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"If all bank loans were paid, no one would have a bank deposit, and there would not be a dollar of currency or coin in circulation. This is a staggering thought. We are completely dependent on the commercial banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or credit. If the banks create ample synthetic money, we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent monetary system. When one gets a complete grasp upon the picture, the tragedy and absurdity of our hopeless position is almost incredible -- but here it is. It (the banking system) is the most important object intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it is widely understood and the defects remedied very soon." -- Robert Hemphill, for 8 years credit manager of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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Jan 18 07:59

New Earth observation satellite successfully launched by Japan

An Earth observation satellite, capable of obtaining high-resolution images, was successfully launched by Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Thursday.
The Advanced Satellite with New System Architecture for Observation (ASNARO-2) is equipped with X-band radar and was launched aboard a third-generation Epsilon rocket from the Uchinoura Space Center, in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima, Japan, Efe reported.

Jan 18 07:57

Napolitano: Did Donald Trump Change His Mind on Domestic Spying?

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Last week, I made an impassioned plea on Fox News Channel directly to the president. I reminded him that he personally has been victimized by unlawful surveillance and the political use of sensitive surveillance-captured data; that the Constitution requires warrants for surveillance and they must specifically describe the place to be searched and the person or thing to be seized; that warrants must be based on probable cause of individual behavior, not an area code or customer list; that the purpose of these requirements is to preserve personal privacy and prohibit bulk surveillance; and that he took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

About an hour later, the president issued a tweet blasting bulk surveillance and unmasking. Two hours after that, he issued another tweet supporting the enactment of the FISA amendments.

What’s going on here?

I suspect that leaders in the intelligence community hurriedly convinced the president that if he sets aside his personal unhappy experiences with them and any constitutional qualms, they will use the carte blanche in the FISA amendments to keep us safe. This is a sad state of affairs. It means that Donald Trump changed his mind 180 degrees on the primacy of personal liberty in our once-free society.

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Jan 18 07:56

Three scenarios of new super sanctions against Russia published

The head of the Russian Finance Ministry, Anton Siluanov, said that the Americans would suffer additional losses if they impose sanctions on Russia's public debt. Analysts expect that Washington will opt for a moderate version of sanctions against Russia. According to Siluanov, foreign investors will be the first to suffer from the imposition of sanctions against the Russian public debt. Should the purchase of Russian government bonds be banned, foreign buyers of the Russian public debt, who have invested $25 billion in federal bonds in the last two years, will lose their revenues. According to Alor Broker analysts, one may consider "positive," "moderate" and "negative" development. In the first case, sanctions will be expanded solely by including new individuals and entities on sanctioned lists. This option will not entail restrictions on federal bonds deals in February.

Jan 18 07:54

Student's videos containing racial slurs quickly condemned

A University of Alabama student repeatedly used a racial slur in videos posted on social media, prompting immediate condemnation from school officials and her apparent expulsion Wednesday.

Jan 18 07:53

AMISH FAMILY ORDERED TO USE ELECTRICITY

The Yoder family abstains from using electricity due to their religious beliefs, especially when the public grid is the source of the power. Instead of the modern-day sewer system, the family uses an “old-fashioned privy” — an outhouse — that doesn’t require electricity or running water.

However, Warren County ordered the Yoder’s connect to the municipal utilities “without further delay,” an act that the Yoder’s have fought the city over because connecting to the public line requires them to also install an electric grinder pump, a device that directs waste away from their home.

Jan 18 07:53

Apple factory conditions lead to '90 per cent of workforce taken to hospital'

A REPORT into working conditions at a factory in China that makes iPhones has spoken of exposure to toxic hazards, long hours, poor pay and that environmental pollution is part of the process.



Jan 18 07:53

Bitconnect Abruptly Shuts Down, Crypto Currency Collapses; BCC Holders On Suicide Watch

Crypto currency Bitconnect (BCC) plunged from $321 to a tad over $35 today, a drop of more than 86% after regulators from state authorities issued cease and desist letters for unauthorized sale of securities. That's right. Just because your shit is on the blockchain, that doesn't mean you get to solicit your fucking Ponzi scheme to people in America. State regulators will have something to say about that.

