Category Archives: WTF?

‘They are Christians’: Obama & Clinton lambasted for calling bombed Sri Lankans ‘Easter worshipers’

Some people believe prominent Democrats deliberately avoided using the word “Christian” when condemning bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday as part of a policy to undermine Christian faith in the US.

The eight bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, which killed almost 300 people on Easter Sunday, sparked worldwide condemnation. But the way some US politicians expressed their condolences sparked a minor outcry among conservative Americans. Former President Barack Obama and the former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, were blasted for using the term “Easter worshipers” instead of “Christians” when referring to the victims of the attacks.

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Clapper: Mueller couldn’t find ‘active collusion’ but there was ‘passive collusion’

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Thursday said that there was “passive collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings that conclude there was no conspiracy.

Clapper began by defending the foundation of the Russia probe, telling CNN anchor Anderson Cooper that there was “good reason” for intelligence agencies and law enforcement “to be concerned about whether or not there was some kind of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians.”

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Death of the funeral? US state poised to legalise human composting amid demand for sustainable services

Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the US to allow humans to be turned into compost, amid a surge in demand for sustainable and ‘positive’ funeral services.

State representative put the final touches to a bill on Friday which legalises two sustainable death care options – a chemical process of alkaline hydrolysis and a natural process of organic reduction.

The bill has now arrived on the desk of Washington’s governor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Jay Inslee, who is expected to sign it into law within days.

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Sri Lanka Attack: CBC hints some people did something

I’m not kidding. No mention that Muslims carried out this attack. If anything they hint the Buddhists are somehow responsible.

Easter Sunday bomb attacks kill more than 200 at Sri Lankan churches, hotels

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks in a country which was at war for decades with Tamil separatists until 2009, a time when bomb blasts in the capital were common.

Local Christian groups have said they faced increasing intimidation from some extremist Buddhist monks in recent years. Last year, there were clashes between the majority Sinhalese Buddhist community and minority Muslims, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of forcing people to convert to Islam.

Aftermath footage

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Police officers following orders to ‘tactically ram’ moped thieves could face criminal charges

Five police officers are reportedly facing criminal charges for ramming thieves off their mopeds under new policing tactics signed off by Scotland Yard.

The controversial move, introduced in 2017, sees officers using their vehicles to stop dangerous chases and arrest suspects.

Scotland Yard signed off on ‘tactical ramming’ after a surge in the use of mopeds in violent robberies and muggings.

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Muslims kill more than 200 people, over 400 wounded in ‘targeted attack on Christians’ on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka

Sri-lanka St. Sebastians church – Muslims did this.

Sri Lanka Police Chief Had Warned of Suicide Attack Threat Before Blasts

“A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama’ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo,” said the alert.

The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that came to notice last year when it was linked to the vandalization of Buddhist statues.

Swarajya – Though, the true motive behind the attack remains a mystery given so far no individual or terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the shocking attacks, as of now, two suicide bombers have been identified as Zahran Hashim and Abu Mohammed.

Daily Mail – At least 156 people are dead in an Easter Sunday terrorist attack targeting Christians in Sri Lanka after eight explosions ripped through high-end hotels and churches as suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up.

The initial six explosions injured as many as 500 people, including Japanese and British citizens, and 35 foreigners – from the UK, US, Netherlands and Portugal – are among the dead, sources say.

Reports now indicate a seventh explosion in the southern Colombo suburb of Dehiwala – which killed two people – and an eighth in the northern suburb of Orugodawatta, which killed three police officers during a house search.

Skynews has a running timeline/live update

Twitter – Sri Lanka

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FBI arrests member of rightwing militia accused of detaining migrants

A member of an armed rightwing militia group accused of illegally detaining migrants at the US-Mexico border has been arrested, officials said on Saturday.

The FBI arrested Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, for alleged unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition , days after his group posted videos that appeared to show armed men stopping migrants at the border in New Mexico, ordering them to sit on the ground and coordinating with US border patrol agents to have them taken into custody.

“Today’s arrest by the FBI indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes,” the New Mexico attorney general, Hector Balderas, said in a statement.

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Politico Declares Beto O’Rourke a Has-Been, As Spotlight Shifts to Buttigieg

Live by the media hype, die by the media hype…for someone else. Such is the sad fate of poor Beto O’Rourke who just a few short weeks ago basked in the glow of mainstream media adulation. Unfortunately for the Irish guy with the Mexican nickname, the media has switched its attention to another shiny object in the form of Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, now “burning with the velocity of a prairie fire on a gusty Indiana day.”

That is so Gay!

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‘We eat pork’: Swiss company’s job listing for a driver accused of discrimination

Is this a racist van?

An online job listing seeking a ‘Swiss’ driver has caused outrage among members of Switzerland’s migrant community.

An online job ad for Schärer Transport AG, a logistics company based in the canton of St Gallen, has been called out for discrimination by Switzerland’s Federal Commission Against Racism (CFR).

“By emphasizing the desire to hire a ‘Helvetian’ and eating pork slices and sausages, we can assume that certain specific groups of the population are excluded,” Alma Wiecken, head of CFR, told Swiss daily 20 Minutes in response to furore at the online job listing.

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Popular dog website releases guide for “transgender dogs”

Wag! is an online service that allows people to book trusted walkers for their dogs on-demand. You’ve probably seen their advertisements on television, YouTube, or maybe around the internet. Perhaps, like me, you’ve even considered employing their services. After all, they seem genuinely dedicated to the well-being and proper care of your beloved pooch. There are even ample resources on their site for both the general public, and their walkers, to answer important questions like “Can Dogs Digest Bones?” and “Can Dogs Feel Claustrophobic?”

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