Californians are turning to vending machines for safer water. Are they being swindled?

Buying their own demise…


Vended water is many times more expensive than tap water. And there isn’t much evidence to show customers are getting the quality they’re paying for

Customers stream into the parking lot of a San Diego strip mall, lining up behind a windmill-shaped vending machine that fills their jugs for 25 to 35 cents a gallon.

“The water that comes from the tap, I don’t trust it, and it doesn’t taste good,” Miguel Martinez said on a recent afternoon, as he filled his bottle from the kiosk. Martinez lives in San Diego’s nearby Shelltown neighborhood, an area located minutes from downtown where many immigrant families have landed.

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Defiant Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook policy to allow false ads

Willing to profit from destruction of democracy – he will not in the end. If Trump wins again, Facebook will be targeted for censorship and propaganda or break up


Zuckerberg says ‘people should be able to judge for themselves the character of politicians’ and compares alternative to censorship

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has defended the company’s decision to not take down political advertising that contains false information – and compared the alternative to censorship.

Related: BBC tells Tories to take down Facebook ad featuring its presenters

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Hugh Grant: ‘I want to do my bit to prevent a national catastrophe’


Actor says voters should ‘do everything we can’ to stop a Conservative government

Hugh Grant has said he considered formally entering politics before the general election, but instead decided to campaign for people to vote tactically to prevent a Conservative majority to stop Brexit.

Speaking before he canvassed in Westminster with Chuka Umunna, who is standing there for the Liberal Democrats, the actor said he had decided his best role in the election was “banging the drum for tactical voting”.

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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s fact-free claims: dodging responsibility on terror attack | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

Mr Johnson is attempting to distance himself from his party’s grinding destruction of the justice system in England and Wales after nine years of austerity and outsourcing. Only last year the chief inspector of prisons said that present conditions in jails have “no place in an advanced nation”. The Khan case threatens to illuminate how the Tory policies have made sure prison does not work, with deadly consequences for the general public.

Source: The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s fact-free claims: dodging responsibility on terror attack | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

Second ex-offender helped tackle London Bridge attacker

Ironic… eh Boris?


Marc Conway, who served time in jail, intervened with others including murderer James Ford

A former prisoner has been named as the second person who intervened to take down the perpetrator of the London Bridge attack.

Marc Conway, who was formerly in prison at HMP Grendon, now works as a policy officer at the Prison Reform Trust.

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Second Look Behind the Headlines

Culture War, Class War

Culture War is Class War disguised. The Wealthy Elite--the "Filthy Rich"--foment Culture War in society to distract and cover their real economic motives. Culture War, Class War explores the resulting cultural divide--how it was instigated and kept alive for fifty years in America by certain elite powers and how and why they choose to benefit while tearing families in two and keeping America paralyzed.


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