Dad convicted of sexually assaulting male steward on flight by flicking his penis avoids prison
>Thomas Sleigh, 45, was found guilty of grabbing the man's genitals on a flight from Spain to the UK
A dad-of-three found guilty of flicking a male airline steward's genitals has avoided prison.
Thomas Sleigh, 45, was convicted of sexually assaulting a cabin crew member during a flight from Spain to the UK.
The court heard Sleigh grabbed the victim's genitals and flicked them before he was said to have asked him "are you gay?", the Manchester Evening News reports.
Sleigh denies the offence despite being found guilty at a trial and maintains it was an 'accident'.
ISPs can now sell your browsing history without permission, thanks to these Senators
The US Senate has voted to overturn consumer privacy laws enacted last year by the FCC. The rules, which forced internet service providers to actually get permission before selling your data, were overturned using the little-used Congressional Review Act (CRA).
Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal said before the vote that "This resolution is a direct attack on consumer rights, on privacy, on rules that afford basic protection against intrusive and illegal interference with consumers' use of social media sites and websites that often they talk for granted." Hope you enjoyed it while it lasted.
Assuming that this resolution passes through the House, which seems likely at this point, your broadband and wireless internet service provider will have free reign to collect and sell personal data along to third parties. That information may include (but is not limited to!) location, financial, healthcare and browsing data scraped from customers. As a result of the ruling, you can expect ISPs to begin collecting this data by default. Some ISPs may choose to include an opt-out from data collection in account settings.
London Terror Attack: US Man Named As One of Three Victims
An American man has been named as one of the three victims of yesterday’s terror attack on the UK Parliament.
Kurt Cochran, from Utah, was killed when Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British extremist, ran him down with a car in central London.
Cochran was on vacation in the British capital to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary with his wife, Melissa.
The two were walking along Westminster Bridge, next to the Houses of Parliament, when Masood smashed into them at high speed.
He then got out of the car and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead himself.
Mrs Cochran was also wounded in the attack, and is recovering in hospital. According to family members, she had a broken leg, a broken rib and a cut to her head.
Botched home invasion ends with suspect dead, another behind bars
A 30-year-old man is dead after he and an accomplice orchestrated a home invasion in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, last week only to discover the homeowner was armed with a gun.
The county coroner identified the deceased man as Elijah A. White, Jr. and his accomplice, Juanita Marie English, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and criminal conspiracy, according to reports from local media.
Authorities say White and English went to the home around 8 p.m. on March 14. English wore a badge indicating she was a representative from the homeowner’s association in an apparent effort to persuade the victim to open the door, which worked.
What the hell is Nunes doing at the White House?
A former top lawyer for the CIA, NSA, and Department of Defense expressed shock in an interview with Business Insider that House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes went to the White House Wednesday to share information with President Donald Trump — going at a time when Nunes' panel is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Robert Deitz, who held those posts in President Bill Clinton's and President George W. Bush's administrations, said Nunes' Wednesday trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was "unbelievable."
NY Court Orders Exxon To Provide AG Missing Private Emails
ExxonMobil was ordered Wednesday to disclose a trove of missing emails from an alias once used by the company’s former CEO for communicating with the oil producer’s other executives.
A judge directed Exxon to hand over the communications to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat who has been investigating the company’s climate research since the beginning of 2015. He publicized U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s use of the alias “Wayne Tracker” along with his professional email.
Schneiderman also claimed the alias was used to discuss ways the company could hide research on climate change from the public, and should be disclosed as part of the New York Democrat’s probe. The New York lawman gained access to the company’s documents nearly 8 months ago, but has yet to disclose evidence Exxon violated any laws.
Visiting Imam At Montreal Mosque Preaches About Muslims Killing Jews Read more: http://dailycaller.
As Parliament debates a motion that would condemn Islamophobia, a video has surfaced of a Jordanian imam in a Montreal mosque preaching about Muslims killing Jews.
Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr was the guest of honor at the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque on Dec. 23, 2016 when he gave the sermon.
Montreal police are investigating and may charge the leadership of the mosque with a hate crime.
In the video, the imam says in Arabic, “O Muslim, O servant of Allah, O Muslim, O servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” The chant is well-known in the Muslim faith because it is an Islamic hadith — a series of phrases and reflections on the Muslim prophet Mohammad.
Ukraine now bans Russia’s Samoilova from participating in Eurovision Song Contest by satellite
Terrified of Russia winning the Contest Ukraine rejects compromise for Samoilova to perform by satellite.
That Ukrainian authorities’ reason for banning Yulia Samoilova, Russia’s entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest due to be held shortly in Kiev, from entering Ukraine is to prevent any Russian participation in the Contest at all, became clearer today when the Ukrainian authorities rejected a proposal from the Contest organisers that Samoilova be allowed to participate in the Contest via satellite.
This proposal already represented a serious concession – some would say an excessive concession – to Ukraine.
Russia is a member of Eurovision and its entrant is entitled to participate in the Contest fully and on equal terms with the other contestants. If the Ukrainians have rules or laws which prohibit Russian performers from performing in the Contest fully and on equal terms with the other contestants, then logically that is a reason why the Contest should not take place in Ukraine at all. However, instead of standing by this principle, the Contest organisers weakly proposed a compromise which would have treated Samoilova differently from the other contestants. Whilst that was intended to satisfy Ukraine, it nonetheless represents a retreat from the principle of equal access for all contestants upon which the Contest is supposed to be based.
7 car and truck ramming attacks in Europe and America’s gun control lobby
When the weapon of choice is not something classed as a weapon, all bets on gun control are off.
Although car and truck ramming attacks have happened throughout the 20th and 21st century as a generally crude way to inflict violence on unsuspecting civilians, over the last three years, no fewer than seven ramming attacks using either cars or large trucks have been perpetrated in western Europe.
In all but one case, Salifst style jihadism has been the motive. Typically, ISIS also takes credit for the attacks, whether or not anyone in the ISIS controlled regions of the MENA actually had anything to do with planning the attacks or not.
This must lead one to question why cars and trucks are increasingly the weapon of choice of Salifist terrorists operating in Europe.
Israel arrests teen linked to bomb threats at U.S. Jewish institutions
Israeli Police said they arrested a Jewish teenager with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship in Israel on Thursday in connection to bomb threats made on Jewish institutions in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
"A resident of the south was arrested on suspicion of committing extortion offenses by threats and publishing false information in various countries," Israeli police said in a statement. "The investigation was conducted in conjunction with FBI and police representatives from around the world."
Israeli Police said the 19-year-old suspect "caused significant economic damage and implications for public order, including the rapid evacuation of civilians in a number of public sites and institutions around the world."
Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the suspect used "advanced camouflage technologies" to cover his tracks. The suspect is from the the Ashkelon area of southern Israel.
Officials said Israeli Police officers confiscated computers when they searched the suspect's home.
As Sears falters, shadow darkens over American malls
To say that that the River Oaks Center, a sprawling mall in this blue-collar suburb of Chicago, has seen better days is an understatement.
When it opened 50 years ago, it was one of the first big malls in the Chicago area. And as recently as a few years ago, it boasted four major department stores—Carson Pirie Scott, J.C. Penney, Macy’s and a Sears.
But in 2013, Carson's and Sears shut their doors at the mall near the Illinois-Indiana border. And the two remaining anchors—Macy’s and J.C. Penney—are facing strong headwinds. Both retailers have announced plans to close dozens of stores around the country in 2017.
With Sears warning investors Tuesday of "substantial doubt" about its ability to stay in business, the once vibrant River Oaks provides a dour portrait of the tough road ahead for malls across the country in an increasingly disjointed retail landscape. As department stores lose out to online retailers, more malls may have to cope with trying to survive without a coveted anchor – creating not only a visual reminder of failure, but the loss of a draw to bring shoppers to smaller stores as well.
Watergate reporter on Russia: 'I’ve been saying for a while there’s a coverup going on'
One of journalists who reported on the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post responded to a new report that the FBI has information indicating President Trump's associates may have coordinated with Russia, calling it part of a "coverup."
"Well I’ve been saying for a while that there’s a coverup going on here," Carl Bernstein said on CNN after it released its report on the information from FBI officials that Trump associates may have worked with Russian operatives to release damaging information targeting Hillary Clinton's campaign
Trump Presidency Motivating Scientists to Expand Skill Sets, Get Involved in Politics
Donald Trump's presidency has motivated the scientific community, especially female scientists, to expand their skill sets and enter the world of politics, with thousands considering runs for public office.
Erin Macdonald, education manager for World Space Week with a Ph.D. in astrophysics, has contemplated vying for a seat in the Colorado state Legislature, McClatchy reported Wednesday.
"What set the alarm bells off for people [in the science community] was how little the public trusts science," Macdonald told McClatchy. "I was talking to one of my friends at the women's march, and she said, ‘I'm amazed at people carrying around signs that say ‘Science is real.'"
WikiLeaks Vault 7 Releases “Dark Matter”: CIA Permanently Bugged iPhones
WikiLeaks has released a new Vault 7 leak titled “Dark Matter”. The release claims to have unreleased documents that the Central Intelligence Agency has been bugging factory fresh iPhones since back in 2008. The whistle blowing site has revealed that the CIA has the ability to permanently bug iPhones even if the operating systems are replaced or deleted.
The whistle blowing site had revealed that it will conduct a press briefing at around 10 a.m. EDT. WikiLeaks promoted the release on its Twitter profile.
The Dark Matter was released today, on the 23rd of March 2017. WikiLeaks said that the release is a continuation of the Vault 7. It contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac computer firmware.This means that the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed. The project was developed by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch.
Venezuela child gang ‘The Puppies’ accused of murdering military officers A Feb. 18, 2014, file ph
Venezuela on Thursday filed charges against a gang of children — one who was just 8 years old — on grounds they killed two military officers over the weekend in a grisly robbery that's rattled the nation.
In a press release, Venezuela's Public Ministry said it had jailed three teens, ages 14, 15 and 17, for homicide and robbery in relation to the stabbing deaths of Army sergeants Yohan Migul Borrero Escalo and Andrés José Ortiz.
Two other children, ages 8 and 12, who were also involved in the incident, were put into child protective services.
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Senate Votes To Undo Obama Internet Privacy Regulations
During the dying months of the Obama administration last year, a law was passed that would require internet service providers such as AT&T and Verizon to get customers' permission before using their personal information for advertising purposes.
Before the said law can take effect under the Trump administration, there is now a good chance that it would be eliminated. The Senate passed a resolution Thursday through a 50-48 party line vote that would do away with the said set of internet privacy rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission ( FCC) last year. For the rules to be fully eliminated, the House should pass a bill and it must be signed by President Trump.
They Thought She Was Crazy: Doctor Extracts RFID Chip From Sex Trafficking Victim
If someone walks into a hospital and claims that they’re being tracked, and that they need to have a tracking device removed, there’s a pretty good chance that they’re going to be sent to a mental institution instead. However, according to a doctor who wished to remain anonymous to protect his patient, that very situation occurred last October and it didn’t end how you might expect.
The patient in question was a 28-year-old woman who claimed that she had a GPS tracking device planted in her body. Normally a patient like that would be regarded as crazy, but this woman appeared totally sane, and she had an incision mark on her side. So the doctor decided to check her out anyway. The medical staff at the hospital were stunned when they finally gave her an X-ray.
Trump's Washington hotel not in violation of lease
Agency: Trump's Washington hotel not in violation of lease
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A federal agency has ruled that President Trump's hotel in Washington, D.C., does not violate lease terms that prohibit elected officials from receiving benefits, The Associated Press reported on Thursday.
A clause in the hotel's lease states that “no … elected official of the Government of the United States … shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom,” as reported by the Government Executive.
Trump signed the document with the General Services Administration (GSA) in 2013, before his presidential campaign. The hotel opened last year.
USS Carl Vinson Shadowed by Russian, Chinese Spy Ships Near South Korea
The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, currently deployed in waters near South Korea, is being shadowed by both a Chinese spy ship and a Russian spy ship, a defense official told Breitbart News.
While U.S. ships “generally” have a Chinese shadow while operating in the region, it is uncommon for them to be shadowed by a Russian ship in that area, one official said.
Both the Chinese ship and Russian ship are intelligence-gathering ships, the official said.
The Chinese ship has been identified as the Dongdiao-class Auxiliary General Intelligence (AGI) ship Tianlangxing.
Israel Arrests Man Suspected In Wave Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers
A man in his late teens has been arrested in Israel as the "primary suspect" behind a string of phoned-in bomb threats to Jewish community centers across the U.S. and elsewhere.
The arrest was the result of an investigation by Israeli police and the FBI, a police spokesman says.
The suspect is Jewish and holds both Israeli and U.S. citizenship, according to multiple news outlets citing a police spokesman. His age has been variously reported as 18 or 19.
Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase Of ISIS War In Syria Listen· 4:48
U.S. Marine artillerymen are now in place on Syrian soil, north of the last stronghold of the Islamic State. A force of local Kurdish and Arab fighters is moving south, continuing to isolate the city of Raqqa.
They're in the opening stages of a major military operation that officials say could last into the fall.
What comes next is expected to have huge implications not only for the fate of ISIS but also for the relationship between Turkey and Russia, as well as the geographic outlines of the future Syrian state.
It will be very complicated.
Sometime next month, following a Turkish referendum that could give more power to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the U.S. is expected to take a controversial step: equipping local Arab and Kurdish forces in Syria with small arms, heavy machine guns and other weapons to begin the final battle for Raqqa.
Major Advertisers Withdraw from Google Despite Company’s Crackdown on ‘Offensive’ Content
A group of major U.S. advertisers, including AT&T, Verizon, and Johnson & Johnson have withdrawn their advertising from Google, despite the company’s pledge to crack down on “offensive” and “extremist” content.
AT&T claimed to be “deeply concerned” about their adverts appearing alongside content on YouTube promoting “hate.”
“We are deeply concerned that our ads may have appeared alongside YouTube content promoting terrorism and hate,” said AT&T in a statement, pulling all Google advertisements except for search results. “Until Google can ensure this won’t happen again, we are removing our ads from Google’s non-search platforms.”
Belgian Security Forces Foil Possible Car Attack in Antwerp
Belgian police arrested an inebriated 39-year-old French man of North African descent after he attempted to drive through a crowd in Antwerp in a car containing weapons before being stopped by Belgian security forces, officials said Thursday.
The suspect, a French national and resident whom officials identified as Mohamed R., was found under the influence of drugs, alcohol or possibly both, according to a Belgian official. A French police officer said the suspect’s blood-alcohol content was several times above the legal limit.
Authorities would likely wait until Friday to interview him, the Belgian official said, giving the man time to clear the substances from his system.
Around 11 a.m., a car registered in France drove rapidly toward pedestrians in the center of Antwerp, causing them to jump out of the car’s way, a spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said. No one was injured or killed in the incident, he said.
The car fled when soldiers attempted to intercept it but was later stopped by the Antwerp police’s rapid response team, who arrested the suspect, the Belgian prosecutor’s office said.
Site of Jesus' tomb re-opens following painstaking restoration in Jerusalem
It's one of Christianity's holiest sites – the burial chamber where Jesus Christ is believed to have been entombed. Now following nine months of meticulous restoration, it's reopened to the devoted.
Situated in the heart of the Christian quarter in Jerusalem's Old City, much-needed repairs were conducted to the Edicule, a small limestone and marble structure built on the site identified in the 4th century as Jesus' final resting place following his crucifixion.
The ambitious project was overseen by the World Monuments Fund (WMF) while Antonia Moropoulou of the National Technical University of Athens led an interdisciplinary team of specialists and masons who carried out the work.
It was unveiled to the public on Wednesday
Robert Iger will remain Disney CEO into 2019
As many expected, Robert Iger will stay on a while longer as Disney's CEO and Chairman.
The Walt Disney Company board said Thursday that it had extended Iger's contract to July 2, 2019.
The board cited Iger's "outstanding leadership, his record of success in a changing media landscape, and his clear strategic vision for Disney’s future."
Iger, who is 66, had previously set a target departure date of 2018; his previous contract ran into mid-2018. But last April, one of the leading candidates to succeed Iger, Disney COO Thomas Staggs, stepped down.
Iger became Disney's President and Chief Operating Officer in 2000, and added the CEO title in 2005 after Michael Eisner departed. He became chairman in 2012.
During his tenure at Disney, the entertainment giant has expanded its holdings to include Pixar in 2006, the Marvel comics brand in 2009 and Lucasfilm and its Star Wars franchise in 2012. Last year, Disney became the first studio to take in more than $7 billion in worldwide box office receipts, with hits such as Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Moana and The Jungle Book.
Iger has also overseen the expansion of Disney's theme parks to Shanghai China, which opened last year, and new park attractions devoted to Frozen and new ones in the works for Star Wars and Avatar. He has also directed the company's advances into online streaming by acquiring a one-third stake of BAMTech, the digital streaming unit of Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), and plans this year to launch a direct-to-consumer sports video service with some ESPN content.
Iger said he'll work with the board to find the next CEO while "continuing to build on our proven strategy for growth." He will also serve as a consultant for three years after his departure.
4 times in one year ISIS KILLER CARS have been used to murder hundreds of pedestrians
Cars and trucks are being used by jihadist terrorists to "mow down" pedestrians.
Four people have been killed, and at Least 20 injured after a terrorist driving an SUV vehicle ran over pedestrians in central London.
ISIS/Al-Qaeda have weaponized cars, trucks and SUVs to inflict deadly attacks on civilians in Europe and America.
Schumer: Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch
Senate Democrats will attempt to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced on Thursday during a speech on the Senate floor.
This is the fourth day of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Gorsuch, who currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Although the more liberal members of the committee tried to provoke Gorsuch, the Colorado judge remained poised and disciplined during his testimony on Tuesday and Wednesday, avoiding any missteps.
That part of the hearing process is now over, and senators are now listening to witnesses for and against the nomination. Gorsuch appears to continue headed toward a successful confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate.
But today Schumer criticized what he called Gorsuch’s “lack of candor and desire to answer” questions before the committee. He then announced, “After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court.”
While it only takes a simple majority of 51 votes in the 100-member Senate to confirm a nominee, Schumer then went on to say that Gorsuch “will have to earn 60 votes for confirmation.”
Following YouTube gaffe, AT&T, Verizon may pull most of their ads from Google
After their ads appeared next to extremist content on YouTube, telecom companies AT&T and Verizon said they were going to pull their ads from the video site. But the fallout may go further than just YouTube.
Google’s Chief Business Officer Phillip Schindler issued an apology on the company’s blog on Monday, saying the practice is unacceptable. “We know that this is unacceptable to the advertisers and agencies who put their trust in us,” Schindler wrote in the blog statement.
On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal said the ad cuts may expand past YouTube, covering “much of their advertising from Google.”
Google did not immediately respond when reached for comment for this story.
Laptop ban creates turbulence for airline profits
A carry-on ban by Washington and London for laptops on flights from some airports will hit the profits of affected airlines, especially the lucrative business class segments of Gulf carriers, analysts said Thursday.
Washington decided to ban electronic devices bigger than mobile phones on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in seven Middle Eastern countries and Turkey. Britain followed with a similar ban from five countries from the Middle East, northern Africa and Turkey.
"It's unusual to a have a security measure that is geographically selective," said Bertrand Mouly-Aigrot, an associate at Archery Strategy Consulting, which specialises in the security and transportation sectors.
"One of the probable knock-on effects is that certain travellers will turn to other companies" for their trips to the United States but "if the threat is there, it could be shifted to connecting flights," he told AFP.
In addition to the risk of losing passengers and suffering a nosedive in client satisfaction, the impacted airlines will also have to bear the costs of checking in and screening more luggage, said experts.
Banning laptops and other electronic devices in cabins should in theory reduce the risk of their being used to hide a bomb, as scanners for checked luggage are usually more sophisticated.
The US ban affects around 50 flights per day from nine airlines: Royal Jordanian, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Saudia, Kuwait Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways.
The British ban affects 14 airlines: British Airways, EasyJet, Jet2.com, Monarch, Thomas Cook, Thomson, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airways, Atlas-Global Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Egyptair, Royal Jordanian, Tunis Air and Saudia.
Dr. Phil Exploits Sex Slave Victim
Dr. Phil took initiative by shedding some light in the dark corners of elite pedophile rings by inner viewing a victim. He unraveled the sex crimes to millions of viewers across the U.S. in an interview with a former child sex slave.
The former child sex slave was known as Kendall.
She was repeatedly sexually abused as a young child. Kendall narrated her detailed life while growing up as a sex slave to an elite pedophile ring.
It’s no surprise that high-level government officials habitually abuse children. Dr. Phil exposed the abuses by spreading awareness a platform that will reach out to many people. But did this interview result in arrests?
Bob Woodward: Obama officials possibly facing criminal charges for unmasking scheme
The Washington Post's Bob Woodward warned on Wednesday that there are people from the Obama administration who could be facing criminal charges for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members from surveillance of foreign officials.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said earlier that he had briefed Trump on new information, unrelated to an investigation into Russian activities, that suggested that several members of Trump's transition team and perhaps Trump himself had their identities "unmasked" after their communications were intercepted by U.S. intelligence officials.
The revelation is notable because identities of Americans are generally supposed to remain "masked" if American communications are swept up during surveillance of foreign individuals
‘Nephilim’ Child Born In India
A woman in India claims that she has conceived a Nephilim son. The mother claims that her offspring is actually a reincarnation of a Hindu god.
The idea of Nephilim is based on beliefs that they are offspring’s that result from sexual relations between the sons of God and daughters of men.
The word Nephilim in Hebrew means to fall. The refers to fallen angel. It’s often mentioned in the Bible, Koran and the Talmud and the Koran.
The woman is known as Khalida Begum. She is a mother of four children. She gave birth to the unnamed baby boy on Monday. Begum was shocked when she saw the alien-like appearance of the baby.
Fear Grips Europe : Belgium Attack After London Parliament
Fear is starting to grip Europe all over again because of terrorism threats following yesterday's London attack.
Another man tried to drive into a crowd in Belgium but the authorities were quick to act and respond before the suspect could do further harm to random people.
A man tried to drive at high speed through a busy shopping street in Antwerp, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. The car was stopped at the port docks. Its driver identified as a Frenchman living in France was swiftly arrested.
ISIS Claims Responsibility For London Terror Attack
The Islamic State (ISIS) group on Thursday has said it is responsible for the deadly attack at the British Parliament yesterday that killed four people. Prime Minister Theresa May also identified the attacker as a British-born man who is known to intelligence services.
Amaq, the propaganda agency linked to the jihadist organization, said the ISIS was responsible for the terror attack. It said that the attacker was a soldier of the Islamic State. It also said that the operation was carried out in response to calls to target " coalition countries". Amaq cited a "security source". This confirms earlier beliefs of London authorities including Defense Secretary Michael Fallon to treat the attack as an act of terror.
#HWNDU Moving Out of the U.S.
" America is not safe enough."
Claiming America is supposed "not safe" enough for his work, actor LaBeouf is moving again the location for his controversial anti-Donald Trump art installation.
The "He Will Not Divide Us" webcam exhibit has been adopted by the Liverpool-based Foundation for Art and Creative Technology ( FACT).
LaBeouf and other artists wrote in a statement that events have "shown that America is simply not safe enough" for their artwork to exist.
London Under Attack
London authorities believe Islamist-related terrorism is behind the Westminster attack. The police said they think they already know who the attacker is as the death toll for the attack has risen to five already.
The death casualties include three members of the public, the attacker who was shot dead and a police officer.
40 people have been injured, including three police officers. Two of the officers are in serious condition.
Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack on the heart of the capital was " sick and depraved". She said the attack was an attempt to defeat UK values but said they will not succeed.
A critical immigration trend undermines Donald Trump’s entire case for a border wall
There's a really good reason for Donald Trump to rethink his hardline anti-immigration promise of building a costly “Great Wall” along the US-Mexico border: Many fewer people are actually trying to cross into the United States illegally.
Those are the findings of a new study released as part of the Brookings Institution’s Papers on Economic Activity conference, and authored by University of California, San Diego economists Gordon Hanson, Chen Liu and Craig McIntosh.
Illinois Legislature Rejects Bill That Would Recognize Obama’s Birthday as State Holiday
The Illinois legislature rejected a bill on Tuesday that would recognize former Illinois Senator and President Barack Obama's birthday as a state holiday.
Although Obama received a warm reception from his former colleagues last year when he delivered a speech on the Illinois House floor, lawmakers voted against designating his birthday as a state holiday, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Under a new proposal, state facilities and schools would close each year on Aug. 4, Obama's birthday. But opponents said while it might be good to recognize the former president and ex-state lawmaker, people shouldn't get the day off work. The House measure received 54 votes, six votes short of what it needed to be approved and sent to Obama's old stomping grounds in the Illinois Senate.
