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Russian Military Plane Carrying 14 Downed - Did France, Israel Or Syria Shoot?

There is uncertainty over the disappearance of a Russian military aircraft with 14 people on board which was flying over Syria when it apparently went down.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37352-Russian-Military-Plane-Carrying-14-Downed-Did-France-Israel-Or-Syria-Shoot

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Teacher Sexted 100 Kids on Facebook, Molested Dozens Near Brooklyn

There's news tonight coming out of the Brooklyn, New York area, where a teacher from Leon M. Goldstein High School for Sciences in Manhattan Beach is facing charges for sexually enticing over 100 students to make child pornography.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37716-Teacher-Sexted-100-Kids-on-Facebook-Molested-Dozens-Near-Brooklyn

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Georgia - Teacher Sent 14-Year-Old boys Nude Pics Of Herself

A substitute teacher in Georgia has been arrested after she sent inappropriate messages and nude photographs of herself to "several" 14-year-old students. 35-year-old Amanda Lenea Pardue has been charged by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors and electronic pornography and child exploitation.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37602-Georgia-Teacher-Sent-14-Year-Old-boys-Nude-Pics-Of-Herself

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Melania Trump Slams Dems, Media For Their Lies To Discredit Her Husband

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37682-Melania-Trump-Slams-Dems-Media-For-Their-Lies-To-Discredit-Her-Husband

She has been the epitome of dignity and grace starting from the heated presidential campaign period all through the tough times during her husband’s young presidency. Everything, it seems, has been thrown her way, and most times she simply chose to ignore negativity. But First Lady Melania Trump is done with just being quiet. She has had enough, and she’s ready to fight back.

Melania, known for being soft-spoken and gracious, has finally strongly slammed the media and the Democrats for lying about President Donald Trump and his supporters. The first lady expressed her views in a fundraising memo to GOP supporters.

The first lady wrote: “Democrats and the opposition media are doing everything they possibly can to discredit Donald with false accusations by spreading their fake news and making it appear that he does not have the support of America’s voters.”

Melania also asks supporters to sign a pledge to her husband. The memo was distributed by the Republican National Committee.

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Obama 2016: Trump Will Destroy Economy - Obama 2018: I Deserve Credit For Trump Economy

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36531-Obama-2016-Trump-Will-Destroy-Economy-Obama-2018-I-Deserve-Credit-For-Trump-Economy

Two things I have always appreciated about 2012 Presidential Candidate Mr Mitt Romney. Firstly, during an interview with BBC World at the time of his presidential campaign, he mentioned that he had read ‘Guns, Germs and Steel’ over the summer, the excellent non-fiction history book about the European colonisation of America by Jared Diamond, the professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, which is one of my favourite reads of all time.

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Hacker gets a whopping 14 years in prison for running Scan4You service

Ruslan Bondars, a 37-year-old man from Latvia was sentenced to a whopping 14 years in prison for facilitating cybercrime by creating and running a service named Scan4You that allowed malware authors to check the detection rates of their malicious code.

In the infosec industry, Scan4You is what security researchers and malware authors refer to as a "counter-anti-virus" or a "no-distribute-scanner."

Scan4You works similar to Google's legitimate VirusTotal web service, in the way that it aggregates scan engines from multiple antivirus vendors and allows a user to check files against multiple antivirus programs at the same time. The only difference is that Scan4You does not allow the antivirus engines to report results back to vendors, keeping malware detections only for itself.

Malware authors have been using services like Scan4You for years as a way to test malware before they launch it into real-world campaigns, fine-tuning their code to avoid detections.

more here:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-gets-a-whopping-14-years-in-prison-for-running-scan4you-service/

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T-Mobile Reveals Plans for 5G Home Internet, Possibility of Opening Up Phone Hotspots

Verizon is days way from firing up its 5G Home internet service and now T-Mobile has quietly announced its own plans for a similar service. In a prepared statement to the FCC, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert laid out the general goals for T-Mobile with 5G as a home broadband option that can compete with Comcast and Charter.

Sievert was sharing some of T-Mobile’s plans should they be allowed to merge with Sprint and create New T-Mobile. He explained that most people in the US have few options when it comes to in-home internet and that their choices often include high prices and slow internet speeds. With T-Mobile’s 5G, they expect that they’ll be able to cover millions of US households, offer internet as fast as wired solutions, and create a competitive environment that lowers prices.

more here:

https://www.droid-life.com/2018/09/22/t-mobile-5g-home-internet-wireless/

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Clouldflare and Google Will Help Sync the Internet's Clocks—and Make You Safer

Cryptography schemes are complicated to understand and implement. A lot of things can go wrong. But when it comes to web encryption, a surprising number errors actually stem from a straightforward and seemingly basic mechanism: timekeeping.

Synced clocks in operating systems may make digital timekeeping look easy, but it takes a lot of work behind the scenes, and doesn't always solve problems online. The internet's decentralized nature means that the clocks behind every web browser and web application can actually have major discrepancies, which in turn can undermine security protections. In a step toward addressing these inconsistencies, the internet infrastructure firm Cloudflare will now support a free timekeeping protocol known as Roughtime, which helps synchronize the internet's clocks and validate timestamps.

more here:

https://www.wired.com/story/clouldflare-google-roughtime-sync-clocks-security/

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Devil May Cry 5 lets you upgrade characters with microtransactions

Devil May Cry 5 is a direct sequel in the acclaimed franchise and takes place years later with a new set of characters. Aside from the new characters, it appears that Capcom is employing new business practices as well. According to a report by GameSpot, players can purchase "Red Orbs" with real money to level-up their heroes. The outlet said, "we discovered that players will have the option to spend real money to accrue more orbs if they wish to expedite the upgrade process and beef up Dante earlier than usual."

Game Director Hideaki Itsuno said the following when asked about the microtransactions which allowed players to become stronger. Gamers may remember similar microtransactions in Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition.

>With giving people the ability to purchase Red Orbs, it's something we want to give people as an option. If they want to save time and just want to get all the stuff at once, those people can do that. But on the other hand I don't feel you have to get all the moves. You should be able to play it the way you want to play it.

more here:

https://www.windowscentral.com/devil-may-cry-5-lets-you-upgrade-characters-money

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Atlus Comments on Project Re Fantasy, Envisions Game as “what if” Tolkien-made Fantasy World

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything regarding Atlus’ new Studio Zero-made fantasy RPG, Project Re Fantasy. We’ve finally gotten some kind of update, and while details are scant the game sounds like quite the undertaking.

Project Re Fantasy producer and director Katsura Hashino said while “the story setting is shaping up well,” it’s a massive undertaking as they’re building a totally new world – news from an IGN Japan livestream at this year’s Tokyo Game Show

Hashino likened the game’s scope and scale to something like a “what if” scenario – saying “if Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings author and creator, J. R. R. Tolkien) were still alive today, what kind of fantasy world would he make” after he had “seen the modern world.”

more here:

https://nichegamer.com/2018/09/22/atlus-comments-on-project-re-fantasy-envisions-game-as-what-if-tolkien-made-fantasy-world/

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Pence to Obama: Economy Booming Because Trump Administration Rolling Back Failed Obama Policies

Vice President Mike Pence had a message for former President Barack Obama at the Values Voter Summit Saturday: the American economy is booming because the Trump administration is rolling back Obama administration policies.

“It’s been two years of promises made and promises kept, and we’re just getting started,” Pence told the conference audience in Washington, DC. He cited more than four million jobs created since President Donald Trump took office, record low black and Hispanic unemployment, wages rising at the fastest pace in a decade, and the highest middle class income in recorded history.

Pence said this did not just happen, but, rather, it happened because the American people made a choice in 2016. He compared the Obama administration with Trump’s administration. He said the last administration stifled the country under red tape and declared war on American energy, whereas, “Under President Trump, the war on coal and American energy is over.”

The vice president said the last administration raised taxes while the Trump administration passed the largest tax cuts in American history. “That’s promises made and promises kept,” said Pence, who added that under Trump, they cut out the core of Obamacare: “The individual mandate is gone.”

more here:

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/22/pence-obama-economy-booming-trump-admin-rolling-back-failed-obama-policies/

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Christine Blasey Ford, accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, agrees to Senate testimony

Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor at the center of a sexual assault accusation against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has agreed to testify to representatives of the Senate Judiciary Committee sometime next week, her lawyers said on Saturday.

Although details are still being worked out, Ford's appearance would put an end to a stalemate that's lasted for several days, and engulfed Kavanaugh's nomination in a firestorm of controversy. This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking lawmaker threatened to advance a vote as early as Monday, in an ultimatum meant to compel Ford to tell her side of the story.

In a letter, Ford's lawyers suggested several sticking points remained before their client would appear. The letter blasted the committee's proposals for Ford's testimony as "fundamentally inconsistent with the committee's promise of a fair, impartial investigation into her allegations, and we are disappointed with the leaks and the bullying that have tainted the process," wrote Debra Katz and Lisa Banks.

However, "we are hopeful that we can reach agreement on details," they added.

more here:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/22/christine-blasey-ford-accuser-of-supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaugh-agrees-to-testify-to-key-senate-members-details-to-be-worked-out.html

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Google staffers wanted to manipulate search results to combat Trump's travel ban, emails show

Google is in the spotlight after internal emails show conversations between employees highlighting a desire to manipulate search results on the heels of President Trump’s controversial travel ban in order to mute conservative viewpoints and push ways to combat the ban.

Like many Silicon Valley titans, Google has drawn the ire of conservatives who feel right-leaning views are condemned from within. But internal company emails made public by Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday appear to show employees wanted to curate Google's algorithm to boost left-leaning political views on immigration.

more here:

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/09/21/google-staffers-wanted-to-manipulate-search-results-to-combat-trumps-travel-ban-emails-show.html

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EU leaders 'almost unanimous' for second Brexit vote: Malta PM

There is "almost unanimous" backing among European Union leaders for Britain to hold another referendum on Brexit, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Thursday.

"We would like the almost impossible to happen, that the UK has another referendum," Muscat told BBC radio.

"I think most of us would welcome a situation where there is the possibility of the British people putting things into perspective, seeing what has been negotiated, seeing the options, and then deciding once and for all."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/eu-leaders-almost-unanimous-second-brexit-vote-malta-084705802.html

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Multiple Dead at Aberdeen, Maryland Rite Aid Mass Shooting by Female Gunman

A tragic scene occurred on Thursday at a Rite Aid warehouse center near Aberdeen, Maryland, which left "multiple fatalities" and countless wounded victims, law enforcement officials said.

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler called the shooting a "tragic event,” in a scene of terror that broke out just 55 miles to the north of Baltimore.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37520-Multiple-Dead-at-Aberdeen-Maryland-Rite-Aid-Mass-Shooting-by-Female-Gunman

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Germany – Munich Mayor Kicks Off Oktoberfest (Video)

The 185th Oktoberfest, known locally as the ‘Wiesn’ was kicked off in the Bavarian capital, Munich, when Mayor Dieter Reiter started the first keg of beer with just two blows of the hammer at the opening ceremony.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37725-Germany-Munich-Mayor-Kicks-Off-Oktoberfest-Video

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Alaska - Outcry Amid Violent Sex Criminal Given No Jail

The Alaska Department of Law is defending their actions regarding what basically amounted to "a pass" for a man indicted on charges related to threatening a woman's life and choking her unconscious before raping her. 34-year-old Justin Scott Schneider will do no jail time, but the plea deal that allows this has caused reverberations across the nation.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37713-Alaska-Outcry-Amid-Violent-Sex-Criminal-Given-No-Jail

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Anon At 8chan Theorize Regarding Cody Wilson Sexual Assault Charges

Traci Lords was 15 when she debuted in the porn world. Apparently, she lied about her age and produced fake ID in order to get the job. This didn't help the owners of X-Citement Video, Inc. who were arrested. Evidently, the fact that Traci had lied and had believable identification wasn't enough. I bring this up because Cody Williams, the head of Defense Distributed is currently on the run after being charged in relation to what is being called "child sexual assault" by Wired, CBS News and other sources.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37729-Anon-At-8chan-Theorize-Regarding-Cody-Wilson-Sexual-Assault-Charges

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Canada Election – Liberal Leader Couillard Caught Unaware Of Grocery Cost

The last time we mentioned this hard-boiled fact was only a few weeks ago when progressive New York Gubernatorial candidate Ms Cynthia Nixon got caught. If you’re a politician, never ever be shown eating weird food or getting asked about the price of food as your actions or answers will simply show voters how out of touch with hem you really are.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37709-Canada-Election-Liberal-Leader-Couillard-Caught-Unaware-Of-Grocery-Cost

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Iran Blames US For Military Parade Attack That Killed 24 (Video)

Several terrorist gunmen took aim at a military parade in Iran this morning, killing at least 24 people and injuring over 50. According to Iranian state media, the attackers were able to kill so many as they were themselves wearing military uniforms and it took some time for the security forces to figure out where the gunfire was coming from.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37714-Iran-Blames-US-For-Military-Parade-Attack-That-Killed-24-Video

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Tokyo Wants to End LGBT Discrimination by 2020 Olympics

Tokyo, and Japan in general, has been making major strides in making the city a more LGBT-inclusive place with various programs including housing, government programs, and even marriage in certain districts. Now, the city is hoping that the city will be free of LGBT discrimination by the 2020 Olympics with a new ordinance. The city’s government introduced the piece of legislation on September 19 that includes measures to end discrimination.

So, how will it do this? A major component will be education and raising awareness for residents to better understand the LGBT community.

https://globalcocktails.com/tokyo-wants-to-end-lgbt-discrimination-by-2020-olympics/

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Former Google CEO predicts the internet will split in two — and one part will be led by China

Eric Schmidt, who has been the CEO of Google and executive chairman of its parent company, Alphabet, predicts that within the next decade there will be two distinct internets: one led by the U.S. and the other by China.

Schmidt shared his thoughts at a private event in San Francisco on Wednesday night convened by investment firm Village Global VC. The firm enlists tech luminaries — including Schmidt, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Diane Green — as limited partners, then invests their money into early-stage tech ventures.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/20/eric-schmidt-ex-google-ceo-predicts-internet-split-china.html

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Missouri - 84-Year-Old Woman With Dementia Repeatedly Raped in Nursing Home

An 84-year old woman with dementia was allegedly repeatedly raped at a suburban St. Louis nursing home.

The woman’s daughter, Vivian Colette Green, made the allegation in a $1 billion lawsuit she and her siblings filed on Thursday in St. Louis County Circuit Court against Christian Care Home.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37708-Missouri-84-Year-Old-Woman-With-Dementia-Repeatedly-Raped-in-Nursing-Home

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Australia – Food Gig Economy Contracts (Uber Eats, Deliveroo) Under Fire

The food gig economy in Victoria consists of hundreds of food delivery riders contracted to jobs online, similar to the way Uber contracts out its fares to independent drivers. In fact, Uber Eats is one of those online jobs where users can sign up to become food deliverers. The gig may be up for the food economy though now that it has become the focus of an inquiry after reports of widespread underpayment and poor treatment surfaced.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37707-Australia-Food-Gig-Economy-Contracts-Uber-Eats-Deliveroo-Under-Fire

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Rihanna Appointed As Her Country’s Ambassador For Investment and Tourism

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37688-Rihanna-Appointed-As-Her-Country-s-Ambassador-For-Investment-and-Tourism

Mottley also clarifies that while Rihanna will not be formally accredited to another country, her tasks as Ambassador would include being in charge of bringing investments. She is also expected to encourage and promote education and tourism in her home country.

The 30-year-old music sensation with such hits as “Bitch Better Have My Money” grew up in a troubled home in Barbados. She was propelled to superstardom after visiting US producer Evan Rogers who easily recognized her musical talents.

Rihanna has since lived primarily in Los Angeles and New York. Her phenomenal success includes scoring 14 number-one singles on the US Billboard chart, in the elite company only of such artists as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Mariah Carey.

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Fake Education Holland? - “9/11 Was Not A Terrorist Attack” Taught In School

A Dutch columnist for conservative newspaper “De Stentor” named Ms Phaedra Werkhoven has been met with online fury when she criticized a school teacher who had declared in class that he didn’t believe 9/11 was a terrorist attack at all.

In her column entitled ‘fake onderwijs’ (English ‘fake education’), Ms Werkhoven claims that science should be a place for facts and not speculation and condemned her daughter's biology teacher who goes to school in Zutphen as the man had explained during a class that, according to him, ‘9/11 was not a terrorist attack at all.’

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37444-Fake-Education-Holland-9-11-Was-Not-A-Terrorist-Attack-Taught-In-School

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China said to call off trade talks as tariff war escalates: WSJ

China has cancelled planned trade discussions with the U.S. as both sides escalate their dispute in the wake of a new round of tariffs, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump slapped a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods ahead of scheduled trade talks with Beijing, targeting 10 percent duties on $200 billion of goods. While the two camps were scheduled to meet in order to dial back tensions, The Journal reported on Friday that China rescinded a proposal to send two delegations to Washington.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/21/china-said-to-call-off-trade-talks-as-tariff-war-escalates-wsj.html

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Brexit – PM May’s Refusal To Stand Down Sinks British Pound

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37702-Brexit-PM-May-s-Refusal-To-Stand-Down-Sinks-British-Pound

Ms. May stated: "Throughout this process, I have treated the EU with nothing but respect. The UK expects the same, a good relationship at the end of this process depends on it.

"At this late stage in the negotiations, it is not acceptable to simply reject the other side's proposals without a detailed explanation and counterproposals."

The UK Prime Minister, who knows that a new election is in the works if she doesn’t deliver a workable agreement with the EU, said "no-one wants a good deal more than me", adding: "But the EU should be clear: I will not overturn the result of the referendum. Nor will I break up my country."

With this last point, she referred to the Ireland-Northern Ireland border solution for Brexit, one of the main sticking points left.

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France – Muslim Rapper Cancels ‘Jihad’ Concert At 2015 Parisian ISIS Attack Concert Hall Bataclan

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37700-France-Muslim-Rapper-Cancels-Jihad-Concert-At-2015-Parisian-ISIS-Attack-Concert-Hall-Bataclan

The French are known as staunch defenders of free speech, but when right-wing groups were informed that Muslim rapper Médine wanted to perform both his ‘Jihad’ (holy war) and ‘Bataclan’ albums in the Parisian Bataclan concert hall and had already started selling tickets, they were quick to launch massive protests.

The Bataclan concert hall was where a group of ISIS terrorists killed most of the 130 people during the 2015 November Paris attacks.

While the Eagles of Death Metal were playing a sold-out concert, 4 attackers shot the innocent victims who tried desperately to flee.

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Extreme Biohacking – Rise Of The Immortal Overlords

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37699-Extreme-Biohacking-Rise-Of-The-Immortal-Overlords

It was Ray Kurzweil who famously forecasted in his turn of the century futuristic novel ‘the singularity is near: when humans transcend biology’ that biohacking and life extension was at hand as soon as AI could combine all human intelligence, aka the moment of singularity.

Although AI Is not a reality yet some two decades later, extreme biohacking (the improvement of the human body through technology and medicine) is already all the rage in Silicon Valley.

Though the state-of-the-art platforms on which cures and upgrades can be ordered are still very secretive, it is an established fact that Mr. Bill Maris, the founding CEO of Google Ventures, Alphabet’s venture-capital arm, convinced CEO Larry Page and president Sergey Brin back in 2013 to launch Calico, Google’s billion-dollar, super-secret effort to cure aging and ‘defy death,’ which was the start of the bio-hack culture.

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‘Chequers’ Brexit Is Dead - Steve Bannon Claims Boris Johnson Should Now Become UK PM

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37590-Chequers-Brexit-Is-Dead-Steve-Bannon-Claims-Boris-Johnson-Should-Now-Become-UK-PM

The rejection by the EU of PM Theresa May’s ‘Chequers’ Brexit proposal means that the Tory party now has only a few weeks left to come up with an alternative. Criticism is mounting from all sides on Ms. May and the call for her to step aside will only grow louder as she decided to hang on for dear life to her doomed plan even though all those around her warned it would ultimately lead to failure.

A vocal critic of Ms. May, former White House Chief Strategist Mr. Steve Bannon, claims that now the choice is easy and Mr. Boris Johnson, the UK’s former Foreign Secretary of State, should be allowed to step up to the plate and become the country’s new PM who handles Brexit with the EU.

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Cheat and you'll get away with it': Canadian athletes sound off on WADA decision to reinstate Russia

>Beckie Scott, Denny Morrison and other Olympians slam anti-doping agency

Canadian athletes are not mincing their words when it comes to the World Anti-Doping Agency's decision to reinstate Russia's drug-testing program after a nearly three-year suspension over its widespread, state-sponsored doping scheme.

"I'm profoundly disappointed," Canadian Olympian Beckie Scott said Thursday of RUSADA's reinstatement. "I feel this was an opportunity for WADA and they have dealt a devastating blow to clean sport. I'm quite dismayed."

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/canadian-athletes-wada-reinstatement-1.4832041

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France's Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over ISIS tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen voiced outrage on Thursday (Sept 20) after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for having posted pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group on Twitter.

Ms Le Pen shared the gruesome images in December 2015, a few weeks after ISIS militants killed 130 people in attacks in Paris, sparking widespread condemnation in France.

The 50-year-old leader of the National Rally (formerly National Front), who lost to Mr Emmanuel Macron in last year's presidential vote, was stripped of her parliamentary immunity over the pictures and charged with circulating messages that "incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity".

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/frances-marine-le-pen-ordered-to-undergo-psychiatric-tests-over-isis-tweets

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Virginia - Rare Two-Headed Snake Spotted in Resident’s Backyard

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37684-Virginia-Rare-Two-Headed-Snake-Spotted-in-Resident-s-Backyard

The post has since been shared more than 1,000 times and generated 600 reactions as of Friday afternoon.

Still, there are social media users who were quick to question the authenticity of the post. The department, however, gave assurances that the photos and video were both “very real.”’

The department even told a local media: “Absolutely not a fake! We assure you, it’s very real and was shedding its skin.”

Two-head snakes develop similarly to the case of Siamese twins when an embryo does not properly split into two.

According to the National Geographic, two-headed snakes are rare and commonly do not survive for long in the wild. As far as snakes are concerned, the dictum “two heads are better than one” does not apply to them. Such rare genetic abnormality can, in fact, hinder the snake’s ability to catch prey.

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UK schoolboy dies after classmate puts cheese down shirt

A UK schoolboy died from an allergic reaction after another student threw cheese down his shirt, an inquest has heard.

Karanbir Cheema, 13, was severely allergic to wheat, gluten, all dairy products, eggs and all nuts, the UK’s Telegraph reports.

The London student went into cardiac arrest after suffering from an anaphylactic reaction at his school on June 28.

He was taken to hospital where he died 10 days later.

Giving evidence at the inquest, Kieran Oppatt – who was the first paramedic on the scene – said he was told by school staff that “perhaps someone had chased the patient with cheese and had proceeded to throw it down his T-shirt”, The Independent reports.

https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/09/20/14/54/uk-schoolboy-dies-after-classmate-puts-cheese-down-his-shirt

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Ireland to offer free abortions after ban's repeal

Ireland plans to provide women with free legal abortions, Health Minister Simon Harris confirmed this week.

Just months after the country voted overwhelmingly to repeal a restrictive abortion ban from its constitution, Harris is said to be drafting a new law to allow free legal abortions to be provided to women in the country, NPR reports.

According to the publication, the law is expected to be submitted to the legislature as soon as next month and could be enacted by January 2019.

https://thehill.com/policy/international/407729-ireland-to-offer-free-abortions

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Mueller investigating Russian payments made by Trump Tower meeting organizers

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating millions of dollars paid between two organizers of the Trump Tower meeting that involved Donald Trump Jr., top Trump campaign aides and a Russian lawyer who promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

BuzzFeed News reports that Mueller's team is examining $3.3 million in payments between Aras Agalarov — a real estate developer and Russian billionaire with close ties to both President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin — and Agalarov's longtime employee, Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze.

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/407788-mueller-investigating-russian-payments-made-amid-trump-tower-meeting

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Dystopian Future Fat Shaming As Insurer Links Policy To Fitness Tracker

The Big Brother state is officially on after one of the largest life insurance providers in North America explained it would no longer offer life insurance policies that do not include digital fitness tracking. Yes, you heard that right, insurer John Hancock wants to link your health data through wearable devices such as a smartwatch.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37603-Dystopian-Future-Fat-Shaming-As-Insurer-Links-Policy-To-Fitness-Tracker

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UK - Teenagers Fight Each Other With Machetes In Luton Shopping Mall (Video)

Shopping centre ‘The Mall’ in Luton was the scene of a sickening knife fight between teens who tried to stab each other with machetes while leaving a trail of blood on the floor back in January of this year.

