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The victim, known as Ruby, was abused for several years by the man, who was her legal guardian, according to a report by the Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership, made up of council officers, and local NHS and police leaders.

Ruby then became pregnant and needed a partnership, and it was only at this point that the campaign of abuse came to light.

Some concerns were raised about the paedophile's previous criminal record, but the local authorities did not look for more legal advice before giving the girl into his care.

The report found that the authorities who decided to grant the man custody "over-relied" on old information which led them to believe that he posed a “relatively low risk to young girls”.
Why Aren't You Angry About White Paedophiles, Nick Asks Protester

The man "gave the appearance of co-operating" and authorities did not show any "professional curiosity" in the fact that he could be a predator.

The victim told the review into her abuse that at first she did not understand what he had done to her as abuse, because it had “always” happened for as long as she could remember.

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The report said: “Throughout the process of this review, neither the independent author nor the independent chair have heard from any professional who has not expressed concern regarding the decision made in court.

"Yet, at the time, all trusted the assessment of risk that (the offender) could potentially pose and accepted the court decision.”

Commenting on the report, the partnership said: “We commissioned a fully independent child safeguarding practice review in relation to Ruby and the multi-agency services that she and her family received.

“Significant changes to systems and practice have been implemented as a result of the important learning achieved through the review, and other related multi-agency developments are underway that will result in further improvement.

“The Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership Executive and the wider children and young people’s partnership are fully committed to continually reviewing how agencies in Leeds work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in Leeds.”
ty, it's an amazing story
>“Significant changes to systems and practice have been implemented as a result of the important learning achieved through the review, and other related multi-agency developments are underway that will result in further improvement.
I like how they are vague on details about what these "changes" are.
What is wrong with the justice system in the UK? Seems like punishing the victim is a recurring trend there.
>The independent review found that although professionals had concerns over the man's previous convictions, they did not seek legal advice as they should have done and instead granted the paedophile guardianship over Ruby.

>He had committed multiple child sexual offences in the years before he was given custody.
This isn't just the fault of the "professionals", it is the fault of those higher up the ladder for not putting in sufficient checks and balances to make sure the people they hire to make these decisions are reputable and competent. The whole system is rotten.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Thursday that last week's computer system outage that temporarily grounded all U.S. airline departures was caused by the accidental removal of files.

Driving the news: A preliminary review determined that "contract personnel unintentionally deleted files while working to correct synchronization between the live primary database and a backup database," the agency said in a statement.

The big picture: The outage of the system that sends pilots safety alerts and other critical information caused thousands of delays and cancellations and cost airlines billions of dollars.

Details: The FAA, which is still investigating the outage, has so far found no evidence of a cyber-attack or malicious intent, per the agency.

They've made the necessary repairs to the system and taken steps to make the Notice to Air Missions System system more resilient, according to the statement.

What they're saying: "The agency is acting quickly to adopt any other lessons learned in our efforts to ensure the continuing robustness of the nation’s air traffic control system," the FAA said.
>contract personnel
Who was the contractor?
Someone who shouldn't be used again.

Neymar is the first man to appear on Lisa's Insta, of BLACKPINK. (BLΛƆKPIИK)


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Fearing prosecution under a new law on library books, a group of teachers in Florida are using construction paper to hide their classrooms’ libraries from students. Manatee County School District Superintendent Kevin Chapman said teachers were instructed to remove books from their classrooms that had not yet been approved by a media specialist, who would determine if the content was “free of pornography” and appropriate for the designated grade level. However, rather than going through the process of checking whether their books—sometimes hundreds—had been authorized, teachers closed up shop altogether and fashioned construction-paper barriers to keep students from selecting any of the reading materials. “If you have a lot of books like I do, probably several hundred, it is not practical to run all of them through (the vetting process) so we have to cover them up,” Manatee High School teacher Don Falls said. “It is not only ridiculous but a very scary attack on fundamental rights.” Some teachers posted photos of their locked-up books on social media, demonstrating the exhausting book-vetting process. “It’s a scary thing to have elementary teachers have to worry about being charged with a third-degree felony because of trying to help students develop a love of reading,” Manatee Education Association President Pat Barber said.
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>claims wokeness doesn't exist in florida classrooms
>has pictures of shirtless men pinned up in his classroom
why am i not surprised
>It's my constitutional right to show half naked men to children
Lol no, tough luck chud
He looks like he has HIV too.
>Third worlders detected
Campaign to put the book White Identity by Jared Taylor in every public school and then I'll take your concern about book banning seriously.

