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March 23, 2018

Mar 23 09:24

Trump Suspends Tariffs On Multiple Nations (Not China Or Japan) Until May

After unleashing the first shots in the global trade war, and facing some retaliation from China tonight, President Trump has decided to exclude multiple nations (and The EU) from steel and aluminum tariffs through May 1st.

This action confirms what Ambassador Lighthizer suggested earlier in the evening, which perhaps explains the negligible response to this modest retreat in the trade war.

Mar 23 09:23

White House Soap Operas Distract From Real Global Dangers

In the liberty movement, we often refer to the historical tactic of the Roman “bread and circuses” when describing the deliberate mass distraction of the public of today. In the era when Roman emperors supplanted the senate and dominated political and social life, it was deemed advantageous to create various forms of “entertainment,” often violent, in order to keep the citizenry preoccupied and thus less likely to physically act against the power structure as the empire suffered economic decline.

Mar 23 09:23

Trump administration approves $1B arms sale to Saudi Arabia, including more than 6,500 missiles

The White House told Congress Thursday that it plans to approve a $1 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, a package that includes about 6,700 U.S.-built anti-tank missiles.

The sale also includes support, maintenance and spare parts for American tanks, helicopters and other equipment already in Saudi Arabia's arsenal. Lawmakers have 30 days to act if they want to try and stop the deal.

The announcement came two days after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with President Trump as the royal started a three-week tour of the U.S.

Earlier Thursday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the prince that Saudi Arabia was "part of the solution" in Yemen, where the Saudis are leading a U.S.-backed military campaign against Houthi rebels that has been heavily criticized for inflicting civilian casualties.

Mar 23 09:22

Donald Trump's national security adviser pick John Bolton on North Korea, Russia and Iran

John Bolton, who has been named by US President Donald Trump as his new national security adviser, has a history of taking hardline positions on foreign policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay John, here's your rifle...

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Mar 23 09:21

The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine

“This is a propaganda machine. It’s targeting people individually to recruit them to an idea. It’s a level of social engineering that I’ve never seen before. They’re capturing people and then keeping them on an emotional leash and never letting them go,” said professor Jonathan Albright.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You are listening to a machine! Please do the world a favor and don't act like one!" -- Professor Steven Falkin, "War Games"

Mar 23 09:19

Germany demands answers from Facebook over data breach

Justice Minister Katarina Barley said the Cambridge Analytica scandal bombarded users with hate speech. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called to answer questions in the UK's criminal probe into the data breach.

Mar 23 09:19

Are Germany and Israel in broken-promise runoff for a UN Security Council seat?

This was supposedly going to be the year that Israel finally won a seat on the UN Security Council for the first time in its 70-year history.

Allegations surfaced last week claiming that members of the UN's Western European and Others Group (WEOG) agreed some 20 years ago to allow Israel to run unopposed for a non-permanent seat in the world's most prestigious diplomatic chamber.

Now Germany stands accused of violating that supposed deal.

Mar 23 09:18

Can the trans-Atlantic relationship survive Donald Trump?

From nationalism to NATO spending, the trans-Atlantic relationship under US President Donald Trump is worse than it has been in decades. But, note practitioners and scholars, it doesn't have to stay that way.

Mar 23 09:18

Guccifer (Marcel Lehel Lazar) Says Guccifer 2.0 was a Creation of the NSA and US State Department and at Least 10 Groups or Individuals Breached Hillary’s Private Server!

Crooked and corrupt Assistant US AG Rod Rosenstein is holding a cyber law enforcement announcement today where’s he’s expected to announce that the corrupt Mueller investigation is taking over the Guccifer 2 investigation. But Guccifer (1) says that Guccifer 2 is a creation of the NSA and US State Department!?!

Mar 23 09:18

Preschool director arrested for pulling knife, telling 4-year-old she would ‘cut his fingers off’

The director of a New Jersey preschool faces multiple charges after allegedly pulling a knife on a 4-year-old child and threatening to cut him.
Adetokunbo Akinnaso, the 64-year-old director of Dawn To Dusk Christian Childcare and Learning Center in Plainfield, was charged with two counts of cruelty or neglect of children, a fourth-degree offense. She could face up to 18 months in state prison if convicted.

