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Jan 14 10:23

Turkey seals border with Kurdish enclave in Syria surrounded by ISIS

The clampdown on Kurds isn't limited to south-east Turkey. Kurdish people, living in an enclave surrounded by ISIS across the border in Syria, are also being blockaded - as RT’s Murad Gazdiev's been finding out.

Jan 14 10:22

POLICE USE ‘COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING’ TO CREATE ENTIRE COMMUNITIES OF SPIES!

Community-Oriented Policing (COP) is being used with the help of religious groups, businesses, schools etc., to spy on everyone. Community oriented policing research began in the 1970’s but wasn’t officially implemented until1994, which means police have been spying on Americans for TWENTY TWO YEARS! The Center for Problem Oriented Policing website is a great resource to find out more about COP.

Jan 14 10:19

American folk singer hopes peace concert for ISIS will win over terror group

An Oregon folk singer plans to leave next week to serenade the Islamic State, and he intends to bring the black-clad barbarians a prayerful message of peace -- despite a warning from the State Department that his life could be in danger.

Jan 14 10:19

Africa’s Success Story

The most impressive person I met in Botswana barely said a word.

She was an older woman, small in stature. We were sitting next to each other at a table during lunch at a conference about Botswana’s economic model. In a quiet voice, she told me that she was a former government minister. We talked briefly about the conference, neither of us saying anything particularly memorable. Then we were both drawn away by other conversations.

Jan 14 10:18

Thousands flying to Canada flagged for security checks by new system

OTTAWA — Canada’s new security system for scrutinizing people who arrive by airplane singled out more than 2,300 passengers for closer examination during a recent three-month period, the federal border agency says.

The Canada Border Services Agency says the travellers — flagged for possible links to terrorism or serious crime — represented a tiny fraction of the millions who flew into the country.

Still, privacy and civil liberties watchdogs want to know more about the border agency’s so-called scenario-based targeting system to ensure individual rights are not being trampled.

The agency has implemented the targeting system, already used by the United States, as part of Canada’s commitment to co-operate with Washington under the 2011 continental security pact known as the Beyond the Border initiative.

Jan 14 10:17

REEFER MADNESS DEBUNKED AS MAJOR UK STUDY FINDS MARIJUANA DOES NOT REDUCE IQ IN TEENS

A large study conducted in the United Kingdom failed to find evidence of a robust link between cannabis use and lowered intelligence among teenagers. The study, published online January 6 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found a statistical association between cannabis use and decreased intellectual performance. However, this association vanished when the researchers took other variables into account. “The notion that cannabis use itself is causally related to lower IQ and poorer educational performance was not supported in this large teenage sample,” wrote Claire Mokrysz of the University College London and her colleagues.

Jan 14 10:16

Want to save money by buying your own modem? Comcast will attack you with unstoppable pop-ups

Comcast has done plenty of things to frustrate subscribers over the years. In fact, some of the company’s recent moves are bad for all of us, not just for its own subscribers. The latest customer complaint making the rounds might be one of the most frustrating ones we’ve seen though, namely because it will likely only impact the savviest of Comcast’s Internet users, and it appears to be completely impossible to prevent.

Jan 14 10:14

10 Beautiful and Unusual Edible Trees and Shrubs to Transform Yards into a Raw Food Paradise

By Justin Gardner

As the movement toward local, sustainable food expands across the nation and around the world, more people are recognizing that our own yards offer plenty of opportunity for growing our own. Edible landscaping is the perfect complement to a vegetable garden...

Jan 14 10:12

UPSTATE NY POLICE SEIZE $8.5 MILLION IN ASSETS A YEAR WITHOUT HAVING TO PROVE A CRIME

Justin Lucas gathered up $50,000 in cash in 2011 to bail his brother out of jail on a drug charge. But when Lucas brought the money to the Otsego County jail in a brown paper bag, sheriff's deputies seized the cash without releasing his brother. They told him the money was the subject of a drug investigation.

Jan 14 09:55

Welcome to the Future? Automated taxi test takes place in Seoul

Automated taxi trials on Seoul university campus.

Jan 14 09:50

Alan Rickman: The cruel trick played on the actor in his Die Hard death scene

But one thing Rickman’s followers may not know is the real reason behind the look of utter shock on his face when he fall to his death in Die Hard.

Director John McTiernan asked Rickman to fall backwards onto an airbag from a height of 25 feet on the count of three. Sounds easy enough, until the stunt crew decided to drop him on “one” instead, to make his reaction more genuinely believable. So that explains why Hans Gruber’s expression is quite so priceless.

Jan 14 09:48

Criminal Probe: Turkey launches investigation into ‘terrorist propaganda’ on TV channel

Turkish prosecutors have opened a criminal probe into a popular TV show for, what they say, is “terrorist propaganda”.

Jan 14 09:46

Trump Supporter Ann Coulter Obliterates Nikki Haley, Then Seeks Her Deportation

The Republican Party is dead. Long live Trump.

Governor Nikki Haley delivered the response last night to Barack Obama’s final SOTU Address.

Rather than focus on Barack Obama’s nasty remarks and attacks on Republican politicians the GOP last night focused their attention on bashing Donald Trump.

And they wonder why conservatives don’t trust them?

Trump supporter Ann Coulter obliterated Haley and the GOP after her Trump-trashing response.

Jan 14 09:45

Renault share price tanks following reports of emissions probe

Renault shares fell by as much as 20 per cent on Thursday after reports that investigators had seized computers from the car manufacturer in an alleged probe into emissions testing.

Jan 14 09:44

Rebekah Brooks: New claims that phone hacking was rife at The Sun under former editor

Rebekah Brooks is facing a legal battle over new allegations that phone hacking was “endemic” when she was editor of The Sun, a court has heard.

Lawyers for News Group Newspapers, a division of Rupert Murdoch’s UK print business, told a High Court hearing that a “new flank” of hacking claims had been opened against Rupert Murdoch’s daily tabloid.

Jan 14 09:44

Prosecutors move to exclude video of drug raid that shows cops laughing and pocketing cash. Suspect's property later found for sale on Craigslist.

Prosecutors are hoping to exclude video footage of an officer allegedly stealing cash from the defendant during a drug raid, concerned that it will compromise the outcome of their case.

Crescent City resident James Banuelos is scheduled for a Jan. 25 jury trial on charges including methamphetamine possession and operating a drug house.

Jan 14 09:44

Student loan debt in the US has topped $1.3 trillion, growing $2000 per second

Total student loan debt in the US has topped $1.3 trillion.
It's not just an issue for people holding six figures' worth of loans — it's become a policy issue as well.
In September, the Obama administration announced a series of changes to the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the go-to form for prospective college students applying for federal student aid.

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