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Jul 10 06:26

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Is Fighting An Infection, Which Has Put Him Back In Intenstive Care – While THE WASHINGTON POST Publishes Fake News.

Jul 10 05:37

'That Is So Illegal!': Trump Slams Comey For 'Leaking Classified Info To The Media'

According to a new report from The Hill, over half of former FBI Director James Comey's private memos detailing his conversations with President Donald Trump "have been determined to contain classified information."

If the report is accurate, it means Comey may have leaked classified information to his friend Daniel Richman at Columbia University, who in turn leaked the content of the memos to the media. Remember, Comey said specifically he leaked his private memos to get a special counsel appointed to investigate Trump.

Jul 10 03:25

Washington Post Spreads More Comforting Falsehoods about Islam

“I am not a scholar actually. I am just somebody who reads,” stated Ayaz Virji, MD, concerning his knowledge of his Islamic faith during a March 2017 community presentation in Dawson, Minnesota.

Jul 10 02:50

Scott Adams: North Korea is an Information Problem Disguised as a Military Problem

In the year 2017, most of our national problems are information problems. And by that I mean having the right information would allow us to solve most problems.

Consider the nuclear threat from North Korea. That’s an information problem disguised as a military problem.

I hope that statement seems wrong to you, so you will be extra-impressed when I change your mind in the next hundred seconds.

Jul 10 02:46

Scott Adams: People Who Can’t Recognize Humor (literally)

One of the most mind-boggling discoveries I made while becoming a professional humorist is that a large segment of the general public has no sense of humor. I mean that literally, in the same way that some people can’t tell the difference between good wine and bad, and some people are tone deaf. Humor appreciation is like every other human capacity. Some have it, some don’t.

My best estimate is that about a third of the public don’t possess the capacity to even recognize humor when they see it . . . .

Jul 10 02:17

Get Ready for Huge War Games On the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico

The Navy intends to fire missiles, rockets, lasers, grenades and torpedoes, detonate mines and explosive buoys, and use all types of sonar in a series of live war exercises in inland and offshore waters along the East Coast.

July 9, 2017

Jul 09 19:49

TV networks are purposely misspelling show names to avoid bad Nielsen ratings

TV networks have figured out how to game the Nielsen ratings system. It’s as easy as playing dumb, literally. On days when programmers know their viewership will drop, like on holiday weekends or during sporting events, they “accidentally” misspell their show’s name on the nightly Nielsen lineup, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Over the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, for example, NBC aired NBC Nitely News instead of its usual NBC Nightly News so the holiday drop in viewership didn’t affect its ratings standing. Nielsen’s automated system counted that misspelled show as an entirely different program. By doing this, NBC managed to actually gain ratings against its main competitor: ABC World News Tonight.

NBC apparently misspelled its shows 14 times since the start of the 2016 to 2017 TV season, and it’s not the only network to pull this tactic.

Jul 09 19:27

Hillary Pondering Front Line Role in 2018 Midterm Elections (Video)

If at first your don’t succeed, try, try, again… and again… and again… and again… and again… and then PLEASE GO AWAY ALREADY! First there were rumors about Hillary running for Mayor of New York, and now rumors are surfacing that she’s considering taking a lead role in the 2018 midterm elections. I’m not sure if I should be elated, or scream…

As easy as it is to believe that Hillary has some type of God complex, and needs to be both in the spotlight, and in a position of power, but there could be another explaination for her behavior. In the following video, Right Wing News explains how there is a much more likely, but far less obvious reason she’s considering the new role for the 2018 midterms…

Jul 09 17:50

Crafty Business: Hobby chain to pay $3mn fine for buying artefacts from Iraq

Jul 09 17:42

Germany begins troop withdrawal from Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base

Germany has begun the process of withdrawing its troops from the Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, from where German troops have been carrying out reconnaissance missions as part of the US-led coalition’s campaign in Syria and Iraq. The move follows tensions with Ankara.

Jul 09 17:34

Lining their pockets with YOUR money - MEPs charging for ‘ghost offices’ that DON’T exist

BRITISH taxpayers are funding hundreds of “ghost offices” for MEPs.

Each member of the European Parliament gets £3,841, or 4,342 euros, every month which is meant to go towards expenses and includes funding an office in their own country.