Mar 23 09:17

Asian market CRASHES over 500 POINTS amid US-China superpower trade WAR

THE Asian market crashed by over 500 points as it opened this morning amid fears of a superpower trade war emerging following Donald Trump’s newly announced $60billion tariff on China, it has emerged.

Mar 23 09:17

Cop sucked suicidal man's toes and sexually assaulted him at hospital, Chicago police say

A man who was being held by police on a misdemeanor charge was sexually assaulted twice by one of his guards while he was at the hospital on Feb 3., prosecutors say. Now Officer Carlyle Calhoun, 46, a 10-year-veteran of the police force, faces multiple charges in the alleged assault.

Mar 23 09:17

Markets Have Gone “Thelma and Louise”

The movie “Thelma and Louise” was released in 1991. One theme it discussed was “crossing over” or going beyond the point of no return. The consequences were tragic.

Mar 23 09:16

EU recalls Russia envoy, backs UK belief Moscow ‘highly likely’ responsible for Skripal poisoning

EU leaders see “no plausible alternative explanation” for the Skripal poisoning and are set to recall their ambassador to Russia for consultations, pressured by the UK to hold the Kremlin responsible for it without due process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Great Britain and the EU are trying to "Iraq" Russia, building a case that Russia has chemical weapons of mass destruction and must be attacked now to stop Russia from using chemical weapons on ... someone.

My concern here is that for this to succeed, there will have to be a false-flag chemical weapons attack on a wide scale, to be blamed on Russia.

Mar 23 09:14

Democrat Protest Leader David Hogg Rejects School Policy of Clear Backpacks: “It’s Embarrassing!”

Democrat protest leader David Hogg wants to take away your Second Amendment rights.

But David Hogg believes clear backpacks is too much of a stretch.

Parkland School district wants to enforce a new clear backpack rule.

But Hogg thinks this is going too far.

Clear backpacks are a constitutional right.

But guns need to be confiscated.

Mar 23 09:06

Rozeff: Bolton Is Trump's Bad Cop

Michael Rozeff says President Trump appointed John Bolton not because he wants war, but because Bolton's hawkish stances will make other nations more likely to make deals.

"Trump does not want war with Iran, North Korea, Russia or China. He wants deals. Trump is not your usual war/peace politician or president. He thinks in terms of deals that bring advantage to his side."

Mar 23 09:04

Democrat Anti-Gun Darling David Hogg Goes on Profanity Laced Rant Against NRA

This kid’s 15 minutes of fame was up about 20 minutes ago, yet the left still props him up like he’s some sort of voice of reason in the gun control debate.

David Hogg, who has been climbing on the backs of his dead classmates in an attempt to push the Democrat line on gun control, gun bans, and gun confiscation, went on a profanity-laced tirade against the NRA and its members.

Hogg is shown in an interview with The Outline ranting in an almost unhinged manner, calling the NRA “pathetic f***ers that want to keep killing our children.”

Of those politicians supporting the NRA, the Democrat darling rages, “It just makes me think what sick f***ers out there want to continue to sell more guns, murder more children, and honestly just get reelected.”

“What type of s***ty person does that?” the uneducated young man continued. “They could have blood from children splattered all over their faces and they wouldn’t take action, because they all still see these dollar signs.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I see this as a sign that the gun-grabbers know they are losing this debate.

Owl 1
Mar 23 09:03

Dick’s Sporting Goods Experiences Backlash Following Gun Ban

The retail outlet’s stock value plummeted to its lowest point in four months after their latest quarterly report revealed that both profits and sales had fallen short of expectations.

Shares of stock in Dick’s, which had initially risen as much as 13 percent this year, dropped by 7.3 percent in recent post-report trading. That came on the heels of news that fourth quarter profit per share and total shares had missed their projections.

It was also revealed that same-store sales had declined far more than predicted.

Mar 23 09:03

Revealed: Forced sterilization programs in California harmed more than 20,000 from 1918 to 1953 – particularly Latinas

In the first half of the 20th century, approximately 60,000 people were sterilized under U.S. eugenics programs. Eugenic laws in 32 states empowered government officials in public health, social work and state institutions to render people they deemed 'unfit' infertile.