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In 2019, a few weeks after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, the Trump administration flipped the script and began investigating the investigators.

Attorney General Bill Barr appointed US Attorney John Durham to investigate those government officials who had presumed to look into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

The FBI’s Trump-Russia probe, Barr argued publicly, was born of chasing thin conspiracy theories and relied on phony evidence, and its investigators were either blinded by political bias or acting with blatant political motives.

And then Durham and Barr proceeded to do all those same things.

A new, detailed exposé by the New York Times’s Charlie Savage, Adam Goldman, and Katie Benner digs into what exactly happened with the nearly four-year Durham investigation, which is purportedly about to conclude, and it isn’t pretty. Anecdote after anecdote portrays Durham and Barr as believing in conspiracy theories without evidence but with clear political motives to bolster one of Trump’s favorite arguments: that he was the victim of a nefarious plot.

Basically, Durham and Barr wanted to prove that the Trump-Russia investigation was manufactured in bad faith by either “deep state” officials or the Clinton campaign (or both), with the goal of hurting Trump politically. Again and again, Durham pursued various versions of this theory, and again and again, he fell short of proving his case.

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>A new, detailed exposé by the New York Times’s Charlie Savage, Adam Goldman, and Katie Benner digs into what exactly happened with the nearly four-year Durham investigation, which is purportedly about to conclude, and it isn’t pretty.
Post a link to the NYT story
>huge media storm over the vague announcement of durham's probe 'turning criminal' in the middle of 2020
>everyone expects it's because impropriety by the fbi and clinton against the trump campaign was uncovered at last
>turns out was because durham found evidence of financial crimes by trump
>durham quietly closes the probe and decides not to press charges of any kind
holy lmao
because crime is okay when Republicans do it, mmhmm
No shit. Why are we looking at a vox retelling of the NYT story?
Vox is shit.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Search for the word “climate” on Twitter and the first automatic recommendation isn’t “climate crisis” or “climate jobs” or even “climate change” but instead “climate scam.”

Clicking on the recommendation yields dozens of posts denying the reality of climate change and making misleading claims about efforts to mitigate it.

Such misinformation has flourished on Twitter since it was bought by Elon Musk last year, but the site isn’t the only one promoting content that scientists and environmental advocates say undercuts public support for policies intended to respond to a changing climate.

“What’s happening in the information ecosystem poses a direct threat to action,” said Jennie King, head of climate research and response at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based nonprofit. “It plants those seeds of doubt and makes people think maybe there isn’t scientific consensus.”

The institute is part of a coalition of environmental advocacy groups that on Thursday released a report tracking climate change disinformation in the months before, during and after the U.N. climate summit in November.

The report faulted social media platforms for, among other things, failing to enforce their own policies prohibiting climate change misinformation. It is only the latest to highlight the growing problem of climate misinformation on Twitter.

Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, allowed nearly 4,000 advertisements on its site — most bought by fossil fuel companies — that dismissed the scientific consensus behind climate change and criticized efforts to respond to it, the researchers found.
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>produce enough of your horse cum paste so it transplants vaccines
Man something tells me that the thought of that sort of thing really turns you on
Vaccines in general can also have various side-effects, but nobody cared until this newest vaccine was politicized.
Actually, not even true. The full-on anti-vax movement was being politicized and publicized as early as 2012 or so.
It was around the time of swine flu if I remember right. This was the first time there was a "new normal", social distancing, and all the blah blah blah. Or was is SARS-COV-1? Who can remember. Every 4 years there's some stupid asian flu horeshit that ends up being mild.

