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January 17, 2018

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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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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Taboola
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 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.



Jan 17 12:32

Update: Judge not ready to release more 1 October documents regarding massacre

Metro lawyers are arguing to keep documents sealed regarding the Oct. 1 massacre and may bring ‘additional charges’ but against who?

Jan 17 11:49

NOprah: TV legend doesn't have easy path to the White House as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders outpoll her among Democrats

Biden, 75, who ran for president three times and demurred in 2016, leads Winfrey by 54 to 31 per cent, according to a new Politico / Morning Consult poll. Also leading Winfrey is Sanders, who was defeated by Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016. He leads Winfrey 46 to 37 per cent, according to the poll.

Jan 17 11:47

Flu drives hospitals into 'war zone' conditions: Tents on the street in California, 'state of emergency' in Alabama, and Boston is using GATORADE to plug shortage of IV drips

California hospitals have been compared to a war zone with emergency tents used for major disasters set up in parking lots to treat patients suffering from this year's deadly flu outbreak.

Scores of overcrowded and understaffed facilities are treating patients in hallways, turning storage closets into hospital rooms and cancelling surgeries to have more staff to tend to flu patients.

Jan 17 11:35

Workers at Apple factory toil for 10-hour shifts in loud, toxic workshops before returning to filthy dormitories with cold showers, rights group claims

Workers at a massive Chinese factory which produces parts for Apple have to work 10-hour shifts under harsh conditions and are not given proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections, a labour rights group has claimed.

Migrant workers, paid as little as 1,950 yuan (£210) a month, are exposed to toxic chemicals at their workshops before returning to filthy eight-person dormitories with cold showers, said the same report.

Jan 17 11:31

North and South Korea agree to form their first joint Olympic team and march together in opening ceremony

The two Koreas have agreed to form a combined women's ice hockey team
Their athletes will march together under a unified flag at the opening ceremony
Both sides held rare talks on Wednesday amid a thaw in inter-Korean ties
North and South Korea have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and will march together under a unified flag during the opening ceremony, South Korea has announced.
The two Koreas agreed to form a combined women's ice hockey team to take part in next month's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in the South next month

Jan 17 11:27

Facebook expands its investigation into whether Russian agents tried to influence Brexit vote

Facebook has told the Government's fake news inquiry it will expand its investigation into whether Russian agents attempted to influence the Brexit vote.

The social media giant previously said it found just three Brexit-related ads linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), and they were viewed by just 200 people.

But MP Damian Collins, chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, responded by accusing Facebook of not properly investigating alleged Russian meddling.

Today, he revealed the company is now expanding its probe to look for other 'coordinated activity around the Brexit referendum'.



Owl 1
Jan 17 11:06

North Korea and South Korea will march TOGETHER under unified Korea flag at Olympics

NORTH Korea and South Korea have confirmed plans to march under a unified Korea flag at the Olympics’ opening ceremony next month in an unprecedented thawing of relations between the two countries.

The Koreas also agreed to form a joint women's hockey team at the upcoming Winter Olympics south of the border, with the decision now waiting for approval from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Jan 17 11:03

With a risk premium for oil, the World Economic Forum worried by war

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This year started with political unrest in Iran, one of the main producers in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. That added to concerns that U.S. President Donald Trump would scrap the multilateral nuclear deal that lets Iranian oil flow through European markets at a time when market analysts are looking at a narrowing gap between supply and demand.

In a message on the New Year, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres issued a red alert instead of an appeal.

Asked about trends for 2018, Joe McMonigle, a senior energy analyst at Hedgeye Risk Management, told UPI there could be "a few geopolitical lottery tickets in 2018."

In November, analysts at Morgan Stanley said an oversupplied market for oil, a situation that pushed oil prices below $30 per barrel in early 2015, is a market that's more or less immune to geopolitical risk.>>>

Jan 17 10:59

Hitler’s Auschwitz bookkeeper to finally face justice as 94-year-old deemed fit for jail

GERMAN prosecutors today said an 11th hour plea for clemency by former SS man Oskar Groening has failed and that he is headed to jail.

