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According to the Symantec 2017 Internet Security Threat Report, the average ransom demand has reached over $1000 in the last year. Therefore, it is critical to take steps to prevent infection and be prepared to restore from backup if prevention fails. A crypto ransomware attack can take hostage not only data stored on a companys individual computers, but also the files on its servers and cloud-based file-sharing systems leading to financial losses, stopping business More
President Donald Trump has inched closer to finalizing his banking regulation team, which he intends to use to undermine the financial system protections adopted under President Barack Obama. On November 30, 2017, Trump nominated Jelena McWilliams to lead the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), which regulates the banking system, most prominently by insuring bank deposits. Since January, she has been chief legal officer at the oddly named Fifth Third Bank. If confirmed by the Senate, McWilliams would succeed Martin Gruenberg, an Obama appointee whose six-year term on the FDIC board does not end until December 2018.
Born July 29, 1973, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia) to Branka and Obrad Obrenic, Jelena Obrenic arrived in the United States on July 29, 1991her eighteenth birthday. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and Mass Communications at the University of California Berkeley in 1999 and a J.D. at the same school in 2002.
McWilliams practiced corporate transaction law in the private sector for not quite five years, specializing in public offerings of debt and equity securities, and mergers and acquisitions. She worked at two large law firms, Morrison & Foerster in Palo Alto, California (September 2002 to April 2005) and Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovell) in Washington, DC (May 2005 to April 2007).
McWilliams deep involvement with the banking industry began in April 2007, when she joined the Federal Reserve Board of Governors as an attorney in the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, where she focused on consumer financial services laws and regulations.
McWilliams left the Federal Reserve in July 2010 to serve as assistant chief counsel for the Republican-led Senate Small Business Committee, where she worked on financial regulations, economic and monetary policy, consumer protection, and related small business issues for Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Richard Shelby (R-Alabama).
While USB drives are ubiquitous for employees across all industries, security policies for these devices are often severely outdated or grossly inadequate for protecting critical enterprise data, according to Apricorn. By failing to effectively monitor USB usage, organizations are leaving themselves vulnerable to data breaches, as well as putting their clients and employees personal information at risk. While nine out of 10 employees rely on USB devices today, only 20 percent of them are utilizing More
A data dump containing over 1.4 billion email addresses and clear text credentials is offered for download in an underground community forum. Whats so special about this data dump? For one, its the largest one to date. This dump aggregates 252 previous breaches, including known credential lists such as Anti Public and Exploit.in, decrypted passwords of known breaches like LinkedIn as well as smaller breaches like Bitcoin and Pastebin sites, 4iQ founder and CTO Julio More
RiskIQ analyzed 120 mobile app stores and more than 2 billion daily scanned resources. In listing and analyzing the app stores hosting the most malicious mobile apps and the most prolific developers of malicious apps, their Q3 mobile threat landscape report documents an increase in blacklisted apps over Q2, as well as the continued issues of imitation and trojan apps in official app stores and the emergence of the massive WireX mobile botnet. Total number More
Both groundwater and surface waters of South Dakota are held in trust by the government for the benefit of the citizens of the state.
The family of a man killed in a pedestrian accident in November gathered to pray and bring awareness to pedestrian safety in North Rapid City.
Several days of heavy rain caused several major rivers, including Enza and Parma, to burst its banks on December 12, 2017, producing widespread flooding in Emilia-Romagna region of northeastern Italy. A critical situation is underway in Emilia-Romagna today, after...... Read more
Ich finde das eine gute Idee. Sollten wir auch machen.
Und noch schlimmer als in Schulen finde ich, wie die Leute sich heutzutage alle mit ihren Gerten praktisch noch ins Bett legen, und dann der blaue Lichtanteil die Schlafmuster zerrttet.
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Behind Turkish Arrest Warrant for Ex CIA Graham Fuller Author: F. William Engdahl Journal-NEO The Office of the Istanbul Prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for two former CIA agents, accusing them of involvement in the failed July 2016 coup attempt against...
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Lets be honest with ourselves. As an independent news organization, its been tough covering the latest developments that have been happening in Las Vegas. Theres been a lot of mass confusion, a lot of speculation, a lot of people making up facts and a lot of people playing the blame game.
News organizations are citing unnamed sources, that supposedly fit the shooter in with their own political confirmation biases. We have been personally calling this out. Trying to give you the facts of the case with the latest developments. We will try again in this video to do it with integrity.
Its going to become a lot more challenging to do. Were getting alarming details from YouTube, who has just announced they will be tweaking their search results, as Las Vegas conspiracy theories rise to the top.
There are a lot of bat poop crazy conspiracy theories that muddy the water with disinformation and propaganda. They make it look like anyone whos asking any critical questions of a major event is just a loony, crazy tinfoil hat wearing insane person. Those people do exist. The reason why this new YouTube policy announcement is frightening is not that it will stop those crazy people but because it will stop anyone asking any critical questions of any significant event in the future.
YouTube announced that it is accelerating the rollout of planned changes to its search engine. On Wednesday night the company began promoting more authoritative sources in search results especially for those about major news events. Who does the YouTube Google Alphabet monopoly view as an authoritative source of news? They wont tell you, but most likely its the establishment voices of mainstream media corporations like CNN, MSNBC, and CNBC.
Its Official: Bitcoin Surpasses Tulip Mania, Is Now The Biggest Bubble In World History from ZeroHedge One month ago, a chart from Convoy Investments went viral for showing that among all of the worlds most famous asset bubbles, bitcoin was...
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Se estiman temperaturas inferiores a -5 grados Celsius con heladas en las montaas de Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potos, Hidalgo, Puebla, Tlaxcala y Estado de Mxico.Regeneracin, 12 de diciembre de 2017.- Un nuevo frente fro ingresar por el noreste de Mxico y su masa de aire se extender este martes sobre el norte, el 
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Worth a read: this APNIC blog entry from Mark Nottingham on the near-term evolution of various Internet protocols. "The newest change on the horizon is DOH DNS over HTTP. A significant amount of research has shown that networks commonly use DNS as a means of imposing policy (whether on behalf of the network operator or a greater authority). Circumventing this kind of control with encryption has been discussed for a while, but it has a disadvantage (at least from some standpoints) it is possible to discriminate it from other traffic; for example, by using its port number to block access. DOH addresses that by piggybacking DNS traffic onto an existing HTTP connection, thereby removing any discriminators."
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this happened at Roy Moore's campaign rally last night:
... on the eve of Tuesdays election, his wife Kayla Moore attempted to shoot down one of the lesser known allegations against her husband.She's being widely mocked in parts of the country where there are more Jews than there are in Alabama.
Fake news would tell you that we dont care for Jews, Kayla Moore said....
One of our attorneys is a Jew, she continued, pausing for cheers and laughter from the crowd.
We have very close friends that are Jewish, and rabbis, we also do fellowship with them.
Speaker at Moore event says he accidentally went with Moore to a brothel with child prostitutesAnd prior to that, there was this:
... One of the introductory speakers was Bill Staehle, who said he served with Moore in Vietnam. Staehle told the story of a night he spent with Moore and a third man, who he did not name. According to Staehle it was the third mans last night in Vietnam and the man invited them to a private club in the city to celebrate with a couple of beers. ...
Staehle said that, when he and Moore arrived, they soon realized the man had taken them to a brothel...
There were certainly pretty girls. And they were girls. They were young. Some were very young, Staehle acknowledged. But according to Staehle, Moore was shocked by what he saw. We shouldnt be here, Im leaving, Moore said, according to Staehle.
... Staehle and Moore took [the third man's] Jeep and left him there all night with sex workers, who they agreed were underage....
Staehle viewed this story as a triumphant example of Moores sterling moral character. Although Staehle hasnt seen Moore in 45 years, he said, Hes the same guy....Hes honorable. Hes disciplined. Morally straight. Highly principled.
A pro-Trump group arranged this week to have a 12-year-old girl interview Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, whose special election campaign is entering its final 24 hours.
Millie March went viral at the Conservative Party Action Conference (CPAC) in February, where she offered a full-throttle defense of President Trumps legislative agenda. Since then, she has become a darling of the right-wing, being interviewed by...
Gustave Courbet Seascape 1874 Bitcoin Doesnt Exist was written exclusively for the Automatic Earth by Dr. D and first published as a five-part series there. The Full Story combines these five parts. Given the length and the amount of information, we suggest you might want to save or bookmark it. And you can
This guy is the King of the Dodge Via Daily Caller: Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Monday night reportedly postponed an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee that was scheduled for Tuesday. The abrupt cancellation occurred following a report by Fox News that raised new questions about connections between the Justice Department and Fusion 
A los 36 aos del encarcelamiento de Mumia Abu-Jamal, sus amigas y amigos en Mxico exigimos su libertad afuera de la embajada del pas ampliamente reconocido como lder mundial en guerras, prisiones y violencia policiaca. El acto con canto y palabra se llev a cabo en solidaridad con su familia y amigos en Filadelfia quienes se manifestaron el mismo da contra los continuos esfuerzos del Estado para asesinarlo de una manera u otra.
Quin es Mumia? En sus propias palabras, un hombre negro libre que vive en cautiverio. Tambin pensador, periodista, activista y escritor. Uno de los presos polticos mejor conocidos del mundo.
Las y los artistas que reclamaron su libertad eran Batallones Femeninos, ARH Al Intifadah, Van-T, Chino Rastrillos y los Rebblicos, MC Xozulu, Luz Contreras, Gamaika Rashida, Betn Valerio, Filosoflow, y Eva Palma, quien afirm que su compaero de vida no muri cuando el gobierno de Pea Nieto lo asesin, sino que KuyKendall vive! Tambin participaron Lourdes Meja con una denuncia sobre el asesinato de su hijo Carlos Sinuh, y Doa Fili, quien habl de las luchas actuales en el pas y present una hermosa ofrenda en honor a Mumia.
Dimos la bienvenida a la Sexta con Palestina para denunciar la ms reciente declaracin de Trump que pretende robar Jerusaln de los palestinos y a la vez acelerar enormemente la prdida de sus vidas y tierras. Lxs compas tambin ayudaron a recolectar firmas en apoyo a la no-candidata Marichuy.
