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Dan Rather rips Trump’s ‘unrelenting’ attacks on media bias, likens him to ‘

Dec 5, 2017 — News on the Net

Newsman Dan Rather says President Trump’s administration is akin to eating “bad oysters” because of his “unrelenting” attacks on media bias.

The journalist who lost his job at CBS due to infamous reporting on forged documents during the 2004 U.S. presidential election between John Kerry and George W. Bush says the commander in chief spends too much time focused on the press. Mr. Rather showed up on TBS’ “Conan” Monday night to promote his book, “What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism,” when he made the claim.—More…

Facebook COO warns women that male executives may stop hiring them because of sexual harassment scan

Dec 5, 2017 — News on the Net

The chief operating officer of Facebook, has warned of a potential backlash against women in the workplace following recent high-profile sexual harassment scandals. Sheryl Sandberg, one of the most powerful businesswomen in the world, said she had already heard “rumblings” that male leaders of companies may be increasingly reluctant to hire female employees because they feared their firms becoming involved in disputes.

Sandberg urged companies to put policies in place on how to handle allegations. Writing on Facebook, she said: “I have already heard the rumblings of a backlash: ‘This is why you shouldn’t hire women.’ Actually, this is why you should.” She added: “The percentage of men who will be afraid to be alone with a female colleague has to be sky high right now. —More….

150 structures destroyed, 27,000 people evacuated in raging Ventura wildfire

Dec 5, 2017 — News on the Net

A fast-moving, wind-fueled wildfire swept into the city of Ventura early Tuesday, burning 31,000 acres, destroying homes and forcing 27,000 people to evacuate.

About 150 structures — including at least one large apartment complex — were consumed by flames, and many more were threatened as the fire crept about a quarter mile away from City Hall. Engulfed in flames, the Hawaiian Village Apartments collapsed about 4 a.m. Residents watched with their cameras and cell phones out, the sound of propane tanks bursting filled the air.—More…

Facebook, Google Leading to Internet Domination of Advertising

Dec 4, 2017 — News on the Net

Facebook and Google will capture a phenomenal 84 percent of the digital ad spend worldwide this year as the two online companies account for all of the growth in internet advertising this year, according to GroupM.

The investment management firm said Sunday that the dominance of Facebook and Google “is exceedingly bad news for the balance of the digital publisher ecosystem.” Since the two firms are not only grabbing all the new money advertisers are spending but are also taking share from the competition, GroupM says they will account for “186 percent of digital growth in 2017.”—More…

Watching video of police chase, woman finds her lost dog. ‘I couldn’t believe it’

Dec 4, 2017 — News on the Net

After days of searching, an Oceanside woman had given up hope that she’d find Catalina, her 9-month-old puppy who went missing soon after Thanksgiving.

But then Salina Hurtado saw her dog on the news.—More…

Two doctors fired after ‘dead’ baby wakes up on way to funeral

Dec 4, 2017 — News on the Net

A hospital in India fired two physicians and promised an investigation after a baby who was declared dead woke up in a bag while the family was driving to his funeral.

The case has sparked outrage across the country, police are involved, and the New Delhi health minister has threatened to cancel the hospital’s license.—More…

Doug Jones out of Options, Resorts to Literally Threatening Moore Voters

Dec 4, 2017 — News on the Net

Roy Moore has endured a lot on the Alabama campaign trail. National news media descended on The Heart of Dixie and ran article after article trying to tarnish Moore’s name. From unsubstantiated accusations to outright lies, the mainstream media has been grabbing anything it can to use against Moore, no matter how shaky the foundation.

Now a super PAC for Doug Jones, Moore’s biggest political rival, has graduated from mud-slinging to actual threats.—More…

U.N. Climate Change Talks Wracked By Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

Dec 4, 2017 — News on the Net

Several women, who served on the United Nation’s environmental task forces — specifically those in charge of spearheading climate change negotiations — say they were the victims of sexual harassment that went on for years, even at the highest levels of the U.N.‘s environmental operation.

Speaking to Climate Change News on the condition of anonymity, several women say that while working to help the U.N. address climate change, they became subject to all sorts of untoward behavior from the U.N.‘s climate scientists and senior officials — and it became so bad that leaders of current climate change talks had to draw up “zero tolerance policies” so that women would be protected when they came forward with complaints.—More…

Acosta: ‘When Journalists Are Attacked, Journalists Have to Resist’

Dec 4, 2017 — News on the Net

CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Monday continued to vocally criticize President Donald Trump and his attacks on the media.

During the inaugural Poynter Journalism Ethics Summit, which is “intended to focus on strengthening political reporting and increasing trust in the media,” Acosta commented on his behavior while reporting, behavior that has been criticized by some of his own CNN colleagues. —More…

Republicans Prepare For War With FBI, DOJ: To File Contempt Action Over Anti-Trump Bias

Dec 4, 2017 — News on the Net

Five weeks ago, House Speaker Paul Ryan accused the DOJ and FBI of “stonewalling” the House Intelligence Committee’s wide-ranging subpoena for all pertinent information about how the largely unsubstantiated “Trump dossier” played into the DOJ’s decision to launch the infamous Trump collusion investigation. At the time, the speaker said the agency was preparing to turn over the information requested by the committee, but despite his assurances, the promised documents never materialized.

