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Translation site lashed for 'shocking' racist explanations

Source: MalayMail

PARIS, March 1 — A major translation website was lashed today for offering up anti-Semitic and racist explanations of words.

Users who typed “nicer” into Reverso looking for a French equivalent were offered the example: “Hitler was a lot nicer to the Jews than they deserved.”

A search of “much nicer” produced the result “Dachau was much nicer than Auschwitz.”

The French-based service used by more than 45 million people a month threw up equally hateful results for the word “Jew”.
“There are too many Jews here”, “Here is the ultimate example of how the Jews control America” and “This is why the Jews are so dangerous” it offered as examples of how the word is used.

Read more: https://www.malaymail.com/news/world/2019/03/01/translation-site-lashed-for-shocking-racist-explanations/1728261



This doesnt happen by accident. Someone programmed the site to work this way

Attacked and powerless, Venezuela soldiers choose desertion

Source: AP

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The simple house on a street ridden with potholes in this town on Colombia’s restive border with Venezuela has become a refuge for the newly homeless: 40 Venezuelan soldiers who abandoned their posts and ran for their lives.

The young National Guard troops sleep on thin mats on the floor. In one room, several flak jackets rest along a wall. On a balcony, boots that got wet crossing the muddy Tachira River are set out to dry.

“I was tired of people seeing me as just one more of them,” Sgt. Jorge Torres said, referring to President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government. “I’m not.”
A high-stakes plan by the Venezuelan opposition to bring humanitarian aid into the country floundered Saturday when troops loyal to Maduro refused to let the trucks carrying food and medical supplies cross, but it did set off a wave of military defections unlike any seen yet amid the country’s mounting crisis. Over 320 mostly low-ranking soldiers fled in a span of four days, Colombian immigration officials said Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.apnews.com/5047b6d203bb473ea3ca704ad630b898

Anti-Semitic Attacks Fuel Continuing Rise in Hate Crimes in New York

Source: NYT

One video showed a 51-year-old Jewish man being beaten to the ground by three young men, who seemed to select him at random. Another showed an Orthodox Jewish man being chased across the street by a man wielding a tree branch. A third showed an Orthodox Jewish man hanging on to a fence as an assailant jumped and choked him.

The three incidents, all of which took place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in the past year, have raised alarms in the neighborhood and in the city’s large Orthodox Jewish community as a whole. Hate crimes are up citywide, but in Crown Heights, they have taken a particularly violent turn.

There were 55 hate crimes reported in New York City this year as of Feb. 17, an increase of 72 percent over the same period last year, the police said. Anti-Semitic crimes made up almost two-thirds of that, for a total of 36 crimes reported so far this year, compared with 21 last year.

The steep rise comes after a year when hate crimes were already increasing. Anti-Semitic crimes in 2018 were up 22 percent compared with 2017.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/nyregion/anti-semitism-brooklyn-new-york.html



I will never understand this fear of Jews, who do nothing to anyone. They dont demand laws be changed for them. They'll even volunteer to work for people on Christian holidays. Ridiculous. Worse in Europe by far, but this is still ridiculous.
Ignorant assed people.

Photo of two boys pausing in road to honor US flag goes viral

https://www.13wmaz.com/article/life/heartwarming/photo-of-two-boys-pausing-in-road-to-honor-us-flag-goes-viral/285-161d6562-0c2f-492c-ac15-d214e58f060e?fbclid=IwAR2W1psKoltxytQDNJ6QHNMGOQWHHw13J8RPfjAN6__9FVnylp3w2FRAr4w

An act of patriotism was captured on camera outside a North Carolina fire station, and the internet is loving it.

Two unnamed children are shown saluting the flag in a Facebook post made by The Roseboro Fire Department. The department’s chief said the boys were also reciting the pledge of allegiance.

It happened as the fire station’s Champlain was raising the flag to full staff.



*What a nice story for us*

My example of how broken the medical system is.

I need to get some surgery done. Its my sinuses; remove polyps, open he cavities better, etc. Since I have sleep apnea, my surgeon said we have to do it in the hospital instead of their surgical center.
So my surgeon is giving me a discount since I have no insurance & do self pay. His bill started at 9400. With the discount, I'll pay 3340. The Anesthesiologist will bill me a bit under 2k.
So I go to the hospital for their check in. They tell me that their "facilities charge" is 41000. But they'll give me a 70% "discount" bringing it down to 12000. I asked what does that cover? They still haven't provided me with a breakdown.
So the man doing the work charges 3340, anesthesiologist 2000. These are the 2 guys who are doing the major work. Its outpatient. They told me that the procedure takes about an hour.
And the hospital wants 4x what the SURGEON wants. For what?

And is there any way that anyone knows to get this ridiculous number reduced to something reasonable?

Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam now DENIES he is one of two men in a racist 1984 yearbook p

Source: DailyMailUK

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam now denies appearing in a racist photograph that he on Friday apologized for, and claims he can prove it wasn't him.

The 59-year-old from Nassawadox has done a complete about face after apologizing for being in a picture of people wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and blackface, Portsmouth Democrat Senator Louise Lucas learned during a private conversation.

An insider said Northam was willing to use facial recognition technology to prove he doesn't appear in the offending picture.

The Democratic party tweeted Saturday morning: 'We made the decision to let Governor Northam do the correct thing and resign this morning - we have gotten word he will not do so this morning.





Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6660879/Democrat-Virginia-Governor-DENIES-hes-racist-yearbook-picture-featuring-blackface-KKK-robe.html



Well, at least he didnt go with the "I was hacked" excuse so popular these days.
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