Daily News Thread 3/15

Financial crisis rules for banks eased by US Senate

The US Senate has passed a bill to roll back banking regulations put in place in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
bbc.com/news/business-43409985

'Panama Papers' Law Firm Shuts Down Operations After Tax Scandal

The law firm at the heart of the 'Panama Papers' tax-evasion scandal toppling world leaders is shutting down operations, it has announced, citing negative press and "unwarranted action by authorities."
telesurtv.net/english/news/Panama-Papers-Law-Firm-Shuts-Down-Operations-After-Tax-Scandal-20180314-0041.html

Saudi crown prince says will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does: CBS TV

Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear weapons if its arch-rival Iran does so, the kingdom’s crown prince said in remarks released on Thursday, raising the prospect of a nuclear arms race in a region already riven with conflict.
reuters.com/article/us-saudi-iran-nuclear/saudi-crown-prince-says-will-develop-nuclear-bomb-if-iran-does-cbs-tv-idUSKCN1GR1MN

Trump, on tape, admits making up trade facts in talks with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, 'Washington Post' reports

President Donald Trump boasted at a private fundraiser Wednesday of making up trade claims during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before knowing whether they were true.
wbaltv.com/article/trump-admits-to-fudging-facts-in-trade-talk-with-canadas-pm/19441528

Abe’s Bad Month Gets Worse as Allies Press Him Over Scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe got a warning sign that a ballooning scandal won’t go away any time soon: a rare interrogation from lawmakers from his own party.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-14/abe-s-bad-month-gets-worse-as-allies-hit-him-over-japan-scandal

U.S. Sanctions Russians Charged by Mueller for Election Meddling

The U.S. sanctioned a St. Petersburg-based “troll farm,” a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, two Russian intelligence services and other Russian citizens and businesses indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of meddling with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/u-s-sanctions-russian-troll-farm-for-alleged-election-meddling

Russia spy: Allies condemn nerve agent attack

The leaders of France, Germany, the US and UK say there is "no plausible alternative explanation" to Russia having been behind the nerve agent attack in the UK.
bbc.com/news/world-europe-43415271

US accuses Russia of ongoing operation to hack energy grid

The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of a concerted, ongoing operation to hack and spy on the U.S. energy grid and other critical infrastructure, and separately imposed sanctions on Russian officials for alleged high-tech interference in the 2016 American presidential election.
apnews.com/2964ce37e2084ae5b4c13da748b35cff

Foreign powers obstruct more Assad gains in Syria

Syria’s war is reaching a point where President Bashar al-Assad’s will not be able to win back much more territory without risking conflicts with foreign powers that have sent military forces to the country.
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-syria-explainer/foreign-powers-obstruct-more-assad-gains-in-syria-idUKKCN1GR1RT

Kudlow Plunges Into New Role as Trump’s Economic Warrior

Larry Kudlow wasted no time in showing Wall Street and Washington that he’s ready to serve as an unabashed economic warrior for President Donald Trump.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/kudlow-plunges-into-new-role-as-trump-s-warrior-on-u-s-economy

Brazilian Rights Activist Marielle Franco Assassinated in Rio

Prominent human rights advocate and councilwoman Marielle Franco was shot in the head while in her car by unknown assailants.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Brazilian-Rights-Activist-Marielle-Franco-Assassinated-in-Rio-20180314-0039.html

Charleston church gunman Dylann Roof's sister in knife arrest

The sister of the man convicted of a mass shooting at a South Carolina church has been arrested for carrying a knife at her school in Columbia, SC.
bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43413416

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Other urls found in this thread:

rt.com/usa/421375-samantha-power-us-yemen/
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-14/fox-news-sued-by-slain-dnc-worker-s-parents-over-retracted-story
ibtimes.com/youtube-plans-use-wikipedia-fight-conspiracy-videos-2662671
bbc.com/news/science-environment-43388870
ibtimes.com/world-happiness-report-2018-why-us-ranked-18th-sadder-2662920
socialistworker.org/2018/03/15/a-wake-up-call-for-indias-left
theintercept.com/2018/03/15/washington-breaks-out-the-just-following-orders-nazi-defense-for-cia-director-designate-gina-haspel/
theintercept.com/2018/03/15/austin-package-bombs/
nakedcapitalism.com/2018/03/bottled-water-brought-fracking.html
itsgoingdown.org/tactical-lessons-lansing-mi/
npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/593799322/sister-of-charleston-shooter-dylann-roof-arrested-after-menacing-social-media-po
nbcnews.com/card/gop-conor-lamb-ran-republican-n856636
theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/trump-on-the-lamb/555668/
nytimes.com/2018/03/15/us/politics/trump-organization-subpoena-mueller-russia.html?smid=tw-share

