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^ Was this supposed to be another article?


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New Hampshire just abolished the death penalty.


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BNL NEWS @BreakingNLive 3h3 hours ago

 
 

BREAKING: President Trump to declare National Emergency to impose tariffs on Mexico in an attempt to stop massive flows of illegal immigration



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Hasn't he already declared an emergency due to the "massive flows of illegal immigration" in order to build a wall?

 

Can he just keep declaring the same emergency over and over again whenever he needs to override the whole system of checks and balances designed to prevent the USA being ruled by one man?



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Well, we were at war with japan and one of the reasons pearl habor was so successful was because of Japanese spies reporting back on the ground. You do what you have to do in war and it isn't always pretty. I guess you'd would rather have lost wwII?

 

Japan at the same time was doing 1,000 times worst to their prisoners of war.



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Well, we were at war with japan and one of the reasons pearl habor was so successful was because of Japanese spies reporting back on the ground. You do what you have to do in war and it isn't always pretty. I guess you'd would rather have lost wwII?
 
Japan at the same time was doing 1,000 times worst to their prisoners of war.


Jesus christ you're openly defending concentration camps now!? Ronald Reagan openly apologized and gave reparations to Japanese American victims. Defending concentration camps is not a conservative position nor is it represenative of conservatives. I'm saying that because it's important to separate what you're saying for what someone could take as conservative in order to be fair to conservatives.

Japanese American internment made no tactical sense, didn't prevent spying (all 10 Japanese spies convicted were not of Japanese descent) and was a racist genocide leaning tendency. It was clearly racist as Italians and German Americans did not get the same treatment. Please get off of /pol/itics.
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I guess you'd would rather have lost wwII?

Considering what we're doing and the fact you (and many, many others) are defending it, maybe we did and didn't realize it.


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The U.S. has apparently placed malware deep within the Russian power grid:

https://www.cnn.com/...ssia/index.html

It seems that it serves as a warning, and probably could be used to do something cruel and devastating, if they decide to turn it on.
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^ If we're doing it to them and admitting it, then they've almost certainly done it to us as well. 

 

Chances are: the US, Russia, China, and Israel have wired each others' grids to "blow" in case they do anything, acting as a sort of cyber-MAD.


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Paul Krugman tweets:
 
https://mobile.twitt...235343976906752
 

Is it just me, or has the Gulf of Trumpkin incident receded from the top of the news unusually fast? It's almost as if they figured out that this dog won't wag, and moved on


That's what the incident with Iran looked like to me, too.
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The U.S. has apparently placed malware deep within the Russian power grid:

https://www.cnn.com/...ssia/index.html

It seems that it serves as a warning, and probably could be used to do something cruel and devastating, if they decide to turn it on.

 

How cute! Wasn't it you, sir, who blamed Russian authorities for their "internet paranoia"? And yes, this can work in both directions. I think my country, too, is advanced enough "to do something cruel and devastating" in response to enemy's meanness.



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^ If we're doing it to them and admitting it, then they've almost certainly done it to us as well. 
 
Chances are: the US, Russia, China, and Israel have wired each others' grids to "blow" in case they do anything, acting as a sort of cyber-MAD.


Why are grids use anything but analog computing in an age of cyber warfare is beyond me. The solution to cyber security for vital infrastructure is to use "unhackable" tech. "Dumb" tech is safer.

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Even more amazing than I thought. This:

 

The U.S. has apparently placed malware deep within the Russian power grid:

https://www.cnn.com/...ssia/index.html

 

...happened in the same day with this:

 

Power Cut Hits Argentina and Uruguay, Affecting Tens of Millions

 

A widespread power failure early Sunday left all of mainland Argentina and Uruguay without power, a blackout that an energy company official called “unprecedented.”

 

Coincidence? Let me doubt it. More likely USA "strengthening their message" sent through New York Times plus testing their new capabilities on defenceless Latin American "allies".


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Ladies and gentlemen... I present to you... representative democracy!

