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Get Off My Island – No Really
- COLD HARD FACTS? Satellite spots MASSIVE object hidden under the frozen wastes of Antarctica
Scientists baffled by bizarre observations of gigantic ‘anomaly’ buried beneath polar icecap. SCIENTISTS believe a massive object which could change our understanding of history is hidden beneath the Antarctic ice.
The huge and mysterious “anomaly” is thought to be lurking beneath the frozen wastes of an area called Wilkes Land.
stretches for a distance of 151 miles across and has a maximum depth of about 848 metres.
Some researchers believe it is the remains of a truly massive asteroid which was more than twice the size of the Chicxulub space rock which wiped out the dinosaurs.
If this explanation is true, it could mean this killer asteroid caused the Permian–Triassic extinction event which killed 96 percent of Earth’s sea creatures and up to 70 percent of the vertebrate organisms living on land.
However, the wilder minds of the internet have come up with their own theories, with some conspiracy theorists claiming it could be a massive UFO base or a portal to a mysterious underworld called the Hollow Earth.
This “Wilkes Land gravity anomaly” was first uncovered in 2006, when NASA satellites spotted gravitational changes which indicated the presence of a huge object sitting in the middle of a 300 mile wide impact crater.
Michael Mann-Made Global Warming
- Court dismisses Michael Mann defamation lawsuit against National Review
The DC Court of Appeals rules that NRO did not hurt Michael Mann-child’s feelings all that much.
But Michael Mann v. Free Speech remains alive against Mark Steyn and CEI/Rand Simberg.
Fake News Induced Insanity
- Fake News, Mass Hysteria and Induced Insanity
The “fake news” is that we’ve never been healthier, healthcare costs are under control and our economy has fully “recovered.”
We’ve heard a lot about “fake news” from those whose master narratives are threatened by alternative sources and analyses. We’ve heard less about the master narratives being threatened: the fomenting of mass hysteria, which turns the populace into an easily manipulated and managed herd, and induced insanity, a longer-term marketing-based narrative that causes the populace to ignore the self-destructive consequences of accepting the fad/ ideology/ mindset being pushed as “good” and “normal.”
In terms of “fake news,” it’s hard to beat the mainstream media and its handlers’ attempts to whip up mass hysteria via unsubstantiated claims that Russian hackers working for Putin deprived Hillary of the presidency. The campaign to spark mass hysteria was launched with great precision, unleashing the overwhelming forces of endless repetition (the marketer’s favorite tool) and appeals to national security authorities: The C.I.A., F.B.I, and all the other security agencies purportedly concur that Russia “hacked” (whatever that means) the U.S. election.
The intent of the campaign was painfully obvious: by wheeling out the big guns of authority without any actual evidence, the campaign’s designers hoped the public would automatically assume the bizarre, outlandish claim must be “true,” even though no evidence was submitted to substantiate this fact-free claim, and respond as planned, i.e. willingly join a mass hysteria herd in favor of discrediting the U.S. election results. The “fake news” is that we’ve never been healthier, healthcare costs are under control and our economy has fully “recovered.” These sustained “fake news” campaigns are intended not to induce hysteria, but an enduring acceptance of what is visibly destructive and insane.
Food for thought as we enter 2017. Always start every inquiry with a simple question: cui bono–to whose benefit?
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It’s only not #FakeNews when you believe it @BlacklistedNews
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The Roaring Mouse
- Israel warned New Zealand that UN resolution was ‘declaration of war’: report
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu personally phoned New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully to warn him a UN resolution co-sponsored by the country was a “declaration of war”, according to a leading Israeli newspaper.
The UN Security Council resolution called for Israel to stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, declaring the settlements “illegal”.
- California Democrats legalize child prostitution
Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. Yes, you read that right.
SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.
This terribly destructive legislation was written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California’s state government with a two-thirds “supermajority.” To their credit, they are sincere in their belief that decriminalizing underage prostitution is good public policy that will help victims of sex trafficking. Unfortunately, the reality is that the legalization of underage prostitution suffers from the fatal defect endemic to progressive-left policymaking: it ignores experience, common sense and most of all human nature — especially its darker side.
