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Hedge Funds Smell Blood in New Zealand as Kiwi Shorts Soar
(Bloomberg) -- Hedge funds are ramping up their short bets against the New Zealand dollar.

Net short speculative positions against the kiwi rose to their highest since November, according to the latest Commodity Futures Trading Commission data. The New Zealand dollar was August’s weakest Group-of-10 currency, down 3.5% as economic data deteriorated and trade-war tensions rattled the globe.

Heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and China have roiled global markets this year, and the Trump administration slapped the latest tariffs on roughly $110 billion of Chinese imports on Sunday. New Zealand is particularly vulnerable with China’s share of the country’s exports climbing to 26% in July from 23% a year ago.

The kiwi fell as much as 0.5% against the U.S. dollar in early trading Monday. It has weakened more than 6% against the greenback year-to-date.

--With assistance from Stephen Spratt.

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Gustav Schuchardt

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I'd have a quinoa salad for lunch if I were you, otherwise, you'll go fucking deaf and blind!


Teenager 'first in UK' to go deaf and blind due to junk food diet, report reveals

Lizzie Roberts 13 hrs ago

A teenager is believed to be the first in the UK to go deaf and blind due to his junk food diet, a report has warned.

The 17-year-old lived off a daily portion of chips, crisps, white bread and processed meat for around a decade.

His poor diet, which resulted in a number of vitamin deficiencies, led to the boy developing a condition called nutritional optic neuropathy (NON).

More commonly seen in malnourished children in developing countries, purely dietary causes of NON are rare in the western world.

It manifests in damage to the optic nerve, which leads to sight loss and if undiagnosed, blindness.

The unnamed patient, from Bristol, also developed hearing loss and bone weakness.

Since primary school he suffered from a rare eating disorder, avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

Sufferers become sensitive to taste, texture, smell or appearance of certain foods. He had previously told doctors he did not like the “texture” of fruit and vegetables.

Dr Denize Atan, of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, who co-authored the report published in Annals of Internal Medicine, and treated the patient, said there is a lack of awareness among healthcare professionals and the public about the link between poor diet and sight loss.

“What’s unusual about this case is the extreme picky eating and the fact it had gone on for quite some time, that the diagnosis had been missed and the visual loss had become permanent,” Dr Atan told The Daily Telegraph.

“The link between poor nutrition and vision has been known about for quite some time, at least among specialists in neuro-ophthalmology. The problem is that awareness among other health professionals isn’t quite so high.”

Scientists have previously raised concerns that the majority of British diets are increasingly made up of poor quality, processed foods.

A study of 19 European countries by the the University of Sao Paulo last year found that UK families buy more ultra-processed food than any others in Europe, amounting to 50.7 per cent of the diet.

The boy was first taken to see his GP aged 14 complaining of tiredness. He was labelled a “fussy eater”, but took no medications and was otherwise healthy.

Blood tests revealed he was anemic due to a B12 deficiency, which causes fatigue and he was treated with vitamin injections.

Aged 15 his hearing began to deteriorate, followed by his sight, but despite having an MRI scan no structural damage to his ears was detected.

After two years of progressive loss, his vision was measured to be 20/200, rendering him legally blind.

By 17 the vitamin B12 injections he had been prescribed had lapsed, and he also had low copper and vitamin D levels, as well as poor bone mineral density.

He was then diagnosed with NON, but Dr Atan said despite his sight “stablising” his central visual field had been ruined beyond repair.

A lack of vitamin B and copper "likely contributed to the patient's vision and hearing loss", said Dr Atan.

While his bone weakness was probably caused by not consuming oily fish, cheese and eggs - which contain vitamin D.

Deficiencies in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, along with iron, calcium, magnesium, and copper are all known to cause NON.

The boy’s mother said the condition has “devastated his life”, he has dropped out of college due to his impairments and she has given up her job to care for him.

The woman, who did not want to be named, said: “His sight went downhill very fast - to the point where he is now legally blind.

"He has no social life to speak of now. After leaving school he got into college to do a course in IT. But he had to give it up because he could not see or hear anything.

"He would love a job - but he has not been able to find anything he can do. I had to quit my job in a pub. I now look after him full-time.

"He is taking vitamin supplements - but his diet is still pretty much the same.

"When he was having counselling we managed to start him on fruit smoothies. But he's gone off those now."
 
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I'd have a quinoa salad for lunch if I were you, otherwise, you'll go fucking deaf and blind!

This is the result of not smacking your tard child who has some autistic refusal to eat food. They have no food allergies, they have no real reason not to eat what they're given, but you're supposed to coddle these fucking speds and good job parents, now he's blind and deaf in addition to being a tard.

