Daily News Thread 1/12

Caleb Ward
Caleb Ward

Shrinking EPA Workforce Has Already Reached Reagan-Era Levels

Retirements and departures from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have shrunk its workforce to levels not seen since the Reagan administration.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-11/shrinking-epa-workforce-has-already-reached-reagan-era-levels

A Pay-Raise Rant Goes Bad and Reveals Angst of American Workers

It’s been a long wait for wage breakout in tight labor market.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-12/where-s-mine-workers-wonder-if-trump-tax-cut-will-trickle-down

Donald Trump's 'racist slur' provokes outrage

US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage after he was reported to have used crude language to describe foreign countries in an Oval Office meeting.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42664173

'Reprehensible & racist': African states respond to Trump’s alleged 'shithole countries' comment

African governments have slammed Trump’s alleged remark about “s***thole countries,” said to be targeting the continent. Local media also jumped in, with one outlet suggesting parallels between the White House and the KKK.
https://www.rt.com/news/415727-africa-responds-trump-comment/

Merkel's Bid to End German Gridlock Hangs on Key SPD Vote

Chancellor Angela Merkel reached a preliminary accord with the Social Democrats to end Germany’s political gridlock, moving closer to a fourth term and defying domestic critics who say her time is running out.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-12/merkel-spd-are-said-to-reach-initial-deal-on-coalition-talks

Turkey warns citizens against travel to US due to "terrorist attacks" and "arbitrary arrests"

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry warned citizens to avoid travel to the U.S., citing the growing risk of terrorist attacks and other violence – a day after the State Department said the same about Turkey.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-12/turkey-responds-to-u-s-travel-warning-with-one-of-its-own

Donald Trump cancels February visit to UK

Donald Trump has cancelled a planned visit to the UK in February, where he had been expected to open a new $1bn (£738m) US embassy in London.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42657954

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to extend sanctions waiver - reports

US President Donald Trump will continue to suspend key sanctions on Iran, and so avoiding jeopardising the 2015 nuclear agreement, US officials say.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42657313

A woman's choice - sexual favours or lose her home

Across the US, sexual harassment at the hands of landlords, property managers and others in the housing industry can drive poor women and their children into homelessness. It is a problem badly understood and virtually unstudied.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42404270

Why Was A Baltimore Patient Discharged At A Bus Stop In Just A Gown?

A Baltimore hospital has started an investigation over why a distressed and confused patient was left at a bus stop at night in cold temperatures and wearing just a hospital gown.
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/11/577425406/why-was-a-baltimore-patient-discharged-at-a-bus-stop-in-just-a-gown

All urls found in this thread:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-11/shrinking-epa-workforce-has-already-reached-reagan-era-levels
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-12/where-s-mine-workers-wonder-if-trump-tax-cut-will-trickle-down
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42664173
https://www.rt.com/news/415727-africa-responds-trump-comment/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-12/merkel-spd-are-said-to-reach-initial-deal-on-coalition-talks
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-12/turkey-responds-to-u-s-travel-warning-with-one-of-its-own
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42657954
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42657313
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42404270
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/11/577425406/why-was-a-baltimore-patient-discharged-at-a-bus-stop-in-just-a-gown
https://thebaffler.com/latest/iran-semnani
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Ignoble-Prizes-No-surprises.-20180110-0032.html
https://theintercept.com/2018/01/12/the-same-democrats-who-denounce-trump-as-a-lawless-treasonous-authoritarian-just-voted-to-give-him-vast-warrantless-spying-powers/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/12/greece-strikes-cause-transport-chaos-healthcare-delays
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-12/report-trump-lawyer-brokered-130-000-payment-to-porn-star
http://www.tsumino.com/Book/Info/35305/tsubakigaoka-danchi-no-kanrinin-tsubakigaoka-housing-project-manager
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyongyang_University_of_Science_and_Technology
https://www.rt.com/usa/415774-trump-boost-usable-nuclear-weapons/
https://www.rt.com/usa/415764-afghanistan-troops-drones-surge/
https://www.rt.com/usa/415769-wapo-syrian-jihadi-supporter/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/10/historic-step-greek-pm-hails-change-to-limit-power-of-sharia-law
Brandon Barnes
Brandon Barnes

African governments have slammed Trump’s alleged remark about “s***thole countries,” said to be targeting the continent.

