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118483 No. 118483 ID: ee0575 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/police-fatally-shoot-resident-shot-home-intruder/story?id=56945256
>> No. 118484 ID: 336722
>yet another police chimpout
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118431 No. 118431 ID: 1f98e7 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna887066

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of next month, preparing the way for the most significant change in the court's makeup in half a century.

The vacancy will allow President Donald Trump to make the U.S. Supreme court a solidly conservative body for years, if not generations, to come — a towering legacy of his time in office.
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>> No. 118458 ID: 02cdbc
Not only is gun control dead in the water, Roe v. Wade, the Civil Rights Act(s) and the 1965 immigration act are on the chopping block, and that's a good thing
>> No. 118461 ID: 144905
>>118458
How the fuck do you figure?
>> No. 118462 ID: 94e1e5
>>118461

The CRA was a moral choice, but flatly unconstitutional on its face. We need the same thing, but done properly as an amendment. I don't think getting the immigration act out of the way in favor of strong immigration reform needs an explanation, and Roe vs Wade should have always been a State by State issue per the 10th Amendment.
>> No. 118466 ID: 5218fb
>>118462
hey so SoyMan, do you still think the families of law enforcement officers are legitimate targets? what about ICE agents?
>> No. 118481 ID: d1f26d
https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2018/7/22/17600344/kavanaugh-watergate-executive-power-nixon

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s views on presidential powers are not helping those concerned about the integrity of the Russia investigation sleep better at night. The latest development: the judge’s suggestion many years ago that the Supreme Court might have gotten it wrong when it compelled President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes.

In the trove of documentation Kavanaugh turned in to the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the confirmation process is a 1999 roundtable discussion where Kavanaugh floated the idea that maybe the United States’ highest court made a mistake in 1974. That’s the year it ruled unanimously in United States v. Nixon that the president had to hand over to a federal district court the tape recordings and other subpoenaed materials tied to the Watergate break-in. Mark Sherman at the Associated Press was the first to report the comments.

Kavanaugh’s belief in the importance of executive power is already under scrutiny, especially in light of special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation and the possibility that President Donald Trump could be subpoenaed or, less likely, indicted. As Vox’s Jen Kirby points out, the Supreme Court could wind up hearing some element of the Russia investigation, and there’s a possibility Kavanaugh could be one of the justices to decide on the matter.

In a transcript of a roundtable discussion published in the January-February 1999 issue of the Washington Lawyer on attorney-client privilege, Kavanaugh suggested that the Nixon case might have been “wrongly decided.” Per the AP, he said:

But maybe Nixon was wrongly decided — heresy though it is to say so. Nixon took away the power of the president to control information in the executive branch by holding that the courts had power and jurisdiction to order the president to disclose information in response to a subpoena sought by a subordinate executive branch official. That was a huge step with implications to this day that most people do not appreciate sufficiently...Maybe the tension of the time led to an erroneous decision.
At another point, he said perhaps the court should have stayed out of the dispute altogether.

It’s not necessarily an open-and-shut case that Kavanaugh disagrees with the Supreme Court’s 8-0 decision on the Nixon tapes.


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117514 No. 117514 ID: 85023b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/manafort-and-former-business-partner-asked-to-surrender-in-connection-with-special-counsel-probe/2017/10/30/6fe051f0-bd67-11e7-959c-fe2b598d8c00_
story.html

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business partner Rick Gates have been charged in a 12-count indictment with conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and making false statements.

It marked the first criminal allegations to come from Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 election.

Gates did not respond to a request for comment, nor did Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort. Manafort was spotted walking into the FBI’s Washington Field Office Monday morning.
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>> No. 118409 ID: 336722
>>118407
>white knighting for guy who was given every possible chance to stay out of jail and even with 8 figure legal bills still couldn't manage it

you gonna tell us OJ was framed next?
>> No. 118414 ID: 5649c1
>>118409
He's not really wrong. He gets his own private shower. I guess you could call that luxury in jail, but for a man accused of witness tampering in a major case, limiting inmate contact is a prudent precaution to keep him from flying kites to contacts outside.
>> No. 118415 ID: ef5589
>>118414
Tell us more about your life as a jailhouse inmate Racemixer.
>> No. 118424 ID: 41441c
  "Blame me not," said the mercenary, "it is not my fault; it is that of my nature; it is a constitutional habit I have of betrayal."

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/special-counsel-obtains-trump-ally-erik-princes-phones/story?id=56143477
>Prince, America’s most famous private military contractor, acknowledged last week that he “cooperated” with Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after falling under scrutiny amid questions about an alleged effort to establish a backchannel between the Trump administration and the Kremlin, something Prince has vehemently denied.

