26 Apr 2017

Scientists create negative-mass fluid that flows against the force
The Washington State researchers created the negative mass fluid using what’s known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, a quirky state of matter that acts like a superfluid, where particles move in waves and can flow without losing energy. These condensates allow scientists to study quantum mechanics, and were recently used to create a previously-hypothesized form of matter known as a supersolid.

US to launch Minuteman III ICBM to show ‘nuclear capabilities’ amid N. Korea tensions
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will be launched from a US Air Force base in California Wednesday to ensure its “effectiveness, readiness and accuracy,” and demonstrate “national nuclear capabilities,” according to the US military.

Brexit begins: EU deletes Britain from maps of Europe as it launches flagship social drive
The UK was conspicuously greyed out as a non-EU country in material the EU Commission has produced to advertise the launch of its keystone Pillar of Social Rights.

Cyber attack aimed at over 120 Israeli targets thwarted
The attack behaved in the same manner as a previous cyber attack carried out by OILRIG, one of the most active hacking organizations sponsored by the Iranian government.

North Korea threat: Experts paint dark picture of what fallout of pre-emptive strike may look like
Former CIA analyst Bruce Klingner told Newsweek that Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, would likely hit back with an artillery barrage in the event of a pre-emptive strike by the U.S. or an ally.

Bible Codes: Trump Will Help Israel Defeat Ancient Enemy Amalek in Syria
He prefaced his findings in the Bible by noting that in previous charts, US President Donald Trump was linked to Cyrus the Great, the Persian king who enabled the Jews to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. Trump’s role in Syria, the rabbi emphasized, “is clearly a result of this spiritual connection with Israel.”

Government Employee Salaries Outpace Private-Sector Salaries by Double Digits for Similar Work
Government employees earn roughly 17 percent more in total compensation than private-sector workers in similar jobs, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. Including both wages and benefits, the budget office compared the total compensation of similar workers who work for the federal government and those working in the private sector.

Environmentalists Are Dead Wrong
In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived, the late George Wald, a Nobel laureate biology professor at Harvard University, predicted, “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” Also in 1970, Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist and best-selling author of “The Population Bomb,” declared that the world’s population would soon outstrip food supplies.

Gardner Rips CNN’s ‘Stupid’ Questions About North Korea Briefing: No Wonder Americans Are ‘Pissed’ at Washington
Sen. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) ripped CNN host Brooke Baldwin for relaying “stupid” questions Tuesday about senators receiving a briefing at the White House on North Korea, saying that such preoccupations are why the American people are “pissed” at Washington.

Israeli NGOs after German FM meeting: We don’t take orders from Netanyahu
Left-wing Israel groups pledged to defy Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to continue their battle against the “occupation” after they met on Tuesday night in Herzliya with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. “Civil society will not take orders or succumb to pressure. We will go on opposing the injustices of the occupation until it becomes a thing of the past,” three Left-wing groups B’Tselem, Peace Now and Breaking the Silence said in a statement.

China launches aircraft carrier, boosting military presence
China has launched a new aircraft carrier in the latest sign of its growing military strength. It is the country’s second aircraft carrier, after the Liaoning, and the first to be made domestically. The as-yet unnamed ship was transferred into the water in the north-eastern port of Dalian, state media said. It will reportedly be operational by 2020.

North Korea tensions: US installs missile defence system in S Korea
The US military has started installing a controversial missile defence system at a site in South Korea, amid high tensions over neighbouring North Korea’s nuclear and missile ambitions. The Thaad system is designed to protect against threats from North Korea. Hundreds of local residents protested against the deployment, as vehicles carrying equipment arrived at the site in the south of the country.

Turkey arrests 1,000 in raids targeting Gulen suspects
Police have arrested more than 1,000 people in an operation across Turkey against a movement blamed for last summer’s failed coup. Raids were continuing as authorities targeted what was described as a secret structure within Turkey’s police force. Turkey says a movement loyal to US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen organised the July 2016 plot to bring down President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Judge cites Trump’s comment in ‘sanctuary city’ rulingFor the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump’s own language against him. In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick quoted Trump to support his decision to block the president’s order to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.

