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Dec 10 20:28

Mysterious Underground Cave Network Found Beneath Shopping Building After Sinkhole Appeared

Many people in Thanet, Kent, England have been shopping in Primark - which first opened in 2011 - with absolutely no idea that a network of secret war tunnels, potentially over a hundred years old, was untouched and hidden beneath the bargain boots and cut price clothing.

Dec 10 16:12

Why Another 50% Correction Is Possible

Dec 10 16:09

New Documents Show That Facebook Has Never Deserved Your Trust

The documents include some of the internal discussion that led to Facebook Messenger’s sneaky logging of Android users’ phone call and text message histories. When a user discovered what Messenger was doing this past spring, it caused public outrage right on the heels of the Cambridge Analytica news. Facebook responded with a “fact check” press release insisting that Messenger had never collected such data without clear user permission.

In newly revealed documents from 2015, however, Facebook employees discuss plans to coerce users into upgrading to a new, more privacy-invasive version of Messenger “without subjecting them to an Android permissions dialog at all,” despite knowing that this kind of misrepresentation of the app’s capabilities was “a pretty high-risk thing to do from a PR perspective.”

Dec 10 16:04

Facebook, Google scramble to contain global fallout from ACCC plan

Facebook and Google are scrambling to respond to tough new Australian recommendations over privacy and data collection they fear will have global ramifications and limit their market dominance.

In a 374-page report released on Monday - which reveals several ongoing investigations into potential misuses of market power by the digital giants - the competition watchdog proposed sweeping controls over the handling of personal data, and the advertisements consumers are shown online.

Declaring the digital giants have "substantial" market power, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) wants to create an ombudsman to investigate complaints from consumers, media companies and marketers about Google and Facebook over issues such as defamatory comments and fake ads.

It further calls for the introduction of a new regulatory body to monitor how the digital platforms drive traffic to publishers, and the prices they charge for advertising.



Dec 10 16:00

Australia’s horrific new encryption law likely to obliterate its tech scene

Australia‘s government signed a bill into law last week giving law enforcement agencies the right to force technology companies to reveal users’ encrypted messages. Another way of putting it: Australia‘s tech scene will soon be located on the Wayback Machine.

The law was introduced as the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018, but now it’s official. And there’s a lot to be concerned about, even if you don’t live or work in Australia.

Dec 10 15:59

CNN: Facts first, just not on Israel

CNN firing commentator Marc Lamont Hill exposes yet another layer of mainstream media's bias and lack of objectivity.

Dec 10 15:52

Shocking report reveals hundreds of top apps track your every move and share the data with advertisers

Hundreds of popular apps are collecting location data that they claim is anonymous, but further analysis shows it can be easily linked to specific users.

These apps include ones like the Weather Channel, GasBuddy and WeatherBug, many of which inform users that they collect location data, but not necessarily how the data will be used, an investigation from the New York Times found.

The findings have raised both privacy and security concerns as advocates say many users are unaware how much they're being tracked.

Dec 10 15:51

Sabotage: The Deep State Has Destroyed Trump’s Chances Of A Trade Deal With China, And The Stock Market Is Tanking As A Result

It frustrates me that so few people seem to understand the gravity of the situation that we are facing. Our stores are filled with cheap products that come from China and they own more than a trillion dollars of our national debt. The two largest economies in the entire world are decoupling from one another, and if the Chinese conclude that they are not able to salvage the relationship then they will rapidly become an exceedingly dangerous enemy.

Dec 10 15:48

Spies, spies everywhere

The government, through its alphabet soup agencies and its surveillance apparatus, are terrorizing the American people. Terrorizing by government cannot survive against a well-armed citizenry. That is why the elected class have pushed so hard to disarm the populace and why the surveillance state is being expanded at breakneck speed.



Dec 10 15:47

Project Veritas Makes HISTORY: Suit Changes MA. Recording Law

Project Veritas Can Now Legally Conduct Undercover Investigations in Massachusetts!

Dec 10 15:47

China BANS the sale of nearly all iPhone models for 'violating patents'

American chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on Monday said it had won a preliminary order from a Chinese court to ban the import and sale of several Apple Inc iPhone models in China due to patent violations.

The preliminary order affects all of the iPhone models from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X which are sold with older versions of Apple's iOS operating system.

