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January 16, 2018

Jan 16 16:52

Perihelion, Aphelion and the Solstices

The Earth is closest to the Sun – at its Perihelion – about 2 weeks after the December Solstice and farthest from the Sun – at its Aphelion – about 2 weeks after the June Solstice.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In response to the caller to the radio show.

Jan 16 16:24

Expert creates new prototype to restore old lithium batteries to 95% of original capacity, drawing interest from major tech companies

An expert in batteries from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has successfully managed to create a prototype of a device that can reportedly restore a battery’s life. And it has been so effective that a few major tech companies have already expressed their interest in it as a piece of technology that they can somehow benefit from.

This invention was made by Professor Rachid Yazami, who is an adjunct scientist at NTU. He sees it as a better way to prolong the lifespan of lithium batteries, which by design, tend to break down and need replacement after a certain number of years of use. In this view, it would be greatly beneficial to users of smartphones, laptops, and even bigger battery-powered devices such as electric vehicles. In fact, he says that the greatest potential of his invention can be in electric vehicles, mainly because people wouldn’t be looking to replace them as often as they would other normal gadgets like phones, laptops, and tablets.

Jan 16 16:10

Battle for control of your brain: Microsoft takes on Facebook with plans for a mind-reading HEADBAND that will let you use devices with the power of thought



Taboola
Jan 16 16:07

Senator Perdue Gets Testy With George Stephanopoulos | I Was There At The Meeting, Trump Did Not Use THAT Word…

The media bias is off the charts, and Perdue starts to lose his temper...

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Jan 16 16:00

Media Freaks Out About Facebook Changes; Maybe They Shouldn't Have Become So Reliant On Facebook

Last week, a large part of the media ecosystem seemed to totally flip out following Facebook's announcement that it was going to effectively de-prioritize news content in favor of content from friends and family. Facebook was pretty direct about how this will decrease traffic to many publishers:

Jan 16 15:31

Mastercard bans cryptocurrency processing

I was trying to buy some Ethereum during that beautiful dip we had today and my payment method was declined. After 20 minutes on the phone, I was informed in the last 48 hour (with no notice to customers), Mastercard has stopped processing any transactions involving cryptocurrencies.

How is anyone else with this issue dealing? One of my banks offers a combination debit/credit, but it's also a Mastercard.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am on MasterCard's side on this one. You should NEVER go into debt for investment money, especially with a highly volatile investment such as cryptocurrrencies.

Jan 16 15:22

Goldwater Rule’s Origins Based on Long-Ago Controversy

Restraint of psychiatrists’ comments on political candidates is grounded in APA’s response to an attempt to question Barry Goldwater’s mental health during the 1964 campaign for president.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jan 16 14:49

TRUMP SCORES PERFECT 30 OUT OF 30 ON COGNITIVE EXAM

BOOM! Here's the video (from just now) of the White House physician, not Trump's physician, telling the biased press corps that Trump achieved a perfect score on his cognitive exam. The question from the snowflake reporter is RIDICULOUS.

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Jan 16 14:37

Kirstjen Nielsen Drops ‘A Foreign Born Terrorism’ Truth Bomb

Ignore the MSM, this is the big story from today's testimony of DHS Chief Nielsen.

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Jan 16 14:35

Look for the UL Label(Underwriters Lab) Before Purchasing Space Heaters This Winter

The other reason which can be a real possibility is that these space heaters might have failed and caused an electrical fire. This is why you should check to see if the space heater has the UL label on the box.

Jan 16 14:31

DHS preparing to arrest leaders of sanctuary cities

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

Jan 16 14:31

America Must STOP Taking In Diseased, Primitive, ThirdWorld Africans & Mideast Muslims - They Seek Our End

Jeff… We must FORCE our ‘government’ to stop taking in these diseased killers and savages. They live in squalor, always have, and will make the US and Europe nothing more than a slum sewer like their own Third World. Look at the picture below. That says it all. We can expect nothing less from these walking, talking ‘human’ parasites and Medieval and Stone Age savages. This has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with ‘racism’ or ‘bigotry’…it points out the clear and unambiguous catastrophe of ‘diversity’ and the mixing of Third and First World peoples. It doesn’t work and NEVER WILL.

