The 9th Circuit Court of appeals in San Francisco refused to lift an order by activist James Robart in Washington State which supposedly prevents the enforcement of a 90-day restriction on certain entries into the United States. The decision, which does not constitute a ruling on Trump's executive action and its constitutionality, includes the supposing that:
In short, although courts owe considerable deference to the President’s policy determinations with respect to immigration and national security, it is beyond question that the federal judiciary retains the authority to adjudicate constitutional challenges to executive action
In a flurry of activity, the mainstream fake news media is thus far misrepresenting this decision as coming against Trump's executive action itself at a rate of approximately 75% in a quick survey of headlines.
United States based Internet "backbone" provider Cogent Communications is blocking traffic to ip addresses associated with "pirate" websites according to a report by TorrentFreak (archived). This block is keeping subscribers of numerous internet service providers that peer with Cogent from accessing these sites.
The People's Bank of China has again coordinated with a number of Chinese fiat/Bitcoin interfaces to implement new regulatory requirements. This time anti-money laundering suggestions have lead to 30 day suspensions of Bitcoin withdrawals at Huboi and OKCoin while they explore their compliance. Withdrawals of legacy fiat currency and deposits remain available at these interfaces. Other measure being implemented across Chinese fiat/Bitcoin interfaces involve an end to zero fee trading.
A minority group of Facebook shareholders are organizing an effort to replace socialist Mark Zuckerberg (WOT:nonperson) as Chairman of the board at the firm. The coup organized by "consumer watchdog" SumOfUs claims that an "independent" chair would:
"oversee the executives of the company, improve corporate governance, and set a more accountable, pro-shareholder agenda."
SumOfUs describes itself as an organization:
"Fighting for people over profits"
Which raises the serious question of what they imagine a "pro-shareholder" agenda to be.
This goes to show that even a sworn friend of socialism like Mark Zuckerberg who presides over one of their favorite cesspools is in reality far less protected from the activists than those who deny the leftists their support, sympathy, and proximity. This coup seems unlikely to forcefully unseat Zuckerberg from the Facebook chairmanship unless he chooses to step down, but it highlights the fact that when dealing with leftists, you can not possibly pay your enemy enough to love you. So long as you have and they have not, you will always be their enemy.
After a 51-50 vote of the United States Senate Trump nominee and Amway heiress Betsy DeVos is now the United States Secretary of Education. Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote after lich Senator John McCain1 and Lindsey Graham defected from Trump's party. Money from unions purporting to represent "professionals" "working" in public education is a major source of funding for socialist politicians in the United States. Pence in our time.
Notably in this past election, McCain was saved from a credible primary challenge by a late endorsement from Donald Trump. ↩
As mentioned in Shinohai's latest shitcoin Roundup, a few single language Chinese miners have taken to expressing an unjustified degree of loyalty to yet another doomed anti-Bitcoin forking effort. In the same week the fork effort's defective client unintentionally fell out of consensus due to its inherent slop, Andrew Quentson (WOT:nonperson) published a purported "cosmetically corrected" interview with Jiang Zhuoer (WOT:nonperson) where among other things Zhuoer confesses to "SPV mining" while asserting to have 100 million dollars1 committed to destroying any actual Bitcoin network which remains after splitting his favored altcoin from Bitcoin.
Activist agitators under the cover of a protest against noted homosexual and Breitbart technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos speaking at a campus event started a number of fires, beat presumed attendees, and trashed the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center on the University of California Berkeley campus. The university and anglophone press covering the event expressed a tremendous amount of unfounded certainty that ~150 violent leftists who obscured their faces were not students at the school.
The University rescinded Yiannopoulos' invitation to speak several hours before the event was scheduled and the log cabin republican was safely ensconced in his hotel room as the leftists terrorized one of their own supporting institutions. President Trump suggested in response that the university could face a withdrawal of Federal support if it can not safely protect the free expression of ideas on its campus.
Universities in the United States experienced an average endowment return of negative 1.9 percent over 2016. Harvard University enjoyed a very bright and special negative 2 percent return. Across US universities the 10 year average annual return fell from 6.3% to 5% and the 5 year figure went from 9.8% to 5.4% compared to 2015 figures. Continued dismal energy and mining sector performance along with the activist led divestment fad likely contributed to the suffering of these fiat institutions. In the inflationary fiat monetary system exemplified by the US dollar, a positive ~7.4% growth rate is typically cited as a target for endowment growth to outrun the inflationary loss in purchasing power. Sorry for your loss.