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Good! GOP Wants NASA To Stop Worrying About Earth And Focus On Space

NASA continues to steadfastly tweet 'urgent' climate change information despite GOP efforts to force the agency to stick to space and forget the Earth.

The Trump administration aims to largely restrict NASA’s "global warming" focus to outer space missions instead.

At a House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing last Thursday, Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said he wants a “rebalancing” of NASA’s mission to allow other agencies to take over its climate change research. But it’s unclear which agencies could pick up the slack.

Despite NASA’s own calls for more knowledge and action on climate change, Smith wants “more funds to go into space exploration,” he told E&E News. “I’d like for us to remember what our priorities are, and there are another dozen agencies that study earth science and climate change. We only have one agency that engages in space exploration, and they need every dollar they can muster for space exploration.”

The move is viewed as yet another way to save taxpayers money. President Donald Trump, during his campaign, called global warming a Chinese hoax invented to hurt US manufacturing. It makes perfect sense considering the Chinese have been largely exempted from environmental regulations, yet US industry remains overburdened.

http://archive.is/6212K

https://0daysandcounting.com/huffpo-btfo-global-warming-fraud

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Oroville Reveals Concerns About California’s 1,500 Aging Dams

RELATED: >>>/realnews/1949

The Oroville Dam crisis is highlighting concerns that there are substantial risks to the integrity of California’s 1,500 regulated dams due to age and infrastructure underfunding.

The spillway near-failure at Oroville Dam is being blamed on the “snow water equivalents” in the Northern Sierra Mountains being at 143 percent of normal average for this time of year. But the “snow water equivalents” in the Central Sierra Mountains are even higher, at 182 percent of average, and the measure for the Southern Sierra Mountains is at 192 percent.

That explains why the earthen New Don Pedro Reservoir is also at 97 percent of capacity. Holding back about two-thirds of the water as giant Oroville Lake, egineers are about to open the New Don Pedro Dam emergency spillway for only the second time in its 46-year history

The California Department of Water Resources directory of “Jurisdictional Dams” lists 50 pages. with 30 dams per page, that are on the “National Dam Registry.” About 1,250 are under the sole regulatory authority of the state, and another 250 dams are jointly regulated by the supposedly independent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

FERC, as an independent agency, gives the majority party in the U.S. Senate the right to appoint 3 seats, and the minority 2 seats, to four-year terms. But both FERC Republican appointees have resigned, and the 3 remaining Democrat appointees will soon be down to 2 Democrats on February 3, when Democrat appointee Norman Bay will resign. Given that it takes a minimum of 60 days to fill a seat, FERC will lack a quorum until May to make decisions for all but most serious emergency situations.

Oroville Dam, as a state-owned facility, is an example of the risk from both Democrat and Republican governors slashing infrastructure spending by 83 percent from a national high 20 percent of the state budget 40 years ago, to the nation’s second worst at 3.4 percent this year, according to a study by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) warned in 2013 that California has a $65 billion infrastructure investment deficit in providing an adequate level of public infrastructure for dams, waterways, airports, roads, bridges, seaports and tunnels.

ASCE warned in 2013 that “Investment in infrastructure is vital to our state’s productivity, competitiveness and economic well-being.” And in a warning that should have been heeded, ASCE highlighted in its “Infrastructure Report Card” that levees/flood control was California’s most neglected sector, earning a “D” grade.

ASCE also warned that to prevent major flooding from storms, California would need to invest “$2.8 billion per year for the next 10 years” to bring its channels, levees, dams and pumping stations up to proper condition to protect thousands of homes, businesses and critical community infrastructure.

But Breitbart News has reported that the ability of California to reverse course and start funding infrastructure is highly constrained. Gov. Jerry Brown warned in January that despite economic growth of 3.29 percent, California’s $122.8 billion budget will suffer its first deficit since 2012, as state spending has grown by 7.46 percent per year.

In the past, California could borrow tens of billions of dollars, but the state and local governments now owe $1.3 trillion for bonds, loans, debt guarantees, unfunded public employee pensions and post-employment benefits. With debt of 52 percent of GDP, “California taxpayers are shouldering debt burdens on a par with residents of peripheral Eurozone states,” according to a new report from the California Policy Center.

http://archive.is/8Lubl

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/02/19/oroville-dam-crisis-reveals-concerns-californias-1500-aging-dams/

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Florida May Become First US State To Get Rid Of ALL Gun-Free Zones

Florida has been the target of two mass shootings in the past nine months; the Orlando Nightclub shooting which left 49 dead and the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting which left 5 dead. Both those shootings happened in gun-free zones.

In hopes of preventing yet another tragedy, two Republican state lawmakers introduced legislation this week that would eliminate gun free zones in the state.

Florida law currently lists over a dozen locations in which guns are prohibited, including seaports, patrol stations, jails and prisons, police stations, courthouses, polling places, schools, sports stadiums, airports and places where alcohol is served like bars and clubs.

If House Bill 803 or Senate Bill 908 is approved, Florida residents with a concealed carry permit – of which there are over 1.7 million – will be allowed to carry wherever they please…almost.

Federally imposed restrictions will still apply, and private property owners will still have the power to dictate whether guns are allowed on their premises.

Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, sponsor of HB 803, told the Miami Herald that “gun-free zones have been a failure” in the state and across the country.

“This [HB 803] gives these businesses and institutions an opportunity to better protect themselves, their place of business, their employees and their guests in the event of an unfortunate incident, so that maybe the next Pulse, the next Fort Lauderdale…may not happen,” he said.

Similarly, Sen. Dennis Baxley, sponsor of SB 908, said, “Perpetrators of violence do not care what your rules are…This bill eliminates the sterile target we have created with noble intentions.”

http://archive.is/hFETv

https://bearingarms.com/erika-h/2017/02/17/florida-considers-doing-away-with-gun-free-zones/

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TERRORISM! Gardasil Is Destroying Our Daughters And Nobody Cares?

This is the cry from Gini Blesky, one of thousands of mothers worldwide whose young daughters’ lives have been devastated by the ‘side-effects’ of government-approved HPV vaccine Gardasil.

The much-debated vaccine, developed to prevent HPV (which can lead to cervical cancer) – given to girls around the world at around the age of 12 – has been in the spotlight for some time now, with stories popping up on social media and alternative radio networks and with no thanks whatsoever to the mainstream media.

As a journalist, mother and general truth-seeker, I’ve had a personal interest in this controversial vaccine for many years. When it was first introduced, I refused to let my teenage daughters have it, after I’d tried to research it and found nothing. My general feeling at the time was that the introduction of it seemed a bit sudden and I wasn’t altogether comfortable with that.

But it was while I was trying – and failing – to get the UK mainstream media to publish a story about the dangers of this vaccine that I realized that the refusal of the publications I approached to give it any exposure was a story in itself! So here I am…

Because of my personal interest in the story (by this time, I’d met several girls whose lives and families had been severely affected by illness after the jab and I’d discovered that two families I was related to had also been affected), I was keen to put out a warning. While many countries were working on withdrawing the vaccine due to the damage it was causing, other countries – the UK and US included – were stepping up the programme. In recent months, there’s even been talk of giving the vaccine to boys.

After two years of trying to place the stories about the girls I knew in the UK tabloids and magazines I usually work for, I asked some fellow freelance journalists if they could help. I was amazed at the reactions of the majority of them: the anger, the denial, the accusations of ‘conspiracy theorist’ which, as we all know now, is used as a generic insult hurled at anyone who dares to question official stories, government propaganda, conventional medicine and/or the ‘news’ as shown on TV or in the papers. (God forbid you should wonder about the shape of the earth!)

I hit brick wall after brick wall and was at the point of giving up, despite the fact that I was hearing about more and more girls being affected on an almost weekly basis.

Yesterday, however, after seeing the news story about environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Junior and Hollywood actor and anti-vaccine campaigner Robert de Niro announcing a $100,00 challenge to prove the safety of vaccines , my attention was drawn coincidentally to the case of 12-year-old Mia Blesky who, at present, is lying in a hospital bed in Hampshire in the UK. She is restrained because the spasms she now suffers mean she could be thrown to the floor at any moment. Her arms and legs are paralysed. She can’t feed herself. She can blink and speak and her brain is working fine, but her body appears to be going into meltdown.

Mia’s symptoms started the day after she had the Gardasil vaccination last September (2016). Since then, she’s been hospitalized six times and has spent a total of 11 weeks in hospital. The doctors have told her mother Gini that they know her symptoms have been caused by the vaccine but not a single one of them is prepared to go on record saying that. To anyone else who asks, they’ll just say they don’t know what’s caused Mia’s health to take such a serious nose-dive.

Some of the medics who’ve attended Mia have suggested she has mental health issues – because of her inability to feed herself, a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa has been bandied about! – and they’ve suggested to mum Gini that Mia should be sectioned. For any parent, this is the stuff of nightmares: a real-life horror movie.

As Gini Blesky explains: “We were told by a doctor that the HPV vaccine had triggered Mia’s current symptoms, but no doctor will officially diagnose this. It’s like they’re too scared to speak out…”

These parents insist they are NOT ‘anti-vaxxers’ – as Gini points out: “If we were anti-vaccine, we wouldn’t have allowed our kids to have had the vaccinations in the first place” – and many still put their trust in the medical profession. It’s just this particular vaccine they have issues with.

It is very sad to see human beings too intimidated and terrorized by radical vaccine advocates that hardly anyone dare speak out without fear for their lives. This cult reminds me a little bit like Jihad.

http://archive.is/xnmEv

http://yournewswire.com/gardasil-destroying-daughters/

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BUSTED! White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Katie Walsh, Identified As Leaker

Also was Chief of Staff @ RNC

Multiple sources in the White House, media, donor community and pro Trump political group have confirmed that the White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Republican Katie Walsh has been identified as the source behind the leaks that have been plaguing Trump’s administration to the New York Times and other outlets.

A source close to the president made a statement saying that everyone knows not to talk to her in the White House unless they want to see it in the press, adding that the only question is whether or not she’s doing it at the command of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus or she’s doing it to advance herself in the crooked DC media ring.

It’s also reported by one source in particular that Walsh is close to Maggie Habberman, a New York Times reporter who was behind the fawning pro-Republican National Committee stories during last year’s presidential elections, she’s planted stories in Politico and The Washington Post. A senior aide also revealed that Walsh is referred to as Madame President in the White House, and it happens that it’s not a compliment but to ridicule his inappropriate behavior.

Since she controls the President’s schedule, Walsh has significant access. There has also been emails between Reince Priebus and Katie Walsh in which they discuss how to rid themselves of Trump.

http://archive.is/5SI1f

One source in particular stands out: Walsh is close to Maggie Habberman, a New York Times reporter who wrote fawning pro-Republican National Committee stories during the presidential election. Walsh has also planted stories in The Washington Post and Politico.

Walsh is referred to as “Madame President” in the White House, says a senior aide. “It isn’t a compliment.”

Walsh would have significant access as she controls the president’s schedule. There’s also reportedly a trove of e-mails where Katie Walsh and Reince Priebus discuss how to rid themselves of Trump, according to a former #NeverTrump consultant.

“The president and his allies have been deliberately feeding her fake information in order to find her network,” says a source close to the president’s family. “It’s been going well.”

Walsh was a #NeverTrump Republican during the campaign. Neither Walsh nor her family were supporters during the campaign, says a source from Walsh’s hometown of St. Louis.

A White House investigation is planned into Walsh, who couldn’t be reached for comment.

http://archive.is/kLUcj

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Mass Voter Fraud: Up To 2 Million Non-citizens Illegally Registered to Vote In The US

A survey of Hispanics in the U.S. revealed as many as two million non-citizens are illegally registered to vote, reinforcing claims by President Donald Trump that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election.

The National Hispanic Survey was designed to measure the opinion of Hispanic U.S. residents on a range of political issues. The survey was conducted in June 2013 by survey research firm McLaughlin and Associates.

The poll used a random sample of 800 Hispanics, of those selected, 56 percent said they were non-citizens, and 13 percent of those non-citizens said they were registered to vote. Those categorized as non-citizens would likely be a mix of illegal aliens, visa holders and permanent residents. The poll did not ask whether they actually voted or not.

The Washington Times reports:

James Agresti, who directs the research nonprofit “Just Facts,” applied the 13 percent figure to 2013 U.S. Census numbers for non-citizen Hispanic adults. In 2013, the Census reported that 11.8 million non-citizen Hispanic adults lived here, which would amount to 1.5 million illegally registered Latinos.

Accounting for the margin of error based on the sample size of non-citizens, Mr. Agresti calculated that the number of illegally registered Hispanics could range from 1.0 million to 2.1 million.

“Contrary to the claims of many media outlets and so-called fact-checkers, this nationally representative scientific poll confirms that a sizable number of non-citizens in the U.S. are registered to vote,” Mr. Agresti said.

Another 8.3 million non-Hispanic non-citizen adults were living in the U.S. in 2013, according to the Census.

http://archive.is/zC8Nm

http://www.infowars.com/up-to-2-million-non-citizens-illegally-registered-to-vote-in-the-us/

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Danish Parliament Passes Resolution to Ensure Denmark Stays Danish

“Parliament notes with concern that today there are areas in Denmark where the number of immigrants from non-Western countries and their descendants is over 50 percent,” the resolution states.

“It is parliament’s opinion that Danes should not be a minority in residential areas in Denmark.”

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/15/danish-parliament-danes-not-become-minority-denmark/

https://redice.tv/news/danish-parliament-passes-resolution-to-ensure-denmark-stays-danish

http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/15/danish-parliament-adopts-declaration-barring-muslim-majority-neighborhoods/

on the parliament website:

http://www.ft.dk/samling/20161/vedtagelse/V38/index.htm

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Good! Nasty Control Freak Internet-Regulating FEC Commissioner to Resign

Sponsored by >>>/goodnews/

A Democratic Federal Election Commission official who pushed to regulate the internet (including the alternative media) and has been absent from public meetings for months is resigning, according to an announcement.

Ann Ravel, who wanted to regulate political speech on the internet from websites such as the Drudge Report, announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her post.

“It’s been an honor to serve the FEC. I’m committed to transparency – here’s my resignation letter to Donald Trump,” Ravel tweeted on Sunday morning.

Ravel attached her resignation letter to President Donald Trump, which focused on asking Trump to prioritize campaign finance reform.

"I respectfully urge you to prioritize campaign finance reform to remedy the significant problems identified during the last election cycle," the letter says. "Disclosure laws need to be strengthened; the mistaken jurisprudence of Citizens United reexamined; public financing of candidates ought to be expanded to reduce reliance on the wealthy; and Commissioners who will carry out the mandates of the law should be appointed to expired terms at the FEC. Thank you very much."

Ravel’s resignation will be effective March 1.

The Democratic commissioner has come under fire on numerous occasions in the past due to her desire to regulate online political speech—actions some viewed as targeting conservative websites.

Ravel has also been a no-show from FEC public meetings in recent months, phoning it in from California after being passed up for the attorney general spot in the state. During one meeting, Ravel seemed so distant that the Democratic chair of the commission asked if she was awake.

"Ravel had become a frequent no-show at Commission meetings since late last year, phoning into 4 public meetings (one from a train) and completely skipping two executive sessions in January," a source close to the Commission said in an emailed statement. "That did not stop her, however, from requesting a special meeting to obtain Commission approval to travel to Ecuador, at foreign expense, a request she later withdrew after the Free Beacon wrote about the matter."

Ravel was first appointed to the FEC by President Barack Obama in 2013 and chaired the commission in 2015.

http://archive.is/v52aq

http://freebeacon.com/issues/internet-regulating-fec-commissioner-resign/

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Good! New Memos Signed by DHS Secretary Curbs Globalist Deliberate Destabilization

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border.

In a pair of memos, Kelly offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests.

The new directives would supersede nearly all of those issued under previous administrations, Kelly said.

“The surge of immigration at the southern border has overwhelmed federal agencies and resources and has created a significant national security vulnerability to the United States,” Kelly stated in the guidelines.

He cited a surge of 10,000 to 15,000 additional apprehensions per month at the southern U.S. border between 2015 and 2016.

In a series of executive actions in January, President Trump announced plans to make good on his campaign promises to build a wall on the border with Mexico and to ramp up enforcement actions against the nation’s estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants. Kelly’s memos, which have not been released publicly, are intended as an implementation blueprint for DHS to pursue Trump’s goals.

Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, was sworn in to oversee the Department of Homeland Security hours after Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20. His memos are copied to officials at Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The memos DO NOT include measures to activate National Guard troops to help apprehend immigrants in 11 states that had been included in a draft document leaked to reporters on Friday.

http://archive.is/wfkG2

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/memos-signed-by-dhs-secretary-describe-sweeping-new-guidelines-for-deporting-illegal-immigrants/2017/02/18/7538c072-f62c-11e6-8d72-263470bf0401_story.html

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George Soros Now Being Probed By US Lawmakers For Ethics Violations

George Soros Now Being Probed By US Lawmakers For Ethics Violations

https://archive.is/sqY4C

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/17/lawmakers-probe-us-funding-for-soros-groups-left-wing-causes-in-europe.html

Concerns about Soros' involvement most recently were raised by the Hungarian prime minister, who last week lashed out at the Soros "empire" and accused it of deplying "tons of money and international heavy artillery."

But days earlier, Republican lawmakers in Washington started asking questions about whether U.S. tax dollars also were being used to fund Soros projects in the small, conservative-led country of Macedonia.

Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J., led a group of House lawmakers in writing to Ambassador Jess Baily – an Obama appointee – demanding answers. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, also expressed concerns about USAID money going to Soros' Open Society Foundations as part of a broader concern that the U.S. Embassy has been taking sides in party politics.

“I have received credible reports that, over the past few years, the US Mission to Macedonia has actively intervened in the party politics of Macedonia, as well as the shaping of its media environment and civil society, often favoring groups of one political persuasion over another,” Lee said in his letter.

Together, the concerns reflect growing conservative pushback against Soros' operations in Europe.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban last week ripped the Hungary-born billionaire's "trans-border empire." Orban has been one of the central European voices speaking out against the push by E.U. leaders to absorb Syrian refugees and has been criticized for his hardline stance.

Soros' Open Society Foundations – one of the billionaire's biggest groups operating across the globe – fired back, saying Orban was trying to deflect attention from other issues.

“The Open Society Foundations for over 30 years have supported civil society groups in Hungary who are addressing profound problems in education, health care, media freedom and corruption," Laura Silber, the organization's chief communications officer, said in a statement to The Associated Press. "Any attacks on this work and those groups are solely an attempt to deflect attention from government inability to address these issues."

The group's stated goal is “to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens” but critics claim it's a front for Soros’ hard-left political maneuverings.

Former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski says Soros has a "decisive influence" on his country’s politics.

“If it were not for George Soros behind it with all the millions he pours into Macedonia, the entire network of NGOs, media, politicians, inside and out … the economy would be stronger, we would have had more new jobs,” he said in a recent interview with Macedonia’s Republika newspaper.

Macedonia, while small, is a broadly conservative country. It has a flat rate tax of 10 percent, a small-government philosophy and a ruling conservative party (VMRO-DPMNE) that has greeted the election of President Trump warmly and pledged to work with him.

Lee’s staff recently met with Macedonia lawmakers, who also passed on a white paper from a citizen’s initiative called “Stop Operation Soros” which alleges U.S. money has been funding hard-left causes in the country – including violent riots in the streets, as well as a Macedonian version of Saul Alinsky’s far-left handbook “Rules for Radicals.”

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Mysterious Radioactive Leak Detected Across Europe

There are concerns about a potential nuclear ‘incident’ in Europe.

According to reports, small amounts of highly radioactive radioisotope, iodine-131, of unknown origin, have been detected over large areas of Europe.

A nuclear ‘incident’ in the vicinity of the Arctic circle may have spread the mysterious radioactive leak during the past week.

According to IRSN ( Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire ), a French institute specialising in nuclear and radiological risks, Iodine-131 (131I), a radionuclide of anthropogenic origin, has recently been detected in tiny amounts in the ground-level atmosphere in Europe.

Iodine-131 was first detected over large areas of Europe in January.

Since the isotope has a half-life of only eight days, the detection is proof of a rather recent release, reports the Independent Barents Observe.

The source of the leak remains a mystery.

Zero Hedge reports:

The air filter station at Svanhovd – located a few hundred meters from Norway’s border to Russia’s Kola Peninsula in the north – was the first to measure small amounts of the radioactive Ionide-131 in the second week of January. Shortly thereafter, the same Iodine-131 isotope was measured in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. Within the next two weeks, traces of radioactivity, although in tiny amounts, were measured in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain.

Norway was the first to measure the radioactivity, but France was the first to officially inform the public about it.

“Iodine-131 a radionuclide of anthropogenic origin, has recently been detected in tiny amounts in the ground-level atmosphere in Europe. The preliminary report states it was first found during week 2 of January 2017 in northern Norway. Iodine-131 was also detected in Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain, until the end of January”, the official French Institute de Radioprotection et de Süreté Nucléaire (IRSN) wrote in a press release.

http://archive.is/SKBUG

http://yournewswire.com/radioactive-leak-europe-constant-phoenix/

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The plan to re-freeze the Arctic with millions of wind pumps

Scientists Have Announced a Plan to 'Refreeze' the Arctic - and It's Wild

So crazy, it just might work.

BEC CREW

15 FEB 2017

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and with temperatures near the North Pole hitting an unheard-of 20°C (36°F) warmer than average last year, things in the Arctic are undeniably grim right now.

But rather than sit by and watch as the sea ice disappears from the region at an unprecedented rate, scientists have hatched a crazy plan to 'refreeze' the Arctic, by installing some 10 million wind-powered pumps over the ice cap to spray sea water over the surface and replenish the sea ice.

"Our only strategy at present seems to be to tell people to stop burning fossil fuels," lead researcher and Arizona State University physicist, Steven Desch, told The Guardian.

"It's a good idea, but it is going to need a lot more than that to stop the Arctic's sea ice from disappearing."

A new paper outlining the team's plan to 'refreeze' the Arctic estimates that 10 million wind-powered pumps could add an extra metre of sea ice onto the region's current layer, which would help protect it from the globe's rapidly increasing temperatures.

"Thicker ice would mean longer-lasting ice," he says. "In turn, that would mean the danger of all sea ice disappearing from the Arctic in summer would be reduced significantly."

The idea is to erect millions of wind-powered pumps around the Arctic region, which would disperse sea water onto the icy surface to freeze as an extra layer and thicken up the ice cap.

The team predicts that pumping 1.3 metres of water on the surface will result in the ice being thicker by 1 metre (3.2 feet). In other words, that's 7.5 kg per second of water (16.5 pounds), or 27 metric tonnes per hour.

"It is noteworthy that half of the Arctic sea ice currently has a mean annual thickness of only 1.5 metre [4.9 feet]," they report. "Adding 1 metre of ice in the course of one winter is a significant change."

They also note that adding 1 metre will be like pushing time back by 17 years.

"Implementation over the entire Arctic in the early 2030s - in one year adding 1 metre of ice - would reset the clock to the present day, instead of the largely ice-free summer state one expects by the 2030," they conclude.

But how many pumps would you need? That's when the numbers get mind-boggling:

"The area of the Arctic Ocean is about 107 km2 [3.8 million miles2]. If the wind-powered pumps are to be distributed across 10 percent of that area, this would necessitate about 10 million wind-powered pumps; if distributed across the entire Arctic, about 100 million would be needed.

[I]t would require a wind turbine with blades on order 6 metres in diameter [19 feet], with weight on the order of 4,000 kg of steel [8,818 pounds]. To keep this afloat would require the buoy contain a roughly equal weight of steel. As a round number, we estimate about 10,000 kg of steel [22,046 pounds] would be required per device."

They add that to build a fleet of 10 million pumps, it would require roughly 10 million tons of steel per year. If you wanted to deploy pumps over the entire Arctic, you'd need 100 million tons of steel per year.

For comparison, the US currently produces about 80 million tons of steel annually, and world production of steel is 1,600 million.

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-announced-a-plan-to-refreeze-the-arctic-and-it-s-wild

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News from /india/ 104 ROCKETS SPACE EXPLORATION

India Launches 104 Satellites From a Single Rocket, Ramping Up a Space Race

The launch was high-risk because the satellites, released in rapid-fire fashion every few seconds from a single rocket as it traveled at 17,000 miles an hour, could collide with one another if ejected into the wrong path.

“They have spent months figuring out how to make an adapter, which will release these small babies into space one after another,” said Pallava Bagla, science editor for NDTV, a cable news station. “Now, all of them are in space.”

Wednesday’s launch was being watched closely by firms that place satellites in orbit, because India’s space agency charges substantially less than its competitors in Europe and North America, said C. Uday Bhaskar, the director of the Society for Policy Studies, a public policy research group based in New Delhi.

Eighty-eight of the 104 satellites released on Wednesday were tiny, weighing about 10 pounds. Called Doves, they belong to Planet Labs, a private company based in San Francisco that sells data to governments and commercial entities, and they constituted the largest satellite constellation ever launched into space.

The chairman of the Indian space agency, A. S. Kiran Kumar, has said that commercial fees covered around half of the cost of Wednesday’s mission.

In 2014, India sent a spacecraft to Mars for $74 million, a small fraction of the $671 million the United States spent for a Mars mission that same year, and showing up a regional rival, China, whose own Mars mission failed in 2012.

By charging significantly less to launch satellites into space, India could carve out a niche in the $3 billion to $4 billion market for detailed information about climate, topography and defense, Mr. Bhaskar said.

Robbie Schingler, a former NASA scientist and a co-founder of Planet Labs, described himself as “ecstatic.”

“The sequencing needed to be very precise,” he said. “It worked perfectly and flawlessly.”

Shri G. Madhavan Nair, a former chairman of India’s space program, said newer satellites weigh as little as two pounds, meaning that there is “no limit” to the number that can be launched into space at a time — a trend that he said worried him, as most satellites are operational for only two or three years.

“We are all concerned about space debris,” he said. “After that, it becomes a dead mass floating in space. Personally, I will not recommend such an increase in the number without a practical purpose.

https://archive.is/71azt

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Mike Pence has raped 186 Children 2Jun

IN GOV MIKE PENCE raped his 186th child, another little boy on Wednesday the 1st of June. This 7 yr old boy was raped 57 times total, 53 at the Dallas MILAB

17 children gang raped 231 times by 118males that time. 2 hours after Pence raped this child he was murdered by Army Special Ops.

Keep in mind that this report, which discusses the FEMA concentration camp in Yuma AZ among other things was from over the summer and that Pence has undoubtedly raped many additional children since this report.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9WKL_UNxds

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STUNNING PROOF! CIA operations behind mass shootings--stunning Clinton/Obama revelations

In this bombshell report, murdered independent reporter Tory Smith proves through DNA scanning the CIA's involvement in numerous mass shootings/domestic terror attacks, including the Pulse shooting in Orlando, the theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. and elementary school shootings.

The renowned lightworker also discusses Hillary Clinton's murder of over 135,000 children, and Barack HUSSEIN Obama's homosexual proclivities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzqmj88Wzv0

NOTE: The video is difficult to watch. Tory was deteriorating rapidly at this point due to sustained reptilian attack. But these stunning revelations can't remain secret!!!!!

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BAD! IN ATTY GEN GREG ZOELLER RAPED 5YR OLD "MATTI"

IN ATTY GEN GREG ZOELLER RAPED 5YR OLD "MATTI"

More stunning revelations about the MILAB/reptilian child trafficking ring. Reptilian influenced/infiltrated elites are continuing to rape and murder children, drastically reducing and in some cases eliminating their levels of Sacred Light.

Independent reporter Tory Smith uncovered these sinister activities before his murder by deep state/reptilian operatives. The invasion by Alpha Draconis reptilians is continuing and the primary victims are Earth's children!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PF27kNn7Ow

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Trump, Russia and Flynn: A timeline of key events

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, but the saga involving his and President Trump's campaign's connections to the Russian government and the controversy surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 election remains. Here's a timeline of key events.

July 2012

Flynn is named director of the Defense Intelligence Agency as a three-star general.

June 19, 2013

Donald Trump, then a private businessman, tweeted that the Miss Universe Pageant, which he owned, would be held that November in Moscow. He asked whether Putin would attend and whether he would become Trump's new best friend.

April 2014

The White House moves to fire Flynn over his brusque management style.

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend?

September 2015

The FBI informs the Democratic National Committee that a Russian-linked cyber-spy group had likely compromised its computer network.

February 2016

May 6, 2016

Trump says in a television interview that he knows Russia well. "I had a major event in Russia two or three years ago, Miss Universe contest, which was a big, big, incredible event. An incredible success," Trump said.

June 14, 2016

Russian government hackers penetrated DNC servers, according to The Washington Post. The Russian government denied the charges.

July 20, 2016

Flynn leads chants of “Lock Her Up!” at the Republican National Convention aimed at Hillary Clinton. “You know why we’re saying that? We’re saying that because if I, a guy who knows this business, if I did a tenth of what (Clinton) did I would be in jail today.”

July 22, 2016

WikiLeaks releases private emails from DNC officials in the days leading up to the Democratic National Convention. Some of the emails showed DNC staffers favoring Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

July 27, 2016

Republican nominee Donald Trump says he doubts Russian involvement in the DNC hack. But he invites them to hack into emails Clinton had deemed personal and deleted for her official account when she was secretary of State. “I will tell you this, Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

Sept. 26, 2016

Trump, in his first debate with Clinton, continues to express skepticism about Russian involvement. “I mean it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK?”

Oct. 7, 2016

Government intelligence officials call out the Russians for the first time on the hacks. The director of national intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security say they have confidence that “the Russian government directed the recent compromises of emails from U.S. persons and institutions, including U.S. political organizations.” WikiLeaks also releases the first batch of emails from the personal account of John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman.

Nov. 8, 2016

Trump beats Clinton in presidential election.

Nov. 18, 2016

Trump names Flynn as his national security adviser. “I am pleased that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will be by my side as we work to defeat radical Islamic terrorism, navigate geopolitical challenges and keep Americans safe at home and abroad,” Trump said.

Dec. 9, 2016

President Obama orders a review of foreign attempts to tamper with U.S. elections. Trump dismisses the CIA’s finding that the Russians sought to sway the election in his favor. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”

Dec. 12, 2016

Republican leaders announce that congressional committees will investigate the CIA findings.

http://archive.is/VElQQ

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3 Muslim Agents Caught Spying On Trump, Proof Points Directly At Obama

It has been said that blood is thicker than water. Clearly, the Muslim brotherhood set off by Barack Obama is one great example of that age-old adage, for he has allowed the entry of so many of his so-called brothers into the White House at virtually every level.

Recently, three Muslim Congressional “IT staffers” (who were allegedly hired as a direct result of Obama), were just caught accessing classified and unauthorized sensitive foreign affairs documents, foreign affairs intelligence, and various intelligence agency documents. After illegally accessing the materials, the EXTREMELY WELL PAID brothers proceeded to channel the information to an external server. Despite that, the three STILL haven’t even been arrested yet. Although the brothers have since been fired, there is no way of knowing the amount of vital information they have acquired and to what extent this could be utilized for evil intent.

In the following video, Right Wing News lays out a number of resources pointing Obama’s ties with the Muslim brotherhood, and various steps taken by Obama to help facilitate this infiltration. Considering how corrupt both the Democrats and the media are, there’s no telling what will come from the investigation just beginning. Also… take a guess which party the suspected Muslim Brotherhood spies worked for…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv-c_YofQXE

Angry Patriot Movement writes:

During the end of his presidency, Obama made some very questionable hires that had people shaking their heads. Among these, were three Muslim brothers.

These brothers, Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were accessing computers without the authority to do so, and may have seen classified information. These three men were overpaid, getting at least $160,000 and one of them had a criminal background. Yet, Obama hired them.

They are currently being investigated for ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and they may have funneled information from the House of Representatives onto an external server. (via Breitbart)

It is also believed the individuals are responsible for theft and the overpricing of computer equipment, the extra money no doubt going into their pockets! The three brothers, and the wife of Imran, made around $160,000 a year as information technology employees of the House.

http://archive.is/mLgsw

https://thelastgreatstand.com/2017/02/15/3-muslim-agents-caught-spying-on-trump-proof-points-directly-at-obama/

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JUSTICE RETURNS! Army Colonel, Top Attorney And Politician Arrested In Child Sex Sting

A dozen high profile arrests have been made in Florida in a child sex sting involving an army colonel, a politician and a top attorney.

In the last week, police in North Florida arrested a dozen men seeking to engage in sexual acts with children.

Tallahassee.com reports: http://archive.is/0Ck8S

One was a college student. One, Michael Chmielewski, was the manager of the Florida House of Representatives page and messenger program who oversaw hundreds of teenagers each legislative session since he was hired in 2012. Another was, Dayton Cramer, a retired Army colonel and high-ranking attorney with Florida State University, while another was a retired doctor from Washington State who investigators say was a documented child predator.

What they all had in common was when they made contact with someone they thought was a teen, in reality, they were communicating through email, text, chat rooms and internet ads with undercover officers.

The cases developed out of the sting by the Internet Crimes Against Children task force run by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and other local agencies.

It delivered a clear message, said Mark Perez, FDLE special agent in charge of the Tallahassee Regional Operations Center.

“If you prey on our children, we will find you and arrest you,” Perez said during a press conference at FDLE’s Tallahassee headquarters.

He said during the week-long sting, 19 different law enforcement agencies made eight arrests in the Tallahassee area and took four people into custody near Lake City.

Some of the 12 already were suspects in obscenity cases involving children. Arrests were being made as recently as Thursday when the press conference was held, Perez said.

“While most adults online immediately stop communicating with these investigators,” he said. “Once they believed they were children, the 12 suspects arrested during the operation only became more interested.”

