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Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to influence Brexit & raise anti-MUslim feelings

Researchers find that accounts run from a St Petersburg troll farm tried to sow discord between Britons over the referendum

Concern about Russian influence in British politics has intensified as it emerged that more than 400 fake Twitter accounts believed to be run from St Petersburg published posts about Brexit.

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh identified 419 accounts operating from the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) attempting to influence UK politics out of 2,752 accounts suspended by Twitter in the US.

One of the accounts run from the Kremlin-linked operation attempted to stir anti-Islamic sentiment during the Westminster Bridge terror attack in March in a bogus post claiming a Muslim woman ignored victims – a claim that was highlighted by mainstream media outlets including Mail Online and the Sun.

For days after, the tweeter was gleefully sharing press clippings. “Wow … I’m on the Daily Mail front page! Thank you British libs! You’re making me famous,” he said, referring to an article that appeared on Mail Online and which still bore the tweet at the time of writing.

example of troll is pix below

EU President: UK Can Still Cancel Brexit And Stay

Others were quick to stop that train in its tracks though, as a spokesman for UK Prime Minister Theresa May commented on Mr. Tusk’s Tweet, saying: "I think we've been absolutely clear, the British public voted to leave the European Union and that is what we will be doing".

And in the European Parliament itself, Mr. Manfred Weber, the leader of the European People's Party said: "My message to London is: please don't complain anymore. Please stop complaining. Please deliver. Give us an outlook about what you want to achieve for the future relationship."

don't deport gangsters or you will get more gangsters-cnn logic

It's not every church service that includes homilies about Pablo Escobar and Al Capone.

But at a church in El Salvador, the message of sin and redemption is tailored to a different kind of parishioner: reformed members of the notorious gangs in the Central American nation.

"Did you come armed?" asks Will, who recently finished up a 10-year stint in Salvadoran prison for robbery. He holds up a bible to 15 other former gang members who have arrived for the church service, and they smile at his joke.

Some have every inch of their faces tattooed. One man has a large "F–k Love" tattoo on his neck.

Most days, Will, 41, wears a sweater or long shirt that hides his tattooed forearms and an "18" inscribed at the base of his neck. He asked CNN not to print his last name to protect his identity.

All the men are former members of Barrio 18 or the 18th Street gang, which, along with MS-13, began in Los Angeles but is now responsible for much of El Salvador's widespread violence.

Former gang member Will fears the Trump administration's plans to deport tens of thousands of Salvadorans will further stoke the violence in El Salvador.

>keep deporting based trump!

no narcos,no money,no new gang members,simple.

Health-conscious Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero for $2.8 billion

Swiss food group Nestle (NESN.S) has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy’s Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider’s first big sale and a small step on its path towards healthier products.

Nestle, the world’s biggest packaged-food company, has cited the unit’s weak position in the United States, where it trails Hershey (HSY.N), Mars Inc and Lindt, as the rationale for a sale.

For family-owned Ferrero, the cash deal offers a chance for the Italian company to build scale quickly in that key market, where it has done two other deals in the past year.

The maker of Nutella spread and Ferrero Rocher pralines will become the third-largest chocolate company in the U.S. and globally, according to Euromonitor International.

For Nestle, which first sold milk chocolate in the 1880s, a consumer shift away from junk and sugary foods has led the Swiss company to focus on “nutrition, health and wellness”, although it says it is committed to its non-U.S. confectionery business.

Terrifying: 5-Year-Old Girl Slips Through Gap at Petaluma Train Station

Officials say that as the train doors opened, the little girl got off before her mother, and walked along the yellow strip and fell into the gap. The mother, Petamula resident Melissa Stange was horrified. She recalled: “Somebody screamed that somebody had fallen underneath the train. And once I heard her scream, it’s one of those things where you know your own children.”

One passenger had the quick thinking to hit the emergency brake, which stopped the train from going forward. A conductor then jumped down onto the tracks to save the girl.

Strange could only be thankful as she shared: “The conductor went under the train and pulled her out. And then she handed her to me.”

Strange, a pediatrician, said her daughter was a little banged up, but doing fine.

An internal investigation into the incident and the safety measures of the train will be undertaken.

YouTube Will No Longer Allow Creators With Less Than 1,000 Subs To Monetize Content

YouTube is becoming extremely powerful and these new ways to control which channels get a voice and which ones don't is disturbing. Videos with no inappropriate content are often flagged by people who don't agree with the message and force the video into a review process.

The change won't take effect for existing channels for 30 days. "On February 20th, 2018, we’ll also implement this threshold across existing channels on the platform, to allow for a 30 day grace period," YouTube said.

"Though these changes will affect a significant number of channels, 99% of those affected were making less than $100 per year in the last year, with 90% earning less than $2.50 in the last month.

Fort Worth Opens Extra Clinics To Deal With Flu Epidemic

The hospital launched these roving clinics at first to serve the homeless, the part of the population most susceptible to the disease in these conditions but is now expanding to everyone as the epidemic seems to spread without slowing down.

Dr. Joel Hunt, heading the hospital's street medicine program, claims that normally those clinics stop around Christmas, but this season there was a need for a January relaunch: “With the resurgence, or the devastation, really, from the flu, we thought why not try it again?”

In the satellite clinics, patients that believe they experience symptoms can get quick access to flu shots and tests as well as prescriptions for antiviral medication like Tamiflu.

Hospital spokesperson Diana Brodeur explained: “They can go upstairs to the clinic, come downstairs to the pharmacy, and they can walk out with all the treatment and go home and get better.”

Fort Worth Opens Extra Clinics To Deal With Flu Epidemic

The hospital launched these roving clinics at first to serve the homeless, the part of the population most susceptible to the disease in these conditions but is now expanding to everyone as the epidemic seems to spread without slowing down.

Dr. Joel Hunt, heading the hospital's street medicine program, claims that normally those clinics stop around Christmas, but this season there was a need for a January relaunch: “With the resurgence, or the devastation, really, from the flu, we thought why not try it again?”

In the satellite clinics, patients that believe they experience symptoms can get quick access to flu shots and tests as well as prescriptions for antiviral medication like Tamiflu.

JustEat Deliverer Sent Unsolicited Flirty Texts To Client

JustEat, the food delivery app, faced a web backlash after one of their deliverers started sending flirty texts to a client. The woman posted the exchange on twitter and things quickly went viral from there.

Michelle Midwinter had just accepted her food delivery and sat down to eat it when her phone lit up. The text simply said ‘hy’ from an unknown number, to which she replied ‘who is this’. The food deliverer made himself known after which he sent a barrage of flirty texts to her. Miss Midwinter posted the exchange on twitter commenting that she hopes others had not faced the same breaches of privacy.

French town bans pork-free school meals in move branded 'anti-Muslim'

Decision by far-right local authority in southern France, affecting about 150 mainly Muslim pupils, has been called ‘an attack on the rights of children’

A far-right local authority in southern France on Monday scrapped pork-free school meals, a move branded “anti-Muslim” or “anti-Jewish” by an equality minister.

Julien Sanchez, the National Front mayor of Beaucaire, a town south of Avignon, abolished the scheme, brought in by his predecessor, on the first day of the new school term.

The step affects about 150 – mainly Muslim – pupils who take the “substitution meals” out of 600 local students in total.

Marlene Schiappa, the minister for sexual equality told BFM TV the decision was “a typical example of someone brandishing secularism as an anti-Muslim political weapon, or anti-Jewish for that matter”.

In a newspaper article announcing the policy change in December, Sanchez said the pork-free meals were “anti-Republican”.

the reddit ------- epidemic ????


what do we do about this?

you know the le leddit sentence and space bar formatting?

its getting outta hand.

i literally cant.

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China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’ (and it seems to be working)

An experimental tower over 100 metres (328 feet) high in northern China – dubbed the world’s biggest air purifier by its operators – has brought a noticeable improvement in air quality, according to the scientist leading the project, as authorities seek ways to tackle the nation’s chronic smog problem.

improvements in air quality had been observed over an area of 10 square kilometres (3.86 square miles) in the city over the past few months and the tower has managed to produce more than 10 million cubic metres (353 million cubic feet) of clean air a day since its launch. Cao added that on severely polluted days the tower was able to reduce smog close to moderate levels.

The system works through greenhouses covering about half the size of a soccer field around the base of the tower.

Polluted air is sucked into the glasshouses and heated up by solar energy. The hot air then rises through the tower and passes through multiple layers of cleaning filters.

Trump Says Bannon has Lost His Mind,my son is not a traitor

President Donald Trump denounced his former top strategist, Steve Bannon, on Wednesday in a dramatic break from the man considered an architect of Trump’s populist campaign.

“When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” Trump said in a statement issued after the publication of excerpts of a new book in which Bannon criticizes the president and his family. “Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look.”

Earlier on Wednesday, The Guardian published excerpts of a forthcoming book by author Michael Wolff in which Bannon predicts that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will “crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV” over the president’s son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016. Bannon also called Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with the lawyer, in which he expected to receive damaging information on Trump’s election opponent Hillary Clinton, “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” according to the Guardian.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at a briefing that Trump was “furious, disgusted” by Bannon’s remarks about his son, calling the claims “outrageous” and “completely false.”

Steve Bannon says Trump Jr is a traitor

White supremacist caught trying to steer Amtrak train to kill Ni**ers on board

The FBI says an armed 26-year-old Missouri man who breached a secured area to stop an Amtrak train in southwest Nebraska in October has links to a white supremacist group and expressed an interest in "killing black people," according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

Just before 2 a.m. on Oct. 22, an assistant conductor felt the train (with 175 passengers aboard) braking, searched for what was causing it and found Wilson in the engineer's seat of the follow engine "playing with the controls," Czaplewski wrote.

Czaplewski said Wilson, who has a permit in Missouri to carry a concealed handgun, had a loaded .38-caliber handgun in his waistband, a speed loader in his pocket and

a National Socialist Movement business card on him

when he was arrested.

He also had a backpack with three more speed loaders, a box of ammunition, a knife, tin snips, scissors and a ventilation mask inside.

FBI agents searched Wilson's home in Missouri and found a hidden compartment with a handmade shield, as well as: "a tactical vest, 11 AR-15 (rifle) ammunition magazines with approximately 190 rounds of .223 ammunition, one drum-style ammunition magazine for a rifle, firearms tactical accessories (lights), 100 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, approximately 840 rounds of 5.45x39 rifle ammunition, white supremacy documents and paperwork, several additional handgun and rifle magazines, gunpowder, ammunition-reloading supplies, and a pressure plate."

Czaplewski said they also found 15 firearms, including a fully-automatic rifle, ammunition and firearms magazines, and a tactical body armor carrier with ceramic ballistic plates.

Investigators also found videos and PDF files on Wilson's phone of a white supremacist banner over a highway, other alt-right postings and documents related to how to kill people.

He said an acquaintance contacted by the FBI said that Wilson had been acting strange since June and had joined an "alt-right" neo-Nazi group that he found while researching white supremacy forums online.