The attack was recorded both on the shopping centre's CCTV and on many of the shoppers' mobile phones. It was all played to a judge at Luton Crown Court today who sent the threesome to jail for varying sentences.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37617-UK-Teenagers-Fight-Each-Other-With-Machetes-In-Luton-Shopping-Mall-Video

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Salvini To Migrant Rescue Ship “Go Wherever You Want, But Not To Italy”

Migrant rescue ship Aquarius, which three months ago was at the centre of a row between Italy, France and Spain as to where it could unload hundreds of migrants rescued at sea, was today seeking a safe haven for 11 migrants it says were saved off the Libyan coast again.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37621-Salvini-To-Migrant-Rescue-Ship-Go-Wherever-You-Want-But-Not-To-Italy

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Kenyan girls forced into sex in exchange for sanitary products

>Research by Unicef finds 65 per cent of females in the Kibera slum had traded sex for sanitary pads

Girls in Kenya are forced to have in sex in exchange for sanitary products due to the prevalence of period poverty and the shame, stigma and public health misinformation which surrounds menstruation.

New exclusive research by Unicef found 65 per cent of females in the Kibera slum – an area of the capital of Nairobi which is the largest urban slum in Africa – had traded sex for sanitary pads.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/kenya-girls-sex-sanitary-products-pads-period-poverty-a8533081.html

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Germany Elections - Shock As AfD Now Second Biggest Party In ‘DeutschlandTrend’ Poll

The Bavarian regional elections to be held on 14 October could turn into another nightmare for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government.

The official DeutschlandTrend (the national broadcaster ARD’s daily news) poll released this morning showed that the anti-immigrant rightwing AfD, which is blasted by both governing parties CDU (Ms Merkel’s conservatives) and SPD (Mr Schulz’ socialists) has now become the second largest party in the country should national elections be held this Sunday.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37607-Germany-Elections-Shock-As-AfD-Now-Second-Biggest-Party-In-DeutschlandTrend-Poll

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Mexico - AMLO Refuses To Use Presidential Plane, Leaving Him Stuck For 4 Hours

Mr. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known locally as AMLO, was elected as new Mexican president on a platform promising austerity and thus he selected yesterday to sit out the 4-hour delay on a commercial flight rather than to opt using the presidential plane.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37604-Mexico-AMLO-Refuses-To-Use-Presidential-Plane-Leaving-Him-Stuck-For-4-Hours

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Brazil Election - Economist, BBC Signal Renewed Attacks On Bolsonaro

The grace period which is to be respected when a presidential candidate of a major nation survives an assassination attempt is officially over now that magazine The Economist and the leftwing British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) both renewed their attacks on the leading candidate for the Brazilian presidential election, Mr. Jair Bolsonaro.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37601-Brazil-Election-Economist-BBC-Signal-Renewed-Attacks-On-Bolsonaro

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Australia - PM Morrison Defends Billions In Additional Funding For Catholic Schools

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37594-Australia-PM-Morrison-Defends-Billions-In-Additional-Funding-For-Catholic-Schools

On Thursday already, Mr. Morrison and the country’s education minister Mr. Dan Tehan had unveiled a package of $4.6bn of additional funding to be setup over the next 10 years for Catholic and independent schools. The opposition Labor party has blamed Mr. Morrison for creating a “slush fund” for his preferred voters.

Defending his plan, the prime minister did interview rounds today, claiming that the funding would mostly help “drought-affected areas” and “Catholic schools in less-fortunate areas”, suggesting it would top up funding after “the Catholic system makes its decision about how it spreads its resources”.

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The bugs we need — bees, ladybugs, butterflies — appear to be dying off, scientists say

A staple of summer – swarms of bugs – seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried.

Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of summer — native bees, moths, butterflies, ladybugs, lovebugs, mayflies and fireflies — appear to be less abundant.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4468234/insect-declines-study/

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France - Paris Eiffel Tower Souvenirs Selling African Gangs Raided - 20 Tonnes Seized

If you’re one of those that’s only been to Paris once for a romantic weekend away, then you’re sure to have seen the many illegal street vendors who try and get you to buy miniature Eiffel Towers, the smallest ones are mostly sold for 1€. The closer you get to the iconic landmark, the more vendors you encounter. People eager to take some of that Parisian magic back home with them buy one and don’t think about it twice.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37489-France-Paris-Eiffel-Tower-Souvenirs-Selling-African-Gangs-Raided-20-Tonnes-Seized

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Iran dismisses U.S. offer of talks, says Washington broke last deal

Iran hit back at a U.S. offer of negotiations on Thursday, saying Washington had violated the terms of the last big deal they agreed, the 2015 nuclear accord.

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of that nuclear accord - which curbed Iran’s atomic activities in return for sanctions relief - in May, saying it did not go far enough.

The U.S. special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, said on Wednesday that Washington now wanted to negotiate a treaty that included Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its regional behavior.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-zarif-usa/iran-dismisses-u-s-offer-of-talks-says-washington-broke-last-deal-idUSKCN1M01XN

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More than 200 feared dead as Tanzania ferry sinks in Lake Victoria

>The ferry, which is believed to have been severely overloaded, capsized after an "accident" metres away from an island dock.

More than 200 people are feared to have died after a ferry sunk in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, a senior local official said.

At least 44 people have been confirmed dead, Ukerewe District Commission Colonel Lucas Magembe said.

And 37 others have been rescued, John Mongella, Mwanza's commissioner said.

The rescue mission has been halted until dawn on Friday.

Another official said the vessel was only meant for 100 people but was overloaded and had more than 400 people on board.

https://news.sky.com/story/more-than-200-feared-dead-as-tanzania-ferry-sinks-in-lake-victoria-11503613

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Mexico's president-elect grounded on commercial plane for hours

Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador still plans to sell the presidential jet after spending three hours grounded on a commercial plane.

Mr López Obrador vowed to press ahead with his plans despite being stuck on the tarmac because of heavy rain.

"I won't get on the presidential plane," he said from his seat on the commercial aircraft on Wednesday.

The left-wing leader, who won the presidential election by a landslide in July, will be sworn in in December.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45596480

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UK - Iranian Father Sobs In British Court Explaining “Virginity Test” For Daughter

At the second day of the by now infamous ‘virginity test’ trial, Mr Ali Safaraei, the Iranian father accused of marching his daughter to a UK doctor asking her to perform a virginity test (see our related coverage) because she had a secret boyfriend, sobbed in the Crown Court as he claimed he only wanted to check if the boy had raped her.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37493-UK-Iranian-Father-Sobs-In-British-Court-Explaining-Virginity-Test-For-Daughter

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Typhoon fighters launch from Scotland to intercept Russian bombers ignoring Air Traffic Control

Typhoon jets sortied from RAF Lossiemouth to monitor two Russian bombers approaching UK airspace.

The Russian Blackjack long-range bombers were not talking to air traffic control, making them a hazard to all other aviation, say the Ministry of Defence.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

“Once again the rapid reactions of our RAF have demonstrated how vital our Armed Forces are in protecting Britain.”

According to a release received in the last hour, the RAF worked closely with NATO partners to monitor the jets as they passed through a variety of international airspace before they were intercepted by the RAF over the North Sea.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/typhoon-fighters-launch-from-scotland-to-intercept-russian-bombers-ignoring-air-traffic-control/

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House of Commons unanimously votes to call Myanmar Rohingya killings a genocide

In a rare show of unanimity, MPs on Thursday agreed to call the campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya in Myanmar an act of genocide.

Liberal MP Andrew Leslie, who is parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs, rose following question period to present a motion asking for unanimous consent among MPs from all parties to recognize as a genocide the killings, which began last summer, and to call for the generals and leaders responsible to be prosecuted for the crime under international law.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4470455/canada-declares-myanmar-rohingya-genocide/

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Ticketmaster Has Its Own Secret 'Scalping Program,' Canadian Journalists Report

A team of Canadian journalists — from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a public radio and television broadcaster, and the Toronto Star newspaper — reported on Wednesday that Ticketmaster, the live-event box office behemoth, has developed a secret tool called TradeDesk that assists professional "scalpers" to resell tickets in ways that would seem to violate Ticketmaster's own rules — and from which Ticketmaster would ostensibly benefit.

Two of the journalists went undercover with hidden cameras and posed as professional resellers to attend Ticket Summit 2018, a trade convention held in July at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. A CBC journalist also obtained access to an online video conference demonstration of the TradeDesk platform back in March.

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/20/649666928/ticketmaster-has-its-own-secret-scalping-program-canadian-journalists-report

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All 27 EU leaders believe Theresa May's Brexit trade plan 'will not work’

>Council president Donald Tusk says member states agree the proposals would harm single market

A discussion of Theresa May’s Chequers Brexit trade plan by the 27 EU leaders resulted in “everybody” agreeing that the proposal “will not work”, the president of the European Council has said.

Speaking at the end of the Salzburg summit Donald Tusk told reporters that a planned November summit to finalise a deal might not happen and that the Council would decide in October “whether conditions are there to call an extra summit”.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-talks-latest-eu-no-deal-chequers-plan-theresa-may-emmanuel-macron-edited-a8547076.html

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Emmanuel Macron calls Brexit campaign leaders 'liars', in extraordinary attack

>'Those who explain that we can easily live without Europe, that everything is going to be alright, and that it's going to bring a lot of money home, are liars'

Emmanuel Macron has branded the leaders of the campaign for Brexit “liars”, in an extraordinary attack at the close of the Salzburg summit.

The Leave victory was “pushed by those who predicted easy solutions”, the French president said, adding: “Those people are liars. They left the next day so they didn’t have to manage it.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-talks-latest-eu-emmanuel-macron-brexiteer-liars-no-deal-a8547146.html

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UK - Establishment Wants To Send Tommy Robinson Back To Prison, Again (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37573-UK-Establishment-Wants-To-Send-Tommy-Robinson-Back-To-Prison-Again-Video

The UK political activist known by the pseudonym Tommy Robinson is back in the crosshairs of the British government, or perhaps he never left? Robinson took to his YouTube channel to provide an update to his trial which is set to take place on September 27. "Can you believe that?" Robinson asked his viewers. "I am being taken to the highest court in this land, the highest most senior court, a court that's used to hearing terrorism charges, some of the most high-profile murders in Britain, and now it's going to face the trial of Tommy Robinson who spoke through his iPhone and got people information that was already in the public domain."

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Report Hits Out At YouTube Calling It A Breeding Ground For Rightwing Radicalism

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37556-Report-Hits-Out-At-YouTube-Calling-It-A-Breeding-Ground-For-Rightwing-Radicalism

The Guardian's real motivation for pointing out this report is to because it is uncomfortable with the fact that it is losing viewership to smaller channels on actual alternative media platforms, like YouTube. The real problem it has with the 65 YouTube channels highlighted in the report is that the left wants them silenced because they know they are losing power and there is a large void in the market for common sense, traditional, American viewpoints. It doesn't matter whether you are a liberal, conservative, progressive, or libertarian if this "alternative influence network" shows us anything it is that it is possible to have open discourse in a reasonable atmosphere with people whose opinions you may not agree with and there is nothing wrong with that.

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'A public relations nightmare': Ticketmaster recruits pros for secret scalper program

>CBC goes undercover at the industry convention in Las Vegas to expose ticket giant’s new scheme

Box-office giant Ticketmaster is recruiting professional scalpers who cheat its own system to expand its resale business and squeeze more money out of fans, a CBC News/Toronto Star investigation reveals.

In July, the news outlets sent a pair of reporters undercover to Ticket Summit 2018, a ticketing and live entertainment convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4828535

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Canada minister wears 'Keep calm and negotiate NAFTA' to Washington talks

Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, showing off her waggish side, wore a t-shirt with the words "Keep calm and negotiate NAFTA" on it to Washington for high level continental trade talks Wednesday.

The minister was spotted at the Ottawa airport late Tuesday sporting the white shirt as she walked to the gate to catch her flight. A photo was posted on Twitter.

Her spokesman Adam Austen told AFP "it was a gift from her children! She wears it all the time."

The related "Keep Calm and Carry On" slogan dates back to 1939, when the British government put it on motivational posters in preparation for World War II to reassure the public in the face of predicted mass air attacks on major cities.

https://www.france24.com/en/20180919-canada-minister-wears-keep-calm-negotiate-nafta-washington-talks

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Deep State EXPOSED in Project Veritas Undercover Sting

Project Veritas is back with the first installment in a series of undercover stings on one of America's most powerful villains, the “Deep State,” in a first of its kind masterpiece of compiled footage.

The “Deep State” is a silent but powerful force utilizing multiple columns of weapons against its target; a lying mainstream media; a broken justice system headed by fraudulent liberal judges; informants and spies within the intelligence community; and puppet politicians who work the same coordinated line of attack.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37376-Deep-State-EXPOSED-in-Project-Veritas-Undercover-Sting

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Texas - Mom Teaches ‘Bully’ Son a Lesson By Making Him Wear a “I am a Bully” Shirt

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37410-Texas-Mom-Teaches-Bully-Son-a-Lesson-By-Making-Him-Wear-a-I-am-a-Bully-Shirt

A mother from Splendora, Texas will not condone her child’s bullying ways in school but she had a rather strange way of punishing him for it, which others are claiming is tantamount to bullying, too.

The mother who insisted on being called by her first name only, Star, shared how her son was being a bully in school by calling other boys “stupid” and “idiots.”

Star disapproved of her child’s bullying ways, and to teach him a lesson, she had him go to school on Friday wearing a shirt that reads “I am a bully.”

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Files in Android Pie Update for Galaxy S9+ Point to 4 Galaxy S10 Models, One With 5G Support

The existence of particular XML documents inside the Android Pie update for Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ has Android nerds excited this morning.

You see, it’s been known for a while that “Beyond” is the codename for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10. In an analysis of system apps found inside the Pie update for Galaxy S9+, XDA stumbled across the Beyond codename, but with a few interesting variations to go with it.

Listed is beyond0, beyond1, beyond2, and beyond25g. From information provided by XDA, they believe Beyond 0 will be a Galaxy S10 with 5.8″ display and single rear-facing camera, Beyond 1 will have 5.8″ display and dual rear cameras, while Beyond 2 and Beyond 2 5G will be Galaxy S10+ models. Of course, the big news here is that there’s the potential for a Galaxy S10+ model with support for mobile 5G. We already know mobile 5G is coming, but we’ve been waiting patiently to hear from phone manufacturers when we’ll see hardware that can access it.

more here:

https://www.droid-life.com/2018/09/19/galaxy-s10-models-5g/

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Sesame Street Writer Confirms Bert And Ernie Written As Loving-Gay Couple

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37396-Sesame-Street-Writer-Confirms-Bert-And-Ernie-Written-As-Loving-Gay-Couple

If you were one of the many children who grew up watching Sesame Street, you may remember a certain puppet duo named Bert and Ernie. Now, it's always annoying when a social justice movement tries to co-opt a formerly politically neutral topic into something that it's not and that is what is happening to our dear friends Bert and Ernie. A former writer for the show Mark Saltzman said that Bert and Ernie are a gay couple, and secretly they always have been. Sesame Street released an official statement on the matter that denied Saltzman's claims the couple is gay.

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Iowa - Suspect in Mollie Tibbetts Murder Enters Not Guilty Plea

The farmhand suspected of being an illegal immigrant charged for the gruesome death of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37448-Iowa-Suspect-in-Mollie-Tibbetts-Murder-Enters-Not-Guilty-Plea

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NAFTA - White House ‘Not Amused’ As Canada’s Freeland Compared Trump To ‘Tyrant’

Earlier this year, Canadian Foreign Minister Ms. Chrystia Freeland got her nation into a spot of trouble when she decided to take a principled stand against the arrest of a Saudi national in Saudi Arabia and criticized the new Saudi ruler, Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in a tweet.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37497-NAFTA-White-House-Not-Amused-As-Canada-s-Freeland-Compared-Trump-To-Tyrant

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France - Biggest Arab Youtube Star Arrested On Multiple Rape Charges (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37409-France-Biggest-Arab-Youtube-Star-Arrested-On-Multiple-Rape-Charges-Video

This time the charges in France for events taking place in Saint-Tropez are not even the first in this country. Furthermore, the prosecutor is worried that Mr. Lamjarred will flee the country and return to Morocco after he posted bail for a whopping €175,000.

Although the judge responded that Mr. Lamjarred's bail terms prohibited him from traveling abroad, the prosecutor insisted on arresting him again, knowing full well that back in Morocco the king personally intervened with similar judicial proceedings when he was accused of similar acts in Casablanca.

The prosecutor’s office said that the latest case was "complex" and involved two "radically opposed versions of events".

The 21-year-old girl who accused Mr. Lamjarred has uploaded a video on Youtube explaining how she gets constant death threats from his fans.

In the video (in French), she says: "My name is Laura Prioul, I'm 21 years old, and it has been one year since I was physically attacked, hit and raped. For the past year, I've been hiding from the media, hiding from everyone, that everyone's been talking about me."

She recounted details of the alleged assault and described the death threats she received after her identity as the person who accused the singer was revealed online.

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Canadian Dissident Publisher Arrested For "Hate Speech"

It's not been a good year for the dissident indie press. Noted Scientology critic Arnie Lerma died this March, in May it was the editor and publisher of Feral House books, Kenn Thomas of Steamshovel is seriously ill and now in Canada Arthur George Topham is under arrest in Canada for violation of probation.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37372-Canadian-Dissident-Publisher-Arrested-For-Hate-Speech

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Homeland Security Shuts Down a Major Human Smuggling Operation in Laredo

There's positive news coming out of Laredo, Texas, where Special Agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested a tractor-trailer driver after he was caught transporting 48 illegal aliens into the United States of America.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37204-Homeland-Security-Shuts-Down-a-Major-Human-Smuggling-Operation-in-Laredo

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Facebook said to test new dating feature in Colombia with safeguards to prevent stalking

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has begun testing its new dating feature in Colombia.

This feature is focused primarily on an algorithm-powered home screen of suggested romantic matches based on everything the user decides to share, such as a free-form bio and information about workplace, education, religion, height and if they have children, according to a new report by Tech Crunch.

No swiping is involved. The opt-in feature spotlights the answers to personal questions as well as photos. Users can choose to filter their matches by distance and other criteria and see friends-of-friends as well as strangers. Profiles offer non-binary and transgender options. Users are limited to expressing interest in up to 100 people a day.

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced thedating feature in May, and since then, Facebook has focused on developing the details. With 2.2 billion users on its main social media site already, Facebook is posing a competitive challenge to established dating apps Bumble and Tinder.

more here:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/20/facebook-reportedly-testing-new-dating-feature-with-fail-safe-options.html

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“NINJA” Becomes First Gamer To Appear On ESPN Magazine Cover

American Twitch Streamer Tyler Blevins a.k.a. “Ninja” will be appearing on the cover of the October 1st edition of ESPN the Magazine.

Blevins rose to online fame through playing Fortnite, being the first Twitch streamer to rack up over 10 million followers. This leap was partly sparked when he played with rapper Drake, gaining 630,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch – breaking the previous record of 388,000. He also frequents several tournaments and competitive events for the game.

The cover of ESPN the Magazine is typically reserved for sportsmen and women. While ESPN had agreed to cover eSports more and had signed licensing deals with EA, Blizzard and Disney – the debate as to whether eSports are a real sport is still being hotly debated.

Forbes predicts eSports could rack up as much as $900 billion in 2018, while DOTA 2’s The International 2018 tournament had nearly 15 million viewers globally for the final.

more here:

https://nichegamer.com/2018/09/20/pro-streamer-ninja-becomes-first-gamer-to-appear-on-espn-magazine-cover/

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Donald Trump Frustrated with Republican Spending Bill: Where Is the Money for the Wall?

President Donald Trump expressed frustration with Republicans Thursday for passing a spending bill that does not include funding for a border wall.

“I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms?” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The Senate voted Tuesday to pass the $854 billion spending bill to fund the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor, and Education. The bill also includes a measure to fund the rest of the government until December 7.

The bill now faces final approval in the House.

more here:

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/20/donald-trump-frustrated-republican-spending-bill-where-money-wall/

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PS Vita production to end in 2019 in Japan

PS Vita will be manufactured until 2019 in Japan and there are currently no plans for a successor, Sony Interactive Entertainment senior vice president Hiroyuki Oda told Famitsu at Tokyo Game Show 2018.

“Currently, we do not have any plans regarding a new handheld device,” Oda said. “In Japan, we will manufacture PlayStation Vita until 2019. From there, shipping will end.”

In related news, Oda confirmed that the 20 titles in the newly announced PlayStation Classic will differ between Japan and the west. (All of the currently announced titles are shared, however.) Oda said that each title is being carefully selected on the basis that it is highly popular, has a lot of fans, and is representative of PlayStation.

source:

https://gematsu.com/2018/09/ps-vita-production-to-end-in-2019-in-japan

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Nobuo Uematsu To Take Time Off Due To Mental And Physical Fatigue

One of the many video game OST and music composers that I really do admire would have to be Nobuo Uematsu. I’ve listened to a lot of his work and to hear the latest news that Uematsu-san has to take time off due to mental and physical fatigue is a downer for me.

The news regarding his time off comes from website lineblog.me, which details why he has to take time off through a letter to fans.

more here:

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2018/09/nobuo-uematsu-to-take-time-off-due-to-mental-and-physical-fatigue/69652/

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Valve is about to moderate Steam comments

Valve is about to start moderating comments across Steam’s game hubs. In a blog post released last night, the company announced that its moderation team “will start reviewing reported discussion posts in all game hubs on Steam.”

Valve points out that the moderation team has already been reviewing reported content across much of Steam. That includes user reviews, screenshots, and posts in community groups, and action has been taken against those found to be in breach of the platform’s guidelines. Valve says, however, that until now it’s been “hesitant to get involved in the moderation of individual game discussions.”

more here:

https://www.pcgamesn.com/steam-comment-moderation

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Midterms 2018 - EU Press Discovers Texas O’Rourke-Cruz Race - “He’s Like A White Obama”

The European press has today discovered that during the US’s upcoming midterms, some races matter more than others. Because of the way the numbers add up, the Texas senate race could prove to be an earthquake, and if Republican voters stay as complacent and certain about a win for Cruz as they are now, it could very well end up being one.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37502-Midterms-2018-EU-Press-Discovers-Texas-O-Rourke-Cruz-Race-He-s-Like-A-White-Obama

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Plane Propeller Kills Sailor Aboard USS George Bush

The US Navy issued a confirmation that the sailor who died aboard an aircraft was unfortunately struck by the turning propeller of a plane. The tragic death happened on Monday aboard the USS George H.W. Bush while it was in the Atlantic Ocean.

In a statement they issued on Wednesday, the Navy said Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak had just secured an E-2C Hawkeye radar plane to the flight deck then.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37514-Plane-Propeller-Kills-Sailor-Aboard-USS-George-Bush

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Brazil Election - European Media Softens Tone On “Would-Be President” Bolsonaro

In two and a half weeks from now, Brazilian voters will go to the voting booth and elect their favorite candidate for president. From the looks of it, Mr. Jair Bolsonaro is sailing towards an easy victory in the first round.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37422-Brazil-Election-European-Media-Softens-Tone-On-Would-Be-President-Bolsonaro

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Young boy admits putting needles into strawberries

>Australian police have said a young person admitted to a "prank" amid an epidemic of dangerous pins in fruit.

A young boy in Australia has admitted to putting needles in strawberries as a "prank".

Police said the boy, who has not been named, confessed to the gag as investigations continue over deliberate fruit contamination.

They said they still did not know the motive for the attacks and were still looking for suspects.

Authorities have complained that the vast majority of the 100 reported cases were hoaxes, and warned that pranksters posting images on Facebook claiming that they have discovered tainted fruit could also face prosecution and potential jail time.

https://news.sky.com/story/young-boy-arrested-over-strawberry-needles-11502148

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Brexit - EU President Donald Tusk: ''May’s Chequers Proposal Will Not Work'' (Video)

Mr. Donald Tusk, the head of the European Council, has hammered another nail into Prime Minister Theresa May’s coffin by stating at the end of the EU Summit in Salzburg, Austria that her proposed new economic partnership with the EU "will not work.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37509-Brexit-EU-President-Donald-Tusk-May-s-Chequers-Proposal-Will-Not-Work-Video

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France - 300,000 Parisians Defend Bus Driver Slapping Child (Video)

By now, some 300,000 Parisians have volunteered to sign a petition asking the city’s council not to take disciplinary measures against a bus driver who could be seen (on a video that has since gone viral) slapping a child.

