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The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank funded by Wall Street, including private health insurers and their lobbying group, unveiled a new healthcare proposal designed to confuse supporters of Medicare for All and protect private health insurance profits. It is receiving widespread coverage in progressive media outlets. We must be aware of what is happening so that we are not fooled into another public option dead end.* The fact that CAP is using Medicare for All language is both a blessing and a curse. It means Medicare for All is so popular that they feel a need to co-opt it, and it means that they are trying to co-opt it, which will give Democrats an opportunity to use it to confuse people. This effort could be preparation for the possibility that Democrats win a majority in Congress in 2018 or 2020.
The fact that CAP is using Medicare for All language is both a blessing and a curse. It means Medicare for All is so popular that they feel a need to co-opt it, and it means that they are trying to co-opt it, which will give Democrats an opportunity to use it to confuse people.
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(MEMO) The South African government is intending to cut diplomatic ties with Israel in protest of its treatment of the Palestinian people, the countrys Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor announced yesterday. Pandor informed parliamentarians of the governments resolution during a ten-hour joint debate on South African President Cyril Ramaphosas State of the Nation Address (SONA) 
The Black Lives Matter Movement helps students connect with history in a new way. Talking about the Black Lives Matter Movement allowed students to reflect on the long history of the Movement for Black Lives. For example, a sixth grade Arlington teacher began her lesson on the U.S. Constitution with a discussion of the Black Lives Matter Movement. The class then read Mumbets Declaration of Independence, the true story of an enslaved woman in Massachusetts who sued for her own freedom. After the read aloud, students read the preamble to the Constitution and discussed who wasnt included in the we the people phrase. Bringing it to today, they brainstormed how they could use the Constitution to fight for justice on issues in their own lives such as sexual harassment, deportation, the Muslim ban, health care, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. Estudiantes, acadmicos y ciudadanos en general protestaron para exigir respeto total al patrimonio de la UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico) frente al predio de dos torres de hasta 27 pisos que la empresa Be Grand construye a 400 metros del campus Ciudad Universitaria (CU), lo que pone en riesgo su nombramiento como Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Organizacin de las Naciones Unidas para la Educacin, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO).
La movilizacin arranc en la Biblioteca Central de CU y avanz hasta la zona de construccin en avenida Copilco, donde desde el 2017 iniciaron las obras para la construccin de dos torres con 620 departamentos.
Durante la manifestacin los participantes cerraron avenida Universidad y denunciaron que entre las consecuencias de la construccin estar el incremento a la demanda del servicio de agua en una zona colapsada.
Los manifestantes reafirmaron su apoyo al amparo interpuesto por la UNAM para denunciar a las autoridades que otorgaron los permisos de construccin del inmueble y que violaron los tratados internacionales de proteccin al Patrimonio de la Humanidad.
El halo de proteccin, derivado de la Convencin de Patrimonio Mundial Cultural y Natural de la UNESCO, establece la obligacin de los Estados para adoptar las medidas jurdicas, administrativas, tcnicas y financieras para conservar dicho patrimonio.
Las torres seran visibles detrs de la Biblioteca Central del campus, el cual en 2007 fue declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO.
La entrada Exigen respeto total al patrimonio de la UNAM frente a predio de la empresa Be Grand aparece primero en Desinformmonos.
El joven Marco Antonio, quien detenido arbitrariamente por la polica el mes pasado se encuentra inmovilizado por indicaciones mdicas.Regeneracin, 24 de febrero de 2018.-El padre Marco Antonio Snchez Flores, el adolescente que desapareci a finales de enero tras ser detenido arbitrariamente por la polica, dio a conocer que actualmente su hijo se encuentra inmovilizado en 
El post Marco Antonio se encuentra inmovilizado por indicacin mdica para evitar que se dae apareci primero en Regeneracin.
Russia is beefing up its aerial presence in Syria with new Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighters, located in the strategic Khmeimim air base
An Israeli satellite revealed images Saturday of Russias deployment of its Sukhoi Su-57 stealth planes the first of its kind.
The satellite operator iSi said in a statement that their Israeli Eros B satellite spotted two such planes at the Khmeimim air base. It said the Su-57 is still not fully operational and that Russia is likely going to use Syria as a playground for testing the jet.
Press TV February 24, 2018 The worlds financial watchdog has extended a waiver for punitive measures against Iran for another six months but refused to remove the country from its blacklist. The Paris-based the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had been weighing Tehrans request for the lifting of so-called countermeasures for some time but 
La bandera nacional es el emblema que mueve e inspira el esfuerzo diario para hacer de Mxico un mejor pas, afirmRegeneracin, 24 de febrero del 2018.-Por el da de la bandera, el titular de la Secretara de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena), Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda dijo que la bandera lo inspira. La bandera nacional es el emblema que 
El post Salvador Cienfuegos dice que la bandera lo inspira apareci primero en Regeneracin.
I wasnt going to record this commentary for Black Agenda Radio. Originally it was a Facebook post, but it generated such a response that it deserved a life outside of corporate social media. Because Black Agenda Report is equally critical of Republicans and Democrats, because as black leftists we consistently oppose capital, patriarchy, empire, the black political class and the bipartisan war machine we are the only black oriented media outfit alleged by the Washington Post and Prop Or Not to be under the evil influence of the Russians . Google and other corporate social media have targeted Black Agenda Report in order to restrict your access to our content. If I, Glen Ford or Margaret Kimberley or Ajamu Baraka or Black Agenda Report was temporarily or permanently banned from Facebook all our posts and their comments would disappear. Facebook claims all posts as its private property.
Published: 6:41 p.m., Feb. 24, 2018 | Updated: 7:49 p.m., Feb. 24, 2018
At least 2,000 representatives of the Church and organizations of urban poor, workers, youth and human rights advocates gathered at the historic People Power Monument in Quezon City on Saturday to unite under a common banner: No to another dictator.
The gathering took place on the eve of the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution that overthrew authoritarian leader President Ferdinand Marcos.
Braving the afternoon heat and armed with banners that read, No to Cha-cha (Charter change), the protesters marched from Main Avenue in Cubao to Ortigas Avenue to commemorate the bloodless revolt that toppled Marcos martial rule.
This time around, however, the protesters marched to oppose among others the push for charter change to shift to a federalist form of government, which they said would pave the way for President Rodrigo Duterte to cement his one...
While a police officer claimed that the man he shot and killed was holding a gun and refused to drop it, Body Cam footage shows that the man's hands were empty when the officer shot him three times in the back.
The post Horrifying Video Shows Cop Kill Unarmed Man Execution StyleOn His Knees, In His Back appeared first on The Free Thought Project.
Security camera footage shared online and picked up by local media showed the soldiers hitting the 33-year-old repeatedly in the head, stomach and back. A Palestinian man died Thursday after a brutal confrontation with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinian Authority condemned as a "cold-blooded execution" after security camera footage showed at least 20 soldiers beating and kicking the man after being shot. In the footage posted on social media and carried by Israeli news sites, the troops could be seen kicking and striking a man shortly after shooting him, identified by Palestinian officials as Yassin Omar Serda, after detaining him in the town of Jericho. The Palestinian Information Ministry said about 20 soldiers had administered a "heavy beating" to Serda, especially on his stomach and back. "The Information Ministry views (his) martyrdom ... shortly after his arrest a cold-blooded execution," it said.
Dozens of people were killed in twin car bomb blasts in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, in what appears to have been a foiled attack on the presidential palace. Islamist militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.
The number of deaths from Fridays twin car bomb explosions in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, rose to at least 38, according to officials on Saturday.
Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted the presidential palace and subsequently a hotel. The attacks follow months of relative calm.
A vehicle that was loaded with explosives was used to try to breach a checkpoint on the way into the presidential palace Villa Somalia, according to officials who said security forces thwarted the attack. A blast at the checkpoint was reportedly followed by gunfire.
A second explosion later, which destroyed vehicles outside the hotel as well as the compounds perimeter wall, was reported to have claimed a substantial proportion of the casualties.
The attack was claimed by al-Shabab in a statement posted online. The group, which claimed to have killed 35 soldiers while having lost five of its fighters, said it was targeting the government and security services.
Security officials claimed they had been successful in thwarting the main thrust of the attack. The security forces foiled the intent of the terrorists, the AFP news agency reported Abdulahi Ahmed, a security officer, a...
Yet another self-styled prophet, one Kat Kerr (with pink hair) has stated that Jehovah took her up to heaven, and told her about the next five presidential elections.
Even before Trump ran, Kerr said, God had been telling me that, Im going to make America greater than ever, its about to step into its destiny, but I cant start this until I shift the government and there will be a president in the White House one day that will extend their hand to the believers.
He caught me up to heaven, literally, months and months and months before, Kerr continued, and He said, Ive chosen Trump and people wont like it and they wont understand it but that doesnt matter right now because Im going to change America and I need him. Hes an all-American boy that is all for America, and he is smart, he cant be bought, he cant be moved, and he cannot be controlled. And He said, He will know me and he will hear my voice.
Cant be bought? The Tiny Tyrant? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Right, the dumbfuck asshole with 30 million filthy NRA bucks sticking out of his pocket, among many others, cant be bought. As for smart, well, I think we all know well enough that the only person who thinks the Tiny Tyrant is smart is himself and his toady sycophants. Cant be moved or controlled? Oh please. Its so damn easy to manipulate his dumb arse, its ridiculous. Seems that Jehovah is just as stupid as his all American boy.
You better step back, because this is Gods time, Kerr warned those who oppose Trump, adding that God told her that not only will Trump win reelection in 2020, but that Vice President Mike Pence will then be elected to two terms as president, as will whomever Pence chooses as his vice president.
The Father is saying this, she said. For 24 years, we will have God in that White House.
Theres a dystopian vision if I ever saw one. Im pretty sure this one wont happen. I certainly hope it wont happen. Its hard to remember sometimes, but all us sensible types who arent afraid to think do outnumber the christian assholes and Trumpholes. That means always voting though, even if you dont well feel like it, and remaining active in all social justice issues.
The whole thing and video is at......
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) released a report revealing that nearly two dozen employees have left their jobs for sexual misconduct, and no one has been charged.
The post Report Exposes Rampant Sexual Misconduct Within the Red Cross appeared first on The Free Thought Project.
Germanys Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement after a European Union leaders informal summit in Brussels, Belgium February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Eric VidalREUTERS
BERLIN (REUTERS) Several senior German conservatives called on Saturday for their party to shift to the right to win back voters, throwing down the gauntlet to Chancellor Angela Merkel before she announces her choice of cabinet ministers on Sunday.
The Christian Democrats (CDU) vote at a party meeting on Monday on whether to back a coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD), which would hand Merkel a fourth term at the top of a grand coalition and keep them in office for another four years. SPD members also have to vote on the agreement.
Although the CDU is widely expected to back the deal and approve Merkels ally, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, as CDU general secretary there are rumblings among conservatives that the party needs fresh blood and a new political direction.
Sometimes the conservative element of the conservative bloc could be more prominent, CDU premier of the state of Schleswig Holstein, Daniel Guenther, told the Neue Osnabruecker newspaper.
