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CURRENT EVENTS

Mar 14 10:12

Oh My! The New Favorite Target: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

(*Oh-yeah!
they're all over her , like White on rice !)

Mar 14 10:10

A Peek Into What 'Moving Day' Was Like In The Past

Moving day is never easy for anyone, but these vintage photos show us what it was like to move for past generations. Although folks from the past had fewer belongings in general, they had to haul their cast iron stoves from place to place. They also sometimes had to move using a team of horses.

Mar 14 10:08

Retro Commercial Jingles and Ads

The old commercials from the past are fun to look back on. They can be amusing and quite reminiscent of our days when we were young. Some of our fondest memories as a child can be associated with one of these vintage commercials.

Mar 14 10:08

Johnson & Johnson Exposed as ‘Kingpin’ Supplier, Seller, Lobbyist of Opioid Epidemic

Transnational corporation Johnson & Johnson has been accused of playing the role of “kingpin” in the nationwide opioid epidemic that continues to claim thousands of lives every year, according to an Axios report.

Mar 14 10:05

Photographer Uncovers 1,200 Rolls of Unprocessed Film From the 1950s

Levi Bettwieser, the creator of the The Rescued Film Project, has been finding and recovering rolls of “lost and forgotten” film for years. Last year, Bettwieser acquired 66 bundles of undeveloped film from the 1950s, with many bundles containing over 30 rolls of film.

Mar 14 10:01

Carlson Gets A Pass Since Media Matters Used Research!

(*GREAT NEWS FOR TUCKER From Crooks & Liars , if the facts , as alleged are true .
Who Knows ? >>>)

Mar 14 09:59

Boeing 737 planes to remain grounded for 'weeks' - Congress members after FAA briefing

Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will remain grounded for "weeks" until the updates to faulty software are tested, US lawmakers said after a briefing with Federal Aviation Administration officials.

Mar 14 09:55

‘Don’t sink! Don’t sink!’ Pilot reports reveal at least 2 incidents of Boeing 737 MAX 8 nosediving

Boeing 737 MAX 8 pilots reported their planes nosedived and lost altitude in at least two incidents before the current safety scandal that has seen the aircraft grounded across the world.

As Boeing deals with the fallout of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes being banned around the world following two deadly crashes, reports of the aircrafts nosediving have been revealed while other reports cite safety concerns.

Pilots on at least two US flights reported their aircrafts nosedived and lost altitude quickly when using autopilot mode on the 737 MAX 8 in the last few months, according to pilot reports compiled in the Aviation Safety Reporting System database administered by NASA. The data shows there were 11 reports about the Boeing 737 MAX 8 logged between April 2018 and December 2018, USA Today reports.

Mar 14 09:50

Neighbors describe hail of bullets that killed Gambino boss Frank Cali

Neighbors on Staten Island recalled on Thursday hearing the terrifying spray of gunfire that took down Gambino crime boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali.

The reputed mobster, 53, was shot dead just outside his Todt Hill mansion around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday — as his wife and young children were inside.

“About 9 last night, we were watching TV and we heard, ‘Pop! Pop! Pop!’ I thought it was fireworks,” said Fred Guinta, who lives directly behind Cali’s home in the quiet, upscale neighborhood. “My wife said, ‘Those are gunshots!’ It was six or eight shots.”

The gunman ran over the bleeding Cali — who was still alive — with his blue pickup truck before fleeing, sources said.

Mar 14 09:35

A Man Says A Series Of Events Caused Him To Miss The Ethiopian Airlines Flight That Crashed By Mere Minutes

A man says he narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed en route to Nairobi on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board, because of a series of coincidences.
Antonis Mavropoulos shared an image of his boarding pass along with an emotional post on Facebook titled "My Lucky Day," which detailed the events he said led to him missing Flight 302.

Mar 14 09:35

‘Cover up or leave the plane’: Thomas Cook threatens to remove British woman, 21, from flight to Tenerife because her crop top and trousers are ‘causing offence’

A British woman says she was left 'shaking' after Thomas Cook staff threatened to kick her off a flight to Tenerife unless she 'covered up'.
Emily O'Connor, 21, from Birmingham, was flying to the Canary Island holiday destination on 2 March when she claims airline workers told her that her black crop top and yellow trousers were 'inappropriate' and 'causing offence' to other passengers.