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>Republican lawmakers who've spread election conspiracy theories and falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential outcome was rigged are overseeing legislative committees charged with setting election policy in two major battleground states


HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Republican lawmakers who have spread election conspiracy theories and falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential outcome was rigged are overseeing legislative committees charged with setting election policy in two major political battleground states.

Divided government in Pennsylvania and Arizona means that any voting restrictions those GOP legislators propose is likely to fail. Even so, the high-profile appointments give the lawmakers a platform to cast further doubt on the integrity of elections in states that will be pivotal in selecting the next president in 2024.

Awarding such plum positions to lawmakers who have repeated conspiracies and spread misinformation cuts against more than two years of evidence showing there were no widespread problems or fraud in the last presidential election. It also would appear to run counter to the message delivered in the November midterm elections, when voters rejected election-denying candidates running for top offices in presidential battleground states.

At the same time, many mainstream Republicans are trying to move past the lies told by former President Donald Trump and his allies about his loss to President Joe Biden.

“It is an issue that many Americans and many Pennsylvanians are tired of seeing litigated and relitigated over and over," said Pennsylvania state Sen. Amanda Cappalletti, the ranking Democrat on the Senate committee that handles election legislation. "I think we’re all ready to move on, and we see from audit after audit that our elections are secure, they are fair and that people’s votes are being counted.”
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Good posts
Reddit mods and troons have invaded the board during their dilating hour.
Pay them no attention.

All fields
seething. you'd probably be happier if you accepted reality. an attempt to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power is a coup
Where did /news/ touch you given you've brought up your sexual fetish in multiple threads now.

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WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Former President Donald Trump warned his fellow Republicans on Friday not to "destroy" federal retirement and health benefits as they try to exact spending cuts from President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies in the looming debate over the debt ceiling.

"Under no circumstances should Republicans vote to cut a single penny from Medicare or Social Security," Trump said in a two-minute video message posted to social media that could test his influence among Republicans who now control the U.S. House of Representatives.

"Do not cut the benefits our seniors worked for and paid for their entire lives. Save Social Security. Don't destroy it!"

Trump's call to protect the two single largest federal spending programs could put him at odds with some House Republicans who have said they should not be off the table in budget talks.

Social Security, which provides retirement and disability payments, accounted for 17% of federal spending in the 2021 fiscal year, while Medicare, the health-insurance program for seniors, accounted for 13%, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Both programs are projected to grow dramatically in coming years due to an aging population.

Trump, who launched his 2024 presidential reelection bid in November, was rebuffed by hard-line conservative House Republicans earlier this month when he urged them to fall in line behind Representative Kevin McCarthy as he sought to lead the chamber.

Trump's video appeared a day after the U.S. Treasury hit its $31.4 trillion borrowing limit, forcing the agency to use "extraordinary" cash-management measures to pay its bills. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has asked Congress to promptly raise the cap to stave off a default, which she said could come by June 5.
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Yep. Did that, but somehow that didn't fix the economy.
you're right, i guess it was a bad idea for democrats to lock everyone down, fire people from their jobs for refusing illegal mandates, inflate the money supply with stimulus, and exploding oil costs by threatening production. lol oops, hindsight is 20/20
literally not the problem
certainly there is money that can be cut here and there, but only sacred deer are left. All the rest of the normal programs have been hollowed out already, as proven by a lot of the basic important shit starting to break down, like the FAA and postal service. That's the shit that everyone is supposed to agree to keep running, but since cuts are demanded and no one wants to sacrifice their sacred deer, we gut another valuable cow.
The lie here is that we need a small government. We don't, nor do we need a big government. What we need is a government that is exceedingly efficient at its specific purposes, and makes sure that the mail comes in daily, the trains arrive on time, and the ports are open.
These are the fundamental necessities of the State, capital S, and everyone can see that America is starting to fail at being able to do this.
It is time to ask hard questions of those at the top. How can they run up such a large deficit while not maintaining the basic things they are paid to do?
This is true of both Republicans and Democrats. Very obviously. You should have an issue with YOUR representative. Call and complain, why are they doing this clown show shit when they haven't mowed the lawn, raked the leaves, done the dishes, etc? There's basic chores and upkeep every government must do, and they are now failing. It's not a budgetary issue, that's a distraction. It's a quality of leadership issue.
>hindsight is 20/20
No, Trump was 2020. Those are his policies.
Though I generally agree with you, the lockdowns were too severe and lasted too long, worldwide.
Jut a note, the fed, aka Trump, had no hand in locking down blue cities because he, the president, has no legal authority to do so.
You're complaining about you elected Democrat politicians in your state.

