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Bomb threats sent out across Bay Area, U.S. in email terrorism scare

Dec 13, 2018 — News on the Net

Police in multiple Bay Area cities received reports of bomb threats Thursday morning in what appears to be a nationwide scare, authorities said.

The threats were delivered by email to numerous locations and demanded Bitcoin payments or else bombs would detonate in those locations, according to the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, which alerted local law enforcement agencies across the state.—More….

Trump Inauguration Spending Under Criminal Investigation by Federal Prosecutors

Dec 13, 2018 — News on the Net

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations, people familiar with the matter said.

The criminal probe by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, which is in its early stages, also is examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave money in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions, some of the people said.—More….

Samantha Bee Likens Fox Viewers to Nazis, Hints Most Whites Racist

Dec 13, 2018 — News on the Net

On Wednesday’s Full Frontal show on TBS, liberal comedienne Samantha Bee displayed the latest example of liberals throwing around accusations of racism as she not only suggested that Fox News viewers are Nazi sympathizers, but a segment about alleged voter suppression hinted that most whites are racist because they refuse to vote for Democrats.

Early in tne show, Bee took aim at Fox News over the recent launch of as she suggested that eldery men who write racist comments on Facebook might be interested in the new Fox News platform. Bee: “It’s like television, Grandpa, but you get it on the smaller screen you use for writing racism on Facebook.”—MORE…

This is why Google shows pictures of Trump when people search ‘idiot’

Dec 13, 2018 — News on the Net

Aren’t we so lucky to be ruled by such wise and informed Solons as those who currently populate Congress? The latest example being Sundar Pichai explaining the concept of “Googlebomb” to those who tax and spend our money. Their query being, why do searches for the word “idiot” produce images of President Trump? The answer is that naughty people have made it so, something that we’d really hope those running the nation already knew.

The technique for a Googlebomb is simple enough. Google decides upon what result to return for a query based upon how many links to a result come from something connected to that query. Sure, it’s complicated these days, but that’s the basis of the idea. Links to something mean that something has links to it — Google reads links to determine relevance and importance. So, if we go out and deliberately create links to a certain result, making sure we use a particular word or subject to create the link, then Google will be reading those and associating the two things. —More…

Return of pork barrel politics? Democrats plot to revive earmarks

Dec 13, 2018 — News on the Net

House Democrats are eager to revive the notorious earmark, which is any provision that allocates cash to a pet project in a particular congressional district, when they take back the majority in January.

There is no House rule banning earmarks, but the Republican majority curtailed the practice in 2011 following allegations of corruption and years of bad publicity about projects like Alaska’s “bridge to nowhere” that came with a $320 million price tag. —More…

AOC Is Being Urged to Run for President. Here’s Her Response.

Dec 13, 2018 — News on the Net

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hasn’t even been sworn in yet but she’s already facing calls to run for president.

The 29-year-old responded to an article Vox’s Matthew Yglesias wrote, discussing why he believes Ocasio-Cortez “should run for president.”—More….

Quebec doctors now ‘abruptly’ euthanize sick patients as first resort: study

Dec 13, 2018 — News on the Net

Sick patients in Quebec are sometimes “abruptly” killed by doctors through the province’s euthanasia program with little or no effort to mitigate or relieve the patient’s suffering through non-lethal medical means, a study in an international medical journal is claiming.

“Requests for and provision of MAiD [Medical Aid in Dying] as documented in the chart can occur abruptly and without a documented evolution of the goals of care which may imply that requests for MAiD are not treated as having particular moral considerations but merely administrative or legal ones,” the study titled “Situating requests for medical aid in dying within the broader context of end-of-life care: ethical considerations” states. More…

SKEWERED ALIVE Factory robot impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes after horror malfunction

Dec 13, 2018 — News on the Net

A CHINESE factory worker has survived being skewered with TEN metal spikes when a robot malfunctioned.

The 49-year-old, named as Mr Zhou, was working on the night shift at a porcelain factory in Hunan province when he was struck by a falling robotic arm.—MORE…

BOOM! Despite Mueller & the Left, Trump’s Approval Bests Obama’s at the Same Point in 1s

Dec 13, 2018 — News on the Net

Despite all the buzz surrounding the Mueller investigation over the past…forever…Trump continues to deny expectations and trounce all over the hopes of left-wingers everywhere.

He truly is the Artist of the Deal

And the deal is, he’s beating Obama in the polls, comparing both presidents at this point in their first term.—More…

House Democrats Change Rules to Make It Easier to Raise Taxes

Dec 13, 2018 — News on the Net

Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has yet to take the speaker’s gavel of the U.S. House of Representatives, but Democrats are already laboring to make it easier to dismantle the achievements of the Trump presidency.

