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101060 No. 101060 ID: 1fb1a6 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Local news stories that lack significance outside their stagnant little backwaters go here.
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Hardly news, I just find this fascinating.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-frankincense-omans-white-gold-loses-its-lustre-in-a-modernizing/
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49763 No. 49763 ID: c574bd Locked Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
We've taken your feedback from the poll and are going to implement a new ruleset for /n/. As always, our ability to moderate is directly linked to you reporting posts you see breaking the rules. We may be modifying this ruleset further in the future as we try to tune /n/ into a place that allows the maximum amount of discussion and causes the minimal amount of trouble. If you have questions or comments, find us in irc (rizon.net #/k/) or post a thread in /sug/

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>> No. 101059 ID: 1fb1a6
  ConcernedCitizen is drafting the official changes, but for now to limit reports I would like to outline a slight rule change:

/n/ is no longer limited to national/international news.

Anything traditionally newsworthy that impacts or potentially impacts people on the international, national, or regional level or is exceptional on the local level can have its own thread.

For local stories with no real impact - we will be crafting a Flawda thread to contain them.

Here is some food for thought:

http://www.mediacollege.com/journalism/news/newsworthy.html

All other rules remain in effect until further notice.
>> No. 101062 ID: 1fb1a6
Bump to be on top of the Flawda thread.

Threads that dissolve into accusations of schilling and tripfighting will be locked. Don't do it in the flawda thread either or you'll be banned.


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118581 No. 118581 ID: 1dc11c hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Lawmakers vote to expand background checks, limit magazines

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2018/06/07/nj-gun-control-lawmakers-pass-background-checks-magazine-limits/681217002/
>> No. 118638 ID: 525252
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/i-1639-the-most-ambitious-effort-at-gun-regulation-in-washington-states-history/

I-1639 is the nation’s only statewide firearms measure on the ballot this fall, and it puts Washington back in the center of the debate over gun violence and constitutional rights.

It comes after a continuing string of high-profile mass shootings that have become known by their locations: Newtown, Aurora, Orlando, Las Vegas, Parkland.

As part of the campaign, Kramer attends fundraisers, rallies and newspaper editorial-board meetings to advocate for regulations that neither Congress nor the state Legislature have been willing to take up.

If voters approve the measure, Washington’s firearms laws would be among the strictest in the country. The sprawling, 30-page initiative would beef up a broad range of gun regulations.


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118245 No. 118245 ID: 225202 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
$8.63bn wasted on Russian "stealth fighter" fraud scheme
http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/8-63-billion-advanced-fighter-aircraft-project-with-russia-put-on-ice-118042000029_1.html

>The proposal for India and Russia to jointly develop an advanced fighter — the eponymous Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) — has been formally buried. Business Standard has learnt that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval conveyed the decision to a Russian ministerial delegation at a “Defence Acquisition Meeting” in end-February.

>Doval and Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, who attended the meeting, asked the Russians to proceed alone with developing their fifth-generation fighter. They said India might possibly join the project later, or buy the fully developed fighter outright, after it entered service with the Russian Air Force.

>New Delhi and Moscow have discussed the FGFA since 2007, when they agreed that Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) would partner Russia’s Sukhoi Design Bureau (Sukhoi) in developing and manufacturing the fighter. In 2010, Sukhoi flew the fighter, called Perspektivny Aviatsionny Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii, or “Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation” (PAK-FA). Seven prototypes are currently in flight-testing.

>Russia said the PAK-FA met its needs, but the India Air Force (IAF) wanted a better fighter. So HAL and Sukhoi negotiated an $8.63-billion deal to improve the PAK-FA with the IAF’s requirements of stealth (near-invisibility to radar), super-cruise (supersonic cruising speed), networking (real-time digital links with other battlefield systems) and airborne radar with world-beating range. In all, the IAF demanded some 50 improvements to the PAK-FA, including 360-degree radar and more powerful engines.