Jan 17 10:58

Brussels SHOCK: Switzerland preparing to END EU free movement with Brexit-style referendum

SWITZERLAND has sent shockwaves through the European Union by edging closer to a referendum on ending its agreement on the free movement of people across its borders, sparking fresh uncertainty about its relations with Brussels.



Jan 17 10:54

Amid tension, China carrier group sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Chinese carrier group has sailed through the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the self-ruled island from its giant neighbor but no unusual activity was detected, Taiwan said on Wednesday, amid heightened tension with Beijing.

Jan 17 10:42

Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck

Residents of southeast Michigan were left a bit shaken Tuesday night after a big bright flash lit up the sky and the ground beneath them shook.

A flying saucer? No. A shooting star? Not quite.

The National Weather Service eventually solved the mystery, tweeting "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake."

Jan 17 10:32

Trump, Bannon, Deep State, and Chelsea’s Wedding. Michael Rivero - January 16, 2018

Jan 17 10:07

Newly Uncovered Russian Payments Are A Focus Of Election Investigation

Officials investigating the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election are scrutinizing newly uncovered financial transactions between the Russian government and people or businesses inside the United States.



Jan 17 10:05

Largest producing egg farm in the US caught by undercover operatives for severe animal abuse

An egg farm in Polk County is under fire from an animal rights organization that released video Tuesday, saying it shows chickens suffering serious abuse.
The Animal Recovery Mission, or ARM, said it conducted an investigation that lasted about three weeks during which an undercover worker was hired by Cal-Maine Foods' Lake Wales egg farm.

Jan 17 10:01

U.S. Navy officers face possible homicide charges over ship collisions

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The commanding officer of the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer, which collided with a merchant ship near Singapore in August, face possible charges of dereliction of duty, hazarding a vessel and negligent homicide, the statement said.

The commanding officer and three other officers on the USS Fitzgerald guided missile destroyer, which collided with a Philippine container ship in June, face possible charges including dereliction of duty, hazarding a vessel and negligent homicide, the Navy said.

Jan 17 09:57

Girls’ School Bans the Word “Girl”



Lockerdome
Jan 17 09:50

Liberman welcomes remand for soldier-slapping Palestinian teen

Defense minister says keeping Ahed Tamimi behind bars will demonstrate that 'anyone who tries to hurt will pay a heavy price'

Jan 17 09:46

Chrissy Teigen Boldly Offers to Pay Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney's 100k Fine If She Speaks at Larry Nasser Hearing

In light of the hundreds of allegations against U.S. Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nasser, and with his sentencing going on today (Jan. 16), news that one of the victims, Olympian McKayla Maroney won't be able to testify has left some very angry.

Jan 17 09:46

$10 Million LAPD Electric BMWs Appear Unused Or Misused

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:

Jan 17 09:37

Aunt of 13 siblings allegedly held captive tried 'for years' to get in touch with the family

The aunt of 13 siblings allegedly abused and held captive by their parents in a Southern California home says her family tried "for years" to get in touch with her sister but "she just shut us out of her life."



Jan 17 09:37

What Is New California? Rural Counties Want Independence From 'Tyrannical Government'

Robert Paul Preston dreams of splitting California in two to create the nation's sixth-largest state, topping New York in population. It would be called New California, and it wouldn't be liberal-friendly.

Jan 17 09:32

The Trump Peace Plan: The Language of Violence

In Words and Deeds: The Genesis of Israeli Violence

Not a day passes without a prominent Israeli politician or intellectual making an outrageous statement against Palestinians. Many of these statements tend to garner little attention or evoke rightly deserved outrage.

Just recently, Israel’s Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, called for more death and injuries on Palestinians in Gaza.

"What is this special weapon we have that we fire and see pillars of smoke and fire, but nobody gets hurt? It is time for there to be injuries and deaths as well," he said.

Ariel’s calling for the killing of more Palestinians came on the heels of other repugnant statements concerning a 16-year-old teenager girl, Ahed Tamimi.>>>

Jan 17 09:09

Trump’s Plan to Kill the Iranian “Nukes” Deal

The Trump administration has settled on a plan for sabotaging the Iranian Nuclear deal that does not explicitly violate the terms of the agreement. Trump will continue to suspend sanctions, as is required under the terms of the deal, but at the same time, he will warn that if the agreement isn’t changed to meet his specific demands, he will terminate it unilaterally.

