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116898 No. 116898 ID: 22c903 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
due to "biological causes"

source in image.
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>> No. 116911 ID: 821a29
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>Further evidence that

No, it's just evidence of you two not being able to read & understand on HS level...
>> No. 116921 ID: aadd02
I could be wrong here, but if measures of the same person's IQ changes overtime, does that not undermine what IQ is supposed to be for?
>> No. 116923 ID: f50974
Honestly, I just thought
>based on a sample of 79 subjects aged between 30 years and 63 years who took both tests in 2008–2009
was poorly phrased. If these people took both of those tests at the same time, that wouldn't demonstrate a difference over time, so it didn't make sense that the authors would do that.

Looking up the Flynn effect on Wikipedia, I kind of get what they're doing a bit better, but I don't understand what they accomplish by restricting their sample size so much.

Maybe you can spend the $36 so we can see the article in its entirety.
>> No. 116925 ID: aadd02
>Flynn Effect
Oh, fuck. How'd I forget that? So a group of test takers with a small but noticeable drop overtime may actually be performing consistently after all.
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116180 No. 116180 ID: 13f512 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

>The U.S. military launched approximately 50 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield late on Thursday, in the first direct American assault on the government of President Bashar al-Assad since that country’s civil war began six years ago.

>The operation, which the Trump administration authorized in retaliation for a chemical attack killing scores of civilians this week, dramatically expands U.S. military involvement in Syria and exposes the United States to heightened risk of direct confrontation with Russia and Iran, both backing Assad in his attempt to crush his opposition.

>President Trump said the strike was in the “vital national security interest” of the United States and called on “all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria. And also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types.”

>“We ask for God’s wisdom as we face the challenge of our very troubled world,” he continued. “We pray for the lives of the wounded and for the souls of those who have passed and we hope that as long as America stands for justice then peace and harmony will in the end prevail.”

>The missiles were launched from two Navy destroyers — the USS Ross and USS Porter — in the eastern Mediterranean. They struck an airbase called Shayrat in Homs province, which is the site from which the planes that conducted the chemical attack in Idlib are believed to have originated. The targets included the runway as well as aircraft, hangars and fuel.
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>> No. 116765 ID: 334c17
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>shit quality montaged video
>facebook links
>in-depth analysis
They actually did it, absolute madmen!
>> No. 116766 ID: ec08de
>nothing to actually refute it
>defending oliver stone

you forgot to blame george soros and bellingcat too.
>> No. 116769 ID: 334c17
>>nothing to actually refute it
>implying you actually need to refute flat earthers for worth of a dime

Speaking about bullshitcat, the question still remains, how long you can keep selling the same story over and over again before people will actually react somehow?

Oh, it turns out, for quite a while.
>> No. 116779 ID: b430d1

Still nothing to refute it though!
>> No. 116926 ID: f50974
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To Syria and Back
Josh Walker Fought Against ISIS. He Almost Got Killed. Now He’s Charged With Terrorism.

>It was a quiet night until the bombs began crashing out of the sky. Only a few minutes earlier, on the roof of a gray, single-story building not far from the city of Manbij in northern Syria, Josh Walker had been peacefully sleeping. Now the walls were collapsing beneath him, he was surrounded by fire, and his friends were dead.

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116922 No. 116922 ID: aadd02 hide watch quickreply [Reply]

When former Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified last year about her decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, she swore she never talked to “anyone” on the Clinton campaign. That categorical denial, though made in response to a series of questions about whether she spoke with Clintonworld about remaining attorney general if Hillary won the election, could come back to haunt her.

The Senate Judiciary Committee, which has launched a bipartisan investigation into Lynch for possible obstruction of justice, recently learned of the existence of a document indicating Lynch assured the political director of Clinton’s campaign she wouldn’t let FBI agents “go too far” in probing the former secretary of state.

Lynch’s lawyer says she is cooperating with committee investigators, who are seeking answers to several questions, as well as relevant documents. Among other things, they want to know if she or any of her Justice Department staff “ever communicated with Amanda Renteria,” who headed Clinton’s political operations during the campaign. Renteria, who has been identified in the document as the senior Clinton campaign aide with whom Lynch privately communicated, has also been asked to testify.

