28 Feb 2017

SpaceX plans to fly people around the moon
When it comes to SpaceX sending people into space within the near future, we generally think of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft taking astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). In an announcement made this Monday, however, it was revealed that SpaceX plans to fly a couple of paying customers around the moon late next year.

Facebook shuts down Fatah’s page
Facebook on Monday shut down the page of Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s party Fatah, apparently over a picture of its former leader Yasser Arafat with a weapon.

The Democrats are not done ruining the country
This is really not your father’s Democratic Party. Joined at the hip, after last week’s roll call in Atlanta, are Tom Perez and Keith Ellison, two radicals chosen to lead the Party and the nation entirely leftward. Their constitution is not our Constitution and if they ever get in, prepare for an America favorable to Sharia law. Standard-bearers for America and for Israel, is it time to panic? I think so, yes, and please don’t laugh.

Netanyahu: Still no agreement on settlements with Trump
Netanyahu said that although he is working with the White House to establish a “mechanism” for coordinating settlement construction, “things are not as simple as you think they are,”

A ‘special prosecutor’ for New York Times ‘B.S.’?
Sean Spicer didn’t directly accuse the New York Times of running a fake news story about contacts between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials before the election. But the White House press secretary made it clear that’s exactly what he was doing. In fact, Spicer said the FBI had called the story “B.S.”

Panic in Sicily as Mount Etna volcano BLOWS in furious eruption on Italy holiday isle
Italy’s Mount Etna has started spewing lava in what is its second eruption of the year. Giant fountains of lava could be seen sprouting from the volcano, located on the isle of Sicily, as far away as Catania, around 30 kilometres away, and the resort town of Taormina.

Scientists Believe Cascadia Earthquake Heightened Right Now
Last weeks 4.2 earthquake which was recorded near Belfair Washington and a cluster of hundreds of small quakes in the Puget Sound has scientists raising the alarm of something larger to come!

Settler activists protest as evacuation of Ofra homes begins ahead of demolition
Several hundred settler activists arrived on Tuesday morning in the West Bank settlement of Ofra to protest as security forces began to evacuate nine houses determined by the High Court of Justice to be built on private Palestinian land. Along with the activists, the leading rabbis of the national-Religious and settler communities have also come to support and give encouragement to the residents of the houses slated for destruction and the protestors.

Egypt deports top Palestinian official on arrival at Cairo airport
Egyptian airport security denied entry to a senior Palestinian official on Monday and deported him, sources at Cairo airport said. Jibril al Rajoub, a confidant of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a high-ranking member of the central committee of Abbas’s Fatah movement, was told he was on a no-entry list and put on a flight to Jordan, the sources said.

‘Taliban infiltrator’ aids police killing in Helmand province
Twelve policemen have been killed in an “insider attack” in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say. A police source told the BBC that an infiltrator from the Taliban had allowed militants into the outpost in the regional capital, Lashkar Gah. The infiltrator fled with the Taliban. Other reports said the infiltrator killed the policemen himself.

Berlin truck attack: Police raid properties linked to mosque
German police have carried out raids across Berlin on properties linked to a mosque used by the Christmas market truck attacker, Anis Amri. A 460-strong police deployment searched apartments and two commercial premises. Six prison cells were also searched. The organisation which ran the mosque has been closed down.

Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse
The United Nations has warned that large numbers of children are still risking their lives to make the dangerous journey from Libya to Italy. Unicef says almost 26,000 children – most of them unaccompanied – crossed the Mediterranean last year. In its new report, Unicef says many children suffer from violence and sexual abuse at the hands of smugglers and traffickers.

Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code
Google has released details of a bug in Microsoft’s browsing programs that would allow attackers to build websites that make the software crash. Google researcher Ivan Fratric said the bug could, in some cases, allow attackers to hijack a victim’s browser. The bug was found in November, but details are only now being released after the expiry of the 90-day deadline Google gave Microsoft to find a fix.