Chelsea and Ivanka Are Trading Places
Be honest: Six months ago, if someone had told you that Ivanka Trump, fashion-peddling, glamour-gal scion of the Trump real-estate and branding dynasty, would be moving into her own West Wing Office, getting special security clearance which will allow her to view classified info, trying on the role of policy maven, and even receiving her own “government-issued devices,” you’d have thought they were bonkers, or baked, or both.
Le Pen: London Attacks Prove The Need For Stronger Borders
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said that yesterday's London attacks proved the importance of protecting national borders and stepping up security measures, especially against terrorism.
Le Pen in a BFM TV and RMC radio interview on Thursday said that countries had to cooperate with each other on sharing intelligence information. Le Pen also said she favors closing down mosques with links to extremism and in taking out the French nationality of those who are holding out more than one passport who were guilty of committing attacks.
The National Front leader also said that the problem we have now has to do with "low-cost terrorism". She said that borders must be controlled.
Cities ignore ICE, release over 200 criminal illegals in one week
Despite being suspected of homicide, convicted of arson, and sentenced for aggravated assault, DUIs and other offenses, a report shows that more than 200 illegal aliens were released from prisons and jails by local authorities in sanctuary cities from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.
The report was issued Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It is the first report in a series that will be issued as part of President Trump’s January executive order calling for the Department of Homeland Security to publish a weekly “Declined Detainer Outcome Report.”
The United States is swimming in crude oil
The United States has got a lot of crude oil on its hands right now.
According to data released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) overnight, stockpiles swelled by a further 4.95 million barrels to 533.1 million barrels.
That was near double the 2.8 million inventory build expected, and left stockpiles at the highest level on record.
A lot of crude, not only in absolute levels, but also based on current consumption levels.
This chart from the Commonwealth Bank underlines that last point.
Rockville Rape By Illegal Is Why Trump Wants The Wall
Two students have been accused of raping their fellow student at Rockville High. Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary condemned the incidence.
One of the offenders is an 18-year-old with a pending immigration case. He and his fellow student assaulted a 14-year-old girl. Spicer also used the Maryland rape case to explain why the President is making illegal immigration a priority.
The two suspects was identified as Henry E. Sanchez, 18, and Jose O. Montano, 17. The incident happened Thursday in a bathroom stall during school hours at Rockville High School. The two approached the 14-year-old girl in a hallway and they asked her to walk with them. Montano asked her for sex, she refused and they forced her into the bathroom.
The New York Observer Published a Seemingly Fake Anti-Trump Story
The New York Observer reported on Tuesday that the Trump Organization sent a cease and desist letter to a California teenager requesting that she take down her website, but the Trump Organization denies they ever sent such a letter.
Supposedly, 17-year-old Lucy created a website called TrumpScratch.com in early March, where users can scratch up Trump's digital face with kitten claws. TrumpScratch.com is now a pornography site.
An alleged cease and desist letter later threatened legal action, leading Lucy to switch the site's domain name to KittenFeed.com. Lucy claims Trump's lawyers continue to go after her.
4chan Predicts The Sudden Death of David Brock, CEO of Media Matters
Earlier this month, there was an anonymous post on 4chan, discussing David Brock.
The posting said,
“James Alefantis is a Rothschild, He was the boyfriend of David Brock of Media Matters Who is now under heavy investigation and is the only link to Alefantis Rothschilds are going to clean up Media Matters in a giant fire, Brock to be found dead of a heart attack later Spread the word.”
David Brock’s boyfriend is Alefantis. It should be noted that James Alefantis owns a pizza restaurant. The famous one that has been the center of attention for child trafficking lately. It is so ominous that the last person that could tie any of this together was David Brock, who just had a heart attack.
Hillary Clinton Covered Up Weiner’s Alleged Sex Crimes With 15 yr old During Election
New York Police Department detectives and sources working an underage child pornography case against Anthony Weiner confirm the laptop seized from the former congressman contains proof that Hillary Clinton knew he was engaging in a long sexual relationship with a minor but did not intervene to alert any state or federal authorities to protect the 15 year old.
Not blowing the whistle on the serial sexter allowed Weiner to keep sexting the youth via cell phone and internet chats for approximately another four more months, NYPD sources said. While Clinton was busy campaigning to be the first female US president with Weiner’s wife and aide Huma Abedin, he was at home sending the 15-year-old online porn and divulging his rape fantasies to the girl, NYPD sources said. Weiner also apparently talked on the telephone with the girl, based on intelligence gleaned from the laptop.
Instead of rescuing the minor from a sex-obsessed Weiner, Clinton who was the Democratic presidential candidate at the time and eventual front runner, counseled her long time aide Abedin, to end her relationship with him because bad publicity could harm the campaign. NYPD officials said Clinton and Abedin discovered Weiner’s sexting with the minor in April 2016 and that he had already been corresponding with the youth for months.
7 Arrests Made In London Terror Attack
London authorities have arrested seven people in relation to the Westminster attacks on Wednesday.
The Metropolitan Police had searched six addresses and made seven arrests.
Defense Secretary Michael Fallon repeated what was earlier announced- that the authorities are looking at the attack as linked to Islamic terrorism.
Fallon also said that police authorities are working non-stop to investigate the attacks further. He said the police are particularly looking closer at the attacker's background. Police are also finding out how the attacker got hold of the car he used for the attacks, and where the car was the past two days.
The police are also investigating who may have helped the attacker, and the others he may have contacted to carry out his attacks.
Losing Sense Of Smell Predicts Early Death
A new study suggests that people who lose their sense of smell in middle or older age risk dying early.
Previous research has shown that there’s a link between Alzheimer’s disease and a diminished sense of smell.
However, new study has shown that there’s a probability of early death for individuals who lose sense of smell.
A study was conducted by Scientists from Stockholm University. The Scientists conducted a research by following Swedes aged between 40 and 90 for 10 years.
The participants were asked to test the 13 different odors.
The Scientists found out that the probability of death was linked to how well they scored on the odor test. For every wrong answer, the probability of dying increased over the study period by eight per cent.
America's Most Prominent Anti-Muslim Activist Is Welcome at the White House
On Monday night, Brigitte Gabriel, head of ACT for America, tweeted that she was, “In D.C, preparing for my meeting at the White House. What topics would you like me to address?” Among the replies: “Ban sharia law from US,”, “Officially identify Islam as a political system and not a ‘religion’” and “ask how we can get islam [sic] ed out our schools & universities?”
The Trump administration hasn’t confirmed the meeting, but no one familiar with Gabriel—a Lebanese-born Christian who distorts Lebanese history to incite hatred of Muslims—would find those replies surprising. Her organization, ACT for America, is the largest grassroots purveyor of anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States.
London Attack : Policeman's Ultimate Sacrifice Protecting Parliament
The Goldwater mourns for Keith Palmer, a heroic policeman who gave his life to defend the British Parliament, while it was under terrorist attack.
Prime Minister Theresa May, witnessed the carnage only 30 meters away from her.
The terrorist drove his Hyundai 4x4 along the pavement on the crowded bridge to the parliament, knocking down the public before crashing into a fence below Big Ben.
More than 40 people has been injured.
The terrorist then got out of his car with two knives and continued the slaughter.
The Prime Minister vowed that Britain would 'never give in to terror' and 'defeat hate and evil' after she blasted the 'sick and depraved' attack in Westminster.
17,000 AT&T Workers Go on Strike
17,000 AT&T technicians and call center employees across California and Nevada left work and went on strike this morning in protest over stalled contract negotiations. The workers are protesting at AT&T call centers and offices across California and Nevada, erecting picket lines in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. The CWA says workers have been working without a contract for more than a year, and AT&T has been "illegally" changing their work assignments without negotiation.
The biggest points of contention remains the offshoring of jobs to cheaper overseas call centers, erosion of health benefits, and pension elimination for new hires.
Roughly 2,200 DIRECTV satellite and warehouse workers in California and Nevada joined CWA in April 2016 and are currently in negotiations with AT&T for their first contract.
"AT&T technicians work around the clock to make sure our customers get the high-quality service they need and depend on, and we are building AT&T’s billions of dollars in profits," said AT&T technician and 17 year employee Robinson Paiz.
"We don’t want to let our customers down, but AT&T left us with no other choice. AT&T needs to get serious and honor its contract with us so we can keep servicing our customers."
The CWA was quick to point out that AT&T reported $41.8 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 and has posted profits of more than $1 billion a month over the previous 12 months.
Heroin Addicted Parrots Flying High -Plundering Poppy Fields
Parrots high on drugs are irritating farmers by getting their fix so often it is damaging the poppy crops.
The parrots often sit perched in nearby trees as they wait for farmers to get distracted, they then swoop down to get their dosage from the poppy fields.
Some even pass out and even fall to their death. The morphine-rich area is infested by drug-addicted birds that have become a major problem to opium farmers.
The parrots swoop down silently into the opium fields after learning not to make sounds that call for attention. They then nibble off the stalks below the opium pod.
Once the farmers realize that they are in the fields, the birds retreat to high branches where they stay as others pass out and fall.
Twitter: CEO Dorsey Facing Calls to Step Down
Twitter Inc. (TWTR
) Chief Executive Jack Dorsey is facing calls to relinquish his role as CEO of the embattled social media network amid a bot scandal and a lack of robust user growth. (See also: Twitter May Have 45 Million Bots on Its Hands.)
Over the weekend, the U.K.’s Sunday Times reported that Dorsey is facing mounting pressure to step down as CEO after a study surfaced showing that at least 48 million user accounts are bots and not people. Earlier this month the University of Southern California and Indiana University issued a research report that showed as many as 15% of Twitter accounts are actually algorithms doing all that tweeting and retweeting. Given that Twitter has 319 million monthly active users, 15% comes to 48 million accounts not opened by humans.
ESPN’s Jemele Hill Insists Colin Kaepernick Won’t Recover from Anti-American Label
The hot topic for sports media is still that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has not yet signed anywhere as a free agent, and at least one commentator now says that Kaepernick will never shake the accusation that he hates America.
ESPN’s Jemele Hill made an interesting point in a recent tweet saying that the NFL can excuse a lot of bad behavior by players, but Kaepernick’s perceived anti-Americanism is one that can’t be ignored.
California Lawmakers Looking To Make Bad Law Worse By Banning 'False' Political Speech
There's something to be said for an informed electorate, although it really shouldn't be elected officials advocating for it. They'd benefit least from people knowing more about sausage and the making thereof. And legislators definitely shouldn't be robbing the First Amendment to pay for better information, as a few California lawmakers are attempting to do.
A new bill, pointed out by the EFF's Dave Maass, seems to be a response of sorts to "fake news" and other political detritus of this highly-partisan system. Ostensibly, the bill is aimed at keeping voters from being misled on issues that affect them. The problem is, this bill would allow the government to determine what is or isn't misleading and apply to a citizen's social media posts, blog, etc.
California's existing "political cyberfraud" law (yes, really) already contains wording that forbids cybersquatting, misleading redirects, and otherwise tricking internet users who are seeking information on ballot measures. The existing law is more concerned with acts along the lines of false impersonation and deliberate fraud. The amendment, however, isn't. It adds a couple of new aspects, both making the bad law worse.
Shia Lebouf’s #HWNDU Season 4 Begins
Shia LaBeouf's failed "He Will not Divide Us" art project has started up yet again. Anons have declared the new setup as 'Season 4'. Season 4 of HWNDU is yet again a flag setup. The flag pole appears to be the same as before, but the background noise is different now.
GOP centrist leader to oppose healthcare plan
The leader of a centrist group of House Republicans said late Wednesday that he will oppose the GOP healthcare legislation.
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), a co-chairman of the centrist Tuesday Group, said in a statement that the bill to repeal and replace the 2010 healthcare law "misses the mark."
Dent had previously expressed concerns about the bill's rollback of the Medicaid expansion. His formal opposition could open the door to more centrists voting against the GOP leadership's proposal.
Senegal religious TV channel accuses culprit of 'satanic trick' after porn shown at lunchtime
>Explicit sexual content appeared on privately-owned Touba TV channel on Monday for 20mins.
A religious TV channel in Senegal has filed a complaint after an incident led to a hardcore porn film being shown on Monday (20 March).
Explicit sexual content appeared on privately-owned Touba TV channel between 13:10 and 13:30 local time on Monday.
At first, the TV station said an inconvenient "network bug" had led to the porn film being broadcast.
However, the channel's management then said an unidentified culprit had sabotaged its programming in a "satanic trick", and filed a complaint with the office of the prosecutor.
Android O: First look at Google's new phone features
Google has launched the developer preview of the next version of Android, giving us our first glimpse into the future of its mobile software.
Currently called Android O – and soon to be named after a sweet treat beginning with the letter O – it follows Nougat, Marshmallow and Lollipop.
Google hasn’t mentioned any major design changes, with its first Android O reveal instead focusing on the tweaks it has in store for a selection of the operating system’s core features.
Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Underage Student Grins in Mugshot
A Texas science teacher accused of having sex with an underage student put on a grin for her mugshot when arrested.
Sarah Fowlkes, 27, was suspended from her job at Lockhart High School and faces possible prison time for the alleged crime, the Daily Mail reported.
Fowlkes was booked into the Caldwell County Jail and later released.
A school administrator reported an inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher to the police and Child Protective Services, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Family Of Missing CIA Consultant Robert Levinson Sues Iran For Cover Up
The family of part-time CIA consultant Robert Levinson filed a lawsuit against the government of Iran Tuesday, claiming it had concealed its role in his disappearance.
Levinson’s family is seeking unknown compensation for Iran’s role in inflicting emotional distress on the family, among other things. A former FBI agent and private investigator, Levinson traveled to Iran in 2007, subsequently disappearing March 9.
U.S. officials initially insisted Levinson went to Iran’s Kish Island as a private investigator working on a cigarette smuggling case, but it was later discovered he had been working as a contractor for the CIA at the time.
Terrified little boy in Chelsea star Eden Hazard's number '10' replica kit found with bomb belt
The kit is usually worn by Belgian superstar - considered one of the best football players in the world - was worn by small child in devastated city of Mosul
This was the moment a terrified little boy wearing a Chelsea star's replica kit was found with a suicide belt strapped to him.
Taken on a mobile phone, a film purports to show how Iraqi soldiers found the child outside the devastated city of Mosul.
A soldier crouched with him talks throughout the clip as he reassures the youngster, thought to be about seven-years-old, and tells the person filming what has happened.
During the tense clip, he can be heard telling the boy: "Don't be afraid."
US sends in B-1 bombers against North Korea in latest military exercises
The US have deployed strategic bombers to the Korean Peninsula to participate in joint mock air raids with South Korea's military in preparation for a possible conflict with North Korea.
In past weeks the relationship between Washington and Pyongyang has deteriorated with joint US-South Korea military drills being met with rocket launches from the North.
On Wednesday (22 March) the US and South Korean troops simulated crisis operations with the US bomber reportedly leaving from the Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, then performing training exercises with Japanese F-15J fighters.
South Korean F-15K and KF-16 fighter jets flew alongside a US Air Force's B-1B strategic bomber in South Korea's Air Defence Identification Zone.
Hockey Player Brent Burns Love For Military Families
Brent Burns plays for the San Jose Sharks. He is one of the best player in the National Hockey League. The four-time All-Star led the Sharks to the Stanley Cup Finals last year.
Many have considered him as the favorite player to win this year's Norris Trophy. The Trophy is awarded to the league's top defenseman.
Brent Burns is honored for his enormous contributions even when he is not playing hockey. He was the winner of the NHL Foundation Player Award in 2015.He earned the award for supporting active military members. He was also a finalist for the ESPN's Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2016.
‘Islamophobia’ Motion Almost Sparks Rumble In Canada’s Capital
The demonstrators came to Ottawa’s Parliament Hill — the seat of the nation’s government — to protest or support Motion M-103, potential legislation that condemns “Islamophobia,” without even defining the word.
It took about 25 police officers to prevent a full-scale rumble from erupting Tuesday afternoon as the proponents and opponents of the motion met each other with waving placards and angry words. As the two groups yelled threats and obscenities at each other, police had to move in and separate the opposing factions as they started to swing at each other.
Transgender Wins Women’s Category In Weightlifting
History was made for New Zealand when 39-year-old transgender weightlifter known as Laurel Hubbard won the 90kg division at the Australian International competition in Melbourne on Sunday.
The Kiwi weightlifter was the first trans athlete to represent New Zealand and emerge as a winner. Other competitors were not comfortable with the victory as they criticized the winner.
BREAKING: In possible terrorist incident gunshots heard near UK Parliament
Attacker with a knife reportedly shot down by armed police amidst reports of further ongoing attacks.
Reports are circulating of a violent incident near the British Parliament building.
Reports say that a police officer has been wounded by an attacker with a knife, who was subsequently shot down by armed police.
Reports also speak of further incidents taking place elsewhere within the immediate area of the British Parliament building, and of British Prime Minister Theresa May being seen leaving the Parliament building in an official Jaguar car. The British authorities have confirmed that she is safe.
Reports are still very confused and it is not yet clear whether this is a terrorist incident, though apparently the British authorities are assuming that it is. However some reports speak of several people being seen injured and the entire Parliament building (known as the Palace of Westminster) has been sealed off.
NASA’s Mars Rover May Finally Be Breaking Down Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/22/nasas-m
NASA has found two small breaks in one wheel on the Curiosity Mars, marking the first step in the rover’s long decline.
Curiosity has breaks in the rover’s left middle wheel that appear to have been caused by simple wear and tear. It has driven a total of 9.9 miles since the mission’s August 2012 landing on Mars. The rover only needs to go another 3.7 miles to complete its mission.
“All six wheels have more than enough working lifespan remaining to get the vehicle to all destinations planned for the mission,” Jim Erickson, Curiosity’s project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a press statement. “While not unexpected, this damage is the first sign that the left middle wheel is nearing a wheel-wear milestone.”
New York court orders Exxon to hand over Rex Tillerson's emails
Oil giant Exxon Mobil was ordered by a state court Wednesday to disclose emails from an alias once used by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he was the company's CEO.
A New York state supreme court judge ordered the company to cooperate with Empire State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's request that it turn over emails from an account Tillerson used that went by the alias Wayne Tracker. Wayne is Tillerson's middle name.
The attorney general drew headlines last week when he sent a letter to the court, disclosing the alias as a potential lead in his investigation into Exxon Mobil's handling of climate change data that began over a year ago.
Future still cloudy after marijuana day in Florida’s Capitol Surterra Therapeutics cultivation man
What began as a decisive instruction from voters that patients who need medical marijuana should have access to it is shaping up to be a complex and contentious fight in the Florida Capitol.
Lawmakers have put forward competing proposals to implement Amendment 2, which passed with 71 percent of the vote in November and lets patients with debilitating medical conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder use cannabis.
On Wednesday, the Senate’s Health Policy panel discussed five approaches to implement the voters’ will.
Their deliberations, led by Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, revealed the first look at what kind of cannabis bill might pass the Senate — as well as early fault lines.
Starbucks investor booed for challenging CEO's pledge to hire 10,000 refugees
A Starbucks investor was reportedly booed Wednesday at an annual shareholders meeting for questioning CEO Howard Schultz’s decision to pledge to hire 10,000 refugees in response to President Trump’s travel ban.
The investor cited Schultz’s open letter from January, responding to Trump's initial executive order with “deep concern “and a “heavy heart."
The investor Justin Danhof invoked a ABC News story about a 2011 State Department halt of visas for Iraq refugees following the arrest of two terrorist-linked members.
Powdered Vaccine Raises Hopes Of Stopping A Top Killer Of Kids
It's not every day that the world gets a new tool that could save 100,000 children each year.
And it's definitely not every day that the secret to that tool is the same thing that makes space ice cream so memorable.
Sounds crazy. But bear with me a moment.
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Diarrhea 101: Time To Talk About Something We Don't Usually Talk About
Scientists say they have a new vaccine that's about 70 percent effective against rotavirus — a nasty little pathogen that gives children bad diarrhea here in the U.S. but kills more than 200,000 children each year in developing countries.
Pharmacy Owner Acquitted Of Murder In Meningitis Outbreak That Caused 64 Deaths
The owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was acquitted on 25 counts of second-degree murder, but guilty of racketeering and fraud in the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and hurt more than 700.
A jury found Barry Cadden, an owner of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center, guilty of some of the charges, but decided against holding him directly responsible for the deaths, which could have resulted in a life sentence for Cadden.
U.S. Among Seven Nations to Send Warplanes to Israel’s Largest-Ever Air Exercise
TEL AVIV, Israel — The Israeli Air Force will host flying forces from seven nations later this year in the largest and most complex air exercise in its history.
Nearly 100 aircraft and several hundreds of air warriors and support crews from the United States, Greece, Poland, France, Germany, India and Italy will converge here in the autumn for Blue Flag, a biennial, two-week drill aimed at honing the type of planning, targeting and coordinated command and control demanded by coalitions operating in high-threat theaters.
Alien Mothership Visits Our Space Station
Call it conspiracy. Call it Lunacy. Video captured from NASA clearly shows an alien mothership floating past the International Space Station. Or something did.
The speculation was triggered by a strange footage which shows part of the space station looking out onto a black nothingness. The dark view starts to get lighter as some sort of circular object is seen floating past NASA’s International Space Station. The orb continues to get lighter and lighter as the shadow becomes lighter.
The astounding video points out that the one who streamed it wasn’t sure that it was a huge mothership or any sort of alien spacecraft. The occurrence looks very unusual.
German Media Watchdog Instructs Press to Censor Ethnicity and Religion in Reports
Germany’s media regulator has revised its code of conduct on reporting whether crime suspects belong to an ethnic or religious minority after complaints the previous guidance was unclear.
The German Press Council – a voluntary, industry-run body – says information about a person’s ethnicity shouldn’t be published “unless there is a justified public interest in doing so.”
The wording agreed Wednesday replaces previous guidance that said such details should only be published if there was a link between a person’s ethnicity or religion and the crime.
Shipment of 40,000 fake condoms seized by authorities in Puerto Rico
Authorities in Puerto Rico have seized 40,000 fake condoms that do not protect against pregnancy or STDs.
The condoms, which allegedly came from China, were seized in several operations that took place over five days.
However, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said it was unable to provide further details of the seizures, as they were part on an ongoing operation, the Associated Press reported.
There has been a recent crackdown on counterfeit goods in Puerto Rico following a partnership between ICE, US Customs and Border Protection Director and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
White House: Trump Admin ‘Strongly Supports’ Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act
President Donald Trump “strongly supports” the house Obamacare replacement effort spearheaded by Speaker Paul Ryan, according to a statement of administration policy sent to House Republicans.
“This bill begins to fulfill the President’s commitment to rescue Americans from the failures of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and expand access to affordable, quality healthcare,” the statement from the executive office of the president read.
The statement adds that the bill is only part of the three step process to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“If H.R. 1628 were presented to the President in its current form, his advisors would recommend that he sign the bill into law,” the statement read.
No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California
An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were denied visas, according to event leaders.
The African Global Economic and Development Summit, a three-day conference at the University of Southern California (USC), typically brings delegations from across Africa to meet with business leaders in the US in an effort to foster partnerships. But this year, every single African citizen who requested a visa was rejected, according to organizer Mary Flowers.
Some are now questioning whether the denials to the Los Angeles event could be tied to the anti-immigration policies of Donald Trump, who is pushing forward with a travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries despite ongoing legal challenges.
“Our Worst Nightmare”: FBI Investigates Police Force Pedophile Ring
Members of Louisville Police Department are being investigated for running a child sex ring. Allegations of human trafficking, production of child porn and rape are some of the charges being considered. FBI has been instructed to investigate, as Louisville Police cannot assist in investigating their own departments.
The Police officers from the Louisville Police Department are suspected of rape, production of child porn, and human trafficking through a government funded youth program.
Greg Fischer who is the Louisville Mayor said that alleged sexual abuse of children in the police department’s Youth Explorer program is “the worst nightmare” for Louisville.
The Louisville Mayor also revealed that former U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey had been called in to review the investigation of Louisville Metro Police.
Senate’s legal committee postpones debates on pardon law to April 11
The Senate’s legal committee has postponed unanimously, on Tuesday, upon the proposal of the Justice Minister, the debates on the pardon law draft bill to April 11.
Justice Minister Tudorel Toader requested the senators of the legal committee to postpone the debates, saying other measures are envisaged as well, complementary measures, aiming to solve the problems of penitentiary overcrowding. He added the entire draft package will be completed in three weeks at the most.
Justice Minister Tudorel Toader arrived to the committee’s works right from the CSAT sitting and said “pardon is not a unique solution.”
Among the amendments to the draft law there is one from the committee’s head Serban Nicolae, which reads that from the pardon law will also benefit people convicted for corruption.
33 reported dead in US-led air strike on school in Syria
At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held by the Islamic State group in the northern province of Raqa, “took place in the early hours of Tuesday.”
“We can now confirm that 33 people were killed, and they were displaced civilians from Raqa, Aleppo and Homs,” said Observatory's head Rami Abdel Rahman.
“They’re still pulling bodies out of the rubble until now. Only two people were pulled out alive,” Abdel Rahman said.
