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Facebook says no one flagged NZ mosque shooting livestream

Source: Associated Press

By KELVIN CHAN 56 minutes ago

LONDON (AP) — Facebook says none of the 200 or so people who watched live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting flagged it to moderators, underlining the challenge tech companies face in policing violent or disturbing content in real time.

The social media giant released new details about its response to the video in a blog post. It said the gunman’s live 17-minute broadcast was viewed fewer than 200 times and the first user report didn’t come in until 12 minutes after it ended. Fifty people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch.

Facebook removed the video “within minutes’” of being notified by police, said Chris Sonderby, Facebook’s deputy general counsel.

“No users reported the video during the live broadcast,” and it was watched about 4,000 times in total before being taken down, Sonderby said. “We continue to work around the clock to prevent this content from appearing on our site, using a combination of technology and people.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/fa25b8ec26fd4fac82ae411a05f21f5d

There are no words to describe the absolute incompetence in Facebook, they did not know how to have a means to delay transmission, maybe its time to break-up this firm, since they Facebook self regulates it own platform, just like Google and You Tube they don't care just so long as the advertisement dollars flow into the firm......................

In Brexit chaos, UK eurosceptics see dream ticket: new leader, new deal

Source: Reuters

World News
March 19, 2019 / 11:03 AM / Updated 11 minutes ago

Elizabeth Piper

LONDON (Reuters) - In a week when Brexit was plunged into deeper uncertainty, eurosceptics in Theresa May’s Conservative Party are eyeing their dream scenario - a new prime minister and a new deal to leave the European Union.

After parliament’s speaker made it even harder for May to get her EU divorce agreement approved by reluctant lawmakers, some pro-Brexit Conservatives have embraced the possibility of a delay, hailing it as a chance to reset talks under a new leader.

It is a risky strategy - a weakened May has been calling members of the so-called European Research Group of eurosceptic lawmakers to warn them that without her deal, they risk losing Brexit to pro-EU lawmakers in the parliament.

And by no means all eurosceptics will back their calls - others fear a long extension could risk Brexit and further destabilize a deeply divided and increasingly angry Britain, which voted 52-48 percent to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-eurosceptics/in-brexit-chaos-uk-eurosceptics-see-dream-ticket-new-leader-new-deal-idUSKCN1R01YD?il=0

How do you spell "clusterfuck"? Conservative Tories.........................absolutely amazing..................

Trump renews attack alleging social media's political bias

Source: Reuters

March 19, 2019 / 10:19 AM / Updated 4 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused social media platforms Facebook, YouTube and Twitter of favoring his Democratic opponents over him and his fellow Republicans.

“But fear not, we will win anyway, just like we did before! #MAGA,” he said in a tweet. MAGA refers to Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc declined to comment. Alphabet Inc’s Google, which owns YouTube, did not immediately comment.

The president and other conservatives have repeatedly complained that these big tech platforms treat them unfairly.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-tech/trump-renews-attack-alleging-social-medias-political-bias-idUSKCN1R01TJ?il=0

Hey malignant narcissistic psychopath, ever hear about what Facebook was doing to one Ian Millhiser, they were conveniently censoring his columns because some conservative think tank (Heartland Institute) backed by the Koch's didn't like what he was saying .........................and they (Facebook) even took down Elizabeth Warren's ad campaign pages, they had no problem with Russian troll ad pages in the last election, and you didn't say one fucking word, and now you and your cronies are asking the justice department to investigate..........................go fuck yourself....................why not start with your propaganda machine over at FOX, for starters...........................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough...............

Federal District Judge Jackson is taking Manafort and his team to the wood shed

and isn't having any of the BS.........................

NC Board Of Elections Concludes 9th District Election 'Corrupted,' 'Tainted'

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Kate Riga
March 13, 2019 10:09 am

The North Carolina Board of Elections filed an order Wednesday concluding that the congressional election in the 9th District was “corrupted by fraud, improprieties, and irregularities so pervasive that its results are tainted as the fruit of an operation manifestly unfair to the voters and corrosive to our system of representative government.”

“A new election is necessary not only in the congressional contest, but also in two local contests caught in the long shadow of uncertainty caused by absentee ballot fraud funded principally by the Mark Harris for Congress Committee,” the order continues.

The board had harsh words specifically for the campaign of Republican Mark Harris.

“The Harris Committee failed to comply fully with the lawful subpoenas by this Board, and that such non-compliance contributes to cumulative doubt cast on the congressional election,” they wrote.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/board-elections-concludes-ninth-district-election-corrupted-tainted

Just makes you wonder if this has been going on in other districts around the state and the country..............absolutely amazing

Theresa May confirms she will vote to block no-deal Brexit

Source: The Guardian

Theresa May has confirmed that she will vote to block a no-deal Brexit, as she faced renewed pressure from Jeremy Corbyn to abandon her “dead” departure plan and instead embrace Labour’s customs union alternative.

On yet another fast-moving day, the chancellor, Philip Hammond, used his spring statement to the Commons effectively to call for a new, cross-party plan to deliver Brexit.

After issuing repeated warnings about the economic risks of no-deal, Hammond said that if this was ruled out, there would be “the opportunity to start to map out a way forward towards building a consensus across this house for a deal we can, collectively support, to exit the EU in an orderly way”.

Immediately beforehand, at prime minister’s questions, where May again struggled with her voice and kept her answers brief, the Labour leader began by urging her to back Wednesday evening’s motion seeking to rule out no deal after her plan was rejected for a second time.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/13/theresa-may-confirms-she-will-vote-to-block-no-deal-brexit-pmqs-jeremy-corbyn

Pelosi rejects Republican bill to change national emergencies act

Source: Reuters

March 13, 2019 / 10:10 AM / Updated an hour ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday the House of Representatives will not consider a Republican bill to amend a federal national emergencies law after President Donald Trump used the declaration in a bid to get money for his long-promised border wall.

