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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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>> No. 115851 ID: d4c8ee
http://www.cp24.com/news/store-not-pressing-charges-after-shoplifter-breaks-arms-legs-while-fleeing-scene-1.3317466

>Police say a man who shoplifted from a convenience store in the downtown core broke his arms and legs after he fell 30 feet while attempting to flee from store staff.

>According to investigators, shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, a man stole lottery tickets from Rabba near Blue Jays Way and Front Street. When the store employees noticed the theft, police say they gave chase.

>While attempting to flee, the suspect tried to jump over the railing of a pedestrian bridge near the Rogers Centre but misjudged the height of the bridge and fell 30 feet.

>The man, who is believed to be in his late 20s, was taken to hospital with broken arms and legs but is expected to survive.

>When employees learned about the suspect's injuries, they decided not to press charges, police added.
>> No. 115862 ID: f11f4d
https://archive.is/eb9xQ
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39120836
Montreal police are cracking down on combat sports like Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing, despite organizers insisting the sports are legal.

The Canadian Brazilian jiu-jitsu championship was postponed Sunday after Montreal police threatened to arrest participants. Police say the event violates a section of Canadian law that forbids sports containing strikes and kicks. The Canada Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships was organised by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, and was supposed to feature more than 200 competitors from around the world. Organisers say police contacted them Friday to convey that event was illegal, and that any participant could be arrested. They've rescheduled the event for 5 March, at another, undisclosed, venue.

The championship has been held in Montreal for nine years, said Guy Mondreuil, who runs a Brazilian jiu-jitsu studio in Quebec City. This is the first time he has heard of police cracking down on a Brazilian jiu-jitsu event. "I don't know what's going on," Mr Mondreuil told the BBC. "It's not a good thing." Montreal police also cancelled a separate kickboxing event scheduled for the same day.

Organisers of the Canadian championship say Brazilian jiu-jitsu does not involve strikes with the hand, fists or feet, which are illegal in Canada. A spokesperson from Montreal's police force, Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) told the BBC that police received a complaint about both events, and were legally required to shut them down. According to section 83 of the Criminal Code of Canada, sports that contain "an encounter or fight with fists, hands or feet" are illegal, unless they are part of the International Olympic Committee programme. Neither kickboxing nor Brazilian jiu-jitsu are part of the Olympics.

But Albertho Mercedat, an organiser of the kickboxing event, says kickboxing is legal in Quebec, and the police have it wrong. "The SPVM continues to claim arbitrarily that kick-boxing is an illegal combat sport on its territory," , he wrote on Facebook, He said the event will be rescheduled for later in July, an that he is "convinced that the SPVM will positively change its position soon." The law banning combat sports outside the IOC was updated in 2013 to also allow provinces to regulate sports themselves, which paved the way for amateur mixed-martial arts (MMA) tournaments and Ultimate Fighting Championship events, ncluding in Quebec.

Organisers of the Canadian Brazilian jiu-jitsu championship say Brazilian jiu-jitsu should not be affected by section 83 at all, because it does not feature strikes by hands, fist, or feet. Instead, B
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49763 No. 49763 ID: c574bd Locked Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
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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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116044 No. 116044 ID: 764118 Locked hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>Boris Epshteyn
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/03/25/white-house-aide-boris-epshteyn-expected-to-leave-communications-post/
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>> No. 116045 ID: b70387
Did you post this here just because of the guy's fucking name?
>> No. 116046 ID: 91ae16
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awwww having his ZOG heroes called out get this kike's panties in a twist.

sad
>> No. 116047 ID: b70387
It's nice to see other bullshit threads go nowhere without site staff doing anything, but I do think this thread crosses a line somewhere.


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115896 No. 115896 ID: 1d9130 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Fox barely covered it in this little blurb. I don't see how you people can consider Fox a legitimate news source when it doesn't give you more than a couple paragraphs on the most important issues. This article was buried pretty deep too, under a bunch of stories about how at the Democrats are ruining America of course and all those stories about how Trump is defending your rights and making heavy artillery legal for recreational use.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/03/07/rand-paul-trump-will-negotiate-obamacare-repeal-replacement

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) joined "Fox & Friends" Tuesday to offer his take on the House GOP's health care bill to replace Obamacare, which was released Monday.

Paul said he spoke with President Donald Trump, who according to the senator is open-minded on negotiating the new bill.

