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The USA has deployed 13 UH-60 and HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in Latvia as part of the Atlantic Resolve operation (Atlantic Resolve - Ed.) And with a view to strengthening the region’s security. About it informs the Ministry of Defense of Latvia on Friday, February 8.

It is noted that the helicopters are located at the airbase of the national armed forces of Latvia in Lielvarde. Also, as part of the rotation, about 150 US servicemen arrived in the country for nine months, serving in the 3rd battalion of the 1st combat aviation brigade.

Americans will operate helicopters, conduct joint training with the Latvian military and NATO deployed troops.

They let us in. What's the problem? :^)
And this is bad how? We do exercises in the Baltics all the time, this is far from the first.
And what? If the real war - then the first missile will bury the helicopters, the airbase and 150 US servicemen. This is nothing.
Its Latvia, Ivan, not "Ex-Soviet Union". Its a separate country with a separate people, just like Eastern Poland, Ukraine and Estonia.

No amount of sticking your fingers in your ears and yelling "LALALA EVERYTHING IS RUSSIAN LALALA" is going to change that.

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New science suggests that it was the native American genocide by the Europeans that caused the little ice age
The “Little Ice Age” of the 16th and 17th centuries was triggered by the genocide of indigenous people in the Americas by European settlers, new research suggests.
Scientists have long wondered what caused the drop in temperatures so severe that it caused the River Thames to freeze over.
New analysis by University College London (UCL) argues that so many people were slaughtered or died of disease that the amount of agricultural land dramatically reduced, which in turn sucked carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.
Known as the “Great Dying,” the upheavals following the first contact with Europeans in 1492 is thought to have cut the population of 60 million living across the Americas down to five or six million within just 100 years. Published in Quaternary Science Reviews, the study found that much of the land previously cultivated by indigenous civilizations would have fallen into disuse, becoming swallowed up by forest and grassland.
It estimates that an area of 56 million hectares, roughly the size of modern-day France, would have been “rewilded” in this way.

The scale of the change is believed to have drawn an amount of CO2 from the atmosphere equivalent to two years of fossil fuel emissions at the present rate.
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wth is ur problem
Didn't Genghis Khan and his army kill millions?
Did that cause any sort of ice age?
several centuries of war and small pox plagues can't be compared to one incredibly successful warlord.
>New science suggests
>science suggests
lol, what kind of bullshit propaganda phrase is that?

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President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order next week that would ban Chinese telecommunication equipment from U.S. wireless networks, Politico reported late Thursday, citing three sources.
Those sources said the Trump administration plans to release the directive before a major industry conference, MWC Barcelona, which starts on Feb. 25, to signal the importance of cybersecurity in future high-end technology contracts.
As infrastructure for the next generation of ultra-high speed internet, known as 5G, is being developed, U.S. officials want "to move the needle" on security, a source close to the administration told Politico.

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These info sells only exist so they can predict the market. Obviously isn't enough for them to get unlimited debt and tax cuts, they are so incompetent that they also need to know exactly what you doing to sell their shit products.
>so they can predict the market
And therefore correctly distribute the capital to the correct area. You might see it as competition, smart investors see a bigger more complex system they have the burden to drive.
>Obviously isn't enough for them to get unlimited debt and tax cuts
>they are so incompetent that they also need to know exactly what you doing to sell their shit products.
You're right, they are human and not robots. They're trying to tame a chaotic fire or consuming beast.
Plus they lie to you to protect your eyes from the fact that your just a cell in a larger organism in reality. They need to in order for the mind of the system to have a will and the ability to think. Otherwise it'd be more correct to compare the system to a robot.
The core point is that CIA/NSA/FBI aren't doing government business, they aren't protecting people, they are in business of SELLING. That's the core point. They don't want to be buyers. It's not a question of privacy or protection of USA, it's a question of business. All of Middle Eastern and Latin American regime changes were just about controlling the price, has nothing to do with protecting USA, since not only does USA gets those war migrants, there also isn't any effort made to fix anything, they like poor people, easier to buy and control. Eventually control and power boils down to poor not being able to have money to buy stuff away from those who have control and power. I am sure if you really escape their watch eye and become successful and don't get ruined by some financial crisis they orchestrate, they will literally sniff your password to your business and delete your data bases, that's what they eventually want the most with control over information, to just click and delete your company.
Good, fuck those insectoids.
hahaha chinks BTFO

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Senate liberals are proposing legislation that would prevent companies from buying back their own shares unless they first pay workers at least $15 an hour and offer paid time off and health benefits.

Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer of New York and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont outlined their plan in a New York Times op-ed published Sunday. The proposal would slap "preconditions" on a company's ability to buy its own shares.

"Our legislation would set minimum requirements for corporate investment in workers and the long-term strength of the company as a precondition for a corporation entering into a share buyback plan. The goal is to curtail the overreliance on buybacks while also incentivizing the productive investment of corporate capital," they wrote.

Last year, more than $1 trillion in buybacks were announced by large companies after a corporate tax cut pushed through Washington in late 2017 left companies with a lot of extra cash to spend. But instead of significantly raising worker pay or investing in equipment, companies mostly used the cash to buy their stock. And some large companies are buying back billions of dollars of shares while announcing layoffs and factory and store closings, the senators wrote.

For example, Walmart announced a $20 billion share buyback while it was laying off hundreds and closing Sams Club stores. The column cites a Roosevelt Institute analysis that the retailer could have used the money instead to raise hourly wages to $15.

Harley-Davidson is buying back 15 million shares while closing a plant in Kansas City, Mo., Wells Fargo spent billions of dollars on buybacks while "openly plotting" to cut 10 percent of its workforce, the senators said.

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There's a positive side effect to this that nobody is talking about. Most executives make a lot of their money from stock. There's nothing wrong with executives making money, but most people in the industry agree that executive compensation has become an arms race at this point. If companies no longer have tons of stock to hand out to executives it may force companies to make their executive compensation closer to what it was 20-30 years ago and reset the playing field.

quite based tbh
>muh companies
They are buying shares to get more profit? People are idiots anyway to invest into those companies.
Bosses are using company's money so that bosses can get more profit, not companies. Companies are closing and will be sold at end anyway to some foreigner or native Jew, for even more profit.
>There's nothing magic about the free market. It's you and me deciding things instead of corporations

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> https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/mueller-says-russians-using-his-discovery-materials-disinformation-effort-n964811

> The information appears to have come from the materials shared with attorneys for Concord Management, one of several Russian entities accused of election meddling.

> Russians are using materials obtained from special counsel Robert Mueller's office in a disinformation campaign apparently aimed at discrediting the investigation into Moscow's election interference, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

> One or more people associated with the special counsel's case against Russian hackers made statements last October claiming to have stolen discovery materials that were originally provided by Mueller to Concord Management, Mueller's team said in court documents filed on Wednesday in the Russian troll farm case.

Now we know why there are so many Russian shills working overtime!
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>What is the discovery? Give me bullet points with evidence.
>Next it will be Martians.
You don't say....
They discovered that the investigated hadn't discovered much.
How did they do that though?
ive seen the movie. its some scandinavian movie but i forget its name. its named something about light in the dark or something and is something about apples and baking a pie (im serious)
dude's brother is a gun nut in norway or sweden or something and gets an ak47 for his birthday
discovery is a legal term you absolute fucking potatoes


>With little public fanfare, U.S. Cyber Command, the military’s new center for combating electronic attacks against the United States, has launched operations to deter and disrupt Russians who have been interfering with the U.S. political system.

>Like other U.S. cyberwar activities, the disruption effort against Russia is cloaked in secrecy. But it appears to involve, in part, a warning to suspected Russian hackers that echoes a menacing phrase that’s a staple of many fictional crime and spy thrillers: “We know where you live.”

>Beginning last fall, before the midterm elections, Cyber Command began directly contacting Russians who were linked to operations, such the Internet Research Agency, that allegedly helped coordinate Moscow’s campaign to subvert the 2016 presidential election. The apparent aim was to put people on notice that their covers had been blown, and that their ability to work and travel freely might be affected.

>U.S. officials believe the disruption effort has frazzled some of the Russian targets and may have deterred some interference during the midterms. The operation was first reported by the New York Times on Oct. 23, and additional details have emerged from public and private sources.

>One unlikely public confirmation of the warning campaign came from Yevgeny Zubarev, the director of the St. Petersburg-based Federal News Agency . Justice Department prosecutors have alleged that Zubarev’s information website, known by the acronym FAN, was part of the same covert-action network as the Internet Research Agency.
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>This tactic of outing Russian cyberoperatives may have a “deterrent effect,” argues Thomas Rid, a Johns Hopkins University professor and author of the forthcoming book “Active Measures: A History of Disinformation.” He explained during an interview: “We know from history that when intelligence officers who have prized secrecy their entire careers are exposed, it is a punch in the gut.”

