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No.246953
Reminder of the few rules we have:
- Threads must have a link to a news article.
- Article must be fairly recent.
- Article link should be a reputable source (no blogs).
- NSFW images must be tagged, and they MUST be relevant to the article in question; no porn/shock imagery.

Extra reminder:
The only replies I delete are people spamming; don't bother reporting shit just because you don't agree with it. Spamming frivilous reports will actually get you a brief ban.

Also I'm looking for janitors/mods. Post in this thread or email me. I'll be asking /n/ if they're fine with whoever I pick before actually making them mod/janitor.

Here's something you all can discuss: do these qualify as reputable sources?
> Daily Mail
> The Young Turks
> Infowars

No.246955
>Daily Mail
>The Young Turks
>Infowars
All biased and not reputable, often articles of these "blogs" will link to reputable sources

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No.246962
I nominate ISN for mod

No.246963
Here's something you all can discuss: do these qualify as reputable sources?
> Daily Mail
> The Young Turks
> Infowars

Post them alongside more respectable news sources on the same story and I'll consider what they have to say. Infowars is the only one out of the three I don't take seriously, but the articles are still interesting.

No.246964
I'd be a mod/janitor. I check this site often enough I think.

No.246968
I was a mod/janitor, but I was fired for being a bit lazy.

No.246969
>>246960
Fuck it, that temporary address sucks

Here is another

No.246983
I'll be a mod / janitor, I visit this site twice a day on average, and have since it opened in the wake of /n/-day.

No.246994
  We are all no-lifes who visit this site 10 times an hour, I think the best way to decide is to have a competition

No.247012
>>246994

Okay, let's rock. What number am I thinking of?

No.247013
>>247012
Trick question, you're thinking of a letter.

No.247016
>>247013

Hmm, you're good. Okay, question 2: What is the biggest cat?

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>>247016

No.247037
>>247030

Nice try, but the answer is "A dog in a cat costume."

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247044
>>247037
My cat is bigger

No.247055
>>247044

How would you know? I never told you how big the dog is...

No.247070
>>247055
Clifford is that you?

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>>247070
I had all those books when I was a kid.

Also, Clifford cosplay?

No.247105
/n/ have a think about this.

At the start of the universe energy made mass... that mass made stars.. those stars made us.

We are self aware. We are the universe.

This means the universe is self aware.

This would make the universe God.

No.247114
>>247105
420chan<-----------------

No.247119
>>247105
Cheese has holes

The more cheese you have, the more holes you have.

The more holes you have, the less cheese you have.

Conclusion: The more cheese you have, the less cheese you have

No.247134
  Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOAZWTosK6s
3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIE1iCHxE1k
4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M7uaXf4XTU
5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbyC-D35vEs

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>>247134
Interesting. I think one of the main problems with the recalcitrance of the new Muslim populations in Europe is that a few decades ago the people being imported in relatively small numbers were intelligentsia while recent immigration has been working class. Combine this with an overly PC society due to WWII and you get a mousy generation who let basic human rights violations slide for one too many years. It seems things are starting to boil over on the working class level but the policy makers will just brand them as ignorant or racists for their legitimate concerns.

You can tell the older women teachers who arose from the Kinder, Küche, Kirche ashes of the 3rd Reich are very dismayed by the way Muslim women are treated. The stereotypically feisty Slav girl gave the best unfiltered account because she's an immigrant and doesn't have to deal with the German guilt complex. The Muslim men are self absorbed, prone to violence, and discard their women for their own pleasurable pursuits (what else is new?). A lot of butt fucking probably goes on at that gym. The saddest thing was that poor German girl who was brainwashed into Islam by her neighbors and taken advantage of by that Neanderthal. An unholy matrimony of urban white naïveté, multicultural ascendancy, and the genetic predisposition of female submission.

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>>247134
lol

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247187
PROUD

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>>247187

No.247239
  >do these qualify as reputable sources?
>The Young Turks

I guess it is now

No.247275
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Live 24/7 webcam of some sort of crack head

http://ww.com/dikkeman2

No.247289
>>247275
Athens is that you?

No.247315
infowars should be an autoban word

No.247344
>>247315

You should be an autoban word. If you find a sauce uncredible, post to explain why you think so, or better yet hide the thread and move on.

No.247347
>>247344
fuck off infowars spammer.

No.247376
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WASHINGTON—As part of its routine series of preparedness drills aimed at testing national security, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it had set free the five most deadly foreign terrorists in U.S. custody.

"Protecting the American people is our highest priority, so it is crucial that we periodically put our country's safeguards to the test," DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a press conference. "Only by loosing these dangerous extremists on our infrastructure, landmarks, and chemical or nuclear facilities can we properly assess our vulnerability to terrorist attacks."

"If the Empire State Building or Jefferson Memorial blows up, for example, then we'll know we have to make some improvements," she added. "It's all part of the process."

The terrorists were reportedly transported separately by helicopter to undisclosed locations across the country and supplied with clothing, $10,000 cash, and a list of contacts known for making statements about crushing the U.S. government. The DHS also confirmed that the terrorists, who vowed nothing would stop them from their ultimate goal of destroying all of America, received a $100 Home Depot gift card for incidentals and supplies.

"To ensure the reliability of this exercise, not a single DHS employee or any federal or local law enforcement officers know where the terrorists are," Napolitano said. "We will give them a 48-hour head start before distributing their pictures and launching a nationwide search."

"In the meantime, we will have no contact with them, and will allow these talented and barbaric war criminals to do what they do best," Napolitano added.

Homeland Security officials said the drill will provide vital information on exactly how easily a hypothetical group of terrorists could exploit vastly underprotected and insufficiently funded areas such as Yosemite National Park, the Hoover Dam, most of the North American power grid, or virtually any U.S. port.

The department's deputy secretary, Jane Holl Lute, who personally analyzed background information on each of the incarcerated terrorists, said the "final five" were selected for the high level of risk they posed to the United States, their experience developing and executing terror plots, and their knowledge of explosives, as well as their overall remorselessness and leadership qualities.

The group comprises alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed; senior al- Qaeda member Abu Faraj al-Libbi; 1993 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef; former al-Qaeda in Iraq commander Khaled al- Mashhadani; and 1998 U.S. embassy bomber Khalfan Khamis Mohamed.

"These terrorists are the absolute cream of the crop, I can assure you," Lute said. "No one else in American custody terrifies us more than these horrible, violent men."

Prior to their release, the terrorists were reportedly deprived of sleep, starved, and tortured in hopes of raising their anger levels and provoking them to coordinate a strike suitable for challenging the nation's readiness, response, and recovery efforts.

DHS spokesman Roger Munns said there was no reason for concern, since all the terrorists would most likely be apprehended during routine traffic stops well before they conspired to attack national defense utilities or used weapons of mass destruction to murder millions of innocent Americans.

"Some of them will certainly attempt to infiltrate some of our more vulnerable nuclear power plants in Texas or North Carolina, but the odds of them succeeding are pretty low, if you think about it," Munns said. "Although, off the record, I really hope they don't go after Chicago's mass transit system, because, let me tell you, that whole thing would go up in flames real quick."

NORAD Commander James A. Winnefeld, Jr. assured reporters that adequate security measures were in place to protect the American public and the plan would not fail as it did during the botched Sept. 11, 2001 security preparedness exercise.

"In our defense, we really didn't think it would be possible for them to hit both towers," Winnefeld said. "But with hindsight, I guess it's clear that we gave those guys way too much money and training."

http://www.theonion.com/articles/dhs-releases-5-terrorists-into-us-to-test-national,17838/

No.247437
>>247347

Guess again. I don't consider infowars credible, so i hide threads using it as a primary sauce. Autob& is heavy-handed, though I might be persuaded to make an exception for theonion, uncylopedia-level 'wit' has no place on a /n/ews board.

No.247450
>>247437
>I might be persuaded to make an exception for theonion

What's wrong if it's in the general sticky?

No.247465
>>247450

Its less obnoxious there, but still NNNP.

No.247468
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247468
https://diversitylane.wordpress.com/

No.247502
   

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why come i didn't notice this before

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ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON – Nothing projects U.S. global air and sea power more vividly than supercarriers. Bristling with fighter jets that can reach deep into even landlocked trouble zones, America's virtually invincible carrier fleet has long enforced its dominance of the high seas.