Jan 16 14:24

If Hillary Was President.Would She Allow the USA to freeze During the Artic Blast to So Call Save the Planet?

I can say if Hillary was President. America would freeze to comply with lowering our carbon foot print in the name of saving the planet

Jan 16 14:19

Valet receipt indicates Marilou Danley was at Mandalay Bay on day of Las Vegas shooting

First published five days after the massacre, the receipt with the ticket number 275274484 shows that a woman using the name of Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley dropped off a grey Chrysler vehicle at the Mandalay Bay at 12:26 p.m. PDT on October 1st, 2017, the same day as the Las Vegas shooting.

Jan 16 13:42

Schumer Issues 'Challenge' To Trump: 'Prove' You're Not 'Racist' By Supporting Dem's DACA Amnesty Bill

Senator Chuck Schumer issued a "challenge" for Donald Trump on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" Monday night: prove you're not "racist" by supporting the leftist Graham-Durbin DACA amnesty bill.



Jan 16 13:42

John Stossel: SPLC Is A 'Hate Group,' 'Money Grabbing, Slander Machine'

In a short for Reason Magazine, John Stossel slammed the Southern Poverty Law Center as a "hate group" and a "money grabbing slander machine" which "profits off hate."

Jan 16 13:28

Trump Warns Xi That "Disappointing" Surge In China Trade Deficit Is "Not Sustainable"

While President Trump "expressed hope" that the resumed inter-Korean dialogue may prompt a change in North Korea’s destructive behavior, perhaps more notable was the fact that President Trump used the call "express disappointment that the United States’ trade deficit with China has continued to grow" and made clear that "the situation is not sustainable."

Jan 16 13:27

Donald Trump Insults White House Press Corps. by Ordering Them ‘Out’

Over the weekend, you couldn’t read a major news site without encountering journalists screaming that Trump was a racist for the comments, despite the fact that every American has said the exact same thing at some point in their life.

It’s obnoxious behavior, but it’s par for the course for the contemporary media. The press has long given up the veil of impartiality and revealed itself to be partisan mouthpiece of the Democratic Party. That truth couldn’t be more apparent in all the fake reporting going on around Trump, whether it’s through publishing fake scoops or using fake pictures to slander President Trump.

Jan 16 13:23

Tillerson Breaks With White House, Rejects Freeze Of Military Exercises Near North Korea

In a direct reversal with the recently disclosed official White House policy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. rejects a 'freeze for freeze' approach that would pause joint U.S./South Korean military drills in exchange for a pause to North Korea's nuclear program.

Speaking in Vancouver at a meeting with foreign ministers, Tillerson said that "we reject a 'freeze for freeze' approach, in which legitimate defensive military exercises are placed on the same level as the DPRK’s unlawful actions. The pressure campaign will continue until North Korea takes decisive steps to de-nuclearize."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a Jean-Luc Picard "double face palm", at warp speed, upon reading this.

Is it pathologically impossible for these to gentlemen to at least appear to be on the same page, regarding US foreign policy, for at least a millisecond?!?

This stuff is crazy-making; and I would like to believe that there is some kind of a strategy here, but for the life of me, I cannot see it!!



Owl 1
Jan 16 13:17

Turkey Notifies NATO Of Imminent Massive Invasion Of Syria To Fight Kurds

Turkey is poised for an imminent massive ground invasion of Northern Syria to quash Kurdish militia groups currently holding Afrin near the Turkish border. Multiple regional outlets have reported a build-up of forces that could constitute the largest external intervening force thus far in the entirety of the Syrian war.