I looked at her photo. I am not offended at all!

Mar 14 09:34

Scientists shove smartphone into a BLENDER to analyse its contents - and reveal it contains tungsten and cobalt from African war zones and even GOLD

Scientists have blended a mobile phone to conduct a chemical analysis of what materials lie within it.
Smartphones are complex and intricate mechanisms which almost everyone in the world uses on a daily basis.
But a team of scientists wanted to show that there are high quantities of rare or 'conflict' elements in each phone, to encourage people to recycle devices.

Mar 14 09:34

'I survived the great social media outage of 2019': Celebrities, politicians, and even Denny's post hilarious memes and crack jokes on Twitter after Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp ALL went down for at least eight HOURS

The world had to go on without Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp for almost eight hours on Wednesday, and even celebrities couldn't help but panic a little.
Hollywood took to Twitter along with thousands of people across the globe to complain or crack jokes about the social media outage.

Mar 14 09:33

U.S. Follows the World to Ground Boeing Max, Citing New Evidence

U.S. regulators reversed course Wednesday and grounded Boeing Co.’s top-selling 737 Max family of airliners after evidence emerged showing a flight that crashed Sunday in Ethiopia may have experienced the same problem as a plane that went down five months ago off Indonesia.

Satellite flight-tracking data, combined with newly discovered evidence from the recent accident, raised suspicions about a safety feature on the Max that was implicated in the Lion Air crash in October, Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, said in a briefing.

“It became clear -- to all parties, actually -- that the track of the Ethiopian Airlines flight was very close and behaved very similarly to the Lion Air flight,” Elwell said.

Mar 14 09:32

Depravity, Frivolity, and Dissent: Are We Watching the End of an Empire?

A 40-year-old essay predicted the end of an empire and current events sure make it look like we’re watching it happen in real time.

I spend a fair bit of time scanning the news every day for my site, Preppers Daily News. And some days, I just have to shake my head as I realize that people are so desperate for…something…that they just keep going to further and further extremes to try and find that elusive thing their lives are missing.

The more I read, the more likeness I see to Sir John Glubb’s essay, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival. (It’s only 24 pages and you should definitely read it – it’s brilliant.) Sir Glubb wrote this outstanding work when he was 79 years old, after a lifetime of being a soldier, traveling the world, and analyzing history. It’s well worth a read as he goes into detail about the fall of empires past.

Mar 14 09:31

Here’s how AIPAC "could" lose its bipartisan status

The American Israeli Public Action Committee, widely known as AIPAC, has managed to remain bipartisan for nearly 70 years. Its membership is divided roughly equally between Democrats and Republicans. Leaders from across the American political spectrum – everyone from Vice President Mike Pence to Sen. Kamala Harris – have spoken at the influential lobbying group’s conferences.

But as a political scientist who teaches and writes about U.S. foreign policy and Middle East politics, I have been observing changing political landscapes within the United States and Israel. Growing competition between AIPAC and J Street, a relatively new pro-Israeli lobbying group, along with changes in how American Jews regard increasingly hardline and conservative Israeli policies, reflect a growing partisan split. I believe that ultimately these changes could make AIPAC’s agenda more attractive to Republicans than to Democrats, with potentially significant consequences for American-Israeli relations.

Mar 14 09:15

The Collapse of Western Civilization

Almost every factor that precedes the collapse of great civilizations has been met by the west.

Mar 14 09:11

An Aspiring YouTuber Thought A Man Was Sending Her Money On Venmo But He Was Setting Her Up For A Really Brutal Burn

Ali Resuta is a 21-year-old senior at Arizona State University who's also casually entertaining the idea of a YouTube career.
Resuta told BuzzFeed News her YouTube channel is "actually not serious at all" and is just a medium for her and her friends to vlog their experiences together. "But, I mean, who knows, maybe one day I’ll take it seriously," she added.