First, some Scottish guy. Now this lady.
>The woman attended classes in New Brunswick for four days before her ruse was discovered, officials said.

>For four days, a 29-year-old woman pretended to be a student at a New Jersey public high school. She attended classes, spent time in the guidance office and collected phone numbers from teenagers who helped her find her way through the maze of hallways, according to students and a school official.

>She continued to text former classmates days after the ruse was discovered last week, students said.

>The woman, identified by the police as Hyejeong Shin, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with providing documents that falsified her age to officials at New Brunswick Public Schools, a district with nearly 10,000 students in central New Jersey.

>The incident, first reported by New Brunswick Today, has raised concerns about the safety protocols in place to verify student identities - and the woman's reason for sneaking into a school that enrolls children as young as 15 in the first place.

>Aubrey A. Johnson, the school superintendent, told board members Tuesday night that the district would be evaluating "how to better look for fake documentation and other things," according to a video of the meeting shared on Twitter. Neither school nor police officials offered any information about a possible motive for her behavior.
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She looks like a super uggo teen though

>Michael Castro told the newspaper that he had been made aware that the woman’s intention was to “lure kids to a specific street in New Brunswick and possibly traffic them”.
she should just do that I identify as age x whatever and that my identity
Turns out she's a graduate of Rutgers with a degree in polisci, Chinese language, and is a democrat
>Shin was able to enroll in the high school under rules in New Jersey that require the immediate enrollment of unaccompanied children, even if they do not have school records or other documents and their parents are not present, officials said. Those rules help ensure that undocumented immigrants and other students without traditional paperwork are able to enroll in schoo
Huh, this literally wouldn't have happened if we didn't pander to illegals

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Embattled Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) has secured two committee assignments, despite receiving growing blowback for fabricating key details of his background that were central to his campaign, a committee spokesperson confirmed.

Why it matters: Republicans and Democrats have called on Santos to resign, and the freshman lawmaker faces numerous investigations into his financial disclosures, campaign finances, and outstanding legal issues.

Driving the news: Santos on Tuesday got a seat on the House Committee on Small Business, a committee spokesperson confirmed, and a seat on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, per three House Steering Committee members.

Flashback: When asked during freshman member orientation on Nov. 13 which committees he was aiming to be on, Santos told Axios, “Naturally, with my background, Financial Services.”

>It emerged a month later that Santos never worked at Goldman Sachs or Citigroup, as he’d claimed while on the campaign trail.

Zoom out: McCarthy, balancing a fragile House majority, previously said that Santos would receive committee assignments.

>Santos has maintained that he will not give up his seat in Congress, despite public pressure to do so. "I was elected to serve the people of [New York's 3rd District] not the party & politicians, I remain committed to doing that," he tweeted on Jan. 11.

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Republicans apparently love Drag Queens all of a sudden
Turns out it's always projection.
How much of a fuck up do you have to be to have the mods come to /news/?
You just have to start posting entirely true stats about LGBTs and they show up ready to fight.
>Crime Pays
what law did he break?

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Two far-right social media influencers were arrested in 2021 after working online to suppress votes targeting people of color in 2016. Things aren't going well in court for them, however.

"Douglass Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, 31, of West Palm Beach, was charged by criminal complaint in the Eastern District of New York," the Justice Department said in a release after the arrest. "He was taken into custody ... in West Palm Beach and made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart of the Southern District of Florida."