Agents believe Wilson had traveled with members of the group to the Unite the Right rally at Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, where a woman was killed and 19 injured when a man used his vehicle to ram a crowd of counter-protesters.

An informant told the FBI that Wilson has expressed an interest in "killing black people" and others besides whites, and they suspect Wilson was responsible for a road rage incident in April 2016 in St. Charles where a man pointed a gun at a black woman for no apparent reason while driving on Interstate 70, Czaplewski said.

Some Jews aren’t welcome in the ‘Jewish state’

The very obvious fact is that change is happening in many Western countries with regards to Jewish attitudes towards Israel and its occupation; criticism is growing. Emigration is on the rise too, with many “former Israelis” moving to Europe and the US permanently, some of whom express deep opposition to Zionism and the Zionist state. Even Goa in India attracts young Israelis with temporary or permanent residency permits keen to distance themselves from the “Jewish state”. It is ironic that Berlin has become a favourite destination for tens of thousands of young Israelis who have not found opportunities in Tel Aviv and other major cities.

>get your own ethno state

>complain that it's too racist for you

how the fuck are we supposed to get rid of jews like this?

China completes world’s longest sea bridge:55-kilometres(34 burger miles)

It took six years preparation, and eight years to build the 55-kilometre-long bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao. Major work on the bridge consisted of a 22.9-kilometre-long main bridge, a 6.7-kilometre-long tunnel and an artificial island off the bridge, which is considered the most technically demanding part of the whole construction.

China spent £12bn The bridge used 420,000 tonnes of steel which is enough to build 60 Eiffel Towers.

It bridge's total length is 55 kilometres (34 miles) making it 14 miles longer than the distance from Dover to Calais.

High IQ linked to higher risk of psychological disorders Depression, Anxiety, ADHD & Autism

A new peer-reviewed paper (published in the January 2018 issue of ScienceDirect) has shown that possessing a high intellect could be directly linked to several psychological disorders including Depression, Anxiety, ADHD and Autism. The study also suggests that an above average IQ could also have a large impact on physical health.

Tsien defines intelligence as, “the ability to self-discover knowledge and patterns from a world full of uncertainties and infinite possibilities,” whose mission it is to “solve various problems in their natural and social environments in order to survive and thrive”.

The highly intelligent individual has a remarkable capacity for seeing and internalizing these vast uncertainties, possibilities, and problems. This gift can either be a catalyst for empowerment and self-actualization or it can be a predictor of dysregulation and debilitation.

The study involved 3715 members of the American Mensa organization, 2213 that identified as male (60%), 1472 that identified as female (40%) (30 declined to provide a gender status). As a control, the study used national diagnosis data of the same conditions.

The following institutions are credited as being involved in this study: Department of Psychology, Pitzer College & Department of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Seattle Pacific University.

The Results (Percentage of confirmed diagnosis)

*Mood Disorders - National average 9.5% High Intelligence 26.8%

*Anxiety Disorders - National average 10.9% High Intelligence 20%

*ADHA - National average 4.1% High Intelligence 7.4%

*ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder ) - National average 1% High Intelligence 1.2%

*Depressive disorders - National average 6.7% High Intelligence 25.8%

*all with 95% CI

Anxiety disorders in this study included generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

The study also found that high intelligence could also potentially be linked to almost double the risk associated with autoimmune disease.

Brony on trial for molesting horse

>An Alabama teenager is in custody awaiting trial at the end of this month after he allegedly molested a horse multiple times, and the owner says he left behind evidence of his crime.

>Daniel Bennett, 18, of Irvington, allegedly told investigators with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office that he attempted to molest the animal, reported.

>The horse’s owner, Francine Janes, told WPMI that she discovered Bennett in the barn Thursday night after hearing her dogs barking.

>Janes said she and her husband, armed with a gun, found him hiding in one of the barn stalls. The owner said upon finding Bennett that he told her that he “likes horses” and “wanted to pet the horse.”

>Janes’ husband reportedly held Bennett at gunpoint until authorities arrived. Police said they discovered a trench coat with “burglar’s tools” inside that reportedly belonged to Bennett.

>Janes told police that she suspected Bennett inappropriately interacted with the horse several times in December and left evidence of his presence.

>“I would say seven maybe 10 times,” Janes told WPMI. “Toilet paper had been left. The hay stacks had been removed. Items had been turned over. And that’s as far as I want to go.”

>Bennett was charged with sexual misconduct, possessing burglar’s tools, and second-degree trespassing.

>Bennett made his initial court appearance Tuesday and is due back in court January 18 when his trial is scheduled to begin.

2 DETROIT muslim doctors cut off the gentitals off 100s of preteen girls

DETROIT - A Michigan doctor charged under federal law with female genital mutilation will be back in a Detroit courtroom Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Doctor Jumana Nagarwala is accused of cutting the genitals of two seven-year-old Minnesota girls who traveled to a Livonia clinic in February.

At Tuesday’s hearing, defense lawyers will ask a judge to review the conditions for Nagarwala’s release.

Her lawyer says the former emergency room physician was performing a religious rite of passage from her Indian heritage.

However, federal prosecutors disagree with the characterization of the procedure, which they say doesn’t have a medical benefit.

Shannon Smith, the lawyer for Dr. Nagarwala said, “While people in this country are not used to hearing about female circumcision, it really is far less than what is done to males every single day when no one has a problem with it."

Opponents to female genital mutilation say more must be done to prevent other young girls from undergoing the harmful practice.

Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy said, "There is absolutely no health benefit to doing this to little girls. This is about abusing them and depriving them of the capacity to have sexual pleasure, and in the name of keeping them pure."

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar were arrested in April after an alleged victim told FBI agents her parents brought her and another girl to Detroit for a "special girls trip." She said she was taken to the clinic with her friend because their "tummies hurt" and that the doctor would perform a procedure to "get the germs out."

During an investigation, authorities surmised the pair of doctors may have performed female genital mutilation on as many as 100 girls over the last 12 years.

DETROIT - A Michigan doctor charged under federal law with female genital mutilation will be back in a Detroit courtroom Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Doctor Jumana Nagarwala is accused of cutting the genitals of two seven-year-old Minnesota girls who traveled to a Livonia clinic in February.

At Tuesday’s hearing, defense lawyers will ask a judge to review the conditions for Nagarwala’s release.

Her lawyer says the former emergency room physician was performing a religious rite of passage from her Indian heritage.

However, federal prosecutors disagree with the characterization of the procedure, which they say doesn’t have a medical benefit.

Shannon Smith, the lawyer for Dr. Nagarwala said, “While people in this country are not used to hearing about female circumcision, it really is far less than what is done to males every single day when no one has a problem with it."

Opponents to female genital mutilation say more must be done to prevent other young girls from undergoing the harmful practice.

Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy said, "There is absolutely no health benefit to doing this to little girls. This is about abusing them and depriving them of the capacity to have sexual pleasure, and in the name of keeping them pure."

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, the Northville doctor accused of mutilating the genitalia of “countless” young girls, was released on $4.5 million unsecured bond Tuesday after seven months in jail.

Nagarwala, 44, was freed after more than a dozen friends came to federal court and pledged to pay the largest unsecured bond in Detroit federal court history if she flees while awaiting a June trial — the first trial nationwide involving female genital mutilation.

shills pretend to be goons in bid to troll entirety of 8chan to create chaos

this thread was created last night at 2am and was mysteriously deleted for no reason.

shills know 8chan is used to being shilled using more complex methods so they are reverting back to more simple and older trolling methods because they assume we have forgotten about them. their plan is to troll everyone on 8chan and create enough chaos to generate a huge amount of asshurt so that we become distracted and destabilized, because they want to disrupt the free flow of very important information everywhere by creating multiple tiny arguments in virtually every single thread. they want to slow down the discussion that takes place in every thread by possibly around 20-50% (my personal estimate) because around just about at before or at half way in every conversation/thread on 8chan they start to bullshit and create argument related derails. I will say this again just like I said it in the last thread. do not let them slide this thread. keep it bumped for days so that everyone can know their plan and stop it by being aware of it.

this information is of the utmost importance and everyone on 8chan should be aware of it. simply being aware of this ongoing attack is enough of vaccine to fight off this problem and I'm disgusted that this thread was deleted so shame on you mods. ( I sincerely hope you don't delete my thread again just because I'm wagging my finger at you )

I will include three images in this thread. 1. fake reddit goon image. 2. an image that outlines who (((they))) are. 3. an excellent shill education image for beginners that outlines many of (((their))) most commonly used tactics with some pretty nice tips and tricks and other more rare tactics mixed in. posting the anti shill image has had many anons banned from /pol/ before for seemingly no reason so it's a fairly good indicator that it's well made.

I'll also say this again:

God bless 8chan

God bless President Donald Trump

God bless The United States of America.

Semper Fidelis.

Knowing is Half the Battle. link requirement fulfilled, what am I supposed to post if it's about us? it IS a news story and a damn good one

There has been one previous thread about this article.

Daughter Suspected to be Behind Own Father’s Death, Body Found at Home

Federal Heights Police say an officer was sent to check on Mussack in his home at 10022 Eliot Circle that night he was reported missing. His daughter 45-year-old Dayna Jennings told the police that her father didn’t live there and that he lost his phone. She also told the police that she would call her uncle to let him know “what was going on.”

The brother of Mussack was still worried the following day because he still has not heard from his brother. Mussack’s son told the same thing.

The Federal Heights police came back to Mussack’s home the following day but Jennings told them that her father went to the mountains with his girlfriend and didn’t bring his phone.

I found my baby's father on Craigslist: Crazy Slut realises she's getting old

Ten months ago, thirty-something Jessica was eager to get pregnant. A series of relationships had failed so she tried a radically new approach - she posted an advert online. The outcome turned out to be far better than she had hoped.

The request was posted on Craigslist, a website better known for second-hand goods. The potential father needed to be over 5ft 9in manlets on suicide watch, under 40 and prepared to take an STD test. He would also be required to have "a few days of frequent sex".

A year earlier, Jessica had been in a long-term relationship with David. Like her, he wanted children… but he was in no rush.

"He was aimless. He wanted to wait until he felt better about his life and his career. You just think, 'Come on!'" Jessica says.

She had wanted children since she turned 30 and was envious of friends who were starting families. She was also shaken by a visit to her aunt in hospital. Her aunt didn't have children, and Jessica believed she had been ignored by doctors as there had been no-one to insist on better care.

"I thought there was a risk of me ending up in a similar situation if I had no kids of my own. They can act as insurance for when you get older."

Kids are obviously only good for looking after you, fucking psychopath.

She ended her relationship with David in March 2016 and almost immediately started dating her colleague, Scott. He was keen to have a baby, but after six months of trying they had nothing to show for it. So they went to a GP, who suggested blood tests - and while Jessica's results were clear, Scott's revealed a range of fertility issues.

"He didn't react well to the news and basically fell apart. I didn't feel I had the ability to support him through it," Jessica says. "Also I didn't really want to go through IVF."