>Cyber Command’s doctrine in more aggressively targeting Russian manipulation was outlined by Gen. Paul Nakasone, the unit’s commander, in the current issue of Joint Force Quarterly. He said that past efforts to combat adversaries who penetrated U.S. networks or Internet sites “have not worked,” and that the United States instead needed to take the offensive and “persistently engage” these adversaries through what he called “defending forward.”

>Describing the activities of the Russia Small Group, a joint intelligence community effort to combat Russian interference in the 2018 midterm elections, Nakasone explained: “We are in constant contact with our adversaries in cyberspace. ... How do we warn, how do we influence our adversaries, how do we position ourselves in case we have to achieve outcomes in the future?” The direct messaging to Russian operatives was part of that warning effort.

>In combating Russian information operations last year, Cyber Command and the National Security Agency are said to have furnished information they had obtained about Russian trolling and passed it to the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, which then warned social media platforms and other organizations to counter the threats. Facebook, Twitter and other companies have recently announced steps to curtail foreign manipulation through fake accounts, but they’ve said little about how they obtained their evidence.

>Nakasone’s new doctrine moves the United States closer to Russia’s approach of treating cyberspace as part of a continuum of warfare. Rather than a binary on/off switch, conflict is now seen as something closer to a rheostat, which can be dialed up or down as conditions require. In the cyberwar ladder of escalation, operations range from “shaping the battlespace” in preparation for conflict (zero), to deterring (one), seizing the initiative (two), dominating the adversary (three) and transitioning back to normal activities (four).

>In combating Russian election interference, Cyber Command evidently restricted its operations to phases one and two.

>Nakasone has likened his “defend forward” approach to the way Navy ships operate at sea, rather than staying in port, or the way Air Force planes patrol the skies, instead of remaining at airfields.

>Nakasone warned that, rather than hoping to deter cyber adversaries through the threat of retaliation, “we will operate continuously to present our decision-makers with up-to-date options.” One cyber expert bluntly explained the strategy this way: “We’d rather kill the archer than dodge arrows.”

>We’ve repeated so often that a new age of warfare is dawning, with cyber and other forms of high-tech conflict, that it’s easy to miss the importance of this inflection point. A foreign adversary conspired to undermine the American political system. The United States has responded, after initial uncertainty, by taking its cyberdefense into the heart of the adversary’s networks of covert manipulation.

>Now that the battle has been joined, the world will be living in a contested information space, indefinitely.
There goes my travel passport
(in the voice of Mike graves)
Never gonna catch me
Never gonna catch me
Never gonna catch me
I'm the crimson ghost!

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Instead of letting jag offs run the place lets make sure they're smart enough first.

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>Completely representative democracy needs to represent the uneducated majority
Uhh no it doesn't. The idea of a representative democracy is that the average person is less experienced and less capable of properly understanding policy decisions and its best to let experienced people handle those decisions. The fatal flaw is that those average people still elect the representatives and in our country those people are distrustful of experts and instead believe in a book that talks about magic beings
You could be legimitately retarded and still double 400 million. You would have to be an actual vegetable in order to fuck that up.
Land owning white males are the ones who voted overwhelmingly for trump, and even then he still almost lost.
Who's "we' in that sentence?
Where can I see the stats for that?

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Nasa scientists have landed for the first time on one of the world’s newest islands, and discovered the three-year-old land mass is now covered in a sticky, mysterious mud, as well as vegetation and bird life.

The volcanic island sprang up in the ocean surrounding Tonga three years ago, one of only three new islands to emerge in the last 150 years that have survived more than a few months.

Dan Slayback of Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center was desperate to visit the remote location, because scientists still have scant knowledge about how and why new islands form. A team from Nasa visited in October – after previously studying the island using only satellite imagery – and Slayback detailed their findings in a Nasa blog post.
A light-coloured, sticky, clay-like mud continues to “baffle” Slayback and his team, as to exactly what it is, what it is made of and where it is coming from.