Sweden: Asylum Seeker Forced 10-Year-Old to Watch Porn Before Raping Her
An asylum seeker who forced a 10-year-old to watch pornographic films before raping her is now pleading with the Swedish government not to deport him back to Iraq.
The 45-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker known only as Ahmed was put on trial for raping the 10-year-old girl in an asylum camp in Tjörn, according to newspaper Aftonbladet. The Iraqi is said to have assaulted the 10-year-old repeatedly from July to September of last year and also raped another woman in the camp on up to 20 different occasions.
German City Accepts Karl Marx Statue From China, But Not Everyone's Happy
The German city of Trier has never been particularly fond of its most famous son, Karl Marx, who helped turn communism into an ideology that changed the course of history.
Conservative and Catholic, the picturesque city on the French border took an ambivalent view of the radical revolutionary, born into a Jewish family in 1818.
But now, as Trier prepares for the bicentennial of Marx's birth, the city plans to put up a monument to the bushy-bearded thinker. Last week, Trier's city council overwhelmingly voted to accept a 20-foot bronze statue of Marx as a gift from China — which, at least in name, is still a communist country.
Marx, co-author of The Communist Manifesto, cannot be held responsible for the distortion of his ideas after his death in 1883, says Trier's mayor, Wolfram Leibe.
Elizabeth Warren: 'Your Muslim ban is now 0-2 vs the Constitution'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren ripped President Donald Trump in a series of tweets Wednesday night after a Hawaii judge put a restraining order on Trump's revised travel ban.
The ruling was the second time Trump's travel ban was blocked by a federal judge, dealing a blow to one of the president's biggest campaign promises.
The Hawaii judge who struck down Trump's travel ban heard testimony from the Hawaii attorney general, who argued the ban would hurt Hawaii's Muslim community and Hawaii's universities, businesses, and tourism industry.
Trans Woman Allegedly Molests Teen, Offers Her McDonald’s To Stay Quiet Read more: http://dailycall
A transgender woman is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and then trying to buy her silence with McDonald’s, according to a Monday court testimony.
Dawn Love, a 57-year-old man who transitioned to a woman, allegedly fondled the young girl in 2014 during a car ride home from school, reports the Daily Mail.
Love spotted the girl walking home from school and offered to give her a ride home, according to prosecutor Richard Elliott. When the girl was in the car, Love began groping her, ignoring protest from the teen.
Speaker Paul Ryan Loses Another Non-House Freedom Caucus Conservative in RyanCare Fight
Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Lou Barletta announced Tuesday he will not support the American Health Care Act, crafted by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to prevent the collapse of the Obamacare exchanges.
Obamacare is destroying our health care system,” said Barletta, who is a strong conservative but not a member of the House Freedom Caucus, which is leading the fight against the speaker’s RyanCare bill.
In the House, there are 237 Republicans and 193 Democrats. All the Democrats are expected to oppose the bill, scheduled to come to the floor Thursday. Without support from House Democrats, the Republican leadership cannot have more than 21 defections, else it fails to reach the 216 votes needed to make majority.
“Jewish” Man Was Arrested After Spray Painting Swastikas On His Own Home
A Jewish wannabe in upstate New York was arrested on Monday for spray painting his own home with swastikas and then filing a false police report.
The 55-year-old man from Schenectady will be facing a charge of falsely reporting a racist vandalism incident. This was after the police found out that he was the one who spray painted the three swastikas on his home.WRGB-TV reported that King had initially said that an unknown individual had vandalized his home on the 10th of February.The suspect was in Schenectady City lockup where he was awaiting to be arraigned on Tuesday morning.King is said to have been arrested on an outstanding warrant for harassment and threatening to harm another individual.
Australia: Sexually abused 8-yr-old tries to kill self after school’s shocking apathy
An eight-year-old boy, who was allegedly sexually abused for three weeks by his friend in a school in New South Wales, tried killing himself.
According to the Daily Mail, the young child wrote a heartbreaking suicide note to his mother, describing how he was sexually abused by his classmates in the school toilets, making him terrified of going to school.
The letter reads that the friend who abused him had threatened to kill him if he told anyone about the incident, due to which he started skipping school.
The shocking incident took place in 2014 for at least three weeks. The mother spoke to Daily Mail and revealed that her son had complained about the abuse to three teachers on different incidents, but they brushed him off and ignored his plight.
As the teachers failed to pay him any heed, the boy narrated the incident of how he had been abused on many occasions by another friend of his, who had touched him inappropriately in the school toilet.
San Francisco Teachers Hitting Students Then Being Coached To Lie
Teachers are supposed to be our children's second parents when they are at school. Parents expect teachers to protect their kids. But there are bad people everywhere, including teachers. Some may hurt kids. Sadly, a number of teachers may even get away with their wrongdoings- especially when they get much "creative help" from their unions.
Project Veritas conducted another investigative, undercover story, this time focused on a teachers' union in San Francisco, and the findings are shocking. Project Veritas Investigations found out that teachers' union representatives will go to great lengths to protect teachers against any accusation of physically hurting their school children.
Cambodia suspends human breast milk exports to the US
Cambodia has temporarily stopped an American company from exporting locally-pumped human breast milk after reports highlighted how some of the country's poorest women were supplementing their income through the trade.
Utah-based company Ambrosia Labs claims to be the first of its kind to export human breast milk sourced overseas into the United States for mothers who want to supplement their babies' diets or cannot supply enough of their own milk.
The milk is collected in Cambodia, frozen and shipped to the States where it is pasteurized and sold by the company for $20 each 5oz (147 ml) pack.
A legal officer at Cambodia's Customs Department, Rath Nisay, said Tuesday that Finance Minister Aun Porn Moniroth recently signed a letter effectively stopping Ambrosia Labs from carrying out its business.
Ancient quakes may point to sinking risk for part of California coast
The Big One may be overdue to hit California but scientists near Los Angeles have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake: abrupt sinking of land, potentially below sea level.
The last known major quake occurred on the San Andreas fault in 1857, but three quakes over the last 2,000 years on nearby faults made ground just outside Los Angeles city limits sink as much as three feet, according to a study published on Monday in the journal Scientific Reports.
Seismologists estimate the 800 mile-long San Andreas, which runs most of the length of the state, should see a large quake roughly every 150 years.
US to boycott UN meeting to discuss Israeli and Palestinian conflict, citing anti-Israel bias
The Trump administration is boycotting the Human Rights Council, saying the organisation is biased against Israel.
The Human Rights Council, a 47-member body within the United Nations in Geneva that is tasked with protecting human rights, has a permanent agenda item regarding Israel and the Palestinian territories.
The Council is currently in its 34th regular session but US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley issued a statement saying the US feels the Council is being unfair because Israel is the “only country permanently on the body’s calendar.”
Germany Deports Native-Born Terrorism Suspects, In A First
Two men who were born in Germany but don't have German citizenship will be deported to countries in North Africa, where their parents immigrated from, over suspicions that they were planning a terrorist attack. German officials say it's the first time the government is making such a move.
A federal judge has rejected the men's bid to avoid deportation. Police arrested the suspects, ages 22 and 27, in the city of Göttingen in a massive raid that involved 11 apartments and some 450 agents on Feb. 9. The raid turned up multiple black Islamic State flags and a range of weapons, including a machete to what looked to be replica flint-lock pistols.
A little girl was taken to meet the Pope and she stole his hat
What do you do if you're a little girl and you're meeting the Pope for the first time?
Well, you're supposed to be polite and deferential.
But if you're mischievous, you snatch his hat while he's distracted. And that's exactly what one girl was caught on camera doing as she met the 80-year-old head of the Catholic church.
A man called Mountain Butorac, who organises Catholic pilgrimages, posted a video to Twitter showing what he said is his goddaughter meeting the Pope in Rome and then stealing his hat as he kissed her on the cheek.
Twitter Shadow Ban List Leaked Includes Joe Rogan
There were rumors in February saying that Twitter had started shadowbanning users. These rumors have been confirmed by a source inside the company.
The source said that Twitter maintains a ‘whitelist’ of favoured Twitter accounts and a ‘blacklist’ of unfavoured accounts.
The accounts on the whitelist are prioritized in search results. This happens even if they’re not the most popular among users.
The accounts on the blacklist have their posts hidden from both search results and other users’ timelines.
Twitter has been deliberately whitelisting and blacklisting users.
"Gosh,Golly, Goodness!”:Gorsuch Gives Great Performance In The Senate Hearing
Neil Gorsuch simply acted the way a judge should-and potential soon Justice of the Supreme Court- and managed to outwit all the Democratic Senators who tried to grill him. In the end, Gorsuch left all the Democrats frustrated with not getting him to answer more than he should.
Gorsuch was the picture of patience, grace, tenacity and restraint in the 10-hour grilling he had to endure from senators. Democratic senators were persistent in asking him about his take on pressing political issues and how he would likely decide on such issues should he be confirmed as a Justice to the Supreme Court. President Trump's nominee wisely only gave a few hints to his judicial philosophy.
China, EU cut imports of Brazil meat amid scandal
China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats.
As the scandal deepened, Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said the government had suspended exports from 21 meat processing units.
But he also criticized the investigation by Brazil's Federal Police into meatpacking companies, calling their findings "alarmist" and saying they used a few isolated incidents to tarnish an entire industry that maintains rigorous standards.
An all-out ban on Brazilian meat exports would be a "disaster," Maggi added. "I pray, I hope, I work so that does not happen," he said, speaking to reporters outside his office in Brasilia.
RFID Microchip Extracted From Escaped Sex Trafficking Victim
Technology has made it possible for humans to have microchips implanted underneath their skin.That was the case when doctors at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston discovered that a woman had an RFID microchip implanted underneath her skin.She had been complaining that she had been implanted with a tracking device.
After examining the patient, the doctor realized that the woman is not suffering from paranoia. He described her as being lucid and together. Then he found and incision to back up her claim.
EU will take UK to International Court if it refuses to pay £50bn divorce bill,'leaked document'says
>A draft plan – apparently obtained by a Dutch newspaper – threatens a long legal battle to grab back what the EU regards as the UK’s liabilities, if Theresa May refuses to pay up
The EU will take Britain to the International Court of Justice if it tries to walk away without paying an estimated £50bn ‘divorce bill’, a leak of its negotiating strategy says.
The draft plan – obtained by a Dutch newspaper – threatens a long legal battle at The Hague to grab back what the EU regards as the UK’s liabilities for its 43-year membership.
“In that case it is: see you in The Hague!” it quotes an EU official – in response to Theresa May’s threat to leave with “no deal” if the Brexit talks cut up rough.
Twitter Calling For CEO Jack Dorsey’s Resignation
Pressure is mounting for Jack Dorsey to resign as Twitter CEO. The voices asking for a change in the popular social media platform's leadership are increasing, and soon Dorsey may find them hard to ignore. And there are good reasons why many wants to see Dorsey out. Under his leadership, Twitter has been facing troubles. Numbers are down and no user growth.
A study conducted by the University of Southern California also found out that at least 48 million user accounts are by bots, not people. Those are computer-generated tweets and retweets, and not done by humans. That's already a huge 15% of its 319 million total over all monthly active users. It was also double Twitter's own estimate of only 8% accounts run by bots. Twitter is having problems with its advertisers, too.
Record Number Of Illegals Cross From US To Canada Over Weekend Read more: http://dailycaller.com/20
With a new Reuters/Ipsos poll indicating rising opposition in Canada to illegal refugees, the number of those “asylum seekers” entering the country continues to increase.
Emerson, Manitoba is ground zero in the illegal refugee crisis. Last weekend saw a record number walk across the border from North Dakota, and, with the change of seasons, more are certain to follow.
Almost 50 percent of Canadians now say they should be sent back to the U.S.
Snake on a plane: Loose pet reptile slumbers on Alaska flight
Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board.
The passenger had gotten off the plane. The snake had not.
"The pilot came, and said, 'Guys, we have some loose snake on the plane, but we don't know where it is,'" Ms McConnaughy said on Tuesday.
Unlike the film Snakes On A Plane, starring Samuel L Jackson, this one wasn't venomous. Mostly, it was sleepy.
Son of ex-North Korean diplomat to Vietnam among Kim Jong-nam murder suspects
>Ri Ji-hyon, who lived in Vietnam, allegedly lured Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong into the murder plot.
The son of a former North Korean ambassador to Vietnam has been named as a suspect wanted for the assassination of Kim Jong-nam. He allegedly lured one of the arrested Vietnamese suspects into the murder plot.
Sources told South Korea's Yonhap news agency that 33-year-old Ri Ji-hyon – the son former diplomat Ri Hong – is fluent in Vietnamese as he had lived in the country for about 10 years.
The estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was killed on 13 February at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, allegedly by two female assassins, who smeared a deadly chemical on his face. Doan Thi Huong, the Vietnamese suspect, and Indonesia's Siti Aisyah have been charged for the murder in Malaysia.
French prosecutor opens Fiat Chrysler emissions investigation
French prosecutors have opened a formal investigation into Fiat Chrysler over allegations that the carmaker cheated in diesel emission tests, a judicial source said on Tuesday.
"I can confirm that a judicial investigation has been opened into aggravated cheating," the source said.
The source said the Paris prosecutor had opened the investigation on March 15, after the finance ministry's DGCCRF consumer affairs and anti-fraud body had referred the case to the courts.
A Fiat spokesman said the company took note of the investigation and reiterated that its diesel vehicles fully comply with emission regulations, as confirmed by the Italian Transport Ministry.
The spokesman said the company would continue to collaborate with the authorities on all investigations and was confident the matter would be fully resolved.
Following Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) admission in 2015 of cheating on U.S. diesel emission tests, several European countries launched their own tests on vehicle emissions.
2,000 NI patients in heart surgery infection alert
Nearly 2,000 NI patients who had heart operations have been told they may have been exposed to an infection.
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has written to those who have had open-heart surgery since January 2013.
The letter warned of the risk of a rare bacterial infection linked to medical equipment.
It is part of a UK-wide investigation into a possible link between Mycobacterium chimaera and a device used to heat and cool the blood.
The device is essential for certain types of cardiac surgery.
In total, 28 cases have been reported in the UK and 15 people are known to have died from the infection before 2015.
But the Public Health Agency said no one from Northern Ireland was affected.
Boris Johnson in Washington for talks to tackle threat of Isil
Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, is attending a major Washington DC conference aimed at countering the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant terror group as Britain seeks to play down controversies over alleged spying.
Mr Johnson was not intending to use his US trip to revisit transatlantic tensions over accusations that British intelligence was asked by the Obama administration to monitor Donald Trump when he was running for president, sources suggested.
The Foreign Secretary is keen to concentrate on efforts to fight Isil, which the Government calls Daesh, at talks with representatives of some 60 countries.
President Trump to attend NATO leaders' summit in May
US President Donald Trump is to attend the NATO Heads of State and Government meeting in May, the White House announced on Tuesday. The meeting will take place on 25 May 2017 in Brussels, Belgium and was announced earlier on Tuesday by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
"The President looks forward to meeting with his NATO counterparts to reaffirm our strong commitment to NATO, and to discuss issues critical to the alliance, especially allied responsibility-sharing and NATO's role in the fight against terrorism," a statement from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer read.
The statement also said that Stoltenberg will visit the White House on 12 April "where they will talk about how to strengthen the alliance to cope with challenges to national and international security."
More than 30 deaths in Arizona county linked to cartel-made drugs
More than 30 fatalities in Arizona’s Maricopa County were caused by a deadly substance laced in fake prescription drugs that entered Arizona through Mexico, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday.
The 32 confirmed overdose deaths in the county, recorded from May 2015 to February 2017, were reportedly from black-market pills laced with illegally made fentanyl, a powerful opioid said to be 100 times stronger than morphine.
Two German-born terror suspects to be deported
Germany says it will deport two men born in the country but whose parents are foreign - the first such case in German history.
The men, a 27-year-old Algerian and a 22-year-old Nigerian, were arrested last month on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
A gun and an flag of the so-called Islamic State were found at their homes during police raids in the central city of Gottingen.
But the men have never been charged.
The criminal proceedings were dropped because police never established whether the suspects had planned to carry out an attack. Police say the two men are "dangerous".
Harvard Scientists Call For Better Rules To Guide Research On 'Embryoids'
How far should scientists be allowed to go in creating things that resemble primitive human brains, hearts, and even human embryos?
That's the question being asked by a group of Harvard scientists who are doing exactly that in their labs. They're using stem cells, genetics and other new biological engineering techniques to create tissues, primitive organs and other living structures that mimic parts of the human body.
Their concern is that they and others doing this type of "synthetic biology" research might be treading into disturbing territory.
"We don't know where this going to go," says John Aach, a lecturer in genetics at Harvard Medical School. "This is just the beginning of this field."
Kuwait bans Beauty and the Beast movie
The Kuwait National Cinema Company said on Tuesday it has decided to ban Disney's hit movie "Beauty and the Beast", citing its "responsibilities" despite it already having been screened.
The film was released in the conservative Muslim Gulf state on Thursday, but the privately owned company withdrew the film four days later to review its content.
"Beauty and the Beast" has come under fire in some Muslim countries for a "gay moment", but Disney said on Tuesday it will be released in Muslim-majority Malaysia with no cuts.
Starring "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson, the movie has raised hackles worldwide among religious groups angered by its depiction of Le Fou, the sycophantic sidekick to antagonist Gaston, as a gay man – making him Disney's first-ever openly gay character.
Canada, Europe 'not building walls', says EU trade chief
Canada and the European Union are powerful partners in the fight to combat the protectionist, anti-trade rhetoric that has gained momentum in the United States and United Kingdom, says the EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom.
"We're not closing barriers, we're not building walls," Europe's top trade chief told CBC News Network's Power & Politics, in reference to U.S. President Donald Trump and his campaign promise to build a wall along the Mexico border.
"We stand up to fair trade, to good trade, transparent trade, sustainable trade, a trade where we both win," she told host Rosemary Barton.
Malmstrom was in Canada for a two-day visit, meeting with Canadian counterpart Francois-Philippe Champagne and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, with whom she worked closely during last year's final negotiations of CETA, the Canada-EU trade deal that comes into provisional effect in the coming weeks.
FBI confirms investigation into possible links between Russia, Trump associates
FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and co-ordination between Russia and associates of U.S. President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
The extraordinary revelation, and the first public confirmation of an investigation that began last summer, came at the outset of Comey's opening statement in a congressional hearing examining Russian meddling and possible connections between Moscow and Trump's campaign.
He acknowledged that the FBI does not ordinarily discuss continuing investigations, but said he'd been authorized to do so given the extreme public interest in this case.
Israel warns it will destroy Syria's air defense if they dare to attack Israeli jets again
Israel’s hawkish defense minister Avigdor Lieberman has blasted the Syrian regime, warning that Israel will destroy their air defense system if they dare to attack Israeli fighter jets again.
Lieberman’s comments on Sunday came after Syrian anti-aircraft missiles were fired at Israeli warplanes which had just attacked several targets near Palmyra Thursday evening. Israel claimed that their air force was targeting a convoy of Hezbollah vehicles.
Since the beginning of the bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, a number of airstrikes in the country – many close to the Lebanese border – have been attributed to Israel. Israeli authorities have rarely commented on these strikes, with Syria largely staying silent too.
Airlines grounded and no more X-Factor: Lords warn of Brexit risks
Broadcasting, aviation and the rest of the UK-s non-financial services sector could be decimated if no free trade agreement is reached, warn Lords
Aviation, the creative industries and other business areas that form part of the UK’s huge non-financial services sector face “serious harm” if the country walks away from the EU without a comprehensive free trade agreement.
A report from the Lords European Union Committee warns that aviation and broadcasting are at particular risk as there are no World Trade Organisation rules for them to fall back on if no deal is reached.
Two Suspects Detained For Aiding Terrorist Who Attacked Paris Airport Read more: http://dailycaller
French police detained two people who allegedly helped provide a gun to a suspected terrorist who attacked two soldiers guarding Orly airport in Paris.
The two unidentified suspects were originally detained Monday and remained in custody Tuesday. They could face charges of association with a terrorist enterprise for aiding Ziyed Ben Belgacem, who went on a violent shooting spree in Paris that lasted several hours and resulted in the injury of one female soldier.
NASA Finds Mysterious Connection Between Extinction Of Dinosaurs And Mars
Heavy volcanic activity on Mars stopped at the same time the dinosaurs went extinct, according to new NASA research.
The giant martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced a massive new lava flow every million years or so. It mysteriously stopped around the time of Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction, when large numbers Earth’s plant and animal species, including dinosaurs, went extinct.
Scientists used extremely high-resolution imaging from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to study Arsia Mons to date when it stopped erupting.
Pedogate: Ex British Prime Minister Pedophile Investigation Shut Down By Elites
The investigations into the former British Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath, for child rape and murder have been shut down and covered up to block evidence exposing the Elite pedophile ring he was believed to be part of becoming public.Operation Conifer began investigating the ex-PM, who died in 2005 aged 89, in 2015 with friends of Ted Heath claiming it uncovered "no evidence" despite confirmation from UK police last month that they had uncovered evidence of prolific pedophilia.One source told The Sunday Telegraph that the case has been shut down and sealed by "orders from above" and private detectives who were hired to aid the investigation have had their contracts canceled.
Scientists Are Getting Close To Controlling Fusion Power With Particle Beams Read more: http://dail
New research suggests scientists are getting close to using magnetic fields and powerful particle beams to control fusion reactions.
Scientists say they’ve found a way to put sensors inside a fusion reactor and link them to a computer algorithm capable of directly controlling particle beams to regulate the reaction. Controlling the reaction with particle beams means physicists can prevent instabilities from degrading a magnetic field and ultimately shutting down a fusion reaction.
“This is the first time these two actuators have been used together to control the plasma rotation profile,” Steven Sabbagh, an applied physics professor at Columbia University who was involved in the research, said in a press statement.
Judge Napolitano “Benched” By Fox News
Long-time Fox News contributer Judge Andrew Napolitano has been “benched” by the network after claiming that the British foreign surveillance agency GCHQ helped President Barack Obama wiretap Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump put the spotlight on Napolitano after responding to relentless questions from the media regarding a Tweet the President made claiming the Obama Administration wire-tapped Trump Tower.
The GCHQ denied Napolitano’s claims , calling them “utterly ridiculous.” CNN has described the allegations against the British as “an international crisis.”
UK flight ban on electronic devices announced
The British government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on direct passenger flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
The ban, which also applies to tablets and DVD players, follows a similar US move affecting eight countries.
Downing Street said it followed talks on air security and was "necessary, effective and proportionate".
US officials said bombs could be hidden in a series of devices.
The ban applies to any device larger than 16cm long, 9.3cm wide or 1.5cm deep. It includes smart phones, but most fall inside these limits.
Trump signs bill authorizing $19.5 billion for NASA, Mars exploration
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Tuesday that updates NASA’s mission to add exploration of Mars and authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the U.S. space agency for the current budget year.
It’s the first time in seven years that there has been an authorization bill for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, also known as NASA, said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a chief sponsor of the bill. Cruz joined several astronauts and other lawmakers in the Oval Office to watch Trump sign the bill.
Last week, Trump sent Congress a budget proposal that would authorize $19.1 billion in agency spending next year. Congress appropriates funding for all government departments and agencies.
Officials Confirm Robot Police Will Now Patrol Dubai Streets By May
The United Arab Emirates' will see its first Robot police by May this year according to officials.
Dubai are now rolling out the first ever robotic Police officers in a bid to make their city one of the safest in the worldRT.com reports: “We are looking to have more robots in future to handle policing. By 2030, we are keen to make robots around 25 per cent of the total police force,” Brigadier Abdullah Bin Sultan, director of the Future Shaping Centre of Dubai Police, told Gulf News.
Romania to host military exercise comprising 30,000 NATO soldiers this summer
Romania will host a large military exercise in July, with 30,000 soldiers from NATO members states attending, the US Ambassador in Bucharest, Hans Klemm, said in Bistrita on Tuesday.
According to the American envoy, there were 180 US-Romanian joint training actions last year, which reveals a tight collaboration. Ambassador Klemm informed that a large military exercise is due in Romania in July, when about 30,000 NATO soldiers will come to train along the Romanian military.
On Tuesday evening, the US ambassador to Romania inaugurated a new “American Shelf”, this time at the County Library in Bistrita-Nasaud, with the embassy donating about 250 volumes in English, for all who want to familiarize with the American literature and culture.
Newly Obtained Documents Prove: Key Claim of Snowden’s Accusers Is a Fraud
FOR ALMOST FOUR years, a cottage industry of media conspiracists has devoted itself to accusing Edward Snowden of being a spy for either Russia and/or China at the time he took and then leaked documents from the National Security Agency. There has never been any evidence presented to substantiate this accusation.
In lieu of evidence, the propagators of this accusation have relied upon the defining tactic of tawdry conspiracists everywhere: relentless repetition of rumor and innuendo based on alleged inconsistencies until it spreads far enough through the media ecosystem to take on the appearance of being credible. In this case, there was one particular fiction — about where Snowden spent his first 11 days after arriving in Hong Kong — which took on particular significance for this group.
