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Submission + - Armed police outside London Ecuadorian embassy (

Okian Warrior writes: Okay, it's 3:17 PM Eastern and Twitter and a bunch of other sites are down, so I can't vet this info at all, but...

Apparently there's some sort of armed police incident outside the Ecuadorian embassy in Londond. This was posted on the Wikileaks twitter feed (with photo), but I can't see it or verify what it says.

Anyone in London 3 hours ago happen to see anything and can tell us what's going on?

Submission + - SPAM: Democrats Started Chicago Riot That Shut Down Trump Rally

Okian Warrior writes: Videographer James O'Keefe has unveiled a jaw-dropping video that appears to show alleged Hillary Clinton operatives illegally working together with her Super PAC and the Democratic National Committee to coordinate campaign moves. These moves included starting the riot that shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago last March.

[Submitter: Starting a riots to shut down a rally? That seems jest a leeeedle bit over the line, no?]

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Submission + - SPAM: Delaware County GOP headquarters vandalized

Okian Warrior writes: [[I don't know if this is something Slashdot is interested in, but this is a piece of breaking news about 16 hours ahead of the MSM.]]

The Republican Party's headquarters in Delaware County (MUNCIE, Ind.) was vandalized and the GOP chairman claims it was politically motivated.

Police say the vandal or vandals threw at least two landscaping bricks through the window of the building on Main Street.

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Submission + - SPAM: Attempts to Frame Assange as a Pedophile and Russian spy 1

Okian Warrior writes: Earlier today the website DailyKos reported on a smear campaign plot to falsely accuse Julian Assange of pedophilia. An unknown entity posing as an internet dating agency prepared an elaborate plot to falsely claim that Julian Assange received US$1M from the Russian government and a second plot to frame him sexually molesting an eight year old girl.

Here is the description of the plot from Mr Assange’s legal team.

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Submission + - SPAM: Retired four-star general admits leaking top-secret info to media

Okian Warrior writes: Former vice chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright pled guilty in federal court Monday, admitting he lied to the FBI when questioned about whether he provided two journalists with top secret information in 2012.

While the charge of making false statements to federal investigators carries a five-year maximum sentence, Cartwright's plea agreement states that he should face no more than six months in prison.

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Submission + - SPAM: Trump calls for drug test ahead of next debate 1

Okian Warrior writes: "I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate," Trump said during a rally. "Because I don't know what's going on with her, but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning, and at the end it was like, huff, take me down. She could barely reach her car."

[Comments from submitter:] This is clearly an electioneering stunt, but a very interesting one. Why *don't* we require federal employees to take drug tests?

Many workers here in the US are required to submit to randomized drug tests in order to keep their jobs. Doesn't it makes sense that federal employees, especially those who are responsible for important decisions, should be "known drug free" doing their job?

This isn't specific to Clinton, although it seems reasonable that it should apply to any cabinet-level position, all senators and representatives, and presidential candidates before the elections.

What do slashdotters think?

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Submission + - SPAM: FBI agents dismayed by failure to charge Clinton

Okian Warrior writes: The decision to let Hillary Clinton off the hook for mishandling classified information has roiled the FBI and Department of Justice, with one person closely involved claiming that career agents and attorneys on the case unanimously believed the Democratic presidential nominee should have been charged.

“No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to prosecute — it was a top-down decision,” said the source, whose identity and role in the case has been verified by

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Submission + - SPAM: WikiLeaks Sources Face Serious Charges

Okian Warrior writes: Two North Carolina men were arrested in September for their alleged roles in a hacking group responsible for breaching the email accounts of CIA Director John Brennan, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper — and providing the contents to WikiLeaks.

Interesting quote from the article about Journalistic integrity:

“When Cracka leaked to Motherboard he asked not to be named as he wanted to confidentially leak information, Lorenzo disregarded it and listed that it was from him — he even wrote that Cracka asked not to be listed like a total piece of shit,” Liverman noted.

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Submission + - SPAM: Clinton's deleted E-mails found

Okian Warrior writes: [[I don't know if this is something the editors are interested in, but it appears that someone on reddit has Clinton's 33,000 deleted E-mails from her server, and will be making a data dump in early November. This is news waaaay before any of the MSM has it, and Slashdot could be one of the first news sites to post it.]]

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Submission + - SPAM: John Podesta's Password Found in WikiLeaks Dump

Okian Warrior writes: Unauthorized users appear to have accessed Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s various accounts after an email containing his Apple ID and password was found within the recent WikiLeaks email release.

One user is alleged to have remotely erased Podesta’s iPhone . Another user tagged WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange in a Twitter post along with various screenshots of Podesta’s Apple account and the comment: “You are going to be getting some interesting information shortly.”

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Submission + - SPAM: Anonymous hacker explains his attack on Boston Children's Hospital

Okian Warrior writes: Martin Gottesfeld of Anonymous was arrested in connection with the spring/2014 attacks on a number of health care and treatment facilities in the Boston area. The attacks were in response/defense of a patient there named Justina Pelletier.

Gottesfeld now explains why he did what he did, in a statement provided to The Huffington Post.

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Submission + - North Korea: Large quake detected close to nuclear test site (

Okian Warrior writes: The BBC is reporting a magnitude five earthquake has been detected in North Korea, amid reports the country had been preparing for its fifth nuclear test.

The US Geological Survey said the tremor had been detected in the north-east of North Korea, close to a known nuclear test site.

Yonhap quoted an unnamed South Korean government source as saying it was highly likely to be the case.

Submission + - Why ordinary people turn terrorist (

Okian Warrior writes: Atran's war zone research over the last few years, and interviews during the last decade with members of various groups engaged in militant jihad (or holy war in the name of Islamic law), give him a gritty perspective on this issue. He rejects popular assumptions that people frequently join up, fight and die for terrorist groups due to mental problems, poverty, brainwashing or savvy recruitment efforts by jihadist organizations.

[Atran] argues, young people adrift in a globalized world find their own way to ISIS, looking to don a social identity that gives their lives significance. Groups of dissatisfied young adult friends around the world often with little knowledge of Islam but yearning for lives of profound meaning and glory typically choose to become volunteers in the Islamic State army in Syria and Iraq.

Submission + - Assange implies murdered DNC staffer was WikiLeaks' source (

Okian Warrior writes: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange implied in an interview that a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer was the source of a trove of damaging emails the rogue website posted just days before the party's convention.

Speaking to Dutch television program Nieuswsuur Tuesday after earlier announcing a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Seth Rich's killer, Assange said the July 10 murder of Rich in Northwest Washington was an example of the risk leakers undertake.

Submission + - Genetically modified mosquitoes released in Cayman Islands (

Okian Warrior writes: The first wave of genetically modified mosquitoes were released Wednesday in the Cayman Islands as part of a new effort to control the insect that spreads Zika and other viruses, officials in the British Island territory said.

Genetically altered male mosquitoes, which don't bite but are expected to mate with females to produce offspring that die before reaching adulthood, were released in the West Bay area of Grand Cayman Island, according to a joint statement from the Cayman Islands Mosquito Research and Control Unit and British biotech firm Oxitec.

[Note from submitter: This November Florida will hold a referendum to decide whether to release genetically modified mosquitos to combat Zika]

[Also, here's some background on the process.]

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