Our wonderful new Healthcare Bill is now out for review and negotiation. ObamaCare is a complete and total disaster - is imploding fast!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2017


"I like the president's statements that it's up for negotiation, and I think those have begun. ... He wants Obamacare repealed like all conservatives do, but he realizes that conservatives have a lot of objections," Paul said.

The new plan would repeal all taxes and subsidies on the current Affordable Care Act and instead offer the same tax breaks to individual workers as the government would to businesses.

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>> No. 115908 ID: 649f2c
>>115902
>implying niggers can read

back to the tumblr
>> No. 116035 ID: ea8f9f
>>115902
GOP health-care bill: House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation’s health-care law
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-leaders-prepare-to-vote-friday-on-health-care-reform/2017/03/24/736f1cd6-1081-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html

Trump gave an ultimatum that he wanted a vote today, or they'd move on to other parts of his agenda. The votes weren't there, so they'll have to come back to this later. Hopefully, some people can be working on Obamacare replacement legislation while other things are going on, so they can give it the time and thought that it requires.
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>>116035
>> No. 116038 ID: ea8f9f
>>116035
‘Hello, Bob’: President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/president-trump-called-my-cellphone-to-say-that-the-health-care-bill-was-dead/2017/03/24/8282c3f6-10ce-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.2c39e804b02b


>Trump said he would not put the bill on the floor in the coming weeks. He is willing to wait and watch the current law continue and, in his view, encounter problems. And he believes that Democrats will eventually want to work with him on some kind of legislative fix to Obamacare, although he did not say when that would be.

>“As you know, I’ve been saying for years that the best thing is to let Obamacare explode and then go make a deal with the Democrats and have one unified deal. And they will come to us; we won’t have to come to them,” he said. “After Obamacare explodes.”

>“The beauty,” Trump continued, “is that they own Obamacare. So when it explodes, they come to us, and we make one beautiful deal for the people.”

What they'd really do is blame all of the bill's problems on Republicans trying to undermine it, and still not play ball.
>> No. 116043 ID: c10b88
>>116038

Wasn't WaPo one of the news organizations Trump regularly derides? Why did he call them first, did he lose a bet? Oh, wait, I guess he did.


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114178 No. 114178 ID: 22c903 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/97336168

The constitution is safe. Our country will have a border wall to keep the filthy drug mules and their shitty welfare sucking criminal anchor offspring out. We will defund bullshit special interests. Purge the Marxism from the colleges, break up the (possibly pedophilic) democrat mafia squatting in DC, restore journalistic ethics to our press and become a non-service based economy again. Small businesses and innovation will boom in the next four years. The truth will ring long, sharp and free.

A golden age is before us folks.

NEVER COME DOWN
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>> No. 116011 ID: 9723b1
>>115962
This kindergarten level inanity is the last resort of a hopeless man. Enjoy the next 18 years.

>>116004
>unnamed sources
Wew lad and these unnamed sources are breaking the law apparently, because they're releasing information regarding an ONGOING INVESTIGATION.

Oh btw?
>phone records
Didn't CNN and FBI deny that wiretapping of Trump took place? And CNN is now claiming that FBI wiretapping of Trump is proving his collusion with Russia?

Fucking pick a lie already and stick to it, you can't shout multiple contradictory lies at people and expect to be taken seriously.
>> No. 116016 ID: ea8f9f
>>116011
You don't use wiretaps to get phone records.
>> No. 116037 ID: d4c8ee
It's been revealed that Flynn was also plotting with the Turks too.
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/mike-flynn-secretly-met-turkish-officials-to-plan-illegal-dead-of-night-extradition-of-fugitive-cleric/
>Former CIA Director James Woolsey said that he attended a secret meeting in September with ousted Trump national security adviser Adm. Mike Flynn to plan a covert operation to “whisk away” a fugitive cleric and hand him over to Turkey’s authoritarian government.

>The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Woolsey and other people present at the meeting confirmed that Flynn was coordinating with officials from the cabinet of right-wing Turkish Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan in anticipation of extraditing Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey should Trump win the presidency.

>The “dead of night” operation was intended to circumvent normal U.S. extradition laws, Woolsey said. The meeting took place on Sep. 19, and Woolsey said he arrived late only to be startled and alarmed that the discussion was treading into potentially illegal territory.

>The plan, according to Woolsey, was “a covert step in the dead of night to whisk this guy away.” Gulen is wanted in Turkey for allegedly aiding last summer’s failed military coup against the Erdogan regime.