The unintended but predictable consequence of how the real villains — pimps and other traffickers in human misery — will respond to this new law isn’t difficult to foresee. Pimping and pandering will still be against the law whether it involves running adult women or young girls. But legalizing child prostitution will only incentivize the increased exploitation of underage girls. Immunity from arrest means law enforcement can’t interfere with minors engaging in prostitution — which translates into bigger and better cash flow for the pimps. Simply put, more time on the street and less time in jail means more money for pimps, and more victims for them to exploit.
As Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, a national leader on human trafficking issues, told the media, “It just opens up the door for traffickers to use these kids to commit crimes and exploit them even worse.” Another prosecutor insightfully observed that if traffickers wrote legislation to protect themselves, it would read like SB 1322.
- California Man Arrested, Charged With Driving Under The Influence Of Caffeine
38-year-old Joseph Schwab has been fighting a DUI for over a year, despite the fact that he was not under the influence of any illegal drugs at the time, he did, however, test positive for caffeine.
The Guardian reported that Schwab was pulled over last August by an officer who accused him of driving erratically.
Schwab was driving home from work when he was pulled over by an agent from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, who was driving an unmarked vehicle. The agent said Schwab had cut her off and was driving erratically. The officer claims that Schwab cut her off and she gave him a breathalyzer which showed a blood alcohol content of 0.00%.
Unfortunately, the officer was still not convinced. So, she arrested him and took him to jail so his blood could be drawn for other drugs. His blood tests came back negative for all illegal drugs. But he did test positive for caffeine. For some reason, this was enough to charge Schwab with a DUI.
Remedy Without A Cause
- The DEA Isn’t Making CBD Oil Illegal — Yet
‘People need to understand that there are federal laws that the DEA cannot bypass,’
An administrative change by the Drug Enforcement Administration has left users of CBD oil, a popular tincture derived from agricultural hemp, fearful that they could lose access to this vital health remedy.
CBD oil is currently considered legal in all 50 states, and agricultural hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of the cannabis plant from which CBD oil is extracted, is legally grown in many states. While scientific research into its benefits is just beginning, preliminary results show that CBD oil can benefit conditions ranging from epilepsy to chronic pain.
But on Dec. 14, the DEA added a notice to the Federal Register that quietly informed the public that it had established “a new drug code for marihuana extract.” The DEA’s argument is that the agency is entitled to regulate CBD oil because all extracts contain trace amounts of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis which remains illegal at the federal level.
Establishing this new drug code is, effectively, the first step toward classifying CBD oil alongside cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act. This act classifies cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance, alongside drugs like heroin which are considered to have no practical medical benefit.
However, legal experts and advocates for hemp doubt that the DEA has the mandate to easily ban CBD oil.
Why You ARE Presumed Guilty
- Federal court rules dogs can be shot if they bark, move when officer enters home stemming from controversial Michigan case
Three Michigan police officers, who shot two dogs for lunging and barking at them during a drug raid, were once again justified in their actions — this time by a federal appeals court.
Mark and Cheryl Brown of Battle Creek, Mich., filed suits over unreasonable seizure of their property and a violation of their constitutional rights for the deaths of their pets.
According to the Battle Creek Enquirer, officers shot and killed the Browns’ pit bull terriers during an April 2013 operation, with Emergency Response Team members claiming one lunged at them and that the other barked as they executed a search warrant for drugs.
“The standard we set out today is that a police officer’s use of deadly force against a dog while executing a search warrant to search a home for illegal drug activity is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment when … the dog poses an imminent threat to the officer’s safety,” wrote Judge Eric Clay in the decision that saw the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati side with the U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids’ dismissal.
- Cops are going undercover and watching social media to combat hate crimes
Over the last week, law enforcement agencies throughout California have launched a public awareness campaign hoping to deter the perpetrators of hate crimes and to remind victims that they should feel safe in reporting such incidents to police.
Authorities in Los Angeles and San Francisco are monitoring social media comments that might rise to the level of a criminal threat or serve as a precursor of a hate crime.
San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascon said he hopes the efforts will not only deter criminal activity but also make those who fear being targeted feel safer.