Nearly a quarter of Japanese have considered suicide, government survey says
MAR 21, 2017
Roughly one in four Japanese people have considered committing suicide, with women slightly more prone to such thoughts than men, the health ministry said Tuesday.
In a survey released by the ministry, 23.6 percent of respondents had considered suicide, up 0.2 percentage points from the previous survey conducted in 2012. The ratio stood at 25.6 percent for women and 21.4 percent for men.
By age, people in their 50s were more prone to suicidal thoughts than those in other age brackets, at 30.1 percent, followed by those in their 30s (28.7 percent), 40s (24.3 percent), 20s (23.0 percent), 60s (20.2 percent), and people aged 70 or older (19.1 percent).
Kremlin financing Polish radicals: tasks, payments, and reporting to Moscow
As a result of a special operation of Ukrainian hacktivists of CyberHunta and Ukrainian CyberAlliance, InformNapalm investigators got hold of the correspondence of one of the “Russian world” coordinators in Eastern Europe, a Belarusian citizen Alexander Usovsky.
In the previous publication, we briefly analyzed the dump of email@example.com mailbox and traced the connection between Usovsky and his Russian curators. In this article, we analyze the dump of Usovsky’s Facebook profile and his correspondence (the video of his account hack can be viewed here).
The dump of his Facebook messages is available for downloading here. We have also posted videos provided to us by hacktivists as an evidence of the account hack, which shows communication with various users.
Saudi Arabia Sued Over 9/11
Nearly 800 families of the victims of 9/11 have sued the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia several times in federal court for its alleged support of the al-Qaida terrorist network, NBC News reports.
The families allege the Saudi government supported the terrorist network with logistical support, and highlights the role of Saudi charities connected to terrorism funding. The starkest claim in the suit alleges the Saudi government helped 9/11 hijackers in the U.S., even helping facilitate their travel. These claims have not been verified by the U.S. intelligence community or the 9/11 Commission.
North Korea missile launch 'fails'
A North Korean missile launch has failed, South Korean defence officials said.
The launch came from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan, but it is not clear how many missiles were fired or what type was being tested.
North Korea is banned from any missile or nuclear tests by the United Nations.
However, it has conducted missile tests with increasing frequency and experts say this could lead to advances in its missile technology.
Earlier this month, the North fired four missiles that flew about 1,000km (620 miles) landing in Japanese waters.
The latest tests are seen as a response to the ongoing annual US-South Korea military drills that the North sees as preparation for an attack on it.
The US military also confirmed it detected a failed North Korean missile launch which exploded within seconds.
Twitter Suspends Over 500,000 Accounts Tied to Extremism
Twitter (TWTR) announced today that is has suspended more than half a million accounts since the middle of 2015 to tackle "violent extremism" on the platform.
Twitter terminated a total of 376,890 accounts in the last six months of 2016 alone, the company said in its latest transparency report.
Furthermore, it had started taking legal requests to remove content posted by verified journalists and media outlets but has not taken any action on the majority of those requests.
Obama’s ‘Catch And Release’ Policy Allowed Illegal Alien Rape Suspects into the U.S.
An alleged rapist was delivered from Central America to a school hallway in Maryland by former President Barack Obama’s policy of treating economic migrants as if they were victims of crime, said an expert on illegal immigration.
“The only reason the older youth, Sanchez Milian, was in the country at all was because of the Obama administration’s catch and release policies that allowed him to be resettled in Maryland (with the support of taxpayers), with few questions asked,” the Center for Immigration Studies’ Director of Policy Jessica Vaughan told Breitbart News.
China calls for two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict "as soon as possible". During his talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Beijing, he emphasised the need for a peaceful Middle East in the interest of the international community.
"The conflict between Israel and Palestine has had a long lasting impact on the Middle East," said Xi in his talks, aimed at boosting trade cooperation with the visiting Israeli leader. "China appreciates that the Israeli side will continue to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian issue on the basis of the 'two-state solution'."
So far, China has not played any role in Middle East politics and diplomacy despite its heavy reliance on oil-producing countries in the region. In 2016, nearly one-third of Israel's foreign investment came from China. Traditionally, Beijing also maintains cordial relations with Israel's conventional Middle East adversaries — Palestine, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.
Ex-Trump campaign head laundered money from Russia-linked Ukraine pol
President Trump’s former campaign leader Paul Manafort is being accused of laundering money from the party of Ukraine’s Kremlin-backed former president, the Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing documents from a Ukraine lawmaker.
Using documents found following the revolution in 2014, Serhiy Leshchenko alleges that Manafort paid himself $750,000 out of the party’s slush fund by forging invoices in a ledger to Belize.
“I have found during this investigation that [Manafort] used offshore jurisdictions and falsified invoices to get money from the corrupt Ukrainian leader,” Leshchenko reportedly said.
Social Media’s False Reality Slammed By Pope Francis
Young people have been warned by Pope Francis. The Pope said that young people should battle the temptation of false versions of life that are presented on reality TV shows and on social media.
The Pope suggested that the Internet generation should spend more time writing their own histories.
He also urged the young to become masters of their destiny and establish real connections with their past.
The 80-year-old pontiff was speaking in a video message for World Youth Day, on April 9.
Cyanide Bomb Injures Idaho Boy And Kills Family Dog
A cyanide bomb just injured a boy and killed his dog. The deadly incident occurred in Idaho. The cyanide bomb was planted by the U.S. predator-control agents. The agents use the bombs to target coyotes near homes and hiking trails in the area.
The 14-year-old boy was identified as Canyon Mansfield. He was playing with his yellow Labrador retriever named Casey on Thursday afternoon. Mansfield’s home is located east of Pocatello. The innocent boy saw what he thought was a sprinkler head on the ground and touched the device. Unfortunately, it was not a sprinkler head. It was a cyanide bomb and hence it detonated after he touched it.
The boy's mother, Theresa Mansfield reported that the detonation sprayed the boy and his 3-year-old pet with toxic cyanide gas. Canyon said that the explosion caused a
Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks
The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just as it's almost ready to carry oil.
Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn't give details, but experts say Dakota Access and the rest of the nearly 3 million miles of pipeline that deliver natural gas and petroleum in the U.S. are vulnerableb to acts of sabotage.
It's a threat that ETP takes seriously enough that it has asked a court to shield details such as spill response plans and features of the four-state pipeline that the company fears could be used against it by activists or terrorists.
Top Democrat On The House Intelligence Committee Says It Is Ok To Publish Stolen Materials
Democrat Representative Adam Schiff of California said it is okay to publish stolen materials. He even appears to be encouraging it.
Speaking to his audience at the Brookings Institution on Tuesday, Schiff said publishing stolen material was an idea they tried to present to the media during the 2016 presidential election. But he said they were not successful in convincing the media about it.
Firefox gets complaint for labeling unencrypted login page insecure
>he operator of a website that accepts subscriber logins only over unencrypted HTTP pages has taken to Mozilla's Bugzilla bug-reporting service to complain that the Firefox browser is warning that the page isn't suitable for the transmission of passwords.
>"Your notice of insecure password and/or log-in automatically appearing on the log-in for my website, Oil and Gas International, is not wanted and was put there without our permission," a person with the user name dgeorge wrote here (update: the link is no longer public). "Please remove it immediately. We have our own security system, and it has never been breached in more than 15 years. Your notice is causing concern by our subscribers and is detrimental to our business."
>Update: Around the same time this post was going live, participants of this Reddit thread claimed to hack the site using what's known as a SQL injection exploit. Multiple people claimed that passwords were stored in plaintext rather than the standard practice of using cryptographic hashes. A few minutes after the insecurity first came up in the online discussion, a user reported the database was deleted. Ars has contacted the site operator for comment on the claims, but currently Ars can't confirm them. The site, http://www.oilandgasinternational.com, was displaying content as it did earlier at the time this update was made.
>As a member of the Mozilla developer team pointed out in reply to the complaint, both Firefox and Chrome routinely issue warnings whenever users encounter a log-in page that's not protected by HTTPS encryption. The warnings became standard earlier this year.
JUDGE ORDERS GOOGLE TO HAND OVER DATA ON ANYONE WHO SEARCHED FOR A CERTAIN NAME
A Minnesota judge recently signed a search warrant ordering Google, Inc. to hand over personal information on anyone who searched a specific name, a decision that could set an alarming precedent that would render the fourth amendment virtually ineffective with regard to online privacy.
According to the application for the warrant, filed by Detective David Lindland of the Edina Police Department, authorities are trying to locate an individual who used a fake passport to trick a credit union into transferring $28,000 out of an Edina man’s account. Police say the passport image showed up in a Google search but was not available on Yahoo or Bing. The warrant does not mention whether or not they searched Ask.com, DuckDuckGo, Ixquick, or any other of the many search engines available to the public.
The warrant, signed by Hennepin County Senior Judge Gary Larson, demands Google disclose any and all information on any person who searched the victim’s name from December 1st, 2016, to January 7th, 2017. According to the warrant:
Police in Guatemala rescue 4 from rioting jail inmates
Police in Guatemala rescued four hostages from a youth detention centre, where a riot broke out on Sunday (19 March). One of the four rescued guards has died while two others are critically injured.
Prisoners at the Etapa II centre, notably the 18th Street Gang, in the capital city of Guatemala reportedly started the disturbance, reports the BBC.
The riot began when the inmates of the detention centre took control of the compound after family visiting hours. They reportedly killed one guard and shot another.
Inmates set mattresses ablaze and climbed to the roof of the detention centre to escape. The rioters, however, surrendered on Monday afternoon.
Russiagate Is Bound To Backfire On The Left
The Russian hacking scandal has distracted many American people. The left has invested so much energy and resources in the scandal. This begs the question on whether it was a false flag or they are just trying to discredit President Trump’s victory.
The Left is bound to lose in a big way. The Russian tale appears to be an excuse that the left is using to explain Hillary’s shameful loss in the election.
The House Intelligence Committee hearings proved that the Left’s interpretation of the 2016 Presidential campaign may be a product of an agitated narrative.
The FBI has investigated the hacking and leaking of the emails belonging to Podesta for eight months. No evidence of Trump collusion with Russia has been found.
Starbucks CEO to Step Down After Rash of Bad Decisions
The arrogance of a liberal Starbucks CEO has backfired on him. He has to step down from his high position.
Howard Schultz will be replaced as Starbucks CEO next month.
Schultz was in the news recently when he arrogantly said that Starbucks would hire 10,000 refugees in reaction to President Trump's first executive order on the temporary travel ban for nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries.
Nigel Farage investigated by Ofcom for saying Sweden is ‘rape capital of Europe’
Nigel Farage is under investigation by the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom over a claim made on his radio show that Sweden is "the rape capital of Europe".
The former Ukip leader used his slot on LBC last month to suggest the Swedish city of Malmo saw the highest number of rapes carried out across the continent, and blamed it on “EU migrant policies”.
Ofcom is now assessing Mr Farage’s comments, which went unchallenged at the time but later sparked nine complaints.
Death toll hits 8. Executive director for Russia’s Roscosmos stabbed in prison
A top official of Russia's space agency has been found dead in a prison where he was being held on charges of embezzlement.
The Duran has been keeping tabs on the multiple deaths that have plagued Russian officials and diplomats over this last year. While much can be chalked up to simple chance, conspiracy theorists may see something more to the recent waves of deaths to hit the Kremlin.
Look Familiar? Le Pen Poll Numbers Going Haywire
After a three-plus hour debate and much of the French silent about their real pick, French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen is being rewarded with some interesting poll numbers. Poll numbers eerily similar to those of America pre-Trump.
Clear front-runner Emmanuel Macron seems to be enjoying the lead Hillary Clinton did before calling Trump voters a “basket of deplorables.” Not so fast, say the “sous le manteu” - loosely translated to “hidden polls.” Editorialist and pollster Ivan Rioufol is citing numbers of French celebrities and social elite who are wary of defying the populist vote.
Something else strinkingly familiar is the disdain curent president President Francois Holland has for an anti-establishment, nationalistic bombastic candidate. He is actively campaigning against Le Pen and much of the country is wondering if this familiar situation may be setting up for Trump, part deux.
‘YAHOO’ HACKERS INDICTED BY U.S. GOVERNMENT
The U.S. Justice Department has indicted four people thought to be involved with hacking and breaching over 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014. Two of the hackers work for the Russian Federal Security Service. The indictment lists accounts of economic espionage, conspiracy and aggravated identity theft. However, there are still those who criticize Yahoo and question their responsibility for the breach.
Judge Neil Gorsuch Thanks His Major Influences in Opening Statement
Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch gave his opening statement on Monday to the Senate Judiciary Committee during the first set of hearings for his nomination.
Gorsuch began his statement by thanking everyone who influenced his career.
"Thank you. I also want to thank the President and Vice President. They and their teams have been so gracious to me and I thank them for this honor. I want to thank Senators Bennet and Gardner and General Katyal for their introductions. Reminding us that, long before we are Republicans or Democrats, we are Americans," Gorsuch said.
Gorsuch thanked his wife, Louise, his daughters, his extended family, and his parents.
"[My mother] taught me that headlines are fleeting, courage lasts. My dad taught me that success in life, has very little to do with success, kindness, he showed me, is a great virtue," he said.
Gorsuch then explained how his colleagues influenced his career.
Insecure EU tries to block #BREXIT
As the days fall off the calendar and the March 29 rapidly approaches. The EU is scrambling to find a way to make the BREXIT divorce less painful.
Teresa May has announced that BREXIT will take place on March 29. That is the day that the United Kingdom begins the process of breaking away from
the European Union.
The President of the EU Donald Tusk is from Poland. He announced an emergency meeting on March 29th the same day that BREXIT takes place.
He wants to find the least painful way for the EU. It will be a difficult path for President Tusk, as his own country doesn’t even want him
to continue on as the leader of the EU. Germany’s Chancellor Merkel has forced the issue for him to have another term as the EU President.
She finds him more pliable to her will than the next President might be.
Islamic Prayers At The Vatican Every Sunday
Vatican has decided to hold Islamic prayers. This will be the first time that words from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican. Vatican is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It’s therefore unusual for Islam prayers to take place.
It’s also home to the Pope. The Islamic prayers will be held on Sunday. Pope Francis started the move. The Roman Catholic leader intends to bring peace between Israelis and the Palestinians. Pope Francis had made a visit to Jordan Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Pope Francis invited Israeli President Shimon Peres and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
The spokesperson of President Shimon Peres made a statement in which he announced in Times of Israel that Abbas, Peres, and Pope Francis will be joined by Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious leaders.
The Associated Press reported, officials said that the evening prayers would help the take a break from politics and have no political aim behind it. Their sole intent will be the desire to bring peace and respect to the Israeli-Palestinian relations.
The event will be broadcasted by the Vatican on its website. It will be broadcasted worldwide.
Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who is the custodian of Catholic Church property in the Holy Land has already taken the initiative to warn people. He told people not to have very high expectations in regard to the event.
Rev. Pizzaballa said that no one should think that peace will suddenly break out on Monday or that peace will be attained any time soon.
The Roman Catholic headquarters also made an announcement on Friday that the Pope also held a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Both leaders are reported to have discussed the possible solutions that can promote and bring peace and stability in the Asian countries.
Merkel says Germany could ban Turkish campaign events
Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Monday that Germany could ban future campaign events by Turkish politicians on its soil unless Ankara stops "Nazi" jibes aimed at Berlin.
Turkey and the European Union – especially its top economy Germany, with its large Turkish diaspora – are locked in a bitter dispute as tensions rise ahead of a April 16 referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.
Erdogan at the weekend accused Merkel of using "Nazi measures" after local and state authorities in Germany had refused to allow several Turkish ministers to campaign for a 'yes' vote there.
Michigan officials announce campaign encouraging parents to vaccinate children
The state's health agency has partnered with several public and private organizations in the hopes of bringing up vaccination rates among children and adolescents in Michigan.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced a campaign Monday dubbed "I Vaccinate," which includes a website, social media and television public service ads encouraging parents with questions about vaccines to seek out more information.
The goal of the program is to raise awareness and eventually bring up vaccination rates among vulnerable populations, said Eden Wells, the chief medical executive of the Department of Health and Human Services.
"Michigan's low immunization rates threaten the health of all residents," she said. "Both here and nationally, we're seeing the unfortunate return of vaccine-preventable diseases because some parents are choosing not to vaccinate based on misinformation."
As Colorado Gets Ready To Allow Pot Clubs, Indoor Smoking Still An Issue
For three years, recreational pot has been legal in Colorado, but using it in public is still against the law. That will change this summer when pot clubs are slated to open.
A blinking "open" sign hangs on the outside of an old building in a dark industrial zone just outside the Denver city limits. When the front door opens, smoke billows out.
Inside is one of the state's few pot clubs, called iBake. Recently, members celebrated the anniversary of its opening.
Glassy-eyed patrons bounce off each other in the small space.
People can smoke pot in here because the club is private; you have to be a member. And it's outside city limits, away from city police.
Spider venom may offer stroke therapy
A protein in spider venom may help protect the brain from injury after a stroke, according to research.
Scientists found a single dose of the protein Hi1a worked on lab rats.
They said it showed "great promise as a future stroke treatment" but had not yet been tested in human trials.
The Stroke Association said the research was at its early stages but it would "welcome any treatment that has the potential to reduce the damage caused by stroke".
The researchers, from the University of Queensland and Monash University, travelled to Fraser Island in Australia to hunt for and capture three potentially deadly Australian funnel web spiders.
They then took the spiders back to their laboratory "for milking".
$596 billion budget, 800 plus bases. The massive US military machine summed up in this Infographic
The US military machine and its global presence in charts.Trump’s budget for 2018, proposes cutting lots of stuff, from the EPA to the NEA and even small cuts at NASA. One of the few departments that will not see any cuts was the US Department of Defense.
In 2015, Politico estimated that there are 800 U.S. bases abroad. The cots to maintain this massive military global footprint runs up to $100 billion annually.
North Korea Threatens To Blow Up U.S. Aircraft Carriers
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un released a military propaganda video showing North Korean military "blowing up" a U.S. aircraft carrier.
The weird video posted on Saturday by state media is of course 'fake'. It is fictional and only intended to serve as a warning on what North Korea can do to the U.S. if provoked.
The video shows North Korean troops celebrating as they destroy American planes and bombers.
A female narrator was heard happily saying over the fictional footage that " knife will be stabbed into the throat of the carrier, while the bomber will fall from the sky after getting hit by a hail of fire".
More Riots In Troll Town: Sweden On Fire With Hate
Riots broke out on Sunday evening in Kronogården in Trollhattan. A group of 20 young people were shooting rockets at security guards, and onto a bus shelter in the district Kronogården in Trollhättan.
Police authorities have been mobilizing resources from throughout the region. This included the Task Force to help them secure the area.
One of the eyewitnesses reported that the rioters threw large stones at police cars. The police car was damaged and broken down.
The tensions are increasing in the district of Kronogården in Trollhättan.
Man burns down parents' house, kills pets while trying to exterminate ants
Maine's state fire marshal says a man burned down his parents' house and killed three pets while trying to exterminate ants in his basement with matches.
Investigators say 21-year-old Devon Doucette was trying to incinerate the ants with wooden matches when one of them ignited combustible materials. The fire quickly spread to the rest of the house.
Authorities say Doucette was treated for smoke inhalation and burns after he carried some burning items out of the house. They say the house is owned by his parents, who were not home at the time.
Authorities say the fire killed two cats and one dog. They say charges are not likely.
Russian bank Alfa Says it was Under DNS Botnet Attacks
>The Russian banking giant Alfa announced, in a press statement, that hackers targeted its cyber infrastructure in a large-scale DNS Botnet attack. The purpose appears to have been to make it seem as though the bank had been communicating with the Trump Organization. The bank is now asking U.S. to assist it to uncover the culprits.
>On Friday, the bank revealed that their servers were under three cyber attacks targeting the domain name server (DNS) since mid-February. It is unclear who was behind these attacks; the details show unknown hackers allegedly used Amazon and Google servers to send requests to a Trump Organization server posing to look like they came from Alfa Bank, pushing the Trump server to respond back to the bank.
>Furthermore, Alfa Bank revealed that it is ready to work with the U.S. law enforcement agency to identify the individuals involved in the campaign. The bank has already hired Stroz Friedberg, a US-based cyber security firm to get into the depth of the matter.
>“The cyber attacks are an attempt by unknown parties to manufacture the illusion of contact between Alfa Bank’s DNS servers and ‘Trump servers,” an Alfa Bank representative said in a statement. “We have gone to the U.S. Justice Department and offered our complete cooperation to get to the bottom of this sham and fraud.”
>On February 18, 2017, the bank claims it experienced suspicious cyber activity from an unidentified third-party. Specifically, the unidentified third-party repeatedly sent suspicious DNS queries from servers in the U.S. to a Trump Organization server. The unidentified individuals made it look as though these queries originated from variants of MOSCow.ALFAintRa.nET.
>The use of upper and lower case indicated the human intervention in the process. Moreover, Alfa Bank says it received more than 1,340 DNS responses containing mail.trump-email.com.moscow.alfaintra.net.
Government spent £17.6m on consultants hired to draw up NHS cutbacks
Firms including KPMG, McKinsey and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have made millions of pounds from plans that could lead to the closure or downgrade of NHS hospitals.
Health bosses have spent at least £17.6m on management consultants to draw up the strategies, which earmark cuts to departments and some A&Es.
Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have been created in 44 regions in a bid to revolutionise services while saving money in the face of an expected £900m NHS deficit this year.
The Press Association used the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act to ask clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) how much has been spent on management consultants to formulate the plans.
Conservative News Sites Included In FBI Russian-Influence Probe
Internet sites deemed “far-right” are being examined by Federal investigators. The FBI's is investigating whether the sites played any role in a Russian cyber operation to influence the Presidential Election.
The Russian operation is said to have increased the reach of news stories that favored Donald Trump's presidential bid by somehow using conservative internet sites. One sources said that Russian operatives appear to have timed the computer commands to bombard social media with links to the pro-Trump stories. The computer commands are known as bots.
Japan offers funeral discounts to elderly drivers who give up their licences
Elderly drivers in Japan have been offered discounts on funeral services if they hand over their driving licences, in a bid to cut down on dangerous road-users.
The macabre incentive forms part of the Japanese government's latest attempts to get geriatric drivers off the roads, following a series of fatal accidents.
The country was particularly shocked by the recent case of an 87-year-old who killed a six-year-old boy after he lost control of his car and mowed down a line of children on their way to school.
President Donald Trump's approval rating has hit a new low, says latest Gallup poll
President Donald Trump's approval rating has hit a new low, according to the latest Gallup poll.
As of Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, Trump's approval rating has sunk to 37 percent, while those who disapprove of the president's job stands at 58 percent. His approval rating stood at 45 percent one week prior.
The Gallup poll, which measures public opinion and attitudes, and has margin of error of ±3 percentage points, also noted the economic confidence index was down 3 points to 7. Consumer spending was up $16, however, at $111.
Gallup polled about 1,500 adults nationwide.
Apple sold $4.2 billion of product in New Zealand, paid $0 local taxes
The big technology story in New Zealand this weekend is about Apple's tax bill. Or rather, the lack thereof.
The electronics giant sold $4.2 billion (NZD) worth of products in New Zealand, but it didn't pay any local tax at all. That's according to a Saturday report from the New Zealand Herald. Apple did pay $37 million in income tax based on its New Zealand sales, but it paid that money to the Australian government, since that's where the New Zealand operation is run from.
The arrangement to send the tax on New Zealand profits to Australia has been in place since at least 2007. Experts confirmed the arrangement is legal under New Zealand law.
"They're operating completely legally," said Deborah Russell, a university lecturer who was recently selected to be a candidate in the New Zealand Labour Party. "It's just that age-old distinction between legality and morality."
Tensions rising as Chinese no longer willing to hold their breath on pollution problems
In the village dubbed the birthplace of Beijing’s smog, anger is rising into a sky that seems permanently darkened by pollution. At least three times over the past two years, local residents in Songting have gathered to protest at the gates of the steelworks that surround the place generations have called home.
People here once farmed rice, peanuts and corn until, in the years before the Beijing Olympics, their fields were transformed into an industrial forest of pipes, stacks and production lines, after iron and steel companies moved away from the capital to leave behind cleaner air for the Games.
Two-hundred kilometres east of Beijing, they erected a metallic forest of emissions towers that belch exhaust and soot. During one severe episode in February, the air grew so thick that residents could no longer see across their narrow streets and workers got lost on the way home.
The cell phones had porn on them. Then the Panama Papers exposed a bribery scheme, this company says
The release of the Panama Papers exposed an elaborate kickback scheme whose tentacles spread from the Caribbean island of Aruba to warehouses in Doral to the offshore banking haven of Panama City, according to a lawsuit filed in Miami federal court.