Jan 18 07:52

Ann Curry: ‘Climate’ of Sexual Harassment ‘Pervasive’ at NBC News

Former Today Show co-host Ann Curry dropped the bombshell Wednesday with the admission that there was a “climate” of sexual harassment during her years at NBC News. She agreed that this climate of sexual harassment was “pervasive,” and ended her answer with a definitive “Yes. Period.”

Curry also volunteered that she “is not surprised by the allegations” against her former co-host Matt Lauer, who was fired in November over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The pertinent portions of the transcript are below.

As of now, a total of NINE employees at NBC who stand accused of some sort of misconduct. Along with Lauer, there is Hardball host Chris Matthews (still employed) , Mark Halperin (fired), sports anchor Mike Tirico (new hire, despite the allegations), Larry Gaetano (fired executive), Harold Ford Jr. (suspended), Matt Zimmerman (fired executive), Alec Baldwin (still employed), and David Corn (suspended).

Jan 18 07:52

Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ to Become TV Series Despite Accuracy Concerns

According to the report, Endeavor Content has bought the rights to the best-selling book for a seven-figure fee — the largest deal in the company’s history — and will soon look for a network to help produce the show. Wolff will serve as an executive producer for the series, alongside longtime Channel 4 and BBC executive Michael Jackson.

The book, which went out earlier this month ahead of its planned release, sent shockwaves across the political world over a number of incendiary claims it makes about the first year of the Trump presidency.

However, the accuracy of many of the claims has been widely disputed, with Wolff admitting early on that “looseness with the truth” is an “elemental thread of the book.”

Jan 18 07:51

USA to crush Russia's space industry in 2019

Journalist Matthew Bodner suggested in his column for Space News that Russia's state-run space corporation Roscosmos could find itself in a very difficult financial situation if the US refuses to buy both seats on manned Soyuz spaceships and engines for Atlas 5 rockets from Russia. The author refers to Russian analyst Pavel Luzin, who claimed that about 50 percent of the budget of Roscosmos for the Federal Space Program for 2016-2025 (1.4 trillion rubles or $24 billion) is devoted to manned programs. In 2018, the cost of one ticket to space for a US astronaut on board the Soyuz spaceship will grow to $81 million. Thus, every American astronaut contributes up to five percent of Roscosmos annual budget, Luzin assumed. In 2019, NASA plans to stop buying seats on Soyuz. However, Bodner wrote, Russian officials do not seem to care much about the impending crisis.



Jan 18 07:51

Hungary outlines 'Stop Soros' legislation against immigration

Hungary’s nationalist government outlined legislation on Wednesday to tackle illegal immigration that it says is undermining European stability and has been stoked in part by U.S. financier George Soros.

Jan 18 07:51

REPORT: Senior FBI Official Shared ‘Russian Probe’ Intel With Dossier Author Christopher Steele

Christopher Steele has many old contacts at the FBI from when he was a British spy. He tapped into those old contacts in mid-2016 to warn about Trump’s ‘connections to Russians’.

It turns out an FBI agent revealed the name of Trump campaign volunteer, George Papadopoulos to Christopher Steele on October 1st, 2016 during a meeting in Rome, according to this report.

Steele had never heard of Papadopoulos. Why is the FBI sharing intel with a former British spy about an ongoing investigation?

Jan 18 07:50

TOM FITTON WARNS: “Tsunami of Information” Set To Expose “Obama/Clinton/Deep State Scandals”

Echoing statements he made on Fox News program “Hannity” last week, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton warned on Tuesday that a “tsunami of information” exposing “Obama/Clinton/Deep State scandals,” will soon be released.

Jan 18 07:50

SARA CARTER: Clinton Foundation “Hatchet Man” Grilled By FBI In Connection To Steele Dossier

A new report by Fox News contributor Sara Carter reveals “Clinton Foundation” hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal was grilled by the FBI in 2016 in connection to the Steele dossier.

