Defence Secretary Michael Fallon: Britain would back new US airstrikes on Syrian regime targets (VIDEO) – #WW3

Britain would back new US airstrikes on Syrian regime targets – Fallon (VIDEO):

Britain is “absolutely” ready to support retaliation by US President Donald Trump against Bashar Assad in Syria, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has said.

The US claimed on Monday that Assad was “potentially” preparing a deadly chemical weapons attack on rebel forces, and threatened to hit back with new bombing raids.

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“Massive Cyberattack” Spreads Across Europe, Hits Ukraine, Russia, UK, Denmark

“Massive Cyberattack” Spreads Across Europe, Hits Ukraine, Russia, UK, Denmark:

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko said that the government’s computer network was down, in what he claimed was a “massive cyberattack”, one which claimed the central bank, power plant and airport, and promptly accused Russia of being behind it.

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Syria Denies Plans For A Chemical Attack As Russia Slams US Warning As “Unacceptable” – #WW3

Syria Denies Plans For A Chemical Attack As Russia Slams US Warning As “Unacceptable”:

The Syrian government dismissed the White House’s unsubstantiated, and bizarrely ominous late Monday night allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack. According to AP, Ali Haidar, the Syrian minister for national reconciliation, dismissed the White House’s warning and said it foreshadowed a diplomatic campaign against Syria at the U.N., according to the AP. Or maybe military campaign.

The Kremlin also dismissed the White House statement, which had warned that Assad and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it goes ahead with the attack. Russian  President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “such threats to Syria’s legitimate leaders are unacceptable.”

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AND NOW: White House Accuses Syria Of Planning Another Chemical Attack, Warns “Will Pay Heavy Price” – #WW3

“Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people”
– Nikki Haley

White House Accuses Syria Of Planning Another Chemical Attack, Warns “Will Pay Heavy Price”:

Less than three months after the US launched 49 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in early April, allegedly in retaliation for a chemical attack conducted by Assad forces, in an ominous statement issued with no supporting evidence or further explanation, on Monday night the White House warned that the U.S. has “identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime” in Syria and warned that Assad would “pay a heavy price” if one took place.

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“CNN Caught Cold” In Undercover Sting – Producer Admits Russia Fake News Story Pushed For Ratings

“CNN Caught Cold” In Undercover Sting – Producer Admits Russia Fake News Story Pushed For Ratings:

“And the CEO of CNN [Jeff Zucker] said in our internal meeting, he said good job everybody covering the climate accords, but we’re done with it. Let’s get back to Russia.”* * *

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Google Fined A Record €2.4 Billion For Skewing Search Results In European Antitrust Ruling

Google Fined A Record €2.4 Billion For Skewing Search Results In European Antitrust Ruling:

Google suffered a major regulatory blow on Tuesday, when the EU’s antitrust regulator fined Alphabet’s Google a record €2.42 billion ($2.71 billion) fine for “abusing its dominance in search” and favoring its own comparison-shopping service in search results: a decision with far-reaching implications for both the tech sector and already strained transatlantic relations. The EU further ordered the search giant to apply the same methods to rivals as its own when displaying their services in search results.

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, said Google “denied other companies the chance to compete” and left consumers without “genuine choice.” 

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The End of the (Petro)Dollar: What the Federal Reserve Doesn’t Want You to Know

The End of the (Petro)Dollar: What the Federal Reserve Doesn’t Want You to Know:

The United States’ ability to maintain its influence over the rest of the world has been slowly diminishing. Since the petrodollar was established in 1971, U.S. currency has monopolized international trade through oil deals with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and continuous military interventions. There is, however, growing opposition to the American standard, and it gained more support recently when several Gulf states suddenly blockaded Qatar, which they accused of funding terrorism. 

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Christian Preschoolers Banned from Saying ‘Amen’, Talking About the Bible

Christian Preschoolers Banned from Saying ‘Amen’, Talking About the Bible:

Children at a Christian preschool in Sweden are no longer allowed to say grace at mealtimes, “Amen”, or talk about the Bible, after a ruling by the Umeå municipality.

Visiting the preschool for an inspection, supervisors from the district said the activities run contrary to the Education Act, which forbids educational content during school time from containing confessional elements, and states that children at must always have the choice of whether or not to participate.