China may soon put an end to that.

U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China — an unprecedented carrier-killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that could be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 1,500 kilometers (900 miles).

Analysts say final testing of the missile could come as soon as the end of this year, though questions remain about how fast China will be able to perfect its accuracy to the level needed to threaten a moving carrier at sea.

The weapon, a version of which was displayed last year in a Chinese military parade, could revolutionize China's role in the Pacific balance of power, seriously weakening Washington's ability to intervene in any potential conflict over Taiwan or North Korea. It could also deny U.S. ships safe access to international waters near China's 11,200-mile (18,000-kilometer) -long coastline.

While a nuclear bomb could theoretically sink a carrier, assuming its user was willing to raise the stakes to atomic levels, the conventionally-armed Dong Feng 21D's uniqueness is in its ability to hit a powerfully defended moving target with pin-point precision.

The Chinese Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to the AP's request for a comment.

Funded by annual double-digit increases in the defense budget for almost every year of the past two decades, the Chinese navy has become Asia's largest and has expanded beyond its traditional mission of retaking Taiwan to push its sphere of influence deeper into the Pacific and protect vital maritime trade routes.

"The Navy has long had to fear carrier-killing capabilities," said Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the nonpartisan, Washington-based Center for a New American Security. "The emerging Chinese antiship missile capability, and in particular the DF 21D, represents the first post-Cold War capability that is both potentially capable of stopping our naval power projection and deliberately designed for that purpose."

Setting the stage for a possible conflict, Beijing has grown increasingly vocal in its demands for the U.S. to stay away from the wide swaths of ocean — covering much of the Yellow, East and South China seas — where it claims exclusivity.

It strongly opposed plans to hold U.S.-South Korean war games in the Yellow Sea off the northeastern Chinese coast, saying the participation of the USS George Washington supercarrier, with its 1,092-foot (333-meter) flight deck and 6,250 personnel, would be a provocation because it put Beijing within striking range of U.S. F-18 warplanes.

The carrier instead took part in maneuvers held farther away in the Sea of Japan.

U.S. officials deny Chinese pressure kept it away, and say they will not be told by Beijing where they can operate.

"We reserve the right to exercise in international waters anywhere in the world," Rear Adm. Daniel Cloyd, who headed the U.S. side of the exercises, said aboard the carrier during the maneuvers, which ended last week.

But the new missile, if able to evade the defenses of a carrier and of the vessels sailing with it, could undermine that policy.

"China can reach out and hit the U.S. well before the U.S. can get close enough to the mainland to hit back," said Toshi Yoshihara, an associate professor at the U.S. Naval War College. He said U.S. ships have only twice been that vulnerable — against Japan in World War II and against Soviet bombers in the Cold War.

Carrier-killing missiles "could have an enduring psychological effect on U.S. policymakers," he e-mailed to The AP. "It underscores more broadly that the U.S. Navy no longer rules the waves as it has since the end of World War II. The stark reality is that sea control cannot be taken for granted anymore."

Yoshihara said the weapon is causing considerable consternation in Washington, though — with attention focused on land wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — its implications haven't been widely discussed in public.

Analysts note that while much has been made of China's efforts to ready a carrier fleet of its own, it would likely take decades to catch U.S. carrier crews' level of expertise, training and experience.

But Beijing does not need to match the U.S. carrier for carrier. The Dong Feng 21D, smarter, and vastly cheaper, could successfully attack a U.S. carrier, or at least deter it from getting too close.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned of the threat in a speech last September at the Air Force Association Convention.

"When considering the military-modernization programs of countries like China, we should be concerned less with their potential ability to challenge the U.S. symmetrically — fighter to fighter or ship to ship — and more with their ability to disrupt our freedom of movement and narrow our strategic options," he said.

Gates said China's investments in cyber and anti-satellite warfare, anti-air and anti-ship weaponry, along with ballistic missiles, "could threaten America's primary way to project power" through its forward air bases and carrier strike groups.

The Pentagon has been worried for years about China getting an anti-ship ballistic missile. The Pentagon considers such a missile an "anti-access," weapon, meaning that it could deny others access to certain areas.

The Air Force's top surveillance and intelligence officer, Lt. Gen. David Deptula, told reporters this week that China's effort to increase anti-access capability is part of a worrisome trend.

He did not single out the DF 21D, but said: "While we might not fight the Chinese, we may end up in situations where we'll certainly be opposing the equipment that they build and sell around the world."

Questions remain over when — and if — China will perfect the technology; hitting a moving carrier is no mean feat, requiring state-of-the-art guidance systems, and some experts believe it will take China a decade or so to field a reliable threat. Others, however, say final tests of the missile could come in the next year or two.

Former Navy commander James Kraska, a professor of international law and sea power at the U.S. Naval War College, recently wrote a controversial article in the magazine Orbis outlining a hypothetical scenario set just five years from now in which a Deng Feng 21D missile with a penetrator warhead sinks the USS George Washington.

That would usher in a "new epoch of international order in which Beijing emerges to displace the United States."

While China's Defense Ministry never comments on new weapons before they become operational, the DF 21D — which would travel at 10 times the speed of sound and carry conventional payloads — has been much discussed by military buffs online.

A pseudonymous article posted on Xinhuanet, website of China's official news agency, imagines the U.S. dispatching the George Washington to aid Taiwan against a Chinese attack.

The Chinese would respond with three salvos of DF 21D, the first of which would pierce the hull, start fires and shut down flight operations, the article says. The second would knock out its engines and be accompanied by air attacks. The third wave, the article says, would "send the George Washington to the bottom of the ocean."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100805/ap_on_re_as/as_china_us_carrier_killer;_ylt=A0wNdPbZl1xMVMgAUWOs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFpcG9wYm5nBHBvcwMyMgRzZWMDYWNjb3Jk
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No.247773
  lol at our news

No.247837
A man became so enraged at his neighbour for not sorting her recycling properly, he began throwing pop cans at her, Victoria, B.C. police say.

Officers were called to a home Tuesday afternoon, the police reported on their operations blog Saturday, after a man confronted a woman who lives in his building. Police said the man was aggressive and swore at her, then began throwing pop cans at her as the woman took her garbage out to the curb.

"Officers learned that the man was (obviously) quite upset because the woman had not sorted her own pop cans into the recycling bin," the police said on their blog.

The woman was not injured and did not want to pursue charges against the man.

Police said the building manager told them the man "has been very unpleasant to deal with" in the past.

http://www.torontosun.com/news/weird/2010/08/07/14955241.html

No.247838
>>247837
typical liberal behavior

No.248077
http://maristpoll.marist.edu/72-don%E2%80%99t-know-much-about-history/
http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/misc/usapolls/US100617/July%204th_summer%20vacation/Country_From_Which_US_Declared_Independence.htm

There’s good news for American education. About three-quarters of residents — 74% — know the U.S. declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776. The bad news for the academic system — 26% do not. This 26% includes one-fifth who are unsure and 6% who thought the U.S. separated from another nation. That begs the question, “From where do the latter think the U.S. achieved its independence?” Among the countries mentioned are France, China, Japan, Mexico, and Spain.

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248112
How empty is Loving County?

So empty that when Sheriff Billy Burt Hopper ran for office in 2004, he and his opponent attended each other's campaign barbecues. So empty that it cannot sustain two political parties: Republicans and Democrats all call themselves Democrats and vote in a single primary.

So empty that it has trouble seating 12 jurors who are not related to a defendant. (Not that there is much crime, although — or maybe because — Sheriff Hopper patrols in a pickup with two shotguns and an AK-47.) So empty that the jail was moved to Pecos in Reeves County, 26 miles away, in 1994.

In fact, this is the emptiest county seat of the emptiest county in the country.

At last count (by Sheriff Hopper toting it up in his head), 16 people make Mentone their home and 55 others are spread throughout the rest of Loving County's 645 square miles of parched, salty West Texas grassland and rattlesnakes — about one person for every nine square miles.

