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Exclusive: Pentagon's budget plan funds 404 Lockheed F-35 jets - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department plans to buy The orders will amount to about $40 billion in new revenue for Lockheed, the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, and engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp .404 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets over the next five years, a net decrease of 5 to 7 percent from last year's plan, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.

The orders will amount to about $40 billion in new revenue for Lockheed, the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, and engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp .



Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Protesters rallied against Islam and In Germany, up to 8,000 people took part in a PEGIDA rally in Dresden, according to the independent group Durchgezaehlt, which monitors attendance figures. Up to 3,500 people took part in a counter-demonstration on the other side of the Elbe River that divides the city, it said.immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators amid growing tensions

over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent.

Riot police clashed with demonstrators in Amsterdam as supporters of the anti-Islam group PEGIDA tried to hold their first protest meeting in the Dutch capital.

Only about 200 PEGIDA supporters were present, outnumbered by police and left-wing demonstrators who shouted,

"Refugees are welcome, fascists are not!"

Dutch riot police detained several people as officers on horseback intervened to separate the two groups of demonstrators.

It was not immediately clear how many people were detained.



Twitter deletes 125,000 Isis accounts and expands anti-terror teams

Twitter has deleted more than 125,000 accounts linked to terrorists since Isis has also been linked to automated accounts, or “bots”, that churn out extremist rhetoric. These automated accounts can sometimes be caught with tools normally used to fight spam. mid-2015, the company announced, offering some of the most detailed insight yet of how Silicon Valley

is collaborating with western governments in its fight against Islamic State.

The social media company is relying on a mix of human judgment and technology, developing teams of specialists in the US and Ireland that comb through thousands of suspect accounts.



Dallas police announce criminal investigation of Manziel

(Reuters) - Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is the subject "As there are many emotional factors involved, it is not uncommon for a victim of domestic violence to question or delay reporting an assault."of a criminal investigation regarding a domestic violence complaint,

Dallas police announced late on Friday.

"Today the Dallas Police Department received a complaint of a domestic violence assault that occurred in Dallas on January 30, 2016," the police said in a statement.

"A criminal investigation into the incident, in which

Johnathan Manziel

is the listed suspect, has been initiated.



The return of the dogs of war: what's it like to be a soldier for hire?

When you are a soldier in the military, and you’re firing at an enemy He was shot at by snipers, survived a handful of roadside bombs and a grenade attack, and once a bullet lodged in the bulletproof glass of his vehicle, inches from his head. alongside several other soldiers, you don’t know if it was your gun, your bullet, that killed someone.

“I’d rather not know,” says Stephen Friday, who spent 12 years in the British army before becoming a private military contractor (PMC) in 2008, working in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first time he ever shot somebody, and knew about it, “was as a PMC.

The firefights were a lot closer, a lot more personal.” It was also more dangerous.

As a soldier, he had once come under fire for seven hours in Baghdad, but as a PMC, “I would say it was worse.

When you’re in the army, you’ve got an army behind you.

As a PMC, you can’t call for back-up, you can’t call fire missions in.

Certainly my worst incidents were as a PMC rather than in the military.”

He was shot at by snipers, survived a handful of roadside bombs and a grenade attack, and once a bullet lodged in the bulletproof glass of his vehicle, inches from his head.



Saudi won't dare send troops to Syria: Iran

Saudi Arabia wouldn't dare send ground troops to war-torn Syria, the Iran, the strongest regional ally of President Bashar al-Assad, openly provides financial and military support to the Damascus government but denies having troops on the ground in Syria.chief of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Saturday, after Riyadh opened up the possibility of such a deployment.

The Sunni-ruled kingdom, Iran's regional rival, has said it could "contribute positively"

if the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Syria decided on ground action.

But Major General Ali Jafari, commander of the Guards, said such a move would amount to suicide for Saudi Arabia.

"I don't think they would dare do that...

If they do, they will inflict a coup de grace on themselves," he said, according to Fars news agency, a media outlet close to the Guards.

"They thought that through support and financial aid they could make gains in Syria but the recent victories by the resistance front have disrupted all of their calculations," Jafari said.



Report: Ex-commanding officer drank with Navy crew, harassed women

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former commanding officer could be According to the report, Sorenson was drunk in public, used alcohol and had personal firearms aboard the Anzio, created a hostile work environment, used indecent language, sexually harassed female officers and misused government vehicles.dismissed from the Navy over numerous misconduct allegations after a night of heavy drinking with his crew while he was in charge of the guided missile cruiser the USS Anzio.

Officials relieved Capt. Brian K. Sorenson of command in September, according to a report from the Virginian-Pilot ( On Thursday, the newspaper obtained a report from the Navy on its investigation.

According to the report, Sorenson was drunk in public, used alcohol and had personal firearms aboard the Anzio, created a hostile work environment, used indecent language, sexually harassed female officers and misused government vehicles.



Maurice White: The Audacity Of Uplift

All that is solid melts in the presence of funk. Maurice White — the When brawny jams like "Sing a Song," "Getaway" or "Mighty Mighty" come blasting through the speakers, who among us is truly powerful enough to resist tapping our toes, snapping our fingers, bobbing our necks, launching into the electric slide or just straight up losing our minds altogether on the nearest dance floor?prolific songwriter, singer, producer, arranger, bandleader, organizer and conceptualist at the helm of multi-platinum act Earth, Wind & Fire who transitioned on Thursday at 74 after a 25-year struggle with Parkinson's Disease — gifted us with years of optimistic, exuberant music that could instantly evaporate your frown into thin air.

Made up of top-shelf musicians like White, guitarist Al McKay, percussionist Ralph Johnson and keyboardist Larry Dunn, Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is the black music ensemble as a constellation of individual shining stars, each grooving together in the worshipful service of happy feeling.

I've always thought of EWF as more than just a musical act — it's the concept of a band as a sensual rhythm machine.



Pope's sex abuse panel tells survivor to take a time-out

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee During a commission meeting Saturday, "it was decided that Mr. Peter Saunders would take a leave of absence from his membership to consider how he might best support the commission's work," the Vatican said. voted Saturday to sideline one of its members,

a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission.

Peter Saunders, a British advocate for victims, had been highly critical of the Vatican's slow pace of progress in taking measures to protect children and punish bishops who covered up for pedophile priests.

He had also wanted the commission to intervene immediately in individual cases, rather than just craft long-term policies to fight abuse.



Bones found 37 years ago linked to missing Sonoma County girls

Two sets of bones found off Highway 20 near Willits nearly 37 years ago "We suspected that maybe foul play had been involved. We'€™re glad to know there's a definite answer to that."have been identified as the slain remains of a pair of teenage girls missing from Forestville since 1978, Mendocino County sheriff'€™s officials said.

For nearly four decades, the two cold cases --€” the missing girls and the discovered bones --€” remained unsolved and unconnected, waiting for technological advances to correct the mistaken belief that the bones were those of a male and a female.