Senior Bavarian CSU conservative Alexander Dobrindt told the Passauer Neue Presse: The conservative bloc must cover the spectrum from the center to the democratic right.
Merkel has drawn most criticism for a bailout of Greece in the euro zone debt crisis and her open-door migrant policy.
Her six cabinet picks from her CDU will send a signal about the direction of policy in the next four years. Long-standing ally Peter Altmaier is widely tipped to take over the economy ministry and Ursula von der Leyen to keep defense.
One question is whether Jens Spahn, 37, an arch-conservative state secretary in the finance ministry, who spoke out against Merkels refugee policy, will get a post....
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How to Balance Biodiversity Conservation and Large Elephant Numbers in Botswana: No Extra Water for Elephants!
Botswanas researchers contribute to the debate surrounding large elephant populations and their impact on the environment in southern Africa.
An elephant in the Mababe floodplains in northern Botswana. Photo By Gail C. Potgieter.
Elephants: the majestic gentle giants of the African savannah. Their enormous intelligence and close family bonds fascinate safari goers and scientists alike. Whilst strolling through the bush, they shovel masses of grass into their mouths, and occasionally bump into the odd tree effortlessly breaking large branches and even pushing the whole thing over. Elephants are awesome creatures, and even lions keep a respectful distance from these megaherbivores.
All of the unique characteristics that put elephants at the top of the must-see list for many international visitors also serve to create controversy and management headaches among conservationists. These giants need gigantic amounts of space and natural resources at one point in history this was not a problem, as all of Africa except the Sahara was available to them. Todays remnant populations have been constricted to relatively small areas, which are often fenced and managed by humans. Their food requirements, however, have not changed they need to eat anywhere between 140 and 490 kg of plant matter every single day! Additionally, they are highly dependent on water, and each bull elephant will drink up to 120 litres per day.
In short, the impact of elephants does not go unnoticed in the African savannah. Certainly, the effects of Botswanas 130,000 pachyderms are easy to see from just a cursory glance at the landscape. Broken and uprooted trees are the most obvious signs of elephants, but they also eat huge amounts of grass and other small plants (called forbs). Whilst elephants mainly eat grass and forbs in the wet summer season, they rely on trees (leaves, bark, roots) to get them through the dry winter season. Trees are therefore most vulnerable to being de-barked and uprooted in the late dry season.
These facts leave us in no doubt about the enormous impacts that elephants have in any ecosystem where they occur. Although Botswanas elephant population is not overly restricted by fences (as are those in many of southern Africas protected areas), they seem...
A los sujetos detenidos los encontraron en posesin de droga, pero an no se ha confirmado si tienen algo que ver con el homicidio que se suscit.Regeneracin, 24 de febrero de 2018.- La tarde de ayer se dio a conocer que hubo una balacera en Ciudad Universitaria que dej dos personas muertas, tras los hechos 
El post Detienen a dos sujetos tras balacera que dej dos muertos en CU apareci primero en Regeneracin.
Of $15.2 billion invested in AI startups globally in 2017, 48 percent went to China and just 38 percent to America. So says a new report from CB Insights about the state of AI.
So long, America: Its the first time Chinas AI startups surpassed those in the US in terms of funding. While America still has more AI startups than China, theyre starting to lose out in striking equity deals: the US accounted for 77 percent of them in 2013, but that fell to 50 percent last year.
Fierce competition: AI startup investment rose 141 percent in 2017 compared with 2016but with 1,100 new startups appearing last year, AI appearing in business models everywhere, and Big Techs enterprise AI offerings gaining traction, its harder than ever to snag funds.
Desplazamiento de comunidades, prdida de soberana alimentaria, contaminacin, pobreza, precariedad laboral, criminalizacin de luchadores sociales y hasta militarizacin ha provocado la expansin de monocultivos en Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras y Costa Rica.
En 35 minutos, el documental Monocultura: la expansin de los monocultivos en Amrica Latina, producido por Otros Mundos A.C./Amigos de la Tierra Mxico, Amigos de la Tierra Internacional y la Red Latinoamericana Contra el Monocultivo de rboles, testifica qu implica la monocultura.
El documental muestra lo que ha significado la expansin de los monocultivos de pia en Costa Rica y de palma aceitera en Colombia, Guatemala y Honduras. Recoge la voz de hombres y mujeres, trabajadores, investigadores, personas desplazadas de sus territorios, luchadores y luchadoras sociales. Las imgenes y los testimonios evidencian que las comunidades son afectadas y acorraladas por los monocultivos, que cada vez producen mayores ganancias y concentracin de capital.
Este documental es una denuncia de los casos de violaciones a los derechos humanos, despojo de tierra, ocupaciones de territorios de los pueblos y comunidades indgenas, campesinas y negras, que genera la expansin de monocultivos alrededor de Amrica Latina, expres Claudia Ramos, de Otros Mundos, en la nota elaborada por ese colectivo. Esperamos que sirva para darnos cuenta y actualizarnos con respecto a la lucha en contra de este despojo y en contra del sistema de agroexportacin que impera en Amrica Central y en Colombia, el cual est basado en la comercializacin de productos no bsicos para la alimentacin, agreg. Ramos fue una de las realizadoras del documental, junto con Aldo Santiago, periodista mexicano independiente.
La forma de proceder de las empresas impulsoras de monocultivos termina siendo la misma: se han valido de su podero -potenciado por los vnculos con el poder nacional e internacional- para acaparar tierras que pertenecan a pueblos tradicionales, modificando regmenes de produccin y estilos de vida. As es que ya no plantan el maz, los frijoles, el arroz, la yuca, el pltano y el sorgo que les garantizaban su alimentacin bsica, sino el cultivo estrella de exportacin. Tan fuerte es el impacto que Honduras, por ejemplo, dej de ser el mayor exportador de ma...
(ANTIWAR.COM) President Trump has promised to impose a new round of sanctions that will be by far the largest ever sanctions targeting North Korea, with reports from the Treasury Department suggesting it targets as many as one person, and 28 ships of various make. Promises of record new sanctions are common, though the reality is the US 
By Brenda Heard | Aletho News | February 24, 2018 Iran brazenly violated Israels sovereignty, stated Netanyahu on 10 February. They dispatched an Iranian drone from Syrian territory into Israel. In response to this alleged reconnaissance drone, which the Israeli military characterized as a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory, Israel promptly bombed twelve Syrian and Iranian 
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In the year since Trumps inauguration, we have seen an outpouring of popular mobilization in resistance to his administrations policies. Crowd estimates suggest that 5.2-9 million people took to the streets in the United States to protest Trumps policies or points of view over the past year. Many more have mobilized worldwide in reaction to the rise of right-wing populist movements across the globe, using people power to contest entrenched authority and confront oppressive regimes and systems.
Women have been at the forefront of these efforts. The 2017 Womens March on Washington whose Sister Marches spanned all 50 states and dozens of other countries was likely the biggest single-day demonstration in recorded U.S. history. The momentum continued in 2018, with between 1,856,683 and 2,637,214 people marching in Womens Marches this year. And women continue to be at the helm of movements like Black Lives Matter, the struggle for immigrant rights and the Fight for $15. Around the world, they have played vital roles in demanding reproductive justice in Poland, protesting repressive religious laws in Iran and asserting their right to political representation in Kenya.
While these outpourings of popular protest often look spontaneous, behind the scenes are an ever-evolving series of trainings, funding decisions and tactical innovations, often led by full-time organizers and activists. Successful campaigns of nonviolent resistance do not materialize over night, nor do they remain reactionary or improvisational. Instead, a tremendous amount of work goes o...
Son miles de informes y denuncias sobre crmenes, torturas, violaciones y atrocidades que Israel comete en contra de los palestinos bajo ocupacin militar. Se suman a las denuncias las mismas organizaciones humanitarias israeles, sin embargo, estas denuncias son solo tinta sobre papel, ya que no se toman las medidas reales y efectivas para acabar con la barbarie y las violaciones a los derechos humanos
Las autoridades y las fuerzas armadas israeles han llevado a cabo ejecuciones extrajudiciales, torturas a presos palestinos y defensores de los derechos humanos, seala el nuevo informe anual de Amnista Internacional.
2017 marc el 50 aniversario de la ocupacin de Israel de los Territorios Palestinos, seal Amnista, y el dcimo aniversario del bloqueo ilegal de la Franja de Gaza.
Las autoridades israeles intensificaron la expansin de los asentamientos y la infraestructura conexa en toda Cisjordania, incluida Jerusaln oriental, y han llevado a cabo una gran cantidad de demoliciones de propiedades palestinas, desalojando por la fuerza a ms de 660 personas, declara el informe.
Muchas de estas demoliciones fueron eran propiedad de beduinos y de comunidades de pastoreo que las autoridades israeles planearon transferir por la fuerza.
Fuente: Monitor de Oriente
La entrada Amnista Internacional: Israel tortura a nios palestinos aparece primero en Desinformmonos.
The two departments who responded to the Parkland shooting are now blaming each other for their shortfalls as four cops were seen cowering in fear instead of saving lives.
The post Not OneBUT FOUR COPSCowered In Fear as Kids Were Murdered in FL Shooting appeared first on The Free Thought Project.
The clash between the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Saad Abubakar III and Kaduna State Governor Nasiru El-Rufai over 2019 was More
Get former National Security Agency Technical Director William Binney back to CIA to join me and the handpicked CIA analysts who, with other handpicked analysts (as described by former National Intelligence Director James Clapper on May 8, 2017) from the FBI and NSA, prepared the so-called Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) of Jan. 6, 2017. That evidence-impoverished assessment argued the case that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his minions to help President-elect Trumps election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton. When my predecessor, CIA Director Mike Pompeo invited Binney to his office on Oct. 24, 2017 to discuss cyber-attacks, he told Pompeo that he had been fed a pack of lies on Russian hacking and that he could prove it. Why Pompeo left that hanging is puzzling, but I believe this is the kind of low-hanging fruit we should pick pronto.
Earlier today we reported the kidnapping of Konstantinos Giagtzoglou and protests in Korydallos prison. Here an update what happened in the past few hours.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
The comrade Konstantinos Giagtzoglou was informed for the mobilization in Korydallos which followed his illegal transfer by the antiterrorism units during his hungerstrike. He found out that following the pressure of the prisoners, the Coulcil of Prison Transfers will convene on Monday and will prioritise the examination of his demand.
Despite the commitment made by the authorities and the positive climate in front of the prisoners and the lawyer of the committee of struggle, there is no trust toward the Ministry of Justice. That is why Konstantinos starts a thirst strike from tomorrow, with the demand to be transferred back to Korydallos. More info by Konstantinos will follow in the next few hours.
Nothing is over.
Zougla published the following information: There is no pledge by the Ministry of Justice to guarantee the return of Mr. Giagtzoglou back to Korydallos prison, the authorities are only following the legal process for these circumstances, as defined by law, says Giagtzoglous attorney Mr.Kakarnias. He also stated that the comrade continues the hunger strike and plans to start a thirst strike tomorrow.
