Thursday, September 21, 2017

North Korean leader to consider 'highest level of hard-line measure' against U.S.

Kim Jong un  "Rocket Man" according to  President tRUMP .
Thomson Reuters      CHRISTINE KIM AND SOYOUNG KIM       September 21st 2017 
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said in a rare statement on Friday the North will consider the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" against the United States in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" the North.

Calling Trump "mentally deranged" and his comments "the most ferocious declaration of a war in history," Kim said his U.N. speech on Tuesday confirmed Pyongyang's nuclear program has been "the correct path".

"His remarks ... have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last," Kim said in the statement carried by the North's official KCNA news agency.


"As a man representing the DPRK and on behalf of the dignity and honor of my state and people and on my own, I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech," Kim said, referring to the North by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oreal heiress and world’s richest woman, dies at 94

 The Wrap          REID NAKAMURA          September  21st 2017 
Liliane Bettencourt, the billionaire heiress of the cosmetics company L’Oreal, has died at the age of 94.

Bettencourt, whose family founded L’Oreal and now owns a 33 percent stake in the company, died “peacefully” in her home on Wednesday night, according to a statement from her daughter Fran├žoise Bettencourt Meyers sent to The Guardian on Thursday.

“In this painful moment for us, I would like to reiterate, on behalf of our family, our entire commitment and loyalty to L’Oreal and to renew my confidence in its President Jean-Paul Agon and his teams worldwide,” Meyers said.

Bettencourt was named the world’s richest woman back in March in Forbes‘ annual list of billionaires. At the time, she was estimated to be worth $39.5 billion. The next richest woman on the list was Wal-Mart’s Alice Walton, with an estimated worth of $33.8 billion .

Condolence to the family and friends   
RIP        Shadow  & Witchy

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong un ( where is James Bond when you really need him?)

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un looks on during the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency: Would threatening Mr Kim undermine support for his regime among Pyongyang's elite?

There’s a secret plot afoot to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong-un and his key officials if the dictator starts a war, it has emerged. 
South Korean special forces have briefed president Moon Jae-in on the possibility of sending trained killers into North Korea to target the regime’s leadership.
It comes after Kim fired a test ballistic missile over Japan earlier this week, sparking outrage across the world.
Moon has reportedly told his military officials to be ready to ‘quickly switch to an offensive posture in case North Korea stages a provocation that crosses the line’.

South Korea already has a 'secret' plan in place to assassinate Kim Jong-un
South Korean army soldiers have been reportedly briefed on what to do if war breaks out

This would mean the country would be ready to carry out air and sea landings in the event of a ‘conventional’ attack from the north.
According to reports, Taurus cruise missiles fired from F-15 fighters would be used if President Moon Jae-in gives the go ahead if a war is started. And the measure would be initiated by the President’s Special Forces, Seoul newspaper Munwha IIbo reported.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump renewed his warnings to North Korea on Twitter, writing: ‘The US has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un watching the launch of an intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 near Pyongyang.

Since then, the US has flown supersonic bombers and fighter jets over South Korea in a show of force following North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch, according to the military in Seoul.
An official from Seoul’s Defense Ministry said two B-1B bombers and two F-35 fighters participated in training with South Korean F-15 fighter jets.
Such flyovers are common when animosity rises on the Korean peninsula, which is technically in a state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.



The B-1Bs were flown in from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam while the F-35s came from a US base in Iwakuni, Japan, the official said.
Pyongyang had earlier threatened to fire a salvo of Hwasong-12s toward Guam, which is home to key US military bases and strategic long-range bombers the North finds threatening.
The UN has since condemned the North for its actions, and have urged it to halt its weapons program immediately.
The country has previously gone against UN sanctions and conducted dozens of ballistic missile tests under Kim but this is one of the first time a projectile has been flown over mainland Japan.
Time for the rest of the world to pull together and come up with a final solution to the North Korean threat to world peace.
In the past, the North's leaders have taken seriously the risk of being targeted.
In March 1993, for example, at a time of heightened US-North Korea tensions, Kim Jong-il, the then leader of the country and the father of Kim Jong-un, spent most of the month in a secure bunker, committed to a "semi-war" status while announcing the country's withdrawal from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT).
Fear of US escalation pushed Mr Kim into hiding but did not prevent the North from continuing to respond belligerently by violating international norms and abrogating past agreements.
Given the fears and precautions of the North's leaders, a South Korean directed "hit" on Mr Kim would be highly risky.  A botched assassination attempt could easily provoke retaliation from the North in the form of limited military action that might in turn rapidly escalate unintentionally to a full-blown nuclear exchange.
But in an environment where there remain no good policy choices for dealing with the North Korean challenge, assassination may be the only remaining option.


