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Bitcoin Price Skyrockets to $9,387: What's Behind the New 2019 High?

The bitcoin price has surged by seven percent on the day, recording a 32 percent monthly gain and a 151 percent year-to-date gain against the U.S. dollar.

The strong upside movement of the dominant cryptocurrency has occurred in anticipation of the opening of the CME bitcoin futures market on Monday.

Earlier this week, when the bitcoin price was hovering at around $8,100, the “real 10” volume of the asset was at around $600 million.

The real 10 volume of bitcoin refers to the verifiable volume of the asset based on the methodology presented by Bitwise Asset Management which found that only ten exchanges in the bitcoin market have a real daily volume of over $1 million with the exception of BitMEX.

As of June 16, the real 10 volume of bitcoin remains above $1.1 billion, up nearly two-fold within a seven-day span.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-price-skyrockets-9-387-085059792.html

Five teenage boys arrested in connection with attack on lesbian couple in London



Five teenage boys have been arrested in connection with the violent attack and robbery on a lesbian couple riding a London bus.

London police announced Saturday that a 16-year-old boy was the fifth teenager arrested in connection with the beating.

Metropolitan Police said in a press release Friday that four alleged attackers aged between 15 and 18 years old were arrested on suspicion of robbery and aggravated grievous bodily harm.

Ryanair flight attendant Melania Geymonat, 28, and her American girlfriend, Chris, detailed the encounter in a now-viral Facebook post.

Geymonat wrote that a group of men sitting behind them on the top deck of the bus reportedly figured out that the women were a couple and began “describing sexual positions” and tossing coins at the women.

The men then insisted that they kiss. The couple refused and the group allegedly began assaulting them.

Geymonat released a photo showing the couple bloodied. Authorities said they were taken to the hospital for treatment of facial injuries and have since been released.

A phone and a bag were stolen during the assault.

Police Detective Superintendent Andy Cox condemned the "disgusting attack."

“Attacks of this nature on London buses are rare. I would like to reassure those heading out over the weekend that extra uniformed and plain clothes Safer Transport officers will be out on patrol working to keep them safe and prevent crime,” police said in a statement.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/447584-five-teenage-boys-arrested-in-connection-with-attack-on-lesbian

17 year old dutch girl, victim of rape, dies by legal euthanasia



A teenager who said she was raped by two men died by legal euthanasia in the Netherlands, it's emerged.

Noa Pothoven made a "sad last post" to social media last week in which she announced she would "die within 10 days".


The 17-year-old detailed her struggles with sexual assault, depression, and anorexia in her award-winning biography "Winning or Learning".

She wrote in her book that she was first assaulted at the age of 11 and raped by two men when she was just 14-years-old, facts she hid from her parents because she was ashamed.

In her last post on Instagram, the young girl wrote that she had stopped eating and drinking and that her suffering was "unbearable."

She wrote that her decision was "final" and that she had not been alive for a while.

"I breathe but no longer live," she wrote.

A patient in the Netherlands may receive physician-assisted suicide if they are "enduring unbearable and unendurable suffering", according to the Dutch life ending clinic the 17-year-old consulted.

Originally the clinic said she was too young, according to Dutch news outlet de Gelderlander's 2018 profile of the teenager.

But legally minors are eligible under certain circumstances.

Pothoven wrote on Instagram last week that after many "conversations and reviews" it had been decided.

In 2017, 6,585 people died of euthanasia in the Netherlands, according to the Dutch Regional Euthanasia Review Committees' most recent report. Pathologists must legally report cases to the review committees.

https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/04/noa-pothoven-raped-girl-17-dies-by-legal-euthanasia-in-the-netherlands

North Korea Envoy Executed Over Trump-Kim Summit, Chosun Reports

Source: Bloomberg

Kim Hyok Chol, who led working-level negotiations for the summit in Hanoi between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump in February, was executed with four other North Korean foreign ministry officials in March, Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, citing an unidentified source.

Kim Jong Un’s top aide Kim Yong Chol is reportedly undergoing hard labor, according to the South Korean newspaper report.



Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-30/north-korea-envoy-executed-over-trump-kim-summit-chosun-reports

French Senate Thwarts Macron, Mandates Notre Dame Be Rebuilt Just As It Was Before



The French Senate issued a pretty decisive backhand to French President Emmanuel Macron over the weekend, squashing the progressive leader’s proposal to rebuild the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in a newer, more modern light.

Rebuilding plans for the 800-year-old cathedral, large portions of which burned to the ground in a massive blaze back in April, were rumored to include a host of modern takes, including “a rooftop garden, an 'endless spire' of light and a swimming pool on top of the building,” according to The Local. Other new-age designs included a massive glass ceiling and a public park.

