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Google and Facebook will be fined unless they remove terrorist propaganda within two hours

Sep 20, 2017 — News on the Net

Google and Facebook face punishing fines unless they remove terrorist propaganda within a two-hour limit.

Theresa May will use a summit in New York tonight to warn the technology giants and their rivals that her patience is running out over their failure to clamp down on jihadi groups.—More….


7.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 44 in Mexico, collapses buildings; reports of people trapped

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least 44 people and leaving multiple people reportedly trapped in collapsed buildings.

Mexico State Gov. Alfredo del Mazo said the quake has killed at least two people in his state, which borders Mexico City. Del Mazo said a quarry worker was killed from a rock slide due to the quake, and another died when after being hit by a falling lamppost.—More…


Cellphone bomb found hidden in passenger luggage by X-ray machine at Mangalore Airport in India

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net

A cellphone ‘bomb’ has been discovered hidden inside a mobile phone by staff screening baggage in an X-ray machine at Mangalore Airport in India.

An IndiGo flight from Mangalore to Dubai was delayed this afternoon when a suspicious “clay-like” item was detected by airport scanners.—More…


Experiential Travel: Artisanal Escape at Mahekal Beach Resort

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net

As you may know, the Frida Kahlo Museum recently opened its second location in the world on Playa del Carmen’s bustling Fifth Avenue. To celebrate, Mahekal Beach Resort crafted an experiential “Artisanal Escape” for culturally-minded travelers looking to awaken their creative spirit - available now and starting at $460/night.

For a glimpse into the brilliant mind of one of Mexico’s most iconic artists, guests enjoy a self-guided walking tour Fifth Avenue, complete with an exploration guide outlining must-see stops, ending at the Frida Kahlo Riviera Maya Museum where VIP passes await. Enthusiasts return to Mahekal to discover their artistic talents through a hands-on painting lesson at the Artisan Palapa with a local master of her craft before indulging in an interactive culinary adventure at the Mayan Culinary Casita.


PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEECH TO UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net


Defiant Bill O’Reilly denies any wrong doing about sexual harassment allegations against him

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net

Disgraced Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has spoken out about being fired over sexual harassment allegations saying it was a ‘political and financial hit job’.

O’Reilly maintained his innocence and denied any wrong doing in relation to the sex harassment allegations made against him during an interview with TODAY on Tuesday.—More…

   

Israel and US open first American military base in Israel

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net

BISLACH AIR BASE, Israel — Israel and the U.S. inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system.

The move comes at a time of growing Israeli concerns about archenemy Iran’s development of long-range missiles. Together with the U.S., Israel has developed a multilayered system of defenses against everything from long-range guided missile attacks from Iran to crude rockets fired from Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.—More…


CNN Reports FBI Wiretapped Trump Campaign Manager Manafort, NYT Reports Manafort Could Be Indicted

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net

Whoa.

In an obvious Divine attempt to inject maximum chaos into the American political system just days before the supposed end of the world on September 23, CNN reported on Monday that investigators “wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret orders before and after the election.” Furthermore, CNN says, Manafort was tapped when he was having conversations with Trump — and Manafort had a residence at Trump Tower, so it’s utterly unclear whether the FBI tapped him at that location.


Recall that President Trump accused the Obama administration of tapping Trump Tower in January 2017.—More…


The Federal Reserve is setting America up for economic disaster

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net

I recently had the opportunity to read the ‘Creature from Jekyll’ Island by G. Edward Griffin, a prodigious tome dealing with the circumstances surrounding the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve system. I was taken aback by some of its provocative assertions.

• America joined World War I largely to help a few bankers profit off the war (despite a long-standing Monroe doctrine that prohibited our involvement in European affairs)
• The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was supported by international financial interests in order to destabilize Russia and steal the wealth of the Russian people; and
• So-called ‘foreign aid’ is merely a clever means of shifting the bad debt incurred by banks and wealthy financiers to American taxpayers. —More..


Toys ‘R’ Us Plans Bankruptcy Filing Amid Debt Struggle

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net

Toys “R” Us Inc., which has struggled to lift its fortunes since a buyout loaded the retailer with debt more than a decade ago, is preparing a bankruptcy filing as soon as today, according to people familiar with the situation.

The Chapter 11 reorganization of America’s largest toy chain would deal another blow to a brick-and-mortar industry that’s already reeling from store closures, sluggish mall traffic and the threat of Amazon.com Inc.—More…


Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net

Washington (CNN)US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.—More..


Varcoe: Don’t count out oilsands to power future global demand

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net

Increasingly, that appears to be more myth than reality.

Two new reports this week illustrate the world needs more oil and Canada is expected to crank up production in the years to come.—More..


World first: Microchip stores light as sound

Sep 19, 2017 — News on the Net

Australian researchers have created a microchip that converts light into sound waves and then back again for the first time ever.

The achievement, published in Nature Communications journal Monday, is touted as a huge step towards creating better, faster and more efficient computers.—More…


Traffic stop in Georgia leads to seizure of $3.2M of meth

Sep 18, 2017 — News on the Net

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a traffic stop in Georgia has disrupted a methamphetamine trafficking ring and prompted the seizure of more than $3 million of meth.

Local news outlets report the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office said in a statement that officers confiscated 30 kilograms of crystal meth worth $3.2 million, several grams of cocaine and $166,000 in cash and broke up a drug lab. Authorities said 15 kilograms of meth were seized as a result of the traffic stop, leading them to a Dahlonega home and a conversion lab in Suches.— More…