North Korean soldiers: Seoul is worried about a nuclear arms race on the Korean peninsular

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Russian Scientists Kept Five People Awake For 30 Days… But They Never Expected THIS To Happen.

 Sleep is a necessity of life. We need it to survive and not getting enough can have serious consequences.
Russian scientists decided to do an experiment to see if they could bypass the whole sleeping thing, and instead keep humans awake, for not just days, but weeks.

The results were shocking:
It took place in the late 1940’s where five men were enlisted for the study. They were enemies of the state so their involvement was likely not one of choice. The sleep deprivation study would aim to employ small doses of experimental gas which would hopefully eliminate any need for sleep.
They were placed in a sealed environment. This way the researchers would not be exposed to the experimental gas. The prisoners had microphones to communicate, and were given running water, food, a toilet, and books to read. All of this was just enough for a month. They were also given a cot, but the bedding was removed, likely in anticipation that the study members would not need it.
Three days went by. And things actually went well. The deal with the prisoners, which apparently was phony, was that if they didn’t crash out for 30 days, they would be free. Their dialogue and action was monitored. The prisoners began opening up about past trauma they had been through. These became darker after the fourth day.
It was day 5 when paranoia started to set in. Complaints regarding past decisions and circumstance of how they got here started surfacing. They were not conversing with one another, but rather whispering into their mics. There seemed to be something at play where they believed winning the trust of the scientists and betraying their fellow prison mates was key.
Day 10. Screaming begins. Three hours straight a prisoner is seen running back and forth continuously across the room, screaming to the point of not being able to produce a sound, only squeaks as scientists figured his vocal cords had torn.
There was no response from the other prisoners regarding the screaming.

Suddenly there seemed to be silence from the chamber. The scientists were not hearing anything, so they used the intercom, something they did not plan to do, in order to elicit a response from the prisoners. They even said that if they participated in responding, they would be freed. This is the response they got from a single calm voice:

“We no longer want to be freed.”
Day 15. The gas stimulant was removed from the chamber. It was replaced with fresh air. But the prisoners began begging for the gas to be put back on. Soldiers then came in to get the prisoners. Four of the five were still breathing. No food had been eaten in 5 days. The man who was dead, was also missing pieces of flesh. Mainly from his thighs and chest. It was clogging the drain, which in turn flooded the room as four inches of water filled the floor.
The ones who were alive were also missing skin and flesh and had wounds present, which seemed to be self-inflicted. Meanwhile the corpse was something that even the top level soldiers did not want to go near let alone bring outside.
A prisoner was killed in the process of trying to free the subjects. Violence ensued. One of prisoners explained why he was acting violent upon attempting to be freed. He simply said:

“I must remain awake.”

Monday, September 11, 2017

Australian tech expert issues dire warning about the dangers of killer sex robots

killer sex robot


DIGITAL TRENDS: (Tech)
The newest threat to humans may not be nuclear weapons or climate change, but rather robots intended for intimate purposes that could suddenly turn deadly. Even worse, they can even be armed with guns or knives.
Cyber security expert Dr. Nick Patterson recently voiced his concerns about the killer sex robots, cautioning that hackers could take control of the devices and turn them into wanton killing machines. “Hackers can hack into a robot or a robotic device and have full control of the connections, arms, legs and other attached tools like in some cases knives or welding devices,” he declared. “Often these robots can be upwards of 200 pounds, and very strong.”
Elon Musk has previously warned about killer robot armies, describing artificial intelligence research as “summoning a demon.” Dr. Patterson, however, believes that the danger lies in hackers taking control of the sex robots and using them as deadly weapons. “The last thing you want is for a hacker to have control over one of these robots! Once hacked they could absolutely be used to perform physical actions for an advantageous scenario or to cause damage.”
Sex robots are a booming field in artificial intelligence, and the race is on to build the first mass-market robotic erotic companion. Harmony, a $15,000 robot created by Matt McMullen at Abyss Creations, is programmed to be “docile, submissive, and built like a porn star.” Over five years, she has evolved through six iterations and is generating a lot of interest among robot doll aficionados. “My goal, in a very simple way, is to make people happy,” McMullen said. “There are a lot of people out there, for one reason or another, who have difficulty forming traditional relationships with other people. It’s really all about giving those people some level of companionship – or the illusion of companionship.”
Some sex robots have been programmed with actual personalities, and there are others that need to be seduced before you, uh, get down to business. Some robots can be stimulated to orgasm, and there are even plans for robot brothels in Europe. These virtual girlfriends aren’t cheap, however – plan to shell out at least ten grand for even the base models.
On top of that, there’s always the danger they’ll go on a homicidal rampage. Perhaps we should take our cue from the writings of Isaac Asimov and require that all sex robots be programmed with the Three Laws of Robotics.
  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.