“According to the allegations in the complaint, the defendant exploited a social media platform to infringe one the of most basic and sacred rights guaranteed by the Constitution: the right to vote,” said Nicholas L. McQuaid, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “This complaint underscores the department’s commitment to investigating and prosecuting those who would undermine citizens’ voting rights.”

Mackey is a white nationalist troll that has built his profile as a pro-Trump activist name “Ricky Vaughn."

Mackey's lawyers had two motions before the court, one to change the venue from the Eastern District of New York and a motion to dismiss the charges because his right to tweet whatever he wants falls under the First Amendment. The judge ruled Wednesday that both of those motions are being denied.

"Defendant Mackey's motion to dismiss the Indictment is denied," the judge said in the order. "This court finds first that a reasonable jury could hold, under any one of several theories, that it was reasonably foreseeable that Tweets from a Manhattan-based Twitter personality with thousands of followers would reach or pass through a judicial district as large as the Eastern District of New York, and that venue was therefore properly laid in the district," the judge continued.
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>Mackey is accused of making ads that encouraged voters of Hillary Clinton to text their vote. If they did, they should think that their vote was officially cast. That is a lie. The complaint says that Mackey tricked about 5,000 people into miscasting a Hillary Clinton ballot.
The people who think the US doesn't need better voter integrity and ID laws are also trying to text message their votes like it's American Idol, and then complaining that they got tricked
Except the law is already working as intended because Mackey was arrested, prosecuted and rejected his claim that defrauding voters is protected speech..
How would more voter suppression laws help when voter education and outreach is required?
Not even trying anymore

Why are all the Reddit mods here?

Is there a tranny discord where Reddit mods and 4chan jannies go and hang out to discuss how their families disowned them?
>Wants to censor points of view that triggers him
>Has the audacity to call others reddit
The irony of /pol/ppets
You can't see this trick and then complain about "voter suppression." You want to prevent things like this? Have serious voter ID laws so people don't see something this stupid and take for granted that it's a legitimate method of voting. What next, a guy on a street corner with a sign that says "honk your horn to vote Hillary" fooling every democrat that drives by? This is what you get when you've already made a mockery of the voting system in the name of "fighting voter suppression." The voting system looks this flimsy and casual to people.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police says a former New Mexico House candidate who lost his election in November is now accused of conspiring to shoot at the homes of four Albuquerque lawmakers in December and January. The department made the announcement late Monday afternoon, saying Solomon Peña is aaccused of shooting at the homes of two Democratic Bernalillo County commissioners and two Democratic state lawmakers.

A 39-year-old Republican, Peña ran and lost the race for House District 14 in the November 2022 election. APD arrested Peña during a SWAT situation Monday afternoon near downtown Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina first made the announcement on Twitter Monday ahead of a 5 p.m. news conference. Medina wrote that Peña is “accused of conspiring with and paying four other men to shoot at the homes of two county commissioners and two state legislators.”

Peña is among five suspects alleged in the conspiracy. In a press release published Monday, Albuquerque Police said detectives learned that Peña paid the men cash and sent text messages with address where he wanted them to shoot at the homes” in December and January.
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Don't forget domestic terrorist group The Proud Boys plead guilty to that too.
>facebook bans trump for another two years
I guess they were right
trips of 2ruth
They lifted the ban so he can incite another coup.
t. rachel maddow

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New research provides evidence that libertarians in the United States tend to prioritize men’s reproductive autonomy at the expense of women’s. The study, published in Political Psychology, found that libertarianism was associated with both opposition to women’s right to an abortion and support for men’s right to withdraw financial support for a child when women refuse to terminate the pregnancy.

Libertarianism is a political philosophy that centers around the concept that each individual should be free to live their life in whatever way they choose, as long as other people’s rights are respected. Libertarians view the government as nothing more than a tool for protecting people’s fundamental rights; anything beyond this should arguably be done locally and voluntarily by individuals. The authors of the new study sought to investigate how libertarianism translates into attitudes to abortion policy.