According to Middle East based Al-Sura News, Turkey's military build-up currently underway includes special forces troops, Army units, Turkish-backed Syrian Rebels and Turkey's air force. The Kurdish YPG/J (People's Protection Units) has held Afrin since the Syrian government withdrew from the area in 2012, which constitutes the western-most part of the self-declared Rojava autonomous Kurdish zone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF I were a bookie in Vegas, I don't know what odds of war breaking out between Turkey and Syria were, but I wouldn't bet against it starting within the next 24- 48 hours.

Jan 16 13:12

Russia Begins Massive ICBM Launch Drills

On Monday, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation issued a warning to NATO that is has started a massive missile drill involving truck-mounted intercontinental ballistic missile launchers across the country.

The Defense Ministry said the drills would involve “missile regiments armed with Topol-M and Yars mobile systems.” The Topol-M is designed to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tipped with a single 550 kT yield nuclear warhead. Max range of the ICBM is 6,500 miles, which the mobile launching unit is extremely tough for NATO to track.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With all the potential for conflict with NATO, and/or the US goverment, raging from Eastern Europe to the 'Stans, North Korea and Syria, the timing of these drills is an warning here in and of itself.

Jan 16 13:05

New California Declares Independence From Rest Of State

With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood.

To be clear, they don’t want to leave the United States, just California.

“Well, it’s been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it, and we’re rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California,” said founder Robert Paul Preston.

The state of New California would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Uh... did Jerry Brown happen to get the memo on this?!?

Because if he did, my bet will be... no matter how lawfully this group may go about it, he will wrestle this group back into the existing state, and by any means necessary.

Jan 16 12:45

Lavrov: Russia, China urge freeze to any confrontation on Korean Peninsula

A military solution to the Korean crisis would lead to catastrophic consequences, the Russian foreign minister said, adding that Russia and China reiterate their call to freeze the confrontation and military drills in the area.
RT's LIVE UPDATES on Lavrov's annual press Q&A

The Russian foreign minister spoke about the Russian-Chinese roadmap for a resolution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula during his annual press Q&A on Monday. Moscow and Beijing have called on all parties to “calm down” and freeze any military activities, including North Korean missile tests and US drills in the area with South Korea and Japan.

“I have already mentioned that the United States almost openly speaks about the inevitability of a military solution, although everyone understands the disastrous consequences of this gamble,” Lavrov stated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, what China and Russia are advocating is perfectly, completely logical... which is why the US government and military are objecting to it outright!!



Jan 16 12:29

US-Backed Syrian Kurds Mobilize Civilians, Turkey May Attack ‘At Any Moment’

The Kurdish YPG is scrambling to raise its civilian population into an irregular force in the Afrin District of Northern Syria, desperately trying to shore up defenses ahead of a Turkish invasion which officials say could happen “at any moment.”

Turkey’s President Erdogan vowed such an invasion over the weekend, and has been talking it up ever since, insisting now that Turkey needs to not only take Afrin, but to strangle the US-backed border army before it is fully operational.

The US has said the border force will be 30,000-strong, and Erdogan is loudly opposed to the idea, calling it a “terror army,” and insisting that the only reason to establish such a border force would be to attack Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War with Turkey (and, potentially, Russia) over Northern Syria?!?

This is completely insane, on the part of all parties, except for Syria, which simply wants to be left alone, and Russia, which severely frowns on this illegal occupation on the part of the US.

This could go absolutely out of control at any moment. Let us hope that some adults in the room (Namely, Putin and Lavrov) can ratchet down the tensions before this escalates past the point of no return.

Jan 16 12:27

The Pentagon Bio-Weapons

SPECIAL REPORT - The US Army regularly produces deadly viruses, bacteria and toxins in direct violation of the UN Convention on the prohibition of Biological Weapons. Hundreds of thousands of unwitting people are systematically exposed to dangerous pathogens and other incurable diseases. Bio warfare scientists using diplomatic cover test…

Jan 16 12:27

New Law In Switzerland | No Citizenship For Migrants Who Have Received Welfare In Last 3 Years

Nigel Farage discusses the brilliant new law implemented in Switzerland. Asylum seekers have to pay the money back to the state, or no citizenship.

