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22/01/2018 - Everywhere you look, high tech is in somebodys bullseye. Take Apple. On the inside, top investors are worried about its products effects on children. On the outside, liberal activists ...
22/01/2018 - Not a day passes without a prominent Israeli politician or intellectual making an outrageous statement against Palestinians. Many of these statements tend to garner little attention or evoke ...
21/01/2018 - Right-wing groups often used coercion tactics to acquire Palestinian property in East Jerusalem Matityahu Dan, chairman of the Ateret Cohanim organization, holds a Torah scroll as part of a Jewish ...
A video was released online that showed a 17-year-old being slammed to the ground and arrested by a school resource officer, after a teacher searched her backpack for drugs, found nothing and demanded that she leave class.
Facebook Inc (FB.O) warned on Monday that it could offer no assurance that social media was on balance good for democracy, but the company said it was trying what it could to stop alleged meddling in elections by Russia or anyone else. The sharing of false or misleading headlines on social media has become a global issue, after accusations that Russia tried to influence votes in the United States, Britain and France. Moscow denies the allegations. Facebook, the largest social network with more than 2 billion users, addressed social media's role in democracy in blog posts from a Harvard University professor, Cass Sunstein, and from an employee working on the subject. Comment: Sunstein would know. He's a neocon propagandist of the highest order: Obama picks Cass Sunstein, America's Joseph Goebbels, to serve on the NSA oversight panelCass Sunstein, Wikileaks And The Public Right To KnowCass Sunstein: Agent of COINTELPRO "I wish I could guarantee that the positives are destined to outweigh the negatives, but I can't," Samidh Chakrabarti, a Facebook product manager, wrote in his post. Facebook, he added, has a "moral duty to understand how these technologies are being used and what can be done to make communities like Facebook as representative, civil and trustworthy as possible."
Two time, best-selling author Nomi Prins says global debt levels are at record highs. Prins contends, These are levels that they have never been, and they are all at their historic highs. Thats why debt will ultimately be the destructor of the system. In order for that to happen, the cheapness of money that allow states, municipalities and corporations to continue to borrow at these cheap levels has to go away. . . . At some point, there will be a mistake. There might be a tiny smidge of an interest rate hike at some central bank, probably the Fed, which ripples throughout the system as a mistake, not because real growth has happened, and thats why interest rates have been raised. That will incur defaults throughout the system. People will incur personal defaults, and that will cause problems in the mortgage market . . . then it becomes a knock-on credit crisis, and then banks start not to lend . . . . Then we have the makings of a broad crisis.
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Israeli forces killed one Palestinian overnight between Wednesday and Thursday during a raid on the northern occupied West Bank Jenin refugee camp, that was meant to capture or kill the suspect in last week's shooting of an Israeli settler near Nablus. The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the slain Palestinian as Ahmad Ismail Jarrar, 31, contrary to Israeli reports that his cousin, Ahmad Nasser Jarrar -- allegedly responsible for the settler's death -- was killed. Sources told Ma'an that Ahmad Nasser Jarrar evaded capture during the raid, after reportedly shooting and injuring two Israeli soldiers. Two other Palestinians, whose identities remained unknown, were detained in the raid. Israeli forces also punitively demolished three homes belonging to members of the Jarrar family. Locals identified the homeowners as Ahmad Nasser Jarrar, Ali Khalid Jarrar and Ismail Nasser Jarrar.
Two powerful countries with different views and approaches to many issues, Russia and the U.S. have always been compared to each other. Putting politics aside, Russia Beyond analyzes Reddit and Quora.com posts about the advantages of everyday Russian life compared to American and gives a brief outline. Over the last couple of years, Russia has definitely been attracting Westerners' attention and not only in terms of hacking rumors and every other scandal under the Sun. The way ordinary Russians live and cope with their problems is also interesting, especially in comparison to the West, the U.S. in particular. On Jan. 15, 2017 a user going by the alias ajl1239 posted a question on Reddit: "As a so-called 'Westerner,' I'd like to know what are some things that you absolutely think Russia does better than the West (i.e. U.S./EU)?" Six months ago almost the same question appeared on Quora.com: "In what ways is Russia better than the United States?" We've studied the most popular answers, compared them with what we see in Russia, provided information from some other sources - and made a list of what Russia excels at. Here we go.
Russia will supply six Su-30 fighter jets to Myanmar, according to an agreement reached during Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu's visit to the republic, Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Lieutenant General Alexander Fomin said on Monday. "During the Russian defense minister's visit an agreement was reached under which Myanmar would purchase six Su-30 planes," Fomin said, adding that this plane "will become the main fighter aircraft of Myanmar's air force to protect the country's territorial integrity and repel any terror threats."
Warning ShitHole Alert Hello Folks, I was asked to replay this Robert David Steele interview on our channel so here ya go. RDS will be appearing on our show this Sunday the 21st. Should be an exciting show as always.
Parents are keeping their children at home in protest against a Merseyside school's decision to remove the front wall of a girls' toilet block, which they say is making pupils feel "scared and unsafe". A privacy row has erupted between St Mary's College in Wallasey and parents after the exterior wall was removed to make the toilets open plan. Pictures sent to The Independent show that the toilet cubicle doors are now exposed to an open corridor, and are in clear sight of at least one classroom and a CCTV camera. It is believed that the decision has been made by the school in a bid to stop smoking, bullying and truancy, with the new layout meaning pupils can no longer hide in between lessons.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave the students of New Zealand schools a pleasant surprise by responding to letters delivered to her through six degrees of separation, the idea assuming that a chain of 'friend of a friend'-type associations no longer than six people long can lead one to contact anyone, even people in some very high places. Ardern, the 37-year-old prime minister of the country of 4.7 million, published a post on her Facebook page recently along with a photo of one of the hand-delivered letters she had received. "Going through a few letters and I love how many of these there are!", she wrote, along with an explanation of the rules of the game. The letter to the PM was accompanied by a text, which read that "If you're reading this then it means our experiment has worked. We are testing how connected New Zealanders are, regardless of their place in the world." Most of the letters reportedly asked the prime minister about how she liked her job and what it was like to lead the island country.
New theory may explain the complex set of symptoms seen in autism. People with autism often display a complex and confusing range of symptoms, including hypersensitivity to sound, problems interacting with others and repetitive behaviours. Scientist have long wondered what all these - and other, seemingly unrelated symptoms - have in common. Now MIT researchers are testing a brand new theory: that autistic children have difficulties predicting what is going to happen next, and it's this problem that is at the root of autism (Sinha et al., 2014).
California Democrats want businesses to give half their tax-cut savings to state California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall that companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state. A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle-class families. "Trump's tax reform plan was nothing more than a middle-class tax increase," Ting said in a statement. "It is unconscionable to force working families to pay the price for tax breaks and loopholes benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals. This bill will help blunt the impact of the federal tax plan on everyday Californians by protecting funding for education, affordable health care, and other core priorities."
When a tooth becomes infected or diseased, the organ associated with it might be unhealthy as well. There could be serious underlying issues associated with your toothache(s).
This is something that has been believed for quite some time now. Every single body part including organs, tissues, and well the rest lies on specific acupuncture meridians or energy channels. This is also true for our teeth. Each tooth is connected to a specific part of the body through these meridians. Our teeth, as well as the rest of our body, is connected in ways we cannot see. Please check out the chart below to see what teeth are associated with which organs.(Tooth Chart: Dr. Gadol/drgadol.com)
This chart essentially shows us that for instance if we are experiencing pain in tooth 25 or 24 which would be our two lower front teeth we may be facing some kind of kidney issue as well. Those kidney issues could include things like kidney disease and can be very serious. According to this chart as you can see above pain in the third molar (top right wisdom tooth) is connected with the heart. If you were experiencing pain in this tooth you would also benefit from having your heart health checked out as well.
As a Biological Dentist, I believe the conditions present in a patients mouth are a reflection of their overall health. In accordance with Ancient Chinese medicine, the mouth is a reflection of the persons total health. Ancient Chinese physicians would examine the patients teeth, gums, tongue, and oral cavity before they examined the rest of the patients body.
In biological dentistry, we stress the use of non-toxic restorative materials for dental work and focus on the unrecognized impact that dental toxins, dead teeth, and hidden dental infections can have on the patients overall health. I believe tooth decay, periodontal disease, materials used in restorations, root canaled teeth and infected past extraction sites are all factors that may affect a patients health.
A condition in one part of a patients body may be the cause of a health issue located in another part of the patients body. This condition is called Focal Infection Theory. We see Focal Infection Theory when patients are s...
The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear.
Politics is absolutely hopeless. Thats why everything has gone wrong. You have ninety-nine percent of the people thinking politics, and hollering and yelling. And that wont get you anywhere. Hollering and yelling wont get you across the English Channel. It wont reach from continent to continent; you need electronics for that, and you have to know what youre doing. Evolution has been at work doing all these things so it is now possible. Nobody has consciously been doing it. The universe is a lot bigger than you and me. We didnt invent it. If you take all the machinery in the world and dump it in the ocean, within months more than half of all humanity will die and within another six months theyd almost all be gone; if you took all the politicians in the world, put them in a rocket, and sent them to the moon, everyone would get along fine.
- Quotes by Buckminster Fuller
When thinking about the financial crisis of nearly a decade ago, many people wrongly focus on the event itself as opposed to the response. I'm of the view that the most destructive aspect of that grotesque period of American history wasn't the collapse itself, but the government and central bank response to it. This response centered around bailing out and rewarding those most responsible for the disaster, which merely served to further concentrate power and wealth in the hands of people who should be rotting in jail as opposed to guzzling Chteau Lafite at Davos.
Once the U.S. permitted the crime of the century to go, not just unpunished, but handsomely rewarded, we solidified an incentive structure in which elite criminality became the only game in town. If you're a sociopathic person driven by greed and unbounded by any semblance of decency, the response to the crisis proved you'll never face consequences for your crimes as long as you're a top tier predator. As such, there's absolutely nothing holding back the worst of the worst, and things are turning out exactly as you'd expect within such an environment.
There's nothing more destructive to a society than the institutionalization of immunity for elite criminals, yet that's exactly what's happened since the financial crisis. Top tier predators, whether they operate within government or mega corporations, recognize that the system they control will never hold them accountable for anything they do. In the past week alone, we've seen two additional examples of what occurs within a cul...
The biggest snowfall in years has partially paralyzed Japan's transportation system and has led to scores of injuries. Emergency services have been working overtime in the capital Tokyo. At least 67 people have suffered various injuries due to severe weather in Japan's metropolitan area according to national broadcaster NHK. The snowfall has prompted the country's weather agency to issue a heavy snow warning for Tokyo for the first time in four years.
Images have emerged of Russia's marvelous work in rebuilding the ruined Djab al-Kaba hospital in the war torn city of Aleppo Russia has rebuilt the ruined Djab al-Kaba hospital in Syria's northern city Aleppo, which has been the center of brutal fighting for years now. It's this type of work which goes a long way to winning over the hearts and minds of ordinary Syrians. The humanitarian superpowers can praise each other in their echo chamber atop their ivory tower until it falls at the end of the world. No matter how much they speak of human rights, no matter how many sad children they put on TV, and stories they run about saving Syrians from evil dictators, Russia is making facts on the ground. Syrians will remember this hospital, and many places like it were rebuilt by Russian hands. These are the same hands which pull their loved ones out of the ruins, and help them in their fight to free Syria. When Syria looks back on their true friends, years from now, long after their inevitable victory over terrorism, they will remember Russia.
The ongoing India-US rapprochement has been couched in terms of a pact between the two largest democracies in the world and similar superlatives. While geographically-challenged Americans may be forgiven for not recognizing their immediate northern neighbour as both a larger nation and a better democracy, mnemonically-challenged Indian pundits should nonetheless subject India-US ties to trend-based reality checks.
Three recent notable sticking points below should deflate Indias pro-American media.
Indian geopolitical savants should honestly ask themselves whether the US would dare subject a low-ranking female Iranian or North Korean diplomat to such indignities despite Washingtons daily sabre-rattling against both nations. Will either Trump or the State Department proffer an overdue apology or is that unwarranted for a s***hole country?
The proportion of Russian citizens who consider abortion unacceptable has tripled over the course of the past 20 years, from 12% to 35%. The number that condemns adultery and same-sex relationships has also significantly increased, according to data from a recent Levada Center sociological survey. According to experts, the change in public opinion attests to the strengthening of traditional family values, Pravoslavie.ru reports. The nationwide survey held in late December 2017 showed that the majority of Russians (68%) condemn extramarital sexual relations, while only 50% condemned it in 1998. The 2017 number includes 77% of women and 57% of men. Those disapproving of homosexual relationships increased from 68 to 83% in the same time period, with only a 1% difference between men and women.
(ZH) All hell is breaking loose in Washington D.C. after a four-page memo detailing extensive FISA court abuse was made available to the entire House of Representatives Thursday. The contents of the memo are so explosive, says Journalist Sara Carter, that it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the end of Robert Muellers special counsel investigation.
These sources say the report is explosive, stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Muellers Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates.
A source close to the matter tells Fox News that the memo details the Intelligence Committees oversight work for the FBI and Justice, including the controversy over unmasking and FISA surveillance. An educated guess by anyone whos been paying attention for the last year leads to the obvious conclusion that the report reveals extensive abuse of power and highly illegal collusion between the Obama administration, the FBI, the DOJ and the Clinton Campaign against Donald Trump and his team during and after the 2016 presidential election.
Lawmakers who have seen the memo are calling for its immediate release, while the phrases explosive, shocking, troubling, and alarming have all been used in all sincerity. One congressman even likened the reports details to KGB activity in Russia. It is so alarming the American people have to see this, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News. Its troubling. It is shocking, North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said. Part of me wishes that I didnt read it...
While there is no denying that physical hurts can be life-shattering, turning your whole world upside down, many of us struggle to see that this isnt the only pain that we may face in our daily lives. When someone hurts you deeply on an emotional or mental level, that pain can be equally as harmful (if not more so) calling the decisions in your life into question, holding you back from your daily activities and even working to sabotage your efforts to succeed in life.
Robbing us of our happiness and joy, these hurts can leave us feeling hopeless, angry, guilty, depressed or overwhelmed.
While you may not be sporting a cast from a broken bone, or moving about in a wheelchair, it is important that these pains are given the adequate time, attention and energy to heal, releasing us from their harmful grasp. This can only happen by first acknowledging the power that they hold over your life.
Working through an emotional hurt can be confusing and challenging, a time that is full of complex emotions and personal struggles. It wont be easy, but recovering and rediscovering your joy in this world is completely worth it!Photo by Asdrubal luna on Unsplash
Throughout this time, you may question the feelings that you are experiencing, or attempt to deny them. In order to heal from your pain, you must first give yourself to feel and grieve, and acknowledge that what you are feeling is real. It is only by feeling these emotions that you can heal from them and move forward.
In your efforts to recover and put this pain behind you, you may be trying too hard and ultimately causing a setback in your own recovery. Recovery needs to be natural, dont force it. This may take longer than you were hoping for initially, but it will avoid adding to it.
If you are facing a difficult or emotional time, take the time to look back on better times in your l...
A major contradiction has been discovered between
yesterday's revelation that the FBI "lost" five months of
text messages, and a claim by the DOJ's Inspector General, Michael
Horowitz - who claimed his office received the texts in question
between FBI employees Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa
Page last August.
Knowledge of the missing texts was revealed in a Saturday letter from Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) - after the Committee received an additional 384 pages of text messages between Strzok and Page, several of which contained anti-Trump / pro-Clinton bias. The new DOJ submission included a cover letter from the Assistant AG for Legislative Affairs, Stephen Boyd, claiming that the FBI was unable to preserve text messages between the two agents for a five-month period between December 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017 - due to "misconfiguration issues" with FBI-issued Samsung 5 devices used by Strzok and Page (despite over 10,000 texts...
Methane from Indian livestock can significantly raise global temperatures, says a study designed to help predict climate change linked to greenhouse gas emissions from farm animals.
To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism. ~ G. Edward Griffin
The alternative media was already alive and growing far before 9/11, though. It was born out of our natural curiosity for truth in a world of lies. In its infancy, the alt media existed in journals, books, private newsletters, underground radio broadcasts, and cable access television programs. Since 9/11 it has grown exponentially, now presenting a serious challenge for legacy media.
Several key events in 20th century America were watershed moments for the alt media, creating an enormous groundswell of interest in exposing government criminality.
It took a good many decades for the story of our financial enslavement to be fully appreciated and understood by concerned members of the public. Originally publis...
Idi Amin has gone down as one of the most brutal dictators in history. His eight-year stranglehold in Uganda saw parliament dissolved, elections ended, vicious secret police agencies created, and courts and media alike made totally subservient to his will. In the process, perhaps 500,000 were killed, and hundreds of thousands more displaced. Idi Amin's story is fairly well known - he seized power through a military coup, overthrowing elected President Milton Obote, in 1971. Less well known is the UK's strong financial, political and military support for Amin and his government, during the earliest years of his rule. Nonetheless, newly published British government files shine fresh light on this ignored and suppressed period in modern UK political history.
By Zero Hedge
There is a growing consensus among many observers in Washington that the national security agencies have become completely politicized over the past seventeen years and are now pursuing selfish agendas that actually endanger what remains of American democracy.
As Philip Giraldi notes, up until recently it has been habitual to refer to such activity as the Deep State, which is perhaps equivalent to the Establishment in that it includes financial services, the media, major foundations and constituencies, as well as lobbying groups, but we are now witnessing an evolutionary process in which the national security regime is exercising power independently.
Nowhere is that independence of the state within a state more evident than in the blatant and egregious news this week that The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasnt destroyed, according to recent court filings.
As Politico reports, the agency tells a federal judge that it is investigating and sincerely regrets its failure.
Since 2007, the NSA has been under court orders to preserve data about certain of its surveillance efforts that came under legal attack following disclosures that President George W. Bush ordered warrantless wiretapping of international communications after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. In addition, the agency has made a series of representations in court over the years about how it is complying with its duties.
However, the NSA told U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White in a filing on Thursday night and another little-noticed submission last year that the agency did not preserve the content of internet communications intercepted between 2001 and 2007 under the program Bush ordered. To make matters worse, backup tapes that might have mitigated the failure were erased in 2009, 2011 and 2016, the NSA said.
The NSA sincerely regrets its failure to prevent the deletion of this data, NSAs deputy direct...
Growing up, Speedy Gonzales was, literally, the only childrens character (cartoon, book or otherwise) who was anything like me. Since Im not a mouse or from Mexico, the only thing Speedy and I actually share is a surname.
President George Manneh Weah has promised to act on land rights, free speech and decentralisation.
This video from London, England says about itself:
19 January 2018
The government or the council should enforce the private building to pay for the cladding as its their mistake says one of the residents who were told to foot 2m bill to replace Grenfell-style cladding in a Croydon building.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Housing Secretary Sajid Javid said that, of the 312 blocks tested for fire safety, a massive 299 had failed. He insisted that cladding was being removed from a number of buildings and replaced slowly.
However, his Labour shadow John Healey...
Vaccine Safety Assessments & Vaccine Science Falsified to Support Vaccination Policy by Vera Sharav Note from the WMP Team: Following is Part One in a seven-part series of Vera Sharavs in-depth expos of the complex and widespread corruption that exists in the vaccination program. Her investigation has uncovered decades-long fraudulent activity that has permeated the vaccine industry. Sharavs
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden said the bill to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act would never have passed through both chambers of Congress if a memo Republicans claim has revelations about U.S. government surveillance abuses was released prior to the vote.
As such, Snowden called on President Trump to veto the legislation giving six more years of life to the key counterterrorism surveillance tool.
Officials confirm theres a secret report showing abuses of spy law Congress voted to reauthorize this week. If this memo had been known prior to the vote, FISA reauth [sic]would have failed, Snowden tweeted early Friday. These abuses must be made public, and @realDonaldTrump should send the bill back with a veto.
Officials confirm there's a secret report showing abuses of spy law Congress voted to reauthorize this week. If this memo had been known prior to the vote, FISA reauth would have failed. These abuses must be made public, and @realDonaldTrump should send the bill back with a veto. https://t.co/BEwJ9EyIq0
Edward Snowden (@Snowden) January 19, 2018
If Trump does not veto the bill and sent it back to Congress for reform, Snowden said, this is nothing but politics.
Following the successful House vote, the Senate just barely advanced legislation on Tuesday to reauthorize Section 702 of FISA despite demands from Republicans and Democrats for more privacy protections for U.S. citizens a cause espoused by Snowden.
Last week, before the FISA reauthorization bills passage in Congress, Trump claimed in a tweet the Obama administration used the controversial surveillance tool to...
Below you will find and interview with Nikki Wyrd. Nikki was
conceived at the end of 1967, making it onto the planet just as
things began to get really interesting. After spending... The post
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The German Contra Magazin called on NATO to understand that a war against Russia is "suicide". Readers of the publication noted that Germany remembers this especially well.... In NATO, there are forces that are convinced of the correctness of a "military solution" of confrontation with Russia. However, anyone who attacks the Russians "actually commits suicide" because of the strength of Russian weapons and Moscow's readiness to use them in case of a threat to its security. An author of Contra Magazin, Ernst Planner, singles out the Iskander-M complexes, capable of "flying to Warsaw in two minutes, and four to Berlin." In addition, NATO defense equipment is obsolete when it comes to the Iskanders, as they can fly in the mesosphere.
By Q Code
(571) Jan 21 2018 17:31:32Q!UW.yye1fxo51
FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarretts Family
THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD.
THE GREAT AWAKENING.
A WEEK TO REMEMBER.
(568) Jan 21 2018 12:25:40Q!UW.yye1fxo48
@Jack, MZ, ES, JB, EM, SH, MSM, etc.
Do you know that we know?
Do you know that we see all?
Do you know that we hear all?
FEAR the STORM.
NOBODY PLAYING THE GAME GETS A FREE PASS.
(567) Jan 21 2018 12:06:20Q!UW.yye1fxo47
Will SESSIONS drop the hammer?
1 of 22.
#Memo shifts narrative.
#Memo reinstates SESSIONS authority re: Russia/ALL.
#Memo factually demonstrates collusion at highest levels.
#Memo factually demonstrates HUSSEIN ADMIN weaponized INTEL community to ensure D victory [+insurance].
#Memo factually demonstrates knowingly false intel provided to FISA Judges to obtain warrant(s). THEY NEVER THOUGHT SHE WOULD LOSE.
[The 16 Year Plan To Destroy America]
By Dr. Mercola Despite the fact that more than 2,000 studies have been performed on coconut oil, demonstrating a wide range of benefits, it continues to be wrongfully vilified to this day, mainly because 90 percent of its fat content is saturated fat. However, saturated fats, and most particularly coconut oil, are an important part of
By Zero Hedge
A former Federal Prosecutor sat down with The Daily Caller to give perhaps the most comprehensive rundown of the Obama Administrations brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton and frame an incoming president with a false Russian conspiracy.
In this highly recommended 30 minute interview with Joe diGenova, the former Special Counsel who went after both the Teamsters and former NY Governor Elliot Spitzer, paints a very clear picture of collusion is painted between the Obama administration, the FBI, the Clinton campaign and opposition research firm Fusion GPS.
From the Daily Caller:
The FBI used to spy on Russians. This time they spied on us. what this story is about a brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton from a clear violation of the law with regard to the way she handled classified information with her classified server. Absolutely a crime, absolutely a felony. Its about finding out why as the Inspector General is doing at the department of justice why Comey and the senior DOJ officials conducted a fake criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton. Followed none of the regular rules, gave her every break in the book, immunized all kinds of people, allowed the destruction of evidence, no grand jury, no subpoenas, no search warrant. Thats not an investigation, thats a Potemkin village. Its a farce.
And everybody knew it was a farce. The problem was, she didnt win. And because she didnt wain, the farce became a very serious opera. It wasnt a comic opera anymore, it was a tragic opera. And she was going to be the focus.
What this is about, this is about a lavabo, a cleansing of FBI and the upper echelons of the Department of Justice.
Were going to discover that the Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, her deputy Sally Yates, the head of the national security division John Carlin, Bruce Ohr and other senior DOJ officials, and regrettably, lying attorneys. People who were senior career civil servants violated the law, perhaps committed crimes, and covered up crimes by a presidential candidate but more than that, they tried to fra...
Paris rubbish collectors have released a video to sound the alarm over a plague of rats that have invaded the banks of the Seine, claiming that the rodents now pose a physical threat to dustmen. Shot last month between the tourist landmark of the Muse d'Orsay and the Pont Royal, the film shows a huge group of the large vermin desperately trying to escape from a deep plastic municipal rubbish bin. The dustman who shot the film, known only as David, can be heard shouting: "Look in the bin, there are a million rats!" He said colleagues were so overwhelmed, they simply shut the bin and "crushed" all the rats in their garbage truck. The "horror" scene was, according to the municipal collector, far from a one-off. "For the past year, we've seen a proliferation of rats in all the arrondissements on the banks of the Seine," the dustman told Le Parisien, the French capital's daily newspaper. He said the situation was no longer tenable "both for Parisians and tourists who come to visit the most beautiful city in the world".
Call it the Year of the Billionaire.
In 2017, a new billionaire was created every two days and while 82 percent of all wealth created went to the top 1 percent of the worlds richest while zero percentabsolutely nothingwent to the poorest half of the global population.
That troubling information is included in Oxfams latest report on global inequalitytitled Reward Work, Not Wealth (pdf)released Monday. In addition to the above, the report details how skyrocketing wealth growth among the already rich coupled with stagnant wages and persistent poverty among the lowest economic rungs of society means that just 42 individuals now hold as much wealth as the 3.7 billion poorest people on the planet.
The billionaire boom is not a sign of a thriving economy but a symptom of a failing economic system, Winnie Byanyima, Oxfams executive director of Oxfam International. The people who make our clothes, assemble our phones and grow our food are being exploited to ensure a steady supply of cheap goods, and swell the profits of corporations and billionaire investors.
Among the reports key findings:
The report comes just as the worlds economic and political elite are set to open the World Economic Forum, held annually in Davos, Switzerland. And why th...
Imagine a film about a backer of an American war in the Third World who, as a State Department official, decides to visit and observe that war firsthand. After many months he learns that most of what our leaders have been telling the public about the war was wrong. In reality, our side was not winning, and most of the claims made for the effort were false. For example, patrols reported to protect certain areas did not even exist. The written reports describing these patrols were simply made up. Therefore both American troops, and the foreign natives we were allied with, were dying by the thousands for fraudulent reasons.
When he returns from his tour abroad, the official learns about a secret Defense Department study. It exposes much of what he had observed. The study is being supervised by his old boss, who gives him access to it. He then meets with a politician who is against the war and they begin to share certain ideas about opposing it. That politician decides to run for president in order to end the war. But he is assassinated while on the verge of winning his partys nomination. As a result, a new president takes office, yet he is not that interested in ending what has now become a continuing disaster. In fact, the new president actually expands combat operations into two neighboring countries.
The former hawk has now become a dove dedicated to ending the war. He decides his only option is to copy the secret study since it shows all the deceptions and failures of the war. He goes to Washington and offers it to four anti-war politicians to read on the floor of Congress. They all have reasons to refuse.
He then decides to go to an old reporter friend who, like him, went from backing the war to opposing it. His newspaper decides to publish a long series based on the secret study. But on the third day of publication, the new president goes to court to stop publication. So our protagonist goes to an old acquaintance at a rival newspaper, and that paper decides to publish. They are also sued but our converted dove gets copies to many other papers, nearly twenty in all. They all publish. And he finally finds a senator to read the documents into the congressional record. The new president charges him for theft and espionage. But the presidents administration uses several unethical means in order to indict himincluding influencing the judge with a job offer. These acts are publicized and the charges dismissed. He becomes a household name and, quite rightly, a national hero.