The committee also wants to know if Lynch or any of her aides were in contact with former DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz regarding the Clinton email investigation, according to a three-page list of questions that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein recently sent to Lynch at her New York apartment.

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116879 No. 116879 ID: dbcd33 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
And Create Federal Ranked-Choice Voting.

>If you want good job security, get elected to Congress. In 2016, the U.S. House had a 97 percent re-election rate, despite the latest Gallup poll placing the House’s approval rating at 21 percent.

>A big part of the reason why is the way we elect our representatives. The U.S. uses a winner-take-all, single-member district system. Those districts are often drawn in a way to privilege one party over another — which is called gerrymandering. So if you’re a Democrat living in a district drawn to include a huge number of Republican voters, your vote is purposely drowned out (and vice versa).


>Virginia Democratic Rep. Don Beyer authored and introduced the Fair Representation Act, which would enact a series of reforms designed to make our elections more competitive and open them up to more parties. Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna of California and Jamie Raskin of Maryland have co-sponsored the legislation.

>The bill would do three things: require all congressional districts to be drawn by independent redistricting commissions, establish multi-member districts, and have all districts use what’s known as ranked-choice voting (RCV).


>“The reform of Congress is one of the biggest priorities to empower citizens,” he said. “This would help with minority representation and more women because many times communities in a small population are shut out and multi-candidate districts would allow them to have proportional voice.”
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>> No. 116897 ID: aadd02
Probably the way it "ensures" impartiality in any other scenario: hire various partisans all working at cross purposes and hope that their begrudging compromises kinda sorta look like fairness.
>> No. 116903 ID: 5c87e8
easy problem for a computer, cheaper than paying big salaries to party members to sit on a commission too

there is an outcry from the losing side about unfairness after every election and there probably always will be
>> No. 116912 ID: aadd02
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>there is an outcry from the losing side about unfairness after every election and there probably always will be

Yet at the same time, there's no excuse for this bullshit. I mean, just look at it.
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>The 2nd was the only ward redrawn in 2011 that contains not one block from its previous incarnation.

The current house bill, sadly, will not effect state and local districts.

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116840 No. 116840 ID: 22c903 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>CNN is not publishing "HanA**holeSolo's" name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.

>CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.
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>Jon Stewart

who? Oh! you mean Jon Leibowitz?
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i trolled a guy on reddit today
feels pretty good
>> No. 116875 ID: 22c903
welcome to the club, now git out

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116834 No. 116834 ID: 958a96 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>A man has been charged with plotting to assassinate French President Emmanuel Macron on Bastille Day during US President Donald Trump's visit to France, a spokeswoman for the Paris Prosecutor's office said Monday.

>Spokeswoman Agnès Thibault-Lecuivre told CNN a 23-year-old suspect had been arrested.

>Investigators said the man planned to attack Macron on July 14, during an parade on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, where President Trump is set to be a guest of honor, according to public service radio broadcaster, France Info.

>The suspect was arrested on Wednesday in the north-west Paris suburb of Argenteuil by anti-terror services, and was charged with "individual terrorist activity" on Saturday.

>A self described far right nationalist, the man told police he wanted to make a political statement by killing Macron, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported.

>He also said he wanted to attack, "blacks, Arabs, Jews and homosexuals," according to police documents seen by BFMTV.

>Security forces were alerted by users of a video game site, after the suspect posted about allegedly wanting to buy a Kalashnikov-type weapon to commit an attack, BFMTV said.

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Clearly it was a lone Marine battling behind enemy lines to take down the leader of the enemy.
>> No. 116837 ID: d4c8ee
>Security forces were alerted by users of a video game site, after the suspect posted about allegedly wanting to buy a Kalashnikov-type weapon to commit an attack,

The OAS ain't what it used to be.

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116831 No. 116831 ID: b4bf16 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
moar like assburger
A self-described "patriot" who went to Gettysburg National Military Park on Saturday following rumors that members of an alt-left group would be there to desecrate Confederal memorials, shot himself in the leg with his own revolver.

Authorities say Benjamin Hornberger of Shippensburg, Pa., accidentally triggered his revolver which was inside a leg holster.

U.S. Park Police quickly responded and applied a tourniquet. According to EMS personnel, the tourniquet was "likely a lifesaving measure."

Hornberger, 23, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be OK, Katie Lawhon, a spokeswoman for Gettysburg National Military Park confirmed to Fox News.