Mar 14 09:11

This Millennial Mayor Has A Viral Strategy To End The “Porn Star Presidency”

Pete Buttigieg got an hour of free airtime from CNN on Sunday night. The opportunity wasn’t so much a chance to win over a live audience as it was to bank the kind of viral moment that could elevate a little-known mayor of South Bend, Indiana, as a presidential contender.

Mar 14 08:56

No, Dual Loyalty Isn't Okay

(*Baloney!
We wouldnt be in The Middle East , Improving our Economy without our trustworthy friends , who don't stand a snowball's chance at world domination , on their own , without us!

.

Or are we talking about The Trump/Pelosi Unification of The Swamp , here?)

Mar 14 08:49

DUGIN: The End Of Atlanticism And The Rise Of The Heartlands

The classical schools of geopolitics recognize a deep dualism between the Civilization of Land (Heartland) and the Civilization of Sea. As Mackinder said, he who controls Eastern Europe, controls Heartland, and he who controls Heartland, controls the world. This idea was subsequently developed by Spykman into “He who controls Rimland (the coastal zone), controls Heartland.’

The fight to rule Heartland – by Sea Power from without, or in the Heartland itself from within – is the main formula of geopolitical history. Geopolitics is the battle for Heartland.

Mar 14 08:45

Government databases for all citizen DNA? No thanks

Since the advent of DNA testing in the ’80s, the tool has been hailed a silver bullet for crime-solving, with many arguing that governments must collect our genetic code as standard – but such proposals are riddled with problems.

When a woman gave birth to a baby boy at an Arizona nursing facility earlier this year, despite being in a coma for a decade, the debate surrounding DNA databases was reignited. Attempting to solve the crime, police compared the baby's DNA with that of male employees at the health facility. It was a harrowing case, but that’s the thing: It always is a disturbing and chilling event that precipitates calls for us to grant more sweeping surveillance powers to governments and encourage us to give up more of our privacy in pursuit of our safety.

Mar 14 08:42

People Are Picking Up Trash For A New Internet Challenge

The #TrashTag challenge is the best challenge social media has ever created.

Byron Román of Phoenix, AZ, ignited the new trend by calling out bored teenagers in a Facebook post.

"Here is a new #challenge for all you bored teens," Román posted on Facebook. "Take a photo of an area that needs some cleaning or maintenance, then take a photo after you have done something about it, and post it."

Mar 14 08:35

School refuses to give girls 5 days off while mum has life-saving heart surgery

A mum claims her daughters' primary school would not allow them five days off while she undergoes and recovers from a life-saving heart operation.

Mar 14 08:35

Universal Credit: 'My family is hungry and trapped in a spiral of debt'

A mum has told how her family has been left hungry and trapped in a spiral of debt 'thanks to a failing support system'.
Lauren Harris says they have been forced to rely on foodbanks and can barely afford their bills while receiving Universal Credit .

Mar 14 08:05

FITTON: SUPER News: Discovery in Clinton Email Scandal Begins — First Witness Testifies Tomorrow!

(*Its Official: The 2020 Presidential Campaign Season is Underway !)

Mar 14 08:01

Here's A Bunch Of Memes About The Felicity Huffman And Lori Loughlin Arrests

If you're just logging on to the internet today, let me be the first to inform you that, according to the FBI, Lynette from Desperate Housewives and Aunt Becky from Full House are criminals.

Mar 14 08:01

A Person Has Been Corrected After Claiming Women Only Use 7 Tampons A Period Cycle And They Should Stop "Whining" About The Costs

A comment from a Facebook user has been heavily criticized online because the user claimed women only use 7 tampons per period cycle, and only require 90 tampons "max" per year.
The commenter asserts a series of false and flagrant claims about women and period products in an effort to tell women to "stop whining" about the cost of tampons. "This isn't a first world problem," they wrote.

Mar 14 08:00

Man with epilepsy who couldn’t cook for himself, wash or travel alone denied disability benefits after appearing ‘well dressed’

When Murray Goulder applied for disability benefit last year, he thought he’d have no trouble being awarded it. Having suffered from epilepsy for many years, his condition meant he was unable to go anywhere alone in case he had a seizure.