Who wouldnt want to see a movie based on that story? Who wouldnt like to be part of making a movie based on that story?
Well, evidently, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg wouldnt. Instead, they have produced a movie, The Post, depicting a very different set...
By Gateway Pundit
Great news! Our efforts to #ReleaseTheMemo have been effective and the HPSIC plans to begin the process to release the FBI/FISA/Russia memo. This may take up to 19+ Congressional work days but Americans deserve to know the truth, tweeted Joyce.
Great news! Our efforts to #ReleaseTheMemo have been effective and the HPSIC plans to begin the process to release the FBI/FISA/Russia memo. This may take up to 19+ Congressional work days but Americans deserve to know the truth.
Dave Joyce (@RepDaveJoyce) January 20, 2018
On Friday, Republican lawmakers started publically lobbying Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes to release the memo.
Earlier this morning, I examined the classified, four-page memo from @HouseIntelComm regarding the FBI, DOJ, and the so-called #RussianCollusion. To put it simply, WOW. I joined the call to #ReleaseTheMemo...
By Susan Duclos
Democrats in utter and complete panic decided to force a government shutdown onto America to distract the publics attention from the classified four-page House Intelligence Committee memo which details Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses by the Obama administration and Intelligence agencies like the FBI and DOJ during his presidency.
In the first article of the #ReleaseThe Memo series we at ANP detailed a House Intelligence Committee vote where every single Democrat on the committee voted against releasing a four-page memo which details FISA abuses, under the Obama administration, to the full 435 members of Congress. Republicans approved it in a party line vote, allowing access only in the secure room because of classified information contained within the document.
We asked in that initial article What are Democrats so scared of?
In part Two of the #ReleaseTheMemo series, that question was answered as members of the House that entered that private room and read the details of the corruption and politicization of the intelligence community, came out and went on camera, visibly shaken over what they had read, with one Representative even comparing those rampant abuses by the Obama administration to actions used by the KGB. Every member that saw the memo came out with demands that the House Intelligence Committee declassify the document and release it to the public at large.
In the midst of the public outcry where millions of Americans called Congress to demand the release of the memo, Democrats in the Senate, in a blind panic over the upcoming release of the memo, took a calculated risk to shutdown the government, with the liberal mainstream media playing their part by focusing their headlines on the issues causing the government shutdown. This also allowed the MSM to avoid finally informing their audience that the Independent Media was correct over the last year in asserting the whole Russia collusion with Trump storyline, and the Mueller investigation, was nothing m...
The Justice Department has given various congressional committees nearly 400 pages of additional text messages between two FBI officials who were removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. One of the newly discovered messages, lawmakers said, appeared to indicate that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page knew that charges would not be filed against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a result of the investigation into her email server -- before Clinton was interviewed by the bureau. Strzok and Page were pulled off the probe last summer after it emerged that some of their messages to each other included anti-Trump content. Strzok, an FBI counterintelligence agent, was reassigned to the Bureau's human resources division after the discovery of the exchanges with Page, with whom he was having an affair. According to a Saturday letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, the Justice Department provided 384 pages of messages to lawmakers on Friday. However, Johnson noted that additional texts sent between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17 of last year were not preserved by the FBI's system.
There are some zionists in Israel and the United States who consider themselves liberals. Liberalism is generally identified as a political philosophy embracing the values of liberty and equality, as well as "ideas and programmes such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free markets, civil rights, democratic societies, secular governments, gender equality and international cooperation." Zionism, on the other hand, is "the national movement of the Jewish people that supports the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel (roughly corresponding to Canaan, the Holy Land, or the region of Palestine)." Since establishing a Jewish homeland is done at the expense of the non-Jewish people already living in Palestine, who have to face either becoming second-class citizens at best (if they are assimilated into Israel proper), eviction from their homes, a permanent military occupation or genocide at worst (if they live in the West Bank or Gaza), then the term 'liberal zionism' turns out to be an oxymoron if not a logical contradiction.
As you may know on January 31st there will be a Super Blue Blood Moon. This is one interesting astrological event and has us all feeling a bit worked up and fogged out.
I am not going to go into too much detail about what a Super Blue Blood Moon is because I know you have all most likely seen previous posts explaining that, but I will give you an overall rundown on them just in case you have not. A Super Blue Blood moon is a triage of things. It is a Supermoon, Blue moon, and Blood moon.
A Supermoon makes the moon appear brighter and bigger, a Blue moon is the second full moon in a month, and a Blood moon is associated with a lunar eclipse because the moon itself appears to be red during that time. Below you will find a list of all of the zodiac signs and how each one will be affected by this interesting and overwhelming Super Blue Blood Moon to come.
You will be finding a sense of balance through the energies of this interesting full moon. You will be able to realize things that have needed to be realized for a long time. During this time helping others is something you should focus on. While this may seem like foreign territory to you it is something you will really enjoy.
The energies from this event will have you feeling quite out of place. All you need to do is let things ride out as they are going to. Do not push and do not pull. Let things happen as they will. Your goals will be achieved soon and through this experience, something amazing will come.
This is quite a conflicting time for you. Please be prepared for any and everything. You are going to be betrayed by someone close to you in a way that you might never be able to imagine. While you may not find out about it right now you need to be careful with the things you share with others. Being too open is a bad thing.
This month is going to be a bit crazy for you. That being said I mean crazy in a good way not in a bad way. You will be gaining something you have been wanting through the energies at play. That being said, this is something you did not realize you wanted.
You are going to be losing the spotlight for a little while but it will give you time to figure out who you are on the inside. Do not let this bring you down. Keep your head up and enjoy the small things.
This is going to be a terrible time for Virgos. You are going to be experiencing something quite painful and will have to figure out how to get through it all on your own. Do not be too invested in relationships right now, something may backfire.
For four of the country's largest hospital systems, enough is enough. Sick of drug companies' eye-popping price hikes and ridiculous shortages, the feisty hospital systems announced Wednesday that they've banded together and formed an unnamed non-profit to make their own steady supply of affordable generic medicines. The leading hospital system, Intermountain Healthcare, released a statement explaining: The new company intends to be an FDA approved manufacturer and will either directly manufacture generic drugs or sub-contract manufacturing to reputable contract manufacturing organizations, providing patients an affordable alternative to products from generic drug companies whose capricious and unfair pricing practices are damaging the generic drug market and hurting consumers. The company will also seek to stabilize the supply of essential generic medications administered in hospitals, many of which have fallen into chronic shortage.
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The Guardian recently published an article claiming that critical discussion of the White Helmets in Syria has been 'propagated online by a network of anti-imperialist activists, conspiracy theorists and trolls with the support of the Russian government'. Many readers were dismayed at this crude defence of a - presumably - pro-imperialist perspective, and at the unwarranted smearing of reasoned questioning based on evidence from independent journalists. What The Guardian did next: quickly closed its comments section; did not allow a right of reply to those journalists singled out for denigration in the piece; did not allow publication of the considered response from a group of concerned academics (posted in full below); did not respond to the group's subsequent Letter, or a follow up email to it; prevaricated in response to telephone inquiries as to whether a decision against publishing either communication from the group had or had not been taken; failed to respond to a message to its Readers' Editor from Vanessa Beeley, one of the journalists criticised in the article.
The owner of the Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex, Barry Sherman, and his wife were found dead at their home under suspicious circumstances. Reports say their bodies were "hanging side by side" next to their pool. The bodies of Bernard Sherman, 75, also known as Barry, and his wife, Honey, 70, were found around Friday noon in their mansion in the North York district of Toronto by the police, who arrived in answer to a 911 call. Police did not say who made the call, while the National Post reported that the bodies were initially discovered by a real estate agent, who came to the couple's luxury mansion, which is currently up for sale. The paper also said that the bodies were "found hanging side by side next to their indoor pool," something that other Canadian outlets later repeated, citing police sources. Local media also said police were looking into whether it was a murder-suicide.
On Monday at a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and head of the delegation of the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) Nasser Hariri, the politicians spoke about a terrorist threat in Syria and prospects of the peace settlement in the country. On Caliphate The Daesh terrorist group failed to reach the goal of creating the Caliphate on the Syrian territory, but some terrorist pockets are yet to be suppressed, Lavrov noted. READ MORE: Russian Military, Syrian Authorities Discussing Creation of Refugee Shelters The minister attributed the significant success made in fighting against terrorism in Syria to the Astana format and to the agreements that were reached between Russia, the United States and Jordan on the establishment of the southern de-escalation zone.
By Sandra Erwin
WASHINGTON The title of the 2018 National Defense Strategy Sharpening the American Militarys Competitive Edge pretty much sums up the tone that has been set by Secretary Jim Mattis.
The plan is straightforward: compete, deter and win. And that applies to outer space, too. Space is like any other domain of war, Mattis said Friday following a speech at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies here, where he laid out the broad themes of the new strategy.
Asked by a member of the audience to elaborate on how the U.S. military would fight enemies in space, Mattis delivered one of his trademark one-liners: Dont try it.
In space, the United States has to become so strong to make it obvious to adversaries that they would have no benefit to be gained from attacking U.S. systems, Mattis said. What that means is that we have to have capabilities to deny them what they want to achieve.
Capabilities in this case are not traditional military weapons but space systems that are resilient to attack. Its not about what you might think, guns in space shooting at each other, Mattis said. To deter enemies, the military has to make it hard, if not impossible, for them to interfere with U.S. satellites. For every satellite up, well have a hundred more that could launch as fast as theyre taken out, he said.
Mattis explanation for how to make space more resilient echoes the thinking of other military leaders who have called for the Pentagon to stop using large, expensive spacecraft and instead put up constellations of cheaper small satellites that can be replaced quickly if a conflict erupted and U.S. systems came under attack.
Preferably, said Mattis, conflicts in space should be resolved diplomatically. Well come up with arms control agreements at some point, and well start getting this under control. Aggressors would be punished with economic and other types of international sanctions, he added. In space we will do our best to deter. But for right now, its about sizing up the problem and making certain that our diplomats will be negotiating from a position of strength.
The 2018 strategy mostly is classified and...
A STUDY conducted among the richest 1% of the world's population, which is now convened at the secretive Davos summit, reveals that a total of 0% of politicians make decisions independently with many participants in the study proudly listing the names and locations of the politicians they own. "It's fancy 21st slavery for rich people really," explained one billionaire, drinking soup from the skull of a poor person, just one of 12 courses at a lavish Davos banquet. "It's all well and good owning the means of production, and paying the poor next to nothing but that's standard rich person stuff. I get no joy from that, it's much more fun to force world leaders into signing some legislation that benefits my interests and my interests alone," the billionaire added, while holding the testicles of one Western leader in a vice like grip as he simultaneously gorged on his main course. The information contained in this new study comes as it was also revealed the richest 1% of the world now own 82% of the world's wealth, something Davos attendees admit does not make for good reading.
The Event Chronicle Editor Note: Alice left a comment on our website on the 18th, under this article, and said her sons friends witnessed something in the sky, as well:
So glad I found this story. I live on Oahu and experienced the missile alert. Because the message sent out said the alert was coming from Pacific Command (not the state) I paid closer attention. What bothered me, though, was that the sirens were not going off. I later learned from my son that friends of his who live in the north of the island saw something in the sky with a fireball trailing. This story is giving credence to what they may have been witnessing.
By Lexi Morgan
SOUTH PACIFIC (INTELLIHUB) A man posted a video to YouTube on Sunday in which he claims his sister, who lives on Maui, heard that a group of 9 tour boat guides and about 13 tourists witnessed some type of explosion in the sky about 100 NM offshore (leeward side.)
They said it looked like a meteor and then all of a sudden it was a big boom and it lit up the entire sky, he explained. It was at eight oclock in the morning.
Maybe this wasnt a drill after all, he said. I would think that the United States would not want to cause more panic if they did launch something at Hawaii they would say it was a mistake.
The man also maintains that the story was posted by a local news outlet for a short period of time before it...
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Future of world being negotiated in next two weeks as Super Blue Blood Moon approaches
By Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society
The shutdown of the U.S. government over the weekend is likely to become permanent as top-level negotiations continue to discuss its replacement, multiple sources agree. The Western old-world-order leadership is gathering this week in Davos, Switzerland to debate this very issue, the sources say.
Pentagon sources, meanwhile, say the shutdown was orchestrated so Congress can be arrested, as they lose immunity while not in session. In addition, the sources say U.S. President Donald Trump was summoned to meet top brass at the Pentagon on January 18th, as the Navy hunted for rogue submarines and the military uses the shutdown to arrest cabal, terminate the corporate government, and launch the Republic to usher in the global currency reset (GCR).
Furthermore, the sources continued, The House may release the FISA memo, which will take down criminals in Department of Justice, the FBI, the Democratic National Council, the CIA, plus the Obama and Hillary Clinton organizations.
Trump may even read the memo at the State of the Union address on January 30th, the sources added.
The sources also say, Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett was killed in New Mexico to solidify the Zimbabwe dollar and pave the way for the GCR. A gold-backed Zimbabwe dollar is being pushed by many as a new African currency to replace the current mishmash of Rothschild-controlled currencies.
However, it is still far from certain that the GCR will take place as envisioned by the peopl...
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has compared Donald Trump's Twitter attacks to tactics used by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). Khan has been outspoken in his criticism of the US president. In an interview with the Intercept, Khan said Trump's language is "very similar to the rhetoric used by so-called ISIS/Daesh." He added that one of the things the terrorist group wants to see is "an increase in Islamophobic attacks; they want a backlash against proud Muslims, proud Westerners." "We are in danger of amplifying the narrative that Daesh/so-called ISIS have about a 'clash of civilizations,' 'the West hates us,' by some of the language that Donald Trump has used," Khan said, in reference to Trump's tendency to relate terrorism to Islam. "He is, if you like, repeating what so-called ISIS/Daesh are saying: 'The West and Islam are irreconcilable,' 'You can't be a proud American and a proud Muslim.'"
When I first met Yasser Arafat in besieged Beirut, in the summer of 1982, Abu Mazen was not present. But when I met him again in Tunis, a few months later, he asked me to meet Abu Mazen, too.
Abu Mazen, it transpired, was the Fatah leader in charge of Israeli matters.
My first impression of Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) was that he was the exact opposite of Arafat. He looked like a schoolmaster.
Arafat was an outgoing type, who liked to embrace and kiss people and to establish close relations from the outset. Abu Mazen was much more reserved and withdrawn. Yet I liked his personality.
Even then, more than 35 years ago, he belonged to the first rank of the Fatah and PLO leadership, side by side with people like Abu Jihad (who was killed by Israel), Abu Iyad (who was killed by Palestinian extremists), Farouk Kaddoumi (who objected to Oslo and was excluded).
I met with Abu Mazen every time I visited Arafat in Tunis. When I heard that he was originally from Safed, the mixed Arab-Jewish town in northern Palestine, this was an additional bond. Safed was the second home of my wife, Rachel, who, as a child, went there every summer. Her father, a childrens physician, practiced there in the summers, too. Abu Mazen could not remember whether he was ever treated by him as a child, before his family had to flee in 1948.
After the assassination of Arafat (as I believe, without proof), Abu Mazen assumed the leadership of both Fatah (the party) and the PLO (the semi-government). He is no second Arafat he has neither the heroic stature nor the international status of the Founder. But he was accepted by all.
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As the leader of a small and weak people, faced with a much stronger adversary, Arafat believed that the Palestinians must use all the few instruments at their disposal: organization, diplomacy, violence, whatever. But after the Yom Kippur war, he started on the path to Oslo. As he explained to me:
I saw that after an initial huge victory of surprise, the Arabs lost the war. I realized then that there was no way to recover our country by war.
I think that Abu Mazen did not believe...
"UFO Disclosure": a covert op to discredit
By Jon Rappoport
The current Tom DeLonge disclosure happened in a most curious way. Suddenly, several high-level ex-CIA spooks and Pentagon insiders joined Blink-182 rocker DeLonge's team, a start-up company called "To the Stars Academy." One of the team members, Luis Elizondo, rolled out information on a UFO Pentagon program he headed up.
But Elizondo, for years, ran clandestine covert ops in Latin America for the US intelligence community.
Another DeLonge team member, Steve Justice, was once the program director of the Lockheed Skunk Works in Palmdale, California, where super-secret aerospace (and UFO?) research is carried out.
Jim Semivan, another DeLonge team member, "retired from the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations after 25 years as an operations officer, both overseas and domestically," states the Academy website.
Chris Mellon "served 20 years in the federal government, including as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in the Clinton and Bush Administrations."
Paul Rapp's "past honors include a Certificate of Commendation from the Central Intelligence Agency for 'significant contributions to the mission of the Office of Research and Development'." (Note: This office, ORD, was where the CIA's MKULTRA mind control program secretly landed, in 1962, after it purportedly ended.)
Norm Kahn-"Dr. Kahn had over a 30-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency..."
This is an impressive team of insider heavy hitters, with extensive backgrounds in deception.
In order to roll out secret information about UFOs, they COULD HAVE FORMED AN INDEPENDENT GROUP OF THEIR OWN, WITH NO AFFILIATION, AND LAUNCHING FROM THAT PLATFORM, THEY COULD HAVE GAINED INSTANT CREDIBILITY WITH THE PRESS AND MUCH OF THE PUBLIC.
That's how UFO disclosure could have happened.
By Paul Seaburn
Lets get to the big news first. Did you know you can make money hunting for meteorite fragments? According to the Detroit Free Press, Darryl Pitt, a meteorite consultant to Christies auction house, is offering $20,000 for 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of recovered meteorite whole or pieces. Not bad work if you can find it and if youre interested in finding it, the place to look today is in Michigan specifically, somewhere northwest of Detroit in Hamburg Township.
Tuesdays news of a meteor passing over metro Detroit and exploding in the atmosphere over Livingston County has brought out meteorite hunters like Ward to search for the precious stones. NASA scientists say the meteor broke up about 20 miles over Earth and showered most of its fragments along a 2-mile swath in the Hamburg Township area of Livingston County.
We are happy and excited to report, two meteorites from the Jan 16th fall have been found in Michigan today. Congratulations to Robert Ward and Larry Atkins on the first two reported finds.https://t.co...
The manufacture and use of tools has long been touted as a line of demarcation between humans and non-human animals: our technological prowess is what makes us human, it was thought. But research over the last few decades has blurred that line, as tool manufacture and use, and even the use of tools to make other tools (known as meta-tool use), has been reported in an increasing number of species. Meta-tool use has been seen in numerous primate species, but among nature's most prolific tool-makers and users are the corvids: members of the Corvidae family, such as ravens, magpies and, importantly, crows. Crows in Japan and California, for example, have been observed to use cars lined up at traffic lights to crack open difficult nuts. In 1996 Gavin Hunt at the University of Auckland reported in Nature the remarkable discovery that New Caledonian crows (Corvus moneduloides) manufactured and used tools while trying to catch prey. The tools had features previously seen only in early human cultures after the Lower Palaeolithic period, which ended 200,000 years ago. They were remarkably standardised, came in distinct types with distinct shapes, and, importantly, used hooks.
This April Fools Day, the joke will be on real American citizens and the integrity of our democratic institutions. On April 1st, the state of California will implement a court order that automatically registers anyone [...]
YouAreFreeTV 1-20-18 Q Announces
#TENDARKDAYS: Dont Be Afraid of The Dark!
Posted on 2018/01/21
Source: Kauilapele Blog
This is someone I have never watched before, but I found her information and take on things to be very refreshing. This #TENDARKDAYS thing is something Ive heard of before, and apparently it started on the 1-20 and goes through the 1-29, followed by the 1-30-18 Trump State of the Union, which she is hash tagging as #JudgementDay. Hmmm. A lot going on in the background, she says. All things being done in the dark are leading up to the 30th.
Another hashtag floating around is #ReleasetheMemo. She points out that it can also be viewed as containing the name Seth, referring to Seth Rich (#releaSETHememo).
She also mentions C60 which is apparently Buckminster Fullerene in olive or coconut oil. Someone else mentioned it to me. Here is an Amazon search link.
Published on Jan 20, 2018
With the government shutdown maneuver in play, Q team assures is Judgement Day is coming. Next week may be dark but it will be busy! Keep the Prayer Wave Strong 6pm worldwide! Q: Who is P? Will we have a new VP by Jan 30?
By Loren Thompson
War in space has begun. Although the details are secret and the action so far is mostly non-kinetic, U.S. rivals such as China are investing heavily in ways of degrading or destroying space-based capabilities on which Americas military and civilian economy depend. A report by the Pentagons most prestigious panel of advisers, the Defense Science Board, warned last year that electromagnetic threats to U.S. satellite communications have rapidly escalated in the last few years, and likely will continue growing in the future.
These threats have the potential to severely impair U.S. military performance in wartime. Consider, for example, the Global Positioning System constellation of satellites which provides precise navigational information for users operating on or near the earths surface. Without access to GPS signals, U.S. smart bombs would not work; executing complex military maneuvers would be much more challenging; and friendly-fire incidents would become more common because of the difficulty of locating forces in the fog of war.
And thats just the beginning. Civilians depend on GPS to synchronize cellular telephone operations; track commercial aircraft and trucking fleets; support auto navigation systems; provide emergency services; perform precision agriculture; and conduct a vast array of other functions. So the growing possibility that GPS satellites might be destroyed in wartime, or their relatively weak signals degraded by jamming, or their ground control stations impaired by cyber attacks, has consequences stretching far beyond the military realm.
Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make a close approach to Earth on Feb. 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST / 21:30 UTC). At the time of closest approach, the asteroid will be no closer than 10 times the distance between Earth and the Moon (about 2.6 million miles, or 4.2 million kilometers). 2002 AJ129 is an intermediate-sized near-Earth asteroid, somewhere between 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) and 0.75 miles (1.2 kilometers) across. It was discovered on Jan. 15, 2002, by the former NASA-sponsored Near Earth Asteroid Tracking project at the Maui Space Surveillance Site on Haleakala, Hawaii. The asteroid's velocity at the time of closest approach, 76,000 mph (34 kilometers per second), is higher than the majority of near-Earth objects during an Earth flyby. The high flyby velocity is a result of the asteroid's orbit, which approaches very close to the Sun-11 million miles (18 million kilometers). Although asteroid 2002 AJ129 is categorized as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA), it does not pose an actual threat of colliding with our planet for the foreseeable future.
By Paul Seaburn
The mystery of three recent earth-shaking explosions in Russia, Dallas and the U.S. Midwest is not their cause even diehard skeptics are calling them meteors or bolides. Whats mysterious is why such unusually violent and visible space rock events occurred in a space of just nine days. Where is NASAs meteor alert team? Are we in the middle of an undiscovered meteor shower? Should we expect more? Does Home Depot sell meteor-proof sheds?
On the night of January 7th, 2018, a deep blue light crossed over the heavily-populated, southwestern Russia republics of Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, and Tatarstanin. As is the case in Russia, the incident was picked up on dash cams, showing the darkness change briefly to light as the blue flash passed overhead. The Siberian Times reports the usual denials of manmade responsibly by the Russian military and space program, which are plausible since few if any witnesses reported hearing an explosion or any other sound. Astronomers disagreed on possible causes, with Yuri Nefefyev of the Engelhardt Astronomical Observatory blaming atmospheric electricity, while Sergey Golovkin of the Kazan Federal University Physics Institute speculating it was a bolide that burned up completely in the atmosphere and never hit land. Plenty of pictures no explanations. That sounds like Russia.
But not Dallas where, on January 12th at around 8:34 pm, a huge boom was heard, with some witnesses reporting a bright flash first and the feeling of percussion afterwards. While there were just a few security cameras catching the event, the video was enough to convince astronomer Ron DiIulio from the University of North Texas that it w...
First Lady Melania Trump has banned White House staff from receiving the flu shot after learning of the adverse health effects associated with the controversial vaccine, according to reports. While public debate rages about the [...]
Technocracy vs. the creative
By Jon Rappoport
"The individual is not a poker chip in a game. He isn't a marker or a cipher or a symbol. The individual is an independent creative force. More energy is expended on denying that creative force than the sum required to light all the lightbulbs and run all the machines on the planet." (THE MAGICIAN AWAKES, Jon Rappoport)
The analysis in this article is based, in part, on the work of Patrick Wood, and his book, Technocracy Rising, which is a major breakthrough in understanding the elite plan for our world.
As you read this article, you'll notice some Technocratic changes are long-term plans, while other changes are already underway.
Technocracy, in its most radical form, which IS the form on the planning table, would eliminate private property in exchange for "a better life for all."
Every person would have an energy quota. During a given time period, he would only be allowed to "spend" so much---calculated from how much energy has been used to produce the goods he buys. (The smart grid is a step in that direction.)
Real time tracking would calculate all energy inputs and outputs on the planet.
The tracking of a) energy use by each citizen and b) overall energy production would be the true purpose of the Surveillance State. Not the defeat of terrorism.
Terrorism and wars exist to mount sufficient chaos to "require" the imposition of a "better order."
Politicians would eventually subordinate themselves to engineers and "computer professionals," who believe they can create a society that operates like a well-oiled machine. Every person would have a cog-role in the machine.
It took getting robbed at gunpoint for liberal comedian Tim Young to turn conservative and change his mind about gun laws, proving there is wisdom in the old adage a liberal is just a [...]
Three days into a government shutdown, the Senate is voting to clear the path for funding US institutions through February 8. Democrats had blocked funding, demanding amnesty for migrants brought into the US as children illegally. The main point of contention is the fate of some 700,000 immigrants brought into the US illegally as children, whom the Obama administration protected from deportation under the executive action known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Trump administration announced in September that it would phase DACA out by March 2018, but the decision is currently tied up in the courts. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said his party would vote to fund the government in exchange for a bipartisan law resolving the status of DACA recipients by February 8.
President Trump has created a new division within the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, with the express purpose of banning mandatory vaccinations across the country, and ensuring citizens have a right to [...]
Its deja-vu all over again, as baseball legend Yogi Berra might have said. The politicians and media are telling us the world is coming to an end because a compromise could not be made at the 11th hour to keep the Federal government in business.
Republicans blame Democrats for the shutdown over their insistence on legislation to benefit about 700,000 Dreamers immigrants who were brought illegally into the country as children. Democrats make the shutdown all about Donald Trump, hoping to gain political points from his unpopular status. The media headlines are recycled from the last phony shutdown. Its all about partisanship in Washington, mainstream media tells us. The same pundits are on television demanding that the parties put aside differences and work together for the American people.
Dont let the politicians and the media fool you. Despite the appearance of ferocious partisan warfare, the truth is that both political parties agree on all the important issues.
Both parties support perpetual, undeclared war.
Both parties voted last week to continue suspending the Fourth Amendment, granting President Trump and his Administration the authority to continue spying on all of us without a warrant for another six years. So much for Democrat talk that President Trump could not be trusted: they have entrusted him with the authority to spy on us for six more years!
Both sides agree on no spending limits for the warfare-welfare state. Both parties agree that the Federal Reserve should continue to manipulate our currency to the benefit of big banks, well-connected corporations, and Wall Street.
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While they want to frighten us by claiming the shutdown will shut down the U.S. military, making us less safe, the fact is Pentagon operations overseas will continue without pause. Defense Secretary Mattis assured us...
A woman has suffered severe burning to her anus after being struck by lightning bolt which hit her in the mouth and passed right through her body, exiting in the form of sparks from her [...]
Holding the Vision amid the
January 22, 2018
Source: Golden Age of Gaia | By Steve Beckow
One day we hear of a real nuclear attack on Hawaii. The next hour its a false alarm. Then we hear, no, it was real. And then we hear, no, it wasnt.
Honestly, I dont know whom to believe any more.
Nevertheless, I remain convinced that the white hats have the matter in hand.
