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No. 117988 ID: c573fa hide watch quickreply [Reply]
2018: "Hands off our 10 year old wives, OBUMMER!"
A bill outlawing child marriage in Kentucky has stalled in the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee after last-minute opposition from a conservative group, local media outlets reported Friday.

The bill was proposed by Republican state Senator Julie Raque Adams, and bans marriage under the age of 17, with those seeking to marry at that age requiring a judge’s approval, Insider Louisville reported.

Under current law, a girl of any age can marry as long as she is pregnant and wedding the expectant father. Teens under aged 16 or 17 can marry with parental permission.

According to women’s rights advocacy group the Tahrih Justice Center, Kentucky has the third highest number of child marriages in the U.S., behind Texas and Florida, with 11,000 children married in the state between 2000 and 2017. A WFPL investigation last August found that minors as young as 13 had been married.

“SO disappointed!” wrote Adams after learning that the bill would not go to a vote Friday. “My SB 48 (outlaw child marriage) won’t be called for a vote. It is disgusting that lobbying organizations would embrace kids marrying adults. We see evidence of parents who are addicted, abusive, neglectful pushing their children into predatory arms. Appalling.”

Eileen Recktenwald, the executive director of the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, condemned the decision in a statement to the Courier-Journal.

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117975 No. 117975 ID: bec165 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>> No. 117979 ID: a7f88c
The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, but somehow it's the Mexicans' fault. Am I reading you right?
>> No. 117984 ID: 5ba6e7
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You could build a robot that steals the jobs of trump supporters and rapes them, and they'd swear up and down it was some guy in a sombrero.

No. 117661 ID: 85023b hide watch quickreply [Reply]

WASHINGTON – A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would let gun owners with concealed-carry permits cross state lines without prior approval, as long as they followed local concealed-carry laws.

The strict party-line vote by the House Judiciary Committee followed a full day of debate, during which Democrats called the bill federal overreach that panders to the gun lobby, while Republicans argued it is just a logical extension of the Second Amendment.

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act now heads to the full House, where supporters are optimistic about its chances: The bill already has 213 co-sponsors, including every Republican member of the Arizona delegation.

Arizona is one of a handful of states that does not require a permit carry a concealed weapon for a person who is 21 or older and otherwise allowed to possess a firearm.

The National Rifle Association this week, in a post urging its members to call their elected officials, called the reciprocity act its “highest legislative priority in Congress.” It called the law “commonsense follow-up” to laws allowing concealed carry.
>> No. 117981 ID: 23c543
Good thing they worked on getting this passed before a crisis arose that would prevent it instead of working on the all important tax bill which was such a priority that it doesn't even take effect until 2019.

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117948 No. 117948 ID: 93fb2e hide watch quickreply [Reply]

President Trump said Tuesday he has directed the Department of Justice to propose regulations that would ban bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic guns to be modified to shoot hundreds of rounds per minute.

“We can do more to protect our children. We must do more to protect our children,” Trump said during the announcement at the White House.

Trump's decision comes days after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Florida. The killings have increased pressure on Trump and lawmakers in Congress to do something about the epidemic of mass shootings in the United States.

Bump stocks came to the forefront of the gun control debate after the deadly mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in October that left nearly 60 dead and more than 500 injured. The gunman in that incident allegedly used a bump stock device while firing rounds on the crowd of concert-goers from a hotel room above them.

It does not appear that a bump stock device was used in the Florida shooting, nor does it appear a prohibition on the devices would have stopped that shooter.

Still, Trump's remarks illustrate a desire on the part of the White House to show action on the issue of guns as students from the school and around the country demand change.

After the deadly Las Vegas shooting, Trump said he directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to clarify whether certain bump stock devices like the once used in Las Vegas are illegal under current law.
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>> No. 117980 ID: 48e504
it fucking funny to see that trump can do and say whatever the fuck he wants to about guns with no consequences, but the rest of the republicans are scarred shitless of the nra. everyone in DC thinks they're geniuses and then trump goes out and openly demonstrates that they're nothing more than paid-for whores compared to him - the one real man in washington

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117971 No. 117971 ID: 1449b5 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>It was early afternoon on October 11th, 2016 when TigerSwan’s program manager, retired Delta Force Sergeant Major John Porter, met with Silverton’s owner, Carl Clifton, inside a hangar at the Mandan Municipal Airport. The hangar was initially used by Silverton security as a clandestine office for their intelligence cell that collected information on the protesters, self-described water protectors, at Standing Rock. The managers from the two rival private security companies had both been hired by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to manage the protesters at the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL). They had much to discuss.