But Loving County, east of the Pecos River just below New Mexico, is blessed with mineral riches: 360 producing gas and oil wells and 18 more being drilled, creating an enviable problem for the county — forcing it to keep lowering its tax rate.

Yet it is modest enough, as a plaque outside the courthouse confesses: "Mentone has no water system (water is hauled in) nor does it have a bank, doctor, hospital, newspaper, lawyer, civic club or cemetery."

And since Mentone is the only town, neither does Loving County.

What it does have is the Boot Track Café (open mornings), a post office, a gas station and the yellow Deco two-story courthouse. There are two roads. There is no operating church, although the county's oldest building, a 1910 schoolhouse, is open for nondenominational worship. Seven children ride a school bus 33 miles to Wink in the next county.

"When I was little, I couldn't wait to leave," said Beverly Hanson, the county clerk. Then, she said, "I went to see the bright lights" — she became an apartment manager in Dallas — married and divorced and happily returned home. "I knew I was safe here," she said.

Loving County may be empty all right. But not so empty that it escapes the burden of history: three of its sons have fought in Iraq. And it landed $30,000 in antiterrorism money from the Department of Homeland Security to upgrade its emergency radio system.

Loving County never had an easy time. It is the only Texas county to have been organized twice. It was named for Oliver Loving, a trail-blazing cattleman who drove Texas herds to Illinois before the Civil War; he was later shot by Indians and, according to one story, crawled five miles chewing on a kid glove for food before eventually succumbing to gangrene. He appears as Augustus McCrae in Larry McMurtry's novel "Lonesome Dove."

With only three people on record as living in Mentone — named by a homesick French surveyor in tribute to a city in his native land — somehow 83 votes were cast to organize the county in 1893. But within a few years, the county officials had fled the area. The county was dissolved in 1897 and not reorganized until 1931.

Sheriff Hopper's forebears settled in Loving County in 1906. He was born in Odessa and arrived in Mentone as a 1-year old in 1938. The town was booming then, he said, with 300 people and four restaurants, three gas stations, a hotel and a bowling alley. But residents started moving away during World War II.

By 1951 Mr. Hopper was among only eight students in the high school, which shared a single schoolhouse with the lower grades. The next year he was the last of the eight to leave, moving to the high school in Pecos.

Mr. Hopper, a former Air Force nuclear weapons technician, became the deputy sheriff in 1999 and ran for sheriff in 2004 against a former sheriff's son. The race went down to the wire, ending in a tie, 41 to 41; Mr. Hopper won the runoff, 51 to 38.

Curiously, both vote totals exceeded the entire population of Loving County, put at 67 by the census in 2000. (In 2004, the Census Bureau estimated the population at 52, while Sheriff Hopper, after a house-to-house count, puts it now at 71).

Easily explainable, the sheriff said. Election time brings family members flocking in from afar or sending in absentee ballots. They may not live here year-round, he said, but as long as they "intend" to make it their home they may keep Loving County as their voting address to swing elections to relatives or friends and defeat tax-raising bond-issues.

But others had caught on to the system too.

The newly elected sheriff had barely pinned on his star in January 2005, he recalled, when his phone rang with an old-fashioned warning: "You don't know it, but you're in trouble." A group was planning a takeover of the county, said the caller, a woman in Arizona who promised to send him some information by e-mail.

The material described the plans of a Libertarian faction in its own words "to win most of the elected offices in the county administration" and "restore to freedom" Loving County. The blueprint, called "Restoring Loving County," said that land was hard to come by but that a ranch had been split up and members were in the process of buying sections.

"The people who are living there will be able to register to vote," it said. "They must swear that they intend to make Loving their home."

The goal, said an e-mail message attributed to a group member, was to move in enough Libertarians "to control the local government and remove oppressive regulations (such as planning and zoning, and building code requirements) and stop enforcement of laws prohibiting victimless acts among consenting adults such as dueling, gambling, incest, price-gouging, cannibalism and drug handling."

Leading the effort, the material showed, was Lawrence Edward Pendarvis, a computer analyst from Brandon, Fla., and operator of a Philippine mail-order-bride Web site who has run into a storm of opposition for trying to establish a similar "Free State Project" in Grafton, N.H. He was convicted in Florida in 1997 of downloading child pornography, but the charges were overturned on appeal due to a prosecutorial error.

Days after he received the material, Sheriff Hopper said, Mr. Pendarvis and two other Libertarians, Bobby Y. Emory and Don B. Duncan, showed up to look for land and last fall, claiming they had bought property on eBay, filed voter-registration forms. But, the sheriff said, after checking deeds at the county courthouse, he talked to the presumed sellers, who were in California, and was told the property had been sold to other buyers. He and the Texas ranger in Fort Stockton, 75 miles away, then filed misdemeanor charges against the three men, who had left the state.

"We need people, we need people bad, don't get me wrong," said Sheriff Hopper, 68, who is also the registrar of voters, tax assessor and collector. "But we don't need that deal."

Mr. Pendarvis, reached in Florida, said that his group had a canceled check that proved they had properly bought the 126 acres for $30,000 and that they were operating within the law. "We've been trying to buy land for a year," he said, "but every time they find out who it is they say, 'Oh, we made a mistake.' "

Sheriff Hopper said even though the charge was only a misdemeanor, the three men faced arrest if they showed up in Loving County. "We're letting them know we know what they're up to," he said.

Now pictures of the three decorate a poster on the sheriff's door at the Loving County Courthouse under the timeworn Wild West legend: "Wanted by the Texas Rangers."

Meanwhile, the sheriff said, life was getting back to normal in Loving County. "See those doves," he said, nodding at the birds silhouetted on a wire. "I counted 205 one night waiting to get into the trees."

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/25/national/25loving.html?_r=1&hp&ex=1140930000&en=a7ff735cc7ef7510&ei=5094&partner=homepage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_County,_Texas

No.248133
>>248112
Shit, looks like a failed project of 99chan.

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PORT FOURCHON, LA—In what may be the greatest environmental disaster in the nation's history, the supertanker TI Oceania docked without incident at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Monday and successfully unloaded 3.1 million barrels of dangerous crude oil into the United States.

According to witnesses, the catastrophe began shortly after the tanker, which sailed unimpeded across the Gulf of Mexico, stopped safely at the harbor and made contact with oil company workers on the shore. Soon after, vast amounts of the black, toxic petroleum in the ship's hold were unloaded at an alarming rate into special storage containers on the mainland.

From there, experts confirmed, the oil will likely spread across the entire country's infrastructure and commit unforetold damage to its lakes, streams, and air.

"We're looking at a crisis of cataclysmic proportions," said Charles Hartsell, an environmental scientist at Tufts University. "In a matter of days, this oil may be refined into a lighter substance that, when burned as fuel in vehicles, homes, and businesses, will poison the earth's atmosphere on a terrifying scale."

"Time is of the essence," Hartsell added. "If this is allowed to continue, the health of every American could be put at risk."

Officials predicted that the oil could be carried as far north as Minneapolis and as far west as Honolulu. Hopes of containment are said to be scant, as the pipelines transporting the oil are numerous, massive, and buried deep underground, making it virtually impossible to dig them all up and reverse their flow back toward the TI Oceania.

"Our fear is that we'll start seeing this stuff in tanker trucks headed to gas stations all over America," Environmental Protection Agency official Ralph Linney said. "And once they start pumping it into individual cars for combustion, it's all over."

"How can we possibly contain this after it's spread to 250 million vehicles, each one going in a different direction?" he added.

Experts are saying the oil tanker safely reaching port could lead to dire ecological consequences on multiple levels, including rising temperatures, disappearing shorelines, the eradication of countless species, extreme weather events, complete economic collapse, droughts that surpass the Dust Bowl, disease, wildfires, widespread human starvation, and endless, bloody wars fought over increasingly scarce resources.

Meanwhile, government officials, stunned to learn of the massive amounts of carbon dioxide that will be released into the atmosphere as a result of the TI Oceania tanker's successful docking, have called for a full investigation into the disaster's cause.

"I am shocked and horrified by this development," Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) said. "Rest assured, we will find the people responsible for allowing this to happen, and they will be held accountable. Every last one of them."

Public opinion across the country has likewise turned from confusion to outrage, with many concerned Americans fearing that the worst may be yet to come.