Dozens of self-described "patriots" came to the national park after rumors that Antifa, an anti-fascist group, would be there.

Antifa has strongly pushed back on claims they encouraged members to crash events at Gettysburg.
>> No. 116832 ID: 22c903

for fucks sake

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116815 No. 116815 ID: b52e8c hide watch quickreply [Reply]
In the video, the Arkansas Capitol dome can be seen lit against the night sky as the Dodge Dart accelerates to 10, then 20 mph.

“Oh my goodness,” a man says as he flicks on the car’s lights. “Freedom!”

The vehicle speeds up the hill, and the last thing that comes into view before a crash is a large, newly installed monument.

Authorities say the man in the video is Michael Tate Reed, an alleged serial destroyer of Ten Commandments monuments.

He was arrested by state capitol police officers at the scene early Wednesday, according to Chris Powell, a spokesman for the Arkansas secretary of state. Reed is charged with criminal trespass, first-degree criminal mischief and defacing objects of public interest.

That object of public interest was a three-ton granite monument that had been installed less than 24 hours before its violent, pre-dawn demise on the southwest lawn of the state capitol in Little Rock.

Crews had cleaned up the crash site by late Wednesday morning and taken the broken pieces to storage, Powell said, but it was unclear whether the controversial monument would be reinstalled.

Reed could not be reached for comment. Powell told The Washington Post he wasn’t sure whether Reed had been released from jail.
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>> No. 116817 ID: 958a96
This could have been avoided with universal healthcare.
>Michael Tate Reed II stated in a letter that his psychotic breaks led to getting inspiration from a Dracula movie, thinking Michael Jackson’s spirit was in meat, believing he was the incarnation of an occult leader and attempting to contact Lucifer’s high priestess he called Gwyneth Paltrow.

>Within weeks of being home, Reed drove to Kentucky to outrun a storm he thought was evil and following him. He took pills while there and started hallucinating on the drive back.

>“The voice had told me if I didn’t stop the cars, people would die. The voice told me the cars were all carrying meat that was infected with the spirit of Michael Jackson and it was a killer virus,” he wrote.

>Reed was to have a monthly shot for his antipsychotic treatment, but it was $900 after insurance benefits were applied. He was able to get two shots but then could no longer pay.
>> No. 116818 ID: 649f2c
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back in virginia where i grew up one of the courthouse bosses insisted on having a christmas tree, so they said anyone of any religion could put whatever they wanted on the courthouse lawn so one guy made a big flying spaghetti monster nativity scene and thats been on the courthouse lawn next to the menorah, anatomically correct statue of goat-satan, nude mother nature (with nice tits), totem pole, etc. every year since.
make me wonder about having rule 34 et al chiseled into stone and placed at the state capitol building. i have a 2nd cousin who married into a family with a tombstone business, he could be the guy.
>> No. 116819 ID: 1519ac
My hero.

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114578 No. 114578 ID: 454a4b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
As you no doubt will have heard, IMCO and the EU commission are trying to reform the firearms regulations within the EU. This change has been spearheaded by the british. Who will be brexiting, but still want to ruin everything for the rest of us while they still can.

The IMCO & EU commission have now reached a draft text which they believe will be able to pass the EU parliament. The proposal will be presented to parliament in March 2017.

The proposed changes to the current laws can be found here: https://www.docdroid.net/JCvID2y/directive-91-477-compromis-16122016.docx.html

Some of the things that our american friends will find revolting are extensive central registration (for up to decades after destruction of a firearm), medical & psychological tests, suitability checks at least every 5 years,...

It's interesting to note that some member states are already looking for work arounds. Most notably the Czech, who are planning to declare that all citizens are necessary for security of state and therefor excempt of the proposed EU rules. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out.

Below I'll go over some of the stuff that would change for me as a Belgian:
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>> No. 115980 ID: 206ed5
>Well, what solution do you propose then?