Thanx Yahoo

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

Irma floods a beach in Marigot on September 6.


 In Hurricane Irma's destructive path across the Caribbean eight people have been killed and 23 injured in French island territories and the death toll is expected to rise as rescue teams continue their search across the islands.
A total of 100,000 food rations have been sent to the islands – enough for four days of supplies.
More than 1,000,000 people in Puerto Rico – around 70 per cent of the population – have been left without power from the category five storm which is heading towards Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Communications in the area are difficult with between 90 and 95 per cent of buildings on Barbuda destroyed.


More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean
 Eight dead and 23 injured in French Islands

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean
St Maartin
More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean
Antigua

About 60 percent of the island’s 1,400 residents were left homeless, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said.
‘It is just really a horrendous situation,’ Browne said after returning to Antigua from a plane trip to the neighboring island.
On St Thomas in the nearby U.S. Virgin Islands, Laura Strickling spent 12 hours hunkered down with her husband and 1-year-old daughter in a boarded-up basement apartment with no power as the storm raged outside. They emerged to find the lush island in tatters.
Many of their neighbours’ homes were damaged and once-dense vegetation was largely gone.

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

‘There are no leaves. It is crazy. One of the things we loved about St Thomas is that it was so green. And it’s gone,’ Strickling said. ‘It will take years for this community to get back on its feet.’
Shocking footage and pictures taken from a helicopter over St Martin hints that the number could rise significantly.

It is hard to find a single building that hasn’t suffered some kind of damage as a result of the 185mph winds that are crashing their way across the Caribbean at the moment.
Many homes and businesses have been flattened, trees have been felled, and a huge sea surge has shifted tons of sand onto land.
The Dutch government is holding a crisis meeting to discuss its response to the damage inflicted on the Caribbean island of St Martin, a former Dutch colony, by Hurricane Irma.
A Dutch military helicopter filmed severe damage in St Maarten





More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk said early Thursday that ministers would huddle in The Hague to coordinate the aid operation after initial aerial images taken from a navy helicopter showed the extent of damage to the island.
Plasterk told Dutch NOS radio that there is ‘an extreme amount of damage, particularly on St. Maarten.’ He said the government had no confirmed reports yet of casualties, but stressed that communications were proving difficult.
Florida is on high alert for the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma, which continues to tear a deadly path trough the Caribbean, leaving devastation in its wake.
The storm destroyed nearly all buildings on the island of Barbuda on Wednesday, killing a two-year-old child as a family tried to escape, before wreaking havoc on the French territories of St Martin and St Barts, leaving at least seven dead.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the UK is ‘taking swift action to respond’ to the disaster after speaking to the chief minister of Anguilla, a British overseas territory that was among the first islands to be hit.

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

Britons in the region have been urged to follow evacuation orders, while states of emergency have been declared in Puerto Rico, Cuba and Florida – amid fears Miami could be struck directly by the hurricane.
On Thursday morning Irma’s eye was just north of the coast of Puerto Rico, lashing the island with heavy rain and high winds and leaving more than 900,000 people without power.
It came less close to the capital San Juan than expected, with its last location about 140 miles north-west of the city.

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

Irma is moving at around 16mph on a course forecast to take it toward the Bahamas and the British overseas territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
An alert sent by the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies on Grand Turk urged residents near the coasts to take shelter on higher ground, warning the storm surge could raise water levels by 15 to 20 feet above the normal tide.
Some US government personnel have been ordered to leave the Bahamas before the hurricane’s arrival, expected on Friday.
On the US mainland authorities fear the hurricane may slam into the Florida peninsula over the weekend, just days after storm Harvey devastated Texas.
With 1,350 miles of coastline, the most in the continental United States, Florida has roughly 2.5 million homes in hazard zones, more than three times that of any other state, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency data.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Imagine



Trump visits Harvey's victims , serves food

  Thomson Reuters         STEVE HOLLAND        Sept.  2nd 2017 
HOUSTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump tried on the role of "comforter-in-chief" on Saturday, playing with children in an evacuation center and passing out food and supplies to those in need after Hurricane Harvey's assault on Houston.

Trump, dealing with the first natural disaster of his 8-month-old presidency, comforted victims and thanked volunteers and first responders after being criticized earlier in the week for not showing sufficient empathy on his first trip to the storm-battered Texas coast.