I believe that everyone of any senior authority involved with the Accountability actions underway is following human and universal law, has well documented their cases (and can use the Akashic Records if need be), and is supported by a galaxy of nations, on and off planet.
This is the place I think to make the following comment.
There are some folks at work in the Accountability phase of Ascension that Id like to acknowledge and have known about since 2007.
The great sacrifice of the men and women of the military and intelligence communities who died in past years for carrying out whats unfolding before us now is remembered with gratitude.
Whats being ushered in in this Accountability Phase could not have happened without their refusing to serve the deep state and being willing to put their lives on the line to free their country. No one has made a greater sacrifice than they.
As we begin plans for reconstruction, Im sure we all thank those who made this rebirth of freedom, occurring around us at this moment, possible.
I look around for whats useful at a time like this. And quite frankly, what I see as useful that I can provide is...
To Follow or Not To Follow
January 22, 2018
Source: Golden Age of Gaia | By Suzanne Maresca
It isnt an easy task to know who is telling the truth right now. In the interest of making the attempt, Ive started following certain independent investigative journalists, first on YouTube and then also on Twitter.
I created an anonymous account simply to follow the folks whove been connecting the dots and digging for information. Not to tweet or comment, just to follow a few who seem to be clear-headed and service-minded people, and in at least one case galactic.
Its kind of awesome and exciting really, although the things being exposed right now are indeed truly ugly and evil.
Realization of our own Divine Nature seems to make it more tolerable to learn of these things. Perhaps because we know that this intense chaos means the exposure of all the nasty things that have been proliferating in the dark for so long.
The Light shines on everything now.
If youre feeling ready to go down the one-way road of challenging knowledge, check out on both YouTube and Twitter:
Jordan Sather, Destroying the Illusion
And on Twitter ~ @ScottAnthonyUSA @jerome_corsi @ImperatorRex3 @Project_Veritas @JamesOKeefeIII @B75434425 @LizCrokin
I will say that...
Did you know that your body could become too acidic? Well, it can and that is a very serious problem.
When it comes to our health, we need a balanced environment, not one that is too acidic and not one that is too alkaline. If your body becomes too acidic you will become deficient in some needed nutrients. This will strain your body big time.
You see, our current diets seem to almost force us to become too acidic and that is not a good thing. When we become too acidic within it becomes a condition known as acidosis. Acidosis, to begin with, might not seem like a problem but the worse it gets the worse you will feel. Below you will find a list of sighs that will help you figure out if you might be experiencing acidosis.
When you find yourself experiencing these things on a small scale you should do something about it. That being said, if you are experiencing these things on a large scale you need to see someone and get them sorted out as quickly as possible. The most effective treatment for acidosis is to stop eating acid-forming foods.
Doctors can diagnose acidosis with a series of blood tests. Without treatment in general if your acidosis goes ignored it may lead to health complications like kidney stones, chronic kidney issues, bone disease, and de...
Have you ever felt as though you are living in a world in which you are constantly bombarded with messages and influence from advertisers, governments, big corporations and those in positions of power? Rather than guiding you towards a better life, healthier choices or the secrets to success, instead it feels as though they are constantly tearing you down.
If you havent already seen the movie The Matrix, I highly recommend it not just for the purposes of entertainment, but also because it provides us with a unique way of looking at the world that we live in. Have you ever considered the benefits that those in power can obtain by keeping you trapped exactly where you are right now, denying you the opportunity to seek something bigger or better? Allowing just enough of the things that make us happy to keep us content with our current situation, they are able to keep us in their system, blind to their lies, manipulation, and control. While the movie is a work of fiction, you can apply many of the principles that it portrayed to the world that we live in.Source: The Unbounded Spirit
There is only one tried, tested and true way to escape the matrix and it starts with the acknowledgment of its existence. Open your eyes to the influences around you, the truths that they are feeding you and the facts beyond that which they are sharing. Do you notice an inconsistency? Through the use o...
By Shem El-Jamal
There appears to be an extreme amount of confusion in modern society with regard to news media. The public is swayed back and forth as corporate news companies attempt to manipulate their opinions this way and that. Meanwhile, a good portion of the public has no idea which direction to turn or what source to believe, and in the months following the election of President Trump, this confusion reached an extreme.
In past years, the corporate media resembled a somewhat balanced, honest and fair establishment with seemingly sensible perspectives to offer. I say resembled mainly because, behind the scenes, this is not what the corporate media has proven to be, according to witnesses and former-employee testimony as well as the observations of numerous independent, professional journalists. And this is primarily where the confusion comes in.
Many of us know that corporate news does not have much room left for objectivity. Among all of the large donors, sponsors, and corporate banking establishments that own major shares in these news companies, there are very few that can afford for news to report the absolute, unequivocal truth.
After all, the sales of each company depend upon image. So if the conglomerate of companies in which a news organization is included begins reporting information that casts one of the included corporate entities in a negative light, all of the investors may take a hit to their bottom line. Consequently, these corporate news companies play ball with other corporate entities so that everyone stays happyexcept for the general public, that is.
The major problem in todays society is not simply that our corporate news is compromised. The problem largely resides in us. We have become so psychologically dependent and mentally lazy in our desire to gain true information that we have chosen to settle for news without ever questioning or evaluating it.
We pick a source based upon their ability to tell us whatana we want to hear, who has the best makeup, the nicest desk, or who has the hippest graphics on the screen as they ramble. Very few of us truly know how to spot accurate and responsible reporting, and this is a dangerous mental place to be.
When a news audience is completely depend...
A historian determined to blow the lid on the UK government's shady international dealings is releasing hundreds of declassified documents on an online database. "The British public has little idea what has been done," he told RT. Mark Curtis has recently created his own online database, aptly named 'Declassified' - a veritable A-Z of all secret dealings between Britain and virtually every country in the world. The comprehensive list of documents, sourced mostly from the UK's National Archives, aims to provide a "snapshot only of the true history of British foreign policy since 1945" - think everything from Nazis to nuclear warfare. In an interview with RT, Curtis said he decided to compile the documents online as the "British public has little idea what has been done, and is being done, in their names."
We have all been on edge for quite some time anxiously waiting to see where all this tension between the US and North Korea is going, right? Most of us have accepted that WW3 might very well be upon us.
Paul Miller, former National Security Council member supporting the former President George W. Bush as well as Barack Obama is bringing a lot of things to the light in more recent times. He did an interview with Express and people everywhere are talking about it. During this interview, Miller focused mostly on explaining how a war comparable to WW3 would unfold if it involved nuclear weapons in general.
Miller says that the first major changes we would notice would be changes that made communicating over the internet or satellite completely impossible. Dividing the people is a very important task when it comes to these things. Once no one can communicate properly a series of standoff attacks with missiles and bombers would most likely come next.
Miller said the longer those conflicts carried on the more imminent the nuclear explosions would be. WW3 would be something that happens slowly, not overnight. That being said, even Miller himself pointed out that he could be wrong about all of this. Miller believes avoiding war is a good idea. Miller also believes that the war would not come from North Korea but from elsewhere.
Writing for Foreign Policy, he said: Four years ago, I predicted Russias invasion of Ukraine. Heres my next prediction, which by now will strike many people as obvious: The Baltics are next, and will pose one of President Donald Trumps first and greatest tests.
Putin will instigate an ambiguous militarised crisis using deniable proxies, probably in the next two years.
Perhaps Russian-speaking Latvians or Estonians a quarter of Latvians and Estonians are ethnically Russian will begin rioting, protesting for their rights, claiming to be persecuted, asking for international protection.
A suspiciously well armed and well trained Popular Front for the Liberation of the Russian Baltics will appear. A few high-profile assassinations and bond bombings bring the Baltics to the edge of civil war. A low-grade insurgency may emerge.
Dr. Miller added that Putin and other Russians who see the world through the lens of Russian religious nationalism believe the West is inherently a threat because of its degenerac...
Donald Trump should just televise this Bill
Clinton speech from 1995 and then simply state "I'm Donald Trump
and I approve this message."
Very short video - about 84 seconds. https://www.c-spanorg/video /? c4351026/c
infinite zoom: the inner
If we deny we are all messed up with so many continual Karmic lifetime trauma memories, as the new Light wave energy of The Galactic Sun shines from within us to vibrate loose the shackles of the low frequency light shame that binds us without an inner trusting repentance attitude of gratitude, as the traumas come forth in awareness to heal all cellular memories, regular cellular mind-control self-hate judgmental projections will feel like these same traumas are happening, all over again.
Cell division multiplies traumas like a virus spreading through our low vibration bodies, and as they increase when we remain judgmental, without forgiving discernment, body-memories will once again project these self-hate co-creation illusions, that convinces regular 3D perceptions of Karmic-blame out onto our physical-role mirror-doubles once again. Love brings forth everything that isnt, like when a joyful child triggers a Parents shame with an angry reaction-face of control blame, as if their child is hurting them from their anger/fear/pain/ SHAME of separation Patsy-blame.
Judgmental self-hate hidden Trauma-shame defines this Blue-pill Mother Matrix boney-finger pointing bitter-gossip mirror double-ass character-assassination Spirit-jealous Vengeance-rage protection/projection mirror double-PP Parent game-on-game ass-backward anti-love ASS-out of U & ME Karmic role-reversal Time-illusion s***-sexadigm. Trauma hurts going INCOMING, and its bitter shame hurts worse coming OUTGOING, the same as any negative elemental judgement matures enough, so that Patsy-evil elemental gets a life of its own whether we want to receive it back, after our patsies let us have it with everything-on-it once their mature haunted house Horror returns to us later.
If we forgive enough to enlighten compassion enough to Unify Karmic lifetimes into one great big acceptance shit-storm of Satanic Child-sacrifice evil constant Karmic-trauma haunted house returns, anything we re-experience when the Light of Crystalline Light heals our cellular-mirror body-memories, we can forgive others as ourselves, stop co-creating this regular endless Bullshit out on...
Deer across North America are dying from a mysterious disease that gradually destroys the animals' nervous systems. And scientists are concerned that the infection could make its way to humans. Chronic wasting disease - or "zombie deer disease" - was first observed in 1967 in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has since infected wild herds in 24 states and Canada, as well as in South Korea and Norway, NPR reported. "CWD passes from animal to animal through prions, misfolded proteins that cause other proteins to misfold around them," NPR reported. "Different prion diseases tend to only harm certain species, but can evolve to overcome those limitations."
Since December 2016, Amazon have been testing their checkoutless supermarket in Seattle, Washington. To identify each customer and what theyve purchased, ceiling-mounted cameras and sensors have been installed, as well as a phone application that the customer would use to enter the store. Shelved items sit on sensors that track inventory. When the already identified customer picks an item off the shelf, that items is deducted from the store inventory and logged in the customers digital shopping cart.
The store was expected to open to customers far ear...
Syrian government troops and local militia units have started the operation to eliminate al-Nusra Front terrorists, who have been surrounded in the eastern part of Idlib province, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "Syrian government troops and militia units have started to eliminate a grouping of Jabhat Fatah al Sham [previously known as al-Nusra Front] terrorist organization, numbering more than 1,500 fighters and surrounded in the eastern part of Idlib province. The militants are armed with tanks, infantry combat vehicles, field artillery systems and mortars," the statement said. According to the ministry, over the past 24 hours, the units of the Syrian army have advanced 3.7 miles to the north of Abu Duhur airfield and liberated 24 settlements from militants. The statement comes a day after the Syrian government forces regained control over the Abu Duhur airfield in the Idlib province, which had been seized by al-Nusra Front (outlawed in Russia) terrorists in 2015. The government troops have also managed to encircle al-Nusra Front in the eastern part of the Idlib province. The Syrian army supported by allied forces have been carrying out an anti-terrorist operation in the province for over a month.
US Vice President Mike Pence has warned that Washington will not certify the "ill-conceived" Iran nuclear deal. He reiterated a previous threat from US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the accord unless it is fixed. "The Iran nuclear deal is a disaster and the United states of America will no longer certify this ill-conceived agreement," US Vice President Mike Pence said Monday addressing the Israeli parliament, the Knesset. "Unless the Iran nuclear deal is fixed, President Trump has said the US will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal immediately," Pence said, adding that Washington is working to effectively curb Iran's alleged nuclear and ballistic programs. "I have a solemn promise... The US will never allow Iran acquire a nuclear weapon," the vice president told Israeli lawmakers. Trump has repeatedly attacked the Iranian nuclear deal, accusing Tehran of violating the accord officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), despite the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) saying that Iran is in full compliance. Other parties of the deal - Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia - have all criticized Washington's rhetoric.
By Matt Agorist Earlier this month, Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA-6] introduced H.R.4760 Securing Americas Future Act of 2018, a sweeping bill that entails everything from...
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 p...
Britain would struggle to match Russia's military capabilities on the battlefield, the head of the U.K. army will say in a speech on January 22. In an address to the Royal United Services Institute, Chief of the General Staff Nick Carter is expected to say Russia is building increasingly aggressive and expeditionary forces while already demonstrating its use of superior long-range missiles in Syria. The speech, which was approved by Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson, will warn that Britain risks falling further behind potential adversaries unless it increases investments in its military operations. "The time to address these threats is now -- we cannot afford to sit back," he is expected to say, according to military officials. "Our ability to pre-empt or respond to threats will be eroded if we don't keep up with our adversaries. We must take notice of what is going on around us or our ability to take action will be massively constrained. Speed of decision making, speed of deployment, and modern capability are essential if we wish to provide realistic deterrence."
Sputnik spoke to former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, to ask whether any further US involvement in the Syrian conflict is only likely to exacerbate division in the country, thus perpetuating the war. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested on Wednesday that the Trump administration would be taking on an open-ended military commitment to Syria as part of a stated strategy to prevent the regrowth of Daesh and to forge a new 'solution' that hopes to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power. Sputnik: The US - under both the Obama and Trump administrations - has long framed its objective in Syria rather narrowly to the defeat of Daesh. Now that the terrorist group's so-called caliphate is effectively gone, and there are forces in the country - such as the Syrian Arab Army - capable of destroying any possible Daesh resurgence, why does the US need to remain? Peter Ford: Well 'it doesn't' is the simple and obvious truth. In its own eyes, it needs to remain because Trump is being accused of having lost Syria to the Russians. This is, quite simply, now a power play by the US to show that it still has influence in Syria and the wider Middle East, and it's part of the US power game against Iran. It has nothing to do with removing terrorism from Syria, nothing to do with humanitarian issues, nothing to do with democracy in Syria. It's quite simply arm wrestling that the United States wishes to engage in with Russia or any other power that dares to question, in the slightest way, American pre-eminence in the world.
The US Embassy in Israel will relocate to Jerusalem next year, Vice President Mike Pence has said. It comes less than two months after Donald Trump formally recognized the city as the capital of Israel. Pence's remark was made during a visit to Jerusalem on Monday, which is part of his official visit to the Middle East. "In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the US embassy in Jerusalem - and that United States embassy will open before the end of next year," he said in a speech to the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, as quoted by Reuters. "Jerusalem is Israel's capital - and, as such, President Trump has directed the State Department to begin initial preparations to move our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem," he added, declining to give an exact date of when the embassy would open. It comes after US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in early December, prompting protests in the West Bank and around the world.
US Senate members have failed to strike a deal to end the government shutdown, pushing the deadline back by 11 hours. After hours of deliberations, Democratic and Republican senators failed to reach a federal funding deal to end the government shutdown that started Friday. The vote, initially planned for 1am Monday, has been postponed until noon. "It would be my intention to proceed to legislation that would address DACA, border security and related issues. It is also my intention to take up legislation on increased defense spending, disaster relief and other important matters," Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor. At midnight, Friday, the federal government ground to a halt. Lawmakers, however, continued discussions on the Senate floor which have so far produced no results. Republicans and Democrats continue to disagree on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA allows undocumented immigrants, the so-called 'Dreamers' who were brought to America as children to remain in the country. Democrats want the GOP to continue supporting the "Dreamers." Republicans, however, maintain the DACA demand is tantamount to holding the budget debate hostage, and believe the issue is irrelevant in the current context. Other issues dealing with immigration also contributed to the stalemate.
By Vin Armani Watch the livestream of the Vin Armani Show below at 10am PST (1pm EST). This week Vin Armani welcomes guest Lyn Ulbricht...
With much of the investment world focused on crypto currencies and blockchain, its no surprise that the fundamental building blocks of the physical world have been ignored for so long. The focus in recent years has been on mining digital assets, but in the real world mining companies that specialize in essential metals like silver and zinc have been warning of massive deficits that, as SGT Report notes in a recent interview with Callinex Mines CEO Max Porterfield, could easily lead to supply shortages.
With President Trump recently announcing a national infrastructure budget of over $1 trillion dollars and tensions on the Korean peninsula mounting, prices for base metals could rise sharply in coming months and years. Max Porterfield explains:
The growing conflict between North Korea and the United States continues to get stronger North Korea doesnt seem to be backing down at all. This is going to potentially have a dramatic impact on the zinc market People dont realize that 55% of refined zinc production comes from three countries China, Japan and South Korea
The zinc market is already very, very tight were in a supply deficit you look at zinc inventories and those inventories are less than 10 days of zinc supply and it has declined over 85% since 2012 were at critical levels.
The following chart shows just how much stockpiles are plummeting while demand continues to rise:
In short, one misstep and the entire supply side could run dry. Which would mean that the prices for base metals used to manufacture most of the products and infrastructure we use on a daily basis could skyrocket:
On a global basis zinc is the fourth most consumed metal in the world its used in pretty much everyday life in just about everything that everyone uses we take it for granted.
You cant build a building with a crypto currency, but you sure can with zinc, iron ore and copper and those types of commodities we use and rely on everyday of our lives.
The crypto craze will likely continue going forward, but physical assets will always reign in the end. Highlighting this reality, SGT Report and Max Porterfield note that even precious metals brok...
The FBI says they are working with the Lake Wales Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff's Office to investigate reports of explosions at a Lake Wales mall on Sunday night. Initial reports claimed two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) went off at Eagle Ridge Mall on Sunday night. The FBI says there is no indication of any explosion at the mall and no pipe bombs were found. Officials believe marine flares were ignited in the mall hallway and they created a large amount of smoke. A backpack was also located at the scene but bomb technicians say it did not contain any incendiary or explosive devices. Upon further investigation, the FBI says there is no current indication of any terrorist connection to this incident.
In the picture is the slogan Only by peace, with a dove of peace.
Turkey Detains 24 People Over Social Media Comments on Syria: here.
By Matt Agorist The United States governments mission of spreading empire, destabilizing peaceful countries, and violent regime changes will not be hindered by the government shutdown....
A major contradiction has been discovered between yesterday's revelation that the FBI "lost" five months of text messages, and a claim by the DOJ's Inspector General, Michael Horowitz - who claimed his office received the texts in question between FBI employees Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page last August. Knowledge of the missing texts was revealed in a Saturday letter from Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) - after the Committee received an additional 384 pages of text messages between Strzok and Page, several of which contained anti-Trump / pro-Clinton bias. The new DOJ submission included a cover letter from the Assistant AG for Legislative Affairs, Stephen Boyd, claiming that the FBI was unable to preserve text messages between the two agents for a five month period between December 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017 - due to "misconfiguration issues" with FBI-issued Samsung 5 devices used by Strzok and Page (despite over 10,000 texts which were recovered from their devices without incident).
An estimated 1 in 9 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. These symptoms - including mood swings, fatigue and reduced interest in activities - can make it difficult for mothers to bond with their newborns. Early relationships between mothers and their infants can influence health across the lifespan, for better or worse. For example, adults who report more household dysfunction and abuse during their childhood are more likely to suffer disease as adults. Those with healthy and supportive relationships during early life are better at handling stress and regulating their emotions. However, scientists do not completely understand how these environments get "under the skin" to shape health. Our latest paper, published in November, shows a possible link between increasing depression symptoms in mothers and cellular damage in their infants.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to use colors as a way to make your life healthier? The truth is, you can. Dr. Alexander Wunsch, who is based in Germany, is a world-class expert in the use of light as a therapeutic healing agent, and is a human treasure trove of information on a topic that very few people understand. In previous interviews, we've discussed the history of photobiology and how LED lighting can compromise your health. Here, our focus in on the therapeutic use of colored light, which Wunsch began experimenting with nearly 25 years ago. "My first approach was colorpuncture from Peter Mandel. One evening, I met a friend of mine. I told him I would like to go deeper into the colorpuncture issue and learn more about that. He handed me a book by Darius Dinshah, 'Let There Be Light: Practical Manual for Spectro-Chrome Therapy' ... I thought this is really a fascinating color system. It's not only a color therapy method, it's also a beautiful color system - [the way] Dinshah arranged these 12 basic colors, how they compose the Spectro-Chrome color wheel is a pleasure by itself, because it's very symmetric and there's a very logical plan behind it. I started to evaluate this method on my own."
At the beginning of the summer, we reported that the Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth, and Center for Food Safety filed suit against Sanderson Farms for falsely marketing its chickens as 100% Natural when in fact they were found to be FULL of antibiotics, steroids, hormones and even a drug with hallucinogenic effects. However, Sanderson
Getting the right amount of sleep, as well as the right kind of sleep, can be crucial these days. Sure we all know that eight hours is best but could we be doing something else that is sabotaging our progress?
Below you will find a list of things that have been said to happen when we sleep on our right sides versus sleeping on the left side. While it may not seem like much these things will have a wonderful impact on your life. What do you think about all of this?
For those who do not know, sleeping on your left side helps the lymphatic system. This system is very important to us especially as we grow.. In sleeping on this side you are removing toxins and waste.
Those who sleep on the left side often feel far more relaxed than the rest. This is something they have learned to deal with but it still bothers then even now. It is as if they are in a competition with one another,
Sleeping on the left side is known to be beneficial to those with something called sleep apnea. It gets rid of snoring in those who snore all the time and is a lifesaver. If done correctly you will benefit greatly.
The small intestine dumps waste into the large intestine and travels up the belly across the tummy and so forthright? When this is disrupted you will notice a change. When we sleep on our left side this move is simply doing its part.
Sleeping on your right side can actually increase this as weird as it may sound. Have you ever noticed a sensitive stomach after sleeping on your right side? I feel as if I have now that I am thinking about it.
When we lie on the right side our stomach and pancreas are hanging in an uncomfortable position for one another. On the left-side our organs are resting and working properly. When we encourage our digestive process through this we will be seeing tons of benefits.
By Stefan Gleason The gold market has been mired in a four-and-a-half year basing pattern. The rally that began late last year has taken prices...
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch knew well in advance of FBI Director James Comey's 2016 press conference that he would recommend against charging Hillary Clinton, according to information turned over to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Friday. The revelation was included in 384 pages of text messages exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and it significantly diminishes the credibility of Lynch's earlier commitment to accept Comey's recommendation - a commitment she made under the pretense that the two were not coordinating with each other. And it gets worse. Comey and Lynch reportedly knew that Clinton would never face charges even before the FBI conducted its three-hour interview with Clinton, which was supposedly meant to gather more information into her mishandling of classified information. On July 1, 2016, as the Lynch announcement became public, Page texted Strzok: Page: And yeah, it's a real profile in couragw [sic], since she knows no charges will be brought. There are other revelations within the text messages. But in the cover letter accompanying them, the FBI notified Congress that many additional text messages are missing. According to the FBI, its "technical system for retaining text messages sent and received on FBI mobile devices failed to preserve text messages for Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page from December 14, 2016 to approximately to [sic] May 17, 2017."
Its a staggering statistic if you really stop and think about it, the idea that there is a new psychopath brought into this world once every 47 seconds. In fact, it is estimated that 1% of the population meet the diagnostic criteria for psychopaths. If you previously believed that you have never met one, think again!Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash
The term psychopath is largely misunderstood. Due to their portrayal on television and in Hollywood, many Americans immediately think of criminals, inmates, and those who can be described as nothing short of evil. The truth is far muddier, causing us to overlook many of the psychopaths that we have encountered in our lives. While the personality traits associated with psychopathy can greatly increase ones likelihood to commit a crime, not all psychopaths are criminals. Instead, the term refers to a specific set of personality traits which can be seen in many of the worlds most famous criminals but also may be seen in your co-worker, neighbor or family member.
Psychologists determine whether or not someone meets the criteria for psychopathy by assessing their personality, looking for a specific set of traits including callousness, superficial and shallow emotion, irresponsibility, lack of remorse or guilt about harming others, lack of empathy and the tendency to exploit, manipulate and engage in predatory behavior towards others.
While there are some signs that we can watch for in person, such as the facial expression and body language when someone is speaking if they are smirking while they are saying the right things about how sorry they are that they hurt someone, this may be a red flag the anonymity of the internet provides for a platform to share their thoughts and feelings without being as readily identified. That being said, it isnt impossible!...
The place you are at in your life is largely determined by the decisions you make, the way you treat others (and yourself) and the energy that you welcome into your life. Choosing to engage in toxic behaviors will create an environment in which this type of thinking is considered to be normal or welcome, inviting similar energies from those that meet. There is good news this IS a choice.
Its not always easy to step back and genuinely reassess the decision that you are making, however, taking an honest, hard look at your life may empower you to turn the tides on negativity creating a happy, successful and joyous environment. The power is in your hands and your hands alone.Source: Hey Sigmund
Stop for a second and seriously think about the way you talk to yourself. Would you use that language on a friend, co-worker or family member? No? Far too many of us allow permit toxic, hurtful, degrading and self-depreciating self talk, tearing ourselves down rather than taking the steps to build ourselves up and prepare ourselves for success. Turn that conversation around you deserve far better!
Dont sit back in the role of bystander in your life. If you dont agree with something that someone else is doing, or if you need something more from them then speak up. You ultimately run your own life, and you know what you want and need most. Dont shy away from voicing your opinion, even if it may be difficult to say.
Always believe in yourself, a lesson that we are first taught as children and carry into our adult lives. There is, however, a point where you can believe too much in yourself, which leads to a lack of compassion and understanding of those around you. You dont always have the best answer, so be open to hearing the opinions of others.
It is through some of the most challenging and trying losses in our lives that we learn valuable lessons and grow into the person that we are meant to be. Loss is inevitable, whether it is the result of loss of life of someone we c...
By Shepard Ambellas
HENDERSON, Nev. (INTELLIHUB) A false active shooter alert was sent out around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to workers at City Hall.
The alert obtained by 13 Action News read: RED ALERT! RUN HIDE FIGHT.
Officials say that the alert was accidentally triggered when a worker pushed the wrong button.
The employee who pushed the button during a dispute was told that he cannot return to work.
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By James Corbett Sometimes the truest of hard truths are to be found smack dab in the middle of the fakest of fake news. You...
By Peter A. Kirby Modern telecommunications usually involves devices that can both send and receive wireless signals. These devices are also almost invariably capable of...
A German nurse serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with another 97 hospital murders, prosecutors said Monday. If found guilty, it would make him Germany's deadliest post-war serial killer. The male nurse, identified only as Niels H. under reporting rules, is accused of intentionally bringing about cardiac crises to relieve boredom. The charges relate to two hospitals where he worked in Lower Saxony, Germany, over a seven year period. Niels H. was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 on two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder and battery.
A Report was released in April of 2017 that received no publicity until recently. The report was a ruling on the results of an investigation or audit into FISA searches made by Obama's FBI and DOJ during Obama's time in office.The report shows Obama's FBI and DOJ participated in widespread criminal searches and criminal sharing of data with non authorized entities outside of government. On April 26, 2017, an unsealed FISA Court Ruling unveiled a number of criminal activities that Barack Obama's FBI and DOJ participated in during his time in office. The report to date received little attention. Now interest is brewing due to the recent actions of Congress and the report that is expected to be released in the upcoming weeks. The FISA Court Ruling shows widespread abuse of the FISA mandate. According to the report, Obama's FBI and DOJ performed searches on Americans that were against their 4th Amendment rights. This went on for years. One paragraph in the report states that 85% of the Section 704 and 705(b) FISA searches made during this time were non-compliant with applicable laws and therefore criminal. FISA 705 warrants deal with US citizens outside of the country.