“If at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately,” Trump said.

(*but he could always ch**se to deny saying it , at a later time)

Jan 17 09:03

The number of uninsured Americans rose by 3.2 million last year

The percentage of U.S. adults without health insurance grew by 1.3 percentage points in 2017, or about 3.2 million people, Gallup reports, based on its Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index survey. This is first rise since the Affordable Care Act was enacted and the single largest increase in the uninsured rate since Gallup and Sharecare began measuring it in 2008, though at 12.2 percent uninsured it is below the peak uninsured rate of 18 percent in the third quarter of 2013, before the ACA's exchange markets and individual mandate took effect. The jump in uninsured adults was highest among young adults and Latino, black, and low-income Americans, Gallup said.



Jan 17 09:03

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal Challenged in Court

Among the petitions filed Tuesday is one from 21 state attorney generals.
The fight to prevent telecom giants from engaging in content discrimination through practices like blocking and throttling is now being put to a federal appellate court. On Tuesday, several challenges were made to the FCC's recent decision to repeal net neutrality rules.

Jan 17 08:53

You Don’t Need a Telescope to Find a ‘S**thole Country’

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The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda understood how those who ruled the shithole country looked at the wretched of the earth. He wrote:

When the trumpet sounded, it was
all prepared on the earth,
the Jehovah parceled out the earth
to Coca Cola, Inc., Anaconda,
Ford Motors, and other entities:
The Fruit Company, Inc.
reserved for itself the most succulent,
the central coast of my land,
the delicate waist of America.

It rechristened its territories
as the ‘Banana Republics’
and over the sleeping dead,
over the restless heroes,
who brought about the greatness, the liberty and the flags,
it established the comic opera:
Abolished independencies,
presented crowns of Caesar,
unsheathed envy, attracted
the dictatorship of flies. …

The dictatorship of flies had its downside. It elevated the imbecilic and the inept, men whose main attributes were brutality, mendacity and thievery.>>>

Jan 17 08:37

Abbas Calls Oslo Accords Dead and Blasts U.S.: ‘Damn Your Money!’

(*"HERETIC!")
(*whitehorse souce)

Jan 17 08:31

Selco: Who Survives and Who Dies When the SHTF?

Did you ever wonder about the differences in how people behave in a crisis? Why some people survive and some people die? Are there characteristics that we can nurture now in good times that could help see us through bad times?

I'd talked with Selco previously about who lives and who doesn't in a long-term emergency, and a great determiner is a flexible mindset. In this interview, we go deeper into who can withstand the stress of an SHTF event and who crumbles. Today he shares his insights from the Balkan War.


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Owl 2
Jan 17 08:18

If you get this message, do NOT open it: Devastating Apple ChaiOS 'text bomb' can crash your iPhone or Mac with a single link

A devastating 'text bomb' that crashes Apple devices has been uncovered by researchers.

It works by sending iPhones, iPads and Macs into a frenzy after a malicious web address is opened in Apple's Message app.

The ChaiOS hack, which causes devices to crash and can delete all your messages, affects any device running iOS and Mac OS.

A fix for the issue, which is not the first text bomb to hit Apple, has not yet been created but is expected in future updates.

Jan 17 08:14

A password for the Hawaii emergency agency was hiding in a public photo, written on a Post-it note

On Saturday, people in Hawaii were awakened by a terrifying false alert about an inbound missile. Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency has said a worker clicked the wrong item in a drop-down menu and sent it, and that its system was not hacked.

"It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the changeover of a shift, and an employee pushed the wrong button," Gov. David Ige said.

But an Associated Press photo from July that recently resurfaced on Twitter has raised questions about the agency's cybersecurity practices.

In it, the agency's operations officer poses in front of a battery of screens. Attached to one is a password written on a Post-it note.

