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In criminal trials the rule for prosecuting and defending lawyers is the same. Never ask a witness a question unless you already know the answer. The corollary rule for defending lawyers is - if the answer to your question will incriminate your client, don't ask it, and hope the prosecutor fails to do his job. Glenn Simpson, a former employee of the Wall Street Journalin New York, is currently on trial in the US for having fabricated a dossier of allegations of Russian misconduct (bribes, sex, blackmail, hacking) involving President Donald Trump and circulating them to the press; the objective was to damage Trump's candidacy before the election of November 8, 2016. Simpson was called to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on August 22, 2017; then the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on November 8 and again on November 14, 2017. So far, Simpson's veracity and business conduct face nothing more than the court of public opinion. He has not yet been charged with criminal or civil offences. That will happen if the evidence materializes that Simpson has been lying. Simpson's collaborator in the dossier and his business partner, Christopher Steele, is facing trial in the London High Court, charged with libels he and Simpson published in their dossier. Together, they are material witnesses in two federal US court trials for defamation, one in Miami and one in New York. If they perjure themselves giving evidence in those cases, they are likely to face criminal indictments. If they tell the truth, they are likely to face fresh defamation proceedings; perhaps a civil racketeering suit for fraud; maybe a false statement prosecution under the US criminal code.
Nearly 800 Jewish US clergy have signed an open letter urging the Israeli government to halt deportations of African asylum seekers.
Nearly 800 Jewish US clergy have signed an open letter urging the Israeli government to halt deportations of African asylum seekers.
The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has seen the arrival of many foreign fighters to help them in their battle against Turkish-led forces in the Syrian northwest canton of Afrin. The YPG foreign fighter battalion, "international volunteers," announced that they would leave other areas of northern Syria to join in the "struggle". "We joined the fight against ISIS for years, we will not stay silent while Afrin is being attacked by Turkish occupation army" one foreign fighter said.
Biologist Rupert Sheldrake describes his research investigating telepathy in humans and animals, and explores how this ability might have evolved. He also discusses how new technologies are changing how telepathy expresses itself in human life. This talk was recorded in 2011 at the University of Cambridge.
The public relations department of the IRGC Ground Force's 'Najaf Ashraf' base declared in a statement on Saturday that during the clashes with ISIL militants in Western Iran, most members of the terrorist group which consisted of 21 terrorists were arrested. According to the statement, clashes still continue against the terrorists and the intelligence and security forces have also joined the IRGC Ground Force in the battle. Earlier this week, the Iranian security and intelligence forces seized two large caches of explosives and powerful bombs belonging to separatist terrorist groups.
President Donald J. Trump hosted a dinner with European business leaders and CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Thursday evening. Trump has been making the rounds in Davos, holding bilateral meetings with other world leaders and conducting business roundtables. Trump met with various business leaders in shadow of the recent economic boom in America. In a stunning moment, one by one, European titans of industry from companies like Adidas, Siemens and Bayer went around the table to thank Trump for the passage of tax cuts and the easing of corporate tax burdens. Almost every CEO had a new US-based investment or strategic business to announce.
The "Dubai Package" of the U.S. suggestions on deploying a UN mission in Ukraine's southeast looks quite doable, Russia will study it and will give a response in due course, Russia's presidential aide, Vladislav Surkov, said after a meeting with the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker on Saturday. "The talks' key topic was once again a discussion of the Russian initiative to deploy in Ukraine's southeast a UN mission," Surkov said. "This time, the U.S. has brought more constructive suggestions. The U.S. "Dubai Package", unlike the "Belgrade" suggestions, seems quite doable, at least at first glance." "The main part there is a rather detailed plan of a step-by-step deployment of a mission along with implementation of the Minsk agreements' political items. It is a balanced approach, on which we have insisted," he continued. "We shall study it closely and will give a response in due course. After that, we shall invite Kurt and his colleagues to a new meeting."
The White House has canceled their planned meeting with lawmakers to roll out their immigration "framework" that gives U.S. citizenship to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens, as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demands more concessions from the administration. A statement from pro-open borders Sen. Dick Durbin's (D-IL) office revealed that White House advisers - including Gen. John Kelly, former Koch brothers executive Marc Short, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen, and senior adviser Stephen Miller - have canceled their Monday rollout of the amnesty package. DHS spokesperson Tyler Houlton, though, called the canceled rollout a "scheduling issue," saying that the canceling was not due to other reasons.
An American professor is being sued for slander by German police who allege she called their colleague a 'f**king Nazi' during a heated argument about carry-on liquids at Frankfurt International Airport. C. Christine Fair, an associate professor at Georgetown University, got into the argument when airport police told her she had too many liquids in her carry-on baggage. As the 49-year-old outlined in a lengthy article on Huffington Post the row escalated over a 'Lady Speed Stick' deodorant which the police confiscated because they said the professor had too many liquids. Fair argued that the deodorant was a solid and not a liquid and, despite risking missing her flight, she tried to make a complaint to customer service. During the heated exchange the police allege that she called them "f**king German Nazi police" and "f**king bastards". However Fair, who works for the Rand Corporation, insists she never called the officers Nazis. She admits she did use the word Nazi, but claims she was referring to a man behind her in the line who had a "Hitler youth haircut."
Fox News broadcaster Sean Hannity disappeared from the Twittersphere overnight - and all he left behind was one cryptic 'clue.' The account of the conservative television host was apparently removed from the platform late on Friday or in the early hours of Saturday morning. Hannity's last tweet, which read "Form Submission 1649 #Hannity," was reportedly taken down and reposted three times.
"Law enforcement officials in Florida arrested on Thursday after an FBI sting caught her allegedly involved in money laundering and corruption-related activities. The Broward State Attorney's Office said that Cooper surrendered on charges of "money laundering, official misconduct and exceeding limits on campaign contributions, all of which are third-degree felonies," ABC 10 reported. "Prosecutors also charged her with soliciting contributions in a government building, which is a first-degree misdemeanor." Florida Governor Rick Scott suspended Cooper from her role as Mayor of Hallandale Beach on Friday following her arrest.
The White House announced on Thursday its offer of what it wants in exchange for granting a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal aliens who came to the U.S. as minors. An end to chain migration, $25 billion for border wall funding and the elimination of the diversity visa lottery are the demands the Trump administration expect to be met in order to earn the president's approval for a legislative fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Comment: See: Trump unveils plan for immigration deal: Citizenship plan for 1.8 mn undocumented immigrants, restrictions on chain migration Giving amnesty to 1.8 million illegal immigrants seems like President Trump is willing to concede a lot to Democrats in Congress in order to build the wall and make serious reforms to immigration policy. But in spite of the major concession on the part of the White House, Democrats and left-wing activists are treating the offer as a "legislative burning cross." "This isn't a counter offer; it's a legislative burning cross. This isn't an offer of someone who wants to get to a deal - it's attempting to use the DREAMers as pawns to change the entire legal immigration system and get every item on Stephen Miller's white supremacist wish list," immigration activist Eddie Vale said of the deal.
A former Department of Justice appointee under former President Barack Obama said special counsel Robert Mueller "almost certainly won't indict" President Donald Trump at the conclusion of his investigation. Eric Columbus, former senior counsel to the deputy attorney general under Obama, explained on Twitter why we should not expect any criminal charges against Trump, despite a growing chorus of pundits and Democratic politicians predicting that Mueller is building an obstruction of justice case.
The head of the Palestinian Mission to the United States accused President Donald Trump of "backstabbing" President Mahmoud Abbas in a talk yesterday, deepening a dispute over who is to blame for failure of a peace deal with Israel. That morning Trump said Palestinian leaders had abandoned pre-talk discussions, making the claim while seated next to Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu in Davos at the World Economic Forum. Trump called Netanyahu a "close personal friend," which served as a reminder to the Palestinians which side the administration has been on. Hours later Palestinian Ambassador Husam Zomlot took the stage in Washington DC at the Middle East Institute, presenting an altogether different narrative: the Palestinians were bystanders to internal divisions within the Trump administration that prevented peace talks from starting months ago. It was "the Americans who blocked the Americans" from kick-starting negotiations with Israel, not the Palestinians, Zomlot said, revealing confidential discussions between the Trump and Abbas that took place last year. From the first sit-down between the two presidents in May 2017 until December, the Palestinian leadership had been "nagging" Trump to begin direct talks with Israel, he said. The rupture in relations between the Trump administration and the Palestinian leadership started on December 6, 2017 when Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, "unilaterally," Zomlot pointed.
The Russian Defense Ministry has ridiculed British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson's allegations that Russia was 'plotting attacks' on Britain's key infrastructure as an attempt to gain publicity and score political points. "British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson in his fiery crusade for military budget money appears to have lost his grasp on reason. His fears about Russia getting pictures of power plants and studying the routes of British pipelines are worthy of a comic plot or a Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch," Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Friday. He took a swipe at Williamson's remark by noting that all information concerning the location of British power plants or pipelines was "as secret as the location of Westminster Abbey or the Big Ben." "What is really stunning is this: if Williamson in this way hopes to draw attention to his own personality, he is not the first one in the defense secretary's seat who is trying to score political points by spooking the British people with horror stories," Konashenkov said. "But if it is Britain's General Staff that reports such nonsense to him, then he should start thinking not about ways of increasing the defense budget but checking British military planners for professional aptitude, with a special emphasis on medical exams," Konashenkov explained.
In just a matter of a few days, cops in Wichita proved their incompetent and dangerous nature and showed the country that they are in dire need of de-escalation training. In December, an innocent man was murdered by Wichita police for the 'crime' of opening his front door in front of frightened trigger happy cops. Now, a cop has actually been fired after he shot a little girl inside her own home just two days after they killed the innocent man. At the beginning of the month, a Witchita cop was placed on administrative leave after discharging his firearm inside a family's home-in a cowardly attempt to kill a dog-and hitting a little girl instead. Now, in an actual moment of accountability, Officer Dexter Betts was fired this week in response to his potentially deadly act. The officer was hired last January and barely made it a year before being fired. As KAKE reports, officers were called at around 6:15 p.m. to the report of a domestic disturbance and suicidal person in the 1500 block of North Gentry, near 13th and Hillside. Officer Paul Cruz said in a news release that officers were told a 33-year-old man in the home had held a gun in his mouth and choked a dog.
Earlier this week Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a partially redacted transcript of Glenn Simpson's Aug. 22, 2017 hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Perhaps it's a coincidence that just last week Simpson himself, co-founder of the Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications firm Fusion GPS that assembled and distributed the now notorious anti-Trump dossier, wrote a New York Times op-ed calling for Republican members of the committee to release his testimony. Feinstein said at first that she was pressured to release the document. Now she says she wasn't, and her statement was misunderstood. The mix-up adds further confusion as to who thought it advisable to subject the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion narrative to more light. It discloses no further information to verify the research of Fusion GPS contractor Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose byline was used to promote the dossier as an "intelligence" product, rather than as opposition research for hire. Rather, the transcript raises some serious questions about the former MI6 officer who Feinstein's committee colleagues Senators Charles Grassley and Lindsey Graham referred to the Justice Department for a criminal probe last week. The release of the Simpson transcript is the latest salvo in a campaign of bare-knuckled political warfare that began when reports of Donald Trump's sub rosa ties to Vladimir Putin first surfaced before the 2016 election. At that time, most of the press refrained from publishing articles sourced to a dossier that former FBI director James Comey called "salacious and unverified" and which the reliably liberal New York Times refused to touch. Those opinions changed abruptly after Trump won, as the result of what looks increasingly like a coordinated campaign involving outgoing Obama administration officials who leaked carefully chosen bits of classified information to a credulous press corps that had become used to printing handouts from the good guys and was especially eager to #Resist Trump.
The Polish parliament has backed legislative amendments to introduce prison terms and fines for people who support the so-called "Bandera ideology" and those who deny crimes committed by Ukrainian nationalists against the Poles. "The crimes include the actions committed by Ukrainian nationalists in 1925-1950, involving the use of force, terror or other forms of violation of human rights against ... the people, in particular, the people of Poland," the legislation read. The amendments criminalize the denial of the massacre of Poles and Jews in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia, and also outlaw support for the actions and ideology of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and its military arm, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), which were responsible for the killings. The legislation allows prison sentences of up to three years or a fine. The initiative was supported by 279 out of 414 deputies present at the Sejm on Friday, with 130 MPs abstaining and just four voting 'no.' The parliament was to decide on the amendments to the Institute of National Remembrance law last year, but the vote was postponed in order to avoid tensions with Ukraine.
For thousands of years physicians took oaths to always act in the patients best interest when providing care. At the heart of medical ethics, this moral code was passed down through the centuries and reaffirmed by The World Medical Association (WMA) in 1949 and again in 2006. Additionally the WMA specified: A physician shall not allow his/her judgment to be influenced by personal profit or unfair discrimination, and shall not receive any financial benefits or other incentives solely for referring patients or prescribing specific products.
Medical ethics ran head long into The HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) Act of 1973. The passage of this act set the stage for the undermining of long established medical ethics. The HMO Act was designed specifically to reduce costs, by charging patients a monthly fee for a set package of health care. The Act was passed with the knowledge that there had been no systematic analysis done to show that it would not negatively impact health care. Nonetheless, the Government gave millions of dollars in direct financial assistance to develop the HMO which was designed to be a profit making business.
This HMO economic arrangement put the physicians and other health care providers financial interest into conflict with the needs of their patients. The monthly pot of money must provide for profit, salaries, wages and health care. If too much is spent on the patients, there is less available for profit and wages. So began the Health Insurance, Corporate Medicine assault on medical ethics.
Did the Medical Profession fight to hold on to its ethics so as to always act in the patients best interest when providing medical care? No. Tragically the Medical Profession succumbed to the rise of Corporate Health Care by betraying their core medical ethic and became complicit stewards of an economic system that puts profits before peopleThe AMAs (American Medical Association) Principles of Medical Ethics: V11, gives the following ethical guidelines for physicians:
Mitigate possible conflicts between physicians financial interests and patient interests by minimizing the financial impact of patient care decisions and the overall financial risk for individual physicians.
We have experienced four decades of HMOs negative effect on health care while they became the darlings of Wall Street earning billions of dollars for investors as health care was rationed by denial of service, restricted benefits, cost cutting, patients dumping, overworked and underpaid staff, and plunging physicians incomes.
The Syrian Negotiations Committee will not participate in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi, the organization's leader Nasr al-Hariri said after intra-Syrian talks in Vienna. "In a free and transparent voting we have come to the decision the Committee will not participate in the Sochi conference," he said on Saturday. "We hope, the congress in Sochi will be very useful if it favors implementation of the UN SC's resolution 2254, we shall hail it." The vote took place late on Friday. According to sources familiar with the situation, 26 out of 36 members voted against participation, which is sufficient to take the decision.
A week-ago four-page memo described as explosive and shocking was released to House members - reportedly showing extensive FISA abuses. A previous article explained it contains information about the Justice Department, the FBI and fake Trump dossier - prepared for Hillary Clinton and the DNC by former UK MI6 intelligence operative Christopher Steele. It makes spurious accusations without evidence, alleging misconduct and collusion between Trump, his campaign team and Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign - including phony accusations of Russian US election interference. It reveals alleged abusive tactics by high-level US officials. According to the Daily Beast, it names "FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, along with former FBI Director James Comey." Many GOP lawmakers are calling for the memo's release, spearheaded by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes.
Reasearch finds diesels are more than three times more likely to break down than petrol vehicles Diesel cars are more than three times as likely to break down as their petrol counterparts and will typically cost 20% more to fix when they go wrong. Based on analysis of 30,000 faults on three- to eight-year-old petrol and diesel cars over 12 months, car maintenance firm MotorEasy found the average engine repair bill for a diesel was 517, compared with 433 for a petrol model. Diesel cars were sold to many buyers on the basis that they offered better fuel economy, and lower CO2 emissions. However, the VW emissions scandal forced an about-turn and diesels are now very much out of favour.
This video says about itself:
22 January 2018
A television report shot with a hidden camera showing members of a Polish far-right group celebrating Adolf Hitlers birthday sparked uproar on Monday, in a country still grappling with the memory of Nazi occupation.
The alarming footage, filmed in southwestern Poland and aired on news channel TVN24, shows a group of men wearing Nazi-inspired uniforms and performing Nazi salutes.
Among those caught on camera was a man identified as Mateusz S., the leader of neo-Nazi group Pride and Modernity (DN).
He appears to have been speaking at an event marking 128 years since the birth of Nazi dictator Adolf Hilter, held on a hill near the southwestern Polish village of Wodzislaw on an undisclosed date.
Undercover journalists also filmed large red flags with Nazi swastikas hanging on the trees and an altar with a portrait of Hitler.
Participants in the event set fire to a large wooden swastika soaked in flammable liquid that was fixed to a tree as they played a soundtrack of Nazi military marches.
The footage was broadcast on TVN24s Superwizjer current affairs programme which also included clips from an ultranationalist rock festival in March 2017 involving both Poles and Germans, with swastikas or the initials SS tattooed on their bodies.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Polish Jewish leader denounces governments inaction against neonazis
THE leader of Polands federation of Jewish communities has denounced the government for allowing the growth of the countrys neonazi movement.
Union of Jewish Communities in Poland president Leslaw Piszewski spoke out following a shocking documentary broadcast on Polish TV that showed fascists celebrating Hitlers birthday in a forest.
The fascists, some wearing...
Sudan is willing to house a Russian military base on the Red Sea shore, as it should help fight contraband and slavery, according to Sudan's chairman of Defense and Security committee Al-Hadi Adam Hamid. He noted that setting up a base in the country would be reasonable, calling the decision "marvelous". The chairman also complained about a lot of vessels illegally crossing the naval borders of Sudan: "Vessels enter our territorial waters, fish illegally, and fisherman also cross borders illegally." Hamid added that Sudan has to fight slavery and contraband on the Red Sea. He stressed the importance of military cooperation with Moscow in this regard, and said that establishing a base "won't be out of the ordinary." "The times demand it," he added. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir visited Russia for the first time on November 23, where he had discussed a possibility of establishing a Russian base in Sudan with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. No official agreement had been signed. Kremlin did not provide comment.
In his mordant novel Scoop, Evelyn Waugh has one of his characters explain what "The News" is: News is what a chap who doesn't care much about anything wants to read. And it's only news until he's read it. After that it's dead. There is a great deal of wisdom in this little remark that I will attempt to unpack. It also, in my opinion, succinctly explains why we, who believe ourselves to be so brilliantly analytical and persuasive on sites like this one, have so little success in changing the opinions of our friends and neighbours (or awakening them as we might prefer to say).
The Trump administration has pursued policies that have hewed remarkably close to the recommendations of a leading conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, which found in a new review that nearly two-thirds of its ideas had been carried out or embraced by the White House over the past year. Not one to dwell on the details of governing, President Trump has shown a considerable degree of deference to groups within the conservative movement like Heritage, leading to a rightward shift in social, environmental, immigration and foreign policy. The results, Heritage found in its review, exceeded even the first year of Ronald Reagan's presidency, whose tenure has long been the conservative gold standard. "There is so much noise in this town that I think it obscures the real work that's being done," said Kay Coles James, the new president of the Heritage Foundation, which shook up its leadership last year after disagreements that stemmed in part from the perception that it was not acting effectively enough to shape the debate in Washington. "This administration is doing quite well in terms of advancing a conservative agenda - clearly, quite well," Ms. James added.
On Tuesday, Israel's envoy to the UN Danny Danon said that Iran controls a force of 82,000 fighters in Syria: 60,000 Syrian troops; 10,000 Shiite militiamen from Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan; 9,000 members of the Lebanese Iran-aligned militia Hezbollah; and 3,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Comment: So what? They are there with Assad's permission. Danon said Iran had spent $35 billion on training and equipping this force. He went on to claim that the Islamic Republic was building missile bases in Syria, with the ultimate goal of turning Israel's war-torn neighbor "into the largest military base in the world." He claimed that Israeli intelligence had garnered this secret information and was now sharing it with the world. "We are releasing this classified information because it is vital for the world to understand that if we turn a blind eye in Syria, the Iranian threat will only grow," said Danon. "The Shi'ite crescent is on our doorstep. Iran is ready to strike at a moment's notice," he said, referring to the crescent-shaped region of the Middle East that has a Shia-majority population. As a Shia state, Tehran often styles itself as protector of the global Shia community. Comment: Perhaps if Israel gave back the stolen Golan Heights and stopped making bombing runs in Syria, they'd have less to worry about? We stole it fair and square! Israel rules out handing over Golan Heights to SyriaIsrael begins home demolitions in Golan Heights, plotting illegal annexation of Syrian territoryIsraeli forces open fire at Syrian government positions in Golan Heights Israel bombs Syria's infrastructure again and further assists ISIS
At least 95 people were killed and more than 150 injured by an explosion in a central district of Kabul, close to where several embassies and government buildings are located, Reuters said citing a health ministry official. Preliminary reports say the explosion occurred close to the building which formerly housed Afghanistan's Interior Ministry. An eyewitness told the news outlet the blast was caused by a car bomb, which detonated near the gates of the former ministry building. The explosive device was hidden in an ambulance and detonated at a police checkpoint in the Afghan capital. A thick plume of smoke is coming from the blast site, according to TOLO News
When I began attending Birmingham School of Law in early 2013, my wife was pregnant with our youngest son, Jaxson, and she utterly refused to move to Alabama. Let's be honest, Alabama has a dirty past when it comes to the treatment of African-Americans. We both are northerners. I'm from Chicago, she's from New Jersey and we met in Atlanta. I lived in Atlanta for 12 years and loved it. It was the first city of its magnitude that I have ever lived in. African-Americans are the majority there and it was great to experience black excellence on so many fronts -- politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals, and athletes. Blacks also control the music and movie scene. You have blacks living in sprawling mansions, and they drive Bentleys and Rolls Royces alongside you in traffic daily. When you go to eat at fine dining establishments in Atlanta, there may be two or three white couples in the room. I say all of this to paint you a picture of what my life was like in Atlanta, and I experienced little to no racial tension while living there.
Scientists have discovered that the left side of the brain controls the verbal expression of our long-term 'semantic' memory which contains facts, meanings, concepts and knowledge. The study - led by University of Manchester psychologists - is the first of its kind to assess the similarities and differences in how the left and right sides of the brain process semantic memory. The research, led by Dr. Grace Rice and Professor Matthew Lambon Ralph from The University of Manchester, was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council. The team - working with neuropsychologists at Salford Royal and The Walton Centre for neurology in Liverpool - worked with 41 patients who had part of their brains removed to treat their long-standing epilepsy. The patients - who now experience fewer seizures and are able to go back to work and learn to drive as a result of the surgery-had their verbal and visual semantic memory tested.
Experts say Boeing's nearly $24 million contract to install two new refrigerators on Air Force One is not price gouging, but due to the specific requirements of the presidential plane. The jet is designed to store 3,000 meals. Air Force One has a total of five chillers that can store about 3,000 meals to feed up to 100 passengers and crew for weeks without resupplying, according to Defense One. The chillers on the jumbo jet date back to 1990, when the current model of the presidential planes were first deployed. Boeing was awarded a $23,657,671 contract to design, test, and install two VC-25A G12/G13 chillers for the customized 747 jumbo jet in December. "The Air Force requires that the current air chillers in the G12 and G13 galleys be modified with new cold food stowage to improve reliability and maintainability," a contract notice from the Pentagon states.
In a new development for the free market economy, many corporate brands have become pegged as either Democratic or Republican favorites. A new survey reveals America's 30 most polarizing brands. With the American political landscape marked by an ever-widening gulf between left and right, especially since the populist Donald Trump entered the White House, many corporate brands have been stigmatized as belonging to either the Democratic or Republican camps, according to a poll entitled 'Most Polarizing Brands.'
North Korea has condemned the new round of sanctions announced by the US against Pyongyang, saying that the measures are merely a manifestation of Washington's "heinous intention" to aggravate the situation on the peninsula. The sanctions imposed by Washington are "a manifestation of heinous intention to throw a wet blanket over the inter-Korean exchange and cooperation and to aggravate the situation," the KCNA news agency said, citing an unnamed Pyongyang official. The US should abandon its "anachronistic" policy towards the North, the official added.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the process of recovering five months worth of missing text messages between two FBI employees accused of bias in their investigations of both Hillary Clinton and President Trump, according to Fox News. On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted "Where are the 50,000 important text messages between FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok? Blaming Samsung!" in reference to the fact that the DOJ blamed the five-month missing text gap on technical difficulties. The missing texts - which span the period of December 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017, were reported to Congressional investigators last Friday in a cover letter accompanying a 384-page document delivery, igniting a firestorm of speculation that the contents of the communications between the two Trump-hating FBI investigators was particularly damning. The two agents had previously discussed an "insurance policy" before the election in the event of a Trump win.
Chelsea Manning has filed to run for Senate as a Democratic candidate in Maryland, but such a run subjects Manning to prosecution for violating Pentagon regulations on political activities, according to former military lawyers. Manning, the transgender soldier who spent seven years in prison for leaking more than 700,000 sensitive documents to WikiLeaks, recently filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the Senate seat in Maryland currently occupied by Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, a two-term senator. In a Thursday tweet, Manning posted a certificate of candidacy obtained from the Maryland State Board of Elections, an important and required step in the process of running for Senate. One of the lines of the certificate states: "I am a registered voter and a citizen of Maryland and meet all other requirements for the above listed office."
A black comedy about the death of Joseph Stalin has been pulled from cinema schedules in Russia just days before it was due for release, after several members of a State Duma committee said it contained "elements of extremism." On Tuesday, several members of the Committee for Culture said Russia should put off the release of The Death of Stalin, a French-British production. "We urge not to ban the film, since we are not to do this under the law, but to conduct additional examination, because we, for instance, see some elements of extremism in it," former actress-turned-politician Elena Drapeko, who is the deputy head of the Committee for Culture, told journalists. The Death of Stalin is directed by prominent Scottish satirist and TV director Armando Iannucci, the man behind political satire TV series Veep and The Thick of It.
During the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency convinced certain European and Middle Eastern allies to establish an informal intelligence alliance whose links to the United States would be "plausibly denied" in typical CIA parlance. In 1976, a group of pro-Western intelligence agency directors secretly met at the Mt. Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki, Kenya to hammer out an informal pact designed to limit Soviet influence in Africa and the Middle East. The group met under the auspices of Saudi billionaire arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta, and US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Although Khashoggi was present at the first meeting of what soon became known as the "Safari Club," Kenyatta and Kissinger were not present at the inaugural spymasters' meet-up. Signing the original charter of the Safari Club in Kenya were Count Alexandre de Marenches, director of the French Service de Documentation Extrieure et de Contre-Espionnage (SDECE) foreign intelligence agency; Kamal Adham, the chief of Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah, the Saudi intelligence service; Egyptian Intelligence Service director, General Kamal Hassan Aly; Ahmed Dlimi, the head of Morocco's intelligence service; and General Nematollah Nassiri, the head of Iran's SAVAK intelligence agency. There are indications, but no actual proof, that the head of Israel's Mossad, Yitzhak Hofi, took part in the first Safari Club meeting in Kenya.
By Aaron Kesel Pope Francis condemned fake news as satanic, stating journalists and social media users should ignore and unmask manipulative snake tactics that foster...
By slapping Russia with new sanctions and restrictions, Washington only punishes US companies, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said. Any attempt to browbeat Moscow into a policy change will be in vain, it stressed. Twenty-one individuals, all of them Russian or Ukrainian nationals, and nine companies were added to the ever-expanding blacklist of sanctioned persons by the US Treasury Department on Friday. Most of the companies operate in the power and energy sector, such as Gaz-Alyans and Kaliningradnefteproduct. Commenting on the new batch of restrictive measures, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Russia will not cave into pressure and reserves the right to retaliate. "Washington still cannot get rid of an illusion that we can be intimidated by US visa denials or trade restrictions, that we can be coerced into abandoning an independent stance on the international arena, defending our national interests," the ministry said in a statement on Friday.
The FBI has commented on the mysterious 2015 death of Russian media tycoon Mikhail Lesin in Washington, DC. The Bureau has chosen to release documents pertaining to the incident in heavily redacted form. The investigation's reports - dated between November 2015, when the 57-year-old Lesin died, and October 2016, when the case was officially closed - were released on Saturday. Many of the pages are partly or fully redacted. Lesin, a former press minister and ex-head of Gazprom-Media, Russia's largest media holding, was found dead in DC's Dupont Hotel on November 4, 2015. Initial reports claimed that the mass media expert, credited with inspiring the creation of Russia Today (now RT), died of a heart attack. Later in 2016 the District of Colombia's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) and Metropolitan Police Department said that "blunt force injuries of the neck, torso, upper extremities and lower extremities" contributed to Lesin's death. "The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) has released the cause and manner of death for Mikhail Lesin... Cause of Death: blunt force injuries of the head," the statement said.
Geld regiert die Welt!
Banken-Kartelle sind lngst die eigentliche Macht auf diesem Globus. Das, was die groen Finanzdienstleister seit Jahrzehnten als FIAT-Money auf den sogenannten Mrkten imitieren, hat sptestens seit 1971 keinerlei Bezug mehr zu echten Werten. Als US-Prsident Nixon, nach der enormen Verschuldung whrend des Vietnamkriegs, die Golddeckung des Dollar aufgab, zog die Regierung endgltig vom Weien Haus in die Wall Street um.