Then yesterday, thanks to a series of coordinated media leaks, Nunes learned – at the same time as the broader public - about the reassignment of Peter Strzok, a senior Mueller aide who had played a critical role in the DOJ’s original collusion investigation. And before that, Strzok helped lead the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information.—More…

Trump: ‘I feel badly for Gen. Flynn’

Dec 4, 2017 — News on the Net

President Trump said Monday that it’s “unfair” that his former national security adviser Michael Flynn is in trouble for lying to the FBI, while Hillary Clinton lied to the FBI and never got in trouble.

“I feel badly for Gen. Flynn,” Trump said at the White House Monday morning as he departed for Utah. “I feel very badly. He’s led a very strong life and I feel very badly.”—More..

WATCH: Abortion Activist Punches 15-Year-Old Girl in the Face Who Was Praying at Planned Parenthood

Dec 4, 2017 — News on the Net

A Virginia teenage pro-life advocate was punched in the face and knocked to the ground Saturday morning outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Roanoke.

The attack is the latest indication of growing hostility toward pro-life advocates across the country.—More…

Trump says Michael Flynn case has been ‘very unfair’ compared to Hillary Clinton

Dec 4, 2017 — News on the Net

President Trump said Monday that the treatment of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been “very unfair,” in comparison to how the FBI treated rival Hillary Clinton.

“I feel badly for Gen. Flynn. I feel very badly. He’s led a very strong life,” Mr. Trump said to reporters outside the White House. “I will say this, Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI and nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and they destroyed his life. I think it’s a shame.”—More…

Saudis move toward Netanyahu’s vision on the Palestinians — NY Times

Dec 4, 2017 — News on the Net

An American peace plan rumored to be backed by Saudi Arabia has reportedly fueled concerns among Palestinian and Arab officials that Washington has adopted Israel’s views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Under a proposal presented by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the latter’s visit to Riyadh last month, the Palestinians would receive a non-contiguous state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip without full sovereignty over the territory they control; the vast majority of Jewish settlements in the West Bank would not be evacuated; the Palestinians would not receive East Jerusalem as their capital; and Palestinian refugees and their descendants would not be allowed to return to Israel, The New York Times reported late Sunday.—More…

Puerto Rico gives out Christmas bonuses after asking for $94 billion in hurricane relief

Dec 3, 2017 — News on the Net

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello last month asked federal taxpayers to shell out $94 billion to pay for the territory’s recovery from Hurricane Maria — then turned around and paid out about $100 million in Christmas bonuses to government employees on the island.

The governor’s aides say the bonuses were part of a long-standing tradition and were included in the budget approved over the summer.—More…

US quits UN global compact on migration, says it’ll set its own policy

Dec 3, 2017 — News on the Net

(CNN)The United States notified the United Nations that it will no longer take part in the global compact on migration, saying it undermines the nation’s sovereignty.

The US has been a part of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants since it was formed last year. The declaration aims to ensure the rights of migrants, help them resettle and provide them with access to education and jobs.—More…

Trump to deliver speech declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel: Report

Dec 2, 2017 — News on the Net

President Trump plans to give a speech next week naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to an Axios report published Friday.

The report cites a “White House spokesman” who told the news outlet that Mr. Trump always planned to address the matter, but he has been waiting for the right time to make the announcement. The speech is currently slated for Wednesday.—More….

The German town that said ‘nein’ to Angela Merkel’s migrants,

Dec 2, 2017 — News on the Net

The Christmas market selling Santa chocolates, Advent wreaths and spiced wine is in full swing.

In a German town with an unrivalled record of welcoming migrants and making them feel at home, excited children wave from carousel rides as shoppers chattering in German and Arabic mingle.—More…


Five people injured - two critically - after car rams into pedestrians in London

Dec 2, 2017 — News on the Net

Five people have been injured after a car smashed into pedestrians in London.

Two people involved in the incident on Stockwell Road are critically injured—More…

Shocking Report Shows Patients Being Starved to Death as Food and Water Redefined as Medical Treatme

Dec 2, 2017 — News on the Net

A new report by Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) Associate Scholar Bobby Schindler sheds light on the widespread legality of euthanasia by denial of food and water as well as recent legislative attempts to redefine these basic, ordinary needs as medical treatment, calling on the medical and legal communities to bring their approach to states of diminished consciousness into line with current neuroscience and to protect vulnerable patients’ human rights.

In Basic Care, Human Dignity, and Care for Medically Vulnerable Persons, Schindler examines the history and devastating effects of the designation persistent vegetative state, which he calls “one of the most arbitrary and subjectively applied diagnoses in clinical practice,” explaining:—More….