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  • BeBro
    started a topic Thread for obviously newsworthy stuff

    Thread for obviously newsworthy stuff

    King Salman suffers a technical malfunction when arriving for talks in Russia.

  • BeBro
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    Originally posted by Dinner View Post
    I have $20 which says it was a migrant. This is right up their alley.
    That is not very intelligent of you.

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  • BeBro
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    Originally posted by Broken_Erika View Post
    Beer is too precious to be wasted on nutjobs.

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  • Broken_Erika
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    Sucks to be a neo-Nazi!
    Originally posted by BBC
    Beer ban leaves German neo-Nazi rock fans thirsty
    Beer and marching songs may have fuelled Adolf Hitler's rise to power, but neo-Nazis faced an alcohol ban at a German rock festival at the weekend.

    The ban was a new tool in the fight against neo-Nazi influence. Some 2,000 locals in the eastern town of Ostritz also rallied against the far right.

    Police seized 4,200 litres (924 UK gallons) of beer in Ostritz on Friday, then 200 litres more on Saturday.

    Locals also bought more than 200 crates of beer in the town's supermarkets.

    They suspected that fans going to the "Shield and Sword" (SS) festival would descend on supermarkets, knowing about the alcohol ban, which had been imposed by a Dresden court.

    An Ostritz society activist, Georg Salditt, told Germany's popular Bild daily: "The plan was devised a week in advance. We wanted to dry the Nazis out. We thought, if an alcohol ban is coming, we'll empty the shelves at the Penny [supermarket]."
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48744643

    [insert obligatory Soviet Russia joke here]
    Originally posted by BBC
    'Metal thieves' steal rail bridge in Russia
    A criminal case has been launched in Russia's Arctic region of Murmansk after suspected metal thieves made off with a railway bridge.

    Local prosecutors say the unknown perpetrators removed a metal structure 23m long and weighing 56 tonnes from the bridge - its main central span.

    The disused bridge is located in a remote forest near the abandoned settlement of Oktyabrskaya, around 170km (100 miles) south of the regional capital, Murmansk.

    Luckily, the bridge was disused and the tracks lifted long ago, according to state newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta.

    The railway over the bridge was once used to transport concentrated rare earth elements from a nearby plant, but was closed when the business went bankrupt in 2007, the daily said.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-...where-48517926


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  • Proteus_MST
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    The rerun of the Istanbul elections took part today.

    If you remember:
    The first run of the election for the city parliament and mayor of Istanbul resultt in a loss for the AKP and its candidate.
    (which was a novum as the AKP held Istanbul for more than a decade)

    Erdogan then claimed that the elections had been manipulated.and ordered a rerun (which, no surprise, was granted by the AKP controlled election committee)


    Well, the rerun of the election resulted not only in the AKP candidate losing again, but this time the difference was even greater than the first time

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/23/e...ntl/index.html


    I guess this will severely weaken Erdogan and the AKP.

    The "possession" of Istanbul was the engine that kept the web of favoritism of Erdogan and the AKP together (as it provided the huge amounts of money and public contracts that were shuffled around to Erdogans favorites).
    so, when the opposition party takes power in Istanbul one can expect that Erdogans netowrk of favorites will run dry in funds very soon

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  • -Jrabbit
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    When did you become so desperate to demonize others?

  • Dinner
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    I have $20 which says it was a migrant. This is right up their alley.

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  • Broken_Erika
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    In the news today.
    Originally posted by BBC
    Bear falls asleep in wardrobe after entering home

    A black bear has been found sleeping in a wardrobe after apparently locking itself into a room in a home in the US state of Montana.

    Alerted to the intrusion in Butler Creek, police said the large mammal just yawned when officers knocked on the window to wake it up.

    It eventually had to be tranquilised and removed.

    Police warned people to lock up their homes as the bear reportedly tried at least two other doors in the area.

    They said the bear had somehow entered a laundry room in the house and managed to bolt the door from the inside.

    It began ripping the room apart before apparently feeling tired and climbing into the wardrobe for a nap.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48731021

    elsewhere in Japan.
    Originally posted by BBC
    Rogue slug blamed for Japanese railway chaos
    A power cut that disrupted rail traffic on a Japanese island last month was caused by a slug, officials say.

    More than 12,000 people's journeys were affected when nearly 30 trains on Kyushu shuddered to a halt because of the slimy intruder's actions.

    Its electrocuted remains were found lodged inside equipment next to the tracks, Japan Railways says.

    The incident in Japan has echoes of a shutdown caused by a weasel at Europe's Large Hadron Collider in 2016.

    When the animal took a fatal chew on wiring inside a high-voltage transformer, it caused a short circuit which temporarily stopped the work of the particle accelerator.

    In Japan, local media on the trail of the slug report that it managed to squeeze through a tiny gap to get into a load disconnector.

    A British cousin of the ill-fated mollusc achieved notoriety in 2011, The Guardian reports, when it crawled inside a traffic light control box in the northern town of Darlington and caused a short circuit, resulting in "traffic chaos".
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48729110

    and meanwhile in Germany...
    Originally posted by BBC
    Urinating man causes injuries on Berlin boat
    A man urinating off a bridge in Berlin has caused a number of injuries, according to the Berlin Fire Department.

    The unidentified man urinated from the low lying Jannowitz Bridge onto a tourist boat on Friday evening.

    A number of people on board the boat jumped up in surprise, hitting their heads as the boat passed under the bridge.

    Four people were taken to hospital by ambulance with head lacerations.

    It is not known if the man was fined or arrested.

    The man's actions were criticised on social media.

    One person wrote on Twitter: "The animals in the zoo behave better."
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48731431

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  • spambot
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    Police are such cowards. "Boo hoo there's only ten of us against this one black guy who's asleep in his car we'd better open fire before he even realizes we're here we're so scared he might do something!!!111!11!"

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  • pchang
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    Only for those with good aim.

  • BeBro
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    I think it's always better to shoot first and ask questions later.

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  • Uncle Sparky
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    The police should be fired. The family should be able to successfully sue for millions.

  • Uncle Sparky
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    And black shoplifters should be shot on sight. By police. You fascist.

  • Dinner
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    Let us review the crimes they knowingly and willingly committed just in this one case, not their long criminal histories, shoplifting, evading arrest, resisting arrest, and child endangerment. That is at least three felonies so, yes, it can indeed be acceptable given that the criminals were violently resisting and it was one cop trying to control violent professional criminals. That the media lies covering for these career criminals playing the race card is just utterly disgusting.

    The police should be able to get hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from media outlets who peddle such slander and lies.

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  • self biased
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    Originally posted by Dinner View Post
    ...

    Well, the black couple lying and claiming racial profiling and "police brutality" are serial shoplyfters and thieves. Yes, they did indeed train the children to steal for them and have been repeatedly caught doing this scam. Also they lead the police on a giant chase trying to escape so this was not some innocent misunderstanding but the work of multiply convictioned felons running their usual crime ring exploiting their children to do so.
    is it acceptable for police to use of the threat of deadly force when someone is stealing and no bystander is in immediate peril ?

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