Trump, 71, was joined by his wife, Melania, as he passed out food and hugged, kissed and played with children at the "kid zone" in Houston's NRG Center, a 700,000-square-foot (65,000 square meter) facility that was turned in to the city's largest emergency shelter.

Trump appeared relaxed as he posed for photographs with volunteers and chatted with those relocated to the shelter alongside Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

"It has been a wonderful thing," Trump said of his meetings with the children as he helped serve food to evacuees amid shouts of "Thank you, sir."

Trump, who declared Sunday a national day of prayer, then went to a church in nearby Pearland, where he and his wife helped load half a dozen cars with boxes of supplies for victims. He said the volunteer work was "good exercise."

Trump also visited a neighborhood that had sustained flooding but had dried out to greet residents and praise them for doing "a fantastic job holding it together."

The visit came after a week of historic flooding in the area that killed at least 40 people, displaced more than 1 million and dumped as much as 50 inches (127 cm) of rain.

Trump asked Congress late on Friday for an initial $7.85 billion for hurricane recovery efforts. The request comes as Washington faces tough budget negotiations.

The trip may have political implications for Trump. According to the Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll, almost 59 percent of the public disapproves of Trump’s performance as president.

His initial trip was contrasted unfavorably with the reaction of former President Barack Obama, who became known as "comforter-in-chief" after mass shootings and the Sandy superstorm that hit New Jersey in 2012.

With floodwaters still present, Trump had stayed clear of the Houston area on his trip to Texas on Tuesday, saying he did not want to hamper rescue efforts. Instead, he met with Cabinet members, state and local leaders and first responders in the state capital Austin and Corpus Christi, where Harvey first hit, focusing on the logistics of the government response.

Trump tweeted that he had seen "first hand the horror & devastation" from Harvey but reporters traveling with him said they saw no damage.

"That was reasonable criticism," said Matt Mackowiak, chairman of the Republican Party in Travis County, Texas, who has praised the Trump administration’s handling of the disaster.

On Saturday, some area residents - even one who had voted Democrat - said they believed Trump's visit was a positive.

"It raises the morale," Kevin Jason Hipolito, who identified himself as a Democrat, told reporters at the convention center. "When he went to Corpus I was like, 'Man he just forgot about us.' This shows a lot of support. It perks up morale."

But it remains a difficult task for Trump, a Republican businessman new to politics, to match expectations set by his predecessors of both parties who were widely considered politically deft at displaying solidarity and commitment to those suffering from disasters both natural and man-made.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

For Aunt Jeannie : NASA releases stunning image of the total solar eclipse from space


 NASA offered extensive coverage of the August 21 total solar eclipse and the space agency isn't done sharing. 

NASA shared an "Image of the Day" on Wednesday, showing the moon's shadow, or umbra, on the face of the Earth as it blocked the sun's rays. 

Only six people -- NASA’s Randy Bresnik, Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson, ESA (European Space Agency’s) Paolo Nespoli, and Roscosmos’ Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy -- were afforded the spectacular view from orbit. 

The eclipse's path of totality spanned from Oregon to South Carolina and was viewable from all lower 48 states. 

Monday's phenomenon, dubbed "The Great American Eclipse," was the first total solar eclipse to pass over the United States since 1979. 

Aunt Jeannie ,
What a beautiful sight , I hope this make people appreciate  our planet more , I told mama  that our so call president  should stop talking about a wall  and start helping  to find a  way to  help our planet .
Daddy said , son , that is just wishful thinking , there is nothing in it for him .
Chris says we  will teach this Saturday .
Bushel of love coming your way .
Jonny and Chris

Monday, August 21, 2017

To Aunt Jeannie :When will the next total solar eclipse happen in the U.S.?


ARIS FOLLEY, AOL.COM       August  21st 2017 
On August 21, 2017, parts of the U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse that will block out the entire sun in a major event dubbed the "Great American Eclipse."

It's been 38 years since such an event was seen in the continental U.S. and nearly a century since it was visible from coast to coast. 

And it won't be the last.

For Americans unfortunate enough to miss out on the astronomical phenomenon this year, they won't have to wait much longer to see the next total solar eclipse viewable in the U.S., which is only seven years away.

Monday's total solar eclipse is unique in that it's the first eclipse to pass over the entire U.S. in the 21st century -- the last eclipse of this magnitude occurred in 1918.

But after that event passes, Americans will have the chance to view yet another total solar eclipse that falls within its borders on April 8, 2024. According to NASA, the event's path of totality -- a narrow band of land that has a prime view of the moon completely eclipsing the sun -- will span from Texas to Maine.