But an investigation by The MEPs Project – a freedom of information initiative set up by journalists – found offices for 249 members do not exist, could not be located or requests for the address were refused.

So far just 133 out of the 748 MEPs have revealed what they pay in office rent.

Jul 09 17:31

Facebook and WhatsApp HACK risk - Malware steals sensitive info from YOUR favourite apps

The SpyDealer malware has existed for almost TWO years and is capable of stealing information from 40 apps including Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype.

The trojan is capable of grabbing vast amounts of sensitive information from users, such as phone numbers, messages, contacts and call history.

It is even capable of finding out the location of the compromised device and - quite terrifyingly - recording any phone calls you make.

Any surrounding audio and video will be recorded, and Spydealer can also use the front and rear cameras of a device to take pictures.


Experts believe the malware was NOT spread through the Google Play store.

Instead, the three versions of SpyDealer that are being spread is via third party app stores disguised as ‘Google Update’ software.

Jul 09 17:29

Solar panel fire fears after panels ignite in new block with thousands possibly at risk

FEARS are growing that solar panels fitted to British homes could be flammable after a spate of fires in flats and schools.

Tests are currently being carried out by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), a government safety contractor currently carrying out the tests on cladding after the Grenfell Tower blaze, who are also testing solar panels after a number of them have caught fire and is due to report later this week.

A block of flats in Bethnal Green, east London, caught fire last Sunday with around 80 firefighters attending the scene and initial suggestions are that the solar panels appear to have caught fire.

The official cause of the fire is not yet known.

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Jul 09 17:25

Slush funds to pay 'personal consultant' Huma Abedin, a $34,000 a night Caribbean holiday for daughter Chelsea and payoffs to silence Bill's sex accusers - How Hillary has used donations to the Clinton Foundation as her ‘personal piggy bank’

The Clinton Foundation is 'a vast, criminal conspiracy' and 'a slush fund for grifters' with thousands of honest people who are victims after contributing their hard-earned money to what they believed would be used for philanthropic causes.

In truth, the money that was donated to help earthquake victims in India and Haiti and HIV/AIDs sufferers in the Third World has mostly enriched the Clintons and their friends through scams spanning the globe, claims author Jerome Corsi in his book, Partners in Crime: The Clintons' Scheme to Monetize the White House for Personal Profit, which will be published in August.

Driven by insatiable greed while crying they were near-broke, the couple schemed and Hillary used her position as secretary of state to leverage lucrative deals for the Foundation as well as six-figure speaking fees for Bill Clinton.

Jul 09 17:16

'This is a dictatorship!' Turkey goes on biggest rally since coup to challenge Erdogan

HUNDREDS of thousands took to the streets in Istanbul in the biggest protest against the country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan since the failed coup.

Turkey's main opposition leader told a huge protest rally on Sunday that the country was living under dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the crackdown launched by the authorities after the military failed to seize power last year.

The huge rally culminated in the Maltese parade ground after a 25-day, 280-mile march from the country’s capital Ankara, led by Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

Jul 09 17:12

'Tipping point for NUCLEAR WAR' North Korea threatens to spark WW3 after US bombing drill

NORTH Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has threatened to plunge the world into nuclear war as tensions with the US continue to soar.

The hermit state reacted furiously after two US supersonic bombers performed live-fire drills in South Korea in a show of military strength.

State-run newspaper Rodong newspaper described the region as the "world's biggest tinderbox" and warned: "Don't play with fire on a powder keg."

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Jul 09 16:57

GnuPG crypto library cracked, look for patches

Linux users need to check out their distributions to see if a nasty bug in libgcrypt20 has been patched.

The software fix, which has landed in Debian and Ubuntu, addresses a side-channel attack published last week.

Jul 09 16:56

Hard Rock hotels burgered up by Sabre breach

Two more hotel chains are warning customers they were caught by the breach of Sabre's "SynXis" hotel booking service that emerged earlier this year.

Last Thursday, the Hard Rock chain warned that customers of 11 of its properties may have been caught up in the breach.

According to Hard Rock's confession, Sabre advised it the system breach ran from August 2016 to March 2017.