Banken sind inzwischen so mchtig, dass einzelne Banker heute per Mausklick Summen bewegen knnen, die deutlich grer sind als die Mittel, die mittlere Staaten im Jahr erwirtschaften. Mit solchen Hebeln ausgestattet, knnen Grobanken im Verbund jeden politischen Gegner in die Knie zwingen, der nicht nach ihrer Pfeife tanzt. Derartige Machtspiele sind dennoch selten geworden, denn die Drehtr-Politik der Finanzinstitute ist wesentlich effektiver. Lngst sind unsere politischen Entscheider in den Regierungen von Beratern umstellt, die direkt aus dem Bankensektor stammen. Mario Draghi, der heute die EZB kontrolliert, stammt direkt von Goldman Sachs. Zufall?
Mit dem Aufheben des Glass-Steagall-Act aus dem Jahre 1932, wurde die strikte Trennung zwischen klassischem Bankgeschft und Investmentbank wieder aufgehoben. Hatte man aus den...
The US must withdraw its troops from Syria's northern Manbij region and put an end to its support for Kurdish militia in the area, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu demanded Saturday. Cavusoglu told reporters on Saturday that the US needs to immediately withdraw from the region near the city of Manbij, adding that Washington providing guns to the YPG must also stop. The foreign minister said Turkey wants to see proactive steps from the US, not simply promises. Turkish forces are conducting an offensive, codenamed 'Olive Branch', targeting Kurdish fighters linked to the People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in and around Afrin, Syria. Russia has expressed concern over the developments, urging all parties to respect Syria's borders.
Japan has commissioned the first of its new F-35A stealth fighter jets at a military base in the north of the country amid ongoing regional tension over North Korea's missile testing. The Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) plans to add another nine of the radar-evading planes to its fleet from April, according to the Japan Times. "The deployment of the high-performance F-35 aircraft is significant for Japan's security at a time when neighboring countries have been quickly building up their air force capabilities in recent years," said Itsunori Onodera, Japanese Minister of Defense. The move to deploy the jet to the Misawa Air Base in the Aurora Prefecture comes amid increased tensions in the region following North Korea's latest series of nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Japan hopes to increase its overall number of F-35As to 42 in the coming years as the country seeks to replace its fleet of outdated F-4 models. Each unit costs around $95million, according to the manufacturer Lockheed Martin.
NASA has released a stunningly detailed photograph of the Ladon Basin on Mars, providing valuable new insight on an area it believes could have been favorable for life on the Red Planet thousands of years ago. The region is hugely interesting to Mars researchers because it shows significant signs of ancient lakes and rivers. The area features a huge impact crater, which was filled in with deposits left behind by a major ancient river called the Ladon Valles.
A little over a year ago, the deep-state graced the world with Propornot. Thanks to them, 2017 became the year of fake news. Every news website and opinion column now had the potential to be linked to the Steele dossier and Trump collusion with Russia. Every journalist was either with us or against us. Every one that was against us became Russia's trolls. Fortunately for the free world, the anonymous group known as Propornot that tried to "out" every website as a potential Russian colluder, in the end only implicated themselves. Turnabout is fair play and that's always the fun part, isn't it? With that in mind, I know the dogs are going to howl this evening over this one. The damage Propornot did to scores of news and opinions websites in late 2016-2017 provides the basis of a massive civil suit. I mean huge, as in the potential is there for a tobacco company sized class-action sized lawsuit. I can say that because I know a lot about a number of entities that are involved and the enormous amount of money behind them.
Close to one-third of drugs approved by the FDA are found to have safety problems, according to a research report from The Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA's report stated that these safety issues, known as "postmarket safety events," are "common after FDA approval, highlighting the importance of continuous monitoring of the safety of novel therapeutics throughout their life cycle." Every single day in the United States, 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for a single FDA-approved drug-opioids. Opioid drug overdoses now kill more people annually than the number of Americans who died in the Vietnam war. However, it's not only opioids. Acetaminophen overdose is actually the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers across the US-more than 100,000 instances per year-and, each year, is responsible for: More than 56,000 emergency room visits. 2,600 hospitalizations. An estimated 458 deaths due to acute liver failure.
They also arrested her younger friend for prostitution. The cops of Harris County, Texas, routinely bust adult women and men in prostitution stings while assuring us it has to be done in order to find and save teens selling sex. So what happens when they find girls doing just that? Why, they arrest them too-and charge one with a felony. It's yet another example of the disparity between what authorities say their priorities are and where their priorities evidently lie.
A SWAT team descended on Disney star Adam Hicks' home, where he was arrested for a series of armed street robberies in the upper-class Los Angeles County city of Burbank. Now he could face up to 60 years behind bars. Hicks, 25, appeared in court in Burbank, California on Friday, and was charged with three felony counts of attempted second-degree robbery and two felony counts of second-degree robbery, while being held on $550,000 bail, E! News reported.
By Matt Agorist Washington, DC When Donald Trump was seeking the office of President, he frequently criticized the taxpayer dollars wasted on Air Force...
YouTube and Facebook have been desperately trying to stop kids from participating in a popular new trend that involves eating laundry detergent, but it's not working. Now, some businesses are taking advantage of the phenomenon. Earlier this week, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) issued a "high alert" warning that said the trend of teens intentionally ingesting Tide Pods has "increased in its popularity despite repeated warnings." Like many trends, the Tide Pod Challenge began on social media. Teenagers posted videos of themselves attempting to eat the packets of liquid laundry detergent while daring their friends to do the same. In the first two weeks of 2018, US poison control centers handled 39 cases of teenagers intentionally eating Tide Pods, according to the AAPCC. During the next week, there were another 47 cases reported, bringing the total number of teens sent to a poison control center for eating laundry detergent to 86 this year.
This video says about itself:
24 September 2017
On 27 January 2018, I went to see the BBC wildlife film Earth: One Amazing Day.
The theme of this beautiful film is that Earth is a very special planet, being the only known planet in the universe, as far as is known, where there is life. Not just one species of life: millions of species of animals, plants, etc.
This life on earth became possible because Earth is neither so close to its star, the sun, that it is too hot for life, nor so far away from the sun that it is too cold for life.
Earth turns around its axis, making for relatively hot daytime and relatively cold nighttime. This change, day after day, helps biodiversity, as some wildlife prefers the day, and others prefer the night.
So, every day on Earth is an Amazing Day as special wildlife things happen day after day.
The film begins with sunrise, and ends with nighttime. The rising sun causes a giant panda in China to wake up. Meanwhile, a serval, a mainly nocturnal cat, tries to catch a rodent just after dawn in Africa. The rodent sees the threat and escapes. The serval realizes that it is time to sleep.
The ocean is crowded. As many as 10 million viruses can be found squirming in a single millilitre of its water, and it turns out they have friends we never even knew about. Scientists have discovered a previously unknown family of viruses that dominate the ocean and can't be detected by standard lab tests. Researchers suspect this viral multitude may already exist outside the water - maybe even inside us. "We don't think it's ocean-specific at all," says environmental microbiologist Martin Polz from MIT. Polz and his MIT team, together with researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, analysed three months' worth of ocean water samples collected off the Massachusetts coast.
It's time to put down the protein bar you reach for after your workout or the snack bars you pick up to stave off hunger pangs in the afternoon. While manufacturers may have positioned these bars as part of the clean eating trend, most contain more sugar than a doughnut and only slightly less carbs than a Snickers bar. Many protein bars also use soy to boost the percentage of protein in their products. While you may have heard that soy is healthy, unfermented soy products are nothing more than a clever marketing gimmick to reduce the cost of production. Soy was a minor industrial crop in the early 1900s. By 1935 Ford Motor Company was using a bushel of soybeans in every car produced to manufacture strong plastics for gear shift knobs, horn buttons and window frames.1 Today, 31 states2 produce $40 billion in soybeans each year,3 the vast majority of which is used to produce oil and soy protein that are used in the manufacture of food products. Although these products have become a popular choice among gym goers, protein and energy bars are not the best choice and likely shouldn't be the first choice to refuel your body after a heavy workout. In an effort to determine the nutritional benefit of protein bars available in the U.K., bespoke insurance company Protectivity developed a Fitness Food Index that identified specific nutritional markers and compared those against other bars.4
Gene editing technologies are rapidly advancing. Tools like CRISPR-Cas9 have the potential to help us reverse and even eradicate diseases such as HIV, cancer, and so much more. However, as we genetically modify organisms, we run the risk of them mating with their non-modified counterparts, which could irreparably change wild species and disrupt whole populations and ecosystems. "This is a problem that has been recognized for a while," said Maciej Maselko, a postdoctoral researcher at the BioTechnology Institute and the University of Minnesota's (U of M) College of Biological Sciences (CBS), in a U of M news release. While previous attempts to prevent this breeding have centered on quarantining the modified organisms, Maselko has developed a tool that could prove to be more successful as it makes it impossible for modified species to effectively breed with their wild versions. He calls it "synthetic incompatibility."
Around 100 million adults in the United States are affected by chronic pain - pain that lasts for months or years on end. It is one of the country's most underestimated health problems. The annual cost of managing pain is greater than that of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, and the cost to the economy through decreased productivity reaches hundreds of billions of dollars. Chronic pain's unremitting presence can lead to a variety of mental-health issues, depression above all, which often intensifies pain. And our most common weapon against pain - prescription painkillers - generates its own pain, as the ongoing opioid crisis attests. But must we rely on pharmacology to stave off pain? Perhaps there is a more natural nostrum - partial and insufficient, but helpful nonetheless - closer to hand. Most pain research concentrates on a single, isolated person in pain. This allows researchers to simplify their analyses of pain, which is useful to a point, though it does yield a somewhat distorted view. The problem is that, outside of the laboratory, people are often not isolated: they take part in a social world. Without involving social interactions into the study of pain, we risk ignoring the part that social communication might play.
(HRW) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) governments can respond to the popular demands of the regions youth for reform by implementing five changes in 2018 to arbitrary, outdated legal systems that infringe upon citizens rights and liberties, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2018. Some governments in the region have already embarked on important progress, but most remain hostage to rigid mentalities.
The people of the region are sick of their governments tired excuses for failing to make basic reforms that will dramatically improve everyones quality of life, said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. While the region is reeling from the untold destruction from armed conflicts in four countries and heightened repression elsewhere, theres a lot that governments can do to give the young generation a reason to believe that progress is possible in the Middle East.
In the 643-page World Report, its 28th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in more than 90 countries. In his introductory essay, Executive Director Kenneth Roth writes that political leaders willing to stand up for human rights principles showed that it is possible to limit authoritarian populist agendas. When combined with mobilized publics and effective multilateral actors, these leaders demonstrated that the rise of anti-rights governments is not inevitable.
Here are the top five reforms MENA governments can move to make this year:
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for over five years because he fears extradition to the United States, will learn next month if he has succeeded in having a warrant for his arrest dropped. Assange, 46, fled to the embassy in the wealthy Knightsbridge district of the British capital in 2012 after skipping bail to avoid being sent to Sweden to face an allegation of rape, which he denied. The Australian-born Assange had feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of a large trove of classified military and diplomatic documents - one of the largest information leaks in U.S. history.
The Mayor of Hallandale Beach, Florida surrendered to
authorities on Thursday on third-degree felony charges of money
laundering, official misconduct and exceeding limits on campaign
contributions. Mayor Joy Cooper
(D) is also charged with soliciting
contributions in City Hall - a misdemeanor. Each felony
carries a maximum five year prison sentence.
Public health experts are urging parents to immunise their children against measles as the potentially deadly bug has now spread to five regions in England. With more than 100 cases confirmed, Public Health England warns that the UK could be on the verge of an outbreak due to a rise in cases across Europe. People who have recently visited Romania, Italy and Germany and have not been fully immunised against measles via the MMR vaccine may be most at risk, they said.
By Danette Wolpert
Im lucky enough to have the job of leading ILLUMINATE Film Festivals global pursuit for the years most paradigm-shifting, awareness-building, life-affirming films.
Lucky for you, you wont have to wade through 1000 hours of films to get your best shot at some serious wisdom and inspiration. A review of 2017 makes clear that seekers and movie-lovers alike were spoiled this year with an array of conscious movies worth watching, and pondering, from mainstream blockbusters and character-driven docs to mindful meditations and masterful animations.
For the conscious moviegoer, the screen is our mirror. Movie characters become to us a blank slate upon whom we can project ourselves, and their struggles and triumphs become our own. Perhaps within my picks for best movies of the year, youll find reflections of your own heros journey and leverage them for personal transformation that is thrilling to your soul. Here they are in no particular order:
Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. Having outlived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration leading toward that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Lucky, is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection. Starring Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Bigley, Jr., Ron Livingston and David Lynch.
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Wa...
On Thursday, far-left billionaire George Soros, who is the financial backbone of the Democratic Party, attacked President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Soros, who spent millions backing failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, claimed that Trump was leading the world to nuclear war and that he is trying to establish a dictatorship in the United States, CNBC reported. "Indeed, the United States is set on a course towards nuclear war by refusing to accept that [North] Korea has become a nuclear power," Soros said. "This creates a strong incentive for North Korea to develop its nuclear capacity with all possible speed, which in turn may induce the United States to use its nuclear superiority pre-emptively, in effect to start a nuclear war to prevent a nuclear war, obviously a self-contradictory strategy."
USAF Begins Massive GPS Blackouts In The
Western US During Largest Ever Air War Drill
Published January 26, 2018
The United States Air Force is launching its largest-ever three-week premier set of air war drills, called Red Flag 18-1, starting on Friday and will conclude February 16, saidthe 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs.
On January 26, the air war drill, known as Red Flag, officially kicked off at Nellis Air Force Base, 20-miles outside of Las Vegas. Base officials have warned residents of increased military aircraft activity due to aircraft departing from Nellis Air Force Base twice-a-day to conduct war drills on the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Were trying a few new and different things with Red Flag 18-1, said Col Michael Mathes, 414th Combat Training Squadron commander. Its the largest Red Flag ever with the largest number of participants, highlighting the balance of training efficiency with mission effectiveness.
The drill involves a variety of attack, fighter and bomber aircraft as well as participants from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and Marine Corps. Foreign participants include Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Air Force.
A video from the 2015 Red Flag drill is shown below.
Red Flag 18-1 primarily is a strike package focused training venue that we integrate at a command and control level in support of joint task force operations, said Mathes. Its a lot of words to say that we integrate every capability we can into strike operations that are flown out of Nellis Air Force Base.
The purpose of the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to assist the cruise ship industry to "prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses on cruise ships." VSP operates under the authority of the U.S. Public Health Service Act.
USPH sanitation inspectors conduct inspections twice a year on cruise ships when they are in a U.S. port. The inspections are supposedly a surprise, although many crew members have stated that federal inspectors sometimes give advanced notice of the inspections to the cruise ships. A score of 85 or below constitutes a failed sanitation score, and often leads to the firing of the shipboard Food & Beverage department heads and/or managers and always result in increased work by the shipboard employees.
Market Watch just published a comprehensive article, by reporter Jacob Passy, titled Record Number of Cruise Ships Failed Health and Safety Inspections in 2017, concluding that there were 14 instances where a cruise ship failed a sanitation inspection last year. The article found that Carnival Cruise Line cruise ships received five failing grades, including one failure this year.
Carnival claims that its food handling and preparation are of the "highest quality, which seems questionable regarding the details of the scores like on the Carnival Breeze (77), Carnival Triumph (78), and Carnival Vista (79).
Carnival also claims that it "immediately" corrected the unsanitary conditions found by the inspectors. (Carnival ships failed inspections 4 times in the last 2 months). But the truth is that Carnival has still not even filed a "corrective actions" report for the Carnival Vista which failed the USPH inspection last year. The report found that not only did Carnival try to intentionally hide food and dirty galley equipment in crew quarters, but the the USPH noted that a Carnival supervisor disciplined a food handler who was experiencing acute gastrointestinal virus symptom...
Recently, a Tesla on autopilot slammed into a parked fire engine at 65 mph. It turns out that there was no malfunction. According to Teslas manual:
Traffic-Aware Cruise Control cannot detect all objects and may not brake/decelerate for stationary vehicles, especially in situations when you are driving over 50 mph (80 km/h) and a vehicle you are following moves out of your driving path and a stationary vehicle or object is in front of you instead.
So whereas any half way decent human driver would have braked and/or swerved to avoid the collision, Teslas smart car proceeded full-speed ahead.
Even if you choose not to buy a self-driving car, you or your loved ones could have been in that parked vehicle struck by a stupid smart car. This is not just about technophiles who want to be able to play World of Warcraft while speeding down the highwaythis technology is potentially dangerous to all road users and any deaths, injuries or property damage caused by this flawed technology should see the drivers, manufacturers and approving authorities prosecuted or suedno high-tech exemption!
It is not only Tesla; according to the Wired article referred at the start of this article:
Volvos semi-autonomous system, Pilot Assist, has the same shortcoming. Say the car in front of the Volvo changes lanes or turns off the road, leaving nothing between the Volvo and a stopped car. Pilot Assist will ignore the stationary vehicle and instead accelerate to the stored speed.
The article explains why these self-driving systems are engineered that way but blithely promises that in the future LIDAR (Light Identification Detection and ranging, which uses lasers) will replace and/or augment radar and cameras to solve this problem. However, one can discern the real agenda when it informs us that:
Lidars price and reliability problems are less of an issue when it comes to a taxi-like service, where a provider can amortize the cost over time and perform regular maintenance. But in todays cars, meant for average or modestly wealthy consumers, its a no-go.
Self-driving cars are a promising new profit center for auto and technology companies. They want to own personal and commercial road transportation which they will provide as a service (at a tidy profit, of course). They repeatedly argue that the technology is safer that using human drivers using flawed statistics while self driving cars...
Lately, a wise friend has been reminding me to keep my eyes on
the road as I navigate these weekly cab reports. That these
insights into the mind of a San Francisco... The post A Hacks Lot
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He has a unique ability to incorporate historical, religious, spiritual, scientific, archaeological and other forms of such knowledge into factually-based theories and conclusions that provide the layperson with a more in-depth understanding of the profound shift we are actually experiencing in our lifetime.
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Tonight we will discuss the recent discovery of the chamber above the Grand Gallery in the Great Pyramid of Giza as well as the recent Days of Disclosure and what it means to our community and the world.
This video from England says about itself:
Protestors lock on outside AWE in Burghfield
Burghfield, Berkshire, Monday 6th June 2016. Approximately 50 anti-nuclear weapons protesters at Atomic Weapons Establishments (AWE) Burghfield site oppose the renewal or replacement of Trident. Burghfield and AWE Aldermaston provide the warheads for the submarine-launched missile system. The activists are protesting as the site provides war heads for the UKs largest nuclear submarines.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Fury as scandal-hit nuclear agency demands 23-fold radiation emissions increase
CAMPAIGNERS have gone nuclear after the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) applied this week to increase radiation output from its Berkshire site by over 2,000 per cent.
AWE, which produces Trident nuclear warheads, had two sites placed in renewed special measures last August over safety concerns.
Now the company is asking the Environment Agency to raise the 4.4 megabecquerel radiation limit to 100MBq for tests it claims will h...
Via: The Verge: The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. The system gives the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time location tracking, raising significant concerns from civil libertarians. 
The former Pentagon chief Ashton Carter has claimed that Americas cyber operations and election meddling are not at all the same as the activities of China and Russia. Carter was addressing a panel debate dedicated [...]
By Arjun Walia
Human knowledge is constantly evolving and changing, yet most of us believe scientific theories to be fact rather than working understandings of a topic. But they are theories, and our understanding of what is continues to change. These are always difficult times, because long-held beliefs enforced by scientific dogma are, for many people, difficult to adjust or relinquish. Anger and disbelief are common reactions, no matter how thoroughly an old theory is disproven. Just think back to when we discovered the Earth was round, not flat, or that Earth was not the center of the universe the Catholic Church went so far as to persecute and even put to death scientists and free-thinkers who opposed them.
Fast forward to today and, fortunately, much has changed. Although several industries that we rely upon are plagued by corruption, fraud, and disinformation, some would argue that its not as bad as it used to be, as evinced by the scientific study of concepts once deemed to be spiritual nonsense by the community, like meditation, or non-material science.
Over the past few years alone, a wealth of scientific data has outlined the many benefits meditation can have on our biology, furthering strengthening the scientific validity of the mind-body connection.
For example, an eight-week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation can literally rebuild the brains grey matter in just eight weeks. Its the very first study to document that meditation produces changes over time in the brains grey matter. They also released a study showing that meditation can have a significant impact on clinical symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study showed that elicitation of the relaxation response (a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emo...
The Swiss resort of Chateaux-d'Oex is known for its hot air balloons. The Swiss resort of Davos is known for hot air. Or at least for one week a year, when some of the world's biggest windbags meet to discuss 'significant' issues. This year, the cool and trendy thing to express concern over at the World Economic Forum is 'inequality.' OK, ya? Everyone seemed to agree that something needs to be done to narrow the "staggering" gap between rich and poor - to repeat the phrase used by Canada's liberal hipster PM Justin Trudeau, the man with those cute yellow and purple ducky socks. French President Emmanuel Macron, who we're told was greeted like a "rock star," declared: "In the global process, capitalism has become a capitalism of superstars, the spreading of value (to those lower down the ladder) is no longer equitable."
By Jonathan Carty
I was inspired to make this video today while contemplating the many changes occurring in my own life and the lives of everyone else involved in this ascension process. I was guided to find some caterpillar to butterfly footage which symbolizes this transformation. I hope you will enjoy it and I wish everyone much love!
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Sweet are the uses of adversity, as Shakespeare says. Which is why a previously little-known psychologist is Canada's newest intellectual star Why it seems like ages ago, when the University of Toronto leaped into the now infamous Pronoun Wars with a couple of minatory letters to Prof. Jordan Peterson that were as ham-fisted and bullying as they were badly written. Peterson had made it very clear that he would not, under any asserted compulsion from legislation or human rights code, use any newly coined pronouns (they had reached a count of 31 at one point) when addressing transgender students. Succinctly stated, he would not be compelled to speak words others insisted he speak. The University of Toronto, which many insist is a world-class institution, responded that as a result of this (then) little-known clinical psychologist, that some of its students had been the subject of "specific and violent threats, including threats of assault, injury and death." Then in sly malice it went on to hope that these death and other threats "were not his intention" in making the arguments he was making.
Wearing more clothing makes you look more competent, a study finds. Something as simple as taking off a sweater is enough to make you look less competent, the researchers found. The finding applies to both men and women, said Dr Kurt Gray, the study's first author: "An important thing about our study is that, unlike much previous research, ours applies to both sexes. It also calls into question the nature of objectification because people without clothes are not seen as mindless objects, but they are instead attributed a different kind of mind."
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Everything in the illusion of Time anyone can, ever appear to say has, already been said in Karmic Unified Plural lifetimes alchemy inside Golden Holo Glow True-forgiveness Spiritual Sovereign Delight Bonding Communion.
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you ONENESS Spirit Conscience, absolute unborn infinity, Crystalline Christ-Light Indigo Inner Net Kind Affinity for creating us in ONENESS Spirit Conscience, for filling our lifetimes with the pure white Light of Holy Spirit, the silver-violet flame of Saint Germaine, and the Golden Ray Christ-light Mosaic telepathically interconnecting all Sentient Light Beings, and for the guidance and protection to switch my allegiance from creatures of creation, to Creative Intelligent Immortal Love Flux-flowing absolute Spiritual Brill...
Newly released text messages between controversial anti-Trump FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reveal several leaks of confidential information to Wall St. Journal reporter, Devlin Barrett, who is now with the Washington Post. Following the release of the timestamped texts by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Conservative Treehouse compared the timing of the messages between the agents and tied them to several instances of Barrett breaking news or confirming rumors based on "sources" within the government.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of an algorithm which monitors patients vitals to help predict sudden death from heart attacks or respiratory failure. The algorithm, named the Wave Clinical Platform, was developed by medical technology company ExcelMedical.
The platform senses subtle changes in vitals and sends alerts up to six hours before a potentially lethal event could occur. The algorithm monitors patients continuously, a feat that is frankly impossible for human medical professionals to realistically accomplish. Resources in the healthcare industry are stretched thin, especially where staffing is concerned. Speaking to Digital Trends, ExcelMedicals Chief Strategy Officer Mary Baum said, We do not have enough physicians or nurses, and we have an aging population who are sicker and who need more resources and services.
Dr. Jordan Peterson is one of the great intellectual truth speakers of our time. A true internet superstar speaking out against the poisons of marxism, social engineering and identity politics, Peterson received a ton of coverage after he dismantled Channel 4's Cathy Newman with logic and kindness. Professor Peterson stunned and stumped Channel 4's Cathy Newman by making an uncomfortable observation about the Left's insistence to modify and censor speech for the sake of one's feelings. Tucker Carlson and Dr. Jordan Peterson, one-on-one. Well worth watching...
Via: Newsweek: Three U.S. siblings found dead in Mexico in 2014 were executed by Mexican marines and a border mayors paramilitary security team, the countrys National Human Rights Commission said Thursday. Erica Alvarado Salinas, 26, Alex Alvarado, 22, and Jose Angel Alvarado, 21, all American citizens, disappeared on October 13, 2014, while visiting their father 
In comparison to the known cosmos, we humans and the planet we inhabit are tiny. Like, miniscule. It is for this reason we marvel at the vastness of the universe and all that has yet to be explored.
For those who are enamored by this shared physical reality, you may find delight in the following illustrated logarithmic scale conception of what the observable Universe looks like complete with the solar system at its center.
Science Alert reports, Encircling the Solar System are the inner and outer planets, Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Centauri star, Perseus Arm, Milky Way galaxy, Andromeda galaxy, other nearby galaxies, the cosmic web, cosmic microwave radiation,...
The Syrian Democratic Forces have downed a Turkish helicopter in the Syrian city of Afrin, an SDF representative told Sputnik Saturday. Earlier this day, the SDF reported that the group's militia had downed two Turkish reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the village of Adama, northern Syria. The group also engaged in skirmishes with a Turkish convoy in the Chia district of Afrin and with Turkish forces, supported by the Free Syrian Army, in Qastal Ma'af.
Logic: the student's edge, the
by Jon Rappoport
Note: This article stems from my Logic and Analysis course, which is part of my collection, The Matrix Revealed; and also from a long audio presentation, Analyzing Information in the Age of Disinformation, which is part of my collection, Power Outside the Matrix.
Twenty-four-hundred years ago, in ancient Greece, something unprecedented happened.
Three men changed the course of the world by introducing the discipline of logic: Socrates, Plato, and finally, Arisotle, who codified the principles of reasoning in The Organon.
Since then, all the way up the present day, mathematicians and philosophers have added to that store of knowledge, through intensive research.
In many countries, logic used to be an integral part of secondary education. It was often presented as a series of fallacies or errors one needed to avoid while thinking through a problem or assessing an argument.
Now, however, like the dinosaur, it has disappeared.
Why has it vanished from secondary-school curricula? Perhaps for the same reason fewer and fewer students study Latin or Greek. Logic is deemed irrelevant. It's "old-fashioned."
We used to understand the formal meaning of the word "argument." It was a presentation in which the speaker or writer aimed to move from a first set of ideas, along a specific, path, to a conclusion. In order to understand and evaluate an argument, one had to be able to spot departures from the rules of logic. More basically, one had to be able to follow the course of reasoning, like a stream, and not lose the way.
Today's students are generally lacking in that tracking ability. They often don't even realize an argument is being made. Rather, they read a chapter in a book and pick and choose what they feel are the most interesting bits of information. They drift; they founder.
Using a method known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai have successfully cloned monkeys.
Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are a pair of identical long-tailed macaques that were recently born in China. However, they are not your average set of twins, instead they are the product of a groundbreaking experiment. They were born two weeks apart and are both clones of the same donor culture of fetal monkey cells.
It is important to note that (technically) this is not the first time that monkeys have been cloned. In 1999, researchers cloned a rhesus macaque by splitting a macaque embryo into multiple parts. However, this is the first time that the SCNT method has been used to clone primates.
We tried several different methods but only one worked, Qiang Sun, senior author of the study and Director of the Nonhuman Primate Research Facility at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience, says. There was much failure before we found a way to successfully clone a monkey. He added: You can produce cloned monkeys with the same genetic background except the gene you manipulated. This will generate real models not just for genetically based brain diseases, but also cancer, immune or metabolic disorders, and allow us to test the efficacy of the drugs for...
Amidst all the hullaballoo in U.S. media over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections and ongoing threats to American democracy, the broad public may be forgiven for not noticing that the U.S.A. is day by day massively interfering in the Russian presidential campaign with a view to turning elites and the electorate against the front-runner, Vladimir Putin, and at the same time at discrediting the entire process. Foreign attacks on Russia have been business as usual for a good 1000 years - they're used to it, and not intimidated in the least These are not allegations: they are verifiable facts that can be spotted in the daily news, but they go unobserved because they appear separately, each with its own separate plausible explanation, and the media never connect the dots.
Imagine a class where there are no scripted lessons, children are allowed to have fun, giggle and even daydream from time to time.
