While every western media outlet keeps their eye on Syria, opposition leader and activist Aleksey Navalny has revealed that General Attorney Yuri Chaika and his family have connections to the Russian mafia.
>>6052 A good summary of events, but it's hard to imagine anything being done about this corruption anytime soon. No doubt that Chaika and his family are already on western sanction/no-fly lists, for what those are worth. It seems little will change as long as Putin remains in power to appoint people like Chaika to positions of power.
>"This is not about forgetting your own roots but living with your roots within our values and social order, and part of this is the unrelenting fight against any form of anti-Semitism," Merkel said on Wednesday.
Well at least she's admitting that their cultural roots aren't all compatible with German society
I don't know what Merkel is expecting to come out of all this. The immigrants that came in the 70s still haven't integrated since the German system fails at promoting/forcing integration. Now they act like these 1.5 million people that came this year will integrate just fine.
Also, why do they talk about integration so much when these are refugees that supposedly should return once the war in Syria is over.
Ireland's deficit will be eliminated before 2018, according to Irish finmin Michael Noonan. Five years ago, Ireland had the highest deficit in the €-zone.
Ireland collected 7.5% (€3bn) more in tax receipts in November than expected, with large increases in corporate tax receipts and VAT receipts. The result: Ireland's 2015 deficit will be 1.7%, not the previously expected 2.1%. Selling state-owned bank shares has also helped Ireland lower its deficit.
Think of it the world in less national terms and more like a market, the prices are not cost but tax levels. These corporations want to move around to avoid taxes above what they believe is acceptable or whatever. Plenty of tax havens already exist, scores of Caribbean islands for example. This should be less, "Fuck them blah blah blah fair share blah blah blah," and more learning from their example. We live in a globalized world and the West needs to learn to compete again, these are Western ideas/concepts.
by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director December 1, 2015
The enactment of statewide laws permitting the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes is associated with an annual reduction in obesity-related medical costs, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Health Economics.
Investigators at Cornell University in New York and San Diego State University in California reviewed twelve years of data from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to examine the effects of medical marijuana laws on body weight, physical wellness,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>4631 They concluded, “These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that MMLs may be more likely to induce marijuana use for health-related reasons among older individuals, and cause substitution toward lower-calorie recreational ‘highs’ among younger individuals.”
The findings are similar to those of other recent observational studies, such as those here and here, concluding that cannabis use is associated with reduced body mass index and obesity.
The abstract of the study, “The Effect of Medical... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping began a five-day trip to Africa in Zimbabwe, where the EU only recently resumed providing aid to the government following years of sanctions. After two days in Zimbabwe, President Xi will travel to South Africa, which will host the first-ever Forum on China-Africa Cooperation to be held in Africa.
>Chinese influence in Africa is on the rise.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>5107 Why? So we can allow governments to become more violent as well? Imposing our political ideas and principles, although corrupt, is the only way to make sure that the atrocity that is African governments make any progress whatsoever.
Multiple victims shot in San Bernardino regional center by 2 or more gunmen who are now on the runAnonymous2015-12-02 21:29:49 Post No. 4790
There are several reports of an active shooter(s) in an Inland regional center in San Bernardino, California, that serves the disabled and needy. Eyewitnesses who finally found a way to escape their offices said about 2 gunmen with masks and bullet proof vests walked into their office and started shooting.
Someone called the police and luckily policemen who were training around that vicinity responded. San Bernardino is 60 miles East of Los Angeles.
20 people have reportedly been shot.
The ambulance, fire department, SWAT, FBI are all at the location... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
ITT: The worst, most unreadable articles you've ever read. http://rapidnewsnetwork.com/four-men-charged-in-shooting-of-minnesota-protesters/326093/ >All four men are in custody, and apparently, they’ve admitted in jailhouse phone conversations that they were at the shooting. >He said Allen “Lance” Scarsella, 23, was charged with one count of second-degree riot and five counts of second-degree assault with a risky weapon for shooting at the demonstrators. >Freeman says Scarsella,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
There was a terrible one written on salon, or gawker, or something. One of the meme leftwing websites.