She then started chatting to a single man on the website, until an insurmountable barrier got in the way - Brexit.

"He voted to leave Europe and I'm very much for remain," Jessica says. "I said, 'I'm not really sure we can parent like this.'"

Then she received an email from Ross.

"He was 33 and also lived in London. He said he'd had some disastrous relationships but he loved being an uncle and wanted children of his own," Jessica says.

They discovered they were of different faiths but agreed they wanted a "London approach" to religion.

"We agreed there was one God who loved pretty much everybody and we would want a child to be comfortable with people of any faith or no faith."


Teens Are ‘’Eating” Detergent in the Latest, Stupid Social Media Challenge

Detergents are made up of highly toxic ingredients in the pods that include ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and polymers. Manufacturers have always expressed warnings about toddlers mistakenly ingesting them, but strangely teens are deliberately popping them on their mouths for the purpose of posting videos online.

Teenagers have been posting videos showing them chewing and gagging on the small, colorful detergent pods and daring others to follow suit. Some social media users show themselves cooking the pods before eating them.

Residents In Michigan Shaken By Fireball In The Sky

One witness was panicked by what she saw in the sky Tuesday night. "I just saw a big ol' ball of fire falling, and I started screaming," Barbara Dwyer of Decatur, Michigan said. Dwyer saw the flash just after 8 p.m. as she was looking toward Kalamazoo. "It scared the heck out of me," she said.

Witnesses say the odd event all across the state and began sharing their experiences online through Twitter and other social apps like Twitch. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office and the Calhoun County Dispatch office both confirmed receiving numerous calls about the sightings of fireballs in the sky.

New California declares "independence" from rest of state

SACRAMENTO — With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood. CBS Sacramento reports they don't want to leave the United States, just California.

"Well, it's been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it, and we're rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California," said founder Robert Paul Preston.

The state of New California would incorporate most of the state's rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California.

But unlike other separation movements in the past, the state of New California wants to do things by the book, citing Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution and working with the state legislature to get it done, similar to the way West Virginia was formed.

The group is organized with committees and a council of county representatives, but say it will take 10 to 18 months before they are ready to fully engage with the state legislature.

This is not the first effort to split up California. In 2014, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper submitted signatures to put a measure that would split California in six separate states.

North California Man Shoots Mom To Death Over Video Game

A subsequent investigation revealed Mathew Nicholson was in his bedroom playing video games when he became upset and flew into a rage. Nicholson's mother came to see what was wrong and an argument ensued.

Police say it was during that argument that Nicholson broke his video game headset and blamed the accident on his mother. Next, Nicholson threatened to kill both his mother and father.

That is when Nicholson retrieved a handgun and used it to shoot two rounds into the wall before shooting his own mother in the head. Nicholson's father then wrestled the gun away from him and he fled to a relative's house in Riverbank.

He was located and stopped while driving, police took him into custody without incident and he was booked into Stanislaus County Jail for homicide with no bail.

Shackled California Kids Seen Marching At Night By Neighbours

Mike chose not to reveal his last name but told the Post that he would witness the bizarre occurrences between midnight and 3 a.m. "I thought they were like a cult," Mike said. He also said his wife referred to the children as clones because they "spoke robotically, in a monotone and at the same time."

The family moved from Murrieta to the nearby town of Perris in 2014 which is where the police arrested them after one of the children escaped and called 911. Investigators say they found a total of 13 children ranging in age from two to 29-years-old. When police initially met with the child who escaped and called 911, they said the girl was so tiny they thought she was 10-years-old instead of her actual age of 17.

Google is being sued over discrimination against conservative white males

Google has been accused of discriminating against conservative white men in a class action lawsuit filed by two former engineers.

The duo say they want to represent all staff discriminated against due to their "perceived conservative political views, male gender and Caucasian race

James Damore, fired last year over a controversial memo, is behind the suit.

His memo argued there were few women in top jobs at the firm due to biological differences between men and women.

Mr Damore and David Gudeman, another former engineer at the firm, filed the suit at Santa Clara Superior Court in California.

A spokesperson for Google said they "look forward to defending against Mr Damore's lawsuit in court."

A separate case filed by three women who used to work at Google, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work, was dismissed last month, but has been refiled in an amended form.

Mr Damore and Mr Gudeman claim in their lawsuit that Google employs illegal hiring quotas to fill posts with women and minorities.

They accuse the company of failing to protect employees with conservative views, including supporting US President Donald Trump.

Their lawsuit says the men were "openly threatened and subjected to harassment and retaliation" at the company, which they describe as an "ideological echo chamber".

It says Google "openly shames" managers who fail to meet goals, even booing them at meetings.

memo that got them fired

Rape case collapses after 'cuddling' photos emerge

A rape case has collapsed after images emerged of the accused and his alleged victim "cuddling" in bed together.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) offered no evidence against Samson Makele at Snaresbrook Crown Court, 17 months after he was arrested.

The photos were discovered on his phone by a defence expert but had not been disclosed by police or prosecutors

According to his lawyers, the CPS said after he had been charged that apart from text messages between the pair, there was nothing else of relevance on the phone.

The defence commissioned its own expert to examine the device and a report containing details of the images was sent to the CPS on 5 January.

Trump wants more immigrants from countries like Norway,not "shit-hole" places like Africa & Haiti

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.

Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday. The president, according to a White House official, also suggested he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries because he felt they help the United States economically.

In addition, the president singled out Haiti, telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said.

“Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting. “Take them out.”

Lawmakers were taken aback by the comments, according to people familiar with their reactions.

A White House spokesman defended Trump’s position on immigration without directly addressing his remarks. White House officials did not dispute the account.

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said on Twitter that Trump’s remarks “are further proof that his Make America Great Again Agenda is really a Make America White Again agenda.

It as also reported last year that Trump allegely said that alot of immigrants from Haiti have AIDS.

Catherine Deneuve & 99 other prominent French women attack #MeToo as unfair to men

Catherine Deneuve joined 99 other prominent French women in a letter last week accusing the Hollywood anti-abuse campaign of censorship and intolerance

100 of them signed an open letter published in Le Monde offering an alternative view of the #MeToo campaign and drawing attention to what they regard as rampant censorship in feminist ranks. In signing the letter, the French film star Catherine Deneuve set the feminist world ablaze.

They think the campaign by the #MeToo movement to tackle sexual harassment represents a “puritanical … wave of purification”; that “rape is a crime, but trying to seduce someone, even persistently or cackhandedly, is not, nor is being gentlemanly a macho attack”.

They went on to proclaim that “what began as freeing women up to speak has today turned into the opposite – we intimidate people into speaking ‘correctly’, shout down those who don’t fall into line, and those women who refused to bend [to the new realities] are regarded as complicit and traitors”.

In other words, these 100 French women, representing many more in France, argue that this new puritanism reeks of Stalinism and its “thought police”, not of true democracy. What they refuse to countenance is an image of women “as poor little things, this Victorian idea that women are mere children who have to be protected”, the same one extolled by religious fundamentalists and reactionaries.

“As women, we do not recognise ourselves in this feminism, which beyond denouncing the abuse of power takes on a hatred of men and of sexuality.”

Partly lost in translation, the letter was vilified on social networks, its authors accused by some of being “lobotomised” by their “internalised misogyny” (according to Asia Argento), and more generally for being “rape apologists”, “too old and decrepit to understand women’s issues today”, for being “over-privileged”, for being “stuck in the 1960s and 1970s”.

The letter’s authors did not do themselves any favours by writing of men’s “right to pester” women.

Last week an opera director in Florence decided to change the end of Bizet’s Carmen so that Carmen now kills her murderer. Ridley Scott edited out Kevin Spacey from his latest film and reshot his scenes with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World. Art critics questioned on the BBC whether to boycott the Gauguin exhibition in London because the painter slept with under-age Tahitians. Others want to rewrite Sleeping Beauty so that the final kiss is a consented one.

Since Deneuve signed the letter, Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour has suddenly been described as a rape apologist film, to be banned from cinemas. “This new feminism is now serving the interests of cultural revisionism and doesn’t know when or where to stop,” says Chiche.

US Jews to Israel: Deporting negro jews back to Africa ‘betrays Jewish values’

ADL, HIAS express 'grave concerns' over new plan that would see migrants and asylum seekers flown to unnamed third countries against their will

Two American Jewish organizations expressed “grave concerns” on Monday over Israel’s plan to deport thousands of African migrants and asylum seekers, telling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the controversial plan betrayed Jewish values.

“The sweeping nature of this deportation scheme, coupled with the extreme difficulty to access the Israeli asylum system is having a devastating impact on the refugee community in Israel and betrays the core values that we, as Jews, share,” said the letter sent by the heads of the Anti-Defamation League and the leading Jewish immigration advocacy group, HIAS.

There are approximately 38,000 Africans in Israel who consider themselves asylum seekers, according to the Interior Ministry. Most arrived between 2006 and 2012, and the vast majority are Sudanese or Eritrean. Many live in South Tel Aviv, and some residents and activists have blamed them for rising crime rates and lobbied the government for deportation.

Japanese city on alert for deadly fugu blowfish

A Japanese city has broadcast emergency warnings to prevent people consuming blowfish, after potentially deadly portions were mistakenly sold.

A local supermarket in Gamagori city sold five packets of fugu fish without removing the livers, which contain poison.

Three have been found but two remain missing.

The delicacy is so poisonous that the smallest mistake in its preparation can be fatal.

Each year there are several cases of fugu poisoning in the country, but not all are lethal.

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Former sports doctor Larry Nassar's alleged victims recount sex abuse as youngsters

One after one, gymnasts and other alleged victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma Larry Nassar inflicted on them as children — one with the warning that "little girls don't stay little forever."

Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing. Many of them cried as they told their stories. Some requested that their identities not be made public. The judge consoled the victims and said they should not blame themselves.

"I testified to let the world know that you are a repulsive liar and those 'treatments' were pathetically veiled sexual abuse," one victim, Kyle Stephens, said to the 54-year-old Nassar, who bowed his head with his eyes closed or looked away as she and others spoke.

ICE and HSI Indict Bonanno Crime Family Boss and 9 La Cosa Nostra Members in Major Mafia Sweep

Ten total members who are described as all being “leadership roles” of the crime families are now in custody following a widespread investigation which was led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York, who were working jointly with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, the New York City Police Department (NYPD), and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).

The 10 Mobsters are being charged with racketeering and other offenses in connection with the activities of the organized crime families of La Cosa Nostra.

The indictments state that the eight members of the Bonanno Family: Acting Boss Joseph Cammarano, Jr., Consigliere John Zancocchio, Joseph Sabella, George Tropiano, Albert Armetta, Domenick Miniero, Joseph Santapaolo, and Simone Esposito; all have been charged with a major racketeering conspiracy involving a brutal and violent crimes.

Those crimes committed by the Mobsters include extortion, loansharking, wire and mail fraud, narcotics distribution, and conspiracy to commit murder.