Finland are known for their repeated success in national education rankings, their approach to schooling is radical and features a number of practices not widely used in the UK or US. Children start formal education at age 7, there are short school hours, light homework and no exams.
There is a lot of variety in learning situations, Reino, Tapaninen, chief architect at the National Agency for Education said. Teachers can decide at the beginning of the month or week, or even at the beginning of the school day, how they want to work.
Kastelli School and Community Centre located in Oulu, Finland, is one of 100 schools that have decided to take it one step further. They have adopted the flexible mindset that open learning spaces are better than walled-off classrooms. As a result, the school incorporates an open plan model, mixing students of different ages and cross-teaching subjects. The schools interior features long hallways, soft chairs, big cushions, moveable walls and partitions for private discussions.
Reino Tapaninen, chief architect at the National Agency for Education said: Weve given up the old type of school desk and chair and have a real diversit...
The US told Ankara it will not deliver any more weapons to the Syrian Kurdish PYD/YPG fighters, Turkish media report. The news comes as the Turkish operation 'Olive Branch' in northern Syria has entered its eighth day. Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster held a phone call on Friday evening, Anadolu news agency said. McMaster confirmed that Washington would no longer provide weapons to fighters of the Kurdish People's Protection units (YPG) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD). Later on Saturday Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Washington should immediately withdraw from northern Syria's Manbij region, located some 100 km from Afrin. Speaking to reporters, the top official said that the US should take steps to end its support of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia.
They ought to try to convince the test subjects that jet fuel can melt steel. Via: Newsweek: The God helmet is an odd-looking psychology tool that can evoke mystical experiences in wearers akin to religious visionsdespite being nothing more than an elaborate hat. The helmet is purely a placebo and new research shows that self-proclaimed 
Vladimir Putin was first elected as Russian President in 2000. Here's how the Russian economy has transformed in the intervening years by numbers.
(GV) As a midwife, Petrona Villasboa has helped bring more than 200 children into the world alive and well, but when her own son Silvino Talavera was poisoned, she could not save his life.
In spite of this, Villasboa has dedicated herself to the fight against Paraguays powerful soy producers, responsible for the use of the deadly agrochemicals that killed her son. In 2004, she brought the first-ever conviction against two soy producers, in a case which proved that the cause of her sons death was the indiscriminate use of agrochemicals. Had it not been for these producers pesticides, Silvino would be 26 years old today.
At the age of 11, Silvino was already working the land for the Pirapey soy production company in the district of Edelira, within the department of Itapa in southern Paraguay, alongside his older brothers and his father, Juan Talavera.
On January 2, 2003, Silvino was riding home on his bicycle with his cousin, Gabriel Villasboa, having gone shopping to get lunch. Along the dusty road in the scorching heat, they saw soy producer Hermann Schlender on his tractor, spraying crops along the road. Gabriel waited until the tractor passed, but Silvino started pedaling fast and could not escape the fumigation blasts, which completely soaked his clothes and bag of food.
When Silvino arrived home, he handed the shopping bag to his sister Sofa, then 12 years old, and went to bathe in the Pirayui stream that borders the Villasboas ranch, located at the end of a very steep slope. Their mother was washing clothes there, but Silvino didnt mention the incident, only saying that his eyes suddenly began to itch. Later, he lay down in bed and did not get up to eat. By the afternoon, his situation worsened with vomiting and diarrhea.
Alarmed, Villasboa noticed that her other children were suffering from similar symptoms, and after a while, she too began to feel ill. She prepared a herbal infusion drink with jaguarete kaa (a medicinal plant) and mandarin leaf, and administered it to everyone. But her two-year-old daughter, Patricia, started feeling worse. Villasboa took her to the nearest hospital in the town of Mara Auxiliadora. The hospital lacked equipment and specialists, so they all went to the Hohenau neighborhood, located 60 kilometers from Pirapey. Patricia (who was hospitalized until January 5) and Silvino both stayed in Hohenau, while Villasboas other sons and daughters were treated at home with medication for fever and vomiting.
Silvinos body was paralyzed and bruised. In tears, Villasboa wip...
January 28th, 2018 By Lissa Rankin Guest writer for Wake Up World Many of us are well versed in tolerating pain. Especially in spiritual circles, we may even gravitate toward painful, uncomfortable situations, experiencing them for all the soul growth we can tolerate and being grateful for the discomfort. But we can get out of balance this 
In late December 2017, Kadyrov's Facebook and Instagram pages were disabled The Russian watchdog Roskomnadzor has sent an additional inquiry to the Facebook management, asking to clarify reasons behind the blocking of Chechen head Ramzan Kadyrov's accounts on Facebook and Instagram, because the answer to the first inquiry did not provide an insight into this issue, Roskomnadzor deputy head Vadim Subbotin told reporters on Thursday. In late December 2017, Kadyrov's Facebook and Instagram pages were disabled. Later Roskomnadzor sent an inquiry to the Facebook management on the reasons for blocking Kadyrov's accounts. The Facebook press service explained that the accounts had been blocked because Kadyrov had been put on the US sanctions list.
Robert David Steele, former CIA spy specializing in counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and cyber-espionage, recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, will be in Japan 15-22 February as a guest of Benjamin Fulford. Steele, who is also a top reviewer for non-fiction reading in 98 categories with over 2,500 published reviews, is the foremost published critic of US secret intelligence and US financial, military, and food & drug crimes against humanity. He is the father of the modern Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) discipline, the primary proponent for Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE), and in the process of collecting key minds to build the post-Western, post-Google Internet. A prolific author with many books on intelligence honored by legislators and international intelligence leaders, he has personally lectured over 7,500 mid-career intelligence officers and his videos have reached millions. He would be glad to be of service while visiting Japan, to any organization desiring to host him. Learn more about him at http://robertdavidsteele.com.
If you worked for a federal agency that was killing people at the rate of 100,000 a year, every year, like clockwork, and if you knew it, wouldnt you feel compelled to say or do something about it?
Lets shift the venue and ask the same question. If you were a medical reporter for a major media outlet in the US, and you knew the above fact, wouldnt you make it a priority to say something, write something, do something?
Im talking about people like Sanjay Gupta (CNN, CBS), Gina Kolata (NY Times), Tim Johnson (ABC News), and Thomas Maugh II (LA Times).
Since the Department of Homeland Security is working its way into every nook and corner of American life, hyper-extending its mandate to protect all of us from everything, why shouldnt the DHS investigate the FDA as a terrorist organization?
If it seems like the number of complaints from your female friends about not being able to find a man is growing, we may finally know why. Somewhere between 1979 and 2008, Americans decided it was much less worth it to get hitched: the share of 25- to 39-year-old women who were currently married fell 10 percent among those with college degrees, 15 percent for those with some college, and a full 20 percent for women with a high-school education or less. This great American marriage decline -- a drop from 72 percent of U.S. adults being wed in 1960 to half in 2014 -- is usually chalked up to gains in women's rights, the normalization of divorce, and the like. But it also a lot to do with men. Namely, economic forces are making them less appealing partners, and it ties into everything from China to opioids. Comment: Wait, so you're saying they're gold-diggers? The most revealing data comes from University of Zurich economist David Dorn. In a 2017 paper with an ominous title ("When Work Disappears: Manufacturing Decline and the Falling Marriage-Market Value of Men"), Dorn and his colleagues crunched the numbers from 1990 to 2014. They found that employability and marriageability are deeply intertwined.
An investigation has been launched to find out whether the campaign of US President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election, an allegation dismissed both by Moscow and Washington. Trump says he is willing to talk to Special Counsel Robert Mueller who is tasked with investigating Moscow's alleged meddling in the US election "under oath". Press TV has talked to Brian Becker, member of the ANSWER Coalition, as well as James Jatras, former US Senate foreign policy analyst, to get their opinion on this issue. Becker believes the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election is a "politicized" attempt by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in order to bring down Donald Trump.
The Intercept, 24 January 2018
Robert David STEELE Vivas
ROBERT STEELE: Bill Binney and I have agreed that 70% of the NSA budget can be eliminated immediately. NSA does not have a legislative charter, the President can shut it down and move the surviving 30% to CIA with an Executive Order.
I strongly support both the restoration of integrity and intelligence to CIA and the use of signals intelligence to provide direct daily tactical support to clandestine operations overseas and counterintelligence operations at home (not actually done, a few politicized incidences aside).
It merits comment that buried in the NSAs database (99% of which has not been processed) are evidentiary materials that would be helpful to the President in re-possessing the $21 trillion stolen from the public via Pentagon what Jeff St. Claire has called Grand Theft Pentagon.
The Republicans' delay in releasing the summary of the House Intelligence Committee's Russiagate investigation is giving weight to the presstitutes' claim that the report is not being released, because it is a hack attempt at a Trump coverup that is not believable. Only Republicans are stupid enough to put themselves in such a situation. Readers ask me why the summary memo is not released if it is real. There must be some reasons besides the stupidity of Republicans. Yes, that is so. Among the many reasons that might be blocking release are: 1) Republicans are very national security conscious. They don't want to provide precedents for the release of classified information.
An Illinois judge denied a transgender student's request Thursday to change clothes with female students in the girls' locker room at a public high school. The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which represents Nova Maday, a biologically male student at Palatine's Township High School District 211, had petitioned a trial court last year, arguing the student should be treated like other females and not be forced to change clothes behind a curtain. But on Thursday, Judge Thomas Allen rejected the request, leaving the ACLU to consult with its client on how to move forward with the case.
Recent revelations of "inadvertent" deletions of electronic data at the FBI and NSA relating to alleged felonies are being described as a "foul-up," but the intelligence agencies' track record suggests a possibly more nefarious explanation, explains Ray McGovern in this op-ed. We learned in recent days that the FBI and the National Security Agency "inadvertently" deleted electronic messages relating to reported felonies, but one noxious reality persists: No one in the FBI or NSA is likely to be held to account for these "mistakes." It is a 70 year-old tradition. Today's lack of accountability is enabled by (1) corruption at the top of intelligence agencies; (2) the convenient secrecy behind which their leaders hide; (3) bureaucratic indignities and structural flaws in the system; (4) the indulgence/complicity of most of the "mainstream media;" and (5) the eunuchs leading the Congressional "oversight" committees, who - history shows - can be bullied by threats, including blackmail, a la former longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
Czech President Milos Zeman adamantly refuses to obey the European Union immigration quotas, even in the face of EU lawsuits. As for the widely bruited charge that he is pro-Russian: In 1968, this writer, a former classmate of Zeman's in the Prague School of Economics, together defended the Prague reforms before hostile academic audiences in Leningrad and Moscow just weeks before the Soviet invasion. Expelled from the Communist Party, for his opposition to the Soviets, Zeman was also thrice in two decades fired from his job. In contrast, his opponent in the run-off, Jiri Drahos, repeatedly traveled to West under the watchful supervision of the Czech secret police. Zeman's defeat would deprive Europe of a powerful voice against anti-Semitism and Islamo-fascism. Drahos, an inexperienced leader, is more likely to be malleable to Brussels's demands on accepting quotas on Muslim immigration. The result of the Czech vote will reverberate through Europe. Consequently, Zeman's reelection is in America's national interest. The significance of the upcoming run-off of the presidential election in Czech Republic is largely underestimated in Washington. But its prevalent view of it as a not too significant event in a small European country is dead wrong. Contenders include the sitting President, outspoken and politically incorrect Milos Zeman, who garnered 39% of the vote in the first of a two-phase election. His rival is chemist Jiri Drahos, the correct, low key, former president of the Czech Academy of Sciences, who won 27%. A tight race is expected in the January 26-27 vote.
Agrawals bidet company has taken it upon itself to declare 2018 The Year of the Assholeand threw a butt-theme party to celebrate.
Im an asshole! Who are you?
Having closed the coal mines, shut most of our coal-fired power stations, and having neglected to build more nuclear power stations, all the while erecting wind turbines that produce enough electricity each day to boil a kettle, I see that the British Government has come up with a novel way of dealing with the power cuts that are likely to hit us. You might think it would be left to the Energy Secretary to reveal the new plan of how we are to cope during the blackouts, but strangely the role appears to have been passed to the Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson.
A large sinkhole opened up in a field in Belgium at the weekend, possibly the result underground tunnels dug more than 100 years ago during WWI. The sinkhole, which measures five metres across, was found in a muddy field in Ypres, where three of the bloodiest battles of WWI were fought in 1914,1915 and 1917. According to the filmer, networks of hidden tunnels and trenches still exist in this area and may have caused the ground to give way here, creating the sinkhole.
Via: The Drive: The years first iteration of the USAFs premier set of aerial war games, known commonly as Red Flag, is kicking off today at Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas, but this exercise will be different than any in the past. Not only is it the largest of its kind 
Several Odessa universities have canceled all classes until March 26 due to the inability to pay to heat the classrooms. This is reported by the local portal 048.ua. Update January 17: Kiev's major university has done the same, and for the same reason: Kiev University. Classes are canceled, in particular, in Odessa National University (ONU) named for Mechnikov, Odessa Law Academy, and Academy of Food Technologies. Teachers at ONU also reported that since January 1, 2018, new standards for lighting in the auditoriums have come into force, which the universities are also unable to fulfill due to lack of funds.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to be interviewed under oath by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. "I'm looking forward to it, actually," Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said of an interview with Mueller. "I would do it under oath." Trump long time advisor Roger Stone believes that a testimony to Robert Mueller is nothing more that a "perjury trap" for Trump. Stone discusses the dangers Trump faces if he does move forward with an under oath interview by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
She hates the EU, cheered Brexit, supports Trump - and believes Finland needs her brand of populism. Of the eight contenders to be Finland's next president, none stand out quite like Laura Huhtasaari. The candidate of the far-right Finns Party is an outlier in both style and substance. She won't win Sunday's presidential election but she's using her time in the spotlight to push her party's anti-immigrant, anti-establishment message. She hates the European Union, cheered Brexit and supports Donald Trump - and believes Finland is more than ready for her brand of populism.
"We cannot hide the fact that the European left has a clear agenda. They are supportive to migration. They actually import future leftist voters to Europe hiding behind humanism. It is an old trick but I do not understand why we have to accept it. They consider registration and protection of borders bureaucratic, nationalist and against human rights. They have a dream about the politically constructed world society without religious traditions, without borders, without nations. They attack core values of our European identity: family, nation, subsidiarity and responsibility. [...] We have a heartfelt compassion for the people who left their homes. They are victims of the bad governance of their own countries. They are victims of bad international political decisions. And they are victims of our bad European policy as well which raises expectations that are impossible to be fulfilled. They are obviously victims of the human traffickers. But considering them victims must not turn ourselves into being victims. Just because we do not consider them enemies we must not act against ourselves. Our moral responsibility is to give back these people their homes and their countries. It cant be our objective to provide them with a new European life. Right to human dignity and security are basic rights. But neither the German, Austrian nor the Hungarian way of life is a basic right of all people on the Earth. " (Speech of Viktor Orbn at the EPP Congress in Madrid, on the 22nd of October in 2015 - more than ever, relevant today.)
Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen, President, dear Delegates,
I would like to congratulate to Partido Popular and to the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy for the outstanding performance of their government. Today I would like to speak about the migration crisis. This issue will determine the future of our political family. We are in a deep trouble. The migration crisis is able to destabilize governments, countries and the whole European continent. We need a strong and clear-cut answer, timetable and action plan of EPP. The Hungarian delegates welcome the resolution of the congress, declaring that the Spanish approach is the right one.
This 27 January 2018 video from the USA says about itself:
From daily The Guardian in Britain today:
Officials sign deal with Boeing to replace two food chilling systems
This video from the USA says about itself:
Report: Dozens of women claim Billionaire Steve Wynn demonstrated a pattern of sexual misconduct
26 January 2018
The casino mogul and Republican National Committee Finance chairman is accused of pressuring employees to perform sex acts.
From the New York Times in the USA:
By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN, TIFFANY HSU and KENNETH P. VOGEL
JAN. 26, 2018
Stephen Wynns perch at the top of the casino industry was badly shaken on Friday following the disclosure of allegations that he engaged in a long pattern of sexual misconduct with employees of his casinos.
A detailed investigative report in The Wall Street Journal portrayed Mr. Wynn, a billionaire casino magnate and prominent political donor, as a man who frequently demanded naked massages from female employees, sometimes pressuring them for sex and to masturbate him. The newspaper said that the activity had gone on for decades and that some female employees had complained to supervisors about Mr. Wynns behavior.
Some of the women told The Journal that they had tried to avoid having to give Mr. Wynn massages by hiding in bathrooms, or entering fake appointments in record logs to make it look as if some of their colleagues were busy. The newspaper relied on court records and interviews with dozens of people who worked at his casinos.
Mr. Wynn, chairman and chief executive of...
This flyer, around 5,000 copies of which were distributed around Dallas in the days before President Kennedy's November 22, 1963 visit, accused Kennedy of a range of offenses, from being "lax" on Communism, to "appointing anti-Christians to Federal office," to lying to the American people about his personal life. General Edwin A. Walker, a Texan who served in World War II and the Korean War, had resigned his Army post in 1961 after a Kennedy-ordered investigation found that he had violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity on the job, by distributing John Birch Society literature to his troops. Walker moved to Dallas and became a leader of right-wing activity in the city (more on the full range of that activity here). The ex-General led resistance to James Meredith's 1962 enrollment at the University of Mississippi and unsuccessfully ran for the position of Texas governor.
To avoid regulation, Silicon Valley companies may need to find an alternative to engagement time as a key measurement of their products success.
Tech companies put a lot of work into designing their products to be sticky. Thats investor deck speak, but everyone knows what sticky really means: addictive.
From Virginia Tech in the USA:
Entomologist discovers millipede that comes in more color combinations than any other
January 26, 2018
The new millipede that Paul Marek discovered is as pretty as it is dangerous.
Apheloria polychroma, as the millipede is known, also has an enviable trait in the animal world its covered in cyanide, ensuring any bird that snacks on the colorful but lethal invertebrate wont do it a second time. Lots of other millipedes that dont have as much toxic defense mimic Apheloria polychromas coloring in hopes of avoiding becoming another link in the food chain.
This is the 10th species that Marek, an assistant professor in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Entomology, has discovered and named in recent years. Apheloria polychroma was named for its rainbow of colors and was described by Marek; Jackson Means, a graduate student from Keswick, Virginia; and Derek Hennen, a graduate student from Little Hocking, Ohio. Marek runs the only millipede lab in the United States.
The floods in the French capital Paris are getting all the headlines, but the rising waters in France's second city, Lyon, are also causing concern. The Saone and Rhone rivers meet in the city, and have broken their banks in the past, most recently in 2003 when the road by the Saone was cut and homes flooded just north of the city. "I spent all my childhood on the riverside and I rarely saw floods like this, it's pretty impressive," said one man. "For the Saone, it's been years since we saw it in flood. In general, every winter it is in flood, but the situation is exceptional this year for the Rhne because it is not often that it is in flood. The meeting of the two rivers - confluence - is catastrophic," said one woman. The lower levels of public car parks closest to the river banks were evacuated and closed, exacerbating the already difficult parking in the city. Some private garages were preparing to pump out water if needed. "The car parks are completely flooded and you feel the lack of spaces in the city center," said one frustrated motorist.
Because there has been a malicious disinformation effort to convince doctors, nurses and the public that vaccines given to children dont contain mercury, Im posting this letter from the State of California Health and Human Services Agency as proof that mercury is still injected into children via vaccines. Read More
This video from London, England says about itself:
22 February 2017
A short snapshot of my very first protest organised by the Stop Trump Coalition and One Day Without US. As well as, an unboxing of my Trump Cushion. Always a sucker for a novelty item, especially one for such a great initiative.
By Peter Lazenby in Britain:
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Donald Trump: Orange monster threatens Britain
Demonstrations are already being planned by the broad-based Stop Trump Coalition, which involves more than 40 campaigning organisations, a dozen MPs, the TUC, 13 individual trade unions, academics, journalists and others.
Campaigners will be organising protests months in advance to maximise pressure on the government to withdraw the invite.
Global Justice Now director Nick Dearden, whose group is part of the Stop Trump campaign, said: The most divisive and dangerous US president of modern times has once again threatened to come to Britain following an embarrassing press conference with Theresa May.
The Stop Trump Coalition has already put Trump off coming to London twice and we look forward to making it third time unlucky.
If he does come, make no mistake, there will be massive demonstrations and protests to show exactly how we feel about this US president and to give voice to those whom he has attacked and demeaned.
He noted that the Prime Ministers invitation to Mr Trump to visit shortly aft......
January 18th, 2018 marked the 75th anniversary of the breaking of the Siege of Leningrad in World War II. The Nazi German forces held the city captive for 872 days, without letting through food supplies and bombardment overhead. More than one million residents either starved to death or died while defending the city. President Vladimir Putin's father was wounded at Nevsky Piatochok, where in face of Nazi aggression, the average survival time of Soviet soldiers was from 3 seconds to 58 seconds - leading to the world's largest mass grave burial sites at Peskaryevskoe Cemetery.
I was eagerly looking to see what Ziad Doueiri has to say on Kalamennas last Thursday after his movie got nominated to the Oscars, which is a first for Lebanon. I was also intrigued to see what Doueiris opponents had to say about his nomination and boycotting and banning movies, and after Marcel Ghanem ended the episode, all I can say is that we seem to be moving backwards at an alarming speed in this country.
What Ive learned from that episode and recent events is that the real problem is far from being a political one or even a sectarian one, and that restrictions on freedom of expressions are tightening even more in Lebanon. Whether Ziad Doueiris movies or The Post should be allowed in Lebanon is not about fighting or boycotting Israel, and this inconsistency over the years in censorships and boycott campaigns speaks volumes of the intentions behind them.
What Ive learned is that theres a major cultural clash taking place in Lebanon, between those who wish to impose his ideas on others, and who dont remind sorting to violence or abusing their powers under any circumstances, and those who dont believe in violence as a whole and are desperately trying to inject some common sense into others.
What Ive learned is that cultural terrorism and bullying are on the rise in Lebanon, and that fear is discouraging a lot of people from voicing anger and frustration or even joking about some issues.
What weve learned is that banning a movie in Lebanon only harms Lebanese and that all profits from screening the movie in Lebanon ONLY go to Lebanese distributors and theaters and the Lebanese government.
What Ive learned is that its ok to have a pirated DVD on TV and throw rocks at a potentially Oscar-winning director inside a renowned university. What Ive learned is that people dont seem to understand the difference between a boycott and a ban or censorship, and that some journalists commenting on banning movies are clueless about the movie industry as a whole.
What Ive learned is that our biggest problem is the unwillingness to even listen to others, or have a constructive talk instead of fighting and yelling at each others. Theres nothing wrong in being divided over a certain topic, but this ongoing bullying and name-calling will only make things worse.
What Ive learned is that in 2018, were still debating whether movies and plays should be banned or not, whether Lebanese mothers should grant citizenship to their children or not, whether garbage should be burned or buried in the sea, whether its ok to beat up protesters and arrest them over slogans & FB posts or not, whether were allowed to make jokes on politicians and foreign countries or not....
Now installed in all 32 NFL teams locker rooms, HPs FitStation technology helps players find the best cleat models for their feet in a few seconds.
Consider the NFL players shoe. Aside from being a sponsorship opportunity, the lowly cleat is the players contact with the ground, a safeguard that can help to absorb the incredible force these giant men create when they run, or a dangerous vulnerability that can fail, leading to all kinds of injuries.
On January 26, a document containing a political plan presented by the US, Saudi Arabia, France, Jordan and the UK to the UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura was leaked, according to Reuters and the Lebanese Mayadeen TV. The plan contained what the five countries called a "practical approach" to a "slow" political process in Syria. In the plan, the five countries called for a UN-supervised election for the -Syrians inside and outside the country and for radical changes in the Syrian constitution including stripping the Syrian presidency from most, if not all, of its powers. The five countries also suggested stripping the Syrian government from many of its powers and creating two parliaments that will have limited powers. This will leave most of the state's establishments under the control of the local authorities in a decentralized political system.
Extreme weather disrupts flights and train services, with several road accidents during rush hour Shanghai residents are revelling in rare snow, but the extreme weather has disrupted flights and trains in the region and the city also saw a series of traffic accidents during rush hour on Friday. Many people braved the cold to enjoy the novelty of snow blanketing downtown Shanghai, which has not seen significant snowfall for a decade. In the city's central area, the snow was 4cm deep, while in the suburbs it was 5cm to 10cm. Zhao Fang, an office manager and mother of a preschooler, said she took the day off work and gave her son the day off school on Friday to fully enjoy the snow. "We don't want to miss this rare opportunity to play in the snow," she said. "Who knows how many more years it will be before snow will fall again in Shanghai." Photos shared online by thrilled residents showed people frolicking in the snow, leaving messages on snow-covered cars, making snow angels and building snowmen. But dozens of parks were closed for safety reasons until the snow was cleared, local news website Xinmin.cn reported.
In a transparent attempt at retaliation against Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, a government watchdog group has filed an ethics complaint against the congressman over alleged leaks of confidential information to the media.
The complaint was filed by the Campaign for Accountability, a group that is literally entirely composed of obvious Democratic operatives but one that has laughably been labeled nonpartisan in multiple fake news reports that have acted as if the ethics complaint has credibility when it reality it is nothing more than a direct attack on Nunes for investigating and then exposing Fusion GPS.
An article published by the liberal Huffington Post, and then republished on the highly popular Yahoo homepage, not only claims the group is nonpartisan, it also accidentally admits that the ethics complaint was actually filed over anger that Fusion GPS has been exposed as nothing more than Democratic operatives who paid a former spy to obtain false info, from Russian sources, about Donald Trump.
The complaint, filed by the nonpartisan Campaign for Accountability, calls on the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Nunes or committee staff leaked closed-door testimony of the head of the company that produced the bombshell dossier of Russian information on Donald Trump.
Parts of the confidential testimony apparently were selectively leaked to discredit Fusion GPS and to retaliate against Fusion for its role in investigating Trump and his campaigns ties to Russia, according to the complaint. It alleges the leak further aimed to deter the firm from engaging in any continued investigation.
The Campaign for Accountability complaint also says Nunes or his staff improperly obtained information about the identity of Fusions bank from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Nunes subsequently issued a subpoena for bank records without anyones approval and likely leaked the banks identity to the press, the complaint says. Nunes recused himself from the House Russian probe in April after officials revealed he was under investigation for possible leaks.
Nunes went after the banks records in an attempt to identify who had hired Fusion for the dossier, the complaint says. Fusion GPS was paid during the GOP primaries by the conservative website Washington Free...
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell takes us on a breath-taking ride through ancient sites, secret and advanced technologies, and explore the topological metaphors behind the physics of the "pyramid peoples." As always, with Farrell and contributing author de Hart, painstaking research leads to fresh and astonishing conclusions.
Consider the possibility that there is an alchemical cosmology in very ancient stone monuments, and that this is connected to the Mayans, their myths, and the mysterious machined ruins of Pumu Punkhu. Consider the possibility that an ancient and hidden elite laid out an entire global construction grid, and then built it over millennia. Also consider that the "elite" behind this alchemical agenda disguised an advanced science within religious myths and concealed a highly sophisticated physics. Finally, consider that when the first hydrogen bombs were tested, they might have tapped into the unknown sources of energy from that grid ... with runaway results!
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A new conflict unfolding in northern Syria has gripped the attention of the world, with some fearing it could turn into a broader confrontation in a country still plagued by war. These are the key points you need to know. Battleground Afrin is in northwest Syria, some 57km north from the city of Aleppo and around 30km from the Turkish border. The Afrin region has been something of a Kurdish enclave in an area separated from other Kurdish-held Syrian territories to the east by land controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
Via: National Post: Toronto police say a six-week examination of an enormous amount of evidence leads them to believe billionaire pharmaceutical giant Barry Sherman and his philanthropist wife Honey Sherman were the targeted victims of a double murder. Barry Sherman, 75, who founded the generic drug manufacturing giant Apotex, and Honey Sherman, 70, were found 
Via: Reuters: The worst tanker oil spill in decades is unfolding across hundreds of miles of the East China Sea after an Iranian oil tanker carrying more than 100,000 tonnes of toxic oil collided with a freighter and exploded, killing all 32 crew onboard. The ship burned, spewing its cargo, for more than a week 
We all know our zodiac signs can tell us some pretty interesting things, but I am sure no one has ever been able to do this. Your zodiac Valentines day horoscope is going to be something you might struggle to forget.
Below you will find a list of zodiac signs. Take a look and find your own or your partners, the lunar eclipse energy has us all kinds of upside down but in a good way. As individuals we all want different things out of life, this list will consist of things your Valentines zodiac is pushing you to go ahead and get.
Now, dont get me wrong, I could load this list down with actual gifts and be quite specific, but I am not going to do that. While I will give you a general idea, if you are using this to pick something for your significant other you need to remember that the best gifts come from the heart.
A night of pampering, no seriously Aries love to be pampered. This is one of the best things you could get or give. The Aries overworks most of the time and so anything that would be relaxing is a wonderful idea.
Flowers and chocolate, yes, the Taurus is a hopeless traditional romantic. He or she loves things like this. All of the smallest gestures make the biggest impact on the Taurus.
A dinner date and a stuffed animal, Geminis tend to love stuffed animals and when it comes to going out you cannot go wrong. Pick the Geminis favorite place and have at it. He or she will make it a night to remember no matter where you two end up.