The scam was allegedly the brainchild of Egbert Koolman, an employee of Aruba’s state-owned telecommunications provider, Setar. Koolman’s job was to buy phones from suppliers around the world for Setar to sell to consumers. But his former company says Koolman defrauded the firm of “tens of millions” of dollars by accepting kickbacks from South Florida-based mobile phone suppliers that were awarded contracts at inflated prices.
Now Setar has sued Koolman, his ex-wife and the company’s former suppliers for millions in damages, asserting bribery, bid-rigging, fraud and racketeering violations.
In addition, some of the phones bought by Koolman were faulty and included built-in “pornography applications,” much to the embarrassment of his employer, the lawsuit states.
Bill Gates defends Forbes title of world's richest man with an estimated fortune of $86bn
Mr Gates, whose wealth is estimated to be around $86bn, beat second-placed Berkshire Hathaway chief executive Warren Buffett, whose fortune was cited to be around $75.6bn
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has defended his title as richest man in the world yet again, meaning that he has now taken the Forbes’ top spot for four consecutive years.
Mr Gates, whose wealth is estimated to be around $86bn, beat second-placed Berkshire Hathaway chief executive Warren Buffett, whose fortune was cited to be around $75.6bn.
Reports find that immigrants commit less crime than US-born citizens
Immigrants commit crimes and are incarcerated at a much lower rate than U.S. citizens, according to two separate studies released this week.
A study by The Sentencing Project, a criminal justice research and advocacy group, found that "foreign-born residents of the United States commit crime less often than native-born citizens."
Another study, by the libertarian Cato Institute, compares incarceration rates by migratory status, ethnicity and gender.
"All immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated than natives relative to their shares of the population," the Cato study reads.
8chan Attacked by George Soros’s Media Empire
George Soros’s lackeys have blamed the recent Emma Watson nude picture release on 8chan.
Like some ninja from 8chan hacked into her phone and secretly took photos of Ms. Watson naked. I am sure that the staff of 8chan, had nothing to do with that, because they are a respectable website. Surely the staff and users of 8chan will get over being accused of hacking Emma Watson quickly. After the person responsible is actually found.
What is despicable about this, is Media Matters which is owned by George Soros, is using the lovely Emma Watson as an excuse to lobby for the removal of free speech from the internet.
Trump's America should force the left embrace to corporate speech
With confirmation hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch fast approaching, the specter of corporate influence is sure to emerge once again in the headlines. Predictably, several Democratic Senators have already begun their diatribe against “big money corporate interests” and a nominee who “does not recognize that corporations are not people.”
But while opponents of corporate speech rights ramp up their rhetoric, many others seem to be celebrating political speech from businesses. By now, millions have seen the Super Bowl ads that made some not-so-subtle political statements. As is to be expected, some have decided to #boycott certain companies as a result. But the reception has been mostly positive, with some even suggesting that politically tinged marketing could bring the country closer together.
Did FBI Director Comey Brief Obama on Flynn Wiretap?
The House Intelligence Committee held a hearing with FBI Director James Comey today. President Trump sent a video clip saying that Comey refused to deny he briefed President Obama on calls made by Michael Flynn to Russia.
President Donald Trump didn't hesitate to speak out :
@RealDonaldTrump: “The real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!”
@RealDonaldTrump: “FBI Director Comey: fmr. DNI Clapper "right" to say no evidence of collusion between Russia and Trump Campaign.”
@RealDonaldTrump: “FBI Director Comey admits Obama’s White House had ability to “unmask” American citizens.”
Hacked information bomb under Germany’s election
In May 2015, a message popped up on every desktop in the German parliament: the computer system was about to shut down. Moments later, screen after screen around the Bundestag turned dark, affecting thousands of lawmakers, officials and staffers.
While the outage was brief, it was enough to rattle nerves — especially among those who had heard a rumor that, two weeks earlier, hackers had gained entry to the computer system by sending an email seemingly from the United Nations. Once a recipient clicked on a link in the email, however, it opened the door for malware to enter the parliament’s computer system.
Brexit Process To Start On March 29
It's all set. British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Brexit on March 29. It will be the start of two years of negotiations for the UK to finally leave the European Union ( EU).
May's government has told European Council President Donald Tusk of the date. In turn, the EU has said it is also ready for the exit talks. Within two days after the Brexit trigger on March 29, Tusk will send the other EU 27 member countries his draft negotiating guidelines. The formal Brexit talks can then start as early as May.
Leak Source Potentially Obama: Says Rep Trey Gowdy
Rep. Trey Gowdy said that Obama administration officials, including the former president, were potential sources of leaks. Gowdy was speaking during Monday's House Intelligence Committee hearing.
He was questioning FBI Director James Comey during the House Intelligence Committee’s hearing as part of its investigation into Russian interference with the U.S. election.
Gowdy used his time to focus on recent leaks of classified information to journalists. He raised specific names of people from the former administration to show they had access to leaked classified material.
This implied that they might have been sources of the leaks. Gowdy asked the FBI Director if he briefed President Obama on any calls involving Michael Flynn.
Fighting Continues In Mosul As U.S.-Backed Iraqi Forces Aproach Mosque Where ISIS Proclaimed Its Cal
The Iraqi federal police and army are making steady progress in the offensive to liberate Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, and to bring the demise of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed Caliphate in Iraq.
On Saturday and Sunday, elite forces waged a fierce battle to get closer to the famous al-Nuri mosque in the old city of Mosul. The mosque has special significance because the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed the new Caliphate there in July 2014.
Capture of the al-Nuri mosque would be a huge boost to the morale of the Iraqi forces and could further demoralize the remaining ISIS terrorists in west Mosul.
Laptops Barred On American Flights From 13 Countries
For security reasons, U.S. authorities secretly asked airlines from 13 countries with flights to and from the U.S. not to allow their passengers to carry electronic or electrical devices bigger than a cellphone inside airplanes.
The new rule would stop passengers from bringing their laptops, iPads, Kindle, other tablets, cameras that are bigger than mobile phones inside airplanes traveling to or from the U.S. Passengers must now check-in those electronic items in the baggage section.
Saudi Arabia with Saudi Airlines and Jordan with Royal Jordanian Airlines are two of the affected countries. The other countries from the list of the 13 affected have not been announced.
The new 'rule' was sent by the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration ( TSA) in a secret email to the affected airlines on Monday.
Israeli defense minister threatens to destroy Syrian air defense systems
>Israel ramps up the rhetoric against Syria.
The Duran reported over the weekend on the dangerous military escalation between Israel and Syria, with Russia apparently caught in the middle.
Russia demanded an explanation in the aftermath of illegal Israeli airstrikes on Syrian troops in Palmyra.
In a formal statement Israeli Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu made what many are describing as a thinly veiled threat against Russia.
The Duran noted that the Israeli PM claimed he was targeting Syrian allied Hezbollah fighters but in reality, it is almost certain the strike hit Syrian Arab Army regulars.
“That’s how we’ve acted and how we will continue to act…and everyone needs to take this into account. Everyone!“
The AFP is reporting that Israeli defense minister has threatened to destroy Syrian air defense systems should Syria defend its airspace against Israeli attacks.
Migrant Crisis Summit: Libya Demands €800 Million to Stop Smuggler Boats
European and North African countries met in Rome Monday to discuss the migrant crisis, which saw more than 150,000 migrants land on Italian shores in 2016 and thousands killed in dangerous conditions on the Mediterranian Sea.
The European Union already backs Libya’s government with €200 million worth of support to tackle people smugglers – who provide the unseaworthy craft which carry thousands of migrants north into the waiting arms of European coastguards and volunteer ‘rescue’ missions – but now the country is requesting more.
March 20th World Frog Awareness Day
World Frog Day is celebrated on the 20th of March. It's a day meant for people to learn more about frogs and what has already caused many species to die out.
The world has over 4,000 species of frogs. Approximately 170 species of frogs have become extinct in the past decade.
Human activity and fungal infections are the major causes of frogs dying out.
This is because frogs breathe and absorb water through their skin. Hence, if foreign chemicals and toxins are added to the water source, they absorb it along with the water.
Many species of frogs are infected by fungus that covers the pores on the frog's skin. This prevents them from breathing properly or being able to absorb water.
THE HACK ATTACK: Pearl Harbor or Watergate? Control the Narrative, or the Truth?
Six weeks after President Trump took office, the neoliberal Establishment has still not reconciled itself with the results of the democratic election in the United States. The neoliberal, globalist mainstream media are in a head-over-heels, non-stop campaign, claiming that Russian hacking contributed to the Trump victory.
In reality, something entirely different is going on: First, Trump has promised and is determined to end the British imperial policy of endless war in the Middle East, and instead to put the U.S. relationship with Russia and China on a rational basis. Second, this whole anti-Trump campaign is occurring against a backdrop in which the trans-Atlantic financial system could implode at any minute, and in which Trump, according to his press spokesman Sean Spicer, is sticking to his intention to reinstate the Glass-Steagall system of bank separation, which is a red flag for the City of London and Wall Street.
Attorney for accused Oklahoma senator says he'll resign
A Republican state senator facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy plans to resign from his seat, his attorney said late Monday.
Attorney Ed Blau said he'd recently been retained by Sen. Ralph Shortey and that it was premature to comment on the charges until he had more time to discuss the case with his client.
"Other than the probable cause affidavit that was released publicly, I haven't seen a single police report or talked to a single witness," Blau said.
Blau said he expects a not-guilty plea will be entered on Shortey's behalf when he makes his initial appearance in court later this week. The attorney also said Shortey intends to resign by Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, the FBI and U.S. Secret Service in Oklahoma City both confirmed Monday they have joined the investigation into Shortey.
Hidden killer: Salt in food 'killing 14,000 people a year'
Health experts say salt levels in foods are "a national scandal" and call on the Government to ensure reduction targets are met.
Too much salt in our diets is causing up to 14,000 preventable deaths every year according to health campaigners.
And food producers, they say, are not meeting voluntary reduction targets because it would drive down their profits.
It is called the hidden killer, causing strokes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Professor Graham MacGregor, chairman of Consensus on Salt and Health (CASH), said: "The easiest way to make bland, cheap food more palatable is to add salt - and salt is practically free.
Democrats voice deep skepticism at Gorsuch's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court seat
A smiling, confident Judge Neil M. Gorsuch cruised through the first day of his Supreme Court hearing Monday by striking a tone of humility and idealism. But a partisan confirmation battle may yet await.
Democrats voiced skepticism about his conservative record and pro-business rulings, and repeatedly brought up Republicans’ refusal last year to even consider President Obama’s nominee for the same seat now being filled by President Trump.
Philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101
Globalist billionaire tyrant David Rockefeller has been confirmed dead. He was a banker and philanthropist with the legendary family name. He controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade.
He had a lot of influence around the world. He is known for spreading the gospel of American capitalism.
He died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101. His death was confirmed by a family spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel.
The Chase Manhattan had long been known as the Rockefeller bank. The family never owned more than 5 percent of its shares.
California shouldn't invest in companies that build President Trump's border wall, lawmakers say
Three state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require California’s pension funds to divest from any company involved in building President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Assembly Bill 946 from Assemblymen Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) would require the California Public Employee Retirement System and the California State Teachers Retirement System to liquidate any investments in companies that helped build the wall.
“Californians build bridges not walls,” Ting said in a release. “This is a wall of shame and we don’t want any part of it.”
'Protect us from Russian persecution' pleads Crimean Tatar politician
>A Tatar politician tells IBTimes UK the international community must not forget the persecuted minority.
A prominent Crimean Tatar politician has told IBTimes UK that the international community must push for the safeguarding of the Tatar minority facing persecution on the peninsula.
Tuesday (21 March) sees the third anniversary of Vladimir Putin signing a law in which Moscow formally recognised the annexed peninsula as Russian, a status rejected by the EU and the US.
International rights groups, including Amnesty International, have reported how Crimean Tatars, who comprise of around 13% of Crimea's population, have been victims of persecution, arrests and disappearances. The prosecutor general of Crimea has outlawed the traditional assembly of the Tatars, known as the Mejlis, whose deputy chairman Akhtem Chiygoz has been detained.
Along Syria-Jordan Border, Refugees Struggle At A Camp Aid Workers Can't Visit
In the middle of the desert, hundreds of miles from the nearest city, 60,000 Syrians are camped out along the Syrian and Jordanian border in what has become one of the biggest and most desperate refugee settlements in the region. Few outsiders have ever seen it.
NPR visited an area near the camp last week in a trip organized by the Jordanian military.
Aid groups, who have no direct access to the three-year-old camp, track its growth by analyzing satellite images showing thousands of makeshift tents clustered between two berms — earthen embankments in a no-man's land along Jordan's far northeastern border.
Jordan says the camp, located in no-man's land between the two countries, is infiltrated by ISIS and won't allow any aid workers to go there. With limited food getting through, some children are in danger of starving.
Wall Street Journal upset General Michael Flynn never reported 20-minute conversation with a Russian
Soon, in the United States, it will become illegal to speak with anyone of Russian descent.
On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal showed concern and panic after ‘discovering’ that General Michael Flynn never reported on a 20-minute conversation he had with Svetlana Lokhova, a Russian-British national and graduate student, at a security conference in the UK in 2014.
The WSJ criticized Flynn’s failure to disclose the ‘interaction’, implying that this was a violation of procedures in the US intelligence community. At the time of the conversation, Flynn was serving as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency…and, in the eyes of the WSJ, means he was prohibited from speaking with Russian students.
Israel’s raid on Syria (DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS)
Israel's raid appears to have been intended to disrupt the ongoing offensive against ISIS but has provoked a powerful response.
The Russians have now formally confirmed earlier media reports that following the Israeli air raid on Syria on Friday the Israeli ambassador in Moscow was called in to the Russian Foreign Ministry to be handed a stern lecture and a stiff protest.
Moscow’s confirmation of the Russian protest to Israel, and the fact that the Israeli ambassador was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry within hours of the raid taking place, shows how seriously the Russians are treating this incident.
What is most interesting – and worrying – about this incident is not whether or not an Israeli aircraft was shot down. The Syrians regularly claim to have shot down Israel aircraft, and the Israelis equally regularly deny this was the case. The Syrians have provided no evidence of any Israeli aircraft being shot down, and it is unlikely one was.
Ivanka Trump Gets Her Own West Wing Office
President Donald Trump will soon be getting some help from one of his most trusted persons. She also happens to be one of the closest to him.
Trump's daughter, Ivanka, will get an office at the West Wing as she will serve as an informal adviser to her father.
Ivanka will not receive a salary for her role as she will not be considered a federal employee. Along with the office, she will receive a government-issued communications device. The device will protect government records and sensitive information that Ivanka will be able to see. She will get a security clearance that will allow her to view important and secret documents.
Senator slams Sean Spicer for 'mischaracterizing' his comments on Trump and Russia
Democratic Senator Chris Coons of Delaware released a statement accusing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer of mischaracterizing comments he made earlier this month about potential collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.
Coons, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Fox News on March 5 that he while had "no hard evidence of collusion" between the campaign and the Russians, "I think what hard evidence there may be will be discovered either through a full release of President Trump's financial interests and concerns and taxes, or the intercepts that I believe our intelligence community and FBI have of conversations between and among Russian officials."
Hungary training 3,000 civilians to hunt down migrants (VIDEO)
Budapest is reinforcing its border with civilian auxiliaries to stop the flood of asylum-seeking migrants through its territory
Move over Donald Trump.
Talk of building of “The Wall” may be a controversial subject now in the United States, but in Hungary, they’ve already done it.
The barrier along 523 km of Hungary’s southern border with non-Schengen states Croatia and Serbia, is a heavily patrolled steel razor-wire fence ordered built in 2015 by Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The Hungarians say it has already prevented thousands of illegal crossings.
Now Hungary’s about to up the ante.
They’re training 3,000 civilians in combat and arrest techniques to reinforce the 10,000 police and army already patrolling the country’s border.
Ohio Town Sees 82 Overdoses in 2 weeks
One Ohio town is reeling from what is being reported of record drug overdoses leaving nearly a dozen dead. The report from a local affiliate out of Ohio reveals that Trumbull County experienced 73 overdoses in January, February had 45. And through the first 15 days of March, 82 people overdosed. According to reports ten of those who overdosed died. Dominic Mararri, who was formerly addicted to heroin himself, has testified that the past two weeks of overdoses has directly touched him and even claims he knew two of the people who passed away.
“I know another three people that…by the grace of God, they didn’t pass away,” he said. The local affiliate revealed that, Of the 82 overdoses, 29 of them occurred in northeast Warren and part of Champion (zip code 44483). Eleven of the overdoses happened in southeast Warren and Howland (zip code 44484). Investigations continue of why 44483 has more overdoses than any other zip code in the region. The most logical explanation given is that area has several businesses and parking lots.
Russia Begins Investigation Into American Media For Grave Violations Of Constitution
An interesting report released in the Kremlin today by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (ROSKOMNADZOR) states that it has been tasked by the State Duma (lower house of parliament) to join their investigation into the American mainstream media’s apparent “grave violations” of Russian laws in the areas of propaganda and mass brain manipulation. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
According to this report, ROSKOMNDZOR is authorized to investigate and refer for prosecution all foreign media outlets in the Federation believed to be in violation of the law—and which in this instance, nearly all of America’s mainstream media outlets are being accused by the State Duma of violating The Constitution of the Russian Federation—specifically:
Social media trolls Conway over October tweet mocking Clinton's FBI investigation
Social media users resurfaced a tweet from senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway from last year mocking the FBI investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a Monday House Intelligence Committee hearing into Russia's interference in the presidential election.
"Most honest people I know are not under FBI investigation, let alone two," Conway tweeted in 2016, sharing a Fox News tweet quoting her as saying in an interview, "If you’re under your 2nd FBI investigation in the same year then you do have a … corruption & an ethics problem.”
Studies Suggest Cautious Optimism About Declines In Teen Opioid Use
In the midst of an opioid epidemic that continues to devastate families, a sliver of hope has arrived. Two long-term studies published Monday show that opioid use among teens and opioid poisonings among younger children are on the decline.
Though it gets less press, the opioid epidemic has been hitting teens and children hard, with hospitalization rates for opioid exposures nearly doubling for teens and more than doubling for kids under 5 between 1997 and 2012. But family members' opioids are a major source for youth who use them, and opioid prescriptions have been decreasing since around 2011, reducing youth access to the drugs, noted both studies' authors.
B-52 Bomber Turns ISIS Controlled Building Into Glass And Scrap Metal [VIDEO]
We may never know what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.
Thankfully — as evidenced by an unclassified video released of a coalition air strike taking place on March 10 outside of Mosul, Iraq — we do know what happens when a United States Air Force B-52 bomber opens up a can of whoop ass on a building full of ISIS fighters.
Iran’s Supreme Leader: ‘Gender Equality’ Is A ‘Zionist Plot’
In a statement made on Sunday, Iran’s National Women’s and Mother’s Day, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei explained the dangers associated with “gender equality.”
According to Khamenei, the idea of elevating women outside of the household is part of a “zionist plot” aimed at undermining Islamic society.
“These aberrant and neglectful people humiliate the role of a housewife while a housewife is actually in charge of raising and educating the most valuable product, which is a human being,” Khamenei explained. “Unfortunately, sometimes inside the country and in some Islamic environments, tasks and expectations are ascribed to women that in fact collapse and humiliate their roles.”
“Despite sharing similar goals like rising to spiritual positions, leadership and the ability to guide human beings, men and women are different when it comes to responsibilities in management of life,” he added.
Manhunt for Baltimore firebombing suspect launched after 2 killed
Baltimore City police have identified a man they believe firebombed a house in East Baltimore killing two teens and injuring six others.
Antonio Wright, 26, of E. Preston Avenue has been named Public Enemy #1, and has yet to be arrested.
Wright deliberately threw two Molotov cocktails into the home, according to police.
Baltimore City fire crews responded to the structure fire on Greenmount Avenue around 5:00 a.m.
Firefighters battled the working fire that was extinguished around 5:26 a.m. where the found the two deceased male victims. Eight people were in the home and one woman, 20, jumped out of the residence from the top floor.
US government to ban laptops on some international flights — here's what we know
The US government is expected to bar passengers from bringing any electronic device larger than a cellphone on some flights to and from the Middle East and Africa.
Royal Jordanian Airlines on Monday tweeted a description of an electronics ban implemented by the US. But the airline deleted the tweet a few hours later.
According to Royal Jordanian's deleted tweet, all electronic devices apart from cellphones and necessary medical equipment must be checked in to the cargo hold with luggage. That includes laptops, cameras, tablets, and DVD players.
The airline indicated that the policy would go into effect on March 21.
New Zealand expelled a US diplomat after an 'incident' left him with a black eye and broken nose
New Zealand has expelled an attache at the U.S. Embassy after Washington declined to waive his right to diplomatic immunity after an "incident" which gave him a broken nose and a black eye, media and authorities said.
New Zealand police said they responded to the incident near the capital Wellington on March 12 involving an employee of the U.S. Embassy. They did not say what work the employee did or give any other details.
The U.S. government later declined a police request to waive the employee's diplomatic immunity, the New Zealand Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Obama Had Surveillance on Trump Family For 8 Years
NSA documents have proved that the agency had targeted Donald Trump and his family. Infowars.com have accessed information from law enforcement sources.
The information is about records of U.S. citizens who have been under surveillance in the year 2004 through 2010.
The database shows that Donald J. Trump was under illegal and unauthorized government surveillance. The project was called Project Dragnet.
The sections of the database to were provided to Infowars.com by Michael Zullo. He was a former commander and chief investigator of the Cold Case Posse (CCP).
CCP was a special investigative group created in 2006 in the office of Joseph M. Arpaio.
Arpaio was a former sheriff of Maricopa County, an Arizona State Certified Law Enforcement Agency, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
Neil Gorsuch Seeking 'Illegitimate Seat' on Court, Feingold Says
The hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee that begin Monday may focus on another judge altogether.
Democrats are still upset over the obstruction of Merrick Garland, who then-President Barack Obama nominated last year to fill the empty seat after Justice Antonin Scalia's death. They say the GOP obstructed Merrick unfairly.
The data shows that out of the last 10 picks who did not withdraw their nominations Garland was the only one denied a vote.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has defended that approach, stressing Republicans were a check on Obama by blocking his nominee.
"Of course the American people should have a say in the court's direction. It is the president's constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice," McConnell said. "And it is the Senate's right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent."
A startup cofounded by a 30-year-old just got $38 million to revolutionize the way we transplant org
Egenesis, a startup that's using the gene-editing tool CRISPR to make pig organs viable for transplants into people, just raised $38 million.
The company, which launched back in 2015 and is co-founded by Harvard geneticist George Church and 30-year old Luhan Yang, wants to knock out certain genes in pigs that could cause diseases or organ rejection in humans, making it possible for those pig organs to be transplanted.
Soros Faces Massive Tax Bill Because Hillary Lost
A huge portion of George Soros wealth comes from tax evasion. The 84-year-old billionaire took advantage of a loophole that allowed him to evade tax.
Soros deferred the taxes paid by clients. He then reinvested them in his fund.
By the end of 2013, Soros Fund Management had accumulated $13.3 billion through deferrals. The loophole was closed by Congress in 2008.
The hedge fund managers who used the loophole were ordered to pay the accumulated taxes by 2017.
This meant that Soros would be subject to a federal rate of 39.6 percent. The combined state and city levies totaled 12 percent ,there was also an additional 3.8 percent tax on investment income to pay for Obamacare.
South Koreans protest against US missile defence system
Hundreds of South Koreans protested on Saturday against the deployment of a US missile defence system, a day after the visiting US Secretary of State reiterated that its installation would go ahead.
Rex Tillerson said in Seoul on Friday that the United States and South Korea would "proceed with the installation" of the system, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).
Residents of Seongju county – where the system will be deployed – say it poses health and environmental hazards and argue that its presence could make them a priority target for North Korea.
About 2,000 residents of Seongju and a neighbouring county, 275 kilometres southeast of Seoul, rallied with banners reading: "No THAAD but peace".
Some 2,000 riot police were mobilised to maintain order at the march and stop protesters reaching the installation site.
Stop Using Nazi, Merkel Warns Turkey
Germany has warned Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of using Nazi measures.
Germany said that Turkey had gone too far with the accusations. The diplomatic argument between both countries is intensifying.
The European Union and Turkey have been stuck in a fiery crisis. The crisis will have a negative effect on Turkey’s bid to join the EU.
Tensions are increasing in Turkey. The country is expected to hold a vote on the 16th of April. The referendum is meant to expand Erdogan’s powers.
The diplomatic conflict started after the German authorities and other EU states refused to allow some Turkish ministers to campaign.
The Turkish ministers wanted to campaign for a yes vote on the EU states. The move led to an explosive response from the Turkish President.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the spirit of Nazi Germany was rampant in Europe.
Erdogan said that when Turks call them Nazis, they get uncomfortable. He was referring to Europe. Erdogan was speaking in a televised speech on Sunday.