This 17 January 2018 video says about itself:
On this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote looks back at the most bizarre creatures he and crew have ever filmed!
Get ready to see 5 extremely bizarre creatures!
By now you can't have missed Cathy Newman's car crash interview with the amazing Jordan Peterson. Newman was utterly humiliated, throughout and was made to look even more foolish than in her 2016 "interview" of Milo Yiannopoulos, after which we exposed an elected Labour Member of Parliament advocated punching Milo. Ironically, that same MP, Anna Turley, is also the lead figure behind a proposed "social Media Malicious Communications Bill!" Newman and Channel 4 are using the age old feminist tactic of crying "abuse" when they lose a debate, a tactic used superbly by Jess Phillips to divert attention away from her sexist and childish campaign to try to stop men's issues being debated in Parliament. Later, in 2016 Philips again played the victim when Youtuber Sargon of Akaad said he wouldn't rape her, and she somehow counted every retweet or reply or disagreement as examples of abuse, making an impressively nonsensical total of 5,000. We documented Phillip's lies in 2015 and given the complete lack of evidence cited by Newman and Channel 4 pertaining to supposed abuse, it's worth examining this case too. We searched Twitter for a number of violence-related keywords which included the username @cathynewman and the results were everything you'd expect:
Last week, Twitter sent out a creepy email to over 677,775 users letting them know that the platform was actively working to understand "Russian-linked activities" that took place during the 2016 presidential election. Twitter claimed that they had identified and suspended a "number of accounts that were potentially connected to propaganda efforts by a Russian government-linked organization known as the Internet Research Agency [IRA]".
They are calling this the worst flu season in 13 plus years and hospitals around the country are reportedly overloaded. At the same time, this years flu vaccine is said to be only 10-30% effective, depending on who you ask, and, right about half of American adults get flu shots, and around 60% of children take the annual jab.
There is international hysteria about the flu at the moment, and major news sources are reporting that more strains are the way, as the death toll rises.
If theres one thing media is good at, its creating hysteria.
Investigative journalist Jon Rappoport asks some important questions about this years flu season. Firstly, how do we know that people with the set of symptoms were calling flu, really have an influenza virus in their body? Next, is the media hype surrounding the flu more of a PR campaign than a legitimate public health warning?
when health officials begin waving red flags and raising...
Suddenly, the Syrian government, Egyptian government and an increasingly confused US as well as major EU powers are speaking in unison against Turkey's anti-YPG Operation Olive Branch. This demonstrates a masterstroke in the joint diplomatic strategy of Russia, Syria and Turkey which although it does not officially exist, it has nevertheless been proved to be very real judging by the events on the ground in northern Syria, as well as the adversarial statements emanating from Damascus, aimed at Ankara. The following represent the "official" situation surrounding Turkey's Operation Olive Branch: Syria's position remains totally consistent in so far as it condemns any unapproved foreign incursions onto its territory whether by a state or a non-state terrorist group. Turkey, while still occasionally offering anti-Damascus rhetoric, has pivoted the majority of its rhetoric. Now, the most numerous and most bold statements coming from Turkish officials regarding the conflict in Syria are focused on slamming the United States and its Kurdish proxies (whether it be the YPG, PYD, SDF or 'Border Force'). Turkey's military strategy follows this pivot as large numbers of Turkish military advisors and their Arab proxies fighting under the FSA flag have evacuated Idlib Governorate and joined the Turkish Army in northern Aleppo Governorate as part of Operation Olive Branch. Egypt has condemned Turkey which is unsurprising due to President Sisi and President Erdogan's longstanding feud stemming from Turkey's support of the ousted Muslim Brotherhood regime in Cairo, but also due to Turkey's warming relations with Sudan, a country with whom Egypt has serious disputes. France has spoken for the broader 'western alliance' and called for a UN Security Council meeting due to western 'concerns' over Operation Olive Branch. Russia has expressed very muted concern about Operation Olive Branch, while Turkey insists that Russia has given a green light to the anti-Kurdish operation. When taken at face value, this means that the US, France (which represents Europe more widely on the UNSC) and Egypt are now voicing a position that is more in-line with that of President al-Assad's Syrian government than that of Syrian ally Russia and NATO member Turkey.
Last week Israeli military officials for the first time echoed what human rights groups and the United Nations have been saying for some time: that Gaza's economy and infrastructure stand on the brink of collapse. They should know. More than 10 years ago the Israeli army tightened its grip on Gaza, enforcing a blockade on goods coming in and out of the tiny coastal enclave that left much of the 2 million-strong population there unemployed, impoverished and hopeless. Since then, Israel has launched three separate major military assaults that have destroyed Gaza's infrastructure, killed many thousands and left tens of thousands more homeless and traumatised. Gaza is effectively an open-air prison, an extremely overcrowded one, with only a few hours of electricity a day and its ground water polluted by seawater and sewage. After a decade of this horrifying experiment in human endurance, the Israeli army finally appears to be concerned about whether Gaza can cope much longer.
Its deja-vu all over again, as baseball legend Yogi Berra might have said. The politicians and media are telling us the world is coming to an end because a compromise could not be made at the 11th hour to keep the Federal government in business.
Republicans blame Democrats for the shutdown over their insistence on legislation to benefit about 700,000 Dreamers immigrants who were brought illegally in to the country as children. Democrats make the shutdown all about Donald Trump, hoping to gain political points from his unpopular status. The media headlines are recycled from the last phony shutdown. Its all about partisanship in Washington, mainstream media tells us. The same pundits are on television demanding that the parties put aside differences and work together for the American people.
Dont let the politicians and the media fool you. Despite the appearance of ferocious partisan warfare, the truth is that both political parties agree on all the important issues.
Both parties support perpetual, undeclared war.
Both parties voted last week to continue suspending the Fourth Amendment, granting President Trump and his Administration the authority to continue spying on all of us without a warrant for another six years. So much for Democrat talk that President Trump could not be trusted: they have entrusted him with the authority to spy on us for six more years!
Both sides agree on no spending limits for the warfare-welfare state. Both parties agree that the Federal Reserve should continue to manipulate our currency to the benefit of big banks, well-connected corporations, and Wall Street.
While they want to frighten us by claiming the shutdown will shut down the US military, making us less safe, the fact is Pentagon operations overseas will continue without pause. Defense Secretary Mattis assured us over the weekend that daily operations around the world ships and submarines will remain at sea, our aircraft will continue to fly and our war fighters will continue to pursue terrorists throughout the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
In other words the Pentagon will function as if there was no Legislative Branch to rein them in. But thats not new. Thats been true for a long time!
Americans should understand that much of the Federal government is on auto-pilot. The deep state holds the cards no matter who is elected or how long the government is shut down. The CIA will continue arming terrorists and plotting to overthrow governments overseas. The Justice Depar...
(Doom And Bloom) The primary necessity for survival is the availability of air. Once you have air to breathe, water, food, and shelter become the next requirements for your continued existence on the planet; that is, clean water and properly prepared food.
Even in normal times, there are many instances where an outbreak of infectious disease occurs due to water of poor quality. Ingesting food that was incompletely cooked caused the deaths of medieval kings in medieval times and may even have sparked the Ebola epidemic in 2014.
Epidemics caused by organisms that cause severe diarrhea and dehydration have been a part of the human experience since before recorded history. If severe enough, dehydration can cause hypovolemic shock, organ failure, and death. Indeed, during the Civil War, more deaths were attributed to dehydration from infectious diseases than from bullets or shrapnel.
Off the grid, water used for drinking or cooking can be contaminated by anything from floods to a dead opossum upstream from your camp. This can have dire implications for those living where there is no access to large amounts of IV hydration.
Therefore, it stands to reason that the preparation of food and the disinfection of drinking water should be under supervision. In survival, this responsibility should fall to the community medic; it is the medic that will (after the patient, of course) be most impacted by failure to maintain good sanitation.
Many diseases have disastrous intestinal consequences leading to dehydration. They include:
Cholera: Caused by the marine and freshwater bacterium Vibrio cholera, Cholera has been the cause of many deaths in both the distant and recent past. It may, once again, be an issue in the uncertain future.
Cholera toxins produce a rapid onset of diarrhea and vomiting within a few hours to 2 days of infection. Victims often complain of leg cramps. The body water loss with untreated cholera is associated with a sixty per cent death rate. Aggressive efforts to rehydrate the patient, however, drops the death rate to only one per cent. Anti...
Toby McCartney is an engineer who founded the scottish start-up, MacRebur. His company have come up with a way to create roads that are stronger and longer-lasting than normal asphalt-based roads. The key ingredient? Plastic.
MacRebur use MR6, MR8 and MR10, these products are made entirely from waste plastics and is mixed into asphalt to create durable roads. According to MacRebur, The products provide a unique way of enhancing asphalt to give a cost effective and longer lasting asphalt solution. They say that modifying asphalt with their products leads to huge increase in tensile strength, it improves fuel resistance and even increases the lifespan of roads. Their innovative concept also seeks to alleviate the environmental burden of waste plastic.
We are seeing the negative effects of a plastic epidemic throughout the world. But as MacReburs MR products are all made from 100% recycled plastic materials, they help reduce unwanted, discarded plastics from landfill and from oceans. They say that this helps to foster a circular economy, it also leads to a reduction in landfill as well as a reduction in carbon footprint.
Can plastic roads help save the planet? This UK startup thinks so!
The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has revealed that ancient human remains, which were discovered by a local hillwalker on a Mayo mountainside in 2016, date back as early as 3,600 BC. The research found that the natural boulder chamber in which the remains were found was used for human burial practice through the Neolithic period. A least 10 individuals - adults, teenagers and children - were placed in the chamber over a period of up to 1,200 years, according to the research. One of the adult bones dated to 3,600 BC, while a bone of a child skeleton dated to 2,400 BC. In August 2016, local hillwalker Michael Chambers discovered a cave-like chamber among some large boulders on Ben Gorm Mountain in Newport, Mayo. He found human bones scattered over the rock floor of the chamber and contacted garda in order to have them tested. Once it had been determined that the remains were ancient, the National Monuments Service of the department, in consultation with the National Museum of Ireland, commissioned a rescue excavation, carried out by Dr Marion Dowd of IT Sligo.
The Green School is situated in the heart of the Indonesian jungle, Bali. The school is made entirely of bamboo and features a unique, holistic curriculum that inspires approximately 400 young learners to become green leaders.
The school was founded by John Hardy and his wife Cynthia, they were jewelers who were initially drawn to Bali for its emphasis on craftsmanship. They home-schooled their four children for years before deciding to start The Green School in 2008. Green School is a model we built for the world, said John Hardy. And you just have to follow these three simple rules: Be local, let the environment lead, and think about how your grandchildren might build.
What do you want in a school? When you step onto a school campus, what do you want to see, hear, experience and feel? Imagine this, a school without walls, a campus which ignites the senses and the natural curiosity of children, a place where innovation, creativity and learning flourish, a community, which has come together from all corners of the globe to share new experiences, a place of joy. Leslie Medema, Head of Academics
Our curriculum is based on three frames of learning: proficiency, thematic, and experiential, says Noan Fesnoux, the schools Green Studies Projects Coordinator. The thematic frame is integrative, taking a topic and exploring it from all viewpoints. For example, for a unit on hydroelectricity, we incorporate geography through looking at dams around the world, physics through concepts like pressure and electric generators, social studies through stories of displaced families, and environmental science through impact studies of dams.
With its dynamic campus and radical approach to teaching and learning, the Green School has gained a lot of attention from parents all over the world. Some parents have even moved to Bali so that they can send their children to the school....
This video from the USA says about itself:
22 January 2018
What Apple did was outright illegal according to the European Union, but instead of taking legal action against Apple for tax evasion, the Trump tax bill will reward them, says white-collar criminologist Bill Black.
The first pathetic pieces of wreckage from North Korean fishing boats known as ghost ships to be found this year are washing up on the coast of northern Japan. These are the storm-battered remains of fragile wooden boats with unreliable engines in which North Korean fishermen go far out to sea in the middle of winter in a desperate search for fish.
Often all that survives is the shattered wooden hull of the boat cast up on the shore, but in some cases the Japanese find the bodies of fishermen who died of hunger and thirst as they drifted across the Sea of Japan. Occasionally, a few famished survivors are alive and explain that their engine failed or they ran out of fuel or they were victims of some other fatal mishap.
The number of ghost ships is rising with no fewer than 104 found in 2017, which is more than in any previous year, though the real figure must be higher because many boats will have sunk without trace in the 600 miles of rough sea between North Korea and Japan.
The reason so many fishermen risk and lose their lives is hunger in North Korea where fish is the cheapest form of protein. The government imposes quotas for fishermen that force them to go far out to sea. Part of their catch is then sold on to China for cash, making fish one of the biggest of North Koreas few export items.
The fact that North Korean fishermen took greater risks and died in greater numbers last year is evidence that international sanctions imposed on North Korea are, in a certain sense, a success: the country is clearly under severe economic pressure. But, as with sanctions elsewhere in the world past and present, the pressure is not on the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who looks particularly plump and well-fed but on the poor and the powerless.
The record of economic sanctions in forcing political change is dismal, but as a way of reducing a country to poverty and misery, it is difficult to beat. UN sanctions were imposed against Iraq from 1990 until 2003. Supposedly, it was directed against Saddam Hussein and his regime, though it did nothing to dislodge or weaken them: on the contrary, the Baathist political elite took advantage of the scarcity of various items to enrich themselves by becoming the sole suppliers. Saddams odious elder son Uday made vast profits by controlling the import of cigarettes into Iraq.
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What does it take to live to 100 or beyond?
Susan Pinker is a psychologist, author and social science columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In this TED talk, she suggests that the key to living a long life is to nurture close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions.
Heres an intriguing fact. In the developed world, everywhere women live an average six to eight years longer than men do she says. However, she points out that in Sardinia, an Italian island located in the Western Mediterranean, men live as long as women. After doing some research, she discovered that their longevity was largely due to their lifestyle. Genes account for just 25 percent of their longevity. The other 75 percent is lifestyle she says.
What reduces your chances of dying the most? Susan Pinker ranks the predictors of how long you will live from weakest clean air, exercise and flu vaccine, to the two most powerful predictors. She highlights that there are two features of your social life that will, in some way, determine how long you will live
The first predictor is...
A scuffle erupted in Israel's Knesset after Arab lawmakers protested US Vice President Mike Pence's speech, holding signs which read "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine." The politicians were removed from the building. Footage shows the moment the lawmakers from the Arab Joint List, the country's third-largest party, stood up to protest the speech. Security guards immediately got involved, resulting in a scuffle between them and the politicians. The lawmakers were ultimately ejected from the building.
There is a strong held belief within many spiritual communities that we are here for a very specific reason, and our life purpose is to find that reason and carry it out. The thought is we choose our incarnation and all the surrounding details, such as parents, family, job and lessons that are needed to realise why we are here. We then incarnate many times until we manage to find the right circumstances that will help us fulfil this role. Then we ascend, go to heaven, reach the pearly white gates, move to another planet/dimension or place of our next choosing.
Do you ever get the feeling that you are supposed to do something and you end up kicking yourself for missing the opportunity. It feels as if the universe lined up the perfect opportunity, at the perfect time and you decided to ignore it? Then, the more you ignore it, the more it seems to pop up, until it becomes so glaringly obvious that you need to take the opportunity presented.
This could be a person you feel you should spend time with. A spiritual practice such as Yoga or meditation you feel you should look into. A creative project that you should make a priority. Or a new healthy habit such as waking up early or good nutrition that you should practice. Sometimes eventually we follow the lesson...
Could this be the push you need to consider looking at veganism?
There are many ways to tell a story, be it through comedy, music, a documentary or in this case a metaphorical fantasy film.
Okja is the story of a hybrid pig (of the same name) which is created by a large multinational agricultural company the Mirando Corporation in a bid to increase the output of meat production. The story follows Okja 1 of 28 pigs and a young girl who raises him as part of a PR stunt the Mirando Corporation runs over a 10 year period. The face of the corporation Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) says they will consume less feed, produce less excretions, but most importantly they need to taste fucking good.
The film is a metaphorical masterpiece that challenges the narrative that it is okay for us to kill animals for our consumption. Which asks the question is it okay?
Veganism has had a 12 fold rise in the last 10 years in 2008 0.5% of the US identified as being vegan, now 6% (nearly 20 million people) are choosing a diet free of animal products.
Aside from the obvious animal rights issues, there are health implications that can arise as a result of eating meat. Taken from an article from DoSomething.Org
The types of surveillance people accept today are a logical extension of George Orwell's '1984' telescreens spying on you as well as churning out propaganda, which is a clear invasion of privacy rights, analysts told RT. The US National Security Agency (NSA) is using voice recognition software to spy on people and detect their locations, according to declassified documents obtained by the media. The NSA has been recording and gathering private phone calls to identify people by their unique "voiceprint" for more than a decade. RT discussed the issue with William Binney, former NSA technical director and whistleblower, and Richard Barbrook, academic in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages at the University of Westminster.
Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017. The number is the highest since comparable records began being kept in 1997 and is also higher than the peak year of Mexico's drug war in 2011, when there were 27,213 murders. The Interior Department, which posted the number, reported the country's homicide rate was 20.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2017, compared to 19.4 in 2011. But Mexico security analyst Alejandro Hope said Mexico's murder rate is probably higher than the Interior Department statistics show, because the department does the per 100,000 count based on the number of murder investigations, not the number of victims, and a killing may result in more than one victim. Hope says the real homicide rate is probably around 24 per 100,000.
Beaver County resident, James Cicco has just settled a lawsuit against the Beaver Police Department claiming officers used excessive force. The incident was captured on dash cam and shows a graphic takedown of a non-threatening man who was brutally assaulted by police for no reason. Part of the attack happened after he was placed in handcuffs as well. Now the taxpayers will be held accountable-not the cops who did it. As the Beaver Countian reports, federal court dockets show US District Court Judge Mark Hornak closed the case brought by James Edward Cicco against Beaver Borough on Thursday after parties reached a settlement agreement with the assistance of federal mediators. An "investigation" by the Pennsylvania State Police claimed cops did nothing wrong when they unleashed the K9 on the handcuffed man. Cicco told his lawyers he has been harassed by police in the past, so when Beaver Police Officer Jeffrey Wijnen-Riems attempted to pull over Cicco for a traffic violation in August of 2016, the man decided the best place to pull over would be at his home.
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Cliven Bundy at Paradise, Montana, January 20 2018.
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This is part 2.
Paradise, Montana; January 20 2018
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Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of
Jan. 22 2018
Compiled 12:12 am EDT 22 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
1. Tues. Jan. 23 possible public release of a four-page declassified memo to Congress detailing evidence of the abuse of FISA power by the FBI and Department of Justice - would this impliment the chaos needed to hide the RV?
2. Fri. Jan. 26 Trump Keynote Address at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland - would he make an announcement about the GCR?
3. Tues. Jan. 30 Trump State of the Union Address - would he address the restored Republic and/or our economic status as a result of the Global Currency Reset?
A. Jan. 21 2018 4:00 pm EST: All Eyes will be on Davos 2018, What to Expect? Source: Telegraph Davos Switzerland would host the World Economic Forum Tue. Jan. 23 to Fri. Jan. 26 where President Trump would give the closing keynote address.
B. Jan. 21 2018 5:17 pm EST RV Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for January 21, 2018 https://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com/
1. The Alliance has detected no signs of Cabal/MIC activity since Japan's false missile alert on Jan. 16. There has been five days of silence on the war front.
2. The Alliance would continue to monitor for unusual...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has turned on Ankaras allies, insinuating that the US in particular has been providing massive military support to Kurdish YPG in Syria.
In a speech to his ruling AK Party, RT reports that Erdogan said that some allies of Turkey had provided the YPG Syrian Kurdish militia with 2,000 planeloads and 5,000 truckloads of weapons.
Now, apart from 5,000 trucks, there are weapons and ammunition from around 2,000 planes. the Turkish leader said.
He also accused Ankaras allies of dishonesty when they say that they do not provide weapons for terrorists, referring to Kurdish-linked YPG forces.
It was not just Washington that Turkish officials were accusing, they specifically accused France of supporting terrorism ahead of an emergency UN session set for Monday
Anyone who opposes Turkeys operation in northern Syrias Afrin region is siding with terrorists and will be treated accordingly, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday.
We hope France will support Turkeys operation against terrorists in Syria, the minister added in reference to what Turkey has dubbed Operation Olive Branch.
After the Turkish military invaded northwest Syria over the weekend in an operation that President Recep Tayyip Erdoan described as cleaning out Kurdish te...
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The following image has been captured by a photographer from Cornwall Ontario, Canada and shows a remarkable unidentified flying object that passes the moon. An object that looks like a black knight craft.
The photographer says that he has never witnessed anything like this and wonders whether it could be military, dimensional, other-worldly
He states: I was out shooting images with my kids on the side of my house, just randomly shooting the moon and clouds. I captured images using a Canon SX60HS which has zoom capabilities allowing you to zoom in on the moons craters.
I did not notice the object while shooting, in this particular moment I was using 3 shot burst and just trying to get the circumference of the moon.
It was only when I was going thru the images when I noticed an object in view of the moon. The object seems to resemble a hat shape, likely metallic, and what I would call a disc with an elevated dome of sorts. It does not look to have many attachments at all.
I was immediately shocked by what I had captured; however, with my kids there I asked them what do you think this is? They all respectively said they thought it was a UFO or Spacecraft.
Unfortunately, this was a still image, However, there was no object in the two subsequent images, meaning it was either faster than the shutter speed on 3 burst, or it was there and gone, disappearance.
I was utterly afr...
Opinion One of the most under-reported aspects of security policy in the Middle East is Israels nuclear weapons program.
The apartheid state is estimated by the U.S. government to have somewhere in the region of 200 nuclear warheads. The secret program to develop these weapons of mass destruction started in the late 1950s and eventually bore fruit under the tutelage of French companies when, in 1968, Israel went fully nuclear.
The book is titled after the Israeli nuclear doctrine. The idea is based on the biblical tale of the Israelite judge Samson, who was betrayed and blinded by his lover Delilah. She had stabbed out his eyes after cutting off his magical strength-giving hair while he slept. Helpless, Samson was handed over to his worst enemies the Philistines, who paraded him in their temple.
But rather than submit to them, Samson used the last of his strength to destroy the temple, bringing it down on top of both him and his enemies while he prayed to God, Let me die with the Philistines.
The idea is that Israeli leaders would rather, as a last resort, set off a nuclear bomb on the small country of historic Palestine rather than submit to their enemies the Palestinians and other Arabs.
That Israeli military planners titled their nuclear doctrine The Samson Option, was clearly intended to invoke this psychopathic image among its enemies but also among politicians in its superpower patron, the U.S. religious Protestant-Americans, well versed in Old Testament Bible stories like Samson, would instantly understand the reference.
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By Arjun Walia
You may think its quite ludicrous to even contemplate that the Moon could be harbouring as many as 250 million citizens, but its not. Although this may not be true, those who have looked into it know that strange anomalies have surrounded the Moon for decades. Contemplation without investigation is the height of ignorance, a quote attributed to Einstein holds true here. If you actually do some independent research, you might be quite shocked with what you find, especially when it comes to the credibility of the sources.
As far back as 1970, two well-respected members of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Michael Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov, created a hypothesis suggesting that the Moon is a spaceship created by unknown beings. Fast forward to today, and we have former high-ranking members of the military and intelligence agencies sharing their knowledge with regards to strange things that are happening on the Moon. A few examples are listed in the articles linked below.
Take for example Timothy Good, one of the worlds leading UFO researchers, who has lectured at universities, schools, and many organizations, including the Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences, the Royal Canadian Military Institute, the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal Naval Air Reserve Branch, the House of Lords All-Party UFO Study Group, and the Oxford and Cambridge Union societies.
Good says that a former member of MI6 revealed her conversation with Neil Armstrong at a NASA conference, when he confirmed there were other spacecraft on the Moon when Apollo 11 landed in 1969. Armstrong also confirmed the CIA was behind the coverup. He also goes into more detail about it in this 2013 lecture.
Dr. John Brandenburg, the Deputy Manager of the Clementine Mission to the Moon, which was part of a joint space project between the Ballistic Missile Defence Organization (BMDO) and NASA, has also made some fascinating revelations. The mission discovered water at the Moons poles in 1994 (Source: page 16 of 18)(...
By Dr. Mercola Did you know the energy from the Earth can help you live a healthier life? The concept is known as earthing or grounding, which is no more complicated than walking barefoot. RELATED STORY: 1982 Japanese bathing practice decreases anxiety and blood pressure In Down to Earth which received the IndieFEST Award of Excellence
Eating out has been shown to be generally associated with poor food choices, bad health and fewer family meals. A new Canadian study shows that children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits. Previous research by two Emory University psychology professors showed that families who regularly share meals together have children who know more about their family history and tend to have higher self-esteem, interact better with their peers and show higher resilience in the face of adversity. In addition, families who openly discuss emotions associated with negative events, such as the death of a relative or a pet, have children with higher self-esteem and sense of control. Universite de Montreal doctoral student Marie-Josee Harbec and her supervisor, pyschoeducation professor Linda Pagani, made her finding on family eating after following a cohort of Quebec children born between 1997 and 1998. The study is published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder A powerful new Lancet study reveals that the so-called breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 do not, in fact, cause breast cancer. Jolies prophylactic mastectomy, for instance, was for naught. A new Lancet Oncology study, reported widely in the mainstream media, confirms that the so-called breast cancer genes, i.e. BRCA1/2, do
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While President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans battle to reopen the federal government, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Israel this week to meet with dignitaries and visit a handful of historic sites including the Holocaust Memorial.
But during a speech to the Knesset Israels parliament Monday afternoon (local time), Pence surprised his audience by declaring that the U.S. would not re-certify the Iran deal when it comes up for renewal in May, virtually guaranteeing that the U.S. will reimpose economic sanctions against Iran. Trump re-certified the deal earlier this month for the last time, part of a deal with Democrats to buy them some time to work out a compromise.
Heres the Associated Press:
Vice President Mike Pence is calling the Iranian nuclear deal a disaster and says the Trump administration will no longer certify it.
Instead, Pence told the Israeli parliament on Monday that the administration is committed to enact effective and lasting restraints on Irans nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Pence has received a warm welcome in Israel, which has praised the American decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is among the fiercest opponents to the nuclear accord the Obama administration reached with Iran, saying it could pave a path for the Islamic Republic acquiring a nuclear weapon that could threaten Israels existence.
Pence says that the deal is not fixed and that in the coming months, the United States will withdraw from the deal.
While a wave of economic protests that momentarily threatened the governments grip a few weeks ago have mostly subsided, Iranians are still struggling with massive youth unemployment and runaway inflation.
The U.S. bowing out of the deal would most likely lead to its collapse, as Iranian leaders have warned they would consider the whole pact which also involves Germany, the European Union, Russia, China and France null and void if the U.S. were to pull out.
During his speech, Pence defended the U.S. controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital a decision that elicited condemnat...
The US government is on a shutdown due to the failure of Congress to reach consensus about illegal immigration. Upping the ante, Trump has released an ad concerning murders committed by illegal immigrants, focusing on Luis Bracamontes, charged in the 2014 killings of two police officers in Sacramento, California. The ad shows a leering Bracamontes stating, The only thing that I %&$#** regret is that I %&$#** just killed two.
While crimes committed by illegal immigrants or anyone else is a matter of grave concern, one might also want to take a hard look at what sort of murders are being funded by the government.