 

Still no sign of Oregon Republicans who walked out amid climate change vote

https://abcnews.go.c...ory?id=63957998

 

The Oregon Senate Republicans walked out last week over a scheduled vote on a bill relating to climate change regulations, and they haven’t come back since.
 
The Senate’s 11 Republicans went into hiding -- with rampant speculation about their whereabouts – in and effort to bust the state-mandated quorum that is required to hold votes. Of the Senate’s current 29 members, 20 have to be present to vote. When the 11 Republicans left, that left only 18 senators dealing with the pending votes, and therefore, not enough to move forward.

 

 


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US economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in first quarter

Source: Associated Press


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a confidence-shaking trade battle between the United States and China.

The gain in the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, was unchanged from an estimate made a month ago, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. However, the components of growth shifted slightly with stronger business investment and consumer spending slowing more than previously estimated.

Economists believe growth has slowed sharply in the current April-June quarter to around 2%. They expect similar meager gains for the rest of the year, a forecast that runs counter to the Trump administration’s expectations for strong growth above 3%.

The 3.1% growth in the first quarter marked a rebound from a 2.2% growth rate in the fourth quarter of last year. But it was slower than a sizzling increase of 4.2% in the second quarter and a solid increase of 3.4% in the third quarter last year. For the entire year, GDP grew 3.9%, the best annual gain since 2015.

 



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Barr says Trump administration can legally add citizenship question to census

Source: The Hill



Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he believes the Trump administration can legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, though the Supreme Court ruled against its inclusion last month.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said he has been in regular contact with President Trump about the question, which the president is determined to see featured on the decennial survey.

“I agree with him that the Supreme Court decision was wrong,” Barr told the AP. The attorney general added that he thinks there is “an opportunity potentially to cure the lack of clarity that was the problem and we might as well take a shot at doing that.”

Barr declined to provide further details to the wire service on how the question will be added to the census.

 


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As facial recognition software stokes privacy fears, some U.S. cities are imposing bans
 

https://thinkprogres...s-1851a548d63b/

 

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(ThinkProgress) A growing number of U.S. cities are banning facial-recognition software, amid fears that the intrusive approach would open wide the door to creeping public surveillance of private citizens.

 

Officials in Oakland, California last week forbade government agencies, including its police department, from buying or using facial-recognition technology, joining Somerville, Massachusetts and San Francisco, which announced bans earlier this year.

 

“Face recognition technology runs the risk of making Oakland residents less safe as the misidentification of individuals could lead to the misuse of force, false incarceration, and minority-based persecution,” council president Rebecca Kaplan said in a letter supporting the ban.

 

Opposition to the public screening of private citizens is likely to grow, as more city and state legislators express concerns about the technology and consider restrictions of their own. The American Civil Liberties Union and Fight for the Future, a nonprofit digital rights organization, are also pushing for a nationwide ban on facial recognition technology.


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Breaking News: Trump Says Lawmakers Reach Bipartisan Debt Limit Suspension Deal

Source: Bloomberg



President Donald Trump announced a bipartisan deal to suspend the U.S. government’s borrowing limit and boost government spending levels for two years, Bloomberg News reports.

The House must approve this agreement this week before members leave July 26 for a six-week recess. The Senate can put it to a vote next week. The measure will need Trump’s signature to become law,
and he didn’t explicitly say he’ll sign it.

 


July 22, 2019, 3:50 PM MDT

Read more: https://www.bloomber...n-deal-jyexbqrb



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Breaking News: Trump Says Lawmakers Reach Bipartisan Debt Limit Suspension Deal

Source: Bloomberg



President Donald Trump announced a bipartisan deal to suspend the U.S. government’s borrowing limit and boost government spending levels for two years, Bloomberg News reports.

The House must approve this agreement this week before members leave July 26 for a six-week recess. The Senate can put it to a vote next week. The measure will need Trump’s signature to become law,
and he didn’t explicitly say he’ll sign it.

 

July 22, 2019, 3:50 PM MDT

Read more: https://www.bloomber...n-deal-jyexbqrb

 

So they slashes taxes, then raise borrowing to compensate? Classic!


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