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The Latest Bomb Scare

If the security agencies and the Democratic National Committee were willing to orchestrate a fake “Russiagate” scheme against Trump for political reasons, why not also a fake bomb attack on Democrats?
From an astute reader: “We know every detail of this guy’s life within hours and it is presented with photos and all in the NYT. And a symbol – the White Van, almost as good as a White Helmet.” Another question has come in: “Who mails bombs to people who don’t open their own mail?

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Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus

The true legacy of Christopher Columbus: ‘Western Civilisation’. “His soldiers snatched babies from their mothers and dashed their heads against the rocks”
In Latest Fit of Censorship, Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus
This piece of “journalism was about the airbrushing of history. Therefore, there is a great irony in the fact it has now been airbrushed” from Facebook’s platform.

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Is This Why Jeff Bezos Has Kept Quiet On WaPo Employee Khashoggi’s Disappearance?

Deafeningly silent, however, is Khashoggi’s own boss – Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, who has yet to issue any sort of statement. Perhaps Bezos has refrained from issuing a statement due to a lucrative deal to set up data centers in Saudi Arabia – a plan announced last year. 
Amazon also has an office in Riyadh for Souq.com, the Middle Eastern e-commerce company that it acquired last year for $580 million.

 

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Henry Kissinger Heckled At NYU, Told To “Rot In Hell”

Multiple protesters heckled former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Tuesday while he delivered a speech at New York University’s Stern School of Business. “He was the architect of programs which were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, the destabilization of several nations, and the enabling of brutal, genocidal regimes.”
Kissinger’s Nobel prize has been widely criticized by those who say that he participated in war crimes during the Vietnam war. NYU students, as well as local groups, organized the protest “No War Criminals,” claiming that “Kissinger is regarded as criminal internationally, having formed imperialist policy that caused human rights crises in South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.”

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“Dead” Ukrainian Fugitive Found Living Like A King In Actual French Castle

A “high-profile” Ukrainian fugitive who faked his own death was discovered hiding out in a 12th-century French feudal castle known as Château de La Rochepot, living like a king, according to Bloomberg. The man allegedly forged death certificates to evade authorities following an anti-corruption crackdown in which he stands accused of stealing 12 million euros from a private company between March to May of 2015. 
Officers recovered 4.6 million euros ($5.3 million) of property, including a 12th-century feudal castle, a vintage Rolls Royce Phantom, jewelry and three works of art by Salvador Dali.

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Phillip Cross: The Mystery Wikipedia Editor Targeting Anti-War Sites

133,612 edits to Wikipedia have been made in the name of “Philip Cross” over 14 years, most of them targeting left-leaning anti-war websites and activists. “Philip Cross” has made hundreds of thousands of edits to Wikipedia pages. But in the process he’s angered anti-war activists and critics of British and Western foreign policy, who claim he’s been biased against them.’

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A severely malnourished girl is weighed at the Aslam Health Center in Hajjah, Yemen, Aug. 25, 2018.

Saudi war on Yemen: World’s Worst Famine in a Century could Claim 13 Million

Yemen is a country of some 29 million persons, but over a third of them are at risk of starvation if Saudi and UAE bombing campaigns continue. Lise Grand, the United Nations coordinator for Yemen, has warned that the world has only 3 months to halt the slide toward catastrophe.

She seems to think that an immediate armistice must be called in the war to avoid this dire outcome. The Trump administration provides logistical and other help to the Saudi and UAE belligerents, and so the United States is embroiled in any human rights disaster there.

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Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh, and the Rule of Pampered Princelings

This article written by Naomi Klein is trying to explain the family upbringing of the rich powerful people such as Trump, Kavanaugh, The Koch brothers and other elites and how their families’ wealth is sustained through generations and also the family indoctrination that they are better than anyone else (exceptionalism), when it is just a mere luck that they are born in such a rich powerful families.

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WaPo Learns The High Price of Doing Saudi Arabia’s PR after Alleged Murder of Its Own Columnist

For much of the past 15 years, The Washington Post has repeatedly published reports that essentially amount to press releases for the Saudi government promoting Saudi government “reforms.” If true, this is a horrific crime, the assassination of a journalist in his own country’s consulate on foreign soil — something without precedent in modern times.”

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Bezos’ Decision to Raise Wages is Largely a Machiavellian Distraction

For the many low wage Amazon workers — both full time and temporary — set to receive a raise thanks to the just announced boost in minimum pay to $15/hour, the news is certainly a big plus. It should also be noted that had Amazon not been subject to intense scrutiny and criticism from the likes of Bernie Sanders and others, Jeff Bezos never would have responded with such an aggressive move. That said, if you think a little beyond the surface level about why he’s doing this now and what his real motives are, it becomes clear nobody should take this move at face value.

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Honorable Theft

Last week, a consortium of European funders, including major research agencies in the UK, France, the Netherlands and Italy, published their “Plan S”. It insists that from 2020 research we have already paid for through our taxes will no longer be locked up. Any researcher receiving money from these funders must publish her or his work only in open access journals. Plan S is not perfect, and the death of the knowledge monopolists has been predicted before. But this should be the beginning of the end of Maxwell’s outrageous legacy. In the meantime, as a matter of principle, do not pay a penny to read an academic article. The ethical choice is to read the stolen material published by Sci-hub.

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You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads

Add “a phone number I never gave Facebook for targeted advertising” to the list of deceptive and invasive ways Facebook makes money off your personal information. Contrary to user expectations and Facebook representatives’ own previous statements, the company has been using contact information that users explicitly provided for security purposes—or that users never provided at all—for targeted advertising.

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