Federal Deficit Hits $134 Billion in One Month
The Treasury estimated that the deficit for the 2020 fiscal year would surpass $1 trillion for the first time since 2012. The figure came in just below that milestone in fiscal 2019, hitting $984 billion.
From "The Hill"
Is the Us About to Test a New Ballistic Missile?
Among arms control advocates, the idea of post-INF weapons are worrisome. Kingston Reif, of the Arms Control Association, said the pursuit of conventional ground-launched intermediate-range missiles is "militarily unnecessary, would force difficult and contentious conversations with and among allies, and likely would prompt Russia and China to take steps that would increase the threat to the United States and its allies."
From "Defense News"
From Sci-Fi to Science Lab: Holograms You Can 'Feel'
Walking, talking holograms have been a staple of sci-fi films since Princess Leia was magically brought to life in "Star Wars". Now scientists in Britain say they can make even more realistic 3-D versions—a butterfly, a globe, an emoji—which can be seen with the naked eye, heard and even felt without the need for any virtual reality systems.
Superbugs on the Rise? New Cdc Report Finds Threat Has Increased From Previous Report in 2013
new report has revealed that drug-resistant "superbugs" are deadlier than originally thought. The new antibiotic resistance threats report comes from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and highlights the increased threat of these drug-resistant infections. According to the report, nearly 2.8 million people suffer infections from these "superbugs" every year. Of those, 35,000 people die from these stronger infections.
From "International Business Times"
Border County's Facilities Overwhelmed With Dead Migrants
"We have [the migrants] tripled on each table," she explained. Dr. Stern said they were forced to remove the gurneys from her two large coolers. "We didn't have enough space so we put them on the floor."
Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep Growing More Difficult for Americans Each Year
Each year, more and more Americans are finding it difficult to fall asleep quickly and sleep soundly through the night, and even those who are able to get enough shut-eye often report poor overall sleep quality. According to the research team at Iowa State University, these changes are largely independent of sleep duration. In fact, problems falling and staying asleep were found to be most prevalent among people with generally healthy sleep length on most nights.
I Wish I'd Never Been Born: the Rise of the Anti-Natalists
Samuel subscribes to a philosophy called anti-natalism. The basic tenet of anti-natalism is simple but, for most of us, profoundly counterintuitive: that life, even under the best of circumstances, is not a gift or a miracle, but rather a harm and an imposition. According to this logic, the question of whether to have a child is not just a personal choice but an ethical one - and the correct answer is always no.
From "The Guardian"
'Prozac Pollution' Making Fish Less Aggressive, Says Study
Psychoactive drugs - including antidepressants - are altering the reproductive behaviour, anxiety levels, and anti-predator responses of fish in the wild, according to Australia's Monash University.
From "Sky News"
Americans Struggle to Id True Facts
"It is difficult to get facts. You have to read between the lines. You have to have a lot of common sense," said Leah Williams, 29, of Modesto, California. A Republican, Williams says she relies on like-minded friends and family to help sort through conflicting information. "There are wolves in sheep's clothing everywhere."
From "Associated Press"
Trans Inquisition: Birthing Coach Fired for Saying Only Women Give Birth
We know that men do not give birth (although women claiming to be men might), and yet to say this now comes with professional consequence. As trans activists continue to colonize corporations and professions, many people find themselves faced with a stark choice: Believe the Big Lie and parrot the required deceits, or get thrown out.
From "Prophecy News Watch/The Bridgehead"
How Islamists Mark Their Territory: Will the Us Go the Way of Sweden?
"The refugees [in Sweden] the last years have 3.6 years on average of education and they come from poor patriarchal clan societies. They are impossible to integrate. Ninety counties are going bankrupt because of this; the refugees can't read or write and they're now living in a highly educated country. Their lack of education makes them unemployable. [This is fueling Sweden's gang problem in migrant communities.] "And now these communities are insisting on their own Islamic 'free schools' that is costing the Swedish government 40 million dollars in taxpayer money over 20 years.
