Daily News Thread 5/17

Chelsea Manning: Wikileaks source celebrates 'first steps of freedom'

US soldier Chelsea Manning is celebrating her freedom after being released from military prison.
bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39947602

Trump Said to Ask Comey to Drop FBI Investigation of Flynn

President Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey in February to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to a person who was given a copy of a memo Comey wrote following his Oval Office conversation with Trump.
bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-16/trump-said-to-ask-comey-to-drop-fbi-probe-of-flynn-s-russia-ties

9 injured, 2 arrested in anti-Erdogan protests at Turkish embassy in DC

Nine people were hurt, including one seriously, and two were arrested when a fight reportedly broke out between opposing groups of protesters outside the Turkish embassy in Washington, DC. The demonstration occurred as the Turkish president was in town.
rt.com/usa/388625-trump-erdogan-meeting-protest/

Trump-Russia row: Putin offers to release meeting record

Vladimir Putin has waded into the growing row surrounding US President Donald Trump and his links to Russia.
bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39948870

Chinese state media says U.S. should take some blame for cyber attack

Chinese state media on Wednesday criticized the United States for hindering efforts to stop global cyber threats in the wake of the WannaCry "ransomware" attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide in recent days.
reuters.com/article/us-cyber-attack-china-idUSKCN18D0G5

Puerto Rico starts biggest ever US bankruptcy process

The US territory of Puerto Rico has begun a historic bankruptcy proceeding. On Wednesday, a US federal judge will start to sort out the Caribbean Commonwealth's $123 billion debt in a San Juan court.
rt.com/business/388701-puerto-rico-historic-bankruptcy-process/

Today’s Labour voters ‘prefer Corbyn to Blair’ as socialist tightens grip on party

The Labour Party is now polling better under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership than it would have done under Tony Blair, a new survey has revealed.
rt.com/uk/388672-voters-prefer-corbyn-blair/

Pentagon building AI neural networks to hunt down Islamic State militants

The Pentagon is working with artificial intelligence to harness computers to autonomously hunt for Isis militants in Iraq and Syria.
ibtimes.co.uk/pentagon-building-ai-neural-networks-hunt-down-islamic-state-militants-1621915

Mom-and-Pop Joints Are Trouncing America's Big Restaurant Chains

Americans are rejecting the consistency of national restaurant chains after decades of dominance in favor of the authenticity of locally owned eateries, with their daily specials and Mom’s watercolors decorating the walls.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-16/mom-and-pop-joints-are-trouncing-america-s-big-restaurant-chains

Other urls found in this thread:

nakedcapitalism.com/2017/05/hayek-neoclassicals-meet-information-theory-fail.html
rt.com/op-edge/388695-gulen-washington-turkey-us/
counterpunch.org/2017/05/17/chasing-red-squirrels-in-dc/
rt.com/news/388612-bonnet-nato-france-russia/
wsws.org/en/articles/2017/05/17/psoe-m17.html
bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39950827
politico.com/story/2017/05/15/donald-trump-fake-news-238379
twitter.com/VOATurkish/status/864631567972540417/

OP/ED

Hayek and Neoclassicals Meet Information Theory and Fail

Why the left doesn’t need to engage Hayek, Friedman, and neoclassical economics but should instead argue from information theory.
nakedcapitalism.com/2017/05/hayek-neoclassicals-meet-information-theory-fail.html

Erdogan came away from Washington meeting with Trump ‘empty-handed’

I think Turkey is going to have to take what it gets here, especially if the US does move forward with cooperation with Russia against ISIS and other terrorist groups. The Kurds are going to be essential to that, Jim Jatras, former US diplomat, told RT.
rt.com/op-edge/388695-gulen-washington-turkey-us/

Chasing Red Squirrels in DC

Democratic politicians, aided and abetted by their journalist supporters in publications like the Washington Post, New York Times and at electronic news organizations like CNN, MSNBC and NPR, are playing a dangerous game focusing their anti-Trump “resistance” energies on trying to revivify the moribund Cold War with Russia and China.
counterpunch.org/2017/05/17/chasing-red-squirrels-in-dc/

NATO is making up Russian threat to justify its own existence – former French intel chief

NATO became obsolete after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the bloc is purposefully representing Russia as a security threat to justify its own existence, Yves Bonnet, former head of French counter-intelligence, told RT.
rt.com/news/388612-bonnet-nato-france-russia/

Sánchez aims to save Spain’s Socialist Party from collapse

The faction backing Sánchez represents sections of the ruling class seeking to preserve the PSOE from being destroyed, like its social democratic counterparts in Greece and France.
wsws.org/en/articles/2017/05/17/psoe-m17.html

TYBNewsAnon2.0
Why can't someone just shoot the fucker?

Because guns are for LARPing. Duh

...

you got a problem?

...

That's a funny way of saying that Erdogan's personal bodyguards fucking assaulted a bunch of Kurdish and Armenian Americans.

transphobes fuck off

AI takeover soon.

edgy

Die sinner.

lel

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
Hilarious.

bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39950827
how many dimensions of chess are we up to now?

politico.com/story/2017/05/15/donald-trump-fake-news-238379


TRUMP'S STAFF GIVES HIM LITERAL, PHOTOSHOPPED FAKE NEWS BECAUSE THEY'RE SCARED OF TRIGGERING HIM

YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP

HOLY FUCK.
Video of Erdogan's goons beating the fuck out of the protesters.

twitter.com/VOATurkish/status/864631567972540417/

night bump

...

...

this will end in tears
great the AI Wars are coming along right on schedule
never gurget Rosa Luxembrg which means all socdems r bad

fuck off retard, you're as bad as the twats who criticise leftists for working or using money to buy things

Or liking Co-ops.

dear god

Who made the profit though? It's not the employees, never the employees. If these are "Mom-and-Pop" restaraunts, and they're getting to be really popular, you can guarantee they're not operated by just two people. What are the wages of the guy who mops the floors, cleans the toilet rooms and washes the dishes?

that literally sounds like something they'd do in the court of the Chinese Emperor, let's hope both we and our sparrows fare better this time around.


They're good in the sense that they're somewhat more acountable, and less efficient in their bastardry to employees and customers.

Could it be? A distributist revolution?