The man accused of the Christchurch shootings left a trail of references to online culture and extremist alt-right ideology.When he first appeared in court, Brenton Tarrant flashed an "OK" hand sign.The gesture was described in some accounts as a white nationalist symbol, but perhaps more accurately could be called a trollish gesture. It is used by extremists, but also by a range of conservatives, far-right figures and the alt-right - a disparate group of activists who congregate on extreme message boards.A document posted shortly before the shooting and widely credited to the suspect, indicates the author is steeped in the alt-right's toxic culture.Online, white nationalist ideology hides under layers of irony, often allowing its proponents to duck accusations of extremism while actively spreading hateful language and memes.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-47596446
Just a month ago, Netanyahu was facing a political crisis inside his religious, right-wing coalition: Avigdor Lieberman, who was his defense minister, resigned in protest of the government’s policy on Gaza, and Netanyahu decided to keep the defense portfolio for himself – despite the fact that he is already foreign minister, health minister and, until Sunday, also the immigration absorption minister.https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-how-trump-accidentally-exposed-netanyahu-s-bluff-on-the-timing-of-israel-s-election-1.6781489
"I have read persuasive evidence that this Bush administration knew chapter and verse as to what was happening on September 11 and allowed it to happen." (Pilger 2007, p408, quote from former CIA analyst Ray McGovern)PILGER, J., 2007. Freedom next time. 2nd ed. Great Britain: Bantam press.
Evidently they preferred I slice through them like a flaming samurai cheese wire, and I had no reason not to oblige their wishes. Now I sit here alone as champion, relishing my throne, daring anybody to even speak, let alone oppose my rulership of the arena.It will be many hours yet before even the most tenacious of them are able to summon the courage to defy the graceless silence my victories have imposed, stinging me like the insects sting the lion king in the jungle. But the lion has no cause for concern with such things. The lion simply eats when it is hungry.
I was posting literally all day and night yesterday, and there was no sign of Brontoraptor. He didn't write anything. When I went to bed I checked the front page and I was almost 100 full points ahead of him in the site rankings.When I woke this morning that gap had reduced to around 50, and I am looking at the front page right now watching my points ranking steadily declining because this idiot is sat on his computer systematically downvoting me.His point farming is out of control. He hasn't even written anything in days. He's just upvoting all his older comments on the sly.
London mosque attack: Men assault Muslim worshipper with 'batten and hammer' after shouting Islamophobic abusehttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/london-mosque-attack-cannon-street-muslim-islam-a8825541.htmlHonestly Bronto, I don't know how you move around so fast.
Scientists have reversed the direction of time with a quantum computer.The breakthrough study seems to contradict basic laws of physics and could alter our understanding of the processes governing the universe.In a development that also represents a major advance in our understanding of quantum computers, by using electrons and the strange world of quantum mechanics researchers were able to turn back time in an experiment that can be likened to causing a broken rack of pool balls to go back into place.Anyone watching the computer would see the event as if time had turned backwards.The researchers – from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and helped by colleagues in Switzerland and the US – expect the technique to improve, becoming more reliable and precise with time.https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/time-reverse-quantum-computer-science-study-moscow-a8820516.html
DNA ancestry tests branded 'meaningless'Commercial DNA tests that claim to tell people whether they are related to Richard III or descended from the Vikings are no more than "genetic astrology", scientists have warned.https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/9912822/DNA-ancestry-tests-branded-meaningless.htmlAccording to Excon if you agree with these scientists then you are a science denier.How do you feel living in a world where the scientists are the science deniers?It's kinda surreal, huh?
In an open letter also published on Monday, the web's creator acknowledged that many people doubted the web could be a force for good.He had his own anxieties about the web's future, he told the BBC: "I'm very concerned about nastiness and misinformation spreading."But he said he felt that people were beginning to better understand the risks they faced as web users.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47524474