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Microsoft recommends you ignore Microsoft-recommended update

Microsoft recommends you ignore Microsoft-recommended update:

Left hand quits trying to meet right hand, waves at customers saying ‘don’t break Skype’

Earlier this month, Microsoft gave the world .NET Framework 4.7 and urged users to install it for the usual reasons: more fun bits to play with and a security improvements.

But two days later the company urged Exchange users not to install it ASAP, because it hadn’t validated it yet. Last Friday – 10 days after the launch of the new code – it reminded users of Lync and Skype for Business not to install it either.

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Tesla Stock Slips After German Watchdog Warns Self-Driving Cars Unsafe

Tesla Stock Slips After German Watchdog Warns Self-Driving Cars Unsafe:

Tesla stock price is extending its declines from yesterday’s tumble after reports that Tesla’s first generation self-driving cars may not be safe on public roads, the German central vehicle inspection agency said, according to a report in Handelsblatt.

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GOP Folds: Senate To Delay Healthcare Vote Until After July 4

GOP Folds: Senate To Delay Healthcare Vote Until After July 4:

CNN reports that, as many speculated, that Mitch McConnell will delay the vote on healthcare until after the July 4 recess, confirming last night’s news that Republicans simply don’t have the needed number of votes in the Senate.

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Three Employees Resign from CNN Amid Very Fake News Scandal

Three Employees Resign from CNN Amid Very Fake News Scandal:

Three CNN employees have resigned amid the network’s very fake news scandal in which it was forced to retract a hit piece on President Donald Trump and his associates.

“CNN said Monday that three journalists, including the executive editor in charge of a new investigative unit, have resigned after the publication of a Russia-related article that was retracted,” CNN’s Brian Stelter reported late Monday. “Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN.”

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Warren Buffett Says America Is “So Rich” It Can Afford Single Payer

Warren Buffett Says America Is “So Rich” It Can Afford Single Payer:

In the latest example of a multi-billionaire “knowing” what is best for the average American, Berkshire founder Warren Buffett told PBS that UK-style single-payer healthcare would be the best system for the US.

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Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana – #Cannabis

Mexico legalizes medical marijuana:

As a growing number of individual states in the U.S. stand up to the federal government on marijuana prohibition, Mexico legalized medical marijuana nationwide on Monday.

Mexican President Enrique PeñaNieto issued a decree, following the bill’s overwhelming approval from Mexico’s Senate in December, with a vote of 98-7, and from Mexico’s Lower House of Congress in April, with a vote of 374-7 vote.

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South Australia’s power woes expose deeper problems with nation’s energy security

South Australia’s power woes expose deeper problems with nation’s energy security:

Australia is rapidly stumbling into a major energy crisis, and there’s little evidence to suggest the federal and state governments can agree on the solutions to fix it.

H/t reader kevin a.

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A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: May 2017

A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: May 2017:

  • “The whole system failed and that is what has been happening for the last 30 years. And it is PC. People are just too, too afraid to, you know, just too, too afraid to speak the truth.” — Mohan Singh, founder of the Sikh Awareness Society.
  • MI5, Britain’s domestic security agency, revealed that it has identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in the country.
  • Manchester bomber Salman Abedi used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, according to the Telegraph. Abedi is believed to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run-up to the attack even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making training. It also emerged that the chief imam of Abedi’s mosque fought with militants in Libya. The mosque was also reported to have hosted hate preachers who called for British soldiers to be killed and non-believers to be stoned to death.
  • “It is no secret that Saudi Arabia in particular provides funding to hundreds of mosques in the UK, espousing a very hardline Wahhabist interpretation of Islam. It is often in these institutions that British extremism takes root.” — Tom Brake, Lib Dem foreign affairs spokesman.

May 1. Army cadets in Scotland were warned not to wear their uniforms in public because they could be targeted by jihadists.

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The reason behind the US government’s secret hatred of Europeans

The reason behind the US government’s secret hatred of Europeans:

The reason for the US government’s hostility — at least since 4 February 2014 — toward Europeans, has been a mystery, until now.

This hostility wasn’t even publicly recognized at all, until it leaked out, on that date, from a tapped phone-line of arguably the most powerful person at the US State Department, the person whom American President Barack Obama had personally entrusted with running his Administration’s most geostrategically sensitive secret foreign operations (and she did it actually throughout almost the entirety of Obama’s eight years in office, regardless of whom the official US Secretary of State happened to be at the time): Victoria Nuland.

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