Iran launched dozens of drones against Israel on Saturday night local time, four U.S. and Israeli officials told Axios. by neolib in WarWatch

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The Times of Israel's liveblog: https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-april-13-2024/

IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari in a press statement confirms that dozens of drones launched from Iran are heading toward Israel.

He says the Israeli Air Force is tracking the drones, while noting that they will take several hours to reach the country.

https://twitter.com/manniefabian/status/1779239391036146144 (thread)

Israel is facing a multi-front attack by Iran and their proxies. OSINT indicates that drones have been launched from Yemen, Iraq, and Iran proper. These drones are the same “Shahed” drones that have been terrorizing Ukrainian cities, and will take hours to reach Israel - at least 6 hours if launched from Iran.

https://twitter.com/IsraelWarRoom/status/1779242628288286987

UPD The Guardian's liveblog: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/apr/13/iran-launches-drone-attack-against-israel

Israel is preparing for a direct attack from Iran on southern or northern Israel as soon as Friday or Saturday ... A person briefed by the Iranian leadership, however, said that while plans to attack are being discussed, no final decision has been made. [WSJ, April 11, 2024 7:47 pm ET] by neolib in WarWatch

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President Biden is returning to the White House (from a weekend visit to Delaware) to meet with staff re. Iran’s threat of action on Israel. That signaling alone suggests tonight might be the night. Tensions remain sky-high region-wide.

https://twitter.com/Charles_Lister/status/1779191159937458412

‘This isn’t how good scientific debate happens’: academics on culture of fear in gender medicine research - Cass review found professionals in the field are scared to discuss views amid risk of reputational damage and online abuse by neolib in TumblrInAction

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"93% upvoted" on /r/transgender/ for some reason:

https://old.reddit.com/r/transgender/comments/1c2bdz2/this_isnt_how_good_scientific_debate_happens/ (https://archive.is/mqfyC)

UPD Funny quotes from comments:

I assume this is another hatchet job from our 'friends' on the 'left'.

It's just hate - the guardian is a hate rag.

given The Economist's continued desperate pleas for other English speaking nations to adapt the UK's approach on this

Good quality research cannot be done when genocide is being threatened.

it's from the guardian, which, just like every other major UK media, is transphobic.

‘This isn’t how good scientific debate happens’: academics on culture of fear in gender medicine research - Cass review found professionals in the field are scared to discuss views amid risk of reputational damage and online abuse by neolib in TumblrInAction

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Some selected quotes:

The paper, which summarised the state of relevant research, was met with an immediate backlash. “I’ve been accused of being an anti-trans activist, and that now comes up on Google and is never going to go away,” Baxendale said. “Imagine what it’s like if that is the first thing that comes up when people Google you? Anyone who publishes in this field has got to be prepared for that.”

...

After publishing her review, Baxendale was contacted by a senior expert outside the UK who said they had walked away from a study after being told the team would only publish “positive” findings.

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have seized an Israeli-owned container ship in the latest escalation of hostilities between the Islamic republic and Israel ... The vessel is owned by Zodiac Maritime, a company controlled by Israel’s Ofer family ... The seizure took place in the Gulf of Oman [FT] by neolib in WorldNews

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A video seen by AP appears to show an attack on a vessel near the Strait of Hormuz that a Mideast defense official alleges Iran carried out on Saturday. The video appears to show a helicopter flying over the vessels as commandos fast-roped down to the ship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh3AQTBcGQQ

Israel is preparing for a direct attack from Iran on southern or northern Israel as soon as Friday or Saturday ... A person briefed by the Iranian leadership, however, said that while plans to attack are being discussed, no final decision has been made. [WSJ, April 11, 2024 7:47 pm ET] by neolib in WarWatch

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Israel is bracing for a worst-case scenario that U.S. officials believe could materialize within just hours — the possibility of a direct attack on Israeli soil by Iran in retaliation for a strike almost two weeks ago that killed seven Iranian military officers. Iran has vowed to take revenge for Israel killing its commanders, who were hit by an April 1 strike on the Iranian embassy in Syria's capital.

Two U.S. officials told CBS News that a major Iranian attack against Israel was expected as soon as Friday, possibly to include more than 100 drones and dozens of missiles aimed at military targets inside the country.

