February 25, 2018

World News

February 16, 2018

Soros Calls on EU to Regulate Social Media to Fight Populism

Liam Deacon | Breitbart | Source URL | Blog Archive Billionaire open-borders activist George Soros has demanded the European Union (EU) regulate social media because voters’ minds are being controlled and “manipulated”. He claimed the size of social media firms made them a “public menace” and argued they had led people
February 13, 2018

Honduras lawmakers debate bill seeking to curb online speech

Tegucigalpa (AFP) – Lawmakers in Honduras are debating a bill that wants to fine administrators of social media networks for online comments deemed offensive or promoting “hate campaigns.” The measure was introduced by a member of the ruling National Party as the country is wracked by protests claiming President Juan
January 31, 2018

Poland limits Sunday shopping to benefit family life

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law a bill that largely limits trade on Sundays, saying it will benefit employees’ family life. The legislation, worked out by the conservative government and the Solidarity trade union, is expected to draw protests from large Western supermarket chains that are the
January 29, 2018

Cabinet ministers caught selling Brexit information to Chinese company

LONDON — Three former Cabinet ministers have been secretly filmed and exposed trying to make money from giving out information on Britain’s exit from the European Union. Andrew Lansley, Peter Lilley, and Andrew Mitchell were caught trying to profit from providing “intelligence” on Brexit negotiations to a Chinese company, according
January 29, 2018

Command and control: China’s Communist Party extends reach into foreign companies

BEIJING  — American and European companies involved in joint ventures with state-owned Chinese firms have been asked in recent months to give internal Communist Party cells an explicit role in decision-making, executives and business groups say. It is, they say, a worrying demand that threatens to put politics before profits, and
January 29, 2018

New ISIS Video Sings to U.S. Jihadists: ‘Now Time to Rise, Slit Throats’

The Islamic State issued a new video today calling on “brothers in Europe, America, Russia, Australia and elsewhere” to “kill them all” as “it is now time to rise.” The English-language nasheed, inspirational songs frequently released by terror groups, shows scenes of Western terrorists’ handiwork — including the March 2017

Religious

February 18, 2018

Hungarian leader calls Christianity ‘Europe’s last hope’

AP | Source URL | Blog Archive BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister says that “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have “opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam.” Viktor Orban said Sunday
February 13, 2018

Dozens attend ‘Put Prayer Back in Schools’ forum in Florence

WPDE (ABC15 Myrtle Beach, SC) FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — Dozens of people showed up at Savannah Grove Baptist Church in Florence to listen and give their opinion on whether prayer should be put in South Carolina schools. Tammie Bryant wants prayer back in her daughter’s school. “We can pray for
January 31, 2018

Poland limits Sunday shopping to benefit family life

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law a bill that largely limits trade on Sundays, saying it will benefit employees’ family life. The legislation, worked out by the conservative government and the Solidarity trade union, is expected to draw protests from large Western supermarket chains that are the
January 28, 2018

POLL: Paramus Mayor Won’t Change The Blue Laws

Paramus Daily Voice PARAMUS, N.J. — Despite being home to New Jersey’s largest shopping center, Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera won’t be changing the blue laws, he said. Responding to a recent opinion article by NorthJersey.com correspondent Jackie Goldschneider, the mayor said that protecting the blue laws — which prohibit shoppers from purchasing certain
January 26, 2018

Brownback confirmed as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom

CRUX The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Catholic, to be the new U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom in the U.S. Department of State. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Catholic, to be the new U.S. ambassador-at-large for international
January 25, 2018

Virginia Senate passes bill to allow guns in churches

Alan Suderman Religion News Service RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Senate has passed legislation aimed at allowing guns in church in response to a deadly church shooting in Texas. The Republican-controlled chamber voted along party lines Tuesday to approve the measure, which would repeal a state law prohibiting weapons in a

Church & State

February 18, 2018

Hungarian leader calls Christianity ‘Europe’s last hope’

AP | Source URL | Blog Archive BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister says that “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have “opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam.” Viktor Orban said Sunday
February 13, 2018

Dozens attend ‘Put Prayer Back in Schools’ forum in Florence

WPDE (ABC15 Myrtle Beach, SC) FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — Dozens of people showed up at Savannah Grove Baptist Church in Florence to listen and give their opinion on whether prayer should be put in South Carolina schools. Tammie Bryant wants prayer back in her daughter’s school. “We can pray for
January 31, 2018

Poland limits Sunday shopping to benefit family life

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law a bill that largely limits trade on Sundays, saying it will benefit employees’ family life. The legislation, worked out by the conservative government and the Solidarity trade union, is expected to draw protests from large Western supermarket chains that are the
January 28, 2018

POLL: Paramus Mayor Won’t Change The Blue Laws

Paramus Daily Voice PARAMUS, N.J. — Despite being home to New Jersey’s largest shopping center, Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera won’t be changing the blue laws, he said. Responding to a recent opinion article by NorthJersey.com correspondent Jackie Goldschneider, the mayor said that protecting the blue laws — which prohibit shoppers from purchasing certain
January 25, 2018