This week, the families of 15-year-old Kerry Graham and 14-year-old Francine Trimble joined Sheriff Thomas Allman as he announced

that the remains were the missing girls.

"We had largely resigned ourselves to never knowing why they disappeared,"€ said Will Walsh, Francine'€™s uncle.



Fast-growing motorcycle group is largely for law enforcement

DENVER — One of the nation's fastest-growing motorcycle clubs is But experts say its members are increasingly becoming entangled in violence with other biker groups, blurring the line between professionals who are sworn to uphold the law and a biker culture with a long history of criminal activity.composed largely of military, police officers and prison guards.

It also embraces the regalia and traditions of outlaw biker gangs — a choice that has provoked deadly clashes with other groups.

The Iron Order club insists it is a law-abiding, charitable brotherhood of family men who just like to ride.



$153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented

(CNN)Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, "Time and time again, by innuendo, by insinuation, there is this attack that he is putting forth which really comes down to, you know, anybody who ever took donations or speaking fees from any interest group has to be bought. And I just absolutely reject that, senator, and I really don't think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. And enough is enough," Clinton said.combined to earn more than

$153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows.

In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address.

The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner,

collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.

The analysis was made at a time when Hillary Clinton has been under scrutiny for her ties to Wall Street, which has been a major focus of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail. "What being part of the establishment is, is in the last quarter, having a

super PAC that raised $15 million from Wall Street, that throughout one's life raised a whole lot of money from the drug companies and other special interests," Sanders said at Thursday's Democratic debate hosted by MSNBC.



Beyond Flint: In The South, Another Water Crisis Has Been Unfolding For Years

It's not simply Flint that has bad water. The Michigan city, which has "What's happening here in St. Joseph got the attention it's gotten because Flint has made water a public issue," he says. "And what I try to tell people is, this isn't just happening in St. Joseph or in Flint. It's happening in Louisiana, it's happening in Kentucky and Tennessee and Mississippi and in areas of poor and disenfranchised communities across the country."grabbed headlines recently for its rampant water contamination, is joined in that dubious distinction by another town, much farther south: St. Joseph, La.

"It's just a given fact that at some point during the week, you're going to have brown or yellow water," says resident Garrett Boyte.

Boyte says there have been problems with the water there for a decade,

but it's only in the past few weeks that St. Joseph has gotten any media attention. "What's happening here in St. Joseph got the attention it's gotten because Flint

has made water a public issue," he says.

"And what I try to tell people is, this isn't just happening in St. Joseph or in Flint.

It's happening in Louisiana, it's happening in Kentucky and Tennessee and Mississippi and in areas of poor and disenfranchised communities across the country."

The cause of the dark water in St. Joseph seems to be a broken pipe in the community's aging system. While local officials have said it's not dangerous, the break in the pipe could be a warning.



Who's funding this pro-Ted Cruz super PAC?

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)A super PAC spending millions of The twist here is that Stand for Truth has accepted more than $1 million in donations from corporations or limited liability companies, whose funders are difficult to uncover, meaning the original source of the campaign cash is hidden. While corporations can make donations to super PACs, an LLC allows individual donors to steer cash through easy-to-register, self-owned organizations. dollars to bash Ted Cruz's Republican rivals is shielding the names of many of its top donors and strategists, accepting and directing donations through a particularly high number of hard-to-trace companies, new documents reveal.

Stand for Truth, Inc., an emerging player in the orbit of often clashing constellation of pro-Cruz super PACs, recently pledged to air more than $4 million in television ads to back Cruz in Iowa and South Carolina.

Super PACs can accept unlimited contributions but are required to disclose their financial backers.

The twist here is that Stand for Truth has accepted more than $1 million in donations from corporations or limited liability companies, whose funders are difficult to uncover, meaning the original source of the campaign cash is hidden. While corporations can make donations to super PACs, an LLC allows individual donors to steer cash through easy-to-register, self-owned organizations.



Taiwan earthquake: Rescuers in frantic search for missing

Rescuers are searching the rubble of a high-rise residential building in The 17 storeys of the Weiguan Jinlong (Golden Dragon) apartment complex, home to at least 256 people, crumpled down on each other as the quake took hold just before 04:00 (20:00 GMT on Friday). Television pictures showed rescuers frantically trying to reach people trapped in the rubble, using ladders to climb over piles of debris. southern Taiwan after an earthquake that killed at least 14 people.

Some 30 people are still missing from the 17-storey block, one of several buildings that collapsed in Tainan city when the magnitude 6.4 quake struck. Among the dead was a newborn baby.

Nearly 500 people were injured, at least 92 of whom remain in hospital. President Ma Ying-jeou has promised an "all-out effort" to rescue people.

More than 800 soldiers have joined in the rescue effort, with the help of hi-tech equipment and rescue dogs.

Shelters would be set up for those who have lost their homes in the city of two million people, the president said when he arrived in Tainan.

Leaning ruins

The 17 storeys of the Weiguan Jinlong (Golden Dragon) apartment complex, home to at least 256 people, crumpled down on each other as the quake took hold just before 04:00 (20:00 GMT on Friday). Television pictures showed rescuers frantically trying to reach people trapped in the rubble, using ladders to climb over piles of debris.



‘Survivor’ Alum Michael Skupin Charged With Child Porn

Former "Survivor" contestant Michael Skupin has been charged with According to the attorney general, an investigation was opened on Skupin when victims from his alleged Ponzi scheme contacted a local news reporter. possession of child pornography, the Michigan attorney general said Friday.

In all, the 54-year-old was charged with six counts of possession of child sexually abusive materials, along with five counts of larceny by conversion, and one count of racketeering- conducting a criminal enterprise.

Skupin is accused of taking part in running and promoting a Ponzi scheme.

According to the attorney general, an investigation was opened on Skupin when victims from his alleged Ponzi scheme contacted a local news reporter.



Feds: Dearborn Hts. man supports ISIS, planned attack

Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, of Dearborn Heights has not been charged with In an affidavit filed in a criminal complaint on a weapons and marijuana charge, he's described as being an ISIS supporter who talked about committing violent acts of terrorism, including shootings and beheadings.terrorism crime.

FBI says it's been tracking him since May, that he threatened attacks against police and church in support of ISIS

A 21-year-old Dearborn Heights man threatened terror attacks in support of ISIS with targets including police and a Detroit church with up to 6,000 members, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday.

Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, has not been charged with any terrorism crime.



Syrian refugee numbers soar at Turkey border

The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of Nato accuses Russia of "undermining" Syrian peace efforts - including the suspended talks in Geneva - through its strikes, a claim denied by Moscow Russia and Turkey trade accusations of preparing an invasion in Syria fighting in northern Syria has nearly doubled, a Turkish official says.

The governor of the Turkish border province of Kilis said 35,000 refugees had reached the border area -

up from an estimated 20,000 on Friday.