El gobierno de Estados Unidos dice que no hay presos polticos en su pas, pero el caso de Mumia es emblemtico de los de un sinnmero de personas encerradas por luchar para hacer cambios en el mundo. l era Pantera Negra en los aos 60, y despus, simpatizante de la Organizacin MOVE y periodista que siempre desafiaba el poder. Por eso, cuando un polica blanco fue asesinado en Filadelfia el 9 de diciembre de 1981, Mumia fue incriminado de su muerte por la Polica bajo la direccin de Alfonzo Giordano y enjuiciado en un proceso lleno de atropellos por la Fiscala de Filadelfia bajo Ron Castille. Ellos contaron con la colaboracin del juez William Yohn, quien dijo el primer da de su juicio, Yo les voy a ayudar a frer el nigger. Mumia fue condenado a muerte el 3 de julio de 1982.
En el acto tambin reclamamo...
Invariably when we write about living on Mars, some ask why not go to the Moon instead? Its much closer and has a generous selection of minerals. But its lack of an atmosphere adds to or exacerbates the problems wed experience on Mars. Here, therefore, is a fun thought experiment about that age-old dream of living on the Moon.
The Moon has even less radiation protection than Mars, having practically no atmosphere. The lack of atmosphere also means that more micrometeorites make it to ground level. One way to handle these issues is to bury structures under meters of lunar regolith loose soil. Another is to build the structures in lava tubes.
A lava tube is a tunnel created by lava. As the lava flows, the outer crust cools, forming a tube for more lava to flow through. After the lava has been exhausted, a tunnel is left behind. Visual evidence on the Moon can be a long bulge, sometimes punctuated by holes where the...
The author writes, It took a succession of high-profile scandals before Americans truly woke up to the plague of sexual harassment and assault. How long will it take before the public concludes that they have had enough of wars that dont work? Heres hoping its before our president, in a moment of ill temper, unleashes fire and fury on the world.
At least according to this NYT piece. Russias election is coming up quick, and it could be Putins last. Thus Putin is looking for ways to solidify power, but thats becoming increasingly hard to do in a country that sees his possible expiration date. Perhaps Russias ruler isnt as powerful as the West thinks he is.
Winning researchers were selected from Princeton, Stanford, Harvard, and other US universities in response to Trumps June pullout from the 2015 Paris climate accord.
Nicholas Thompson talks to the New Yorker about the FCCs impending vote on net neutrality, and what it means for the future of the internet.
VALPARAISO, Indiana A former Hammond and Gary police officer accused of murdering the mother of his children will face a jury beginning Jan. 9. Kevin Campbell, 33, was brought
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Poland has been pushing toward the purchase of a medium-range air-and-missile defense system for many years, settling on an unprecedented configuration of the Patriot system, but was surprised by the high price tag presented when the U.S. State Department cleared the sale of half of the Patriots Poland plans to buy. According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, when it notified Congress last month of the potential sale, the deal could cost the country $10.5 billion for four systems - that is roughly 37 billion zloties - which already exceeds by 7 billion zloties what Poland has said it would spend on the entire program. The DSCA announcement only marks the progress in the first phase of the acquisition. Poland would like to see a second round of Patriot systems with a 360-degree detection capability and the first four retrofitted with the new radar in a subsequent deal. Comment: Poland's Patriot missile system purchase is a paid bribe to America
Ghanaian entrepreneur Mabel Suglo co-founded the Eco Shoes Project at 21-years of age. The initiative assists artisans with disabilities to create marketable shoes from used tyres and recycled cloth.
Using waste materials, Suglo has been able to make unique shoes and bags that also empower her employees. The idea behind Eco Shoes Project started from Suglos need to make shoes...
In 2010, I completed my second degree in Environmental Science and hopelessly looking for a full time job. Fortunately for me, and unfortunately for the planet, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened. A hydrogeology professor put me in touch with a colleague that worked for a company hired by BP to perform a Natural Resources Damage Assessment. Next to no interview was necessary they were basically looking for warm bodies.
I worked two and a half weeks on, and two and a half weeks off for 3 months. Each cycle began with my arrival to New Orleans. I would then rent a car and drive an hour west to the de facto command center. There were hundreds (maybe thousands?) of people everywhere representing dozens of different entities, a hive of activity buzzing 24/7. Once I received my gear and list of tasks, I headed out to the hotel, guest house, or bed and breakfast owned by an old racist  that was booked by the companys logistics team. The following days would send me all over south central Louisiana, and Lake Pontchartrain looking for oil and taking various samples (water, oil, vegetation, beach sediment, etc.) at predetermined locations.
The days were long, usually 14-18 hours. The heat was unconscionable to a northerner such as myself. I ate greasy, unhealthy food, and decided to stop being vegetarian due to the lack of options, fatigue and a general fuck it attitude. And there was loneliness. Im not a phone person in the best of circumstances, and this being my primary means of communication with my wife put a strain on the marriage.
All the while, I was obsessing over how long the job would last, how to find a full-time job back home, and what the hell I was going to do if I didnt find one. In retrospect, it wouldve been a great situation if I were younger and single. But edging closer to 30, it was not something I was able to deal with psychologically and emotionally.
The boat captains and crew (usually charter fishermen) that I worked with were understandably not happy. While they were compensated by BP in the short term, there was considerable apprehension as to what the future would hold. What would the oil to do the resources they depend on? Would tourists, their source of income, still come? How long until they get to stop driving in circles in the service of remediation and monitoring of a tragedy they had no part in creating? It made my personal anxiety seem cheap by comparison.
On the other hand, I knew the Gulf was big, but seeing it first-hand was awe-inspiring. Flying around on fishing boats, seeing dolphins leaping and pelicans diving, one could easily forget the catastrophe that led to my being there in the first place. Once I got over being seasick, it was pretty cool.
During my time, I have to say I didnt see very...
NRA & Republicans Pushing Bill to Make it Easier for Feds to Disarm Citizens by Matt Agorist The Free Thought Project The NRA is pushing a bill through Washington with near-unanimous support from the right that allows the feds...
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Via commenter Old Timer, Northern Brazil under State of Emergency over Mass Immigration of Venezuelans The regional government of northern Roraima in Brazil has declared a state of emergency following the mass immigration of Venezuelans fleeing their countrys crisis over the past months. . . . The mass exodus of Venezuelans has created serious difficulties for the teams in charge of 
JERUSALEM (Reuters) Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israels capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehems Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
It was a timely reminder that while headlines focused on Islamist calls for uprisings and Trumps references to Jewish historical ties, the presidents words also stirred deep feelings among the Palestinians small Christian community.
Coming out of the Sunday service in his Assyrian Catholic church in Jerusalem, Fredrick Hazo accused Trump of dragging all the world into trouble, and called on the U.S. leader to reverse his decision.
We are united Christians, Muslims, we are one, said the 59-year-old Palestinian musician, standing in an alley in the heart of the Old City, surrounded by shops selling religious trinkets.
He was frustrated by the politics, but confident the delicate balance the three faiths kept in the holy city would prevail. In this sacred place, God is protecting us all. We are guarded by his angels in Jerusalem, Hazo added.
Christians make up around just one percent of the Palestinian population in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem though they punch above their weight in local and national politics.
Back in July, Hazo protested alongside Muslims against Israels installation of security scanners at the nearby al-Aqsa mosque Islams third holiest site after two Arab-Israeli gunmen shot dead two Israeli police officers at the site.
It removed the metal detectors after days of bloody clashes, scenes that have not been repeated in the city since Trumps declaration.
The appeals to religious unity inside Jerusalems walls stand in contrast to the more divided voices outside.
In the hours running up to Trumps statement, Pope Francis called for the status quo in the city to be respected. The Episcopal Church of the United States said Trumps announcement could have profound rami...
The liberal media has thrown every piece of trash they could find at Christian Judge Roy Moore this campaign season. Several accusers stepped forward after nearly 40 years to accuse the Republican candidate of despicable acts back in the 1970s. Several of the accusations have since been debunked and ignored by the liberal media.
Make no mistake about it Todays vote is the liberal elites and their media versus the people.
Meanwhile President Donald Trump posted one last tweet to remind Alabama voters of Doug Joness liberal platform.
The people of Alabama will do the right thing. Doug Jones is Pro-Abortion, weak on Crime, Military and Illegal Immigration, Bad for Gun Owners and Veterans and against the WALL. Jones is a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet. Roy Moore will always vote with us. VOTE ROY MOORE!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Via: Guardian: In a region famed for its foodie culture, where the well-heeled can dine on gold-flecked steaks, $500 tasting menus and $29 loaves of bread, hunger is alarmingly widespread, according to a new study shared exclusively with the Guardian. One in four people in Silicon Valley are at risk of hunger, researchers at the 
El marco normativo de la Ley de Seguridad Interior, que regula la funcin de las fuerzas armadas en labores de seguridad pblica y seguridad interior, preocupa a diversas organizaciones y a buena parte de la sociedad civil. Estimo que esa inquietud es plenamente justificada.
La seguridad interior del Estado, es definida por el Diccionario Militar de Cabanellas de Torres como la situacin y sistema poltico que manifiesta la realidad o el propsito de un orden nacional en que los poderes pblicos son respetados como instituciones y en las personas que los encarnan, con la adecuada defensa del rgimen, de los derechos ciudadanos, de la paz y la tranquilidad pblica por parte de las autoridades.
El concepto de seguridad interior involucra el concepto de tranquilidad y paz pblica. El tribunal constitucional estableci que la seguridad interior de la Repblica es un bien jurdico tutelado en fenmenos tales como la rebelin.
El Cdigo Penal Federal, contempla a la traicin a la patria, el espionaje, la sedicin, el motn, la rebelin, el terrorismo, el sabotaje y a la conspiracin como delitos contra la seguridad de la nacin; mientras que los delitos de evasin de presos, quebrantamiento de sanciones, portacin de armas prohibidas y asociaciones delictuosas, son considerados como delitos contra la seguridad pblica. De esta manera, cuestiones de seguridad pblica y de seguridad interior, se estiman competencia de autoridades civiles, en cuanto a su persecucin y sancin.