Mar 14 07:59

Physicists "turn back time" by returning the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past, possibly proving the second law of thermodynamics can be violated. The law is related to the idea of the arrow of time that posits the one-way d

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past. They also calculated the probability that an electron in empty interstellar space will spontaneously travel back into its recent past. The study comes out March 13 in Scientific Reports.

Mar 14 07:18

Frozen In Time: Warplane Wreckage, Woolly Mammoth, Ancient Humans, and Dormant Bacteria

Cold, dark, and oxygen-starved, the depths of glaciers are equivalent to the "sci-fi of cryo-preservation in nature. The ice has entombed — and then returned — numerous objects over the years, ranging in size from dormant bacteria to warplane wreckage.

Mar 14 07:02

A Holocaust Survivor Shares How He Survived Concentration Camps and Death Marches in a Heartbreaking Reddit AMA

A 92-year-old Holocaust survivor held a Reddit AMA, in which he answered questions about his harrowing experience, how he survived the ordeal, and how he has come to terms with the world after World War II.

Mar 14 06:59

The Most Isolated Town In The United States

Where is the most isolated town in the United States? No, it is not in the Alaskan tundra or on the desolate plains of North Dakota or alone on a tiny island near Hawaii. The most isolated town in the United States is in Washington. An oversight when the U.S. and the U.K. established the border between the United States and Canada left the southern tip of a Canadian peninsula dangling in U.S. territory. You cannot drive to this town, Point Roberts, Washington, from the U.S. without crossing two international borders! Let’s look at what life is like in Point Roberts, Washington, the most isolated town in the United States.

Mar 14 06:06

More Power to You Miss Omar

(*Time to Nip It In The Bud , alledge a few facts , and start dogging her about her Birth Certificate !)

Mar 14 05:25

Depravity, Frivolity, and Dissent: Are We Watching the End of an Empire?

A 40-year-old essay predicted the end of an empire. Events from the past few years will make you wonder if we're watching it happen in real time. (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)

Mar 14 02:58

Trump Only Wants A Paltry $500M to Fund Its Coup in Venezuela

(*Sounds like The Venezuelan Treasury could may~be be next up for The US to protect from a terorist attack !
If , that is , the Facts as Alleged are True!)

Mar 13 20:22

Assassin’s arsenal: The 17th Century “Cabinet Book” Contained Herbs that Could Either Kill or Heal

The book below appears voluminous, but anyone who thought it has too much text inside is wrong.
The interior is crafted into 11 drawers in varying sizes, with each drawer fitted with a jar made of glass. Although empty, labels attached to each drawer containing a bottle clarifies what the purpose was. This hollow 17th century book was either an assassin’s arsenal with a bunch of toxic herbs and poisons, or a medicinal kit of sorts for healers and medicinal practitioners. We will never know for sure.

Mar 13 20:18

A Love Story: J.R.R. Tolkien Proposed to His Wife By Mail, Not Knowing She Was Engaged to Another Man

By all accounts, famous writer John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and his wife, Edith, had a close and happy marriage. They were married for 55 years, with Edith following Tolkien wherever his life took him.

Mar 13 20:14

Stephen Decatur And The Barbary Pirates

An exceptional sailor and heroic commander, Stephen Decatur was the youngest person in United States Navy history to reach the rank of captain. It was through his victories, leadership, and efforts that the U.S. Navy established itself as a powerful force of the sea. In the early 1800s, Decatur was a national hero, so much so that dozens of cities and towns were named for him. Let’s look at the exploits of Stephen Decatur.

Mar 13 14:31

Dick’s Goes Soft Again, Pulling (Guns) Out Of 125 Stores

Last year, Dick’s Sporting Goods yanked guns from 10 of it’s stores and prohibited the sale of ‘assault rifles’ across the board after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Now, they’ve made the decision to remove all guns and hunting equipment from 125 of it’s locations. While sales are down, someone is still buying their merchandise. It isn’t us, and it probably isn’t you. Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field & Stream locations are (and have been) off-limits to serious gun owners.

Mar 13 13:13

War Spending (It’s bankrupting America)

Our nation is being preyed upon by a military industrial complex that is propped up by war profiteers, corrupt politicians and foreign governments.

