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Former Democratic Congresswoman Urges All NFL Players To Kneel During National Anthem

September 23, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

Having left public office in January, former U.S. Congresswoman from Maryland, Donna Edwards, has decided to get involved in the current meme of the moment battle over respect and freedom of ‘speech’ between President Trump and The NFL…

On Sunday, I hope every @NFL player takes a knee in solidarity w @Kaepernick7 against the white supremacist who squats in our White House.

— Donna Edwards (@DonnaFEdwards) September 23, 2017

We have to admit we are a little confused.

We thought that if you disrespected anything American, you were automatically a ‘Russian puppet’, but now it’s ‘cool’ to bash America’s flag, its anthem, and The White House?

For some reason, Edwards decided to tweet this shortly after…

For the record, I do stand for the flag. I stand because I respect our Constitution and value the freedom of speech of others not to do so.

— Donna Edwards (@DonnaFEdwards) September 23, 2017

So do as I say, not as I do?

This seemed to sum up what we suspect will occur should this former congresswoman get her wishes…

I support NFL players’ right to take a knee, and NFL fans’ right to take a walk.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 23, 2017

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Cops Delete Facebook Post Of Massive “Weed” Bust After The Internet Corrects Them

September 23, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

Authored by Carey Wedler via,

Last week, officers from Missouri’s Jasper Police Department celebrated a marijuana bust they deemed worth roughly $100,000.

In a now-deleted Facebook post, they disclosed their satisfaction with their operation, which took ten cops and sheriff’s deputies and a National Guard helicopter to conduct.

As the Riverfront Times noted (grabbing screenshots before the post was taken down):

“’What a great team effort today,’ the Jasper department’s now-deleted post read. ‘It was hot and humid and not easy getting these plants. We ALL got in the thick of things and got it done.’

The Times summarized the post’s sentiment:

“In a curious bit of show-your-work math, the department calculated the nearly 290 plants seized would have produced — “on the low side” — 63 pounds of marijuana with a “street value” of roughly $100,000.”

But commenters were quick to point out an apparent flaw in the officers’ bust: it wasn’t cannabis they had seized, but hemp, they said.

You can’t get high from smoking hemp, and the material can be used to create anything from clothing, soap, paper to sails, rope, fuel, and concrete, called “hempcrete.” It is both durable and sustainable.

That’s hemp,” one comment bluntly said, according to the Times, though the rest of the comments are not available to view because the original post has been removed.


One of Missouri’s two entities allowed to grow hemp for certain medicinal purposes, Mitch Meyers of BeLeaf, said,Sure looks like hemp to me.”


These look to me like wild hemp plants, because they are tall and without buds,” Show-Me Cannabis Executive Director John Payne told the Times, which sent images of the confiscated plants to several experts. 


That probably means that no one was actively cultivating them. If that’s the case, the street value of those plants is next to nothing.”

Many comments echoed similar sentiments, “as the post racked up hundreds of comments, among them mocking congratulations to cops for confiscating the raw material of natural fiber rope,” the Times reported.“Jasper Police, who cover an area about twenty miles northeast of Joplin, pulled the post on Wednesday morning.”

However, there is still some doubt as to whether the plants were hemp or cannabis. Dr. Jason Strotheide, founder of licensed hemp grower Noah’s Arc Foundation, said it is “nearly impossible to tell the difference between hemp and marijuana until late in flower.

Rusty Rives, police chief of the Lamar Police Department, which participated in raid stuck by the claim that it was weed. “I’m just looking at the picture,” he said. “but they look like marijuana plants to me.”

It doesn’t matter either way. Both are illegal in the state of Missouri despite nationwide efforts to legalize both marijuana and the hemp plant.

The Times had difficulty obtaining comment other officials involved, but by last Thursday, Jasper police chief Chad Karr responded, defending the Facebook post.

The goal, Karr says, was never to brag about a bunch of pot plants, but rather to serve notice to a suspected meth dealer operating in the area.But the post reached many more people, accruing over 1,000 comments, Karr said, some of which were “abusive.”

As far as the “$100,000” estimation, “Karr says he tried to estimate conservatively. He admits he’s no expert when it comes to marijuana and doesn’t care to be.” However, he suggested the plants were not growing on their own, without human cultivation, because there were trails leading out to the field where they were confiscated.

Nevertheless, he claims cannabis is not an issue for him.

“I think the misconception is we go to work to bust pot heads,” he said. “I personally do not. I know what the problem is — it’s opiates and methamphetamine.”

Hopefully, his sentiment will continue to grow among law enforcement, who are increasingly trolled when they boast of cannabis busts on social media. The Times reports that for now, it doesn’t appear any charges have been filed over the plants.

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U.S. B-1B Bombers Fly Just Off Coast Of North Korea: 4 Reasons Why This Time It’s Different

September 23, 2017 Tyler Durden 0

Just before North Korea’s foreign minister was due to address the United Nations, the Pentagon announced that U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday, in a show of force which “demonstrated the range of military options available to President Donald Trump.” The flight was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea that any U.S. fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century, the Pentagon added.

B-1B Lancer prepares to take off from Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 23, 2017

According to Reuters, the B-1B Lancer bombers came from Guam and the U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts came from Okinawa, Japan. The Pentagon saod the operation showed the seriousness with which it took North Korea’s “reckless behavior.”

#USAF bombers, fighters fly in international airspace east of #NorthKorea, farthest north of the DMZ in 21st century

— U.S. Pacific Command (@PacificCommand) September 23, 2017

“This mission is a demonstration of U.S. resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White, calling North Korea’s weapons program “a grave threat” adding that “we are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the U.S. homeland and our allies.”

