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Trumps campaign co-chair gets 20 years for sexual abuse and trafficking kids

Trumps campaign co-chair gets 20 years for sexual abuse and trafficking kids
Trumps campaign co-chair gets 20 years for sexual abuse and trafficking kids

Nolan, 71, a former judge, used drugs and threats of arrest to force women and girls under the age of 18 into sex acts.

Trump: "Yes but there are 2 sides to the story" when supporting his ex-male staff who beat up their ex-wifes/partners.

Trump is a fucking disgrace.

Trafficking kids? Only 20 years? If ever there was a time for capital punishment...

Elgible for parole in four years. Disgusting

So what happened to the 100 years he faced for the 28 counts? Did his sentencing shrink from 100 years to 20?

Russian plane missing after Moscow take off

Russian plane missing after Moscow take off
Russian plane missing after Moscow take off

I was watching my BBC news feed and it basically went from "Plane missing" to "plane has crashed, there are no expected survivors" in a few seconds (on my feed anyway).

Crazy. RIP.

It crashed, 71 onboard and apparantely no chance of survivors.

CNN article

Flight confirmed as crashed by BBC now.

Updated twitter thread by FlightRadar24: https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/962666019977297920

Flight tracker: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/6w703

Also:

https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/status/962663921487409153

First commercial crash in over a year, yeah?

Update for those new here. **seems that some people in the comments below are connecting this comment to president trump and also making jokes. Please stop. Any mass death tragedy is something to treat with a bit of sincerity and solemnity. I would have voted bernie sanders.

My comment was more in reference to the timing since the last fatal commercial jet aircraft accident and reflects personal thoughts regarding system fragility. Air travel is one of those rare industries where over time there is progressive improvements in safety. ***

Chinese Archeologists Find 9,000-Year-Old Wells in Central China

Chinese Archeologists Find 9,000-Year-Old Wells in Central China
Chinese Archeologists Find 9,000-Year-Old Wells in Central China

Kinda amazing to think that mere 9000 years ago, a drop in the ocean by universe or even life on earth standards, digging 5 metres under the earth was the greatest achievement of mankind. Nowadays we watch a car being sent into outer space via rectangular piece of plastic and glass.

I feel like someone amazing is being discovered everyday. I don't know what technology smarter people than I have created to make these discoveries so consistently but please keep it up.

What a weird mixture of racism LOL.

I’m pretty sure dinosaurs were walking around then. At least that what my Vice President tells me!

Rat infestation spoils food, donated supplies never sent to Puerto Rico

Rat infestation spoils food, donated supplies never sent to Puerto Rico
Rat infestation spoils food, donated supplies never sent to Puerto Rico

Question..can Puerto Rico sue the company they made contract with? Since goods weren't delivered like agreed upon.

This is about Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration in Kissimmee, Florida.

NOT the story about FEMA contracting Tribute Contracting LLC (a one person company)

JFC people, read the article. /u/alternate-source-bot fucked it up but they're a bot. wtf is your excuse, everyone else?

If they can live and not eat the courthouse, I don't see why not.

but that varies state to state. Not even sure how that would apply country to country

Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States. They are United States citizens so it's the same country.

Actor Jim Carrey says he's deleting his Facebook page and dumping stock because the company 'profited' from Russian election meddling, and he wants you to join him

Actor Jim Carrey says he's deleting his Facebook page and dumping stock because the company 'profited' from Russian election meddling, and he wants you to join him
Actor Jim Carrey says he's deleting his Facebook page and dumping stock because the company 'prof...

I hope the younger generation kills Facebook

I can't dump Facebook.

'Cause I never joined in the first place.

I left facebook because it is cancer to my eyes.

It’s happening anyway. People are spending way less time on Facebook lately.

Trump threatens another government shutdown over border security

Trump threatens another government shutdown over border security

So, he is willing to withhold payments to our men and women in uniform for a stupid fucking wall? Noted.

Why doesn't he just make mexico pay for it like he promised? Solved!