From "Prophecy News Watch/Clarion Project"
'Europe Is Dying!' Tens of Thousands of Far-Righters March in 'Independence' Parade Calling for 'Polish Intifada' (video)
Marchers carried Polish flags and chanted "No to the European Union" and "God, honor, homeland!" among other ultra-nationalist slogans. Black-hooded demonstrators held up banners calling for a "Polish Intifada" and denouncing zionism.
From "RT (Russian Television)"
Puerto Rico's Infrastructure Failing as Federal Aid Remains on Hold
Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico's electric grid in 2017, causing the island to experience the longest blackout in American history and the second-longest blackout in the world, according to the ASCE, which gave the island's energy grid an "F" grade on its report card.
From "Roll Call"
Death Toll Surges on Second Day of Israel-Gaza Violence
- Exchanges of fire triggered by Israel's targeted killing of a top militant in Gaza raged for a second day Wednesday and showed little sign of easing as the Palestinian death toll surged to 23. Fresh rocket barrages were fired at Israel, which responded with strikes on what it said were Islamic Jihad militant sites and rocket-launching squads in the Gaza Strip.
Inside Amazon's Plan for Alexa to Run Your Entire Life
The crux of the plan is for the voice assistant to move from passive to proactive interactions. Rather than wait for and respond to requests, Alexa will anticipate what the user might want. The idea is to turn Alexa into an omnipresent companion that actively shapes and orchestrates your life. This will require Alexa to get to know you better than ever before.
From "Technology Review"
San Francisco's New Da: Public Urination 'Will Not Be Prosecuted'
San Francisco's pee problem could soon get worse. Chesa Boudin, the urine-and-feces-plagued city's incoming district attorney, pledged during the campaign not to prosecute public urination and other quality-of-life crimes if he was elected. Boudin declared victory Saturday night after results showed him winning a plurality of votes in the DA race.
From "Daily Caller"
Tear Gas and Fires: Hong Kong Protests From Morning to Night
Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn.
From "Associated Press"
Uk National Health Service to Deny Treatment to 'Racists' and 'Sexists'
The North Bristol NHS Trust said that "threatening and offensive language," as well as "racist or sexist language, gestures or behaviour" and "malicious allegations" would all be punishable offenses. Patients who commit such an infraction will be subject to a "sports-style disciplinary yellow card and then final red card in which treatment would be withdrawn as soon as is safe."
From "Summit News"
Polyamory - Sexual Revolution's Next Big Push
"The end game for the sexual revolutionaries is to capture the state to redefine parenthood. They want contract parenting, with no legal 'privileging' or 'incentivizing' of biological relationships. This has been the goal of the LGBT legal community and their allies for some time. Redefining parenthood was always part of the goal of redefining marriage. The charming lesbian couple with children was the rhetorical battering ram to accomplish that through gay marriage. Today, the 'consensual non-monogamy' people are their current battering ram."
From "Prophecy News Watch/The Bridgehead"
Blackouts, Fires, High Gas Prices: Who Wants to Live in California Today?
Homelessness is surging in the state's major cities, despite billions spent by state and local governments to combat the problem. A drought, which gripped the state for more than seven years, left some towns without clean water. Now, more than two million people have lost their power in Northern and Southern California in the past month and hundreds of thousands have evacuated their homes to avoid fire danger, a number likely to grow before the year ends..."It's like living in a third-world country," said Marilyn Dalton, 78, a resident of Potter Valley, near Ukiah.
From "The Wall Street Journal"
Anger Over Las Vegas Ban on Sleeping in Streets
According to the latest census, 5,500 people sleep on the streets of southern Nevada each night. Only 2,000 beds are available through municipal services and charities...The explosion in the number of homeless people in the United States — especially in California and New York, where housing prices have soared in recent years — could become an issue in the 2020 election.