Linux is in everything these days, and that means designers and engineers are crying out for a simple, easy-to-use module that simplifies the design of building a product to do something with Linux. The best example of this product category would probably be the Raspberry Pi Compute Module, followed by the C.H.I.P. Pro and its GR8 module. There are dozens of boards with Allwinner and Mali chips stuffed inside that can be used to build a Linux product, and the BeagleBone on a Chip is a fantastic product if you need Linux and want to poke pins really, really fast.
Now Microchip is rolling out with their answer to the Linux System on Module. The SAMA5D2 is a single chip in a BGA package with a small footprint that runs Linux. Its capable, its cheap, and if you want to put Linux in a project, this is your newest option.
The core product in this new Microchip lineup is the SAMA5D2 SIP, a system in package that puts an ARM Cortex-A5 CPU and DDR2 memory in a single BGA package that, with a cursory examination, looks easy enough to design a PCB around and reflow. There are four chips in this lineup, with 128 Mbit, 512 Mbit, and 1 Gbit of DDR2 memory. The 128 Mbit chip is meant for bare metal and RTOS applications, with the higher memory chips capable of running Linux at least as well as a repurposed router.
This chip is at the core of Microchips ATSAMA5D2 SOM, a system on module that adds power management (that only requires a single 3.3V supply), an Ethernet PHY, and boot memory into a single package thats effectively as hand-solderable as a QFN package. Its Linux on a Chip, or at least as close as weve gotten to such a concept.
Adding Linux to a project is hard, and while there are modules and systems that can do it, were always welcoming more options given to designers. While these modules and systems arent exactly cheap compared to a beefy ARM microcontroller the SIP starts at around $9, the SOM is available for $39 in 100-unit quantities this price is quite low compared to other Linux-on-Modules available.
His weekend Twitter outburst calls into question his ability to discharge his powers.
In business, it is said, the customer is always right. Politics is more complicated, because citizens are called upon to be more than consumers.
The people commonly intend the public good, Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 71, but their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend that they always reason right about the means of promoting it.
In November 2016, 46% of the American people made a mistake, elevating to the highest office in the land a man incapable of discharging its duties. Now our country and our friends around the world are wrestling with the consequence...
Police have begun an investigation after a top official with the CDC has mysteriously disappeared and has now been missing for nearly two weeks.
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Yesterdays Cancer Chronicle was mostly a &^%$$#fest over the cancer decor in oncology and theres also the awful decor of the infusion center. Raucous Indignation was nice enough to do a photo walk through of all his oncology work spaces, giving me a chance to see what other oncologists do when it comes to decor. I have to say, for the most part, this is much better than what I get to stare at every two weeks.
The waiting room. Okay, the pictures are fine, if on the bland side. Oh, do I ever recognize those chair colours! No, bad. That awful beige makes the blue look horrible. Black would make the blue pop, and nothing wrong with basic black, goes with everything. In the case of cancer decor, beige is the death colour, not black. Or, a tonal shift could make all the difference. Shade the blue more aqua, and replace the beige with a pale yellow. Right there, you have warmth and light without being obnoxious. And the walls, no, bad walls!
The lav. The painting is lovely, but it would probably be better if it were in front of patients, rather than behind. Cancer patients often have to spend much too long of a time in a lav, so having something to stare at is good.
Beautiful paintings! The carpet? No! Theres that godawful beige and icky brown again. Theres nothing wrong with beautiful, life affirming colours on the floor. You could get a nice multi-colour blue to go with the paintings.
Nice. I dont worry about exam rooms, theres always stuff you poke around in.
This post details an issue which allows for enumeration of the last four digits of payment method (such as a credit or debit card) and for the disclosure of account balance and recent transactions of any given PayPal account.
This attack was submitted to PayPals bug bounty program where it was classified as being out of scope, which is something that would admittedly be unavailing to refute since their program scope does not mention anything about attacks on their interactive voice response system.
In order to get started, the attacker would require knowledge of two pieces of information pertaining to an account, which would be the e-mail address and phone number linked to it.
Armed with knowledge of the e-mail address and phone number linked to an account, the attacker would visit the Forgot Password page on PayPals website, and enter the e-mail address associated with the targeted account.
The attacker would then be presented with the type of card linked to the account, as well as the last two digits of the same.
On first glance, the interactive v...
MOSCOW (Reuters) Russias diplomatic mail was not used for cocaine traffic in Argentina, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday, after police busted an international ring of drug smugglers.
The investigation started in 2016, when the Russian ambassador to Argentina called local authorities to report that traffickers were trying to move 16 bags of cocaine from the Buenos Aires embassy by way of a diplomatic flight.
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Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, said on social media that the information about smugglers using diplomatic mail was not true.
The investigation led to the arrest on Wednesday of an Argentine policeman and another citizen of the South American country.
Others involved in the scheme had been arrested in Russia, while one of the leaders of the plot was still on the run, Argentinas Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told reporters earlier this week.
Zakharova said the cocaine was destined for Europe and belonged to a Russian embassys non-essential employer. She didnt say if he was arrested.
Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Clelia Oziel
400kg of cocaine seized at Russian embassy in Argentina
In a show of transparency, police released the 23 calls made to 911 involving the home of Nicholas Cruz. In one of the calls, police were warned he was going to be a school shooter.
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A judge ruled Thursday the government would violate federal civil rights laws if it forced Wheaton College to provide services like contraceptives in its health care plans against its religious beliefs, and granted a permanent injunction against it.
When the Obama administration instituted a contraceptive mandate several years ago through the Health and Human Services department, Wheaton College was one of the dozens of organizations to immediately oppose it. Wheaton, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country, often referred to as the Harvard of Christian schools, argued being forced to pay for the contraceptives would violate its religious rights. The permanent injunction bars the government from ever forcing the school to pay.
This is the first district court order offering permanent protection from the HHS mandate after the Supreme Courts 2016 decision in Zubik v. Burwell, which said that the government could not fine religious groups for following their faith and said it could find other ways to provide services to the women who want them. The injunction not only protects them from Obamas old mandate, but from any similar, future mandates as well.
Attorney Diana Verm, an attorney with Becket, the non-profit organization which represented Wheaton along with another firm, and also Little Sisters of the Poor, in their fight against the HHS mandate, told me in an e-mail, The district court had ruled against Wheaton before because of prior court of appeals precedent that has since been vacated by the Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell, where the Supreme Court told the government it could not fine groups like the Little Sisters and Wheaton College for following their faith.
A portion of the injunction says, After reconsideration of their position, Defendants now agree that enforcement of the currently operative rules regarding the contraceptive mandate against employers with sincerely held religious objections would violate RFRA, and thus do not oppose Wheatons renewed motion for injunctive and declaratory relief.
Wheaton Colleges values are steeped in Christian tradition. Originally founded in 1860 by prominent abolitionist Jonathan Blanchard, the motto, For Christ and His Kingdom guides everything it does. Thus, in 2012, after r...
AFP/File | Police target anti-fascist activists with a water cannon after a protest turned violent in Turin, Italy
ROME (AFP) Italy stepped up security for mass demonstrations by far-right and anti-fascist groups across the country on Saturday as tensions rise ahead of next weeks general election.There has been a dramatic increase of violent clashes between anti-fascist and far-right activists in recent weeks, particularly after a racially motivated attack on February 3 by a far-right gunman in the central city of Macerata that left six African migrants wounded.
Three thousand police were mobilised in Rome on Saturday for two marches and three sit-ins by both left and right groups likely to draw up to 20,000 people.
Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi was expected to attend the largest demonstration in Italys capital, organised by the National Association of Italian Partisans (ANPI), under the slogan Fascism Never Again.
Another anti-fascist protest in Rome, organised by a left-wing union, will rail against the Jobs Act, a flagship reform of Renzis government. One of the sit-ins will be hosted by Giorgia Meloni, head of the far-right Brothers of Italy party.
Roberto Fiore, head of the extreme-right Forza Nuova group, will march in Palermo, Sicily, after one of his partys activists was beaten up by men wearing masks there on Tuesday.
The far-left Potere al Popolo movement will also hold a rally in Palermo.
Matteo Salvini, the head of The League, will attend a demonstration in Milan. The far-right group formerly known as the Northern League is part of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconis right-wing coalition, along with Brothers of Italy.
The far-right CasaPound movement will also march in Milan.
Yet another demonstration will be held in Brescia, northern Italy, where an ANPI social centre was torched on Thursday night.
On the same day three police officers were injured after clashes with anti-fascist protesters demonstrating against a CasaPound meeting in the northwestern city of Turin.
The spike in violence comes amid fears of a revival of far-right parties in the March 4 election.
An average of the last major polls suggested Berlusconis right-wing coalition could finish on top, but fail to achieve a parliamentary majority.
By Yves Engler February 24, 2018 Shame on the Montral Gazette. Shame on Dan Delmar. Even when McGills uber-Israeli nationalist administration dismisses allegations of anti-Semitism the paper and its writer uses them to smear freedom promoting students. In October Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee activist Noah Lew cried anti-Semitism after he wasnt voted on to 
Ive managed to eke out enough frequent flyer miles that I can afford to fly off to Secular Social Justice on 7 April. Also, as usual, all it takes is reading a little Sikivu Hutchinson to get me fired up for it.
In April, the American Humanist Association is sponsoring the semi-annual Secular Social Justice (SSJ) conference in Washington, D.C. This first of its kind conference is designed to spotlight the intersectional, anti-racist organizing, activism and cultural work of secular people of color. When my comrade Donald Wright (founder of the National Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers) and I organized the first SSJ conference two years ago at Rice University in Houston, non-believers of color were struggling with the very same visibility and platform issues that they grapple with today. The majority often navigate between a white mainstream atheist world that has been hostile to intersectionality, black feminism and people of color, and socially conservative religious communities of color that view atheism as inauthentically black or tantamount to devil worship.
Sincere Kirabo, lead organizer for this years SSJ conference notes that SSJ was developed as a direct response to pervasive complacency within the secular community that considers focus on matters of social justice issues unnecessary or a distraction. Countering that view, the conference will feature speakers and presenters from racial justice, law, public policy, queer, trans and immigrant rights activism, educational equity and humanist activism.
Finally, SSJ also speaks to a critical leadership vacuum in the mainstream atheist, humanist and secular movements. There are currently few to no people of color in executive management positions in major secular organizations (i.e., the Center for Inquiry, Secular Student Alliance, American Humanist Association, etc.). As a result, it is precisely because of anti-atheist religious bigotry, white atheist racism and the lack of culturally responsive secular organizations that the vast majority of non-believers of color do not feel comfortable openly identifying as atheist. And, until this shifts, the much-ballyhooed rise of the nones will only be a footnote for segregated communities of color.
This is the direction movement atheism has to take if it wants to survive and be meaningful. If I can help in any way, thats where I want to make my contributions.
Now, one other little thing: the conference is taking place at All-Souls Unitarian Church, but does anyone know if there i...