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Jan 16 12:25

Immigration Agenda: New World Order Tyranny

“While immigration in small numbers may be sensible for specific reasons, bringing countless third- world people to the US with no strategic plan or goal proves foolish and dangerous. Sufficient reasons exist for first world nations to enforce their immigration laws to protect jobs and citizens“. – Frosty Wooldridge, Author

“The United Nations has one mission above all others – To break down the borders of independent nations and mix cultures all over the planet, in order to bring all of humanity under a New World Order. A single bureaucratic tyranny“. – Teaparty.org

“Whatever Trump’s critics say, he has it and then some. He fully exposes how corrupt, venal, and petty the established order is. The genie can’t be put back in the bottle. Mass media has been exposed for what it is: A spinning machine for the militaristic oppressive order, a purveyor of fake news“. – Vladimir Golstein- Sott.net

Jan 16 12:18

Alex Jones Exposed

Very detailed,lots of links. Here is a sample.

8. – Alex Jones’ parents David Jones and Carol Hamman have been employed by the C.I.A. in the past. Alex Jones’ deceased uncle Bill Hamman was employed by the C.I.A. and U.S. Army Special Forces. Alex Jones’ cousin Verna Grayce Chao is currently employed as a C.I.A. contractor by Dell (previously by IBM). Alex Jones’ other cousin Buckley Hamman was one of the original founders of Infowars in 1995. Thus there is only one degree of separation between Alex Jones and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Jan 16 12:15

FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay

Why did Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) officials take 38 minutes to send out a retraction of Saturday’s missile attack false alarm message?

Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In response to an inquiry from Hawai’i Free Press, FEMA says that’s not true. States are authorized to cancel or retract warning messages on their own.

Jan 16 12:04

Putin Plot? Democrats Ridiculed For Claiming Moscow Behind Chelsea Manning's Senate Run

Within hours of young trans woman whistleblower Chelsea Manning announcing her run for Senate against Benjamin Cardin, a 74-year-old white, straight man, establishment Democrats wasted no time in mocking and denouncing her bid, even embarrassing themselves by proclaiming it a Kremlin-engineered plot.



Lockerdome
Jan 16 12:03

Heavy snow accumulating as road crews tackle highways

Road crews are salting and plowing interstate highways and shifting more resources to Northern Davidson County as heavy snow continues to fall in most areas.

Some areas are seeing impressive amounts of snow. Emergency managers, police and road crews report snow totals so far:

Jan 16 12:02

Travel warning as parts of UK set for heavy snow

Parts of the UK could see up to 25cm (9.8in) of snow on Tuesday night, the Met Office has said.

Amber warnings for snow and ice have been issued for southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, with forecasts of between 15cm (5.9in) and 25cm (9.8in) of snow on higher ground and up to 10cm (3.9in) at lower levels.

Jan 16 12:02

Czech highway closed amid heavy snow, multiple car crashes

Heavy snow in the Czech Republic has caused dozens of car crashes and closed down the country's major highway.

The Czech Hydro-meteorological Institute warned the snowfall was expected to hit six of the country's 14 regions, mostly in eastern Czech Republic.

The D1 highway, a key route that links the capital Prague with the country's east, was blocked at several places after multiple crashes, including trucks.

At least two people have been injured.

Jan 16 12:02

Tom Cotton Tells Face The Nation | Dick Durbin Has A History Of Lying About White House Meetings

Grandstanding Durbin has lied in the past...

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Jan 16 12:01

Freezing Weather Beginning to Shut Down Houston Area Highways

Large stretches of area highway HOV lanes have already closed down for the day as frozen precipitation falls across the region. From I-45 South up U.S. 69 North to I-10 and portions of U.S. 69 south, the first signs of the latest winter storm are showing on area roadways before what is expected to be the worst to come later in the morning on Tuesday.