“There are several things that are very concerning. The fear level that has been impacting a lot of communities … people are not going out into certain places,” Gascon said. “You’re seeing Muslim women afraid to wear their traditional garb.”
But Gascon and Beck also urged people to report incidents that might not be prosecutable but still might constitute racist or bigoted behavior. Police want to track those as well, and hope that by collecting information on racist behavior and speaking out against it, they can battle back what some call the “normalization” of hate.
“This is a new world for law enforcement,” Beck said. “We have people that monitor social media particularly in and around the things that we think may be related to hate crimes, and then we make value judgments based on the law.”
In September, the LAPD, the Rand Corp. and a group of British researchers announced plans to monitor millions of tweets related to the L.A. area in an effort to identify patterns and markers that prejudice-motivated violence is about to occur in real time. The researchers then will compare the data against records of reported violent acts.
The academics said the program could help determine whether police can predict when and where hate crimes are likely to occur and deploy law enforcement resources to prevent them.
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‘Policing For Profit’ Goes To The Next Level
It’s bad enough getting arrested – especially when you didn’t do anything to warrant it. This happens all the time, because the the threshold for arresting someone is very low. It can be done by any cop, pretty much anytime – without much in the way of legal justification. He has the gun – and the handcuffs, after all. If he wants to arrest you, he will arrest you. Maybe the courts will sort it out later; eventually you are released, your record “cleared.”
This isn’t new – or news.
What is new – and ought to be news – is that several states have begun charging people “processing” and “incarceration” fees for their bogus arrest and subsequent just-as-bogus caging.
Minnesota and Kentucky are among the states that levy fees on people who are merely arrested and taken to the clink… even if they are never convicted of anything. In some cases, the people being charged for “services” rendered are never formally charged with any crime (which is something a prosecutor must do; a cop hasn’t got the power to do more than arrest you on suspicion of violating a statute).
- “Services” Rendered. . .
It’s policing for profit taken to the next (entirely predictable) level.
Why not, after all?
Most states already have “just take it” laws on the books that empower cops to simply seize cash and other property prior to any judicial proceeding – and to keep it, even if there never is a judicial proceeding.
The mere fact that you have “excessive” cash on your person is sufficient legal justification in many states to result in its forfeiture – until you prove to their satisfaction it wasn’t “drug” money.
It is not their burden to establish… anything.
Franz Kafka, phone home.
We also have the equally egregious precedent of for-profit enforcement of traffic laws – coincident with the suspension (or at least, the watering down) of any semblance of procedural innocent-until-proved guilty. Cities and counties contract with a private company (the notorious Redflex being the chief profiteer) to install automated red light and speed cameras that chuck tickets to offenders automatically, via the mail – with the offender presumed guilty until he proves himself innocent.
The ticket is sent to the registered owner of the vehicle – who is not necessarily the person who was driving when the camera snapped the photo of the car’s plates and chucked a ticket to the owner. But the owner must prove it wasn’t him – as opposed to the former necessity of the state/county having to prove it was.
Meanwhile, pay up.
Big Data: Always Hacking Your Life
- The walls have ears: Warrant granted for Amazon Echo recordings
A murder in Arkansas may change the way people behave around smart devices. A warrant has been issued for an Amazon Echo, revealing that Amazon may retain recordings on a server for law enforcement investigations.
An Amazon Echo was cited in a warrant related to a November 2015 murder in Bentonville, Arkansas. While other smart devices were identified, police have pinned some specific hopes on the Echo for a simple reason: it never stops listening.
The Echo is only activated after a user says its wake, or activation, word. But once triggered, it records snippets of things said that are then sent to an Amazon cloud. A speech-recognition network moves things along until a response is sent back to the device, where it obeys a user’s commands.
— RT America (@RT_America) September 29, 2016
Echo owners may be familiar with the companion app, which stores all requests to be listened to and cherished. But that’s not the only thing it does with those recordings. Amazon holds on to that data allegedly with the purpose of improving its voice assistant services, according to CNET.
The Echo in question belonged to James Andrew Bates, who is facing a first-degree murder charge for allegedly strangling and drowning Victor Collins in Bates’ hot tub.