"It's scary stuff," said Logansport, IN native Wayne Cummings, talking to reporters from behind the wheel of an idling Ford F-150 XLT pickup. "I read somewhere that it might take years before we know the full extent of the damage, and by that time it will be impossible to do anything about it."

"All I know is, we have to think of some way to fix this problem before it's too late," Cummings said before driving off.

Noting that they have acted in strict accordance with U.S. laws and complied with the orders of federal regulators, representatives from ExxonMobil, BP, ConocoPhillips, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Chevron have all denied responsibility for the disaster.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/millions-of-barrels-of-oil-safely-reach-port-in-ma,17875/

No.248162
>>248159
We get it, stop posting the fucking name. You've sapped all the fun out of it fag.

No.248176
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248176
>Richard Mentor Johnson was the ninth Vice President of the United States, serving in the administration of Martin Van Buren.

>he began a long-term relationship with Julia Chinn, a slave left to him by his father. Chinn was a light-skinned octoroon; nevertheless, the law considered her a Negro which prevented Johnson from marrying her. Throughout his career, Johnson treated Chinn as his common law wife. When Johnson was away from his Kentucky estate, Chinn was given free rein in his business affairs.

>Unlike other leaders who had relationships with their slaves, Johnson was open about his relationship with Chinn, and regarded her as his common law wife. He freely claimed Chinn's two daughters as his own, much to the consternation of some in his constituency. The relationship was a major factor in the 1829 election that cost him his seat in the Senate, but his district returned him to the House the following year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Mentor_Johnson

No.248184
>>248176
Race traitors will be race traitors

No.248185
>>248176
Hitler was right, America is a mongrel nation

No.248194
>>248185
Southerner detected.

No.248209
  第一夫人蜜雪兒豪華假期顧人怨 -- Michelle's Spanish Vacation

No.248312
Today I saw an awesome letter from Condoleezza Rice to Hugo Chavez, can't find it in English though...

No.248363
  >>248312
Hugo <3 Condoleeza

No.248388
>athens disappears
>gweilofag disappears

hmm...

No.248490
article spam

No.248559
Poland’s military is investigating claims that a group of its soldiers blew up an empty family home in Afghanistan for fun.

If true the act would have been in violation of the Geneva convention.

The probe was launched after a three-minute film of the alleged incident appeared on the internet.

The Polish government says it is not yet clear whether the building was a legitimate target or not.

Poland’s Ministry of Defence spokesman in charge of the mission in Afghanistan Colonel Piotr Lukasiewicz said: “When the hearing (tribunal) of the soldiers who participated in the recording is over, only then will one be able to say if the military rules there on the mission were really violated.”

The incident has become an embarrassment to Poland’s 2,600 strong military contingent.

But if – as the Polish military claims – the soldiers were simply destroying a cache of unexploded ammunition, the action would have been within the rules of engagement.

http://www.euronews.net/2010/08/15/polish-troops-accused-of-blowing-up-house-for-fun/

No.248653
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248653
First Female Arab Combat Soldier in IDF is Proud to Serve Israel

http://dover.idf.il/IDF/English/News/Up_Close/10/07/2601.htm

No.248670
>>248653
she's probably a christian so it's no big whoop.

No.248716
  lol

No.248732
It's often said that with time and distance comes perspective; that nothing is ever as bad as it initially seems. Well, in the case of the BP oil spill, which—if you can even remember this far back—happened in the spring and summer of 2010, truer words have never been spoken.

A few weeks ago, I was a completely different guy: worried, easily agitated, constantly on edge. But now that I've had a good amount of time away from all the underwater plumes and the oil sheens and the static kills, I think about how worked up I got and can't help but laugh.

Honestly, it's kind of hilarious how I flipped out about the whole thing as if one massive oil spill was the end of the world.

Seriously, if you would have asked me all the way back in July if I thought I'd ever get over causing 2.5 million gallons of oil to gush into the Gulf every day for 87 days, I would have said no. I let myself get so wrapped up in all the drama—the Deepwater Horizon rig exploding, the 11 people dying, the destruction done to the Gulf economy—that I was incapable of taking a step back and saying, "Carl, for Christ's sake, stop beating yourself up! I know you don't think so now, but there will be a time in the future when you'll realize that, hey, some things are just beyond your control."

Of course, it took me until now to finally realize that. Now when I see images of the spill or think about all those devastated residents, I roll my eyes at how much I let that stuff bother me. At the time, it really seemed like the spill was this major thing, but in retrospect, it was just a stupid goof by a silly little oil company that failed to monitor and react to several critical warning signs while drilling a deep-sea well.

In the span of a lifetime, the Gulf oil spill was like a little blip. A footnote. Hardly anything at all. I know that now.

In fact, the one thing I'm most apologetic for, and quite frankly embarrassed about, is my childish behavior. God, to think about how much I yelled and screamed at my employees whenever a new report came out saying we lied about the severity of the spill, or how it had been uncovered that we used Photoshop to embellish our cleanup response. Like any of that stuff really matters. Like really, truly matters, you know?

Man, I must have looked like an absolute nut banging my desk and slamming the phone down after every call. I was so angry! And honestly, at what? So we dumped some oil in the ocean. Big deal. People screw up. That's life.

Trust me, worse things have happened.

Heck, if I knew then what I know now, I would have handled things much differently. I probably would have smiled a lot more, that's for sure, and I certainly wouldn't have asked my CEO to step down. Tony had the right idea when he went to that yacht race. He sure was taking a lot of heat, but there he was hanging out and having fun, and there I was all stressed out about the future of our company. We're BP. Of course we were going to be fine. What was there to worry about? Jeez, Carl, lighten up!

Even the way we celebrated back in, I think it was August, when the well was completely sealed, was just ridiculous. It was just one little well we capped, but you'd have thought we won the lottery or something!

If anything, the disaster in the Gulf taught me about perspective. I haven't told anyone this, but last May when the whole thing was just ballooning out of control, I actually cried at the sight of an oil-covered bird. A bird, for God's sake! But there I was crying. Talk about losing all perspective on what's really important: good friends, good laughs, and the ability to shrug off a mistake.

Look, things happen in life. A car breaks down. Your daughter gets the chicken pox. A blowout preventer intended to stop the release of crude oil fails to activate thereby setting in motion the largest ecological disaster in the history of the United States of America. In every case, no matter how worked up you get, you just have to tell yourself that—while it may take you seven or eight days to realize it— this, too, shall pass.

You can get that car fixed next week, the chicken pox go away eventually, and entire ecosystems recover in a century or two.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/its-nice-we-can-finally-look-back-on-that-whole-oi,17914/

No.248794
  Oldest known recording of a president: Benjamin Harrison, 1889

No.248913
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248913
>>240516
Link to China thread for posterity's sake, in case it gets deleted

No.249011
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249011

No.249028
   

No.249106
>>249028
So what was this, because it's private now.

No.249110
  >>249106

No.249457
  .

No.249544
   

No.249562
>>249544
creepy camera stalker is creepy

No.249785
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No.249787
>>249785
I don't get it, Sharia sounds like something conservatives would like, so why are they so against it?

No.249800
>>249787
Because it isn't on THEIR terms.

No.249805
>>249785
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taqiyya
>refers to the practice of precautionary dissimulation whereby believers may conceal their faith when under threat, persecution or compulsion.

Yeah, uh, the video's wrong

No.249833
>>249805
>He thinks a Muslim didn't write that article and didn't use taqiyya itself

No.249875
  .

No.249955
  _

No.249966
make the words penis and dick autoban please

No.249991
>>249966
>implying people wont use substitute words.

No.250047
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250047
Former Miss Venezuela and Miss Universe holds up pre-Chavez seven star flag

The former Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez, surrendered her crown with controversy. As seen walking on the platform of Las Vegas as universal beauty queen, model exhibited a small Venezuelan flag of Venezuela in her right hand.

But most striking was that the banner had seven stars, which used the country before Chavez took office and be made to change all the national symbols. In 2006, the National Assembly approved the inclusion of an eighth star, representing the province of Guayana, arguing that a decree of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, November 20, 1817, ordered the inclusion of what would be the eighth province of Venezuela. The pro-government criticism in the forums not long in coming. "Counterrevolutionary Plague wasted no time or place that keeps the offensive against Chavez," said a user on the website www.aporrea.org combative.