Mar 13 11:52

Bipartisan attacks on the 2nd Amendment

Most politicians must be pressured to stand up for freedom by informed and involved pro-liberty citizens That is why those of us who understand the benefits of liberty must remain vigilant against any attempt to erode respect for our rights, especially the right to defend ourselves against private crime and public tyranny.

Mar 13 11:46

Trump says he has signed an order to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he signed an order to ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes involved in two recent catastrophic crashes.

"Those planes are grounded effective immediately," Trump told reporters at the White House. "The safety of the American people, of all people, is our paramount concern."

The U.S. was the only nation still flying the Boeing 737 planes after Canada announced Wednesday that it was grounding the aircraft. The plane was involved in an Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday that killed 157 people.

The Federal Aviation Administration previously stood by the safety of the Boeing 737, saying it hadn't found any issues at fault with the jetliner that would merit a grounding order.

Mar 13 11:37

FACT CHECK: It turns out there are almost certainly half a BILLION firearms in the hands of Americans right now… and Dems want to somehow confiscate them all

Democrats tend to play the long game, politically, just like they have with illegal immigration, which has changed American demographics over the course of a single generation. The difference with guns, however, is that owning them is a constitutional right that is gaining in popularity, as evidenced by the sheer numbers of them in circulation, as Democrats move to limit ownership with new laws. -- Confiscating all of them would be an impossibility, not just because a large number of Americans would resist such efforts, but because there are so many in private hands.

Mar 13 11:10

Explosive Lisa Page Testimony: Dossier Timeline Contradictions And DOJ Interference

Testimony provided to Congress from former FBI lawyer Lisa Page reveals contradictions as to when she learned about former British spy Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier, sheds light on the “insurance policy” and exposes the Obama Justice Department’s decision not to charge Hillary Clinton with allegedly violating the Espionage Act.

Page’s testimony, which was delivered behind closed doors last July before a joint task force of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, reveals the internal machinations between senior bureau leadership and the DOJ. Basically, her testimony adds more depth to what happened during the critical months during the FBI’s investigation into President Trump’s election campaign and the bureau’s “Midyear Exam” investigation into Clinton.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "screams" guilty of obstruction, and points out, again, that the alleged "justice system, for the monied, means "Just-US!!!!!"

Mar 13 11:09

UH-OH: Obama’s Two Daughters Connected In The Massive College Bribery Scheme

An inductee of the New England Tennis Hall of Fame, Ernst at one time gave lessons to Michelle Obama and both her daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Ernst has been indicted on a charge with conspiracy to commit racketeering, along with eight other coaches.

Meanwhile, Rudy Meredith, who was the head coach of Yale University’s women’s soccer team from 1995 until November 2018, pleaded guilty last year to wire fraud, honest services wire fraud, and conspiracy; he has been cooperating with the government’s investigation since April 2018 and helped build the case against others in hopes of receiving a more lenient sentence.

According to the documents, Meredith accepted a $400,000 bribe from one family to help their child get into Yale on a soccer scholarship, even though he knew she did not play the sport competitively.

Mar 13 11:02

Trump Wants Half a Billion Dollars to Finance Regime Change in Venezuela

At his Monday press conference, Mike Pompeo said “we’ve asked (Congress to appropriate) up to $500 million…to restore the economy of the Venezuelan nation (sic) (and) help Juan Guaido.”

He failed to explain the ongoing Trump regime coup plot, nor that it’s all about replacing Bolivarian social democracy with US-controlled tyranny – DLT and hardliners surrounding him wanting control over Venezuelan oil, gas, gold, and other valued resources.

It’s what the scourge of imperialism is all about, Guaido an illegitimate US designated puppet, usurper in waiting, traitor to Venezuela and its people, belonging in prison longterm for his highest of high political crimes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Too bad Pompeo didn't characterize this as "the International heist of the Century", and said something like,

"Hey, folks this $500 million is just "chump change", to regime change venezuela, and grab its oil assets!; such a deal!!"

After all, Victoria Nuland bragged about how the US spent $5 billion dollars (with a B) to regime change Ukraine!!
United States spent $5 billion on Ukraine anti-government protests.