Por otro lado, el trmino seguridad exterior del Estado hace referencia, segn el Diccionario Militar de Cabanellas de Torres, a la situacin de potencia nacional y equilibrio internacional, que garantiza a cada pas la integridad de su territorio y el ejercicio de sus derechos, en plano de igualdad con la Comunidad de Naciones.
Las acciones de disidencia, oposicin o reivindicacin son asuntos estrictamente de carcter poltico interno, cuando stas se dan dentro de los mrgenes de los derechos que otorga la ley a los ciudadanos y a las organizaciones sociales.
El hito que marca el involucramiento formal de las fuerzas armadas en labores de seguridad pblica, tiene su origen en la expe...
By Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge | December 12, 2107 An ex-spy chief who spoke out publicly against Trump while inspiring other career intelligence figures to follow suit has admitted his leading role in the intelligence community waging political war against the president, describing his actions as something he didnt fully think through. In a 
To do its part to save the environment, Toyota Motor North America pans on building a power plant that captures methane gas from dairy cattle waste, then turns it into water, electricity and hydrogen.
The news was announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Reportedly, the Tri-Gen Project, located at the Port of Long Beach, California, will be the worlds first commercial-scale 100 percent renewable power and hydrogen generation plant.
When it goes online in 2020, the Tri-Gen will be able to produce enough energy to meet the daily driving needs of close to 1,500 vehicles, about 2.35 megawatts of electricity, and 1.2 tons of hydrogen each day, says Toyota. The hydrogen fueling station will also support the auto manufacturers operations at the port.
As the ...
Like the BBC News website, BBC World Service radio produced a considerable amount of coverage concerning the US presidents December 6th announcement concerning Jerusalem and the US embassy in Israel even before that announcement had been made.
One of the many items broadcast to listeners around the world during that run-up time is of particular interest because it was presented to audiences as an academic account of Jerusalems history and therefore by implication, both accurate and impartial.
Time to pay the piper. Via The College Fix: Student protesters at Reed College engaged in an aggressive occupation of administrative offices at the school are now facing punishment for their 48-day sit-in and have turned to former NFL player Colin Kaepernick in a plea for help. I am writing to you because the black 
GOODYEAR, AZ A former Phoenix police detective and his wife are now facing child abuse and murder charges. A grand jury just indicted Germayne and Lisa Cunningham in connection
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El legado de reformas estructurales de Enrique Pea Nieto debe continuar, asegur Jos ngel Gurra, secretario general de la Organizacin para la Cooperacin y el Desarrollo Econmicos (OCDE).Regeneracin, 12 de diciembre de 2017.- Esto lo declar durante un evento en el que el mandatario mexicano fue recibido en la sede del organismo, donde ofreci una 
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La muestra de solidaridad se realiz como reaccin a la declaracin unilateral del presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, de reconocer a Jerusaln como la capital de Israel y al fuerte proceso de convulsin social que protagoniza el pueblo hondureo tras las elecciones del 26 de noviembre, de la cual denuncian fraude electoral por la manipulacin del proceso que dio como vencedor al candidato del Partido Nacional, Juan Orlando Hernndez (JOH).
Las y los manifestantes se reunieron en Plaza Tribunales de Concepcin, lugar en el cual brindaron su apoyo a los pueblos palestino y hondureo, gritando consignas junto a representantes de la comunidad palestina en Chile, por el intervencionismo norteamericano en dichos territorios.
Jerusaln fue ocupada de manera ilegal por el Estado de Israel tras la guerra de los seis das. En 1980 se cre la Ley de Jerusaln, mediante la cual el Estado sionista pretendi anexarse la ciudad completa como capital, lo que ha sido considerado como una manera de continuar con su brutal poltica de aduearse de territorio palestino y una clara muestra de su desinters por la paz. Jerusaln es considerada por el mundo rabe como la capital de Palestina. La tibia respuesta en la dcada de los 80 de la comunidad internacional -la que ha sido nula o incluso cmplice de la limpieza tnica de palestina protagonizada por el Estado israelita- fue trasladar sus embajadas a Tel-Aviv.
Las declaraciones de Trump han desatado distintas protestas a nivel mundial en defensa de la calidad de Jerusaln como capital del pueblo invadido por el Estado israelita. Las que adems suman el rechazo internacional declarando a la decisin de Washington como violatoria del Derecho Internacional por parte del Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas.
En Honduras, el candidato a reeleccin del Partido Nacional fue dado por ganador de los comicios del 26 de noviembre en un cuestionado proceso electoral que tena en un comienzo una considerable ventaja al candidato opositor Salvador Nasralla. En multitudinarias protestas el pueblo hondureo alega fraude electoral al distinguir diversas irregularidades en el proceso, entre ellas, la tarda entrega de resultados que incluy una supuesta falla informtica, faltaban sellos que registraran a los votantes en los locales electorales, el material electoral no se entreg completo, menores de edad figuraban en el padrn electoral, as como fallecidos o personas que ejercan dos veces el sufragio o personas que aparecan registradas sin haberlo ejercido.
JOH es representante del sector que protagoniz el golpe de Estado contra el gobierno del Manuel Zelaya en 2009 y ha sido...
Under the guise of fighting crime, Jeff Sessions, the nations top law enforcement official, gave police the green light to rob, pilfer, steal, thieve, swipe, purloin, filch and liberate American taxpayers of even more of their hard-earned valuables (especially if it happens to be significant amounts of cash) using any means, fair or foul. In this case, the foul method favored by Sessions & Co. is civil asset forfeiture, which allows police and prosecutors to seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgetsall without so much as charging you with a crime. Under a federal equitable sharing program, police turn asset forfeiture cases over to federal agents who process seizures and then return 80% of the proceeds to the police. (In Michigan, police actually get to keep up to 100% of forfeited property.) This incentive-driven excuse for stealing from the citizenry is more accurately referred to as policing for profit or theft by cop.
Hackers always first go for the weakest link to quickly gain access to your online accounts. Online users habit of reusing the same password across multiple services gives hackers opportunity to use the credentials gathered from a data breach to break into their other online accounts. Researchers from security firm 4iQ have now discovered a new collective database on the dark web (released
While PVC (polyvinyl chloride), a petroleum-derived product, is not good for the environment, we cant help but applaud this couples innovative Christmas tree alternative. Rather than buy an artificial tree or cut down a real one, they made a tree with PVC pipe, an old bucket and a recycled tire.
The husband-and-wife duo wrote on Bored Panda:
My husband and I make an unconventional tree every December. This year we used an old tire painted white and cut up 40 ft of PVC pipe to create the tree shape.
A plastic bucket from Home Depot was thrown in to add another large circular shape. After securing each piece with hot glue we used gold painted accents, ornaments, and fairy lights for decorations. Enjoy!
Following are photos of the unique tree:
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Christmas is without a doubt the most memorable season of the year. It is the time that differences are laid aside and the mood seems to go up a notch in the positive direction. It has come to represent a time of love and sharing but traditionally it celebrates the birth of, unarguably, the most 
Guest rebuttal by David Middleton Q. Why did climate scientists emit 30,000 tonnes of C02 this weekend? A. To get to New Orleans to attend the AGUs Fall Meeting. From the No-fly-climate-science Guy This weekend, 25,000 Earth, Sun, and planetary scientists from across the US and abroad flew to New Orleans for the annual American
The New York Times has reported that President Donald J. Trump has followed through on his campaign pledge to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In Gaza, Palestinians burned pictures of President Trump, the Israeli and American flags, on Dec. 6, 2017. Trump stated that acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was the right 
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Human beings are easily fooled, but dogs know! See Dogs are better at spotting liars than Obama supporters. Security dogs are specialist, trained canines. From K9 Centre Dog Trainers: Training dogs for security patrol is generally the same as a personal protection Continue reading
Fed Will Need Until 2033 to Reduce Balance Sheet to Levels Before Financial Crisis! Video The Money GPS Video Source
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CNN Mounts New Attack On President Trump
Now that CNNs fake news story of Russiagate has collapsed, this morning CNN is demanding Trumps resignation as President on the basis of sexual harassment charges. The charges are suspect. Billionaires do not need to sexually harass women. Women are abundantly available to them.
Mud-slinging is all American politics is about. How about a hearing for real issues, such as war, collapsing middle class, environmental destruction? Why does CNN want to get rid of a president who wants to reduce the chance of nuclear war by normalizing relations with Russia and who wants to bring offshored jobs back to Americans?
In whose pay is CNN? Why does CNN harass Americans with fake news?
Politifact delivered a pants on fire slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has become Americas secret police. The FBI has legions of new champions nowadays among liberals and Democrats who hope that its probes will end Donald Trumps presidency. This is a stunning reversal that may have J. Edgar Hoover spinning in his grave.
In order to boost the credibility of the FBIs investigations of the Trump team, much of the media is whitewashing the bureaus entire history. But the FBI has been out of control almost since its birth.
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Due to indoctrination, society tends to look down on those who are tasked with the least appealing jobs. Garbage men/women and janitors, for example, may have unglamorous jobs, but their service is very, very important. It is because of this that they deserve just as much respect as doctors and physicians. Co-workers of a man named Floyd Green understand this, which is why they gifted him a special surprise after his beloved dog died.
Little Things reports that for over three decades, Green has worked as a custodial worker for a bank in Howard County, Texas. In his time there, hes made many friends.
Recently, the janitors dog died of old age. To give back to Green the way hes given to the bank all these years, his co-workers pitched in to help him get a new Yorkshire terrier puppy. In the video below, the good-natured employees surprise him with the pup.
What is it? Floyd asks, after they tell him to look into the box. Clearly, he has no idea hes in for a surprise.
Upon opening the box, he quickly closes it in surprise. Thats when he asks who the puppy is for. In elation, the group of staff workers say the dog is for him.
Retail investors, mostly in Asia, are pushing the price of bitcoin to new heights
Unlike past financial frenzies such as the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, individual investors have been first to the party, fueling bitcoins 1,600% rise this year.
