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France says it has proof Assad carried out chemical attack that killed 86

France says it has proof Assad carried out chemical attack that killed 86
France says it has proof Assad carried out chemical attack that killed 86

This asshole should finish his investigation before making claims

show it please. Its important for people to see it.

There is an investigation underway... it's a question of days and we will provide proof that the regime carried out these strikes," Jean-Marc Ayrault told LCP television on Wednesday.

This will be an interesting weekend, then.

the investigation is under way, thats it. clickbait title, disappointing content. 1/10 would not recommend.

Scientists say the Great Barrier Reef is officially dying

Scientists say the Great Barrier Reef is officially dying
Scientists say the Great Barrier Reef is officially dying

If only Scientists had warned the world about this before it got to this point.

It has BEEN dying. For years, now.

It's unfortunate. I wish something can be done, but obviously the world refuses to change.

Easy to understand images

How a coral becomes bleached

Infographic

Map of areas under alert

Photo of a fire coral that experienced severe bleaching

Article 2

Wow. That fire coral image just pierced my heart.

I'm infuriated being unable to do more than a few lifestyle changes to help all the way from North America.

Giraffes must be listed as endangered, conservationists formally tell US - Environmental groups point to ‘trophy’ hunting – largely by Americans who travel to Africa. Americans imported 21,402 bone carvings, 3,008 skin pieces & 3,744 hunting trophies from giraffes in last decade.

Giraffes must be listed as endangered, conservationists formally tell US - Environmental groups p...
https://youtu.be/YUA8i5S0YMU

The killer here is poaching and loss of habitat, not trophy hunting. 3,700 trophy kills since 1985 2007 is quite small -- about 115 370 per year. Compare that to the almost 1,800 deaths per year due to other causes.

In addition, some trophy hunting is used to provide funds for conservation efforts. It literally pays people to stop destroying habitat and guard against poachers. Remove trophy hunting and those things -- the bigger killers -- may increase.

EDIT: numbers

Some people just like to kill shit. I never really understood the reason for shooting an animal that poses basically zero threat to you.

Take your facts and totally reasonable assessment of a complicated issue elsewhere! Hunting = bad ok, end of story.

I'd rather have all these animals go extinct than let one more rich American contribute to conservation efforts through their regulated hunting of animals segregated and sometimes bred distinctly for the purpose of hunting.

Edit: Jesus Christ, didn't realise i should have put an /s tag on this. There are some dumb fucking ppl in this thread. Point was its a complicated issue and hunting around the world DOES contribute to conservation efforts, both in breeding and in anti poaching programs. I am not a hunter, just someone who is able to understand both sides of an issue, unlike the frothing extremes displayed below. I highly recommend anyone who gives a shit and is interested in breaking their own confirmation bias look at both the video in the OP i replied to above, as well as the articles someone posted below regarding questionable effectiveness of hunting funded conservation efforts. It ain't simple people.

hunting for meat is cool (deer and such), trophy hunting is sick. edit: I can't spell good, and stuff.

Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in Sunday's Turkish referendum that ended in a close "yes" vote for greater presidential powers, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission said

Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in Sunday's Turkish referendum that ended in a close "yes" vote for greater presidential powers, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission said
Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in Sunday's Turkish referendum that ended in ...

As a Turkish guy I can safely say that most Turkish people have no brains when it comes to politics. Like, not even politics it's just a basic election between "dictatorship" and not dictatorship". smh

These people seem to be under the impression that Erdogan cares about the opinion of the international community.

Can confirm, my parents love him.

That's because he talks in such a way that plays with their emotions. Your parents are not bad people, just gullible in a culture they've been brought up in.

EDIT Ok, just to settle things the young people are bad people but the older folk are more often are not and that's why I don't think they are bad people or people with bad intentions.

for example: My elderly dad didn't go to vote because he couldn't decide who is right or wrong. So, I didn't pressure him. He gets emotional when Erdogan gets on TV because of the way he talks but also likes Ataturk. Some of his friends try to convince him Erdogan is a bad person, some of his friends try to convince him Erdogan is a good person.

Parents in Germany face $26,500 fine if they don’t destroy controversial ‘My Friend Cayla’ dolls: '...researchers found that the dolls were recording users’ and sending this information out to a third party specializing in voice-recognition for police and military forces'

Parents in Germany face $26,500 fine if they don’t destroy controversial ‘My Friend Cayla’ dolls:...

"The agency has now laid out just how parents are to destroy the doll. Parents are asked to fill out a destruction certificate that must be signed by a waste-management company and sent back to the agency for proof."

The doll gets a death certificate...

