The incoming President of the Republic of the Phillipines and former Mayor of Davao City has publicly and provocatively rebuked accusations from New York-based and George Soros(WOT:nonperson)-backed Human Rights Watch (HRW) that the former Spanish colony is involved in human rights abuses, particularly a soi-disant "Davao Death Squad" that the Mayor himself is alleged to have been involved in. Citing America's less than exemplary treatment of its African citizens, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had some choice words for the overtly hypocritical and broadly meddlesome libertards from across the Pacific :
To all the bleeding hearts of US-based crime watch: You want a taste of justice, my style? Come to Davao City Philippines, and do drugs in my city. I will execute you in public. And finally, you SOB’s, I offer no excuses nor do I apologize. So be it.
Long known for its bad copywriters, live-in nannies, and Tim Horton's servers par excellence, Duterte is single-handedly changing his island nation's international image from one of servile friendliness to one of a TMSR~esque bullshit intolerance. For that, we salute him
This week Unit 3 of the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility set itself on fire when the mirrors sent collected sunlight to a portion of the tower incapable of handling the thermal energy. Environmentalists have accused the plant of being a "mega-trap" slaughtering wildlife and releasing carbon emissions when it routinely incinerates birds. With Unit 2 down for maintenance only Unit 1 is producing electricity at this time.
Militia liberator Corey Lequieu entered a guilty plea in a Portland courtroom Thursday to charge of "impeding officers of the United States" for not going away when servants of the criminal gang in Washington, DC told him to. Prosecutors agreed to drop two weapons charges and not seek additional felony charges in Nevada or Oregon as part of "the deal." Rámon Pagán, Lequieu's defense attorney was quick to note that while he accepted a plea bargain his client has not cooperated with the government and had no intention to testify or assist them further in any way. It is rather surprising the "Justice" department's Roland Frieselers haven't brought him up on more charges of "impeding", an act that rather than being criminal ought to be expected of every citizen as part of his duty to his country. He is scheduled to be sentenced on August 25 in federal court by U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown. No cases of Ferguson, Baltimore, Sanders, or Mizzou protestors charged with "impeding" have been found yet, though one Ferguson protester leader was charged with child sex trafficking yesterday.
With Monsanto's long term prospects as an independent concern looking bleak, far better diversified German chemical giant Bayer made an unsolicited 46 Billion United States dollar bid to acquire Monsanto in an effort to diversify further. With Monsanto's value dropping as its enforceable patent portfolio shrinks Bayer would be acquiring a steady revenue stream and the means by which to continue Monsanto's business, but in a way that might leverage Bayer's own sizeable patent portfolio for synergy in those backwater markets that still recognize the fiat patent system. As Bayer already pirated the genes from a bacteria that breaks down its new herbicide "Liberty"1 that would present a far more marketable continuation of Monsanto's "Roundup Ready"(TM)(R) brand than the present, momentarily independent Monsanto's move to add Dicamba resistance.
Glufosinate has no pre-emergent action. Unlike Dicamba it is purely a post-emergent herbicide which creates the interesting question of just how many herbicide resistant traits is Bayer willing to throw into a single crop at a time, and how will they pace the market releases to keep their patent extortion funds rolling in? Sorry for your loss.
Monsanto has embargoed Argentina from receiving new soybean technologies marketed by the company after the Argentine government insisted it had the sole right to demand the inspection of exports leaving the country (archived). Monsanto has been pressuring export and shipping companies to conduct inspections in an effort to enforce a perverse form of royalty payment on crops that happen to contain genes that Monsanto markets. As the world's leading exporter of soybean meal for livestock feed Argentina presents a perfect environment for Monsanto to extort royalties from farmers whose crops happen to acquire genes marketed by Monsanto This occurs through natural plant reproduction as pollen containing genes Monsanto claims title to travels beyond the borders of Monsanto customer's fields and mixes company with other people's soybeans. Continue reading
A post on LinkedIn's blog this morning announced that data had been released which "claims to be email and hashed password combinations of more than 100 million LinkedIn members from that same theft in 2012" A hacker known only as "Peace" was offering the complete dump on a darknet marketplace The Real Deal for the price of 5 Bitcoin. While LinkedIn claims to have increased security measures since the 2012 hack many users were still using the same password, likely across multiple sites. Passwords from that breach were unsalted, making it likely the majority were cracked within a few days after the hack. The company said there was no indication that any new security breach had occurred.
Last week much of the American media's news pipelines were constipated by the announcement that President Hussein Bahamas (WOT: nonperson) intended to make the etiquette of bathroom selection a Federal matter with strict rules enforced by the criminal gang in Washington DC. The crux of the move by Hussein Bahamas is to ensure schools are compelled to force students to use bathrooms that correspond with the student's outward gender expression. Hussein Bahamas' announcement however regressively adhered to a male/female gender binary ignoring the increase in individuals who have transitioned into the mayogender (archived). Continue reading
Former Philadelphia police sergeant Francis Rawls has been held at the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center for seven months without any charges being filed, and lawyers from the Hussein Bahamas "Justice" department are seeking to have him continue to be held until either he surrenders encryption keys or Mr. Rawls body ceases to continue sustaining his life. Prosecutors have no evidence that Rawls committed any crime, but they insist they would have an abundance of evidence if only Mr. Rawls would just incriminate himself by disclosing the means to decrypt this volume. The 5th amendment to the United States consitution normally constrains prosecutors and courts from compelling defendants to incriminate themselves, but the last supreme court Justice died in February and lesser appellate court judges who could intervene are too busy refereeing sportsball.
The US Department of Homeland Sekoority, apparently having eradicated all other forms of domestic terrorism, has set it's sights on the evils of unlicensed massage therapy. The Chicago Tribune reported that 4 "Asian-Americans" were arrested on charges of unlicensed practice of massage therapy in Napersville, Illinois during a joint operation with the DHS and local law enforcement. One of the women was allegedly offered money by an undercover officer in exchange for a sexual act, resulting in an additional prostitution charge. Are 4 were reportedly being held pending bail proceedings. The quartet could face additional charges if the investigation uncovers that they were operating a business without a license.
Supporters of the failed "Bitcoin Classic" fork are likely feeling dismay as they awoke to the news that Classic node count was down over 40% in the last 24 hours. Reddit users supportive of Classic blamed the fallen node count on "unreachable servers" and other technical maladies, and are likely to spin up another thousand AWS nodes as a token show of support.