“Both abortion and libertarianism are concepts that illustrate the divide between abstract, philosophical ideas (e.g., freedom; morality; personhood) and the complexities that arise when you try to translate these abstractions into people’s real, complicated lives,” said study author Jocelyn Chalmers, a PhD student and associate lecturer at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

“Since no society in our world today follows a strictly ‘libertarian’ governing model, it’s easy for libertarianism’s subscribers to suggest that prioritizing freedom (or their concept of it) above all else would lead to easy solutions for all of our problems – research like this allows us to interrogate that idea by highlighting that freedom is far from a simple concept in practice.”

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Woman should have the reproductive autonomy. Just like how men if she decides to keep the child should have the right to forego paying child support. Don't like that a man won't pay for the kid? Abort it you have that right.
That's what I want, but i've come to the point where i know there will never be a consensus on that, so, I'd rather reproduction become highly regulated so no one wins.
Why not push for equity instead of subjugating one side?
Indeed. Maybe you should ask Democrats and feminists that since they're the only mainstream view that wants to subjugate one side. Republicans think nobody should have reproductive rights and MRAs think men and women should both have rights. A few fringe libertarians want men to have rights and not women but they don't matter. Feminists are the only mainstream movement that wants sexism instead of equality so go argue with them
>Republicans think nobody should have reproductive rights
LOL even

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A U.S. general said in a memo on Friday that he believes the country will be at war with China by 2025, according to several outlets that obtained a copy of the communication.

“I hope I am wrong,” Gen. Mike Minihan, a four-star Air Force general who leads the Air Mobility Command (AMC), said in the memo to troops under his command, which was first reported by NBC News.

However, he added: “My gut tells me we will fight in 2025. [Chinese President] Xi [Jinping] secured his third term and set his war council in October 2022. Taiwan’s presidential elections are in 2024 and will offer Xi a reason. United States’ presidential elections are in 2024 and will offer Xi a distracted America. Xi’s team, reason, and opportunity are all aligned for 2025.”

Minihan told AMC personnel to accept some increased risk in training as they prepare for the “China fight” and sometime in February to “fire a clip into a 7-meter target with the full understanding that unrepentant lethality matters most. Aim for the head.”

He also urged personnel in his command to get their personal affairs in order to “ensure they are legally ready and prepared” in March.

However, a Defense Department spokesperson told NBC that Minihan’s comments “are not representative of the department’s view on China.” The U.S. has long walked a fine line with its ambiguous “One China” policy, which acknowledges China’s claims to sovereignty over Taiwan without accepting them and opposes any unilateral changes to the status quo.

China has taken an increasingly aggressive posture toward Taiwan in the last year, heightening the risk of a war being sparked that could potentially draw in the U.S. However, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said in a recent letter to Pope Francis that “armed confrontation is absolutely not an option” for the self-governing island.
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I'm highly skeptical of this middle-manager's prediction, he's not exactly a credible source. It's his job to prepare his troops for battle, and that was the purpose of this memo. It wasn't intended to be publicized like this, and doesn't mean war is imminent.

China has a lot to lose from provoking the US into all out war, I don't think they'd do it lightly. They are a potential threat, but they also have a lot of their own problems. I don't see them actually doing anything major, they are a lot more fragile than they may seem.
The Neo-con war hawks lust for war with China.
Just stop, it's embarrassing.
My guy, fuck u talking about? These have BEEN happening..

Streaming giants like Netflix, Disney and Amazon Prime will be required to invest in making local Australian content under new rules set to be imposed on the industry.

From mid-2024, the federal government will require the major streaming platforms to put some of their revenue back into Australian content.

The details of the new policy are still to be negotiated with both the platforms and the Australian film and television sector, but the sector has previously argued for 20 per cent of revenue.

The rules would also bring the streaming sector into line with free-to-air networks, which are already subject to local content quotas.
It'd be cheaper for them to offer VPN services and pull out of the country than invest in making local Aussy content.
They greenlight just about any new series concept. I don't think this will be a problem for them. I, for one, look forward to seeing what kinds of shows the Aussies can come up with.
Did you see Lunatics?
All Netflix needs to do is stream Bluey and that will probably make the Aussies happy. Amazon probably will do that as well. Not sure what Disney would do.

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