“In the satellite images, you see this light-coloured material,” he said. “It’s mud, this light-coloured clay mud. It’s very sticky. So even though we’d seen it we didn’t really know what it was, and I’m still a little baffled of where it’s coming from. Because it’s not ash.”

Rock samples were collected for mineral analysis, and a high-precision GPS unit and aerial drone was deployed to estimate the island’s elevation and more closely survey the uninhabited new land.

“It really surprised me how valuable it was to be there in person for some of this,” Slayback said.

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Holy crap.

And these scientist said there’s no way the Atlantis story could be true! Lol. If science is your religion, you are not living life properly, their are more things in this universe that science will never understand than it will ever.
Based retard
the earths core has a lot of radio-actives;
part of the end decay for a lot of the reactions is gases like helium;
these gasses build up;
land floats on them;
one day there is a volcanic eruption where the earth lets out a big fart and the land sinks.


AAG Whitaker has been called to Congress to answer questions. Hearing started at 9:30 Eastern time.
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What a shitshow.
>which raises questions about whether he was given some sort of heads up from DOJ that the FBI was coming for him.
I love how this conspiracy theorizing is perfectly valid instead of just going with the assumption Stone was aware of the atmosphere than CNN was.
I think you missed a word in there anon.

The appointee is getting his bonafides so he can come back in 30 years for the next ruinous administration of morons.
To have Whitaker lie under oath when he said he never discussed the case with Trump or interfere with it.



The coffin passed the Japanese embassy in Seoul, accompanied on its final journey by mourners waving banners and holding yellow butterflies.

Cries of "Japan must apologise" rang out above the crowd, while others quietly sobbed.

It was not your usual funeral procession. But then, Kim Bok-dong was not your usual woman, and this was her final act of resistance against a country which had stolen so much from her.

Kim was one of thousands of so-called "comfort women" rounded up by the Japanese army and forced to work as sex slaves for years on end.

She died on Monday, at the age of 92, without ever receiving the apology she wanted; still railing against the injustice; still angry with Japan for taking the life she could and should have had.

"I was born a woman," she said, "but I never lived as a woman."

'I had to comply'

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>say women were not discredited
>say at the same time they didn't have the right to vote.
Sorry, anon, that's textbook discrimination. Buy yourself a better brain.
Japan just has to apologise and then you can actually try to make people feel guilty with videos like that.
Oh, no, Japan, who did horrible, horrible thing to Korea and never even admitted it is now hated by Korea. What were the odds of that ?
Imagine if a bunch of holocaust deniers were in charge of Germany.
>Kim Bok-dong
yeah i bet she had some bok-dong in her life

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Meanwhile, while America is trying to build some kind of wall we have it all figured out up in this piece.
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>productive society

Nice joke, Leaf, the only thing you get by dealing with these "people" is destruction.
>he says using the homeless to make a political point
>just like everyone else
I think that horse is a little too high for you anon
Human trafficing is also counted as forms of slavery in these numbers. This means even in countries like America you have a percentage of people that are modern day slaves.

War zones and the areas around them simply blow up in these number due to all the trafficing.
Oh they are white, from the inside.
If your great plan isn't making niggers, spics, and pajeets literally non-existent then you haven't figured out a goddamn thing.

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Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Paruby signed at a plenary meeting on Thursday the law adopted on the same day stating the country's course for membership in the European Union and NATO in the Constitution of Ukraine.

After that, the law will be sent for signature to the President of Ukraine.

The speaker said that attempts are being made to register the draft decree on repealing the decision of the Rada, by which the people's deputies finally approved the constitutional changes regarding the course of membership in the EU and NATO.

"We received an explanation from the lawyers of the apparatus and the regulation committee, which gave a clear position on this issue: changes to the Constitution are considered by a separate procedure, unlike other legislative acts, and they are not subject to the rule on rulings that can cancel their actions", - declared A. Paruby.

“In accordance with Part 11 of Article 49 of the regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, I now have the right to urgently sign the amendments to the Constitution that we have adopted today,” the chairman of parliament added.

As reported, the Verkhovna Rada, with a vote of 334 votes on Thursday, approved in general the President’s Bill No. 9037, amending the Constitution of Ukraine on the state’s strategic course to acquire Ukraine’s full membership in the EU and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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Poland was pretty good for the Eurocrats, lots of passably educated workers who were willing to move anywhere and work for shit wages.