It was a critical piece of evidence: an inmates shirt, bloodied from a jailhouse brawl. When it went missing, Deputy Jose Ovalle had an idea. He picked out a similar
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Via: McClatchy: Hundreds of thousands of miles of fiber-optic cable lay on the ocean floors, a crucial part of the global internets backbone, and only rarely do ship anchors, undersea landslides or saboteurs disrupt them. Still, a few voices now call for stronger global mechanisms and even military action to protect the cables against future 
Guest post by Joe Hoft
The MSM doesnt just report bogus news, it has become the biggest player in the destruction of America!
Recently Lou Dobbs and former UN Ambassador John Bolton discussed the latest developments in the Mueller witch hunt and Barack Obamas latest tour across Asia to attack sitting President Trump.
Ambassador Bolton: They are trying to prove the administration is illegitimate.
Lou Dobbs: Thats what you can see.
Ambassador Bolton: They are the ones who are illegitimate The Wall Street Journal says this is the first coup dtat in American History. Its a mini coup dtat but it goes right along with the idea that they should have won the election. And one recalls the famous scene in the debate where during the debates where, I believe it was Chris Wallace, who asked both candidates if you lose will you accept the result
Now after nearly a year of Trumps Presidency, the FBI and the DOJ are in shambles.
There is no public trust in these storied institutions and certainly no trust in the Mueller investigation that is filled with former Obama and Clinton FBI and DOJ lackeys.
The US cannot survive with these two institutions so badly corrupted! And yet, the MSM is totally ignoring this major scandal.
An ex-spy chief who spoke out publicly against Trump while inspiring other career intelligence figures to follow suit has admitted his leading role in the intelligence community waging political war against the president, describing his actions as something he didnt fully think through. In a surprisingly frank interview, the CIAs Michael Morell who was longtime Deputy Director and former Acting Director of the nations most powerful intelligence agency said that it wasnt a great idea to leak against and bash a new president.
Morell had the dubious distinction of being George W. Bushs personal daily briefer for the agency before and after 9/11, and also served under Obama until his retirement. In the summer of 2016 he took the unusual step (for a former intelligence chief) of openly endorsing Hillary Clinton in a New York Times op-ed entitled, I Ran the C.I.A. Now Im Endorsing Hillary Clinton, after which he continued to be both an outspoken critic of Trump and an early CIA voice promoting the Russian collusion and election meddling narrative.
Acting director of the CIA Michael Morell with
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
in 2013. Image source: Wiki Commons, DoD
As Politicos Susan Glasser put in a newly published interview, Morell has emerged out of the shadows of the deep state to become one of Trumps foremost critics speaking within the intel community. However, Politico summarizes the interview as follows:
But in a revealingly self-critical and at times surprising interview for this weeks Global POLITICO, Morell acknowledges that he and other spy-world critics of the president failed to fully think through the negative backlash generated by their going political. There was a significant downside, Morell said in the interview.
Not only had Morell during his previous NYT op-ed stated that he was committed to doing everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president but he went so far as to call then candidate Trump a threat to our national security while making the extraordin...
Voter fraud is no longer a myth. Via WTVM: Two special elections are on the table for voters in East Alabama. In Phenix City, the community will decide who wins the runoff for a seat on city council, but the Russell County NAACP wants city officials to address recent voter fraud allegations before next weeks 
MOSCOW (Reuters) Russia will keep a naval and an air base in Syria capable of carrying out strikes against terrorists if required after a partial military pull-out announced by President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
Putin on Monday ordered a significant part of Moscows military contingent to start pulling out of Syria, declaring their work largely done.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, 2nd left, and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, chat with Russian military pilots at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin, who polls show will be re-elected comfortably in March, made the announcement during a surprise visit to the Russian Hmeymim air base, where he met President Bashar al-Assad and addressed Russian forces.
Thanks to the fact that the operation to save Syria and the liberation of Syrian land from terrorists have been completed, there is no longer a need for broad-scale combat strength, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
But he added that Russia will keep the Hmeymim air base in Syrias Latakia Province and its naval facility in the port of Tartous.
The President stressed that the terrorists might try to walk tall again in Syria. If that happens, crushing blows will be carried out, Peskov said.
Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Jack Stubbs and Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Richard Balmforth
Major websites and social media platforms are teaming up for an "epic" online demonstration to show what the web would look like without net neutrality In addition to making their voices heard in the streets, net neutrality defenders have planned a massive online demonstration this week ahead of the FCC's scheduled vote on chairman Ajit Pai's deeply unpopular plan to kill the open internet, which critics have denounced as "naked corporatism." Slated to begin Tuesday-and continue through to the scheduled vote by the Republican-controlled FCC on Thursday-the "Break the Internet" protest is aimed at showing "the world what the web will look like without net neutrality." The demonstrations will vary widely, depending on the platform. "Facebook and LinkedIn users will 'break' their profiles by changing their relationship status to 'Married' (to net neutrality) or adding a new 'job' of 'Defending Net Neutrality,'" Fight for the Future noted in a press release on Monday. "Websites and apps will participate by doing something to 'break' their platform and encourage their users to contact Congress." Many major websites have been working in conjunction with activists to drive calls to Congress since the day Pai unveiled his plan to eliminate net neutrality rules just before Thanksgiving. According to Battle for the Net, over 833,000 calls have been made since November 21.
Researchers from the University of Washington have created a variety of 3D-printed plastic objects that can collect data and communicate to the Wi-Fi connected devices without electronics, turning ordinary household items into IoT-connected systems.
The method used by the researchers to enable 3D-printed Wi-Fi is called Wi-Fi backscatter, which basically depends on electronic components to reflect or absorb radio signals from a Wi-Fi router.
Our goal was to create something that just comes out of your 3D printer at home and can send useful information to other devices, says Vikram Iyer, co-lead author of the research paper and UW electrical engineering doctoral student. But the big challenge is how do you communicate wirelessly with Wi-Fi using only plastic? Thats something that no one has been able to do before.
The research has yet to be peer-reviewed but you can read the paper here. The team presented its work at the Association for Computing Machinerys SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia on November 30.
The researchers substituted the electrical components with printable springs, gears and switches using plastic, while the antennae in these 3D printed items are made of a plastic-copper conductive printing filament and embedded into the 3D printed object. Then, by using the backscatter techniques and antenna, the data was transmitted by reflecting radio signals emitted by a Wi-Fi router or other electronic device.
In other words, while the plastic devices dont transmit any information, they do contain changeable patterns that hold embedded information and which a wireless electronic device like a Wi-Fi router can read.
The researchers can convert non-electrical items into useful Wi-Fi-connected tools. For instance, an attachment for laundry detergent that can detect when you are running out of soap, or a battery-free slider that controls music volume, or a water sensor that sends a notification on your smartphone when there is a leak, or a button that automatically places an online order for food.
Heres more information from the paper:
This paper asks the following question: can objects made of plastic materials be connected to smartphones and other Wi-Fi devices, without the need for batteries or electronics? A positive answer would enable a rich ecosystem of talking objects 3D printed with commodity plastic filaments that have the ability to sense and interact with their surrou...
A Russian-Turkish deal on Moscow supplying Ankara with its S-400 air defense systems will be finalized this week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said following his meeting with the Russian president in Ankara. Russian and Turkish officials will be meeting to seal the deal, Erdogan told the media in the Turkish capital where he held talks with President Vladimir Putin Monday. The Russian leader also confirmed that "perspectives for wider military and technical cooperation" were discussed during the bilateral negotiations. Putin said they had an "open and constructive conversation,"adding that further steps to enhance trade and economic ties had been explored.
Fermented meat does not have the sound of mmmm to it, but we learn something new each day:
AFP/File | Marine Le Pen leads the FN, which is accused of illegally claiming millions of euros from the European Parliament in funds earmarked for parliamentary assistants, to pay France-based staff instead
The FN is accused of illegally claiming millions of euros from the European Parliament in funds earmarked for parliamentary assistants, to pay France-based staff instead.
In a statement Tuesday the party said it would prove that it did not embezzle a penny.
Le Pen, who was beaten by Emmanuel Macron in Mays presidential election run-off, has also denied the charges.
She is one of 17 FN lawmakers along with her estranged father Jean-Marie Le Pen and her partner, FN vice-president Louis Aliot being investigated over salaries paid to around 40 parliamentary assistants.
The affair first made headlines during the election but took a back seat to the scandal ensnaring Le Pens conservative rival Francois Fillon.
Fillon, the one-time favourite, crashed out of the election at the first round after it emerged that his wife was paid nearly 700,000 euros for a suspected fake job as a French parliamentary assistant.
Gold and Rising Interest Rates: Selling the Rumor, Buying the Fact from Schiff Gold The Federal Reserve is widely expected to nudge interest rates up again this week. Most analysts agree that the specter of a rate hike is one...
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Solidarity demonstration in Hannover against G20 repression.
Police raided more than 20 apartments, collectives, and projects around Germany in the early hours of December 5 in a new wave of repression following their unsuccessful attempts to brutally suppress demonstrations against the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg. The Soko Schwarzer Block, the special police commission called black bloc that was formed after the G20, officially announced that the searches pertained to an incident during the G20 at Rondenbarg trailer parkin which the police trapped and attacked a crowd, injuring many people. Solidarity actions and demonstrations responding to the raids took place immediately in Hannover, Stuttgart, Freiburg, Hamburg, Flensburg, Gttingen, and Berlin.
A demonstration immediately responding to the raids in Gttingen.
Fabio, a person who spent four months in prison, became a symbol of the scandalous lies that the authorities have been spreading about the police attack at Rondenbarg. During the attack, police kicked 14 people down a fence, screaming Thats your breakfast, antifa swine! All of them sustained serious injuries, including broken bones. Since the police video was published by a TV station, we can all compare the different versions. History is made by those in power and what we witness right now is the fabrication of truth. The truth that the police and the judges are trying to promote is not compatible with the experiences that thousands of people share of being charged without provocation, brutally beaten up, water-cannoned, and pepper-sprayed during the summit.
The official charge is Landfriedensbruch, breach of the public peace. But even according to the police spokesperson, the searches were not carried out to find evidence to use against people participating in the demonstration. The searches were officially made to find out more about the structure of the protests and the organizers of the riots. In other words, the explicit goal of the police is to suppress dissent via violence and ongoing intimidation.
The intention of the police is to frame the people they attacked as rioters. But they also raided the apartments o......