Last November, Hillary Clinton infamously admitted on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah that her campaign paid for the discredited document.



Jan 18 07:49

Bernie Sanders: It’s ‘Unspeakable’ That Illegal Immigrants Might Be Deported

Sanders, appearing on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” said, “I, and I think I speak for the vast majority of members of the Democratic caucus, we’re not going to desert these young people. This to my mind is one of the great moral crises of our time, as you’ve indicated, these are young people who were raised in the United States, they spent almost their whole lives here, they know no other country.”

Jan 18 07:49

Report: ICE plans Bay Area sweep, may arrest 1,500+ illegal immigrants

U.S. immigration officials are preparing for the "biggest enforcement action of its kind under President Trump," in which more than 1,500 undocumented immigrants could be arrested in the Bay Area, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

Why it matters: The Chronicle reports that this is meant to send a message "that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state." It's expected to focus on those previously identified as "targets for deportation," but could include others that agents come across during the operation.

Jan 18 07:48

Brigitte Bardot accuses Hollywood actresses of hypocrisy

French film star Brigitte Bardot accused Hollywood actresses, who declared themselves victims of sexual violence and harassment, of hypocrisy. Most of those statements are simply ridiculous, Bardot said. Bardot stressed that Hollywood actresses seduce producers themselves to get desired roles, "and then, to be talked about, they announce that they were harassed." "In reality, it hurts them much more than it helps them," she said. "It seemed pleasant to me when I was told I was beautiful, or that I had a nice little butt. Such compliments are pleasant," the 83-year-old film legend said. Earlier in January, Catherine Deneuve, another outstanding French actress, and 99 other famous French women stood up in defense of men who had fallen victims of witch hunt because of their desire to flirt with women. During the 1950s, Brigitte Bardot was declared a sex symbol of Europe; she was comparable to Marilyn Monroe in the USA.

Jan 18 07:48

Now that President Trump has a Clean Bill of Health, Let’s Take a Look at the Democrats

Yesterday the doctor who performed an exam of President Trump in regards to his physical and mental health and therefore ability to function as President stated that the President has “incredibly good genes.”

The media went mad with the results showing that they could not pass the same tests. But this is nothing new.

The Democrats and their unstable MSM have a history of being mentally and physically sick!



Owl 1
Jan 18 07:48

Trump And Congress Must Reform America’s Wasteful, Failed Welfare System

As Congress and the Trump administration turn their attention toward entitlement reform, they should focus on innovation and incentives. The last time there was meaningful reform was in 1996 when Congress passed the bipartisan Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PWORA). But nearly 21 years later, the national poverty rate is about the same, yet spending on these programs has surpassed a trillion dollars. It is time to take a fresh look at what we have learned to determine the best path forward.

Jan 18 07:47

Kelly: Trump Wants Chain Migration Limited to Nuclear Family, About $20 Billion for Wall Funding for DACA Deal

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stated President Trump wants about $20 billion for wall funding and chain migration limited to the nuclear family in order to bless a DACA deal.

Anchor Bret Baier asked Kelly, “What does the president need to see on chain migration to bless a DACA deal?”

Kelly answered, “The president sees that we should control that — nuclear family, that people that qualify to come into the United States as immigrants, if they’re married, of course, their wife will come in. If they have minor children, the minor children will come in. But not the parents, not the extended families. So, that’s where he is right now. This is — you know, we can talk about this, but that’s where he is.”

Jan 18 07:46

President Trump Announces Much Anticipated #FakeNews Awards — BREAKS THE INTERNET! …Update: Awards Listed

Below are the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards:

1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

Jan 18 07:45

More than 2,000 flights cancelled as 57 million East Coasters - from Florida to Maine - are hit with snow, ice and freezing cold temperatures

A winter storm has broken off into two branches, one battering the Northeast, and the other bringing show and ice to the South

The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills.

