Prepare to see the death of the Internet as we know it, disguised as a "Sex-Trafficing" pair of laws. Sex Trafficing is already made illegal under prior laws, while Section 230 of the CDA was basically a protection of responsibility for website owners regardless of what content's posted or uploaded to their sites.
Sites like 4chan that host adult content are now viable targets, retroactively, whenever someone posts something that's obviously criminal, even if said content's been purged from a site that responsibly acts within the law.
A divided federal appeals court on Thursday tossed out an Obama-era Labor Department rule that required financial investment advisers to act in the best interest of their clients.
In a 2-1 ruling, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals said the fiduciary rule bears the hallmarks of “unreasonableness” and constitutes an arbitrary and capricious exercise of administrative power.
The lawsuit stems from a challenge the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and eight other business and financial groups brought against the rule.
The groups argued the Labor Department erased universally recognized distinctions between salespeople and fiduciary advisers and reconfigured relationships among financial and insurance representatives and their customers in setting the new standards of conduct.
In the rule, the Labor Department revised the meaning of an “investment-advice fiduciary” under the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act to include brokers and insurance agents. The change made them subject to new limits on the types of services for fees or compensation they can provide when advising on individual retirement accounts.
“Never before has the mere act of being a salesperson — of recommending the purchase of your company’s product — been deemed an act that marks you as a fiduciary,” the business groups argued in court documents.
In a scathing majority opinion, Judge Edith Jones, a Ronald Reagan appointee, agreed.
“Only in DOL’s semantically created world do salespeople and insurance brokers have ‘authority’ or ‘responsibility’ to ‘render investment advice,’” Jones wrote in the court’s opinion.
“The DOL interpretation, in sum, attempts to rewrite the law that is the sole source of its authority. This it cannot do.”
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just remember this is not about hypotheticals, it is common in the insurance industry to market 80% co-insurance as if it were 80% coverage whereas co-insurance like co-pay is the amount YOU pay, so 80% co-insurance is only 20% coverage, less really when you factor in other stuff
>Id suggest you make sure granny knows not to buy volcano insurance from the slick haired fast talking young man thats bound to show up in coming weeks.
I'll be sure to call her up on my rotary phone before hitting up Donna to come hop in my Deville convertible and get some malts down at Paulie's gas n go
The executive also acknowledged his company used a self-destructing email server to communicate with clients in order to eliminate evidence of their contact.
Cambridge, originally funded by former Renaissance Technologies co-CEO and Trump supporter Robert Mercer, uses data to reach voters with hyper-targeted messaging, including on Facebook and other online services. Cambridge was hired to help with voter outreach by the Trump campaign, whose former campaign manager, Steve Bannon, had been on its board.
In a previous Channel 4 News expose, the undercover reporter filmed Cambridge Analytica executives talking about how the firm could use prostitutes and former spies to ensnare politicians and influence elections. In one video, Nix said the company could “send some girls around to the candidate’s house.”
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>Government promises £61m to tackle scourge of ocean plastic pollution with Commonwealth nations
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>First Europeans survived climate change following 'super-eruption' by working together, say archaeologists
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Brawl erupts as thug wields huge machete in street attack yards from Aston Villa's ground
dont mind the freedom and democracy.. just comming truth!!
How many children have been killed by NATO drone strikes during the Syrian Civil War?
Is a stupid war in a third world country worth risking the whole planet getting nuked?
I think he means that MAD is not a logical defense.
This becomes apparent when you think about the fact that if anyone were to ever enforce nuclear deterrence, there'd be no one left around to continue the policy.
Nuclear war, as a result of MAD, is inevitable
war kinda has to happen when the plan is 'destruction', yes
the problem with this strategy is some small groups getting their hands on a nuke - they have almost nothing to lose compared to the country they'd use it on
proliferation indirectly leading to some nukes being "lost", clearly something had to be done
but between developped countries, deterrence is very much a thing
I unironicly admire her, that wasnt a joke.
Did you see her last video? She was fighting for her cause and gave her life.
Her english isnt the best, but there is some charm to her entertainment and her views.
