Daily News Thread 3/20

Texas explosions: FBI investigate new blast at FedEx plant

US authorities are investigating whether a parcel bomb that exploded at a FedEx depot in Texas on Tuesday is connected to a suspected serial bomber.

Maryland high school shooter dies after exchange with officer

A student who shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school on Tuesday morning, has died after exchanging gunfire with a campus security officer, the county sheriff said.

US Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Flint Water Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court gave Monday the green light to two class-action lawsuits filed by residents of Flint, Michigan who are pursuing civil rights claims against local and state officials over lead contamination in the city's water supply.

Uber, Ola drivers strike in India for higher pay

Drivers for app-based cab aggregators Uber and Ola started an indefinite strike across India on Monday, demanding extra pay as a surge in the number of cabs on the two platforms, coupled with cutbacks in incentive payments, have stung drivers.

South Korean K-Pop Singers to Perform in North Korea

South Korea said Tuesday it will send a 160-member artistic group to North Korea, including about 10 celebrated K-Pop singers, for rare concerts there.

Cambridge Analytica: Mark Zuckerberg asked to appear before MPs

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been called on by a parliamentary committee to give evidence about the use of personal data by Cambridge Analytica.

FTC Probing Facebook for Use of Personal Data, Source Says

Facebook Inc. is under investigation by a U.S. privacy watchdog over the use of personal data of 50 million users by a data analytics firm to help elect President Donald Trump.

Xi Gives Stark Taiwan Warning in Hands-Off Message to Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned that efforts to widen divisions with Taiwan would be “punished by history” in a nationalistic speech to mark the start of his second term.

Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more U.S. allies

President Donald Trump will soon make it easier to export some types of lethal U.S.-made drones to potentially dozens more allies and partners, according to people familiar with the plan.

Telegram Loses Bid to Block Russia From Encryption Keys

Telegram, the encrypted messaging app that’s prized by those seeking privacy, lost a bid before Russia’s Supreme Court to block security services from getting access to users’ data, giving President Vladimir Putin a victory in his effort to keep tabs on electronic communications.

Mississippi passes strictest abortion law

Mississippi's governor has just signed into law the tightest abortion restrictions in the US.

Northern white rhino: Last male Sudan dies in Kenya

The world's last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of poor health, his carers say.

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A Glimpse of a Crown Prince’s Dream? Saudi Arabia Invades Iran in CGI

The Saudi Prince funded a CGI movie wherein he reenacts his chuuni fantasy of conquering Iran.


Cold War Fever

"Red Sparrow" is another in a long line of Cold War spy stories that feature the Russians as our natural enemies.

The U.S. war machine unleashed in Iraq

Fifteen years ago this week, George W. Bush launched the invasion of Iraq.

Numerous Kentucky schools to close Wednesday, as teachers’ protests mount

Kentucky, which borders West Virginia, is the scene of escalating protests by educators, with growing demands for strike action over deep-going threats to their pensions.

What lessons to take from farmer-labor parties?


All the News You Didn’t Even Know Was Going Down


kpop can save the world……..they doubted them……………

This should be fun.


Why nothing about Sarkozy?

Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over Gaddafi allegations

French ex-president questioned over claims Libyan regime gave his election campaign €50m


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Andrew Anglin: "Unfortunately the Texas Bomber is probably connected to us, obsessed with siege"
Yeah no shit buddy

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Alahu akbar

Seriously, more people in this country have died this year because of these fucking losers than people have died in this country because of ISIS

Don't see anybody in charge commenting on it as nearly as dramatically though

alt right are literally isis

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I can't wait for the sequel to The Social Network where zucc has to answer for all the damage Facebook has done to the world, his court testimony is going to be hilarious.

I can't wait to hear what he has to say to the MPs

WHY are we in this meme timeline?

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Trump says he will meet Putin to discuss ‘arms race that is getting out of control’

ahahahahah he realized they have no way to stop that missile.

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Don't they know he's going to kidnap those poor girls or something.

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K-Pop is powerful! K-Pop will solve political crisis! K-Pop will pull us together, in friendship! Nobody believed me! But it's true!

The Saudis are literally losing ground to a bunch of blockaded and starving Yeminis, Saudi Arabia going solo against Iran would result in the entire Arabian penninsula getting steamrolled

I believed you!

This is why Trump is so hard to satirize. The man is a living parody.

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Drones are fucking useless.


The absolute state of Burgerland

This is fucking shit

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Maduro: 236,000 New Homes To Be Built Thanks To Petro

Really? Really.
Where can I find pics of these documents? I've gotta see 'em.

is this real socialism?

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GOP to Run Former Nazi Party Leader in Mid Terms

Republican candidate Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier, will be the GOP's nominee in a suburban Chicago congressional district after he ran in Tuesday's primary unopposed.

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Forgot Pic

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God damnit, now America's going to do it.

Well, shit.

Brilliant, guns on campus really do protect people. Not from getting shot, but probably from something. The disappointment of another guy not dying?

It's from a report by the Washington Post. Here are the relevant parts.

Considering we've had multiple stories in a similar vein, I don't doubt it's veracity. Fucker hates reading and listening to advice.

The absolute state of the GOP. I'm shocked they didn't run someone against him just for optics.

how can people still be using reddit and facebook.
boycott reddit for making its FOUNDER aaron swarz anhero and jewbook for illegally spying and datamining/selling data/thought police.

Why bother. the dems have already proven that they're completely incompetent.

That seems interesting.

There is nothing wrong with cultural exchange. It's not like they are sending the most flamboyant K-Pop group anyway.

No he's not. Also, you do realize they look like that because of plastic surgery? North Korean girls are known to have a more natural beauty.

There is nothing wrong with cosmetic surgery

In the South Korean context, there is. There is a huge societal pressure to conform to a certain beauty standard. It's sexist.