World’s most threatening superbugs ranked in new list
The World Health Organization has drawn up a list of the drug-resistant bacteria that pose the biggest threat to human health. Top of the list are gram-negative bugs, such as E. coli, which can cause lethal bloodstream infections and pneumonia in frail hospital patients. The list will be discussed ahead of this summer’s G20 meeting in Germany.

Judge Rules California Must Release Papers Discussing Risk Of Cellphone Use
California could have to hand over some documents on cellphone use it tried to keep under wraps. On Friday, a Superior Court judge ruled the state must release papers discussing the possible risks of long-term cellphone use. The documents were written by the state’s Environmental Health Investigations branch and are believed to contain cellphone radiation warnings and recommendations for public use.

Welcome Aboard… But First US Marshals Will Scan Your Retina
For some 15 years, airport security has become steadily more invasive. There are ever more checkpoints, ever more requests for documents as you make your way…to the airplane. Halfway down the jetbridge, there was a new layer of security. Two US Marshals, heavily armed…stood next to an upright machine with a glowing green eye. Every passenger, one by one, was told to step on a mat and look into the green scanner. It was scanning our eyes and matching that scan with the passport, which was also scanned (yet again).

The Knesset approves Biometric Database Law
The Knesset passed Monday the second and third readings of the biometric database law initiated by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri. According to the law, any citizen issued an ID card or passport will be obligated to join the database and provide a picture. Adding a fingerprint will be optional. 39 MKs were in support of the third reading versus 29 who opposed it.

Putin says draft U.N. resolution to sanction Syria ‘inappropriate’
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday a draft U.N. Security Council resolution put forward by Western powers to sanction Syria’s government over the alleged use of chemical weapons was inappropriate. The Security Council will vote later on Tuesday on a resolution drafted by France, Britain and the United States to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders.

Air strike kills key Afghan Taliban commander
An air strike has killed an Afghan Taliban commander who twice oversaw the capture of a strategic northern city, officials said Monday, in a major blow to the insurgent group. Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, the Taliban shadow governor in Kunduz province, was killed on Sunday when he was holding a meeting in the volatile Dasht-e-Archi district.

ITIN: The Massive Tax Loophole Allowing Illegal Aliens to Defraud American Citizens
In 1996, the IRS began issuing a new type of tax identification number, the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). ITINs are assigned to U.S. taxpayers, predominately illegal aliens and their dependents, who are not eligible to obtain a Social Security number.  The primary purpose of ITIN’s was to capture the previously untapped source of new federal tax revenue from undocumented workers.

In Canada, Doctors Have Qualms About Helping People Die
…The confusion over who qualifies for legalized physician-assistance dying(murder) “causes great anxiety for physicians, and many just pull back,” said Vancouver Island family physician Dr. Jonathan Reggler, chairman of Dying with Dignity Canada’s physician advisory council. “If the doctor doesn’t carry out the medically assisted death according to the law, that doctor is at risk of being prosecuted for murder.”

Your Cell Phone Is a Death Trap-5G Is a Killer
I recently interviewed Virginia Farver about the police state surveillance grid being installed at breakneck speed all across America. The system will be powered by 5G. This is reckelss and very dangerous. Your cell phone has become a major impediment to your health, not to mention your privacy. The Intellistreet light poles spy on you. Every traffic cam recognizes you. Every move you make, every breath you take, the police state surveillance grid is stalking you.

The Dow Has Never Had A Longer Streak Of Record Closes… Ever
Core Durables Goods and Shipments MISS, Pending Home Sales MISS, Dallas Fed ‘Survey’ BEAT…

Minimum Wage Massacre: Wendy’s Unleashes 1,000 Robots To Counter Higher Labor Costs
In yet another awkwardly rational response to government intervention in deciding what’s “fair”, the blowback from minimum wage demanding fast food workers has struck again. Wendy’s plans to install self-ordering kiosks in 1,000 of its stores – 16% of its locations nationwide.

North Korea Executes Five Officials With Anti-Aircraft Guns
North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that “enraged” leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s spy agency said Monday.