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‘US empowers Yemen genocide’: Samantha Power's speech stalled by student protesters

Students stormed the stage and held banners aloft as former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power gave a speech at John Hopkins University. The protesters condemned her involvement in the US decision to back the war in Yemen.
rt.com/usa/421375-samantha-power-us-yemen/

Fox News Sued by Slain DNC Worker's Parents Over Retracted Story

The parents of a Democratic Party staffer whose unsolved 2016 murder touched off a flurry of right-wing conspiracy theories sued Fox News for publishing a “sham” story claiming their son leaked Democratic National Committee emails in the run-up to the 2016 election.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-14/fox-news-sued-by-slain-dnc-worker-s-parents-over-retracted-story

YouTube Plans To Use Wikipedia To Fight Conspiracy Videos

As technology firms continue to try to bolster their defenses against fake news, YouTube reportedly plans to introduce information from Wikipedia articles to combat the spread of conspiracy theory videos on the platform.
ibtimes.com/youtube-plans-use-wikipedia-fight-conspiracy-videos-2662671

Plastic particles found in bottled water

Tests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic.
bbc.com/news/science-environment-43388870

World Happiness Report 2018: Why Is US, Ranked 18th, Sadder Than Before?

The World Happiness Report 2018 ranked the United States of America 18th in its list — four spots lower from last year.
ibtimes.com/world-happiness-report-2018-why-us-ranked-18th-sadder-2662920

"all in"

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OP/ED

A wake-up call for India's left

After more than two decades of ruling the northeastern Indian state of Tripura, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) was defeated in the State Assembly elections held late-February through early-March.
socialistworker.org/2018/03/15/a-wake-up-call-for-indias-left

Washington Breaks Out the “Just Following Orders” Nazi Defense for CIA Director-Designate Gina Haspel

theintercept.com/2018/03/15/washington-breaks-out-the-just-following-orders-nazi-defense-for-cia-director-designate-gina-haspel/

Mail Bombs Are Killing People in Texas but Donald Trump Hasn’t Said a Thing. There’s a Reason for That.

theintercept.com/2018/03/15/austin-package-bombs/

Bottled Water, Brought to You by Fracking?

A new reason not to like bottled water.
nakedcapitalism.com/2018/03/bottled-water-brought-fracking.html

Some Tactical Lessons from East Lansing, MI

What follows are some tactical reflections from the mass antifascist mobilization in East Lansing against Richard Spencer.
itsgoingdown.org/tactical-lessons-lansing-mi/

Holla Forums will defend this on the basis that "this is how you truly do business" and "bluffing is part of the Deal" etc. while in reality Trump is just a careless idiot.

This is like the swansong of the religion of neo-liberalism. They know the fall is coming so they do what their central dogma dictates: deregulate. That's it. This isn't just pure incompetence, this is fanaticism. If we believe hard enough it will come true! In the historical record of the fall of empires the USA's crumbling down will be the most hilarious and frightening at the same time.

excellent work, newsanon, as always

In any other job, this would get you fucking fired so quick

Newsanon for board owner

PDF of full report also attatched

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Missing best parts of the quote:

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here's the audio

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As pundits pointed out, there was no conceivable reason to do this outside of stupidity and ego. Trudeau knows full well that the US has a trade surplus with Canada, so pulling facts out of your ass isn't going to work on him. But Trump thought if he just lied hard enough, Trudeau would go just along with it. It's Chris-Chan levels of idiocy.

This is a preview for the North Korea meet and upcoming Mueller interview.

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Imagine what's it like for people with two brain cells working under in his cabinet

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I had to check this.


So either his advisor lied to please Trump or Trump pulled that 17 billion out of his own ass.

I'm starting to see why our foreign relations and government bodies are falling apart.

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How are white supremacists mail bombing old people not on national news?

Which is funny because as a failed millionaire he couldn't before.

Russia.

YES, let's undo the few half assed regulations we have on banks right as the markets are at their most unstable in recent times. This is the smart thing to do.

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Watching that gif run again and again hypnotized by its magical lure I realize that witnessing the phenomenon known as Trump has made my life worth living. Thank you president Trump. I will die happy knowing that I have witnessed the highest point of American culture and politics thanks to you.