It was about a University of Notre Dame teacher pressurising blacks into having sex with her white daughter.
The storyline was like a cuckold fantasy that you often see spammed on /pol/ by people who must be extraordinarily pathetic to spend their time in such a way. /pol/ experiences lots of fake articles, people editing real articles to include cuckold stories; for example made-up stories of girls going to refugee camps to have sex with the non-whites. They... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Russian defense briefing presented three smuggling routes for oil to Turkey >Claims Turkish leadership including Erdogen is involved in oil trade with ISIS >Since airstrikes against ISIS their oil income has reduced from $3 million to $1.5 million per day
Don't forget Erdogen recently said he would resign if Russia provided proof his country has been illegally buying ISIS oil.
>>4586 >proof No real solid evidence. Is in the same league as NATO keeps saying it has proof of Russian troops/hardware in Ukraine. The Turkish PM isn't that much of an idiot that he would actually say he would resign if he knew there was solid evidence to tie him to it
>Two new analyses examine 'how a culture of misinformation' can be spread within the American public, according to their author.
>A network of conservative donors and interest groups in the US form an intricate ecosystem effective at converting dollars to public doubts about global warming.
>That is the broad conclusion from an exhaustive analysis of 20 years' worth of IRS documents, as well as speeches, blog posts, books, and position papers from politicians, conservative think tanks, and trade groups.
>The analysis spans two research papers, the latest of which was published Monday in Nature Climate Change. It follows a study published Nov. 23 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that in effect set the table for the latest study.
the study: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/11/18/1509433112.abstract
>Taken together, the analyses by Yale University sociologist Justin Farrell, does the best job yet of connecting the dots along the paths from donation to representation of contrarian viewpoints by politicians and in the media, from whom people take many of their cues on policy, says Robert Brulle, a sociologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
>Monday's study fills what Dr. Brulle calls a key gap in the sequence of steps that leads from donations to the appearance of climate-contrarian language in the media,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>In trying to help answer that question, the new work “adds a level of detail and integration that we did not previously have,” adds Naomi Oreskes, professor of the history of science at Harvard University and co-author of the book, “Merchants of Doubt,” in an e-mail.
>Farrell opted to treat climate contrarians as a social movement and searched for the links between all of the key players to gauge their relative influence with politicians and the media.
>Initial outlines... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Prior to this analysis, “we didn't know that there was a difference between these two groups,” Brulle says. “We knew there were variations among groups, but we hadn't tied that to their funding.”
>Perhaps more important, the money was a signal of the recipients' places nearest the center of the contrarian network. That's where the money goes because “they are better organized and better connected, which leads to more influence,” Farrell notes.
>In... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>With the Flash name now a liability in the tech world, Adobe announced today that it will kill the Flash name, in deference to the emergence of HTML5 as an online video standard, and reintroduce the software as Adobe Animate CC in January.
>Adobe says that the rebrand is “much more than just a name change” and unveiled a new video today in which Michael Chaize, principal Creative Cloud evangelist, explains... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>The biggest change this time has been the removal of the Desktop Notification Centre after three years. Google has said that this was down to lack of use. At the end of the day, it is a feature that is best served in an operating system, not a browser. As such, it remains part of Chrome OS but any calls to its API from the browser version will now throw up an error. >Also included are 41 security... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>David Cameron has told MPs that bombing IS in Syria will "keep the British people safe" - but Jeremy Corbyn said his case for war "doesn't stack up". >Mr Cameron faced calls to apologise for saying opponents of military action were "terrorist sympathisers", with Mr Corbyn saying it "demeaned" his office. >The 10 hour Commons debate will end with a vote on whether... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>4600 I think that the decision of the UK to fight Daesh is more nuanced than for America. Many of the most recent Islamic terrorist attacks have taken place in Europe. It's true that Daesh is becoming stronger but the majority of the terrorists (if not all of them) have been home-grown. That's why I don't think that destroying Daesh will stop terrorist attacks in Europe.
The problem is deeper than "bomb these guys and call it a day." The Western world is seen as islamaphobic by these guys and we... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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