Intro to CPU in a Computer The central processing unit, or CPU, is the very core of a computer. If a chip has more cores, its going to be better with multi-tasking and demanding software that utilises more threads when going about its business. However, the latest games dont tend to benefit much from having more 
Abrahams Sacrifice of Isaac by Caravaggio
Via: BoingBoing: Millions of new cars sold in the US and Europe are connected, having some mechanism for exchanging data with their manufacturers after the cars are sold; these cars stream or batch-upload location data and other telemetry to their manufacturers, who argue that they are allowed to do virtually anything they want with this 
Here's what got the most reads on our site this week:
by Rachel Quednau | February 20, 2018
It's amazing what we can do when we think small.
by Aubrey Byron | February 20, 2018
Michael Brown was stopped by police for walking in the street. A lack of sidewalks makes this the daily reality for many Ferguson residents.
by Rick Rybeck | February 21, 2018
The phrase "value capture" has been tossed around a lot lately. Here's what it does and doesn't mean.
by Heyden Black Walker & Jay Blazek Crossley | February 21, 2018
As the population shifts in Austin, decisions about the future of the city's streets will have significant impacts for generations to come.
by Rachel Quednau | February 21, 2018
Plus one simple solution.
South Front 23.02.2018 On February 22, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered into and established a full control of the YPG-held neighborhoods of Aleppo city, according to pro-government sources. A representative of the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) confirmed the SAA deployment to the Kurdish HAWAR news agency. According to the released statement, 
Via: cnet: A pair of small satellites named for an adventurous Belgian cartoon character could serve as proof of concept for an ambitious global broadband service envisioned by Elon Musk. After days of delays, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the two small satellites, newly dubbed Tintin A and B by Musk (but known more 
I was informed yesterday that I am the &starSTAR&star of yet another movie, a movie that I was not told about and just sort of stumbled into. Im losing all respect for movie celebrities, though: apparently, the way a movie star works is to have some guy with a camera record you talking for a bit, and then they all go away, and you dont even think about it for five years, and then suddenly this thing is available online and you see it and say Oh crap, I was in that piece of shit? and you never get paid. Im beginning to wonder how those other movie stars can afford their beach houses in Malibu.
So here, you can watch my fabulous movie, Origins of the Universe: The Great Debate on Amazon Prime.
Oh, yeah, they also misspell my name, because of course they always do.
You dont really want to watch it.
As I was watching it, I remembered the circumstances. I think it was a conference in Winnipeg; this guy asked me nicely if Id answer some questions on camera, and I said sure, so I end up in this oddly lit hotel room with a stranger (I hate how that happens) and he starts firing questions at me, for about an hour. I had no idea it was a debate, but I guess that after the fact, it was. And then I literally went away and completely forgot about it.
The interviewer, Todd Cantelon, then spliced me in with other footage of such luminaries as Ken Ham and Terry Mortenson and David Menton and Jason Lisle and Georgia Purdom and PZ Meyers (oh, wait, that was me). Its weird to be retroactively ganged up on, but Im unconcerned, they were all idiots.
Theres also a woman named Mary P. Winsor who was interviewed, so I wasnt alone on my side. Shes a historian of biology, and has written criticisms of Mayrs claims about pre-Darwinian essentialism. I dont know much about her work, but if shes been opposing some of the ahistorical BS that Ernst Mayr spent a long lifetime injecting into the discourse, she and I are on the same side.
Anyway, its a long boring set of spliced-together clips of me saying a sentence or two, then Ken Ham babbling out his fallacious canned spiel about observational science and then more creationists talking, then another sentence or two by me or Mary Winsor followed by more nonsense from creationists.
Also, to spice it up, the creationists were recorded at the Creation Museum in some place where dinosaur roars and honks occasionally drown them out. Todd Cantelon pretends to be a moderator, but all of his segments were filmed in some spectacular red...
#SAVE GHOUTA: Staged photo as part of a seemingly endless stream of expensive western-backed propaganda designed to lend legitimacy to the terrorist occupation of East Ghouta in Damascus.
As the Syrian Government continue their operation to liberate the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta from terrorist occupation, the western media, along with foundation-funded hashtag campaign continues go into hysterical overdrive in an effort to somehow legitimize the 6 year terrorist occupation of this area.
Meanwhile, terrorists continue to randomly shell civilians in Damascus, as well as hitting humanitarian corridors, thus keeping many residents from being able to evacuate in an orderly fashion (see report further below).
Here is Ken Roth, the director of Human Rights Watch, putting out various images devoid of any real context, claiming that they are representative of the suffering of people in Ghouta. In reality, Roth and HRW, have been caught circulating fraudulent images and lying about events in the past is simply recycling previously failed western propaganda campaigns like #AleppoIsBurning and others:
Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) February 21, 2018
Like with Aleppo in 2016, western funded, pro-terrorist propaganda campaigns are being run (by the same actors), this time under the heading of #SaveGhouta:
Mr. @realDonaldTrump The world must know that youre not only a partner in killing...
Via: ProPublica: In Great Britain, midwives deliver half of all babies, including Kate Middletons first two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. In Sweden, Norway and France, midwives oversee most expectant and new mothers, enabling obstetricians to concentrate on high-risk births. In Canada and New Zealand, midwives are so highly valued that theyre brought in 
How many last hospitals in Aleppo did the media claim were destroyed during the fighting? One? Five? Ten? Watch this video by Tyranny Unmasked to find out
Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
Extended web-only discussion with Pat Elder, the director of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy, a group that confronts militarism in the schools. He is the author of Military Recruiting in the United States. The gunman who fired on students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a 19-year-old white former student named Nikolas Cruz, was a member of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, known as JROTC. Cruz also took part in a four-person JROTC marksmanship team at the school which had received $10,000 in funding from the NRA. [The NRA] realize that if they can start linking the children with the guns at age 13 in the high schools, its a win-win proposition for them and for the sellers of weaponry, says Elder.
AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report, with Part 2 of our discussion about JROTC and the mass shooting in Florida. While last weeks Florida school shooting has sparked a national debate over guns and the lobbying power of the National Rifle Association, much less attention has been paid to another aspect of the shooting. The Florida gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was a member of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He was wearing his JROTC shirt when he carried out the massacre, in an attempt to blend in with other students. Cruz was also part of a four-person JROTC marksmanship team at the school which had received $10,000 in funding from the NRA.
We continue our conversation with Pat Elder, the director of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy, a group that confronts militarism in the schools. Hes author of Military Recruiting in the United States.
So, first of all, Pat, tell us how JROTC works in the schools. For example, how many kids at Marjory Stoneham Douglas school were in JROTC? What is the average in the United States?
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24.02.18: Comrade Dinos was briefed on the mobilizations in the prisons following his illegal transfer by EKAM (Special Anti-Terrorist Unit) while he was on hunger strike. He knew that after the prisoners second communique, a special meeting of the Transfer Committee would become an absolute priority to fulfill his request. Despite commitments by the Ministry of Justice for a postive outcome made to the prisoners and the lawyer for the Prisoners Struggle Committee, there is no confidence in the ministry officials. So Dinos will continue his hunger strike and from tomorrow morning will also begin a thirst strike with only one demand his direct transfer back to Korydallos. There will be more detailed information in the next few hours.
Nothing is over. Everything continues.
(via Athens Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)...
Original URL: World leaders abandoning human rights: Amnesty
World leaders are undermining human rights for millions of people with regressive policies and hate-filled rhetoric, but their actions have ignited global protest movements in response, a rights group said.
US President Donald Trump, Russian leader Vladimir Putin, and China's President Xi Jinping were among a number of politicians who rolled out regressive policies in 2017, according to Amnesty International's annual human rights report published on Thursday.
The human rights body also mentioned the leaders of Egypt, the Philippines and Venezuela.
"The spectres of hatred and fear now loom large in world affairs, and we have few governments standing up for human rights in these disturbing times," Salil Shetty, Amnesty's secretary-general, said.
"Instead, leaders such as el-Sisi, Duterte, Maduro, Putin, Trump and Xi are callously undermining the rights of millions."
[...] The regressive approach to human rights adopted by a number of world leaders has, however, inspired new waves of social activism and protest, Amnesty said, highlighting the example of the Women's March in January last year, which began in the US before becoming a global protest.
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by Jon Rappoport
February 24, 2018
These are notes I made while preparing my collection, Exit From The Matrix, which contains over 50 exercises designed to expand imagination and creative power.
People assume their entire field of operation is the continuum in which they live.
Here is all the space and time there is, and Im inside it.
The continuum is a kind of fantasy. A myth.
Subconsciously, people assume the continuum is WHATEVER THEY USE TO DEFINE THEIR FIELD OF OPERATIONS.
For example, suppose a person has an overriding problem he is constantly wrestling with. Every day, every week, he nudges and massages and moves that problem around. He pats it and kicks it and tries to push it and he seeks to move it out of the way. He denies it and accepts it and contemplates it and forgets it and remembers it and feels it
Well, that problem is defining his field of operationand subconsciously he thinks of it as the continuum.
To get outside that conception, the person needs to experience a new kind of action. A new kind of exercise.
Here is another analogy. A runner runs around a track, day after day. He runs that quarter-mile and he does wind-sprints on it and slower intervals. He operates there on that track, that oval. And ultimately, he is trying to shorten the amount of time it takes to go around the track.
Eventually, he reaches a limit where he thinks hes hemmed in. He cant go any faster.
He needs to alter his relationship to the continuum, to that idea of the best time he can muster.
In a way, life is like that. People do their best to get aheadwhatever that means to them. They do it from the point of view that they are in a space operating according to certain rules and restrictions.
They need two things. One, a new point of view. And two, exercises they do FROM that point of view.
The painter, Odilon Redon, once wrote, Artists who approach perfection do not have many ideas.
Translating that statement into my terms, it means: if you are operating within the continuum of your central myth, you will eventually reach a point where you are doing the best you can. But its not nearly enough
Physics itself will reach this place of blockage, as long as it keeps looking at the same space-time continuum in the same old way. Atoms, electrons, quarks,...
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Via: The Verge: Installation has finally begun on Jeff Bezos 10,000-year clock, a project that the Amazon CEO has invested $42 million in (along with a hollowed-out mountain in Texas that Bezos intends for a Blue Origin spaceport), with the goal of building a mechanical clock that will run for 10 millennia.
Sputnik | February 23, 2108 This week, the International Rescue Committee issued a statement condemning Saudi Arabias Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO), stating that the program is neither comprehensive, nor reflective of clear, shared humanitarian priorities. Last month, the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy announced the launch of YCHO, a relief program that allegedly aims to 
Freezing the assets of patent trolls and patent sharks
Summary: Positive news about the rapid demise of small patent trolls, large (even publicly-traded) trolls, and entities like RPX which profit from troll activity
THE EPOs recklessness has caused an insurgence of patent trolls in Europe, whereas USPTO reforms have pushed back this ugly phenomenon, whose net effect is predation at the expense of productive industries.
Today and tomorrow well write about Section 101, Alice and PTAB. The latest developments continue to be positive.
On February 23, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all challenged claims in an IPR filed by Unified against U.S. Patent 8,838,976 owned and asserted by Uniloc Luxembourg S.A., a well-known NPE. The 976 patent, directed to an online service user authentication system, belongs to the Etchegoyen portfolio that Uniloc has asserted against Apple. The 976 was removed from the litigation following Unifieds IPR petition, although the litigation continues.