Wait, are they not shitholes? Is that why so many of them leave for other countries as "refugees"?

Isaiah Gutierrez
Isaiah Gutierrez

Merkel's Bid to End German Gridlock Hangs on Key SPD Vote
Please…Please SPD Dont do it dont support her…
Burn this rotten house down
Dont be Classcucked Porkie shills at least once…

Brody Cooper
Brody Cooper

OP/ED

Not a Revolution

For now, Iranians don’t seem to be telegraphing the need for or hunger to dismantle their government and rebuild it from the from the ground up.
https://thebaffler.com/latest/iran-semnani

Ignoble Prizes? No surprises.

It should surprise no one if, after Venezuela's Julio Borges, Russia's Alexei Navalny is selected for the 2018 EU Human Rights Prize.
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Ignoble-Prizes-No-surprises.-20180110-0032.html

The Same Democrats Who Denounce Donald Trump as a Lawless, Treasonous Authoritarian Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers

https://theintercept.com/2018/01/12/the-same-democrats-who-denounce-trump-as-a-lawless-treasonous-authoritarian-just-voted-to-give-him-vast-warrantless-spying-powers/

Jordan Ramirez
Jordan Ramirez

I mean plenty of African countries have decent living standarts and there's still heavy emigration.
SDP are liberals, they're gonna back her

Cooper Kelly
Cooper Kelly

Burger here. The shit with Trump calling other counties shitholes got me thinking.

I hate this fucking country and everything it stands for and want to move, but I'm just a low wage prole without a degree of any description. Am I just fucked?

Jose Taylor
Jose Taylor

Am I just fucked?
Yes. Welcome to Revolution. Also, it's not like there are places to run away to. Well, other than DPRK or Cuba.

Gavin Peterson
Gavin Peterson

Cuban rum fucking rules so move there imo.

Jack Gray
Jack Gray

The Same Democrats Who Denounce Donald Trump as a Lawless, Treasonous Authoritarian Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers
The only thing more disgusting then the fact that the """""left""""" in america is represented by controlled opposition that exist only to prop up the right wing, is having to argue with my fucking friends and family who are somehow convinced that democrats are rabid communist SJW cultural marxist radical ultra-leftists.

Austin Cooper
Austin Cooper

I doubt DPRK or Cuba accepts Americans.

Tyler Perez
Tyler Perez

Donald Trump's 'racist slur' provokes outrage
Donald Trump cancels February visit to UK

Trump is a pussy bitch.

He says garbage and then hides when confronted by it. What a goddamn coward.

Adrian Sanders
Adrian Sanders

Trump is a pussy bitch.
If you've known anything about him the past twenty years, this would be very obvious. Everything he does is posturing and projecting.

There is nothing left inside.

Lincoln Mitchell
Lincoln Mitchell

Today is the day of Trump's Mandatory Physical Exam at Walter Reed That He Brought Upon Himself by Acting Too Retarded

Press pool waiting outside. I don't know if this will also include his Psychiatric Evaluation as well, or if this is strictly physical at this point.

Pray for the proctologist who has to shove his gloved hand up Trump's old shit filled ass to search for his prostate like the arc of the covenant

Ayden Foster
Ayden Foster

Pray for the proctologist who has to shove his gloved hand up Trump's old shit filled ass to search for his prostate like the arc of the covenant

Colton Jenkins
Colton Jenkins

"Listen, ok, all my doctors love touching the my back and just feeling a room temperature clam, this media circus is fake and very, very, offensive! Disrespectful to office! Bad for growth, need cuts!"
send tweet

Landon Smith
Landon Smith

I don't know if this will also include his Psychiatric Evaluation as well

It doesn't, unfortunately.

John Green
John Green

Honestly this

I feel like as Americans it's even more surreal that Donald Trump is president because he has been a tabloid joke for decades and the apprentice was a fucking REALITY GAME SHOW RUN BY THE CURRENT PRESIDENT.

The only equivalent I can think of is if Mr.Bean became prime minister of the UK.

Leo Long
Leo Long

As someone who has lived in California the only thing that can come close is that one time we elected Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor, because it was the Bush years. And then later what happened, he impregnated his maid multiple times without his family's knowledge, leading to bastard children, which ended in divorce after his term was up.