The snowfall sabotaged morning rush hour even before it began, sending cars crashing into each other on major thoroughfares throughout the region. Officials urged people to stay off the slick roads if possible, and to bundle up and wear layers of clothing if they ventured outside.



Jan 18 07:45

S**thole Nations Update: Iran's Population Is Under Duress, and US Isn't Helping

(*What Part Of "USA FIRST!" Do They Not Get ?)

Jan 18 07:45

WADA doping kits broke during opening at Rio 2016 – Fancy Bears leak

Doping sample bottles used by the World Anti-Doping Agency at the Rio 2016 Olympics had a tendency to break when opened, a fresh batch of leaked emails, obtained by RT via the Fancy Bears hacking group, revealed.
The Rio doping laboratory head, Francisco Radler de Aquino Neto, described a “weird situation” with the kits produced by Swiss company, Berlinger, in a July 2016 letter obtained by the hackers.

“The Rio2016 [sic] Berlinger bottles seem not all to be standard and did not fit in the Berlinger openers. Forcing them resulted in breakage of the cap and sometimes it cannot [sic] be used to close the A bottle after aliquoting, e.g., photos in annex. Does Berlinger has a record of this kind of non-conformity?” The answer, if any was given, has not been revealed.

Jan 18 07:44

Man sentenced for supplying at least 18 pounds of meth to former Montana legislator from Billings

A California man who supplied former Montana Republican House Majority Leader Michael David Lange of Billings with at least 18 pounds and possibly up to 50 pounds of nearly pure meth in a large conspiracy will spend 12 years in federal prison.

In sentencing Jose Soltero, 44, of Lake Elsinore, California, on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Watters said it was “hard to fathom the devastation” caused by 18 pounds of meth being dumped into the community and that Soltero was “more than just a middleman” in the conspiracy.

Still, Watters gave Soltero a break from the 19 to 24 years he faced under the guideline range, finding credible his explanation for getting involved was because he and his family were being threatened.

Jan 18 07:42

China gears up to build a deep-space lab in Luxembourg

After reports of China losing control over its space lab Tiangong-1 surfaced, the buzz over how it's going to crash-land on Earth soon hasn't died down.
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However, China, it appears, hasn't lost hope. On Tuesday, a leading Chinese science-technology institution announced that it was going to establish a deep-space lab in Luxembourg.

Jan 18 07:41

Immediate threat from North Korea, long-term challenge from China a worry: Top US military commander

Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue, Admiral Harris Jr. said - without taking names - that several countries in the Indo-Pacific region are detrimental to stability in the region. "There are nations, entities in Indo-Pacific region that are disrupting potential for prosperity, openness & inclusivity," he said. "As like-minded democratic nations, we are burdened by an immediate threat from North Korea, long-term challenge that China poses and terrorism is real in Indo Pacific region in 2018. Multilateralism is way ahead."

Jan 18 07:38

Olympic Détente Upends U.S. Strategy on North Korea

North and South Korea reached an agreement Wednesday for their athletes to march together under one flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month, a powerful gesture of reconciliation that further complicates President Trump’s strategy for dealing with the nuclear-armed regime of Kim Jong-un.

South Korea, the host of the games, said it hoped a partnership in sports could contribute to a political thaw after years of high tensions on the Korean Peninsula. It came even as the prospect of war over the North’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests has loomed large.

For the White House, however, the budding détente scrambles its strategy of pressuring the North, with sanctions and threats of military action, to give up its nuclear arsenal. This latest gesture of unity, the most dramatic in a decade, could add to fears in Washington that Pyongyang is making progress on a more far-reaching agenda.



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Jan 18 07:37

Israeli military court refuses to release Ahed Tamimi

An Israeli military court has refused to release Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old girl.

In a hearing Wednesday, Israeli occupation authorities sought that Ahed and her mother Nariman Tamimi remain in detention for another 101 days, until the end of proceedings.

Ahed’s trial will begin on 31 January, the day she turns 17.

