Daily News Thread 9/25

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign.

North Korea Claims Right to Down U.S. Jets Outside Airspace

North Korea can shoot down U.S. strategic warplanes in international airspace as part of its right to self-defense under the United Nations charter, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said in New York as tensions between the nations remain high.

Pentagon urges N. Korea to stop provocative actions, will provide options to deal with Pyongyang

The Pentagon said it would provide President Donald Trump with options to deal with Pyongyang if the provocations continue. Earlier, North Korea’s foreign minister said his country reserves the right to shoot down US bombers in international airspace.

Donald Trump has accused Iran of plotting with North Korea

On Saturday (23 September), the US president tweeted: "Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have!"

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an election a year early and will dissolve parliament on Thursday.

Kurdish independence referendum turnout 76 percent one hour before closing of station

Turnout in Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum reached 76 percent at 5:00 p.m. (1400 GMT), one hour before the time set initially for polling stations to close, Erbil-based Rudaw TV said, citing the higher referendum commission.

Turkish army at Iraqi border and ready to take 'necessary steps' - Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that the Kurdish Regional Government’s independence referendum could spell wide-ranging consequences for the area, including Turkish military action and the blockade of a key fuel pipeline.

US Attacks Libya for First Time Under Trump

Trump previously said that the United States has “no role” in Libya.

Trump Restricts or Bans Travel From Eight Countries

President Donald Trump restricted or suspended travel to the U.S. from eight countries, adding North Korea and Venezuela, while subtracting Sudan, from his earlier ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations.

‘No proper precautions’: US-led coalition airstrikes near Raqqa killed 84 civilians, HRW says

The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria killed at least 84 civilians, 30 children among them, when it carried out two lethal airstrikes near Raqqa in March, HRW said, adding that “no precautions” to minimize civilian losses were taken.

Germany shocked as far-right AfD party chair Frauke Petry quits just hours after being elected

The AfD (Alternative for Germany) have been left stunned after their co-chairperson, Frauke Petry announced she was quitting the party. The news came just hours after the far-right group managed to become the third-largest party in the German Bundestag.

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French unions block fuel depots in protest against labor reforms

French trade unionists blocked access on Monday to several fuel depots in protest against an overhaul of employment laws, seeking to test the government’s will to reform the economy.

Nationalize everything! Labour unveils radical plan to ‘take back’ utilities & transport

The Labour Party has revealed plans to renationalize Britain’s public services - everything from energy and water, to the railways and Royal Mail.

Bali volcano: Nearly 50,000 flee as Mount Agung threatens to erupt

Almost 50,000 people on Bali, Indonesia, have been evacuated amid fears that the island's largest volcano, Mount Agung, could erupt.

‘Stand for anthem or get out of town’: NASCAR stands firm against #TakeAKnee

NASCAR owners are taking a firm stance against the ‘Take a knee’ anthem protests which escalated across the NFL in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s tweets on the issue on Sunday.

Violence in U.S. Rises for Second Straight Year

Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year 2016, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI data released Monday.

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NASCAR owners are taking a firm stance against the ‘Take a knee’ anthem protests which escalated across the NFL in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s tweets on the issue on Sunday.

NASCAR once again proving to be the white man's sport.

It's over for the NFL!


This Week’s Other Looming Health Care Crisis

The Republicans' latest Obamacare repeal attempt may fail, but two vital programs that serve 18 million Americans are set to expire.

‘US military high-tech consistently ended up with terrorists during Syrian war’

The photos released by the Russian Defense Ministry that purport to show US hardware at Islamic State positions could be a “quite damning” evidence of Washington’s cooperation, Syria analyst Kamal Alam told RT.

Mexico: Political Statement from the Autonomous Brigades After the Earthquakes


How do you land a qt brown girl and fuck your shit up sexts for years. Nigga needs to learn self-control.

for anyone who knows about NASCAR and who Dale is, then you'll know how big of a blow it was to see him tweet this.

Can you give a qjick rundown?

There has to be some strategy to this. Farage did it too. It's like "ok we got noticed now time to leave."

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is Nascar.

Saw this a couple of hours ago on my Twitter. Kinda surprised me tbh.

I don't know how much you know or don't know but Trump has been publicly attacking professional athletes and the sports world in general lately.

It started with Colin Kaepernick, a pro football player, who maybe a year ago decided to take a knee during our National Anthem in response to the police brutality and racial injustice. Few joined him, MANY scolded him. Players, owners, fans, they were all bashing him. He was eventually dropped from his team and has been black balled from being signed to another team. He's been doing various charitable acts since.

That's when maybe a week ago at a rally Trump decided for whatever reason to open the wound and say something along the lines of "Any player that takes a knee during the national anthem, the coaches should be saying 'Get that son of a bitch off the field, you're fired'". Twitter reacted as they did spurring a #TakeAKnee movement. Trump also decided the next day to uninvite Steph Curry a championship basketball player AFTER he decided he didn't want to come to the White House to be congratulated by Trump. This cause Lebron James, arguably the best and biggest active basketball player to take to Twitter to publicly call Trump a "Bum" for his actions.

