Teachers in West Virginia are striking because they are outraged concessions they won in the form of pay increases and other personal incentives last year lead to a reduction of the rest of West Virginia's education budget this year (archived). Per the laws on the bookin West Virginia, teacher's strikes are illegal. This situation raises the serious question as to whether cause, effect, and finitude in the West Virginia curriculum?
A proposal working its way towards approval in New Jersey would mandate contractors working on government projects use "work verification" software that captures screenshots, logs keystrokes, and gives "real time access" to a new class of government hires verifying contractor billable hours (archived). The proposal comes only 12 years too late to prevent dicking around with technology at the workplace now that anyone in the Americas with a somewhat regular income can acquire their own ipNohe or other fondle slab. The ipNohE or fondle slab allows layabouts1 to lolcat on both their own screen and their employer's time.
Italy is breaking with the EU and continuing to recognize Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's president under the non-intervention doctrine, the UN endorsed idea that foreign states should not try to force outcomes in other state's internal affairs (archived). This comes as USG endorsed interim president Guiadó is refusing to engage in a dialogue between Maduro and other Venezuelan parties in Montevideo to be hosted by Mexico and Uruguay.
Meanwhile the US is considering sanctions against NATO ally Turkey over Turkey's ongoing trade relationship with Venezuela. Turkey at the same time is the key party Trump is negotiating with to assure US troops a relatively safe exit from Syria.
A contact on the ground reports greater than normal power fluctuations and internet connectivity interruptions today. Without an acknowledge shot being fired, it appears that Trump's appointement of John Bolton has damaged US and greater anglophone influence on an Obamaesque scale. For engaging a rich, if undernourished, country with war posturing the US is discovering that many of its "allies" just aren't that committed when money is on the line.
Italian "law enforcement" stole approximately 2 tons of cocaine in transit from Colombia to Spain while the conveying ship was in the port of Genoa (archived). After Italian police swapped the valuable cargo with salt, the ship departed for Barcelona where a 59 year old man was arrested for taking possession of the mundane salt.
The computing timeshare market xDedic has been shuttered following "law enforcement" action (archived). Participants in the xDedic market traded time on available computers captured in the wild including numerous computers nominally operated by various governments. No arrests or indictments have been announced as of press time.
Oxford University is refusing to allow new research grants and incoming donations from Chinese alt-Cisco Huawei (archived). The US, UK and other five eyes states object to Huawei's existing for ambiguously declared national security reasons rooted in:
- Huawei equipment handling internet traffic while they would prefer Cisco equipment under their control do the same, and every piece of Huawei kit deployed denies a Cisco machine the opportunity to be racked.
- The Five Eyes are concerned the Chinese goverment may have the same level of control over Huawei kit they have over Cisco.
Oxford however is keeping the donations Huawei made while spending the grants have already taken from Huawei.
The Syrian government has proposed exercising their right of self defense by the "rules-based" Pantsuitist international order by executng a "mirror" retaliatory strike against Israel's Tel Aviv International Airport (archived). Syria's permanent representative to the UN offered:
Isn’t time now for the UN Security Council to stop the Israeli repeated aggressions on the Syrian Arab Republic territories?…
Or is it required to draw the attention of the war-makers in this Council by exercising our legitimate right to defend ourself and respond to the Israeli aggression on Damascus International Civil Airport in the same way on Tel Aviv Airport
Israel began this week by killing Syrian soldiers in retailiation for Syria downing Israeli missiles headed for targets inside of Syria. Syria's international airport near Damascus has been a favorite Israeli target leading to incidents where lives have been lost.
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.
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.