Accompanied by his mother, 12-year-old M. (who cannot be named for legal reasons) ran across the road in Paris last Thursday around noon to catch his bus. Another approaching bus had to hit his brakes hard and honked his horn to warn the teen not to run across the road.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37505-France-300-000-Parisians-Defend-Bus-Driver-Slapping-Child-Video

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Sweden - Majority Of Conservatives Want Coalition Government With Rightwing Nationalists

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37487-Sweden-Majority-Of-Conservatives-Want-Coalition-Government-With-Rightwing-Nationalists

In our reporting on the Swedish election, we here at thegoldwater.com predicted that Mr. Ulf Kristersson of the center-right Moderate Party would be the chosen kingmaker, in the end, to select a party to govern in coalition with (either from the left or the right).

Twelve days after the election result came in, it is starting to look like that is indeed the case. A majority of Mr. Kristersson’s conservative voting base has a clear preference that Sweden, like Austria, would form a rightwing government together with the populist, anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats.

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Holland - Four Toddlers Killed As Train Slams Into Electric Cargo Bike (Video)

Drama in Holland this morning when a technical problem with an electric cargo bike caused the death of 4 toddlers as the part in which they were sitting got loose from the bike that was driving them and remained stuck on the rail tracks. The children died instantly as a train crashed into them.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37490-Holland-Four-Toddlers-Killed-As-Train-Slams-Into-Electric-Cargo-Bike-Video

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South Africa - Three Big Trafficking Cartels Revealed By DNA From Seized Elephant Ivory

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37488-South-Africa-Three-Big-Trafficking-Cartels-Revealed-By-DNA-From-Seized-Elephant-Ivory

Researchers say pairs of elephant tusks that are separated when they are smuggled are revealing the tracks of the wildlife cartel who smuggle them. Just like the drug cartels deal in illegal drugs, a similar industry ran by cartels surrounds the export of illegal animal products such as ivory. Researchers have made a development in tracking the wildlife cartels by matching elephant DNA in different shipments of tusks that could lead to the criminals behind the illegal animal trafficking.

The scientists behind the study told Science Advances the technique has revealed the shipments came from three major interconnected cartels in Africa. The new method of tracking ivory shipments could aid law enforcement officials by providing ammunition to prosecute the traffickers and criminals behind the killing of protected wildlife. A conservation biologist at the University of Washington in Seattle named Samuel Wasser coauthored the study and is hopeful that it could help lead to the cartels behind the trafficking.

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Danske Bank CEO quits over $234 billion money laundering scandal

Danske Bank’s (DANSKE.CO) chief executive Thomas Borgen resigned on Wednesday after an investigation revealed payments totaling 200 billion euros ($234 billion) through its small Estonian branch, many of which the bank said were suspicious.

The Danish bank detailed compliance and control failings amid growing calls for a European Union crackdown on financial crime after a series of money laundering scandals which have attracted the attention of U.S. authorities.

“Even though I was personally cleared from a legal point of view, I hold the ultimate responsibility. There is no doubt that we as an organization have failed in this situation and did not live up to expectations,” Borgen, who will stay on until a new CEO is appointed, told a press conference.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-danske-bank-moneylaundering/danske-bank-ceo-resigns-over-money-laundering-scandal-idUSKCN1LZ0QX

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South Sudan army burned civilians alive, ran them over and swung children into tree trunks

>Human rights group warns 'government continues to give suspected perpetrators free rein to commit fresh atrocities'

South Sudan’s military forces systematically raped women, murdered civilians and carried out large-scale looting, Amnesty International has alleged.

Civilians were burnt alive, hanged in trees and run over with armoured vehicles in opposition-held areas in Unity State, the group said, while children were swung into tree trunks to kill them.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/south-sudan-army-civilians-burn-alive-torture-childen-kill-tree-amnesty-a8543416.html

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Russian 'fake news' machine going mad, says French envoy to U.S.

France’s envoy to the United States on Tuesday accused Moscow of spreading fake news after Russia’s Defence Ministry said a French frigate in the Mediterranean had launched missiles on Syria.

The ministry initially said a Russian military plane had been shot down by Israeli warplanes and that Russian air control radar systems had detected rocket launches from the French frigate Auvergne.

The ministry later said the aircraft had been shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft systems in what President Vladimir Putin said was the result of tragic and chance circumstances.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/russian-fake-news-machine-going-mad-says-french-envoy-to-u-s-idUSKCN1LY2C4

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Call The Waaaaambulance - Soccer Superstar Ronaldo Sent Off In Tears (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37482-Call-The-Waaaaambulance-Soccer-Superstar-Ronaldo-Sent-Off-In-Tears-Video

European soccer fans had only one talking point this morning after last night’s Champions League matches drew to a close. The unfair red card of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and his overblown reaction to it.

The Portuguese soccer star could be seen in tears as he was forced to leave the pitch after only half an hour of play in Juventus’s away match at Valencia.

We must admit that after seeing the reason why Ronaldo was sent off his reaction is understandable, but given that Juventus was able to win the match 0-2 with 10 men even against Valencia at full strength, there will probably not be a UEFA suspension for him after they look at the footage.

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Hungary slams UN, insists will 'never be a country of migrants'

>Hungary's foreign minister accused UN officials Wednesday of "spreading lies" with their criticism of Budapest's anti-migration policies, insisting his country would "never be a country of migrants".

"It is obvious that the UN officials spreading these lies about Hungary are biased pro-migration officials," Peter Szijjarto told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Hungary, he said, will "never be a country of migrants… We will never allow one single illegal migrant to enter the territory of our country."

"Hungary will remain a country of the Hungarians, which is happy and which is proud of its more than 1,000-year-long history and Christian culture and traditions," he said.

Szijjarto, whose appearance at the UN's top rights body was announced less than 24 hours before his speech, did not cite any UN officials by name.

But his address came after the new UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet and a group of UN rights experts last week harshly criticised Hungary's policies.

He slammed UN officials for stating "nonsense about Hungary" and for issuing documents that "were not more than collections of lies".

Without providing specifics, he said UN officials had issued documents that "basically question the maturity of the Hungarian people (and) suggest that it would be better to place Hungary under a guardianship."

https://m.france24.com/en/20180919-hungary-slams-un-insists-will-never-be-country-migrants

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German police suspend anti-coal evictions after journalist dies

The German authorities on Wednesday suspended an operation to evict protesters, holed up in forest treehouses to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, after the death of a journalist.

The man, "most likely a journalist" according to the police, died on Wednesday after falling from a bridge that connected two of the treehouses.

"We simply cannot continue as if nothing has happened," North Rhine-Westphalia Regional Minister Herbert Reul told a press conference.

A website of the forest activists said that "a friend who has accompanied us as a journalist for a long time in the forest, fell today from a suspension bridge over 20 meters high in Beechtown and died".

https://www.france24.com/en/20180919-german-police-suspend-anti-coal-evictions-after-journalist-dies

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All likely Brexit outcomes will cost the UK economy, IMF warns

All "likely" Brexit outcomes will entail a financial hit for the U.K. economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Monday.

But, it said, a disorderly "no-deal" scenario — where Britain leaves the European Union without any kind of trading relationship in place — would be much worse.

"While all likely Brexit outcomes will entail costs for the U.K. economy by departing from the frictionless single market that now prevails, an agreement that minimizes the introduction of new tariff and non-tariff barriers would best protect growth and incomes in the U.K. and EU," the IMF said in its latest report on the outlook and risks to the world economy, published Monday.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/17/all-likely-brexit-outcomes-will-cost-the-uk-economy-imf-warns.html

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https://www.france24.com/en/20180919-canada-minister-wears-keep-calm-negotiate-nafta-washington-talk

‘Ramblin’ Man’ singer-songwriter, founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist with deep ties to Southwest Florida to undergo brain surgery

Dickey Betts has been hospitalized after a freak accident at his home.

Betts, the “Ramblin’ Man” singer-songwriter and founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist, went out to his backyard on Little Sarasota Bay, and while playing with the family dog, slipped and cracked his head, causing bleeding in his brain.

Betts has been sedated at an undisclosed local hospital following the accident that occurred Monday evening at the Osprey home he shares with wife, Donna.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180919/dickey-betts-in-critical-condition-after-accident-at-his-sarasota-county-home

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German holocaust video reveals Brazil's polarization ahead of election

A video published by German diplomats explaining their country’s efforts to learn from the holocaust has kicked up a storm in Brazil, where deep political polarization has contributed to a divisive presidential election.

The explanatory video - published on Facebook by the German embassy in Brasilia - says that Germans “don’t hide from their past,” adding that “from a young age they’re taught to confront the horrors of the holocaust.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-election-germany/german-holocaust-video-reveals-brazils-polarization-ahead-of-election-idUSKCN1LX2E2

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Germany approves arms sale to Saudi after Yemen war ban promise

Germany approved a delivery of weapons to Saudi Arabia, a government document showed on Wednesday, after saying it would halt arms sales to countries involved in the war in Yemen.

The government signed off on the consignment of four artillery positioning systems, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier wrote in a letter to lawmakers seen by Reuters. The vehicle-mounted systems can locate enemy fire, enabling accurate counter-strikes.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-arms/germany-approves-arms-sale-to-saudi-after-yemen-war-ban-promise-idUSKCN1LZ2M3?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29

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Toronto company offers cash to 'cannabis connoisseurs' to smoke marijuana

Getting paid to smoke pot is no longer a toker’s daydream.

A cannabis firm is looking to hire five pot aficionados from across the country to sample the company’s wares and get paid to do it.

Toronto-based company AHLOT is offering up to $1,000 a month to five “cannabis connoisseurs” to sample various strains of marijuana.

With legalization scheduled for Oct. 17, the bud brain trust will form the company’s officially titled Cannabis Curation Committee, reporting back on characteristics and quality.

https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/toronto-company-offers-cash-to-cannabis-connoisseurs-to-smoke-marijuana

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Eighth Amendment repealed as Irish President signs bill into law

The Eighth Amendment which effectively banned abortion in the Republic of Ireland has been formally repealed.

Irish President Michael D Higgins signed the abortion referendum bill into law on Tuesday.

In May, the country voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%. - a landslide win for the repeal side.

The Eighth Amendment had granted an equal right to life to the mother and the unborn child.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45568094?ocid=socialflow_twitter

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SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell: ‘We would launch a weapon to defend the U.S.’

>During an appearance on Monday at the Air Force Association’s annual symposium, Shotwell was thrown a question she said she had never heard before: “Would SpaceX launch military weapons?”

SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell speaks to audiences around the world and gets lots of questions.

During an appearance on Monday at the Air Force Association’s annual symposium, Shotwell was thrown a question she said she had never heard before: “Would SpaceX launch military weapons?”

“I’ve never been asked that question,” Shotwell said somewhat surprised. Her response: “If it’s for the defense of this country, yes, I think we would.”

https://spacenews.com/spacex-president-gwynne-shotwell-we-would-launch-a-weapon-to-defend-the-u-s/

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California - Pervert Plumber Behind Hidden Camera in Starbucks Bathroom

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37480-California-Pervert-Plumber-Behind-Hidden-Camera-in-Starbucks-Bathroom

Union City authorities have released on Wednesday new revelations on the case of a hidden camera found in a Starbucks bathroom in Union City.

The authorities identified the suspect behind the installing of a hidden camera inside a restroom at the Starbucks on the 3200 block of Dyer St. as 35-year-old David Lista. Lista works as a plumber, and authorities suspect he may have also illegally recorded on video unsuspecting victims who he worked for.

Lista also happens to be a registered sex offender. He was arrested late last month in his home in Hayward on multiple offenses, including the Starbucks bathroom hidden camera.

The authorities revealed that investigators searched Lista’s home after securing a search warrant and allegedly discovered evidence that he illegally videotaped people in restrooms. The investigators also found in his possession child pornography, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

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North Korea to allow international inspections for nuclear dismantlement

North Korea agreed to allow international inspectors to observe a “permanent dismantlement” of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal measures, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.

North and South Korea agreed that the Korean Peninsula should turn into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats,” Moon said following the conclusion of his summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Moon, Kim said he will visit the South’s capital Seoul “in the near future.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-summit-inspecti/north-korea-to-allow-international-inspections-for-nuclear-dismantlement-if-u-s-takes-reciprocal-measures-idUSKCN1LZ09F?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29

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Alibaba's Jack Ma backs down from promise to Trump to bring 1 million jobs to the US

Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Chinese retail giant Alibaba, says the company no longer plans to create 1 million jobs in the United States in the wake of the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China.

Ma made his original job creation pronouncement during a high-profile meeting with Donald Trump in January 2017 before Trump's inauguration as president.

"The promise was made on the premise of friendly US-China partnership and rational trade relations," Ma told Chinese news site Xinhua on Wednesday. "That premise no longer exists today, so our promise cannot be fulfilled."

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/19/jack-ma-alibaba-is-no-longer-planning-to-create-1-million-us-jobs.html

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The EU is now going after Amazon after slapping Google and Apple with giant fines

The European Union is investigating another tech giant for potentially shady dealings — this time it's Amazon.

In a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday, the EU's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, answered a question from a journalist about whether the EU suspected Amazon of committing antitrust violations.

She confirmed that her team had launched a preliminary investigation into how Jeff Bezos' company was using data from third-party sellers on its platform. It is not yet a formal inquiry, she added.

https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-investigated-by-eu-commissioner-margrethe-vestager-2018-9

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Russia election chief recommends invalidating 'rigged' vote

Russia's election commission on Wednesday recommended invalidating the results of a key regional poll, a highly unusual move triggered by claims of blatant vote-rigging in favour of a Kremlin-backed candidate.

The crisis erupted in Russia's Far East where an opposition candidate accused a ruling party representative – endorsed by President Vladimir Putin – of "stealing" his victory in a gubernatorial vote last Sunday.

Communist Party candidate Andrei Ishchenko, 37, seemed poised to become the next governor of the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai until the results suddenly changed overnight allowing his Kremlin-backed rival to claim victory.

https://www.france24.com/en/20180919-russia-election-chief-recommends-invalidating-rigged-vote

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Mars aims to tackle "broken" cocoa model with new sustainability scheme

Mars Wrigley Confectionery launched a new sustainability strategy on Wednesday with the aim of combating deforestation, child labor and poverty in what it called the “broken” cocoa supply chain.

U.S.-based Mars, the maker of M&Ms and Snickers, said it had revamped its cocoa strategy in an effort to tackle problems that the company and wider industry had so far failed to address.

“The cocoa supply chain as it works today is broken,” John Ament, global vice president of cocoa at the privately owned company, told Reuters in an interview.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cocoa-mars-sustainability/mars-aims-to-tackle-broken-cocoa-model-with-new-sustainability-scheme-idUSKCN1LZ1DZ?il=0

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Canadian officials are mulling an attack on U.S. pharma, says Ottawa lawyer

Canadian officials are considering how to take aim at the massive U.S. pharmaceutical industry in the event of a full-blown trade war with the United States, according to an Ottawa-based law professor with knowledge of the situation.

The plan would target valuable U.S. patents, granting Canada’s generic pharmaceutical firms the right to copy, sell and potentially export American drugs.

Amir Attaran, a biomedical scientist and University of Ottawa law professor, said the move would stun Wall Street and the White House, while mobilizing the powerful U.S. pharmaceutical lobby behind Canada’s cause.

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/canadian-officials-mulling-attack-u-s-pharma-says-ottawa-lawyer-165038690.html

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Archaeologists 'find captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour' solving one of the greatest ever maritime

Archaeologists believe they have found the final resting place of Captain James Cook's ship, HMS Endeavour, off the East Coast of the United States.

The possible discovery of the ship Cook used to sail to Australia could solve one of the greatest ever maritime mysteries.

Archaeologists from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) think they have located the resting place of the famous vessel, which carried Cook to Australia in 1770.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/09/19/archaeologists-find-captain-james-cooks-hms-endeavour-solving-one-greatest-ever-maritime-mysteries.html

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‘New iPhone Will Cost $1 Per Day’ - Someone Get Tim Cook A Calculator Please

The talking point after the yearly Apple presentation of its new iPhone models for everyone was the hefty price tag that it comes with.

By now the entry price for the $749 cheaper iPhone XR is only half of what the most expensive model costs as the iPhone XS and XS Max start at $999 and top out at $1,449.

With earbuds and maybe some apps you install, you’re looking at $1,500 for a phone. A few years ago, that’s what a used car would cost you.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37425-New-iPhone-Will-Cost-1-Per-Day-Someone-Get-Tim-Cook-A-Calculator-Please

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Hope for baldness cure as scientists trigger hair growth with chemical used in perfumes

>Researchers say they are 'not far at all' from taking discovery from lab to clinic

A chemical designed to mimic the smell of sandalwood also has the power to stimulate hair growth in humans, according to a new study.

Though the research was undertaken using scalp tissue in a laboratory, the scientists behind the discovery say they could be on the cusp of effectively treating hair loss.

As trials are already underway to assess how this product performs in human volunteers, the team say they are “not far” from making the transition from the lab to the baldness clinic.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/baldness-cure-hair-loss-treatment-sandalwood-perfume-sandalore-smell-a8543391.html

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Ireland officially repeals amendment that banned abortion

The president of Ireland has officially repealed a constitutional amendment that enforced a restrictive abortion ban, a move that comes just months after the country voted overwhelmingly to get rid of the provision.

President Michael Higgins signed the referendum into law Tuesday, according to CNN.

"The Constitution is now officially changed and the 8th is repealed," Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar tweeted. "[Government] to pilot through the Dail and Seanad next. We’re ready."

https://thehill.com/policy/international/407366-ireland-officially-repeals-amendment-that-banned-abortion

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Macron unveils plans to make French healthcare system ‘best in the world’

French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans to make France’s health care system, considered one of the best in the world, more efficient and sustainable for the next 50 years.

Macron announced on Tuesday organizational changes at hospitals, in the recruitment of doctors, and a better use of digital technologies to provide health care to patients across the country, regardless of where they live.

Macron said “a lot of our neighbors envy the excellence of our health care system. We are attached to our model which associates hospital medicine - public and private - and private medical practice.”

France came out number 1 in a World Health Organization report comparing 191 countries in 2000.

https://www.france24.com/en/20180918-france-macron-unveils-plans-make-french-healthcare-system-best-world-reform

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Cuba's new president backs same-sex marriage

>In his first interview since taking office, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said he supports gay marriage.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said in his first interview since taking office in April that he supports a proposed change to the constitution to allow same-sex marriage.

"I defend there being no kind of discrimination," he said, although he added that it is up to the Cuban people to decide whether to include the change. The interview with the Venezuela-based television station Telesur aired on Sunday evening.

Cuba is currently drafting a new constitution that is being debated at community meetings throughout the Caribbean island nation. The document will replace Cuba’s Cold War-era constitution.

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/cuba-s-new-president-backs-same-sex-marriage-n910196

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Georgia - Pervert HS Student Accused of Exposing Himself, Dragging Girl Into Bathroom

A female student has come forward to accuse a male student from North Cobb High School of exposing himself to her and dragging her into the boys’ bathroom last week.

Authorities identified the suspect as 17-year-old Brian Salinas of Kennesaw, who will also be charged as an adult.

The victim’s identity was not released for her protection.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37429-Georgia-Pervert-HS-Student-Accused-of-Exposing-Himself-Dragging-Girl-Into-Bathroom

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UK - Doctor Reports Iranian Couple Who Came In With Daughter (18) For ‘Virginity Check’

The discussion between anti- and pro-immigration theorists will always include the following predicament: if another cultural minority wishes to incorporate itself into any other nation, it should always adapt to the norms and beliefs of the host country.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37417-UK-Doctor-Reports-Iranian-Couple-Who-Came-In-With-Daughter-18-For-Virginity-Check

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Donald Trump Jr.’s Anderson Cooper hurricane conspiracy theory, explained

>The president’s son and others are attacking CNN’s Hurricane Florence coverage — with a picture from Hurricane Ike in 2008.

CNN journalist Anderson Cooper has had it with conspiracy theories — or at least the one being propagated by the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. as Hurricane Florence slams parts of the country.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted a picture of Cooper standing in waist-deep floodwater, saying that CNN’s ratings would go up if they “stop lying” to make the president look bad.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/18/17873852/anderson-cooper-donald-trump-jr-hurricane-florence

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Mexico stops hotel project at sea turtle nesting beach

Environmental authorities in Mexico say they have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean.

The 520-room hotel project would have erected 23 buildings and an artificial lake on property just inland from the Xcacel beach, north of the resort of Tulum.

The federal Environment Department said in statement late Monday the project could threaten Xcacel, and called it "the site with the largest observed nesting of sea turtles on the entire Yucatan Peninsula."

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/18/the-associated-press-mexico-stops-hotel-project-at-sea-turtle-nesting-beach.html

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Cathay Pacific Misspells Own Name On 777 (Video)

Whoever was in charge of a new paint job on an Cathay Pacific aircraft has one job to do. Yet an epic mistake was still made leaving the airline gravely embarrassed.

Photos have emerged showing the letter “F” conspicuously missing on the side of the plane.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37445-Cathay-Pacific-Misspells-Own-Name-On-777-Video

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Steamshovel Press Publisher Kenn Thomas Hospitalized

As we mentioned yesterday in our coverage of Arthur Topham, it has not been a great year for dissidents in the indie publishing world. In addition to the travail being faced by Topham, May saw the death of Adam Parfrey an underground publisher who tackled subjects and titles that other publishers (even in the "underground scene") would be afraid to get anywhere near. Kenn Thomas is another such figure who fearless plumbed the depths to bring back important truths, like Prometheus stealing fire from the gods.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37438-Steamshovel-Press-Publisher-Kenn-Thomas-Hospitalized

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US Ambassador: “Colombia Can Count On US In Case Of Venezuela Attack”

The drumbeat of war is sounding ever harder now that the US Ambassador in Colombia Mr Kevin Whitaker confirmed that Colombian President Ivan Duque had recently spoken with US Defense Secretary James Mattis about the possibility of Venezuelan attacks as the situation between the two South American countries deteriorates.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37436-US-Ambassador-Colombia-Can-Count-On-US-In-Case-Of-Venezuela-Attack

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NAFTA talks: Like Mexico, Canada may need 'insurance' against tariffs

>White House trade strategy is based on tariff threats, so Canada may be 'playing for show' this week

Canada maintains that its efforts to evade American tariffs on steel and aluminum, and threatened tariffs on cars, are on a "separate track" from the ongoing NAFTA talks.

But that's not how U.S. President Donald Trump sees it. His attempts to use tariffs as leverage in NAFTA negotiations have become such a ingrained habit by this point, he's started using the word as a verb.

"If countries will not make fair deals with us, they will be 'Tariffed!'" he tweeted Monday.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/nafta-wednesday-tariffs-return-1.4828522?utm_source=newsprompt_chrome_extension

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SpaceX Announces First Private Passenger Of Moon Flight

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37407-SpaceX-Announces-First-Private-Passenger-Of-Moon-Flight

Maezawa will hitch a ride on the SpaceX BFR as the company's, and the world's, first private spaceflight passenger. The weeklong journey around the moon in the SpaceX BFR is scheduled for 2023. Maezawa plans to take six to eight artists with him to help capture the inspiration of space. "For me, this project is very meaningful," the entrepreneur said Monday night during the announcement. Musk has been known for his theatrics and the reveal seems like par for the course for the billionaire genius.

In February, Musk launched a cherry-red Tesla Roadster into space just for fun and often talks about his vision for colonizing Mars. This isn't the first time he has announced a private moon tourism trip though, he once announced a moon tourism trip with passengers that were never identified and the rocket that he was planning on using is now no longer going to carry people. While he may have grand visions, he is certainly earned a reputation for meeting expectations too.

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Australia - Strawberry Needle Crisis Continues, Saboteurs Could Face 10 Years In Prison

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37413-Australia-Strawberry-Needle-Crisis-Continues-Saboteurs-Could-Face-10-Years-In-Prison

One of the cases occurred Tuesday morning in Willetton where a primary school student bit into a strawberry and felt a sharp object. More reports came from York, Kelmscott, Spearwood and Bull Creek prompting WA Police to issue a warning when preparing to eat strawberries. Police also said if people find anything suspicious they should report it to the authorities. One of the more recent incidents occurred Tuesday when an elderly couple found a needle inside a strawberry.