In a statement, Apple said its iPhones would remain on sale in the country, with newer software.

Dec 10 15:30

How to piss off 99% of the people

Dec 10 15:11

French Speed Camera Revolt Intensifies

Dec 10 15:03

Woman hits herself to 'frame husband for domestic violence' - Gets caught by CCTV

VIDEO

A man has called on the federal government to deport his estranged wife after he claims she attempted to frame him

Dec 10 14:57

This pic - from French protest

Dec 10 14:42

Police lie about new North Carolina law enforcement video law.

This is why no one trusts them anymore. Fuck these cops.

Lying cop doesn't know Uber driver was actually a lawyer - VIDEO

Dec 10 14:34

The criminalization of science whistleblowers: A mind-blowing interview with Judy Mikovits, PhD

In one of the most shocking science videos you’ll see this year, molecular biologist Judy A. Mikovits, PhD, reveals the disturbing true story of how she was thrown in prison for blowing the whistle on deadly viral contamination of human vaccines.

With a well established history of working for the National Cancer Institute as a cancer research, Dr. Mikovits worked with human retroviruses like HIV. Her work focused on immunotherapy research and involved HIV.

In 2009, she was working on autism and related neurological diseases. She found that many of the study subjects has cancer, motor-neuron disorders and chronic fatigue Syndrome (CFS). She believed a virus may have been responsible for these symptoms, and through her research, she isolated the viruses that turned out to come from mice.

Dec 10 14:32

Flashback: John "SKIPPY" Podesta gets HAMMERED with questions at public forum!! -- FLIPS OUT and calls it all BULLSHIT and "debunked"....



Dec 10 14:20

Eventually This Had To Happen: France Investigates Russia Over Yellow Vest Riots

France is investigating Russia over the yellow vest riots. Sorry, Macron, please look in the mirror.

Dec 10 13:57

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday.

It's still not clear what's causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after the children had a fever and respiratory illness.

No one has died from the rare disease this year, but it was blamed for one death last year and it may have caused others in the past.

What's more, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say many children have lasting paralysis. And close to half the kids diagnosed with it this year were admitted to hospital intensive care units and hooked up to machines to help them breathe.



Dec 10 13:45

Marc Lamont Hill and the Israeli lobby on US campuses

Calls for Marc Lamont Hill's 'dismissal' from Temple University shows Israel is losing the battle at US universities.
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Conservative forces, especially those backing the state of Israel, have a far more egregious and well-financed programme for making sure that debate on Palestine is not only silenced but punished as well. And they do so with material and other support from Israel.

This is evident in Hill's case. Patrick O'Connor, the President of Temple's Board of Trustees has asked its legal office about possible punishment. O'Connor declared: "I'm not happy. The board's not happy. The administration's not happy. People wanted to fire him right away ... We're going to look at what remedies we have."

In this case as well as many others, university administrators have sided with the Israel lobby.>>>

Dec 10 13:39

Fuel Poverty: It's Not Just France's Problem As Excess Winter Deaths Rise

Discussed is the huge increase in winter deaths in the UK. The spin is that it’s due to the ineffective flu vaccine and the elderly being ‘unable to know when they are cold’

I’ve tackled the ineffective flu vaccine countless times. Promoted as a panacea. Failing constantly. However the very idea that the elderly don’t know when they are cold and are allowing themselves to freeze to death is both absurd and insulting.



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Dec 10 13:36

How Big Brother Grips American Minds to Support Foreign Invasions

For decades now, Gallup polling has shown that the most respected of all institutions by the American people is the nation’s military — more than the church, more than the Presidency, more than the U.S. Supreme Court, more than the press, more than the schools, more than anything. America is invasion-nation.

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Dec 10 13:09

Bought our first live Christmas tree

- satire

Dec 10 12:40

USA Today Faces Backlash After Shaming Heisman Winner for Tweets Posted When He Was 15

WAS THE BEST DAY OF HIS LIFE, THEN THE MEDIA STRUCK, THEY HATE HAPPINESS



Dec 10 12:17

First reactions to Macron speech

Maybe it's the language translation, or my lack of expertise on French politics, but this #Macron speech came across as weak: a lot of apologies, throwing around government money, some solutions perhaps unrealistic. Sacre blah!

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That is how it came across to me.