The Trump administration has loosened the Obama-era rules on drone strikes, allowing the CIA to expand its foreign targets to include foot soldiers and others without skills or leadership status. As a result, Trumps estimated civilian kills in war-torn countries far exceed Obamas. As reported here, in just nine months Trumps estimated civilian deaths due to drone strikes were 4,500. In eight years in office, Obamas total civilian death toll due to drones was estimated at from 2,300 to 3,400.
MURDERS AT HOME
Lets take a look at domestic kills. That would be American citizens killed by government forces within the US. According to Killedbypolice, which tracks police murders through media reports, 1188 people were killed by law enforcement in 2017. An additional 68 people have been killed by police since January 1 of 2018.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics maintains records of inmates
who die while in jail or prison. A recent BJS report
states that from 2001 to 2013, a total of 42,157 died while in state prison. Most of these deaths were reportedly due to illness. Suicide accounted for 2577 of these deaths, while accidents were listed as causing 411 deaths and homicides, 762. The total number of jail deaths listed for the year 2013 was 967, with 34% of these reported as suicides. As noted in the Washington Post, More than 70 percent of the inmates who died in local jails were not convicted at the time they died. A number of questions have been raised concerning the suicide deaths.
While much of Americas and the worlds attention focused this weekend reflecting on Donald Trumps first year in the Oval Office, holding one-year anniversary events for the historic Womens March and drawing up balance sheets of his promises and achievements, Russia has had a rather different issue on the front-burner: a possible war with Ukraine.
The situation in the Donbass region of south-eastern Ukraine has been a feature of Russias political talk shows for the past couple years, along with the military campaign in Syria and more recently the stages in the preparation for presidential elections on March 18.
Focus on the Donbass conflict increased in the closing weeks of 2017 as military action on the front lines separating the forces of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk enjoying Russian support from Ukrainian militias and armed forces reached an intensity not seen for more than a year. This is despite the heralded exchange of military prisoners by both sides before New Years under talks supervised by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill.
Then, this past Thursday, came a wholly new development a draft law passed by the Ukrainian Parliament that could effectively end Kievs participation in the conflict resolution process known as the Minsk Accords. Although observers in the United States and Western Europe may have missed it, many Russians believe this development amounts to a declaration of war.
Dmitri Kiselyov, head of all Russian television and radio news services, offered a sober analysis of the emotionally charged development on his Sunday evening news wrap-up today.
Read more by Gilbert Doctorow
According to Kiselyov, the new law, which awaits Poroshenkos signature, makes preparations for war and includes language indicating a bellicose new approach to the conflict. The mission in Donbass is no longer described as an anti-terrorist operation. Rather, the mission now is to send armed forces against military formations of the Russian Federation in Donbass.
Military headquarters are established to coordinate the operation to be waged in Donbass. While up until now the self-dec...
This 17 January 2018 video is called Honduran opposition alliance calls for nationwide protests.
A local NGO said a 60-year-old man died and another person was wounded when military police opened fire on protesters blocking a road in the town of Saba, 210 km (130 miles) northeast of the capital, Tegucigalpa.
Critics have expressed their concern over the electoral tribunal that counted the ballots.
It was appointed by Congress which is controlled by Mr Hernandezs party.
Initially, the vote tally had clearly favoured [left-wing opposition candidate] Mr Nasralla but it swung in favour of the incumbent after a 36-hour delay.
Protests have been a regular occurrence since the election result and human rights group Amnesty International has said so far 14 people have died in the clashes.
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A Texas state district judge reportedly told a jury that God asked him to direct them to a not-guilty verdict in a child trafficking case they were deliberating on.
Judge Jack Robison interrupted jurors deliberations to say God had been in touch, and told him the jury panel should not convict 32-year-old Gloria Elizabeth Romero Perez, who was accused of continuously trafficking her teenage niece from the US to Honduras to an older man.
Robison apologized to the jury for interrupting but told them: When God tells me to do something, I gotta do it, before recusing himself from the remainder of the proceedings, reports the Herald-Zeitung in New Braunfels.
It appears the panel of seven men and five women were less obedient to God, as they convicted Perez anyway, sending her to prison for 25 years for child trafficking. They acquitted her on the second charge of selling a child.
Perezs defense lawyer Sylvia Cavazo told AP she would be seeking a re-trial. Cavazo said she spoke about the incident with Robison in his chambers afterward, and the judge confirmed that God spoke to him and that he did the right thing.
Robison has been reprimanded by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct before. The commission found Robison exceeded the scope of his authority and failed to comply with the law for jailing a man for contempt of court after he called the judge a fool during a child custody case, according to the Statesman.
Robison is scheduled to return to the bench on January 31.
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Turkish troops began crossing the border near Afrin on Sunday as a part of a campaign deemed Operation Olive Branch.
After over a week of cross-border shelling by Turkish artillery and then a flurry of airstrikes that allegedly took out 153 Kurdish targets, Turkey has finally begun sending ground troops across the Syrian border into Afrin. Afrin is currently under the control of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group primarily led by the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG).
Turkey has framed the Operation Olive Branch as having two objectives:
The Turkish backed factions of the FSA began moving reinforcements towards Afrin late last week and now claim to have 25,000 fighters in the area. According to Ankara the aim of the operation is to create a safe-zone in northern Syria between the Kurds and Turkey with the FSA rebels holding the captured region.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan spoke on the operation on Sunday, saying:
Our jets took off and started bombing. And now, the ground operation is underway. Now we see how the YPG are fleeing in Afrin, and that the Turkish military will chase them. God willing, we will complete this operation very quickly.
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As of the writing of this article, Turkish forces have pushed about 5 kilometers into Kurdish territory and the YPG claims to have repelled sever...
In a huge win for anti-gerrymandering activists, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the states current congressional districts are unconstitutional. The court is making officials redraw the map before the upcoming 2018 election. Breaking news: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the states congressional map was so partisan it violated the states constitution. Map is
In a huge win for anti-gerrymandering activists, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the states current congressional districts are unconstitutional. The court is making officials redraw the map before the upcoming 2018 election.
Englands Conservative party..responsible for much garbage
Businesses closing down
33,000 Nurses leaving NHS last year
Fall in the Pound
As soon as was decently possible after George Osborne had finished his autumn statement, MPs from both sides of the chamber rushed to their calculators to check how much the changes in stamp duty might affect the price of their houses. While the chancellor had claimed that 98% of homeowners would benefit from his changes, the percentage sitting in the House of Commons would be a great deal smaller. MPs might be for the people, but they are not always of the people.
The chancellor has been more successful at trimming his own physique than the countrys deficit and he had begun his statement an hour previously as if his mission was both to numb the opposition with numbers and then bore them with announcements he had already leaked. In his shrill monotone, he got to work. Long term economic plan 2.7% OBR We stay the course 3.8% ONS Northern powerhouse 4.6bn WTF All the familiar tropes of this arch political hypnotist were on display and one by one heads lolled in the chamber. Even Osbornes mother and wife, sitting in the gallery, looked as if they were having trouble staying awake.
The episode, hosted by Jessica Chastain, was a study in contrasts, lauding the Womens March while mocking it and featuring vapid female caricatures in multiple sketches.
During this past weekends Womens March, actor and activist Scarlett Johansson called out James Franco for supporting the anti-sexual harassment initiative, Times Up, despite his alleged history of sexual misconduct. Her rebuke should serve as a stark reminder that talking the talkor in this case, wearing the pinis not enough. Being supportive means more than paying lip service, but rather acting in a way thats consistent with your stated values.
A 15-year-old hacktivist who tricked AOL and Verizon customer support operators into believing he was then-CIA Director John Brennan, was able to crack into Brennans accounts and access highly sensitive documents concerning US military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran, a UK court has heard.
Kane Gamble AKA Cracka
Kane Gamble, now 18, was able to access Brennans emails, contacts, and his iCloud storage account after several successful attempts to manipulate information out of the call center employees. Brennans emails were sent to WikiLeaks and published on October 26, 2015.
Gamble used similar social engineering techniques to gain accdess to former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, tricked the FBI helpdesk into believing he was then-Deputy Director Mark Giuliano.
It was a common misconception that the group were hackers when in fact they used social engineering to gain access to emails, phones, computers and law enforcement portals.
It involves manipulating people, invariably call centre or help desk staff, into permitting acts or divulging confidential information, the prosecutor said. Telegraph
Gamble founded the five-man hacktivist group Crackas With Attitude (CWA) telling a Journalist It all started by me getting more and more annoyed about how corrupt and cold blooded the US Government are so I decided to do something about it. The 15-year old then proceeded to unleash mayhem on his victims to fuck the gov according to court records, by taunting them online, downloading pornography onto their computers, and even taking control of their iPads and TV screens.
Gamble used similar techniques to hack the home broadband of Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and...
The accident on January 21, 1968 left a hydrogen bomb unaccounted for, contaminated a fjord, and exposed a secret Cold War agreement.
Fifty years ago, on Jan. 21, 1968, the Cold War grew significantly colder. It was on this day that an American B-52G Stratofortress bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed onto the sea ice of Wolstenholme Fjord in the northwest corner of Greenland, one of the coldest places on Earth. Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the Danes were not pleased.
In a Racked story today, we learned that six months into her role as Thinx CEO, Maria Molland Selby has made a slew of changes to fight back against earlier reports of questionable work culture and paltry employee benefits, which led to founder Miki Agrawals ousting last year. Some of these developments arent entirely new. Even
In a Racked story today, we learned that six months into her role as Thinx CEO, Maria Molland Selby has made a slew of changes to fight back against earlier reports of questionable work culture and paltry employee benefits, which led to founder Miki Agrawals ousting last year.
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 PayPals 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.
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.
Thiel, after Trumps inauguration, was nearly appointed chairman of the Presidents Intelligence Advisory Board, until Thiel withdrew his name. Several of Thiels top aides and associates have been given high-profile positions, including important positions on the National Security Council.
However, Thiels strongest relationship to th...
January 23rd, 2018 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World SWith the nation"s household debt burden at $11.85 trillion, even the most modest challenges to its legitimacy have revolutionary implications. ~ from the article, Don"t Owe. Won"t Pay. Everything You"ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong. After twenty years, Ive finally paid-off my student loans. 
A new documentary series called Two Sides dives deep into the events surrounding the deaths of four black people at the hands of policeand tells the stories from the perspective of both law enforcement and the victims.
For people on either side of it, police brutality is an issue that only has one side. Supporters of law enforcement maintain police have a job to do, and tragedies are sometimes collateral. On the side of the victims, most visible in movements like Black Lives Matter, the actions of police amount to a fundamental disregard of their victims humanity.
(Garrison) In a particularly Orwellian example of the arguments for Net Neutrality, the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times preemptively complained that the Federal Communications Commissions December 14 repeal of the two-year-old rule sacrifices the free and open Internet on the altar of deregulation.
In fact, the free and open Internet did just fine more than fine, even for decades before being brought under a Title II regulatory scheme intended for 1930s-era telephones. And, unfortunately, theres no deregulation involved. Instead of just getting its grubby mitts off the Internet as it should, FCC is handing regulation off to another intrusive bureaucracy, the Federal Trade Commission.
If the Times is truly interested in a free and open Internet, perhaps its editorial board should quit worrying about the FCC making it too free and too open and re-focus its attention on real problems. Net Neutrality has always been a distraction and a bugbear.
A Google News search returns 5,520 results from the Times on the term Net Neutrality, but only four on the US Senates proposed Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA).
SESTA, along with its companion bill in the House of Representatives, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, because we must have cute acronyms at any cost), is straight-up Internet censorship, an open and undeniable threat to the free and open Internet.
Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. The sound theory underlying that rule is that many, even most, web sites are open to user-created content and cant be expected to pre-edit that content.
SESTA/FOSTA attempts to carve out an exception to that perfectly sensible guideline for participating in a venture by knowingly assisting, facilitating, or supporting sex trafficking.
Conscripting blog platform operators, newspaper comment moderators, and ad brokers as unpaid government censors is both evil in itself and bound to produce the opposite of the result SESTA/FOSTAs sponsors claim they want.
Existing laws against abduction, sexual assault, forced labor and criminal conspiracy are more than sufficient to ena...
Grab a box of tissues before reading this post. The government shutdown has forced some U.S. officials towait for itdelay their trips to Davos. Davos, of course, is the luxurious Swiss ski resort that hosts the World Economic Summit where world leaders bump elbows with celebrities and business executives. Hopefully, attendees Cate Blanchett, Elton John,
Grab a box of tissues before reading this post. The government shutdown has forced some U.S. officials towait for itdelay their trips to Davos. Davos, of course, is the luxurious Swiss ski resort that hosts the World Economic Summit where world leaders bump elbows with celebrities and business executives.
Even though Facebook controls the flow of information to more than 2 billion people, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long resisted the idea that his vast social network is a media company. Most recently, he doubled down on his anti-media notion by promising to reduce the news-feed reach of public posts in favor of those posted
Even though Facebook controls the flow of information to more than 2 billion people, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long resisted the idea that his vast social network is a media company. Most recently, he doubled down on his anti-media notion by promising to reduce the news-feed reach of public posts in favor of those posted by family and friends. But in terms of public perception, Facebook may be fighting a losing battle, as almost half of news consumers dont seem to be making the distinction between social media and traditional media anymore.
All of youplease consider this
@realDonaldTrump #FISA Per E.O. 13526 Sec. 1.7(a) In no case shall information be classified or fail to be declassified in order to: conceal violations of law
Tweet to @realDonaldTrump @POTUS #UNRIG
Give Robert Steele 3 Minutes http://tinyurl.com/TrumpTriumph
This 2013 video from the USA says about itself:
The History Of The Right Wing Rejecting Mandela
Remember it was Ronald Reagan that placed Nelson Mandela and the ANC on the terrorist list. Former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher also described Mandelas ANC as a typical terrorist organization in 1987, refusing to impose sanctions on South Africas apartheid regime. President Ronald Reagan did as well.
In 1986, former Vice President Dick Cheney, then a congressman, voted along with 179 other members of the House, (all conservatives), against a non-binding resolution to recognize the ANC and call on the South African government to release Mandela from prison. The measure finally passed, but not before a veto attempt by Reagan.
In 2000, Cheney maintained that hed cast the correct vote. Democrats in the Senate initially tried to pass the Anti-Apartheid Act in September 1985, but could not overcome a Republican filibuster. President Ronald Reagan viewed the act as an intrusion on his authority to conduct foreign policy and issued his own set of sanctions, though Democrats considered these to be watered down and ineffective.
The bill was re-introduced in 1986 and brought up for a vote despite Republican efforts to block it in order to give President Reagans sanctions time to work. It initially passed unexpectedly in the House in June 1986 after Republicans agreed to a voice vote in the hopes that the bill would die later on in the process, thus ending any possibility of sanctions. President Reagan publicly opposed the bill and it was viewed as too extreme to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate.
In August 1986, the Senate passed a version...
In an animated short based on an episode of improv podcast Famous Lost Works, Walkens fictionalized career as a barista is a bloody mess.
What: The short film Christopher Walkens Coffee Shop
Consumer drone giant DJI loves big reveals, and its supposed to have one in New York City tomorrow. But, unfortunately, the cat appears to already be out of the bag: The Chinese company is said to be launching yet another new drone, the Mavic Air. According to Drone DJ, leaked info suggests the new flying
Consumer drone giant DJI loves big reveals, and its supposed to have one in New York City tomorrow. But, unfortunately, the cat appears to already be out of the bag: The Chinese company is said to be launching yet another new drone, the Mavic Air.
Uber Eats has acquired David Changs latest operation: Ando, a delivery-only lunch menu that operates out of a couple of industrial kitchens around Manhattan. The terms of the deal werent disclosed. For the time being, Ando will be shuttering operations. The announcement comes roughly six months after Andy Taylor, former head of Hale and Hearty
Uber Eats has acquired David Changs latest operation: Ando, a delivery-only lunch menu that operates out of a couple of industrial kitchens around Manhattan. The terms of the deal werent disclosed. For the time being, Ando will be shuttering operations. The announcement comes roughly six months after Andy Taylor, former head of Hale and Hearty Soups, took over as CEO.
Legal information is of interest to legal eagles. However, a business move by Casetext may cause pain at professional publishing shops operated by LexisNexis and Westlaw. Both companies pride themselves on their technology savvy. But a four year old company may have become the little engine that could run over executives napping on the train tracks. Read more.
By Matt Agorist The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department finally released a substantial amount of information this week in the form of 28 crime scene...
All the news today is about Turkey attacking Afrin, a Kurdish governed city in northern Syria and threatening another Kurdish run city named Manbj. This is a very dangerous situation and another devastating assault on the Syrian people who have already suffered so much from a war that that was started by foreign manipulation and fed by foreign fighters, foreign weapons and foreign cash. The war should have ended by now and be winding down, but Syrias enemies are persistent and cunning. We should not forget, however, that the foremost enemy of Syria, the strongest, most powerful country, the managing force in this war to destroy Syria is the United States [A Brief Analysis] Article first published 20 January 2018 at https://unac.papillonweb.net/2018/01/20/increasing-us-aggression-in-syria-leads-to-chaos/
Syrian Internal Security Forces are sworn in during their graduation ceremony, at Ain Issa desert base, in Raqqa province, northeast Syria, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Some 250 residents of Syrias Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S-training course that is preparing an internal security force to hold and secure areas as they are captured from Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) MintPress, 10/17
The United States has announced that the US is preparing a border force of 30,000 fighters to keep the peace in Syria. The plan is for these forces to have the US backed, Kurdish led forces of the SDF (Syrian Defense Forces) at their core, and will occupy nearly a third of sovereign Syrian territory. This region is not the traditional Kurdish homeland in Syria, but rather the area east of the Euphrates that the SDF was able to occupy with US assistance while the Syrian Arab Army and their allies were busy liberating the rest of Syrian including the more densely populated regions in the west, reintegrating neighborhoods, towns and villages one by one, demining and removing dangerous remnants of the...
This video says about itself:
19 January 2018
Thousands of Kurds braved the rain in the northern Syrian city of Afrin to denounce what they say is Turkish aggression. The protest comes as Ankara amassed its forces along the border, seemingly in preparation for an attack.
Turkey invades Syria to attack US-backed Kurdish forces
22 January 2018
On Sunday, at 11 AM local time, Turkish tanks and infantry invaded Afrin, a majority-Kurdish multi-ethnic region in northwestern Syria. The Turkish forces are targeting the US-backed Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its militia, the Peoples Protection Units (YPG), which control Afrin. At the same time, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Ankaras proxy force in Syria, attacked Afrin from the south and east, supported by Turkish tanks and Special Forces.
This aggression by Turkey is a reckless escalation that will exacerbate the conflicts raging across the Middle East and intensify the danger of war between the major powers. Turkey is attacking the YPG, the backbone of the main US proxy force in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia. The danger of this triggering a clash between US forces and Russian and Turkish forces in Syria, and all-out war between the United States and Russia, is very real.
The ground invasion, code-named Olive Branch
Olive branches are a symbol of peace. The Turkish regime giving their invasion this name reminds one of the dictatorships slogan in George Orwells novel 1984: War is peace.
came after hours of...
Todays Google Doodle pays homage to Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein on what would have been his 120th birthday. While his name may not mean much to you, Eisenstein is considered to be the father of the montage, and the impact of his work can be seen in most modern blockbusters. Eisenstein started his career making propaganda
Todays Google Doodle pays homage to Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein on what would have been his 120th birthday. While his name may not mean much to you, Eisenstein is considered to be the father of the montage, and the impact of his work can be seen in most modern blockbusters.
An energy bill more than 6% of a households income is considered unaffordable. In parts of the U.S., many of the poorest families pay as much as 20%. DeAndrea Salvador wants to change that by advocating for inclusive renewable-energy initiatives.
When DeAndrea Salvador was in high school in Charlotte, North Carolina, she volunteered helping out her grandmothers neighbor with her bills and expenses. One winter, Salvador says, she remembers Ms. Jacobs remarking on how high her energy bill was, and saying how difficult it would be for her to pay it.
Streaming TV bundles from Hulu and YouTube are reportedly off to a slow start. Sources tell CNBC that Hulu with Live TV has roughly 450,000 subscribers, while YouTube TV has just over 300,000. By comparison, AT&Ts DirecTV Now bundle surpassed 1 million subscribers in December, and unofficial estimates put Dishs Sling TV over the 2
Streaming TV bundles from Hulu and YouTube are reportedly off to a slow start. Sources tell CNBC that Hulu with Live TV has roughly 450,000 subscribers, while YouTube TV has just over 300,000. By comparison, AT&Ts DirecTV Now bundle surpassed 1 million subscribers in December, and unofficial estimates put Dishs Sling TV over the 2 million subscriber mark.
Thanks to the Atlantics Ed Yong for this four minutes of wonder:
Its a remote control. Its a tracking device. It can deliver shocks of up to 600 volts. You think the electric eel is shocking? You havent seen anything yet. In this episode of Animalism hosted by The Atlantic science writer Ed Yong, we investigate the subtle and sinister ways of the electric eel.
The Financial Times has a smart way to rope in new paying customers: Get them while theyre young. The media company used to give free FT.com access to students between the ages of 16 and 19. Now its opening that up to students around the world. So any 16-to-19-year-old enrolled at a school can receive
The Financial Times has a smart way to rope in new paying customers: Get them while theyre young. The media company used to give free FT.com access to students between the ages of 16 and 19. Now its opening that up to students around the world. So any 16-to-19-year-old enrolled at a school can receive free access to the newspapers digital content.
By The Daily Bell Dropping Population Means Less Representation in Congress The census bureau came out with estimates on which states will gain or lose...
Schmidts Naturals just launched a collection of unusually flavored toothpastes that boast superfood extracts and vitamins. Will consumers take the dental bait?
Last week the New York Times reported on a new meta-analysis that found increasing perfectionist tendencies among college students today versus those three decades ago. Perfectionism was 33% higher on college campuses in 2016 than it was in 1989, according to over 41,000 students responses to a (nonclinical) instrument called the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale spanning those
Last week the New York Times reported on a new meta-analysis that found increasing perfectionist tendencies among college students today versus those three decades ago. Perfectionism was 33% higher on college campuses in 2016 than it was in 1989, according to over 41,000 students responses to a (nonclinical) instrument called the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale spanning those years. A likely culprit researchers identified? Social media.
The government shutdown is a giant pain in the neck that extends across all 50 states. However, some fare worse than others when the government hangs up a gone fishing sign. WalletHub decided to figure out which states will be hurt the most by a prolonged shutdown by looking at metrics including the number of federal
The government shutdown is a giant pain in the neck that extends across all 50 states. However, some fare worse than others when the government hangs up a gone fishing sign.
Furious parents are keeping their daughters at home in protest against a Catholic schools decision to remove the front wall of a girls toilet block, which they say is making pupils feel scared and unsafe. [...]
Youve got big dreams. Your boss can help you get there. Heres how to have that conversation.
When youre making big plans for your career, it helps to have a mentor as well as a champion. Having access to someone with company experience, insight, and information can also help you get ahead.
Netflix will drop its fourth-quarter 2017 earnings this afternoon, and investors are already getting giddy. Shares of the video-streaming giant were up 3% in early-morning trading, with analysts expecting robust subscriber growth. Netflixs own guidance estimated 6.3 million new global subscribers for the last three months of the year. A Cowen analyst cited by Bloomberg
Netflix will drop its fourth-quarter 2017 earnings this afternoon, and investors are already getting giddy. Shares of the video-streaming giant were up 3% in early-morning trading, with analysts expecting robust subscriber growth. Netflixs own guidance estimated 6.3 million new global subscribers for the last three months of the year.
What Even Matters Anymore is a meta SNL sketch that goes off the rails in a rather revealing way.
What: A game show sketch that turns into a meta expression of utter despair.
Tokyo residents rushed to seek shelter following a missile alert test on Monday. Similar drills have been staged before, but this was is the first of its kind for the Japanese capital amid escalating tensions [...]
By Janet Phelan The US government is on a shutdown due to the failure of Congress to reach consensus about illegal immigration. Upping the ante,...
Theres a small wrench in SpaceXs plan to prove its Falcon Heavy rocket is ready to shoot for the starsthe government shutdown. SpaceX was supposed to do a static launch of the Falcon Heavy rockets, where all 27 engines are fired up to make sure that they know how to properly load the propellant and
Theres a small wrench in SpaceXs plan to prove its Falcon Heavy rocket is ready to shoot for the starsthe government shutdown.
Thanks to longstanding U.S. sanctions, publishers in Iran can routinely steal work from American authors with impunity. In my case, there was an upside.
Even a forgotten book can occasionally enjoy a second life, whether the author wants one for it or not.
Judging from today's blog headline, you may be thinking you're in for another rant on Amairikuhn edgykayshun. Well... maybe. I haven't decided yet. But
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...Mr. Putin takes a few jabs at Marx and Lenin(thanks to Ms. K.F. for finding this snippet):
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Sometimes all it takes is some good planning and patience to pull yourself out of a serious job slump.
Due to an unfortunate coffee mishap, I spent the holidays setting up a new computer and frantically trying to extract documents from my old, caffeine-soaked laptop. While in the middle of my rescue mission, I stumbled upon a career map that Id created four years ago.
With investments and partnerships, acquisitions, and efficient service delivery, Ethiopian Airlines hopes to take over Africas skies and change air travel on the continent.
Hopefully, that number will also be reflected in woman-directed films that studios actually release.
Natalie Portman caught everyone off-guard at the Golden Globes earlier this month when she threw some shade while presenting an award. Here are the all-male nominees, she said, before reading off the list of those in contention for Best Director.
Its a simple story, really.
What: A preview teaser for Sundays AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars went viral thanks to the raw (and hilariously self-aware) intensity of John Malkovich.
" The Office of Poofness "
Until the philosophy which hold one race superior
And abandoned -
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Me say war.
That until there no longer
First class and second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man's skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes -
Me say war.
That until the basic human rights
Are equally guaranteed to all,
Without regard to race -
Dis a war.
That until that day
The dream of lasting peace,
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued,
But never attained -
Now everywhere is war - war.
And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
that hold our brothers in Angola,
Have been toppled,
Utterly destroyed -
Well, everywhere is war -
Me say war.
War in the east,
War in the west,
War up north,
War down south -
War - war -
Rumours of war.
And until that day,
The African continent
Will not know peace,
We Africans will fight - we find it necessary -
And we know we shall win
As we are confident
In the victory
Of good over evil -
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil -
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil -
Good over evil, yeah! [fadeout]
Online lender Social Finance (SoFi) has offered the role of CEO to Twitter COO Anthony Noto, according to the Wall Street Journal. SoFi has been on the hunt for a new leader since the abrupt departure of cofounder and CEO Mike Cagney amid sexual harassment allegations last fall. Noto, a former Army Ranger, helped oversee
Online lender Social Finance (SoFi) has offered the role of CEO to Twitter COO Anthony Noto, according to the Wall Street Journal. SoFi has been on the hunt for a new leader since the abrupt departure of cofounder and CEO Mike Cagney amid sexual harassment allegations last fall.
By Steven Hopkins today:
42 people own the same wealth as the poorest 50 percent
Billionaires fortunes grew by 585 billion enough to end extreme poverty more than seven times over in the 12 months to March 2017, Oxfam said on Monday, as it revealed a new record had been set for the biggest increase in people surpassing the financial milestone one every two days.
The charitys Reward Work, Not Wealth report released ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, which starts tomorrow reveals that 82% of wealth generated globally last year went to the richest one percent of the population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half saw their wealth flatline.
The charity said economic rewards are increasingly concentrated at the top, and there were now 2,043 US dollar billionaires worldwide with nine out of 10 being men. Further figures showed that 42 people now own the same wealth as the poorest 50% worldwide.