Turkey says it is prepared to help the refugees

but the frontier remains shut.

They are fleeing a Syrian government offensive on rebel-held

positions near the northern city of Aleppo.

In the past few days, the Syrian army

- backed by Russian air strikes

- has made a series of gains around Syria's largest city.

In other developments: About 120 fighters on both sides were killed around the town of Ratyan, north of Aleppo, on Friday,

the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

Syrian FM Walid al-Moualem warns the country will resist any intervention and the aggressors would be sent home "in coffins",

in a what is seen as a reference to Saudi Arabia's statement that it may join such an operation



200 million women and girls live with female genital mutilation, says U.N.

(CNN)They covered her face and laid her down.

At least 200 million women and girls in 30 countries now live with female genital mutilation, according to a new UNICEF report published in time for Saturday's International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, as the practice is often abbreviated.What happened next, Agnes wishes no girl would ever experience.   "They grabbed my legs and arms," she said. "They excised me. Blood was coming out."

Her genitals had been mutilated.

Agnes, now 14, underwent the procedure in Cote D'Ivoire. But the practice is by no means limited to that one country, or even to just a few.

At least 200 million women and girls in 30 countries now live with female genital mutilation, according to a new UNICEF report published in time for Saturday's International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, as the practice is often abbreviated.

The report says 70 million more victims than previously thought have undergone the "violent practice."

The exact number remains unknown.

"In every case FGM violates the rights of girls and women," said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Geeta Rao Gupta. "We must all accelerate efforts -- governments, health professionals, community leaders, parents and families -- to eliminate the practice."



ABC announced Thursday that Carly Fiorina did not make the cut to appear at this weekend's debate, despite calls from several prominent Republicans who wanted her on the New Hampshire stage.Despite Republicans' calls, ABC declines to include Fiorina in debate

The network announced that Saturday's debate, which will not have an

"undercard" event,

will feature

Donald Trump,

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz,

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio,

Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.



Diamond worth $28K replaced with fake at Ga. jewelry store

A Pink Panther-wannabe struck in a jewelry heist like no other, swapping But the man did not buy anything and left, returning around closing time at 7 p.m. to look at a few more diamonds, she said. “He stepped out and said he was going to smoke. When our sales professionals went back to the area he was sitting at, they inspected the tray and the diamond had been taken,” Smathers saidout a multi-thousand dollar jewel for a fake at a Georgia jewelry store for the first time in the shop's 80-year history.

A man who identified himself as Mike Lynch came to D. Geller & Son in Smyrna, Georgia to look at jewelry about 1 p.m. on Monday, Sara Smathers, marketing coordinator for the store told INSIDE EDITION.

He worked with one of the store’s sales associates, looking at 2-carat emerald cut diamonds.



Nearly 200 images released by US military depict Bush-era detainee abuse


Bruises, reddened marks and bandaged body parts featured in nearly 200 Bruises, reddened marks and bandaged body parts featured in nearly 200 images of US detainee abuse that the Pentagon was forced to release on Friday, the result of a court battle that has lasted more than a decade.images of US detainee abuse that the Pentagon was forced to release on Friday, the result of a court battle that has lasted more than a decade.

While the American Civil Liberties Union – which has fought for the publication of the photos of Bush-era torture in Iraq and Afghanistan since October 2003 – hailed the belated disclosure, it pledged to keep fighting for approximately 1,800 more images the Pentagon continues to withhold, which it believes documents far more graphic detainee torture.

The photos are part of a cache relevant to investigations of detainee abuse at two dozen US military sites around Iraq and Afghanistan, and perhaps Guantánamo Bay. Many showed detainees in states of undress having their bodies inspected, with rulers and coins held up for comparison and placement of injuries.

In November, Ashton Carter, the US defense secretary, cleared the way to release 198 of the images after a federal judge rejected longstanding government attempts to suppress the entire cache.




China group to buy Chicago Stock Exchange

One of America's oldest stock exchanges has just been sold to China. The The struggling Chicago Stock Exchange is a very small player in the exchange world whose presence is overshadowed by Nasdaq (NDAQ), the iconic New York Stock Exchange and newer entrants. As of January, the Chicago Stock Exchange handled just 0.5% of U.S. trading, making it the third-smallest U.S. exchange, according to TABB Group. 134-year-old Chicago Stock Exchange reached a deal on Friday to be acquired by a Chinese-led group

of investors.

The purchase by Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group is the latest U.S. investment made by China and would give the country a foothold in the vast American stock market.




Louisville to self-impose a postseason ban

The University of Louisville plans to announce on Friday a self-imposed The decision comes as the NCAA continues to investigate a woman’s claims that she and other escorts were paid thousands of dollars and given game tickets in exchange for dancing for and having sex with Louisville basketball players and recruits from 2010-14.postseason ban on its men’s basketball team for the 2015-16 campaign.

The school informed the team’s players in a meeting early Friday afternoon, a source close to the program told The Courier-Journal.

"It's reasonable to conclude that violations have occurred in men’s basketball program in the past," school President James Ramsey said during a news conference Friday to announce the sanctions.




Why are the Taliban rejecting ISIS advances in Afghanistan?

The Taliban recently announced that it would not be open to allowing The analysis concluded that the country’s spreading IS establishment had allied itself with splintered Taliban factions and other militant groups throughout Afghanistan, and that the affiliate began receiving financial support from the core IS group in Iraq and Syria.Islamic State (IS) operations in Afghanistan.

The Taliban, a fundamentalist Islamic group currently at war with Afghanistan’s government, said that it would prevent IS from establishing itself in the central Asian republic,

while ridiculing the militant group.

“We’ve used all reasonable chances and options for peace efforts, but apparently those people are not rational, and reconciliation and talks with them is not possible," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said via email, according to Bloomberg.

Mujahed called IS “a scruffy and uncouth production of nations in the Middle East” made up of “well-known robbers and kidnappers” that does not belong in the Afghan community.

Islamic State, which maintains the majority of its activity to the west in Iraq and Syria, has seen its influence in Afghanistan grow since 2014, according to a December report by the Congressional Research Service.




Barbara Bush Throws Shade At Donald Trump

Barbara Bush, who once said she thought there had been "enough Bushes" "I don't advise him, but if I gave him advice, I would say, 'Why don't you interrupt like the other people do?'" "I've gotten better at interrupting, Mom, come on," Jeb Bush responded. Bush is indeed trying to interrupt more in the primary the White House, is no longer apprehensive about her son Jeb's Republican presidential bid.

But the former first lady did have some advice for him in an interview with CBS's Norah O'Donnell that aired Friday morning.

"He's got the same values that America seems to have lost. ... He's almost too polite," Bush said.