All this combined made tons of players take a knee during the national anthem during Sunday football games. One team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, didn't come out on the field at all during the Anthem. This made Trump tweet more and Twitter to react even more.

In response multiple NASCAR icons and owners came out against kneeing and threatened to fire anyone who did. NASCAR being America's pinnacle white sport, only challenged by hockey, this surprised no one. Until Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is the most loved and popular NASCAR driver to tweet this which is insane given the typical crowd NASCAR attracts.

TL;DR - Trump attacks sports world. America being America reacts wildly. White sports icon sides with protesters.

Obviously Trump has long since grown tired of winning.

to add to this, I feel like this is somewhat a hollow response given almost no one would join Kaepernick when he was doing this alone but once Trump attacks him, everyone joins in. Kaep is still unemployed and being black balled by the same owners making statements against Trump. I'd like to see who continues to take a knee in the weeks coming.

I don't know how to feel if Trump attacking the sports world winds up being the straw that breaks the camel's back. Also I guess he's also accelerating the death of America's rampant nationalism problem, so there's that.

Venezuela/iran/NK alliance when?

Chelsea Manning Banned from Entering Canada for Potential 'Treason'


This isn't radical and it's not new.

canada in a nutshell

I hope it goes as well as May's snap elections. Fuck Abe.

Curry didn't decide anything. He said he didn't want to go, but it was a team decision and they were going to discuss it in the coming days. Trump being a reactionary asshat decided to univite him, and by extension all of the Golden State Warriors, because of he didn't feel like meeting him.

I have to agree with a lot of people that it's fucking ridiculous that the President of The United States, arguably the most powerful person in the world, is acting like a petulant child and attacking athletes for their opinions. It is beneath the office he is holding.

President Trump in a nutshell
also one of the reasons why it is good he is the president

Sucks for Manning
I don't really like their shitposting on twitter but they are a cool person which should be safe and thanked for their service

Them coming together would mean their end because the US war machine would see it as a credible threat

Pledging during a fucking sports match is cringy as fuck, and that's from a spooked nationalist

Not if Iran, the DPRK, and Venezuela get Chinese protection, multipolarity is already here it just hasn't shown its face aggressively

Everyone should watch the documentary about this guy. It's even better than Romney one where he irons his own shirt while wearing it

After 7 years of the Tories and 12 years of NuLab it is.

just goes to show how right wing it is here people think its communism

China has no real reason to oppose the US.
Venezuela and Iran have no reasons to escalate the situation, and the problems are vastly different. Even the opposition in Venezuala is vehemently against US """"intervention"""". It's a South-American issue.

I believe even NorthK wants to calm down the situation, they just can't afford to be the one to step down first.

It makes me so depressed to think that no less than 10 years ago they came pretty close to sign a peace treaty and normalise the relations.

Fuck that and Fuck you. Wilson screened birth of a nation, Jackson violated a SC order to commit genocide in the trail of tears, Truman dropped nukes, Johnson whipped his dick out, Jefferson raped slaves, polk stole Mexico's best land, bush lied to get us into Iraq, Clinton got sucked off and bombed the only pharmaceutical plant in Somalia.

Nothing is below the office of POTUS.

Corbyn's a baller.

this. Saying beneath the office implies that being president has something to do with good leadership or dignity.


calm down with the righteous indignation, young burger
the whole point of my post was that the previous presidents did all kinds of nefarious shit, but maintained the (public) prestige and status of the office
Trump and his bumbling are tearing down the facade and the presidential office is being dragged to mud, something like what happened during Watergate - before that denigrating the presidential office in movies and such was taboo.
all this can only be good for those who wish to end the old system and build a new one


The real tragedy is I don't think I've heard a single Brit make a Trump joke.

Truman for the atomic bomb (deliberate targeting of civilians as mass murder), plus counter-insurgency work in Greece
Eisenhower for role of CIA in the overthrow of the Arbentz government in Guatemala, maybe also intervention in Lebanon and role of CIA in Iran
Kennedy for Bay of Pigs invasion ("outright aggression"), Operation Mongoose, and Vietnam
Johnson for Vietnam escalation
Nixon for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos
Ford he acknowledges as tricky but his support of Indonesian invasion of East Timor ("near genocidal")
Carter as "least violent" but supported Indonesian government despite atrocities
Reagan for "the stuff in Central America," support of Israeli invasion of Lebanon
Bush (Sr.) — doesn't say anything specific, seems to think it is obvious (probably would involve Gulf War)




It's hilarious the cognitive dissonance of some of this country's Daily Mail readers (who aren't even that old) when all of this stuff was nationally owned IN THEIR LIFETIME before Thatcher sold everything off.

Why is this almost only burger news?

Why don't you post something else

Everybody got tired of weiner jokes the fortieth time he did this, now that we're on the ninety fifth round it's getting a little old.

Nigger, are you on crack or what? They are praying for the US to come and give them freedom

Chomsky doesn't mention it, but you need only look at Bush Sr.'s activities as CIA director and his time as VP to know why he belongs on the list.

Damn man. I remember seeing this dude on the Jon Stewart forever ago.


You can translate the title
When every country in SA but Bolvia supports the opposition and wants Maduro to go
This says something