I was told Mexico was going to pay for the wall

I’m pretty conservative when it comes to immigration, but it frustrates me that Trump has put so much attention on the wall. Most illegal immigrants today are coming legally and overstaying their visas, not trekking across the border. This wall is going to be so fucking expensive (financially and politically), and it’s not even going to accomplish its purpose.

France outlaws texting while driving, even when you’re at a red light

France outlaws texting while driving, even when you’re at a red light

From Canada - is this not already law everywhere else?!

It is in Australia

Misleading title, and poor article.

It is already illegal to text while driving in France, and has been so for years and years like in most other western countries.

This article relates, I think, to a very recent court decision that interpreted the law as meaning that it is illegal to text or call even if the car is stopped and the engine is turned off as long as the car is on the road and not on a designated parking space.

I.e., it isn't allowed to stop on the side of the road, turn the engine off, then call/text. One has to find an actual parking space, park, turn the engine off then call/text. Or just get out of the car.

That’s....really dumb. What if you pulled to the side of the road for an emergency? You have to exit the car to make/receive the call? I get the red light part, but if the engine is off what the fuck is gonna happen?

Vietnamese activist jailed for 14 years for live-streaming protest against steel plant’s pollution: The US$10.6 billion steel complex discharged toxins such as cyanide and phenol during a test run in April 2016, killing massive amounts of fish and other sea life along more than 200km of coastline.

Vietnamese activist jailed for 14 years for live-streaming protest against steel plant’s pollution: The US$10.6 billion steel complex discharged toxins such as cyanide and phenol during a test run in April 2016, killing massive amounts of fish and other sea life along more than 200km of coastline.
Vietnamese activist jailed for 14 years for live-streaming protest against steel plant’s pollutio...

During last February’s live-stream on Facebook, Binh commented that the fishermen were stopped and beaten by authorities. Son said Binh told the court that he made the comments, but he denied committing a crime because what he said was true.

His real crime wasn't lying, his crime was telling the truth even when the truth is unpleasant. Jailing people for having morals is a good way to destroy a country long-term.

lasted half a day Tuesday, Hoang Duc Binh was convicted of abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state

Makes sense /s

His crime was getting in the interests of powerful people. If telling the truth benefited them, he wouldn't be in jail.

Several years Decades ago it was found that CPU manufactures (Intel and IBM) were causing severe medical problems to employees who were handling the chemicals used for making components, in particular pregnant women. These companies put up a fight in court but realized the point was moot. There was so much evidence against them (three independent studies some paid for by the manufactures themselves) it was cheaper to just ship their factories overseas. And they did. Over the course of a few years millions of women in East Asia started having health issues and birth defects. But in these countries there's little oversight of this sort of stuff. In 2010 the issue has since come up again when more studies and investigations showed the same health problems in the countries production was outsourced to.

Companies over simplify the reason for outsourcing this stuff by saying, "it's cheaper to manufacture overseas and there's too many regulations." What they really mean to say is, "the process of making our products is a major health concern and it's too expensive to pay the legal fees of harming pregnant women and causing horrific cancer so we'll stay over hear and kill people who we deem as lesser humans."

EDIT: link for the curious.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-06-15/american-chipmakers-had-a-toxic-problem-so-the...

EDIT 2: I want to make sure my post and source match information.

Russia ultimately bears responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria, - US Department of State

Russia ultimately bears responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria, - US Department of State

Unless of course it was carried out by US backed "rebels" or terrorists groups and not the Syrian government. The evidence in past attacks did not support the US official narrative and have been questioned by experts.

Just like the US vetoing the russian proposal? It's quite telling in itself.

Pretty big leap there buddy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWN65F20__o

infonapalm is ukrainian propaganda site

russian journalist is reporting after few hours on Shairat AFB after US attack, and they are not afraid about smth chemical, because there are usual containers for soviet era bombs and other ammunition.

Mysterious Containers: What's Wrong with Chemical Weapons in Syria (english subtitles)

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