Staying sober is a real struggle for alcoholics, and the protagonist of this sad story is no exception. 30-year-old Zhang Rui had been trying to kick the habit for a while, but when all his attempts failed, both he and his family got desperate. After what must have been a serious intervention, he agreed to let his mother chain him by the neck in a room, to prevent him from buying or stealing booze.
Zhang, who is still locked in his attic room in Bengbu, east China, told reporters that he couldn’t think of any other way to stop himself from harming others or drinking... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8024 >The conference is full of exhibitors showcasing their carbon cutting technologies–each of which would benefit greatly from taxing carbon or forcing commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Environmentalist movement has been co-opted by Wall Street which smells the massive profits that will come from manipulating "carbon credits", the hippies just haven't caught on to it yet and won't until it's too late and we're all fucked.
>some people are financially motivated to reduce the use of fossil fuels! >fossil fuel industry has nothing at stake Which industry spend more money lobbying the U.S. government?
>reducing CO2 emissions will increase energy prices and force consumers to use less. I bet everyone in Bejing wishes they'd been paying more and using less for the last 20 years. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/09/world/asia/beijing-smog-pollution.html
>>8024 >Implying that it's possible for a westernised economy to cut down on energy useage in any way other than better engineering. >He doesn't know that cheap electronic consumables are about the only thing distracting the majority of people under 30 from rioting in the streets. The other thing is the SJW... counter riots? False Flag Riots? >Implying that renewable energy isn't a win for everyone aside from the oil companies.
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MONTREAL • A late spring caused Canada’s maple syrup production to fall for the second consecutive year in 2015 — and El Nino is threatening to put a dent in next spring’s output as well.
The warmer El Nino weather is expected to have an impact on a number of commodities, including maple sap, said Sylvain Charlebois, professor of distribution and food policy at the University of Guelph’s Food Institute.
“I see little evidence that would encourage anyone to see a good year in 2016,” he said in an interview.
The impact would hit Quebec, the world’s... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
An investigative report published in July by Novaya Gazeta reporter Elena Milashina documented that, beginning in 2011, the FSB had established “safe routes” for North Caucasian militants to travel to Syria, where it was providing the necessary documents for travel.
The report claimed that FSB officers directly aided potential jihadis who wanted to leave Russia to fight in the Middle East.
While the FSB has not admitted aiding potential extremists, FSB deputy director Eugene Sysoev recently heralded Russia’s success in “[achieving] a sustained reduction... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.
On the Russian periphery, it is widely believed that Russia has used the Islamic State as an opportunity to get rid of domestic jihadis.
“In spring 2014, local information networks provided credible information that individuals affiliated with Russian security forces were recruiting potential jihadists in Pankisi and in the Northern Caucasus to travel to Syria,” says Giga Bokeria, a former Georgian national security adviser. “They were promising financing for trips, and assistance acquiring weapons.”
Pankisi is a remote, mountainous Georgian region bordering Russia with a local population of Georgian Muslims, known as Kists. Omar al-Shishani, one of the Islamic State’s top commanders, is from Pankisi.
Oleksandr Danylyuk, formerly chief of staff to Ukraine’s Minister of Defense and now chairman of Ukraine’s Center for Defense Reforms, believes there is a strong connection between the Islamic State and the Russian government.
“ISIS is definitely a product of the Russian special services. Only the blind cannot see it. A significant part of the terrorists... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
“Based on Russia’s history of infiltrating and manipulating terrorist organizations and extremist groups, it’s not so far-fetched to believe there is an operational relationship — at some level — between Russian security services and elements of ISIS,” he said.
The conflict in Syria has allowed Russia to rebuild relationships with European countries that were damaged by the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
While the White House remains publicly cautious about collaborating with Russia against the Islamic State because of Russia’s support for Bashar... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
"Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Sinaloa cartel boss and world's most wanted drug lord, has threatened ISIS with retaliation if it continues to destroy his drug shipments to the Middle East that go through the terror group's "caliphate."
"I pity the next son of a whore who tries to interfere with the business of the Sinaloa cartel. I will have their hearts and tongues torn from them," El Chapo reportedly wrote ISIS in an e-mail leaked to a Mexican blogger with ties to the cartel.
The encrypted e-mail, was sent directly... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What happened to all the claims that ISIS was working with the cartels to smuggle people in? Was that just scare stories?