Taking Back Our Sovereignty And Hacking At the Root of TriEvil by Rory The Daily Coin This open letter needs to be shared with as many people as possible. We are hoping to get publication on some of the...
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State-by-state differences in house price appreciation click for interactive map View on GeoFRED While we await the FOMCs next interest decision, have a look at the the map above: It shows how the broad variations in housing appreciation . over time. New York and California stand out, reflecting the higher paying jobs and higher
This is a guest post by Kid Strangelove. Kid originally published this article at his own blog on August 3, 2010, but he deleted the site a while ago so he could focus on other projects. He asked me if Id be willing to re-post some of his articles on my blog and I said yes.
Facebook has a funny way of connecting people. After adding Neil Strauss as a Facebook friend months after reading his infamous book The Game, I began receiving lots of random friend requests from other wannabe PUAs around the world. Yes, there are plenty. Just search Facebook for the last name PUA: you wont be disappointed. It wasnt long before I got my first invite to a PUA lair event in NYC. With my game a bit stagnant and my curiosity piqued, I decided to check it out. I figured I might learn something new. What followed was a little shocking.
First off, the meeting space was in a dance and acting rehearsal center, and the first thing I saw when I walked in were dancers of all ages. Was I in the wrong place? Nope, there it was: the familiar look of peacocking, in full presence. I had never really seen intense peacocking til that day, thinking that the infamous Mystery and Neil Strauss pic was just a tall tale.
The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress are hoping to make the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and executive actions to target recipients of food stamps, Medicaid and housing benefits.
The White House is quietly preparing a sweeping executive order that would mandate a top-to-bottom review of the federal programs on which millions of poor Americans rely. And GOP lawmakers are in the early stages of crafting legislation that could make it m...
Ahead of the Vulkan 1.0 debut nearly two years ago, we heard that for AMD's Vulkan Linux driver it was initially going to be closed-source and would then be open-sourced once ready. At the time it sounded like something that would be opened up six months or so, but finally that milestone is being reached! Ahead of Christmas, AMD is publishing the source code to their official Vulkan Linux driver.
There's more Radeon Linux excitement today beyond AMD finally open-sourcing their Vulkan driver. Coming out today is the AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 driver that bundles in the open-source RADV and RadeonSI drivers too, in letting you "mix and match" the driver components you want for your system.
Putin's withdrawal announcement does not spell the end of Russian involvement in Syria or signal the end of the war in Syria President Putin's brief stop-over visit to Russia's Khmeimim air base in Syria is in danger of being over-analysed. At a time when President Putin is undertaking a tour of the Middle East it would have been politically speaking extremely unwise for him not to have made a stop-over to meet the Russian troops at the Khmeimim air base whom Putin himself sent to Syria. A failure to do so might have conveyed the impression that Putin takes these troops for granted, an impression which Putin is far too good a politician to want to give.
The tax will reduce cow flatulence. Via The Guardian: Sin taxes on meat to reduce its huge impact on climate change and human health look inevitable, according to analysts for investors managing more than $4tn of assets. The global livestock industry causes 15% of all global greenhouse gas emissions and meat consumption is rising around 
Cinemas will open to the public in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia in 2018, the kingdom's culture ministry has announced. The lifting of the ban follows several other steps by the Saudi Crown Prince touted as liberalization of the country. "As the industry regulator, the General Commission for Audiovisual Media has started the process for licensing cinemas in the Kingdom," Minister of Culture and Information, Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad, said in a statement on Monday. "We expect the first cinemas to open in March 2018," he added as cited by Reuters.
A jury on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served. The same jurors in Hidalgo County in South Texas found John Bernard Feit guilty of murder Thursday night. Prosecutors asked jurors Friday for a 57-year prison term - one year for each year he had walked free since killing Irene Garza after she went to him for confession at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. The 25-year-old Garza disappeared April 16, 1960. Her bludgeoned body was found days later. An autopsy revealed she had been raped while unconscious, and beaten and suffocated.
Japan was under fire for its "research" whaling in the Northwest Pacific as a possible violation of an international treaty on endangered species, while Tokyo's ivory trading practice was also questioned. During a five-day meeting of a standing committee on monitoring wildlife trade in Geneva through Friday, Japan drew criticism over its hunting of sei whales in the sea from anti-whaling countries, with Australia pointing out that the research whaling could be for commercial purposes. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES and also known as the Washington Convention, prohibits international trade of sei whales and effectively bans the catching of them in the open sea.
Jailed Catalan political leaders are calling on the EU to stop looking the other way and to intervene to ensure that our rights are restored I am a Catalan businessman, the son of labourers. My mother emigrated from Murcia, a Spanish province, and my father was born in Badalona, the third most populated city in Catalonia. We spoke both Catalan and Spanish at home, like the large majority of Catalans with Spanish roots. I am 41 years old, I live in Barcelona. I am married with a seven-month-old son and two other children (stepchildren) whom I love as if they were my own. I am the 10th president of mnium Cultural - an organisation set up to promote the Catalan language and spread the region's culture. It's a position I hold completely voluntarily. I have been in prison for 50 days now, without a trial, accused of sedition, along with Jordi Snchez, former president of the Catalan National Assembly. We are deprived of our freedom for having made use of our right to free expression and demonstration, for the simple act of publicly and democratically defending the right of Catalonia to decide its future as a people at the polls, like Quebec and Scotland did with the mutual agreement of the governments of Canada and the UK.
According to a French physiologist, humans have reached the peak of our height, lifespan and physical fitness.
I suspect that from our vantage point (a narrow snapshot of human evolution), we lack sufficient data to arrive this sweeping conclusion. Nevertheless, mainstream media is taking this research seriously.
Biggest-ever joint military exercise dubbed Anakonda 2018 will be held in Poland in summer 2018. These maneuvers promise to become the most ambitious since the end of the Cold War. Since 2006 Anaconda is conducted on the territory of Poland every two years under the direction of operational command of the Polish Armed Forces.
The Left Is Trying To Use The #MeToo Movement As A Weapon To Destroy Donald Trump by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog The left is willing to use any means necessary to get rid of Donald Trump, and...
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Worlds biggest oil company needs investments to maintain production capacity
Dec. 12, 2017 7:07 a.m. ET
DUBAISaudi Arabian Oil Co. Tuesday unveiled a plan to invest more than $40 billion a year in projects over the next decade, a significant expansion for the worlds largest energy company ahead of its expected public listing next year.
The $414 billion proposal is up almost 25% from a 10-year spending plan outlined last year by Saudi Aramco, as the company is commonly known. The increased spend is being driven by its goal of maintaining its production capacity at about 12 million barrels of oil a day, the most of any company in the world.
Saudi Aramcos spending plan coincides with the Saudi governments efforts to prop up oil prices with coordinated supply cuts via the 14-nation cartel it leads, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, and an alliance of 10 other producers led by Russia. The group last month reaffirmed its commitment to limiting oil output through all of 2018 to reduce a long-built-up global oversupply of petroleum.
Saudi Aramcos announcement came on the same day that Brent crude, the international benchmark for oil prices, passed $65 a barrel for the first time since June 2015. Oil prices have risen by almost a third since their lows over the summer, thanks to OPECs production cuts, rising demand and supply disruptions in the U.K., the U.S., Iraq and Venezuela.
Saudi Aramcos plans to increase spending buck a general trend in the global oil industry. Big publicly listed oil companies like Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Exxon Mobil Corp. have either pulled back expenditure or maintained current levels as they weather the market downturn.
The Aramco plan was revealed at an industry event in Saudi Arabias Eastern Province, where most of its oil-sector is based. About $134 billion will be spent on drilling and well services and $78 billion will be invested to maintain oil output potential, accordin...
Today the first leak of the new screener season started to populate various pirate sites, Louis C.K.'s "I Love You, Daddy." It was released by the infamous "Hive-CM8" group which also made headlines in previous years.
"I Love You, Daddy" was carefully chosen, according to a message posted in the release notes. Last month distributor The Orchard chose to cancel the film from its schedule after Louis C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct. With uncertainty surrounding the film's release, "Hive-CM8" decided to get it out.
"We decided to let this one title go out this month, since it never made it to the cinema, and nobody knows if it ever will go to retail at all," Hive-CM8 write in their NFO.
"Either way their is no perfect time to release it anyway, but we think it would be a waste to let a great Louis C.K. go unwatched and nobody can even see or buy it," they add.
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The following anonymous report was sent to IGD, which we reprint below. It details actions people have undertaken in concert with the ongoing struggle against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) in Virginia, which we discussed on our most recent podcast here. For more information and further updates, follow @NO_ACP.
As this is being typed, Heather Wood is probably sleeping soundly. She has made up her mind to vote to approve the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, along with most of the other Virginia Water Control Board members. After approving the Mountain Valley Pipeline last week, there is no doubt the board will approve the Atlantic Coast Pipeline tomorrow during the final day of the pipeline approval hearings in the stolen land of so-called Richmond, Va.
Heather might be in Richmond for all we know, but in the morning, whoever drives the blue BMW SUV in her Norfolk, Va mansions driveway will probably give her a call to let her know that a witchy-ass banner calling her and all her fellow board members out was hung from their front porch for their neighbors to see. This banner was not hung to ask the board to vote no on the ACP. Heather Wood and the rest of the board had their minds made up before these hearings, which have been swamped with pissed off people that dont want their water poisoned, wildlife murdered, their neighborhoods exploited with eminent domain and faced with the reality that dangerous explosions could happen in their community or backya...
In my previous piece, I noted that Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on January 11th that the Russians had been responsible for hacking into Democratic servers and stealing and leaking damaging materials. And thats true as far as it goes. But he didnt stick with that story.
Id forgive you if have forgotten but Anthony Scaramucci was briefly Trumps communications director, even if he never signed the paperwork to get a paycheck or make his position official. Back in July, he went on CNNs State of the Union and tried to explain why the president keeps lapsing into doubt about the Russians culpability.
On Sunday, Mr. Trumps new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, repeated the White House position that Mr. Trump remains unconvinced by the evidence Russia was the culprit behind the election hacking. He said that when the subject comes up, Mr. Trump cannot separate the intelligence findings from his emotional sense that the issue is being used to cast doubt on his legitimacy as president.
