Europe in Africa

Europe in Africa (EIA) is a proposal for a new city - state founded on an artificial island built on the shallow Tunisian Plateau right between the Exclusive Economic Zone of Tunisia and Italy. The aim of EIA is to provide a secure place for people that have to flee their country and want to reach Europe.

The seabed on which the island will be erected and its surrounding territorial waters will be rented for 99 years from Tunisia and Italy, by the European Union.
Submitted by meat bingo at 2017-10-23 9:54am to the Horseshit! forum.

The Strange World of Russian ‘Trolls’

Imagine … the American public being divided over immigration and race … How could that be possible without Russian trolls?

The Post (Oct. 9) reported that the Russian trolling operation resides “in a large gray building north of the St. Petersburg city center … There, young people work 12-hour shifts and make between $800 and $1,000 a month, “an attractive wage for former students and young people. It is impossible to get inside the building, and there are multiple entrances, making ...
Submitted by somedongus at 2017-10-23 8:39am to the Politics forum.

Overpaid War Pundit Says America Should “Fight Back” Against Russia

“There is an entire building in St. Petersburg filled with a Russian troll army,” Maher continued. “Hundreds of employees of their defense department, sitting in front of computers, pretending to be Americans, and creating thousands of tweets, memes, news site comments, and flat-out fake stories designed not to take sides on any issue, but just to get us fighting about it. To create chaos, the better to elect the chaos candidate.”

The building Maher is referring to was reported on by ...
Submitted by somedongus at 2017-10-23 8:23am to the Politics forum.

Stop Babying Your Dog

I’d argue that I know my dogs, know that they eat steak off a knife all the time, and that they take treats delicately, so there’s really no risk shown in that photo at all. I’d also argue that all the other dangerous stuff you see us do with our dogs is actually stuff that’s good for them, that they’re enjoying the hell out of, or both. Of course, you'll need to invest some serious time into training and developing a strong relationship with your dog first, so you know his limits and ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2017-10-23 6:03am to the Off Topic News forum.

Fidelity chairman deals with fallout from sexual harassment claims

Less than a year into her tenure as chairman of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson faces a crisis amid allegations that the mutual fund giant has a men’s club mentality.
Submitted by Forensic at 2017-10-23 4:07am to the The Economy forum.

John Besh restaurants fostered culture of sexual harassment, 25 women say

In one instance mentioned in the woman's complaint, she alleged that during a summer 2015 work trip to Los Angeles, Besh "insisted (she) drink heavily" at a work tasting, and that afterwards Besh came to the woman's hotel room and "immediately started to kiss and fondle" her. The complaint said she "was barely conscious, and easily overwhelmed by JBesh (sic), who engaged in oral sex and fell asleep" next to her.
Submitted by saitcho at 2017-10-23 0:07am to the Food forum.

Beloved Brooklyn Lich Jack Weinstein Seeks to Examine Prevalence of Police Lying

A federal judge in Brooklyn has told the city to prepare for a court hearing regarding the prevalence of lying by New York City police officers and whether the New York Police Department has done too little to discipline officers who testify falsely.

For years, federal judges in New York City have been issuing rulings in individual criminal cases casting doubt on the credibility of some police testimony. But the opinion issued on Tuesday by Judge Jack B. Weinstein of Federal District Court in ...
Submitted by phlogiston at 2017-10-22 20:40pm to the Crime forum.

Racist, Violent, Unpunished: A White Hate Group’s Campaign of Menace

Despite their prior records, and open boasting of current violence, RAM has seemingly drawn little notice from law enforcement. Four episodes of violence documented by ProPublica resulted in only a single arrest — and in that case prosecutors declined to go forward. Law enforcement officials in the four cities — Charlottesville, Huntington Beach, San Bernardino and Berkeley — either would not comment about RAM or said they had too little evidence or too few resources to seriously ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2017-10-22 17:59pm to the Crime forum.

Welcome to Idaho. Now Go Home.

Brent Regan doesn’t work the room during the monthly meetings of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, because he doesn’t need to: People come to him, as if before a ruler, or a king. He has the confidence of a man who's rarely challenged but always has the upper hand when he is; he’s used to others agreeing that he’s the smartest person in the room. Over email — the only way he'll speak to reporters, after a history, he says, of being misquoted and ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2017-10-22 16:56pm to the Politics forum.

Marshawn Lynch Watched Game From The Stands After Ejection, Took The Train Home

I call you, when I need you my heart's on fire
You come to me, come to me, wild and wild
You come to me
Give me everything I need
Give me a lifetime of promises and a world of dreams
Speak the language of love like you know what it means
And it can't be wrong, take my heart
And make it strong, baby

You're simply the best
Better than all the rest
Better than anyone
Anyone I ever met

I'm stuck on your heart
I hang on every word you say
Tear us apart
Baby, I would rather be dead

In your heart I ...
Submitted by linnjob at 2017-10-22 15:41pm to the Sports forum.