Some small patches of freeway including 10 inside the loop at Washington and Studemont as well as on the Gulf Freeway at Dixie Farm Road have been closed due to icing on overpasses. Areas north of the city are seeing closures as well as Harris County warns the worst is still ahead.

Jan 16 12:00

NWS warns of possible freezing temperatures

Commuters across the Rio GrandeValley should exercise caution while heading out to work and school Wednesday morning as freezing weather could make crossing bridges and overpasses hazardous because of icy roadway conditions.

“Watch out for elevated surfaces because of light icing from freezing drizzle,” National Weather Service Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley Warning Coordination Meteorologist Barry Goldsmith said Monday afternoon. “The peak impact in the Valley is the Wednesday morning commute between 5 and 9 in the morning.”

A strong cold front bringing a blast of cold air from Canada will move through the Rio GrandeValley and the northern ranchlands today.

Jan 16 12:00

It’s so cold in Russia people’s eyelashes are freezing – it’s -62°C

If you think it’s been cold in the UK recently, spare a thought for the people of the village of Oymyakon in Russia. Temperatures there have dropped to as low as -62°C, according to one thermometer, cold enough to freeze people’s eyelashes.

Jan 16 11:59

Freezing rain, sleet on the way as Houston remains under winter storm warning

Officials are warning residents to stay off the roads today if they can, as the potential for freezing rain and sleet is only expected to grow as the hours roll on and the temperatures continue to drop.

A winter storm warning remains in effect across the region, until midnight, and the National Weather Service warns that rain will gradually turn into a hazardous wintry mix from north to south.

The wintry weather has impacted roadways throughout the region and led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights from Houston's main airports. And CenterPoint has reported 11,000 customers with power outages ostensibly due to the weather.



Jan 16 11:53

State admits recording jail conversations between defense lawyers and clients

For four years, a tucked-away monitoring system in a certain visitation room at the Anchorage jail recorded conversations between attorneys and their clients — defendants in criminal court – without anyone knowing.

Now defense attorneys are concerned — some are livid — about what they say is a striking violation of basic constitutional rights.

Quinlan Steiner, the state public defender, in December learned from the state that the recordings were secretly and routinely made from 2012 to 2016. The files were automatically recorded over every 30 days. The new information was circulated last month to about 120 Alaska criminal defense lawyers.

"It's not a close call. It's not permissible," Steiner said of the recorded conversations between lawyers and defendants. "They have to be confidential so they can be candid."

Jan 16 11:46

Here’s Chelsea Manning’s First Campaign Video For Senate

Doesn't stand a chance in the race...

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Webmaster addition: I disagree. We need to remember that Manning's felony conviction was essentially for an act of whistleblowing that opened American's eyes to the atrocities being committed by the US Government. Personally I would vote for her.

Jan 16 11:46

America’s shadow war in Africa

A central focus of the mission is the vast desert nation of Niger, nearly twice the size of Texas, which has been a magnet for jihadists of many stripes, including those recruited locally and so-called foreign fighters drawn from North Africa, the Middle East and beyond.

In June, the official number of U.S. troops supporting Niger’s military as it fights the militant groups was 645, up from 575 in December 2016. But now it’s at least 800, according to the Pentagon.

Many of the troops are Green Berets, Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders, but officials said the reinforcements have mostly been Air Force personnel who are there to manage a surge in surveillance flights by unmanned drones and manned spy planes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So why 50 million bucks for an airfield in Niger, while our homeless Veterans sleep rough in our streets and alleys?!?

The following information should set things straight:

The country, or countries controlling Niger, will control its uranium; its gold; its coal; and its oil

Jan 16 11:36

US admits to forming “terrorist army”, Erdogan says

Turkey’s President Erdogan said the US formation of a 30,000 YPG militants on its border with Syria would be dealt with and the country’s armed forces were ready to start operations.