"We know that the underworld of the entertainment is a hotbed where they germinate and sprout easily counter acts (...) Here we see a representative of the underworld, the zombie, Stefania Fernandez, who was used by anti Chavez and mafia banditry right, as a media spectacle to attack Chávez and pro Project "radical changes and transformations," said another of the forum.

Other readers chose to treat the former Miss Universe as a 'dumb model' did not know what he did: "not a woman and humble enough to just plastic attitudes, as your body, which are taken by the stereotype that is grown in many sectors of our Venezuela."

But the Venezuela of Hugo Chávez, everything is marked by polarization and many opponents of the socialist leader welcomed his gesture in forums and web pages: "How nice! What pride! Go fuck we have to leave this and rebuild the country we go, "said a user on page www.noticias24.com

For now, former Miss Universe has no intention of returning to Venezuela. According to her mother said Thursday the newspaper Ultimas Noticias, "Stefania returned to New York on Tuesday to meet with several agencies that are making offers to do modeling."

In her Twitter account (@ StefaniaFKrupij), the Venezuelan beauty queen has only sent three messages and none of them showed why the flag of seven stars. A gesture that will speak in the coming days.

http://www.elmundo.es/america/2010/08/26/gentes/1282842823.html

No.250126
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/iwma/documents/1864/lincoln-letter.htm

Lincoln was endorsed by Karl Marx, and accepted it

Lincoln = COMMUNIST

No.250158
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250158
/n/, I hate to be a fag, but could you please re-iterate why this map is false, and post better representation of that land in those years? I saved it once when there was a thread, but lost it, and /new/ posts this shit all the time.

No.250165
>>250158
You should really stop browsing /new/, it's overrun by irrational turks and stormfags, the ones here are not that bad, at least they are logical sometimes.

No.250244
>>250165
cry me a river race traitor

No.250253
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250253
http://www.gallup.com/poll/142700/Muslims-Give-Obama-Highest-Job-Approval-Mormons-Lowest.aspx

No.250569
>>250253

Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/26/AR2010082606353.html

No.250695
  The Russia Today TV channel is nominated for the prestigious International Emmy Award. Seven more candidates will compete with the Russia Today in the News and Current Affairs nomination.

There are seven countries represented in the nomination – Argentina, Brazil, the UK, Qatar, Canada, China and Russia. The winner will be announced at a ceremony due in New York on September 27.

The Russian channel was included in the list of nominees for their coverage of the US President Barack Obama’s visit to Russia. The channel’s interesting broadcast on July 6 and 7 of the past year was round the clock. The information on the meetings of the presidents was combined with experts’ views from Europe and America, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is an organization of global broadcasters, with members from nearly 70 countries and over 400 companies. Sixty percent of the Board of Directors come from countries outside of the United States, and represents the world's largest production, distribution and broadcast companies. The Academy was founded in 1969.

http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=15398028&PageNum=0

No.250696
>>250695
>Emmy Award
>prestigious
lol since when?

No.250753
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250753
White trash retard teabaggers use World War II War memorial as a foot bath

No.250767
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250767
>>250753
Well it's not like they're the only ones that do it

http://www.rftw.org/photos/2005/The-new-World-War-II-Memori.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WWII_Memorial_Pacific.jpg

No.250780
Can we please stop the rapid descent of threads into discussions about penises?

No.250826
>>250823
Good times...

No.250856
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250856

No.250860
>>250856
FUCK PALIN I HOPE SHE GETS RAPED THE FUCKING CUNT AHRASDLJF;LAJDFJ!!!

No.250917
   

No.250949
  Leftist and Muslim mob chase English Defense League protestors

No.250965
>>250949
This shows you the ignorance and stupidity of the average leftist.
They think it's "not racist" to attack proud whites, and they think their pet non-whites won't turn on them either.

When it's non-whites attacking whites, ANY WHITE will do!
Leftists are TRAITORS and need to be dealt with properly(execution)

No.251002
>>250965
No such thing as a proud white, only a baby raper in denial.

No.251021
hurp durp whites

whether it's ISN or some imitator troll please be a little more creative

No.251080
   

No.251150
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No.251200
  ...

No.251210
>>251200
It's ironic that if he were an American his views about patriotism would be considered "leftist"

No.251250
>>251210
No, I'd probably consider him a mexican. And only a leftist would defend flag burning using "free speech" arguments.

No.251257
>>251250
>And only a leftist would defend flag burning using "free speech" arguments.

Maybe that's how it works here, but in Mexico it was the socialists who made flag desecration illegal.

No.251267
Could the moron spouting "LIBRULS" in every thread dedicate his efforts in saying something constructive instead

No.251279
>>251267
Liberal spotted

No.251285
>>251279
Cancer killing the board spotted

No.251335
http://operatorchan.org/dadt/

I always knew the military made you gay

No.251413
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No.251670
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251670
Happy Labor Day /n/!

No.251678
>>251670
Nothing happy about today, these filthy chinophiles are ruining our board with their subhuman rat nonsense.

No.251684
meanwhile in britain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4jtrWx-rjk

(embed wouldn't work)

No.251695
>>251684
Gweilofag is right...

No.251706
>>251695
Gweilofag is never right.

No.251718
>>251706
I haven't seen him proven wrong yet.

No.251723
>>251706
He's right about whites being niggers

No.251724
>>251723
I think that's more of a self-projection thing about the Chinese. It's nonsensical otherwise.

No.251725
>>251724
No he is is right, whites are vermin.

No.251733
>>251725
If whites are vermin then the chinese are microscopic bacteria.

No.251735
>>251733
We are a super resilient strain of bacteria, that no medicine can destroy, you lose again chimp.

No.251738
>>251735
You're the bacteria that collects around penis foreskin.

No.251742
>>251738
You will never be cured chimp, enjoy us!

No.251875
>>251695
Actually I don't think I've ever talked about fat gweipos dancing. What was I right about?

No.251877
>>251875
He is talking about this thread, he is saying the British are fat and ugly.
>>251458

No.251878
>>251875
see
>>251723
>He's right about whites being niggers

No.251889
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251889
During a meeting with the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board on Aug. 31, 2010, Sen. Barbara Boxer was asked about a controversial comment she made in 2007 to then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about Rice not paying a "personal price" in the Iraq War because she did not have any immediate family members serving in the military.

Rice and a number of political pundits later claimed Boxer's comment was an unfair jab because Rice didn't have children.

In the editorial board meeting, Boxer, a California Democrat, sought to set the record straight about her comments, but then added a bit of revisionist history, saying she was criticizing Rice because she didn't know how many American troops had died in Iraq. In fact, Rice never said that.

Let's back up to 2007.

During the Jan. 11, 2007, Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Boxer tried to make a point with Rice about the sacrifice families were making in the Iraq War. "The issue is, 'Who pays the price?' I'm not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old. My grandchild is too young. You're not going to pay the price, as I understand it, with immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families," Boxer said.

A day later, Rice told the New York Times that she believed Boxer was implying she was less sensitive about the impact of war because Rice didn't have kids. ''I thought it was O.K. to be single. I thought it was O.K. to not have children, and I thought you could still make good decisions on behalf of the country if you were single and didn't have children.''

Fast-forward three years to the editorial board meeting and Boxer said her words were twisted.

"I asked her how many people had died and she did not know the answer to that question. And since we had lost a lot of Californians, I was concerned. And I said, you and I don't have, we haven't paid a person price. I said, you and I, I said, myself, my grand kids are too young, my husband too old, and as far as I know you don't have anybody in the war. So I tried to use it to bring us together, but the right-wing press said that I questioned, that I turned on her because she wasn't married which was a little silly."

So you weren't criticizing? Boxer was asked.

"I was criticizing the fact that she didn't know how many people died in Iraq. Absolutely I was," Boxer said.

But in a blog posting after the editorial board meeting, the Chronicle's Debra J. Saunders called Boxer out, pointing out that in the 2007 hearing, Boxer never actually asked Rice how many Americans had died in the war in Iraq.