The Latest: More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quake
Authorities in southern Taiwan say more than 100 people are still missing after a strong earthquake caused a high-rise residential building to collapse


2 aircraft go down off Los Angeles coast


Oregon police officer killed in shooting


North Korea moves up rocket launch window


Austrian avalanche: Czech skiers killed in Alps


Police believe 6 found dead in Chicago home were targeted
Chicago police said they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a "targeted incident," though they're still trying to determine a possible motive.


Super Bowl 50: Santa Clara security tight ahead of big game Police officers and FBI agents have been visible in the San Francisco Bay area for several days


'Affluenza' teen Ethan Couch transferred to adult jail


1 dead, 7 wounded in Tampa strip club shooting


Man held at Rikers for 2 years not chargedProsecutors do not have the evidence to convict Enger Javier, 25, in the 2012 murder of Hansell Arias in a McDonald's parking lot, after receiving several eyewitness accounts clearing him


Migrants in inflatable dinghy rescued from the Channel


Somali troops 'retake' key port city of Merca from al-Shabab


Manhunt for modern-day 'Bonnie and Clyde' ends in deadly standoffA Missouri couple involved in a multi-state crime spree that included kidnapping and armed robbery charges were shot early Friday morning during a shootout with law enforcement in Milton, Fla.


Woman with Asperger's shot, killed by police in Mesa, ArizonaLast June, the 24-year-old woman posted a YouTube video of a breakdown in which she wept, berated herself and punched her chest until Samson, her service Rottweiler, jumped up and blocked her blows. Finally, she slumped to the floor and embraced the dog.


Zika Emergence Evokes Memories of RubellaDoctors say the rampant spread of Zika virus in the Americas evokes parallels to the rubella epidemic in the 1960s that disabled thousands of children in the U.S. and worldwide, prompting many women to seek illegal abortions.


Fact Check: Clinton And Sanders On Campaign Finance


Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers


States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage GapEmily Martin created a state-by-state map of the gender wage gap in the United States. She calculated: Washington, D.C., has the smallest wage gap where women average nearly 90 cents to a man's dollar; Louisiana has the largest gap — women there earn just 65 percent of what men do.


Who Is Moscow's Favorite Among The U.S. Presidential Candidates?


Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shootingStudy your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting


After Ebola, Surf's Up Again In Liberia"That's it, that's it!" cries another, gesturing toward a swelling wave that's gathering speed as it heads toward a surfer about 25 yards offshore.


OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?


As Flint Fought to Be Heard, Virginia Tech Team Sounded Alarm


This Town Is Encouraging Teachers To Carry Guns. Here's WhyA small rural town in Oklahoma has decided that the best way to prevent a hypothetical mass shooting at their schools is to arm teachers with guns.


As Syria rebels face rout, allies Saudi, Turkey may send troops


Making Science Teaching More Than 'A Backup Plan'Amelia Westerdale works with physics students during a tutorial session at the University of Colorado Boulder. Westerdale is part of the Learning Assistant Program, tasked with helping to coach and tutor students.


Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes


Why Obama and other gun control advocates own stock in firearms makers


Al-Qaida group claims attack on police station in north Mali


Austria wants EU border agency to send migrants back to Turkey


Al Qaeda mourns death of top commander in Yemen


Syria says any foreign troops would return 'in coffins'Syria's foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would "return home in wooden coffins" and asserted that recent military advances put his government "on track" to end the five-year-old civil war.


Iran approves extra 1,500 candidates for parliamentary polls


Al-Qaeda claims kidnap of Australians in Burkina Faso


Pakistan wants as many Taliban groups as possible to join talks


China faces diplomatic 'crisis' over missing Hong Kong booksellersFor years Gui Minhai, a China-born publisher of tabloid books on China's leaders, had believed he could live and work overseas on a Swedish passport without fear of persecution by Chinese authorities, which ban such works on the mainland.


Don't mess with Texas, where law is hard, mistakes commonHome to the sprawling city of Houston, Harris County accounts for nine percent of all modern US executions


U.S. judge grants injunction against anti-abortion activistsA U.S. judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction stopping the distribution of surreptitious videos taken by anti-abortion activists who alleged Planned Parenthood staff discussed the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue.


Second suspect arrested in Georgia basketball player's killingA second suspect in the slaying of a Georgia university basketball player was in police custody on Saturday after being arrested in connection with the Feb. 2 shooting in front of a Macon convenience store.


N.J. 'Bridgegate' defendants can subpoena Christie papers: reportsTwo former officials indicted in New Jersey's so-called Bridgegate scandal won court approval on Friday to subpoena a law firm for emails and other documents it gathered during an investigation commissioned by Governor Chris Christie, according to media reports.


Trump: Jeb Bush 'had to bring in mommy to take a slap at me'In a battle that hasn't exactly been marked by its civility, the Donald Trump-Jeb Bush rivalry is taking on a whole new dimension in the closing days of the New Hampshire primary campaign.


Fiorina Decries Being Excluded from NH Debate



1 dead, 3 injured after crane collapses in snowy ManhattanOne person was killed and three others injured when a 565-foot crane collapsed during Friday morning's rush hour in snowy Lower Manhattan, authorities said.


Brazilian lab detects Zika virus in saliva, urine


Syria conflict: Russia strikes 'undermining peace talks'Russian air strikes in Syria are "undermining" efforts to find a political solution to the war, Nato's secretary general has said.


Obama fights for credit as unemployment rate hits new lowThe U.S. unemployment rate dropped Friday to its lowest rate since February 2008 -- and President Barack Obama probably doesn't think he's getting the credit he deserves.


US election: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash in first one-on-one debateHillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have clashed over Wall Street and foreign policy, in the Democratic presidential candidates' first one-on-one debate.


Democratic debate: Five key battles


US election: Is it time to 'Ebb with Jeb'?
The Kentucky senator, Rand Paul, who pulled out of the presidential race on Wednesday, had a slogan "Stand With Rand". But not enough people did. So he quit the field.


An addict's lifeline: New Hampshire town's surprising warrior against heroin


6 people, including a child, found dead in Chicago homeit appears they discovered a grisly scene: The bodies showed signs of trauma and were found in different places throughout a single-family brick bungalow, interim police Superintendent John Escalante said.


Dublin boxing weigh-in: Man shot dead, two men injuredA man has been killed in a shooting at a weigh-in for a World Boxing Organization (WBO) title fight in the Republic of Ireland.


Theater hanging: Actor Raphael Schumacher declared brain deadItalian actor Raphael Schumacher has been declared clinically dead after he was strangled in a stage hanging scene that went wrong.


Al-Shabab 'retakes' key Somalia port city of Merca


Poor suffer as Mumbai chokes on garbage dump hazeHuge garbage dump in Mumbai caught fire, threatening the health of thousands of nearby residents


Retired cop allowed to purchase K-9 partner for $1Matt Hickey, a former police officer in Marietta, Ohio, recently retired after 30 years of service and wanted his K-9 companion Ajax to retire with him, according to a GoFundMe page set up to raise funds to purchase Ajax.


