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20-Feb-17

For Generation Z, 'Live Chilling' Replaces Hanging Out in Person
The net effect, says Ms. Odiaga, is that teens are spending more time indoors, and are less active, than ever. Studies examining time use since 1965 show a significant decline in active time accelerating in the mid-1990s, to the point that young people today are sedentary for more than 10 hours a day, says Ms. Odiaga. We're at the point now, she adds, that the technology is also driving the trend.
From "The Wall Street Journal"

Thousands Chant 'Allahu Akbar' for Farrakhan in Detroit
He blamed the world's ills on white people. "For 6,000 years, the people of the earth have suffered under a mischief-making rule. Bloodshed and war, hatred and strife, all because a man with a new color — or the lack thereof — thought that he was better than all of those who inhabited the earth before he was even a thought," Farrakhan said.
From "The American Mirror"

Loud Muslim Call to Prayer in Times Square as Muslims Protest Trump, Shout 'Allahu Akbar!'
There was also a loud Arab call to prayer during this protest in NYC. In an Islamic call to prayer (adhan), the Muslim is shouting Allahu Akbar which translates to 'God is greater' or 'God is greatest'. They mean that their 'god' is greater than your God and or the government. This is a blatant act of Islamic supremacy.
From "The Gateway Pundit"

Shocking Rain Damage Is Wakeup Call to Fix Ailing Roads, Infrastructure, Experts Say
State Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, termed the damage a wake-up call - and symbol. "It's symbolic that we're not paying attention to infrastructure," Stone said. "It's a symptom of a greater problem. It all comes down to neglect.
From "Daily Breeze"

Iran in New Military Drills Despite Us Warnings
"Iran would do well to look at the calendar and realise there's a new president in the Oval Office. And Iran would do well not to test the resolve of this new president," Vice President Mike Pence said earlier this month. New Pentagon chief James Mattis, for his part, has branded Iran "the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world".
From "Yahoo/AFP"

Live Updates: 'Not My President's Day' Protests in Nyc, D.c. and L.a.
Thousands of people in cities around the country turned out in protest of President Trump on Monday — a federal holiday that organizers are calling "Not My President's Day." Yahoo News has dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations planned in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and elsewhere. Follow the live blog below throughout the day for the latest updates.
From "Yahoo News"

Right-Wing Fringe Group Building Multimedia Empire Near Detroit
Inside a plain, two-story brick building in Ferndale hums the nerve center for a growing, religious group hoping the forces that elected President Donald Trump will tear down the wall between church and state.
From "USA Today"

Le Pen Gains in French Polls as Security Concerns Win Voters
Monday's daily OpinionWay poll showed that first-round support for anti-euro candidate Le Pen rose 1 percentage point to 27 percent, with Macron and Republican Francois Fillon unchanged at 20 percent each. While no surveys so far have shown Le Pen even close to a victory in May's run-off, she's quickly narrowing the gap to her rivals. OpinionWay showed Macron would defeat Le Pen by 58 percent to 42 percent in the second round. His advantage has halved in less than two weeks.
From "Bloomberg"

Robots Poised to Take Over Wide Range of Military Jobs
The wave of automation that swept away tens of thousands of American manufacturing and office jobs during the past two decades is now washing over the armed forces, putting both rear-echelon and front-line positions in jeopardy.
From "The San Diego Union Tribune"

France's Muslim Demographic Future
France's Muslim population could quickly grow to close to 15-17 million, but no one can know precisely unless the law prohibiting the official collection of ethnic data is changed.
From "The Gatestone Institute"


18-Feb-17

Age of Distraction

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From "John W. Ritenbaugh"


16-Feb-17

Americans Just Broke the Psychologists' Stress Record
But the stress is broader than race or party alone can describe. A full two-thirds of respondents to the survey said they are stressed out about the nation's future, and while that includes 76 percent of Democrats, it reflects the feelings of 59 percent of Republicans as well.
From "Bloomberg"


14-Feb-17

EU and Others Gear up for Wto Challenge to Us Border Tax
High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our T&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. https://www.ft.com/content/cdaa0b76-f20d-11e6-8758-6876151821a6 A defeat in a border tax case could open the door to about $385bn a year in trade retaliation against the US, according to Chad Bown, an expert on WTO trade disputes at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. That would be almost 100 times greater than the largest WTO finding to date. Should the US ignore a WTO ruling, as Mr Trump has threatened in the past, it could lead to the unravelling of the international system designed to prevent trade wars. 
From "Financial Times"

Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns
President Trump's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, after days of controversy over his past contact with the Russian ambassador. Flynn, in his resignation letter, wrote that he "inadvertently" briefed top officials with incomplete information regarding a call with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
From "Fox News"

Russian Cruise Missile, Deployed Secretly, Violates Treaty, Officials Say
Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile despite complaints from American officials that it violates a landmark arms control treaty that helped seal the end of the Cold War, administration officials say. The move presents a major challenge for President Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and to pursue future arms accords.
From "The New York Times"

