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Dec 05 09:17

FBI Wants to Seize 4,000 Guns from Buyers Who Failed Background Checks

Federal authorities sought to take back guns from thousands of people the background check system should have blocked from buying weapons because they had criminal records, mental health issues or other problems that would disqualify them.

Dec 05 09:16

Apple agrees to pay over $15 billion to Ireland in back taxes

According to a top Irish official, Apple has agreed to pay Ireland around $15.4 billion in back taxes.
“We have now reached agreement with Apple in relation to the principles and operation of the escrow fund,” Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told reporters before a meeting with European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, per Reuters.

Dec 05 09:06

Jewish community in Iran: all you need to know

Iran, a home for Jews for more than 3000 years, has the Middle East’s largest Jewish population outside of Israel.

Most Iranian Jews live in the capital. In Tehran, there are 13 active synagogues that hold weekly services, five Jewish schools, two Jewish kindergartens, and a 100-bed capacity Jewish hospital. Although there are active Jewish communities all around the country, Tehran’s community is the most significant.

Link fixed

Dec 05 09:06

RON PAUL: GOOD NEWS, YOUNG AMERICANS WANT A NEW POLITICAL PARTY

I often joke that I’d be happy if we actually had a second party, as when it comes to the big issues – war, monetary policy, civil liberties – the Republicans and Democrats are more alike than different.

Perhaps that’s why a recent NBC News poll has found that nearly two-thirds of young people surveyed do not believe either the Republicans or Democrats are doing a good job and that a third major political party is needed.

I think this is an encouraging sign. I suspect the NBC News poll result reflects the fact that young people are not as easily hoodwinked by the mainstream media and by the two-party duopoly charade in Washington. This generation has grown up with the Internet and the abundance of alternative media that challenges what really is a one-party system in the United States.They have been exposed to many new ideas, including good ones like libertarianism and non-interventionism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, being in Congress is only about money and power, and doing the bidding of the large corporations which own our "alleged" Congressional representatives.

Dec 05 08:56

Michael Rivero – FBI Politics, Sessions, Bitcoin, and Censorship

Dec 05 08:49

Jewellery brand Pandora removes 'sexist' advert that asked if women would prefer an iron, an apron or a bracelet under the Christmas tree

Jewellery brand Pandora has removed a controversial advert which asks whether women would rather be given an apron or a bracelet for Christmas.

The Danish company was accused of sexism after the campaign was unveiled on billboards at Milan's metro stations over the weekend.

Targeting shoppers buying for the woman in their lives, the advert asks: 'An iron, pyjamas, an apron, a Pandora bracelet. What do you think would make her happy?'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't think that is sexist at all. And any man who doesn't already know the answer to that question does not understand his ladylove! I have, over the years, given Claire an iron, an apron (from Warner brothers) , and jewelry. The latter was the most gratefully received! :)

Dec 05 08:37

Dozens of Disney workers arrested in 'To Catch A Predator'-style child sex stings

At least 35 Disney World employees have been arrested since 2006 over alleged child sex offences, an investigation has revealed.

The suspects included a ticket seller, a concierge and a trainee tour guide at the Florida resort - and even a night shift manager accused of watching child porn at work while he wrote a church sermon.

Police caught many in stings modelled on the TV show To Catch a Predator, with undercover officers receiving explicit messages before the suspects agreed to meet at a home rigged with cameras.

Dec 05 08:30

Employer who stole nearly $3M in wages from 157 workers fined $500

A Vancouver-based employer who stole nearly $3 million in wages from 157 employees have been fined $500 by British Columbia’s employment watchdog.

Dec 05 08:29

Mass shooting targeting Islamic Center foiled by Jacksonville Police

Authorities say a Florida resident was planning to "shoot up" a Jacksonville mosque before his arrest on Friday.

Dec 05 08:21

Spraypainting, Window-Smashing Vandal Targets Boston-Area Trump Supporter Twice in Same Weekend

A vandal targeted the home and vehicle of a Donald Trump supporter with spray paint and a blunt object twice this past weekend in Somerville, Massachusetts.
The man sported a “Make America Great Again” sign in a window at his home and a bumpersticker supporting the president, along with a National Rifle Association decal, on a rear window of his truck.