Last week, Sabre issued a canned statement with the not-entirely-reassuring detail that the attackers only got full card information (customer, card number and security number) for some holiday-makers: “a large percentage of bookings were made without a security code being provided. Others were processed using virtual card numbers in lieu of consumer credit cards”.

Further: “Personal information such as social security, passport or driver’s license number was not accessed”.

Jul 09 16:52

Donald Trump: Time to work more constructively with Russia

US President Donald Trump says it is time to work "constructively" with Russia after his meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Jul 09 16:31

Kevin Lawton – Cryptos Are Speculation Not Currency, Bitcoin Civil War Coming Soon

Kevin Lawton, recently wrote a Kindle short titled “Beyond the Bitcoin Trap: A Crypto Currency for Human 2.0” predicts, “This year is going to be the year of volatility in Bitcoin price.

Jul 09 16:23

The Motorcycle Industry Is Dying

Jul 09 15:13

CNN Whistleblower Amber Lyon describes how CNN works with foreign dictators such as Bahrain to control the news and spread propaganda

Jul 09 15:08

Mainstream Media Pushing the World to War (Video)

By now, whether they want to admit it or not, virtually liberal, every Democrat, and everyone else in America knows that the mainstream media has been carrying water for the Democrat Party for a long time.

With recent developments involving Susan Rice agreeing to testify, new details emerging between Loretta Lynch (also testifying), and her connections to the Hillary Campaign, and the testimony of James Comey, it appears as if this scandal could be the largest in U.S. history, and it’s becoming increasingly obvious who has been pulling the media’s strings… This is a scandal shaping up for the ages...

Jul 09 12:24

Germany: Immigrant Filmed Kicking Woman Down Flight Of Stairs Gets Under 3 Years Prison

The 28-year-old Bulgarian immigrant filmed kicking a woman down a flight of stairs last year in Berlin was sentenced to less than three years in prison after a psychiatric expert testified the man has an IQ of 63 and is therefor "intellectually impaired."

Jul 09 12:23

Maxine Waters Repeats Debunked Claim That '17 Intel Agencies' Agreed On Russian Hacking

Maxine Waters still hasn't gotten the message that the claim "seventeen intelligence agencies" agreed on Russian hacking was fake news which The New York Times and the Associated Press were forced to admit over a week ago wasn't true.

Jul 09 12:22

CLASS: Trump Puts Marine's Hat Back On After Wind Blows It Away

President Donald Trump stopped while boarding Marine One on Saturday night to pick up a marine's hat after wind blew it away.

Jul 09 12:22

Teen Worker Pays For Cop's Cookie, Gets Called Racist By Family In Line For Not Paying For Their Cookies Too

A teenage worker who payed for a cop's brownie out of his own pocket was allegedly called a "racist" by the family behind the officer in line because he wouldn't buy cookies for them as well.

Jul 09 10:31

UN Votes to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons - Treaty Awaits Ratification

By resolution 71/258, the General Assembly decided to convene in 2017 a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.

Jul 09 09:32

Is CNN Sympathetic to Pedophiles?

Jul 09 09:11

Trump-Putin Meeting Sends Celebrities Into Full Meltdown

Hollywood stars took to social media Friday to fire off a mix of puns and panicked screeds in response to President Donald Trump’s first in-person meeting with Russian Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Jul 09 09:10

"You Have no Right to Talk About Syria's Future!" Putin Slaps the US Secretary of State

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that the future of Syria and its president lies in the hands of the Syrian people, not the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

“The US Secretary of State is not a citizen of Syria and has no right to talk about its future and the fate of its president. This shall only be decided by the Syrian people”, Putin was heard saying during a press conference of the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Jul 09 09:09

Angela Merkel's dreadful attempt at networking with Donald Trump blows up as he scolds EU

DONALD Trump hit out at the European Union (EU) in a private chat with Angela Merkel and Donald Tusk, which was heard when the German Chancellor forgot to turn off her microphone.

Jul 09 08:53

'F**k the rich!' What Jeremy Corbyn REALLY thinks of high-rate taxpayers

The explosive quote was attributed to the then-backbencher MP in 1997, as he addressed a crowd of young demonstrators, just months after Tony Blair swept to a huge majority in the election with his centre-left policies.