It actually in his mind, what are you guys suggesting? Mr. Scaramucci said on CNNs State of the Union. Youre going to delegitimize his victory?
This is a reminder that were dealing with a crazy person. At times, Trump understands his campaign was sending people all over the globe to meet with Russians. He knows that his team met in Trump Tower with Russians who were promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. He knows that his campaign chairman owed a Russian oligarch $15 million dollars and offered to give him private briefings and hoped to be released from some of his debt. He knows that his son-in-law was meeting with Russian intelligence officers and Putins representatives and trying to set up backchannels to communicate with them outside of the eye of the American intelligence community. He knows that he promised a relaxation of sanctions, which is why so much Russian help was forthcoming. He knows hes in deep shit.
But at other times, he convinces himself that this is just a big hoax drummed up to deny him the adoration he deserves for pulling off the biggest upset win in American electoral history.
I truly believe that these two states of consciousness do not coexist. He flips between them.
In other words, sometimes when hes lying, hes actually convinced that hes telling the truth.
But it does no good to look at the established facts and respond by saying What are you suggesting?...
Carol Lee and Julia Ainsley of NBC News have a helpful piece up that explains that Robert Mueller is focusing heavily on an obstruction of justice case against the White House, and it provides a good refresher and timeline.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is trying to piece together what happened inside the White House over a critical 18-day period that began when senior officials were told that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was susceptible to blackmail by Russia, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
The questions about what happened between Jan. 26 and Flynns firing on Feb. 13 appear to relate to possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, say two people familiar with Muellers investigation into Russias election meddling and potential collusion with the Trump campaign.
I have no problem with the special counsels office looking at obstruction charges, but I think it will be a shame if that is all he comes up with that he feels he can bring as evidence of criminal behavior. I think we should be focused first and foremost on the underlying behavior that led to a cover-up.
To illustrate my point, lets go back in time a bit.
On December 1st, 2016, Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn had a meeting at Trump Tower with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. At this meeting, they allegedly discussed a possible easing of U.S. sanctions. Kushner also proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities in the U.S. to set up a secret communications backchannel so that the transition team and the Russians could communicate without U.S. intelligence services overhearing. A couple of other things happened at this meeting that should interest us.
In addition to their discussion about setting up the communications channel, Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak also talked about arranging a meeting between a representative of Trump and a Russian contact in a third country whose name was not identified, according to the anonymous letter.
It appears that this arranged meeting actually took place on January 11th, in the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. Erik Prince, the brother of Secretary of Educa...
The New York Times has a big piece today written by Maggie Haberman, Glenn Thrush and Peter Baker. Its about Donald Trumps hour-by-hour battle for self-preservation. As you might expect, it begins with the waking hour.
Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White Houses master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to Fox & Friends for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBCs Morning Joe because, friends suspect, it fires him up for the day.
Energized, infuriated often a gumbo of both Mr. Trump grabs his iPhone.
That conforms with what has been reported before. The president likes to watch cable television, especially in the morning. He watches a lot of Fox & Friends, which we already knew because his tweets often track with their discussions. Even the fact that hes no longer using an Android phone is old news.
So, this isnt exactly the most exciting beginning to a big article, but you might get a kick out of the reasons that it made Ann Althouse angry and inspired her to pick up her quill.
She wants us to realize that a journalist cant just casually use the verb grab to describe the presidents actions because its evocative of the Access Hollywood tape and Trumps locker-room boasts about committing sexual assault. So, for Althouse, when the biased Times reporters say that Trump grabs his iPhone, they might as well have said that he moves on his iPhone like a bitch.
But thats not only nit Althouse wants to pick. She also has a big problem with the word gumbo. It inspired her to break out her Oxford English Dictionary, presumably so she could be certain that president want being accused of practicing voodoo on his remote control.
But that gumbo, I want to talk about the gumbo. I know HabermanTrushBaker are using gumbo to mean stew, but stew is well established to mean A state of excitement, esp. of great alarm or anxiety. The OED has that meaning for stew going back to 1806, whereas gumbo only means okra, the soup thickened with the mucilaginous pods of this plant,&rdq...
ATM skimmers are widely adopted by crooks to steal payment card data, in the last months, experts observed an increase in the number of cyber attacks against ATM involving so-called insert skimmers.
In response, financial institutions are adopting a variety of technological measures designed to defeat skimming devices, but crooks are now involving a small, battery powered device that is able to detect digital anti-skimming technology.
According to the popular investigator Brian Krebs, a well-known skimmer thief is marketing a product called Smart Shield Detector claiming that this device is able to detect a variety of anti-skimming technology used by financial institutions.
The device, which sells for $200, is called a Smart Shield Detector, and promises to detect all kinds of noise shields, hidden shields, delayed shields and others! wrote Krebs.
It appears to be a relatively simple machine that gives a digital numeric indicator of whether an ATM uses any of a variety of anti-skimming methods.
The device is able to determine if an ATM uses an anti-skimming method such as the frequency jamming, that relies on electronic signals to scramble both the clock (timing) and the card data itself in a bid to interfere with skimming devices.
You will see current level within seconds!, says the seller in an online ad for the Smart Shield Detector. Available for sale after November 1st, market price 200usd. Preorders available at price 150usd/device. 2+ devices for your team will give discounts.
As you can see in the following video, low level (a score between 3-5) means that the ATM isnt protected by any anti-skimmer shield, while a readout of 15 or higher indicates the presence of some type of electronic shield or jamming technology.
The following video was shared with Krebs by Alex Holden, founder of Hold Security.
The Smart Shield Detector is a very precious instrument for thieves that can avoid attacking protected ATM.
KrebsOnSecurity shared this video with Charlie Harrow, solutions manager for ATM maker NCR Corp. Harrow called the device very interesting but sa...
In perhaps his most vile stunt to date, Jimmy Kimmel edited the video of a charming 12-year-old child interviewing Judge Roy Moore so that it would appear that he was shoving his crotch in her face without pants.
The disgusting edit was done to a video of Millie March, who rose to fame in right-wing circles after an adorable video of her endorsing Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference went viral.
Kimmel has been obsessing over Moore since their infamous Twitter spat even donating $5,400 to his opponent Doug Jones.
On Mondays episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the comedian took things to a whole new level, however. It is never appropriate to edit a mans crotch into footage of a child which should not even need to be said.
Obviously we faked that, but if he had done it, theyd still defend him, Kimmel said following the clip as the crowd laughed and cheered.
The interview March conducted at the GOP headquarters in Alabama was informative and professional unlike Kimmels show. In it, the young girl asked Moore serious questions about his stance on Trumps proposed border wall, what he believes makes a good senator and issues that impact the people of Alabama.
Watch Marchs real interview here:
We decided that we were going to bring Millie to Alabama, after everything thats happened in this Alabama Senate race up until this point, the pro-Trump PAC the America First Projects Jennifer Lawrence said in the video. The goal, she said, was to show there is a wide range of people who support Roy Moore.
March conducted herself with more dignity and poise than Kimm...
(HRW) Police in Turkmenistan arbitrarily detained a prominent animal rights activist, Galina Kucherenko, on December 7, 2017, and are holding her at an undisclosed location, Human Rights Watch said today. Police also detained Kucherenkos adult daughter, Valeria, but later released her. Turkmenistans international partners should urgently and publicly call on the Turkmen government to disclose Kucherenkos whereabouts and release her immediately.
On December 7 at about 11:30 a.m., police broke into Kucherenkos apartment in Ashgabat, Turkmenistans capital, taking the apartments metal door off its hinges, and detained Kucherenko and her daughter. At one point the police dragged Kucherenko across the floor. The officers said they were responding to a complaint allegedly filed by neighbors about their pets.
Valeria Kucherenko has asked the police about her mothers whereabouts, but they gave varying answers. Kucherenko remains forcibly disappeared as long as authorities fail to disclose her whereabouts.
The detention of Kucherenko and her daughter is a stark reminder of the threat that people in Turkmenistan face if they criticize the government, said Rachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. The Turkmen government tolerates no criticism, not even on the treatment of stray animals.
Kucherenko, 52, is an animal rights activist who has openly criticized the round-up of stray animals and animal cruelty in Turkmenistan, including on the Russian-language social media site Odnaklassniki.ru.
Kucherenkos daughter told Human Rights Watch that police took her to several police stations and promised her that they would allow her to see her mother. However, when police released her at about 5:15 p.m., they refused to provide any information on her mothers whereabouts. Before they released her, police required her to sign an explanatory statement and pay a 50 manat (about US$14) fine for resisting police.
An officer at the Ashgabat police station where Valeria Kucherenko had been detained told a Human Rights Watch researcher by phone that Galina Kucherenko had been taken to court but did not provide details on when she would appear before the court, what charges she would face, and where she would be taken after her court appearance. When she spoke with Human Rights Watch, Valeria Kucherenko had not been able to get to the court to try to determine whether the officer gave her accurate information.
She said that when she returned to the apartment after she was released, all of their pets 27 cats and one dog were gone. The apartment appeared to have been ransacked pillows and pots were scattered and f...
AFP/File | Frances Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian hit out at Iran over its perceived ambitions in Syria
PARIS (AFP) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday hit out at Iran, accusing the Islamic Republic of trying to carve out an axis of influence stretching through Syria to the Mediterranean Sea.Speaking about the role of Russia and Iran in helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regain the upper hand in the civil war, Le Drian said: Russia supplies aviation and support on the ground but Iran supplies its militia and supports (the pro-Iranian Lebanese militant group) Hezbollah.
On Monday, President Vladimir Putin ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from the war-torn country, saying their task had been largely completed.
In a France 2 television progamme on Syria to air Tuesday evening Le Drian was particularly critical of Iran, which is vying for regional supremacy with Saudi Arabia.
Irans presence (in Syria) and Irans desire to create an axis from the Mediterranean to Tehran: No! Le Drian declared, insisting that any deal on Syrias future needed to ensure it remained independent from the pressure and presence of other countries.
This is not the first time Le Drian has expressed concern over Irans intervention in conflicts. Tehran and Riyadh support opposing camps in Syria and Yemens wars and are also accused of pulling strings in Lebanon.