Erdogan was referring to Merkel when he said that they are employing Nazi measures. He said that Merkel was employing Nazi measures against his Turkish brothers in Germany who planned to hold campaign rallies for a yes vote in the referendum.
Sigmar Gabriel who is Germany’s Foreign Minister said that Erdogan’s comments were shocking. He also said that Germany is tolerant but not stupid.
The vice-president of Merkel’s CDU party, Julia Kloeckner also reacted by saying that Mr. Erdogan has lost his mind. She also urged the EU to freeze the financial aid amounting to billions of euros to Turkey.
Germany is home to 1.4 million Turkish voters. The country hosts the world’s largest Turkish diaspora.
The current diplomatic conflict has ruined the relationship between NATO allies, Turkey and Germany.
Turkey reacted angrily after a Frankfurt rally took place on Saturday. The rally was urging a no vote.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister accused the German authorities of being the worst example of double standards. He pointed out that Germany allowed the pro-Kurdish protest yet it prevented the Turkish ministers from campaigning.
Many of the protesters carried symbols of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The party is listed as a terror organization by the EU, U.S. and also Turkey.
Turkey also reacted with anger after Germany’s Intelligence Chief said he was not convinced by Turkish claims that the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen was behind the failed July coup aimed at overthrowing Erdogan.
The diplomatic conflict has left Turkey’s ambition to join the EU hopeless as the referendum is around the corner.
Erdogan made matters worse when he said that he believed parliament would agree to pass a bill to restore capital punishment which he said that he would sign.
Erdogan made a clear warning that he could reverse the 2004 abolition of capital punishment.
The abolitions is a pre-condition for joining the EU.
The European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned that any return of the death penalty in Turkey would be a "red line". Gabriel told Der Spiegel said that Turkey is very far from agreeing with the EU.
The conflict is damaging Turkey’s relations with key EU members and Turkish-Dutch ties. Erdogan urged the Turks in Europe to have more children so that they can tilt the demographics.
3,000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italy coastguard
Around 3,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Monday as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, the Italian coastguard said.
"After some calm days, migrants are arriving in large numbers, taking advantage of a window of favourable weather," said a coastguard official.
The rescue was undertaken in 22 separate operations coordinated by the Italian coastguard. One participant was the Aquarius, a humanitarian ship run by the NGO SOS Mediterranean and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which said it saved 946 people, including 200 unaccompanied minors.
An MSF video showed three young children smiling and dancing on the ship to the sound of drumming. The migrants rescued by the Aquarius had been found drifting on nine wooden and rubber boats.
Tillerson refuses to rule out nuclearization of Asian allies to keep North Korea in check
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, refused to rule out increased weaponization and even nuclearization of America’s East Asian allies to deter North Korean aggression.
“We’re exchanging views,” Tillerson said, while standing a few feet within what is technically North Korean territory inside what is known as the Joint Security Area.
“Nothing has been taken off the table,” he said, when asked whether he would rule out nuclearization of the peninsula, during the interview with Fox News.
Tillerson, who’s called the past 20 years of diplomacy toward North Korea a failure, has said the world needs a new strategy.
Gay moment in Beauty and the Beast: Malaysia says it cannot ignore rules on censorship
>Film Censorship Board blames director Bill Condon for highlighting Disney movie's LGBT element in the first place.
Malaysia's Film Censorship Board has come out strongly in defence of its decision to call for cuts in the so-called gay moment in Disney's live remake of the Beauty and the Beast.
It also criticised the film's director Bill Condon for highlighting that moment in the movie which, the board claimed, drew undue publicity and forced it to act.
Despite the request, board chairman Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid said he found the film entertaining and regretted not being able to take his granddaughter to see it after it was pulled by Disney.
Facebook Bias Against Conservatives Strikes Again
The war on American conservatism has taken enormous leaps forward in the past year, with social media playing a massive new role.
Facebook, Twitter, and Google, the holy trinity of the way Americans communicate on the internet, have all been forced in recent months to confront the liberal media’s favorite new term du jour: Fake news.
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Hidden killer: Salt in food 'killing 14,000 people a year'
Too much salt in our diets is causing up to 14,000 preventable deaths every year according to health campaigners.
And food producers, they say, are not meeting voluntary reduction targets because it would drive down their profits.
It is called the hidden killer, causing strokes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Professor Graham MacGregor, chairman of Consensus on Salt and Health (CASH), said: "The easiest way to make bland, cheap food more palatable is to add salt - and salt is practically free.
"This is a national scandal. The UK was leading the world in salt reduction, but the Government is doing nothing to ensure that the 2017 salt targets are met."
Hidden killer: Salt in food 'killing 14,000 people a year'
Too much salt in our diets is causing up to 14,000 preventable deaths every year according to health campaigners.
And food producers, they say, are not meeting voluntary reduction targets because it would drive down their profits.
It is called the hidden killer, causing strokes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Professor Graham MacGregor, chairman of Consensus on Salt and Health (CASH), said: "The easiest way to make bland, cheap food more palatable is to add salt - and salt is practically free.
"This is a national scandal. The UK was leading the world in salt reduction, but the Government is doing nothing to ensure that the 2017 salt targets are met."
Germany Rejects Trump’s Claims It Owes NATO ‘Vast Sums Of Money’
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen released a statement Sunday in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s claims Germany owes NATO “vast sums of money” for defense.
Trump said Germany needs to contribute more to the NATO alliance in a series of tweets following his Friday meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Von der Leyen released a statement in response to the tweets, saying “there is no account where debts are registered with NATO.” She further questioned the way NATO calculates military spending.
“Defense spending also goes into UN peacekeeping missions, into our European missions and into our contribution to the fight against IS terrorism,” von der Leyen said.
California waiter refused to serve four Latina women until he saw ‘proof of residency’
It was girls’ day out, and Diana Carrillo had abandoned her desire to eat healthy well before she, her sister and two friends got to the Southern California restaurant. The destination: Saint Marc, an upscale spot in the seaside city of Huntington Beach, where Carrillo had been once before.
As the waiter walked up to the table, Carrillo figured she’d splurge on the grilled-cheese sandwich and pay the $2 up-charge to add some of the restaurant’s signature bacon. To start, maybe she’d share a watermelon and cheese plate with her sister and friends.
But the mood soured quickly after the waiter appeared. Before he could serve the four Latina women, he said, they needed to show proof of residency. “I need to make sure you’re from here,” he said.
Flummoxed, the four women handed over their IDs. But as what was happening sank in, they fumed. “I looked at my sister and (my friend), and I said, did he really just say that?”
Trump-Russia claims: US intelligence chiefs to give evidence
Two US intelligence chiefs are set to testify before Congress about possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's election campaign.
They will also address Mr Trump's unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped by predecessor Barack Obama.
FBI director James Comey and NSA chief Admiral Mike Rogers will give evidence at a rare open hearing of the congressional intelligence committee.
Mr Trump has called the investigation a "total witch hunt".
Russia denies attempting to influence the US presidential election.
Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border
>The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump's promise to build a "big, beautiful wall" at the Mexican border.
The notices were made public late Friday by Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security Department agency that will oversee the project and eventually patrol and maintain the wall. The proposals are due to the government by March 29.
One of the CBP contract requests calls for a solid concrete wall, while the other asks for proposals for a see-through structure. Both require the wall to sunk at least six feet into the ground and include 25- and 50-foot automated gates for pedestrians and vehicles. The proposed wall must also be built in a such a way that it would take at least an hour to cut through it with a "sledgehammer, car jack, pick axe, chisel, battery operated impact tools, battery operated cutting tools, Oxy/acetylene torch or other similar hand-held tools."
U.S., China soften tone, say to work together on North Korea
The United States and China will work together to get nuclear-armed North Korea take "a different course", U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday, softening previous criticism of Beijing after talks with his Chinese counterpart.
China has been irritated at being repeatedly told by Washington to rein in North Korea's surging nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, one of a series of hurdles in ties between the world's two largest economies.
But Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the talks with Tillerson as "candid, pragmatic and productive". The two sides appeared to have made some progress or put aside differences on difficult issues, at least in advance of a planned summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump.
ISRAEL IMPLEMENTS TRAVEL BAN ON BDS MOVEMENT SUPPORTERS
The country of Israel has recently signed into law a bill which effectively bans anyone who supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. The movement spurs from Palestinian influence looking for the return of land which they claim is rightfully theirs.
This fight between Israel and Palestine has been in the world headlines for years, and dates back over 50 years, if not much more. Part of the problem is that religious beliefs intertwine with the conflict, which raises the question as to how this conflict can be peacefully resolved without a holy war.
Recently, a British man named Hugh Lanning was denied entry into Israel as a result of the new law. Lanning, who had visited Israel previously in the past, was reported to say:
“When they scanned my passport, they instantly got someone to escort me off to the reception area… At different stages it felt like they were testing me against what they already knew… At one point they showed me my Wikipedia page, which is not written by me… At another point they showed me a picture of myself in Gaza”
Las Vegas Man Breaks Free From Armed Home Intruders, Shoots Them
A Las Vegas man and his girlfriend are alive after a harrowing ordeal involving a home invasion, duct tape, and gunshots.
The couple was in their home Tuesday night when two armed men broke in. The intruders bound the couple with duct tape and demanded money from them.
However, the man was able to break free from the tape and retrieve a gun.
"I'm not sure how he was able to break free, but he was able to retrieve a firearm and shoot the suspect multiple times," police Lt. Dan McGrath told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The homeowner shot both of the intruders and killed one of them. His girlfriend was shot in the arm during the ordeal, but police didn't specify how this occurred.
Lawmakers seek FBI, NSA answers on Trump, Russia at rare public hearing
The directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency will break their public silence on Monday about their investigations into possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign at a rare open congressional intelligence committee hearing.
Representatives Devin Nunes, chairman of the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Adam Schiff, the panel's top Democrat, have called FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers to testify as part of their committee's probe into allegations that Russia meddled in U.S. elections.
Other congressional committees also are investigating the matter, mostly behind closed doors. But amid a furor over whether Moscow tried to influence the 2016 presidential race on Trump's behalf, lawmakers said they would make public as much of their probes as possible.
IRAN’S MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD DECLARES MAJOR U.S. EVENT UNDERWAY, PREDICTS GLOBAL WAR SOON
The former president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has declared that a major event is underway in the U.S. that will see “major wars in east Asia, the China Sea, and the Middle East.”
In a statement, Ahmadinejad wrote, “I recently said that whenever the U.S. governing body raises trivial, ambiguous and minor issues for launching a media game and grabbing people’s attention to that, there will be a major event underway.”
He added, “These very current days with the unprecedented rise of the U.S. military budget, the U.S. army is rapidly preparing for starting battles in east Asia, the China Sea as well as the Middle East.”
He further claimed that “launching any war by the U.S. rulers is going to materialize the termination of the U.S. empire’s rule over the world and the collapse of the devilish hegemony of Global capitalist.”
Merkel calls for free trade with Japan after meeting with Trump
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a staunch joint defence of free trade on Sunday, as the United States pushes towards greater protectionism.
"We want free and open markets," Merkel said in a speech in Hanover, a day before the world's biggest computer trade fair, CeBIT, kicks off in the central German city. The event is partnered with Japan this year.
"In these times of inter-connectedness, we want to link together our societies and work together in an equitable way. That's what free trade is about," she said.
She made no direct reference to US President Donald Trump, elected on a protectionist "America First" platform promising to slash trade deficits, but noted that the European Union and Japan are negotiating a free trade deal that may be reached this year.
Rex Tillerson Bans Press From Plane For Absolutely PERFECT Reason
The liberal media has been throwing longwinded and pathetic hissy fits over their treatment by the Trump administration in recent weeks.
President Trump has never been a fan of the mainstream media, even as Candidate Trump, and now that he has assumed the role of Commander in Chief, he has been able to reign in their undue sphere of influence.
It seems also that the proverbial government apple does not fall far from the tree, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has taken it upon himself to ban the press from his private plane. While being badgered by the writing press about his decision, Tillerson retorted with an unabashedly glorious response.
INTEL CHAIR: ‘NO COLLUSION BETWEEN TRUMP AND RUSSIA… LEAK IS THE ONLY CRIME’
ust as was predicted, based on the expectations management being undertaken by high-ranking Democrats, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes confirmed on Sunday that he’s seen no evidence of collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
As The Hill reports, Nunes was asked during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” if he has seen any evidence of any collusion between “Trump world” and Russia to swing the 2016 presidential election.
“I’ll give you a very simple answer: ‘no,’ ” Nunes said. “Up to speed on everything I have up to this morning. No evidence of collusion.”
However, Nunes notes that the probe did discover one crime during the probe – related to the leaking of former Trump aide Michael Flynn’s name and transcript.
Another Senior Russian Official Has Died
Since the day of Donald Trump's election, high-ranking Russian officials have been dropping like flies and today's reports that a top official of Russia's space agency has been found dead brings the total to eight.
As we noted previously, six Russian diplomats have died in the last 3 months - all but one died on foreign soil. Some were shot, while other causes of death are unknown. Note that a few deaths have been labeled "heart attacks" or "brief illnesses."
1. You probably remember Russia's Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov — he was assassinated by a police officer at a photo exhibit in Ankara on December 19.
2. On the same day, another diplomat, Peter Polshikov, was shot dead in his Moscow apartment. The gun was found under the bathroom sink but the circumstances of the death were under investigation. Polshikov served as a senior figure in the Latin American department of the Foreign Ministry.
3. Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died in New York this past week. Churkin was rushed to the hospital from his office at Russia's UN mission. Initial reports said he suffered a heart attack, and the medical examiner is investigating the death, according to CBS.
4. Russia's Ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin, died after a "brief illness January 27, which The Hindu said he had been suffering from for a few weeks.
5. Russian Consul in Athens, Greece, Andrei Malanin, was found dead in his apartment January 9. A Greek police official said there was "no evidence of a break-in." But Malanin lived on a heavily guarded street. The cause of death needed further investigation, per an AFP report. Malanin served during a time of easing relations between Greece and Russia when Greece was increasingly critiqued by the EU and NATO.
6. Ex-KGB chief Oleg Erovinkin, who was suspected of helping draft the Trump dossier, was found dead in the back of his car December 26, according to The Telegraph. Erovinkin also was an aide to former deputy prime minister Igor Sechin, who now heads up state-owned Rosneft.
Huge surge in online mental health appointments attacked by specialists
People with depression and anxiety are increasingly being offered online therapy through the NHS’s flagship mental health scheme, using methods that one expert said “fly in the face of what it means to be human”.
New figures obtained by The Independent show an almost ninefold rise in webcam and instant messenger appointments through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) scheme between 2012-13 and 2015-16, compared to a 144 per cent rise in overall appointments.
The number of appointments carried out this way in England rose from 5,738 to 49,475, suggesting NHS commissioners across the country are looking for alternatives to traditional face-to-face therapies.
Diana Printz Talks About Teacher Raping Students Exposed By Veritas With Major James Burdock
Diana Printz and Major James Burdock exchanged thoughts about a Lawyer who helped a pedophile teacher get away with crime .A shocking new undercover video from Project Veritas captured the senior counsel for a New York teacher’s union admitting of defending a junior high school teacher who forced students to perform oral sex at knife point.
The Pedophile teacher was forced to resign , and still out in the open looking for his next victim.
“A horrifying sex crime has been committed against a child, and the system prevents that crime from ever being brought to light let alone the perpetrators ever being brought to justice,” O’Keefe asserts in the video. “Are the teacher’s unions so powerful that they can protect, cover up, and condone a crime committed against our children while in their care?”
Paris Airport Attacker: Under The Influence Of Drugs
Tests showed that the suspected Islamic extremist in Saturday's Paris airport attack was then under the influence of drugs.
The presence of cannabis and cocaine were found on the man's body. An alcohol level of 0.93 grams per liter was also found in his blood. The information came from a court source.
The man identified as Ziyed B tried to shoot people at Orly airport last Saturday. He was heard shouting " I am here to die for Allah. There will be deaths."
He was first stopped for speeding at a road check north of the city in the morning of Saturday. He hurt a policewoman after shooting her in the face with an air pistol. He held up another woman driver at gunpoint, took off with her car and drove to the Orly airport.
Uber president Jeff Jones quits, deepening turmoil
Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image.
Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday.
In a statement to Reuters, Jones said he could not continue as president of a business with which he was incompatible.
"I joined Uber because of its mission, and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the company mature and thrive long term," Jones said.
"It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business," he added. Jones wished the "thousands of amazing people at the company" well.
Anti-Terror Police Simulate Thames Tourist Boat Hijacking
British police in inflatable powerboats stormed a River Thames cruise boat Sunday as part of an exercise simulating the hijacking of a tourist vessel in London.
The Metropolitan Police force said Sunday’s training exercise involving more than 200 officers was designed to test the emergency services’ response to “a marauding terrorist attack.”
It’s the first such exercise to focus on the winding tidal river that carries large amounts of commuters, tourists and freight through the heart of London.
Russia’s Orthodox Christian tradition has made it a natural defender of mainstream Islam
The west's liberal crusade is anathema to both Russian traditions and Russia's legally stringent views on foreign policy
The contemporary foreign policy of the Russian Federation can be characterised as a pragmatic defence of self-interests along with the interests of its allies. All of these policies tend to be conducted within the framework of international law. In fact, Russia often finds herself having to define the precepts of international law to other nations who frequently violent it.
The forum where this is most frequently accomplished is the United Nations. The long-serving and recently deceased Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin became emblematic of Russia holding others to account, at least in terms of rhetoric and voting record.
The end in Syria: the most unnecessary of all unnecessary Middle East wars
Syria has turned into the primary battleground between those standing for moral right and those advancing aggression
Lawrence of Arabia remains one of the most poignant films ever made. Although far from an historical documentary, it offers tremendous insights into the thinking behind the Arab Revolt (1916-18) and the administration of the post-Ottoman British mandates in the Arab world.
A particularly memorable line on the nature of war, states:
Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men, courage and hope for the future.
Then old men make the peace and the vices of peace are the vices of old men, mistrust and caution.
The same could be said of almost any war. In the case of Syria, the war presents us with a twisted paradox. The current conflict was entirely unneeded and avoidable, although it has grown into the most apparent battle between moral good and immoral evil since the Great Patriotic War against Hitler’s fascism.
Ecuador shows why national sovereignty is so important
National sovereignty is an undervalued asset in today's world, especially by the international media, where the views of Washington and its allies largely prevail. This is true with regard to economic as well as political issues, and its consequences can be quite heavy in a region like Latin America, long regarded by U.S. officials as their backyard.
The election in Ecuador is being watched, as well, as it's contested by forces that have opposing views on this question.
On the left, there is the presidential bid of former vice president Lenín Moreno, and his party — which has already won a majority of the Congress — Alianza PAIS (AP).
Intelligence Community Should Stop Leaking Information To Liberal Media
Republican Congressman Michael Turner said members of the intelligence community should stop leaking information to U.S. newspapers.
Turner hit the intelligence community for giving sensitive information to their favored liberal media like The Washington Post and The New York Times. He said the American public cannot trust the intelligence community if they keep doing that.
President Trump Promises Biggest Tax Cut Since Reagan
President Donald Trump’s proposed tax will rival the one Ronald Reagan introduced and passed his first year in office back in 1981.
The White House announced in February that the plan would be ready in a couple of weeks. President Trump said that it will be ready around March.
President’s spokesman has said that the plan will be presented to Congress in late spring to summer.
Trump’s administration is waiting for Congress to pass the healthcare reform. President Trump said that he is still working on the tax plan.
President Donald Trump is promising to introduce the largest tax reduction in American history.
Former Hillary Staff and Networking Site 'Meet-Up' Teamed-up For Anti-Trump Campaign
A former Hillary Clinton staff is leading an online campaign against President Donald Trump.
Hillary's former digital director Jess Morales Rocketto has even teamed up with a networking site in attacking Trump and his policies.
The networking site Meet-Up is planning protests among thousands of its users who are already involved with anti-Trump Meet-up groups.
The tech company's part in a clear anti-Trump organized campaign has the approval of its CEO. Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman said it seems not enough for a CEO to just say he will be a politician. He has allowed his company to mobilize people against Trump.
White Supremacy March To Be Held In Scotland
A far-right group is holding a " Global White Pride Day" march in Edinburgh, Scotland next week.
The White Pride march is scheduled on March 25, the same day a Sikh festival will take place in Edinburgh. Hundreds of people are expected to go to the streets in a traditional procession with a display of martial arts, hymns, and music.
A similar White Pride Day was also held in Swansea on the same day last year. The organizers of the 2016 march said the event was an opportunity to "stand proud of our race and white heritage". The group also promised to secure the existence of their people and the future of white children.
Florida Gov. Removes State Attorney From Death Penalty Case
There's high drama in Florida over a prosecutor's decision not to seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a police officer.
And the Florida governor's decision to assign a different state attorney to the case is reigniting Florida's death penalty debate yet again, after the law spent a contentious year in court.
For much of last year, executions in Florida were on hold. That's because Florida's Supreme Court said the way judges and juries decided on the death penalty was unconstitutional. At the time, the law said only seven of 12 jurors needed to recommend a death sentence.
The King of Rock and Roll Has Died
Chuck Berry died on the 18th of March at his home in St. Charles County, Mo. At 90 years-old. His death was announced by St. Charles County police in a Facebook post on its website. The authorities said that the officers responded to a medical emergency at Mr. Berry’s home and administered lifesaving techniques but all in vain.
Chuck Berry is said to have put the important pieces together on what was later known as rock and roll. He was initiated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1986. His standards influenced the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and later Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen.
Mr. Berry embraced the American rock tradition. His recording of Johnny B. Goode was included on a disc launched into space on the Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1977.
John Lennon’s said that if you tried to give rock-and-roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry — Mr. Berry.
He was an unlikely idol for a growing teen subculture that he sang about at the dawn of the rock era.
Maybellene in 1955 was his first recording, he was 30, married and the father of two when he made the recording. Maybellene was a song on a story of a man in a Ford V8 chasing his unfaithful girlfriend in a Cadillac Coupe de Ville. The song charted No. 1 on Billboard’s rhythm-and-blues chart and No. 5 on the pop music charts.
Mr. Berry had an athletic body, high cheekbones and perfect hair. He imitated the dangerous appeal of rock. The rock historian Albin Zak said that Mr. Berry was a very literate wordsmith. He also said that Berry composed durable songs.
Mr. Berry’s charisma was awesome. His race prevented him from achieving Elvis-like levels of commercial success in Hollywood and Las Vegas. He had hits such as No Particular Place to Go (1964) and Dear Dad (1965). He also appeared in The T.A.M.I. Show. The T.A.M.I. Show was a 1965 concert film with James Brown, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye.
Back in 1987, Mr. Berry released his biography and was the subject of Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll. Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll was a documentary and concert film featuring guest performers including Keith Richards and Eric Clapton.
Mr. Berry said he was wary of accepting a crown at the time. Peers and critics bestowed him as a king of rock music. Charles Edward Anderson was the real name of Berry. He was born in St. Louis on Oct. 18, 1926. His father was a carpenter and handyman.
He began playing guitar and performing at parties at age 14. He was arrested for 3 -years for his role in a failed armed robbery. Shortly after his release, he worked on an automobile assembly line while studying for a career in hairdressing.
Mr. Berry sang at the Cosmopolitan Club in East St. Louis, Ill during the weekend. He was in a group led by pianist Johnnie Johnson, who later played on many of Mr. Berry’s records.
His career was nearly spoilt in 1959. He was arrested on a federal charge of taking a 14-year-old girl across state lines for immoral purposes. He was convicted but granted an appeal on the basis of racist remarks made by the judge. A second trial also ended in a conviction. Mr. Berry eventually served 18 months of a three-year sentence and paid a $10,000 fine.
His career took a second wave of rockers after he was released in 1963. In 1979, he served four months in Lompoc Federal Prison in California for tax evasion.
A cook in Mr. Berry’s St. Louis restaurant, the Southern Air, sued him. He claimed that he secretly videotaped her and other women in the establishment’s restroom.
He got married in 1948 to Themetta Suggs, known as Toddy. He also received a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement in 1984 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2000. He always wanted to keep rocking as long as he was alive.
Authorities arrest intruder near White House for bomb threat claims; security heightened
A Virginia man was arrested near the White House on Saturday for claiming he had a bomb. The episode prompted the Secret Service to bolster its security measures.
“On March 18, 2017 at approximately 11:05 pm, an individual drove a vehicle up to a Secret Service checkpoint located at 15th Street and E Street NW,” a Secret Service spokesman confirmed. He assured that Secret Service personnel heightened their “posture of readiness” in accord with protocols.
The intruder was identified by the authorities as Sean Patrick Keoughan. The Secret Service detained him after he allegedly drove a stolen car up to a White House checkpoint and declared he had a bomb inside, CNN reports. US President Donald Trump was reportedly at his estate in Palm Beach, Florida at the time of the incident.