"I can see why Boxer would want to believe that she put her foot in her mouth -- and somehow it was Rice's fault, but the tale turns out to be a figment of Barbara Boxer's self-aggrandizing imagination," Saunders wrote.

We reviewed the video ourselves, and Saunders is correct -- Boxer actually hadn't asked Rice any questions prior to her "personal price" comments. Nor did such a question arise at any point in the exchange between the two. In other words, Rice wasn't ignorant of the number of troop casualties; she was never asked.

Indeed, it wasn't until after her "personal price" comments, when Boxer asked Rice about casualties, but it was for an estimate of future deaths from the surge in troops:

Boxer: "Do you have have an estimate of the number of casualties we expect from this surge?"

Rice: "No Senator, I don't think there's any way to give you such an estimate."

Boxer: "Has the president, because he said, 'Expect more sacrifice.' He must know."

Rice: "Senator, I don't think any of us have a number of expected casualties. I think that people understand that there is going to be violence for some time in Iraq and that there will be more casualties."

And then Rice responded to Boxer's "personal price" comments.

"And let me just say, I fully understand the sacrifice that the American people are making," Rice said. "And especially the sacrifice that our soldiers are making, men and women in uniform. I visit them. I know what they're going through. I talk to their families. I see it. I could never, and I can never, do anything to replace any of those lost men and women in uniform, or the diplomats…"

Said Boxer: "Madam Secretary, please, I know you feel terrible about it. That's not the point. I was making the case as to who pays the price for your decisions, and the fact that this administration would move forward with this escalation with no clue as to the further price that we are going to pay militarily. We certainly know the numbers, billions of dollars that we can't spend here in this country. I find really appalling that not even enough time was taken to figure out what the casualties would be."

"Senator, I think it would be highly unlikely for the military to tell the president we expect 'X' number of casualties because of this augmentation of the forces," Rice said.

So there you have it. Boxer asked Rice for a projection on how many American troop casualties might be lost in the surge, and Rice essentially answered that that was unknowable.

In the editorial board meeting, Boxer made a strong argument for her initial point that she was not criticizing Rice for being single and childless. As Boxer noted, and the record confirmed, Boxer began by noting that she, herself, did not have any immediate family serving in Iraq; and she then made the point that neither did Rice.

But in defending herself on that issue, Boxer completely distorted what Rice said. She claimed Rice did not know how many American soldiers "had died" -- past tense. In fact, Rice said she could not project expected casualties from the surge.

Boxer makes it sound like Rice either didn't know or didn't care about the number of soldiers who had died and that Boxer was nobly calling her out. In fact, she was asking Rice to speculate about casualties in the future. We find the senator's revisionist account to be far from the truth and disparaging of Rice. Pants on Fire!
http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/sep/03/barbara-boxer/sen-barbara-boxer-says-condoleezza-rice-didnt-know/

No.251949
>>251889
nice liberal biased site there fag

No.251972
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251972
From the tough streets of Oakland, where so many of Alice Payne’s relatives and friends had been shot to death, the newspaper advertisement for a federally assisted rental property in this Northern California suburb was like a bridge across the River Jordan.

Ms. Payne, a 42-year-old African-American mother of five, moved to Antioch in 2006. With the local real estate market slowing and a housing voucher covering two-thirds of the rent, she found she could afford a large, new home, with a pool, for $2,200 a month.

But old problems persisted. When her estranged husband was arrested, the local housing authority tried to cut off her subsidy, citing disturbances at her house. Then the police threatened to prosecute her landlord for any criminal activity or public nuisances caused by the family. The landlord forced the Paynes to leave when their lease was up.

Under the Section 8 federal housing voucher program, thousands of poor, urban and often African-American residents have left hardscrabble neighborhoods in the nation’s largest cities and resettled in the suburbs.

Law enforcement experts and housing researchers argue that rising crime rates follow Section 8 recipients to their new homes, while other experts discount any direct link. But there is little doubt that cultural shock waves have followed the migration. Social and racial tensions between newcomers and their neighbors have increased, forcing suburban communities like Antioch to re-evaluate their civic identities along with their methods of dealing with the new residents.


The foreclosure crisis gnawing away at overbuilt suburbs has accelerated that migration, and the problems. Antioch is one of many suburbs in the midst of a full-blown mortgage meltdown that has seen property owners seeking out low-income renters to fill vacant homes. The most recent Contra Costa County records available show that from 2003 to 2005, the number of Section 8 households in Antioch grew by 50 percent, to about 1,500 from 1,000. Many new residents are African-American; Antioch’s black population has grown to about 20 percent, from 3 percent in 1990.

Federally assisted tenants in Antioch brought a class action lawsuit against the police department last month, claiming racial discrimination, intimidation and illegal property searches. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Northern District of California, claims that the police routinely questioned Section 8 residents about their housing status and wrote letters to the county’s housing authority recommending termination of subsidies. They say the police also threatened Section 8 landlords for infractions by tenants. A December 2007 study of Antioch police records by Public Advocates, a law firm in San Francisco, counted 67 investigations of black households, compared with 59 of white families; black households, it found, are four times as likely to be searched based on noncriminal complaints and to be contacted by the police in the first place.

Chief James Hyde of the Antioch Police Department denied that his officers routinely asked whether tenants were Section 8 recipients and said that the police department did not have information about which homes were on federal assistance. But Chief Hyde also said that the local housing authority was not meeting its obligation to screen tenants properly, and that as his department focused on nuisance issues, the police had become a de facto enforcement arm of the federal government.

“Other cities have come asking us for guidance,” Chief Hyde said.

The Section 8 program is designed to encourage low-income tenants to settle in middle-income areas by subsidizing 60 percent of their rent. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development issued 50,000 more vouchers for suburban relocations in 2007 than in 2005, bringing the total number of renter families to 2.1 million.

Federal officials and housing experts say that the increase in vouchers was offset by people being forced out of federal housing projects that closed and by renters moving into foreclosed properties. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy and research group, 30 percent to 40 percent of residents in foreclosed properties were renters, many of whom have since sought federal assistance.

Linda Couch, the coalition’s deputy director, said families often waited a decade or more for housing vouchers.

Demand for subsidized suburban housing, meanwhile, is outstripping supply. In Salinas, Calif., applicants circled an entire block around a housing authority office earlier this month. Mobile, Ala., has 3,400 Section 8 families, and 2,000 more awaiting homes.

Sociologists have long claimed that leaving behind high-crime, low-employment neighborhoods for the middle-class suburbs buoys the fortunes of impoverished tenants. An article in the July/August edition of The Atlantic Monthly, however, cited findings by researchers at the University of Memphis that crime in Memphis appeared to migrate with voucher recipients. More broadly, a 2006 Georgia Institute of Technology study found that every time a neighborhood experienced three foreclosures per 100 owner-occupied properties in a year, violent crime increased by approximately 7 percent.

As Antioch’s population grew to 101,000 in 2005, from 73,386 in 1995, the city built about 4,000 housing units in the early years of this decade.

Now it has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the state, with about 23 of every 1,000 homeowners losing their homes as of June, according to DataQuick, a real estate information clearinghouse.

While total crime in Antioch declined by 15 percent in the first three months of this year, compared to the same period in 2007, violent crime increased by about 16 percent, according to city statistics. Robberies and assaults accounted for most of that rise.

In an incident report filed with the Antioch Police Department, Natalie and Darin Rouse complained of constant problems with gang members’ blaring car stereos and under-age drinking on the street. In a written account, they blamed “gross community overdevelopment, affirmative action loopholes and incompetent state government management of federal affordable housing programs” for the problems.

Several white women, all professionals who attend the same church and have lived in Antioch for 12 years or more, recently sat outside a Starbucks coffee shop and discussed how their declining home equity had trapped them in a city they no longer recognize.

“My father got held up at gunpoint while he was renting a car to a young African-American man,” said Rebecca Gustafson, 35, who owns a graphics and Web design company with her husband. Ms. Gustafson said her car had also been broken into three times before being stolen from her driveway.

Laura Reynolds, 36, an emergency room nurse, said that she often came home to her Country Hills development tract after working a late-shift to find young black teenagers strolling through her neighborhood.