They say that a sewing needle was inside a strawberry they bought from a grocery store at Maddington Central Shopping Centre yesterday. The elderly couple says the fruit came in a Kimmy's branded punnet that was grown on a Gnangara farm. The discovery disgusted the grower My Doan who says there is no way it happened on her farm. She told local news Perth 7, "I feel very angry, and very upset because that's not our fault if we grow a strawberry, how is there a needle inside?"

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Texas Law Agencies Take Down 12 Pedophiles in Child Porn Ring via Operation Zeus

A joint coalition of law enforcement agencies across the great state of Texas have united with the Collin County Sheriff's Office, who announced 12 arrests in "Operation Zeus", which targeted online exploitation of children.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37361-Texas-Law-Agencies-Take-Down-12-Pedophiles-in-Child-Porn-Ring-via-Operation-Zeus

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Polish President Wants To name Military Base ‘Fort Trump’ (Video)

Although the New York Times continues to be surprised that US President Trump has allies around the world, the European press knows this fact for a while already. Over on the ‘old continent,’ there isn’t one single large nation more sympathetic towards him than Poland, the 40 million strong neighbor to Germany who has seen their economy skyrocket in the past decade.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37414-Polish-President-Wants-To-name-Military-Base-Fort-Trump-Video

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California - Multiple Rape Charges Against Orange County Surgeon And Girlfriend (Video)

A California surgeon and his girlfriend have been arrested for drugging and raping multiple women. 38-year-old Newport Beach resident Grant William Robicheaux who appeared on a Bravo TV dating show and his girlfriend Cerissa Laura Riley were arrested for rape and several other charges, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Robicheaux appeared on the reality show "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male" in 2014.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37415-California-Multiple-Rape-Charges-Against-Orange-County-Surgeon-And-Girlfriend-Video

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Obama Refers to Himself Seventy-Nine Times in Stuttering Campaign Speech

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37236-Obama-Refers-to-Himself-Seventy-Nine-Times-in-Stuttering-Campaign-Speech

During last Thursday’s rally, Barack Obama talked about himself over seventy times, even though he was supposed to be talking about the candidates he was campaigning for.

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UK - Instagram Narcissism Meets British Sarcasm…Sarcasm Wins

British blogger and Instagram starlet Scarlett London posted a picture of her ‘perfect morning’ over the weekend and never expected the reaction she got.

Writing in the typical narcissistic style of all young female Instagram starlets, Scarlett presented her typical first hour of the day, saying: “The best of days start with a smile and positive thoughts. And pancakes. And strawberries. And bottomless tea. My morning routine is now live on YouTube and while I don't show you my real bed hair (trust me, it's not pretty), I do give you a little insight into how I start my day in a positive way.”

http://thegoldwater.com/news/35952-UK-Instagram-Narcissism-Meets-British-Sarcasm-Sarcasm-Wins

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Nashville Shocked as MS-13 Ripped Man's Fingernails Off with Pliers in Vicious Attack

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37378-Nashville-Shocked-as-MS-13-Ripped-Man-s-Fingernails-Off-with-Pliers-in-Vicious-Attack

Federal prosecutors described a horrific case of an illegal alien, who's a member of MS-13, having viciously tortured an American in Tennessee.

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Australia - NYT Surprised At PM Morrison’s Migrant Boat Trophy Reading ‘I Stopped These’

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37411-Australia-NYT-Surprised-At-PM-Morrison-s-Migrant-Boat-Trophy-Reading-I-Stopped-These

Ms. Maureen Dowd subtitle for her New York Times’ article about Mr. Scott Morrison (the new evangelical rightwing Prime Minister of Australia) claimed that President Trump finally had an ally.

This is a probable overreaction as I can only assume Ms. Dowd has not seen what happened in Europe in the past two years. If she can point out any win by a leftist party during a European election since 2016, I will gladly listen. In Europe, President Trump probably has more allies than in the US by now.

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Ireland - 85-Year-Old Grandfather Fights 3 Armed Men, Foils Robbery (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37384-Ireland-85-Year-Old-Grandfather-Fights-3-Armed-Men-Foils-Robbery-Video

Heroism does not grow old. An 85-year-old grandfather in Ireland foiled a robbery attempt at a sports betting office over the weekend with his bravery and strength, turning him into an internet sensation in the process.

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Clarence Thomas Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Calling It a High-Tech Lynching

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37392-Clarence-Thomas-Responds-To-Sexual-Misconduct-Allegations-Calling-It-a-High-Tech-Lynching

Brett Kavanaugh is facing allegations of sexual misconduct in the 11th hour of his confirmation process. This is reminiscent of when Clarence Thomas faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the end of his confirmation hearing under George H. W. Bush.

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Russia - Pussy Riot Member Expecting a Report on Journalists’ Murders On The Day He Was Poisoned

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37398-Russia-Pussy-Riot-Member-Expecting-a-Report-on-Journalists-Murders-On-The-Day-He-Was-Poisoned

New information and details are coming in now that may be relevant to the case of Russian punk protest Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov getting in grave condition under suspicions of suffering from poisoning. A new report from newspaper Novaya Gazeta reveals that the Mediazona publisher was supposed to receive the final report on a probe into the deaths of three Russian documentary filmmakers in the Central African Republic on the same day he was poisoned.

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Study Finds People Can Be Defined By Four Distinct Personality "Types"

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37402-Study-Finds-People-Can-Be-Defined-By-Four-Distinct-Personality-Types

The latest study using a new algorithm and the world's largest pool of personality data identified four dominant clusters in the overall distribution of personality traits. Revelle refers to them as "lumps in the batter" and proposed the analogy of how people tend to concentrate in cities in the United States. If you divide the country into four regions, north, south, east, and west, and study how the population is distributed you will probably find the highest concentration of people live in dense cities such as Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York.

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Lisa Page Says FBI Had No Proof Of Collusion When Mueller Was Appointed Special Counsel

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37405-Lisa-Page-Says-FBI-Had-No-Proof-Of-Collusion-When-Mueller-Was-Appointed-Special-Counsel

Page became intimately involved (literally) with the so-called investigation that the president refers to as a "witch-hunt" which was set up by an internal cabal of opposition to the Trump administration. This internal group of high-level government officials colluded with Hillary Clinton to look the other way instead of charging her for her blatant "mishandling" of classified information. The pressure came to a head when a Congressional oversight committee took on its own investigation into the Trump/Russia investigation itself and former Chief of the Counterespionage Section Peter Strzok was called to testify.

Strzok says he agreed to the hearing but in reality, he had no choice because he was facing a subpoena if he did not comply. It was texts exchanged between Strzok, who led the investigation into both Hillary Clinton's email scandal and the Trump/Russia collusion, that shed light on what was really going on behind the scenes. Aside from sleeping with Page, who was an FBI attorney at the time, Strzok's texts revealed blatant bias and disregard for justice, he was not going to let Trump win even if that meant looking the other way when it came to Hillary Clinton's crimes.

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Inside Edition Crew Robbed While Covering Robbery in San Francisco (Video)

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37393-Inside-Edition-Crew-Robbed-While-Covering-Robbery-in-San-Francisco-Video

It seems ironic, but an Inside Edition crew covering robbery crime in the San Francisco Bay Area became the victims of robbery themselves.

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Bert and Ernie Were Gay (At Least in the Mind of One Sesame Street Writer)

It’s one of the universe’s many unanswered questions: Are Bert and Ernie, the unmarried Muppets who have shared an address on Sesame Street since 1969 (and still look amazing!), more than merely friends and roommates? To some, it may seem odd to even attempt to assign a sexual preference to a pair of children’s characters. But to countless others, who have looked to Bert and Ernie as ambiguous LGBT icons for decades, a little confirmation would be appreciated.

And that confirmation has finally arrived (sort of) in an interview with former Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman, who began his 15-year stint writing scripts and songs for the show in 1984. Speaking with Queerty, Saltzman says, “I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert and Ernie, they were [gay]. I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them.” He says that friends would often refer to him and his late partner as having a “Bert and Ernie” dynamic.

“That’s what I had in my life, a Bert and Ernie relationship,” Saltzman says. “How could it not permeate? The things that would tick off [then-boyfriend Arnold Glassman] would be the things that would tick off Bert. How could it not? I will say that I would never have said to the head writer, ‘Oh, I’m writing this, this is my partner and me.”

more here:

https://tvline.com/2018/09/18/bert-ernie-gay-confirmed-sesame-street-writer-interview/

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Hotline Opens For Sexual Abuse Within Catholic Church, Rings Nonstop For Weeks

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37387-Hotline-Opens-For-Sexual-Abuse-Within-Catholic-Church-Rings-Nonstop-For-Weeks

When New Jersey's attorney general set up a hotline for sexual abuse victims to report abuse within the Catholic Church, he was not expecting the response he got. Ever since the line was announced two weeks ago, the phone has been "ringing off the hook," according to New Jersey attorney general Gurbir Grewal. The state's top prosecutor added in an interview Tuesday, "We've had to put extra resources into taking those calls. We're triaging those complaints for follow-up. If there's something that requires immediate follow-up, hypothetically someone alleging current abuse, that moves to the top of the list."

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Venezuela - While Population Is Starving Maduro Dines At Turkey’s Nusret Steakhouse

After making a trip to China hoping for some cash to relieve his government from the next set of creditors banging on his door, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro decided to stop over in Turkey and dine at one of butcher sensation Nusret Gökçe’s Nusr-Et restaurants where he sampled steaks and smoked cigars from a personalized box.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37373-Venezuela-While-Population-Is-Starving-Maduro-Dines-At-Turkey-s-Nusret-Steakhouse-Video

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California - Deputy Killed During Sacramento Auto-Shop Shootout

A responding Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy was killed Monday when the suspect shot him at an auto shop just outside of the capital city. Another deputy was wounded from the exchange of gunfire that took place between the officers and the suspect.

Sheriff Scott Jones said the deputies responded to a call about a dispute between the suspect and an employee at Pep Boys auto shop.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37375-California-Deputy-Killed-During-Sacramento-Auto-Shop-Shootout

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Sweden - "Man-Free" Music Festival Opens, Where's The Gender Equality? (Video)

With legislators pushing for a law that would mandate a certain amount of women on each company board, it sure seems like the push for gender equality is being pushed behind reason. Why not hire the best, most qualified person for the job? Well, Sweden is taking this far-left ideology to their own extreme with a "Man-Free" music festival where "cis-gendered" males are not allowed. Cis-gender is SJW speak for "straight white male".

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36064-Sweden-Man-Free-Music-Festival-Opens-Where-s-The-Gender-Equality-Video

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Microsoft adds ‘warning’ in Windows 10 when you try to install Google Chrome

Google Chrome has been around for 10 years and at this point, it’s one of the most popular browsers on the planet. That’s put a lot of pressure on Microsoft to convince Windows users to go with its own browser option, and now it seems Microsoft is adding a warning when you try to install Google’s browser.

Microsoft has been trying for years to direct users to its own browser, going so far as to add pop-ups and prompts that direct users to keep using Edge when they use Chrome or Firefox. Now, though, the company is trying to redirect users before they’ve even installed the new browser.

more here:

https://9to5google.com/2018/09/12/windows-10-chrome-warning-prompt/

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Capcom Expects Record Loss of 4.5 Billion Yen Due to Terminated Projects

In recent news, it looks like Capcom expects to record losses of approximately 4.5 billion yen due to the act of terminating untitled projects that were in development at Capcom Vancouver. This information was disclosed on September 18th, 2018 on Capcom’s fiscal year 2018 press release.

Back on February 6th, 2018, we reported that Capcom sent out a letter explaining its Vancouver studio had been hit by a 30% layoff. The Vancouver studio is the same as the Dead Rising studio, which is the team that made Dead Rising 4 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The most recent report can be found on capcom.co.jp/ir, which details two points about expected record losses of 4.5 billion yen.

more here:

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2018/09/capcom-expects-record-loss-of-4-5-billion-yen-due-to-terminated-projects/69456/

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Apple escapes China tariff hit for now, but threats loom

The latest round of tariffs that US President Donald Trump has imposed on China appeared to largely spare Apple and other consumer electronics makers but they face increasing threats from the deepening trade war between the two economic giants.

US officials on Monday slapped the tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, but skipped consumer electronics like smartwatches and Bluetooth devices, in a reprieve for firms like Apple and fitness tracker maker Fitbit.

But with retaliation from China expected, and Trump threatening to impose new tariffs on all Chinese-made goods, the relief may not last, according to analysts.

"Consumer electronics makers got a short term reprieve, but what we're witnessing is a chess match and we don't know who will blink first," said Patrick Moorhead of the research firm Moor Insights & Strategy.

"Both countries would be hurt significantly."

more here:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-escapes-china-tariff-hit-now-threats-loom-143520095.html

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FBI: Brett Kavanaugh ‘Allegation Does Not Involve Any Potential Federal Crime’

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Monday that the FBI will not investigate the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

After refusing to participate in a phone call with Kavanaugh set up by Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Democrats on the Judiciary Committee called on the FBI to investigate high school-era allegations against Kavanaugh.

“In view of the enormity and seriousness of these allegations, a staff-only phone call behind closed doors is unacceptable and Democratic staff will not participate,” Feinstein said in a statement on Monday.

She added that the FBI “has the resources and know-how to conduct an objective, independent evaluation of these sensitive allegations with appropriately trained investigators.”

Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) is also calling for an FBI investigation.

more here:

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/18/fbi-brett-kavanaugh-allegation-does-not-involve-potential-federal-crime/

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Apple CEO defends pricing of new iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday defended the pricing of the company's latest iPhones in an interview on "Good Morning America."

"We want to make an iPhone for everyone," he told Robin Roberts.

Cook explained that many iPhone users finance the devices through their cellular carrier, making the costly expenditure more affordable.

"Most people pay about $30 a month for an iPhone or $1 a day," Cook noted.

Last week, Apple executives unveiled three new iPhones at its Cupertino headquarters in California – the tech giant's biggest and most expensive iPhones to date. The Xs starts at $999 while the Xs Max has a $1,099 price tag. Apple also debuted what the company described as the "affordable" iPhone XR, at $749.

more here:

https://abc7news.com/apple-ceo-defends-pricing-of-new-iphones/4275236/

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Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update Will Deprecate These Features Next Month

Brace yourself, a new upgrade to Windows 10 is coming. As the name implies, the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 is scheduled to roll out sometime next month, though Microsoft has not issued an exact release date just yet. However, the Redmond outfit has given a heads up as to which features will see the way of the dodo.

The October 2018 Update will introduce a bunch of new and improved features to Windows 10, as these twice-yearly major upgrades always do. But Microsoft is also retiring a handful of features. Applications or code that depend on the soon-to-be deprecated features will not function in Windows 10 installs that have been updated with the October 2018 Update.

more here:

https://hothardware.com/news/microsoft-windows-10-october-2018-update-deprecate-these-features

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YouTube Gaming standalone app to shut down in March 2019 as features migrate to main app

Before the days of Twitch, or even Justin.tv, YouTube was the one place we all went for gaming content. Whether they were Let's Plays of games that were out of our reach, guides on how to complete quests or boss battles, or lore videos that dove deep into a game's story, YouTube was the place to find it all. In 2015, the company launched YouTube Gaming to combat the rising popularity of Twitch. It also ended up being a testing ground of sorts for things like a dark theme, Super Chat, and Channel Memberships. But in a weird turn of events, the popularity of the service (according to YouTube, at least) is leading to its shutdown in March 2019.

In an effort to bring everyone back under its proverbial roof, YouTube is adding a new Gaming section to its site. It features personalized content based on the games you like to watch, as well as a mix of the latest videos from your favorite creators and streams from those who are live at that given moment. This, as YouTube says, leads to the "best of uploaded videos and live gaming [in] one destination."

more here:

https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/18/youtube-gaming-standalone-app-shut-march-2019-features-migrate-main-app/

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Twitter brings back chronological timeline to the delight of users

Twitter is going back in time, and back to a timeline.

The company announced on Monday that users can now choose to see a chronological feed of tweets from the people they follow, a feature that restores the platform’s original format.

The change will allow users to opt out of the company’s attempts to use algorithms to determine what tweets might seem more important, a feature that was not popular among some on the platform.

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey tweeted out the news to his more than 4 million followers on Tuesday morning. The change was generally greeted with positive responses from Twitter users.

more here:

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-brings-back-chronological-timeline-delight-users-n910671

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Athlete banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much

A German triathlete was banned from an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant after eating nearly 100 plates of fish.

Jaroslav Bobrowski, an Ironman competitor, visited Running Sushi in Landshut, Bavaria last weekend for a never-ending meal.

more here:

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/09/16/athlete-banned-from-all-can-eat-restaurant-for-eating-too-much.html

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SpaceX will fly Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as the first ever private tourist to the moon

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa signed with SpaceX to fly around the moon on the company's next generation rocket, CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday.

Maezawa will attempt to be the first to return to the moon in nearly half a century, launching aboard a Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), which SpaceX is developing. BFR is the flagship for Musk's vision of creating a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars, and testing on the behemoth rocket is expected to begin next year.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/18/spacex-japan-billionaire-yusaku-maezawa-first-tourist-to-fly-to-moon.html

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Germany - Spy Chief Interrogated In Parliament Over Chemnitz ‘Migrant Hunts’ (Video)

Chemnitz, the city that has been seeing anti-immigrant protests for weeks on end now ever since refugees murdered a German man during a city festival, seems to be the theme that German Chancellor Ms. Angela Merkel can’t shake.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37365-Germany-Spy-Chief-Interrogated-In-Parliament-Over-Chemnitz-Migrant-Hunts-Video

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US imposes new tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing.

These will apply to almost 6,000 items, marking the biggest round of US tariffs so far.

Handbags, rice and textiles will be included, but some items expected to be targeted such as smart watches and high chairs have been excluded.

The Chinese commerce ministry said it had no choice but to retaliate but is yet to detail what action it will take.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45555749?ns_linkname=news_central&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_mchannel=social

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EU Elections - Hungary's Orban Challenges France's Macron To 'Populist Versus European'

Mr. Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary who was hit with an ‘Article 7’ slap on the wrist by the European Commission earlier this week, is said to have issued a personal behind-the-scenes challenge to the French president Emmanuel Macron to contest the ideological future of Europe during next year’s European elections.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37360-EU-Elections-Hungary-s-Orban-Challenges-France-s-Macron-To-Populist-Versus-European

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China Says ‘Inhumane Treatment’ Of Tourists – Sweden Responds: Are You Kidding Me? (Video

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37338-China-Says-Inhumane-Treatment-Of-Tourists-Sweden-Responds-Are-You-Kidding-Me-Video

Someone in China has clearly taken lessons in ‘overacting’ from Elizabeth Berkley in director Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 movie ‘Showgirls,’ but you can’t argue when the power lies in the numbers of views this next video is racking up of course.

The Chinese government in Beijing is not too happy about Sweden’s allowance to let the Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama give a lecture on their territory, and thus anything it can use to make the Swedes look bad will be magnified.

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Trump White House Lowers Refugee Admission To 30,000

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US will cut the number of refugees it would accept next year. The slash will mark the second straight year the country is doing so, making a total departure from the previous trend set by the administration of former President Barack Obama.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37353-Trump-White-House-Lowers-Refugee-Admission-To-30-000

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UK - Boxing Champion Offers Addict '£150 Of Crack' For Sex Act (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37350-UK-Boxing-Champion-Offers-Addict-150-Of-Crack-For-Sex-Act-Video

The British police have confirmed they “will investigate this sickening footage” after a video circulated online since yesterday showing British boxer Billy Joe Saunders taunting an apparent drug addict from inside his car and making her do several actions in exchange for ($200) “£150 of crack”.

In the exchange, filmed from inside the boxing champion’s £250,000 Rolls Royce, Mr. Saunders (who next month defends his WBO middleweight crown against American Demetrius Andrade in Boston) promises the woman to crack in exchange for slapping an innocent bystander or performing a sex act on his companion in the car with him.

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Mexico – As Murder Tally Hits Record, Bodies Get Stored In Refrigerated Containers (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37347-Mexico-As-Murder-Tally-Hits-Record-Bodies-Get-Stored-In-Refrigerated-Containers-Video

2003 was the hottest summer on record for Paris, France. As the cities morgues couldn’t cope with the number of elderly people dying because of the rising temperatures, refrigerant containers were rolled in to allow the bodies awaiting funerals to be stored. It made for pictures that went round worldwide.

It is unclear whether Mr. Luis Octavio Cotero, the head of the forensic investigators unit in the Mexican province Jalisco has ever heard of the 2003 French summer solution to dealing with too many corpses, but he did manage to come up with a similar answer to handle the record-breaking murder rate in Mexico.

Mr. Luis Octavio Cotero, explaining why there was a refrigerated trailer containing at some 150 corpses standing on the outskirts of Guadalajara said: "We ran out of cemetery plots where we could bury them."

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Washington - Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Dying Beaver

http://thegoldwater.com/news/36158-Washington-Man-Arrested-For-Sexually-Assaulting-Dying-Beaver

A man in Kennewick, Washington has been arrested after performing a despicable act on a dying animal. The incident began in Columbia Park in Kennewick, Washington late Monday night when a woman said she saw someone run over an animal with their car.

When she stopped to try to help the animal which turned out to be a beaver she wrapped it in a towel and ran home to get a container to put it in. To her surprise, when she returned to the scene 30 minutes later she found a man on top of the beaver with his pants unzipped.

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Pedophile Filmed Rapes of Three Girls Under Five Faces 200 Years and 78 Federal Charges

Shocking revelations have come to light surrounding a Burlington, Maryland pedophile who the District Attorney’s Office says is responsible for “horrific” sexual assaults on three young girls under the age of five.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37319-Pedophile-Filmed-Rapes-of-Three-Girls-Under-Five-Faces-200-Years-and-78-Federal-Charges

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New York - Long Island Woman Arrested for Faking a Trump Hate Crime

It would have certainly provoked angry reactions and fervent condemnation from many, especially from the liberals who are always ready to pounce on Trump supporters. Except for one thing… the story was false.

A Long Island woman fabricated a story about a Trump-related hate crime, and now faces charges related to it.

The proponent of this fake news, false story and accusation has been identified as 19-year-old Adowa Lewis of Baldwin.

Officials said that Lewis told police on Friday that she was driving home when a group of teenagers approached her, aggressively yelled at her “Trump 2016!” and supposedly told her she didn’t belong there.

Lewis claimed she went ahead to park her car in front of her house, presumably ignoring the taunts. She added to her claims, however, that after she woke up the next day, she found her tires were slashed with a note that read, “Go Home.”

more here:

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37315-New-York-Long-Island-Woman-Arrested-for-Faking-a-Trump-Hate-Crime

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7-Alarm Fire at the King's Plaza in Brooklyn Leaves 21 Seriously Injured

There are tragic and dangerous battle firefighters in Brooklyn, New York are engaged in, where the King's Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin is ablaze.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37323-7-Alarm-Fire-at-the-King-s-Plaza-in-Brooklyn-Leaves-21-Seriously-Injured

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Bethesda's Pete Hines on Fallout 76, next-gen and The Elder Scrolls 6

Bethesda Softworks continues its march as one of the most bankable video game companies on the planet. The Washington-based publisher has cultivated a passionate following with RPGs both post-apocalyptic and medieval fantasy in Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. With fast-paced, furiously named shooters like Doom, Rage and Wolfenstein.

The company has had a significant period of growth to put them at the top table. At an E3 press conference earlier this year, they announced a slew of games, including the eagerly anticipated The Elder Scrolls VI and new sci-fi adventure Starfield. This in addition to an already impressive slate, including the online multiplayer Fallout 76.

The host of that conference was Pete Hines, Vice President of PR and Marketing. We spoke to Hines about all things Bethesda, including why they decided to announce The Elder Scrolls VI so far in advance, his thoughts on the next generation of consoles and why Bethesda probably won't be opening a studio in the UK any time soon…

more here:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bethesda-apos-pete-hines-fallout-160051203.html

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Philadelphia - Thief Steals Electric Wheelchair of Boy With Cerebral Palsy

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37334-Philadelphia-Thief-Steals-Electric-Wheelchair-of-Boy-With-Cerebral-Palsy

The 8-year-old boy is already in a challenging position as it is, living with cerebral palsy. That is why he relies so much on his electric, custom-fitted wheelchair for his mobility and sense of independence. It seems unimaginable then that any person would want to take the crucial wheelchair from the boy. But a heartless, conscienceless thief actually took the wheelchair in just almost a split second.