Virginia Senate passes bill to allow guns in churches

Alan Suderman Religion News Service RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Senate has passed legislation aimed at allowing guns in church in response to a deadly church shooting in Texas. The Republican-controlled chamber voted along party lines Tuesday to approve the measure, which would repeal a state law prohibiting weapons in a
January 24, 2018

Pope condemns “evil” of fake news and its use for political gain

VATICAN CITY, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the “evil” of fake news, saying journalists and social media users should shun and unmask manipulative “snake tactics” that foment division to serve political and economic interests. “Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads

U.S. News

February 16, 2018

5 Reasons To Question The Florida Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Aaron KeselActivist Post (Source) (Blog Archive) Anytime a shooting happens, it’s a tragic event whether it was a false flag or a legitimate mass shooting by a lunatic; but just because people died doesn’t mean we shouldn’t question the veracity of the events reported. Here are 5 reasons why you
February 16, 2018

Lawmakers Move to Arm Teachers In Response to Florida Massacre

Adan SalazarInfowars (Blog Archive) ‘Our children are sitting ducks in gun-free schools…’ Lawmakers in various states have launched proposals to arm educators after a mass shooting this week left 17 dead at a Florida high school. In the Sunshine State, where suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz carried out his rampage Wednesday,
February 16, 2018

Fake News: Lie About Florida Shooter Being Member of “White Supremacist” Group Not Retracted

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars | Source URL | Blog Archive Having breathlessly reported that Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz was a member of a white supremacist group, media outlets across the world failed to issue retractions when it emerged that this story was completely fake news. The farce began when
February 16, 2018

Sheriff in Florida shooting calls for power to detain over social media

Daniella Silva | NBC News | Source URL | Blog Archive The county sheriff in charge of investigating the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, pleaded with lawmakers on Thursday to give police and doctors more power to involuntarily hospitalize people for psychiatric evaluation over violent and threatening social media
February 16, 2018

New York Federal judge rules that embedding tweets can violate copyright law

Cory Doctorow | Boing Boing | Source URL | Blog Archive | PDF (Goldman vs Breitbart) Katherine Forrest, an Obama-appointed federal judge in New York, has overturned a bedrock principle of internet law, ruling that embedding a copyrighted work can constitute a copyright infringement on the part of the entity doing the
February 16, 2018

Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Systems Threatens Civil Liberties, Disproportionately Affects People of Color

Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL | Contact | PDF | Blog Archive San Francisco, California—Face recognition—fast becoming law enforcement’s surveillance tool of choice—is being implemented with little oversight or privacy protections, leading to faulty systems that will disproportionately impact people of color and may implicate innocent people for crimes

Financial

February 6, 2018

Equifax compromised half of the country’s information. Trump’s CFPB isn’t looking into it.

Emily Stewart VOX Credit reporting agency Equifax in September revealed that a data breach had left the information of 145 million customers exposed. The company waited weeks before disclosing the incident to the public, during which time three executives sold nearly $2 million worth of the company’s shares. Not even six months later, the Consumer Financial
January 29, 2018

Alaskans turn to government for food and health care amid recession, prompting questions about costs

JUNEAU — Tens of thousands of people have turned to the government for health care and food amid Alaska’s recession, prompting questions from state lawmakers about the sustainability of those safety-net programs. Gov. Bill Walker’s administration projects 240,000 people to be enrolled in the Medicaid health-care program next year, up
January 29, 2018

Stockton Gets Ready to Experiment With Universal Basic Income

Sam Harnett KQED Wage stagnation. Rising housing prices. Loss of middle-class jobs. The looming threat of automation. These are some of the problems facing Stockton and its residents, but the city’s mayor, Michael Tubbs, says his city is far from unique. “I think Stockton is absolutely ground zero for a
January 28, 2018

POLL: Paramus Mayor Won’t Change The Blue Laws

Paramus Daily Voice PARAMUS, N.J. — Despite being home to New Jersey’s largest shopping center, Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera won’t be changing the blue laws, he said. Responding to a recent opinion article by NorthJersey.com correspondent Jackie Goldschneider, the mayor said that protecting the blue laws — which prohibit shoppers from purchasing certain
January 26, 2018

Mastercard sets biometric ID deadline for banks

Mastercard has committed to guaranteeing that every one of its customers will have access to biometric authentication services by April 2019 Mastercard has set a deadline of April 2019 for widespread use of biometric identification for users of its service. The payments company said all of its customers would be able to use biometrics,
January 24, 2018

Global Crisis Events: The Weird Keeps Getting Weirder

While the mainstream media and general public tend to assume that every new day is bringing us closer to a better future, many alternative analysts focus on the underlying weirdness of our world and all of the crisis factors that average people don’t want to think about. I have to

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