Vice-Chairman of Eurothinktank States "euro May Already Be Lost"
The Eurozone is in a stalemate. A federal union would be needed to fix its problems, but there is no public support for it. Returning to national fiscal responsibility would lead to defaults and exits. Half-way solutions will prove insufficient but expensive and obfuscate the issues. Therefore, there may be no way to avert the partial or complete break-up of the Eurozone in the years to come. The fate of the euro may already have been sealed.
From "Mish Talk"

First Commercially Available Flying Car Goes on Sale for $399,000
Dutch company PAL-V is now taking orders for the world's first commercial flying car, the Liberty. The company says that the Liberty models are fully compliant with safety regulations set by global governing bodies, and that deliveries will begin by the end of 2018.
From "Motor Trend"

Brazilian Town Embraces Universal Income Experiment
Maricá (Brazil) (AFP) - Does being handed money every month — no strings attached — sound attractive? The residents of a small town in Brazil are finding out. Governments and think-tanks around the world are increasingly fascinated by the idea of a universal basic income, where citizens are given cash to spend as they want. In Marica, a seaside town of about 150,000 people near Rio de Janeiro, the left-wing municipal government has spent the last year finding out how it works.
From "Yahoo/AFP"

Chinese Weapons Reaching 'Near-Parity' With West: Study
"China's military progress highlights that Western dominance in the field of advanced weapons systems can no longer be taken for granted," IISS director John Chipman said at a presentation in London.
From "Yahoo/AFP"

140 Student Languages in Suburban Georgia School Distric
District data shows Cross Keys High School's student population is 80 percent Hispanic or Latino, 11 percent black, 6 percent Asian, 1 percent white, and 1 percent other races, The Champion reports.
From "EAG News"

U.S. Experts Soften on DNA Editing of Human Eggs, Sperm, Embryos
Powerful gene editing tools may one day be used on human embryos, eggs and sperm to remove genes that cause inherited diseases, according to a report by U.S. scientists and ethicists released on Tuesday. The report from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine said scientific advances make gene editing in human reproductive cells "a realistic possibility that deserves serious consideration."
From "Yahoo/Reuters"

India to Launch 104 Satellites in Record Mission
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle would be carrying a 714 kilogram main satellite for earth observation and 103 smaller "nano satellites" which would weigh a combined 664 kilograms. Nearly all of the nano satellites are from other countries, including Israel, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and 96 from United States, said the state-run ISRO.
From "Phys.org"

Biometrics, Real-Time Data Poised to Change Dating
More than 40 million Americans are looking for love online. They're swiping left and right on dating apps and filling out increasingly detailed profiles on websites and using their phone's GPS to tell them who at the gym or the bar or their favorite lunch spot is looking for someone, too. Online dating has become so mainstream that 1 in 5 adults from ages 25 to 34 have used it to find potential lovers, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Even so, 23 percent of the people it surveyed thought those who use online dating sites are "desperate."
From "The San Francisco Chronicle"


13-Feb-17

Breaking: No Word When Evacuation Order for 188,000 Will Be Lifted as Oroville Threat Remains
"I've been in close contact with emergency personnel managing the situation in Oroville throughout the weekend, and it's clear the circumstances are complex and rapidly changing," Brown said. "I want to thank local and state law enforcement for leading evacuation efforts and doing their part to keep residents safe. The state is directing all necessary personnel and resources to deal with this very serious situation."
From "The Sacremento Bee"

Brand New Elite Whistleblower Smashes Global Warming Science
But, Bates reveals, that study was cooked on several counts. It was such a mess no self-respecting scientist would sign on to it. However, scientists did sign on to it. And a prestigious journal, Science, published it. Apparently, the brains at Science were on vacation. Or they were determined to play ball and assist the Globalist plan to drastically reduce CO2-producing energy production in nations across the globe, thus escalating poverty, in order to "save us" all from frying.
From "Jon Rappoport's Blog"

Elon Musk: Humans Must Merge With Machines or Become Irrelevant in Ai Age
The technologists proposal would see a new layer of a brain able to access information quickly and tap into artificial intelligence. It's not the first time Musk has spoken about the need for humans to evolve, but it's a constant theme of his talks on how society can deal with the disruptive threat of AI.
From "CNBC"

North Korea's 'Game Changing' New Missile Is More Stable, More Efficient -and Harder to Detect
The new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Sunday is a "game changer", according to analysts, because it uses a solid fuel engine that makes the weapon more stable and reduces the time required to fuel a missile before launch.
From "The Telegraph"

A Century in the Making, Athens Set for First Mosque Since Ottoman Times
Athens's half a million Muslims are set to get their first official mosque in more than a century. The city has not had a formal mosque since it drove out occupying Ottomans in 1833, and Deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Amanantidis told parliament last year that it was the only European capital "to be deprived of such a religious space".
From "Yahoo/Reuters"

Debenhams Becomes First Major Department Store to Sell Hijabs
The chain store will introduce the new line in its flagship Oxford Street branch, before being rolled out to its Birmingham's Bullring, Westfield in Shepherd's Bush, Manchester's Trafford Centre and Leicester's Highcross Shopping Centre outlets. The selection will offer tops, dresses, jumpsuits, kimono wraps, caps, hijab pins and headscarves.
From "The Independent"

The Dark Origins of Valentine's Day
The Roman romantics "were drunk. They were naked," says Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them, Lenski says. They believed this would make them fertile.
From "NPR"


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