Hundreds of thousands crowds of women, many wearing bright pink knit hats and carrying Starbucks lattes, swamped into downtown Washington, arriving by bus, train and car on Saturday for a march in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump one day after the Republican took office.
Cited by AP, a city official in Washington said the turnout estimate for the Women’s March on the National Mall now stands at 500,000 people, more than double the initial predictions. Kevin Donahue is Washington’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice. He says on Twitter that organizers of the march are increasing the turnout estimate to half a million. Continue reading »
Today’s Women’s March in D.C., where allegedly over 500,000 women turned out to protest the Trump presidency, turned awkward on Saturday afternoon when Madonna took the stage and first dropped three f-bombs during her address, sending cable stations including C-Span, CNN and MSNBC scrambling to cut audio, before the singer casually admitted she had thought about blowing up the white house.
The prominent anti-Trump performer addressed the crowd saying “welcome to the revolution of love, to the rebellion, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny, where not just women are in danger but all marginalized people, where being uniquely different right now might truly be considered a crime. It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the fuck up.” The 58 year old singer then said, “to our detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything, fuck you.” For good measure, she then said “fuck” again. Continue reading »
The EU will face another migrantion crisis next spring unless the limitation agreements are made, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The European Union will face another wave of migrants coming from Africa across the Mediterranean next spring, unless agreements like the deal with Turkey are made with the countries of northern Africa, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday.
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In a move that has sparked controversy among some economists, within an hour of being sworn in, Trump undid one of Barack Obama’s last-minute actions, a mortgage-fee cut under a government program catering to first-time home buyers and low-income borrowers. The cut, which would become effective on January 27, would have reduced the annual premium for someone borrowing $200,000 by $500 in the first year, however exposing taxpayers to further losses in case of a spike in defaults.
Last week, as part of a scramble of 11th hour actions by the outgoing president, Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary, Julian Castro, said the FHA would cut its fees. In addition to the morgage-fee cut, in the last days of Obama’s administration, the White House announced new Russia sanctions, a ban on drilling in parts of the Arctic and many other regulations. The administration didn’t consult Trump’s team before any of these announcements. Continue reading »
According to the mainstream media, Trump’s a divisive fascist; Trump supporters are violent, misogynist bigots; but anti-Trump ‘protestors’ are saving America from its racist self, and “love trumps hate.” Watch the following 100 seconds and decide for yourself…
A Trump supporter puts out a fire started by others, and calls for peace… Is swiftly punched in the face by anti-Trump ‘protesters’.
h/t Paul Joseph Watson
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Less than 4 years ago, and shortly after his infamous “whatever it takes” threat to speculators, Mario Draghi responded to a question from Zero Hedge readers, saying “there is no Plan B” when it comes to contingency plans for a Eurozone nation leaving the monetary union. The reasoning was simple: the mere contemplation of such a scenario assigned a probability to its occurrence, which is why the ECB was desperate to give the impression that no matter what, Europe’s cohesion is unbreakable.
Fast forward four years later, when not only has this particular strategy been thoroughly rejected, but for the first time ever the head of the ECB provided a framework, vague as it may be, laying out what a Eurozone exit would look like.
In a letter to two Italian lawmakers in the European Parliament released on Friday, and first reported by Reuters, Mario Draghi implied that a country could leave the euro zone – so much for “No Plan B” – but first it would need to settle or debts with the bloc’s TARGET2 payments system before severing ties. Continue reading »
Balmoral … of all places.
THE new US President wants to play golf with the Queen at Balmoral during his first state visit this summer.
Donald Trump’s team are hoping he can play at least one hole with her on the Scottish estate’s nine-hole course as he seeks to create a photo opportunity to rival the images of Ronald Reagan riding with the Queen at Windsor Castle in 1982.The plans were discussed at a meeting last week with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his deputy Sir Alan Duncan in Downing Street. Continue reading »
AMERICAN tanks have opened fire in the direction of Russia amid fears of all out war.
Heavily-armed US military personnel were rushed to Poland’s border with Russia to warn Vladimir Putin against another Ukrainian-style land grab.
Startling images show balls of fire shooting out of the tanks as they undergo drills.
There are 2,700 armoured vehicles at the scene and once their preparation is complete they are going to be deployed all over Eastern Europe.