California led the nation in this effort at social engineering. Between the early 1920s and the 1950s, Iris and approximately 20,000 other people – one-third of the national total – were sterilized in California state institutions for the mentally ill and disabled.

Mar 23 09:02

Hannity Gets Raunchy And Calls CNN’s Jeff Zucker ‘The Porn King’ For Stormy Daniels Coverage

Fox News host Sean Hannity dubbed CNN President Jeff Zucker “the porn king” Thursday, for constantly covering the Stormy Daniels story.

Hannity began his segment with a graphic behind him, featuring a photo of Zucker with the words “King of Porn?” He compared the media’s coverage of former President Bill Clinton’s past sex scandals to the current coverage of President Donald Trump.

“CNN’s new obsession,” Hannity said. “And we might have a brand new name for their leader, their chief, their CEO. Jeff Zucker. The porn king of cable news. Of course, porn king Jeff Zucker over at the bleep whole network, they’re not alone in their Stormy obsession. ABC, NBC, also featuring saturated coverage of this story.”

Mar 23 09:02

Americas End Is The Global Order…According To UK Insider…

Mar 23 09:02

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Warns Trump Over Veto

The government is only funded until midnight tonight. It’s highly unlikely that Congress will pass another spending bill, ceding to Trump’s demands.

This means Trump faces a choice: Either veto the spending bill and shut the government down, or miss his opportunity to extract demands from a must-pass law.

And now the pressure has increased on Trump ten-fold, as it’s being reported that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning him not to issue a veto:

Mar 23 09:01

REPORT: Kellyanne Conway Rumored To Be Next W.H. Communications Director

President Donald Trump has yet to reveal who will replace Hope Hicks as his White House Communications Director, but all signs seem to indicate that Kellyanne Conway is moving toward taking over the role.

Mar 23 08:59

Austria SCRAPS smoking ban in bars and restaurants to defend 'freedom of choice'

Austrian Parliament yesterday voted to scrap an impending ban on smoking on bars and restaurants across the country.

During a turbulent session in parliament, opposition MPs accused the government of 'voting for death' and betraying Austrian children.

The blanket ban, enforced by the previous government, was due to come into effect in May and would bring Austria more into line with the UK and fellow European Union countries, which have far stricter smoke-free legislation.

But the decision, championed by the coalition government, means Austria will remain one of the few dwindling number of countries where smoking in public spaces is legal.

Mar 23 08:58

China should prepare for military action over Taiwan: Chinese paper

China should prepare for military action over self-ruled Taiwan and pressure Washington over cooperation on North Korea after the United States passed a law to boost ties with Taiwan, a widely read Chinese state-run newspaper said on Thursday.

Mar 23 08:57

UK Court Allows Blood Samples to be Taken from Skripals for OPCW Testing

Moscow has repeatedly demanded that London should abide by the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and provide Russia with access to the samples of the nerve-agent which was allegedly used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

Mar 23 08:56


On March 22, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the villages of Baay, Basufan, Kafr Nabu and Burj Haydar south of the city of Afrin from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). According to unconfirmed reports, the TAF’s artillery even shelled positions some of the Syrian Arab Army north of the city of Aleppo.

Since the fall of Afrin on March 18, the TAF and the FSA have been slowly but steadily expanding their control south of the city. Some local sources indicate that Turkey considers an advance in order to take the town of Tell Rifaat, near which Syrian government forces had established a number of checkpoints.

Meanwhile, YPG members continue conducting hit-and-run attacks against Turkish forces in the area of Afrin formally controlled by the TAF and the FSA.

Mar 23 08:55

UK Prime Minister Announces Nerve Agent Type in Skripal Poisoning Investigation

Skripal and his daughter have been in hospital in a critical condition since March 4 and are being treated for exposure to what the UK experts believe to be the A234 nerve agent. The UK side claimed that this substance was related to the Novichok class nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of orchestrating the attack on the former intelligence officer and expelled 23 Russian diplomats as a punitive measure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To discover if you are being lied to, look for what should be there and isn't, and what should be there and isn't is a MOTIVE for Putin to do this at this particular time, just before his election, just before the World Cup, years after Skripal betrayed his country.