After the 2024 total solar eclipse, there won't be another in the U.S. for two decades. The next total solar eclipse will be viewable only in Montana on Aug. 23, 2044, and the following year, a solar eclipse with a similar totality path to the one this year will occur on Aug. 12, 2045.

After those, the southern region of the U.S. will experience solar eclipses in both 2052 and 2078, and the northeastern region of the country will experience one in 2079. Alaska will experience its own exclusive total solar eclipses in 2033 and 2097.

But if seven years is too long of a wait for some, there are other vantage points for viewing a total solar eclipse, like Argentina, which will experience a total solar eclipse on July 2, 2019.

Aunt Jeannie , Chris and I hope you enjoy this one also , The first one we had , Chris loan it to one of our students at Sci-Port , We wrote you a byline of what we are doing at Sci-Port .
Chris loan it to one of our students . We teach a class at Sci-Port  two hours  every  Saturday morning ' 8 to 10 AM ."
Chris  and I both read your comment to us  , Chris said the only way Man would go to Mars , mama would be going .
Daddy has a big sing in the yard  saying no boys over 10 is allowed  here , if they are bold enough yo come , they will be shot on sight . Daddy is almost as funny as poppa .
We love you very much and wish you and your family the best of health
Wrote by 
Jonny and Chris

To Aunt Jeannie :This post is for you


Saturday, August 19, 2017

White House Forced To Admit To Multiple Trump Lies

The President of the United States of America is a pathological liar.

The White House was forced to essentially admit that at least three of Trump’s recent statements were lies:

I consulted with generals before issues transgender military ban on Twitter.

A boy scout official called me and told me my speech was the greatest ever.

The Mexican president called me and said I’m doing a great job on immigration.

Each one of these statements has been shown to be totally and demonstrably false. The Pentagon said we don’t know of any generals that were consulted, the boy scouts said no one called Trump and told him that his speech was great and Mexico said their president didn’t speak to Trump on the phone or tell him that he’s doing a great job of anything.

Asked directly if Trump’s boy scouts claim was a lie, she said, “I wouldn’t say it was a lie. That’s a pretty bold accusation. The conversations took place, they just simply didn’t take place over a phone call … he had them in person.”

It was a similar story with the claim about Mexico’s president calling Trump to tell him how great he’s doing. Sanders said Trump had been “referencing a conversation that they had had at the G-20 summit.”

The argument here is that both times Trump alleged phone calls took place, the sentiment was accurate but the conversations were not on the phone.

So in order to believe that Trump wasn’t lying, and simply fabricating stories, you’d have to believe that Trump is incapable of distinguishing between conversations he’s had in-person and conversations he’s had over the phone.

In other words, either Donald Trump is a liar or a crazy person.

If you believe that the president is competent lucid and generally with it, saying he doesn’t know the difference between in person and on the phone isn’t a good defense.

But besides their falsity, another factor that each of these statements, particular the latter two, have in common is their triviality. Trump lies so often and so casually about everything and anything that it really is pathological. He lies for the sake of lying. It’s part of his character. He’s a fraud, a phony, a faker. Comments like these can only be the result of a volatile mix of hubris, delusion and petty narcissism.


The most disturbing part of all of this may be the fact that many of us are becoming desensitized to doublespeak and blatant misinformation coming out of the White House on a regular basis.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Roving Reporter :'Art of the Deal' co-author predicts Trump is about to resign

 August 17th 2017 
Co-author of President Trump's book "The Art of the Deal” says the Trump presidency is effectively over and Trump himself is getting ready to walk away.

Tony Schwartz has been a frequent critic of the president since he took office, and tweeted out his latest thoughts on Wednesday.

"The circle is closing at blinding speed. Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice," Schwartz wrote via Twitter. ""Trump's presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner."

Schwartz, who’s been predicting resignation for a couple of months now, says President Trump would make a deal for immunity to avoid prison time in exchange for him stepping down.

Schwartz says the Russia investigation will be huge and that the president doesn’t want to go to jail.




The Roving Reporter


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

'Anonymous' wages 'domestic terrorism' on alt-right

Veuer    NATHAN ROUSSEAU SMITH     August 15th 2017 
Infamous hacker group Anonymous declaring an all out war against neo-Nazi and white supremacy websites following the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

In a newly released video they declared, “Citizens of the world we are anonymous and we are angry." 

Anonymous finds it a sad state of affairs when in the year 2017 we still have nazi party flags flying high and terrorists still killing for the nazi cause.”