Feminazi Margaret Atwood(The Handmaid's Tale)calls #metoo a witch hunt

Margaret Atwood as an enemy of feminism is a tough concept to get your head around. She is, after all, the author of The Handmaid's Tale, the universally acclaimed dystopian fantasy in which women are enslaved to men. Her impressive body of work – one that has profoundly informed the feminist zeitgeist – is a 50-year-long attack on misogyny and the patriarchal state. Ms. Atwood is probably the leading feminist author in the world. So what happened?

What happened is that the Revolution has entered a new phase. Having vanquished the reactionaries, the Jacobins are sending the moderates to the guillotine. The buildings must be razed so that society can begin anew. Everyone who isn't for them is against them. Moderates like Ms. Atwood, with their odious ideas about due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, are traitors to the Revolution.

Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey accused of racism: report

The head of a security company that worked on the set of the Netflix’s “House of Cards” accused disgraced Hollywood star Kevin Spacey of racism, the Daily Mail reported on Monday.

Earl Blue, the head of VIP Protective Service and Navy veteran, told the Mail exclusively that Spacey would refuse to acknowledge the black team members and made racist remarks.

Blue said Spacey was overheard by some of his employees telling a member of his personal security team, “I don't want n—–s watching my trailer,” referring to the Netflix show in which he played the lead role, Frank Underwood.

Blue, 51, cited “confidentiality” as the reason why he waited four years to come forward, but told the paper it came “to the point where people are being harmed, enough is enough.”

Blue said his company’s contract was not renewed despite receiving no complaints and being told by representatives of the Knight Takes King– the company that hired them– that they were “really pleased.”

Chinese police dynamite Christian megachurch

Chinese police officers have demolished one of the country's largest evangelical churches this week, using heavy machinery and dynamite to raze the building where more than 50,000 Christians worshipped.

The Golden Lampstand Church in Shanxi province in mainland China was one of at least two Christian churches demolished by authorities in recent weeks, part of what critics describe as a national effort to regulate spiritual life in China.

Under President Xi Jinping, the government has destroyed churches or removed their steeples and crosses as part of a campaign that reflects the Communist Party's long-standing fear that Christianity, viewed as a Western philosophy, is a threat to the party's authority.

Global Times, a state newspaper, described the building's destruction as part of a "citywide campaign to remove illegal buildings," and quoted an unidentified official as saying that the church had been "secretly" constructed without proper permits and was initially disguised as a warehouse.

Members of the megachurch, however, have previously clashed with authorities, including in 2009 when the police confiscated Bibles and imprisoned several of the congregation's leaders.

On Tuesday, officers of the People's Armed Police, a state paramilitary organisation, detonated explosives in the church's underground sanctuary and destroyed the rest of the building, according to ChinaAid, a US watchdog group that monitors religious freedom in China.

"The repeated persecution of Golden Lampstand Church demonstrates that the Chinese government has no respect for religious freedom or human rights," said Bob Fu, the group's founder.

ChinaAid said that the building was built by married evangelists Wang Xiaoguang and Yang Rongli with nearly $4 million in contributions from local Christians, but that it had never been registered with authorities, a legal requirement.

Officially, Chinese citizens are free to practise the religion of their choice, but the government tightly controls spiritual life.

On December 27, authorities also demolished a Catholic church in Shaanxi province, according to ChinaAid.

More than 60 million Christians live in China, at least half of whom worship in unregistered churches.

Dramatic video shows Georgia firefighter catching child dropped from burning building

A Georgia firefighter is being hailed as a hero after dramatic video earlier this month captured him catching a child being thrown from a burning apartment.

The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department uploaded the video to Facebook Sunday showing Cpt. Scott Stroup catching a child thrown away from the inferno by her father on Jan. 3, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

The video shows Stroup catching the girl and then carrying her away in a blanket to safety before collapsing to his knees.

Pedophile who Molested 6 Kids in Oakland Released, Busted AGAIN with 100,000 Child Porn Images

Just taking one look at this vicious creature's face assures that this bust helps protect children across the nation, without even looking at his past criminal record.

The suspect, in this case, 55-year-old Davey Wayen Hudson, has a prolonged history of crimes against innocent children, with six prior offenses (yes, this man has six total convictions on his record and somehow was released).

A website which has a major Sex Offender Registry, known as Home Facts shows that Hudson has been convicted in the past of the molestation of children, with six individual charges prior to this current arrest, as can be seen below:

Police: 'Dignitaries' disrupted Sandy Hook massacre scene

After the 2012 school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, police officials not involved in the investigation and "dignitaries" were allowed into the building and potentially contaminated the crime scene by stepping on bullet casings and glass shards that had yet to be processed as evidence, according to a report state police released Friday on their response to the mass shooting.

The long-awaited report concludes state police handled the response effectively, but it recommends improvements to protecting crime scene integrity, dealing with victims' families and other issues. A 2013 report on the response by Newtown police said that department responded rapidly and followed policy.

Gunman Adam Lanza killed his mother at their Newtown home before shooting his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, and killing 20 first-graders, six educators and himself. Investigators never found a clear motive but said Lanza suffered mental health problems and was obsessed with mass shootings.

UKIP leaders GF says about Markle:Blacks are ugly,she'll taint royal bood,dumb little commoner

The leader of Britain’s anti-immigration, pro-Brexit U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) says he ended his relationship with his girlfriend after she made racist remarks about Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s fiancée.

Henry Bolton said his relationship with Jo Marney was "obviously quite incompatible” with his leadership of the party, the BBC reported.

It came after Marney, 25, described American actress Markle, who is biracial, as a “dumb little commoner” and said “her seed with (sic) taint our royal family" in text messages to a friend published by The Mail on Sunday newspaper.

Marney also wrote that ethnic minorities were “pushing their way to the top slowly slowly. Next will be a Muslim PM. And a black king.”

She also called black people “ugly.”

When her friend accused her of being racist, she wrote: "Lol so what… Not wanting other races and cultures to invade your own culture doesn’t mean I hate their race. Just means I don’t want their cultures invading mine,” according to the Mail on Sunday

Bolton, 54, left his wife for Marney, a former soft porn model and self-described actor and music journalist, who he met soon before Christmas, according to the Mail on Sunday.

Aryan Nations gang member shot Tennessee officer, is on the loose, police say

A man listed in a database as an Aryan Nations gang member shot an officer and is on the run, police in Tennessee said.

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch told news outlets the man opened fire on Officer David Williams with a shotgun Thursday night as Williams attempted to stop him for speeding. Rausch identified the suspect as 31-year-old Ronnie Lucas Wilson.

Wilson fired at the officer while in his car, and then got out and continued firing, Rausch said. Williams suffered a wound to his shoulder.

Rausch said the officer is not believed to have fired his weapon.

Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl's hijab 'did not happen'

Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl's hijab never happened.

The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her hijab off.

Toronto police now say the incident, which they were treating as a hate crime, "did not happen".

The investigation sparked a national outcry, including from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who expressed his concern on Twitter.

"After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen," the police said in a brief press release on Monday morning. "The investigation is concluded."

Israel slams Palestinian leader Abbas for anti-Trump speech

Israel's defense minister says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has "lost his senses" following his fiery speech against President Donald Trump.

Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that Abbas has given up on the prospect of negotiations and is opting instead for a confrontation with both Israel and the United States.

Abbas sharply escalated his rhetoric in a speech on Sunday, lashing out at Trump over recent policy moves, such as recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Abbas also slammed Trump's recent Twitter comment threatening to cut American aid.

Abbas said to Trump: "Yehreb Beitak," which literally translates as "may your house be demolished."

In colloquial Palestinian Arabic, the phrase can have different connotations, from a harsh to a casual insult, but its use in a widely watched speech seemed jarring.

Consumer watchdog considering repeal of payday lending rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to reconsider a key set of rules enacted last year that would have protected consumers against harmful payday lenders.

The bureau, which came under control of the Trump administration late last year, said in a statement Tuesday that it plans to take a second look at the payday lending rules. While the bureau did not submit a proposal to repeal the rules outright, the statement opens the door for the bureau to start the process of revising or even repealing the regulations. The bureau also said it would grant waivers to companies as the first sets of regulations going into effect later this year.

“We have been worried that the CFPB could revisit these rules. We just didn’t expect it so soon,” said Lauren Saunders with the National Consumer Law Center.

The cornerstone of the rules enacted last year would have been that lenders must determine, before giving a loan, whether a borrower can afford to repay it in full with interest within 30 days. The rules would have also capped the number of loans a person could take out in a certain period of time.

If allowed to go into effect, the rule would have had a substantial negative impact on the payday lending industry, where annual interest rates on loans can exceed 300 percent.

Black Death spread by humans, vindicating rats

One of the worst pandemics in human history, the Black Death, along with a string of plague outbreaks that occurred during the 14th to 19th centuries, was spread by human fleas and body lice, a new study suggests.

It was previously suggested that rodents, whose fleas can also transmit the bacteria behind the plague, were the main culprits behind Europe's second pandemic of the disease that saw a string of outbreaks occur in succession.

Plague is caused by infection with the bacterium Yersinia pestis and is typically spread through the bite of infected fleas, frequently carried by rats, causing bubonic plague. Symptoms include painful, swollen lymph nodes, called bubos, as well as fever, chills and coughing.

Turkey is no longer a free country, according to global rights report

Political and civil rights in Turkey have degraded so severely under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that it is no longer a free country, according to a new report on freedoms around the world.

The annual Freedom in the World report, produced by the US NGO Freedom House, has classified Turkey as “not free” for the first time since the report series began in 1999. It had lost its status as “partly free” due to a slide in political and civil rights.

Freedom House pointed to Mr Erdogan’s widespread crackdown in the wake of a failed 2016 coup and the disputed referendum in 2017 which gave the Turkish president widespread new powers.

The report also criticised Mr Erdogan for sacking elected mayors and replacing them with political allies and for “arbitrary prosecutions of rights activists and other perceived enemies of the state”.

Christian group's lawsuit against University of Iowa pits freedom of religion against gay rights

A conservative Christian student group’s lawsuit against the University of Iowa is pitting the right to religious beliefs and the institution’s policies barring discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The 10-member group called the Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) waged a legal challenge last December after the university suspended their activities on campus over the denial of a leadership position to a gay student.

The Christian group said anyone can become a member, but the leaders must affirm a statement of faith that rebukes homosexuality, which is within their rights according to laws guaranteeing freedom of religion.

In the lawsuit, the group says it "cannot and will not ask leaders who do not share its beliefs to lead members in prayer or to convey those beliefs."

Japan city uses emergency system to recall blowfish packages

A city in central Japan used its emergency loudspeaker system in an attempt to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a fifth one contained the potentially deadly liver.

No one has died. The fish, known as fugu, is an expensive winter delicacy but requires a license to prepare because of the dangers of mishandling. The fugu's liver is mostly toxic and banned.