Speaking in London’s Hyde Park on November 26 1997 during a rally against the cutting of university grants introduction of fees, Jeremy Corbyn said: "We have to address the problems of society by redistributing wealth. F**k the rich!"

Jul 09 08:53

‘Russiagate’: The Stink Without a Secret

Truth disappeared so long ago in this witch-hunt that it is no longer even possible to define what the accusation is. Belief in “Russian hacking” of the US election has been elevated to a generic accusation of undefined wrongdoing, a vague malaise we are told is floating poisonously in the ether, but we are not allowed to analyze. What did the Russians actually do?

The original, base accusation is that it was the Russians who hacked the DNC and Podesta emails and passed them to WikiLeaks. (I can assure you that is untrue).

Jul 09 08:51

After riots, Merkel takes flak for decision to hold G20 in Hamburg

Raging street battles that marred Germany's G20 summit have sparked a political fight over how Hamburg could descend into "mob rule" and why Chancellor Angela Merkel chose a hotbed of leftist militancy as the venue.

Jul 09 08:51

Stormy G20 ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate, trade

World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies.

Jul 09 08:50

We Fixed UN's Migration Propaganda Video

Jul 09 08:48

North Korea calls U.S. practice bombing run a provocation

North Korean state media have sharply criticized a recent practice bombing run by two U.S. B-1B bombers on the Korean peninsula, calling it a dangerous move raising the risk of nuclear war.

A commentary Sunday in the ruling party's Rodong Sinmun newspaper accused the U.S. of "reckless military provocations" and said the danger of nuclear war is reaching an extreme pitch. The commentary was reported on in English by the state Korean Central News Agency.

Jul 09 08:39

Soros Buys Himself an “Independent” Fact Check Organisation – Can You Guess Why?

This almost cartoon-like Super Villain, George Soros, has just “donated” half a million dollars to Full Fact, a fact checking charity in the UK. As to why he has done this is anyone’s guess…kind heart, seeker of truth…Or is it perhaps set to be just another arm of his personal propaganda army?

Jul 09 08:30

Ready for Juno's historical manoueuvre? NASA spacecraft's closest encounter with Jupiter's Great Red Spot tomorrow!

Ever since its smooth transit from Earth into its destined orbit around Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft has been beaming back some amazing data on the planet as well as giving space enthusiasts spectacular visual treats from time to time.

With many turning points marking its one-year-long journey in Jupiter's orbit, Juno is all set to make another important manoeuvre on July 10, 2017.

Jul 09 08:20

The Age of No Privacy: The Surveillance State Shifts Into High Gear

The government has become an expert in finding ways to sidestep what it considers “inconvenient laws” aimed at ensuring accountability and thereby bringing about government transparency and protecting citizen privacy. Indeed, it has mastered the art of stealth maneuvers and end-runs around the Constitution.

Jul 09 08:19

Mike Pence under fire from Twitter users for touching space equipment; NASA says 'It's OK'

US Vice President Mike Pence got a first-hand look at the public-private partnerships at America's multi-user spaceport on Thursday, July 6, during a visit to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Pence commenced his visit at Shuttle Landing Facility, the former space shuttle landing strip now leased and operated by Space Florida.

Jul 09 08:18

Donald Trump says time to work 'constructively' with Russia

US President Donald Trump said today it was time to work "constructively" with Russia, saying his counterpart Vladimir Putin had "vehemently denied" meddling in the 2016 election.
"I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election," Trump said after returning from Europe where he met Putin for the first time. "He vehemently denied it. I've already given my opinion....."

Jul 09 08:11

How teachers, firemen and college endowments ended up enriching America’s hedge fund billionaires

Public pensions and college endowments are some of the biggest investors in hedge funds, investment vehicles that have made their managers some of the wealthiest people in the world.Middlemen funnel this public money into the hedge funds, as do funds of funds. All of them collect fees.Pensions could have been better off investing in cash than in hedge funds, largely because of the high fees investors pay hedge fund managers. Hedge funds haven’t met the expectations for endowments over the past several years, either.

Jul 09 06:52

A Supercomputer Is Betting on a Market Crash in the Months Ahead

One of the world's most powerful supercomputers, retrofitted for trading the stock market, appears to be betting on a crash in the months ahead.