>Defence ministry sources who played a direct role in negotiations with Russia say much of this money was earmarked for Indian production facilities for manufacturing 127 FGFAs, and for India’s work share in developing advanced avionics for the fighter. It also included the cost of four PAK-FA prototypes for IAF test pilots to fly.

>Now, the IAF has backed away from the FGFA because it argues the PAK-FA — which Sukhoi has been test-flying since January 2010 — is not stealthy enough for a fifth-generation combat aircraft.

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>> No. 118604 ID: 6e9258
>>118600
>Looking at a photo of the hole, it looks less like a puncture caused by a small meteorite and more like a hole that was purposefully drilled. That's not just a layman's observation either. Dmitry Rogozin, the Director General of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, suspects that the drilling was done with the intention of causing a leak. “There were several attempts at drilling,” he said in televised comments, by a “wavering hand.”

>Those tests are currently underway, but it’s also possible an employee or contractor drilled that hole either accidentally or deliberately. In this case, the person could have sealed the hole somehow, where it remained hidden for weeks until the vacuum of space caused the sealant to dry up and break apart.

So, somebody's shaky hands, not quite used to handling the drill or drilling in weightlessness, are responsible.

>the engine fell out of your car
As it turns out, spaceship is not your consumer car, and there's no engine to fall out of it. Final assembly of the spacecraft, and especially testing and training stages, do not involve and can not involve any drilling operations.

http://tass.com/science/1020165
>Hole in Soyuz MS-09’s hull was drilled when it was fully assembled, says industry source
>> No. 118605 ID: 42b35f
>>118600
>>118604
tbh that looks like someone drilled the hole, by hand, without a center punch or any pilot at all.
No matter how steady your hands are, and how well you're braced, without a pilot of some sort your drill will walk all over just like that. Don't matter if it's on Da Erf or in microgravity.
>> No. 118622 ID: c10b88
>>118562

>The tank isn't busted as long as it is not ripped open

Which a T-64/72/80/90 will be, because the ammo stowage is of such a hilariously bad design.

The difference is a western MBT will actually have a chance to be repaired, because a single center-mass penetration isn't likely to blow the entire turret off the tank like it is with the ridiculous autoloader carousel arrangement.

But hey, anything to save a little bit of silhouette in an era where thermal imaging can see a stationary, partially covered tank clearly at several kilometers, right? Who needs crew survivability.
>> No. 118627 ID: 77e541
Tanks are a worthless sack of bullcrap to be wasting money on in the 21st century. They look good in parades and their production justifies a lot of bribe money paid to politicians, but when push comes to shove they're a liability. Everyone here has heard all about Billy Mitchell vs The Black Shoe Navy. None of the battleships the traditional old fogeys insisted on producing did a single thing in combat other than huddling near the aircraft carrier and justifying a tiny percentage of it's cost by providing some extra floating ack-ack. At the onset of the war America had 4 aircraft carriers available for combat because of those shortsighted, headstrong, greedy retards. Nobody remembers their names, but everyone knows about Billy Mitchell. Most of the allied nations were hamstrung at the onset of the war because they were letting the braindead bros of the ruling class' good ol boys club run their militaries for private profit and prestige rather than running it professionally for performance, the Russians did the Poles a huge favor when they wiped out that class of worthless blowhards because those were they same people who had failed to prepare any significant effective military defense for the people of their country even though they'd had a decade to prepare.
Its been since forever that yesterday's weapon was a gamechanger in today's war. Tanks were trumped by JaBos in the 1940s, by another thinking man's general, Patton, that was almost 75 years ago, chronologically closer to the Franco-Prussian war than the present.
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https://scout-thedeaddistrict.blogspot.com/2018/06/90-m1a1m-abrams.html

>Iraqi Army T-90С and M1A1M Abrams - a pretty interesting photo that was posted on twitter, Iraq, @KKKAMASH2. The photo of the Iraqi Army T-90С and M1A1M Abrams is laid out in one photo. Presumably, the photograph was shot at the 35th Brigade of the 9th Division of the Iraqi Army.