Regional health officials said Tuesday a supermarket in Gamagori sold five packages of assorted blowfish meat on Monday. The inclusion of the liver in the package could have contaminated the other meat with the fugu poison. Health officials say fugu poison cannot be removed by washing or cooking.

Health authorities found that the store had been selling the liver of the particular kind of blowfish, called "yorito fugu," or blunthead puffer, for years, saying it's nearly non-toxic, health ministry official Yohei Ohashi said. No health problems have been reported from past consumption of the liver sold at the store, he said.

In unusual move, White House to ask Supreme Court to rule on DACA before appeals court

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will rush to the U.S. Supreme Court within a few days by skipping over a federal appeals court, hoping for quick action in the legal battle over shutting down the DACA program.

"It's an extremely unusual request, one that is granted once in a blue moon," said Tom Goldstein, publisher of the SCOTUSBlog website. "It's a signal by the Trump administration that they take this issue incredibly seriously and think the justices should, too."

A federal judge ruled Jan. 9 that the government could not end the program on March 6, as President Donald Trump proposed to do. DACA allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to America as children to remain in the U.S., study in school and get work permits.

4 South Carolina officers shot after responding to domestic violence call; 1 in 'very critical' cond

Four South Carolina officers were rushed to the hospital today after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call late-Monday night, authorities said.

The officers responded minutes before 10:30 p.m. to the call from a home on tree-lined Farrier Lane in York County, South Carolina, county sheriff’s office spokesman Trent Faris said today.

York is about 25 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina.

"We could really use your prayers and we could really use your thoughts right now for those officers," Faris said. "Our main concern is for our guys that are in the hospital right now."

Faris described one officer as being in "very critical" condition.

He and two others officers were either in surgery or awaiting surgery, Faris said this morning, adding that the fourth officer had come out of surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Faris said a dispatcher took a 911 call placed at around 1 a.m., describing a man "actively assaulting a female at the home.”

Flu kills San Jose mom, 40, who liked to run marathons

A 40-year-old San Jose mother of three died only two days after coming down with the flu, according to news reports.

A service attended by 500 mourners was held over the weekend for Katie Denise Oxley Thomas, one of 42 Californians under 65 who have died from the disease since flu season began Oct. 1, state health officials say.

Most of the victims have been adults, and most (70 percent) haven't been vaccinated, officials say.

Thomas' death on Jan. 4 stunned her family. How could this happen to a robust, athletic woman who liked to run marathons?

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Lewandowski: There Was No Trump-Russia Collusion, But Clinton Campaign Was a 'Different Story'

On "Outnumbered Overtime" on Tuesday, Corey Lewandowski said Steve Bannon owes Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner an apology for characterizing a meeting they attended with Russian officials as "treasonous."

In a new book, Bannon allegedly described the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower – which was attended by Trump Jr., Kushner and Paul Manafort – as “treasonous,” “unpatriotic” and "bad s***."

Lewandowski, a former Trump campaign manager, said Trump Jr. and Kushner are "American patriots," and they are owed an apology by Bannon.

He pointed out that Bannon later clarified his remarks were aimed at Manafort, an experienced political operative who he said should have known better than to take the meeting.

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Acosta Suggests WH Doctor Could Be Withholding Information About Trump’s Health

CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked Physician to the President Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson if he was withholding negative information about the president’s health from reporters during Tuesday’s press briefing.

Acosta, who has previously questioned Trump’s mental state, seemed surprised that the president’s physical did not produce any negative results.

“One question,” Acosta posed to Jackon. “There isn’t anything that’s part of the president’s health records or his overall physical fitness or any medications that he’s taking that you’re not permitted to tell us? Is there anything you’re keeping from us for privacy reasons?”

Jackson assured Acosta that there was no information about Trump’s health being withheld, negative or otherwise.

“I can promise there is nothing that I am withholding from you. I can tell you, I’ve done the last four or five of these,” Jackson replied. “I’ve been involved in probably the last six or seven of these and this is hands down more information that has been put forth by any other assessment to date.”


Sen. Dick Durbin: I’m Working ‘Full Time’ for DACA Illegal Aliens

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) says his sole focus in Congress is making sure illegal aliens are given amnesty to remain permanently in the United States.

In comments on Monday, Durbin said it is illegal aliens, not his Illinois constituents, who he is working “full time” and around the clock for.

Durbin said:

>Listen, politics ain’t beanbag. When you get into tough, complicated, contentious issues, sometimes rhetoric gets very fiery. If you don’t have a tough skin, this is not a good business to get into. I know what happened. I stand behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting. I’m focused on one thing — not that meeting — but on making sure that those who are being protected by DACA and eligible for the DREAM Act have a future in America. I am focused on that full time. [Emphasis added]

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Rick Springfield says he wants people contemplating suicide to 'know that the moment will pass'

Rock music icon Rick Springfield is speaking out about his decades-long battle with depression – which he says led him to contemplate suicide on multiple occasions – in hopes that his story will give others suffering from the disease "hope."

"I want them to have hope … and know that the moment will pass," Springfield, 68, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Paula Faris. "I'm an example of the moment passing, because I've been there a couple of times, and haven't … for want of a better phrase, pulled the trigger."

The Australian musician, who skyrocketed to fame in the 1980's with his hits like "Jesse's Girl" and "I've Done Everything for You," has opened up about his battle with depression before, writing about a failed suicide attempt at age 16 in his autobiography, "Late, Late at Night."

"I put the noose around the thing, and stood on a chair, and kicked it away, and hung there for a while, until I started to lose consciousness," Springfield told Faris of his adolescent suicide attempt.

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Inside the ‘horror house’ couple’s bizarre Disney vacations

This fairy tale had a dark side.

The mom and dad accused of starving their 13 kids and keeping some chained up inside their California home look like fairy godparents in family vacation photos showing them smiling with their kids on Disney trips.

Snaps posted to parents David and Lousie’s joint Facebook account in 2010, 2011 and 2012 show the-then-12-strong clan smiling with Mickey Mouse and posing in front of the park’s iconic castle.

The parents apparently sprang for swag at the theme park’s stores too — the younger girls wore matching pink shirts depicting a character from the Disney television show “Wizards of Waverly Place,” while the older girls are wearing shirts with Mickey and Minnie Mouse hugging. The three boys have matching “Toy Story” t-shirts.

Photos of the trips were posted every few months, but it is unclear how many times the family went to the theme park because they are only wearing two sets of clothes in all the photos. Earlier pictures posted in 2010 and 2011 show them in matching red shirts, while the later photos depict the family in Disney gear.

The trips appear to have come around the same time the family was filing for bankruptcy in 2011.

Tickets to the park were $74 to $80 per person in that year, according to the company’s Web site.

Police arrested David and Louise on Monday after their 17-year-old daughter escaped their Perris, Calif., home and called 911 to alert police her siblings ages 2-29 were being held captive — some shackled to household furniture.


Apple Supplier Workers Describe Noxious Hazards at China Factory

At a Catcher Technology Co. manufacturing complex in the Chinese industrial city of Suqian, about six hours’ drive from Shanghai, workers stand for up to 10 hours a day in hot workshops slicing and blasting iPhone casings for Apple Inc., handling noxious chemicals sometimes without proper gloves or masks.

These conditions – some described in a report Tuesday by advocacy group China Labor Watch and others in Bloomberg News interviews with Catcher workers – show the downside of a high-tech boom buoying the world’s second-largest economy. Chinese recruiters play up the chance to build advanced consumer electronics to attract the millions of typically impoverished, uneducated laborers without whom the production of iPhones and other digital gadgets would be impossible.

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DHS secretary says Trump used 'tough' language on immigration but denies hearing specific slurs

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told senators Tuesday she "did not hear" President Donald Trump say the specific word "shithole" during a meeting with lawmakers last week that she attended.

"I did not hear that word used, no sir," Nielsen testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, when asked if Trump used that word or similar language to disparage African countries in the meeting with Trump and lawmakers on immigration policy.

"The conversation was very impassioned, I don't dispute that the President was using tough language, others in the room were also using tough language," Nielsen said.

"I was struck more by the fact that the conversation – although passionate and appropriately so – had gotten to a place where many people in the room were using inappropriate language in the oval office in front of the President. That's what struck me," she added later.

Upon repeated questioning about the specific wording from Democrats, Nielsen grew frustrated when Sen. Richard Blumenthal tried again.

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‘New California’ declares independence from state, blames high taxes & poor services

A group hoping to breakaway from California because of high taxes and their unhappiness with how the state is run has declared independence for ‘New California.’

The group’s leaders released a Declaration of Independence on Monday in the hopes that it will eventually lead to independence from the state capitol, Sacramento.

Unlike the Calexit movement, which is looking for independence from the United States for the entire state of California, the New California group wants to remain a part of the US but it no longer wants to be governed by the state of California.

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Pope warns world is one step away from nuclear war

His comment, made as he flew off for a visit to Chile and Peru, came after Hawaii issued a false missile alert that provoked panic in the U.S. state and highlighted the risk of possible unintended nuclear war with North Korea.

Asked if he was worried about the possibility of nuclear war, Pope Francis said: “I think we are at the very limit. I am really afraid of this. One accident is enough to precipitate things.”

He did not mention Hawaii or North Korea.

Pope Francis has often flagged the danger of nuclear warfare and in November he appeared to harden the Catholic Church’s teaching against nuclear weapons, saying countries should not stockpile them even for the purpose of deterrence.

As reporters boarded his plane bound for Chile, Vatican officials handed out a photograph taken in 1945 that shows a young Japanese boy carrying his dead brother on his shoulders following the U.S. nuclear attack on Nagasaki.

“I was moved when I saw this. The only thing I could think of adding were the words ‘the fruit of war’,” Francis said, referring to a caption put on the back of the image.

“I wanted to have it reprinted and distributed because an image like this can be more moving than a thousand words. That is why I wanted to share it with you,” he said.

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NAACP Says MLK’s Vision Can’t Be Achieved Without Fighting Global Warming

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing King’s vision of a society free of racial injustice can’t be achieved without addressing warming.

“We see climate change as a civil rights issue,” Jacqueline Patterson, head of the NAACP’s environmental and climate justice program, said in an online radio spot for the Yale Center for Environmental Connection.

Environmental activists have been increasingly framing global warming as a matter of “environmental justice,” since “minority and low-income populations are disproportionately affected by global warming,” Patterson told Yale’s online radio Climate Connections.

Traditionally, such concerns focused on traditional pollutants from factories or vehicles, but the NAACP is expanding it to carbon dioxide, which scientists blame for warming the Earth in recent decades.

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How The FBI Tried To Discredit Martin Luther King Jr.

The FBI's campaign against King was highlighted in tens of thousands of declassified FBI memos from the 1960's and Congressional hearings were even held on the FBI's harassment of the black leader in the 1970's. This most recent file is not the first time FBI information about King's sex life has been made public.

During the Congressional hearing, it was learned the FBI wiretapped King's home and recorded information about his affairs which they then tried to use against him. Trump ordered the release of all documents from the Kennedy investigation and among them was a 20-page file that profiles King during his historic campaign for civil rights.

