Category Archives: Fail!

Elon Musk never sought approval for a single Tesla tweet, U.S. SEC tells judge | Reuters – Thinks he is above the law and is delusional.

Chief Executive Elon Musk has never sought pre-approval for a single tweet about Tesla Inc since striking a court-approved deal about how to communicate important information about the electric vehicle maker, the top U.S. securities regulator told a judge on Monday.

Source: Elon Musk never sought approval for a single Tesla tweet, U.S. SEC tells judge | Reuters

Fury as Australian senator blames Christchurch attack on Muslim immigration | World news | The Guardian

Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, said: “The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, rightwing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting. Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian parliament.” The former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull wrote: “Fraser Anning’s comments today are contemptible. He is a disgrace to the Senate and, what is worse, by spreading hatred and turning Australians against each other, he is doing exactly what the terrorists want.”

Source: Fury as Australian senator blames Christchurch attack on Muslim immigration | World news | The Guardian

Struggle for Global Power Status – GERMAN-FOREIGN-POLICY.com – Trump declaring war on Germany and EU

Dispute over Nord Stream 2 Now the Trump Administration is taking the offensive in two other fields, in which Germany seeks to defend its interests, diverging from those of the USA, to enforce its “strategic autonomy.” One is the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which assures Germany – for the time being [6] – exclusive access to Russian natural gas deposits, as well as granting Berlin a key position in the EU’s natural gas supply. Already at the beginning of the month, a high-ranking State Department official confirmed that if European companies continue construction of the pipeline, they risk “significant sanctions.”[7] Another US government official has now confirmed in the business press that Washington is already preparing sanctions. Reportedly, in Berlin, this is clearly considered an aggression against a NATO partner. Sanctions would certainly lead “to a confrontation – not only with Germany, but with Europe,” a government official in Berlin was quoted. “We will do everything necessary to complete the pipeline.”[8] Dispute over Huawei Simultaneously, the conflict is escalating over the use of the Chinese Huawei Corporation’s technology for setting up the 5G grid in Germany and the E

Source: Struggle for Global Power Status – GERMAN-FOREIGN-POLICY.com

The FDA Asks Abortion-by-Mail Providers to Cease Sale of Drugs

In October 2018, Rebecca Gomperts, the founder of the abortion-by-mail service Women on Web, confirmed she had branched out to the United States. Gomperts had long avoided doing so for fear that the anti-abortion movement would go after her work, but said that the need for the service was ultimately too great. “I got an email from a woman who was living in a car with two kids,” she told the Atlantic. “Something had to be done.”

Source: The FDA Asks Abortion-by-Mail Providers to Cease Sale of Drugs

Federal Court Rules That Ohio Can Defund Planned Parenthood

According to Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen, the ruling will “roll back the gains to public health—harming women’s health, children’s health and the health of families across Ohio.” Trump has already radically changed the way that abortion providers receive funds, barring them from receiving Title X funding, in effect cutting millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood. Just last month, another new rule by Health and Human Services requires abortion providers to keep a “clear physical and financial separation” between the parts of their organization that are government funded, and those that provide abortions.

Source: Federal Court Rules That Ohio Can Defund Planned Parenthood

US warns Germany over use of ′untrusted vendors′ in 5G network | News | DW | 11.03.2019 How will Trump and Trump Family/Friends profit by stalking Huawei?

The US has sent the German Economy Ministry a letter warning of the risks posed by using “untrusted vendors” in its 5G network. The letter comes amid tensions between Chinese telecom giant Huawei and the US.

Source: US warns Germany over use of ′untrusted vendors′ in 5G network | News | DW | 11.03.2019

Immigration activist in ICE detention after Sundance film debut | Miami Herald

Weeks after a documentary exposing injustices at a South Florida for-profit immigration detention center debuted at a national film festival, Claudio Rojas— the film’s inside source— was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Miramar during his annual visa check-in, records show. The film, “The Infiltrators,” also will premiere at the Miami Film Festival on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Silverspot Cinema. Rojas was planning to attend. Records show Rojas remained detained at Krome detention center in South Miami-Dade as of Sunday. His attorneys say he was apprehended Wednesday without cause and is now facing immediate deportation.

Source: Immigration activist in ICE detention after Sundance film debut | Miami Herald

Photographer Mustafa al-Kharouf detained, sentenced to deportation by Israeli authorities – IFEX

“Even as his lawyer, I am not allowed access to the information on which the Interior Ministry has based its refusal to grant him family reunification, because that is the way the legal system works with regard to security cases,” Lustigman told CPJ. “However, our impression from the questioning at his hearing is that the Israelis are basing their decision on his work as a photographer.”

Source: Photographer Mustafa al-Kharouf detained, sentenced to deportation by Israeli authorities – IFEX