Ryan Lewis and his mom, Meghan ran errands together on Saturday. When they returned to their home later that day in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, Meghan had to carry Ryan inside. As such, she briefly left his wheelchair outside, without any hint of worries that someone will actually take it away since they were already home.

The shocking, sick thing happened though. The mom shared: “I went upstairs and my window was open, and so I looked out the window and his chair was gone. Just like that.”

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Mormon Bishop Sam Young Ex-Communicated For Seeking To End "Youth-Interviews"

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37274-Mormon-Bishop-Sam-Young-Ex-Communicated-For-Seeking-To-End-Youth-Interviews

A now-former Mormon bishop has found himself ex-communicated after he led a campaign criticizing the church's closed-door, one-on-one youth interviews by church leaders that often included sexual questions such as masturbation habits or whether or not the interviewee was a virgin. Sam Young announced his official ex-communication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Sunday during a press conference. Young was the founder of Protect LDS Children, the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" was more or less the "re-branding" of the Mormon religion.

Young announced that he had received a letter on August 28th that a formal disciplinary council would convene to determine his fate. The letter also said the council could result in "the possibility of excommunication, disfellowshipment, formal probation, or no action. The reason for this council is that you are reported to have acted repeatedly in clear, open, and deliberate public opposition to the Church or its leaders." Church elders hand-delivered the verdict letter to Young at his business in Houston which he read aloud at Sunday's press conference.

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South Korea - Government Surprised By Growing Protests Against Muslim Refugees

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37288-South-Korea-Government-Surprised-By-Growing-Protests-Against-Muslim-Refugees

“Their culture and religion are very different from us. I don't want to see this bad religion in our country where our children will grow up and it will bring harm to them."

Mr. Il Lee, a human rights lawyer, claims that fake stories and online anti-Islam propaganda is the main cause for the growing protests but does also admit that, just as in Japan, the anti-refugee sentiment is not new in Korea.

Furthermore, the government's apparent lack of involvement to improve matters for the refugees arriving hasn’t helped either.

Mr. Lee: "There is a strong phenomenon in Korea that people blame foreigners for everything that goes wrong. But when it comes to the Yemeni asylum seekers, there is a strong anti-Islam sentiment as well.”

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Is That Really The Way It Is? Cronkite, Spin And Flagging Faith In Media

"And that's the way it is," Walter Cronkite would cheerfully and authoritatively sign off. Not nearly as cheerful as, say, Paul Harvey's "and now you know" tag-line delivery, but, like Harvey, he seemed to give off an aura of respectability, incorruptible fidelity and inviolable integrity. When Cronkite told you that was the way it was, well you knew that was the case.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37325-Is-That-Really-The-Way-It-Is-Cronkite-Spin-And-Flagging-Faith-In-Media

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New York - Long Island Woman Arrested for Faking a Trump Hate Crime

It would have certainly provoked angry reactions and fervent condemnation from many, especially from the liberals who are always ready to pounce on Trump supporters. Except for one thing… the story was false.

A Long Island woman fabricated a story about a Trump-related hate crime, and now faces charges related to it.

The proponent of this fake news, false story and accusation has been identified as 19-year-old Adowa Lewis of Baldwin.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37315-New-York-Long-Island-Woman-Arrested-for-Faking-a-Trump-Hate-Crime

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Kavanaugh Ready to Refute ‘False Allegations’ of Sexual Assault Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied Monday an accusation of sexual assault from Christine Blasey Ford, confirming he was willing to refute the allegations to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the Committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity,” Kavanaugh said in a statement provided to reporters from the White House. Kavanaugh, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump, was spotted at the White House on Monday.

Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, speaking to the Washington Post about her account of the event she says happened when they were both in high school.

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford in the interview. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

Kavanaugh repeated that the allegation was “completely false.”

more here:

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/17/brett-kavanaugh-ready-to-refute-false-allegations-of-sexual-assault-before-senate-judiciary-committee/

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OnePlus is Going to Make a Smart TV, You Can Name It

Now that OnePlush has established itself as an important player in the smartphone industry, they are setting sights on another category of tech: TVs. OnePlus announced over the weekend that they are going to make a OnePlus TV that fits into the smart TV category.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau will lead this new division, where they’ll attempt to balance “high-quality hardware with the latest in technology, developing a seamless user experience, and crafting hardware that is minimalistic and timeliness in design.” Lau wants to make it easier for you to share photos from your phone to your TV. Apparently, he doesn’t know about Google Cast?

more here:

https://www.droid-life.com/2018/09/17/oneplus-is-going-to-make-a-smart-tv-you-can-name-it/

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Microsoft says Game Pass an “early success”

When it comes to console gaming Sony now has a commanding lead over Microsoft, leading to the company becoming more creative with monetizing their platform.

One of the results is Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service from Microsoft for use with its Xbox One games console. Described as “Netflix for video games”, the Xbox Game Pass grants users access to a catalogue of games from a range of publishers for a single monthly subscription price. The service was launched on June 1, 2017 and cost $99 per year.

The service currently has more than 200 games, but we have not had feedback yet on its performance. Now Microsoft CFO Amy Hood has revealed that the service appears to be doing quite well, calling it an “early success.”

more here:

https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-says-game-pass-an-early-success/

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​Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux

In a surprising move, Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, is taking a break from his Linux kernel work to work on his behavior toward other developers. In a note to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), Torvalds wrote, "I need to change some of my behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely."

If you follow the trials and tribulations of Linux developments, this is mind-blowing. For the almost 30 years that Torvalds has been working on the kernel, he's been famous – or infamous – for his outbursts toward programmers and others who didn't meet his high expectations.

Over the decades, Torvalds has torn into security developers, open-source lawyers, and other kernel developers, such as Sage Sharp. Every few months, there would be another four-letter Torvalds eruption. This became publicly accepted, but privately it left bad blood.

The last straw was a side issue. Torvalds had forgotten Maintainer Summit, a meeting of Linux's top 40 or so developers, had already been scheduled when he made plans for a family vacation. The upshot of this was the developers moved the Summit from Vancouver Canada as part of the private Linux Plumbers Conference to Edinburgh, Scotland at the same time as the European Open Source Summit.

more here:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/linus-torvalds-takes-a-break-from-linux/

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Pandora takes on Spotify’s Release Radar with its newest playlist, The Drop

Pandora is taking on Spotify with the launch of a new personalized playlist, The Drop, announced this morning. Similar to Spotify’s Release Radar, The Drop will also focus on new releases from artists its listeners care about. New tracks are added to the playlist on the day they’re released, the company says – that means Fridays, as with Release Radar.

Pandora’s playlist will also be longer than Spotify’s 30-track Release Radar as it doesn’t immediately ditch older tracks when new ones arrive. The Drop will instead grow to feature 100 of the latest tracks listed in order, with the newest at the top.

more here:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/17/pandora-takes-on-spotifys-release-radar-with-its-newest-playlist-the-drop/

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Square Enix shares GeForce RTX 20 Final Fantasy XV benchmarks

The official Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition benchmarks pages have been populated with results ranking the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 at 1440p (high quality settings) and 4K or 2160p (standard/high quality settings). While we await verified third party tests and benchmarks for Nvidia's RTX 20 series this is a nice windfall to catch, via the OC3D Forums.

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition was one of the first titles to be listed with support for Nvidia's DLSS. However, it isn't expected to support real-time raytracing (RTX On) anytime soon. To recap, DLSS is short for Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS), a technology that applies deep learning and AI to rendering techniques, resulting in crisp, smooth edges on rendered objects in games. DLSS can be used as a refined alternative to Temporal Anti-Aliasing tech (TXAA) and Nvidia tests show it speeds up your frame rates as it shifts GPU processing load to the Tensor cores..

You can check the full set of benchmarks at the source benchmark.finalfantasyxv.com/result/ page. The first benchmark scores results, using lower resolutions and quality levels, don't include an RTX 20 Series card, you have to scroll down until you see the first tables with these cards appear at the 1440p Standard Quality level. Above and below I have embedded sample truncated tables showing the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080.

more here:

https://www.hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/122237-square-enix-shares-geforce-rtx-20-final-fantasy-xv-benchmarks/

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iPhone Xs Sees Lukewarm Market Response As Folks Wait For iPhone XR

Former KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back today with another research note. The analyst made a series of predictions before Apple’s Gather Around event. Some of these materialized, but others did not. This fact accurately represented Kuo’s mixed track record, which often drowns in his notoriety. So what’s his take on Apple’s latest iPhones and Apple Watch launch?

more here:

https://wccftech.com/apple-iphone-xs-pre-orders-slow/

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A song from Paul McCartney’s latest album contains a song targeted at Trump and climate change

A song from Paul McCartney’s latest album contains a song targeted at Donald Trump and climate change deniers.

The 76-year-old Beatles star spoke in an interview with BBC News to promote his new album “Egypt Station” about one of his new songs, “Despite Repeated Warnings.” The track is described as a diatribe about climate change deniers in which he complains that they’re often loud, but uninformed.

"People who deny climate change… I just think it's the most stupid thing ever," McCartney said.

He continued: “So I just wanted to make a song that would talk about that and basically say, 'Occasionally, we've got a mad captain sailing this boat we're all on and he is just going to take us to the iceberg [despite] being warned it's not a cool idea.'"

When pressed, the star revealed that the real subject of his new song is the president. However, he notes that the message can apply to a lot of people.

“Well, I mean obviously it’s Trump but there’s plenty of them about. He’s not the only one.”

more here:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/16/paul-mccartney-reveals-new-song-about-climate-change-is-directed-at-donald-trump.html

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Border Patrol Agent Arrested, Serial Killer Who Preyed On Prostitutes

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37168-Border-Patrol-Agent-Arrested-Serial-Killer-Who-Preyed-On-Prostitutes

The Goldwater supports our fellow countrymen who serve and protect with their lives, but just as we report on the courageous accomplishments of our U.S. Border Patrol, we must also report when one of their own goes astray. That appears to be the case after a U.S. Border Patrol agent named Juan David Ortiz was arrested early Saturday. Ortiz was charged on suspicion that he murdered four prostitutes and abducted a fifth but his last victim managed to escape.

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Christian Group Goes On Attack Against Steam’s New Adult Filters, Sexy Visual Novels

The National Center On Sexual Exploitation has had Valve in their sights since last year when the organization came across House Party . The organization led a campaign against the game until Valve had the game briefly pulled from the Steam store until the developer censored the game. Valve began cracking down on games throughout the later half of 2017, preventing developers from talking about, discussing, or directing users to uncensored patches for games. Throughout 2018 Valve had a change of heart and decided to implement adult filters instead, allowing gamers to purchase adults-only games if they modify the filter settings in their profile. This didn’t go down too well with NCOSE.

According to the Christian Post, NCOSE expressed discontent with Valve’s decision to utilize adult filters, calling it “unacceptable. Dawn Hawkins, the executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, stated…

>Steam is willfully contributing to the cultural objectification of women with this game. It normalizes the idea that men have the right to control and abuse women according to their will, something that ought to be socially unacceptable particularly in this #MeToo era,

more here:

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2018/09/christian-group-goes-on-attack-against-steams-new-adult-filters-sexy-visual-novels/69286/

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Wyoming - Shelter Hit for Pepper-Spraying Dog Before Putting Him Down

Animal rights advocates and dog lovers alike are up in arms after a dog was shot with pepper spray before being euthanized in a shelter in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The move has caused a huge uproar leading for calls to have the shelter president removed from his position.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37313-Wyoming-Shelter-Hit-for-Pepper-Spraying-Dog-Before-Putting-Him-Down

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Tennis - Umpires Threaten Serena Boycott Until She Apologizes

Serena Williams appeared for a first television interview (on Australian show The Sunday Project) since ‘that’ meltdown at the US Open. The presenter asked for her opinion on what happened after which the US tennis ace stated that she still believes she was treated very unfairly and sexist.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37292-Tennis-Umpires-Threaten-Serena-Boycott-Until-She-Apologizes

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Joe Biden Calls Trump Supporters The “Dregs Of Society” (Video)

That’s all folks. No longer will you be able to call yourself ‘deplorables’ and be proud of it. Whereas Google co-founder Mr Sergey Brin could be heard comparing Trump supporters to fascists over the weekend (see our related coverage) this one topped them all.

Former Vice-President Mr Joe Biden decided to back the Democratic Party’s effort for the upcoming Midterms and get the troops riled up. In the process, he referred to anyone who had dared to vote for current US President Donald Trump as the ‘dregs of society’.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37302-Joe-Biden-Calls-Trump-Supporters-The-Dregs-Of-Society-Video

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France - Macron Tells Unemployed “I Can Find You A Job Just By Crossing The Street” (Video)

French President Emmanuel Macron has once again landed himself in hot water for being to blunt and direct to the French public (although some also say he was simply right about this one).

Meeting with the public during an event, the former Rothschild banker got into a discussion with a 25-year-old aspiring gardener who said he had trouble finding a job. President Macron told him he should change careers and instead look for a job in catering or construction.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37309-France-Macron-Tells-Unemployed-I-Can-Find-You-A-Job-Just-By-Crossing-The-Street-Video

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Spain - Ryanair Passenger Boards, Sees Baggage Handler Stealing His Luggage (Video)

A member of the luggage handling team at Ibiza airport was fired after three days on the job when the person whose luggage he was stealing from managed to film him while he opened his suitcase.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37300-Spain-Ryanair-Passenger-Boards-Sees-Baggage-Handler-Stealing-His-Luggage-Video

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Belgium - Migrant Stabber Attacks Police, Gets Shot Near Brussels North Station

Given the great number of attacks on officers of the law in Brussels and Paris over the past few years, police in Belgium and France have by now been given green light by their superiors to pretty much ‘shoot on sight’ if any ‘migrant’ attacks them with a knife.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37297-Belgium-Migrant-Stabber-Attacks-Police-Gets-Shot-Near-Brussels-North-Station

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Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence

Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that "disrupts public order" with up to five years in prison, the public prosecutor said Tuesday, as the kingdom cracks down on dissent.

"Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and public morals through social media … will be considered a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of three million riyals ($800,000)," the public prosecution tweeted late Monday.

The kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has drawn harsh criticism from rights groups over the targeting of human rights activists and political dissidents across the spectrum since his appointment in June 2017.

Saudi Arabia's legislation on cybercrime has sparked concern among international rights groups in the past.

https://www.france24.com/en/20180904-saudi-arabia-declares-online-satire-punishable-offence

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Brazil Election - Leftwing Candidates Fighting For Second Spot As Bolsonaro Leads

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37284-Brazil-Election-Leftwing-Candidates-Fighting-For-Second-Spot-As-Bolsonaro-Leads

The assassination attempt on rightwing conservative Mr. Jair Bolsonaro means he is currently no longer campaigning in a race he very comfortably leads. In fact, the tie-ups for the second round are also starting to turn in his favor.

On the other side of the political spectrum, two leftist contenders are desperately trying to shake off the others and become Mr. Bolsonaro’s challenger in what will be a polarized runoff vote in October of rightwing versus leftwing. Most political analysts now assume that the winner, in the end, will be he who is able to take the ‘undecided’ voters.

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Google 'mistakenly' alteredsettings on Pixel phones. Whoops.

Like most phones these days, Google's Pixel devices have a battery saver mode that automatically kicks in when your charge level reaches a certain threshold. You can change the percentage at which battery saver activates, but apparently Google can do that, too. A substantial number of Pixel owners report their phones have suddenly switched to battery saver mode when almost fully charged.

Battery saver conserves your juice by limiting background processes and keeping apps from refreshing until you open them. That's great, but it's not something you want enabled all the time. Mysteriously, many Pixel users found their phones' usual battery saver threshold had been altered today. They were set to 99%, which turned on battery saver immediately.

more here:

https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/13/pixels-suddenly-started-activating-battery-saver-almost-fully-charged/

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Ted Cruz Challenger Beto O’Rourke Wants to Ban AR-15s

Beto O'Rourke says that AR-15s do not belong on U.S. streets or in schools.

“I think banning bump stocks makes a lot of sense,” O’Rourke said in an interview with CBS News

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37224-Ted-Cruz-Challenger-Beto-O-Rourke-Wants-to-Ban-AR-15s

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Hurricane Florence - 17 Dead In "Historic And Unprecedented Flooding" (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37282-Hurricane-Florence-17-Dead-In-Historic-And-Unprecedented-Flooding-Video

As predicted, Hurricane Florence weakened to a tropical storm Sunday but the stalling of the storm means that residents of North Carolina are facing record amounts of rain, major-riving flooding, and even tornadoes. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned residents during a midday news conference, "Flood waters are still raging across parts of our state, and the risk to life is rising with the angry waters." Gov. Cooper added that "this storm has never been more dangerous than it is right now" in some parts of North Carolina where they are getting 2 to 3 inches an hour.

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Saudi Arabia - Eritrea And Ethiopia Sign Peace Agreement Under King Salman

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37280-Saudi-Arabia-Eritrea-And-Ethiopia-Sign-Peace-Agreement-Under-King-Salman

There is something moving about seeing peace between two ancient nations in modern times, that is exactly what took place Sunday at a ceremony in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. King Salman oversaw the agreement between officials from both Eritrea and Ethiopia bringing an end to more than 20 years of war between the two countries. Saudi Arabia's King Salman presided over a ceremony between Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed after the two leaders signed the agreement.

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Sex robot brothel in Italy ‘shut down by police less than two weeks after it opened’

A SEX robot brothel in Italy has been shut down by police less than two weeks after it opened.

Lumidolls latest bordello in Turin was closed after alleged infringements of Italian property law, Italian media reports.

The closure comes after the firm’s second brothel in Barcelona was forced to move to a new location after the building's landlord cancelled the lease.

Lumidolls also has a brothel in Moscow, Russia, and the firm has plans to open other sex dens across the world.

more here:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7253788/sex-robot-brothel-in-italy-shut-down-by-police-less-than-two-weeks-after-it-opened/

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Serial Killer Murdering Texas Prostitutes is a Border Patrol Agent

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37264-Serial-Killer-Murdering-Texas-Prostitutes-is-a-Border-Patrol-Agent

The United States of America's Customs and Border Protection is designed to protect Americans from foreign threats, but now it seems as if one of their own is the predator.

35-year-old Juan David Ortiz is alleged to have gone on a murderous rampage over the period of eleven days, between September 4th and his arrest on September 15th.

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'Fortnite' Has Been Cited In Over 200 Divorces

We all know someone whose life has been taken over by the pursuit of Victory Royales in Fortnite. The worst part about the game, is it wants you all to itself. It's controlling. Jealous. There's no room for anybody else, as the significant others of many Fortnite addicts have found out.

How many you ask? Well, a lot. Because apparently, Fortnite has been cited in over 200 divorces.

Word of Fortnite's impressive homewrecking ability comes way of a new report from U.K. resource site, Divorce Online, that reports that over 200 different couples have cited the battle-royale game, and other games, as a reason for the divorce.

According to Divorce Online, this means that Fortnite has been featured in about 5 percent of the 4,665 divorces in the UK so far in 2018. Or in other words, Fornite isn't done breaking apart happy couples. Rumor has it Epic Games is internally eyeballing 300, with holiday bonuses on the line.

more here:

https://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/09/15/fortnite-200-divorces-addiction-unhealthy/

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Amazon employees are reportedly accepting cash bribes from online sellers to delete negative reviews

For Amazon's online sellers, a negative product review can be extremely damaging to businesses selling their products on the retail giant's site.

In order to quash bad feedback, some sellers are offering Amazon employees bribes to obtain bad reviewers' email addresses or to erase the negative review from the site entirely, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

According to the Wall Street Journal's sources, this practice is especially common in China, where small business owners sometimes pay Amazon employees around $300 for each bad review they take down.

These services are reportedly overseen by brokers who use the Chinese messaging service WeChat to connect sellers with Amazon employees.

more here:

https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-china-cash-bribes-sellers-investigation-2018-9

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Florida - Prisoner Kills Cellmate Then Heads To Chow With Ear On Necklace

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37181-Florida-Prisoner-Kills-Cellmate-Then-Heads-To-Chow-With-Ear-On-Necklace

A disturbingly savage crime took place at the Columbia Correctional Institution where an inmate strangled and mutilated the corpse of his cellmate. The prisoner savagely plucked out cellmate's eyeballs, cut off an ear, and wrapped the body in a bloody sheet before heading off to chow. When the inmate arrived at the chow hall, he was wearing his cellmate's ear around a necklace and it was several moments before prison staff realized something was amiss, according to the Miami Herald.

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AT&T says 5G is going to bring carrier-locked phones back in a big way

5G will be making its proper mobile debut next year, according to everything we’ve heard. That means 5G smartphones — and hopefully, they’ll be real smartphones, not just tablets that we’re calling phones — running on real, mobile 5G networks that subscribers can sign up for. 5G promises much faster speeds and higher capacity, not to mention more consistent performance, so networks have been hyping up its arrival for yearas.

But according to AT&T VP of radio networks and device design Gordon Mansfield, the arrival of 5G smartphones will bring some unintended consequences, at least in the short run. Speaking to PC Mag, Mansfield revealed that the unique demands of 5G will mean that initially, 5G smartphones won’t be transferrable between networks.

You know what that means: Carrier-locked devices are back, baby!

more here:

https://bgr.com/2018/09/16/5g-smartphones-coming-when-att-2018/

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Woman says Galaxy Note 9 burst into flames inside her purse

Samsung’s highly touted and supposedly fireproof Galaxy Note 9 cellphone spontaneously combusted inside a Long Island woman’s purse, she charges in a lawsuit.

In what could be the first report of a Note 9 catching fire, real estate agent Diane Chung’s legal claim recalls the South Korean company’s 2016 disaster with the Galaxy Note 7, which ignited so often Samsung had to dump 2.5 million devices.

The Note 9, which retails for roughly $1,000, wasn’t supposed to have that problem, Samsung officials said ahead of its Aug. 24 release.

“The battery in the Galaxy Note 9 is safer than ever. Users do not have to worry about the batteries anymore,” said CEO Koh Dong-jin, according to reports.

Another Samsung exec, Kate Beaumont, director of product planning, said the company now had a multi-step “battery safety check” in place and the Note 9s would “absolutely not” catch fire.

more here:

https://nypost.com/2018/09/15/woman-says-galaxy-note-9-burst-into-flames-inside-her-purse/

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Security researcher shares web code snippet that causes iPhones and iPads to kernel panic and reboot

Links that cause iPhones and iPads to crash or reboot have become a bit of a trend in recent years. The latest was released by security researcher @pwnsdx over Twitter. What’s interesting about this one in particular is it relies on a simple snippet of HTML and CSS and causes a full device kernel panic, beyond just a simple Springboard crash.

The bug affects any iOS device that can interpret the background-filter effect, something which was first introduced in iOS 7. Essentially, the few lines of CSS apply a computed blur effect to every div element on the page. The accompanying HTML includes a lot of div elements.

The computationally-expensive drawing overloads the WebKit renderer and the system cannot recover other than to kernel panic, crash to the Apple logo, and reboot.

more here:

https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/16/security-researcher-shares-web-code-snippet-that-causes-iphones-and-ipads-to-kernel-panic-and-reboot/

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Police arrest 5 in North Carolina as looters begin to capitalize on Florence chaos

Police in North Carolina arrested five people Saturday night as looters began to break into stores while Tropical Storm Florence brought chaos to the region.

Wilmington Police confirmed the arrests on Twitter but did not immediately release the identities of the five individuals.

“Charges are pending and those details will be released as they become available,” police said.

Authorities said about 1:30 p.m. they became aware of looting taking place at the Dollar General on 5th and Dawson Streets but were initially asked by management “not to intervene at this time.”

more here:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/15/police-arrest-5-in-north-carolina-as-looters-begin-to-capitalize-on-florence-chaos.html

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Kavanaugh accuser breaks silence over sexual misconduct allegations

The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct has identified herself and is speaking publicly about her allegations against Kavanaugh for the first time, according to a Washington Post investigation published Sunday.

Christine Blasey Ford, now a 51-year-old professor at Palo Alto University in California, described an incident between the two in high school, alleging that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed one summer in the 1980s and forced himself on her.

Ford told the Post that Kavanaugh "groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it."

She also said Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth when she attempted to scream for help.