Man jailed for shouting ‘Heil Hitler’ and ‘go have a sausage sandwich’ at Jewish family in London
This made me chuckle.
According to the story he didn't just harass them on a public bus, but even threatened to expose himself to children. So he's a nonce in addition to being an anti-Semite.

You'd probably get a ticket for this if you did it in front of a cop here, too.
 
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It's not the age, it's the picture.

Utah woman, 38, arrested after impersonating 21-year-old daughter during traffic stop

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Was the cop nearly completely blind? I can't confidently say this is a tranny but if he/she/it looked more feminine in the jaw, what are they on fucking meth or something? that'd still be a rough as fuck 21.
 

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Could be one factor playing a role in "culture wars"? https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/suicide-rates-in-uk-at-highest-rate-for-16-years/ar-AAGJHzS
( http://archive.fo/XJqqi )

Suicide Rates In UK At Highest Rate For 16 Years

Suicide rates in the UK have hit their highest level since 2002, with official figures showing the first increase in numbers in five years.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that males and females aged 45 to 49 had higher suicide rates than any other age group.

The UK male suicide rate of 17.2 deaths per 100,000 represents a significant increase from the rate in 2017, with males aged 10-24 years and those aged 75 years and above particularly affected.

There were a total of 6,507 suicides registered in the UK in 2018, 686 more deaths than 2017. This is the first increase since 2013 and brings the rate to the same it was 16 years ago in 2002.
Timcast posted a vlog on the subject.

One Youtuber think it could be a conspiracy theory.

Cuck ButtFurd

This isn't suicide it's..."Premeditated Murder...Death By Design".
 
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Straight outta empathy
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Vegan activists separate chickens from cockerels on Spanish farm 'so the hens aren't raped' because they do not give 'consent' in video released by 'anti-specist, transfeminist' group
  • Almas Veganas (Vegan Souls) from Girona, Spain, identify as anti-speciesist, transfeminist and libertarian
  • The activists said they based the video on the concept of consent for the hens
  • They smashed the eggs because they said they belonged to the chickens
  • The video was viewed on Twitter 570,000 times with users asking 'is this a joke?'

This is the moment two vegan activists separate chickens from cockerels because they 'don't want the hens to be raped'.
The video was released by the Spanish vegan group Almas Veganas (Vegan Souls), based in Girona in the north-eastern Spanish region of Catalonia.
They published the video on Twitter where it has been viewed 570,000 times.
On their Twitter page, the activists describe themselves as 'anti-speciesist' and 'transfeminist.'

(Video in link)

Anti-speciesists believe that judging types of animals as different to each other, or humans, is wrong.
They also believe that humans favour and treat some species better, like dogs, which we shouldn't do.

Transfeminism is created by and aimed at transgender women and says that the freedom of trans women is coupled with the liberation of all women.
It also says that any individual should be able to express and define themselves in whichever way they choose without fear of retaliation.
In the footage, the two activists can be seen smashing eggs on the ground because 'they belong to the hens.'

The pair from Catalonia then go on to explain that they separated the cockerels from the hens because they 'don't want them to be raped'
The vegans then reveal that 'we separated the cocks because we don't want the hens to get raped.'
In another video, the activists said that they based their decision on 'the notion of consent.'
The vegans add: 'The hens do not want to be mounted and always try to escape. They are sometimes seriously injured by the cocks' claws as well.'
They also say the hens 'are genetically modified to make them lay more eggs' and they want to 'prevent them from reproducing.'

The activists identify as transfeminist, libertarian and anti-speciesist. Social media users commented on the video, which has been viewed 570,000 times, asking 'is this a joke?'
'Either you are vegan or you help to finance animal slavery. Eating animals is fascist,' they added.

According to reports, the vegan group has recently appeared on several Spanish television shows including the popular talk show 'Todo Es Una Mentira' ('Everything Is A Lie') where they believed they were 'ridiculed' by the presenter.
The footage prompted comments on social media such as 'is this a joke?,' 'there is no room for more morons' and 'you have to be frigging crazy.'
They said afterwards: 'We knew they would make fun of us, but we wanted to use the platform to spread our message anyway.'
 

keyboredsm4shthe2nd

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Chickens lay eggs whether they're fertilized or not. It's why we spent a good deal of time specifically breeding them to make them into egg cannons. A good egg layer can lay up to 300 eggs a year, most of which will be abandoned. Eating their eggs in no way affects the chicken.

God vegans are tiresome.
not to mention no animal (aside from apes and dolphins) have any concept of what we call rape or consent. Female horses will consciously abort so they can't figure out who the father is and kill it. Animals who fight to determine who breeds back off when defeated. They're not fucking humans.
 
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