The American troops were cheered as they entered the Zagan region of Poland. Continue reading »
s has been previously reported, Davos attendees this week are grappling with a lot of guilt over the possibility that their rah-rah, neoliberal capitalist vision may have had something to do with skyrocketing inequality, the rise of populism, Brexit, and most worryingly, the presidency of Donald J. Trump. When they’re not attending panels for the World Economic Forum’s annual get-together in the Swiss Alps, or enjoying its notorious after-hours party scene, the world’s richest and most powerful people are doing a lot of soul-searching—including, it appears, trying to experience how the other half lives by pretending to be refugees in an elaborate game of role-play:
Most of the events center on talking. But beyond lectures and panel discussions, the agenda also features more esoteric attractions. One notable event is a simulation of a refugee’s experience, where Davos attendees crawl on their hands and knees and pretend to flee from advancing armies.
It is one of the most popular events every year.
This is amazing, and terrible, and if you have footage of it, please send it our way. Continue reading »
Earlier this morning BBC Northampton tweeted: “Breaking News: President Trump is injured in arm by gunfire. #Inauguration.”
Fears the controversial US leader would be shot became a reality for the local radio station’s listeners, with social media users quickly picking up the apparent world exclusive, with many saying they were shocked by the news.
However others showed their disbelief having watched the historic swearing-in ceremony of the new US President in Washington DC on Friday afternoon.
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Almost everything in life is constantly weighed, counted, measured and recorded. Nothing escapes the state’s keen interest, and Sweden is no exception. Nothing except immigrant crime, which is rather strange, considering Swedes’ propensity for transparency.
For over a decade, Sweden has not published regular statistics on criminals’ origin. A recent study showed that Swedish women were experiencing greater insecurity and were deliberately staying at home to avoid sexual harassment led many immigration-skeptical Swedes to the conclusion that the recent wave of immigration was to blame. However, there are no fresh figures on the percentage of crimes committed by the foreign-born to rely upon, as the last investigation of this kind was carried out by the National Crime Prevention Council (BRÅ) in 2005. Continue reading »
According to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), German security and intelligence agencies were particularly familiar with the Berlin attacker, Anis Amri, long before he plowed a large truck into a Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring many more.
In an article titled, “All the cracks that Berlin suspect Amri slipped through,” a now familiar litany of excuses are peddled before audiences in a bid to explain why the suspect wasn’t stopped, weeks, months, even years before he carried out his attack, as soon as it became apparent he was both violent and a danger to society.
DW’s article admits: Continue reading »
More than half of Spain’s 50 provinces placed on alert for heavy snow and sleet storms Continue reading »
BOM Australia forecast in 2008 that there will be a drought that will never end in our lifetime, a mega drought that is the new normal system and Australia had better hurry and build desalinization plants, but record rains across the outback, Western Australia and Northern Territories, make it apparent that leadership of the BOM needs to be changes if their forecasts are so inconsistently incorrect for over a decade.
Measurements ACORN-SAT. The homogenized ACORN-SAT database Australia http://jennifermarohasy.com/2016/12/t…
Somewhat Contrived: The Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Approach to Calculating Warmest Years http://jennifermarohasy.com/2017/01/s…
Wettest September on Record in Murray Darling http://jennifermarohasy.com/2016/10/w…
Tanks have been sent through the Channel Tunnel in a secret midnight training operation to prepare for war in Europe.
Five vehicles in total were loaded onto trains, sent through, and then returned to the UK overnight on Wednesday.
Five different types of vehicle were sent in order to ensure that a range of armor could be transported. Continue reading »
New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a result of humans, not climate change.
Led by Monash University in Victoria, Australia and the University of Colorado Boulder, the team used information from a sediment core drilled in the Indian Ocean off the coast of southwest Australia to help reconstruct past climate and ecosystems on the continent. The core contains chronological layers of material blown and washed into the ocean, including dust, pollen, ash and spores from a fungus called Sporormiella that thrived on the dung of plant-eating mammals, said CU Boulder Professor Gifford Miller. Continue reading »
‘We’ve been trying to concentrate evil as humans understand it to create weaponry that attacks the information systems of the brain and body. I didn’t know what we were fully doing at the time I served. I regret what I did.’
– Former DARPA Scientist
The official publication of the first intermediate results of the International Interphone Study from the International Research Centre on Cancer (CIRC) dependent on WHO confirms the increased tumors and cancer cases due to the use of mobile phone
The Use Of Mobile Phone Is Carcinogenic: Here (PDF)
INTERPHONE Results latest update Oct. 08, 2008: Interphone Results Update (PDF)
(Natural News) A new review of more than 100 studies on the safety of mobile phones has concluded that cellular devices are poised to cause an epidemic of brain tumors that will kill more people than smoking or asbestos.