>“It isn’t known who raised the idea or what Mr. Flynn concluded about it,” said the Journal.
>> No. 116039 ID: eb2308
>>116004
Sources confirm trump is martian, refuse to comment on likelihood of anal probing becoming mandatory.
>> No. 116042 ID: d4c8ee
Russian foreign ministry is upset that people won't stop leaking stuff about their agents in the White House.

http://www.mid.ru/ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2703372?p_p_id=101_INSTANCE_cKNonkJE02Bw&_101_INSTANCE_cKNonkJE02Bw_languageId=en_GB#sel=31:1:Zj6,33:16:yrj

>Also, I would like to say that if the practice of leaking information that concerns not just the United States but also Russia, which has become a tradition in Washington in the past few years, continues, there will come a day when the media will publish leaks about the things that Washington asked us to keep secret, for example, things that happened during President Obama’s terms in office. Believe me, this could be very interesting information.

>Our American colleagues must decide if they respect the diplomatic procedure, if they keep their word on the arrangements made between us, primarily arrangements made at their own request, or we create a few very nice surprises for each other.


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114420 No. 114420 ID: 9dc901 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/739620/Maria-Ladenburger-murder-EU-official-daughter-killed-by-refugee-Aghan

>Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a cycle path.

>The shocking incident happened on October 16 but details have only been released after an arrest on Friday.

>The unnamed migrant arrived in Germany last year as an unaccompanied minor and lived with a local family in the city.

I'm lovin' it.
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Just another regular day in France.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/paris-orly-airport-attack-shooting-suspect-radicalised-muslim-terror-isis-france-security-services-a7636496.html
>> No. 116000 ID: e59f1a
  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/22/attack-houses-parliament-london-what-we-know-so-far

I'll just leave this here.
>> No. 116002 ID: e188a9
Next up: Trump supporter shoots tanned son after mistaking him for a Mexican.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/other-news/malayali-priest-stabbed-inside-melbourne-church/articleshow/57721925.cms

>In a suspected racist attack, an Indian priest was stabbed inside a church in Melbourne in Australia right in front of worshippers who had assembled for Sunday morning mass.

>Tomy Kalathoor Mathew, 48, a native of Anakkampoyil in Kozhikode district, was stabbed at around 11 am Australian time by a man at St Matthew's Church in Fawkner, a northern suburb of Melbourne. The attack took place when the priest was about to begin the Italian mass.

>According to Australian media, who quoted church officials, the assailant yelled "You are Indian, a Hindu or Muslim, you cannot say mass, I will kill you". The man reportedly approached Mathew, pulled out a knife and stabbed the priest in the neck in front of dozens of parishioners. Though some people tried to restrain the attacker, he broke free and fled the scene.

>Bishop Mar Remigiose Inchananiyil of Thamarassery diocese spoke to the injured priest over phone. "It was a miraculous escape. Tomy Kalathoor Mathew said that he could escape from the knife attack only due to God's grace as he had worn special robes for the mass in addition to thick clothes. The knife didn't go deep and just injured the neck muscles," Abraham Kavilpurayidathil, chancellor and spokesperson of Thamarassery diocese, told TOI.

>Mathew was rushed to Northern Hospital and treated for a wound to his neck. He was later discharged. Police on Sunday night arrested a 72-year-old Fawkner man, believed to be of Italian origin.
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>>116002
>Next up: Trump supporter shoots tanned son after mistaking him for a Mexican.

Or maybe.

>SHOCKING: Liberal Regressive tells truth of events, Holy See says 2nd coming may be just a matter of days.

Pic related sums up the state of european life.
>> No. 116041 ID: cce514
Stormfaggots whine that racist attacks that they promote and endorse are not representative of their culture.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/white-supremacists-lament-backlash-fatal-nyc-sword-attack-article-1.3006653

>A white supremacist and neo-Nazi website condemned the racially-motivated sword slaying of a black man in New York City, with the admitted racists lamenting they will now be "unfairly discriminated against."

>Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin wrote in a letter posted Thursday that alleged killer James Jackson "does not represent White Supremacy."

>Jackson, a white Army veteran, is accused of plunging his 26-inch sword into 66-year-old Timothy Caughman in Midtown on Monday night.

>"White Supremacy is a religion of peace, and the overwhelming majority of White Supremacists are peaceful members of society who do not agree with stabbing random black people with swords," Anglin wrote. "The attack has nothing at all to do with the religion of White Supremacy, and white supremacists are under no obligation to apologize for this attack."