Doctor gets 30 years to life for prescription drug deathsTseng prescribed “crazy, outrageous amounts of medication” to patients who didn’t need the pills, Deputy District Attorney John Niedermann told jurors during her trial. The doctor repeatedly ignored warning signs even after several patients died.


Digging Deep To Build The Tallest Hotel In Iran
Ebrahim Pourfaraj wants to build the biggest hotel in all of Iran.



Syria civil war: Donors pledge billions in vital aid

Syria's Al Assad... not being held accountable

Billions of dollars have been pledged for people affected by the Syrian war, on the first day of a donor conference.The World has taken in millions of Syrians whom have ran for their lives and no one has charged Assad.

The World has been feeding millions of Syrians whom are starving on other nation's lands and no one has

charged Assad.

The World is attempting to provide humanitarian aid to Syrians in the nation of Syria because Assad has not...

and no one has

charged Assad.

The World has seen the results of chemical weapons used on Syrian citizens in Syria and no one has

charge Assad.


Why continue to bandage all the wounds caused by Assad and not actually remove Assad, in order to stop the wounds from happening?

By not removing and charging Assad... he is free to continue without any degree of accountability.







Water crisis spurs calls to change Michigan open-records law

400 Years of the practice of creating laws that protect elected officials

The 274 pages cover 2014 and 2015, including an 18-month period during which the city switched its water source to the Flint River while under state financial management until it reconnected to Detroit's system because of lead contamination blamed on state regulatory failures. Snyder withheld the emails of everyone else in the 70-person executive office along with his own emails from his first three years in office.The reason why the laws protect elected officials is because with each instance of an elected official acts of corruption that have gone to trial, laws are created by the remaining elected officials, that would protect those remaining individuals for prosecution.

Tax Paying Citizens

own every record of every action performed by any elected official and to deny the citizens access to the that information is a breach of contract when the individual is sworn into office.

Records released in this instance in Flint are only a partial release and the withheld emails associated with the decisions made by these representatives of the citizen of Flint belong to the Citizens of Flint.


a word that describes the manner in which one acts that represent the characterization of an individual as acting contrary to his/her agreed to course of actions.






Russia is teaching Hezbollah some terrifying new tricks

Should Russia be blamed if Hezbollah uses these tricks against Israel?

This is a concerning question that is an existing possibility, and if This new endeavor is also unique in that Hezbollah is fighting primarily in another country. Hezbollah has staged terrorist attacks in other countries before, but in Syria it's operating more or less as a traditional army rather than a guerrilla and terror group.Hezbollah Fighters opt to bring specific weapons, and specific tactics, attained from Russia,

to Gaza and begin to attack Israel,

this change will possibly cause others outside of the immediate relationship between Israel and Hezbollah, to the fight as well.

The concern that requires serious consideration is;

what would happen if and when such an event begin to take place?

Israel has just decided to take homes from Palestinians, and develop more land in area considered as Palestinian land,

even as close friends of Israel, like the U.S., continued requests of Israel, to cease developments...

go ignored by Israel's Netanyahu.

A storm is brewing....






Italy minister says Iran statue cover-up 'incomprehensible'

When visiting... one must follow the rules of the lands visited

It is interesting how people from one nation, when visiting another The cover-up involved the placement of several wooden panels to shield nude statues at Rome's Capitoline Museums, where Rouhani and Renzi held a joint press conference Monday. The measures made headlines across Italy and prompted some politicians to accuse the government of caving into "cultural submission."nation, would expect to be respected for ones traditions in the nation in which one visit....


Every Nation has its individual right to believe in what that nation of people chooses to believe, and those that visit that nation...,

must adhere to the nation's rules and regulations as a visitor.

In this instance...

Italy's choice to cover up status that are hundreds of years old,

in order to appease Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

 is a travesty to the Nation of Italy.

Woman from Italy, who chose to visit Iran, or other Muslim Nations, would have no choice but to be treated as all natural born Muslim Woman from Iran, or any other Muslim Nation,

when a woman from Italy visits these nations.

So... if President Hassan Rouhani is offended by naked status...

then he should stay in Iran.






Russia BBC Panorama: Kremlin demands 'Putin corruption' proof

Perfect Example of how Criminals in Power...

are not treated like Criminals

The Beauty about being elected as the leader of your country is...

Washington has already imposed sanctions on Mr Putin's aides, but has stopped short of levelling corruption allegations at the president can legally get away with:

Murder, Theft, Bribery, Adultery, Perjury, &

War Crimes

Even as the world and the members of the local government know of these acts and actions by these leaders..

They Say Nothing &

The Do Nothing...

as if the world of citizens don't know for themselves...

what has taken place under the guidance of these

Elected Criminals.


leaders of all nations, continue to work with flawed and criminal leaders, from other nations as if the leader...,

"because he/she is the leader...,"

will behave better with your elected leader...

Perfect Example of how the entire world knows Putin to be a criminal, and there ain't a darn thing that any nation,

or any leader of any nation...

will actually do about it... to include the refusal to negotiate, or continue to work with a criminal leader of any nation.

You see it every day

and even you say nothing and do nothing...







Cleveland firing 6 officers involved in 137-shot barrage

$Millions Spent in defense of flawed officers...

then they fire them!

You have seen it dozens of times...

A total of 13 officers had been notified that they faced administrative discipline, and one of them has retired, McGrath said. The officers had been cited for joining the chase and leaving the city without permission. More seriously, some were cited for endangering other officers by creating a crossfire situation.Police Departments around this nation review video of police actions that 99% of all citizens construe as abusive, unprofessional, and/or criminal,

but the Police Chief, the DA, and the Mayor,

stand strong on the side of those flawed police officer citing

"close adherence to training... reasonable decision making and police standard responses".

In this instance... 2 people died in a car that lead many police officers thru a city on a high speed chase..., which in itself put many citizens in grave danger..., then these police officers collectively...,

fired 137 shots into the vehicle...

even as the car was then unable to move.

One officer jumped on the top hood of the car and fired dozens of rounds directly thru the window and this officer was the only one tried for his actions, and he was subsequently acquitted because the DA assigned the "wrong charge" against the officer.

Now... many months later....

6 of those same police officers are being fired for that exact incident and the two individuals in the car will never see any justice.

This is exactly how screwed up the Police Departments are and the supporting cast of characters who pledge loyalty to flawed cops by the Mayor, Police Chief, and the DA...

$Millions of Citizens Funds

are wasted yearly by having the wrong people in the decision making offices.






New crisis for Flint residents: Cost of home damage caused by city water

How will Flint Citizens ever win?

It was flawed leadership in Flint, who opted to save money by The crisis has created a perfect storm to strip their houses of their remaining value, they say. “People feel absolutely trapped,” said Melissa Mays, a homeowner and activist. “We feel like prisoners in our own homes. We’re being poisoned by the very homes we live in.”changing the city's water resources, and the result has not just caused damages to children that can never be reversed...

the flawed decisions

have damaged the citizen's homes, based on the type of water that, then began to run thru the citizen's pipes, which caused water pipes to require replacing.