Not good for people competing with them, but the EU is a neoliberal institution that wasn't really meant to benefit humans.
The EU was willing to put limits on Polish migration. It was the UK government that waived those limits and opened itself up to being swamped.
Another triumph for neoliberalism!
That happened because the UK government is substantially more infatuated with neoliberalism than the EU is. The EU actually has a some social democrats and right-wing nationalists running a few of the countries in it. The UK, on the other hand, is nothing but deregulation, privatization, immigration, tax cuts for the rich, and sucking off the financial industry.
What do you expect when they never killed their landed nobility?

An Indiana school superintendent has been charged with fraud for using her insurance to obtain medical treatment for a student.

Casey Smitherman, who heads Elmwood Community Schools outside Indianapolis, has been charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor in an insurance fraud case stemming from an incident in which she took a sick student to an urgent care facility and used her son's name to obtain treatment.

"I am committed to this community and our students and I regret if this action has undermined your trust in me," Smitherman said in a statement released by her attorney.

Smitherman said she became worried about the 15-year-old student when he missed school on Jan. 9, according to court documents, the Indianapolis Star reported Thursday.

"After making sure he had eaten, I could tell he had some of the symptoms of strep throat," Smitherman said in the statement. "As a parent, I know how serious this illness can be if left untreated, and I took him to an emergency clinic."

She acknowledged taking the teen to St. Vincent Immediate Care and getting a prescription for an antibiotic in her son's name.

"I know this action was wrong," Smitherman said. "In the moment, my only concern was for this child’s health."

The bill was $233, according to court documents.

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> The sky is blue.
> Citation!
> Look out the window.
> That's not a source, silly.
Looking at it right now, it's black with some white dots.
Guess the sky isn't blue!
Is that the argument we want to supporting here?
It just means we need to nationalize everything and cut out the private sector.
False equivalence. Post your source.
funny cuz im in america n i have to use a shitbucket for the camper which was made from a school bus

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>At least 60 people have been killed in an attack carried out by militant group Boko Haram this week, Amnesty International confirmed Friday.

>The attack on the northwest Nigerian town of Rann took place Monday and marked one of the most lethal in the group’s at least 10-year history, targeting those who had already been displaced by the ongoing conflict in what Amnesty indicated “may amount to possible war crimes.”

>“Those responsible must be brought to justice,” Osai Ojigho, the Nigeria director for the human rights body state.

>The attack came two weeks after Boko Haram, a jihadist group that at one point aligned with ISIS, seized control of Rann and ran out Nigerian soldiers stationed there.

>Ojigho said that witnesses told Amnesty investigators that soldiers abandoned their posts the day before the deadly attack, “demonstrating the authorities’ utter failure to protect civilians.”

>A security source told Reuters that Nigerian troops returned to Rann in mid-January, accompanied by Cameroonian troops from a Multi-National Joint Task Force, but the soldiers then left – citing a lack of troops, weapons, and equipment.

>Escalating violence perpetrated by Boko Haram in recent weeks forced 30,000 people out of Nigeria’s northeast and into Cameroonian last weekend alone, the UN Refugee agency stated this week.

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>Nigerian government claims
That's the problem. The Nigerian president ran on a wag the dog platform and has plunged the country even deeper into debt with corrupt infrastructure deals.

So Nigeria's knee-deep in shit, and soon it will be waist deep in shit. Rather unfortunate for that country.
Yeah it's looking more and more like when the Nigerian government inevitably collapses it will be the next big humanitarian crisis of the 2020s after the Syrian war. That is unless the Myanmar campaign against the Rohingya turns it up a notch and spreads into a racewar in Bangladesh..

Just idle speculation at any rate. But since we're on the subject here's some more relevant old news about how fucked they are down there for context.
Good God, that's terrible for the country. Well hopefully maybe this time Biafra can split off permanently.
>Well hopefully maybe this time Biafra can split off permanently.

I was just going to say.

This EMS worker’s job is at risk because of your stupid fucking antics. Anything you have to say for yourselves?
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Paramedic here, working EMS is a one track way to becoming a racist.
Libs are the only people to appropriate neutral gestures as bad.
And sperg out they did.
I remember it made national news on some liberal media stations win some guy at the White House was caught fixing his tie and one of his hands made the okay symbol while doing it and they said he was flashing white power symbols on national TV
how specific
Don't you remember the "terrorist fist jab"? Now that was some funny shit.

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