Elements of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet were called to assist two oil tankers targeted in the “reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.”

Let them shut down oil production in the middle east. US producers will reap the benefits, and the Iranians will kill their own economy. Of course, perhaps the regional powers in the area could handle this? USA should not get involved, directly, in this unfolding mess.

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U.S. Women's National Soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe refused to sing the national anthem during Tuesday's World Cup game in France

Why would we have a team representing our country when that team does not even believe in our country. Kick her off - better to lose with honor than win with none.

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A crowd threw rocks at police in the Frayser community of north Memphis after U.S. Marshals shot a suspect with felony warrants who had a weapon.

Communities ignore thousands of murders every year - no protests, no self-policing, no community outrage. They don't help the police protect their communities, instead they attack the police anytime there is violence committed by the police.

The end result is that police will stop using force and will thus stop effectively policing these communities, leading to a downward spiral of violence, lawlessness, and social breakdown.

So keep protesting the people who are there to protect you... and when your community is beset by shootings, robberies, rapes, and burglaries, remember that this was what you wanted. You wanted all lives to "matter" and thus protected against justice the actual evil people in your midst.

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By selling $2 billion worth of weapons to Taiwan, the US is continuing to put pressure on China's stated "red line" — the "One China" policy.

Trump understands that the US has a huge lead and advantage over China, both economically and militarily. It makes no sense to act weakly from that position of power, and doing so just helps China close the gap.

An independent Taiwan that can protect itself is useful to the US, and if China wishes to play hardball on trade, they will find themselves facing a growing regional arms race at exactly the time their economy suffers massive fallout from a loss of some or all of the US market.

Advantage, Trump.

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized to the LGBT community for not doing enough to censor Steven Crowder despite demonetizing him and many other creators on the Google-owned video platform.

Deep and extensive content review and approval process admitted by the CEO.

This means Youtube is a publisher and is liable for the content on their site. They are not entitled to a service provider safe harbor under the DMCA, given that they are engaged in content selection.

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The homelessness epidemic in LA is worsening, with the number of individuals living in cars rising to 16,000.

The answer is to cite and punish the "small" crimes that lead to this. It is what worked in NYC - no broken windows. In LA, it means citing vehicle code violations, parking violations, vagrancy, indecent exposure, littering, pet violations, etc. In this picture alone you can see a dozen crimes.

However, as the citations and fines pile up and jail time is called for, the city can provide a humanitarian option of free city-provided housing. The housing has half-way house type rules. Violations mean revocation of housing, and jail time.

Eventually this will get the "down on their luck" homeless back on their feet, mentally ill back into a mental health system (city should provide this), and true criminals in jail or avoiding LA (Portland will take them).

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Boris Johnson has alluded to Nigel Farage as a threat to the UK and said that only he can save the country in a wide ranging interview.

Farage commands respect. That is what is required right now - someone to lead.

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An elderly man in New York was arrested for shooting two burglars in his house, not for murdering the intruders, but for shooting them with an unregistered gun. “He was in the kitchen when he heard people in the garage coming up the stairs to the kitchen. When they got to the top of the …

Juries are one of our last protections against the state.

"I'd rather be judged by 12, than carried by 6"

All it takes is one brave juror, and this man will walk free.

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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand worked a gay bar in Des Moines, Iowa to show her support for LGBT Pride Month.

So her staff dresses her up in what they imagine are "gay friendly" clothes, and sends her in. What a pandering disaster this is. It's like she's following the Idiots Guide to Politics by Justin Trudeau.

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Gay or not, this guy is a poster child for soyboy cuck.

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