There is no race, age or demographic that defines a sexual predator, Perez said. But the demographics represented in the arrests this week show how prevalent seeking sexual involvement with minors has become.

Among the men arrested is William Hall, a former clinical director of the Indian Health Services unit in Colville, Washington. Hall was a documented sexual predator in Washington, FDLE officials confirmed Thursday.

He, like the other 11 arrested in Operation Cupid’s Arrow, traveled to meet a person he thought was a young teen girl, a 14-year-old by the name of Sara.

The 64-year-old made contact with undercover officers using the online persona “Naughty Boy,” court records said. He made sexual references with the “girl” and traveled to meet the minor to have sex when he was arrested.

Hall retired in 2013 from his position as a doctor in Washington following an investigation by the Washington Department of Health. He was accused of making unwanted advances on several female patients. Hall’s address was listed in West Palm Beach.

The arrests, primarily the high-ranking FSU attorney and House page program manager, drew the attention of state senator and advocate for child sexual abuse Lauren Book.

“This week, Tallahassee was rocked by headlines telling of respected community members caught in the ‘Cupid’s Arrow’ sting: a lawyer, a (retired) doctor and an individual who works with children as young as 13 in the Capitol building,” Book said in an email. “This is shocking, it is terribly disturbing, but it is also all too familiar. I cannot say it enough. This happens in all communities, regardless of race, religion, education level or socioeconomic status. Any child can become a victim, and perpetrators are hiding in plain sight.”

http://archive.is/QB1hu

http://yournewswire.com/florida-child-sex-sting/

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Dramatic photos show refugee family fleeing US border patrol into the welcoming arms of Canada

A family of eight asylum-seekers barely made it across the Canadian border

US Customs and Border Patrol seized their passports before they made a run

One of the men was held up at the border before dramatically grabbing the documents out of officer's hand and fleeing

People seeking refugee status have been pouring over the Canada-US border as the United States looks to tighten its policies on refugees and illegal immigrants

Dramatic photos capture the moment that eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a US border patrol officer tried to stop them.

As a US Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side.

One by one they scrambled across the snowy gully separating the two countries…

RCMP officers watching from the other side helped them up, lifting the younger children and asking a woman, who leaned on her fellow passenger as she walked, if she needed medical care.

The children looked back from where they had come as the US officer held the first man, saying his papers needed to be verified…

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4236446/Nine-people-flee-U-S-border-patrol-seek-asylum-Canada.html

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Here Comes the Cashless Grid: Europe Moves To Begin Elimination Of Paper Money

In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years.

The financial uncertainty amplified by Brexit has incentivized governments throughout Europe to seize further control over their banking systems. France and Spain have already criminalized cash transactions above a certain limit, but now the commission has unilaterally established new regulations that will affect the entire union. The fear of physical money flowing out of the trade bloc has manifested a draconian response from the State.

The European Action Plan doesn’t mention a specific dollar amount for restrictions, but as expected, their reasoning for the move is to thwart money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Border checks between countries have already been bolstered to help implement these new standards on hard assets. Although these end goals are plausible, there are other clear motivations for governments to target paper money that aren’t as noble.

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/here-comes-the-cashless-grid-europe-moves-to-begin-elimination-of-paper-money_022017

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Mad Scientists Plan To Alter Our MINDS, Delete History, Distort Morals, Plant Memories, Control Beha

RELATED: >>>/ultranews/48

Mankind is on the cusp of a transition that we cannot come back from. For many years scientists have sought technology that can actively alter memories and identity.

New World Technology has the ability to change our perception by altering our memory; some of the technologies can even make us forget history, and by doing so can distort morals. But there is a far greater evil, scientists can even plant memories.

Several methods are mentioned in the above video by S. Matthew Liao, who is the current holder of the Arthur Zitrin Chair of Bioethics and is the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Affiliated Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University, those methods are as follows:

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging – is a functional neuroimaging procedure using MRI technology that measures brain activity by detecting changes associated with blood flow. This technique relies on the fact that cerebral blood flow and neuronal activation are coupled. When an area of the brain is in use, blood flow to that region also increases.

Deep Brain Stimulation (+) – is a neurosurgical procedure introduced in 1987, involving the implantation of a medical device called a neurostimulator (sometimes referred to as a ‘brain pacemaker’), which sends electrical impulses, through implanted electrodes, to specific targets in the brain (brain nuclei) for the treatment of movement and neuropsychiatric disorders

Psychopharmaceuticals, Psychopharmacology – is the scientific study of the effects drugs have on mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior. It is distinguished from neuropsychopharmacology, which emphasizes the correlation between drug-induced changes in the functioning of cells in the nervous system and changes in consciousness and behavior.

Other researchers in the fields of science and technology are working on removing the literal belief system, or faith, from an individual by using magnets.

The speaker, S. Matthew Lao, mentioned several incidences where altering memories are applicable, and in each case, the bioethicist attempted to prove that altering what we remember was somehow acceptable. All while mentioning that DARPA using Deep Brain Stimulation + is seeking to create super soldiers.

Deep Brain Stimulation bears a similar resemblance to the Mark of the Beast. After the implant has taken place a single electric pulse targets regions of the brain and interferes with neural activity in the target area, which can alter decisions, symptoms, behavior, and morals. The implant is formally called an implanted pulse generator or an IPG, which can be calibrated by technicians, doctors, and qualified nurses.

As mentioned in the video, DBS+ can be calibrated to alter how a soldier responds on the battlefield and or after the war. The machine would give the military industrial complex more control over soldiers. Thus, meaning that DARPA or any other agency could remove guilt, and alter judgment in any soldiers mind, in any given circumstance.

The machine further proves that the military industrial complex is seeking to create super soldiers, and is actively working on Mind Control.

The common motive behind creating such technology can be derived from the outcome; once again, while claiming medical purposes, it is evident that the goal of altering memories and changing morals is to demoralize, further propagandize, and control the masses.

According to scripture, specifically in Hebrews 10:16, and Jeremiah 31:33, God states that He will write His laws on our hearts and in our minds.

Hebrews 10:16 GNV

This is the Testament that I will make unto them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my Laws in their heart, and in their minds, I will write them.

Jeremiah 31:33 GNV

But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel, After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts, and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

The ‘agents’ of the Illuminati are seeking to remove these from mankind, so they can instill their own, all of which are based on the satanic agenda of creating the New World Order. Currently, a subversive campaign of demoralization is being waged against humanity as a whole, which is attempting to slowly strip away the moral laws God has written on our hearts and in our minds.

http://archive.is/dm4nR

https://christiantruther.com/end-times/science/beast-tech/4th/new-world-technology-scientists-plan-alter-minds-delete-history-distort-morals-plant-memories-control-behavior/

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US District Attorney Vows To Charge Obama With “Treason”

Sponsored by >>>/totalnews/

Acting District Attorney Dana Boente is allegedly working behind the scenes to charge former president Barack Obama with treason.

Boente is second in the line of succession to be Attorney General of the United States, under a Feb. 9 Executive Order signed by President Trump.

According to various reports, Obama has been working behind the scenes in trying to overthrow the Trump administration, colluding with domestic terrorist organisations to incite riots nationwide.

Countdowntozerotime.com reports: http://archive.is/Tzn3i

With President Obama immediately upon leaving office establishing a private website and proclaiming on it that:

“I won’t stop; in fact, I will be right there with you, as a citizen, for all my days that remain.”

Its obvious to even laymen to deduce that “The Berkeley riots May have been ordered by President Obama himself.”

There is enough evidence for the FBI to implicate Obama for Sedition and treason but behind the scenes there is fierce debate over the fall out including worrying about traitors at all levels of government if action was taken against the Agitator in chief.

Much concerns have been raised due to his gathering around him an “army of agitators” (numbering more than 30,000) who he commands from a bunker less than two-blocks from the White House.

“Barack Obama, who many claim will be creating a shadow government to frustrate the policy goals of this administration, we’re looking at something that’s coming very close to, it seems to me, sedition,” Lou Dobbs revealed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qMHDBRIDd8

Most chilling, though, of President Obama’s “army of agitators”, is that they are “gearing up for battle” with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country and have also begun militant actions, and planning, with other leftist groups attempting to destroy President Trump too.

Why is this happening?

We are seeing the death of Old crumbling institutions. The rats are backed into a corner scared, angry and very very vicious.

The democrats know that they will no longer ever again have the power they have enjoyed because the public is now aware of the voter fraud and the man America elected President will not let it continue.

http://archive.is/7Du1x

http://yournewswire.com/district-attorney-obama-treason/

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Ten Arrested, Including Four Illegals After Savage Gang-Related Killing of Maryland Teen

Imported gang violence continues to afflict Virginia: authorities charged illegal alien suspects with murder and all ten suspects for gang participation and abduction on Thursday for the “brutal” slaying of 15-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas.

Police arrested ten in connection with Rivas’ death: four adults and six teenagers. FOX5 reports “Jose Ivan Castillo Rivas, 18, Springfield, Wilmer A. Sanchez Serrano, 21, Cindy Blanco Hernandez, 18, and Aldair J. Miranda Carcamo, 18” are adults. Another 17-year-old, Venus Iraheta, who has lived in the U.S. for the past ten years — making her a “DREAMer” eligible for amnesty under an Obama executive order — is also in police custody. Police did not identify the other five juveniles. All ten face charges of abduction and gang participation. Rivas and Serrano are charged with murder.

Rivas died on or close to January 8 of upper-body trauma in a “savage, brutal killing,” Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler said. Police reportedly found video evidence of Rivas’ death and declined to name the gang connected to the teenager’s murder. According to Maria Reyes, Rivas’ mother, her daughter had gotten involved with the El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 recently. She told FOX 5 she is receiving violent threats from gang members “blaming her for the arrests” and is afraid for her own life.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed detainers on the four adults charged with murder and has asked Fairfax County to alert them before they are released from custody.

One-fifth of the total population of El Salvador lives in the U.S. “El Salvador is the top country of birth for immigrants to Virginia,” the Associated Press reported in 2014. Nearly a quarter, or 23 percent, of Northern Virginia residents are foreigners, and 68 percent of the state’s foreign-born population lives there, researchers found in 2014. In 1970, only one in 100 residents in Virginia was foreign-born—but now, it is one in nine.

Roughly 247,000 illegal aliens live in Virginia, according to one estimate, meaning the state ranks in the top ten states with the largest populations of illegals. Among those are nearly 40,000 illegals from El Salvador. Another estimate pegged the total number of illegals at 275,000 in 2012, or 3.5 percent of the state’s population. Similarly, immigration led to a boom in the Latino or Hispanic population in Old Dominion since the 1990s: “The Latino share of Virginia’s population grew from 2.6 percent in 1990 to 4.7 percent in 2000 to 8.6 percent (or 707,962 people) in 2013,” according to the American Immigration Council.

Without immigration from El Salvador, there would be no MS-13 in America and fewer machete murders and dismembered bodies buried in idyllic parks. Since the 1990s, MS-13 has operated in the Washington, D.C., area with thousands of members.

Obama administration policies encouraged hundreds of thousands of Central American illegal aliens to surge into the U.S., and the administration helped them along by shipping them unannounced to unsuspecting American communities.

MS-13 leaders stationed in El Salvador had told the U.S.-based gangs to rebuild, and the large influx of young illegal aliens made the task easier. The Obama administration shipped illegal alien minors with clear MS-13 ties to MS-13 strongholds. One Department of Homeland Security official noted an “uptick” in MS-13 gang violence in the past two years, according to FOX5: “He said 18- and 19-year-olds in high schools work to recruit younger kids to help them carry out crimes because they are aware charges are less serious for juveniles.”

El Salvadoran nationals involved in gang violence at home bring their connections and plans for expansion to the United States. Chairman of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force Douglas W. Keen pointed to “increased recruitment of unaccompanied minors” illegally arriving in the U.S.

“When we debrief some of the arrestees they are telling us they were recruited at a young age and encouraged to commit crimes of assaults and larcenies. Then they move to narcotics and more violent crimes,” Keen told the Washington Post.

http://archive.is/IkNsT

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/17/ten-arrested-four-illegal-aliens-savage-gang-related-killing-maryland-teen/

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CHINA:H7N9 update: 104 cases, 21 deaths

The National Health and Family Planning Commission said in its daily update on H7N9 cases that a total of 104 H7N9 cases have been reported in China, including 21 that have ended in death.

Of the total, 13 H7N9 patients have been discharged from hospitals after receiving treatment, and the other 70 patients are being treated in designated hospitals, according to the commission.

A total of 33 cases, including 12 that have ended in death, have been reported in Shanghai. Twenty-four cases, including three deaths, have been reported in Jiangsu Province, and 40 cases, including five deaths, in Zhejiang Province. Anhui Province has reported three cases, with one ending in death. Beijing has reported one case and three have been reported in Henan Province.

China officially confirmed the human cases infected with the H7N9 virus late last month.

According to the commission, China's confirmed H7N9 cases are isolated and there has been no sign of human-to-human transmission.

http://archive.is/Pguvk

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Epidemiological assessment of the severity of dengue epidemics in French Guiana

This study was the first of its kind conducted in French Guiana describing the clinical and biological features associated with hospitalized dengue cases. The five-year system of monitoring hospitalized cases allowed us to describe the dynamics, magnitude and severity of the three epidemics that occurred since 2008. The impacts of the outbreaks on hospital activity were considerable in 2013, moderate in 2009 and minimal in 2010. The hospitalization rate was the highest during the 2013 outbreak (4.2%), which was noteworthy in terms of duration and number of estimated cases.

The retrospective implementation of the WHO 2009 classification for both epidemics among hospitalized cases enabled us to compare the severity of the epidemics. Although the number of admissions substantially increased in 2013, the severity rates were similar in 2009 and 2013. These results may be linked to increased awareness due to the WHO 2009 classification recommending that patients with any WS should be admitted for close observation [1]. This new classification has a high potential for facilitating case management and disease surveillance [23,24], and thus, could result fewer SD cases among hospitalized patients. Several studies assessing the usefulness of the revised dengue classification system have discussed its limitations, particularly the lack of specificity for some criteria, and they also noted a rise in the admission rate and increased workloads for medical professionals [23–26]. Furthermore, the impact of the classification application may have been reinforced in 2013 by the death of a young adult, which was highly covered by the media, at the beginning of the outbreak.

One of the strengths of our study was that all hospitalized cases between November 2008 and December 2013 admitted at any of the three hospitals for the whole territory were enrolled ina large study population (n = 1,356), giving our results good power and representation. Additionally, a single clinician classified all of the cases, leading to high quality data and avoiding biases related to variations in medical practices. In addition, the daily data collection from the time of admission until discharge allowed us to describe the clinical evolution and to study the clinical and biological features throughout the hospitalization period. We cannot rule out the possibility that clinical signs and symptoms used in the WHO 2009 system may not have been stringently collected prior to its implementation. Nevertheless, clinical features collected during the study period appeared consistent with the proper implementation of WHO 2009 classification.

The pathophysiology of SD appears to be multifactorial, entailing complex interactions among viral factors, host genetics and the immunologic background of the host, the most important being prior to exposure to dengue virus. Hyperendemicity with different serotypes is believed to be one of the most significant factors influencing dengue severity [33]. Future studies should assess the immune status of the patients and should evaluate the role of secondary infections in likelihood of severe disease development.

https://archive.is/Y5ELG

>>>/genes/

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(day after bacteria sent to space) Bill Gates warns tens of millions could be killed by bio-terroris

A chilling warning that tens of millions of people could be killed by bio-terrorism was delivered at the Munich security conference by the world’s richest man, Bill Gates

Gates, who has spent much of the last 20 years funding a global health campaign, said: “We ignore the link between health security and international security at our peril.”

Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft who has spent billions in a philanthropic drive to improve health worldwide, said: “The next epidemic could originate on the computer screen of a terrorist intent on using genetic engineering to create a synthetic version of the smallpox virus … or a super contagious and deadly strain of the flu.”

US and UK intelligence agencies have said that Islamic State has been trying to develop biological weapons at its bases in Syria and Iraq. However, they have played down the threat, saying that the terrorists would need people with the necessary skills, good laboratories and a relatively calm environment free from the confusion and chaos of conflict zones.

http://archive.is/d3I2p

a day after this: http://8ch.net/n/res/515235.html

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21 workers fired for taking part in 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

LEXINGTON COUNTY, South Carolina - Twenty one people were fired from a South Carolina company after taking part in the Day Without Immigrants Protest.

The movement closed restaurants and shops across the country to show the contributions immigrants have on the American workforce.

Juvenito Quintana and 20 others all missed work on February 16th and right the next day, they got a letter from Encore Boat Builders LLC in Lexington.

The letter said they were being terminated for no show/ no call in. Their last day listed as February 16th, the day of the protest.

Quintana says some employees got calls from management the day before telling them not to miss or else they'd lose their job. That's why he said a lot didn't call in, for fear.

Most of the employees had been working there for years and have small children. Quintana is a permanent resident and feels like the termination was unfair.

Melissa Burnette is an employment attorney and says South Carolina is a Right To Work state where employers can make those kinds of decisions.

"Some employers are more supportive and would not have terminated the employees but some employers have the right to do that" she said.

It's important for employees to understand their rights to protest like wearing t-shirts or posting flyers if it doesn't interfere with the business operations Burnette said. But they also need to understand their responsibilities like being expected to show up to work.

WLTX reached out to Encore Boat Builders but they declined to comment.

The families are now looking for other jobs and they pick up their last checks on Friday.

http://www.khou.com/news/nation-now/21-people-fired-after-taking-part-in-a-day-without-immigrants/409550478

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Kong: Skull Island director goes full retard

"The director of the upcoming film Kong: Skull Island (as in King Kong) decided to start a feud with a fellow airplane passenger after he says he watched over the man’s shoulder as he clicked through “alt-right posts in his Facebook feed.”

According to a series of tweets that Jordan Vogt-Roberts has now deleted, but are still available because the Internet is forever, Vogt-Roberts caught his seatmate scrolling through his Facebook feed, “liking” and “commenting” on posts that Vogt-Roberts deemed “alt-right.”

“The older guy next to me on this plane is scrolling his heavily alt-right dominated Facebook feed. Here’s what I’ve seen so far,” he wrote. “To a ‘Black Lives Matter is a terrorist group’ post, he commented, ‘They don’t provide anything, in fact we need to start TAKING something.'”

“Now he’s liking every link regarding trumps (sic) cabinet appointments.”

These “alt-right” actions irked Vogt-Roberts so much that he began to catalogue the man’s movements in real time, including ordering food and alcohol and trying to use the wrong charger cable to plug in his phone. All the while, Vogt-Roberts uses the “scene” to comment on America’s political future.

Vogt-Roberts sums up his observations with, “This is a metaphor for trumps [sic] America I swear to god.”

Finally, after watching the man order multiple drinks and continue to plow through his Facebook feed, liking posts Vogt-Roberts considers unsavory and “racist,” Vogt-Roberts tells his Twitter audience that he’s “had enough” and that the man, whom he calls “the physical manifestation of the white male Patriarchy,” has finally caused Vogt-Roberts to tune out.

Bur he doesn’t. He continues to chart his seatmate’s drinking; the fact that his seatmate is too fat to tie his shoes or exit his plane seat; implies that the man is racist against the black man sitting in front of him (because he needs the man to move his seat so he can exit the row); watches an action movie about Nazis (so he’s clearly one of them); and accidentally breaks Vogt-Roberts’s electronics charger.

While the “alt-right” man doesn’t sound like the ideal seatmate to have on an international plane ride, until the end of the story, Vogt-Roberts doesn’t appear to have any kind of interaction with the man that would justify Vogt-Roberts’s observations or assumptions, let alone his targeting the man on Twitter.

Until Vogt-Roberts decides to take the man’s charger as payment for his own broken one, and gets into a verbal altercation with what we now know is an inebriated individual. Vogt-Roberts finally gets the man to call him a “liberal ass mother fucker,” not unlike the scene on a Delta Airlines Thanksgiving flight.

Vogt-Roberts recorded the altercation, but has since removed the video from social media, along with most of his tweets. He sums up his interaction by encouraging his Twitter followers, somewhat ironically, to “be kind” and to “hear each other.”

We have no ability or desire to hear eachother anymore. Much like the 1970's and many times before it -we're fighting for what seems obvious

— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) November 28, 2016

Let people live their lives as long as they're not inflicting harm upon others. Give everyone the same rights. This is basic human shit…

— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) November 28, 2016

Both parties appear to have emerged from the altercation unscathed, though Vogt-Roberts now has a new charger (the man’s), and the man has probably had his every notion about liberals reinforced.

Combined with the earlier Delta Airlines story, the moral of this encounter might be that it’s probably best to keep your politics to yourself, especially on planes, and to keep your eyes off fellow passengers’ Facebook pages."

http://heatst.com/politics/king-kong-skull-island-director-feuds-with-alt-right-seatmate-on-plane/

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Pretending to Care about Crustaceans

While destroying us by the millions they try to hide the genocide!!

Crustacean Compassion? Here’s Why We Should Protect The Welfare Of Crabs, Lobsters, And Crayfish

At Crustacean Compassion, we believe it’s unfair, unscientific, and legally inconsistent that current animal welfare legislation only covers animals who wear their bones on the inside; and we’re petitioning DEFRA to include them in the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (England and Wales). Here’s why. Research coming out of the University of Belfast in 2012 and 2016 confirmed what many restaurant diners and chefs have guiltily suspected; decapod crustaceans were likely to be able to feel pain. This makes boiling them alive, a process that can take them up to 3 minutes to die, incredibly inhumane. Chilling them beforehand may just render them paralysed, rather than unconscious; indeed they may wake up rather quickly and have several minutes left. All the way back in 2005 the EU Animal Health and Welfare Panel stated that many of the ways in which decapods were currently slaughtered were inhumane. Many countries, including Norway, Switzerland and New Zealand, include them in their animal welfare legislation, meaning anyone farming them, storing them or slaughtering them has to take account of basic animal welfare protections; enough food, a suitable environment, and a humane slaughter method. This week in Sydney, Australia, a fishmonger was convicted of cruelty for removing live lobsters’ tails with a hacksaw.

Yet in the UK nothing has changed. Our Freedom of Information request has just revealed that the DEFRA has conducted no assessment of the welfare needs of decapod crustaceans since the new research was released; in fact no assessment since 2005, when their decision not to include them in the Animal Welfare Bill proved controversial. Recognising that the evidence was mounting, however, they included an important caveat; invertebrates could be included under the Act’s protections if the scientific evidence of their ability to feel pain became satisfactory.

With the compelling research now available, we believe that the time has come. No animal can ever be conclusively proved to feel pain - and that includes you or me. But it’s entirely reasonable, when the evidence mounts and the stakes are high, to give creatures the benefit of the doubt and protect them from unnecessary suffering. Sign our petition, and let’s treat these strange and captivating creatures with a little more respect.

https://archive.is/h0gof

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internet porn is creating a generation of men desensitised to real life sex

A masculinity expert says he fears heavy internet porn usage may have left up to one in 10 young men with erection problems.

Dr Andrew Smiler said that easy access to endless streaming porn is leaving healthy young men with the sexual problem.

He told The Independent: “The guys I see, most of them are between 13 and 25. The vast majority are, for the most part, the picture of physical health.

“So if I’m masturbating to porn once a day for 15 minutes but I do that every day for five years, I’m pretty well on my way to being an expert to having an orgasm to porn.”

He warned that because many heavy users are young, the habit becomes even more concerning.

If I’m 17 and that is 90% of my sexual orgasmic experience, then I’ve put a lot of effort into that particular variety/flavour of sexual development but I’ve put in very little time developing my sexuality with another person, so it makes it more challenging to become aroused to another person and you find yourself in this other direction which is often very different to sex with a person.”

A 2014 study found that one third of men watch porn every day, and given that porn consumption has been increasing over the past few years - largely due to the advent of the smartphones and super-fast data connections - it’s likely that number is now even higher.

Dr Angela Gregory, psychosexual therapist at Nottingham University Hospital, said: “Men are becoming both physically and psychologically desensitised to normal sexual stimulation and arousal with a sexual partner.”

For some men, however, they develop hypersexuality and are constantly aroused. “It’s like an itch they can’t scratch and is always on their minds,” Dr Gregory said.

Despite the prevalence of porn-consumption, as of yet there is no official diagnosis for “porn addiction” so Dr Smiler, author of Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy, doesn’t like to use the term. Gregory, on the other hand, believes some men do develop very real addictions to porn.

She frequently sees young men with erection problems but often they don’t make the link to porn as it’s deemed so normal to watch it.

Fortunately, porn-induced erectile dysfunction is fixable, most easily if you’re a healthy young male: “If you can stop [masturbating], you can reboot your system to normal arousal,” Gregory explains.

She recommends going cold turkey for 90 days - some men find it easy, others really struggle. And Dr Smiler points out that you have to retrain both your body and your mind, so he talks to a lot of his clients about what they find attractive.

Whilst porn-induced erectile dysfunction is a huge problem for men who regularly masturbate to porn, simply watching it is also creating an unrealistic idea of sex in their minds…

KEEP READING http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/porn-sex-impact-men-health-and-desensitisation-a7449311.html

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AT-X Feels AI Could Replace Humans in Producing Anime

''In-between artists work an average of 10 hours a day and only make $8,500 a year.

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Keisuke Iwata, president of anime network AT-X voiced a controversial opinion about anime production while speaking at Tokyo’s Digital Hollywood University:

“IT’S FULLY CONCEIVABLE THAT ANIME PRODUCTION PROCESSES MAYBE COMPLETELY REPLACED BY A.I.”

This is a huge view from one of anime’s most successful producers; Iwata was behind series like Fushigi Yugi, Pokemon, and The Prince of Tennis. He believes that A.I. could replace humans in manual production processes, like drawing in-between frames or digital coloring.

Due to advances in A.I. technology, we may not be far off from this future. Microsoft and Dutch bank ING collaborated on an A.I. that could mimic 17th-century artist Rembrandt’s style. Google has also been working on a program called Magenta, which can create art and music.

There are some basic A.I. art programs available for consumers to use as well. PaintsChainer can instantly color art for you and Sketch Simplification can turn sketches into line art. It is possible that anime studios could use similar programs to streamline the production process for in-betweening and background designs.

Iwata would go on to say, “A.I. is already starting to encroach on the area of creation. It seems A.I. will be able to support things like character design, storyboards, art design, backgrounds, sound production, and color setting. Unlike A.I., humans have a ‘function that can forget’ and can continue to evolve with use of the brain. If you continue to discipline your brain, you should be able to demonstrate creativity that won’t lose to AI.”

Instead of eradicating low-level positions, it comes off that Iwata would like to see studios use A.I. to help ease the production burden. The anime industry has a reputation for high burn out and below-poverty level pay. But, if the industry can’t fix work conditions or pay level for low-level positions, they may have no choice but to turn to A.I. since the talent pool is shrinking.

There are many people, like Hayao Miyazaki, who feel that the human experience is what makes art special. We’ll have to see if further advances in A.I. technology will change that view, or if the industry will be forced to accept A.I. as members of the anime production team.

http://goboiano.com/at-x-feels-ai-could-replace-humans-in-producing-anime/

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NEW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE ACT MUST GIVE FULL AND EQUAL RECOGNITION FOR MALE VICTIMS

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister that she is planning a major programme of work leading towards bringing forward a Domestic Violence and Abuse Act, Mark Brooks, Chairman of the ManKind Initiative, a national charity supporting male victims of domestic abuse, said:

“We welcome the news that the Prime Minister has decided to make ending domestic abuse a real priority as we need to hasten changes in the support given to victims and in helping them become survivors with successfully rebuilt lives.

“It is vital though that there is a real step change in supporting and recognising men, who make up one in three of all victims, if this policy and law is going to keep all those affected by domestic abuse safe. This also includes men fleeing domestic abuse who also need to escape with their children.

“Men currently suffer from a lack of recognition and acceptance in Government policy which then leads to a lack of services and funding at a local level, and, a failure to change public attitudes. This has to change. We need the principles of fairness, inclusion and equality to apply to men, as well as women escaping from domestic abuse.

“A clear example of where things have to change is where it is current Government policy to record and class a crime of domestic abuse against a man as being a crime against a ‘women and girl’. This effectively treats men as second class victims and renders them invisible. This marginalisation of male victims cannot continue, so we call on the Government to make sure the new policy and law is fully inclusive and equal.”

http://archive.is/f4XI0

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Hungary Welcomes European Refugees Who Want Protection From Liberal Policies

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says he’s open to accepting refugees, but only those fleeing liberal policies in Western Europe.

Orban used his annual state of the nation address Friday to list five threats Hungary faces, including EU policies and Hungarian billionaire George Soros.

He also welcomed Europeans who are fed up with their liberal governments to move to Hungary.

“Of course we can give shelter to the real refugees: Germans, Dutch, French, Italians, scared politicians and journalists,” Orban said in his address. “Christians who had to flee their own country, those people who want to find here the Europe that they lost at their home.”

Hungary recently introduced plans to put migrants in indefinite detention while their asylum applications are processed. The migrants will be housed in shipping containers to stop them from moving freely across Europe.

http://archive.is/Gbo4P

http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/12/hungary-welcomes-european-refugees-who-want-protection-from-liberal-policies/

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DHS Insider Warns It's Spy Versus Spy: US Government Currently In Civil War For Control

DHS Insider Warns It's Spy Versus Spy: US Government Currently In Civil War For Control

VL has been fortunate enough to work with some awesome people! We have loyal and awakened followers who help bring us information, and we also have trusted insiders, whistleblowers and leakers who trust us enough to give us information, too. Today, we have an exclusive interview with a special DHS insider who has answered some critical questions we have on PizzaGate. Our insider prefers to call it PedoGate and what he told us blew our minds! We are so fortunate that members of the Intel community like our work and feel they can trust us. We have been trying to get to the bottom of PizzaGate for months and the answers we got from our DHS insider stunned and shocked us. Here we go!

http://archive.is/5NaXy

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-17/dhs-insider-warns-its-spy-versus-spy

Q. So, in the Intelligence community, how chaotic is the atmosphere now?

A. In my 34 years of Governmental service, I have never seen anything like it. It’s the bifurcation of the entire intelligence apparatus.

Q. It seems the intel community has it in for Trump – is this your feeling?

A. There are many Trump supporters within the FBI. The CIA, however, is against Trump because Trump threatens to ruin their game in the middle east.

Q. Can you elaborate?

A. CIA and Mossad work in tandem with British intel. The goal for the CIA was to replace Assad with a puppet and to topple Iran so we could access their oil. Israel works closely with it’s “sister”, Saudi Arabia, to help this dark cause.

Q. So it seems like the intel community has it in for Trump. How can he protect himself?

A. Trump has a tremendous opportunity here, but needs to circle wagons. The travel ban included 7 countries chosen by both Jared Kushner and Rudy. Why did it not include Saudi Arabia, or Pakistan, or Turkey or other countries that hate us? The seven nations mentioned were chosen by Israel, that’s why. And the unspoken alliance of Israel and Saudi Arabia should be exposed. They are brother and sister. Jared Kushner needs to be careful with what he says and to whom. But, the biggest thing Trump can do is expose PedoGate via Sessions. Big names will go down hard, and it gets the blood suckers drained from the swamp. There are as many pedophiles on the Republican side as there is with democrats, but Trump is in a unique position to truly “clean up Dodge”, so to speak. I can tell you that what is in Anthony Weiner’s hard drive, and what videos exist via Jeffery Epstein, WILL BRING massive arrests – in time. Trump’s legacy could be truly great if he was to purge the CIA, stop the extortion, prosecute the pedophiles and reinstate the death penalty for pedo’s convicted a second time. Pedogate is his path to greatness.

Q. How does Russia fit into all this?

A. The CIA and Israel are responsible for the creation of Isis. Isis was created specifically to weaken Iran and destabilize Syria. It worked for a while until Putin shored up Assad and bolstered Iranian Qud forces. The real reason you see such anti-Russian fever from both Schumer and McCain, Graham and Feinstein, is because the operation has blown up in our faces.

Q. Is Israel behind the anti Russian sentiment?

A. Yes. Israeli intelligence is furious with Trump, and will do anything to keep Trump from working with Putin. Understand that if Trump and Putin work together to defeat Isis, they are actually defeating a CIA/Mossad creation, and furthermore, Syria and Iran grow stronger, which the Saudis and the Israeli’s fear. Their goal was to divide Syria and ultimately destroy Iran’s regime. It is not just an oil grab, but a much bigger attempt at moving the chess pieces to allow Israel and Saudi Arabia to dominate the entire Middle East.

Q. So they demonize Putin and try to tarnish the Trump administration?

A. The Deep State is at war with both Trump and Putin. Understand that when Israeli intelligence hears “America first” from Trump, they go apeshit. Israel has bribed, extorted and intimidated our politicians for decades and suddenly this upstart billionaire threatens to ruin everything.

Q. You mention the word extort. Does that relate to Pizzagate?

A. PedoGate is only a modern term associated with a long history of Pedo-blackmail connected to both Israel and the Intel community. There is a full court press to stop PedoGate from being looked at because if people knew the true motives behind the pedophilia epidemic, they would do more than march on Washington. They could actually seed a revolution, with the spark coming from decent American parents who want to protect their kids. Our politicians are compromised. The senior analyst nicknamed “FBI Anon” alluded to this in his exchange with folks on 4chan and with you.

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Playboy magazine to feature naked women again

Playboy magazine has announced it is bringing back nudity, reversing a decision made last year.

The move was announced by Playboy's new chief creative officer Cooper Hefner, who said the decision to remove nudity entirely "was a mistake".

"Today we're taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are," he tweeted.

The US magazine also promoted its March-April edition with a picture of its playmate of the month with the hashtag #NakedIsNormal.