One of the goals Oxfam wants governments to take on is to aim for the collective income of the top 10% to be no more than the income of the bottom 40%.
The latest figures follow a trend between 2006 and 2015 which saw billionaire wealth increase by an average of 13% a year six times faster than the wages of ordinary workers.
The excessive wealth, Oxfam said, is often boosted by tax dodging, with the super-rich using networks of tax havens, such as those revealed in the...
A search is underway for a passenger who reportedly went overboard from the Carnival Triumph last night, according to passengers onboard the Carnival cruise ship.
Several passengers on the ship notified me that a woman went overboard from the Triumph, which was announced to the passengers around 8:30-9:00 last night. It is less than clear when the guest actually went into the water. The ship stopped and initiated a search and rescue and then began circling to search for the passenger. Crew members launched rescue boats in the water and scanned the waters for the passenger. The master of the ship also made regular announcements of the search and crew members have been showing passengers a photograph of the missing guest.
The Triumph is on a cruise to Mexico and was heading to Cozumel, at the time of the disappearance, where it was scheduled to arrive today, after leaving New Orleans on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
In March of 2015, a 54 year old passenger went overboard from the Triumph during a cruise to Mexico.
Over the past three years, five passengers went overboard from the Carnival Liberty, Carnival Victory, Carnival Elation, Carnival Ecstasy, and the Carnival Liberty (yes, two passengers from this Carnival ship in last two years). A crew member disappared from the Carnival Inspiration two months ago.
To my knowledge, Carnival has not equipped its fleet of cruise ships with automatic man-overboard systems with cameras which would send a signal to the bridge whenever someone goes overboard. Modern systems today can record the person going over the rails and track them in the water via motion detection, infrared and radar technology. (MSC recently announced that it has begun implementing this techn...
Via: BBC: An MP has said the harm caused to children after their mothers were given the epilepsy drug sodium valproate is an extraordinary scandal. It is thought about 20,000 children in the UK have been left with disabilities caused by valproate since the 1970s. Norman Lamb MP said it was also extraordinarily distressing new 
A collaborative approach isnt always the best option.
Negotiation is a scary thing. Whether youre a college grad advocating for a salary bump for the first time, or a seasoned employee who needs to convince their bosses to allocate a bigger budget for training and developmentits a situation filled with nerves, personality clashes, egos, and uncertainties.
Online giant Amazon on Monday plans to open a convenience store in Seattle where hungry customers will be able to grab sandwiches and go, without having to wait in line or use a checkout. The American group unveiled the concept for its cashierless "Amazon Go" shop just over a year ago, saying the 1,800 square feet (170 square meters) store would initially offer grocery products to its own employees before being opened to the public.
By B.N. Frank There has been A LOT of finger pointing at the Tech Industry for manufacturing and marketing products that have led to digital...
Earlier this week, former Google employee James Damore filed a lawsuit against his former employer on the grounds that the company, among other things, is extremely hostile towards white heterosexual males. Read More
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
On January 19, 2018, Dr. Read More
Its got nothing to do with what you write, when you hit send, or how many times you follow up.
Lets get one thing out of the way first: Email is a terrible means of communication. Slack and its ilk included, theres still no good digital duplicate to the basic social niceties that grease most of our interactions and make sure we all get along well enough. No amount or combination of exclamation points or emojis can replace a warm smile or a pleasant tone of voice.
A great question and there is your reason.
Gunpowder may well have been weak, but a slug or even a charge of
nails would do great damage in close quarters and obviously they
were able to hang onto this against its recoil.
Tara Biosystems is growing heart cells in a lab, which can then be given drugs and monitored for side effects, before putting the drugs in a living being.
It looks like an elongated blob: a pulsating, concave blob, suspended on wires. It doesnt seem like much when I first see it in the fleshexcept that it may represent the future of drug testing.
The saint was close to the end of his life, unable to walk and suffering from an eye disease and the stigmata. As he was brought through a region, some people from a nearby town came to ask for his help with their parish priest. They had discovered that their priest was involved in a scandalous relationship with a woman of that town. The saint was brought to the town and placed before the priest in front of everyone. They thought that the saint would upbraid the fallen priest. St. Francis instead fell to his knees, took the priests hands into his own stigmatized hands, kissed them and said, All I know and all I want to know is that these hands give me Jesus. It was said that the priest was converted.
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Writing in a blog post, Facebook civic engagement product manager Samidh Chakrabarti dressed many of the criticisms launched against the company regarding its effect on democracy. From foreign government interference to the spread of fake news and the echo chamber effect, Chakrabarti said many of the issues people raise over these concerns dont have clear
Writing in a blog post, Facebook civic engagement product manager Samidh Chakrabarti dressed many of the criticisms launched against the company regarding its effect on democracy. From foreign government interference to the spread of fake news and the echo chamber effect, Chakrabarti said many of the issues people raise over these concerns dont have clear answers. However, Chakrabarti says that doesnt mean the company doesnt have a moral duty to look into them:
Tim Cook and the worlds youngest Nobel Peace Prizer winner Malala Yousafzai were in Beirut this Saturday to launch a partnership aimed at getting 100,000 girls into education in places including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and Nigeria.
Malala & Cook sat for an in-depth discussion with The Independent in Beirut on Saturday but Im not sure where he stayed exactly. Malala visited Beirut back in 2015 to open a school for Syrian refugees.
Lets hope he will be back soon to open an official Apple store in Beirut once and for all
Read the full interview [here].
The Producers Guild of America released its new anti-sexual harassment guidelines on film sets last Friday, reports Gizmodo. The guidelines state that film productions must, among other things, designate advocates on film sets to whom workers can report concerns without fear of reprisals. Shortly after the PGAs new guidelines were announced, Vanity Fairs Rebecca Keegan
The Producers Guild of America released its new anti-sexual harassment guidelines on film sets last Friday, reports Gizmodo. The guidelines state that film productions must, among other things, designate advocates on film sets to whom workers can report concerns without fear of reprisals. Shortly after the PGAs new guidelines were announced, Vanity Fairs Rebecca Keegan revealed that Wonder Woman 2 will be the first film to adopt them.
More than 10 years ago Israel tightened its grip on Gaza, enforcing a blockade on goods coming in and out of the tiny coastal enclave that left much of the two million-strong population there unemployed, impoverished and hopeless.
Since then, Israel has launched three separate major military assaults that have destroyed Gazas infrastructure, killed many thousands and left tens of thousands more homeless and traumatised.
Gaza is effectively an open-air prison, an extremely overcrowded one, with only a few hours of electricity a day and its ground water polluted by seawater and sewage.
Last week Israeli military officials for the first time echoed what human rights groups and the United Nations have been saying for some time: that Gazas economy and infrastructure stand on the brink of collapse.
After a decade of this horrifying experiment in human endurance, the Israeli army finally appears to be concerned about whether Gaza can continue coping much longer.
In recent days it has begun handing out forms, with more than a dozen questions, to the small number of Palestinians allowed briefly out of Gaza mainly business people trading with Israel, those needing emergency medical treatment and family members accompanying them.
One question asks bluntly whether they are happy, another whom they blame for their economic troubles. A statistician might wonder whether the answers can be trusted, given that the sample group is so heavily dependent on Israels good will for their physical and financial survival.
But the survey does at least suggest that Israels top brass may be open to new thinking, after decades of treating Palestinians only as target practice, lab rats or sheep to be herded into cities, freeing up land for Jewish settlers. Has the army finally understood that Palestinians are human beings too, with limits to the suffering they can soak up?
According to the local media, the army is in part responding to practical concerns. It is reportedly worried that, if epidemics break out, the diseases will quickly spread into Israel.
And if Gazas economy collapses too, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians could be banging on Israels door or rather storming its hi-tech incarceration fence to be allowed in. The army has no realistic contingency plans for either scenario.
Nonetheless, neither Israeli politicians nor Washington appear to be taking evasive action. In fact, things look set to get worse.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last week there could be no improvements, no reconstruction in Gaza until Hamas agrees to give up its weapons the only thing, in Hamass view, that serves as a deterrent against future Israeli attacks.
Figures show Israel...
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In the forests of Colombia, a record-breaking discovery was made.
A 1759-carat emerald was uncovered from the Coscuez mine. It is now part of the collection of the Banco Nazionale of Columbia. The massive jewel could be worth as much as $17 million, based on current per-carat estimates.
And the mine where it was found has only been partially excavated. Which means there could be hundreds, maybe thousands more emeralds locked away under the ground
The timing couldnt be better for the company that just took this proven mine over.
Thats because the increase in demand for colored gems is outpacing the increase for diamonds. As demand for colored gems surges, prices for rubies, emeralds and sapphires have shot up. Prices have already increased by over 100% in the last decade.
As new supplies from the worlds top colored gem mines come on line to meet demand, the market could grow by five times, from $2 billion to $10 billion in the coming decade.
Thats excellent news for Fura Gems (TSX.V:FURA) a rising star in the world of colored gemstones and owner of the Coscuez mine.
The company has assets in Colombia and Mozambique, a superb management team with a great track record for success, and growing opportunities to take advantage of demand in colored gemstones.
Another Guinness sized find would make Fura Gems international news. Heres why investors are taking a serious look at Fura Gems(TSX.V:FURA) now before they are a well known producer of colored gems:
#1 The Smart Money is Flooding in to Colored Gems: What People Dont Know About Diamonds
The diamond market grew thanks to organization. Large companies like De B...
As wireless service providers roll out what they promise to be faster and better networks, theyre also slowly installing more and more gear in our urban spaces, as the photographer Rian Dundon captures.
Once the photographer Rian Dundon began seeking out cell-phone towers and transmission boxes, he started seeing them everywhere. I realized I was walking by a few of them just on my way to work every day, Dundon says, even though before he began photographing them, theyd barely registered.
That wealth inequality is the latest sign things are continuing to move in the wrong direction according to an Oxfam study (via CNBC). The report comes on the heels of the World Economic Forums annual meeting in Davos this week. Among other findings in Oxfams reports: Just 42 people own as much wealth as 50%
That wealth inequality is the latest sign things are continuing to move in the wrong direction according to an Oxfam study (via CNBC). The report comes on the heels of the World Economic Forums annual meeting in Davos this week. Among other findings in Oxfams reports:
The social media giant announced on Monday it is committed to training 1 million people in the next two years through the centers, reports Reuters. The centers will open in Spain, Poland, and Italy and offer training in media literacy, online safety, and other digital skills. The old and young, refugees, and people with limited
The social media giant announced on Monday it is committed to training 1 million people in the next two years through the centers, reports Reuters. The centers will open in Spain, Poland, and Italy and offer training in media literacy, online safety, and other digital skills. The old and young, refugees, and people with limited access to technology will be the main groups targeted by the centers. In addition to the training centers, Facebook also announced its investing another 10 million euros into its French AI research facility.
'Deplorable' Professor Fights Back Against Campus Totalitarians --An interview with the 'Anti-PC NYU Prof' | 22 Jan 2018 | "In the fall of 2016," New York University professor [and CLG Founder] Michael Rectenwald recently told The Daily Caller, "I was noting an increase of this social justice ideology on campuses, and it started to really alarm me. I saw it coming home to roost here at NYU, with the creation of the bias reporting hotline, and with the cancellation of the Milo Yiannopoulos talk because someone might walk past it and hear something which might 'trigger' them." Rectenwald, himself a leftist, created an initially anonymous Twitter account, @antipcnyuprof, to speak out against that ideology and the "absolutely anti-education and anti-intellectual" classroom indoctrination he was witnessing, as well as the collectivist surveillance state that the campus was becoming, as students were urged to report each other for the sin of committing microaggressions...Recently Rectenwald even filed a lawsuit against NYU and four of his colleagues for defamation. He consented to answering some questions for FrontPage Mag about his conflict with the NYU ideologues.
Staged crime scene photo shows L-bracket screwed to a random door, not the actual stairwell door as investigators report.
The verdict is in. Photographic evidence shows that crime scene photos in the Mandalay Bay were staged to uphold the official narrative of a lone wolf shooter.
Update: Intellihub reached out to
Mandalay Bay building engineer Paulina on Sunday, who confirmed
over the phone that all stairwell doors and jams in the building
are, in fact, metallic and are indeed 3-hour fire rated, per code
(i.e. the photograph of the wooden door in Picture 1 which was
released in the LVMPD report is staged. The door which leads into
the stairwell has been confirmed to be metal by MGM staff and not
wooden, more over the hardware and paint are different colors.)
Even if the door shown in Picture 1 was an inner stairwell door,
like the report claims, that door would have to be made metal and
not wood and it is this has been confirmed. The inner door is
LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and F.B.I. have some explaining to do after Intellihub discovered that the L-bracket shown in crime scene Picture 1 on page 54 of the Jan. 19, 2018, preliminary investigative report for the 1 Oct. mass casualty shooting was not screwed to the inner stairwell door outside of room 32-135, as reported by investigators but rather it was screwed to an unknown random door which suggests that the photograph was staged.
This fact can easily be proven.
First we will examine Picture 1 from the LVMPDs report, Appendix A, page 54.
It is clear that the door is wooden and is painted white. The door has a gold handle. You can clearly see an L-bracket was screwed to the door about 12-14 inches above the gold handle.
Now, we will examine a picture of the outside stairwell door (pictured to the left).
The iPhone giant has partnered with Malala Yousafzais Malala Fund, becoming its first laureate partner, reports TechCrunch. The funds goal is to extend secondary education to more than 100,000 girls in developing nations. Apples involvement with the fund will allow it to double the number of its grants to girls. Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel
The iPhone giant has partnered with Malala Yousafzais Malala Fund, becoming its first laureate partner, reports TechCrunch. The funds goal is to extend secondary education to more than 100,000 girls in developing nations. Apples involvement with the fund will allow it to double the number of its grants to girls. Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history in 2014 for her advocacy of girls access to education.
Q !UW.yye1fxo 01/21/18 (Sun) 13:06:20 No.47
Will SESSIONS drop the hammer?
1 of 22.
#Memo shifts narrative.
#Memo reinstates SESSIONS' authority re: Russia/ALL.
#Memo factually demonstrates collusion at highest levels.
#Memo factually demonstrates HUSSEIN ADMIN weaponized INTEL community to ensure D victory [+insurance].
#Memo factually demonstrates 'knowingly false intel' provided to FISA Judges to obtain warrant(s).
THEY NEVER THOUGHT SHE WOULD LOSE.
[The 16 Year Plan To Destroy America]
Leak C-intel/Mil assets
Cut funding to Mil
Command away from generals
Launch 'good guy' takedown (internal remove) - Valerie Jarrett (sniffer)
Snowden open source Prism/Keyscore (catastrophic to US Mil v. bad actors (WW) +Clowns/-No Such Agency)
Target/weaken conservative base (IRS/MSM)
Open border (flood illegals: D win) ISIS/MS13 fund/install (fear, targeting/removal, domestic-assets etc.)
Blind-eye NK [nuke build]
[Clas-1, 2, 3]
Blind-eye Iran [fund and supply]
Blind-eye [CLAS 23-41]
Stage SC [AS ]
U1 fund/supply IRAN/NK [+reduce US capacity]
KILL NASA (prevent space domination/allow bad actors to take down MIL SATs/WW secure comms/install WMDs) - RISK OF EMP SPACE ORIG (HELPLESS)
HRC  WWIII [death & weapons real/WAR FAKE & CONTROLLED][population growth control/pocket billions]
Then-President Barack Obama had stern words after the Republican minority in the Senate shut down the government for 16 days in 2013 over funding for Obamacare.
You dont like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But dont break it, Obama said in remarks Oct. 17, 2013, after Congress reached a deal to reopen the government. Dont break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. Thats not being faithful to what this countrys about.
Now, theres been a lot of discussion lately of the politics of this shutdown, Obama said. But lets be clear. There are no winners here. These last few weeks have inflicted completely unnecessary damage on our economy.
The government shut down again early Saturday after the Senate failed to pass a temporary funding bill. Democrats voted against the measure and demanded a deal to address illegal immigrants who have protection under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Both parties have spent the past week fighting over who is more responsible for the shutdown. Republicans blame Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for fighting for illegal immigrants more than the military service members and government employees who would be affected by the shutdown.
Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown. Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our countrys ability to serve all Americans, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Saturday. We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands. This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators.
Democrats, meanwhile, have placed the blame on Republicans who control the House, and the Senate by a narrow majority, and President Donald Trump for failing to negotiate, but neither side appears to be making specific policy demands.
Schumer himself decried the politics of brinksmanship that led to the 2013 shutdown. No matter how strongly one feels about an issue, you shoul...
January 21, 2018
15-Year-Old British Lad Revealed To Have Given Trump Roadmap To Destroy Deep State
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
Source: What Does It Mean
An astonishing new you couldnt believe it if it wasnt true Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (commonly referred to as the Old Bailey) lifting the Official Secrets Act restrictions this past week placed on a case involving British teenager Kane Gamble shockingly revealed that this lad, when he was 15-years-old, singlehandedly unleashed an eight month reign of chaos upon the highest echelons of the Obama regimes US intelligence servicesmost astoundedly to include this childs accessing details of 20,000 FBI employees whose text messages have provided the roadmap President Donald Trump has been using to destroying his Deep State enemies attempting to oust him in a palace coup. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
British master spy teenager Kane Gamble singlehandedly, and unwittingly, revealed Deep State plot against President Trump
QUESTION: Do you think that the Commitment of Traders and reported inventories are relevant to gauge market performance?
ANSWER: The oldest game in town is manipulating inventories. Commodities can be stored at many places, but only selected facilities are on the reporting list. During the famous Buffet Silver scandal of 1997-1998, to justify taking silver up in price they had to make the inventories appear to decline. The easy way to do that was simple. Buffet bought the silver but in the London market not COMEX. Thus, the silver was moved from New York to London and then everyone touted silver was in short supply as if it had been consumed like wheat.
Phibro had one of their paid analysts to call the Wall Street Journal to try to stop me from warning clients that silver was being manipulated. Their mistake was getting mainstream media involved. Once the Wall Street Journal reported I said silver was being manipulated, the CFTC had to call me. I can write on this blog whatever. As long as it does not appear in the mainstream press government can ignore it.
The CFTC called me and asked me where the manipulation was taking place. I told them it was out of their jurisdiction in London. They said they could make a call and I s...
QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I understand that your model shows that China will become the dominant economy post-2032. The IMF added the yuan to their SDR basket. Are central banks starting to use the yuan in reserves in a major way yet?
ANSWER: Yes. The ECB (European Central Bank) converted a half-billion euros to yuan. So that is not what you would call major. This is a first step in the true internationalization of the yuan. The Bundesbank has also converted a small portion of their reserves. So it is starting. Reports that China was selling off US debt are false. The U.S. debt to China is $1.2 trillion as of October 2017. Thats 19% of the $6.3 trillion in Treasury bills, notes, and bonds held by foreign countries. The rest of the $20 trillion national debt is owned by either the American people or by the U.S. government itself. What China and most governments have been doing is reducing their holding in maturity from 10 years down to 5 years or less.
Despite what everyone may believe, the ECB reserves rank only number 30 on the list among central banks with just 75.1 billion. China has the biggest reserves of all followed still by Japan. Other than Switzerland, no European country ranks in the top ten. This is a reflection of their status in world trade as well. It only follows reason that the Chinese yuan will become a wider used reserve currency as it also dominates trade.
QUESTION: A friend told me the one pound coins I have from a trip to Britain last year were canceled. How can a government simply cancel its money?
ANSWER: Oh yes. Britain canceled the one pound coins last October. They estimated that 400-450 million pounds became worthless overnight. Europeans routinely cancel their currency. This is another reason why the US dollar is the RESERVE CURRENCY in the world. While you have these people who hate the dollar all the time in the USA, outside, it is the mainstay. The dollar is used worldwide because it is trusted while other countries routinely cancel currencies. India made headlines last year cancelling their high denomination notes overnight. This may force people to pay their taxes and prevent them from hoarding cash. But it is also why the US Treasury and Board of Governors staffs estimate that nearly 60% of all U.S. banknotes in circulation, or close to $500 billion, is held outside the United States. There are more dollars outside the USA than inside. This is also why the USA is not pushing the electronic currency as hard as you see in Europe. There, they just want to cancel all the currency to get more taxes.
For starters, lets stop evaluating leadership style.
You women find it more difficult toward your path to directorship. You are naturally consensus builders. We are looking for a specific profile.
A Lockheed Martin engineer risked much claiming his company knew the radio system it was building for the Coast Guard didnt work as advertised. The company settled the suit, agreeing to pay $2.2 million in fines and to fix the radios on the National Security Cutters, which should cost another $2.2 million.
A German nurse serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with another 97 hospital murders, prosecutors said Monday. If found guilty, it would make him Germany's deadliest post-war serial killer.
A new billionaire was created every two days last year and now, according to Oxfam, just 42 individuals own as much wealth as the world's poorest 3.7 billion people
Millions of new cars sold in the US and Europe are "connected," having some mechanism for exchanging data with their manufacturers after the cars are sold; these cars stream or batch-upload location data and other telemetry to their manufacturers, who argue that they are allowed to do virtually anything they want with this data, thanks to the "explicit consent" of the car owners -- who signed a lengthy contract at purchase time that contained a vague and misleading clause deep in its fine-print.
Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has revealed details of the US peace plan to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Tough-talking Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte has ordered law enforcement to shoot him if he ever pursues dictatorship ambitions and stays in power longer than the constitution allows. "If I overstay and wanted to become a dictator, shoot me, I am not joking," the president told the troops on Monday.
A major contradiction has been discovered between yesterday's revelation that the FBI "lost" five months of text messages, and a claim by the DOJ's Inspector General, Michael Horowitz - who claimed his office received the texts in question between FBI employees Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page last August.
Last May, Warren Buffett announced that cyber attacks are a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear weapons. In 2015, Berkshire made a bet that could profit from increased cyber breaches. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance launched two insurance policies that cover cyber liability and the costs incurred to respond to a data breach or threat.
Despite all other bureaucratic functions ceasing to go on because of the government shutdown, our fearless rules ensured us that the War Machine will be just fine.
Any hope that the 2-day government shutdown could be suddenly resolved with an early morning vote on Monday morning died moments ago when Chuck Schumer said "there is no deal" while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he is canceling the previously scheduled 1am procedural vote and instead the Senate will vote on the stopgap spending bill at noon Eastern on Monday, with the government set to remain closed at least until the vote.
Inquisitive observers of the Middle Eastern politics would naturally wonder why do Western powers prop up the Gulfs petro-monarchies, knowing fully well that they are the ones responsible for nurturing Islamic extremism? Does this not run counter to their professed goal of eliminating Islamic radicalism and terrorism? Seemingly, the Western powers support the Gulfs autocrats because it has been a firm policy principle of the Western powers to promote stability in the Middle East instead of representative democracy. They are mindful of the ground reality that the mainstream Muslim sentiment is firmly against any Western military presence and intervention in the Middle East region.
An MP has said the harm caused to children after their mothers were given the epilepsy drug sodium valproate is an extraordinary scandal. It is thought about 20,000 children in the UK have been left with disabilities caused by valproate since the 1970s.
A long report by Human Rights Watch delves into the secretive world behind the evidence given in criminal cases. Multiple law enforcement entities are making use of DEA tips to build cases and secure convictions, but they're burying the original evidence using parallel construction, whitewashing it of possible Fourth Amendment violations.
JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America -- raked in an astonishing $6.4 billion in overdraft fees alone last year. Stop a moment and think about that: Each overdraft, on average, costs customers $35, an amount that gets multiplied with each subsequent purchase no matter how small. We're talking about the world's most bloated financial giants growing even fatter and richer off the backs of people who are already broke, by charging them additional fees for money they already lack. Specifically in 2017, that meant about 183 million charges of $35.
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Senator says FBI lost crucial texts tied to Clinton probe | 21 Jan 2018 | The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost [!?!] about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Republican lawmaker. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, revealed in a Jan. 20 letter that the FBI's technical system failed to preserve texts that were exchanged between Lisa Page, a lawyer, and Peter Strzok, an agent, between mid-December 2016 through mid-May of 2017.
As you may know, there will be a Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31st of this year. This event is bringing about some quite intense energies but what else can it do?
Well to begin with during this lunar eclipse we will all be feeling different things. Being intimate during an event like this is going to help relieve some of the pressure being brought on by the energies around us. Now, depending on your sign and what is going on in your life you may experience something fantastic or something terrible from all of this.
Below you will find a list of things you may experience if you have intercourse during this Super Blue Blood Moon. Do not choose to have sex merely for the act itself. Be truly intimate with someone and let these energies do their jobs. If you are operating on a fearful level you need to overcome that fear before getting intimate.
When you use the energy of this moon to bring yourself closer to your partner it should work. This is a wonderful time to grow current relationships. With that being said, I do not believe it is a good time to start new ones.
Because of these intense energies, you will experience much more pleasure sexually as well. This time will be one of the best times, and it will, without a doubt be a night to remember.
Because the connection is so strong you will be effectively working to ground one another in a sense. It will be as if you are both meditating together from within. I know this may sound a bit odd, but once you experience it you will understand exactly what I am talking about.
For some reason, intimacy seems to help us absorb the energies being brought out way much better. You will feel these energies pulsing through you during your fun time. Take note of the energies you are feeling.
Being intimate during a moon like the one to come will be an amazing experience. There is nothing more beautiful than putting your body to work with someone you love during something so magical. Are you excited about the Super Blue Blood Moon? I for one cannot wait to get my freak on.
Charles Koch donated $500K to Paul Ryan days after GOP tax plan passed | 21 Jan 2018 | GOP mega-donor Charles Koch and his wife donated around $500,000 to Speaker Paul Ryans (R-Wis.) joint fundraising committee, just days after the GOP tax plan was passed. Koch made the donation 13 days after the plan was passed, which lowers the corporate tax rate and cuts estate taxes, HuffPost reported. He and his wife also gave $237,000 each to the National Republican Congressional Committee on the same day, according to HuffPost. Koch and his brother David Koch were both major advocates for the tax plan, pouring millions of dollars into efforts to get the legislation passed.
By: Jay Dyer
The doctrine of the revelation of God in terms of Scripture is not as confusing as difficult as many have made it. Since the argument for Scripture as revealed and authoritative as the written element of Orthodoxy (along with Oral Tradition and the Tradition of the Church as embodied in the liturgy or the lives of the Saints) is the same as the argument for Gods existence (the transcendental argument), we cannot approach Scripture as if it were any other text. The authority, inspiration, veracity and authenticity of the Scriptures is itself an aspect of revealed doctrine, and just like the doctrine of creation, it is not known naturally, nor is it proven by a classical foundationalist or classical apologetic methodology.
I recall when I was a Roman Catholic reading Bishop Fulton Sheens famous book Life in Christ and the beginning of the work challenged the reader and Catholic alike to approach the Scripture as any other text and make a judgment based on the available evidence of whether the texts were inspired or error-laden human concoctions. Of course, this whole app...
Senate fails to reach deal, extending shutdown for third day | 21 Jan 2018 | The Senate has failed to reach a deal to prevent the government shutdown from pushing into the workweek. A flurry of activity on Capitol Hill had stoked hopes that a deal to end the shutdown might be reached before furloughs for hundreds of thousands of government workers kick in on Monday. Instead, the Senate is now set to vote at noon on Monday to end debate on a measure that would fund the government through Feb. 8.
Over 80 per cent of wealth generated globally in 2017 went to the richest 1 per cent of the population, while the 3.7 billion people in the poorest half saw their wealth flatline.
India and Japan are making themselves complicit in rights violations by backing unsafe repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, says a pro-democracy group.
Myanmar authorities should conduct an impartial investigation into a deadly police crackdown on ethnic Rakhine protesters, says a rights group.