>Anglin whined in Thursday's post that white supremacists will now "be subject to unfair scrutiny and prejudice." He wrote that people with swastika tattoos, Skrewdriver T-shirts and shaved heads "will be unfairly discriminated against."


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115910 No. 115910 ID: cce514 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/14/cia-given-new-authority-conduct-drone-strikes-donald-trump-rolls/

>The Trump administration is pushing ahead with plans to loosen restrictions on drone strikes, removing the “near certainty” requirement of no civilian deaths outside war zones, according to US media reports.

>It has already given the CIA new authority to launch its own strikes against militants, reported the Wall Street Journal.

>And a senior White House official told The Washington Post that a review of drone policy was almost complete and would roll back other constraints imposed by Barack Obama.

>In particular, it will allow the Pentagon and CIA more autonomy to launch strikes against al-Qaeda and Isil terrorists without needing White House approval.

>“Some of the Obama administration rules were getting in the way of good strikes,” a US official briefed on the matter told NBC News.

>President George W Bush authorised America’s first drone strike in 2004 but the programme was rapidly scaled up by Mr Obama, provoking international condemnation and protests in countries such as Pakistan where CIA attacks were blamed for killing hundreds of civilians.

>As a result, Mr Obama introduced a rule that no strike could take place outside a war zone unless there was a “near certainty” that civilian deaths could be avoided.
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>> No. 115911 ID: f9b63c
>fake dead muslims
Clearly we need larger blast yields.
>> No. 115958 ID: cce514
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WE RUSSIA NOW
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/world/middleeast/us-military-denies-reports-it-bombed-mosque-in-syria.html
>A spokesman for the United States Central Command said the American aircraft had struck a nearby building, but did not hit the mosque.

>"We did not target any mosques,” said Col. John J. Thomas, a spokesman for the Central Command, which has responsibility for American military missions in the Middle East. “What we did target was destroyed. There is a mosque within 50 feet of that building that is still standing.”

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2017/03/16/us-missile-remains-reportedly-recovered-from-site-of-aleppo-mosque-bombing/

>Both the Russian Air Force as well as the United States(-led Coalition) have been accused of targeting the mosque in Al-Jīnah.

>However, a photo showing an alleged weapon remnant found in the rubble of the mosque may reveal more about the perpetrator of the attack.

>The photo was published on Twitter by Sakir Khader, a Dutch journalist, who said he received the photo from local activists on the ground. No results show up in a reverse image search, suggesting the photo has not been indexed by Google and may thus be authentic. The location and authenticity of the photo could not be independently referenced, and we are currently awaiting more photos and videos from the targeted site.

>A text in Latin is visible on the alleged weapon remnant: “WT: 52.0 kg”. ‘WT’ is an abbreviation for ‘weight’, possibly referring to the weight of the missile.
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>> No. 115959 ID: 334c17
  >>115958
>WE RUSSIA NOW
No, you are still being yourself.

Now you can pick your choice of words:
>there was no air strike, it is all fake news
>there was an air strike, but in different place and/or different time
>there was an air strike, but there were only terrorists
>there was an air strike, but the civilian deaths are accidental
>there was an air strike, but muslims are not humans anyway
>there was an air strike, but actually Russians did it
Yes you are right, my friend, the right choice is the last one.
>> No. 115985 ID: 334c17
  In other news that will not be reported.

>Members of Russia's State Duma and members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) arrived in Damascus, Monday, ahead of a meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad, and joint talks between Russian and Syrian parliamentarians.

http://tass.com/world/936417
>The European delegation is represented by 10 parliamentarians from Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Belgium. Among them is leader of the political group, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Jordi Xucla and chairman of the assembly’s committee on legal affairs and human rights Alain Destexhe, according to Slutsky.

>"As part of these meetings, we would like to discuss issues of Syrian settlement and the possible role of parliamentarians in this process and also in solving those tasks defined at the talks in Geneva, Astana and implementing Resolution 2254 of the UN Security Council at this stage,"
>> No. 116040 ID: cce514
200+ civilians dead in Iraq from US airstrikes.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/us-reviewing-airstrikes-iraq-syria-killed-100s-civilians/story?id=46361783
>"An initial review of strike data from March 16-23 indicates that, at the request of the Iraqi Security Forces, the coalition struck ISIS fighters and equipment, March 17, in West Mosul at the location corresponding to allegations of civilian casualties," stated a media release from the task force Saturday. A formal review of the March 17 operation "is underway to determine the facts surrounding this strike and the validity of the allegation of civilian casualties," the release said.