According to a Washington DC police, the man claimed “there’s a bomb in the trunk.” “This is a test,” the intruder later said as a Secret Service officer detained him. Keoughan was charged for illegal use of a vehicle and making false bomb threats.
Kim Jong-Un declares ‘new birth’ in North Korea’s rocket program
Kim Jong-Un declared a “new birth” in his country’s rocket program as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to restrain North Korea's nuclear weapons plan. The North Korean leader was reportedly in attendance at the test of a new high-thrust engine.
Kim assured the “whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries.” The country’s official media service, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), said the new high-thrust engine will help North Korea attain a world-class satellite- launching program.
The chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) declared that his country is close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile. KCNA reports that the North Korean leader sees the success of the current test as a great event of historic significance while a new birth of the Juche-based rocket industry was unveiled.
Afghan soldier killed after shooting 3 US troops in suspected 'insider attack'
An Afghan soldier was killed after he opened fire at US troops inside the Camp Shorab air base in the Helmand province in south Afghanistan. According to the Nato-led Resolute Support mission, three American soldiers were wounded in the attack on 19 March.
"Coalition security forces on the base killed the soldier to end the attack," a spokesman for US forces told AFP. "The US soldiers are receiving medical treatment at this time, and we will release more information when available."
Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, a spokesperson, told Reuters that "the guard lost his life in exchange of fire", but claimed that the shooting was a "mistake" and not a deliberate attempt to attack the US troops on the base.
According to the US Long War Journal website, more than 150 coalition troops have been killed in so-called "green-on-blue" insider attacks by local soldiers. The most recent reported attack took place in October 2016 when a gunman dressed in an Afghan army uniform killed a US soldier and a US contractor. One other US soldier and two more contractors were injured in the attack that took place in Kabul.
UN Rejects Report Accusing Israel of Apartheid
he beginning of change? The UN rejected a report, compiled by one of its agencies, accusing Israel of Apartheid.
The secretary-general of the United Nations (UN) on Friday rejected a report, authored by UN officials, that accused Israel of establishing an “apartheid regime,” prompting the resignation of the head of the agency that authored it.
The report, compiled by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and titled “Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid: Palestine and the Israeli Occupation,” was produced by Princeton Professor Emeritus Richard Falk, the UN’s former Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Palestine, and American political scientist Virginia Tilley of Southern Illinois University.
Canada Headed For Record Number Of Mexican Illegals At Border
Canada is on track to nab the largest number of Mexican illegals at the border in a single year. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has already detained more illegals originating from Mexico in the first two months of the year than it did in 2016.
As of March 9, the CBSA had arrested 444 Mexicans at the border.
For all of 2016, border guards detained 410 Mexicans.
The largest number of illegals ever detained for an entire year came in 2012, when 667 “migrants” attempted to cross the border.
Illegals In Limbo When Home Countries Refuse Them
Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar has reported that approximately 30 countries are unwilling to accept the deportations of illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes in the U.S.
The congressman from Texas also said that the U.S.is still issuing visas and student visas to citizens of those countries despite them refusing to take the deported immigrants.
Cuellar has reported that there is a law that allows the U.S. to hold visas from a country that is not taking back it criminals. The U.S. has not yet enforced the law.
Apple's mystery 'wireless device' has been revealed in FCC photos
Last fall, Apple submitted an application to the Federal Communications Commission for an unannounced device with the model number A1844.
At the time, the "wireless device," as it was described in the application, was a mystery. Speculation mounted in some Apple circles as a result. The application said it was a low-powered device, with both Bluetooth and NFC wireless functionality.
On Sunday, a user manual and photos of the mystery device were published by the FCC.
The mystery device appears to be a badge reader that attaches to a door assembly, most likely for Apple corporate use. Take a look:
The 'messy' way a former Goldman Sachs employee grew a $150 million startup
Scott Belsky is an early investor in startups such as Uber, Pinterest, and Warby Parker who began his career at Goldman Sachs.
He realized quickly that Goldman wasn't for him, so he spent the next four years saving $18,000. He used the money and some help from those close to him to quit and bootstrap a startup called Behance. Belsky didn't take a paycheck for the next two years.
In the end, the hard work paid off. Adobe purchased Behance for a reported $150 million, and Belsky went out of his way to turn half of his employees into millionaires from the sale.
But he says the sale isn't the interesting part of his story. Instead, it was the stressful "messy middle" years of Behance that defined his career.
Real fascists march in Latvia while MSM targets Le Pen and Wilders (VIDEO)
In misusing the word 'fascist', western leaders devalue the word. They do so as they conspicuously ignore the rise of authentic fascism in Eastern Europe.
Fascism is the wicked ideology that brought the world closer to collapse than any other in modern history. The blood of nearly 30 million Soviet soldiers is a testament to this harrowing struggle. The decades of peace that ensued in Europe and the Soviet Union after the 9th of May 1945, stands as a vindication of the anti-fascist post-war policies instigated by the USSR.
Post-Soviet Europe has seen the frightening trend of a re-emergence of fascism, something the Soviet government warned its western counterparts about as early as 1945.
Sadly, in much of Europe, the word fascism is totally misused. Marine Le Pen is a classic civic nationalist, not a fascist. Geert Wilders is certainly an anti-Muslim bigot, but in no way is the man who is a kind of liberal on steroids, a fascist. He hates Islam because he feels it is incompatible with liberalism. In this sense he is correct, but so too is Christianity, which demonstrates why so many Christians feel marginalised and open to abuse in so-called ‘free’ liberal societies.
Trump's Travel Ban Constitutional
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided to shut down President Trump’s first Executive Order on immigration. The move was supported by the Liberal mainstream media.
The mainstream media went to the extent of falsely accusing President Trump of being racist. The Ninth Circuit Court made the wrong move after taking the president’s Constitutional authority in its own hands. The court also failed to address that aspect in its writings.
UFO Spotted While Mt. Etna Erupts in Italy
There are claims that whenever there’s a volcano, UFO activity is likely to be taking place nearby. That was the case on Mount Etna on the Island of Sicily.
Many UFO sightings have been reported there. A green cone-shaped UFO was spotted last week on thermal images.
The UFO was entering an active vent of Mount Etna.
Mount Etna is the tallest and the most active volcano in Europe. This has raised fears on whether residents should pack their belongings and move away from the area.
The mountain has records and evidence of its eruptions. The records date back 500,000 years. The latest period began back in 2001.
On the 30th of October, an unnamed volcano watcher spotted a series of pictures on the Italian National Geology and Vulcanology website.
The images showed thermal images of a green cone-shaped UFO that was descending into one of the volcano’s vents.
The strange images were spotted around 6:42 am to 6:54 am local time. The UFO had left by 7 am.
The UFO sightings over Mount Etna provoke many questions as to what and why the UFO would enter the volcano’s vent.
On the October 30th, the sighting was significant because it showed the UFO entering the active volcano. Some people suggest it was trying to stop the eruption.
Some of the eruptions at Mount Etna had positive effects for the local community. Back in 396 BC, one of the eruptions at Etna stopped the Carthaginians from attacking Syracuse during the Second Sicilian War.
Back in 122 BC, an eruption caused heavy damage to Catania. The Roman government exempted the city from paying taxes for ten years.
It is not yet clear as to why the UFO entered Mount Etna. Maybe someone is planning to invade Sicily.
‘Islamophobia’ is a fake piece of lexicon used to sell fake news
>The western establishment are at war with moderate Muslims and moderate Christians. Into this fray, Islamophobia has become a word designed to bolster the fake news agenda
For nearly 20 years, the term Islamophobia has been part of the western lexicon. The term is generally used to imply non-Muslims of various European ethnic backgrounds having a profound fear of Islam and Muslims.
But just as there is fake news, there is also a fake lexicon to accompany it. The entire notion of Islamophobia as defined and intellectually proliferated in the west, even by those who do not hate anything about Islam, is a dangerous canard.
Every religion has its extremists and for decades, some would say longer, western imperial powers have been funding radial political Islamist groups whether it be Britain’s help to establishment the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in 1928 or Britain’s assistance of extremist Wahhabist The House of Saud in their war against Britain’s former ally, The Hashemites, in the Hejaz in 1924.
Payment Processors are Still Policing Your Sex Life, and the Latest Victim is FetLife
>Eighteenth century writer and philosopher the Marquis de Sade spent the last 13 years of his life in prison for his crimes of writing pornographic novels such as Justine and Juliette.
>Today those who explore and write about similar sexual fantasies online—now known as BDSM and grounded in the consent of all participants—are suffering similar acts of censorship as the eponymous literary sadist who preceded them by two centuries. The biggest difference is that the church and state have been supplanted as chief censors by private companies such as payment service providers Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal.
>This year it's the turn of adult social network FetLife, which just lost its ability to process credit card payments because it offers a platform for members to discuss and to post depictions of consensual BDSM practices. In this instance the ban appears to have come down from one of the credit card networks, which shut down both of the merchant accounts that FetLife used to process payments, justifying this to one merchant with complaints about "blood, needles, and vampirism" on the website, and to the other with the vague explanation of "illegal or immoral reasons".
>It's also difficult to discern what's behind this latest crackdown, but the least likely scenario is that it was a case of proactive self-policing by the credit card network. More likely, this is a case of Shadow Regulation in which the hand of government, or some third party acting as self-appointed morals campaigner, has reached a secret agreement with the payment network behind the scenes. In this context, it may be worth noting that Attorney-General Jeff Sessions recently indicated that he would consider reviving the Justice Department's Obscenity Prosecution Task Force.
Cellphone Surveillance By New York Police Without a Warrant
The New York State Supreme Court is preparing to make an important decision on cellphone surveillance. The Court will decide what New York police can legally keep a secret.
Stingray cellphone surveillance is facing opposition in the U.S. People are supporting the idea of transparency. The new trend can be seen by the recent bills passed in Arizona and New Hampshire. The upward trend is expected to continue all the way up to the top.
The political class and the public have become aware of the true nature of intrusion. The intrusion has been a result of arming local, state, and federal state police with military grade surveillance equipment.
There is need to oversight. A new bill was recently introduced in the New York Assembly. The bill seeks to ban the use of stingrays. Stingrays refers to the brand name of a popular cellphone surveillance tool manufactured by Harris Corporation.
Stingrays are an IMSI catcher targeted and sold to law enforcement. They are also called cell-site simulators because they work by camouflaging as a cellphone tower.
Mobile phones send signals to cellphone towers every 7 to 15 seconds. This happens whether you are on a call or not. The stingray tricks your phone into connecting to it.
Whoever has the Stingray can figure out most of your phone call details. Such include who, when, and where you are calling and the precise location of every device within the range. In some devices, they can even record your conversation.
The New York Supreme Court is about to make an important decision on the legality of the devices. One of the Judges showed support by allowing New Yorkers to be made aware of how the city officials have used the tax payer’s money on Stingrays. Shocking reports show that the NYPD has used stingrays more than 1,000 times without warrant.
The attorney for the New York Civil Liberties Union was speaking before the Manhattan County Supreme Court. He said that the council members and the public should have very basic information on how much the NYPD has been spending and on what tools.
New York City’s Law Department attorney Neil Giovanatti told the court that no one knows the devices that the NYPD has and that the stingrays that they use might not have the capability to monitor people’s information. Judge Hagler said that he might instruct the city to reveal the cost of the devices. The City says that the release of that information could put NYD in danger.
The city’s records will be examined by the judge in closed-door hearing on the 22nd of March before a meeting with attorneys from both sides. That’s when the final ruling will be delivered.
At the end of the day, every New Yorker ought to be informed about how the City spends the tax dollar.
Will Kellyanne Conway's Husband Join The Justice Department?
Senior White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway's husband will be appointed as head of the Justice Department's civil division. George Conway will lead the division which represents the federal government in legal battles in the courts. It would mean that Conway will take the lead in defending the Trump administration against lawsuits, including those cases filed against the new executive order on immigration.
Conway is a graduate of Yale Law School. He is also a partner at the firm Watchtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz. A popular Republican lawyer, George Conway was involved in Paula Jones' lawsuit against former President Bill Clinton.
Paula Jones worked as a state clerk of Arkansas when Clinton was governor. She accused Bill of sexual harassment at the time. The lawsuit was filed when he was already the President. Jones' lawsuit against Bill led to the worst political crisis of his career. It also led to an impeachment case against the Democrat president, Hillary's husband. It marked the third impeachment case against a President in American history. Jones also called Hillary a liar. She said Hillary tried to destroy the women who filed cases of sexual harassment against Bill.
Conway also represented tobacco company Philip Morris in another case. He was considered for the position of solicitor general. The job went to Noel Francisco instead. The solicitor general is assigned to argue cases for the administration before the Supreme Court.
George Conway was not involved in Trump's presidential campaign. His wife Kellyanne is credited for being the first woman to bring a presidential campaign to victory. Trump has always praised Kellyanne for helping him become the President. George Conway's appointment as head of the Justice Department's civil division is expected to be officially announced soon.
The Yahoo hack is the clearest sign yet that Russia has merged criminal hacking with a larger missio
Two Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers were indicted Wednesday for what the Justice Department said amounted to directing and facilitating a massive hack on Yahoo in 2014 that compromised roughly 500 million accounts using a relatively simple method of attack.
The indictment was the first time the US had charged Russian government officials with cyber crimes, offering the clearest sign yet that Russian intelligence officials are recruiting people to engage in criminal hacking — both for personal financial gain and to spy on targets ranging from Russian journalists to private-sector employees in the American financial and transportation sectors.
Pope Francis: In Case of ‘True Spiritual Disturbances,’ Call an Exorcist
A careful distinction must be made between psychological problems and “true spiritual disturbances,” Pope Francis said Friday, but in the latter case, an exorcist should be called in.
Speaking to participants in a course on the sacrament of confession, Pope Francis said that priests hearing confessions should exercise attentive discernment, because those confessing their sins “can come from the most varied situations.”
The person going to confession “may have spiritual disturbances, whose nature must be subjected to careful discernment,” Francis told the priests taking the course, “while taking into account all the existential, ecclesial, natural and supernatural circumstances.”
Man killed at Paris airport after shooting police officer at checkpoint
A man has been shot dead after trying to grab a soldier's gun at French airport Orly in Paris.
The man who was shot dead was known to French security forces and was involved in an earlier incident on Saturday morning at a checkpoint to the north of Paris.
The French Interior Ministry confirmed on Twitter that the man, who has not yet been named, shot a police officer with a pistol shot at 6.50 a.m. CET before going on the run.
FBI Arrests Man Who Allegedly Used Twitter To Cause Seizure Of Newsweek Writer
The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Twitter user Friday for allegedly causing Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald to have a seizure.
The suspect, John Rivello, was arrested by the FBI at his Maryland home. Rivello, 29, is being charged under a federal cyberstalking statute and will appear in federal court in Dallas Monday.
The Twitter incident occurred in December 2016 when an account with the username “Ari Goldstein” or “@jew_goldstein” sent Eichenwald a gif, which is an animated image, with changing colors that said, “you deserve a seizure.”
Eichenwald’s account subsequently tweeted, “@jew_goldstein This is his wife, you caused a seizure. I have your information and have called the police to report the assault.”
Turk Expats Are Europe's Future in #NaziHolland
Is it an order or just a piece of advice?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Turks living in Europe that the best way to get back at Europe's "injustices" against them is for them to have more children. Erdogan said having a minimum of five children would be good for his people staying in Europe.
Erdogan said that having five children would be good because they are " the future of Europe". Erdogan appears to be suggesting for Turks to increase their population in Europe. It is perhaps due to the old belief that there is strength in numbers. He said producing more children will be the best response to the injustices being done against Turkish people in Europe.
Erdogan also told Turks in Europe to live in better neighborhoods. He advised them to drive the best cars, and live in the best houses.
Erdogan made the comments Friday while campaigning in the city of Eskisehir. The Turkish people are set to vote on April 16 to decide whether they want their present parliamentary system changed to a presidential one or not. Erdogan favors a change as a presidential system would give him more powers.
The Turkish leader has been really angry at European nations especially the Netherlands for not allowing his government to hold rallies and campaigns among Turks living in Europe. There are about a million Turks living in Europe.
His foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu even warned that holy wars will soon begin in Europe. Cavusoglu also said that the victory of Prime Minister Mark Rutte's party in the recent Dutch election was not good.
Cavusoglu was insulted when his scheduled rally in Rotterdam last week was cancelled. Dutch authorities also took back the permit for his plane to land in the country. Erdogan and his popular ministers got back at Dutch officials by calling them fascists and Nazis.
Turkish online hackers also took to social media to hit the Dutch government. They used the hashtags #NaziGermany and #NaziHolland.
European leaders reacted and said the words of Erdogan and his people are offensive and unrealistic.
Wire Tapping? Utterly Ridiculous According To The Brits
President Donald Trump is sure that the Obama tapped his headquarters phones at the Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.
Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano added his own belief that Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) helped the Obama administration to spy on Trump. The GCHQ is the British equivalent of the National Security Agency (NSA) of the U.S.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer repeated what Napolitano said on Thursday.
GCHQ denied in a statement that it helped spy on Trump. They said. "utterly ridiculous and that it should be ignored.”
A deputy director of the NSA took the side of the GCHQ and said the accusation was non-sense. Richard Ledgelt said the idea of Britain helping the Obama administration to spy on Trump was a crazy idea because the British government has nothing to gain from doing that. The deputy director said the accusation was politically not realistic.
National security columnist, security consultant and former NSA analyst John Schindler has given his interesting short opinion on the matter. Schindler has become the authority of conservatives on national security matters. He is also very active on Twitter and has strong, loyal following including conservatives and pro-Trump Americans.
He shared a Reuters article on Twitter where NSA deputy director Richard Ledgelt was interviewed. Schindler took particular notice of Ledgelt's language, especially calling the possible team-up of NSA and GCHQ to spy on Trump as "non-sense".
Ledgelt said that no intel community senior official has ever spoken publicly like that. NSA officials often do not speak publicly at all on controversial issues. Ledgelt's comments could be seen by some as a disrespect to Trump and his administration. Trump's relationship with the intel community has been described as "tense" even before he was sworn into office.
Then Ledgelt saved his quick, short but strong comment in the end, suggesting that Trump has guts nobody has. He added: " but then no President of the U.S. has ever called the intel community Nazis plus criminals".
Trump will always say what is on his mind and what he feels is the truth, no matter who gets hurt.
Google Slow To Fix CIA Bugs, Mozilla Complete
WikiLeaks praises Mozilla and bashes other software vendors such as Google. Mozilla replied to WikiLeaks and updated Firefox with several security updates on March 17, 2017.
As a result of this, several people have switched from Google Chrome and other browsers to Firefox. Keep in mind that for every user who publicly switches browsers, we can expect hundreds if not more to do so silently; at this time, it is impossible to give any hard numbers of people switching.
According to Assange, most of the companies who have dragged their feet in communication with WikiLeaks, and not yet updated their software, are doing classified work for the US government. Accordingly, it's a conflict of interest for them to acknowledge and fix security breaches based on leaked info from the CIA.
Assange also threatens to create a table of responsiveness and government affiliations so people can choose for themselves what software they want to use.
Child Brides: Why Does The World Turn a Blind Eye?
Child brides are very real. Child marriage is a violation of human rights. The problem exists even in the modern society. The practice remains widespread despite the laws against it. Gender inequality and poverty are some of the major causes for this practice.
One in every three girls is married before reaching age 18 in developing countries. One in nine is married under the age of 15.
Child brides are often faced by health complications. Their future prospects are also limited. The child brides often become pregnant while in adolescence. This increases the risk of complications that often-cause death.
The UNFPA conducts programs and legislation that is designed to end child marriage. The organization supports investments that empower girls with the information, skills and services that are needed to be healthy.
Child brides are often forced into marriage. The main contributing factors to child marriage is poverty and gender. Child brides are forced into child marriages by parents who faced by poverty. The parents believe that marriage will secure their daughters future by ensuring that another family takes care of her. It’s unfortunate that some parents see their daughter as burdens. Therefore, in difficult circumstances, some parents may marry off their daughters as a source of income.
Child brides are often faced with issues that give them limited options, hence, they often end up being married. The biggest challenge that faces child brides is that they get pregnant before they are physically and mentally ready. The child brides are also exposed to sexually transmitted infections such as HIV. They are forced to drop out of school so that they can assume household responsibilities. The child marriages are often carried out in secrecy. This is because they are illegal. In Rjastan for example, the marriage rites are conducted at night.
Some parents often force their children into child marriages if they feel that they are unable to control their children. It’s worth noting that child marriage does not only occur in developing countries. It is a problem that is seen even in America.
Communities from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian have cases of child marriages. The problem is not limited to any socioeconomic level. It affects multigenerational American families and also immigrant families.
Tom Ford Coming Back To America
Popular fashion designer and film director Tom Ford is coming back home to America, thanks to President Donald Trump.
Ford said that Trump's amazing election victory has made him more nationalistic. He feels inspired by Trump and that has helped his decision to move back to the U.S.
In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Ford said he felt the exact opposite of some liberal Hollywood celebrities who have earlier expressed their wish to move out of the U.S. simply because their bet, Hillary Clinton lost big. Those celebrities cannot accept that Trump is now the President. Yet no one of those who threatened to leave the country should Trump win has done so.
Ford has bought a house in Los Angeles and is set to move from London to LA in the coming months.
The director of the movie Nocturnal Animals said that he is truly American, and that made him want to come back. He also pointed the need to listen and understand the sentiments of more Americans who may be feeling left out. He added that the whole country is not like New York and Los Angeles, both richer areas than most in the country.
Ford's favorable sentiments for Trump now may completely put behind a controversial misunderstanding between the two before Trump was sworn in. Ford said then that he does not want to dress up First Lady Melania. Trump was offended and fired back that his wife does not even like the designs of Ford, anyway.
Ford clarified that he was not rejecting the First Lady, only that he felt it would not be proper for Melania or the President to wear his designs. He said that his clothes are very expensive. They are also made in Italy. Ford thought that the President and the First Lady should wear affordable clothes that Americans could relate to. All's well that ends well for Ford and the Trumps.
New Electric Love Button Tattoos
It’s now possible to make the best out of body defects. There’s a new electronic tattoo that can turn your wrinkles into touch-sensitive buttons.
The ultrathin electronic tattoos optimize on certain skin features such as freckles. The ideal location for touch-sensitive buttons is around lumps and birthmarks.
The development of this technology has been led by Martin Weigel at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Imagine squeezing a freckle to answer a phone call, or slide a finger over your knuckles to change the volume of your music.
Google and Weigel’s co-workers at Saarland University used electronic ink to print wires and electrodes on temporary tattoo paper.
The tattoos are called SkinMarks. They are thinner than the width of a human hair. They are transferred onto the skin using water and last a couple of days before rubbing off.
One of Weigel’s colleagues at Saarland University said that they make use of the elastic properties of the skin, including bending and stretching.
The tattoos are responsive to changes in the skin surface. They incorporate multiple commands at one location.
A good example is
Miley Cyrus Has a New Foot Tattoo
Miley Cyrus loves her dad so much. She recently decided to take her dad’s love from her heart and spread it to her foot. Miley Cyrus’s dad is known as Billy Ray. Her dad was very impressed after she had a tattoo of him done on her foot. Bill Ray took to Twitter on Saturday. He shared a picture of his daughter’s new tattoo. The tattoo is the word dad written on the side of her right foot.
The 55-year-old singer wrote that it was the best Tattoo he’s ever seen. This comes after Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were seen in public for the first time since news broke of their alleged secret wedding. The two are an engaged couple. They were seen on Thursday hiking in Los Angeles. Miley was spotted without makeup. She was wearing a white long sleeve shirt with black leggings.
Liam Hemsworth, who is a Hunger games actor was dressed causal with a black tank top, shorts and a baseball cap. Fans have requested the two to update their social media pages as the wedding rumors spread. Hemsworth has not yet posted on Instagram in over three weeks. Miley on the other hand has not yet posted in over two weeks. The trend is unusual for Hemsworth. He tends to update his social media on a weekly basis. Miley’s fans miss her daily posts and her consistency.
One of the fans wrote saying that they missed the times when Miley would post 10 times in a day. Another fan asked Miley to come back and tell her funs the truth. The marriage rumor started when Miley’s dad, Bill Ray, shared a photo of his daughter in a white dress. However, Miley’s manager later denied the rumors of the secret wedding. The rumor claimed that the two are planning a wedding this summer in the Himalayan mountains. Miley is said to have a hippie side and that she wants to embrace that rather than spending millions.
The Life & Style reported that Miley was looking for a location in Nepal. This is because of her interest in Hinduism. The two met on the set of their film The Last Song in 2009.
The two announced their engagement in 2012.
The two had broken up in 2013 before they got together again in 2016. Liam said that back in 2013, they were both super young and it was a good decision at the time.
Anti Jew Videos Cause Google To lose Their Advertisers
Google has failed to remove anti-Semitic content that exists YouTube. The move is against its own guidelines. It’s against the law to post anti-Semitic content in the UK. This has caused Havas to pull hundreds of UK clients out of Google’s advertising network.