Jan 17 08:11

YouTube tightens rules around what channels can be monetized

Channels will need 4,000 hours of annual viewing time and over 1,000 subscribers

Jan 17 08:11

Is it a stitch-up? Fears Macron's offer to lend the Bayeux Tapestry to Britain could fall flat after TWO earlier attempts to get the iconic artwork across the Channel failed

Preparations under way to move the fabric across the Channel for first ever time
President Emmanuel Macron expected to confirm momentous loan tomorrow
But director of Bayeux Museum in Normandy said tests must first be conducted
French official says loan is still 'under consideration' and won't be before 2020



Jan 17 08:08

Oracle says SPARCv9 has Spectre CPU bug, patches coming soon

Oracle has told users of its SPARC-powered platforms that they have the Spectre processor design flaw.

A support document buried in Oracle’s customers-only portal, but seen by The Register, states: “Oracle believes that certain versions of Oracle Solaris on SPARCv9 are affected by the Spectre vulnerabilities.”

The document, dated today, confirms “Oracle is working on producing the patches for all affected versions that are under Premier Support or Extended Support.”

Jan 17 08:07

Hospital injects $60,000 into crims' coffers to cure malware infection

A US hospital paid extortionists roughly $60,000 to end a ransomware outbreak that forced staff to use pencil-and-paper records.

The crooks had infected the network of Hancock Health, in Indiana, with the Samsam software nasty, which scrambled files and demanded payment to recover the documents. The criminals broke in around 9.30pm on January 11 after finding a box with an exploitable Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) server, and inject their ransomware into connected computers.

Medical IT teams were alerted in early 2016 that hospitals were being targeted by Samsam, although it appears the warnings weren’t heeded in this case.

According to the hospital, the malware spread over the network and was able to encrypt “a number of the hospital’s information systems,” reducing staff to scratching out patient notes on pieces of dead tree.

Jan 17 08:04

High five! Caring Kate brings a smile to a young patient at Great Ormond Street (but is forced to go without her engagement ring three months before her due date)

Duchess, 36, was officially opening the completed Mittal Children's Medical Centre
Was presented with teddies by young cystic fibrosis patient on arrival at hospital
Met staff caring for young patients and talked to clinicians carrying out cutting edge research
Duchess left £300K ring at home in accordance with hospital policy on minimal jewellery
Later Duchess will visit a school to see work of Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative

Jan 17 08:01

Another round of click-fraud extensions pulled from Chrome Store

A security researcher has claimed that half a million Chrome users have been hit by four malicious browser extensions pushing click and SEO fraud.

Icebrg's Justin Warner and Mario De Tore spotted the extensions while investigating a spike in outbound traffic from a workstation in a customer's network. The company claims the four extensions had more than 500,000 downloads in all.

The extensions were Change HTTP Request Header (a legitimate capability is to hide browser type from trackers) and three apparently related to it: Nyoogle - Custom Logo for Google, Lite Bookmarks, and Stickies - Chrome's Post-it Notes.



Jan 17 08:00

Skygofree — Powerful Android Spyware Discovered

Security researchers have unveiled one of the most powerful and highly advanced Android spyware tools that give hackers full control of infected devices remotely.

Dubbed Skygofree, the Android spyware has been designed for targeted surveillance, and it is believed to have been targeting a large number of users for the past four years.

Since 2014, the Skygofree implant has gained several novel features previously unseen in the wild, according to a new report published by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs.

The 'remarkable new features' include location-based audio recording using device's microphone, the use of Android Accessibility Services to steal WhatsApp messages, and the ability to connect infected devices to malicious Wi-Fi networks controlled by attackers.

Jan 17 07:57

EXCLUSIVE - China prepares to deploy nuclear submarines at Pakistan's Gwadar Port: True face of CPEC?

China has already begun work on infrastructure required to station nuclear submarines at the Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan. This vindicates India's long-standing discomfort over the possibility that the true purpose of China's involvement in Gwadar is strategic more than trade.

Jan 17 07:43

Parking records reveal Stephen Paddock was listed as staying on the 61st-floor at Mandalay Bay on the day of the shooting

A leaked photograph of an MGM computer screen displaying the parking summary for the alleged gunman of the Oct. 1 massacre Stephen Paddock between the dates of Sept. 25, and Oct. 2, reveals Paddock parked his vehicle in the garage at 2:23 p.m. on the day of the shooting and was listed as a guest in room 61-104, contradicting the official narrative that only Mandalay Bay room 32-105 and the adjoining room 32-104 were rented by Paddock.