The vandal smashed the front windshield of the Chevrolet truck and spraypainted “BLM,” an acronym for Black Lives Matter, on the hood. Paint on one side of the vehicle petitioned its owner to “F— My A– Trump F—er.” The front windshield displayed a common compound-word curse spelled incorrectly. The name “Bernie” appears on the front bumper.

On the man’s home, the vandal obscured the Trump “Make America Great Again” 2016 campaign sign with spraypaint. He also wrote the words, “Trump Is Next” on the house.

Dec 05 07:48

Trump calls Flynn indictment ‘very unfair’

President Trump told members of the press Monday that he feels badly for General Michael Flynn and said that the general’s indictment is unfair because Hillary Clinton had lied to the FBI last Fourth of July weekend and nothing happened.

Dec 05 01:29

Kaia Gerber, 16, reveals her very slender waist in aqua blue frill dress as she attends the Fashion Awards 2017

She is the daughter of legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford, and has proven to stamp her own mark on the industry.
And Kaia Gerber made a stylish appearance at the Fashion Awards 2017 as she rocked up to the event in an aqua halterneck dress.
Matching the glamour with her fellow attendees, the 16-year-old was joined by pop sensation Selena Gomez, television presenter Caroline Flack and model Poppy Delevingne.

Dec 05 01:02

Renovations Begin on Jesus’ Tomb in Jerusalem

Located within the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre contains two of the holiest sites in Christianity: the spot where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, and the tomb where his body was laid to rest after his death and before his resurrection. This week, thanks to a rare agreement between the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian churches who share responsibility and control over the Holy Sepulchre, a team of experts began much-needed renovations at the site. The church, a destination for Christian pilgrims since its creation in the fourth century A.D., was last renovated more than 200 years ago, after a fire nearly destroyed the ornate chamber housing Jesus’ tomb.

Dec 04 17:50

US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

A US military agency is investing $100m in genetic extinction technologies that could wipe out malarial mosquitoes, invasive rodents or other species, emails released under freedom of information rules show. The documents suggest that the US’s secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has become the world’s largest funder of “gene drive” research and will raise tensions ahead of a UN expert committee meeting in Montreal beginning on Tuesday.

Dec 04 17:29

EXCELLENT VIDEO | Gregg Jarrett WRECKS Mueller, Comey And Peter Strzok: ‘The Entire Cabal Is Corrupt’

Jarrett really REALLY trashes James Comey as he lays out the crimes he's committed.

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Dec 04 17:13

Feds issue 4,000 orders to seize guns from people who failed background checks

Federal authorities sought to take back guns from thousands of people the background check system should have blocked from buying weapons because they had criminal records, mental health issues or other problems that would disqualify them.

Dec 04 16:52

John Anderson, Former Independent Candidate, DEAD At 95...

Sad news. Here's some old footage of Anderson on C-SPAN and a few photos.

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Dec 04 16:34

BREAKING BOOM | Supreme Court Allows FULL ENFORCEMENT Of Trump’s Travel Ban…

Just hit the wires. Decision was 7-2 in favor of Trump.

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Dec 04 15:56

3 Facts Kamala Harris Doesn’t Want 2020 Voters To Know…

A blistering new report about Democrat rising star Kamala Harris.

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Dec 04 14:55

REPORT | Scathing City Review Faults Police Action For What Happened In Charlottesville…

A female officer who had been blocking the intersection where Heyer was killed, said she was scared and got permission to leave her spot a few minutes before the vehicle attack. And there are more blunders...

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Dec 04 14:39

MARK DICE | Libtard Blows $20 Million Whining About Trump…

Hilarious stuff from Dice on hedge fund snowflake Tom Steyer.

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Dec 04 13:40

DIRTY FBI | THE FIX WAS IN FOR TRUMP AND CLINTON

A must-read synopsis of how corrupt FBI agent Peter Strzok controlled everything.

