Coinbase Bans Conservative Social Media Network Gab — Again

For the second time in less than a year, popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has banned conservative-leaning social media network Gab and founder and CEO Andrew Torba from transacting on its platform, joining a long list of companies – including Medium, Joyent, GoDaddy, PayPal and Stripe – that have cut ties with the social network, according to CoinSpice.

Gab announced the ban in a series of tweets, and used the decision as a reason to advocate for decentralized exchanges.

The ban is reportedly a delayed reaction to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, which happened more than two months ago, and was also the pretext for the widespread banning of Gab, with organizations like PayPal accusing Gab of offering safe harbor to White Nationalists and Nazis. Gab has generated quite a bit of controversy despite having fewer than 1 million users.

Gab’s account was arbitrarily banned by Coinbase back in June, though access was swiftly reinstated.

As CS points out, the banning of Gab by a prominent crypto exchange poses an interesting conundrum for the crypto community, which counts many devoted libertarians among its ranks.

For crypto enthusiasts, quite a few of whom count themselves as libertarian-ish or fellow travelers, Gab poses an interesting problem. Must a site necessarily endorse views it helps to spread? Can supremacists and so-called “hate” speech be banned when a platform exists as a place to speak freely? Co-founder Andrew Torba has insisted his personal worldview is not necessarily reflected in Gab users, and bad speech, objectionable speech is best counteracted with more and better speech, not less.

It remains to be seen whether the backlash will be enough to get Coinbase to reverse the ban for a second time.

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https://www.infowars.com/coinbase-bans-conservative-social-media-network-gab-again/

Google Once Again Changes Search Results After Liberal Journalist Complains

A liberal journalist complained to Google on Tuesday that when she searches “Boston’s black neighborhoods” the “first result that pops up is a list of Boston’s ‘worst’ neighborhoods.”

“So I do a @Google search for ‘Boston’s black neighborhoods’ and the 1st result that pops up is a list of Boston’s ‘worst’ neighborhoods,” The Trace’s Jennifer Mascia tweeted. “How does that happen?”

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https://www.infowars.com/google-once-again-changes-search-results-after-liberal-journalist-complains/

Is Pelosi Doing Insides Trades — AGAIN? Flashback: STOCK Act

Pelosi is about to become Speaker of the House again.

“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss,” as they say, and she’s already doing massive future trades on the stock market.

Remember when she was caught doing insider trades by 60 Minutes, she said Congress is exempt from insider trading but they passed the STOCK Act, then quietly repealed it a year later?

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https://www.infowars.com/is-pelosi-doing-insides-trades-again-flashback-stock-act/

Great Again: Rise in Household Wealth

Household wealth in the U.S. is continuing to see an “unbroken spell of wealth gains” but China has replaced Japan in second place in the world wealth hierarchy, according to Credit Suisse’s latest report on global wealth.

During the 12 months since the bank’s last report to mid-2018, aggregate global wealth rose by $14 trillion to $317 trillion, representing a growth rate of approximately 4.6 percent, according to the Global Wealth Report 2018, published by Credit Suisse’s Research Institute on Thursday.

This growth rate was lower than last year, but higher than the average growth rate in the post-2008 era, the report noted.

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https://www.infowars.com/great-again-rise-in-household-wealth/

As Election Looms, Sweden Is Burning Again Tonight

With the highly anticipated Swedish election looming next weekend, and the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party having surged in the polls (until the last few days), the timing of tonight’s gang riots is only likely to enrage voters even more.

Up to 22 cars were torched or damaged across southern Sweden Friday morning, weeks after dozens of cars were set on fire using molotov cocktails.

Police in the southern city of Trollhättan have opened an investigation into one fire which left up to 10 cars damaged, according to local news outlet Aftonbladet. Authorities were also called to the Kronegården around 3:30 a.m. to put out a “fully-fledged” fire which had fully engulfed three cars before spreading further.

“It was a fully-fledged fire in three cars and then spread to the fire related cars,” said Johan Ytterberg, internal officer at Norra Älvsborg’s Rescue Service Federation.

According to the police, four cars were totally burned out and six cars, which were nearby, were injured by the fire.

The police have written a notification of gross damage, but no person is arrested for the crime. –Aftonbladet

Two weeks ago, we reportedthat multiple gangs of masked youths rampaging across three major Swedish cities, setting cars on fire in what appeared to be a coordinated action.

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https://www.infowars.com/as-election-looms-sweden-is-burning-again-tonight/

GREAT AGAIN: Soaring US Economy Records Best Growth In Four Years

Gross domestic product has increased at a 4.2 percent annualised rate, the Commerce Department said today, in its second estimate of GDP growth for the April-June quarter.

That was slightly up from the 4.1 percent pace of expansion it reported in July and was the fastest rate since the third quarter of 2014.

Businesses spent more on software than previously estimated in the second quarter and the nation also imported less petroleum.

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https://www.infowars.com/great-again-soaring-us-economy-records-best-growth-in-four-years/

U.S. life expectancy drops again due to drugs, alcohol, suicide

Life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for the second year in a row, thanks to a combination of drug and alcohol use and suicides, according to a new reportreleased Wednesday.

The drop was particularly large among middle-age white Americans and those living in rural communities, experts said in a report in the BMJ, formerly known as the British Medical Journal.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2018/02/07/drugs-alcohol-and-suicides-contribute-alarming-drop-u-s-life-expectancy/316271002/

Judge Orders Mom Not to Get Pregnant Again After She Loses Fourth Child Due to Neglect

A western New York judge has ordered a mother not to get pregnant again until she is able to “get her life together” and become a responsible caretaker for her children, issuing the controversial decision after a fourth child was taken from the woman because of neglect.

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http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/21660-judge-orders-mom-not-to-get-pregnant-again-after-she-loses-fourth-child-due-to