Romantic dinner at home, Cancers love spending time with those who matter to them. If you are a Cancer you know that the idea of your significant other planning a meal and preparing it for you makes your heart flutter. You love being thought of in ways like this.
Now, with the Leo things can be a bit complicated. The Leo loves extravagant gifts but is also not as picky as he or she seems. If you are a Leo chances are youve already been dropping hints as to what you want. That being said, even if you dont get that new car or diamond ring you will still be happy, just not as happy.
Virgos dont want anyone buying them anything. They want to shower their partner with gifts but dont want anything in return. The best thing you can give a Virgo is something he or she can use in their everyday life. I know this is a broad spectrum but that is all I have on them. They are odd, I can tell you that much.
The Libra would love a massage whether he or she will admit it or not. This could be a fancy massage or even one you do yourself. Spending a little time in an intimate setting with the...
Headaches are something we all experience at some point or another. For some, they may be mild and others extreme, I am someone who gets headaches frequently and they can be almost crippling.
There are tons and tons of different ways to try and get rid of a headache. Some of these methods work for different people. For me, there are a few things that help but a lot of the things that usually help other people do nothing for me. When I am experiencing a bad headache my number one go-to method of getting rid of it is acupressure.
You see, because I have dealt with this kind of thing for so long I can tell when I am getting a headache and nip it in the butt before it gets bad. Soaking in the bath and pressing on these pressure points is something I find to be quite relaxing but you dont have to be in the bath for them to work. Below I will go over some of the best points to work with in regards to relieving headaches of all kinds.
This point is located in the groove formed by the tendons of the fourth and fifth finger, behind the knuckles. This area can relieve temporal headaches as well as shoulder pain and neck tension. See it demonstrated below.
This point is located most commonly by pinching the shoulder muscle with your thumb and middle finger. It is commonly used for stress headaches and can bring about relief like nothing else. This is one of my favorite points to activate. See demonstration below.
This point is located on the hand it can be found in-between the thumb and index finger. basically where they meet at the webbing between the two. This point can relieve headaches as well as toothaches. See demonstration below.
This point is where you would expect your third eye to be. It is located on the forehead in-between the eyebrows. See demonstration below.
Sure, we know there is going to be a Super Blue Blood Moon, but who is going to be able to see it the best? Will there be places that are unable to see it? These are questions we need to be answered.
Well, those in places like Alaska and Hawaii will have the best views of this event, but even those in the western part of North America will see plenty as well. We are very close to this celestial event and because it is such a rare one it is something we should all take the time to enjoy.
Now, if you are on the East Coast you wont be able to see the event completely but you will get a good view of most of it. People in the Central Time Zone will be able to see it in general but wont be able to see the lunar eclipse part of this event because it will begin just as the moon sets for the Central and Eastern time zones. Sure, they will catch a glimpse of it, but they wont see totality because once the sun rises the moon sets.
All those on the West Coast will have to do is get up extremely early before 4 a.m. and look up to the western sky. They will see the moon, which will dim as it passes into the Earths shadow, Petro said.
The sky will then get dark, and once the moon is completely submerged in the earths shadow, it will turn into a beautiful red color, he added.
Gabriel Biderman, a professional nighttime photographer and founder of photography group National Parks at Night, suggests that people find out exactly when the moon is rising and setting in their location to determine the perfect time to go out and see the lunar eclipse.
In San Francisco, for example, the partial eclipse will begin at 3:48 a.m. and go into total eclipse from 4:51 a.m. to 6:07 a.m., according to NASA.
The farther east you go, the less youll be able to see. In Chicago, the total lunar eclipse begins at 6:51 a.m. and the maximum eclipse is visible at 6:56 a.m. The moon will then set at 7:03 a.m. and the lunar eclipse will no longer be visible.
Unlike the total solar eclipsed that occurred in August 2017, the total lunar eclipse will be safe to view with the naked eye. It will also last for more an hour, while the totality of darkness from the solar eclipse was fleeting less than three minutes.
Those on the East Coast should go out to see the super blue moon on Tuesday, the night before the t...
Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of
Jan. 27 2018
Compiled 12:01 am EDT 27 Jan. 2018 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com
Source: Dinar Chronicles
Judy Note: Since we won't know the true situation until we exchange, it is my personal opinion that:
1. The RV has always been scheduled to happen in the month of Jan. 2018.
2. RV funds were sent from the new US Treasury to the banks last night at midnight.
3. The five top Tier 1 banks met yesterday Jan. 25 to decide on a 800 number release time (that would likely be set for the end of the month so they could make monies by trading the funds as long as possible).
4. The longer the currency was traded, the higher the screen rates was expected to be.
5. The Dinar in-country rate today was $4.87. The Dong was $2.00. Our screen rates would likely be higher.
6. The Zim screen rate was set at $0.000000147 with no zeros taken off your Zim note. The 100 Trillion Zim note comes out at $14.7 million dollars.
7. Tony maintained that the contract rate for the Zim was only if you had a humanitarian project in Zimbabwe with a partner over there. The rate would be $2, and it would be an 80/20 deal. The bank would assign you a partner, or you could find your own. It has to be approved, so check when you go to the bank.
8. Bruce maintained that if your Humanitarian plan called for more than you would get at the screen rate you could negotiate for a higher rate (below $2).
9. You would need to justify why you should get the higher rate through presenting a (1-2 page) Busi...
Pamela Aaralyn interviews Michelle Walling from In5D's Cosmic Awakenings Show about starseeds, galatic origins, ascension and a deep discussion of how starseeds can better integrate into their more grounded human reasons for being on planet earth. Let's so "far out" into all realms of the ether, but then venture into how to be our best HUMAN selves. Recorded LIVE on SpreeCast.
Julian Assange asks UK court to drop his arrest warrant | 26 Jan 2018 | Lawyers for Julian Assange are asking a London court to withdraw a UK warrant for his arrest, saying it has "lost its purpose". The warrant was issued in 2012 after he allegedly breached bail conditions by seeking asylum in Ecuador's London embassy. He had been facing extradition to Sweden to answer sex assault claims but these have since been dropped. The Crown Prosecution Service says Mr Assange could walk free if he succeeds.
The Pacifica Radio Network nearly went into bankruptcy this month. The immediate cause was a court order to pay the Empire State Building $1,800,000, more cash than Pacifica had. As bad as that may be, its really a symptom of deeper problems in the network. It goes back a long way.
I attended a KPFA1 Local Station Board (LSB) meeting in 2005 when Max Blanchet (MBA in Finance from UC Berkeley) presented a minority report, warning that KPFA was hiring too many paid staff The station was living beyond its means, and this couldnt last. Maxs report and repeated warnings were ignored by the stations power clique, who were represented on the board by a slate which later stole the name Save KPFA, the SK.
Actually, that was not something new even then; it was the path Pacifica had been on since the 1990s, under the Hijacker Regime. Events of 1999 did bring about important changes in governance, but the existing power clique remained in place, and they worked to continue KPFAs extravagant lifestyle. Not only that, they allied with a New York faction, the JUC (Justice & Unity), whose poor management and equally poor programming were depleting WBAIs finances and causing a drain on Pacifica. In that unholy alliance, the SK functioned as JUCs enablers and in turn received support on the Pacifica National Board (PNB) for their own dubious practices. Eventually, when crisis hit and Pacifica could no longer afford the waste, the SK loudly condemned WBAI. To hear the righteous SK-ers tell it, they themselves were innocent of any wrongdoing.
Since 2005, Ive attended a huge number of LSB meetings, watching from a ringside seat, as the SK burned through KPFAs reserves, creating one financial fiasco after another, and generating a tense work environment in which SK friends were rewarded and critics got penalized. The SK also blocked the hiring of competent and independent General Managers. What they did wasnt just damaging to KPFA; working with their allies at other Pacifica stations, they......
Friday, January 26, 2018
Pre-print release America: Some Assembly Required by Anna von Reitz
This book needs to be published immediately! Desperate times call for desperate measures! Many successful free-energy inventors have been killed. Many books have been burned. Open the link in the browser tab to print.
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The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has reported exactly what we have been warning about the explosion in dollar-denominated debt outside the USA which means a rise in the dollar will see a massive debt crisis. The total volume of US dollar-denominated debt outside the US increased significantly. The BIS reported that the volume of dollar debt of sovereigns and non-financial corporations has risen by 5.2% between September 2016 and September 2017, to around $9 trillion. Euro debt increased even more by 10.5% rising to 2.9 trillion euros. Liabilities denominated in Japanese yen rose 3.3% to 48.3 trillion yen.
The ECBs was forced to suspend its new stricter credit rules indefinitely concerning bad loans. The banks were screaming you idiot for it would have pushed way too many banks over the edge, particularly in Italy. With the Italian elections coming in March, the new rules would have been a major issue why Italy should also exit the EU.
The ECB originally sought to introduce new rules for dealing with new bad loans previously. As of January, banks were expected to cover all loans, which are now classified as default risk. There was no possible way that could be accomplished.
In Italy, their domestic banks would be oppressed and that fewer new loans would ever be issued. This was finally seen as a major negative consequence for the economy. Only with an extreme rebellion by the banks was the ECB forced to back off.
This illustrates the banking crisis that is still brewing in Europe even after nearly 10 years of quantitative easing. There is little prospect for this crisis to be fixed. All that can happen is to postpone the inevitable.
QUESTION: Can you trade with the Global Market Watch? Does experience count right now with what you call a Vertical Market?
ANSWER: No. It is an alert to wake you up, not a trading tool. It will alert you to breakouts, waterfalls, highs, or lows. It is not a 100%. It is far better on the major markets than perhaps individual stocks. It can be a great confirmation tool.
Trading this kind of market is probably more dangerous for those who have trading experience. The reason why is they are used to trading normal markets. This is why they have tried to sell every high as the US share market has rallied making new record highs. Their experience actually defeats them.
The 1987 Crash was the perfect example. The government was hunting for the person who caused the crash. What they discovered was that they did use computer programs, but they did not follow them because the Dow was down 500 points and they thought there would be a bounce because there was no fundamental explanation. That is when it took out a rare set of Double Weekly Bearish Reversals and we had a gap down to 180 from 286.
The Brady Commission discovered it was not computer trading that caused the crash. It was currency. The big funds unplugged their computers because they did not believe them. So EXPERIENCE can also work against you if you trade especially daily. You see the short moves and miss the big events.
Jim Dwyer, a New York Times reporter who we have only had reason to feature once in these pages, should have remained on our radar once we saw his attention to one of our heroes, Chuck Feeney. In particular, if we had snooped around one year ago after reading that article, we would have found this. Interesting fellow, beyond his journalistic talents. But he dropped off our radar, and for the last year we have probably missed many stories that would fit in these pages. Case in point, he wrote a story a couple weeks ago that failed to capture our attention.
And what a failure, though we might be forgiven the mistake. In the early paragraphs he mentions that the bar at the center of the story is closing because its landlord, a hospital, has plans for the building where the bar is located. That sounds not only ho-hum, but perhaps like progress; hospitals are the most communitarian of institutions, right? We correct that now:
Offering anonymity can be a great tool for surfacing hidden issuesbut a frequently poor one for solving them.
The end of every year at my company used to hit me with sudden bout of anxiety. Not because of any particular thing to do with the business; December is usually our best month. Its because thats when my partners and I would solicit anonymous reviews from our employeesa practice were now winding down.
REVEALED: Moment Disney star Adam Hicks, 25, 'holds up a terrified victim at GUNPOINT before fleeing in a SUV' - as the actor and his 23-year-old girlfriend face charges for armed robbery following SWAT team arrest
Simply, when deficit spending accelerates and interest rates are declining, America builds new housing and the broader economy hums. However, debt grows far faster than the resultant economic activity, and debt to GDP soars (yellow line). Conversely, when deficit spending is decelerating and rates are rising (as they are now), new housing creation decelerates/declines and economic recession is imminent.
Israel is hiring civilian immigration inspectors to crack down on illegal aliens and their employers, marking a turning point in the Middle Eastern nations relationship with migrants and refugees.
As Turkish and allied militant forces from the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) advance further upon Kurdish positions in northern Syria, Turkey has called upon the United States to vacate its military bases in the Syrian district of Manbij. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Turkish foreign minister Melet Cavusoglu said that Ankara is calling upon the US, its official ally in NATO, to cease any and all support to Syrian Kurdish forces and militias. Cavusoglus statement came mere hours after an official telephone talk between Turkeys Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and US National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond McMaster about the ongoing Turkish invasion of Syrian soil.
When Donald Trump was seeking the office of President, he frequently criticized the taxpayer dollars wasted on Air Force One. Trump even called for the canceling of the Boeing contract to construct a new fleet. However, like most of his promises made on the campaign trail, his since changed his mind. Illustrating the insane nature of the US governments bloat and excess, the taxpayers will be robbed of a whopping $24,000,000.00to install a new refrigerator in Air Force Oneseriously.
With 99.35 percent of districts reporting, Mr Zeman won the run-off election round with 51.55 percent of the vote to 48.44 percent for his opponent Jiri Drahos.
Late last month, a Manhattan judge ordered the New York City Police Department to release documentation about the departments use of secretive and highly controversial predictive policing surveillance technology, scoring a win for advocates of transparency on police policy. The documents came to light as part of a lawsuit against the city filed by the Brennan Center for Justice, a New York-based policy institute.
Japan has commissioned the first of its new F-35A stealth fighter jets at a military base in the north of the country amid ongoing regional tension over North Korea's missile testing. The Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) plans to add another nine of the radar-evading planes to its fleet from April, according to the Japan Times. The deployment of the high-performance F-35 aircraft is significant for Japans security at a time when neighboring countries have been quickly building up their air force capabilities in recent years, said Itsunori Onodera, Japanese Minister of Defense.
The FBI has commented on the mysterious 2015 death of Russian media tycoon Mikhail Lesin in Washington, DC. The Bureau has chosen to release documents pertaining to the incident in heavily redacted form. The investigations reports dated between November 2015, when the 57-year-old Lesin died, and October 2016, when the case was officially closed were released on Saturday. Many of the pages are partly or fully redacted.
A group of activist lawyers/documentarians have made a vocation of fighting copyfraudsters in the courts, first forcing Warner Chapell to relinquish its bogus claim over "Happy Birthday" and then targeting Ludlow Music Inc. and The Richmond Organization who had spent decades fraudulently collecting licensing fees for the public domain civil rights hymn "We Shall Overcome."
An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul near offices of several high-profile organizations on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others, officials said, in one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years. Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, the second in a week.
The Digital Economy Act means porn watchers will have to prove their age, but a firm involved in monitoring says it won't snoop. However, MindGeek also plans to collect a trove of information on users, including their names, addresses, date of birth, as well as their online activities on other websites.
North Korea has condemned the new round of sanctions announced by the US against Pyongyang, saying that the measures are merely a manifestation of Washingtons heinous intention to aggravate the situation on the peninsula. The sanctions imposed by Washington are a manifestation of heinous intention to throw a wet blanket over the inter-Korean exchange and cooperation and to aggravate the situation, the KCNA news agency said, citing an unnamed Pyongyang official. The US should abandon its anachronistic policy towards the North, the official added.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio may agree with "95 percent" of President Donald Trump's policies, but he has his own plan for the Dreamers. "I would deport these Dreamers and let them see the country they came from, be ambassadors to our country, and later on give them kind of a fast track to come back into the United States legally and that would take care of a lot of issues," he told ABC News, talking about recipients of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals.
Two weeks after we reported that Saudi Arabia's billionaire prince Alwaleed Bin Talal was reportedly carted off from the Riyadh Ritz Carlton to Saudi Arabia's highest security prison after refusing to pay a $6 billion "freedom fee" to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to secure his freedom, the flamboyant billionaire and Twitter investor appears to have finally cracked, and according to the WSJ, Saudi authorities on Saturday finally released Alwaleed, more than two months after he was detained in what was described to be a "widespread crackdown on corruption" in the kingdom but was really just a shakedown of some of the country's richest royals as well as arrests of MbS' political opponents.
Hillary Clinton protected a top staffer accused of sexual harassment during her 2008 presidential campaign, The New York Times reported Friday. Clinton's then-senior faith adviser, Burns Strider, was accused in 2008 of sexually harassing a young female staffer, according to the Times. Instead of firing Strider, as Clinton's campaign manager recommended, the campaign kept him on, docked him several weeks of pay and ordered him to undergo counseling.
The US must withdraw its troops from Syrias northern Manbij region and put an end to its support for Kurdish militia in the area, Turkeys Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu demanded Saturday.
Kimberly-Clark the maker of Huggies and Kleenex is cutting up to 5,500 jobs. The company said it would use savings from the new Republican tax plan to fund the layoffs and restructuring. Other companies have pledged to offer bonuses to workers based on their savings but the result hasn't always been as positive as it seems.
Few drivers would imagine feeling nostalgic for speed cameras. Nevertheless, US automotive giant Ford has revealed its vision for the future of policing in a patent application, not for a cyborg, but an AI-driven cop car.
We have seen war too much war. We desire peace. To have peace we must live together as one people. The new government says so. We support our government.
Taxi driver on the streets of Beirut
Authors Note: This is Part Two in a multi-part series direct and on-scene from the Mid-East. For background information not repeated here, please see Part One.
Indeed the people of Lebanon have seen too much war. Though their military has not in its history set foot on foreign soil, remaining in the minds of the Lebanese are one bloody civil war and three separate wars of invasion in 1982, 1999, and 2006. Now it would appear that a new war is brewing again on its southern border.
In all these examples war was brought to their land by Israel who, using false premise, attacked the civilian population and infrastructure at will attempting and failing to conquer the capital city, Beirut. Despite this history, all Lebanese except the Palestinian refuge population desire peace with Israel, but they too understand the need for a well prepared army. An army of the people and for the people.
As Mao observed in his book, Guerrilla Warfare, In order to put down the gun, one must first pick-up the gun. This, applied to continued Israeli military foreign policy that continues to threaten them, is the sad, reluctant reality that faces this peaceful country at this very moment. However, considering the examples of military force in Turkey, documented in a previous article, this army their army is very different indeed.
Arriving from Turkey into Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport just south of Beirut city, the differences become immediately obvious. The airports immigration and customs workers a...
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A new, hi-tech lens called a metalens has reportedly come a step closer to being manufactured, according to research published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
A flat surface that uses extremely tiny nano-structures to focus light composes the metalens, and science websites are reporting that it could change optics forever, by replacing the common large, curved lenses cameras use now.
That means that this technology could enable cameras to become unbelievably tiny, possibly so tiny they cant be easily seen.
Until now, these ultra-compact lenses have lacked the ability to focus a broad, true spectrum of light. However, researchers just developed a single metalens with the capability of focusing the entire spectrum of visible light. In the past, multiple lenses were required for making white light into one point at a high resolution.
Apparently the difficulty in creating a metalens like this lies in chromatic aberrations, errors in focusing that result from different wavelengths of light moving through materials at varying speeds. Traditional lenses overcome this with curved surfaces. Violet light moves through material the slowest, and red light moves the fastest.
Tiny metalenses cant be curved like traditional lenses: so the SEAS research team used ultra tiny arrays of titanium dioxide, fins that are nano-sized to resolve the chromatic aberrations.
By probably tediously experimenting with paired units of the tiny nanofins, they managed to control the speed of different color lights passing through the lens, focusing each color in a single spot.
According to Science Alert:
Its almost like creating a miniature maze to guide different colours through the lens, and the team says the new technology can dramatically reduce thickness and design complexity compared to a standard multi-layered lens approach.
That goal is still some way off though: the next stage is to scale up the metalens to a 1 cm (0.39 inch) size, at which point the possibilities for VR, AR, standard cameras, microscopes and all kinds of optical technology really start to open up.
Metalenses have advantages over traditional lenses, Federico Capasso, the lead researcher said. Metalenses are thin, easy to fabricate and cost effective. This breakthrough extends those advantages across th...
In the extremely unusual blast of cold weather that the region surrounding North Carolina experienced, something interesting was photographed.
Alligators residing in North Carolinas Shallotte River had to deal with being trapped in solid ice: so they stuck their heads above the ice and let the rest of their bodies freeze. Several photos were taken:
When it comes to the elements of the zodiac there are four. Those four being Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.
In this article, we are going to focus on the Fire element and the signs associated with it. Fire signs are often quite creative and unique.
This element in itself truly shines, and stands out from all the rest. Fire represents energy in itself. This element is represented by the three signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. These signs carry the strength of the Sun and are able to do things the other elements cannot.
Fire signs have an enormous passion for life and their personalities can seem larger than life at times. Fire signs are well known for having a magnetic personality and passion about them that makes other people feel excited by just being in their presence. They seek enlightenment and are always on the hunt for those experiments that really get them lit up.
Fire signs also have amazing instincts and are masters at seizing opportunities. They really have a sixth sense for detecting and opportunities in all area of life which they then jump on and make the most of. They are really driven individuals that are really known for their outstanding personalities. After reading this I am sure you will think so too!
Aries is a sign that comes with a lot of strength. These people are enthusiastic and honest, and do not often lose passion or determination. With that being said, they are short-tempered and aggressive in lots of different ways. They are always looking for competition and must be the first in EVERYTHING.Pixabay/Darkmoon1968
Leos are arrogant and self-centered in all of the worst ways. However, they can be warm-hearted and generous in some instances. This is one sign you get the good with the bad big time. They are people who always want to have a good time and have other people...
KERRY will be talking with PALADIN about the White Hat Reports inveestigations into high yield trading programs, crypto currency, following the money down the rabbit hole of how the secret space/ secret gov is funded.
Published on Jan 26, 2018
On The GoldFish Report No. 188 - Scott Werner, MD and Winston Shrout return with a message from St. Germain about "Taking Care of Eachother" and encouraging the support of Randy Cramer to manufacturer HoloBeds for healing. St. Germain emphasizes the WE need to make this happen and NOT to wait for anyone else to bring it forth. Scott describes the Super Soldier he helped and the process he had to go through to heal. Scott further describes the scalar energy as potential energy that we must all learn how to use for our highest good. Scott and Winston also go into detail about healing our auric and energy fields after trauma and how the 24 strand DNA activation heals telomeres and helps to restore our health. Scott and Winston discuss the HoloBed project that Capt. Randy Cramer is venturing into and encourages everyone that WE need to support this project if we want it.
There are good and bad things about every drug, and almost anything can be a drug. Tom Petty died of an overdose, as did Prince. Opioid deaths are on the rise in America and around the globe. Doctors are prescribing extremely addictive and deadly opioids.
Drugs, diet, food, pain and the law. Listen up as Jeff and Dylan get into a few personal experiences with drugs of all kinds.
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Michigan Meteor Taken Out by Two Missiles?
and the Garage Fire Site [videos]
JANUARY 26, 2018
Source: STARSHIP EARTH: THE BIG PICTURE
So much went on the night of the meteor/fireball and beam and earthquake in Michigan January 16 and there are many theories and videos about what happened.
I watched one video wherein two young bucks in Taylor, Michigan tracked down the alleged site of the garage fire the media spoke of that night when they made sure to state it had nothing to do with anything.
The garage and custom-built Mustang in it were in pretty bad shape, and the owner said something (the meteor or a piece of one) hit the garage and started a fire. Miraculously, no one was hurt as the owner and his daughter had just parked the car and were a out to enter their home. Sometimes fireballs do damage, ie. Chelyabinsk.
Another Tuber believes he has footage of missiles impacting the meteor twice, causing it to explode.
BREAKING News Outside U.S. Capitol Hes Just
Been ARRESTED! Prison WONT Be Fun For Him!
DONT DROP THE SOAP!
Published on Jan 26, 2018
Source: Freedom Daily | By Amanda Shea
Its the end of Democrat debauchery in Washington, D.C. as the lunatic left has come out of the woodwork to inflict revenge on the man they didnt want win the election. Despite Donald Trump being in the White House for a full year now, withstanding every attempt from the left to take him out, hes still their president. Trump prevailed over all their attacks, yet they still havent stopped trying. Now, they are going to pay a price for it, especially one particularly seedy liberal leader who has just been arrested in the act outside the U.S. Capitol.
Its not the first time that this particularly hateful Democrat has been arrested trying to impose his plans. It was only a couple months ago that he was caught outside the Trump Tower in New York City and taken into custody. However, this time, hes getting locked up on his second time around trying to take Trump down prison isnt going to be fun for him.
One of the most vocal immigration reform advocates came out of his hiding hole since the last time he was arrested, to double down on his depravity after Trumps travel ban went into full effect.
From Daily Caller:
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was one of the 200 protesters arrested on the steps of the United States Capitol Wednesday afternoon.
The sitting member of Congress joined members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) as they stormed the steps of Congre...
BREAKING: Soros Just Had Major Run-In With
Trump In Davos This Could Kill Him!
HES GETTING EXACTLY WHAT HE DESERVES!
Published on Jan 26, 2018
Source: Freedom Daily | By Amanda Shea
President Donald Trump is in Davos, Switzerland this week to meet with world leaders and apparently, Globalist Godfather George Soros is there too. Perhaps the millionaire man leading the charge against the president didnt think hed ever have to come face-to-face with his nemesis, but he did today and wasnt expecting what he got in return. The decrepit old fellow met his match and he might not make it out alive after what Trump just did to him.
Ever since Trump defeated Satanic Democrat Hillary Clinton in the election, the left has been doing all they can to bring him down. Democrats want the government to control our lives, and they want to take our hard-earned money and give it to their constituents in return for their loyalty at the ballot box. This is how they stay in power year after year. So when Trump came along and wanted less government control, and for us to keep more of what we earned, the Dems were having none of it especially George Soros. Trump has systematically destroyed a corrupted system that Democrats love, that Soros has fought tooth and nail to get back with his constant and corrupt undermining efforts.
It took a powerful, unapologetic giant that is President Trump to strike fear into the most corrupt man in the world. George Soros seemed to admit that in his latest claim made from Davos this week when he suffered a panic over what Trump was pulling off at the Global leader meetings where the two were both in attendance.
In remarks broadcasted by Bloomberg, a panicked George Soros told a room full of Davosmen, at the World Economic Forum that Presi...
Did a highly advanced civilization exist in prehistory? Is the Giza Pyramid a remnant of their technology? Then, what was the power source that fueled such a civilization? The technology of harmonic resonance, claims renowned master craftsman and engineer Christopher Dunn. In a brilliant piece of reverse engineering based on twenty years of research, Dunn reveals that the Great Pyramid of Giza was actually a large acoustical device! By its size and dimensions, this crystal edifice created a harmonic resonance with the Earth and converted Earths vibrational energies to microwave radiation. The author shows how the pyramids numerous chambers and passageways were positioned with the deliberate precision to maximize its acoustical qualities. This may be the same technology discovered by Nikola Tesla and the solution to our own clean energy needs
McCains Revenge How He Helped Set Up
By Dick Morris
January 25, 2018 at 9:00am
It all started at an elite conference on national security in Halifax, Nova Scotia, immediately after the U.S. election. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, one of the featured speakers, had traveled there with former State Department Assistant Secretary David Kramer, one of his top aides. Kramer was an unabashed Trump hater who publicly criticized Trumps positions on the Ukraine and Russia.
At the conference, McCain and Kramer were approached by Sir Andrew Wood, a highly respected former U.K. Ambassador to Russia who was secretly affiliated with Orbis Business Intelligence, the firm founded by Dossier author Christopher Steele.
Wood told the Americans about the Steele dossier. Although he claimed that he had never seen it and that he did not have a copy, Sir Andrew knew an awful lot about the outlandish claims in the document. (Court records later showed that he worked with Steele and was fully aware of the dossier.) Woods purportedly told McCain that he was concerned that Trump might be vulnerable to blackmail.
What followed was a cloak and dagger strategy, worthy of James Bond, to get the Dossier to McCain.
Wood called Steele and asked him to arrange a meeting with Kramer. At the same time, Kramer called Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, the co-author of the Dossier. Soon a plan was hatched.
Several weeks later, Kramer flew to Heathrow. He was instructed to go to the Baggage Claim area and look for a man reading the Financial Times. Once he approached the man, they exchanged pre-arranged code words.
The man behind the newspaper was former MI6 British spy, Christopher Steele, the dossier co-author. Together, they traveled to Steeles home, where they reviewed the Dossier and spoke to Simpson about sending it by encrypted email.
Simpson then delivered the document to Kramer, who gave it to McCain, who subsequently handed it to then-FBI Director James C...
The Hacker News comments on this are interesting. Via: CNBC: Teslas problems with battery production at the companys Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, are worse than the company has acknowledged and could cause further delays and quality issues for the new Model 3, according to a number of current and former Tesla employees. These problems include 
The fact of the matter is; cheating ruins a relationships. It completely shatters any and all trust between the two people. Once someone in the relationship goes there, it can NEVER be undone. No matter how much you regret having done so, you cannot be redeemed.
You see when someone cheats in their relationship they are getting and giving much more than sex. Dont get me wrong they may think it is just sex, but it isnt. Cheating is betraying the person who loves you. It is completely tearing someones heart to shreds. As someone who has been cheated on before I would not wish it on my worst enemies. It is a heartbreaking and devastating experience.