>ABC News has since learned that Mueller is also reviewing Prince’s communications. In response to questions from ABC News, a spokesperson for Prince released a statement noting that Prince has provided Mueller with “total access to his phone and computer.”

>“As Mr. Prince told the Daily Beast he has spoken voluntarily with Congress and also cooperated completely with the Special Counsel’s investigation, including by providing them total access to his phones and computer,” the spokesperson said. “Mr. Prince has a lot of opinions about the various investigations, but there is no question that they are important and serious, and so Mr. Prince will keep his opinions to himself for now and to let the investigators do their work. All we will add is that much of the reporting and speculation about Mr. Prince in the media is inaccurate, and we are confident that when the investigators have finished their work, we will be able to put these distractions to the side.”
>> No. 118468 ID: 6d1852
tl;dr is that leaked text messages from his daughters (which Wikileaks refused to publish) have shown that Paul Manafort forced his wife to get gangbanged by other men for his sexual gratification after she fell off a horse and suffered a head injury, she would not consent to this while sober so he had to get her drunk/drug her beforehand.

https://twitter.com/HiIamMikeC/status/1020367743038603264

http://emma.best/2018/07/20/a-note-on-the-manafort-texts/


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118460 No. 118460 ID: 671fca hide watch quickreply [Reply]
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118444 No. 118444 ID: 8c34e2 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
So we've all heard the news (and seen that youtube music video), but what will a "Space Force" actually look like?
Will it wear the same, or similar uniform to the Air Force, with similar rank structure? Will it follow Naval rank structure like the fictional Starfleet and UNSC? Will they have their own rockets, or piggyback everything on NASA rockets? What will be the extent of their capability?
http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/395357-trumps-space-force-will-shake-up-our-militarys-bureaucracy-for-the


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118418 No. 118418 ID: 746f50 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
During the trial of the rape threats against U.S. President Obama's 2nd daughter by a South Korean man, the Korean government attempted to close the case by the death of the suspect in order to avoid diplomatic friction with the United States of America.
So, the Korean government mobilized South Korean Internet trolls, who were suspected to be employed at the South Korean Cyber Command, to very badly harass the suspect mentally, forcing him to commit suicide by a nonsensical means.
See the level of comments from South Koreans:

https://pastebin.com/raw/d8GqdZ7C
>> No. 118419 ID: 95a69d
Yep.
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117966 No. 117966 ID: 1ea8c0 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Wow can't believe Barak Obama is still forcing Russian athletes to cheat at sports.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/43180504
>Russian bobsleigh pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva has been banned from the Winter Olympics for doping - just a day before Olympic chiefs meet to discuss lifting sanctions on her country.

>The International Olympic Committee banned Russia over "systemic" doping at Sochi 2014, which the country hosted.

>However, 168 athletes who proved they were clean were allowed to compete as neutrals at the Pyeongchang Games.

>Sergeeva is the second of those 168 to have failed a doping test.

>The IOC's executive board met on Saturday, when a discussion on whether to maintain or lift the suspension on Russia took place - a decision is now expected on Sunday.

>Lifting the suspension would allow Russian athletes to parade with their national flag at Sunday's closing ceremony.

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-curlers-stripped-of-olympic-bronze-for-doping-at-2018-winter-games-60601
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>>117966
Yeah, keep posting that, pupper. We all know the routine.

Doping bad, medicine good.
Cheating wrong, fair good.
Russia bad, America good.
Lossing bad, winning good.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/09/sports-medicine-tech-gives-us-olympic-skiers-snowboarders-an-edge.html
There's just nothing left to say.

https://www.popsci.com/winter-olympics-asthma#page-2
>Athletes with asthma tend to do better at the Winter Olympics
>But it's not really clear where the advantage comes from.
ROFL
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>> No. 117968 ID: 278cbe
And furthermore. If you simple citizens think it is somewhat bougous situation in the sports right now and there's nowhere to go from it, you got to see what a piss-metering agency known as WADA is yet to prepare for your enjoyment.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/gene-doping-olympics-1.4535719

>Enhancing athletic performance on a genetic level

>WADA calls it: the non-therapeutic use of cells, genes, genetic elements or modulation of genetic expression having the capacity to enhance performance.

>In fact, WADA has been talking about how to detect and deter athletes from gene doping for years now, and recently had a meeting in Montreal about considering asking all athletes to have their entire genome sequenced prior to competition.