“Republican Senators are proposing new legislation to allow the President to violate the Constitution just this once in order to give themselves cover.

“The House will not take up this legislation to give President Trump a pass,” the Democratic leader said in a statement. “The House will not take up this legislation to give President Trump a pass.”

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/pelosi-rejects-republican-bill-to-change-national-emergencies-act-idUSKBN1QU1XE

Hey Moscow Mitch....................The Speaker of the House ( Nancy Pelosi ) has spoken, the proverbial ball is in your court and Pence / Trump and you can't do anything about it................................see what happens when you have a legislative body that follows the CONSTITUTION..........................you can't ................... ......................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough..............

Trump gets viciously mocked for complaining airliners have become 'far too complex to fly'

David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement
12 Mar 2019 at 13:22 ET

President Donald Trump decided to weigh in on the sad news that a Boeing airplane crashed just minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people aboard. Rather than lament the loss of life, he decided to attack the manufacturer and airplanes in general, wishing for the good old days – perhaps of prop planes?

Trump is not a licensed pilot, and there’s no indication his tweet came from any particular vat of knowledge, aside, of course, from his having owned an airline that never made a profit – despite his disparaging, without facts, other airlines.

Trump, for those who don’t remember, for a short three year period owned the Trump Shuttle, which Trump was forced to give up control over.

“Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly,” Trump tweeted. “Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are needed, and the complexity creates danger,” he added. “All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!”


AS a person that has flown gliders and has spent most of life as a Mechanic or Technician on the flight line..................this orange hair clown has just shown that he lacks any moral aptitude to show any empathy.

This dumb motherfucker doesn't not realize, that pilots, flight Attendants, mechanics, Air Traffic Control and other people associated with air travel and the the FAA working with the certification of the plane that is manufactured in this country has no fucking clue what goes on in the process and all he wants to do is inject his narcissistic malignant psychopathic BS out into the public square.

Just to get in the right seat you have to have 1,500 hours of flight and simulator time, and as for a Mechanic you have to have 1,920 hours of approved training to get a FAA license.
Then you have to pass a three test's to get a license to just be around the plane, and then you have to do an oral and practical officiated by the FAA, then to operate and work on it, and then when you get a job, you have to go school, by the company or the manufacture to be able to signed off that log book so you can work on that plane.

And then he has no fucking clue what it takes to certify that plane just to taxi out unto the runway, and the stress test that is performed on the wing or the engine and "all of the LRU (Line Replaceable Unit's) functions associated with the integration of the flight controls and the computer models associated to the simulators and actual flying .................................and fucking zippy with the orange clown hair looks at this through the eyes of fucking money...........................

“All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!”

You really can go fuck yourself asshole...........................

Court allows Ohio law blocking Planned Parenthood funding

Source: Reuters

March 12, 2019 / 11:30 AM / Updated 7 minutes ago

Jonathan Stempel

(Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of an Ohio law that blocks state funding for Planned Parenthood, reversing its own prior ruling and handing a victory to anti-abortion advocates.

In an 11-6 vote, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati rejected the argument by Planned Parenthood affiliates that the funding ban, which also covered non-abortion services, violated their due process rights.

“The affiliates are correct that the Ohio law imposes a condition on the continued receipt of state funds,” Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton wrote for the majority. “But that condition does not violate the Constitution because the affiliates do not have a due process right to perform abortions.”

Sutton also found no proof the ban posed an undue burden on a woman’s right to abortion by making the procedure harder to obtain. He also said that the right belonged to women, not Planned Parenthood.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abortion-ohio/court-allows-ohio-law-blocking-planned-parenthood-funding-idUSKBN1QT23V

Circuit Judge Helene White, who wrote the April 2018 ruling, in a dissenting opinion accused the majority of trying to force Planned Parenthood to “cry uncle” and lose funding as a condition of performing abortions.

“The Constitution prohibits unduly burdening a woman’s abortion right, even in the form of laws that directly target only the gatekeeper to a woman’s abortion right - the provider,” White wrote.

Judge White you are right..........................

And has for Sutton..........................he is really a POS.......................... ..............just fuck the Constitution..............

First and foremost this is what fucking happens when you pack the courts with ideologues like these republicans, and 89 of them are now going to be added to the bench since Moscow Mitch is just jamming the Federalist Society bunch thru, the door .

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.........................

UnitedHealthcare broadens direct drug rebate program

Source: Associated Press

By TOM MURPHY 57 minutes ago

The nation’s largest health insurer is expanding a program that passes rebates from drugmakers directly to the people that use their medications.

Beginning next year, all new employer-sponsored health plan customers that use UnitedHealthcare must give the discounts they get to consumers at the point of sale, the insurer said Tuesday.

Pharmacy benefit managers typically negotiate rebates from pharmaceutical companies to help offset the high initial prices set for many drugs. But those discounts rarely flow directly to the people filling prescriptions.

Instead, they are often passed on to companies that sponsor employee insurance plans and are used to reduce premiums or offset other plan costs.

Read more: https://apnews.com/15928e4200f94478be996a8bebc3a2f8

This is not a way to manage health care cost's in this country, it is not like getting a jeans reduced like at some store, this slight of hand medicine and drug costs is BS,

Alex Azar use to work at Eli Lilly he was fucking lobbyist and will always be a fucking lobbyists...............................
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