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  • No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to cancer experts

    05/24/2018 12:16:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 136 replies
    Mirror ^ | 24 MAY 18 | Martin Bagot
    No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to a new global blueprint on how to beat cancer. Even small amounts of processed meats and booze increase the risk of a host of cancers outlined in World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) guidelines updated every decade. The respected global authority has unveiled a 10-point plan to cut your risk of getting cancer by up to 40%. Brits have been told to banish favourites such as ham, burgers and hot dogs from their diets by experts who say they are a direct cause of bowel cancer. Processed meats also cause...
  • How a weakened ESPN became consumed by politics

    05/24/2018 11:43:50 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 9 replies
    WSJ via MSN ^ | 5/24/2018 | Shalini Ramachandran
    Link only due to MSN site however the entire WSJ article is there, no paywall.
  • North Korea 'preparing to hide nuclear arsenal in remote mountain province'

    05/24/2018 9:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 24, 2018 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has designated remote Chagang Province as a Special Songun [military-first] Revolutionary Zone, fuelling suspicions that the region is being turned into a mountain redoubt for the regime’s atomic weapons and missile programmes despite Pyongyang’s promises to scrap its nuclear arsenal. Officials of the Ministry of State Security were informed of the new designation in April, the Seoul-based Daily NK news outlet reported, quoting a high-ranking source in Pyongyang. The region will become “a strategic foothold for the military in the face of modern warfare”, the source said, adding that the ministry had decreed “the project must go forward...
  • Hawaii Eruption: USGS Maps Active Fissures, Lava (May 23, 2018)

    05/24/2018 9:20:08 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/24/18 | Big Island Video News
    Eruption update for yesterday's activity.Notable video scenes:4:09, looks like something out of the Jurassic age.4:53, Blue methane flames 5:56, Whoa! Video Here.
  • Tom Fitton: Comey, Clapper, Brennan, the Rest of Them Face Civil and Criminal Liability for Spying

    05/24/2018 8:34:52 AM PDT · by bitt · 41 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/22/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Judicial Watch founder and chairman Tom Fitton joined Lou Dobbs on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in the historic Democrat #Spygate scandal.
  • Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

    05/24/2018 8:14:28 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2018 | An Phung
    (CNN)A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on "Going In Style," a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told CNN. She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back, she said. In one incident, she said, Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt...
  • Maxine Waters Under Ethical Scrutiny, Transferring $100K to Daughter from Campaign Funds

    05/22/2018 9:23:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Western Journal ^ | May 21, 2018 | Randy DeSoto
    Democrat California Congresswoman Maxine Waters is slated to pay her daughter over $100,000 in campaign funds this election cycle ... Karen Waters ...had collected approximately $650,000 as of April for running the slate mail operation for her mother over multiple election cycles. That figure will top over $750,000 by the end of this cycle. ... The liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Waters one of the “most corrupt” members of Congress in 2011. “In the midst of a national financial catastrophe (following the 2008 stock market crash), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) used her position as...
  • Mexican Mafia crackdown: 80 charged in massive sweep (California)

    05/24/2018 3:41:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | 5/23/18 | Miriam Hernandez
    LOS ANGELES - Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia were charged Wednesday with running a conspiracy to control drug trafficking and carry out violence ordered from inside Los Angeles County jails. The U.S. attorney's office charged 83 people tied to racketeering conspiracies that alleged they ran drugs and carried out violent assaults and even murders. "These cases have delivered a major blow to the Mexican Mafia and leaders of many of the street gangs under the control of the organization," U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said. "By taking out the gang members who control the jails, and by disrupting their communications...
  • FBI Solves Decades-Old Art Heist, Suspect Had Been Represented By John Kerry

    05/23/2018 10:32:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 29, 2015 | howie carr
    dated Mar 29, 2015 BOSTON – The FBI has positively identified the two robbers who in 1990 committed the largest art heist in history, stealing over $500 million worth of masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum here. One of them is a local ex-con who was free only because his lawyer, now Secretary of State John Kerry, was able to get his first-degree murder conviction overturned in 1982. “We got justice,” Kerry told a reporter in 2009 of his work for the notorious hoodlum, “and I’ll go to my grave proud that we did.” Multiple law-enforcement sources here have...
  • Formerly Jailed CIA Official Warns Trump: Mueller, Brennan 'Set Out to Ruin People'

    05/23/2018 9:40:19 PM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    tucker carlson fox news ^ | 5/22/2018 | tucker carlson
    A former CIA officer who was imprisoned for leaking classified information to journalists said he was initially was cleared of charges until Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan got involved. John Kiriakou said he had "no idea" he was under investigation in 2007 for sharing details of terrorists' interrogations to journalists. Kiriakou said his story should be relevant to President Donald Trump, who is dealing with the same officials in his Russia probe as Kiriakou did. "In 2007, the Bush administration investigated me and determined I hadn't committed a crime," he said. However, Kiriakou said that once President Obama took power...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 24 May 2018

