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Apr 12 10:18

Chuck Grassley Tells Merrick Garland Senate Won't Consider Nomination

GOP Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has flatly told President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court the Senate won't consider his nomination.

During a 70-minute breakfast meeting Tuesday between Grassley and Obama nominee Merrick Garland, the Iowa Republican "explained why the Senate won't be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year," Grassley's office said, The Washington Times reports.

Apr 12 10:17

Former Fed Adviser Admits Federal Reserve Is Privately Owned

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think that the Federal Reserve is a public entity. It’s right there in the name. The Fed is a part of the United States Federal Government, right?
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Apr 12 10:08

"60 Minutes" & The Secret 28 Pages of 9/11

When we consider the "60 Minutes" report about the 28 top-secret pages about 9/11 that aired on CBS last night, we need to consider a few things: the source of the report, and its content.

First, let's consider the content: The CBS News program focused on the 28 pages that seem to show Saudi support for two of the alleged 9/11 hijackers. These pages have been classified for 13 years, so why is it that only now they are an issue for "60 Minutes" - after 13 years?

Apr 12 09:58

Harvard and Human Rights Watch Call For A Ban On “Killer Robots” Amid Geneva Talks

By Joseph Jankowski

A new report from the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Watch is calling for a ban on lethal autonomous weapons, fearing the implications of handing life or death situations over to “killer robots.”

“Machines have long served as instruments of war, but historically humans have directed how they are used,” senior arms division researcher at Human Rights Watch, Bonnie Docherty, said in a statement...

Apr 12 09:51

Cruz supporter joining the campaign of Donald Trump

Michelle Wiles – one of the Palmetto State’s most influential conservative activists – is leaving the South Carolina leadership team of Ted Cruz and joining the campaign of Donald Trump, sources close to both campaigns told us this week.

Wiles cited the immigration issue as one of her reasons for choosing Trump.

Apr 12 09:35

Meet The PR Firm Hired By Israel To Market Apartheid

Remember when Bernie Sanders lost six contests—five in just one day—and nearly every pundit questioned whether or not he should drop out?That week, Bernie’s campaign pressed forward, holding town hall and rallies with voters in Arizona, Idaho and Utah, while Clinton picked up checks from high-dollar donors in Virginia and Tennessee, states that had already voted.

Apr 12 09:33

Used Car Price Plunge "Could Bring The Whole House Of Cards Down"

When we first warned that something was breaking in the American auto market, the Phil-LeBeau-ians crawled out of the woodwork to explain how everything is still awesome (brushing the weakness in stocks) despite soaring inventories and shrinking credit. Then when used-car prices began to leak lower, a few paid attention and the recent weakness in new car sales has shocked most. Now, however, used-car-prices are plunging at a similar pace to 2008 and RBC wonders if declining used vehicle prices (biggest YoY since 2013) is the card that brings the whole house down.

Apr 12 09:31

Civilian Airliners Now Under Threat by Jihadists Using Anti-Aircraft Missiles Supplied by U.S.

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Civilian airliners are now under threat of being shot out of the sky thanks to American-backed Islamist groups being supplied the portable Stinger surface-to-air missiles (MANPADS) by the U.S. and their Middle East allies, such as Saudi Arabia, in Syria.

Taking a page straight out of the 1980s Afghanistan playbook, these strategic weapons were provided to extremist groups in an effort to assist in toppling the Assad government...

Apr 12 09:30

Egyptians Outraged At Government Plan To Hand Over Islands To Saudi Arabia As Saudi King Arrives In Turkey

the Egyptian government said on Saturday that the two countries had signed maritime demarcation accords that put the islands of Tiran and Sanafir in Saudi waters in the process handing over the two islands to the Saudi kingdom. As Reuters reported, "Egypt's announcement during a five-day visit by King Salman that it would transfer two Red Sea islands to its Saudi ally has outraged Egyptians, who took to social media to criticize the move"

Apr 12 09:30

Hillary Clinton Warns That Guns, Not Criminals, Are Committing Crimes

Look out! The machines have become self-aware and want to destroy humanity. It’s like The Terminator andThe Matrix all wrapped up in a horrible extinction-event apocalypse. Hillary Clinton, who never lies or exaggerates, warns us that guns are committing crimes in NYC. Not that criminals with guns are committing crimes, but rather just the guns. It is time to panic.