Dec 10 12:06

Hypocritical Liar James Comey claimed President Trump tried to obstruct the Flynn investigation at his dinner with Comey, but ...

never once thought Obama's comment that Hillary's server "lacked requisite criminal intent" was obstruction!

Dec 10 11:42

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatens to run for president, severely misquotes the Constitution

What happened?
While participating in a photoshoot for Politico at Harvard last Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez engaged in conversation with her photographer, Politico's Playbook reported. According to the recap, Ocasio-Cortez threatened to run for president, but misquoted the Constitution's specific qualifications for the high office.

"You can't even run for president for another six years," the photographer told Ocasio-Cortez, who is just 29 years old. The Constitution requires the U.S. president be at least 35 years old.

Dec 10 11:38

Ex pharma exec gives explosive speech on vaccines before CDC advisory committee

Dec 10 11:36

Apple files appeal to overturn iPhone sales ban in China

Apple is appealing a broad iPhone sales ban in China, the company told CNBC Monday.

The ban of some older iPhone models followed a request for injunction by Qualcomm, which has been locked in a legal battle with Apple for years. The chipmaker is alleging patent violations on features that lets users reformat the size and appearance of photos and manage applications on a touch screen when navigating through phone apps.

The two preliminary injunctions were granted Monday by the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court in China. Apple says that it did not violate these patents and that the ban goes beyond the scope of the injunction itself.

Dec 10 11:35

Humanity's Largest Atom Smasher Takes a Pause, Will Wake Up Again in 2021

Particles: Breathe easy. Scientists at the world's largest particle collider have no plans to smash you together until spring 2021.

When you update your computer, you usually have to turn it off and back on again. The same thing is going on right now at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — humanity's largest particle collider — which will remain off between Dec. 3 and spring 2021 as it undergoes upgrades.

The LHC is a circular, 17-mile-long (27 kilometers) tunnel under the French-Swiss border, ringed by magnets. Those magnets accelerate streams of particles (usually protons, sometimes other things) to enormous speeds, then crash them into one another. Scientists study the splattered remains of those collisions, where unusual particles sometimes emerge, to search for as-yet-unseen building blocks of the universe.



Dec 10 11:34

Sibel Edmonds - Khashoggi Case: A Massive PsyOp Concocted by CIA-MI6-Mossad

Sibel Edmonds - : A Massive Multi-Nation PsyOp

- Nothing They Say Is True;

Nothing!

Dec 10 11:34

This patient's medical record said she'd given birth twice — in fact, she'd never been pregnant

Morgan Gleason is a college student with a rare autoimmune disease.
Two years ago, she found a mistake in her record. It said she had had two children, and that one of them died. Gleason had never been pregnant.
A Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors.

Dec 10 11:24

NJ Doesn’t Say How It Will Enforce Magazine Confiscation After Court Upholds Law

New Jersey law enforcement officials refused to say on Thursday how they planned to go about enforcing the state's ban on the possession of any magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, which goes into effect on Monday.

Neither the state police nor the attorney general's office elaborated on how they plan to enforce the law. Nor did they provide any guidance for those currently in possession of the magazines.

The law, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in June along with five other new gun laws, gave New Jersey gun owners who currently possess the magazines in question 180 days to either surrender them, permanently modify them to only accept up to 10 rounds, or transfer them to somebody who is allowed to legally own them. The deadline is set to expire on Monday.



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Dec 10 11:23

France Beats its Citizens Bloody for the Crime of Protesting the Globalists (VIDEO)

The French police are taking a very heavy-handed approach to dealing with protesters as this disturbing video shows bloodied and beaten citizens being beaten and dragged by heavily armed police.

Dec 10 11:22

U.S. Pullout Of Yemen War Would Send "A Wrong Message": State Department

The White House and State Department have reaffirmed the US commitment to its lead military role in executing the Saudi coalition war on Yemen. This despite mounting civilian deaths numbering tens of thousands, devastating famine and food shortage, a cholera epidemic — all factors behind what the U.N. has dubbed "the world's worst humanitarian crisis."

In comments on Sunday a top State Department official quoted by Reuters said a US pullout from the Saudi coalition would send "a wrong message". But we would ask: what then is the message here?...