Georgia Rep. Betty Price Ponders Whether State Could Just 'Quarantine' People With HIV

Georgia State Rep. Betty Price—spouse of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who recently left his role in Donald Trump’s administration after taking a few too many taxpayer-funded charter flights—casually asked a state epidemiologist whether it would be more cost-effective to just force HIV-positive people into quarantine.
Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Price’s phrasing left open the possibility she’s not thrilled HIV-positive people are not dying “more ...
Submitted by revdrew at 2017-10-22 15:27pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

My liberal white male rage: What should I do about it?

I’m a left-wing white guy. And a Jew. Since Charlottesville, I’ve noticed some strange changes in myself.
At work, I’ve spaced out for 20 minutes at a time during meetings, daydreaming about committing violence, always righteously, in overly dramatic, obnoxiously heroic ways, with a very troubling overtone of white saviorism. In addition to saving the girls from a male predator with my brute strength and righteous rage, I’ve had another recurring fantasy of saving the passengers on a ...
Submitted by shutup at 2017-10-22 3:16am to the Video Games forum.

Food writing in “flyover country”

The natural concentration of food writers in big cities where new restaurants open almost every day can sometimes lead to embarrassingly naive articles that assume delicious, culturally diverse foods only exist in such places, or that ethnic cuisine is a novelty to be marveled at. This begs the question: Is there any room for a restaurant reviewer to work outside of major metropolises? Or is food writing just one of those rarefied professions that can only exist in the country’s most populous ...
Submitted by a murder of lawyers at 2017-10-21 21:53pm to the Food forum.

Gallatin GOP Women official says she 'would have shot' reporter Gianforte assaulted

“That kid came on private property, came into a private building, and went into a very private room that I would not even have gone into,” Marshall said. “It was a setup. A complete setup. He just pushed a little too hard.”

The event was a picnic, to which several members of statewide media were invited. At the time of the assault, Gianforte was preparing to do an interview with Fox television reporters.
Submitted by Tingleberries at 2017-10-21 19:11pm to the Crime forum.

Russia-gate Jumps the Shark

A key distinction between propaganda and journalism is that manipulative propaganda relies on exaggeration and deceit while honest journalism provides context and perspective. But what happens when the major news outlets of the world’s superpower become simply conveyor belts for warmongering propaganda?

The Washington Post building in downtown Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Washington Post)

That is a question that the American people now face as The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN ...
Submitted by somedongus at 2017-10-21 18:17pm to the Politics forum.

Russiagate has jumped the bulbasaur.

Dear God, please tell me this is as stupid as it gets.

How could it possibly get any more idiotic? How?

“Hello I’m Chris Cuomo here with a breaking CNN exclusive: Did the seemingly innocent fidget spinner play a role in the Russian hacking of DNC emails last year? Anonymous sources in the FBI say yes.”

JUST IN: Animation crew of Dora the Explorer to be questioned by Senate Intelligence Committee regarding Kremlin-sponsored propaganda campaign.

Does that honestly sound outside the ...
Submitted by somedongus at 2017-10-21 18:06pm to the Politics forum.

Newly Released Footage Shows 20,000 American Nazis Rallying At Madison Square Garden

Back in August, following the deadly violence carried out by white supremacists in Charlottesville, we spoke with historian and author Arnie Bernstein about the time that 20,000 Nazi-supporting Americans staged a "Pro American Rally" at one of the old Madison Square Garden locations, at Eighth Avenue and West 50th Street. Organized by Fritz Kuhn, leader of the influential German-American Nazis group known as the Bund, the 1939 gathering also prompted some 100,000 angry New Yorkers to take to ...
Submitted by revdrew at 2017-10-21 17:44pm to the Politics forum.

Florida private schools rake in nearly $1 billion in state scholarships with little oversight.

Private schools in Florida will collect nearly $1 billion in state-backed scholarships this year through a system so weakly regulated that some schools hire teachers without college degrees, hold classes in aging strip malls and falsify fire-safety and health records.

The limited oversight of Florida’s scholarship programs allowed a principal under investigation for molesting a student at his Brevard County school to open another school under a new name and still receive the money, an ...
Submitted by bobbarker at 2017-10-21 15:21pm to the Education forum.

Pupils arrested for 'faeces and egg' attack on teachers

Police arrested 34 high school pupils who threw stones and condoms filled with urine‚ faeces and eggs at teachers in an end-of-class celebration that turned violent in Pietermaritzburg.

Eastwood High School property and vehicles were damaged during the fracas and one injured pupil had to be taken to hospital.
Submitted by Anhedonia at 2017-10-21 4:45am to the Crime forum.

Charleston Harris Teeter poop spraying confirmed by police, new charge for suspect

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Charleston Police confirmed Friday the man who caused a stink with squirts of "brown liquid" onto the produce at a West Ashley Harris Teeter was indeed spraying fecal matter onto the fruits and vegetables.
Submitted by Anhedonia at 2017-10-21 4:38am to the Crime forum.