A day beforehand Unified Patents wrote about Leigh Rothschilds troll, which we wrote about several times before. This too was announced on the same date it had happened:
On February 22, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all ch...
REVIEW: Caesars Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus
6 Stars Destroys the Catholic Church in Compelling Detail
In brief, this book compares Wars of the Jew written by courtiers of Caesar, and The New Testament by this authors account also written by courtiers of Caesar. The explicit intent was to create an official religion that would put down the Jewish zealots rebelling against Caesar, and in the process, train the masses to turn the other cheek, render unto Caesar all that is Caesars, and love the enemy. If true, and I believe the author has made this case most compellingly, then the Roman Catholic Church is perhaps the most significant and successful psychological operation in modern history; the Pope and the Vatican are bastards in every possible respect; and the time has come to end the Vaticans diplomatic immunity.
It is helpful, for those who struggle to understand the degree to which we all lied to about everything, to contemplate the books that I have reviewed previously that support this point. Below I summarize this superb book and offer some quotes there is no substitute for actually reading this superb book. The author is brilliant and he has seen and documented something that tens of thousands of scholars before him have all missed.
The ultimate hypocrisy documented by this book is Jesus warning of false prophets when actually being the false profit himself.
This is a Nobel-level work of Cultural Analysis, History, and Literature.
What I found most compelling, apart from the paragraph by paragraph, was the exquisite detailed analysis of specific names, specific timelines, and specific analogies. An example of very deep word by word analysis in the original language is provided on page 192. The author is totally credible with his side by side comparisons and his hypothesis that the New Testament dates were back-dated to simulate prophecies that were reverse-engineered from actual events as documented in Wars of the Jew.
I have never, in my 65 years of life as a professional intelligence officer, seen a finer piece of analysis. John Lewis Gaddis would in my humble opinion, have given this author a solid A++ / 1st...
24.02.18: A win for the prisoners! The immediate response of militant prisoners, who revolted in several wings of Korydallos, and the mobilizations of other prisoners has brought victory.
The Ministry of Justice has pledged to return anarchist prisoner Konstantinos Yiatzoglou to Korydallos, and has agreed to the terms that no prisoners will be disciplined.
(via KONTPA, translated by Insurrection News)
SamSam ransomware made the headlines again, this time it infected over 2,000 computers at the Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT).
The DOT has shut down the infected workstations and is currently working with security firm McAfee to restore the ordinary operations. Officials confirmed the ransomware requested a bitcoin payment.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has ordered an estimated 2,000 employees to shut down their computers following a ransomware attack Wednesday morning. wrote the CBS Denver.
David McCurdy, OITs Chief Technology Officer, issued the following statement:
Early this morning state security tools detected that a ransomware virus had infected systems at the Colorado Department of Transportation. The state moved quickly to quarantine the systems to prevent further spread of the virus. OIT, FBI and other security agencies are working together to determine a root cause analysis. This ransomware virus was a variant and the state worked with its antivirus software provider to implement a fix today. The state has robust backup and security tools and has no intention of paying ransomware. Teams will continue to monitor the situation closely and will be working into the night.
The Colorado DOT officials confirmed that the agency will not pay the ransom and it will restore data from backups.
The SamSam ransomware is an old threat, attacks were observed in 2015 and the list of victims is long, many of them belong to the healthcare industry. The attackers spread the malware by gaining access to a companys internal networks by brute-forcing RDP connections.
Among the victims of the Samsam Ransomware there is the MedStar non-profit group that manages 10 hospitals in the Baltimore and Washington area. Crooks behind the attack on...
Playground Hierarchies and Bullying Socialize Men to Take on the REAL Bullies in Government and Corporations
This long article is superb, with original thinking in the two articles (one by a very thoughtful US Marine) discussed and commentary. It offers the best socio-cultural-psychological analysis I have seen on what happened in Florida and in so many other mass shootings done by young men in recent years, Also, reading between the lines, this article gives much needed insight into why the Elite seeks to feminize and homosexualize and morally and physically weaken boys and men:
Phi Beta Iota: Its more complicated than this, but the insights are very valuable. From the invention of the Catholic and Jewish faiths to todays fake news and false flag events, the 1% have spent extraordinary amounts of money and imagination in keeping the 99% docile. This includes the femininization of men, the financialization of the economy, the promulgation of pedophilia as a general means of entrapping and keeping loyal key judges, politicians, celebrities, CEOs, and others), and more. The latest iteration in the Deep States desperate attempt to keep control is #GoogleGestapo. As this is written, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube are all furiously deleting all reports that suggest that the Florida school shooting was a false flag, including students stating that they were told it would be a drill and more.
(TIM Opinion) Over the past week, CNN has been battling allegations of scripting a town hall event, spreading fake news, and exposing the identity and location of a woman during an interview. These accusations have been claimed by some as proof that the network fails to live up to its Facts First credo, while others view 
One of my greatest guilty pleasures is my near-addiction to the History Channel show Ancient Aliens. It is an absurd, but astonishingly entertaining series that purports to reveal the truth behind extraterrestrial beings in the ancient world.
Hosted by Giorgio Tsoukalos and peppered with weird personalities, from legitimate professors to quack conspiracy kooks, the show is informative and charming, even if its grand conclusions are laughable. Increasingly, our mainstream news media is looking more and more like Ancient Aliens, and using similar storytelling techniques, to push narratives that fall apart under any serious scrutiny.
Segments on Ancient Aliens, now in its 12th season, have a familiar and predictable format. First, actual experts talk about real mythology, and give examples of curious carvings or hieroglyphs that kind of look like spaceships. They delve into the difficulties of certain ancient structures being built without modern tools, or point to the universality of some symbol across civilizations that had no contact with each other.
All of this is curious and leads to some head-scratching. But by the end of the segment, the nut job conspiracists of the show attempt their fraught explanations, usually ending with something like this: Could the pyramids have been a global power source for alien spacecraft thousands of years ago? Ancient astronaut experts say, Yes!
These days, the news, especially when covering the Trump administration, has been following this format in troubling ways. The coverage of the Russia investigation is a prime example. There are plenty of juicy and accurate facts to fill the opening of a segment of foreign interference in the election. Donald Trump Jr. did meet with a Russian offering opposition research against Hillary Clinton, Michael Flynn did lie about Russian contacts, WikiLeaks did try to damage Clinton by attacking the Democratic National Committees computer systems.
But, just as in Ancient Aliens, so far these interesting facts dont tell the story the news media wants to tell. So too often we wind up with anchors or experts saying something like this: Could the Trump campaign have colluded with Russians to interfere with the election? News media experts say, Yes!
One of the ways Ancient Aliens grips its audience is by deftly giving evidence the appearance of proof. The essential difference is that evidence refers to the entire body of facts pertaining to a phenomenon, regardless of what conclusion it suggests. Proof, on the other hand, is a specific kind of evidence that is sufficient to conclude the validity of a description of reality.
Proof tells a story. Evidence doesnt. Ancient Aliens turns this on its head. Through its B-roll landscape shots and up-close...
24.02.18: We denounce the invasion by EKAM (Special Anti-Terrorist Unit) and the kidnapping and beating of anarchist prisoner Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou. Immediately satisfy his demand to be transferred to Korydallos Prison. This terrorism will not pass.
Pola Roupa Nikos Maziotis, members of Revolutionary Struggle
(via Athens Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)
The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank funded by Wall Street, including private health insurers and their lobbying group, unveiled a new healthcare proposal designed to confuse supporters of Medicare for All and protect private health insurance profits. It is receiving widespread coverage in progressive media outlets. We must be aware of what is happening so that we are not fooled into another public option dead end.*
The fact that CAP is using Medicare for All language is both a blessing and a curse. It means Medicare for All is so popular that they feel a need to co-opt it, and it means that they are trying to co-opt it, which will give Democrats an opportunity to use it to confuse people.
This effort could be preparation for the possibility that Democrats win a majority in Congress in 2018 or 2020. It is normal for the pendulum to swing to the party opposite the Presidents party during the first term in office. If Democrats win a majority, they will be expected to deliver on health care, but they face a dilemma of having to please their campaign donors, which includes the health insurance industry, or pleasing their voters, where 75% support single payer health care.
The public is aware that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) protects the profits of the medical-industrial complex (private health insurers, Big Pharma and for-profit providers) and not the healthcare needs of the public. Fixing the ACA is not popular. Last year during repeal attempts, people made it clear at town halls and rallies that they want a single payer healthcare system such as National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). By offering a solution that sounds good to the uninformed, Medicare Extra for All, but continues to benefit their Wall Street donors, Democrats hope to fool people or buy enough support to undermine efforts for NIMA.
This is an expected development. If we look at the...
Youve been fired. According to your employers data, your facial expressions showed you were insubordinate and not trustworthy. You also move your hands at a rate that is considered substandard. Other companies you may want to work for could receive this data, making it difficult for you to find other work in this field.
That may sound like a scenario straight out of a George Orwell novel, but its the future many American workers could soon be facing.
In early February, media outlets reported that Amazon had received a patent for ultrasonic wristbands that could track the movement of warehouse workers hands during their shifts. If workers hands began moving in the wrong direction, the wristband would buzz, issuing an electronic corrective. If employed, this technology could easily be used to further surveil employees who already work under intense supervision.
Whole Foods, which is now owned by Amazon, recently instituted a complex and punitive inventory system where employees are graded based on everything from how quickly and effectively they stock shelves to how they report theft. The system is so harsh it reportedly causes employees enough stress to bring them to tears on a regular basis.
UPS drivers, who often operate individually on the road, are now becoming increasingly surveilled. Sensors in every UPS truck track when drivers seatbelts are put on, when doors open and close and when the engines start in order to monitor employee productivity at all times.
The technology company Steelcase has experimented with monitoring employees faces to judge their expressions. The company claims that this innovation, which monitors and analyzes workers facial movements throughout the work day, is being used for research and to inform best pr...
European Council President, Donald Tusk, expressed solidarity with Greece and Cyprus and called on Turkey to terminate activities in the Aegean Sea and the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. In a statement, Tusk said among others: This evening President Anastasiades and Prime Minister Tsipras informed us about the latest developments regarding Turkeys illegal violations in
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What has been the effect on students like Chanda Smith as the charter industry tightens its grip on the Los Angeles Unified School District?
Greece: Apart from the situation in Korydallos prison (we reported earlier today), prisoners in Larissa are also protesting.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
The following announcement was sent by the prisoners of the C section of Larissa prison to the Initiative for Prisoners Rights.
The Initiative stands by prisoners and their fair struggle for furloughs, denounces the practices of the prison management which has used threats and blackmail in order to supress the mobilization and condemns violence against prisoners.
The prisoners of C section in Larissa prison are amidst a mobilization for the following reason: The refusal of the prison council to grant furloughs to prisoners who fulfill all the requirements, as they always find a reason to reject appeals to furloughs, especially those of immigrant prisoners. This is the main issue, apart from all the other difficulties we are facing.
Our protest began on Tuesday 13th of Feb, when we kept the prison yard open from 8am to 9pm. If things dont change we will escalate our struggle by going on hunger strike until the removal of the prison manager Demetris Papadopoulos and the social worker Agathi Loukidou, who has failed to provide any support for prisoners. Today, the prison manager threatened, among others, that he would call the riot police who would force us inside with the use of violence.