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Owl 2
Jan 16 11:30

Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

Jan 16 11:28

Syrian Army Vow to End US Presence in Syria

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has responded negatively to the US pledge to create a new “border” force in northern Syria of some 30,000 US-backed fighters, saying not only are they violating Syrian sovereignty, but the Syrian Army’s goal must be to end the US presence in the country outright.

Syria has long opposed the US military presence in the country, which was deployed without Syrian permission, and which Pentagon officials say will last long after the outright defeat of ISIS.

Whether the Syrians can do anything about it is another matter. The US presence in Syria is substantial, and backed by a large, heavily-armed Kurdish force. Despite the US deployment being plainly illegal, there’s no practical way to remove them by force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real question is, how long with the Russians put up with this American foolishness until they feel pressed to "do something militarily" to end it?!?

Jan 16 11:26

GOOGLE says american inventors are all BLACK!

Jan 16 11:19

CHINA DOWNGRADES US CREDIT RATING FROM A- TO BBB+, WARNS US INSOLVENCY WOULD “DETONATE NEXT CRISIS”

In its latest reminder that China is a (for now) happy holder of some $1.2 trillion in US Treasurys, Chinese credit rating agency Dagong downgraded US sovereign ratings from A- to BBB+ overnight, citing “deficiencies in US political ecology” and tax cuts that “directly reduce the federal government’s sources of debt repayment” weakening the base of the government’s debt repayment.

Oh, and just to make sure the message is heard loud and clear, the ratings, which are now level with those of Peru, Colombia and Turkmenistan on the Beijing-based agency’s scale of creditworthiness, have also been put on a negative outlook.



Jan 16 11:18

New Siberian Oil Blend Edging Out Brent/WTI as Global Benchmark, Aiding Russia (ESPO)

With volumes seen in 2017 ESPO now substantially ranks on a par with Brent. Analysts have long said should this occur the world fuel and energy market should shift significantly in Russia’s favor.

Jan 16 11:18

20 Year-Old Kid Wins $450 MEGA MILLIONS Jackpot

If he lives to 25 it will be a miracle...

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Webmaster addition: I Hope he is a WRH reader ... and donor! :)

Jan 16 11:15

'It is a personal insult': Bill Clinton denies allegation Clinton Foundation funds for Haiti were used for Chelsea's wedding

WikiLeaks published emails from Hillary's campaign in which John Podesta discussed the wedding and 'resources' from the Foundation being used

Jan 16 11:09

False Nazi Quotations

Hitler and the “Big Lie”

The false Goebbels quotation above is actually a take-off on Hitler's familiar statement in Mein Kampf, which is often misunderstood. Hitler stated:

“In this they [the Jews] proceeded on the sound principle that the magnitude of a lie always contains a certain factor of credibility, since the great masses of the people in the very bottom of their hearts tend to be corrupted rather than consciously and purposely evil, and that, therefore, in view of the primitive simplicity of their minds, they more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a little one, since they themselves lie in little things, but would be ashamed of lies that were too big. Such a falsehood will never enter their heads, and they will not be able to believe in the possibility of such monstrous effrontery and infamous misrepresentation in others.…” (p. 231 of the Manheim translation)



Jan 16 10:54

Why Did Americans Pay Billions For A Drug Deemed Worthless In Other Countries

“Disease awareness campaigns…are an effective way for companies to sell a disease to sell a drug.“ Why did Americans pay more than $1.5 billion a year for a drug that potentially does so little, and to treat a made-up disease?…

Jan 16 10:41

Students: Bullied girl pepper-sprays attackers at Dunkin Donuts, fatally stabbed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. --The suspect wanted in a deadly stabbing of a teenager inside a Dunkin' Donuts in Westchester County, N.Y., surrendered to police Thursday after authorities publicly identified her.