Israel’s military courts deny basic due process rights and notoriously have a near-100 percent conviction rate for Palestinians.

Jan 18 07:34

Digital Gold Flight To Physical Gold Coins and Bars

30% to 50% price drops in a matter of days and the loss of $300 billion in value is quite a knock for a market that was not meant to be in a speculative bubble.

In just 36 hours the cryptocurrency market has managed to make a fair few people feel very nervous as they watched crypto currency prices fall very sharply.

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Jan 18 07:32

Legislator suspected wind industry behind tracking device

The state legislator who found a GPS tracker on his pickup suspects the wind industry is behind it.

Rep. Mark McBride spoke to a Moore police officer about his suspicions late Dec. 4 after finding the tracking device underneath his pickup.

"He advised me of the possibility of a wind farm corporation being connected to placing the GPS on his vehicle," Officer Francisco Franco wrote in a police information report.

The officer wrote McBride explained he "is in the process of writing legislation against wind farms which could influence wind farm corporations negatively."



Jan 18 07:27

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.

A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet's temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in the journal Nature.

"Our study all but rules out very low and very high climate sensitivities," said lead author Peter Cox, a professor at the University of Exeter.

How effectively the world slashes CO2 and methane emissions, improves energy efficiency, and develops technologies to remove CO2 from the air will determine whether climate change remains manageable or unleashes a maelstrom of human misery.

Jan 18 07:19

Apple to Repatriate Billions From Overseas After Tax Bill, Contribute $350B to U.S. Economy Over 5 Yrs

During the 2016 election, President Obama mocked the idea that Donald Trump had a "magic wand" which could bring jobs back to America.

It turns out Trump was right, though his "magic wand" is just common sense, pro-America, pro-growth economic policies.

"Apple said it expects to pay about $38 billion in taxes for the horde of cash it plans to bring back to the United States. This implies it will repatriate virtually all of its $250 billion in overseas cash," CNBC reports.

Jan 18 06:34

Showdown Over A Gov't Shutdown — Credit The Dems, Not The GOP

(*who feels they need them ?)



Jan 18 06:32

Obama Is Returning to Politics in 2018, and Trump Should Be Worried

If President Donald Trump and the Republican Party were already worried about defending their majorities in the House and Senate come November, they will now have another major factor to contend with: Barack Obama.

Jan 18 06:31

Apple says it will invest $350 billion in the U.S. over the next five years

Apple is making a major investment in the U.S. economy.
In a release on Wednesday afternoon, the world’s largest publicly-traded company said it would make a “direct contribution” of $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years.

Jan 18 06:13

TRUMP NAILS IT: ‘RUSSIA IS NOT HELPING US AT ALL WITH NORTH KOREA’

President Donald Trump is blaming Russia for failing to ratchet up economic pressure on North Korea.

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Owl 2
Jan 18 02:45

It's All Right Ma... I'm Only Bleeding!

Many thanks to Bob Dylan's great song of the same name. What rankles me is how so many of my friends, neighbors and acquaintances seem to accept how far down the rabbit hole our Amerikan society has fallen. We live under the broken umbrella of an empire that cares not to protect the overwhelming majority of us. We live under the auspices of a regime that spends half or our hard earned tax dollars on phony wars, illegal foreign occupations and excessive militarism at home. Yet, most of the lemmings I cohabit with are only concerned about tripe news on sexual scandals and other base events that have nothing to do with their health or financial well being. For every person who can profit from this insane stock market run up, there are a thousand times more folks who are lucky to afford the bare necessities of life. Many of us, even we who earn more than the median income level, still walk around with missing teeth, knees and necks in need of operative repair and so on.

We Amerikans have become like those serfs on the feudal manors, working hard and still bowing and scraping when the lord of the manor passes>>>

Jan 18 02:27

‘Very possible’ that N. Korea crisis can’t be resolved peacefully – Trump

It's “very possible” the standoff with North Korea might not be resolved peacefully, Donald Trump has said in an exclusive interview with Reuters, and he's not sure if the inter-Korean dialogue will lead to “anything meaningful.”