Some social media users welcomed the U-turn, describing it as a "good call", while others said the decision was taken "because the magazines weren't selling too well. Too bad free porn is still easy to access".

On Monday, Mr Hefner wrote: "I'll be the first to admit that the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated.

"Nudity was never the problem because nudity isn't a problem," added the 25-year-old son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Cooper Hefner, the son of founder Hugh Hefner, took over as chief creative officer at Playboy last October.

He was reportedly an opponent of the decision to ban nudes, which had featured in the magazine since its first issue with Marilyn Monroe as the centrefold in 1953.

he move had been widely applauded by women's rights activists. Playboy said at the time that the easy access to online pornography had hit sales and it needed to attract new readers.

The magazine's record circulation was 7.2 million in November 1972, but began to decline in the early 1990s and was on average around 700,000 per issue last year.

“I’ll be the first to admit the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated, but removing it entirely was a mistake,” said Mr Hefner.

“Nudity was never the problem, because nudity isn’t a problem. Today, we’re taking our identity back and rediscovering who we are.

“This is a remarkably special moment personally and professionally that I get to share this issue of Playboy magazine with my Dad, as well as with readers.

“It is a reflection of how the brand can best connect with my generation and generations to come.”

READ MORE

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/13/playboy-magazine-feature-naked-women/

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South African Woman Poisons Her Pussy To Kill Cheating Husband

A woman in South Africa is facing a 15-year jail term for allegedly lacing her vagina with poison so she could kill her cheating husband.

Trending Post reports that the woman identified as Beatrice who has been charged with attempted murder had been complaining to her friends about her husband's adulterous ways and decided to punish him in an unusual way.

It was gathered that Beatrice put a very potent liquid rat poison she found on Google in her private parts with the hope that her husband, Khumalo , would give her a cunnilingus which would kill him in the process.

After she was arraigned in court, Beatrice reportedly said:

“I told him not to sleep around on me, I bet he won't do it no more. I knew something was wrong when he wouldn't leave the house to come get this vagina; he knows we always fuck Thursday.”

The woman Beatrice suspected her husband was sleeping with another lady identified as Valerie Sithole, saying she knew something was wrong after she had not seen Khumalo in four days.

Beatrice was charged with attempted murder and faces 15 years in prison. She is being held on R150,000 bond.

Giving evidence in the case, Khumalo said he knew something wasn't right before he went down on his wife because she had been playing a song titled 'Poison' on repeat all day long.

He said his instinct save his life as he refused to go down on her despite her insistence.

Ihttps://9jaspot.com/news/2408/south-african-woman-poisons-private-part-kill-cheating-husband

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London to introduce £10 vehicle pollution charge, says Sadiq Khan

Older, more polluting cars will have to pay a £10 charge to drive in central London from 23 October, the city’s mayor has said.

Confirming he would press ahead with the fee, known as the T-charge, Sadiq Khan said: “It’s staggering that we live in a city where the air is so toxic that many of our children are growing up with lung problems. If we don’t make drastic changes now we won’t be protecting the health of our families in the future.

“That is why today, on the 14th anniversary of the start of the congestion charge, I’ve confirmed we are pressing ahead with the toughest emission standard of any major city, coming to our streets from 23 October.”

The announcement came after fresh warnings this week about the poor quality of London’s air.

The mayor spoke as he launched an online vehicle checker on the Transport for London website so drivers can check whether their vehicle will be affected by the T-charge, whose introduction coincides with the start of the autumn half-term.

The levy is expected to affect up to 10,000 of the oldest, most polluting vehicles every week day, as it will apply to motorists who own vehicles that do not meet Euro 4 standards – typically those diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006.

http://archive.is/9OXU1

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Disney drops YouTube star PewDiePie over anti-Semitism

Disney has cut ties with the world's highest paid YouTube star PewDiePie over allegations of anti-Semitism.

The decision came after several videos he released over the past few months were found to contain Nazi references or anti-Semitic imagery.

PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, accepted the material was offensive, but said he did not support "any kind of hateful attitudes".

The Swede is reported to have made $15m through YouTube in 2016.

He has been associated with Disney via Maker Studios, a company with a network of YouTube stars, drawing several billions of views per month - generating vast income from advertising.

"Although Felix has created a following by being provocative and irreverent, he clearly went too far in this case and the resulting videos are inappropriate," Maker Studios said.

In one of the controversial videos, Mr Kjellberg paid two Indians through a crowd-sourcing website to hold up a sign which read "Death to all Jews".

In a response to the criticism, he said he was "trying to show how crazy the modern world is, specifically some of the services available online" and that people "would say anything for five dollars".

He said it was "laughable" to suggest he endorsed that message but added that "though this was not my intention, I understand that these jokes were ultimately offensive".

In other videos he also showed swastikas drawn by a fan, played the Nazi Party anthem and did a brief Hitler salute - all of which he says was done as a joke.

Last, year, PewDiePie was temporarily suspended from Twitter after making jokes about the so-called Islamic State.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38965377

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If You Live In Flint Michigan, Scientists Actually Suggest You Should Buy Water Filters

RELATED: >>>/realnews/1355

Just 16 months after Michigan Governor Rick Snyder admitted that the state was responsible for poisoning Flint residents in a man-made poisoned water disaster, his office has declared that those same residents are now fully responsible to pay for their still undrinkable water. Flint officials have responded by announcing the resumption of water shutoffs for delinquent accounts.

A week ago Tuesday a letter was sent to the city’s acting financial officer, David Sabuda, formalizing that the state-issued credits for water bills would end on February 28—a month earlier than the state’s previous commitment.

The early cutoff is a clear signal that the ending of water subsidies is meant to be permanent.

The pretext for the state’s action are the results of recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water sampling. The EPA’s numbers show that over the last six months among sampled homes in Flint, the amount of lead has fallen below the 15 parts per billion (ppb) action level set in the EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The 90th percentile figure for the period from between July and December was 12 ppb.

Water system experts, however, such as Virginia Tech’s Dr. Marc Edwards, who led the team that exposed the lies of state water authorities that Flint water was safe to drink, are still warning residents that the water is unsafe without filters. In addition, the LCR is outdated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CCD) has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to lead.

After being fed one lie after another, Flint residents are rightfully distrustful of state officials. Now they are being told that they have to pay their bills—at the highest rates in the country—for water that is undrinkable! The anger among Flint residents is palpable. Continuous demonstrations are being held against “paying for poison.”

Mayor Karen Weaver arranged a meeting with Snyder at his office in Lansing on Tuesday, hoping to get the governor to reconsider the cutoff. Snyder declined, afterward telling the media, “I reaffirmed that we are following through on what we said we would do, which is basically (continuing the credits) until the water was deemed to be at acceptable standards.”

http://archive.is/fkydG

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/02/17/flin-f17.html

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Canadian charged with child porn possession for ordering life-like Child sex doll

Inside the box is an unassembled child sex doll, shipped from Japan. The doll has not been entered into evidence yet. So far, the only ones to see it are the police, officials with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and an expert who has only seen pictures of it.

'There is no actual person. It is a piece of latex.'

- Dr. James Cantor

The package is addressed to St. John's resident Kenneth Harrisson, a 51-year-old electrician now on trial for possessing child pornography. He has pleaded not guilty.

Child porn cases usually include images of kids being sexually exploited. You have actual victims.

But the Harrisson case, which began in St. John's last January and resumes Feb. 14, raises the question of whether an inanimate object constitutes child porn.

The police got hold of the box after it was flagged by CBSA coming through the International Mail Processing Centre in Toronto in January 2013.

The name of the Japanese company on the box — Harumi Designs Division of SIMA International Inc. — was on a CBSA watch list. The box was opened in Toronto and CBSA contacted the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC).

all, Harrisson is facing four charges. In addition to possessing child porn, he is charged with using the mail for delivering something obscene; violating the Customs Act by smuggling or attempting to smuggle the doll into Canada; and having in his possession an item that violates the Customs Act or any other Act of Parliament that prohibits or controls the importation of goods.

A couple of years ago, two men in the U.S. set up a website called Virtuous Pedophiles. On the site, they write that its intent is "to reduce the stigma attached to pedophilia by letting people know that a substantial number of pedophiles DO NOT molest children."

They also want "to provide peer support and information about available resources to help virtuous pedophiles remain law-abiding, and lead happy, productive lives."

In response to questions from the CBC, one of the founders, Ethan (not his real name), wrote, "Child sex dolls would certainly not qualify as regular child porn as no child was involved in the making of them."

Ethan says that Canadian law is "overly harsh in this regard."

'We want these people to come in and get therapy. We want to help these people.'

- Dr. James Cantor

"For instance, entirely fictional stories describing sex involving people under the age of 18 are illegal," he said.

This, he said, is "a serious infraction of freedom of expression."

When it comes to sex dolls, Cantor agrees.

"My general bias is for free speech until we have specific evidence that we are doing a greater social good by banning something," he said.

He says that "until and unless there is evidence that they pose a risk of harm," child sex dolls should be legal in Canada.

He says a shift in societal attitudes about pedophiles could actually decrease child sexual abuse.

"We want these people to come in and get therapy. We want to help these people, but by stigmatizing them so strongly, we've just driven them underground," said Cantor.

"We just have pedophiles out in society completely unsupervised and completely unsupported by anybody. If anything, we might be making the situation worse."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/child-sex-doll-trial-1.3976228

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Best Senate Race Ever: Kid Rock Possible Contender For Michigan Senate Seat

Kid Rock AKA Robert Ritchie is rumored to be a possible Republican contender for a Democrat Senate seat currently occupied by Debbie Stabenow.

CBS reports:

Among the names being thrown around as a possible Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate … is Kid Rock, according to freep.com. He would have to challenge Debbie Stabenow, a powerful Democrat who has held the seat since 2000.

Tea party activist Wes Nakagiri brought it up over the weekend at the Michigan Republican Party Convention. He suggested the made-in-Michigan rock star would create the same kind of excitement as Donald Trump and believes he could help the GOP reclaim a U.S. Senate seat for the first time in over 20 years.

Kid Rock was an avid supporter of Donald Trump, speaking out on his behalf and appearing at a rally with him. He can sell out stadiums, but does he have that certain “bawitdaba” it takes to legislate?

We need term limits. Debbie Stabenow has been a Senator for nearly 17 years and look what Michigan has turned into. Democrats have absolutely destroyed the state of Michigan between the destruction of Detroit to the Flint water crisis. Donald Trump won Michigan so it looks like Michiganders just might give this Republican a chance.

http://archive.is/0mLlb

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/best-senate-race-ever-kid-rock-possible-contender-michigan-senate-seat/

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Millennials Having Way Less Sex Than Their Parents,Twice as likely to be a virgin

More young adults born in the 1980s and 1990s are choosing not to have sex, according to the results of a new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.

In fact, they’re twice as likely to be virgins, compared to GenXers—people born in the 1960s and ’70s—when they were the same age.

“A few years ago, I would have been very surprised at this result,” says Jean Twenge, a psychology professor. It certainly seems surprising, given

Twenge's recent data that same-sex hookup rates have doubled in the U.S.

and young Americans are more sexually free and less traditional. But other recent research, all points in this direction: that young adults these days have fewer sexual partners and are starting to have sex later.

Twenge and her team wondered if people who weren’t having any sex at all were contributing to this sexless trend. So they analyzed data from a nationally representative group of 26,707 adults, focusing on GenX'ers, Millennials and the generation after them, which some people call iGen. Fifteen percent of young adults ages 20-24 who were born in the 1990s said they had no sex partners since age 18, while just 6% of GenX'ers admitted the same when recalling the romps of their early twenties.

“There’s been a general pattern over the last few generations for people to become adults or cross adult milestones later: things like getting married, having a child, settling into a stable career, buying a house,” she says. An extended adolescence used to mean that people were starting to have sex but putting off marriage and kids. “Now, it seems Millennials and iGen are putting off everything—including sex,” she said.

Millennials and the generation after them have grown up with a strong emphasis on safety. “That may potentially impact their sexual behavior, if they’ve gotten the message that you can get sick or even die from sex,” Twenge said. The safer-is-better state of mind is reflected elsewhere as well: underage drinking is at an all-time low, and protests on college campuses often call for safe spaces and safer sex.

“If you’re on your phone communicating with people more often, and not seeing your peers in person as much, that could lead to less sex,”

while phones may be helping some people get laid, dating apps like Tinder likely leave out a whole segment of the population—perhaps the one not having sex. “Maybe if someone who isn’t physically attractive meets someone in a bar, they can charm the other person with their engaging personality and humor,” Twenge explains. “On Tinder, it’s a picture.”

http://time.com/4435058/millennials-virgins-sex/

http://archive.is/W5bNZ

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Why NASA is sending a superbug to the space station (so the gloablists can make us more sick)

An antibiotic-resistant superbug will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Saturday from the same Cape Canaveral pad where the first manned mission to the moon lifted off and soon be studied by astronauts on the International Space Station.

Before you start to worry, this isn't a sign of an impending apocalypse. Working in conjunction with NASA, lead researcher Dr. Anita Goel hopes that by sending MRSA bacteria to a zero-gravity environment, we can better understand how superbugs mutate to become resistant to available antibiotics.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, sometimes called a staph, is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin and many others. It can cause a variety of health problems including sepsis, pneumonia and skin and bloodstream infections.

Goel is a medical doctor and a physicist. She's also chairwoman and CEO of her lab and company, Nanobiosym which seeks out breakthroughs and technologies that span and combine physics, biomedicine and nanotechnology.

http://archive.is/lnhNx

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Trump Promises “Fast Trains” For US, Japan’s Railway Stocks Soar

RELATED: >>>/rn/98

Do Trump and California suddenly see eye-to-eye on high-speed rail?

President Donald Trump met with airline CEOs at the White House on Thursday. At the core of the discussion was the overhaul of the Federal Aviation Administration, including changes to the “totally out of whack” national air-traffic control system. He had other goodies for the airline CEOs.

Afterwards, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly told reporters that the meeting had been “delightful.” It seems they’d gotten pretty much what they’d wanted. “We are very well-aligned on some very key topics: income tax reform, regulatory reform, and especially growing our industry,” he said.

But something wasn’t picked up by the US media, though it was picked up by hedge funds and other speculators: In his remarks, Trump mentioned high-speed rail in the US. And on Friday, Japanese stocks dealing with high-speed rail systems soared on huge volume! And even in China, it happened.

In his remarks (transcript) to the aviation CEOs, Trump said this about US high-speed rail, while complaining about airports:

As an example, some of you were saying yesterday to me that you go to China, you go to Japan, they have fast trains all over the place. We don’t have one. I don’t want to compete with your business — (laughter) — but we don’t have one fast train.

And a few sentences on US airports and the Middle East later, he added:

And we have an obsolete plane system, we have obsolete airports, we have obsolete trains. We have bad roads. We’re going to change all of that, folks. You’re going to be so happy with Trump. I think you already are.

“We’re going to change all of that, folks.” And that apparently includes high-speed rail in the US.

This was followed up by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who after his meeting with Trump on Friday in his remarks (transcript) mentioned investment by Japan Inc. in the US, and then veered into high-speed rail and what Japanese companies with expertise in high-speed rail could do in the US to help move these projects forward. It would be nurtured with federal stimulus funding:

With President Trump taking on the leadership, I’m sure there will be — major-scale infrastructure investment will be made, including the fast-speed train.

Those of you who have rode on the Japanese Shinkansen, I’m sure you would appreciate the speed, the comfort and safety with the latest maglev technology. From Washington, D.C. to New York, where Trump Tower exists, only one hour would it take if you ride the maglev train…. Japan, with our high level of technical capability, we will be able to contribute to President Trump’s growth strategy.

http://archive.is/p8VL0

http://wolfstreet.com/2017/02/12/trump-mentions-fast-trains-japan-high-speed-rail-stocks-soar/

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A Civil War For Control Over The US Government Has Erupted Between 'The Deep State' And Donald Trump

A Civil War For Control Over The US Government Has Erupted Between 'The Deep State' And Donald Trump

RELATED: >>515178

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-16/civil-war-control-us-government-has-erupted-between-deep-state-and-donald-trump

The ruthless political assassination of Michael Flynn was just one battle of a major civil war that has erupted for control of the U.S. government. Donald Trump and his new administration are now under relentless assault by “the deep state”, and at this point it is not clear who will emerge as the victor. There are many that use the term “deep state” as a synonym for the intelligence community, but the truth is that it is much broader than that. In reality, the deep state encompasses thousands upon thousands of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats that never seem to change no matter which party wins an election. Certainly the intelligence community is at the heart of this system, but there are countless others that are embedded within key government agencies and the Pentagon that deeply resent Donald Trump and the kind of change that he is attempting to bring to Washington.

There is a vast and exceedingly complex tapestry of laws, rules and regulations that govern the behavior of government officials. In past administrations, those laws, rules and regulations have been very selectively enforced, but now the “deep state” intends to use them as weapons against the Trump administration.

In essence, Donald Trump and his team are walking through a minefield, and his enemies are watching like a hawk for even the smallest slip up.

Theoretically, everyone working for the federal government is now working for Donald Trump. But in reality that is not the case. I wrote about the sabotage that is being done by Obama loyalists a few days ago, and it isn’t going to stop until Donald Trump does a complete housecleaning.

Michael Flynn was taken out because he was an easy target. But now that he is gone, the saboteurs are immediately going to proceed to their next targets.

For example, just today we learned that Trump’s choice for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, was forced to withdraw.

Trump’s political enemies are going go after whoever they can. Trump’s family, friends and business associates are all fair game. Politics in America has become an exceedingly dirty game, and many believe that this is an indication that our republic is in the process of failing. I really like how Damon Linker described this in an article for The Week…

The whole episode is evidence of the precipitous and ongoing collapse of America’s democratic institutions — not a sign of their resiliency. Flynn’s ouster was a soft coup (or political assassination) engineered by anonymous intelligence community bureaucrats. The results might be salutary, but this isn’t the way a liberal democracy is supposed to function.

Unelected intelligence analysts work for the president, not the other way around. Far too many Trump critics appear not to care that these intelligence agents leaked highly sensitive information to the press — mostly because Trump critics are pleased with the result. “Finally,” they say, “someone took a stand to expose collusion between the Russians and a senior aide to the president!” It is indeed important that someone took such a stand. But it matters greatly who that someone is and how they take their stand. Members of the unelected, unaccountable intelligence community are not the right someone, especially when they target a senior aide to the president by leaking anonymously to newspapers the content of classified phone intercepts, where the unverified, unsubstantiated information can inflict politically fatal damage almost instantaneously.

For many years, I have written about how the U.S. government has been transformed into a police state. And ultimately it is not the politicians that have been spying on all of us – it is the deep state that has been doing it.

According to USA Today, the deep state has been intercepting communications from Trump and his team for “months”, and so this “investigation” was actually going on all the way back during the election. And now the deep state is disclosing the “dirt” that they have collected in order to destroy political reputations. As Bloomberg has pointed out, this “is what police states do”…

Normally intercepts of U.S. officials and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively disclosing details of private conversations monitored by the FBI or NSA gives the permanent state the power to destroy reputations from the cloak of anonymity. This is what police states do.

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IMDB users flee to TheTVDB

>IMDB users flee to TheTVDB

>IMDb to close it's message boards on Feb. 20 causing users to look for alternatives.

>As of Feb. 20, the Amazon-owned Internet Movie Database is shutting them down, even private messages, after an internal review. Message boards tackle movie and TV trivia, industry news and events, lists and recommendations.

>The "message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide," IMDb said in a statement.

>"Imdb can't cope with criticism of its pimps," was one IMDb user's message board comment in reaction to the news. Others took to the boards to discuss replacement platforms they could use after the boards shut down for good.

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https://thetvdb.com/

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Does penis length recover after prostate removal?

Reuters Health) - After prostate removal for cancer, men sometimes complain to their doctors that their penis shrank, but a new study from Japan suggests they should not lose hope.

Following men for up to two years after surgery, researchers found the patients' penises were shortest a few days after their procedures. Penis lengths generally returned to normal after one year, however.

The study's lead author said the research was started after encountering a few patients complaining of penis shortening after prostate removal, which is known medically as a radical prostatectomy.

Past reports mentioned shortened penises after prostate removal, but the results were a bit different, said Dr. Yoshifumi Kadono, of Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medicine Science.

"Therefore, we started our study to obtain our data," he told Reuters Health.

For the new study, the researchers measured the penis lengths of 102 men before having their prostates removed and then at 10 days after surgery and again one, three, six, nine, 12, 18 and 24 months later.

The men's stretched penis lengths were shortest 10 days after surgery, when measurements were an average of about 0.10 centimeters (0.04 inches) shorter than before prostate removal.

By the one-year mark, the men's penises generally returned to original lengths, which averaged about 11.72 centimeters (4.61 inches), according to the results in BJU International.

The researchers wanted to know what caused the shortening and if any particular variable, such as the size of a man's prostate gland, would predict which men would experience this effect.

Based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)of the patients, the researchers noticed some internal changes. Specifically, the portion of the urethra directly below the bladder moves up into the body after surgery, but moves back down after some time.

"However, further research is needed to elucidate long-term changes of (penis length) with respect to the influence of sex hormones or changes in penile blood flow after (radical prostatectomy)," said Kadono.

The new findings may be useful for men who have low-to-moderate self esteem tied to their perceived lost penis length after their surgery, he added.

The findings may not represent reality for all men, however.

Most men will have some penis length loss after surgery and sometimes that will be permanent, said Dr. John Mulhall, who is director of the Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

"If you have documental length loss at six months, then you shouldn’t expect that to improve at 12 months," said Mulhall, who wasn't involved in the new study.

He told Reuters Health that loss of penis length can be attributed to two issues. For example, muscle contractions may pull the penis into the body, but that relaxes over time. Men may also experience after surgery the loss of erection tissue.

"Once that muscle degenerates, it’s gone," he told Reuters Health.

Dr. Drogo Montague, who wasn't involved in the new study but often treats urological issues in men after prostate removal, also said some penises may appear shorter after surgery due to scar tissue that builds up when men have sex with partial erections.

The patients included in the new study would generally be considered to be normal weight, noted Montague, who is a professor of surgery at the Center for Genitourinary Reconstruction Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

"So these findings won’t necessary be generalizable because of the prevalence of obesity," he told Reuters Health.

Mulhall said medications like Viagra and Cialis - known as PDE5 inhibitors -are shown in previous research to guard against lost penile length after prostate removal.

In addition to PDE5 inhibitor, Montague said men can get prostheses and other interventions to strengthen their penises.

SOURCE: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bju.13777/abstract

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-cancer-prostate-penis-idUSKBN15V2XI?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

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Trump Embraces Legacy of Andrew Jackson, An Outsider Too

It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.

On the one side was an unvarnished celebrity outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten laborer. On the other was an intellectual member of the Washington establishment who was looking to extend a political dynasty in the White House.

The year was 1828.

Andrew Jackson’s triumph over President John Quincy Adams bore striking similarities to Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton last year. Some of those most eager to point that out are inside the Trump White House.

Both Jackson and Trump ran to represent the common man and both tried to expand executive power.

Historians agree there are parallels between Trump and Jackson, a war hero from Tennessee. But Trump, like Jackson before him, may prove to be a complicated figure.

http://archive.is/5a8Gq

http://www.breitbart.com/news/trump-embraces-legacy-of-andrew-jackson-an-outsider-too/

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China bans all coal imports from North Korea, severing major financial lifeline for regime

China has announced it is suspending all coal imports from North Korea until the end of the year in a move which will deal a major financial blow to the Pyongyang regime.

The surprise announcement by the Chinese Commerce Ministry is a sign of Beijing’s increasing reluctance to prop up the North Korean regime if it carries out further nuclear tests.

Coal is North Korea’s largest export item and it is believed to have been dependent on China for trade and aid since its economy collapsed in the late 1990s.

The Commerce Ministry said the move was China fulfilling its obligation to implement last November’s UN Security Council resolution to impose further economic sanctions on Pyongyang after it detonated its fifth nuclear test of 2016.

Beijing has historically been more reluctant to impose sanctions on North Korea than other world powers because it is concerned about a power vacuum on its southern border if the regime is allowed to fail.

Previously China had agreed to partially restricted North Korea coal imports – saying it would make an exception for deliveries intended for the “people’s well-being” which were not connect to Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.

But the day after the test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile last week it rejected a coal shipment from the Hermit Kingdom said to be worth around $1m (£805,000).

http://archive.is/zjre4

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Note To All Parents: Boycott Genesis Toys, They Spy On Your Children

RELATED: >>>/realnews/1057

If you're considering purchasing a connected toy for your offspring, you might want to think twice.

In Germany, regulators have determined that the My Friend Cayla doll could be up to no good, given its potential to steal information about children who play with it. And they say that German parents whose children are in possession of a Cayla doll should destroy the toy.

The Federal Network Agency said in a press release Friday that it has removed Cayla dolls from the market in Germany and will not look to prosecute parents who have purchased one. It does expect, however, that parents who have bought a doll will assume responsibility for destroying it.

Cayla dolls, which incorporate microphones and ask kids questions about themselves and their parents, are classified as "hidden espionage devices," the possession and selling of which are banned by German law.

It's not the first time Genesis Toys, which manufactures Cayla, has been in trouble over the doll. In December the Electronic Privacy Information Center alleged to the US Federal Trade Commission that the doll violates privacy rules, recording conversations and transmitting audio files to a remote server without parental consent. Complaints have also been filed with consumer watchdogs for the European Union, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and Norway.

Connected devices, from dolls to thermostats to Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers, are becoming common in consumer households. They're all part of what's known as the internet of things, a term that encompasses pretty much anything electronic that packs a microphone, camera or other sensor. Researcher Gartner estimated that in 2016 sensors would be embedded in more than 6 billion devices.

http://archive.is/mkSZv

https://www.cnet.com/news/parents-told-to-destroy-connected-dolls-over-hacking-fears/

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Some Rogue Border Agents Are Continuing Obama's Treasonous Amnesty Policies

RELATED TREASON EXPOSÉ: >>>/realnews/1015

Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected.

But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to appear in immigration court hearings. Obama’s policy was to release anyone claiming to have been living continuously in the United States since before Jan. 1, 2014, if they did not have criminal records or active warrants.

“We’re still walking people out the door,” Judd said. “The catch-and-release policy is still in place in some sectors.”

Judd said it was a minority of sectors that have been resisting Trump’s new directives. He laid the blame at the feet of U.S. Border Patrol managers, not front-line officers.

“This is not the administration’s fault. This is Border Patrol’s fault,” he said. “It varies from sector to sector. Some sectors still are operating under the Obama administration’s policies. And that’s troubling … It’s just been very willy-nilly.”

Asked about the status of Trump’s marching orders, Customs and Border Protection spokesman Carlos Diaz wrote in an email to LifeZette, “CBP has worked towards implementing the measures mandated by the Executive Orders since they were signed.”

Judd said some managers have been waiting for specific written guidelines to filter down from the Department of Homeland Security. He said he considers that unnecessary since the president’s executive order is crystal clear. He said anyone apprehended by border patrol agents should be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities. That agency and immigration judges are charged with deciding whether someone should be deported.

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, said she was not aware that the president’s executive order had not been fully implemented three weeks after he issued it.

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http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/exclusive-rogue-border-agents-resist-trump-policies/

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Treasonous Obama Appointees Preventing Mattis From Rebuilding US Military

RELATED: >>>/realnews/1444

Holdovers from the Obama regime in the Pentagon are hampering efforts to fix the military’s major readiness problem, leaving Secretary of Defense James Mattis alone in his efforts to properly equip U.S. forces, according to the chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services.

“I am concerned that … to fix these problems [it] is going to take a lot more money, and yet a lot of the folks who are coming up with the budget to fix them are the same people who have been fighting every step of the way against our efforts to fix these problems,” said Chairman Mac Thornberry during a Capitol Hill press gaggle Thursday.

Thornberry noted that Mattis is “alone” in his attempts to alleviate the readiness problem at the Pentagon. He added that there are some people, including “political appointees and others from the Obama administration,” who have been “trying to deny there was a problem.”

The Vice Joint Chiefs of Staff warned the armed services committee last week that the lack of military readiness across all branches was putting the military’s capabilities at risk. Their reports revealed, among other substantial problems, only three of 58 Army brigade combat teams are ready for combat, while fewer than half of the Air Force’s aging aircraft fleet is ready to fight.

Thornberry emphasized that Mattis can’t solve the problem by himself, and that the slow process of filling defense roles at the Pentagon is preventing the Trump administration from fulfilling its promise to rebuild the military. He also said the the issue goes beyond budgets, and that the U.S. has a moral obligation to support the troops.

“I think it is wrong, immoral to ask men and women to go carry out a military mission for which they are not fully equipped, and fully trained, and fully supported,” said Thornberry. “And whether that is a counter-terrorism operation or a freedom of navigation operation in the south China sea, or whatever; if you ask somebody to go out there and risk their lives, you darn well better give them the best and fully support them.”

http://archive.is/6JW2G

http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/16/obama-appointees-preventing-mattis-from-rebuilding-the-military-says-armed-services-chair/

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Draining The Swamp! Tillerson Fires Most From State Department's 7th Floor

Americans were stunned to learn of the State Department rogue Shadow Government which operated in secret from the 7th floor. They were behind the corrupt handling of the Clinton documents.

CBS News announced that Rex Tillerson, the new Secretary of State, fired most of the 7th floor policy makers who so famously called themselves the “shadow government”.

Policy will be controlled by the White House, not professional diplomats, CBS stated.

CBS bemoans the loss of the shadow government’s policy-making expertise.

In October of last year, a NY Post story reported that the coterie of State Department officials who called themselves the “shadow government” controlled the release of the Clinton emails. Undersecretary Patrick Kennedy even offered the FBI a quid pro quo for changing the classification of the Clinton emails.

Kennedy asked assistance in altering the email’s classification in exchange for a ‘quid pro quo,’ ” an FBI summary says. “In exchange for marking the email unclassified, State would reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more agents in countries where they were presently forbidden.”

That’s a promise to help alter US policy in order to make it seem like Clinton hadn’t casually endangered national security.

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell told the House Select Committee on Benghazi that Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, Sharyl Attkisson reported.

Maxwell says the operation was a weekend document session that was held in the basement of the State Department’s Foggy Bottom headquarters in a room underneath the “jogger’s entrance.”

When he got to the room, he faced boxes of documents and a State Department office director whom Maxwell described as close to Clinton’s top advisers.

“She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’” says Maxwell. He says “seventh floor” was State Department shorthand for then-Secretary of State Clinton and her principal advisers.

“I asked her, ‘But isn’t that unethical?’ She responded, ‘Ray, those are our orders.’ ”

Two other high-ranking State Department officials and confidants of Clinton’s entered and stayed for a brief time.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, named the two Hillary Clinton confidants who allegedly were present: One was Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff and a former White House counsel who defended President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial. The other, Chaffetz said, was Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan, who previously worked on Hillary Clinton’s and then Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

http://archive.is/xIuqa

http://www.independentsentinel.com/begun-tillerson-fires-7th-floor/

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Obama Promised The High-speed Rail, But It Might Be Trump Who OKs It

Could Donald Trump be the president who brings high-speed rail to America?

The Obama administration spent nearly $10 billion to improve passenger rail service across the country. While it accomplished that goal to some degree, it did not build the faster trains passengers can ride in Europe, Japan and China.

Worse than that, there were a record amount of train derailments under his presidency due to lack of managment.

Trains in other countries can travel 200 mph or more, but no train in the United States as yet travels faster than 150 mph. Most go much more slowly than that.

Trump has proposed a $1 trillion investment in U.S. infrastructure, and he has expressed interest in improving roads, bridges, airports and passenger trains.

The subject came up in a White House news conference Friday with Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe.

Through a translator, Abe said Trump would make “major-scale investments” in infrastructure, including high-speed rail.

He said Japanese technology could cut the travel time between Washington and New York to one hour from the current three.

Before a meeting with airline executives on Thursday, Trump had openly lamented the lack of high-speed rail in the United States.

“I don’t want to compete with your business,” Trump said, “but we don’t have one fast train.”

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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article132002204.html

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Facebook Purging Popular User Memes Now, Use Seen.Life Instead, Boycott Facebook

“Polandball,” a popular Facebook meme page, has been permanently suspended from the platform, losing over 350,000 followers in the process.

The page, which focused on “geo-political satire,” was notified by Facebook that they would be permanently deleted on Saturday for unknown reasons.

“Hello, friends. Today Poland has received news that his old page will not be coming back. It was finally permanently deleted by Facebook on 3rd February, 2017, along with over 350,000 fans, many years of laughs and comics that are now gone forever,” declared Polandball in a statement on their replacement page, which has accumulated over 25,000 likes. “Something that you should understand is that it was not any particular group of people that got our page deleted, other than Facebook. They were the ones who decided to get rid of our page, and they did this because of the many times we were banned previously. They decided now was the time to end it.”

“We will not be giving up on Polandball and the wonderful community that has been made around it,” they continued. “Thanks to you all very much for being fans, we at Polandball love you. Please continue to support us and our misadventures in geopolitical satire.”

Facebook has repeatedly been criticized for removing comedy pages, some of which have had hundreds of thousands of fans.

There are alternatives to Facebook, that do NOT promote censorship and allow anonymous user accounts. One of them being https://seen.life/

http://archive.is/mLJVM

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/02/13/popular-polandball-meme-page-suspended-facebook/

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US State Department Begins Effort to Undermine French Election

On Thursday, the CNN TV-channel, an unofficial news agency of the US State Department, reported that Russia intends to influence another national election, this time in France, where it will take place in April.