Putin gains nothing.

The Russophobes gain more Russia-bashing!

Mar 23 08:52

Israeli Man Detained, Fined for Urinating on Memorial at Auschwitz Museum

A 19-year-old Israeli man was detained at the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum in Poland Wednesday after he was caught urinating on a memorial to the victims of the camp.

Guards at the museum saw the man urinating on the monument near the crematoria in the Birkenau camp around 1 p.m. local time and called the police. The man was questioned for several hours before being released and agreeing to pay a $1,500 fine, the Jerusalem Post reported.

He could have gotten far worse: according to Polish law, the man could have been given jail time for desecrating a monument or other public place commemorating an historical event.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder if it was the plaque that lowered the number of estimated victims.

Mar 23 08:50

Funny, When Obama Harvested Facebook Data On Millions Of Users To Win In 2012, Everyone Cheered

Facebook faces what some are calling an "existential crisis" over revelations that its user data fell into the hands of the Trump campaign. Whether or not the attacks on the social media giant are justified, the fact is that the Obama campaign used Facebook (FB) data in the same way in 2012. But the reaction from the pundits and press back then was, shall we say, somewhat different.

Mar 23 08:49

Israeli Hackers Reportedly Offered Trump-linked Firm Cambridge Analytica Private Info on Two Heads of State

Directors at the company instructed staff to use data provided by hackers, and in two cases in 2015 employees refused using such materials, the Guardian reports

Mar 23 08:48

Massive Oil Fields In Texas Are Moving Up to 40 Inches, Now 4,000 Square Miles of Geohazard

It began with sinkholes. Two of them, gaping mouths to nowhere opening up as if to swallow the town of Wink, Texas. As they expanded, there were fears they might collide, morphing into one giant void.

They first emerged in 1980, and things haven't gotten better since. Now, an unprecedented study reveals Wink and its vast sinkholes are just a tiny part of a much bigger problem – a vast stretch of historical oil fields that are heaving and sinking, covering an area almost the size of Connecticut.

Mar 23 08:44

Rand Paul: Deep State Exists, Uses Intelligence for Political Purposes

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Tuesday during an appearance on The Laura Ingraham Show podcast that the term “deep state” accurately describes how an unelected bureaucracy of national security officials in positions of power exert influence without Congressional oversight.

“Absolutely, there is a deep state, because the deep state is the intelligence agencies that do not have oversight,” he said. “Only eight people in Congress know what they’re doing, and traditionally, those eight people have been a rubber stamp to let the intelligence communities do whatever they want. There is no skeptic among the eight people that are supposedly overseeing the intelligence community.”

Mar 23 08:44

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and other law enforcement officials will hold a press conference for a major cyber law enforcement announcement.

The Justice Department on Friday announced charges against 9 Iranians in a government-sponsored hacking scheme that pilfered sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and government agencies.

More anti-Iran propaganda?

Mar 23 08:43

House Probe Accuses Clapper of Misleading Congress

A House Intelligence Committee investigation of Russian election meddling has concluded that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper misled Congress about disclosing information to CNN.

The committee's final report on the investigation was approved on Thursday and now awaits an intelligence agency review.

Despite 472 days of investigation and thousands of witnesses, the committee stated in its list of final conclusions and recommendations that it found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump, his campaign aides, and Russia.

"The committee found no evidence that meetings between Trump associates—including Jeff Sessions—and official representatives of the Russian government—including Ambassador Kislyak—reflected collusion, coordination, or conspiracy with the Russian government," the list states.

Mar 23 08:43

Giddy Up – DOJ Admits They Have a Grand Jury Empaneled in FBI and DOJ Investigation…

Yes, the DOJ has to review the demand for evidence because release of those documents might conflict with ongoing Grand Jury information (evidence). Yes, that means a Grand Jury is impaneled, exactly as we expected.

Yes, that also means there are “law enforcement actions” currently ongoing as a result of the prosecutor assigned to reviewing the evidence discovered by Inspector General Horowitz.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sessions is using the DOJ "investigations" to block other investigations, but in the end, Sessions, like Comey, will do nothing.