The officials said it would be challenging for the Israelis to defend against an attack of such a magnitude, and while they held out the possibility that the Iranians could opt for a smaller-scale attack to avoid a dramatic escalation, their retaliation was believed to be imminent.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/israel-iran-hamas-war-us-travel-warning-middle-east-conflict/ (April 12, 2024 / 8:58 AM EDT)

UPD

Israel is bracing for a direct and unprecedented attack by Iran on government targets as soon as Saturday, according to people familiar with western intelligence assessments, a move that has the potential to trigger an all-out regional war.

The assault from Iranian soil has emerged as one of the main scenarios expected by the Jewish state and its allies, said the people, who asked not to be identified as they aren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly. A bombardment with drones and precision missiles could come within the next 48 hours, they said.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-04-12/israel-bracing-for-potential-direct-attack-from-iran-in-days (April 12, 2024 at 1:15 PM UTC)

Israel is preparing for a direct attack from Iran on southern or northern Israel as soon as Friday or Saturday ... A person briefed by the Iranian leadership, however, said that while plans to attack are being discussed, no final decision has been made. [WSJ, April 11, 2024 7:47 pm ET] by neolib in WarWatch

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The US is seeking to deter Iran from carrying out a retaliatory strike against Israel with concerted declarations of commitment to Israeli security, while at the same time trying to prevent the outbreak of a major regional war, officials in Washington have said.

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US officials say much will depend on the specifics of any Iranian attack. If Israel intercepts incoming missiles or drones, or if they fall harmlessly wide of their mark, the Biden administration will appeal to Netanyahu’s government not to act rashly. If any Iranian attack causes significant Israeli casualties either on Israeli soil or at any Israeli mission or institution abroad, however, Israel would be entitled to a forceful response in the eyes of the administration.

The head of US Central Command, Gen Michael E Kurilla, arrived in Israel on Thursday, Pentagon spokesperson Major General Pat Ryder told journalists, reportedly to coordinate the response to the anticipated Iranian action with his Israeli counterparts.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/11/us-confirms-israel-support-in-face-of-iran-reprisal (11 Apr 2024 20.38 BST)

Multiple people were injured as dozens of shots were fired during an Eid al-Fitr event in West Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon where around 1,000 attendees gathered to celebrate the end of Ramadan. by neolib in USnews

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An officer assigned to the area engaged a 15-year-old who Philadelphia Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel says was armed with a gun. Sources say the 15-year-old was armed with an assault rifle. The officer shot the teen once in his left arm and once in his left leg when police say he did not drop the gun.

...

While officers were responding to this active shooting scene, a 15-year-old girl was struck by a Philadelphia Police patrol wagon. She was transported to CHOP by PFD medics, where she was listed in stable condition with a fractured leg.

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Police say they do not believe the suspects were connected to the peaceful celebration as two groups were firing at each other in the park right before police arrived to the scene.

Are there any other *actual* intelligent people on Saidit? by Mcheetah in AskSaidIt

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Poal doesn't seem to be shut down right now? https://poal.co/all/new

There's a wonderful, new, unlimited source of men for the Russan military -- American Sex Offenders! by jerryk in WorldNews

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Are you an American sex offender who is planning to move to Russia too?

2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA (Telescope Feed) by neolib in livestream

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Associated Press's livestream:

Solar eclipse 2024 LIVE: Watch livestream from Mexico, New York, more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_aPG0AeG1s

Elon Musk takes a stand over censorship in Brazil. X will shut down offices, and face internet blackout. by PanzersGhost in censorship

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As someone on HN said:

The difference is that in India, it's his friends in the far right that censored things at the whims of their president. In Brazil, his friends in the far right composed by Bolsonaro supporters are the ones being investigated for a coup attempt and had their accounts blocked by Brazilian judiciary (not by the president's whim).

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=39965480

I'm inside of a pig butchering scam right now by Pdiddler in whatever

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"A Popular Song For Every Year Since 1980" Playlist by Mcheetah in Random_Shit

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NOTHING HERE; DON'T CLICK!

?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

I know that video ID by heart!

Mount Etna blows spectacular smoke rings into the sky by neolib in videos

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Article from 2019:

Volcanoes blow smoke rings. Now we know how they do it.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/volcanoes-blow-smoke-rings-now-we-know-how

Mount Etna blows spectacular smoke rings into the sky by neolib in videos

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Yeah, really seems like a sign of something to come.

