Daily News Thread 9/28

U.S. student held in North Korea died of oxygen starved brain: coroner

An American student who had been imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months died from lack of oxygen and blood to the brain, an Ohio coroner said on Wednesday.

N Korea: 'Lunatic' Trump exploiting Otto Warmbier's death

US President Donald Trump is an "old lunatic", exploiting the death of an American student who died after he was jailed North Korea, Pyongyang has said.

China to shut down North Korean companies

China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements United Nations sanctions against the reclusive state.

Turkey says air force kills 13 in north Iraq air strike

Turkish jets struck a target in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing 13 suspected Kurdish PKK fighters, the armed forces said in a statement.

Turkey's Erdogan links fate of detained U.S. pastor to wanted cleric Gulen

President Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Thursday that Turkey could free a detained U.S. pastor if the United States hands over a Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania whom Ankara blames for a failed military coup last year.

==Israel Refuses to end Arm Sales to Myanmar Despite State Crackdown on Rohingya=

The Israeli High Court ruled on the petition Wednesday, however the judges hearing the case had issued a gag order a day earlier.

'Suicide by Israeli' increasingly seen as a way out for troubled Palestinians


US Warplane Drop Banned White Phosphorus Bomb on Syria

The chemical leaves deep skin burns and only stops combusting when deprived of oxygen, which generally results in victims being burned to the bone.

US vows to destroy its chemical weapons… despite being 5yrs behind schedule

The US is already more than five years past its initial deadline for eliminating its chemical weapons arsenal, but doesn’t plan to complete the job before 2023.

Trump Waives Jones Act to Speed Up Aid Shipments to Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump ordered the Jones Act to be waived for shipments to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico immediately at the request of Governor Ricardo Rossello, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday.

Mountains of Aid Are Languishing on the Docks in Puerto Rico

Thousands of cargo containers bearing millions of emergency meals and other relief supplies have been piling up on San Juan’s docks since Saturday. The mountains of materiel may not reach storm survivors for days.

Confederate Flyers, Cotton Posted Across College in US Capital

At least 10 images of Confederate battle flags with cotton plants stuck to them were put up around American University in Washington on Tuesday in apparent protest of the school's new anti-racist research center.

LGBT groups question lack of hate crime charges over gruesome murder of Missouri transgender teen

Authorities revealed that the teenager had her eyes gouged out and had been repeatedly stabbed in the genitals before she was set on fire.

Spain Govt Continues Crackdown Against Catalonia Referendum

Over the past month, the Spanish government has led a massive crackdown on the Catalan province’s right to vote.

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Wall Street Got a Bailout, Why Not Puerto Rico?

How Puerto Rico has gone from an economic disaster area to a humanitarian crisis in the making.

The Supreme Court will get another chance to wreck unions

The nation’s highest court will hear Janus v. AFSCME, which challenges the collection of mandatory fees for public sector workers. It’s the second case of its type; another, Freidrichs v. California Teachers Association, resulted in a 4-4 deadlock after the death of Antonin Scalia. In both cases, plaintiffs argue that the mandatory fees violate their First Amendment rights by obligating them to support the union’s political work. But unions, as Bloomberg BNA reports, argue that non-union public workers still benefit from collective bargaining.

The Left and Catalonia

How a Left position regarding the Catalonia referendum on 1 Oct 2017 could present itself juridically and politically.


All these crodocile tears for Warmbier are getting on my nerves. There has been no indication whatsoever that he was tortured, he used to have some condition before, and the DPRK sent him home when he was a case for the hospital.

that's one unusual definition of "destroying".

That's a pretty toxic metonymy considering the political atmosphere. Basically people of North Korea = KimJun.

Imagine if the BBC wrote shit like "Covfefe - the US tweeted".


I'll take "Hypocri$y" for 300, Alex.
What is "Capitalism?"

Expanded answer: because an island of slaves is more profitable than bailing them out.

We need to stop this rogue state

reporters regularly use washington as a synonym for the president and/or congress

B-but but assad used chemical weapons! US is innocent! We need to support the moderate rebels!

All but four words fail me.

why would you ever do this for fuck's sake?
you have your precision missiles n shiet

You can't just let it rot in storage, fam! You gotta use it on something!


So you can make movies and video games about how guilty it made you feel.

hell earth

The Time Donald Trump Turned Away in Disgust While a Man Was Bleeding to Death in Front of Him

Hahahahahaha he's such a fucking sociopath

This is disturbing on so many levels

Trump jokes aside this sounds like what an evil caricature of a rich person would say


holy shit

Ikr…those are like $20 per tile.

I have several friends, and a family member who suffer from homophobia. It literally makes them faint/flee in terror/act irrational. Can't mock trump for this homestly, despite him being a pick.

Damn phoneposting

For what fucking purpose?

I'm pretty sure that this may be the first time that has actually tried to read a news article, because that wording is used for the governments of every country on earth.

Hell, even the dictionary has it as the first example.

Holy fuck what a god damn coward

Still, this is often exploited and used to deceive.
Like the whole debacle about nuking Guam happened because Fox News aired a segment from North Korean TV where some general said it was doable/ would be a good way to demonstrate power.
Trump saw it on Fox and then came tweeting about it and eventually it came to the UN.
Despite the fact that there was no official statement by Kim Jong Un or anyone else in the government regarding the use of nuclear weapons against the US.
It's comparable to the shitshow the DPRK made against The Interview.

Source about the condition?


Non-assistance to people in danger is a felony where I live

You talk like the law apply to Porkys.

Does it make them obsess about the property damage?

You made clear it's a typo but i still got a chuckle out of this.