>The military’s release came after it earlier announced a review of whether any of three airstrikes in Syria and Iraq over the past week were linked to reported deaths of hundreds of civilians.

>In addition to the March 17 airstrike in western Mosul that reportedly killed 200 civilians, Central Command also said this week it is reviewing a March 16 airstrike near a mosque in al-Jinnah, Syria, that is said to have killed dozens, and an airstrike Monday, March 20, on a school building outside of Raqqa, Syria, that may have also killed dozens of civilians fleeing local fighting.

>U.S. Central Command has also opened a credibility assessment into an airstrike Monday night, March 20, that targeted a school building near Raqqa, ISIS's de facto capital inside Syria.

>The activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights alleges that an airstrike on the school killed 33 civilians who had been seeking shelter from local fighting.


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116030 No. 116030 ID: 2e2521 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>help i'm being persecuted by evil racists!

http://washingtonpost.com/national-security/israeli-man-19-arrested-in-connection-with-threats-against-jewish-community-centers-in-us-other-nations/2017/03/23/15123300-0fcb-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_stor
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>> No. 116034 ID: d4c8ee
Bitcoin: the preferred currency of retarded homschoolers making terrorist threats.
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.779087
>The suspect has lived in Israel many years. The army refused to draft him after finding him unfit for service. The suspect's motive is unknown, but police accuse him of hundreds of incidents involving threats to institutions around the world, including Israel, over a period of two or three years.

>Some five computers were confiscated as well as other equipment, including antennas he used to access other people's networks and to commit the alleged crimes undetected. This initially threw off the police and it led them to question others whose networks were used. Eventually, the police created a profile of the suspect and the technology to find him. Police say that he attempted to grab the gun of an officer who came to his home to arrest him.

>The suspect is not cooperating with police and has refused to grant permission to have his computers searched.

>Upon searching his computer, a bitcoin account was discovered, and it’s being examined whether the suspect received payment for some of the calls he allegedly made.

>He is said to have been home-schooled by his parents and never to have been educated outside the home.

>Police are accusing the suspect of extortion through threats and of false reporting spreading panic. The incidents include alleged calls placed to shopping malls, airports and various Jewish institutions. Investigators are also attempting to determine if the suspect received any money in connection with of the threats attributed to him.

>The police also detained his father for questioning.
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115968 No. 115968 ID: cce514 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
clearly the pitiful western sanctions have had no effect at all.
http://www.janes.com/article/68766/russia-announces-deepest-defence-budget-cuts-since-1990s
>Figures released by the Russian Federal Treasury have confirmed that Russia's defence budget has been cut by 25.5% for 2017, falling from RUB3.8 trillion (USD65.4 billion) to RUB2.8 trillion.

>The reduction represents the largest cut to military expenditure in the country since the early 1990s.

>The reduction follows an extended period of large increases to Russian defence spending with growth having achieved an average rate of 19.8% a year since 2011 in nominal terms. Despite the cut, the 2017 budget will remain about 14.4% higher than the level of defence spending seen in 2014 in nominal terms.

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>from 65.4 billion
>to 48.7 billion
Doesn't mention that it's been more than tripled since 1990s.

>The reduction represents the largest cut to military expenditure in the country since the early 1990s.
Following a massive six times over increase. WTF?

>>115973
Janes is shit now, it's been coopted by Obamadrones.

And his title is OC. Using a title NOT from an article is a bannable offense like the dozens of times this asshole insulted people, but I doubt cce514 will ever be banned because he spends 16 hours of the day fellating a mod.

(HAPPY, NOW?)
(Personal attack.)
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>>116009
>Using a title NOT from an article is a bannable offense like the dozens of times this asshole insulted people, but I doubt cce514 will ever be banned because he spends 16 hours of the day fellating a mod.
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>denunciation

Hah, how refreshing!
>> No. 116029 ID: 791f24
>>116009
>$60billion military budget
>muh über slavtech

lmao tho.
i legit hope for full scale military conflict with russia so we finally have an exuse to whip the real vampire magic on someone. i'd like to see the military industry complex go balls out just once in my lifetime. a visible supernova in our galaxy would make the exacta and to fill it all out I'd like to move to mars for my retirement. also wondering about whats in gengis khan's tomb.
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>>116029
>measuring military power by amount of money wasted on it
Epic fail.