Dec 10 11:21

Watch: New Video Surfaces Of Russian Combat Laser As US Threatens To Abandoned INF Treaty 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear Tuesday that the US will stop adhering to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) in 60 days unless Russia "returns to full and verifiable compliance."

That move sparked a deepening in the Cold War 2.0, as a new video was published Wednesday in Russian state media reminding the West, Russia possess advanced weaponry, like its latest laser combat system.

Dec 10 11:20

Pence aide Ayers will not be White House chief of staff

Nick Ayers will not become White House chief of staff, according to a White House official, dealing President Trump a setback in his effort to find a successor to John Kelly.

Ayers, a Republican operative who serves as chief of staff to Vice President Pence, instead plans to leave the administration at year's end to work for a pro-Trump super PAC.

Trump intends to make a decision on a new chief of staff by the end of the month, when Kelly also plans to leave his post, the official said.



Dec 10 11:18

Divided nations: UN migration pact sows discord as states turn away & face domestic tensions

An international agreement on how to deal with the global migration crisis is to be approved on Monday, but some are already calling it ‘dead’ as countries try to ditch the deal that prompted domestic political turmoil.

The United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, slated to be approved in Morocco, will be the first such UN agreement to be inter-governmentally negotiated to cover all areas of international migration.

The pact, drafted in response to the 2015 refugee crisis, aims to set out a “a common understanding, shared responsibilities and unity of purpose regarding migration,” laying out a vision in 23 objectives.

Dec 10 11:18

Bye-bye dollar: India & UAE agree to trade in local currencies

New Delhi and Abu Dhabi have inked a currency swap agreement to boost trade and investment without involvement of a third currency like the US dollar.

The swap is for an amount of two billion UAE dirham or 35 billion Indian rupees (US$495 million), according to the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

“The bilateral currency swap agreement between India and UAE is expected to reduce the dependency on hard currencies like the US dollar,” the embassy said.

Dec 10 11:17

Labour furious over report that anti-Russia charity targeted Corbyn, receives govt cash

Labour politicians are outraged and calling for a probe after a report that a McCarthy style charity has received £2 million in government money and targeted Jeremy Corbyn, straying from tackling so-called Russian disinformation.

The Institute for Statecraft, based in Scotland, initially seems to be a small organization which claims to counter alleged Russian propaganda by forming communities of journalists and influencers who use social media to push back on any so-called disinformation.



Dec 10 11:17

2018 Geminid Meteor Shower This Week May Be the Year's Best

What might well be the best meteor shower of 2018 heads our way Thursday night into the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning (Dec. 13-14): It's the annual performance of the Geminid meteor shower.

The Geminids get their name from the constellation of Gemini, the twins. During the overnight hours of Thursday to Friday, the night of this shower's maximum, the meteors will appear to emanate from a spot in the sky near the bright star Castor in Gemini.

Dec 10 11:16

It's Official! NASA's Famed Voyager 2 Spacecraft Reaches Interstellar Space

It's time to say goodbye to one of the most storied explorers of our age: Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space, NASA announced today (Dec. 10).

Voyager 2, which launched in 1977, has spent more four decades exploring our solar system, most famously becoming the only probe ever to study Neptune and Uranus during planetary flybys. Now, it has joined its predecessor Voyager 1 beyond the bounds of our sun's influence, a milestone scientists weren't able to precisely predict when would occur. And intriguingly, humanity's second crossing doesn't look precisely like data from the first journey out.

Dec 10 11:16

George H.W. Bush: New World Order Crime Boss

*Why is America always allied with the worst abusers of human rights on the planet? We look the other way when the alliance benefits us, and when it no longer does, watch out. Remember, Osama bin Laden was known as Tim Ossman when he worked for the CIA, and Saddam Hussein was once a great friend and ally before that turned bad. The only weapons of mass destruction Saddam had were the ones the US Government shipped to him.

CIA Asset Susan Lindauer said that she was briefed about 9/11 four months before the attack and was a liaison in negotiations with Saddam Hussein before the Iraq invasion. She said the Bush Administration knew Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and said Saddam offered to buy a million cars a year for 10 years if they would leave Iraq alone. What would that have done for a struggling auto industry?

