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Macron tonight : "Too many French People have forgotten the meaning of hard work". Yeah, that's the kind of shit you say on the eve of a very large protest by angry AND working people. Yellow vests protests nearly only happen on saturday, unlike union protest that will randomly shut down the country for no reason a working day. So he's telling a bunch of full-time employed people that are taxed 50%+, are having more and more trouble living decently and that have been protesting on their weekend for 2 months that they need to try harder.

At this point there is no other sensible explanation but the one that he wants the country to burn. I hope he's taken into account that the first thing burning will be him.
Hell ya burn macron at the stake and take France back. What a d-bag. I say exile him to Nigeria or Libya.
 

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Tommy Robinson: Former EDL leader blames 'establishment' as his website is taken offline
Tommy Robinson’s website appears to have been taken down. The far right anti-Islam activist announced on social media he was working on a new site amid an effort by the “establishment” to try to “shut me up". “They have taken my site down,” he said early on Monday, though it was unclear who exactly he was was referring to. The Independent was unable on Monday to access Robinson’s website, which is hosted by US company GoDaddy.

It comes after Robinson hinted he would attempt to enter mainstream politics as a Ukip parliamentary candidate. Speaking at a Brexit “betrayal” rally in London earlier this month, Robinson admitted he had never voted but said his supporters “need a political voice”. The 35-year-old was recruited in November by Ukip leader Gerard Batten as an adviser to the party, sparking an exodus among senior figures, including Nigel Farage.

The removal of the site follows PayPal's decision to ban Robinson because he failed to meet the online payments system’s user guidelines. “We do not allow PayPal services to be used to promote hate, violence, or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory,” the company said in a statement.
Amsterdam: 'Mocro' Maffia drugwar forces financial advisor into hiding
A deadly drug war reached out from the violent underworld to Amsterdam's prestigious business center. Financial adviser Khalil B, one of KPMG’s top talents, has gone into hiding after his brother, Reduan B, was murdered. An apparent revenge killing for the testimony of their brother Nabil, who is the star witness in the case against the leaders of the so called ‘Mocro Maffia’ of Amsterdam.

This clan, consisting of mostly young men of Moroccan descent, is notorious for its ferocity and its use of weapons like AK47’s, even in public places. In 2014 they committed an “accidental murder” when they gunned down an innocent family man, Stefan Regalo Eggermont, in the Conradstraat in Amsterdam. They're also widely held accountable for the murder of Martin Kok, a famous ex criminal and independent crime reporter in the Netherlands.
Italian police smash smuggling network suspected of trafficking Islamist extremists into Europe
Police in Italy yesterday arrested 15 men suspected of running a Mediterranean people smuggling network that brought jihadists into Europe, according to a report from Italian newspaper Il Giornale. Italian investigators said they detained the men after receiving a tip-off about the network they are accused of running from a reformed Islamist extremist. The group is said to have been headed up by a Daesh supporter who posted propaganda relating to the jihadi organisation on his Facebook profile. He remains at large and is wanted by police on suspicion of inciting terrorist acts.

Officials believe the network may have been responsible for trafficking a number extremists into Europe. The majority of those arrested were said to be Tunisian nationals, but police said two Italians were among their number. The former jihadi who informed on the network said he did so to prevent the establishment of an army of “kamikaze” Islamist extremists in Italy. The informant is said to have offered information to police while he was serving a sentence in an Italian jail in 2016.

According to the informant’s testimony, the gang used speedboats to smuggle small groups of migrants across the Mediterranean from Tunisia, often carrying with them contraband such as cannabis and illicit cigarettes. Italian investigators documented five trafficking missions before moving into dismantle the network, but it is thought the actual number of crossings the gang made was much higher.

News of the network’s activities will heighten concerns that jihadists could be sneaking into Europe disguised as refugees. In January last year, the Guardian reported that Interpol had warned that as many as 50 Daesh fighters had managed to enter Italy after crossing the Mediterranean on people smugglers’ boats. “According to the information obtained in the field of international cooperation, the Tunisian citizens are linked to Isis/Daesh and would have reached Europe aboard unidentified boats,” an Interpol document seen by the Guardian said.
Viktor Orban's hopes for the upcoming European Parliamentary elections.
 

