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MEANWHILE, in Germany...

https://twitter.com/JuliaBell/status/1030785045227888640

Your Daily Greenwald, "Political Purges are a GOOD Thing!" Edition:

https://twitter.com/Wilson__Valdez/status/1029809399496409093

France is way ahead of us... WAY ahead!!!

Nope, Those Aren't Mailboxes: Paris Rolls Out Sidewalk Urinals




In Paris, authorities are taking an unusual approach to combat the scourge of public urination: Make urination even more public.

The city is experimenting with completely exposed, eco-friendly urinals.

The devices are called "Uritrottoir," which combines the words for urinal and pavement. They're not at all subtle. They're bright red and in heavily trafficked areas — for example, directly next to the Seine near the Notre Dame Cathedral.

And if there's any confusion, a large white and red sign with a red arrow and a cartoon of a man peeing probably clears it up.

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/14/638512558/nope-those-arent-mailboxes-paris-rolls-out-sidewalk-urinals

What kind of mildly NSFW witchcraft is this???

EDIT: I think this is the mad scientist behind it all -- https://www.shannonholtart.com/

EDIT 2: NO, IT'S THIS GUY! http://www.johannesstoetterart.com/



https://twitter.com/PsychedelicArtv/status/1025116316389265411

The Russian "Treasure Ship" Was Likely a Fraud Meant to Boost a Cryptocurrency Scam

Source: Popular Mechanics

A South Korean company that announced it had found more than a hundred billion dollars in gold treasure in a Russian warship is under investigation for possible fraud. The gold apparently does not exist and the company allegedly planned to use news of the treasure to boost a new cryptocurrency.

Last month, the news broke that the Shinil Group, a South Korean company, had discovered the 100-year-old wreck of an Imperial Russian Navy cruiser, the Dmitri Donskoi. A survival of the naval battle of Tsushima, the Donskoi was scuttled off the cost of Ulleung island in the Sea of Japan. Shinil claimed that the ship went down carrying 200 tons of gold coins and 5,000 boxes of gold bars being evacuated from Russia.

Shinil’s explorers claimed to have seen a “treasure box” in the wreckage, although no gold was recovered. Shinil announced that it would apply to salvage the gold, of which the Russian government was entitled to half. It would donate ten percent of the remainder to infrastructure projects benefiting both North and South Korea. Another ten percent would be transferred to holders of the upcoming Shinil Gold Coin cryptocurrency.

Now, claims of the gold are unraveling. The company adjusted the projected value of the gold again and again, and in a filing made with the South Korean government ultimately estimated the treasure onboard amounted to just a million dollars. That’s a far cry from the original $130 billion. The Shinil Group has also shut down and closed its website. The company is also looking into whether Shinil used the news to influence the South Korean stock market.

As for Shinil Gold Coin...it’s nowhere to be seen and the website is down.

Read more: https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a22698769/russian-treasure-ship-fraud-cryptocurrency/



Okay, crypto-currency officially needs to die...

Man who tied up, sexually assaulted 14-year-old girl will serve no jail time

Source: TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A former Virginia high school student who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl will serve no active prison time, a judge ruled Wednesday. Logan Michael Osborn, 19, pleaded guilty in September to the charge of having carnal knowledge of the girl. At the time, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with eight years suspended.

In early January, Chesterfield Circuit Court Judge T.J. Hauler decided to pause the two-year term, saying that he wanted more time to review the case. On Wednesday, he declined to reinstate the original sentence.

“The family is disappointed that the defendant will not serve any active incarceration for the brutal attack on the victim,” Chesterfield prosecutor Erin Barr told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “They do not believe justice has been served and shared concern for community safety and future potential victims.”

Osborn, then a student at Cosby High School, sexually assaulted the 14-year-old girl after they attended a school play together. Prosecutors said Osborn went on a walk with the girl, who didn't know the Cosby campus, and when the path ended at a fence, Osborn became aggressive.

Read more: https://pix11.com/2018/08/09/man-who-tied-up-sexually-assaulted-14-year-old-girl-will-serve-no-jail-time



Just your daily reminder that this is the same state that gave SIX(!) life sentences to a 15-year-old for armed robbery (and yes, he's still serving today)

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/article_0d755aee-d9fa-542b-9561-cbbbc96ce850.html

Meanwhile, in Brasil...

https://twitter.com/NoelKing/status/1025098328571371520

Now *THIS* is how to properly market your city:





https://twitter.com/HayesBrown/status/1027220234887946244

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hayesbrown/lithuania-g-spot-tourism-campaign-pope-francis

Wait.... WHAT?!?

https://twitter.com/AP/status/1026620962735902720

https://twitter.com/lyndseyfifield/status/1026785217783193600

Raise your hand if you were doing this LONG before there was a 'name' for it:

https://twitter.com/Lib_Librarian/status/1025854121612435456



Embracing päntsdrunk, the Finnish way of drinking alone in your underwear
https://www.nbcnews.com/better/pop-culture/embracing-p-ntsdrunk-finnish-way-drinking-alone-your-underwear-ncna896516
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