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Dec 04 13:21

"Wreaking Havoc" - HP Installs System-Slowing Spyware On Its PCs Without Consent

On the heels of Lenovo’s massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users‘ consent, Hewlett-Packard is jumping in with both feet when it comes to installing spyware on its PCs without the consumer’s permission.

According to numerous reports gathered by Computer World, the brand is deploying a telemetry client (a system data that is uploaded by the Connected User Experience and Telemetry component), on customer computers without asking permission.

The software, which was first identified on November 15 of this year, is called “HP Touchpoint Analytics Service” and appears to replace the self-managed HP Touchpoint Manager solution. According to the official productivity description, it features “the tools you need to ensure all your managed devices’ security — and brings you greater peace of mind”. The problem is, it’s installing itself without permission and is wreaking havoc on customers’ systems.

And the consumers are noticing:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As we move further into the 21st century, the companies which create our computers, and this government, will be more and more in control of them, and the data on them, than we will be allowed to be.

Dec 04 13:12

BOOM! | Justice Dept Offers Up FBI Agent Peter Strzok After Nunes Threatens To Hold Rosenstein In Contempt Of Congress...

Looks like Rosenstein is starting to cave to Nunes threats as he agreed late last night to allow Dirty FBI agent Peter Strzok to testify before Congress. This is starting to break wide open.

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Dec 04 12:49

The Philippines: when the police kill children

After school, Kulot would earn less than a cent and a free meal for hauling buckets of fish for sale around the neighbourhood.

On the weekends, he mixed cement or loaded sand and gravel at nearby building sites, handing over almost all his earnings to his mother.

Neighbours remember him as everyone's favourite errand boy.

Then, in mid-August, Kulot went missing. He was 14 years old.

WATCH: Another child dies in Duterte's war on drugs
Eighteen days later, his body was found 100km from his home, in a creek called Kinamatayang Kabayo (A Horse's Deathplace).

His face was wrapped in plastic and bound with tape.

Police say his body bore signs of torture and at least 26 stab wounds, many inflicted after he died, some so deep they pierced his heart and lungs.

At the time of his death, the Philippines was already reeling from the murders of several teenagers suspected to have been killed as part of the government's war on drugs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My prediction that all the tortures and murders, particularly of children, are going to turn the Philippine people against Duterte, and his anti-drug war is going to simply leave the drug situation worse than it was before.

There is one European country which has had a successful anti-drug program, and that is Portugal.

What happened after Portugal decriminalized drugs, from weed to heroin

The results were stellar, in the general wratcheting down of drug use by Portugal's citizens.

Of course, because it actually worked, other countries, like the US government, are loathe to try it, because too much money, filtering into too many pockets, makes it too lucrative a trade to decriminalize.

Dec 04 12:44

RAW VIDEO | ACLU Honors Commie Kaepernick For Opposing Anthem, Flag And Country…

I support free speech, but the ACLU went too far with this award.

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Dec 04 12:35

Jared Kushner at Saban Forum: Israel needs peace with Palestinians before it can form alliance with Arab states – U.S. News – Haaretz.com

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Kutchner may be well-intentioned, but it is inexplicable to me that this gentleman is pathologically incapable of reading the facts on the ground, as Israel has manipulated them, to make it impossible for a contiguous, whole, state of Palestine, to exist.

And he needs to start by fully comprehending the realisation that Israel does not want peace but territory, and territory by any means necessary.

Has no one ever shown him, or does he not have the intellectual curiosity, to understand what the very notion of "Eretz Israel means, in terms of territorial expansion, and this is what the Zionists have been pushing for ever since the founding of Israel?

Let's take a look at what that territorial expansion, if realized, would mean for other countries around it, shall we?!?

Map: Eretz Israel, or greater Israel

Notice how many bits and pieces of surrounding territory get "gobbled up" by such an expansion?!?

Israeli Settlements Make 2-State Solution Impossible

Israel: 50 Years of Occupation abuse

The Israelis also make critically needed medical care for most ill Palstinians impossible:

Israel's Deadly Restrictions on Palestinian Patients

Israel routinely imprisons and tortures children, in order to "extract" confessions from them on what their older relatives may be doing or thinking, and have them sign those confessions in a language they cannot speak, Hebrew.