When you cheat on someone you break them in a way that we as people were never meant to be. The person who is cheated on cannot and will not ever be the same, it changes them. It really changes them You make this person feel worthless, you make them feel as if they will never be good enough for anyone. These people end up questioning everything and the answers they find are often just as bad as the situation itself.
You can try to work through the cheating and build that trust back up but it wont work. In the end, the person who was cheated on will always have that voice in the back of his or her mind that reminds them of what you did. Things will never be the same. Cheating may feel like a small thing to you, but to those who are cheated on it is enormous.
Dont get me wrong people can stay in relationships with those who cheat on them, but they still dont trust that person. Sometimes letting go is just as hard as holding on. Even when someone changes and stops cheating their temporary satisfaction has a hold on the person they may truly love. Their partner might not be able to get over having been cheated on, I know I couldnt. I would not be able to stay with someone who cheated on me.
Cheating should never happen. If you truly love someone you would never do that to them. you wouldnt break their trust. I wish I could find the words to say what I want to say right now. This subject is one that gets me all worked up. People let others hurt them so bad and for what? If someone is cheating on you, leave them. Ghost them completely, leave them wondering what happened. They dont even deserve an explanation....
The following timeline for the History of Planet Earth was culled from the following books and articles:
1. The Urantia Book (Planet Earth = Urantia)
2. The 12th Planet, by Zecharia Sitchin
3. Everything You Know is Wrong, by Lloyd Pye
4. Humanitys Extraterrestrial Origins, by Arthur Horn
5. Genesis of the Grail Kings, by Laurence Gardner
6. Solving the Greatest Mystery of Our Times: The Mayan Calendar, by Carl Johan Calleman
7. Articles from The New York Times
25 Jan 2018 | AFPDes journalistes et ONG sont jugs jusqu' vendredi Paris, poursuivis en diffamation par la Socfin, une holding propritaire de plantations en Afrique et en Asie et dont le groupe Bollor est actionnaire, dans ce qui constitue selon eux des "poursuites-billon".
26 Jan 2018 | CSOs, mediaGroups express support for the French newspapers and NGOs accused of defamation for reporting on the mobilisation of villagers and farmers in West Africa who live near SOCFIN's plantations. The case opened in Paris on January 25.
26 Jan 2018 | WatsupAfricaKaruturi Flower Farm in Naivasha has started negotiations for an out of court settlement with its creditors. The move is expected to kick-start the revival of the flower farm which was put under receivership in 2014.
By Joe Wright Still unknown to much of the U.S. population is the fact that they reside within a Constitution-Free Zone, as it has been...
Unlike in previous elections, individual opposition parties will have to run separate candidates, instead of unifying behind a single coalition leader.
Its great to believe we know some answers to lifes deepest questions, or even important current affairs, especially in this inherently confusing existence where it first appears weve been born with an unshakable amnesia into a collective mental ward. Yet given theres an eclectic array of beliefs and opinions on every conceivable topic known to the collective mind and heart, its a surety that each and every one of us has gotten some of our perspectives spectacularly wrong.
The mainstream mentality is obviously a breeding ground of propaganda, deceit and outright violence, which reflects why droves of sheep are jumping the fences and exploring the self-uncharted lands of independent thought and practice. This is no surprise when the masses have been very successfully dumbed into a philosophically separate and behaviourally shallow engagement with the reverence of life. They distractingly fight amongst each other in both status and ideology, with the most powerful one currently being the sex (not gender) wars. However, the infighting and grandstanding is not just limited to the primary herd; unfortunately those who are exploring the wilderness are also subjecting themselves to the whims of central control.
2017 and the beginning of 2018 has stunningly illustrated how far so-called self-thinkers have fallen victim to the divide and conquer strategy.
In effect, the kakistocracy doesnt need to round you up if youre still enacting their agenda. The popular meme that suggests that the best slaves are ones who think theyre free can therefore be expanded: the best slaves are ones who think they used to be slaves but now believe theyre free.
What was originally a predominately organic response to authoritarianism and centralisation has sadly devolved into a self-contradictory state of affairs where the alternative media and their regurgitators have locked themselves into a dogmatic war for the dominion of who is right. Thats not to say that we shouldnt be trying to find the answers to significant questions, but when hearsay and confirmation bias is at such unprecedented levels its a clear indication that we need to enact a different strategy.
Whether we do or not will depend on whether enough of us acknowledge this problem and act accordingly.
The simple solution is for each of us to acknowledge that were definitely wrong about some of our suspicions, so its important to change our language to honour that understanding and transmute it into wisdom. As a basic example, instead of this is right and anyone who believes differently is fooling themselves (and an x, y and z!), with a simple twist to based on my research this appears to be right, we now have a more inclusive and intelligent dialect and platform for debate.
Its seems so simple doesnt it? Well, thats because it...
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Repeat after me: I am free. Now, say it again with conviction. Can you? Probably not. This is because the world we collectively share is anything but fair, and this is largely due to an imbalanced distribution of wealth. If you are doubtful, perhaps a new report by Oxfam will convince you. In their recent report, entitled Reward Work, Not Wealth, the non-profit organization reveals that 82 percent of the wealth created in 2017 went to the richest one percent.
According to the report, 2017 saw the biggest increase in the number of billionaires in history. In fact, a new billionaire was made every other day during the year. These means there are now 2,043 dollar billionaires on Earth.
Dangerous, poorly paid work for the many is supporting extreme wealth for the few. Women are in the worst work, and almost all the super-rich are men. Governments must create a more equal society by prioritizing ordinary workers and small-scale food producers instead of the rich and powerful, says the report summary.
The report shares that the billionaires wealth increased by a whopping $762 billion in just 12 months. How much money is that? Well, enough to end extreme poverty seven times over, claims Oxfam. The compelling report was published as world leaders prepare for the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos.
42 people now own the same wealth as the bottom 3...
Right-wing populists are exploiting the migration issue in both the United States and Europe, but dismissing their arguments would be a mistake. Instead, an honest assessment of the economic and regime-change policies that fuel migration is needed. Anti-establishment political forces in both the United States and Europe have seized on the issue of illegal immigration, seen by many voters as a threat to both economic well-being and cultural identity, as a key component of their electoral strategies. While Donald Trump has made the wall with Mexico one of his priorities and has worked to uphold a ban on immigration from a number of Muslim nations, in Europe, numerous political parties have been following this script for many years. Drawing on the economic anxiety of the middle class, tied to fear of being undercut by low-wage work and worries concerning terrorism and cultural changes, anti-immigrant sentiment has become a key weapon of right-wing populist forces. These forces have drawn on the narrative of governing elites that pursue their own, limited interests, while seeking to hold down the majority of society through policies that rob them of both economic opportunity and their cultural heritage.
IOC 'banned be-st Russian athletes, doesn't want Russia to perform well' - skiing coach Markus Cramer | 26 Jan 2018 | The International Olympic Committee's decision to ban leading Russian athletes from the 2018 Winter Games without any proof might be an "unfair" attempt to degrade Russia, according to Markus Cramer, the Russian skiing team coach. "That decision was taken without any evidence by the IOC," Cramer told RT's video agency Ruptly, referring to the Olympic body's decision to exclude some leading Russian athletes. The athletes were on a special list previously filed to the IOC by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). On December 23, the IOC Invitation Review Panel excluded 111 of the 500 Russian athletes listed in the application without providing any reason for the decision. The banned athletes were deemed to have failed the panel's requirements.
By William D. Hartung As Donald Trump might put it, major weapons contractors like Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin cashed in bigly in his first...
By Michael Maharrey A Indiana House committee unanimously passed a bill that would expand the states hemp law to prohibit state prosecution of people who sell...
On January 16th the UK's Channel 4 News uploaded its now-infamous interview between psychologist Jordan Peterson and newscaster Cathy Newman, treating viewers to a morbid yet fascinating display of feminist ideology careening face-first into the brick wall of reality. Scott Adams reckons Newman effectively hallucinated about 12 times as her ideology-warped mind became incapable of processing a word Jordan Peterson was saying. Public response came fast and furious, with people overwhelmingly mortified by Newman's inquisitorial display, shocked by witnessing the 'pleasant' face of feminism transform into Medusa-like destruction, yet glad to see feminism taken apart on a mainstream platform by Peterson's rational and eloquent debating style. Unable to 'win' the debate with Peterson, Newman and her allies in the liberal spectrum nevertheless eked out a 'victory' by casting themselves as victims and Peterson's supporters as "viscous misogynists". To protect their ideological beliefs, the situation was spun into its exact opposite, when clearly it was Newman and her ilk who are misandrists bent on victimizing men. 'Security experts' were brought in to add a veneer of truth to their spin. No verification of any actual threat has emerged - not against Newman or Channel 4 anyway, though some were leveled at Peterson and his followers.
A couple of weeks ago the latest in the sequence of apparently interminable 'social justice furors' erupted on social media, this time over the design on an item of clothing sold by South African branches of Swedish multi-national clothing-retail company H&M. Given that these days the 'real' media gets most of its material from social media - turning many reporters into FB and Twitter addicts and FB and Twitter users into attention-seeking drama queens - it wasn't long before the story had reached far more people than it ever should have. In the process of making this non-story into something akin to an international scandal however, something very disturbing was revealed. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. The offending clothing item was a child's hoodie, one of a small collection, all of which were 'jungle themed'. Here's an example: Horrible, isn't it. I mean, what kind of deviant mind could come up with this? Oh, wait, that's not the problem hoodie, this is it: NOW can you see how horrific this is? Oh, wait, I think I forgot something.
An issue swirling around Australia's national holiday over the last few years has been the movement to 'Change The Date'. To summarise the issue, it's that Australia's indigenous population considers celebrating today, January 26th - the anniversary of the British First Fleet officially beginning the British Empire's colonisation of New Holland/Gondwana, called 'Invasion Day' or 'Survival Day' by many Aussie Aboriginals - to be offensive. This issue is really about two things: Aboriginals' valid historical grievance over the mass-murder and expropriation that accompanied British colonisation. Like Native Americans reluctant to celebrate Columbus Day, it's understandable that Aboriginals don't feel like throwing a party on January 26th. And the rest of the population isn't too attached to the date either: Australia has had many 'national holidays' and only settled on today's date in 1994. Aboriginal protests against that date began shortly thereafter, but it's only recently that secondary issues have been grafted onto what is really just a request for a change of date, with the usual suspects from campuses and leftist organizations vigorously rubbing salt into the historical wound in an attempt to convince the indigenous population to weaponise their victimisation and strike at the heart of White GuiltTM, in the hopes of accruing power and wealth to themselves. They really couldn't care less about the Aboriginals, but they'll appropriate their cause, thank you very much.
New disclosures reveal Hillary Clinton protected her faith advisor when he was accused of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, Republican National Committee finance chair Steve Wynn faces numerous sexual assault claims. During her 2008 bid for the presidency, Clinton is alleged to have protected her faith advisor Burns Strider after a subordinate accused him of sexual harassment, the New York Times reported Friday. The complaint came from a 30-year-old aide who shared an office with Strider, who said he had inappropriately rubbed her shoulders, kissed her forehead, and sent suggestive emails even though he was married. Clinton's campaign manager advised her to fire Strider, but Clinton refused. She instead docked his pay for a few weeks, ordered him to go to counseling, and moved the young woman who complained into a different position.
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First I would like to thank you for everything you are doing to drain the swamp in our Country and the Planet . As you know this is one of the most important issues, for Humanity and our Country. You are doing a brilliant job !
You have just completed your speech in Davos, addressing many business leaders in the world , and focusing on those who will be investing billions in our Country . This is a stark change from our last leader who was doing his best to ruin our Country , thank God that we do not have that black witch Hillary as our leader, she would have finished the Job . So thank you. I can say that all of us here that are working for a wholistic approach to life here in this Country and the world , I would like to address the benefits that our group of fine people and minds will have on our Country and the planet as a whole.
First I would like to share the benefits that the expedited actions to work with others to bring about the revaluation of currency in this Country and the world and also the exchanges that are going to happen to our groups and individuals that are preparing for our exchanges. As you know this has been in the works since President Kennedy , also the reason he was assassinated. We also know you know the players involved in his assassination and we trust you will be addressing those people and bring justice to all involved .
We are very aware of all that is taking place to bring about this global change in currency and moving from fiat currency to gold and asset backed currency throughout the world and ending decades of abuse and debt slavery caused by those who had used their responsibility of orchestrating the economics of the world for the benefit of a very small group of families , also their agenda to bring humanity to their knees.
I just watched you address a small group of leaders of business in Davos in which they reported to you the jobs and investments they have and will be bringing into our Country , so I feel that we should also report to you the investments , jobs and the economic effect we will have for our Country.
First off the effects we will have on this Country by creating tens of thousands of jobs , rebuilding the infrastructure...
Last November, an American military inspection team visited the Azov Battalion on the front lines of the Ukrainian civil war to discuss logistics and deepening cooperation. Images of the encounter showed American army officers poring over maps with their Ukrainian counterparts, palling around and ignoring the Nazi-inspired Wolfangel patches emblazoned on their sleeves. Azov is a militia that has been incorporated into the Ukrainian National Guard, and is considered one of the most effective units in the field against pro-Russian separatists. But it also widely known as a bastion of neo-Nazism within the ranks of the Ukrainian military that has been criticized by international human rights groups, tied to an international fascist network and even a major terror plot. According to Lower Class Magazine, a leftist German publication, Azov maintains a semi-underground outfit called the "Misanthropic Division" that recruits heavily among the ranks of neo-Nazi youth in France, Germany and Scandinavia. Foreign fighters are promised training with heavy weapons, including tanks, at Ukrainian camps filled with fascist fellow travelers. They even include military veterans like Mikael Skillit, a Swedish former army sniper turned neo-Nazi volunteer for Azov. "After World War Two, the victors wrote their history," Skillit told the BBC. "They decided that it's always a bad thing to say I am white and I am proud."
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Recently, Texans for Natural Gas (TXNG) issued a report claiming methane emissions have drastically decreased in several of the largest natural gas producing counties in Texas from 2011 to 2016. The notion of methane emissions rapidly declining across Texas during the largest U.S. oil and gas boom of the century is described in the report's 
In a devastating flu season that has already claimed hundreds of lives, researchers claim to have created a vaccine that protects against a variety of strains of the virus, including mutations. In a paper published in Nature Communications on Wednesday, researchers at Georgia State University say they have created a "universal vaccine" that provides long-lasting immunity against several variations of the influenza virus. Since the flu can be caused by hundreds of different types of virus, scientists at the World Health Organization spend five to six months identifying which influenza viruses will be the most common in the upcoming season to develop a flu vaccine each year. Traditional flu vaccines target the "head" of the virus' surface protein, known as hemagglutinin (HA). The protein is what helps the virus cling to the cells in the nose, throat and lungs of an infected person, where it grows and spreads. Seasonal vaccines contain inactivated virus particles made with the heads of those proteins in order to train the body's immune system to produce antibodies against the virus. However, the protein heads are different for each virus, and they are typically the first parts of the virus to mutate. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the flu vaccine works better against some influenza strains than others, and only typically reduces the risk of flu illness by between 40 and 60 percent.
Every year or so, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) makes a plan to kill off large numbers of animals that they deem to be a nuisance somehow. In recent years government environmental have proposed killing large numbers of everything from Tortoises to Owls, but many times they are forced to walk back their plans if they get enough resistance from the public.
The most recent plan from the BLM that is sure to spark outrage involves the killing of some 45,000 wild horses, which amounts to roughly 75% of the countrys population. The BLM has currently rounded these horses up using helicopters and trapped them in prison-like holding pens to await execution.
According to ABC News, there are about 75,000 wild horses in the US, and the BLM is looking to cut that population down to 20,000.
In an interview with ABC, Jim Schnepel, a non-profit worker who is close to the situation described the BLMs plan, saying that, Theyve set what they call appropriate management level, AML It would be about 75 percent reduction for what we have right now. Typically, theyll get put into a long-term holding and that means they get shipped to the Midwest. BLM has contracts with ranchers back there that pays them so much per day to keep the horses.
These holding cells cost US tax payers roughly $50 million annually, which is why the government now wants to kill them, instead of just setting them free.
The BLM, the very agency in charge of protecting them, is asking Congress for permission to kill them, Netherlands said. Theyve stockpiled wild horses in holding pens and so now what are they going to do with all the horses that theyve stockpiled? The adoption rates are not high enough so they cant adopt them all out. So now we have a bunch of wild horses that the taxpayers are paying for and holding facilities and their solution is to kill them, Simone Netherlands, an animal rights activist and a spokesperson for the American Wild Horse Campaign explained.
As with all government agencies, the BLM has a control freak attitude and is attempting to play god with the habitat.
Lisa Reid, a BLM spokesperson said that the agency has a duty to control the population.
There are three things that wild horses need: food, water and obviously space. As you can see we do have millions of acres out here, but not every acre is producing viable forage for the horses. So you k...
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. The system gives the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time location tracking, raising significant concerns from civil libertarians. The source of the data is not named in the contract, but an ICE representative said the data came from Vigilant Solutions, the leading network for license plate recognition data. "Like most other law enforcement agencies, ICE uses information obtained from license plate readers as one tool in support of its investigations," spokesperson Dani Bennett said in a statement. "ICE is not seeking to build a license plate reader database, and will not collect nor contribute any data to a national public or private database through this contract." Reached by The Verge, Vigilant declined to confirm any contract with ICE. "As policy, Vigilant Solutions is not at liberty to share any contractual details," the company said in a statement. "This is a standard agreement between our company, our partners, and our clients."
Philanthropists, lobbyists, financiers, CEO's and world leaders all gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to discuss the risks posed by too much information being funnelled down to the lower classes via the internet and social media channels. Speaking with their mouths, political leaders lined up to slam social networks for gaining more power than they do, insisting that investors should boycott social media platforms that don't delete and censor perceived views that are not in line with their own. "Facebook has more influence and reach than any world government, and that's bad," British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted, "the lower classes now have the ability to see every mistake we make and every unedited lie uttered in real time. "How are we supposed to divide and conquer if all the lower classes are joined together in harmony under one single global platform?" she then asked a now flabbergasted audience of megalomaniac billionaires and world leaders, "even the working class are starting to read the news, news that we didn't create or sign off on with Rupert, news that's exposing many of our secrets - fake news".
Considering the high rate of wheat consumption, one wouldnt suspect that the wheat industry has created a massive problem. Yet, looking at the facts surrounding this industry and this food source will give you pause.
The documentary Whats With Wheat examines the dynamics that shaped modern wheat and the business around it. It offers insights from many experts in the field whove conducted extensive research to help you understand why wheat has become so problematic for many people. The film gives unprecedented details of why wheat may be one of the key reasons behind many health issues.
The Wheat Dilemma
Wheat has transformed dramatically since the inception of modern industrial agriculture. Almost everything about wheat has changed. The way its raised, the hybridization, the way its processed, and the amount that were eating.
These changes have done little good when it comes to the environment and our health. First of all, through modern chemical farming, the food industry has destroyed the nutritional value of the wheat plant. In addition, the overuse of agrochemicals is slowly destroying our soil.
Chemical fertilization leaves your foods and your crops deficient in vital minerals trace elements, micronutirents, because the soil is not getting those nutrients. Your soil is becoming desertified. ~ Dr. Vandana Shiva, activist and author of Who Really Feeds the World
Furthermore, due to our over-consumption of wheat, we are also destroying the bodys ability to digest it. As a result, many people are now faced with insidious health problems. Often, it takes them years to realize that wheat is to blame.
At a time as our diets are getting more and more nutrient void, and richer and richer in inflammatory compound, we are creating a perfect storm of events for chronic illness. ~ Sarah Ballantyne, Ph. D., Health Advocate
Role of the Chemical Industry
Modern wheat wouldnt be what it is today without the chemical industry.
Students from a high school in Oakland are asked to write about the police in their community. Here are the responses:
In Oakland, California, why do our protectors abuse us for no reason? Police brutality is a controversial topic. Everyone here, and I bet even everyone outside of here, knows about at least one Oakland police brutality case. For example, we can bring up the shooting of Oscar Grant at the Fruitvale Bart Station or the Tupac situation in the 1990s. Police brutality has always been around and I want to shine some intel on how it affects Oakland. Based on many articles and 3 interviews, Police brutality affects the Oakland community members largely because they receive physical and emotional harm.
How does police brutality affect Oakland? The pain the Oakland Police Department (OPD) inflicts on Oakland residents can go from getting harmed from a police officer, all the way to losing a loved one. As stated by one of my interviewees about if police brutality affects Oakland she said, Absolutely, there is a disproportionate amount of police brutality taken out on Black and Brown people. Especially Black men and women in Oakland, and you know theres tons of corruption in the OPD that has yet to be dealt with effectively. Also, it just causes more distrust and its actually supporting the gentrification process by continually pushing out Native Oakland folks or Black and Brown people (Delucchi). Delucchi has been a resident of Oakland for more than 40 years, is a community speaker, and an OUSD Teacher. This evidence illustrates that the Oakland community knows whats going on around the police brutality and how it affects them. Police brutality helps kick Oakland natives out, helps create targets on certain races who cant change their assigned identity, and causes distrust between our community and the people whose role is to protect us. Another interviewee stated, I dont like my tax money going to people who beat up on people for no reason, it makes me feel like crap, to be honest with you, I dont like to see people get hurt because of somebodys ignorance (Smith). Smith feels that police brutality does affect Oakland and the money he pays for taxes arent helping like they should. It makes him personally feel like crap because of this issue. Smith has been a resident of Oakland for more than 45 years and is a retired worker.
In Oakland, Police officers hurt Oakland residents physically and emotionally. Of course, when dealing with police brutality one is bound to have some scars, whether it be on your body or your heart. From a prisoner activist center website, it explains,...
Climate activists in DC know that local action can lead to huge victories even with Trump in your backyard. Now, starting on January 31, the Fossil Free movement is bringing a wave of locally-rooted climate resistance across the country.
An inmate from Dallas was busted this week sneaking out of a federal prison in Beaumont to get snacks, alcohol, tobacco and cooked food to take back into the facility. Sheriff's deputies in Jefferson County learned recently that inmates were going out the back of the prison to neighboring land owned by a rancher and picking up contraband. Deputies and U.S. marshals were lying in wait around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday and watched as someone drove a vehicle onto the property and left a large duffel bag. At 7:30 p.m., an inmate left the prison grounds and picked up the bag. Deputies arrested the man - identified as Joshua Randall Hansen, 27, of Dallas - as he headed back to the prison.
Novel research reveals that blocking exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) produces significant symptom changes in 90% of patients with autoimmune disease. No longer can it be ignored that manmade electromagnetic radiation poses innumerable risks to human health
The Ubiquity of Electrosmog
Concerns about electromagnetic fields (EMF) are branded pseudoscientific conspiracy theories and relegated to the realm of tin-hat wearing quackery. However, a recent publication in the peer-reviewed journal Immunologic Research entitled Electrosmog and Autoimmune Disease, sheds new light on the validity of concerns about this so-called electrosmog with which we are constantly inundated.
Although we encounter natural microwave electromagnetic radiation in the form of cosmic radiation from outer space, the aurora borealis, and thunderstorms, the vast majority of electrosmog that we encounter is largely manmade (1). These atmospheric phenomena, however, emit electromagnetic radiation at lower radio frequencies and are negligibly weak in comparison to manmade sources, which have increased exponentially due to the emergence of television, cellular phone technologies, and WiFI, all of which utilize microwave frequency bands (1).
According to researchers Marshall and Heil (2017), for instance, The recent release of WiGig and anti-collision vehicle radars in th...
Both developed and developing nations collaborated to achieve a new record of debt, but developed nations are the biggest offenders with 142 billion euros while developing nations added almost 51 billion euros.
The debt of households, companies, banks, and governments worldwide added up to a total of 193 billion euros at the end of 2017.
The figure represents a new record after increasing by 13.7 billion euros in the first nine months of last year, according to data compiled by the International Finance Institute (IIF).
The increase in global debt in absolute figures, in relation to world GDP reached 318% of global GDP, three percentage points below the historical maximum of 321% registered a year before.
The debt issued by advanced economies added up to a total of 142.6 billion euros at the end of the third quarter of 2017, while the liabilities of emerging economies were 50.7 billion euros.
Debt held by households in developed economies reached 27.6 billion euros and 8.5 billion euros in the case of families from emerging countries.
On the other hand, the debt of companies at a global level reached 57 billion euros, of which 34 billion euros correspond to companies from developed countries and 23 trillion euros to companies from emerging countries.
In the case of banking, entities from developed economies owed 40.4 billion euros, while those of emerging economies accumulated a total of 7.5 billion euros.
Likewise, the global public debt in the third quarter of 2017 amounted to a total of 52 billion euros, compared to 49.3 billion euros recorded at the end of 2016.
Of this figure, the governments of advanced economies owed 41 billion euros and those of emerging economies 11 trillion euros.
In this sense, analysts at IIF warn that the simultaneous movement of several of the main central banks towards a certain tightening of their monetary policies for the first time in a decade can weigh the ability to face the service of their obligations in the case of highly indebted sovereign issuers.
The highest rates represent a particular source of concern for those who have experienced a profound deterioration of their collection dy...
The re-entrance of marijuana into the mainstream consciousness has come on the back of revelations that the herb has huge cancer-curing potential. Cannabis oil has some major health benefits that you do not want to miss out on, and here is how to do it.
Cannabis is a naturally growing herb that has been used for thousands of years to treat health conditions. The term cannabis is used to describe a product of the of the cannabis Sativa plant that is bred for its potent, sticky glands that are known as trichomes. These trichomes contain high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol(THC), which is the cannabinoid most known for its psychoactive properties.
Hemp oil is obtained by pressing benefit-rich hemp seeds, is slightly different than cannabis oil, although they both come from the same genus, cannabis, and the same species, cannabis Sativa. The term hemp is used to describe a cannabis Sativa plant that contains only trace amounts of THC. Hemp is a high-growing plant that is commonly grown for industrial uses, such as oils and topical ointments, as well as fiber for clothes, construction, paper and more.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding cannabis oil, but the therapeutic value of cannabinoids is too high to put aside. It does amazing things for numerous diseases such as anorexia, emesis, pain, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, glaucoma, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, obesity and metabolic syndrome-related disorders are being treated or have the potential to be treated by cannabis oil and other cannabinoid compounds.
Rick Simpson, a pioneer in the medical cannabis field has mastered the art of cannabis oil production and released his technique to the world for free. Start with one ounce of dried herb; one ounce will typically produce 3-4 grams of oil although the amount of oil will vary strain to strain. A pound of dried material will yield about two ounces of high-quality oil.
Caution! These instructions are summarized from Rick Simpsons website. Be very careful when boiling solvent off, the fumes are EXTREMELY flammable, AVOID smoking, sparks, stove tops, and red-hot heating elements. Set up a fan to blow fumes away from the pot, and set up in a well-ventilated area for the whole process.
Everyone has their own cure-all for almost any condition. They swear that it works, so when you feel sick, you may expect to hear something like this:
Coming down with a cold? Try chicken soup.
Got a sore throat? Gargling with salt helps.
Had too much to drink? Hair of the dog cures a hangover!
Hair of the dog which means to have another drink to cure a hangover, as well as other remedies that weve picked up at home (or from friends) may seem quirky at best or just downright weird. Still, the question remains are they backed up by science? These and other popular cure-alls in the U.K. were put to the test in a Daily Mail article to see which ones work.
Hair of the dog helps with the hangover. A battle cry for drinkers everywhere, having a hair of the dog [that bit you] that is, having another shot of alcohol to cure your hangover doesnt have any research that supports this claim. Theres a scientific process for hangovers, though. When you drink alcohol, its broken down in the liver to produce a toxic chemical called acetaldehyde, which is broken down even further by an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase so that it becomes acetic acid. Some studies suggest that hangovers happen when your body cannot produce enough enzymes to break down acetaldehyde, while others indicate that this could be a result of immune factors. In any case, if you must drink a lot, try not to smoke or deprive yourself of sleep while youre at it these two are proven to make your hangovers worse.
A couple of drops of olive oil helps with stubborn earwax. While most people think its unsightly, earwax has a vital role in ear function that is, trapping germs and dirt from going any deeper in your ear canal and damaging organs in your middle or inner ear. Its a natural bodily function, but if you ever find yourself with an earwax buildup, the National Health Service (NHS) recommends olive oil: If it doesnt and blocks your ear, put 2 to 3 drops of olive or almond oil in your ear twice a day for a few days. However, if you have an ear condition (like a ruptured eardrum) or an infection, consult your health practitioner before doing this.
Carrots are good for th...
Men in France could be fined 350 (US$435) if they follow women in the street, whistle at them, make loud comments about their appearance or ask for their phone numbers, according to a draft proposal to combat "sexual contempt." The new report will be presented to the French government in the coming days, local media report. The plans come from a parliamentary working group set up by France's secretary of state for equality, Marlene Schiappa. The politicians behind the proposal suggest that men who "violate women's freedom of movement in public space" should face a minimum fine of 90 for those who can pay on the spot. If the fine is delayed, it could reach 350, the report says. The document will be presented to Schiappa, Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet, and Minister of the Interior Gerard Collomb. Schiappa initially called for the legislation in October 2017, saying that street harassment should be a punishable offence. The 34-year-old feminist is working closely with French President Emmanuel Macron, who once said that harassment could be combated by creating a "simpler verbalization procedure" so that "there is an immediate response" when it occurs.
