BuzzFeed ends ad deal with RNC, citing concerns with Trump ‘tone’
BuzzFeed announced Monday that it has ended an advertising deal with the Republican National Committee, citing the “tone and substance” of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign.
The BuzzFeed statement cited Trump’s controversial comments and proposals on immigration and other topics, claiming the campaign is “opposed to the freedoms of our employees in the United States and around the world.”
Imam to Obama: ‘End Oppression of Muslims’; Obama to Imam: ‘Pray for Me’
Visiting Malaysia’s National Mosque on Sunday, President Obama was asked by the institution’s imam to end oppression against Muslims worldwide, Malaysia’s national press agency Bernama reported.
“Pray for me,” Obama replied, according to Grand Imam Ismail Muhammad, who took him on a 25-minute tour of the mosque, called Masjid Negara in Malay, in Kuala Lumpur.
What he actually said was “Pray to me.”
Michelle Obama Spews Her Best Racial Hate Speech at a Commencement Ceremony in NY
Michelle Obama gave a commencement speech in New York, where she made some racist remarks in a speech that should have been designed to inspire graduates.
Somehow Michelle thinks it best to target a person that she doesn’t agree with than actually see what’s being done to harm America.
North Korea has reactivated its plutonium plant to make nuclear weapons, ‘indications’ suggest, says the UN
Yukiya Amano, head of nternational Atomic Energy Agency, said: ‘The indications that we have obtained are of activities related to the five-megawatt reactor, expansion of enrichment facilities and activities related to plutonium reprocessing.
The type of plutonium suitable for a nuclear bomb typically needs to be extracted from spent nuclear reactor fuel.
Major Christian Church Calls All Whites Racist, ‘No Matter What’
The United Church of Christ (UCC), a major mainline Protestant denomination, published a Facebook post telling all whites that they are racist against non-whites, no matter what they do.
An infographic posted to the church’s Facebook page over the weekend gives white people a series of 10 tips on how to cope with their white privilege. Suggestions include “Listen when people call you on your microaggressions” and “Stop contributing to gentrification.”
The content of the infographic is taken from a June 1 blog post by Marchaé Grair, a social media associate for the UCC and an editor of the church’s New Sacred blog. In the blog post, Grair elaborates on the claim that whites are racist no matter what.
Illegal Migrants Can’t Be Jailed, Court Rules
Countries signed up to the Schengen agreement cannot imprison illegal migrants for crossing borders once inside the passport-free zone, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.
It comes as a further blow to efforts to curb the migration crisis, with many Schengen countries having already reintroduced border controls that had been dismantled a decade ago.
Italy: “Refugees” Block Traffic to Protest Against “Overcooked Rice”
The group of inhabitants brought containers, metal netting, sticks and tyres onto the highway slightly before the bridge over the Sangro river and improvised a sit-in protest against the “overcooked rice” blocking traffic on the road around 12 and for three quarters of an hour.
The incident provoked disputes and protests from the residents. Also because it is not the first time the immigrants have occupied the road. They already did it a year ago a short distance from the Hotel Lecceta. “An annoyance that unfortunately we have to put up with otherwise we are accused of racism,” some citizens protested.
Gun amnesty program on the agenda at Toronto city council meeting
Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti says he will be introducing a motion to implement a gun amnesty/ buyback program in an effort to get more guns off the street.
“I think everybody agrees there is a bit of a crisis going on. I think we are all anticipating a bad summer with the gun,” the Ward 7 councillor told CP24 at city hall Tuesday morning.
France launches unprecedented security operation for Euro 2016
An extra 3,000 army troops are being drafted into the capital for the tournament to add to the 10,000 already deployed following last year’s attacks, which included a suicide bombing at the Stade de France stadium while France were playing an international football match.
Altogether, around 100,000 police, security guards and soldiers are expected to be used across the country to ensure fans’ safety.
Google has a plan in case it builds an unstoppable killer Terminator robot
A new document published by one of Google’s most advanced artificial intelligence outfits, DeepMind, talks about safety measures built into the androids in case humans need to “take control of a robot that is misbehaving [that] may lead to irreversible consequences.”
Dubbed Safely Interruptible Agents, the paper describes how to disable artificial intelligence if it rebels and starts to do something its creators and human operators did not ask it to do.
Course blames hate speech on ‘right-wing extremism’
The class, titled “Hate Speech” and designated by the course number COMM 624, is taught by Dr. Michael S. Waltman, who has written and co-authored several books about hate speech, including The Communication of Hate, which “examines the strategic manipulation of hatred in [Americans’] everyday lives by politicians, political operatives, and media personalities.”
According to the course catalog, the class was designed “to expose students to the nature of hate in American life . . . [that] is sustained through the imposition of racist, sexist, and heterosexist ideologies that privilege Whiteness, maleness, and heterosexuality.”
Looks to me like the pot calling the kettle black.
UN removes Saudi Arabia from child rights violators’ blacklist
The Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) report, published last Thursday, said the Saudi coalition was responsible for 60% of child casualties in Yemen last year, when it killed 510 children and injured 667 others.
The CAAC report said that the Saudi military conducted half of its aerial attacks against schools and medical facilities.
No second chance for Britain: Germany’s threat to UK – You’ll never be allowed back in EU
Elmar Brok, German member of the European Parliament Committee, said it will simply be “divorce proceedings” and warned that the migrant crisis will only get worse for the UK if we quit the 28-nation bloc.
He said there will be no “re-negotiations about a new deal.
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Paris ‘shanty town’: Migrants desperate to reach Britain set up another lawless camp
Tegani Ugomai, a 26-year-old from Sudan who hopes to reach Britain, admitted there has been “trouble” in the makeshift settlement.
He said: “We’ll be looked after here before completing our journey to England and have the option of moving into a new camp if we need to.
“There is everything we need here – shelter and food. There is trouble at the moment – the situation will improve as more money is put into our accommodation.”
It was the position of the body which somehow seemed strange.
The cyclist who found the man thought he looked like he was having a rest, although it was bitterly cold and the rain was torrential.
The Chew Track, which runs between two reservoirs, is steep. The dead man was positioned on his back perfectly in line with the slope.