In remarks following a visit to Saudi Arabia by French President Emmanuel Macron in November, Le Drian accused Iran of having hegemonic intentions in the region.
A furious Iran accused France of having a biased and partisan approach to the crises in the region, alleging the stance was contributing to turning potential crises into real ones.
Macron has announced plans to visit Iran in 2018.
Spanning more than a decade, former FBI directors Robert Mueller and his successor and protg James Comey relied on their inner circles to help cover up a surging and troubling amount of sexual misconduct complaints filed by physically violated and emotionally battered female FBI agents. There is a culture of corruption in the FBI. Or the FBI is a culture of corruption. "They (Mueller and Comey) didn't care as long as they were insulated politically," one female FBI insider said. "It's rampant. People wouldn't believe it. Agents are being sexually assaulted and they are terrified to speak out."
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (Analysis) Its been nearly two years since Saudi Arabias Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) unveiled his Saudi Vision 2030 to reduce the Kingdoms reliance on oil in hopes of reviving its declining economy. The move was undertaken with the goal of transforming Saudi Arabia into an international investment powerhouse through non-oil trade, as the Kingdoms oil exports reach a record low and U.S. shale producers rise to the top of the oil industry.
The Saudi Kingdom is also promising to begin restoring Islam to its origins, which they hope will have an effect on the wider world.
However, with massive neoliberal economic reforms on their way, what remains unclear is how this rush to privatization will affect the general population of a country plagued by record high unemployment, with a quarter of the nation living below the poverty line; increased distrust of the government after years of brutal crackdowns on dissenters; and a dwindling cash supply drained by Riyadhs aggressive war on Yemen and funding of terror groups.
Nobody can be sure what these changes in Riyadh will mean for the country, the region or the wider world, but the Saudis have made some grandiose promises.
MBS has called Saudi Vision 2030 an ambitious yet achievable blueprint for moving his country into the future.
A good source for information on Vision 2030 is the...
Al interior de los baos del Metro Tasquea, fue localizado el cuerpo sin vida de una mujer.Regeneracin, 12 de diciembre de 2017.- El Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC) Metro inform el hallazgo del cadaver y asegur que el deceso de la mujer pudo deberse a un ataque cardiaco.Lo anterior fue dado a conocer a travs 
El post En Tasquea encuentran muerta a una mujer, ya van cuatro casos en este mes apareci primero en Regeneracin.
El crimen de Rafael Nahuel representa el ltimo nivel de la escalada de violencia contra el pueblo mapuche. Represiones salvajes en Chubut, criminalizacin en Neuqun, operativos sin orden judicial, detenidos -incluso nios y nias- y torturas. El Gobierno respald a los efectivos y as explicit la orden para el avance represivo. El fantasma RAM (Resistencia Ancestral Mapuche), la chilenidad de la poltica oficial contra los indgenas y el genocidio que no cesa. Una nota de Daro Aranda, que repasa los hechos, los discursos y la embestida judicial, y analiza qu representan. El reportaje fotogrfico que acompaa esta nota es un documento clave para comprender las consecuencias concretas de este plan. Fue producido durante la inspeccin ocular ordenada por la justicia en el lof Lafken Winkul Mapu y realizado por Foto Viojf para la revista Ctrica. Forma parte de la cobertura colaborativa que conformamos para informar sobre este tema los medios cooperativos Ctrica, Tiempo Argentino y lavaca.As fue la inspeccin ocular judicial al predio donde asesinaron a Rafael Nahuel. Editamos la secuencia cronolgicamente. Reportaje fotogrfico realizado por Foto Viojf para revista Ctrica.
30 de agosto de 2016. El Ministerio de Seguridad, conducido por Patricia Bullrich, acus en un informe interno a los pueblos originarios de la Patagonia de delitos federales y los responsabiliz de hechos delictivos sin aportar ninguna prueba. El documento interno fue titulado Revalorizacin de la ley. Problemtica en territorio mapuche y reconoca que la Polica de Seguridad Aeroportuaria (PSA) realizaba tareas de investigacin ilegales y catalogaba los reclamos como amenazas para la seguridad social. El Ministerio de Seguridad, en lnea con el discurso de las petroleras, argument que las comunidad realizan usurpaciones en campos hidrocarburferos. Un centenar de organizaciones de pueblos originarios, Amnista Internacional, el Servicio de Paz y Justicia (Serpaj) y la Asamblea Permanente de Derechos Humanos (APDH) emitieron un comunicado para alertar sobre la estigmatizacin y persecucin al Pueblo Mapuche. El texto, titulado La lucha indgena no es delito, cuestion al Gobierno: El ministerio de Seguridad coloca a las reivindicaciones territoriales mapuches como amenazas para la seguridad social () El Estado privilegia los intereses de las petroleras y crim...
Via CNN: One week after the Thomas Fire exploded from a brush fire to a raging inferno, hundreds of firefighters are still struggling to contain it. The blaze is larger than all of New York City and was only 15% contained as of Monday, according to the fire protection agency CAL FIRE. But its only 
New Bitcoin Documentary & Large Silver Purchase Mike Maloney Video Mike Maloney recorded an Insider Alert over the weekend watch this delayed public release to learn which indicators have prompted him to make an investment move today. Youll...
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For seven months in 1969 I hitch-hiked around the US, Mexico and Central America with my best friend from high school. Some class-mates from our school in Vancouver Canada saved their money then travelled to Europe or Australia but Ollie and I headed south. It was an eye-opening experience for two middle class Canadians. We had a lot of learning experiences in the US but today I want to talk about Honduras because it is in crisis as I write this: the Honduran election took place on 26 November yet the results are still in contention. Will the current right wing government manage to retain power?
When we visited the capital Tegucigalpa in 1969 we went to the university campus to meet and hang out with young Hondurans. They told us about the recent visit of President Richard Nixon who had taken office a few months before and then travelled to Latin America. The Vietnam war was still raging in 1969 and people protested against the war and Nixon wherever he went. The young Hondurans told us that when Nixon visited Tegucigalpa there had been a big protest. Several students who had been protesting from the top of a university building had been shot dead. It made an impression as did the warm and friendly people we met, some living in shacks along the banks of the Choluteca River running through the capital.
In Nicaragua we heard more eye-opening stories from the youth there. They told us about the Somoza family dictatorship, how corrupt it was, and how they came to power through US Marines. They also told us about the death of Cesar Sandino who fought for Nicaraguan independence but was killed by Somozas National Guard in 1934. The Nicaraguan youth told us that when the US asked for proof of Sandinos death, Somoza shipped Sandinos head in a box to Washington.
Those and many other experiences changed my life. Over the coming decades I kept an interest in Central America.
In 1979, when Nicaraguans overthrew the Somoza dictatorship, it seemed like a good thing. But President Ronald Reagan did not like an independent Nicaragua. Violating international law, the US organized a mercenary army called the Contras to destabilize and upend the Sandinista government. The mercenaries were trained in Honduras with US funding, supplies and weapons. The US Ambassador to Honduras, John Negroponte, oversaw the mercenary army attacking Nicaragua and the emergence of death squads in El Salvador. Tens of thousands of peasants and opposition activists were killed with impunity. In Honduras, itself, there was widespread repression and murder of those challenging the status quo.
In 1998 Honduras was hit by Hurricane Mitch. The second worst Atlantic hurricane ever recorded caused huge destruction and death, especially in poor communities with weak infrastructure. The shacks and modest dwell...
Law enforcement authorities have been very successful in thwarting terror attacks aimed at the Big Apple. The following infographic is a timeline of the successful and foiled terror plots targeting New York City since 2010.
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Russia-Middle East Nuclear Pusher Produces Useless Evidence In Denial Of Whistleblower Claims Re Communications With Trump NSA Flynn On Inauguration Day; Congressman Cummings Again Invites Copson For Interview "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"
According to the whistleblower, Alex Copson, the managing partner of ACU Strategic Partnerswhich funded Flynns trip to the Middle East in 2015attended an event on Inauguration Day during which he claimed to have received a text message from Flynn saying the project was good to go and directing Copson to contact their business colleagues to let them know to put things in place. The text was reportedly sent while President Trump was delivering his Inaugural Address. According to the whistleblower, Copson also explained that General Flynn was making sure that sanctions would be ripped up as one of his first orders of business and that this would allow money to start flowing into the project. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/whistleblower-info-about-flynn-nuclear-deal-text-message-within-minutes-of-trump-being-sworn-in-as-president/
Yesterday, US Congressman Cummings wrote to Alex G. Copson Managing Director X-Co Dynamics Inc./ACU Strategic Partners: Earlier today, your business colleague, Dr. Thomas Cochran, sent a letter to me forwarding a two-page document that appears to be two screenshots from a website cell phone bill. Dr. Cochran claims that this document flatly contradicts a whistleblower who reports that you had an exchange on Inauguration Day relating to General Flynn and your plan to work with Russia to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East./ Your colleagues letter seems to suggest that since the attached does not include an incoming text at 12:11 p.m., all of the other allegations from the whistleblower must be false. Of course, it is possible that you were using a messaging application that does not generate a telephone company record. It is possible that the website printout you provided does not reflect all text messages. It is also possible that you were not being truthful when you claimed to the whistleblower that you received a text from General Flynn, or that you flashed your phone and showed the whistleblower an outgoing text from 12:12 p.m., which is listed on the document you provided
Cochran apparently waxes nostalgic for his days working with the Soviet Academy of Sciences, in the mid-1980s. He-the NRDC worked with Russia privately, skirting around US policy of the time. Wait, isnt that what this is about again? If he thinks this project is a good thing, then why is there this cover-up? Were Cochrans earlier efforts with Russia at arms control monitoring noble or was there something sinister hidden? The sinister certainly appears clear in the current project of 45 nuclear reactors for the Middle East, and apparently the nuclear......
He sees you when youre sleeping
He knows when youre awake
He knows when youve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Just in time for Christmas, the Deep State wants to give America the gift that keeps on giving: never-ending mass surveillance.
Im not referring to the kind of surveillance carried out by that all-knowing and all-seeing Jolly Old St. Nick and his informant the Elf on the Shelf (although, to be fair, they have helped to acclimate us to a world in which were always being watched and judged by higher authorities).