Mount Etna blows spectacular smoke rings into the sky by neolib in videos

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cc /u/In-the-clouds

The ring at 0:08 look very weird, unlike others, seems to be too smooth as if AI-generated. This is Associated Press channel though, so unlikely to be a fake or tampered video.

Another video on Reuters channel:

Rare volcanic vortex rings puff out of Mount Etna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ7WyXyXbiM

UPD

Rare smoke rings rise from Italy's Mount Etna | AFP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md7hRFrngk8

/r/conspiracy/ went crazy about N.J. earthquake by neolib in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Protonmail suspends an users all protonmail accounts on behalf of the Swedish Armed Forces. by Emetz30 in privacy

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Googling gives me only deleted threads on other forums:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/796226/protonmail-suspends-an-users-all-protonmail-accounts-on-behalf-of-the-swedish-ar/

https://discuss.privacyguides.net/t/protonmail-suspends-an-users-all-protonmail-accounts-on-behalf-of-the-swedish-armed-forces/17680

Your sources seem to be shady, and I won't open those links.

the users trying to reach out mainly to human rights organizations and other institutions

Can this "reaching out" be considered harassment?

Monkey Attack Leads to First Human Case of B Virus in Hong Kong by neolib in outbreaks

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Is saidit just a place for a group of a few people to stand around and judge posts by others? I don't see much activity here, not to many posts and just a stale environment. by CivilWarrior in AskSaidIt

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Don't look just at front page, my personal place to go is https://saidit.net/s/all/new/ (chronological feed of all posts, except subs which removed themselves from /s/all/).

You can block spammers/annoying people or mute whole subs from there.

But yeah, saidit is pretty small (70-150 posts per day on average).

Israel faces mounting outrage from allies after killing World Central Kitchen aid workers by neolib in WorldPolitics

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In case you missed this story:

AIPAC is expected to spend $100 million across its political entities in 2024, taking aim at candidates they deem insufficiently supportive of Israel

https://saidit.net/s/WorldPolitics/comments/cduz/aipac_is_expected_to_spend_100_million_across_its/

An Israeli airstrike that demolished Iran’s consulate in Syria on Monday killed two Iranian generals and five officers, according to Iranian officials ... The airstrike in Syria killed Gen. Mohammad Reza Zahedi, who led the elite Quds Force in Lebanon and Syria until 2016 by neolib in WarWatch

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Who was Mohammad Reza Zahedi, the senior Iranian general killed in Damascus?

https://www.thenationalnews.com/news/mena/2024/04/02/who-was-mohammad-reza-zahedi-the-senior-iranian-general-killed-in-damascus/

UPD

Zahedi was a commander of al-Quds force and the most senior Iranian military official to be killed since the assassination of Qassem Suleimani

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/02/mohammad-reza-zahedi-who-was-the-iranian-commander-killed-in-an-israeli-strike-in-syria

The U.S. told Iran that it "had no involvement" or advanced knowledge of an Israeli strike on a diplomatic compound in Syria that killed a senior Iranian general, according to a U.S. official.

https://www.axios.com/2024/04/02/iran-embassy-syria-israel-strike-biden

Who was worse to humans during WWII the NAZI or Japanese? by CivilWarrior in AskSaidIt

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For example:

Unit 731 ... was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that engaged in lethal human experimentation and biological weapons manufacturing during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II. It killed an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 people.

Unit 731 was responsible for some of the most notorious war crimes committed by the Japanese armed forces. It routinely conducted tests on people who were dehumanized and internally referred to as "logs". Experiments included disease injections, controlled dehydration, biological weapons testing, hypobaric pressure chamber testing, vivisection, organ harvesting, amputation, and standard weapons testing. Victims included not only kidnapped men, women (including pregnant women) and children but also babies born from the systemic rape perpetrated by the staff inside the compound.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731

Blood Diner (1987) ⭐ 5.3 | Comedy, Horror by CivilWarrior in HiddenMovieGems

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I can confirm, this one is pretty cool (rated it 7/10 on imdb).

