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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4200 on: February 28, 2017, 05:22:45 pm »
Still no word from Trump on that, of course

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« Reply #4201 on: March 03, 2017, 01:33:45 am »
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/01/mcdonalds-fight-for-15-memphis-police-lawsuit

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The suit alleges that a campaign of harassment began after Memphis workers participated in a nationwide day of protest on 4 September 2014. Since then, police officers have repeatedly threatened workers with arrest during protests, at one point telling them they had “authorization from the president of McDonald’s to make arrests”. On “multiple occasions” officers “seemed to take direction from McDonald’s”, the complaint charges.

Last November, police officers stepped behind the counter of a fast-food restaurant to prevent workers from signing petitions calling for better working conditions, the protesters’ lawyers claim. They also allege that officers have enforced local permit laws on the predominantly black workers in the Fight for $15, while allowing protests by mostly white crowds to continue unabated.
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« Reply #4202 on: March 03, 2017, 04:38:14 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/01/mcdonalds-fight-for-15-memphis-police-lawsuit

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The suit alleges that a campaign of harassment began after Memphis workers participated in a nationwide day of protest on 4 September 2014. Since then, police officers have repeatedly threatened workers with arrest during protests, at one point telling them they had “authorization from the president of McDonald’s to make arrests”. On “multiple occasions” officers “seemed to take direction from McDonald’s”, the complaint charges.

Last November, police officers stepped behind the counter of a fast-food restaurant to prevent workers from signing petitions calling for better working conditions, the protesters’ lawyers claim. They also allege that officers have enforced local permit laws on the predominantly black workers in the Fight for $15, while allowing protests by mostly white crowds to continue unabated.

But what we need is someone who runs the country like a business.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4203 on: March 03, 2017, 05:20:23 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/01/mcdonalds-fight-for-15-memphis-police-lawsuit

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The suit alleges that a campaign of harassment began after Memphis workers participated in a nationwide day of protest on 4 September 2014. Since then, police officers have repeatedly threatened workers with arrest during protests, at one point telling them they had “authorization from the president of McDonald’s to make arrests”. On “multiple occasions” officers “seemed to take direction from McDonald’s”, the complaint charges.

Last November, police officers stepped behind the counter of a fast-food restaurant to prevent workers from signing petitions calling for better working conditions, the protesters’ lawyers claim. They also allege that officers have enforced local permit laws on the predominantly black workers in the Fight for $15, while allowing protests by mostly white crowds to continue unabated.

At least they're not taking orders from the president of the united states
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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4204 on: March 14, 2017, 02:04:52 pm »
So, about this whole Kellyanne "Microwaves are cameras" thing?  Yeah, it's funny, but:

University of Utah engineers showed that a wireless network of radio transmitters can track people moving behind solid walls. The system could help police, firefighters and others nab intruders, and rescue hostages, fire victims and elderly people who fall in their homes. It also might help retail marketing and border control.

Dated 2009.

Yes, it's 'radio waves' rather than 'microwaves', but that's just classifications about wavelength.

So, be careful how you make fun of her on this one, because whether or not she meant to, she did get relatively close to the target.

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« Reply #4205 on: March 14, 2017, 05:00:16 pm »
Stopped clock syndrome, I say.

I strongly suspect that the microwave comment was part of a bet by interns. Let's face it, news channels aren't inviting her for facts or reason. She's there to spout crazy to a degree that fox is starting to find uncomfortable. By her own admission: "evidence isn't my job".

When your occupation becomes "joke" expect people to laugh.


Seriously though, news networks should be refusing to deal with her in any fashion. Your time would be better spent listening to opinions from an asylum. Inmates there at least have a passing familiarity with reality.

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« Reply #4206 on: March 14, 2017, 10:43:17 pm »
The British intelligence services spied on the Russian embassy by using a device to read vibrations from microwave energy in the room and translate them via the mirrors into surveillance transcripts.

However, I think Kellyanne Conway is just inhabiting the universe where the Bowling Green Massacre happened.  Again.

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« Reply #4207 on: March 15, 2017, 12:14:07 am »
I sometimes wonder if being Kellyanne Conway is a lot like being on a lot of drugs.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #4208 on: April 17, 2017, 01:03:59 am »
Turkey has followed the worldwide trend of fucking itself over for the forseeable future.

Next up - France.
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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4209 on: May 05, 2017, 11:10:57 am »
http://globalnews.ca/news/3428049/venezuelan-tanks-plow-through-crowds-as-2-month-protest-continues/

The provided videos are pretty special. I'm not fully up on what the fuck is going on here, because, well, it's hard enough to keep track of UK/USA/French and syrian crap. If anyone has been following this in detail, shout up because it's looking grim.
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« Reply #4210 on: May 05, 2017, 05:29:00 pm »
http://globalnews.ca/news/3428049/venezuelan-tanks-plow-through-crowds-as-2-month-protest-continues/

The provided videos are pretty special. I'm not fully up on what the fuck is going on here, because, well, it's hard enough to keep track of UK/USA/French and syrian crap. If anyone has been following this in detail, shout up because it's looking grim.

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« Reply #4211 on: May 05, 2017, 09:55:39 pm »
Basically oil prices crashed, ruining Venezuela's experiment in petrochemical driven luxury space communism.

And Chavez's successor is pretty much a massive dick, who responds to people asking "yo, when are we going to get paid" with riot police.  More recently, it looks like the government leaned on the courts to try and do a power grab from the (opposition controlled) legislature.

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« Reply #4212 on: May 05, 2017, 11:24:18 pm »
Appreciated as always, gives those videos much more context. Any predictions? Escalation seems likely without a substantial change to oil prices.
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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4213 on: May 18, 2017, 03:11:00 pm »
Huh.  Roger Ailes died.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/18/media/roger-ailes-dies/index.html

Glad he was disgraced beforehand.  Imagine if he had died with some shred of perceived integrity.  Fucker would be lionized.

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« Reply #4214 on: May 19, 2017, 01:22:58 am »
Huh.  Roger Ailes died.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/18/media/roger-ailes-dies/index.html

Glad he was disgraced beforehand.  Imagine if he had died with some shred of perceived integrity.  Fucker would be lionized.

He's on my Top 20 List.

And now he has given me the opportunity to scratch him off that list.  :banana:
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