So, yeah, just about any moment now, you can observe the new age of sports medicine competition, where a person may be banned for having, um, wrong genetics. Well of course, if you have right genetics, supported by hefty sponsorship fund, political lobby, industry investments, there's nothing to fear.
>> No. 117969 ID: 734a2c
>>117967
>>117968
>dem cops is raycist for profiling us muggers and rapists!

lol okay tyrone.
>> No. 118396 ID: 278cbe
  I am fascinated that my news feeds do not even let these threads go deep enough to disappear. Here's what came up just recently.

It's been going for a long time but now it is coming to the end.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/sports/american-doping-criminal-law.html

>United States lawmakers took a step on Tuesday toward criminalizing doping in international sports, introducing a bill in the House that would attach prison time to the use, manufacturing or distribution of performance-enhancing drugs in global competitions.

>The law would establish America’s jurisdiction over international sports events, even those outside of the United States, if they include at least three other nations, with at least four American athletes participating or two American companies acting as sponsors. It would also enhance the ability of cheated athletes and corporate sponsors to seek damages, expanding the window of time during which civil lawsuits could be filed.

>The bill would establish a window of seven years for criminal actions and 10 years for civil lawsuits. It also seeks to protect whistle-blowers from retaliation, making it illegal to take “adverse action” against a person because he or she has disclosed information about doping fraud.

Effectively, US unilaterally establishes itself as the judge, jury and executioner of every international sport event they can lay they hand on, under the force of criminal law.

And this is just after the case that is supposed to be a basis for that law literally collapses under it's own weight.
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>>118396


Https://startingstrength.com/article/why_powerlifting_should_not_be_in_the_olympics


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118408 No. 118408 ID: 197be0 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/marine-marched-neo-nazis-charlottesville-found-guilty-court/story?id=55998984


The U.S. Marine who marched with neo-Nazis in last summer's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been found guilty in a summary court-martial after he reportedly bragged online about participating in the violence that day.

Lance Cpl. Vasillios Pistolis was convicted Monday of failing to obey an order or regulation and making a false official statement under Articles 92 and 107 in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group.


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118395 No. 118395 ID: 0aa17e hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>wagecucks pwnd
The average hourly wage paid to a key group of American workers has fallen from last year when accounting for inflation, as an economy that appears strong by several measures continues to fail to create bigger paychecks, the federal government said Tuesday.

For workers in “production and nonsupervisory” positions, the value of the average paycheck has declined in the past year. For those workers, average “real wages” — a measure of pay that takes inflation into account — fell from $22.62 in May 2017 to $22.59 in May 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

This pool of workers includes those in manufacturing and construction jobs, as well as all “nonsupervisory” workers in service industries such health care or fast food. The group accounts for about four-fifths of the privately employed workers in America, according to BLS.

Without adjusting for inflation, these “nonsupervisory” workers saw their average hourly earnings jump 2.8 percent from last year. But that was not enough to keep pace with the 2.9 percent increase in inflation, which economists attributed to rising gas prices.

“This is very likely because of the spike in oil prices eating into inflation-adjusted earnings,” said Allen Sinai, chief global economist and strategist at Decision Economics. “We pay for energy-related costs out of our wages, out of our compensation. And it's making a real impact.”

The fall in those wages has alarmed some economists, who say paychecks should be getting fatter at a time when unemployment is low and businesses are hiring.

“This is odd and remarkable,” said Steven Kyle, an economist at Cornell University. “You would not normally see this kind of thing unless there were some kind of external shock, like a bad hurricane season, but we haven't had that.”

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>> No. 118397 ID: e3e022
>>118395
Actually wages in the United States haven't gone up for a half century or so.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/10/09/for-most-workers-real-wages-have-barely-budged-for-decades/

https://thinkprogress.org/wages-have-been-stagnant-for-40-years-but-its-not-the-fault-of-american-workers-ede9b2133989/

But since there's nobody here to [read them], why are you posting on a dead chan?
>> No. 118399 ID: 9dcda2
Inflation keeps rising because minimum wage keeps rising. If the bottom of the scale moves up, everyone is moved down to meet them.
>> No. 118403 ID: a8533b
>>118399
Inflation is alot more complicated than that but minimum wage doesn't help it
>> No. 118404 ID: 49da9b
>>118403
The minimum wage in China and the price of shipping has got to have more impact on the price of goods in America than any local or regional ordinances would.
>> No. 118405 ID: 9e8f6d
>>118404
Fun aside: did you know that the United States Government subsidizes Chinese shippers and literally eBay to the tune of probably hundreds of millions per year? This guy seems to think so:

http://www.nerdylorrin.net/jerry/postages/ebay.html


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118141 No. 118141 ID: f91983 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
…Iron man Mattis halts deliveries. Nice to know that at least one person has their eye on the bottom line. Didn't the president promise to get rid of the thing completely?