Mar 23 08:41

Will South Africa help defeat Israeli apartheid?

I just returned from South Africa and I can report that Palestine solidarity is alive and growing.

People have held more than 150 events across the country for Israeli Apartheid Week.

Mar 23 08:40

FLASHBACK - Israel’s Racist Rabbis: ‘Hate the Gentile’

Jews must not rent homes to ‘gentiles’. That was the religious decree issued this week by at least 50 of Israel’s leading rabbis, many of them employed by the state as municipal religious leaders. Jews should first warn, then “ostracise” fellow Jews who fail to heed the directive, the rabbis declared.

The decree is the latest in a wave of racist pronouncements from some of Israel’s most influential rabbis.

Mar 23 08:39

McMaster Is Out, an Even Bigger North Korea Hawk Is In

Trump is replacing his national-security adviser with John Bolton, a persistent advocate of military intervention.

Mar 23 08:32

Global Trade War Fears See Precious Metals Gain And Stocks Fall

Market turmoil as trade war concerns deepen and Trump appoints war hawk Bolton
– Oil, gold and silver jump as ‘Russia China Hawk’ Bolton appointed
– Oil up 4%, gold up 2.2% and silver up 1.6% this week (see table)
– Stocks down sharply – Nikkei down 4.5%, S&P 4.3% & Nasdaq 5.5%
– Bolton scares jittery markets already shell-shocked by US’ tariffs against China
– Currency wars and trade wars tend to proceed actual wars
– Gold now outperforming stocks year to date (see table)

Owl 2
Mar 23 08:31

UPDATE: No Evidence Of Shots Fired At Kiel Schools

Kiel Police say they haven't found a gun - nor have they found a gunman - after reports of shots fired near the High School early Friday morning. Chief Dave Funkhauser at a Press conference said they're interviewing the staff member who reported it.

The staff member said she heard shots outside the main entrance of Kiel High School around 6:45am. Officers were already on site for security detail after rumors of a shooting at the school from earlier in the week. Officers immediately began a search of the building, and have found no evidence of a gunman. The perimeter of the school has been searched, and no evidence of any gunshots have been found.

Mar 23 08:31

Trump Says He May Veto $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill

President Trump said Friday morning he's "considering a veto" of the Republican and Democratic establishment's crooked omnibus spending bill.

Mar 23 08:28

David Hogg: NRA Are 'Pathetic F--kers That Want to Keep Killing Our Children'

Left-wing activist David Hogg said the NRA are "pathetic f--kers" who want to kill children in a cringe-worthy, profanity-laced interview earlier this month.

Mar 23 08:27

US Is Stepping on the Cuban Rake Again

The relations with the Republic of Cuba have long been one of the most painful problems of the United States. Even after the withdrawal of its main ally – the USSR – from the global stage, all the US attempts to get Cuba under its influence have failed. Lately, Cuba has acquired a new strong ally – China.

Mar 23 08:27

Citigroup Imposes Gun Control Requirements On Clients, Stockholders Be Damned

We've been told repeatedly over the last 30 years that transnational megacorporations have an obligation to rape our planet and our country because they're "legally obligated" to "maximize profit for shareholders."

Mar 23 08:27

Evolution according to Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef 

Israeli press reported today that Israel’s chief (Sephardic) rabbi Yitzhak Yosef called black people “monkeys” during his weekly sermon.

During his weekly sermon, the rabbi used the Hebrew term for nigger before going on to call a black person a “monkey.”

Following wall to wall condemnations by Israeli and Jewish bodies around the world including the ADL, the Rabbi’s office insisted that the rabbi wasn’t expressing his own personal views but actually “citing a passage from the Talmud."

In fact, we should thank the rabbi rather than condemning him. The grossly offensive statement he made yesterday puts Israeli current attitude towards African refugees in a historical, religious and cultural context.

Mar 23 08:26

Unhinged Samantha Bee to Hope Hicks: 'F--k You,' 'You Helped Burn Down Democracy, Bitch!'

On her show Wednesday, Samantha Bee told departed White House Comms Director Hope Hicks "f--k you," attacked her for her "pretty whiteness," called her a "bitch" and said she's going to hell.