We are also protesting against the stance of the vice-prosecutor of appeals Vasilios Tsiardakas regarding furloughs. It is incomprehensible that a state correctional facility has been turned into a privately-run prison which disregards the penal code. Our protest will only stop w...
Last week, volatility made a long-overdue return to the US and global equity markets.
It began with a 2-day back-to-back violent drop. Day 3 saw a big rebound, swiftly followed by two more days of gut-wrentching losses. And then finally, last Friday, the day saw massive swings both high and low, ending with a huge upside run.
During this period the S&P 500 lost more than 300 points. Since then, though, the market has been steadily rising.
Is the danger past? Are the markets safe once more?
And if so, did the markets recover organically? Or were they rescued by The Plunge Protection Team (PPT)?
The answer matters.
If such intervention was rare we could almost justify it, if it took the form of simple, pre-arranged circuit breakers that shut the market down for a cooling off after theyve moved too far, too fast. Indeed, these already exist, and are sufficient in our view.
But if such market interventions are routine, persistent, and generally depended on by the major market participants, then theyre highly destructive over the long term.
Sadly, we live with the latter.
Insiders get stinking rich by front-running the scheme (check). Normal adjustments are prevented (check), allowing dangerous bubbles of extreme overvaluation to form (check), while fostering malinvestment (check).
Do this long enough and you end up with a deformed economy, an eroded social structure, and markets that no longer function as appropriate mechanisms for capital distribution and economic signaling.
This is where we find ourselves today.
In the former Soviet Union, the communist method of assuring economic progress was to set targets for production. Famous among them were the crop reports.
In these, year after year, the various regional oblast (province) authorities would declare having met or exceeded the crop targets, despite rarely ever truly doing so.
These crop reports were so famously unreliable that the Kremlin leadership eventually took to obtaining their information from US satellite reconnaissance data rather than their own internal reporting from local Co...
The latest school shooting tragedy in Parkland, FL, has left the nation wondering once again why Congress cant come to any agreement about how to prevent these horrible events.
Will this time be different? Maybe. Because a tenuous, bipartisan consensus has emerged regarding the sale of bump stocks.
So what exactly is a bump stock? Simple. Its a (legal) augmentation to a rifle that makes it functionally equivalent to a fully automatic machine gun.
For those not familiar with guns or gun lingo, lets first clarify terms as there is often some confusion regarding them.
Fully automatic. This means that when you pull the trigger, the weapon will keep firing at a rapid pace until either the ammunition magazine is empty, or you release the trigger. In the US, fully automatic weapons are essentially banned it is possible to obtain them, but the process is, by design, lengthy and very difficult.
In 1934, legislation was passed regulating automatic weapons, and for good cause. Americans had just witnessed a plague of violence spawned by the deadly synergy of Prohibition, gangsters, and the tommy gun. In subsequent decades, additional legislation was passed severely restricting the manufacture, and use by civilians, of automatic weapons.
Today, most handguns and assault rifles, such as the infamous AR-15, are what are called semi-automatic. This means that, for every shot fired, the trigger must be pulled the rate of fire is entirely dependent on how fast a person can physically pull the trigger.
Of course, this doesnt mean that semi-automatic weapons are without controversy. Its very easy to squeeze off multiple rounds in less than a second. The recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, was carried out with a semi-automatic rifle. As was the Sutherland Springs, TX, shooting. And the Pulse nightclub. And San Bernardino. And Sandy Hook. And Aurora. And others. Not to mention the almost daily violence and murder perpetrated with semi-automatic handguns.
But the bump stock is an entirely different twist. Reminder: the Las Vegas shooting in 2017 is now the deadliest mass shooting in US history, with 58 fatalities. And the bump stock played a role in that.
Its essentially a replacement part for the stock of the gun the butt of the gun that pushes into the shooters shoulder along with a handle that adds a small support step in front of the trigger. The replacement stock works in such a way that the recoil fr...
Turkey must stop provocations against EU member states, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said during a press conference after the EU Summit in Brussels on Friday. The European Union should send Turkey a clear message that EU-Turkish relations cannot move forward when member-states sovereign rights are violated, he added. Turkey and Greece can collaborate on
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Inspired by some impressive work on textile flip-bit displays, and with creative steampunk outfits to create for Christmas, [Richard Sewell] had the idea for a flippable magnetic eye in the manner of a flip-dot display. These devices are bistable mechanical displays in which a magnet is suspended above a coil of wire, and flipped in orientation under the influence of a magnetic field from the coil.
In [Richard]s case the eyeball was provided by a magnetic bead with a suitable paint job, and the coil was a hand-wound affair with some extremely neat lacing to keep it all in place. The coil requires about 200 mA to ensure the eye flips, and the job of driving it is performed by a Digispark ATTiny85 board with an LM293 dual H-bridge driver upon which the two bridges are wired in parallel. The whole is mounted in the centre of a charity shop brooch that has been heat-treated to give a suitable aesthetic.
You can see the eyeball in all its glory in the two videos below the break, and should you be curious you can also read our write-up of the original pieces from [Irene Posch] that inspired it.
And here they eye is in close-up.
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Signs that the U.S./Israel is planning to expand the wars in the Middle East in Lebanon and Syria with the goal of drawing in Iran and particularly Russia, and that the U.S./NATO/Ukraine are also preparing to attack eastern Ukraine with the same goal of attacking Russia that has been demonized by liberals and right-wingers alike. All this could result in a nuclear showdown with Russia.
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Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at a distance of 0.26 LD / 0.00067 AU (~100 230 km / 62 280 miles) on February 21, 2018. This is the 16th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 5th closest. 2018 DQ belongs to the...... Read more
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A little more than a year ago, on January 29, 2017, Iona Craig was at the tail end of a month-long reporting trip to Yemen. On that day, special operators from the U.S. Navys SEAL Team 6 launched a surprise raid in a remote part of Yemen, apparently trying to capture or kill an Al Qaeda leader. This was the first covert assault of the Trump era, and the White House, which was not challenged in the U.S. media, hailed it as highly successful.
Except it wasnt.
Craig, who was based in Yemen from 2010-2015 and had continued to make reporting trips to the country since a civil war broke out, quickly learned from local media that the raid killed civilians. As she began planning for an arduous and risky journey to the site of the assault, local sheikhs she knew from her previous work in the country told her that the U.S. was getting the story wrong. A large number of women and children had been killed, and the targeted village did not appear to have had a standing Al Qaeda presence.
But these accounts were just words that had yet to be confirmed. Craig had to go there to find out first-hand.
Craig was in Yemen to report a story for Harpers Magazine about suicide bombers, and she had received a travel grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Once the raid happened, she got in touch with The Intercept she is a regular contributor which gave her the financial backing to extend her stay and work on this new story. Earlier this week, the story, which was published by The Intercept in March, won the 2018 Polk Award for Foreign Reporting, the most prestigious U.S. honor for excellence in international journalism after the Pulitzer Prize.
What follows is a description of how Craig reported the story, which was both a major expose that revealed the Trump administration lied about its first major military engagement, and an epic 1,000-mile journey through desolate parts of Yemen, where Craig and her Yemeni companions faced lethal risks. She was not only the first foreign journalist to report from al Ghayil, she remains the only one to have done so. It is a lesson, to students as well as skeptics of journalism, in what it takes to report an investigative article into wrongful killings by the U.S. military in a far-off battle zone. It is also a demonstration of how independent journalists are able to uncover important truths missed by traditional reporters who rely too heavily on official accounts coming from Washington....
Noralf Trnnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation...
China now uses patents like it uses speech restrictions/censorship (as a trade barrier)
Summary: Chinas patent offensive, which is far from a charm offensive, may mean that foreign companies wont survive in the Chinese market, which is itself dominated by companies that are closely connected to the Chinese Communist Party, also known as the Communist Party of China (CPC)
THE patent bubble in China is a fascinating thing. As we noted in our previous post, patent numbers are on the decline in the West (unless one counts only Chinese applications at USPTO, EPO etc.), whereas in Chinas SIPO patent filings now go through the roof while patent litigation continues to soar. Theres not so much press coverage about it, at least not in English. As Chinese patents are written in Mandarin theres also little chance of finding any Western press coverage about these. The consensus is that these are low-quality patents and its likely that only the good ones reach the USPTO, EPO etc. In other words, those which Westerners can actually read are the better ones.
The consensus is that these are low-quality patents and its likely that only the good ones reach the USPTO, EPO etc.China appears to have found a hack. It just floods the market with patents as means of trade war/sanctions strategy. The US appears to have been slow to react, citing mostly security not patents as a pretext (they used to just call Chinese products knockoff and/or piracy). Both the US and China can now happily pretend to themselves that they dont engage in a trade war and instead hide behind the mask of back doors, patents, and human rights. The US government discourages carriers from stocking ZTE and Huawei phones while publicly asking people not to buy these (outside contracts with carriers). This is all public information the type of stuff we habitually cover in our daily links.
To people who are accustomed to thinking of Asia (or east Asia) as one big country it may be confusing to learn about tensions (military, trade etc.) between Japan, Korea and China. Sure, a lot of the production is outsourced to mainland China (the US isnt the only country doing so, even Taiwan does). China itself has a very conservative government and its actively trying to promote homegrown Chinese brands, not Korean and Japanese ones. So its hardly...
Gold A Commodity, Currency, or Pet Rock? by Roy Sebag GoldMoney It is common for financial pundits to categorize gold as just a commodity. It is not. Commodities generally have value only to the extent that they are...
A 12-year-old girl has died in Ukraine after being set upon by a pack of stray dogs as she walked home from school. Liza Kanareikina's body was torn to pieces and discovered by her parents near Donetsk to the east of the country. They found her body in woodland where she would walk daily when she failed to return home. Neighbour Natalia Skiba said: 'The child was walking back home and did not make it. She was found here in the forest, already torn to pieces.' A local report said: 'Pieces of meat were literally torn off her body, the snow around was red from blood.'
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All Nations need New Standard for Police,
Public Protector position
Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Messiah Udumbara
The military people was trained not for just fighting with military from other group/nation.
Police, Public protector/guard are joke! They have no strength, only with gun & can easily be bought!
All nation need raise the standard: All the Police & public protector/guard must pass physical military test!
So all the retired/out of service military people will have priority to work as police in their nation/state/district
The solution now must be: all the police with have 24 months to train their physical but still receive normal salary. In this timeline, the military people who pass some police soft skill will take over.
Just look at the physical of police in all nation, they have no strength, over-weight, only know using gun!
You can only remove gun from the people if police also have no gun! In order to do that, the police must be brave, strong, there is no better people than the one who pass the tough military test!
Of course I am talking about the current situation on Earth.
You must reward the one who willing the serve in military & ready to protect their nation.
Angela Merkel has made a mockery of orderly immigration into Germany. Germany has one of the hghest crime rates, post-Merkel immigration, in the modern world. No, it is not that immigration is undesirable, immigration becomes problematic when it is disorderly, chaotic and there is a failure to screen immigrants for criminal and/0r terrorist backgrounds.