Billionaire Couple Found Murdered in Their
Toronto Home Are Linked to Clinton Foundations Relief
JANUARY 21, 2018
Source: STARSHIP EARTH: THE BIG PICTURE
I keep getting dja vu experiences so I dont know if I shared this one before or not. It sounds familiar to me. I know a reader shared a tidbit about this with me, so perhaps that was it. ~ BP
Canadian officials announced on Friday that the billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered in their home in December.
For the past month officials called their deaths a murder-suicide.
Haaretz is reporting it was a professional contract killing,
The New York Post reported:
The billionaire husband and wife found hanging side-by-side in their posh Toronto home last month were both murdered, according to a bombshell report citing a team of private investigators on Saturday.
Multiple killers played a role in the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman contrary to the widely-circulated murder-suicide theory initially leaked by law enforcement, sources told CBC News, citing a parallel probe by a team of investigators hired by the couples family.
A real estate agent who was selling the $5.4 million home had discovered pharmaceutical mogul Barry, 75, and Honey, 70, dead on Dec. 15.
Ukraine is a fascist police state, installed and supported by Washington, using its putschist regime as a dagger targeting Russias heartland waging naked aggression against its own people in Donbass with full US support and encouragement.
The regimes reintegration law was adopted by its parliament on Thursday designating Russia an aggressor, likely on orders from Washington, its paymaster.
The new measure refers to aspects of state policy aimed at ensuring Ukraines state sovereignty over temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Theyre independent democratic republics, refusing to live under fascist rule, nothing temporary about their status, well armed and prepared to continue resisting Kiev aggression.
The law calls Crimea temporarily occupied territory. Its Moscows newest republic. Over 96% of its residents voted to rejoin Russia in an open, free and fair referendum, wanting a historic mistake corrected.
The measure authorizes US-appointed illegitimate Ukrainian president Poroshenko to wage naked aggression on Donbass without parliamentary permission.
It allows setting up Ukrainian armed forces operational headquarters to control all military and civil administrations in the conflict zone.
According to Russias plenipotentiary to the six-nation contact group (including America, Russia, and four key US European allies) Boris Gryzlov:
Kievs reintegration law does not mention the Minsk agreements, or guarantees for their implementation by Kiev. In fact, the path opposite to the peaceful political resolution of the conflict was chosen, imposed by the war party.
Instead of lifting the blockade and normalizing the humanitarian situation, we are betting on martial law. Instead of political decisions on the introduction of a special status of Donbass, amnesty and free elections the military suppression of Donbass will continue.
Russias Foreign Ministry said the law grants Poroshenko unlimited powers to silence dissent, similar to those of a dictator. It can...
It has been 100 years since the Spanish flu infected 500 million people around the globe and wiped out an estimated 20 million to 50 million of them. (source)
And here we are, potentially on the cusp of another influenza pandemic. H3N2, or the Australian flu is making the rounds this year and has spread to the UK, among other countries. This map from the UK Sun shows the spread and the potential for a pandemic.
This flu is particularly deadly. 745 people died from it in Australia in late 2017.
For those obsessed with identity politics, their ignorance or self-imposed amnesia of their own heritage is so profound that few honest historians dare correct the record, less they become ostracized from the towers of higher learning. The void created by this lack of integrity requires that those not attached or bound to the anti-intellectual centers of propaganda education must carry the message to others who have an open mind and a sincere desire to know the truth. While Democratic factions adopted during the reconstruction era may seem harsh to the culturally deprived, but compared to the ostentation of self-proclaimed champions for diversity, becomes pale by contrast. Their hypocrisy is not new, but the extent of their neurosis approaches clinical insanity.
The background of the Ku Klux Klan has been distorted to such a degree that the impact of Abraham Lincolns war is lost to most Americans. The myth that slavery was the cause of the conflict is amiss. The carpetbaggers were more egregious than the plantation landlords. Thus far the tale of separate societies neglects to face up to the reality of the era. Some aspects were a natural response to the oppression from the victor, while others were an overreach to maintain an economic system that ran its course.
Truth Wiki provides some seldom cited Historical facts most Americans dont know about the KKK.
Pharma-terrorists strike again: Flu kills eight Santa Barbara residents in two weeks - all except one had received the flu vaccine | 08 Jan 2018 | Eight Santa Barbara County residents have died from the flu in the past two weeks alone. By contrast, only three residents died throughout last year's entire flu season, which typically runs from October to April. All eight people were ages 65 or older. "These numbers are unprecedented for the past 10 years," said Dr. Charity Dean, public health czar for Santa Barbara County. Dean said all but one of the eight had been vaccinated and all had been given flu-fighting medications. [Wake up, people! The flu vaccine *is* the killer.]
Fighting fake news is the new pretext given by the ruling cabal in many nations to enact censorship via the back door. Amid the rallying cries of We must fight fake news! both France (under would-be dictator Macron) and now Brazil are attempting to pass legislation to ban political content on the web that the government deems to be fake news. There is a theme to this, as it follows on from many acts of censorship in 2016 and 2017. Whether its Twitter shadowbanning, Facebook rolling our fake news checkers or deleting entire accounts, YouTube embarking upon soft censorship through forced sign-ins or hard censorship by deleting entire channels, Googles search engine hiding websites (by de-ranking them) or worst of all Google demonetizing content and sites not to its liking, censorship is clearly getting worse and threatening to overtake a free and open internet.
The big corporations of the internet have shown their true colors on the issue of censorship vs. free speech. Amazon has been caught banning certain books from being sold on its platform, e.g. in 2015 it decided to ban Jim Fetzers book No One Died at Sandy Hook, which exposed the false flag mass shooting at Sandy Hook. In reaction to the whole Russian meddling in the US electionsaga, which is itself fake news and a tempest in a teapot, Facebook decided to get tough and enlist the help of...
The freedom of an oppressed Catalan nation can never depend on the state or form of government that dominates it, should depend only on the determination of their children to achieve it.
The process in favor of the independence of Catalonia concluded, at least for the time being, last December 21, with a clear message to those who intended to derail it: Catalonians want to be independent and sovereign.
The last four months of 2017 were the most challenging for Catalan politicians who were in favor of having their own nation.
On one side, the Catalan people had elected them to carry out the process of independence, on the other, there were forces within Catalonia, although controlled from outside the autonomic region, that did everything in their power to obstruct the legal and constitutional process.
Last December 21, the people of Catalonia were obligated to vote once again; this time the elections were controlled by the bureaucracy led by the government of Madrid.
The result was the same as the one from October 1: The majority of Catalans voted to be independent of Spain.
The government of Spain did not recognize the results of the vote from October 1. It justified its decision by saying it was not legitimate. It claimed that the process had not occurred, despite millions of people casting their vote.
Carles Puigdemont, President of Catalonia.
The Spanish president, Mariano Rajoy, supported by the Monarch, Felipe VI, and three political parties, PP, PSOE and CIutadans, decided to revert the decision of the Catalan people....
Today we welcome back our friend Jose, who wrote the awesome article about Christmas in Venezuela. It was so well-received that I invited him back to do a recurring series. In this piece, he begins telling us the story about how his country started the slide into a slow-motion collapse. Jose is a heck of a storyteller and he leaves us hanging at the end, but dont worry, Part 2 is coming soon! ~ Daisy
I believe it is the moment of an introduction for our readers to know how everything began. Venezuela is a wonderful country, with lots of peculiarities and attractions.
I love my country, and most of the people, even in these harsh times portraits wonderful qualities as a society that few countries in the world have.
This was once a beautiful land, relatively sparsely populated where food was plentiful, money was never scarce, and jobs were plentiful. The weather was very sunny, the days a little hot and people used to recline in their chairs in front of the door of their house and watch the neighbors go on arriving from a days work, and they greeted with courtesy. The neighborhoods were mostly safe. There was practically no monster known as inflation, bank loans were easily available and people often traveled to other countries without much concern for things like exchange controls, access to foreign currency, among other things.
There was no Internet, there were no so-called experimental drugs in the streets, access to a decent life was more or less possible if one had discipline and will, and in general, life was good. The cars used huge carburetors (some still use them), the fuel was abundant, and at the best prices on the planet, its inhabitants crossed the territory of almost one million km2 enjoying beautiful beaches, lonely plains, lush jungles and even the odd snow peak. The climate is optimal to live all year round with shorts, fresh clothes, and sandals.
It was very strange to hear of any deportation, and thousands of foreigners over the years came on vacation, and they stayed forever. Our beautiful women attract the attention of the whole world (and still do) and an endless line of sh...
Fears surrounding exposure to harmful microbes are omnipresent, which is why it may come as a surprise to find research showing infection with certain germs may confer significant health benefits.
We live in a day and age where germ theory has undergone a sort of apotheosis, assuming an almost Godlike power to affect and permeate every area of our lives with the fear of infection.
Not only are external institutions increasingly attaining the authority to force us to inject ourselves and children with preparations purported to defend us against germs, but even our inner thoughts are often infected uncontrollably with fears about exposure to them. Even the CDC has declared itself impotent against so-called nightmare bacteria, adding to the sense of powerlessness so many feel about their health destinies.
What makes this situation all the more surreal is the relatively recent discovery of the microbiome, namely, the 100 trillion viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, which outnumber our own cells 10-1, and which proves that we are more germ than human, and in many respects, would not be alive without them: e.g. about ...
For years the Democrats have been using the leverage of a potential government shutdown to get virtually whatever they want from the Republicans in Congress. For those of us that are true conservatives, it has been absolutely infuriating to watch this same drama play out over and over again, but this time around the Democrats may have overplayed their hand. In addition to demanding their way on pretty much every single budget issue, the Democrats also want Republicans to compromise on DACA. Fortunately, the Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress are standing firm against the ridiculous demands of the Democrats, and this government shutdown will continue until somebody finally blinks.
Many are calling this the #SchumerShutdown because it was the Democrats in the Senate that would not agree to the extremely generous agreement that the Republicans were offering. The mainstream media is freaking out and trying to pin the blame on Trump, but that isnt going to work this time.
So how long will this shutdown ultimately last? Well, the truth is that there is a possibility that it could be brought to an end very quickly. In fact, the Washington Post is reporting that a bipartisan group of moderate senators is trying to get something done tonight
With the start of the workweek for many federal employees less than 24 hours away, a bipa...
A previous article discussed Erdogans threat to attack US-supported northern Syria Kurdish YPG fighters in Afrin and Menbeij.
He opposes Washingtons plan to establish a 30,000-strong border security force in northeastern Syria, bordering Turkey.
Confrontation with the Trump administration looms. On Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert called on Ankara not to take any actions cross-border in areas controlled by Kurdish YPG fighters.
Erdogan ignored the warning. On Friday, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said Turkey intends to carry out a military operation in Afrin, adding:
The threat level against Turkey is increasing day by day. This operation will be carried out and we will combat terrorism.
Kurdish YPG fighters are targeted. Ankara calls them terrorists, ignoring its support for ISIS and likeminded groups in Syria, wanting Assad toppled.
Syrias Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad warn(ed) the Turkish leadership that if they initiate combat operations in the Afrin area, that will be considered an act of aggression by the Turkish army, adding:
Syria will confront any Turkish aggression or military action against its territory with appropriate response.
Its Foreign Ministry said itll down Turkish warplanes attacking its territory. Turkish cross-border shelling began overnight Thursday, continuing Friday morning, Kurdish villages targeted.
According to Russias Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies director Ruslan Pukhov, (t)he Syrian Kurds are backed by the United States.
During the war in Syria, it provided weapons, including armored vehicles, artillery and mortars, to the Kurds. In the event of large-scale hostilities in northern Syria, the Turkish army will face a carnage rather than a cakewalk.
Russian Center for Political Studies director Andey Fyodorov said (o)ne Erdogans conditions (for) joining the alliance with Russia (and Iran) on Sy...
Shutdown Day 2: Bipartisan Group Eyes a Compromise Before Monday | 21 Jan 2018 | Members of Congress pushed Sunday to end a two-day-old government shutdown, with a bipartisan group of senators meeting behind closed doors in search of a compromise deal even as both parties continued to publicly trade blame. While lawmakers remained mired in partisan disputes as they reconvened in the early afternoon, the gathering of senators from the two parties offered a reason for cautious optimism that a deal could be reached before the workweek began. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, said he would move ahead with a procedural vote on a temporary spending bill, which would occur by 1 a.m. Monday, and Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin offered an assurance that his chamber would pass the measure.
Because the CIA's poppy fields and opium routes aren't going to protect themselves: 1,000 more U.S. troops could be headed to Afghanistan this spring, to supplement 14,000 already in the country | 21 Jan 2018 | The U.S. Army is readying plans that could increase the total force in Afghanistan by as many as 1,000 U.S. troops this spring beyond the 14,000 already in the country, senior military officials said. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has not signed off on the proposals for the new forces, which are part of a broader strategy to bolster Afghan forces so that they can battle the Taliban during the upcoming fighting season. [?!] The Obama administration, as part of its [phony] plan to wind down the Afghanistan war in 2015, limited advisers to higher headquarters far from the fighting. The new strategy that President Trump approved in August would push U.S. advisory teams to the battalion level, far closer to the front lines.
An analysis of genetic variation in Astragalus cremnophylax var. cremnophylax, a critically endangered plant, using AFLP markers
Acute cholecystitis and pancreatitis in a patient with biliary sludge associated with the use of ceftriaxone: a rare but potentially severe complication
Opposed effects of chronic prolactin administration on the zona fasciculata and zona reticularis of the rat adrenal cortex: an ultrastructural stereological study
Ver-o-Peso: The ethnobotany of an Amazonian market
Fatal aortic aneurysm and rupture caused by Spirocerca lupi in a dog
Agitation aeration studies on coenzyme q 10 production using rhodopseudomonas spheroides
Terapeutica antiparasitaria. La dietilendiamina (uricida, piperacina) en el tratamiento de la ascariasis y la oxyuriasis
The prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in the elderly. The Framingham Osteoarthritis Study
Kabul hotel siege ends after 12 hours with 18 dead, Afghan officials say Taliban claims responsibility for attack | 21 Jan 2018 | Gunmen who raided the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul killed at least 18 people during a 12-hour standoff with security forces that ended Sunday, Afghan authorities said. Of those killed, 14 were foreign nationals and four were Afghans, according to Najib Danish, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior. Four gunmen were also killed by Afghan security forces responding to the attack, he said.
According to the White House press release on May 9, 2017:
Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office. President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The FBI is one of our Nations most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement, said President Trump.
A search for a new permanent FBI Director will begin immediately.
Donald Trump fired Mr. James Comey via letter, which read as follows:
Dear Director Comey:
I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. O have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.
While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions. that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.
It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.
I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Donald J. Trump
The actual documents, including this letter, and the one President Trump referenced from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, can be viewed below.
James Comey is Fired: The Actual Documents [6 Pages, 1.2MB]
FBI 'unable' to preserve some text messages from agent removed from Mueller probe | 21 Jan 2018 | The FBI was unable to preserve some text messages between two agents who have been accused of anti-Trump bias, including one who previously served on special counsel Robert Muellers team, according to a letter from the bureau to lawmakers. [Yeah, right!] The FBI said it did not have a record of messages exchanged over a six-month period between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page because many of its issued mobile phones had problems related to "rollouts, provisioning, and software upgrades." Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) expressed concerns over the missing messages, according to a letter he sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, obtained Sunday by The Hill.
These files were released and obtained by the FBI, all in relation to the Paranormal.
Many of the files are broken into different parts, for easier downloading. Simply click on the File #1 links to download each file segment.
|Adamski, George [286 Pages, 193.5MB] George Adamski (17 April 1891 23 April 1965) was a Polish American citizen who became widely known in ufology circles, and to some degree in popular culture, after he claimed to have photographed spaceships from other planets, met with friendly Nordic alien Space Brothers, and to have taken flights with them to the Moon and other planets. He was the first, and most famous, of the so-called contactees of the 1950s. Adamski called himself a philosopher, teacher, student and saucer researcher, although most investigators concluded his claims were an elaborate hoax, and that Adamski himself was a con artist. Adamski authored three books describing his meetings with Nordic aliens and his travels with them aboard their spaceships: Flying Saucers Have Landed (co-written with Desmond Leslie) in 1953, Inside the Space Ships in 1955, and Flying Saucers Farewell in 1961. The first two books were both bestsellers; by 1960 they had sold a combined 200,000 copies.|
|Angelucci, Orfeo [2 Pages, 1MB] Records Destroyed in 2009 Orfeo Matthew Angelucci (Orville Angelucci) (June 25, 1912 July 24, 1993) was one of the most unusual of the mid-1950s so-called contact...|
3 injured in Manhattan shooting near Empire State Building | 21 Jan 2018 | Three people have been injured in midtown Manhattan following a shooting, police say. The shooting happened at 4:40pm local time on West 31st Street near Penn Station. Police said three men were injured and rushed to Bellevue Hospital with none life-threatening injuries. Paramedics and the police immediately rushed to the scene which is just a stone's throw away from the Empire State Building. At least one gunman remains on the loose, NBC New York reports, citing police.
Published on Jan 20, 2018
On The GoldFish Report No 183- Capt. Randy Cramer USMC S.S. returns with Winston Shrout to discuss HoloBeds, medical devices which restore injured persons health. Randy speaks from his personal experiences having used this advanced technology in the Secret Space Program MDF. According to Randy, this Holographic technology repairs not only limbs and wounds, but illnesses and diseases by mapping the DNA of the individual. Randy is presently seeking venture capital to begin the research and development of this technology that is sorely needed in humanity at this time. For more information please contact Randy at his website where you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit there at http://www.earthcitizenconsulting.org/.
Over the last few years, in post Savile Britain, child sex rings are finally being exposed after years of official cover-ups and citizen groups are now tackling the problem of pedophiles head on. There are at [...]
(Sputnik) In an ongoing debate, people argue whether all things digital have changed our society in principle, or if the changes are purely cosmetic. A new study by Paul K. McClure of Baylor University gives an interesting angle on internet use, by exploring how it affects a persons religious beliefs.
In a study, published in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, McClure reported a nation-wide survey conducted in the US that covered 1,714 adult respondents. During the survey, McClure asked people about internet usage and their religious beliefs.
In my own life, Ive noticed the drastic impact that technology from the past 20 years has had on our social lives, so I started wondering, how might the internet influence religious beliefs, practices, and institutions? McClure said.
We know, for example, that internet technology has changed politics, businesses, relationships, and attention spans, but fewer people were writing about the internets impact on religion.
It turns out that heavy internet use does not make people less religious, if we are talking about religious activities. Those who engaged in religious activities before, continue to engage in them now. Arguably, thats because religious activities are more a part of a persons cultural code, traditions and habits, than religion as faith.
But if we speak about religion as a teaching or dogma, then contemporary religious belief is dissolving noticeably.
I argue that internet use encourages a certain tinkering posture which makes individuals feel that theyre no longer beholden to institutions or religious dogma, McClure said in an interview for PsyPost.
Being less indoctrinated correlates with less religious exclusiveness that is, people no longer think they belong to the only correct religion and so dismiss other religions as heresy.
I also discovered that individuals who spend lots of time online are less likely to be religious exclusivists, or in other words theyre less likely to think theres only one correct religion out there, McClure explained.
The availability of information at the tips of your fingers allows people to learn more about various religions before deciding if theyd like to join, the study says.
Today, perhaps in part because many of us spend so much time online, were more likely to understand our religious participation as free agents who can tinker with a plurality of religious ideas even different, conflicting religions before we decide how we want to live,...
Midtown alt-right bash turns violent after protester slugs, chokes partygoer | 21 Jan 2018 | Violence erupted outside an gala in Midtown Saturday when a black-clad [Antifa] protester [terrorist] punched and choked a partygoer, cops said. Mike Cernovich was inside the event at the FREQNYC nightclub on W. 50th St. when the fisticuffs broke out about 10:30 p.m.
Thousands of people on two continents have picked up the baton from the US and rallied in solidarity with women demanding equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment.
Demonstrations in London, Paris, Sydney and other European and Australian cities on Sunday followed much larger womens marches held on Saturday across the US to mark the anniversary of President Donald Trumps inauguration, as well as the protests it inspired.
In the British capital, demonstrators carried placards reading We Are Powerful and Times Up and chanted outside Prime Minister Theresa Mays office as they raised grievances ranging from workplace inequities to misogynistic abuse on social media.
Today is a call for action to bring about change, London protest co-organiser Shola Mos-Shogbamimu said.
This is so much more than Trump.
The London event drew thousands of people despite sleet and snow.
Heavy rain fell on the protesters who gathered near the Eiffel Tower, which could have been a factor in the small number of participants compared with the US marches on Saturday.
It doesnt matter if the weather is like this, Maggie Kan, who was one of the more than 100 people who didnt let the rain and cold deter them.
Were still coming together, and were going to still fight against Trump and his agenda.
The international events come at a time of reckoning for many men in Hollywood, the media and other industries as women speak out about sexual misconduct and inequity in general.
More are scheduled to take place in the US on Sunday.
They will culminate in a Las Vegas rally that will launch an effort to register a million voters and target swing states in the US midterm elections later this year, which could shift control of congress.
I think last year was that watershed moment of President Trumps election, said Melissa Goffin, the march organiser in Melbourne.
Its a new era of feminism.
Those who took part in this years events said they were galvanised by an avalanche of political and gender issues over the past year, as well as the (hashtag) MeToo movement, which has been credited with countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct.
Trump dismissed the suggestion that his presidency has been bad for women.
He tweeted on Saturday that it was a perfect day for women to march to celebrate the economic success and wealth creation of his first year in office.
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Strategic Investor has just made a rather breathlessly excited report about the incredible potential of nano-crystal electricity a way to transmit electrical power without ANY wires. Devices will no longer need plugs, houses will [...]
Republicans and Democrats appear to be hardening their positions as both sides hunker down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a US government shutdown in its second day.
Democrats demanded that US President Donald Trump negotiate on immigration issues as part of any agreement to resume government funding.
They accused him of reneging on an earlier accord to protect Dreamers, illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, from deportation.
I hope it is just a matter of hours or days. But we need to have a substantive answer, and the only person who can lead us to that is President Trump. This is his shutdown, Dick Durbin, the second ranking Democrat in the Senate, said on the CBS Face the Nation program on Sunday.
Republicans were just as adamant, saying they would not negotiate immigration or other issues as long as all but essential government services remain shuttered.
Speaking to US troops at a military base in the Middle East, Vice President Mike Pence said, Were not going to reopen negotiations on illegal immigration until they reopen the government and give you, our soldiers and your families, the benefits and wages youve earned.
A bipartisan group of senators met on Sunday in a Senate office building, searching for ways out of the crisis.
Moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins said a group of as many as 22 senators were discussing alternatives, though the details were in flux.
After funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday, many US government employees were told to stay home or in some cases work without pay until new funding is approved.
The shutdown is the first since a 16-day closure in October 2013.
Trump said on Sunday that if the stalemate continued, Republicans should change Senate rules so a measure could be passed to fund the government.
Current Senate rules require a super-majority of three-fifths of the chamber, usually 60 out of 100, for legislation to clear procedural hurdles and pass.
If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51 percent (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, Trump said on Twitter.
But Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, from Trumps own party, rejected the idea.
Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate.The Senate will vote early on Monday on whether to advance a measure to fund the government through February 8, unless Democrats agree to hold it sooner, McConnell said on Saturday.
The level of support for the bill was uncertain, but given Democratic leaders public statements, it seemed unlikely the measure would receive the 60 votes required to advance....
Emmanuel Macron admitted to the BBC on Sunday that if France held a referendum on membership of the EU, French people would overwhelmingly vote to leave. In a stunningly candid interview on the Andrew Marr [...]
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Source: Waking Times | by Isaac Davis
Will 2018 be the year that human trafficking and sex-trafficking finally gets the attention it deserves from the public and from those in government who are actually there to serve and protect?
Human trafficking is much more common than people want to believe, and in just about every city and town in America there is an underground slave trade. The issue is slowly being brought into public consciousness, however, and the Texas State Attorney General, Ken Paxton, has overseen a recently released documentary film entitled, "Be the One.'
The film aims to show the public just how prevalent human trafficking, including sexual exploitation and forced labor, are today, just how easy it is to overlook, and what you can do if you notice the tell-tale signs.
"Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It is the exploitation of men, women, and children by third-parties for their own profit or gain." ~Krista Leeburg Melton, Texas State Attorney General's Office"
In a 2017 study, it was estimated that is over 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas today. The statistical breakdown is shocking:
Researchers conducted interviews, focus groups and web-based surveys with professionals at social service agencies who provide outreach and relief services to trafficking victims and survivors to establish benchmarks on human trafficking prevalence across Texas. Main findings include:
There are an estimated 313,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas....
Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture
Note that this activity is reported within the rogue faction of the CIA. Not all agents embrace this.
In this riveting expos, five former CIA agents describe how their initial pride and enthusiasm at serving their nation turned to anguish and remorse, as they realized they were actually subverting democracy and killing innocent civilians in the name "national security" and promoting secret foreign policy agendas.
What the Deep State has devised to eliminate obstacles and interference to their agendas is mind-boggling, but the secrets are being exposed. There are countless ways they use "national security" to justify and hide their treasonous behaviour. ~ BP
A top secret weapon of the CIA is used for conducting clandestine assassinations without leaving a trace of evidence. This specially designed secret weapon is a pistol which shoots a small poison dart to cause a heart attack, as explained in Congressional testimony in a short video clip below from the powerful documentary Secrets of the CIA.
The dart from this secret CIA weapon penetrates clothing and leaves nothing but a tiny red dot on the skin. On penetration of the deadly dart, the individual targeted for assassination may feel as if bitten by a mosquito, or they may not feel anything at all. The poisonous dart completely disintegrates upon entering the target. To watch a one-minute video on this top secret weapon with testimony taken both from a CIA employee and at a Congressional investigation, click below.
Click here for one-minute video of top secret dart gun
On penetration of the dart, the lethal poison rapidly enters the bloodstream causing a heart attack. Once the damage is done, the poison denatures quickly, so that...
Published on Jan 19, 2018
Yes, the blockchain is truly revolutionary. Yes, bitcoin is Tulipmania 2.0. Yes, cryptocurrency is a nail in the coffin of the bankster parasites. Yes, digital currency is a tool of the totalitarian tyrants. No, these statements are not contradictory. But dont worry if you think they are. Youre just a victim of "The Bitcoin Psyop."
Syria says it has totally liberated the strategic military airbase of Abu al-Duhur in the northwestern province of Idlib, wresting full control over the key airbase after flushing out militants from the area.
After a string of special operations, units from our armed forces in coordination with allied fighters succeeded in their military operation and took control of the Abu Duhur military airport in Idlib province, read a statement released by the Syrian Army on Sunday.
The important airbase was seized by militant outfits on September 2015, some three years after foreign-backed militants laid siege to it.
Engineering units are now dismantling and clearing mines, explosives, and bombs planted by terrorists in the area, the statement further said.
Courage to Face True History
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 than smoking gun documents.
At the offset, the axiom that history is written by the victors, applies more to the popular culture then 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.
However, for the most definitive interpretation of the past, the Hollywood extravaganza defines the memory impressions in the movie epics. The ordinary man and woman are not well educated in the depth and range of the human saga. For every dedicated student of former eras, the multitude is content to get their outlook of a different age as well as their attitudes on current affairs from the scripted culture that serves the interests of the elites that rule.
The deceased broadcaster, Paul Harvey used a signature line, The Rest of the Story. Well, it is one thing to elaborate in detail on the background aspects of a particular incident, but seldom will you find in the mass media accounts that explain the true nature of the...