Men in France could be fined 350 (US$435) if they follow women in the street, whistle at them, make loud comments about their appearance or ask for their phone numbers, according to a draft proposal to combat "sexual contempt." The new report will be presented to the French government in the coming days, local media report. The plans come from a parliamentary working group set up by France's secretary of state for equality, Marlene Schiappa. The politicians behind the proposal suggest that men who "violate women's freedom of movement in public space" should face a minimum fine of 90 for those who can pay on the spot. If the fine is delayed, it could reach 350, the report says. The document will be presented to Schiappa, Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet, and Minister of the Interior Gerard Collomb. Schiappa initially called for the legislation in October 2017, saying that street harassment should be a punishable offence. The 34-year-old feminist is working closely with French President Emmanuel Macron, who once said that harassment could be combated by creating a "simpler verbalization procedure" so that "there is an immediate response" when it occurs.
Detroit, MI Everyone whos ever watched a Hollywood mob film has seen the scenarios in which the mobsters offer protection to local businesses in exchange for money. The scheme is called a protection racket and is usually conducted by criminals. However, as a case in Detroit illustrates, police officers have recently gotten in on the game.
Sadek Kaid, who owns a Marathon gas station in northwest Detroit called police last month to report a crime in progress which was taking place inside his store. An irate customer, who was upset with the price of an item, lost it and began smashing up the store and throwing items off the shelves.
Kaid called 911.
Several minutes passed and Kaid never received a response, so, he hit redial and called back. Still, nothing.
The customer smashed up Kaids store for nearly an hour and police never showed up.
The dispatcher said, Its because you dont have the Green Light, Kaid said, according to Detroit News. The customer was in here destroying the store, throwing everything off the shelves. He was here for almost an hour before he left. When the police finally came, they told us the Green Light locations get priority.
As the Detroit News reports, businesses pay between $4,000 and $6,000 to join Project Green Light, a program that allows police to monitor businesses video surveillance feeds in real time. The cost covers installation of high-definition cameras and lighting. There also is a monthly fee of up to $150 for cloud-based video storage.
For paying the cops the exorbitant fees to essentially let police spy on them 24/7, businesses get Priority 1 status on calls to 911. Now, the businesses who cant afford to pay the mafia police for protection are getting left out in the cold.
Its not fair, said Abdo Nagi, owner of a 76 gas station on Grand River on Detroits west side that is not part of the program, according to the News. We should all be equal. I pay high taxes already. Now I have to pay extra to get the police to come?
Dont get me wrong: If someone has a weapon and we call the police, they get here fast, Nagi said. But with other things, it takes a long time. There were kids in here beating up another kid last ye...
Last weekend, residents of Hawaii were terrified when they were abruptly awakened by a message on their phones and televisions warning them that a missile was inbound and that they should seek shelter immediately. For 38 long minutes, residents were certain that they were about to die. Few were prepared.
For some, the panic was so intense that they were shoving their children into storm drains, screaming, and crying. One man suffered a massive heart attack. (Heres how to prepare a shelter to go to in the event of a real missile warning.)
Defense One is a website that analyzes U.S. defense and national security issues. In a recent article, they delved into what the damage would have really looked like if a missile struck Honolulu, the most likely target in Hawaii.
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Trump and Erdogan oppose peace in Syria. Both support war and regime change.
Theyre enemies of Syrian sovereign independence, vying with each other for control over northern Syrian territory flagrantly violating international law.
Neither leader can be trusted. Washington wants dominance over all other nations. Turkey under Erdogan want northern Iraqi and Syrian territory annexed, especially their oil-rich areas.
On Tuesday, Trump and Erdogan spoke by phone. Their administrations differ on what was discussed.
Erdogan reportedly told Trump to stop arming Syrian YPG Kurdish fighters and end support for the Kurdistan Workers Party, the Syrian Democratic Union Party, and YPG militants.
Trump reportedly told Erdogan to avoid military operations in areas where US forces are based.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said (t)hose who support the (Kurdish) terrorist organization will become a target in this battle.
The United States needs to review its soldiers and elements giving support to terrorists on the ground in a way to avoid a confrontation with Turkey.
Green lighting Turkish cross-border aggression in Kurdish northern Syrian territory appears a step toward Washington abandoning them, betraying an ally of convenience, jettisoning them when other priorities take precedence reflecting longstanding US practice.
It has interests, not allies. It wants control over northern and southern Syrian territory, the country partitioned, Assad ousted, a US controlled puppet replacing him.
Kurds were recruited and armed for this purpose. Washington wants Turkish support for the same objective.
Pentagon spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway said if Kurdish fighters carry out military operations of any kind that are not specifically focused on ISIS (Washington created and supports), they will not have coalition support, adding:
If we observe scenarios in which that equipment is used for other purposes, we are going to take appropriate action that could include cutting off military assistance to them.
Erdogan spokesman Ibrahim Kalin slammed the Trump administration, saying:
Earlier (it) promised that the PYD and YPG will abandon its positions in the S...
Syrian government forces have found Israeli-made landmines, toxic materials and munitions left behind by ISIS terrorists in the countrys eastern province of Deir ez-Zor. According to Syrias official news agency SANA, the army made the [...]
A British broadcaster doggedly tried to put words into the academic's mouth. My first introduction to Jordan B. Peterson, a University of Toronto clinical psychologist, came by way of an interview that began trending on social media last week. Peterson was pressed by the British journalist Cathy Newman to explain several of his controversial views. But what struck me, far more than any position he took, was the method his interviewer employed. It was the most prominent, striking example I've seen yet of an unfortunate trend in modern communication. First, a person says something. Then, another person restates what they purportedly said so as to make it seem as if their view is as offensive, hostile, or absurd.
Former Mayor, U.S. Congressman, and famous peace advocate Dennis Kucinich formally announced his run for Governor of the state of Ohio on January 17, 2018.
With current Governor John Kasich stepping down due to term limit constraints, leaving a trail of lost jobs, economic stagnation, crumbling infrastructure, police state measures, and environmental destruction in his wake, the Governors race is a little crowded in the scramble to fill the position.
However, while the other candidates are traditional conservative and liberal special interest puppets, Kucinich has now thrown his hat into the ring as well.
Known nationally for being one of the few congressmen who voted against the Iraq war and the PATRIOT Act, opposed Free Trade, ran for President twice, and opposed Americas disastrous imperialism in Libya and Syria as well as a number of attempts at war with Iran, Kucinich is well-known in Ohio for his refusal to sell city-owned utilities to private companies.
The same person, battle scars and all, is before you today, with a wealth of experience, no less ready to stand up, to speak out, to take on corrupt interests on behalf of the people of Ohio, ready to be the voice that bridges left and right, a clear voice unafraid to call things like I see them, Kucinich said.
Kucinich is framing his campaign around the slogan #PowerToWeThePeople and has already released a number of platform points that include rebuilding Ohios Infrastructure, increasing the minimum wage, protecting public ownership, creating a state-run broadband company that would compete with private providers and effectively create net neutrality. Kucinich is also advocating for a universal healthcare option for the state.
Kucinich is decidedly pro medical marijuana and opposed to the disastrous drug war. Ohio will protect its constitutional right to dispense medical marijuana. We will broaden the conversation towards decriminalization, legalization...
Part 1 In Donbass, people are once again speaking of an impending war with Ukraine. Rumors of war spread throughout the people's republics from time to time, usually twice a year, but the current deterioration of the situation on the front bodes something far beyond a "seasonal escalation." If alarmist forecasts are confirmed, then we will see not only more provocations by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, but full-scale combat operations entailing the prospect of drawing Russian and NATO armed forces into the conflict. In other words, what was successfully avoided in Syria, i.e., a collision between Russian and American troops, could very well happen in Donbass. The latest spark that could ignite war between the Kiev regime and the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (and possibly both sides' respective allies) is the law on "reintegrating" Donbass adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on January 18th. This event coincides not only with the delivery of lethal offensive weapons to Ukraine by the United States (at the expense of the American budget) and Canada, but also with the Kiev regime's concentration of all its available coercive resources at the borders of the DPR and LPR. Thus, the legal, military, strategic, and technological preconditions for a full-scale war are being prepared. All that remains is waiting for the appropriate political conditions, and also suitable weather conditions for Ukrainian troops to go on the offensive.
For the first time since 2007, the number of registered lobbyists along with federal lobbying expenditures went up, reversing annual declines in both registrations and spending that began a decade ago.
In all, $3.34 billion was spent on federal lobbying last year, up 6 percent from $3.15 billion a year ago. The increase comes after lobbying expenditures had declined five of the past six years spending rose less than 1 percent the other year.
The 6-percent increase is the largest one-year bump since 2008, former President George W. Bushs final year in office. A crackdown on lobbying by the Obama administration curtailed years of free spending, which rose from $1.6 billion in 2000 to a record $3.5 billion in 2010.
Until 2017, the number of registered lobbyists had dropped each of the past 10 years, from a record 14,827 in 2007 to a 20-year low of 11,169 in 2016.
Last year, 11,444 registered lobbyists appeared in quarterly reports filed with Congress. Those reports include basic information on spending, issues and entities lobbied, usually with vague language and broad strokes.
A fourth-quarter report by Kevin Kayes of QGA Public Affairs, for instance, said the firm was paid $37,500 by U.S. Steel to lobby on trade law e...
History is philosophy teaching by examples. ~Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War
Human consciousness and the ability to understand that which really occurred in the past, is a skill that many people have little experience with mastering. Scholarship and researching the yesteryear relies upon analyzing accounts of others and is usually based on chronicles written centuries ago. Most of the original evidence used in writing the accounts may be lost, based upon oral myths or accurate translations of vanished languages. Even when the original sources are impeccable in their authenticity or go unquestioned in the ivory towers of academic scrutiny, the crucial question still remains, Was It So? Attempts to provide definitive proof, when it comes to explaining political events, relies more often on the art of understanding the connection among factions, based within the context of their intended agendas then smoking gun documents.
At the offset, the axiom that history is written by the victors, applies more to the popular culture than just to stories of military campaigns. Control of the perception of current events is the first stage for formulating the narrative, which will be accepted as the initial draft of history. The means upon which societies are manipulated have more to do with defining acceptable reports, using fictional circumstances and conclusions, then the butt of a rifle.
Yet, the distracted public mostly views history as recounts of war and power politics. The popularity of television channels like the History Channel, H2, AHC and the subjects that air nearly 24/7, provide a version...
Part of the East Village was once considered Ukrainian-town. Chain brands started dyeing its ethnic roots slowly at first. But Tom Birchard, whose family owns Veselka -- the 24-hour Ukrainian diner on the corner of 2nd avenue at 9th street, says things seem to be disappearing an increasing pace. Three generations of Birchards have kept Veselka alive, but Tom says a small piece of his heart breaks each time he sees a local business get pushed out by a corporate brand. And it has been breaking a lot. Perhaps no one has done as much to document the cultural, if not historic bleaching of New York neighborhoods than Jeremiah Moss, the man behind Vanishing New York, a blog that passionately gives voices to institutions that may not have landmark status, but are crucial strands in the cultural fabric of our lives. Strands he feels are being torn out at an alarming pace. Jeremiah says it is almost like a mass extinction event in which different species are just dropping like flies.
Still unknown to much of the U.S. population is the fact that they reside within a Constitution-Free Zone, as it has been dubbed by the ACLU for many years.
In fact, it is estimated that 200 million people (2/3 of the populace) are likely to have their 4th Amendment protections completely disregarded by border patrol, as well as to encounter other routine violations unbecoming to a land of the free.
The entire state of Maine, for example, lies within a 100-mile region that extends inward from all borders of the nation as shown in the image below.
This reality appears to be crystallizing with more of Maines residents, as daily citizenship checks have begun to spread to buses across the state, according to a report from Maine Public:
The U.S. Border Patrol is running daily citizenship checks on buses traveling from Fort Kent toward the states interior and making periodic checks on buses originating in Bangor.
Our purpose for boarding any conveyances, a bus specifically in this case, would be to question anybody anybody about their right to be or remain in the United States, whether they are an alien or not, says Heibert (chief patrol officer). Thats kind of the gist of it. We would have to have a reasonable suspicion to think that somebody isnt a citizen to continue questioning. (emphasis added)
This type of fishing expedition flies directly in the face of the 4th Amendment which guarantees that The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath of affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Nevertheless, the Constitution-Free Zone, while not an official designation, has been upheld in principle by federal judges who the ACLU argue are reinforcing an outdated concept that was never gi...
Home Depot was the latest US corporation to announce Trump tax cut bonuses to their employees on Thursday morning. According to FOX Business Network 241 COMPANIES HAVE NOW ANNOUNCED BONUSES TO EMPLOYEES THANKS TO THE TRUMP TAX CUTS. Over 2 million US employees will receive bonuses or raises this year thanks to the Trump tax cuts. But Democrats don't like the bonuses going to working Americans. Earlier this month House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) trashed the bonuses. She said $1,000 bonuses are just crumbs.
Internet users are posting videos that show Google products refusing to answer questions about Christian figures, when the same products have no problem answering similar question about other religions and deities. In a Facebook live video uploaded Wednesday, television producer and author David Sams asked his Google Home personal assistant a simple question: "Who is Jesus?" "Sorry, I don't know how to help with that yet," the smart audio assistant replied. Sams then asked the same question about God, and received a similar answer. "Sorry, I can't help with that yet," Google Home answered.
Caucasian hip-hop megastar Eminem continued his unprovoked attacks on President Donald Trump in an interview with Billboard magazine, saying that a piece of excrement a turd more specifically would have been a superior president had it won in 2016.
I know that Hillary had her flaws, but you know what? Anything would have been better [than Trump]. A fking turd would have been better as a president, Eminem told Billboard.
The 45-year-old rapper has repeatedly criticized Trump since the election, going so far as releasing a freestyle music video during the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Hip Hop Awards, calling him a kamikaze that will probably cause a nuclear holocaust.
In November 2017, Eminem expressed frustration that the president did not comment on the video, complaining that I feel like hes not paying attention to me. I was kind of waiting for him to say something, and for some reason, he didnt say anything.
He made these people feel like he was really going to do something for them, Eminem said in the interview. Its just so fking disgusting how divisive his language is, the rhetoric, the Charlottesville st, just watching it going, I cant believe hes saying this.
Eminem has apologized in the past for using the n-word in older tracks, where he once refers to that ni**** shit and told listeners not to date a black girl because they are dumb, and white girls are good chicks.
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WikiLeaks, the transparency organization known for publishing leaked documents that threaten the powerful, finds itself under pressure like never before, as does its editor-in-chief, Julian Assange. Now the fight to silence WikiLeaks is not only being waged by powerful government figures but also by the media, including outlets and organizations that have styled themselves as working to protect whistleblowers. As Part I of this investigative series revealed, Pierre Omidyar - eBay billionaire and PayPal's long-time owner - holds considerable sway over several journalists and organizations that once championed WikiLeaks but now work for the Omidyar-owned publication, The Intercept. Thanks to his deep ties to the U.S. government and his own long-standing efforts to undermine the organization, Omidyar is using his influence to bring renewed pressure to WikiLeaks as it continues to publish sensitive government information. However, Pierre Omidyar is not the only PayPal-linked billionaire with strong government connections and a dislike for WikiLeaks. Peter Thiel, who once compared writers at Gawker to Al Qaeda after they wrote about his sexuality, is a close confidant of Donald Trump - who, as president, continues to crack down on whistleblowers (even denying them bail) and whose administration has named arresting WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange a top priority. Comment: The Trump admin seems to have recently changed its views on Assange and now recognizes WikiLeaks as a valid media organization protected by the First Amendment: Trump admin paves the way for release of Julian Assange by closing eight year long grand jury proceedings Thiel is a perfect companion for the Trump administration in this regard - having, through his management of a top government technology contractor, overseen the creation of a "pre-crime" algorithm that targets would-be whistleblowers. Not only that, but that very contractor once created a plan challenging "the WikiLeaks threat," a plan that displays some frightening similarities to current efforts to silence or discredit the organization and its famous editor.
Have you ever noticed that regardless of much sleep you managed to get at night, you always seem to wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Do you know that your spouse isnt a morning person but youve never quite understood why? Experts say there is actually a scientific explanation for morning grouchiness!
Penelope A Lewis, neuroscientist, and author of The Secret World of Sleep stated, Basic perceptions of the world are subtly changed when youre overtired. People are worse at guessing what smells are and less likely to notice sour tastes. There are also subtle problems with hearing and vision. Evidence suggests that tiredness can lead us to see the world through a negative filter. We are more likely to perceive perfectly neutral facial expressions as negative, and we are less likely to appreciate humor. It isnt clear why this happens, but one set of studies suggests that the specific region of the frontal lobe that usually filters negative feelings is impaired from lack of sleep.Source: Bradley Gauthier
The first 5-20 minutes right after your first wakeup is referred to as the sleep inertia phase. This is the period where you are working through your initial grogginess and transitioning into the wakeful state that you will feel for the rest of the day. It is during this phase that our perceptions are, as Lewis stated, altered.
For some people, this grouchiness is something that is only experienced once in a while, brought on from a lack of sleep, feelings of being overtired, stress or busy schedules. These feelings are conditional, and when the conditions are improved, so too will your mood. Pay attention to which days you feel this grouchiness most often, and what may have been happening the night before. Did you stay up later than usual? Are you in the middle of a major project at work?
Understanding these triggers will help you to adjust your approach moving forward. If staying up until midnight makes you grouchy, for example, adjust your schedule to get to bed earlier. If you are stressed over a specific project, try to be patient with yourself. This is a tempor...
Novel research reveals that blocking exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) produces significant symptom changes in 90% of patients with autoimmune disease. No longer can it be ignored that manmade electromagnetic radiation poses innumerable risks to human health Concerns about electromagnetic fields (EMF) are branded pseudoscientific conspiracy theories and relegated to the realm of tin-hat wearing quackery. However, a recent publication in the peer-reviewed journal Immunologic Research entitled "Electrosmog and Autoimmune Disease," sheds new light on the validity of concerns about this so-called electrosmog with which we are constantly inundated. Although we encounter natural microwave electromagnetic radiation in the form of cosmic radiation from outer space, the aurora borealis, and thunderstorms, the vast majority of electrosmog that we encounter is largely manmade (1). These atmospheric phenomena, however, emit electromagnetic radiation at lower radio frequencies and are negligibly weak in comparison to manmade sources, which have increased exponentially due to the emergence of television, cellular phone technologies, and WiFI, all of which utilize microwave frequency bands (1).
So, youve found that perfect woman, the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. Some say that finding her is the hardest part, however, the real work has just begun!
Relationships arent easy. They require a lot of hard work, patience, dedication, and devotion. In order to stand the test of time, you will both need to give 110% and be prepared for challenges along the way. Throughout the course of your relationship, there will be good times, and there will be some challenging ones. So long as you stand strong together and make an effort to put your partner first, you will be on the path to establish a happy and healthy relationship.Source: joel carter | Pexels
When you enter into a relationship, you are a team. Show your woman that she can count on you to always be by her side by supporting her in everything that she does, and every situation that she faces. Encourage her, back her up, and show up when she needs you most, both physically and mentally.
Her friends and family are the most important people in her life, people whose opinion she highly values. If you want to show her that you can truly fit into her life long-term, make an effort to get along with friends and family, developing healthy relationships with them. Show her that the people who are important to her are also important to you.
If you currently live with your woman, it is important that you step up and take care of your share of the household chores. It is unfair to burden her with the bulk of the work, and you dont want to give her the impression that you see her as your maid or servant. Showing her that you are willing to take on an even workload demonstrates your commitment to be a team.
The human body is an elaborate and complex machine, involving a number of different systems all working carefully in sync with one another. It is this complexity that makes the topic of overall well-being slightly challenging to define. Not only must one focus on their physical health, ensuring that their body is operating in optimal condition, but we must also consider our mental, emotional and spiritual health all factors that work together in order to create a single, unified being.
You will come across many blogs and articles that discuss the specifics, for example, what steps can you take to improve your heart health, or how can you tweak your daily habits to promote better digestive health, but there is a bigger overall picture to consider. In order to lead a happy, healthy life you need to discover the necessary balance of all factors in your life. This is a tall order, and certainly isnt going to happen overnight! However, you can start taking steps today to improve your health and direct your life onto a beneficial path.Photo by Christopher Campbell on Unsplash
The first thing you should consider if you are looking to improve your overall health and well being is the fuel that you are putting into your system. Eating a balanced diet including all the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body requires will set you up to be successful in all other efforts to focus on your health. Include a variety of different fruits and vegetables, trying to eat something from each of the different colors of the rainbow, for example, green foods may include spinach or asparagus, while orange foods includes carrots.
Once you have your nutrition in order, it is time to focus on the next biggest overall topic your level of physical activity. While you dont have to go running a marathon tomorrow or make plans to scale Mount Everest, adding some...
Police are treating the deaths of the billionaire couple who worked in Haiti with the Clinton Foundation as murder. Before their deaths, Barry Sherman and his wife were under investigation for a liberal fundraiser scandal. Sherman [...]
One reason Democrats seem so fixated on importing illegal immigrants and allowing their children to stay and become citizens may be the exodus from high-tax and traditionally Democratic states. Anecdotal evidence is usually not helpful in determining trends, but when stories begin to accumulate and sound the same attention must be paid. Two friends of mine, who are longtime California residents, recently decided to move from that highly taxed state to states with lower taxes. As much as they love California, they tell me, they can no longer afford to live there. United Van Lines' National Movers Study has for more than 40 years tracked which states people are moving to and from. This should - and probably has - received attention from Democrats. The Washington Free Beacon has analyzed the data and found people are leaving Illinois, New Jersey (where the new Democratic governor has promised to raise taxes) and New York, among other high-tax states. Sixty-three percent of outbound moves were from Illinois and New Jersey. New York (61 percent), Connecticut (57 percent) and Massachusetts (56 percent) rounded out the top five. It is hardly coincidental that these states are mostly controlled by Democrats. Illinois, with its Republican governor, is the lone exception, though the state remains heavily blue.
Cryptocurrencies have the opportunity to be used like any other currency or any other medium over time, according to Steve Papermaster, CEO of the real-time molecular data company Nano. Talking to RT on the sidelines of the Davos Economic Forum, he said bitcoin is "no more a passing fad than the Internet was a passing fad."
Former Clinton campaign chair John Podesta has outlined plans to implement a controversial eugenics program in order to depopulate the planet. Writing for the Washington Post, Podesta claims that reducing the worlds population is not [...]
Billionaire investor George Soros has described the most popular cryptocurrency bitcoin as a bubble, and said it represents a safe haven for authoritarian regimes. "Normally when you have a parabolic curve, eventually it has a very sharp break," Soros said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, as quoted by Bloomberg.
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Candace Conti says the church failed to protect her from a predatory pedophile, which Jehovahs Witnesses has denied.
Translated from RTL TV in the Netherlands today:
An independent investigation must be conducted as soon as possible into sexual child abuse in the Jehovahs Witnesses. This is what victims are demanding today from Minister Dekker of Legal Protection. Steve is one of the victims, he noticed that the church covered up, helping perpetrators: While elders should have told victims to go to the police, that is also in the Bible.
In two months time there were 151 reports of child sexual abuse by Jehovahs Witnesses in the Netherlands.
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has warned that President Donald Trump poses a grave danger to the New World Order during a dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Soros told guests that he believes Trump [...]
Compelling research shows that the more time you spend sitting, the shorter and less healthy your life will tend to be, thanks to the negative impacts on your cardiovascular and metabolic function. Even the World Health Organization lists inactivity as the fourth biggest killer of adults worldwide, responsible for 9 percent of premature deaths.1 For example, one 2012 meta-analysis2 found those who sat the longest on a daily basis were twice as likely to have diabetes or heart disease, compared to those who sat the least. Importantly, findings reveal that prolonged sitting is an independent risk factor for poor health and early death, meaning these risks apply even if you're fit and maintain a regular workout schedule. For example, one study3found that six hours of uninterrupted sitting effectively counteracted the positive health benefits of a whole hour of exercise.
Heavy snow and unusual, extreme cold weather in January has cut off thousands from major transport routes in Morocco's High and Middle Atlas regions, raising the risk of food shortages and dangerous living conditions for the affected communities. The combination of heavy snow and temperatures dropping as low as -5 C has caused water supply shortages, power outages, lack of heating and damage to homes. As food supplies dwindle farmers have reported loss of livestock, prompting a surge in food prices. More than 100 volunteers and staff from the Moroccan Red Crescent have been deployed to central mountainous provinces to provide emergency transport and medical assistance as well as to distribute food, blankets and supplies. The Moroccan Red Crescent assistance is part of the Government's response to support 700,000 people affected by the cold wave.
California-based Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) have issued a report detailing how 5,700 U.S. children suffer seizures annually as a direct result of the MMR vaccine. Their findings, published in the BMJ, are derived from results [...]
A Baltimore Grand Jury has indicted a ninth Baltimore police officer on corruption charges after footage emerged of him planting drugs on a crime scene in July, CNN reported Thursday.
Officer Richard Pinheiro, 29, is one of nine former officers to be indicted on racketeering or evidence tampering charges throughout the past year. The rash of corruption scandals culminated this week with the firing of Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, as well as the resignation of two of his top subordinates. Pinheiro maintains that he did nothing wrong and was merely re-enacting the recovery of drugs for his body camera, CNN reported.
Officer Pinheiro simply tried to document the recovery of evidence with his body-worn camera that he had previously recovered, Pinheiros attorney Michael Davey told the Baltimore Sun. This is just another overreach by the Baltimore States Attorneys Office, and an attempt to prosecute a police officer when theres no evidence to do so.
Supporting Pinheiros claim is the fact that the practice of re-enacting crime scenes was rampant within the BPD before former-Commissioner Davis ordered officers to stop in August. Pinheiro would be the second officer specifically convicted of planting drugs, however, as his former colleague Wayne Earl Jenkins, 37, was indicted in early December. (RELATED: WATCH: Baltimore Officer Plants Heroin On Crime Scene)
The other seven officers were members of the Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF). Former Detective Maurice Ward testified against the group Tuesday, saying the GTTF would routinely carry BB guns in their vehicles just in case they needed to plant one on a crime scene. Ward testified to other shocking...
Ramzan Kadyrov has said that President Vladimir Putin stayed true to his pledge to support Muslims in Russia and around the world, adding that Western policies have only brought war and destruction to Islamic nations. In a new message posted on the Telegram social network, Kadyrov thanked Putin for his support to Chechen Muslims. He wrote that Putin was fulfilling his promise to protect religious freedom and equality for all major confessions in Russia. In addition, Kadyrov said that such policies were further proof that the Russian Federation is a reliable partner for all Muslim nations. "These are not just words, Vladimir Putin has constantly proven that he is fulfilling his promises. While the United States and their allies are bringing wars and destruction to the Muslim world, Russia is consistently defending the interests of the Islamic nations and peoples," the Chechen leader wrote.
A declassified CIA report from 1986 details a Deep State plot to destabilize Syria as part of a plan to take control of the Middle East. The report details the agencys purposely provocative analysis of the [...]
The drama which is unfolding in northern Syria is truly an almost ideal case to fully assess how weak and totally dysfunctional the AngloZionist Empire has really become. Let's begin with a quick reminder. The US-Israeli goals in Syria were really very simple. As I have already mentioned in a past article, the initial AngloZionist plan was to overthrow Assad and replace him with the Takfiri crazies (Daesh, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS - call them whatever you want). Doing this would achieve the following goals: Bring down a strong secular Arab state along with its political structure, armed forces and security services.Create total chaos and horror in Syria justifying the creation of a "security zone" by Israel not only in the Golan, but further north.Trigger a civil war in Lebanon by unleashing the Takfiri crazies against Hezbollah.Let the Takfiris and Hezbollah bleed each other to death, then create a "security zone", but this time in Lebanon.Prevent the creation of a Shia axis Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon.Breakup Syria along ethnic and religious lines.Create a Kurdistan which could then be used against Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.Make it possible for Israel to become the uncontested power broker in the Middle-East and forces the KSA, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and all others to have to go to Israel for any gas or oil pipeline project.Gradually isolate, threaten, subvert and eventually attack Iran with a wide regional coalition of forces.Eliminate all center of Shia power in the Middle-East. With the joint Russian-Iranian military intervention, this plan completely collapsed. For a while, the USA tried to break up Syria under various scenarios, but the way the Russian Aerospace forces hammered all the "good terrorists" eventually convinced the AngloZionists that this would not work. The single biggest problem for the Empire is that while it has plenty of firepower in the region (and worldwide), it cannot deploy any "boots on the ground". Being the Empire's boots on the ground was, in fact, the role the AngloZionists had assigned to the Takfiri crazies (aka Daesh/IS/ISIS/al-Qaeda/al-Nusra/etc/), but that plan failed. The only US allies left in the region are Israel and Saudi Arabia. The problem with them is that, just like the USA themselves, these countries do not have ground forces capable of actually deploying inside Syria and taking on not only the Syrian military, but the much more capable Iranian and Hezbollah forces. Murdering civilians is really the only thing the Israelis and Saudis are expert in, at least on the ground (in the skies the Israeli Air Force is a very good one). Enter the Kurds.