Parents are asked to fill out a destruction certificate

How amazingly German

I feel bad for the kids who've gotten attached to their dolls. :( "Sorry sweetie, the government says that Cayla has to die for her crimes against humanity."

"But we were gonna play on the swings, Mama!"

My mom is German. My dad is an American scoundrel. Dad would weasel his way ahead in lines and signal for us to join him. Mom would refuse. Was a very conflicted childhood.

US military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests

US military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests

As much as I believe it would piss of NK to do this its probably a bad idea. Using our capabilities unnecessarily allows countries like China, Russia, and NK to gather intelligence on our defensive missile capabilities every time they're used, and then try to find ways around them, they should really only be used when absolutely necessary.

None. Beating them isn't an issue. The issues are:

they've already stated that nuclear weapons WILL be used in the event that they're invaded

Seoul faces considerable artillery damage. There are conflicting estimates about how effective DPRK's border artillery would be against Seoul, but there is still that looming threat

WTF do we do with the NK civilians when we're done? South Korea doesn't want them. Russia doesn't want them. China doesn't want them.

It also helps to have a series of tests on variables that you cannot control like how these missiles are designed by China, North Korea, etc. It isn't always about revealing your hand. The US isn't revealing its hand with its cyberespionage against countries that it doesn't nesessarily agree with. Slowing down development of their missile technology, nuclear weapons, etc might buy more time to work out some deal with China and maybe prevent a war.

Then a war breaks out between the brainwashed people who loved Kim and the people who hated him.

EDIT: and war creates refugees

New documents reveal Allies knew of Holocaust years before previously assumed

New documents reveal Allies knew of Holocaust years before previously assumed
New documents reveal Allies knew of Holocaust years before previously assumed

We've known about the North Korean concentration camps for years and still don't act

His name is Witold Pilecki -- for my money he's the greatest journalist that ever lived (despite never working for a newspaper in his life).

He got himself thrown in Auschwitz, stayed for a year documenting what went on and then managed to escape and get his report into the hands of Allied powers.

Imagine the bravery it takes to intentionally get yourself thrown into Auschwitz.

Wasn't there a Polish Special Ops guy that had to get put in a camp and escape one to get evidence ?

Hitler killed people in other countries, so he had to go.

History has shown that nobody gives a fuck what you do to your own people as long as you don't start killing other countries' subjects err I mean people.

Theresa May announces snap election for June 8th

Theresa May announces snap election for June 8th

I for one am looking forward to the next 6 weeks of lies, finger pointing, and photos of politicians eating "commoner food".

Tactical move to capitalise on the big lead over Labour and the Liberal Democrats. She has to get a political mandate, preferably an overwhelming one, to manage Brexit negotiations.

Lib Dem manifesto to reverse Brexit, resurgence in votes for Lib Dems, shock win followed by Nick Clegg celebratory harlem shake?

Or the  hotdog he ate with a knife and fork.

EDIT: here ya go

Or the hotdog he ate with a knife and fork.

EDIT:

Indian firm's zika virus vaccine 100% efficient in animal trials.

Indian firm's zika virus vaccine 100% efficient in animal trials.
Indian firm's zika virus vaccine 100% efficient in animal trials.

It's efficient? I'm more interested in effective.

It's strange that the chose that headline bc the first line of the story is:

The Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech’s ‘killed Zika virus vaccine’ using an African strain has shown 100% efficacy against mortality and disease in animal studies, a study has shown.

Like you said, 100% efficiency (in economic terms) implies that they used the "socially optimum" amount of vaccines, which means that had they vaccinated a single more animal it would have cost them more than the benefit derived from that last vaccine, whereas effectiveness makes no assumptions about cost, and simply states that all animals were zika-free

Yeah I think the person who wrote the headline does not know the difference between efficacy and efficiency.

Not judging- but English is probably not their first language.

But...but...India steals our IPOs IPs that's why my medication costs 10k$/dose. /s

Haley: Anti-gay abuses in Chechnya ‘cannot be ignored’

Haley: Anti-gay abuses in Chechnya ‘cannot be ignored’
Haley: Anti-gay abuses in Chechnya ‘cannot be ignored’

I'm actually a little impressed she has addressed this. This has been going on for some time and outside of TYT, I haven't heard many news sources covering it.

I personally believe it's very hypocritical to campaign against Russia for anti gay abuses yet ignore countries where being lgbt leads to death or life imprisonment by law like Saudi Arabia, India, and ect.

Wait, is TYT a reliable source?

Short answer: No.

It's so fucking weird that Pence ran a separate campaign as VP from Trump, and now the Ambassador to the UN is using that post to run her own "I've time-warped back to the George W Bush administration" 2020 presidential campaign from the office.

Try one of these subthreads