The dossier is dated three weeks before his assassination on April 4, 1968, and says, "The course King chooses to follow at this critical time could have a momentous impact on the future of race relations in the United States. And for that reason, this paper has been prepared to give some insight into the nature of the man himself as well as the nature of his views, goals, objectives, tactics and the reasons therefor."

Putin's survey shows 83% of Russians think Sex between men is disgusting

An overwhelming majority of Russians believe it is 'reprehensible' for people of the same gender to have sex, a new poll says, charting growing intolerance towards same-sex relationships in the past 20 years.

The independent Levada Center survey released on Thursday serves as the latest sociological evidence of increasing homophobia in the country.

In Thursday’s poll, 83 percent of respondents said it was “always reprehensible” or "almost always reprehensible” for two adults of the same gender to have sexual relations.

Previous surveys showed that the number of Russians against gay sex has progressively increased, from 68 percent in 1998 to 76 percent in 2008.

This year, only 8 percent of respondents said there was nothing objectionable about sexual relations between adults of the same gender.

Levada also found that while people under 31 years of age were much more tolerant of same-sex relations than older generations in 2008, that distinction has now disappeared.

The pollster also tracked a slight growth in intolerance towards extramarital affairs — 68 percent — and abortions — 35 percent — over the two decades.

Levada carried out the survey among 1,600 people in 48 Russian regions on Dec. 15-20.

Nigger day

Habby Nigger day

>OKLAHOMA CITY — Today Oklahoma State Conference National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has called for a meeting with Warner town officials concerning what the NAACP said in all-caps city employees had called “NIGGER DAY.”

>“As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches, and the State has standing proclamation for Martin Luther King Day, some City officials/employees of Warner, OK are calling MLK Day, the ‘Nigger Day,' and said that in Warner they call it ‘James Earl Ray Day.’

>James Earl Ray was Martin Luther King Jr.‘s assassin. MuskogeeNOW earlier misheard the last name as “Rat,” but the speaker was saying “Ray.”

Friends now considered badwrong

Ahh, Friends. The US sitcom that took over the world.

Millennials may look back fondly to the heady days of the ultimate 20-something Manhattan lifestyle enjoyed by our favourite flatmates - Monica, Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel and Phoebe. But nearly a quarter of a century - yikes! - since the show began, a new generation of fans are discovering the hit show for the first time on Netflix.

And some of them are clearly finding it a bit uncomfortable.

Freelance writer James Baldock, who wrote about the Friends issue in Metro, told BBC News the backlash against Friends "was inevitable". "People my age tend to think of Friends as 'current', but it's as steeped in nostalgia as, say, Miami Vice was 10 or 15 years ago."

Writer Rebecca Reid told BBC Radio 5 live she "couldn't believe how badly it has aged".

"The homophobia is staggering - the punchline of every joke about Ross is that his ex-wife is a lesbian, as if that's some failing of his and that it's hilarious that she's a lesbian"

"The sexism's pretty rampant as well… [and] it's the whitest show in the whole world."

Charlottesville denies white nationalists' anniversary rally permits for next year

The city of Charlottesville, Va., has reportedly rejected the applications of white nationalists seeking permits to host a Unite the Right rally on the anniversary of this year's deadly event, citing public safety concerns.

The city turned down five special-event permit applications in and around the park that is home to the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, city spokeswoman Miriam Dickler told The Daily Progress on Monday.

“The proposed demonstration or special event presents a danger to public safety and it cannot be accommodate within a reasonable allocation of city funds and/or police resources,” the notices say, according to the paper.

The decision comes after white supremacist groups converged on the college town in August, carrying tiki torches and Confederate flags, while chanting "Jews will not replace us" and other racist slogans.

The hate groups, protesting the removal of the monument, clashed with counterprotesters as violent street brawls erupted.

The event took a bloody turn after one man linked with the white supremacist groups allegedly drove his car into a crowd of people, killing one woman and injuring at least 19 others.

Jason Kessler, the rally's organizer and a self-described “pro-white” activist, submitted the applications late last month, saying the anniversary event aimed to memorialize “the sacrifices made by political dissidents” in August and “rally against civil rights abuse,” according to the report.

President Trump came under fire for blaming "both sides" for the violence, fueling outraged critics who said he failed to condemn racism after saying there were "fine people" on both sides.

Trump left aide behind at McDonald's after aide's order took too long

The book, "Let Trump Be Trump," is co-authored by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and deputy campaign manager David Bossie. In it, the two detail a time Trump ordered Nunberg to be left behind at the fast food restaurant because Nunberg's custom burger was taking too long.

“Leave him,” Trump reportedly said. “Let’s go.”

Trump was a voracious consumer of fast food during the campaign, according to the book, with restaurants such as McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken topping the president's list.

“On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke,” the authors write in the book, according to the Post.

Billionaire heiress,says"hurry up jew"at coat check,Jewesses'son gets mad,she smashes glass in face

Disheveled daughter of Redskins owner appears in court after spending the night in a holding cell for anti-Semitic assault on New Year's Eve as she faces SEVEN years in prison

Jacqueline Cooke, 29, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday after being arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly assaulting a lawyer

She is facing a felony charge of assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon after allegedly bashing Matthew Haberkorn with a Lulu Guinness clutch

The incident occurred on New Year's Eve outside the Upper East Side eatery Caravaggio, and the charges carries a maximum sentence of seven years

Haberkorn's daughter began filming the incident after her father confronted Cooke about allegedly saying 'hurry up Jew' to his mother at coat check

A spokesperson with the NYPD said that the investigation is ongoing and that the Hate Crimes Task Force is involved

Cooke, whose late father Jack Kent Cooke owned the Redskins and LA Lakers, had claimed she was not out on New Year's Eve just hours before her arrest

The millionaire heiress who is accused of hurling anti-Semitic slurs at a 77-year-old grandmother before attacking the woman's son outside a restaurant on New Year's Eve appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday.

Jacqueline Cooke, 29, was dragged off in handcuffs on Wednesday afternoon and booked at the 19th Precinct station in Manhattan's Upper East Side at 4:30pm.

The lawyer, who lives with his family in Redwood City, California, claims that the trouble with Cooke began when his mother was getting her coat after their meal at Caravaggio.

'Hurry up, Jew,' Cooke said to the 77-year-old grandmother claims Haberkorn.

'Hurry up Jew, I got places to be.'

Haberkorn decided to confront Cooke about the statement outside he said, and that is when she bashed him in the head with her mirrored Lulu Guinness clutch at around 11:45pm according to an NYPD spokesperson.

shills play the role of goons to wreak chaotic butthurt across 8ch in pathetic try to destabilize us

shills are pretending to be goons and trolling us in the most simple and stupid ways possible because we are so used to more complicated shilling tactics, so they are using the most basic trolling methods to create infighting to distract us with butthurt and chaos. don't fall for it 8chan. don't let (((them))) win. don't let this thread get slid. bump it for days and days so that all may be aware of this shilling. God bless 8chan. God bless President Donald Trump. God bless America.

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12 Charged For Feeding Homeless In California

According to the California Department of Health, the recent hepatitis A outbreak that is killing people around the country is largely attributed to the homeless, "The outbreak is being spread person-to-person and through contact with a fecally contaminated environment."

The CDH also said, " The outbreak is caused by related strains of the same hepatitis A virus genotype (IB), which is not commonly seen in the United States but is common in the Mediterranean region, South Africa, and Turkey. The majority of people infected in this outbreak are homeless, use illicit drugs (injected or noninjected), or both."

Thanks to the open borders and sanctuary city status of many of California's major cities, illegals are flooding into cities with no jobs, no money and they are bringing their diseases with them.

For $105k,you can visit the Titanic in 2018 in Manned tourist Submersible

The price of an ticket for the OceanGate expedition is $105,129, the inflation-adjusted cost of a first-class ticket to stay in the Vanderbilt suite of the Titanic on its maiden voyage ($4,350). The 54 available positions have already been filled.

The survey expedition team will use a newly built manned submersible, Cyclops 2, to assess the condition of the shipwreck and document artifacts in the debris field. Cyclops 2 is a carbon fiber and titanium submersible capable of reaching depths of 4,000 meters (13,124 feet).

Banned Film Finally Released Exposing How U.S. Installed Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

A full original English version of controversial director and documentary filmmaker Oliver Stone’s “Ukraine on Fire” has finally been made available in the United States — after being blackballed for distribution in the US and Europe when released in 2016.

The film openly explores Ukraine’s 2014 Maidan, and in the process, uncovers some damning truths about the forces that propped up, and participated in, what eventually became a violent coup d’état that overthrew pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

What appeared on western corporate media to be a popular uprising, was, in fact, nothing more than a well-scripted coup attempt meant to install a pro-Western government in Ukraine.

The Euromaidan was used by the West as an opportunity to pull Ukraine from the Russian sphere of influence and into a pro-Western economic and security paradigm under the guise of supporting democratic freedom and fighting corruption. This resulted in an internal conflict of identities within Ukrainian society.

Over the course of the three months that the protests took place, conflict solidarity was seen rising on both sides, as well as clear indications of mobilization by both groups, with sporadic episodes of violence and occupation. After months of Independence Square being occupied by protestors, the tragic events of February 20, 2014, which left over 70 dead, drastically changed the trajectory of the conflict and served as a conflict trigger event that would begin a multilevel action, with the massacre eventually leading to the deposing of the Yanukovych government.

Additional evidence indicates that the U.S. was already actively planning the creation of a new Ukrainian government as evidenced by the leaked audio of a conversation between Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.

After Yanukovych was deposed, the eastern regions of Ukraine, with large Russian speaking populations, refused to recognize this illegitimate government and requested federalization as to maintain a semblance of autonomy from the pro-Western regime that took power.

However, the new pro-West government refused and instead sent in military forces and neo-Nazi militias to occupy the region. This precipitated local resistance and Russian assistance to the local Ukrainian forces fighting to defend their home from the newly installed regime in Kiev

12 Starving Kids Found Chained To Beds In California

Sheriff officials say early Sunday morning, a 17-year-old girl escaped from captivity in 100 Block of Muir Woods Road with a cell phone and called 911. The girl told the 911 operator she and her 12 siblings were being held captive in their parents home.

Investigators from the Perris Police department and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department met the teen and were shocked to find she looked emaciated and appeared to be only 10 years old despite the fact she was actually 17.

Authorities interviewed the girl and went to the home of her parents, 57-year old David Allen Turpin and 49-year old Louise Anna Turpin. There they found several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in horrible and foul-smelling conditions.

When asked about why the children were chained to their beds, the parents could not provide a reason. Deputies found a total of 12 children in the house but were shocked to find that seven of them were actually adults, some as old as 29.

Even the older victims appeared to be malnourished and very dirty, according to deputies. Including the girl that escaped, 13 victims were found imprisoned at the home, it is unclear how long they had been chained to the beds.