‘Superbug’ fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ
A ‘superbug’ fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe…The fungus called Candida auris is a harmful form of yeast. Scientists say it can be hard to identify with standard lab tests. U.S. health officials sounded alarms last year because two of the three kinds of commonly used antifungal drugs have little effect.

South Korea Sees Thaad Missile Defense System Ready This Year
South Korea said a U.S. missile defense system being installed on its soil has been partly deployed and should be operational by the end of the year, as tensions mount over North Korea’s nuclear program. The defense ministry gave the update on the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as Thaad, in a text message on Wednesday.

US To Test Fire ICBM Tonight That Can Reach North Korea
“The Simulated Electronic Launch of a Minuteman III ICBM is a signal to the American people, our allies, and our adversaries that our ICBM capability is safe, secure, lethal and ready.”

San Francisco Judge Blocks Trump’s Sanctuary City Order
To our complete ‘shock,’ a federal judge in San Francisco, U.S. District Judge William Orrick, has blocked Trump’s Executive Order intended to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Somehow The US Has Killed 70k ISIS Fighters – Twice As Many As It Says Exist
In its most recent published numbers, the Pentagon claims to have killed over 70,000 militants since June 2014 while only killing a mere 229 civilians. That’s an alleged hit rate of over 99 percent.

Mexican leftist’s party could win key state vote -poll
Mexico’s ruling party could be defeated by the candidate of leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a June state election seen as a litmus test for next year’s presidential race, a newspaper poll showed on Tuesday.

25 Apr 2017

German Weapons Giant Plans to Arm Ankara With New Turkish Panzer Factory
Germany’s largest supplier of military technology, Rheinmetall, is in talks with the Turkish authorities about building an arms factory in Turkey that will produce Panzers and other equipment for the Turkish army, the German newspaper Die Zeit reports.

Chile earthquake: 7.1 tremor strikes off coast near capital Santiago
A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but not producing any serious damage.

With eyes on Washington, Cairo and Riyadh warm up ties, looks to cooperate
Both Egypt and Saudi Arabia share a sense of satisfaction with the advent of the Trump administration, which they see as reversing Obama policies that harmed them.

Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing
Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea. All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday.

Shocking Bible Code Matrix Contains The Exact Day And Year That David Rockefeller Would Die
“Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” For Rockefeller, death caught up with him before he ever got to see the fulfillment of his New World Order dream.

Is Israel planning to strike more Lebanese sites in next Hezbollah war?
The IDF Military Advocate General Brig.-Gen. Sharon Afek hinted strongly on Tuesday that he will approve a wider range of Lebanese targets than were approved in the 2006 Lebanon War in the event of a new war with Hezbollah. Speaking at a Ramat Gan conference of military Judge Advocate General (JAG) officers from as many as 20 countries around the world, Afek said that “Hezbollah’s integration into state institutions raises questions of state responsibility.”

German foreign minister calls Netanyahu ultimatum ‘regrettable’
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday it would be “regrettable” if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off a meeting between the two, as he threatened to do if the foreign minister met groups that have testified against Israel abroad. Gabriel, who has described Israel as an apartheid state, said it would be a “remarkable event, to put it mildly,” if Netanyahu canceled their planned talks, arguing it was normal to talk to civil society representatives.

Israeli Sharia court system appoints first-ever female judge
Israel’s Sharia Courts appointed on Tuesday Ana Hatib as their first-ever female judge. The historic decision was made by the judges selection committee headed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who hailed Hatib’s appointment as “great news for the Arab woman and Arab society.” The Sharia Courts in Israel handle personal status law issues like marriage and divorce for Muslim-Israelis and have functioned on an uninterrupted basis since Ottoman times, including when Israel was established in 1948.