No, this particular bit of Yuletide gift-giving comes courtesy of the Deep State (a.k.a. the Surveillance State, Police State, Shadow Government and black-ops spy agencies).
If this power-hungry cabal gets its way, the governments power to spy on its citizens will soon be all-encompassing and permanent.
As it now stands, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Actthe legal basis for two of the National Security Agencys largest mass surveillance programs, PRISM and Upstreamis set to expire at the end of 2017.
PRISM lets the NSA access emails, video chats, instant messages, and other content sent via Facebook, Google, Apple and others. Upstream lets the NSA worm its way into the internet backbonethe cables and switches owned by private corporations like AT&T that make the internet into a global networkand scan traffic for the communications of tens of thousands of individuals labeled targets.
Just as the USA Patriot Act was perverted from its original intent to fight terrorism abroad and was used instead to covertly crack down on the American people (allowing government agencies to secretly track Americans financial activities, monitor their communications, and carry out wide-ranging surveillance on them), Sec...
Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. El continente americano registr 75 por ciento de los asesinatos a defensores de derechos humanos de todo el mundo durante el 2016, de acuerdo con la Comisin Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) y las Oficinas Regionales para Amrica Central y Amrica del Sur del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos (OACNUDH).
Sealaron que en Amrica el trabajo de los defensores se ha convertido en una actividad extremadamente peligrosa no slo por los asesinatos en su contra, sino tambin por el aumento de ataques, amenazas, procesos de criminalizacin y campaas de estigmatizacin o difamacin.
Destacaron que los defensores que ms atropellos sufren por llevar a cabo sus tareas son los que se dedican a la proteccin de la tierra, el territorio, los recursos naturales y el medio ambiente. El creciente nmero de conflictos socioambientales y la ausencia de adopcin e implementacin de medidas efectivas de su reconocimiento y proteccin, ha resultado en que estos defensores y defensoras sean vctimas de violencia por las causas que defienden o por el contenido de sus reivindicaciones, indicaron.
Adems, los defensores a los derechos de la comunidad de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, Trans e Intersex (LGBTI) son otro grupo que sufre mayor vulnerabilidad en el desarrollo de sus actividades, principalmente por la combinacin de factores relacionados con la percepcin de su orientacin sexual e identidad de gnero, su rol de defensa y los temas que defienden, ya que stos buscan desafiar estructuras sociales tradicionales sobre la sexualidad, explicaron.
Otro grupo afectado son las mujeres, quienes no slo son discriminadas por los estereotipos de gnero atribuidos al gnero, sino que tambin son propensas a mayores ataques por su labor como defensoras.
Por lo anterior, urgieron a los gobiernos americanos a aplicar de manera eficaz y con urgencia las medidas de prevencin y proteccin a los defensores de derechos humanos que laboran en esos pases y a cumplir la Declaracin sobre los Defensores de los Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas, as como a reforzar sus estrategias para que puedan desarrollar de manera libre y segura sus actividades.
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Will you get lost in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Most people I asked don't even know what that is, but it's happening all around us right now. This system is about technological evolution... evolving us. Comment: Advances in computing technology do NOT connote human progress in moral, ethical or spiritual terms. If anything, the video below demonstrates that greater advances in "connectivity" may be likened to a runaway freight train, where we are being driven to devolve at an ever increasing speed. And that's just how some of the pathological types in positions of power want it; under their control.
There are two possibilities when it comes to the topic of UFOs. First, let it be said that mass hysteria can be ruled out because too many credible people have weighed in on the topic. Therefore, the two possibilities are (1) UFOs are real or, (2) UFOs are a part of a grand deception designed to trick humanity into accepting a planetary government for the purposes of self-defense.
We may live in a vast universe, however, it is apparent that that the skies in our neighborhood are getting increasingly crowded. Many are asking, crowded with what?
First it is important to mention that most of the country believes in UFO and the existence of aliens as reported in the following brief video.
A mysterious large object that has come from a different star system is to be examined by one of the worlds biggest telescopes for signs of alien technology.
The Green Bank telescope will examine a mysterious object speeding through our solar system to check for signs of alien signals. The observation begins Wednesday and will be carried out by Breakthrough Listen, a global astronomical program searching for evidence of other civilizations.
There are many among us, including myself, who thinks that responding to alien signals i...
The worldwide trade of weapons and military services rose for the first time in five years, hitting $374.8 billion in 2016, according to the annual report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on Monday. The research revealed last year marked the end of five consecutive years of decline with a 1.9 percent rise in the sale of arms globally. The number represents an increase of 38 percent since 2002. The SIPRI report covers the top 100 companies manufacturing weapons and offering military services.
AMD open-source developer Nicolai Hhnle has spent the past few months working on the ARB_gl_spirv extension as mandated by OpenGL 4.6. Some of the prep work for supporting that extension has landed in Mesa 17.4-dev Git...
How History And Science Shape Societies
Societies advance when exposed to the truth and regress when distorted by untruths. Sometimes this quest for truth can have a profound effect. When, for instance, Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian doctor, discovered in 1846 that women died of childbed fever because their attending doctors didnt wash their hands, it changed medical practice, preventing millions of women and newborns from feverish deaths.
So how does a society sort out whats true from whats false? It needs to rely on comparative information, and this is where the study of history and science proves invaluable. In fact, many people have been so inspired by the power of truth revealed by history and science that they invest in historical autographs for sale, perhaps, purchasing the original documents penned by scientists like Albert Einstein, who showed that Newton was wrong about how gravity affected large and distant objects, or original documents by outstanding national leaders like Abraham Lincoln, who put a decisive end to the barbarous practice of slavery.
How History Shapes a Society
History is a storehouse of information that a society draws upon to shape its future.
A society will use history to develop its national identity, as well as its cultural interests and lifestyles. It will also use history to learn from the lessons taught by ethical and unethical political and military leaders, to ponder the...
#UNRIG Phase II The Year of the Independent
Forthcoming in Independent Voter Network
Phase I of #UNRIG, in which I teamed up with Cynthia McKinney to offer the provocative vision of an alt-right white guy and former spy and then non-profit educator united with an alt-left black woman and six-term Member of Congress who refused to sign the pledge to place Israel First, is over. Our campaign was fatally wounded by #GoogleGestapo, a Deep State system of control and censorship that combined media hits jobs, MeetUp paid network cancellations, and hundreds of trolls who can get any person or institution labeled as a hater, spammer, or the latest purveyor of pornographic content. Read the article it is the first-ever over-all description of the system that appears to be harmonized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of the Deep State.
My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: No Inflation? Technology May Have Left it in the 20th Century (Wired) see also As the Fed Deliberates, Amazon Is Making Its Job More Difficult (Wall Street Journal) Stripped of fat commissions, nontraded REIT sales tank (Investment News) Bitcoin is none of the things it was supposed to be (The Outline) see
An ex-spy chief who spoke out publicly against Trump while inspiring other career intelligence figures to follow suit has admitted his leading role in the intelligence community waging political war against the president, describing his actions as something he didn't "fully think through". In a surprisingly frank interview, the CIA's Michael Morell - who was longtime Deputy Director and former Acting Director of the nation's most powerful intelligence agency - said that it wasn't a great idea to leak against and bash a new president. Morell had the dubious distinction of being George W. Bush's personal daily briefer for the agency before and after 9/11, and also served under Obama until his retirement. In the summer of 2016 he took the unusual step (for a former intelligence chief) of openly endorsing Hillary Clinton in a New York Times op-ed entitled, I Ran the C.I.A. Now I'm Endorsing Hillary Clinton, after which he continued to be both an outspoken critic of Trump and an early CIA voice promoting the Russian collusion and election meddling narrative. As Politico's Susan Glasser put in a newly published interview, Morell "has emerged out of the shadows of the deep state" to become one of Trump's foremost critics speaking within the intel community. However, Politico summarizes the interview as follows: But in a revealingly self-critical and at times surprising interview for this week's Global POLITICO, Morell acknowledges that he and other spy-world critics of the president failed to fully "think through" the negative backlash generated by their going political. "There was a significant downside," Morell said in the interview.
Co-opting Radical Feminism for Corporate Interests While preeminent American feminist Gloria Steinem's CIA background receives wide attention on the Internet, it's a totally taboo topic in either the corporate or the so-called "alternative" media. Steinem's work for the CIA front group Independent Research Service first entered the public domain in 1967 when Ramparts magazine exposed both the Independent Research Service and the National Student Association as CIA front organizations. Fearing unflattering publicity, Steinem gave interviews to both the New York Times and the Washington Post defending her CIA work (see video below). In both articles, she claims to have taken the initiative in contacting Cord Meyers, who headed the CIA's International Organization Division and their top secret Operation Mockingbird.* Her goal, allegedly, was to seek CIA financing to encourage American participation in the seventh postwar (Soviet-sponsored) World Youth Festival in Vienna in 1959.
Move over Venezuela and their Petro Coin as former head of the CFTC announces establishment of OilCoin by Ken Schortgen The Daily Economist As we know from last week, Venezuelas President Nicholas Maduro announced the creation of the Petro,...
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The results of an extensive LA Times investigation recently revealed the existence of a secret list within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department containing the names and crimes of hundreds of problem cops who are currently employed by the county. Blowing the bad apple theory completely out of the water, the list revealed over 300 deputies with histories of dishonesty, misconduct, and brutality-who all still have their jobs. Despite the discovery of this list, however, the LA Times was unable to look at it and it remains a tight secret among the department's top brass. Not even prosecutors can access it-and this is a problem. As the LA Times reports, amid growing public scrutiny over police misconduct, Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants to give the names on the list to prosecutors, who are required by law to tell criminal defendants about evidence that would damage the credibility of an officer called as a witness. But McDonnell's efforts have ignited a fierce legal battle with the union that represents rank-and-file deputies.
Nikki Haley represents Israel not the United States
Watch her in the video how she sucks up to the Israel Lobby. She knows the Israel Lobby will make her rich for prostituting her position as US ambassador to the UN by serving as Israels harlot.
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Workers break down the outside portrait of the set of NBC's Today Show, Nov. 29, 2017 in New York.
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