Jan 17 07:42

Nikki Haley Touts Success In Easing Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

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"No one should ever have to live the way the people of Yemen are living,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Monday. “We thank our partners who helped us make this delivery possible so that we can help the tens of millions of innocent people who wake up each day facing hunger and disease.”

(*Great Day In The Morning !)



Owl 3
Jan 17 07:33

Second US winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers' first quarter outlooks.

As the storm sweeps across southeast Texas and up the East Coast dumping snow, sleet and freezing rain, airlines have already cancelled flights into Wednesday in anticipation of difficult conditions.

Jan 17 07:31

Super Blue Blood Moon in the sky after 150 years. Here's what you need to know

After 2017 gave sky-gazers and space enthusiasts a chance to witness a rare total solar eclipse, 2018 is all set to give aficionados another treat.

On January 31st, the moon is all set to turn orange. Get ready to witness a rare celestial spectacle on the last day of January as the moon enters a phase of total eclipse aligning perfectly with the sun.

Jan 17 07:12

US Forcing Europe To Abandon Russian Gas & Buy More Expensive American LNG - Lavrov



Carambola
Jan 17 06:49

Beijing blasts ‘illegal’ US & Canada-led summit for evoking Korean War ghosts

China has criticized the US and Canada for holding a summit of nations, most of which supported Seoul during the 1950s war on the Korean Peninsula, saying evoking Cold War ghosts has no place in the world today.

The summit in Vancouver brought together foreign ministers and top officials from 20 nations, who agreed to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang through additional economic sanctions on top of those imposed by the UN Security Council. China and Russia, which both border North Korea and are major players in the ongoing crisis, were not invited.

Commenting on the results of the event, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang dismissed the summit, saying it “has not the slightest legality and representativeness to speak of.”

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Jan 17 06:28

Iran Arrests Leaders of Recent Riots in Isfahan

Four females who endeavored to provoke the recent economic protests into riots and received orders from the anti-revolutionary forces outside the country were arrested by security forces in the Central city of Isfahan.

security and law enforcement police officials said that the four women had played a role in provoking the protestors during the recent riots in Isfahan and were detained.

They added that preliminary investigations disclosed that they had links with an online movement named 'My Stealthy Freedom' that was commenced in 2014 by Masih Alinejad, an Iran-born anti-revolutionary journalist and activist based in Britain and the US, as well as a the West-based Telegram channel, Sedaei Mardom (formerly known as Amad News), which released fake reports on continued protests in Tehran.

Tehran's Public and Revolution Courts Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi announced last week that hundreds of detainees arrested by the security forces during the recent riots have been released.

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Jan 17 06:00

EX-CIA CASE OFFICER ARRESTED IN NEW YORK FOR VIOLATING ESPIONAGE ACT

A former operations officer in the United States Central Intelligence Agency has been arrested on charges of illegally possessing top secret information, including lists of real names of foreign assets and addresses of CIA safe houses. The news emerged on Tuesday, as the US Department of Justice announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had filed a criminal complaint over the weekend.

Jan 17 05:52

HOW YOUR CAR IS SPYING ON YOU: EXPERTS REVEAL HOW AUTOMAKERS CAN TRACK EVERYTHING FROM YOUR WEIGHT TO THE FOOD YOU EAT USING IN-BUILT SENSORS

Experts have revealed the myriad ways that your car can spy on your personal habits. Automakers track your vehicle’s location, how fast you drive, what entertainment you listen to, through internet-connected systems in modern cars. Newer cars can even record a driver’s eye movements, the weight of people in the front seats, the weather on your street, and where you prefer to eat.

Jan 17 04:31

Flashback: Dr Joel Hayward in the Firing Line Again

In 1993, Joel Hayward completed an MA thesis on the literature of holocaust revisionism. Hayward was of Jewish descent, was a member of the New Zealand Friends of Israel, and a co-founder of Opposition to Anti-Semitism. Yet in the course of his studies, he had come to regard holocaust revisionist literature as making some valid points. It was a controversial conclusion that nonetheless garnered Hayward First Class Honors. When in the year 2000 a University “embargo” on public release had expired, the NZ Jewish Council, and Professor Dov Bing of Waikato University launched a campaign to have Hayward’s Masterate revoked. The matter was made public by Bing, presumably on the safe assumption that the news media could be relied upon to mindlessly smear Hayward, which it duly did.
Hayward was harassed, threatened, and had several nervous breakdowns. He had to resign from his position as lecturer of defense at Massey University, Palmerton North, and became unemployable in New Zealand.

