Daily News Thread 3/14

U.K. Expels Russian Envoys, Threatens Assets Over Spy Poisoning

Prime Minister Theresa May threw 23 Russian diplomats out of Britain in retaliation for the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter on U.K. soil, as she braced the country for further attacks.

Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

Pennsylvania Election Too Close to Call as Democrat Claims Win

Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone were locked in race that was too close to call for a House seat in Pennsylvania that may be a bellwether for the fall elections even as Lamb claimed victory.

‘Flight risk’ Manafort facing ‘very real possibility’ of life in prison – court order

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is facing the “very real possibility” of life in prison, according to a federal court order.

At Trump’s State Department, Eight of Ten Top Jobs Are Empty

The leadership of the U.S. State Department was already thin as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew back from an abbreviated trip to Africa on Monday night. Then came the bombshell: Tillerson was ousted, via a Twitter announcement by President Donald Trump.

Farm Bill Put in Jeopardy Over Food Stamp Work Requirements

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said he’s delaying the release of a draft law renewing farm and nutrition programs to try and produce a bill with bipartisan support after intense Democratic opposition over cuts to the food-stamp program raised the possibility the bill could be imperiled.

Mexico: Police Clash With Activist Protesting Cyanide Plant in Durango

Protesters say the Chemours Laguna plant would pollute the region and poison the population.

Chinese workers say firms tricked them into illegal US work

Zhou Qingjiang was toiling in a factory in China’s rust belt when he decided to pack his bags for America. A recruiter guaranteed a job that paid $3,000 a month — more than triple the average wage in China — as long as Zhou forked over thousands of dollars for his help. The offer was too good to pass up.

United Nation 'Considering' Sending Observers for Venezuelan Elections

Some Venezuelan opposition parties continue to lobby for the U.N. not to send international observers to the May 20 presidential elections.

Philippines drugs war: Duterte to withdraw from ICC

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said he plans to withdraw his country from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after it began examining the country's drugs war.

White nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach arrested for assault in Indiana

White nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach was arrested for assault Monday night at his home in Indiana.

Calif. teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students injured

Police say a teacher in California accidentally fired his gun in a classroom, injuring three students.

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Illinois contractor who bid for Trump’s wall bombed a mosque and told neighbors he was building a ‘n****r shredder’: FBI

Federal authorities on Tuesday announced charges against three Illinois men suspected of the August bombing of an Islamic Center and attempted November bombing of a a women’s health clinic.

Dog dies in overhead locker on United Airlines plane

United Airlines has accepted "full responsibility" for a dog's in-flight death after a flight attendant put the pet in the overhead locker.

All Toys R Us stores to close their doors

All Toys R Us stores in the UK will close in the next six weeks following the chain's collapse into administration.

How Fear of Huawei Killed $117 Billion Broadcom Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump’s unprecedented move to block Broadcom Ltd.’s hostile takeover bid for Qualcomm Inc. reflects growing concern about China’s rising economic prowess.

Facebook bans Britain First pages

Facebook has removed the pages of the anti-Islamic group Britain First and its leaders.


Radical Labor: Aligning Unions with the Streets

The Colorado chapter of the SEIU labor union is partnering with grassroots community activists, emphasizing the need for a radical labor movement.

Military Brass Tells Congress It Has No Idea What Saudi Arabia Is Doing With U.S. Bombs in Yemen

In a surprising admission on Tuesday, the head of U.S. Central Command — which oversees U.S. forces in the Middle East and Central Asia — admitted that the Pentagon doesn’t know a whole lot about the Saudi airstrikes in Yemen that the United States is supporting through intelligence, munitions, and refueling.

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The Saudi prince’s state visit was a clear example of propaganda

The adverts for Mohammed bin Salman that smeared the papers last week show how the corporate media serves as a mouthpiece for the powerful, writes Ben Cowles

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US is going to roll out a trade war against China this week or next. Targeting over a $100 billion in imports as well as IP concerns, allowing Chinese companies to operate in the US, and preventing Chinese students and workers from coming to the US. Some of this is still in the rumor/leak stage though.
That said, the US will end up getting buttfucked by the WTO or even better, leave the WTO

23 Russian diplomats expelled from the UK
Corbyn denounced by British media/gov't for questioning the poisoning

Oh, I realized why the news wants me to be afraid of china and russia-
Its 80s nostalgia, just like all those TV shows and movies, for the cold war.

The only thing, as a westerner, that worries me about Russia is their oligarichal expansionism eventually leading to some major collision between them and NATO. I don't want another European war, let alone one that could quickly go nuclear

neo-Holla Forums will defend this

we need to embrace massive devastation, its been coming a while anyway

200% sad. Wheelchair science man was pretty based tbh, only given 2 years to live, made it to 76.

Russia can't even recede fast enough for NATO's own expansionism to start a major collision instead.

Don't be a pussy.

Current numbers are
They're currently waiting on provisional ballots and any military or overseas ballots.

However, this is a big coup for the Democrats. Pennsylvania's 12th district was solid red district which Trump won by 20 percentage points. Conor Lamb destroyed that by winning 172 precincts won by Trump in 16. The Trump gang's visit didn't help and the GOP ended up wasting 10 million dollars.

The big takeaways from this election are that the Tax Cut isn't working, Trump isn't working, and the GOP are vulnerable. If a "safe" race like this can get tight, everything is in play. You can expect more retirements from the House Republicans.

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"yeah dude we've got no clue what they could be doing with those bombs that have one specific purpose. they might just be drawing on them and displaying them somewhere, yeah that sounds good, they're doing that"

you mean NATO right?

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He is an honorary comrade. Rest in Power Stevie

Gee, it's almost as if Venezuela's elections are legit and the opposition doesn't want admit this.

Some leaks today that Trump is going to fire both Sessions and McCabe

No, it's Sessions considering firing McCabe.

They’re both expansionist.

Here’s a pic of him marching against the Vietnam War.

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It's both with Pruitt taking over Session's post

Kudlow accepted Trump's job offer for Economic Advisor, opening speech about how China doesn't play fair
Trade War here we come

Now I want those observers to be sent over there. I still think Maduro has a chance win because only petit-bourgie fucks support the opposition. It's gonna be grand if he wins though.

Looks like Bolton got a job offer as well, not sure what for yet. Looks like war with Iran is in the air for 2019

just please now, let those poor iranians live their fucking lives in peace.

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Looks like National Security Advisor

I wouldn't be surprised if every government head becomes just another mouthpiece for Trump.

That's the real goal of all of these staff shake ups: finding spineless sycophants who'll confirm Trump's biases.

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Bernie Sanders swarmed by enthusiastic students during National School Walkout Day

The kids love that socialism.

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Russia is going to start WW3.

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The opposition really can't keep their story straight, can they?

Eh. But it is funny to see all those teenagers go nuts over that old man.

He's the beloved grandpa to an entire generation, a fact that makes boomer liberals fume with impotent rage.

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Fuck honorary. He talked about socialism quite a lot.

This is supposed to be a hit piece, but it makes me like him more.

Damn, I never even knew that was supposed to be a hit piece

I know he's (probably) not a Marxist anymore, but I still like the guy.

NATO fags out