Havas is one of the world’s biggest advertising agencies. The advertising agency pulled the UK clients after learning in The Times that taxpayers and big brands were not willing to fund extremists through advertising. Several other brands have also withdrawn their business. Google seems to be okay with hate speech since in countries like the U.S. it’s not against the law. A closer look shows that more than 200 anti-Semitic videos are hosted on YouTube. Some of the video were uploaded years ago. Some of the videos suggest that anti-Semites may profit from well-known brands.
Google is being condemned in the UK. There has been calls for websites to be fined if they don’t remove extremist material. Those who post videos receive up to $7.60 per 1,000 views that an ad attracts. Most popular extremist videos have nearly one million views. In the UK, brands such as BBC, McDonald’s and Audi joined advertisers including the Cabinet Office, Transport for London, L’Oréal, Sainsbury’s and Channel 4 in suspending advertising with YouTube. Havas spends about £35 million with Google each year in Britain. The agency represents O2, Royal Mail and Domino’s.
The agency removed all Google advertising, saying it had a duty to protect its clients’ reputations.
Research done by The Times found more than 200 anti-Semitic videos on YouTube. But there are more than that. The videos promote stereotypes. Some suggest that Jews control banks, media and politicians, for profit and keep white people as. Some glorify the Nazis and deny the Holocaust or perpetuate the blood libel that Jews kill Christian children. Some of the videos were promoted by extremists such as David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, while others are narrated by unidentified racists.
Six anti-Semitic videos were reported to YouTube. However, the site failed to remove them within the 24-hour period mandated by EU regulations. Only four were taken down after YouTube was contacted. One of the videos that was removed claimed the
Jews killed gentile children every year at Passover and sold their bodies to McDonald’s for burger meat.
The video had gained almost a million views. However, it was posted on the site four years ago. That amounted to £5,600 in advertising revenue. Google said that it believes in the right for people to express views that people find objectionable and that it does not tolerate hate speech. They have clear policies against inciting violence or hatred and that it removes content that breaks its rules or is illegal. Irelies on the public to report offensive YouTube content because it cannot police the site proactively, given the quantity of footage it hosts.
Google and other big technology companies signed up to a European Commission code of conduct, promising to review most items flagged as hate speech within 24 hours of notification and to remove offending content. Google says that it reviews 98 per cent of flagged videos within 24 hours.
The Google ads withdrawn include: Havas advertising agency, The U.K Cabinet Office, BBC, McDonald’s, Audi, L’Oréal, Sainsbury’s, Transport for London, The Financial Conduct Authority, Channel 4 and The Guardian.
A Russian-German thaw? Merkel heads for Moscow
As crises build up around her, Angela Merkel sends Putin "particularly warm greetings" and prepares trip to Moscow.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, facing a possibly difficult election in Germany later this year, is travelling to Moscow on 2nd May 2017.
Merkel has been a regular visitor to Moscow, and speaks with Russian President Putin on the telephone more often than any other EU leader. However their relationship hit rock bottom when the Ukrainian crisis exploded in 2014, and has been fraught ever since.
Suffice to say that the last occasion when Merkel visited Moscow was in the fraught run-up to the Minsk Agreement in February 2015. When German SPD leader and Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and Bavarian Minister-President and CSU leader Horst Seehofer, visited Moscow in October 2015 and February 2016, she made little attempt to hide her disapproval.
Brazile admits she forwarded debate questions to Clinton camp
Former interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile admitted Friday that she forwarded Democratic primary debate questions to members of Hillary Clinton's campaign – something she had previously denied.
In an essay for Time published Friday, called “Russian DNC Narrative Played Out Exactly As They Hoped,” the Democratic strategist said she had in fact passed on topics, despite saying she had not when her communications with the campaign were leaked by WikiLeaks in October.
“[I]n October, a subsequent release of emails revealed that among the many things I did in my role as a Democratic operative and D.N.C. Vice Chair prior to assuming the interim D.N.C. Chair position was to share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign,” she wrote.
Will The 9th Circuit Court Be Split?
There’s a possibility of breaking up the most liberal court in America. This comes after a House panel held a hearing on the prospect of chopping up the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
It is obvious that the 9th Circuit has been against President Donald Trump.
Three judges from the 9th Circuit judges gave a testimony before the House Committee.
The testimony was on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. The three judges included Chief Judge Sidney Thomas, Judge Alex Kozinski, and Judge Carlos Bea.
Like most of the 9th Circuit Judges, the three also support the current configuration, it’s also obvious that they oppose the idea of splitting the court.
Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is the subcommittee’s chairman. She said the court has become too bulky to operate professionally.
The court hears twice as many appeals as the next largest circuit court per year.
The 9th Circuit has the largest jurisdiction in the country. One-fifth of the country’s population sits in the 9th Circuit. As a result, the court has a giant docket. This makes for a long turnaround time before the court makes a decision. It’s also challenging for average citizens to access the courts.
This takes us back to 1981 when the extensive 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was split into two appeals courts over the same problem. Florida, Alabama, and Georgia were eliminated from the 5th Circuit and reestablished as the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Issa also pointed out that the legislation was adopted quickly in both houses of Congress with undisputed agreement.
There are Democrats on the subcommittee who argue that the administrative and logistical concerns Republican lawmakers raised were expressions of hate towards the court. Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler said that the proposals to split the 9th Circuit are a result of decisions with which conservatives disagree He also said that the 9th Circuit has long been in the sights of Republican politicians.
Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan said that he will not speculate why there has been such an interest among my conservative colleagues about splitting the 9th Circuit.
On the other hand, Judge Thomas told the committee that a second appeals court could not service the western states. His argument was that the court has effectively built an administrative economy of scale, where non-judge mediators help judge cases outside of court. He also said that the court-designated officers handle basic motions, and clerks manage the paperwork. Splitting the circuit will have a devastating effect on the administration of justice in the western United States. A New courthouse in Phoenix would cost $128 million. Another facility in Seattle would cost $54 million, wasting taxpayer’s money.
Judge Thomas said that the court has a large, centralized staff and the resources to solicit expert input, adding that Americans have more access to the 9th Circuit that any other federal court.
Judge Bea, said that a lot of economic benefits come with having a uniform copyright and intellectual property law across the nation’s most innovative economic zone.
Vanderbilt University Professor Brian Fitzpatrick said that one problem the court faces is the number of Judges. He argued that as the number of Judges grows, the odds of appointing liberal extremists increases. Fitzpatrick quoted Judge Richard Posner of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals when he said that the quality of judicial output decreases as the number of judges on an appellate court expands. Issa denied that his interest in splitting the court was ideological. He also said that one of the challenges that he’s facing is how to configure the 9th Circuit.
Zimbabwean boxer 'commits suicide' in London park rather than face deportation
A former boxer apparently killed himself rather than face deportation back to Zimbabwe from the UK. Bhekitshe Moyo had lived in London for 15 years but had recently been informed he would have to leave. Moyo, 42, a former bank manager, taught boxing to children near his home in Wallington.
Moyo's family grew alarmed when posted on Facebook on 6 March: "I shed a tear as I write this because I will not be there when a new and just work is built. I have to sleep now. I love you all. Now be good to one another. Peace." His body was found near Mitcham Common in the early hours of the following morning.
Trump: 'ObamaCare is dead'
President Trump on Friday declared his "100 percent" commitment to the House GOP's ObamaCare replacement plan, adding, "ObamaCare is dead."
"I want people to know ObamaCare is dead; it's a dead healthcare plan," Trump said in the Oval Office during a meeting with conservative lawmakers.
"Only because everyone knows it's on its last, dying feet, the fake news is trying to say good things about it, the fake media. There is no good news about ObamaCare. ObamaCare is dead."
The administration reported this week that 12.2 million people enrolled in ObamaCare plans for 2017, a slight drop from the 12.7 million people who enrolled the previous year.
Boris Johnson just demonstrated profound imbecility (VIDEO)
British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has been given the thankless task of trying to make nonsense make sense
Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson, has made a statement which, if he actually believes it, makes him look like a political dunce.
Trump Administration Files Motion Aimed At Controlling Consumer Protection Agency
The Trump administration has gone to court to try to bring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under its control. The bureau is an executive branch entity, but the president doesn't have direct control over the six-year-old agency.
The Justice Department filed a brief with a federal appeals court in Washington on Friday, making the case that the structure of the agency violates the Constitution.
NPR's Chris Arnold reports that, by law, the head of the bureau can be fired by the president — but only for "inefficiency, neglect of duty or malfeasance." Chris adds:
Child sex offender who slashed throat in court is sentenced
A man who slashed his throat with a razor blade during his child sex abuse trial in Southern California has been sentenced to 46 years to life in prison.
Fifty-seven-year-old Jeffrey Scott Jones was sentenced Friday in Orange County.
Prosecutors say the former Huntington Park English teacher repeatedly raped one of his 13-year-old students in 2012 and 2013, threatening to ruin her life if she told anyone.
Jones was convicted last October of continuous sexual abuse and sexual assault of a child. Moments after the verdict, he pulled out a smuggled razor blade and sliced himself.
No more Cosa Nostra godfathers: Bishop bans Sicilian mafioso from taking part in church baptisms
A church in Sicily, unhappy with the Italian mafia's use of the term "godfather" as a title of respect, has taken action against them by banning known members of the Cosa Nostra from taking part in baptisms.
Michele Pennisi, bishop of Monreale, in the province of Palermo, issued a decree on 17 March, prohibiting Mafioso from being named "godfathers" to children being baptised at his church. "The mafia has always taken the term godfather from the church to give its bosses an air of religious respectability, whereas in fact the two worlds are completely incompatible," the bishop said, according to The Guardian.
North Korea, South China Sea on Tillerson agenda in Beijing
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Beijing for his first face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program, trade and South China Sea territorial disputes.
Tillerson's visit followed his remarks in South Korea on Friday in which he warned that pre-emptive military action against North Korea might be necessary if the threat from their weapons program reaches a level "that we believe requires action."
China, the North's biggest source of diplomatic support and economic assistance, has yet to respond.
SPLIT IT: Congress Considers Splitting The 9th Circuit
The most liberal court in America could be heading for a split.
A House panel held a hearing on possibly splitting the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday morning. The 9th Circuit is recently serving as the primary antithesis to President Donald Trump.
Three 9th Circuit judges, including Chief Judge Sidney Thomas, Judge Alex Kozinski, and Judge Carlos Bea gave testimony before House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. All three judges, like most of their 9th Circuit colleagues, support the current configuration and oppose splitting the court.
Neo-Nazi group jailed for terror attack plans against refugees
A court on Wednesday sentenced members of a neo-Nazi group to up to five years in prison for forming a "terror organisation" that planned to attack a home for asylum seekers.
The four - three men and a 24-year-old woman identified as Denise Vanessa G. - were arrested in May 2015, two days before they planned to strike at the migrant shelter in the eastern state of Saxony.
Known as the "Old School Society", their choice of weapon was modified "pyrotechnic explosives, particularly in the form of fire and nail bombs", which they were planning to hurl into a refugee home, the prosecutor had said.
The group had therefore "accepted that people could be killed," chief prosecutor Jörn Hauschild had told the court.
Jeff Sessions 'appears intent on taking us back to the 1980s' and the 'War on Drugs'
Sessions wants to crack down on drug offenders
Says violent crime is rising nationwide
Experts say Sessions wants to take us back to '80s and '90s style punishments
His comments about marijuana may be the most impactful
Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed on Wednesday to ramp up enforcement of drug crimes to combat what he says is a nationwide increase in violent crime, a move some experts say channels the "drug war" era of the 1980s.
Sessions delivered a speech to law enforcement officers in Richmond, Virginia, where he touted the effectiveness of Project Exile, a two-decade old program that enforced mandatory minimum sentences on felons caught carrying firearms.
Trump Suggests To Execute First Travel Ban Order After Two Judges issued tro
Donald Trump’s new travel ban was set to take effect on Thursday but federal judges from Hawaii and Maryland have issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the same. During his recent rally, Donald Trump said that the new version was the altered one and they “ought to go back to the first one and go all the way.”
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump signed a long-awaited revised travel order temporarily blocking travel for immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries. The new executive order imposed a 90-day ban on travelers from Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Iran, Libya, and Somalia. Trump’s revised immigration order also suspends America’s refugee program for 120 days.
Hawaii’s federal judge, Derrick Watson, stated that Trump’s first executive order and the revised one are illogical.
“Unrebutted evidence of religious animus driving the promulgation of the executive order and its related predecessor … The illogic of the government’s contentions is palpable. The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed,” said Judge Derrick Watson.
Holy Wars In Europe Soon Says Turk Government
A Turkish minister warned that holy wars will soon begin in Europe. He said that it does not matter if far-right leader Geert Wilders lost in the Netherlands election.
Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the victory of Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) was not good.
Cavusoglu said that there is really no difference between the social democrats and Wilders. Wilders was referred to by some as the "Dutch Donald Trump" for his strong anti-Muslim immigrants views. That the Dutch parties all have the same thinking. The bad thing is, he believes that all the leaders are pushing Europe down. He said that the holy wars will soon begin in Europe.
Wilders tried to use to his advantage during the election the ongoing diplomatic fight between the Netherlands and Turkey. Wilders called Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a dictator.
Turkey is pushing for constitutional reforms to change their current parliamentary system to presidential one. The election will be held on April 16. The Turkish government wanted to campaign among the almost one million Turkish voters who are currently in Europe.
Cavusoglu was supposed to hold a campaign rally in Rotterdam but it was cancelled on Saturday. Dutch authorities earlier allowed Cavusoglu's plane to land in the country but later took back the permission. Turkey was insulted by the move and promised to get back at Netherlands.
Trouble continued when President Erdogan and his popular ministers called the Dutch government " fascists and Nazis". EU leaders reacted and said those words were offensive and unrealistic.
The fight continued online as Turkish hackers posted Nazi accusations against Netherlands. They used the hashtags #NaziGermany and #NaziHolland. Turkish-backed rebels in Syria posted a video accusing the Dutch government of being influenced by Wilders' "xenophobic and racist" party.
Turkey also stopped high level talks with the Dutch government officials on Monday and closed its airspace to Dutch diplomats. It is also threatening to cancel a deal signed with EU last year on sending fewer refugees to Greece.
Other countries as Germany, Austria and Switzerland have not given permission for Turkey to hold campaign rallies in their local areas for the April 16 election. Such has upset Turkey more and promised to get back at the European countries. There are concerns among human rights groups, on the other hand, that constitutional changes will give Erdogan more power.
For now, EU has to deal with a very angry Turkey with its foreign ministers threatening a holy war to start in Europe.
Alt-right poster boy Richard Spencer owns 5,200 acres of Louisiana cotton fields
White nationalist Richard Spencer and members of his family own acres of cotton fields in an impoverished and predominantly African American part of Louisiana, records show.
According to records examined by The Center for Investigative Reporting, Spencer along with his mother and sister are absentee landlords of 5,200 acres of cotton and corn fields in the southern state.
The land is worth millions, with a parcel selling for for $4.3m (£3.2m) in 2012.
Louisiana has a long history of slavery and racial segregation, and was at the centre of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Spencer emerged during the 2016 presidential campaign as a key voice in the alt-right, a white nationalist movement, and has argued for the creation of an 'ethno-state', and believes immigration is an existential threat to white America.
What is the alt-right?
The alt-right is a loose collection of people with far-right views that came to prominence during Donald Trump's election campaign. Many members operating online profess views related to white supremacism, nationalism, anti-feminism and Islamophobia, amongst others. There isn't a defined core ideology to the movement, aside from a rejection of America's mainstream conservatism. Alt-right members generally supported Donald Trump and hailed campaign promises to build a wall along the US-Mexico border and ban Muslims from entering the country.
With the rise of Stephen 'Steve' Bannon, who was appointed as chief strategist and counselor to the president in Trump's White House team, there are fears that the alt-right now has a voice in the Oval Office. Bannon was previously executive chairman of the Breitbart News website, which he once called "a platform for the alt-right".
Ivanka Trump's High Heel Shoes Are Big Sellers Online
Ivanka Trump’s clothing line was dropped by some American stores. Her shoes are now saving her business.
Unfortunately, her clothing, footwear and accessories line have not had good luck since her father became President.
However, the sales of her high heels have increased over the past month. She has advertised her shoe range by wearing them.
The online store Lyst has reported that Ivanka’s fashion line has had an increase in sales.
Her number one selling item was her high heels, followed by dresses.
Ivanka’s brand grew fast since February 9th. It was the same day that Kellyanne Conway promoted the line in a TV interview.
Kellyanne Conway who is a top White House adviser, was accused of breaking ethics rules after telling viewers to go and buy Ivanka’s products.
Ivanka’s sales increased by 219 per cent and her brand was the eleventh most popular on Lyst.
Her brand was a top performer online and it was the best in some
Wiretapping Probe House of Intel Committee `Satisfied `With Justice Department Compliance
The House Intelligence Committee chairman made a statement on Friday saying that his panel is satisfied with the information the Justice Department gave regarding President Trump's claim that he and his aides were wiretapped by President Obama.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said in a statement that the Committee is satisfied that the Department of Justice has fully complied with the request of the House Intelligence Committee.
In its 8th March letter, the House Intelligence Committee had requested for information on possible surveillance on Donald Trump.
The Senate and House intelligence panels had given the Justice Department until Monday to turn over information about Trump's allegation that former President Obama had ordered surveillance of his 2016 election campaign.
Frau Hitler! Turkey Pushing Hard On Europe
A Turkish pro-government newspaper depicted Chancellor Angela Merkel in Nazi uniform with a Hitler-style moustache.
The right-wing tabloid Gunes printed the image on its front page. The image had the words ‘’Frau Hitler’’ which was simply labelling the German leader ‘’She Hitler’’.
Merkel is seen in the image holding a gun while wearing a Nazi swastika on her uniform, with another swastika next to her head.
This amidst the bitter war of words between Berlin and Ankara. The Right-wing tabloid-style daily Gunes also called Merkel an ugly aunt.
Travel Ban Legal Battles Continue, As Administration Appeals New Injunction
The Trump administration is appealing a federal judge's decision to temporarily block the president's second travel ban from going into effect — setting up another legal showdown in an appeals court.
The first version of the ban, temporarily suspending the U.S. refugee program and barring entry into the U.S. from residents of seven majority-Muslim countries, was quickly blocked by a federal judge in Washington state. The Justice Department appealed that temporary restraining order, but a panel of judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the suspension of the ban.
Then President Trump issued a new ban — one designed to address the legal concerns of the 9th Circuit, the administration says. It omitted Iraq from the list of barred countries, removed references to religion and excluded green card holders and people who already had visas, among other changes.
Billions in drug dealers’ illegal Amazon gold ‘laundered’ through Miami refinery, feds say
In a zeal to hide cocaine profits, South American traffickers have funneled billions of dollars of illegally mined Amazon gold to a Miami metals refinery in what federal authorities say amounts to a massive money-laundering scheme.
The man suspected of being in the middle of it all — NTR Metals director of operations Juan P. Granda — was arrested by federal agents this week at his mother’s Miami home after he flew back from Colombia and got fired from his job.
Granda is accused of conspiring with two other NTR employees to buy gold from illegal mines in the Amazon rain forest, refine the precious metal, sell it and then wire the proceeds back to drug traffickers, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court Thursday. Narco-traffickers use the clandestine operation to convert their cocaine profits into cash.
Germany and China to 'fight together' for free trade, says Merkel
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday stressed their commitment to free trade ahead of a G20 finance ministers' meeting set to be dominated by debate on protectionism.
The two leaders spoke by telephone and said in a statement issued in Berlin that they would "together fight for free trade and open markets".
Finance ministers from the world's top economies are gathering in Germany from Friday as fears grow that US President Donald Trump could upend the global economic order with his "America First" policy challenging open markets.
Meanwhile Merkel is set to hold her first meeting with Trump in Washington on Friday, on a trip on which she will be accompanied by a top-rung German business delegation.
Peter Dutton fires up on CEOs same-sex marriage proposal
Immigration minister Peter Dutton has fired up during a radio interview as he responded on the business leaders' stance on same-sex marriage. The immigration minister's response was due to the reports that corporate groups forced Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pass a law on marriage equality. Dutton said that pressuring the government was an outrage.
Dutton told 2GB host Ray Hadley, that he did not care about CEOs' stance on same-sex marriage. But he reminded that the business leaders should not involve themselves on morale causes. He advised them to find the right ways in running the economy and to think about tax reformation. He said that focusing on the economy might help them to grow their businesses and grow jobs.
“If they want to run for politics; well you know resign from their position, stick their hand up at the next election, but don’t jam your politically correct views down our throats. I think there needs to be, frankly, a shot across their bow at the moment,” Dutton told Hadley.
Trump Trashes ‘Fake Media’ For Falsely Reporting On American Health Care Act
Donald Trump took a shot at the “fake media” Friday morning while speaking to reporters after a policy meeting with Republican congressmen at the White House.
“I want everyone to know I’m 100 percent behind this,” POTUS told the room. “I want everyone to know that the press has not been speaking properly about how great this is going to be. They have not been giving it a fair press.”
Trump Delivers Fast With Integrity
President Donald Trump is keeping his campaign promises. American voters and also various polls show that Trump is fulfilling his pledge to the American people.
The White House has been so productive since taking office. President and his administration have begun securing the nation's borders, bringing jobs back to the U.S. and most importantly the demanding process of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
American voters agree, about Trump's priorities. The Morning Consult poll shows that 56 percent of 2,000 registered voters polled Feb. 24 through Feb. 26 say that Trump is staying true to his 2016 campaign message, and 66 percent say Trump has accomplished what was expected of him or more. Overall, half of voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president. Despite Americans being divided on President Trump's policy agenda, most say he is making headway on it. An overwhelming majority of Trump's supporters, and even many of his critics, see a president who is delivering on his promises.
Many congressional leaders say they are happy with his policy preferences. They are less pleased with his tweets and frequent targeting of the intelligence community and other national institutions. Trump is doing the right thing. By using Twitter, he’s able to point out the leftwing media’s fake news.
President Trump has been very successful in unifying the country. The president has an upbeat vision for the country that crosses the traditional lines of party, race and status.
Trump has a desire to rewrite the tax code, replace the health care law, fix inner cities, reform the education system and start a great rebuilding of the American military.
Trump’s budget added $54 billion in military spending, in addition to asking for an additional emergency lump of $30 billion this year. The White House says that the uptick in spending will not add to the national debt.
Trump will cut down on foreign aid which contributes a great deal to the national debt. Trump’s travel from seven Middle Eastern countries, has proved that the nation is split on the role of illegals in America.
At the end of the day, the kind of results that President Trump has delivered are just breath-taking. It’s hard to imagine what Trump’s administration do in four years, America will be the greatest.
Trump promised to help stop 'carnage' in Chicago — but Sessions won’t guarantee federal help
President Donald Trump's explosive claims of wiretapping by his predecessor, which have been debunked by the top US congressional intelligence agencies, have caused an international row threatening the foundation of the US's relationship with its closest ally.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer read from unverified reports that said a British intelligence agency, the Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, conspired with former President Barack Obama to wiretap Trump before the election.
Madeleine McCann was never abducted, expert following the case says
A crime expert who has analyzed the high-profile case of missing British girl Madeleine McCann claims the three-year-old was not abducted.
Investigative criminal profiler and "Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann" author Pat Brown told news.com.au that Scotland Yard bungled the investigation and slammed the crime fighting agency for “wasting time and money” on Madeleine’s case.
“Madeleine is dead,” Brown said.
“There’s no point spending all of this money as nothing they do is going to make that child alive.”
Islamic State’s German Magazine Tells Fighters To Kill ‘Apostate’ Imams
The German-language Islamic state magazine Rumiyah has called on supporters and Islamic State fighters in Germany and Austria to murder moderate Imams who they consider “apostates.”
The magazine was released in several languages earlier this week through the various internet channels Islamic State uses to broadcast propaganda to its sympathisers, MEMRI reports. One of the methods used was a “telegram” app, an encrypted messaging service that ISIS often uses and is generally the first place the group takes credit for terror attacks.
The terror group named several prominent members of the Muslim community in both Germany and Austria as potential targets for
Merkel Meets Trump NATO To Survive
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump held their first face to face meeting on Friday. President Donald Trump emphasized his strong support for NATO. He also urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet NATO’s military spending target.
The meeting between the U.S President and the leader of Europe’s largest economy will help determine the future of the transatlantic alliance and also shape the working relationship of the alliance.
President Donald Trump was speaking at a joint news conference with Merkel when he said that he emphasized his strong support for NATO. Trump also emphasized on the need for NATO allies to pay their fair share for the cost incurred on defense.
The German Chancellor also said that she told Trump that Germany needs to meet NATO spending goals. The two leaders also discussed Afghanistan and Ukraine.
President Trump said that he expects the United States to do well in its trade with Germany. Merkel on the other hand said that she hoped the United States and the European Uni