>Clifton and Porter talked about the profitability of running intelligence operations against the protesters versus running site security before Clifton mentioned the fact that another security company named Russel Group of Texas (RGT) is running harassing surveillance against his wife and taking pictures of her. This is the type of surveillance that CIA officers expect to have put on them in a place like Moscow to prevent them from meeting with their intelligence assets. They want you to know that you are being followed. In this case, the message to Clifton and Silverton security was clear, back off and let rival companies milk the profits from ETP.

>When this subject came up, John Porter began to stutter saying, “Look dude…that’s none of my business…I…I…I’m so…I don’t even see that shit happening and it’s none of my concern either.”

>Clifton then asked why Russel Group was running around the DAPL site carrying firearms. TigerSwan had been brought in to coordinate and supervise the half dozen security companies that the oil company, ETP, had initially hired. Clifton pointed out that there is no way that they could have gotten their licenses so fast. Indeed, many RGT contractors had to be sent home since the licensing board had denied them the gun permits, as the board itself was staffed by the owners of local security companies who didn’t like seeing outsiders making money on their home turf. “You know what bro, I don’t care about the licenses,” Porter said, blowing off the legalities involved.

>Once TigerSwan showed up on the scene they began trying to choke out the smaller security companies in order to maximize their own profits. “Consistent with the logic of both markets and war, competition in the market for force escalates until one market actor emerges victorious with the monopoly of force, eliminating all rivals,” writes Sean McFate in his book, “The Modern Day Mercenary,” about private security companies.

>Taking swipes at a rival security company or putting the wife of an employee under surveillance was really the least of the
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>> No. 117945 ID: 09c7e0
since when do we have interboard linking? useful and often neglected imageboard feature which allows u to duckroll ppl from other boards
>> No. 117947 ID: 61e76a
like 2008 ish?
>> No. 117949 ID: df12a0
I'd hit it.

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117821 No. 117821 ID: e45562 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
but but but but but clandestinefunction has assured us that russia isn't a terrorist state!


>But what really makes Kanyon nightmare fuel is the drone torpedo's payload: a 100-megaton thermonuclear weapon. By way of comparison, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was 16 kilotons, or the equivalent of 16,000 tons of TNT. Kanyon’s nuke would be the equivalent of 100,000,000 tons of TNT. That’s twice as powerful as Tsar Bomba, the most powerful thermonuclear weapon ever tested. Dropped on New York City, a 100-megaton bomb would kill 8 million people outright and injure 6 million more.

>Kanyon is designed to attack coastal areas, destroying cities, naval bases, and ports. The mega-bomb would also generate an artificial tsunami that would surge inland, spreading radioactive contamination with the advancing water. To make matters worse there are reports the warhead is “salted” with the radioactive isotope Cobalt-60. Contaminated areas would be off-limits to humanity for up to 100 years.

>Kanyon is designed to get around American ballistic missile defenses, primarily the Ground-Based Interceptor missiles based in Alaska and California. Although GBI is meant to counter small numbers of intercontinental ballistic missiles from rogue countries such as Iran and North Korea, Russia wants to make it abundantly clear that it could still penetrate U.S. defenses even if they were scaled up to deal with larger, more powerful nuclear arsenals.

>Kanyon’s range and payload makes it much larger than existing torpedoes. According to submarine expert H.I. Sutton, Kanyon is 5.5 feet wide and 79 feet long, making it twice as large as a Bulava submarine launched ballistic missile. Sutton also believes the torpedo is nuclear powered.

>The Russian Navy is testing Kanyon from a Sarov-class Russian Navy submarine. The unique, one-of-a-kind Sarov does not have any torpedo tubes of her own, but instead carries the nuclear-armed AUV externally attached to the pressure hull.
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>Read the article, it started being tested in 2016.
Have your own eyes to read the article.

>The existence of the weapon, known as Kanyon to the Pentagon and "Ocean Multipurpose System Status-6" to Russia, was first leaked by Russian television in November 2015. A test involving the Sarov-class submarine mothership was leaked in December 2016.
>Based on information on the slide, the new weapon could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead with a layer of cobalt-59
Or not equipped at all, because there's no such bomb in the existence.

>As to cobalt bombs, they were never built, until now
However nobody stated that a bomb is being developed or even could be developed today, which means that the claims of that sort of weapons were pulled out of a ... uh, Power Point slide from TV news program.

>Yeah. It's a terror weapon. It's not supposed to have military applications and is only supposed to be superior in the number of non-combatants it can kill.
Yeah and nuclear bombs are supposed to have "military application". And the two first bombs were tested on populated areas for military application. And Dropshot plan surely was designed to take out military targets only. I fail to recognise at this wpoint weither it is a astonoshin cynism, or bewildering stupidity, or both at the same time.

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>> No. 117837 ID: 278cbe
  Speaking of weapons of mass destruction.