“I know it sounds horrible, but they’re scary. I’m sorry,” said Ms. Reynolds, who like her two friends said she was conflicted about her newfound fear of black youths. “Sometimes I question myself, and I think, Would I feel this way if they were Mexican or white?”

Housing advocates argue that the impact of Section 8 in Antioch and other communities is exaggerated and that Section 8 houses make up only a small amount of the real estate market. Section 8 homes rarely exceed more than 2 percent of available housing in any metropolitan area; in Antioch the average is 8 percent, according to housing officials.

Brad Seligman, a lawyer with the Impact Fund, a nonprofit civil rights advocacy group based in San Francisco that is representing Section 8 tenants in Antioch, along with groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Public Advocates, accused the city’s police department of racially profiling black subsidized tenants. The N.A.A.C.P. has made similar accusations.

“Instead of driving while black, it’s renting while black,” Mr. Seligman said.

Thomas and Karen Coleman and their three children were the only black family on their street when they moved to Antioch in 2003 with a housing voucher.

In June 2007, a neighbor told the police that Mr. Coleman had threatened him. Officers from the police community action team visited the house and demanded to be allowed in.

“I cracked the door open, but they pushed me out of the way,” Ms. Coleman said.

The officers searched the house even though they did not have a warrant, said the Colemans, who are now part of the class-action suit against the department. The police questioned Mr. Coleman, a parolee at the time, about his living arrangement. He explained that he and his wife were separated but in the process of reconciling. The police accused the family of violating a Section 8 rule that only listed tenants can live in a subsidized home.

After the raid, officers made repeated visits to the Coleman home and to Mr. Coleman’s job at a movie theater. They also sent a letter to the county housing department recommending that the Colemans be removed from federal housing assistance, a recommendation the authority rejected.

“They kept harassing me until I was off parole,” Mr. Coleman said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/09/us/09housing.html?em

No.251977
>“Sometimes I question myself, and I think, Would I feel this way if they were Mexican or white?”

Mexicans, probably. Whites? No.

Also, why doesn't the government use this money to fund people who actually contribute? Why not give college vouchers to the children of middle-class families or start assistance programs for the children of legal immigrants? Why does the federal government tax the hell out of people who actually contribute to society, and then dump all of that money onto worthless blacks who just drive up crime and cause problems?

No.251978
>>251977
Here's a better idea, how about the state stops appropriating other people's money and handing it out to unproductive people full stop?

No.251996
>>251972
White tax payer money paying for negroid vermin to come to our neighborhoods.

Liberals think that is naturally a great idea(because they aren't coming to THEIR neighborhoods)

No.252010
  President Obama: Greeting for Rosh Hashanah

No.252017
File: 128389996972.jpg-(24.29KB, 250x319, Construction-Complete-R_jpg_250x1000_q85.jpg)
252017
UNDISCLOSED—On a remote patch of Kansas prairie believed to fall outside the range of U.N. spy satellites, construction is finally complete on the long- awaited 9/11 Truther Memorial, sources confirmed Wednesday.

Funded by donations from dozens of websites and fringe publishers, and dedicated to "the fearless amateur research and bold guesswork" of those seeking to "expose the secret machinations of the world's true puppet masters," the 7,000-square-foot monument has already attracted hundreds of visitors.

"It was a long time coming, but at last it's here," said Don Gustaf, a blogger who drove from Cincinnati to see the site. "This will stand forever in tribute to those who lost their lives the day clandestine CIA operatives used advanced wireless technology to electronically hijack a pair of 767s and remotely fly them into the World Trade Center."

Created by a design team who chose to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals from the Bilderberg Group, the memorial has as its centerpiece the "Truth Towers," a 60-foot-tall replica of the World Trade Center that houses a museum devoted to unanswered questions surrounding the attacks. Below it lies a pentagonal reflecting pool from which emerge 18 steps leading to the base of the monument, with each stair intended to symbolize one of the 18 Great Lies of the 9/11 conspiracy.

"This is a place where Americans can come to reflect on the most elaborate hoax in our nation's history," said Carol Bowerman, 53, wiping away tears as she walked passed a 15-foot granite cylinder representing the cruise missile used to fake a plane crash at the Pentagon. "On this hallowed ground, those of us who refuse to accept the official version of events can mourn the day the United States was taken over by a crypto-fascist cabal more powerful than anyone can imagine."

"It's so moving," Bowerman added.

The museum is free and open to the public, though $10 is charged for admittance to the theater screening an endless 12-second loop of the building at World Trade Center 7 collapsing, an event a modulated voice-over describes as an obvious controlled demolition.

NEWS ROOM

9/11 Conspiracy Theories 'Ridiculous,' Al Qaeda Says
The collection also includes an interactive exhibit demonstrating how President Bush was able to calmly finish reading a book to second-graders on 9/11 because he knew about the strikes in advance and thus the news didn't alarm him in the slightest.

Response to the memorial from members of the truther community has been positive.

"A dozen brilliant lights—one for each of the 12 charges used to bring down the World Trade Center—boldly shine their truth upon our ignorant world," read a review of the memorial on the website IlluminatiFAQs.com. "Perhaps most profound is the eternal flame, placed directly beneath a beam of reinforced steel to remind us there's no way burning jet fuel can melt steel, as the main stream media would have us believe."

The reviewer goes on to state that even the convoluted landscaping suggests the way a labyrinthine network of federal agencies, defense contractors, and oil companies went to enormous lengths to make it look as though an Egyptian man leading a group of 15 Saudi Arabians had attacked the United States, then used this as a pretext for invading Iraq and Afghanistan to gain access to priceless Central Asian pipelines and begin devaluing the American dollar in preparation for an economic war with China that will plummet the global econ≠omy into a massive depression from which a single fascist corporate state will eventually emerge.

"Look, there's Joel," visitor Lance Mattson told reporters, pointing to a wall listing the names of the several thousand Jews who received advanced warning not to go into work on 9/11. "It's just so moving to think—hey, why are you asking so many questions, anyway? Who sent you here?"

"Oh my God, this is all part of it, isn't it?" Mattson added. "I should have known! This whole place is just another conspiracy to placate those brave enough to speak the truth."

Mattson then excused himself and rushed past a series of bronze bas-reliefs charting the connections between the Carlyle Group, Donald Rumsfeld, and the bin Laden family.

At press time, no members of the Trilateral Commission, New World Order, or the committee in charge of constructing the 9/11 memorial at the Ground Zero site in Lower Manhattan were available for comment.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/construction-complete-on-911-truther-memorial,18034/

No.252026
>>252017
I trolled 14 people with this on /new/
http://boards.4chan.org/new/res/2223782

No.252078
>>252026
Nice.

No.252124
>>252078
saging a sticky!

No.252318
   

No.252322
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252322
With less than an hour before President Obama's scheduled speech, 75 seats remained empty in the recreation center at Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus.

So organizers went around campus and recruited more students to fill the seats.

Student Jennifer Rahal, of Parma Heights, whose class was canceled today, was working on her art work in the coffee shop in the basement of the building when the call went out for more guests.

After dropping off their stuff at a bag check, the newly invited guests cleared security and filed into the gym.

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2010/09/tri-c_students_recruited_to_fi.html

No.252456
252456
  .

No.252467
do people even use this place much anymore now that regular 4chan has a news board to pollute again

No.252483
>>252467
I tried new /n/ for about a day and I'm never going back. This place still has good discussions as long as it doesn't devolve into the same 2-3 faggots arguing about China.

No.252484
File: 128414243244.gif-(54.63KB, 498x744, world_penis_sizes.gif)
252484
>>252483
>as long as it doesn't devolve into the same 2-3 faggots arguing about China

Or worse, dick sizes

No.252487
File: 128414374770.jpg-(85.13KB, 491x328, white person.jpg)
252487
>>252484
Fuck yeah

No.252497
MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS

No.252500
   

No.252563
http://operatorchan.org/n/res/83010.html

Haha, oh wow

No.252586
File: 128418155111.png-(247.41KB, 409x271, Capture.png)
252586
>>252563
Wow, I will never take our news board for granted again..

No.252609
  ...