We'll just throw you of a helicopter.
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>> No. 115982 ID: 9377c6
One of our incompetent politicians is praising that they have banned machine guns that day......
Pretty sure 50% didn´t know what they are signing up for. They must have just read "VERBOTEN" and thought "Yes"
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Constitutional Amendment Specifying a Right to Keep and Bear Arms Passes Czech Chamber of Deputies, Moves to Senate
Translation: https://www.reddit.com/r/Firearms/comments/6jzqqx/czech_mps_approved_constitutional_right_to/dji6mal/

>Citizens of the Czech Republic will have the right to acquire, possess and carry firearms by a constitutional law. The change will give the owners of legally-held weapons the possibility to intervene if necessary to ensure the security of the Czech Republic. There were 139 deputies for the constitutional law, 120 were required. Only 9 deputies were against it. The law still has to be approved by the Senate.
>"Show me a single terrorist act in Europe that would have been committed by a legally-held weapon. We do not want to disarm citizens at a time when security in Europe is worsening, "Interior Minister Milan Chovanec was advocating the draft constitutional act in the Chamber of Deputies.
>"Citizens of the Czech Republic have the right to acquire, possess and carry arms and ammunition in order to fulfill the tasks set in subsection 2. This right may be limited by law and law may set further conditions for its exercise in case that it is necessary for protection of rights and freedoms of others, of public order and safety, lives and health or in order to prevent criminality." the draft law MEPs approved.
>"We expect it to increase the security of the citizens of the Czech Republic. We will be able to stand against the absurd European directive, even if the law does not solve everything on its own," Váňa also said. Minister Chovanec is preparing a lawsuit against the directive for the European Court, which has gained support from the government.

Their amendment specifically allows infringements, which seems like a bad move.

Would be interesting to see how the EU would react to a member nation flat out ignoring their directive. What enforcement mechanism do they even have?
>> No. 116811 ID: bf333d
>Would be interesting to see how the EU would react to a member nation flat out ignoring their directive. What enforcement mechanism do they even have?

The enforcement mechanism is fines & sanctions. But the EU's founding charter states that the EU cannot intervene in matters of national security.
This is why the Czechs added the "to ensure the security of the Czech Republic" clause to their law. It basically means the EU can do fuckall.

No. 116798 ID: 9a3a54 hide watch quickreply [Reply]

Updated | Anonymous, the global hacking collective, believes that alien life exists—and that NASA is about to confirm it.

The shadowy group made the claim in a 12-and-a-half-minute video published on an unofficial YouTube channel on Tuesday.

The video centers around recent findings by the American space organization, including the discovery of 219 new planet candidates—10 of which present similar conditions to Earth—by NASA’s Kepler space telescope team in June, as well as comments made by a senior NASA official during a U.S. government hearing.
>> No. 116799 ID: 3e843b
Of course they have proof of alien life. His name is Pedro and he's the janitor.
>> No. 116801 ID: 334c17
I can't wait for a day some official will declare a war on alien life forms. I can even presume, it is going to happen in next two presidential terms.
>> No. 116802 ID: 5d32e7
Newsweek is, and always has been since its inception, a mouthpiece and puppet for the transnational capitalists.

Do aliens exist? Who knows? But the revelation that little green men exist and that you will be eaten/tortured/raped/mutilated if you do not accept help from a one world government (because of course no individual nation could possibly stand a chance in defense against this obviously 'superior' Race from space) has been seen as a plan to convince people to not hold onto their silly, antiquated ideas about nation-states in the face of mass panic.

I'm skeptical.

I see what you did there.
>> No. 116803 ID: e188a9
ah yes the internet hackers known as anonymous, a very reliable source for information.

>Do aliens exist? Who knows?

Science has shown that combining base chemicals will produce the needed materials for life to form. Life on other worlds isn't a question. Of course, there's literally no way it'll ever matter because of the vast distances involved. Any contact with aliens will be a prerecorded message from a race that long ago died out or whatever.

To quote Event Horizon: "This place is a toooooomb."

>But the revelation that little green men exist and that you will be eaten/tortured/raped/mutilated if you do not accept help from a one world government (because of course no individual nation could possibly stand a chance in defense against this obviously 'superior' Race from space) has been seen as a plan to convince people to not hold onto their silly, antiquated ideas about nation-states in the face of mass panic.

tell us more about how the international jew/american is out to get Russia, ivan.

>> No. 116805 ID: 2001f3
Honestly, if anybody's going to break that story...Anonymous is a decent bet. Without going full tinfoil, we've already seen some tantalizing information here and there, most notably in the files Gary McKinnon hacked (a reference to "non-terrestrial officers" hinting at a possible secret space program).

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