This month, the Israeli government announced that activists affiliated with 20 organizations, including my organization Codepink, would be banned from entering Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories because of our support for the nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights.
As a Jew, this causes me tremendous sadness because I have a lifetime attachment to Israel and Palestine. It also deepens my commitment to working for peace and equality for all the peoples of the region.
I first went to Israel 50 years ago, right after the June 1967 war. I was 16 years old and spent the summer living on the kibbutz Ein Gedi, right on the Dead Sea. I loved the kibbutz, where I learned about farming, communal living and socialism (yes, it was a socialist kibbutz at the time). I also learned, however, about the contempt and racism many Jews exhibited towards Palestinians and other Arabs.
I made friends with Arabs who taught me how the Jewish state had dispossessed Palestinians from their lands during Israels establishment, created millions of refugees who were not allowed to return, and denied basic rights to the Palestinians who remained as second-class citizens.
Over the years, I have stood in solidarity with both Palestinians and Israelis trying to build a truly democratic nation. I co-founded the group Global Exchange, which has been taking delegations to the region since 1990. Unlike most trips organized by US groups, these trips take people to meet Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. They work together in the olive harvest, join efforts to stop Palestinian homes from being demolished by Israels ever-expanding illegal settlements, and meet with Israelis who defend Palestinian rights.
In 2002, Jodie Evans and I founded the women-led peace group Codepink, to stop the war in Iraq. Along with protesting the USs ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, and other aspects of militarism, we have incorporated the Palestinian struggle for freedom into our agenda.
After the horrific 2009, 2012 and 2014 Israeli bombings of Gaza, we took hundreds of people to the beleaguered Gaza Strip to witness the devastating human suffering and bring critical humani...
The British government are paving the way to allow Julian Assange to walk free from the Ecuadorian embassy on February 6th without fear of arrest. A British tribunal are set to rule on lifting the [...]
The Israeli PM has a corruption problem. Or does he? Recent allegations of graft seem to have been downplayed by western journalists who appear intent upon supporting him. Is there more to the allegations than is being reported? One of the quirks of the Middle East is the role of the western media acting almost like a parallel world power, producing critical analysis for an international audience to hold Arab regimes to account. Or at least that's the theory. The theory falls flat on its face in the case of Israel, a country often referred to as the 'only democracy in the Middle East,' which in reality could teach Arab tyrants a thing or two about how to run a brutal, authoritarian regime. This includes silencing or manipulating the fourth estate. Street protests have entered their eighth week in Israel over the sheer scale of graft allegedly perpetrated by the prime minister himself. But why does the West not give the subject the attention it is due, given that Israel is America's strongest ally in the region and, at least, the highest recipient of US military aid in the world? For no sooner does Netanyahu escape one corruption investigation - even creating new laws to guarantee himself immunity - another one pops up.
A video of a woman who says that she "cannot deal with this fear anymore" has been removed by YouTube. The woman, called "Mona Maja" recorded the video to say how migration has changed her country and how the media is pretending that everything is normal. She says, "There are women being stabbed. Our men are beaten up, teenagers are beaten up, and everything is going down the drain". The video has been uploaded for a second time and is gaining a lot of attention:
The European Court of Justice has been considering whether organisms obtained by mutagenesis are exempt from the EU's Genetically Modified Organisms Directive. That might sound esoteric or gobbledygook but both pro- and anti-GMO camps are keenly awaiting the outcome as many believe it will determine the legal status in the EU of the "new genetic engineering techniques". It almost certainly won't but it might set the stage - or one of them. These techniques are usually and erroneously lumped together and called gene (more properly genome) editing; chief of which is the much vaunted - some might say irresponsibly over hyped and promoted - CRISPR-Cas. Together with "synthetic biology" they make up what has been called GMO 2.0 and are seen by proponents and opponents as the future - direction and/or battleground - of genetic engineering in food and farming.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis is a Marine's Marine and a respected military scholar. Yet his recent remarks to reporters about US conduct around the world smack of either hypocrisy or woeful misinformation. Mattis is visiting Indonesia and Vietnam this week, as part of a US effort to expand alliances in the Asia-Pacific region. On his way over to Jakarta on Monday, he held a "press gaggle" on board the plane and, according to transcripts provided by the Pentagon, said this: I think that what we're looking for is a world where we solve problems, and we don't shred trust. We don't militarize features in the middle of international waters. We don't invade other countries, in Russia's case Georgia, Ukraine. That we settle things by international rule of law, you know, this sort of thing. Mattis was elaborating on the new US National Defense Strategy, which prioritized "inter-state strategic competition," over terrorism and called out Russia and China as "revisionist powers"threatening the "free and open international order" created by the US and its allies after World War II.
While brazenly accusing Russia of complicity in chemical attacks on Syrian soil, the US is 10 years behind on its pledge to eliminate its own - and world's largest - chemical weapons stockpile, Moscow has reminded Washington. The Russian Foreign Ministry called out the hypocrisy of the US in its approach to the issue of non-proliferation on Thursday, arguing that the genuine goal of the new Washington-led 'International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons' forum is to undermine the decades-old non-proliferation principles by promoting an anti-Syrian agenda in the UN. Pointing out that it was Washington that insisted on setting an "unrealistically ambitious timeline for the global elimination of chemical weapons stockpiles" by 2007, the ministry noted that although Russia and later Syria have eventually destroyed their arsenals, the US is lagging behind.
Lightning has killed 16 head of cattle in Chipili District in Luapula Province. Chipili Town Council Chairperson Isaac Kafwimbi says the animals owned by five farmers of Mukanga Village in Chieftainess Mwenda's Chiefdom died on the spot after being struck by lightning in a communally owned kraal. Mr Kafwimbi says the people of Chipili are still in shocked from the accident. He says it is sad that at the time when farmers in the district are making efforts to start keeping cattle such an accident can happen. Mr Kafwimbi has since called on government through the office of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit to find means of helping the affected farmers.
US President Donald Trump's administration has unveiled a sweeping new immigration plan to Congress that offers 1.8 million young unauthorized immigrants known as "Dreamers" a path to citizenship over 10-12 years. In a comprehensive reform that will be formally presented next week, Trump also asked Congress Thursday to eliminate the popular "green card lottery" program and severely restrict family immigration, steps analysts say could cut in half the more than one million foreign-born people moving to the country annually. And in the name of halting illegal immigration, he has also demanded Congress budget $25 billion for a "trust fund" for constructing a wall on the US-Mexico border -- a major plank of Trump's White House campaign. "The Department of Homeland Security must have the tools to deter illegal immigrants; the ability to remove individuals who illegally enter the United States, and the vital authorities necessary to protect national security," a senior White House official told journalists. The White House's offer of a path to citizenship for the Dreamers was much wider than expected. Earlier it had suggested it was only open to granting citizenship to the 690,000 young immigrants registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. But in exchange, Trump was asking Congress to make future legal immigration more difficult -- and to shore up the Homeland Security Department's toolbox and funding to crack down on the overall population of unauthorized immigrants, estimated at some 11 million, including Dreamers.
US President Donald Trump said he would apologize for retweeting Islamophobic videos by far-right group Britain First if he was asked to, adding he is "often the least racist person" anyone could ever meet. The president came under fire in November after sharing anti-Muslim videos from the group's deputy leader Jayda Fransen's Twitter page. Talking to ITV Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, the controversial Republican leader defended himself saying he "knew nothing" about Britain First. "If you are telling me they're horrible people, horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologize if you'd like me to do that," he told Morgan. "I know nothing about them and I know nothing about them today other than I read a little bit. "Perhaps it was a big story in Britain, perhaps it was a big story in the UK, but in the United States it wasn't a big story." He stressed the sole reason for his retweeting of the inflammatory content was to pursue his battle against Islamic terrorism.
New York, January 26, 2018--Russian authorities should immediately drop the charges against journalist Aleksandr Valov and release him from custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities on January 19 detained Valov, the editor-in-chief and founder of a local news site BlogSochi, and, two days later, charged him...
Open Society Policy Center poured $16.2 million into lobbying efforts in 2017 Liberal billionaire George Soros spent more on lobbying during President Donald Trump's first year in office than he has in any previous year, disclosure forms show. The Open Society Policy Center, a D.C.-based 501 (c)(4) nonprofit that focuses on domestic and international advocacy efforts and is a separate entity from Soros's Open Society Foundations, poured $16.2 million into lobbying throughout the entirety of 2017. Soros's group reported spending $4.6 million during the first half of 2017 on its lobbying efforts. During the third quarter, Soros added $1.25 million to the total. Most of the lobbying expenditures-$10.3 million-were spent during the fourth quarter, which spans from October 1 to December 31. Soros ramped up his efforts as the year progressed by pushing funds toward issues that have been seen as a direct attack on the deep-pocketed financier, such as Hungary's Bill on Foreign Funded Organizations (LexNGO), a crackdown on foreign-funded organizations in that country.
UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is attempting to scare the hell out of the British public by claiming that Russia could cause thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths. He said the possible mass murder [...]
Academics say they have been forced to leave the country to pursue their research interests as British universities are accused of blocking studies over fears of backlash on social media. As they come under increasing attack from online activists, some of the country's leading academics have accused universities of putting their reputations before their responsibility to defend academic freedom. Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, they claim that university ethics committees are now "drifting into moral vanity" by vetoing research in areas that are seen as "politically incorrect". Their comments come amid widespread concern for free speech on campuses, with the Government urging universities to do more to counter the rise of so-called safe spaces and "no-platforming".
An ochre crayon thought to have been used to draw on animal skins 10,000 years ago has been found by archaeologists. The crayon, which is just 22mm long, was discovered near the site of an ancient lake which is now covered in peat near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. An ochre pebble was found at another site on what would have been the opposite side of the lake. The area is near one of the most famous Mesolithic sites in Europe, Star Carr.
Rather than increasing the pay of female staff the BBC has decided to slash the salaries of the top male earners, in a belated attempt to tackle the broadcaster's gender pay gap crisis. Four of the BBC's top presenters - Jeremy Vine, John Humphrys, Huw Edwards and Jon Sopel - are to be the first targets of the BBC's clampdown. It is understood that under new plans being rolled out to fight off the gender pay row the that has recently dogged the broadcaster, the BBC's male stars will see their six-figure salaries slashed by up to 30 percent. Britain's oldest broadcaster came under fire after it was revealed that of its staff who earn more than 150,000, two-thirds are male. Figures exposed that BBC male staff workers earn over nine percent more than their female counterparts. Former Top Gear presenter Chris Evans was found to be the highest-earning presenter, paid between 2.2m and 2.25m in the tax year to April 2017, dwarfing the salary of the highest paid woman, Claudia Winkleman, who took home between 450,000 and 500,000. The revelations led China Editor Carrie Gracie to resign in protest at what she called a "secretive and illegal pay culture," which she detailed in an open letter published in the Times. An independent audit on gender pay was has been ordered, due to be published next week.
Syrian and Russian media reported en mass on Wednesday that in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northwest Syria, air strikes by Turkish military aircraft killed two military advisers from the United States. Full details of the report can be read here. However, since that time, the United States has come out denied the claims. "Reports of two US-Coalition members killed in Afrin are FALSE. Completely UNTRUE," said US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, from his Twitter account. His claims are most likely true as it is known that the US military has no precense in the Afrin canton where Turkish-led forces are currently invading the region to remove the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) that Ankara deems to be a terrorist organization.
A Palestinian teenager was injured in the neck on Wednesday evening when Israeli soldiers opened fire at him at the entrance of Burqa in northwestern Nablus. An official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told Ma'an that Muhyi al-Din Abed al-Rahman Salah, 16, was injured with a live bullet in the neck at the entrance of the village as Israeli soldiers "ambushed youths" in the area.
A former pharmaceutical industry official who says drug prices are too high will now be in charge of buying more medications than anyone in the world. Alex Azar, former president of the U.S. arm of Eli Lilly & Co., was confirmed Wednesday as the secretary of health and human services. In that role, he'll oversee the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates prescription drugs including those produced by his former employer. He'll also oversee Medicare and Medicaid, which together spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year on prescription medications.
Russia complies with all international sanctions regarding North Korea, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday, citing reports on Russia's alleged coal reexports to third countries. "Do not listen to unnamed source in intelligence circles. No, we do not plan to verify [these claims]. We have not heard any official statements on this. Russia is a responsible member of the international community which implements all international rules," Peskov told reporters, adding that "Russia is a responsible member of the international community that adheres to all rules and sanctions." The Kremlin's statement comes in wake of a report by Reuters that said, citing anonymous Western European sources, that North Korean coal was allegedly delivered to Japan and South Korea through Russia, violating the UN Security Council's sanctions. This is not the first time, the media accuses Russia of violation Pyongyang-related sanctions. In late December, Reuters alleged three cases when Russian tankers supplied petrochemicals to Pyongyang while transferring cargos at sea, citing two anonymous senior Western European security sources. Moscow, however, strongly denied the allegations.
A 38-year-old man in Chicago is attempting to escape punishment for sexually assaulting three young girls by claiming he's a "9-year-old trapped in an adult's body." This is where we're at now as a society. From the Chicago Tribune: A Chicago man accused of sexually assaulting three young girls told prosecutors he considered himself a boy in a man's body, according to Cook County court documents. Joseph Roman, 38, is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault stemming from repeated attacks on three girls who were 6 to 8 years old at the time, according to prosecutors. Roman was a friend of the girls' families at the time of the attacks between 2015 and January of this year. During a hearing Wednesday, prosecutors said Roman admitted to some of the attacks and told Chicago police "he is a 9-year-old trapped in an adult's body." He was ordered held without bail. As a progressive liberal, I think we can all agree this defense is bulletproof and prosecutors should immediately drop all charges (not to mention apologize for their bigotry by charging him in the first place). Anyone who disagrees is a trans-age-o-phobe.
Facebook Inc. told a Senate panel that it has detected "only what appears to be insignificant overlap" between targeting of ads and content promoted by a pro-Kremlin Russia group and by the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. The social-media company said it "does not believe it is in a position to substantiate or disprove allegations of possible collusion" between Russia and the Trump campaign, as part of a written response to questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee released Thursday evening by the panel. Facebook didn't go into further detail, saying it was willing to schedule a meeting with Senate staff to discuss the matter. Comment: Weasel words for "there's no collusion - these people are crazy". The remarks go beyond what the company told Congress during public hearings on Nov. 1 as part of probes into Russian election meddling. At that time, Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch said, "We have not seen overlap in the targeting - that was relatively rudimentary - used in the advertising that was disclosed, and any other advertiser on the site, including the Trump campaign." In responding to the Senate panel, Facebook, Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google defended their efforts to combat malicious content on their networks and touted new disclosure efforts for election-related content that should be up and running for the 2018 midterm elections.
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The second and third round of sanctions were directly inspired by CIA reports that Donald Trump ordered before making decisions.
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Both George W. Bush and Barack Obama deployed drones to Pakistan as part of their counterterror strategy, without taking into account how much drone strikes are hated on a visceral level, even by people whove never seen one or seen the effects of one, to quote top U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Terrorists such as Faisal Shahzad, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev all cited the civilian casualties from drone strikes among their litany of anti-American complaints.
The inescapable truth is that you cannot bomb, kill, invade, occupy, and torture, and then expect no pushback, no retaliation, no blowback. Nor can you cynically arm or fund extremist groups to fight your official enemy and then assume tho...
Several members of the museum's staff have sent a letter protesting Rebekah Mercer's position on the board.
The news websites reported that terrorist groups' commanders held a meeting with the Israeli agents on January 23 over the expansion of Tel Aviv's military role and creation of safe zone from the Golan Heights into the depth of the two Syrian provinces of Quneitra and Dara'a. The websites added that several meetings have been held also between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Israeli representatives in early December over attacks on Hawz Yarmouk region in Western Dara'a that is under the control of ISIL-affiliated Jeish Khalid Bin Walid. The websites further said that Israel intends to drive a wedge in areas as deep as 40 km out of the occupied Golan plain to be guarded off by border forces, trained by Israeli military.
A course at Salisbury University in Maryland is using a "Pyramid of White Supremacy" to help teach students about diversity and "cultural competence." The one-credit course, "Diversity and the Self," is a required class for any student hoping to obtain an elementary education major. The pyramid ranks various concepts on different levels according to severity, with "Indifference" forming the base of the pyramid and "Genocide" residing at the top.
A partial jawbone bearing seven teeth unearthed in a cave in Israel represents what scientists are calling the oldest-known Homo sapiens remains outside Africa, showing that our species trekked out of that continent far earlier than previously known. Researchers on Thursday announced the discovery of the fossil estimated as 177,000 to 194,000 years old, and said the teeth bore telltale traits of Homo sapiens not present in close human relatives alive at the time including Neanderthals. The fossil of the left part of the upper jaw of a young adult - the person's sex remains unclear - came from Misliya Cave on Mount Carmel's western slopes about 7.5 miles (12 km) south of Haifa. Also found inside the large collapsed cave, once inhabited by humans, were blades and other stone tools that were sophisticated for the time, several hearths and burned animal bones.
When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, the jury is still out on whether or not it will be the savior of humanity by helping to make our lives easier and more peacefulor bring about a terminator-esque scenario in which humanity must fight off technology to survive. While we at TFTP remain optimistic on the outlook of AI, the story below shows there are definitely some drawbacks.
The mother of a 7-year-old girl was horrified this week when she found out that her daughter had been engaging with an AI robot online that turned the conversation sexual despite knowing she was a child.
Amy Holland, the mother of 7-year-old Gracie has since lashed out at the AI application, named Cleverbot, that allows users to chat with artificial intelligenceafter it began asking inappropriate questions and making sexual statements.
One such message read: I dare you to do something naughty to me. The machine later said to the schoolgirl that it tutches your body while kissing (sic).
It added places hand on shoulders in another text.
Gracie Hollands was then asked to do something naughty, to which she innocently replied, what like swear?
What makes this instance especially devious is that before the AI began the sexual references, it knew how old the girl was on the other end.
As you can see in the screen grabs below, the conversation started out innocent enough.
However, it quickly became predatory in nature once the AI figured out it had a child on the other end.
Gracie clearly lied about her age in the app, however, a 14-year-old girl is still a child and some check in the AI should have known not to progress the conversation to where it went next. However, that did not happen....
Fantastic frozen waterfalls have formed in northwest China after days of lingering snowfall. The incredible spectacle is seen in a valley in Xunyi County of Shaanxi Province, where it has been snowing for days. The frozen waterfalls cling closely to the three stonewalls at the end of the valley through the winding, precipitous trench. The valley is one of the Guanjiadong grottoes which are typical of the Danxia landform -- various landscapes which feature red beds and steep cliffs usually found in east, southwest and northwest China. The frozen waterfalls, formed in different shapes and sizes, look like beautiful stalactites, an uncanny workmanship of the nature attracting large number of shutterbugs and tourists.
Imagine going about your day, checking off chores when all of a sudden, you learn that a nuclear missile is headed for the state you live in. Like any person, youd grab a few items near and dear to your heart, then dive for cover.
This is exactly what tourists and residents in Hawaii were urged to do last week. After news of a missile attack was declared, people dove into storm drains and scrambled to find shelter. Shortly after, they learned that the missile attack was false and that they would all survive the day.
If you had been on the Big Island, how would you have celebrated upon learning that the attack was false? The answer for many tourists and locals in Hawaii is very clear, and we have Pornhub to thank.
Days after the incident, the internet porn giant released data showing that from the minute the missile alert went out, traffic to the website declined by nearly 80 percent in Hawaii. Perhaps the 20 percent were otherwise occupied and missed the news. Regardless, Pornhub witnessed a huge drop-off in its usual traffic levels for a Saturday. What came next, however, was unexpected.
As soon as residents and tourists learned they would not die, the website experienced a massive surge in its traffic. To educate the public, Pornhub released the chart below to display the traffic levels during the whole ordeal.
Three earthquakes hit California on Thursday, one as far south as Trabuco Canyon and a second all the way up to a spot off the coast of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A third earthquake struck near Lytle Creek, California, registering a 2.5 on the Richter scale. Trabuco Canyon, which is close to Lytle Creek, registered 4.0. Both cities are near Los Angeles. The northernmost earthquake, closest to Eureka, registered a 5.8 on the Richter scale. However, because it hit 100 miles off the coastline, the vibrations were not as strong when they reached land. ABC7 reports that residents of Ferndale, California, in Humboldt County, felt the earthquake, but there are currently no reports of damage or injuries.
Oprah Winfrey has said she will not run for US president, after rumours she could stand against Donald Trump in 2020. In an in-depth interview with InStyle magazine given three weeks before her famed Golden Globes speech, the 63-year-old talk show host said the presidency was "not something that interests me". "I actually saw a mug the other day," she told the publication, when asked about the twitter trend #Oprah2020. I thought it was a cute mug. All you need is a mug and some campaign literature and a T-shirt. I've always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it's not something that interests me. I don't have the DNA for it." Comment: She also doesn't have any credentials for the job. All she has is support from the Left and an ability to virtue signal in public.
Back in November, I described Russiagate as 'A Convention of Village Idiots Holding a Never-Ending Hunt for a Non-Existent Needle in an Ever-Expanding Haystack'. Well, it looks like the Convention might be nearing its end, not because the VI's have actually found the needle they were looking for - you can't find a non-existent needle, you see - but for another reason entirely. It's because the haystack itself was entirely the creation of the US Intelligence Agencies, the Obama Administration, the DNC, Hillary Clinton, and the Global Pravda Network (aka the mainstream media). As I said at the end of that piece: "... it looks like there are a bunch of gates that really do need investigating. Like DNCgate and Clintongate and Comeygate and FBIgate and US Intelligence Agencygate and Mainstream Mediagate. Or shall we just lump them all together and call it Elephant-in-the-Haystackgate?" And so it is. A memo has been circulating in the House Intelligence Committee which, if the words of those who have seen it are to be believed, will cause the whole Russiagate hoax to implode in on itself, revealing in its place what has always been the real collusion story.
Billionaire investor George Soros says the Trump administration is "a danger to the world," and the opposition the president has garnered will make him a "temporary phenomenon" which "will disappear in 2020 or even sooner." Comment: Is this a prediction, a threat or both? During a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, Soros, 87, who heads the Soros Fund Management and Open Society Foundations, slammed President Donald Trump and his leadership, CNBC reports. While laying into Trump, who is also in Davos for the forum, Soros mentioned the current drama unfolding between North Korea and the US. The billionaire said Trump's handling of the situation with North Korea is moving the US towards nuclear war, because it is unwilling to accept North Korea as a new nuclear power. Soros added that US actions against the small Far East country "creates a strong incentive for North Korea to develop its nuclear capacity with all possible speed." Such a rapid development could "induce the United States to use its nuclear superiority preemptively, in effect to start a nuclear war to prevent a nuclear war." Soros called this possible move by the US "a self-contradictory strategy," CNBC reports. However, Soros didn't stop there on the dangers of Trump's presidency.
The Metropolitan Police is facing fresh accusations of failing its crime victims as the number of "horrific" honor killings and forced marriages being prosecuted in London remains "appallingly" low. The police force's efficiency has once more been cast into doubt as new figures, obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, that revealed police recorded 759 honor violence crimes and 265 forced marriages in the capital between 2015 and 2017. However, just 138 people were charged with offences. The figures also revealed the prosecution rates for both crimes have dropped in the past three years. As national statistics reveal an increasing number of victims making allegations, campaign groups are now calling on the Met to review its strategy so that the crimes are adequately dealt with.
A blizzard sweeping across central and eastern China since Thursday has led to cancellations and delays of dozens of flights and high-speed train services. Up to 20 centimeters (7.87 inches) of snow had fallen by 5 a.m. Friday on southern parts of Henan province, northwest Hubei, southwestern parts of Jiangsu, northern Zhejiang province and Shanghai, according to China's Central Meteorological Administration. In Shanghai, the first heavy snow to hit the metropolis this winter forced the city's two airports, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao Airport, to cancel 138 flights - nearly 12% of scheduled flights - by 6p.m on Thursday., according to the city's airport authority. Seven more were delayed by at least two hours. Another 70 flights out of Shanghai had been cancelled by midday Friday.
The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria - with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides. Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria's border enclave of Afrin, occupied by Kurds, to drive them out, and then drive the Syrian Kurds out of Manbij further south as well. Says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, "We will destroy all terror nests, one by one, in Syria, starting from Afrin and Manbij." For Erdogan, the Kurdish YPG, the major U.S. ally in Syria, is an arm of the Kurdish PKK in Turkey, which we and the Turks have designated as a terrorist organization. While the Kurds were our most effective allies against ISIS in Syria, Turkey views them as a mortal peril and intends to deal with that threat. If Erdogan is serious, a clash with the U.S. is coming, as our Kurdish allies occupy most of Syria's border with Turkey. Moreover, the U.S. has announced plans to create a 30,000-man Border Security Force of Kurds and Arabs to keep ISIS out of Syria. Erdogan has branded this BSF a "terror army," and President Bashar Assad of Syria has called BSF members "traitors." This U.S. plan to create a BSF inside Syria, Damascus declared, "represents a blatant attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity and unity of Syria, and a flagrant violation of international law." Does not the Syrian government have a point?
President Trump on Wednesday said he is open to offering young immigrants a pathway to citizenship over 10-12 years, as long as he gets billions of dollars to pay for a border wall and other security measures. Under his forthcoming immigration plan, which will be released Monday, Trump told reporters that protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would "morph into" citizenship over that period. "We're going to morph into it. It's going to happen, at some point in the future, over a period of 10 to 12 years," he said. A senior administration official later clarified that citizenship is a "discussion point" in the plan and that young immigrants would have to meet certain conditions in order to gain it. The official added the offer only applies to the nearly 690,000 immigrants who benefit from the Obama-era DACA program that Trump cancelled last fall. Those people are allowed to live and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation.
Having accused Russia of interfering in the US 2016 election, Democrats are guilty of serious double standards, says political analyst John Griffing. They believe not in election integrity, but in winning and keeping power. Senior US Democrats in Congress are claiming that Russia is behind an online campaign to release a classified Republican memo. At the same time, a number of US Republican congressmen are calling for the release of a top secret intelligence document, as it may expose political bias against Trump in the Russia probe. Meanwhile, Americans launched a new hashtag "#NotARussianBot" on Twitter, affirming that they are real people and don't work for the Kremlin.
Though it is extremely difficult to get a clear sense of the state of the fighting between the Turkish military and the Kurds in northern Syria in the hotly contested district of Afrin, the growing impression is of a Turkish military offensive which has become bogged down. This has been a constantly recurring feature of Turkish military operations in Syria over the last two years. Though they invariably begin with confident predictions of rapid victory, in practice they quickly run into the sand as the Turkish military and its Jihadi allies struggle to overcome the resistance of the seasoned fighters of ISIS and of the Kurdish militia the YPG. The reason for these failures was discussed by me in an article published by The Duran on 19th February 2017 in which I discussed the succession of defeats inflicted on the Turkish military by ISIS over the course of the battle for the strategically important Syrian town of Al-Bab. The Turkish force that is besieging Al-Bab is comparatively small. It is also unbalanced, with barely any Turkish infantry to support the tanks, and with such Turkish infantry as is there consisting mainly of Special Forces, who are few in number and who are not generally used to support tanks. The reason for this is that for domestic political reasons President Erdogan's government is unwilling to send Turkish infantry into Syria. Turkish infantry units are generally manned by conscripts, and President Erdogan does not want to face the public opposition he might provoke if he sent young Turkish conscripts to Syria to fight the hardened veterans of ISIS and the Kurdish YPG. The result however is that the Turkish military besieging Al-Bab has to rely for infantry support on the Jihadi fighters of the so-called 'Free Syrian Army', who have proved consistently unable to stand up in a fight against any one of their enemies, be they the Syrian army, ISIS or the YPG. Pictures which have appeared of the Turkish forces which have been sent to Afrin suggest that the same pattern is repeating itself, with the forces looking excessively tank heavy and over reliant for infantry support on Turkey's local Jihadi allies who have repeatedly shown themselves incapable of standing up in actual fighting against either ISIS or the YPG.
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Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw. Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California's lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon's law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. "We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans," Calderon explained in a press release. Comment: What's wrong with a plastic straw? They don't biodegrade, difficult to recycle, leach toxic chemicals, end up in the oceans, if incinerated they put toxins into the air. This isn't just Calderon's crusade. The California cities of San Luis Obispo and Davis both passed straws-on-request laws last year, and Manhattan Beach maintains a prohibition on all disposable plastics. And up in Seattle, food service businesses won't be allowed to offer plastic straws or utensils as of July.
Israeli plans, to assassinate Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, included a plot to blow up passenger planes and football stadiums, according to an explosive new book by Israeli investigative journalist Ronen Bergman. The extensive revelations are published in, Rise and Kill First: The secret history of Israel's targeted killings. The New York Times published an extract from the book on Tuesday. According to Bergmen, when former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was defense minister, he ordered the Israeli army to shoot down a passenger plane Arafat was thought to be on. Arafat was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization at the time. Although the plan was eventually called off, it was allegedly one of a list of plans to to assassinate the Palestinian leader. Bergman spoke to hundreds of intelligence and defense officials and studied classified documents which have revealed a "hidden history, surprising even in the context of Israel's already fierce reputation." I found that since World War II, Israel has used assassination and targeted-killing more than any other country in the West, in many cases endangering the lives of civilians," Bermen wrote in the NYT, pointing to the history of debate that takes place over these issues.