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I'd skip to 7 mins in at least, until then he's a bit far, and you're just seeing some building damage (mainly blown out windows), and a small fire in the distance. Apparently a naked woman covered in blood, but he won't turn the camera on her or the crying people, which is actually good.
 

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Boom.

Bush did 911.

While flour is flammable a big 500 pound barrel of it doesn't really burst into flames. More like it just smoulders. I don't think it would explode even if you put an uncontained giant fire right next to it. Need mythbusters on the case.
 
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Flour is kinda like gasoline, in its liquid form, gas only burns slightly, but in its gas form it'll explode under the right conditions. So take a bag a flour and spread it throw it up into the air and put a fire to it, and it'll catch quickly. The other key to making an explosion is having the right combination of energy + pressure. So if enough flour caught in a small enough area it could explode. There's a reason most flour mills are made of wood instead of metal, less sparks.
 

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Flour is kinda like gasoline, in its liquid form, gas only burns slightly, but in its gas form it'll explode under the right conditions. So take a bag a flour and spread it throw it up into the air and put a fire to it, and it'll catch quickly. The other key to making an explosion is having the right combination of energy + pressure. So if enough flour caught in a small enough area it could explode. There's a reason most flour mills are made of wood instead of metal, less sparks.
any type of particulate powder basically, too much sugar powder and it goes boom boom

just look at this, and it's just a cake, imagine an entire factory floor
 
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any type of particulate powder basically, too much sugar powder and it goes boom boom

just look at this, and it's just a cake, imagine an entire factory floor
Firefighters were already inside the building when it exploded, they were called for a gas smell. 12 people criticaly injured, including 3 firefighters. possibly gas leak + dispersed flour +spark or some bad shit like that. Multiple buildings set on fire.
 

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Briton who knocked the country of Liberia offline with cyber attack jailed
A British cyber criminal who carried out an attack so powerful it knocked a nation offline has been jailed. Daniel Kaye admitted attacking an African phone company - inadvertently crashing Liberia's internet - in 2016. The 29-year-old remains at the heart of a major international investigation into hundreds of acts of cyber sabotage around the world.

In November 2016, working secretly out of Cyprus and controlling the botnet via his mobile phone, Kaye ordered it to overwhelm Lonestar's systems. On his command, hundreds of thousands of the webcams began firing data requests at the west African company. The system began to struggle to manage the demands and parts of the infrastructure crashed.

He then tried to pull in additional firepower by sending further attacks from Germany, where he had sought to hijack part of Deutsche Telekom's national infrastructure. Researchers found that at the peak of the attack, the Mirai #14 code had compromised about one million devices worldwide. In Liberia, mobile phone users began to see their devices go offline. The company called in cyber security consultants who attempted to repel the attack, but by that point it was too late because the botnet ran out of control.

According to investigators, the country's internet repeatedly failed between 3 November and 4 November 2016 - disrupting not just Lonestar but organisations and ordinary users up and down the state. This is believed to be the first time that a single cyber attacker had disrupted an entire nation's internet - albeit without intending to do so. In written submissions to the court, Babatunde Osho, Lonestar's former chief executive, said Kaye's criminality had been devastating. "The DDOS perpetrated by Daniel Kaye seriously compromised Lonestar's ability to provide a reliable internet connection to its customers," said Mr Osho.

"In turn, Mr Kaye's actions prevented Lonestar's customers from communicating with each other, obtaining access to essential services and carrying out their day-to-day business activities. "A substantial number of Lonestar's customers switched to competitors. "In the years preceding the DDOS attacks, Lonestar's annual revenue exceeded $80m (£62.4m). Since the attacks, revenue has decreased by tens of millions and its current liabilities have increased by tens of millions."
Paris police: Several injured after powerful gas leak blast
A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said. Firefighters pulled injured victims out of windows and evacuated residents as smoke billowed out over Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris.

Witnesses described the overwhelmingly sound of the blast and people trapped inside nearby buildings. Charred debris and broken glass covered the pavement around the apartment building housing the bakery, which resembled a blackened carcass. A Paris police spokeswoman several injuries have been reported to police but no deaths.
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