The CNN’s reportage, titled ‘With a vote coming in April, could French elections be targeted by the same Russian hackers accused of meddling in the US campaign?’ was almost identical to the previous claims of a ‘vast Russian conspiracy’, influencing the US election and the victory of President Donald Trump. There is only one difference between the US and French elections – this time CNN is attempting to get out ahead of an election rather than responding to the outcome therein.

In fact, the TV-channel and State Department officials, remaining within the shadow, are trying to influence the French Presidential Race. Blaming the Russians in advance is an attempt to weaken Marine Le Pen.

https://archive.fo/cEwU4

But why would they do this, you might ask. Well, those of you who have followed the historic research on the State Department might well remember the “Rivkin Project“. The globalist agents who carry a vested interest are simply not willing to concede another loss in their decades long approach toward eliminating nationalist sentiment.

The U.K. Brexit outcome and the success of President Donald Trump are two losses for the globalist sycophants; a loss in France would be the proverbial dam break.

Does all of this seem too conspiratorial to fathom on an international level? If so, perhaps understanding the 2010 Rivkin project would provide context for the scope of these globalist interests.

During Secretary Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State an event took place that garnered little media attention. It was October 19-22, 2010, as the Obama administration’s “Arab Spring” was rising amid the headlines, when Charles Rivkin, US Ambassador to France, invited a 29-member delegation from the Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP) to a conference in France, the stated purpose of which was to discuss Arab and Islamic relations in the country.

The meeting was part of a far-reaching subversive agenda to transform that entire character of France and in particular the consciousness of French youth, which includes the use of France’s Muslim youth in a typically manipulative globalist strategy behind the usual façade of “human rights” and “equality.”

Globalist Delegation at US Embassy – The PCIP report states of the conference:

"…The delegation further focused on three key themes. First, the group examined Franco-Muslim issues in France through exchanges with Dr. Bassma Kodmani, Director of the Arab Reform Institute, and Ms. Rachida Dati, the first female French cabinet member of North African origin and current Mayor of the 7th Arrondissement in Paris.

A trip to the Grand Mosque of Paris and a meeting with the Director of Theology and the Rector there provided additional insight. Second, meetings with Mr. Jean-Noel Poirier, the Vice President of External Affairs at AREVA (a highly innovative French energy company), and with Mr. Brice Lalonde, climate negotiator and former Minister of the Environment, highlighted energy and nuclear policy issues and the differences between U.S. and French policies in these arenas.

And finally, the delegation explored the connections between media and culture in California (Hollywood) and France in meetings at the Louvre, the Musee D’Orsay, and at FRANCE 24 – the Paris-based international news and current affairs channel."

The PCIP is therefore yet another big player in the globalist network comprising hundreds of interconnected organizations, lobbies, “civil society” groups, NGOs, and think tanks, associated the US Government, and with banks and other corporations. As usual, there is a conspicuous presence by Rockefeller interests, and the interesting character, Nicky Rockefeller, is a member, despite the insistence of some “skeptics” that he doesn’t actually exist.

Why France? France has long been a thorn in the side of US globalism because of its stubborn adherence to French interests around the world, rather than those of the manufactured “world community.” Despite Sarkozy, France is one of the few states left in Western Europe with the remnant of a national consciousness.

The best way of destroying any such sentiment is to weaken the concepts of nationhood and nationality by means of promoting “multiculturalism.”

https://archive.fo/dOmnA

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Good! Goy Trump to form new military cabal with Israel to destroy Iran

The Trump administration is in talks with Middle East allies about forming a military alliance that would share intelligence with Israel to help counter Iran, according to several Middle Eastern officials.

The planned coalition would include countries such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait and Bahrain. Egypt and Jordan have longstanding peace treaties with Israel. For the Arab countries involved, the alliance would have a NATO-style mutual-defense component under which an attack on one member would be treated as an attack on all, though details are still being worked out. The US and Israel will cooperate without full-fledged membership. According to the Wall Street Journal, «one Arab diplomat suggested that the notion that the Trump administration might designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group was being floated as an incentive for Egypt to join the alliance».

US President Donald Trump has assured visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran would never be able to build a nuclear weapon.

«The security challenges faced by Israel are enormous, including the threat of Iran's nuclear ambitions, which I've talked a lot about. One of the worst deals I've ever seen is the Iran deal», Trump told reporters at a joint news conference with Netanyahu at the White House. Reading the statement between the lines, it becomes evident that the US is ready to go much further than warnings and sanctions to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear capability.

Russian Izvestia daily reported the US plans to substantially increase its military presence in Iraq. The newspaper cited its own sources in the U.S. Republican Party. The plans include a few thousand troops to arrive in Iraq in the coming months. The reinforcement will continue the policy of the Obama administration, which was gradually expanding the military presence in that country.

It was reported on February 16 that the Pentagon was developing proposals for sending an unspecified number of American military personnel into Syria, conventional ground forces which would augment the 500 combat advisers already there coordinating efforts to destroy the Islamic State (IS).

Military Times reports that multiple US Army sources indicated that about two thousand soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team may soon bolster other Army elements already in the region. Currently, about 1,800 paratroopers from the 2nd BCT are in Iraq participating in the US military's train-and-advise mission. The 82nd Airborne Division is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Citing an unidentified U.S. defense official, CNN indicated additional deployments could happen within weeks. Today, there are about 5,000 US troops deployed to Iraq and another 500 in Syria.

The White House indicated in January that it could task the military with establishing «safe zones» on Syrian soil. A large number of troops would be needed to defend havens, pitting them against pro-government forces as well as rival rebel groups. Without approval by UN Security Council, few nations will contribute leaving the US alone to shoulder the main burden. Hundreds of aircraft will have to be deployed to carry out the mission.

Deploying substantial forces in the Middle East risks putting the US on a slippery slope to further involvement in the war. Safe zones should not become no-fly zones to impede the operations of Russian and Syrian air forces. If the US decides to continue with the idea, it should it become an issue on the agenda for talks with Russia before any practical steps are taken to implement it.

It’s not Arab states only. Army Gen. John Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan, told lawmakers on February 9 that thousands more American or NATO troops are needed to break the «stalemate» between Afghan forces and the Taliban insurgent group while the IS also remains active in the nation. The general did not specify how many additional troops were needed, but did not rule out the potential for up to 30,000.

The strategy, which relied on special forces teams and intensive operations conducted by drones, may become a thing of the past, with the U.S. returning to large-scale presence.

https://archive.is/0J7QN

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UK: Streets should not be named after local heroes in case they are later found to be paedophiles

Streets should no longer be named after local heroes because they might one day be named as paedophiles, according to official guidance.

Councils have been told that places should not be named after individuals - including fallen soldiers - in case they are later linked to "inappropriate activities".

It comes after hundreds of streets, footpaths and plaques named after Jimmy Savile had to be altered when the star was exposed as a child abuser.

The Local Government Association has defended the decision, arguing it would save taxpayers' money in the future.

But opponents including a government minister said it was wrong to prevent communities from honouring their heroes.

The new rules have been issued by Geoplace, the local government quango that oversees the official database of addresses used by councils and emergency services.

Jimmy Savile, the former radio and TV presenter, was exposed as a prolific paedophile in 2012

Jimmy Savile, the former radio and TV presenter, was exposed as a prolific paedophile in 2012

Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council said that under the revised guidelines the council would not have been able to name two streets in honour of Alex Guy and Luke Allsopp, soldiers killed whilst serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“I’m frankly staggered someone has spent time and energy coming up with these guidelines,” he said. “If this was thought up years ago Churchill would not have places named after him and who knows, we would have had to think twice about naming Trafalgar Square.”

Tony Harbour, councillor for Didcot North East, Oxfordshire, who championed the renaming of local streets in memory of seven bomb disposal experts from Vauxhall barracks, said he was “totally and utterly against” the guidance.

“This is one way that we can recognise the service that has been given, but also for our communities to feel involved. This is their way of saying thank you.

“We have to look at life as a whole here. Unfortunately the likes of Jimmy Savile do happen, but very infrequently. Why should good men and women not be recognised because of a couple of rotten apples?”

Marcus Jones, Minister for Local Government, said he was also against the clampdown, adding that naming streets after local heroes was an “excellent way” of commemorating individuals who “give their lives in service of their country.”

The new protocol has been introduced as part of a nationwide initiative to improve the National Land and Property Gazetteer, which is used by the emergency services and other national bodies.

Councils have also been asked to ban the word “the” from all new place names, on the grounds that it causes confusion and lengthy delays for the emergency services.

Response teams have complained that vital seconds are apparently being lost attempting to clarify if someone lives at, for example, “17 The Avenue” or “17 Avenue”.

Opponents pointed out that The Mall in London, one of Britain's most iconic streets, would fall foul of the new rules.

The changes come after expensive efforts by local authorities to remove any lingering reminders of Jimmy Savile.

After the scandal to light in 2012, hundreds of streets, footpaths, plaques and statues were scrubbed and renamed across the country.

They included Savile’s View, a footpath in Scarborough, and Savile’s Hall conference centre in Leeds, which was renamed New Dock Hall in 2012, costing Royal Armouries International more than £50,000.

Some councils have already adopted the new guidelines. In policy documents obtained by The Telegraph, Breckland council said it would “strongly advise” against using people’s names, as it had the potential to cause “ill feeling”.

“It avoids the possible occurrence of future information coming to light that may then taint that specific road name based on an individual and give rise to costly street rename procedures,” the documents claim.

A spokesman for the Local Government Association said the new guidance would help reduce the “significant cost” and “practical difficulties” that could result from changing other street names in the future.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/17/streets-should-not-named-local-heroes-case-later-found-paedophiles/

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The Lies of a Whore: Dallas teacher fired over porn past now claims she endured 'sex slavery'

A Dallas ISD teacher who was fired because she acted in adult films more than a decade ago says she was forced into “sex slavery” and is fighting to get back her dream job helping children.

Resa Woodward, 38, taught sixth-grade science at an all-girls STEAM academy at Balch Springs Middle School before she was removed from the classroom in November. She was fired after her past in adult films was exposed on social media. She is appealing her termination to the Texas Education Agency.

Woodward said a controlling and manipulative man forced her into “sex slavery,” according to her appeal letter to Education Commissioner Mike Morath, released to The Dallas Morning News this week.

“Young, stupid and afraid, I complied to avoid his wrath,” she wrote. “Only a woman who has been through such a horrifying experience could fully understand, but I’m asking you to understand and re-consider the terrible charges being brought against me, the victim of an abusive past.”

Woodward explained how she was able to escape her abusive relationship. She went on to become a teacher, working in North Carolina and Florida before coming to Texas, where she earned a master’s degree.

Woodward, who could not be reached for comment Wednesday, began working at the all-girls school in 2014 and quickly became a standout teacher.

In her letter to Morath — a former DISD trustee — she noted that she earned the highest rating of “exemplary” last school year in DISD’s distinguished teacher program and was a nominee for district teacher of the year. She was also a nominee for campus teacher of the year for 2016-17, she wrote.

Teaching was more than a career, Woodward wrote. It was a dream fulfilled, one in which she was able to change the lives of many students.

“Please tell me this is not the end,” she wrote. “Do not penalize me for a dark saga in my youth that was not of my making.”

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2017/02/15/exemplary-dallas-isd-teacher-fired-past-porn-pleads-state-please-tell-end

http://archive.is/Eofq4

>she is (and was) so ugly, it's a wonder she was hired for sex work at all!

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Twitter Censoring All Positive Replies to Donald Trump’s Tweets

Twitter appears to be censoring positive replies to President Donald Trump’s tweets and only showing negative responses.

Earlier this month, Twitter announced that it would be “collapsing” tweets deemed “low quality,” a completely subjective definition that is wide open to interpretation. These tweets are now being buried “so the most relevant conversations are brought forward”.

As numerous Trump supporters have noticed, this has had the impact of pushing negative replies to the top of the thread after every tweet sent out by Trump, ensuring the entire conversation is dominated by anti-Trump zealots.

As Medium’s Mike Keen documents, positive responses made in the first few seconds after Trump sends out a tweet are being buried in conservation threads.

“The (anti-Trump) tweet that I replied to was deleted once mine started outpacing it in number of favorites and retweets. It was interesting to observe that once that tweet was deleted, mine stopped being interacted with. That’s because my tweet was no longer part of any “thread” in the conversation. Not a surprise, and nothing unusual about that. The only people who would see my comment are those who follow me already, which is a small number,” he writes.

“Over the past few days, I have continued to reply directly to the President, voicing my support of his policies and ideas. However, I have found that while initially, for about the first minute or so, I get a flood of reactions and notifications. Favorites, retweets, etc, and then they abruptly stop, because my tweets are being manually removed from the main conversation thread.”

“Every single Tweet by President Trump has top comments that are 100% negative. Positive replies are simply not seen. Twitter is absolutely censoring Pro-Trump replies and Trump supporters from voicing their support of the President,” he concludes.

Given that Trump has the support of around half of Americans, you would expect to see at least some support for him in the responses to his tweets.

Look at all the evidence of censorship right here:

http://archive.is/xKlMI

http://www.infowars.com/is-twitter-censoring-positive-replies-to-donald-trumps-tweets/

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Student films Professor's anti-Trump Rant,gets suspended,gets civil rights lawyer

California college student suspended for secretly recording professor speaks out

COSTA MESA – An Orange Coast College student who faces a suspension for secretly filming a teacher in class making anti-Donald Trump comments filed an appeal Wednesday with the school.

Flanked by his attorney and students who came out in support, Caleb O’Neil, 19, spoke publicly about his experience for the first time during a news conference at the Costa Mesa college.

“I pulled my phone out, because I was honestly scared that I would have repercussions with my grades because she knew I was a Trump supporter,” said O’Neil, a freshman who often wore pro-Trump attire to school.

“I thought Olga was a good teacher,” O’Neil said of instructor Olga Perez Stable Cox.

But when she began speaking, one week after the election of Donald Trump, of a divided nation and cast the election as an assault, he said he felt threatened.

School officials say O’Neil violated the Orange Coast College Community District’s Student Code of Conduct against unauthorized recording and use of an electronic device in the classroom.

O’Neil is suspended for a full semester and the summer term. Before being readmitted, he must write a letter of apology to Cox and a three-page, double-spaced essay explaining his actions and provide his analysis of the aftermath.

The sanctions are “excessive and discriminatory,” said Bill Becker, O’Neil’s attorney and the president of Freedom X, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving religious and conservative freedom of expression.

O’Neil, 19, is a competitive rower and said chose Orange Coast College so he could join its male varsity rowing team. He is attending classes during the appeal.

Orange County Republican Chairman Fred M. Whitaker on Wednesday called the college officials’ decision “abhorrent” and said it “clearly affirms their disdain for one of our nation’s most cherished freedoms: freedom of speech.”

Last December, Whitaker and nine California elected leaders – including Sen. Janet Nguyen and Sen. John Moorlach – sent a letter to the college’s president, Dennis Harkins, discouraging disciplinary action, which would send “a disturbing message that students who don’t fall in line are at risk of administrative retribution.”

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/16/california-college-student-suspended-for-secretly-recording-professor-speaks-out/

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Police arrested a Slovak girl, who burned Koran on video, she faces up to 6 years of prison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgrkMRX78Pw

Detainee published videos on websites in which she was calling for hatred and violence against the Muslim minority.

Accused woman participated in the production of video-audio material that incites hatred and violence against a group of persons because of their religion.

In the video it is shown she is tearing pages from the book, burning the tore pages, with some pages she wiped her ass and then she peed on all of them.

She was detained on Thursday, February 16, and if she's found guilty she can face punishment from three to six years of prison.

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Elvis' granddaughters in child-care,father is a pedophile

I was shocked and horrified and sick to my stomach': Lisa Marie Presley's twin daughters, 8, in child protective services after she found 'hundreds of indecent photos' of children on their dad's computer, according to shocking court papers

Lisa Marie's daughters Finley and Harper Lockwood are in the care of California's Department of Children and Family Services, court documents state

Presley, 49, claims to have found inappropriate pictures and disturbing video footage on her fourth husband Michael Lockwood's computer

The court papers also state there are pending allegations of sexual abuse and neglect

Details are included in court papers filed as part of her divorce from Lockwood

Presley claims police found 80 of Lockwood's devices during a raid on her home

She says cops still have the devices and claims they haven't been fully analyzed

Presley and Lockwood married in Japan in 2006 but separated last June

Presley - the only daughter of Elvis Presley - claims she has to pay for two nannies to go along as monitors when her husband visits the children

Her $300 million fortune, which she claims is nearly all gone, is the subject of divorce proceedings as Lockwood fights for spousal support

Elvis Presley's twin granddaughters have been taken from their parents by worried social workers after mom Lisa Marie found a stash of disturbing photos and videos of children on their father's computer, shocking court papers seen exclusively by DailyMail.com claim.

Eight-year-old girls Finley and Harper Lockwood are now in the care of California's Department of Children and Family Services and a trial has been set for March to determine their future, Lisa Marie Presley alleges in the papers.

Presley, 49, who checked herself into rehab last August shortly after she and Lockwood split, alleges she found the pictures and disturbing videos on fourth husband Michael Lockwood's computer.

The papers state, 'While the Respondent [Lockwood] has not yet been convicted of crimes related to his possession of these photos, that he possessed them is documented evidence of conduct that has destoyed the mental or emotional calm of Petitioner, and, as in Schu, is domestic violence "by an reasonable definition of the term."'

Presley and Lockwood, 55, a musician who has worked with Fiona Apple and Aimee Mann among others, were married in a lavish $340,000 ceremony in Kyoto, Japan in 2006. Her first husband, Danny Keough was best man. They separated last June.

Presley, who claims nearly all of her $300 million fortune is gone, said in the papers that she has to pay for two nannies to go along as monitors when her husband visits the children.

DailyMail.com reported exclusively last month that Lockwood was demanding that a post-nuptial agreement that the two had signed in 2007 should be torn up. That document said neither party should have a claim on the assets of the other in the event of the marriage breaking down.

But now Lockwood is demanding $40,000 a month spousal support and $100,000 toward his legal costs, saying he was coerced into signing the document. In the new papers, filed in Los Angeles earlier this month, Presley says she should not pay him a dime.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4233508/Lisa-Marie-Presley-s-husband-stash-child-photos.html

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Seattle judge refuses to release Mexican immigrant, 23, who was brought to the US as a 16-year-old

Daniel Ramirez-Medina, 23, has been in the US since he was seven years old

He was protected under Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Program allows young people who were brought into the country illegally as children to stay and obtain work permits

He was arrested by ICE agents who had come for his father last week

Magistrate declined to immediately release him from detention on Friday

His lawyers say he was told he would be deported despite his DACA protection

He is employed, has a son, and has no criminal record at all, his lawyers say

ICE say he admitted being in a gang but he lawyers say that is nonsense

Donald Trump has said he wants to focus on criminal illegal immigrants

A federal magistrate has declined to immediately release a man arrested by immigration agents last week despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally.

Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue said in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Friday that Daniel Ramirez-Medina, 23, must request a bond hearing from a federal immigration judge and that the hearing should take place within a week.

While Donohue deferred to the immigration judge on the custody issue, he said the case would return to his court on the issue of whether the federal court has jurisdiction to hear Ramirez's claims that his detention violated his rights.

Ramirez-Medina, who has been in the US since he was 16, was arrested last week in his suburban Seattle home by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who were there to take his father.

He has a job, a young son, no criminal record and protection under Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program - referred to as 'Dreamers' - according to his lawyers.

However, according to a court filing by his lawyers last Monday, the agents told him that even though he was a DACA recipient 'he would be arrested, detained, and deported anyway, because he was not 'born in this country'.'

Ramirez-Medina challenged his detention saying that his Fourth Amendment Rights had been violated.

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Raids: Seattle ICE officers (some pictured in Atlanta on Thursday) allegedly pressured him to admit to being in a gang. His lawyers say he is not a criminal, and has a job and young son

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His attorneys said the bond hearing will only deal with the question of his immediate release. They said they eventually want to get the court to develop standards to protect others under the DACA program.

Some saw his arrest last week as the opening salvo in an attack on former President Barack Obama's DACA program, while federal authorities suggested it was simply a routine exercise of their authority.

DACA recipients were termed 'dreamers' by the Obama administration.

Dozens of people demonstrated in his support outside the courthouse before and after Friday's hearing. Some held signs that said 'Free Daniel,' or 'No Deportations: Not 1 More.'

Court documents filed by the government said Ramirez-Medina admitted to having gang ties when questioned by an immigration agent.

His lawyers called the allegation false and said the federal government has failed to show proof of that statement.

The court documents also said Ramirez-Medina had a 'gang tattoo' on his forearm, but Rosenbaum said the agents misidentified it.

Dreamer: Ramirez-Medina was one of Barack Obama's dreamers, protected by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) act. No other DACA person has yet been arrested

Dreamer: Ramirez-Medina was one of Barack Obama's dreamers, protected by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) act. No other DACA person has yet been arrested

He said it reads 'La Paz BCS.' La Paz means 'Peace' in Spanish and is also the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur where Ramirez was born.

He worked on farms picking fruit in California before moving to Washington, and he twice passed background checks to participate in the DACA program- most recently last spring.

Immigration agents found him earlier this month when they went to an apartment complex in the Seattle suburb of Des Moines to arrest his father, identified as Antonio Ramirez-Polendo.

=Ramirez-Polendo was deported eight times between 2000 and 2006, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday, and he served a year in prison in Washington state for felony drug trafficking.=

The DACA program - referred to as 'Dreamers' by supporters and derided as 'illegal amnesty' by critics - has protected about 750,000 immigrants since its inception in 2012. It allows young people who were brought into the country illegally as children to stay and obtain work permits.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4236880/Seattle-judge-refuses-release-Daniel-Ramirez-Medina.html

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'I am a woman, therefore, I bleed': Yogi films herself bleeding through her white pants to stand up

'"Austin, Texas-based yoga instructor Stephanie Góngora shared the video of herself working out while bleeding freely last week'"

'"She has since been inundated with messages ranging from enthusiastic support to outright vitriol and even death threats'"

Austin, Texas-based yoga instructor Stephanie Góngora shared the video of herself working out while bleeding freely last week

She has since been inundated with messages ranging from enthusiastic support to outright vitriol and even death threats

Austin, Texas-based yoga instructor Stephanie Góngora shared the video of herself working out while bleeding freely last week

She has since been inundated with messages ranging from enthusiastic support to outright vitriol and even death threats

Every woman has experienced that stressful moment when your period has arrived at an inconvenient moment, ruining a favorite pair of underwear or pants - and most also know the embarrassment that comes with trying to hide the stain.

Now, one Austin, Texas-based yoga instructor is taking a stand against the long-running stigma surrounding menstruation by sharing a powerful video of herself doing tough yoga poses as she bleeds through a pair of stark white yoga pants.

The video shows Stephanie Góngora, who is known as casa_colibri on Instagram, making her way through a series of moves in a white top, white pants and her dreadlocks tied back with a white headband…

Read more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4221538/Yogi-films-bleeding-white-pants.html

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Dearborn Heights dad pleads guilty in deaths of 4 kids

Dearborn Heights man tearfully admitted to killing his two daughters and two stepchildren during a court hearing today and pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree murder.

A sentence agreement in the case requires Gregory Green to serve 47 to 102 years in prison for the crimes he committed. He is 50 years old now, so his first shot at parole will be when he is 97.

Green told 20th District Judge David Turfe that he was responsible for the deaths of Chadney Allen, 19, Kara Allen, 17, Koi Green, 5 and Kaleigh Green, 4.

He said he repeatedly shot his two stepchildren in front of their mother and killed his two daughters by carbon monoxide poisoning.

“I left my … two girls in the car,” he said.

Green referred to the children’s mother as his ex-wife and said he shot her in the foot and cut her face with a sharp object.

Green is scheduled to be sentenced in Wayne County Circuit Court March 1.

Faith Green was in court today but didn’t talk to reporters leaving the courthouse.

Green's attorney, Charles Longstreet II, said his client is remorseful for his actions.

“He wanted to get it over with,” Longstreet said of Green’s decision to accept the plea.

In addition to pleading guilty to four counts of second-degree murder, Green pleaded guilty to a count of torture, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and felony firearm in connection with the events that took place at the family's Dearborn Heights home in the 4400 block of Hipp last year.

Green was initially charged with four counts of first-degree murder, which requires life in prison without the possibility of parole upon conviction. Three other counts will be dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Before Green agreed to plead guilty, he underwent an evaluation by a doctor from the Center for Forensic Psychiatry and was found competent to stand trial, attorneys said.

The killings happened 25 years after Green murdered his then-wife Tonya Green, who was seven months pregnant. Court records show Green stabbed her 10 times with a steak knife, killing her and her unborn child.

He pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in that case, served 16 years in prison and was paroled in 2008.

Faith Green filed for divorce three times during their marriage: in 2013, 2014 and 2016. The last request was filed about a month before the killings. Online court records show that divorce case was closed in December.

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2017/02/15/gregory-green-dearborn-heights-murder/97938152/

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Police investigate anti-Muslim rally outside Toronto mosque as possible hate crime

Police are investigating whether an anti-Islam rally held on the doorstep of a mosque in the heart of downtown Toronto Friday had any criminal element and whether it could be considered a hate crime.

With signs of love and support plastered to its exterior, Masjid Toronto bore little sign on Saturday of the rally held there just a day before, during which more than a dozen people — with banners and loudspeakers in hand — called for a ban on Islam as Muslim prayed inside.

Toronto police say they have received multiple complaints about the demonstration, some from those who were present at the mosque and others from those who weren't, Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook told CBC News.

Douglas-Cook told CBC Toronto it's too early to determine whether the incident will be considered a hate crime but that investigators are looking into the possibility.

Protest masjid toronto

There's a "fine line," Douglas-Cook said, between the free expression of thoughts and views, and breaching the law or violating a particular group.

Asked what that line is, Douglas-Cook responded: "That's a conversation we've been having all day."

The investigation isn't centred on any one group in particular, police say. As with any investigation, she said, investigators will speak to witnesses, take a formal statement and if necessary, collect evidence.

Asked if there is any criminal element to blocking the entrance of the mosque, Douglas-Cook said it was too soon to tell.

From comment sections to real life

Abdul-Basit Khan, a spokesperson for the mosque, said that in the 15 years since it was founded, he's never seen a rally like Friday's.

"You're used to seeing this kind of vitriol in the comments sections of newspapers or online. You don't necessarily see it in person. So that's what was surprising about yesterday," he said. "Especially in light of Quebec City …."

"But from the standpoint of the community and the standpoint of the mosque, I would say we have to sort of draw a balance. We want to resist division and hate and at the same time we don't want to blow this out of proportion. It's a handful of people, as I understand it."

Khan says he was nevertheless struck by the apparent level of planning that went into the protest, timed to take place on Friday, a day Muslims consider to be the holiest of the week…

read more:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/police-investigate-anti-muslim-rally-hate-crime-1.3990044

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DHS Suggested National Guard for Immigration Roundups, Trump Said NO

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.

Nevertheless, the White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration’s internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on illegal immigration. Administration officials said the proposal, which called for mobilizing up to 100,000 troops in 11 states, was rejected, and would not be part of plans to carry out President Donald Trump’s aggressive immigration policy.

If implemented, the National Guard idea, contained in an 11-page leaked memo, could have led to enforcement action against millions of immigrants living nowhere near the Mexican border. Four states that border on Mexico were included in the proposal — California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas — but it also encompassed seven states contiguous to those four — Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

http://dailywesterner.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Trump-National-Guard-Draft-Memo.pdf

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said there was “no effort at all to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants.” A DHS official described the document as a very early draft that was not seriously considered and never brought to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for approval.

However, DHS staffers said Thursday that they had been told by colleagues in two DHS departments that the proposal was still being considered as recently as Feb. 10. DHS spokeswoman Gillian Christensen declined to say who wrote the memo, how long it had been under consideration or when it had been rejected.

The pushback from administration officials did little to quell outrage over the draft plan. Three Republican governors spoke out against the proposal and numerous Democratic lawmakers denounced it as an overly aggressive approach to immigration enforcement.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he would have “concerns about the utilization of National Guard resources for immigration enforcement,” believing such a program “would be too much of a strain on our National Guard personnel.”

http://archive.is/aCh6r

http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-02-17/dhs-suggested-national-guard-for-immigration-roundups/

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I suppose in the end all this is just kinda gay

trying to share news so others in other parts of the world can see it, fighting censorship on a pretty big honeypot.

but if it gets people to pay shills to fuck up the board i guess its something right?

The maddow poster, the india meme from halfchan /int/, KillCen, the boards we created (including a new news board on halfchan) from our wake.

Maybe this board will be looked at in the future as the catalyst for journalistic freedom which is all we ever wanted really.

Who of us could ever work for CNN or Reuters? I suppose this is our outlet.

Anyway None of this matters and it was all kind of gay, but I hope that isn't the case entirely.

South Park Super Action News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI8N6VgBEWc

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Soros-Backed Group Urges EU to Use ‘Nuclear Option’ on Populist Poland

Declaring its conservative government a threat to ‘European values’, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for the European Union (EU) to consider activating a mechanism dubbed the ‘nuclear option’ against Poland.

The election of President Donald J. Trump in the U.S. represents an “overtly nationalistic and anti-rights form of populism” which poses a “serious external threat” to the EU, according to the NGO’s “advocacy director for Europe” Philippe Dam.

Warning that Poland poses an internal threat to the bloc, he says the European Commission should trigger Article 7 of the Lisbon treaty — a never before used legal mechanism which would result in the nation losing its voting rights in the European Council.

In the piece, published by EUobserver Tuesday, Dam highlights government officials’ criticism of mass migration and Soros-backed “human rights groups” as among a “cross-section of practices that contradict Europe’s values and require action from the European Union”.

Other measures the piece cites as being “policies that threaten basic human rights” include “a plan to roll back women’s abortion rights” and a June 2016 Anti-Terrorist Act which makes it easier for Poland’s state security service to conduct surveillance on foreign nationals.

Dam urges the EU to follow through with sanctions after the body launched a probe looking into “systemic threats” to the rule of law in Poland. The Commission and the liberal media allege that the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party launched an attack on an independent judiciary by refusing to swear in judges to Poland’s top constitutional court.

Just three weeks before losing power in 2015, the country’s former ruling party Civic Platform had appointed three new judges to replace three sitting ones before their term was up, so as to further stack the benches in their favour.

HRW is heavily funded by Hungarian George Soros, who backs hundreds of groups across the world with the aim of furthering a variety of goals which include abolishing national borders and restricting the police’s ability to enforce law and order.

In 2010, the billionaire hedge fund manager pledged to give $100 million (£80 million) to HRW over a ten year period. The American NGO’s most recent tax filings show it received $10 million from Soros’ Open Society Foundations in 2014.

In September, PiS MP Krystyna Pawłowicz called for Soros to be stripped of Poland’s highest honour for foreigners, accusing the globalist speculator of “openly and brazenly financing the anti-democratic and anti-Polish element with a view to fight Polish sovereignty and indigenous Christian culture.”

http://archive.is/Oin0y

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/14/soros-urges-eu-nuclear-option-poland/

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Deliberate Destabilization: Australians Fleeing Islamic Areas To Protect Their Daughters and Wives

“Self-segregation has become a reality” in Australia, says Senator Malcolm Roberts, with people “fleeing areas of heavy migrant settlement, especially Islamic settlement”.

“This is not only white flight, it is every kind of flight. Every type of Australian is fleeing these new ghettos” claimed the One Nation populist, citing research on diversity and societal cohesion which suggests the country’s identity and social fabric are beginning to fray.

“Culture and integration matter to Australians,” he told colleagues in the Australian parliament’s upper house, condemning the “coldness and arrogance of [the] political elites” who refused to recognise this.

“In our fraying society, self-segregation has become a reality. We the people are seeking to protect our children, our daughters, our property, our liberty,” he stated bluntly.

Sex attacks on women and girls have become increasingly common in Europe since the advent of the migrant crisis. The German authorities and media came under heavy criticism for apparently attempting to cover up an outbreak of mass sex attacks on New Year’s Eve 2015/16, while assaults in neighbouring Austria rose by 133 per cent in 2016.

More recently, Sweden was shocked when a gang rape was live streamed on Facebook, and Italian populist Matteo Salavini called for the introduction of chemical castration for sex offenders after a Nigerian migrant was accused of attempting to rape a 62-year-old woman working at an asylum centre.

“If immigrants are to assimilate we should be choosing those from cultures with a track record of ready assimilation,” argued Senator Roberts, pointing out that Australians had few complaints about “Buddhists, or Sikhs, or Hindus, or Jews or Catholics or Protestants and so on”.

“How can we expect people wedded to an ideology masquerading as a religion that specifically precludes assimilation, to assimilate and integrate?” he asked. “We can’t.”

http://archive.is/QwbrI

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/14/australians-fleeing-area-heavy-islamic-settlement-protect-daughters-says-senator/

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NWO Plan To Annihilate Russia And China And The Push For WW3 And Nuclear Annihilation For Millions O

NWO Plan To Annihilate Russia And China And The Push For WW3 And Nuclear Annihilation For Millions Of Americans

http://archive.is/QsXVH

http://allnewspipeline.com/Amerruss_And_WW3_Still_On_Horizon.php

For those who may have forgotten, prior to the election of President Donald Trump last November, the world seemed to be on a fever pace towards World War 3 and nuclear annihilation. Some of the stories that had come out across the internet prior to Trump's startling election win included a story from The Sun that the Drudge Report linked to on October 27th with a title of "BRACED FOR ARMAGEDDON: Terrifying footage shows Russian soldiers prepare for nuclear war during drill involving 40 million people". And as we learn in the stories linked within this story and the 1st video below, the US military had a terrifying plan to annihilate Russia and China in WW3 that could have brought about the apocalypse.