The US political system is not a real democracy because it allows the minority group to take over and rule, says an American analyst, citing the current power clash in Congress over a government shutdown as an example.
We have a very odd form of government in the US, Gordon Duff, an Ohio-based senior editor of Veterans Today, told Press TV on Sunday. We were set up to look like a democracy but it is not a democracy.
He made the remarks while discussing President Donald trumps call on the Republican members of Congress to resort to the so-called nuclear option in order to end the ongoing chaos over government shutdown.
In yet another controversial tweet on Sunday, Trump accused Democrats of sacrificing military and border security in exchange for concessions on immigration laws and commended Republicans for hitting back.
The nuclear option, which requires the Senate majority leader to change the parliamentary rules, means Republicans would no longer need 60 votes to pass legislation and can do so with a simple majority.
Noting that Trumps 2016 election was impossible given his loss of the popular vote, Duff said it was the Electoral College that elected the US president and not the American voters.
It was the same story with the US Congress, where according to the analyst Republicans were in control despite having just 37 percent of the vote.
They do that because Congress makes incredible rules that allow it to violate any law, he argued. You cannot sue or arrest people in Congress.
He predicted that Democrats would strip Republicans of their majority in the upcoming midterm elections and use the opportunity to cover up the crimes of Congress, something he said the legislative body has done in better than a decade.
So, America is not a democracy by any means, he said, a...
(this could be tricky?)
Iran says it is closely monitoring Turkish military assault on Syrias northwestern region of Afrin, calling for the swift cessation of the operation in the Arab country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday the Islamic Republic hoped the operation in Afrin would end immediately to prevent the escalation of crisis in Turkey-Syria border areas.
The continuation of the crisis in Afrin may lead to restrengthening of Takfiri-terrorist groups in Syrias northern areas and once again fan the flames of war and destruction in this country, he added.
Turkey launched a new air and ground operation, called Operation Olive Branch, around the area of Afrin on Friday to oust the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara views as a terror organization and the Syrian branch of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday condemned Turkeys military operation in Afrin, stating that the offensive was part of Ankaras support for Takfiri terrorist groups operating inside the conflict-plagued Arab country.
The brutal Turkish aggression on the Syrian town of Afrin cannot be separated from the Turkish regimes policy from the first day of Syrias crisis, which was essentially built on supporting terrorism and terrorist organizations, whatever their names, Assad said in statements carried by Syrias official news agency SANA.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson further stressed the importance of preserving Syrias territorial integrity, respecting its national sovereignty and preventing any measure, which would intensify humanitarian crisis in the country.
Iran expects all countries, particularly Turkey, to pursue the settlement of the Syrian crisis through political appr...
From tomorrow [Sunday], depending on developments, our ground units will perform the necessary activities [as part of the Operation Olive Branch],Binali Yildirim told reporters. He claimed the first phase of the aerial campaign destroyed nearly all of the targets.
Several military trucks carrying tanks and other armored vehicles were already sighted at the border post of Oncupinar, ready to cross into the Turkish-controlled Syrian town of Azaz, footage provided by the Dogan news outlet showed.
Ankara maintains that UN Security Council Resolutions 1624, 2170, and 2178 allow it to conduct operations against terrorists in Syria while preserving the territorial integrity of its neighbor.
RT discussed Turkeys move and what provoked it with several analysts.
Dan Glazebrook, independent political analyst, said it is difficult to tell how the situation will evolve further in the Syrias Afrin region, but so far, Erdogan has been true to his words.
I have to admit, I initially suspected perhaps there would be some cross-border shelling, but they would not go as far as airstrikes or a ground invasion. And I was proved wrong, Glazebrook told RT.
It does look like Erdogan is determined to go all the way. And it really does highlight the dangers of the Anglo-American strategy in Syria for the last seven years, which has been to basically turn Syria into a complete free-for-all: all the states in the region to sponsor their own proxy militias and get involved and carry out airstrikes Israel, Turkey, the US, anyone else. It is a really dangerous situation, he said.
Last week, the US announced its plans to create a new armed force with the Kurds close to the Turkish border. After Turkey reacted with outrage to US plans, the Pentagon said it was not creating a new army or conventional border guard force.
Glazebrook noted it is amazing that the US in the past week has managed to completely betray both its rival allies in this...
Reports regularly surface on Kims latest means of execution, ranging from the relatively mundane firing squad to the theatrical, or even cartoonish such as feeding foes to packs of starving dogs or roasting them with flame-throwers.
The pop star and former lover
North Korean pop star Hyon Song-wol was spotted alive and well on TV in 2014, despite reportedly being executed by firing squad in a purge of singers, musicians and dancers, a year before.
The performer was allegedly killed along with 11 other people, including members of her group, the Moranbong Band, the head of Unhasu Orchestra, and several dancers from the Wangjaesan Light Music Band.
The 12 victims had allegedly been accused of, among other offenses, recording themselves having sex and selling the footage. Hyon Song-wol, with whom Kim was reportedly romantically entwined, most recently publicly resurfaced on Saturday to inspect Olympic venues in South Korea ahead of the Winter Games.
The military chief
Back in 2016, N. Korean army chief Ri Yong Gil was reportedly executed for factionalism, misuse of authority, and corruption. As with a lot of information emanating from the isolated country, this turned out to false.
South Korean intelligence officials seemed to take his removal as head of the army as confirmation of his execution. The only problem was that a couple of months later Ri Yong Gil apparently returned from the dead, with an array of new senior-level positions, when he attended the Workers Party Congress in May that year.
The uncle executed by a pack of dogs
Apparently Kim really has it in for his older relatives, if Western media reports are to believed. So much so, it seems, that Kim was willing to execute his own uncle, by setting a pack of 120 starving dogs on him as part of yet another purge back in 2014.
Though it appears that Jang Song Thaek was indeed executed, the ripped apart by dogs story was a complete fabrication that first raised its head on a satirical Chinese microblogging website.
Following last weeks preliminary deal agreement, the Social Democratic Party will vote Sunday as to whether it should pursue coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkels Christian Democrats.
If it does, it will signal the end of the countrys 119 day spell without a government. If the SPD vote against the talks, it will almost certainly trigger fresh elections that could cut short Merkels 12 year reign as Germanys leader.
Before the current spell, Germanys average time with a caretaker government in charge was only 40 days. So how is it, that the cornerstone of the European Union, which has often dictated how smaller EU countries govern, cant seem to get its own political house in order?
Despite an ongoing stalemate in the Bundestag, Germanys economy is still firing on all cylinders. The Munich-based Ifo Institute for Economic Research recently published a report that claims gross domestic product is set to grow by 2.6 percent this year, and while business morale dipped slightly last month, it still is close to a record high.
This positive outlook was backed up by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which said employment is expected to expand and house prices to rise.
Germany is not the first, and most likely wont be last, country to find themselves without a governing body.
On Saturday, Turkeys General Staff officially declared the start of the attack on Afrin, dubbing it Operation Olive Branch.
At least one person was killed and 32 others wounded in Reyhanli, Mayor Hussein Sanverdi told Turkish media.
Speaking to the Turkish channel NTV, Sanverdi said: One Syrian lost his life. We have 32 injuries. Two are seriously injured, according to Hurriyet.
The governor of Hatay Province, where Reyhanli is located, said 37 people were injured in the missile attacks, T24 News reported. Of those, four are reportedly seriously wounded.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu condemned the attack on Twitter. I condemn in the strongest terms the indiscriminate rocket fire by PYD/YPG terrorists that killed one Syrian refugee and wounded 32 Turkish citizens in Reyhanli. This attack on innocent people shows the real face of PYD terrorists.
As evidence against charter schools increases, charter school supporters have started to assert more frequently that charter schools are not a panacea, they cannot fix everything. And even though they have many problems, they should always be supported nonetheless. Charter schools are said to be a viable option for some and people should have choices.
After all, at the end of the day, we are all supposedly working for the same thing, we all want what is best for the kids. That is what is important according to charter school advocates, not all the serious problems plaguing charter schools and the harmful effects these schools are having on education and society. Both supporters and critics of charter schools supposedly want what is best for the kids. They allegedly do not have profoundly different and irreconcilable visions of education and society. If anything, they have only reasonable and harmless differences of opinion over secondary issues.
This is straightforward disinformation, which is more harmful than misinformation or hype. Charter school supporters do not want the same thing as supporters of public schools. Proponents of public schools and champions of charter schools want different things because they have different aims and interests. They are on different planets as the saying goes. They do not actually share the same interests.
Among other things, charter school promoters never offer any deep analysis of education, social relations, and social conditions. They seldom investigate fundamental questions about the nature of education in a modern society based on large-scale industrial production. Disciplined intellectual inquiry into major concepts and their meaning and significance are routinely avoided by charter school supporters.
Instead, charter school supporters continually overwhelm people with facile answers, ready-made views, and self-serving tautologies that block discussion, elaboration, and analysis. Anti-consciousness prevails. All sorts of irrational assertions are made about families, students, education, and society by charter school supporters in order to hide the privatization, marketization, and corporatization of education. Such assertions usually involve buzz phrases with words like parents, kids, innovation, or choice in them. Charter school supporters even characterize evidence against charter schools as propaganda. For charter school supporters, everything rests on an expedient capital-centered approach to education and society.
More than a century of study of social class relations, and life itself, confirm that there are antagonistic and irreconcilable class interests in society, and that these historically defined incompatible interests are often self-servingly concealed by those who have usurped power by force so as to create the illusion that we are one nat...
If we want to accelerate the worlds renewable energy transition, well have to modernize the electric grid and well need much better batteries. Just look at Germany, which generates so much clean energy on particularly windy and sunny days that electricity prices are often negative.
Sure this is good news for a German persons wallet, but as the New York Times noted, Germanys power grid, like most others around the world, has not yet adapted to the increasing amounts of renewable energy being produced.
The problem is that the electrical grid was designed for fossil fuel use, meaning it can struggle to manage all the renewable energy being added to the grid. For instance, California sometimes produces so much solar power that is has to pay neighboring Arizona to take the excess electricity that Californians arent using to avoid overloading the power lines. Meanwhile, battery storage capacity is not yet advanced enough to take in the surplus generation.
Turkey advised US before Syria strikes; contacts ongoing -MattisThomson Reuters FoundationABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Turkey advised the United States ahead of its air strikes in Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish militia, and Washington is in contact with Ankara about the way forward, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim ...and more
Numbers are the Universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth. St. Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354 430)
You have just glanced the number again on the clock: 11:11 am. A chill runs through your spine. Deep down you intuitively sense that this number has some kind of great importance but you dont know what.
If you have been seeing 11 11 and other repetitive numbers such as 111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 1010, 1212, 777, and so forth, pay attention! There is an important reason why youre seeing these numbers more often: these numbers are wake up calls from your Soul and the Universe.
Numbers have a way of taking a man by the hand and leading him down the path of reason. Pythagoras
It was the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras who first popularized the idea that all numbers have different vibrational properties. Since then, modern science and mathematics have proven that the world conforms to precise geometric mathematical principles. These principles govern everything from gravity to the movements of animals and the habits of humanity.
It was from Pythagoras discoveries about the world that the ancient system of Numerology was developed. Some scholars even believe that Numerology pre-dates Pythagoras and derives from the ancient mystical Hebrew Kabbalah which is thousands of years old.
73 people, 28 men and 45 women between the ages of 50 and 83, were asked to fill out a questionnaire on the regularity of their sex lives. They were then given a verbal and visual aptitude test, assessing their vocabulary and ability to see objects in their minds eye. The results showed that, on average, those who were having sex as regularly as once a week performed better in the test than those who were having sex less frequently.
The research was conducted by Coventry and Oxford University. Previous studies comparing the brain function of the sexually active to the celibate yielded similar results, although the frequency with which the sexually active were having sex was not measured. Neither study revealed a link between sexual activity and memory.
This new studies was conducted as part of a
larger study to determine whether the link between sex and brain
function is biological. Coventry Universitys Dr. Hayley Wright
said, We need to look at what impact sex can have on those aged 50
Read More: This Is What Happens To The Body When You Stop Having Sex
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People who change their beliefs tend not to recall their initial, opposing beliefs.
But provided theres some room for movement on an issue, how aware are people of their own mental shifts? Whether people can change their minds is one thing; whether people believe they can change their minds is entirely another.
Theres a certain mindset many will find familiar maybe youve encountered it in your know-it-all sister, or perhaps a friend with a penchant for revisionist histories. It follows a simple premise: Im always right, even when Im wrong. This cognitive short-sightedness, characterized by an inability to acknowledge a change of mind, might be particularly problematic, researchers at Grand Valley State University suggest.
If people show little awareness of changes in their own beliefs, they may erroneously conclude that their beliefs are more fixed than they actually are, and consequently may be less willing to engage with information that is contrary to their beliefs, they write. Through psychology experiments, they sought to identify the prevalence of this practice, which they label metacognitive awareness of belief change.
An academic study worth reading: Poor Metacognitive Awareness of Belief Change, published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, September 2017.
About the study: The researchers conducted two experiments on students at a large, Midwestern university to test their hypotheses about belief change and awareness of this phenomenon. As a baseline, they defined belief as a statement about the truth value of a proposition. For the first experiment, the researchers asked 128 subjects about their beliefs on the efficacy of spanking. Then they presented them with texts that either affirmed or refuted their beliefs on the subject. After reading the texts, the subjects shared their beliefs on spanking and recalled their initial views. The second experiment was similar, but......
I crest that gentle, old, familiar hill,
and see, at last, the harbour
glowing in the distance.
Shes a-waiting, patiently,
upon one of those little houseboats
for my, long overdue, return.
Off-grid we live, Water Rovers,
moving from estuary to muddy bank,
all of the year round,
apart from these three Winter months,
where we flock together,
deep in the curving arm
of this natural, wooded waterline.
Both front pockets a-jingling and a-jangling
with busked pennies, farthings and shillings.
I throw a whistle out
to accompany the swagger of my traipse.
I shift and adjust the bindle upon my back,
shell be as pleased as punch,
for Ive scored four warm baby blankets
ready for the new arrival.
I kiss goodbye to the frothy dregs
of the flagon which has kept me company,
at bottom road kerbside.
Then cross the humpback bridge,
which hides out of sight,
behind the old granite Vicarage.
Where I start to hear the hustle and bustle,
laughter and singing
of the carefree River Folk,
with tankards full, and fires burning,
a-welcoming in the brand new evening.
Why the long face, they would
easily seven feet tall from the time
he was a teen.
No one else could fathom him
and those that dogged him
one day learned when, with a simple
thought, he erased them.
Lifting no finger, barely moving
an artist clearing a canvas.
Once upon a time
the world bowed down
before the hearts of children
and tended their joy
like the most prized orchid
in the conservatory of the soul
We once rushed for paints
when the rain washed their chalk
from the pavement
so their essence
could always be remembered
Now we idly wait
while that same rain
washes their blood from it.
Yet somehow, as a world,
we go on
fat, round, and turning,
as if our childrens beds werent burning.
So its no small wonder
that we, world
need filters and photoshop
to be able to stand the sight
of our own image
and i have to ask, world,
if your hands dont hurt
from sitting on them for so long?
what a strange amnesia
to be able to forget a face
when its right in front of you
with eyes a million miles deep
from seeing so much blood
when they were only made
to look at love
Authors Note: This was written in response to UNICEFs Photo of the Year for 2017, which is of a young girl from Syria named Zahra, who has lived in a refugee camp in Jordan for two years.
I always arrive late for everything.
Stuck in a traffic jam by the docks,
missed Noahs boat but
survived under water
accidentally trapped between stolen books
by a word heavier than a stone,
lighter than a feather.
Hidden in the overcrowded wooden train carriage,
radicalised by the anonymity of my blue name-tag,
with a heart growing outside my body.
Each beat painfully visible to the guards
around the Monopoly table.
On the waiting list for ballet lessons,
radicalised by the price of uranium bullets on Mothers Day
handwriting an apologetic note.
My deep eye silenced.
The familiar solemnity of a world without face.
We avoid traps, the jagged rocks
in order to avoid being snapped and bitten and torn.
We accept being snapped and bitten in traps
in order to accept reality
which is (partly oh partly)
to accept the experience of being snapped and bitten.
Or do we avoid the traps
in order to avoid experience at all?
Which is to accept a single trepid experience
as though there were no other.
Which is to accept no Other:
Like the graceful Other of the prow of a boat:
canoe, sailboat, rowboat, dragon ship.
What other form so descends
from a history (unwritten
controlled only in experience
and memoryexperience experienced)
that ascends from form to the same form
the composition of function and form.
Never static. Never quite changing.
Like the soul. The molecular constancy of water
made to glow in rippled wakes
behind a grace of controlled interference.
Why is stupid stupid?
Assuming it would blow over, we could be busy
improving our lives.
A gold rush of irrational,
whether or not we should all invest
in todays version
Past performance we see
and want future results, hence:
still a publicly traded company.
The next big thing a mania,
a lottery, dumb luck retrospected
nifty, a newly innovative way
the blogging herds lead us
to lose money.
Why is stupid stupid?
Not just somebodys hairdresser
on a morning show talking about their quick million
but us who are mesmerized.
You can fool the software side
but protocols dont trust;
value to society doesnt breed
human trust cant be coded
and doesnt exist after
all the various wallets have been hacked.
But I want to know:
Did she not like cutting hair?
and what now? sitting on beaches
for the rest of ones life?
A modern utopian vision:
reclining on white sand with laptop open,
instantly viewing your net worth,
sweating with hot sun and currency swings.
Why is stupid stupid?
Get-rich mining transactions
burn kilowatt hours of energy,
enough to grow food for planets,
or solve poverty.
Still were fooled by open-source virality
with no genuine underlying business,
for what the herds bought
and prays will go higher.
Back to hair cutting,
back to listening
to the small problems,
where millions arent at stake
but lives are.
Two crows were quarreling each other
Over a piece of bread!
One White Ant overheard that
And asked them: My friends, why are you
Quarreling each other?
1st Crow said: I got this bread so its mine.
2nd Crow said: I showed him this so its mine.
1st Crow: I put my efforts to grab it.
2nd Crow: I advised him a way to grab it.
Then, the White Ant said: Friends,
Why dont you part it equally?
Both Crows agreed!
But, the 1st Crow said: If she divides she will take more.
Then the 2nd Crow said: I will get less for I dont believe him.
The White Ant said: I will part it equally if you wish.
Both Crows Agreed!
White Ant parted the bread equally.
Both Crows became happy.
They took their parts.
They said thanks to White Ant.
And the White Ant also thanked them.
The crows flew away taking their shares.
In the evening, both Crows came back
To the same place and found the White Ant sleeping.
1st Crow said: See the poor White Ant is sleeping,
Because, he is too tired of parting.
2nd Crow said: We are too selfish,
Because, we didnt give anything for his work.
White Ant heard this
And said to himself: Fools didnt know that
I was eating while parting!
Oh, merciful God,
Let them quarrel daily over bread!
Slow drip in the pipes
of the tenth dimension.
Parachute through the ozone
with your blanket comfort of platitudes.
Wrap me up in fuzzy layers
of plucked feathers and apricot fur.
Breakfast served on a silver platter
with cacao nibs hot to trot and fervent.
Kiss-kiss on a tree limb
when the Tao bends the willow.
Walk atop the rivers thin skin
to manufacture urgent reactions.
Empty sleeves and parlor tricks
hidden in the hollow of crooked teeth.
Pearly white puffs of cloud
signal smoke between huffing lungs.
Collapse the center just for kicks
to see how many giggles come with chaos.
Gene swarm in the hot soup
where juices are sluiced to reveal golden miracles.
and it sounded like many voices
a septic symphony of harmonious
and the children looked to the adults
who looked to each other
like a sightseeing tour with
its eyes closed
and later at dinner
came that waiting for the knock
on the door
no one overly boisterous
as though laughter were a living
that could betray you
haha Via: Reuters: But there have been challenges, according to a person familiar with the matter. These included correctly identifying shoppers with similar body types, the person said. When children were brought into the store during the trial, they caused havoc by moving items to incorrect places, the person added.
Firm follows other big UK and European insurers by excluding coal companies from 1 AprilLloyd's of London, the world's oldest insurance market, has become the latest financial firm to announce that it plans to stop investing in coal companies.Lloyd's will start to exclude coal from its investment strategy from 1 April. The definition of what is a coal company and the criteria for divestment will be set over the coming months. Related: Davos in avalanche country conceals an [...]
January 22nd, 2018 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World Few people want to be told that their pain is psychological or emotional in origin, but there"s quite a bit of evidence that backs up the idea that most pain is your brain"s response to unaddressed stress, anger or fear. Back pain is perhaps 
January 22nd, 2018 By Wes Annac Guest Writer for Wake Up World SIf we can feel that it is not our voice, not our fingers, but some reality deep inside our heart which is expressing itself, then we will know that it is the soul"s music. Sri Chinmoy Have you ever picked up a guitar or 
By John Vibes Tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter testified to Congress this week about extremist content appearing on their platforms. In an odd admission,...
(SurvivalSullivan) Youve spent countless hours on the gun range, preparing to defend yourself or your family should the time come. Your grouping has greatly improved, and youre becoming much more accurate with every squeeze of the trigger. You think youre completely set, should you ever get in a firefight. Theres only one problem though, you havent prepared much on how to actually treat yourself or someone else if they get shot.
Being able to treat a gunshot wound carries the same amount of importance as being able to shoot accurately. You never know when youll need to deal with a wound of this importance, so its best to learn now so you can practice these highly important skills. Every day, people around the world are exposed to gun violence, so dont think youll only need to know this if theres some huge collapse and everyones in a panic.
Dont get me wrong, Im a huge supporter of firearms (I own firearms, myself). However, if you cant treat yourself or someone else if theyre shot, that takes one less gun out of the fight. Not everyone who gets shot immediately dies (like the movies), its actually a very gruesome, disturbing series of events. If you start learning now, you may just have a chance at saving someones life, or your own.
As an Infantryman, my job is to close width, engage, and destroy the enemy. I cant, however, do my job without a major risk of being shot at. In order to successfully perform our duties, Infantrymen are taught various classes that take countless hours throughout our careers that prepare us to treat various types of wounds. While were not medics, we need to be able to sustain ourselves or others until the medics arrive. We love our docs, but sometimes they get busy. For this reason, we learn how to treat gunshot wounds (and various other wounds).
Throughout my career, Ive earned my CLS (Combat Life-Saving), first responder, and various other medical certifications. Medical advice is useless if its not shared with others, because if I go down, I would need to trust somebody else to be able to help me as well.
Gunshot wounds are a very complex wound, so your medical supplies should be as well. While it may be a nuisance to carry extra weight due to many medical supplies, the weight is well worth it should you need it.
If you plan on bugging out with a group of preppers, you can always distribute the weight, while having the most medically-proficient prepper carry the majority of the medical supplies. I personally recommend having an aid-kit in your vehicle at all times, because you never really know when the situation will present itself to where youll need it.
By Jon Rappoport CNN is still licking their wounds after a rather disastrous couple of weeks, where a shoddy Russia-Trump story led to three staffers...
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Phi Beta Iota: Its all a scam to push expensive drugs. All of these drugs do more damage than good.
Yesterday, the Carnival Glory received a score of 99 by the United States Public Health sanitation inspectors at the port of Miami. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has not officially published the score on its Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) database yet. A draft report, sent from a crew member who wishes to remain anonymous, is below.
The passing score is good news for Carnival which has recently seen three of its cruise ships receive failing scores from USPH sanitation inspectors (the Carnival Triumph, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Vista). The USPH caught Carnival intentionally trying to conceal food and galley equipment from sanitation inspectors by placing the food and galley items in crew member cabins and hallways during an inspection of the Vista in December.
A number of newspapers, including the Miami Herald, covered the stories of the failed Carnival sanitation and health scores. This was particularly embarrassing for Carnival as the Triumph, which infamously earned the nickname as the "poop cruise" for unsanitary conditions following an engine room fire which disabled the ship several years ago, received a score of only 77 out of 100.
There was a considerable delay by the CDC in posting the failed scores of the Carnival cruise ships on its VSP database. In the case of the Vista, the CDC did not post the failed sanitation score until over six weeks after the failed sanitation inspection. Carnival claimed that it immediately addressed the problems, but it had still not filed a corrected actions report, indicating that the cruise ship corrected the sanitation deficiencies, when the report was finally posted the following month.
The cruise industry's trade organization, the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), and several travel publications which cater to the cruise lines, have recently tried to counter the bad publicity caused by the three failed scores for the...
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By Catherine J. Frompovich OCR Announces New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division. It will restore federal enforcement of our nations laws that protect the fundamental...
Understanding why there are no extraterrestrial visitors
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Geographical dumping grounds as evidence for Planet Earth as a shithole
Generation of unrecycled waste by unchecked increase of population
Recognition of shit-filled people as characteristic of a shithole planet
Evidence for the USA as a shithole country the most powerful on Planet Earth
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Inadequate toilet training and use of foul language as evidence for Planet Earth as a shithole
Galactic media standards in the face of fake news and advertising variously full of shit
Vital distinction between shithole planets and those having got their shit together
Preparing the galactic encounter of a planetary shithole
"Nature's contributions to people are of critical importance to rich and poor in developed and developing countries alike."
The #metoo campaign gives the impression that women go through life suffering constant sexual advances and harassment. I obviously have no experience of this (nb: I have experienced similar, but not as a woman) but what I can confidently assert is that many men go through life suffering constant physical violence, or threats of violence.
My life was plagued by violence - and from the experience of friends I feel I am not unique in this regard. I experienced violence at home, going to scouts (where my collar bone was broken and I was also 'dacked'), at high school, at parties (where I have been 'coward punched' in the back of the head) walking out of a pub, where I was attacked by the bouncers employed there (but subsequently saved by intervening under-cover police). And these are just the acts of actual violence, the threats of violence were even more common eg: walking to primary school, going to do my paper round, waiting for the bus at high school, often in pubs where I have been threatened etc. This does not include the threat of being conscripted to go and execute violence on other young men in other countries, a possibility which caused me much consternation when I was around 18 years old.
Anyway as I say, I am not alone. I have seen friends attacked, strangers attacked, etc. None of which has ever been reported to police. I have seen an uncle return from war, a war which he had no choice but to participate in. I was also deprived of one grandfather due to the after effects of war. In all these ways violence influences and affects us.
Now men are the most common victims of violence - and as I suggest above, I suspect the actual violence is way under reported. So why is there is no #metoo for violence? And what good would come from it? I think looking at the issue of violence highlights some related issues in regard to women's #metoo campaign.
Let's say men start a #metoo campaign for violence. It simply confirms what everyone already knows - that violence is a problem in our society. Lets say we start calling for men to stop this violence - what can change? Men are both the most common victims of violence and the most common perpetrators. Are they to start a campaign complaining that they are oppressed by themselves? Is it that the patriarchal system - which men apparently collectively control - has failed them? Is it that they are systematically oppressed, and have been for centuries?
Now even if we accept any of these statements as tru...
Government shutdown to prevent U.S. troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games | 20 Jan 2018 | U.S. troops stationed overseas found out on Saturday that the government shutdown might have an unexpected impact close to home: It might cause them to miss Sunday's NFL conference championship games. Servicemen and women took to Twitter to share an unusual message on their TV screens provided by the American Forces Network. The network enables U.S. service members around the world to watch American TV, but with the government shutdown underway, the service was cut off.
Surging Dow Passes 26,000 Milestone for First Time Ever | 26 Jan 2018 | Seven trading days. That's how long it took the Dow to rocket from 25,000 to 26,000. The market's latest milestone, reached on Tuesday just after the opening bell, easily sets the record for the fastest rise between 1,000-point barriers. The Dow has been around for 121 years. The Dow has spiked almost 8,000 points, or about 42%, since President Trump's election.
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