Amazon twice refused the requests from Bentonville law enforcement. In a statement to Engadget, Amazon said: “Amazon will not release customer information without a valid and binding legal demand properly served on us. Amazon objects to overbroad or otherwise inappropriate demands as a matter of course.”
However, it provided investigators with Bates’ account details, including purchases. In addition, investigators were allegedly able to recover information from the speakers but did not specify what type.
It is likely that authorities are hoping that Echo’s eavesdropping technology accidentally led to it being activated by music, conversation, or ambient noises and created a recording containing any information relevant to Collins’ death.
The warrant did not only cover Bates’ Echo. His home was furnished with an array of smart devices that use Internet of Things technology such as a Nest thermostat, a Honeywell alarm system, wireless weather monitoring in the backyard and WeMo devices for lighting.
Protection: Bitcoin Vulnerabilities
- How Not to Lose Your Bitcoin in 2017
2017 is almost here and the bitcoin price is surging!
Are you surprised by how much your bitcoin is worth? Don’t let that surprise turn to dismay by losing it. Now is the perfect time to take a few basic precautions to keep your cryptocurrency secure.
Here are 8 do-it-yourself tips to help you improve your security:
Marijuana Imprisonment Declared Unlawful
The Constitutional Court in the Republic of Georgia just issued a ruling abolishing imprisonment for marijuana. https://www.newsgeorgia.ge/47220-2/
- Actually applies EVERYWHERE
Acquisition or storage, of 70 grams of marijuana indicates in itself the purpose or not on the real market risk.
- В Грузии отменили тюремное наказание за употребление марихуаны в малых дозах
Новости-Грузия. В Грузии упразднили тюремное наказание за потребление или приобретение марихуаны в небольших объемах. Соответствующее решение вынес Конституционный суд Грузии.
Суд признал неконституционной норму, предполагающую тюремное наказание за употребление и приобретение конопли для личного пользования — наказание упразднено.
Инициатором отмены нормы Уголовного кодекса стал аппарат омбудсмена. Народный защитник обосновал свой иск тем, что наказание, предусмотренное в данных случаях, является чрезмерным.
Ранее Конституционный суд признал содержание правовой нормы, допускающей лишение свободы за приобретение и хранение марихуаны до 70 граммов для личного пользования, неконституционным.
«Конституционный суд Грузии посчитал, что норма об употреблении малого количества марихуаны, а также приобретение, хранение и изготовление в личных целях, повторяет смысл уже признанной неконституционной нормы и признал спорную норму неконституционной», — говорится в сообщении.
В ближайшее время суд продолжит рассмотрение вопроса о признании неконституционной нормы о тюремном наказании за повторное употребление, приобретение, хранение и изготовление в личных целях других наркотических средств.
В настоящее время курение марихуаны в Грузии считается административным нарушением при первом задержанием и становится уголовным преступление в случае повторного задержания.
В период с января по октябрь было зафиксировано порядка 4 тысяч наркопреступлений, половина из которых связана с повторным потреблением наркотиков.
Вопрос о декриминализации марихуаны периодически становится темой горячих споров в Грузии. Шумные акции с требованием отмены уголовной ответственности за потребление марихуаны проводятся в Грузии все чаще.
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- Va. Court of Appeals rules photo ID can’t be required for concealed handgun permit application
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that Circuit Courts cannot require a photo ID with a concealed handgun permit application.
An attorney in the case announced that his client won in his challenge on whether the Norfolk Circut Court could require a photo ID as a part of the Concealed handgun Permit (CHP) Application.
The court of appeals said that they cannot require a photo ID. Several circuit courts across Virginia continue to impose additional requirements on CHP applications, even though Virginia law prohibits courts from requiring applicants to provide anything other than what is required by the code and on the application, the attorney said.
The case stems from Kenneth Richards who tried to renew his concealed handgun permit with the Norfolk Circuit Court. Once he submitted his application the court asked for photo ID. Richard’s refused to provide one and explained why he would not.
The circut court denied his application and he appealed.
On October 31 the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled in Richards’ favor saying that the Norfolk Circuit Court was not permitted to require a photo ID as part of a completed CHP.
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