The incoming chairman of the House Rules Committee, Rep. Jim McGovern (D., Mass.), confirmed to colleagues on Wednesday that he would not honor the three-fifths supermajority requirement to raise income taxes, as reported by the Washington Post.—More….

Migrant groups march to U.S. consulate in Tijuana demanding reparations

Dec 12, 2018 — News on the Net

Two groups of Central American migrants made separate marches on the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana Tuesday, demanding that they be processed through the asylum system more quickly and in greater numbers, that deportations be halted and that President Trump either let them into the country or pay them $50,000 each to go home.

On the one-month anniversary of their arrival into Tijuana, caravan members are pressing the United States to take action but they are dwindling in numbers since more than 6,000 first arrived to the city’s shelters.—MORE…

Down With Homework, Say U.S. School Districts

Dec 12, 2018 — News on the Net

School districts across the country are banning homework, forbidding it on certain days or just not grading it, in response to parents who complain of overload and some experts who say too much can be detrimental.

A new policy in Ridgefield Public Schools in Ridgefield, Conn., places nightly time limits on homework for most students. It is banned on weekends, school vacations and some other days off for elementary and middle-school students, and isn’t calculated into their overall grades.—More….

Church group says it was censored by city for talking about Jesus at Kitchener’s Christkindl Market

Dec 12, 2018 — News on the Net

The war on Christmas continued this past week when performers at Kitchener’s Christkindl Market were allegedly silenced for talking about Jesus.

CTV reports that Pastor Jacob Reaume was forced to shout his message at the opening night of the market after city staff turned off his microphone.—More…

California considers charging residents a tax for sending text messages

Dec 12, 2018 — News on the Net

California’s Public Utilities Commission is considering a plan that would charge mobile phone users a fee for sending text messages, according to recent public law filings.

The proposal is partially due to landline-era legislation coupled with the fact the people are shifting patterns away from voice calls in favor of texting.—MORE…

END OF MACRON: French president faces NO CONFIDENCE vote TOMORROW - France in chaos

Dec 12, 2018 — News on the Net

Mr Macron’s leadership is hanging by a thread after the Yellow Vest protests posed the most formidable challenge yet to his presidency. Leftist MEPs said Thursday’s vote is the result of 18 months of fiscal injustice and called on the French president to “radically change direction”. The Paris protests which erupted on November 17, were focused on denouncing a squeeze on household spending brought about by Mr Macron’s taxes on diesel, which he said were necessary to combat climate change and protect the environment.—More….

Donald Trump, Wedding Crasher, Ends Up Being Bad Copyright News for

Dec 12, 2018 — News on the Net

On June 11, 2017, a photograph of President Donald Trump crashing a wedding a day earlier at his golf course resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, went viral.

Jonathan Otto, a vice president at Deustche Bank, snapped the photo on his iPhone. He sent the photo of Trump with the bride to another wedding guest, Sean Burke, who apparently sent it to others, including a relative of the bride, who posted it on Instagram. That’s when the media discovered it. After the photo appeared on TMZ and CNN and in The Washington Post and the Daily Mail, Otto texted Burke and asked, “Hey, TMZ & others using my photo above without credit/compensation. You send to anyone? I want my cut.”—More…

DCNF Asked Paris Climate Accord Backers If They’d Support Banning Private Jets. Most Didn’t Respond

Dec 12, 2018 — News on the Net

Big businesses largely came out in support of the Paris Agreement on global warming, but most contacted by The Daily Caller News Foundation were silent on whether they would give up flying private jets.

TheDCNF wanted to test the commitment of big companies, foundations and outspoken activists who back the Paris accord. The question: Would you support a ban on private jet travel to help stem global warming?—More….

Christopher Steele Provided Information To Longtime Clinton Crony

Dec 12, 2018 — News on the Net

Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous anti-Trump dossier, disclosed information from his Trump-Russia investigation to a longtime Clinton crony because of his position on a State Department advisory board, according to court documents filed on Tuesday.

According to the court filing, Steele told a court in the United Kingdom on Aug. 1 that he provided Strobe Talbott, the Clinton insider, with anti-Trump research because of his position on the Foreign Affairs Policy Board, an independent advisory board set up in 2011 by then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton.—More…

Archeologists: Sodom and Gomorrah literally destroyed by fire and brimstone falling from the sky

Dec 12, 2018 — News on the Net

A group of archeologists and other scientists say they have discovered strong evidence that the region of the “Middle Ghor,” where the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are believed to have existed, were in fact destroyed by a meteor that exploded in the sky above, raining down superheated matter and raising temperatures to thousands of degrees, a theory that matches the account of the cities’ destruction contained in the Old Testament Book of Genesis.

According to the theory, the meteor exploded at low altitude with the force of a ten megaton atomic bomb at an altitude of about one kilometer over the northeast corner of the Dead Sea, and obliterated all of civilization in the 25-kilometer-wide circular plain that constitutes the “Middle Ghor.”—More…