Cancun crime wave

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Global refugee numbers reach record high, U.S. and Canada take in record numbers

The statistics show Canada became the ninth-largest recipient of asylum seekers, more than doubling the number of claims in a single year at 47,800.

And for the first time in five years, the United States became the largest recipient of new asylum applications with more than 330,000 claims lodged in 2017 — a 27 per cent jump from the year before.

NIKKI HALEY WITHDRAWS FROM UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, CALLING IT A “CESSPOOL OF POLITICAL BIAS”

The United States will withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Geneva announced Tuesday.

“The Human Rights Council has become an exercise in shameless hypocrisy, with many of the world’s worst human rights abuses going ignored, and some of the world’s most serious offenders sitting on the Council itself,” Pompeo added.

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud

The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.

The study took paid participants and assigned them to be “inmates” or “guards” in a mock prison at Stanford University. Soon after the experiment began, the “guards” began mistreating the “prisoners,” implying evil is brought out by circumstance. The authors, in their conclusions, suggested innocent people, thrown into a situation where they have power over others, will begin to abuse that power. And people who are put into a situation where they are powerless will be driven to submission, even madness.

The Stanford Prison Experiment has been included in many, many introductory psychology textbooks and is often cited uncritically. It’s the subject of movies, documentaries, books, television shows, and congressional testimony.

But its findings were wrong. Very wrong. And not just due to its questionable ethics or lack of concrete data — but because of deceit.

‘About 60 Organizations’ Are Considering a Lawsuit Against the SPLC Following $3M Nawaz Settlement

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Private sector warms to U.S. Cyber Command carrying out ‘hack backs’

The U.S. government should decide how to retaliate against the worst attacks on the country’s private sector, and when appropriate, the military’s hacking unit should hit back, three experts said Monday.

The controversial idea entails taking the fight to nefarious actors by attacking their computer network in-kind, probing for exfiltrated data and employing measures to retrieve or destroy stolen information.

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Tweet of the day re SPLC paying out MILLIONS to Maajid Nawaz

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