the order of the court today, and to remove the federal carbon tax on Albertans."
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