Feminist: Some Women "have Penises," You're "cissexist" if You Disagree
"If you're a woman who only likes women, go ahead, identify as a lesbian, but some women have penises," Dennis claims. "And if the fact that some lesbians might be attracted to those women offends you, it's because you don't think trans women are real women."
Thousands of Americans Are Fleeing the Big Cities in Preparation for the Coming American Apocalypse
But others that are moving away from large cities are deeply concerned about where things are ultimately headed in this country. It doesn't take a genius to see that anger, frustration and hatred are rising all around us, and many believe that conditions are ripe for civil unrest and civil conflict. In fact, best-selling author Doug Casey believes that we could soon see a "civil war" that is set off by a "financial collapse"...
From "The Economic Collapse Blog"
Universal Basic Income Debate Sharpens as Observers Grasp for Solutions to Inequality
The concept might sound far-fetched, but a so-called universal basic income (UBI), is currently one of the most hotly debated policy topics being floated as a means to address income inequality and the disruption that technology poses to the workforce. UBI is being tested in Finland and other international markets, but has received decidedly mixed reactions.
Whatsapp Accused of Giving Terrorists 'A Secret Place to Hide' as It Refuses to Hand Over London Attacker's Messages
She has summoned WhatsApp, Facebook, Google and a host of other online firms to showdown talks at the Home Office on Thursday, where she says she will "call time" on extremists "using social media as their platform".
From "The Telegraph"
'Religious Left' Emerging as U.S. Political Force in Trump Era
Although not as powerful as the religious right, which has been credited with helping elect Republican presidents and boasts well-known leaders such as Christian Broadcasting Network founder Pat Robertson, the "religious left" is now slowly coming together as a force in U.S. politics..."This is not about partisanship, but about vulnerable populations who need protection, whether it's the LGBT community, the refugee community, the undocumented community," said Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, using the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
Mccain: World 'Cries Out' for Us and EU Leadership
In a "new world order under enormous strain" and in "the titanic struggle with forces of radicalism ... we can't stand by and lament, we've got to be involved," said McCain, a former Republican presidential candidate who is now chairman of the armed services committee in the US Senate.
From "EU Observer"
Just 2 Hours of Social Media Doubles Risk of Social Isolation Feelings in Young Adults
"We are inherently social creatures, but modern life tends to compartmentalize us instead of bringing us together," says Primack, who is also the assistant vice chancellor for health and society in Pitt's Schools of the Health Sciences. "While it may seem that social media presents opportunities to fill that social void, I think this study suggests that it may not be the solution people were hoping for."
Robots Could Take Over 38% of U.S. Jobs Within About 15 Years, Report Say
More than a third of U.S. jobs could be at "high risk" of automation by the early 2030s, a percentage that's greater than in Britain, Germany and Japan, according to a report released Friday.
From "The Los Angeles Times"
Death Rates Rise for Wide Swath of White Adults, Study Finds
"This doesn't seem to be about current income," Ms. Case said in a call with reporters. "It seems to be about accumulating despair." The rising mortality of working-class white adults appears to be rooted both in worse job opportunities and increasing social dysfunction, following generations of relatively stable lives that involved job advancement and an expectation of living better than one's parents, the researchers said.
From "The Wall Street Journal"
Swedish Police Station So Dangerous Officers Can't Commute in Alone
The heavily migrant-populated Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby in Sweden is often cited as a textbook example of a No-Go Zone where police are constantly under threat of attack from residents. To deal with the danger, the police have planned a new fortified police station. But police are at such risk it may not safe for them to take public transport to work, Mitti.se reports.
Coincidence? Monsanto Patented Glyphosate as an "antibiotic" Drug, Claiming Weed Killer Is Medicine
Pathogenic bacteria are not the only microbes susceptible to the ill effects of glyphosate. The bacteria that reside in the human gut can also be harmed by the toxic herbicide. The very same shikamate pathway that glyphosate uses to target weeds and pathogenic bacteria species is the same pathway it would use to destroy the friendly and beneficial bacteria that inhabit the intestinal microbiome. This, of course, would come with its own host of adverse health effects.
From "Natural News"
At Least Two Dead and Several 'Catastrophically Injured' After Car Mows Down Pedestrians on Westminster Bridge Before a Knifeman Is Shot After Attacking Police Officer in the Grounds of Parliament
At least two people are dead after a terror attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking police with a knife in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. More than 12 people are said to have been hit by a vehicle on the bridge after a 4x4 drove into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into the gates of Parliament. An intruder, described by a witness as 'middle-aged and Asian', then managed to break into the grounds of the Parliament and stabbed a police officer before he was shot. The policeman is thought to have since died.