Why does the Cloudflare thing behave differently when I'm at work and at home? by weavilsatemyface in AskSaidIt

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Last time I looked into this I found out this shit is actually called "Cloudflare Turnstile", and it basically fingerprints your browser (and probably IP matters too):

For Turnstile, the actual act of checking a box isn’t important, it’s the background data we’re analyzing while the box is checked that matters. We find and stop bots by running a series of in-browser tests, checking browser characteristics, native browser APIs, and asking the browser to pass lightweight tests (ex: proof-of-work tests, proof-of-space tests) to prove that it’s an actual browser.

https://saidit.net/s/technology/comments/blx4/cloudflare_turnstile/ (source links there)

Who’s Behind All the ‘Pussy in Bio’ on X? I clicked all the way through so you don’t have to. by neolib in SocialMedia

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NYC sucker-punch victim dies after nearly 7 years in coma by Drewski in news

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Now, Diaz and her family wish only for Gary Anderson, the man convicted in the punch that put Tapia in the hospital, to be charged with his murder. A translator said Anderson was convicted of misdemeanor assault in the case and sentenced to three years, though a friend of the family says he walked out of jail in six months.

what is good about south africa? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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thank you for doxxing me on the chat. by dinkydinkus in whatever

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I asked anonchatgpt.com:

What is legality of doxxing in United States in a case when it means connecting a real name to an anonymous social media account, without harassment?

In the United States, doxxing is not explicitly illegal in most cases. However, it can potentially lead to legal consequences if it involves harassment, threats, or other illegal activity. Connecting a real name to an anonymous social media account without engaging in harassment may not be illegal per se, but it could still have negative consequences for the individual being doxxed, such as loss of privacy and potential harm to their reputation.

In some cases, doxxing could potentially violate state laws regarding privacy, harassment, or cyberstalking. Additionally, some online platforms have their own terms of service that prohibit doxxing and could result in the user being banned or facing legal action.

Overall, while the legality of doxxing in the specific case mentioned may depend on the circumstances and laws of the jurisdiction where it occurs, it is generally best to avoid engaging in this behavior to protect the privacy and well-being of individuals online.

thank you for doxxing me on the chat. by dinkydinkus in whatever

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I doubt just mentioning someone's name online is a criminal offense.

Israel strikes Syria's Aleppo killing dozens of soldiers and Iran-backed militants by neolib in WarWatch

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Here's Reuters story: https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/civilians-military-killed-after-israeli-strikes-aleppo-syrian-army-says-2024-03-29/

I wanted to submit it initially, but after reading decided it spends too much (like 2/3) on Lebanon story instead of what headline says.

thank you for doxxing me on the chat. by dinkydinkus in whatever

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My view on the controversial topic of doxxing:

Name, age (in years), general occupation (without company name), city of residence - ok

Physical address, phone number, SSN, passport scan, birth date, company name - not ok

In this case phone number was shared, and therefore this is not ok.

Bengaluru Man Dies After Friend Pumps Hot Air Into His Rectum For Fun by neolib in offbeat

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Looks like legit Indian media: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNN-News18

Missing 14-year-old found state away in closet of man she met on Reddit, feds say - A 32-year-old man was arrested after being accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old he met on Reddit by neolib in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The girl had told her friend that she’d met a man, later identified as 32-year-old Trevon Nathaniel Langstaff, on a Reddit page about runaways, prosecutors said.

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The girl said Langstaff “harbored runaways” and “currently had two other teenagers staying with him,” officials said.

Lana Del Rey promotes her country album ‘Lasso’ by kissing her sister in new photos by Musky in whatever

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Apparently this is the source: https://twitter.com/LyricVault/status/1772736530123026472

From that account's profile:

Dedicated to satire — nothing posted here represents actual facts or news. Purely for laughs.

UPD Reddit discussion:

https://old.reddit.com/r/lanadelrey/comments/1bpkq7x/uhm/

This made me laugh:

That's not true. She would never promote her album!

Trump’s Net Worth Hits $6.5 Billion, Making Him One of World’s 500 Richest People by P-38lightning in news

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It's Truth Social shares, here's an article on the topic:

Wall Street is assigning Trump Media an eye-popping valuation of around $13 billion — a price tag that experts warn is untethered to reality.

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/03/26/markets/trump-media-stock-truth-social/index.html

Remember when Ukrainian fighters were caught wearing ISIS patches as was reported by @TheCradleMedia ? You see any CIA asset can put on an ISIS badge , what does it matter when they all work for the US anyway. by Questionable in politics

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Why do you think Russia's msm are better than Western msm? In Russia every media which doesn't agree with the state is banned.

Watch Russia Today TV (and other Russian TV Channels) without restrictions by PanzersGhost in Internet

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Why would one want that? That's literal mind poison.