The group also accusing President Trump of being sympathetic to the white supremacist cause. 

They argue while hate speech is protected by the first amendment, quote “there is a fine line when words turn into action” referring to the death of Heather Heyer.

The group vowing to expose members of the KKK and shut down various servers hosting sites exposing such views in retaliation for using the weekend violence as a rallying point.

Now the group posting screenshots of various neo-nazi sympathetic sites they claim were taken down through their hacking efforts, approximately a dozen in total.

Meanwhile Google and GoDaddy declining to host Richard Spencer’s website the Daily Stormer, reportedly sending the website to recesses of the dark web.

 Anonymous says they had no involvement in the site’s takedown.

The activist hacking group concludes saying they won’t stop until the “ideology of hate is dead and buried forever.”

The Roving Reporter : Man who raped and murdered 4-year-old girl is publicly executed and hung from crane

ALEX LASKER, AOL.COM         August 14th 2017 
For the second time in under a month, a man was publicly executed in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa in front of hundreds of onlookers for the rape and murder of a young child.

Hussein al-Saket, 22, was shot several times by a police officer in Tahrir Square after he was found guilty of kidnaping, raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, according to the Independent.

Following the execution, al-Saket's body was hanged from the top of a crane for the large crowd of onlookers to see.

Metro reports that Ali Ayedh, the 4-year-old's uncle, said that al-Saket had taken part in the search for the young victim before police discovered he committed the crime.
  
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Ayedh said he hoped that al-Saket's public execution would act as a 'deterrent' for future criminals.

On July 31, 41-year-old Muhammad al-Maghrabi was executed in Sanaa's Tahrir Square after a judge found him guilty of raping and murdering a 3-year-old girl.


Al-Maghrabi's execution also drew an unusually large number of onlookers to the square because of the gruesome nature of the crime.





The Roving Reporter

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Roving Reporter : California to sue Trump administration over sanctuary policy

 Thomson Reuters     BY DAN LEVINE          August 14th 2017 
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - California plans to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, a spokesperson for California's attorney general office said on Monday.

The city of San Francisco filed its own lawsuit against the department late last week, saying the federal government has improperly sought to force local jurisdictions to enforce national immigration law by imposing funding conditions.

President Donald Trump issued a broad executive order in January targeting wide swaths of federal funding for cities that generally offer illegal immigrants safe harbor by declining to use municipal resources to enforce federal immigration laws.

However, a San Francisco judge drastically limited the scope of that policy.

The Justice Department has sought to impose conditions on a national grant for local law enforcement that mandates access to local jails for federal immigration officials, as well as 48 hours notice before releasing anyone wanted for immigration violations.

California's planned lawsuit challenging those conditions, as well as San Francisco's case, is similar to a legal challenge filed last week by the city of Chicago.

In a statement on Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the state, not the federal government, is best suited to determine how best to allocate its law enforcement resources.

"When President Trump threatened to defund our local law enforcement's ability to do its job and protect our people, he picked the wrong fight," Becerra said.

A Justice Department spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.  






The Roving Reporter

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Roving Reporter : Century-old Confederate time capsule opened in Florida

 By Katherine Lam Published August 08, 2017 
Florida historians on Tuesday unveiled the items locked in a century-old time capsule that was discovered hidden in the base of a Confederate statue in June. 

Orlando's Historic Preservation Board discovered Confederate money, a letter from 1911, newspaper clippings and other historic documents in the rusted metal box, FOX35 reported.

"I'm surprised there's so much that's intact here,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, who was at the Tuesday unveiling. 

Dyer added he had expected a "box full of dust.





Inside the 100+ year old time capsule: Confederate money, a letter dated Feb. 15,1911 #Fox35
9:11 AM - Aug 8, 2017 · Orlando, FL

 Newspaper inside 100+ y/o time capsule talks about old-fashioned chicken and waffles dinner #Fox35
10:16 AM - Aug 8, 2017 · Wekiwa Springs, FL
By Katherine Lam Published August 08, 2017 
 Florida historians opened a time capsule placed in a monument in 1911.
Florida historians opened a time capsule placed in a monument in 1911.  (FOX35)
Florida historians on Tuesday unveiled the items locked in a century-old time capsule that was discovered hidden in the base of a Confederate statue in June. 

Orlando's Historic Preservation Board discovered Confederate money, a letter from 1911, newspaper clippings and other historic documents in the rusted metal box, FOX35 reported.

"I'm surprised there's so much that's intact here,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, who was at the Tuesday unveiling. 

Dyer added he had expected a "box full of dust."