>i legit hope for full scale military conflict with russia
At least you wish a quick and painful death instead of useless existence.


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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/24/state-investing-in-russia.html

Moscow – Russia is the world’s eighth largest economy, and while it claims it is not isolated, and has made great inroads doing business with countries in Asia in the Middle East while the West has given it the cold shoulder, it is eager to engage with the world’s most famous dealmaker of the moment, President Donald Trump.

There has been a healthy dose of Trumpmania here in Moscow, as people celebrate the installation of the 45th President of the United States, who has famously said, he would like to get along with Russia. But it is not blind euphoria.

“There’s a realistic mood—some are excited, some are indifferent. But at least they are willing to listen to the Russian story,” said Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund. “We don’t expect pro-Russian decisions. We understand that Trump will focus only on the US agenda, defending U.S. interests.”

Stanford and Harvard educated Dmitriev, a Kiev native who runs the Russian sovereign wealth fund that holds ten billion dollars in reserved capital under management, has hopes that sanctions against Russian will be dropped by Trump. He said,

“The fact is that sanctions did not work, in that they didn’t change Russian policy in any way. Secondly, they united Russians around President Putin whose popularity throughout the sanctions time actually increased dramatically.”

Despite the turmoil Russia has lived in the past several years, between the dramatic fall in oil prices and the tumble of its currency, Dmitriev extols the health of his country’s economy. He points out the stock market grew fifty percent last year and he projects the two percent growth in Russia next year. He says his fund, which invests in projects in Russia and around the world, with various partners, is solid.

“My fund has produced positive returns in dollars for our partners, which is important given the Ruble got reduced by almost half, so we have been making investments so great that they produce positive returns in dollars to all our partners.”
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>>115181
>a chart that went all the way up to 2017 would have
Good luck finding those in today's economic situation.
>> No. 115186 ID: 9723b1
>>115179
That is GDP per capita, there are multiple ways China fakes GDP. They make products that no one buys or uses, like masses of toys that go directly to landfill, entire empty towns, or roads or bridges leading to nowhere. This raises their gross domestic PRODUCT, without actually improving the situation in the country.

Another measure is Gross National Income (GNI), which while more useful than GDP can also often be faked, such as when a powerful government sells to itself.

Third measure, which is usually safe, is foreign trade balances. It's difficult for a government to fake this because the numbers are available to other governments. However one has to be careful because nations in destabilized regions (ie Egypt) have reduced trade, as do nations under severe sanctions (ie Iran) despite having relatively healthy internal economies.

These reasons and more are why anyone comparing economies of countries is probably lying to you on some level.

Best bet is to take this list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_exports
And just straight up add all the numbers on it to this list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_imports
And this should give you a more clear picture of cash flow in and out of a country.

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>>115186
>That is GDP per capita, there are multiple ways China fakes GDP.
So does every other major market player - after all it is arguably a primary index in the economy. Most of GDP of developed countries come from "intellectual property" and things like digital services, financial instruments, and so on and so forth, where people profit while not producing anything useful at all. I'm not saying that it is somewhat reprehensible in general, but you have to agree that primary problem comes from the debt - which itself is the virtualization of economy.

Modern economy troubles come from general inability to develop trade and production anywhere further - it requires rich people to risk and sacrifice something to invest into the opportunities never considered before. You need to search for alternatives, take a different views, consider other points of interest, including developing countries, too. But rich people don't want any alternatives, they don't want want to lose anything and don't want anyone to step in their place, so they do polar opposite. They oppress, sanction, threaten and falsifying - they are digging their own grave with their own hands.

Lifting sanctions in some selective manner, trying to close itself from the problems of the world, or trying to give corporations even more power isn't going to fix anything of that. Soon enough you will discover that everything you know is fictional, and the economy is operated by irrelevant values, and you are living a virtual life without any purpose. And that is going to be the end of it.

I don't know what happened to your world since 30 years ago. I'm an avid fan of 80-s cyberpunk that isn't too popular where I live because of some things like language barrier, values dissonance, etc. But I don't understand where all this innovative spirit is gone since then, replaced by all this brooding of possible futures that will happen because of some liberal market magic. I don't feel it anywhere any more.
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>russian stock market down 12% since article posted
>all other world stock markets up large percentages

guess that shows you what fox is worth
>> No. 116032 ID: 334c17
>>116031
>russian stock market down 12% since article posted
citation needed


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