Mar 13 10:54

U.K. bans Boeing 737 Max 8 from airspace

Mar 13 10:52

US Media Erase Years of Chavismo’s Social Gains. Poverty Was Curtailed

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, which took off with the election of President Hugo Chávez in December 1998, frequently and even quite recently received praise for its social gains from the United Nations, international humanitarian organizations and economists. This aspect of the country’s story has been almost entirely written out of media coverage of the effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government by the US, Canada and their right-wing partners in Venezuela and the region.

Under Chávez, poverty in Venezuela was cut by more than a third, and extreme poverty by 57 percent (CEPR, 3/7/13). (These declines were even steeper if measured from the depths of the opposition-led oil strike, designed to force Chávez out by wrecking the economy.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Would that most Americans knew, and understood, their history as well as the citizens of Venezuela understand their own history and heritage.

Mar 13 10:45

We’re edging closer to nuclear war

Like more than a few neighbors, India and Pakistan have a property dispute. Theirs is over Jammu and Kashmir, a former princely state nestled against the Himalayas. India is in control and Pakistan sponsors militant raids under a fig leaf of deniability. Conflicts like these exist around the world. They are a natural consequence of geography and politics. If contending parties arm themselves with nuclear weapons, these regional quarrels will suddenly have apocalyptic potential.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The United States government is absolutely NOT "the adult in the room" when it walks away from former arms treaties it has signed; in fact, such "walking away" may be construed by other governments, as meaning that there is a rift, and a deep internal conflict and fracture in US governmental policy here in the US, and that may well be the case.

I am a Christian pacifist activist (a Methodist), who wants to see a world ready to walk away from war (ANY war) and work together to solve the hard problems together; and to me, ALL Fundamentalists, even if they be Christian, can be very dangerous to the health of the nations they control, and the health of peace itself.

And in a very clear, sang-froid look at war in general, as Karl Marx once observed, all wars are economic in their origin.

And yes, these wars can be sugar-coated with nationalism, exceptionalism, religion, and the ultimate canard, "defending one's way of life"; but at the end of the day, it's all about the money.

And the unfortunate thing is, the monied, for whose sake these wars are fought, never, themselves, see battle.

Think about that for a moment, please.

Why are we still in Iraq?!? The oil fields, who controls them, and in what currency in which that oil is sold.

Why are we still in Syria?!? The gas and gold, of course, and to insure that these are only for sale with the American dollar.

Why are we still in Afghanistan?!? For the rare earth minerals, oil pipelines, and the opium, and making sure that they are only for sale for AMerican dollars.

Why are we still in Libya?!? The oil, and making sure it is sold in American dollars!

Why are we in Africa?!? To expropriate as much of their natural resources as possible, and make sure that they are only sold in American dollars!!

Folks, is it my fevered imagination, or do you see a pattern here?!?

The process unfolds again and again; demonize; regime change; have US-centric companies manage and extract the resources, and only sell them for American dollars.

Venezuela may be high in the "countries the US government want to regime change" list; but were I a betting woman, I would bet on some kind of scenario involving Syria, Iran, Israel, and Russia, is going to be happening and very soon.

Please remember: The US, Russia and Israel, are all nuclear armed countries.

Mar 13 10:33

Incredible Pictures Show The 150ft 'Vessel' Sculpture In The Center Of New York's New $25BILLION Shopping Complex - That Takes 2,500 Steps To Reach The Top

A colossal sculpture that will give people more than 150 interconnected stairways to climb is opening to the public as part of New York City's Hudson Yards development.

Mar 13 10:31

'His Eyes Were Bulging. He Looked F***Ed. I Was Scared For My Life.' British Clubber Tells How UFC Star Conor McGregor Smashed His Phone In Miami Beach Car Park And Says: 'He's A Thug. He Thinks Rules Don't Apply To Him.'

The shaken clubber whose phone was smashed and taken by Conor McGregorhas branded the UFC superstar a 'dangerous thug' - telling DailyMail.com: 'I was scared for my life.'
Ahmed Abdirzak, 22, was trying to video McGregor outside a Miami Beach nightspot when the snarling MMA legend flew into a rage and 'punched' his iPhone 8 out of his hand.