Military detention and torture routine for Palestinian children

Israel tortures Palestinian children and keeps them in outdoor cages in winter

It is threatening war against Lebanon, because of the presence of Hezbollah there:

A new ware could erupt as tensions rise between Israel and Lebanon

IF Mr. Kuchner cannot see that all of the above is not the behaviour of a civilized country, truly wanting peace with the Palestinians and its neighbors around them, but the behaviour of a country only wanting territorial expansion, at the cost of robust displacement and genocide of the Palestinian people, President Trump is getting some very lousy advice from him, and Kutchner should be sacked, and as immediately as possible.

Dec 04 12:29

BREAKING | Trump Throws Full Support Behind Roy Moore…

Story just hit the wires. Trump is now solidly in Roy Moore's corner.

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Dec 04 12:07

ALAN DERSHOWITZ | Arrest Of Flynn Shows ‘True Weakness’ Of Mueller’s Case Against Trump...

Great clip. Dershowitz makes a very good case on Mueller.

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Dec 04 11:46

Mummified iceman is set to become world's oldest movie star in new film detailing the life of the 5,300-year-old Stone Age hunter

A mummified Neolithic male whose corpse was discovered in a glacier 26 years ago will be the focus of a film giving a fictional account of his life.
Ötzi's body was found by German couple Erika and Helmut Simon, who stumbled across the remains, complete with tools and clothing, in the Ötztal Alps of southern Tyrol, Italy.
Its skin - covered in 60 tattoos - and other organs were intact and the hikers initially believed the corpse to be new, until forensic scientists found it was the world's oldest known human mummy at about 5,300 years old.

Dec 04 11:35

Trust in media grows under Trump, amid partisan split: survey

Good example of Faux news.

Washington (AFP) - Americans' overall trust in the news media has increased since the election of Donald Trump despite a rise in those who believe the president's claims of "fake news," a survey showed Monday.
The survey prepared for the Poynter Institute found a sharp partisan divide on the media, with Republicans and Trump supporters skeptical about news organizations and others more confident.

Dec 04 11:34

Bacteria Are Turned Into Nanobots Inside The Body To “Fight Cancer”

The news has little to say about these scientific discoveries, but did you know that researchers have been experimenting with programming bacteria to essentially become nanobots and transport chemicals to people’s organs? Researchers in 2017...

Dec 04 11:30

BREAKING | New York Giants Fire Head Coach Ben McAdoo

Just hit the wires a few minutes ago. He didn't even last the full season.

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Dec 04 11:27

What Life Is Like for a Million People in Puerto Rico Who STILL Don't Have Power

If you ever wondered what it would look like if the grid collapsed here on the mainland, the island of Puerto Rico is a tragic, real-life case study. These stories show us what life is like for more than a million people who STILL don't have power and running water nearly 3 months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated their communities.

According to a website showing the status of utilities on the island, four months after two hurricanes wrought havoc, 32% of Puerto Ricans are still without power and nearly 10% are still without running water. However, even those who have running water must boil it.

But statistics don't tell the real story.

Dec 04 11:11

After Steinle verdict, rep unveils bill to imprison officials who shelter illegal immigrants

There is already a law on the books. In the case of a death, the penalty is life. Indict SF officials and put them on trial for a life sentence!

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1324
Try enforcing this law. Governmental officials can be indicted now for harboring illegal aliens.

EXCLUSIVE – A Republican congressman plans to introduce a bill Monday that would threaten huge fines and prison time for elected officials accused of sheltering illegal immigrant criminals from deportation, in the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial.

Dec 04 10:56

America’s Puerile Preoccupation: Sex, Sex, Sex and more Sex!

As long as no one is held captive to the act and can walk away from the incident intact, it should be regarded for what it is, a temporary annoyance or an exercise in bad taste, which, as shocking as it may seem, we have all been guilty of at one time or another.