Now, who do you think will be stuck with the $thousands of dollars required to change all the water pipes in the thousands of homes that now, can no longer use their own water pipes to fill their tubs?

Here's what chives my hide....

these obvious poor decisions can't cause specific officials to be charged with criminal negligence.

Poor decision to drive drunk can cause a person to be charged with a crime, if their actions actually, maim or harm another human being, but this type of criminal charge can't be assigned to people who make these types of flawed decisions because they are state or government representatives.....

How do you think these rules were designed and by whom?

Take a wild guess!!





Inside the government’s racial bias case against Donald Trump’s company, and how he fought it

Racism, Attacking, Arrogance... traits easily ignored in the rich

The case, one of the biggest federal housing discrimination suits to be brought during that time, put a spotlight on the family empire led by its 27-year-old president, Donald Trump, and his father, Fred Trump, the chairman, who had begun building houses and apartments in the 1930s. Donald Trump's behavior today, is nothing more than a continuation of flawed behavior that he displayed more than

40 years ago.


a person will change as the individual mature in life, but when no one has ever actually held rich people like Donald Trump, accountable for flawed or igorant behavior...

then there has never been a reason to change.

Trump took over an operation that his father owned...

dubbed as racist...,

and he immediately, brought his personality to bear in his initial challenges during the time of this Nation's most concerning racial history...

the immediate years after MLK's Assassination.

Read the article and you will become aware of Trump's current challenging and attacking style, is no different than what it was

40 years ago.

I guess some people

"don't mature".






Kerry arrives in Laos as US reaches out to wartime foe

Obama Admin... Cleaning up America's past

Why Not...  Yes We Can says Obama...

Laos is chair of the 10-member ASEAN this year and will see a flurry of diplomatic meetings that will open the cloistered, tightly-controlled nation to greater scrutiny.After the huge victory with foreign negotiations with Iran...

President Obama has dispatched Kerry to Vietnam...

as his last challenge to heal the many wounds caused by America's many flawed past Presidents....


I mean all of them...

Hillary Clinton's lack of any notable successes, as compared to the many successes that Kerry has produced..., displays the differences to "which people are capable" of doing the same job... and being successful.

Kerry... whom I personally lambasted, when he took over as SoS..,

has accomplished huge things for this nation and for

President Obama and I can't help but wonder... what would have happened in his first 4 years, had he not donated the SoS job to Hillary for her cooperation after her losing the DNC in 2008.

Why Not Vietnam?

Has it not been long enough?

Cuba & Iran has been checked off....

Why Not Vietnam?



Expired inspection sticker causes Va. sheriff to chase mayor 1/16/16

Dysfunction in Elected Officials


Hampton Roads Virginia
One of the largest muti city/county areas
in the United States of America
that does not have a profession sports team.


3 of the 6 cities have internal political turmoil that equals
that of any major city in these United States of America.


The City of Virginia Beach Mayor…
charged with 5 counts of corruption, stated in the form of “conflict of interest
with this mayor plea bargaining and pleading to
a lesser charge.


The City of Norfolk Mayor
found his name,
as one of the few names of elected officials in this nation… registered in a database of the KKK,
and his name was exposed by the group anonymous…
the result of anonymous choice to act against the hate group… the KKK.


The City Mayor of Portsmouth charged
with a simple crime of driving a car with expired tags...
that is really the result of a year plus,
internal fight between the mayor…, the police chief
and other former, and current elected officials, in what is nothing less than a horrid mess...
of individuals running an entire city.


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Clinton has said she didn't send or receive information that was classified at the time via her personal email account, which was run on a private server at her New York home. Republicans have repeatedly questioned whether her use of a private email system put sensitive information at risk.
State: Hundreds of old Clinton emails newly classified 1/2/16


Un-Qualified to Serve....

Yet Hired as S of S


The Distinct
difference between those who actually qualify for a position and those who are awarded a position based on politics
are very easy to identify, in that,
a political apointment is a individual that display obviouse job skill sets that are far below the mimum expected skills in the individual to actually do the job,
while those that actually qualify, based on experience and knowledge, perform,
minus the type of results that would lead us to ask...
"what the heck are you doing"....


Hillary, extremely Un-Qualified



Anyone who serves in a position that requires the invidual to handle classified or secret documents,
at a minimum, have been briefed on the rules associated with how to handle classified and unclassified information...
further, all are briefed on the significance of the mishandleing of all classified documents, to the extent that,
the results of mishandling of classified information will possibly result in consequences
to include but not limited to
Jail Time.


Results of Hillary's decision
In all, the State Department said 1,274 of Clinton's emails have been retroactively classified since the department started reviewing them for
public release.



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Pather's are 17-1  with a strong defense and a very good QB that I call "The Intangible".

The Bronco's has a very good QB and the top Defense in this year's NFL Season.

This match up will depend on the QB's ability to be successful against the defense.

But... this game will come down to the "Recievers" and not the running backs.

Catching the pass for each team opens the doors to other stuff so the recievers matter.

However... the Panther's Cam is the added advantage that the Bronco's can't mathc offensively or defensively.

If Cam runs for 100 plus yards...

the Pather's win.




The Cam and his offense will score 3 TDs... which is the challenge in this game.

Denver Offense will score only 2 TDs which is where the difference will stand.

2 TDs and 2 Field Goals for Denver.

3 TDs and at least 1 field goal for the Panthers.

The D's are the key to the win and Denver's O just ain't as good as the Panthers against a good D.


Playoffs Accuracy:  8-2  80% accuracy

Year Totals:  160-95 = 63% accuracy


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Carolina Panthers


Denver Broncos


OK.... boys and girls,
the absolute last game of the 2015/16 NFL Season, and what we have are two teams that will cause this weekend's Super Bowl Game to be very interesting, or a huge blow out.


Super Bowl 50,

a round number with the previous 49 representing

5 decades of NFL Football Seasons

that have become America's most favorite sport.


The Game itself is becoming a controversial entity that causes caution for those who fear the head injury bug but...
it is a game that represent what true

male physical conflict is all about.


Male Toughness is what Football is all about,

added with a dab of actual physical skills that only the best can possess..

because only the best can pass all the rigorous tests that requires upwards of

12 plus years of work.


The Game itself transcend the individual's talent to the top shelf, if one is willing to put forth the type of life style behavior that builds bricks of toughness

in the hearts of only the few.


49 Super Bowl Games

have come before this one and I believe that this nation is ready to see all that will take place in this years

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A Good Me

" First "


In this one and only known life time,

we must be able to stand

as a completely independent individual

before we can claim

respect for our

individual person.


Often times,

in this one life time,

we find ourselves in need

of help from others,

to include immediate family members,

friends, state governments

and even the government

that represent our nation.