No.252643
1953 Iranian coup d'état

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_Iranian_coup_d'état

Spreading freedom and democracy around the world ¿mirite?

No.252644
>>252643
We needed an anti-communist leader like the Shah in there because, uh...communists!

No.252681
>>252644
Filthy fucking commie spotted

The only difference between your average liberal and some of the worst tyrants through history, is that your average liberal doesn't have any power.

No.252696
  Interesting...

No.252716
File: 128426462391.jpg-(34.02KB, 640x480, 1284258963738.jpg)
252716
I burned a Qur'an today.

No.252725
File: 128426808628.jpg-(70.71KB, 500x500, 1229804829196.jpg)
252725
>>252716
American Hero ;_;

No.252886
  ...

No.252914
http://www.djwriter.com/blog/2005/05/why-i-hate-las-vegas.html

Las Vegas, asshole of the US?

No.252920
>>252914
>While I am sympathetic to those who come here to do the dirty or back-breaking jobs we don't want to do ourselves for lousy pay
lol trying to combine a sane outlook with liberal rhetoric

Lots of other leftist vermin.

Also to consider the mexican filled and jew run Las Vegas, as the "asshole of america" shows quite a bit of ignorance, you can tell none of these multi-culturalism loving fools have ever been to any mostly black city.

No.252929
Mods are a myth.

No.252936
The Beatles are a myth.

No.252940
  What do you guys think of my city?

No.253007
  It's a surprise.

No.253095
File: 128446260939.png-(127.90KB, 1343x306, Capture.png)
253095
And then there's that.

No.253110
Why do we still vote Republican/Democrat? Are we brainwashed or just stupid?

No.253149
>>253110
anyone who even suggests voting differently is immediately mocked for "throwing his vote away".

No.253268
>>253149
By aliens even.

No.253360
File: 128459007796.jpg-(78.81KB, 900x626, oklo15_curtin.jpg)
253360
The remnants of nuclear reactors nearly two billion years old were found in the 1970s in Africa. These reactors are thought to have occurred naturally. No natural reactors exist today, as the relative density of fissile uranium has now decayed below that needed for a sustainable reaction. Pictured above is Fossil Reactor 15, located in Oklo, Gabon. Uranium oxide remains are visible as the yellowish rock. Oklo by-products are being used today to probe the stability of the fundamental constants over cosmological time and distance scales and to develop more effective means for disposing of human-manufactured nuclear waste.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100912.html

No.253388
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PvYGG22N7o

No.253390
>>253388
Sure is overdramatic

No.253416
File: 128460784238.jpg-(32.56KB, 312x297, elysium.jpg)
253416
>>253388
It's not over yet

No.253468
File: 128463393375.jpg-(42.87KB, 526x394, stop posting.jpg)
253468
Would Anonfag please stop flooding the board with stories? There are so many we don't get time to discuss. Any comments anyone makes are lost in Anonfag's hourly floods.

No.253476
>>253468
>flooding

How dare you? You don't even have a clue how much care is taken to pick which ones to use, do you? Let alone the time blocks they are posted in intermittently.

Shame on you, spoiled brat.

No.253537
  Slovenia TV anchor caught without pants during live broadcast

The Slovenia television anchor was presenting the news on a program when he slid away from the news desk, exposing his lack of trousers.
The news anchor was on a program in Slovenia called 24UR, airing on commercial channel Pop TV, according to Sky News.
During the closing credits of the program, the anchor slides away from the desk, apparently not realizing he was still being filmed on live TV.
Appropriately dressed in shirt, tie and jacket, what the TV audience did not know until the credits were rolling, was that the anchor had elected to not wear his trousers. Once he slides away from the desk to speak to a female colleague, his boxer shorts and bare legs can be seen by all.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/297574

No.253592
>>253537
This is the norm during warm months. Not news.

No.253663
>>253537
>according to Sky News

Why do all "odd news" stories have such sloppy fact checking?

No.253777
File: 128476577755.png-(209.30KB, 1335x362, Capture.png)
253777

No.253783
>>253777
So is /new/ pretty much just another /r9k/?

No.253890
   

No.253942
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQSpd4oa4Es

No.253952
WASHINGTON—According to a new State Department report, Afghanistan's more than $900 billion worth of untapped iron, copper, lithium, and other minerals could transform the nation from a graft-laden backwater into a modern, 21st-century hub of corruption. "Afghanistan's crooked political system currently relies solely on the small-time bribes of opium peddlers, but these highly sought-after natural resources could usher in a bright new era of illegitimate government maneuvering," said M. Farhan Sajadi, associate professor of Central Asian Studies at Hofstra University. "Officials will soon be able to embezzle, extort, and receive under-the-table kickbacks from major international conglomerates on a scale that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. This is a major leap forward for Afghan kleptocracy." Responding to concerns that the nation's future mining profits would enrich only a handful of elite powerbrokers in Kabul, President Hamid Karzai vowed that he would do everything in his power to fairly distribute the wealth to even the most distant members of his family.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-afghan-mineral-deposits-could-completely-re,18010/

No.253955
File: 128486417280.jpg-(2.54KB, 120x95, merkey.jpg)
253955
> How dare you? You don't even have a clue how much care is taken to pick which ones to use, do you? Let alone the time blocks they are posted in intermittently.

Sweet Anon. We respect your time, but you really have to cull your posts from a couple hundred a day to no more than four. Otherwise commenting on this board is like trying to put a post-it on a news ticker.

No.254030
>>253783

The only thing they have in common is worrying about their tiny penis size.

/r9k/ is BAAAWW I can't get a date I wanna kill myself
while
/new/ is all racial/religious trolling. (and /int/ for nationalist trolling.)

No.254461
  The Tea Party of Nevada candidate, Scott Ashjian, today sent a cease and desist letter to Sharron Angle (with her first name spelled wrong) and also to CNN and FOX to get the GOP nominee to stop calling herself a Tea Party candidate. He claims that he is trademarking the name for his campaign. Letter below:

Notice to Cease and Desist

September 16, 2010

Sharon Angle
1280 E. Plumb Lane, Suite C
Reno, NV 89502

Fox News
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York NY 10036

CNN
One CNN Center
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
September 20, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:

It has come to my attention that you have made numerous unauthorized references of the term “Tea Party Candidate” in association with your campaign. You are hereby put on notice to cease and desist from using the phrase “Tea Party Candidate” in association with your campaign, campaign material and media advertisement surrounding your campaign.

I am in the process of securing the rights and have applied for the trademark usage of the term “Tea Party Candidate” to be used in association with my campaign for United State Senate at the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO°).

I demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of the term “Tea Party Candidate” in all of your campaign material and media advertisement and that you further desist from this or any other infringement of my rights as the only authorized “Tea Party Candidate of Nevada”.

We would like to resolve this matter amicably as soon as possible. Therefore within one week to the date of this letter, please confirm your willingness to comply with the demands contained herein and please confirm within one week of the date of this letter references to Tea Party Candidate will be removed in association with your campaign.

Please do not force us to take further legal action in this matter.

Scott Ashjian
Tea Party of Nevada

http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/ralstons-flash/2010/sep/20/if-nothing-else-tea-party-nevada-hopeful-scott-ash/

No.254464
>>254461

That's an awesome commercial that guy has. If I lived in Nevada, he'd have my vote.

I just hope the rest of his platform isn't "Kill all the gays and muslims and commie pinko liberals" or something.

No.254565
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No.254612
File: 128512038182.jpg-(22.67KB, 300x300, 514J8ZJF4ML._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
254612
Anyone read this? It makes reading articles here more interesting.

No.254644
Could the mods please ban the American user who is posting tabloid stories? "Take Omega-3 with your THC" and "Good luck not letting the bedbugs bite" are not news.

No.254684
  -

No.254733
  http://www.healthcare.gov/

No.254802
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254802
Hey /n/, notice something missing?

No.254884
  -

No.254899
Wow, where did all of the leftards come from in the last three months? /baw/?

No.254905
>>254899
They have always been here, if you were here every day you would know that.

No.254906
>>254899
Dis our board now

No.254933
  -

No.255059
>>254933
Filthy fucking leftist traitors and nigger lovers.

Segregation was sanity, africa for africans, ship the niggers back!



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