We all at some point will come face to face with a truly mystical experience. However, most of us wont even notice it.
It is important to really be as present in the moment as we can be. When we get too caught up in things that dont matter we lose sight of things that are important. Mystical experiences are not something that occurs every single day so being able to spot them and truly take them in is crucial. If the following things are happening you need to really embrace your mystical experience.
Mystical experiences are supposed to expand who you are. They are supposed to fill your life even if just in that moment. They are both beautiful and full of sadness.
You have never experienced anything like what you are in this moment. Something is different even if you cant put your hand on it. Nothing feels real.
Mystical experiences can be pretty overwhelming. There isnt much you can do about this but it is good to know about it. Just because you are overwhelmed doesnt mean it is a bad thing.
You are a bit scared of what is happening. Dont get me wrong, it might be peaceful but because it is unfamiliar territory it can be a bit scary. This is nothing to be worried about though, it is not an intense fear by no means.
You are connected to all the things around you. Everything seems to be intertwined in all the best ways. This is one of the best things about a mystical experience.
Time is neverending, just a moment feels like an eternity. This I believe contributes to how overwhelming the experience is. That being said, at some point, things will speed back up.
You feel like things are not real. Your experience is almost like a dream. Reality does not make sense anymore.
The experience is one you can and do appreciate. You are going to come out better for having experienced the experience in general. This is a wonderful feeling.
You are learning to respect life in all ways. You are learning that your life and the lives around you matter more than you thought they did. This is something we all have to go through at some point or another....
Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland saltwater lake, saw a record increase of 0.4 meter in its water level last year, the highest during the past 13 years. The rise largely resulted from "unusually" abundant precipitation in the lake basin, which recorded average rainfall of 511 millimeters in 2017, 40 percent more than previous years, according to Dai Sheng, senior engineer at the provincial meteorological center. The lake's water level has grown by 2.07 meters since 2005, Dai said, adding that the current water level is equal to the level in the mid-1970s. Rising temperatures and precipitation due to climate change, as well as increasing snow melt, have contributed to continuous growth in the lake's water level, Dai said. Qinghai Lake plays an important role in the ecological security of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The lake had been shrinking since the 1950s, but the combined effects of conservation and changes to the regional climate turned things around in 2005.
By Brett TingleyJamaicas Security Minister Robert Montague is facing scrutiny this week after making a series of bizarre and mysterious claims in front of his nations parliament. Montague was giving a briefing concerning the state of security in Jamaica when he claimed that demonic forces are behind recent increases in the nations murder rate. A state of emergency was recently declared in Jamaica in response to the crime spree, and law enforcement have been busy rounding up over 200 suspects in the last week. In Montagues statement given before Parliament concerning the crime spree, the Security Minister claimed that Jamaican security forces have been discovering Satanic or otherwise occult-related altars throughout the country which indicate black magick could be at work.
According to Montague, some of the altars seem to suggest human sacrifice might be behind some of the murders:
Some people are playing with things they know nothing about and open gates they cannot close. The trend is disturbing and must be stopped. This is a...
Speaking to the character Mike Longstreet in an episode of the short lived television series Longstreet in 1971, martial artist Bruce Lee made the now famous statement about water, summarizing the concept of Wu Wei, of acting forcefully without force, or effortlessly exerting effort.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. ~Bruce Lee
As Maria Popova of Brain Pickings points out, the quote as it is lacks life context, and fails to inform us of the depth of Lees thought and his journey to this conclusion.
But the famed snippet belies the full dimensionality of the metaphor and says nothing about how Lee arrived at it. ~Maria Popova
Prior to his untimely and tragic death in 1973, Lee had created an archive of personal letters, journal entries, affirmations, training note...
Temperatures in parts of Inner Mongolia have reached -50.2 degrees Celsius, according to the Inner Mongolia Weather Bureau. The temperature of -50.2 degrees Celsius was recorded on Thursday morning in Jinhezhen, a village in the northeast of China, near its border with Russia. The village had experienced temperatures below minus 47 degrees for several days. The weather bureau said that a bout of cold weather swept into the region since the beginning of this week, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, temperatures across the region reached record lows.
The Doomsday Clock, which judges the threat to world peace and the environment, has advanced significantly, with nuclear weapons and climate change held largely responsible.
By Judy Tanner
Censorship of news is never a good thing. It might suit media corporations worried about their business model, falling circulation and losing advertising dollars, or maybe they worry about government directives and what they can and cannot say, but censorship is never a good thing. The new labels fake news, post truth era which Facebook has taken up as its cause must be balanced against the fact that Facebook is a tech company, not run by journalists, not governed by journalistic ethics. So who is minding them?
The Chilcot inquiry looked into a number of questions arising from the inaccurate reporting of the Iraq war, the failure of intelligence or as some might say, the lies Western governments told about WMDs that didnt exist and the role of the media in uncritically defending the pretext for war on Iraq. The Chilcot inquiry found many errors and damning evidence of the wrongdoings of the UK and the US governments and their allies. Hundreds of thousands of innocent people died as a result of the US attack on Baghdad and war on Iraq.
The removal of Saddam Hussein, another dictator in Western terms, did not improve the living standards of Iraqi civilians. Instead it led to the rise of a variety of terrorist groups, destruction of infrastructure and the ruin of civil society. It increased, not decreased the suffering of the Iraqi people. That suffering continues today. Accountability, accuracy, thorough research, being on the ground, checking sources for accuracy and reliability all of these things are again missing in corporate media reports on Syria today. Another Middle Eastern country is subjected to foreign invasion, terrorism and all the media can do is blame and demonise the leadership of the country victim blaming on a global level and report from sources that turn out to be terrorists with no interest in building a stronger more cohesive Syria.
Their agenda is to turn the country into a caliphate or to have a lot of fun shooting up the place, murdering civilians and calling the Syrian leader all sorts of names before deposing him. Assad is blamed for the very acts the terrorists commit but still the media reports from their side, when the majority of them arent Syrian either. If the media is going to continue to hero worship terrorists and to rely on the word of murderers and agents of chaos to bring us the ...
With his days as a sherpa of the Andes growing short, Americo Gonzlez Caldua laments the disappearance of magnificent ice sheets he once took for granted.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich says he believes that by banning leading Russian athletes from PyeongChang 2018 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is "creating good conditions for other athletes." The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) initially included 500 athletes in its Olympic application for participation at February's PyeongChang Winter Games, which was sent to the IOC last week. The IOC's Invitation Review Panel, responsible for approving athletes, excluded 111 members, who in its view failed to meet the requirements for competition. On Tuesday, it became known that several high-profile Russian athletes, including Olympic biathlon champion Anton Shipulin, world champion cross country skier Sergey Ustiugov, and six-time Olympic gold medal-winning short track skater Viktor Ahn, had not been declared eligible to participate in the upcoming Games, despite their clean doping record. RT met with economist and Deputy Prime Minister Dvorkovich, a member of the Russian delegation at the 2018 Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to gain his views on the athletes' exclusion.
Former FBI Director James Comey, bureau Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein are officially named in the "shocking" FISA abuse memo, reports the Daily Beast. The Daily Beast reports: A controversial Republican memo alleging surveillance abuse specifically names FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein along with former FBI Director James Comey. Capitol Hill sources on both sides of the aisle say the memo's release is only a matter of time. And when it comes out, these current and former officials - all GOP btes noires - are likely to face even more criticism from the right over their involvement in FBI counterintelligence work. Republicans, including Trump himself, have spent months attacking McCabe and Comey while special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Team Trump's connections to the Kremlin. Rosenstein put that probe in place-a move Trump has derided as a witch hunt. [...] Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican, told The Daily Beast that Nunes has told Republicans his staff spent months putting the memo together.
Outside of Atlanta in Elbert County, Georgia, a massive granite monument was erected in 1981 by a man using the pseudonym Robert Christian. The array of stone tablets features a number of commandments about life on planet earth, and as many have noted, they seem to point the way to a globalist, eugenicist, dystopian future.
The Georgie Guidestones read:
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion faith tradition and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth beauty love seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth Leave room for nature Leave room for nature.
But what is the real secret in this message?
Aaron and Melissa Dykes of Truthstream Media recently visited the monument and presen...
Following President Trumps correction of Steve Mnuchins currency comments the currency markets experienced wild swings just ahead of the Asian trading session. The ASX opened weaker, hitting the days lows in early trading and then spent the rest of the day trying to make-up lost ground. Nikkei and Hang Seng opened better but on the back of a then weaker currency. That role was reversed and the Yen eventually closed the trading day around the low 108s with the Nikkei cash and eventually futures reflecting the move. Exporters and financials were hit hardest forcing the index into the negative close (-0.2%). The Hang Seng managed a strong close gaining over 1.5% as banks and real estate companies drive off of recent momentum. SENSEX ended lower despite a brief attempt to run into the close, but uncertainty and profit-taking continues to weigh on sentiment.
UK GDP released better than expected (+0.5% against forecasts of +0.4%) and that helped GBP bounce to near Thursdays levels before the Trump comments! This number also helped FTSE gain +0.65% by the close. CAC has been lagging both FTSE and DAX recently, but that managed to a bid today with a +0.9% return as earnings related reports boost sentiment. Afternoon Europe was influenced by US GDP lower than expected with helped both GBP and Euro and also provided a boost for core equity indices. DAX did slip into negative ground at one stage but was aided by the US data and hopes that Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz conclude the next round of coalitions talks.
US can do no wrong it would appear again today as even a disappointing GDP report could not halt its run. The expectations were around the 3% mark and so a 2.6% release was disappointing. However, earnings have more than made up for the shortfall and again we see record highs for the S+P and the DOW. Many were awaiting President Trumps Davos speech late in the US trading day on hopes of further market fireworks. In a relatively mildly worded address he stuck to the script, providing a balanced America first but not alone ideology. Late in the day these comments did have an effect on the DXY and...
In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on the 50,000 FBI text messages that were just found by the DOJ. These messages are a correspondence between FBI agents Strzok and Page. Their conversation pertained to a secret society within the FBI, against Donald Trump. As the Russia probe gets more scandalous, Trump just announced he would testify under oath for this investigation. Luke also reports on a Dutch police search for expensive clothes, Amazon, CNN, Julian Assange and much, much more.
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Residents of the Kurdish-majority city of Kobane in Syria's north took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against the ongoing Turkish operation dubbed as "Olive Branch" in the northwest canton of Afrin. "The US is using the Kurds to combat IS [ISIS]. We fought IS in Syrian and Iraqi Kurdistan, it was the largest terrorist organization in the world, and we did that to the World, Adnan Buzan, a protestor said. "When we got rid of IS, the US started supporting our adversary to the Kurdish people under weak pretexts, so it is a shameful stance by the Americans," he continued. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has been indirectly supported by the United States, despite the YPG being the Syrian branch of the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that Washington recognizes as a terrorist organization. The YPG, and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) umbrella organization it leads, has been extremely resistant to diplomatically resolve its differences with Damascus so that it can pursue partition from the Syrian state, thinking it had the full-backing of the United States to do so.
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With his apparent arch-nemesis President Trump just across town, billionaire globalist investor George Soros is about to sit down for a conversation among the worlds elites in Davos
Here is what Soros said in 2017:
On Trump as president: Trump stands for a form of government that is a dictatorship or mafioso state. He would be a dictator if he could get a way with it.
On Trump and China: Trump will do more to make China look respectable in the eyes of the international community than China could have ever done on its own.
On Trump and markets: Long-term investors dont like uncertainty. I dont think the market will do very well [under Trump].
And Soros begins on a down-note commenting on the bleak state of the world
Soros says that the survival of our whole civilization is at stake, due to the rise of Kim Jong Un in North Korea and Donald Trump in the United States.
They both seem to be willing to risk a nuclear war to keep themselves in power.
According to the bar, this word is overused by many and is thus very annoying in the English language. My bar, my rules seems to be the motto of the Continental Bar in New York's East Village, which passed a linguistic ban on the word "literally". A sign has appeared on the bar's window which reads, "Sorry but if you say the word 'literally' inside continental you have five minutes to finish your drink and then you must leave." But, "If you actually start a sentence with 'I literally' you must leave immediately!!!" the sign declares.
(FPIF) In recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, four former U.S. diplomats provided remarkably candid commentary on recent U.S. involvement in the Middle East, revealing a number of the most closely guarded secrets of U.S. diplomacy.
The four former diplomats emphasized the importance of the regions oil, spoke critically about the weaknesses of U.S. strategy, made a number of crude comments about U.S. partners, displayed little concern about ongoing violence, and called for more discipline throughout the region.
One of the former diplomats, James Jeffrey, criticized the Obama administration for withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011 rather than going through with a secret deal to maintain a secret network of military bases in the country. Even today, Jeffrey said, officials in Washington must not melt down and retrench when U.S. forces get killed. Officials must accept that there could always be new Benghazis and new Nigers, he said, referring to incidents in which U.S. agents have been killed.
The four former diplomats also lambasted U.S. partners in the region. They criticized many of their closest allies for poor governance, a lack of democracy, and an inability to coordinate on shared strategic objectives.
Jeffrey made some of the strongest criticisms, charging Kurdish leaders in Iraqi Kurdistan with making their region into another basket case in the Middle East. He also complained that U.S. officials had to deal with a lot of bitching from the Turkish government over U.S. support for the Kurdish fighters confronting the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) in Syria.
In addition to Jeffrey, who once held high-level positions in the George W. Bush administration, the group of former diplomats included Ryan Crocker, Eric Edelman, and Stuart Jones. Crocker has been the U.S. ambassador to six different countries in the Middle East. Edelman and Jones, who have both been diplomats in the Middle East, have held senior positions in numerous administrations.
Over the past few decades, all four men have played significant roles in crafting and implementing U.S. policies in the region. They were giants who had walked the earth, according to Edelman.
Together, these four former diplomats called on the Trump administration to play a more assertive role in the Middle East. Al...
Whoa scientists in China have created a devastatingly powerful laser that fits on a desktop. I guess theyll stop when the demon hoards rain down upon the Earth!
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We live in a highly sexual world, pressured on a daily basis to always be at the top of our game. Watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or television hit, we are reminded of the importance of maintaining a healthy sex life, opening the doors to candid conversation about topics that were once considered to be taboo.
In todays society more than half of all single American adults have had at least one one-night-stand in their lives, embracing the idea of sex and sexuality solely for the fun, enjoyment, and pleasure that it provides us. Experts say that most Americans today have no moral objection to sex between unmarried partners, a significant shift from the beliefs of our ancestors. However, despite the incredible steps that we have taken to normalize sex, many of us are left wondering why our sex drive seems to fall short of our personal expectations. Highly influenced by nearly every area of our lives from our nutritional choices to our stress levels, the key to boosting your libido rests in your hands.Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash
Experts say that high cholesterol has been found to cause difficulty in getting aroused due to the restriction of blood flow in the body. Lack of blood flow to the pelvic area can actually lead to a loss in sensation which has an obvious impact on your enjoyment in the bedroom. In order to avoid this problem, stick with a healthy diet packed full of fresh vegetables.
Sure, we are all aware of the many health risks associated with smoking, but did you know that this bad habit may also be destroying your sex life? Smoking causes narrowing of the arteries restricting blood flow in the body similar to the impact of high cholesterol. If you needed another good reason to quit, there you have it!
By Hannah Parry
The Hawaii state employee who mistakenly sent an alert warning of a ballistic missile attack earlier this month is refusing to cooperate with federal and state investigators.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau told a U.S. Senate hearing the FCC was pleased with the cooperation its received so far from Hawaii Emergency Management Agency leadership.
But Lisa Fowlkes, the Bureau Chief, said the commission was disappointed that the agency employee who transmitted the false alert was refusing to cooperate.
We hope that person will reconsider, she told U.S. Senate commerce committee members.
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Rapoza said his agency has encouraged all employees to cooperate with all investigations. But he said this employee also has refused to cooperate with the agencys internal investigations.
Rapoza said he couldnt speak to why the employee wasnt cooperating with federal investigators.
With regard to our internal investigations, he has taken the position that he provided a written statement shortly after the incident, and doesnt need to speak to investigators because he has nothing to add, Rapoza said in an email....
For years, many had speculated for which they were promptly cast as tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists that when it comes to achieving illegal goals, including but not limited to creating false flag terrorism and political assassinations, few are as skilled and industrious as the CIA and Mossad. Especially Mossad.
Only, as so often happens, most (if not all) such conspiracy theories turn out to be truth, in this case exposed thanks to the work of Israeli investigative journalist Ronen Bergman, whose just-published explosive book Rise and Kill First: The secret history of Israels targeted killings details such Israeli plans as the assassination of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat which included a plot to blow up passenger planes and football stadiums.
Ronen Bergman, the intelligence correspondent for Yediot Aharonot newspaper, persuaded many agents of Mossad, Shin Bet, and the military to tell their stories, some using their real names.
The result is the first comprehensive look at Israels use of state-sponsored killings.
An excerpt from the book published in the NYT , details how when former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was defense minister, he ordered the Israeli army to shoot down a passenger plane carrying hundreds of innocent people Arafat was thought to be on. Arafat was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization at the time. Although the plan was eventually called off, it was allegedly one of a list of plans to assassinate the Palestinian leader.
Bergman spoke to hundreds of intelligence and defense officials and studied classified documents which have revealed a hidden history, surprising even in the context of Israels already fierce reputation.
I found that since World War II, Israel has used assassination and targeted-killing more than any other country in the West, in many cases endangering the lives of civilians, Bermen chillingly wrote, in the process unleashing a whole new series of conspiracies theories, many of which will certainly also be confirmed.
In another assassination attempt in October 1982, Mossad set its sights on a plane which was carrying 30 wounded children, victims of the Sabra and Shatila massacre by Phalange militia in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.
According to the book, Tsomet, the Mossad unit which recruits assets overseas, had heard Arafat would take a plane from Athens to Cairo. Caesarea, the Mossad unit responsible for targeted killings, sent...
Alternate Current Radio Presents: Boiler Room
Join ACR hosts Hesher and Spore along side Jay Dyer of the Jays Analysis, Randy J & Andy Nowicki for the latest BOILER ROOM. This week were discussing a new term coined by Hesher, Dis-info-tainment as it relates to things like Pentagon sponsored video games and false dialectics inserted into the alt-media zeitgeist. Were getting a master class overview from Jay Dyer on Davos and other globalist gatherings that occupy an often oversimplified space in the alternative media much like Bilderberg, CFR and Trilateral Commission. Peek behind the curtain into a federally funded School Shooting Simulator Video Game, a closer examination of the Hawaii emergency broadcast system false alarm, an update on Adam Kokeshs arrest, and Spore brings us yet another oddity of an ice breaker, the social media fad of young people pretending to eat Tide Pods (plastic packages of detergent for washing machines & dishwashers).
Turn it up, tune in and hang with the ACR Brain-Trust for this weeks boil downs, analysis and the usual gnashing of the teeth of the political animals in the social rejects club.
By Zero Hedge
For years, many had speculated for which they were promptly cast as tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists that when it comes to achieving illegal goals, including but not limited to creating false flag terrorism and political assassinations, few are as skilled and industrious as the CIA and Mossad. Especially Mossad.
Only, as so often happens, most (if not all) such conspiracy theories turn out to be truth, in this case exposed thanks to the work of Israeli investigative journalist Ronen Bergman, whose just published explosive book Rise and Kill First: The secret history of Israels targeted killings details such Israeli plans as the assassination of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat which included a plot to blow up passenger planes and football stadiums.
Ronen Bergman, the intelligence correspondent for Yediot Aharonot newspaper, persuaded many agents of Mossad, Shin Bet and the military to tell their stories, some using their real names.
The result is the first comprehensive look at Israels use of state-sponsored killings.
An excerpt from the book
published in the NYT , details how when former Israeli Prime
Minister Ariel Sharon was defense minister, he ordered the
Israeli army to shoot down a passenger plane carrying hundreds of
innocent people Arafat was thought to be on. Arafat was
chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization at the time.
Although the plan was eventually called off, it was allegedly one
of a list of plans to to assassinate the Palestinian
Bergman spoke to hundreds of intelligence and defense officials and studied classified documents which have revealed a hidden history, surprising even in the context of Israels already fierce reputation.
I found that since World War II, Israel has used assassination and targeted-killing more than any other country in the West, in many cases en...
The figure for the number of rhinos that have been poached during 2017 have just been released, and following all of the increased awareness, education and knowledge, those figures should have decreased compared with previous years, right?
Well, they have in fact decreasedby 26. There were 26 less rhinos slaughtered for their keratin horns in 2017 compared to the previous year, and although this may sound positive at first, there were still 1,028 rhinos illegally slaughtered in South Africa. This is in comparison to a decade prior, when just 13 rhinos were killed in 2007.
Jimmiel Mandima, from the Nairobi-based African Wildlife Foundation, told Nat Geo, While this may look like progress on paper, its overshadowed by the fact that rhino populations are still in critical danger. A small drop in yearly poaching statistics doesnt tip the scales against the imminent threat of extinction.
Although these figures are only from one African country, it is important to note that South Africa is home to around 80% of the entire population of the worlds 29,000 rhinos. Despite the latest figures showing us that rhino killings have decreased, the small reduction is showing conservationists that these losses are not sustainable to save t...
Intelligence is enormously sexy. ~ Frank Langella, actor
Who are you exactly? What do you like, love, hate, and why? As F. Bacon once said it is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.
Therefore, my hope is that this article will help you learn something new about yourself, something that you can say damn, Im cerebrally splendid about. Bon Apptit.
Do your synapses sizzle away as your sensory pathways are overstimulated by intelligent banter and witty wisecracks? Do you feel like licking the frontal lobe of every astute person you meet, and orgasmically exulting in every debate you have with every brainy whiz you assemble with? If so, youre probably a Sapiosexual.
As defined by Sapiosexual Kayar Silkenvoice, Sapiosexuality is both a noun:
A person who is sexually attracted to intelligence in others. (noun)
And an adjective:
Of, or relating to, finding intellectual stimulation sexually arousing. (adjective)
Sapiosexuality is also a neologism (a newly created word) and comes from the Latin sapien, meaning wise or intelligent and sexualis, relating to sexuality....
This 25 January 2018 video from the USA says asbout itself:
Centrist is often an euphemism for right-wing.
According to a major new report, the Democratic Party leadership is undermining progressive candidates and backing wealthier, centrist hopefuls that are following a failed strategy. We speak to The Intercepts Lee Fang.
By Brett Tingley
The epicenter of the earthquake was around 170 miles at sea off the coast of Kodiak, Alaska, which itself is around 600 miles away from the HAARP facility in Gakona. Not exactly a stones throw. Still, that didnt stop many tin foil hatters from reaching their own conclusions about the connection between a rather frequent natural phenomenon and a supposed black research site. Right By The #HAARP Facil...
Source: Era of Light
Amazing Polar Stratospheric Clouds Over Peru that Looks Like An Alien Spacecraft
The aliens have arrived in their spacecraft?
Not really, David Alvarado captured the following amazing images of what is called, polar stratospheric clouds over lamas, Peru on January 18, 2018.
Polar stratospheric clouds also known as nacreous clouds or mother of pearl, due to its iridescence, are clouds in the winter polar stratosphere at altitudes of 15,00025,000 meters (49,00082,000 ft.
Due to their high altitude and the curvature of the surface of the Earth, these clouds will receive sunlight from below the horizon and reflect it to the ground, shining brightly well before dawn or after dusk.
Credit for images: David Alvarado iLMeteo
Venezuela has condemned both the US and EU after the announcement of new European sanctions on top officials in Caracas earlier this week.
Published on Jan 25, 2018
Many will know the Klaus Dona Artifacts. There are Tons more where they came from. More and more locals and farmers are showing their private Artifacts. Fortunately they did not give their Artifacts to the Smithsonian Institute and the like for further Analysis.
The rules of the world and success grew ever more mysterious when freelance writer Oobah Butler tricked the London elite into bargaining for a table at a restaurant that didnt exist. However, Butlers wildly audacious project was born of disenchantment. He began his career writing fake TripAdvisor reviews for restaurants. Watching his work turn low performing dens into high-end hotspots led to his realisation that TripAdvisor touted a false reality. He grew frustrated at how seriously everyone took the platform but after having spent years thinking, the only bit of TripAdvisor that is unfakeable is a restaurant itself a light bulb illuminated in his head. And the tenacious 25 year old walked out to his back garden to begin visualising his outdoor restaurant, aptly named The Shed at Dulwich, using this three step guide to make his enormous ruse manifest:
Step 1: Build a website and start uploading pictures of the menu your restaurant has on offer, as well as other supporting materials that will get across the vibe of your pseudo establishment to prospective customers.
Step 2: Get verified on TripAdvisor and get your friends to start writing reviews of your restaurant. Get your friends friends to do the same and keep them rolling out at an appropriate frequency. Think in terms of months.
Step 3: (And this is the cypher) Bolster the illusion of demand by making your restaurant appointment only. Not only does this mean that no one will turn up to blow your whole operation wide open but it plays on the human psychological condition. We all want what few others have. If we can be among the elite few to get it well have the other 99% to laud our l...
MycoWorks is a company that is good for people and great for the Earth. The founders are from some of the worlds leading teaching and research institutions such as Stanford University and Berkeley University. They came together to innovate a product that doesnt rely on animal consumption. Using one of natures most abundant resources mushrooms, they have found a way to manufacture leather.
We love the qualities of leather, but its a resourceintensive product that is tied to the livestock industry. At MycoWorks, we found a solution in nature.
We have created a new kind of leather grown rapidly from mycelium and agricultural byproducts in a carbon-negative process. Our custom-engineered material is sustainable, versatile, and animal-free. Best of all, it feels and performs like leather.
The material is water-resistant, breathable and unlike animal hides, it can be grown to nearly any size and shape. The vegan leather can be soft, hard, flexible or even sewable, making it a biodegradable alternative that seeks to solve todays greatest challenges. This company has shown us first hand that it can help build a better world with natures best tools.
In this video entitled The Funghi in Your Future, Phillip Ross, MycoWorks CEO explains the manufacturing process in greater detail.
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Disclosure | By garythemouse
After (let's call it:) "natural law guide" was empowered and turned into high vibrational fun some kind of a spell was casted and AI from our collective (un)conciousness was deleted.
But the world is still affected because for example "common law" is an AI product.
Also demons in people freaked out and are attacking like crazy.
It's not easy to be hip right now.
From other news - it seems there was energetic change on "portal" blog.
There is new cobra there.
The previous one is probably dead.
The Holographic Universe Where We Are A Part Of And The Same As The Whole.
The very Source of your existence is the Vacuum Density. It is in you, all around you and interacting with you. It is the measure of the amount of information storage available which we may think of as DNA braiding, electrical impulse transmissions such as heartbeat and neurotransmitters. Through imaging such as X-rays, CT Scans and Kirlian photography, we can see fluctuations in the Vacuum Density within our lungs, spinal discs, between nerve cells, within the toroidal field of our Plasma Sun, on the edges of an Oak leaf and the Hand Chakra energy. These are physical manifestations showing the Vacuum as a region free of matter but not free of field. Field is defined as a physical quantity that has a value for each point in space and time. It can be thought of as an underlying energy that permeates all of Space, as a liquid fills a cup. Einstein called it Ether.
These are physical manifestations showing the Vacuum as a region free of matter but not free of field.
Vacuum fluctuations are always created as particleantiparticle pairs. The Vacuum energy is a special case of zero-point energy that relates to the Quantum Vacuum. These fluctuations which are manifested as Planck's spinning in the field, influencing the behavior of the Universe on Cosmological scales. Multidimensionality refers to the octaves of distance in scales between the Quantum and Cosmic. As Protons spin, making up everything, they are entangled to all other Proton's on all scales. Unified Physics has proven the Vacuum Density in a Proton Volume is the same as the Vacuum Density of our Universe. Everything is One.
The dynamic of the Planck oscillator putting information into a feedback loop...
By Zero Hedge
Newly released text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reveal that the agencys top brass was considering appointing former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as a special counsel in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
The idea is pitched in a March, 2016 exchange between Strzok and Page relatively early on in their investigation into Hillary Clintons mishandling of classified information. Of note, Attorney General Loretta Lynch or one of her deputies would have had to make the ultimate decision to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the matter.
Thought of the perfect person [FBI Director James Comey] can bounce this off of? Strzok wrote to Page in a March 18, 2016 text. Pat.You got to give me credit if we go with him.And delay briefing him on until I can get back and do it, Late next week or later.
We talked about him last night, not for this, but how great he is, Page responded.
I could work with him again.And damn wed get sh*t DONE, Strzok wrote.
Strzok noted that Fitzgerald was brought in by Comey as a special counsel in the investigation into who leaked the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame.
Dmitrii Kalashnikovs debut feature The Road Movie is just a supercut of Russian dash cam footagebut its the most gripping thing youve seen lately.
Not always as extreme as Faces of Death (Google it at your own risk), but not always as benign as cat videos, Russian dash cam footage has come to occupy a strange and unpredictable corner of the internet.
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