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Old Feb 5th, 2020, 04:05 PM   #1161
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Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals have been charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China.

Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, was arrested this morning and charged by criminal complaint with one count of making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement. Lieber will appear this afternoon before Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler in federal court in Boston.

Yanqing Ye, 29, a Chinese national, was charged in an indictment today with one count each of visa fraud, making false statements, acting as an agent of a foreign government and conspiracy. Ye is currently in China.

Zaosong Zheng, 30, a Chinese national, was arrested on Dec. 10, 2019, at Boston’s Logan International Airport and charged by criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle 21 vials of biological research to China. On Jan. 21, 2020, Zheng was indicted on one count of smuggling goods from the United States and one count of making false, fictitious or fraudulent statements. He has been detained since Dec. 30, 2019.
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Old Feb 19th, 2020, 06:46 PM   #1162
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Immigration: No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51550421

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The Home Office said EU and non-EU citizens coming to the UK would be treated equally after UK-EU free movement ends on 31 December.
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The government wants to bring in a "points-based" immigration system, as promised in the Conservative election manifesto.
Good idea, and I hope the new system gets implemented. One concern:
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Speaking English and having the offer of a skilled job with an "approved sponsor" would give them 50 points.
Given the possibility of another Scotland referendum, I think the UK should offer the Scottish free points under the language category as a good faith gesture.

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Old Feb 19th, 2020, 06:56 PM   #1163
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Given the possibility of another Scotland referendum, I think the UK should offer the Scottish free points under the language category as a good faith gesture.
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Old Mar 9th, 2020, 03:20 PM   #1164
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The UK Labour party continues to purge their heretics.

Labour will regret its shameful treatment of Trevor Phillips
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/...revor-phillips
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This is the terrible trade-off that has been made by the identity-politics brigade: they see preserving their ideology of multiculturalism as more important than protecting young women from abuse. So keen are they to quash discussion about the discontents of multiculturalism that they will even demonise anyone who dares to talk about he widespread rape of working-class girls.
I still occasionally see people say that the current form of identity politics is just about being polite, like not blurting out racial slurs. This claim gets less common each year as people read more stories about the real world consequences of this insanity.
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Old Mar 9th, 2020, 06:10 PM   #1165
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The UK Labour party continues to purge their heretics.

Labour will regret its shameful treatment of Trevor Phillips
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/...revor-phillips


I still occasionally see people say that the current form of identity politics is just about being polite, like not blurting out racial slurs. This claim gets less common each year as people read more stories about the real world consequences of this insanity.
Lots of useful idiots rallying around that flag on principle, then disavowing the results of their support.
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Old Mar 15th, 2020, 06:51 PM   #1166
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Zimbabwe Gives Land Back to White Farmers After Wrecking Economy

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Two decades after President Robert Mugabe wrecked Zimbabwe’s economy by urging black subsistence farmers to violently force white commercial farmers and their workers off their land, his successor has thrown in the towel.

Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has proposed settling all outstanding claims against it by farmers by offering them land.
The jokes just write themselves...
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 09:01 PM   #1167
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Article from 2018.

When Boris Yeltsin went grocery shopping in Clear Lake

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In 1989 Russian president Boris Yeltsin's wide-eyed trip to a Clear Lake grocery store led to the downfall of communism.

It was Sept. 16, 1989, and Yeltsin, then newly-elected to the new Soviet parliament and the Supreme Soviet, had just visited Johnson Space Center.

At JSC, Yeltsin visited mission control and a mock-up of a space station. According to Houston Chronicle reporter Stefanie Asin, it wasn't all the screens, dials, and wonder at NASA that blew up his skirt, it was the unscheduled trip inside a nearby Randall's location.

Yeltsin, then 58, "roamed the aisles of Randall's nodding his head in amazement," wrote Asin. He told his fellow Russians in his entourage that if their people, who often must wait in line for most goods, saw the conditions of U.S. supermarkets, "there would be a revolution."
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Prog heads exploding...

UK: New policy restricts entry of non-English speaking and unskilled foreign workers

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The British government has announced an overhaul of immigration policy, restricting the entry of non-English speakers and unskilled foreign workers. The new immigration rules, based on the Australian-style points system, is part of a post-Brexit overhaul.

“UK borders will be closed to non-skilled workers – and all migrants will have to speak English,” the left-wing Guardian newspaper lamented, summing up the new policy.
A leader devoutly to be wished for...
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How messed up is Venezuela?

Venezuela warship ‘rams’ unarmed cruise ship — then sinks
https://globalnews.ca/news/6774974/c...zuela-ramming/
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The cruise ship was beaming deadly radio station signals at the Venezuelan ship...
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