Mar 23 08:26

Putin: Germans Should Not Be Forced to Hate Themselves Over Their Past

Germans should not be forced to "self-chastise and flagellate themselves" over their past, Russian President Vladimir Putin told state broadcaster Vesti News last week.

"I don't know how it seems to you and how the viewers will take my words but I have a feeling that there is no hatred of the Russian people for Germany, for the Germans," Putin said.

Mar 23 08:23

Trade deficit with China costs 2 million jobs to US: White House

America's massive trade deficit with China is estimated to have resulted in about two million job losses in the US, the White House has said, defending President Donald Trump's decision to initiate strong actions against China's "unfair" trade practices.

Trump imposed tariffs on about USD 60 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish the country for its "unfair" seizure of American intellectual property, a move that could escalate the already tense trade relations between the world's two biggest economies.

Owl 3
Mar 23 08:05

"The Tech Entrepreneurs are going to get rolled over in the next 5-10yrs, by the 150 people that actually run the world" - Chamath Palihapitiya (former Facebook exec)

Mar 23 08:04

Superintendent Says Students Are Armed with Rocks In Case of a School Shooting

There’s a rocky controversy when it comes to school safety in Schuylkill County.
The superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District is in the spotlight after telling lawmakers in Harrisburg his students protect themselves against potential school shooters with rocks.

Mar 23 08:03

Stormy Daniels' lawyer posts photo of mystery disc in a safe, teasing a ‘picture’

Stormy Daniels's attorney hinted on Thursday that he may have hard evidence that the adult-film actress had an affair with President Trump, posting a photo on Twitter of what appeared to be a compact disc in a safe.

Mar 23 07:54

Roseanne Barr talks about her presidential run, being a former friend of Hillary Clinton's, supporting Donald Trump

“I think you accused Hillary Clinton of being a murderer on Twitter, didn’t you?” Kimmel asked.

Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight

Mar 23 07:23

It’s Official: US Is Seeking Death Penalty In Drug Cases – But Not For Big Pharma

Unfortunately, his statements were not just typical Trump talk. They are now official Justice Department policy. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed Federal Prosecutors on March 21 to begin…

Mar 23 07:12

The Libor problem is also a US Dollar problem

Mar 23 07:07

Mother shares shocking photos of her three-year-old who suffered a severe allergic reaction to cheap makeup that left her blistered and swollen in an Illinois hospital

An Illinois mother has posted images on social media of the devastating images suffered by her three-year-old daughter after she bought her cheap makeup.

Kylie Craven said that she had no idea her child Lydia would suffer so terribly after she bought the apparently 'harmless, non-toxic' makeup from a local store in their hometown of Georgetown.

Within a day of applying the makeup from a set that included lipstick, blush and lip gloss, little Lydia's rash, blisters and swelling became so severe she had to be admitted to the local paediatrics unit.

Mar 23 07:06

China hits back at Trump's trade offensive with $3bn list of 128 US goods including pork, apples and wine that may now face higher tariffs

China's proposed tariff hikes in response to the steel and aluminum duties appeared to be aimed at increasing domestic US pressure on Trump by making clear which exporters, including farm areas that voted for the president in 2016, might be hurt.

'Beijing is extending an olive branch and urging the US to resolve trade disputes through dialogue rather than tariffs,' said economist Vishnu Varathan of Mizuho Bank in a report. 'Nevertheless, the first volley of shots and retaliatory response has been set off.'

The ministry said Beijing was considering a tariff increase of 25 per cent on pork and aluminum scrap, mirroring Trump's 25 per cent charge on steel. A second list of goods including wine, apples, ethanol and stainless steel pipe would be charged 15 per cent, mirroring Trump's tariff hike on aluminum.

Mar 23 06:59

Police storm French supermarket and shoot dead ISIS gunman who was holding hostages as it emerges he had killed a person before beginning his siege, where he killed two of his captives

Police have stormed a French supermarket and shot dead an ISIS gunman who was holding hostages as it emerged he had already killed someone before beginning his siege.

The fanatic, armed with a gun, knives and a grenade, had hijacked a car, killing a passenger and injuring the driver, before shooting at police officers in Carcassonne, south west France, and driving to the supermarket in Trebes.