>The United States on Tuesday accused Syria’s government of a chlorine gas attack on civilians in the same rebel enclave hit more than four years ago by the deadliest known chemical assault in the Syrian war.
Over years of American occupation of Syrian land it has become a routine procedure. Strangely enough, this time it is not even sarin, or barrel bombs stuffed with sarin, or barrel bombs dropped on hospitals stuffed with sarin.

>Russia's draft resolution on the creation of the United Nations Independent Mechanism of Investigation stipulates that the UN experts will have to visit the sites of chemical attacks in order to collect the evidence about the incidents there.

Oh no, apparently visiting the locations of chemical weapons use is too much for the investigation, as the proposal was rejected immediately and without further explanation.

The question is, when Syria will be able to stop US chemical attacks on it's territory, as well as liberate itself from occupation and illegitimate international isolation. Whether it be the peace procedure, humanitarian aid or fighting terrorism, the US can not be trusted on a single occasion since it contradicts it's own statements constantly.

>Under an invented pretext, the United States has first suspended and now stopped destructing own chemical weapons, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
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>> No. 117839 ID: 853b53
actual live video of cuckoldfunction seeing criticism of russia.

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>> No. 117847 ID: addd7a
>...they were never built, until now....

OK lets unpack this one:

Firstly what is the beninfit to the USA or USSR of having a super high residual radioactivity rate? Well as long as you can test these weapons and prove to your adversary that you have such bombs they will be more reticent to attack you. A 'salted' bomb would have more uses than merely the direct counterforce/countervailiance options usually associated. For example if the US hit the Black Sea base in Crimea (assuming the nothing will grow there for 100 years is correct) you've something that denys the USSR a port for its fleet, it wipes out black sea assets and also damages the Crimean import/export link and food production, hell a high dispersal ratiation bomb over the grain belt of Ukraine may be better at startting a famine. In short it's extra damage for the same delivery system.

However! Why would you want to? In a full nuclear exchange war would probably not last too long anyway assuming that we're in an almost Khanate Wargasm scinario. Secondly there is no direct benifit using it in W.Europe, the Soviets want to annex the West and the US has no interest in irradiating its allies. Which means there is no utility in their use other than hitting the main body of the opposing super power; this however is not very high on the agenda of either power as then they will be more inclined to strike the other's homeland. In addition if you are hitting Lenningrad or Baltamore would you really want to use a salted warhead? What if the other side has a salted bomb would you want your homeland glassed and unusable. I think not.

Then we have cost and additional time taken in R&D and production. Would you rather have 10 of these limited utility weapons or 20 convetional design thermonuclear warheads with launchers with far greater utility? As a bonus with the extra utility it also aids your detterence posture because you are more likely to use the more conventional warheads for reasons stated above, therefore the enemy belives you more when you say, 'if you do not withdraw from/ceade to me X territory I will be forced to commence nuclear actions' it forces them to make the decision of wether it is worth fighting or not.

>Project Pluto SLAM
Phenomenal weapon system, gives me a Nuclear Boner. Although it has limited use and was superceded when SLBMs became the norm, Pluto was designed to be very hard to stop, it just had the same problems as above.

>It's not supposed to have military applications
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>> No. 117938 ID: 9315da
>>russia isn't a terrorist state!

having nukes make you a terrorist then? Better tell UK and France to give them up then

>>surprised and upset Russia has nuclear weapons

USSR and USA have enough nukes to destroy the entire world. It's been this way for decades. Where the fuck have you been?

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117911 No. 117911 ID: 11cae3 hide watch quickreply [Reply]

>The president was livid, screaming at his chief of staff. “He said, ‘This story is bullshit,’ ” recalled Priebus. “He said, ‘There’s more people there. There are people who couldn’t get in the gates. . . . There’s all kind of things that were going on that made it impossible for these people to get there.’ . . . The president said, ‘Call [Interior Secretary] Ryan Zinke. Find out from the Park Service. Tell him to get a picture and do some research right away.’ ” The president wanted his chief of staff to fix this story. Immediately.

>Priebus tried to talk Trump off the ledge. “It doesn’t matter,” Priebus argued. “It’s Washington, D.C. We’re in an 85 percent Democrat area. Northern Virginia’s 60 percent. Maryland’s 65 percent. . . . This is a Democrat haven, and nobody cares.” But Trump was having none of it.

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The highest-ranking officer convicted so far in a colossal Navy corruption scandal began accepting a cornucopia of gifts and prostitutes from an Asian defense contractor 20 years ago and later suffered a mental breakdown when he learned authorities were making arrests in the case, new court documents allege.