Jan 16 10:40

Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years of his life in U.S. is deported

DETROIT — His arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday as he looked into their eyes one last timenear the entrance to the airport security gate.
His wife, Cindy Garcia, cried out while his daughter, Soleil, 15, sobbed into Garcia's shoulder as they hugged, with two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents keeping a close eye on them.



Owl 3
Jan 16 10:35

The flu is officially an epidemic in the US

The flu is now officially an epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than half of all US states reported high flu activity within the first week of the year.

Jan 16 10:34

Black Death: Fears of PLAGUE break out in Africa as eye bleeding fever sweeps Uganda

BLACK DEATH killed hundreds of people in Madagascar in 2017 but now a deadly new form of the plague may have broken out in Africa following the death of a nine-year-old girl who was “bleeding from the eyes”.

Jan 16 10:31

The radical plan to clear space debris by blasting it with a LASER GUN

It may sound like the stuff of science fiction but researchers in China have put forward a bold proposal to take care of the debris surrounding Earth's orbit using giant lasers.

A paper by scientists at the Air Force Engineering University in Xi'an describes how space-based lasers could zap large-sized space junk into smaller pieces to make them potentially less harmful.

And impossible to track.

Jan 16 10:24

Bitcoin Tumbles 20% as Fears of Cryptocurrency Crackdown Linger

January’s cryptocurrency selloff got fresh impetus on Tuesday when Bitcoin slumped as much as 20 percent, as the prospect of regulatory crackdowns appeared to spread.

While the largest digital coin trimmed its loss and was down 13 percent at $12,146 as of 8:28 a.m. in New York, it was still at the lowest level since late December, according to composite pricing on Bloomberg. As Bitcoin halted its two-day rally, rival cryptocurrencies also tumbled. Ripple sank as much as 33 percent and ethereum dropped 24 percent, before both tokens pared some declines.



Carambola
Jan 16 10:20

Bezos Gives Millions to DACA, Amazon Staff Need Foodstamps

Billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been hailed for donating US$33 million of his fortune to a scholarship fund for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, while more than 700 Amazon employees have to rely on foodstamps to feed themselves.

Jan 16 10:17

Revealed: How Twitter employees are paid to analyze your PRIVATE messages - as one staffer admits 'I've seen alot of d**k pics'

A video released by investigative journalist group Project Veritas shows Twitter employees expose top-secret details about their jobs.

Senior Network Security Engineer Clay Haynes is heard in the footage captured January 6 speaking openly about how he is paid to access and analyze users' personal information - which includes browsing through hundreds of obscene pictures and messages.

'There's teams dedicated to it. I mean, we're talking, we're talking three or four… at least, three or four hundred people… Yes, they're paid to look at d**k pics,' Haynes revealed in the shocking video.

Jan 16 10:05

House Expands Hillary Clinton Email Probe – Will Question FBI Director’s Chief of Staff

Why hasn’t Hillary Clinton been prosecuted for sending and disseminating highly classified materials on a home email server? We’re about to get answers, as Clinton faces serious legal issues.

The FBI chief of staff and senior counselor to Director Christopher Wray will meet with the House Oversight Committee on Thursday. And Republicans on the Committee are ready to demand real answers.

The House Oversight Committee, through a spokesperson, has confirmed Jim Rybicki will testify as part of their investigation into Obama’s Department of Justice probe into Clinton’s illegally operated private home email server. That initial investigation led to former FBI Director James Comey quickly announcing, in the heat of the 2016 presidential race, there would be no criminal charges filed against the former Secretary of State and Democratic nominee, despite overwhelming evidence of wrongdoing.