Back in 2016, Russia wasn't the only nation then preparing for war - as the Daily Mail reported on October 26th, "NATO Squares Up to Putin As Russia Beefs Up Its Military Might On Europe's Border, West Responds With Biggest Show Of Force Since The Cold War". As ANP reported then, according to Russian Lt. General Evgeny Buzhinsky, "Russia and America were teetering on the brink of war with no way to manage a possible confrontation". Only days before, Pravda had reported that the globalists in America were 'pushing the world towards uncontrolled chaos'.

And lest we forget US Army Chief Mark Milley's announcement that the US was ready to destroy its enemies in what Infowars then called a 'threat of war towards Russia' - all of these recent events only happening months ago. Russian official Alexander Yakovenko also warned back in October that "We Are At End Game Now" while reports the 'war of words had reached a boiling point' between the world's two greatest superpowers (of course, China would argue against that last point) made it seem like an escalation towards a military clash was likely.

While most of us who've been paying attention to real-world-events breathed a HUGE sigh of relief once Trump trashed Hillary during the election, seemingly putting off what then seemed to be an inevitable nuclear war that could have led to the deaths of billions across the planet and tens to hundreds of millions here in America, we see as we move through February of 2017 that, despite the change taking place at the top, WW3 dangers still lay ahead.

We also can't forget that there was likely a very good reason that Russia wanted Donald Trump to win the presidency and not Hillary as we see in the headline from the Drudge Report screenshot above - Russia understood that Hillary was a globalist and what the globalists seemingly wanted more than anything at that time was a Russia 'servile' to the NWO - and that wasn't going to happen. Even Vladimir Putin himself had warned the Russian people, "if Hillary won, it was war."

As Countdown to Zero Time reported on Thursday, the plan for WW3 was a go, but the globalists, like the clueless mainstream media, were completely sure that Hillary would be president. Had Hilllary won, some of us might not be here right now, and the world would certainly be in a much darker place. From their story:

The Russians would not have waited for her inauguration and their decapitation but would have hit us with a Preemptive strike. Thus sending the whole world into a nuclear holocaust.

In another recent story from The Express we learn that even despite Trump being voted into office, what could very well be 'traitors against America within' could still be plotting a suprise nuclear attack upon not only Russia but China as well. Haven't they learned that such an attack upon other nuclear armed superpowers could quickly lead to the deaths of hundreds of millions of Americans as well? From their story:

US Congress has ordered a study into the “political and military leadership survivability” of China and Russia during wartime.

The report could be interpreted as a signal the US is preparing for a preemptive strike on the two nations, according to military analysts.

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SPACE RACE

What's going right. What's going wrong.

What should be done?

2017 current space developments thread.

Ron Garan, a former NASA astronaut, believes we should not be abandoning hope for continued life on planet Earth in favor of rubbing shoulders with Martians. He has spent time on the International Space Station (ISS), done four spacewalks, and has been awarded both the NASA Exceptional Service medal and the NASA Space Flight medial. Back on land, Garan spends his time focusing on bettering the home we already have. “Being so far away from Earth makes you see how similar and interconnected everything is,” he says, “rather than us compartmentalizing home.”

To be clear, Garan isn’t opposed to exploring the notion of colonizing Mars: It’s just that we should be using the innovative technologies we’re developing to live up there to make life better down here. Human curiosity is one of the biggest drivers for space exploration, and it “keeps us hungry to continuing wanting to innovate and solve these problems,” he says.

https://archive.is/IoS5O

Final Falcon 9 has a lot of minor refinements that collectively are important, but uprated thrust and improved legs are the most significant.

Elon thinks the F9 boosters could be used almost indefinitely, so long as there is scheduled maintenance and careful inspections. Falcon 9 Block 5 – the final version in the series – is the one that has the most performance and is designed for easy reuse, so it just makes sense to focus on that long term and retire the earlier versions. Block 5 starts production in about 3 months and initial flight is in 6 to 8 months, so there isn't much point in ground testing Block 3 or 4 much beyond a few reflights.

Zubrin was struck by many good and powerful ideas in the Musk plan. However, Musk’s plan assembled some of those good ideas in an extremely suboptimal way, making the proposed system impractical. Still, with some corrections, a system using the core concepts Musk laid out could be made attractive — not just as an imaginative concept for the colonization of Mars, but as a means of meeting the nearer-at-hand challenge of enabling human expeditions to the planet.

https://archive.is/R5zgp

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First non-traveler contracts Zika virus sexually

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — The first non-traveler has contacted the Zika virus in Clark County.

The Southern Nevada Health District says the person contracted the virus sexually

According to the SNHD, a woman contracted to the virus. She was tested on December 28, 2016 and the virus was confirmed on February 8, 2017.

https://archive.is/maCW4

>>>/zika/

"We've never seen anything like Zika before, nothing on the scale of what it does to the central nervous system," said Longini. "It's what makes the virus very serious." Routine vaccines and prevention methods for young women and mothers-to-be are needed, he said.

As of Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health had confirmed 1,024 travel-related and 256 locally acquired Zika cases over the past year. The travel cases include 167 from Broward, 61 from Palm Beach, and 320 from Miami-Dade counties.

There are 210 pregnant women among Florida's cases, with 108 having delivered. Three of those infants were born with microcephaly or other neurological complications, state health officials said. Florida is participating in the CDC Zika pregnancy registry, which follows infected mothers and their babies for one year after birth.

State health departments continue to offer free Zika testing to all pregnant women and, to date, have screened 5,347 expectant moms, said spokeswoman Mara Gambineri.

Dr. Lucy Chen, a dermatologist at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, said the medical profession now knows it takes doctors and nurses from multiple specialties, working together, to fight Zika.

https://archive.is/QIxlx

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Facebook Artificial Intelligence Based Censorship Censored!

Facebook artificial intelligence based censorship censored

Mark Zukerberg released a short 6000 word manifesto about Facebook's future, and in an early version accidentally stated he is developing an artificial intelligence that will automatically censor all discussion that could conceivably be construed as against the New World order. While you could get away with posting something against the New World Order on your Facebook page (to fake there is openness and freedom of speech) there would be an AI running in the background to automatically prevent it from being spread by others. Only globalist supporting content will be allowed to be spread.

Now, within short few hours, all reference to using artificial intelligence to filter free speech in the background while it fakes total openness in the foreground has been wiped off the web. I cannot find it anywhere. All Google puts up is how Facebook and others are using AI and how it "could be misused" but google is refusing to give up any evidence that Zukerberg fully intended to do it on purpose to shut up anyone who speaks out against the new world order.

Now, all that is admitted to is that Zukerberg's AI would be used to monitor what is posted, and flag "terror". One such report is HERE and I am bewildered because this changed even as I was typing about it. There is obviously a system already in place to smash topics into oblivion at the flip of a switch somewhere.

SO HERE IS THE REAL NEWS: FACEBOOK AI WILL NOW BE USED TO CENSOR THE SPREAD OF ANY DISCUSSION THAT GOES AGAINST THE NEW WORLD ORDER. IT WILL ALL LOOK FREE AND OPEN BECAUSE YOU CAN STILL POST IT AND HAVE A FEW PEOPLE YOU DIRECTLY KNOW SEE IT, BUT YOU CAN FORGET EVER HAVING ANYTHING AGAINST GLOBALISM GO VIRAL.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2887880/facebook-boss-mark-zuckerberg-hints-at-secret-plans-to-use-artificial-intelligence-to-censor-and-spy-on-users/

Fake is fake. Fakebook. Where fools spew their life straight into the hands of a Jewish troll.

http://82.221.129.208/baasepagey8.html

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An Indonesian woman arrested for involvement in killing (mk ultra)?

An Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s half-brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank, Indonesia’s national police chief has said, citing information received from Malaysian authorities.

Meanwhile, Malaysian police said on Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man in connection with the murder.

The man was identified as Ri Jong Chol, born in 1970. He was arrested on Friday night in Selangor state, the police said in a statement. He is the fourth suspect to be arrested.

Indonesia’s national police chief, Tito Karnavian, told reporters in Indonesia’s Aceh province that the Indonesian woman, 25-year-old Siti Aisyah, was paid to be involved in pranks .

He said she and another woman performed stunts which involved convincing men to close their eyes and then spraying them with water.

“Such an action was done three or four times and they were given a few dollars for it, and with the last target, Kim Jong-nam, allegedly there were dangerous materials in the sprayer,” Karnavian said.

http://archive.is/x0uEZ

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Satirical Cult Magazine Shut Down Over ‘Offensive’ Moses cartoonSatirical Cult Magazine Shut Down Ov

Satirical Turkish magazine “Girgir” drawn attention and anger of the Jewish community in Turkey for publishing a cartoon considered insulting to Moses, who is a sacred figure in Abrahamic religions.

The cartoon displays some in the crowd make fun of him and some swear at him for “grandstanding, as Moses walks together with Israelite’s whom fled through Red Sea, as he parted in an act of miracle.

ssuing a statement, Jewish community in Turkey said that, they condemned, “humor based on insulting what is sacred” and urged the state to “take the necessary measures against hate crimes that are committed through writing or humor.”

Social media was awash with criticism, from the Jewish and the Muslim communities.

Through its Twitter account, Gırgır weekly apologized and linked the publication of the cartoon to “a mistake of not noticing an awful cartoon due to being tired and sleepless” to rush the magazine to print.

Publishers stated today that, they have closed down satirical magazine following a cartoon that was deemed to be offensive to Jews and the Muslims in Turkey.

Girgir, established in 1972, was Turkey’s largest selling satirical magazine in the 1980s and 1990s.

http://archive.is/MbK1d

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Questions over DWP’s further medical evidence pilot secrecy

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has denied there is any dishonesty among the healthcare professionals who carry out its benefits assessments, even though Disability News Service (DNS) has now collected 100 cases where such allegations have been made.

Disabled people have continued to come forward with their personal stories since DNS published the results of a two-month investigation into claims that nurses and other healthcare professionals had lied in reports they wrote after face-to-face assessments for personal independence payment (PIP).

This week, DNS was made aware of the 100th case in which a PIP claimant has alleged that a health professional working for government contractors Capita and Atos produced a dishonest assessment report.

http://archive.is/frOgP

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UK Snoopers' Charter gagging order drafted for London Internet Exchange directors

London Internet Exchange (LINX) – Europe's major internet traffic hub – faces a growing backlash over changes to its rules that would gag its directors applying secret government orders to monitor networks, under Britain's Investigatory Powers Act.

LINX members – hundreds of internet companies – have been given less than two weeks' warning of an effect of a proposed new LINX constitution (called "memorandum and articles") that would allow secret surveillance orders or requests to be implemented without members' knowledge.

The plans will be proposed at an extraordinary general meeting at London's West End Congress Centre on Tuesday. This will be held amid the LINX96 conference, which opens on Monday.

At the meeting, members will be asked to approve a new "gag clause", banning directors they appoint from asking members to agree or approve technical or security changes to enable or support surveillance.

LINX claims 780 organisations as members, a who's who of the world's biggest and best-known internet service and content providers, including Amazon and the BBC.

The proposals would also prevent LINX members from being asked to back potential court challenges to illegal surveillance. LINX claims to be a member-run organisation. The board and elected directors are there to "ensure that the company is run in the interests of the owners – the members."

http://archive.is/XrBtM

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CIA Agent: Michael Flynn Was Ousted After Obtaining DC Pedophile List

A former CIA agent says that General Michael Flynn was ousted from the White House after obtaining a Washington DC pedophile list naming high-level politicians who belong to a DC pedo ring.

According to Robert David Steele, Flynn was actually fired after he obtained a list of names, some of whom the FBI were actively investigating in connection to the Pizzagate scandal, and one of whom was Vice President Mike Pence’s “best friend.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPYUWx0XyzU

The former CIA officer says that there are locations in Washington DC and Saudi Arabia where children are routinely “ordered” and trafficked to highly placed politicians operating in the Capitol.

Here’s the main summary points for the first 5 minutes of the video:

* Donald Trump is our chance to take down the deep state

* “White hat” intelligence community was able to stop Hillary from rigging the vote electronically like she did to Bernie

* Former CIA head John Brennan committed treason by telling lies intended to overturn the Electoral College

* John Brennan highest paid agent of Saudi Arabia, should be under FBI investigation

* Reince Priebus is an enabler and cover-upper of pedophilia — Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is the tip of the iceberg

* Wikileaks is going to take down Priebus?

* Pedophilia is an “elite privilege” — For the Democrats it’s an “acquired taste” — Podesta is a “pedo-light”

* The Republicans and the elite in banking are the ones who have made pedophilia a “big league thing”

* There are Saudi Arabian and Washington DC restaurants with basements where you can order children off of the menu

* DC pedophilia is the Achilles heel, and Trump has figured that out

* Flynn didn’t get fired because he called the Russians

* Flynn got fired because he “had the arrogance to think” (sarcasm) that he could tell Mattis and Tillerson what to do

* Flynn pissed off VP Pence

* Flynn’s call that got him in trouble included a conversation about a list of high-level pedophiles inside the US, one of whom happens to be VP Mike Pence’s best friend

* Flynn did not tell Pence about the list, or that his “best friend” was on it. Pence found out about this from the deep state (probably NSA taps)

* The NSA has been spying on all of our politicians with impunity!

* The CIA is leaking HIGHLY classified information as part of a political coup against Trump

http://archive.is/Mkc41

http://yournewswire.com/cia-michael-flynn-dc-pedophile-list/

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Mugabe's wife says he could run in election 'as a corpse'

Zimbabwe's 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe should run "as a corpse" in next year's election if he dies before the vote, his wife said Friday.

Grace Mugabe accused some ruling ZANU-PF party officials of plotting to take over from her husband and said that even if he dies, supporters should put his name on the ballot to show their love for him.

"If God decides to take him, then we would rather field him as a corpse," she told thousands of cheering supporters at a rally in Buhera in eastern Zimbabwe. She spoke in the local Shona language.

The president, who will turn 93 on Tuesday, has slowed down on public engagements while his 51-year-old wife has become increasingly visible in politics.

Mugabe has been in power since white minority rule ended in Zimbabwe in 1980 after years of war. A big celebration for him is planned on February 25, a few days after his birthday.

Grace Mugabe warned associates of Mugabe from the era of guerrilla war against white rule that they can't take power because they also are old.

"Anyone who was with Mugabe in 1980 has no right to tell him he is old. If you want Mugabe to go, then you leave together. You also have to leave. Then we take over because we were not there in 1980," she said, pointing to herself.

Grace Mugabe has professed fierce loyalty to her husband, previously saying she would get him a wheelchair if necessary and push it for him so that he can continue to rule.

Mugabe has declared he wants to live until 100 and rule for life, and has complained about ruling party factions that are jostling for influence as a succession battle looms.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/17/mugabes-wife-says-could-run-election-corpse/

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Angela Merkel and European leaders resist Donald Trump ultimatum to increase defence spending or ris

uropean leaders have pushed back at Donald Trump’s ultimatum that they increase defence spending or risk America scaling back its commitment to Transatlantic protection.

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor said her country would not accelerate existing, long term plans to ramp up the military budget by 2024 despite a demand by the US this week that countries increase spending by the end of the year.

The president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker also said countries must not cave in to US demands.

James Mattis, US defence secretary, earlier this week warned Nato that a new “political reality” after the election of Donald Trump meant it was no longer possible for allies to shirk their share of the defence burden.

United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis speaks during the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, Germany, 17 February 2017

United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis speaks during the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, Germany, 17 February 2017 Credit: EPA

Unless nations began spending more, he said Washington could “moderate” its commitment to them.

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Mr Mattis, a retired US Marine general, today said Europe now faced “threat on multiple fronts as the arc of instability builds on Nato’s periphery and beyond".

But Mr Juncker said he was “very much against letting ourselves be pushed into” an increase in defence spending. He said: “I don't like our American friends narrowing down this concept of security to the military.” Germany would lose its budget surplus if it increased defence spending to 2 per cent of GDP from 1.22 percent, he said.

He went on: “If you look at what Europe is doing in defence, plus development aid, plus humanitarian aid, the comparison with the United States looks rather different. Modern politics cannot just be about raising defence spending.”

Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker Credit: Isopix/REX/Shutterstock

Nato guidelines call for all members of the collective defence alliance to spend 2 per cent of GDP on military budgets.

But in reality only five do - America, Britain, Greece, Estonia and Poland, while some including Italy and Spain, spend half that.

Angela Merkel said her country would stick to its long term commitment to raise defence spending by the middle of next decade.

She said: “Germany is conscious of its responsibility" to spend more on arms but added other issues are also important for global security.

German soldiers arrive at an airport in Kaunas, Lithuania, February 1, 2017

German soldiers arrive at an airport in Kaunas, Lithuania, February 1, 2017 Credit: AP

Mrs Merkel said Germany had increased defence spending by 8 per cent in this year's budget over last year.

She said: "We must do more here, no question, but the matters of development aid and crisis prevention are also important.”

Sir Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said Mr Mattis had been “uncompromising” in his message to European leaders to “step up”.

Meanwhile Germany's defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, acknowledged that her country would in future be unable to step back and rely on American protection.

She said: “From the German point of view, our traditional reflex of relying above all on our American friends' vigor and ducking away when things really get tight … will no longer be enough."

German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen speaks on the first day of the 53rd Munich Security Conference on February 17, 2017

German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen speaks on the first day of the 53rd Munich Security Conference on February 17, 2017 Credit: AFP/Getty Images

But she also had a message for Donald Trump, warning him that he could not put European allies on an equal footing with an aggressive Russia.

She said: “Our American friends know well that their tone on Europe and Nato has a direct influence on the cohesion of our continent.

“A stable European Union is just as much in the American interest as a united Nato.”

She went on: “There cannot be a policy of equidistance to allies and to those who openly question our values, our borders and international law.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/17/european-leaders-resist-trumps-ultimatum-increase-defence-spending/

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Leaked Emails: Dem State Leaders Think Obama's New Organizing Army is Grade A Bullshit

It is difficult to overstate just how enraged state Democratic activists and leaders are with Organizing for Action (OFA), the political and community-organizing army that grew out of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

The nonprofit, which functions as a sort of parallel-Democratic National Committee, was founded to mobilize Democratic voters and supporters in defense of President Obama’s, and the Democratic Party’s, agenda. Instead, the organization has drawn the intense ire, both public and private, of grassroots organizers and state parties that are convinced that OFA inadvertently helped decimate Democrats at the state and local level, while Republicans cemented historic levels of power and Donald J. Trump actually became leader of the free world.

These intra-party tensions aren’t going away, especially now that OFA “relaunched” itself last week to protect the Affordable Care Act, boost turnout at congressional townhalls, and train grassroots organizers gearing up for the Trump era.

“This is some GRADE A Bullshit right here,” Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, wrote in a private Democratic-listserv email obtained by The Daily Beast. Handwerk was reacting to news of OFA’s post-election retooling, which was shared “without comment” to the group of state-level Dems by Crystal Kay Perkins, executive director for Texas Democrats.

“It also to me seems TONE DEAF—we have lost over 1,000 seats in the past 8 years… all because of this crap,” Handwerk continued. “Let’s get through the next two weeks—but then we gotta figure this out and keep the pressure on. WOW.”

Others on the thread shared these sentiments.

“Yes, it sure is,” Katie Mae Simpson, executive director for the Maine Democratic Party, replied. “OFA showed up in Maine, organized a press conference on saving [Obamacare], with one of our Dem legislative leaders speaking, all without ever mentioning that they were in state and organizing. They hired someone I know, which is somewhat helpful, but my god, they don’t have a very good alliance-building process.”

Such grievances, though expressed privately, are nothing new among state Democratic Party leadership.

“[With] all due respect to President Obama, OFA was created as a shadow party because Obama operatives had no faith in state parties,” Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb told Politico last week.

“I love and adore everything about President Obama except for OFA,” South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison (who is also running to chair the Democratic National Committee) said at a recent DNC “future forum,” according to The Washington Post.

President Obama, himself a proud community organizer, had long been credited with leading a savvy, vigorous grassroots campaign to win the White House in 2008. However, it wasn’t long after he first stepped into office before state-level Democrats all around the country began sounding the alarm that his formidable grassroots army was being left to wither and rot.

Furthermore, just days after the second inauguration of President Obama, DNC members were still loudly expressing fear that OFA ran the risk of denting the national party’s fundraising and (more importantly) diverting much-needed resources and organizing power.

Too many Democrats started seeing OFA as just another boogeyman. For instance, when reached by The Daily Beast for this story, two Democratic operatives independently referred to OFA as “The Devil.”

“If we were having a conversation about state parties, I would say OFA hurt state parties badly,” Handwerk told The Daily Beast, elaborating on his leaked email. “It certainly had an undercutting effort. And there is a lot of work state parties do that isn’t very sexy… and that becomes incredibly difficult when budgets are cut in half because people are trying to curry favor with the president and his allies.”

http://archive.is/mJf00

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/17/leaked-emails-dem-state-leaders-think-obama-s-new-organizing-army-is-grade-a-bullshit.html

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Leaked Audio: John McCain Discusses National Security With Russian Hackers

Senator John McCain has been caught breaking the law and flaunting national security in a leaked audio recording in which he discusses possible White House sanctions against Russia and secretly negotiates with a pair of Russian hackers.

In a recorded telephone conversation in which McCain thinks he is speaking to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, the senator sets out to negotiate possible sanctions against Russia behind President Trump’s back.

On February 16th, the YouTube channel run by Lexus and Vovan posted the audio of a conversation with John McCain, in which the senator clearly commits sedition and defies The Logan Act – a law which prohibits anybody from negotiating with a foreign government in a way that could undermine the U.S. government.

The embarrassing leak comes just days after Vovan and Lexus fooled U.S. congresswoman Marine Waters into thinking she was talking to Volodymyr Groysman too.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqrw2vIvBv0

Download: http://www93.zippyshare.com/v/zKBQWOAN/file.html

Read the Full Transcript of John McCain's conversation with Russian hackers here:

http://archive.is/akK2K

http://yournewswire.com/john-mccain-russian-hackers/

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Good! President Trump Signs New Bill Into Law Repealing Obama's Coal Mining Regulations

RELATED: >>>/goodnews/93

President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.

The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December.

The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies.

Both the mining and financial disclosure bills are the tip of a GOP push to undo a slate of regulations instituted in the closing days of the Obama administration. The House has passed several CRA resolutions, and the Senate has so far sent three of them to President Trump for his signature.

Regulators finalized the stream protection rule in December, but they spent most of Obama’s tenure writing it.

The rule is among the most controversial environment regulations the former administration put together. The coal mining industry said it would be costly to implement and lead to job losses across the sector, which is already suffering from a market-driven downturn in demand for its product.

At the signing, Trump called the regulation “another terrible job killing rule” and said ending it would save “many thousands American jobs, especially in the mines, which, I have been promising you — the mines are a big deal.”

“This is a major threat to your jobs and we’re going to get rid of this threat,” he added. “We’re going to fight for you.”

Republicans on Congress, especially from Appalachia, supported that argument and sought to block the rule several times before finally passing the CRA resolution this month.

“In my home state of Kentucky and others across the nation, the stream buffer rule will cause major damage to communities and threaten coal jobs,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said before the bill passed. “We should heed their call now and begin bringing relief to coal country.”

http://archive.is/9odak

http://theamericanfirst.com/video-president-trump-signs-legislation-undoing-obamas-coal-mining-regulations/

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Let's Hope! Nigel Farage Predicts End Of European Union After National 2017 Elections

The always entertaining Nigel Farage was on fire again today in European Parliament. Farage correctly warned EP members about their desire for “more Europe” when citizens of nearly every country are fed up with the policy.

Partial Farage Transcript: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah_gpjrrIKA

"I feel like I am attending a meeting of a religious sect here this morning. It’s as if the global revolution of 2016, Brexit, Trump, the Italian rejection of the referendum, has completely bypassed you.

You can’t face up to the fact that this bandwagon is going to roll across Europe in these elections in 2017. A lot of citizens now recognize this form of centralized government simply doesn’t work. … At the heart of it is a fundamental point: Mr. [name not recognized] this morning said, the people want more Europe.

They don’t. The people want less Europe. We see this again and again when people have referendums and they reject aspects of EU membership. But something more fundamental is going on out there. …. No doubt, many of you here will probably despise your own voters for what I am about to say because just last week, Chatham House, the reputable group, published a massive survey from 10 Europen states, and only 20% of people want immigration from Muslim countries to continue. Just 20%. … Which means your voters have a harder line position on this than Donald Trump, or myself, or frankly any party sitting in this Parliament. I simply cannot believe you are blind to the fact that even Mrs. Merkel has now made a u-turn and wants to send people back. Even Mr. Schulz thinks it is a good idea.

And the fact is, the Europen Union has no future at all in its current form. And I suspect you are in for as big a shock in 2017 as you were in 2016."

http://archive.is/QC7GP

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-15/nigel-farage-warns-european-parliament-youre-bigger-shock-2017

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Humana to Drop Out of Obamacare Exchanges in 2018

Obamacared: >>>/realnews/588

The health insurance giant Humana will exit the Obamacare exchanges in 2018.

Humana believes the Obamacare exchanges have too few healthy patients to balance out a significant number of sick and costly patients. The health insurer lowered its Obamacare participation previously, reducing the number of states in 2016 from 19 to 11.

Donald Trump tweeted about Humana’s exit saying:

Obamacare continues to fail. Humana to pull out in 2018. Will repeal, replace & save healthcare for ALL Americans. https://t.co/glWEQ0lNR4

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2017

Humana’s coverage dropped significantly among Obamacare exchanges in early 2017. Only 152,000 customers purchased health care in January 2017, down from 404,000 in December. In December Humana announced that they would be writing off $583 million as a result of its failed exchange insurance program.

Humana said in its announcement, “All of these actions were taken with the expectation that the company’s Individual Commercial business would stabilize to the point where the company could continue to participate in the program. However, based on its initial analysis of data associated with the company’s healthcare exchange membership following the 2017 open enrollment period, Humana is seeing further signs of an unbalanced risk pool.”

Humana’s loss primarily results from the Obamacare exchanges’ lopsided ratio of mostly sick patients to healthy ones. The Obamacare exchanges need a larger amount of healthy customers to keep the exchanges profitable. Humana plans to serve Obamacare customers until the end of 2017.

http://archive.is/yZ4aN

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/15/humana-drop-obamacare-exchanges-2018/

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Good! Senate Votes to Repeal Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

RELATED: >>>/realnews/1243

The Senate voted to repeal Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban on February 15. This followed the House of Representatives vote to repeal the same gun ban on February 2.

The repeal now goes to President Trump’s desk to be signed.

The Obama regime began formulating the Social Security gun ban behind closed doors during the summer of 2015. On July 18, 2015, Breitbart News reported:

The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together “outside of public view.” But the LA Times reports that a ban on gun possession due to inability to handle finances would be sweeping; that it would cover those who are unable to manage their own affairs for a multitude of reasons–from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness” to “incompetency,” an unspecified “condition,” or “disease.”

The Times notes that the finances of roughly “4.2 million” Social Security beneficiaries are handled by someone else.

An overview of the ban was officially put forward by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in May 2016. Page 19 of the overview said:

>Under our representative payee policy, unless direct payment is prohibited, we presume that an adult beneficiary is capable of managing or directing the management of benefits. However, if we have information that the beneficiary has a mental or physical impairment that prevents him or her from managing or directing the management of benefits, we will develop the issue of capability. If a beneficiary has a mental impairment, we will develop the capability issue if there is an indication that the beneficiary may lack the ability to reason properly, is disoriented, has seriously impaired judgment, or is unable to communicate with others.

In other words, beneficiaries who caught the SSA’s attention by having someone help with finances would then be investigated. The investigation would include a look at mental health.

If the SSA determined the beneficiary was mentally incompetent, the name of the beneficiary would then be reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and prohibited from purchasing firearms.

The Hill reports that the Senate voted 57-43 to repeal the ban. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) noted that the ban was especially egregious because of the way it violated the Due Process rights of those declared incompetent for gun ownership. He pointed out that at least 20 disability groups opposed the ban on these grounds, saying, “The reality is that, like us, they believe the regulation is simply bad policy, places an unfair stigma on those with disabilities and violates their constitutional rights which is why a wide array of groups oppose it.”

http://archive.is/Z2MMw

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/15/senate-follows-house/

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FBI Clears Michael Flynn Over PHONY Russian Relationship Claims

The FBI has concluded that Michael Flynn did not have any secret relationship with Russia and has cleared the retired Lt. General of any wrongdoing.

According to a U.S. intelligence official speaking with NPR, after reviewing the transcripts, FBI agents found that Michael Flynn’s forced resignation could only have been orchestrated from Obama insiders operating within the White House.

Libertywritersnews.com reports: http://archive.is/SRVJB

After reviewing the transcripts, the FBI found NO WRONG DOING!!

“The FBI reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador to the United States and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn — national security adviser to then-President-elect Trump — but has not found any evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian government, U.S. officials said.”

Another current U.S Intelligence official agreed with the FBI and told NPR, “there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing in the transcripts of of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak”

The official also said there was “absolutely nothing” in the transcripts that suggests Flynn was acting under instructions “or that the trail leads higher.”

“I don’t think [Flynn] knew he was doing anything wrong,” the official said. “Flynn talked about sanctions, but no specific promises were made. Flynn was speaking more in general ‘maybe we’ll take a look at this going forward’ terms.”

So why aren’t we listening to the officials who actually HEARD the calls?

Don’t be fooled, this isn’t about Flynn discussing sanctions or anything else with Russia for that matter. This is about delegitimizing a president.

There is a reason why Democrats are still determined to investigate Flynn even though he has already resigned. They are using this as a way to prove that Trump was “in with Russia” and therefore an illegitimate president.

Democrats will stop at nothing to get Trump out of the White House. They don’t care how many lives they have to ruin.

http://archive.is/jQEd0

http://yournewswire.com/fbi-michael-flynn-russian-claims/

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Announces Goal of Stopping Use of Highly Toxic Mercury in Vaccines

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Chairman of the World Mercury Project (WMP), announced a $100,000 challenge today aimed at putting an end to including mercury, a neurotoxin that is 100 times more poisonous than lead, in vaccines administered in the U.S and globally.

Thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative, is still in 48 million U.S. flu vaccines each year, tetanus toxoid, meningococcal vaccines and, in massive doses, in the pediatric vaccines given to 100 million children across the developing world. A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) review published last month found that the ethylmercury in thimerosal is as profoundly neurotoxic as the heavily regulated methylmercury in fish.

“On one hand, the government is telling pregnant women which mercury-laced fish to avoid so that they don’t harm their fetuses, and on the other, the CDC supports injecting mercury-containing vaccines into pregnant women, infants and children,” said Kennedy, who spent decades litigating polluters who dumped mercury into water systems. “This defies all logic and common sense.”

Kennedy stressed that, contrary to countless claims that he is “anti-vaccine” and wishes to end the country’s vaccination program; nothing could be further from the truth. He vaccinated all of his children and just wants safe vaccines.

Actor Robert De Niro, the parent of a vaccine-injured son, who also spoke at the press conference, is a supporter of the WMP whose vision is a world where mercury is no longer a threat to the health of our planet and people. The group focuses on making sound science the driver of public policy.

Toward that end, Kennedy announced the “World Mercury Project Challenge” to American journalists and others “who have been assuring the public about the safety of mercury in vaccines.”

Kennedy explained that the WMP will pay $100,000 to the first journalist, or other individual, who can find a peer-reviewed scientific study demonstrating that thimerosal is safe in the amounts contained in vaccines currently being administered to American children and pregnant women. Kennedy believes that even “a meager effort at homework” will expose that contention as unsupported by science. He says the science is unequivocal that mercury is a serious health hazard and exposure is linked to many different diseases and conditions (ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Acrodynia and Autism). Even studies listed by the CDC on its website, to exonerate thimerosal as an autism culprit, link thimerosal exposure to low IQ, diminished language and motor skills, and tics, a family of neurological disorders that includes Tourette Syndrome. A Yale University study published last week suggests a link between vaccines and tics, as well as anorexia and OCD.

And for those who say the science has been settled since Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s Lancet paper on the MMR vaccine and its role in causing autism was discredited, think again. The paper had nothing to do with thimerosal, which is not in the MMR vaccine.

In August 2014, CDC senior vaccine safety scientist Dr. William Thompson invoked federal whistleblower protection and confessed that CDC supervisors instructed vaccine scientists to destroy data linking vaccines to autism.

In 2004, an FDA official acknowledged in testimony before a Congressional committee that no government or privately funded study has ever demonstrated thimerosal’s safety, and that still stands today.

“It’s our hope that this challenge will elevate this important debate beyond name-calling and prompt a genuine examination of the relevant science. The American public is entitled to an honest, probing and vigorous discussion about this critical public health issue – a debate based on facts, not rooted in fear, or on blind faith in regulators and the pharmaceutical industry,” wrote Kennedy in a letter addressed to America’s reporters, journalists, columnists, editors, network anchors, on-air doctors and news division producers that was handed out at the press conference.

http://archive.is/eZTfi

https://worldmercuryproject.org/robert-f-kennedy-jr-announces-world-mercury-projects-100000-challenge-goal-stopping-use-highly-toxic-mercury-vaccines/

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Unauthorized Toronto watches kid porn,claims overtime for watching

A veteran Peel Regional Police officer who investigated sex crimes against children and most recently headed up the technological crimes unit has admitted to watching 241 child pornography videos stored as evidence from police investigations.

Former detective Craig Wattier, 52, who had been on the force for 30 years, was charged in May 2015 with five counts relating to fraud, possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography.

He pleaded guilty Tuesday to two of those charges — breach of trust for using his position as the tech crimes unit supervisor to access a special electronic evidence vault containing seized child pornography, and fraud for falsely claiming $28,000 in overtime, paid duty and concurrent payments from the police and the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario.