https://scout-thedeaddistrict.blogspot.com/2018/02/90-m1a1m.html

>As the Iraqi newspaper Al Ghad Press reported on January 28, 2018, the American General Dynamics corporation ceased the program of technical and service support of the M1A1M Abrams tank of the Iraqi army at its technical base at Al Matan airport in Baghdad from the end of 2017. This was in response to Iraq's revealed violations of the contractual agreement on the receipt of these tanks, expressed primarily in the transfer of at least two Abrams tanks from the Iraqi army to the pro-Iranian Shiite militia "Khashd al-Shaabi" ("People's Mobilization Force"). It is reported that General Dynamics has previously repeatedly informed the Iraqi government of the inadmissible from its point of view the transfer of Abrams tanks to armed groups that are not part of the Iraqi army.

>According to the newspaper, during the fighting against the "Islamic State" in Mosul, 60 Abrams tanks of the Iraqi army were disabled, which now need to be restored, which was what General Dynamics did at the technical base in Al Matanah [it is unclear whether this number irrevocably lost tanks].


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  I'll just leave these here
>> No. 118583 ID: d62d0b
  sexy
>> No. 118584 ID: b430d1
SoL really let his looks go after being in prison so long.
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DAMN LOL LMAO I CAN BELIEVE HE ACTUALLY FUCKED THE DEAD BODY
>> No. 118599 ID: 41ddfd
did anyone ever send that letter?
>> No. 118606 ID: b430d1
>>118599
Whats the big rush?


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118566 No. 118566 ID: 789d4a hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/365351-mccain-war-hero-and-senate-giant-dies

John McCain, a giant of the Senate who survived years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam to become a leading actor on the political stage for decades, died Saturday at the age of 81.
>> No. 118571 ID: 3f8805
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/403891-gop-senator-mccain-is-partially-to-blame-for-controversy-over-white-house?amp

GOP Sen. James Inhofe (Okla.) on Monday said the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is "partially to blame" for the controversy over President Trump's raising and then re-lowering American flags to mark McCain's death.

The White House on Monday afternoon re-lowered its flags to half staff after facing widespread pushback for returning them to full staff less than 48 hours after McCain's death on Saturday.

In response to a question about the flag controversy, Inhofe, who is expected to succeed McCain as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the former GOP presidential nominee was not "courteous" to Trump.

"Well, you know, frankly, I think that John McCain is partially to blame for that because he is very outspoken," Inhofe told reporters, according to CNN. "He disagreed with the president in certain areas and wasn't too courteous about it."


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  Posting here after this was shadow banned by different submitters on plebbit's /r/news and mod-banned at /r/worldnews

Undercover video taken by an investigator from Project Veritas shows current and former Twotter employees bragging how they use machine learning to censor content on their platform.

https://www.projectveritas.com/2018/01/11/undercover-video-twitter-engineers-to-ban-a-way-of-talking-through-shadow-banning-algorithms-to-censor-opposing-political-opinions/
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>> No. 118533 ID: 2c3f6d
TeleSUR is a Latin American news and television network which often reports on stories censored or unreported in the mainstream U.S. and U.K news outlets. It is included by Project Censored as one of its 'Independent News Sources'.

From TeleSUR:

>teleSUR English's page has been removed from Facebook for the second time this year without any specific reason being provided. It should be noted that the first time this occurred back in January 2018, Facebook did NOT provide any explanation in spite of our best efforts to understand their rationale. This is an alarming development in light of the recent shutting down of pages that don't fit a mainstream narrative.

>This is currently the only communication we have received from Facebook:

>"Hello,

>Your Page "teleSUR English" has been removed for violating our Terms of Use. A Facebook Page is a distinct presence used solely for business or promotional purposes. Among other things, Pages that are hateful, threatening or obscene are not allowed. We also take down Pages that attack an individual or group, or that are set up by an unauthorised individual. If your Page was removed for any of the above reasons, it will not be reinstated. Continued misuse of Facebook's features could result in the permanent loss of your account.