When I hear of adults confessing and shedding painful tears over some harmless act that may have occurred years ago, I become suspicious. If they were so severely damaged psychologically or physically by some unwanted assault, why didn’t they create a trail of complaints before surprising everyone years later with their accusations?

Dec 04 10:42

McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea 'increasing every day

White House national security adviser HR McMaster said Saturday that North Korea represents "the greatest immediate threat to the United States" and that the potential for war with the communist nation is growing each day.

"I think it's increasing every day, which means that we are in a race, really, we are in a race to be able to solve this problem," McMaster told an audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California when asked if North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday had increased the chance of war.

President Donald Trump remains committed to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, McMaster said, adding that there are nonmilitary ways to deal with the issue, such as calling on China to impose greater economic sanctions against Pyongyang. McMaster noted that Beijing's "tremendous coercive economic power" over North Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

HR, a word, please; what, precisely, please, does China get from the US for exerting its "tremendous coercive economic power" over North Korea to get it to denuclearize?!?

And just in case, sir, you are dealing with a really stubborn case of SMD (Selective Memory Disorder), are you having difficulty remembering that a couple of weeks ago, when China sent one of its top level diplomats/Negotiators to North Korea, Kim Jong Un refused to see him?!?

Kim Jong Un Refuses to see top Chinese Amgassador

I would also like to politely remind you that the US has, historically, begrudgingly acknowledged, and lived with, nuclear nations for whose leadership our leadership didn't hold much of a positive thought; Pakistan comes to mind here. The bottom line here, is we have learned to live with nuclear armed countries we don't like, and whose leadership doesn't particularly like that of the US.

That the potential for war war between the US and North Korea getting uglier, and from your perspective, more close, on a daily basis, is not solely the fault of North Korea, but also the faults of the choices the US government has made, over the last 60- plus years of the Armistice, to not negotiate a true peace treaty with North Korea, unlimiting and unsanctioning trade, and working with North Korea to enter into dialogue about their weapons program.

It originally worked with Iran, although Israel's Netanyahu is cheerleading for a US-led war against it; there is no logical reason that it cannot work with North Korea, except that the US government is hell-bent against really giving it a logical try.

This week, as you well know, there is a huge war game, with South Korean and US troops doing what can only be interpreted as a "dry run" for a bombing campaign against North Korea. This campaign ends this Friday.

During this time-frame, I would not bet against some kind of a "false flag" happpening, to be engineered to appear that North Korea did it, as the "justification" for mounting a full-scale military campaign against it.

But you are going to have to ask yourself, Mr. McMaster, in the most bluntly honest way you can conjur, if this false flag can be done in such a way that it appears credible to the Chinese government; because if it does not, this most probably means war with China over North Korea.

Just a few thoughts, sir.

Dec 04 10:20

Donald Trump pulls US out of UN global compact on migration

The Trump administration has pulled out of the United Nations’ ambitious plans to create a more humane global strategy on migration, saying involvement in the process interferes with American sovereignty, and runs counter to US immigration policies.

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, informed the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, at the weekend that Donald Trump was not willing to continue with an American commitment to the UN global compact on migration.

The announcement of the US withdrawal from the pact came hours before the opening of a UN global conference on migration scheduled to begin on Monday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What has got to stop are these perpetual wars, courtesy of the US government, which are causing these mass displacements to the point where accepting countries are dealing with a massive rise in rapes, murders, and suppression of the local cultures, faith expressions, traditions, and language.

Dec 04 10:20

Jewish community in Iran: all you need to know

Iran, a home for Jews for more than 3000 years, has the Middle East’s largest Jewish population outside of Israel.

Dec 04 10:14

Iran's Jewish community in Esfahan: We 'feel at home'

Esfahan, Iran (CNN)If you're looking for the Jewish community in the Iranian town of Esfahan, you won't have to search for long.

The main synagogue is on Palestine Square, right in the heart of Iran's third largest city. There are public prayers several times a day -- sometimes with more than a hundred people in attendance.

The Jewish community in Iran does not hide its heritage. At the synagogue, Michael Malakon leads the prayer service. He says he is proud of his Jewish identity. And even in a country that is so hostile towards Israel, Malakon says he can practice freely and that he has many Muslim friends.