#PACOM stands prepared to use our full range of military capabilities to defend the U.S. homeland and our allies if called upon to do so.

— U.S. Pacific Command (@PacificCommand) September 23, 2017

The DMZ is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula near the 38th Parallel, separating North Korea from South Korea. It was created in 1953, following the armistice which ended the Korean War.

The patrols came after officials and experts said a small earthquake near North Korea’s nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not man-made, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one. Reversing its original assessment, China’s Earthquake Administration said the quake was not a nuclear explosion and had the characteristics of a natural tremor.

While the US has flown similar sorties before, according to The Aviationist, the show of force is a bit more interesting than usual, for four reasons:

  1. it is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea’s coast in the 21st century;
  2. unlike all the previous ones, the latest sortie was flown at night, hence it was not a show of force staged to take some cool photographs;
  3. no allied aircraft is known to have taken part in the mission at the time of writing, whereas most of the previous B-1 missions near the Korean Peninsula involved also ROKAF (Republic Of Korea Air Force) and/or JASDF (Japan’s Air Self Defense Force) jets;
  4. it was a U.S. Air Force job: no U.S. Marine Corps F-35B stealth jet took part in the show of force this time, even though the STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) variant of the Joint Strike Fighter has taken part in all the most recent formations sent over Korea to flex muscles against Pyongyang. The photo here below shows the “package” assembled for Sept. 14’s show of force.

Munitions from a U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF)

bilateral mission explode at the Pilsung Range, South Korea, Sept 17, 2017.

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Somali Puntland region captures weapons-laden boat from Yemen

September 23, 2017 rbksa 0
Sun, 2017-09-24 03:00

BOSASO, Somalia: Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen in Saturday’s early hours, the regional maritime police chief said.
Puntland authorities displayed dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, AK-47 rifles and dozens of boxes of ammunition seized from the boat after it was stopped in coastal waters off the Horn of Africa region.
The journey of the small vessel, known as Al-Faruq, was tracked from Yemen by European maritime forces patrolling sea lanes off Somalia, Abdirahman Mohamud Hassan, the director general of Puntland maritime police force, told Reuters.
He said they had seized other boatloads of arms destined for Daesh and Al-Shabab militants active in Somalia though on this occasion the cargo was believed to be owned by arms smugglers who would have sold them at local retail outlets.
“Today, we suspect traders own these weapons, but we shall investigate further,” he said. Puntland has been hit by heavy fighting in recent months as Al-Shabab and a splinter group linked to Daesh attacked government troops around the Galagala hills, 30 km southeast of the regional capital Bosaso.

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Londoners in quandary over loss of Uber

September 23, 2017 rbksa 0
Sun, 2017-09-24 03:00

LONDON: Unperturbed by a Brexit-battered economy, a tumbling pound or the pervasive threat of terror, it has taken the loss of a cab app to push Londoners over the edge.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, urged people on Saturday to direct their anger at Uber following a decision by transport chiefs to strip the company of its license to operate in the capital.
The mayor was forced to issue a statement following a groundswell of anger over a decision by Transport for London (TfL) to not renew Uber’s license when it expires at the end of the month because of a lack of corporate responsibility.
By Saturday morning, more than 500,000 people had signed a petition, started by Uber, to reverse the decision.
“I have every sympathy with Uber drivers and customers affected by this decision but their anger really should be directed at Uber,” said the mayor in a statement. “They have let down their drivers and customers by failing, in the view of TfL, to act as a fit and proper operator.”
Much like Brexit, Uber has sharply divided opinion in the capital with many lamenting the loss of their preferred mode of transport around the city’s congested streets while others highlight the company’s treatment of its drivers as well as a number of attacks by drivers on customers.
Others appear conflicted by relying so heavily on a service that has been blamed for impoverishing its drivers.
Despite half a million people signing a petition to reverse the TfL decision, many commentators on social media supported the move.
“I think there was a similar petition in the 1800s to keep London’s child chimney sweeps,” quipped writer Harry Leslie Smith.
“Why are people petitioning to keep Uber rather than petitioning to make Uber abide safely by the rules?” tweeted Sky Sports presenter Kelly Cates.
But others highlighted the impact the move would have on hard-working and low-paid drivers.
“40k jobs on the line. Really upsetting. 99% of drivers are decent people,” tweeted YouTube personality Caspar Lee.
While Uber’s existing license expires on Sept. 30, the company will get a stay of execution to allow it to appeal the decision.
“Uber’s current license does not expire until the end of September so the service will continue until then. The company can also continue to operate until the appeals process has been exhausted,” said the mayor.

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Daily Market Report for September 23 2017

September 23, 2017 krakenfx 0

September 23 2017 KRAKEN DIGITAL ASSET EXCHANGE $99.2M traded across all markets today Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP  ETH $284.1 ↑7.65% $43.4M BTC $3,787 ↑4.41% $38.6M LTC $49.51 ↑5.57% $4.62M BCH $428.47 ↑4.25% $3.59M XRP $0.1799 ↑3.93% $2.54M DASH $351.2 ↑1.58% $1.49M ZEC $207.8 ↑4.49% $1.33M XMR $91.90 ↑6.67% $1.18M ETC $10.45 ↑3.36% $1.02M USDT $1.00 →0.00% $771,268 EOS $.58 ↑1.75% $192,378 ICN $1.458 ↑4.86% $145,890 REP $17.95 ↑6.15% $103,556 XLM $0.0118 ↑9.82% $72,545 DOGE $0.0009 ↑19.8% $53,011 MLN $60.29 ↑4.91% $26,051 Visit the About section on our blog for more information about the Kraken Daily Market Report here.

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