Dolores O'Riordan, the Cranberries Singer, Dead at 46

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the Irish alternative band the Cranberries, died Monday in London. She was 46.

The band confirmed O'Riordan's death in a brief statement, "Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session."

The statement continued, "No further details are available at this time. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time."

No cause of death was revealed. The Irish Times notes that the Cranberries were forced to cancel tour dates in 2017 due to O'Riordan's ill health; the band cited "medical reasons associated with a back problem." O'Riordan had previously been diagnosed as bi-polar.

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Tick Tock: The Complete History of the Clinton Crime Family and Uranium One from A to Z

The case involves many aspects. From the mishandling of classified information to the coverup that followed afterward in which multiple government employees have since been terminated from their roles as a result of their collusion with the Clintons, to the most important case of all in Uranium One.

In this article, we're going to cover several of these topics individually before we finally discuss the complete and entire history of Uranium One that the majority of the public is unaware of.

NHL 18 SNIDER HOCKEY CUP for world gaming chamionship is officially underway

North America's top hockey video gamers are facing off in the inaugural Snider Hockey Cup.

It's the first tournament using the made-in-Canada EA Sports "NHL 18" title for WorldGaming, although the gaming platform has put on hockey events since 2010 under its previous guise as Virgin Gaming.

"We have the NHL supporting and blessing this all along the way," said WorldGaming general manager Wim Stocks.

The NHL is expected to ramp up its connections to esports, with the NBA and MLS having already announced plans for their own esports leagues. WorldGaming hopes to be part of that.

Interest in the competition has been keen, with one of the largest sign-ups in WorldGaming history.

The tournament, which features one-on-one play, has three stages.

Online qualifiers started Jan. 10 and will run through Feb. 10 with online playoffs scheduled for Feb. 17-18. The live championship is set for March 7 in Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, an entertainment centre that is part of the Wells Fargo Center.

The four finalists — two for Xbox and two for PlayStation — will also attend the game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins that night at the Wells Fargo Center.

There is more than US$17,500 in prizes, including cash, merchandise, apparel and tickets. First place is worth $4,000 and a signed Philadelphia Flyers jersey.

The tournament is open to players in Canada and the continental U.S. (excluding Arizona, Maryland, Tennessee, and New Jersey) who are 14 years of age and older, on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Police Dispatch Recordings Show Confusion And Fear After False Missile Alert

Shortly after the alert was sent to residents in a text message, Hawaii Governor David Ige said that the alert was an error and likely attributed to any employee who "pushed the wrong button."

Now, recordings of Honolulu Police Department dispatch show just how scared everyone was. Officers can be heard radioing into dispatch to inquire about the text message and asking what to tell the people flagging them down for help.

One officer said, "We're getting flagged down by a lot of people for that, asking where the nearest shelter is." Another officer says, "Is that real? The text I got?"

The dispatcher responds, "Working on it now." The alert was received by all 1.4 million of Hawaii's residents and hundreds of thousands of visitors. The panic lasted more than 30 minutes before a correction was sent out.

Donald Trump 'shithole' talk dey make people ginger

Plenty reactions up and down dey follow US President Donald Trump talk wey im refer to Haiti, and El Salvador and Africa as shithole countries.

Washington Post, CNN, Politico and other tori people bin broadcast say for inside private meeting wey im do with lawmakers on Thursday on top migration mata, im say "why we dey allow all dis people from shithole country to come here?"

But Trump don deny say im talk dat kain thing.

Dis talk generate plenty reaction as some Africa people talk dia mind for di mata on top social media. The video at the top of the page is worth watching and probably won't work on the archived one.

Fake online vendors: Make you no fall mugu

To get big bumbum don dey hungry Amaka for some time now but shame no gree her enter Pharmacy for street to buy butt enlargement medicine wey she believe say go make her bumbum big.

She feel say she jam luck one day when she see one page for Instagram wey dey sell di butt enlargement medicine. She sharp-sharp transfer N30,000 to di bank account number wey di Instagram page administrator give her. E no waste time before Amaka notice say she no fit see any picture for di Instagram page again. Na den she come know say di Instagram page don block and her money don enter voicemail.

Dis kain tori wey Amaka tell BBC News Pidgin na di tori of plenty other young people wey don lose money to fake online vendors. Di latest na say many people don begin use social media take scam innocent victims, especially young people wey dey like do online shopping.

Ocean Floor Is Sinking Due To Water Weight From Melting Glaciers,Holland cries 4 joy

The enormous mass being added into the ocean also causes the seafloor to warp and deform and this can disguise the actual rise of sea levels in some parts of our planet and even cover up the actual extent of sea level rise.

Researchers said that the accuracy of future estimates of sea levels can be improved if the sinking of the ocean floor is accounted for

All 50 Casino Shuttle Boat Passengers Accounted For After Devastating Fire At Sea

Authorities say the ship's captain is to thank for saving the lives of all aboard after he brought the burning boat to within 100 yards of shore making it much more feasible for passengers to reach shore.

Passengers were forced into the cold gulf waters and wade to shore as flames enveloped the doomed boat. Luckily, some good Samaritans were there to wade into the waters and aid the passengers.

Christine Hashim, a nurse anesthetist, has experience in emergency situations and was there to aid the passengers who were struggling to reach the shore.

Hashim says a neighbor first noticed smoke in the air and when she looked to the water she saw people struggling to get to shore, some appeared to have medical problems.

Report Says DACA-Age Illegals Far More Likely to Commit Crimes, Be in Jail

The Center’s president John R. Lott, Jr. says that if Arizona data were averaged out nationally, the crime numbers would be simply “stunning.” He elaborates: “If undocumented immigrants committed crime nationally as they do in Arizona, in 2016 they would have been responsible for over 1,000 more murders, 5,200 rapes, 8,900 robberies, 25, 300 aggravated assaults, and 26,900 burglaries.

Lott’s news statistics destroy the arguments of DACA proponents who project illegals as law-abiding students and workers. Lott adds: “Undocumented immigrants are at least 142 percent more likely to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonian. They also tend to commit more serious crimes and serve 10.5 percent longer sentences, more likely to be classified as dangerous, and 45 percent more likely to be gang members than U.S. citizens.”

It can even be worse for DACA-age illegals. Lott said: “While undocumented immigrants from 15 to 35 years of age make up about 0.081 percent of Arizona population, they make up almost 8 percent of the prison population.”

Eliza Dushku Says ‘True Lies’ Stuntman molested Her When She Was 12,rubbed himself all over her body

Eliza Dushku has accused stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of molesting her when she was 12 years old. Kramer has denied the allegations.

Dushku alleges that he “methodically built my and my parents’ trust, for months grooming me,” and told her parent that he would take her for a swim in the hotel’s pool. Instead, her took her to his hotel room, where he “disappeared in the bathroom and emerged, naked, bearing nothing but a small hand towel held flimsy at his mid-section.”

In a Facebook post, Dushku wrote that she was assaulted while working with Kramer on the 1994 James Cameron film “True Lies.” According to her post, Kramer molested her in a Miami hotel room, where he “laid me down on the bed, wrapped me with his gigantic writhing naked body, and rubbed his erect penis all over me.” Kramer would have been 36 at the time.

After the alleged assault, Dushku wrote, he suggested they should “be careful,” referring to talking about the incident.

Dushku also wrote that while in a taxi back to her hotel, Kramer held her on his lap in the backseat.

She also wrote that Kramer would call her “Jailbait,” and that she doesn’t understand why no adults on the set grew suspicious of the “over-the-top special attention he gave me.”

“And a few weeks ago, I found an internet photo of Joel Kramer hugging a young girl,” she wrote. “That image has haunted me near nonstop since. I can no longer hide what happened.”

Kramer, who has worked on numerous high-profile films such as “Blade Runner 2049” and “Furious 7,” said he had no explanation for the allegations, but stated that he thought she may have had a crush on him at the time. According to Kramer, another person working on the set had told him that Dushku was “always asking questions” about him, which caused him to feel he had to “handle her with kid gloves.”

Dushku’s legal guardian on the set of “True Lies,” Sue Booth-Forbes, issued a statement supporting Dushku’s account to Deadline Hollywood.

“Eliza Dushku is telling the truth,” she told the outlet. “I was on the ‘True Lies’ set for three weeks and reported Joel Kramer’s inappropriate sexual behavior towards 12-year-old Eliza to a person in authority. I was met with blank stares and had the sense that I wasn’t telling that person anything they didn’t already know.”

Aussie hawks pick up burning sticks to spread fires to flush out prey

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records threatens devastating bushfires – and to make matters worse, authorities have to contend with an ancient breed of flying arsonists that may as well be miniature dragons.

A new study incorporating traditional Indigenous Australian ecological knowledge describes the largely unknown behaviour of so-called 'firehawk raptors' – birds that intentionally spread fire by wielding burning sticks in their talons and beaks.

These flying firestarters are spread across at least three known species – the Black Kite (Milvus migrans), Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus), and Brown Falcon (Falco berigora) – but while their hell-raising may be observed in Indigenous knowledge, that's not so elsewhere.

While news of aerial arsonists fire-bombing the landscape may seem surprising or even shocking, the researchers are eager to emphasise that this destructive phenomenon has actually been witnessed for untold millennia.

"We're not discovering anything," one of the team, geographer Mark Bonta from Penn State Altoona, told National Geographic.

"Most of the data that we've worked with is collaborative with Aboriginal peoples… They've known this for probably 40,000 years or more."

According to the team, firehawk raptors congregate in hundreds along burning fire fronts, where they will fly into active fires to pick up smouldering sticks, transporting them up to a kilometre (0.6 miles) away to regions the flames have not yet scorched.

"The imputed intent of raptors is to spread fire to unburned locations – for example, the far side of a watercourse, road, or artificial break created by firefighters – to flush out prey via flames or smoke," the researchers write.

This behaviour, documented in interviews with the team and observed first-hand by some of the researchers, sees prey driven toward the raptors by a wall of flame, enabling them to engage in a feeding frenzy upon fleeing or scorched land animals.

Trump prostrates himself before media: 'I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed'

President Donald Trump told reporters Sunday that he is the "least racist person you have ever interviewed," after lawmakers said he referred to some foreign countries as "shitholes" during a bipartisan immigration meeting last week.

"No, no, I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed," Trump said in Florida, according to a pool report. "That I can tell you.”

Critics of the president seized on reports that Trump questioned why the U.S. admits people from what he called "shithole" countries and said he would prefer more immigration from places like Norway. The White House has not denied that he used the term, but Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), who attended the meeting in question, said they didn't recall Trump making such a comment.

Steven Seagal Raped innocent mormom teen virgin in 1994,corroborated by mormom bishop

After several allegations of sexual harassment, Steven Seagal has now been accused of rape and sexual assault.

Regina Simons was an 18-year-old extra on the set of Seagal’s 1994 film “Deadly Ground” when she alleges that he raped her in his home.