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” Ford said. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

Kavanaugh last week denied the allegations, which were first reported last week.

more here:

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/406925-kavanaugh-accuser-breaks-silence-about-sexual-misconduct-allegations-detailed

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Maryland - 14-Year-Old Rapist Charged As An Adult For Murder Of 83-Year-Old Woman

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36492-Maryland-14-Year-Old-Rapist-Charged-As-An-Adult-For-Murder-Of-83-Year-Old-Woman

A law in Maryland that allows for minors to be charged as an adult means a 14-year-old boy who has been charged with the rape and murder of an 83-year-old woman will be charged as an adult. Baltimore police announced Friday that Tyrone Harvin, 14, will be charged as an adult but there is a process that could allow Harvin to be treated as a juvenile, according to police spokesman T.J. Smith.

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Austria – To Escape Deportation, Afghans Set Fire To Vienna Jail

The Austrian government of Prime Minister Alexander Kurz was elected on a platform of stopping the mass immigration to the country and reducing benefits for anyone not willing to adapt to the ‘cultural’ standards of the middle European country.

In this respect, the coalition of Mr. Kurz’s conservative People’s Party together with the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria has since implemented tough new conditions for migrants: reduced benefits for those who do not speak German and forced deportation for those that do not find employment after a certain number of years.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37220-Austria-To-Escape-Deportation-Afghans-Set-Fire-To-Vienna-Jail

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Brexit – London Mayor Sadiq Khan Says New EU Vote 'Only Approach Left' (Video)

Every day now, the pressure is growing on British Prime Minister Theresa May to abandon her ‘Chequers’ Brexit proposal which she wishes to present to the EU next month (but which must get approved by the British parliament first).

Whereas yesterday Ms Emily Thornberry, co-leader of the main opposition party Labour, warned that they would be voting against her plan, today another powerful political figure spoke up.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37211-Brexit-London-Mayor-Sadiq-Khan-Says-New-EU-Vote-Only-Approach-Left-Video

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Alien Alarm? - FBI Closes Observatory At Sunspot, New Mexico

Speculation is rife as to what is going on at the Sunspot observatory in New Mexico after the FBI closed down the site earlier this week (arriving in a helicopter) and closed off roads towards it. Authorities remain tight-lipped as to why the site was closed.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37039-Alien-Alarm-FBI-Closes-Observatory-At-Sunspot-New-Mexico

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China - Beijing Tea House Scam Rips Tourist of Over $4K Via His Amex Card

If you’re planning to visit Beijing soon as a tourist, be prepared to be extra vigilant, if not wary when making local transactions. Tea shops for one can be appealing and a must-try when in the Forbidden City, but they can also be a magnet for tourists traps in the city infamously known as “The Tea House Scam.”

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37214-China-Beijing-Tea-House-Scam-Rips-Tourist-of-Over-4K-Via-His-Amex-Card

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France - Man 'Shouting Allahu Akbar' Drives Car Into Nîmes Crowd - 2 Wounded (Video)

At 1.30am local time this morning, a man driving a small Peugeot car tried to drive his vehicle into a 50-person crowd in Nîmes where the annual ‘Feria’ was taking place.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37043-France-Man-Shouting-Allahu-Akbar-Drives-Car-Into-N-mes-Crowd-2-Wounded-Video

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EU Immigration Spat - Salvini (IT): Don’t Want New ‘Slaves’ – Asselborn (LUX): Merde Alors! (Video)

What everyone has long assumed, was once again confirmed during a meeting of European Ministers in Vienna to discuss the issue of immigration.

Ms Merkel’s 2015 plan to open the borders for African and Middle Eastern immigrants were simply put in place to guarantee a replacement for the ‘aging’ European population.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37195-EU-Immigration-Spat-Salvini-IT-Don-t-Want-New-Slaves-Asselborn-LUX-Merde-Alors-Video

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458 pigs seized from Kentucky farm to be euthanized unless they find new homes

Animal rescuers are hoping to find homes for 458 pigs that were seized from hoarders in northern Kentucky.

The state rescued the pigs from a farm in Falmouth last week. Most of the pigs are malnourished and some are pregnant.

Farm owner Lori Tristan says she started a rescue operation but realized she could not care for that many animals.

Rescue group officials say they’re hoping donations will help offset the cost of veterinary care and to relocate the animals.

https://fox59.com/2018/09/04/458-pigs-seized-from-kentucky-farm-to-be-euthanized-unless-they-find-new-homes/?

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New Jersey - Female Gang Robbed Banks Dressed As Nuns

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37161-New-Jersey-Female-Gang-Robbed-Banks-Dressed-As-Nuns

A Connecticut woman devised what she thought would be a smart tactic- committing crimes by pretending to be a person unlikely to be suspected of doing illegal things- a nun. But the woman’s month-long crime spree is over as she has been busted, arrested and will soon be in jail.

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WATCH: Hispanic Taco Bell Employee in Florida Refuses Serving Black Girl Over Inability to Speak Spa

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37164-WATCH-Hispanic-Taco-Bell-Employee-in-Florida-Refuses-Serving-Black-Girl-Over-Inability-to-Speak-Spanish

There are reports today about a female Taco Bell employee in Hialeah, Florida, who became enraged at a black woman, who was in the drive-thru to place her order. When the customer couldn't understand the Spanish language of the clerk; it resulted in a chaotic war of words and the eventual need for law enforcement to intervene.

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Canada – Afghan Refugee Child Killer Protesters Chant “Where’s Trudeau?” (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37185-Canada-Afghan-Refugee-Child-Killer-Protesters-Chant-Where-s-Trudeau-Video

The silence of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the arrest of an adult Syrian refugee for the murder of a 13-year old girl thus far is deafening. The liberal politician is always quick on the draw when it comes to criticizing any neighbouring politician for saying or doing anything even slightly off ‘political correctness’, but this time round his own name is being shouted by angry protesters.

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Man Who Rode Out Hurricane Aboard Boat Safe and Well-Rested

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37180-Man-Who-Rode-Out-Hurricane-Aboard-Boat-Safe-and-Well-Rested

The North Carolina man who dared ride out Hurricane Florence aboard his boat said it was safe enough it proved to be “boring” as he found himself napping throughout the storm.

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Brexit Exit Theresa? - 80 Tory MPs And Opposition Labour To Vote Against PM May’s Plan

One of the agreements that the British politicians made with regards to the Brexit negotiations, was that the UK Parliament would get a final vote on the ‘deal’ plan to be presented to the EU before the signatures were put on it.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37120-Brexit-Exit-Theresa-80-Tory-MPs-And-Opposition-Labour-To-Vote-Against-PM-May-s-Plan

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DNC Election Meddling Blamed On Russia And WikiLeaks In Lawsuit

A new filing in the Democratic National Committee v. Russian Federation, WikiLeaks, et al. was released Thursday. As per the hearing yesterday, parties are asked to file a proposed scheduling order by September 28, 2018, and the plaintiff (DNC) is expected to file an Amended Complaint by October 12, 2018.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37071-DNC-Election-Meddling-Blamed-On-Russia-And-WikiLeaks-In-Lawsuit

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Colombia – OAS Considers ''Military Intervention'' In Venezuela

The extended family of Venezuelan dictator Mr. Nicolas Maduro should by now be transferring all their accounts to Switzerland as this is the second warning of possible looming military intervention in a week.

This time around, the Organisation of American States’ head, Mr. Luis Almagro claimed that, after visiting and speaking to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia (and meeting with President Ivan Duque), the international community should consider ‘all options’.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37138-Colombia-OAS-Considers-Military-Intervention-In-Venezuela

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Disruptive Airplane Passengers to Bear Costs of Flight Diversions

Air passengers should exercise extra control and patience because losing one’s temper while on board a flight may prove to be hugely expensive. Unruly passengers can face large penalties for causing trouble or disruption on flights due to their bad temper.

Problems with disruptive passengers have existed for decades but they have gained more attention recently with the increased focus on safety and security, and with the reality of most flights contending with tighter seating and packed planes.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37142-Disruptive-Airplane-Passengers-to-Bear-Costs-of-Flight-Diversions

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Hurricane Florence – Looting Starts As Twitter Feasts ‘Racist’ Carolina States Get Hit (Video)

Unfortunately, every natural disaster that hits the US seems to bring out the best and the worst in people. Whereas first responders are out to help citizens stuck in bad weather, some wait for the emptiness after the worst of the storm passes to steal other people’s belongings.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37109-Hurricane-Florence-Looting-Starts-As-Twitter-Feasts-Racist-Carolina-States-Get-Hit-Video

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NYT, Vogue, HuffPost All Falsely Accuse Nikki Haley Of Spending Tax Money (During Obama Presidency)

Did you read anywhere about Ms. Nikki Haley’s choice of drapes this week? Chances that you did are pretty big as the worldwide mainstream media blatantly copied an article posted in the New York Times earlier about her expensive taste in office decoration. The tale reached the French, Dutch and Australian press.

The original NYT piece, which appeared in a translated version in many European newspapers by the same newspaper owner, was entitled “Nikki Haley’s View of New York is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701,” and complained about Ms. Haley’s apparent usage of taxpayers money to improve her offices.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37145-NYT-Vogue-HuffPost-All-Falsely-Accuse-Nikki-Haley-Of-Spending-Tax-Money-During-Obama-Presidency

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U2's Bono Takes Time Off Of Tax-Dodging And Running Abusive Charities To Call Swedes Nazis

U2's Bono has made headlines by insulting the Swedes. During a concert in Sweden, the Irish pop singer gave the Roman salute (more commonly referred to as Nazi salute or Sieg Heil) during a concert in the guise of the Mister Macphisto character from the Zoo tour.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37135-U2-s-Bono-Takes-Time-Off-Of-Tax-Dodging-And-Running-Abusive-Charities-To-Call-Swedes-Nazis

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Breaking: Fort Worth Police Officer Garrett Hull Has Died After Being Shot By Robbery Suspect

Garrett Hull, a Fort Worth officer and a 17-year veteran of the department, was shot in the head and the man who shot him was killed when police tried to stop the robbery that occurred about midnight Friday at a bar, police said.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37127-Breaking-Fort-Worth-Police-Officer-Garrett-Hull-Has-Died-After-Being-Shot-By-Robbery-Suspect

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Belgium Elections – Racism, Communism And Cocaine

With Swedish elections over and done with, Europe is looking forward to the next voting appointments taking place in October. Two Eurozone member states in the west are next on the list: Germany (which has regional elections in the South) and Belgium (which has communal elections for the whole country).

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37118-Belgium-Elections-Racism-Communism-And-Cocaine

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Mexico – Cartel ‘Sicarios’ Dressed As Mariachi Singers Kill 3 In Tourist Hotspot

Mexico is a nation plagued by cartel violence, but all year round, tourists from across the globe visit hot spot destinations such as Cancun. The general consensus among tourists seems to be that yes, Mexico is dangerous but if you stick to the tourist locations you'll be fine. Yet again, this theory has been proven wrong as sicarios dressed as a Mariachi band opened fire with rifles and pistols killing three people Friday. The gunman injured another seven at least in a tourist plaza in downtown Mexico City, according

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37113-Mexico-Cartel-Sicarios-Dressed-As-Mariachi-Singers-Kill-3-In-Tourist-Hotspot

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Australia – $100k Reward For Strawberry Needle Saboteur Information (Video)

Earlier this year, there was a health scare in Germany when an unknown internet savant asked supermarkets for a payment after he claimed to have contaminated baby food putting glass into several jars. The whole country followed the story and thanks to camera surveillance the culprit was quickly caught.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37112-Australia-100k-Reward-For-Strawberry-Needle-Saboteur-Information-Video

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China – Dua Lipa In Tears Seeing LGBT Fans Beaten Up By Police At Concert (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37002-China-Dua-Lipa-In-Tears-Seeing-LGBT-Fans-Beaten-Up-By-Police-At-Concert-Video

China is slowly but surely opening up to global pop acts. However, just as last seen during the Eurovision semi-final in 2018 when someone waved a rainbow LGBT flag and the Chinese television broadcast cut the feed, they are not too keen on Chinese fans showing their support for the gay-movement (or even for anyone dancing during concerts for that matter).

And thus, young English-Albanian singer Dua Lipa was left to cry on stage when she noticed what Chinese security forces did to her fans who dared to stand up and dance during her songs or, even worse, to those that dared to wave a rainbow flag.

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Maryland - Elderly Woman Mauled to Death By Pit Bull She Adopted Weeks Ago

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36250-Maryland-Elderly-Woman-Mauled-to-Death-By-Pit-Bull-She-Adopted-Weeks-Ago

Howard County police said the victim was identified as Robin Conway. Her husband discovered what tragically happened to her when he came home and saw the animal standing over her body.

The husband tied the pet to a fence at their Columbia, Md. Home before calling 911. Sadly, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene after cops and paramedics arrived.

The victim’s sister, Susan LeClair said Conway loved animals and was truly excited about her recently adopted a pit bull. She added: “She was a caring person above all. She cared about animals; she cared about her family; she cared about people.”

Responding cops said the dog still behaved menacingly even after the fatal attack on Conway. It was even aggressively lunging while on leash and barking. The officers waited for the dog to visibly calm down before it was euthanized.

The state medical examiner is set to perform an autopsy on Conway’s body as no cause of death has been confirmed yet for the 64-year-old fatality.

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How Jared and Ivanka Have Subverted Trump's Border Promises: The Jewish Influence

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37096-How-Jared-and-Ivanka-Have-Subverted-Trump-s-Border-Promises-The-Jewish-Influence

President Trump ran on strong border security and tough pressures onto Congress to build this fortress among us; one where immigration laws would be strengthened and we would have the historic border wall.

I want my wall. I want the wall. We all want our wall.

President Trump "has made nationalist policy into the policy of the executive branch," says a New York Times Editor, Jonathan Weisman, a prominent Jewish connoisseur of the elite media.

Mainstream media fails to acknowledge despite an endless push for open borders, by the radicals inside the Democratic Party of course; we still have a leader who is unwavering in his assessment of strengthening our borders, as a response.

Currently, in just a month of August, we set an all-time record for illegal aliens who crossed into our nation and were arrested.

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Google Founder Sergey Brin Comparing Trump Voters To ‘Fascists’ (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37103-Google-Founder-Sergey-Brin-Comparing-Trump-Voters-To-Fascists-Video

Google, the search engine responsible for 90% of the world’s search results may have some explaining to do as to its alleged left-leaning bias now that a leaked internal video showing the Silicon Valley giant holding a personal meeting just after the election of US President Donald Trump is comparing the Republican voters to ‘fascists’.

Mr. Sergey Brin, the man who co-founded Google together with Mr. Larry Page tries to calm down his stressed-out Google employees who fear for their future after the Trump election.

At one point during the conference, Mr. Brin (a Russian immigrant) talks about the typical mentality of Trump voters and how they probably voted for him not because they wanted change, but because they were bored. According to Mr. Bring, people with 'routine jobs' were more likely to vote for Trump than those with 'non-routine' jobs, claiming that 'boredom' might explain the President's popularity.

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Illegal Alien from Guatemala Stabs 16-year-old Jersey Girl to Death

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37004-Illegal-Alien-from-Guatemala-Stabs-16-year-old-Jersey-Girl-to-Death

16-year-old Madison Wells was a loving person, say those who remember her, and now that she's gone? Their lives are torn apart.

Long Branch School Superintendent Michael Salvatore said that the Long Branch High School, where Madison attended, will have grief counseling available for students and staff to take advantage of. He added that the services would be at the pleasure of the Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, in a statement, said Long Branch police responded to a call about the stabbing at 10:42 PM in the 200 blocks of Van Pelt Place, as reported by the NJ.com website.

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Nike's Kaepernick ad draws record likes on social media, sends stock to all-time high amid sales boo

Nike's controversial ad campaign with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has drawn a surge in Instagram followers and likes on Twitter and Facebook, which should translate into higher sales, according to one analyst.

Nike added roughly 170,000 Instagram followers around the timing of the release of its ad campaign, Wedbush Securities analyst Christopher Svezia said in a research note Friday.

"Indeed, [Nike] management knows its American consumer well and the campaign featuring Mr. Kaepernick is a positive for the brand and likely its sales," Svezia said. The company's shares hit a record high of $83.90 on Thursday. Wedbush placed a 12-month price target of $90 a share on the stock.

The ad campaign generated "possibly record likes by Americans" on social media, even though there's been a wave of anti-Nike comments as well, according to Webush's internal analysis of the marketing campaign. Kaepernick, who knelt during the 2016 National Football League season during the national anthem in protest against racial injustice, opted out of his contract with the 49ers and hasn't signed with another NFL football team.

more here:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/14/nikes-kaepernick-ad-should-fuel-sales-as-retailer-knows-its-consumer.html

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Germany – All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Restaurant Bans Ironman Triathlete

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37106-Germany-All-You-Can-Eat-Sushi-Restaurant-Bans-Ironman-Triathlete

German ironman triathlete Mr. Jaroslav Bobrowski found a new way of building up his strength recently. He would fast for extended periods of time while working out and then eat all he could afterward. This regimen has now landed him a ban from the all-you-can-eat Running Sushi in Landshut.

The ban took place after the restaurant's owner said Mr. Bobrowski ate five people's worth of food in one night. The triathlete was a regular at the sushi spot, but the owner saw his last meal, in which he had 80 plates of sushi, as "not normal."

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New Report Finds Nearly Half Of All U.S. Cellphone Calls Will Be Scammers By 2019

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37100-New-Report-Finds-Nearly-Half-Of-All-U-S-Cellphone-Calls-Will-Be-Scammers-By-2019

The exact increase of scam calls in U.S. mobile traffic alone has increased by 3.7 percent in 2017 to a whopping 29.2 percent in 2018. Now, a press release issued by First Orion Wednesday says that that number is expected to increase to 44.6 percent in 2019. Charles D. Morgan, CEO and Head Data Scientist of First Orion said, "Year after year, the scam call epidemic bombards consumers at record-breaking levels, surpassing the previous year and scammers increasingly invade our privacy at new extremes."

Morgan continued, "Recently, the FCC joined forces with several technology companies, including First Orion, to find a way to combat these calls, but we still see rampant increases. After working closely with several carriers, we've found that in-network solutions that leverage sophisticated data analysis and machine learning are by far the most accurate way to pinpoint the origin of a call and identify it before it reaches your phone."

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Deranged Leftists Wishing Trump Supporters Dead in Hurricane Florence - Twitter Does Nothing

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36995-Deranged-Leftists-Wishing-Trump-Supporters-Dead-in-Hurricane-Florence-Twitter-Does-Nothing

There's a stunning display of hatred on Twitter right now, with radical leftists openly calling for Trump supporters to die in Hurricane Florence, which will soon slam into the coast near South Carolina.

Twitter, notorious for shadowbans, censorship, and suspensions of accounts that are pro-Trump, has failed to take any action against those responsible.

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Woman Recognized by Trump For Losing Daughter To MS-13, Killed At Daughter's Memorial Service

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37099-Woman-Recognized-by-Trump-For-Losing-Daughter-To-MS-13-Killed-At-Daughter-s-Memorial-Service

It all started when the 16-year-old Cuevas was leaving school on Tuesday morning when she and her fellow backpack-toting teenagers walked past an old minivan parked near the school in the suburbs of central Long Island. As the teens walked by, members of the violent street gang MS-13 jumped out of the minivan armed with baseball bats and began beating the three teens. Investigators say the gang members thought the teens were members of a rival gang.

The gang members then hopped back in the minivan with one of the teens and sped off in search of another victim. The police surrounded the neighborhood and eventually spotted the MS-13 members as they were trying to abduct a fourth victim. A Suffolk County indictment revealed the worlds of one of the gang members named Miguel Rivera, 20. "We were going to take him somewhere private and beat him to death," Rivera said according to the documents.

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Says It Signed Up Its First Round-the-Moon Tourist

Elon Musk’s SpaceX, demonstrating its founder and chief executive’s penchant for showmanship, announced that it had signed up the first private passenger seeking to fly around the moon. But the company provided no timetable or other details about the plan.

In a message on Twitter Thursday night, the closely held Space Exploration Technologies Corp. said the mission is slated to use its largest rocket, dubbed the BFR, which is still under development and, according to industry officials, may be at least a year or two from an initial test flight.

In the message, however, SpaceX described the latest plan as “an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.” The identity of the passenger and other specifics are expected to be revealed Monday.

more here:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musks-spacex-says-it-has-signed-up-its-first-round-the-moon-tourist-1536898342

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Jeff Bezos: President Trump's media criticism is 'dangerous'

Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos on Thursday called President Donald Trump's criticism of journalists "dangerous," saying he will consistently stick up for the role of media in democracy.

Bezos, whose companies are a frequent target of Trump's criticism, didn't mention Trump by name but assailed the president's attacks on the media.

"It is a mistake for any elected official, in my opinion – I don’t think this is a very out-there opinion – to attack media and journalists," he told interviewer David Rubenstein in an on-stage interview at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

Trump has repeatedly accused legitimate journalism of being "fake news." He has also baselessly accused Bezos of using his ownership of the Post as a vehicle for lobbying on behalf of Amazon, which he alleges does not pay enough taxes.

"I do defend the Post," Bezos said. "I don’t feel the need to defend Amazon."

more here:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/09/13/amazon-jeff-bezos-washington-post-donald-trump/1281387002/

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QAnon: How do you demonstrate 'reasonable cause' to regulate and/or break up BIG TECH

This article comes amidst a recent post from QAnon on 8ch, which suggests that massive censorship occurring on the “Big Tech” and leading social platforms will result in a swift and decisive war against them per the Trump Administration.

The endlessly overdrawn battle towards protecting our free speech comes after President Trump has blasted each of the tech giants for their bias.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36972-QAnon-How-do-you-demonstrate-reasonable-cause-to-regulate-and-or-break-up-BIG-TECH

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Media Fail: FBI Not Interested in Feinstein’s Kavanaugh Hoax — but ‘Pro’ Journos Take the Bait

The FBI will not be investigating Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) last-second attempt to smear Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

After countless hours of hearings, a number of in-depth background checks, thousands of questions asked and answered, and numerous one-on-one meetings with senators of both parties, at the very last second Feinstein dramatically released a letter (she has reportedly had in her possession for months) to the FBI.

“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” she said in a statement. “That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”

According to the far-left Washington Post, however, the FBI is not interested and will not be investigating the matter. The Post, however, was happy to add this: “The information came in a letter that describes an alleged episode of sexual misconduct involving the 53-year-old Kavanaugh when he was in high school, according to a person familiar with the matter.”

more here:

https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/09/14/media-fail-fbi-not-interested-in-feinsteins-kavanaugh-hoax-but-pro-journos-take-the-bait/

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Midterms 2018 - Nixon Smashed ‘In The City’ By ‘America Never That Great’ Cuomo

The highly hyped Democratic gubernatorial race in New York between Ms Cynthia Nixon, the former actress best known for her role in “Sex And The City” who ran on a progressive platform, and current NY Governor Mr Andrew Cuomo, who tried to rebuff US President Donald Trump last month with an unfortunate remark claiming ‘America was never that great,’ has been run as expected in the favor of Mr Cuomo.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37056-Midterms-2018-Nixon-Smashed-In-The-City-By-America-Never-That-Great-Cuomo

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FDA Issues Another Kratom Advisory

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued yet another warning regarding the Southeast Asian plant medicine kratom. Kratom has been safely used for hundreds of years throughout areas such as Indonesia. Over the past decade the herb has become more popular in the US and worldwide and as a result, the FDA has been working to smear the plant with warnings that some scientists like former head of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Dr. Jack Henningfield of Johns Hopkins University referred to as "junk science."

http://thegoldwater.com/news/37055-FDA-Issues-Another-Kratom-Advisory

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Russia-China War Games - Cooking With Xi And Vlad

Just before the Russian military would start its biggest ‘War Games’ since 1981 in Siberia (together with several detachments of the Chinese army), head of the Kremlin Mr. Vladimir Putin hosted the Eastern Economic Forum in Wladiwostok, to which also Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping was invited.