Dec 10 11:13

US sanctions three North Korea top officials

The US Treasury has imposed new sanctions on three top North Korean officials, including a close aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Choe Ryong Hae, the Director of the Workers' Party of Korea, Jong Kyong Thaek, the North Korean Minister of State Security and Pak Kwang Ho, the director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department for the Worker's Party have all been added to the sanctions list.

Dec 10 11:07

US donates more military vehicles to Guatemala

A total of 38, J8 Jeeps were donated by the United States Government to the Guatemalan military on October 11, 2018.

According to a report from The Washington Post, the donation was made despite the fact that Guatemalan authorities were being accused of using similar US donated Jeeps to intimidate American diplomats and anti-corruption investigators.

The donation of the new Jeeps was given to Guatemala’s Ministry of Defense for use in anti-narcotics operations.

Dec 10 11:06

The Latest: UN ambassador won’t be part of Cabinet

A White House official says the Trump administration is downgrading the U.S. diplomatic post at the United Nations to a non-Cabinet position.

President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he had chosen State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW'-urt) to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.



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Dec 10 11:06

Ukraine says will send naval ships through Kerch Strait soon

Ukraine's defense ministry warned Russia on Friday that it will soon send navy ships through the Kerch Strait where Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels two weeks ago.

The announcement sets up another possible flashpoint in the long-simmering conflict between Russia and Ukraine that erupted in 2014 with Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula burst into the open on Nov. 25 when Russian border guards opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels that were moving through the Kerch Strait near Crimea and seized the ships and their crews.

Ukraine responded by introducing martial law for 30 days, a measure Kiev did not take even after Crimea's annexation and amid large-scale fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists in 2014-2015.

As part of martial law, Ukraine has beefed up its forces on the border with Russia and called up reservists for training.

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Note that ABC is still pushing the "Russia annexed Crimea" myth.

Dec 10 11:05

US-Supported Terrorists Use Toxic Chlorine against Civilians in Aleppo City. Analysis

On November 24, US-supported terrorists fired Western-supplied shells containing toxic chlorine at al-Khalidyia, al-Neel, and Jamayat al-Zahra Aleppo City neighborhoods.

Unless quickly treated, toxic chlorine inhalation can cause asphyxiation and other severe respiratory problems. According to area hospital sources, 107 civilians were admitted, suffering from what was believed to be chlorine gas inhalation, acute cases treated in intensive care.

The US, UK, France, Israel, the Saudis and Turkey are involved directly or indirectly in delivering sarin, chlorine, and other toxins to jihadists in Syria they support.

Russia’s Defense Ministry has what it called “irrefutable evidence of the use of munitions filled with toxic agents against the civilian population on November 24, 2018 in Aleppo.”

Trump regime imperial partners delivered toxic chemicals to White Helmets jihadists, masquerading as civil defense workers.

Dec 10 11:04

University of Sydney Professor Tim Anderson Suspended for “Criticism of War Propaganda against Syria, Iraq and Palestine”

Global Research is in solidarity with Professor Tim Anderson who was suspended from his position as Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia.

This decision by the University’s Provost was largely motivated by Professor Anderson’s research and public statements on Syria, Iraq and Palestine including Anderson’s carefully documented book entitled The Dirty War on Syria,

“Through careful analysis, professor Anderson reveals the “unspoken truth”: the “war on terrorism” is fake, the United States is a “State sponsor of terrorism” involved in a criminal undertaking.

Dec 10 11:03

NATO Aggression Reaches for Russian Waters

The recent Kerch Strait incident marks a new low amid the US-led expansion of NATO eastward.

The intentional provocation executed by Kiev saw three Ukrainian naval vessels seized by Russia. The vessels were intentionally violating the protocol for passing through the Strait – previously agreed upon by Kiev and previously observed by Ukrainian naval vessels.

The extent to which Ukraine was aware of these protocols and the 2003 agreement that put them in place includes entire events organized in Ukraine by NATO-sponsored “think tanks” discussing the necessity to “rip them up” and attempt to assert greater control over the current joint-use of the Sea of Azov.

Dec 10 11:03

IDF WARNS LEBANESE TO LEAVE HOMES COVERING HEZBOLLAH ATTACK TUNNELS

IDF troops operate beyond fence with Lebanon to place equipment to detect Hezbollah tunnels

Dec 10 11:02

HEZBOLLAH'S SECOND-IN-COMMAND: ALL OF ISRAEL IN OUR MISSILE RANGE

“There is not a single point in the occupied territories out of reach of Hezbollah’s missiles,” Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem said.