“I’d sit down, but I‘m not sure that sitting down will solve the problem,” Trump said.

“I am not sure that talks will lead to anything meaningful” since they have been going on for 25 years now.

The remarks come after Trump’s statement earlier in January, in which he said he is “absolutely” willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un if certain conditions are met.

Tensions with Pyongyang have escalated dramatically since Trump came to power in January>>>

Jan 18 02:18

'If US is sidelined, 2 Koreas can work towards peace and stability'

The US is interfering with the ongoing Korean talks, which Seoul hopes will eventually lead to the denuclearization of the entire peninsula, security analyst Charles Shoebridge told RT.

The third session of inter-Korean talks in a week signalled a significant breakthrough in the frosty ties between the two Koreas. And while the thaw in relations was welcomed by Seoul, the recent rapprochement was greeted with skepticism by 20 foreign ministers of the so-called "Vancouver Group," which defended South Korea during the Korean War more than five decades ago.

The US is adamant that it will apply not only economic and diplomatic pressure, but also issue military threats to force N. Korea to disarm.>>>



Jan 18 00:40

The coverage of a disaster in Chile revealed religious divisions among the world’s press.

Late in 1863, a wayward lamp propelled an old church in Santiago, Chile, into world news. On the night of 8 December, members of the Archicofradía del Inmaculado Corazón de María (the Daughters of Mary) packed the Iglesia de la Compañía to celebrate the Immaculate Conception. Thousands of lamps and candles flickered, while banners and paper flowers decked the altars and columns.....

January 17, 2018

Jan 17 22:57

A Novel of Machiavelli and the Borgias.

Sarah Dunant continues her narrative on the campaigns of the Borgia pope, Alexander VI, to carve out a family possession in Italy. Florence is hanging on to its Republican status, having booted out the Medici in 1494, while, elsewhere, old noble families are knocked aside by the mercenaries they had depended upon. One of them, Vitellozzo Vitelli, is driven by revenge for Florence’s execution of his brother, siding with and then double-crossing the pope’s eldest son, Cesare Borgia, the novel’s central character. Vitelli is garroted for his pains. The Borgias have little regard for the Italian nobles who dominate the peninsula. As outsiders, they can afford to be circumspect, playing the Italians at their own superficial game. Pius III, who briefly succeeded Alexander VI as pope in 1503, came from a bankrupt Sienese family, whose founder, Pius II, referred to the Medici rulers of Florence as ‘more cultured than merchants usually are’.

Jan 17 20:14

Donald Trump blasts 'unfair coverage', announces 'Fake News' award winners

US President Donald Trump has declared 'The New York Times' as the winner of the 'Fake News Award'.

Among other recipients of Trump's unique award were 'ABC News', 'CNN', 'Time' and 'The Washington Post'.

Trump announced the award by a tweet yesterday.

The website GOP.Com - where the winners were listed - crashed soon after Trump announced his Fake News Awards.

Jan 17 20:13

Extreme weather conditions single most prominent risk to global economy: World Economic Forum

Extreme weather events have been seen as the single most prominent risk to the global economy by business leaders and policymakers, the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday.

Its annual Global Risks Report says that in 2017, the environment was by far the greatest concern raised by experts.

The report was made public just a week ahead of the World Economic Forum's 48th annual meeting that will take place on January 23-26 in Switzerland.



Jan 17 20:05

False active shooter alert sent to workers at Henderson City Hall

A false active shooter alert was sent out around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday morning to workers at City Hall.