It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.
The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is also one of the most endangered.
The 40cm long turtle, which is only found on the Mary river in Queensland, features in a new list of the most vulnerable reptile species compiled by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
Despite the turtle’s punk appearance – derived from vertical strands of algae that also grow on its body – its docile nature made it historically popular as a pet.
Gill-like organs within its cloaca – an orifice used by reptiles for excretion and mating – enable it to stay underwater for up to three days, but it was unable to hide from the pet collectors who raided its nests during the 1960s and 1970s.
The turtle is placed at 30th on ZSL’s Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (Edge) list for reptiles. First established in 2007, Edge lists have previously been published for amphibians, birds, corals and mammals, helping guide conservation priorities for 100 most at-risk species. Each species is given a score which combines extinction risk with its evolutionary isolation or uniqueness, with the latest list supported by a study in the journal Plos One.
Top of the list is the Madagascar big-headed turtle, which has an Edge score higher than that of any other amphibian, bird or mammal, and is still taken for food and global trade.
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Former FBI director James Comey wrote in his new book that classified information could have “cast serious doubt” on Loretta Lynch’s ability to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email server in 2016.
ABC News reports, “Comey writes that he felt obligated to take more of a personal role as the public face of the investigation rather than deferring to then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch – in part because of something involving Lynch that he cryptically refers to as a ‘development still unknown to the American public to this day.'”
The government learned of this information in 2016. The book does not reveal anything about the information.
Comey also wrote that “the unverified material would undoubtedly have been used by political opponents to cast serious doubt on the attorney general’s independence in connection with the Clinton investigation.”
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A huge baby step for glacial transport.
Britons are slow moving; like glaciers.
Cheers for erratics on Salisbury plain!
Do you think Heyworth's is after Pitts?
Everyone says, "Parker-Pearson last".
Fascinating turn-around; baby steps!
a large crack appeared in south western kenya, and this is no small crack as a matter of fact it actually looks like the suface has been littereally split in two parts. the crack runs for several thousand kilometers and is more than 50 feet wide in some places.
CHANDLER, Ariz. — An intensifying series of red-state battles over education funding and teacher pay threatens to loosen Republicans’ grip on some of the country’s most conservative states, as educators and parents rebel against a decade of fiscal austerity that has cut deeply into public education.
As Arizona teachers pressed for higher salaries and more school funding, and Oklahoma teachers won some concessions from lawmakers amid a nine-day walkout, some in Kentucky continued their protests in favor of more money for education. Last month, West Virginia’s Republican-controlled government raised pay for teachers after a statewide strike.
The clashes could elevate public education into a major issue in several midterm races this fall. Republicans are defending dozens of governorships and state legislative chambers across the country, including in several Southern and Western states where all-Republican governments have passed sweeping reductions in taxes and spending.
On Wednesday in Chandler, Ariz., a middle class city in the Phoenix suburbs, hundreds of parents and students joined teachers in protesting outside schools. A parent, Christine Clinger Abraham, whose daughter is a senior at Chandler High School, wore a red blouse to show solidarity with the teachers’ #RedforEd movement. “They take so much personal interest in the kids,” Ms. Abraham said, “but they have to have a second job” to make ends meet.
Ms. Abraham typically votes Republican, but said, “I would switch party lines” in order to support candidates who want to increase education funding. “I am very disappointed in the Republican Party we have locally,” she said.
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Diminishing returns, yes. But you have to start with returns, period. You can't starve a school below an operational minimum, such that it can only stay open 4 days a week and teachers have to buy their own materials, and claim that you shouldn't raise budgets because of "diminishing returns".
>It has been shown time and again that increased school funds have diminishing returns
Just because diminish returns occur doesn't mean you should stop funding public schools. It just means that after a pretty high point in education funding the return aren't big.
Trust me, you'd be surprised how low it an actually go.
There is definitely a lower threshold that must be reached to keep the doors open, but beyond that how the money is spent and the mentality of the students tends to be more important. If the students are preoccupied with part time jobs to keep the family alive, they aren't going to be focused on school. It makes the problem far more difficult and I am only just trying to caution people from thinking throwing money at schools is going to completely turn a failing district around.
