An alleged Wikipedia edit placing someone not named Maduro as Venezuela's President on Wikipedia lead to numerous stories in English language publications declaring Wikipedia was being blocked in Venezuela. These declarations said connections to Wikipedia were failing due to SSL handshake molesation rather than the more common state actor method of DNS manipulation.
Attempts to verify the block and its implementation with people actually in Venezuela suggest no such thing is happening on a country wide scale if it is had happened at all.
Contacts in Venezuela who offered evidence countering the popular claim of a block on Wikipedia countered with this upcoming Wednesday as the soonest any challenger to the Maduro government is planning to formally present their challenges his power. In this context the evidence suggests the Wikipedia block story was more likely a USG state department effort to justify "regime change" than an action knowlingly undertaken by the Maduro government.
Persons in Venezuela are advised to maintain high levels of preparedness for US humanitarian missile strikes and intervention within the next 6 months. Persons in the US Navy are advised to maintain very high levels of preparedness for the possibility their ship is sank within the next 6 months.
Canadian stoner Pantsuits have targeted cannabis legalization activist Marc Emery with a #Metoo depersoning attack now that marijuana is legal is Canada (archived). During his activist career Emery has gone to jail multiple times, been extradited by Canada at the behest of the USG's DEA after which he eventually entered a guilty plea in 2010, and as recently as 2017 Emery's activism lead to a criminal conviction in Canada for openly selling marijuana for a (pre prosecution) profit in his retail stores.
Now that the Pantsuitist goal of marijuana legalization has been achieved in Canada, Emery is being targeted with allegations that he suggested to young women wanting to impose themselves on him with requests for time and access at the very least offer him their sex in exchange for the inconvenience to him.
Given the dismal societal posture under which the alleged behavior could constitute misconduct of any sort, it is likely parties lacking experience in their coveted field are looking to push out one of the few fellows with experience in their coveted field of interest.
Two local television news presenters have said "Martin Luther Coon" within less than two weeks making US national headlines in Pantsuit presses for their acts. The first incident on January 9th involved an upstate New York meteorologist who said "Martin Luther Coon King Jr." after which he was fired. In the most recent incident a Saint Louis, Missouri based morning news anchor mentioned an upcoming tribute to "Martin Luther Coon Jr" (archived). This lead to a conversation with station management and allegedly finding racism was not a part of the employee's "core beliefs" and accordingly no plans for additional discipline.
The frequency of this particular slip of the tongue has not lead to Pantsuits looking inward to ask the big question:
What societal factors are making this particular slip of the tongue so common among professionals with every incentive to avoid it?
Customers of Lloyds group banks in Airstrip One are suffering problems with the new UK Interbank 'Faster Payments' network (archived). The problem 'Faster' interbank system is the result of an initiative to reduce the time required for transactions between UK banks to clear from days to seconds, or in the worst case hours. Complications arising from the payment network glitches are apparently rendering the banks' mobile apps and websites unreliable as well.
As the partial USG shutdown continues, US President Donald Trump informed opposition party leader Nancy Pelosi that she and her partisans would be unable to take a group vacation to Belgium, Egypt, and Afghanistan using military aircraft while the partial shutdown continues (archived). Yesterday Pantsuitist Pelosi had threatened Trump with the prospect of being disinvited from delivering his State of the Union address in front of the lower legislative chamber she controls. She suggested President Trump instead submit his address in writing or reschedule it after the shutdown ends.
If the shutdown continues past 30 days, it is possible furloughed federal employees may be laid off and subject to reduction in force procedures. At present communications from the Office of Management and Budget say their present interpretation of the spirit of the statute is that it applies to planned rather "emergency" furloughs, but as always policy is subject to change.
The trial of Joaqín 'El Chapo' Guzman continues to deliver drama as a USG witness for the prosecution alleges former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto requested a 250 million USD bribe from Guzman which was paid after Nieto took office (archive). The singing stoolie Alex Cifuentes clarified that he was unsure of the exact amount though US based media outlets appear to have settled on 100 million USD as a consensus figure to use in ther headlines for reasons that remain elusive.
As large portions of the USG continue to be furloghed in an ongoing partial shutdown, or in the case of the FBI 'working' without pay, some office managed to find Microsoft's Outlook mobile app fit for use in security sensitive 'clearanced' applications (archived). The certification mean it has been approved for use by all USG stooges without regard for how sensitive their position is. The rollout to USG stooges is being carried out via the Google and Apple mobile app stores.
James Watson, notable for the discovery of DNA's double helix structure, has been stripped of his Chancellor Emeritus title at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory after repeating the Afropessimist position that saw him pushed from the Chancellor position in 2007 (archived). The 1962 Nobel prize winner was involved in running the laboratory specializing in Genetics research until his forced departure. His replacements are ostacizing him specifically for being:
"gloomy about the prospect of Africa”
As the 2007 incident played out Watson attempted to clarify that his beliefs are informed by the available information on the problem. This latest attack on the 90 year old Watson follows the airing of a PBS documentary where Watson stated he regrets his views hadn't changed at all requiring:
"new knowledge, which says that your nurture is much more important than nature. But I haven’t seen any knowledge. And there’s a difference on the average between blacks and whites on IQ tests. I would say the difference is … it’s genetic.”
Within the course of one week Pantuits have gone from lauding freshman congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard to condemning her. Gabbard began the week high on Pantsuit praise for calling US President Donald Trump a motherfucker to falling as a pariah after announcing her intention to mount a presidential run in 2020 (archived). As soon as she displayed ambition of rising in the Pantsuit ranks she was attacked for supporting an end to Hillary Clinton's Infinity Wars, especially in Syria.
On other points party driving Pantsuits are offering criticisms of Gabbart that appear contrary to professed pantsuit values. Rejecting their value of diversity pantsuits are shunning rather than embracing her diverse Hindu nationalism. Rejecting their professed anti-Racism they are writing off her for opposing Israel for their racial caste system and Israeli violence against persons from different backgrounds.
Pantsuit capitalist Jeff Bezos has mismanaged his household into dissolution as this week began with press releases announcing the amicable end of his 25 year long marriage. By the end of this week communications spurring from his affair with a 49 year old matron had entered the public domain (archived). The US state of Washington, where the Bezos family resided, is a "community property" state which raises the possibility of wife Mackenzie ending up higher on the Forbes list than Jeff after the courts are done liquidating the household.