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The box also contained three newspapers, from the South Florida Sentinel, Orange County Citizen and the Daily Reporter-Star, dated 1911 -- confirming historians' belief the statue was installed that year. Some articles talked about old-fashioned chicken and waffle dinners. 


Inside the 100+ year old time capsule from Lake Eola's Confederate Statue #Fox35
10:12 AM - Aug 8, 2017 · Altamonte Springs, FL
Items found inside time capsule will be processed, categorized and preserved #Fox35
10:17 AM - Aug 8, 2017 · Lake Mary, FL


The time capsule was discovered in June when officials moved the "Johnny Reb" statue at Lake Eola Park. Dyer announced plans to move the Confederate statue after an outcry from some residents and officials who said the monument only solidified racism and white supremacy, The Orlando Sentinel reported. Supporters of the statue argued it honored fallen soldiers. 

The statue was moved to Greenwood Cemetery where a plot of land stands for Confederate soldiers. The statue is set to be reassembled.

The items will be processed, categorized and preserved for archive purposes, FOX35 reported.

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The city delayed opening the time capsule out of fear of damaging the contents in the box. The United Daughters of the Confederacy, an 1894 organization who claim members hid the time capsule in the statue, also took issue with city officials opening the treasure.

Patt Schnurr, a member of the organization, said the United Daughters of the Confederacy should have the right to open the time capsule. 

"They are deliberately doing this," she told FOX35. "In other words, we have no say so in this."

The 94-year-old said "there is a statement in there that says the monument was put up in honor of the Confederate soldiers."

The United Daughters of the Confederacy filed a lawsuit in June in small claims court demanding the time capsule be returned to the organization.




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Friday, August 04, 2017

Vice President Pence's hawkish tone on Russia contrasts with Trump approach

THOMSON REUTERS         August  4th 2017
WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) - When President Donald Trump scolded U.S. lawmakers on Thursday for clamping down on Moscow with new sanctions, his message clashed with the one that Vice President Mike Pence pushed during a four-day trip this week to Eastern Europe.

As he toured Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro, Pence said the sanctions passed overwhelmingly by Congress would send a unified message to Russia that it must change its behavior.

Trump, by contrast, took to Twitter to complain that the sanctions legislation, which he grudgingly signed, would send U.S.-Russia relations to "an all-time & very dangerous low."

While some Republicans played down the divergence, critics said it exemplified an incoherent policy that would unsettle allies and fail to placate Moscow.

"There are some policies where a good cop/bad approach can work," said Michael McFaul, a U.S. ambassador to Russia under former Democratic President Barack Obama.

But McFaul added that in the case of the Trump administration's policy toward Russia, Moscow was likely to view the mixed signals as a sign of policy disarray.

If the Republican president continues to want improved relations with Russia, "he's not achieving his goal," McFaul said.


The White House's two-track approach is mirrored in Moscow.

After Trump signed the new sanctions into law on Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the No. 2 in the Russian ruling hierarchy, launched a blistering attack on the White House.

Yet Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who has tried to cultivate a personal rapport with Trump in phone conversations and face-to-face meetings at a summit in Germany -- has not uttered a word in public about the sanctions since Trump approved them.

Trump has repeatedly said he wants better ties with Russia. But the country has loomed large over the first six months of his administration as a special counsel and U.S. congressional panels investigate allegations Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to help Trump and also examine any potential role by Trump aides.

Moscow denies any meddling and Trump denies any collusion by his campaign.

After Congress passed the sanctions legislation with a large enough margin to override a presidential veto, Trump signed it on Wednesday but criticized it as infringing on his authority and said he could make "far better deals" with governments than Congress could.

As a countermeasure to the sanctions, Putin called for reducing the staff of the U.S. diplomatic mission by 755 people and for the seizure of two properties near Moscow used by American diplomats.

Jarrod Agen, deputy chief of staff to Pence, insisted that Trump and Pence were "completely aligned" on Russia.

"It was the president's decision to send the vice president to the region. It was the president's decision to deliver the message that the vice president delivered," Agen told Reuters.

He added that Pence and Trump spoke every day during his trip and sometimes multiple times a day.

The disconnect between Pence and Trump on Russia is an anomaly. Pence usually goes to lengths to emphasize his loyalty to his boss and to downplay any differences.

Their different tone on Russia dates back to the U.S. presidential campaign. While Trump often praised Putin, Pence called the Russian president a "small and bullying leader" during a vice presidential debate last October.

During his trip this week, Pence condemned Russia for its "occupation of Georgia's soil" as he spoke to U.S. and Georgian troops engaged in joint exercises only 40 miles (64 km) away from Russian troops in South Ossetia.