During those times of need,

we are at our most

vulnerable state of being,


we feel a sense of incompleteness,

we feel a sense of dishonor

for having to ask for help,

or actually need help

from anyone at all.


Often times,

in this one life time,

we find ourselves having to

help a family member

or a friend,

who are in a crisis of some sort,

and it’s during those times

when we actually help others,

that we wonder,

“how did that friend

or family member,

allow themselves to be in

a position of need?”.


During those times

of supporting others,

we carry an additional burden

on our already weakening shoulders,

and in some cases,

the additional burden becomes

too much,

and we strike out

at those that we love so much,

even if it’s our own children

that becomes the added burden

that breaks the back

of our capabilities,

leading to the out lashing

of anger.


In order to ensure

that we do not become a burden

on another person’s shoulders,

I must realize that

it is I who is responsible

for my existing status in life.


It is I

who must take responsibility

and ownership

of my flawed decisions,

I must take ownership

of my flawed behavior,

and it is

I who must do all the things necessary

to prevent from becoming

a burden on another person’s shoulders.


I must be

a good individual first,

and I do so

by focusing on what will ensure

that I am capable of taking care of

all of my individual needs,

to include being capable of

paying for my own living environment,

being able to pay

all of my bills

associated with my living environment,

being capable of paying

for the transportation that I need

to get me to all the places

that I must go each day,

and finally,

I must be capable of feeding myself

without the need of support

by anyone or

any entity.


I must be a good me first…,

before I can even consider

helping out a family member,

or helping out a friend,

because it’s my responsibility

to be a good me first,

and by being a good me first,

I won’t find myself becoming

a person in need of support

from any family member or friend,

who, themselves,

are struggling with being

their own strong individual.


After I have done all the things

in life necessary to ensure that

I am a good me,

from a educational perspective,

from a work experience perspective,

from a law abiding citizen perspective,

from a person possessing good character,

I will then be in a better status of life

to be able to help out others

without the possibility of becoming

a person in need.


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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the secretive leader of the Islamic State group, called for an uprising in Saudi Arabia and pledged to attack Israel, in an audio recording released Saturday and attributed to him.

IS leader urges uprising in Saudi, attacks in Israel: recording 12/27/15


Israel should be aware of the possible quagmire that could happen


Thus far....
Israel has not suffered from the affects of the Arab Spring that have removed all semblance of controls in
 Egypt, Syria and Libya.


Thus far....
Israel has not suffered from the affects of the Islamic State's reign of terror on almost every corner of the earth.


One simply has to wonder how is it that the Jewish Nation
has not become a focus of the Islamic Radicals,
specifically..., due to the close to 50 year squabble,
between Israel and the Palestinian people that have often
appeared to be a conflict that can be equated to a fight between
David and Goliath with Israel being the Goliath
in terms of the differences between the military might
and capabilities between these two constantly squabbling peoples.


it appears that the history of peace for Israel may be coming to an end based on the announcements made by
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah,
and you can read those comments displayed to the
left and to the right.


The question that immediately comes to mind is
"what would the attacks on Israel look like by the radical muslims" who have found a way to terrorize every corner of this earth
accept the small corner that Israeli's occupy?


if an attack of Israel is initiated by the Islamic State,
which is a radical muslim group that is spread out across
Syria, Iraq and Turkey,
how would Israel focus its retaliatory actions on such a group
that is already being hit by
Russia, Turkey, U.S., France, UK and Iraq's military
across Syria, Iraq & Turkey?


I see the possible circumstances of an Israeli attack by IS
or any other radical muslim group,
as being a possibly huge problem for all that have an interest
in that area of the world.

We will be watching this for any future developments.


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Iranian commander mocks Saudi offer to intervene in Syria
Saudi Arabia's fresh public willingness to send ground troops into Syria is drawing ridicule from the kingdom's chief regional rival. The commander of Iran's revolutionary guard on Saturday mocked Saudi Arabia's declaration that it is prepared to commit ground troops to fight ISIS in war-torn Syria.



On Jan. 28, 2015, Melendez and his partner, John Zieleniewski, pulled Dent over for an alleged traffic violation. Upon finding that Dent was driving with a suspended license, the officers dragged him from his vehicle and onto the ground, where Melendez placed him in a chokehold and punched him 16 times in the head.

Michigan Judge Pulls No Punches in 30-Minute Sentencing Tirade Against Police Officer 2/4/16

Racism... in any profession
destroys lives on all sides



"Criticism of the United Nations — or attacks against me — comes with the territory. But when heartfelt concerns about shortsighted or morally damaging policies emanate from so many sources, including Israel's closest friends, it cannot be sustainable to keep lashing out at every well-intentioned critic," Ban wrote.

UN chief reiterates Israel settlement criticism in NYT op-ed 2/2/16

Israeli response to any and all criticism
the exact same


Trump's behavior is that of a individual that has never felt the true affects of effective discipline...,
Trump-less Debate Sets A New Standard, But With A Familiar Outcome 1/29/16

Trump, a bully that has never been disciplined correctly


"Yesterday marked a milestone in preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon," Obama said. "Most of all, we achieved this historic result through diplomacy, without risking another war in the Middle East."

Obama: Iran deal makes the world safer 1/17/16

Accepting the appearance of
being "Weak"
is... a Leadership Trait



Japan puts military on alert to shoot down North Korean rocket

Japan brings a totally different perspective to this issue

“Today the defence minister issued an order” to destroy such a missile if it “is confirmed that it will fall on Japanese territory”, Japan’s defence ministry said in a statement. Nakatani had issued the order, citing the “possibility that North Korea will launch a missile it calls a ‘satellite’ within coming days”, the statement added. Nakatani told reporters: “We want to take all possible measures to be ready to deal with any eventuality.” Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, called the possible launch a “serious provocation”, adding that he would work with the US and South Korea to demand that Pyongyang abandon the planned launch.Japan's response to North Korea's Rocket Launch isn't the same type of response that

America, Europe, or China

will take.

The fact that Japan, for the first time in 70 years.., recently..., voted to act against agression as a nation..., in itself...

adds a different perspective for

North Korea to consider.


has opted to get involved and one can only wonder how Japan's response to North Korea's lauch of a rocket, will look.

Japan putting its military on alert...

isn't the normal response, and perhaps we all have to actually consider what it means when a nation put its military on the alert.

Not sure if any other nation has done so, but I will say this...

North Korea must consider this new dynamic.







Bill Cosby case: Judge says prosecution can go forward

The Coss... will have to stand tall after all...

Sometimes in life... money and fame can't protect you if you are a The case, in which former Temple University employee Andrea Constand accuses the TV star of assaulting her in his home in 2004, will go forward. Cosby, who has not entered a plea, was charged December 30 with aggravated indecent assault against Constand, who went to authorities in 2005. person of poor character....

Dozens of Woman

has accused Bill Cosby of drugging them, and then having sex with them,

while they were incompasitated, and unable to defend themselves.