Viral videos posted on social media show teenagers snorting condoms as part of a so-called "condom snorting challenge."
In the videos, teens put an unwrapped condom up one of their nostrils and inhale until the condom comes out of their mouth. Like other viral challenges, the condom snorting challenge has been around for years but recently reemerged on social media.
In San Antonio, Stephen Enriquez, who teaches drug and alcohol prevention to parents, has also started to teach parents about dangerous online trends like the condom snorting challenge, KABB-TV reported.
"Because these days our teens are doing everything for likes, views, and subscribers," Enriquez told the station. "As graphic as it is, we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and recreating them."
And this isn't the first time that teens have done questionable things in the pursuit of Internet fame. In 2012, more than 50,000 YouTube video clips showed young people swallow a tablespoon of dry cinnamon with no water, gag and spew out a cloud of orange dust as part of the "cinnamon challenge."
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This is my fetish. I hate the fact that it's mostly underage in videos. Leave condom snorting to professional sex workers.
Also this hasn't been a thing for years, why the sudden revival? Can we bring back rick roll and the game too?
You mean following the 4chan recipe for making crystals?
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>Sam Ballard swallowed the slug on a dare.
>Ballard, a young rugby player from Sydney, was a “larrikin” — a “rough-and-tumble” free-spirit, his mother said. So when the creature crawled across a table at a party in 2010 and his buddies dared him to eat it, her son accepted the challenge, she said.
>“Twenty-year-old boys, red wine, alcohol, sitting at some mate’s table — a slug goes onto the table, someone banters about a dare,” Katie Ballard told 7 News Sydney in an interview the following year.
>“Boys will be boys,” she told the station.
>The mate’s dare may have been innocent enough.
>But after swallowing the slug, Ballard contracted a rat lungworm — a parasitic worm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) that lives in rodents and can be passed onto snails and slugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those gastropods can then transmit the worm to humans.
>In an unusual and tragic turn, the parasite infested Ballard’s brain — putting him into a coma for 420 days and leaving him paralyzed, according to News.com.au.
>“It’s devastated, changed his life forever, changed my life forever,” his mother told 7 News Sydney in 2011. “It’s huge. The impact is huge.”
>Ballard, whose mother said he once seemed “invincible,” is now a 28-year-old quadriplegic. He suffers from seizures, eats and breathes through tubes, and requires constant care, which the family is struggling to pay for, according to the Daily Telegraph.
>The Australian newspaper reported that the family applied for a major disability package, worth about $383,000, under Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme in 2016.
Or it could be all the other chemical shit we put in our bodies in the form of food every day.
It's not vaccines, people are just looking for something to blame who have never taken an immunology, or even the most basic biology course in their life.
32 year old silicon valley billionaire pays $10000 to have his brain preserved and uploaded to a computer network so he may live forever.
process is 100% fatal.
we serial experiments lain now
It's a sizable chunk of money for some untested theory that could instead be going towards your grandchildren's education or something else more realistically worthwhile.
How many years in storage does 10k actually get you? It costs me almost 60 a month for a 5x5 and thats without temp control.
the only way this works (as a ship of theseus) is if you gradually replace the organic components of the brain overtime with non-organic/artificial components, such that there's a chain-of-continuity.
replacing everything at once (even if you've got the same memories) isn't a ship-of-Theseus.
Former British Commander in Iraq Gets Abruptly Cut Off by Sky News For Doubting Syrian Chemical Attack.
Despite the fact that the alleged chemical attack in Syria's Douma, blamed on Damascus, still lacks any substantial evidence, Britain made a decision to join US-led military action in Syria.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson welcomed on Saturday the UK strikes against Syria conducted jointly with the United States and France, saying that the world stands united against chemical weapons.
Welcome the news of UK military strikes against major chemical weapons facilities in Syria alongside our US and French allies. The world is united in its disgust for any use of chemical weapons, but especially against civilians
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 14, 2018
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