Princeton campus plastered with antisemitic, racist fliers
Fliers with anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant messages were posted on the campus of Princeton University. The fliers were discovered in at least four areas of the campus on Thursday, the Daily Princetonian student newspaper reported, including on the door to the main entrance of the campus Center for Jewish Life.

North Korea tensions: US submarine arrives in South Korea
A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. North Korea is celebrating its army’s 85th founding anniversary on Tuesday. It marked the event with a large-scale firing drill, South Korea said.

US imposes ‘sweeping’ Syria sanctions over ‘chemical’ attack
The US has imposed “sweeping” sanctions on officials in a Syrian government agency in response to a suspected chemical attack earlier this month. The treasury department ordered a freeze on all assets in the US of 271 employees of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC). The US believes it made the nerve agent that killed more than 80 people in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun.

Potential government shutdown looms for Trump’s 100th day
President Donald Trump and lawmakers have begun negotiations on a spending bill. If no deal is reached, the government would shut down this Saturday, which is also the President’s 100th day in office. Reason Magazine’s Matt Welch joined Dana Loesch on “Dana” Monday to discuss the implications. Welch believed any shut down would end in a matter of hours, stating “This is how Congress functions now.”

DOJ Has Sent a Letter to 10 ‘Sanctuary Cities’ in Possible Violation of Immigration Law
…Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed he sent a letter to 10 cities functioning as so-called “sanctuary cities,” which may be in violation of federal law. Sessions warned a failure to respond to those letters could result in those cities losing their federal funding.

DNC Chair Calls for Abortion Rights Litmus Test for Democrats
The little tent of the Democratic Party just got smaller, as DNC chairman Tom Perez has called for all Democrats to walk in lockstep with Planned Parenthood on the question of abortion rights, effectively ruling out the possibility of “pro-life Democrats.” “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” Perez said in a statement. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”

Chile rocked by 7.1-magnitude quake; no major damage reported
A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but not producing any serious damage.

Obama To Receive $400,000 Speaking Fee At Cantor Fitzgerald Conference
Shortly after Barack Obama delivered his first (free) speech today since leaving the White House in Chicago before an audience of community organizers and other fans, Fox News’ Charlie Gasparino reports that in what may be his first paid speaking arrangement, Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at Cantor Fitzgerald’s healthcare conference this September, setting the benchmark for how much an hour of the former president’s time will cost going forward.

Trump To Order Corporate Tax Rate Cut To 15%, Loading Up To $2 Trillion In Extra Debt
Trump has ordered his White House aides to accelerate his tax plan, the WSJ writes, “slashing the corporate rate to 15% and prioritizing cuts in tax rates over an attempt to not increase the deficit” which means that without an offsetting source of revenue, Trump is about to unleash up to $2 trillion in extra debt, a proposal which will face fierce pushback from conservatives as it appears to be a continuation of the status quo under the Obama administration, and may well be DOA.

Washington D.C. To Hold Massive “Complex Coordinated Terror Attack” Drill
On April 26, we’ll go one step further and stage a very realistic emergency event involving multiple sites and actors posing as the casualties.  However, there is no reason for residents to be alarmed because the exercise will occur in a controlled environment.

After First Hundred Days Media Ignores Trump Decreased US Debt by $100B Since Inauguration  
USA Today is reporting that the government may shut down by this coming Friday if Congress does not provide President Trump with a bill to keep it going….Under President Obama, the US debt grew by more than $560 billion which was an increase of more than 5% in his first 3 months in office…

OBAMA’S DEAD POOL LIST: Are These Deaths “Coincidental” Or Death By Association
Obama’s ‘Dead Pool’ list … These findings are based on fact, you decide if it’s coincidence, or death by association.

Flashback: Obama’s CIA Ordered to Hack Marine Le Pen and Other French Presidential Candidates
Wikileaks released documents in February that show Obama’s CIA sent out orders to hack Marine Le Pen and other presidential candidates in France.