Jan 17 04:25

Flashback: Mossad spies' jailed over New Zealand passport fraud

The prime minister of New Zealand angrily denounced Israel and imposed diplomatic sanctions on it after two suspected Mossad agents were jailed for six months for trying on false grounds to obtain a New Zealand passport.
The plot, which involved obtaining a passport in the name of a tetraplegic man who had not spoken in years, provoked a furious reaction yesterday.
"The breach of New Zealand laws and sovereignty by agents of the Israeli government has seriously strained our relationship with Israel," said the prime minister, Helen Clark.
Note: Deceit,lies, destruction, normal operting procedures for Israel

Jan 17 04:20

THE GREATEST MURDERER IN HISTORY

Stalin was the biggest murderer of modern history - and maybe in of all mankind's past. His number of victims was only rivaled by Genghis Khan and, in our era, Mao Zedong ... While the world remembers the Jewish Holocaust, it has almost totally forgotten the other Holocausts.... No one knows the exact figure of deaths in the Soviet Union. But it far exceeded in numbers and scope Hitler's killings. Yet these epic Soviet crimes have all but vanished from our collective memories. No should have a monopoly on suffering. Almost equally disturbing, the US, Canada and Britain have never squarely faced the ugly fact that their close wartime ally, Stalin, was a far worse mass murderer than enemy Adolf Hitler ... Ever since, Hitler has been relentlessly demonized while Stalin has faded from our understanding.

Jan 17 04:18

These Are the Real Causes of the Iran Protests

... Even though protests appear to have fizzled out over the past two days, the population's anger and frustration will remain until the Rouhani government takes concrete steps to address the protesters' legitimate grievances. While Rouhani can - and should - make changes to the budget, he has less control over the deeper problem of unemployment and the absence of foreign investment ... Precisely because Trump doesn't care about the protesters and is more interested in destabilizing Iran and undoing anything and everything with Barack Obama's name on it, he may well use the protests as a pretext to do what he has always intended to do: Kill the nuclear deal. The only deviation from Trump's original plan is that he could now pretend to do it out of love for the people of Iran.

Jan 17 04:15

The Case Against Iraqing Iran

The case against Iraqing Iran includes the following points: Threatening war is a violation of the U.N. Charter. Waging war is a violation of the U.N. Charter and of the Kellogg-Briand Pact. Waging war without Congress is a violation of the U.S. Constitution ... War supporters said the U.S. urgently needed to attack Iran in 2007. It did not attack. The claims turned out to be lies. Even a National Intelligence Estimate in 2007 pushed back and admitted that Iran had no nuclear weapons program. Having a nuclear weapons program is not a justification for war, legally, morally, or practically ... In the Gallup poll, people within the U.S. chose Iran as the top threat to peace on earth - Iran which had not attacked another nation in centuries and spent less than one percent of what the U.S. spent on militarism.

Jan 17 04:11

What Is America’s Mission Now?

Informing Iran, "The U.S. is watching what you do," Amb. Nikki Haley called an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council regarding the riots in Iran. The session left her and us looking ridiculous. France's ambassador tutored Haley that how nations deal with internal disorders is not the council's concern. Russia's ambassador suggested the United Nations should have looked into our Occupy Wall Street clashes and how the Missouri cops handled Ferguson ... The episode exposes a malady of American foreign policy. It lacks consistency, coherence and moral clarity, treats friends and adversaries by separate standards, and is reflexively interventionist.

Jan 17 01:25

P.U.! - Rocket from Gaza Strip Accidentally Strikes Palestinian Home

A rocket fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip struck a Palestinian home in Deir al-Balah by mistake, Arab media reported Monday.

Located in the central Gaza Strip, two residents of Deir al-Balah were badly wounded and a third lightly wounded.

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(*Same S**t , Different Day , except now Israel is "slaming" the truth , and. trying to see if they can't stretch it a mile , before they tear it an inch .)

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