Also, I'm legitimately surprised the Sinaloa Cartel reaches to the Middle East. I assumed that if any, there were terror groups distributing drugs there. I mean, the Taliban sells heroin, don't they? Are they not reaching the Middle East?
A Muslim convert who protested outside Parliament with a sign saying 'I am Muslim, do you trust me enough for a hug?' is facing jail for threatening to bomb an MP's house. Craig Wallace used the sign as Stop The War protesters came to Westminster for the vote on military action in Syria last week. It stated: 'I am Muslim, I am labelled a terrorist, I trust you, do you trust me enough for a hug?' But the 23-year-old, of Willesden... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Wallace has a string of convictions for violent offences including possession of a knife. He converted to Islam while in prison serving a sentence of almost five years for attempted robbery Three weeks after he was released he posted the messages on a thread of comments on the UK Truth Movement Facebook page. Wallace today pleaded guilty to sending threatening communications at Hendon Magistrates' Court.
Wearing a white traditional Islamic dress and a grey jumper slung over his shoulders, he spoke only to confirm his name and address before entering a guilty... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
He ordered a full risk assessment report on Wallace and expressed concern that he was not being formally supervised after his release from prison. Abu Sayeed, defending, said Wallace has mental health issues and had not been taking his anti-psychotic medication. 'He has co-operated fully with the police and expressed remorse and regret,' he added. 'He made the comments to vent his anger. 'Mr Wallace is a Muslim convert, he converted while serving his last sentence. He feels very passionately about the bombing in Syria and the vote recently taken... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The day after the vote Wallace sent Mr Benn an email, which he then posted on his Facebook page. It said: 'I hope to God that you will have nightmares when you hear that kids woman and men have been murdered by your govt.' The court heard Wallace had been in and out of custody since he was 13 after being expelled from school following the death of his mother when he was eight. The judge warned Wallace the maximum sentence for the offence was six months.
Wallace, of Teignmouth Road, Willesden Green was remanded into custody, while risk assessments... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I was a fan until he came out with his anti-vaccine shit. Basic knowledge of science is all it takes to see that Jenny McCarthy shit is garbage. He could have spent 1 minute online and prevented himself from looking like an idiot. Starting to believe Jeb Bush: that Trump and Hillary have a deal to pull the GOP so far to the right that a Dem victory is for sure.
I thought he'd be the guy to finally fucking kill political correctness. Why am I so naive? Can Carson save us?
https://www.yahoo.com/politics/it-s-either-trump-or-1317957587198006.html Hello /news/, I come from /pol/ and have been lurking since the board was created. I have a few questions got you. 1) How many people do you think post on this board 2) How/why does this board have such quality discussion? Is it due to being a text board without flags? How can /pol/ improve their quality of discussions?
>>7856 In my opinion there are only about 20 or 30 regular posters, no more than 50 or 60 at most. If there is a breaking news event that number goes up though.
I'm not sure what can be done with /pol/, but I'm sure opinions here will vary wildly. Personally I think it's become too tinfoil for my tastes lately. Too much flat earth and illuminati BS. I think Hiro needs to make a /tin/foil conspiracy board for these people.
>>7856 > How many people do you think post on this board God seriously, I can only pick out maybe fifteen. Doesn't mean there aren't more, I'm only basing this on how many unique personalities I interact with.
> How/why does this board have such quality discussion? It's slower, so it's easier to take time to think out your arguments. A well-thought out post on /pol/ might exist for thirty minutes, and maybe one or two people read... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>7856 It'd help if /pol/ wasn't an echo chamber circlejerk where anything not extremist far right is screamed at until it leaves. /pol/ is just tumblr for psycho ultra conservatives.
>inb4 I go to /pol/ and I am not conservative token post Then you are a masochist.
The problem with /pol/ is it's a political board that only allows one side of a political argument. Sadly, I've had better more varied political debates on /b/ than I have on /pol/ simply because there were more varied... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7746 Most Facebook vids (any "viral" ones anyway) are quite literally reuploads of Youtube videos, sometimes even by the same uploader. The Youtube ones always have way more views too, despitte it being quicker/easier to share on Facebook, which is the only reason viral Facebook vids are a thing at all.
Youtube is too big, it'll probably always be the go-to for user-created video content.
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