Dec 04 10:12

COPS BEAT MAN — UNTIL HE DEFECATES HIMSELF — FOR PAYING $10 FINE IN PENNIES [VIDEO]

A Michigan man is seeking damages after court officers physically assaulted and choked him to the point of defecation for trying to pay a $10 traffic fine with pennies.

Sevy had gone to Royal Oak’s 44th District Court in February to pay his parking fine with his credit card, but the $10 fine would have cost him a $1.75 transaction fee.

So, he got a bag of $10 worth of pennies and submitted them to the clerk. But the clerk turned down the money. When he asked why they refused to allow him to pay in pennies, the clerk verbally abused Sevy. An officer then intervened, instructing him to leave the premises.

According to U.S. Law Code 31.5103, “United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues.” Those in government who refuse to take legal tender such as these pennies are not acting lawfully.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this is how Michigan cops interpret the phrase "to protect and serve", the citizens of this state have only one alternative; move yourselves, your families, and your businesses, and your tax base, OUT of that state, and immediately.

And do inform Governor Rick Snyder that you are now completely awakened to the dark reality that living in the State of Michigan can be extremely hazardous to your health.

Literally.

Dec 04 10:03

"ACCUSING SOMEONE YOU DISAGREE WITH OF BEING A RUSSIAN TROLL IS ADMITTING YOU HAVE NO ARGUMENT"

I shouldn’t have to write this article. And yet, here we are...

I don’t care who you are or how much Palmer Report you read: accusing someone who disagrees with you of conducting psyops for a foreign government is never, ever a normal or acceptable way of conducting political discourse.

I tweeted the above yesterday after noticing another uptick in the bizarre habit establishment loyalists have of labeling anyone who disagrees with them as Russian trolls. And, though I didn’t address it to her and made no mention of her, Louise Mensch took it personally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These non-logic arguments demonstrate desperation on the cusp of madness.

Dec 04 09:57

ELECTORAL COUP ATTEMPT IN HONDURAS

The current National Party government derives from the 2009 military coup which overthrew President Manual Zelaya. When Zelaya was kidnapped in the coup, he was flown directly from Tegucigalpa to the US Palmerola Air Base just 40 miles from the capital. After time on the ground there, with the coup leaders presumably consulting with Washington, the kidnapped President was taken to Costa Rica. In the face of massive resistance to the coup government, five months later there was a sham election which, according to Secy of State Hillary Clinton, made the coup a “moot point”. The election was widely boycotted within Honduras but given the seal of approval by Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stealing, or "nudging" foreign elections has been a CIA-stock-in trade for years; I would imagine that if the election has not gone to the liking of the current administration, it will be manipulated in another direction.

Dec 04 09:38

Planned Parenthood Is in Deep Trouble With the Law. This Could Be a Turning Point.

Just as news of the FBI inquiry broke, the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals declined to revisit its ruling that the state of Arkansas can redirect Medicaid funds away from abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, which the state is completely justified in doing considering the ongoing baby parts scandal.

These two major breakthroughs would have been inconceivable under the Obama administration, which repeatedly abused federal power to prop up the abortion industry.

President Barack Obama’s aggressively pro-abortion administration put the “bully” in “bully pulpit.” Under Obama, the Justice Department became a tool to harass and intimidate pro-life advocates, labeling them domestic terrorists alongside groups like the Ku Klux Klan.

Instead of investigating Planned Parenthood for the shocking, potentially illegal practices exposed in the videos, pro-abortion Attorney General Loretta Lynch decided to investigate the whistleblowers.

Dec 04 09:37

Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of generating its own AIs.

Dec 04 09:37

Texas prisons ban The Color Purple and Monty Python – but Mein Kampf is fine

Books including The Color Purple, Freakonomics and Monty Python’s Big Red Book are banned in Texas state prisons – but Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf and two books by former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke are not.