Jan 17 19:07

Has Tutankhamun's tragic teenage wife finally been found? Archaeologists begin dig for the body of Ankhesenamun who 'married her father, her grandfather AND her half-brother' after discovering a new tomb

World renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass found the site back in July
Radar scans of the area detected a possible tomb entrance buried underground
He has now announced the start of the dig in Egypt's Valley of The Kings
If confirmed it could help to unravel the final fate of the boy king's queen

Jan 17 19:02

Potentially hazardous’ asteroid the size of the Burj Khalifa is heading towards Earth at 67,000mph

The 2002 AJ129 asteroid has been classed a 'potentially hazardous' by Nasa
It will fly past on 4th February at speeds of 67,000mph (107,826kmh)
This makes it nearly 15 times faster than the world's quickest manned aircraft

Jan 17 18:32

Goldstein Investigation: $10 Million LAPD Electric BMWs Appear Unused Or Misused

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department made a big deal about going green with a fleet of electric BMWs.
But our David Goldstein has discovered some of those cars are sitting in the garage.
Here is a full script of Goldstein’s investigation:



Owl 3
Jan 17 18:20

EU chief Juncker urges Remainers to find a 'way out' of Brexit as he admits he feels personally responsible for the looming 'catastrophe'

Jean-Claude Juncker has urged Remainers in the UK to find a 'way out' of Brexit
He made clear Britain could drop the Article 50 process or rejoin the bloc later
Eurocrats have sparked accusations of meddling by encouraging Remainers

Jan 17 18:04

Photo evidence proves the dead guy in the leaked photos is not Stephen Paddock

Photographic evidence available in the public domain suggests that the dead guy in the leaked photos is not Stephen Paddock.

No this is not a joke.

Jan 17 17:21

Marijuana Advisor To Sessions Wants To Drug Test Everyone

“We want [drug screens] to be routine in all medicine…” It’s bad enough in 2018 that the war on drugs still exists in the deluded minds of government higher-ups, just as some states begin to legalize recreational marijuana. And just as they do, Attorney General Jeff Sessions dropped the bomb that...

Jan 17 16:19

Breitbart Editor Raheem Kassam Defends Trump Brilliantly, Blasts Sadiq Khan Over ‘Shithole London’

If you've never seen Raheem in action before, it's worth the click. He is on fire here.

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Taboola
Jan 17 15:50

RAW | Turkish Media Shows Buildup Of Tanks On Syrian Border

Raw video from Turkish television showing tank deployment...

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Jan 17 15:16

Quit lying to us about Israeli-Palestinian “peace process”

Stuart Littlewood says Israel “won't willingly return the lands and resources it has stolen unless slapped with tough, sustained sanctions”, and “Civil society in the US and UK must end the conspiracy among their warped government “élites” that makes a mockery of international law”.>>

Jan 17 14:37

TUCKER | Trump’s Comment Is Forcing A Conversation Our Establishment Leaders Don’t Want To Have

Excellent tv. Tucker tells the truth about immigration from shithole countries.

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Jan 17 14:35

Scott Adams: How North Korea Can Become Switzerland of the East

Kim Jong Un went to school in Switzerland. He knows it as a country that gets just about everything right and does it without a traditional army. Is Switzerland safe from attack? Yup. Safer than just about any other country. Their famed neutrality is like a psychological army that costs nothing. No one has a reason to attack them, and everyone knows they won’t cause trouble.

See also: http://blog.dilbert.com/2017/07/05/solving-the-north-korea-situation/

Jan 17 14:32

Yemen's Houthi Rebels Claim Successful Ballistic Missile Attack On Saudi Millitary Base

Yemeni Houthi rebels claim to have struck targets inside Saudi Arabia after launching two ballistic missiles on Tuesday, according to Houthi military media. Some pro-Houthi sources also reported the destruction of a Saudi military base in Najran, which lies in southwest Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia disputes that the missiles hit their targets, with Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reporting that Saudi missile defense has intercepted one near Jizan Regional Airport, a busy transport hub in southern Saudi Arabia, though it is unclear what happened to the reported second missile.

Jan 17 14:23

Uganda Doctor: Eye Bleeding Fever Is ‘An Epidemic Already’

The horrific outbreak of “eye bleeding fever” in East Africa has forced one doctor to admit the disturbing truth. The fatal outbreak of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is “an epidemic already.”