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Germans who make racist anti-migrant posts could have their children snatched by the state and be fired from their jobs, according to the German Lawyers Association.
In an article entitled Racism and parenting: Threatening loss of custody?, lawyer Eva Becker, Chair of the Working Group on Family Law in the German Bar Association, outlines the conditions under which xenophobic Facebook posts could lead to parents being targeted.
Although Becker asserts that merely opposing the settlement of migrants in Germany would not lead to parental rights being terminated, such views could easily lead to someone being fired from their job.
Expressing a desire for violence against the migrants would constitute evidence enough for a family court to remove children from the home, according to Becker.
While this appears to be a high bar, idle threats of violence are made by countless people on the Internet every day, with the vast majority going completely unpunished.
Given the apparent cover-up of rapes being committed by migrants...
China's air force is trying to boost its capability at high altitudes over its far western airbases amid simmering tensions with India, sending more advanced fighter jets to the area, South China Morning Post reported Thursday (Feb 22).
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Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France. This study looked specifically at the effect of alcohol use disorders, and included people who had been diagnosed with mental and behavioural disorders or chronic diseases that were attributable to chronic harmful use of alcohol. Of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65), the majority (57%) were related to chronic heavy drinking.
Israeli authorities and armed forces carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured Palestinian prisoners and targeted human rights defenders, Amnesty International's new annual report says. 2017 "marked the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation of the [occupied] Palestinian Territories" (OPT), Amnesty noted, "and the 10th anniversary of its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip." "Israeli authorities intensified the expansion of settlements and related infrastructure across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and carried out a large number of demolitions of Palestinian property, forcibly evicting more than 660 people," the report states. "Many of these demolitions were in Bedouin and herding communities that the Israeli authorities planned to forcibly transfer." Meanwhile, Amnesty also slammed "Israel's air, land and sea blockade of the Gaza Strip", which it says is "collectively punishing Gaza's entire population of approximately 2 million inhabitants".
Srinagar: Assadullah Asad, 65, a resident of Borwah village in central Kashmirs Budgam district, started writing and translating Persian poetry soon after he retired from a boring job in the planning and statistics department in 2008.
He wanted to make some Persian literature accessible in the local Kashmiri language. Since 2008, Asad has written and self-published seven books, including one of the first Kashmiri translations of the Sikh holy scripture Japji Sahib. For this, he was appreciated and facilitated by the Sikh community in Srinagar on January 5, which is Gurpurab, the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.
The organisers had then called Asads translation a big proof of our (Kashmiri Sikhs and Muslims) brotherhood.
The people of Al Rams area, 12km to the north of the Ras Al Khaimah city, have found a 9m long dead whale on the Al Rams shore. Fahd Abdullah Juma, an Emirati national from the Al Rams area, said the smell of the deceased mammal spread around the vicinity. "This is mainly because of remaining dead for long hours," he said, urging the bodies concerned to remove it as soon as possible. "The smell is so terrible that the people of Al Rams cannot go to the beach there," he said, urging the bodies concerned to scientifically dissect the dead whale and identify the actual reasons for its death.
It needed the media intervention for Greeces Public Power Corporation to show a humane face. An exclusive report of local media Lamianow on Friday afternoon was reproduced by hundreds of local and national media, news websites and blogs and exposed the merciless power supply cut to a poor household thus putting at risk the life
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Shillong: Security forces today shot dead Meghalayas most-wanted militant and self-styled chief of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in an encounter in East Garo Hills district, the police said.
The encounter of Sohan D. Shira, who carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, came after NCP candidate Jonathone N. Sangma was killed in an IED attack, suspected to be carried out by the GNLA in the same district on February 18.
Following Sangmas death, counter-insurgency operations had been stepped up in poll-bound South and East Garo Hills districts.
Acting on inputs regarding probable movement of some armed GNLA cadre in Dobu area, counter-insurgency forces were pressed into service, a senior police officer involved in the operations told PTI.
He said the encounter took place around 11 am in Achakpek village near Dobu, in which Sohan was killed.
East Garo Hills deputy commissioner Ram Kumar said inquest on the body of the slain militant was on and necessary formalities would follow.
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On December 17, 2017, a newspaper printed a story titled "Real U.F.O.'s? Pentagon Unit Tried to Know." No, the headline wasn't surrounded by text about post-baby bods and B-listers' secret sorrows. Because it was on the front page of The New York Times. The article describes a federally funded program that investigated reports of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs, the take-me-seriously acronym that includes UFOs). And within the story, the Times embedded videos of two such UAPs. Although the article was careful not to say that unidentified meant extraterrestrial, the Department of Defense acknowledged the program, and it was easy enough for readers to draw the conclusion that these videos could show alien aircraft. The Times supplemented one of the clips with a first-hand account of a Navy pilot who was sent to investigate "mysterious aircraft" that appeared - poof! - at 80,000 feet, dropped down to 20,000, and then seemed to hover before either leaving radar range or launching straight up. Weird, right?
Is there life on the surface of Mars? The clock is ticking on scientists' window to solve that long-standing question before astronautsand the microbes that live on themcontaminate the planet. Today, at a meeting in Washington, D.C., of NASA's planetary science advisory committee, the agency's new planetary protection officer raised the possibility of opening up a few of the planet's most promising regions to more aggressive exploration.
Just a few weeks into the job, Lisa Pratt, formerly a geomicrobiologist at Indiana University in Bloomington, has signaled that she wants the office to be open to the notion that a degree of contamination might be necessary to explore several of the planet's most habitable spots. Previously, the office has served as a watchdog to prevent the contamination of Mars and other planets with microbes from Earth, and vice versa. But now, time is pressing, given NASA's long-term goals, Pratt says. "No matter what we do, the minute we've got humans in the area we've got a less pristine, less clean state," Pratt said at the meeting. "Let's hope we know before the humans get there, one way or the other, if there is an ecosystem at or near the surface."
Although no region of Mars is banned for exploration, international treaties set the allowable levels of microbial contamination on robotic spacecraft destined for other planetary environments. Some scientists say it is too costly to meet the sterilization requirements to explore the potentially warm and wet "special regions" on Mars that are most likely to harbor microbes. Only the 1970s Viking landers achieved the cleanliness necessary to explore a special region. A growing number of scientists have argued that the agency needs to rethink its plans, as Science reported last year.
Mitt Romney announced his candidacy for the United States Senate yesterday. Having covered him closely as a radio talk show host on WRKO in Boston while Mr. Romney was governor of Massachusetts, I know his record inside and out. Mr. Romney claims to be a social and fiscal conservative. But his actual record demonstrates that he is nothing more than Ted Kennedy in a Ronald Reagan costume. Utah voters deserve to know the documented truth about Mr. Romney. Here it is.
Mitt Romney, Fiscal and Social Liberal:
Pundits and Democrats ascribe to a handful of bargain-basement Russian trolls all manner of ability - including orchestrating a coup d'etat The grand total for all political ad spending in the 2016 election cycle, according to Advertising Age, was $9.8bn. The ads allegedly produced by inmates of a Russian troll farm, which have made up this week's ration of horror and panic in the halls of the American punditburo, cost about $100,000 to place on Facebook. A few months ago, when I first described those Russian ads in this space, I invited readers to laugh at them. They were "low-budget stuff, ugly, loud and stupid", I wrote. They interested me because they cast the paranoid right, instead of the left, as dupes of a foreign power. And yet, I wrote, the American commentariat had largely overlooked them. Now that Robert Mueller's office has indicted the Russian actors who are allegedly behind the ads, however, all that has changed. American pundits have gone from zero to 60 on this matter in no time at all - from ignoring the Facebook posts to outright hysteria over them. What the Russian trolls allegedly did was "an act of war ... a sneak attack using 21st-century methods", wrote the columnist Karen Tumulty. "Our democracy is in serious danger," declared America's star thought-leader Thomas Friedman on Sunday, raging against the weakling Trump for not getting tough with these trolls and their sponsors. "Protecting our democracy obviously concerns Trump not at all," agreed columnist Eugene Robinson on Tuesday.
The U.S. Constitution provided for a permanent Navy, but it would not do the same for an army.
The Congress shall have Power To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years.
ARTICLE I, SECTION 8, CLAUSE 12
Raising an army was supposed to take a special legislative act and be limited in time to meet some crisis. Of course, even at the slower pace of the 18th Century, in a time of crisis it could conceivably take too long to raise an army, so state militias were the first line of defense. The Constitution provided for this, too.
The Congress shall have Power Toprovide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
ARTICLE I, SECTION 8, CLAUSE 15-16
At the time, the states were vastly more divided than they are today, particularly on the issue of religion. The Congregationalists of Massachusetts, the Presbyterians of New Jersey, the Quakers of Pennsylvania, the Catholics of Maryland, the Anglicans of Virginia and the Baptists of the Carolinas did not trust some overarching federal government to control their militias. This is why the states maintained the right to appoint their own officers and the training of their own soldiers. They would not have submitted to anything like the National Guard that we have today.
They also had the responsibility for arming their own militias, and this was partly because the federal government sure as hell didnt want to pay for the expense. In fact, after the Whiskey Rebellion broke out in 1791, Congress decided that they needed to codify how militias were to be used in the future. In the Militia Acts of 1792, Congress was clear that the responsibility for arming the militias lied not just with the states but with every male citizen.
Militia members, referred to as every citizen, so enrolled and notified, shall within six months...
At age 19 or 20, Roger Stone, who was then an employee of Nixons Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP), was the youngest person to testify before the Watergate grand jury. Call it a badge of honor. In 1977, Paul Manafort successfully utilized that notoriety while running Stones campaign for the presidency of the Young Republicans. Stone then used the prestige of that position, in 1979, to get an assignment as Ronald Reagans campaign organizer for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. And thats when he decided he needed to get to know Donald Trump.
But first he had to make the acquaintance of Roy Cohn. Cohn is most famous for his role as chief counsel to Sen. Joseph McCarthy. In that role, he led the aggressive and unethical red-baiting Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations until the U.S. Army pushed back and he was forced to resign in August 1954. In private practice Cohn represented prominent New Yorkers like la cosa nostra crime boss Carlo Gambino, Francis Cardinal Spellman and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, but he was frequently at odds with the law. Over the years, he won four separate acquittals on charges varying from conspiracy, securities fraud, bribery, and obstruction of justice before finally being disbarred in 1986 as he was dying of HIV. What Cohn learned from McCarthy was the value of being dramatic and the utility of outrageous claims and accusations. He passed these lessons along to Donald Trump.
According to Trump, he first met Roy Cohn in a members-only Midtown establishment called Le Club. It was 1973, and the government was accusing the Trumps real estate business of discriminatory housing practices. He asked Cohn, The government has just filed suit against our company saying that we discriminated against blacks. What do you think I should do? Cohn advised him to Tell them to go to hell and fight the thing in court and let them prove you discriminated.
The Trumps retained Cohn to represent them and Donald became his student. According to author Sam Roberts, it was from Cohn that Trump learned his now familiar three-part strategy for handling litigation, a strategy which he has now transferred to political combat: 1. Never settle, never surrender. 2. Counter-attack, counter-sue immediately. 3. No matter what happens, no matter how deeply i...