The review was conducted by neurosurgeon Vini Khurana, who has received more than 14 awards in the past 16 years, who made headlines worldwide with his warnings. He called upon the industry to immediately work to reduce people’s exposure to the radiation from mobile phones.
The studies and survey conducted by Australian Health Research Institute indicates that due to billions of times more in volume electromagnetic radiation emitted by billions of mobile phones, internet, intranet and wireless communication data transmission will make almost one-third of world population (about two billions) patient of ear, eye and brain cancer beside other major body disorders like heart ailments, impotency, migraine, epilepsy.
Dr. George Carlo was the leading scientist of the biggest study ever ($28-million) conducted on Cell Phones.
Dr. Carlo was hired as an independent scientist by the industry to prove that cellphones are safe. Yet Dr. George Carlo hissed all red flags possible (incl. cancer)!
German translation: Salford Studie (Vollversion) (PDF)
Leif G. Salford,1 Arne E. Brun,2 Jacob L. Eberhardt,3 Lars Malmgren,4 and Bertil R. R. Persson>3
1Department of Neurosurgery, 2Department of Neuropathology, 3Department of Medical Radiation Physics, and 4Department of Applied Electronics, Lund University, The Rausing Laboratory and Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
They found that mothers who did use the handsets were 54 per cent more likely to have children with behavioural problems and that the likelihood increased with the amount of potential exposure to the radiation. And when the children also later used the phones they were, overall, 80 per cent more likely to suffer from difficulties with behaviour. They were 25 per cent more at risk from emotional problems, 34 per cent more likely to suffer from difficulties relating to their peers, 35 per cent more likely to be hyperactive, and 49 per cent more prone to problems with conduct.
B. Blake Levitt is an award-winning journalist who has specialized in medical and science writing for nearly two decades. She has researched the biological effects of non-ionizing radiation since the late 1970’s. A former New York Times writer, she has written widely on medical issues for both the lay and professional audience. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications.
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Wasting precious little time, Trump returned from the evening’s inaugural ceremonies and got straight to work in the Oval Office signing his first executive order to roll back portions of Obamacare. While details are scarce, per CNN, press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters the action was meant “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition from repeal and replace.”
JUST IN: Pres. Trump signs documents allowing retired Generals Mattis and Kelly to be sworn into Cabinet and an executive order on Obamacare pic.twitter.com/yNUQe9vuJe
— ABC News (@ABC) January 21, 2017
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) January 21, 2017
Meanwhile, Trump’s Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, has also sent a memo to all federal agencies to initiate an immediate freeze on all new regulations. Continue reading »
Barack Obama has ended his presidential career doing what he does best: dropping bombs. This time, Obama decided to target an ISIS camp in Libya, with initial estimates suggesting over 80 militants (or 80 people, depending on the source) were killed.
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told reporters that the fighters training in the camp, located just outside the Libyan city of Sirte, “posed a security risk to Libya, to its neighbors, to our allies in Africa and Europe, and to the United States.” Continue reading »
Indiana passed a bill on Wednesday that authorizes police officers to shut down highway protesting “by any means necessary.” S.B. 285, as it is known, obliges a public official to dispatch all available officers within 15 minutes of discovering any assembly of 10 or more people who are obstructing vehicle traffic.
The bill then authorizes the responding officers to clear roads “by any means necessary.”
Critics are calling it the “Block Traffic and You Die” bill, an apt name for a bill that has co-opted the phrase “any means necessary,” used famously in speech delivered by Malcolm X during the Civil Rights movement, turning it into a threat against government dissent (with no apparent awareness of the irony). Continue reading »
That Trump’s inaugural address was provocative is putting it mildly. Nowhere was this more obvious than in the initial reaction of the Financial Times. Consider the following excerpt:
For most presidents, a first inaugural address has been the occasion to set out a personal vision of the American idea. You do not necessarily lose points for failing to set out policy in granular detail. You are playing mood-music, making it as stirring as possible and positioning yourself in the grand flow of American history: reminding your audience of an essential continuity. Mr Trump’s theme was the opposite. From his first words, he stressed discontinuity: that his presidency would be a break. Continue reading »
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An anti-Trump protester screams ‘no’ as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th US President pic.twitter.com/qmsaFmMSkr
— ITV News (@itvnews) January 20, 2017
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