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Jul 08 16:06

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

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

Jul 08 16:04

The US State of War – July 2017

This is the state of war in The United States in July 2017

The US bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria is now the heaviest since the bombings of Vietnam , Cambodia , and Laos in the 1960s & 70s>>>

Jul 08 16:03

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trump later described the talks as “tremendous.”

Jul 08 15:58

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

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

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

Jul 08 15:57

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

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

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

Jul 08 15:55

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

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

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

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

Jul 08 15:54

The Truth About Obama

It is always difficult to discuss a recent President objectively. If he is a Democrat they would like him because he pursued the liberal agenda and if he is a Republican they would like him because he pursued a conservative agenda.

Jul 08 15:40

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 08 15:31

This battery-free cellphone sucks power out of thin air

Researchers from the University of Washington have developed the very first battery-free phone. Its sound quality is pretty shitty, but imagine not having to charge your phone because it harvests light and radio waves from your surroundings. Sweet.

Jul 08 15:29

Could Trump’s Media Trolling Spark Laws To “Protect Journalists”?

In this video, Vin Armani explains the potential danger wrapped up in the whole “fake news” narrative that appears to be intensifying after Trump body slammed CNN on Twitter. Congress already nearly passed a bi-partisan measure to identify and “protect” journalists and their sources. Could this be more problem-reaction-solution theater to take away your rights?

Jul 08 15:26

Ethereum Mining Frenzy Leads To German Graphics Card Shortage, Retailer Pulls Cards

The problem lies with the growing popularity of Ethereum, a cryptocurrency whose price has risen to historic highs over the last few months. This has led many people to purchase graphics cards to mine Ether. It's kind of like a gold rush: Everyone's scrambling to get the tools they need to get rich quick (or at least attempt to do so), and that means you can't find a shovel, pickax, or bucket that doesn't cost far more than it usually would.

Just replace "shovel, pickax, or bucket" with "graphics card," and you have the gist of what cryptocurrency mining has done to the market.

Jul 08 15:24

Trump and Obama Look Totally Different Meeting Putin

VIDEO --- Obama-Putin compared with Trump-Putin

Jul 08 15:23

Amazon cornered Whole Foods into not seeking more bids, filing shows Inc (AMZN.O) told Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.O) it would not engage in a sale process for the U.S. grocer that involved other bidders, a regulatory filing showed on Friday, shedding new light on the $13.7 billion acquisition.

The previously undisclosed details on the negotiations show how Amazon used its deep pockets and brand as leverage to convince Whole Foods to accept a sale process that would not result in a bidding war.

Jul 08 15:21

New attack can now decrypt satellite phone calls in "real time"

Chinese researchers have discovered a way to rapidly decrypt satellite phone communications -- within a fraction of a second in some cases.

The paper, published this week, expands on previous research by German academics in 2012 by rapidly speeding up the attack and showing that the encryption used in popular Inmarsat satellite phones can be cracked in "real time."

Satellite phones are used by those in desolate environments, including high altitudes and at sea, where traditional cell service isn't available.

Jul 08 15:18

Wearable maker Jawbone insolvent, two years after $3bn valuation

Jawbone has announced it's shutting down and liquidating its assets. The 18-year-old technology company, best known in recent years for its work in the wearables market, was once worth $3 billion. It's one of the biggest tech firms ever to collapse.

Jul 08 15:17

Ethereum And Bitcoin Energy Consumption Surpasses Entire Countries' Power Budgets

In addition to the hardware that you’ll need to purchase (or repurpose) for mining, there’s also energy consumption to keep in mind. Even though mining GPUs like the ASUS MINING P106 and Biostar Radeon RX 470D have been designed and optimized for efficiency, electrical consumption is still a big cost that must be factored into any calculations on profitability. And considering that the price of an Ethereum token has surged from $10 at the beginning of 2017 to as high as $300, an influx of amateur miners has entered the fray. That means more mining rigs and even higher energy consumption.

Power use is up so dramatically, in fact, that Ethereum (and Bitcoin) mining is consuming the same amount of electricity as a small country.

Jul 08 15:15

Private Decryption Key For Original Petya Ransomware Released

Rejoice Petya-infected victims!

The master key for the original version of the Petya ransomware has been released by its creator, allowing Petya-infected victims to recover their encrypted files without paying any ransom money.

But wait, Petya is not NotPetya.

Do not confuse Petya ransomware with the latest destructive NotPetya ransomware (also known as ExPetr and Eternal Petya) attacks that wreaked havoc across the world last month, massively targeting multiple entities in Ukraine and parts of Europe.

Jul 08 14:34

Catalonia and Spain to Push Each Other into Financial Abyss?

Markets are still complacent.

Jul 08 14:17

Trump escalates US drone war in Somalia

Jul 08 14:02

Is Trump’s investigation of vaccine-dangers dead?

Trump has made two key appointments in the area of childhood vaccination. The first was Scott Gottlieb, the director of the FDA. What does Gottlieb have to say?