Dec 04 09:36

A New Bill Wants Jail Time for Execs Who Hide Data Breaches

IT'S BEEN A rough week for a lot of people, but particularly for Apple. On Tuesday, a security researcher tweeted information about a dire bug in the company's macOS High Sierra operating system that allowed anyone being prompted for system user credentials to bypass the authentication by simply typing "root" as the username and leaving the password blank. Apple rushed to push out a necessary update on Wednesday, but botched it a bit; if you hadn't yet updated to macOS 10.13.1, but had gotten the patch, your eventual jump to 10.13.1 would reintroduce the "root" bug. Not ideal!

Dec 04 09:20

“We Have A District Attorney Who Consistently REFUSES To Prosecute Powerful Sexual Predators” New York Prosecutors Accused Of Stalling Harvey Weinstein Rape Investigation

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is “dragging its feet” in its investigation into rape allegations against disgraced liberal Hollywood figure Harvey Weinstein, with the lawyer for the accuser noting that the cities district attorney already has a history of refusing to file charges against powerful sexual predators.

Actress Paz de la Huerta first accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her on two different occasions in her New York City apartment in a widely read Vanity Fair piece which led to an investigation being launched by police who originally publicly stated that there was indeed a case against the alleged predator.

Dec 04 09:06

NSA SECRETLY HELPED CONVICT DEFENDANTS IN U.S. COURTS, CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS REVEAL

During Kurbanov’s trial, the government notified him that his conversations with an alleged Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan associate based in Pakistan had been intercepted. The spying, federal prosecutors said, had been authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, which regulates the monitoring of agents of foreign governments and terrorist organizations. Kurbanov was convicted at trial and sentenced to 25 years in prison, after which he’ll be deported to Uzbekistan. He is an apparent success story for U.S. counterterrorism officials. If there was any doubt about Kurbanov’s propensity for violence, he eliminated it by stabbing a prison warden in California, an act for which he is now facing additional charges.

Dec 04 08:54

Golden Krust CEO killed himself over tax debt, fears of probe

The founder of the Golden Krust Jamaican beef patty empire killed himself amid fears the feds were investigating him for evading millions of dollars in taxes, The Post has learned.

Dec 04 08:54

Badass Nanny Takes Down Alleged Package Thief, And It Was All Caught On Video

An alleged package thief got more than she bargained for when an eagle-eyed nanny intercepted her.
Surveillance footage shows a woman hopping out of the passenger seat of a vehicle in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, and then running toward a home and returning to the car with a large package.

Dec 04 08:04

A Chinese girl, adopted by an American family after her birth parents were forced to abandon her 22 years ago, is miraculously reunited with her biological parents after a series of improbable coincidences

Twenty-two years ago, a heavily pregnant Qian Fenxiang hid herself and her three-year-old daughter on a houseboat on a secluded Suzhou canal, 120km away from her home in Hangzhou, and waited.

Dec 04 08:04

Of the 56 million abortions that take place worldwide every year, 45% are not considered safe by WHO standards. Most of the unsafe abortions take place in countries with restrictive abortion laws.

Despite advances enabling the provision of safe abortions at the primary care level, unsafe abortions persist and lead to a high burden of complications, maternal death and substantial costs, according to a recent global analysis.

Dec 04 05:21

Republicans prepare for war with FBI, DOJ: To file contempt action over anti-Trump bias

Five weeks ago, House Speaker Paul Ryan accused the DOJ and FBI of “stonewalling” the House Intelligence Committee’s wide-ranging subpoena for all pertinent information about how the largely unsubstantiated “Trump dossier” played into the DOJ’s decision to launch the infamous Trump collusion investigation. At the time, the speaker said the agency was preparing to turn over the information requested by the committee, but despite his assurances, the promised documents never materialized.

Dec 03 21:38

Divers find the body of missing three-year-old Mariah Woods at the bottom of a remote creek 25 miles from her home - hours after her mother's boyfriend was charged with 'concealing her death'

Divers have recovered the body of 3-year-old North Carolina girl Mariah Woods
Dive teams found her body around 5.30pm Saturday in a Pender County creek
Mariah's mother's live-in boyfriend Earl Kimrey has been charged in the death
Toddler had been missing since Monday and Kimrey was the last to see her alive

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