No Pudding is going to taste so good that a jury will ignore dozens of woman who all tell the same type of


We all have to look into our own mirror daily, and...

if and when one has ever done a thing that has harmed the heart of another....

the correct response is to

"immediately" ask for forgiveness, and reassure the individual that you sincerely will never do it again.

Conscientious Peace

can only be achieved when you mend all wounds

that you are responsible for.







Clinton defends Wall Street speaking fees:
‘That’s what they offered’

AHHH... Only $675k... Pocket Change... Jesus

Hillary and Bill

collected "$Millions"... from the same company's that Hillary is I told them what I thought.expected to bear down on

if she is elected to

President of the

United States of America...

Now lets see...

Has either one of these two Clinton's ever been caught in lie before?


Has either of these two Clinton's have a history of poor judgment, or a background in stabbing other's in the back?



not only has Hillary been caught up in her own web of deciet, and she has finally been forced to admit that she has taken huge sums of money from the banking industry...

She expects those who simply trust her, to lead this nation...

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Jeb Bush: George W. will campaign for me in South Carolina

Former president George W. Bush cut an ad for brother Jeb's super PAC, "The strategy is to not abandon who I am because I'm proud to be a Bush." The South Carolina Republican primary is Feb. 20. Jeb Bush's statement is an indication he plans to contest the Palmetto State regardless of how well — or poorly — he does in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.and now the candidate himself says the ex-White House occupant will stump for him this month in a key primary state.

"He's going to campaign for me in South Carolina," Jeb Bush said of George W. on MSNBC's

Morning Joe.



Shrill wind from Israel: Does it risk alienating its allies?

The acrimony started with Sweden’s foreign minister, continued with the The bunker could be costly. Though the stridency may play well at home, the spats risk eroding Israel’s ability to fend off potential initiatives in Europe and at the UN aimed at supporting Palestinian statehood. And this at a time that the United States is signaling it is less inclined to come to Israel’s diplomatic rescue.US ambassador, and reached a crescendo with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Israel has been getting an earful in public recently from its friends over its policies toward Palestinians, and the comeback from the far-right government of Benjamin Netanyahu has often been shrill.

Sweden’s Margot Wallstrom is now unwelcome in Israel for criticizing the police killings of Palestinian knife assailants. Remarks by Dan Shapiro, the US envoy, were called “unacceptable and incorrect” for suggesting that a double standard exists in West Bank law enforcement.

And Mr. Ban – despite his good ties with Israel – was assailed by Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel’s ambassador to the UN as fanning terrorism for warning that Palestinian “resistance” would not subside absent statehood.



Meeting Between Pope And Russian Orthodox Patriarch Will Be 'First In History'

The pope and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet next The historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill is set for Feb. 12. It's the result of an "intersection of the itineraries" as both leaders will be visiting Latin America next week, the Russian Orthodox Church says.week in Cuba for a two-hour session that the Vatican and the Moscow Patriarchate say would be "the first in history" — the churches split in the Great Schism of 1054.

The historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill is set for Feb. 12.

It's the result of an "intersection of the itineraries" as both leaders will be visiting Latin America next week, the Russian Orthodox Church says.

Patriarch Kirill will be visiting President Raul Castro in Cuba, where "Pope Francis will make a previously unscheduled stopover on his way to Mexico for a six-day visit," as NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.



Those new USB-C cords can fry your laptop

The gadget world is slowly adopting a new power cord standard called If you charge your smartphone by plugging your USB-C cord into your laptop, a faulty cord could drain far more power from your laptop than your computer is designed to supply, destroying it -- and your smartphone -- in an instant. USB Type-C. They're small, multipurpose, universal, reversible and might fry whatever gadget you plug them into.

The advantage of the new standard is that USB-C isn't owned by any one company. That means anyone can make them for cheap. The disadvantage: They might wreak havoc.

Cheap power cords are nothing new.

You can get cords that meet the old micro-USB standard for smartphones for a couple bucks on Amazon (AMZN, Tech30).



Johnny Manziel's Father Says Son Refused Rehab Admittance After Domestic Dispute

Paul Manziel, the father of Cleveland Browns quarterback

On Friday, Manziel's agent, Erik Burkhardt, announced he was parting ways with the signal-caller, per Mary Kay Cabot of  Johnny Manziel, stated Friday he's concerned his 23-year-old son is heading for a bleak future if he doesn't receive

help soon.

Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News provided comments from the elder Manziel, who said his son refused admittance to rehabilitation facilities twice over the past week.



Cologne Carnival: Police record 22 sexual assaults

Police in Cologne have said that 22 incidents of sexual assault occurred in More than 100 women were victims, but the full scale of events on that night only emerged later.the city on the first night of the traditional Carnival street party. They have 190 people in custody and officials have described them as "a cross section of the general public". Security has been beefed up in the city, after many women suffered sexual assaults and robberies there on New Year's Eve. Germany was shocked by the New Year assaults, largely blamed on migrants.

Cologne sex attacks: Women describe 'terrible' assaults

Cologne migrant 'embarrassed' at carnival

More than 100 women were victims, but the full scale of events on that night only emerged later.



Julian Assange decision by UN panel ridiculous, says Hammond

The UK foreign secretary has branded as "ridiculous" a UN panel's ruling The 44-year-old Australian was originally arrested in London in 2010 under a European arrest warrant issued by Sweden over rape and sexual assault allegations. Two years later, while on bail, he claimed asylum inside the Ecuadorean embassy in Knightsbridge. that Julian Assange be allowed to go free, as the Wikileaks founder demanded the decision be respected.

Mr Assange - who faces extradition to Sweden over a rape claim, which he denies - claimed asylum in London's Ecuadorean embassy in 2012.

The panel said he had been "arbitrarily detained" and should get compensation.



Laptop bomb may have caused Somalia airplane explosion, sources say

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN)A laptop computer may have concealed the A laptop computer may have concealed the explosives that ripped a hole in a Somali airliner Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the investigation and a Western official based in Mogadishu. explosives that ripped a hole in a Somali airliner Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the investigation and a Western official based in Mogadishu.

The bomb contained a military grade of the explosive TNT, according to the source familiar with the investigation, citing an initial analysis of residue recovered from the aircraft.



Syria war: Thousands fleeing fighting mass at Turkey border

At least 15,000 Syrian refugees fleeing fighting in northern Aleppo The Syrian war and Aleppo March 2011:province have gathered at a border crossing with Turkey, UN and Turkish officials said. The frontier is shut but Turkey has said it is prepared to feed and shelter the refugees.

The Syrian war and Aleppo March 2011:

Anti-government protests erupt across Syria, but Aleppo is initially untouched due to a state crackdown February 2012:

As the rebellion turns into a conflict, clashes between rebels and the government are reported with increasing frequency in Aleppo province July 2012:

The battle for Aleppo begins.

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