Daily News Thread 5/17

Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA head in Senate vote

Gina Haspel is the new director of the CIA, after getting confirmed in the US Senate. Several Democrats crossed the aisle and gave her the green light, despite objecting to Haspel’s role in the CIA’s torture program.

US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987

Births in the US have dropped to their lowest rate in 30 years, marking a cultural shift as women delay motherhood, experts say.

EU Unites Against Trump on Iran With Moves to Counter Sanctions

The European Union’s 28 leaders came to Bulgaria this week to deepen ties with partners in the east. They left preparing defenses against allies in the west.

Japan is planning retaliatory tariffs against US exports worth $409 million

Japan is considering slapping tariffs on U.S. exports worth $409 million in retaliation against steel and aluminum import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.

US demanded N. Korea ship ‘some’ nukes & missiles abroad within 6 months – Asahi

The US has demanded North Korea ship some of its nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles out of the country within half a year, according to Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper, citing sources familiar with the talks.

'US Businesses Rewarding Judge Moro for Jailing Lula,' Says Brazilian Lawmaker

Brazilian congresswoman, Erika Kokay, has criticized judge Sergio Moro for traveling to New York City to receive the “Man of the Year” award from Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce and has said Moro's ties to United States based businesses and officials are a cause for concern.

'These Aren't People. These Are Animals': Trump on Undocumented Immigrants

After making disparaging comments in January saying immigrants come from "shithole countries," United States President Donald Trump has garnered widespread condemnation for his ramped up anti-immigrant, hateful rhetoric, where he described the undocumented immigrants as 'animals' Wednesday at a meeting with some officials.

Mexico rejects Trump's comments that some immigrants are 'animals'

Mexico’s Foreign Minister said on Thursday that recent remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump describing some undocumented immigrants as “animals” were unacceptable, and that a formal complaint would be filed with the State Department.

Trump Says China May Be Egging On North Korea’s Insults

President Donald Trump said Thursday that Chinese President Xi Jinping “could be influencing” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after his regime abruptly shifted to a sharp, negative tone this week about the prospects of a planned summit with the U.S. in June.

Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban

The EU's top court has backed an almost complete EU-wide ban on the use of three insecticides, which studies have linked to declining bee populations.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly hard to control.

Air Force apologizes for tweet comparing A-10 strikes to viral 'Yanny vs. Laurel' clip, saying it was in 'poor taste'

The tweet said the Taliban in Farah, Afghanistan would have much rather heard "Yanny" or "Laurel" than the "defeating BRRRT" of the A-10 Warthogs sent this week to repel the insurgents.

New York man threatens to report Spanish-speaking staff to authorities

A video of a man threatening to report Spanish-speaking restaurant workers to US immigration authorities in New York has gone viral on social media.

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Links 5/17/18


Protesters Disrupt NEXUS Pipeline Construction

Yesterday morning, a collective of protesters braved an Ohio thunderstorm and walked onto an active construction site, stopping workers from welding a section of the NEXUS natural gas pipeline.

Second Trump Inauguration Protest Trial Begins

The second trial of protesters mass-arrested at an ‘antifascist, anti-capitalist’ march during President Trump’s inauguration on January 20 (J20), 2017 has begun in DC Superior Court.

When will the crunch come?

Capital is facing a global debt crisis, warns Michael Roberts

Inside the Barbaric U.S. Industry of Dog Experimentation

There is a largely hidden, poorly regulated, and highly profitable industry in the United States that has a gruesome function: breeding dogs for the sole purpose of often torturous experimentation, after which the dogs are killed because they are no longer of use.

43 Percent of American Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

Donald Trump may be celebrating the fact that America’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level in nearly two decades, but that’s not enough for the alarming number of American families still struggling to put food on the table and pay their rent.

"But guys this is a huge day for women, now girls can grow up to be murderous sociopaths, just like boys” t libs

Hahahaha the current world international order is collapsing.


There’s nothing wrong with this. Dogs are sentient. They aren’t human. It’s better to experiment of them then be in the dark scientifically.

I can't wait for the US empire to finally collapse.

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Thanks, NewsAnon.

Why would they even apologize? Also, how the fuck is this news?

But I'm not too hyped about China being the sole superpower either.

The problem seems to be that there is no scientific progress being made. We're not talking, experimenting with implanting stem cells in a dog so that we can create better organ transplants for people. We're talking force feeding dogs laundry detergent to test the products toxicity before it goes to market.

Still this is a good thing. It’s better to have a few dogs die then accidentally allow a highly toxic product to unessicarily become a consumer good.

We’re entering a global arena where America, the EU, and China are all superpowers. Making this a tripolar geopolitical era.

Gee, sure that will be interesting

I like chinese food

They feed them tide pids?

Scottish Food > Japanese Food > All other Foods > Chinese Food > Anglo Food

Maybe if they weren't surrounded by a bunch of manchild retards then they wouldn't need to delay it.

This kills neo-liberalism.

Who needs basic needs when you can have iPhones which can only be produced by capitalism? check mate commies.

chinese food>turkish food>italian food>indian food>eritrean/ethiopian food>spanish food>japanese food (which is just a chinese food spinoff with less stuff)>ecuadorian food>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>USA food>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>sewer dirt>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>satan's shit>>>>>>>>>>>>everything of the island of great britain that the people there call "food"

Naw. Ethiopian > Moroccan > Pakistani > Mexican > real Greek > Alaskan seafood > Vietnamese > all else

greek food is just a t*rkish food spinoff


Turkish food is just a shitier version of Arab food.

Hey haggis is pretty good.

false opinion

I just researched this thing. Never knew about it so I'll give it a try and maybe reconsider scottish food. I once ate a scottish dish years ago at a food festival and I only remember it being disgusting. But if that is good than maybe scotland can be saved I guess?

That's now trials on animals work

What I don't understand is why British food is so bad while Irish food is so good.