The remaining charges were withdrawn.

According to the agreed statement of facts filed with the court, Wattier accessed 750 files related to child sexual abuse material. Of those, 241 meet the criminal standard for child pornography according to the police, though other videos would be classified by investigators as “age difficult” or “child nudity.”

He sometimes claimed overtime for hours it was later discovered he spent watching these videos.

Only officers working in the child exploitation unit and in the technological crimes unit have access to the server where the sensitive material is stored.

Wattier was not trained to do computer analysis and did no work that would require him to view these videos, prosecutor Allison Dellandrea said.

The first time the videos were accessed was in May 2013, the first week Wattier became the administrative supervisor of the technological crimes unit.

He spent 38 minutes viewing videos on that day after his shift ended.

Five videos were chosen as a representative sample of the five hours and forty minutes of videos watched by Wattier on eleven days between 2013 and 2015, according to the agreed statement of facts.

Dellandrea noted that it was only through the investigation of the overtime fraud that it was discovered Wattier was accessing the child pornography videos.

“His conduct at this moment remains completely unexplained,” she said, adding that Wattier does not need to provide an explanation. But, she continued “the conduct in and of itself is inexplicable.”

“The normal human response to material like this is revulsion,” she said. “And there was none of that displayed.”

When asked by McLeod whether he wanted to address the court and specifically his motivation for viewing the videos, Wattier declined.

“I have nothing to say,” he said quietly. Approached by the Star after court, he also refused to comment.

https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2017/02/14/peel-cop-admits-watching-hundreds-of-child-porn-videos.html

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Germany: Merkel’s Refugee Czar Wants Voting Rights for Migrants

A commission chaired by Germany’s immigration and refugee czar has proposed voting rights for migrants living in the county. According to the Federal Integration Commissioner Aydan Özoguz, “people who permanently live in a country should be able to participate in democratic decision making.”

Keeping a Brexit-like scenario in mind, commission wants the voting rights for migrants and refugees at par with German citizens in any future referendum.

The head of the commission, Turkish-origin Aydan Özoguz, has been serving as Minister of State in Merkel’s Chancellery since 2013. As Federal Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration she has been instrumental in shaping and executing Merkel’s ill-advised “Refugee” Policy.

The report was commissioned by German Social Democratic Party’s (SPD) Friedrich Ebert Foundation. SPD — currently a coalition partner in Merkel’s government — is surging ahead in the polls ahead of September General Elections. SPD’s Chancellor Candidate Martin Schulz already backs many of the ideas proposed by Commissioner Özoguz.

The right-wing AfD party attacked commission’s proposals as an attempt by leftist SPD to create new voters.

The report paints a picture of Germany where natives were soon to become minority. “[M]igrants and their offsprings make up the majority in several [German] cities. [City of] Offenbach leads the trend where more than 80 percent of children have a migrant background.” The changing demographics “require a new understanding of the composition of [German] society.”

The published proposal is peppered with social justice jargon and deliberately ambiguous terms. German newspaper Die Welt reported on Commissioner Özoguz’s proposal:

A commission headed by Federal Integration Commissioner Aydan Özoguz, on behalf of SPD-affiliated Friedrich Ebert Foundation, has created a mission statement for Germany’s immigration society. (…)

A just society means that everyone can participate.

Therefore the authors demand local voting rights for non-EU foreigners living permanently in Germany. It is integral “to democratic principles that people who permanently live in a country should be able to participate in democratic decision making.” (…)

Furthermore, permanently residing foreigners should get the right to vote in referenda. The possibility of co-decision making in questions of one’s own living environment should be regarded as a participatory progress.

Towards this aim, members of the commission believe, one needs easier access to German citizenship, “lowering of the minimum duration in case of naturalisation, targeted use of available possibilities in case a discretionary naturalisation, and provision of dual citizenship.” Targets could be set to encourage companies to employ people with migration background. [Author’s translation)

However, the champion of “just society” and “equal rights”, Özoguz doesn’t support justice and equality for everyone — at least not for underaged child brides living in Germany. In November 2016, she publicly opposed banning child marriage. Official estimates point to a rise in child marriages in Germany. Thanks to Merkel’s “Refugee” Policy this medieval practice is returning to Germany at an alarming rate, with authorities reporting over 1,400 such cases, including hundreds of child brides below the age of 14. The trend has been attributed to rapid immigration from Muslim majority countries like Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

Özoguz is busy celebrating the new-found ‘diversity’ in the wake of mass-migration and won’t let inconvenient facts get in her way. The facts that, in today’s Germany, girls are being sold into marriage and end up becoming victims of the worst kind of sexual abuse.

Merkel-confidant Özoguz who first shaped Merkel’s Refugee Policy that opened Europe’s floodgates to million of migrants from Arab and Muslim countries, now puts forward a road map for pushing ahead radical transformation. To offset the rising popularity of right-wing parties, Özoguz hopes to recruit an army of migrants as political counterweight.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/02/germany-merkels-refugee-czar-wants-voting-rights-for-migrants/

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British Govt Rejects Petition To Stop Trump's UK State Visit

The British government has said that the invitation for US President’s state visit was still in place, despite public and political protest.

Prime Minister Theresa May formally rejected an online petition calling for Donald Trump to be barred from making state visit to the UK and said she looks forward to welcoming him to the country later this year after discussing his visit on the phone.

More than 1.8 million people had signed the petition urging the government to withdraw the invitation that Theresa May extended to Donald Trump during her visit to Washington in January.

Press TV reports: http://archive.is/zLanY

The petition, which is expected to be put to debate in Parliament, called for Trump to be allowed to enter the UK but not be granted an official state visit because of fears it would cause embarrassment to Queen Elizabeth.

In a statement sent to petition signatories, the Foreign Office said the government “recognized the strong views … but does not support this petition.”

It also said that the US president should be granted the “full courtesy” of a state visit to the UK and that preparations would continue.

“This invitation reflects the importance of the relationship between the United States of America and the United Kingdom. At this stage, final dates have not yet been agreed for the state visit.”

State visits by foreign leaders typically include an address to Parliament.

However, the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has said he would refuse permission for Trump to address the chamber, citing “opposition to racism and sexism.”

British MPs will hold a non-binding debate on the petition Monday.

Officials are also seeking to limit Trump’s public exposure during the visit in order to reduce the opportunities for protest.

Thousands of people have already demonstrated against Trump’s state visit.

The campaign to halt the visit gained momentum after Trump signed his now-blocked executive order, closing the nation’s doors to citizens of seven Muslim countries.

http://archive.is/cvS4m

http://yournewswire.com/british-govt-rejects-petition-to-stop-trumps-uk-state-visit/

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Student who recorded his professor describing Trump's election win as 'an act of terrorism' is SUSPE

Caleb O'Neil, 19, was suspended from Orange Coast College on Wednesday

He filmed human sexuality professor Olga Perez Stable Cox's rant about Trump

Cox, 66, said the president was a 'white supremacist' and that his election victory was an 'act of terrorism'

Caleb anonymously sent the video to the college's Republican group to share

She received a barrage of complaints and claims that she even got death threats

He said he shared it to prove the bias at the school and not for her to be harmed

The school says he can avoid suspension if he apologizes or writes an essay

A Republican student who filmed his professor describing Trump's election win as an 'act of terrorism' has been suspended by his college.

Caleb O'Neil filmed Olga Perez Stable Cox, 66, labeling the president a 'white supremacist' during a psychology and human sexuality class at Orange Coast College, California, in December.

He anonymously sent the clip to the college's Republican body for it to be shared online, prompting a barrage of complaints against Cox who critics said should not thrust her political views on students.

On Wednesday Caleb, a 19-year-old sophomore at the school, revealed his identity and that he had been suspended for sharing the video.

The university issued a letter complaining that he had violated its student code of conduct by filming Cox without her knowledge.

Unless he writes an essay explaining why he shared the video and apologizes to Cox, he will be excluded for an entire semester.

The teenager's lawyer Bill Becker admonished the college's decision, describing it at a news conference as a 'leftist attack' on conservatives…

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4232242/Student-suspended-filming-professor-s-anti-Trump-rant.html

Recalde-Martinez said he and his group posted the video clips online after first approaching Orange Coast College administrators with their concerns and not hearing back from them.

Recalde-Martinez said he has received threatening hate mail, too. And so has Steel, who has called for Cox’s firing.

Cox’s rhetoric, Steel said, amounted to bullying.

Cox asked students to stand up and “show the rest of the class who to watch out for and protect yourself from,” according to Tanner Webb of Huntington Beach, one of two students not affiliated with the College Republicans who stepped forward last month to say Cox asked Trump supporters to identify themselves.

“I think Mrs. Cox is a good teacher when teaching the curriculum and I have enjoyed her class,” said Webb, who described himself as apolitical. Webb was in a different class than the one that was videotaped, but in his session, Cox “continually bashed on Trump supporters, belittling them and making it seem like every person who voted for Trump was an LGBT community hating white supremacist.”

Cox denies it.

“I never did that.”

“What I said was, for those of you who are happy that your candidate won, celebrate. Stand up, cheer. Whatever. It was generic. It wasn’t stand up now. It wasn’t that at all. That didn’t happen…”

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/cox-741196-college-students.html

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thousands of segments of pipe being built for new Hinkley Point C Nuke Plant

The sheer size of the new £18billion nuclear power station at Hinkley Point is thrown into sharp relief by the scale of building three tunnels that will carry sea water to cool the reactor and take it back to the Severn Estuary.

The tunnels will be made out of concrete segments that are expected to be made at a batching plant at Avonmouth Docks and transported by road to Hinkley where they will be joined together.

Two 3.5km-long intake tunnels which will take water from the estuary to the plant will be 6m in diameter and laid 20m under the sea. A third outlet tunnel will be 7m in diameter and 1.8kms long.

In order to make these tunnels, a total of 38,000 circular segments will be needed. At the peak of production, about 600 segments will be made each week. About 150-260 staff would be employed at the plant.

http://archive.is/vr3Bp

well that is what they are officially saying, but could the new nuclear plant also function as an underground base? Do existing nuclear plants have underground bases?

Yeah Yeah I know, taking my meds now.

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european countries are tapping donald trump's conversations with russia, are they smoking crack?

US allies in Europe are conducting intelligence operations against President Trump's staff and business associates and intercepting communications between advisors in the White House and Russian government officials.

Sources told Newsweek that a Western European country and Baltic nation are gathering intelligence on officials in the White House and executives at The Trump Organization out of concern for President Trump's foreign policy shift towards Russia.

According to the Newsweek report, a Western European Agency has intercepted at least one contact between a Russian official based in the US and Michael Flynn, who resigned from his role as National Security Advisor this week after his secret phone calls with the Russian ambassador emerged.

The foreign agency is also said to be compiling electronic and human information on Trump's overseas business partners, some of whom are thought to be government agents.

Western European intelligence on Trump's links with Russia has been gathered since August, when the British government obtained information that Russian agents were in contact with members of Trump's campaign team. The information was widely shared with other Nato members in Europe, Newsweek reports. One source claimed that Theresa May's staff were briefed on the investigation's findings before the UK prime minister met Trump last month. Officials in the German government are also said to have received the information.

http://archive.is/xbs96

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Baby taken from family amid concern over formula milk comment

Concern over a father's "unorthodox views" on bottle sterilisation and formula milk sparked a series of events that left his week-old son in care, a court has heard.

Medical staff had told Kirklees Council of concerns for the family, and social workers later removed the baby.

Care chiefs then "misled" a family court and falsely claimed the parents "agreed" to the child's removal.

A High Court judge has now ordered the council to pay the family £11,250.

The baby was returned to the parents, who cannot be named for legal reasons, more than two months after being taken.

Read more about this and other stories from West Yorkshire

The High Court heard the mother suffered from minor mental health problems and other difficulties and the father had in the past been aggressive to others, but staff at the special care baby unit had no child protection concerns.

However, Mr Justice Cobb said medics had expressed worries about the couple's ability to care for the baby.

The father had, among other things, "expressed unorthodox views about the need for sterilisation of bottles and the benefits of formula milk".

'Human rights breached'

Kirklees Council persuaded a family court to approve the baby being taken into emergency care as he was about to be discharged from hospital.

Mr Justice Cobb said the council had "misled" the family judge, wrongly claiming the parents had been "given notice" of the hearing and had "agreed" to the child being taken.

The boy was placed in the care of relatives and returned to his parents about 10 weeks later.

Finding in favour of the family, Mr Justice Cobb said in the year since being returned to his parents the boy had thrived.

http://archive.is/b6Oha

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Flynn Resignation Is A Great Reminder About The Abusive Power of Spy Agencies

As far back as the passage of the Patriot Act after 9/11, civil libertarians worried about the surveillance state, the Panopticon, the erosion of privacy rights and due process in the name of national security.

Paranoid fantasies were floated that President George W. Bush was monitoring the library cards of political dissidents. Civil libertarians hailed NSA contractor Edward Snowden as a hero, or at least accepted him as a necessary evil, for exposing the extent of Internet surveillance under President Barack Obama.

Will civil libertarians now speak up for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, whose career has been destroyed with a barrage of leaked wiretaps? Does anyone care if those leaks were accurate or legal?

Over the weekend, a few honest observers of the Flynn imbroglio noted that none of the strategically leaked intercepts of his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak proved he actually did anything wrong.

The media fielded accusations that Flynn discussed lifting the Obama administration’s sanctions on Russia – a transgression that would have been a serious violation of pre-inauguration protocol at best, and a prosecutable offense at worst. Flynn ostensibly sealed his fate by falsely assuring Vice President Mike Pence he had no such discussions with Kislyak, prompting Pence to issue a robust defense of Flynn that severely embarrassed Pence in retrospect.

On Tuesday, Eli Lake of Bloomberg News joined the chorus of skeptics who said the hive of anonymous leakers infesting the Trump administration never leaked anything that proved Flynn lied to Pence:

He says in his resignation letter that he did not deliberately leave out elements of his conversations with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak when he recounted them to Vice President Mike Pence. The New York Times and Washington Post reported that the transcript of the phone call reviewed over the weekend by the White House could be read different ways. One White House official with knowledge of the conversations told me that the Russian ambassador raised the sanctions to Flynn and that Flynn responded that the Trump team would be taking office in a few weeks and would review Russia policy and sanctions. That’s neither illegal nor improper.

Lake also noted that leaks of sensitive national security information, such as the transcripts of Flynn’s phone calls to Kislyak, are extremely rare. In their rush to collect a scalp from the Trump administration, the media forgot to tell its readers how unusual and alarming the Flynn-quisition was:

It’s very rare that reporters are ever told about government-monitored communications of U.S. citizens, let alone senior U.S. officials. The last story like this to hit Washington was in 2009 when Jeff Stein, then of CQ, reported on intercepted phone calls between a senior Aipac lobbyist and Jane Harman, who at the time was a Democratic member of Congress.

Normally intercepts of U.S. officials and citizens are some of the most tightly held government secrets. This is for good reason. Selectively disclosing details of private conversations monitored by the FBI or NSA gives the permanent state the power to destroy reputations from the cloak of anonymity. This is what police states do.

In the past it was considered scandalous for senior U.S. officials to even request the identities of U.S. officials incidentally monitored by the government (normally they are redacted from intelligence reports). John Bolton’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was derailed in 2006 after the NSA confirmed he had made 10 such requests when he was Undersecretary of State for Arms Control in George W. Bush’s first term. The fact that the intercepts of Flynn’s conversations with Kislyak appear to have been widely distributed inside the government is a red flag.

Not long ago, both Democrats and Republicans were deeply concerned about accountability and procedural integrity for the sprawling surveillance apparatus developed by our law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Those are among the most serious concerns of the Information Age, and they should not be cast aside in a mad dash to draw some partisan blood.

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http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/02/15/flynn-resignation-nightmare-scenario-surveillance-state-run-amok/

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Obama Regime Gave NSA New Powers To Up The Ante On Domestic Spying Before He Left Office

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This story, from the Jan. 12, 2017, edition of the New York Times, was little-remarked upon at the time, but suddenly has taken on far greater significance in light of current events:

In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.

The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.

The change means that far more officials will be searching through raw data. Essentially, the government is reducing the risk that the N.S.A. will fail to recognize that a piece of information would be valuable to another agency, but increasing the risk that officials will see private information about innocent people.

One of the central questions behind the Mike Flynn flap that should have been asked but largely wasn't is: who was wiretapping the general? The answer, we know now, was the National Security Agency, formerly known as No Such Agency, the nation's foremost signals-intelligence (SIGINT) collection department.

Once compartmentalized to avoid injuring private citizens caught up in the net of the Black Widow (as we all are already) and her technological successors, the NSA was suddenly handed greater latitude in what it could share with other, perhaps more politicized bodies of the intelligence community. Why?

Let's call the roster of the bad guys:

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch signed the new rules, permitting the N.S.A. to disseminate “raw signals intelligence information,” on Jan. 3, after the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., signed them on Dec. 15, according to a 23-page, largely declassified copy of the procedures.

Previously, the N.S.A. filtered information before sharing intercepted communications with another agency, like the C.I.A. or the intelligence branches of the F.B.I. and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The N.S.A.’s analysts passed on only information they deemed pertinent, screening out the identities of innocent people and irrelevant personal information.

Now, other intelligence agencies will be able to search directly through raw repositories of communications intercepted by the N.S.A. and then apply such rules for “minimizing” privacy intrusions.

“This is not expanding the substantive ability of law enforcement to get access to signals intelligence,” said Robert S. Litt, the general counsel to Mr. Clapper. “It is simply widening the aperture for a larger number of analysts, who will be bound by the existing rules.”

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https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/02/15/surprise-at-the-end-obama-administration-gave-nsa-broad-new-powers/

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After Trump Repeals Obamacare Mandate, IRS Won't Enforce Mandated Health Insurance Question

Related: >>>/goodnews/143

How much difference does a single line on a tax form make? For Obamacare's individual mandate, the answer might be quite a lot.

Following President Donald Trump's executive order instructing agencies to provide relief from the health law, the Internal Revenue Service appears to be taking a more lax approach to the coverage requirement.

The health law's individual mandate requires everyone to either maintain qualifying health coverage or pay a tax penalty, known as a "shared responsibility payment." The IRS was set to require filers to indicate whether they had maintained coverage in 2016 or paid the penalty by filling out line 61 on their form 1040s. Alternatively, they could claim exemption from the mandate by filing a form 8965.

For most filers, filling out line 61 would be mandatory. The IRS would not accept 1040s unless the coverage box was checked, or the shared responsibility payment noted, or the exemption form included. Otherwise they would be labeled "silent returns" and rejected.

Instead, however, filling out that line will be optional.

Earlier this month, the IRS quietly altered its rules to allow the submission of 1040s with nothing on line 61. The IRS says it still maintains the option to follow up with those who elect not to indicate their coverage status, although it's not clear what circumstances might trigger a follow up.

But what would have been a mandatory disclosure will instead be voluntary. Silent returns will no longer be automatically rejected. The change is a direct result of the executive order President Donald Trump issued in January directing the government to provide relief from Obamacare to individuals and insurers, within the boundaries of the law.

"The recent executive order directed federal agencies to exercise authority and discretion available to them to reduce potential burden," the IRS said in a statement to Reason. "Consistent with that, the IRS has decided to make changes that would continue to allow electronic and paper returns to be accepted for processing in instances where a taxpayer doesn't indicate their coverage status."

The tax agency says the change will reduce the health law's strain on taxpayers. "Processing silent returns means that taxpayer returns are not systemically rejected, allowing them to be processed and minimizing burden on taxpayers, including those expecting a refund," the IRS statement said.

The change may seem minor. But it makes it clear that following Trump's executive order, the agency's trajectory is towards a less strict enforcement process.

Although the new policy leaves Obamacare's individual mandate on the books, it may make it easier for individuals to go without coverage while avoiding the penalty. Essentially, if not explicitly, it is a weakening of the mandate enforcement mechanism.

"It's hard to enforce something without information," says Ryan Ellis, a Senior Fellow at the Conservative Reform Network.

"The mandate can only be weakened by Congress," says Ellis. "This is a change to how the IRS is choosing to enforce it. They will count on voluntary disclosure of non-coverage rather than asking themselves."

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http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/14/irs-blow-to-obamacare-individual-mandate

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California Governor Spends $25 Billion Per Year On Illegals, Officials Warned Dam Failing 12 Years A

California Governor Spends $25 Billion Per Year On Illegals, Officials Warned Dam Failing 12 Years Ago

RELATED: >>>/realnews/1949 (http://archive.is/I0Qxk)

According to a report from the Washington Times, California Governor Jerry Brown has been spending $25 billion a year supporting illegal immigrants while neglecting the failing Oroville dam.

From The Washington Times:

“The flood danger from the Oroville Dam receded Monday, but California was hit by a wave of criticism for failing to heed warnings about risks to the spillway at a time when the state spent generously on illegal immigrants and high-speed rail.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, came under fire amid reports that federal and state officials for years rebuffed or ignored calls to fortify the massive 50-year-old dam, which provides water to more than 20 million farmers and residential consumers.

“What’s Governor Brown doing?” former state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican, asked in a Monday post on Facebook. “The same thing he’s been doing for decades — obstructing progress.”

A radio talk show host, Mr. Donnelly said California “has been so busy defying President Donald Trump in order to protect illegal aliens from deportation that it forgot to do the things government is supposed to do, like maintain infrastructure. Governor Brown is now going hat-in-hand to beg the Trump administration for emergency funds.”

Despite California’s utter hatred for President Trump they sure do expect a lot from him. When President Trump said $1 trillion needed to be spent on the nation’s infrastructure Governor Brown responded by submitting a $100 billion wishlist for projects in California.

In the $100 billion request submitted by Governor Brown there was not a single mention of the Oroville dam. Governor Brown had absolutely no plans to fix it despite warnings that the dam was in serious need of repair for nearly 12 years according to Mercury News.

From the Mercury News:

“More than a decade ago, federal and state officials and some of California’s largest water agencies rejected concerns that the massive earthen spillway at Oroville Dam — at risk of collapse Sunday night and prompting the evacuation of 185,000 people — could erode during heavy winter rains and cause a catastrophe…

…“A loss of crest control could not only cause additional damage to project lands and facilities but also cause damages and threaten lives in the protected floodplain downstream,” the groups wrote.

CNBC reports though that Governor Brown feels entitled to at least 12 percent of the $1 trillion that Trump called for in infrastructure spending.

From CNBC:

“Brown also said he will push for California to get its share of the $1 trillion in money Trump wants to spend nationally on infrastructure projects.

“I fully embrace and will strive to make sure that California gets 12 percent,” the governor said, pointing out that’s roughly California’s share of the U.S. population. “We have certainly $120 billion that we can spend it on wisely.”

http://archive.is/nwKfv

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/california-governor-spends-25-billion-per-year-illegals-officials-warned-dam-failing-12-years-ago/

http://web.archive.org/web/20170215054514/http://8ch.net/realnews/res/1949.html

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London safe house call for male domestic abuse victims

Campaigners have called for London to have its first safe house for male victims of domestic abuse.

Met Police figures show reports of male domestic abuse grew from 9,245 in 2012 to 16,681 in 2015 - an 80% increase.

Despite this, there is no safe house men can go to and the only support that can be offered is advice.

In England and Wales, there are 18 areas that provide refuges for men as well as women.

The closest refuges for men to London are based in Leicester, Poole and Worcestershire.

Ippo Panteloudakis, operations director for domestic violence charity Respect, said on average there had been a 15% increase each year in the number of calls to its Men's Advice Line.

In London it receives 3,000 calls each year, a fifth of all its calls nationally.

http://archive.is/Sv1gU

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FBI: Mass Arrests Made In Sex Trafficking Sting In Detroit

The FBI has arrested 16 people connected to a sex trafficking operation during a sting at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

FBI and local police officers from a dozen agencies targeted human sex traffickers during the show, a time which the FBI say they find a 150 percent increase in people posting online solicitation messages on escort websites.

CBS Detroit reports: http://archive.is/biSTu

FBI Detroit spokesman Tim Wiley told WWJ’s Zahra Huber that 16 people were arrested, four pimps were identified and two children were recovered.

“There was a large influx of people coming into our area and so with that, we do see a trend of increased human trafficking that takes place,” Wiley said.

Wiley says there were 14 potential victims identified through the sting.

Federal agents say many of the females being trafficked during the auto show were minors.

Police also identified five adult victims, while two young teens were recovered from sex trafficking rings.

Wiley says an increase in opioid abuse plays a big role in human trafficking.

“Some of those pimps in the past may have had to use a lot of force or coercion to get someone to get involved in this human trafficking,” Wiley said.

“Now — not so much — it might just be a drug addition. It might be something that was involved more in an online situation as well with all of the sexstortion and different types of opportunities people take.”

http://archive.is/UOP6Z

http://yournewswire.com/fbi-sex-trafficking-sting-detroit/

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Chilean Execs and Ambassador to Taiwan murdered

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In a violent show of aggression, local tribes have destroyed and ambushed a convoy of vehicles harboring two senior executives of top Chilean corporations, and an ambassador to the country.

Taiwanese embassies did not give an official statement on the ambassador, however the President of Taiwan did give their condolences and a personal statement.

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FBI Raids Massive Pedo Ring At US Adoption Agency

The FBI has uncovered a massive pedophile ring after conducting a raid at an international adoption agency in Ohio.

The raid on a Strongsville international adoption agency took place on Tuesday morning just months after the State Department barred the adoption agency from providing intercountry adoption services following a previous investigation into abuse.

Wkyc.com reports: http://archive.is/MesQz

The FBI has confirmed to Channel 3 News that they executed a raid on a Strongsville international adoption agency Tuesday morning.

Back in December the U.S. Department of State debarred European Adoption Consultants (EAC) from continued operation citing “a pattern of serious, willful, or grossly negligent failure to comply” with standards for international adoption.

On Tuesday the FBI raided their offices and the home of its founder – but they wouldn’t elaborate on the nature of the raid other than to say they were “executing a warrant.”

Among the allegations by the state department, the EAC “…failed to adequately supervise…preventing the sale, abduction, exploitation, or trafficking of children.”

And that they failed safety procedures that prevent “…solicitation of bribes; Fraudulently obtaining birth parent consent…” to get the children here.

The organization posted on their website in December: “Despite the fact that we disagree with many, if not most, of the statement and are considering the option of appeal, we still have to make a plan of transfer of all cases by the end of this month.”

The organization can no longer transact any adoptions, which, they indicate left several families in limbo.

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http://yournewswire.com/fbi-pedo-ring-adoption-agency/

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680 Illegals Captured In Homeland Security Raid, Over 500 With Huge Criminal Rap Sheets

RELATED: >>>/rn/96

President Donald Trump has made it a point to go after illegals that are living in the country. Ever since his proclamation to build the wall to keep illegal immigrants out of the country, Trump has promised a crackdown on illegal immigrants currently in the country.

Democrats were horrified as Trump said that he would target violent illegals that are in the country and have them deported. Their bleeding hearts are incapable of understanding that these people shouldn’t be in the country anyways. Add in the fact that they are violent and it’s a bigger reason to get rid of them.

Still, Democrats continue to be horrified at what Trump wants to do. They either don’t understand that it is for the safety of the American citizens, or they are too stupid to realize that. They’re going to be distraught when they hear that immigration raids have already begun to net results.

This past week, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency oversaw a series of enforcement operations throughout the country. In it, they were targeting illegal immigrants that had criminal records, and others that had violated the immigration laws of the country.

This includes people that had been previously deported and came back in the country anyways. It also included illegals that were ordered to be deported by federal immigration judges. In other words, these are people that were literally ordered out of the country. They don’t deserve to be here.

These operations also targeted illegals that were part of gangs and known public safety threats. Everyone can agree that if someone is going to represent a danger to others, then they shouldn’t be allowed in the country. Everyone can agree on that except for Democrats as they continue to believe that illegals shouldn’t be deported.

As stated above, these raids were conducted across the country in some of the biggest cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and New York City to name a few. These raids resulted in 680 people being arrested. Remember, these are people that pose public safety threats or threaten the immigration system.

Here is where the statistics get interesting. Of those 680 people that were arrested, reports show that about 75 percent were criminal illegals. Simple math shows that over 500 people had criminal records, more than just the fact that they were illegals.

The crimes include (but not limited to), homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, and many more that are disturbing to think about. Also included were drug trafficking, battery, assault and weapons charges.

http://archive.is/9i4N7

https://conservativedailypost.com/just-680-illegals-captured-homeland-security-raid-500-huge-criminal-rap-sheets/

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Civil War 2.0 On? Former NSA Analyst Declares War Against The White House, Trump Administration

"Now we go nuclear"

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https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/831921058768896000

According to former NSA analyst John Schindler, elements of the intelligence community have gone “nuclear” against President Donald Trump and are now vowing “he will die in jail”.

Schindler, a former professor at the Naval War College, is known to be provocative with his tweets, but what he revealed earlier today is still raising eyebrows.

Schindler was asked by another Twitter user, “What do you think is going on inside NatSec right now after Trump’s “intelligence” tweet this morning?”

That was a reference to Trump tweeting that information was being illegally leaked by members of the CIA and NSA to the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Schindler responded, “Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels. Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: “He will die in jail.”

Schindler clearly sides with whoever his contacts are within the intel community, given that he also tweeted, “US intelligence is not the problem here. The President’s collusion with Russian intelligence is. Many details, but the essence is simple.”

The former NSA analyst then speculated that a Trump supporter would show up at an intelligence center armed and try to carry out a terror attack in retribution before being gunned down.

Trump’s war with politicized elements of the intelligence community escalated after Democrat Chuck Schumer accused the President of “being really dumb” by taking them on back in early January.

“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

http://archive.is/Ff9Se

http://www.infowars.com/former-nsa-analyst-intel-community-wants-trump-to-die-in-jail/

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ICE Officials Given Full Authority To Deport Illegals, Now Have Zero Right To Legal Representation

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ICE Officials Given Full Authority To Deport Illegal Voters, Illegals Entering US Now Have Zero Right To Legal Representation

It has been a tireless first three weeks for the Trump Administration; the president’s team continues to be hit from all sides, including federal judges who seek to disrupt the new status quo.

But that streak has just ended. Vessel News reports that the 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Chicago has now ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, as well as local law enforcement, now have the legal ability to deport illegal voters.

The ruling centered around the case of a “dreamer” who was caught in 2012 of breaking into the United States. He was safely returned to his home country the very next day. The whole affair came about while the court was addressing the bigger issue of Donald Trump’s travel ban from terrorist-sponsoring nations, as well as his dealings with the refugee crisis. The issue of the Fifth Amendment in regards to those who are not legal citizens came up in terms of those caught illegally entering the country.

While the ruling will stand for all of America, it comes at the dismay of a Peruvian woman who voted illegally during multiple elections. She will face deportation for her crimes.

While WikiLeaks confirmed that John Podesta (former chairman of Hillary’s 2016 campaign, Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton, and Counselor to Barack Obama) condoned massive voter ID fraud in support of the Democratic Party, the President and his closest aides haven’t yet released their promised evidence.

There is a saying that even a blind squirrel finds a nut from time to time. Another popular way of saying close to the same thing is that even a broken wall clock is right twice a day. There will surely be even more such sayings being created now that the blind squirrels that make up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals have chosen now as the time to finally come out with a ruling that helps the American people. This court has ruled that those who have been apprehended entering the country illegally have no legal right to representation. It seems as if the word “illegal” means something, after all.

The Democrats are going to have an absolute conniption fit as if the court had just ruled that it is now permissible to harm, torture, or otherwise abuse these “undocumented” people, but when it happens just remember that it is not true. This ruling is not saying that they have no human rights, a common and purposeful confusion often employed by the left, simply that they have no legal right to an attorney.

This means that the American taxpayer is no longer going to have to foot the bill for the legal costs that pile up higher than the coming “Trump Wall.”

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From Wall Street Journal: archive.is/LiQEq

Immigrants who are caught entering the U.S. illegally have no right to legal representation, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled on Tuesday.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the deportation of a Mexican immigrant who was arrested while crossing into the U.S. in 2012 and returned to his country the following day.

The ruling, from a three-judge panel, came hours before a different Ninth Circuit panel was set to consider an executive order by President Donald Trump that temporary suspended travel from seven countries and halted the admission of refugees.

The ruling Tuesday dealt with whether immigrants caught entering the U.S. illegally have due process rights to legal counsel under the Fifth Amendment, an issue separate from those raised in the executive-order challenge.

Under a 1996 federal law, Customs and Border Protection officers can use a process called “expedited removal” to swiftly deport immigrants who are caught within 100 miles of the border without valid entry documents and who have been in the U.S. fewer than 14 days.

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Intelligence Committee Chair To Jail Flynn Leakers, Investigate Wiretaps

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) won’t be wasting the taxpayers’ time or money investigating the non-issue of General Michael Flynn’s contact and conversations with Russian representatives, something he is surely not the first National Security Adviser to engage in prior to his assuming his official duties. He cited executive privilege in his explanation.

He will instead be directing his efforts into investigating the source of the leaks that led to General Flynn’s resignation.

The story, which was first reported by the Washington Post, detailed the conversation, with the New York Times noting that it was based upon information obtained in a wiretap of the Russian diplomat.

The Washington Post cited nine anonymous current and former officials “who were in senior positions at multiple agencies” and who “had access to reports from U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies that routinely monitor the communications of Russian diplomats.”

Nunes intends to pursue those responsible for the leaks, saying on Tuesday, “That’s nine leakers that all belong in jail. Those nine people broke the law, clearly, by leaking classified information to anybody.”

Not only are those nine headed to jail if Nunes can figure out who they are, he also wants an explanation for why US intelligence agencies were wiretapping General Flynn’s calls, which may also have been illegal.