Jul 09 05:21

6 month summary of Syrian war 2017

July 8, 2017

Jul 08 20:15

Israel ‘giving secret aid to Syrian rebels’, report says

Israel has allegedly provided Syrian rebels with substantial funding and aid in order to maintain a buffer zone in the Golan Heights border area between the country and its war-torn neighbour, it has emerged.

The Israeli authorities have provided significant amounts of cash, food, fuel and medical supplies to Sunni rebels fighting against Bashar al-Assad’s government, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing "half a dozen rebels and three people familiar with Israel's thinking."

Is is well known that Israel has provided medical help for Syrian civilians and fighters inside its own borders in the past. The authorities have retaliated to occasional stray rockets in the restive border region with reprisals, but it was previously thought that the Israeli authorities largely stay out of the complicated six-year-old conflict next door.

Jul 08 18:53

Mother Arrested for Letting 10-Year-Old Shop Alone at Lego Store

An upstate New York mom has been arrested for an unspeakable crime. She allowed her 10-year-old child to shop alone at the Lego store in the local mall while she shopped in a different store.
The horror.
Rochester station WHEC reports:
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office says a Pittsford mother is accused of leaving her ten-year-old child alone in the Lego Store at Eastview Mall while she shopped.

Jul 08 18:52

US Army says female soldiers should shower with trans soldiers who have male genitalia

The United States Army is now training active-duty officers to accept transgender individuals into the bathrooms (and showers) of that individual’s preferred gender, according to an excerpt from the official training manual.

Jul 08 18:21

Republican-Sponsored Citizen Disarmament Bill Headed to Anti-Gun Oregon Governor

“Today the Oregon House approved one of the most dangerous, hateful and mean spirited pieces of legislation ever introduced,” Oregon Firearms Federation alerted members Thursday. “SB 719 A, the product of Republican Senator Brian Boquist’s collusion with the most militant anti-gunners in the legislature, will now allow the police to come to your home and confiscate your firearms and ‘deadly weapons’ with no accusation or conviction of a crime. There is NO question this bill will cost people’s lives.”

Jul 08 18:12

ALL newborns will be given a hepatitis B jab after health watchdog says 96% of cases are among immigrants

All babies are to be vaccinated against a deadly cancer-causing virus which experts fear is becoming increasingly common due to immigration.

They will be inoculated against hepatitis B, which can trigger liver cancer, in a new jab that will also protect against five other diseases.

Every baby born from August 1 will receive doses of the ‘Hexa’ jab at four, eight and 16 weeks.

Historically, infection rates of the blood-borne virus have been so low in Britain that it has not been a major issue. But there is now serious concern that the number of cases is rising, due largely to immigration from developing countries.

Jul 08 18:03

The truth about SAS shoot-to-kill night raids, by the hero of 200 secret ops: Soldier breaks ranks to defend elite unit from witch-hunt but says illegal killings were ‘unwritten rule of our job’

An SAS soldier has sensationally lifted the lid on the elite regiment’s controversial shoot-to-kill policy in Afghanistan – the subject of a multi-million pound investigation by military police.

In the first media interview with any SAS member to take part in operations included in the war crimes probe, the former trooper admitted to The Mail on Sunday that illegal killings were ‘an unwritten rule of our job’ but strongly defended the regiment’s actions.

His gripping account of top-secret night operations in Afghanistan comes after claims emerged that SAS members had killed unarmed civilians in cold blood and falsified mission reports.

Jul 08 17:56



Jul 08 17:28

Democrat Charged With Hate Crime After Threats Sent To Vt. Democrats' Muslim Chairman

Man Charged With Hate Crime After Threats Sent

Jul 08 16:25

Did CNN Blackmail the Wrong Guy? Meme Trump Tweeted Wasn't the HanAssholeSolo Version

This is priceless.

CNN is being ripped apart on Reddit. Reddit sub-editors are banning links to CNN

and the Trolls are working hard :)

The Meme Wars have begun.

Jul 08 16:07

Chicago's Terrible New Plan To Force High School Kids Into The Military

A plan approved in May is set to take effect soon, forcing high school seniors to either be enlisted in the military, have a job, be enrolled in a gap-year program, or have a college acceptance letter before the Chicago public schooling system will give them their diploma. The obvious consequences of this new policy are problematic. Still, Emanuel doesn’t seem to care.