Robert J. Gilbeau became the first active-duty Navy admiral ever to be convicted of a felony when he pleaded guilty last year to lying to federal investigators. He is scheduled to be sentenced next month and likely faces up to 18 months in prison.

In a plea deal last June, Gilbeau admitted to making false statements about his contacts with Leonard Glenn Francis, also known as “Fat Leonard,” a crooked defense contractor from Singapore who has pleaded guilty to bribing scores of Navy officials. At the time, Gilbeau and federal authorities revealed little about the nature and extent of his relationship with Francis.

But in documents filed last week in federal court in San Diego, prosecutors allege that Gilbeau, 56, was corrupted in 1997 when he and another Navy officer met Francis during a port visit to the Indonesian island of Bali and succumbed to the contractor’s offer of free hotel rooms, lavish dinners and paid sex.

The relationship continued on a sporadic basis until 2012, according to prosecutors, who said Francis treated Gilbeau to numerous evenings at karaoke bars and luxury restaurants in Singapore, often capped off by assignations with prostitutes.

Prosecutors allege that Gilbeau also pocketed $40,000 in cash bribes from Francis as part of a kickback scheme to overcharge the Navy for pumping wastewater from its ships.

The revelations show that the origins and scope of the scandal — already the biggest in the Navy history — stretch back seven years earlier than previously known. In cases against two dozen other defendants, prosecutors have focused on wrongdoing that began in 2004 and lasted until Francis’s arrest in 2013.

Authorities said last year that more than 200 people, including 30 admirals, were under investigation for potential crimes or ethical violations. The new evidence suggests that the roster of suspects has expanded and raises questions about how far into the past authorities will reach to hold people accountable.
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the Navy loves their seamen! They would never go hard into them.
>> No. 117865 ID: 99efdf

Amundson "deliberately, methodically, and repeatedly traded his public office for entertainment expenses and the services of prostitutes, and in so doing, aligned himself with a foreign defense contractor over his Navy, his colleagues and his country," US Attorney Adam Braverman said in the statement. Amundson's sentencing in scheduled for April 27. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
>> No. 117866 ID: 5c87e8
>i come from a rich connected military family so i get a free pass to west point/annapolis/colorado
>i went to west point/annapolis/colorado so i just leap up the chain of command
>i used my authority as a high ranking officer to enrich myself out of navy funds even though i'm already being paid a six figure salary with lifetime cradle to grave free everything pension and healthcare
>we stole nearly $20,000,000,000 dollars ($20b)
>i face a potential fine worth about 0.0001% of that amount and no loss of rank, pension, etc.

good to know that the ruling classes earn their position in society
and just think about what hell it must be if you're an actual competent hardworking person who bought all of that meritocracy bullshit and you worked your way up in military to a decent rank only to find out that not only is the entire system mismanaged by greedy immature rich-kid playboys, but if you try to do anything about it or even complain they'll have your ass too.
must be frustrating. no wonder guys like "i can't fly a plane by my daddy's an admiral how the fuck did i even end up on this carrier deck i was last in my class at annapolis" mccain end up leaving.
>> No. 117867 ID: 57238e
>no loss of rank, pension, etc.
Perhaps I'm just a dumb civie, but I'm pretty sure pleading guilty to a felony means a dishonerable discharge.
>> No. 117891 ID: a083c4

lol no. They will likely make him retire at a lower grade than he is now. Horror of horrors, he will get slightly less free money for the rest of his life.

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117793 No. 117793 ID: c1b306 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>SAN FRANCISCO -- There's another effort underway to divide California.

>It's called the "New California" campaign, and its founders want to create a 51st state by separating the rural areas from the coastal cities and Sacramento.

>They say California is a failed state and that we've become governed by a tyranny.

>On Monday, the founders read their own Declaration of Independence.

>They say they'll work with the state legislature, who would have to vote to split up the state before a resolution can be submitted to Congress.

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>> No. 117808 ID: dd409f
contiguous west coast narcostate reaching from barrow all the way to tierra del fuego
>> No. 117811 ID: 738b31
>failed state
>separate from strongest economy in country
>ask for more fed money when state income drops to nothing
>> No. 117868 ID: da203f
You don't know where your food and water and electricity and stuff comes from, do you city boy?
>> No. 117871 ID: 5c87e8
country bumpkin servants deliver them
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>no guys a bunch of untrained hicks will totally be able to starve cities into submission

Wonder how long it'll be until the oxy and diabetes medications runs out and they start surrendering? And of course you can't farm without access to refineries or power plants, which coincidentally are located near cities. And never mind that the military has spent the last two decades slaughtering illiterate dirt farmers from far more martial and physically able cultures vis a vis those who "farm" by getting millions in government subsidies to pay illegal immigrants to run semi-automated equipment.

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