From "THE Daily Mail"
China Issues Warning to Us Bomber Flying in East China Sea
The Chinese military issued a warning to a U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber flying in the East China Sea Wednesday morning amid escalating tensions in the region, two U.S. officials told Fox News.
From "Fox News"
Sears Plummets After Disclosure Sparks Concern That End Is Near
Sears Holdings Corp. suffered its worst stock decline in six weeks after acknowledging "substantial doubt" about its future, raising fresh concerns about the survival of a company that was once the world's largest retailer.
Payless Is Said to Be Filing for Bankruptcy as Soon as Next Week
Payless's bankruptcy would add to a tumultuous year in retail, with several bankruptcies and hundreds of store closings — even at companies that aren't distressed. The industry is racing to try to adapt to more online purchasing and a shift away from mall shopping.
Erdogan Warns Europeans' Security at Risk as EU Feud Rages
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Wednesday that Europeans risk being unsafe on the world's streets, as a crisis between Ankara and the EU showed no signs of abating. "If you continue to behave like this, tomorrow in no part of the world, no European, no Westerner will be able to take steps on the street safely and peacefully," Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara.
Global Brands Shun Google
Mr Brittin claimed that Google's tools and policies worked well in most situations but admitted they needed to improve. It will now make rapid changes to its policies on advertising to "raise the bar" for what is categorised as hate speech or inflammatory content.
From "The Times"
Mexico Threatens to Ditch Us Corn Imports
Mexico has identified a potential weapon in its trade wrangle with US President Donald Trump: lucrative yellow cobs of American corn. The Latin American nation imports billions of dollars' worth of the yellow grain from the United States to feed its livestock. But with Trump pushing to shake up the countries' trade ties, Mexico is now threatening to buy from elsewhere.
EU Official: We Can Make Members Accept Refugees
Without naming Poland, Avramopoulos said the EU has the "tools, the means and the power" to convince all members to comply and will make an assessment of response by the end of September.
From "Associated Press"
Erdogan Says Yes Vote Best Response to 'Fascist Europe'
"This Europe, like before World War II, is a racist, fascist, cruel Europe... An anti-Islam and anti-Turkish Europe," Erdogan told a rally in Ankara in his latest onslaught against the European Union. "Give such a response, that those watching us on the screen, those watching us abroad, our citizens, all of Europe, all of the world can hear this," he told cheering crowds. The president was speaking ahead of an April 16 vote on whether to approve constitutional changes that will abolish the post of prime minister and could see him stay in power until 2029. The Turkish government argues the changes are necessary for stability but critics fear it will lead to one-man rule.
Real-Life Robocops Will Soon Replace Human Police
The friendly robot, which can salute and shake hands, can also be used by members of the public to pay traffic fines and submit paperwork. Dubai Police, who unveiled the prototype at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition last year, want 25 per cent of its force to be robots by 2030.
From "The Telegraph"
Hungary Opens Base for Army Border Patrols to Stop Migrants
"The defense of the border ... so hundreds of thousands won't march across the country, deserves total respect," Simicsko told the soldiers. "Our most important common interest is the protection of the Hungarian citizens, our family members and civilians."
From "Associated Press"
The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That the Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now
"We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN," UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said Friday.
From "The Economic Collapse Blog"
Hundreds of Millions of Pacific Salmon Missing and Presumed Dead
It's not just Pacific salmon that are dying in the North Pacific all forms of ocean life are being reported dead and dying is stunning numbers. Hundreds of dead great whales, the largest numbers ever seen more being found dead on beaches in a single year than in previous tens of years, all reported to having been found in emaciated condition.
From "Russ George"
Fukushima — New Data Shows Molten Fuel Is "dropping Lower Each Day", Melting Deeper Into Ground Below Plant — Disaster Far Worse Than Public Being Told — "why Aren't We Reading About This Everywhere?"
The most recent evidence... means is there's a puddle of molten uranium that has melted its way through the steel pressure vessel, through the reinforced concrete containment, through the reinforced concrete foundation of the nuclear facility, and is now working its way through whatever rock or soil lies underneath the foundation, dropping lower each day... If the molten uranium hits an underground aquifer, such a spread could get even worse.
From "ENE News"