In Montenegro, Pence accused Russia of trying to "destabilize" the western Balkans - a message criticized by Moscow.

Russia's Foreign Ministry said it was "regrettable to note that Washington is sliding ever deeper into the primitive ideology of the Cold War era, which is completely detached from reality."

Traditional Republican conservatives - who favor a hard line on Moscow - have taken some comfort in Pence's message, as have foreign leaders concerned about the impact of a rapprochement between Trump and Putin.

"What he (Pence) is saying is good and helpful and should be the policy of the Trump administration – and so for those of us who want it to be that way, we're happy to embrace it," said Danielle Pletka, senior vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

"None of us know what Donald Trump thinks in his heart of hearts about Russia," Pletka said. But she added: "If (Trump) were not comfortable with Pence making this trip, Pence would not be making this trip."


Republican Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he would not "read a lot" into the different tones struck by Pence and Trump, although he welcomed Pence's trip to the European countries .

Friday, July 28, 2017

Archaeologists Unearth A Decades-Old Lock Box With Some Truly Disturbing Contents

World War II ended in September of 1945, bringing several years of combat, destruction, and loss to a tragic conclusion. Even 70 years later, however, people are still uncovering remnants of this terrible time in history. Recently, a discovery was made in the rural Nevsky Pyatachok region of Russia that sheds new light on the war.

During an archaeological dig, historians found a lock box encased in mud. It was so caked in dirt, in fact, that no one could tell what it could possibly contain—nor did they have any idea just how surprised they would be once they found out.

When they finally cracked it open, they realized that what was hidden inside should have probably remained locked up.

A recent archeological dig in the rural Nevsky Pyatachok region of Russia revealed a mysterious, World War II-era lock box buried in thick mud. The box was also extremely heavy. Whatever was inside certainly seemed important enough at one point in time in order for someone to bury it that far deep into the ground!
The box was buried so deep, in fact, that it was unbelievable to think that it could’ve been the work of just one person. Perhaps the topography of the land had changed due to erosion or mud slides after it was hidden away? Another possibility: the area could’ve been attacked by a grenade or another explosive during the war.
It looked just like a real treasure chest, except with more mud caked onto it. How long has it been underground like that? And more importantly, what in the world could be inside? It looked like there was some kind of etching in the side, but it was impossible to see what it read.
Once the archeologists cracked open the box, they were stunned. It was like taking a step back in time: inside, perfectly preserved, were the contents of someone’s life from 70 years ago. The items could have belonged to anyone, and their pristine condition amazed everyone who participated in the dig.
They discovered a German Reichsmark, which was a form of currency used between 1924 and 1948. There was also a card that seemed to identify a member of the Nazi party. It became clear that the lock box contained the personal belongings of a soldier fighting for Germany. But why would he bury his possessions underground?
As the archeologists rummaged around in the lock box, they discovered clothing, shoes, papers, and scraps of newspaper. Surprisingly, the newspaper clippings were still crisp and didn’t look weathered at all—a testament to the sealed box that contained them. This truly was a time capsule from World War II.
Also among the items inside was a box of cigars that were clearly untouched. Whoever buried these things had probably just purchased the cigars, too, as their box was completely full and still wrapped in its original paper. The archeologists who discovered them must have felt enchanted by all these items!
Apparently, the owner of the lock box really enjoyed smoking cigars. A second box of smokes was uncovered, and it, too, was untouched. Perhaps this German soldier was convinced his side would win the war and wanted to celebrate? He seemed to carry all his vices with him. No wonder the box was so heavy when archeologists first found it…
Two handles of Jamaican rum were packed inside as well. While the lock box certainly revealed its owner’s preferences, there were no clues about what happened to the man, or why his things were buried the way that they were. The rum was unopened, just like both boxes of cigars
The archeologists also discovered the German soldier’s cap. Tattered and frayed, it had clearly seen battle. The hat had definitely belonged to a Nazi soldier, but what happened to the man who wore it was still unclear. His story may never be told, but it’s safe to say he was no longer with us.
The Nazi’s jacket was inside too, and it was completely untouched. Either this man had never worn it, or it had just been washed when he buried it along with the rest of his possessions. He could have buried all this for a number of reasons.
The most amazing artifact by far was this identification tag, because it could be used to track down the owner of these items as well as the story behind them. It looked like it didn’t say the owner’s entire name, however. How would anyone even start going about a search for the owner?
There’s some dispute as to whether these items are genuine or not, but if they are, they’d be worth a good bit of money. You just have to wonder why these were buried in the first place…

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