Dec 10 11:02

NETANYAHU: STRIKE IN GAZA POSSIBLE REGARDLESS OF NORTHERN SHIELD

With Israel focusing on decreasing Iran’s presence in Syria and neutralizing Hezbollah’s precision-guided missiles and terrorism tunnels from Lebanon, it has no interest in an escalation now with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

At the same time, Netanyahu said at the regular meeting of Likud minister that precedes the weekly cabinet meeting, “If there is no choice, we are today in a situation to do much more in a military campaign in Gaza if needed, because we are taking advantage of the time to prepare. The security cabinet has already received an initial briefing.”

Dec 10 11:01

US sets 'hard deadline' for China trade talks

Washington has said it needs to see progress in trade talks with China before March 1 or tariffs will go up. Separately, Beijing has said the US should withdraw its arrest warrant for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Dec 10 11:01

Togo protests turn deadly after government crackdown

Deaths were reported in Togo after security forces moved against protesters across the West African state. Opposition leaders accused "regime soldiers" of opening fire and urged their supporters to continue street demos.

Dec 10 11:00

China launches first space probe to far side of the moon

Xinhua news agency reported that a Long March 3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-4 lunar probe took off from the country's southwestern Xichang launch center at 2:23 a.m. local time (1823 UTC).

The rover is scheduled to land on the moon and begin conducting experiments and survey work by the end of December. The experiments, six of which are Chinese, include analyzing minerals and measuring radiation.

Dec 10 11:00

Iran navy launches stealth warship in the Gulf

Sahand destroyer apparently has advanced warfare capabilities including anti-aircraft guns and surface-to-air missiles; 'This vessel is the result of daring and creative design relying on the local technical knowledge of the Iranian Navy,' says head of the navy shipyards that built the warship.

Dec 10 10:59

#Snowmageddon2018: Photos, videos show South blanketed in snow, ice

A winter storm system is slamming the South this weekend, bringing snow, ice and sleet to the region – especially the Carolinas. The dangerous mix also knocked out power to tens of thousands of people.

Stunned Southerners, journalists, meteorologists and even comedian Patton Oswalt took to social media to share their photos and videos of the wintry mix. Check out some of them below:

Dec 10 10:58

Reports: Over 500 accidents reported in North Carolina as snowstorm produces hazardous travel conditions

A major snowstorm, which has already buried parts of North Carolina with over a foot of snow, will continue to cause travel disruptions and power outages into Sunday evening.

AccuWeather meteorologists say the heaviest snowfall with this storm is expected from the southern Appalachians into the western piedmont of North Carolina and southwest Virginia. Snowfall amounts of 12-18 inches are expected, especially in the mountains of North Carolina, with an AccuWeather Local storm™ of 24 inches. Travel will likely be completely halted in these regions until roads have been cleared.

Dec 10 10:57

Is Silicon Valley Morphing Into The Morality Police?

Silicon Valley used to be technology companies. But it has become the "morality police," controlling free speech on its platforms.

Dec 10 10:56

Japan GDP Tumbles After Biggest CapEx Collapse Since Financial Crisis

In a world where economic growth is rapidly slowing down, and in many case contracting outright, the latest news out of Japan will hardly boost confidence that an economic recovery is just around the corner.

Moments ago Japan's Cabinet Office reported that the already contracting Q3 GDP was far worse than initially estimated, printing at -2.5% Q/Q annualized, below the -2.0% expected, and more than twice as bad as the original estimate of -1.2%. On a sequential basis, nominal GDP declined 0.7%, below the 0.5% consensus estimate.

Dec 10 10:56

Wall Street's Corruption Runs Deeper Than You Can Fathom

Of the myriad policy decisions that have brought us to our current precipice, from the signing of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the invasion of Iraq and the gerrymandering of House districts across the country, few have proven as consequential as the demise of Glass-Steagall. Signed into law as the U.S.A. Banking Act of 1933, the legislation had been crucial to safeguarding the financial industry in the wake of the Great Depression. But with its repeal in 1999, the barriers separating commercial and investment banking collapsed, creating the preconditions for an economic crisis from whose shadow we have yet to emerge.

Carmen Segarra might have predicted as much.

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