He says the only ways that intelligence agencies can legally eavesdrop on an American’s phone call are either after obtaining a warrant or inadvertently, as was the case with General Flynn when he was speaking with a foreign official, the Russian Ambassador, who was the subject of the wiretap.

According to Rep Nunes, “It’s pretty clear that’s not the case. I’m pretty sure the FBI didn’t have a warrant on Michael Flynn … To listen to an American’s phone call you would have to go to a court, there’d be all that paperwork there. So I’m guessing that doesn’t exist.”

Nunes also says there is supposed to be a process in place for masking General Flynn’s identity when speaking to a foreign official. He said, “Unless it’s a high-level national security issue, and then someone would have to unmask the name, someone at the highest levels, they’d have to unmask that name,”

He added, “It’s a very high threshold to unmask an American citizen’s name, that’s a very high threshold, almost unprecedented. And if you were going to unmask it, it seems like you would immediately go get a warrant. If they did that, how does all that get out to the public which is another leak of classified information. Whoever did it, it’s illegal.”

http://archive.is/D4DMe

http://rickwells.us/intelligence-committee-chair-jail-flynn-leakers-investigate-wiretaps/

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TSA Employees Arrested for Cocaine Smuggling Operation in Puerto Rico

A dozen airport and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a massive cocaine smuggling operation in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

The defendants are accused of helping smuggle approximately 20 tons of cocaine through Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport over the course of 18 years, from 1998 to 2016.

The investigation was initiated by the TSA as part of an ongoing effort to target employee misconduct and reduce insider threats.

The operation allegedly involved employees smuggling suitcases through TSA checkpoints at the airport and onto flights, with as many as five mules on some flights and with each mule checking two suitcases in some cases.

Six current and former TSA screening officers have been indicted in the case for their alleged role in smuggling cocaine through X-ray machines and onto airplanes without detection.

An Airport Aviation Services worker, who was a baggage handler and ramp employee, is charged with paying TSA employees to clear the suitcases stuffed with cocaine; taking the suitcases to their designated flights; and giving a drug trafficking organization member the “all clear” for mules to board the plane.

“These individuals were involved in a conspiracy to traffic massive quantities of illegal narcotics to the continental United States,” Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, said in a statement. “These arrests demonstrate the success of the AirTAT initiative, which has successfully allocated a dedicated group of state and federal law enforcement officers, whose mission is to ensure that our airports are not used in the drug traffickers’ illicit businesses.”

The Drug Enforcement Agency is in charge of the investigation, in collaboration with the FBI, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Marshals and Puerto Rican police.

The TSA has dealt with a number of high-profile security lapses at airports in recent years, including a gun-smuggling operation uncovered at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2015.

http://archive.is/OyfMJ

http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/319246-tsa-employees-arrested-for-cocaine-smuggling-operation-in-puerto-rico

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Magic Girlfriend Stolen, Local Anon Raped by CIA

Tragedy reared its head again recently when a local anon came forward about brutal torture and rape by the CIA's mind control division. Multiple rape and programming sessions have left this Anon a bitter, vengeful husk of a human being bent on revenge against those who have wronged him. Large scale CP and arson attacks are imminent if Anon's impassioned pleas for reparations are ignored, sources claim.

Victims also include one Magic Girlfriend, who was presented to this Anon in a dream and is owed to him by the government, as well as 40+ friends who may or may not have been killed, but were part of a large scale mental poisoning plot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_girlfriend

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Liberals Turn Into The Tea Party They Once Hated, Refusing To Pay Income Taxes

Note: when conservatives dare to do this, they get arrested by the IRS and locked up. Will we see the same enforcement for liberals or more double standards and hypocrisy?

Andrew Newman always pays his taxes, even if he hates what the government is doing with them. But not this year. For him, Donald Trump is the dealbreaker. He’ll pay his city and state taxes but will refuse to pay federal income tax as a cry of civil disobedience against the president and his new administration.

Newman is not alone. A nascent movement has been detected to revive the popularity of tax resistance – last seen en masse in America during the Vietnam war but which has been, sporadically, a tradition in the US and beyond going back many centuries.

“My tax money will be going towards putting up a wall on the Mexican border instead of helping sick people. It will contribute to the destruction of the environment and maybe more nuclear weapons. I think there will be a redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the wealthy elite and Trump’s campaign for the working man and woman was an absolute fraud. If you pay taxes you are implicated in the system,” said Newman, an associate professor of English and history at Stony Brook University on Long Island, part of the State University of New York.

“The government wants our money and if a lot of people were thinking about this kind of peaceful protest, it would get their attention,” he added.

Newman, 48, regrets that his 2016 taxes have already been automatically taken out of his paycheck. He intends to write to the government accusing the Trump administration of a planned misuse of those public funds. Then he will change his 2017 arrangements so that he will get a bill from the Internal Revenue Service, instead, and will refuse to pay it, donating the money to causes he deems more socially responsible.

He will be following the example of one of his heroes, Henry David Thoreau, who refused to pay tax that would fund wars and slavery and was jailed for it in 1846, and whose famous essay, Civil Disobedience, Newman often reads to his students. Martin Luther King Jr was a huge admirer or Thoreau’s argument about civil disobedience, and Mahatma Gandhi led salt tax protests and resistance that helped spur independence for India.

“I’ve been discussing this with friends and colleagues and they are extremely interested,” he said. “People are very responsive but they also say ‘I don’t want to go to jail.’”

He is far more likely simply to be fined and charged interest on the unpaid taxes by the IRS.

http://archive.is/VDXvk

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/15/tax-refusing-pay-protest-trump

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Thousands of bats drop dead from trees in Austria heatwave

Thousands of bats have dropped dead in the heat, falling from the trees as scorching summer conditions blasted south-eastern Australia over the weekend.

Among the worst affected areas are around Casino in northern NSW and Singleton in the upper Hunter, where residents and council workers say thousands of bat carcases have been discovered scattered on the ground in parks and along riverbanks.

Yet more dead bats remain clinging in tree canopies, and are expected to fall to the ground as they start to decompose over the coming week, Richmond Valley Council general manager Vaughan Macdonald said.

Mr Macdonald said it became clear about 3pm on Sunday that the bat colonies were in distress, as the mercury hovered around 46 degrees in the region.

South-eastern Australia was the hottest place on the planet on the weekend, with Ivanhoe Airport recording a maximum of 47.6 degrees and claiming the title of global hotspot.

"Once it gets beyond about 42 degrees, the bats start to struggle with the heat, they're not able to cope with it," Mr Macdonald said.

"What happens is they literally fall out of the trees onto the ground because they're just dehydrated and they've lost all energy."

He said WIRES and the Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers representatives gathered in Casino and attempted to rehydrate some of the bats, also known as flying foxes, as they fell to the ground, while Rural Fire Service crews also sprayed water into the trees

http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/4467063/thousands-of-bats-drop-dead-from-trees-in-nsw-heatwave/?cs=31

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Trump offers national security adviser post to Vice Admiral Harward

The Trump administration has offered the job of White House national security adviser, vacated by former U.S. intelligence official Michael Flynn, to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, said two U.S. officials familiar with the matter on Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear if Harward, a former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command who has Navy SEAL combat experience, had accepted the offer, according to sources.

A White House spokesperson had no immediate comment.

Flynn resigned on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before President Donald Trump took office.

Losing his national security adviser so soon after taking office is an embarrassment for the new Republican president, who has made national security a top priority.

Harward, a Rhode Island native who went to school in Tehran before the Shah was toppled in 1979, did a tour on the National Security Council under former Republican President George W. Bush, working on counterterrorism. He also has combat experience on SEAL teams and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Harward now works as an executive for defense contractor Lockheed Martin (LMT.N), with responsibility for its business in the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East.

https://archive.is/h1Vcb

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-harward-idUSKBN15U29C

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Good! President Trump Has a Law That Will Allow Him to Bypass the 9th Circuit

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Section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act allows President Trump to refuse visas to any country he deems “uncooperative.”

In your FACE 9th Circus!

From The Washington Times: http://archive.is/TCTfF

Even if President Trump can’t convince the courts to approve his extreme vetting executive order, he may have another tool at his disposal that would allow him to strip visas from some of the seven countries he’s trying to target, crackdown supporters say.

A federal law says the government can stop issuing visas to countries that are deemed “uncooperative” because they refuse to take back their citizens when the U.S. tries to deport them. At least five of the seven countries Mr. Trump is targeting — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Sudan — are already on that list, according to new data obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute.

All Mr. Trump would have to do is have his Homeland Security Department secretary issue an official notification about those countries, and the State Department would immediately halt visas, IRLA says.

“Each of these countries either cannot or are unwilling to take back their citizens, all of whom have either violated our immigration laws or committed crimes against our own. For that reason alone, the Trump administration can and should put a complete halt to their visa privileges. In fact, the law requires it,” said Ian Smith, investigative associate at the IRLA.

Both the Bush and Obama administrations have used the tool before, but never on more than one country, and not as part of a crackdown on potential terrorism.

http://archive.is/L1w6s

http://truthfeed.com/just-in-president-trump-has-a-law-that-will-allow-him-to-bypass-the-9th-circuit/52070/

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BIG WIN! TRUMP JUST GOT JUSTIN TRUDEAU TO DO SOMETHING FOR AMERICA OBAMA NEVER COULD

BIG WIN! TRUMP JUST GOT JUSTIN TRUDEAU TO DO SOMETHING FOR AMERICA OBAMA NEVER COULD

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdHHTHHvsRU

Download: http://www44.zippyshare.com/v/JRsaGmwd/file.html

President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would be "tweaking" its trade relationship with Canada, stopping short of calling for a major realignment in a development likely to please visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trump has pledged to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA) linking the economies of the United States, Mexico and Canada to make the terms more favorable to Americans.

At a joint news conference with Trudeau after White House talks, Trump said his biggest concern with NAFTA was the U.S. trade relationship with Mexico, which he has frequently accused of stealing American jobs.

"We have a very outstanding trade relationship with Canada. We'll be tweaking it," Trump said.

"It's a much less severe situation than what's taking place on the southern border. On the southern border, for many, many years the transaction was not fair to the United States," he said.

Trump said the United States and Canada were stronger when they joined forces in matters of international commerce, and both countries benefited from having more jobs and trade in North America.

"We should coordinate closely - and we will coordinate closely - to protect jobs in our hemisphere and keep wealth on our continent, and to keep everyone safe," Trump said.

Trudeau carefully steered around questions about the Canadian trade relationship with the United States in what was his first meeting with the new president. He said he expected each country to always remain each other's most essential partner.

http://archive.is/5Oz65

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-canada-idUSKBN15S14S

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Brazil Government Completely Strips Press Of Their Freedom

Brazilian President Michel Temer has announced a major crackdown on the freedom of the press in Brazil – forcing two of the nations largest newspapers to delete articles deemed embarrassing to the government.

Brazilian newspapers Folha de S.Paulo and O Globo were forced to delete a news article about President Michel Temer, his wife, Marcela, and a Brazilian judge over a story about he attempted blackmail of the first lady and president by a hacker who cloned her iPhone last April.

Theintercept.com reports: http://archive.is/wvimF

The hacker, Silvonei Jose de Jesus Souza, was sentenced to five years and 11 months in prison for the attempted blackmail, after he demanded that Marcela pay him R$ 300,000 (US$ 90,000) to avoid disclosure of the materials. He was also convicted of having used his access to her iPhone to defraud her brother out of a R$ 15,000 (US$ 4,500) payment.

On Friday, Folha published an article describing some of the blackmail messages sent by the hacker to the first lady via WhatsApp. The newspaper explained that the hacker warned that the materials, if disclosed, would severely harm the reputation of President Temer — would “drag his name through the mud” — as they would show that he has engaged in lowly and perhaps even illegal conduct. The paper also included several of the WhatsApp text messages sent by the hacker.

Both President Temer and his wife deny that the hacked material reveals any wrongdoing. But on Friday, 11 minutes after Folha published its article, the president dispatched his lawyers to request, in the name of his wife, a judicial order requiring the newspapers to remove their reports and refrain from publishing any future materials about the contents of these conversations. The court not only issued the censorship order but imposed a fine of R$ 50,000 per day (US$ 15,000) in the event of noncompliance.

Early this morning, Folha published an article explaining that it had just been served with that judicial order. The headline read: “Upon request of the president’s office, judge censors Folha’s reporting on the extortion of Marcela Temer.” It quoted the court as ruling in defense of “the inviolability of the intimacy” of the first lady. As a result, Folha deleted its own news report from the internet and replaced it with its report about the censorship order. O Globo has now done the same.

What makes this episode particularly bizarre is that there are no sensitive materials among what Folha published or reported. Although there had been suggestions that the hacker had obtained intimate photographs of Marcela from her phone, nothing in the Folha article described or revealed any of those.

To the contrary, everything Folha published and described was part of the public record of the prosecution of the hacker. Indeed, in its article reporting on the censorship, Folha explained that any lawyer, or anyone else who subscribes to the court’s website, could access the material that the court required the paper to suppress.

This case and the underlying material are plainly in the public interest. While Temer and his wife deny that they reveal any wrongdoing on their part, there was a criminal prosecution over these allegations that led to someone’s lengthy imprisonment. Allegations that the president of the country engaged in particularly illegal or otherwise unethical conduct should be resolved by an examination of the evidence, not by censorship of newspapers.

At a press conference today, President Temer denied that he had sought any sort of “censorship.” But he offered little rationale for this claim, and indeed, the case presents classic censorship of the most dangerous type: suppression of news reporting to protect the most powerful official in the country.

As a result, The Intercept is publishing selected materials underlying this case that were obtained from the public records. These are the same records that the court ordered Folha and O Globo (but nobody else) to refrain from publishing. We will continue to examine the rest of the materials to see what should be published in the public interest.

We do not do this out of affection for Folha or Globo. Both of those news outlets themselves regularly attack the press freedoms of other outlets. Indeed, the association they control has filed a lawsuit seeking to deny press freedom to outlets like the BBC Brasil, El Pais Brasil, BuzzFeed Brasil, and The Intercept, by urging courts to rule that we are not permitted to report in Brazil. And, ironically, both media outlets agitated for the impeachment of the democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff, which is what empowered Temer in the first place.

http://archive.is/52cWU

http://yournewswire.com/brazil-press-freedom/

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Tennis: Germans outraged as U.S. plays Nazi version of anthem

German tennis has responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association (USTA) made the embarrassing error of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany's national anthem during a Fed Cup tie in Hawaii.

The version played included the first stanza, beginning "Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles, uber alles in der Welt" which was used as Nazi propaganda.

It translates as "Germany, Germany, above all, above all in the world" and was dropped after World War Two because of its association with Adolf Hitler

But Deutschlandlied, written in 1841, is still listed as the official national anthem, with only the third verse now being sung.

Unfortunately, the male soloist on the Hawaiian island of Maui somehow sung the wrong version.

"I thought it was the epitome of ignorance, and I've never felt more disrespected in my whole life, let alone in Fed Cup," Germany's Andrea Petkovic said, adding that she considered walking off court before the singles match against Alison Riske.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-12/germans-outraged-after-us-tennis-association-plays-nazi-anthem

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Labour now third most popular party among working class voters, poll reveals

Labour is now the third most popular party among working class voters, a new poll has revealed, as the party faces a close-run battle with Ukip to hold on to one of its key seats in the north.

Research undertaken by YouGov found that Labour ranks behind Ukip and the Conservatives among lower-income voters for what could be the first time in the party's history.

It came as one of Jeremy Corbyn's closest allies called Ukip voters in Stoke "toe-rags … who nick your bike" ahead of a by-election vote later this month.

Voters in the Labour-held seat will go to the polls on 23 February after Tristram Hunt stepped down, but the party fears it may lose the key area to Ukip and even election co-ordinator Ian Lavery sought to play down expectations over the weekend.

In damning footage Paul Mason, one of the Labour leader's closest allies, laid into working class voters, the very people Labour is hoping to win over.

He was filmed telling an audience in Hackney, London: “They’re not working class Tories… most of the UKIP people are either people who haven’t voted or have flipped in a radical way from Labour. They are toe-rags, basically. They are the bloke who nicks your bike.

“No, seriously, that’s who it is, it’s the bloke who does all the anti-social things.“

He was speaking specifically about voters in Stoke, according to reports from the event.

Commenting on the remarks Ukip's media spokesman said: "Paul Mason has lifted the lid on what the radical left think about long time Labour voters who have lost faith with that party and moved across to UKIP.

"He thinks they are “toe-rags”, presumably for feeling a sense of patriotism, for feeling concerned about open door immigration and for supporting Brexit. “Any voters who care about these issues but were pondering whether to still vote Labour have their answer:

"Mr Mason and the radical metropolitan left think they are scum. We in UKIP understand and share their concerns and will always treat them with respect.”

It comes amid dire polling for Labour which shows the party trailing the Conservatives by almost 20 percentage points on its equal lowest level since Mr Corbyn became party leader.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/13/labour-now-third-popular-party-among-working-class-voters-poll/

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Americans Still Paying Record Amount of Taxes In Early 2017

The U.S. Treasury hauled in a record of approximately $1,084,840,000,000 in tax revenues in the first four months of fiscal 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 through Jan. 31, 2017), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

That is up about $5,616,000,000 in constant 2016 dollars from the approximately $1,079,224,000,000 in constant 2016 dollars that the Treasury collected in the first four months of fiscal 2016.

Tax revenues from previous years, as reported in the Monthly Treasury Statement for January of each year, were adjusted to 2016 dollars using the Bureau of Labor Statistics Inflation Calculator.

Despite collecting a record $1,084,840,000,000 in tax revenues in the first four months of this fiscal year, the federal government turned around and spent $1,241,780,000,000 in those same four months—and ended up running a deficit of $156,939,000,000.

In January alone, the Treasury collected approximately $344,069,000,000 in tax revenues.

The largest portion of the $1,084,840,000,000 in federal tax revenues in the first four months of this fiscal year came from the individual income tax, which yielded approximately $550,068,000,000.

The second largest portion came from Social Security and other payroll taxes, which brought in approximately $361,887,000,000.

The income taxes collected from corporations in the United States in the first four months of the fiscal year ($84,877,000,000) amounted to more than 7 times as much as the customs duties collected on foreign imports brought into the country ($11,779,000,000).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 152,081,000 people employed in the United States in January. That means that the record $1,084,840,000,000 in taxes the federal government collected in the first four months of the fiscal year equaled about $7,133 per worker.

http://archive.is/OMnxv

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/1084840000000-taxes-set-record-through-january-feds-still-run-deficit

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Trump's Approval Rating Is On The Rise, Despite All The Media's Lies

According to a new poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, 52 percent of voters approve of the job Trump has done in the near month he’s been president, while 48 percent disapprove. The same poll revealed that 79 percent of Republicans like Trump’s performance and 72 percent of Democrats disapprove. (RELATED: New Poll Shows President Trump’s Approval Rating Is Closing In On 50 Percent)

The poll — which surveyed an estimated 500 people — also found that 45 percent of voters believe the country is “headed in the right direction.”

The results from the Rasmussen poll are a stark contrast to the latest Gallup poll, which claimed only 40 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s performance.

Trump has meetings with two foreign leaders scheduled this week — Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, Monday and Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, on Wednesday.

http://archive.is/EeoNZ

http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/14/new-poll-shows-president-trumps-approval-rating-is-over-50-percent/

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Oroville Dam Emergency Demonstrates How Incompetent and Corrupt Bureaucrats Really Are!

Oroville Dam Emergency Demonstrates How Incompetent and Corrupt Bureaucrats Really Are!

http://archive.is/qlBRI

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-13-oroville-dam-emergency-demonstrates-how-incompetent-bureaucrats-are-marching-california-into-catastrophic-collapse.html

The Oroville dam in central California is on the verge of failing, and an emergency order issued by the Butte County Sheriff’s Department ordered an evacuation yesterday. The order affected at least 188,000 people, and when they all tried to evacuate at the same time, something happened that should alarm anyone living in a high population density area: The traffic jammed up the highways for hours, proving that people living below the dam’s massive wall — it’s the tallest dam in America — have no practical means of escape in an emergency.

“The erosion at the head of the emergency spillway threatens to undermine the concrete weir and allow large, uncontrolled releases of water from Lake Oroville,” reports a local CBS News affiliate.

But another large storm is in the forecast, and it could dump tens of millions of gallons of additional water into the reservoir held back by the dam. “A new storm system forecast for later this week put water officials on a race against time,” reports the LA Times. “The biggest concern was that a hillside that keeps water in Lake Oroville — California’s second largest reservoir — would suddenly crumble Sunday afternoon, threatening the lives of thousands of people by flooding communities downstream.”

“Panicked and angry residents sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic hours after the evacuation order was given…”

According to a local CBS story, “Panicked and angry residents sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic hours after the evacuation order was given.”

Even more, the gridlock meant supplies couldn’t be brought to residents, either. Also from CBS News:

A Red Cross spokeswoman said more than 500 people were at an evacuation center in Chico, California. The shelter had run out of blankets and cots, and a semi-tractor trailer with 1,000 more cots was stuck in the gridlock of traffic fleeing the potential flooding, said Red Cross shelter manager Pam Deditch.

If you’ll notice, California’s incompetent government is actually making the argument for personal preparedness. And if you don’t have a bugout plan to escape high density population centers, you’ll not really prepared at all.

Incompetent California government can force children to get vaccinated, but can’t keep the dams from collapsing.

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Toronto BLM cofounder: White people are "defects"

TORONTO - A co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto argued that white people are “recessive genetic defects” and purportedly mused about how the race could be “wiped out,” according to a post on what appears to be her Facebook page.

Yusra Khogali has faced increased scrutiny over the past year after BLM Toronto gained political influence following their disruption of the Toronto Pride parade and confrontations with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

On Friday, Toronto Police announced they would not participate in this year’s upcoming parade. This has been a longstanding demand of BLM TO and one that the board of Pride Toronto recently backed in a controversial vote.

Khogali has a track record of inflammatory, divisive rhetoric.

Only last week during a protest in front of the US consulate Khogali shouted into a microphone that “Justin Trudeau is a white supremacist terrorist” and urged the crowd to “rise up and fight back.”

“Look at us, we have the numbers,” she said.

She also faced controversy in the news for a tweet posted a year ago stating: “Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today.”

While these remarks alarmed many Canadians, they pale in comparison to a statement numerous sources forwarded to the Sun that Khogali appears to have posted on Facebook in late 2015.

“Whiteness is not humxness,” the statement begins. “infact, white skin is sub-humxn.” The post goes on to present a genetics-based argument centred on melanin and enzyme.

“White ppl are recessive genetic defects. this is factual,” the post reads towards the end. “white ppl need white supremacy as a mechanism to protect their survival as a people because all they can do is produce themselves. black ppl simply through their dominant genes can literally wipe out the white race if we had the power to.”

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http://www.torontosun.com/2017/02/11/black-lives-matter-co-founder-appears-to-label-white-people-defects

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UK considers new punishments for whistleblowers and journalists to deter the next Snowden

The UK government is considering new laws that target whistleblowers and journalists who obtain or share state secrets. Draft legislation proposed as part of an upcoming overhaul of the UK’s Official Secrets Acts (OSA) could see individuals jailed for up to 14 years for handling leaked information. This is a substantial increase from current laws, which carry a punishment of up to two years’ jail time and an unlimited fine, but only cover the disclosure of such leaked secrets.

Advocacy groups have criticized the plans as a “full-frontal attack” on whistleblowers, with one expert describing the legislation as “squarely aimed at The Guardian and Edward Snowden.” Jodie Ginsberg of the UK’s Index on Censorship told The Telegraph: “The proposed changes are frightening and have no place in a democracy […] It is unthinkable that whistle blowers and those to whom they reveal their information should face jail for leaking and receiving information that is in the public interest.”

http://archive.is/DIC2e

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Fraudster pretended to be TV psychic Sally Morgan, charging £10-a-time for Facebook readings

A fraudster pretended she was TV psychic Sally Morgan, charging punters £10-a-time for fake Facebook readings.

Con artist Gemma Badley claimed she was ‘Britain’s best-loved psychic’, preying on people who wanted to communicate with late loved ones.

But in reality jobless Badley, of Hartlepool, was struggling to keep her head above water after racking up crippling debt.

Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard the 28-year-old’s scam saw her set up a fake Facebook account under Morgan’s name.

Claiming she really was Morgan, she offered customers a reading from the star for just £10.

But the court heard on Monday that once the cash had been put in her bank, she would simply block the duped punter.

http://archive.is/JjU9x

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Bern considers flower topped urinals for eco-friendly street peeing ( switzerland 1st world)

Unsightly streaks of human pee on the streets of the Swiss capital could become a thing of the past if the city follows France’s lead and installs innovative new eco-friendly urinals that help make street-peeing a little more civilized.

Like in many cities around the world, men urinating in the streets can be a problem in Bern, particularly on weekend nights.

Last month neighbouring France came up with a solution to its own street-peeing problem by installing so-called ‘uritrottoirs’ at the Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, which is often blighted by puddles of pee.

The innovative piss-pot, developed by Faltazi, an urban design firm in Nantes, features a bed of flowers or herbs over a urinal which is sat upon a box filled with eco-friendly wood chips or sawdust.

The wood chips absorb the liquid creating compost that can later be used as a natural fertilizer. The plants on top – which in France included the fragrant herbs lavender and rosemary – help repel nasty human smells.

http://archive.is/E7vDF

designated pissing streets

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The Queen officially opens GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre

The government's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), based in Victoria, London, has officially be opened by the Queen.

Headed-up by GCHQ's Ciaran Martin, who has moved from the agency's headquarters in Cheltenham, the NCSC said it has already handled 188 'high-level' cyberattacks against the UK over the past three months.

"The cyberattacks we are seeing are increasing in their frequency, their severity, and their sophistication," chancellor Philip Hammond said ahead of the opening.

GCHQ will act as a parent body to the NCSC but the new organisation hopes to be more open about its work to help businesses across the UK protect themselves from hackers. While the centre officially opened today, it has been operating since October 2016.

http://archive.is/HP3gR

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Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam assassinated in Malaysia by 'female North Korean spies with

Kim Jong -nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has been killed at an airport in Malaysia by North Korean agents who were reportedly wielding "poison needles."

Yonhap news said Kim Jong-nam, who is believed to be in his 40s, was killed on Monday morning in Kuala Lumpur.

Quoting government sources, other media reports claim Mr Kim died after being jabbed by a poisoned needle by two women in the city's airport.

The women are believed to be North Korean agents but have so far been able to evade a police hunt.

Police in Malaysia told Reuters that an unidentified North Korean man had died en route to hospital from Kuala Lumpur airport on Monday.

Mohmad Salleh, the Malaysian CID director, told the Telegraph: "Kim Jong Nam was feeling unwell on Monday morning while he was waiting for a flight to Macau at KLIA.

"He was taken to KLIA clinic for further treatment, but because of the condition he was in, he was rushed to Putrajaya hospital, but passed away soon after arriving.

"Police have classified the death of Kim Jong Nam as sudden death and are waiting for the full postmortem report to decide further action."

An employee in the emergency ward of Putrajaya hospital told Reuters that a deceased Korean who was born in 1970 and surnamed Kim had been taken there.

Who was Kim Jong-nam?

Kim Jong-nam was once considered the heir apparent to Kim Jong-il, but fell out of favour in 2001 after being arrested at Tokyo's Narita Airport after trying to enter Japan on a forged Dominican Republic passport.

He told police that he had wanted to visit Disneyland with his family.

Exiled by his father, he lived in Macau until Kim Jong-il died in late 2011. He subsequently went into hiding, apparently out of fear that his half-brother saw him as a threat to the legitimacy of his own regime.

The South Korean government is yet to respond to Yonhap News' report.

According to the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, Kim Jong-nam had previously worked for North Korea's foreign ministry.

He is said to have worked on resolving disputes with Japan, and was educated at a Japanese school.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/14/kim-jong-uns-older-brother-killed-north-korean-spies-poison1/

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Former Lions CB Stanley Wilson II gets 10 days in jail for naked attempted burglary

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 days in jail for trying to burglarize a Southwest Portland mansion while naked last summer.

Wilson was naked and wounded when he was shot in the backyard of a multimillion-dollar home in June.

According to OregonLive.com, Wilson was sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading no contest convicted of burglary. According to court records, Wilson has been battling a drug problem that includes methamphetamine.

"This is his primary problem, and we want him to focus on his primary problem," said prosecutor Glen Banfield, according to Oregon Live.

Wilson, 33, spent three seasons with the Lions, from 2005 to 2007, after playing college ball at Stanford. He is the son of former Cincinnati Bengals running back Stanley Wilson Sr., whose notorious cocaine binge on the eve of the 1989 Super Bowl led to his ouster from the NFL.

Wilson has already served the time in jail between his arrest and Tuesday's sentencing. Oregon Live reports he will also undergo an assessment of his drug problem and ordered to treatment, if necessary. He will also be on three years probation and faces a six-month jail sentence if he fails to embrace treatment.

The sentence comes just a month after Wilson was arrested again. On January 10, he was arrested for running around naked outside a private residence.

Wilson's trial for the June arrest was due to start this week before his unexpected court appearance and surprise plea on Tuesday.

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 days in jail for trying to burglarize a Southwest Portland mansion while naked last summer.

Wilson was naked and wounded when he was shot in the backyard of a multimillion-dollar home in June.

According to OregonLive.com, Wilson was sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading no contest convicted of burglary. According to court records, Wilson has been battling a drug problem that includes methamphetamine.

"This is his primary problem, and we want him to focus on his primary problem," said prosecutor Glen Banfield, according to Oregon Live.

Wilson, 33, spent three seasons with the Lions, from 2005 to 2007, after playing college ball at Stanford. He is the son of former Cincinnati Bengals running back Stanley Wilson Sr., whose notorious cocaine binge on the eve of the 1989 Super Bowl led to his ouster from the NFL.

Wilson has already served the time in jail between his arrest and Tuesday's sentencing. Oregon Live reports he will also undergo an assessment of his drug problem and ordered to treatment, if necessary. He will also be on three years probation and faces a six-month jail sentence if he fails to embrace treatment.

The sentence comes just a month after Wilson was arrested again. On January 10, he was arrested for running around naked outside a private residence.

Wilson's trial for the June arrest was due to start this week before his unexpected court appearance and surprise plea on Tuesday.

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 days in jail for trying to burglarize a Southwest Portland mansion while naked last summer.

Wilson was naked and wounded when he was shot in the backyard of a multimillion-dollar home in June.

According to OregonLive.com, Wilson was sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading no contest convicted of burglary. According to court records, Wilson has been battling a drug problem that includes methamphetamine.

"This is his primary problem, and we want him to focus on his primary problem," said prosecutor Glen Banfield, according to Oregon Live.

Wilson, 33, spent three seasons with the Lions, from 2005 to 2007, after playing college ball at Stanford. He is the son of former Cincinnati Bengals running back Stanley Wilson Sr., whose notorious cocaine binge on the eve of the 1989 Super Bowl led to his ouster from the NFL.

Wilson has already served the time in jail between his arrest and Tuesday's sentencing. Oregon Live reports he will also undergo an assessment of his drug problem and ordered to treatment, if necessary. He will also be on three years probation and faces a six-month jail sentence if he fails to embrace treatment.

The sentence comes just a month after Wilson was arrested again. On January 10, he was arrested for running around naked outside a private residence.

Wilson's trial for the June arrest was due to start this week before his unexpected court appearance and surprise plea on Tuesday.

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/235751614-story

Homeowner shoots intruder police say is former Lions player

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/us-and-world-news/165341790-story

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72 TERRORISTS CAME FROM COUNTRIES UNDER TRUMP'S (NULLIFIED) TRAVEL BAN

RELATED: >>>/realnews/1015

Since 9/11, 72 individuals from the seven mostly Muslim countries covered by President Trump's "extreme vetting" executive order have been convicted of terrorism, a finding that clashes sharply with claims from an appeals court that there is "no evidence" those countries have produced a terrorist.

According to a report out Saturday, at least 17 claimed to be refugees from those nations, three came in as "students," and 25 eventually became U.S. citizens.

The Center for Immigration Studies calculated the numbers of convicted terrorists from the Trump Seven:

— Somalia: 20

— Yemen: 19

— Iraq: 19

— Syria: 7

— Iran: 4

— Libya: 2

— Sudan: 1

The Center's director of policy studies, Jessica M. Vaughan, based her blockbuster report on a 2016 report from the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, then chaired by new Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that report found that 380 out of 580 people convicted in terror cases since 9/11 were foreign-born.

She received further information on many in the report to conclude that 72 of those convicted of terrorism come from the seven nations target by Trump.

From her report seen here: https://archive.is/PCerm

These immigrant terrorists lived in at least 16 different states, with the largest number from the terror-associated countries living in New York (10), Minnesota (8), California (8), and Michigan (6). Ironically, Minnesota was one of the states suing to block Trump's order to pause entries from the terror-associated countries, claiming it harmed the state. At least two of the terrorists were living in Washington, which joined with Minnesota in the lawsuit to block the order.

Thirty-three of the 72 individuals from the seven terror-associated countries were convicted of very serious terror-related crimes, and were sentenced to at least three years imprisonment. The crimes included use of a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit a terror act, material support of a terrorist or terror group, international money laundering conspiracy, possession of explosives or missiles, and unlawful possession of a machine gun.

In dismissing the Trump executive order, San Francisco's Ninth Circuit court of appeals said, "The government has pointed to no evidence…that any alien from any of the countries named in the order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States."

http://archive.is/aE7Rc

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/report-72-terrorists-came-from-7-muslim-countries-trump-targeted/article/2614582

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ICE Officials Given Full Authority To Deport Illegals, Now Have Zero Right To Legal Representation

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ICE Officials Given Full Authority To Deport Illegal Voters, Illegals Entering US Now Have Zero Right To Legal Representation

It has been a tireless first three weeks for the Trump Administration; the president’s team continues to be hit from all sides, including federal judges who seek to disrupt the new status quo.