In 2017, 13 federal agencies expressed high confidence that more than 92 percent of the observed rise in global average temperatures since 1950 is the direct result of human activity. But the Trump administration wants to debunk its own findings. First, Trump nominated Kathleen Hartnett White, a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), to lead the Council on Environmental Quality. As you might imagine, the TPPF is basically a front for utility companies and the oil and gas industry.
Craig McDonald, director of Texans for Public Justice, told the Texas Observer, TPPFs donors are a Whos Who of Texas polluters, giant utilities and big insurance companies. TPPF is thinking the way its donors want it to think.
Unfortunately for the polluters, Kathleen Hartnett White gave one of the most pathetic performances in history during her confirmation hearings. It was so bad that her nomination had to be pulled.
Senator Tom Carper of Delaware, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said he found Ms. Whites views so unsettling that he mounted a campaign to block her confirmation. Mr. Carper said he visited the offices of 16 Republican senators to voice his concerns, bringing with him an iPad in order to play a three-minute video that his staff had compiled of Ms. White struggling to respond to questions posed by both Republicans and Democrats at her hearing.
In an interview last week, Mr. Carper said he believed his effort had played a part in ending Ms. Whites nomination.
Her climate change skepticism wasnt necessarily the problem. Her complete ignorance of environmental science was just too much to overlook. Thats why the Trump administration is tossing us another climate skeptic.
The Trump administration is considering a North Carolina regulator who questions mainstream climate science to be the next White House enviro...
Ive often compared the red/blue divide in our politics to two tectonic plates that are locked together. Every so often, there is some slippage along the fault line that causes a minor political earthquake, but things usually settle back into a stable state. No one can quite predict when The Big One will come, but theres always the potential for a huge shift that will permanently rearrange the divide and leave one party with an insurmountable advantage.
Weve had two presidential elections, in 2000 and 2016, when the party with fewer voters nonetheless won the election due to an advantage in the Electoral College. In Congress, weve seen control switch back and forth during this same period. The one thing that would change everything is if Texas and its 38 Electoral College votes suddenly moved into the Blue column. Without Texas, its inconceivable that a Republican could win the presidency. The Republicans currently enjoy a 27-11 advantage in their congressional delegation, and they hold both U.S. Senate seats. Both of those majorities are key to the Republicans current control of Congress.
Based solely on demographic analyses of Texas, it has looked like the Democrats might be competitive in the presidential election by 2024 and perhaps have an outright advantage by 2028. Those estimates dont take into account the possibility that racial, ethnic or gender groups might change their voting preferences. If whites vote even more heavily Republican or Latinos become more like swing voters, then Texas may remain reliably red for a longer period of time. But if the reverse happens, or if, say, white women move sharply away from the GOP in reaction to school shootings and the #MeToo movement, then Texas could be competitive in 2020.
Early voting for the midterm election primaries started in Texas on Tuesday, and the Dallas Morning News reports that the Democrats are turning out at close to presidential year numbers.
Of the 51,249 Texans who cast ballots Tuesday on the first day of early voting, more than half voted in the Democratic primary.
The total number of voters from the 15 counties with the most people registered is high for a midterm year. In 2016, a presidential election year, 55,931 Texans voted on the first day of early voting for the primary. But in the last midterm election in 2014, only 38,441 Texans voted on the first day.
Even more surprising is the turnout among Democrats. Since the last midterm election, the party saw a 51 percent increase in first-day early voting turnout, while Republicans saw a 16 percent increase.
Some of the individual county numbers are striking...
EPO already lowered the fees (we assume in order to artificially inflate the numbers again)
Up the quality, down the drain bad patents
Summary: The retreat from patent maximalism, as well as the lowered perceived value of patents, may mean that fewer people/companies now pursue patents or bother with litigation (they work on technology instead)
THE EPO saw a decline in the number of patent applications in spite of or because of dilution of patents and harm to the reputation of European Patents (EPs). The USPTO too is said to be expecting this in spite of or because of decline in the perceived value of US patents. Far too many had been granted over the past decade or two, including a lot of software patents which now turn out to be worthless.
As William New put it 4 days ago:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is predicting a slight decline in some patent filings for 2018 and 2019, including through the international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) managed by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Trademarks, meanwhile, will likely see slowing growth.
WIPO still claims some sort of all-time record, hailing China with its low-quality, government-supported patent gold rush.
Does that mean that the US is losing it? Not at all. It just means that the litigation industry is losing it. Its less capable of harassing productive companies with frivolous litigation (at both ends).
To quote Patent Progress (CCIA):...
In their alleged attempt to control the narrative on the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, CNN has been accused of scripting the very testimonies from survivors to propagate their agenda. While CNN denied doing this to Colton Haab yesterday, as TFTP reported, another survivor has come forward with similar claims. Andrew Klein's daughter survived last week's deadly school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. Klein came forward Thursday accusing CNN of attempting to control the narrative in favor of gun control instead of an open uncensored town hall on how such tragedies could be prevented in the future. Klein said a CNN producer told him the day after the shooting the network some have called the "Clinton News Network" of looking for only one type of person to speak out against guns. Klein told FNC's Laura Ingraham the network was looking for survivors and their families who would, "espouse a certain narrative which was taking the tragedy and turning it into a policy debate."
1778 Jos de San Martn, Argentine general and liberator of South America, was born (d. 1850).
1793 George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting as President of the United States.
1797 Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrendered after the Last Invasion of Britain.
1836 Samuel Colt received an American patent for the Colt revolver.
1841 Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter, graphic artist and sculptor, was born (d. 1919).
1845 George Reid, fourth Prime Minister of Australia, was born (d. 1918).
1861 Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher and educator, was born (d. 1925).
1870 Hiram Rhodes Revels becamethe first African American to sit in the U.S. Congress.
1873 Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor, was born (d. 1921).
1890 Dame Myra Hess, English pianist, was born (d. 1965).
1890 Vyacheslav Molotov, Soviet politician, was born (d. 1986).
1901 Zeppo Marx, American actor, was born (d. 1979).
1901 J.P. Morgan incorporated the United States Steel Corporation.
Senator Nancy Schaefer Was Murdered Because
She Fought Against CPS Child Kidnapping
FEBRUARY 23, 2018
Source: STARSHIP EARTH: THE BIG PICTURE
It has become glaringly apparent that not all government officials are corrupt. Some give their lives to do what is right; to educate the public as to the deplorable state of affairs in America. Some, like Congressman Steve Scalise and Rand Paul, escape with their lives barely intact.
Others are outright eliminated. Will they have died in vain? That is up to those who follow; who are exposed to their message and what they do with that information.
Sadly, for some it is meaningless. They dont connect the dots. They dont see the conspiracy. They slumber on.
Those of us who understand the gravity of the situation feel the urgency and struggle to shake the every man awake. We do it every day. Every way. We wrack our brains to figure out how we can make a difference; how we can utter the magic combination of words to create the catalytic messages and images that will jolt the unaware from their reverie.
Occasionally, we strike a chord. We get through. Someone sees the light. They connect the dots and suddenly the big picture looms in front of them, bigger than life, like a drive-in movie screen. They didnt want to see it, but suddenlyit was their time. They chose to accept the reality and it dawned on them like the first sun.
Perhaps they wept. Perhaps they raged. Perhaps they collapsed, exhausted, on the floor. But what is most important is that they understood the reality that none of us wanted to acknowledge. We never wanted it, but we are Human, and Humans cannot tolerate suffering. Humans absorb their own suffering far better than someone elses, but the tolerance has to e...
So many factors are already far past the breaking point, major links in the chain of our current reality are likely to fall soon. Though the collapse of the paradigm we have formerly known is inevitable and near, the collective efforts of the already awakened could still positively alter the composition of what is unfolding. The sooner the sleeping masses are awakened to the converging catastrophes that are closing in, the better our odds of salvaging some semblance of our formerly thriving planet. Sharing credible information from a credible source is the most effective way to break through...
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With local Dutch council elections coming up in The Netherlands next month, the extreme left is ramping up their propaganda war against the right. The mainstream media has been making their job so much easier with articles quoting the anti-fascist, anti-Assad and anti-Russia Kafka group, which claims to do research into the far right movement, and by giving the International Socialists the opportunity to proclaim how the bloody Russian October Revolution of 1917 is still a 'source of inspiration' to them. While mainstream politicians are busy making fools of themselves with their anti-Russia propaganda, a new Dutch political party Forum voor Democratie (FvD) that campaigns for reduced immigration and good relations with Russia, is gaining popularity. Unsurprisingly, the leftist Dutch establishment is doing their level best to besmirch the new party's leaders, hoping they can stop the momentum that seems to be building in The Netherlands. In doing so however, they are creating a dangerous political climate for politicians who don't toe the anti-Russia establishment line.
Leslie V: The following is a well informed
piece on all the falsehoods of the Sandy Hook shooting incident. At
43 seconds into it, there is a picture of a young lady who has
appeared in a number of similar incidents. The shooting was
reported in a newspaper a day ahead of time. The lastest shooting
spree in Florida was reported in 2 newspapers, - 2 DAYS AHEAD of
time! I am sickened by what is happening. Please watch the video
and pass on far and wide - the truth must be made known! Thank
Just found this piece of info to go along with the article above: Sandy Hook School was shut down in 2008 due to asbestos contamination. It was used for storage until DHS decided to use it on December 13, 2012 for a two day Capstone drill with Crisis Actors. This event was presented to the public via the Controlled Major Mass Media (News Cartel) as a real mass shooting, when nobody actually died and Adam Lanza, the supposed shooter, never even existed.
A new indictment has accused former Trump aide Paul Manafort of paying some $2 million to European politicians to support a pro-Russian government in Ukraine. The lobbying group was led by a former European chancellor.
US President Donald Trumps former campaign manager Paul Manafort paid a group of unnamed European politicians $2 million (1.6 million) to lobby for a pro-Russian government in Ukraine, according to an indictment filed by US special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday.
The superseding indictment accused Manafort of wiring the money to the politicians collectively called the Habsburg group in 2012 and 2013 to give independent assessments favorable of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovychs government.
The group was meant to act informally and without any visible relationship to the Ukraine government, a memorandum written by Manafort in June 2012 read.
Former chancellor behind the Habsburg group
An unnamed former European chancellor referred to as Foreign Politician A allegedly managed the lobbying group, according to the indictment. Manafort and the Habsburg group lobbied US lawmakers and senior government officials in or around 2013 in a strategy titled SUPER VIP.
The House of Habsburg was an aristocratic family that occupied the throne of the primarily German-speaking Holy Roman Empire for hundreds of years. Chancellors head the governments of Germany and Austria; the post also exists in Switzerland where the chancellor heads an office that supports the Federal Council, which serves as the head of...
February 22, 2018 / Gilad Atzmon GA: Earlier this evening, Youtube deleted The Richie Allen Show channel, one of the best internet program on the net. You may want to ask yourself what is left of our elementary freedom. With Youtube and Google around, the idea of an open society feels like a remote nostalgia YouTube Has Informed 
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