    05/23/2018 6:00:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 77 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ AIR AND SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER COMMANDER SPENDS DAY WITH AIR NATIONAL GUARD RESCUE SQUADRONS Air Force Col. Harlie Bodine, commander of the 611th Air and Space Operations Center, participates in an immersion flight with the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard’s rescue squadrons on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 24, 2015. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. CLAM SHELL...
  • ZTE revenues fall $2bn as US sanctions bite

    05/23/2018 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | May 23, 2018 | Emily Feng and Louise Lucas
    ZTE, the Chinese telecoms equipment maker, is estimated to have lost more than $2bn in revenue since the imposition of a ban on the supply of US components by Washington last month, according to calculations based on last year’s figures. ZTE reported full-year revenues of Rmb108.8bn ($17bn) in 2017, or an average of $1.4bn a month. The US ban on supplying parts to ZTE — after the group was found to have violated sanctions against North Korea and Iran — was imposed roughly six weeks ago, implying lost revenues of more than $2bn. The potential reversal of the US ban...
  • How 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world

    05/23/2018 11:45:07 AM PDT · by rey · 74 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 November 2009
    Last week it was revealed that 54 oil tankers are anchored off the coast of Britain, refusing to unload their fuel until prices have risen. But that is not the only scandal in the shipping world. Today award-winning science writer Fred Pearce – environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions Of An Eco Sinner – reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas gifts to computers pump out killer chemicals linked to thousands of deaths because of the filthy fuel they use. We've all noticed it. The filthy black smoke kicked out by funnels...
  • Howie Carr: FBI ‘protection’ of Trump in 2016 is a laugh

    05/23/2018 11:33:06 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5-23-18 | Howie Carr
    Talk about ungrateful — for some reason President Trump doesn’t appreciate how the FBI tried to help him out in 2016 by inserting a spy, I mean informant, into his campaign. As the Washington Post headline explained this charitable deed: “The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him.” Of course they did. The crooked G-men are there to protect you, Mr. President. I should know, because they’ve been “protecting” me, off and on, since 1975. And they’re such good people — the feds prefer to remain anonymous. They want no credit for...
  • Meanwhile, where is Imran Awan and the DNC server?

    05/23/2018 9:45:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    worldtribune.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | staff
    Former House IT aide Imran Awan remains in a “High Intensity Supervision Program” as he awaits trial on charges of bank fraud. Official Washington, with the exception of President Donald Trump, seems oblivious to the man’s existence despite the fact that he was hired by former DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and enjoyed access to the digital records and emails of an alarming and still unspecified number of Democratic members of Congress No major media organizations are asking obvious questions about his role in the Trump investigation and his possible ties to the alleged hacking of Democratic National Committee...
  • Saudi Arabia widens crackdown on women's rights activists

    05/23/2018 5:57:12 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/23/2018 | BBC
    Saudi Arabia has reportedly arrested three more women's rights activists in a crackdown launched just weeks before a ban on women driving will be lifted. Human rights groups said at least 10 people, most of them women who had long campaigned for the right to drive, had now been detained since last week. Officials have said they are suspected of "suspicious contact with foreign parties" and "undermining "stability". Other activists have said the crackdown is "unprecedented" and "shocking".......
  • Nigel Farage Grills Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Censorship, Demands Transparency.....

    05/23/2018 4:21:51 AM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/22/2018 | Allum Bokhari
    Nigel Farage put Mark Zuckerberg on blast during the Facebook CEO’s testimony to the European Parliament, accusing him of “willful discrimination” against conservatives on the platform, and positing the creation of a “Social Media Bill of Rights” to protect free speech. “Perhaps you’re horrified by this creation of yours and what it’s led to, I don’t know. But what is absolutely true is that since January of this year, you’ve changed your modus operandi, you’ve changed your algorithms, and it has led directly to a very substantial drop in views and engagements for those who have got right-of-center political opinions.”...
  • A Civil War Looming for Democrats...but not what you think.

    05/23/2018 2:55:36 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2018 | Me
    Progressives are overwhelmingly beating their more moderate primary opponents and uncertainty remains around the Democratic Party’s ability to retake the House in November.
  • Sources: FBI Agents Want Congress To Issue Them Subpoenas So They Can Reveal The Bureau’s Dirt

    05/22/2018 10:59:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/22/2018 | kerry pickett
    Sources tell The Daily Caller several FBI agents want congressional subpoenas to testify about the agency’s problems. The sources claim there is a demand within the agency to prosecute former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. They also say the bureau has become totally politicized. The subpoenas are desired by the FBI agents because it requires Congress to pay for their legal fees and protects them from agency retribution. Many agents in the FBI want Congress to subpoena them so they can reveal problems caused by former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, three people in...
  • Iranian commander threatens Pompeo

    05/22/2018 10:02:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/18 | Elad Benari
    A senior Iranian military commander on Tuesday threatened that Iranians would punch U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the mouth, a day after the top American diplomat announced that Washington would impose unprecedented sanctions against the Islamic Republic. “The people of Iran should stand united in the face of this and they will deliver a strong punch to the mouth of the American Secretary of State and anyone who backs them,” Ismail Kowsari, the deputy commander of the Sarollah Revolutionary Guards base in Tehran said, as quoted by Reuters. Limiting Iran’s missile capabilities was one of Pompeo’s main demands...