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/382711-pentagon-stops-accepting-f-35-deliveries-from-lockheed-report

The Defense Department has reportedly stopped accepting F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin because of a dispute over who would be responsible for covering the costs to fix a production error found in more than 200 of them.

“Production on the F-35 program continues and we are confident we will meet our delivery target of 91 aircraft for 2018. While all work in our factories remains active, the F-35 Joint Program Office has temporarily suspended accepting aircraft until we reach an agreement on a contractual issue and we expect this to be resolved soon,” a Lockheed spokeswoman told Reuters.

Fixing the jets won’t be simple because it could require technicians to travel to stations around the world, anonymous sources told Reuters.


It isn’t clear when the suspension began, but the Pentagon allegedly received two jets despite the suspension.

This isn’t the first time technical errors have disrupted the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons program.

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>> No. 118189 ID: 41441c
>>118185
The X-32 couldn't meet the Navy's maneuverability and payload requirements. All three versions would have had different wing designs while the F-35A and B share wings.
The X-32 couldn't do vertical lift with the same engine the X-35 had, they had to remove parts of the airframe to make it light enough.
The X-32 prototype was substantially different from what would have been produced, the X-35 was not.
And even scaled up as much as the X-35 was to the F-35, it was smaller to the point where it would have had about the same range as the AV-8B, while the F-35A and C have about same range as a F-14 with external tanks.

Also we consider political aspects:
Northrop Grumman had been embroiled in a number of fraud cases relating to the B-2 in the late 80s, and gave a senator's wife the clap via male escorts in a attempt to get support for the YF-23. Right around the time the JSF program was starting tests they got hit with another case where they'd been overcharging something like $100 million dollars for every B-2.

Boeing was suing the US government in a inherited lawsuit over the cancellation of the McD A-12 Avenger II that continued until 2014, which had been killed in 1990 by Dick Cheney because "no one could tell me how much the program was going to cost, even just through the full scale development phase, or when it would be available. And data that had been presented at one point a few months ago turned out to be invalid and inaccurate." Also at the same time POGO was flipping it's shit about cost overruns on the Super Hornet as I recall, also canted pylons lol.

Meanwhile, Lockheed had delivered the YF-22 without giving a politician's wife the clap and had won the ATF program.

So pretend you're on the selection committee back then. Boeing is insisting that if you just give them another chance they'll fix the problems with the X-32 and the next prototypes will be great, honest, while Lockheed has pretty much done fine and has delivered prototypes that meet requirements and are pretty much the same as what they want to make.

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>> No. 118208 ID: 09c7e0
>>118189
thats a very level headed summary of about 30 years of fighter aircraft development, thanks for posting even it was just pasta.
i'd lake to add that boeing got into the X-32 game mainly to get government freemoney to help develop the composite materials they were planning to use to make the 787 more lightweight. boeing got what they wanted out of the X-32/X-35 competition, the boeing entry was never seriously intended to develop to a fighter aircraft, but to make it look like they were working towards that end enough to get the composites development money for free. the government got to keep lockheed's feet to the fire with a little competition in exchange, it was a good deal all around as the government will eventually collect the X-32 money back in income taxes from boeing and boeing workers who would have otherwise been displaced by overseas aircraft manufacturing.
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>>118189
>>118189
>.The X-32 prototype was substantially different from what would have been produced, the X-35 was not.

Honestly this. They had engine problems during demonstrations as well, leading them to remove the front portion of the air intake in order to demonstrate vertical lift. Pic related.

The whole point of the X-32 and X-35 were to *demonstrate* that they had the basics down. Boeing's demonstrator didn't look like what they were proposing, and it didn't perform well w/o modifications, and that was a giant hit against them.
>> No. 118390 ID: 3f6978
At this point, if anyone at the DoD had balls, they'd tell LockMart to either fix their shit at zero cost to the government or we're going to nationalize the entire program and charge the lot of them with fraud.

Of course, that's assuming this money is actually going to the F-35 project and not being laundered and funneled back out to black-budget fuckery.
>> No. 118393 ID: 649f2c
>>118390
>that's assuming this money is actually going to the F-35 project and not being laundered and funneled back out to black-budget fuckery.
you whats kind of ridiculous is that the program itself is so enormously large and complex that no one individual will ever know the answer to that question. you'd need to give a large team of people PhDs in aeronautical accounting years just to get an estimate.


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