Apr 12 09:26

Politicians don’t know the price of milk – but they do know how to set up a shell company - Frankie Boyle

The Panama papers show that rich people aren’t even rational: they send their money on holiday to the Caymans, and live in perpetual rain in Britain

Apr 12 09:20

Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven lawsuit: Robert Plant and Jimmy Page face copyright trial

Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page will face a jury trial over accusations that they stole the iconic “Stairway to Heaven” intro from a different instrumental song.

The British rock band’s lead singer and guitarist will appear in a Los Angeles court on 10 May after US District Judge Gary Klausner ruled that their 1971 hit had “substantial” similarities with a 1967 track called “Taurus” by Spirit.

Apr 12 09:15

Fleecing The American Taxpayer: The Profit Incentives Driving The Police State

If there is an absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off.

Apr 12 09:14

For people with cataracts, a diet rich in vitamin C can stop the condition from progressing as rapidly

The new study featured more than 1,000 pairs of 60-year-old British female twins. Researchers say that they discovered those who took in large amounts of vitamin C in their diet were one-third less likely to develop cataracts over a 10-year period.

Apr 12 09:14

CHECK OUT THIS CHART: Is Deutsche Bank The New Lehman Brothers?

Let's hope Deutsche Bank doesn't suffer the same fate as Lehman.

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Apr 12 09:03

BOMBSHELL: Associated Press 'willingly cooperated' with Nazis to crush freedom of the press just as they suppress narrative questioning Big Pharma today

During the rise of Nazi Germany, The Associated Press (AP) willingly cooperated with Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, submitting to dramatic restrictions on freedom of the press and providing the regime with images from the news service's photo archives so they could be used in anti-Semitic and anti-Western propaganda, according to a new report.

Apr 12 09:02

Monsanto Takes Another Hit With UK Supermarket Pulling Their Herbicide

Strength in numbers proved to be a winning mantra for activists against Monsanto: a petition 90,000 signatures strong recently forced UK supermarket Waitrose to remove all Roundup herbicide bottles from their shelves.

Apr 12 09:02

Why chemo is not the answer to cancer: shorter life spans, destruction of the immune system, and more

You may not know this, but there is an interesting – and disturbing – statistic regarding chemotherapy. When it all comes down to it, you might be surprised to know that 75 percent of doctors surveyed in a 2013 report said they would refuse the treatment for themselves.

That's three out of four.

And do you know why? Because they know of its devastating effects on the body and the immune system, and they are well aware that chemotherapy generally has a low overall success rate. And yet, this ineffective treatment is prescribed for just about every cancer there is.

Apr 12 09:00

With few options, companies increasingly yield to ransomware demands

Faced with few options, companies are increasingly giving in to cybercriminals who hold their data hostage and demand payment for its return, while law enforcement officials struggle to catch the nearly invisible perpetrators.

Apr 12 08:59

Obama: 'Libya Is My Biggest Mistake As President'

Obama admits failure.

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Apr 12 08:57

Infected with Petya ransomware? This tool will rescue your data

An anonymous security researcher has published code that can unlock the encryption used by the Petya ransomware that surfaced last month.

The ransomware – first spotted hitting German computer users – reboots the infected Windows PC, pretends to run a CHKDSK program while encrypting the hard drive's file system tables, overwrites the master boot record, and reboots. After the machine restarts, the malware's code is booted rather than the operating system, and it demands 0.9 Bitcoin ($381) in exchange for a key code to recover the system's files.

Apr 12 08:52

Windows 10 debuts Blue QR Code of Death – and why malware will love it

Neat idea, huh. Except we can imagine the fun malware will have with this. Fake a system crash by popping up a blue screen, show a QR code that links to a malicious website, and fool someone into opening it on their browser. From there you can offer crap PC repair software (your machine just "crashed", after all), pretend to be Microsoft offering updates to fix your PC, and so on.

We'll wait to see where Redmond's engineers take this.

Apr 12 08:50

US Commercial Bankruptcies Suddenly Soar

The “end of the credit cycle” is a harmless-sounding moniker for an era when defaults and bankruptcies suddenly re-materialize, as if out of nowhere, and when investors get to eat big losses in what they thought were conservative investments.

Apr 12 08:47

Surveillance cameras sold on Amazon infected with malware

A security researcher has discovered malicious code embedded within cameras offered for sale on the e-commerce platform.

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