Jul 08 16:06

Europe's Liberal Elite Outraged After Renzi Says Italy Has "No Moral Duty To Take In Migrants"

"We need to free ourselves from a sense of guilt. We do not have the moral duty to welcome into Italy people who are worse off than ourselves," Italy's former PM Renzi wrote in new book, causing outrage within Italy's political establishment. "We need to escape from our 'do gooder' mentality," he said.

Jul 08 16:03

Not even Melania could break up lengthy Putin-Trump meeting, says Tillerson

The bilateral meeting was scheduled to last 30-40 minutes – however, the two leaders ended up talking for more than two hours.

"Several times I had to remind the president, people were sticking their heads in the door,”said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who, along with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, was also in attendance.

Such was the delay, the president’s aides employed Melania Trump to try and get the leaders to wrap things up.

"They even sent in the first lady at one point to see if she could get us out of there, and that didn't work either," Tillerson said. "We went another hour after she came in to see us, so clearly she failed.”

The meeting ended up lasting 2 hours and 16 minutes in total. Tillerson said the leaders had “positive chemistry” and “connected quickly.”

Trump later described the talks as “tremendous.”

Jul 08 15:58

The dumbing of an age: America’s public schools are failing, and here are the facts to prove it

When compared with other countries in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the United States has abysmal scores. This cross-national survey gauges the knowledge and skills of 15-year old students in the country, and going by the most recent results from 2015, they’re lagging behind their foreign counterparts. Out of 71 countries, the U.S. ranked 38th place in math and 24th place in science.

The aforementioned figures are nothing short of depressing, especially when you consider that education is the most expensive item in 41 state budgets, and that the Department of Education has an annual spending budget of $73 billion. Just as saddening is the fact that, when adjusted for inflation, the amount of money being spent on each student in American public schools has increased by a staggering 663 percent.

Jul 08 15:57

BREAKTHROUGH science study confirms that omega-3 oils halt cancer tumors

A study out of Aberdeen University found that eating foods like salmon, chia seeds and walnuts can increase your chances of surviving colorectal cancer. It is the omega-3 fatty acids found in these foods that stop the spread of deadly tumors throughout your body. After eating these foods, molecules are released that target and attack cancer cells.

To reach these conclusions, the scientists measured the enzymes created when 650 colorectal cancer patients ate foods containing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The results were then compared to the people’s chances of survival. Those who had the highest proportion of the omega-3 metabolizing enzymes in proportion to the omega-6 metabolizing enzymes had the best chances of surviving and their tumors spread the least.

Jul 08 15:55

This shocking map illustrates how much land the Federal Government really owns

Though most of us know the American federal government owns some land, not many people realize how much exactly is controlled by the feds. Today, they hold approximately 640 million acres of land or 28 percent of the 2.27 billion acres of land in the United States. Around 92 percent of all the federally owned acres are in the West.

According to shocking statistics published by Ballotpedia, the federal government collectively owns 47 percent of all land in 12 western states. Interestingly, states East of the Mississippi River seem to be less controlled by the feds, with only 4 percent of all land owned by the government. Given the very poor management of the government, many states are calling for a reduction in federal land ownership and more control for the states.

Did you know 84.9 percent of Nevada, 64.9 percent of Utah, 61.6 percent of Idaho, and 52.9 percent of Oregon are federally-owned?

Jul 08 15:40

Putin says Syria ceasefire agreed thanks to Trump as he’s ‘different than on TV’

Mr Putin said the truce was the result of the US changing its stance and becoming more pragmatic about the situation there.

Speaking at a news conference at the G20 summit in Hamburg, the Russian leader was referring to a ceasefire and "de-escalation agreement" for southwestern Syria reached by the United States, Russia and Jordan.

Mr Putin also welcomed the news that the US had appointed a new envoy to try to solve the Ukraine crisis.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has chosen Kurt Volker, a former US Ambassador to NATO, to lead US diplomacy on the Ukraine crisis, saying he had moved to fill the position after being urged to do so by the Russian leader.

Mr Putin said "certain precursors" had been established for improved relations between Russia and the US.