There the Moroccan Islamist screamed 'Allahu Akbar, I'll kill you all' as he killed a butcher and a shopper while terrified customers either fled from the shop or hid in a cold room.

Mar 23 06:53

Walmart begins testing shelf-scanning ROBOTS in California that can check entire aisles in just 90 seconds

Walmart's shelf-scanning robots have started picking up shifts in some California stores.

The six-foot-tall robots come with a tower that tower that is fitted with cameras that scan aisles to check stock and identify missing and misplaced items, as well as incorrect prices and mislabeling.

The robots pass that data to store employees, who then stock the shelves and fix errors.

A Walmart in Milpitas, Calif. is currently testing the robot, but Walmart also has plans to roll them out to 50 more U.S. stores sometime soon.

Mar 23 06:51

Facebook gave information about 57BILLION friendship connections to academic suspended over privacy scandal – as it emerges data watchdog STILL hasn't got a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's offices

Facebook handed over data on 57billion friendships to the scientist who designed the app that creamed off personal data from 50million people for Cambridge Analytica without permission, it was revealed today.

The social network gave details of 'every friendship formed in 2011 in every country in the world at the national aggregate level' to Aleksandr Kogan's University of Cambridge lab.

A senior US academic said today it is proof that the social network had a 'pre-existing' and 'trusted partnertship' with Dr Kogan before they blamed him for the data crisis that has wiped $50billion off its value.

Mar 23 06:48

US Congress quietly slips cloud-spying powers into page 2,201 of spending mega-bill

For months now, US Congress has mulled new laws to strengthen Feds' powers to access American citizens' private messages and files stored on computers overseas.

Now, rather than actually debate and refine such legislation, lawmakers have decided to tack it onto the massive 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill [PDF] and seek to pass it by the backdoor.

The 2,232-page document covers $1.3tr in government spending from now until September and, if passed, we'll avoid a federal shutdown this weekend.


Buried on page 2,201 of the bill is the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act), which was introduced to the Senate in February and hasn't really gone anywhere. The bill would allow American law enforcement to obtain their citizens' private data from servers anywhere in the world, provided they get a US judge to approve a subpoena.

Mar 23 06:45

'R2D2' stops disk-wipe malware before it executes evil commands

Purdue University researchers reckon they've cracked how to protect data against “disk-wipe” malware.

Led by Christopher Gutierrez, the team has created a shim of software that analyses write buffers before they reach storage, and if the write is destructive, it steps in to preserve the data targeted for destruction.

Dubbed R2D2 – “Reactive Redundancy for Data Destruction Protection” – their work will be published in the May issue of the journal Computers & Security.

Mar 23 05:30

Betrayal: How the REPUBLICANS Are Gutting the Second Amendment

If you thought that Republicans in the Congress would protect our 2nd Amendment rights, you've been betrayed. Here's a look at the new budget bill that, if passed, would gut the right to bear arms for MILLIONS of Americans. It's already passed the Republican-majority House and Senate and is on its way to the desk of the President.

Mar 23 05:24

What ISIS Fighters Are Doing in Syria's Golan Heights, Near the Israeli Border

Shows the ISIS areas under Israeli Protection.

Mar 23 05:10

Tribe: Trump 'Orchestrating A Massive Cover-Up' Worse Than Nixon | MSNBC

Harvard impeachment expert Laurence Tribe says we are seeing a “slow-motion constitutional crisis” .... Tribe also explains why firing FBI official Andrew McCabe builds a “strong case for obstruction of justice.”

((Tribe)) lies, he knows McCabe was fired after a preliminary report by Horowitz to the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility made a recommendation to AG Session. Nothing to do with Trump.

This isn't about Trump, it's about Global Oligarchs paying presstitutes to subvert the democratic system in the United States.

Sedition:-Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent towards, or resistance against lawful authority.(wikipedia)

Mar 23 04:41

May: There's no plausible alternative explanation for Skripal poisoning

It's 'highly likely' that May is looking stressed. It's also 'highly likely' that Brexit is on the back-burner. The English need the EU to protect them from the nasty Russians.