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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.

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.

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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.

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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

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.

Hole accidentally cut in U.K. museum floor reveals stairs to hidden tomb of five archbishops

Hole accidentally cut in U.K. museum floor reveals stairs to hidden tomb of five archbishops

this tomb is crammed with the remains of former Archbishops of Canterbury.

Elegantly put.

I appreciate how, after discovering a chamber under the hole, they do the sensible thing:

Attaching a mobile phone to a stick, they dropped it into the void.

Horror movie protagonists could take a lesson from them.

Canterbury Tomb. Kind of like a Cadbury Egg, but the goo inside isn't caramel.

Whoever accidentally made the hole got out of trouble by discovering the stairs. Talk about good luck.

Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight with no compensation. The two passengers, who had booked non-refundable accommodation in Italy, were told that the next available Easyjet flight was four days later.

Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight with no compensation. The two passengers, who had booked non-refundable accommodation in Italy, were told that the next available Easyjet flight was four days later.
Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight with no compensation. The two passengers, who had boo...

The airline failed to tell them they were entitled to a flight the same day with another airline, or to compensation as stipulated under EU rules

THIS WAS ME! We are in Italy now. We flew with monarch in the end

Or a combination of an alternate flight and compensation for arriving late.

If a ticket doesn't scan "properly" it doesn't scan at all - it doesn't mess up and allocate seats anyway. Classic blame shifting.

Turkey: Teachers detained on coup charges while casting votes in referendum

Turkey: Teachers detained on coup charges while casting votes in referendum

As a Czech citizen, seeing this happening so close to Europe feels so bizzare. Totalitarianism par excellance.

is erdogan basically a dictator now?

Guess I'll be taking my tourist dollars someplace where I can't be prosecuted for expressing an opinion.

Yes.

With North Korean soldiers standing less than 100 feet behind him at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Vice President Mike Pence told CNN that Pyongyang should understand that the Trump administration's approach toward the regime will be different than that of past US presidents.

With North Korean soldiers standing less than 100 feet behind him at the Korean Demilitarized Zon...

"We're going to abandon the failed policy of strategic patience. But we're going to redouble our efforts to bring diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea. Our hope is that we can resolve this issue peaceably,"

So basically what we've already been doing. No war or anything, but we're gonna keep sanctions and hope we can smoke them out.

We need to make sure to build in some real off ramps. To paraphrase Sun Tzu... Never make it so that your enemy's only choice is to fight, build them a golden bridge to retreat across.

I'll be honest, I assumed China would always intervene on behalf of the DPRK, but with their government basically saying "fuck off" after China's attempts to ease tensions... Well North Korea may have just pissed off its only friend

Excellent reference - The acme of excellence is to win without fighting. Everything else is perfectly valid, yet inferior.

No doubt the US can overpower North Korea, but i for one will prefer it if we can do it with a minimal loss of life. No American or South Korean should have to die because of a crazy dictator with half a million conscripts.

Of course, it still has to be dealt with, somehow.

Try one of these subthreads