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Jan 09 16:07


On the campaign trail, first lady Michelle Obama tried (to hilarious effect) to portray presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the Democrats as a party of morals and dignity.

Jan 09 16:00

Is That All There Is? Intel Community Releases Its Russia ‘Hacking’ Report

The much-anticipated Intelligence Community report backing up its claims that the Russians hacked the US elections in November has just been released. Titled “Declassified Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections,” the report is long on speculation and short on any evidence for the claims it was supposed to prove. It even came with a warning label stating that though the conclusions are reached with “high confidence,” that “does not imply that the assessment is a fact or a certainty; such judgments may be wrong.” We who lived through the 2002 “high confidence” in Iraqi WMDs remember this possibility well.

Jan 09 15:54

Pirate Bay Offered to Help Catch Criminals But Copyright Got in the Way

The Pirate Bay is often portrayed by copyright holders as a site that has no respect for the law, but that overstates the truth. According to one of its original founders, when the torrent site offered to help the authorities catch some really serious criminals several years ago, the police were completely disinterested.

Watch this video:

Disinterest explained.

Jan 09 15:48

The Creation of False News — Paul Craig Roberts

For many weeks we have witnessed the extraordinary attack by the CIA and its assets in Congress and the media on Donald Trump’s election. In an unprecedented effort to delegitimize Trump’s election as the product of Russian interference in the election, the CIA, media, senators and representatives have consistently made wild accusations for which they have no evidence. The CIA’s message to Trump is clear: Get in line with our agenda, or we are going to mess you over.

Jan 09 15:38

Ransomware sleazeballs target UK schools

Cybercrooks are targeting UK schools, demanding payments of up to £8,000 to unlock data they have encrypted with malware.

Action Fraud warns that fraudsters are cold-calling schools claiming to be from the Department of Education and asking for the head teachers’ email addresses. Crooks then send booby-trapped emails with infectious zip attachments supposedly containing sensitive information.

In reality, these files carry file-encrypting ransomware. Action Fraud is urging educational establishments to be vigilant.

Jan 09 15:34

Here’s a unique sign of inflation

Jan 09 15:32

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Seamen spread over California

In October, three F/A-18 Super Hornet jets dropped an unusual payload into the air over the US Navy's China Lake weapons testing facility in California – more than 100 semi-autonomous drones.

The Perdix drones, 6- by 12-inch propeller-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), were fired out of the flare dispensers of the aircraft and then self-organized into a swarm. Ground controllers directed them to search a nearby road and the 103 drones headed over and sorted out the best way to do the job themselves.

"Due to the complex nature of combat, Perdix are not pre-programmed synchronized individuals – they are a collective organism, sharing one distributed brain for decision-making and adapting to each other like swarms in nature," said William Roper, director of the Department of Defense's (DoD's) Strategic Capabilities Office, on Monday this week.

Jan 09 15:29

Germany Finally Gets A Highly Skilled Migrant, Expert Chemical Engineer...

Incidentally, police say he's using his expertise to plot a chemical attack.

Jan 09 15:28


Jan 09 15:27

Moment Fort Lauderdale Attacker Opens Fire Caught On Camera (VIDEO)

Video footage has emerged of a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, showing shooter Esteban Santiago-Ruiz casually pulling a gun out of his pocket as he walked through baggage claim on Friday.

Jan 09 15:27

'May Hasn't Ruled Anything In Or Out In Brexit Talks': Spokeswoman

British Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled nothing in or out before starting talks on her country’s formal exit from the European Union, according to her spokeswoman.

“She hasn’t ruled anything in or out – she’s said she wants the best possible deal for trading with and operating within the single market,” the Downing Street spokeswoman said on Monday, according to Reuters. The report did not name the official.

Jan 09 15:26

New York Transit Workers Discuss Issues In Contract Battle

New York City transit workers attending the mass membership meeting at Madison Square Garden Saturday spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about the issues in their contract fight. The current five-year labor agreement, which covers 34,000 subway, bus and other transit workers, expires on Sunday, January 15. A report on the meeting can be found here.

Jan 09 15:19

"How Wall Street Bankers Committed Massive Fraud in Puerto Rico and Stayed out of Jail"

Mike Papantonio exposes Santander Bank for defrauding investors in Puerto Rico through a massive municipal bond scheme and speaks with attorney, Peter Mougey, about how Santander was able to pull off this scam and why no one was sent to prison as a result.

Jan 09 15:11


Hundreds of thousands of protesters returned to the streets of Seoul on Saturday, demanding impeached President Park Geun-Hye´s immediate removal and the salvaging of a sunken ferry which left more than 300 dead.

Jan 09 15:02

Germany: Greens Say State Should Pay For People To Have Sex With Prostitutes

Germany is reaching levels of progress never before thought possible.

Germany's Greens party has been praised and criticized for suggesting sex services provided by prostitutes for people struggling with severe health conditions should be paid for by the government.

Doctors should be given a right to prescribe sex with prostitutes just like prescribing a drug, Green Party's spokeswoman Elisabeth Scharfenberg told the German "Welt am Sonntag" newspaper.

"I can imagine public financing of sexual assistance," Scharfenberg said.

Jan 09 15:01


It is the final days of the Obama administration, Democrats are starting to mess up everything. They are so scared now that Trump and the Republicans have a majority in the entire government.

Jan 09 14:55

10-Years Ago Today: Black Criminals Kill, Torture Channon Christian And Christopher Newsom

It has been 10 years this week since the heinous kidnappings, rape and murders of a young Knoxville couple. The crime forever changed two families, resulted in several new laws and led to years upon years of court proceedings.

The randomness of the crimes left the community in fear and the victims’ families have been forced to constantly relive the nightmare, appearing in court more than 350 times in their pursuit of justice.

Jan 09 14:54

Trump Must Expose Obama’s Abuses Of Power

President-elect Donald Trump will face pervasive doubts about his legitimacy from the day he takes office. Trump’s opponents will assert that he is governing in unprecedented and reckless ways. The best response to that charge is to open the books to reveal how the Obama administration stretched its power far beyond what most Americans realized.

Jan 09 14:54

US Vows More ‘Complex’ European Training ‘To Deter Russia’

The US military is planning to expand the training of its European allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), in order to “deter Russian aggression,” says a senior US commander.

Tim Ray, deputy commander of US European Command, made the remarks on Sunday, as he marked the arrival of more American tanks and armored vehicles in the northern German port of Bremerhaven.

Jan 09 14:35

Silicon Valley CEO: Middle America is Violent, Racist, and a Sh*thole

A CEO of a Silicon Valley’s startup company TimeShare CMO made it perfectly clear what she thinks about middle America.

Jan 09 14:32

Splenda Suppresses Thyroid Function And Promotes Weight Gain

Is sucralose (aka Splenda) really as safe a sugar alternative as its manufacturers and advertisers claim, or is it really a toxic chemical causing a wide range of health problems including thyroid suppression and weight gain? New research sheds light on this question. A concerning new study published in the European Journal…

Jan 09 14:28


Concealed carriers have had problems for years with traveling from state to state.