Amid news that this disease is the same on the wiped out much of the Aztec population, Dr. Mukuzi Muhereza, from the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) warns that immediate action should be taken to prevent the spread of this disease, which has a 40% fatality rate, and as a virus, has no cure.

Jan 17 14:15

DHS Chief Tells Kamala Harris | ‘We Are Looking At Criminal Charges Against Elected Officials From Sanctuary Cities’

The best 60 seconds from yesterday's testimony...

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Jan 17 13:56

Jeff Flake's Anti-Trump Speech Attended By Only Two Senators

Senator Jeff Flake's second anti-Trump speech delivered Wednesday on the Senate floor was attended by only two senators, both of whom are Democrats.

Jan 17 13:55

Flashback: Jeff Flake's 15yo Son Gets In Trouble For Racist Jokes

Jeff Flake's own son doesn't seem to share any of his father's views, in fact he sounds like someone who posts on 4chan.

Jan 17 13:50

NYT Reporter Offers ‘Convenient’ New Theory On Clinton Dossier

Get a load of this Hillary-protecting garbage...

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Jan 17 13:49

22 STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL SUE TO BLOCK NET NEUTRALITY ROLLBACK

In one of the first high-profile attempts to block the FCC’s rollback of net neutrality rules through the courts, 22 state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit challenging the plan.

Led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the petition asks a court to find that the FCC’s plan runs afoul of federal law.

“An open internet — and the free exchange of ideas it allows – is critical to our democratic process,” Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the suit. “The repeal of net neutrality would turn internet service providers into gatekeepers – allowing them to put profits over consumers while controlling what we see, what we do, and what we say online.”

Jan 17 13:41

WATCH: PRESIDENT TRUMP EXPLAINS WHY HE DOESN’T GET THE FLU SHOT

Unless you’re totally committed to the flu hysteria, it makes s lot of sense to question the flu vaccine narrative.

Which is apparently how President Trump feels.

In a 2015 interview with Sirius XM’s Opie and Jim Norton, Donald Trump was asked if gets a flu shot. His response was informed by a common experience: after once getting the flu shot, he got more sick than ever, then vowed never to do it again.

In other words, many people get the flu after getting the flu shot. How they factor this reality into the statistics at the CDC is unknown, but in the worst flu season in recent memory, with half the people getting the shot, you have to wonder if the shot isn’t partly to blame for the high levels of sick people.

Jan 17 13:02

Sheriff Lombardo plans to encrypt all LVMPD radio traffic to block public monitoring

According to a source within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), Sheriff Lombardo discussed his plans to encrypt LVMPD police radio transmissions during a recent meeting with top Metro law enforcement officials, noting the need for Metro to change their radio transmission system in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting on October 1st, 2017.

Jan 17 12:42

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Seeks to Inform Parents of Vaccine Dangers Before Immunization

Pennsylvania state legislature Senator ,Mike Folmer, is seeking support for a law that would require medical professionals to obtain informed consent from parents, which would require that they be told of potential risks associated with the ingredients of vaccines. Folmer says the present laws limit parental rights to refuse vaccines and violate the constitutional right of due process. He also is planning a resolution requesting Congress to repeal the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act that shields vaccine makers from liability for vaccine injuries and prevents parents from suing for damages. -GEG

Jan 17 12:41

The Unhealthiest State in America Has the Best Vaccination Rate: Offit’s Orwellian Logic Fails to Connect the Dots

In a Daily Beast opinion piece on December 15, Paul Offit—one of the vaccine industry’s most strident ambassadors—puzzles over a seeming contradiction. How, Offit wonders, could the state of Mississippi, which has “the worst overall health in the nation,” have used standout “efficiency” to achieve over 99.4% vaccine coverage in kindergartners? Rather than seriously investigate this apparent enigma, Offit presents his ready-made answer and reveals his article’s true purpose. According to Paul Offit, Mississippi’s high vaccination rates are due to the state’s 1979 decision to make the government—rather than parents—the primary vaccine decision-maker for children.

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