The two leaders clearly hit it off, taking time to make some pancakes together under the watchful eye of trained chefs, eat red and black caviar and toast with a glass of vodka.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36778-Russia-China-War-Games-Cooking-With-Xi-And-Vlad-Video

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Alabama - Teens Rob Store As Clerk Suffers Heart Attack (Video)

Two teens from Washington state showed the lows humanity could sink to after witnessing a store clerk in a convenience store suffer a near-fatal heart attack which they may have triggered themselves. Shockingly, instead of coming to the person’s immediate aid, they saw it as an opportunity to rob the store.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36955-Alabama-Teens-Rob-Store-As-Clerk-Suffers-Heart-Attack-Video

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Australia – New PM Morrison “You Got A 20 Dollar Bill, Put Your Hands Up” (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37027-Australia-New-PM-Morrison-You-Got-A-20-Dollar-Bill-Put-Your-Hands-Up-Video

I also asked whether he would repeat his 2006 stunt anytime soon. Back then, after taking charge of Tourism Australia, he launched an advertising campaign to lure more international visitors, featuring the model Lara Bingle in a striped bikini asking: “So where the bloody hell are you?”

It would seem Mr. Morrison took on the challenge because the first embarrassing moment comes three weeks later only.

In order to present his cabinet to a ‘younger crowd’, he posted a 10-second clip on social media, showing his parliament waving their hands to the tunes of rapper Fatman Scoop’s one-time hit “Be Faithful”.

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Hurricane Florence - Police Prepare For Looters, Warn Criminals "Will Go To Jail"

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37014-Hurricane-Florence-Police-Prepare-For-Looters-Warn-Criminals-Will-Go-To-Jail

Officials in New Hanover County, Chester, and York counties are preparing for the looters now that Hurricane Florence has made landfall. New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David told reporters that he and Chief District Court Judge J.A. Corpening were holding court at the county jail Wednesday in attempt to make room for criminals who will be out looting during the hurricane. "There is a vacancy sign on our jail," David warned even as winds began picking up speed.

David, Judge Corpening, and Sheriff Ed McMahon were touring Wilmington's first established hurricane shelter at Trask Middle school. "We have room for people who are going to show the worst about humanity after something like this," David added. The people who David refers too are the career criminals who seek out opportunities to loot homes, businesses and take advantage of storm victims in any way they can. The shelter at Trask Middle school has already reached capacity at 240 but Johnston and Eaton's school have been opened as well.

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Canada - Vancouver News Identifies Girl (13) Killer As Afghan Refugee, Then retracts

‘Someone is going to get fired for this’ must have been the thought of the editor over at Vancouver’s News 1130 when they saw that the manhandling the twitter feed earlier this week had revealed details about the Afghan refugee suspect now in custody for the murder of B.C. teen Marrisa Shen.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37031-Canada-Vancouver-News-Identifies-Girl-13-Killer-As-Afghan-Refugee-Then-retracts

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Brazil Election - Will Women Decide Who Becomes President?

The stabbing of leading presidential candidate Mr. Jair Bolsonaro last week Thursday has led to a re-aligning of the campaigns of the different candidates.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/37029-Brazil-Election-Will-Women-Decide-Who-Becomes-President

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Dalai Lama Says "Europe Belongs To Europeans", Refugees Should Rebuild Their Own Countries

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37026-Dalai-Lama-Says-Europe-Belongs-To-Europeans-Refugees-Should-Rebuild-Their-Own-Countries

The Dalai Lama has been an icon of the Buddhist religion and a man considered by millions to be very wise, so when he has something to say, it is worth taking note. The 14th Dalai Lama had some words of wisdom regarding the immigration troubles facing much of Europe. During his visit to Malmo, Sweden for a conference, he said refugees should return to their homes and help rebuild their own countries because "Europe belongs to Europeans".

The spiritual leader hails from Tibet originally but now lives in India where he is a practicing monk of the Gelug school which is the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism. The man's entire life has been based on the Buddhist religion and he has lived many decades as a monk. The Dalai Lama is 83-years-old and has a knack for getting to the heart of world issues. While speaking at the conference, Dalai Lama acknowledged that Europe had a duty to help those seeking asylum, but he also insisted that they too do their part.

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Texas - Police Arrest Leader of Group Behind Trafficking Hundreds of Victims

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36997-Texas-Police-Arrest-Leader-of-Group-Behind-Trafficking-Hundreds-of-Victims

The Dallas police also said that the man belongs to a group that had connections to multiple cities in Texas and across the country.

The police also revealed that 39-year-old Tremont Blakemore, the head of the prostitution organization, maintained a group of 20 women and prostituted them for the profit of the group.

The people who are arrested were 38-year-old Donna Gonzalez and 26-year-old Peaches Hurtado accused of helping Blakemore with the illegal activities.

The trio faces charges of aggravated promotion of prostitution and engaging in organized criminal activity.

Law enforcement said the victims came from the states of Maine, Wyoming, and Montana. The investigators interviewed women at the house in Yellow Wood and in Overlook. They also offered counseling services to the women.

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Michigan Farm Murder Suspects are Illegals From Mexico

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37003-Michigan-Farm-Murder-Suspects-are-Illegals-From-Mexico

There are newly released details surrounding the two Suspects in custody in Sandusky, Michigan for the brutal Sanilac County dairy farm murder that says the pair is inside the country illegally.

A man called emergency 911 to say he'd found blood splattered across his residence on Saturday, and that Bricia Flores-Rivera, his girlfriend, was missing from their Flynn Township residence at 3900 Aitken Road.

nvestigators searched the nearby woods before finally locating and recovering the woman's body in neighboring Buel Township.

According to the United States of America's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the two suspects are both in the nation illegally from Mexico, and they're brother and sister.

20-year-old Leobardo Torres-Castillo and 33-year-old Francisca Vargas-Castillo are responsible for the murder of 42-year-old Bricia Flores-Rivera, a woman who was found dead in Buel Township late Saturday night.

The pair who would be blamed for the murder were the two illegal siblings, both of whom worked with her.

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U.S. Special Forces Get A Deadly Weapons Upgrade: Sig Sauer MCX SURG Review

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37010-U-S-Special-Forces-Get-A-Deadly-Weapons-Upgrade-Sig-Sauer-MCX-SURG-Review

The United States special forces are already an iconic presence on any battlefield and stand out due to their cutting-edge weapons, communications, and low profile helmets. With special forces operating in dozens of countries, one country, in particular, has some of the toughest battlegrounds: Syria. For many months U.S. officials denied that American soldiers had boots on the ground in Syria. The narrative was soon revised by Pentagon Spokesperson Peter Cook who admitted that boots were, in fact, on the ground but insisted they were not doing the fighting.

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Massachusetts - Boston Erupts In Gas Explosions, 20+ Buildings Hit

https://thegoldwater.com/news/37009-Massachusetts-Boston-Erupts-In-Gas-Explosions-20-Buildings-Hit

Boston, Massachusetts was rocked Thursday by deafening explosions that erupted in succession all across the city. The explosions are being attributed to gas lines and have already caused over 70 homes to catch on fire across three communities in the Merrimack Valley. The explosions and subsequent fires have forced entire neighborhoods to evacuate and at least six people have been injured in the blasts.

Helicopter footage from local news NBC10 Boston showed several homes that were either smoking or currently in flames across the city. The devastating gas disaster has led to more than 50 fire vehicles being deployed and 10 ambulances. So far, officials say that problem stemmed from a gas line that feeds Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence. An Andover official said they struck a 10-alarm response, traditionally its maximum fire response-ability.

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Reddit’s 100% Free Speech Does Not Apply To Serena Williams

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36848-Reddit-s-100-Free-Speech-Does-Not-Apply-To-Serena-Williams

Reddit, the popular image board site where everything is open for discussion has met it’s limit. The Serena Williams cartoon in the Herald Sun seems to have set off a whole controversy over whether Ms Williams has been wronged this weekend during her US open final against Miss Naomi Osaka and thus users had been uploading past videos of her losing control and breaking out in anger.

Ms Serena Williams, handily married to the Reddit chairman, called sexism on her treatment this weekend.

Related coverage: Australia - Herald Sun Faces Backlash Over 'Racist' Serena Williams Cartoon.

Yes the tennis player who yelled at a lineswoman in 2009 during that same US open, and we quote: "I swear to God I'll fucking take this ball and shove it down your fucking throat," claims that she has clearly been wronged after angrily breaking her racket and calling the umpire a thief and a liar (in soccer, the most popular sport in the world, the whole game would have ended right there already).

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Trump Says Google, Facebook In “Very Antitrust Situation”

Trump said some people see an “antitrust situation” with Google, Facebook and Amazon.

Responding to reports that Silicon Valley social media platforms are censoring conservatives, President Trump stepped up his criticism of technology firms – telling Bloomberg in a wide-ranging interview that they may be in a “very antitrust situation,” while repeatedly censoring himself over whether or not the companies should be broken up.

“I won’t comment on the breaking up, of whether it’s that [Google] or Amazon or Facebook,” Trump said in an Oval Office interview Thursday with Bloomberg. “As you know, many people think it is a very anti-trust situation, the three of them. But I just, I won’t comment on that.”

http://theduran.com/trump-says-google-facebook-in-very-antitrust-situation/

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Trump Trashes NFL Kneelers As Ratings Down Another 9%

Sunday Night Football’s Opener ratings continued to stumble after longtime rivals Chicago and Green Bay play at Lambeau Field only drew a dismal 14.4 for NBC. That’s down 9 percent from last year’s 15.8 for Giants vs. Cowboys, and down a bit from 2016, which saw the Patriots at the Cardinals.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36706-Trump-Trashes-NFL-Kneelers-As-Ratings-Down-Another-9

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner, defends jailing of Reuters journalists

Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said two jailed Reuters journalists can appeal their seven-year sentence, and that their jailing had nothing to do with freedom of expression.

Asked how she felt about jailing journalists as a democratic leader, Suu Kyi said: “They were not jailed because they were journalists, they were jailed because… the court has decided that they have broken the Official Secrets Act.”

She made her comments at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi in response to a question from the forum moderator who asked whether she felt comfortable about the reporters being jailed.

The journalists, Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were found guilty on official secrets charges and sentenced earlier this month in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in Myanmar.

more here:

https://globalnews.ca/news/4445248/aung-san-suu-kyi-defends-journalists-jailing/

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Battle Over Orlando Bloom ‘S.M.A.R.T. Chase’ Pic Ends In Bliss, Literally

Eventually released in China much later than anticipated, the Orlando Bloom-starring S.M.A.R.T. Chase was not the big box office winner its producers desired. But Shanghai-based Bliss Media has come out the victor in a long BTS legal battle over the pic.

Almost two years after Stateside-set Das Films sued Bliss in Los Angeles Superior Court for kicking it off the project, an arbitration final award has come down strongly in favor of the Wei Han-founded company over the action flick that came out last fall in the Middle Kingdom.

“Bliss Media established that Das Films breached the Producer Deal Memo, breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and, through Das, negligently misrepresented Donaldson’s availability,” retired Judge Terry Friedman wrote in the August 13 final award arbitration ruling, noting that the shell game seemingly played with bringing November Man helmer Roger Donaldson on as S.M.A.R.T. Chase’s director.

more here:

https://deadline.com/2018/09/orlando-bloom-smart-chase-movie-lawsuit-aribitration-china-1202464041/

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Tale of Two Pedophiles: 288 Counts in Florida Child Porn Ring, Rape of an Idaho Five-Year-Old

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36908-Tale-of-Two-Pedophiles-288-Counts-in-Florida-Child-Porn-Ring-Rape-of-an-Idaho-Five-Year-Old

The Holmes County Sheriff's Deputies worked in cooperation with the Walton County Sheriff's Office, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICACT) for six weeks to uncover the network of child pornographic distribution.

The case began with the Walton County Sheriff's Office in Franklin County monitoring activity on a file-sharing network hub.

Deputies said that's where countless images, and videos, all of which depicted prepubescent children engaged in forced sexual assault with adults; had been shared for the period of the investigation.

Eventually, law enforcement traced the source where the child pornography originated from, only to find it coming from a home on North Highway 79 in Bonifay.

Quickly obtaining a search warrant, agents and Deputies then planned and executed a raid on a residential property belonging to 55-year-old Mark Ashcroft.

Inside the home, they found and seized a computer which could be visibly seen both transmitting child pornographic files, as well as downloading the illicit materials.

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Netflix Tells Court It Isn't a Video Service Provider

"Netflix is not a video service provider because it does not provide video service."

This powerful argument comes from a memorandum submitted in Missouri federal court on Thursday by Netflix, which along with Hulu faces a lawsuit from the City of Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Back in 2007, Missouri passed the Video Services Providers Act, which allowed municipalities and counties in the state to collect franchise fees from video service providers. Since then, cable operators in the region have obtained video service authorization and remitted fees.

But according to Creve Coeur, which has a code of ordinance that requires a video service provider fork over five percent of its gross revenues, Missourians have shifted to subscription-based, streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. And those companies aren't paying these fees, which states the lawsuit, "deprives Missouri municipalities of much-needed revenue."

Creve Coeur seeks a declaratory judgment that Netflix and Hulu are engaged in the business of providing video service within the meaning of the 2007 law, and should the two companies continue to be stingy, restrain Netflix and Hulu from engaging in business in Missouri.

Of course, this case is now coming down to an interpretation of the 2007 law in question.

more here:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/netflix-tells-court-it-isnt-a-video-service-provider-1143229

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Gmail Offline for Chrome will be discontinued in December

The first Chromebooks were extremely dependent on an internet connection, so to help alleviate that problem, Google published a 'Gmail Offline' app on the Chrome Web Store. It allowed users to read and respond to emails while the computer was offline, but the app hasn't been updated since 2013.

Google has announced that Gmail Offline will be removed from the Chrome Web Store in December, because it isn't needed anymore. The new desktop Gmail has an option for offline mode, so a separate Chrome app is no longer necessary.

Google will remove Gmail Offline from the Chrome Web Store on December 3, 2018. By that point, most people (if not everyone) will be on the new Gmail with access to the built-in offline functionality.

source:

https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/13/gmail-offline-chrome-will-discontinued-december/

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The Galaxy S10+ might have 5 cameras but no in-display fingerprint sensor

Forget the iPhone XS and XR for a second, as more rumors featuring Samsung’s next best thing have hit the web. The South Korean giant is already working on three devices supposed to compete against Apple’s three new iPhones. Samsung will celebrate ten years of Galaxy S phones next year, and the Galaxy S10 series supposed to deliver a bunch of exciting features compared to the Galaxy S9 line.

A report from Korean news site ETNews says that Samsung’s best Galaxy S10 version will come with as many as five cameras, including three on the back and two on the front. The other models are expected to have single-lens selfie cams and double- and triple-lens cameras on the back.

Samsung wouldn’t be the first company to sell smartphones with as many cameras on the back. Huawei already launched such a phone this year, and it’s preparing to launch a second one next month. The Mate 20 Pro is expected to deliver Galaxy S10-grade specs this year and could become the main iPhone XS competitor until the 2019 Android flagships arrive.

more here:

https://bgr.com/2018/09/13/galaxy-s10-release-date-far-new-leaks-share-specs-details/

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OnePlus has officially given up on the headphone jack

Team Android just lost one of the few remaining defenders of the headphone jack. Today, OnePlus founder Carl Pei went on the record to say the company’s next device – presumably the 6T – will not have a headphone jack.

In an interview with TechRadar, Pei said:

>It was a very controversial decision. We’re not doing it for the sake of doing it and because everyone else is. We believe now is the right time, as it’ll benefit the majority of our users while keeping the downside low.

more here:

https://thenextweb.com/plugged/2018/09/13/oneplus-has-officially-given-up-on-the-headphone-jack/

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US carriers want to replace your passwords, what could go wrong?

While AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint are often battling for an edge over each other, the major US carriers have come together to create a new approach to password management as well as a more secure 2FA solution. Named Project Verify, the new collaboration has the goal of replacing individual passwords with an approach that offers more security and a simpler user experience.

Spotted by The Verge, Project Verify shared initial details on the effort today. The idea behind the new password management system is to utilize a variety of authentication details available to carriers to offer a single sign-on service so users don’t have to manage individuals account credentials. It will no doubt have to compete with popular password management solutions like 1Password and Dashlane and Apple’s AutoFill feature.

Project Verify will use the following for its multi-factor authentication with mobile devices:

>Phone number

>IP address

>SIM card details

>Phone account type

>Account tenure

more here:

https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/13/us-carriers-want-to-replace-your-passwords/

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Microsoft buys Lobe, a small start-up that makes it easier to build A.I. apps

Microsoft on Thursday said it has acquired Lobe, a small San Francisco start-up that focuses on making it easy to train and deploy artificial intelligence models. Terms weren't disclosed.

Like Amazon, Google and other technology companies, Microsoft is focused on adding AI to its own services and offering AI tools to other companies. Acquisitions have helped these companies add talent in a trendy field.

Lobe's CEO, Adam Menges, was previously a machine learning engineer and product manager at Apple.

more here:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/13/microsoft-acquires-lobe-ai-startup.html

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Google Employees Mocked for ‘Cult-Like’ Propeller Caps

Following Breitbart Tech’s release of a leaked 2016 Google “TGIF” meeting on Wednesday, which showed Google executives’ negative reactions to the election of President Trump, some viewers expressed confusion and mockery over the multi-colored propeller caps worn by employees in the audience.

For many people, it was the first time they had seen the hats — which are iconic at Google — but more or less unknown in the general populace.

The caps are called “Noogler” hats, and are given to new employees at the company during their first TGIF all-hands meeting.

“If you’re new to Google, expect to be called a Noogler. Pronounced ‘new-gler,’ these people are identifiable thanks to the Google-colored propeller caps they receive,” Business Insider explained, adding that TGIF meetings are “where Nooglers receive their hats.”

more here:

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/13/google-employees-mocked-for-cult-like-propeller-caps/

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Colorado - Couple Accused Of ‘Animal Cruelty’ For Threesome With Dog

Authorities confirmed that a former couple in Colorado has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after carrying out a horrific threesome with their dog in a backyard sex chamber.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36941-Colorado-Couple-Accused-Of-Animal-Cruelty-For-Threesome-With-Dog

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EU Parliament Approves New Copyright Rules That Could Be 'catastrophic' For The Internet

The EU parliament has approved new copyright rules that campaigners have warned could be "catastrophic" for the internet.

MEPs voted for the controversial rules, known as article 11 and 13. The most criticised of those is the latter, which stipulates that technology platforms must filter the things people post on them, and check for copyright infringement.

Campaigners warn that would probably force internet companies to introduce stringent new automated checks that content must pass before they are posted to platforms like Twitter and Facebook. That could reject anything that even possibly infringed copyright – leading to potentially banning memes that use screengrabs from films, for instance, according to campaigners.

more here:

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/eu-parliament-copyright-memes-latest-vote-internet-article-11-13-a8534121.html

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Germany - 2,000 Show Up At Arab Gangster’s Funeral In Berlin (Video)

Some 2,000 people showed up at the funeral of a well-known Arab gangster (believed to originally be from Palestine) who was shot in Berlin this weekend.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36951-Germany-2-000-Show-Up-At-Arab-Gangster-s-Funeral-In-Berlin-Video

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Italy - Salvini On National TV Show ''We Can’t Fill Italy With Africa''

To the surprise of many in the European Parliament, President Jean-Claude Juncker did not speak of Italy where a populist government leads proceedings since a few months.

Italian Interior Minister Mr. Matteo Salvini, therefore, made sure that he dominated TV highlights in the evening again by going on another talk show up against defendants of immigration.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36961-Italy-Salvini-On-National-TV-Show-We-Can-t-Fill-Italy-With-Africa-Video

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Harvey Weinstein Shown Groping Woman During 2011 Business Meeting (Video)

Sky News UK released a world exclusive video that shows disgraced movie mogul Mr. Harvey Weinstein during a business meeting with UK entrepreneur Ms. Melissa Thompson as she shows him her new video technology platform in his New York City office in 2011.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36939-Harvey-Weinstein-Shown-Groping-Woman-During-2011-Business-Meeting-Video

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Riyadh Women Repeatedly Drop Baby To Get Better Punches Into Mass Burqa Catfight (Video)

One of my current bedside books is Mr. Yuval Noah Harari’s “21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” which, amongst many other topics, discusses the issue of immigration into Europe, and how anti-immigration parties fear that: “if you let too many immigrants from the Middle East in, you will start to look like the Middle East.”

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36944-Riyadh-Women-Repeatedly-Drop-Baby-To-Get-Better-Punches-Into-Mass-Burqa-Catfight-Video

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France - Lyon School “Blackfaced” Students For US Website

The Emile Cohl art school in Lyon is in the midst of an international scandal after certain students noted that they had been ‘blackfaced’ in pictures on their US partner website.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36940-France-Lyon-School-Blackfaced-Students-For-US-Website

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Hurricane Florence - East Coast Braces For "Catastrophic Flooding", Typhoon Ompong Picks Up Speed

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36931-Hurricane-Florence-East-Coast-Braces-For-Catastrophic-Flooding-Typhoon-Ompong-Picks-Up-Speed

A steady flow of tropical storms has buffeted the U.S. and surrounding Nations in the Atlantic with the latest being Hurricane Florence. This latest hurricane has already carved an unprecedented path across the Atlantic and is expected to continue up the Southeast coast of the United States. Now, the latest weather reports show that Hurricane Florence's momentum has slowed, which isn't necessarily a good thing because it could mean the storm could stall overpopulated coastal regions.

Most storms on the east coast tend to smash into the shore and quickly head inland as they weaken, but Hurricane Florence is expected to "stall near the coast and then parallel southwestward toward Georgia," according to Greg Postel, a Weather Channel meteorologist. Another meteorologist named Marshall Moss who is a specialist with AccuWeather technology said that the hurricane's path is quite unique. "It was located farther north in the Atlantic than any other storm to ever hit the Carolinas, so what we’re forecasting is unprecedented," Moss said.

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Australia - Mom Survives Baseball Bat-Bashing More Than 50 Times By Her Ex

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36928-Australia-Mom-Survives-Baseball-Bat-Bashing-More-Than-50-Times-By-Her-Ex

Her two girls, aged 12 and 15 at the time, witnessed the horrific attack. They also tried to come to her aid by throwing pillows and phones at their mother’s ex-boyfriend and telling him to stop.

Good thing that in spite of the pain and shock she was going through that time, she managed to instruct her girls to call emergency rescue and ask from their neighbors.

Two neighbors responded to restrain the attacker, and to hold O’ Brien’s head together until the paramedics arrived.

Phil Davies and Amy Edwards said it was an emergency response they are not likely to forget as paramedics. Edwards said: "She had some of the most significant head and facial injuries that I had ever seen.”

The paramedics were soon joined by Dr. Stephen Rashford. Rashford also recalled: "She'd been hit across the head multiple times by a baseball bat and also suffered a fracture to her arm. Simone suffered catastrophic facial and head trauma. She's got fractures all the way through her skull."

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Germany - Merkel And AfD Clash In Parliament Over Immigration And Violence

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36934-Germany-Merkel-And-AfD-Clash-In-Parliament-Over-Immigration-And-Violence

German MPs have held a tense debate in the parliament, the Bundestag, to discuss the aftermath of the anti-immigration protests in eastern Germany and the violence that seems to have swept over the country.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies were squarely in the spotlight.

Ms Merkel claimed that she understood the “outrage” which led people to demonstrate but insisted there is no “excuse or explanation” for Nazi slogans or attacks on people who “look different” (there were reports of ‘refugee hunts’ during the first Chemnitz protests).

“I can understand anyone who is outraged when it emerges after a crime that the perpetrator has a criminal record or is under legal obligation to leave the country,” the German Chancellor claimed, before saying that, however “we won’t accept that, surreptitiously, entire groups, Jews, Muslims, be excluded from society. They belong to our society, just like Christians and atheists.”

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Jamie Dimon says he could beat Trump in an election: 'I'm smarter than he is'

J.P. Morgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon took a swipe at President Donald Trump, claiming that he could defeat the president in a head-to-head election.

"I think I could beat Trump," Dimon said Wednesday during an event held at his bank's Park Avenue headquarters in New York. "Because I'm as tough as he is, I'm smarter than he is. I would be fine. He could punch me all he wants, it wouldn't work with me. I'd fight right back."

Shortly after, Dimon addressed the uproar caused by his comments: "I should not have said it. I'm not running for president," the CEO said about an hour after the original exchange. The off-the-cuff outburst "proves I wouldn't make a good politician," Dimon said. "I get frustrated because I want all sides to come together to help solve big problems."