But that streak has just ended. Vessel News reports that the 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Chicago has now ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, as well as local law enforcement, now have the legal ability to deport illegal voters.

The ruling centered around the case of a “dreamer” who was caught in 2012 of breaking into the United States. He was safely returned to his home country the very next day. The whole affair came about while the court was addressing the bigger issue of Donald Trump’s travel ban from terrorist-sponsoring nations, as well as his dealings with the refugee crisis. The issue of the Fifth Amendment in regards to those who are not legal citizens came up in terms of those caught illegally entering the country.

While the ruling will stand for all of America, it comes at the dismay of a Peruvian woman who voted illegally during multiple elections. She will face deportation for her crimes.

While WikiLeaks confirmed that John Podesta (former chairman of Hillary’s 2016 campaign, Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton, and Counselor to Barack Obama) condoned massive voter ID fraud in support of the Democratic Party, the President and his closest aides haven’t yet released their promised evidence.

There is a saying that even a blind squirrel finds a nut from time to time. Another popular way of saying close to the same thing is that even a broken wall clock is right twice a day. There will surely be even more such sayings being created now that the blind squirrels that make up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals have chosen now as the time to finally come out with a ruling that helps the American people. This court has ruled that those who have been apprehended entering the country illegally have no legal right to representation. It seems as if the word “illegal” means something, after all.

The Democrats are going to have an absolute conniption fit as if the court had just ruled that it is now permissible to harm, torture, or otherwise abuse these “undocumented” people, but when it happens just remember that it is not true. This ruling is not saying that they have no human rights, a common and purposeful confusion often employed by the left, simply that they have no legal right to an attorney.

This means that the American taxpayer is no longer going to have to foot the bill for the legal costs that pile up higher than the coming “Trump Wall.”

archive.is/4XOcW

From Wall Street Journal: archive.is/LiQEq

Immigrants who are caught entering the U.S. illegally have no right to legal representation, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled on Tuesday.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the deportation of a Mexican immigrant who was arrested while crossing into the U.S. in 2012 and returned to his country the following day.

The ruling, from a three-judge panel, came hours before a different Ninth Circuit panel was set to consider an executive order by President Donald Trump that temporary suspended travel from seven countries and halted the admission of refugees.

The ruling Tuesday dealt with whether immigrants caught entering the U.S. illegally have due process rights to legal counsel under the Fifth Amendment, an issue separate from those raised in the executive-order challenge.

Under a 1996 federal law, Customs and Border Protection officers can use a process called “expedited removal” to swiftly deport immigrants who are caught within 100 miles of the border without valid entry documents and who have been in the U.S. fewer than 14 days.

http://archive.is/sUgPS

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Good! ICE Officials Given Full Authority To Deport Illegal Voters, Illegals Entering US Now Have Zer

Good! ICE Officials Given Full Authority To Deport Illegal Voters, Illegals Entering US Now Have Zero Right To Legal Representation

It has been a tireless first three weeks for the Trump Administration; the president’s team continues to be hit from all sides, including federal judges who seek to disrupt the new status quo.

But that streak has just ended. Vessel News reports that the 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Chicago has now ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, as well as local law enforcement, now have the legal ability to deport illegal voters.

The ruling centered around the case of a “dreamer” who was caught in 2012 of breaking into the United States. He was safely returned to his home country the very next day. The whole affair came about while the court was addressing the bigger issue of Donald Trump’s travel ban from terrorist-sponsoring nations, as well as his dealings with the refugee crisis. The issue of the Fifth Amendment in regards to those who are not legal citizens came up in terms of those caught illegally entering the country.

While the ruling will stand for all of America, it comes at the dismay of a Peruvian woman who voted illegally during multiple elections. She will face deportation for her crimes.

While WikiLeaks confirmed that John Podesta (former chairman of Hillary’s 2016 campaign, Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton, and Counselor to Barack Obama) condoned massive voter ID fraud in support of the Democratic Party, the President and his closest aides haven’t yet released their promised evidence.

There is a saying that even a blind squirrel finds a nut from time to time. Another popular way of saying close to the same thing is that even a broken wall clock is right twice a day. There will surely be even more such sayings being created now that the blind squirrels that make up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals have chosen now as the time to finally come out with a ruling that helps the American people. This court has ruled that those who have been apprehended entering the country illegally have no legal right to representation. It seems as if the word “illegal” means something, after all.

The Democrats are going to have an absolute conniption fit as if the court had just ruled that it is now permissible to harm, torture, or otherwise abuse these “undocumented” people, but when it happens just remember that it is not true. This ruling is not saying that they have no human rights, a common and purposeful confusion often employed by the left, simply that they have no legal right to an attorney.

This means that the American taxpayer is no longer going to have to foot the bill for the legal costs that pile up higher than the coming “Trump Wall.”

http://archive.is/4XOcW

From Wall Street Journal: http://archive.is/LiQEq

Immigrants who are caught entering the U.S. illegally have no right to legal representation, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled on Tuesday.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the deportation of a Mexican immigrant who was arrested while crossing into the U.S. in 2012 and returned to his country the following day.

The ruling, from a three-judge panel, came hours before a different Ninth Circuit panel was set to consider an executive order by President Donald Trump that temporary suspended travel from seven countries and halted the admission of refugees.

The ruling Tuesday dealt with whether immigrants caught entering the U.S. illegally have due process rights to legal counsel under the Fifth Amendment, an issue separate from those raised in the executive-order challenge.

Under a 1996 federal law, Customs and Border Protection officers can use a process called “expedited removal” to swiftly deport immigrants who are caught within 100 miles of the border without valid entry documents and who have been in the U.S. fewer than 14 days.

http://archive.is/75Ne1

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Caught witching

” Sisi Vee this lady is a general hand at a clinic in the Nkomazi region of Mpumalanga in South Africa .She was allegedly caught doing witchcraft in the Mafambisa area.She allegedly admitted having over seen the death of three people so far” Said a witness.

more pictures at link

https://musvozimbabwe.com/2017/02/caught-witching/

Also:

http://www.lailasblog.com/2017/02/woman-beaten-and-stripped-naked-for.html

"Anonymous15 February 2017 at 00:06

Must they naked her. It is hod that has power to deliver a witch. They cant control themselves, the witchcraft spirit controls them, manipulate them to do what they do.

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Tamara Ecclestone breastfeeding pictures: Why were they controversial?

Model Tamara Ecclestone has accused "bitter people" of "hatred" for disapproving of her posting a photograph of herself breastfeeding her daughter, who is almost three.

It has reignited debate over how long - and how publicly - mothers should breastfeed.

Ecclestone, 32, first posted the photo of herself nursing two-year-old Sophia on Instagram on Wednesday.

The model told people to "toss" out the idea that nursing must be kept private.

But some followers criticised the post, prompting her to publish another image and lengthy rebuke a day later.

In her original picture, Ecclestone described breastfeeding as a "powerful demonstration of love and nurturing - yet it has become so normal to hide".

Why was the picture controversial?

Some people questioned whether it is appropriate to promote breastfeeding in such a public way - especially for a child who is almost three.

"People shouldn't be plastering picture of children all over social media so everyone can see them," said one Instagram user, little_tiddlers.

Another person disagreed with nursing a toddler: "For babies yes it's beautiful but for two years old it's disgusting."

Ecclestone said it was a "very sad and surprising sign of the times" that the image had prompted negative comments, after uploading a second breastfeeding picture.

In post of more than 200 words, she said: "I support and empower all mums and I personally believe hatred is so heavy and bad for the soul."

read more

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38932320

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Trump Replaces Flynn With Boss Of Super Secret Surveillance Contractor

RELATED: >>>/n/513694

Mike Flynn’s out. He resigned as Trump’s advisor this evening after a chorus of calls for him to step down for an alleged relationship with the Russians. This fits the narrative used by Democrats since the election: Putin and the Russians influenced the vote somehow, although nobody can tell us how exactly. Trump and his supporters are in league with them, according to the narrative.

Flynn will be replaced by retired Gen. Keith Kellogg.

Kellogg has an interesting history. In addition to his disastrous mismanagement of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, Kellogg was president of Abraxas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic Corporation. Cubic provides diversified systems and services to the transportation and defense markets worldwide, according to MarketWatch.

In 2006, The LA Times reported on Abraxas:

In the burgeoning field of intelligence contractors, an especially aggressive upstart is Abraxas Corp., a privately held company that has assembled a deep roster of CIA veterans to handle a wide range of clandestine assignments — including secret work for an elite team of overseas case officers.

The company was founded by a group of former high-ranking agency employees, led by Richard “Hollis” Helms, a longtime overseas officer in the Middle East and onetime head of the CIA’s European division, and Richard Calder, who was the agency’s deputy director for administration.

Abraxas is right down the street from the CIA.

The company occupies an unmarked, third-floor office suite in McLean, Va., two miles from CIA headquarters. It has mainly specialized in providing veteran operatives and reports officers for positions in overseas stations and at CIA headquarters.

Abraxas is responsible for TrapWire, a tech company that develops a homonymous predictive software system designed to find patterns indicative of terrorist attacks.

The secretive project was discovered through a WikiLeaks disclosure in 2012 after emails were hacked from Strafor, often described as a shadow version of the CIA.

TrapWire uses a series of surveillance cameras around the country and also abroad to detect “suspicious behavior.” The system is reportedly located in every high-value target in New York City.

The system is sold to local law enforcement. From RT:

PrivacySos reports that a website maintained by the US Homeland Security Department’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) includes TrapWire as a product for sale to law enforcement agencies and first responders. It’s there that the background and operational concept of the system are described in detail and direct curious customers to AbraxasCorp.com for more information. When a link to the URL is clicked, the banner at the top of the developer’s homepage described Abraxas as “A Cubic Company.” On the FEMA page, the product information is detailed as provided directly by Abraxas Applications.

http://archive.is/eYBDj

http://www.activistpost.com/2017/02/trump-replaces-flynn-boss-super-secret-surveillance-contractor.html

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Trump win has more people looking for love - eHarmony

From the moment Donald Trump's election victory was confirmed on 9 November, all sorts of businesses have had to keep alert to the fallout of a result they didn't expect.

And it seems there's been a surprising impact on the toughest business of them all - love.

Use of online dating site eHarmony spiked by 35% in the US in the days that followed the Republican's victory.

Businesses don't like uncertainty, goes the mantra. Well, nor, it seems, do those looking for love.

Grant Langston, chief executive of eHarmony, told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up To Money that the increase in activity on his site was reminiscent of those seen after the 9/11 attacks.

"You see a spike in usage after Donald Trump and people's desires to be in a relationship, so if they're in a bad relationship they don't want to leave, and if they're not in one, they want to get into one.

"November is usually a pretty low season, and we saw a tremendous spike in usage after the November 8 election. When 9/11 happened we saw a similar change in people. When times get unpredictable, they just want to be with someone."

Tinder effect

It's not only a changing political climate that is keeping eHarmony and its customers on their toes. Since the company was founded 17 years ago in California, the dating site now has many more competitors, with one in particular changing the landscape.

"Tinder has made 20-somethings want to participate in online dating. Prior to that, it wasn't something that interested people in their 20s, they thought online dating was sad," says Mr Langston.

But he also sees Tinder's emergence as an opportunity for his business, which asks people to fill in long questionnaires in the hope of finding a long-term match. "People in that age group come into the market, then we catch people who aren't satisfied with the Tinder experience or are more interested in a more meaningful relationship."

Although he hasn't followed the "swipe left" style of Tinder, eHarmony has had to adapt as a result.

"The mechanism of delivering that service has got to change, and we've changed it a lot. The communication process, where you swap messages, was quite antiquated, and we've made it much more like text, immediate and very easy."

While Donald Trump may have got those looking for love logging in, has that other first-date conversational taboo - Brexit - had much of an impact on eHarmony and its choice of European headquarters?

"For now we're ok with [our London office]," Mr Lagston says, though he adds, "there is always a chance we could move it to Frankfurt or some such place."

But he also sees Tinder's emergence as an opportunity for his business, which asks people to fill in long questionnaires in the hope of finding a long-term match. "People in that age group come into the market, then we catch people who aren't satisfied with the Tinder experience or are more interested in a more meaningful relationship."

Although he hasn't followed the "swipe left" style of Tinder, eHarmony has had to adapt as a result.

"The mechanism of delivering that service has got to change, and we've changed it a lot. The communication process, where you swap messages, was quite antiquated, and we've made it much more like text, immediate and very easy."

While Donald Trump may have got those looking for love logging in, has that other first-date conversational taboo - Brexit - had much of an impact on eHarmony and its choice of European headquarters?

"For now we're ok with [our London office]," Mr Lagston says, though he adds, "there is always a chance we could move it to Frankfurt or some such place."

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38967195

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New GOP Bill Would Gut EPA Waste

A House Republican is sponsoring legislation to do away with large portions of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including environmental regulations.

Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) introduced the Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act on Thursday, saying it would save US taxpayers $7.5 Billion annually ($750,000,000,000). That would leave the agency with a budget of around $1 billion.

Major EPA climate change programs would be eliminated under the measure.

The legislation would also close all of the EPA’s regional offices, halt new regulations on ground-level ozone pollution and require the agency to lease unused property.

“As a fiscal conservative, I believe Washington should be a good steward of taxpayers’ dollars,” Johnson said in a statement.

“Part of being a good steward includes reining in unnecessary spending, holding agencies accountable for ‘waste,’ and getting rid of politicians’ ‘pet projects.’ For example, American taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for the EPA’s many vacant and underutilized properties that the EPA’s own Inspector General identified as wasteful,” he said.

The legislation is modeled after a report from the Heritage Foundation, which identified the EPA programs as wasteful.

Johnson introduced similar legislation in 2015, when it did not get any formal congressional consideration.

The legislation differs from a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) this month that would completely eliminate the EPA.

http://archive.is/ap9DC

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State and Federal Government Share Blame For Oroville Dam Crisis

RELATED: >>>/badnews/12

No sooner had officials issued an emergency evacuation order for 200,000 residents living below the Oroville Dam than the political arguments began. Was it the federal government’s fault, for not being attentive enough? Or was state government to blame, for rejecting proposals to raise the dam and spending money on high-speed rail instead?

The San Jose Mercury News has an answer: both are to blame, for ignoring a warning raised in 2005 that the emergency spillway could fail in heavy rain.

The paper reported Monday: http://archive.is/yxj2q

Three environmental groups — the Friends of the River, the Sierra Club and the South Yuba Citizens League — filed a motion with the federal government on Oct. 17, 2005, as part of Oroville Dam’s relicensing process, urging federal officials to require that the dam’s emergency spillway be armored with concrete, rather than remain as an earthen hillside.

The groups filed the motion with FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. They said that the dam, built and owned by the state of California, and finished in 1968, did not meet modern safety standards because in the event of extreme rain and flooding, fast-rising water would overwhelm the main concrete spillway, then flow down the emergency spillway, and that could cause heavy erosion that would create flooding for communities downstream, but also could cause a failure, known as “loss of crest control.”

… …

FERC rejected that request, however, after the state Department of Water Resources, and the water agencies that would likely have had to pay the bill for the upgrades, said they were unnecessary.

There will be plenty of finger-pointing in the days to come. For officials dealing with an emergency situation on Sunday evening, however, it was more important to work together. For now.

http://archive.is/tlunQ

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/02/13/oroville-dam-state-federal-government-share-blame/

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Zuckerberg Wants Populations Subjugated With Mind-reading Brain Implants For Totalitarian Spy Grid

RELATED: >>>/ultranews/48

FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg is funding the development of technology with the potential to read humans’ minds.

The billionaire has just pledged to hand over £40 million to researchers working to 'combat' deadly diseases (aka biowarfare programs).

Some of the projects are likely to ring alarm bells among people who fear technological 'progress' will come at the expense of human freedom. Perhaps you should look into the Snowden leaks, or the "Internet of Things" spying on consumers.

One of the researchers who will receive funding is Dr. Rikky Muller, CEO and founder of a firm called Cortera.

She is working to develop “clinically viable” and cpmpletely invasive neural interfaces designed to spy on consumers suffering disabilities.

Dr. Muller hopes that recording brain activity will allow paralysed people to control prosthetic limbs.

Her implants can be placed inside the brain and have the potential to change people’s behaviour by altering their “physiological responses” – the term for reactions which take place in response to external stimuli.

One famous physiological response is the fight or flight response, which readies people for conflict or escape when confronted with a threat.

They work by monitoring the electrical signals sent within the brain.

However, similar technology could one day be used to directly record human thoughts and allow artificial intelligence to read our minds.

“With brain computer interfaces, AI can power future machines to understand human thoughts and emotions, even without physical or vocal communication,” said Debarun Guha Thakurta, a senior research analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

“Instead of simply mimicking the human brain structurally, AI will be able to impart human-like intelligence to machines.”

Any corporation that can read human thought would wield tremendous power, whilst a government with the same ability could build a totalitarian state which would make George Orwell’s 1984 look like a democratic paradise.

Can we trust Silicon Valley to use its powers for the benefit of humanity? NO.

http://archive.is/ZfzsF

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2814660/mark-zuckerberg-funds-bid-to-record-humans-thoughts-and-alter-their-behaviour/

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Unbelievable Turmoil: Trump’s First Month Leaves Washington Establishment Reeling

THERE IS A CIVIL WAR GOING ON RIGHT NOW, BETWEEN TRUMP'S ADMINISTATION AND THE DEEP STATE POLITICAL ELITES

The resignation on Monday night of Michael T. Flynn as national security adviser caps a remarkably tumultuous first month for President Trump’s White House that has burdened the early days of his presidency with scandal, legal challenges, personnel drama and questions about his temperament during interactions with world leaders.

Mr. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, lasted only 24 days before his tenure was cut short by an admission that he had misled the vice president and other White House colleagues about the contents of a phone call with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

The resignation and the ongoing turmoil inside the National Security Council have been deeply rattled by the Washington establishment.

These leaks are comming from within: >>513694

Neocon RINO Senator John McCain of Arizona issued a statement on Tuesday decrying the “dysfunction” of the nation’s national security apparatus. Gen. Tony Thomas, head of the military’s Special Operations Command, expressed concern about upheaval inside the White House.

“Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil. I hope they sort it out soon because we’re a nation at war,” he said at a military conference on Tuesday.

But Mr. Flynn’s late-night departure just added to the broader sense of chaos at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

In record time, the 45th president has set off globalist outrage with a ban on travelers from Jihadist hotspots, fired his acting attorney general for refusing to defend the ban and watched as federal courts swiftly moved to block the policy, calling it an unconstitutional use of executive power.

According to the MSM, Trump has angrily canceled a summit meeting with the Mexican president and hung up on Australia’s prime minister. He authorized a commando raid against Islamic Terrorists that resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL member.

Despite the turmoil, the president has moved forward in areas that are more typical of the early days of a first-term administration. Mr. Trump nominated a Supreme Court justice 12 days into his tenure, and has issued a dozen executive orders, including ones to limit the influence of lobbyists, reduce regulations, pare the Affordable Care Act, move forward on pipeline construction, end trade deals and ramp up deportations.

As a candidate, Mr. Trump promised to move quickly to make good on his promises. Central to his campaign agenda was his pledge to be a disruptive force in Washington — and he has certainly done that.

Yet the disruptions have come at a cost: Congress has so far made little progress on legislation that would repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The White House has not proposed a promised infrastructure bill to repair deteriorating roads, bridges and tunnels. And the president’s aides have not yet drawn up plans for an overhaul of the nation’s tax code.

http://archive.is/8ZYr5

http://0daysleftandcounting/deep-state-war-within

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Good! GOP Senators To Introduce Bill To Reduce Legal Immigration

Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue are set to introduce legislation Tuesday that would cut legal immigration to the U.S. by 50 percent over the next 10 years.

President Donald Trump pledged during his campaign to end illegal immigration, and criticized the current legal immigration system. Trump campaign site says that the U.S. needs to reform legal immigration to “serve the best interests of America and its workers, keeping immigration levels within historic norms.”

Cotton echoed this sentiment in an interview with Fox News Tuesday.

“I think too often the debate over immigration focuses only on illegal immigration, and security and enforcement. Those are certainly important measures. But right now we have a legal immigration system that is not working for American workers,” the senator said.

Perdue, the bill’s co-sponsor, told Politico, “Returning to our historically normal levels of legal immigration will help improve the quality of American jobs and wages.”

The bill, the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, will reform several aspects of the current legal immigration system.

Currently, U.S. citizens and green card holders can sponsor extended family to receive visas, but Cotton and Perdue’s bill would limit family sponsorship for green cards only to spouses and unmarried minors. The bill would also limit the amount of annual refugee resettlements at 50,000, the same amount Trump pegged in his recent executive order. Around 1 million individuals currently receive green cards, and Cotton aims to put that number around 500,000.

The U.S. also gives out 50,000 visas per year through the diversity visa lottery, which allots visas to countries which have low rates of immigration to the U.S. This program would no longer exist under the RAISE Act. Immigration hawk Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is Trump’s pick for attorney general and is likely to be confirmed, and Cotton is now trying to fill his fellow southern senator’s shoes.

http://archive.is/Awk2U

http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/07/gop-senators-to-introduce-bill-to-reduce-legal-immigration/

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Brave Nevada Senator Stands Up To Inhumane Despots, Seeks To Outlaw Mandated Human Microchipping

RELATED: >>>/n/512622

State Sen. Becky Harris said a bill to prohibit forced microchipping of people is not as far-fetched as it might seem because it happens in some places around the world.

Senate Bill 109 would make it a Class C felony to require someone to be implanted with a radio frequency identifier, such as microchips placed in pets.

The idea for the bill came from a constituent, the Las Vegas Republican said.

“As I began to look into the issue I was surprised with the merit that I believe the issue warrants,” Harris told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

She said sales of radio frequency identifiers are escalating around the world, and a company in Australia as of June 2016 sold more than 10,000 implantable chips with do-it-yourself kits.

“Each kit costs about $100 and includes a tag and an injection tool,” Harris said.

The Wall Street Journal has reported an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 chips have been sold globally, she said.

Harris said the technology is used by companies in Belgium and Sweden to identify employees.

“It’s done under the idea to unlock doors or use copy machines or maybe pay for lunch, you could use your hand,” she said.

Besides privacy concerns, Harris said the concept raises ethical questions, such as who owns the chip or the information contained on it. And how does someone get “de-chipped” if they are no longer employed by the company that required it.

She also wondered if a chip could be hacked to harass or stalk someone.

Harris said the Nevada bill is modeled after legislation passed by at least 10 other states.

“It wouldn’t prohibit the voluntary decision of a person to be microchipped,” she said, adding that a nightclub in Europe offers microchipping to customers so the establishment can provide tailored service.

http://archive.is/vx6cc

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/outlawing-microchipping-humans-not-so-far-fetched-nevada-senator

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German Taxpayers Paying Migrants Millions To Leave Germany Because of Merkel's Aweful Amnesty Crisis

Chancellor Angela Merkel is setting aside €90m (£76m) in taxpayers’ money to create a fund which will pay migrants to withdraw their asylum applications and leave Germany voluntarily.

The handouts will form part of a 16-point plan to speed up the removal of rejected asylum seekers, after Tunisian migrant Anis Amri murdered a Polish lorry driver, hijacked his vehicle and drove it into a Christmas market in Berlin while awaiting deportation.

U.S. president Donald Trump told The Times that Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” when she opened the doors to an unlimited number of migrants in 2015. Her vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, admitted that his superior had underestimated how difficult it would be to integrate migrants on such a grand scale, and that Germany had been plunged into a kulturkampf, or “cultural war”, as a result.

Germany rejected 170,000 asylum claims in 2016 but, according to the Mail, just 26,000 were repatriated. 55,000 more decided to leave voluntarily – apparently leaving 81,000 bogus applicants unaccounted for.

“We rely heavily on voluntary departures,” admitted the chancellor, who was announcing the package after falling behind the Social Democrats in polls for Germany’s upcoming elections.

Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament who has been nominated as the Social Democrats’ challenger to Merkel, said he backed the proposals to speed up deportations – although he has previously insisted that “the people who are arriving [in Europe] are refugees who have been threatened [and] we should welcome them.”

The Vice-President of the European Commission has previously admitted that at least 60 per cent are economic migrants.

As a leading figure in the European Union, Schulz was a strong supporter of the compulsory migrant quotas which the bloc has forced through despite strong opposition from central and eastern European member-states, which did not agree with Germany’s unilateral decision to throw open the borders.

Schulz hit out strongly at these countries in 2015, accusing them of “national egotism in its purest form”. The Polish interior minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, said at the time that Schulz’s words were “an example of German arrogance”.

http://archive.is/trlRI

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/11/merkel-will-pay-migrants-leave-germany/

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Most Europeans want immigration ban from Muslim-majority countries, poll reveals

An average of 55 per cent of people across the 10 European countries surveyed wanted to stop all future immigration from mainly Muslim countries.

The Chatham House study, conducted before US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the US from seven predominantly Muslim countries, found majorities in all but two of the ten states opposed immigration from mainly Muslim countries.

Only 20 per cent disagreed, while 25 per cent said they did not know.

A ban was supported by 71 per cent of people in Poland, 65 per cent in Austria, 53 per cent in Germany and 51 per cent in Italy.

In the UK, 47 per cent supported a ban.

In no country did more than 32 per cent disagree with a ban.

Of those surveyed, opposition to Muslim immigration was especially intense among older people, while those under 30 were less opposed.

There was also a contrast between those with secondary level qualifications, of which 59 per cent opposed Muslim immigration, and degree holders, of which less than half supported halting immigration.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/most-europeans-want-muslim-ban-immigration-control-middle-east-countries-syria-iran-iraq-poll-a7567301.html

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Swimming in the Swap! the US government about to engage in Iraq 2.0

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/10/text

It seems like the US government is back at its old tricks again

>JOINT RESOLUTION; To authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces to achieve the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

>This joint resolution may be cited as the “Authorization of Use of Force Against Iran Resolution”.

>(5) Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon is a threat not only to the United States but also to our (((allies))) in the region.

>SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF PREVENTING IRAN FROM OBTAINING NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

>(a) In General.—The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as the President determines necessary and appropriate in order to achieve the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

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Google's New AI Has Learned to Become "Highly Aggressive" in Stressful Situations

In tests late last year, Google's DeepMind AI system demonstrated an ability to learn independently from its own memory, and beat the world's best Go players at their own game. Now, researchers have been testing its willingness to cooperate with others, and have revealed that when DeepMind feels like it's about to lose, it opts for "highly aggressive" strategies to ensure that it comes out on top.

The Google team ran 40 million turns of a simple 'fruit gathering' computer game that asks two DeepMind 'agents' to compete against each other to gather as many virtual apples as they could. They found that things went smoothly so long as there were enough apples to go around, but as soon as the apples began to dwindle, the two agents turned aggressive, using laser beams to knock each other out of the game to steal all the apples.

As Rhett Jones reports for Gizmodo, when the researchers used smaller DeepMind networks as the agents, there was a greater likelihood for peaceful co-existence.

But when they used larger, more complex networks as the agents, the AI was far more willing to sabotage its opponent early to get the lion's share of virtual apples.

Read more:

http://www.sciencealert.com/google-s-new-ai-has-learned-to-become-highly-aggressive-in-stressful-situations

http://archive.is/nwiql

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Trump's disgraceful association with a Sandy Hook conspiracy peddler

I don’t know what horrified me more, the sickening harassment by hoax peddlers of the grieving family members of the educators and children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, or that our president and his national security advisor are “open enthusiasts” of conspiracy monger Alex Jones’ Infowars. (“In an age of 'alternative facts,' a massacre of schoolchildren is called a hoax,” Feb. 3)

Does this explain President Trump’s repeated insistence on untruths? Are he and his national security advisor getting their “intelligence” from a conspiracy-theorizing network?

I don’t understand Trump’s silence about the Sandy Hook massacre and his failure to condemn Jones, who claims the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults on Dec. 14, 2012, never happened.

Four years later, the Sandy Hook tragedy continues to engender a vicious torrent of denials, death threats, ethnic slurs and charges of a Democratic-inspired hoax by gun lovers and anti-Semites.

http://archive.is/ux1nA#selection-289.0-289.194

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CNN Says Calling Them “Fake News” Is The Same As calling them a negro

It appears that CNN has launched a war on those who attempt to call out the mainstream media’s lies by comparing those who use the term ‘fake news’ with those who use derogatory and racial slurs like the ‘n-word’.

“‘Fake news’ is the worst thing you can call a journalist. It’s like an ethnic disparagement. You know, we all have these ugly words for people and that’s the one for journalists,” asserted Cuomo on Thursday

“I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the ‘n-word’ for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity. That’s what ‘fake news’ is to a journalist,” Cuomo said.

Late last year, as the presidential election was coming to an end, the Washington Post launched a full on attack against anyone who dared question the establishment narrative — the term ‘fake news’ was born.

For weeks, the Post and other outlets waged war on supposed ‘Fake News’ outlets even going so far as to put out an arbitrary list of dozens of sites they deemed ‘fake’ — including the Free Thought Project.

After their attempt to weaponize news blew up in their face in the form of a myriad of cease and desists, and the resultant shit show spawning from mainstream media referring to each other as ‘fake news’, the Washington Post then attempted to take the high ground and “retire the tainted term ‘fake news.’”

However, it was too late. After being caught peddling their own ‘Fake News’, the term was co-opted by those calling out the mainstream media for their blatant lies and disinformation — Donald Trump even jumped on board.

Of course, the term ‘Fake News’ has become so bastardized that it essentially lost what little substance it ever had. On the right, Trump has no problem labeling everything critical of him as fake news, while on the left — we see the same scenario unfolding with Media Matters and the like.

The reality is that corporate media and the establishment have been lying to the people for so long that public has no idea what to believe.

As we have reported, both the corporate mainstream on the left and right, and the White House have all been caught — multiple times in just the last few weeks — dumping lies and disinformation onto the American public

Twice in a single day, the White House put out two false stories of attacks on the US that never happened.

Kellyanne Conway -the Bowling Green massacre:Spicer saying american vessel was attacked, it was a Saudi vessel

On the day of Trump’s inauguration, CNN claimed Nancy Sinatra was “not happy” with the fact that the president and first lady’s inaugural dance would be to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” The problem? Nancy Sinatra had never said any such thing. CNN later updated the article without explaining the mistake they had made.

Instead of using facts and logic to defeat an argument, corporate media and the establishment like to employ the association fallacy and appeal to emotion by creating a red-herring and equating those who disagree with them to this red-herring.

http://www.activistpost.com/2017/02/cnn-says-calling-fake-news-using-n-word.html

We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false. — William Casey (CIA Director)

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Anti-Trump Intel Black Hats Responsible For Fake Flynn Controversy That Led Him To Resign

All I ever needed to know about this entire Michael Flynn Rubber Tire is abundantly evident in the following CNN paragraph(s):

CNN – The Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Michael Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians, a person familiar with the matter told CNN

[…] The message was delivered by then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates. Other top intelligence officials, including James Clapper and John Brennan, were in agreement the White House should be alerted about the concerns.

Which also explains why The Washington Post was the originating source of the ‘controversy’/’fiasco’. As previously stated numerous times, The Washington Post is the official leak-outlet for the political arm of the CIA. And the most politicized of all agents ever inside the CIA was John Brennan – a communist black hat extraordinaire.

So, swamp reviewers can begin to see how this Rubber Tire was constructed.

The political agents within the “intelligence community”, ie. the Big Black Hats, took the position that General Michael Flynn must have lied to Vice President Pence because their interpretation of the phone call they intercepted was that Flynn did give some form (context and actual communication unknown) of forward assurance to the Russian emissary that a Trump administration would not approach the Russian Sanction issue (which, we should remember, is based on a non-existent vast Russian election hacking conspiracy) the same way as the Obama administration.

To wit, the pre-inagural Trump intelligence community, politically motivated as they were, alerted President-elect Trump (through Sally Yates) that their opinion (baseline that Flynn lied) was such that Flynn had now opened himself up for blackmail from the Russians.

A convenient, albeit typical and transparently political, divide and conquer strategy that holds all the fingerprints of chief schemer and manipulator John Brennan.

Whereas John Brennan constructs a false dichotomy, a useful parsel-tongue narrative, to put a wedge between President-elect Trump, Vice-President-elect Pence, and NSA Director Flynn, when/if it becomes most politically useful to deploy.

As in, when they become President Trump and Vice-President Pence.

The space between the FBI (who reviewed transcript and said no structural communication content seemed to be a ‘Logan issue’), and what the CIA can construct (their opinion is, Logan issue or not, Flynn’s a fibber), is the useful space where leaked differences of opinion to the media can create the controversy.

The black hats within intel (Hired by the Bigger Hats) then take lead from the Big exiting Black Hats and tell President Trump as long as their exiting intel position is that Flynn has misconstrued the conversation, well, they can no longer brief the President about sensitive matters of national security because there’s a compromise (Flynn) within the room.

Rightly or wrongly, the remaining intel can hide behind the former parsel-tongue policy interpretations and refuse to support the Trump admin.

Regardless of whether VP Pence or POTUS Trump accept that Flynn misled, so long as intel quackers have plausible deniability to sell their belief he did there will always be an ongoing issue.

Within the context of Potus and VPotus accepting these same quacking voices will continue leaking to their official outlet, The Washington Post, about the ongoing internal dynamics of the schism within the intel briefing disagreement standard, there is no upside to continue fighting on Flynn’s behalf.

http://archive.is/IRSuJ

http://www.infowars.com/anti-trump-intel-black-hats-responsible-for-fake-flynn-controversy/