13 Sep 2017

Machine gun-toting drone threatens to change combat forever
Florida-based startup Duke Robotics has unveiled the TIKAD, a custom-built multirotor that can carry and fire various military weapons, including semi-automatic rifles and grenade launchers.

EXCLUSIVE: DWS IT Guy Was Banned From House After Trying To Hide Secret Server
Now-indicted former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server. Police grew suspicious and requested a copy of the server early this year, but they were provided with an elaborate falsified image designed to hide the massive violations. The falsified image is what ultimately triggered their ban from the House network Feb. 2, according to a senior House official with direct knowledge of the investigation. The secret server was connected to the House Democratic Caucus, an organization chaired by then-Rep. Xavier Becerra. Police informed Becerra that the server was the subject of an investigation and requested a copy of it. Authorities considered the false image they received to be interference in a criminal investigation, the senior official said.

EU pledges to ‘make our planet great again’
The EU president said in an annual address Wednesday that, with the United States stepping away, Europe will lead the global fight against climate change. “I want Europe to be the leader when it comes to the fight against climate change,” European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker said in the annual State of the Union address.

Judge orders probe of ‘destruction’ of Hillary emails
the lawyer who made the Freedom of Information Act request has filed a complaint in a Maryland court seeking to have Clinton and her lawyers disbarred, and a judge has ordered the state bar to investigate allegations of destroying evidence, the Washington Times reported. An Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said Monday the complaints against David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were egregious and the state bar couldn’t dismiss them as frivolous.

Trump: North Korea sanctions just a very small step
Trump says latest UN sanctions on North Korea are nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal with the country’s nuclear program.

Neo-Nazis plan to march near Swedish synagogue on Yom Kippur
Jews in the Swedish city of Gothenburg were bracing for a neo-Nazi march scheduled to pass near the city’s main synagogue on Yom Kippur. Community leaders said they will appeal a police decision last week that would allow the Nordic Resistance Movement to march during the Gothenburg Book Fair, when some 100,000 people will gather in the city for the largest literary festival in Scandinavia.

Syria war: ‘Russian air strikes’ kill dozens in Deir al-Zour
Dozens of civilians have been killed since Sunday in suspected Russian air strikes along the River Euphrates in eastern Syria, activists say. Jets are reported to have hit camps for displaced people on the western bank of the river and passenger ferries outside the city of Deir al-Zour. It was not possible to verify the reports, and Russia has not commented.

Hurricane Irma: Quarter of Florida Keys homes ‘destroyed’
Hurricane Irma evacuees are returning to scenes of devastation in the Florida Keys with reports of a quarter of homes destroyed on the low-lying islands. The latest images show homes torn apart after the storm pummelled the region with winds of up to 120mph (192km/h). Search and rescue teams are moving through the worst affected areas with emergency supplies of food and water.

College Park to allow non-US citizens the right to vote in local elections
The College Park City Council has voted in favor of a measure that would allow city residents who are not U.S. citizens to vote in local elections. College Park joins six other towns in allowing legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants to vote in municipal elections.

Planned Parenthood Teams up with Satanists to Promote Abortion in Missouri
Missouri has reportedly doubled its abortion capacity this year “thanks to the Satanic Temple and Planned Parenthood,” who have worked in tandem to fight the state’s restrictions on abortion…Missouri had managed to lower the number of abortion facilities to a single clinic, but a second Missouri clinic opened its doors recently and two others plan on following soon.

Storms, love and nonsense of biblical proportions
Our Smart Phones have no chance when the big rains pour and our computers have no life when the big winds blow. We are human after all. What’s it all about? We don’t know. Maybe it is so — God is coming. Sure sounds like it all right. Must be tough being an atheist when all you have left is prayer. The most powerful nation on earth, and we tremble at the word…the word LANDFALL. God is coming.

Rep. Franks Predicts Awans Will Get Immunity For “Significant, Disturbing Story” About Wasserman Schultz
according to Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) who appeared on Fox News recently, there may be more to Alvi’s return than meets the eye as he predicts that the Awans could be working on a broader immunity deal with prosecutors in return for a “significant” and “pretty disturbing” story about Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “I don’t want to talk out of school here but I think you’re going to see some revelations that are going to be pretty profound.

Hamas, Palestinian Authority to Form Dangerous Unity Government
Ismail Haniyeh, the top leader of Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas, announced Monday that his organization is prepared to form a unity government with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party, without preconditions.

Are We Seeing the Return of the Eighth Plague?
In addition to the recent hurricanes and earthquakes, at least one of the plagues of Egypt has returned as swarms of locusts descended en masse on two separate parts of the globe in recent weeks. Huge swarms of locusts devastated farms throughout large areas of Southern Russia last month as well.

Fifteen no-cost abortions scheduled through Harvey relief effort
Fifteen patients have scheduled no-cost abortions as part of an effort launched by Whole Woman’s Health Clinic to pay for procedures for women affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Calls To Imprison “Climate Change Deniers” Grow In The Wake Of Hurricane Irma
“In the wake of Harvey, it’s time to treat science denial as gross negligence — and hold those who do the denying accountable.  Climate denialism is literally killing us.  Murder is murder…we should punish it as such.”

What Fiduciary Duty? San Fran Politicians Try To Force Pension To Dump $470MM Of “Fossil Fuel” Stocks
As if avoiding the next pension-induced global financial crisis weren’t hard enough, the San
Francisco Board of Supervisors seems hell bent on forcing their public pension board to completely ignore their fiduciary duty to retirees (and all taxpayers, frankly, as we’ll all be left holding the bag when these ponzi schemes implode) and immediately dump all “fossil fuel” investments.

Half of Protestants Agree With Catholics That Good Deeds and Faith Are Needed for Salvation: Pew
About half of Protestants in the U.S. now agree with the “historically Catholic belief” that both faith and good deeds are needed for salvation, rather than faith alone, a Pew Research Center survey shows.

Seattle’s mayor resigns after 5th sex abuse claim emerges
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday after a fifth man — one of his cousins — came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago. Murray, who had already announced that he would not seek a second term even as he denied wrongdoing, said he would step down effective 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Trashing Trump: Broadcast coverage of the president now 91% negative, say analysts
The trash talk, criticism and negative narratives continue. Much of the news media continues to offer coverage which is both hostile and biased against President Trump and his administration. Case in point: a wide-reaching new study from the Media Research Center finds that 91 percent of the recent coverage which aired on ABC, CBS and NBC has been negative.

Russia: Moscow does not want to escalate situation around U.S. diplomats
Moscow does not want to escalate the situation around U.S. diplomats in Russia, Russian news agencies cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Tuesday after talks with U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon in Helsinki.