The California Supreme Court has blocked a ballot initiative which would split California into three (archived). The members of the court decided that letting their democracy work would be more harmful than denying California the vote.
The US department of "Justice" has arrested a 29 year old firearms enthusiast and gun rights activist for alleged violations of the 1938 "Foreign Agents Registration Act" because she happens to be from Russia (archived, archived). There have been no successful prosecutions under the act since its scope was narrowed in 1966 and narrowed further in 1995. This chosen prosecution is curious because many foreign nationals unregistered as "foreign agents" are inside the US working in media, attending protests, and engaging in other political activity while not being prosecuted despite having interacted with government officials from back home at some point in time.
All of this ongoing anti-Russian agitation advanced by US law enforcement and their loyal pantsuit media, to defend the fiction that Hillary Clinton could have ever won the US Presidency, continues the increase the divide between the portion of the US government installed according to the Constitution and the portion that imagines they enjoy life tenures working in the civil service. Full text of the indictment is below: Continue reading
Numerous reports are suggesting that Eduadorian President Lenín Moreno has entered into negotiations to extradite Julian Assange from the safety of his current residence into the hostile Anglophone territory outside of his embassy suite (archived). Moreno has repeatedly been referring to Assange as "una piedra en el zapato" and had Assange's communication with the outside world restricted earlier this year.
Assange's precarious situation highlights the hazards of trying to interact with fiat states, as just one election has changed the desired foreign policy of his chosen host while his Ecuadorian home is surrounded by an increasingly unstable England.
In anticipation of today's summit between US President Donald Trump and Russia leader Vladimir Putin, "Special" Counsel Robert Mueller and the US Department of "Justice" handed down 22 in absentia indictments to Russian nationals. Despite Mueller's activist fanfiction writing, Trump and Putin did indeed meet in Helsinki and announced plans for greater cooperation in a joint press conference following their summit.
The full text of Robert Muller's court approved fanfiction is below: Continue reading
Israel has once again bombed their concentration camp in Gaza (archived). The camp at 365 square kilometers, inclusive of the permimeter "no-go" zones where Israeli guards shoot to kill, is the largest of its kind dwarfing historical examples while holding an estimated 2 million prisoners. Since 2005 Israel has maintained land, sea, and air blockades while only making infrequent ingresses into the camp, usually in the form of mortar and missile fire.
There are reports circulating on an attack affecting a number of iPhone users being referred to as "hyper-targeted" (archived). Historically Apple has marketed a number of measures to prevent iPhone purchasers from owning their devices as security measures protecting those same customers. Yet, reportedly malware versions of apps varying from the Apple blessed versions of those apps found their ways on these devices in spite of the security colored marketing.
Univision is fishing for offers to take the remains of the Gawker Media Group, now called the Gizmodo Media Group off their hands (archived). Univision bought the former Gawker properties back in 2016 apparently hoping to find synergy between their core Latino audience and Gawker's audience of urban Soylent Socialists. Following recent layoffs, writers on the site have taken to publishing pieces on Univision's dime begging for new ownership to buy them out.
Fifty year old Theresa Lynn Tetley, who did business on LocalBitcoins as "Bitcoin Maven", was sentenced to 366 days in prison and ordered to forfeit 40 Bitcoins, 292,264.00 USD in cash, and 25 gold bars after pleaing guilty to single counts of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business and money laundering (archived). The Bitcoin matron unknowingly began doing business with an undercover DEA agent in 2016 and according to the plea knowingly agreed to trade on entrapping terms insisted on by the DEA agent. Guilty pleas remain harmful to your future as they always were.
The crew of the ship Vos Thalassa has barricaded themselves on the bridge after a number of Africans rescued at sea began trying to seize control of the ship (archived). The commercial vessel rescued 60 African migrants at sea in the Libyan coast guard's area of responsibility. Being a commercial cargo vessel and not a vessel run by an organization dedicated to building a Nation of Africa in Europe, the cargo vessel issued its own distress call when the migrants took poorly to the prospect of being disembarked in Libya.
Vos Thalassa is an Italian flagged offshore supply vessel currently supporting oil and gas operations for the French firm Total (archived).