>The Facebook Team"

>We will keep you informed as news develop.
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>> No. 118534 ID: 8ef802
>>118533
TeleSUR is the Venezuelan government's propaganda mouthpiece and exists only to claim that EVERYTHING IS FINE while their country slips further into anarchy at the hands of it's incompetent socialist looters, i'm sorry, "moderate anti-imperialists."
>> No. 118535 ID: e69291
>>118534
Your mother is my cock's mouthpiece

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>> No. 118559 ID: 00146d
>>118534
>TeleSUR is the Venezuelan government's propaganda mouthpiece and exists only to claim that EVERYTHING IS FINE while their country slips further into anarchy at the hands of it's incompetent socialist looters, i'm sorry, "moderate anti-imperialists."

Is that unlike how any reporting critical of the United States is 'propaganda of a foreign power'?
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Wow turns out the SUPER MALE VITALITY ESTROGEN PILLS make you watch a guy with breast implants eat another guy's ass. So manly.

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118565 No. 118565 ID: 1b83dc hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/403492-dnc-moves-to-limit-role-of-superdelegates-in-presidential-nominations

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to limit the role of superdelegates in choosing the party’s presidential nominee, moving to heal internal divisions that emerged during the bitter 2016 primaries.

The reform, adopted by voice vote at the DNC’s summer meeting in Chicago, will bar superdelegates — lawmakers, former presidents and other party dignitaries — from voting during the first ballot of the nominating process.
>> No. 118568 ID: 41441c
Meanwhile the New York Democratic party establishment is so scared of upstart progressives and the DSA they're just nominating random members to keep "insurgents" like Ocasio-Cortez from getting nominated.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/24/nyregion/queens-candidates-nominated-without-knowing.html

>There is just one problem: Ms. Gambichler, a 72-year-old retired court clerk, did not know she was running for anything. Nor does she wish to run. “I have no idea what that’s about,” she said.

>She had been nominated, without her knowledge, by the borough’s Democratic Party leadership, which is struggling to maintain control after the longtime Queens party chairman, Representative Joseph Crowley, was trounced by the left-leaning insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a June Congressional primary that sent tremors through the Democratic establishment nationwide.

>Ms. Gambichler is hardly alone.

>The New York Times called dozens of the Queens party machine’s nominees for county committee. The candidates for 21 seats were running without their consent.

>Most of these candidates did not know they were running at all until a reporter told them; two, including Ms. Gambichler, found out when they got letters from the city Board of Elections showing how their names would appear on the Sept. 13 primary ballot. Only four candidates The Times spoke to said they were running on purpose.


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116526 No. 116526 ID: eb29fa hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Old one is autosaging.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.htm
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>President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

>The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

>The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said that Trump’s decision to do so risks cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency.

>“This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”
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>> No. 118477 ID: 278cbe
  >>118476
>intended to deter Russia
It was intended to destroy countries, steal resources, enslave people, cover up criminals and promise everybody peace and prosperity. It destroyed almost every country around Europe and now it is going to destroy Europe itself.
>> No. 118478 ID: 5b28e6
  >>118477
>>118477
>the russian again projects the failings of his imperialist polices onto others
>> No. 118480 ID: 278cbe
  >>118478
>projects the failings of his imperialist polices
>posts late-USSR footage
So the rumours were true, capitalism is crumbling after all.
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https://amp.slate.com/culture/2018/07/donald-trumps-hollywood-walk-of-fame-star-destroyed-by-pickax-wielder.html
>> No. 118542 ID: 6eecf3
  You've been visited by the Black Science Man of Infinite Cosmos. Space Marines and shuttle door gunners will become a reality, but only if you reply "Thank you, Black Science Man!"


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118561 No. 118561 ID: cad7ac hide watch quickreply [Reply]
time to slot floppies.


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