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Delta passenger mauled by 'emotional support' dog - abcactionnews.com WFTS-TV

I'm guessing the dog was in the pay of United Airlines.
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ISIS attack in Iran: IS-CLAIMED ATTACKS ON IRAN'S PARLIAMENT, SHRINE KILL 12
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Thom Yorke had told Rolling Stone that BDS activism does “not encourag[e] dialogue”. But Seamus O’Brolchain of Radiohead Fans for Palestine replied in an open letter to Yorke, “We sent you letters in the post, we politely tried to hand them to a band member at a public event, we called your agents and your publicists, and you ignored us. Not even an acknowledgement, nothing at all. We tried to open a dialogue and it was you who refused.”

Also responding in a statement, Artists for Palestine UK said: “Palestinians who read Yorke’s comments will wonder if he knows anything at all about their dispossession and forced exile, and what it’s like to live under military occupation. He doesn’t mention the Palestinians other than to say guitarist Jonny Greenwood has ‘Palestinian friends’. A lot of us do, Thom. That doesn’t mean we think it’s okay to play a 40,000-strong stadium built on the ruins of a Palestinian village.”
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:45 PM
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In other Palestine news (50 years of occupation, this week is the anniversary of the 6 day war): Amnesty International launches pro-BDS campaign against illegal Israeli settlements

I've seen a UK, Belgium and Netherlands one on Facebook, so they probably have one in every country.
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Making Millwall fans popular is the real achievement here. Of course, some Millwall fans won't appreciate this if it challenges their "everyone hates us" ethos.
If he gets an OBE, he can just trade it for a team jersey and a pint.
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How alt-right leaders Jack Donovan and James O’Meara attract gay men to the movement.

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At the National Policy Institute’s 2015 conference, alt-right star Richard Spencer’s annual Nazi-fest, a speaker named Jack Donovan exhorted the crowd "to leave the world the way you entered it, kicking and screaming and covered in somebody else’s blood." The same year, in the pages of the The Occidental Observer, one of the most prominent white nationalist webzines, another alt-righter, James J. O’Meara, held forth about how "behind the Negro, hidden away, as always, is the darker, more sinister figure of the Judeo. The Negro is the shock troop. The Jew is the ultimate beneficiary.” Aside from being open fascists and “white racialists,” Donovan and O’Meara have another thing in common: They’re both out gay men.

In his book The Homo and the Negro, O’Meara says that gay white men represent the best of what Western culture has to offer because of their "intelligence" and "beauty," and that "Negroes" represent the worst, being incapable of "achievement." Donovan calls women "whores" and "bitches," and, when a questioner on Reddit asked him his views of the Holocaust, responded, "What is this Holocaust thing? I’m drawing a blank."

Both have become influential figures in the alt-right; horribly, they are not the only gay men to respond to an olive branch lately offered by white nationalism. The opening of this movement to cisgender gay men is a radical change, "one of the biggest changes I’ve seen on the right in 40 years," says Chip Berlet, co-author of Right-Wing Populism in America. In the United States, unlike in Europe, out gay men have never been welcome in white supremacist groups. The Klan and neo-Nazi groups, the main previous incarnations of white hate in this country, were and still are violently anti-queer. And while a subset of openly gay men has always been conservative (or, as in all populations, casually racist), they never sought to join the racist right.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:21 PM
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This is not surprising, chunks of the white gay male community have a serious issue with misogyny, victim blaming, racism and basically all the other things you see from shitty white men. Only ramped up a few notches because of machoism and hierarchy.

I do wonder if women who go to gay bars to 'keep from being hit on' know there's a good chance guys are still talking shit about them, they just don't want to date them.
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Wow, dudes.

Looks like Theresa May lost her majority and there's no other majority in sight.

Lib Dems will make 'no deal or coalition' with Tories or Labour, former leader says | The Independent
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What have we learnt about taking polls seriously, Watser?? Nothing is certain.

It is a delicious (and worrisome) prospect, however.
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Apparently, it's not in Saudi culture to do things like observing a minute's silence. Nor avoiding things that might remind people of phrases like "state-sponsored terrorism."

Saudi football chiefs apologise over London attack tribute - BBC News

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Australian players linked arms as a sign of respect before Thursday's World Cup qualifying match at Adelaide Oval.

Saudi players took up field positions.

One Australian MP called it "disgraceful". Football officials said they had been briefed in advance that the "tradition was not in keeping with Saudi culture".
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Score one for a "dangerous dog" story where the aggressor isn't automatically assumed to be a pit bull...

Why in hell didn't a 50-pound dog get better accomodations? Did she tell them it was a carry-on?
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...but they're keeping those points and that's final.
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Syrian army reaches Iraqi border and cuts off tame US rebels from ISIS and the Deir ez-Zor oilfields, despite 3 US airstrikes.

Syrian Army, Hezbollah reaches border with Iraq for the first time in years

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In addition, Hezbollah is now able to be supplied with weapons from Tehran via an all-important land route. Previously, the Lebanese group relied on complicated airlifts for new armaments.
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That is the stupidest, laziest cliche out there.

Also bullshit.
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In addition to the airstrikes, Raqqa was subjected to artillery and missile attacks, according to the activist collective known as Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. It said the coalition used white phosphorous in the attacks.

In a video posted on its Aamaq news agency, IS also alleged the coalition used white phosphorous over Raqqa on Thursday at dusk, when Muslims would have been breaking their Ramadan fasts.

White phosphorous burns at extremely high temperatures and can be used to illuminate conflict zones or obscure them with smoke. International law prohibits its use in civilian areas because of its indiscriminate effects, from starting fires to causing excruciating burns for bystanders, according to Human Rights Watch, which said it was investigating the allegations.
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In fact, news blogger Richard Silverstein supports the Iranian accusation that Saudi Arabia is behind it, probably together with Israel.

Iran Terror Attack: Who Gains? - Tikun Olam

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Saudi Arabia is behind it, probably together with Israel.
Wow, how weird would that be if it pans out to be accurate.
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...but they're keeping those points and that's final.
Yea, culture has nothing to do with it, its western racism that makes the terrorists who they are...
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Not that weird, they are closer than people think. Especially on Iran, which thwarts Saudi's Saudification of Syria and Yemen and supports Hamas and Hezbollah. Of course they can't cooperate too openly because the Saudi population do NOT support Israel and it could be used against them in the propaganda war by Iran (or even by Qatar/Turkey as things stand now).
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More shifting relations, after the Saudi-Turkey spat over Qatar, the ever opportunistic, yet secular Kurds go pro-Saudi: After Turkey's decision to deploy troops in Qatar, Syrian Kurds express willingness to cooperate with Saudi Arabia - ARA News
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There is a biblical prophecy about this coming war.
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