Jan 16 10:03

Rats were NOT to blame for Europe's Black Death: Scientists say fleas and body lice spread by humans were responsible for killing 50 million people in the 14th century

The Black Death of 1348 killed half of the people in London within 18 months
In Europe it wiped out 50 million people, a third of the continent's population
Traditionally people thought fleas carried by rats spread the bacterial plague
But new research suggests human-borne fleas and lice were responsible

Jan 16 09:24

Revealed: McKayla Maroney faces $100K fine if she speaks at Larry Nassar sentencing after USA Gymnastics made her sign an NDA ordering her to stay quiet about abuse as part of her $1.25M settlement

The settlement paid out to Gold-medal winning gymnast McKayla Maroney after she filed a lawsuit against USA Gymnastics means that she might not be able to speak at the sentencing of Larry Nassar this week.

Maroney, who was a member Fierce Five squad that took home Gold at the 2012 London Games, revealed in a lawsuit filed last month that she received $1.25 million from the organization in December 2016.

The two-time world-champion vaulter, 22, agreed to sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of the deal, which imposes a $100,000 fine should she ever speak about Nassar or the abuse she suffered at the heads of the disgraced doctor.

Jan 16 09:21

Meltdown-Spectre: More businesses warned off patching over stability issues

Industrial companies are being told to avoid some Meltdown and Spectre fixes after reports of problems.

Jan 16 09:20

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – JANUARY 16, 2018: SYRIAN ARMY REPELLING HTS AND ISIS ATTACKS IN EASTERN IDLIB

The situation in estern Idlib is rapidly becoming more and more complicated for government forces as both ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) are simultaneously pressuring the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies.

On January 15, ISIS captured a dozen villages southwest of the Abu al-Duhur airbase and conducted several hit and run attacks on government troops in the areas of Uwayjat Qana and Rasm Khushuf.

Separately, clashes between HTS and the SAA continued in Niha, Abu Omar, Astan, Sham Hawa, Salloumiyah, Tal Khaznah and nearby points. Government forces launched a counter-attack to repel the HTS advance in the area and by January 16, they had regained some positions including Astan.

In southern Aleppo, government troops regained Hawbar, Abu Ruwayj and entered Marhamiyah and Tal Shahid.

Jan 16 09:18

deja vu: Japanese Public Broadcaster NHK Issues False Alarm Over North Korean Missile Launch

It's deja vu, all over again... Just four days after residents of Hawaii lived through 38 minutes of doomsday hell, after a false public broadcast alarm announced that a ballistic missile launch was headed for the island, only to reverse and announce later it was a mistake, moments ago Japan's National broadcaster NHK’s app issued a false J-Alert to phones over a North Korean missile launch at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday evening local time.

Jan 16 09:11

Uber Eats drivers might be stealing your food

When I thought about the type of meal I ordered, the timing of of the order (after the restaurant closed) and the complaints Uber drivers have about their pay, I did some research around how many other Uber drivers do this as a tactic.

In other words, some seem to operate Uber Eats as a scam to steal food for survival.

Uber drivers have posted in online forums detailing exactly this — and why they do it.

On the forum Uberpeople, user Ab85 said “I use Uber Eats to get free food, I pick it up and never say I did when I go to the restaurant.”

Another forum user, a moderator who goes by “Jagent,” explained Uber Eats drivers can “just accept an eats order and tell Uber you ran out of gas or got a flat. You can tell them you dropped the food, a hobo attacked you, you think the food smells funny, anything really... and Uber will instruct you to throw the food away. Nothing bad happens to you. No need to steal it from the restaurant.”

Jan 16 09:08

'Ice quakes' hit Wisconsin: Deep booms heard in the middle of the night cracks open in frozen ground

Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

The series of explosion-like sounds rattled residents from Waupun, Campbellsport and elsewhere Tuesday and sent Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputies out looking for a cause.

Geologists say the booms were likely a phenomenon commonly known as an ice quake.

They are the after-effects of the frost quakes - or cryoseism - which are more commonly found on glaciers in the polar regions.

It's caused by water that sinks into the soil and bedrock where it freezes and expands, causing an explosive popping sound that feels like a mild earthquake.

Most frost quakes occur after a heavy rainfall or snow fall when there is a large amount of moisture on the ground.

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