While a design plan hadn’t yet been selected, Macron had expressed public support for a more contemporary “inventive reconstruction” for the new structure, and had announced an international architectural competition soliciting designs for the massive building’s renovation.

The French Senate, however, strongly disagreed – so much so that they passed a restoration bill this week mandating that the historic cathedral must be restored to its “last known visual state.”

https://www.mrctv.org/blog/french-senate-thwarts-macron-mandates-notre-dame-be-rebuilt-just-it-was

China Gears Up to Weaponize Rare Earth Metals in Trade War

Source: Bloomberg

Beijing is gearing up to use its dominance of rare earths as a counter in its trade battle with Washington, according to a salvo of media reports in China that included hints from the state planning agency. Stocks of producers surged.

The U.S. shouldn’t underestimate China’s ability to fight the trade war, the People’s Daily, a flagship newspaper of the ruling Communist Party, said in an editorial Wednesday that used some historically significant language on the weight of China’s intent.

The newspaper’s commentary included a rare Chinese phrase that means “don’t say I didn’t warn you.” The specific wording was used by the paper in 1962 before China went to war with India, and “those familiar with Chinese diplomatic language know the weight of this phrase,” the Global Times, a newspaper affiliated with the Communist Party, said in an article last April. It was also used before conflict broke out between China and Vietnam in 1979.

On rare earths specifically, the People’s Daily said it isn’t hard to answer the question whether China will use the elements as retaliation in the trade war.



Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-29/china-gears-up-to-weaponize-rare-earths-dominance-in-trade-war

Anyone here notice how there are more homeless women on the streets now?

Homelessness has always been a problem here, but these days I've noticed there are even more women than ever before. Used to be pretty unusual but now it's so common nobody cares.

California will get snow and possibly two months worth of rain from back-to-back-to-back 'atmospheri

Source: CNN



California is on track to get more rain in a week than it sees in two months, all from unseasonal storm systems rolling through. The National Weather Service's San Francisco office said that through May 22 the state is expected to get 150-200% of its normal monthly rainfall. It's all thanks to a series of "atmospheric rivers" that will set up over the Pacific Ocean, moving into California. Atmospheric rivers suck up water vapor from the ocean, transport it along narrow regions in the atmosphere and then dump precipitation in massive amounts on land, supercharging storm systems.

The second of three "rivers" is setting up still offshore, but it'll start bringing rain and snow to California on Friday through Saturday. Then a third system, albeit weaker, will move through the state next Wednesday to help push precipitation totals over record amounts. While the lower elevations will see rainfall, the Sierra Nevada will see even more snowfall. Some areas could see up to 30 inches of snow through Friday morning. The southern portion of the mountain range is already under a winter weather warning and officials say travel will be impossible at times.

Expected high winds won't help travel conditions either and are likely to cause power outages and down trees. These storms are unusual because they normally happen in winter. In fact, atmospheric rivers are responsible for pulling much of California and Arizona out of drought. The first atmospheric river moved through on Wednesday and is already dissipating. Before it did, it set daily rainfall records across the state. Venado, California, got 5 inches in one day, making it the wettest day in May in its history. The previous record for the northern California town was 3.28 inches on May 18, 2005.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/16/us/california-atmospheric-rivers-wxc/index.html

Police shoot 17 year old girl armed with knife

I'm surprised this is hardly in the news. Guess our society doesn't care anymore since it happens too often now.



https://abcnews.go.com/US/17-year-girl-brandishing-chefs-knife-apologizes-officer/story?id=62953191

Florida man arrested after refusing to remove 'obscene' sticker from window

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LAKE CITY, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man was jailed after refusing to remove an obscene sticker from his truck's window.

The Lake City Reporter reports that 23-year-old Dillon Shane Webb was arrested Sunday and charged with misdemeanor counts of violating the state's obscenity law and resisting an officer without violence.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says a deputy pulled Webb over near Lake City because of a sticker that crudely described his sexual appetites. The deputy initially cited Webb for obscenity with a notice to appear in court.

Officials say the deputy then told Webb to alter the sticker to change the derogatory part, but Webb refused, citing his First Amendment right to free speech. That's when the deputy charged Webb with resisting and took him to jail.

Webb was later released on $2,500 bond. Jail records didn't list an attorney.

https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/crime/florida-man-arrested-after-refusing-to-remove-obscene-sticker-from-window/77-a82d0bb3-d0d9-43e6-a90c-26b6876a7497
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