Dimon, 62, has been outspoken about what the U.S. needs to do to improve economic growth for a broader set of participants. He's also pushed for common-sense reform on topics ranging from immigration policy to infrastructure spending. So he's often asked whether he would run for president. In the past, he has said that while he would like running the country, he could never win an election.

more here:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/12/jamie-dimon-says-he-could-beat-trump-in-an-election.html

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Popular Twitch Streamer Dr. DisRespect Has House Shot Up Live On Stream, TWICE! (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36922-Popular-Twitch-Streamer-Dr-DisRespect-Has-House-Shot-Up-Live-On-Stream-TWICE-Video

The former community manager of Sledgehammer Games Guy Beahm, also known as Dr. DisRespect, has been the target of two drive-by shootings in one week. Beahm was promoted to level designer and had a role in creating many of the multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Beahm quit Sledgehammer Games in 2015 to focus on a career streaming video games full-time. He started gaining a following playing battle royale video games starting with H1Z1 and streaming them to Twitch.tv as the character he created called Dr. DisRespect which is sort of a caricature of a 1980's headbanging radio DJ.

Dr. DisRespect quickly amassed a huge following of over 2.5 million followers on Twitch as he fleshed out his on-stream character which became part of the appeal of his streams. The goofy, hair obsessed, 80's hairband radio host took a hiatus at the end of 2017 after announcing on stream that he had cheated on his wife and would be taking a break from streaming to focus on his family. Beahm appeared on stream out-of-character for the announcement which he made while holding back tears.

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Terror In China? - Man Purposely Drives SUV Into Crowd: 9 Dead, 46 Wounded (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36930-Terror-In-China-Man-Purposely-Drives-SUV-Into-Crowd-9-Dead-46-Wounded-Video

After Baidu and Weibo are filtered, now also Twitter is slowly getting cleaned up of all references as to what took place, but some commenters and videos still remain, certainly the ones in English.

One Chinese twitter user said: “A car struck dozens of people in Hengyang City during a dance event that was underway. A man has been arrested and the cause of the incident is unknown at this stage."

The official statement of the Beijing government did not reveal whether the incident was terror-related. A local government source admitted to a state-run newspaper in a first response that it was a "deliberate, malicious case of driving with intent to injure". We are not sure whether the Chinese press will print this tomorrow though.

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California - Mass Shooting Leaves Five Dead In Bakersfield

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36927-California-Mass-Shooting-Leaves-Five-Dead-In-Bakersfield

Sheriff Youngblood told reporters that the gunman went to a trucking business with his wife and confronted a man who worked there. The business is located on Manwell Boulevard behind Bear Mountain Sports in Bakersfield. After confronting the man at the trucking company, the husband then shot him before turning and shooting his wife. Another male apparently heard the shots and showed up to the scene. He was then pursued and shot by the husband as well.

The three killings would not be the end of the gunman's rampage. After killing the third victim who tried to flee, the husband headed to a residence near the corner of Breckenridge Road and Mesquite Land. When he arrived, he confronted another man and a woman at the home and shot them both. After killing his fourth and fifth victims, he carjacked a vehicle with a woman and a child still inside but the child managed to escape.

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‘Illegal Aliens’ is Now Illegal - Per Jack Dorsey and Twitter? Phrase Equals Ban

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36910-Illegal-Aliens-is-Now-Illegal-Per-Jack-Dorsey-and-Twitter-Phrase-Equals-Ban

The case goes full circle following the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) on Twitter, who wanted to purchase the overpriced ads of the failing platform and were told they'd engaged in “hate speech,” a preposterous claim.

Due to the fact that CIS has used the phrasing illegal aliens’ in their promotion, Twitter decided to deny their payment attempt for the advertising.

Shocking, I know.

Since that denial, the world media has lit itself into scorn and contempt for this obvious social justice and politically correct motive of Twitter, and they're further etching and engraving on their headstone for burial.

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Russia - Punk Protest Pussy Riot Member In Grave Condition Over Poisoning

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36920-Russia-Punk-Protest-Pussy-Riot-Member-In-Grave-Condition-Over-Poisoning

The two Pussy Riot members, along with two other activists, served 15-day jail sentences for causing disruption in July’s World Cup final. They were apprehended for running into the field wearing police uniforms, leading to a brief interruption to the game between France and Croatia.

Related Coverage: World Cup Pussy Riot Sentenced to 15 Days Jail for Field Blitz

The group has always said they were protesting excessive police powers in Vladimir Putin’s state.

Others have also turned to social media to report other updates and happenings related to Verzilov’s hospitalization.

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The Obama Legacy Compared To The Trump Presidency Told By Memes

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36912-The-Obama-Legacy-Compared-To-The-Trump-Presidency-Told-By-Memes

Liberals hate it when you present them with the facts. The next time someone tries to tell you Obama was a better president than Trump, remind them of this little fact.

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Twitch streamer Dr. DisRespect stops broadcast after someone shoots his house

Guy "Dr. DisRespect" Beahm is back. The Twitch streamer's playing like nothing even happened, sporting his trademark wig and sunglasses while blasting away in the latest video games. "I'm not making a big deal about it. It's handled, and that's all I'm saying," he began today.

What happened: On Tuesday, after hearing a loud sound, he abruptly broke character and left the stream – returning to inform his audience that someone had just fired a real-life gun at his house.

"I gotta end the broadcast right now. Someone shot at our house, broke the fucking upstairs window," said Beahm, who revealed it's not the first time – someone apparently shot at his house on Monday too.

more here:

https://www.cnet.com/news/twitch-streamer-dr-disrespect-stops-broadcast-after-someone-shoots-his-house/

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New York - Cynthia Nixon Is Toast After ‘That’ Bagel Order (Video)

There are a few rules to stick by when you’re a politician running a campaign. Remain polite, hug children, kiss babies, and never ever show off how ‘elite’ you are by either being pictured with food or ordering food.

Over here in Europe everyone realizes that Ms. Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for New York governor is officially dead and buried after ‘that’ bagel order.

For example, in France back in 2016, there was a debate amongst right-wing candidates who would be the candidate for Les Republicains.

After a set of questions on foreign policy, Mr. Jean-François Copé, a French senator, was asked by the public if he knew ‘how much cost a plain chocolat’? Mr. Copé paused for a minute, explained that his housekeeper mostly got the groceries and then stated 10 cents. His political career ended right there.

more here:

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36887-New-York-Cynthia-Nixon-Is-Toast-After-That-Bagel-Order-Video

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Assange Contractor Arjen Kamphuis’ Belongings Found at Sea - Deep State?

There's breaking news coming out of Norway surrounding Arjen Kamphuis, a personal friend of Julian Assange and a close associate of Wikileaks, who themselves have numerous unanswered questions since their founder went dark.

Arjen Kamphuis went missing from Norway on August 20th and the Netherlands-born and self-described “free software advocate" and "IT security adviser” hasn't been seen or heard from since.

more here:

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36890-Assange-Contractor-Arjen-Kamphuis-Belongings-Found-at-Sea-Deep-State

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iPhone XR, XS, XS Max: Apple's three new iPhones start at $749, $999, $1,099

The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, Apple's new iPhones for 2018, are officially here. While the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have virtually the same guts, just in two different sizes, the iPhone XR introduces a profound shift in Apple's strategy by folding its "bargain" phone into the premium iPhone mix.

The cheaper iPhone XR shares many of the same specs as the top-tier iPhones, but comes in much bright colors and has some slimmed-down features, like a smaller battery than the new iPhone XSes. The pricing is the most attractive for iPhone loyalists. Although there's nothing "budget" about the iPhone XR's $749 starting price, people looking for a new iPhone this year could easily gravitate to the cheaper, more colorful XR.

This reveal of Apple's 2018-2019 lineup is a big moment for the tech giant, which shook up its iPhone range in 2017 when it introduced the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, effectively killing any chance of a future iPhone 9 and turning its whole iPhone naming scheme on its head.

more here:

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-xr-iphone-xs-iphone-xs-maxr-apple-three-new-iphones-start-at-749-999-1099/

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RCS features will work between Android Messages and Samsung Messages users

RCS, the new messaging standard that Google's working on to replace SMS, just got new backing from one of the world's largest companies — Samsung.

In a press release published on September 12, it was announced that RCS features will continue to work like normal even if two people are communicating between Android Messages and Samsung Messages. Such features include typing indicators, better group chat support, texting over Wi-Fi/data, high-res images, and read receipts.

Commenting on this news, Samsung's EVP and Head of Product & Service Innovation Team, Patrick Chomet, said:

>At Samsung, we adhere to a model of open collaboration to bring premium experiences to our customers across products. By furthering our robust partnership with Google, we will bring a richer messaging experience to our customers, letting them seamlessly chat with their friends and family across messaging platforms. This collaboration will help further the industry's momentum toward advanced messaging and global RCS coverage.

more here:

https://www.androidcentral.com/rcs-features-will-work-between-android-messags-and-samsung-messages-users

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‘Big and vicious’: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and potentially ruinous rains.

Florence was expected to blow ashore late Thursday or early Friday, then slow down and wring itself out for days, unloading 1 to 2½ feet (0.3 to 0.6 meters) of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.

Forecasters and politicians pleaded with the public to take the warnings seriously and minced no words in describing the threat.

“This storm is a monster. It’s big and it’s vicious. It is an extremely dangerous, life-threatening, historic hurricane,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.

He added: “The waves and the wind this storm may bring is nothing like you’ve ever seen. Even if you’ve ridden out storms before, this one is different. Don’t bet your life on riding out a monster.”

Some hoped for divine intervention.

more here:

https://apnews.com/c04474fc26d344c99ace7cd8e6bf437d/'Big-and-vicious':-Hurricane-Florence-closes-in-on-Carolinas

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Kerry Meeting With Iran to Salvage Nuke Deal With Rogue Diplomacy

Former Secretary of State John Kerry disclosed that he has been conducting rogue diplomacy with top Iranian officials to salvage the landmark nuclear deal and push the Islamic Republic to negotiate its contested missile program, according to recent remarks.

Kerry, in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt to promote his new book, said that he has met with Iranian Former Minister Javad Zarif—the former secretary's onetime negotiating partner—three or four times in recent months behind the Trump administration's back.

"I think I've seen him three or four times," Kerry said, adding that he has been conducting sensitive diplomacy without the current administration's authorization. Kerry said he has criticized the current administration in these discussions, chiding it for not pursuing negotiations from Iran, despite the country's fevered rhetoric about the U.S. president.

Kerry's comments are in line with previous reporting on his behind-the-scenes attempts to save the nuclear deal and ensure that Iran continues receiving billions in cash windfalls. These payments were brought to a halt by the Trump administration when it abandoned the nuclear agreement and reimposed harsh sanctions on Iran that have nearly toppled its economy and sparked a popular revolution.

Kerry said he met Zarif in Norway, Munich, and other international forums.

more here:

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/kerry-meeting-iran-salvage-nuke-deal-rogue-diplomacy/

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Nintendo Switch Online Service Launches September 18

Nintendo has announced the launch date for the paid Nintendo Switch Online service.

The new online suite will launch on September 18th, worldwide. Users will be eligible to sign up for a seven-day free trial via the Nintendo eShop once it’s available.

more here:

https://nichegamer.com/2018/09/12/nintendo-switch-online-service-launches-september-18/

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Tesla is getting crushed after 2 executives jump ship and CEO Elon Musk smokes weed

Morton cited the intense pace of work at Tesla — plus the constant scrutiny — as the reason for his quick departure, but he also stressed in comments included in the filing that he had "no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting."a

"Since I joined Tesla on August 6th, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations," Morton said in the filing.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/tesla-stock-down-musk-filmed-smoking-pot-executives-leave-2018-9

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BBC World News: “South Africa’s Murder Rate That Of A War Zone”

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36843-BBC-World-News-South-Africa-s-Murder-Rate-That-Of-A-War-Zone

BBC World News’ Focus on Africa program, which goes on air in Europe during weekdays at 7.30pm CET and involves mostly the countries once colonized by the British, yesterday evening turned to the South African murder rate, which has increased by 7% in the past year.

The presenter of the most left-wing broadcaster admitted that currently, “South Africa’s murder rate was like that of a war zone.”

With about 56 homicides a day, the figures are absolutely staggering. With the country now entering an economic recession as well (mostly due to the fall in agricultural output as some farmers are unsure whether their lands will still be theirs when the crops need to be harvested), the outlook for this once proud engine of African development starts to look grim.

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Russia: Feminist Faces Five Years In Prison For Inciting Hate Toward Men

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36510-Russia-Feminist-Faces-Five-Years-In-Prison-For-Inciting-Hate-Toward-Men

While Western countries may be pandering to social justice and identity politics, Russia is not interested in playing games with the left. The country has jailed a feminist blogger and charged her with inciting hatred toward men on social media.

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MyKratom.Life Social Network For Kratom Users Launches

Digital censorship is an issue that has been cropping up more and more lately. With mid-terms in full swing now and leading up to the 2020 elections, that hot button topic is sure to remain of great importance. As a result kratom advocates, activists and aficionados have decided the best solution is a network specifically for kratom users.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/36886-MyKratom-Life-Social-Network-For-Kratom-Users-Launches

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Unity4J Hosting Speakers For Online Vigil For Julian Assange

The third and latest online vigil for Julian Assange is scheduled for this Wednesday night, 7 pm ET. The first such event took place early June. You can watch the entirety of the previous vigils at the unity4j.com website. Free speech advocates, whistleblowers and journalists like Kim Dotcom, Daniel Ellsberg, Caitlin Johnstone, Cassandra Fairbanks, Daniel Ellsberg and others have pledged their support to the global Unity4J movement.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/36888-Unity4J-Hosting-Speakers-For-Online-Vigil-For-Julian-Assange

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UK - 50 Tory MPs Discuss “How to Get Rid Of Theresa May”

Weeks of criticism from former Foreign Secretary Mr Boris Johnson and the resignation of Brexit Minister Mr David Davis have apparently not missed their mark as multiple members of the governing Tory party admitted today that a large group have discussed openly ‘how to get rid of Prime Minister Theresa May’ as all pro-Brexit members of parliament seem unhappy with her ‘Chequers’ plan.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/36883-UK-50-Tory-MPs-Discuss-How-to-Get-Rid-Of-Theresa-May

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Shocking: Nearly 40 Million Americans' Social Security Numbers Stolen By Illegals

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36835-Shocking-Nearly-40-Million-Americans-Social-Security-Numbers-Stolen-By-Illegals

Illegal immigrants are pouring into the U.S. at a constant rate as a recent trail cam showed put up by an Arizona Rancher, but Democrats say that these illegals, many of whom are armed or carrying drugs, are all people seeking political asylum who just want to assimilate and go to doctor school. But once they enter the U.S., they need a false identity so that they can reap the rewards of the welfare state funded by hardworking Americans.

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EU - Commission Prepares To Impose Sanctions On Orban’s Hungary (Video)

At the demand of several NGO’s operating in Hungary, the European Parliament will vote next week whether to impose a disciplinary process, known legally as Article 7, against Budapest because of alleged breaches of EU law.

http://thegoldwater.com/news/36375-EU-Commission-Prepares-To-Impose-Sanctions-On-Orban-s-Hungary-Video

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Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

Israel's Meteor Festival was meant to bring together indie groups from around the world in what organizers billed as a Woodstock-like "cutting edge musical journey that surpasses borders and distorts time and space."

Instead, some 20 acts, including headliner Lana Del Rey, withdrew at the last minute amid apparent pressure from a Palestinian-led international boycott campaign.

The cancellations turned the weekend festival, held in the bucolic setting of an Israeli kibbutz, into the latest battleground between Israel and the boycott movement that says it seeks to end Israeli rule over Palestinians.

Campaign organizers claimed success, saying it reflects growing opposition to Israeli government policies among international millennials.

more here:

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israeli-music-scene-jolted-international-boycott-movement-57719210

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Secret Service Wants To Talk To Carole Cook About Her ‘Threat’ Against Trump

For issuing a statement that suggests assassinating President Donald Trump, veteran TV star Carole Cook might be the subject of an official inquiry to be administered by the Secret Service no less.

A source told entertainment site TMZ that the Secret Service wants to have some discussions with the star regarding such a statement she issued against the President.

The issue was triggered by the TMZ photographer asking Cook what she thought about Trump and she replied a loaded statement, “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?”

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36792-Secret-Service-Wants-To-Talk-To-Carole-Cook-About-Her-Threat-Against-Trump

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France - Biggest Newspapers Refuse To Identify Paris Stabber Who Attacked 7

To show you the extent of political correctness in France under President Macron, we invite you to surf to the websites of Le Figaro and Le Monde, the two biggest newspapers in France and do a research for the name Shafiullah Mir Zaman Noorzada, named in the British press as the illegal migrant from Afghanistan who stabbed 7 people in Paris on Sunday.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36852-France-Biggest-Newspapers-Refuse-To-Identify-Paris-Stabber-Who-Attacked-7

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Belgium - Drugged Driver Arrested For Getting Blowjob At The Wheel

Proceedings in the Belgian police court of Dendermonde (near Antwerp) were met with laughter when the case of Patrick V.A. (36 years old) from Lokeren and Paris D.B. (42 years old) from Temse was being presented by the local prosecutor.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36856-Belgium-Drugged-Driver-Arrested-For-Getting-Blowjob-At-The-Wheel

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Canada – New Immigrant Arrivals Struggle To Find Jobs

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36847-Canada-New-Immigrant-Arrivals-Struggle-To-Find-Jobs

For example, the Coquitlam Public Library held a hiring workshop Monday where about 50 people attended to get help polishing their resumes, rewriting cover letters, and getting some leads on potential jobs in the fields they are seeking employment in. One attendee was a young woman named Jasleen Bindri who taught English literature in India for 10 years. "It's been a rather challenging experience," Bindri said. "I think it's a vicious circle that you're expected to have the Canadian experience, but you can't have the Canadian experience unless you get into something."

A multicultural organization known as S.U.C.C.E.S.S. was the organizer of the event at the Coquitlam Public Library. The organization says that Canada's economy could fail to reach its full potential if immigrants aren't allowed to fully contribute to the industries they are qualified for. Bindri took her own plight one step further by volunteering with various organizations like S.U.C.C.E.S.S. She hopes that such volunteer experience will add to her resume and ultimately increase her chances of entering the Canadian workforce.

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UK - Boris Johnson: “Suicide Vest”, Divorce And “10 Extra-Marital Affairs” (Video)

Mr. Boris Johnson, who resigned a few weeks ago as Foreign Secretary of the UK as he was unhappy with Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of the Brexit negotiations, has dominated the British press all weekend. Here’s a rundown of what happened.

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36635-UK-Boris-Johnson-Suicide-Vest-Divorce-And-10-Extra-Marital-Affairs-Video

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Florida - Two High School Students Brutally Attacked at Biscayne Bay School

Two high school students who attend classes at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus were attacked on Monday morning.

The information came from a letter from the school posted on their student media site PantherNow.com

http://thegoldwater.com/news/36765-Florida-Two-High-School-Students-Brutally-Attacked-at-Biscayne-Bay-School

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What? EA Now SJW-Censoring Player Chat in Violent Video Games

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36810-What-EA-Now-SJW-Censoring-Player-Chat-in-Violent-Video-Games

Whether it's the disabled females on the front lines of their latest World War II game, or the company's chief creative officer Patrick Soderlund attacking fans for their reaction to the trailer, EA wants you to know they are politically correct. "If you don't like it, don't buy it," was his final response to recent criticism. Soderlund has since left the company, most likely for his derisive comments toward fans, players participating in the open have found even more SJW propaganda embedded in the game.

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Breaking: Russia Blamed for Attacks on US Diplomats in Cuba, China as Tensions Increase

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36846-Breaking-Russia-Blamed-for-Attacks-on-US-Diplomats-in-Cuba-China-as-Tensions-Increase

National Security Analyst Morgan Ortagus said on NBC Tuesday that the evidence points at Russia, without giving any credible information to support such a claim.

"What has happened in Cuba has really taken the harassment to a level that's incredibly scary," Ortagus said.

The report has now appeared on both Fox News, and NBC News, prompting those who analyze information from the media to believe that this is a propagandist effort.

"This goes back to a pattern of behavior of Russians harassing our diplomats," Ortagus said. "You assume that there are nefarious countries that are going to go after you, that are going to target and collect against you."

One that is designed solely to provoke an “End Times” war of biblical prophecy.

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Brazil Election – Jailed Lula Officially Gives Up Presidential Race (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36845-Brazil-Election-Jailed-Lula-Officially-Gives-Up-Presidential-Race-Video

If there is one scenario that international investors fear in the upcoming Brazilian election, it would be pitting the right-wing leading candidate Mr Jair Bolsonaro up against the PT’s candidate Mr Fernando Haddad in the second round, as that would mean both parties shall turn to their respective base to make economic promises which could be disastrous for the country.

However, with jailed president Mr. Lula da Silva now officially dropping out and lending his star power to his chosen successor Mr. Fernando Haddad, the former mayor of Sao Paolo, it is expected that he will sap votes from the other left-wing candidates and make a runoff between the two candidates of the parties that despise each other the most more likely in the second round of the upcoming Brazilian elections in October.

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Mass Shooting Threat At The Trump International Hotel, Police On Scene

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36840-Mass-Shooting-Threat-At-The-Trump-International-Hotel-Police-On-Scene

Ever since he won the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump's hotels have seen more than their fair share of protests, fires, and now a mass shooting threat has prompted a heavy police response at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. The threat was apparently issued by a far-left Democratic Socialist supporter on Twitter. The anonymous Twitter account said, "I am coming with a gun" ahead of a planned event at the hotel on Tuesday.

Police responded to the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. after the anonymous Twitter user threatened to shoot up the event. The event scheduled for Tuesday at the Trump hotel was in support of President Trump who far-left Democratic Socialists can't stand. The account tweeted, "I am coming with a gun and I expect to get numerous bloodstained MAGA hats as trophies." The threat referenced the Trump campaign slogan 'Make American Great Again' which has become iconic in its red trucker hat form.

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LAPD Officer Puts Down Gang Member Who Just Shot His Partner (Video)

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36827-LAPD-Officer-Puts-Down-Gang-Member-Who-Just-Shot-His-Partner-Video

Two uniformed Los Angeles police officers conducted a traffic stop on a known gang member and the routine scenario quickly turned deadly. The two officers were assigned to Mission Patrol Division and conducted an investigative vehicle stop in the 9000 blocks of Noble Avenue on July 27, 2018. As the officers approach the suspect's vehicle, one on either side, the sole occupant seems cooperative and keeps both hands raised in the air.

The driver was later identified as Richard Mendoza and the female officer who contacted him on the driver's side recognized him. The male officer tells Mendoza to shut off the car as they walk up to either side of the vehicle. The female officer then asks the driver, "How you doing?" to which Mendoza responds "good". She then says "Haven't seen you in a while. Still on probation?" Mendoza replies, "Nine more months ma'am. Nine more months and I discharge." After the brief exchange, she tells Mendoza, "Ok, I am gonna have you step out of the vehicle."

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CIA Officer Exposes Bob Woodward: Proves He Fabricated Major Parts of Book

Bob Woodward has been lying for decades. His latest book is merely an op-ed meant to drive more bifurcation of America.

Former CIA Officer Kevin Shipp maintains Woodward tried to force his way into CIA Director William Casey’s hospital room when the director was dying.

Shipp was one of the CIA officers protecting Casey and stopped Woodward from entering. Amazingly Woodward produced Casey’s “deathbed confession” in his book ‘Veil.’

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36790-CIA-Officer-Exposes-Bob-Woodward-Proves-He-Fabricated-Major-Parts-of-Book

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Texas - Victim’s Family Doubts Dallas Police Statement On Apartment Shooting

The family of the victim killed by a Dallas police officer after he mistook his apartment unit to be her own and assumed he was an intruder are questioning authorities why it took them three days to charge the said officer. They also have suspicions that there are efforts by the suspect’s department to “condone” what she did and “to give her a break.”

more here: https://thegoldwater.com/news/36715-Texas-Victim-s-Family-Doubts-Dallas-Police-Statement-On-Apartment-Shooting

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Sarah Sanders Confirms White House Reached out To Brazil’s Bolsonaro

White House Press Secretary Ms. Sarah Sanders confirmed on Monday that members of Mr. Trump’s cabinet had contacted Mr. Jair Bolsonaro’s family in the aftermath of the stabbing attack on the leading presidential candidate in Minas Gerais last week.

The statement was being made after questions arose in the White House daily briefing whether the Republican US President had reached out, called or sent a message to the PSL candidate for the Brazilian presidency.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/36768-Sarah-Sanders-Confirms-White-House-Reached-out-To-Brazil-s-Bolsonaro

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