Simons claimed that Seagal, now 65, invited her to what he said was a wrap party for the film, but that when she arrived, she was the only other person there. When she asked him where everyone else went, she says, Seagal told her that they’d already left.

“He took me into this room and then just closed the door and started kissing me,” Simons told The Wrap in a report released late Thursday.I screamed,NO,NO,NO,this is rape!

“He laughed and said,fucking right it is,little teen bitch, then ripped my clothes off and before I knew it he was on top of me, raping me … I wasn’t sexually active yet. People always talk about fight-or-flight. But no one talks about the freeze.”

“The only way I’m able to describe it is I literally felt like I left my body,” Simons said. “I think because of the situation I was completely caught off guard. Tears were coming down my face and I know that it hurt,blood as gushing from my torn vagina. He was three times my size … I was crying when he was on top of me. Even now, my 43-year-old mind knows how to process this and understand what a loving relationship is and what consensual sex is. And there was none of that.”

All I remember is him asking me I much I charged for anal and yelling at me for etting blood all over his penis” she said. “I shook my head and ran towards my car. I cried the whole way home,blood soaking the seat of my car.”

Simons claimed she told her Mormon bishop about the incident at the time, which her bishop confirmed to The Wrap, but that she declined to come forward publicly with allegations against the action star.

I wasn’t even allowed to date so for me it was a shameful thing,” Simons said. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, how could this have happened?’ So, I blamed a lot of it on myself and tried to pretend it didn’t happen.”

'Very high level of confidence' Russia used Kaspersky software for devastating NSA leaks

Tthere are indications that the espionage is related to a public campaign of highly damaging NSA leaks by a mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers.

“That’s a Russian intelligence operation,” a former senior intelligence official, who requested anonymity to speak bluntly, told Yahoo Finance. “They’ve gotten a lot noisier than they used to be.”

In August 2016, the Shadow Brokers began leaking classified NSA exploit code that amounted to hacking manuals. In October 2017, U.S. officials told major U.S. newspapers that Russian intelligence leveraged software sold by Kaspersky to exfiltrate classified documents from certain computers. (Kaspersky software, like all antivirus software, requires access to everything stored on a computer so that it can scan for malicious software.)

And last week the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. investigators “now believe that those manuals [leaked by Shadow Brokers] may have been obtained using Kaspersky to scan computers on which they were stored.”

Members of the computer security industry agree with that suspicion.

“I think there’s a very high level of confidence that the Shadow Brokers dump was directly related to Kaspersky … and it’s very much attributable,” David Kennedy, CEO of TrustedSec, told Yahoo Finance. “Unfortunately, we can only hear that from the intelligence side about how they got that information to see if it’s legitimate.”

After initial reports about the alleged Russian espionage through Kaspersky, the New York Times reported that Israeli officials monitored Russian government hackers as they scanned computers running Kaspersky software to find classified U.S. documents.

Aitel noted that “the Israelis have screenshots and keylogger dumps of this activity happening. To me that says they were watching it in real time. And they know exactly who was at the desk because if they have a keylogger, they know who’s logged in. They know a lot about the people involved, so we haven’t seen all of the information that the Israelis have.”

in the conclusion of his analysis, Wardle asserted that “a malicious or willing insider within any antivirus company who could tactically deploy such a signature would likely remain undetected.” Furthermore, “any antivirus company that is coerced to, or is willing to, work with a larger entity (such as a government) would equally be able to stealthily leverage their product to detect and exfiltrate any files of interest.”

(((U.S.))) to cut U.N. money for Palestinian refugees...after creating them

The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials.

President Donald Trump hasn't made a final decision, but appears more likely to send only $60 million of the planned $125 million first installment to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, said the officials, who weren't authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Future contributions would require the agency,

facing heavy Israeli criticism,

to demonstrate significant changes in operations, they said, adding that one suggestion under consideration would require the Palestinians to first to come under the heel of Israel,Like good servant Trump.

Men use app "Blockchain" to create a Sexual Consent contract to avoid rape charges

Dutch blockchain company LegalThings announced in a press release on Wednesday that it is developing an app, LegalFling, which in theory could allow about-to-bone partners to log what they are and are not OK with before they bone. The company notes that you can mark your do's and don'ts "with the swipe of a finger". This is quite literally a feature in the most recent season of Black Mirror, where two matched up partners agree to sexual consent with a simple swipe on their devices.

"Asking someone to sign a contract before having sex is a little uncomfortable," LegalThings CEO Rick Schmitz said in a press release. "With LegalFling, a simple swipe to consent is enough to legally justify the fling."

"Giving consent for one activity, one time, does not mean giving consent for increased or recurring sexual contact," and someone can also withdraw their consent at any time during sexual activity. People are allowed to change their minds - swiping "OK" beforehand should not outweigh someone's discomfort during a sexual encounter, and it should certainly not be held to a higher legal standard.

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George Soros Promises to Fight Against Patriots, saying “Nationalism is the Dominant Ideology”

Defend Europe is one of many organizations which have attempted to stop the Soros-funded Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) funded by George Soros from picking up African migrants who are predominantly Muslim and dropping them off into Italy and elsewhere to flood Europe with these barbaric refugees.

These are the types of tactics George Soros has been caught red-handed as being involved in.

Now George Soros is showing signs of great fear at the climatic rise of Nationalism, even suggesting that the “European Union is on the verge of a breakdown” as a result of Nationalism being the “dominant ideology”.

Those around the planet should consider this to be a great victory for a multitude of reasons, in part because Soros has for decades financed the destruction of our identity.

California:Body Cam Footage Showing Cops Plant Drugs Vindicates Man

the body cameras can be turned on and off by officers, but the recording actually starts proactively and will pick up the 30 seconds of activity that takes place in front of the camera prior to it being turned on. Levine said that the drugs were planted in this 30-second timeframe when the officers did not know that they were being filmed.


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Showing the video to CBS, Levine pointed out that a white square can be seen in the officer’s hand before one of the officers picks up a small bag of drugs off the ground. The video also shows the officer awkwardly moving around the suspect and bending down towards the area that the drugs were found just after fiddling around with the white square in his hand.

“There’s a little white square here in his hand. I believe the video shows the drugs were in his right hand and transfers to his left hand,” Levine said.

Furthermore, the officers testified that the bag of drugs was found in his left pocket, but the video shows it being found on the ground. Then the officers are seen taking the drugs off of the ground and placing them into his wallet, which is an obvious breach of protocol. Next, LAPD Officer Gaxiola is seen in the video carrying the wallet to several different officers telling them “He has a little bag of narco in here.”

The judge reportedly said on Thursday that he does not agree with Levine about the white square that can obviously be seen in the officer’s hand, but it is undeniable that the footage on the body camera contradicts the information that the officers provided in their police report.

“It certainly asked questions that need to be answered,” Police Chief Charlie Beck said soon after the video aired.

Michelle Williams responds to Wahlberg, agency donating $2M to Time's Up

Michelle Williams is breaking her silence on the pay gap that surrounded the reshoots of All the Money in the World.

"Today isn’t about me," she said in a statement sent to USA TODAY Saturday evening by her rep, Mara Buxbaum. "My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted. If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice."

In the wake of a public outcry over the Hollywood pay gap, Mark Wahlberg and his agency William Morris Endeavor said Saturday morning they are committing $2 million to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, in recognition of the pay discrepancy during the reshoots for All the Money in the World, according to a statement provided to USA TODAY by WME spokesperson Marie Sheehy. Wahlberg has pledged his $1.5 million fee and WME has donated $500,000. Both donations will be made in Michelle Williams’ name.

OnePlus investigating credit card fraud reports

A number of OnePlus customers have reported unusual credit card transactions after buying products from the smartphone maker's online store. And, today, OnePlus announces a formal investigation.

OnePlus reveals that the complaints come only from users who have made direct purchases and adds that purchases involving third-party services – PayPal, for example – are not affected.

The company says that it does not store the credit card information that users enter when making a purchase. OnePlus explains that this data is actually processed – but not also stored – by a payment processing company.

The only time that credit card-related information is stored on OnePlus' servers is when users choose the option "save this card for future transactions," and even then only a token and a few digits from the card's number are remembered.

OnePlus says that using just that information it is not possible to make purchases, suggesting that even if that data somehow got into the wrong hands it would be "impossible" to decrypt.

There are roughly 90 claims of fraudulent transactions on the OnePlus Community forums, with the vast majority being in the past two months. OnePlus advises affected users to contact their bank to reverse the payment.


The battle to shut down Obama's presidential center

The Obama Foundation released plans last week for the presidential center it plans to build in Chicago's Jackson Park, but behind the scenes, a battle is taking place to keep the former Democratic president from building on that specific lot of land, and there's still a chance that it gets delayed when it seeks federal approval.

What initially started out as a library has morphed into a 20-acre private "center," and some environmentalists and historians are unhappy with the Obama Foundation's plans to swoop in and take over a national historic place.

The Obama Foundation originally said it would house a presidential library on the property and vowed to have the National Archives oversee the facility because of its placement on public land. But that's no longer the case, and some are balking at the change in plans.

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France's 'Black Widow' on trial for poisoning elderly suitors

A French woman dubbed the "Black Widow of the Riviera" for allegedly seducing and poisoning wealthy elderly men, leading to the deaths of two of them, went on trial for murder in the resort city of Nice on Monday.

Patricia Dagorn, 57, is charged with the fatal poisoning of two men found dead in 2011 on the Cote d'Azur and the drugging of two others. Prosecutors say she attempted to enrich herself by casting a spell over older men met mostly through a dating agency.

She is already serving a five-year prison term for theft, fraud and sequestration involving an octogenarian in the French Alps in 2012 who agreed to let her live with him in exchange for sexual relations.

She was brought into the dock looking dishevelled in an oversize black-and-white tracksuit.

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Non-believers call on God when faced with a crisis - despite insisting they're not religious

A new survey has revealed that one in four non-believers pray when confronted by tough times - despite insisting they are not religious.

For atheists and agnostics, personal crisis or tragedy is the most common reason for them to resort to prayer, with a quarter admitting they pray for comfort or to feel less lonely.

Church attendance in the Great Britain dropped from 6.5 million to just over 3 million between 1980 and 2015, according to the website Faith Survey.

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Putin wins strong millennial following as Russian election looms

With its metal staircase, brick walls and bubble chairs, Project Network's office could easily be mistaken for a Silicon Valley start-up.

But this creative hub offers space, workshops and guidance to a specific group: pro-Kremlin Russian youths.

President Vladimir Putin is central to the group's ideology, and his presence is hard to miss.

Young artists and designers use the modern loft space to work under Putin's watchful eye: The Russian leader stares from a painted portrait hanging above the stairs.

Putin will be counting on their support when voters head to the ballot box in a presidential election scheduled for March 18. Opinion polls suggest he will win another six-year term.

Putin has already spent almost 14 years as president — and boasts two other stints as the country's prime minister. Another win would extend his lock on power to 24 years — longer than any Russian leader since Stalin.

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