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U.N. says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps
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The Economist had a (pretty savage for the Economist) briefing on this: China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other - Apartheid with Chinese characteristics
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More stuff in tweet thrad for those interested in delving.
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:38 PM
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Batman lookalike is pulled over on a busy road by Canadian Police | Daily Mail Online
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:35 AM
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McCain is dead. Long live McCain.
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"John McCain Requests Ashes Be Launched Into Iraq" -The Onion
"Meghan McCain Forced To Live Out Socialist Nightmare Of Empathy For Sick Person" - The Onion

"John McCain tells others he doesn't want Trump at his funeral service." - CNN

Taking bets now on whether President bone spurs shows up anyway to give a speech about how he likes his military vets not in caskets and then tries to promote a military parade in his own honor.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:32 AM
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Conservative delegates defeat anti-abortion resolution, endorse moving Canadian Embassy to Jerusalem - CBC

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A slim majority of Conservative convention delegates voted Saturday against a resolution backed by anti-abortion campaigners while at the same time affirming the party's opposition to using Canadian foreign aid to fund abortion services abroad — a mixed bag result for social conservatives.

Other controversial resolutions, including a push to limit citizenship rights for those born in this country to non-Canadian parents and an endorsement of moving Canada's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, received overwhelming support.
"Look at us all women's rights and stuff but fuck all you foreigners except Israel. And it's okay to render people stateless."

Regarding the stateless thing, New Zealand's approach is interesting, where citizenship at birth is given if the child would otherwise be stateless. (More detail if interested) (Though this isn't what the shithead Conservative Party is adopting as a platform.)
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It's a good thing we've got a president who will be "neutral" on Palestine.

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Swarm of 20,000 bees attack New York City hotdog stand

An NYPD officer with beekeeping training vacuumed them up. With a vacuum cleaner.
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New York City Is Briefly Labeled ‘Jewtropolis’ on Snapchat and Other Apps
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Oh this is nice.

China Isn't Sharing Samples of Deadly H7N9 Bird Flu Virus. That's a Problem for Scientist Trying to Prevent Pandemics.
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Fiery Explosions Erupt at Dozens of Homes in Massachusetts - Breaking911

At Least 1 Dead, Several Injured In Explosions And Fires In 3 Massachusetts Towns : NPR

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Massachusetts State Police have confirmed officials are responding to 70 house fires, explosions or reports of gas odors — possibly caused by gas leaks — around the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover on Thursday evening.


It looks like the mains gas pressure was too high, causing numerous leaks, but that's not confirmed.
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This is ... interesting:

The two Russians (they don't deny being Russians, at least) accused of the Salisbury novichok attack on Sergei Skripal and the Amesbury poisonings have been interviewed on RT.

Skripal suspects display impressive command of Wikipedia | John Crace | UK news | The Guardian :)
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Simonyan could barely contain her tears. This was one of the saddest stories she had ever heard. But worse was still to come. What really hurt Petrov and Boshirov the most was that they had been accused of carrying Nina Ricci perfume. “Isn’t it silly for decent lads to have women’s perfume?” Boshirov wept. “The customs are checking everything, they would have questions as to why men have women’s perfume in their luggage. We didn’t have it.”

Accusations of being GRU assassins they could live with. The suggestion that they might wear women’s perfume was just too much. If they had been carrying novichok they would have done so in a can of Lynx. Because they were proper Russian men. Fashionable guys with tight pants and biceps bulging under their sweaters, as Simonyan had kindly observed. But not girly boys. Anything but that.
Skripal suspects' account of Salisbury trip does not add up | UK news | The Guardian

No 10 calls Salisbury suspects' interview 'blatant lies' | UK news | The Guardian

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What we really need is someone prepared to put the case for there being no evidence of Russia's involvement and that this is all a fabrication by the UK to start a new war. We used to have such a person.
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Berkeley police posted activists' mugshots on Twitter and celebrated retweets, emails reveal | US news | The Guardian
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Yup. Bay Area police have in the past actively tattled on protestors to their employers to try and get them fired for protesting instead of being at work. Meanwhile many officers wear masks and cover up badge numbers, against regulations, and are never punished. Many appear to enjoy being anonymous jackbooted thugs.
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Meanwhile Australia:

Nauru self-harm 'contagion' as 12-year-old refugee tries to set herself alight | Australia news | The Guardian
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Refugee centres ... concentration camps.
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Next up, weakassness from Canada. Bleah.
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This is one of the many reason I hate that SF pride parade has become a bunch of corporate brands celebrating their gay pride. Brands are never your friend, all activism by a brand is to promote that brand.
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