Daily Archives: March 10, 2017

‘Black Hitler’ to stand for election for far-right party in Finland

Joao Bruno Putulukeso will stand for the ultra-nationalist True Finns party (also known as simply The Finns) in an attempt to moderate its uncompromising image.Putulukeso, who came to Finland from Angola, will stand in the eastern city of Vaasa under the slogan “love is the weapon of victory,” according to news agency EFE.He has said: “I want immigrants to understand that the True Finns are not enemies of the immigrants. Immigrants must respect the law and the rules, and then they can integrate in peace.”Despite his stated intentions, Putulukeso’s decision to stand for the far-right party has caused uproar on social media and led some to call him “the black Hitler.”

Source: ‘Black Hitler’ to stand for election for far-right party in Finland | talkRADIO

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Student union bans Conservative society from speaking out – because they challenged its position on free speech

A student union has banned a university Conservative society from using its social media accounts – because they challenged its position on free speech.Lincoln University’s Conservative Society has been censored by its student union after it posted an image online showing that the university had been ranked “very intolerant” on free speech in a recent survey.In response, the Students’ Union swiftly suspended the society’s social media accounts, on the grounds that highlighting the university’s ranking had brought it into disrepute.However, the decision has been met with widespread derision from social media users and Lincoln MP Karl McCartney, who said that union officials should be “ashamed”.

Source: Student union bans Conservative society from speaking out – because they challenged its position on free speech

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‘I’m Spider-Man’ yells man jumping out window after being dumped by girlfriend 

A man not handling being dumped by his girlfriend very well was injured Thursday afternoon after he jumped through a second-story window claiming to be a superhero.Just after 6 p.m., March 2, police arrived at an apartment in the 1300 block of E. Ganson Street to investigate an alleged home invasion and assault, Interim Director of Police and Fire Services Elmer Hitt said.

They found a 40-year-old man outside with an apparent broken ankle and several cuts on his body, Hitt said.Police also were met by a woman who said she was the man’s girlfriend and was there to break up with him, Hitt said. She told police the man did not handle the break-up well and began “losing it,” rambling off Bible verses and speaking incoherently, he said.The woman said the man left the apartment and entered a home next door where he allegedly struck a 7-year-old girl for seemingly no reason, Hitt said. The girl’s father confronted the man and fought him for an unknown amount of time, he said.

Source: ‘I’m Spider-Man’ yells man jumping out window after being dumped by girlfriend | MLive.com

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Crime-fighting robots could join the UTA police 

ARLINGTON Maybe someday it will menacingly order citizens to drop their weapons — or else a la Robocop.But for now, the Knightscope crime-fighting robots, demonstrated for the University of Texas at Arlington Police Department and the media on Thursday, are limited to less aggressive tasks like scanning license plates for unauthorized vehicles or alerting authorities to people in restricted areas.Or, for mall bots, telling shoppers how to get to Macy’s. And they’re always videotaping and collecting data, including markers that help identify nearby wireless devices. Those latter skills helped solve a robbery recently.But Knightscope co-founder and former UTA student Stacy Stephens has much higher expectations for the technology.

Source: Crime-fighting robots could join the UTA police | The Star-Telegram

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PETA shelter was a ‘slaughterhouse,’ group claims

A national consumer non-profit group is assailing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, for killing more than 1,000 dogs and cats last year at its headquarters in Norfolk, Va.In a press release, the Center for Consumer Freedom calls PETA’s shelter at its Virginia location a “slaughterhouse” where it “has once again massacred scores of potentially adoptable pets.”PETA, the group said, is hypocritical.PETA for years has been a target of criticism for its high rate – more than 80 percent over the years – of euthanasia at the shelter, the only one it runs, according to the Religion News Service.PETA officials have said that animals suffer far worse fates than euthanasia, such as illness, pain, and not being adoptable.

Source: PETA shelter was a ‘slaughterhouse,’ group claims | Fox News

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Most people watch pirated content, a survey shows

More than half of the people surveyed across the world still watch pirated movies and TV shows, a new survey shows.The study, conducted by digital security firm Irdeto, asked more than 25,000 adults across 30 countries about video watching trends. Here’s what it found:52 percent of those surveyed said they watch pirated videos.48 said they would stop, or watch less illegal content after they were told about the damaging effects of piracy on the media industry.While many recognize that producing or sharing pirated video is illegal (70 percent), far fewer people are aware that streaming or downloading is also against the law (59 percent).87 percent of respondents in Russia do not think that producing or sharing pirated video content is illegal. 66 percent believe that it is not illegal to download or stream pirated stuff.Asia-Pacific (61 percent) and Latin America (70 percent) had the most people admitting to watching pirated films and shows.Viewers in Europe (45 percent) and the US (32 percent) said they pirate the least.

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Fix Is In: House Committee on ‘Russian Hacking’ Includes Only DNC-Hired Tech Experts

A list of witnesses scheduled to appear at a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Open Hearing on “Russian Active Measures” contains a glaring problem: the only technical experts scheduled to testify are from CrowdStrike. CrowdStrike is a firm hired by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and has become the primary source of the narrative about “Russian hacking” of the 2016 election and has acted as a mouthpiece for the Democrats since last June.The initial witness list released by House Intelligence includes a number of intelligence officials, all appointed during the Obama administration, such as former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, but the sole technical people on the invitation list are two representatives of CrowdStrike, President Shawn Henry, and the co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch.Breitbart News has interviewed tech experts who do not agree with the CrowdStrike assessment or Obama administration’s claims that the DNC/DCCC hacks clearly committed by Russian state actors, with much criticism aimed at the FBI/DHS Joint Analysis Report (JAR) “Grizzly Steppe” that was released at the end of December. As ZDNet reported after the JAR report was released by the Obama administration on the same day that they announced sanctions against Russia:

Source: Fix Is In: House Committee on ‘Russian Hacking’ Includes Only DNC-Hired Tech Experts

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Scientists: Fat People Are Quitting Weight Loss and Are Increasingly Happy Being Fat | Heat Street

According to a new study, overweight Americans are giving up on the idea of shedding any extra pounds—and fat activists may be part of the reason.

Between 1988 and 2014, researchers tracked how concerned a group of overweight and obese adults were about their size. Over that time, they found a seven percent decline, which could translate to millions of people nationwide. During this time, obesity rates continued to climb.

“Socially accepted normal body weight is shifting toward heavier weight. As more people around us are getting heavier, we simply believe we are fine, and no need to do anything with it,” said the study’s author, Dr. Jian Zhang, a public health researcher at Georgia Southern University.  Zhang also notes that doctors are “no longer discussing weight issues with patients.”

Over a third of American adults are obese. Combine that with people who are overweight, and 68.8 percent of Americans aren’t at a healthy weight.

These disturbing conclusions arrive in an era when the fat acceptance movementseeks to assure individuals, mostly women, that their weight or size has nothing to do with their attractiveness or health.

Source: Scientists: Fat People Are Quitting Weight Loss and Are Increasingly Happy Being Fat | Heat Street

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 Will Liberal Churches Accept Refugees?? 

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