I feel like as someone who has experienced sheer stupidity of the hype of electing a celebrity into office, it won't go well, Trump is probably fucking Alexis Texas with his dick no Viagra or cialis could ever fix.

There's going to be a scandal where America is shocked the president fucked Pornstar and PAWG Alexis Texas while he eats a burger at 6pm, but I'm not going to be. Because I've already lived something about as surreal.

Connor Garcia
Connor Garcia

Also I like how society has collectively forgot Arnold, as governor, had an affair with his maid which resulted in multiple pregnancies, because the son of a bitch was too dumb to use contraception, or it got him off.

Bill Clinton, Jeffery Epstein, they all are fucking sex devils

Arnold is a real American, fought for the rights of every man, never had sex

Jose Phillips
Jose Phillips

Across the US, sexual harassment at the hands of landlords, property managers and others in the housing industry can drive poor women and their children into homelessness.

If I were in their position and I had to get raped by someone in order to protect my daughter and my financial stability, I'd just go to prison and kill the person. who cares the world's going to shit anyways.

But besides that, this makes me want to vomit

Sebastian Ross
Sebastian Ross

we're not allowed to call things what they are, because that would offend. better to pretend things are good than to speak honestly about a problem and risk making people concerned enough to do something about it

Jack Martin
Jack Martin

we're not allowed
you are allowed but don't expect the world not to laugh at how stupid you are

Charles Powell
Charles Powell

you're stupid if you call a shithole a shithole

Jonathan Martinez
Jonathan Martinez

no. but you never contain your retardation in simple labels, you always pontificate - you wax on and on about "why they're shitholes" and that is when everyone laughs at your stupidity.

Eli Edwards
Eli Edwards

US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage after he was reported t
Anyone have that old counter-counter signal meme where its like an exchange between a Dad and his son and the Dad says "Son, he's a racist" and the MAGA-tard flips out?

Lincoln Wright
Lincoln Wright

you're stupid if you explain things

James Baker
James Baker

you are one retarded americuck

Julian Evans
Julian Evans

"Everything that I don't like (is not my explanation) is SJW"
"The emotional /pol/yps guide to online political discussion"

Jeremiah Cook
Jeremiah Cook

2353223
My mistake, friend. I just saw the "generic SJW" pictures stemming from a chain about calling african nations shitholes and an aside about "refugees".

Blake Anderson
Blake Anderson

I love how no liberal cares about all the horrific crimes America commits all around the world, but the moment Trump actually talks about foreigners in the same way that the US treats them it's a huge drama.

Wyatt Jenkins
Wyatt Jenkins

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/12/greece-strikes-cause-transport-chaos-healthcare-delays

strikes in greece over the right to strike

2353223
stop been offended when people call you stupid then
and don't pretend people stop you from saying anything retard

Jackson Martin
Jackson Martin

not a good thing to ban people like that honestly, concidering he sage'd his post so he wouldn't flood the thread
especially since this will grow his shitty opinion stronger

Connor Sanchez
Connor Sanchez

He was spamming the thread about how much Africa was a shit hole. It reached a point of post saturation where he needed a bit of a time out, to vent his frustrations elsewhere.

Jeremiah Russell
Jeremiah Russell

yes but so did i, by replying to him
consider unbanning him, mainly due to how (falsely) vindicated he'll feel now

Brayden Jackson
Brayden Jackson

Is the ban minimal or is it one of those 4 week bans? A 24 hour ban is best if you ask me

Cooper Phillips
Cooper Phillips

due to how (falsely) vindicated he'll feel now
Who cares lol

Ryan Richardson
Ryan Richardson

They need to be slapped down from time to time, preferably at random to let them know that board moderation won't let them try and hijack the board

I'm okay with the scatter debate but if 8/pol/ is allowed to ban people for criticizing white nationalism then I don't see why we can't have a forum just for leftist discussion. If they want to debate us there are a billion other venues where they can do that.

Brayden Rogers
Brayden Rogers

B-but think about his racist soul! Have mercy, you beast!

Thomas Kelly
Thomas Kelly

I am honestly sick of his hit and hide bullshit. Either put up or shut up.

Zachary Brown
Zachary Brown

close. Alexis Texas is probably too good for him.

Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film Star’s Silence

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn star to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-12/report-trump-lawyer-brokered-130-000-payment-to-porn-star

Austin Garcia
Austin Garcia

If I were in their position and I had to get raped by someone in order to protect my daughter and my financial stability, I'd just go to prison and kill the person.
nah
http://www.tsumino.com/Book/Info/35305/tsubakigaoka-danchi-no-kanrinin-tsubakigaoka-housing-project-manager

Ayden Ramirez
Ayden Ramirez

Trump's ban on North Koreans have ruined one joint university.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyongyang_University_of_Science_and_Technology
Due to a ban on Americans traveling to North Korea issued by the U.S. State Department in mid-July in 2017, the university had to start the fall semester without its dozens of American staffers in September, roughly 60 out of 130 foreigners in the university, including faculty members, staffers and family members, as none of them received special permission to stay.[9]

Sad!

Ian Lopez
Ian Lopez

Shrinking EPA Workforce Has Already Reached Reagan-Era Levels
Make America Desert Again
Merkel's Bid to End German Gridlock Hangs on Key SPD Vote
How many terms will Germans give this neolib?
>Turkey warns citizens against travel to US due to "terrorist attacks" and "arbitrary arrests”
top kek

Ryder Young
Ryder Young

Revolution in Greece when?

Brayden Rivera
Brayden Rivera

Trump to boost ‘usable’ nuclear weapons stockpile
The Trump administration is set to violate the nuclear non-proliferation treaty with Russia by building up its stockpile of so-called “low-yield” warheads, according to a leaked draft of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).

The new tactical weapon would violate the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty reached between Washington and Moscow in 1987. The Pentagon justifies the break by claiming Russia is already in violation because of its new ground-launched cruise missile, and that it would act as a deterrent should the increasingly tense situation created by NATO’s build-up of military forces on Russia’s western border boil over into an armed conflict.
https://www.rt.com/usa/415774-trump-boost-usable-nuclear-weapons/

Pentagon to send ‘1,000 new troops & drones’ to Afghanistan
The Pentagon intends to deploy an estimated 1,000 new combat advisers to Afghanistan as part of the Trump administration’s planned troop surge, according to reports.

As early as February, members of an Army security-force assistance brigade from Fort Benning, Georgia, will be sent to work as combat advisers to Afghan National Security Forces. Their deployment will bring the number of American personnel in the country to about 14,000.
https://www.rt.com/usa/415764-afghanistan-troops-drones-surge/

‘Very brave Syrian reporter’ in Washington Post tweet unmasked as jihadi propagandist
The Washington Post bureau chief in Beirut commended the courage of a battlefield reporter in Syria, despite being informed the man is in fact a radical Islamist. She has refused to take back her words.
https://www.rt.com/usa/415769-wapo-syrian-jihadi-supporter/

Nathan Williams
Nathan Williams

Trump has some pretty shit taste, tbh.

Nicholas Bailey
Nicholas Bailey

Nothing surprises me anymore

Austin Ortiz
Austin Ortiz

Redeem yourself by blowing up a federal building.

Oliver White
Oliver White

What's the deal with Trump and short sentences? For example: "Russia. Terrific country. I love the Haitians. The Haitians love me. CNN os just out to get me, folks. It's fake news. It's all fake news."

You can find room for like 5 Trump sentences in 1 average length sentence. Weird…

Cooper Collins
Cooper Collins

He had a stroke or something probably

Elijah Hernandez
Elijah Hernandez

EW-EW-EW! The Pamela Anderson lookalike pornstars from the 80s and 90s with their blonde hair and plastic tits!

Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee

Wouldn't that manifest in a stutter or something? I think he's just a smooth-brain by nature to be honest.

Benjamin Long
Benjamin Long

Alexis Texas
Didn't she quit back in 2014? When's the last time she dropped a new scene?

Charles Foster
Charles Foster

All the good porn stars have quit.

Josiah Lopez
Josiah Lopez

Greece's Muslim minority hails change to limit power of sharia law
Members of Greece’s Muslim minority have hailed new legislation that will enable citizens to sidestep sharia law in family disputes, but says the measure fails to go far enough in Europe’s only country where Islamic jurists still hold sway.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/10/historic-step-greek-pm-hails-change-to-limit-power-of-sharia-law

I had no idea there was a Muslim court system in Greece. It dates back to the days of the Ottoman Empire, apparently.

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