Sister Of Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Arrested After Menacing Social Media Post

npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/593799322/sister-of-charleston-shooter-dylann-roof-arrested-after-menacing-social-media-po

The younger sister of convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof — who gunned down nine parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., church in 2015 — was arrested Wednesday on drug and weapons charges after she posted a disturbing message on social media.

TOPKEK right wingers keep taking these Ls
Matthew Heimbach now this girl.
When are they gonna mention parenting

Investigate the parents, for fucks sake. It's obvious they must have been doing something to produce such wonderful offsprings.

Nature, not nurture.

What a cuck country. Can't wait for them to get raped after the American empire collapses.

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She was almost on to something before she went full edgy. apparently the weed and knife is what did her in but I'd probably need a weapon if I was related to Dylann Roof in any way.

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Thank you, Mordechai Vanunu.

Is there coverage of the Austin Bombings that isn't literally written by Shaun King or the fucking Intercept lmao?

I don't get why the blue dog Dems voted for this. I know they're facing an challenging primary, but their constituencies hate shit like this.

lol dumb bitch.
fuck off "literally shaking" liberal.

GOP: 'Conor Lamb ran as a Republican'

nbcnews.com/card/gop-conor-lamb-ran-republican-n856636

Trump Says a Democrat Won in Pennsylvania Because He’s ‘Like Trump’

theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/trump-on-the-lamb/555668/


After accusing Lamb of being a Pelosi crony, they suddenly say he's a paragon Republican. Because everyone knows how pro-union those Republicans guys are.

The GOP are in full denial about Pennsylvania. And Trump is straight up lying.

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They already have nukes courtesy of Pakistan, only like 10 missiles though

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia

nytimes.com/2018/03/15/us/politics/trump-organization-subpoena-mueller-russia.html?smid=tw-share

Considering what happened in Panama, I think a subpoena is completely warranted.

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We'll see what happens, rumor is Sessions is getting fired and replaced by Pruitt who can then fire Mueller. It'd be a dumb move for Trump, but that makes it all the more likely given that Trump claimed his finances were a red line

That's a myth. Pakistan is happy to take Saudi money and let them build a madrassa or two, but they've never committed anything real like troops. They are not giving them a nuke any time soon.

You're extremely sad as a person and you should commit suicide

t. dumpftard

What?

*drumpftard

What?

Genuinely surprised to see Latin American countries like Mexico, Brazil and Argentina higher up than most countries in the European Union, whats up with that?

Toys R Us is also liquidating all of it's US assets. Not really political news, but it's the end of an era. The combination of crony capitalism (TRS was used by Bain Capital, led by Mitt Romney, as a dumpster for all their debt), Amazon and Walmart ended an otherwise profitable enterprise. They just don't have enough money to pay back their debts (ones given to them by their previous owners, transferred from other businesses).

cheap booze, easy women, and a lower class of migrant workers to take the blame for everything

You mean regular capitalism?

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imagine living your life in a shitty poor, landlocked country, polluted to shit by coal plants, continiously exploited by EU giants, where half the adult male population is alcholic and/or a chain smoker and in winter it's -10° and in summer it's 40° vs living in a tropical country with long ass beaches, clean air, good music canrivals and altogether, filled with people who are not sad that they were fucking born. I've been to Sicily once and they're just as poor as we are over here, in Hungary, but God damn, they looked fucking happy. It's because hapiness is not about economic prosperity. You have to let yourself be happy first, and fucking nobody can do that in Eastern Europe.

Because Democrats are still part of the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. Their real constituents are bankers, and they'll love the rollbacks.

Sure, but the move pulled on TRS is unusually fucked up because the company still made money. Just not enough money to pay off the mountain of debt dumped onto them. Even monopolists don't do this, they just consume and feed companies to a larger one. This is full on destruction, with no survivors now that EB Games is dead and Gamestop sliding in the same direction. Then again there is also the issue of TRS's suppliers not wanting to make anything other than branded movie toys, which aren't selling so well anymore.

In six months it's very likely America won't have a dedicated brick-and-mortar toy store chain, a first in about fifty years. In two years it's likely America won't have dedicated videogames (Gamestop) or electronics (Best Buy) chains either despite extremely strong demand. Things are regressing, since Walmart and Target have these problems too but they're able to subsidize sales with groceries, homegoods and seasonal items.

It is the smart thing to do
Full accelerationism
crash the banks

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The amount of sunshine one experiences is a very major factor when it comes to mental health.

Worst part: They didn't get rid of the parts that encourage abusive lending. They just got rid of the public accountability parts.