Mar 13 10:23

REVEALED: FBI uncovered the massive, nationwide college fraud scheme by ACCIDENT while working an unrelated undercover operation

The FBI reportedly uncovered the bombshell college admissions bribery scandal by accident while working on an unrelated undercover operation.

Officials say the sprawling, nationwide corruption probe dubbed Operation Varsity Blues was sparked when someone being interviewed for an unrelated case tipped authorities off.

Fifty parents and coaches have already been charged in connection with the plot that involved parents paying bribes of up to $6million to get their children into elite schools between 2011 and 2018, according to an affidavit filed in federal court on Tuesday.

Among those charged were Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman, Fuller House star Lori Loughlin, and a former tennis coach for the Obamas.

Boston's US attorney Andrew Lelling warned that the investigation is ongoing and others could be charged.

Mar 13 10:21

Feds Arrest Dozens, Including Actresses and Ex-Pimco CEO, In "Largest College Admissions Scam Ever Prosecuted"

Update 3/12/2019 2:54PM EST: It was also disclosed that Willkie Farr & Gallagher Co-Chairman Gordon R. Caplan has been charged. Caplan, described in the complaint as “an attorney and the co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York”, is reportedly said to have donated $75,000 to the brokering entity in question in order to have SAT test administrators correct his daughter's answers after she finished it.

Update 3/12/2019 1:46PM EST: The complaint alleges that Ex-Pimco CEO Hodge “agreed to use bribery to facilitate the admission of two of his children to USC as purported athletic recruits” and, according to Bloomberg, he "sought to enlist the support of a cooperating witness to help a third child gain college admission". Hodge declined to comment to Bloomberg when reached on his mobile phone, reportedly only saying, “I can’t talk right now.”

Mar 13 10:16

LGBT hero who became first legal nonbinary person renounces 'sham' transgender life, becomes man again

In 2016, Jamie Shupe, a biological male, made international headlines after an Oregon judge granted him legal status as a "nonbinary" person, legally shedding gender designations that he felt oppressed his true identity as a woman. He had become the first American granted this legal status.

Mar 13 10:15

School suspends Christian student who posted Bible verses in response to LGBTQ pride flags — and her video goes viral

An Ohio high school student says that her school suspended her for posting Bible verses at school in response to a bevy of flying LGBTQ pride flags.

Mar 13 10:15

The Trump Administration North Korea Policy Isn’t Engagement. It’s Demanding Kim’s Total Surrender

In listening to Special Representative Steve Biegun’s remarks today at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference , which is affectionately known as #Nukefest on Twitter, I couldn't help but wonder what happened to the Biegun who dazzled so many of us Korea watchers just a few weeks ago. For those of us who support diplomacy with North Korea as well as an action-for-action approach in resolving not only the nuclear issue but forging a new relationship with Pyongyang, Biegun’s comments at Stanford University seemed almost heaven sent.

Unfortunately, it seems the administration has changed its tune, despite Biegun’s clever attempt today at spinning the obvious. While we may never know exactly what happened since the Hanoi Summit, the goal posts have clearly been moved on the U.S. side. Specifically, three things have changed that could very well end the current detente on the Korean Peninsula and spawn the resumption of tensions:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are appalling, and ironic moments when it appears that President Trump appears to be pathologically incapable of negotiating his way out of a large paper bag intelligently, let alone with a foreign president or dignitary.

And unfortunately, the Hanoi Summit with Kim Jung un, was one of those painful demonstrations of that inability.

In essence, President Trump was asking Kim to relinquish everything, for absolutely nothing on the American side of the equation; and that kind of tone and tactic, particularly for an Asian leader, is utterly impossible to stomach.

Just how Trump got turned, and why, we will never know; but this was a flat, abject failure on the part of this administration; and the damnable thing was, if Trump had given just a little, just something North Korea could have accepted as real, and followed through on it, we could be looking at the official end of the Korean war, and true reunification of both Koreas.

Look for more warmongering in Asia, against both China and North Korea, now that negotiations with the North Koreans have gone "mammary glands up".

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